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January 2, 1954

January 2, 1954

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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WHL Goalers Benefit By ‘No Charge’ Rule

SEATTLE, Wash.— What happens to a goalkeeper’s average when a goal is scored against his team when he has been substituted for an extra attacker and his goal is left unattended. This question caused quite a rhubarb the other night at Civic Ice Arena when several fanatic Seattle followers waged a bitter dispute over the matter. Here’s what the Western Hockey League official rule book states: Rule 40 (b) … “Goals scored when the goalkeeper has been removed from the ice. will not be charged against the goalkeepers’ record.” The American League has the same rule but the National and Quebec Leagues do not. In the NHL and the QHL the goalie is charges with every goal scored against his club regardless of whether he’s in his goal or not. Would you say the…

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Boucher Blasted the Leafs

CHICAGO, Ill.— Let’s take a few moments to again look back at happenings that made headlines in the world of hockey in the not too distant past. Six years ago this week — Detroit’s Harry Lumley was tabbed a real firebrand goalie after being hit with eight minutes in penalties in ht first 30 games… Norm Dawe, well known Quebec and Canadian amateur hockey executive, died from a heart attack only hours after an NHL game at the Montreal Forum. The fabulous Rabbit McVeigh was a new addition to the the American League refereeing staff… New York Rangers’ i rank Boucher blasted the Toronto Maple Leafs as “the worst team in the league for holding, tripping and interfering.” This brought a yell of “Cry baby” from Leaf boss Conn Smythe. Four years ago this…

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Laprade Calls Frank Boucher, “I Think I Can Help You Win,”

NEW YORK, NY.— This was a quiet afternoon in the hockey office of the New York Rangers When the phone rang. It was Port Arthur, Ont., calling. The man on the other end wanted Frank Boucher. “Hello,” said the Rangers’ manager-coach. “Hello.” said the other fellow. “This is Edgar Laprade.. How are you?” “Good to hear from you, Edgar,” said Frank. “How are you doing?” “Not bad,” said Edgar. “I’m up to my ears at the moment with an arena to run and a sporting goods store, but I think I can help you. How would you like me to join you.” “I’d like it fine,” Frank said, remembering how Edgar even in his last moments with the Rangers scored a goal and killed off penalties. “Could you join us soon?” “By December 28,” said Laprade. “I’ve…

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Hockey Crossword Puzzle

ACROSS 1—Chicago player shown in centre. 6—Initials of Asmundson, ex NHL player. 7—Initials of a Boston rearguard. 9—One of the Black Hawks. 11—First two letters of Iliad. 12—Number of games Ed Sandford missed last season. 13—Pronoun. 14—Ivan Irwin played several games with this NHL club (abbr). 16—“Dutch” Reibel’s is 23. 15—Initials of a Boston forward. 19—Complete initials of Leo Reise. 20—Short for given name of Pike, ex Ranger player. 22—Given name of Macintosh who played for Rangers last Reason.* 23—Kenny Mosdell’s nickname. 26—First name of a Toronto defenseman. 27—Given name of Arbour of Detroit. 29—First name of AHL scoring champion of 1952-53. 33—Walter Buswell once played with this NHL team. DOWN 1—This Ranger once played for Cleveland Barons. 2—Wears N. 21 for the Leafs. 3—Eddie Mazur could be described as this. 4—Chicago player who recently retired. 5—Otherwise. 3—Edmonton’s goalie is called this. 10—Played with Detroit last season. 15—Bob Bailey’s second name. 17—“Doc” Couture’s initials. 21—Initials of Nighbor, old time…