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January 9, 1970

January 9, 1970

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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Gilbert Wedding Bells, Expansion Teams Take Toll On Rangers

NEW YORK— The Eastern Division front running New York Rangers had what could be called a disastrous Christmas week as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Western division Pittsburgh Penguins and had to settle for a 3-3 tie with the lowly Los Angeles Kings. The Rangers, leading their division for most of the season, had their lead cut to only one point over the high scoring second place Boston Bruins. As if this was not enough of a jolt for the hoarse Ranger fans, who have been chanting “we’re no. 1” for some time, the female rooting corps of New York had to absorb the news that handsome Ranger winger Rod Gilbert is making wedding plans. Gilbert’s bride-to-be, Arunee Lee Aphorn of Thailand, said in an interview that the wedding would take place…

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London’s Indian-born Clyde Simon Hoping To Follow in Armstrong’s Footsteps To NHL

LONDON— London Knights’ right winger Clyde Simon has turned back the clock more than 20 years for some long-time fans of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior “A” circuit. The jet-black hair. high cheek-bones, quiet demeanor and ability to score goals with a quick right-hand shot have evoked comparison with the young George Armstrong who was the-courge of the league in his pre-NHL days. Simon at five-feet-nine-inches tall and 160 pounds lacks the size of the Leafs’ former captain but at 18 years of age is-till growing in strength and stature. Both Armstrong and Simon come by their nick-name—the chief—naturally. Both have Indian blood in their vein-. Simon, however, unlike most players of Indian extraction to make it to the threshold of big-time hockey is a full-blooded native, a Chip pewa. In fact, Simon grew…

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INSIDE HOCKEY

• IT WOULD seem that Canada will finally be able to take its rightful place alongside the powerful Russians for the forthcoming World hockey tournament and if this occurs successfully-you can give a big tip of your stetson to the pros. The Canadian National team was brought back to respectability this season through the efforts of professional men both on and off the ice. While Hockey Canada president Charles Hay and team general manager ‘Buck’ Houle were doing some fancy stickhandling in the committee rooms across the nation, the ice Nationals were equally as proficient on the ice against the Russians. With the likes of Brian Conacher, Billy Harris, Bill Heindl and Barry McKenzie, expatriates of professional hockey shoring up their lineup, the Nationals brought the Russians down to their level during…

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HOW THEY STAND

CENTRAL LEAGUE (Standings on Wed. Dec. 31) GAMES COMPLETED Thurs. Dec. 25 Dallas 2 at Oklohoma City 5 lowa 3 at Omaha 5 Fri. Dec. 26 Dallas 3 at Fort Worth 6 Kansas City 1 at Tulsa 3 Sat. Dec. 27 Fort Worth 3 at Dallas 4 Kansas City 2 at Iowa 7 Tulsa 4 at Omaha 4 Sun. Dec.28 Fort Worth 2 at Kansas City 5 Omaha 3 at Tulsa I lowo 4 at Oklahoma City 1 GAMES TO COME Wed. Dec. 31 Kansas City at Omaha Tulsa at Oklahoma City Iowa at Fort Wort Fri. Jan. 2 Oklahoma City at Omaha Iowa at Dallas Tulsa at Kansas City Sat. Jan. 3 Dallas at Fort Worth Kansas City at Oklahoma City Omaha at Tulsa Sun. Jan. 4 Fort Worth at Omaha Kansas City at Dallas Iowa at Tulsa Wed. Jan. 7 Fort Worth at Tulsa Omaha at Dallas Iowa at Kansas City Fri. Jan. 9 Dallas at Oklahoma City Omaha at Fort Worth Tulsa at Iowa EASTERN LEAGUE (Standings on Tues. Dec.…