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August 1, 1953

August 1, 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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Johnstown Jets May Seek Entry To Enlarged International Loop

Windsor Also Reported Applying For Entrance TOLEDO, Ohio— The International Hockey League will definitely operate with eight teams this year—but there is a possibility it may grow to a 10-team circuit. Frank Gallagher, president of the IHL, revealed that Milwaukee had been reinstated in the loop, bringing it up to the eight clubs. But he also said Johnstown Pa., had applied for a franchise in the IHL. If the EHL continues to operate—and there was a lot of doubt that it would—then Johnstown will stay in that circuit. But should the Eastern loop fold Johnstown will be out of hockey. “We don’t want any good hockey town to be out of business,” Gallagher said, “and we will do our best to try to find a place for the Jets. Naturally, there is a schedule and travel…

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Four Flyers Obtained By Rebuilding Bisons

BUFFALO, N.Y.— Continuing a rebuilding program that may see an almos’ completely new team take the ice come opening day, the Buffalo Bisons have purchased four players from the now defunct St. Louis Flyers. For the Bisons, American Hockey League cellar-dwellers last season, it was only the latest of a series of purchases and trades that are hoped will make the Buffalo team a contender. Latest acquisitions are Goaler Ralph Almas and Forwards Bert Hirschfeld, Harry Taylor and Ken Hayden, Almas will have the toughest fight on his hands as he will have to displace Jacques Plante as the Bison goal janitor. Plante who joined the Buffalo team part way through last season, is a crowd pleaser and caught the fancy of Bison fans with his acrobatic stops. There is the possibility that…

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THE FAN FORUM

Duck, Fergy! Dear Sirs, In the last monthly issue of THE HOCKEY NEWS (July.) there was a statement In the column of Mr. Elmer Ferguson that I would like to bring to your attention. It read, “Kowalchuk set a new penaltymark of 231 minutes, which is, in fact, a record for organized hockey.” I have one comment, ‘Baloney’! Phil Vitale, playing for the Charlottetown Islanders of the Maritime Major Hockey League, had 312 minutes in the cooler, and this doesn’t even include the five game suspension he sat out for putting the slug on a referee. That was during the 1951-52 season. Of course, maybe Mister Ferguson doesn’t include the MMHL in ‘organized hockey.’ Rod MacDonald. Charlottetown, P.E.I. (We’re certain that Mr. Ferguson intended no slur at the MMHL.) Trading Post Dear Sirs, I wonder if any of your readers…