EASTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1954-55
September 30, 1954
Bob Williams resigns after seven years as coach of the Clinton Comets in several leagues. Williams sited the expanded schedule of Clinton playing in both the EHL and the Eastern Ontario League as his reason for resigning. Williams agrees to stay on as team manager.
October 1, 1954
Eddie Shamlock is named player-coach of the Clinton Comets. A short centerman with a right hand shot, Shamlock has a long record in organised hockey, the last four years as player-coach. Last season he led the Nanaimo Clippers to league and play-off wins, placing second in individual scoring.
October 7, 1954
The Baltimore Clippers sign 30-year-old center Andy Brown as player-manager.
October 11, 1954
The Baltimore Clippers sign Dave Hackett, bringing their roster total to 4. Fred Hayes, Gerry Sullivan and Andy Brown are the others.
October 19, 1954
The Baltimore Clippers increased their squad for the Eastern Hockey League to eight today by signing Stan Goulet of Montreal and Jim McNulty of Ontario.
October 23, 1954
Hans Marsden, a native of Austria, named coach of the Worcester Warriors. He is an advocate of a wide open offensive game. Marsden coached the Austrian team in the 1936 Olympics. He has coached the Earl's Court Rangers in the English League, and Boston Bruins farm teams - the Boston Reds and Boston Junior Olympics. His most recent club, the Lynn Olympics, won the 1949-50 Atlantic League crown.
October 25, 1954
Cliff Baldwin and Dan Morgan, two members of last year's Clinton Comets, have asked for and been granted their release. Both players are picked up by the Washington Lions.
October 25, 1954
Bob Lunny asked for and received his release from the Clinton Comets. Lunny signs with the Washington Lions.
October 26, 1954
Lloyd Buchanan, Eddie Barber and Russell Hann signed contracts with the Baltimore Clippers in the new Eastern Hockey League today, just before the club left their Niagara Falls (Canada) training base for Baltimore.
October 27, 1954
The Baltimore Clippers sign George Thompson and Dan Dickinson.
Last week of October, 1954
George Harrison and Marlow McDonald sent from Toledo IHL to the Washington Lions of the Eastern Hockey League.
November 2, 1954
The Washington Lions roster was reduced to 16 yesterday when player-coach Stan Warecki cut five players from the squad. Those getting the axe: Ed Mateka, defense; wingers Bob Campbell, Cliff Baldwin and Alex (Scotty) McClement; and Phil Mattingly, a local youngster, who was trying out for a center berth. Also for the Lions, Bob Lunny suffered a fractured right cheekbone and will have surgery.
The Baltimore Clippers add former Quebec goaltender Grant Butler.
November 3, 1954
The Washington Lions cut Warren Cook of Ottawa to get the team down to 15 players, one over the league limit.
November 4 1954
The Baltimore Clippers cut 2 players, small fast winger Stan Goulet and reserve goaltender Gordon Rice.
November 5, 1954
The Worcester Warriors added fiive players: Dartmouth College alumni Ralph Wilburton, Cliff Harrison and Johny Grocott, who captained the 1952 Dartmouth Big Green. Bob Lloyd and Jimmy bell both played with the Boston Olympics.
Former Boston College stars Frank O'Grady and Lennie Ceglarski suffered minor knee injuries and will be lost to Worcester for a week.
November 9, 1954
Bob Lunny rejoins Washington Lions after 10 day layoff with fractured cheekbone.
November 10, 1954
Defenseman Dan Dickinson returns to Baltimore Clippers lineup.
November 13, 1954
Hard hitting right wing Gordon Harley is released by the Clinton Comets for personal and business reasons. He played in the team's first two games.
November 19, 1954
Player-coach Andy Brown of the Baltimore Clippers was lost for the season as a player today after an operation for a ruptured ulcer. Brown was rushed to Sinai Hospital here after returning from an Eastern Hockey League game at Washington Thursday night.
November 25, 1954
Stan Warecki, player-coach of the Washington Lions will be out for 10 days or more with an eye injury.
November 27, 1954
The Clinton Comets release speedy winger Bill Ness so that he can move his family to California and pursue other activities.
December 1, 1954
The New Haven Blades have signed Yvan Chasle and John Sherban former forwards with the Toledo Mercurys of the IHL. Coach Frank Beisler announced the release of forward Don MacLean, who had requested his release to return to his home in New Glasgow, NS to resume his studies. Bert Dalling, also a New Glasgow native was released to make room for the newcomers.
December 4, 1954
Ed (Butch) Songin, former Boston College football and hockey star, signs with the Worcester Warriors. Songin just completed his season as QB with the Hamilton Tiger Cats of the Canadian Football League.
December 12, 1954
The Washington Lions acquire LW Jack Lindquist from the Detroit Red Wings.
December 19, 1954
The Clinton Comets acquire tall rangy defenseman Frank Holliday from the Toledo Mercurys of the IHL. Holliday played with Johnstown of the IHL earlier in the season. He played his junior hockey for St. Boniface in the Manitoba Junior League. The Comets also released forwards Bill Lynn as per his request, and Edgar Blondin to take a non-hockey position in Ottawa
December 21, 1954
The Clinton Comets release defenseman Ron Campaigne.
January 2, 1955
Japanese player, Frank Toyota, joins the Washington Lions.
January 5, 1955
The Washington Lions suspend Bob Lunny for two games for curfew violations.
February 2, 1955
The Washington Lions dropped Bob Lunny and Tom Butler and added center Roy Hammond of the Toledo Mercurys of the IHL, and defenseman Ross Kelly of Johnstown Jets of the IHL.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1955-56
August 20, 1955
Dave Faunce, publicity director at Duqueane Gardens the past couple of seasons, has quit to become general manager of Johnstown in the Eastern Hockey League, effective next Saturday.
September 15, 1955
Edgar (Chirp) Benchley, former coach of Johnstown, has been signed as manager/coach of the Philadelphia Ramblers. The 43-year old Benchley is a native of England and a member of the 1936 British Olympic Hockey team. He played for Falcons, shich was the last hockey team in Philadelphia.
|October 14, 1955
The Philadelphia Ramblers sign their first player, goaltender Ivan Walmsley.
October 27, 1955
The Philadelphia Ramblers sign 25-year-old Norman Dowdall, forward from Toronto, who is 25 years old, hits the scales at 147 and stands 5 feet 8 1/2 inches, is of Irish descent and shoots left.
November 7, 1955
The Clinton Comets release defenseman Jim Johnson and replace him with "Indian" Joe Nolan.
November 22, 1955
The Clinton Comets add defenseman Bernie Hill from the Indianapolis Capitols of the IHL.
November 30, 1955
The Philadelphia Ramblers have acquired Gerry Norman, of Delhousie, Nova Scotia, a flashy left winger, who arrived by way of the Baltimore Clippers with whom he has played 11 games this season.
December 6, 1955
The Clinton Comets release forward Duke Doran, who has been with the club since the start of the season, and replaced him with forward Nick Donaleshen formerly of Grand Rapids of the IHL
January 13, 1956
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed right wing Moe Bartoli, and released wing Jerry Norman.
January 18, 1956
The New Haven Blades added defenseman Don Kendall from Indianapolis, and forward Ken Grabeldinger from the Troy Bruins of the IHL.
January 24, 1956
The Clinton Comets release forward Nick Donaleshen and sign forward Ken Grabeldinger formerly of the IHL Troy Bruins.
February 24, 1956
Four Baltimore Clippers players were released yesterday as team officials all but gave up hope of reaching the Eastern Hockey League playoffs. The move will cut expenses for the team that will play all its remaining ten games on the road. The Clippers arena burned down a month ago. Ralph DeLeo, Lloyd Buchanan, Mike Desilets and Terry Chattington were dropped, General Manager Bob Elmer announced. Owner Charley Rock indicated more players would be cut before next season's training started. Five players, now in Canada have already been signed for next year.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1956-57
October 21, 1956
Norm Dowdall, winger, formerly with the Philadelphia Ramblers, joined the Washington Lions.
October 22, 1956
The Washington Lions signed forward Bob Ferris from the New York Rangers, and acquired Alf Turner from Inidanapolis of the IHL.
October 30, 1956
The Washington Lions released forward Bill Binnie and defensemen Ron Kapitan and Ben Jones to reduce their squad to the required 14-man limit of the Eastern Hockey League.
November 25, 1956
William "Red" Mitchell coach of the Washington Lions, walked out on the team two hours before game time last night saying he was giving up hockey "for good". Alf Turner took over as coach of the Lions. The players complaining about the serious and austere training methods of Mitchell, responded to Turner with their best performance of the year, a 7-2 trouncing of the New Haven Blades.
November 27, 1956 - Following yesterday morning's practice session, Clinton Comets coach Jack Timmons announced the release of Don Mulligan , young left wing from Peterborough on a try-out basis.
