Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 8, 1979, Lethbridge, Alberta The Lcthhrid<jt Herald Sports Monday, January 8, 1979 - 9 Sutter's line tops Tigers By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Lethbridge Broncos and Medicine Hat Tigers nearly settled nothing in a pair of Western Hockey League games over the weekend. But thanks to the line of Duane Sutter, Gord Williams and Randy Ruff, the issue was settled Sunday night at the Sportsplex. The two central division rivals met in Medicine Hat Saturday and battled to a 6-6 stalemate, Sunday, 2,579 local fans appeared to be in for the same sort of outcome as the two clubs waltzed to a 2-2 tie through 40 minutes before Sutter and his mates went to work in the final period as the Broncos won 8-3. "Tigers put together five good periods of hockey this weekend," said Bronco coach Paddy Ginnell. "We had them down 5-2 Saturday and they came back. I told the guys not to let that happen again tonight (Sunday) and they didn't. "We're still trying to get the kinks out after the long holiday break. I felt we played pretty well in the third period. The first two periods were a little sluggish." Broncos will be at home to Victoria Cougars Tuesday evening at eight. Meanwhile, Sutter clicked twice within 26 seconds early in the third period to spark the Broncos to the much-needed win as they now trail Billings Bighorns by seven points in Golden Suns win twice SHERWOOD PARK (CP) - Darren Stanoffsky scored at 8:44 of the overtime period to give Taber Golen Suns a 4-3 Alberta Junior Hockey League victory over Sherwood Park Crusaders Sunday. Taber, which was ou tshot 61-39, trailed 2-1 at the end of the second period. The first period was scoreless. Also scoring for Taber were Rick Wiest, Brad Owen and Doug Korman. Wayne Spychka, Shane Brindza and Dave Bourne replied for Sherwood Park. Taber took six of 13 minor penalties. The Golden Suns also won Saturday night as they scored three unanswered third-period goals to defeat Fort Saskatchewan Traders 3-2. The first period was scoreless and Fort Saskatchewan led 2-0 after 40 minutes on goals by Mike Ferris and Joe Engert. Taber marksmen were Will Mclnnis, Brad Owen and Bob Flemming. Fort Saskatchewan outshot Taber 38-36 and took five of 15 minor penalties, three of six majors and two of three game misconducts. the central division standings in the battle for top spot. Sutter finished the night with three goals and three helpers while Ruff chipped in .-with a pair of goals and two assist while Williams had a goal and four assists for 15 points in all. Other Lethbridge markers went to Roger Wolfe and Ralph Andreesen. Ironically enough it was the first goal for both. Wolfe was playing in just his second game for the locals. Steve Tsujiura, Mike Winther and Brian Ziegler shared the Tiger goals. Broncos fired 44 shots at Cal Mayor in the Tiger net while Greg Dumba faced 27 Tiger attempts. The Broncos took 11 of 17 minor penalties while each club picked up one major. Saturday night Sutter scored twice while Ruff, Williams, Earl Ingarfield and John Strait shared singles. Rod Van Slyke, with two, and Brian Keates, Stewart Robertson, Curt Broadhead and Ken Merritt, with singles, were the Tiger marksmen. Sutter opened the scoring for the Broncos at 9:24 of the first period as Williams sent him in alone and he beat Mayor with a quick shot between the pads. Tsujiura evened things up a little over a minute later as he was left all alone in front of Dumba on a power play effort. Ruff gave the locals a 2-1 lead at 5:40 of the second but Winther tied the count with a beautiful deflection that Dumba had no chance on. Sutter put the Broncos in front to stay with his 31st and 32nd goals of the year at 1:19 and 1:45. He clicked right off the faceoff to make it 3-2 and then was sent in alone again by Williams' perfect lead pass