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April 20, 1984

April 20, 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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The International Hockey Weekly Founded in 1947 Published by W.C.C. Publishing Ltd. 85 Scarsdale Road, #100, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3B 2R2. Wanna Bet? SOMETIME NEXT MONTH, the federal Government in Canada will go public with its sports lottery, a scheme the feds hope will raise a portion of the $200 million they committed to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. The concept of the lottery is really rather simple. For two bucks, any guy off the street can pick up a lottery card and predict the outcome of 13 games in a variety of pro sports, including major league baseball, pro football and the National Hockey League. If Joe Fan gets all 13 outcomes right, or even 12, then he’s going to win some cash, quite a bit it would appear. Pro sports, by and large, have…

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Flyers Feel Pain Of Another Elimination

a whimper three straight times. Sittler reveals little of his hurt, but he’s 33. The Flyers tried to trade him for Blaine Stoughton last summer and now he has to wonder how many chances he has left. He said the expected things and departed for another long summer. Howe, who achieved a small measure of redemption for his own poor playoff performance last year by at least playing well defensively in the series, was more talkative. “This hurts more,” he said. “Last year, we all played bad; it’s like we didn’t have any chance. This time, we played better; we could have won the two games in Washington. “I think we’re in better shape now, though. With Thomas Eriksson, Dave Poulin and Ron Sutter, we’re at least three players better than we were…

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

In 1967, Marcel Pronovost drank champagne from the Stanley Cup as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Today, nearly 17 years later, he’s still drinking from the Cup—only it’s a Stanley coffee cup. “I have about 15 of those coffee cups around the house,” said Pronovost, who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. “I got them when I was a coach in Buffalo with the Sabres. “A local disc jockey named Stanley had the cups made as a promotional gimmick during the playoffs. “I’ve got to admit they’re nice for coffee, but not quite as nice as drinking from the real Stanley Cup.” Pronovost played on five Stanley Cup winners during his stay in the NHL, four with the Red Wings and one with the…

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Vouageurs Eke Out A Playoff Berth

GLENS FALLS—There’s lots of business to take care of as the regular season ends and the playoffs get underway. Perhaps the most spine-tingling moments of the regular season took place at Halifax when the Voyageurs and Moncton Alpines settled into a classic battle for the final berth in the Northern Division playoffs on the final night of the season. Under Larry Kish, the Alpines fashioned a late-season comeback that moved them to within one point of the fourth-place Vees. That surge, coinciding with Nova Scotia’s prolonged March slump, set up the all-important final game. The contest drew a record crowd of 9,160 to the Metro Centre, the largest crowd ever to see a Voyageurs’ game in Halifax and the top crowd in the AHL this season. The Vees took a 2-0 lead, but…