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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WI lllHHIDOl HKAID Spotlight Focuses On Eastern Clubs Cup Chase Opens On Four Fronts Tonight ANDY CAPP Iy TM CANAWAN FM3B the real (or the Natioaal Hockey League's top goelteadert as the UTD Stanley Cup playoffs OB (our fronts. Netmbders like Tony Espot- who'collected i record 15 shutouts in regular will firai stopping pucks t little mm difficult with, the opposing forwards trying the P.500 prize money that goes to of the cup-winning and a Walt Tkaauk, were only rookies ia last leaaoa'i playoffs." Fran uid he has eropha- siied that his playen tbould avoid unnecessary penalties. 'That doesn't mean we're not going to he uid. "Ai bog as a guy tikes someone vMh him to the penalty box, that's OK. But il tie other guy gels caught first by the referee, then we'll lay oti." New York Ml wingers DOB Marshall and Vie HadfieM are coming bark off injuries and may yet aee playoff action. Marshall was told by the team doctor Tuesday be will out another 10 days yet nth a injury and Hadfield trill start skatinc lor the tint time today after u anklt in- jury- Boiton defenoeman Kick member Espesito and hb Black Hawk) tesm-mates play hut tonifbt to Detroit Red in one of four best-of- seven quarter-Tola] series. The Bed Wings will tiktry have Roger Croaer ia goal after his sparkling perfomwnct aganst a attack by New York Rangen in the final regu- lar-season game at New York tat Sunday. The Cbicagi game will be IH- evised nationally by (he CBC, begimmg p JB. MSI Tbe other' Urn aeries see Boetoo Bruins against the New York Rangers at Boston ia the East while ibe West has North Stars at Si. Leafs9 Ellis Unhappy TORONTO (CP) The trus- tratioM of playing OB a toons; team caa affect even mi best players, Judging the mood at Roa Ellis. The ipeedy right winger jut finished he bat National Smith, wbo suffered t shoulder injury late in the aeasam, wrted out Tuesday and wfll play. CHEEVEM MAT START Gerry Cneeven win get the call for Boston's starting goalie agaipst New York's Ed Gia- comin. "No, I dsat get Cheeven said in tba Boston dressing: room Tuesday. "I'm und to after all.. Qowling Banter Louis agaent the Blues and Oakbnd Seals takng on fee Penguins in Pittsburgh. Second games will be played at the sane site Thursday night with the clubs twitching home rinks for the third and fourth pans Saturday and Sunday. RANGERS CONFIDENT The Rangers, who last won the Stanley CUD in ]Mt, are con- fident they- "on 'put up a stronger fight than they did to me last three 'years when they dropped 12 of 11 playoff games. Coach and general manage EroDe Francis said his are a better team than they ever were. "We've got guys who weren't irth as during those losses, gays wto aren't affected by the past And we have a Brad Park Hockey League 35 gaab win Toronto Maple Leafs who ended' last in tbe Eastern Drririon wins, M km art 13 ties. Efts, says he doesn't enjoy playing hockcr any more but claims the Leafs' iaixtb- place finish b not the reMSB. "I dkaVl think the teaaV males ullt isMi aiUCniDOV, DC ttld in an interview. "It's fast-that I'm not sore about hockey any- more-I doit enjoy it like I did my first couple of seasons. It's jnst not something I want to spend 15 yean of my life oh." Bat if the last-place finish dktn't depress hbn, the 34 kisses that pot the team in that posi- tioo took tbeir toU. "A goal doesnt really make you feel tba same wbea it Frig Gives Cents Win CALGARY (CP) man Len Frig's goal at of the third period gave Calgary Centennials a 2-1 victory Tues- comes in a EDis sul "If yoo score and be a game or put the team nhfod or. eontributf airy way toward a win, It's com- pletely different" GIVES