The EHL
EASTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
SCORES & STANDINGS
1960-61 Season
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1960-61
(INCOMPLETE)


EXHIBITION

October 15, 1960 Saturday
Jersey (L) vs. Philadelphia (W) at Valley Forge

October 18, 1960, Tuesday
Philadelphia 5 at Jersey 5 (tie)
Philadelphia ...2-0-3=5
Jersey............. 2-0-3=5

FIRST PERIOD:
(P) Boyce (Stuart) 0:27
(J) Patrick(A. Kuzma, Champagne) 9:04
(P) Tomelly (Fox, Ruffo) 13:40
(J) Richard (Foster, Lowes) 14:03
Penalties: Frizzelle(PH) 1:45, Gustavsen(PH) 10:10, Strike (JL) 16:36

SECOND PERIOD
:
Penalties: Foster (JL), Meserve (PH) 10:10, Ferenz (PH) 16:52

THIRD PERIOD
:
(P) Fox (Luyben, Tomelly) 2:25
(J) Strike (S. Kuzma, Champagne) 6:00

(P) Boyce (Stuart, MacMillan,) 10:59
(J) S. Kuzma (Bingley, Kraft) 13:27
(J) Richard (Champagne) 16:14
(P) Stuart (en) (unassisted) 19:44


SAVES: Ross Brooks (P) 45, Don Cooper (J) 21

- Jacques Gagne, the Larks swiftest skater, received a nasty gash inside his right eye from a stray stick. He will be lost indefinitely.



Date?
New Haven 9 New York 3 (at?)

REGULAR SEASON

October 21, 1960 - Friday
New York 1 at Jersey 4
- Jersey Larks first EHL game.
- Starting Lineup (JL): Gerry Devaney(G), Don Labelle & Johnny Lowes (D), Danny Patrick (C), Claude Richard & Alex Kuzma (W).
- Starting Lineup (NY): John Muckler & Gil Moffatt (D), Serge Beaudrault (C), Don Atamanchuk & Rod Gaudrault (W).
- Second Defense: (JL) Bob Bingley & Noel Picard; (NY) Vic Petrychko & Bob Cowan.
- Attendance: 2500

Philadelphia 5 at Greensboro 12
- Bill Forhand scored 4 goals and Don Carter scored twice for the Generals.
- The teams play again here tomorrow night.
- Attendance: 5223


October 22, 1960 - Saturday
Jersey at New York
Philadelphia at Greensboro
New Haven 4 at
Johnstown 5 OT
(8:15 PM)
Charlotte at Clinton


October 23, 1960 - Sunday
Jersey 2 at Johnstown 7
(3 PM)
- Goals (JO) Remi Lesage 3, Dick Roberge 2, John Lumley, Ken Coombes; (JL): Don Curry, Jean LeClerc
Charlotte 4 at New Haven 4
Clinton 4 at New York 3


October 24, 1960 - Monday
No Games Scheduled

October 25, 1960 - Tuesday

Charlotte 7 at Jersey 4
- The newly renamed Checkers came from behind with 4 goals in the third period for their first victory in three tries.
- Goals: (CH)Ken Murphy(2) , Jim Maxwell(2)
- Saves: (JL): Devaney 53 (21 in third period)


October 26, 1960 - Wednesday
Philadelphia 3 at Clinton 8
(at Utica)
Charlotte 1 at New Haven 7
- Wimpy Jones scored Charlottes' only goal in the second period

October 28, 1960 - Friday

New Haven 2 at Jersey 0
- Goals: (NH) Jerry Casey (Claude Boileau) 2:34 2d Period, Don Davidson 19:43 3d Period
Greensboro (4?) at Charlotte 5 (OT)

October 29, 1960 - Saturday
Jersey 3 at Clinton 2
- Jersey Scored 3 goals before Clinton got on the scoreboard
- Goals: (JL) Alex Kuzma, Steve Kuzma, Nick Foster
- Goalie: (JL) Gerry Devaney

