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November 22, 1985

November 22, 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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JOFA Entries

If you would like to nominate a player for THN-JOFA Minor Showcase Player of the Week, please send a photo, along with a note outlining pertinent information—name, age, birthplace, current hometown, position, height, weight, team and league name, coach’s name, favorite hockey team and player, statistics plus school grade and school name—to JOFA SHOWCASE, THE HOCKEY NEWS, 85 Scarsdale Rd., Suite 100, Don Mills, Ont. M3B 2R2. At the end of the season, all entries will be eligible for THN-JOFA Minor Player of the Year, which includes a trip to Toronto for THN awards banquet, a plaque plus a complete line of JOFA hockey equipment.…

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Thunderbirds Aim For First-Rate Tourneu

CALGARY—This is no nickle-and-dime production. And, it could be just what the doctor ordered for Canadian university hockey. British Columbia Thun le birds are going first class all the way in playing host to a six-team tournament in Van-couver Jan. 2-5. Enough was enough. Tired of begging other teams to play exhibition games, tired of watching other colleges woo away prospective players with scholarships, UBC decided to stage its own tournament, with some of the proceeds going to the Father Bauer hockey scholarship fund. Organized by the Thunderbird hockey alumni association, the red carpet is being rolled out for Ivy League schools Yale and Cornell, Seibu from Japan, Toronto Blues and Manitoba Bisons. There are 20,000 tickets waiting to be sold. Will they sit or will they sell? “Canadian college hockey is the best amateur hockey in…

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Nilan Contibutes To Canadiens’ Turnaround

MONTREAL CANADIENS MONTREAL—hris Nilan has made it perfectly clear. The rugged Montreal Canadiens’ right winger, back from serving an eight-game suspension assessed by the National Hockey League, will not be changing his style. “I was a little irritated practising every day and not being able to get out there ^^d help the guys,” Nilan said. “You watch the games all the time and things have not been going as well as we would like them to go. “I had to work hard in practice every day, which I do anyway. But while I was sitting out, I didn’t seem to be getting anywhere. I wasn’t out on the ice in the game and it was difficult for the club when I was just practising all the time.” Nilan returned to the Canadiens’ lineup as they…

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Muni Improving With The Saints

ST. CATHARINES—As “old” age creeps up on Craig Muni, the St. Catharines Saints are creeping up the Southern Division standings. The maturing Muni, who just turned 23 in July, is in his fourth pro season, a time when defensemen find new skills and fine tune old ones. “This has been my best year so far,” said Muni following a one-sided victory at Springfield. “They say a defenseman doesn’t really mature until he’s 25, so I guess I’m a little ahead of the pace.” Maybe a lot ahead of the pace. Early-season head coach Claire Alexander. who exchanged positions with Toronto Maple Leaf assistant coach John Brophy two days after the Springfield win. was quick to spotlight Muni when asked to name his best defenseman. “Muni—no doubt about it,” said Alexander. “He’s been our strongest defenseman…