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Toronto vs Montreal (1962--hockey)

Game program from March 14, 1962 (Tuesday).

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THE CHAMPION ELEVEN

Hap Day cut down
his playing strength and

won a Stanley Cup
in 1945

By MILT DUNNELL

M ILK, Moxie and Miracles. That was Frank McCool, whose great goalkeeping featured 1945
the Leaf parlay for all the money
Stanley Cup series, Syl Apps, then in Canadian army,
. in a Stanl&y Cup spectacular that
."Just couldn't happen" in the spring of and Gus Bodnar.

1945. Historians know it as "The April of The theory seemed to be borne out when .
the Anti-Climax." the series shifted to Toronto. Habs har-
pooned their tormentors before a dis-
Outspoken Jack Adams named it "The appointed sell-out crowd at the Gardens.
Leafs salvaged the next one, despite a
Spring of the Big Stink." This was a some- tremendous goaling display by Bill Durnan.
Shared by @HockeyMagazinesThat proved to be the break-through
what bitter commentary on the c;l.reful, match of the series. Canadiens clobbered
c~IcuJated and somewhat less than spine- the Torontos, back in Montreal, with Roc-
ket Richard firing four goals in a 10-3
tmglmg type of hockey which shrewd Hap romp.

Day, then coaching the Toronto team im- That merely set the stage for the main
event here at the Gardens. Leafs locked
posed on the Detroit fans. ' up the semi-final round with a 3-2 cliff-
hanger that had 14,400 fans in a frenzy.
Adams put it bluntly, after two succes- With 30 seconds of the game remaining-
sive shutout defeats on the Olympia pond: and Leaf goalie Frank McCool sprawled
out of the cage-Toe Blake, the Old Lamp-
"Day came in here and stunk out the lighter of the Habs-ftipped the puck over
joint." the empty net in what had looked like a
sure-fire shot to tie the score.
_Day got the job done. He wound up
with the Stanley Cup which had been all The impossible had happened. Cana-
but engraved in advance for Montreal diens were eliminated. Conn Smythe, who
was back from the wars, called the tune '
Canadiens. The Habs had then what their for what was in store for Detroit when he
admiring coach, Dick Irvin, described as said: "A club that refuses to be beaten
"the finest NHL club in 20 years." won't lose. That's us."

Irvin wasn't talking through his toque Frank McCool, an ulcer-plagued goalie
. either. Canadiens had cake-walked through who was suffering through his first siege
of Stanley Cup competition, took a few
<the season, with Rocket Richard, Elmer more swigs of his milk and prepared for
Lach, Toe Blake, Murph Chamberlain, and the showdown with the Red Wings.
all the rest enjoying a picnic. They were
McCool's ulcers caused him pain enough
backed by Bill Durnan, the outstanding under normal circumstances. The stress
goalie of the day. and strain of playoff hockey caused those
ulcers to· play "Tiger Rag" on Frank's ribs
This was the club which the third-place every time he skated out to face enemy
~~nd happy to settle for it) Leafs tackled
m the opening heat of the Cup capers. (Please turn to page 68)

Nobody asked the Leafs to win: all they

asked was that our gallant bums should
emerge alive.

Leafs not only lived-they prospered.

When they knocked off the Habs, two in a
row, right in the Forum, the accident was
rated right up alongside the collapse of

the Quebec bridge in the history of dis-
asters. It couldn't be explained as any-
~hing but an accident.

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Perhaps the Maple Leafs would
have won the Stanley Cup in 1958-59

if the goal nets had been rigged with
today's finer mesh. There wouldn't have been any

argument when George Armstrong scored

AN INVISIBLE GOAL

By FRED CEDERBERG

F OR two periods, those 1958-59 Cinder- Shared by @HockeyMagazines There was a black blur, the net jumped,
Plante waved his stick. The puck ended
. ella Leafs had fought the favored . up in the corner where it was trapped by
Montreal Canadiens to a standstill.
a Canadien defenceman who started a
The packed house in Maple Leaf Gardens return attack. Seconds later there was a
could sense an upset that night of April stoppage in play and The Chief skated to
16th. the north end goal judge, gesticulating

But only George Armstrong . was angrily. Duff backed him up.
" upset" . The Hahs watched, almost disinter-

GEORGE · ARMSTRONG, Captain of the Leafs, who scored estedly. So did the other Leafs on the ice.
a goal that went through net but was not counted in Finally, Army returned to the Leaf

the 1958-59 finals with Canadiens. bench, his arms out, gloved hands turned
up, apologetically.
Suddenly, Dickie Duff threw a cross-
rink pass to Armstrong as the awkward "I tell you," he complained, "I just
rightwinger hit the Hab blueline. In full
. stride, Army cut in deep and lashed a scored!"
•heavy shot toward the Montreal cage just
as goalie Jacques Plante came out to his "Yeah," echoed Duff.
IEut and took the angle.
The Leafs - Dave Creighton, Gerry

Ehman, Billy Harris, Frank Mahovlich,

Bob Pulford, et al, stared at him-like he

had flipped.

It was seconds after "The Shot".

Hab coach Toe Blake's big hands rested

on the dasher in front of his power-packed

bench. He gripped it harder, blinked,

looked down at Rocket Richard and Dickie

Moore, sitting nearest him.

