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November 2, 1963

November 2, 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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‘Best Fourth Centre In NHL’ Says Imlach Praising Harris As Billy Scores 100th Goal

TORONTO, Ont.— The Maple Leafs Billy Harris ended a 45-game scoring drought when he shot the 100th goal of his National Hockey League career against Detroit Red Wings Oct. 20. He’d been trying to hit the century plateau since Christmas, 1962. The famine had Harris back in coach Punch Imlach’s doghouse as the 1963-64 season began but when the shooting started Wispy Willie was back in his familiar role as fourth centre behind Red Kelly Dave Keon and Boh Pulford Harris had intimated this might be his final season in professional hockey. He’s finishing up a university course he’s been taking part-time and at summer school and may drop out of hockey to complete preparations for a teaching career. He has been on the verge of quitting before when it seemed he was ticketed for…

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Howe’s 544th Goal Ties Richard

DETROIT, Mich.- Gordie Howe, the great right winger of the Detroit Red Wings, took his record-tieing 544th National Hockey League goal in stride but not so little Gump Worsley of the Montreal Canadiens. The pudgy Montreal puck-stopper has the dubious distinction of having been the victim of 59 goals scored by Howe over the years and only former NHL netminder, Harry Lumley, has been beaten as often by the big guy. Worsley fanned for the 59th time Sunday night, October 28 in the Detroit Olympia as Howe slipped the puck past him to record his milestone goal that pulled him up on even terms with Canadiens ‘ fabulous Maurice Richard, who has retired from hockey after counting 544 times during his 18 seasons, from 1942 to 1960. Richard played 978 games while Howe,…

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Edmundson WHL’s New “Bad Man”

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— For the second straight week a forward holds the lead in penalty minutes in the WHL. San Francisco’s Duke Edmundson had a total of four minors, a major and a misconduct in five games for a total of 23 minutes in the looler. Led by Edmundson, the San Frandisco Seals lead all other teams in total penalty minutes. The Seals’ total was 77 minutes in five games for an average of better than 15 penalty minutes per game. Seattle’s Claude Dufour moved to the head of the goalkeepers list as he chalked up the first shutout of the new season by blanking the Los Angeles Blades, 4-0, and, in so doing, streamlined his average to an even 3.00. The lanky net-minder has allowed 12 goals in 4 games while…

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Port Huron Launches Training Camp

PORT HURON, Mich.— Coach Chirp Brenchley welcomed 10 regulars from last year’s Port Huron squad as the International Hockey League entry opened training camp here at McMorran Sports Arena. Brenchley will have 10 days in which to select his team with a good sprinkling of newcomers getting special attention. Missing this year will be Gordon Tottle, big defense man last year, whose shoulder injury forced his retirement from the game; Laurie Langrell and John Hartig, drafted by Des Moines and Garth Hayes, who announced he is not returning this season. New faces at the Flags’ camp include Minneapolis’ Ken Saunders, last season’s second-highest scorer in the IHL, purchased from Windsor; Brian Collison, 6’ 185 pound defenseman, drafted from Minneapolis; Jean Therrien, defense of forward and center Cliff Bristow, drafted from St. Paul. Three young defensemen…