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April 25, 1953

April 25, 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

Fourth For Irvin When the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup this season it was the fourth time that a Dick Irvin coached team has done so. He won once with Toronto and three times with Montreal. Same Results Last time the Montreal Cauadiens and the Boston Bruins met in the Stanley Cup finals was in 1946 and is It happens the results of that series were exactly the same as this one, 4-1 for Montreal. HOW THE RACE WENT FINAL PLAYOFF RESULTS April 9—Canadians 4, Boston 2. April 11—Boston 4, Canadians 1. April 12—Canadians 3. Boston 0. April 14—Canadians 7, Boston 3. April 16—Canadians 1, Boston 0. SERIES “A” March 24—Detroit 7, Boston 0. March 25—Boston 5. Detroit 3. March 29—Boston 2, Detroit 1. March 31—Boston 6, Detroit 2. April 2—Detroit 6, Boston 4. April 5—Boston 4, Detroit 2. SERIES “B” March 24—Canadians 3, Chicago 1. Marcha 26—Canadians 4.…

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Elegant Elmer, Hockey’s Top Producer Scores Biggest Goal Of His Career

MONTREAL, Que.— Elegant Elmer Lach, the highest point-producer in the annals of hockey scored a solitary goal in the 1952-53 playoffs and it brought the Montreal Canadiens their first Stanley Cup since the 1945-46 season. But that’s only half the story. For years the Evergreen veteran from Nokomis, Sask., has filled the less glorified role as play-maker for the fabulous Rocket. Year after year the headlines invariably screamed “ROCKET FIRES HAT-TRICK AS CANADIENS WIN,” Somewhere on the same page in smaller type was the sub-heading, “Lach Sets ‘em Up.” Elmer Got One At Last, The Big One As probably the greatest play-maker in hockey history Elmer never really achieved the fame he should have. It was his lot to be cast with the greatest performer of the past 20 years. Since hockey is principally…

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Penticton V’s Vets Spark Entry To Final

REGINA, Sask.— It’s the Penticton V’s versus the Fort William Beavers in the western senior hockey final and the right to travel east to meet either Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen or Smith’s Falls for the Allan Cup. The British Columbia club will play the whole series 2,000 miles from home in Fort William but they showed that foreign ice presents no problem to them by winning the opening game of the best-of-seven final, 5-2. Both finalists came through terrific series to earn their spots In the final round. Penticton was forced to rally from behind a two-game deficit to beat the Spokane Flyers, one of the first Amer-ican clubs ever to compete for a Canadian hockey title. The best-of-seven series went the limit—and then some, with Penticton finally winning out in the eighth game. Fort William,…

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Misconducts Galore In MMHL Final Series

HALIFAX, N.S.— Charlottetown and Halifax hockey teams have been at each other’s throats for three years now and when they emerged as Big Four playoff finalists their wrath at each other threatened to boil over. In the first two games Ontario referees Jim Kelly and Georga O’Donaghue handed out 35 penalties. They included majors, misconducts, match misconducts and one match. Then, in the third game, they simmered down a bit, with only nine penalties and only two of them majors. But it won’t last. The record between the clubs is replete with uprisings. Match penalty went to Islanders’ Steve Brklacich in the second game of the series. Coming after several minors, a misconduct and a match misconduct, Steve was lucky to get by with a two-game suspension and a $60 fine. Things were reasonably quiet…