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The 1960 Capreol Chiefs
1960 Capreol Chiefs
Front Row: Stu Thomas, Stan Martin, Marcello Delgreco, Don Prescott, Phil Del Papa, Toby Leipula, Bruce Paul
Back Row: Butch Desjardin, Joe Hanzel, Garth White, Norm Giroux, Roger Delorme, Ray Campbell, Rudy Mazzuca
The Capreol Chiefs
Capreol Plays 'Defensively'
But Still Scores 22 Goals

By RAY KRZNARIC, Sudbury Star, December 1960

CAPREOL — Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. That's what most of the fans were following Tuesday night's Valley Hockey League game between Capreol Chiefs who last year won the regular season title but lost in the play offs to Val Caron. The win boosted Capreol into a first - place tie with Val Caron while the Terrors now have lost three straight.

And the funny part is that Chiefs' playing coach Don Prescott told his boys to concentrate on their "defensive play."
"We looked bad on defence in our first three games . . . have had 21 goals scored against us," he pointed out candidly. "Now I want you guys to improve on that."
For two periods Chiefs did concentrate on defence, and still built up an 8-2 lead. But they went all out in the third period, scoring 14 goals as Hanmer's be wildered goalie Fern Chenier felt as though he was assaulted by a sackful of wasps.
"That's a little easier than it used to be in the North Shore Hockey League," someone addressed Capreol's new recruit, right winger Ray Campbell. Ray, who played with Elliot Lake's Stanleigh Atoms in the NHL two years ago, led the Chiefs with four goals and six assists.
"May be easier," he retorted, "but that's not much of a game."

"That's not much of a team we were playing, you mean," injected goalie Toby Leipala, who also played with Campbell on that same Stanleigh team.
They shouldn't even be in the league," Toby added. "They're 'just spoiling it."
Prescott must have been satisfied with his new line of Campbell, Ray Leclaire - also formerly of Elliot Lake - and Andy Paquette, who played with Hanmer last year.
Next to Campbell on the line came Paquette with four goals and two assists with Leclaire adding a goal and two assists, for a line total of nine goals and10 assists.

Capreol's big line from last year — Prescott, Mooch Delgreco and Phil Delpapa — also had an enjoyable evening,

Prescott led his partners with four goals — all in the third —and four assists; Delpapa had three and three and Del Greco two goals and three assists, matching the new line's output.
Other Capreol goals were scored by Rudy Mazzuca, two and Butch Desjardins and defenceman Joe Hanzel one each. Yvon Laderoute twice for Hanmer while Sylvio Demore sank the other goal.

Only six minors were called, four against Capreol. Terrors scored two of their three goals while Chiefs were shorthanded.

League play continues at Capreol Arena Thursday when Val Caron Valley Kings meet Gerry's Falcons. Game time 8 p.m.

Photograph courtesy Rudy Mazzuca, Star clipping courtesy Mooch Delgreco