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November 1, 1974

November 1, 1974

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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Scoring Capitals’ First Goal Completes Hrycuik’s Big Jump

WASHINGTON— Someday people might remember Jim Hrycuik, use his name in a hockey trivia quiz, and perhaps even pronounce it properly (Huhrye-chuck). Hrycuik already merits an asterisk in the record book. He is the fellow who scored the first goal for the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League at 5:06 of the first period Oct. 9 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The goal came in Hrycuik’s first NHL game, on this first shift, on his first shot. He was checking veteran Rod Seiling of the Rangers and alertly snatched the puck from between Seiling’s legs. Teammate Dave Kryskow was skating alongside as the two Capitals made a dash for the Rangers’ goal. When the lone Ranger defender stayed with Kryskow, Krycuik had a clear shot on goal. He deked Ed…

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CHL Leaders

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New Cleveland Coliseum Set To Handle 18,000 Hockey Fans

CLEVELAND— Nick Mileti’s $20 million dream has become a reality and Cleveland sports fans — who number over five million in Northeast Ohio — are the winners. Now if the Cleveland Crusaders can put it all together on the ice, it will make it all worthwhile for Mileti and Cleveland hockey fans. The Crusaders and Toronto Toros clash Oct. 27 in the official hockey premiere of the Coliseum and it will be an opening night hockey fans will long remember. More than two years of concentrated effort by Mileti and members of his staff brought about the site of the superstructure on 1-271 and Route 303 in Richfield Township, Ohio, equidistant between Akron and Cleveland. The sophisticated highway system provides easy access from anywhere in Northeast Ohio. Everything has been designed for the spectators’enjoyment,…

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Omaha’s Sutherland Nets CHL’s First Hat Trick

TULSA — Stubby Allie Sutherland, one of the Omaha trio of Sutherland, Wayne Schaab and Jean Losier that terrorized the CHL for 94 goals and 239 points last season, has a new linemate on the opposite end but it hasn’t slowed his pace. Sutherland came up with the league’s first hat trick of the fresh season in the Knights’ season opener, an Oct. 11 visit to Tulsa. Omaha won the match 6-4 Sutherland scored the three goals against Oiler rookie goalie Bruce Aberhart, left alone since veteran Wayne Wood had not arrived from Vancouver. Wood got there for Tulsa’s second game, a 5-2 loss to Denver. Schaab, last year the CHL’s leading scorer, is still with Sutherland although on the other end there’s Alan Young, a third-year pro who was on loan to Tulsa’s…