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September 1, 1966

September 1, 1966

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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Daoust Lalonde At Top Of Skate Industry

MONTREAL, Que. Three years ago, Daoust Lalonde, the first Canadian manufacturer to market a specialized hockey boot, dared to become the best in the skate industry, and it set out to be the first in quality. Their first step toward this goal was to convince Gaston Marcotte to become their technical adviser. Professor Marcotte was then a staff member of the Department of Physical Education of the University of Montreal and head instructor of the French CAHA Leadership Institute. Because of his revolutionary ideas and his scientific approach to hockey he was immediately hailed as a new leader in hockey circles. Since then he has become the founder and first president of the Canadian Hockey Coaches Association, the director of the Modern Hockey School and a consultant to the hockey committee set…

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Florida Rockets Starting Fresh In ’66, Sign Miron As GM-Bob Sabourin To Coach

—JACKSONVILLE, FLA. The Florida Rockets evidently mean business when they assert they will be contenders in the Eastern Hockey League’s Southern Division race this coming campaign. At least their off-season actions look good so far in revitalizing their front office, changing coaches, making trades, and laying the groundwork for the acquisition of talented performers. Their biggest action was in acquiring the services of Ray Miron, the veteran ivory seeker, to serve as general manager of the club. Ray will combine his duties with the Rockets along with his chores with Tulsa in the Central League. With an experienced hand like Miron seeking and laying his hands on talented performers, the Rockets should certainly have an improved club over the one which finished in the Southern Division basement the last two seasons. Miron previously had…

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NHL EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

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PASSING THE PUCK

• BABE PRATT stole the show at the Hockey Hall of Fame luncheon in Toronto last month. Pratt, who was one of the greatest defensemen in the history of hockey, is a master story teller His delivery is better than many night club comics… Rated one of hockey’s most frivolous characters while playing for New York and Toronto during the 1930’s and 40’s, Pratt now resides in Vancouver and is one of the solid citizens of that city… Other former NHL stars to be inducted into Hockey’s Hall of Fame at the luncheon were Max Bentley, Frank Brimsek, Ted Kennedy, Elmer Lach, Toe Blake, Kenny Reardon and Butch Bouchard… Ted Lindsay, who was supposed to have attended the lunchon, declined for personal reasons… NHL President Clarence Campbell was admitted into…