December 12, 1956
"Indian" Joe Nolan, the Eastern Hockey League's most penalized player, was released by the Clinton Comets. To replace Nolan, the Comets have secured Lee Hubert from Troy of the International League.
December 19, 1956
Goalie Don Oliver, acquired on loan from the Johnstown Jets, will start in goal replacing Jack Spencer who has a badly bruised hip. Center Roger Hayfield, obtained from Indianapolis of the IHL, will make his debut for the Lions tonight.
January 14, 1957
The Johnstown Jets traded defenseman Alex Zubatiuk to the Washington Lions for center Roy Hammond.
January 16, 1957
The Washington Lions acquired center Joe Howes from the Philadelphia Ramblers.
January 16, 1957
The Philadelphia Ramblers yesterday announced the signing of Hubert Ball, 20-year-old forward from the Kingston, Ont., junior leagues. Ball is a 5-9, 165-pounder, who plays either center or wing.
January 30, 1957
Winger Ken Graham was traded by the Clinton Comets to the Washington Lions for forwards Norm Dowdall and Bob MacGregor. The Comets also released John Zaley, an overaged junior from Toronto. Zaley had made the road trip to Johnstown and Charlotte, but was not signed. Defenseman Ken Gabeldinger is expected to be back in the Comets lineup this week after an extended absence due to a knee injury. Guy James, defenseman, was obtained yesterday from Troy Bruins of the IHL.
New Haven defenseman Ron Kapitan failed to report to the Clinton Comets after being traded for Bernie Hill. Kapitan was sold to the Fort William, Ontario (his home town) club of the North Shor hockey League for an undisclosed sum.
February 3, 1957
Left wing Joe Formica, one of the Eastern Hockey League's top scorers this season with 53 points has been traded by the Washington Lions to the Philadelphia Ramblers in a two-for-one deal. The Lions received left wing Lloyd Buchanan and center Ed Moe Bartoli. Washington also traded veteran winger Dan Morgan to Johnstown for goalie Don Oliver and wingman Joe Haas. The Lions released goalie Jack Spencer to make room for Oliver.
February 3, 1957
The Ramblers added a 18th player to their roster yesterday just in time to beat the Eastern Hockey League deadline. The new addition for the playoff push is 20-year-old Tom Jensen, a left wing and center from Paris, Ontario. The youth may make his first appearance tomorrow night at the Arena when the locals host Clinton. Jensen played for the Guelph Biltmores in a Canadian junior league. The 165-pound youngster scored heavily in that competition.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1957-58
October 19, 1957
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed Alex Zubatiuk as a free agent. Zubatiuk played last year with Johnstown and Washington.
October 22, 1957
The Washington Presidents released Ross Kelly 25-year-old defenseman from Toronto, Paul Slattery 19-year-old left winger from West Haven, CT and Ken Graham 23-year-old left-winger from Ottawa. Bernie Bernaquez 25-year-old left winger and team 2nd high scorer last season rejoined the team.
October 28, 1957
The Philadelphia Ramblers sent rookie wing Ken Tresoor to the New Haven Blades. This cut the squad to the 15 limit - until Reggie Meserve and possibly Art Dorrington arrive next month.
November 09, 1957
G Ivan Walmsley of the Philadelphia Ramblers is called up to the AHL Hershey Bears for one game to replace Gil Mayer who is down with a case of pneumonia. Walmsley shutout the Springfield Indians in his only appearance.
November 19, 1957
The Clinton Comets release goaltender Yvon Lavoie. The new Comets goalie is Jim Mattson who joined the team Staurday night.
November 23, 1957
The Washington Presidents released defenseman Gordie Flaman, 21, younger brother of Boston Bruins defenseman Fern Flaman. The Presidents released forward Moe Bartoli who was picked up by the Clinton Comets The Presidents acquired 27-year-old, 5'9" 160 lb. right-winger, Vip Palladino from the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Eastern Ontario Hockey League.
December 21, 1957
The IHL Louisville Rebels release center Don Davidson to make room for Joe Kastelic, who they picked up from the Troy Bruins.
January 01, 1958
The Charlotte Clippers sign 21-year-old 6'1" 185 lb defenseman Marc Parent from Dolbeau-Lac St. Jean, Quebec to a 3-day trial contract. He was obtained from the IHL Indianapolis Chiefs.
January 03, 1958
The Charlotte Clippers sign center Don Davidson, recently released by the IHL Louisville Rebels.
January 01, 1958
Defenseman Marc Parent of the Charlotte Clippers has been recalled by Chicoutimi of the Quebec League after his three game trial with the Clippers..
January 31, 1958
THe IHL Troy Bruins sent defenseman Les Calrk to the Philadelphia Ramblers of the Eastern Hockey League to make room for defenseman Ken Campbell from Pembroke.
February 10, 1958
Ken Tresoor is released by the New Haven Blades, and picked up by the Philadelphia Ramblers to replace the injured Gil MacNeill.
March 12, 1958
Edgar "Chirp" Brenchley resigns as coach and manager of the Philadelphia Ramblers.
April 8, 1958
The Philadelphia Ramblers of the Eastern Hockey League named Doug Adam as coach for two years. He succeeds Chirp Brenchley who resigned. Adam, who played for the Charlotte (NC) Clippers this season will be playing coach. The managerial duties handled by Brenchley will be taken over by Rambler's President George L. Davis.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1958-59
October 17, 1958
The Clinton Comets of the Eastern Hockey League released two defensemen from last year's team, Guy James and Doug Falby.
December 2, 1958
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed 21-year-old left wing Ed Johnson from Edmonton of the WHL. The Ramblers also announced that Phil Hergesheimer, one-time scoring star
with the Philadelphia Rockets (AHL), has joined the organization as a scout in Western Canada.
December 10, 1958
The Washington Presidents announce the release of goalie John Sofiak and left-winger Roger Hayfield.Sofiak had a 3.61 Goals Against Average before being replaced by Bruins farmhand Ross Brooks.
December 18, 1958
Bernie Cote and Doug Howlett, both bright prospects in the Boston Bruins chain will join the Washington Presidents today. To make room for the new players, goalie John Sofiak and wingman Roger Hayfield were released.
January 28, 1959
The Philadelphia Ramblers have released Paul Strasser, right wing, and Toby Black, center. Replacing them the Ramblers added Jerry Frizzelle, who had been dropped by the Jets, and Vip Palladino, obtained with Hugh Campbell from Washington in a deal which sent Rambler high scorer Bill Kurtz to the Presidents.
February 1, 1959
The Washington Presidents cut goaltender Ross Brooks and defenseman Gordon Flaman. The Presidents added goaltender Bob Gillson, formerly of Owen Sound of the OHA, and defenseman Bob Blackburn from Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.
February 5, 1959
The Charlotte Clippers trade defenseman John Brophy and center Bibber O'Hearn to the New Haven Blades for defenseman Viger Gendron and right winger Garry Luyben. Gendron replaces winger Nick Donelashen who was originally scheduled to go to Cahrlotte.
February 8, 1959
The Charlotte Clippers cut defenseman Viger Gendron and right winger Garry Luyben, just obtained from New Haven.
February 10, 1959
New Haven Blades defenseman Don Perry was suspended for the remainder of the season for his attack on Clinton coach Bill Watson Saturday. EHL President Tom Lockhart said Perry was set down for deliberate assault and attempt to injure with his stick. Watson suffered a broken bone in his left hand, his right eye was closed and he suffeed other facial injuries.
February 13, 1959
The Philadelphia Ramblers acquire right winger Garry Luyben off of waivers.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1959-60
Ken Wilson named General Manager of the new Greensboro Generals of the Eastern Hockey League.
September 10, 1959
Edgar "Chirp" Brenchley named coach of the New Haven Blades replacing Ducky Skinner, who resigned as coach at the end of the prvious season, and just ecently resigned as GM of the Blades. The GM's position will be filled by Nathan Podoloff, a director of the Blades and head of the New Haven Arena.
September 22, 1959
The EHL Philadelphia Ramblers traded Jack Higgins to the IHL Toledo Blades for high-scoring winger Graham Joyce.
October 6, 1959
The Charlotte Clippers sold D John Muckler and D Red Barrett to the New York Rovers.
October 8, 1959
The Washington Presidents sign leading scorer Wally Kullman.
October 9, 1959
Don Campbell, with a top recommendation from Eddie Shore, has been hired as goalie for the Greensboro Generals of the Eastern Hockey League. Campbell, a native of Saskatchewan, played with Shore's Springfield club of the American Hockey League last season.
The Charlotte Clippers sold forward Nipper O'Hearn to the Philadelphia Ramblers, but he probably won't report..
October 16, 1959
The Washington Presidents cut loose John Girard, Russ Harrington, John Roe, and Bob Nash to make room for other players at their Brockville, Ontario training camp. Reporting to Brockville were Wally Kullman, last year's leading scorer and C-LW, Ken Davies.