VJliMAN CREDIT The Leafs1 top goal-scorer gam credit to centre Norm Ull- man for helping him to bis best UTJman himself finished At Capri Bowl, bowla-oi-me-tnoom honors bekBg to 11- year-aid Kiat .participaling. in YBC .actioe, be enjoyed aa mfrtsnriing month by coming op .with Z44 and a sematknal 3d for a dou- ble, following out up with M3 and for an aver- age for the four games of a brilliant 303. -Another young- cter took bmtier-of-tbe-week laurels as 14-year-old Lkrfa MakMtaaa clicked for an av- erage of 951 in me Western Canada high school roDoffi to pace'tbe Letbbridige team to the championship, -she placed second ta tbe goV singles and topped aD Alberta bowl- ers in'the rouoffs. Jhe also starred in Capri league play, rolling TM in Henry Homes and a 743 Young Amilis. :The men's bowler-of- the-week is Oscar Lidwig. bowling to Eagles Lodge with 'an average of 1C, be came op with 333 and 81 for a 725 triple, .mat'.was JM pins over his average and also good eaougb to give him the Eridpjen-award.for the week. JLrw MUls carted home top money of R50 in the bowka-priw final, raffing an 863 triple, of a television set wKb .other prhe'.wSmers Inchried Roc Sends, Bob Hanson, Bin Hamilton, Bea Salmon; Jerry Larson, Comic Scott and Auao Bettger. .top acores were Ron 361 and Lew Hffli wttfa 333 and KM PBJNDLE day nght over rAruWmi oil Kings in the first game of a Western Canada Hockey League beat of ome Wtttern Division final. ..Frig's. WIH sumed when FJdmnoBoo was two men short. Aiteadancc was estimated at person. Rosty Pateoaude scored the other Calgary goal on a break- away ia the first minute of UK last period as.the Centennials pound 20 shots at Ian fai [he Edmonton net. Captain Billy'Mocns scored lor Edmonton early la the sec- ond period wbfle Calgary was two men short. Edmonton took II of 15 pen- alto, mcndiag a cress-cheek- ing major to Doof Kensake and a game mbcondoct to Moores. Calgary scored its win- ning goal when. Kentake and Ted McAaetfey wen' in the penalty box Wube Ed Dyck 17 for Calgary. with only It goals but bad 41 as- most'of.which wtnt.ori goals by Ellis and left winger Paul Henderson who collected "Normie's rfspohsMa for my good year, if you want to caD it Ems nid. "I Paul and I baodicap Norm a Brtle be- we both Bke to take the puck and go with whereas Norm's style has been to toss it around witfa Us wingen.' "We might bare handicapped but he certainly didn't haodKap us." Ralph Gaul posted an outstanding performance In Hepp's Hiied. jn a wanuup game before league play started, he reeled ofl 12 stnight strikes' for a perfect 430. .In bis.first league game be opened the first three frames and then rattled off nine straigbt strikes for 337. Fastball Loop Plans Meeting Tbe Commercial Hen's Fast ban League win be hoHmg a re 01 ginliatjopal meeting mis Ttanday. Any teams interested in )on> bg the league an asked to at tend the meeting which win be held si the Lsbar Ctab and will oiiie I Fly Suzuki Built To Take On The Country HONCHO ON DISPLAY NOW! TS-90 HONCHO BERT MAC'S aCLE LTD. 3rd 5. PSorw 327-3221 300 HCTCttJ M STOCK" ow nun; m. "Strvlng JowWi For 30 Hvribvrt Mac's Cyek AUCTION SALE .HvTwWt AvdlM HAvrt JUaliiilkai Ukm Tbe big goeaers in league play lor tbe week for the rcen were Bill Kelly 130, Frank Waugh triple, John Erickson SO., Stan McDonald MI and m. Abe Enre 344, John Rempel Hepfler and 111, Gary Tunbridge 323 end 825, 3M and M6, Jock Hulgrew 316 and M3, Oscar Ludwig SB, George Matcbett ill, Henry Eechlhoid 129 triple, Henry Brown US, Nsnt S3 and B9J, Krtlini 830 tripk and Ken Kurtz S3S and 804. .Topping tbe gals wen IsabeDe Bergmaa M and HE, Nina SaDinger 301, Jean Passey S32 and 775, Anne Todd SOB, Joan Moore S2S, Agnes Pocn 341, Linda Malcomson 