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January 5, 1963

January 5, 1963

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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Westfall In Successful ‘Comeback’ At 22

BOSTON, Mass.— Ed Westfall didn’t show up for the first game he was scheduled to play for the Bruins this season. The absence came close to ending his bid for a National Hockey League comeback before it started. The Bruins recalled Westfall from the Kingston Frontenacs of the Eastern Professional League with the expectation of having him in their lineup for a game with Montreal here on December 2. In arranging the recall Lynn Patrick, Bruins’ manager, gave in structions for Westfall to go from Kingston to Montreal to catch a plane for Boston. Instead, Westfall went from Kingston to Toronto—and spent 1 wasted day there. He found Toronto had become Fogtown, and that besides the championship football game, all plane flights were also off. While Westfall waited in Toronto for the fog to lift, Patrick…

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Masterton Lacking In Ice Color But Barons’ Pivot Gets Results; Bat’ Touted For Rookie Award

CLEVELAND, Ohio- COLOR: Something you either got or you ain’t got and if you got in you ain’t gonna lose it and if you ain’t got in you ain’t never gonna get it but it doesn’t really matter anyway because it’s ability and not color that gets results. Now take the Cleveland Barons’ Bill (Bat) Masterton, for instance. The only thing colorful about Masterton is his name and that’s only because a character with a somewhat similar name did a mite of sheriffing in the old days back in a place somewhat east of where the Cleveland center went to college, which was Denver University. Like we said, Masterton’s got no color at all, but he does get results. Last spring, in a roundup of outstanding players in the Eastern Professional League, THE HOCKEY NEWS…

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Brawling Red Wings Top Garden ‘Hate’Parade

NEW YORK, N.Y.— The Detroit Red Wings next visit Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, January 30, which should allow the citizens of Rangerville ample time to moderate their feelings toward Sid Abel’s effervescent outfit. For several years, the Wings were greeted in Manhattan with no undue animosity. Local fans applauded and envied Gordie Howe and treated the rest of the Wings with no outstanding concern. But the mood has changed—emphatically—and, all of a sudden, the Detroiters have become as popular in Madison Square Garden as, say, Fidel Castro. This sudden surge of antipathy is directly traceable to a night of infamy, Dec. 16, involving the Wings, the Rangers and about 12,000 fans. It started at the end of the first period with a fight between Harry Howell and Norm Ullman. Taut Red Wing nerves were…

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Sportscaster Danny Gallivan Airs 500th Hockey Broadcast

MONTREAL, Que.— Popular CBC broadcaster Danny Gallivan chalks up his 500th consecutive broad cast on January 5th, when New York meets Montreal on Forum ice. “In more than ten years on the job without ever missing a broadcast, I’ve seen a lot of great moments in hockey—Richard’s 400th goal … his 500th … Boom Boom’s 50th,” Danny commented. “Then there was the evening when a youngster called Jean Beliveau came up from Quebec City on a three-game tryout and scored three goals his first time out on NHL ice.” In Gallivan’s book, Toronto and Montreal fans are the most satisfying to work with. “They not only have enthusiasm, they have knowledge of the game,” he says. “That isn’t always the case, in Chicago, for instance, the enthusiasm is tremendous but they don’t understand…