to make it 4-2.' Ruff scored his second power play goal as he tapped in a shot by Simon Learmouth that Sutter had re-directed. Andreesen picked up Kevin Ginnell's pass and beat Mayor with a nice deke while Wolfe drilled a low, screened shot past Mayor for his initial marker. Williams closed out the Bronco scoring with a long rising shot that Mayor got a piece of but not enough to keep it from trickling in. Ziegler then completed the Tiger scoring as he picked up a stray pass and beat Dumba with a quick wrist shot. ICE CHIPS - Doug Morrison showing the effects of the Labatt's junior tournament ... He admitted after the game that the trip east was exhausting ... Ingarfield, who felt the same way about the Christmas tournament, appeared to have suffered a broken nose after being crosschecked by Mitch McCor-mick in the third period . . . Each team hit four goalposts. Weekend WHL summaries WHL Herald photo by MICHAEL DREW SUTTER ON MAYOR'S DOORSTEP ALL NIGHT Blades set league record By THE CANADIAN PRESS Saskatoon Blades broke an 11-year-old Western Hockey League record which they themselves had a part in establishing as they defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 15-8 Sunday. The game was one of five WHL encounters Sunday. In other games: Brandon Wheat Kings doubled Regina Pats 8-4, Lethbridge Broncos took Medicine Hat Tigers 8-3, Calgary Wranglers edged Victoria Cougars 3-2 and Portland Winter Hawks downed Seattle Breakers 5-3. Saturday's, games all ended in ties - 6-6 between Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, 2-2 between Victoria and McArthur, Overbeeke spark Elk Broncos A three-goal performance by Dean McArthur and two' goals by Len Overbeeke sparked Lethbridge Midget Elk Broncos to an 8-5 victory over visiting Medicine Hat Legionnaires in midget hockey action Saturday at Henderson Ice Centre. McArthur tallied once in each period while Overbeeke connected in the first and second frames. Also scoring for the winners were Wayne Parenteau, Rob Brown and Dan Lomas. Fred Schmidt scored twice for the Legionnaires while singles markers came from Wade Heiland, Dave Craiply, and Don Lansky. Lethbridge held a 3-1 lead after the opening stanza and led 6-4 after two frames. Friday, the Elk Broncos dropped a 4-3 decision to the Legionnaires at the Sportsplex. Tony Pontarollo, Wayne Parenteau and Rick Gal shared the scoring for Lethbridge, which held a 3-2 edge at one stage in the final period. Wade Heiland notched the tying goal for the visitors in the third frame and Mark Kabayama netted the winner with 49 seconds remaining in the game. Dave Craiply and Blaine Lanz had the other Medicine Hat markers. Meanwhile, statistics show that Rick Gal was the leading point-getter for the Elk Broncos in the month of December, amassing 12 goals and four assists in eight games. Runner-up was Wayne Smith, who had four goals and four helpers as the Elk Broncos won five and lost three in the final month of 1978. Billings Bighorns, and 2-2 between Seattle and New Westminster Bruins. The Saskatoon-Edmonton matchup Sunday broke by one goal a 1967 WHL record for the most goals scored by two teams in.a game. In March, 1967, Saskatoon downed Calgary 17-5, for a two-team total of 22 goals. The rookie line of Kelly Kuspira, Terry Paskaruk and Marc Chartier accounted for seven Saskatoon goals and picked up nine assists. Kuspira scored four goals, Paskaruk tallied three times and Chartier, though he did not score, figured in four of the other goals. Lindsay Carson got two for the Blades and singles went to Bill MacNaught, Brent Ash-ton, Dan Erickson, Ken Federko, Kevin Tendler and Franco Disciglio. Gerard Jubinville and Ray Neufeld scored two each for Edmonton, with Mel Biluk, David Barr, Terry Davis and Mike Moskalyk adding singles. The Blades led 8-6 going into the final period. LETHBRIDGE 8 MEDICINE HAT 