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January 10, 1959

January 10, 1959

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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Only Coley Can’t See East-West In Cup Series Again

CALGARY, Ata.—East is east and west is west and ne’er the twail shall meet. The old cliche’ has gone round and round but this coming spring it might have to meet plenty of contradictions. The talk of both the Western and Quebec Hockey League has been lately the proposed continuation of the Edinburgh cup series but the question brought to mind is it possible in the season lateness. Most folks would rather be planting their garden in May than watching “shinny” in a warm ice palace. Words of challenge came from the East when Frank Carlin, genial GM of the Montreal Royals said his front-running quintet are ready to meet all comers. “I think it would be a great thing for hockey to meet the champs of the West. I believe…

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Rookies King For Day As Cubs Make Move To Better Things In ’59

GUELPH,’ Ont.—Hamilton Tiger-Cubs are looking forward to 1959 with a good deal of optimism; no mean feat for an aggregation that in almost half a schedule had won only four games and were eight points out of a playoff berth. The flames of hope for the faltering Cubs were fanned by a 6-4 win over Toronto Marlboros in their final game of 1958. Coach Jerry Brown opined early in the campaign that he didn’t expect his club to get rolling until after Christmas. He didn’t of course expect them to fare so poorly in the first half of the schedule. Four wins and five ties in 25 starts was all they had to show for their early efforts but the win over Marlies following a snake-up of the club indicated that…

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Speaking on Sport

Toronto Star The Story A Yellowed Clipping Tells Has anyone noted the name of Orville Lavell in the Leaf shinny line-ups lately? Then try Ken Watson… or Lawrence Mitchell. Still no response. All of which is apropos of nothing at all, except that you can’t pick a stakes winner by looking at a weanling. And that’s approximately what Frank Selke, Sr., said as he glanced at a yellowed newspaper clipping which had come up with the mail. The story had been written back in the days when Les Leafs and Les Habs—also Les Hawks and Les Rangers—were engaged in some empire-building. Selke had gone from the Gardens to the Forum. There was furious competition between the two organizations—on the ice and in the front offices. Leafs claimed Round One when they tagged Fleming Mackell and…

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Philly Coach Pulls Club From Ice, Ref Gives Charlotte Game

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.— For the first time in recent years, there has been a forfeited game in the Eastern Hockey League. It was declared on Saturday, September 27 against the Philadelphia Ramblers in favor of the Charlotte Clippers. Referee George Harrison ruled that the 3-2 score in favor of the Clippers would stand. With more than 13 minutes to play in the game, Philly’s rookie coach, Doug Adam, pulled his club off the ice and refused to continue until the goal for which his club was shooting was repaired. The metal base that holds up the side pipes was exposed instead of being below ice as it is supposed to be. Adam demanded that the Clippers fix it before the game continued. But Charlotte coach Andy Brown, for who Adam played last year as a…