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April 8, 1950

April 8, 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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Cord Cheers Up As Mom Visits Him In Hospital

DETROIT, Mich.— Warming words of Gordie Howe’s recovery came from the person most concerned — Gordie’s mother. Mrs. A. C. Howe and Gordie’s sister, Mrs. Gladys Lyell, flew from the family home at Saskatoon, Sask., to be at the bedside of the injured Red Wing star. Howe was hurt seriously In the opening game of the Detroit-Toronto semi-final series. “He seemed just like my old Gordie,” were Mrs. Howe’s first words when she told about her rush visit to Harper Hospital. When she walked into Howe’s room, it was a complete surprise to Gordie, because he had not been told his closest relatives were coming down because of his critical condition. “Why, mom, what are you doing here?” were Howe’s words when she stepped to his bedside. “He seemed real cheerful and alert, and was…

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A.H.L. Playoff Highlights

NEW YORK, N.Y.— TWO of the playoff series this season have brought together rivals which have not met each other in post season competition for long periods of time. In the Eastern Division preliminary round, the Providence Reds engaged Springfield for the first Spring classic since the 1936-37 season, while in the semi-finals, the Reds met the Indianapolis Capitals for the first time since 1940. The play of the veteran Ott Heller, coach ofr the Indianapolis Capitals, has been the talk of the playoffs to date. The great detense star who spent most of the season just guiding his team’s destinies from the bench, got back into harness for the playoff games and has been flying around the ice and manning his position like a young rookie. He never seems to get…

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Hard Luck Dogs Detroit Spuad Every Play of

DETROIT. Mich.— Call it a jinx — Call it what you may. But, something keeps happening to Detroit Red Wings come playoff time every spring. This time it was a key injury. One swift play that erased Gordie Howe from the lineup turned Detroit from a favorite into a distinct underdog in the’ 1950 Stanley Cup playoffs. Howe was seriously injured in the opening game of the Detroit-Toronto semifinal. He Was hurt when he crashed into the boards trying to check Ted Kennedy or 2 — was butt-ended by Kennedy — all depending on which version you ascribe to. The star right winger — second in the National Hockey League in goal scoring — was rushed to hospital for a delicate brain operation. For a while, it was feared he might never play…

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Hockey Crossword

ACROSS 1. Former N.H.L. coach pictured. 6. Geranium (abbr). 7. Initials of a Chicago forward. 8. Second name of Lionel Conacher. 12. Artifical language. 13. Initials of Trigg of St. Louis. 14. Tennis term. 16. Eminent (abbr). 17. Initials of a Leaf. 18. Native province of Bep Guidolin. (abbr). 20. Enio’s initials. 21. Broadcasts Rangers home games. 22. One of the Metz brothers. 23. Flash Hollett plays for Toronto—Marlboros (abbr). 25. N.H.L. schedule came to an — March 26. 26. Sharpens Leafs skates. 30. Karakas was born in this country (abbr). 31. Murray Henderson’s birth date. 32. Type of bird. 34. Initials of Hunt, A.H.L. player. 36. Frank Clancy’s nickname. 39. Former Red Wing, now an N.H.L. official. DOWN 1. Birthplace of Pete Horeck. 2. Gordie Howe’s—is 21. 3. Given name of Langelle. 4. To make mistakes. 5. Babe Pratt’s initials. 7. One of the Colville’s. 9. Former player, known as Doc. 10. Nickname of Indianapolis coach. 11. Given name of Fraser…