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April 27, 1963

April 27, 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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Ex-Leaf Teammates Juzda, Watson Bid For First Senior Puck Title

WINDSOR, Ont.— This year’s Allan Cup finalists—Windsor Bulldogs from the East and Winnipeg Maroons from the West—have one thing in common for their Canadian senior hockey final—neither club has ever won the national championship. Both teams, with a sprinkling of former pros throughout their lineups, have swept into the Allan Cup final by bulldozing their opposition. The Western champion Maroons, coached by former NHL defenseman Bill Juzda, are making their second trip to the Allan Cup final in three years. They lost to Galt Terriers in 1962. The 42-year-old Juzda, still playing despite his-advancing years, is hoping the Maroons can turn the trick this year to fill a long championship void for senior hockey in Winnipeg. The city last had an Allan Cup winner in 1932. Winnipeg ousted Fort William in four straight games and…

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Meissner’s Speed, Shot Eye Catching To AHL Playoff Viewer Muzz Patrick

HERSHEY, PA.— Chunky Dick Meissner, a 200-pound winger with a bulletlike shot, has been the talk of the Hershey Bears camp since the Calder Cup playoffs got underway. The bull-like 5-10 forward drilled in five goals, including a Hat Trick against Baltimore in the opening round of the American League post season play, then came on against Cleveland in the semi-finals to notch his sixth in the first game. Meissner, who wheels a right wing position on a line with center Cleland Mortson and left winger Yves Locas, was the club’s fourth leading scorer in regular season play. He notched 28 goals and recorded 26 assists for 54 points. In the first four playoff contests, Mortson’s line has been the Bears’ “Sunday Punch”, racking up 20 points on nine goals and 11 assists. Meissner, 22,…

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WESTERN LEAGUE

Before you say SCOTCH say DEWAR’S it never varies Before you say SCOTCH DEWAR’S it never varies Playoff Race GAMES COMPLETED Sun., April Portland 6, San Francisco 3 Tues., April San Francisco 5, Portland 2 Thurs., April 11 San Francisco 6, Portland 3 Sat., April 13 Portland 5, San Francisco 1 Sun., April 14 Portland 2, San Francisco 1 Wed., April 17 San Francisco 3, Portland 0 GAMES COMPLETED Wed., April 10 Vancouver 3, Seattle 2 Fri., April 12 Vancouver 6, Seattle 0 Sat., April 13 Seattle 6, Vancouver 3 Sun., April 14 Seattle 5, Vancouver 2 Wed., April 17 Vancouver 3, Seattle 2 Frl., April 19 Seattle 4, Vancouver 3 Point Race…

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Expansion, Russian Hockey Visit To Occupy Off-Season Discussions

NEW YORK, N.Y.— Russians, exp a n s i o n, and protests will be among the problems to be discussed by the Eastern Hockey League magnates at their annual post-season meeting here starting Tuesday, April 30. League prexy Tom Lockhart will direct the sessions which could be enlivened by the unhappiness of some clubs over some happenings during the past season. Certainly there is no unhappiness about the financial figures, for the league topped the million dollar mark in receipts for the first time during the 1962-63 campaign. There has been talk about adding another team to the southern division and reports are expected at the session on the possibilities of such sites as Chattanooga, Louisville, Jacksonville and Jackson, Miss., joining the circuit. The league is unbalanced at the moment with five…