307, Uasa 302 sad Pat Ptomp 291. AT Glendale Bowl, the spoUigbl as bowter-of-the-month shines on Bes who is enjoying her finest year on leuuid. jbe has tuned in some gnat performances: throughout the winter with her efforts In March reaching tbe Jbe clicked for a musing 301, at and 311 in CHEC for an IE triple, .this gave her bigb three and high for the year as weU as coo- aolidated her lead as the .wo- man with the best average of S3. .this average, inciden- tally, is the best for a woman h airy of Glendale's leagues .Youth moved to the fore- frool in the race for bowler- of-Ute-week honors u Briaa ABterwa. a YBC trundler, cams up with a sparkling 263, 316 and for an 130 in Park Plaia. jt gave rim 230 pins over his MO average. Bowler -.of me week for the gab was Diane Perter- Mar. .bowling in Higi's Wo rcen's League, she hit. pin for gama of 352, a big 331. and 1U for so triple, .the was 254 ptm mr bar average o( 193 which also gave her the Erictoeo award for the week. .By the way, another feather hi Bea Salmon's buouel wai ber peifvuujtuue in the- .Western Canada roBoffs in Vancouvw. jbe cut for a S9I single, tbe second highest score among the fatrwi roUed la the entire toornament former bowter-oMte-ntontb, Xea Klag, continues to hit me high spots, .he was good for a 386 single and big Rl triple in Commercial Men's. There were other top efforts during the w.eek in kagus actioa H Yarckak raOed and Ml sad H. C, Brown 324 and Ml, :Dpug Young had 1 BO and Ut, CorrUo Sanloni 322, Fret Mtgis 363, Waym Srraiand Clarence Treme! 314, Brian Anderson 311 and KID, Fen Tunbridge 312, Al Taylor 313 aad tX, Erickssn MM sad Jos Dimmk 337. the wty.enong tbe pb were DUme Pedenen 331 aad 133, Barb Wobtoncroft 321, WBSaxii J1S, Mary Bogosky 301, Mysyk 335, Benaot Ptvaa 113, Mug BesseUng 303, Vara Allaop 314, Carol Hancock 39 aad Elaine Brown M. Leaders ta YBC bantam actioa were Tim Troman IM, Brian Robinson 195, Cindy Duval Barbara Toth 172. Tops ID junkMenfcr tectjoa wen Rod Banett 231 and a 'But mines different ia tbs regular aesssn. Now t'l gotta be per hockey, 24 hours1 a day. Know, what' I mean? Yon haw ta concentrate Bruins -coach Harry Sndefi praised bb goalie, ai one of tbe top competitors on the teaja. "He's the kind of guy you can count to nubt the big saves (hat turn games around. Hell let the softie m but he gets the big Cbeevers has veteran Ed Jobaston backing him up while Terry Sawcbuk, fourtima Vt- Tnphy winner, wiB ba ready, (tea in if Gl aeedt help.. Al Chicago, Gerry Deajardtav, obtained late m the fessom a trade nili Los Aigeka will be tbe Hawks bndna) goalie. The Red Wings have Roy Edwards WDD played some of his best games tfab season Crazier was out with an injury. Minnesota could provide tough competition for the Baxs with T eta an Gump Tforslry m the nets. The Gumper plenty of pbyoff eipeiitnte in me last five cup series with Montreal Canadiens, out of the playoffs for the first time in 22 years. With Worsley is Cesare Maci- ago whose flip-flop style makes him one of tbe more spectacu- lar-looking goalies hi the league. BLUES HAVE 4 GOALIES Coach Scotty Bowman at the Bhies has three goalies from whom to Planle, Glenn Hall end Ernie Wakely. Pirate is another vet- eran of the playoffs with Mont- real while Hall saw plenty of the same action with Chicago and was with that team when they last won the Stanley Cup In 1061. Tbe NuiUr Stan announced Monday that their fourth game against tbe Blues will start at p.m. MST Sorjday at Min- neapolis to avoid conflict with a Minnesota Twins baseball game earlier in the afternoon. Pittsburgh and Oakland art the only clubs whose first-string goalies have teen little or no major-league playoff action. In the Penguins nets is Al