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IN THIS ISSUE ••• CONTENTS
GREAT moments galore in STANLEY CUP SAGA ... .... ...... ..... .... By Ed Fitkin 4
storied Stanley Cup history
are · recaptured in this, our DAY OF A GAME (Photo Story) ....By Al Stewart 6
third edition of the 1961-62
Maple Leaf Gardens' pro- THE GREATEST COMEBACK. .. .By Red Burnett 8
THE LIBEL SERIES .................... By Jim Vipond 10
We think you'll enjoy reliv-
ing the memorable moments NEVER A DULL MOMENT... .. .By Jim Proudfoot 12
on the ensuing pages.
REAL HOCKEY FANS . ...... By Stan Obodiac 14 I
Jim Vipond recalls the fan-
tastic events that surrounded FIRST SIP OF GLORY By Joe Morgan 16 /
th e 1946 - 47 championship
series between the Leafs and BILL BARILKO'S CUP....... .... .. ...By Bob Hesketh 18
Canadiens, a series that was
so bitterly fought that such GREAT NIGHT IN DETROIT..... By Scott Young 20
things as libel suits, Rocket
Richard · on a rampage and THE MOANER REMINISCES ......... .By Ted Reeve 22
presidential intervention de-
veloped before it reached a THE CHAMPION ELEVEN .... By Milt Dunnell 50
AN INVISIBLE GOAL....... .. .... .By Fred Cederberg 52
Who could forget the 1941-42
Leafs? Red Burnett tells the DO WE GET LETTERS! ........ ... ....... By Ed Fitkin
story of that greatest of all
comebacks when the Leafs, THE VERSATILE KING ............ By Hal Walker
down three games in the final
series with Detroit, stormed Shared by @HockeyMagazinesNOT ALL IT SEEMS ........ .. .... By Rex MacLeod 74
back with a revamped lineup
and won four in a row the MAPLE LEAF GARDENS LIMITED
only time it has ever happened
in the Stanley Cup final. Board of Directors
Going away back, Joe Mor- R. J. AMELL A. BRUCE MATTHEWS
gan tells of Lorne Chabot's H. E. BALLARD
fabulous netminding display P. McNAMARA
in 1932 which started the Executive Vice-President
Leafs on their way to their J. Y. MURDOCH, Q.C.
first Stanley Cup success. JOHN BASSETT Vice-President
The Moaner, Ted Reeve, c. F. w. BURNS w. ERIC PHILLIPS
with a memory like a flock of
elephants, does some reminis- F. J. CRAWFORD SIGMUND SAMUEL
cing of great games, great G. R. GARDINER
deeds and great players down CONN SMYTHE
through the years. w. M. HATCH
Chairman ~ -. ~ l,--
Bob Hesketh brings back !AN S. JOHNSTON, Q.C.
the stirring memories of ill- C. STAFFORD SMYTHE
fated Bill Barilko and his R. A. LAIDLAW President
finest hour in his story on the W. A. H. MAcBRIEN
lb.st Toronto cup victory in J. STEWART
1951. Scott Y ounq re<!alls the Hon. Chairman
great night in Detroit when w. 0. TWAITS
Punch Imlach's Leafs, ap- LARKIN MALONEY c.N. VRQUHART
parently out of the playoffs,
stormed from nowhere to edge G. E. MARA J. J. VAUGHAN
out Rangers on the last night
of the schedule. Executive Committee
Fred Cederberg writes about Chairman of the Board
the "invisible" goal George
Armstrong scored that didn't CONN SMYTHE
count in 1959 and led to
tighter mesh for goal nets. Hal President and Managing Director
Walker goes into antiquity to
recapture a fabulous night in c. STAFFORD SMYTHE
the life of King Clancy when
he played every position on Executive Vice-President
the team in a Stanley Cup
game. H. E. BALLARD
Rex MacLeod delves into A. BRUCE MATTHEWS s.IAN JOHNSTON, Q.C.
some of the off-beat sides of
Stanley Cupping. Milt Dunnell JOHN BASSETT
recalls how the Leafs .Won the
Stanley Cup in 1945 with milk, Toronto Maple Leaf Official Programme and Sports Magazine
moxie and miracles, and there
are many other fine features
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STAN,LEY CUP SAGA
... ,.,. ' •v ~ .. O;-
What "romantic s!ories the original
•. $50 cup could tell of 69 years of great games,
great players and great m.o~;ments
By ED FITKIN
I F THE Stanley Cup, hockey's most Shared by @HockeyMagazinesGeneral. In 1890, through the efforts of
coveted prize, could only talk, what another English Nobleman, Lord Craven,
romantic stories of Canada~s great Stanley became a ·hockey enthusiast, and,
winter pastime it could relate! prior to leaving for England on the expira-
tion of his term as the King's representa-
Through i,ts 69-Year history, dating back tive in Canada, he expressed a wish to do
to 1~93, this trophy has been the shining something tangible for the great winter
symbol of hockey supremacy in Canada sport.
every year , almost without exception.
Originally valued ·at $50, it has grown in The story is that Lord Craven pointed
stature with the growth of hockey until out that Canada's hockey teams played
today it is the hall-mark of a sport whose merely for the sake of playing and he sug-
promoters talk in millions of dollars. , , gested that Stanley donate a prize. "An
excellent idea!" Stanley enthused. He im-
The Stanley Cup was presented for com- mediately turned over 10 pounds sterling
petition at the start of the 1893-94 season ($50) for the creation of a trophy that
by Lord Stanley, later the Earl of Derby, would be challenged for annually to deter-
who was at that time Canada's Governor mine the hockey championship of Canada.
TED (TEEDER) KENNEDY ***
Maple Leaf captain hugging Stanley Cup after 1948-49
Shaped like a punch bowl (and often
championship victory. used as such by celebrating champions)
the Stanley Cup made its debut and was
< won for the first time by the Montreal
A.A.A. team in 1893-94. It became, in
short order, the prime objective of all
teams in Canada.
Montreal Victorias won it in 1894-95 and
then, the following season, when Winnipeg
Victorias successfully challenged for its
possession, the national importance of win-
ning the Stanley Cup suddenly struck
home. Thus toward the late stages of the
gay 90's hockey interest gripped the nation
in unprecedented manner.
Monied people with pride in their com-
munities produced the bankrolls necessary
to secure the services of star players and
the resulting keen competition, on and off
the ice, skyrocketed national enthusiasm
for the game.
The East, with its greater population
and richer industries, dominated the com-
petition in the early years, Montreal and
Ottawa, in particular, being consistent
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Jubilant Hap Day, first coach to win three Stanley Cup
championships in a row, whoops it up after series victory.
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JOE PRIMEAU, who coached Leafs to t·heir last Stanley Cup
victory in 1951, is the only coach to ever win hockey's
three major trophies - the Memorial Cup, the Allan Cup
and the Stanley Cup.
,ho great Toronto stars of the past, Syl Apps and Turk to play the Ottawa Silver Seven for the
Broda joyfully embrace after cup victory. Stanley Cup.
winners. But challenges came from all As it turned out, the Yukon representa-
parts of the country and of all the bids tives were no match for the famed Silver
·for the Stanley Cup the most fantastic Seven. Ottawa won by scores of 9-2 and
emanated in 1905 hard on the heels of the 23-2 and in that lopsided second game, one-
Klondike Gold Rush. eyed Frank McGee, one of hockey's immor-
tals who was killed later on the Somme,
*** scored 14 goals, an individual Stanley Cup
feat unequalled before or since tha.t time.