October 21, 1959
RW Blinky Boyce was released by the WHL Spokane Comets. He departed for Philadelphia to play for the Ramblers.
The Washington Presidents released Forwards Dino Leggio and Barry Delisle and C Doug Howatt has been suspended.
November 1, 1959
Archie Burton released by the Clinton Comets. Burton was a three year vet with the team, who usually played wing. He also occasionally played defense, and on March 9 last season played goal in place of Norm Defelice, making 15 saves blanking the Jets for 31 minutes and 13 seconds.
December 16, 1959
The Greensboro Generals obtained 25-year-old center-right wing Ike Scott from Calgary of the Western League.
December 18, 1959
Coach Edgar "Chirp" Brenchley is reassigned to scouting by the New Haven Blades. Wally Kullman is signed from the Washington Presidents to coach the last place Blades. New Haven is 7-16-3 at the time of the change. The New Haven players threatened to strike based on the poor way that Brenchley received the news, via radio report.
January 26, 1960
The Clinton Comets acquire forward Bill Mahoney from the Hull-Ottawa Candiens of the Eastern Canada League to replace Angie Defelice who is recovering a knee operation.
The Washington Presidents acquire forward Alex Kuzma from Spokane of the Western Hockey League.
February 1, 1960
The Greensboro Generals added right wing George Usitalo to the line up. The Generals sold leading scorer Andy Milne to Fort Wayne of the IHL and sent Tony Peta to the Johnstown Jets.
March 30, 1960
Right Winger Ike Scott will be returned to Charlotte. The Clippers own Scott.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1960-61
|June 20, 1960
Ron Spong, a Canadian now living in Louisville, Ky., Saturday was named player-coach of the Greensboro Generals in the Eastern Hockey League.
Pete Hendy named GM of Greensboro Generals
October 6, 1960
The Jersey Larks sign Claude Richard, 23, youngest brother of Maurice "Rocket" Richard, and the most sought-after amateur player in Canada. "We managed to sign "Vest Pocket Rocket" Richard today, although every team in the Eastern hockey League and several in the AHL were after him", said Larks GM Ray Miron.
October 13, 1960
Noel Picard, a giant defenseman from Montreal, was signed to a Jersey Larks contract Wednesday by Ray Miron, general manager. Four Larks were released, cutting the practice squad to 21: Norman Doyle, a veteran center from last year's Washington Presidents, winger Yves Caouette, defenseman John Duret, and center Guy Maurice. Defensemen Nick Foster missed Wednesday's practice with a cold and Joe Kiss has a bruised toe. Both are expected back for the first exhibition game Saturday against the Philadelphia Ramblers. Goaltender Gerry Devaney will not play either exhibition game as he recovers from an appendectomy.
October 15, 1960
The Jersey Larks announce the release of Bert Brown. Goal: Don Cooper, Gerry Devaney; Defense: Don Labelle, Bob Bingley, Johnny Lowes, Nick Foster, Noel Picard, Joe Kiss; Center: Jean Leclerc, Danny Patrick, Les Strike, Gil Champagne; Wingers: Steve Kuzma, Alex Kuzma, Ken Davies, Jacques Gagne, Eno Kraft, Claude Richard, Mel Tomalty, Eddie Ferenz.
October 19, 1960
Jersey Larks' Jacques Gagne suffered a serious injury to his right eye after being hit by an errant stick in the Larks exhibition tie with the Phialdelphia Ramblers. He is expected to miss most of the season.
October 20, 1960
The Jersey Larks receive 6-1, 200 lb right wing Don Curry on loan from the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Larks also announce the release of Mel Tomalty and Eddie Ferenz forwards.
October 21, 1960
The Jersey Larks name Ken (Buck) Davies captain, and Bob Bingley and Alex Kuzma alternate captains.
October 28, 1960
10-year WHL and AHL veteran right wing Charles Blair, who played for Quebec last year, was picked up by the Clinton Comets. The Comets cannot add Blair to the roster until they cut another player.
October 30, 1960
Former EHL All-Star center Jerry Stringle released by the Clinton Comets, and picked up by the Jersey Larks.
November 19, 1960
Clinton Comets add defenseman Jean Paul Lamirande and left wing Wayne Brown from the recently folded Belleville McFarlands of the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A league. The Comets send left wing Gordon Turlik to the Sudbury Wolves of the Eastern Canadian League.
January 20, 1961
The Jersey Larks purchased Clare Wakshinski from Johnstown. The Larks traded defenseman Johnny Lowes to Toledo of the IHL for defenseman Larry McNabb. Noel Picard was removed from the injured list and Bob Foreman and Jerry Frizelle were released by the Larks.
January 27, 1961
The New York Rovers trade Mike LaBrosse to the Philadelphia Ramblers for Jean LeClerc.
February 15, 1961
The Jersey Larks acquire goalie Chuck Adamson from the Greensboro Generals, and release goalie Gerry Devaney to make room. Adamson had been subbing for the injured Don Campbell, who returned to action last week for the Generals. The Larks also brought back left wing Jacques Gagne and released center Les Strike.
The Clinton Comets brought Ed Calhoun out of retirement to replace Leon Bouchard on defense. Bouchard was sold to the Johnstown Jets after being suspended for failing to show up for last week's game with Greenboro. Johnstown dropped Garry Luyben to make room for Bouchard.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1961-62
October 16, 1961
The Clinton Comets sign 32-year old defenseman Len Speck, formerly with the Windsor Bulldogs and 20 year old right wing Jacques Faubert who played with the Hull-Ottawa Junior Canadiens last season.
October 26, 1961
The Philadelphia Ramblers bought the playing services of their coach Obie O'Brian from the AHL Quebec Aces. The Ramblers bought defenseman Norman (Red) Armstrong from the Charlotte Checkers and acquired defenseman Jim McLean on waivers from the Long Island Ducks. Placed on waivers by the Ramblers were defensemen Rudy Balon and Horn Mancuso and center Bobby Judge.
October 31, 1961
Knoxville has announced the release of Jerry Frizzelle, right wing, whom they have replaced with Tom O'Connor, who played last season with Clinton.
December 13, 1961
The Long Island Ducks and Charlotte Checkers, last place clubs in the Eastern Hockey League traded their top scorers yesterday in a five-player deal. All the players involved were forwards. The Ducks of the northern division gave up right wingers Don Atamanchuk and Barry Hogan and LW George Edwards for Charlotte's Jim Maxwell and Andre Bessett, a pair of right wingers. Atamanchuk with 16 goals and Hogan with 12 were high men for the Ducks. Maxwell with 19, and Bessett with 12 were one-two scorers for the Checkers.
January 30, 1962
Gilles Villemure loaned to Charlotte of the Eastern Hockey League by Long Island (EHL) as emergency injury replacement.
January 31, 1962
Gilles Villemure loaned to Johnstown of the Eastern Hockey League by Long Island (EHL) as emergency injury replacement.
March 1, 1962
Ross Brooks loaned to the Long Island Ducks to replace Gilles Villemure who was recalled by the New York Rangers as a sub-goalie.
John Muckler picked up by the Greensboro Generals as a playoff replacement for Butch McKay, who was one of the EHL players picked for the US team.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1962-63
May 27, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers name Steve Brklacich GM.
June 7, 1962
The expansion Nashville Dixie Flyers drafted and Alex Kuzma from the Knoxville Knights for $500.
June 29, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers signed 26-year-old Frank Butler a 6-foot 190 lb winger from Timmons, Ontario. He is the second
July 28, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers sign John McLellan as player-coach.
July 29, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers sign veteran LW Ted McCaskill from Kaspuskasing, Ontario.
September 2, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers purchased goalie Marv Edwards from the Johnstown Jets.
September 11, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers invited 16 players to camp: Goalie Bruce Savage, defensemen Joe McGuire, Jules Hrapchak, Lloyd Scaddan, Michael Tannelly, Lloyd McKey and Ino Ikonen plus forwards Ken Christink, Barry Jakeman, Don Hogan and Ray Morton are the unsigned players invited.
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed Reggie Meserve, all-time club leader with 146 goals, 223 assists and 369 points.
September 27, 1962
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed Chuck Stuart. This is his 4th year as a Rambler.
September 30, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers purchased Ken "Red" Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers.
October 2, 1962
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed Bill Harman, LW Bob Serviss and Stan McDonald to try-out agreements.
October 5, 1962
The Long Island Ducks traded defenseman John Brophy to the Philadelphia Ramblers straight up for center Russ McClenaghan.
October 6, 1962
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed Art Hart.
October 7, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers added Don Smith, Dino Leggio, Reggie Whaley, Harvey Wish and Billy Reid to the training camp roster.
October 8, 1962
The Philadelphia Ramblers signed defenseman Hugh Currie as player-coach. Announcement had to wait until Currie was waved out of the pro-level Western Hockey League. He played with the WHL Vancouver Canucks last season.
