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May 1, 1962

May 1, 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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Portland Forwards Hot

PORTLAND, Ore.— Unlike the season before when a rambunctious goalkeeper b goalkeeper by the name of Don Head vitually swept all honors possible, it was a pair of high scoring forwards who gained the majority of awards for the highly successful 1961-62 Portland hockey season. National League teams may have snubbed centerman Art Jones and unorthodox right wing Tommy McVie, but this pair provided impetus comparable to that of major leaguers in leading the Buckaroos to a first place finish in the Southern Division of the Western Hockey League. And, they were fittingly honored at banquets sponsored by the club and by the Buckaroo Boosters which marked the climax of another fine year for hockey in the Rose City. McVie and Jones tied for most valuable player honors while McVie gained the trophy presented…

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Barons Show Big Season At Box Office

CLEVELAND, Ohio.—Completing his first full year as combination general manager—coach of the Cleveland Barons, Jack Gordon had more than one reason to be pleased with the 1961-62 season. Artistically, the Barons did well, winning their first division championship under Gordon’s direction and pushing the Springfield Indians to the hilt before losing the first round playoff. Financially, the 1961-62 season also showed an improvement over the previous campaign. “I still haven’t had a chance to study all the figures, says Gordon, “but there was a definite upswing both in attendance and in box office receipts. The overall picture is much brighter than it was a year ago.” The Barons’ management is looking for even more improvement next season. The club has a strong nucleus on which to build an increased fan interest is in evidence.…

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Final Results, Scoring Records For Stanley Cup

SERIES “A” Tuesday, March 27 Chicago 1 at Montreal 2 (Montreal leads best of seven series 1-0) Thursday, March 29 Chicago 3 at Montreal 4 (Montreal leads best of seven series 2-0) Sunday, April 1 Montreal 1 at Chicago 4 (Montreal leads best of seven series 2-1) Tuesday, April 3 Montreal 3 at Chicago 5 (Best of seven series tied 2-2) Thursday, April 5 Chicago 4 at Montreal 3 (Chicago leads best of seven series 3-2) Sunday, April 8 Montreal 0 at Chicago 2 (Chicago wins best of seven series 4-2) SERIES “B” Tuesday, March 27 New York 2 at Toronto 4 (Toronto leads best of seven series 1-0) Thursday, March 29 New York 1 at Toronto 2 (Toronto leads best of seven series 2-0) Sunday, April 1 Toronto 4 at New York 2 (Toronto leads best of seven series 2-1) Tuesday, April 3 Toronto 2 at New York 4 (Best of seven series tied 2-2) Thursday April 5 New York 2 at…

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Demotion To Rochester Ended Wilson’s Record

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Johnny Wilson remembers the 1960-61 hockey season only too well. It was a dark day in his career when he was sent to Rochester of the American League. It ended his NHL endurance record. Wilson can’t help feel a little bitter about it since he had counted 15 goals the previous season with Toronto but it didn’t stop Leafs’ GM Punch Imlach from demoting Johnny to Rochester. Before going down for the first time since 1951-52. Wilson had played in 580 successive NHL games, which still stands as the league record today.…