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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDQC April EXPLORE CANADA IN 74 Eicorlvd by Rill, Bui, or Air Eitttrn or WttMrn CinwU, Yukon ind N.W.T. For complete Information contact- ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Ctntr. Mill 321-3201 Youthful exuberance Maureen Kirby, five years old, bowls beside Ivan Kesler, 78, at Capri Bowl Monday in a mixture of young and old. Miss Kirby is just starting out her bowling career while her partner enjoys his games as a hobby nowadays. Goaltenders holding key, remaining series open BOSTON (CP) 'Joaltending may be a key tactor in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup quarter-final between Tr-rjnto Maple Leafs and Bos' ri Bruins. The first game tonight and the second Thursday both starting at 4 35 p.m. MST will be played in Boston Garden with the latter televised nationally in Canada Rent a 74 from Budget! 9 Budget Rant a Gar Daily (PLUS GAS) Rate Chevy Nova irnilar car The Leafs, who finished fourth in the East Division during the regular National Hockey League season, have the edge in goaltending with Doug Favell, likely to start in the first game, Eddie Johnston and Dune Wilson. Johnbton has been in 13 playoff with his former team, the allowed 37 goals for a 2.90 average. Favell, formerly with Phila- delphia Flyers, has appeared in 16 playoff games, allowing 50 goals for a 3.10 average. This is his first playoff series with the Leafs, as it is with Wilson, who has never been in a Stanley Cup game. GILBERT MOST LIKELY Gilles Gilbert, expected to get most of the work for the Bruins in the playoffs, and backup Ross Brooks, each has made one appearance in Stanley Cup competition. MONTREAL (CP) It has been 34 years since New York Rangers last won the Stanley Cup although they have been in the playoffs every year since 1966. As a result the Rangers have earned the reputation of being one of the most highly- paid group of "chokers" in professional hockey. They hope to shake that im- age in the quarter-finals against Montreal Canadiens which start tonight at the Forum. Emile Francis, general manager and coach of the Rangers, has said this is the year the Rangers must win. He has made few major changes since taking over as general manager before the 1967-68 season, so his team has been getting older and little has been added in the way of new talent. If the Rangers do not come through this year, there likely will be several changes made before the 1974-75 season. MADE FINAL ONCE In their last seven playoff appearances, the Rangers made it to the final only once, two years ago when they were beaten by Boston in a six- game series. Last season the Rangers up- set Boston in a five-game quarter-final but that win was tarnished somewhat because Phil Esposito, the Bruins' super centre, was injured in the first game and sidelined for the balance of the series. New York then was elimi- nated in the semi-finals by Chicago in five games. Two of the Black Hawk wins were on New York ice after the Rangers took the opening game of the series in Chicago. Herall Sports Longhorns most upset By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor The executive of the Lethbridge Longhorns hockey club ot the Alberta Junior Hockey League have expressed disappointment in the City of Lethbridge. To say they are upset would bean understatement. Longhorns were dealt what they called a severe blow by the city when it was announced that Bill Burton, major shareholder in the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Canada Hockey League, would be given priority for the new.Sportsplex. City council, in a closed meeting Monday, approved Burton's bid for a lease which would mean he is indeed serious about transferring his club to Lethbridge for the 1974-75 season. Longhorns, on the other hand, are not sure about next year's plans. They have a franchise in the AJHL but can they survive in competition with Tier I? Three of the five Longhorn owners, Herb Christie, Stan Maxwell and Dr. Tony Pomohac, stated their case Tuesday evening. Harry Cox and Gord Hoselton, the