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February 2, 1957

February 2, 1957

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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Hockey X-Word Puzzle

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK Across 1.—Leaf rookie from Rochester. 6.—Anger. 7.—Chicago rookie. 9.—Requisite for golf. 10.—Short for first name of a recently retired member of the Black Hawks. 11.—Initial of Wares, former Chicago player. 12.—Nickname of Riopelle ex-Canadien forward. 13.—Name given an NHL line man. 15.—”Murph” Chamberlain’s initials. 16.—Fruit consisting of hard shell and kernel. 17.—Initials of Kwong, Edmonton football star. 18.—Initials of one Of the Bentley brothers. 19.—Name given one of Howie Meeker’s daughters. 21.—Initials of a Boston rear-guard. 22.—Prep. 24.—First name of an NHL referee. 26.—Former Detroit star known as Pete. 27.—Years ago Frank Selke — Maple Leaf Gardens. 28.—Another name for Yale. 30.—Nickname of an NHL captain. 31.—Initials of a Hawk, centre. Down 1.—One of the Chicago Black Hawks. 2.—Type of injury which Vic Stasiuk sustained this season.> 3.—WHL player with the most assists last season. 4.—Larry Hillman’s birthplace. 5.—Plays goal for Providence Reds. 8.—Wears No. 22 for Rangers. 14.—Pictured players’ brother plays this game. 20.—Wears No. 12 for…

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Sawchuk Stuns Walter Brown With News

BOSTON, Mass.— How does a hockey executive feel when his most celebrated player walks in and tells him he’s through—in mid-season? In a position to know is Walter Brown, president of Boston Bruins. His experience was provided the other day by Terry Sawchuk. Brown was seated at his desk in his Boston Garden office cleaning up the morning mail when Sawchuk walked in and told him he was leaving the Bruins. “I was surprised, to put it mildly,” related the easy - going boss of the Bruins. “In fact, I was stunned. “He told me he couldn’t stand it any more, that he was leaving the team. I didn’t know what to say in reply, because I didn’t know he had ever talked about giving up the game. “So I told him he knew how he felt,…

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On Thin Ice

The confused and controversial Sawchuk Story, which provided a week of hectic headlines, properly belonged to the writers who will cover the Boston Bruins. But because Terry Sawchuk’s off-season home is in suburban Detroit and because that’s where he headed after abruptly deserting the Bruins, it became the job of local hockey writers covering the Red Wings to move in on a strange assignment. It was punched home to those scribes that all the hockey news can’t be gathered from the Olympia’s press box. For example, consider these scenes: Scene—The corridor outside a compartment of the speeding Wolverine Flyer as it sped in the early morning across the Ontario countryside toward Detroit. Inside the compartment Was Sawchuk. Outside were two enterprising Windsor writers. They had taken an all-night bus ride to St. Thomas to…

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Hawks Poor Start Really Hurting, As Team Finally Holding Its Own

CHICAGO, III.— It was probably no one’s intention, but the Black Hawks recently completed the first half of the 1956-57 season in remarkably identical fashion to the manner in which they wound out the last half section of the 1955-56 campaign, of the National Hockey League. Here’s what we mean … Oh yes, and the Chicago team ranked last In the loop at the close of each of these periods. This fact is undoubtedly the one General Manager-Coach Tommy Ivan wants to get rid of the most and he is, of course, joined by other Hawk moguls in this respect. All of them would be glad to trade the other two half seasons involved for the pair reviewed above for this would very likely bring the Hawks into Stanley Cup competition for the first…