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March 16, 1979

March 16, 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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Gillies’ Scoring Provides lmpetus As Islanders Roar

LONG ISLAND— The man they call Jethroe showed the Montreal Canadiens how to work the slot. While Les Habitants might have been concentrating a bit too much on wonder scorer Mike Bossy, the New York Islanders’ Godzilla (Clark Gillies) took four shots and found the range on three of them. The result—a 7-3 hosing of the Stanley Cup champions—and renewed hope that New York could edge Montreal in the battle for first place overall. “We couldn’t let them think they could best us any time they wanted to,” said the massive six-foot-three, 24-year-old captain of the Islanders. The big win gave the Isles a 2-1 advantage over Montreal in head-to-head meetings, with one game remaining. Gillies’ three goals gave him 30 for the season, the fourth year in a row the former Regina Pat…

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WHA’S Scorers …This Week

BIRMINGHAM: Goulet 20.21. Alley 11,12, Stephenson 12,13,14, Turkiewkz 3, Henderson 21,22, Ramage 8. CINCINNATI: Marsh 28,29,30, St. Sauveur 5,6,7, Gartner 22, Ftorek 32, Luksa 8, Thomas 21. EDMONTON: Carlson 11, Chipperfield 24,25,26,27, MacDonald 27,28, Callighen 13,14,15, Weir 19, Flett 16. NEW ENGLAND: Douglas 3, Rogers 20,21, Warner 3,4,5, Lyle 13. QUEBEC: Cloutier 51,52,53,54,55, Tardif 36, Leduc 22, Bernier 31. WINNIPEG: Sullivan 36, Nilsson 28,29.…

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Leading Players To Help You Select Your All Stars

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Struggle Facing Utica For Playoff

UTICA— Losing two veteran players who combined for over 130 points, dropping seven straight games and winning just three of 17 might tend to make some coaches a little grey, but coach Larry Mickey of the Utica Mohawks has tried to forget his team’spast and concentrate on the future. Mickey took over the coach’s and general manager’s jobs from Chuck Catto, who was fired at mid-season and things haven’t been too rosy for the former player turned coach. Though their once secure playoff spot is now in jeopardy with the sudden emergence of the Johnstown Wings, Mickey remains confident his club can make the playoffs with 60 points. “You have to remember,” stressed Mickey, “that I have the youngest team in the league here. We don’t have all’the former major league players on…