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February 16, 1963

February 16, 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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Canadiens May End EPHL Tie-Up Unless Fans Support Team

MONTREAL, Que.— Frank Seike, managing director of the Canadiens, said that this appears to be the club’s last year of operation of a farm team at Hull-Ottawa. Commenting on the recent semi-annual meeting of owners and governors in Florida, Seike said that the Eastern Professional Hockey League is “in a precarious position” and that National Hockey League sponsors are no Jonger willing to go on losing as much as $75,000 a year. “We won’t go another year in Hull-Ottawa,” said Seike, pointing to the fact that the minor league Canadiens are drawing an average of only about 1,200 per game. Seike said that “some type of league will have to be set up to take care of the players now with EPHL clubs” and that the International League may become professional. The Montreal G. M.…

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

How They Stand GAMES COMPLETED Wed., Feb. 6 Rangers 6, Canadiens 3 Detroit 3, Chicago 3 Thurs., Feb. 7 Boston 3, Detroit 3 Set., Feb. 9 Canadiens 3, Toronto 3 Chicago 3, Rangers 3 Canadiens 5, Boston 5 Sun., Feb. 10 Detroit 2, Toronto 1 Chicago 4, Rangers 2 National Hockey League Summaries Wed., Feb. 6RANGERS 6, CANADIENS 3 RANGERS — Goal: Worsley; defence: Harvey, Howell, Langlois, Cahan, Neilson; forwards: McKenney, Bathgate, Balon, Hextall, Gilbert, Ingarfield, Hadfield, Hebenton, Rochefort, Schinkel, Henry. CANADIENS — Goal: Maniago; defence: J.C. Tfemblay, Fontinato, Johnson, Gauthier, Talbot; forwards: Beliveau, Geoffrion, G. Tremblay, Backstrom, Hicke, Moore, Provost, Rousseau, Richard, Berenson, Marshall. Referee: Udvari; linesmen: Pavelich, Armstrong. FIRST PERIOD 1—Rangers, Hebenton (Hextall)………2:36 2—Canadiens, Geoffrion (Beliveau, G. Tremblay)………7:28 3—Canadiens, Hicke (Marshall)………7:48 4—Canadiens, Provost (Moore, Richard)………10:11 Penalties: Howell 6:35, Richard 12:26. SECOND PERIOD 5—Rangers, Balon (Howell, Harvey)………1:09 6—Rangers, Howell………5:58 7—Rangers, McKenney (Cahan, Bathgate)………9:03 Penalties: Gauthier and Ingarfield 7:54, Fontinato 12:12, Maniago 12:51. THIRD PERIOD 8—Rangers, Bathgate (McKenney)………0:17 8—Rangers, Hebenton (Henry)………9:25 Penalties: Neilson…

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Brian Cullen Out Of Herd Lineup Until Playoffs

BUFFALO, N.Y.— Center Brian Cullen of the Buffalo Bisons has been granted a month’s leave of absence in order to remain near his wife, Carol, who has been seriously ill for some time at a hospital in St. Catharines, Ont. Coach Billy Reay revealed Cullen would not rejoin the club until shortly before the playoffs in the midst of a rash of injuries which forced the Herd to play with 14 men, two under American Hockey League regulations, for several weeks. “Brian can’t concentrate on hockey because of his wife’s illness,” Reay said. “His wife is showing signs of recovering, and we hope to have him back for the playoffs. Until then, we feel his place is with his wife and children. “In every other sense, he will remain a full-fledged member of this…

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Mickoski’s Sizzling Point Spree Moves Veteran To Top Of Scoring

CALGARY, Alta.— ICE CHIPS: For the first time since the third week of the schedule, the league has a new scoring leader. Veteran winger Nick Mickoski of the San Francisco Seals, who has been on a very impressive scoring binge in the past three weeks as he has picked up a point or more in 12 consecutive games and nine points in four games last week, moved to the front with 64 scoring points, three more than the injured Phil Maloney and Seattle’s Guyle Fielder. In the past 12 games Mickoski hgs picked up 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points, better than two a game, and now has 28 goals and 36 assists in 44 games … The Edmonton Flyers are in desparate straits. When they dropped two home…