Levittown Bucks County Courier Times (Newspaper) - January 8, 1968, Levittown, Pennsylvania
MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1968
BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES
PACE 15Flyers Defeat Pittsburgh Crucial Doubleheader
By JOHN RIBAR
Courier Times Sports Writer
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers reached the midway point of their 74-game National Hockey League schedule over the weekend and entered the two-day back-to-back en gagement with a crucial “doub-leheader” playing the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Two important, 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 Philadelphia skaters overcome both possible obstacles and help celebrate with the players on their success.
Going into the two-game series with the Pittsburghers, the
Flyers were holding down first place in the Western Division by six points over the Penguins in third place. The Pittsburghers have been moving along fast 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 Philadelphia goalies, Doug Favell and Bernie Parent, 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 National 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-wav point.
The NHL also gives the goalie with the lowest “scored against average” a $250 gift as a midseason Vezina Trophy award. Toronto's goalie was closest to the Flyer goalies but had three goals scored against him Saturday night (Toronto’s 37th
game), and he finished with 82 goals against.
The 2 2 tie in Pittsburgh with Parent in the nets Saturday and Favell’s 3-1 win last night added 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 average, 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 allowed. 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 tuations (protecting the league lead and helping the goalies win the $250). Captain Lou Angotti
expressed the feeling of each individual Fyer, saying, “We want Parent and Favell to collect, and by holding up our defense (keeping the score down) we can protect our lead and pull away from Pittsburgh if our offense can score.’
Angotti showed the way Saturday by scoring the first Flyer goal and then assisted, 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 happy, on the return trip by plane yesterday, that the Flyers hadn't dropped anv points in the six-point first place lead in Pittsburgh.
“How does it feel to be in first place with a National League hockey team?”, 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 Blackburn, a 6-0 leftwinger who weighs 180. Don has been experimenting with a newtype hockey stick I that has a larger hook Than the ordinary stick — but that’s another story).
“Is it any different being in first place?’’ we asked Blackburn. He replied. “The whole at mosphere is nice while your in first place. Things seem to be more relaxed and everything is great.”
A Big Difference Don explained that when your team is near the bottom of the standings it seems that the breaks go against you because everything is so costly, yet almost 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 situations while leading the league which gripes you terribly if you are down in the standings." said Blackburn. Don believes it has
been a team effort that put the Flyer on top. saying, “All the way from the club president down to the coach, the players and even the trainer, we have been a happy group ”
Getting back home with a tie, the Flyers were all business last night facing the Penguins again. All seemed serious before and during the game at the Spectrum.
But following the game the boys were in a happy mood and did a lot of kidding. A lead of seven points over the runnerup team isn’t hard to take, especially since the Flyers have three more games to play than Los Angeles (who was beaten by Oakland last night, 6-0 )
The Flyer players are a “re laxed" group. We noticed that when the players assembled at the International Airport :n Phil adelphia Saturday. The plane was still on the runway, yet there were three card games rn progress. The others were in conversation, a lot of kidding
and laughter was observed.
Saturday this writer was having lunch with Coach Keith Allen and six players at one table. The players departed and we asked Allen, “Thus group see ms to be a friendly bunch, how are they to handle?” To which the coach replied, “They are a great group, and as a group I don’t have any problem. Individually they are well-behaved, .seldom. very, very seldom do I have lo ‘talk’ to any of them off the ice.”
We noticed the players respect Coach Allen. Ho has a nice w v of moving around to spend a hit of time with various groups if they are waiting around like at the airport. He also gets a lot of pleasure sharing a joke with the players and gets a lot of attention if relating an incident.
There is a good management coach-player attitude in the entire Flyer makeup — and the results show in the first place Western Division standings. With a seven-point bulge vet!
Wilson, TSeshaininy On The Road
5 LBCL Games Listed
(ieorge School discovered the feeling of victory this weekend while the area’s three parochial schools found
REMAINS UNBEATEN—Bensalem Township High School’s Lary Scot ton (left) stayed unbeaten on Saturday in the 103-pound class when he pinned Low
er Moreland’s Rich Migliore in 2:15 of the second period. Seotton is 9-0 on the year. See story* on Page 16. (Courier Times Sports Photo by Alex Zidock.)
Hull Has Over 400 Reasons
To McDevitt w |iy Chicago Is Title-Bound
LOWE a SUCKS COUNTY BASKETBALL league *««ton On*
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PHILADELPHIA - Defending Philadelphia Catholic League (Northern Division) Father Judge High School, with
four starters in double figures, stopped vis it in g Archbishop Wood High School of Warminster, 73-54, in a conference mat-
By United Press International over the 400 mark, making him New* York routed Toronto 6-2 chup
only the fourth player to on Jean Ratelle’s three-goals, Judge go two . figure per
Bobby Hull has over 400 good achieve that charmed’ circle. Montreal edged Detroit 4-3 on I formances from 6-6 Mike
reasons for directing the Qor(jje Howe of Detroit leads Gilles Tremblay tip-in, Philadel- Kraweyzk (17), Tim Lehrle (15),
Chicago Black Hawks toward wjth QVer m carecr ]s phia topped Pittsburgh 3-1 and Rick Maerton (14) and Denny their second straight National registered No 400 in the little Charlie Hodges posted a Fenton (ll), to cut down Wow!
