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September 1, 1958

September 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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Watson Hangs Up Blades - - - Will Sharpen Up Teepee Jrs

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.— Handsome Harry Watson, his skates now firmly nailed to the wall thereby ending a pro career which stretched back to the 1941-42 season, has been named coach of the St. Catharines Teepees of the OHA Junior “A” series. Watson, who served as player-coach of the Buffalo Bisons of the American League last season, succeeds Glen Sonmor, recently named to aid Eddie Shore at Springfield, also of the AHL. In taking over at St. Kitts, Watson remains in the Chicago Black Hawks organization, tbe team lie concluded his lengthy NHL career with and launched him on his coaching career. Rudy Pilous, who doubles as Chicago coach and St. Catharines General Manager, said the Teepee management felt “positive that Harry will do a whale of a job for us.” ”We don’t see how he…

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Hockey Hall Of Fame Opens Its Doors

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“Never Heard So Many Lies In All My Life,” Says Ross

RENFREW, Ont. — Art Ross, former general manager of the Boston Bruins and one time great player was one of the guests at the recent reunion of players of the old Renfrew Millionaires. There was plenty of story telling during the session, with Ross paying tribute to the five remaining members of the Millionaires. Said Ross: “Bert Lindsay was an outstanding goalkeeper: Herb Jordan was a Lady Byng player if I ever saw one; Newsy Lalonde, when he knocked you down he made damn sure you stayed down; Cyclone Taylor, the most wonderful player that ever lived, there’ll never be another one like him; Lester Patrick, my old pal the piece de resistance; the most remarkable of them all." Getting back to Taylor, Ross said, “he went by me so fast he broke…

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Louie Leaps In — To Act As Peace-Maker In Ball Brawl

Louie Leaps In — To Act As Peace-Maker In Ball Brawl LONDAN, Ont.— Lou Fontinato, bashing New York Ranger defenseman turned to the role of peacemaker at a recent Ontario Senior Inter-county baseball game. It was a new role for Lou, who generally Starts, and quite often finishes many brawls. Fontinato, a resident of Guelph, Ontario accompanied the Guelph Merchants to London, Ontario for the final game of the season. The winner would enter the league playoffs. After the final out, the Majors players became embroiled in a tight with Guelph players. Two Guelph players were kayoed before police and Fontinato jumped in and separated the players. Guelph won the game 9-7.…