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December 19, 1953

December 19, 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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Irvin Reiterates Earlier Demand, Says “Two Refs Now a Necessity”

MONTREAL, Que.— Every season unexpected developments occur in the arenas of the National Hockey League to add spice and controversy to the game. This year the Montreal Canadiens, most penalized team in the league, played games on two consecutive nights in which queer rulings made the headlines. First there was the rhubarb in Toronto which ended on a ludicrous note When Referee Frank Udvari banished the bench reserves of both teams for participating in a free-for-all brawl. Now Udvari was perfectly within his rights, according to Rule 66, in imposing 10-minute misconduct penalties on those who left the benches to swing fists but the question arises: what would have happened had the fracas occured with 10 minutes to play? The game would have had to continue with only the players who were on…

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Coach Scores A goal by Playing-Coach Murray Henderson gave the Hershey Bears a 3-2 win over Syracuse Warriors on December 9. Hat Trick Glen Son mor scored a hat frick and the Cleveland Barons defeated the Providence Beds 5-4 on Sunday December 13. HOW THE RACE GOES (STANDINGS ON TUES. A.M. DEC. 15) WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9 Providence 2 at Pittsburgh 3 PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Hornets broke a fourth place tie with the Providence Rede Jn the American Hockey League by edging them 3-2 with Parker MacDonald supplying the winning goal. Cleveland 1 at Buffalo 6 BUFFALO — Donnie Marshall, the Buffalo Bisons’ clever centre score a pair of goals to pace the Bisons to 6-1 victory over the third place Cleveland Barone In an American Hockey League game. Penalties: None. Hershey 3 at Syracuse 2 SYRACUSE — A goal by playing -…

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Bruin Defense Corps Riddled, Three Remain Of Original Six

BOSTON, Mass.— There’s childhood jingle about little Indians sitting in a row for which Coach Lynn Patrick of the Boston Bruins can write a hockey parody. Patrick’s version goes like this: Six little defensemen, very much alive. One hit the sideboards, then there were five. Five little defensemen, chock full of lore. Pop. went a muscle, then there were four. Four little defensemen, ready for a spree, Up came a peeper, then there were three. Three little defensemen, alas and alack, Who would have thought it a few games back? In mid-November the Bruins were the wealthiest team defensewise in the National league. They had six defensemen, three different pairs, all playing regularly and well. Then, almost overnight, it seemed, their defense corps was down to three able-bodied players. The change took place so quickly it left Patrick practically speechless. First Bill…

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THE FAN FORUM

No Broadcast Dear Sirs, I have been a reader of your great paper for a long time and think it is tops. All last year my friends and I listened to Montreal home games every Thursday night. We enjoyed them very much. This year we have not been able to get them in Vancouver. Could you let us know if they are being broadcast and if not why? We miss them very much. I’ll be looking for my letter in the Fan Forum and hope you will find room for it. Pierre Ardan Vancouver, B.C. (The games are still being broadcast. Would suggest you ask at your local CBC outlet about why they are not being heard in Vancouver.) Where’s Bud ? Dear Sirs, I should like very much to secure information about Buddy Boone, formerly of the St.…