All Canada - and the world, for that
matter-was captivated by the stories of One-sided as the series was, however, it
sudden and incredible riches in Canada's heightened hockey interest and spending
frozen north. The Yukon became a thriv- sprees by the richer communities. Great
• ing portion of the nation and the eyes of "amateur" teams were assembled at con-
.the sports world literally bugged out when siderable fXpense and ultimately led to a
it was announced that a team from Daw- player war between rival factions that re-
sqn City would travel across the continent sulted in the formation of the first all-out
(Please turn to page 26)
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10:30 a.m. - Bert Olmstead and Eddie Litzenberger get THE DAY
ready to test their skates on the morning of a game, while OF
Bobby Baun applies his personal touch to his stick, using a
By AL ST~ART
The Leafs arrive at the Gardens around
10:30 in the morning on the day of a game.
Two · important pieces of their equ ipment,
their sticks and their skates, must be checked
and made ready for the evening's work.
Each player selects two or three sticks and
"doctors" them with a power saw and
sander located in Tommy Nayler's skate-
sharpening shop. Some use a hand rasp to
apply the finishing touches. Also each player
puts on his skates and goes for a short spin·
on the ice just to make sure that the blades
are right. Around 11 o'clock, Punch lmlach
meets with his charges in the dressing room
and strategy for the upcoming game is gone
ov er. After the meeting, the players return
home for an _ early dinner, usually consi·sting
of a steak around 2 o'clock in the afternoon,
followed by a snooze. They arrive back at
the Gardens by quarter-to-seven, knowing
that everything is in readiness for them, and
hoping that when they leave the rink later
on in the night, the Leafs will be two points
Bobby Pulford, looking a little wobbly in the ankles, and Captain George Armstrong talk by the boards. Billy
Harris tries out his skates and stick. Dave Keon selects a new stick from t he rack in the leaf dressing room.
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11 :00 a.m.-Tommy Nayler goes over a skate that didn't quite measure up to a player's satisfaction, and Punch
lmlach, using the diagram of the ice, explains to the leafs what he expects later on tonight.
2:00 p.m...,-And on the day of a
game, that's suppertime. Veteran
defenceman, Tim Horton, is
caught in the act of devouring
a nourishing, thick steak. Next on
his agenda comes an afternoon
nap. He's going to need a lot
of energy later on in the eve·
ning, and so he's taking it
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Around 10 p.m. - And the big
SporTimer shows only 43 seconds
left to play. From the score of the
game it looks like all their pre-
parations were worthwhile. •
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THE GREATEST COMEBACK
Down three games, the 1941-42
Leafs pulled off hockey's
finest recovery to win a wild and
eventful series from Detroit
By RED BURNETT
W HEN Editor Fitkin asked for the Shared by @HockeyMagazinesSYL APPS, who captained Leafs to th~ir fa~fc;stic victory in
Stanley Qup series or incident I 1942, with the "slender" Stanley Cup.
remembered best, he presented
quite a problem. There was Ken Doraty's and 4-2 in Toronto and 5-2 in the first
famous overtime goal, the sensational game at Detroit.
cup-winning goal that was to be the late
Bill Barilko's swan song in 1951 against Grosso, known as The Count, had driven
Canadiens, the night Gord Drillon went Leafs crazy with his slick stickhandling
from end to end for a big one against and playmaking. Wings' rugged defence,
Detroit, Charlie Conacher's explosion spearheaded by Jimmy Orlando and Black
against Boston and a host of others. Jack Stewart, had bounced Leafs around
like corks in a gale.
But I'll take the bitter Stanley Cup
series between Leafs and Detroit Red Lytle wrote: "Leafs kept getting up
Wingi;> in April 1942. Leafs dropped the only to be knocked flatter than a baby
first three and roared back to win four in halibut."
a row and the cup. No other team has
duplicated that comeback feat and we Then Day decided on his youth move-
don't think one will. ment. He sent Don Metz in for Drillon and
Ernie Dickens, fresh from the AHL, for
That was the spring Hap Day b~nched McDonald, one of the game's most feared
Gord Drillon, Leafs' leading scorer, and bodycheckers.
defenceman Bucko McDonald in favor of
Don Metz and Bob Goldham. It took Experts had a field day second guessing
courage, as Bucko and Drillon were second Hap. They pointed out that he only had
team all-stars. Later he moved out Hank one experienced defenceman left-Bingo
/ Goldup for Gaye Stewart, a fellow who Kampman, the Kitchener strongman.
'- started the season as a junior. Wally Stanowski and rookie Bob Goldham
were the others.
It was a mad, wild series. Detroit gen-
eral manager Jack Adams was suspended Nick Metz fired the winning goal in that
by the late Frank Calder, then NHL fourth. game at Detroit, which wound up
president, and Eddie Wares and Don 4-3 for Toronto, and Hap's warriors never
Grosso fined for charging at referee Mel looked back.
Harwood after Leafs won the fourth game.
Harwood was badly mauled in the free- (Please turn to page 66)
The late Andy Lytle, who wrote such
excellent hockey for The Star in those
days, wrote after the third Leaf loss :
"Except for the records and receipts, there
is little apparent use for prolonging this
Most people agreed with him. The Leafs
were badly mauled and disorganized at
that point. Wings had beaten Leafs 3-2
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The jubilation of Stanley Cup victory is evident in this
photo as the 1946-47 Leafs leap over boards at final bell.
Recognizable fro!" left are Garth Boesch, Harry ·watson,
Bill Ezinicki and Cal Gardner. Sad-looking chap with
moustache is Camil Des Roches, Montreal's publicity director.
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THE LIBEL _SEll.IES
Threatened lawsuits, rampaging Rocket, presidential
intervention and bloody battling made the 1946-47 Stanley Cup
duel between the Leafs and Canadiens a series
never to be forgotten
By JIM VIPOND
( RETURNING to Toronto from Mont- We had reported, and commented, on an
real by air after the 1946-47 interview with Irvin pertaining to a game
in Montreal in which Elmer Lach had
Stanley Cup playoffs, I noticed a been seriously injured. He had been body-
gentleman sitting beside me studying the checked heavily by the Leafs' Don Metz
and fell to the ice injuring his skull.
S'ports pages of The Globe and Mail.
Several paragraphs of two articles had The incident sparked one of the most
been underlined in red ink. One was an violent series in the history of Stanley
editorial written by our sports editor, Cup competition. There were bloody heads
Tommy Munns, the other my report of an and presidential intervention before emo-
interview with Canadiens' coach, the late tions subsided and the Leafs drank victory
Dick Irvin. champagne.
More than mildly interested I intro- Dick Irvin, probably the most colorful
duced myself. My travelling companion coach ever to work in the National
smilingly informed me that he was a League, was an emotional gentleman. His
lawyer who had been retained by the dedication to hockey went beyond the
Montreal management to search the accepted norms of professional sport.
articles for libel. He also assured me that (Please turn to page 56)
, the search was negative.
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Even with today's rock 'em, is important. With manage- first glance, there's very little
sock 'em type of hockey, I'll Shared by @HockeyMagazinesment, too. They have to con- other than the shape. Player
wager you'll see far fewer sider the financial investment perf.ormances, however, have
skate cuts this season. The they have in a player. Skate been improved by these
reason-the N.H.L. has ap- injuries have been known to changes. The Prolite skate 11.as
proved C.C.M.'s new PRO- put the "kybosh" on a team's deeper blades of 7/64-inch
GARD blade heel. This new chances in regular and play- heat-treated Sheffield steel.
heel is capped with plastic; off hockey. The worry of the Bec~use they're deeper they
they call it linear polyethy- players' wives and families last longer and allow the
lene. Unlike some earlier has to be considered, as well. player to move around more
attempts at protection, it freely. The tubes, sole cups
won't entangle a skate or a Players are Worth Protecting and heel cups are made
stick. The heel protection is from lightweight Sheffield
completely smooth and is Nowadays, coaches will go to steel. Despite their lightness,
built right into the blade tube. almost any length to ensure they're really sturdy. They
the safety of their players. are heat-treated by a special
The PRO-GARD heel got its Working with C.C.M., they C.C.M. process and become
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Coaches liked it. Subsequent changes. These changes aren't player is making tight turns
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A ' DULL
The 1959 Stanley Cup semi-final
between the Leafs and
Boston was a
By JIM PROUDFOOT
T HE 1959 • Stanley Cup semi-final Shared by @HockeyMagazines GERRY EHMAN, whose tremendous "clutch" scoring,
between Toronto Leafs and Boston featured Toronto 's thrilling elimination of the Bruins,
Bruins won't be r-emembered as the
greatest playoff series ever contested-or, Leafs, you may recall, were written out
for that matter, even one of the greatest. of the 1958-59 hockey picture after they
lost six of their first eight games. Punch
But I'll never forget it because it was Imlach took over as coach in the fall and
eventful and dramatic. It was a non-stop began solving problems one by one. He was
newspaperman's delight. given credit for a spiendid job but no per-
son considered Leafs playoff material. Im-
Leafs qualified for post-season play lach continued to exude confidence at every
only by an incredible grandstand finish opportunity, reminding his players a 70-
which built hockey interest in Canada to game total of 65 points would put them in
a tremendous level. Then they upset the the bonus class.
