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October 9, 1954

October 9, 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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Mackell And Armstrong Set-to Features Intensity Of Bruins’ Scrimmage Sessions

BOSTON, Mass.— The Boston Bruins are going into their National League season with two separate courses of training behind them, if persistent reports are true. Much of their time at their Hershey (Pa.) training camp was devoted to sharpening the reflexes they’ll need to play major league hockey on a winning basis. But some of their time, it has been reported, was devoted to sharpening reflexes used as a matter of business by Tony DeMarco, Boston’s welterweight boxing contender. According to stories from Hershey, the Bruins have gone through one of the roughest training periods any major league team has ever had. Coach Lynn Patrick won’t enlarge on the reports, but he won’t deny them, either. “I’ll admit that we had some rough scrimmages at Hershey,” chuckled Patrick, never a Lady Byng character in his…

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Gist and Gest

DETROIT, Mich.— • THE ALL STAR HOCKEY battle in Detroit added an odd bit of sports lore to the record…it was the first major hockey game ever played in which two of the contestants wore contact lenses…Timmy Horton of Leafs and Fleming Mackell of the Bruins… Horton has. of course, been playing with contact lenses for more than a year, and wore his usual pair…they were new, in a game, to the black-thatched Mackell…“They suited me very well” said Mackell afterwards…“I think they are going to work”… Sid Abel, that tough old warrior who is out of hockey for the first time in many years, sat in the press-box, watching with interest the efforts of Alex Delvecchio, to fill his place between Lindsay and Howe…no one has yet come up to the Abel…

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Will Hawks Woo St. Louis?

Ogling The Silverware…

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Senators Put Accent On Homebrew Talent

OTTAWA, Ont.— The Ottawa Senators, of the Quebec Hockey League, will really be the “Ottawa” Senators this season. The accent will be on home brews, with no less than twelve in camp at the moment. It used to be in halcyon days that the Canadian Capital produced the players and others used them, or rather, used the perennial surplus. As happens, though, in every sport, lean years came to Ottawa and importation of talent became the answer. Thomas Patrick Gorman figures to change all that this season. Tay Pay, looking this time to go even further than last season when his Barber Poles lost to Quebec in the finals, says the accent will be on youth as much as possible this year, with youth, in this case, representing not a few Ottawa-born hockeyists. Caced with a…