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February 21, 1997

February 21, 1997

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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All-time greats captivated NHL with speed, skill

Hockey history has a way of repeating itself. If Howie Morenz was the Babe Ruth of his time, then Guy Lafleur was the Howie Morenz of his time. Not because they both played for the Montreal Canadiens, but because they both played the game the way San Jose Sharks’ super-fan Neil Young sees life: “It’s better to bum out than to fade away.” One of Morenz’s nicknames, ‘The Mitchell Meteor,’ was more appropriate than anyone could imagine when first coined as Morenz accelerated at breakneck speed toward the NHL early this millennium. Long before the league became home to the “Coolest Game on Earth,” Morenz was an inter-planetary wonder destined to bum out. Eddie Shore probably had a more profound impact on the ice during the 1920s and 1930s, but it was…

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NHL STATISTICAL REPORT

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Perrin hits century mark in style for Catamounts

There aren’t many college players who get the opportunity to score their 100th career goal, but Vermont senior center Eric Perrin did it twice in one night. Perrin became the first player in Vermont history to hit the century mark when he beat Clarkson goalie Dan Murphy in the second period of Vermont’s 2-1 victory Jan. 30. Perrin had been credited with his 100th career goal in the first period, but the scoresheet was changed after Perrin approached referee Mike Noeth at the intermission. The goal was subsequently given to senior defenseman Jan Kloboucek. “I didn’t want to get my 100th goal like that,” Perrin said. “I didn’t touch the puck. It was a mistake.” Perrin, 21, made no mistake when he scored the game-winning goal at 17:19 of the second period. That goal…

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Natural link between hockey and indoor golf

Typical of many hockey players, Tony McKegney liked to spend the off-season playing golf. But when you play in Buffalo-which McKegney did for five of his 13 NHL seasons-and choose to live there when your career ends, well, the golf season can be a short one. So McKegney did the logical thing-he took the game indoors. Owner of Dome Consultants Inc., McKegney built an indoor golf course in 1993, the year he retired from professional hockey, and has since built three more. There are plans for another eight to be built soon. “I used to see these indoor golf courses in places like Calgary, Edmonton and Minnesota,” said the 38-year-old McKegney, who has been a golfer since he was nine years old. “Buffalo has similar weather conditions to those places so I figured…