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January 1, 1982

January 1, 1982

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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Micron Draws Strong Field

MONTREAL — The seventh annual edition of the Micron Invitational Tournament will once again feature four of the nation’s top collegiate teams. Many observers look upon this holiday classic as the elite of all the Canadian college tournaments. With the backing of Micron, a major skate manufacturing company, the tourney has been attracting the finest teams and players from both Canada and the United States. The host school, the Concordia University Stingers, have fared exceptionally well during the past half decade. No less than four times the Stingers have come up victorious. It will be a tough task for Concordia to capture a fifth championship banner. Two of the three other participating teams find themselves ranked in the CIAU’s top 10 poll, while the remaining team is a defending conference champion. The…

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QHL Player Of The Week

The Hull Olympics have established themselves as the No. 1 team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season and much of the credit belongs to their diminutive netminder Roberto Romano. The tiny 5-6,160-pound goalie has held a hot hand for the Olympics as they battle to stave off the pursuing Shawinigan Cataracts and Trois-Rivieres Draveurs. Romano, who came to Hull from the Quebec Remparts in a trade this season, backstopped the Olympics to a pair of wins over Sherbrooke and Montreal, stopping 86 shots in the two games, to win the nomination as the QHL Player of the Week. Romano is among the league’s best three netminders. He posted a 3.39 goals-against average and has won 19 of the 26 games he’s appeared in this season. The 19-year-old Romano is…

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EAGLE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF R. ALAN EAGLESON

The following material is excerpted from Eagle: The Life And Times of R. Alan Eagleson, by Deidra Clayton, published by Lester & Orpen Dennys Ltd., of Toronto. The publishing date for the book, priced at $16.95, is Jan. 29,1982. Because space does not allow us to run a complete chapter of the book, we have chosen instead to excerpt — not necessarily in chronological order — the highlights of certain chapters which concentrate on some of the better known aspects of Eagleson’s incredible career. Comments in italics are provided by THE HOCKEY NEWS to bridge whatever gaps exist between each excerpt and the headlines that appear are ours, not those of the author. The Editors Orr: The Early Years Initially, Alan Eagleson and Bobby Orr enjoyed a friendly and mutually profitable relationship — the reasons…

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Peterborough Fires GM/Coach Dryden As Pete’s Play Fails To Match Talent

PETERBOROUGH — Dave Dryden became the Ontario Hockey League’s second coach and manager to be fired this season when he was axed Dec. 15. Dryden, who never earned the full respect of his players or the Peterborough fans in his year and a half tenure behind the bench, had been rumored to be in a win-or-else situation during this, the second year of his two-year contract, after the team’s dreadful performance a year ago. The Petes, long respected as a tough, defensive type team, haven’t been a serious threat under Dryden and were eliminated by the Oshawa Generals in the first round of playoffs last season after finishing ninth in the 12-team league. Earlier this season, the Brantford Alexanders fired coach and general manager Bep Guidolin. He was replaced by former coach and…