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April 14, 1948

April 14, 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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GOALIES AMUSE FANS WITH WEIRD BATTLE AFTER END OF GAME

TORONTO, Ont.— Turk Broda and Harry Lumley, rival netminders in the hotly-contested Stanley Cup final battle, manoeuvred into position and squared off in their bulky equipment to give the fans a tickle at the end of the second game here Saturday night. Capping the furiously-fought game, in which slugging matches were the order of the night, the two netminders exchanged some words after the game ended and then began to mix it up. The affair ended as a no-decision contest, after the other players and officials managed to pry the two Sherman tanks apart. They each drew misconduct penalties and automatic fines of $25 to pay for their fun, under the league ruling which provides such a levy for any players getting misconducts with less than 10 minutes of play remaining.…

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Maroons, Habs Renew Feud In Comical Charity Tilt

MONTREAL, Que.— A touch of the old days was brought back to Montreal hockey fans on Sunday, at the Forum when a galaxy of oldtime former National Hockey League stars together with a handful of local professional and senior amateur stars played to a comical 5-5 draw in a game from which the proceeds were divided between two Montreal children’s hospitals. The old feud between the now defunct Montreal Maroons and Canadiens of old provided the 4,000 fans on hand a flock of humorous hockey. It was a battle of memories as Kenny Reardon piloted the Maroons while his Habitant defence mate Butch Bouchard was at the helm of Les Canadiens. OLDTIMERS BACK Reardon had such oldtime Ice greats as Hooley Smith. Paul Haynes, Dave Trottier, Russ Blinco, and Nels Stewart back on the…

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Selke Says No Key Hab Players To Be Traded Or Sold In ’48-49

Playoff Playfulness … by Graczak MONTREAL, Que— Frank Selke, one of the sharpest little hockey men in the business, is convinced that the Canadiens will be back next season with a fighting club that won’t be left out of the playoff pot. The hard-working Habitant general manager made a statment last week to the effect that no key players will be sold or traded during the summer and that all the veterans and rookies will be given a fair chance to make the club next autumn. Despite the fact that the Canadiens finished out of the money for the first time in five years this season, Selke is convinced that Montreal will have another winner next winter. Boss Is Convinced Said Selke, “I am convinced we will gain nothing by making any trades involving established…

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Comet Richard, Rocket’s Brother, Will Be Given Tryout With Habs

MONTREAL, Que.— Don’t be surprised when the 1948-49 season arrives if you see Elmer Lach, the league’s point champion, centring a pair of Richards on one of the Montreal Canadiens forward lines. It was announced by Frank Selke, general manager of the club, over the weekend that Jacques “The Comet” Richard and his older brother Maurice “The Rocket” will probabzly be tried out as the new Punch Line next autumn. Jacques, 18-year old brother of the famous Rocket, is presently playing with Montreal Nationale junior club. He will be given every opportunity to take over the left wing position vacated by the veteran Toe Blake. “We feel he is ready for the test,” said Selke. “If he is willing, the test will extend right through the training period, with Elmer Lach at centre…