October 10, 1962
Russ McCurdy assigned to the Philadelphia Ramblers by the Providence Reds. G Ross Brooks, Bob Zupan & Phil Headley, D Guy Brassard, Jerry Frizzelle, John Brophy & rookie Andre Valliers, and F Chuck Stuart, Art Hart, Reg Meserve, Stan Parker, Blinky Boyce, Eno Kraft, Don Graham, Carol Courteau, Bob Serviss, Stand McDonald, Bill Harmer and Bobby Judge. Norm Armstrong is not in camp and has not been heard from.
October 12, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers signed defenseman Joe McGuire to a contract.
October 16, 1962
Winger Jack Stanfield, a 20-year-old RW from Toronto reported to Philadelphia Ramblers camp today. G Bob Zupan was released.
October 19, 1962
Joe McGuire and Jules Hrapchak quit the Nashville Dixie Flyers. The Flyers signed Johnny Groulx of Port Colbourne and Bobby Maxwell of St. Catherines to replace them.
The Philadelphia Ramblers cut Blinky Boyce, Phil Headley, Andre Valliers, Carol Courteau, Stan McDonald, Bill Harmer and Bob Judge.
The New Haven Blades released junior player Jim McKenna on waivers.
October 23, 1962
The New Haven Blades traded D Danny O'Connor, who had failed to report, to the Philadelphia Ramblers for F Bobby Judge. Judge will replace Jim McKenna as New Haven's required junior player on their roster. The trade is void if O'Connor doesn't report to Philadelphia.
October 26, 1962
D Guy Brassard was released by the Philadelphia Ramblers to make room for recently acquired Danny O'Connor.
October 30, 1962
Danny Malone purchased from the New Haven Blades by the Nashville Dixie Flyers.
November 2, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers purchased defenseman Emile Gilles from the IHL Fort Wayne Komets, and signed winger Ed Dudych who played with the WHL Portland Buckaroos last season. Dudych will replace Lloyd McKey on the 13 man roster.
November 5, 1962
The Knoxville Knights loaned G Claude Cyr to the Philadelphia Ramblers for 1 game to replace Ross Brooks who wrenched his back. Knoxville GM Ray Miron required Cyr to wear a mask for the game, even though he never had worn one before.
November 6, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers purchased defenseman Flo Pilote from the Charlotte Checkers. Pilote had been holding out in a contract dispute. He had refused trades to Long Island and New Haven. The Flyers released Bob Maxwell and Frank Butler. Then Danny Malone left the team to return home, so the Dixie Flyers retained Maxwell.
Charlotte Checkers' backup goaltender Rick Charron loaned to the Philadelphia Ramblers for 4 games while Ross Brooks recovered from back injury.
November 18, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers purchased defenseman Dennis Toyne from the IHL Minneapolis Millers. Winger Marcel Clements was purchased from the Knoxville Knights. To make room, 19-year-old Billy Reid was released. GM Brklacich said Reid will be invited to camp the following season.
November 26, 1962
Veteran NHL winger Bob Bailey was sent to the Philadelphia Ramblers by the WHL San Francisco Seals.
December 15, 1962
The Nashville Dixie Flyers purchased winger Joe Zorica from the Knoxville Knights. Zorica had been their second leading scorer. The Knights added Gil Champagne to their roster.
December 20, 1962
The IHL St. Paul Saints loaned forward Richard Lackowich to the Nashville Dixie Flyers.
January 23, 1963
Eddie Dorohoy signed as a free agent by Knoxville of the Eastern Hockey League.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1963-64
Center Guy Trottier signed as a free agent by the Knoxville Knights of the Eastern Hockey League.
October 18, 1963
The Greensboro Generals purchased defenseman Danny Blair from the Johnstown Jets. Blair refused to report.
November 1, 1963
The Philadelphia Ramblers purchased winger Don Grosso from the Knoxville Knights, and obtained winger Dom Berardino from the New Haven Blades.
November 6, 1963
The Philadelphia Ramblers placed defenseman Roger Richer on waivers.
November 29, 1963
The Philadelphia Ramblers acquired center Larry Hart from the Clinton Comets.
November 30, 1963
Chuck Stuart and Stan Parker suspended by Philadelphia Ramblers President Bud Dudley for refusing to play for Philadelphia. A proposed trade of Stuart and Parker to Long Island for Sam Gregory and Gordie Matheson fell though when Matheson refused to report to Philadelphia. The Ramblers signed Don Curry formerly of Knoxville, and purchased the contract of forward Larry Hart from Clinton.
December 4, 1963
Defenseman John Brophy sold to the Long Island Ducks by the Philadelphia Ramblers. The Ramblers acquired defenseman Jerry Wakshinski from the Knoxville Knights.
December 5, 1963
Chuck Stuart was traded by the Philadelphia Ramblers to the Knoxville Knights for 22-year old center Guy Trottier and veteran defenseman Bob Duncan. Duncan had refused to report to the Knights this season and was on the suspended list. The Ramblers released center Larry Hart after 3 unsatisfactory performances. The Ramblers also released Stan Parker, who was expected to retire from hockey.
December 14, 1963
Mike Kardash, who has been with the Charlotte Checkers for the past two seasons, has been sold to Philadelphia Ramblers within the past week.
March 22, 1964
Pat Rupp loaned to Detroit by Philadelphia (EHL) to replace injured Terry Sawchuk (Toronto 4, Detroit 1).
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1964-65
June 19, 1964
In the first ever EHL draft, New Haven drafted Jack Faulkner from Johnstown, Long Island took Art Rose from Clinton
and Nashville got Yvan Chasle from New Haven, all at the $500 draft price. including the newly admitted New York
Rovers and Jacksonville who had first picks.
July 26, 1964
Bernard (Buzzy) Deschamps, who scored 57 goals to lead tine Eastern Hockey League as an amateur last season, Saturday signed a professional contract with Baltimore of the American Hockey League.
August 1, 1964
Dave Lucas, defenseman and captain of the Johnstown Jets, has been appointed coach of the Eastern Hockey League team. The 32-year-old Lucas succeeds Butch Martin who resigned recently. Lucas joined the Jets in 1956 and was named five times to the league's all - star team.
August 12, 1964
The Knoxville Knights traded captain C Gene Achtymichuk to the Long Island Ducks for C Sam Gregory. The Knights then sold RW John Lumley to the Nashville Dixie Flyers.
September 14, 1964
The Florida Rockets traded C Russ McClenaghan to the New Haven Blades for player/coach Jackie Leclair. McClenaghan was acquired from the Long Island Ducks a month ago.
September 15, 1964
The New York Rovers, recently reactivated to participate in Eastern Hockey League competition announced Monday the signing of their first two players. They are Wally Chase, a left wing from Fort Erie, Ont, and. Jean LaFond, a center from Montreal.
September 26,, 1964
The Jersey Devils traded defensemen Mike Kardash and Danny Blair to the Greensboro Generals for defenseman Pat Kelly. Kelly was named player-coach of the Devils.
October 8, 1964
The New York Rovers have signed three defensermen to 1994-65 contracts, the new Eastern Hockey League team announced Wednesday.. They are Ken Block from Grunthal, Man., Jim Murray from Brandon, Man and Howard Layton from Toronto.
October 22, 1964
The Jersey Devils of the Eastern Hockey League yesterday announced indefinite suspension of defenseman Gordie Matheson for failing to report to the club. Matheson, an EHL veteran, played with the Philadelphia Ramblers last year. When the Ramblers folded. Matheson's contract was assigned to the Devils. Contacted at his Long Island home, Matheson declined to give a reason for his refusal to report to the Devils club officials said.
November 12, 1964
A defenseman named Vincent Crete is slated to join the Greensboro generals from his home in Ottawa.
November 15, 1964
Red Williams and Rob Pallante signed by NY Rovers, who placed Terry Pembroke on 20-day injury list with an injured left knee.
November 20, 1964
The Jersey Devils purchased center Pat Donnelly earlier in the week from the New York Rovers. Donnelly scored 14 goals and 30 assists for Nashville last year.
November 25, 1964
Coach Jackie LeClair of the New Haven Blades picked up Wally Kullman, winger Don Hogan and defenseman Leo Martel. Kullman and Martel are former pros having played most recently with the Quebec Aces and Cleveland Barons. Gone from New Haven are defensemen Joe Cyr and Moe Collins and winger Roland Roy.
The Charlotte Checkers acquired center Sam Gregory, who was Knoxville's 2nd leading scorer with 22 points, for defenseman Frank Ridley. The Checkers also sold center Bill "Red" Johansen to the New York Rovers.
December 16, 1964
Defenseman Vincent Crete has been released by the Greensboro Generals.
January 14, 1965
The Johnstown Jets acquire RW Bill Reid from the New Haven Blades for LW Tony Bukovich.
