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October 11, 1996

October 11, 1996

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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Euro-League ‘good’ draw

Attendance ran only about 50 per cent capacity, but the International Ice Hockey Federation was pleased with Week 1 of the European League. The best draw was in Manchester, Eng., where an estimated 7,000 people in a 16,000-seat arena watched the Manchester Storm lose 6-0 to TPS Turku of Finland Sept. 24. In Berlin, an estimated 6,000 attended a 5-1 loss to Lulea of Sweden. Host Jokerit Helsinki of Finland downed Bern, Switz., 3-1 in front of 6,000 and 2,000 watched hometown Milan lose 6-1 to Cologne, Ger. “We’re very satisfied with attendance,” said IIHF chairman Frederi-co Saviozzi. “It’s a good way to start.” Twenty teams from 12 European countries play every other Tuesday through Dec. 10 before a champion is determined in late January. R.E.M. HOCKEY: The 1998 Olympic hockey event has been dubbed…

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Phantoms invade Philly’s Spectrum

Just call the Philadelphia Phantoms the Broad Street Baby Bullies. Call them good, too. While the parent Philadelphia Flyers shift operations to the new CoreStates Center, hockey will be alive and well in the Spectrum and the American League affiliate may exhibit a little of the old Philadelphia style. The Flyers purchased an AHL expansion franchise last season, ending their 14-year affiliation with the Hershey Bears, to operate their own development team in the Spectrum. GM Bob Clarke knows if he’s going to sell a new, minor league team in a major league city, the product had better be good and entertaining. Which was part of the two-fold purpose behind the off-season free agent signings of center Peter White, right winger Steven King, goalie Dominic Roussel, and defensemen John Stevens and Brian Curran, plus the…

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NHL ROSTERS AND TRANSACTIONS MAJOR JR.

ANAHEIM TRANSACTIONS Sept. 16: Keith Aldridge. D, Byron Briske, D. Brian Corcoran, D. Mike Hall, C, Alain Deeks, D, Chris Pittman. C, and Bobby Marshall, D, assigned to Baltimore (AHL). Kevin Kellett, D, and Blaine Russell, G, returned to Prince Albert (WHL). Marc Chouinard. C. returned to Halifax (QMJHL). Johan Davidsson. C. returned to HV-71 (Swe.). Craig Brown, G, Bob Wren, LW, and Adam Young, LW, released. Sept. 19: Tom Askey. G, Chris Herperger, C, Peter Leboutillier, RW. Sean Pronger, C, Craig Reichert, RW, Jeremy Stevenson, LW, Dan Trebil, D, and Pavel Tmka, D, assigned to Baltimore. Mike Torchia, G, assigned to Fort Wayne (IHL). Sept. 25: Mike O’Neill, G, and Oleg Mikulchik, D, assigned to Long Beach (IHL). Igor Nikulin, LW, assigned to Fort Wayne. Sept. 27: David Karpa, D, agreed…

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How Swede it is: Salming named to Hall of Fame

A compendium of significant events and developments (Sept. 15-27). Sept. 15: USA wins World Cup with 5-2 win over Canada in Game 3 of final. American goalie Mike Richter named MVP. Sept. 16: Former Toronto and Detroit defenseman Botje Salming, former Boston right winger Bobby Bauer named to Hall of Fame in players’ category. Former Islanders’ coach Al Arbour named in builders’ category. Bob Cole named winner of Foster Hewitt Award for excellence in broadcasting. Sept. 18: Free agent center Jason Arnott resigns with Edmonton. Florida Panthers’ owner Wayne Huizenga announces intention to sell half of team to public to cut losses. Sept. 19: Edmonton signs 37-year-old Kevin Lowe to one-year contract. Sept. 23: Hartford’s Brendan Shanahan relinquishes captaincy and asks to be traded. Sept. 24: Free agent left winger Geoff Sanderson re-signs with Hartford. Washington signs goalie…