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January 25, 1985

January 25, 1985

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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Howie Meeker Hockey School

The Howie Meeker Hockey School has been in existence for 13 years, under the guidance of Howie Meeker, known to millions of hockey fans as the expert analyst on Hockey Night in Canada and British Columbia TV. Howie’s hockey background includes winning the NHL Rookie-of-the-Year Award in 1946-47, as well as being a member of four Stanley Cup champions. Howie also served as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is best known, however, as a teacher of hockey skills through his training films, hockey schools and hockey clinics. Howie has taught thousands of youngsters to improve their basic hockey skills. The Howie Meeker Hockey School offers three two-week sessions beginning June 30, and will make use of all facilities of State University College of Arts and Science, Potsdam, NY. These include…

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Chrysler Rookie Spotlight

The Los Angeles Kings, thanks to some foolish trades over the years, have missed out on some pretty good defensemen in the National Hockey League entry draft, guys such as Raymond Bourque and Phil Housley. So you can understand why the Kings are so happy to have gotten rookie defenseman Garry Galley in the fifth round (100th overall) of the 1983 entry draft. The 21-year-old native of Ottawa, Ont., is off to a good start this season, scoring 5 goals and 16 assists in 42 gameswith a plus-minus rating of plus-2. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder spent the past three seasons at Bowling Green University, which won the NCAA title last spring. Galley was chosen as an NCAA All-American and a CCHA all-star. The Kings, meanwhile, are optimistic that he’ll soon develop into an NHL all-star.…

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Flyer Leaders Lead Charge To First Place

PHILADELPHIA—Only a few weeks after Philadelphia Flyer coach Mike Keenan was heard moaning about a lack of leadership, the club was suddenly full of generals waiting to take charge. They may not be in the five-star category of Bobby Clarke, but Brian Propp, Dave Poulin, Brad McCrimmon and Tim Kerr certainly earned some stripes as the Flyers plowed through their mid-season point with Spectrum wins over Vancouver, Chicago and Calgary while losing a late-minute affair at Nassau Coliseum against the New York Islanders. With their three wins over the past four games, the Flyers regained first place from the Washington Capitals in the tug-of-war for top spot in the Patrick Division. After both teams had played 43 games, the Flyers owned a two-point (57-55) lead over the Caps. And some of the major…

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ASK THE DUFFER

Q: I read in THE HOCKEY NEWS trivia quiz last year that Larry Aurie’s uniform number (six) had been retired by the Detroit Red Wings. My question is: Why did they retire Aurie’s jersey? His career stats aren’t all that impressive. Randy ChampionKalamazoo, MI A: Larry Aurie joined the Detroit organization in the club’s second season of existence, 1927-28. At that time the team was not even nicknamed the Red Wings. It was known as the Cougars. In 1930, they became the Falcons, and finally, the Red Wings in 1933. It was in the ’30s that Detroit coach and general manager Jack Adams began to assemble the parts for one of the greatest club’s in NHL history. In 1934, Adams added Syd Howe from St. Louis, and the following season picked up Marty…