October 30, 1960 - Sunday
Philadelphia at Johnstown (8:15 PM)

October 30, 1960 - Sunday
Jersey 1 at New Haven 4
- Goals: (NH) Don Davidson, Hugh Riopelle, Jerry Casey, Bobby Eriel; (JL) Steve Kuzma

November 2, 1960 - Wednesday
Jersey (L) at Philadelphia (W)
Johnstown at Clinton (at Utica)

November 5, 1960 - Saturday
Clinton 9 at New Haven 1
- Goals:
Jersey at Johnstown (8:15 PM)

November 6, 1960 - Sunday

Clinton 3 at New Haven 6
- Goals: (NH) Jerry Casey (2)
- New Haven playing with only 3 defenders: Don Perry, John Brophy, and Mike Mahoney
- Attendance: 3000
Johnstown at New York (Afternoon)

November 9, 1960 - Wednesday

Jersey 3 at New Haven 7
- Goals: (NH) Claude Boileau (2), Jerry Casey(2), Don Davidson, Fern Bernaquez, Gordie Stratton; (JL) Jerry Stringle, Jacques Begin, Les Strike
- New Haven scored 4 in the second period
New York (4?) at Clinton 7 (at Utica)
Johnstown (2?) at Charlotte (0?)


November 10, 1960 - Thursday
Johnstown at Greensboro

November 11, 1960 - Friday
New Haven at Jersey

November 12, 1960 - Saturday
New York at New Haven (8 PM)
Charlotte (6?) Greensboro (at?)
Philadelphia 4 at Johnstown (5?)
(8:15 PM)
Jersey 4 at Clinton 3
- The Larks' Les Strike fired one past Comet netminder Norm Defelice for the game winner with 63 seconds left
- 1st period - Jersey: Danny Patrick (Jerry Stringle, Steve Kuzma) 2:00; Clinton: Irwin Gross 4:11, Tim Hook 6:48 (PP); Jersey: Claude Richard 8:15;
- 2nd period - Clinton: Angie Defelice 8:03; Jersey: Jean LeClerc (Bob Bingley, Claude Richard) after 14:47 (PP); Penalty: Kane (tripping) 14:47
- 3rd period - Les Strike 18:57
Goalies: Jersey - Gerry Devaney; Clinton - Norm Defelice;
- Attendance: 2400


November 13, 1960 - Sunday

Philadelphia 2 at Johnstown 6
(3:00 PM)
(AP) - A goal in the second period and three more in the third gave Johnstown a 6-2 victory over Philadelphia here yesterday in an Eastern Hockey League game. Each team scored twice in the first period then, midway through the middle stanza, Danny O'Connor scored on a 55-foot slap shot and the Jets led, 3-2. Dick Roberge, with one goal, and John Lumley, with a pair, boosted Johnstown's lead in the final period. Johnstown's scoring in the first period was taken care of by Ken Coombes and Bob Dawes. Binkey Boyce and Gordon Sampson scored for the Ramblers.
New Haven 4 (at?) New York (9?)

November 15, 1960 - Tuesday
Johnstown at Philadelphia
New Haven at Charlotte

November 16, 1960 - Wednesday
Johnstown at Clinton
(at Utica)
New Haven at Charlotte

November 18, 1960 - Friday
Johnstown at New York

November 19, 1960 - Saturday
Jersey (L) at Philadelphia (W)
New Haven at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)
New York at Clinton

November 20, 1960 - Sunday
Clinton at Johnstown
(3:00 PM)

November 23, 1960 - Wednesday
Jersey at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)
Greensboro at Clinton
(at Utica)

November 26, 1960 - Saturday
Johnstown
at Clinton

November 27, 1960 - Sunday
Johnstown 1 at New Haven 5
(afternoon)
- Goals: (NH) Yvan Chasle(3) linemate Fern Bernaquez(1), rookie Bobby Eriel(1)
- New Haven's 9th straight win at the arena after an opening tie with Greensboro
- New Haven's top line of Jerry Casey, Don Davidson and Gordie Stratton, held scoreless

- Attendance: 3350

November 29, 1960 - Tuesday
Johnstown 0 at Charlotte 2
Jersey 7 New York 0 (at?)