Hockey League title, second period when a 35-foot shutout in Oakland's 6-0 victory for the fifth time m six Catholic
Hill. the golden bomber of wrjSt shot misfired from the over Los Angeles. Ll^'‘e..t''sit' . , ,. ....
_ . , , the NHL. dropped another usua»y potent rocket drive lo a Stan Mlkita's power play goal . Jn Se the Jome s h eh
and five free throws in a foul-payload Sunday night as he dribbler that eluded Bruins' ai 7:1.1 of the final period was ‘ ° J'^rim tVmnlev uh,,
marred contest which saw the.scored twice in a 4-2 win over.goalie Gerry Cheerers. Hull lhe Chicago clincher The fast-1for
officials whistle down 59 person the Boston Bruins that pushed snored his 31st coal of the cir a. inn fWh Hr.iipH homp in lsr,lw. ■ ,
als on the two quintets. Sullivan Chicago’s Eastern Division lead notched 17 points in the second to three points, period, mostly from just outside «oa]s ajs0 rajsed Bobbv
the foul line. |---
Ed Schwaeenland (15) and Billy Haas (12) were double-figure scorers for the winners while Denny Stock and John Ort las paced the Eagles, now 2 3 in the conference, with 12 markers apiece. Guard Joe Mc Grath added IO points.
In the junior varsity test, Biship Egan scored a 45-44 victory over the McDevitt yearlings.
thrmsebrs on lhe losing end of the basketball court.
The Cougars, showing no ill effects of a 23day layoff, trampled Girard College. 55-31, while in the Northern Division of the Philadelphia Catholic League. Bishop Egan wax outrun by a quick Bishop McDevitt five, 79-63, and Archbishop Wood was stunned by Father Judge, 73-54.
In a Suburban Catholic
Cheevers was yanked sixth Boston skater.
Devon I’re/) Rally Jolts Holy Ghost
give the Hawks a 3-2 lead The [jp|d |s a[)d g r|pt o( victory advanced Chicago throws
record of only one loss in the Teammate Hick Kedick eon-LasL I? Sanies and elevated the tnbulC(j 13 markers to the Vik-high-flying Hawks from ®i jpgs’ cause, but it was a case of season into an open net when pot enough firepower in the Doug Mohns scored the other second half as the Crusaders Hawk goal. John McKenzie and j outscored Wood, 42-26, over the Eddie Shack tallied for Boston.j fjnaj jr minutes.
Rantelle recorded the second fastest “hat trick” in Ranger
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0 0 0 Sullivan 5 2 12 Kelly
0 8 8 Schw'niand 3 3 8 Dorsan
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10 2 Hendel 15 71 Roy e OOO Rradv
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Chris Donohue canned a field!once before the Firebirds'
goal and teammate Maurice Frank Weiss hit a field goal scored a span of four
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“T lf E MAGICIAN”—Bruce Rembert, a 5-10 senior, handles the hall with lightning-f si hands for the Rams, Rembert (IO) takes a resi during a foul shot on Friday night j«ea nst Pennsbury. (Courier Times Sports Photo )
League (est, Devon Prep edged Holy Ghost Prep in the final minute, HO- 9.
(Inly Tim Dempsey of Vrt h-hishop Wood and freshman Charlie Mitchell could craek the 26-point circle notching 22 and 20 respectively.
Tomorrow evening, five Lower Bucks County Basketball League games highlight the schedule.
Woodrow Wilson and Nesha-miny High Schools, two ot the three teams involved in the Section One crowd at the top, lind away games lac ing them. The Rams. 4-1. ravel to Lower Moreland while the ’Skins ire rn itched with New Hope-Sole bury.
In rn her league affairs, Jenkintown treks to Bensalem, Council Rock, always upset-minded, meets Bristol and William Tennent is welcomed by Morrisville which won its first game of the season Fri- i dav evening over Lower Moreland.
In an independent battle, Pennsbury, the “other” first-place quintet, crosses the river to tackle Ewing Township I N.J. I. Wednesday afternoon, (•corge School faces Perk lumen School.
Friday evening’s card lists nine games: Bensalem travels to Neshaminy, Bristol visits Lower Moreland, Pennsbury laces Council Rock, New Hope-Sole bury motors to Jenkintown and Wilson welcomes
|Kasv OO Win For Si. (Jiarlrs
With Joe Conley (19) and Paul Roseman i18i setting the pace, i St. Charles almost scored enough points in the first period to take the game as it easily beat Our Lady of Grace, 66-20, in a liower Bucks County CYD Basketball league contest Saturday at the loser’s gym.
