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September 1, 1957

September 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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THI INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY Founded October 1st 1947 Published Weekly, except monthly Mey through September by Ken-Will Publishing Co. Ltd. 1434 Ste. Catherine Street West Montreal 25, Que. Yearly Subscription Rates: $3.00 in Canada and the British Empire: $4.00 in The U.S.A, and Foreign Countries. Entered as second-class matter, Octouer 3, 1953, at the Post Office at Rouses Point, N.Y., under the Act of March 3rd, 1879 Authorized as second-class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa Printed in Canada. VOL. 10 MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 1957 No. 34 PASSING THE PUCK • BOOM BOOM GEOFFRION is reputed to be negotiating his best contract yet with Montreal Canadiens … Boom Boom likes plenty of bonus clauses for goal scoring … He finished strongly last season after missing most of the earlier games due to injuries … Apparently Marty Pavelich plans to retire…

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California Hockey Makes Progress, Four Team League May Open Oct. 9

PASADENA, California, — The California Hockey League is making preparations for its second season as an affiliate of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States. Since the league was incorporated in February of last year under California State laws, the loop has made consistent progress. Las year, seventy-five players were registered in the senior open classification. In addition, a referee’s association was formed and the loop elected an executive. Douglas Keenan from Montreal became president and Leonard Sutton from Winnipeg was named Secretary. At present, Keenan is still president, Sutton of Winnipeg is still secretary, Ray Patton of Montreal is treasurer and Bob Hannam of Toronto and Neal Creeden of Compton, Cal., are directors. Four Team loop Four teams make up the league, Los Angeles Canadians under coach Bob Hannan, Paramont Hornets coached by Ken Watson,…

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Poile Expects His Flyers To Finish Higher

EDMONTON. Alta.— A negro youngster is given “a good chance” to crash the lineup ot the Edmonton Flyers of the Western Hockey League this season. Up on a tryout basis from the Junior Edmonton Oil Kings is John Utendale who in the words of general manager “Bud” Poile. “Has a good chance to catch a left wing spot. Better Season Poile is looking forward to an even better season from his club than last year. Last year, the Flyers were runners-up to the Brandon Regals in the Prairie Division of the WHL. Poile is happy about The re-signing of scrappy Tony Leswick as playing coach. He calls Leswick a tremendous competitor, and a great inspiration to younger players. Only two of last year’s regulars will not be back. Larry Hillman who was drafted by the Chicago…

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U.S. Amateur Hockey Leagues To Interlock In ‘58

PITTSBURGH, Pa,— “Minor League” hockey in the United Slates took big step forward when representatives of the Eastern Hockey League teams met with those of the International League here on September 7. A four-point plan will have the two six-team circuits working hand-in-hand much like the American and National Leagues do in baseball. Here is the plan of co-operation: 1—The two loops will inaugurate an inter-league schedule for the 1958-59 season. This means that every club in one league will play each club in the other circuit at least one home-and-home series. 2—Plans are being mapped out for a “World Series” between the champions of the respective leagues. 3—The top players in the two leagues will face each other in an annual all-star game. 4—A waiver system, again along the lines of baseball, was set up. This…