February 4, 1965
The New Haven Blades acquire defenseman Harry Shaw from the Johnstown Jets.
February 10, 1965
The Johnstown Jets traded forward Bobby Brown to the Knoxville Knights for defenseman Frank Ridley.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1965-66
August 10, 1965
The Clinton Comets trade Norm DeFelice, Hec Lalande, Orval Tessier and Benny Woit and an unspecified player now in Juniors to the Jersey Devils for Ed Babiuk, Pat Kelly and Borden Smith.
October 23, 1965
The Comets send Ted Szydlowski to the Devils to complete the August 10 trade, replacing Orval Tessier who did not report to the Devils.
March 10, 1965
The New Haven Blades signed Jackie Leclair as player/coach for the 1965/66 season.
September 7, 1965
Pat Egan named coach of the Jacksonville Rockets.
November 21, 1965
Billy Glashan, a left winger who scored 45 points for Clinton last season, has been purchased from Clinton by the Jacksonville Rockets, General Manager-Coach Pat Egan announced today. The Rockets have asked waivers on Jean Paul Goulet and put Bob O'Leary on the disabled list to make room for Glashan and Jean-Pierre Lafond, who joined the team last week, but has yet to play. Winger Goulet saw action in the Rockets first eight games. He scored three goals and had four assists. O'Leary, also a winger is scoreless in three games.
December 1, 1965
The 1-18 Jacksonville Rockets traded 2nd leading scorer, winger Ernie Dyda, to Charlotte for goaltender Chuck Goddard and defenseman Mike Fischer.
January 20, 1966
Wally Sprange, formerly with the Jersey Devils was added to the Clinton Comets roster last night, but did not arrive in time to suit up. He is expected to be available for tomorrow's game.
The revamped Devils have added 265-pound Ray Crew to their defense and winger Bob Boucher. Still missing action is coach Ben Woit, on the injured list.
February 9, 1966
The Jacksonville Rockets traded center Butch Morris to the Long Island Ducks for Gerry Rafter.
February 20, 1966
Chris Finnerty, Jacksonville Rockets winger who was injured in a Feb 8 game with Knoxville was operated on Friday for torn ligaments and will be lost for the season. Earlier, the Rockets lost defensemen Jim McCarthy and Mike Fischer with broken ankles. Alf Treen has a broken toe, but continues to play. Last week the 11-41-3 Rockets acquired George Hayes as its 10th player. The Rockets have been three men short of the league limit for the past four weeks.
February 24, 1966
Bill Glashan, center, who has been on loan to the Jacksonville Rockets, has been recalled and rejoined the Clinton Comets for last night's game against Johnstown. Glashan replaces Jim O'Brien, who has been released. Glashan played seven games with Clinton early this season.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1966-67
August 17, 1966
The Jersey Devils of the Eastern Hockey League named Vic Stasiuk coach today.
The Greensboro Generals traded goalie Jacques Monette to the New Haven Blades for center Sam Gregory and defenseman Jim McCarthy.
Andre Hinse, Charlotte (EHL), signed as a free agent by Toronto (NHL).
October 6, 1966
The Minnesota North Stars sign a working agreement wiyh the Clinon Comets.
Dick Sarrazin signed as a free agent by Jersey of the Eastern Hockey League after being released by Johnstown (EHL).
November 25, 1966
The Clinton Comets announced last night that Dave Armstrong has been sent to Jacksonville on loan to the Florida Rockets for an indefinite
period. Armstrong has been on the injury list for the past three weeks and cannot return to the Comets lineup unless some other player is dropped to keep the club roster at the league limit of 13 men.
January 14, 1967
The Knoxville Knights sent high-scoring Chuck Stuart to the Charlotte Checkers for center Bob Stoyko and defenseman Ted Baylis. Knoxville sent Richard Hextall to Fort Wayne of the IHL for Bill Hway and Jerry Sillers. Don New man was traded to Jersey for Gerry Firn and Ray Crew was placed on waivers by Knoxville coach and GM Doug Bentley.
January 19, 1967
The Jersey Devils acquire defenseman Bobby Taylor. Taylor, a rugged "policeman" acquired last week, is a flanker with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He has seen service with Seattle and Victoria of the Western Hockey League.
January 25, 1967
Andy Brown loaned to Johnstown of the Eastern Hockey League by Long Island (EHL) as emergency injury replacement.
February 4, 1967
The Comets were fortified by the addition of former playing coach Bill Watson and Hugh Riopelle. a former New Haven Blade, both of whom, flew in from Canada to aid the injury riddled Clinton sextet.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1967-68
August 16, 1967
The Long Island Ducks traded C Russ McClenaghan to the Florida Rockets for winger Art Chiupka. The trade is "unconditional", meaning that if either player fails to report, the new team is responsible.
The expansion Salem Rebels drafted Jim Jago from the Clinton Comets, Clare Wakshinski from the Charlotte Checkers, Tom Schiller from the Johnstown Jets, Jim Cassidy from the Long Island Ducks, Wally Chase from the Nashville Dixie Flyers, Bob Howard from the Naw Haven Blades and Bob Taylor from the Jersey Devils. Jack Dame, president of the club announced that Dave Lucas, former Johnstown Jet, would coach the squad.
The Syracuse Blazers chose only three players in the draft: Richard Cusson of New Haven, Lome O'Donnell of Clinton, and Wayne Caufield of Long Island.
Jackie LeClair player/coach of the New Haven Blades was traded to Florida Rockets of the Eastern Hockey League for Russ McClenaghan.
George Standing of the Eastern Hockey League Nashville Dixie Flyers was signed as a free agent by Minnesota North Stars.
September 8, 1967
Eddie Ferenz, 31, former interm general manager of the Johnstown Jets last season, was named general manager of the Jersey Devils of the Eastern Hockey League on Friday. A native of Alberta, Canada, Ferenz was also employed in the front office of the Philadelphia Ramblers. Harold Aronow, Devils president, said Ferenz will name his own coach, for the team that won last year's Northern Division of the EHL.
|September 10, 1967
Gordie Stratton of the Long Island Ducks named coach of the Jersey Devils of the Eastern Hockey League.
September 15, 1967
G Gilles Banville signed by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Cliff Pennington claimed on waivers by Nashville (EHL) from Jacksonville (EHL)
Dave Lucas traded to Salem (EHL) by Johnstown (EHL) for cash.
Dave Lucas named playing-coach of Salem (EHL).
October 9, 1967
Jersey Devils GM, Eddie Ferenz, suspended Norm DeFelice (G) and Butch MacLean (D) for not reporting to camp.
November 1, 1967
The Long Island Ducks sold C Art Chiupka to the expansion Salem Rebels on cut-down day. Chiupka refused to report and got himself a 5-game tryout with the AHL Baltimore Clippers.
November 16, 1967
Rod Hibert, a rugged 185-pound 5-foot-ll player was acquired from the New Haven Blades by the Syracuse Blazers.
|November 21, 1967
The Syracuse Blazers traded defenseman Bill Horton to Jersey along with Lorne O'Donnell, a veteran EHL center, for New Jersey's Benny Greco and Carlo Longarini. But the Jersey players have not reported and Horton and O'Donnell have balked at the trade and returned home to Canada.
Goalie Roger Wilson was obtained from the Charlotte Checkers by Syracuse after Blazers netminder George Mohr was placed on the disabled list with an elbow injury.
December 12, 1967
The Syracuse Blazers picked up defenseman Bob Buchanan on waivers from the Jersey Devils.
December 27, 1967
The Syracuse Blazers released Dick Cusson, Danny Mayers, Rod Hibbert and defenseman Bob Buchanan this week. The Blazers acquired winger John Rolerad who had been playing for Sherbrooke. Garry Cooke, winger, reactivated after being out with a fractured ankle.
January 12, 1968
The Syracuse Blazers added Alf Treen, veteran defenseman, in a trade with the Florida Rockets for young Bob Peters.
January 21st week, 1968
Cloby Collins traded by the Jersey Devils to Syracuse Blazers for Fred Bassi.
February 6, 1968
The Charlotte Checkers recall goaltender Roger Wilson who had been on loan to the Syracuse Blazers. Wilson had been replacingGeorge Mohr for the Blazers, who had been out with an injured shoulder since early in the season. Syracuse also announced the release of defensemen Marty Zuchotski. With a 12-man roster, the team is hoping to add a forward and a defenseman by the next game.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1968-69
September 3, 1968
The Syracuse Blazers bought Ray Crew from the Jersey Devils. Crew will be player/coach for the Blazers.
October 1, 1968
The NHL Philadelphia Flyers assigned Rene Lavageur, Herman Karp, winger Mike Griffen, Dennis Plant and G Cecil Reynolds to the EHL Jersey Devils. Also invited to the Devils' camp were Gary Kyte, Dennis Caldwell, G Brian Caley and G Loren Daer. Bob Peters from last year's team has rejoined Dayton of the IHL.
