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April 26, 1958

April 26, 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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Philly Signs Adam To ’58 Coaching Contract

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—Well, at last it’s official. The new coach of the Philadelphia Ramblers of the Eastern Hockey League is Dougie Adam. The high-scoring winger, who played the last two years with the Charlotte Clippers, signed a Rambler contract for two years, two days following the playoffs in which his old Charlotte-club was defeated by the Washington Presidents. Adam’s salary is reported to be $6,000 per year, although there was no official announcement. Rambler president George Davis was beaming all over the place at the luncheon given by the club to make the official announcement of Adam’s signing Dougie went to work immediately. grabbing a plane for Canada three hours after the signing became official. “I want to get around and take a look at some players this year before the playoffs are over,” Adam…

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N.H.L. Statistics Available For Fans

National Hockey League fans may obtain copies of the N.H.L. Final Statistics free of charge. These handy-sized record cards Contain the final standing of the Clubs, the Individual Scoring Records for every player during the regular schedule and the Stanley Cup Play-offs, as well as the Goalkeepers Averages and the Penalty Records of each club. Requests should be mailed to: N.H.L Information Bureau, 601 Sun Life Bldg., Montreal, Que.…

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QHL May Go Hunting For NHL Backing For New Look In ’59

MONTREAL, Que.— The early pattern of the Quebec Hockey League finals gave evidence that the Quebec Aces and Shawinigan Cataracts might go down the line in an extended series for the Thomas O’Connell Trophy. Such a prospect rested well with the league brass, since Byron Higginson, president and Sid Holstead. secretary-treasurer, were hopeful that they’d get heavy patronage from the fans in the two cities most concerned now that the Stanley Cup madness and the heavy television audience so attracted was out of the way. Since the QHL itself underwrites the entire playoff structure, first concern was that the box-office would be ample to cover players bonuses, traveling expenses and all other incidentals with a little left over. In round figures $30,000 is needed. Naturally a seven game limit for the final round wouldn’t…

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Habs Take Third Straight Cup On 5-3 Hub Thriller

BOSTON, Mass.— The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup for the 10th time and the third season in a row by defeating the Bruins by a 5-3 score. The Bruins were stubborn fighters and so were their 13,909 loyal fans, who almost rooted them into a tie in the final period. The Canadiens took an early lead on fast goals by Boom Boom Geffrion and Rocket, Richard in the first period, but Don McKenney scored before the period was over. The Habitants pulled away on markers by Jean Beliveau and another by the Boomer in the second period. But the Bruins were still full of fight and came close to knotting the count in the final period on counters by Norm Johnson and Larry Regan Milt Schmidt yanked his goalkeeper ill the last minute of…