EHL SCORING LEADERS
Player Team G A Pts
Gordie Stratton New Haven 18 20 38
Skip Teal Clinton 14 22 36
Dick Roberge Johnstown 18 16 34
Don Davidson New Haven 10 22 32
Chuck Stuart Philadelphia 13 18 31
Ron Muir Greensboro 11 17 28
John Lumley Johnstown 12 15 27
Jim McNulty Charlotte 11 15 26
Don Hall Johnstown 12 15 25
Ken Coombes Johnstown 7 18 25

November 30, 1960 - Wednesday
New York 1, Charlotte 1 (OT tie) (at?)
Philadelphia 4 at Clinton 7
(at Utica)
Jersey 0 at New Haven 7
- Goals: (NH) Claude Boileau(3), Bobby Eriel, Jerry Casey, Gordie Startton, Jack Rogers
- Shutout: Gaetan Desserault (2)


December 1, 1960 - Thursday
Johnstown at Greensboro

December 2, 1960 - Friday
New York at Greensboro
Philadelphia at Jersey

- Goalies: Brooks (PH), Devaney (JL)
- Lines: (PH) 1st Chuck Stuart, Blinky Boyce & Stan Parker;
2nd Reg Meserve, Eno Kraft & Art Hart; 3rd Henri Labrie, Ken Davies & Garry Luyben;

December 3, 1960 - Saturday
Charlotte at New Haven
Greensboro at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)
Jersey 0 at Clinton 4

December 4, 1960 - Sunday
Clinton at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)

December 6, 1960 - Tuesday
Clinton at Jersey

December 7, 1960 - Wednesday
Clinton at Charlotte

December 8, 1960 - Thursday
Clinton at Greensboro

December 9, 1960 - Friday
Johnstown at Greensboro

December 10, 1960 - Saturday

Johnstown at Greensboro
New York at Clinton

December 14, 1960 - Wednesday
Charlotte at New Haven, 8 PM
Johnstown at Philadelphia

December 16, 1960 - Friday
Johnstown at Jersey

December 17, 1960 - Saturday
New Haven at Johnstown (8:15 PM)
Charlotte at Clinton

December 18, 1960 - Sunday
Greensboro 6 at New Haven 4
- The loss stopped the Blades' 12 game win streak on home ice.
- Greensboro scored 5 goals in the first period.
- Goals: (GR) Ron Muir(2); (NH) Gordie Stratton(2)

Philadelphia 3 at Jersey 2
Stan Parker scored all three Ramblers goals including the game winner with less than three minutes remaining in the game.
- Goals: (PH) Stan Parker(3); (JL) Johnny Lowes, Jerry Frizelle

Clinton at Johnstown (3:00 PM)

December 25, 1960 - Sunday
Philadelphia at Clinton

December 26, 1960 - Monday
Johnstown at New York

December 27, 1960 - Tuesday
Philadelphia 3 Charlotte 2 (at?)
Jersey 7 New York 2 (at?)

December 28, 1960 - Wednesday
Greensboro at Charlotte
New York 1 at Clinton 12
(at Utica)
Johnstown at New Haven


December 31, 1960 - Saturday
Charlotte at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)

January 1, 1961 - Sunday
Charlotte at Johnstown
(3 PM)
Jersey 0 at Clinton 11
- Norm Defelice' third shutout takes over league. Johnstown's Marv Edwards and Gaeton Dessureault have 2 shutouts each. The Comets have given up 93 GAA in 31 games.

