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March 9, 1957

March 9, 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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Protective Face Mask Shunned By Moore

CLEVELAND. Ohio.— One of hockey’s strangest stories of the season will have to be the saga of Jimmy Moore and how he played three great starring roles in a tremendous true life drama. He was cast in a sudden, odd twist of fate into the roles of guinea pig, victim and hero. Now Jimmy, among other reasons, is well known on both sides of the Canadian border as the older brother of the Montreal Canadiens’ Dickie Moore. He is also known as a fellow with a pleasing smile and the charming manners of a real true southern gentleman (with certain exceptions during hockey battles). In recent months his fame has spread rapidly as the brilliant center of the Barons’ sparkling GEIM line (Glover, Elik. Moore). But getting back to Moore, the guinea pig. The Cleveland News wanted…

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NOHA Puck Parade

MOST HAPPY FELLA!!!…one of the current hits on Broadway is a breezy play called MOST HAPPY FELLA … in a senior hockey sense up here in Northern Ontario this could well apply to a really wonderful guy and hockey star, Laurie Peterson of the Sault Ste. Marie Indians in the NOHA Senior “A” bracket…just a few minutes before this column was being prepared for a trip to Montreal and the editor’s desk, there was a big laurie Peterson Day to honor one of the most popular and effective players in the history of the NOHA senior hockey wars … and as everyone in the North seemed to be saying: “It just couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!” Probably, Laurie’s greatest accolade comes in the form of admiration from opposing players…

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Superstitious Athletes have long been noted for their odd superstitions, ond one of the strangest is that of little Bobby Perreault, goaltender for Rochester. As soon as there is a lull in ploy, he removes his glove ond kisses the ring finger on his left hand. New Pact The success of American League hockey in its new city of Rochester, wos climaxed for the season, with the recent signing of a new long term agreement. The Americans signed a five-year pact with the Montreal ond Toronto. HOW THE RACE GOES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27Buffalo 5 at Springfield 8 First Period 1—Springfield: Pidhirny (Slowineki, Hollingsworth)………7.41 2—Buffalo: Bettio. (Blaine, Wharram)………8.48 Penalties: Hueul 4.01, Carter 7.69 jBicnda 19.03. Second Period 3—Buffalo: Blaine (Wilson)………9.31 4—Spring field: Slowinski (Pidhirny, Hollingsworth)………13.42 5—Springfield: J. Anderson (Bionda, Sabourin)………15.40 Penalties: Bouchard 10.40, Celliens 39.19. Third Period 6—Springfield: Boone (Bionda, Ehman)………2.54 7—Buffalo: Wharram (Bettio, Wilson)………4.12 8—Springfield: Sabourin (McCord, Anderson………4.50 9—Buffalo: Bettio…

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Line Too Strong So Adams Break It Up Moving Delvecchio

DETROIT, Mich. Ever hear of a forward line that was TOO strong? Or a center who was TOO good? It happened here! The Red Wings’ potent Production Line was scoring so many goals after Alex Delvecchio became the center that Alex lost the coveted position between Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. This startling break-up did not result from complaints from rival teams, although there may have been a basis for such a demand. During the eight games Delvecchio worked on the big line, that crew triggered an average of two goals a game. General Manager Jack Adams ordered the switch because the Wings had taken a lopsided appearance which was dangerous. “We’ve got to have better balance,” he explained. “We can’t expect one line to carry the whole load and that’s what has been happening. “Sooner or later…