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May 13, 1977

May 13, 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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Role Of Scoring Hero New For Vet Roberts

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 MONTREAL— The constant build-up of player depthly the Montreal Canadiens in recent rears is coming in mighty handy for the National Hockey League’s regular season:hampions. Injuries have begun to take their toll on the Montreal roster since the 1977 Stanley Cup playoffs got underway forcing coach Scotty Bowman to go to his bench strength. When Bowman’s reserves grew thin he dipped into the club’s farm team reserve and rushed in some fresh troops to keep the Canadiens on the firing line. First it was right wing and team captain Yvan Cournoyer who went to the sidelines with a…

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Shocked Slater Says Stingers Will Be Top Team Next Season

CINCINNATI— Terry Slater had been looking forward to nex year. He believed by then the talented young Cincinnati Stingers’ players he has nurtured the last two years would grow into mature, outstanding hockey players. And the possibility that his team would be playing in the National Hockey League also excited him. I just wish I could have been with this team one more year,” he said. “Next year they’re going to have a helluva season.” Alas, Slater will not be with them. His contract as coach is up and the club has announced it will not renew it. The Stingers will have a new coach next season. “Terry did a super job for us,” Stingers executive vice-president Bill DeWitt Jr. said, “but we want to make a fresh start next year. We expect to…

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Sixth Knee Operation Puts Orr Out Until ‘78

CHICAGO— The continuing saga of Bobby Orr and his ailing appendages has taken a turn for the worst as far as the Chicago Black Hawks are concerned. Following his sixth knee operation, it has been announced that the former blueline whiz will be forced to take an entire year off in order to properly rest and recuperate the damaged joint. If Orr recovers he may be available to the Hawks by the 1978-79 hockey season. However, if any complications arise, Orr’s retirement will be inevitable. The most recent operation, conducted by Toronto specialist Dr. John Palmer and described as “successful “, called for the removal of cartlege and bone chips from the left knee. The loss of Orr will do little to enhance the chances of Chicago offering noticeable improvement next season. If the Black Hawks…

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JUNIOR JOTTINGS

Ontario Provincial League Mike Stinson tells us that rookie winger Bill Wensink, who spends plenty of time in the penalty box, stayed on the ice in the seventh and deciding Eastern Canadian Centennial Cup quater-final game to score two goals in North York Rangers 5-3 upset win over Guelph Platers. His second goal of game, coming with less than seven minutes remaining, snapped a 3-3 tie before 4,300 fans at Guelph Memorial Gardens. In estimation of Plater coach Ron Smith, steady Dave Johns was the difference in series. The last-year Ranger goalie won three games while losing one, which went into double overtime. Key performers for Bill White’s club were defensemen Kerry Williston, Andy Edur, Joe Cecchini and Gary Van Ness and forwards Graham Foley, Mark Freeman, Don Rehill and Brad…