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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 26 sports Pacific stars and stripes january 1983 5th nil shutout for Bruin Peeters associated press Pete Peeters had to admit Hes a Little befuddled by his own leading the National hockey leagues goaltenders with a goals against average of per Peeters notched his fifth shutout of the season thursday night As the Boston Bruins blanked High scoring Quebec this is a weird season for said acquired from Phila Delphia in a relatively minor Trade last in not used to i owe a lot of credit to the people in front of Peeters i nil Roundup dont consider it my i consider it a team unbeaten since a 32 loss to Quebec in Boston stopped 25 shots by the who have scored Only five goals in the past five Rick Middleton scored for Boston at of the first and Bruce Crowder added an empty net goal with 18 seconds left in the came to Boston last june for defens Eman Brad Mccrim the he bothered but he sometimes it takes a Trade for an individual to mature a Little and Ive matured with the Boston defens Eman Brad Park gave Peeters much of the credit for the Bruins five game unbeaten Hes playing better than anybody Ive Ever seen Over a stretch like Park elsewhere in the Hartford Defeated Montreal Philadelphia clobbered Pittsburgh the new York islanders beat new Jersey Calgary downed Vancouver Minnesota edged Toronto and Detroit and los Angeles skated to a 44 whalers canadians 2 Blaine Stoughton scored three goals to Pace Hartford to its first Victory in 13 the whalers had lost six in a Row and had not won since 17 when they blanked Winnipeg with gone in the Hartford led 30 on a goal by Paul Lawless and two by Stoughton first goal came on a Power play at of the flyers penguins 1 Bill Barber and Darryl Sittler each had a pair of and Philadelphia set a club record by winning its 10th straight the flyers longest previous Streak of nine came during their record 35game unbeaten Streak in the 197980 the flyers scored three goals in a Span of of the second period to take a 51 the burst included a shorthanded goal by Barber and a Power play tally by Bobby islanders devils 2 Bryan Trottier had two goals to Power the defending Stanley cup champions to their fourth Victory in a Mike Bossy added three assists As the islanders continued to rebound from a seven week slump that saw them go Boston Bruins Mike Milburn is rudely hit from behind by the Quebec Nordques Peter Stastny at the Boston the Bruins won a Roland Melanson was in goal for the As he had been for the previous three games of the and turned away All but two of new jerseys 27 Trotters second at of the second period on an assist by gave new York a 31 flames canucks 2 Lanny Mcdonald scored two both in the second As Calgary Defeated Vancouver for the second straight night to move into sole Possession of second place in the smythe the Victory was the fourth in a Row for North stars Maple Leafs 1 Minnesota Brad Maxwell took a pass from Craig Hartsburg and beat Toronto goalie Rick Croix from the Point at of the third period to snap a 11 Croix was nonetheless magnificent in goal for the Maple stopping 39 Minnesota Brian Bellows and Stewart Gavin of Toronto traded second period Kings red wings 4 Willie Huber scored with 34 seconds to lifting Detroit into a tie with los Huber intercepted a pass by Kings defens Eman Jay Wells and scored on a Mike Murphy and Warren Holmes scored third period goals to give los Angeles a 43 the had Star coach quits a coach Glen Sonmor walked into Minnesota North stars general manager Lou Nannes office and told him he had seen something in the newspapers that described Sonmor it was a Story about football coach Dick Vermeil of the Philadelphia who had saying he was emotionally burned i think that Nanne quoted Sonmor As i think Ive had Sonmor coached one More nation Al hockey league game the North stars 21 Victory Over the Toronto Maple Leafs thursday ten minutes after the Buzzer he announced his resignation at a news i dont think Ive been doing As Good a Job As i had been doing in the i think its in everybody Best interest that i take some other assignments from the son mor fights with a fan Sonmor said he knew he had enough when he got into a fist fight with a Pittsburgh fan at a restaurant after the North stars beat the penguins 70 wednesday i dont usually get in arguments with people like said who sustained a blackened right Eye and Cut nose in the obviously it is getting to rumours circulated earlier in the season that Sonmor might due to the pressures of coaching the North stars for Sonmor confirmed that the rumours were Well he said he told Nanne several weeks ago after a game in los Angeles that he wanted to but Nanne talked him out of this Sonmor he decided to go through with Nanne confirmed that he had talked Sonmor out of quitting when the coach expressed frustration with the teams we had a talk then and Glen indicated that the Job want As much fun As it once Nanne i can understand coach ing is the most tedious and perhaps the toughest Job in the Nanne said Sonmor probably would be sent to observe the teams top draft prospects and to oversee the North stars Birmingham farm acting coach Murray Oliver said so mors announcement caught me completely by Ive had a close relationship with Ive Learned a lot from Oliver said he has immediate goals for the which is in second place in the Norris five Points behind in a North Star from the word go and i want to win some hockey games and put on a Good show for the fans he Oliver said he is confident he can coach the he recalled that a year Sonmor took a fou game leave and left him in we had lots of enthusiasm among the we had a Good it gave me the impression i could handle the now Well Oliver referring to the garrulous and blues vote of Confidence Louis a Louis blues president Emile Francis announced thursday that assistant coach bar Clay Plager will remain behind the Bench for the remainder of the the team has been working hard and has responded Well under Francis adding that the teams possible Sale to Canadian investors had influenced his original decision to turn the reigns Over to Plager that was a big part of it when Bare took he but i feel Hes been doing a Good it would be difficult for me to return because of my responsibilities and the pos sible Sale and Plager has led the team to a 463 record since moving behind the during that who is also general manager of the has been concentrating on scouting current and future pros Francis said the decision to let Plager guide the team would allow him to concentrate on his front office duties As affable Oliver added theres one thing you can bet on i wont be As Good an interview As he Many North Star players also were surprised by so mors the team thought hed be Here until next year at i dont think any of us expected hed be gone said Center Neal we were All surprised defens Eman Brad Maxwell Glens been coaching this team for five it was a hard decision for him to perhaps with a new coach there will be a Little More said left Wing Ken Good percentage coached 348 games during 4y2 winning for a winning percentage of the Best of any of the 10 men who have coached the North stars during the teams 16 nil the North stars lost 124 games and tied 71 during so mors Sonmor led Minnesota to the Stanley cup finals against the new York islanders in the 1981 losing he had coached the North stars since Early in the 197879 season and was second in nil seniority behind the islanders Al Sonmor also spent More than five seasons As coach of the University of Minnesota hockey team and five seasons As coach and general manager of the Minnesota fighting saints of the world hockey Assoc

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