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January 7, 1948

January 7, 1948

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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Founded By Far-Sighted Sportsmen In 1927, Has Seen Varied Events

DETROIT— No hockey arena in the National Hockey League boasts a more Canadian atmosphere without being physically located in Canada, than the 21-year-old, 12,000 seat Olympia Stadium in Detroit. Located just 15 minutes from the Detroit River, which divides Canada and the United States, the Arena has kept close touch with Canadian friends and followers since the Detroit Cougars first lined up to face the Boston Bruins in November, 1927. The history of the building which has seen the Stanley Cup winner decided three times, has been one of championships in many sports. It has weathered a change of ownership and the crippling depression of the early 30’s, and emerged as one of the top winter sports stadia in North America. Originally the building was conceived by a group of sports-minded Detroit citizens…

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North America vs. Europe Ice Series Set For February

LONDON— Canada’s entry in the 1948 Olympic Winter Games, the R.C.A.F., bolstered with four reinforcements from the United States six, will play a two-game, total-goal series in a “Europe against North America” match. The games will be played at Prague February 17 and 19, according to John ‘Bunny’Ahearne, general secretary of the International Ice Hockey Federation. The North American team will meet an all-star aggregation picked from the entries from Sweden, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia in what is hoped to be the first of an annual series of such contests. Proceeds from the games will go to the I.I.H.F. fund. Ahearne said. At the same time he announced the first half of the Canadian Olympic team’s itinerary in Europe. The team will arrive in England Jan. 15 with members of the A.H.A. and meet Streatham…

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Decisions Settled

TORONTO—W. A. Hewitt, chairman of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association’s registration committee, announced that two player questions had been settled by a wire vote of C.A.H.A. members. Thunder Bay Hockey Association’s appeal against the ruling of the Ontario Hockey Association which refused the transfer of player Ray Ceresino from Oshawa to Port Arthur has been dismissed. Ceresino can only play with Oshawa if he wishes to take part in C.A.H.A. hockey. Decision of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association Branch was upheld by the C.A.H.A. to the effect that player Sam Fabro was the property of the Graham-Home senior club in Winnipeg for the current season. The Winnipeg Red Club claimed that Fabro should have been declared a free agent. When the M.A.H.A. decision was challenged the C.A.H.A. was asked to rule and they…

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Campeau Has Tough Time Passing Out His Rookie Cigars

Montreal Canadiens have a custom whereby a rookie, after scoring his first N.H.L. goal, buys cigars for all his teammates. When Tod Campeau, rookie centre, broke in with Canadiens at the start of the season, he thought he might as well be prepared for the occasion and bought himself a box of cigars. After four games with Canadiens, Campeau was sent to Buffalo in the A.H.L. Canadiens recalled him recently and on December 28, over three months from the time he played his first game for the Habs, he scored his first N.H.L. goal. When he attempted to pass out the cigars after performing his feat none of his teammates would accept them.…