January 4, 1961 - Wednesday
Johnstown at New Haven
Greensboro at Clinton
(at Utica)

January 6, 1961 - Friday
Johnstown at Charlotte

January 7, 1961 - Saturday
Greensboro at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)
New Haven at Clinton

January 8, 1961 - Sunday
Greensboro at Johnstown
(3 PM)

January 11, 1961 - Wednesday
Johnstown at Clinton
(at Utica)

January 13, 1961 - Friday
Johnstown at New York

January 14, 1961 - Saturday
Jersey at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)
Charlotte at Clinton

January 15, 1961 - Sunday
Greensboro at Johnstown
(3 PM)

January 20, 1961 - Friday
Johnstown at Jersey
Clinton at Philadelphia
, PPD, Snow, until Monday Feb. 6

January 21, 1961 - Saturday
New York at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)
Jersey 0 at Clinton 7

January 22, 1961 - Sunday
Philadelphia at Johnstown
(3 PM)
Clinton 0 at Jersey 4

January 25, 1961 - Wednesday
New Haven at Clinton
(at Utica)

January 26, 1961 - Thursday
Philadelphia at Greensboro, ppd weather

January 27, 1961 - Friday
Philadelphia 5 at Charlotte 3
New Haven 4 at Greensboro 7
New York 1 at Jersey 4


January 28, 1961 - Saturday
New York at Clinton
New Haven at Greensboro
Charlotte at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)
Jersey at Philadelphia

January 29, 1961 - Sunday
Clinton at Johnstown (3 PM)
Charlotte at New York
Philadelphia at Jersey

February 1, 1961 - Wednesday
Johnstown at Philadelphia

February 3, 1961 - Friday
Johnstown at Charlotte

February 4, 1961 - Saturday
Philadelphia at Clinton, ppd.
Greensboro 4 Charlotte 3
New Haven at Jersey, ppd.
New York at Johnstown
(8:15 PM)

February 5, 1961 - Sunday
Philadelphia at Johnstown (3PM) ppd. snow
Jersey at New York, ppd. snow

EHL STANDINGS
Northern Division
  W L T Pts
New Haven 31 7 1 63
Clinton 23 22 2 48
Jersey 14 34 1 29
New York 13 33 1 27
Southern Division
Greensboro 30 18 1 61
Johnstown 30 17 1 61
Philadelphia 24 21 1 49
Charlotte 22 25 4 48

February 6, 1961 - Monday
Clinton at Philadelphia
, 8:30 pm

February 7, 1961 - Tuesday
Johnstown at Jersey

February 8, 1961 - Wednesday
Johnstown at New Haven

Greensboro at Clinton
(at Utica)

February 9, 1961 - Thursday
Philadelphia 2 Greensboro 1 (at?)
New York 6 Clinton 2 (at?)

February 10, 1961 - Friday
Philadelphia 2 at Charlotte 3
Johnstown 4 at Greensboro 5 (OT)
New York 7 at Jersey 4

February 11, 1961 - Saturday
Johnstown at Charlotte
New Haven 0 at Clinton 4
Jersey at New York
Greensboro at Philadelphia

February 12, 1961 - Sunday
Clinton 1 at New Haven 6
Greensboro at New York, afternoon
Johnstown at Jersey

February 14, 1961 - Tuesday
Johnstown 4 New York 1

February 15, 1961 - Wednesday
Jersey 3 at New Haven 5
- Goals: (NH) Gordie Stratton(2), Fern Bernaquez, Jack Rogers, Mike Mahoney
- Goals: (J) Jerry Frizzelle, Danny Patrick, Jerry Stringle
- New Haven's 13th straight home victory.


Clinton at Charlotte
Johnstown at Philadelphia

February 16, 1961 - Thursday
Clinton at Greensboro

February 17, 1961 - Friday
Johnstown at Jersey
Clinton at Philadelphia

February 18, 1961 - Saturday
New York at Johnstown (8:15 PM)
New Haven at Clinton

February 19, 1961 - Sunday
New Haven 2 at Jersey 3
- Goals: (J) Don Curry, Jacques Gagne, Gilles Champagne; (NH) Wally Kullman, Claude Boileau;
- Gilles Champagne scored the winning goal midway through the second period to snap a 2-2 tie.
- Jersey moves past New York into third place in the Northern Division

Greensboro 3 at Johnstown 7 (3 PM)
Clinton 4 at New York 3
Philadelphia 3 Charlotte 3 (at?)

