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October 6, 1972

October 6, 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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VOL. 26 No. 1 OCTOBER 6, 1972 OFFICIAL NATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY Founded October 1st, 1947 Published weekly except monthly June through September by Ken-Will Publishing Co. Ltd. 1434 St. Catherine Street West, Montreal 107, Canada. U.S. Office: 16 Maple Street, Rouses Point, N.Y. 12979 Charlie Halpin Editorial Director Kenneth William McKenzie President and Publisher Lyndon Little Assistant To Editor United States Advertising Representatives: Boston: Stephen Ganak, Mediarep Center Inc., 1425 Statler Office Bldg., Boston, Mass. 02116, telephone (617) 482-5233; New York: Raymond Ogren, Sports Communications Inc, 770 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10021, telephone (212) HA 1-7800. Yearly SUBSCRIPTION Rates: $7.00 in Canada $8.00 in the U.S.A. and $10.00 in Foreign Countries. Postpage paid at Rouses Point, N.Y. 12979. Send address changes to 1434 St. Catherine Street West, Suite 212, Montreal. 107, P.Q. Second class mail—Registration No. 1327 Printed in Canada…

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Keep Head Up Cal’s Advice To Rookie Son

MONTREAL— The Gardner family have done a heads-up job of bridging the ‘Generation Gap.’ Father Cal Gardner, a former center with New York, Toronto, Chicago and Boston of the NHL, and son Dave, the young pivot prospect with Canadiens, have kept the lines of communication open since the kid was playing juvenile hockey. “My message to him was always the same,” said Cal. “I told him to keep his head up and I showed him how to go about it.” Cal, now 48 and not all that much over his playing weight of 175 pounds, broke in with the old New York Rangers in 1945-46. The late Lester Patrick was managing the Rangers then and he had a favorite way of making his players skate with their heads held erect. Patrick used to have…

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FAN FORUM

NHL Should Consider Two-Referee System May I add my voice to the undoubted many who were amused to read that most of the NHL ‘experts’ predicted a Team Canada sweep of the Canada-Russia series. The series, however, has offered some of the finest hockey I have seen in a long time. I like two things especially that the NHL should consider: two referees to spot infractions at all times, and the rule of an automatic 10-minute ‘major’ for fighting. Both would, I think, improve both the calibre and speed of NHL hockey. DAVID N. PARKER,Florissant, Mo. Team Canada Needs Permanent Mentor Have Team Canada select a permanent top-notch coach at good salary, and give this coach the power to select three players of his choice from every NHL team. If these men want to play…

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AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE 1972-73 SCHEDULE

EAST DIVISION Boston Braves New Haven Nighthawks Nova Scotia Voyageurs Providence Reds Rochester Americans Springfield Kings WEST DIVISION Baltimore Clippers Cincinnati Swords Cleveland Barons Hershey Bears Richmond Robins Virginia Wings OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBUARY MARCH APRIL…