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April 2, 1960

April 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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ON THE SIDELINES

• PROBING behind the scenes and between the lines of the latest audit of statistics from EPHL President Edward Houston’s headquarters in Ottawa, some intriguing dissa and data is revealed. Though Orval Tessier set new scoring records for a player in pro hockey (59 goals and 67 assists for 126 points) while toiling for Kingston Frontenacs, a last place club, the Sudbury Wolves were first with most, 310 points, justly so. It may be regarded as significant that Montreal Canadiens scored only 255 tallies in the entire NHL season of 70 contests in repeating for their league championship. But if you want to fuss about these things the major league Habs had only 178 scored against them, and so must have presented a stouter defence and keener goal-keeping than the EPHL champs.…

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Watson, Reay, Bowman, Smith And O’Flaherty Mentioned For Job

TORONTO, Ont.—Immediately after Turk Broda announced his retirement as coach of the Toronto Marlboros of the OHA Junior ‘A’ circuit, names to replace him started cropping up. However, only one name has been mentioned officially by the Toronto Maple Leafs, parent club of the Marlies. He’s former New York Ranger coach Phil Watson. It is reported that Phil can have the job is he wants it. Others who are considered candidates for the job are Marlies’ General Manager Peanuts O’Flaherty, Billy Reay, former coach of the Leafs, Scotty Bowman, coach of the Peterborough Petes of the OHA and former Leaf, Sid Smith.…

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No Funeral For OHA Seniors In Sight

STRATFORD, Ont.— Kitchener Dutchmen s’ three pronged appeal to the Ontario Hockey Association, which was rejected by the OHA sub-committee, may be the beginning of the end for the OHA senior “A” league. The OHA has come in for a lot of criticism this season, probably more than ever before, and much of it originated in the senior A group. In fact, George S. Dudley, secretary-manager of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, past president and treasurer of the Ontario Hockey Association, is quoted saying that “it looks like the death knell of the senior group.” When Kitchener lost possession of the fourth and last playoff berth, because their goal average was less than that of the Belleville McFarlands, although the two teams finished in a tie for the spot in the matter…

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‘Peg Rangers Give Kings Scare In MHJHL Playoffs

WINNIPEG, Man.— Canadian junior hockey’s miracle team of 1959-60, is out of the running for the national crown and Memorial cup but all along the avenue hockey buffs still talk about the amazing Winnipeg Rangers who all but won the Manitoba championship in an inspiring series with Brandon Wheat Kings. The Rangers, who stumbled into a fourth-place playoff spot under new coach Gordon Pennell after losing ten in a row before Christmas, carried the Wheaties to seven games before bowing out. The Cinderella blueshirts, who stunned St. Boniface Canadiens in the semifinals after losing the first two games of a best of five series, almost had the final won, too. But the Wheaties twice came from behind three-goal deficits to win the sixth and seventh games in a series which truly caught…