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October 1, 1955

October 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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Joe Desbiens Tops Executive For Chicks

CHICOUTIMI, Que.— Jos. Desbiens heads the slate of officers in a reorganization of the executive of Club de Hockey Chicoutimi Ltée., operators of the Sagueneens in the Quebec Hockey Lea gue. Formerly first vice-president Mr. Desbiens, who is proprietor of one of the city’s leading hostel-ries. Hotel Chicoutimi, moved up to the presidency upon the retirement of W. Odilon Crevier, who will still retain his financial holdings in the club, though less active on the executive level. Joining Mr. Desbiens on the new slate are Jean-Baptiste Gagnon, who holds an interest in the local Coca-Cola franchise, as new first vice-president of the club, and Jean-Paul Tremblay, bakery proprietor, as second vicepresident. Willie Coupain, owner of an automobile agency is treasurer and Robert Tremblay, an insurance Broker is the new secretary Former rink-manager and team coach…

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WANTED

Reinstated pro or senior hockey player to be spare goalkeeper and assist in promotional work. Write to Department CGI, Hotkey News, P.O., Box 248. Montreal, Que.…

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Adams Guessed Right Again

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— There always seems to be a burning question when Detroit Red Wings start their Fall training camp at Pullar Stadium here. And, as usual, that question is answered at the breakup of camp. I have followed the Wings through all their training camps here and can state that pound for pound, muscle for muscle, the 1955-56 edition of the Detroit Red Wings is the biggest ever. Newcomers like Warren Godfrey. Jerry Toppazzini, Eddie Sandford and Gordie Holling-worth have given the Wings more muscular power than the players that have left. But the question emerged: “Did Jack Adams make a mistake in letting fellows like Terry Sawchuk, Tony Leswick, Johnny Wilson, Glenn Skov and Benny Woit go to other NHL clubs?” Better Balance Attained After two weeks of gruelling training and…

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Sawchuk Accepted Trade With Remarkable Grace, Seems Keen On Boston

BOSTON, Mass.— One of the most precarious player transactions in professional sports is that in which a member of a champion team is transferred to another team with lesser prospects for success. The organization which receives the athlete stepping down can seldom tell in advance how he will react to the change. Sometimes the player takes the shift as a challenge, and plays up to or better than his performances with the champion. Other times he does not. Over the years the National league has had many examples of both types, and this year a member of the Boston Bruins finds himself in the stepping-down position. He is Terry Sawchuk, generally considered one of the greatest goal-tenders of all-time and rate here the key to the Bruins’ future. A year ago—and for several years before that—Sawchuk…