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December 3, 1971

December 3, 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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Player Of The Week

The Kansas City Blues are roiling in high gear in the CHL race and their exciting rookie John Garrett is the hottest of the league goalers. Garrett was in the KC net for their four straight wins as he lowered his goals-against average to an amazing 1.00 with a pair of shutouts. A fine start for the Blues’ freshman netminder.…

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HELMETS TOP ITEM IN HOCKEY BAGS AS MANUFACTURERS TURN OUT 600,000

TORONTO— Engineers and designers sweat over them, neuro surgeons modify them, players approve them, players reject them, boys must wear them and parents buy them. What are they? Hockey helmets, that’s what. More than 600,000 are sold each year in the United States and Canada. They’re the one single piece of equipment which consume the most time and dollars of manufacturers’ research. Yet they’re seldom worn by more than two dozen players in the National Hockey League. Amateur hockey authorities, however, have been quicker than the pros to recognize the importance of helmets. Most associations make helmets mandatory for all boys, and if most top prospects reject them when they turn professional, that is their risk. Meantime, manufacturers spend more than $10,000 a year in research and developmnt of new models, each of which is…

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American League Summaries

Fri. Nov. 12CLEVELAND 3 at BALTIMORE 6 ROCHESTER 4 at SPRINGFIELD 1 TIDEWATER 3 at BOSTON 3 Sat. Nov. 13 TIDEWATER 4 at SPRINGFIELD 4 Sun. Nov. 14 SPRINGFIELD 4 at PROVIDENCE 3 RICHMOND 1 at NOVA SCOTIA 2 BOSTON 4 at ROCHESTER 1 BALTIMORE 2 at TIDEWATER 5…

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Player’s of the week

In The East Jean Ratelle and his Ranger ‘Hot Line’ teammates Rod Gilbert and Vic Hadfield are virtually tearing up the National Hockey League and their scoring exploits could head them right for an NHL point record at their present pace. Ratelle turned in the league’s first four-goal performance of the season as he led the New Yorkers’ 12I rout of the California Seals, raising his season count to 14 goals, 17 assists and 31 points, good for third place in the individual scoring race. Ratelle, already 11-points ahead of his 1970-71 pace, led a 23-point one period onslaught against California with his four goals to set an NHL record. The Rangers are back in first place in the East Division race thanks to the prolific scoring of Ratelie, Gilbert and Hadfield. In The West After…