Bruins, a team they didn't figure to beat.
Leafs won two games in overtime. Gerry By sweeping their last five scheduled
Ehman won a match for them with a matches, Leafs did wind up with 65 points
well-timed nosebleed. · Boston players and it was enough to put them in the
< threatened Carl Brewer with violence. Old playoffs. A late collapse by New York
Harry Lumley, reclaimed from the minors, Rangers left them short at 64.
was great in Bruins' goal. Bald-headed
Punch Imlach at the peak of his fame, Despite Leafs' storybook finish, they
strutted around wearing a toupee given to still were underdogs. Bruins, after all, had
him by a Boston fan. Larry Regan starred finished a powerful second, winning six
for Leafs while wearing a cast over a of their last seven games. If Leafs were
fractured hand. Johnny Bower wanted to hot, so were they. The Uke line had
be benched and was talked out of it. Leafs scored 70 goals; Don McKenney 32.
won the deciding game in Boston Garden,
a few hours after Red Storey, the National And the first two games suggested the
Hockey League's senior referee, quit for pessimists had been accurate. Bruins won
good. the opener, 5-1, with Lumley making 32
good stops. They took the second, 4-2.
The fact that Leafs subsequently were Between games, Bruins' Doug Mohns
soft touches for Montreal Canadiens in a vowed vengeance on Brewer for an
five-game Cup final didn't detract from alleged spearing foul. And Johnny Bower
the excellence of this spring-time enter- offered .to hand over Leafs' goaltending
job to standby Ed Chadwick. Imlach con-
' tainment. vinced Bower he had done, and would
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They drove 1500
miles without stopping
to see 1954 final
REAL:<.,. ' lj l .;=;)
:. , · -·
FANS TONY LESWICK, pestiferous checking ace,
who scored the series-winning goal for
Detroit in sudden-death overtime.
By STAN OBODIAC We were laughing considerably, filled.
with the exuberance of adventure and the
excitement of sport. Big Elmer was smok-
ing his cigar and I was hoping it wouldn't
last to Detroit; Bill Prystai was :filling us
in with the statistics of the series.
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Cup goal narration: It was in 1954, They were: Canadiens 1
when Detroit and Montreal were Canadiens 3
the titans of the NHL. On Tuesday, April Detroit 3 Detroit 5
13, the Stanley Cup series was deadlocked Detroit 1 Detroit 2
3 games apiece. The seventh and deciding Canadiens 2 Canadiens 1
game was slated for Friday, April 16, Canadiens 0 Detroit 1
Good Friday, in Detroit. Detroit 0
But my party and I were 1,500 miles
away in Yorkton, Saskatchewan! The series had opened at Detroit and
the teams had split games with the iden-
On Wednesday morning, April 14, a tical scores, 3-1. They then moved to
Montreal and the Canadiens, something
group of us (Billy Prystai, brother of they seldom do these days, lost at home,
5-2. Not once, but twice, as Detroit again
Metro who was involved in · the series; won 2-0, Sawchuk getting the :first shutout
of the series and Detroit taking a com-
Elmer Lang, a businessman and operator manding 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.
It almost looked like curtains for Montreal,
of the junipr hockey club; Dr. Steve what with .the next game in Detroit, but
the dogged Canadiens went back to the
Yaholnitsky, a dentist in a family which Motor City and scored a 1-0 victory in
overtime. Ken Mosdell scored the only
has five doctors, and yours truly), decided goal of the first overtime period at the
5.45 mark. Jacques Plante scored a shut7
to drive to Detroit to see that seventh out. The series stood 3-2 for the Red
Wings. Moving back to the Forum, Mont-
game. We met over coffee at Wing's real again won, 2-1. The series was
squared and it looked like the Canadtens
Lunch; Bill phoned Metro who told us would win.
that tickets would be available; Elmer (Please turn to page 78)
Lang decided to take his car ; we made
plans to leave about 6 o'clock Wednesday,
It meant that we had to drive 1,500
miles in less than 48 hours. With five of
us, though, we could take turns driving!
and sleeping in the back seat.
I remember w\e headed out from York-
ton on Wednesday at 6 o'clock at night.
' The early prairie spring had left puddles
of water on the gravel roads but the snow
:still was banked high against the fences.
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FIRST SIP OF GLORY
Old Sad Eyes, Lorne Chabot, put on
a fabulous show when the Leafs won
their first championship in 1932
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you are just a youngster, then you play of some of the finest guardians of
can only talk of the present crop of net- the cage ever to perform in the NHL,
. minders-Johnny Bower of the Toronto and goalkeepers, just like pitchers in base-
Maple Leafs, Glenn Hall of the Chicago ball, are the anchors that keep hockey
Black Hawks, Jacques Plante of the teams from drifting and finally sinking. .
Montreal Canadiens, and so on. If you
have been watching for the past ten years And don't be deceived, because in every
or so, then certainly you must recall hockey game there are enough shots on
Walter Turk Broda and Bill Durnan, two goal to decide the game, providing neither
of the most superb goalkeepers ever goalkeeper has an off-night. And if you'll
developed in the National Hockey League, take the time to · recall the outstanding
two that will never be forgotten. But if teams in the National Hockey League,
you'll soon discover that each of them had
< a magnificent netminder. Rem~mber Alex
Connell during that fantastic streak when
LORNE CHABOT he racked up six consecutive shutouts for
the old Ottawa Senators? How about
wonderful George Hainsworth when he
piled up 22 shutouts in one season, a 44-
game ·season. Think about that one.
Twenty-two shutouts in one short season,
and of course, you real old-timers will
fondly remember Georges Vezina, Charlie
Gardiner, Roy Worters, Davey Kerr and
Frankie Brimsek. Giants in the land.
These are men to remember.
But let me tell you now of one of the
most brilliant displays of goalkeeping ever
recorded, a sensational one-night stand by
Lorne Chabot in the 1932 Stanley Cup
final between the New York Rangers and
the . Toronto Maple Leafs. Conn Smythe,
when he was gathering his first pro-
fessional team for the Rangers-yes, that's
right, Smythe at one time managed the
New Yorkers-always had a great adrni~·~a
tion for Lorne Chabot, and he was 't e
choice of Mr. Smythe for goal. Srnyt e
admired this great netrninder and fohr
years later, when he was building the
Toronto Maple Leafs, he traded off John
(Ple<fSe turn to page 30)
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Stanley Cup hero Bill Barilko in his hour of triumph. The young defenseman, hoisted on the shoulders of Cal
Gardner and Bill Juzda, won the 1951 series with Canadiens by scoring in sudden-death overtime.
