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September 1, 1970

September 1, 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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‘Runners’ Beefed Up

PHOENIX— The Phoenix Raodrunners picked up only 690 minutes in penalties in the Western Hockey League last season. This was the lowest total in the circuit. Maybe this contributed to a fifth-place finish. Maybe it didn’t At any rate the brass of the Roadrunners must have decided it’s time for a change. The quiet of the summer was broken by the announcement of two acquisitions from the Vancouver Canucks. Going to Phoenix are Pat Hannigan and Ted McCaskill. And how’s that for picking up a pair of rock-hard forwards. There are few tougher front-liners in all pro hockey. McCaskill last season picked up 110 minutes in penalties and took on half the league with his fists. He also scored 24 goals for a pro career record. Hannigan scored 28 goals. He drew only 47 minutes in penalties…

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Pulford May Quit Hockey After Trade

TORONTO— National Hockey League fans may have seen the last of Bob Pulford as a player if the veteran left winger sticks to his plans to quit the game. Pulford, 34, was swapped to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for two forwards, Garry Monahan and rookie Brian Murphy, But Pulford has deep business roots in Toronto and may be reluctant to pull up stakes and move to the West Coast. It will be the job of Kings’ general-manager-coach Larry Regan to persuade Pulford, a 14-year seasoned performer with the Leafs and a member of hockey’s 250 goal club, to change his mind. Leafs GM Gregory said the trade was not conditioned on Pulford’s reporting to Los Angeles. The deal was the second made by the Leafs before the start of training camp. Previously they…

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Brewer Quits NHL

DETROIT— Carl Brewer tossed a curve at the Detroit Red Wings by announcing he was retiring from hockey just as the National Hockey League club was heading for training camp. Brewer, a second-team NHL All-Star last season, jolted the Wings with his disclosure that he was quitting the game to devote more time to his family and business interests. The decision to retire was a surprise to the Wings since Brewer had already signed his 1970-71 contract. It was also the second time Brewer has left the NHL. Following the completion of the 1964-65 NHL season, Brewer quit to further his education and ultimately to travel to Europe. WIN GRUEN WATCHES Mrs. Cecil Kerr of Box 239, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Canada, is the July winner and John G. Tate of 576 Kromer Ave., Berwyn, Pa., USA,…

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Burned Out Gunzo Plans To Be Back

CHICAGO— Walter “Gunzo” Humeniuk, the gritty and resilient exgoalie for the Chicago Black Hawks, suffered a serious loss in a recent $105,000 fire. Gunzo’s Sport Center at Roosevelt and Harlem in Berwyn was seriously damaged when a severe fire started in a store next door at 4:30 A.M. and spread rapidly through the five connecting buildings. Damage to his store and the tremendous stock of hockey equipment was extensive. Much equipment arriving for the new season had not yet been insured. As a result, Gunzo has sustained a heavy loss. However, the tough, little sportsman is fighting back as only he knows how. Working day and night, aided by his close friends, the dedicated Gunzo is beginning to bring order out of chaos. At this writing Gunzo is searching for a new location. In…