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January 19, 1979

January 19, 1979

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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WHA EYES EUROPE IF MERGER FAILS

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Sabres Rejuvenated Under Inglis Despite Injuries To Key Players

BUFFALO— The Buffalo Sabres turned in quite an impressive performance in their first dozen games under new coach Billy Inglis—won-7 lost-2 tied-3. What makes it more impressive is the fact that during that stretch the Sabres played minus several key players because of injury or illness. Such scorers as Rick Martin, Rene Robert and Danny Gare missed games. So did forwards Ric Seiling and Andre Savard; defensemen Jerry Korab, Jos Guevremont and Bill Hajt, and goaltender Don Edwards. Edwards, who suffered a sprained left ankle against Boston Thanksgiving night, played only three full games, plus parts of two others, in the first dozen matches of the Inglis regime. Bob Sauve finally got the chance he had been awaiting for more than three years and came through handsomely. He posted a 4-1-3 record in goal. Sauve,…

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WORLD HOCKEY ASSN. SUMMARIES

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HOCKEY PEOPLE

Filling His Hat Left winger Yves Preston is back with the Maine Mariners of the AHL after a brief stint In the NHL with the parent Philadelphia Flyers. In six games with the Flyers, filling in for the suspended Paul Holmgren, Preston scored three times. Before he went up to the big apple, Preston had just celebrated his first hat trick with Maine Mariners and the club’s first of the year when he got the call to head to Philly. Meeting Of Ice Greats Two of hockey’s most distinguished performers, past and present, had a chance to meet recently before a Whalers game in Springfield. That’s the incomparable Gordie Howe, left, with one of hockey’s all-time great defensemen of another era, Eddie Shore. Shore at one time owned the Springfield rink which the…