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December 11, 1954

December 11, 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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INSIDE STUFF About Fleming Mackell

STATISTICS: Born in Montreal, P.Q. April 30, 1929. 5’8½ “, 163 lbs. Plays centre or right wing. Is of Irish and French descent and was a star with St. Michael’s College Juniors. Turned pro with Toronto in 1947-48, and was traded to Boston in 19 51-52 season. SUPERSTITION—IF ANY: Is not the least bit superstitious. FAVORITE FOOD BEFORE A GAME: Steak or eggs. FAVORITE FOOD ANYTIME: Outside cut of roast beef. FAVORITE PLACE TO LIVE: Hudson, P.Q. FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT: Ireland. FAVORITE NHL CITY ON THE ROAD: Montreal (His parents live there). FAVORITE READING MATERIAL: Books like the “Big Fisherman,” or anything in a fairly serious vein. Thomas Mur ton rates high on his list of authors. FAVORITE RECREATION: Ping pong and tennis. MOST ENJOYABLE MOVIE: “Gunga Din.” BEST ACTRESSES: Jeanne Crain and Jean Simmons. BEST ACTORS: Marlon Brando and Rod Steiges. FAVORITE GIRL VOCALIST: Ruth Brown. FAVORITE MALE VOCAL IST: Sammy Davis Jr. MOST POPULAR…

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Mosienko Now Sole Survivor of Original Black Hawks with Gadsby, Conacher Gone

CHICAGO, Ill.— The recent transfer of Bill Gadsby and Pete Conacher from the Black Hawks to the Rangers for Allan Stanley and Nick Mickoski cut the number of home-brewed and exclusively used skaters under Frank Eddolls’ wing to one—veteran winger Billy Mosienko who has been consistently valuable year after year. The dealing of Gadsby was often considered practically unimagin able until the staggering house cleaning in the Chicago hockey forces began last spring. This was the start of his ninth year in the NHL and with the Hawks. Conacher was launching into his third sihedule with the squad. With the arrival of Mickoski and Stanlef, Eddolls found himself equipped with players from every other team in the National League. Metro Prystai and Al Rollins were actually Hawk products, but they hit a number…

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“One-Legged” Baldy Missing Stardom Due To His Legs

MONTREAL, Que.— If hockey were played on one leg Calum MacKay of the Canadiens would be a Na tional Hockey League star. The trouble is that he seldom gets a chance to skate on two sound limbs. Last season MacKay missed 2 3 games owing to his gimpy legs and now the hard-skating left winger is out of action again. Recently in Chicago he took a bad spill and his leg twisted under him as he tumbled to the ice. Upon his return to Montreal, Dr. Laird Wilson cut the cartilege from his right knee, an operation similar to one performed on Ed die Mazur prior to the start of the season. MacKay was expected to be hospitalized for about 10 days and then he will have to hobble on crutches for a while.…

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Complete AHL Scoring

(Including Games of Sunday, November 28, 1954) BUFFALO CLEVELAND HERSHEY PITTSBURGH PROVIDENCE SPRINGFIELD…