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September 1, 1954

September 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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Currie Drills Western Champs For Opening Of 1954-55 Session

CALGARY, Alta.— Calgary Stampeders of the hockey lanes started training for the defence of their President’s Cup and Duke of Edinburgh trophy this month. Currie said that all members of last season’s championship team except Bill Shvetz and Sid Finney would be on hand for the start of the training camp. Shvetz, an invaluable asset during the Western League playoffs this spring, has received his call to report to the Chicago Black Hawk training camp in. Pembroke, Ont., early in September… It is not known as yet where Finney will report for training. While the two may not be around for the start of training camp it doesn’t mean that they have been lost to the Stampeders. As in past years, Stampeders will open their 70-game schedule on the road. They will play their first…

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“Ageless Ott” Heller Takes Over From Blake As Valleyfield Coach

MONTREAL, Que.— George M. Slater presided at the early September meeting of the Quebec Hockey League, and then took a week’s holiday from his regular job with a large Montreal industrial concern. He felt he needed a week to concentrate on the league’s affairs and repair damaged fences. The senerity of the loop which in mid-summer had been calculated to be all set compact six game circuit was severely jolted when Forest Keene arose at the session held in a Montreal hotel and announced that due to business conditions in his city the Sherbrooke Saints asked permission to suspend operations for one year. An umeployment situation in the Eastern Townships center of Quebec province was caused by the shut-down arid part time operation of several big factories. Keene pointed out that this situation was only…

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Big Seven Still Big Seven as Chatham Stays in League

STRATFORD, Ont.— The “Big Seven” senior “A” O.H.A. seems to be back to normal again following entry of a new club from Chatham. Doubts existed that Chatham would enter after Jack Stewart, last season’s mentor, was refused an increased split of gate receipts and transferred his franchise and players to Sarnia. Since that time there were moves to purchase the junior “A” franchise held by “Hap” Emms at Barrie, along with his player roster, which petered out. Then the Chatham arena commission decided to ice a senior “B” team and had gone to the extent of hiring Don Grosso of Sault Ste Marie, Ont. as coach. This caused considerable opposition from Chatham fans and players resident in Chatham, and they combined their forces by guaranteeing the arena $15,000 for 20 home games in…

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