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November 5, 1960

November 5, 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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Mathers New ‘Get Mad’ Policy Pays Off Fast

HERSHEY, Pa.— Coach Frank Mathers sprung a “get tough” policy on his Hershey Bears and it has paid dividends. The usually easy going Mathers gave the club a verbal blasting, threatening to “lift the suit of any player who did not give a 100 per cent effort,” after Hershey took a 6-3 lacing at the hands of Cleveland on Oct. 19. The Bears were pathetic, listless and Mathers tabbed the performance as “the worst” he had seen in his hockey career. The following day Mathers put the club through a two and a half hour drill, followed it up with another of the same and slapped an 11 p.m. curfew home and away on the outfit. A “new” Bears outfit took the ice in the next two games, beating Providence and then going into Rochester…

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Redhead Can’t Spot Retirement Season

’It’s Strictly Year-To-Year Proposition’ TORONTO, Ont.— Red Kelly announced his retirement from hockey nine months ago. Today, 33 years old and in his 14th National Hockey League season, he isn’t even contemplating departure from the game. His transfer to the Maple Leafs after the briefest retirement on record, plus a shift from defence to the forward line, have brought about this new lease on life for the Redhead. He says: “It’s strictly a year to year proposition. When I feel I’m over the hill—and I’ll know—then I’ll quit in a hurry. Right now retirement isn’t something I think about at all.” Far from being over the hill, Red is playing some of the best hockey in his distinguished career right now—and has ever since he joined Leafs for the final 18 games of the 1959-60 schedule.…

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HOCKEY CROSSWORD

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK ACROSS 1—Pictured Red Wing rookie. 7—Given name of a Boston defenseman. 8—Native province of pictured star (abbr.) 10—One of the Colville brothers. 12—Perform. 13—The Rangers — five N.H.L. cities seven times during schedule. 14—What the Leafs failed to do on opening night. 15—Name given Bastien, former goalie in the Toronto chain. 16—Last summer, Boston drafted Jim Bartlett from this N.H.L. team (abbr.) 18—Northern Ireland (abbr.) 19—Initials of Leonard, famous Canadian golfer. 20—Initials of MacNab of Vancouver Canucks. 23—Common sound at a hockey game. 24—Short for given name of a recently retired netminder. 25—Pictured star played with this club last season. 28—Vern Buffey is one in the N.H.L. (abbr.) 29—Period of time. 32—Name given pictured player. 34—A Red Wing netminder. DOWN 1—Teammate of pictured star. 2—Qf (Fr.) 3—A New York rookie. 4—This defenseman played 30 games for Providence last season. 5—Boxing term, (abbr.) 6—Nickname of team coached by Pat Egan. 9—Chicago’s Bobby Hull had these removed…

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Is McCartan Big League? Pike And Patrick Give Him The Nod

NEW YORK, N.Y.— One of the most perplexing questions that still remains unanswered this NHL season is this. Is Olympic ace Jack McCartan, big-league? There are some who say unequivocally that he is. Muzz Patrick, vice president of the Rangers is one. Alf Pike, coach of the Rangers, is another. “Jack is a fine goaltender,” says Patrick. “I have no qualms about using him in a game.” “He looks good to me,” says Pike. These worthies have backed up their statements with action. McCartan was put in goal Oct. 19 against the Chicago Black Hawks. The Rangers had lost four straight and were playing badly. Gump Worsley had been bombed for 14 goals in two nights and here was McCartan stepping in for his 1960-61 debut against an undefeated club. McCartan not only beat the Hawks, he…