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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE U1KBRIOGE HEWIO April 4, Paces Oakland Win Bruins Should Eliminate Jinx lly THE CANADIAN FKESS If the meed cf Toronto Maple Leafs players is any thing like that of their coach, Boston Bruins tonight should have an easy lime eiirai Dating their 412- year-old Toronto jinx.________ The Bruins haven't won a Na- tional Hockey League regular season game at Slaple Ifst Gardens since Nov. But with their hopes for the East Di- vision title depending on a sweep of their home- and-home scries with the Leafs, the Bruins aren't likely to let old records dampen their de- sire. And judging from coach Johnny McLellan's mood, the Leafs will be hard-pressed to slop the Boston squad, either to- night or Sunday in Boston. ANDY CAPP Deciding Guine Sunday Calgary Ties Series SASKATOON (CP) Cal-l gary Centennials held oif a de- termined bid by Saskatoon Blades for a 6-! Western Cana- dian Hockey league play off viclorj" before a crowd of The best of seven Western Division semi final series now is lied at three games each. Seventh game will be Sunday at Calgary. The Centennials led 3-1 after the first period and 5-1 after the second. Eon Homeniuk led the Calgary attack with two goals. Brian Walker, Allen Ry- croft, Rusty Palenaude. and Howie Heggedal scored the olh- er goals. Frcy, Baity Cummins. Jim Nichols and Laurie Yaw- orski scored for the Blades. Ed Dyck was a stand out in the Calgary net, making 45 saves. Neil MacKevin stopped 31 shot1; for Saskatoon. Referee Wayne Kartusch handed out 19 penalties, all mi- nors, 10 to Calgary. Meanwhile, the Flin Flon ombers crushed Win n i p e f els 7-3 in the opening game of sir best cf nine Eastern )ivision final series. fouiro Edged Playoff Mexico Ceiitre Signs Big Pact LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Sam Laccy, a six-foot-19-inc' centre who starred' for thre years at New Mexico State, Fri day signed a five-year contrac worth a reported wit Cincinnati Royals of the Na tional Basketball Association. Cincinnati officials declined I disclose the terms of Ihe con tract or tho amount, but i source close lo Laccy quoted the figure. Make a smart move M K TO- i p and'! la nofcl ie- ft IK v rtaloi fill ijon !jv SHA'.VIKICAN, Quc. (CP) Doug Wyatt of Saskatoon kipped his Saskatchewan rink o an 8-7 extra-end victory over Ron Munro of Red Deer, Alia., n a' playoff round to win the na- ional firefighters curling cham- lionship. The Saskatchewan and Al- jerta representatives had ended lie regulation nine-round coni- Ktilion Thursday lied wilh dentical iscords of seven wins The clubs meet for the sec- ond game tonight in Flin Flon. Seven players split the scor- ing for the Bombers with Keg Leach and Chuck Arnasson gelling the only two goals ol Ihe first period to give Flin Flon a 2-0 lead. Gene Carr, John Morrison and Elaine Sloughton scored in Ihe second period with Wayne Hawrysh and John Stewart net- ting the only I wo goals of the final frame; All t h r e e Winnipeg goals were scored in the second per- iod off the sticks of Jim Har- grcaves, Brian Cadle and Hen- ry Boucba. Jets outshot the Bombers 56- 49 and look 11 of 20 penalties including the only misconduct of the game handed out by ref- eree Gordon Hogue of Edmon- ton. Each club took a fighting major. After supervising the Leafs' st season practice Friday, icLellan admitted he had taken 11 an impossible task trying to ake a contender of Ihe team jal will finish last, some 20 or nore points out of the playoffs. "There's no way to win with ils team, not even with God as said McLellan. 