3 First Period: 1. Lethbridge, Sutter (Williams, R. Ruff) 9:24; 2. Medicine Hat, Tsujulra (Broadhead, Steblyk) 10:38. Penalties - Halasz MH :27, Rlssllng L, M. Goodwin MH 3:23, Rlssllng L 10:17, Komonoski MH 15:55. Second Period: 3. Lethbridge, R. Ruff (Williams) 5:40; 4. Medicine Hat, Winther (Halasz) 5:55. Penalties -Sutter L 2:53, Ziegler MH 5:07, Falkenberg L 7:05, Ingarfield L 9:52. Snopek L (minor, major), Brost MH (major) 13:16. Third Period: 5. Lethbridge, Sutter (Williams) 1:19; 6. Lethbridge, Sutter (Williams, May) 1:45; 7. Lethbridge, R. Ruff (Sutter, Learmouth) 7:02; B. Lethbridge, Andreesen (Ginnell, Hull) 7:52; 9. Lethbridge, Wolfe (Sutter) 12:46; 10. Lethbridge, Williams (Sutter) 17:52; 11. Medicine Hat, Ziegler 18:14. Penalties - Doyle L, Gejdos MH :26, R. Ruff L 2:52, McCormlck MH 6:22, Rlssllng L 10:56, Doyle L 18:33, Falconberg L 19:33. Shots on goal by: Medicine Hat 12 6 9-27 Lethbridge 14 10 20-44 Goal - Mayor, Medicine Hat; Dumba, Lethbridge. Attendance - 2,579. CALGARY 3, VICTORIA 2 First Period: No scoring. Penalties - Morrison C 2:26, Jansch V 4:09. Second Period: 1. Victoria, Jansch (Fritz, Lupul) 0:44; 2. Calgary, Currle (Krueger, Greenwood) 14:56; 3. Calgary, Currle (Greenwood, Krueger) 19:03. Penalty - Jacobson V 3:07. Third Period: 4. Calgary, Greenwood (Krueger, Klsio) 6:18; 5. Victoria, Jansch (Fritz, Lupul) 17:14. Penalties - Morton V 4:59, Lang V 5:51. Skorodenski C (served by Dunn) 9:50, Robinson V 15:07. Shots on goal by Victoria 10 11 15-36 Calgary 13 12 7-32 Goal - Eastman, Victoria; Skorodenski. Calgary. Attendance - 1,563. PORTLAND 5, SEATTLE 3 First Period: 1. Seattle, Rausse 1:26; 2. Seattle, Rausse (T. Hunter, Hodge) 7:17; 3. Seattle. Thomas (Marsh, T. Hunter) 10:53; 4. Portland, Chorney (Robidoux, Babych) 17:43. Penalties - Wesley P 5:12, Dobson P 10:46, Pilon S, TurnbM P 15:12. Second Period: 5. Portland, Turn-bull (Toal, Wesley) 6:36. Penalties - Wesley P 3:39, T. Hunter S, Robi-doux P 12:08, Pilon S, Kostovlch P (double minors) 16:54, T. Hunter S, Wesley P (minors, majors) 19:31. Third Period: 6. Portland, Chorney (Multan, Robidoux) 1:55; 7. Portland, Ostir (Yachimec, Elliott) 5:16; 8. Portland, Yachimec (Elliott. Brown) 19:32. Penalties - Szott P 2:04. Kostovich P 8:31, Hattield S 13:18, Yachimec P 16:10. Shots on goal by Seattle 8 8 6-22 Portland 16 15 21-52 Goal - Hodge, Seattle; May, B. Hunter. Portland. Attendance ~ 3,714. SASKATOON 15 EDMONTON 8 First Period: 1. Edmonton, Jubinville (D. Davis) 1:38; 2. Saskatoon, Paskaruk (Tendler, Chartier) 2:11; 3. Edmonton, Biluk (Levle, Barkwell) 4:08; 4. Edmonton, Neufeld (D. Davis) 6:25; 5. Saskatoon, Kuspira (Paskaruk, Chartier) 11:06; 6. Saskatoon, Kuspira (Paskaruk. Chartier) 11:33; 7. Edmonton, Jubinville 16:29; 8. Edmonton, Barr (Levle) 18:15. Penalties - Tendler S 2:25. T. Davis E 7:12, Wlebe E, (served by Schneider) 8:56, D. Davis E, Paskaruk S 12:06, Neufeld E 14:50. Second Period: 9. Saskatoon, MacNaught (Federko. Bent) 4:00; 10. Saskatoon, Ashton (Erickson, Federko) 6:22; 11. Saskatoon, Kuspira (Paskaruk, Archibald) 11:30; 12. Saskatoon, Erickson (McTaggart, Federko) 14:30; 13. Saskatoon, Paskaruk (Tendler, Ashton) 16:27; 14. Edmonton, Neufeld (Schneider, Levle) 19:27. Penalties - Neufeld E 1:36, D. Davis E, Chartier S (majors) 12:18, Levle 15:02, Wlebe E (served by Schnleder) 16:27, Bent S 18:02. , Third Period: 15. Saskatoon, Kuspira (Paskaruk, Chartier) 2:41; 16. Saskatoon, Carson (McTaggart, Bent) 4:09; 17. Saskatoon, Federko 4:20; 18. Edmonton, T. Davis (Jubinville, Jacobson) 6:19; 19. Saskatoon, Tendler (MacNaught) 7:05; 20. Saskatoon, Disciglio (Bokshowan, Leclalr) 10:36; 21, Saskatoon, Paskaruk (Kuspira, McTaggart) 13:17; 22. Saskatoon, Carson (Erickson, Muc) 17:00; 23. Edmonton, Moskalyk (Swltzer, Barr) 18:37. Penalties - Neufeld E 7:03, Barr E 12:33, Tendler S 14:56, Leclair S 19:31. Shots on