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February 21, 1959

February 21, 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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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Amerks Used Most Players The Rochester Americans not Only boast the league’s top scorer and tip rookie but can also boast that after 53 games they had used more players than any other AHL club. They have used no fewer than 30 players, including two goalers Of those 30 players 18 have scored a point or more. Bill Hicke leads the team with 30 goles and 44 assits for points Goalers In Abundance Every club except the Buffalo Bisons have used at least two goalars thus far this season. Rochester has used McNeil and Hodge, Providence Bennett and Lumley, Hershey Perreault and Mayer, Cleveland McNamara, Dufour and Albini and Springfield Hank Basson, Bob Senior and Claude Evans. How The Race Goes WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Buffalo 5 at Providence 7 First Period 1—Providence: Gardner, (Bionda) … 12:40 Penalty: MacQueen. Second Period 2—Providence: E.…

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Hawks’ Fans Puzzled By Pilote’s Lack Of Star Votes In First Ballot

CHICAGO, III.— Black Hawks partisans did quite a bit of howling last month when the first half selections were announced for 1958-59 National Hockey League All-Stardom and the name of their main choice — the league’s smallest and probably most underrated rearguard — dit not appear “Pete” Pilote, who looks even smaller than his 165 pounds and 5’ 10” in height when he’s beside his blue lining partner, giant Elmer Vasko, is aving his best season with definite accent on scoring the point on which NHL All-Star defenders are most often chosen The Cicago fans are still at a loss to figure out why Pilote, now 27 and in his third year in the big time and with Chicago, was neglected in the first half selections for he has been among the top…

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Emms Gets Green Light To Wing His Flyers To New Landing Strip

GUELPH, Ont.— Hap Emms, dean of the OHA Junior coaches, who might have been tagged with year’s suspension for “failing to ice team” escaped without even a reprimand from the Junior “A” Council when charged by St. Catharines Harry Watson, of making a farce out of a January 24th meeting between Barrie and St. Kitts in the Garden city Emms finished out that game (won 6-1 by Teepees) with only three men on the ice. Flyers were two men short at the time, leaving their ice brigade one under the usual quota of four. Teepees suggested that Emms be disciplined for his actions but they got little support from the rest of the Councils Staff Smythe of Marlboros advocated that Emms be “severely reprimanded and fined one dollar” while Hamilton’s Syd Bibbey said Emms…

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Dorohoy, One-Man-Bench Eyes Second Pts Title As He Opens Up Big Gap

Rockies Garry Brision, Winnipeg rookie leads the firat year men in scoring with 69 points. He could set a new rookie record for scoring and most goals. John Bucyk, now with Boston, picked up 83 points in his rookie year. Barry Cullen and Howard Glover, both Winnipeg rookies scored 38 goals in their first year as a pro. Hat Tricks Three ‘hat tricks’ were scored the patt week. Warren Hynes of Winnipeg scored four times against Victoria Wednesday night, in Victoria. Al. Nichelson of Victoria got the three goal hat trick against Vancouver in thit city Friday night and ageless Bill Mosienko of Winnipeg got his second ‘hat’ of the season Sunday in Spokane. Twenty-four ‘hat tricks’ have been scored to date SEATTLE, Wash.— The Pistol isn’t letting up now that he's within sniffin’ distance…