0 SURE T1HXCJ But even wilh victories in oth weekend games, the Bruins re not guaranteed of finishing rsl, any more than Oakland jeals are sure of gaining a play- >ff berth in the West. The Seals scored a 4-1 victory ver last-place Los Angeles Kings to break out of a tie with iinnesota North Stars and into nother lie with Philadelphia Flyers. The North Stars, with a game tonight at .Philadelphia and another Sunday at Pitts- lurgh against the Penguins, could slill pull ahead of both the Fivers and Seals who each have mlv one game remaining. But Ihe Seals would have to ose their last, game tonight al Angeles, the Flyers and North Stars would have to tie their game and Minnesota vould have lo win al Pillsbureh :o eliminale Oakland from the ilavoff pic lure. The second-place Penguins sit the first-place Louis Blues tonight in the other re- maining West Division action. The Bruins' hopes for the East title also rest on a loss or lie by Chicago Black Hawks who wind up with a home-and- hame series againsl Montreal Canadiens, starting tonight in Montreal. The Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings also are within range of (he top spol. TIE FOR FIRST The Hawks are tied wilh Bruins at 95 points, followed by Delroit at 93, Montreal at 92 and New York Rangers at 90. Detroit and New York face off in the other home-and-home se- ries starling tonight in Delroit. The light East race contains TAGGED OUT-Baltimore Orioles outfielder Don Buford attempted to steal second base but was tagged out by Montreal Expos second baseman Gary Sutherland in ex- Ttco Gtimes Kick Off Proceedings hibition baseball action Friday. Expos edged'the Orioles 3-2. Baseball Season Opens Monday 125 different possibilities for the final standings after Sunday's games, according to a computer study made by the NHL New York office. The only constant in all 125 possible endings is that Toronto will be lasl, the computer reported. A crowd of fans at Oak- land Friday saw Earl Ingarfield score for the Seals with single goals by Gary Jarrell and Bob ffillabough. The Seals peppered Kings goalie Dennis DcJordy wilh 39 shots while Gary Smith made 27 saves for Oakland, allowing Bill Flett the only Los Angeles goal. It was the 52nd loss of the season for Ihe Kings, breaking Ihieago's losing record of 51 set n the 1953-54 season. AKLAND 4 LOS ANGELES 1 First period No scoring. Penalties Marshall MBrotle Hardy Cahari Second Perixf 1. Oakland, Inoar- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A While House relief pitcher will launch baseball's 101st sea- son Monday at Washington while Canada's young major league entry helps ring in the last Crosley'Field opnner at Cin- cinnati, where it all began. Neither President Nixon no! Viee-President Agnew will be on hand for the Washington inaugu- ral, which pits Delrpit Tigers, wilhout Denny McLain, against Ted Williams' ambitious Sena tors. Mickey Lolich is set to pitch for the Tigers in the absence of McLain, under suspension until July 1 for his 1967 gambling ac- tivities. Dick Bosman wiU be the Washington starter. David Eisenhower, Nixon's son-in-law and grandson of the former president, is a candidate lo handle the traditional first- Ray Marly-milk stepped 53 shots in the Flin Flon net while Hike Schneider turned aside 42 for SO (Hkke] Penalties Marshall and two losses. Alberta rinks had won the The sign of better leasing 3rd ROY A. MclNTOSH tease Manager "KING'S CORNER" Ave. at 11 IS St. Phone 327-1566 FRED KING LEASING LTD. fille the previous three years. Munro led the playoff round after seven ends of the 10-endcr. On the eighth Wyatt counted three to tie the match. Both rinks added one each in the minth and 10th ends before Sas- katoon gained Ihe extra-end vic- tory. The playoff became necessary when Saskalchewan downed Prince Edward Island's Gordon Stewait of Charlottetown 7-5, while Munro gained a 7-2 vic- tory from the host Quebec rink, skipped by Andre Jourdain of Shawinigan. In the closest contest of the ninth round, British Columbia's Ed Bekekta of South Burnaby piloted his rink (o a 10-9 victory over the Northern Ontario four- some skipped by John Kowa- lenko of Thunder bay. That con- test was decided alter two extra ends and left both rinks wilh 6-3 records. Ontario, represented by Har- Imivik Women Take Gold Medal 1NUVIK, N.W.T. (CP) Inu vik women skiers won a gok medal Thursday as Ihe relay team of Shirley Firth, Sharon Firth and Roscanne Allen bea an American team hi the ope women's relay in the Top of th World cross-country ski champ onships meet which ends Sun day. The Inuvik threesome ou skied the American team o Martha Rockwell, Mary Atin and Mafcia Skaro lo win by 3.5 minutes in a total time ol one hour 52.76 minutes. The Canadian girls' team was third of eight teams, Fastest lap time went lo Tove Engebrclsen of Norway, who covered the 8.5 kilometre course in 34.58 minutes. In the open men's Switzerland picked up its second gold medal, covering the relay dist- Thlrd period 2. Oakland, Jarrelt 2 (Eh.