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June 1, 1955

June 1, 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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CAHA Votes To Send Team To 1956 Winter Olympics

REGINA, Sask.— Many of the details are still to be ironed out, but Canada’s colors will be carried next winter in the world hockey championships in Europe. This was one of the major decisions reached by delegates at the recent annual meeting of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association in Regina. Delegates voted in favor of sending a Canadian team to the championships and left the financing and selection of that team to the new executive. It will be one of the first problems to be tackled by Jimmy Dunn of Winnipeg, the newly-elected president of the CAHA. Dunn, a former president of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association and long prominent in hockey affairs in Winnipeg, succeeds W. B. “Baldy” George of Kemptville, Ontario, who has just completed a two-year term in office. Other officers…

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Gerry McNeil Rejoins Habs

MONTREAL, Que.— Gerry McNeil, the starry little netminder who retired from hockey last season when he felt that his nerves weren’t up to another 70-game National Hockey League season, will make a comeback this year with his old team, the Montreal Canadiens. This was confirmed earlier this month when McNeil dropped into the Habitant offices in the Montreal Forum to sign a one-year contract with General Manager Frank Selke. He will seek to win back the job he surrendered last season to Jacques Plante. There have been rumors circulating in Montreal to the effect that the Habs were in the market for a new netminder and the name of Chicago’s Al Rollins had been prominently mentions in discussions on the subject. The signing of McNeil may put an end to such reports.…

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playing the field

No Snowslides for Adams “You’ve got to guess right”, Jack Adams, general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, was quoted as saying in Detroit after the big trade with Boston Bruins. “If we’ve calculated correctly, the Red Wings will be stronger than ever next season. We’re fortified at every position. We have greater depth and more youth on the club. Both of the trades should help us next year”. The other trade he was alluding to was the one with the Cicago Blacks Hawks, which preceded the recent hockey meetings here. Jack has such a reputation as shrewd trader that the Detroit hockey writers invariably turn to baseball to find his counterpart. He has been called “the Branch Rickey of hockey,” but lately they have been likening him to Frank Lane, the…

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Kennedy Wins J. P. Bickell Memorial Cup

TORONTO, Ont.— Ted (Teeder) Kennedy, captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, has won the J.P. Bickell Memorial Cup for the second time since its inception three years ago. The Cup honors the memory of the late mining magnate who was formerly president, chairman of the board and director of Maple Leaf Gardens. It is awarded annually to the player judged to be the most outstanding on Toronto’s entry in the National Hockey League. Mr. Bickell died in 1951. Lum Won Kennedy first won the cup after the 1952-53 season and last season it went to goaler Harry Lumley. Maple Leaf Gardens officials announced that the board of directors has decided to award the trophy, valued at $10,000, to Kennedy, who is said to be retiring after twelve seasons in hockey’s big time. Kennedy was earlier awarded the…