'BILL BARILKO'S CUP
It was almost as if fate had singled out
Toronto's young defenseman for immortality. He
won the 1951 series in the last game he ever played
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By BOB HESKETH
T HE story of the Leafs' Stanley Cup One is a rear quarter shot of Barilko
win of 1951 began at Varsity Arena stretched out in mid-air like an arrow
one snowy day in February of 1947. and in the background Gerry McNeil is
That was the day The Kid arrived in sitting on the ice with a puzzled expression
Toronto from the farm down in Holly- on his face, the puck in behind him. The
wood. other was taken by Michael Burns from
beside the net and shows Barilko just as
The Kid announced upon entering the he crashed to the ice with a rather pleased
( dressing room before practice on that expression on his face, in marked contrast
to that of Rocket Richard who is cruising
glum winter's day that the sun was really in the background.
shining now. As he had just arrived from
where it was REALLY shining, this struck Bashing Bill was never what you would
his audience as rather strange. But for call a polished hockey player. Boisterous is a
Bill Barilko, the sun did begin to shine better word. But along with the steady
· that d!A.y and it shone until the summer Garth Boesch he provided that happy
of 1951 when it went out, for him, forever. balance of a good defensive pair such as
Black Jack Stewart and Bill Quackenbush
In retrospect, perhaps it was the fact had. Or Gus Mortson and Jim Thomson
that Barilko only had a few months to be (whatever happened to the practice of
a hero that made that series of '51 so talking about defencemen in pairs?).
memorable. Was that overtime goal of his
really that great? Or does it get better When Barilko took it into his head to
as the years pass? sortie up the ice, there was always Boesch
to back him up. Itwas on one of those sorties
When in doubt about this, one need only that he scored. If McNeil had ever made
seek ·out on the corridor wall of the
Gardens the pictures of that goal. Alert (Continued on page 24)
,photographers caught it from two angles.
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It wasn't a Stanley Cup game but
Toronto's thrilling victory climaxed one of
hockey's most amazing comebacks
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incident I remember best didn't
really happen in a Stanley Cup series at Maybe/ they were ready to start winning
all. ' anyway. But when Imlach took over from
Billy Reay late in November the imme-
Some of you must remember (no diate effect was a drastic change in the
matter how hard you try to forget) the deportment of the Leafs. Punch Imlach
doleful Leafs of five and six years ago. went around the League proclaiming that
Through no particular fault of the coaches, this team was going to make the playoffs.
Howie Meeker and then Billy Reay, they Since the Leafs that year were in approxi-
simply didn't have a hockey team. In the mately the same position as Boston
scoring standings of 1956-57, Meeker's Bruins this year, everybody laughed.
year, you had to go right down to seven- Except the Leafs. Some of Imlach's brash-
teenth place and George Armstrong before ness seemed to rub off on the rest of them.
you found a Toronto player. Armstrong He brought in Gerry Ehman, who gave
missed sixteen games that season and still Toronto a remarkable 12 goals in the part
led the Leafs with 18 goals and 26 assists. of the season he played. He picked up
Trailing him were Sid Smith, Dick Duff, Larry Regan from Boston on waivers.
Ron Stewart, Rudy Migay. But Leafs
finished fifth, nine points behind the Leafs improved, but on March first
( Rangers. And ten in front of Chicago. they still were in last place. Detroit Red
Wings were faltering, but the team
The next year Billy Reay took over. Toronto had to catch was New York and
Dick Duff had his second consecutive 26- Rangers seemed pretty sure of the fourth
goal ·season, and was the top Toronto playoff position. On March 7 Leafs made
scorer with a total of 49 points. But when
your top scorer is eighteenth in the league, (Please turn to page 70)
last place is a pretty natural place to be.
That's where Toronto finished.
With 1958-59 came the big change. The
sun was still shining warmly outside the
Gardens in the fall when a small press
party was called to meet Punch Imlach.
No man in the room that day had any idea
of the effect that Imlach was going to have
on the Leafs and on the League.
I think you can get some argument as
to whether Punch Imlach actually made
, all the difference to the Leafs that year.
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THE MOANER REMINISCES
Long-memoried Ted Reeve recalls
some of the great deeds by a host of great
stars down through the turbulent
Stanley Cup years
By TED REEVE
T HE amazing thing about Stanley Shared by @HockeyMagazineschecking Finnigan, Hal Darragh, Bob
Cup series or world series in almost Gracie and Fred Robertson.
any sport . . . with all th~ir thrills
and heartbreaks and roaring safaris for Maybe the gaffers in your family have
the supporters ... is the manner in which dwelt sadly, yet proudly, on the uproarious
a team, even champion teams like the years that followed when the NHL some-
Leafs of the late !Forties, the Canadiens how defied the depression and produced
and Wings of the Fifties or for that some of the strongest squads of all time
matter, the Yankees in baseball (most ... to name three-the Bruins of '39, the
durable of winners) will almost imper- Red Wings of '36 and the Rangers of 1940.
ceptibly change in personnel. Except to
the very closest observers. Even the men And how the old Leafs . . . each year ·
making the deals to maintain the momen- high in the league standing, goal scor-
tum of a sports machine must be surprised ing and all-star awards ... after that
to compare their lineups, maybe both flaming fight for their first vision of
successful, only a few years apart. victory, reached the Cup final six times
and the semi-finals twice ... without once
Pappy or Grand-pop has probably told again winning the title.
you good supporters of the last decade
all about the tremendous team moulded There will be the tale of the goal scored
together, from almost a standing start in the overtime from a faceoff by the
in the final years of the tempestuous famed Bill Cook as Rangers took it
Twenties, to hit the first Stanley Cup in '33 . . . the time the Detroits
hammered Clancy out of the series with
< a wooden shower to shake Toronto's team
spirit, of which the King was such a part.
Toronto's famed Kid Line as they looked in their prime - The startling three wins in a row by the
Charlie Conacher, Joe Primeau and Harvey (Busher) Maroons of Lionel Conacher, Marvin Went-
worth, Hooley Smith, Northcott, Ward
Jackson. and some very fleet skaters, and Alex
Connell, Ottawa fireman who had retired
triumph of the Maple Leafs in the spring after a fine NHL career, being brought
of 1932. back from the hook and ladder to be
busier than Smokey Stover in the
Of the Kid Line of Conacher, Primeau Montreal nets.
and Jackson ... of King Clancy and Day
. . . Lorne Chabot in the nets . . . Red That was a shaker ... and then the
Horner, the turbulent rearguard, Alex inevitable signs of slipping commenced in
"Mine Boy" Levinsky, battling Hal Cotton, 1936, when Detroit's Barry-Lewis-Aurie
• and Ace Bailey, stickhandler Blair, grim line, backed by Smith's net-minding and
such stars as Goodfellow and Sid Howe
(no relation to Gordie), took Leafs 3 out
of 4, one being by a shattering 9-4 count.
But the saddest blow came in '38 when
the strangely assorted Black Hawks,
coached by baseball umpire Bill Stewart
and in one game aided by an inspired
game b;y Alfie Moore pressed into service
at a moment's notice, took a set marked
(Please turn to page 54)
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Tommy's his name. Hockey's his game.
You should see him skate and stick-
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Diamond gloves sooner than we think.
One thing is sure: Tom uses Cooper-
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the good things early. Cooper-Weeks
supplies teams (peewee to pro) with the
world's best protective equipment.
Tommy is a hockey player. He'll go up
quickly. And Cooper-Weeks will be
there, in every game, to help him. That's
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(Continued from page 18)
that stop and the Rocket, say, had broken
out . : . Well, that's what makes history.
It had been a wearing series, Joe
l Primeau recalls now. There was nothing
, he could say as the coach, before he sent
them out for the overtime. Every one of
the four preceding games had gone into
iVertime. Leafs took the first one 3-2 and
Canadiens reversed that score before the
se.ries shifted to Montreal. Toronto took
the third game 2-1 and lashed the Habs
again by a 3-2 score before the series
came back to Toronto, with a three to one
game edge for the Leafs.