February 22, 1961 - Wednesday
Johnstown at Philadelphia
Greensboro (Charlotte?) at Clinton
(at Utica)

February 24, 1961 - Friday
Clinton at Philadelphia (at Valley Forge Country Club, Audubon, PA)

February 25, 1961 - Saturday
New Haven at Johnstown (8:15 PM)

February 26, 1961 - Sunday
New Haven 2 at Jersey 3 (7 PM)
Charlotte at Johnstown
(3 PM)

March 1, 1961 - Wednesday
Johnstown at Philadelphia

March 4, 1961 - Saturday
New York at Johnstown (8:15 PM)
New Haven at Clinton

March 5, 1961 - Saturday
New York at Johnstown (8:15 PM)
Clinton at New Haven

 

PLAYOFFS

Johnstown v Philadelphia 3 to 0

1 3/8/1961 Philadelphia 8 0
2 3/10/1961 Philadelphia 4 2
3 3/11/1961 Philadelphia 1 0

Jersey v Clinton 3 to 1

1 3/8/1961 Clinton 4 2
2 3/10/1961 Clinton 7 2
3 3/11/1961 Clinton 2 3 o
4 3/12/1961 Clinton 2 1

New Haven v Greensboro 5 to 4

1 3/6/1961 Greensboro 4 6
2 3/8/1961 Greensboro 3 2
3 3/11/1961 Greensboro 1 3
4 3/12/1961 Greensboro 5 3
5 3/14/1961 Greensboro 3 1
6 3/15/1961 Greensboro 1 3
7 3/16/1961 Greensboro 2 1
8 3/17/1961 Greensboro 2 3
9 3/19/1961 Greensboro 5 2

Johnstown v Jersey 3 to 0

1 3/14/1961 Jersey 10 2
2 3/15/1961 Jersey 3 0
3 3/17/1961 Jersey 4 2

Finals

Johnstown v New Haven 4 to 2

1 3/21/1961 New Haven 1 2
2 3/23/1961 New Haven 4 2
3 3/25/1961 New Haven 2 0
4 3/26/1961 New Haven 3 1
5 3/28/1961 New Haven 3 5
6 3/29/1961 New Haven 4 2

Thanks to Mike Piscuric for the above playoff data!

March 6, 1961 - Monday
Greensboro 7 New Haven (7?) (at?), Greensboro leads best-of-9 series 1-0 (at?)

March 8, 1961 - Wednesday
New Haven
at Greensboro

Jersey 4 at Clinton 2 (Jersey leads best of 5 series, 1-0)
Philadelphia at Johnstown (best of 5 series)


March 10, 1961 - Friday
Jersey 7 (at?) Clinton 2 (Jersey leads best of 5 series, 2-0)
Philadelphia (at?) Johnstown (Johnstown leads best of 5 series, 2-0)

March 11, 1961 - Saturday
Greensboro
at New Haven (best-of-9 series, tied 1-1)
Jersey 2 at Clinton 3 OT (Jersey leades best of 5 series, 2-1)
- A: 1100
Johnstown at Philadelphia (best of 5 series)

March 12, 1961 - Sunday
Greensboro
2 at New Haven 5 (best-of-9 series, tied 2-2)
Clinton 1 at Jersey 2 (Jersey wins best-of-5 series, 3-1)
Philadelphia at Johnstown (not necessary)

March 15, 1961 - Wednesday
Greensboro 3 New Haven 1
(best-of-9 series, tied 3-3)
Johnstown 3 Jersey 0
(Johnstown leads best of 5 series, 2-0)