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November 29, 1958

November 29, 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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HOCKEY CROSSWORD

ACROSS 1—Pictured Detroit player. 6—Pronoun. 7—Solidified water. 8—Former All-Star defenseman. 12—One of the Boston Bruins answers to this 13—Hockey players use a lot of this during a game. 14—Number of points given for an assist. 15—Date in January on which Mahovolich celebrates his birthday. 16—Exclamation. 18—Number worn by Bronco Horvat h. 19—N.H.L. team with whom Jimmy Peters first played (abbr.) 21—Bucyk of Boston is called this. 22—Given name of Martin, ex Detroit player. 24—Initials of Kullman, former Ranger forward. 25—Same as 6 across. 26—Cal Gardner’s second name. 29—Anger. 30—Initials of Stewart of Toronto. DOWN 1—Junior team with whom Billy Harris last played. 2—Given name of Holmes of Detroit. 3—Former New York netminder. 4—Nickname of an assistant manager of the Maple Leafs. 5—First two letters of 7 across. 8—Birthplace of Holmes of the Wings. 10—Each (abbr.) 11—Initials of Young, ex N.H.L. defense star. 15—When he retires, Billy Harris lias aspirations of becoming one. 17—This former Ranger player is known as…

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Player-of-the-Week

MONTREAL, Que.—Defensemen in hockey are a little like linemen in football. If you don’t watch them closely, you’ll come to the conclusion that they don’t do much. Few of the top NHL defensemen ever play a bod game. For all the good ones they do play they get very little credit. Last week, after watching defenseman Tom Johnson perform for the Canadiens it became apparent that he has developed into the big gun on the Habs’ defense. In the first quarter of the season Tom rates all-star recognition. If he continues to play as he is then he most certainly will provide plenty of competition when the newspapermen sit down to decide. Johnson, now 29, and one of the two single players on the Habs, has been the steadying influence with the Canadiens…

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EHL Clippers, After Two Big Seasons, Wallow In Last Spot

CHARLOTTE, N. C.— Harvey Bennett Ken Davies (Ed. Note: This is the second of six articles on each of the teams that make up the Eastern Hockey League. This week’s story concerns the Charlotte Clippers.) The hockey fans in this southern city are undergoing a strange experience. Their team, the Charlotte Clippers of the Eastern League that won the loop championship two years ago after finishing first and finishing runner up to Washington last year after coming in first, was wallowing in the basement of the circuit after the first month of action. None of them understand what happened to the once strong Clippers. Not even Andy Brown, the Coach and and general manager. “We were able to go with a pat lineup for the past two years”, said Brown, “but this time we re going to…

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Player-of-the-Week

PROVIDENCE, R. I—Goaler Harry Lumley, long rated one of the greatest goalers in the history of the National Hockey League is still performing his magic in the American Hockey League. Now a member of the Providence Reds, Lumley this week is the Player-of-the-Week in the American League, on the strength of a pair of shutouts last weekend. Lumley shutout the Cleveland Barons 5-0 right in Cleveland. It was the first shutout the Barons had taken in over 170 games on home ice. The next night, playing at home to the Rochester Americans the Reds, led by Lumley shutout the Amerks 4-0. For 120 minutes Lumley, performing brilliantly kept the enemy from scoring. Playing his 15th season of professional hockey, Lumley has a record that is the envy of every player who ever donned a pair…