"Armstrong just scored," he hissed.

"He ,fust put that puck clean through the
1
nets!"

The Rocket grunted; Moore grinned.

Both agreed with a nod of their heads.

But Blake wasn't saying anything else.

His Habs led the best-of-seven Stanley

Cup final, two games to one. A win tonight

would give thepi solid control of the series

and their fourth straight cup; a loss would

send the two clubs back to Montreal 'all

squared up.

(Please turn to page 55)

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by near riots, corridor battles between the
execs, and in "Chi" the noisiest crowds
(including pipe organ) ever assembled at
a hockey match.

" So you have a great team ... you miss a
few pennants by hard luck as much as
anything ... then the cracks start to show.
The Leafs began the rebuilding, as Bruins,
Rangers, then Bruins again, very strong
squads, took it. Finally, after years of
frustration, in 1942 (the series had gone
to best 4 out of 7), the Torontos, down 3
games to none to Detroit, fought back to
win 4-3 in the Motor City ... in Toronto
9-3 . . . then home and home 3-0, 3-1.
Major Smythe, back from war training
camp, and Hap Day stunned the hockey
world by dropping veteran stars like
Drillon and McDonald, who had staled off
on the schedule trail, and replacing them ·
with eager youngsters like Don Metz and
Ernie Dickens.

Naturally enough, not one holdover of
the '32 originals remained in the roster
of Reg Hamilton, Wally Stanowski, Syl
Apps, Bob Goldham, Gord Drillon, Hank
Goldup, Ernie Dickens, Dave Schriner,
Bucko McDonald, Bob Davidson, Nick and
Don Metz, 'Bingo Kampman, Turk Broda,
Gaye Stewart, Johnny Mccreedy, Lorne
Ca~r, Pete Langelle., Billy Taylor.

War years . . . changes inevitable ...
and of that comparatively young team of
19 players, it came about when the Leafs
surprised the Canadiens in 1945 in the
semi-finals then went on to beat the Wings
in seven games, eight of them still were
on this . . . the third MLG Stanley Cup

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But back to that night of April 16.

Another reporter drove home with his
wife.

"I tell you," she insisted as he steered
west along the Lakeshore, "Armstrong
scored on that shot. And if it had counted,
t hen Harris' goal would have made it 2-0
and we'd be all squared up, not trailing."

"Yeah," snickered the reporter. "What
about the guy next to you? He see it, too?"

"No, he didn't. But that doesn't matter.
I saw it go in!"

Hubby-reporter gave in at home. "Okay,
I'll check. Tomorrow," he promised.

Shanty Mackenzie, the Gardens' movie-
maker, blew the top off the story with the
game flickers.

"Sure," he said, "it was in. Want to see
for yourself? C'mon in."

( There it was, the blur of the puck, the
swing of Plante's stick, the net jumping.

It was George Armstrong's .BIG playoff
goal, the goal you won't find in the NHL
record books; the goal which could have
crowned Leafs' "Cinderella Run" with a
Stanley Cup triumph.

Supposition?

Certainly. But goals are the stuff of
which victories are made. And many's
the game, many's the series which has
turned on a single goal.

But it couldn't turn on Army's goal
because the three Canadiens who saw it
wouldn't talk; the two Leafs who saw it
go ih couldn't get an audience ; and the
housewife high in the blues who was "sure
, it went in" wasn't a goal judge. •



Toronto Maple Leaf Official Programme and Sports Magazine

HOCKEY LIBEL SERIES

GLOVES (Continued from page 10)

AGAIN THE Hockey was his whole life, in which his
CHOICE OF hobby of raising pigeons was permitted
TORONTO to intrud~ only on a limited basis.

MAPLE The interview had started innocently
LEAFS enough. We visited the coach in his office
in the Forum the morning of the day of
WITH the opening game of the final round
between Montreal and Toronto.
New
As discussion developed, Dick paced the
DESIGN floor, his anger mounting as he listed his
casualties. Although the league president
CURVED PALM FORMED TO FIT HAND had issued a statement absolving Metz in
FOR NATURAL STICK GRIP. the Lach incident, Irvin refused to concede
it had been an accident. ·
Made from finest quality horsehide and
padded with lightweight shock absorbing Eventually he suggested the forthcom-
ing series would be decided ~y an immortal
ensolite. power. "Providence is on our side," he told
Shared by @HockeyMagazines the writers. "If we win it will prove the
MANUFACTURED BY injury to Lach was deliberate. If we lose,
DiUNN"'U'7~FA.TLHLEIRN it will prove that it was accidental."
GER & l..IMITED
Several years later, Ed Fitkin, in writ-
GOODS ing the story of Rocket Richard's hocke~
career, recalled that Montreal cohmmist
350 Sorauren Ave. Toronto Baz O'Meara had dubbed the round "the
Libel Series".
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Whether it's silver wagon It was most certainly a bitter series
and is still recalled as the wildest in Cup
service or famous continental history.
dishes, Royal York chefs will
delight your palate with fine There has always been a keen rivalry
between Toronto and Montreal and in
food, expertly prepared and those early post-Second World War days
served, including Canadian each team had an executive capable of
specialties that they have stoking the emotional fires within tense
helped to make famous. players. Dick was a psychological artist
who had studied under a master of the
THE verbal needle, Conn Smythe.

