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April 6, 1949

April 6, 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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What’s Brewin’?

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WINS DOW AWARD

ALFRED DUROCHER of Duchesnay, Que., calmly and coolly averts double tragedy The two boys had ventured about 15 feet out when the ice broke and they both tumbled in. Durocher, hearing cries for help, rushed to the scene and crawled out on the thin ice, telling the boys to stay calm. With the help of a stick, he succeeded in getting them both out of the water. On the way back to shore he had great difficulty in forcing the youngsters to crawl…but he finally managed to get them to safety. His action won him The Dow Award.…

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Player-Of-The-Week

Easiest task to confront THE HOCKEY NEWS for a long time was the selection of the outstanding N.H.L. player last week. Gordon Howe, the strapping 5’11” 185-pound right winger of the Detroit Red Wings takes the honors by a prairie mile. The clever Saskatchewan product scored four goals and acaulred one assist in the three games against Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup semi-finals. Gordie scored a pair on March 29, helped celebrate his 21st birthday on March 31st by popping in another, and on April 2 tallied the only Detroit counter. He picked up his assist in the March 29 contest. Howe, who wins the Morgan Hat Award on his selection as the Player-Of-The-Week by THE HOCKEY NEWS, has played three seasons in the National League and each year he…

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Alternate Ref

The American League employs a very efficient officiating system in the playoffs, with an alternate referee in attendance at each game. In present-day hockey, an official must be close to every play to call a game properly, and is always liable to injury. While it would take something really serious to get an A.H.L. tooter to leave the ice, the possibility always exists, and a substitute in the building is good insurance.…