Detroit Red Wings open 1965-66 season training camp at Gordie Howe Hockeyland
'Homeless 9 Wings Open Camp BY JACK BERRY Happy times are here again! The Red Wings opened camp Thursday at Olympia and Gordie Howe's Hockey-land Hockey-land Hockey-land and there was the impression impression that it will be a not unpleasant interlude and certainly no 5:30 a.m. wake-ups wake-ups wake-ups as in the Toronto camp. Sure, there were little things: No hot water lor showers, maybe one-sixteenth one-sixteenth one-sixteenth of an inch of ice at Olympia, forcing a cross-town cross-town cross-town trek to Howe's rink in St. Clair Shores, the Olympia parking lot closed for resurfacing, seemingly an indh of dust in the building because of construction. construction. AND, BIGGER no Roger Crozier. The little goalkeeper rookie of the year and AU-Star AU-Star AU-Star goalie last season, was in Detroit Osteopathic Hospital Hospital for a two-day two-day two-day checkup because because of his illness several weeks ago. "I'm not worried about him at all," said manager-coach manager-coach manager-coach Sid Abel. "He'll work out beginning beginning Friday with the rest of the club. "The doctors say the tests show no indication of an ulcer in the past, but that he does have a nervous stomach and probably will have to stick to a diet. "But I plan on him playing almost all the games." Neither the absence of Crozier Crozier nor the minor irritants of opening day dampened spirits of the defending NHL champs.