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    I couldn't delete this for some reason, anyway sorry for the double Max.

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    Video aims to make hockey a safer game
    NHL, players' union among sponsors of tape
    Lois Kalchman
    SPECIAL TO THE STAR
    Mats Sundin's latest appearance on tape is aimed at making hockey safer.

    A new Smart Hockey video features Maple Leaf captain Sundin demonstrating tips aimed at reducing the number of concussions, spinal and spinal cord injures in hockey.

    The Canadian Hockey Association is sending 11,000 videos to its 13 branches across Canada to be given out at coaching clinics.

    Paul Mercer of Leaside Hockey Association was one of 100 people who had a sneak peek.

    "I see benefits for house league teams and even more for select and competitive like Greater Toronto Hockey League teams," Mercer said.

    "Mats Sundin is a good person to deliver the message because he is a clean player. The focus of the video was clearly what not to do when going into the corners and how not to be blindsided, to have your head up."

    The 53-minute video is a combined effort of the CHA, the NHL, the NHL Players' Association, Think First Canada and physicians such as Toronto neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator and ophthalmologist Dr. Tom Pashby.

    "Hearing the message from people like NHLers who suffered concussions is really helpful," said Tator, also president of Think First Canada, which teaches spinal injury prevention.

    Besides Sundin, Leaf president Ken Dryden and other players like Olympic team captain Cassie Campbell, NHLers Mike Gartner, Martin Brodeur and Trevor Linden make appearances in the tape.

    Copies are also available through Think First Canada at 1-800-335-6076.


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    BLAME GAME: CHA vice-president Johnny Misley says the Canadian Hockey Association is not responsible for all the woes in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.

    Stan Butler, former head of the national junior team and coach of the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League, expressed concern that only one GTHL graduate was selected on the spring and summer national under-18 teams. He said the league is not developing the number of players in proportion to the number who play in its jurisdiction.

    League president John Gardner said Butler should be addressing the CHA. But Misley said the problem is elsewhere.

    "The Toronto hockey market is different than anywhere else in Canada with its high concentration of players," Misley said from Calgary. "I can see all kinds of summer and spring leagues and camps as well as special clinics there, but I haven't heard of a lot of coaches who coach their teams and request their players go to their own hockey school anywhere else in the country."

    Misley says there are instructional manuals for development available for the asking.


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    PALLETT DIES: The name Howard Pallett evokes fond memories for hundreds of hockey players in southern Ontario.

    Pallett, 88, died from pneumonia Saturday in Brampton.

    "He always enjoyed being in the hockey environment right up until the time his health failed him," said son-in-law Bryan Lewis, a former NHL director of officiating. "For him, (satisfaction) never came in the form of cash or cheque it always came in the form of thank you from players who had gone through his Dixie teams. People will never know all the things in sport he did behind the scenes."

    Pallett was a charter member of the Provincial Jr. Hockey League in 1972 and ran both Dixie Ventures Jr. B and the Dixie Beehives Jr. A team, which won the provincial championship in the 1983-84 season. He was awarded the Gold Stick from the Ontario Hockey Association.

    "He was a great supporter of amateur hockey," said OHA president Brent Ladds. "He was a keg of dynamite ... a high-energy guy. Everything he did was for the benefit of the kids in his program. He never found a problem that couldn't be solved by the people within the game."

    He leaves his wife Doris, daughters Gayle Rutledge, Elaine Lewis, Marilyn Pallett and son Keith Pallett.

    Visitation is today and tomorrow, and the funeral is Thursday at St. John's Anglican Church, 719 Dundas St. E., in Mississauga.

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