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April 14, 1956

April 14, 1956

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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Cincinnati Mohawks Capture IHL Title In Straight Games

CINCINNATI, Ohio— It’s all over but the shouting in the International Hockey League, and there isn’t very much of that, either. It was the same old story in Frank Gallagher’s six-team loop—too much Cincinnati Mohawks. For the fourth straight year, the Hawks completely dominated the 1HL, sweeping both the regular-season and playoff titles with consummate ease. Putting the finishing touches on their fourth successive postseason championship. Coach Roly McLenahan’s Hawks breezed past Toledo-Marion in four games in a row to put an early end to the scheduled best-of-seven series. After taking the first two contests from the Mercs, 3-0 and 5-4 in double overtime in Cincinnati, the action switched to Toledo. Here, the Queen Cityans applied the pressure to wind matters up by downing the northern Ohians, 4-1 and 2-0. Won Seven Straight The two victories in…

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Montreal Ends 12-Game Skein In Motor City

DETROIT, Mich.— Who says 13 isn’t lucky? Not the Detroit Red Wings and that’s for sure! Maybe the Montreal Canadiens! Because of that pesky number, or at least partially because of it, the Wings find themselves on the short end of the 3-1 count in games in the Stanley Cup final series against the mighty Canadiens. Where does the 13 center the picture? In twelve playoff meetings between the Habs and Wings prior to the fourth game of this year’s final, the home team had always triumphed. This long series of “home ice wins” goes all the way back to April 9, 1954, the last time a visiting team managed to come up with a victory in a Detroit-Montreal series. On that occasion Ken Mosdell scored in overtime to give the Habs a 1-0 victory over the…

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“Never Expected Clean Sweep” Says Philosophical Toe Blake

DETROIT. MICH.— Sport folk believe in jinxes. Psychiatrists say they don’t exist, that matters aren’t influenced by such intangibles. How then can they explain the fact that the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings can’t win playoff games on each other’s ice? The jinx—you can’t tell hockey players it’s a product of the imagination—persisted at least through the third game of the current final series for the Stanley Cup. It operated for the Red Wings when they shattered a 1-1 draw in tile third period and defeated the Habs, hard and haughty National Hockey League champions, 3-1. The victory was the 12th favorable home ice playoff decision between the two clubs, dating back to the fifth game of the 1954 set. Kenny Mosdell won that contest for the Habs 1-0 on a sudden death…

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Game No. 1

MONTREAL. Que.— The Canadiens powered four straight goals in the final period to open the Stanley Cup finals with a 6-4 victory over Red wings. With the Detroiters holding a 1-2 lead and bidding tor a stunning upset against sizeable uvlds. Montreal unleashed its famed power as Jackie Leclair, Bernie Geoffrion, Jean Beliveau and Claude Provost scored successive goals. The first three came in a space of slightly more than two minutes—between 5:29) and 7:31 of the third period. The teams were at full strength all this time as well as when Provost’s clincher came at 10:49. Beliveau and Alex Delvecchio each scored twice. Henri Riehadd got the other Montreal tally while Bill Dineen and Ted Lindsay also clicked for Detroit. The 13.964 fans at the Forum were shocked as Detroit mvoed into the lead…