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February 11, 1950

February 11, 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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“Bonnie Prince” Having Best Year

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Considerable praise, much deserved and long overdue, is coming at last this year to Chuck Rayner, cage guardian of the New York Rangers. Ever since the bushy-browed netminder first entered major league ranks with the New York Americans in 1940-41 and particularly since his return to post-war action with the Blue Shirts, he has been one of the National Hockey League’s premier goaltenders. But Chuck had to wait until the current season to get even a small portion of the attention he has merited all the time. The recognition he is getting this year has paralleled the rise of the Rangers, Even the greatest goalies can’t do it all alone and in the past there have been times when Chuck has been called on to very nearly do…

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It Takes Cuts

It takes a lot of guts to play the way Chuck Rayner has been playing this season. Lately he has been handicapped before he even goes into the game. We mean of course his bad knees. There has been a lot of copy written about Chuck’s bad knees of late, but one must actually see their condition to appreciate this great sportsman. Many fans who read about his injuries have been more than willing to pass it off as just paper talk and excuses. But it isn’t like that at all. This guy Rayner has never made an excuse for a good or bad game, and isn’t likely he ever will. Before every game Rayner can be seen in the dressing room with a huge roll of white tape. He tapes his…

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Capt. Abel Has a Night

DETROIT, Mich.— Capt. Sid Abel of the Red Wings has had himself a “Night”, March 6 was set as official Sid Abe Night to honor the veteran center, captain and sparkplug of the Detroit team. A committee of fans organized the festivity, and then got permission from the club to stage a pre-game ceremony. All this was in tribute to the Melville (Sask.) boy who made good in the Moto City. The fans were honoring Sid for his feats in 1948-49 of; 1—Winning the National Hockey League’s Hart Trophy. 2—Making the first All Star team a center. 3—Leading the N.H.L. in goals scored. 4—Being named the “hockey player of 1949” by Sport Magazine. 5—(And, maybe this IS the most important) For being Sid Abel, one of the greatest competitors and most respected personalities ever to move across the…

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UNITED STATES LEAGUE

Good Year Lloyd Ailsby, St. Paul Saints Captain and defenseman, is having one of the best years of his long career. Due to the many injuries suffered by his fellow defense mates Lloyd has had to work double shifts over a good part of the season. Rookie Back Bert Giesebrecht, prized rookie of the Omaha Knights, has returned to the line-up after a month’s absence due to illness. Bert was hospitalized with a serious virus infection. Coach “Mud” Bruneteau will be glad to see Bert back in action as he was Omaha’s most consistent goal scorer. HOW THE RACE GOES RESULTS OF GAMES Jan. 24 — Tulsa 5, Omaha 5. Jan. 25 — Omaha 4, Minneapolis 2. Jan. 26 — Kansas City 5, St. Paul 3. Jan. 27 — Minneapolis 6, Louisville 5 Jan. 28 — St. Paul 5. Minneapolis…