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February 8, 1980

February 8, 1980

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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HOCKEY AD LIB

Born to Breed IT’S WINTER-TIME. Snow is in Buffalo. Ric Seiling is in Los Angeles. Bonny Seiling is in Acapulco. Ric says, “The hockey life is tough on a wife. If I’m unhappy, I make her unhappy. If I’m gone, she’s alone. If I’m on a road trip, why shouldn’t she take a trip? She’s a lovely lady and a great wife so I sent her and her mother to Mexico. After all, here I am in sunny southern California.” It was raining at the time. Ric is 22 years old and he has been married less than three years to the former Bonny Herbolic, whom he met when he was playing junior hockey in Hamilton. They have no children, but he smiles and says they’re working on it. They should, because he…

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NHL Player Of The Week

RON DUGUAY… N.Y. Rangers In a week filled with four goal scorers around the NHL, Ron Duguay of the Rangers grabbed the spotlight with his five-goal performance and for the young New York winger it was the biggest goal blast of his big league career. Duguay, who scored a total of 27 goals last season and 20 the first year he was in the league as a rookie, appears to have found the scoring touch as the Rangers came through an unblemished week with two wins and a tie in three starts. The 22-year-old Ranger scored a hattrick against Los Angeles and added two more in a win at Vancouver. He now has 14 for the season. Duguay’s five goals overshadowed a handful of four-goal snipers including Steve Shutt, who got four in…

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Soviets Still Team To Beat Despite Dismal Tour of NHL

When two top club teams from the Soviet Union—Central Red Army and Moscow Dynamo—failed to play to the expected standard of excellence on a North American tour last month against National Hockey League teams, hopes were raised slightly that the USSR national club for the Olympic Games might not be the usual powerhouse. Almost all the players who will be on the Soviet squad in Lake Placid were on the Army and Dynamo rosters. Some turned in ordinary performances against the pros and Dynamo could manage only a tie in three games against the young Canadian Olympic squad. Even the big men in the Soviet hockey picture—Boris Maiorov, who heads the entire comrades’ puck program and Army team coach Victor Tikhonov—expressed some alarm at the ordinary work of some of their important…

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Portland Captain Has Clutch Touch

SEATTLE: The Breakers all but ended the Bruins’ chances» of making the playoffs by skating out of New Westminster with a 3-2 overtime victory and then handing the Bruins a 6-3 setback in Seattle. John Neeld’s 17th goal of the season just 44 seconds, into sudden death, gave Seattle the first-game win, as Breakers’ netminder Ken Hodge kicked out 44 shots. The next night, center Larry Roberts and Allan Graves each had a pair of goals as they won on the strength of three unanswered second-period goals. The Breakers lost defenseman Kimmo Lahtinen, whom they plucked off the Great Falls Americans’ roster, when he was drafted into the Finnish army. NEW WESTMINSTER: The Bruins finally won their fourth fame of the year—and second on home ice—by beating Seattle 6-4 as Bruce…