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October 20, 1972

October 20, 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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HOCKEY … For Minors

The Body Check Every move in hockey depends on good timing. You’ll just have to work to perfect it. A clean body check can make you a hero, but a bad one can make you look foolish, put you out of the play and leave the goalie unprotected. Here’s the way to body check effectively. Never watch the puck, the stick, the eyes or legs of the attacker. Fix your eyes on his chest, then move so you can brace your legs the instant you dig your shoulder into his ribs. Aim your hitting shoulder for the emblem on the front of his sweater. You’ll have him—he’ll be stopped dead and you’ll still be skating.…

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Hot Exhibition Run Lifts Stars’ First Place Hopes

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY. LTD Arnold Street. Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY. LTD Arnold Street. Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada TWIN CITIES — At the risk of sounding so optimistic so early in the season, it must be reported than the Minnesota North Stars are heading into their sixth National Hockey League year fortified by their best personnel and strongest hopes ever. The North Stars are a veteran team, which has experienced every valley and nearly every peak the NHL can offer, and they are taking dead aim on the Chicago Black Hawks an first place in the West Division. A promising showing in th exhibition schedule, best in Mil nesota’s history, has kindled a…

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CENTERAL LEAGUE

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY. LTD Arnold Street. Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY. LTD Arnold Street. Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada GAMES TO COME Fri Oct. 13 Omaho at Tulsa Dallas at Salt Lake Denver at Fort Worth Sat. Oct. 14 Omaha at Fort Worth Dallas at San Diego Denver at Tulsa Wed. Oct. 18 Dallas at Portland Omaha at Phoenix Thur. Oct. 19 Dallas at Seattle Omaha at Salt Lake Tulsa at Fort Worth Fri. Oct. 20 Dallas at Phoenix GAMES TO COME Tues. Oct. 10 Roanoke Volley at Charlotte Wed. Oct. 11 Syracuse at New England Fri. Oct. 13 Johnstown at Clinton New England at Cape Cod Long Island at Rhode Island Syracuse at New Jersey Sun Coast at Charlotte Greensboro at Roanoke Valley…

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More Road Wins, Less Coats Against

PORTLAND The Portland Buckaroos should be as explosive as ever this season and just as rugged but if they want to regain their familiar top rung in the Western Hockey League, they have to improve in two areas. 1. On the road. 2. In the goals against column. Last season was only the fourth in the last 12, since the Buckaroos rejoined the WHL, that they didn’t finish first. In that period, the Buckaroos have won more games than any other team in professional hockey. The Buckaroos scored a league-leading 301 goals last season, the third straight season they have gone over the 300 mark. They had 306 in 1970-71 and 322 in 1969-70. When Gord Fashoway took over the team in 1969-70, he promised a more wide-open high-scoring style. It seemed to fit. Fashoway had held…