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February 27, 1954

February 27, 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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NOHA Puck Parade

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont.— Well, it finally happened !… two referees will handle the remaining senior hockey games in the NOHA instead of one referee and two linesmen… this is designed to enaole officials to maintain a tighter control of games… another point is that it will give the teams getting into the playoffs a chance to get used to the two-referee system before the playoffs when the system is always used… the move was decided at a special meeting of the NOHA in the North Bay just a couple of hours before this column was prepared for the February 27th edition of The Hockey News… still more important news was embodied in a special ten per-cent pool of all semi-final games (a best—of-seven affair, by the way!)… while only four…

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Bodnar Last Remaining Member of Famous 5 for 2 Deal, Dealt To Bruins for Youth

CHICAGO, Ill.— After seven years, the Black Hawks dealt veteran center Gus Bodnar to Boston earlier this month in exchange for younger wingman Jerry Toppazzini. Both sides are happy… Gus to suddenly be with a playoff contender and Chicago to acquire another promising rookie for its youth movement. ‘ Bodnar represented the Hawks’ last remnant of the famed five-for-two trade that sent Max Bentley to Toronto in November, 1947. All others involved had previously changed scenery at least once. Max is now with the Rangers while Cy Thomas, who went with him to the Leafs, retired several seasons ago. Besides the popular Gus, who is nearing 31 and the twilight of his career, Chicago also received Bob Goldham, with Detroit the past four years; Gaye Stewart, reportedly ready for a comeback with the…

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HOW THE RACE GOES

(STANDINGS MON. A.M., FEB. 15) RESULTS Monday February 8th Vancouver 4 at Victoria 2 Tuesday February 9th Saskatoon 6 at Vancouver 2 Thursday February 11th Saskatoon 4 at Calgary 2 Friday February 12th Seattle 1 at Victoria 2 Saskatoon 3 at Edmonton 4 New West. 2 at Vancouver 4 Saturday February 13th Victoria I at New West. 8 Calgary 5 at Saskatoon 5 Sunday February 14th New Westminster 1 at Seattle 6 MONDAY FEBRUARY 8 Vancouver 4 at Victoria 2 VICTORIA—Cy Rouse scored two goals to pace the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-2 victory over the Victoria Cougars. Vancouver—Goal. Worsley; defense: Stanley, Houghton, Dick, Lucien; forwards, Popein, Dea. Brown, Kassian, Wylie. McCullough, Hickey, Rouse, Kaieer, Kerr. Victoria—Goal: Almas; defense: Lavitt. Schneider, Lowe, Clune; forwards: Dorohoy, Bettlo. Kuzina. Reay, Hebenton, Kilburn, Abbott, Anderson, Sinnett, Achtymichuk. MeCauley. Referee: Scotty Morrison; linesman Ross Valliere. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9 Saskatoon 6 at Vancouver 2 Saskatoon—Goal: Rayner; defense: Fontinato, Milford, Parker,…

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Corriveau-Riopelle Point Battle Adds Zest To Quebec League Race

MONTREAL, Que.— As the Quebec Hockey League teams thundered into the home stretch, of its 72-game schedule it appeared certain that all seven starters would cross the finish line March 21. The carpring critics who viewed black ruin and withdrawl of one or two clubs along the course were routed in utter confusion. The same snide pessimists may rant that it will take the Quebec loop boys 252 games to eliminate one of their members from the playoffs which are to start March 23, but the practical-minded sponsors sagely point out that they have yet to find a substitute for money. And legal tender can only be gathered in respectable quantities through the post-season games on which the league has always thrived. The customers in the Quebec League cities always go handsomely for…