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March 15, 1958

March 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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Herd, Picked On Top At Start, Finish On Bottom As Mystery

55 Tops In Goals The record for the most goals in a season is 55. Carl Liscombe, playing for the Providence Reds in 1948-49 scored 55. In 1946-47 Johnny Holota set the record with Cleveland with 52. Sullivan Holds Record George ‘Red’ Sullivan scored the most assists in one season while with the Hershey Bears. In 1953-54 he picked up 89 to break Ab DeMarco’s record of 76, set when Ab was in Buffalo in 1950-51. BUFFALO, N. Y.— The lobby of Rochester’s Power Hotel was dotted with small groupings of American League players, coaches, and front office bosses, as well as league officials and newspapermen. The league’s annual All-Star game, which this year preceded the regular season’s commencement, was only hours away. Naturally, the relative strength and weakness of the individual teams about to embark on…

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Axe Falls On Brenchley, But Chirp Says He Has New Offer

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.— Chirp Brenchley will not return next year as coach of the Philadelphia Ramblers it was learned by THE HOCKEY NEWS. But as to the reason why, it’s hard to say. Brenchley, who has coached the Ramblers for the three years they have been playing in the Eastern Hockey League, says he has received “an attractive offer,” from elsewhere. “I’m seriously considering it,” he added. But the other trend of thought is Brenchley realizes he is getting the axe from owner George Davis at season’s end and is just laying the ground work for an “well-I-was-going-anyway” excuse. A few weeks ago, Brenchley divulged he had made a plane trip to another city to discuss a position for the 1958-59 season. “I’m not getting any younger, you know,” the 46-year-old mentor reminded. “It’s about time…

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The Hockey News 1957-58

National League All-Star Team My selections for the National Hockey League All-Stars are as follows (please print):…

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Gordon Warns All But Five To Move Or Face Troubles

CLEVELAND, O.— Jackie Gordon’s blast that his Barons were loafing and that “five players are carrying the entire club” set off a babble of controversy among both fans and players. The Gordon charge came at a time when his skaters were tied with the Hershey Bears for the lead of the American Hockey League and to the man in the street seemed to take on the character of a man crying “wolf, wolf” when there was no wolf. But Gordon’s surprise statement, carried exclusively in The Cleveland News, was not treated lightly by the Barons. Concerned players in the Cleveland igloo had the grapevine listening posts going full blast almost at once. No one was quick to admit that he was outside the circle of the “golden five”. Gordon charged that five of the Barons were…