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January 5, 1949

January 5, 1949

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

Netminding Nifties luclen Deschene, New West minster goalie, leads the netminders with an average of 3.00 goals against and a .098 percentage of saves. Tom Karabas. Portland goaltender, lias kicked back the most shots with 881. Blank On Blanks Neither los Angeles nor Vancouver have participated in a shutout game this season. Neither has been blanked nor have they been able to blank the opposition. San Francisco and Seattle have not been shut out to late. HOW THE RACE GOES STANDINGS ON SAT. A.M., JAN. 1 While they are finding the going a little bit tougher than they did during the early part of the season. New Westminster Royals still have a comfortable margin in leading the Pacific Coast Hockey League’s Northern Division. The race for honors in the Southern Division is a wide open affair with…

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Lloyd Ailsby Makes Life Miserable For Opposing Forwards

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Husky Lloyd Ailsby’s pro hockey debut was a headline affair. In the years since, the big guy with the shy grin and vice-like handshake hasn’t been quite the headline character he was in that initial game with the play-for-pay boys. But it isn’t because he hasn’t been producing. The big trouble is that Lloyd’s chief forte in the years since — bruising body checks and brilliant play at the blue line — doesn’t lend itself to headlines quite as well as a young rookie breaking into pro hockey with three goals — the “hat trick.” That “hat trick” — and a few body checks which went unnoticed that night — was husky Lloyd’s way of telling the pros, “well, boys, I’m here and I’m going to stay as long as…

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THE FAN FORUM

WHICH BENTLEY? Dear Sir, I would like to know who Is captain of the New York Rangers and also where Bentley was born and what team he ipilayed for before he came to the N.H.L. Bernard Adamyk Montreal, Que. (Nell Colville captains Mangers. Do you mean Doug or Max Bentley? Both were born in De-usie, sasK. Max’s last amateur team was saskatoon while Doug was with. Drumheller Miners.) CALLING KEN COOK Dear Sir, I’ve been reading THE HOCKEY NEWS for some time now and It never says anything about Ken Cook who played for Kansas City Pla Mors and then went to Dallas Texans. Will you please print something about him in a future issue? I think he’s a great rookie. L. Cook Vancouver, B.C. (We’ll have to get our United States Hockey League correspondent working on it.) LOOK OUT, ACE Dear…

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Bruins, Columbus Club Top Lakehead Juniors

PORT ARTHUR. Ont. — It’s always good sense to string along with a champion. And on the face of things, possibly it might not be a bad idea to lay aside predictions about the possible downfall this season of the Memorial Cup champion Port Arthur West End Bruins. Certainly it isn’t time yet to toll a 10-count over the Bruins. When the Rory McLeod Memorial Trophy junior series was underway among Lakehead teams, it looked as if oFort Wiliam Columbus Club Canadiens were a shooin to take the honors. The triple Cs wound up the series with five victories in six starts, only dropping their last contest. By comparison, the Bruins finished with a four-victories-against-two-defeats record. That doesn’t sound too bad but they had been whipped twice decisively by Canadiens. Canadiens, on the…