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October 25, 1958

October 25, 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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Mosdell And Curry Put In 180 Minutes In Two Loops

MONTREAL, QUE.—Ken Mosdell and Floyd Curry are ’ no longer considered young prouts in hockey, but the two embarked on an arduous 72hour program last-week that would make many of the more sprightly performers shudder. The ice veterans, now regular members of the Quebec Hockey League Royals, left the city Friday for a two-game lendlease stint with the Rochester Americans to solidify the American League team. The duo played in Rochester Friday against Providence, travelled to Springfield for another game Saturday evening and hurried back to Montreal to rejoin the Royals for a Sunday night venture in Three Rivers. That constitued approximately 180 minutes of hockey in 72 hours, a pretty strenuous pace for two guys who have travelled hockey’s byways for a combined 27-years and are still going strong.…

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THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY Founded October 1st 1947 Published Weekly, except monthly May through September by Ken-Will Publishing Co. Ltd. 1434 Ste. Catherine Street West Montreal 25. Que. Yearly Subscription Rates: $3.00 in Canada and the British Commonwealth; $4.00 in the U.S.A, ano Foreign Countries Entered as second-class matter. October 3, 1953. at the Post Office at Rouses Point, N.T., under the Act of March 3rd. 1879 Authorized as second-class mail. Post Offlee Department. Ottawa Printed in Canada VOL. 12 MONTREAL. OCTOBER 25, 1958 No. 4 Passing the Puck NEW YORK, N.Y.— • LARGEST crowd in nine years was on hand to great the Rangers when they opened the 1958-59 season in New York on October 16… A crowd of 14,059 watched the Rangers play a 4-4 with Boston… Last year’s opener in New York drew 13,595… In 1948 the season’s opener attracted 14,262……

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Player-of-the-week

Alex Delvecchio… … Detroit Red Wings DETROIT, Mich.— Alex Peter Delvecchio is a young mon who will be 27 years of age next December 4th. He has spent seven seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and ranks third in seniority to Gordie Howe and Red Kelly. He has been a star for the Wings or on affiliate since they turned him pro back in 1950-51. But he has never quite made the super-star class. However, this might be his year. Before the season started coach Sid Abel had a problem. Without a good left winger to go along with Gordie Howe on right, the opposition could double team the Wings’ star and reduce his effectiveness., The problem was a simple on to solve. Find a player who could step into the left wing…

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Hershey Starts Two Platoon System With Goalers

HERSHEY. Pa.— Note to American League opponents-of the Hershey Bears: The Bears have introduced the platoon system into their defense, namely, the goalie department. Coach Frank Mathers sprung the gimmick in the club’s opening game, alternating veterans Gil Mayer and Bobby Perreault. And Mathers intends to stick with it until it backfires, which he thinks it never will. Perreault handles 30 minutes of the game, while Mayer takes ever the assignment the rest of the way. Against Providence they teamed for a 3-0 shutout as Hershey opened defense of its league and Calder Cup titles. The question is—who gets credit for the shutout? The league statistician should have a headache figuring that one out. “Both Perreault and Mayer like it,” said Mathers. “And as long as it works we’ll stick with the idea. It keeps them…