October 2, 1968
The Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League yesterday sent seven players to their Clinton Comets franchise. Sent to the Eastern Hockey League farm team were forwards Don Herriman. Tom Mitchell, John Rathwell, Marc Rioux and Joe Robertson, defenseman Richard Trembecky, and goalie Glen Lindsay. The Jersey Devils signed Boston-born center Larry Pleau, 21. Pleau is stationed at Fort Dix and will play home games and some away games for the Devils. Pleau is the first $100,000 EHL player. He was signed through the cooperation of the Devils' parent club - the Philadelphia Flyers, the Montreal Canadiens and the US Army. The latter two hold his rights.
October 2, 1968
The Jersey Devils signed WHL veteran D Jean Marc Picard, and F Jamie Kennedy, brother of Philadelphia Flyers' Forbes Kennedy.
October 6, 1968
Norm Ryder obtained from the Nashville Dixie Flyers by the LongIsland Ducks of the Eastern Hockey League. Ryder was obtained by the Ducks last Sunday for an undisclosed amount of cash, believed to be the most ever paid for an EHL player, according to new Long Island general manager Carl Johnson.
October 8, 1968
G Bobby Taylor sent to EHL Jersey Devils by the parent Philadelphia Flyers.
October 11, 1968
Roger Leger, a 28-year-old forward from Montreal, a late arrival in camp on Monday, was dropped after Tuesday's second workout by the Clinton Comets.
October 15, 1968
D Al Sarault traded to the Jersey Devils from the Johnstown Jets for F Fred Bassi. The Devils announced that Ron MacPherson is officially a holdout.
October 18, 1968
G Norm Defelice who had been on the Voluntary Retired List, was talked out of retirement and traded by the Jersey Devils to the Long Island Ducks for center Bobby Brown.
October 26, 1968
The Jersey Devils activated Reg Maltais and Reg Meserve. To make room they sent Don Rozich and Claude Boucher to the Salem Rebels.
October 29, 1968
Defenseman Jim Lane sold by the Charlotte Checkers to the Salem Rebels. Lane had been idled with a bad back during Charlotte's first five games.
October 30, 1968
Bobby Taylor called up to Philadelphia Flyers from Jersey Devils (EHL)
October 31, 1968
The Syracuse Blazers announced Wednesday night that Bill Weatherbie, a 21-year-old winger, has been loaned to the Long Island Ducks for the balance of the season. With the transfer of Weatherhie after the addition of. Tom Lavender, the Syracuse club is still one player over the league limit and must drop one other skater.
November 1, 1968
Clinton Comets' coach Pat Kelly will see his first action of the season tonight. Kelly said last night that he dropped defenseman Dick Trembecky. Should Kelly feel after tonights game that his knee isn't right, Trembecky will be reactivated. Kelly added that if the knee doesn't respond he may be forced to place himself on the 20-day injured list. He has the task of cutting another player before tomorrow. Kelly refused to comment on who the player might be other than it will be a front-liner.
November 3, 1968
Prior to last night's game, Clinton Comets' coach Pat Kelly dropped winger Marc Rioux from the squad to get down to the 14-man EHL limit after seven games.
November 11, 1968
Marc Rioux, dropped by the Clinton Comets last week to bring the squad within the League limit of 14 players is on loan to the Sherbrook-Beavers of the Quebec League.
November 23, 1968
The Syracuse Blazers announced yesterday the purchase of a husky center, Lee Inglis, from Toledo of the International Hockey League. Inglis, who stands 6-1 and weighs 190 and scored 32 goals last year for Toledo. He will replace Greg Smith in the Blazers lineup and will join the Syracuse team for its game tonight at Clinton. Smith, 19-year-old winger, is returning to his home in Canada because of the ilJness of his father. He plans to play in junior hockey league competition.
November 27, 1968
The Salem Rebels purchased winger Claude Piche from the Clinton Comets. The Comets have the option to buy Piche back at the end of the season. Defenseman Larry Gibbons was loaned to Salem by the Greensboro Generals. The Rebels also traded defenseman Bob Taylor, who recently ended his CFL season, to Johnstown for defenseman Bill Ives. The trade is dependent on both players reporting for their team by Monday.
December 4, 1968
Jean Nicol was added to the Long Island Duck roster this week in exchange for Marty Desmarais. Nicol had 11 goals and 5 assists while with New Haven this season.
December 19, 1968
The Syracuse Blazers acquire defenseman Jim Whitaker from Muskegon of the International Hockey League. He stands 5-10, weighs 180 and captained the Junior A Oshawa team last season.
December 20, 1968
The Clnton Comets acquire much-travelled D/LW Bill Armour from the Greensboro Generals on loan until the injury-riddled Comets are back to full strength.
January 17, 1969
Doug Ferguson, former Cornell University star, has been obtained by the Syracuse Blazers from the Charlotte Checkers.
John Chapman, former Syracuse Blazer, who has been with the Comets since mid-November, has been sent to Charlotte where he will play for the Southern Division Checkers. He has been out with a broken thumb for the past several weeks, but is now able to play
January 23, 1969
The addition of 200-pound defenseman George Forgie is expected to bolster the Jets attack. Forgie wasted little time in his first game in proving to the fans that his reputation as a tough guy is not without merit. General Manager John Mitchell is still on the lookout for another detfenseman to Join Forgie, Joe Zanussl and Dick Paradise.
February 17, 1969
The Johnstown jets trade center Danny Patrick to the Salem Rebels for center Wally Chase.
John Brophy resigned his coaching position with the Long Island Ducks and was traded to the New Haven Blades for defenseman Ed Megaffin.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1969-70
July 6, 1969
T h e New York Rangers Thursday announced the acquisition of goaltender Peter McDuffe from the Phoenix Roadrunners of the Western Hockey League in exchange for goalie Don Caley and f o r w a r d William Snow. McDuffe, 21, played for the Greensboro, N.C., Generals and was an all-star goalie of the Eastern Hockey League last season.
July 10, 1969
Harvey Miller, former director and secretary of the Clinton Rink Association, has been elected president and general manager of the Syracuse Blazers of the Eastern Hockey League for the 1969-70 season. Other new officers include vice-presidents Robert Canetta and Peter Pnola, secretary Francis.
|September 4, 1969
Dick Roberge signed for third season as coach of the Johnstown Jets
September 29, 1969
Jim Mair, Johnstown (EHL), signed as a free agent by Philadelphia
September 30, 1969
Cliff Pennington traded to Des Moines (IHL) by Nashville (EHL) for cash.
October 11, 1969
Syracuse Blazers loan winger Wayne Newell and defensemen Brian McDowell and Jules Marenger to the Salem Rebels.
October 17, 1969
Philadelphia Flyers send G Gilles Banville to Seattle (WHL) on loan.
Between October 21 and November 12, 1969 (Article on 11/12/69)
The Jersey Devils put goaltender Jack Crandlemire on waivers and will use 21-year old Don Caley in nets. The Devils coach Lou Jankowski also traded high-scoring Claude Piche to the Salem Rebels for rugged defenseman George Forgie.
November 21, 1969
The Columbus Checkers of the IHL sold defenseman Gilles Drolet to the Jersey Devils to make room for Danny Belisle on their roster.
December 3, 1969
Claude Chartre was recalled from the Jersey Devils of the Eastern Hockey League by the Philadelphia Flyers and sent to the Quebec Aces of the AHL.
December 5, 1969
Bob Taylor, who played goal for the Jersey Devils last year, returned to the team, and got a shutout in his first game back, blanking Syracuse at home 5-0.
December 17, 1969
Gilles Banville loaned to the Jersey Devils (EHL) by the Quebec Aces (AHL).
December 19, 1969
Winger Rod Diamond dropped by the Syracuse Blazers after he was involved in a brawl with the Clinton Comets on December 12. Blazer coach Ray Crew has added defenseman George Graham and moved Jim Whittaker back to a wing position.
January 2, 1970
The Johnstown Jets added defenseman Bobby Taylor who was in 15 games with Johnstown last season. He played pro football this season with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL.
Gary Gresdal, who was in the Clinton Comets pre-season camp, was dropped by the Johnstown Jets and picked up by the Jersey Devils.
Chuck Stuart, in his 13th EHL season, has joined the New Haven Blades to complete a trade with the Charlotte Checkers.
January 21st week, 1970
Long Island Ducks trade defenseman Brian McDowell to Syracuse Blazers for Fraser Rice and John Delby.
February 14, 1970
Bill McLeod, defenseman, loaned to the Syracuse Blazers by Flint of the IHL. Gilles Drolet, recently acquired from Jersey for Bob Jamieson, has failed to report and has been suspended by the Blazers.
March 29, 1970
Jersey Devils' center Bobby Brown reported to Seattle of the Western Hockey League.
