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March 21, 1953

March 21, 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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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Habs Sets in Second The Montreal Canadiens became the second team to sew up their position when they beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Montreal March 14. The win assured them of second place. Double-Goose-egg Terry Sawchuk and Al Rollins, respective goalers for the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Black Hawks, each racked up a shutout as the teams battled to a scoreless tie March 15. HOW THE RACE GOES STANDING ON WED. A.M. MARCH 18 RESULTS OF GAMES Mar. 11th—Detroit 2 te Rangers 0 Mar. 12th—Canadiens 2 at Chicago 2 Mar. 12th—Detroit 2 at Boston 2 Mar. 14th—Rangers 2 at Canadiens 3 Mar. 14th—Boston 3 at Toronto 1 Mar. 14th—Chicago 3 at Detroit 1 Mar. 15th—Canadiens 1 at Boston 2 Mar. 15th—Toronto 1 at Rangers 1 Mar. 15th—Detroit 0 at Chicago 0 SCHEDULED GAMES Mar. 18th—Chicago at Toronto Mar. 18th—Boston at Rangers Mar. 19th—Toronto at Canadiens Mar.…

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Voting For Pivots Is Expected To Be Closest Of All-Star Poll

MONTREAL, Que. Whereas in former years the choice of the centre for the Fan’s All-Star team has been more or less confined to veterans, this year youth has come to the fore and only one of last season’s six HOCKEY NEWS choices is repeating this year. He is Elmer Lach, the centre ice smoothie of the Montreal Canadiens. All the other choices are relatively young. This marks the fifth week of balloting, which means you still have a little over a week before finally making up your minds on your choices for the big team and the runner-up positions. One More To Go The final ballot—containing space for your name and address—will appear, in the March 28 issue. When you have them all, fill in the ballots with your nominitions and MAIL THEM IN…

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Oil Kings Dump Pats Now Face Native Sons

REGINA, Sask.— It’s the Edmonton Oil Kings vs the Lethbridge Native Sons for the championship of the Western Canada Junior Hockey league as the playoffs ran true to form. Just as Edmonton coach Ken McAuley, the former New York Ranger netminder, predicted, his powerful Oil Kings eliminated the second-place Regina Pats in seven games. It was a marathon best-of-nine semi-final series (the longest series in the league’s history) with Edmonton coming on to win three straight games after the series was tied at two games apiece at one stage. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for Edmonton, however, and coach McAuley was a mighty worried man on several occasions. Right in the middle of the series, two of his best forwards, 44-goal man Gerry Prinice and Gerry Melnyk, came down with pneumonia. Here McAuley’s strong…

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Gordie Howe Sums It Up, “Team That Beats Mark Will Need Six Years”

DETROIT, Mich.— After five straight titles, the Red Wings have learned to take championships calmly. There was little more than the usual uproar in the Detroit dressing room after the 1952-53 crown was clinched with a 3-1 victory against Toronto here on March 9 with seven games still to go. Some of the comments: Coach Tommy Ivan—“We got off to a bad start and there were times I wondered. You remember, we were fifth once back in November. This one gave a bigger kick than the other titles because we did it after such a slow start.” Gordie Howe—“One thing about it—someone will have to spend six years to do any better”. Marty Pavelich summed up the players’ feeling when he said, “We were all excited the first year or two on the nights we…