Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - January 8, 1968, Levittown, Pennsylvania JANUARY 1968 BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES Defeat Pittsburgh In Crucial Doubleheader By JOHN RIBAR Courier Times Sports V.'riler PHILADELPHIA The Phila- Holnhig FlvArc tho miH. way point of their 74-game Na- tional Hockey League schedule over the weekend and entered the two-day back-to-back en- gagement with a crucial playing the Pittsburgh Penguins. Two make-or-break situations faced the Flyers meeting Pittsburgh but the Philadelphians came out with flying colors by getting a 2-2 tie in the Steel City Saturday then knocking out a 3-1 victory over the Penguins here last night. This writer was fortunate enough to be along on the trip with the Flyers to Pittsburgh and was on hand to see the Phil- adelphia skaters overcome both possible obstacles and help cele- brate with the players on their success. Going into the two-game ser- ies with the the Flyers were holding down first place in the Western Division by six points over the Penguins in third place. The Pittsburghers nave oeen moving along last late ly and needed a pair of wins over the Flyers to reduce the lead to two points. 2 Jobs Well Done Meanwhile the two Philadel- phia Doug Favell and Bernie needed to hold the Pittsburghers in check for two reasons keep the Flyers in first place and win the first cash prize offered by the Nation- al League. The two goaltenders did both. Getting past the Penguins has now boosted the Flyer lead to eight points. A nice bulge at thte half-way point. The NHL also gives the goalie with the lowest against a gift as a mid- season Vezina Trophy award. Toronto's goalie was closest to the Flyer goalies but had three goals scored against him Satur- day night 37th and he finished with 82 goals against. The 2-2 tie in Pittsburgh with Parent in the nets Saturday and i1 aveil s cK win iasi nigiii auueti up to only 77 goals against the Philadelphians in 37 games and beat out the Toronto goalie by five golas. Splendid Averages In 16 games Favell allowed 32 goals for a 2.00 and Parent gave up 43 goals in 21 games for 2.05 and the two show a 2.03 average in 37 games and 75 goals. Two other goals against the Flyers were made when the nets were unmanned. The Toronto goalie's average in 37 games was 2.22 with 82 goals allowed1. He also got a bad jolt last night in starting the second half by giving up six goals to New York. On the flight to Pittsburgh Saturday we sounded out the Flyer players regarding the si tualions the league lead and helping the goalies win the Captain Lou Angotti expressed the feeling of each individual want Parent and Favell to and by holding up our we can protect our lead and pull away from Pittsburgh if our offense can Angotti showed the way Satur- day by scoring the first Flyer goal and then along with Gary Dornhoefer in setting up the other goal made by Brit Selby for the 2-2 tie. A Good Feeling The entire team personnel was on the return trip by plane that the Flyers hadn't dropped any points in the six-point first place lead in Pittsburgh. does it feel to be in first place with a National League hockey we asked a group of Flyers while waiting for the plane in the Greater Pittsburgh airport. Actually one needn't ask it seems to reflect in their attitude. We wanted to get the reaction of a prominent team member and cornered Don a 6-0 left winger who weighs 180. Don has been experimenting has a larger hook than the ordinary stick but that's another it any different being in first we asked Black- burn. He whole at mosphere is nice while jour in first place. Things seem to be more relaxed and everything is great.'' A Big Difference Don explained that when team is near the bottom of the standings it seems that the breaks go against you because everything is so yet al- most the same sort of thing can happen while the team is in first place and you just don't mind because it doesn't hurt so much ''You can live with a lot of sit- uations while leading the league which gripes you terribly if are down in the said Blackburn. Don believes it has been a team effort that put the Flyer on saying. ''All the way from the club president down to the the players and PVPTI the we have been a happy Getting back home with a the Flyers all business last night facing the Penguins again. All seemed serious before and during the game at the Spec- trum But following the game the were in a happy mood and did a lot of kidding. A lead of seven points over the runneriro team isn't hard to espe- cially since the Fixers three more games to play Los Angeles was beaten bv Oakland last night. 