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December 26, 1953

December 26, 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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QUEBEC LEAQUE

Hat Trick Bucky Buchanan of the Chicoutimi Chicks scored three-goal “Hat Trick” as the Chicks defeated Valleyfield Braves 4-1 on Dec. 17. Braves Move Valleyfield Braves went on the war path last weekend and took both games from the Ottawa Sentors, 3-0 and 6-2. HOW THE RAGE GOES (STANDINGS ON TUES A.M. DEC 22) WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16 Montreal 3 at Ottawa 3 OTTAWA — Two quick goals In the third period by Leo Gravelle and Bep Guidolin gave the Ottawa Senators a 3-3 draw with the Montreal Royals before 3,000 capital fans. Royals: Goal, Evans; defence, Hollingworth, Hodgson, Roche, Leger; forwards, Blaine, Wray, Litzenberger, Desaulnlers, Tessier, Burchell, Meger, Kaiser, Laplante. Davis. Ottawa: Goal, Frederick; defence, Robertson, Arundel, Burega, Hudson, Bolton; forwards, Blair, Gravelie, Riopelle, Johnson, Kuntz, Giesebrecht, Poland, Guidolin, Foley. Valley field 5 at Quebec 4 QUEBEC — Rookie Roland Leclerc scored…

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Inside Stuff About…Tom Johnson

MOST ENJOYABLE MOVIE: “The Greatest Show On Earth”. TWO BEST ACTORS: John Wayne and Glenn Ford. TWQ BEST ACTRESSES: Betty Grable and Ava Gardner. PREFERS TO WEAR: Semi-loud clothes and bow ties. BEST GIRL VOCALIST: Kav Starr. BEST MALE VOCALIST: Bing Crosby. FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC: Popular and Semi-classical. BEST CLASSICAL COMPOSITION: Has no favorite. BEST POPULAR COMPOSITION: Anything by Ray Anthony. FAVORITE ORCHESTRA: Ray Anthony. BEST COMPOSER: Ray Anthonv. LIKES TO BEAD: Sports stories and mysteries by Mickey Spillane. TWO BEST RADIO AND TV PROGRAMS: Milton Berle and Jack Benny. WHEN RETIRED FROM PLAYING WOULD LIKE TO: Retain a connection with hockey. FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT: California. SHOOTS GOLF: In the high 80’s. IN THE SUMMER: Works as a salesman in Winnipeg, Man.…

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Record of a Rookie

Chrystal, Robert Bom: Winnipeg, Man. April 3, 1930 Defense, shoots left, 6’, 180-lbs Last Amateur club : Brandon Wheat Kings (junior)…

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Bears’ Fisher Aiming High Figures On 30 Goal Season

Duncan Robert Fisher failed to achieve his goal of firing 30 or more goals into opposition cages last season but this year, barring injuries and possible recall by the Boston Bruins, Dune is confident he will reach that figure. A year ago, Dune lit the red lamp on 29 occasions and would have, had he not missed nine American Hockey League games while helping out in Boston, easily reached and passed the 3 flgoal figure. This season Fisher is running slightly behind his 1952-53 production, but figures he’ll catch up shortly. In 27 games last year, Fisher had 20 goals, compared to 17 in the same number of contests this year. However, with his play-making center, George ‘Red’ Sullivan going like a house-a-fire, Fisher is hoping to capitalize on Red’s uncanny ability…