Detroit Red Wings open 1965-66 season training camp at Gordie Howe Hockeyland
i 1 ' ' "' " "'" ' 1 ' """ Red Wings Have 70 In NHL Camp DETROIT fUPn The Detroit Red Wings open their training camp for the 1965-66 season to- day in a leisurely atmosphere which probably won't be match- sin-ed again this season. ine Kea wings surprised about everybody last year when won the National Hockey a!.: ln eiZM vears- Tnis vear Coach-Manager Sid has invited 70 Payers to the Detroit workouts. From this rouP he'" shaPe the team tnat Wvin Pen defense of the NHL crown a8ainst the Montreal Can- ciuiens 111 exactly one moimi. The Wings will report for their physical examinations t h i s morning and then will spend a Har-couple of hours skating and pos-jrelson ing for the press. The opening day session will be held at Gordie Howe's Hockeyland since the ice at Olympia won't be ready until rnday. The serious work of oreDarinp It L. I 1 II I Mir at-iiill Willi i infill U 1 1 1 1 1 i . , " Friday. A couple of hockey's old Gordie Howe and Bill Gadsby,; lead the youngsters on the team into the serious work of; preparing for the rough season i schedule. Both are beginning 4r.r!thpir 7fth spnsnns. ioritheir 20th seasons Howe has spent 19 years with I Detroit while defenseman Gads- has spent time at Detroit, New York and Chicago. Among the newcomers to the team will be the products of an loff-season trade with Toronto, . Andy Bathgate, Gary Jarrett. Bill Harris and Bathgate is a sure bet to see Deck-i action either at left wing center since Howe has scored i '" 1CC1 wa' " ip . i I . goals ,rom ine ngni w,ng p0S1" ca.er Wing lion, Bathgate has played most his also but jwill probably be moved to work Willi VCLCItJll niCA ivcivci.i.ijiu, , , Willi Mc-i"" left forward. One of Abel's big problems in preparing for the October 3rd exhibition season opener will be: in selecting a replacement for siar ue.c..ac...a.. vost who was sent to Toronto.