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March 24, 1948

March 24, 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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PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE

LOS ANGELES, Calif.— The Pacific Coast Hockey League brought the curtain down on its 1947-48 schedule March 14, and two days later the first four teams in each division moved into the first round of the playoffs. Except for the league finals—Southern champ against Northern winner—every series will be a best-of-five. The finals is a best-of-seven series In the South we find Los Angeles and Fresno, first and fourth place clubs respectively, meeting in one series and San Francisco and San Diego, second and third spot teams, tangling in another round. Up North it’s division winners Seattle battling with No. 4 sextet New Westminster. Tacoma and Vancouver, second and third in the standings, make up the other bracket. Fresno Upsets Monarchs Fresno drew first blood against the defending champion Monarchs when they outskated and outscored…

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Bunny Morganson Views the Ontario Scene

THE OLD TIMERS have “dood” ’ it again! Yes folks, the famed Hamilton Tigers are champions of the Senior Ontario Hockey Association series for the fourth straight season. With Carl Smelle in the hero role, on a driving shot, Hamilton eliminated K.-W, Flying Dutchmen to take the senior crown in the fifth game of their best in seven final series. The contest went scoreless until the second overtime period when Smelle came through with his title-winning drive. Art Childs in the Tiger net and Keith Woodall, the Dutchmen custodian, put on a brilliant display of netminding- to stave off attack after attack to keep their rivals off the score sheet. Tigers now will move against the winner of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association finals between Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and McIntyre MacMen for…

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Officials To Consider Retirement Of Allan, Memorial Cups To Hall Of Fame

Youthful Veteran REGINA, Sask.— Whether the historic Allan and Memorial Cups will be retired from competition to rest in the International Hockey Hall of Fame at Kingston. Ont., is a matter that will be discussed by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association at its next annual meeting. This was revealed by Al Pickard of Regina, C.A.H.A. president, after he received a letter making that suggestion, written by William Northey of Montreal, a life member of Canada’s governing body of amateur hockey. Mr. Northey advanced the idea because he suggested that under plans now being made by the C.A.H.A. teams competing for the two trophies certainly couldn’t qualify as amateurs under the meaning intended by the donors of the cups. Mr. Northey wrote that his move was prompted by the C.A. H.A. decision at its…

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AHL Players Select Their Own All-Stars

CLEVELAND, O.— Aldege (Baz) Bastien, Star goal tender of the Pittsburgh Hornets, and Carl Liscombe, record-breaking left winger of the Providence Reds, were the top choices of American League hockey players it was revealed today as the All-Star team, selected by the puck chasers themselves, was announced for the eleventh straight season. With 180 eligible performers participating. Bastien received a grand total of 128 votes while Liscombe, who set a new League scoring mark, also went over the century figure with 109. Others who finished first at their respective positions included Pete Backor of Pittsburgh and Ott Heller of New Haven at defence, Murdo McKay of Buffalo at center and Pete Leswlck of Cleveland at right wing. Terry Reardon, who led the Rhode Island Reds to first place in the eastern division, was…