Pollock passes away


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MONTREAL (CP) - Sam Pollock, who built a hockey dynasty as vice president and general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1960s and 1970s, has died. He was 81.

His death was confirmed to the RDS television network by his son, Sam Jr., on Wednesday and was noted on the Canadiens' website.

The Montreal native, born Dec. 25, 1925, won nine Stanley Cups during his tenure as general manager from 1964-65 to 1978.

Friends and colleagues said he had been ill for some time with cancer, but even they had few details.