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April 17, 1954

April 17, 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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Nelson Wins Opener From Penticton V’S

NELSON, B.C.— Willie Schmidt’s Nelson Maple Leafs held the Penticton V’s to a 4-4 overtime tie in the second game of the best-of-seven Savage Cup final series played in Nelson. The tie enabled the Maple Leafs to maintain the one game edge that they built up over the V’s by winning the series openei’ 5-4 in Nelson. The Leafs had to overcome an early 3-1 lead by the Penticton team to gain the split in. points. In the series opener, the Leafs took an early lead when Don Appleton scored 46 seconds after the game started. Jack McDonald tied the score for the V’s at the 11 minute mark of the period and Jack McIntyre gave Penticton a 2-1 lead just before the session ended. In the second period, goals by Appleton and…

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Season Cate Receipts Up in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y.— While their second-half rush fell short of a place in the playoffs, the Rangers did manage to make friends and influence people. At the season’s end, they showed an increase of 22 per cent in home attendance and about 25% in the gate. They played before 373,098 (average, 10,660) in 1953-54, as compared to 305,451 in 1952-53. Bones Raleigh is acting as both captain and coach of a team of Rangers that is touring the Maritime provinces. His squad comprises Nick Mickoski, Eddie Kullman, Harry Howell, Leo Reise, Jack Evans, Ivan Irwin, Paul Ronty, Dean Prentice, Camille Henry, Aldo Guidolin, Johnny Bower and trainer Frank Paice. Wally Hergesheimer-was allowed to leave the hospital just long enough to receive the West Side Trophy (for Rangers’ MVP) prior to the final game…

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Five Teams Used More Than Twenty Players Allowed Under Draft

CHICAGO, Ill.— With the National Hockey League’s draft revisions cutting the number of players that can be held by any club to 18 (exclusive of two goalies regardless of age) a potential high of 72 skaters could be claimed by teams other than those with whom they have previously been designated as property. Naturally, nothing near this number are expected to be effected, but it is evident that definite help should no longer be too far from the grasp of Chicago and the other squads that have often Bhown need for assistance. The Black Hawks, by virtue of their cellar finish this year, will have first pick. It is interesting to note that 25 players over the 18 limit saw action this season in the NHL with five of the six league members.…

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McNeil Answers Irvin’s SOS

Sawchuk Saves On Baldy’s Blast…