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September 1, 1967

September 1, 1967

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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Red Wings Sign Top Canadian College Ace

DETROIT, Mich. Hank Monteith, rated the best college hockey player in Canada last season by scouts for the Detroit Red Wings, has signed a professional contract with the Wings. Monteith, a 21-year-old left winger from the University of Toronto, agreed to terms for one year with Detroit General Manager and Coach Sid Abel. Details of the pact were not revealed. “We think Hank has a good chance to make the big club this season,” Abel said. “Our scouting reports indicate he is a better pro prospect than Brian Conacher was at a similar stage of his career, and all of us know what a fine job Conacher did for Toronto during his rookie season.” Monteith played four years of varsity hockey at Toronto and made the conference All-Star team each season. He scored a…

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Phoenix Tagged ‘Road-Runners’ For Bow In WHL

—PHOENIX. Ariz. This will be the Phoenix RoadRunners’ first campaign in the Western Hockey League. And what a delightful beginning is planned for the new entry! The Road-Runners (that’s the name of the team, friends) will be in Vancouver on October 9. It will be the home opener of the Canucks. The fans will be hostile. Phoenix will move to Seattle for a clash on October 13. It will be the home opener for the Totems. The fans, to Phoenix, will be hostile. The next night, October 14, Phoenix will be in Portland. It will be the home opener for the Buckaroos. Yes, the fans will be hostile. On October 20, Phoenix will be in San Diego. You guessed it. It will be the first home game of the season for the Gulls. The Road-Runners can expect…

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IHL Plans October 20 Loop Start

—PORT HURON, Mich. The International Hockey League’s board of governors has announced a 252-game schedule for the coming season. This year will be the 23rd consecutive campaign for the IHL. Seven teams, the same as last year, will represent the league. They Include the Columbus Checkers, Dayton Gems, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Fort Wayne Komets, Muskegon Mohawks, Port Huron Flags and Toledo Blades. Each of the seven teams will play a 72-game schedule with 36 games on their home ice and 36 on the road. The new season will open Friday, Oct. 20 and will continue through the next 22 weeks until Sunday, March 24. The defending Turner Cup champion Toledo Blades will host Columbus on opening night with Muskegon entertaining Des Moines in the other opener. Fort Wayne and Columbus open their home…

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New EHL Coaches

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Eastern Hockey League has three new coaches for the start of the 1967-68 season. Veteran defenseman Lloyd Hinchberger will step up to take over the head coaching job with the Nashville Dixie Flyers following the appointment of John McLellan as coach of the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Pro Hockey League. Hinchberger has played under McLellan for the past two years. Pat Egan, the one-time NHL rearguard and former Florida Rockets’ coach, has replaced Doug Bentley with Knoxville Knights. Bentley was ousted during the off season. Third newcomer in the coaching ranks will be Dave Lucas, who will handle the Salem Rebels, one of the two new EHL teams this year. Lucas formerly played with Johnstown. Only the Syracuse Stars, admitted along with Salem to give the EHL a 12-team circuit, are…