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February 11, 1961

February 11, 1961

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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Speaking on Sport

The New Danny Poland TEN years ago, Toronto Marlboros were the dead-end kids of junior hockey. A riot a week was the quota they maintained faithfully. The ringleaders were identified as Ron Hurst, Don Peart, Johnny Lumley and, most outstanding of all, Danny Poland, a cheeky, chippy youngster, who collected misconduct penalties the way some folks save stamps. Today, Poland is on the opposite end of law’s long arm. He is an up-and-coming addition to Pat Paterson’s Ontario Hockey Association refereeing staff. After two winters of apprenticeship on the blood-and-guts intermediate circuit, where young officials are devoured raw, Danny now is handling the OHA’s most important games. He even appears occasionally at Maple Leaf Gardens where he used to fight with the spectators if he couldn’t find an opposition player worthy of…

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Vic Hopes This Trade As Good As Last Move

DETROIT, Mich. — A trade five years ago enabled Vic Stasiuk to blossom into a National Hockey League star. With this year’s trade, Vic hopes to remain in that category. “The change to Boston helped me and I think this one will too,” Stasiuk said after reporting to the Red Wings along with Leo LaBine. “I was in the doldrums and had scored only five goals. Now we’ve got a chance to make the playoffs and I don’t intend to go back to the minors,” Stasiuk said. Vic’s career started with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1949-50 when he was up for 17 games. He came to the Wings in 1950 along with Bert Olmstead for Lee Fogolin and Steve Black. Stasiuk never did attain regular status with the Wings and was traded to Boston in…

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Canucks Beat Barons Twice

LOS ANGELES, Calf.— That old argument that has been carried on in hockey’s minor league for years was partly answered here last week. The question? Which league is better the AHL or WHL. In a two game series played at the new Los Angeles Sports Arena, the Vancouver Canucks of the WHL beat the Cleveland Barons of the AHL both times. The Canucks defeated the Barons 3-1 in the first game and 5-3 in the second. Crowds of 6,264 and 6,513 watched the games and both times the Canucks showed superior power. The final goal of the first game was scored in an empty Cleveland net. Danny Belisle, Orland Kurtenbach and Ralph Keller scored for Vancouver in the first game with Ed Mazur getting the Barons lone goal. In the second game the Canucks scored two third period goals…

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2nd Divisioners Flex Muscles, Cut Goliaths To Size In OHA

Rod Gilbert Locks Up Jr. Scoring Title: Cheevers Best In Goalers’ Battle ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The weaker teams are flexing their muscles and the stronger teams are being cut down to size as the Ontario Hockey Association junior “A” circuit heads into the home stretch of the 1960-61 schedule. Guelph Royals, runaway leaders of the seven-team league since early in the season, dropped two of three games (to Niagara Falls and St. Michael’s) last week while at the other end of the group both Toronto Marlboros and St. Catharines Teepees showed definite signs of revival. The Marlboros ended Hamilton Red Wings’ seven-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory in Maple Leaf Gardens while the Teepees rang up victories over the same Dukes, Peterborough and Niagara Falls to move closer to the fifth place…