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March 7, 1953

March 7, 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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Dobson, Fowler Unanimous Choices for SSHL All-Stars

REGINA, Sask— Two players — goalie Cliff Dobson of the Regina Caps and centre Tommy Fowler of the Moose Jaw Millers — were unanimous choices for the 1952-53 all-star team of the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League. The selections were made by sports writers and broadcasters in the four league centres. They are the official league all-star team. Dobson, the league’s shutout king with four to his credit, and Fowler, the runaway scoring champion with 83 points, were named to the first team on every ballot, received total of 14 votes. One defence berth went to Harry (Huddy) Bell, the high-scoring Regina defenceman who topped the poll with 11 votes. Norm Blackett, the versatile Cap performer, and hard-hitting Ken Barlow of the Melville Millionaires tied for the other defence spot with nine votes apiece. Flanking Fowler…

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Alf Pike Picks Teeps Over Toronto Marlies For OHA Junior Final

GUELPH, Ont.— Junior hockey isn’t renowned for its consistency but if somebody had hinted last December, or even January, that Toronto Marlboros would have difficulty winning a game in the latter part of the season his closest associates would have questioned his sanity. The hand-picked Dukes, No. 1 farm team of Toronto Maple Leafs (amateur brand), were loaded with talent from goal out. And if a weak spot should reveal itself there were plenty of adequate replacements with Weston Dukes, their junior “B” supply depot. Marlboros led the OHA, junior “A” loop most of the season. Back in November they were virtually invincible, compiling a 16-game winning streak which moved them far in front of the other teams in their league. They once boasted an 11-point lead over second place Barrie Flyers. Things…

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QAHA’s Move Now As CAHA Carries Out Suspension

MONTREAL, Que— The next move in the controversy that has rocked hockey circles from coast to coast is now squarely up to the QAHA. Last week that body found itself suspended from the CAHA, as the latter organization carried out its threat to cust the Quebec group for defying an order that would have barred 18-year-old Ron Attwell from playing for the Montreal juniors Canadiens. The governing body of the game in Canada took the action last week after a telegraph vote of member branches throughout the Dominion voted for the expulsion of the Quebec branch. The dispute came to a head in Montreal when four top executives of the CAHA met privately and then reported to the QAHA executive, meeting at the same time, that the telegraph vote of the branch members…

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Henderson’s Bears Must Beat Out St. Loo And Syracuse In Tight Race

HERSHEY, Pa.— Having tumbled from first place to a tie with Syracuse for third spot in the American Hockey League since Christmas, Murray Henderson’s Hershey Bears face the prospect of a knock down battle with the Warriors and the St. Louis Flyers if they are to earn a Calder Cup playoff berth. It’s difficult to analyze what happened to the Bears in the short space of two months. Figures don’t lie. However, The Bears fell apart at the seams, dropping 17 out of 21. contests played since the 2 5th of December. Injuries at home and in Boston played their part of course, but that isn’t the whole story. Loss of George “Red” Sullivan, their star play-maker on two different occasions when the Boston Bruins needed forward line replacements hurt, but here again…