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February 17, 1951

February 17, 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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Astrology Is Used Before Wings’Game

DETROIT, Mich.— Never did the Red Wings enter a game with such a big point in their favor as they did against the New York Rangers on Feb. 1. A Detroit astrologist had made a full study of the heavens, charting all the planets and stars pertaining to the Detroit and New York teams. When he read the answers, Detroit was a sure winner. It probably marked the first time that hockey had been mixed with astrology—the “science” which delves into the influence of the stars on human affairs. It’s natural for hockey to tie in with, the stars. Hockey players often see plenty of stars. The astrologist got into the act when some worry developed over certain winning and losing cycles the Wings had followed before. It was noted that they were terrific…

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His Admirers Say Slim Quaker Redhead Almost Like Ol’ Poison Himself

Modest Ken Hunter Rates Big Hand For Keeping Saskatoons Flying High SASKATOON, Sask.— If you were watching the Saskatoon Quakers in action for the first time, you’d likely come to the conclusion that they were a pretty good senior club, with a fair share of ability. But more than anything else you would undoubtedly be taken by surprise when you cast your optics on a slim, carrot topped pivot—Kenneth Hunter, more commonly known as just plain “Red.” For Ken is no ordinary center. He’s perfection personified. Red has been around the Western Canada Senior Hockey since its inception in 1945, and has never failed to turn in starry seasons each time out. Hunter is anything but a flashy, colorful type of player. Instead he’s hard working, methodical performer, who goes about his business,…

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Podoloff Out To Pull Officiating Thorn From Side

BUFFALO, N.Y.— President Maurice Podoloff of the American Hockey League revealed here that he is ready to submit to the deleguate’s Board of Governors a revolutionary plan for officiating games. I am going to urge the governors to allow the placing of the referee high in the stands and to use two linesmen on the ice,” Podoloff told the local press and radio at their weekly hockey luncheon. “The officiating problem is thorn in the side of any man in my position. Everywhere I go, I am constantly asked about the officiating system. The two referee system is not the answer. We tried it to no avail. “Perhaps removing the referee from the ice to where he can get an overall picture of the play and can call penalties over the public address system…