May 22, 1970
Gord Smith signed as a free agent by Los Angeles Kings (NHL). (Continued playing for New Haven)
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1970-71
July 13, 1970
The Jersey Devils have invited defensemen Bob Jamieson, Tom Burgess, Larry Young and Ken Venning plus forwards Steve Bahniuk and Al Flanagan to training camp along with veterans Gilles Banville, Brian Caley, Ed Kea, Ron McPherson Jacques Turmel, Rene Levigeur, David Lee, Dennis Plant, Bill Christodal, Jamie Kennedy, Bob Allain, Bob Brown, Gary Gresdal, Gordie Stratton and Wayne Kitchen.
July 31, 1970
Defenseman Jim Lane and winger Bob Taylor sent to Jersey Devils to complete loan of Don Rozich to Salem Rebels. Rozich refused to leave Salem because of his off-season business.
August 13, 1970
Wayne Kitchen named coach of the Jersey Devils, removing the interim tag from the previous season. Vince DiMezza G from Bellmawr NJ invited to camp.
September 24, 1970
The Jersey Devils signed defensemen Guy Parent and Ron Legault from the Philadelphia Flyers training camp roster.
Len Haley traded by New Haven Blades to Des Moines (IHL) for Nelson Tremblay. Lynn Margarit traded by the New Haven Blades to the Muskegon Mohawks (IHL) for a player to be named later.
October 12, 1970
Jersey Devils' acquire F Claude Chartre from the Quebec Aces and D Larry Young, 26,from Salt Lake City of the WHL. W or D, Jacques Lapierre from Shawinigan and Wilf Chesson former college star in Canada are due in camp.
October 13, 1970
The Salem Rebels acquired Bob Lacey and Claude Piche on loan for the entire season from the Clinton Comets. Comets defenseman Billy Butson was placed on waivers. The Comets placed Dick Scammel on the injured list.
Syracuse Blazers winger Chuck Churlong suffered a broken arm when checked in practice by defenseman Jackie Smith.
October 14, 1970
The Jersey Devils acquired C Bob Menard off waivers from the Long Island Ducks
October 23, 1970
The Jersey Devils signed Jim Langlois a 26-year old defenseman from Quebec in the Canadian Senior League. The Devils also acquired defenseman Larry O'Connor on loan from the New Haven Blades. Dennis Plant and G Brian Caley were placed on wavers to make room for the new players.
October 25, 1970
The Long Island Ducks signed Free Agent Wayne Maxner who had been waived by the AHL Montreal Voyageurs.
October 26, 1970
Hungarian Lobo Farkas released by the Syracuse Blazers after playing 2 games with the club.
Syracuse Blazers sign D Bill McCloud.
John Hendrickson traded to Port Huron (IHL) by Long Island (EHL) for cash, October, 1970
October 31, 1970
The Greensboro Generals placed defensman Bill Cameron and winger Larry Bazylo on waivers.
Jersey Devils' cut Guy Parent to get down to the 14-player limit. Eric Cameron has decided to go home after giving the EHL a try. The Devils farmed out Brian Caley on a 24-hour recall basis. Dennis Plant will try out with the Syracuse Blazers on Wednesday (Nov 4).
November 3, 1970
The New Haven Blades sent Paul Sinclair to the Long Island Ducks and received back Ray Woit who had been on loan to the Ducks.
November 4, 1970
The Greensboro Generals announce the signing of 19-year-old 6-3 230lb. defenseman Guy Parent of Sorel, Que. Parent was acquired from the Jersey Devils. Parent is property of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Generals also announce the release of left winger Sandy Kurceba and RW Dom DiBerardino. LW Bob Furlotte was cut by the Nashville Dixie Flyers and is being tried out by the Devils.
November 17, 1970
LW Claude Cardin placed on waivers by the Syracuse Blazers. He had 12 points in 16 games and at 29 had been the oldest Blazer.
November 24, 1970
LW Claude Cardin claimed off waivers by the Jersey Devils from the Syracuse Blazers.
December 5, 1970
LW Claude Cardin placed on wiavers by the Jersey Devils to make room for F Bill Christodal who had been injured. Cardin had 1 assist for the Devils.
December 20, 1970
The Jacksonville Rockets traded Dale MacLeish to the Long Island Ducks for defenseman Pierre Farmer.
December (last week), 1970
Billy Orr traded to Jacksonville Rockets by New Haven Blades.
January 10, 1971
Dale MacLeish purchased by the Salem Rebls from the Long Island Ducks.
Janurary 30, 1971
Larry Bazylo was sent home by the Greensboro Generals, probably for the remainder of the season, for a tonsilectomy. Chick Chalmers was acquired from Toledo of the IHL for cash.
February 10, 1971
The Jacksonville Rockets hire Jack Leclair as coach to replace player-coach Jack (Red) Bownass.
March 4, 1971
Stu Roberts (Greensboro) gets a tryout with the Cleveland Barons (AHL).
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1971-72
July 9, 1971
(AP) The Greensboro Generals of the Eastern Hockey League announced Wednesday they had sold 11 players to the new EHL franchise in St. Petersburg,-Fla. These five came from the defunct Nashville team: George Standing, Barry Watson, Don LaBelle, Wayne Clairmont and Brian Harding. The others, Bob Mullings, Chick Chalmers, Gary Mills, Larry Bazylo, Ken Paquet and Paul Cates, were taken from Greensboro's own player list, making room for other Nashville veterans whom Greensboro plans to keep. Greensboro bought rights to the Nashville roster when the team folded after a lackluster season. General Vice President Norman Curtis said the team had received an undisclosed amount of cash for the players from the St. Petersburg team.
|July 21, 1971
Lloyd Hinchberger, a Canadian and 22-year veteran of hockey, has been named coach of the Tampa-St. Petersburg Eastern Hockey League team. Hinchberger, 40, coached the now defunct Nashville Dixie Flyers of the EHL the last four years and won playoff berths three times.
Cliff Pennington traded to Jacksonville of the Eastern Hockey League by Flint (IHL) for Pierre Farmer, September, 1971.
September 9, 1971
Jersey Devils trade LW Wayne Kitchen to the Jacksonville Rockets for LW Wayne Horne.
September 13, 1971
Blake Ball named Player/Coach of the Jacksonville Rockets. Ball played last season with the Johnstown, Pa. Jets who received defenseman Willie Terry and an undisclosed amount of cash for the 35-year-old Ball.
September 15, 1971
Wayne Kitchen retires to become an EHL Referee. This voids the Sept 9 trade with the Jacksonville Rockets sending Wayne Horne to the Jersey Devils.
September 20, 1971
Philadelphia Flyers demote Roger Kosar to Roanoke Valley Rebels of the Eastern Hockey League
Philadelphia Flyers demote Gary Westbury to Jersey Devils of the Eastern Hockey League
Ted Ouimet signed as a free agent by Jacksonville of the Eastern Hockey League.
Billy Orr refuses to report to Jacksonville and is working out with the Syracuse Blazers.
October 1, 1971
Defenseman Ron MacPherson retires from the Jersey Devils.
October 7, 1971
RW Ted Scharf and LW Bob Gerrard are assigned to the Jersey Devils from the Philadelphia Flyers.
October 12, 1971
The Jersey Devils acquired winger Pierre Prenoveau from New Haven.
October 13, 1971
The Jersey Devils cut defenseman Dale Garringer, Goalie George Sakalaris and RW Tom Johnston. The Devils acquired defenseman Dale Pennock from San Diego of the WHL.The Devils pick up Goalie Pete Donnelly from the Philadelphia Flyers camp. Donnelly had been a backup with Quebec (AHL) the previous season.
October 18, 1971
Veteran Center Bob Brown agrees to terms and plays his first game. The Devils release wing Pierre Prenoveau.
October 19, 1971
The Jersey Devils deal David Lee C to the Jacksonville Rockets for defensemen Billy Orr and John Rutley. The Devils place Eric Theissen and Dale Pennock on waivers. The Devils acquire Cal Booth from Charlotte, defenseman Ken Southwick from New Haven and D Paul Morrissey from an Ontario Senior team. The team has 20 playes in camp and must pare to 16 by Friday.
October 28, 1971
The Syracuse Blazers waived Archie McLennan and Rick Lefebure. McLennan had played 1 game with 3 assists.
The Jersey Devils released veteran center Bob Brown, and winger Billy Christodal. The Devils also released newcomers defensemen Paul Morrisey and John Rutley and center Serge Gelinas.
The Jersey Devils signed defenseman Terry Marshall (released from Charlotte), left wing Chris Oulette (released from Long Island) and right wing Jerry Paquette (released by Jacksonville).
The Jersey Devils placed Billy Orr, obtained in the deal which sent David Lee to Jacksonville, on the suspended list. Orr had failed to report to the Devils since the deal.
October 31, 1971
The Jersey Devils purchase forward Andre Pronovost from the Muskegon Mohawks (IHL) where he had been a hold out.
