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December 29, 1978

December 29, 1978

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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‘Super Kid Gretzky Puts Punch Into Edmonton’s Sagging Offense

EDMONTON— Wayne Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers teammates struggled through one of the lowest stretches of the season last week until Gretzky, almost singlehanded, pulled them out of it. The 17-year-old superstar marched off the bench in the second period to score three goals—the first three-goal performance of his professional career—as Edmonton bumped Cincinnati Stingers 5-2 to end a five-game losing streak. He fired his first goal after the Oilers had fallen behind 2-1, then produced the third and fourth tallies of the game for Edmonton before veteran Bill Flett wrapped up the decision with an empty-net goal in the final minute. The Oilers’ performance, reminiscent of their play in the six-game winning streak at home two weeks previously that sent crowds at the 15,248-seat Edmonton Coliseum soaring to beyond 13,000, vindicated the patience…

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THE HOCKEY NEWS THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY MAGAZINE VOL. 32 NO. 13 DECEMBER 29, 1978 64522 75¢

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Where The Colleges Play…

ECAC Conference Tue. Jan. 2 New Hampshire at Boston College Wed. Jan.3 Princeton at Colgate Thu Jan. 4 Harvard at Northeastern Sat Jan. 6 Brown at Harvard Northeastern at Vermont Dartmouth at St. Lawrence Boston University at Cornell RPI at Princeton Mon. Jan. 8 New Hampshire at Princeton Tue. Jan. 9 Vermont at Dartmouth Harvard at Boston College Wed. Jan. 10 Brown at Providence Cornell at Colgate Boston University at Northeastern Fri.Jan.12 St. Lawrence at New Hampshire Yale at Vermont Sat. Jan. 13 Clarkson at New Hampshire Cornell at Boston College Boston University at Colgate RPI at Northeastern Yale at Dartmouth St. Lawrence at Harvard Sun. Jan. 14 Clarkson at Providence WCHA CONFERENCE Dec. 22 Notre Dame at Boston College Dec. 22-23 Princeton at Minnesota Dec. 23 Notre Dame at Harvard Dec. 27 Harvard at Minnesota Dec. 28 Yale at Minnesota Harvard at Minnesota-Duluth Dec. 28-29 University of Manitoba at North Dakota Dec. 29 Yale at Minnesota-Duluth Jan. 5-6 Michigan State at Wisconsin North Dakota at Notre Dame Colorado College at Michigan Tech Denver at Minnesota-Duluth Minnesota at Michigan CCHA Conference Dec. 21-22 Ohio State at Western Michigan Dec.…

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Where AHL Teams Play

LOUISVILLE HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY. LTD Arnold Street, Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U.S. and Canada LOUISVILLE HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HILLERICH & BRADSBY. LTD Arnold Street, Wallaceburg. Ontario Sold in U.S. and Canada…