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October 29, 1960

October 29, 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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playing the field

The Late George Boucher “He was one of the greatest athletes I’ve ever known. He could excel at any sport he wanted to take up.” This was Frank (Shag) Shaughnessy, president of the International Baseball League, speaking of George (Buck) Boucher, who died in Ottawa last week after a six-year fight with cancer. “He was a catcher in baseball and he was certainly of major league calibre,” Shag said. “But nobody ever scouted him. I doubt if he’d have made a career of baseball, though. He wanted to play hockey, which always came first with him. He was as good a stickhandler as you will ever see. “He played football for the battery team I coached at Petewawa during the First World War. That was the team Joe Breen played on and we hadd…

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Miron Picks Off Washington Stars For Jersey Larks

NEW YORK, N.Y,— The Jersey Larks, with seven players from last season’s Washington club forming the nucleus, are rapidly rounding into shape for their first Eastern Hockey League campaign. Coach Ray Miron, who also serves as manager, had 26 candidates on hand in his Haddonfield, N.J., training camp when the pre-season workouts began on Oct. 10th. Several heads have already rolled and the squad is almost down to the EHL limit of 15 players at this writing. Gerry Devaney, from Cornwall, and Don Cooper, a former member of the U.S. World Team, have been working in the nets. Cooper will work in the exhibition’ matches against Philadelphia since Devaney is still recovering from an appendectomy. Bob Bingley is the lone vet among the defense corps. Noel Picard, John Lowes, Nick Foster and Joe Kiss…

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Hendy Stacks Chips On Vets To Do Job

CLEVELAND, O.— The Barons are either great or lousy — depending upon who is making the appraisal. If you happen to be James C. Hendy, the general manager, or Eddie Coen, the publicist, you will call the Barons an outstanding collection of smart old veterans and brash, brilliant young rookies. But if you happen to ben an impartial outsider, the Barons might look more like an outstanding collection, of doddering, decrepit pensioners sprinkled with a handful of mavericks. The No. 1 line, which is being counted upon to do the heavy damage to opposing forces in the present campaign, has an age of 95 years. That’s Gardner, Glover and Dineen. Now of course, a 95-year-old forward line in professional hockey is not likely to do much hockey playing but it certainly should be an outstanding…

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PASSING THE PUCK

THE INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY WEEKLY Founded October 1st, 1947 Published Weekly, except monthly May through September by Ken-Will Publishing Co. Ltd., 1434 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal 25, Quo. Ken McKenzie, President and Publisher Len Bramson, Editor-in-Chief Will V. Cote, General Manager Yearly Subscription Rates in $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, Ottawa Printed in Canada Vol. 14 MONTREAL, OCTOBER 29, 1960 No. 5 • DAVE KEON, the promising-looking 20-year-oId rookie of the Toronto Maple Leafs, is a cousin of Chicago’s veteran forward, Tod Sloan … Keon and Sloan both starred with Toronto St. Michael’s Junior teams … Four players started the current…