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November 12, 1949

November 12, 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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City Solons Conn At War

TORONTO, Ont — A war between the city fathers of Toronto and Conn Smythe of the Leafs over an exchange of hockey tickets, caused considerable comment in the Good City recently. But as usual Mr. Toronto came out on top, his guns turned out to be much bigger than the city’s Controllers. It all started when Smythe moved the Conrtollers’ seats from the rea sections of the Gardens to the blue seats. “We moved these fellows from the red seats to the blue seats because we had 5,000 seats in the blues and only 600 in the reds. If they think they’re too good to be sitting with 5,000 good Canadians in the blues, then maybe they won’t be sitting there long either,” Smythe screamed. The Leaf Boss said that the Gardens management…

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Hap Needs No Hat!

TORONTO, Ont. — Strange, indeed, are the whims of hockey fate. As example, take the Jinx of Hap Day’s white hat. One of Hap’s Christmas presents last December was a beautiful chalk white hat. He displayed it in the dressing-room and the boys gave him one of those whe-whew whistles. “I’ll bet you’re afraid to wear it at a game,” Turk Broda snorted. “You’ve got to make it worth my while”, said the cagey coach. “I’ll make a deal with you. As soon as you win three games in a row, “I‘ll wear it.” The Leafs, up to that time, had been having difficulty winning one in a row, but they finally turned the hat-trick, winning the last two playoffs with Boston and the first game of the finals with the Detroit Red Wings.…

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Bis Gordie -- Makes Senior Debut!

SAINT JOHN, N. B.— Last Spring when a very portly Gordie Drillon hinted at a comeback, the wise boys lifted their eyebrows, grinned and wrote off the idea. That the former National Hockey League great had said goodbye to headlines for good was the solid opinion. Especially in Moncton, Drillon’s native city where the reports of his intended comeback first were heard, they relegated the big boy to the sidelines. Drillon, they decided, had simply outlived his usefulness to any team. The picture of the onetime N.H.L.’ scoring champion playing for a Charlottetown intermediate team and a backwoods Newfoundland club in recent years was not very appealing. First For Him In October Drillon marked his 35th birthday and on the 25th day of the month played the first senior hockey game of his life…

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GIRL, 18, RESCUES MAN IN SWIFT-MOVING RIVER

Cycling past an east end Montreal wharf, slender, 18-year-old Thérèse Duguay was startled to see a man struggling in the turbulent current. Stopping her bike, the girl jumped into the river and, in a few strokes, reached the floundering man. He struggled frantically when she tried to grab him … and she had considerable difficulty in getting him to the side of the pier where a passer-by had lowered a rope. The man was taken to hospital and later released. To Therese Duguay, whom police say showed “exceptional courage”, we are proud to pay tribute through the presentation of The Dow Award. THE DOW AWARD is a citation presented for acts of outstanding heroism and includes a $100 Canada Savings Bond. The Dow Award Committee, a group of editors of leading Canadian…