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January 7, 1956

January 7, 1956

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New Haven Blades Hard On Opposition At Home With 13 Straight Wins

NEW YORK, N.Y.— With thirteen wins in as many home games, the league leading New Haven Blades are within striking distance of the all-time EHL record of seventeen. Coach Don Perry’s charges, who also own the best road mark in the loop, could tie the mark set by the Boston Olympics during the 1943-44 campaign, early in January. The second place Washington Lions have obtained goalie Jimmy Mattson from Fort Wayne as they seek to over take the Blades. Mattson, an American boy, replaces Norm Defelice who was returned to Hershey of the American League. Only one point now seperated the other four clubs, as Baltimore and Clinton are tied for third, and Johnstown and Philadelphia are tied for fifth place in the standings. Snap Losing Streak Clinton’s losing skien was halted at six, when…

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Boston Can Still Finish In Third Place This Year Says Prexy Walter Brown

BOSTON, Mass.— When a hockey team suddenly falls below its anticipate crate of victory production, what are the alternatives facing its operators? There are two rather obvious ones. The first is to break up the losing team by demoting firing or trading players and, by promoting, hiring or trading, assemble a new team. The second is to be patient with the losing team. That’s the alternative chosen and pursued by officials of the Boston Bruins since the Bruins’ winning knack deserted them in November. The Bruins started the season doing well and promising to do better. Since the early weeks they’ve been struggling, and they are heading into the new year still struggling. The easy out for club officials would have been a general shakeup, demotion of players who have had trouble hitting their strides and promotion…

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Royals Snap Slump With Four Straight Victories

MONTREAL, Que.— Biggest news of the holiday period in the Quebec Hockey League is the resurgence of the Royals. Though journeymen at the sports writing trade have been found guilty of over-working old man whiskers in their stories, this was truly like a visit from Stanta Claus, not only to Frank Carlin and Elmer Lach, the harassed leaders of the Royals, but to George M. Slater, president of the QHL. It’s granted that Royals hold the key to prosperity in the QHL, and have done so practically every season since Jean Beliveau, the bonanza boy, departed from Quebec Aces, to find greater fortune with NHL Canadiens. Poor Attendance Poor attendance in Montreal, which is a natural coefficient to a poor team, not only puts a crimp in the league coffers generally, but casts a shadow…