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January 24, 1953

January 24, 1953

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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Little Gus on Way To Biggest Season; Hard Driving Play Does It

CHICAGO. Ill.— It’s no secret that most Calder Trophy winners have been unable to duplicate their impressive first year performances in the National League. The rookie award jinx has dimmed many a shining new star, but a select few have managed to elude this hockey hoodoo with sustained displays of the talents that originally earned them recognition as outstanding newcomers. Terry Sawchuk of Detroit is one of these exceptions and so is Chicago’s Gus Bodnar. The forceful Fort William (Ont.) workman will this season become the third Calder winner in history to complete a decade of actual play in the NHL. Only others to accomplish this creditable feat in the past 17 years have been Toronto’s Syl Apps and Frankie Brimsek of Boston and later Chicago. And how has Gus been able to…

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Leafs Trade in Old Blue Jeans for ’53 Model Padded for Falls

(Toronto Telegram) TORONTO, Ont.— New suits of armour are being ordered for the Maple Leafs. It has developed, after weeks of research while the sick parade to hospital for banged-up knees and strained backs has continued, that the weaknesses might be in the pants themselves rather than the bodies that were in them. The result has been an order for a brand latest, A-number one trouser which will afford the Leaf players protection from every conceivable angle of attack. Basically it is hoped that the pants will bring surcease from a plague of knee injuries which has sidelined key men like Rudy Migay, Howie Meeker, George Armstrong and slowed up others for various spans of time over the season like Gord Hannigan. It has been detected that other NHL clubs like Detroit and…

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Trader Horeck Winning Friends in Steel Town

HALIFAX, N.S.— Johnny (trader) Horeck appears to be winning his way into the effections of Sydney hockey followers. He replaced a well iked man, Cliff Roach. He went into the Steel City as a former Charlottetown Islander who had earned the dislike of the fans in a tumultuous series two years ago, the like of which hasn’t been seen since. Last season Horeck had Moncton Hawks and they folded a couple of weeks before the schedule ended. He didn’t play much himself and he didn’t have enough good players to keep up with the stronger clubs. The Hawks were last in the six team league when they gave up the ghost. This year he started with the Sault Ste Marie Indians, got into a jam there, drew this release and applied for the…

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