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November 30, 1957

November 30, 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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N.Y. Players Provide Explanations About Club’s New 1st Place Status

NEW YORK, N.Y. — For the first time in 16 years the New York Rangers are talking first place. Some of them believe they are the best in the world, others insist they are Montreal’s equal while a few doubters attribute the Blueshirt surge to good fortune. Whatever the formula, it wasn’t since 1941 that a Gotham club beat Les Canadiens in a-home-and-home series. This feat, repeated Nov. 17th 1957, catapulted the Blues temporarily into first and started the gabbing. Checking and Scorers “Nobody can beat us the way we’ve been checking,” said Lou Fontinato. “We’ve got so many scorers even I don’t know who the hell is going to put it in next.” Someone launched a rumor that the Rangers were “getting all the breaks” and figured to flop shortly. No, they can’t say we’re…

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Player-of-the-week

Gord Howe … Detroit Red Wings DETROIT, Mich. — Gord Howe, more than anyone else is responsible for the Detroit Red Wing climb out of the cellar during the post week. The big fluid and overpowering right winger from Saskatoon, Sask. figured prominently in scoring plays in all three of Detroit’s games during the past week. In addition, he played about 40 minutes of each game and was a tower of strength defensively and in penalty killing roles. On Nov. 20 against New York, Howe assisted on the only Detroit goal as the clubs played to a 1-1 tie. On Nov. 23 against Toronto, Howe scored one of his team’s two goals as the Wings moved out of the cellar by edging the Leafs 2-1. The two clubs had been deadlocked for bottom place. On…

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See NHL Game Then Meet Rocket Are Main Wishes

MONTREAL, Que.—First they wanted to see a National Hockey League game, next they were anxious to meet Maurice (The Rocket) Richard. The Russian hockey players upon arrival at Dorval (Montreal Airport) two hours late at 2 a.m., gave the impression that hockey is their business and with which they were more interested than sight-seeing. A slight misunderstanding arose when immediate plans were outlined by Bob LeBel of Chambly. Que., president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. He told them they would be taken on a trip to Niagara Falls. They thought he meant today. The sight-seeing jaunt is booked Thursday. No. what about a hockey game? When told Maple Leafs were playing Chicago tonight at Maple Leaf Gardens, in Toronto, they nodded enthusiastically. This was for them. Next they wanted to know about…

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Q.H.L. Secretary-Treasurer Sid Holstead To Be Honored As Montreal’s Sports Executive Of Year

MONTREAL, Que.—Sid Holstead, secretary-treasurer of the Quebec Hockey League is to be signally recognized. At the 25th annual banquet of the Sportsmen’s Association of Montreal, at the Windsor Hotel, December 2, Holstead is to be awarded the Jimmy Foley Memorial Trophy, symbolic of the outstanding sports executive of the year in Canada’s metropolis. This sportsmen’s group is unique in its field. Headed by a big directorate slate and associate directors in the metropolitan area the Sportsmen’s Association of Montreal confines its activities to two main events. In June or July each year it holds a big golf tournament at one of the bigger clubs in Montreal environs. In recent years Lachute, Golf and Country Club, 50 miles from the heart of Montreal has been the scene of action. Duffers vie with par-breakers…