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January 20, 1951

January 20, 1951

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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Don Failed To Make Buffalo Last Season

BUFFALO. N.Y.— When the time comes for bestowing the American Hockey League’s “rookie of the year” award upon the fevered brow of one of the circuit’s fledging puck flaggers, the name of Diggin’ Don Ashbee figures to be prominently mentioned. The b1ack-thatched Buffalo left winger, who graduated to the pro ranks last year from the Barrie Flyers of the OHA along with Center Sid McNabney, Left Wing Paul Meger, and Center Gordie Pennell, has been the surprise of the year. While his three amateur teammates made the Dig jump to the AHL last year, Ashbee was found wanting and spent the 1949-50 campaign with the defunct Louisville club of the U.S. league. He did dress for nine Buffalo games at various times—but never took a regular turn on the ice. Canadiens Will Make Deal…

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New Hink Taaaed Stamnede Corral

The Calgary Stampede is famous throughout the North American continent and Calgary’s new $1,500,000 hockey arena has been tabbed with a name connecting it with the annual July rodeo—the Stampede Corral. A poll was conducted by the fans and Stampede Garden was favored. Some of the Stampede directors, favored The Corral, so they brought the two names together and came up with the present combination. Fans, sports casters and snorts writers in the Foothills City cast pros and cons about the new name. Some thought it stamped Calgary as a hick town while others felt the name didn’t matter, that the brand of hockey dished up was what counted. Sports editor Bob Mamini and radio broadcaster Henry Viney merely said: “Give us good hockey and the name doesn’t matter.’ Broadcasters Joe Marks and Ken…

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Maritime Clubs Use Lots Of Red Ink As Gates Down, Miners Latest Feel Pinch

HALIFAX, N.S.— It’s just a sign of the times—still another Maritime hockey team is in financial straits. Now it’s the Glace Bay Miners who are currently $10,000 in the red and wondering if they can keep going. Remember, the Miners are the reluctant dragons. They weren’t even fussy about starting this season but. were finally talked into it. Two weeks earlier the Sydney Millionaires were forced to reorganize with new capital. Weeks before that North Sydney Victorias threatened to quit. The picture has brightened a bit, but not enough to satisfy the backers. One cheery note is that Glace Bay and North Sydney are catching up a bit on the Millionaires in the league race. This has helped the box office a bit. But the figures are still disheartening. Last year the Miners…

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Boston Trio Say Today’s Game Faster, Better, For Fan Dough

BOSTON. Mass.— The Good Old Days—when hockey players went a full 60 minutes and didn’t have to draw a deep breath—when action was all bristling, speed was all pulsating, contact was all rugged—The Days When! Modern hockey doesn’t compare to that played in the era that is dead and gone, and modem players are softies compared to the fellows who played in that era, cry the graybeards. They ruined hockey when they put in the red line, chor-used others. But among those who do not support that side of what is always a first class argument is Lynn Patrick, coach of the Boston Bruins and a qualified commentator on the subject. Well Schooled In Game The 38-year old Patrick was brought up in a hockey atmosphere, where hockey talk accompanied the bread and butter at all…