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July 15, 1951

July 15, 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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Nickel Belt Loop To See Major Exhibitions

NORTH HAY Ont.— Though sports fans are taking up most of their time debating I on the outcome of the Major I League baseball pennant fights, I some interestlng hockey news leaked out here recently. Chief eastern cout Bob Wilson of Chicago Black Hawks announced that arrangements have been completed to have the Detroit Red Wings and Hawks clash here in a pre-season NHL. exhibition encounter. Date for the game has not been definitely set but it will likely be Saturday, September 22. Details will be worked out in the next few weeks. It is also possible Detroit will, invite Chicago to play a return game at Sault Ste. Marie, where will give North Bay hockey fans the opportunity of seeing mere top-flight NHL talent on ice at one time than ever before…

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Tobin Charged Lack of Support by North Bay Officials, has Change of Heart, Returns for Camp

CHICAGO, Ill.— The Chicago Black Hawks will train in North Bay again this coming Fall despite rumors to the contrary. General Manager Bill Tobin has announced that his Hawks, under Coach Ebbie Goodfellow will assemble in the Northern Ontario town in mid-September. The exact dat of the opening of the training camp is not yet known. Tobin at one time was not too anxious to take his Hawks back to North Bay for their training period, after playing to nearly empty houses during their exhibition games last season. Tobin charged that neither he nor Goodfellow got co-operation from the town’s council when it came to publicity and entertainment facilities for his players. Tobin actually switched his training quarters to Sudbury but has since been persuaded to try once again in North Bay.…

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Maritimers Get Together; May Be Big Six From Big Four and Cape Breton Three

HALIFAX, N.S.— The eagerly-awaited meeting of the seven Maritime major hockey teams wasn’t the exciting thing the fans expected. For one of the seven teams has dropped out. Two others can’t make up their minds whether they want to play or not. To date four teams have chosen to play, They are Halifax, Moncton and Charlottetown of the old Big Four, and the Sydney Millionaires of the Cape Breton League. Still to declare themselves are Saint John Beavers, charter members of the Big Four and Glace Bay. North Sydney has decided not to operate next season. The Beavers are regarded in many quarters as sure starters’. The North Sydney Victorias held an executive meeting and decided once and for all not to ice a team. Glace Bay hockey leaders, taking long looks at…

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Two Year Trade Rumor Comes True

DETROIT, Mich.— After seven years as a Red Wing, Gerry (Doc) Couture has been traded to the Montreal Canadlens. In return for the veteran right wing, Detroit received Bert Hirschfeld, a rookie left wing with an unspectacular record, plus undisclosed cash. It was. Detroit’s second trade in recent weeks, and much less exciting than the swap with New York of Gaye Stewart for Tony Leswick. Couture, third man on the team in seniority, always has been a puzzle here. He possessed great natural ability, but never achieved the results the management desired. For two years he has been rumored as trade wait. Early last season Couture suffered a knee injury which hampered him the rest of the way. He failed to regain a position on a regular line, and finished with seven goals in 51…