R.OYAL Leafs lost the first game, 6-0, and some-
one managed to quote Montreal's goalie,
YORK Bill Durnan, as stating: "How did those
guys get into the playoffs?". Durnan later
TORONTO denied making any such remark but it
was on record in all too plain sight of the
A CANADIAN PACIFIC HOTEL embarrassed Leafs.

Page Fifty-Six The second game was also played in
Montreal and it is doubtful if there has
ever been a rougher one. Rocket Richard,
an emotional, dedicated player who asked
for no quarter and gave no quarter, col-
lided with Vic Lynn early in the game.
Lynn went to the first-aid room with blood
pouring from a cut over an eye.

Later the Rocket clashed with Bill
Ezinicki, the sweep-skating policeman of
the Leafs. Before game officials could
separate the antagonists, the Rocket
tapped Ezzie on the noggin with his stick.

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Chadwick banished Richard with a match
misconduct penalty and president Camp- Page Fifty-Seven
bell added a $250 fine and sus'pension
from the third game.

With the series tied 1-1, play moved to
Toronto and Leafs won the next two
l games, the second one after 16 minutes
' of overtime. Again the hitting was hard
and bitterness permeated dressing rooms
of both clubs.

Back in Montreal fans jammed the
Forum ready to back up the Rocket, who
had been as usual the mainstay of Cana-
diens' attack. Supporters had taken up a
collection to pay his fine for him. He was
presented with a sum of money greatly
in excess of the original $250. Canadiens
forced the series to the limit with a 3-1
victory but Leafs !Won the deciding game
2-1, 'clinging to their slim lead despite a
late breakaway by Kenny Reardon who
appeared to have goalie Turk Broda at
his mercy. Broda made the r,ight play and
five minutes later the wildest of all Stanley
Cup series was over.

But the memory lingered. The following
season when Canadiens paid their first
visit to the Gardens, the largest hockey
crowd in the history of the building-
16,318 - was recorded. The fans still
remembered the 1946-47 series. In fact
I doubt if many have forgotten it 15

years later. e

FIRST SIP

(Continued from page 30)

and time again, but Lorne Chabot held

<' them off. They kept up the pressure, they
fired from all angles and with all types of
shots. Never in the history of the game
to that very night had a goalkeeper been
bombarded with such a savage attack.
Not for one minute, not for five minutes,
not for ten, but continuously they fired
away, they came in on their own rebounds
and shot them back at Chabot like bullets
from a machine-gun. And Lorne Chabot?
He was stopping them and stopping them
bri1liantly. He stopped the Ranger artil-
lery with his legs, his hands, his body,
his skates, his stick; he threw himself at _
the puck, he dropped to his knees, he
twisted., he turned, he was a one-man wall.
Even. the Leafs looked at him with a gnfat
love and a great admiration. And Chabot

(Please turn to page 78)

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Perry Como· isn't the only one
flooded with fan mail. The leafs are
deluged with letters from all over the world



·Do WE GET LETTERS!

By ED FITKIN

T HE fame of Frank Mahovlich is Shared by @HockeyMagazines "I finally figured out they wanted auto-
spreading around the world. On the graphs," he said, "but the thing that
adjacent page, ,you'll see a striking amazed me is how well they know our
cartoon of the 'Big M' which was drawn, players."
from a photograph of Frank's head, by a
cartoonist for the Swedish newspaper, Most of the requests are for autographs
Aftonbladet, in Stockholm. and pictures of the players. They come
from Czechoslovakia, Sweden, Switzer-
His cartoons, which he signs Lasse, are land, England and Scotland, as well as all
famous in Sweden because he's been with parts of North America. Many are asking
the paper for 13 years. This drawing of for a Maple Leaf Gardens' calendar, too.
Frank was sent to the publicity depart- In this respect, Stan Obodiac of our depart-
ment of Maple Leaf Gardens in apprecia- ment, who has a limited knowledge of
tion of the kindness of John Anderson in Polish, comes in handy, too.
sending him a calendar. Lasse happens
to be a hockey enthusiast who has a phobia The other day Stan got a request from
for collecting everything he can about the the Congo for a calendar, and we're all
NHL and his wife reports that he binds still wondering if that one calendar, among
all this material into books as a hobby. all those people, is the basic reason for
unrest.
Anderson, Danish by birth but now a
Canadian citizen and one-third owner of There was one I received recently that
the schooner Crusader, is what we call still has me perplexed, too. It was from
our Foreign Correspondent in the publicity a young Leaf fan who wrote simply:
department. He's the only one who can "Please send me all the pictures of the
decipher some of the letters we receive Leafs except Pulford."
from Europe, and they are getting more
plentiful every year. Why not Pulford? Doesn't he like him?
Or did he have a picture of Rugged Robert
( Some of the letters wind up in George before?

