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December 5, 1959

December 5, 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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Phil’s Only Beating Came As An Innocent Bystander

MONTREAL, Que.—Phil Goyette of the Canadiens isn’t one of those players who goes around looking for trouble. The even-tempered centre incurs few penalties. He was assessed only 16 minutes the past two years yet he was the central figure in one of the Forum’s wildest free-for-alls against the Chicago Black Hawks in 1957-58. Goyette was standing back innocently watching the rhubarb when Hawks’ Bob Bailey reached out and dragged him into the fracas. Both went wrestling to the ice. Phil looked like a disheveled figure as he skated off after the battle with his sweater in his hand. The impudent Mr. Bailey had ripped it from his back.…

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Amerk Kids Flex Muscles, Get Club Off To Its Best Start

ROCHESTER, N.Y.— Everyone expected the talent-loaded Springfield Indians to score plenty of goals during the 1959-60 American Hockey League season, but not many people thought the Rochester Americans would be just a step behind in goal production and in the standings. The Amerks swung into the season minus additional player help from the Montreal Canadiens, minus rookie sensation Billy Hicke (41 goals) and minus Gary Aldcorn (37 goals). There was some grumbling among the local fans this summer when Montreal, which had owned 27% per cent of the Americans, sold out to Toronto. The Maple Leafs were thought by many to be short on talent—both of NHL and AHL calibre. So what has happened? Rochester is off to its best start in history with 12 wins in its first 17 outings, is scoring an…

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Quotations FROM ACROSS THE NATION

A SPECIAL SHIFT FOR OLMSTEAD Jim Proudfoot, Toronto Star: “I guess he’s the only defenceman who yells ‘Shoot—shoot’ when ‘Don’t move, Gord. Just lean on me. Hold me up.’ “So thoroughly is the Maple Leafs’ Bert Olmstead carrying out his assignments this season that at least one National Hockey league team has been forced to devise special strategy for dealing with him. “Olmstead has made a career of checking the best right-wingers in the business, particularly Gordie Howe, Detroit’s ageless phenomenon. “Any night Olmstead is giving Howe a great deal of trouble—almost any time the Red Wings play Leafs, in other words—Gordie is shifted from right flanker to centre. Then, he’s either free of Olmstead or else Bert pursues him over, in which case one side of the rink is left undefended. Naturally, as soon…

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Miltie Plugs Up Newest Holes In Hubs’ Leaky Boat

BOSTON, Mass.— For more than six weeks this fall young Autry Erickson sat on the Boston Bruins’ bench, his repose broken only by rare turns on defense. But everything comes to him who waits, just as Lynn Patrick predicted, especially if “him” is a Bruins’ defenseman. An injury to Ferny Flaman gave Erickson a chance to play—and pinpointed Patrick’s ability to analyze the team of which he is manager. In an earlier discussion of Erickson’s comparatively inactive status, Patrick said, “We’ll need him one of these nights, wait and see. Every year since I’ve been here we’ve had injuries to one or more defensemen. He’ll be playing.” Flaman, the spirited Bruins’ captain trying valiantly to lead his team out of a slump, hurt himself crashing into the end boards here as the windup to a…