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November 16, 1979

November 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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Dionne Spark For Hockey’s Hottest Combo

Marcel Dionne is dynamite. He touches off the explosions that have made the first line of the Los Angeles Kings the hottest in the league. Through the first three weeks of the season the three players on this line were the first three in scoring in the league. Center Dionne had 25 points, left-wing Charlie Simmer 20 points, and right-wing Dave Taylor 20 points. Simmer had 11 goals and Dionne and Taylor nine each. Dionne had 16 assists and Simmer and Taylor nine each. As a line they had 29 goals in the first nine games. The Kings’ trio has been truly amazing and two vital statistics on their scoring prowess points out that they are meant for one another. In the last 38 games of the 1978-79 season and the first…

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Bruin Belanger’s Backup Role No Triviality

The Rev. George Abbott and Claude Pronovost are answers to hockey trivia questions around Boston. Abbott was the Toronto practice goalie who replaced the ailing Bert Gardiner in the Bruins’ goal in 1943. He lost 74. Pronovost was the junior goalie who was called on to fill in for Boston’s Terry Sawchuk in Montreal in 1956. He won 20. Neither ever played another NHL game. That was back in the days when teams carried only one goaltender on the roster and the home team supplied the emergency replacement. On the first long road trip of the current season, however, it looked for a while like the Bruins were going to be asked another trivia question. Fortunately for them, no one was called on to provide an answer. It started at 13:15 of the first…

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Meet The Rookies

LAURIE BOSCHMAN…Toronto Maple Leafs Leafs ‘rookie center is quickly proving why he was the first pivot chosen in the entry draft with his stickhandling prowess and ability to withstand the pounding a physical player must withstand. Boschman beat out a couple of experienced pros to make the Leafs as an under-age player and appears to have the talent to rapidly become a top-flight performer in the NHL.…

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HOCKEY PEOPLE

Fan appreciation night Bob Kelly, second left, star left winger of the Philadelphia Flyers was the proud owner of a new hunting rifle courtesy of three Flyer fans. Shown with Kelly from the left are Elvin Minnich, Sylvan Hemingway and Joe Murray. Hemingway built the 257 Roberts rifle from scratch for Kelly with help from his two friends. In the family It seemed only natural that Susan Gallivan should turn up as an usherette at the Montreal Forum this season. Her father is the veteran TV hockey sportscaster Danny Gallivan, who has been airing Canadiens’ home games at the Forum for 28 years. Former NHL Ice Greats Do It One More Time The Minnesota North Stars and St. Louis Blues staged one of those nostalgic Oldtimer hockey games at the Checkerdome for the benefit of…