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September 13, 1985

September 13, 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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Regina’s Coach Prepared To Adapt

Louisville Hockey Louisville Hockey REGINA—When the Western Hockey League wolves come to prey on Bill Moores there will be no need for him to run and hide. Moores, new general manager and coach of the Regina Pats, brings a wealth of coaching experience with him to the Saskatchewan capital. And that will make it tough for critics to sink their teeth into the man who takes over the dual role from popular Bob Strumm. Strumm compiled an enviable record with the Pats over six seasons before opting for a GM-coaching position with the Ontario League’s Sudbury Wolves at the end of the 1984-85 WHL season. Even though Strumm didn’t see eye-to-eye with the Wolves and resigned from the post July 19, don’t expect the same thing to happen in Regina. Although a rookie by WHL…

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SLM

St. Lawrence Manufacturing, commonly referred to as SLM, will be introducing a new line of blades, the SL-5000 series. According to company sources, this is just the first of a number of new products, all aimed at the performance segment of the hockey skate industry. This marks a return of emphasis on the North American market for SLM as the company has been focusing its attention on Europe over the past few years. SLM was established in 1945 and began producing quality blades as early as 1948. At that time, the company had a strong reputation for quality metal work and was encouraged to enter the blade business by independent skate manufacturers who had no access to domestic blade production. SLM began to supply these Canadian independents. As the quality of…

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Minnesota Ice Godfather And Pilous New Members

Many men in the builder’s category of the Hockey Hall of Fame earned that honor for their contribution to the National Hockey League at the top level as owners, executives, general managers and coaches of major league teams. In recent years, however, there has been a pleasing trend to broaden the base from which candidates for the builders’ area are selected. In 1984, the late Jake Milford, a man who spent the majority of his life in hockey as a junior and minor pro executive, was inducted. This year sees two more “lifers” in the sport. John Mariucci and Rudy Pilous, enter the builders’ comer of the Hall, a reward for their efforts over long careers at all levels of the game. Pilous and Mariucci are also noted hockey “characters”, gifted comics as…

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Petr Klima Case: Clandestine Ice Capades

DETROIT RED WINGS DETROIT—It’s easy to become confused trying to keep up with the Red Wings. Or Petr Klima. For example: Five weeks after a high-ranking club official labeled as rumor and untrue published reports that owner Mike Hitch’s spending spree would reach behind the Iron Curtain for Czech star Klima, another club official announced the Red Wings were in formal contract negotiations with the star 20-year-old player. Petr Klima is seen as a likely superstar in the National Hockey League. General manager Jimmy Devellano said Klima, who mysteriously left the Czech national team in West Germany, was “in good hands.” Klima, a left winger considered one of his country’s best players and given an excellent chance of emerging as a superstar in the National Hockey League, was being represented by an agent who helped arrange…