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1957 Sven Tumba - 5 Game Pro Tryout With the Quebec Aces in the QHL

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1957 Sven Tumba - 5 Game Pro Tryout With the Quebec Aces in the QHL

Prior to the start of the 1957-58 season, the great Swedish International player, Sven Tumba had a 5 game pro tryout as permitted by IIHF rules with the Quebec Aces of the QHL.

Season opener preview:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=1616%2C623221

Game one. Quebec wins 5 - 4, Sven Tumba's line accounts for all the scoring. Tumba registers three assists. Full details, top of page 11, page link could not be embedded:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...rontpage&hl=en

Exhibition game vs the Junior Canadiens, 8-4 win:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=1091%2C799518

Game two, Chicoutimi wins 2 - 0:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...=1307%2C959257

Game three, Shawinigan wins 4 - 1:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...1247%2C1090358

Game four, Royals win 6 - 3 Sven Tumba missed the game with the flu:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...1136%2C1204447

Game five, Quebec wins 3 - 2, Sven Tumba credited with his best game to date, one assist:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...1559%2C1355492

One more game. Contingency plans were made as it seems the Aces did not expect Sven Tumba to turn pro:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...1136%2C1421472

Game six, last game, Quebec wins 8 - 3:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...1345%2C1492061

1957-58 Quebec Aces Stats:

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/l...003861958.html

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Interesting. I thought he'd attended the Bruins Training Camp, at least thats what some of the accounts Ive read have said, the first European to have done so and in 57. Perhaps he did, but was then assigned to the Aces huh?... regardless, he returned to Sweden (legally changed his last name to Tumba) where he was quite the multi-sport figure, a Hell of Soccer player & Golfer. Even had his own touring Waterski Show for awhile. Quite the list of accomplishments over his lifetime as an athlete & businessman.

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Interesting. I thought he'd attended the Bruins Training Camp, at least thats what some of the accounts Ive read have said, the first European to have done so and in 57. Perhaps he did, but was then assigned to the Aces huh?... regardless, he returned to Sweden (legally changed his last name to Tumba) where he was quite the multi-sport figure, a Hell of Soccer player & Golfer. Even had his own touring Waterski Show for awhile. Quite the list of accomplishments over his lifetime as an athlete & businessman.
He also had his own radioshow, wrote articles, owned horses etc etc the man did everything..

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And he helped create table hockey.

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And he helped create table hockey.
What do you mean, "helped to create table hockey"? You mean in Sweden? Something thats grown in popularity in leaps & bounds over there since the 60's? World Tournaments etc? If Im not mistaken is it not the Swedish manufacturers that do indeed make the best games available?... table top hockey in North America goes back to the late 19th century. Ive seen the earliest versions, sort of like a Crokinole Board but with pins for nets, little checkers as players, a marble or puck used, flicked with your finger. Late 40's early 50's the rod games were introduced, originally the players with the exception of the goalie stationary, then the forwards and defenceman movable, flat metal figures. Big trade on ebay for collectors, from 06 teams to parts & accessories etc. The Swedish manufacturers really kicked it up several notches I think in the late 70's or 80's with larger boards, better mechanics, fully dimensional players, the standard now used in Tournaments with hobbyists flocking from all points of the Globe.

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1957 Exhibition Season

Sven Tumba played a few 1957 pre season games with the AHL Springfield Indians:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...5086%2C5687756

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Sven Tumba played a few 1957 pre season games with the AHL Springfield Indians:
No wonder Sven returned to Sweden. Eddie Shore.... see ya. Outta here.

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