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Re: [hockhist] Re: Boston/New York Dec. 23, 1967

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  • DAVE SOUTTER
    Actually, Bob Champoux did play again in the NHL, appearing in 17 games with the California Seals during the 73-74 season. --Dave Soutter ... From:
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      Actually, Bob Champoux did play again in the NHL, appearing in 17 games with the California Seals during the 73-74 season.

      --Dave Soutter


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: phil5mon<mailto:phil5mon@...>
      To: hockhist@yahoogroups.com<mailto:hockhist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, May 17, 2008 6:26 PM
      Subject: [hockhist] Re: Boston/New York Dec. 23, 1967


      --- In hockhist@yahoogroups.com<mailto:hockhist@yahoogroups.com>, "nybos1974" <Swanrvr80@...> wrote:
      >
      > On this date the New York Times said that both Gerry Cheevers and
      Ed
      > Johnston were not available to play in net so Boston called up
      Andre
      > Gill from Hershey. He shut New York out 4-0, stopping 41 shots, in
      his
      > NHL debut. The paper also lists a Dell for the other goalie but I
      can
      > find no record of a player named Dell in the minors. Is this a
      > misprint or did he exist?
      >
      > Thanks.
      >
      > 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
      goaltender
      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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