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January 8, 1955

January 8, 1955

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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“Wild Bill” Ezinicki Expected To Be Star Attraction In WHL

VANCOUVER, B.C.— Coley Hall is determined to give Vancouver a winning hockey club. The owner of the Canucks transacted one of the largest—and most expensive—deals in the Western Hockey League when he purchased Bill Ezinicki and Phil Maloney from the Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL for a reported $10,000. Hugh Barlow was also included in the deal. Barlow has been sent to the Canucks by Toronto on loan. He can be recalled at any time. When Ottawa of the Quebec League folded Dec. 20 Hall lost no time in completing a deal with Clarence “Happy” Day, assistant general manager of the Torontos, for the services of Ezinicki, Maloney and Barlow, who had been Ottawa’s ace line, but who belonged to Toronto. The three new Canucks were scheduled to play their first…

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Hockey’s Honor Roil At St. Michael’s

Jack Crawford Pep Kelly Bobby & Dave Bauer Art Jackson Larry Aurie Dave Trottier Jerry LaFlamme Reg Hamilton Joe Primeau Billy Taylor Nick & Don Metz George & Paul McNarmara Johnny O’Flaherty Eddie Conway Fred Hunt Bob Paul Johnny McCormack Ted McLean Red Kelly Bill Dineen Murray Costello Frank Dunlop Ray & Gordie Hannigan Paul Knox Phil Samis Ed Harrison Ed Sandford Ted Lindsay Benny Woit Fleming Mackell Leo Labine Gus Mortson Jim Thomson John McLellan Bob Sabourin Tim Horton Rudy Migay Joe Sadler Johnny Arundel Tommy-O’Neill Pat McCreavy Les Costello Willie Marshall Jack Caffery Leo Gravelle Tod Sloan Marc Reaume…

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Montreal To Honor Mosdell With Special Night, Feb. 19

MONTREAL, Que.— Kenny Mosdell, Canadiens’ All-Star centre and a strong candidate to hold his post, will be honored by Montreal fans on Feb. 19 between periods of a National Hockey, League game with the Rangers. The 32-year-old pivot man, who rose from comparative obscurity last season to score 22 goals, the highest output of his career, broke into professional hockey in 1941 with the old New York Americans. Only other player in the league who played with the Amerks is Harry Watson, now with the Chicago Black Hawks. “You hear people say a player at 32 is getting pretty old,” said Mosdell the other day. “Maybe they are but I feel as young as ever.’’ Coach Dick Irvin paid him a unique tribute when he said, “We’ve often had to get along without men like…

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Bun Cook Puts Impressive Record On Line As Barons Bid For Title

CLEVELAND, Ohio A triumphant record which rivals that of the Roman emperors crashes headlong into its greatest test in many years this month as Cleveland’s normally irrepressible Barons hurl themselves into a 10-game road invasion. The record is that of Coach Bun Cook, the most astounding in all professional hockey. Cook’s past performance chart in coaching reads along the lines of a fairy tale. Nobody could be that good—except this 50-year-old one-time star of the New York Rangers—but he has the record book to prove he is. Here are the facts as they appear in cold black type on the American Hockey League roll call: Seventeen years of coaching. Nine times first in the league standings. Seven times winners of the Calder Cup, emblematic of the playoff championship. Sixteen times in the playoff championships. Lifetime record, up to…