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May 7, 1971

May 7, 1971

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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Poile, Like Imlach, Did Top Building lob With First Year Club Vancouver

VANCOUVER — Now that the National Hockey League season is over, there are two ways of assessing the performance of the two new boys, the But falo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks. Either Punch Imlach (Buffalo) and Bud Poile (Vancouver) did a remarkable job of building their first-year team; or five of the six teams which entered the league in 1967-68 have to be graded from mediocre to poor. The Sabres, despite playing the first six weeks of the season without veterans Don Marshall and Phil Goyette, completed their first season with 63 points. The Canucks collected 56 and would probably have equalled or bettered the Sabres’ total if veteran center Orland Kurtenbach had not missed 10 weeks with torn knee ligaments. Now, how about the performance of the original expansion clubs, who were completing…

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EHL PLAYOFFS

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Fan Forum

Late ‘Mike’ Briere Inspired Youngsters We in the Pittsburgh Amateur Hockey League will always remember Mike Briere as an inspiration to future hockey players. Mike always had time to speak a few words to our players in the Amateur League, before or after they had played a game in the Civic Arena. I had the honor to know Mike and talked with him quite a few times concerning our hockey program and always came away with a good bit of information. Mike Briere was a gentleman and a fine, upcoming player. He will be missed. As my friend, Red Kelly, said. “He was like a little boy, but he had the heart of a lion.” LEN BARCALOW, President PAHL, Pittsburgh, Pa. Memorial Award Should Be Set Up For Briere With the recent death of Michel Briere, the Pittsburgh Penguins’…

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NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY SCHOOL

OKLAHOMA CITY FAIRGROUNDS ARENA 3 - SEPARATE SESSIONS - ONE WEEK EACH JULY 12TH THROUGH JULY 30TH • Age limit 7 to 19 • 3 hours ice time and plenty of public skating • Supervised swimming pool for students • Physical fitness instruction by Phys. Ed. Instructor • Blackboard instruction and hockey films • Crests and trophies given to students • All meals carefully prepared by Dietician • Accident Insurance coverage • Free admission to baseball games and auto races • Day rates available “OPEN TO BEGINNERS” WITH SPECIAL CLASSES ENROLL NOWLUHTID REGISTRATION FOR INFORMATION AND BROCHURES WRITE — NORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY SCHOOL, 1708 N. VERMONT, OKLA. CITY, OKLA. 73107, 6708 CHANCE OF A LIFETIME FOR AMERICAN BOYS TO BE SEEN AND SCOUTED…