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September 1, 1975

September 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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AHL Plans Referees’ School

WEST SPRINGFIELD— Gordon Anziano, vice-president and secretary of the American Hockey League, and senior AHL officials Junie Fontana and Joe Faucette have formed the Pro-Am School of Officiating. The school will run Oct. 3-5 at the Eastern States Coliseum here. Anziano, in charge of conducting the AHL’s Linesman School and assigning of officials in the American League, also said that Dan McLeod, supervisor of officials for the National Hockey League, will be a part of the new program. “In the 16 years I’ve been associated with hockey, I have come to realize that the growth of hockey in the United States depends largely on the availability of qualified officials,” Anziano said. Between them, Fontana and Faucette have some 25 years of officiating experience in the AHL, and both are rated highly for their work…

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Eagles’ Edwards Has Hard Act To Follow; Veteran Kurtenbach Oilers’ Bench Boss

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER eHOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY, LTD. Arnold Street, Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada LOUISVILLE SLUGGER eHOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY, LTD. Arnold Street, Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U. S. and Canada SALT LAKE— Marv Edwards, 40-year-old veteran who once tended nets in the Central Hockey League, is coming back to the league as a coach. Edwards will guide the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, replacing Jack Evans, who was promoted to the parent California Golden Seals. It’s a hard act to follow. All Evans did with the first Salt Lake entry in the CHL was to win the Northern Division, then race through the playoffs to the Adams Cup championship. Edwards was assistant coach at California last season, first under Marshall Johnston and…

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Houston Rumblings Say Howe May Not Quit

HOUSTON— Can Gordie Howe be having second thoughts about his second retirement? The new president of the Houston Aeros admits to plans to play the preseason and the club’s opening game in its new 15,000-seat home in Houston, The Summit. “I’ve wanted all along to play that first game in our new building before I hang ‘em up,” said Howe. “The preseason games will help me get in shape. Besides, it might make us a few dollars at the gate (president Howe realizes the value of player Howe as an attraction) and the work will save me money on clothing alterations. “I’m getting fat.” Last season was the longest of Howe’s career, beginning with the Team Canada training camp, the series with the Russian National Team, his own club’s pre-season and the championship finals in…

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NHL, WHA STRUGGLE OVER ORR

—Page 3 SPECIAL INSIDE NHL, WHA TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS AND SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITIONS NO VACANCY SIGN OUT ON FLYERS —Page 18 BLUES GET MUCH NEEDED NEW MUSCLE—Page 12 TRADE WINDS SWIRL AROUND THE RANGERS —Page 9 WHA SAINTS LOOK TOUGH WITH KEON—Page 22 RACERS SEND PRO PLAYERS TO SWEDEN—Page 23 FORBES’ CASE TO STIFFEN HOCKEY RULES —Page 3…