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September 1, 1972

September 1, 1972

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

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WHA Sets ‘Double’ Opener

CLEVELAND— The first regular season games ever played between World Hockey Association teams will be in Ottawa and Cleveland on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 11. The Nats entertain the Alberta Oil Kings in the Ottawa Civic Centre and the Crusaders host the Quebec Nordiques in the Cleveland Arena. The WHA schedule, drawn up by Ed Fitkin, assistant to the president, includes 78 games for each team, with teams within a division playing each other four times home-and-away and teams from opposite divisions meeting three times in home-and-away series. There are two extra games that will give natural rivals an extra home-and-away series. The divisional lineup is: EAST—New York, New England, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Quebec and Ottawa. WEST—Chicago, Minnesota, Houston, Los Angeles, Winnipeg and Alberta. Natural rivals have been designated as New York and New England,…

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Clippers Drill At Hershey, Fate Bears In Four Carnes

BALTIMORE— Pre-season training for the 1972-73 edition of Baltimore’s defending American Hockey League Western Division Champion Clippers will again transpire in the Hershey Arena when General Manager Terry Reardon assembles his hopefuls on Monday Sept. 18. They will then have just five days in which to prepare for the first of four exhibition games against the Bears which Reardon and his Hershey counterpart, GM Frank Mathers, have arranged. The pre-season slate so far is as follows: Friday, Sept. 22, Hershey at Civic Center; Saturday, Sept. 23, at Hershey; Friday, Sept. 29, Hershey at Civic Center; Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hershey. In addition to these four games, Reardon is hoping to book one or two more prior to the Clippers official season’s opener in Springfield on Friday, Oct. 6. Last year’s pennant winning Clippers enjoyed…

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Blazer Fans Get Behind Oiler Games

OKLAHOMA CITY— “The Oklahoma City Blazers are not dead, only dormant!” That statement was made by former Blazer general manager Bill Levins as he prepared to undertake the promotion of six Tulsa Oiler games that will be played in Oklahoma City’s new Myriad during the 1972-73 seaton. “Everyone was shocked and disappointed when Boston announced in June that they had decided to withdraw sponsorship of the Blazers as expansion and the WHA signings had created a shortage of players and with the Braves doing so well in Boston, the Bruins simply had no choice but to leave Oklahoma City,” Levins said. “However.” Levins stated, “the reaction of the hockey fans was a positive one in that they have dedicated themselves to do what they can do to replace Boston with another NHL sponsor for…