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October 24, 1969

October 24, 1969

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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Hockey Crossword

SOLUTION IN OCT. 31 ISSUE ACROSS 1—Pictured player. 7—Preposition. 8—Pronoun. 9—Initials of Kachur of Providence. 11—An N.H.L. General Manager. 13—City in Alaska. 15—One of the Penguins. 16—Pictured player once played for this club, (abbr.) 17—Number of points registered by Pittsburgh and Minnesota last season. (Rom. Numb). 18—Period of time. 20—Verb. 22—30 across once coached this team. 23—Negative. (abbr.) 24—The Bruins belong to this section. 25—The Expos play in this league. 26—One of the Blues answers to this. 29—Initials of a Hawk Vet. 30—An N.H.L. coach. 32—Initials of Nicholson. 33—62-63 Byng trophy winner. 35—An N.H.L. centre. DOWN 1—An N.H.L. defenseman. 2—Corn grows on this. 3—Island. (abbr.) 4—A U.S. State. (abbr.) 5—First name of one of the Bruins. 6—One of the Habs. 10—Pictured player answers to this. 12—First name of a King forward. 14—This Ranger wears No. 25. 19—1953-54 Hart trophy winner. 21—A former N.H.L. defenseman. 26—A forward line. 27—That is. 28—A Hawk winger. 31—Adverb. 32—Initials of Erickson. 34—Denotes scoreless tie. LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS ACROSS 1—BATHGATE. 6—ORR. 8—STAPLETON. 11—FLETT. 12—ONE. 14—N.I. 15—N.P. 17—11. 18—EEL. 19—BOO. 20—STANLEY. 24—ENTRANCE. 26—VET. 27—R.G. 28—NEB. 29—W.R. DOWN 1—BOSTON. 2—ART. 3—TRADE. 4—GOLF. 5—TOTEMS. 7—ONTARIO. 9—E.L. 10—O.T. 13—NINETEEN. 16—PLANTE. 17—10. 18—E.S. 19—BYNG. 21—N.T. 22—L.R. 23—EARL. 25—ERR.…

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New CHL Coaches Unbeaten As Teams Kick Off Schedule

WATERLOO — It couldn’t have been written more perfect for the new coaches in the Central Hockey League. Their 1969-70 debuts in the CHL were nothing short of a howling success. In fact, they didn’t lose a game in the league’s triple bill opener. Parker MacDonald, the coach of the Waterloo Iowa Stars watched as his team settled comfortably in its new setting and knocked off the Omaha Knights 4-3 in their home start. To give his Stars more teeth for the long grind ahead, the parent Minnesota North Stars dropped defenseman Tom Reid and forward Grant Erickson in MacDonald’s lap as they made their final cuts for the new NHL season. Erickson was drafted from the Boston Bruins’ Oklahoma City club and he will be returning to the CHL after a brilliant last,…

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Larose Named North Stars’ Captain

TWIN CITIES — The Minnesota North Stars have a new leader on the ice for the 1969-70 National Hockey League season. He’s Claude Larose, high-scoring right winger, whom general-manager-coach Wren Blair desig nated as the new captain of the North Stars this season. Larose, who came to Minnesota from Montreal Canadiens with the advent of NHL expansion, scored 25 goals and 37 assists last year playing on the club’s top line with Danny O’Shea and Danny Grant. He was also chosen as Minnesota’s most valuable player for the 1968-69 season.…

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New Barens Proving Exciting, Hard-Hitting Crew

Special To The Hockey News CLEVELAND — The 1969-70 American Hockey League season is just underway, but already Cleveland fans are getting excited about Jack Gordon’s icers. The Barons are a different club from avear ago, They hit more, have more experience up front, and if their young goaltenders come along, they’ll have to be reckoned with in the AHL’s West. The main physical strength comes from backliners Jim Watson, Bob Falkenberg and Jim Niekamp who team up with the Barons’ veteran captain, Bill Needham, to give the Clevelanders a more solid defense. The most bruising of the four is Watson, a 6’2”, 210 pound “rock” who seems to delight in bouncing opponents off the boards. “We have more size and more experience back there,” Gordon said. “If we can keep the pressure off our goaltenders,…