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August 1, 1954

August 1, 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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Sweden Seeks Canadian Coach

MONTREAL—If there’s a young Canadian around who has a yen to travel and who is studying mining engineering, a trip to the picturesque Kiruna district of Sweden awaits him with one provision. He must be prepared to serve as playing coach of the Kiruna Sports Club. Clarence S. Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, received the formal invitation from Klas Book, minister of Sweden recently. In the request, the Swedish diplomat outlined the job and the requirements. Any Canadian hockey player, who wishes to further his practical education and still play hockey is eligible. Just contact, THE HOCKEY NEWS, room 309, Empire Life Building, 1434, St. Catherine St., Montreal, Que.…

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Bisons Acquire 101-Goals Trio In Cullen Deal

BUFFALO, N.Y.— The rebuilding of the Buffalo Bisons, regular season titlists of the American League last season, has thus far been primarily centered upon securing outright players who starred during the 1953-54 campaign. General Manager Fred Hunt, determined to enter the forthcoming season with a “set team,” parlayed cash and young Brian Cullen, who he was bound to lose in the draft anyways, into a five player windfall. Included in this quintet were Gaye Stewart, Ed Slowinski, and Pete Babando from last year’s championship Bison six. The trio last season represented a total of 101 goals for the Frank Eddolls-coached Bisons with Capt. Gaye setting an all-time Buffalo mark of 42 scores. Slowinski, who missed a few games with a shoulder injury late in the campaign, fired 38 goals while Babando, who started late…

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Lach and Rocket To Defend Crown Won Last Year

TORONTO, Ont.— Four NHL teams will be represented Tuesday, August 24, at The Labatt Open, Scarbore, (Toronto) when hockey stars tee off for the second National Hockey League Championship of Golf. This is a pretournament feature of Canada’s biggest golf event—the four day Labatt Open for $26,500 purse. The NHL golf event will see Detroit and Boston pairs “face off” in one round; Montreal and Toronto (golf) stick handlers do the course in the other. Competition will be best-ball medal play. If two teams come up with the same best-ball score they will play a sudden death play-off. In last year’s open it took them overtime to do it, but the Montreal Canadien team of Maurice (Rocket) Richard and Elmer Lach finally downed the Toronto Maple Leaf team of Turk Broda and…

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PASSING THE PUCK

NEIL COLVILLE, the Vancouveer ice cream merchant, might buy into the Victoria Cougars, according to Dick Beddoes of the Vancouver Sun… If he does Neil’s associate will be Lester Patrick, once his boss at New York… Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen of the OHA Senior League grabbed a prize one when Hugh. Barlow of the Memorial Cup champion St. Catharines Tee Pees inked a contract for next season …Barlow was the second highest scorer in the OHA Junior League last year …Frank Currie, coach of the Calgary Stampeders, hopes to work out a deal whereby Colin Kilburn will join the Stamps next season. Currie has always been very high on Kilburn …Herbie Lewis, former star winger with Detroit Red Wings, recently had a lung removed …Herbie.is well established in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he…