-nan, Laushton) 3. Oak- and, InoarKeld 11 [Hamoson, Rob- rls) a. OaJt'a-.d, Dillatough 5 Reterls, Smllh) 6. Lns Angeles. 1J [Out! Pen- nies ShaLk marshal! Lemieux en goaf by Los Anaeles 7 II oaVland........... IS 12 Attendance Flett ball assignment, Al C i n c i n n a 11, where the Reds' forerunners began play- ing professionally in. 1869, Jim Merrill will be on the mound for the home club against Joe Spsrrna and the Montreal F.spos in the other traditional opening day game. The Beds are sched- uled lo shift from ancient Cros- Icy Field lo a new stadium in els to Los Angeles to play the Dodgers in National League ac- tion. The Orioles have been tabbed solid 94o-5 favorites by Las Vegas bookmakers to repeat in their league pennant victory and St. Louis is the 7-2 choice in the National League, followed by the Mets and San Francisco, at 9-2. While President Nixon has put hi a bullpen call for the Wash- ington opener, Baltimore's Dave McNally, Boston's Gary Peter; nd Los Angeles' Claude Osteei appeared geared for dislar-ce as their cliib's opening day pitch ers. WARMUPS FINISHED McXally, and were the standouts among half a dozen hurters who worked Friday ex hibition games in final tuneup for Tuesday starting assign rnents. The Orioles bowed to Mon treal 3-2 al Arlington, Tex., de- -y over the Angels at Los An- les.' Elsewhere, Chicago Cubs oul- xked the White Sox 13-12 in a 3-hit donnybrook punctuated Ih thi'ee grand slam homers the Cubs' J. C. Martin and ne Sox's B'iddy Bradford and O'Brien. St. Louis trimmed dilie Stanky's University of outh Alabama team with ie help of 13 walks and At- vcy Acton of Uxbridgc, and Manitoba's Ernie Kovacs of Winnipeg, finished wilh 5-4 marks, followed by Dave Beck of Luncnburg, N.S., al 4-5. ance in one hour 26.25 minules, ahead of the Northwest Territo- ries and Eskimo team. A Canadian national senior men's team was third. Tliis Shot Was Costly DETROIT (AP) A De- troit golfer who did not yell when he teed oif from the lath hole has been ordered to pay in damages to another golfer who was struck behind Ihe left ear. Leon Heller, 56, hooked his lee shot lo the left in Au- and struck Jo- seph Slack, who now lives in California. Heller told a Wayne County Circuil Court jury that he didn't yell before making the shot bc- cause h3 is a consistent sliccr, sending his drives off to the right. He said Stack- was down range 120 yards and to the left. Stack sued for in damages, claiming that tho injury left him short-tem- pered and prevents him from holding his old job as a salesman. lime lo play host h tlie all-star game. 'uly 14 The spotlight shifts -Tuesday fo Milwaukee, new home of the ill-fated Seattle Pilots, which ert- lerlains California Angels in its opener while all other clubs ex- cept St. Louis also sv.ing into action. The Cardinals play their first game Wednesday at Mon- treal. BIG DAY FOR BREWF-RS Milwaukee, wilhout its own franchise since the Braves de- fected to Atlanta five years ago plans a gala sendoff for the re named Brewers, despite a lice tic race against the clock to spite McNally's three-hit, se1 en-inning stint. The Red Sox ra lied for three ninth-inning run to top Cincinnati 3-1 at Tampa Fla., as Peters yielded just tw hits and stretched his scoreles siring to 31 2-3 innings bcfor being nicked for an iinearnei run in the eighth. Osteen, who worked six nings, and Jim Brewer com >ined to limit California lo three singles in the first eight inning eading the Dodgers