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March 30, 1949

March 30, 1949

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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One Bev Missed

TORONTO, Ont.—When East meets West it generally ends up in one sweet hockey brawl. Judging from the way the boys are eliminating each other across Canada these nights, playoff time for the Allan and Memorial Cups is just around the corner. Port Arthur’s Bruins, defending junior Memorial Cup champions, have started the long trek back to hockey fame, but Edmonton Flyers, last year’s Allan Cup winners, are not out of the play-off woods as yet. In the senior section down East, Pembroke Lumber Kings tossed a bombshell into Sydney Millionnaire’s Allan Cup hopes with a 4-2 win to tie their series. Sydney needed one more victory before starting their series against the AU - Ontario champions (either Marlboros or North Bay) The Quebec Tangle Ottawa Senators won their right to enter the final…

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They Stormed Citadels

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LACH MAY HANG VP SKATES

MONTREAL, Que.—A battered and dispirited Elmer Lach, knocked out of action again in the first game of the Detroit-Canadiens semi-final, said here he may quit hockey for good, rather than risk further crippling injury. Lach, one of the most-injured players in the game, suffered a broken jawbone this winter, and it was only healing up when he received another blow in the face during a Toronto game before the regular schedule ended. This knocked out two teeth, just where the jawbone had been broken previously. Then, last Tuesday in the semifinal opener, he was hit on the face by Sid Abel of Wings, suffering a seperation of the jawbone. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Saturday night, he intimated he might hang up his skates for good.…

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Player-Of-The-Week

Harry Percival Watson, husky 189-pound left winger of Toronto Maple Leafs; takes the kudoes this week as the Player-Of-The-Week and winner of the Morgan Hat Award. Watson, the 5 ft. 11 in. dynamite stick of the Stanley Cup defenders, virtually single-handed won the first two games in Boston last week to send Leafs off to a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series. Big Harry sank a pair of nifty counters in the opener as Toronto won 3-0, and added a pair more in their Thursday night victory which the Smythian crew took 3-2, Thus, out of six goals in two games, Watson was responsible for all except two, which is a good showing at any time. During the regular schedule Watson led the Leafs in point-making and goal scoring, collecting…