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December 19, 1959

December 19, 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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SJHL Thumbs Melville Bid To Run Six Team Playoffs

SASKATOON, Sask.–A bid by Melville Millionaires to have the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs increased from four to six teams has been rejected. Frank Boucher of Saskatoon, league commissioner, said that a special meeting in Regina turned down the Melville proposal five votes to two. Millionaires are currently in fifth place in the seven team league and received their only support from last place Moose Jaw Canucks. Last year the league introduced a six-team playoff for the first time. They reverted back to the four team system at the annual spring meeting. Moose Jaw officials indicated at the latest meeting that their financial plight was so difficult that they may be forced to withdraw from junior hockey next winter. Canucks returned to the SJHL after a lengthy absence in the 1958-59 season but were forced…

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Hull’s Hat First In Hub By Foe In Nearly 10 Yrs

BOSTON, Mass.–“Not how but how many” sums up the three-goal “hat trick” which Chicago’s Bobby Hull made against the Bruins at Boston Garden. Hull received credit for his first goal as the author of a pass from behind the Bruins’ net which was intercepted and flipped by Goalie Harry Lumley by one of his own defensemen. The second goal by the energetic Black Hawk was a long shot along the ice which changed direction on Lumley when it caromed off the skate of a Bruins’ forward. The third goal was a clean cut blazer from 15 feet by Hull, who retrieved the souvenir of his first major league hat trick. The three-goal night was the first here by a Bruins’ opponent since February 10, 1950, when Gerry Couture scored four goals and Gordie Howe…

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Beliveau, Moore Loved Wings Jean Beliveau and Dickie Moore of the Canadiens liked the Detroit Red Wings more than any other club, when it came to scoring goals last season. The Canadians scored 67 goals against the Wings in 14 games. Beliveau and Moore accounted for 23 of them. Beliveau scored 12, Moore 11. Litz Had Sweet Revenge Eddie Litzenberger of the Chicago Black Hawks was originally a member of the Montreal Canadiens organization. He was sold to the Hawks during the 1954-55 season. He gained some measure of revenge for being dealt away by scoring more goals against the Habs last season than any other player in the league. He scored eight times against the Canadiens. How The Race Goes (Standings On Wed., A.M., Dec. 16) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 Detroit 2 at Chicago 0 Detroit—Goal: Sawchuk;…

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The Harvey Clan Gets Full Treatment