November 3, 1971
Syracuse Blazers purchase Billy Orr from the Jersey Devils. The Blazers also placed winger Greg Stamler and defenseman Jack Gruen on wiavers.
November 4, 1971
Defenseman John Brophy, recently cut by Long Island was picked up by the Jersey Devils.
November 5, 1971
The Jersey Devils acquired defenseman Gary Cunningham, cut by Richmond (AHL).
December 15, 1971
Kirk Bowman claimed on waivers by Greensboro of the Eastern Hockey League from Columbus of the International Hockey League.
The disbanding Jacksonville Rockets send Cliff Pennington to Suncoast, Doug Hearns and Bobby Thompson to New Haven, David Lee to Clinton and Ken Turlik to Greensboro.
December 16 (?), 1971
Blake Ball and Ted Ouimet to Syracuse from Jacksonville.
December 22, 1971
Syracuse puts Roland Goyette and goalie Dave Reece on waivers.
Eastern Hockey League Transactions 1972-73
January 24, 1972
The Jersey Devils announced the signing of left wing Bob Murphy of the Syracuse Blazers. The Devils are asking waivers on left wing Herb Price.
February 15, 1972
The Comets were joined yesterday by Mike Legge, a 6-foot-3, 190 pound forward from the Winnipeg Jets in Junior A hockey ranks, Legge Is the No. 3 pick by the Mmnesota North Stars in the recent draft.
May 26, 1972
The New York Raiders of the WHA have announced the signing of center Claude Chartre of the Eastern Hockey League Jersey Devils.
July 12, 1972
The New York Raiders of the WHA have announced the signing of center-right wing Jamie Kennedy of the Eastern Hockey League Jersey Devils.
Jack McIllhargey signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (Jersey-EHL)
Butch Williams traded to New England of the Eastern Hockey League by the Clinton Comets for Dwight Winters, October, 1972.
October 4, 1972
Jim Jago, 28 year old RW became the first member of the Rhode Island Eagles to sign a contract. Jago was recently acquired from Roanoke, where he captained that team during the 1971-72.
October 4, 1972
Former Providence College defenseman Eric Dixon was cut by the Rhode Island Eagles. Forwards Michel Heneault and Pierre Brindamour joined the team.
October 23, 1972
The Syracuse Blazers buy the contract of veteran right defenseman Norm Schmitz from the New England Blades in a straight cash deal. Schmitz had not been able to come to a contract agreement with the club.
October 27, 1972
The Philadelphia Blazers (WHA) called up forward Sam Gallard, goalie Yves Archambault and winger Pierre Palement from Roanoke of the Eastern League. Sent Dave Hutchison and Jack Chipchase, defenseman to Roanoke. Archambault replaces Bernie Parent, out with a broken bone in his foot.
October 28, 1972
The Clinton Comets acquired winger-defenseman Ken Turlik from the Greensboro Generals.
November 7, 1972
Czechoslovakian Jarda Krupicka was called up to the WHA Los Angeles Sharks from the Sharks' Greensboro, N.C., farm club in the Eastern League where he'd scored five goals during nine games for the league-leading Generals
November 19, 1972
The New York Raiders traded right wing Alton White to the Los Angeles Sharks for forwards Bob Jones and Jarda Krupicka in a World Hockey Association transaction. Krupicka started the year with the Greensboro Generals where he scored 5 goals in 9 games. He would later be sent down to the Long Island Ducks where he would play 10 games and score 1 goal.
November 20, 1972
The Syracuse Blazers trade rookie defenseman Gary Sittler to New Jersey for Wing/Defenseman Gary Gresdal, 25 , and the loan of Terry Moran for the remainder of the season. Gresdal had signed with the LA Sharks (WHA) in the summer, but when he was cut he could not come to terms with the Devils. (The Devils were not permitted to use players who had signed with the WHA as per agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers.) He had not played in the Eastern Hockey League yet this season. Sittler did not immediately report to the Devils.
November 26, 1972
RW Steve Self, D Mike Self and C Bobby Thompson, sold to the Greensboro Generals by the New England Blades, before announcing that the Blades team was folding.
November 30, 1972
The Jersey Devils trade three of their top 4 scorers from the previous season, Jamie Kennedy, Claude Chartre and Ted Scharf to the New York Raiders/Long Island Ducks for Bill Morris and Mel Gushattey and a substantial amount of cash. Due to their working agreement with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Devils were not able to use players who had signed with the WHA. If the trade had not been made, the Raiders would have assigned Kennedy, Chartre and Scharf to the IHL.
Terry Marshall was sold outright to the Suncoast Suns by the Jersey Devils to make room for Gary Sittler who had "played impressively" in his first two games.
Butch Williams claimed by the Clinton Comets after the New England Blades Eastern Hockey League franchise folded, December, 1972.
December 07, 1972
[Since last week]...the Long Island Ducks have acquired seven new players Ted Scharf, Jamie Kennedy, Claude Chartre, Jean Gauthier and Goahe Ian Wilkie from the World Hockey Association New York Raiders, winger Jim Knotman from Greensboro and center Dwight Winters from Clmton.
December 13, 1972
The Quebec Nordiques (WHA) returned RW Paul LaRose to the Syracuse Blazers of the EHL.
December 14, 1972
The Los Angeles Sharks (WHA) recalled Howie Heggedal, left wing, from Greensboro of the Eastern Hockey League. Sent Bernie MacNeil, left wing to Greensboro.
The Cleveland Crusaders (WHA) returned RW Al Rycroft to the Syracuse Blazers of the Eastern Hockey League.
December 19, 1972
The Johnstown Jets of the Eastern Hockey League named Ted Lanyon, a 33-year-,old defenseman, as their new player-coach today. Lanyon succeeds Tom McVie, who re-signed.
December 22, 1972
Wayne Horne, LW, was loaned to the Roanoke Valley Rebels by the Syracuse Blazers for the remainder of the season.
December 31, 1972
Blake Ball rejoins the Syracuse Blazers (from injury list?)
January 4, 1973
The Syracuse Blazers loan goalie Pierre Sigman and defenseman Jacques Lapierre to the Long Island Ducks for the remainder of the season.
January 5, 1973
The Chicago Cougars (WHA) send wing, Darrel Knibbs to the Rhode Island Eagles of the Eastern Hockey League.
January 11, 1973
The Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA) purchased defenseman Blaine Rydman from the Long Island Ducks.
The New York Raiders (WHA) sent defenseman Wally Olds to the Long Island Ducks.
January 13, 1973
The Chicago Cougars (WHA) called up goaltender Paul Menard from the Rhode Island Eagles (EHL). He will replace Jimmy McLeod who has the flu.
January 17, 1973
The New England Whalers (WHA) sent defenseman Ric Jordan to the Rhode Island Eagles of the Eastern Hockey League Tuesday.
January 19, 1973
The Philadelphia Blazers of the World Hockey Association recalled defenseman Dave Hutchinson from their Rhode Island Eagles farm team.
February 5, 1973
The New York Raiders acquire defenseman Bob Brown from the Rhode Island Eagles. He had 9 goals and 25 assists with Rhode Island, after starting the season with the New England Whalers.
February 9, 1973
Ron Orr (Bobby's brother) named manager of the new Binghamton team which has been approved as a potential member of the Eastern Hockey League.
February 17, 1973
The Cape Cod Cubs acquired defenseman Gary Cunningham of the Jersey Devils.
February 23, 1973
The Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association Thursday signed center Dave Walter, third leading Eastern Hockey League scorer for the Cougars' Rhode Island Eagles farm club. A Cougar spokesman said Walter, 20, an outstanding junior player in Canada last season, would remain with Rhode Island subject to being called up by the Cougars.
March 13, 1973
The following players were called up from the Rhode Island Eagles by WHA teams: defenseman Ric Jordan and forward Pete Thornton, by New England, and forwards Nick Haramis, Murray Myers and Sam Gellard by Philadelphia. Goalie Jim Armstrong of Rhode Island and Blake Ball and Dave Ferguson of the Syracuse Blazers received two game suspensions and Mike McNamara was suspended for one game for their participation in a fracas Saturday night. Armstrong was injured in the brawl and was not expected to return to action anyway. Rhode Island is currently down 2-0 to Syracuse.
March 22, 1973
The Charlotte Checkers of the Eastern Hockey League have dismissed rookie Coach Jack Wells, and replaced him with Pat Kelly, coach for the last eight years of the Clinton team in the league. Kelly, 37, also has been a defenseman with Greensboro and a player coach with Jersey in the EHL. At Charlotte he also will be general manager. Wells, 25, led the team to a 26-40-10 record.
Right winger Darrell Knibbs was recalled by the Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association from their Rhode Island Eagles farm club. Knibbs played in 34 games with the -Cougars earlier this year and scored three goals.
May 1, 1973
EHL splits into Southern Hockey League and North American Hockey League.