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August 21, 1987

August 21, 1987

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.

The Juniors

Kingston Coach Promises Powerful Offense

KINGSTON, Ont.—The newest coach of the Kingston Canadians was not operations director Gord Wood’s first choice for the job: in fact, Jacques Tremblay wasn’t even first runner-up. But the 52-year-old Chicoutimi native, who coached the St-Jean Castors of the Quebec League the past two seasons, was the man who finally accepted Wood’s offer. Wood admitted talking to Pembroke Lumber King coach-general manager Jim Farelli and Cornwall Royals’ coach Orval Tessier about coming to Kingston, before turning to Tremblay. But the Canadians’ boss said he’s happy with the addition of the offensive-minded Tremblay who, he pre-dieted, would add as many as 50 goals to the club’s scoring totals this season. “We’re going to open up the game more for the fans,” said Wood, whose Canadians scored 287 goals last year—ninth-highest total in the 15-team OHL.…

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NHL

Bossy’s Bad Back Is Still A Concern

UNIONDALE, N.Y.—The Islanders’ summer in one sentence? Three potential free agents signed contracts before July 1, Brent Sutter’s right thumb was bruised but not broken, and Mike Bossy’s back still hurt. First, Bossy: He hadn’t skated since May 2, the night the Islanders were eliminated from the playoffs by the Flyers. That’s not unusual, though, because he always puts his skates away for a few months after the season. What is alarming is that the strained lower back muscle, which forced him to miss 17 games and snapped his National Hockey League-record consecutive 50-goal season streak at nine (38 was his career low), is still bothering him. “Nothing much has changed,” he reported from his new home in Rosemere, Que. “I don’t know what to think.” With the blessing of general manager Bill Torrey,…

IN THIS ISSUE

Canada Cup ’87 Training Camp Who’s Who

Following are lists of players on the six Canada Cup training camp rosters. The first number after each name is the player’s age, followed by his height and weight. CANADA GOALIES: Grant Fuhr, 25, 5-10, 185; Ron Hextall, 23, 6-3, 180; Kelly Hrudey, 26, 5-10, 180; Patrick Roy, 22, 6-0, 174. DEFENSE: Raymond Bourque, 26, 5-11, 205; Al MacInnis, 24, 6-1, 195; Paul Coffey, 26, 6-0, 200; Craig Hartsburg, 28, 6-1, 195; Kevin Lowe, 28, 6-1, 195; James Patrick, 24, 6-2, 185; Normand Rochefort, 26, 6-1, 200; Scott Stevens, 23, 6-1,210; Doug Crossman, 27, 6-2, 190; Larry Murphy, 26, 6-2, 206. FORWARDS: Glenn Anderson, 26, 5-11, 185; Dino Ciccarelli, 27, 5-10, 180; Wendel Clark, 20, 5-11, 197; Kevin Dineen, 23, 5-10, 180; Mike Gartner, 27, 6-0, 185; Doug Gilmour, 24, 5-11, 160; Michel Goulet,…