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April 25, 1964

April 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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Figures Favor Toledo To Topple Fort Wayne In Turner Cup Action

FORT WAYNE, Ind. Toledo’s Blades and the Fort Wayne Komets were tangling in the final playoff series of the International Hockey League, which was not too surprising, since the pair had been battling one-two for virutally the entire season. All the figuring favored the Blades in the final series. They had the odd game advantage as a result of finishing on top. They held a season margin of 8-3-1 over the Komets, including a sweep of six games on Toledo ice. They had won six and tied one in their last seven meetings with them and had a winning streak of 13 straight, with 18 wins in their last 19 on home ice. Toledo coach Moe Benoit was confident of winning. But the Komets, riddled by injuries in the final month of the…

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Popular N.Y. Hockey Figure, Jim Ellerv. Paid Final Rites

NEW YORK. N.Y. — Jim Ellery was a hockey man’s hockey man; which is why his death, April 9, left a permanent void on the New York ice scene. For, although he was secretary-treasurer and publicist for the American League, crew-cut Jim was as much a part of Manhattan’s NHL hockey picture as the Rangers. In his unobtrusive way he was “Mr. Hockey” in New York ever since Frank Boucher left a decade ago. Jim alternated as penalty-timekeeper, scorer, a goal judge and just plain spectator at NHL games. On off nights he’d motor out to Commack to watch the Long Island Ducks in an Eastern League game. He was a regular at weekly press luncheons of the New York Hockey Writers Association where he always led off the shinny talk. “Tell us all…

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San Francisco Beats LA. Blades To Win Second Straight WHL Title

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. The San Francisco Seals have won the Western Hockey League championship for the second straight year to become the first fourth-place team to annex the Lester Patrick Cup since 1952-53 when Edmonton Flyers turned the trick. Coached by Nick Mickoski, the old pro who took over the club’s reins halfway through the year from manager-coach Bud Poile, the Seals climaxed another amazing hockey season as they ousted Portland Buckaroos in five games and then turned back the Los Angeles Blades in a six-game final, the first all-California final in the 16year history of the league. The Seals defeated the Blades 4-2 in a best-of-seven series in which they lost the opener 3-1 to Los Angeles before coming back with a vengeance to win three straight, 5-4, 4-2 and 5-4. The…

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Young Black Hawk Prospect, Stanfield Wins OHA Award

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. Fred Stanfield, captain of St. Catharines, Black Hawks has been named 1963-64 winner of the Max Kaminsky Memorial Trophy. The award is similar to the Lady Byng Trophy in the National Hockey League and goes annually to the player in the Ontario Hockey Association junior A league who, in the opinion of a panel of sports writers and sportscasters, best combines gentlemanly conduct with a high standard of playing ability. It is named in memory of the late Max Kaminsky who died just one year after coaching St. Catharines Teepees to the Memorial Cup in the spring of 1960. One sports writer and one sportscaster in each of the eight cities here junior A is played is eligible to vote for three players in order of merit. On the basis of five…