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August 1, 1975

August 1, 1975

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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Former Pro McCallum New Coach

BRANDON— Four WCHL teams have made personnel changes during the summer. In Brandon, former major league pro Dune McCallum (late of Chicago Cougars and Houston Aeros) takes over as coach, replacing Norm Johnson, and Jack Brockest, formerly the Keystone Centre’s manager, is the new general-manager of the team, taking over from Doug Clark; George Dorman is the new coach of Winnipeg Clubs, replacing Murray (Muzz) MacPherson, who took on the reins of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHA; Jim Munro, son of Scotty Munro, will handle the managing chores of Cal gary Centennials while the Scotsman devotes his energies to the Calgary Cowboy (WHA) franchise; and Har Roy has been given the double portfolio of coach and general-manager of Kamloops Chiefs. Roy coached last year under general manager Jack Tennant.…

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Rangers Switch To Youth Movement Completed In Two-Year Changeover

NEW YORK— When the World Hockey Association first set up shop in Madison Square Garden, its team was known as the Raiders. That nickname caused shudders amongst some NHL general amanagers—and the original Raiders did quite well in procuring NHL talent. That is, until they ran out of money and had to let a few of their better picks escape. Amongst them were Brent Hughes. Mike Robitaille and Bill Flett, all of whom opted to stay in the senior league. The recent success of general manager Emile Francis in signing center Wayne Dillon and winger Pat Hickey of the Toronto Toros makes one remember a remark passed by the first WHA president, Gary Davidson. “We have the best farm system in the world,” said Davidson. “The National Hockey League.” Events are now making it…

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PASSING THE PUCK

• NEW YORK RANGERS and Islanders will both train on Long Island this year. The Rangers will move from Kitchener, Ont. while the Islanders will shift from Peterborough, Ont. to Farmingdale. The moves are part of the economy measures all NHL teams are taking because of the poor financial climate. Training camps open September 16…Andre Beaulieu, the most successful high school and junior coach in Minnesota history, will be assistant to coach Ted Harris of the Minnesota North Stars this season. He coached the Junior Stars in the Midwest Junior League for the last two seasons. A native of Shawinigan, Que., he has one of the sharpest minds in hockey and will be the first coach in NHL history to hold a Masters Degree…Rangers are anxious to unload either Ed…

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Jets’ Trio Dominated WHA Year

WINNIPEG— Looking at the final 1974-75 World Hockey Association statistics, one might wonder how the Winnipeg Jets ever finished out of the playoffs. Bobby Hull. Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson ranked high in the final regular season statistics, especially Hull who broke the existing pro record for goals in one season by tallying 77 in only 78 games. The Golden Jet topped the list under the categories most goals, most power-play markers, 27, and the most ‘clutch’ points, 110, while Hedberg topped all WHA rookies in goals scored with 53. Nilsson got into the act by finishing runnerup in assists with 94 and third in ‘clutch’ points with 93. The reason the Jets finished out of the post-season classic was that these three stars were all on the same line and unfortunately for the…