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March 21, 1980

March 21, 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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CHL Team Owner Shot To Death

GRANGER, Utah—Tragedy found its way into the world of hockey on Feb. 27, when Thayne Acord, an owner of the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the Central Hockey League, and his wife, Lorraine, were found shot to death in the basement of their suburban Salt Lake City home. Authorities, who quickly arrested two suspects in the killings believed the Acords were slain when they surprised burglars in their home. Police said the Acords had been bound and shot in the head. Mrs. Acord was also found handcuffed. Acord and his two sohs, Dean and Bill, had shared the ownership of the Salt Lake Eagles with Art Teece.…

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NHL Player Of The Week

RICHARD MARTIN…Buffalo Sabres Richard Martin of the Buffalo Sabres was beginning to wonder why the puck wouldn’t go in when he took the ice at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo. Martin had been scoring but not at home and was perplexed by the fact he had counted only six times. This past week, the sharp-shooting Buffalo left winger laid to rest any doubts he had lost his touch at home. Martin pumped in six goals and all six were scored in the friendly confines of the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. Martin counted four goals in one game as the Sabres creamed St. Louis is 9-4 giving him a total of 42 for the season and allowing him to pass the 40-goal plateau for the first time in four years. He could also surpass his single…

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AMATEUR SCOREBOARD

ONTARIO MAJOR LEAGUE (Standings on Tues., March 12) Emms Division Leyden Division GAMES COMPLETED Tues. March 4 Kitchener 3 at Toronto 11 Sudbury 2 at S.S. Marie 4 London 5 at Niagara Falls 3 Kingston 3 at Ottawa 9 Wed. March 6 S.S. Marie 2 at Peterborough 7 Kitchener 3 at Windsor 7 Niagara Falls 3 at Oshawa 5 Frl. March 7 S.S. Marie 3 at Ottawa 9 Oshawa 6 at London 4 Brantford 4 at Kingston 6 Kitchener 7 at Niagara Falls 1 Sudbury 4 at Toronto 1 Sat. March 8 Ottawa 8 at Brantford 3 Sudbury 5 at Windsor 4 Kingston 4 at Peterborough 5 Sun. March 9 S.S. Marie 2 at Kingston 4 Sudbury 3 at Oshawa 4 London 4 at Toronto 7 Ottawa 7 at Niagara Falls 2 LEADING SCORERS WESTERN LEAGUE (Standings on Mon., March 10) Western Division Eastern Division GAMES COMPLETED Mon. March 3 Portland 10 at Seattle 2 Tues. March 4 Saskatoon 3 at Victoria 4 Medicine Hat 3 at Billings 6…

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Growing Pains Clip Wings

DETROIT—Ted Lindsay calls the learning process “growing pains”. “We must recognize that Reed (Larson) hasn’t played that much hockey or received that much coaching. He’s kind of a selftaught player,” said Lindsay, general manager of the Detroit Red Wings. “But there’s so much raw material there, if you can polish it. Nobody’s stronger than Reed. He wants to play. Nobody wants to play more than he does. Those are beautiful ingredients. “I’m very happy with the way Willie (Huber) has been playing. He’s exerting himself a little more…he’s not hitting every guy but he’s being physical at the right time. He’s not getting caught out of position. I’m very pleased at the way he’s been shooting the puck. He can wrist it better than most guys can slap it. “The way Reed has played…