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June 1, 1957

June 1, 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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The Hilltoppers and The Ice-Toppers

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N.H.L. STATISTICS AVAILABLE FOR FANS

National Hockey League fans may obtain copies of the N.H.L. Final Statistics free of charge. These handy-sized record cards contain the final standing of the Clubs, the Individual Scoring Records for every player during the regular schedule and the Stanley Cup Play-offs, as well as the Goalkeepers Averages and: the Penalty Records of each club. Requests should be mailed to: N.H.L. Information Bureau, 601 Sun Life Bldg., Montreal, Que.…

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Recruiting Conacher Into Leaf Army Sets Conn Salvo At Staff

TORONTO, Ont.— Stafford and Conn Smythe have one thing in common — their sirnames. Beyond that, Stafford is determined to disprove the ancient adage “Like father, like son.” It was in that contrary direction that the Littlest Pistol stepped when he drafted Pete Conacher from Buffalo in his first official act as Prime Mastermind of Toronto Maple Leafs’ new hockey Committee of Seven Masterminds. Father Conn, who recently retired as managing director of the hockey club, would never have endorsed the move to acquire an exclusively offensive player. “I have always been at odds with my father over Conacher, “Stafford acknowledges. But he adds that his move was not made solely in the desire to be contrary. “I’ve liked the kid (Conacher) since he was 14,” Staff says. “I was after Charlie (his famous father, who…

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Rangers Mope To Convert Ciesla Into A Defenseman

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The New York Rangers have finally given up on winger Ron Murphy. They traded him to the Chicago Black Hawks for Centre Hank Ciesla. Murphy, a graduate of the Guelph Bilt-mores was an in and outer as a Ranger and more than once was at odds with Coach Phil Watson. Last season he was sent to the Providence Reds of the AHL for not producing with the Blues. He scored seven goals and 12 assists in 33 games. Ciesla 22, a native of St. Catherines, Ontario was once tabbed another Beliveau and a junior. He scored only ten goals with the Hawks last season. The Rangers intend to convert him into a defenseman.…