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October 3, 1953

October 3, 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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Pension Fund Benefits From Glitter Games

MONTREAL, Que.— The National Hockey League Players Pension Plan is the finest obtainable. No other pension arrangement offers so much as does the one devised by hockey’s major body. There are 206 NHL players participating in this plan at the present time. This includes some rookies and some of the originals. The originals are players who performed in the League during the 1947-48 season. Oddly enough the NHL Players Pension Society started on the same day that THE HOCKEY NEWS was founded—October 1, 1947. The plan is compulsory and every player in the circuit must be a member of it. There is a two-year qualifying period and a player must have two complete seasons in the National League before he can be a member of the Pensions Society. Suppose a player is shuffled…

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The Past Five Games

—1947— Played at Toronto, October 13, a crowd of 14,169 contributed a gross gate of $25,865, 10. Score was 4-3 for the All-Stars. NHL ALL-STARS: Goal, Durnan (Canadiens), J. Stewart (Detroit) and Quackenbush (Detroit); Forwards, M. Bentley (Chicago), D. Bentley (Chicago), Mosienko (Chicago), Warwick (Rangers), Richard (Canadiens, Laprade (Rangers), Lindsay (Detroit), Dumart (Boston), Schmidt (Boston), Bauer (Boston) and Leswick (Rangers). Coach, Dick Irvin (Canadiens). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: Goal, Broda; Defence, Goldham, Stanowski, Mortson, Thomson and Barilko; Forwards, Watson, N. Metz, Poile, Kennedy. Apps, Ezinicki, Lynn, Meeker, G. Stewart, Klukay and Mackell. Coach, Hap Day. Referee, King Clancy; Linesmen, Ed Mepham and Jim Primeau. —1948— Played at Chicago, November 3, a crowd of 12,794 contributed a gross gate of $23,018. Score was 3-1 for the All-Stars. NHL ALL-STARS: Goal, Brimsek (Boston) and Durnan (Canadiens): defence, J. Stewart (Detroit, Quackenbush (Detroit), Colville…

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All-Star Game History in a Nutshell

Played in Montreal’s 1st Benefit Game…

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Top-grade Turnover Drains Talent Supply For QHL All-Star Tilt

MONTREAL, Que.— The big turnover of top grade players accelerated in some respects by the switch of the old QSHL clubs to outright professional status under the banner of the Quebec Hockey League, makes the task of George “Punch” Imlach, at Quebec, extremely difficult as he points to the second All Star game. The major league draft and consequent invitations of many stars to major league training camps at scattered points of the country makes it uncertain whether Imlach will have a squad that even faintly resembles that which was selected in a pool of team pilots conducted last February by Charlie Halpin of the Montreal Gazette. It’s evident that the selectors were pretty sharp, at that, since so many of the players were listed on the Chicoutimi Sagueneens squad which won the…