6-0 i The Fher players are a group. We noticed when the players assembled -t the International Airport adelphia Saturday. The plarv was still on the yet there were three card progress The others were in a lot of kidding and laughter was observed. Saturday this writer was hav- ing lunch with Coach Keith Al- len and six players at one table. The players departed and we aSKeU illls giuup aci-uio to be a friendly how are they to To which the coach are a great and as a group I don't have any problem Individ- ually they are sel- very seldom do I have lo 'talk' to any of them off the ice.1' We noticed the players respect Coach Allen. He has a nice w.-v of ing around to spend a bit of time with groups if they are waiting around like qt t'ue airport He also gets a lot of pleasure sharing a joke with the and gets a lot of atten- tion if relating an incident. There is a good management coach-player attitude in the en- tire Flyer makeup and the re- in iriC ni'Si piuCC Western ision standings. With a bulge 1 1 I 1 iyesliaminy On 1 lie 5 LBCL Game George Scbnol discovered ihemselics on llie losing end of the basketball court. The showing no ill effects of a 25day trampled Girard College. 55- while in the Northern Dru- sion of the Philadelphia Ca'ho- lic Bishop Egan was outrun by a quick Bishop Mc- Devitt 79-63. and Arch- bishop Wood was stunned by Father 73-54. In a Suburban Catholic the feeling of victory this weekend while the area's three parochial schools found Judge Tops 73-54 LOWER BUCKS COUNTY BASKETBALL LEAGUE Section One League Overall W Neshammy Penrsbury Wilson Tennenf Counc'l Rock Bensalem Bristol Pet. W L .BOO .800 .BOO .600 .500 250 B 4 5 4 8 3 7 4 Pet 667 .556 727 .636 500 .333 Section Two League W L REMAINS Township High School's Lary Scotton stayed unbeaten on Saturday in the 103-pound class when he pinned Low- er Moreland's Rich Migliore in of the second pe- riod. Scotton is 9-0 on the year. See story on Page 16. Times Sports Photo by Alex W .800 9 .250 3 .750 3 .ZOO 1 .000 1 Overall L Pet 3 .750 Lower Moreland 1 3 Morrisville 1 4 New Hope-Solebury 0 4 OTHER AREA TEAMS PCL Bishop Egan 2 3 .400 Archbi'.hop Wood 1 5 .167 Penn-Jersey W L Pel. George School 0 0 .000 Sub. Catn. W L Pet 305 .273 .143 .143 Overall 2 5 .286 j 3 B .273 Overall W L et. 21 667 Overall W L Pet Egan Loses To McDevitt WYNCOTE-Bishop McDevitt Hull Has Over 400 Reasons Wliy Chicago Is Title-Bound High School raced to its fourth Philadelphia Catholic League in five starts victory yesterday down- ing Bishop Egan Catholic High School of Fairless 79-63. behind a strong 29-point perfor- mance of Jimmy Sullivan. Sullivan canned 12 field goals and five free throws in a foul- marred contest which saw ths officials whistle down 59 person- als on the two quintets. Sullivan notched 17 points in the second mostly from just outside the foul line. Ed Schwaeenland and Billy Haas were double-fig- ure scorers for the winners while Denny Stock and John Ortlas paced the now 2- 3 in the with 12 markers apiece Guard Joe Mr Grath added 10 points. In the junior varsity Bi- ship Egan scored a victory over the McDevitt yearlings. By United Press International over the 400 making him only the fourth player to achieve that charmed circle. Gordie Howe of Detroit leads Bobby Hull has over 400 good reasons for directing the Chicago Black Hawks toward their second straight National Hockey League title the golden bomber of the NHL. dropped another payload Sunday night as he scored twice in a 4-2 win over goahe Gerry Cheevers the Boston Bruins that pushed his 31st goal of the i skating Czech drilled home Chicago's Eastern Division lead1 to three points. The goals also raised Bobby with over 6.00 career goals. phia stopped Pittsburgh 3-1 and Hull registered No 400 in theilittle Charlie Hodges posted a second period when a 35-foot shutout in Oakland's 6-0 victory shot misfired from Los Angeles. usually potent rocket drive to a I tat eluded season into an open new when his 24th goal of the season to Cheevers was yanked for a'give the Hawks a 3-2 lead. The I Holy Giost Prep 0 2 .000 37 .300 PHILADELPHIA Defend- ing Philadelphia Catholic League Fa- ther Judge High with four starters in double stopped visitin g Archbishop Wood High School of