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November 15, 1952

November 15, 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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Roc was White

MONTREAL, Que,—Maurice Richard was all choked up when he skated to the bench I after he scored his goal. Dick Irvin was standing beside him and said the Hab star was as white as a sheet. “I was afraid he was going to pass out in front of the bench,” said the coach.…

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Queen to Get 325th Goal Puck

MONTREAL, Que.—The puck which Maurice Richard scored his 325th goal of his career is to be presented to Queen Elizabeth shortly. General Manager Frank Selke said after the game that he will have it gold plated and engraved and sent to Her Majesty. Queen Elizabeth, when she visited Montreal last November with the Duke of Edinburgh expressed interest in Richard’s career. The Royal Couple saw Richard play in a game against the New York Rangers.…

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Dickenson Eye Damage Unknown

TORONTO—Herb Dickenson, 21-year-old left winger for the New York Rangers, may lose the sight in has left eye due to his having been struck by flying puck in the pre-game warmup for the Ranger-Toronto game November 5. He was skating around behind the Ranger nets when a sizzling drive caromed off the stick of goaler Chuck Rayner and hit him flush on the optic. He was cut above and below the eye and could not see out of it when he left the ice. Dr. Norman De Larue, Leafs’ attending surgeon, accompanied him to the hospital Hospital officials said they would not know for at least five days the extent of the injuries to the winger’s eyes. The officials said both eyes are bandaged.…

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Remembers Taking Swipe at Puck and Then Falling

MONTREAL, Que.— Maurice Richard tugged off his jersey. He sat down, lolled back on the bench in the Hab’ dressing room and smiled. In a matter of seconds the room took on the atmosphere of a Hollywood studio. A batch of newspaper photographers formed a circle around his seat. As the bulbs. popped, reporters fired questions at him. When they halted for a moment a dozen hands went forth to congratulate him. Danny Gallivan shoved a microphone under his nose as a Life magazine photographer clicked his camera, like a boy with a new toy. You’d have thought the Canadiens had just won the Stanley Cup. A South African priest presented Richard with a straw hat and blanket, symbolic of a native chief of that country. The din grew louder. It…