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January 12, 1973

January 12, 1973

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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McRae Shutout Starts Reversal Of Fortunes For Tulsa

TULSA— It was a long time between victories for the Tulsa Oilers. It was a long time between shutouts for goalkeeper Gordon McRae. As a matter of fact, that’s saying the same thing. Gordie blanked the Central League-leading Dallas Black Hawks, 5-0, Thanksgiving night in Tulsa’s Assembly Center. And the Oilers didn’t win again until Dec. 16, when McRae shut out the San Diego Gulls of the Western League, 7-0, also at home. In between McRae’s only professional shutouts were eight straight losses, tying a club record, but falling one short of a league mark. (St. Louis and Memphis each lost nine straight games in 1963-64). Left wing Lyle Moffat, a sec-ond-year pro from Calgary by way of Michigan Tech, sparked the reversal of Oiler fortunes with a hat trick, only the third of the…

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Orr Still Surprising Bruins, Tells Teammates He’s Engaged

BOSTON— Anything Bobby Orr does shouldn’t really be a surprise but the Boy Wonder of the Boston Bruins still manages to raise a few eyebrows now and then. Orr, since returning from off-season knee surgery, has surprised even some of his teammates with his excellent play. But he surprised his Boston teammates and scores of other people not long ago with an announcement that he is engaged to be married. Orr made the announcement Dec. 28 of his engagement to pretty blonde Peggy Wood, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., school teacher. The announcement came only 24 hours before the Bruins met the Minnesota North Stars at the Metropolitan Sports Centre in the first game of the season televised nationally by NBC. Miss Wood and Orr were engaged Christmas Day but no wedding date was announced. The 24-year-old…

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AMERICAN 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 HOW THEY STAND GAMES COMPLETED Dec 22 Hershey 7 at Baltimore 3 Springfield 2 at Boston 4 New Haven 5 at Richmond 3 Providence 2 at Rochester 3 Sat. Dec. 23 Rochester 2 at Cincinnati 8 Novo Scotia 6 at Cleveland 1 Baltimore 2 at Hershey 5 Boston 4 at Springfield 6 New Haven 4 at Virginia 6 Mon. Dec. 25. New Haven 1 at Boston 3 Springfield 1 at Providence 5 Cincinnati O at Virginia 4 Tues. Dec. 26 Rochester 1 at Nova Scotia 3 Wed Dec. 27 New Haven 8 at Baltimore 7 Virginia 4 at Hershey 4 Cincinnati 6 at Richmond 3 Providence 3 at Springfield 3 Thr. Dec. 28 Rochester 0 at Nova Scotia 4 GAMES TO COME Sat. Dec. 30 Virginia at Baltimore Boston…

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Flint ‘Doubters’ Eating Words As Gens Pull Away

FLINT— There were a lot of doubters when Flint Generals rushed off to the International League’s North Division lead. Generals have a history of quick starts and slow finishes. Just wait, said several IHL coaches. Well, the wait is over. It has to be. Any longer and it’ll take binoculars to find the Generals. Flint showed a 26-8-0 record Mike Randolph through its first 34 games. That’s 17 more points than second-place Port Huron and 25 more than the Generals needed to secure a playoff position. There are still doubters, though. Like Dayton coach-Jim Anderson and Saginaw boss Don Perry. They say Flint isn’t the best in the IHL. Maybe, in the final analysis. Generals won’t be best. For now, they’re on a pace that would give them the most wins in the history of…