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November 23, 1979

November 23, 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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Fiery Ruskowski Hawks’ Captain

CHICAGO—Truculent on the ice and affable away from the arena, Terry Ruskowski has succeeded the retired Keith Magnuson as captain of the Black Hawks. “Right from the start, Terry showed leadership,” said Coach Eddie Johnston in making the appointment Nov. 6. “Whenever we’ve needed it, he has stuck his nose in. “In fact, I’ve had a little talk with him about penalties. I asked him to cut them down. He doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody. At the rate he was going, he’d have wound up with about 500 minutes in penalties and 5 broken hands.” At the time of his appointment, Ruskowski had played in only 12 National Hockey League games. In his first 10 games, he spent 60 minutes in the penalty box. If he continued at that rate for…

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Jets Become Ex-Habs’ New Stomping Grounds

WINNIPEG—What you have here is little Montreal. Beginning at the top of the Winnipeg Jets’ hierarchy and working your way down to the players, you can’t help but discover a steady stream of former Montreal Canadiens’ chattels. First and foremost, of course, is the Winnipeg general manager John Bowie Ferguson, who patrolled the left wing for les Canadiens and helped them win five Stanley Cups in the 1960s. Then, you have Mario Cloutier, a francophone who serves Jets in the capacity of executive director of business administrations. Cloutier, a native of Ste Agathe, Que., held a similar position with the Habs for six seasons. Assistant coach Bill Sutherland was once the property of Montreal. Sudsy was a teammate of Ferguson’s in Cleveland in 1960 and ‘61, at which time that club was part of…

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AMATEUR SCOREBOARD

ONTARIO MAJOR LEAGUE (Standings on Tue. Nov. 13 EMMS DIVISION Leyden Division GAMES COMPLETED Tue. Nov. 4 Sault Ste. Marie 2 at Sudbury 7 London 4 at Brantford 4 Kitchener 5 at Ottawa 8 Thu. Nov. 8 Niagara Falls 3 at Peterborough 12 Sault Ste. Marie 3 at Windsor 8 Fri. Nov. 9 Sudbury 4 at Kitchener 4 Toronto 3 at Ottawa 6 Windsor 7 at London 4 Peterborough 4 at Niagara Falls 1 Sault Ste. Marie 5 at Brantford 11 Kingston 0 at Oshawa 10 Sat. Nov. 10 Sudbury 7 at Windsor 8 Sun. Nov. 11 Peterborough 5 at Oshawa 4 Sudbury 3 at Niagara Falls 4 Kingston 8 at Brantford 4 Toronto 4 at London 7 Sault Ste. Marie 2 at Ottawa 4 LEADING SCORERS CONTINENTAL SENIOR (Standings on Thu. Nov. 1) WESTERN LEAGUE (Standings on Tnes., Nov. 13) Western Division Eastern Division GAMES COMPLETED Tue. Nov. 6 New Westminster 1 at Calgary 4 Seattle 4 at Victoria 2 Portland 1 at Billings 9 Regina 5 at…

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Undistinguished ‘Mud’ Glues Flame Defense

ATLANTA— Although he’s going into his eighth full season in the National Hockey League, Bob Murdoch is about aS well known as the offensive linemen on most any football team. “Mud”, as he is known to his teammates, is a defensive defenseman and DD’s play much of their career in anonymity, as do the OG’s (offensive guards) of football. “But, make a mistake,” says Murdoch, “and they know who you are. The Kirkland Lake, Ont., native came to the Flames last season in a trade for Rick Mulhern and at the time his advance billing was, “steady, bonafide NHL defenseman.” So far, he’s done nothing to hurt his reputation in an Atlanta uniform. Murdoch says the trade from the Los Angeles Kings put a strain on his family at the time, but “hockey-wise it was…