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April 4, 1964

April 4, 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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But Picking Top Black Hawk Would Be Toss Up

CHICAGO. Ill. — Despite their second straight one-point miss for the regular National Hockey League championship, the Chicago Black Hawks are rated by many observers as the best team in hoc-key. Even though Montreal will be the defending NHL titlist next season the Black Hawks will probably be’ rated the team to beat — as they have been for each of the past two seasons when they finished second by one point. With four first team all-Stars and two second team members, the Black Hawks have a corner on top NHL talent. Who-is the most valuable of these power-packed Black Hawks who set eight team records this season and scored more goals — 218, than any club in the league. The names of goalie. Glenn Hall, scoring ace Bobby Hull, clever center Stan Mikita and…

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Clippers Sputter But Home Fans Keep Coming

BALTIMORE. Md. — No one can accuse Baltimore Clipper fans of unfaithfulness. Despite a sharp decline of home ice victories by the Clippers this season, plus more overall setbacks, attendance at Baltimore increased by more than 30,000. The Baltimore figures flatten the old theory that you must have a winning home ice team to click the turnstiles. In 1963, Baltimore’s first season in the AHL. the Clippers lost only nine games at home. This year, fans had almost twice the number of disappointments at the Civic Center. Still, the ticket-buying interest was better than ever. Making the returns all the more appreciable for Clipper officials was the fact that the increase was established on a steady basis, rather than winding streaks. However, it is true that the Clippers never were out of contention for a…

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Player of the week

Norm Ullman … Detroit Red Wings Norm Ullman, the grand old pro of the Detroit Red Wings, came up with another spectacular playoff performance this past week to give the Wings a new lease on life in their current Stanley Cup semi-final series with Chicago. Ullman scored the three-goal hat trick to lead the Wings to a 5-4 victory over the Hawks on Chicago ice and enable them to even their best-of-seven series at 1-1. Ullman did a little more than poke three pucks past Goalie Glenn Hall of Chicago. On the ice he was a going concern both ways, skating, checking and bothering the Hawks at every opportunity. He killed penalties, took his regular turn at centre on his line, slipped three pucks into the Chicago net and played a solid, inspirational…

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Stanley Cup Playoff Story Game By Game…

SERIES ‘A’ Game One THURS., MARCH 26 Montreal 2, Toronto 0 MONTREAL, Que. The Mont-rea1 Canadiens received another brilliant net-minding performance from little Charlie Hodge to spill the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-0 in the start of the Stanley Cup semi-final playoffs. Hodge put the collar on the Leafs for the fifth time this year as Canadiens went on to beat Toronto on the strength of a first-period goal by veteran Bernard Geoffrion and a second-period insurance marker by Ralph Backstrom. The game was a bruising one marked by 31 penalties, a new Stanley Cup single game record shattering the old mark of 29 set by Toronto and Detroit on March 25, 1952. Referee Frank Udvari was a busy official as he meted out 16 penalties alone in a wild first period in which tempers ran high and body-checking…