remaining owners, were unavailable. Christie was the spokesman for the trio and didn't, you might say, spare the rod. "We feel, after Monday, that the Longhorns have been sold down the river by City he said. "Unless more co-operation is forthcoming. Tier II. the Longhorn franchise is in jeopardy." The Longhorns played their first year in the AJHL last season and met with success, considering they were a first year club with a nucleau of local players, at least 60 per cent, as was pointed out Tuesday Council's decision could undo all of the efforts of the Longhorns the executive feels. Stated Christie, "Tier II is solely dependant on an outside interest as to its success in Lethbridge. Our own well-being is not our main concern, but that ot the local hockey player. Unless of course, any outside interest is prepared to pick up the slack." Christie, Maxwell and Pomohac were in full agreement when they questioned Monday's proceedings. The presentation to City Council, on Burton's behalf, they said, was presented by Bob Bartlett, Director of Community Services, which is contrary to what was previously stated. Said Maxwell, "Each interested party was to make their own presentation to council. Ours was made in public while the Swift Current bid was made behind closed doors by a local official Christie went on to say that the Longhorns lelt it was a violation of the resolution that was approved by council one year ago. "We are not opposed to Tier I hockey in added Pomohac. "However, we feel that had we had the support of City Council, we could have had Tier I hockey with a percentage of local ownership guaranteed, as well as a longtime support from minor hockey. For Tier I hockey to be a success in Lethbridge, local participation is a must." The Longhorns teel City Council listened with deai ears regarding the financial success of Tier I hockey as compared to 'Tier II with a majority of local involvement. City Council, they say, was influenced by a biased bombardment of certain sections of the news media. "For the past two years we, the Longhorns, have been in contact with WCHL officials as well as the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association with the idea of bringing both Tier I and Tier II hockey to said Christie. "Now, we're not sure what we'll do." "In closing, asked Maxwell, "is the Sportsplex committee so eager, and concerned about the dollar to sacrifice all other hockev in Eyes were sharp at recent shoot Ever try hitting a target 100 yards away with a 22 calibre rifle'' In a 20-mile an hour cross wind7 The first ever 22 calibre rim fire competition was staged recently by the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association. Includes 150 miles! Additional charged al 10c per mile We did rent a car rates down to affordable rates! Low rental rates on standard- size cars, too' Check our serv- our go Budget! Rent a Gar TO RESERVE A CAR, CALL 328-6555 LETHBRIDGE AIRPORT TERMINAL A LitffnsM of Budflrt Km Cat of Aitrtrici, Dominion champions A rink representing the Lethbridge Army, Navy and Air Force won the Dominion title recently in Prince Albert. The winners are, left to right, skip Lawrence Lennon, lead Jocko Tarnava, third Steve Prokop and second Tony Courts. Seniors, over 16, fired from 100 yards while the juniors, 16 and under, had a target 75 yards away. In team competition, made up of three shooters of any combination of male, female or all male or all female, Bob Hobbs Sr. and his trio emerged with the championship trophy in the senior ranks with a score of out of a possible or 500 per shooter. With Hobbs were Ed Richards and Bob Hobbs Jr. Second place went to the team captained by Gore! Mutter with Don Jarvis and Rick Caruso. They hit for an 1.103 total, just ahead of Bill Karbashewski, Hugo Brees and Joe Caruso with a 993 score In the junior competition Ted and Tim Hansen combined with Andrew Prokop for a score of 694 to capture top prize. Chris and Candy Jarvis, along with Dave Puckett, were second with a 575 total. Individually Hobbs, the senior sharpshooter, was tops with a 453 out of a possible 500. Mike Puckett was second at 412 