With minutes left to play that night of
April 21, 14,577 fans were pretty well BARILKO scoring winning goal on Gerry McNeil as Rocket
Richard hovers in background;
resigned to having, it go back to Montreal
versus Ted Kennedy with Sid Smith, Tod
. again. · Sloan and Max Bentley the extra man.
Rollins had to go back when a faceoff ·
The Canadiens were in front 2-1. was called in the Leaf end. Then he lit
out for the bench again and then it hap-
McNeil in the Canadien goal had been pened, almost unbelievably. Bentley, fad-
ing with his patent dancing step, looking
somewhat phenomenal. He handled about for an opening, shooting and bouncing the
puck off a player in the jam in front of the
40 shots. At the other end, lanky Al Rol- net. Smith took a whack at it, hit the
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lins, who had been injured in the semi- tied it up. Thirty-two seconds on the clock.
final against Boston when Pete Horeck
(Please turn to page 28)
beat him to a loose puck, was back in
action after having been spelled off s·plen-
didly by Walter Broda, the other half of
a Vezina winning combination.
With one minute and 33 seconds left to
play, Primeau saw the opportunity to
pull Rollins for an extra forward. The
faceoff was to McNeil's left, Ken 1\fosdell
One of the great photos - two defensemen without a stick but still defending like Horatios.
They were Toronto's fine defense-duo Garth Boesch and Bill Barilko, who had the strange
misfortune of breaking their sticks during the same play.
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.S-LW.erw.oocl's Shared by @HockeyMagazines CUP SAGA
aair11 pr.oduds (Continued from page 5)
FOR HOME DELIVERY OF professional league-the National Hockey
PURE FRESH MILK CALL: Association-in the 1909-10 season. The
pro league, given scant chance of a long
Central Branch LE. 1-2477 life, flourished from the beginning a.nd was
the forerunner of today's major hockey
East End Branch PL 9-6761 circuit, the National Hockey League.
West End Branch BE. 3-5891 The pro idea spread to the Pacific Coast
in 1911-12 and at the conclusion of its first
THE BEST MILK THAT season of operations, the Coast Leaguers
challenged the National Hockey Associa-
GOOD COWS GIVE tion winner to a duel for possession of the
Stanley Cup. This challenge did not meet
AN ALL CANADIAN COMPANY with approval of the Cup Trustees ~ who
said that the trophy was originally in-
"FOR tended for amateur competition, and cer-
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The pros advanced strong arguments
• and two factors ultimately determined the
destiny of the Stanley Cup: (1) amateur·
UNITED CIGAR competition had become increasingly in-
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the best in Canada; and (2) during the
Page Twenty. Six argument over the dispensation of the
Stanley Cup, not one amateur team or
league laid claim to the trophy, leading the
Trustees to believe that the amateurs no
longer were interested in it.
Consequently, the Trustees turned the
trophy over to the pros, with whom it has
remained ever since, although a few years
later, when amateur hockey regained
prominence, the simon-pures demanded its
return. The pros flatly refused, with the
result that the amateurs installed a trophy
donated some years previous by Sir Mon-
tagu Allan of Montreal as the symbol of
their championship competition.
Quebec Bulldogs, N.H.A. champions of
the 1911-12 season, were the first all-out
professional winners of the Stanley Cup,
defeating the Pacific champions in the
challenge series. The Stanley Cup finals
were first termed the "world series of hoc-
key" in 1914, when Torontos defeated Vic-
toria, B.C.; for the honors. The first United
States team to win the cup was Seattle's
Metropolitans, the Pacific title-bearers de-
feating Montreal Canadiens in the 1916-17
The National Hockey League, which was
organized in 1917 following the disband-
ing of the National Hockey Association,
has exercised exclusive rights to the Stan-
ley Cup since 1925 when the league was
becoming international in scope and it was
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CONN SMYTHE congratulates Bill Barilko after victory as Joe Klukay and Harry Watson look on happily. Leaf players con·
. gratulating each other inciude (from left) Ray Timgren, Jim Thomson, Danny Lewicki, Max Bentley, Cal Gardner and Howie
BARILKO'S CUP Shared by @HockeyMagazinesto him. He had coached a Memorial Cup I
winner, an Allan Cup winner and· now
(Continued from page 24) he had become the first coach to hit all
"One thing I do remember about it," three.
Primeau says now, "Barilko all through
that series had been getting caught out "I can remember getting to Barilko,"
of position. Time after time he would he chuckles, "and helping him up. He
be up at the other end of the ice. So I looked at me and said, 'You're not going
had to tell him the bad news. 'Bill,' I said, to hook me this time, are you, coach?' "
'one more time and I'm going to have to
fine you one hundred dollars. Now I mean The last time I saw him was in the
it, this is going to stick!' " Gardens' press room where they were
Joe was one of the first to move after that drinking champagne. He had a grin on
electrifying sudden finish. It meant a lot his kisser and the sweat was pouring out
of his forehead after that hot shower. His
JOE PRIMEAU, BILL BARILKO and CONN SMYTHE jubilantly mother was also there and she looked like
talk over cup win as Fleming Mackell looks on. he was the greatest thing that had ever
happened. To her he was. To a lot of other
people he also was.
Barilko and a doctor friend, Henry
Hudson, a dentist in Timmins, took off
on the last leg of a flying fishing trip from
Rupert House on James Bay. They were
never seen again. The RCAF, the Ontario
Department of Lands and Forests sent
planes out. Private planes joined in the
search. From that day to this not even
a club, a piece of wreckage, a sign of any
sort has been uncovered. Once in a while
the story comes out that Barilko is not
dead, he is living in Mexico, in South
America. These serve only to r ecall
memories to his family and friends.
The only tangible record that remains
of The Kid are pictures on the wall at the
Gardens: The only intangible record is a
memory of the most thrilling, at least for
the writer, Stanley Cup finish of all the
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(Continued from page 26)
decided to discontinue the practice of play- Referee signal meaning;
ing off with the Pacific Coast's champion.
~ Great names, great deeds are associated I LOVE RITZ CRACKERS
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the laughter, the hardships-yes, and even
the game's tragedies, like the 1919 final
series, the only Stanley Cup season that
bears the record: "No Winner." That was
the year of the fatal 'flu epidemic that
halted the series in Seattle between the
Pacific champions and Montreal Canadiens
when Joe Hall, Canadiens' star, died.
Great games, great achievements are
etched into its background. So deter-
minedly have the COlllpetitors battled down
through the years that the record books
are studded with brilliant victories won
when all hope seemed lost. The greatest
team achievement, for instance, was ac-
complished by the Toronto Maple Leafs
who lost the first three games of the
1941-42 finals and then came back to take
the next four and the championship.
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But of all Stanley Cup games there are
two that will remain vividly in the minds
of hockey fans because most of them sat
up half the night awaiting the outcome.
The first occurred April 3, 1933, when
Toronto and Boston battled through 104
minutes and 46 seconds of sudden-death
overtime before little Kenny Doraty scored
the only goal of the game for the Maple
Leafs. The second instance, and the
longest hockey game ever played in Stan-
ley Cup history, came on March 24, 1936,
in Montreal when Detroit Red Wings and
Montreal Maroons duelled through 116
minutes and 30 seconds of overtime before
(lY.Iodere (Mud) Bruneteau scored the win-
ning goal for Detroit. ·
In its early days the 'Stanley Cup was
subjected to rather rough treatment by
boisterous players celebrating national vic-
tories. On one occasion it was booted,
drop-kick fashion, over the Ottawa-Hull
bridge rail into the river by a slightly ine-
briated player. It might have remained
there, too, had he not realized several
hours later what he had done, hurried
almost in horror to the scene and fortu-
nately retrieved it.
Today in spite of its age and such
• rugged treatment as the foregoing, the
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(Continued from page 16) the Stanley Cup.
Ross Roach to the Rangers for Chabot. Now in those days the New York
He wanted him and he got him. hockey crowds were rather conservative.