Armstrong's custody as captain of the ·There was another one from a young
girl. It read: "Please send me all the
Leafs. But George, who is part Indian, Leafs."

doesn't have to reply to the letters by And, believe me, there have been some
nights when Punch Imlach gladly would
mail. He could send up smoke signals, if have complied with that request.
· he knew which direction. But he, too, is
John Anderson got a touching letter
completely confused by the addresses on from a Hungarian woman living in Chi-
the mail he receives. Lately letters came cago. Fifteen years ago she escaped from
; with a German postmark but written in the Iron Curtain, but her son was not so
French. fortunate. Efforts to get him out of Hun-
gary have not met with the slightest
Anderson, in one week, received three success. ·
letters from Russia, and while he couldn't
understand what the writers had penned, Her request? "... would you please send
he was astounded to discover that each my son a Maple Leaf hockey pin ..." •
~ letter also contained a separate sheet on
which the names of all the Toronto players

alld their positions were typed in English.

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REMINISCES Shared by @HockeyMagazinesMcCool, a remarkable netminder who
seemed to dread the biz so badly he won
(Continued from page 54) the name of Ulcers McCool, yet turned in
champs . . . Hami!lton, Stanowski, still four victory shutouts in the set.
defence partners, Schriner the brilliant
left winger, the skating Metz brothers, Well, winning became a bit of a habit
M0Creedy, Carr and the stalwart Bob ... Leafs missed in '46 as Montreal's Dur-
Davidson. That was the year Leafs cut nan, Bouchard, Reardon, Blake, Richard
and Lach lineup swept through, but were
Three Leafs of yesteryear, "Ace" Bailey, "Baldy" Cotton, world's champion Leafs once again in
and "Red" Horner. 1947, '48 and '49, and first to win three in a
row ... They missed out in 1950 when the
down to an 11-man squad-their 11 best Red Wings regained powerwith the likes of
-and beat Detroit in the final. Harry Lumley, Sid Abel, Gordie Howe,
Ted Lindsay, Jack Stewart, Leo Reise and
They were assisted by newcomers Ted Red Kelly (at last we are getting to
Kennedy, Elwyn Morris, Tom (Windy) modern times, kiddo) . Then another
Q'Neill, Babe Pratt, obtained .in a wonder- championship show in 1951.
ful trade with Rangers, Gus Bodnar,
Art Jackson, Jackie McLean and Frank And compare if you will just to prove
the point of changes even on title teams
... the 1947 winners with those of Toronto
Cup holders of '51.

The former : Stanowski and the Metz
boys on all three squads ('42, '45-'47).
Returnees Apps, Goldham, Broda and
Gaye Stewart, seven vets from 1942 . . .

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(Continued from page 12)
Back in Beantown, two nights later,
continue to do; an q,cceptable job of goal- Leafs recorded an easy 4-1 victory and the
tending. As for Brewer, he had been series seemed to be over: Imlach, laugh-
threatened before. Mohns did not carry ing, entertained the jubilant dressing
out his threat and, as a matter of fact, room with his ceremonial wig.
was out of the series early with torn knee
ligaments. Bruins weren't finished yet, though.
They tied the series at 3-3 by winning in
The teams headed back to Toronto with Toronto again. Ehman and Mahovlich
Punch Imlach still snorting defiance. overcame a two-goal Boston lead but
Bronco Horvath shot the winner.
Now it was Saturday night in Toronto.
Bruins grabbed a 2-1 lead but Gerry Then, as the airlines declared dividends,
Ehman, acquired by Imlach the previous the teams flew back to Boston. Red Storey
summer for his goal-scoring knack, tied was scheduled to referee the rubber match
it with two minutes left in the game. In but resigned, amid a flood of publicity, in
overtime, Frank Mahovlich suckered the protest against criticism levelled at him
Boston defence while Billy Harris passed publicly by Clarence Campbell, National
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left the game with his knee injury.
Once again, Ehman and Mahovlich were
The following Tuesday, overtime was the trigger men. Regan played a fine
needed again to settle a 2-2 deadlock. The game despite his broken hand and Mahov-
stalemate was broken when Ehman was lich passed to Ehman for the goal that
able to shed a few drops of blood after gave Leafs a 3-2 win and a ticket to the
Guy Gendron's stick had clipped him. finals against Canadiens.
~eferee Red Storey had no choice but to
~ive Gendron five minutes for high- From a Toronto standpoint, the cham-
pionship series was anti-climactic. Leafs
were spent and SQ were their fans . •

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THE VERSATILE KING

Clancy demonstrated his great
heart and hockey capabilities one night in 1923

when he played every position in a
Stanley Cup playoff

By HAL WALKER

--..TO SIGNS of Spring hereabouts but Shared by @HockeyMagazines "And don't write about Bill Barilko's
last hockey match in which he scored the
l.~ Edward James Fitkin, the erudite winning goal. It's being done by some-
body else . . ."
publisher of Maple Leaf Gardens
magazine was wearing a light topcoat the "Well, that leaves me Hap Day and the
other night and remarking about how mild 47-48-49 Leafs ..."
it was.
"Just remembered," the editor said, "Vi-
"It's Stanley Cup weather" he said, cup- pond's doing that, I think. Write about
ping his hands over his frozen ears to make anything."
sure they were still on his head. "The
reason I mention this is that I'm putting "How about the time Lester Patrick
out a Stanley Cup spring special and what went in goal?" I asked.
can you do for me?"
"Old hat," he said, fixing me with a
What, I pleaded, Stanley Cup should I stern look. "This is an up-to-date journal
wr ite about? I'II have you know".

