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November 3, 1956

November 3, 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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Muzz Patrick Predicts Ron Murphy Will Lead Ranger Goal Getters

NEW YORK. N.Y.— Muzz Patrick, the Rangers’ General Manager, predicts that Ron Murphy will he the leading Rangers goal scorer in 1956-57! We repeat for the benefit of those skeptics and others suffering from poor eyesight. Muzz Patrick predicts that Ron Murphy will be the leading Ranger goal scorer in 1956-57. Hard to believe, eh? Well, don’t sell Muzz short. He predicted the NHL standings exactly right last season so maybe he’s got something there when it comes to Murphy. “Say. Muzz, do you think Murphy has enough on the ball (or should we say “puck”) to top such prolific scorers as Andy Hebenton, Andy Bathgate and Danny Lewicki?” “That’s right. Of course, until this season I didn’t think he had it in him but we’ve got a new’ Murphy this year.” “Why the optimism…

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

“Badman” Don Cherry of Hershey is the AHL’s badmon to date with 29 penalty minutes. Tops The List Bo Elik of Cleveland Barons is the AHL’s top pointmaker with 14 points. HOW THE RACE GOES ALL-STAR GAME TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 4054 All-Stars 0 at Providence 4 First Period 1—Providence: Bartlett (Brangian, Cyr) … 11.12 2—Provindence: Henry (Cline, Laribee) … 15.37 Penalties: Haitlelt 3.40. Bailey 14.46. Second Period 8—Providence: Cyr (Kabel, Haitlelt) … 4.40 Penalty: None. Third Period 4—Providence: Blair (Row, Bartlett) … 14.33 Penalties: Glover 2.40, McAvoy 14.48 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 Hershey .3 at Cleveland 2 First Period 1—Hershey: Kullman (Price, Nicholson) … 7.16 2—Hershey: Hassard (Solinger Mathers) … 13.37 3—Cleveland: Hayden (Stearns, Faille) … 19.55 Penalties: Poliziani 2.21, Cushenan 2-56, Cherry 9.26, Ziedel 10.10. Second Period 4—Hershey: Kullman (Nicholson, Price) … 8.28 Penalty: Shvetz 11.15. Third Period 5—Cleveland: Elik (Moore. Kraftcheck) … 2.01 Penalties: Mayer 7.37, Vejprava major 9.35. Cherry Major 9.35, Cushenan 15.54. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 Hershey 5 at Spring-field…

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Bruins’ Gerry Toppazzini Finally Finds His Niche As Prolific Right Winger

BOSTON, Mass.— After years of bouncing from one position to another on short notice, Jerry Toppazzini finally seems to have found a niche for himself with the Boston Bruins. For the past four years the 25-year-old Toppazzini was the National League’s most Versatile player, a veritable Jack-of-all-trades. As an employee of the Bruins, Chicago, Detroit and the Bruins again he played all positions, filled all assignments. Once, in an exhibition game, he even played goal for a short stretch. But so far this season he has been a Johnny One Note. The former one-man team has been playing right wing exclusively. His permanent status at the position may end at any moment, but for the moment Toppazzini is a right wing and enjoying the novel feeling. “I’ve never paid much attention to such details.” Observed the…

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British League Underway With Tigers On Top

LONDON. England.— Seven thousand fans yelled their heads off at the re-opening of Harringay Arena tor the 1056-57 season on October 20. Brighton Tigers, early season favourites to cop; the honours, beat out the: local Racers 5-2 in a stor-my turbulent game in which Brighton goaltender Tony Parisi had to take? refuge in his net from? fireworks thrown by home supporters. Referees Leacock and Clancy handed out twenty penalties with Tigers scoring four times when the: home team was shorthanded. Man of the match was Joe Connors who picked up a neat hat-trick for Tigers but there was hope for Racers in a four-star; performance from Bill Robinson. The former Ottawa Senator, a rookie in the British League at the age of 34, served notice that he’s going to be one of the smartest…