50 Years Ago in Hockey: All-Stars Name Roster

The roster for the National Hockey League All-Stars has been finalized with the naming of 11 players to augment the 12-man first and second teams chosen last spring. The game, which will be played next Wednesday in Montreal, pits the All-Stars against the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens. Since, three of the players named last spring are Canadiens and will play for the Habs, that increased the number of players named to the Stars.

Rangers, Bruins Place Three Each

Chicago coach Billy Reay, who will be behind the bench for the All-Stars, chose the roster additions.

Ron Ellis - only rookie named to All-Stars
Ron Ellis – only rookie named to All-Stars
  • Chicago: Glenn Hall (G), Eric Nesterenko (RW)
  • Detroit: Alex Delvecchio (C)
  • Toronto: Bob Baun (D), Ron Ellis (RW)
  • New York: Harry Howell (D), Vic Hadfield (LW), Rod Gilbert (RW)
  • Boston Bruins: Ted Green (D), John Bucyk (LW), Murray Oliver (C)

These players will join the All-Stars as named last spring:

First Team:

Goal: Roger Crozier, Detroit; Defense: Pierre Pilote, Chicago, Jacques Laperriere, Montreal; Centre: Norm Ullman, Detroit; Left Wing: Bobby Hull, Chicago; Right Wing: Claude Provost, Montreal.

Second Team:

Goal: Charlie Hodge, Montreal; Defense: Bill Gadsby, Detroit, Carl Brewer, Toronto; Centre: Stan Mikita, Chicago; Left Wing: Frank Mahovlich, Toronto; Right Wing: Gord Howe, Detroit.

There could be further changes to the All-Star roster. No player will be allowed to take part in the game unless he has signed his 1965-66 contract. Bob Baun recently left the Toronto training camp over a contract dispute and has not returned. If he fails to come to terms with the Leafs, Reay will be forced to name a replacement.

Reay earned the right to coach the All-Stars by virtue of his Black Hawks’ berth in the 1965 Stanley Cup final series.

Red Wings Top Habs

Thanks to the efforts of three players acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs over the summer, the Detroit Red Wings skated to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens in a NHL exhibition game played at Detroit.

Billy Harris
Billy Harris

Former Leafs Billy Harris, Don McKenney and Andy Bathgate each scored a goal for Detroit. Bruce MacGregor had the other Red Wings marker, thanks to a nice setup by Harris. Bobby Rousseau counted the lone Canadiens goal.

The game was a rough contest and featured a spirited fight between Bathgate and another former Leaf, Dick Duff. The two were traded for each other in a multi-player deal between Toronto and New York in February of 1964.

Montreal was without Yvan Cournoyer, who is suffering from an infected left thigh and did not make the trip to the Motor City.

Leafs Trump Aces

Bob Pulford’s two goals were all the offence the Toronto Maple Leafs needed as they shut out the Quebec Aces of the AHL 4-0 in Quebec.

Bob Pulford
Bob Pulford

Veterans George Armstrong and Red Kelly rounded out the scoring for the Leafs. Quebec outshot Toronto 39-32 but were unable to beat the fine goaltending of Johnny Bower and Gary Smith. Bower worked the first two periods of the game before yielding to Smith for the final 20 minutes.

Gary Bauman went the distance between the pipes for the Aces.

Bruins Burn Blazers

The Boston Bruins had no trouble handling their CPHL farm team last night in an exhibition game in St. Thomas, Ontario. The Bruins doubled the Blazers 4-2, thanks to a pair of goals by veteran left-winger Dean Prentice.

Terry Crisp and Tommy Williams scored the other Bruins markers. Oklahoma marksmen were Harry Sinden and Skip Krake.

Baun Still MIA

Toronto defenseman Bobby Baun is still missing in action. After leaving the team over a contract dispute on the weekend, Baun has not been seen at Toronto’s Peterborough training camp.

Yesterday, Toronto general manager-coach Punch Imlach said that any player who leaves the Maple Leafs without permission will be fined and suspended.

Imlach was asked this edict meant that Baun has been docked some pay and suspended. Imlach wouldn’t confirm:

“I have nothing to say about Baun.”

It is believed that Imlach made the statement to discourage any Maple Leafs players who may be considering following Baun’s lead. Among the players who have yet to ink their 1965-66 contracts are Carl Brewer, Bob Pulford, Tim Horton and Dave Keon.

Marlies, Petes Win in OHA

The Toronto Marlboros and Peterborough Petes were winners in the two OHA Junior A Series games played last night.

Frank Hamill
Frank Hamill

Toronto took a lop-sided 8-3 win over the St. Catharines Black Hawks at the Garden City. Defenseman Jim McKenney scored three times for Toronto. Frank Hamill and Terry Caffery scored twice each for the Marlies. The other Toronto goal came off the stick of Brent Imlach, son of Leaf’s coach Punch Imlach. It was the 18-year-old’s first Junior A goal.

Doug Shelton, with a pair of goals, and Jan Popiel connected for the Black Hawks.

Duffy Lewis played well in goal for Toronto, while young Peter McDuffe had a bit of a rough start for St. Catharines.

In London, the Nationals made their home-ice Junior A debut before a disappointing crowd of only 2,405. Missing four regulars, the Nats were no match for the visiting Peterborough Petes and came out on the short end of a 6-2 score.

Guy Dufour paced the Petes attack with two goals. Dale MacLeish, Garry Monahan,m Andre Lacroix and Gord Tucker added singles. Les Bazay and David Del Papa were the London goal-getters.