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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Bines in back of cighl-baU Rangers run into Dryden's magic fly TUT? CANADIAN PIIKSS H C1 a n c y 's parting prophecy is ns good .is his open- ing challenge, Hoston Bruins will linvc an easy time through Ihe rcmnimler of (lie Stanley Cup playoffs. Now York Rangers, on llie other hand, have run into the trouble llicy expected from Montreal Cnnadicns and St. Louis Ulnes are hacked into a corner by Minnesota Noi'lh Stars. The Bruins edged coach Clan- cy's Toronto Maple I-cafs 3-2 Tuesday night lo win the rugged best-of-sevcn National Hockey league quarter tinal 4 i. Clancy, who predicted at the start that the Bruins would have a tough lime, said after praising his team's effort: "I'll tell you, Boston won't have a toviyhcr series in the playoffs than this The Bruins had been saying all along (hat the Leafs hnd been llicm a hard time. "It'll te good lo gel a few days snid Boston defence- man Don Awrcy. "We've been hurling." The Rangers, meanwhile, saw their series lead over the C'ana- diens dwindle to 3-2 with Mont- real's 2-1 victory Tuesday thai came with a relurn to winning form of Canadiens goalie Ken Drydcn. The Blues watched Minnesota score two third-period goals for a 4-3 victory and a ,1-2 lend going inld the sixth game of that series set for St. LOUJS Thursday. The Moid real-New York ser- ies also resumes Thursday in III o n t r e a 1 ivith (he sevcnlh game, if necessary, back in New York Saturday or Sunday. The Bruins await the winner of Hie Minnesola-St. Louis quarter-final which could start during Hie weekend if Minne- sota defeat.! Die Bines Thurs- day. The Monlreal-New York win- ner goes against Chicago Black Hawks who are resting after eliminating Pittsburgh Penguins Sunday in four straight games. Clancy had warned the Bruins last week that they would know they had been in tough series by the lime it was aver and the Bruins agreed. "I just hope (he checking won't be as lough in the next said Boston centre Phil Esposilo who set up Ken for tho winning goal eiirly in the third Tuesday. It was the set-und winning goal in as many games for Hodge who was parked at (he side of the Toronto net, giving Su rnmaries flOSTON 3 TORONTO 1 First Pcricd 1. Tcrcnlo, fAfKennv 3 [Keon, Ullmnnl 2- Stjnljpld 3 (Orr, WcKcnjicJ 15 Pcnflllies C ashman San dor- son Ley, Cabman Henrifirson Hodgo Harrison Second I'erlod 3. Boston, WcKen- zle 3 fBucyV.) S-.1B. I'enalties Vad. pab Sehvccd TiilrtJ Period Toroifo. Ullmsn 1 (Henflerson) 5. Ooslcn, Hodge 3 (CspwHo, Cash man) Penally TorOM o I by B Boilon li Allendance 14.97i. MONTREAL NEW YORK i Firjt F'ertcd fJo scoring. PEnat- ricJ SlemV.DV.-5ki larwe Second Perlcd 1. New York, HacJrie'd (Rousseau, J.Ur "2. fAonlrcal, F. W.ahovlich 3 (Cournov- Rttnard Savard P.irk P. rAahovlirh ThIr-6 Period 3. W.onlreal, Hob- (Lorcse. Harpor) Penal- ties Carr SfemkowsKi Shois on goal by Menlreal 9 13 U-31 hew York 13 1J Altendanre A1IHHE5OTA A ST. LOUIS 3 Flrtt Period 1. Wtnnesola, Glbte 1 [Parise, Hoxlall) 3. SI. Louis, SabwrTn (51. V-arscillc> 3. ft'Linnciola, Reid 1 (Durns, Camercn> 4- sr. Iculs. RoLerfo 5 (Egers, Ssbourln) Reid DuponT EgErs, mis- conduct Parise Goltfs- Wormv Sprofid Period S. SI. Louis, Ungcr 1 (Egers, 0. Piager) Penalties Reid, D. O'Stnca Hexlall Harris Rplrt TMrd Pertxt A. Par- he 1. 7. f.MnnfrSola, Hrouln 4 Penallies Rob- prlo Unger misconduct Shois on gonl SI. Louli 11 13 33 Minnejola 77 V Attendance 1S.70S. goalie Ucrnie Parent no chance to make a "They were g r a t i f y i n llwlgo waid of his two winners, ''bul what ni most is that we're one-lliin) (lie way to u'Jwre we wanl lo go." The I.cJifs, as in mosl ol HID games in llie series, were in contention most of tho way, scoring first on Jim McKonny's goal in Lhe first period ;uul com- ing back lei tie it xvith Norm t'oal allcr Slan' Stan Inside Hockey rpIlE word on Chicago Black Hawks gualie Tony Espoalo has been that he's a no-nonsense, no-lalk cliar.icler who prefers to keep bis thoughts to himself while alternate- ly dispensing smiles and frowns lo inquisitive and frustrated newsmen. Actually, 29-year-old Tony from Sault Ste. Marie, On- lario has a lot lo say; the problem is