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February 16, 1952

February 16, 1952

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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Ref Socks Sinners 130 Min., 2 Games

EDMONTON, Alta.— During a two-night stand, covering Feb. 1 and 2, Pacific Coast League referee Eddie Powers turned trigger-happy to least. Victims of the Powers’ disciplinary measures were Edmonton Flyers and Saskatoon Quakers. As the Flyers downed Quakers 4-1 at Edmonton, Feb. 1, taskmaster Powers assessed the clubs for 56 minutes in all, 42 minutes of which came in the first period. Included were two misconduct raps, to net-minder “Gump” Worsley and forward Chuck McCullough, both of the Quakers. Just 24 hours later the squads were at each other all over again, this time in Saskatoon. Nicely warmed up by this time referee Powers put on the screws to the extent of 27 penalties, including game misconducts to Flyers’ playing coach Doug McCaig and Quakers’ Karl Kaiser, who started throwing punches In…

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New Year’s Day Golf Game Lost Ezzie Job With B’s

BOSTON, Mass.—A round of golf on New Year’s Day at South Shore Country Club in nearby Hingham is what cost Bill Ezinicki his hockey job with the Boston Bruins, says General Manager Art Rose. According to Ross, Ezinicki played golf in the afternoon, then played a poor game of hockey against the New York Rangers that night. “I found out about it and he admitted it to me,” said Ross. “He’ll never make a living playing hockey because lie’s too much interested in golf, too much for us, at any rate.” Ezinicki, golf professional at Colonial Country Club in Lynnfield, Mass., was sold to the Pittsburgh Hornets via Toronto on January 27.…

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Old Farmer Reardon Casts Keen Eye On Cougar Stock

VICTORIA. B.C.— One of Montreal Canadiens and the NHL’s all-time defense greats — Ken “Beans” Reardon — and now ambassador of good will and chief scout at large for the “Flying Frenchmen” arrived in Victoria to scout the Cats, especially the eight players owned by the Canadiens. Whether Reardon will be able to do anything to help the Leger men in their fight to get into the playoffs is hard to say. You can be sure his report on othe Cats and the care and development of the Montreal-owned players out here will be encouraging and interesting. The long strides Eddie Mazur and Stan Long, now with Buffalo of the AHL, made while here speaks well of the training they received when wearing Victoria uniforms. “Both these boys are potential NHL’es and could be…

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Wings Look Into Future then Shift Howe to Middle

DETROIT, Mich.— There’s a “new” Gordie Howe in the National Hockey League. This will be taken as unhappy news by five NHL clubs, since they know by painful experience that the Gordie Howe whom they last saw meant nothing but trouble for them. That was Howe, the right winger. The “new” one is Howe, the center. Under any disguise, he still looks like a scoring champion. After a lot of discussion over past seasons, the Red Wing management now is moving ahead its long-range plan of eventually turning Howe into a center. Manager Jack Adams always has claimed it was the normal position for the Saskatoon giant. But as long as the Production Line of Howe at right wing, Capt. Sid Abel at center and Ted Lindsay at left wing was clicking along, why change?…