"Oh, any one at all" said the editor. "But "Well how about me telling your readers
don't write about the 1931 series when about the time Francis 'King' Clancy
Ken Doraty scored to break up that long played all six positions for Ottawa in a
game. It's being done by somebody else." Stanley Cup final?" I demanded.

"Well, how about . . ." I began. "About WHA'f?" said James Edward
Fitkin. "I don't believe it, but then, on
KING CLANCY second thoughts, there are a lot of things
about Clancy I d0n't believe. So write it!"

Believe it or not, King Clancy, then a
verdant rookie, played every position on
the Ottawa Senators in their final Stanley
Cup game against Edmonton on March 31,
1923 at Vancouver. And Fitkin, if you
don't believe it, you can fight it out with
Baz O'Meara, the most knowledgable man
I know about anything in Ottawa sports
doings.

The King was a sub at the time, but
when defenceman Eddie Gerard suffered a
shoulder separation the King had to fill
in for him although Gerard gave one of
the most astounding displays of stamina
and courage in the history of hockey by
playing for 45 minutes in all.

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:Jrlari/s G_Beauty cEafon Ztd. (Continued from page 8)

I :leair Styfin9 •• Leafs bombed them, 9-3, when they
returned to Toronto and Lytle wrote:
SPECIALIZING IN COLD WAVING "This series gets curioser and curioser.
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COR. BAY STREET Gaye Stewart. Gaye started the season
Ill as a Marlboro junior, moved to Marlboro
TORONTO seniors, then to Hershey in the AHL,
where he played sensational hockey, and
Page Sixty-Six finally made the Stanley Cup finals as
a Leaf.

All Hap's moves were designed to give
his side more muscle, legs and scoring
. punch.

The suspended Jack Adams, working
from behind the scenes, took a leaf out
of Day's book and benched Eddie Bush,
Pat McReavy and Adam Brown in favor
of Joe Fisher, Doug McCaig and Gus ·
Geisebrecht, called up from Indianapolis
of the AHL.

It didn't work. Turk Broda pushed
Leafs' pinch-hitting rookie sensations into
the background as he posted a 3-0 shutout
in the sixth game at Detroit.

We sat in on that one and never saw
the Fabulous Fatman play better hockey.
That series established Turk's worth as
a money goaltender.

Don Metz, Bob Goldham and Billy
Taylor scored the goals with the old
smoothie Sweeney Schriner setting up
Taylor and Goldham.

Fans almost broke the doors down in
an effort to get into the seventh game at
Toronto on Saturday, April 18. They sold
16,218 tickets, including standing room.
It was estimated that there were close to
17,000 in the Gardens.

It was a thriller. Syd Howe sent Wings
to the front in the second period and they
clung tenaciously to the lead until Leafs
erupted for three goals in the third.
Schriner fired two with the aid of line-
mates Billy Taylor and Lorne Carr. Pete
Langelle sandwiched a goal between the
Schriner masterpieces.

Johnny Mowers was in goal for the
Wings. Orlando, Stewart, Alex Motter and
Eddie Bush did most of the work at the
blueline with Doug McCaig seeing action.

Up front they had Don Grosso, Eddie
Wares, Sid Abel, Syd Howe, Carl Lis-

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Leafs had Turk Broda, Reggie Hamilton, FOR ALL CANADA
Wally Stanowski, Syl Apps, Bob Goldham,
Gord Drillon, Hank Goldup, Ernie Dickens,
l Dave "Sweeney" Schriner, Billy Taylor,
• Lorne Carr, Bucko McDonald, Bob David-
son, Nick and Don Metz, Bingo Kampman,
Gaye Stewart, Johnny McCreedy and Pete
Langelle in action during the seven-game
set. ·

There may have been better Leaf teams,
but none gamer. This one just refused to
stay down and they were bloody and
battered at the finish.

Iron man Day had to miss one workout
due to illness. Major Conn Smythe of the
30th Battery took! over that day before
heading back to camp. It was reported the
Major woke the boys up with one of his
famous pep talks in Detroit.

As for individual thrills, Rocket Richa:i;d
has provided so many, they beggar
description. •
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(Continued from page 60) TAKES SPECIAL CARE

holdovers of '45 only Bodnar and Kennedy Call Your Persona/ Cleaning Attendant at •
(along with Stanowski and the Metzes)
... Thus on the 18-man 1947 roster, ten ;MAPLE LEAF CLEANERS
newcomers ... Gus Mortson, Garth Boesch,
Jim Thomson, Bill Barilko, Harry Watson, • EM. 3-7411
Vic Lynn, Joe Klukay, Bill Ezinicki,
Howie Meeker and Bud Poile.

( What a rebuilding chore that was, as
we say . . . to bring three straight, miss
one and win again in '51. And who do you
find on this 21~man assemblage? Eight
survivors from '47. In the other 13
sweaters . . . Al Rollins, Bill J uzda, Fern
F1aman, Hugh Bolton, Sid Smith, Tod
Sloan, Cal Gardner, Max Bentley, Danny
Lewicki, Ray Timgren, Fleming Mackell,
Johnny McCormack and Bob Hassard. To
take the honors alongside Broda, Thom-
son, Mortson, Kennedy, Meeker, Barilko,
Watson and Klukay.