finding the opportune time lo open up Esposilo for conversation. When Tony does lalk he turns into an interesting, if not flamboyant atlilclc. He also has become something of a controversial subject lately, jiow that rumors have circulated up and down ihe National .Hockey League dial Ihe Black Hawks may trade Tony for a first-line centre in lime for next season. This is surprising in view of Ksposito's astonishingly low goals against average. But Tony remain.? nonplused. "Kight he says, "my loyalty is with the Black Hawks because they're paying me, but I don't care where I go. It doesn't matter where. If I had a choice, of course, I'd want one of the five or six good teams in the League rather than a club that has 'ID or 51) shots thrown at il a game. No one could do a job in that kind of situation because a goalie really is only as good as the team in front of him." Although Tony is considered one of the best if not THE best- c.oallendcrs in the iVHL he often has been compelled to ride the bench because this season Chicago carried two other solid goalies, Gary Smith and Gerry Desjardins. Tony was not pleased with the arrangement; not a bit. "Having three goalies on a Esposilo explains, "is like having a double garage and owning three cars; you al- ways have to leave one outside. My leeling is that there's only room lor two goalies on a team. That's why I know lhat next year one of us won't be with the Black Hawks." Many observers arc unaware lhat Tony is one of Lhe rare left handed goaltenders in professional hockey. "Most shooters today are Esposilo says, "so they tend to shoot for the left side more than the right- Since the left side is my blockcr (thick mill) side il gives me an asset because I'm actually better with the blocker than my catching hand, which is my right hand." Tony is one of the few goaltenders in pro hockey who owns a college (Michigan Tech) diploma, "It gives me an he says, "because il I ever get so seriously injured that I can't play any more 1 could probably gel n job elsewhere and made a decent living. JJut I couldn't make nearly Ihe kind of money I do in the NHL. "I'd survive but it would be lough because I'm used to making a lot of money and it would be a difficult adjust- ment for me. Hockey is a lerrific education ilsclf; the travel- ling, seeing so many tilings and meeting a lot of people." Esposilo says he'd like to play 10 more years, which is quite possible these days with expansion creating a players' market. The invention of the goallcnder's mask also has made life a lot easier for people like Tony. It's a far cry from the clays when Chuck Hayner was tending goal for the New York Hangers in the late Forties. One day a reporter asked Itayner what he would do if his son ever decided lo become a goalie. Rayner replied thai he would remove the goalie's, slick from the lad's bands and hit him over Ihe head wilh it. field ami Johnny hail put Boston in Bruins goalit; Gerry Checvcrs, like Parent, phiyed a .strong game and .slopped Iho Leafs on several good scoring opportuni- ties late in lhc fame. Dryden, was one of the outstanding players in Mont- i's v.'in over Boston lost year bul imspceliic- ular so far in this series, cnlly rclunicd lo form Tuesday in NCMV York'. "U'e had onr t-hnnccs to win in the sii-urnl said Hanger coach Kmilc Frnnds, 'bill DrytJon came- tip wilh the jig slops. "Kd Gincomin was .00, Both goalkeepers played ex- Bul Gincomin vras bealen, by Trank Mahovlich wilh a biick- laml shot a. [tor pull inr; the goalie out o[ posi'.ion and by Jim Roberta who cnughi the short side after going in with Pete Mahovlich acting as a decoy. Vic iladficlcl Ijcat Drydcn lor .lie lone Hangers goal thai put York in front in the second period. UK UKHS THAT M Montreal coach 8coUy Row- man, v-lio earlier in the day de- nied a report from Mcmlreal hat he planned to quit llie Can- adiens al the end of the play- offs, had the biggest praise for Frank MahovUch. There are nit many could score a goal like said Bowman. ''lie got an open- ng and look off but to get it in from where lie was, al tlie .peed lie was going the ;uy did it." Bowman also made nolc of Lhc fact that the Canadiens ivere strong in tlie third period, unlike previous games when hey had