They realized that the hockey players
The next season when the Leafs and were not native Americans and they
' the Rangers met in the first round of the didn't get overly excited. However, on that
• Stanley Cup, there was a natural rivalry night, the night of A·pril 5, 1932, the air
was charged with electricity and over
between the two teams and the two goalies. fifteen thousand sat there tense, on edge,
And hockey fans were" excited, keyed up and then they cut loose with a tremendous
to find out which team had made the best roar as the puck was dropped to start the
· deal. Was it the Rangers with Roach, or first period. And the crowd never let up
the Leafs with Chabot? The first game in their frenzied excitement. They knew
of that championship series was played this was going to be a battle between two
at Madison Square Garden, and the Leafs great goalkeepers and when the period
had just concluded a rough series with ended with the score tied at one to one,
the Chicago Black Hawks, and· the they kept up a steady din without ever
Rangers, well, they were enjoying a six-day stopping to take a · deep breath. In the
vacation and they were all geared up. early minutes of the second frame, the
Ready to battle, to :do or die for that old New York fans weren't so enthusiastic,
piece of silver, the famed Stanley Cup. for the famous Leafs' Kid Line 'went crazy
The Rangers were still featuring their with a terrific barrage of red-hot rubber.
splendid lineup of mature stars-stars like Busher Jackson scored three times and .
the Cook brothers, Bun and Bill, Babe Charlie Conacher once, to make the score
Seibert, Ching Johnson, Fra.nkie Boucher. read Toronto Maple Leafs 5, the New
And the ·Leafs? They were still in the York Rangers 1. And with that margin
rebuilding stage and most of the young- to work on, Dick Irvin, coach of the Leafs,
sters were on their up. So, based on thought the game was reasonably safe
physical condition and experience, the and he decided to give a rookie defence-
man a chance to play in a Stanley Cup
BURNS But Irvin's move backfired when Cecil
Dillon, with less than two minutes remain-
<BROS.& ing in the period, took a .pass from
Murray Murdoch and beat Chabot to make
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5 to 3. Four minutes later Bun Cook
swooped in on a rebound and before
Chabot could regain his feet, the puck
was in the net and the score read the
Toronto Maple Leaf.s 5, the New York
The Rangers now went to iwork on.
Lorne Chabot with the crowd almost
hysterical. They hit him with everything
but the beBch, they hammered away, time
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FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE By ED FITKIN
Thinking Man's Hockey Player
SHORT shots in all directions • .• DaveKeon change your number to nine? It might change
~ is featured in the current Star Weekly as your luck." ,
• a sort of thinking man's hockey player
. . . Quote: "When I first came up to the Leafs," The idea was presented to the late Dick Irvin,
Keon says, "I knew I had to learn to check. So
I spent all summer thinking about it. When I then coaching Canadiens.
got on the ice, I made myself check well enough
t o make the team." "Anything that will change Richard's luck
Young Dave (22) has been compared with is okay with me," Dick said,
Henri Richard because of their similarity of
styles. Dave says, with typical modesty: So the Rocket started wearing No. 9. It
"Richard is a great player. I admire him and
I'm flattered to be compared with him, though became the most famous numeral in ,hockey.
I doubt if I deserve it." . . . Reminds me of the
ball player who was asked if he resented being I don't suppose anyone will wear No. 9 again
compared with a certain star. "Resent it?" he
echoed. "I certainly don't. I'm happy I'm being with Canadiens. That numeral has been retired,
compar ed to someone. Some guys play 20 years
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The Pocket Rocket won't be in action tonight,
having had the misfortune to suffer a broken along with Maurice. But maybe, , in view of
wrist the other week and is through for the the fact that Rousseau is about half Rocket's
season. But keep your eye on 15 for Canadiens. size, they could give him 9 and a half. Or
That's young Bobby Rousseau, who could be perhaps he'll make 15 a number to be
the rookie of the year. Terry Sawchuk, a spec- remembered.
tator at last Saturday night's Detroit-Leaf game
while his stand-in, Hank Bassen, played goal, ***
was telling me about Rousseau. "He came out
of the Montreal end like a streak on a clean Speaking of numbers, is 16 a jinx this season?
br eakaw ay," Terry said, "and I was lucky That was Henri Richard's number and he's out
enough to beat him. He went right back, and with a broken wrist. Bert Olmstead wears 16
it seemed like 10 seconds later he was coming and he's got a broken bone in •his shoulder.
in on me again, all alone. I was lucky again, Johnny Wilson is 16 with Rangers and he
and beat him, and there was a face-off. He missed the first month or n;to;re of the schedule
wasn't even breathing hard. I yelled at him:
'What have you got on those skates - rockets?' (Please turn to page 38)
But he just looked at me and shrugged. He
doesn't comprenez-vous too good. But what a
/ It may be significant that Rousseau is wearing
"No. 15. That was the number Rocket Richard
wore when he first broke in with Canadiens,
and went on from there to gain hockey im-
mortality. But No. 15 was a sort of jinx to the
Rocket. Every season he picked up a serious
injury and there was some doubt that he'd ever
stick around long enough in the NHL to fulfil
his great promise.
As I related in my book about the Rocket,
which was the first ever written about him,
incidentally, and that some 10 years ago, the
Rocket got his number changed from 15 to 9
and from then on there was no stopping him.
It happened this way:
The Rocket's wife had presented him with
his first offspring, a daughter they named
Huguette. She weighed nine pounds. When he
was being congratulated by the other players,
•one of them said: "Hey, Rock, why don't you
Toronto Mople .Leaf Official Programme and Sports Magazimt Page Thirty-Three
. NOT EASY TO PICK By STAN OBODIAC
The Three Star Selections
O NE of the finest honours each Wednesday a man phoned me after one selection and told
me I should have selected Tim Horton instead
• and Saturday night is for a hockey of Bob Nevin. I told him that both Horton and
, player to be selected as one of the three Nevin had played good games. But I pointed
out that Horton was on for two goals-against,
stars. There is no tangible award at all. The so his defensive record was poor. Nevin wasn't
pleased and proud player skates out at the end on for any goals-against, which gave him a good
of every game and he knows that on the defensive record, plus the fact that he scored
evening's performance he was one of the three a goal and played strong offensively. After I
best players out of 34. had explained why I had chosen Nevin, the
man agreed with me."
Over the season the three stars have been
selected by Scott Young, Jack Dennett, Ward The same controversy arose on Saturday,
Cornell, Elmer Ferguson, Herb Ralby, Red March 3, when Scott Young chose Nevin,
Burnett, Ken McKenzie, Bobby Hewitson and Langlois and Bower as his three stars. You will
Hal Cotton. Jack Dennett and Scott Young remember that Leafs won 3-1, Kelly scoring
have chosen the three stars most often and two goals.
quite a few times have run into a barrage of
criticism. This choice was severely criticized. One re-
porter wrote: "Kelly should have been the first
"Every time I make the selections," says Jack star."
Dennett of CFRB, who also runs Hot-Stove-
League radio intermission. "I get several calls However, Young may have been right, after
from people not agreeing with me. Others tell
me right to my face how wrong I was. How- (Please turn to page 46 )
ever, I must stick to my guns. As an example,
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MRS. BUTCH KEELING By MARGARET SCOTT
Enjoyed Being Hockey Wife
A HOCKEY wife of another era, Mrs. Mel- was of prime importance when Butch was a
ville Sidney "Butch" Keeling, whose hockeyist, no player was neglected, but minor
husband played with Toronto St. Pat's injuries seldom sidelined anyone. Oh, occa-
in 1926-27, and then served eleven winters with sionally they would miss a game, but not too
the New York Rangers, recently related some often. Today's players are given more time to
of her experiences as the wife of a starry left recuperate and, while I realize some do play
despite a handicap, they seem to be in the
winger. minority. I commend the caution now in vogue.
