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March 11, 1961

March 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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Indianapolis Puts On Late Season Dash

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Although the Muskegon Zephyrs are five games up on the Indianapolis Chiefs, in the International Hockey League’s Eastern Division, the Chiefs still have a chance to catch the Michigan sextet with nine games remaining. Of late, Indianapolis has looked fairly good — a lot better than they did earlier in the season. In the past week, the Chiefs bested the two top teams in the Eastern Division, winning over Toledo 8,-2 and dropping Ft. Wayne, 6-4. Five games remain at home for the Chiefs. Two are with St. Paul and one each against Ft. Wayne, Toledo and Muskegon. Hank Therrien is tops on the club in goals with 27. The only other 20-goal man on the squad is Billy Short, a defenseman, who has chalked up 20. Russ McClenaghan leads in scoring…

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St. Mike’s Takes 2nd; Rest Wide Open

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The Toronto Mariboros have been mathematically eliminated from the Ontario Hockey Association junior “A” playoffs but the pairings of the teams in the first round may not be known until the final weekend of the schedule. The Dukes, in last place for most of the 48-game schedule, made a valiant run for the post-season games after Coach Turk Broda took over the reins in January. However a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the sixth-place Peterborough TPT Petes in Peterborough sealed their doom. While the Mariboros “clinched” last place in the seven-team standing, Guelph Royals were assured the pennant when the second place Toronto St. Michael’s Majors went down to two weekend defeats to the fifth-place St. Catharines Teepees by scores of 3-2 and 3-1. The big question mark revolves…

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leafs fans Hail Cesare For His March On Majors

TORONTO, Ont — The Italians in Toronto are happy. But the Toronto Maple Leafs are just as happy. Cesare Manigao, 22-year-old ex-St. Mike’s junior, has been given the opportunity to play goal for the League leading Leafs, thereby pleasing the large Italian Community and pleasing Maple Leaf brass by protecting their first place position. Within the space of four games, the Leafs, who have been almost impregnable in goal with ageless Johnny Bower, saw three goalies guard the pipes. First, Bower was in goal on Sunday, February 12, when Howie Young ran him down and put him in the hospital. Immediately Gerry McNamara was called up from Sudbury and he played three games against the Canadiens, Chicago and New York. He won one game, lost two. Then Gerry was hurt. The dice fell to Maniago and…

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Hentri Relieves Rocket In Pts. Duel With Howe

Young Richard And Gord Neck and Neck Through Most Of Current Season MONTREAL, Que. “Pocket Rocket” Richard is a quiet man, dedicated to carrying on a Family Tradition for top flight hockey. He goes about his task in a direct and noiseless manner and even his feuds on the ice, whether fistic or scoring, seldom get the headline coverage afforded the League’s more outgoing types. Like the scoring feud he had going without interruption for five straight weeks this year with Gordie Howe. The quiet little battle between this pair for the 8th and 9th spot among the top 10 scorers in the League, began toward the end of January and was still going strong by the time the current month began — with the Pocket holding a slim one point lead over Gord. Played with…