Warmins- in a conference mat- chup. Judge go two figure per- formances from 6-6 Mike Krawcyzk Tim Fehrie Rick Maerton and Denny Fenton to cut down Wood for the fifth time in six Catholic League tests of the final period in Dempsey. who battled Kravczyk all day for control of tch boards and found' New York routed Toronto 6-2 on Jean Ratelle's three-goals. Montreal edged Detroit 4-3 on Gilles Tremblay Philadel- time to toss in 22 points on sixth Boston skater Devon Prep Rally Jolts Holy Ghost i field goals and a quartet of victory advanced Chicago s charity throws. record of only one loss in the Rick Kcdick last ID games and elevated the tnbmed 13 markers to tho high-flying Hawks from cause. but it was a ca.se of season into an open net when i Doug Mohns scored the other goal. John McKenzie and just not enough firepower in the second half as the Crusaders outscored Wood. over the Bishop Egan fg f tp Orta's 4 4 12 loeMcGrath 5 0 10 IhnMcGr'th Siock Pochurek rarroll 000 5 2 12 Bishop McDevitf Dorsan I 0 2'Go'dm2 i 0 157j Dov e Haas Sulln an Kelh SchWnland 7 1 15 f tp 4 12 12 5 29 ence before the Eddie Shack tallied for Boston. I fjnai jg minutes. i Rantelle recorded the trick'1 in Firebirds' i history when his three goals Frank Weiss hit a field goaliwere scored in a span of four with 15 seconds but it was too little too late Going into the second half. Holy Ghost Prep maintained a a Fibpalnck n 1 Chris Donohue canned a field goal and teammate Maurice Dougherty added a pair of char- ity tosses in the final minute to give visiting Devon Prep a 60-59 Suburban Catholic League triumph over Holy Ghost Prep but Donohue I Reg Fleming. Orland Kurten- yesterday. It was the fourth collected 11 markers in the third Ibacn and pni1 Govette Father Arch Wood i Father Judqe 71 fg f tp fq to artman 0 1 Kcn'nn uln 4 C rehr'p 1 4 22 Fj'hcr 2 n 4 i Maerton 3 7 n H E MAGIClAY'-Brrcc Rcmbcrt. a 5-10 han- dles the ball with lightmng- f -st hands for the Rams. RenibTt takes a rest dur- ing a foul shot on Friday night Times Sports Pholo League Dt edged Hoh GViosi Pvcp in ihe final minute. Onh Tim of Arch- bishop Nood and freshman Charlie Mitchell could crack the 20-poinl circle notching 22 and 20 respectively. Tomorrow five Lower Bucks Coimiv Kasket- ball League games highlight the schedule. Woodrovv Wilson and N'esba- miny High Schools. of the three teams involved in the Section One crowd at the top. iind away games facing them. The Rams. ravel to Low- er Voreland while the 'Skins a e m itched with New Kope- Soleburv. In o.her league atfairs. Jenkmtimn treks ID Council alwavs upset- meets Bristol and William Tcnnent is welcomed by Morrisville which won its first game of the season Fri- day evening over Lower More- land. In an independent Ihe first- place crosses the riv- er to tackle Ewing Township afternoon. George School faces Pcrkio- men School. Friday evening's card INts nine Bensalem travels lo Bristol visits Moreland. Pennsbury faces Council Rock. New Hope-Solebury motors to Jenk- inlown and Wilson welcomes Eas CVO Win Joe Conlev H9j and Paul Roscman selling the pace. St Charles a'mosi scored' enough points in the first period i to lake the game as it easily beat Our Lad.v nf 66-20. a Lower Bucks County CYOj skethall League contest Sal- urdav at ihe loser's SI Charles S' 41 rf '-Hiteni'-.- 2 1 1 i Ii fp 1 n j. Tingle 2-1-5 Grtmiak 1-1 Totals 29 0 L G '20. J 1 0 ralduoll o 0 n Cauhn. A ri J IPK 'I 1 f1 Mr 1 1 i Tola's 9 2-20 SI Charles 18 13 19 Our Lady of Grace 644 NSl'.kvn all in In the Philadelphia Ca'holic defending champion North Catholic is matched with Bishop Egan. Archbishop Wood hosts its alumni while Holy Ghost Prep is at Prince- ton St. Joseph's and Morris- ville travels to Lansdale Cath- all in non-league meet- ALL NEW j .AUTOMATIC with contro Effectively humidifies the average 7-room home PLUS so many new con bined with the finest moistur izing concept in portable hu midification. Come see it OTHER MODELS FROM FUEL AIR COND. THE PALMER LINCOLN HIGHWAY PA. CALL SK 7-3751 middle period bombardment 2 Brenna T Brand berrer 1 0 4 KOTO e Maple Leaf goalie Bruce jjuisano o o n sarvm Gamble. n 1 J1 12 llbi5hop 31 11 73 11 U 11 19 12 21 n n n 0 1 I treetlen Totals Bishop Egan BiShrp McDevitt Rradv 20 63' Totals Bill TomMcCollan 0 o o straight loss for the host quintet. I In'the last 60 Dono- 1 o hue connected on a floor at- tempt to put Devon 58-57. B n 21-431 then Dougherty contributed two throws