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February 15, 1958

February 15, 1958

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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Geoffrion Leaves Hospital After An Eleven Day Stay

MONTREAL, Que. — Boom Boom Geoffrion left the Herbert Reddy Memorial Hospital here on Sunday, February 8th after an 11 day stay. Geoffrion was sidelined on Tuesday, January 2 8th in a collision with Andre Pronovost. He was rushed to hospital where he was found to be suffering from a ruptured bowel. Although they have not officially reported that he is throught for the season, it generally believed that the Boomer will have to wait until next season before he can get the blades on again. He was leading the league in goal scoring when he was sidelined. He had scored 27.…

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Indians Use Most Players The Springfield Indians nave used more players this season than any other AHL club. Including games of Sunday, February 2nd, the Indians had used 30 players. Providence is next. They have used 29. AHL Uses 17 Goalers No fewer than 17 goalers have performed for the six AHL clubs so far this season. Only Rochester’s Gerry McNeil and Cleveland’s Johnny Bower have played the complete schedule for their clubs. How The Race Goes WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5Springfield 3 at Cleveland 1 First Period Scoring: None. Penalties: Goegan and Caffery (high aticking) 14.23., Second Period 1—Cleveland: Hogan (Bouchard, Hudson)………3.48 2—Spilngfield: Nicholson (Blonda, Ehman)………8.06 3—Springfield: Ehman (Pldhirny, Johnson)………19.17 Penalties: Vejprava (hooking), 2.54, Smith (10 minute misconduct), 3.04, Springfield (two minute bench penalty) 3.04, Johnson (hooking and 10 minute misconduct), 5.12, Ehman and Vejprava (roughing) 9.34, Moore (hooking), 12.00, Caffery and Bouchard (roughing),…

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Hard Luck Leo And Boomer In Hospital Class By Themselves

BOSTON, Mass.— Hello, Boom Boom Geoffrion! Calling Boom Boom Geoffrion! Attention, Boom Boom Geoffrion! There’s a fellow here who’d like to get together with you. He thinks you and he have a lot in common. He’s probably right. His name is Leo Boivin. You know, the Bruins’ defenseman who has caught you with 1 stiff check now and then. Boivin is the Geoffrion of the Bruins, and not because he’s good for a hatful of goals a season. Unfortunately, that isn’t the reason. What you and he have in common mostly is an almost unbelievable streak of bad luck stemming from injury and/or illness. You’ve been having your troubles and he’s been having his. Just before the start of the season Boivin, a pleasant, modest little chap despite what Jack Adams says, expressed a modest hope. “I…

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Baby Habs, Like Big Brothers Feel Pinch Of Injuries, Yet Win

OTTAWA, Ont.— Things have been going pretty well lately for the junior Canadiens from Hull-Ottawa, what with first place in the Laurier Cup Standings, and a chance for the top rung in the senior OHA, eastern division. Three members of this year’s edition of the junior Canucks have a good chance of hitting the 50 goal mark in the 64 game schedule, — 36 senior and 28 junior. Top scorer so far is 17 year old Bobby Rousseau, brother of Rollie and Guy of QHL fame. Young Bobby has 40 goals in the first 46 games, 21 of these against senior competition. Right behind him is Bobby Boucher, with 36. Boucher, the top point-getter, has amassed the amazing total of 96 points in only 46 games, for a better than two points a…