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December 12, 1964

December 12, 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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Mathers’ Cinderella Kids Packing Them In At Home

HERSHEY. Pa.— The month of November 1964 will long be remembered by the Hershey Bears and the 43,000 fans who bulged the Sports Arena to see the “Cinderella Kids” of coach Frank Mathers storm over American League opponents in blitzkrieg fashion. When the month opened, the Bears showed a losing 4-6 record and were mired in the cellar of the Eastern Division, 14 points behind the Quebec City Aces. Everyone had practically handed the AHL pennant to the Aces before the 1964-65 campaign was more than four weeks old. Mathers, who well could be one of the smartest young coaches in AHL history, conceded nothing to any opponent, let alone the Aces. The “Dean” of the loop mentors quietly and efficiently assessed the picture, making a switch here, a switch there and encouraging his charges…

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Rookie Paul Puts Sting In Hornets

PITTSBURGH, Pa. It didn’t take rookie centre Butch Paul long to regain the touch once he returned to the Pittsburgh Hornet lineup after being sidelined six weeks with a broken bone in his left leg. In his first four games with the Wasps the diminutive Paul chalked up six assists and sparked what had been a weak offense. In fact, Paul’s presence must have been infectious to his team mates as they tallied 14 goals in the four contests. This output was by far the Hornets’ best of the current campaign. Paul, who played last year with the Edmonton Oil Kings, is centering a line which has high-scoring Yves Locas on the left side and speedy Bob Dillabough on the right wing. Locas, last year’s leading goal-getter in the AHL with 40, had…

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National Hockey League Game Summaries

Wed., Dec. 2 CHICAGO 3, NEW YORK 3 CHICAGO—Goal: Hall: defense: Mohns, Pilote. Vasko. MacNeil, Hillman: forwards: Stanfield, Esposito. R. Hull, Hay, Brenneman, Robinson, Nesterenko, Maki, Wharram, McKenzie, Mikita. NEW YORK—Goal: Plante; defense: Howell, Cahan, Johns, Neilson, Seiling; forwards: Gilbert, Nevin. Duff, Ingarfield, Hadfield, Mikol, Angotti, Ratelle, Goyette, Henry, Marshall. Referee: Udvari; linesmen: D’Amico, Hayes. Thurs., Dec. 3 TORONTO 2, MONTREAL 4 TORONTO—Goal: Bower; defence: Brewer, Horton, Stanley, Douglas, Baun; forwards: Kelly, Bathgate. Armstrong, Stewart, Ellis, Keon, B. Harris, McKenney, Pappin, PuIlford. Shack. MONTREAL—Goal: Hodge; defence: Laperriere, J. C. Tremblay, T. Harris, Talbot, Harper; forwards: Beliveau, Backstrom, Larose, Cournoyer, Provost, Rousseau, Richard, Balon. G. Tremblay, Ferguson, Roberts. Referee: Ashley. Linesmen: Hayes, D’Amico, BOSTON 2, DETROIT 4 DETROIT—Goal: Crozier; defence: Langlois, Gadsby; centre: Delvecchio; wings: Howe. Paul; subs.: Pronovost, Barkley. Ullman, Martin, L. Macdonald, Lindsay, MacGregor. Smith Bergman, Henderson, P.…

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How Teams Rate In NHL

OVERALL WON AND LOST RECORDS THIS SEASON (INCLUDING GAMES OF SUNDAY. DECEMBER 6) HOME GAMES AWAY GAMES…