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February 1, 1964

February 1, 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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PASSING THE PUCK

• NEW YORK - - SPENT most of last week here and pleased to report hockey interest never at a higher level … Rangers will average over 13,000 fans to their 35 home games this season … The fifth-place Rangers were playing the last-place Boston Bruins in a mid-week game and still fans were lining up for tickets and more than 14.000 paid their way into the contest … New York and Boston must rate as two of the greatest hockey cities in America … Rangers playing a vastly improved brand of hockey these days and they feel confident they can end up ahead of Detroit and eke out a fourth-place finish.. New York fans thrilled with the great play of Rod Gilbert, second-year winger, and the talented young French…

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Connelly’s Play Helps Lift Seals As Ex-Bruin Eyes NHL Berth Again

LOS ANGELES, Calif.- As usual, it was a cushy ride down here; only an hour on the jet, the weather clear, the temperature at ground level in the balmy 70s. All the boys were in good spirits. They had just won another game the night before, and the card and chess games were going before the first whine of the number one engine. All the boys but one, that is. He stared wistfully out the window, his gaze trained way off in the wide blue, possibly as far as Boston, 3,500 miles away. It was but a few days ago that Boston was home, and San Francisco was 3.500 miles away. “What do you think by now, Wayne? You like it here?” He was startled at first, but the question caught him not unawares. Obviously,…

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Ehman Amerks’ New All-Time Point Leader

ROCHESTER. N. Y. Gerry Ehman’s two goals in Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 18, weren’t important to the Rochester Americans’ cause, but they were important to Ehman, although he didn’t realize it at the time. Both goals came in the third period after Pittsburgh had built a safe 5-0 bulge. The e Americans eventually lost, 6-3. The veteran Amerk right winger’s first goal was his 230th point in a Rochester uniform, making him the all-time high point-getter 23 in the club’s history. Stan Smrke, shelved by a kidney infection, was the previous leader with 229 points. Several minutes later Ehman also took the Amerks all-time goal-scoring honor away from Smrke. Gerry’s second of the night was his 111th with Rochester, one more than Stan’s figure: of 110 which Ehman matched with his first tally. The other…

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Boston Sports Lodge Honors Collection of Hockey Greats

BOSTON, Mass. More than three-dozen members of the International Hockey Hall of Fame were honored at the 10th annual awards dinner of the Boston Sports Lodge of B’nai B’rith, held in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton-Copley Hotel. The Assembly of the Hall of Famers, Which included majority representation of the three categories - - Players, Builders and Referees - - was the largest ever held. Members came from coast to coast and as far south as Florida. With President Clarence S. Campbell of the National Hockey League as toastmaster, the hockey greats were introduced individually. Each received a reproduction of his original portrait hanging in the Hall of Fame in Toronto, the portraits being reproduced by a special process on a ceramic. Among the hockey greats on hand were: Syl Apps, the first Calder…