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March 3, 1962

March 3, 1962

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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Bobby Most Exciting Hab Since The ‘Rocket’

TORONTO, Ont.— Noteworthy facts about Bobby Rousseau, Montreal Canadiens’ newest superstar: • He is the only National Hockey League player affected with stomach ulcers.• Among all hockey players, he is the finest golfer, breaking 70 regularly.• He has the most accurate slap shot in the game and is liable to score a goal from any distance.• They say he excites spectators at Montreal Forum as no player has done since Rocket Richard retired.• He is this season’s best NHL rookie and therefore a cinch to win the Calder Memorial Trophy and the accompanying $1.000 bonus.• He has scored 16 goals in 24 games since becoming a Montreal regular. Except for Bobby Hull, therefore, he’s hockey’s hottest shooter. Rousseau never will forget the evening of Dec. 23. 1961. It was the night he became…

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McVie Cuts Fancy Figure As Terrific Buck Winger

PORTLAND, Ore.— “When I tried out for National League teams and they asked where I was from, they laughed at me. They didn’t pay any attention to me after that.” But, they won’t laugh at Tommy McVie, the author of these words, any longer. Tom’s proven that an excellent professional hockey player can come from the mild climate of British Columbia, particularly in the current season, his first with the Portland Buckaroos of the Western League. “They thought that the only places that hockey players come from are the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec,” McVie went on. A native of Trail, B. C., a hotbed of amateur hockey and now a resident of Nanaimo, B. C., the 5-8, 170-pound McVie currently is the hottest thing among the Buckaroos and one of the hottest in the…

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Rookie Must Find A New Pair Of Mitts Next Time

NEW YORK, N.Y.—If and when young Rod Gilbert returns to the New York Rangers he’ll have to find another pair of gloves to wear. Gilbert, the OHA junior scoring champion last season is playing with Rangers’ farm at Kitchener of the Eastern Pro League. When Gilbert was with the Rangers recently he was given a new pair of gloves. When he was returned to Kitchener he left them behind. Veteran Andy Bathgate wore them one night and scored two goals. Now he says they’re his for the balance of the season, at least.…

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Detroit Rook Cuts LaBine Out Of His Detroit Job

DETROIT, Mich.—Veteran Leo LaBine, after 10 years in the National Hockey League is back in the minors. The Detroit Red Wings shipped the former NHL badman to the Sudbury club of the Eastern Pro League last week. LaBine came to Detroit last season from the Boston Bruins along with Vic Stasiuk for Murray Oliver, Gary Aldcorn and Tom McCarthy. This year Leo had three goals and four assists in 48 games with the Wings this year. The departure of the 30-year-old right wing was made possible by the return of Bruce MacGregor. MacGregor had an injured knee and Larry Jeffrey was called up from Edmonton to replace him Feb. 11. In three NHL games Jeffrey scored two goals and general manager Jack Adams decided to keep him and send out LaBine.…