Now we should get a Spalding's Guide.
We'd like to find out how many New York
Yankees of 1957 world series winners
were with Houk's Help last year against
~ the Cincinnati Reds. •

Toronto Maple Leaf Official Programme and Sports Magazine Page Sixty-Seven

GORDIE ELEVEN

HOWE (Continued from page 50)

•, shooters. Frank kept a quart of milk in
Hockey Great his locker. He sipped between periods, in
an effort to appease them.
SAYS:
Hap Day had said: "If McCool stands up
"The Summer in goal, we should have some surprises."
Camp for your That more or less made McCool the key
sports-minded son is Camp Wee-Gee- man of the playoffs. He accepted the chal-
Wa. Sports Activities include golf, lenge. His goaling in the semi-final with
water-skiing, · fin~st fishing, Trampo- Montreal had been great. He couldn't even
line, etc. be blamed for the 10-3 shellacking.

For brochure, write me In the final with the Red Wings, Frank
proved he merely had been warming up in
GORDIE HOWE the fracas with the Habs. Now, he was
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c/o Camp Wee-Gee-Wa for Boys evidence he offered was convincing and
spectacular - three s't1ccessive shutouts
Box 239 Parry Sound, Ont. against the Wings, two of them in Detroit.

Favorite ••• It wasn't until the fourth game of the
series, at the Gardens, that Detroit finally
of E11e1y/Jody! put the puck behind McCool. Flash Hollett ·
was the marksman, while big Babe Pratt
ST.ERLING of the Leafs was serving a penalty. Hol-
COFFEE lett set a fire under the Wings. Before they
were through, they almost burned down
191 . JOHN ST. EM. 4-5775 Maple Leaf Gardens.

They won, 5-3, that night. Teeder Ken-
nedy scored three goals f9,r Toronto. and
had to settle for defeat. That was only the
start of the Leafs' troubles. Harry Lum-
ley shut them out, 2-0, in the fifth game
at Detroit, with Hollett and Joe Carveth
providing the Red Wing ammunition.

Now, the Wings attempted to make a
crusade out of their comeback. In the
spring of 1942, Detroit had suffered humi-
liating disappointment. The Red Wings of
that season had won three in a row to
put Toronto over a barrel in the Stanley
Cup final. Champagne was packed in the
ice buckets for the clincher celebration.

The Wings never had their party. It
was turned into a wake when Leafs
grabbed the next four decisions-and the
Stanley Cup. That's what Detroit remem-
bered in April of 1945 when the Red Wings
turned the tide after three successive
shutouts.

"Revenge for 1942" became the Red
Wings' battle cry. It seemed to fit, too,
wnen the sixth game of the series went
into 0vertime at the Gardens. Neither club
had scored. Eddie Bruneteau batted in
a "goal that broke .every Toronto heart
which hadn't been shattered earlier.

