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October 20, 1956

October 20, 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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SIDELIGHTS

(as seen in The Montreal Herald) Come next grass devotees of the shinny pastime in the Canadian Capital will likely be able to boast they have seen more class hockey than any metropolis outside of the National Hockey League wheel. Toe Blake has already taken his Stanley Cup champions to Ottawa where they played to more than 5,000 Auditorium clients. All five of the other NHL teams are booked for later appearances Boston Bruins. Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Toronto Mapla Leafs. Each of the Quebec League teams of course makes two appearances in competition with. Ottawa’s adopted Baby Habs, who’ll be bolstered to bring them up to a minor-pro level in conflict. Then there’s the Laurier Cup competition which brings in the best of the Ontario…

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Canadians Open ‘56-57 Season With Club Which Won NHL Title

MONTH EAL, Que.— Pround holders of the Stanley Cup. and traditionally one of the most colorful clubs in hockey, the Montreal Canadians opened the new season with a set team. Shorn of two veterans and without a rookie in their line-up, the Habs banked another thrust at the National Hockey League championship on the main body of the squad that carried them triumphantly through a 70-game schedule last season and’ the playoffs. The mauling men were Ken Mosdell, now with the Chicago Black Hawks, and ex-captain Butch bouchard, who retired after the final cup game against Detroit. “We plan no changes at all,” said Coach Toe Blake. “The 16 men who competed in the all-star game will be our team for 1956-57 unless circumstances are altered and reinforcements are necessary.” Four Sophomores A year ago the…

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Controversies Unsettled In OHA Sr. Loop

STRATFORD, Ont.— The western group of the senior “A” OHA opens the 1956-57 season Oct. 19, with Windsor Bulldogs meeting the Indians in Stratford and the Kitchener Dutchmen visiting Chatham for a tussle with last season’s champion Maroons. The final game of the schedule, which calls for each of the five teams to play 48 games, including home and home fixtures with Sudbury Wolves, Sault Ste Marie, Ont. Greyhounds, North Bay Trappers and Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Indians, of the NOHA, will wind up Feb. 20, when Kitchener Dutchmen play in Stratford. But before the schedule opens there are a number of problems to be ironed out, chief of them being releases and tranfers of players among OHA and NOHA clubs. Two of these, at least, are of a controversial nature, and…

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Rochester Amerks Boast; A Fine Blend Of Youth Plus Experienced Stars

ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Billy Reay’s Rochester Americans, newest addition to the American Hockey League, find that they have an extra rugged schedule as they face seven opponents — in a six-team league. Five of the foes — Cleveland. Buffalo. Hershey, Providence. and Springfield — the talent assembled from the rosters of the Montreal Canadians and Toronto Maple Leafs may be able to handle. The other two since the players aren’t confronted by them in ice combat may prove tougher. One is the Rochester Royals, the city’s representatives in the National pro basketball league. There is no doubt that the Americans and Royals are competing for fan interest — and ticket dollar. The Royals, while an established organization, have been suffering from a lessening in public interest in recent seasons. There has been talk, at various times,…