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March 16, 1984

March 16, 1984

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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PLAYER TRANSACTIONS

NATIONAL LEAGUE BOSTON—Dave Donnelly, LW, signed from Canadian Olympic team. Brian Curran, D, recalled from Hershey of AHL. Terry O’Reilly, RW, back from injury list. Dave Silk, RW, sidelined for 3 weeks with sprained knee. Dave Kasper, C, back on injury list with shoulder problem. Jim Schoenfeld, D, also out again with shoulder injury. BUFFALO—Steve Patrick, RW, recalled from Rochester of AHL. Claude Verret, C, returned to Rochester. Jerry Korab, D, back from injury list. CALGARY—Tony Stiles, D, sidelined with ankle injury. CHICAGO—Don Dietrich, D, returned from Canadian Olympic team and assigned to Springfield of AHL. Tom Lysiak, C, placed on injury list. Tom McMurchy, RW, returned to Springfield., DETROIT—John Ogrodnick, LW, out for rest of season with broken hand. Ivan Boldirev, LW, and Dwight Foster, C, sidelined indefinitely with shoulder separations. Pierre Aubry, LW, purchased…

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Bowling Green Gets All It Can Handle

BOWLING GREEN—League champion Bowling Green received a scare, but defeated Lake Superior 13-10 in the two-game, total-goals first-round series in Central Collegiate Hockey Association action. Ohio State and Michigan State each used two-game sweeps to advance along with Bowling Green to the CCHA finals in Detoit’s Joe Louis Arena, while Western Michigan upset Northern Michigan in Marquette. Bowling Green beat Lake Superior 7-3 in the opener, but Lake Superior took the second game 7-6. At one point in the third period, Lake Superior cut BG’s margin to 11-10, but BG defenseman Mike Pikul, who had three goals and three assists in the series, scored the 12th Falcon goal of the series and set up Dave O’Brian for the 13th. Ohio State swept Ferris State 5-2 and 6-1 as senior players accounted for all…

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The Hockey News

The International Hockey Weekly Founded in 1947 Published by W.C.C. Publishing Ltd. 85 Scarsdale Road, #100, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3B 2R2. The Development Question NEWS ITEM: The Canadian Major Junior Hockey League, calling itself “a dying business,” asks the Canadian Government to intercede on its behalf and eliminate the drafting of 18-year-olds by the National Hockey League. NEWS ITEM: The Tulsa Oilers, senior member of the Central Hockey League, fold and temporarily move to Denver to finish out the season. The CHL, really, is a four-team league and there is speculation that at least one NHL team which sponsors a farm club in the CHL will look east to the American League next season. FOR THOSE WHO monitor hockey at all levels, neither one of these two announcements come as a shock. Anyone who has followed junior…

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Devils In The Driver Seat With Olympic Rearguard

EAST RUTHERFORD—While other 1984 Olympians made their National Hockey League debuts amidst considerable fanfare, defenseman Bruce Driver quietly joined and helped the Devils snap a five-game winless skid. Driver sent rookie center Pat Verbeek in for a scoring breakaway early in the third period of his first NHL game on Mar. 2 at the Meadowlands Arena, helping the Devils gain a 2-0 lead enroute to a 4-2 triumph over the Vancouver Canucks. “It was a pleasure to watch him,” Devil coach Tom McVie said. “He made the game look easy.” While Driver still has a lot of proving to do, the fact he has come this far is a plus for the Devils, who were embarrassingly unsuccessful in their bid to sign some of the free agents who played in the Olympics. In the…