while Sig Dobler was third with a 401. It was the Hansen's again in the solo event with Ted edging Tim 255-252. Dave Puckett was third at 219. LithfcrMHOfflwFinilliiriLld. Loww 7th It. Chopping Mall Phoiw (401) 321-7411 FILING Flyers douse Flames, Kindrachuk nets two By ROSS HOPKINS The Canadian Press Orest Kindrachuk is not con- cerned with what professional hockey scouts might have thought of him three years ago when he graduated from the junior ranks. He's in the Na- tional Hockey League now and Philadelphia Flyers are pleased. Kindrachuk, 23, known pri- marily for his checking ability and aggressive play, scored two goals Tuesday as the Flyers downed the visiting Atlanta Flames 4-1 in the opening game of their best-of- seven Quarter-final. The native of Nanton, Alta., came to the Flyers' training camp as a free agent in 1971 and, after a season with their Richmond farm team in the American Hockey League, made the parent club this year. "He has moves and tough- said Flyers' coach Fred Shero. "As long as he plays this well, no one is going to take his job Gary Dornhoefer gave the Flyers a 1-0 first-period lead, scoring a short-handed goal with four seconds remaining. Tom Bladon made it 2-0 with the only goal of the second pe- riod. Bob Murray managed to sandwich the Flames' goal in between Kindrachuk's two third-period markers. PASSED UP IN DRAFT Kindrachuk was passed up m the professional hockey draft but was scouted by the Flyers' Gerry Melnyk while playing junior hockey for Saskatoon Blades of the Western Canada Hockey League. After a year with San Diego of the Western Hockey League and the season at Richmond, the 175-pounder responded this year by scoring 11 goals and 30 assists while playing on the Flyers' so-called checking line with badmen Dave Schultz and Don Saleski. The Flyers' rise to division championship was accom- plished through aggressive forechecking and standout of which were in evidence Monday. "Our forechecking constantly created pressure on said Shero, adding his game plan had called for an attack on the Atlanta defence. "Even our defencemen Tennis club registrations The Lethbridge Tennis Club has set the dates for registration for membership fees concerning the 1974 season Registration will take place at the clubhouse at Henderson Lake, next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17 between the hours of six and both evenings. Club officials encourage all new members to register on these dates. The importance of early registration will be the help it gives the lesson co- ordinator in determining lesson times and the number of instructors needed. It is also to the advantage of the new member to familiarize themselves with club officials and club operations Membership fees will remain unchanged from the 1973 season. Seniors, 18 and over will pay intermediates, 14-17 and juniors, 13 and under Gals clinic goes tonight The Lethbridge Women's Softball League will sponsor an umpires mini clinic this evening Larger clinics will be staged prior to the 1974 season, however, it was thought at this time a mini-clinic would help acquaint newcomers with procedures. Tonight's clinic is set for eight o'clock in the LCI conference room. All players, managers and coaches, along with anyone interested in umpiring this year, are asked to be in attendance. LIST GROWS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The entry list for the May 26 Indianapolis 500-mile race has grown to 23 and speedway officials say they have about 45 more to be processed before Monday's deadline. were corning in deep." Coach Bernie Geoffnon of the Flames refused to speak to reporters after the over an article in a Philadelphia newspaper Tuesday morning. Rookie Tom Lysiak of the Flames summed up the loss: "They had great forechecking. We had trouble coming out of our own zone." The Flames and the Flyers have tonight off with the second game of the series Thursday in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA 4, ATLANTA 1 1. Philadelphia. Dornhoefer 1 (Crisp) 19 56. Penalties Murray 0'58, Bladon 13.06. Clarke 18-30 Steond period 2 Philadelphia. Bladon 1 (MacLeish. Clarke) 1336 Penalties Romanchych 11-46. Hex- tall Dornhoefer majors 13 03. Barber 1706 Third period 3 Philadelphia Kindrachuk 1 (Schultz. Saleski) 8 59. 