A husky-voiced lady with a delightful sense I can well remember Ching Johnson playing
with a broken jaw. It was completely wired
of humour and an infectious laugh, she noted and he had to take liquid nourishment, but I
.,a few changes in the game since her husband's don't think he missed many games, if any.
\ retirement from the NHL in the spring of 1938.
"I think the general brand of hockey was much Whenever he returned to the players' bench
rougher and tougher in bygone days," she re- he'd flash a smile, but couldn't actually laugh,"
marked. "The bodychecking was fairly clean, she related. "In one playoff series Alex Shibicky
but it was very heavy. There was the usual had to have an ankle frozen before each game
amount of butt ending and similar illegal tactics and he was in great pain afterwards."
which I imagine exist today, but I always felt
the main action was woven around smart pass- As a young girl, Mrs. Keeling was fond of
ing, brilliant imiividual efforts and solid body all sports and even played hockey, but she had
no great appreciation for the NHL variety until
Asked her opinion on the current style of she met her husband during his year with the
St. Pat's and married him in June, 1928. "Then
hockey she replied: "It's definitely crowd pleas-, I really became absorbed in the game," she
ing th~ fans obviously appreciate it, but I miss laughed. "Life in New York was wonderful
the' pattern plays and the art of stick-handling. and I loved every minute of it. The Ranger
I'm not especially in favor of shooting the puck team was always a clannish, well knit family.
into opposing defensive zones, but I'm a true We did absolutely everything together. Madi-
hockey fan at heart, so I still enjoy the game son Square Garden allocated three boxes to the
hockey wives and we sat together in a group.
Mrs. Keeling also notices a great difference (Please turn to page 44)
in the care of injured players. "Medical care
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Montreal Canadiens are facing the hottest club in the
National Hockey League tonight . . . Leafs have won
seven and tied one in their last 8 games, have not been
defeated since that 5-0 defeat in Detroit . . . and Leafs
have .had ample revenge, whipping Detroit 8-2 and 2-0
since then ... only club to break Leafs' string of victories,
The Canadiens are 7 points up and hold a game in hand . ..
a Montreal win this evening would leave them 1 point short
of mathematically clinching their fifth straight NHL flag .. .
While Punch lmlach's crew is the hottest in the league, they
have only managed to t ie the Habs once in their last five
Page Thirty-Six Toronto Maple Leaf Official Programme and Sports Magazine
IT SAYS HERE By BOB HESKETH
Forget Manne1~s For Money
I~ T is getting to be that time again when the
Leafs can handle themselves pretty well in that
" sheer exuberance of Stanley Cupping in
addition to the additional loot that is in- type of going.
volved often makes the chaps forget they are ***
Wonder if you noticed the neat and effective
Some of the finest hockey is seen in playoffs manner in which Allan Stanley handled large
. . . also some of the hardest and quite often Gordon Howe the other night as Howe at-
some of the dirtiest. tempted to find a way between Stanley and
the boards. He not only stopped him but had
Those who will hark back to the Leaf-Wing him all neatly packaged for delivery.
vendettas of the late forties will recall some of
the fiercest of recent times. The Gord Howe Rex MacLeod of the G and M observed in
incident when Ted Lindsay fired up his com- the press box that one of the reasons that Lynn
patriots to such a fever pitch by saying that Patrick wanted Stanley for the Bruins was
Ted Kennedy had intentionally injured the that he was one of the few men, if not the
J?etroit star that the ,following game was more only one in the league, who could handle Howe
hke a brawl than a •hockey match.
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the Chicago Black Hawks caused some specula-
tion, particularly among Montreal writers, that Departm ent of Comparisons: Chicago's Bobby
the better team didn't win that time. This Hull figures that if he could score more than
would appear to be obvious if you are assessing 50 goals, it could mean $15,000 to him in bonus ·
a team insofar as talent alone is concerned, for
the Hawks finished 17 points behind the Mont- and endorsements. When both Maris and
real Canadiens but then proceeded to clobber Mantle were shooting to break Ruth's record
them pbysically to win their series. Jack Evans
smashed Jean Beliveau into the boards so hard of 60 homers last year, their agent was mentally
that Le Gros Bill was never quite the same and toting up a million dollars in personal appear-
the Black Hawks applied everything upon
which they could lay their hands to line them ances and endorsements between them.
up at the infirmary door. By a series of mental gymnastics which are
No it was not Marquis of Queensbury rules much too difficult to perfP'rm here, Ken
but playoffs are often like that. It's the club McKenzie of the National Hockey League pub-
with an obvious preponderance of talent and licity office, has concluded that with the bonus
an adequate amount of toughness which usually melon upped to $189,000 this year over $153,000·
wins. But sometimes it is the club with less last year, that a chap who plays on the first
talent and more toughness that can do it.
place team ($1,500) that goes on to win both
series ($1,500 and $2,000) can take home $5,000
extra money. Which, you must admit, is much
better than a kick with a frozen boot and rates
comparably with baseball.
So in assessing this year's odds, it's wise not ***
to overlook the number of roustabouts each has
on its roster. That's why the Leaf game against R umor still persists that Doug Harvey will
Chicago a couple of weeks ago, which was as
/ rough as you'd hope to see, may be a good hang it up at the end of the season . . . a wire
indicator of how things will go when they start
shooting for the Cup. If they're healthy, the story from New York says he's not happy that
his family is living in the big city. Harvey says
this was once true but now he likes the big
A SAMPLE OF NEXT WEDNESDAYf NIGHT
O NE week from tonight, one of the finest musical programmes of the year is coming to
Maple Leaf Gardens. Movie star Rhonda Fleming, orchestra leader Skitch Henderson,
the famed Ray Charles Singers, baritone Earl Wrightson and the new tenor sensation,
Saverio Saridis, will be here in A NIGHT WITH GERSHWIN, a 25th anniversary salute to
America's most beloved composer. Plan to attend this most enjoyable evening of musical
entertainment. The Gardens' box office is now open.
To give you a sample of the famous Gershwin melodies that ·these talented singers and
musicians will be featuring next Wednesday at 8.30 p.m.;Horace Lapp, the Gardens' organist,
will tonight play a medley of Gershwin's great tunes.
Toronto Maple l eaf Official Programme and Sports Ma gazine Page Thirty-Seven
FOOTLOOSE the junior team. This time they called me
(Continued from page 33)
because of injury. ... Perhaps Bobby Hull was
psychic. His old number was 16. He changed Don Simmons can attest to the strange quirks
lit this season to 7 . .. and has been the season's of fate because he's had some weird things
'scoring sensation with 44 goals to date .. . happen to him. Probably among the weirdest
was what transpired last Saturday.
Don (Shanty) MacKenzie, leader of the Big 0
Marching and Chowder Club, and formerly one Simmons, who had been recalled by the Leafs
of the best linemen in Canadian football, tells 10 days before, was still nursing a fractured
about the time in Winnipeg when Ted Reeve, cheekbone, suffered some three weeks ago, and
then coaching Balmy Beach, decided to use him had practised only a couple of times with the
as a halfback. ("I was a lot thinner then," team. Saturday morning he worked out with
Shanty explained. "And very fast on my feet." ) Marlboros and during that session hurt his leg.
. . . Well, that day he had himself a ball. He Trainer Bobby Haggert prescribed cold applica-
scored a touchdown and made several scintillat- tions to keep down the swelling and Don doc-
ing runs, and when it was all over, he happily tored his injury all that afternoon.
awaited the reviews, anticipating that at long
last a lineman was going to get some favorable He was at the Gardens early that evening, not
"ink" in the sports pages. But justice never dreaming he would play. In fact, he was sitting
triumphs for linemen in football. There was a in the press room, enjoying a soft drink and
tremendous write-up, to be sure, but the big some sandwiches when Stan Obodiac came
star of the game, according to the papers, was in and asked him if he'd mind autographing a
Don MoKechnie! book.
