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Page 87 - Glace Bay Cinderella Miners

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1989/2/1 (239 reads)

him and hurt him, but I would never hurt him or never touch him. And he'd go back up there. And I know that made his night. And he'd come back every night. He paid his money to get in. Those incidents I remember. And that was in the--it started in Junior and it went on into Senior. That old guy lived for years. Because I think he just lived to come down and crack me! Take a punch at me, you know. (So here's the Glace Bay Miners--you're playing your heart out.) Heart out, yeah- playing hard. (And all season you're los? ing.) Yeah. And I remember one--this Johnny Read was just a fantastic fellow. We lost I think 16-1 in North Sydney one night. And after the game I remember John ny Read said, "Well, look, it could have been worse. It could have been 18-1!" You know? He took it in stride. But what he would do--he would take (two of) us. But we were pretty heavy, we had big defence, were heavy. But (Johnny Read)'d let Man? ning take the team. But he'd take us to one end of the rink and he'd make us skate and skate and skate and skate and skate and skate. And we gradually got in shape, eh. And when we got in shape, was coming into the play-off time, you know. And some--like the "Peanut Line," which was Timmy Hines, Fran Finlayson, and Red Angus (MacNeil)--they jelled. And it all just seemed to jell in that play-off time. (This Peanut Line, how big were these guys?) They weighed, I think--and I could be corrected on that--but I don't think it was any more than 125 pounds.... They wer? en't heavy, but very effective. They just --it was precision--fantastic to watch. And they just seemed to know where every? body was. Like, they'd just throw the puck and there was someone there. When they jelled, then everybody jelled. That's what really gave us the championship. They were HON Motor Cycle Shop 539-7644 • 539-1730 Rhonda. Come ride with US. NOW AT 229 Kings Road SYDNEY John Rousseau, St. John's Braves fonvard, posts the first goal against the Glace Bay Miners, April 14,1956. The "Peanut Line" is, i. to r., Slim IVIcKinnon, Timmy Hines, and Red Angus IVIac- Neil. The other St. John's fonvard is Robert Rousseau. just great to watch, crowd-pleasers. eh. They were real Individually, they were equal, and you couldn't pick one over the other. But they were just--they just jelled, like they were one. They passed, they played, they skated. It was just like a unit--you wouldn't believe. Like you'd see the Rus? sians and them do it today. That's the way they did it then. Like they'd pass and, you know. You couldn't hit them very hard. They were very light and they were jumping and moving all the time. You could never hit them. Nobody ever hit them a real sol? id blow, because they were always rolling or jumping or dancing, and.... (And the passing, was that a big part of it?) That was their big, big game--passing. e farmers Co-operative Dairy Umited A Complete Line of Dairy & Juice Products ?? Milk ?? Spreads ?? Ice Cream ?? Juices ?? Yogourt ?? Long Life ?? Cheese Products Farmers Co-operative Dairy Lifnited Sydport. Sydney 562-2434 Owned by Nova Scotian Farmers volco USE OUR CONVENIENT iJ'YAWAY PLAN DEPARTMENT STORES WooIco will meet any local competitor's advertised prices* CAPE BRETON SHOPPING PLAZA - SYDNEY RIVER IVIAYFLOWER MALL - GRAND LAKE ROAD - SYDNEY PORT HAWKESBURY SHOPPING CENTRE OTHERS SAY H... WOOLCO GUARANTEES IT! Just bring in any Competitor's cun-ent Ad. If our price on the identical item isn't already as low, or lower than their advertised price we will immediately meet their price! We exclude gimmick promotions (Scratch & Save), & entire Department, entire Store percentage off Promotions. We reserve the right to limit quantities.
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