Smith who has never been hi a Stanley Cup game. Backup man Lea Binkley also lacks playoff experience. This is tbe first sea- son the who finished year, have been in tbe playoffs. Oakland's Gary Sraifh sew ac- tion in seven playoff games last year. Smith'] backup Charlie Hodge, fc abo a former Montreal competitor and played ARESERAFRAlb ARC> WORK? Says David Molson Some Changes For Habs ference. It was carried out despite the (art last season's East Division and Stanley Cup champions find themselves out of tbe post-sea- son run for the money for the first time m ZZ years. Canadiens were elimi- nated from the race, ending up in fifth place'last Sondar night through a combination of New York Rangers S-5 win .over De- troit Red Wing: and a 10-2 Ion by Montreal to Chicago Black Hawka. '.Tin Just sorry we couldn'l make the season longer for Molson said. "But we were beaten by a better club Ttey (Chicago) deserved to win." Chicago bad abo trimmed tbe Montrealers 4-1 ID the next-to- last aessoacime Sat or d a BgbL Molson said that perbsp- something is wrong.with me NHL'a system of going to goals-scored to'decide the order of QniBh wheav two dubs end op with tba "Bat that Is somethmg for the be said, Doting that the leagoc governors will likely con sUer a new method at th in 16 Stcnley'Cup games with I league's Jone the I Uoison said men wffl be MONTREAL (CP) "Ttk Is i some changes, but "Pm not pre- nol a post mortem nor a crying-------J sesskxi." These were the opening re- marks Tuesday by David Uol- son, president of Montreal Cao- adiens, as the National Hockey League cub held to a month-old of a aewi coo- ared to tak General manager. Sam Pol- ck refused to pbwe Ibe ecus Detroit tor Canadims' failure i make the playoffa. He said that a seait ief ore the' final whistle blew en regular season, Montreal as ociy a whisker amy from second place. Rspemlry hard-Mt by the ub's fakure to reach a playoff berth is team captam Jean Ben- Ian Gray Re-Elected Ian Gray win ooce agam serve as the pitsident of the ioutheni Albertu Socm Foot- Association, Gray was rejected president at the annual meeting of me association which was besl Sun- day, April S. John Pietramala of Leth- veau. He has never missed tbe Stanley Cup grind ta his 17 seasons. B e H v e a u remained. Hgta> Gpped sbout nur.ors he's ready to retire. "Everything has happened tos quickly for me to discuss the fa- he said. "I have lo talk ings over with the manage- ment to see what the plans an r the team." Belrreaii had a slow start tbu past season. Then when he began shmring semblance of bis old form, an ankle injury sent him to the sidelines for 13 games. He wound up with only 19 goals and 0 poor' season by teliveau t h t club suffered from lack of lead- ership. Ore factor In tbe dembe at the Canadiens dynasty this sca- the failure of the team weaker West Division jrioge aod Gerhard Bobbel o Medicine Hat were elected as me .wbue Frank Miles of was re-elected 1111 ntiij (iiamnii Five teams wil parUdpate la the leagua tba season wffli the Letfabnogc, Leth- bridse Boyah, Tabar Cnlted, Eledume Rat Trotans and Medkias Hat fy-ir" the teami making ia? the league. The regular schedule, wfll likely get uuhrirey near tiie middle of May. against earns. A dozen decisions were oat ia the final four mmuta of Against West'Division clubs the Canadiens lost eight and tied aeven games, worst tam- ing next to last-place Toronto Maple Leafs. Coach Claude Ruel said It had been "a very frustrating seas and I'm very disappointed." JACK'S PLUMBING SERVES IETHBR1DGI for Phent JACK FULUR 328-2515 WHEEL ALIGNMENT wmhnvni nrt irrilofe ond mrt WsT jftttttU WPnCtfTWfl Wl'l kthtf nwil mtdiin equip- Cwiwr 3rd one! 8fh M, S. OHN DAtT I AJk TO PJk Phom 327-8543 ;