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October 31, 1975

October 31, 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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Oilers, Texans To Ice Spirited Squads

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY LTD Arnold Street Wallaceburg Ontario Sold in U.S. and Canada LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY LTD Arnold Street Wallaceburg Ontario Sold in U.S. and Canada TULSA— The season-opener was still tour nights away, but you couldn’t tell it from the hitting, as the Tulsa Oilers and Fort Worth Texans went after each other in an exhibition game Oct. 6 in the Texans’ Will Rogers Coliseum. Coaches Orland Kurtenbach of the Oilers and Terry Gray of the Texans had to be pleased with the spirit of their charges, who barely waited for the National anthem to be played. There were eight fights in the game, seven of them in the opening period. For the game, referee Murray Harding assesed…

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MINOR HOCKEY TIPS

Body Check Exercise Here’s a good way you and a friend can practise body checks on the ice. A good off-ice exercise is to get your friend to stand with his body against and pushing one side of a door. You stand on the other side, press one shoulder against the door, trying to move it—push your friend back. You’ll find that the lower you crouch, the more pressure you’ll put against his weight. While you’re pushing, look down at your legs. The one closest to the door is bent, the other leg is straight, exerting most of the pressure. Your body is pressing upward with your shoulder and the upper arm is the point of contact. Now, turn around and do the same exercise with the other side of your body. Practise several…

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Risebrough Wants To Play More Aggressively

MONTREAL— For a 21-year-old sophomore Doug Risebrough bears a striking resemblance to a seasoned veteran. Not that Doug doesn’t make mistakes or take the occasional ‘stupid’ penalty. It’s his drive, determination and composure that set him apart from most of the other second-year men in the National Hockey League. Risebrough not only centers the Montreal Canadiens’ Kid line, he is also the main man in the Habs’ swing to aggressiveness. In 64 games with the Montrealers last season he did manage to break one club record—most penalty minutes in a season (198) that had been held by John Ferguson. Anyone expecting Risebrough to revert to a mild-mannered performer this season is in for a rude awakening. “I want to play a little more aggressively this season,” Doug states. “It worked well last year so there’s no…

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Hockey Ad Lib

Chico The Man THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS of only three seasons back were the worst team in the history of the National Hockey League until the Washington Caps came along last season. “If we won a game, lost two and tied one we figured we were on a four-game winning streak,” one of the players said. They started to assemble talent when Denis Potvin arrived as a rookie the following season, but they still lost most of their games. “The only system that was figured out for us was the way from the dressing room to the ice and back again,” said another player. They started to win when Al Arbour arrived as coach last season. He gave them this: “The only system that counts is teamwork. The player doesn’t matter,…