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May 21, 1982

May 21, 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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Canuck Chemistry Hard To Decipher, But It’s Potent

VANCOUVER—Ron Smith, the soft-spoken, enormously approachable assistant coach of the Canucks, may have described his team best when he said they were like a foreign film. “When you see us the first time you don’t see all the things we are doing. It takes a second and third viewing to realize our strengths,” Smith said. Indeed Smith has hit on the vital sign, the chemistry that has brought this team from the depths of despair to a belief that they could actually challenge the New York Islanders for the Stanley Cup. They have come this far by checking in a man-to-man system in which each player knows his own responsibility. It’s based on the fact they have an outstanding goaltender in Richard Brodeur. They give up the first shot and try and…

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Memorial Cup Scoreboard

ROUND-ROBIN STANDINGS GAMES COMPLETED Sat. May 8 Sherbrooke 10, Kitchener 4 Sun. May 9 Kitchener 9, Portland 2 GAMES TO COME Mon. May 10 Sherbrooke vs Portland Tue. May 11 Sherbrooke vs Kitchener Wed. May 12 Kitchener vs Portland Thu. May 13 Portland vs Sherbrooke Sat. May 15 Championship final at 1:30 pm Sat. May 8 SHERBROOKE 10, KITCHENER 4 Sun. May 9 KITCHENER 9, PORTLAND 2…

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SLAPSHOTS

Chico A Winner UNIONDALE—Playing goal for the worst team in the NHL has its compensations. Veteran netminder Chico Resch of the last-place Colorado Rockies has been named the 1982 winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Resch got the nod over Philadelphia’s Jim Watson, Craig Ramsay of Buffalo, Serge Savard of Winnipeg and the Islanders’ Bob Nystrom in the final balloting by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. The Masterton Trophy, originated 15 years ago to honor a member of the, Minnesota North Stars who lost his life during a game, is awarded to the NHL performer who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Along with the trophy, Resch receives a $1,500 grant from the PHWA. Snubs Hearing BOSTON—Winger Terry O’Reilly of the Boston Bruins expected the worst for the punch he tossed…

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O’Reilly Protests System Of Deciding Suspensions

BOSTON—Two seconds before the hockey season ended for the Boston Bruins, Terry O’Reilly decided to even a few scores with Dale Hunter of the Quebec Nordiques before it was too late. Referee Andy van Hellemond intervened, whereupon O’Reilly did the unthinkable. He hit the referee in full view of 14,698 live spectators and a few million TV viewers across New England and Canada. O’Reilly was summoned to defend his actions at a hearing in Montreal May 7 and again he did the unthinkable. He didn’t go. A confession of guilt? Not really. A silent protest of the system? Now you’re getting warm. A few days before the scheduled hearing before NHL Executive Vice President Brian O’Neill, O’Reilly unloaded his frustrations to Dick Trust, the hockey writer for the suburban Patriot Ledger. “They don’t have…