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April 4, 1959

April 4, 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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QUEBEC LEAGUE

Royals Receive Loot It was Presentation Day at the Montreal Forum, March 29 when Royals received Iwo prizes for honors in the Quebec Hockey League’s regular schedule. General-manager Frank Carlin and coach Floyd Curry received the Emile Genest Trophy for winning the league championship and the Vezina Trophy was presented to goaler Claude Pronovost by league president Byron Higginson. Hicks Top Scorer As one of the Chicoutimi “rebels” Greig Hicks didn’t stay around to receive reward for his achievement He was shown with 27 goals, 60 assists for 87 points which gave him a corpulent margin on teammate Jacques Locas, who finished second with 49-22-71. Locas 49 tallies as also the league high. Unless the league brass withhold the honor in rebuke. Hides should be awarded the President’s Trophy. How The Race Goes WEDNESDAY, MARCH…

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Final Story Told To Rangers Via Gardens’ WU Ticker-Tape

NEW YORK, N.Y.— There Were five pallbearers at the burial of New York Rangers on Sunday night, March 22, at exactly 10:45 p.m. They were Gen. John Reed Kilpatrick, president of the club, Red Sullivan, the captain, Hank Ciesla, Camille Henry and trainer Frank Paice. Only those forelorn five were around when the tired body of Rangers tasted its last breath and passed out with the Western Union wire that proclaimed TORONTO 6, DETROIT 4, GAME OVER! The breathing was uncertain but it was still there some 90 odd minutes earlier even though Montreal hung a 4-2 death lock on the Blues. Except for the a.m. writers, the Garden press box emptied and all reporters solemnly paraded into the press room adjoining the Rangers dressing quarters. Considering the funeral play of New York, an unusually…

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Blues, Bruins To Split 70G Melon On European Hop

Toronto Star PARIS, France— Otmar Delnon is a shy Swiss who wouldn’t be able to explain the difference between a slap shot and a pogo stick if he were pressed. Otmar’s racket is golf — the miniature brand — yet Otmar is in hock for close to half a million dollars for the privilege of showing Europe how big-league shinny is played. Otmar has his bankroll back of the invasion later this month by New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. Indications are that Otmar not only will get out of the barrel, but that he will show a profit as well. One thing that’s certain is that barnstorming clubs can’t lose anything but their sleep. Sharpshooting Bunny Ahearne, the London travel agent extraordinary who handled affairs on this side, made sure that all…

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Petes And Collegians Bunting Hunting After Junior Upsets

GUELPH, Ont.— St. Michaels College Majors, who haven’t won an OHA championship since 1947 and Peterborough who haven’t won an Ontario title since 1901 meet in this year’s renewal of the annual classic. Both reached their lofty pinnacles via the upset route and both took the deciding games of their semi-final series by a 2-0 count. St. Mike’s provided the major upset by eliminating the pennant winning St. Catharines Teepes in seven games. Peterborough’s semifinal triumph over Guelph Biltmores was riot an upset in itself but the fact that they ousted Hatters in five games without a loss, after Bilts had defeated them five times and tied two during the regular season, was an unexpected turn of events. St. Michael’s finished fourth in the league standings 33 points behind Teepes and despite the absence…