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August 1, 1959

August 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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Aces’ President Claims Selke’s Support Lacking

QUEBEC CITY, Que.— Ovila Cote, president of the Quebec Aces hockey club, said that Frank J. Selke, managing director of the Canadian Arena Company, did not live up to assurances he would try to get Aces and Montreal Royals into the American Hockey League. Cote, in a special statement that was both burning and lengthy, said AHL regulations require that a $10,000 cheque accompany each application for membership. “The Quebec Aces eagerly sent a cheque but the Montreal Royals did not do so. “Through this act alone Mr. Selke risked compromising the entry of Montreal Royals and that of Quebec Aces because everyone knows our club could not hope to enter this league unless Royals also joined,” the statement said. “We are now convinced that from the start of steps undertaken by us to obtain…

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Blues Take Stratton From Barons For Guidolin

NEW YORK, N.Y.— In an effort to plug the gaping center ice hole, the New York Rangers have acquired tall Art Stratton from the Cleveland Barons in exchange for Aldo Guidolin, cash and an option on another player to be named in the future. Stratton, a 24‒year old, 6-1, 18 0 pounder, was fully scouted by the Ranger brass in the spring American League playoffs. “He impressed me with his desire,” coach Phil Watson enthused. “I travelled around with Cleveland for five or six days and watched Stratton. He’s a serious boy.” Whatever he does on Broadway ice, Stratton’s minor league credentials are good. He rose from bantam to juvenile to junior A in Manitoba leagues then spent a year with St. Catherines in the OHA circuit. He played senior for North Bay and turned…

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PILOUS BECOMES HOCKEY OWNER

ST. CATHARINES, Ont.— Rudy Pilous, who has been everything from coach to general manager of the St. Catharines Teepes, has finally bought out the hockey club. General manager since 1951 and team coach until two years ago, Pilous has taken over complete control of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A club. He assumes the position of owner, president and general manager. He will, however, continue on as coach of the Chicago Black Hawks of the National League. Pilous became sole owner with the purchase of shares belonging to George Stauffer, president of the club since 1946. Stauffer remains on the directorate. Pilous came to St. Catharines to play senior hockey and was instrumental in founding the old St. Catharines Falcon junior club in 1942. Stauffer assumed the presidency of the club in 1946 and brought Pilous…

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PERINI SAYS AHL COULD BECOME PART OF SECOND MAJOR LEAGUE IN HOCKEY

IS HE HEADING FOR NEW PASTURES?…