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July 1, 1964

July 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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CPHL Teams To Provide Test For Canada’s National Squad

— MONTREAL, Que. The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association announced that the Central Professional Hockey League will supply training competition for CAHA’s National Team that will compete in the world championship and in the 1968 Olympic Games. The National team this year will train at Winnipeg, starting possibly around Sept. 10. Agreement for the CPHL to aid in training was reached at a meeting with the National Hockey League, whose clubs operate farms in the CPHL. Gordon Juckes, secretary-manager of the CAHA, said one difficulty in the past has been suitable training opposition and that the new plan will provide a continuing program. Juckes said that sources of players for the CAHA’s National team training camp will. be from the Winnipeg area, those available from the 1964 squad and new players from other sources in addition…

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NHL To Reward Top Player In Stanley Cup Playoffs With $1,000 Bonus, Trophy

MONTREAL, Que — Unlike past years, the top performer in the 1964-65 Stanley Cup playoffs will be honored with a $1,000 bonus and possession of an award to be designated the Conn Smythe Trophy. This was the outcome of the annual club owners meeting held during the NHL’s summer session here and the move was hailed by all six clubs. The trophy will be donated by the Maple Leaf Gardens. The trophy, which will honor the man who built up the Leafs and the Gardens to its present I day high level, will go to the outstanding player in the playoffs along with the cash award from the NHL. Manner of choosing the winner will be decided later, probably at the league’s semi-annual meeting in Toronto next Oct. 10. Players in the cup semi-finals…

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Stewart, Durnan, Doug Bentley Admitted With Late Babe Siebert

MONTREAL, Que. The selection committee of the Hall of Fame this year added the names of four former ice greats of the National Hockey League to their growing honor roll. Included in the new entries will be the late Babe Siebert, former defense star of the Montreal Maroons and Canadiens in the late 20’s who tragically drowned many years later: Bill Durnan, another standout Canadiens’ performer who won hockey’s Vezina Trophy six times as the NHL’s leading goalkeeper: Black Jack Stewart and Doug Bentley, who rose to stardom in the big leagues with Chicago Black Hawks along with his brother Max, who has not been admitted to the hall as yet. Stewart, one of the league’s hardest hitting backliners, was a three-time first team NHL all-star with Detroit Red Wings from 1942 to…

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Leafs Steal Spotlight In Draft By Grabbing Sawchuk, Moore

MONTREAL, Que.— The annual June meetings in Montreal are over for another year, and Toronto appears to have stolen the show with the surprise grabbing of two veterans. Leafs snatched the unprotected Terry Sawchuk from Detroit and Dickie Moore from Canadiens, in the only major switches of a relatively quiet draft session. In pre-draft trading, however, Chicago and Boston engaged in a flurry of activity, which saw the Hawks acquire veteran defenceman Doug Mohns for forwards Reg Fleming and Ab McDonald: and right winger Jerry Topazzini for Murray Balfour. The Hawks also dealt briefly with Detroit, picking up center Art Stratton and defenceman John Miszuk and Ian Cushenan, in exchange for left-winger Ron Murphy and rearguard Autry Erickson. The snatching of Sawchuk was the real shocker of the meeting, and the main surprise was…