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April 10, 1970

April 10, 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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London Follows Playoff Pattern In OHA By Upsetting Peterboro

ST. CATHARINES—Upsets in Ontario Hockey Association Junior A playoffs are the rule rather than the exception. In the last 16 years only five teams which finished first in the Ontario Junior A league survived their own group playoffs and advanced into the Canadian junior playoffs. Last season however everything went according to form. In all seven playoff series the team finishing higher in the regular schedule knocked off their lower opponents with Montreal Canadiens finally defeating second place St. Catharines Black Hawks in the championship round. The Canadiens again won the pennant this year and eliminated Ottawa 67s in the quarter-final. However the first upset in two seasons occurred in one of the other quarter-finals when London Knights, sixth during the 270-game schedule, eliminated second place Peterborough four games to two. In other quarter-finals St. Catharines…

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Boston GM Prescribes More Work For Goaler

HERSHEY— Milt Schmidt, Boston Bruins’ general manager, rested his elbows on the rail circling the first promenade of the Hershey Sports Arena. He was watching young Joe Junkin go through his warm-up paces against the Springfield Kings in an early January game. “All that kid needs is more work,” said Schmidt, pointing to the 23-year-old Junkin. “He has a lot of talent and is pretty quick around the net. He’s not afraid to come out and challenge the shooter.” Junkin was brought in from Oklahoma City to replace veteran John Henderson who was sidelined following a knee operation. Coach Frank Mathers was in dire need of someone to help spell Andre Gill who was forced to carry the lion’s share of the goaltending duties with Henderson on the shelf. Gradually Mathers worked Junkin into…

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Tieing Voyageurs In Montreal Bisons’ Best Game Says Shero

BUFFALO— Coach Fred Shero pointed to a 3-3 tie with the Montreal Voyageurs in Montreal as the top performance of the season for the Buffalo Bisons. It followed a 7-5 loss in Springfield a night earlier…and followed by a matter of a few hours. Traveling by bus, the Bisons left Springfield shortly before midnight Saturday and arrived in Montreal at 6 Sunday morning. The game with the Voyageurs was an afternoon affair, and started at 2: 30. Shero dispensed with the customary game-day meeting, and told the players to report to the Forum 90 minutes before game time. “I suppose the boys got to bed as soon as we reached the hotel, and most slept until 11 or 12,” Shero said. “In any event, for a tired hockey club, they played a hell of a game.…

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IHL PLAYOFFS

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Semi-Finals (Dayton leads best-of-seven series 2-1) GAMES COMPLETED Thurs. March 26 Dayton 1 at Muskegon 2 Sat. March 28 Dayton 5 at Muskegon 4 Sun. March 29 Muskegon 2 at Dayton 7 GAMES TO COME Wed. April 1 Muskegon at Dayton Fri. April 3 Dayton at Muskegon Sat. April 4 Muskegon at Dayton (if necessary) DES MOINES vs. PORT HURON (Best-of-five semi-finals) Tues. March 31 Des Moines at Port Huron Thurs. April 2 Des Moines at Port Huron Sat. April 4 Port Huron at Des Moines Quarter-finals (Port Huron wins best-of-five series 3-0) GAMES COMPLETED Tues. March 24 Fort Wayne 3 at Port Huron 5 Thurs. March 26 Port Huron 3 at Fort Wayne 1 Sat. March 28 Fort Wayne 4 at Port Huron 6 (Des Moines wins best-of-five series 30) GAMES COMPLETED Wed. March 25 Des Moines 4 at Toledo 2 Fri. March 27 Des Moines 2 at Toledo 1 Sat. March 28 Toledo 3 at Des Moines 5…