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June 1, 1964

June 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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Win Turner Cup After Six Games To Dethrone Fort Wayne Komets

TOLEDO, O.— The Toledo Blades put the finishing touches to their comeback to the International Hockey League this season by winning the league’s playoff championship from Fort Wayne Komets. The Blades, coached by Moe Benoit, never were headed by the Komets in the best-of-seven final series for the Joseph Turner Memorial Cup as they stormed back to win two straight games to take the series 4-2 in games. The Blades moved ahead by one game when they won 3-1 April 24 here on Toledo ice. Two nights later they wrapped it up by beating the Komets 3-2 in Fort Wayne at the same time dethroning the Komets as IHL titleholders. It was Toledo's first cup victory since 1951-52. Both netminders, Chuck Adamson of Fort Wayne and Toledo's Glenn Ramsay were outstanding in the series…

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Gilbert Named MVP In Central League

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— Jeannot Gilbert, the 20-year-old centre of the Minneapolis Bruins, was chosen the most valuable player in the Central Professional Hockey League. Gilbert scored 100 points during the season—50 goals and 50 assists. He is the property of the Boston Bruins and played all his junior hockey in Barrie and Niagara Falls, Ontario. Jeannot turned pro with Kitchener in the Eastern Professional Hockey League in 1962-1963. Playoff Races…

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Champagne Flows After Leafs' Cup Win

TORONTO, Ont. — No Stanley Cup victory is complete without the post-game dressing room hijinks and the Toronto Maple Leafs were no exception after winning their third straight world hockey championship. The Leafs’ room was as crowded as the CNE midway on Labor Day Weekend. Everyone and their friends were attempting to squeeze into the enclosure where the players were kicking up their heels, sipping champagne, lighting big cigars and playfully tossing club officials and members of the press into the steaming showers. Prime Minister Lester Pearson was a caller. He was taken from player to player on a conducted tour of the dressing room with a one-man police escort. He greeted players and congratulated most of the Leafs. The celebrations continued long after the game’s conclusion. Carl Brewer, the Leafs’ solid defenseman, shoved…

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Howe, Joyal Click For Wing Goals As Detroit Pulls Ahead In Finals

TORONTO, Ont. The Detroit Red Wings mixed age with youth and came up with the desired results as they triumphed 2-1 in the fifth game of the Stanley Cup finals — putting them one game away from the world’s championship. With veteran Gordie Howe and rookie Eddie Joyal scoring the goals, the Red Wings toppled the Leafs to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, which returned to Detroit ice for the sixth game. The Red Wings produced a superior skating effort and some brilliant defensive play by the likes of Goalie Terry Sawchuk, Bill Gadsby and Marcel Pronovost among others, to surprise the Leafs on their home ice. The Leafs, who trailed throughout the game and were only able to manufacture one scoring thrust — a third-period marker by captain George Armstrong…