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April 6, 1973

April 6, 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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NHL WEEK — In Review

With only a week of regular-season NHL action remaining, only two teams, Montreal Canadians and Chicago Black Hawks, can breathe sighs of relief as they each clinched first place in the East and West Divisions respectively last week. Twenty-one players on each of those clubs are $4,000 richer because of it. All other playoff positions, however, are still subject to change. In the East, second-place Boston leads New York Rangers by four points — 105 to 101. A Bruin victory against Rangers Wednesday would ensure their second-place finish. Both teams have three games remaining, however, so Rangers could still overtake Boston but they would have to win all three games to do it. In the event that they end up tied in points, Bruins would be awarded second as they already…

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American League Summaries

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Kings’ Elderly Lady Forever Faithful

LOS ANGELES — Her face has gone gaunt with the wrinkles of the years and she has to be helped by her daughter and a friend over stairs and into her seat, but the spirit and interest in hockey in 84-year-old Rachel Fowler remain undiminished. As the Los Angeles Kings struggled down the stretch in quest of a playoff position, and attendance rose to local record heights in the i suburban Forum, she was one of the faithful who had been on hand from the first. In fact, she has missed only six games in six seasons. And she has missed these only because USC was playing on those nights, too, and play a lot fewer home games than the Kings. She and her daughter have had season seats to USC and…

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Webley Is Surprising Performer For Kings

SPRINGFIELD — When Kings’ coach Jerry Top-pazzini announced his on-ice representatives at the beginning of the season, he praised captain Al Beaule and alternates Mike Keeler, John Healey and Ross Webley as “the four players who worked hardest through camp and can be expected to provide leadership to this young team throughout the season.” Of the four, however, only Healey and Webley lived up to expectations while Beaule and Keeler, both defensemen, were eventually dispatched elsewhere. Healey had his best pro season ever, far surpassing the totals of his first two years at Springfield, but the most pleasant surprise was Webley. Recently turned 24, the hard rock center was superb in his first campaign with the Kings after being plucked out of the Boston organization in the intra-league draft last summer, and seems assured…