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December 24, 1949

December 24, 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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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Strikes Twice Twice within the last month, the St. Louis Flyers have been plagued by the same misfortune. A month ago, Cliff Simpson, who at the time was the leading Flyer scorer, was forced out with a broken fibula of his left ankle. The night he returned, Paul Gladu, top St. Louis point getter now, was also injured and it was a broken fibula of the left ankle. The Opportunist Tod Campean. speedy member of the Cincinnati Mohawks, has provided the winning goal in three of Ids team’s first five victories. On two other occasions, Campeau tallied the tying marker in deadlocked contests. HOW THE RACE GOES RESULTS OF GAMES December 10 — Pittsburgh 1, Sershey 1; Cleveland 8. New Haven 2; St. Louis 4. Springfield 7. December 11 — New Haven 4, Pittsburgh 2; Buffalo 4,…

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Quick Change Types Dot USHL Club Lists

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Fans in the United States Hockey league are getting used to seeing their favorite hockey players turn up in different uniforms every once in a while. League records show that 14 players have been with two or more teams. Three of the number have served with three clubs in the loop’s short history. The list of players performing with two or more teams would be much larger if those playing with Fort Worth, Houston and Dallas — all dropped from the circuit—this campaign—were counted. Players who have “been around” the most are Bus Wycherley, Harry Dick and Pinky Melnyk. Bus played for Tulsa and Minneapolis before donning Kansas City spangles this season. Defenseman Dick started out with Kansas City in the U.S.H.L., played a while in Tulsa and is…

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Under Roted Sid Abel of Detroit Red Wings thinks that rearguard Leo Reise, the blond bomber on the Wings, is one of the most underrated defensemen in the league. Abel claims he should be all-star this year which should cause Bill Tobin of the Hawks some worry as he trailed Reise to the Wings two years ago. Real Jinx Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens have met seven times this season. No less than four times the last-place Bruins have clawed the second-place Habs, while the other three scuffles ended in unsatisfying deadlocks. HOW THE RACE GOES RESULTS OF GAMES Decmber 14 — Canadiens 2, Toronto 2; Rangers 3. Chicago 5; Detroit 5. Boston 2. December 17 — Canadiens 4, Detroit3; Chicago 7, Toronto 1; New York 3, Boston 1. December 18 — Boston 3. Canadiens 1; Toronto 2.…

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UNITED STATES LEAGUE

Pro Stars Two ex-U.S.H.L. stars are among the leading scorers in the N.H.L. this season. Gordie Howe, formerly of Omaha Knights, is now with the Detroit Red Wings and holds down the right wing position on the N.H.L.’s number one forward line. Bert Olmstead, ex-Kansas City Mohawk winger, is a leading candidate for rook honors with Chicago. High Men The. Minneapolis Millers forward and Bill Richardson is currently the hockey. in 25 games they have re-highest scoring unit in professional line of George Agar, Billy Warwick gistered a total of 48 goals and 59 assists which Is a record they can well be proud of. To date, Agar has 14 goals, Warwick 18 and Richardson 16… HOW THE RACE GOES RESULTS OF GAMES December 6 — Minneapolis 6, Tulsa 2; Omaha 1, Louisville 3. December 7 —…