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April 7, 1972

April 7, 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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American League Summaries

Sun. March 18 RICHMOND 1 at BALTIMORE 3 PROVIDENCE 3 at CLEVELAND 2 BOSTON 6 at NOVA SCOTIA 3 ROCHESTER 3 at SPRINGFIELD 5 Tue. March 21 NOVA SCOTIA 2 at BOSTON 2 FRI. MARCH 24 NOVA SCOTIA 2 at ROCHESTER 1…

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ALL TIME LEADERS

(Including games of Sun. March 26)…

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13 Kings ‘Drafted’ By WHA

SPRINGFIELD— The Cleveland Barons think they have troubles, with some 10 members of their current team drafted for next season by the new World Hockey Association! Well, the Springfield Kings have no less than 13 from their current roster who were actually selected by teams in the new WHA. Actually, it does not mean that these members will play for the new teams. What is does mean is that it will give many of the players a stronger hand when it comes time for contract signing. The WHA will stock member teams mainly with WHL. CHL and AHL players as well as some Russians. Czechs and Poles along with a few stars from the NHL. Of the 1,073 players grabbed for future consideration by the WHA. an incredible 55 former Springfield Kings and…

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Car Crash Jolts Flint’s Playoff Chances; Komets Knocked Dayton Out Of Title Race

FLINT— It appeared the Flint Generals would move into the International League playoffs from a position of strength. The Generals had struggled through the middle portions of the schedule. hut finally put together a three-game win streak in the next-to-last week of the regular-season. It was their longest run of victories since november. Then disaster struck. Winger Bill Pettinger and defenseman Barry Graham were lost to the team when a late-model sports car Graham was driving went out of control and crashed into two other cars, injuring both seriously. Pettinger suffered a broken hip, punctured lung, and internal injuries in addition to having his spleen removed. Graham suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs, plus head and internal injuries. Firemen had to use torches to cut the pair out of the mangled auto. Left wing Pettinger,…