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William Tennent, all in LBCL cng ig mcnts.
In the Philadelphia Ca'hnlic League, defending champion North Catholic is matched with Bishop Egan. Archbishop Wood hosts its alumni while Holy Ghost Prep is at Princeton St. Joseph’s and Morrisville travels to Lansdale Catholic, all in non-league meetings.
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1 yesterday. It was the fourth collected ll markers in the third hach an ! . o ‘oo straight loss for the host quintet, quarter and then at the outset of trouncing of Toronto with Areh.Wood JV <w f
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2 hue connected on a floor at- erty managed three straight G!‘ver an^ Dave Leon coun-tempt to put Devon ahead, 58-57.! two-pointers to put Devon in tered for the Ua!>
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Jeff Lyons and Dougherty followed Donohue in the scoring PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The'Professional Soccer League.” column with 10 points each.
Philadelphia Spartans’ soccer said Aiken*, explaining he has- Holy Ghost Prep s junior var- eastern cellar team, socked into submission by until Jan. 15 to post the bond.; siiy squad dropped Devon, 53-47. ,,,
heavy financial burdens, may be He added: behind hd Krvwucki s 20-point ,(
out of business—but they’re not: “I feel if we have the money, out of backers. it will be accepted bv the
A move was launched Sunday leag'ne.” sa:,re’ Wnon
to keep a professional soccer ported that $2o,000 alreadv ha. ^
franchise in Philadelphia, even been pledged. though the Spartans were kav-j John Rooney, Spartans presi- “*j[ oed due to a half-million dollar dent, who said he was not di- Sack
loss during the first year of op- redly involved in the campaign, |Tota|# j*~T*o t<**i»
eration in the National Profes- said he favored the plan. o*VOn pr«P
sional Soccer League. “i’ll probably be the first guy Ppe»P*r», kubop*
; with 25 points, five more than seasons. Fleming's tally came ’Ww)d J°v •21 T<rt,u Firebird freshman Charlie Mil-1 just 30 seconds after the game p*»Mr jud«* jv chell. Weiss ended with 18 points started.
and Jim Bee notched ll points. | Montreal remained tied with Snorts ( ol Hill ll i*l
New York as the two clubs J
moved into a fourth place lim Klll'llS I )i(‘S
deadlock, one point behind *
Toronto. Detroit dropped to the MIAMI (UPI)—Sports columnist Jimmy Burns, long a
scored the c’banipion of the cause of south
three ' goal "hat ' trick” in sports fans, died early
Oakland's upset of Los Angeles, i Sunday at age 6o
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IO 5 25 Ig » IP
5 0 IO Wets* 8 2 18
3 2 8 Bee 4 3 ll
000 Mitchell 6 8 20
1 0 2 McKenna 022
5 0 IO Sharp I 0 2
2 I 5 Krywucki 2 2 6
Mil I j Standings
By United Pre** International East
21 IT 59 Toronto 19 I IT I*—*0 New York 14 19 13 13—59 Montreal
Doctors said Burns, who recently retired as sports editor of the Miami Herald, died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Funeral services will be at ll an in s 49 a.m. Tuesday at Philbrick’s
I? i3 s « Coral Gables Chapel.
i7 i4 7 4i Burns a newspaper man for
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The “save the franchise” plan to buy a season ticket,” he said. was spearheaded by Walt Aik- “I still think that Philadelphia ens, public relations director for has the best town in the country aJ|Jamary the Spartans. Aikens said he had for soccer "
contacted some 45 officials of lo- j Rooney announced earlier that Mhc°ca1S’f;rty cal amateur soccer leagues who a loss of about $500,000 bad I causse have launched a telephone cam- forced the team to fold from the paign to solicit pledges. NPSL. He gave as another ,ea-|
“Our immediate purpose is to son the inability to promote the Tot*i* get $150,000 performance bond recent merger with the United °^voncCer*tpPJrv,p JV into the new North American Soccer Association.
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4 0 8 Everly
7 0 14 Kryw cki Oil. Mourn
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4 19 D’Angelo Murphy Snyder
19 9 47 < Totals
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9 2 20 Pittsburgh
3 2 8 St. Louis .
3 0 8 Oakland
3 0 6 Sunday'* Results
12 4 New York 6 Toronto 2
2 3 7 Montreal 4 Detroit 3
0 2 2 Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh I
Chicago 4 Boston 2
21 ll S3 Oakland 6 laos Angeles 0
8 IS I* 8—47 Only games scheduled IO 12 14 15—53 Today's Gam**
Heteros; Maziocchl, Mahler. No games scheduled
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more than 40 years, was a native of Burns, Miss.
4j He was affiliated with the as Atlanta Georgian as a writer, 34‘sports editor and city editor for 32*; 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 I retirement.
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