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Hockey / Violence #28649

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 15, 1974
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(Studio) Ontario government and hockey teams clash over danger of sport.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Toronto, Ontario) Fights, brawls all part of professional hockey. Fighting between junior players also on increase; 1 boy killed and several hospitalized in past year [Govt. investigator William McMURTRY - says youngsters depend on violence in game as much as skills needed to play game.] Many parents pressure sons into violence on hockey court [Parent, Ben MONTGOMERY - doesn't think boys can hurt each other very much on hockey court] [MONTGOMERY JR. - says pressure for violence does exist.] [McMURTRY - says individuals on team boards admit hockey games draw biggest crowds following violent brawls.]
REPORTER: Ann Medina

Medina, Ann;
Smith, Howard K.

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