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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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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…

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Patrick Really Hepped On Gardner, May Use ex-Hawk on New Centre Line

HERSHEY, Pa.— When Lynn Patrick brings his Bruins into Boston Garden for their opening game with Montreal a week hence, he’ll have new faces in his lineup. That’s a reasonable assumption. In view of training camp developments here, Patrick made up his mind on one point. He would award positions to players winning them. His adherence to that attitude may produce two new forwards for viewing by Boston fans in the opening game with Canadiens. One of the newcomers is a player long familiar to National League audiences, Centres Cal Gardner. The other is a generously-proportioned left wing with only junior hockey for a background, Doug “Diesel” Mohns. When the Bruins acquired the 29-year-old Gardner from the Chicago Black Hawks in mid-summer, Patrick envisioned him as a handy man to have around, able to fill in…

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Adams Quite a Socialite When Wings Are in Camp; Soo Simply Loves the Guy

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— This rabid hockey centre in Northern Michigan is proud of many things such as the famous Soo locks, beautiful scenery, military importance, and so on. But in a sportive sense they are proud of the fact that Detroit Red Wings train here every fall. And they are proud of a mighty swell hockey leader—Jack Adams. While he was born in Fort William, Ontario, Jack Adams becomes an integral part of community life here every time he brings his famous Detroit Red Wings to their fall training camp. To say he is popular is putting it mildly. Soo, Michigan, simply loves the guy! What more can you say? Into His 37th Season Jack is invited just about everywhere. He is in great demand as a speaker at meetings and banquets and…

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Long Refuses to Give In, Still Seeks Bison Berth

BUFFALO, N.Y.— The sports comeback of the year is being written slowly, painfully, page-by-page by a thinfaced, tousle-haired hockey defenseman who almost lost his life in a game accident. Stan Long, who appeared headed for National League stardom when he played for the Buffalo hockey Bisons two years ago, is the fellow making the climb back after being counted out of the sport. Long was playing defense for Victoria in the Western League last spring when he collided with Chuck McCullough of the Saskatoon Quakers. McCullough’s stick broke, and pierced Stan’s upper left leg. When they got Long to the hospital, he was pronounced in “critical” condition. The big vein had been cut right in half, a piece of the stick three inches long and 3/4 inch wide had lodged against an artery, and…