to a 7-2 vi Esposito Brothers Are Named prepare for the opener. "We have four months o lanla, keyed by Hank Aaron's tiomer, spilled Oakland 4-2. Doug Bader drove in four runs with a double and homer as Houston downed the Yankees 9-5, San Francisco edged Mil-1, waukee 60 on Ha] Lanier's eighth inning infield hit, Pitts- burgh blanked Columbus of the International League 5-0' and Cleveland bowed to.Wichita of the American Association 7-5. ELRICH TIRE ITD. SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Eait Division isslon Cetrcll Hew Yofk Tcrwilo I. Louis 'iHstxjrori Oakland Philadelphia Minnesota Los Anselei NHL LEADERS Orr, BM Bos Mikila, ctil Goyetie, StL. Tfcactuk, NY Berenson, SIL Parise, Minn Rafelle, N.Y. Oe't WESTERN L T f A Ph n 22 9 334 It? SS 1! MS 188 n 38 n u ?4i IB? n 3' 11 IS 235 178 n 29 32 13JIJ235 71 Weit DWstan M 27 12 m v 56 3fi 12 1E3 130 M 22 37 14 1M 23? M 17 34 24 197 224 51 17 35 n 211 K 13 JJ 10 154 28? M G A PtI Pim 32 8S 117125 J2 H K M M 49 78 13 77 76 3! 33 39 72 38 23 71 7: 32 73 1 11 28 H work to do in four Mar vin Milkes, the American League club's general manager said Friday, In Tuesday's other American games, Baltimore Ori- oles visit Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins play the White Sox at Chicago, Boston Red Sox meet Lbe Yankees in New York, Oakland Athletics take on the Itoyals in Kansas City and De- ATTENTION .GOLFERS! NOW OPEN a.m. Jo p.m. (EXTENDED HOURS LATER) BRIDGE VALLEY PAR 3 GOLF COURSE AND DRIVING RANGE LOCATED AT THE RIVERBOTTOM troit U at Washington. The world champion New York Mels visit Pittsburgh Pir- ates, Atlanta Braves meet the Padres in San Diego, Chicago Cubs are at P h i 1 a d e 1 p h i a againsl the Phillies, Houslon As- tros take on the Giants in San Green's Trial Ou Tap Tuesday OTTAWA (CP) Defence- man Ted Green of Boston Bruins will sland trial next Tuesday on a f.hargo of com- mon assault arising from an ex- ihibition National Hockey League game played hero last September. I The charge arises from a stick-duel between Green and Wayne Maki of St. Louis Blues. The incident put Green on the sidelines for all of the 1363-70 NHL season. -A charge of assault causing bodily harm against Maki was dismissed lasl month by Judge Edward Carter who found that Maki acted in self-defence in using his stick against Green. MONTREAL (CP) Goalie Tony Esposifo of Chicago Black Hawks and his brother Phil, the high-scoring centre wilh Boston Bruins, have been named to Ihe Hockey News' National Hockey League all-star team. The goaltending shutout art 1st, wilh 15 this season; also was chosen Rookie of the Year in the 23rd annual poll of fans con- ducted by the weekly public a lion. Bobby Orr, Boston's rtcorr breaking defenceman, made the all-slar team and was chosen mosl valuable player. The olhc rearguard picked was Bra< Park of New York Rangers. Veteran right winger Gordie Howe of Detroit Red Wings, who celebrates his 42nd birth- day today, joins Boston's Espos- ito and Chicago Black Hawks' Vancouver crllaid an Diego ealtle 'hoenix Jenver all Lake Oily OCKEY RESULTS Natlnul cs A-.5rts 1 Oakland 4 Amerkan Luffa'o 3 Baltj'rore 5 jebec 1 Clevelanxl 3 3 Montreal I air LBke 1 Phoenix X J7 U B 111 715 1D2 n n i 31? w 33 28 10 2S1 73? 7 28 35 B JM 34 33 13 25? ?3 77 11 3X4 383 5 15 43 142A3M Ctnlrjl jlsa 0 4 Iowa wins best-oT-sevw cit Worfh 0 3 Omaha wlr.i best-cl-seven Intern 3 Muskegon 7 Daflcn Uads jeml-liral Newloureiind Senior lander 3 SI. John's 7 a SI. Jshn's wins Ihal 4-3 Allan Cup irlilia 6 Sau'.l Sle- Worie 3 First game cl best-of-seven fiuarler- MemorTal Cvf Ptxl Alfred S Quebec 11 First ol Eastern quarler- Inal Charloitefo-jvn 5 Hi-11 3 C ha r lea ds best-rf-sevtn iaslarn auarler-final 3-1 Western Juniar Calgary d Sastafoon t Bjit-cf-sevan qjarlcr-final lied 3-3 3 Flin Ffsn 7 Firil of tesl-cf-nlre semT-flnal Onlario JimTor B Sfratfcrd 5 SfrathTorrJ leads besl-cf seven seml- ii-.al 2-1 BASEBALL RESULTS Wichila 1AA) 7 Cleveland 3 St. Louis 9 U. of 5. 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