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November 7, 1953

November 7, 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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Sawchuk, Reibel Dispell Pre-Season Speculation By Great Performances

DETROIT, Mich.— Terry Sawchuk was one of the two big question marks the day fall training opened for the Red Wings last September. The other was Earl (Dutch) Reibel, the rookie who had been handed the hard-to-fill center spot between Ted Lindsay and Gordie Howe on the Production Line. How Reibel has answered his particular question is a subject well known now to hockey fans everywhere, for he has become the hottest story in the National League so far this season. Reibel didn’t come into the NHL with the biggest fanfare. But he has got ravel notices since. By taking the scoring lead and holding it, he quickly established himself as a full-fledged star. And what about Sawchuk, the other question mark? All Terry has done is break away to his finest start in four seasons…

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Amherst 4th Club In NB Loop

MONCTON, NB— When the New Brunswick Senior Hockey League opens November 21, there’ll be four clubs in action in contrast to the three-team circuit last season. The latest addition are the Amherst Meteors. The other three, Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton will be back, stronger than ever, with the Moncton crew dropping the name of Hawks and becoming Flyers, which may well be a prophetic move. The Moncton crew will be a tightly knit group in more ways than one. Two men will operate tile Flyers, Mike Baig, a Moncton business man, handling the financial end of it while Ralph “Monk” Chapman manages the team. Coach this year is James “Jimmy” MacDonald. Halifax Junior Saint Mary’s pilot for some years. Jimmy is currently scouting for players who will augment the local talent, and expects…

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Stahan Blows Stack But CAHA Stands Pat

OTTAWA, Ont.— A threatened split between professional and amateur hockey, freely predicted by many observers, failed to materialize at a special meeting of representatives of the two bodies held in Ottawa recently. The special joint meeting, which brought together heads of the NHL, CAHA, and Ottawa Senator Hockey Club, was called to determine once and for all the status of three former Senator players who had lined up with amateur clubs this season. Central figures in the meeting were, on the one side, Clarence Campbell, NHL president, Y. B. (Baldy) George, president of the CAHA, and T. P. Gorman, owner of the Senators, while on the other side were players Frank (Butch) Stahan, Emile Dagenais, and Eddie Mulligan. Stahan and Dagenais had lined up with Pembroke of the NOHA circuit, the former as a…

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WESTERN LEAGUE

Empty Net Blues Three goals have been scored to date into the empty cage when the goalie was pulled in favor of an extra forward. New Westminster has been the victim twice and Saskatoon once. Wiggy Wiley of Vancouver and Wayne Brown of Seattle scored against the Royals and Steve Black of Calgary against Saskatoon Quakers. Whitewash Special —Bill Brennan, Calgary Stampeder goalie, turned in theonly shutout of the week, blanking Saskatoon Quakers 2-0 for his second zero of the season. Lorne Worsley, Vancouver’s net cop, took over the individual honors with a goals against average of 1.77 Der game… HOW THE RACE GOES (Standing on Monday A.M., Oct. 26) RESULTS Mon. Oct. 19th—Vancouver 4 at Victoria 1 Tues. Oct. 20th—Edmonton 1 at Vancouver 2 Wed. Oct. 21st—Seattle 5 at New Westminster 4 Thurs. Oct. 22nd—Saskatoon 0 at Calgary 2 Friday…