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February 4, 1950

February 4, 1950

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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UNITED STATES LEAGUE

Busy Goalie Freddie Brown, Who joined the St. Poul Saints about a month ago, has fitted perfectly into Coach Clint Smith’s style of play. One of the few good stickhandlers in the game to-day, Freddie is used a great deal as a “penalty-killer,” where his stickhandling ability can be used to good advantage. Fits In Goalie Jim Henry, of the Kansas City Mohawks, has played great hockey all season despite his team’s last place standing. In most every game he is called on to make over forty saves. Without question Jim has been the U.S.H.L.’s busiest goalkeeper this season. HOW THE RACE GOES Jan. 17 — Omaha 4, Louisville 1. Jan. 18 — Tulsa 3, Minneapolis 9. Jan. 18 — Louisville 3, Kansas City 2. Jan. 19 — Louisville 1, Omaha 5. Jan. 19 — Tulsa 5, St. Paul…

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Passing the Puck

THERE ARE less penalties being handed out in the N.H.L. this season. Last year after the first 131 games a total of 2,629 minutes in penalties had been meted out to the players on the six N.H.L.teams. This year for exactly the same period, 2,430 penalty minutes were recorded for the six clubs. This amounts to a decrease of 19 9 minutes, or three hours and 19 minutes less than a year ago … Sid Abel, Detroit’s star center and captain, had gone 12 straight games in which he garnered at least one point, before the Red Wings were shut out by Toronto on January 22. Sid had scored 12 goals and assisted in seven others during his 12-game scoring spree to rack up 19 scoring points … Jack Marshall,…

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Contest Rules

1—Anyone can cast ballots for All-Star teams of the National Hockey League and American Hockey League, but each reader may submit ONLY ONE ENTRY, naming’ one complete team, in each league. 2—N.H.L. ballots commence in this issue and will run until March 11; A.H.L. ballots from February 11 to March 18 inclusive. 3—Ballots for the choice of three players at each position (six in the case of defensemen must be filled in as indicated, with the names of the players and their clubs, and the names and addresses of the voters given in the blanks provided each week, or on a reasonable facsimile or tracing thereof if you do not wish to deface your copy of THE HOCKEY NEWS. 4—Ballots must be held until all have appeared, and selections for all six positions,…

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Thunderbirds Sweep Out Of North Clip Colorado Sextets 4 In Row

DENVER, Colo.— The touring University of British Columbia scored clean sweep of its four games in Colorado, defeating Colorado College and the University of Denver twice each. The Thunderbirds from Vancouver, B. C. stopped Colorado College’s win streak at 10 straight and handed the Tigers their first losses, 8-4, and 5-3. Coach Frank Fredrickson’s squad then invaded Denver and plastered the newly-formed University of Denver sextet, 14-1, and 12-4. Bob Koch, veteran right wing of the Thunderbirds, scored five-goal hat trick and picked up three assists in pacing the first victory. Left wing of the Thunderbirds, scored five-goal hat trick and picked up three assists in pacing the first victory. Left wing Fred Andrew also tallied five goals and one assist to lead the second rout. Denver unveiled its “Moose Jaw’’ line in the…