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April 11, 1964

April 11, 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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Marlboros, Canadiens Set For ‘Showdown

ORONTO. Ont. — The pennant-winning Toronto Marlboros found out that a team can’t lay off league action for two weeks and not feel it. The Dukes ad to settle for 8 5-5 tie with the Montreal Canadiens as the two top teams in the Ontario Junior Association this season clashed in the start of the best of-seven league finals. Marlboros, who swept Niagara Falls out of the semi-final playoffs in four straight games, have been sitting idle for two weeks awaiting their semi-final opponent, the Canadiens. The Canadiens looked the sharper of the two clubs after polishing off Peterborough and St. Catharines in preliminary round series. It took the Junior Habs 12 games to make the finals while the Marlboros needed only four. Peter Stemkowski’s goal with 25 seconds remaining in the game and the Toronto…

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Black Hawk Players Lament Losing Vezina For Hall In Stretch Slump

Moose Vasko, big defenseman of the second-by-one-point-again Chicago Black Hawks, talking: “It’s been a long, rough winter and everybody on this team worked like a dog. But we wind up second again and by that same lousy point.” “This is rougher on Glenn Hall than it is on anybody else,” said Capt. Pierre Pilote, as goalie Hall not only lost out on the championship with his teammates but the $1,006 Vezina trophy honors by two goals to Montreal’s Charlie Hodge. Coach Bill Reay put it a little differently, recalling perhaps the 11 point lead the Black Hawks had in November and the four losses and one tie Chicago had in its final nine games: “You’ve got to win this yourself. You can’t depend on the others to heln vou.” It s been a great season…

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Records Show Aces Should Win Playoff Honors

NEW YORK, N.Y. A team that has not won the title for the past four years will be the Calder Cup champion this season. Neither Springfield, which won three straight Calder cup Calder Cup Championships from 1959 to 1962, nor Buffalo, which won last year, are in the playoffs this season. Based on regular season play, the Quebec Aces must be accorded an edge for the Calder Cup playoffs. In 20 of 27 previous American Hockey League seasons, teams that finished first in the standings went on to win the playoffs. This would establish the Quebec Aces as slight favorites to go all the way in their first year in the Calder Cup series. The league record for overtime games in a playoff series is eight, with the longest over, time game coming in…

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Cleveland Ready For Hershey Bears After Puttinn Amerks On Sidelines

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Whether they win or lose in their battle for the Calder Cup championship, the Cleveland Barons gave a tremendous thrill to their followers as they rode roughshod over the red-hot Rochester Americans in the quarter-final round. The hero’s laurels rested squarely on the head of lanky 25-year-old center Joe Szura as the Barons ousted the Amerks from the playoffs in two straight games. The Barons meet the Hershey Bears in a best-of-five series for the right to oppose the Quebec-Pittsburgh winner in the Calder Cup finals. Hershey ousted Providence Reds 2-1 in games in their quarter-final playoff. Quebec Aces lead Pittsburgh 3-0 in their best-of-seven semi-final playdown. Going into Rochester for the series’ opener, in a rink in which they had not won a game all season, the Barons profited by…