Actually, Bob Champoux did play again in the NHL, appearing in 17 games with the California Seals during the 73-74 season.
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Subject: [hockhist] Re: Boston/New York Dec. 23, 1967
--- In email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, "nybos1974" <Swanrvr80@...> wrote:
> On this date the New York Times said that both Gerry Cheevers and
> Johnston were not available to play in net so Boston called up
> Gill from Hershey. He shut New York out 4-0, stopping 41 shots, in
> NHL debut. The paper also lists a Dell for the other goalie but I
> find no record of a player named Dell in the minors. Is this a
> misprint or did he exist?
> Jay in MIlford
It must be a misprint. Otherwise the only goaltender who could come
near to match the misprint would be Defelice, Norm who played 10
games for the Bruins as a back up goaltender in the 1956-57 season.
He was 34 in 1967. Back in the 60's teams did not dress a back up
and whoever could play goal would fit if the regular goaler was hurt
anc could not come back. In the 1964 playoffs the Detroit Red Wings
no. 1 goaltender was badly hurt and the game was stopped at least
half an hour to allow the back up goalie by the name of Bob Champoux
to fill in. Champoux who spent the 1963-64 season with Detroit's farm
club in Cincinnati was standing by. Had the Wings' top goalie not
been hurt that night there would have been no record that Champoux
was the back up goaltender that night. The Wings dressed 6
goaltenders in 1963-64: Sawchuk, Crozier, Bassen, Rupp, Gray and
Champoux in the playoffs. The latter 3 never played again in the NHL.
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