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November 26, 1960

November 26, 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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NATIONAL LEAGUE

TWENTY 20 GOAL SCORERS Twenty NHL Players scored 20 or more goals during the 1959-60 season. That figure Is three less than the number of 20 goal scorers the year before. The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens each had five 20 goal scorers on their club, to lead the league. PLANTE LEADS IN VEZINA RACE Jacques Plante of the Canadiens became the first goaler in NHL history to win the Vezina Trophy five years in a row, when he copped the award last season. Jacques won his fifth straight last year, thus surpassing Bill Durnan of the Canadiens, who won it four years in succession and six time in seven seasons. The Point Parade (Including Games Of Sun., Nov. 20) RECORD OF GOALKEEPERS PENALTIES IN MINUTES BY CLUBS: How The Race Goes (Standings On Wed., A.M., Nov. 23) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER…

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Early Race In Manitoba Junior Developing Into 3 Horse Derby

WINNIPEG, Mon.— The Manitoba Junior Hockey league is developing into a three-horse race as Winnipeg Braves, Winnipeg Rangers and Brandon Wheat Kings showed the early foot in the new campaign. As this was written, Braves, making a firm bid for another Memorial cup, had shown scads of class in defeating the Rangers and Brandon, while St. Boniface Canadiens and Monarchs were still looking for their first league victories. Braves, bolstered by Defenceman Ken Stephanson who rejected a pro contract with Winnipeg Warriors of the Western league, are particularly powerful back of the blueline with Goalkeeper Ernie Wakely again showing great form. Stephanson came to Braves from St. Boniface Canadiens when he decided he wanted to play for the orange and black instead of Canadiens. Warriors own both Braves and Canadiens. General Manager Percy…

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‘Old Man’ Bower Shows Up Kids With Sizzling Hot GA Average

TORONTO, ONT.— Johnny Bower, patriarchal guardian of the Maple Leaf goal, emerged last week as the National Hockey leagu’s leading netminder. The 41 goals he had allowed in Leafs’ first 17 games worked out to a 2.41 average, substantially better than Glenn Hall’s 2.75 or the 2.94 compiled by Terry Sawchuk and Hank Bassen of Detroit Red Wings. “He’s playing better than any goalie in the league right now”, said coach Punch Imlach, who felt Bower’s wizardry, rather than overall defensive skill, was responsible for the league’s best goals-against showing. The total was registered while Allan Stanley was shifting into high gear after an uncommonly slow start and while Tim Horton was recovering from an injury, which pressed newcomer Larry Hillman into service. Hillman, a $20,000 off-season acquisition from the Boston Bruins organization, was…