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April 6, 1979

April 6, 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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Wings, Mohawks Covet Fourth Spot

JOHNSTOWN— With the Northeastern Hockey League’s first season slowly winding down into the playoffs, talk of expansion for the 1979-80 campaign centers around Buffalo in the north and Richmond and Salem, Virginia in the South. An eight team, two division league could be in the future of the NEHL if the league’s Board of Governors could draw another southern team into the fold. Some interest has been shown by a group in Charleston, West Virginia for a possible franchise in 1980-81 season. The Board of Governors got a sneak preview on how Richmond would support hockey this past week when the Aces and Blades, the league’s top two teams, met in the Richmond Coliseum when the Aces’ regular home, the Hampton Coliseum, could not accommodate them on that night. League officials were very pleased…

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Lowell Employs ‘Road’ Win To Retain Honors For East

NORTH ANDOVER— The chant wasn’t the familiar “We’re Number One,” even though the dressing room hosted the new National Collegiate Athletic Association Division Two hockey champions. The winning team was the University of Lowell, fresh from a 6-4 triumph over Mankato State at Merrimack College’s Volpe Center. The Chiefs, who have developed into one of ECAC Division Two’s best teams over the past five years or so, were shouting “Rink! Rink! Rink!” Lowell, you see, does not have an on campus ice facility. They have to practice and play in the neighboring town of Tyngsboro. It’s an inconvenience, but that doesn’t prevent the Chiefs from playing sound, fundamental hockey and it doesn’t prevent the raucous disciples of Senator Blutarsky from pouring into the rooting section every game and shouting lusty cheers. Coach Billy Riley,…