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April 16, 1955

April 16, 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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WESTERN LEAGUE

Doc Tops Gerry (Doc) Couture leads all Western Hockey League playoff point makers with three goals, five assists for eight points. Most Goals Steve Witiuk of the Calgary Stam peelers is the top WHL playoff marksman with five goals in as many games to date. HOW THE RACE GOES Series “A” (Edmonton wins best-of-seven semi-final 4-1) Series “B” RESULTS TUESDAY MARCH 22nd Vancouver 6 at Edmonton 2 Calgary 7 at Victoria 2 THURSDAY MARCH 24th Calgary 5 at Victoria 3 Vancouver 0 at Edmonton 3 SATURDAY MARCH 26th Vancouver 1 at Edmonton 4 MONDAY MARCH 28th Edmonton 3 at Vancouver 2 Victoria 3 at Calgary 2 TUSESDAY MARCH 29 Victoria 0 at Calagry 5 WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 Edmonton 4 at Vancouver 2 THURSDAY MARCH 31 ….Victoria 1 at Calgary 2.… TUESDAY, MARCH 22 Calgary 7 at Victoria 2 (Calgary leads best-of-seven series 1-0) Calgary: Stevenson, A. Michaluk, M. Quackenbush, Barry. Pargeter, Witiuk, Kyle, Couture, Coburn, A. Hucul, Lundy,…

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Regina Favored Over Winnipeg In Memorial Cup Semi-Final

REGINA, Sask.— Western Canada this year is seeing a renewal of the 1952 western junior hockey final between the Regina Pats and the Winnipeg Monarchs. The Winnipef outfit, then coached by Walter Monson, won the series back in 1952 but they had to go to eight games to turn the trick. Gunning for revenge, Coach Murray Armstrong’s Regina Pats are favored to even the score with the Monarchs in this year’s final. The winner will represent the west in the Memorial Cup final against the east, and will have the advantage of playing this east-west series on their home ice. Graduate Great Record The Pats, a real “go-go” type of club follows Coach Armstrong’s style of play to the T, carry a terrific record into the western final, especially on their home ice in Regina.…

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Detroit Gets 7th Game At Olympia If It Goes Limit

DETROIT, MICH.— It’s becoming more evident as the current Stanley Cup final moves along, that this is strictly a home ice series. After five games, Detroit had taken all three games in the familiar confines of the Olympia while Canadiens won both games at the Forum. If the pattern continues and Canadiens tie up the series at 3-3 at home on April 12, the Red Wings will have the edge since the deciding game will be played in Detroit on April 14. From a physical viewpoint, the Red Wings are in much better shape than Canadiens. The Montrealers are feeling the injuries to Kenny Mosdell, the infection suffered by Jean Beliveau and the attack of boils and blisters which struck Dollard St. Laurent. Detroit has managed to stay “in one piece’’ throughout the series…

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Cataracts Lose Bob Perreault And 1st Came In QHL Final

MONTREAL, Que.— With Vezina Trophy winner Bob Perreault at his best in the nets, the Shawinigan Falls Cataracts had little trouble capturing the Quebec Hockey League tittle this season. But Perreault got a touch of the virus just on the eve of tre QHL finals against the Montreal Royals and was unable to don his uniform for the opening game of the set. The result was that little Andre Binette was pressed into action by the Cataracts. Perreault’s replacement proved shaky in the nets and the Royals skated off with a 4-3 victory to give them the jump in the best-of-seven series. A Big Loss Binette Shaky Once the diminutive Binette got by the opening period of the series opener, he was tough to beat, but that first period, in which the Royals ran up a…