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December 14, 1957

December 14, 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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On The Sidelines

Though scarcely 1,000 fans paid admission when Royals and Quebec Aces played to an overtime 2-2 stalemate at the Montreal Forum, the occasion was not minus celebreties. Eddie Shore and Punch Imlach both came up from Springfield, Mass, and Bill Miller, of the old Moncton Hawks and the Maroons was on hand from Campbellton, N.B. Miller had with him, Dr.Alex MacLennan, co-directorin file operation of the Campbellton Tigers in the Lower St. Lawrence Hockey League, an intermediate circuit. Themedico, a jovial sort, explained that last year the Tigershad several imports on theroster, but introduction ofsuch talent failed to arouseenthusiasm among Campbellton’s citizens. “This year, said Miller, we’replaying only home-brews, butthe customers are tew just thesame. We look for better turnouts atter Christmas.“ It seems that Campbellton, which is in good hunting country doesn’t…

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Swedish Import Playing In Illinois Hockey Loop

CHICAGO, III. Sven “Tumba” Johansson, the tall blond Swedish star, being hounded by the Bosion Bruins of the National Hockey League to sign a professional contract, now playing with the amateur Chicago Vikings in the Illinois lee Hockey League, recently led his team to a 10-2 victory, scoring five points, including three-goal, “hat trick”. In only three games, while playing with the Vikings, Johansson has scored seven goals, with five assists, for a total of 12 points; enough to put him on top of the league’s individual scoring race. The victory by the Vikings, also put them in first place in the five-team league.…

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Toronto Takes Action For Ailing Rochester Farm. Give Up MacNeil

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Home ice is a big advantage in hockey, as everyone knows. Everyone, that is, except the members of the Rochester Americans Thus far, the Amerks’ road record in the American Hockey League is just a shade behind the club’s home mark—and neither one isparticularly spectacular. Rochester has only four wins and tie to show for 10 games—or 9 of a possible 20 points. On the road, the Amerks are 3-5-1. With the Ice Capades moving into the War Memorial here for week’s stay, the Americans won’t return for a home game until Sunday, December 8. And that’s just fine after a horrendous 1-4-1 home record in November. Toronto Interest About the only bright spot in the otherwise bleak picture for the Amerks is the apparent interest by the co-parent Toronto Maple Leafs…

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Baun And Reaume Prove Quality Over Quantity

TORONTO, Ont. — In this new Toronto Maple Leaf era of offensive hockey, the defense has not been altogether forgotten. Bob Baun and Marc Reaume are seeing to that. Even as their new accent on attack simultaneously moved Leafs from the cellar to fourth place in the standing and from nowhere to second in goal production, coach Billy Reay was saving superlatives for the blueline partners who are developing into Leafs' best combination in several seasons. Untouchable “I wouldn’t trade Reaume for any defenseman in the league.” Reay said of the 23-year-old 185 pounder who makes up the more experienced half of the alliance. Bann Best “And Baun has developed into our best defenseman, making the opposition take notice more and more in every game,” he added for the sophomore at Reaume’s side. It was more…