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January 14, 1977

January 14, 1977

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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Dineen Takes Over Lowly Indians; Bears Continue Battle With Reds

Special To The Hockey News SPRINGFIELD— George Leary, president of the Springfield Indians, announced that Gary Dineen, a well-known hockey figure in the American Hockey League and the Springfield area, will assume the coaching duties of the Indians effective immediately. Dineen replaces John Hanna who will remain with the Indians’ organization. Dineen is no stranger to the AHL as he served as general manager and coach of the Springfield Kings during the 1971-72 season after playing with that club the previous two seasons. The Kings finished third in the Northern Division and were ousted by the eventual Calder Cup champions, Nova Scotia. . Gary’s playing career as a professional started in the 1968-69 season with the Minnesota North Stars and ended on a successful note as he played a key role in the Kings’…

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Jets Crumble As 10.335 Fans Look On In Horror

WINNIPEG— The Winnipeg Jets failed to conquer Moscow, and what’s more, by the time they returned home they were reclining in third place in the WHA’s Western Division. But hold it kiddies, that may not even rate as the bad news. That happened in their home environs Boxing Day in the club’s first start upon its return home. The largest crowd to gather in the Winnipeg Arena in a couple of seasons—10,335—crammed its way into every nook and cranny to welcome the Jets home against the Eastern Division leading Quebec Nordiques. By the midway point of the second period several hundreds had fled the scene to partake in the more joyous aspects of the Christmas season. The Nordiques really unloaded against the Jets, powering their way to a 7-1 lead in the opening period.…

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JUNIOR JOTTINGS

Midwest League Seven Midwest Jr. Hockey League players played on the U.S. National Jr. team which represented the U.S. in the World Jr. Hockey tournament held in Czechoslovakia. Representatives of the Bloomington Jr. Stars were defenseman Bob Bergloff and the forward line of Jim Penningroth, Terry Houck and Dave Wilkens. Bergloff is the top scoring defenseman in the MJHL with 17 points in 18 games played. Wilkens, leading the league in individual scoring with 37 points (16-21) in 17 games, and Penninggroth, number two man in the MJHL scoring race with 32 points, are centered by Houck, the Stars’ top goal producer with 19 goals in 18 games and a total of 28 points. Austin Mavericks coach Lou Vairo assisted Marshall Johnston of Denver University in coaching the National team. Several…

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McVie Dedicated To Making Capitals A Winner

WASHINGTON— About six years ago Tom McVie, knowing he was coming to the twilight of his hockey playing career, decided he was going to report to training camp in super shape. He started running and exercising…and watching what he ate—and drank. Two months of it made him feel so good he’s pretty well stuck to that regime to this day. Quite the life of the party before he converted to something of a self-admitted “health nut.’’ And as he changed his intake and his output, so too changed his life style and even his acquaintences. “People who knew me back in the sixties.” says Tommy, “would hardly recognize me now.” A lot of adjectives could be employed here but the one that fits best might be simple: dedicated. Make that more dedicated.…