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May 1, 1959

May 1, 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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Too Much Zeidel, Story Of Bears Victory Over Rock’em, Sock’em Barons

CLEVELAND, O.— When the hot sun beats down on the plains of Saskatchewan and the sweet aroma from the lush meadows of rural Ontario spreads thoughts of peace on earth and good will towards men, the wounds of the brutal Cleveland-Hershey playoff series will remain livid on the bodies of the combatants. Never in the previous 22 years of American Hockey League warfare has there been such a crushing, bone-rattling conflict as these two clubs put on in battling to a seven-game triumph for the Hershey Bears. Whatever becomes of the Bears when they lock spears with the Buffalo Bisons in the Calder Cup finals, they may well be proud of the courage and vigor that carried them through this one. This was no ordinary Cleveland hockey club that finally fell in defeat in…

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Wrapping Up Another Great Season

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Dutchies Have Final Word: Winner Bv Dunnies Was Kicked Into Goal

STRATFORD, Ont.— It’s all history now, but Kitchener players and officials are far from satisfied that Whitby won the fifth and deciding game of the Ontario senior “A” title series fairly. In fact, they claim the 3-2 final victory was tainted, because the wining goal “was kicked in,” by Whitby’s George Samolenko. Goalie “Boat” Hurley of the Dutchmen, usually a mild-mannered young man who rarely disputes a decision, claims “the puck was kicked in,” and his teammate, defenceman Murray Davidson echoes the claim, as does goal judge Edward Wahl. And while the Whitby-Kitchener series is water over the dam now, with the former being conceded the better team, there could be some repercussions, because new referees were appointed after Wren Blair, manager of the Whitby club, blasted Referee Hughie McLean for what…

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

14 Ex-Major Leaguers No fewer then 14 members of the current Buffalo Bisons have performed in the National Hockey League at one time or another. Faille, Irwin, Cahan, Hergesheimer, Foley, Cline end MacDonald were with New York while Ingram, Mortson, Wilson, Gamble, Kachur, Dea and Dineen were with Chicago. Mortson also played with Toronto and Detroit, Gamble with Montreal, MacDonald with Toronto. NHL Well Represented The Buffalo-Hershey final series has players from each NHL club in action. Montreal had Gamble and Bud McPherson, Boston had Dunc Fisher, Chicago had at least seven in the series; Toronto had Nykoluk, MacDonald, Foley, Mortson, Marshall and Cahan; Rangers have at least six players and Detroit had Mortson, Dineen. Dea, Wilson. Fisher end Lelende. How The Race Goes WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Buffalo 1 at Hershey 2 (Hershey leads best of seven…