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August 1, 1960

August 1, 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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Leafs Honor Bower With Rare Award For Great Season

TORONTO, Ont.— The ‘Grand Old Man’ of the Leafs, Johnny Bower, has finally won his just reward for his tremendous goalkeeping performances that have twice carried Toronto to the Stanley Cup final these past two years. Bower was voted the winner of the J. P. Bickell Memorial Trophy, an award rarely made but one held in high esteem by Toronto players. The trophy, exclusively for Leaf players, is awarded at the discretion of the directors of the Maple Leaf Gardens. It is not necessarily an annual award. For instance, there were no winners in 1957 or 1958, two years in which the Leafs failed to reach the playoffs. “The directors felt that Bower was the player who best represented the Maple Leafs, both on and off the ice during the 1959-60 season,” said Conn…

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Ivan Confident Off-Season Trading Will Show Improved Chicago Team; McDonald, Courcy Good Acquisitions

CHICAGO, Ill.— General Manager Tommy Ivan is convinced the Chicago Black Hawks have improved their team during the off season National Hockey League draft and trading sessions. The Black Hawks, third place finishers in the regular NHL race last season, have been involved in deals with three other clubs and 11 players. …. Most impressive of the Black Hawk newcomers is Ab McDonald, the big left winger obtained in a nine-player trade with the world champion Montreal Canadiens. “He’s a big kid and a strong skater,” said Ivan. “He scored only 9 goals last year but he wasn’t on the ice too much. He scored better the year before as a rookie with 13 goals and 23 assists. That’s not bad for a fourth-line player in the depth of talent the Canadiens have. “We feel…

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New Leaf Defense Player, Hillman Pitches No-Hitter

TORONTO, Ont.— Toronto Maple Leafs’ new defense acquisition, Larry Hillman, should fit in well with the club’s off-season softball squad. He recently pitched a perfect no-run, no-hit game for a New Liskeard, Ont, softball team in the Kirkland Lake district. Hillman, 23, acquired this year by Toronto from Boston Bruins in the NHL draft, struck out 10 batters as his team won 3-0. Hillman’s home town is in Kirkland Lake, Ont.…

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Burnett Appointed To Milwaukee Post

MILWAUKEE, Wis.— Jack Burnett, 52, of Detroit, Mich., was named general manager of the Milwaukee Falcons of the International Hockey League. He succeeds John McLellan, who resigned after last season rather than accept a pay cut. The announcement was made by Jack Kloppenburg, club president, at the Milwaukee Athletic club. Negotiations between Burnett and club owners began last spring, when Burnett was in Milwaukee as promotions director for the Ice Capades skating review’. For the last three years he procured radio broadcasts for the Detroit Tigers baseball games and Detroit Lions football games. Burnett is not new to hockey. He was once the business manager of the Kansas City PlaMors in the old American Hockey Association and general manager of the St. Louis Flyers. He originated hockey broadcasting in the United States and directed…