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December 31, 1949

December 31, 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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KING SAVES RIOT

CHATHAM, Ont.— The playing of “The King” saved Referee Gord Parsons, of Windsor, from a severe mauling by fans here as a Chatham-Detroit International Hockey League game was halted tonight. Parson was flat on his back, at the mercy of the fans when the arena manager played “The King” over the loud speakers. It was repeated three times before order was restored. Detroit was leading Chatham 4-3 when two fans incensed after a disputed goal against Chatham late in. the second period jumped on the ice after the session was finished and attacked Parsons. Parsons knocked one fan to the ice but the second jumped in and dumped Parsons. Police, players and about SO fans joined in the fray before the fight was stopped by the National Anthem. The game was called off and league…

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Scrap, Smite and Score - - Smythe Axiom Spurs Leafs

CHICAGO, III, — “Tis said that Major Conn Smythe, veteran of World War I and II., and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, felt badly because his team did not make the Stanley Cup playoffs in the 1945-46 season, but felt terrible that his team was the least penalized outfit in the circuit. That’s something they’ve corrected very capably the last three years! It has long been a Smythe maxim that in general a hockey player worthy of his salt has to be rough and always ready to do battle. To him any one proficient in the game became that way first because of possessing a hockey brain and second because of a love for the speed bumping and all-round roughness that makes hockey a thrilling game to play and one…

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Bruin Injun Sign Hexes Sad Habs

BOSTON, Mass.— Pity the poor Canadiens — they just can’t defeat the Boston Bruins! Every time they put a half decent winning streak together, it goes up in smoke when they play the Bruins. The Habs now find themselves in a situation similar to the one with which these same Bruins were faced during the 1945-46 and 1946-47 seasons. During those two years, you’ll recall, the Boston team was almost unbeatable on home ice—unbeatable to everyone, that is, except the Montrealers. The Bruins couldn’t buy a win against Irvin’s team in those days and yet they had little difficulty in knocking the tar out of the rest of the league, especially the Detroit Red Wings. Well, things have changed since those immediate post-war years. The Wings are now the powerhouse of the National…

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King Is Sad, But He Should Be Clad For Now He Needn’t Duck!

(For the edification of ail the friends, fans and foes of doughty King Clancy, we present this humorous little gem of fizz and fantasy penned by Jim Coleman of the Toronto Globe and Mall). Frank (King) Clancy, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dear “King”: It was a double tragedy when you left the National Hockey League. It was a tragedy because good referees are scarcer than platinum-plated pomegranates. It was a tragedy for you, too, because you went to Cincinnati to take over the coaching of an alleged hockey team known, we believe, as the Shmohawks. The last we heard, your Shmohawks were buried so deep in the American Hockey League cellar that Maurice Podoloff was calling for tenders to sink a shaft, through which food could be lowered to you. Perhaps it’s just as well…