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January 27, 1995

January 27, 1995

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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Laying out guidelines for players in middle

The transition game is often the difference between winning and losing for NHL teams. Teams that make quick shifts from defensive to offensive postures usually capitalize on turnovers all over the ice. This year, the most important transition games will take place off the ice under a commplicated set of rules and regulations set out by the NHL and NHL Players’ Association to facilitate a changeover from terms of the old collective bargaining agreement to the new CBA. Those of significance include: Players drafted in 1994 or before aren’t subject to the new entry-level salary cap provided they sign before the 1995 entry draft. Teams who made offers to players before the signing freeze took effect last fall cannot withdraw the offers before the 1995 draft, likely July 8 in Winnipeg. Notable players…

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WESTERN UNITED STATES… SUMMER HOCKEY SCHOOL LISTINGS

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Non-pro instructors vital elements for schools

Hiring NHL players as guest instructors is a good way to attract potential students at hockey schools. But Ron Mason, part-owner of the Huron Hockey School, says schools can’t survive without the non-professional hockey playing staff. It’s the non-pros who are the constant at most schools. “We have always made it a habit to hire teachers with a good background in the game of hockey as our instructors,” says the coach of the Michigan State University Spartans. ‘That’s how we established a foundation. “We put together a program where we have a building block of teachers. Some of the pros you bring in have been through this environment and understand the value of good teaching skills. Others are new to it. The people in our program work their way up. Only very rarely…

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EASTERN UNITED STATES… SUMMER HOCKEY SCHOOL LISTINGS