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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, APRIL In This Corner... By HARRY PAINTING (Sports Editor) Calgary Lucky To Tie Trail 4-4 Bairns Scores, 25 To Co The tiro teams picked as pre- season favorites to tangle in the Allan Cup final are finding the playoff trail a hard row to hoe. Montreal the east's super team, fuids itself on the of elimination in the eastern Cana- dian finals, with Hamilton Tigers and wonder goalie An Chiles lead- ing the squad two to nothing. Satardar night's connncing 3-1 triumph" by the Tigers was a real surprise, coming: after ihe Hamil- tomans had eked out a 4-3 wia in the firs; the odds svung heavily ln favor of Hamilton as the third, game of the best of five series is scheduled for tonight in Kamdson. In Calgarv tonight, the Stamped- ers and The underrated Trail Smoke Eaters clash, in the third game of iheir best-of-seven western fmal, Kith neither team able to boast a iictory jet. Trail held she Stamps 1-1 m the first game and Saturday night, Calgary was forced to rally trcm behind a 3-1 deficit to knot the count at 4-4 just 25 seconds from full time, and luckily emerge a split inline points. After tonight's game, the teams move to Edmonton to complete the series. A victory tonight for either seam may prove the turning point In the series, for the alfair will be decided on the point system. The firs; team to record eight points trill take the title. They have two each now as the result of the two fie games. A boxing- yarn: Harry Wills, the eld Negro puncher who "was refused crack at the heax-ywe'ghc cham- pionshiD by Jack Dempsey in 1926 to meet Tunney Instead and losing the title in the a prosperous apartment; house operator in Upper Harlem, Rew York. Harrv Is 57 and still athletic looking, 240 pounds on a Sx-foQt-two-uicb. frame. Recently Jack Cuddy, New York snorts writ- er for the Windsor Star, interviewed fiarrv, comoaring the 1926 incident frith "the recent case of Tami Mauri- ello and Joe Walcott. Tami re- fused to fight the negro, and a gate went UD in smoke. "Z Mauriello had been scheduled, to fight Joe Baksi, but the latter turn- ed up with an injured elbow and "fTalcott, thrust into the limelight, kayoing Jimmy Br.ins, was of- fered "as a substitute. This Jersey Joe Walcott, 32 and the father of six children, is on a comeback that etarted. 17 months ago and he has ibeatea a lot of hoc heavyweights since, ilaunello flatly rejected Walcott and the. fight, fell through. Cuddy remarked thai Walcott must have been as sore about the incident as Wills about DempseVs refusal to fight him in Wills -was 37 at the time and had been in the rinjr 20 years then. Harry crawled: "Ah'd use the troni disappointed Instead of soah. Ah wuz a very disappointed man in those days, o' coanse. Natch'lly Ah wuz nioah disappointed than Walcotc be. because Dempsey fcad the champeenship and because Ah'd been up aroun' the top foah eorne time." When it was pointed out that Walcotb is 32. and the question ask- ed, was 2. fignter pracucally washed up at that age. Wills chuckled and recalled he was 46 when he retired in 1935, saving "Whv, Ah wuz jus; a kid at 32. Ah wuz 37 when Ah cfeallengin' Dempsey. Coahse. Ah wuz a very clean liver. The f.ay a man treats ms body makes a locia difference, j'all knows. CALGABY, Cairns scored with but 23 feeconds remaining in the third period to give Calgary Stam- a 4-4 overtime- draw with Trail Smoke Eaters Sat- urdar night and leave the teams tied after playing two James of the best-of-seven final for the extern Canada senior hockey championship and the right to qualify for the Allan Cup fin- als. The teams battled to 2 1-1 draw in the first game Jit Trail Wednesday night. A paying crois-d of 5.239 fans jam- med the arena so see Trail unex- Deciedlv match Calgary's speed on the larger ice surface. Cainis snarked Calgary witn wo goals whife Bob Brovraridge -with one and one. Dune Grant wtn a goal and an assist and Fisher, Wider and Hunter ivi'h assists, ac- counted for the rest of the Calgary points. Don ilenzies, with a goal and aa assist, Cronie, Gardiner and Kti-oag with goals and Buckna and Kwasney with assists, figured in the scoring for TraiL XJpset Applecarts Expected to be at a disadvantage plavmg on the larger Calgar. ice surface. Trail upset the betting applecarts by matching Calgary's speed and seemed right at home on the big rink. Duke Scodellaro and Kuss Dertell were again stars as the two netminders turned in bril- liant performances with Scodel- laro holding the edge over the Calgary custodian. Early m the first penod playing coach of Smoke Eaters. Jinamy Mor- ris, was forced to leave the game after he -was hit very hard by Art Michaluk at centre ice. The checi: was the hardest seen in Calgary for a long time and put Morns on the sidelines for the balance of the game. Pete Slobodian. Calgary defence- man, -a ho injured his ankle in the first game as Trail, was missed but Johnny Mclntyre ailed in very well for the rugged bouncer. Smoke Eaters held the edge In play for the first two periods buij in the third and inostly throughout the overtime session ic was Calgary all the wav. ScodeUaro held count- less Calgary attacks at; bay with brilliant netminding. Play opened with both, clubs skat- ing at a blistering speed. Cairns took a oass from Joe Fisher at the 7-ao Jijart beat Scodellaro on a hard drive and put Calgary into the lead for the only time in the game. Trail Dressed hard buc lacked fin- ish around the net Once Buckna. nulled Dertell out of the net shot the puck which rolled to the crease but Kwasnev was out. of position and couldn't flip the puck into the open goal. Trail Firing1 In the second stanza Trail started to Sv and unleased a scoring at- tach that netted three goals. Vet- eran Ab Cronie scored the Srss on a pass from Menzie to give Trail the equalizer while Hon Gardiner put Trail ahead less than, two min- utes later when he beat Dertell on smooth passing piay with Kwas- ney assisting. Menaes counted the third Trail tally with less than a minute re- maining in the penoa when Buckna drew Dertell out and passed to Menzies who fired the puck Into the open net. T-I the third period Calgary start- ed to hii its stride. Grant scored on a oass from Brownndge at the minute mark to put Calgary back into the picture. Stampeders press- ed hard and Brownndge broke through at the 12.24 mark to beat Scodeliaro and give Stampeders tne eoualizer only to have Kwong score en a solo effort 14 seconds later and put Trail back in. the lead. Tn the last five minutes Calgary tossed all defensive hockey to the winds and played five men up. The power play paid off with Cairns beating Scodellaro with a high shot tnth only 25 seconds remaining In the overtime penod it was Calgary all the way with Trail sho'iicg oalv a fex- Al- throush holding majority ol play Stampeders couldn't put the puck past Scodellaro lor the Third same of the series -soU be pla-.ed here Monday night Tnth toe fourth contest scheduled at Bdnaoa- ion Wednesdav night. Lineups Seodellaro: Chnstensen. Luke: Cronie, Backna, Menzies; Gardner. Kwong, Kwasaey. Ander- son, jforns. Marshall. Saw- Cairns. Fisher. Dame; Filder. Mclntvre. Hunter, Brownndge, GranU Dessiarais. Creighton. Bran- don. Man.; Ucdquist, Winnipeg. Summary First Calgary. Cairns (Fisher) Second Trail, CroaSe (Menzies) 3, Gardner (Kwasney) 9-54: 4. Trail. Menzies iBuekna) 1921. Third Calgary, Granl 4'31: S. Calgary. Brownridse