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January 2, 1960

January 2, 1960

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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The Hockey News THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY

Founded October 1st, 1947 Published Weekly, except monthly May through September byKen-Will Publishing Co. Ltd., 1434 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal 25, Que. Ken McKenzie, Publisher Len Bramson, Editor-in-Chief Will V. Cote, General Manager Yearly Subscription Rates: $3.00 in Canada and the British Commonwealth; $4.00 in the U.S.A. and Foreign Countries Entered as second-class matter, October 3, 1953, at the Post Office at Rouses Point, N.Y., under the Act of March 3rd, 1879 Authorized as second-class mail, Post Office Department, Ottawe Printed in Canada Vol. 13 MONTREAL, JANUARY 2, 1960 No. 14…

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‘Rocket’ To Return In Two More Weeks

MONTREAL, Que.—The Montreal Canadiens will be at full strength for the first time in a month, in another two weeks. That’s when veteran Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard will return to action after fracturing his left cheekbone in Detroit. It happened on the night of November 26. With less than a minute left in the game he was hit on the side of the face by the puck from a shot by Rookie Murray Oliver of the Wings. Richard had a pin removed from his cheek bone last Monday. It was inserted to hold the boone together following the fracture. He already has resumed skating but won’t get into club scrimmages until next week.…

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It’s Annual Slump Time, But Bruins Have No Big Changes In Mind—Yet

BOSTON, Mass.— Christmas failed to arrive early for the Boston Bruins this winter. Not so their annual slump. A January regular on their schedule in seasons past, the slump turned up this year a month ahead of time. But unlike some of its predecessors, this year’s slump was not expected to create any wholesale shakeups in personnel. The reason for the prospective stand-firm policy was that the Bruins’ management attributed the slump to injuries. In the six-week period in which they lost a huge edge in points on the New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks and fell far behind Toronto and Detroit, the Bruins lost some of their few indispensables. Absentees included Charley Burns, Johnny. Bucyk, Ferny Flaman, Fleming Mackell, Doug Mohns and Bronco Horvath. The Bruins have proved in the past that they cannot win…

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NATIONAl LEAGUE

Rangers Bested Habs At Home Only the New York Rengert had the better of the Montreal Canadiens on the road last season. The Rangers defeated the Canadiens four times In Madison Square Garden. Canadiens won throe of the seven games played In New York. Canadiens scored 22 agalnst New York and the Rangers scored 23 times on the itabs. Bruins Happy In Montreal The Boston Bruins were the most successful club to visit Montreal in the 195859 season. The Bruins, in seven games played at the Montreal Forum, scored three victories over the Champions. Three games were won by the Canadiens and one was tied. The Habs scored 25 goals against the Bruins and the Bears netted 18 times against the Canadiens. The Point Parade (Including Games Of Sun., Dec. 27) RECORD OF GOALKEEPERS FOR SEASON…