That meant the Wings had the intended

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VERSATILE KING stick, then burst down centre to peg a shot
at Hal Winkler in the Edmonton nets. The
(Continued from page 64) Ottawas won the game, Fitkin, old chap,
1-0, and Clancy ·wrote an unforgettable
Defenceman Buck Boucher had to be chapter in Stanley Cup history when only
given a rest, and Clancy moved over to his a stripling of 18 years of age.
l post. Centre Frank Nighbor needed a
, breather in the second period so the King However, looking back on the records
· faced off and worked as one of the. first you'd have to say that the most amazing
forecheckers in the history of hockey. feat in Stanley Cup history-one that will
Mana_ger Tommy Gorman kept bellowing never be surpassed-was the achievement
for him to meet Joe Simpson, Duke Keats of Frank McGee, a legendary hockey figure
and Crutchy Morrison before they could who scored 14 goals on the night of Jan.
get their passing combinations working. 16, 1905 for the fabled Ottawa Silver Seven
against Dawson City.
Cy Denneny, who had been playing with
a stitched head as a result of a cut had This series was noteworthy for more
than one reason because the Dawson team
atto be rested. The King worked left had to travel the first thousand miles of
the way to Ottawa by dog sled and then
wing and when Punch Broadbent needed took a train. McGee's 14 goals helped
relief he was moved to right wing. How- mount a 23-2 score which will also probably
ever, Clancy's bi~ moment was still to stand as an all-time record for Stanley Cup
come. Goalkeeper' Clint Benedict was play.
penalized (Ed Note-In those days goal-
keep~rs had to sit out their penalties) for What made McGee's feat more note- .
slashmg and the King went into the nets worthy, as well as his other hockey feats,
without pads. was that he could hardly see out of one
eye which had blurry vision as the result
. Edmonton started firing long shots at of being hit by an upending stick in a
him, not one of which landed close to him.
He stayed the two minutes, and trapped (Please tur n to page 73)
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GREAT NIGHT been following the play at a moderate
rate of speed until Regan made that move.
(Continued from page 20) Regan went through the corner and
around the backboards still in possession
it to fifth place, past Detroit for the first of the puck. Duff arrived at full bore about
three feet in front of the Detroit net just
time that season. And on March 14, with as Regan put the puck to him perfectly.
The motion of Duff accepting this pass
· five games of the schedule remaining ' and driving it into the net seemed all one
l here was the standing : movement--and that was the game,
although Billy Harris scored later to make
P. W. L. T. Pts. it sure.
Montreal . 65 37 15 13 87
Hockey people, some of them, have dis-
Chicago ............ 65 27 25 13 67 missed that amazing 1959 finish of the
Leafs as once in a lifetime luck.
Boston .... 65 28 28 9 65
I see it as something else.
New York 65 25 27 12 62 That was a remarkable hockey team,
for all the men who later turned out to
Toronto ............ 65 22 32 11 55 be no more than minor leaguers.
There was a go-for-broke spirit about
Detroit ..... 65 23 34 8 54 the Leafs that winter that made me cer-
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Leafs had would be complete collapse of thought they were going to get there •
the New York Rangers. Leafs had a before the last night of the season.
chance to assist in that collapse with back-
t0-back game!S in N.ew York and Toronto. I've never had quite the same feeling
They beat the Rangers both times 5-0 and about a hockey team before or since.
6-5. In mid-week games Boston beat
Rangers 5-3 and Leafs took Montreal 6-3 When Leafs flew out of Detroit that
and were only one point back of Rangers. night I was with the press group accom-
When the final weekend came up Rangers panying them. We touched down briefly in
had one game at Detroit and one at home Toronto and then went on to Boston to
with Montreal. Leafs played Chicago in open the Stanley Cup. Dropped the equip-
Toronto on Saturday night and travelled ment at the Boston Garden about quarter
to Detroit on the Sunday night. to five in the morning and got into the
hotel sometime after five. In the game
New York won its Saturday ga,me, 5-2. with Boston in their semi-final Leafs,
Leafs beat Chicago 5-1. Now, even if caught in the letdown after that closing
Leafs won on Sunday night, Rangers could rush, lost it five to one. They lost the
make it to the playoffs with either a win second game of the series too.
or a tie against Montreal.
But I still had the feeling that they
That game in Detroit on that Sunday couldn't be stopped. In one of the columns
night in 1959 was the most exciting hockey I wrote from Boston after that second
game I've ever seen in my life. In the first straight loss, I said I thought that after
period, Leafs were losing 2-0 and Detroit the two games in Toronto the series would
playing great, relaxed hockey when the be all tied up. It was.
score was announced from New York-
Canadiens had won it 4-2. Larry Regan I was wrong eventually that year about
scored, only his eighth goal of the season. the Leafs. I thought they could beat even
Bob Baun tied it up with his first of the the Canadiens. They couldn't.
(season. Detroit's Norm Ullman made it
3-2. Carl Brewer tied it. Larry Regan put Until that spring, my favourite hockey
Leafs ahead. Marcel Pronovost tied it once team of all time had been the New York
more. Rangers of 1949-50 - the team that
knocked off Canadiens in the Stanley Cup
And then, in the third minute of the semi-final and then took Detroit into the
third period, with the score tied , at 4-all second overtime period of the seventh
there was a faceoff in the Toronto end. game of the final before Pete Babando's
Larry Regan went over to Dick Duff and overtime goal won it for Detroit.
said that Duff was going to score the
winning goal and Regan was going to Now the Leafs of 1958-59 rank right
give the pass to do it. Regan got the puck with those Rangers. Neither were very
from the faceoff, whirled a couple of good hockey teams in a lot of respects.
times and started to make his way up on But each was capable of the most heart-
left wing. One of the finest stick-handlers pulling hockey when the chips were
in the game, he beat one man; beat
another. He went straight at the .Detroit down. •
right defenceman until he was alij!ost on
top of him, then cut to his left and steamed
~long the boards into the corner. Duff had

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VERSATILE KING EAST TO WEST
WEST TO EAST
(Continued from page 69)
FASTER BY
game in Montreal. Blurry eyesight, or not,
he got into the infantry in the First World
War and was killed on the Somme in 1916.

And speaking of Stanley Cups, did you
know that the first penalty shot in a cup
final was awarded March 21, 1922, in a
game between Toronto St. Pats and Van-
couver Millionaires in Mutual Street Arena
and was considered a joke by sports
writers of the day.

Vancouver's Art Duncan tripped Babe
Dye as he skated in on the net and Referee
Cooper Smeaton awarded the shot to the
Toronto player. Hjs drive from 36 feet out
sailed far over the' net and the old Toronto
Globe reported "the penalty shot was found
to be somewhat of a joke". In that same
best-of-five series which St. Pats won,
referee Smeaton found play so fast in one
game that he had to call a halt numerous
times to catch his breath.

