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May 5, 1972

May 5, 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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Czechs End Russians 9-Year Hockey Reign

PRAGUE— Russia’s nine-year hold on the world amateur hockey championship came to an end here when they were defeated 3-2 by Czechoslovakia, the host country in the 1972 tournament. The Russians, who entered the final as the commanding favorites, had been winners of every world and Olympic title since 1962. The Czechs, urged on by a capacity home-town crowd of 14 jumped into a two-goal lead on scores by Vaclav Nedomansky and Richard Farda within 30 seconds of each other early in the first period. The Russians regained their composure and dominated the remainder of the game, but fell short in their attempts to tie the game. Veteran Jaroslav Holik notched the third goal for the new champions while Alexander Maltsev and Valeri Kharlamov were the Russian goal-getters. The game’s conclusion was greeted by a…

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NHL Players, U.S. Team Owners Seen Split Over Proposed Russian-Canada Ice Series

TORONTO— A major clash appears to be looming between National Hockey League players and the owners of the American-based clubs over the right to play for Canada in the special eight-game series against Russia set for this fall. The advent of the series, announced jointly April 20 by officials of the Canadian Amateur’ Hockey Association and Hockey Canada, will thrust the nine-time world amateur champion Russian national team against a top Canadian team—with NHL pros of Canadian citizenship elegible for inclusion. Four games will be played in Canada between Sept. 1-8 with another four scheduled for Moscow Sept. 22-28. The three Canadian-based NHL clubs—Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver—had, through their representation on Hockey Canada, already pledged their support to the venture. However, reaction from the American team managements, who had little or no knowledge of…

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Dallas, Tulsa Braced For ‘Showdown’ Cup Series

DALLAS— The Dallas Black Hawks and Tulsa Oilers, only teams to occupy first place in the 1971-72 Central Hockey League regular season, were locked in a showdown in the best - of - seven Adams Cup championship final, after surviving scares in the semi-finals. The Hawks of coach Bobby Kromm, after losing two of the first three semi-final games to Oklahoma City, including a wild 7-6 setback at home, came back with three straight victories, two of them on the Blazers’ rink. They scored a 4-2 triumph in Oklanhoma-City, April 11, romped to a 7-1 decision at home, April 14, then ended the series with a 3-2 verdict on the road the following night. Tulsa, under coach Marcel Pronovost, had its back to the wall, but won its last two games against the…

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Junior Hans Leave OHA; Emms To Sell

TORONTO— The long-rumored departure of the Montreal Canadiens from the Ontario Hockey Association Major Junior A League was confirmed when the Junior Habs asked for and were granted a suspension of their franchise for one season. The Canadiens entered the Ontario League in 1960 as an emergency replacement for Toronto Marlboros and St. Michaels when those two teams defected from the established league to form their own eight team Toronto Metro Junior A League. The experiment was a failure and the Marlies returned two years later’ Large travelling expenses and lack of support at home were contributing factors to the decision by the Canadiens to withdraw. A team not affiliated with the NHL Canadiens will use the Forum as base of operations next season in the Quebec Junior Hockey League. Several other moves are expected within the…