late collapses. "I thought the third period was our hcst of (he series as far as checkine said Bow- man. "We seemed to get the suck more in their end." At Minneapolis, llie Blues got ;oals from Gany L'nger, Gary Sabourin and Phil Roberto in the first two periods for a 3-2 lead and threatened to lake Ihe lead in the series from the North Stars who won the first two games on home ice. Bul J. P. Pw-isc heal Blues goalie Caron on a (hird-pwicKl breakaway to tie the score and .Judo Drouin drove in the winner loss than tliree minutes later. Defenccman Barry back from resting a wenched knee during Sunday's game in St. Louis, scored once for the North Stars and rearguard Tom Reid got the oilier goal. Will Bowman leave {labs? MONTREAL (CP) Si-olLy Bowman of Montreal Canadiens denied Tuesday he has any in- tention of resinning as conch at Ihe end of the National Hockey season to seek a. genenil -------------Wodn-jdny, April 12, 1972 THE LETHBRIDCB HERAID 9 SUCCESSFUL YEAR EMDS-LolhbrkVje Midgel Elks, hockey club fell shorr; by two gools, in iheir bid for iho Alberta hut did, however sweep rpiHget honors in ihe so ufh. The c'ub was honored at a banquet roccnlly by Ihc Elks Club. The sau-fhern champions are, Front, lefl to righl, Tim Danforlh, Brad Cox, Joe Meli, Kevin right in tnicltlle Keilh and Guy Pomohac. Back, lefl lo right, coach Karl Sorokoski, Brian Cave, Myles Fox, Bernic Syrenno, John Mc- laughlin, Baden Pilling, Piero lavorato, Bill Harris, Kim McNougliJon, Terry Roberis, Reg Osmond and ccach Jack Milford. Missing manager Roy Ennis, Hawks stirring up a strike? cr? .fl_ CHICAGO (AP) Now a hockey strike? That's Chicago Black Hawks would like, if lliey could other learns in the Stanley Cup playoffs Lo agree against the National Hockey League's recent rule on stick inspeclion, The Hawks nitt Tuesday wilh way this game is run." Bruins voted in favor of a prtv players' association, and signed i players will have a voice in thei The Toronto Jauyer said Ihe a petition against the stick- inspection rule. players on this team and I said Eaglesoii, Eagleson said he would poll posal IhaL Kafileson "bi-rato the the other learns involved in the owners" for setting up the stick and, if I hey followed chock syslcm in playoffs "that the league had r.o right to (lie vole pattern of the without Uio approval ot Ih make (his stick rule ivilluiut he would issue an ullimolum to consulting the players." 'One way or anolhor, the the NHL. Clarence Campbell, president of Alan Eagleson, lawyer for the NHL is going to learn Hint Ihe IIHF ivould like Canadians back manager's job club. with rmofher PRAGUE (AP) lntcrna-1 lional amatevir hockey needs Inn i Canadians back, John (Bunny) Ahearne, preslricnl of the Inter- national lue Hockey League said there Tuesday, "hut not on their terms." He said it was the Canadians who "walked, out on anil it was nut the federation (hut ex- cluded Ihem. are only two nations with professional hockey; can they (the Canadians) expect the ulher 27 member-stales of the federation to subject them- selves to t heir wishes'.'" The Driton asked, "America unrtcrstood it and fields amateurs in the compeli- IJtMi, but Canada is lie said. A h c a r n e, Roth he and Ahcarne are at- tending the current world cham- pionships in this Czechoslova- city. Ahcarne also said Ihe Soviets 1 happy about it. A new rule was established at the slarl of Iho playoffs this year whereby a league supervi- sor inspects each players' slicks before a game and stamps them ivilh a blue mark of approval it llic curvature is one-half inch or less. STAPLETON' INVOLVED Before the start of the recent FiUsburph scries, v.'hich the players. Tennis club plan lessons The Lethbridgc lonnls club will be ollering tennis lessons starting May 1 (or three weeks. Lessons will be held Monday Hawks swept in four gamos.de- and Wednesday niglils with fencon.an Pat StauJeton's sticks, mi t, did not meet approval. b ton changed sticks Inn wasn't Ivom e-M P m- unul 7-30 P-m- long-standing federation president, said the in- ternational body has no objec- tions to any teams playing Can- ada in exhibition games. "But we refuse lo allow llic Canadians to piny in tourna- ments on their terms." Ahcarnc's statement followed one Monday