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April 30, 1982

April 30, 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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Sharp Hawks’ Goaltending Carries Club In Playoffs

CHICAGO—The players were speeding up ice, away from the Chicago net, and referee Bob Myers had eyes only for the Minnesota end of the pond. Dino Ciccarelli, the North Stars’ 55-goal scorer, was scrambling to his feet a few yards in front of Murray Ban-nerman when suddenly the Black Hawk goaltender came out of the net, turned his hockey stick into an axe and, striking above the knees, chopped down Ciccarelli from behind. That scene from Game One in the Met Center illustrates the way the people wearing the uniforms of Minnesota and Chicago played playoff hockey during their opening round series that was won by the Black Hawks, three games to one. Yet Ciccarelli chose to praise Bannerman rather than vowing to bury him. “Bannerman is playing better than any of the goalies…

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MINOR SCOREBOARD

AMERICAN LEAGUE (Final Standings) NORTHERN DIVISION SOUTHERN DIVISION FINAL SCORING LEADERS PLAYOFFS SEMIFINALS GAMES COMPLETED Fri. April 16 Rochester 3 at Binghamton 5 GAMES TO COME Wed. April 21 Rochester at Binghamton Fri. April 23 Binghamton at Rochester Sun. April 25 Binghamton at Rochester Mon. April 26 Rochester at Binghamton Wed. April 28 Binghamton at Rochester N. SCOTIA vs N. BRUNS Mon. April 19 Nova Scotia at N. Brunswick Thu. April 22 Nova Scotia at N. Brunswick Sat. April 24 N. Brunswick at Nova Scotia Mon. April 26 N. Brunswick at Nova Scotia Wed. April 28 Nova Scotia at N. Brunswick Sun. May 2 N. Brunswick at Nova Scotia Mon. May 3 Nova Scotia at N. Brunswick (Best-of-seven series) QUARTERFINALS GAMES COMPLETED Wed. April 7 Adirondack 3 at N. Brunswick 1 Fri. April 8 Adirondack 3 at N. Brunswick 4 Sa. April 10 N. Brunswick 3 at Adirondack 6 Tue. April 13 N. Brunswick 8 at Adirondack 6 Thu. April 15 Adirondack 3 at N. Brunswick 6 GAMES COMPLETED Wed. April 7 Nova Scotia at Maine (ppd. snow) Thu. April 8 Nova Scotia…

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Stars Continue Playing—But Not In Minnesota

BLOOMINGTON—It’s mid-April, so the hockey season can’t really be over for the Minnesota North Stars, right? Right. Bobby Smith, Dino Cic-carelli, Gilles Meloche, Brad Maxwell, Craig Hartsburg and Curt Giles are all playing. So are Gordie Roberts and Mark Johnson. Even the injuries continue, as Neal Broten is “sidelined” with an ankle injury, and Steve Christoff prepared to undergo surgery. Of course, the playing the North Stars are doing is not coming in pursuit of Lord Stanley’s Cup. They are in Helsinki, playing for Canada or, in the case of Roberts and Johnson, for the U.S. In the past two seasons, the North Stars have been steaming into the semifinals or finals of the Cup chase, and they had captured the imagination of the Twin Cities media everywhere. This season, after their untimely demise…

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ON THE CONTRARY

Awards And Spanks AT THE MOMENT ballots are being counted for a number of official National Hockey League awards, voted upon by a lot of people better qualified to evaluate Komodo dragons. Sometime in June the winners of these awards will get a lot of money, face a horde of people and, perhaps, wonder why the devil they were nominated in the first place. What I’m worried about are the people who will not win any prizes. I am disturbed that yet another year has gone by and Wally Weir remains the most underutilized useful player on the Quebec Nordiques and nobody knows it but me. I empathize with Pat Hughes, the unsung coupler on the now-derailed Edmonton express. I fret for Fred Barrett, who puts more heart into his game than the entire…