4 Atlanta. Murray I 9 29 5 Philadelphia. Kindrachuk 2 (Flett Barber) 1209 Penalty Lonsberry 1503 Shoti on goal by Atlanta 14 6 Philadelphia 12 Attendance 17.007 McAdoo nervous By THE CANADIAN PRESS Bob McAdoo was nervous Tuesday night and may get worse as his Buffalo Braves face elimination in their Na- tional Basketball Association quarter-final with Boston Celtics. "I was as nervous as I've ever said the NBA's scoring champion after collec- ting only 16 points as the Braves lost 100-97 at Boston Gardens. They now trail the best-of-seven series 3-2. The sixth game is slated for Friday in Buffalo. "I guess it's what you'd call said McAdoo, who had averaged 30.6 points a game during the regular season and 33 points in the first four games against the Celtics "I tried to concentrate on my defence and not worry about of- fence." In the only other playoff game Tuesday night, Chicago Bulls beat Detroit Pistons 98- 94. The win gave the Bulls a 3- 2 lead in their NBA quarter- final Tonight, New York Knicks. with a 3-2 lead over Capital in their NBA quarter-final, face the Bullets at Landover, Md.. and Indiana Pacers, leading San Antonio 3-2 in their American Basketball Association quarter-final, meet the Spurs in Texas. ELRICH TIRE SPORT NATIONAL St New P Los San San TODAY'S GAMES Philadelphia Ruthven (0-0) at Chicago Reuschel (0-0) Cincinnati Gullett (0-0) at San Francisco CaldweN (1-0) Los Angeles John (1-0) at Atlanta Harrison (0-1) Houston Roberts (0-1) at San Diego Grif (0-1) St Louis Curtis (0-0) at New York Koosman (0-0) Montreal Renko (0-0) at Pittsburgh Belt (0-0) Phila. 000 000 4 4 Chicago 200 000 7 1 Schueler (0-1) and Boone Bonham (1-0) and Mitterwald Montreal at Pittsburgh postponed ram Los Ang. 302 000 11 0 Atlanta 000 100 7 1 Sutton (20) Marshall (8) and Ferguson Morton (0-1) Easterly (7) Fnsella (8) and Dates HR All Johnson (1) Cincin. 201 001 15 0 San Fran. 210 000 10 1 Billmgham Borbon (7) and Bench. Bradley Williams Sosa (8) and Rudolph. Rader (8) HR Cmci Perez (3) Houtton 330 010 15 2 San Diego 011 000 8 3 Dierker (1-0) Scherman (8) and Edwards Arlm Garcia Troedson Mclntosh (3) McAndres Corkms Romo (9) and Kendall Texas 090 000 100-10 9 1 Call. 000 100 250 Bibby (1-1) and Billings. Ryan (1- Lockwood May Figueroa (8) and Rodriguez HRs Tex Burroughs (2) 12} BASKETBALL SCORES NBA Boston 100 Buffalo 97 Boston leads best-of-seven quar- ter-final 3-2 Chicago 98 Detroit 94 Chicago leads best-of-seven quar- ter-final 3-2 TODAY'S GAMES Baltimore Palmer (1-0) at Boston Wise (0-0) Chicago Bahnsen (0-1) at Minnesota Hand (0-1) Milwaukee Wright (0-0) at Cleveland Perry (0-1) Oakland Hollzman (0-1) at Kansas City Busby (0-0) Texas Jenkins (1-0) at California Tanana (0-0) New York 200 000 8 1 Detroit 000 000 8 1 Kline (1-0) Beene (8) Lyle (9) and Munson Lolich (0-2) and Freehan Chicago 001 000 9 2 Minn. 101 001 8 2 Wood (0-2) and Hermann Blyleven Bergmier (9) B Campbell (9) and Hundley HR (1) Oakland 010 201 002-6 13 1 Kan. City 002 011 12 1 Hunter Knowles (1-0) (7) Lmdblad (9) and Fosse Haney (8) Spliltorff. Garber (0-1) Hoerner McDaniel (9) and Healy HR (1) HOCKEY SCORES National Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 1 First game of best-of-seven quar- ter-final World Chicago 8 New England 6 New England leads best-of-seven quarter-final 2-1 Toronto 4 Cleveland 3 Toronto leads best-of-seven quar- ter-final 2-0 American Providence 4 Nova Scotia 1 Providence leads best-of-seven quarter-final 3-0 Baltimore 4 Richmond 2 Baltimore leads best-of-seven quarter-final 2-1 Hershey 1 Cincinnati 0 Hershey leads best-of-seven quar- ter-final 2-1 Western Canada Swift Current 6 Flfn Fion 5 Swift Current wins best-of-seven East Division semi-final 4-3 Regma 5 Saskatoon 2 Regma wins best-of-seven quar- ter-final 4-3 GENERAL 1st LINE REAR TRACTOR TIRE 18.4x34 -6 ply The tire experts with the low prices! ELRICH TIRES LTD. Lorn Diet ire Sales and Service 402 1st Ave. S. Phone 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;