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March 9, 1963

March 9, 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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Ranger Rookie Discovers Fame Fleeting

NEW YORK, N.Y.— It’s taken Rod Gilbert 11 months to ride the sliding pond from hero to goat and the fuzzy-checked 21-year-old right wing was talking about it the other day. “Now I know what it’s like to sit on the bench and watch the others play,” said Gilbert in a soft, almost tearful ‘voice. “I never had any criticism, never had any trouble before in my life.” But the handsome, very likeable French-Canadian currently is wallowing in a sea of hot water. Most of it has been poured by coach Red Sullivan. “You want to know why Gilbert isn’t playing regular?” Sullivan told a group of writers the other day. “He won’t check. That’s why! He won’t stay in the league unless he checks, I’ll tell ya that.” When a few friends relayed Sullivan’s…

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Broken Cheekbone Finishes Johnson

MONTREAL, Que.— Just when it appeared that his Canadiens might be at full strength for the stretch run, Coach Toe Blake moaned the most serious injury of his team’s jinx this season. Veteran defenseman Tom Johnson suffered a fractured cheekbone in a freak practice accident at the Forum and appears lost for the rest of the schedule and the playoffs. Johnson collided with Bobby Rousseau and when the young winger spun in the air his skate caught Tommy on the side of the face. Johnson was taken to hospital where nine stitches were needed to close a deep gash. Further examination showed that the injury was even more serious. He was moved to Montreal General Hospital where an immediate operation was decided upon for a bad fracture of the left cheek. “It was a bad…

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EASTERN PRO LEAGUE

Looking At The EPHL Race GAMES COMPLETED Tues., Feb 26 St. Louis 8, Sudbury 5 Wed., Feb. 27 Kingston 3, St. Pau! 1 Thurs., Feb. 28 St. Louis 7., Sudbury 4 Sat., Mar. 2 Kingston 5, Hull-Ottawa 4 St. Louis 7, Sudbury 3 Sun., Mar. 8 Hull-Ottawa 6, Kingston 21 Omaha 3, Sudbury 2 LEADING SCORERS Western League Summaries Tues., Feb. 19 SPOKANE 4, VANCOUVER 3 FIRST PERIOD 1—Spokane, Mekilok (Ottenbreit, Cherry)………18:52 Penalties: Lamoureux 4:07, Keller 11:03, Topoll 13.05. SECOND PERIOD 2—Vancouver, Boone (Maloney, Kabel)………11:06 3—Vancouver, Popein (Hutchinson, Howe)………13:02 4—Vancouver, Maloney (Kabel, Matthews)………17:25 Penalties: Hunt 8:55, McCusker (minor) 8:55. Cherry 10:41, Hunt 11:27, Lamoureux 16:23 Witiuk 18:34. THIRD PERIOD 5—Spokane, Witiuk (Topoll, Brunel) 8:00 6—Spokane, Brunel 10:40 7—Spokane, Lamoureux (Johansen) 18:09 Penalties: Beatty, Lamoureux (double minors) 3:10. Saves: Dufour 31, Villemure 16, PORTLAND 3, CALGARY 2 FIRST PERIOD 1—Portland, McCarthy (Goyer) 17:35 2—Calgary, Jankowski (Vejprava) 17:56 Penalties: Bionda 7:51, Crawford 7:51, McAvoy 10:53. SECOND PERIOD 3—Calgary, Redahl (Sutcliffe, J. Johnson)………8:37 Penalties: none. THIRD PERIOD 4—Portland, McVie (McCarthy, Laufman)………1:58 Penalty:…

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HOCKEY CROSSWORD

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK ACROSS 1—Pictured rookie who recently played with Detroit. 5—Month in which Phil Goyette was born (abbr.) o 8—Upon. 9—Nickname of Kelly, Leaf forward of the 1930’s. 11—15th & 1st letters of the alphabet. 12—Occupation of Mrs. Sid Abel before her marriage. 14—These could be the initials of Leiter of Boston. 15—Name given Lundy, ex-Red Wing forward. 17—Short for given name of an NHL captain. 18—Most defensemen do this well. 19—Initials of an AHL manager. 20—Initials of Leopold of Calgary. 21—Wing played by Dick Duff (abbr.) 22—Iron (Sym.) 24—Initials of O’Connor, ex-Canadien & Ranger star. 25—NHL club once coached by Johnny Gottselig (abbr.) 27—Erbium (Sym.) 28—Players often — muscles. 30—Nickname of Floyd Curry’s team. 32—Exists. 33—One of the Buffalo Bisons. 33—Initials of Neilson of Rangers. 35—Initials of a Toronto defenseman. 36—Subbed for Sawchuk in January. DOWN 1—Bronco Horvath’s second name. 2—Number of NHL teams with which Horton has played. 3—Month in which 36 across was born (abbr.) 4—Name…