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March 20, 1954

March 20, 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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Happy Birthday to you

March 20 to March 27 28—TAYLOR, Harry, Buffalo, forward, 1926. 29—MATHERS, Frank, Pittsburgh, defense, 1924. 31—HOWE, Gordie, Detroit, forward, 1928; MacPHERSON, Bud, Montreal, defense, 1927.…

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John ‘Pop’ Grant Dies In Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C.— John C. (Pop) Grant, 84, whose hockey playing career never advanced any higher than, ‘shinny,’ died March 1 in a downtown club surrounded by the men he adored. He died of a heart attack shortly after greeting, and being greeted affectionately, by members of the Old Timers’ hockey faction at a luncheon given in their honor the afternoon of the big game at the Vancouver Forum. Pop, who had his ticket to the Old Timers game that night, had even hired a photographer to have his picture taken with the greats of yesteryear. He even made a little speech, said a temporary “goodbye, see you at the game,” and walked into the lobby and died. Jimmy Ward was the first to reach his side. “Jimmy,” said Pop, “this has been the greatest…

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Made It Hershey Bears capped an uphill climb when they Jumped into second place, three points ahead of Cleveland Barons. New Record George (Red) Sullivan set a new AHL assist record when he tallied his 79th helping of the season. HOW THE RACE GOES (STANDINGS TUES A.M. MARCH 16) TUESDAY MARCH 9 Pittsburgh 1 at Hershey 8 KERSHEY, Pa.—Hershey Hears took ever second place in the American Hockey League standing from Pittsburgh by’ trouncing the Hornets 8-1. The Hershey victory clinched first place for the idle Buffalo Bisons. Arnie Kullman paced the winners with three goals. AHL scoring leader George (Red) Sullivan got two, despite suffering a gashed cheek from an OPPONENT’s stick that kept him out of action for most of the second period. WEDNESDAY MARCH 10 Hershey 1 at Pittsburgh 4 PITTSBURGH, Pa.—Hershey Bears spotted Pittsburgh a one-goal lead…

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Voting Rules

1—Anyone is eligible to east ballots for the National Hockey League All-Star Team, but each reader may submit ONLY ONE ENTRY, naming first, second and third choices. 2—One ballot will appear each week in the following order: goaltender, defensemen, right wing, center, left left wing and coach. Final ballot will appear in the March 27 Issue. 3—Ballots for the choice of three players at each position (six for defensemen) must be filled as indicated, with the names of players and their clubs. Use blanks published each week, or reasonable facsimiles or tracings of same if you do not wish to deface your copy, Space will be provided on the sixth and final ballot for your onw name and address. 4—Ballots must be held until all have appeared, and selections for all six positions,…