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February 4, 1972

February 4, 1972

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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Marotte Plays Part As Kings Defense Lifts Club’s Hopes

LOS ANGELES— Having won six of their previous eleven starts for their hottest streak of the season, the Los Angeles Kings then had to start the new year on a seven-game road-trip, mostly against top established foes, and they were routed 6-2 in Oakland, 10-2 in Montreal and 8-0 in New York in their first three starts. However, Gilles Marotte was sidelined with a bruised foot in these three. Marotte returned to action and the Kings returned to their recent form, tying 1-1 in Toronto and 1-1 in Boston, sagging in a 74 loss in Detroit, but then deadlocking, 3-3 in Philadelphia. Finishing the trip with three ties in the final four games after it had started so disastrously was a pleasant surprise, for which Marotte was partly responsible. The 26-year-old veteran of…

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY, LTD. Arnold Street, Wallacaburg, Ontario Sold in U.S. and Canada LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY, LTD. Arnold Street, Wallacaburg, Ontario Sold in U.S. and Canada HOW THEY STAND AMERICAN LEAGUE (Standings on Mon. Jan. 24) EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION GAMES COMPLETED Mon. Jan. 17 Springfield 7 at Tidewater 3 Tues. Jan. 18 Baltimore 5 at Boston 3 Providence 3 at Cincinnati 4 Cleveland 1 at Novo Scotia 4 Wed. Jan. 19 Boston 2 at Hershey 1 Springfield 3 at Richmond 3 Cincinnati 3 at Rochester 4 Thurs. Jan. 20 Nova Scotia 2 at Boston 5 Fri. Jan. 21 Richmond 2 at Baltimore 5 Rochester 2 at Cincinnati 6 Cleveland 0 at Providence 4 Nova Scotia 5 at Springfield 5 Sat. Jan. 22 Rochester 5 at Baltimore 5 Providence 1 at Boston 4 Tidewater 2 at Hershey 4 Cleveland 1 at Springfield 6 Sun.…

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Expansion Suns Jinx Leading Charlotte; Adduono Running Away With Scoring Title

CHARLOTTE— If you were going to pick a bugaboo for the Charlotte Checkers, it’s a good bet that you wouldn’t select the expansion Sun Coast Suns’franchise in Eastern Hockey League action. But the EHL is the league of the unexpected and the Suns are prime exponents that nothing is sacred in the circuit. For the second time this season the Suns scuttled a Charlotte winning streak to infuriate coach Fred Creighton. Earlier in the season, the Checkers had a 31-game home winning streak that went through all of 1971 including the tailend of last season and the early stages of the current campaign. Well that streak went up in smoke by a 5-1 count with the Suns the villains. Then just a few weeks ago, the Checkers approached the league standard of 21 games…

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Fort Worth Cleans House As 11 Players Exchanged

FORT WORTH— Wholesale player changes gave the Fort Worth Wings a new look, as the parent Detroit Red Wings tried to mend fences at both their farm clubs. Tidewater in the AHL and Fort Worth in the CHL. Fort Worth acquired five players and turned loose of six. The biggest news for Fort Worth fans was the acquisition of 21-year-old defenseman Serge Lajeunesse and 23-year-old right wing center Ron Walters, both from Tidewater. Walters, at Fort Worth the three previous seasons, was the club’s leading scorer last year with 69 points on 25 goals and 44 assists. Lajeunesse, former ace of the Montreal Junior Canadiens, started last season with Fort Worth, but was promoted to Detroit after 12 games, and stuck with the parent Wings. Also acquired from Tidewater were center-right wing Rene Leclerc…