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December 5, 1953

December 5, 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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THE FAN FORUM

AHL Fan Club Dear Sir, As a subscriber to THE HOCKEY NEWS I eagerly await my copy each week. I especially enjoy articles on the American Hockey League and particularly my favorite team, the Buffalo Bisons. I am writing this letter to the Fan Forum to request pen pals who are also interested in the AHL. I wculd welcome any and all letters from such fans, who would be interested in helping me to form an AHL Pen Pal Club. We could exchange pictures and programs as well as information on our favorite teams, and I can assure you that all letters I receive will be answered promptly. So how about it, you fans of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Providence and Buffalo … let’s hear from you. My address is 59 Wex Avenue, Buffalo, 11, NY. Norma Roberts…

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Joe Finds Hockey Mighty Interesting

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— “Ah knows I could have beat Rocky Marciano with a pair of gloves like these!” So spoke former world’s heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott when he visited the R.I. Reds’ dressing room and tried on a pair of hockey gloves. Jersey Joe, looking in fine shape at 204 pounds, was in town to officiate a professional wrestling bout. It’s a sideline Joe now has, his main interest being running a half million dollar Motel-Gas Station-Car Wash outside Camden, New Jersey. Walcott was quite interested in the Reds’ hockey equipment while discussing the sport with Chuck Scherza, Bert Hirschfeld, Al Baccari and Morley MacNeil. The former heavy king, who was dethroned by Marciano, tried out a stick and expressed the opinion that “I sure would have a time trying to play hockey with…

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Providence Reds Roster

Coach: Pat Egan — Trainer: George Army No. 1—Harvey Bennett, goal No. 2—Pat Egan, defense No. 3—Bert Bourassa, defense No. 4—Ed Kryzanoski, defense No. 5—Joe Levandoski, defense No. 6—Camille Bedard, defense No. 7—Paul Gladu, left wing No. 8—Paul Larivee, centre No. 9—Al Baccari, right wing No. 10—Bert Hirschfeld, centre No. 11—Johnny Denis, right wing No. 12—Walter Pawlyshyn, left wing No. 14—Chuck Scherza, centre No. 16—Pete Kapusta, left wing No. 15—Zellio Toppazzini, right wing. Roger Dubuc, right wing Jean Leclerc, centre…

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Remember The Habs’ Lightning Line?

CHICAGO. Ill.— Let’s take a few moments to again look back at the happenings that made headlines in the hockey world in this same week during recent years. Six years ago this week — Lester Patrick, New York’s famed “Silver Fox” received his official scroll as a member of the International Hockey Hall of Fame in special ceremonies honoring him at Madison Square Garden. Nineteen seasons in the NHL saw him rack up 146 goals as one of hockey’s greatest defensemen. A collapsible goal, designed as a safety device by Bert Lindsay, father of Detroit’s Ted, was given a tryout in a Northern Ontario loop contest… Rumors that Coach Johnny Gottselig would be moved up to the front office were being staunchly denied by Chicago Black Hawk officials. Four years ago this week —…