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July 1, 1958

July 1, 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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Reigle Dots Contract To Teach Swedes Again

NORTH BAY, Ont.— EDMOND (RAGS) REIGLE is one of the few Canadians in hockey with the distinction of being able to tour Europe — he does so in the course of his duties as director of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association — and get paid for his efforts. The North Bay resident recently signed another one-year contract to return to the land of Smorgasbord in the fall and continue the tack of improving the standard of play in that hockey-crazed country. In case you’re a late arrival, Reigle is the chappie who steered the North Bay Trappers within two goals of the Allan Cup two winters ago in his rookie year in the coaching business before accepting the Swedish position. Reigle, an outstanding defenceman with Cleveland Barons for many years in the American League,…

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Braves Send An Early Smoke Signal: Arbour Saint To Lead Attack

CHICAGO, Ill.— The Black Hawks last month added some French dressing to their 1958-59 lineup as they barged through what many hockey experts had come to suspect was an impassable barrier. The purchase of defenseman Dollard St. Laurent from the Canadiens was announced as for “an undisclosed sum.” St. Laurent, who probably carried a price tag of $25,000 or even a little more, thus became the first Montreal blueline regular to be dispatched to another National League club in over a decade. The Canadiens have had rather fabulous success with just four rearguarding mainstays for some years now. The only other stalwarts to depart from such “Big Four” alignments in the past nine years were Kenny Reardon and Emile Bouchard who both retired. It was, as a matter of fact, the development of…

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All Smiles In New Deal

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Butch Pulls Out A Winner Again