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November 4, 1950

November 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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McCaig And Conacher On Way Back, Ebbie Must Bounce Two

CHICAGO, III.— The Chicago Black Hawks have been dressing the same 18 players for each of their few games this season, but soon, perhaps by the time this reaches print, Coach Ebbie Goodfellow will have to delete two men from the squad. Defenseman Doug McCaig and forward Jim Conacher are rapidly recovering from the shoulder injuries which they sustained during the pre-season training period. To make room for them on the squad, two players from the current lineup will have to be benched or shipped to one of the Hawks’ farm clubs, St. Louis in the AHL or Milwaukee in the USHL. When McCaig was hurt he was replaced alongside of Jack Stewart by rookie Hugh Coflin. Despite the fact that he’s right out of amateur ranks, Coflin has appeared fairly impressive in…

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Ageless Ab DeMarco Has Never Led Loop

BUFFALO, N.Y— During ageless Ab DeMarco’s long professional hockey; career the distinction of leading his league In scoring has always eluded him. DeMarco, however, hasn’t given up hope. In fact, hd doesn’t even admit that time is running out on the career which began back in 1938 with the Chicago Black Hawks. “As long as I can avoid injuries, I’ll be out there trying to snipe goals easy-talking Ab remarked. Proof of that statement can be found in DeMarco’s performance against New Haven in the opening game of the present campaign. He scored four goals and added an assist for five points. ‘49-50 Best Season While admittedly a “bit slower” than when he played with the Black Hawks, Toronto, Boston, and NeW” York Rangers in the N.H.L., DeMarco had his best point-getting season last year. He set…

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Bruins’ Traditions Get Bunked As Patrick Runs Club In His Own Way

BOSTON, Mass.— Lynn Patrick is running the Boston Bruins his way, and his ways don’t bear much resemblance to those of his predecessors as coach. Patrick has turned out to be a dissenter, a refuter of methods and techniques which over the years were looked upon as Bruins’ policies, unwritten ones, to be sure. Patrick has installed the Patrick system, and some of his moves have been novel, at least to Boston. Here are some Patrick introductions: 1—The employment of three regular defense pairs. 2—The holding of practices between games. 3—The use of specialists to kill off penalties. 4—Concentration on all-over-the-ice passing. The Bruins have been in business since 1924, but this is the first time that the team has ever had more than two regular defense pairings at one time. Patrick has been using three pairs. He has been…

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By Acclamation!

EDMONTON, Alta.— Edmonton’s junior “A” team of this season, which will play exhibitions with squads in the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, finds itself in the unique position of being northern Alberta champions before it plays a game. The Alberta branch of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association has decreed that the Edmonton team will be eligible to compete in Memorial Cup playdowns. As there are no other junior teams in the northern part of the province, the Edmonton team automatically will enter into Memorial Cup play as the northern Alberta winner.…