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November 9, 1973

November 9, 1973

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•BRUCE HOOD, one of the top NHL referees, may miss most of this season due to damaged knee cartilage … Best thing to happen to the World Hockey Association was moving the Philadelphia Blazers franchise to Vancouver. The Vancouver Blazers have been averaging over 10,000 a game in hockey-mad Vancouver … Bobby Hull’s play for the Winnipeg Jets has been a big disappointment to Winnipeg supporters this year. He’s a long way from the player he was with Chicago Black Hawks … Ken Dryden is coaching the University of Toronto Blues in his spare time as well as working out regularly with the team. He wants to keep in shape so that he’ll be ready for next season when he will return to pro hockey … Eddie Lambton, a Montreal…


New Look Clippers Off To Sizzling Start

BALTIMORE— It’s fairly evident that general manager Terry Reardon’s offseason efforts to bolster the Baltimore Clippers’ ranks have begun to pay dividends. After the initial week of play, the Clippers were camped in second place in American League’s Southern Division, just two points behind Cincinnati Swords. The Swords, expected by many to win the Southern title, handed Baltimore its only defeat, 9-2, before a crowd of over 6.(MM) at the Clippers’ rink. Jim Higgs and Brian Murphy were Baltimore’s only scorers in the match, dominated by Cincinnati’s power-laden lineup. Higgs is one of Baltimore’s many new faces. Before the campaign started Reardon said he felt the club would do well, given a chance to get itself organized. He said he was encouraged by the team’s play in the exhibition games, especially the effort shown in…

NHL Teams

Players Clamor For Fan Support After Slow Start

DETROIT— It took the Red Wings six games before they won their first victory of the season and they did it by almost scoring at will in a 11-2 win over California’s Golden Seals. It marked rookie goalie Doug Grant’s second big league start and Detroit’s left wingers, pretty much a problem up to that time, scored seven of the goals, three of them by Guy Charron and two each by Nick Libett and Ace Bailey. Attendance has been off at Detroit home games to date. Season ticket holders stayed away in sizeable numbers during a three game home stand with two of the games, incredibly enough, scheduled opposite the World Series, which was free on home television. It was known, when the NHL schedule was drawn up, when the Series night…

Other Leagues

Western Canada Hockey League

Looking At The Races WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE (Standings on Wed. Oct. 24) EASTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION GAMES COMPLETED Sat. Oct. 20 Victoria 4 at Medicine Hat 8 Sun. Oct 21 Regina 2 at Brandon 4 Kamloops 4 at Flin Flon 4 Victoria 1 at Swift Current 3 New Westminster 2 at Medicine Hat 8 Tues. Oct 23 Kamloops 3 at Winnipeg 4 Victoria 1 at Saskatoon 5 LEADING SCORERS UNITED STATES LEAGUE (Standings on Fri. Oct. 26) NORTHERN DIVISION SOUTHERN DIVISION GAMES COMPLETED Sat. Oct. 13 Green Bay 2 at Sioux City 7 Calumet 3 at Marquette 5 Sun. Oct 14 Green Bay 2 at Sioux City 5 Marquette 2 at Thunder Bay 10 Tue. Oct. 16 Calumet 0 at Thunder Bay 9 Fri. Oct. 19 Sioux City 4 at Madison 5 Sat. Oct. 20 Madison 8 at Calumet 6 Chicago 4 at Green Bay 9 Sioux City 1 at Marquette 2 Sun. Oct. 21 Sioux City 3 at Calumet 4 LEADING SCORERS ALBERTA JUNIOR LEAGUE (Standings on Wed. Oct.…