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June 1, 1961

June 1, 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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“My Big Thrill” Says Boomer Of Hart Win

— MONTREAL There have been many spectacular moments in the hockey life of the great Bernie Geoffrion of the Canadiens but the one that gave him the most satisfaction was winning the Hart Trophy this past season. The battle-scarred hockey veteran called winning the Hart the “biggest thrill yet of my career”. Bigger, even than his other feats this year — the scoring championship and tying former Montreal Canadiens’ teammate Maurice (Rocket) Richard’s record of 50 goals in a season. “Yes,” said Boomer in an interview, “because it was such a great surprise.” “I have long dreamed of winning the Hart Trophy,” he said. “It’s my biggest thrill.” But winning the scoring championship, with 50 goals and 45 assists was the second biggest thrill because there was nothing to taint his performance, as there was when…

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AHL Two-Section League With Return of Pittsburgh

— NEW YORK The American Hockey League next season will become a two-division circuit with the return of the Pittsburgh Hornets for 1961-62. Club representatives meeting here decided that Pittsburgh, back in the AHL after a five-year absence, will play in the Western division along with Buffalo, Cleveland and Rochester. The Eastern section will comprise Quebec, Providence, Springfield and Hershey. Each team will play the other 10 times in a 70-game schedule.…

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Kyle Quits After Feud With Dutton

CALGARY, Alta. Gus Kyle, former Ranger and Boston defenceman, believes a hockey coach can stand only so much front-office interference. The burly pilot of the Calgary Stampeders of the Western Hockey League decided he had had enough of owner Red Dutton of the Cowboys and was quitting. “I’m through,” Gus said. “I just can’t take Dutton any more. I just want a little security in hockey. I’d like to be able to look ahead three years but with the exhibition board I can t look ahead three weeks.” The Stamps finished in first place last season. Kyle said he will join an investment firm and live in Saint John, N.B.…

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American League 1960-61 Season Records

FINAL STANDING SCORING LEADERS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS BUFFALO CLEVELAND HERSHEY PROVIDENCE QUEBEC ROCHESTER SPRINGFIELD GOALTENDER RECORDS…