Search for your favorite player or team

© The Hockey News. All rights reserved. Any and all material on this website cannot be used, reproduced, or distributed without prior written permission from Roustan Media Ltd. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


December 5, 1975

December 5, 1975

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. The Hockey News is published 16 times a year, which includes our wildly popular Yearbook, Future Watch, Draft Preview, Collector’s Edition, Money & Power, Fantasy Pool Guide and much more!

IN THIS ISSUE

PASSING THE PUCK

• BUFFALO HOCKEY FANS were kept wondering when Punch Imlach was going to do something about his quartet of goaltenders. Gary Bromley and rookie Robert Sauve hadn’t seen any action in the first 19 games. Gerry Desjardins and Roger Crozier have been sharing the workload to date. Neither Imlach nor coach Floyd Smith had indicated why they were keeping four goaltenders or what they intended to do with the two idle ones, until young Sauve was dispatched to Charlotte of the Southern League…Veteran Terry Harper, who recently joined the Detroit Red Wings after an offseason trade with Los Angeles, scored his first goal as a Wing Nov. 21 against Buffalo. Harper, one of hockey’s top defensive defensemen, needs only four more this season to match his career high of five,…

IN THIS ISSUE

Flames’ Perennial Slow Starter Kea Off On The Right Foot For A Change

ATLANTA— Slow starting has been the story of Ed Kea’s hockey life. Kea never played a regular shift of hockey until he was l8 years old. When he began in the minor leagues, he was so bad that one scout called Fred Creighton to tell him, “Ed Kea is the worst player in professional hockey. He proves a guy born in Weesp, Holland, can’t play hockey.” But Kea stuck with it, kept working and improving, and by last season, at age 26, he had advanced to the NHL. Although he was playing reasonably well with the Flames, he was concerned about how he would be playing at the start of the next season. Kea, at 6-3, 200 pounds, always has had problems in the beginning of the season. “For the first couple of months of the…

IN THIS ISSUE

Hockey More Than Just Scoring Goals To Harris

LONG ISLAND— “The one thing we need to make us a big winner is a guy who can score 40 goals a year,” said Billy Harris late last season. “I hope I can be that one.” Ever since he became the first New York Islander to sign a bonus for turning pro, Harris has been looked on as the team’s offensive leader. Yet after three seasons in which he has produced 28, 23 and 25 goals, Harris still has many critics who feel he should be scoring more. In many ways, this is an unfair rap at the three-year veteran. Few players have come right into the NHL from the junior ranks and scored 30 or 40 goals. It takes time to make a seasoned professional. “All in all, I’d say I’m satisfied with…

IN THIS ISSUE

Saints Respond To Belisle ‘s Financial Report

ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Fighting Saints took a cue from their president, Wayne Belisle. Belisle said he’s tired of talking about his hockey team’s financial situation and from now on he’ll talk about the club’s performance on the ice. “I think it’s important our fans read about our hockey team and’our performance on the ice,” said Be lisle. “We’re in good financial shape—period.” The Saints responded with a 9-7 victory at home over Indianapolis and went into Cincinnati the following night to knock off the Eastern Division leading Stingers 3-2. Rookie Paul Holmgren and veterans Mike Walton and John McKenzie scored two goals apiece in the shootout with the Racers as the Saints held on to survive a late Racer rally. The Saints became the first team to defeat the Stingers in their new Riverfront Stadium,…