goal by: Edmonton 10 7 13-30 Saskatoon 14 14 18-46 Goal - Wiebe, Edmonton; Muc, Saskatoon Attendance - 1,572. BRANDON 8 REGINA 4 First Period: 1. Brandon, Boschman (Allison. Dietrich) 5:16; 2. Brandon, B. McCrlmmon (Stewart) 7:10; 3. Regina, Davis (Veitch. Vargaj 11:22; 4. Brandon, Propp (Boschman, Allison) 17:46; 5. Brandon, Roberts (Stewart) 19:22. Penalties - Bums R 4:51, Lockrldge B 10:14, Davis R 15:32. Second Period: 6. Brandon, Roberts (Elcombe) 8:42; 7. Brandon, Propp (Boschman, Allison) 16:56; 8. Regina, Parent ( Graham, Pearson) 18:34. Penalties - B. McCrlmmon B 3:03, Bowering R 11:52, Regina double bench (served by Wlckenhelser and Mosnon) 14:50, Regina bench (served by Lynott) 15:17. Third Period: 9. Regina, Veitch (Parent, Graham) 6:04; 10. Brandon. Stewart (Roberts, Kempthorne) 7:46; 11. Regina, Varga (Wankel) 12:45; 12. Brandon. Gusdal (Lockrldge, Dietrich) 17:36. Penalties - Davis R 1:19, Bowering R (major), Patrick B (minor, major) 2:58, Burns R 7:21, Burns R (major, game misconduct), Ziegler R (misconduct), Allison B (minor, major) 16:48, Davis R 18:35. Shots on goal by: Regina 13 9 16-38 Brandon 18 35 17-70 Goal: McNabb, Regina; Knickle, Brandon. ' Attendance - 2,085. SATURDAY LETHBRIDGE 6, MEDICINE HAT 6 First Period: 1. Lethbridge, Ingarfield 4:07; 2. Medicine Hat. Van Slyke (Broadhead. Tsujiura) 5:49; 3. Lethbridge, Strait (May, Wolte) 7:42. Penalties - May L 3:44. Learmouth L, Osmond MH (majors) 4:26, Ginnell L, Andreesen L, Komonoski MH (majors) 7:54, Hrudey MH (served by Osmond) 14:43, Solway L 19:21. Second Period: 4. Medicine Hat, Merritt (Steblyk, Tsujiura) 3:54; 5. Lethbridge, R. Ruff (Wil/lams, Lear-mough) 4:47; 6. Lethbridge, Williams, 7:38; 7. Lethbridge, Sutter (Williams) 10:55; 8. Medicine Hat. Robertson (Adams) 12:43; 9. Medicine Hat, Broadhead (M. Goodwin, Steblyk) 19:16. Penalties - Williams L 2:34, Snopek L 7:25, Learmouth L, Keates MH (majors) 9:19, Rlssllng L 9:55, Dumba L (served by Ginnell) 18:59. Third Period: 10. Lethbridge, Sutter (R. Ruff) 1:13; 11. Medicine Hat, Keates (K. Goodwin, Halasz) 6:09; 12. Medicine Hat. Van Slyke (Tsujiura, Steblyk) 8:01. Penalties - Snopek L (minor, major). Adams MH (major) 7:47, May L 16:14. Shots on goal by: Lethbridge 17 11 17-45 Medicine Hat 11 8 14-33 Goal - Frank, Dumba. Lethbridge; Hrudey. Medicine Hat. Attendance - 2,147. SEATTLE 2, NEW WEST 2 First Period: 1. Seattle, Thomas (Kolman, Dunn) 2:42; 2. New Westminster. Reardon (Orleski, MacLeod) 6:50; 3. Seattle, Thomas (Kolman. Dunn) 7:17; 4. New Westminster. MacLeod (Reardon) 13:56. Penalties - Kerr S 5:53. Hunter S Hobbins NW (majors) 13:38, Ward S. Hall NW (majors) 13:52, Meadmore NW 16:16. Second Period: No scoring Penalties - Fistric NW 10:59, Graves S. Meadmore NW (double minors) 14:49. Third Period: No scoring. Penalty - Fistric NW 11:47. Shots on goal by: Seattle 12 14 9-35 New West 15 7 10-32 Goal - Hodge, Seattle; Semenchuk, Seattle. Attendance - 2.585. BILLINGS 2, VICTORIA 2 First Period: No scoring. Penalties - Shields V 5:18, Blyth 9:58, Stephen B 10:11. Lang V 10:50, Buchanan B 13:42. Second Period: 1. Victoria, Smilh (T. Robertson. Morton) 10:48; 2. Victoria, Lang (Morton, Lupul) 12:17; 3. Billings. Stafford (Roadhouse, Kouwenhoven) 13:38. Penalties - Adams V 4:22, Adams V (major), Earley B (major, game misconduct) 8:15, Conacher B 11:31, Plamondon B 15:02. Jansch V 16:29. Third Period: 4. Billings, Conacher (Plamondon. Pocza) 11:36. Penalties - Jacobson V 3:22, Eger B 5:37, Lang V 9:55. Shots on goal by: Victoria 9 18 7-34 Billings 17 13 16-46 Goal - Eastman, Victoria: Girard, Billings, Attendance - 3,148. Weekend scorers SUNDAY Los Angeles 0 at Philadelphia 3 Philadelphia - Gorence 2. Leach. Washington 3 at Chicago 5 Washington - Riley. Walter. Stewart: Chicago - Bordeleau. Boldlrev. Koroll. Mlkita. Marks. 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