Sport: On Ice

Professional hockey, the first big sport to take a wartime nose dive, is the first to get back in prewar stride. With the 1945-46 season a month old, some 85% of the National Hockey League's servicemen stars are on ice again. Most of them have Canadian Army discharges; some of them, muscle-stiffened from too much army-style road work, will need another week or two to limber up. Prospective result: the end of the Montreal Canadiens' honeymoon.

For two years the cocky Canadiens have ridden high & mighty. Now, with few reconversion problems, they are still making hay with their high-efficiency first line...

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