"Winnipeg just isn't my town, I guess," "Not at all," said Don, and took the pen in his
Shanty recalled, still with a trace of sadness. left hand and signed his name.
"The last time I went there, I was co-coach of
A few minutes later, after probably another
soft drink and more sandwiches, the only lefty
(Pleas·e turn to page 47)
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TIM HORTON HOCKEY WIFE
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If any friends turned up, they ended up in box
seats with us. When our husbands went on road
trips we shopped, lunched and often stayed
together in groups," she reminisced. "Goodness,
no one was ever lonely. The players retained
a close association on and off the ice and, if
one wanted to visit a tavern, technically
frowned upon even in those days, the team went
en masse. Oddly, we were all spread well
around the area. Some lived in Brooklyn,
others in Flushing, and a few on Long Island,
but distance just couldn't keep us apart."
A month ago, Mrs. Keeling accompanied her
husband to New York to attend a special
luncheon in honour of Frank Boucher, a famed
ex-Ranger, who then received the Sportsman-
ship Brotherhood award. Only a few members
of the old New York squad were invited and
it was a thrilled Mrs. Keeling who greeted old
hockey pals and watched a great favorite
receive the plaque from Myles Lane. "It was
truly marvellous," she admitted. "Frank is the
first Canadian to be so honoured and I'm par- •
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Time had stood still. Ching Johnson looked as
youthful and jovial as ever. Paul Thompson
still has a fine physique and an abundance of
curly hair, but it is now grey instead of black.
Murray Murdoch, presently athletic director at
Yale, joined our group, but I missed seeing
Ellen Johnson and Marie Murdoch.
"The minute we got together we all became
as friendly and close as we were during hockey
days," continued Mrs. Keeling. "I guess old
R anger friendships never die. In his presenta-
tion speech, Myles Lane, now a noted special
investigator in Washington, recalled his ner-
"The '62 Lark is a championship car. vousness upon joining the Rangers for the first
time. He was an All-American football player
It's as stingy on gas as Johnny Bower and a hockeyist at Harvard, but he felt out of
Is on goals, and can seat 6 big players his depth when he turned pro. However, the
In comfort. The Lark is a rugged com- minute he entered the dressing room the boys
gave him such a warm welcome he immediately
/ petitor, the best in any league. Come on felt like an old teammate."
'- In and let our sales team arrange a test- Mrs. Keeling's greatest hockey thrill occurred
drive for you." in the ~pring of 1933 in the Cup finals against
Tim Horton Toronto. "The game went into overtime and
Butch got a breakaway and gave Bun Cook a
perfect pass. He scored and gave New York a
1-0 victory and the Cup," she recalled. "I think
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Summing up her years as a hockey wife,
Mrs. Keeling concluded: "I never worried about
mJuries, in fact, I only knew two wives who
did, but they were not married to New York
players. No, the Ranger wives were tranquil,
happy women. When Butch retired I wasn't
at all sad. The time had come to leave the
game and I think he did so gracefully and while
he still had some talent left. •
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SCORECARD: MONTREAL... ..... vs. TORONTO.. ...... March 14th, 1962
GOALS ASSISTS TIME PENALTIES
! I• THREE STARS
SHOTS ON GOAL
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TIMES (Continued from page 34)
7:05A.M. all, as Nevin scored the first goal, ending his
8:10A.M. personal goal drought, and played strongly all
6:05 P.M. night.
JOE MORGAN Bob Gordon of Maclaren's Advertising, who
"MR. SPORTS" supplied the list of selections, said: "We run
a kinescope of each after the game and when
t' CONTROVERSIAL you get a look at what the players did, some-
times in slow motion, I usually agree most
., HARD-HITTING strongly with the Three Star choices.
Oct. 14-Kelly, Stapleton, Shack (vs Boston)
v' FEARLESS Oct. 21-Pilote, Keon, Kelly (vs Chicago)
Oct. 28-Keon, Shack, Mahovlich (vs New
Nov. I-Pulford, Arbour, Bonin (vs Montreal)
Nov. 4-Keon, Brewer, Wharram (vs Chicago)
Nov. 11-Brewer, Keon, Nevin (vs Detroit)
Nov. 15-Shack, Richard, Brewer (vs Montreal)
Nov. 18-Duff, Pulford, Keon (vs Detroit)
Nov. 25-Keon, Duff, Bower (vs New York)
Nov. 29-Bower, Plante, Pulford (vs Montreal)
Dec. 2-Harris, Mikita, Shack (vs Chicago)
Dec. 9-Duff, Mahovlich, Armstrong (vs
Dec. 16-Bathgate, Armstrong, Duff (vs New
Dec. 23-Head, Bucyk, Duff (vs Boston)
Dec. 27-Brewer, Bower, Hall (vs Chicago)
Dec. 30-Armstrong, Delvecchio, Keon (vs
Jan. 3-Keon, Bower, Plante (vs Montreal)
Jan. 6-Keon, Baun, Mahovlich (vs Chicago)
Jan. 10-Keon, Pennington, Litzenberger (vs
Jan. 13-Brewer, Delvecchio, Harris (vs
Jan. 17-Mahovlich, Pulford, Bathgate (vs New
Jan. 20-Gamble, Burns, Pulford (vs Boston)
Jan. 27-Mahovlich, Howe, Brewer (vs Detroit)
Feb. 3-Armstrong, Brewer, Ingarfield (vs
Feb. 7-Gamble, Stewart, Horton (vs Boston)
Feb. IO-Rousseau, Plante, Mahovlich (vs
Feb. 17-Bower, Bathgate, Armstrong (vs New
Feb. 21-Richard, Armstrong, G. Tremblay (vs
Feb. 24-Keon, Armstrong, Litzenberger (vs
Feb. 28-Pulford, Hull, Horton (vs Chicago)
Mar. 3-Nevin, Langlois, Bower (vs New
Mar. IO-Nevin, Simmons, Ullman (vs Detroit)
You will notice by the records that on seven
of the occasions three Leafs were chosen. Is
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this favouritism by our press people? No, be- Nothing does -it
cause Leafs usually win at home. However, like Seven-Up
once when Herb Ralby of the Boston Record
chose the three stars he chose Gamble and
Burns, one of only four times that more than
one of the opposition was chosen. On one of
the four occasions Elmer Ferguson of the
~ Montreal press chose Rousseau and Plante.
The three-star selections would be good indi-
cators for all-star choices. If that is so, Dave
Keon, who has been chosen a star 11 different
times would be an all-star centre. Dave has
been such a standout that he has been first-star
seven times, more than anybody else, in fact
twice as many times as anybody. Keon was
chosen a star on four successive games, another
By comparison, Big M has been one of the
three stars only six times, only twice the first
Bob Pulford, the , bull-necked forward, has
also been one of th~ three stars six times. So
has George Armstrong, enjoying perhaps his
greatest NHL season.
Tonight, if you disagree with the three star
selections, write a letter to the sportswriter
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(Continued from page 38)
in the league (meaning he holds his goal stick
in his left hand and catches with his right
hand) was standing in the Toronto net, wearing
a face mask to protect his cheekbone, oblivious
of his sore leg and not even jittery. He didn't
have time to get butterflies.
In a dazzling sequence of events, Johnny
Bower was in, then out of the Toronto goal,
Simmons was out and then in. Bower had been
:>idelined by a shot by Eddie Shack that almost
tore off his thumb in pre-game warm-up.
./ This was a Hollywood-type script, and there
could only be one Hollywood-type ending, and
that would be for the Leafs to win and the
stand-in goalie, Don .Simmons, to shut out the
Detroit Red Wings with a brilliant display.
Believe it or not, Ripley, that's exactly what
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Johnny Bower, Ed Shack, Dave Keon and
Ed Litzenberger are the four Leafs pictured
on the covers of tonight's programmes. On
Saturday night, which just happens to be
St-. Patrick's Day, five different Leafs will be
pictured on the programme cover.
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