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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 30

Rochester, New York
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Saturday, September 14, 1985
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t 4C HOCKEY DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE. ROCHESTER, N.Y., SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 14. 1985 Hagan hopes to be Amerks' jocal connection Kearney graduate jn Sabres' camp By Kevin Oklobzija Democrat and Chronicle TONA WANDA Bob Hagan has felt a little out of place at the Buffalo Sabres instructional camp this week at Sabreland. There are new faces, exceptionally skilled youngsters and scrutinizing coaches. It's a new scene for a guy who never even played Division I hockey. "A lot of Buffalo's draft choices are pretty good they're 18, I'm 23 and they're just as good as I am," Hagan said yesterday. But it's only been a feeling of being out of place. He has not been outclassed or overmatched. Hagan, a graduate of Bishop Kearney High School and former standout with the old Rochester Monarchs and Oswego State, is i getting his first taste of the National Hockey League. i! The 6-foot-2, 195-pound defen-seman was invited to the six-day instructional camp, which ends tomorrow, for his first tryout with 'an NHL organization. While the chances of the former NCAA Division II Ail-American playing for Buffalo are slim, an exceptional camp could give Broad St. Bully Schultz will coach Slapshots Associated Press NEW YORK - Dave Schultz, the former Philadelphia Flyers forward who gained a reputation as a brawler, yesterday was named coach and general manager of the New York Slapshots of the Atlantic Coast Hockey League. Schultz, a nine-year National Hockey League veteran who ended his career with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League in 1979-80, was the main enforcer for the Flyers in their "Broad Street Bully" days that produced two Stanley Cups. In 1981-82, he was the Atlantic Coast Hockey League's first commissioner. This will be his first coaching job. "Since my retirement I've had several opportunities to get back into the sport," he said, "but all of , those were in the adminstrative end, which were not what I wanted . . . It only took me a few moments to accept this offer." Hagan a shot at a job with his hometown American Hockey League team, the Rochester Americans. "I'm hoping I can be the local guy who makes good with the Amerks," Hagan said. "I wouldn't be a draw, but I could maybe give them a little experience on defense. I've played a while." It will not be an easy battle, though. Hagan must first earn an invitation to the Sabres training camp, which starts Wednesday at Lake Placid. To do so, he must show he has NHL potential, and that he can contribute more than the recent draft picks. His chances of a training-camp invitation are 50-50. "For someone like Hagan to Bob Hagan make it, he really has to do something to catch your eye," Amerks' Coach John Van Boxmeer said. "I really didn't notice him the first day Tuesday) but he's looked good the last couple days. He's a young kid w have to take a look at" Wednesday, Hagan made the coaches take notice, scoring two goals in a scrimmage. "Everyone's trying to catch the eyes of the people in the stands," Hagan said. "You want the puck on your stick, but you also want . to move it as fast as you can. In a way, it's hard to get noticed." The easy way for unknown free agents to catch the attention of the brass is with crunching body checks. But that's not Hagan's style. He's a stay-at-home, rush-when-he-has-to defenseman. "I'm not a big hitter I never have been," Hagan said. "I can't change my style in a week, I'd look like a fool." What Hagan does is move the puck and provide offensive spark from the blueline. He played for the Carolina Thunderbirds in Winston-Salem, N.C., last year, helping the team to the Atlantic Coast League championship. Hagan scored 13 goals and 43 assists for 56 points in 64 games, and was a first-team all-star. He also had 53 penalty mtoutes. Hagan's inside connection to the mini camp was Rick Dudley, his coach with Carolina and a former Sabres player. Dudley contacted Buffalo management and arranged the tryout. Hagan put off completing the final 20 college credits for his degree in communications this summer to prepare for camp. Hagan's performance at Sabreland today and tomorrow will determine whether he goes to Lake Placid. "It's been nerve-wracking but I'm just trying to do my best," Hagan said. "If things don't work out, I've got something to fall back pen today e 5 UPSTATE CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH MUST CLEAR ITS LOT! 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