Saturday, March 7, 2009

40 Years Ago This Week - Clinton Comets Clinch Second Consecutive EHL Title / Dick Roberge Closes In On 1500 Career Points

From AP Wire Report March 6, 1969:
Comets Win Hockey Title
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) - The Clinton Comets clinched their second consecutive Eastern Hockey League championship Wednesday night with a win here over the Johnstown Jets 2-0.
The victory was goalie Lyle Carter's 13th shutout of the season and snapped a 10-game Jets winning streak.
Joe Robertson got the first score in the second period. Dave Armstrong shot in the second goal with 22 seconds left in the game, when Johnstown pulled their goalie. Carter had 45 saves for Clinton, now 42-17-10. For Johnstown, now 39-23-7, Lynn Zimmerman made 39 saves.

In other EHL news of this week in 1969:
Johnstown player coach Dick Roberge is within 3 points of becoming the first player in the history of U.S. hockey to score 1500 points. He already holds the record for the Eastern Hockey League and Amateur Hockey Association of the U.S.

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