for a 60-57 differ- 23 24 18 Campaign Launched quarter and then at the outset ofithe trouncing of Toronto with the final eight period goals erty managed three straight johver and Dave Keon two-pointers to put Devon in tered for the front for the first time since the Kurtenbach's goal was from a middle stages of the second pe-i face-off and the first of this Arch Wood JV i Father Judge JV Ba lor Zoellcr nod Donohue finished agn To Save Spartans the game with 25 five more than Firebird freshman Charlie Mit- that Ranger Coach Emile1 Francis could recall in several seasons. Fleming's tally came just 30 seconds after the game I fg f tp 204 1 T M-ari 5 4 14 G hue.u 1 n 2 1 Kne h 022 Masuire 1 1 Morr ton Grcsi Total s Arch. Wood JV 10 8 23 Totals Fg f tp n n i. I h in 4 4 2 in 1 11 0 2 Tip i n 2 14 IB 46 9 5 7 7 11 11 17-44 until Jan. 15 to post the bond He added- feel if we have the it will be accepted bv the said who re- ported that already has been pledged. John Spartans' presi- who said he was not di- rectiy involved iii liie tdfa said he favored the plan. Holy unior deadlock one point behind Toronto. Detroit dropped lo the suy squa roppe evon o- thei champion of the cause of south behind Ed Krywucki's 20-potnt Florida sports died early- effort. Devon Prep iHoly fg f lp Donohue Lyons O'Neill Dono Heil Dousnerty Sack 10 5 23 5 0 10 1 2 8 000 1 0 2 Ghost Prep Weiss Bee Mitchell McKcnna a 010 Sharp 2 1 5 Krvwucki Is tp R 2 18 4 3 11 fi 5 20 022 102 2 2 6 Oakland's upset of Los Angeles. IVffL Standings By United Press International j chell. Weiss ended with 18 points i started. and Jim Bee notched 11 points 1 Montreal remained tied Jeff Lyons and Dougherty York as the two I lowed Donohue in the scoring jSlJim PHILADELPHIA I Professional Soccer column with 10 points each. PnilarJeiphia Spartans' soccer jsaid Aikcr..- rerteinins socked into submission by heavy financial may be out of they're not out of backers. A move was launched Sunday to keep a professional soccer franchise in even though the Spartans were kay- rW rislf-million dollar loss during the first year ot op- eration in the National Profes- sional Soccer League. The the plan was spearheaded by Walt Aik- ens. public relations director for the Spartans. Aikens said he had contacted some 45 officials of lo- cal amateur soccer leagues who have launched a telephone cam- paign to solicit pledges. immediate purpose is to get performance bond into the new North American UK S MIAMI bPIi-Sports colum- Jirniw lnnc a Totals Divon Prep W. L. T. Ptl. 20 10 9 49 K 4s Sunday at age 65. Doctors said who recently retired as sports editor of the Miami died of cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Philbrick'S' I MiTottll 17 i Toronto U I 17 York TMI v 1.1 t. f Holy Ghost Prep H It 13 13-511 Montreal probably be the first Kudoba. .Detroit to buy a season he said. I still think that has the best town in the country Devon Prep JV Ghost Prep JV for soccer. Rooney announced earlier that a loss of about had forced the team to fold from the NPSL. He gave as another .ea- son the inability to promote the recent merger with the United Soccer Association. Dougherty Rhoades McCIafferty Calibrese O'Connor t47 Totals Oivon Prtp JV Holy CnMI Prtp JV fpi .131 4 0 8 Everly 7 0 14 Kryv cki 0 1 1 Maum Oil LinpuiUi 1 3 5 Slattcrv 4 1 9 D'Micelo Murphy PHILADELPHIA f IP Los Angeles 0 0 0 i M 9 2 20 P'llsbursh 3 2 Louis 1 0 fi i Oakland Burns a newspaper man for tnan 40 was a native of Miss. He was affiliated with the n 15 s 34 Atlanta Georgian as a is 6 34 1 sports editor and city editor for W. L. T. PtS. U 13 i 16 21 3 35 Snyder 306 1 2 4 237 022 Totalt Mahler. II 11 S3 I IS U 1-47 10 11 Ii 15-53 Sunday's Remits New York 6 Toronto 2 Montreal 4 Detroit 3 Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 1 Chicago 4 Boston 2 Oakland fi Los Angeles 0 Only Kames scheduled Today's Camel No sarnes icheduled 14 20 3 8 25 7 17 years. Burns was sports editor for the Miami Herald for 23 years. Two University of Miami scholarship funds were started in his honor following his retirement. Christmas is over. Christmas bills be coming in. Don't let them get you down. Pay them off with cash from us. Let us lend you a helping hand so j take up to 43 months to CAPITAL COMPANIES Loans by Capital Fmancp Corp and loans above S500 to made Dy Capital Consumer Discount Co Middletown Shopping Center 143 South Rd.' Windsor Langhorne Lift Iniurance available on all loam.