Sort of a breathless Stanley Cup game,
eh, Fitkin? •
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Sometimes, when the teams play it
too close to the vest, Stanley Cup excitement is

NOT ALL IT SE.EMS

By REX MacLEOD

S OME of the outstanding team and Shared by @HockeyMagazines
individual accomplishments in Stan- Toe Blake, Canadiens' coach, has often
ley Cup play (typical playoff hockey) been pictured as the most relaxed tactician
are related on these programme pages but in hockey, a philosopher who didn't in-
the biographers ma;v have omitted some dulge in the bench histrionics practised by
isolated incidents that should be included other coaches. It was easy for Blake to
in the glorious history of shinny. project that paternal image while Cana-
diens were winning five successive Stan-
Typical playoff hockey, with its empha- ley Cups. But in last spring's semi-final
sis on close checking, sometimes loses his halo slipped and almost gagged him.
some of its virile excitement when it is
transplanted to the newspaper pages. In a game in Chicago an enraged Blake
Hence, inventive reporters stay on the went slipping and sliding out on the ice
prowl 24 hours a day, looking for incidents to throw a punch at referee Dalt Mc-
or other decorative touches. Alas, some- Arthur. NHL president Clarence Camp-
times these incidents never materialize. bell later fined him $2,000.

The 1958 Stanley Cup final between "If I had known it was going to cost
Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins me $2,000 I would have made sure it was
.qegan as solemnly and stately as a funeral a much better punch,'' Blake said regret-
Hrocession. After the first game steely- fully afterwards. "That wasn't my $2,000
~yed historians at Ken McKenzie's palatial punch. I don't think I got my money's
press headquarters predicted ominously worth."
:t)lat the fur would start to fly in the
s.econd game. Eventually Toe's beloved Hahs were
eliminated and he showed up at the NHL
. Well, the second game was even more press room during the Chicago-Detroit
dignified than the first one as the players final to partake of a few beakers of sarsa-
took deliberate care not to aggrieve one parilla. ·
another's feelings. That prompted Fred
:viuber, the merry mortician who used to "I might as well have a few," he said.

e publicity director of Detroit Red Wings, "After all I'm paying for it." e
to deliver himself of this pregnant obser-
vation:

"Gentlemen," he rumbled in his usual,
sepulchral tones, "it appears to me that
there is going to be a remarkable paucity
of fur in this series." Huber, it developed,
got almost as much ink in that series as
Maurice Richard.

That was the same series in which Lynn
Patrick, manager of Boston Bruins, gave
an unsmiling retort to a curious reporter
after an emphatic Canadiens' victory.

"What was the turning point of the
game?" demanded the reporter after he
• had exhausted all other questions.

"When they dropped the puck for the
~ening faceoff," replied Patrick.

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(Continuecf, from page 68) for Detroit.

lynching party at' home. Detroit was m The big goal of the game came from To-
a 1~1.ther of joy. The stigma of '42 was
about to be erased. There weren't many ronto's Babe Pratt, who had been the Hart
folks hereabouts who gave them an argu-
ment. trophy winner the previous season. With

The Toronto silence was deafening as eight minutes left in the game, and Syd
Leafs took off for Detroit. They departed
without a cheer or a handshake. ·All their Howe of the Wings in the penalty box for.
fair weather friends had fallen off the
bandwagon. On the way to Detroit, Day high-sticking Gus Bodnar, Pratt pushed
told his players: "You played well tonight,
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Day had gone through the entire playoff Elwyn Morris, Leafs' stocky rearguard,
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on the bench. His answer was to get
greater mileage out of his top performers. seconds of playing time left. McCool had

In the seventh game, at Detroit, he to use his playoff magic to keep both Mur-
finally used his third line of Don Metz,
Nick Metz, and Art Jackson for the first ray Armstrong and Carl Liscombe from
( time in the series-and then only spar-
beating him.
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There was no champagne for the Leafs.
on a play with Ted Kennedy and Bob
The only celebration was the one they

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room. They hauled themselves off to their

train for the return to Toronto.

"About 25 people met us when we

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FIRST SIP

(Continued from page 57)

even staggered the crowd when on one
occasion, recovering from a previous shot,
he twisted around and still managed to
block a drive with the middle of his back.
And during those 18 minutes Lorne Chabot
stopped 30 hard drives, thirty shots on
goal in 18 minutes, and was beaten only
' twice on shots he never even saw..

And then, to make matters worse for the
Rangers, Chabot in the dying seconds of
that period stopped a hard drive and passed
the puck out to Red Horner near the blue-
line. The big redhead dashed quickly to ·
the Rangers' goal, shot low and hard, and
the red light flicked on to make it Toronto
Maple Leafs 6, the New York Rangers 4.
Lorne Chabot had destroyed the Rangers
all by himself and, my friends, I dare
you to name another exhibition of sheer
magic as performed that night in New .
York by Lorne Chabot, the man with the
key who unlocked a great victory for the
Toronto Maple Leafs, as they marched

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Riding Mountain National Park and some
9lower3 time later we made our first stop at
Paddock's Restaurant in Winnipeg and
Jack Bennett 453 Eglinton Ave. West tried their renowned Winnipeg Lake
Goldeye.
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We made our first shift in drivers and
Page Seventy-Eight crossed the border at Emmerson. The
immigration officials thought we were
rather "nuts" to be driving that distance
to see one hockey game.

At one stage of the trip across the
northern United States I had written
some postcanls and our drivers wouldn't
even stop to let me mail them, so insistent
were they in making time towards Detroit.

"Just throw them out the window,"
suggested Elmer, "somebody will pick
them µp and mail them."

I did just that and, peculiarly, they did
reach their destination. (Eight years later
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