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January 25, 1964

January 25, 1964

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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Clippers Tout Price For ‘Star’ Honors

BALTIMORE. Md. - It may be premature to talk about American League All-Star selections, but the Baltimore Clippers are convinced they’ve got a top candidate this year in detenseman Noel Price, the captain of the team. Terry Reardon, General Manager of the Clippers, stated: “I’ve closely followed the play of Price both with National and American League teams. And I’m convinced he’s never had a season like this. If he isn’t All-Star material, then I’m no judge of hockey talent.” Price, at 29 years of age, is lost for an explanation of why he has hit such a hot stride this season. He said: “I guess I’ve learned not to make mistakes. You know,” Price added, “there’s something to this thing about learning from experience.” Teammates are quick to credit Price as a player who gives…

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New Bison Puts Bounce Into Attack

BUFFALO. N.Y. —. Pat Hannigan didn’t join the Buffalo Bisons until Jan. 5 this Season, but the hard-working right-winger lost no time becoming one of the fans’ favorites. The 27-year-old Hannigan came to the Bisons from Portland Buckaroos of the Western Hockey League in a straight trade for Cliff Schmautz. also a right-winger. Hannigan scored once each in three of the first four games he played with the Herd, and also became a major cog in the rejuvenated power play. Player-Coach Jack Evans put him on a line with left-winger Billy Dea and center Jerry Melnyk. and the Herd’s newest threesome looked as if they had been playing as a unit all season. Hannigan, who broke his left ankle last year, had been suffering from a hand injury this “season. He had been off…

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McCreary Rated Rookie Of Year Hope By Bears

HERSHEY, PA — The Hershey Bears just might have a bonafide candidate for “Rookie of the Year” honors in young Keith McCreary. Ever since the American League introduced the Dudley (Red) Garrett award, emblematic of the top rookie performer, in 1947, it’s the only prize a Hershey skater has never won. The 23 - year - old McCreary has been spectacular in the past several weeks. If he maintains the pace, the Montreal Canadiens’ farmhand will project himself right into the scrap for the rookie hardware. All McCreary has done in his last ten starts—Dec. 12 to Jan. 15—is score eight goals five of which were game winners! He leads the club in game winners with a half-dozen. In 36 games—he sat out three —he has popped in 15 goals and helped set up eight…

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Despite 33 Years, Boomer Still Canucks’ Leading Clutch Scorer

— MONTREAL, Que. Though his total goal production amountd to just 12 by mid-January, Bernard Geffrion was still Habs’ top scorer in at least one respect, this season. The veteran Boomer had accounted for more game-winning tallies than any other man on the team. Six of his 12 markers had spelled victory for Habs and proved that though Geffrion isn’t getting any younger, he’s still capable of the clutch performance that can give a team a lift. Geoffrion will be 33 next month, and, both in age and point of service, he’s the oldest player now on the club. He’s currently in his 13th full season with Habs, which doesn’t include the 18 games he originally played for them back in 1950-51. But, while time and a flock of injuries have certainly taken…