by Joe Kryczka, president of the Canadian Ama- could beat almost all profes- sional National Hockey League teams with the possible excep- tion of Montreal Ctmariiens, lioslon B ruins, Detroit 5led Wings and New York Hangers. "But even against these four they'd stand a good he added. He said that tlie NHL "al ;i meeting some five years .nco" barred tire affiliated clubs frojD playing against llussia. "They enjoy the opinion o! he said, "And what if they should lo.se lie also said that Uie federa- tion went so far as lo permit the Canadians to reinstate their pros (o amaleur status as lale .is February. did all wo could, bar begging them on our knees. It is Canada who ex- cluded In Ihe final minute o[ the sec- ond game of the scrifts last and advanced players Irum 7-.30-B-.30 p.m. Thursday, play was slopped, and Dennis Hull's stick was j found lo be illegal by Dulch Van A registration night tor these lessons will bn staged April 26, et at the Civic Centre. Ueelen, supervisor Q[ officials, j As in previous years, the lea- Dennis was slapped with a' sons will he included in tho fine by and the j membership fees. Meanwhile, at a recent cHib Black Hawk club was fined an- other ?500. Eagleson said after returning lo Toronto he polled Boston Dniins players who held a niceV- iug before their Tuesday nipht game against Toronto Maple meeting the following members were elected on the executive. Marv Kirchncr will reign as club while Herb CviiTan will act as Leafs and they rejected Ihe Clii- cago strike move. Eagleson said the voted 10-1 o 8 against strike ac- tion and 15 lo 3 Rgainsl a Chi- cago proposal lhat the maxi- Mitch Forstcr was named ns secretary while Gerry llruins June Rassetl will hold su- cial convener and publicity po- sitions respectively. Don McKenzie, Simnn Ruszar mnrn curvature ot slicks be in-1 and Larry Fong will act ns creased. I counsellors. tcur Hockey Association, who sfiid Canada's tcrmr for re-fin- "There's certainly no truth to j ferine the world hockey chanipi- Ihc Bowman said in a onsliips remain unchanged, telephone interview with Tho CANADA'S CASE .STATED Canadian Press from his New 1 "We think thnl every Cana- 1 York hotel. j dlan regardless of i "We'ie still involved in tho j whether lie is a professional or i season, but even if we weren't] not, should be allowed lo play I'm still satisfied my j for his- country. Kryczka, a prcscnl job." I gary lawyer, added. 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Piper snifl lhat, afler the bard uppercut Ihrou'n by Al i Sparks of Whmipcp, "he (Gray! u'.is forcing his feet sort of j slojnpinfl I'ipcr (old County Court -Fudge Benjamin Ucwak that, had he heen one. of Gray's handlers, lie not have lot the fight con- I tinuc. He said Gray's legs, in the seventh round, "were still doing I the same lliinp, not responding j properly" he was knocked j out by the only punch of the I round, a left hook. Piper, who (ought for (lie Ca- nadian amateur licavyweitfhl title in Iml lost in llic sec- ond round to Chuvnlo, he was hoping (he uxwhl be slopped after (lie .vixlli round bee .'i use Grny out- classed." I'iper, one of men into the ring after llie knockout. testified: "I walked over and Bowling rt J3J. CAPRI BOWL SENIOR CITIZENS Jirn Arthur Mall D-rn Harry Chapmdn ?37, OScrKi 7S3 [701 Arie KcoJe 757, Henry Rro'.vn 231, Frances RnmWJfK 1-M. Irii Arcfib.nfd HofloMh J30, rViflry V.T.rd IU. Roi? }13. HIGA'S LADIES Scn'rcrgcDd Juanna Ltngard 2- Jen 'A'ririhl 717, Gill Harrison (tESl, 29-? (7351, Alfa Clarfc W, eris 3J7. B AND E MLVJE saw his Grny's legs nom- plclely rigiti there were ppasms Hiirf il look two of ns to I r-y his legs apart and Cray died about 24 hours; later in hospital after undergoing hrain surftery. Piper and rrtorcc Stove Tro- I jack, also of Winnipeg, said Ihe boul between Cbuvalo antl .lim Christopher of Detroit, was le- pitimale and Cbrislophci' "look The Detroit fishier signed a RtntcmcnL after the fight saying his life had been threatened if he didn't lose to Clmvalo. Tro jack testified that Ihe first two bouts on (lie card, bolh of which ended in, second round knockouts, were l: X'arfis Ahmr-d of Toronto won I over f'nkc of Detroit and Uyij I nf Re-j fjina knocked out Jcssr, Fagan I of Dclrnil. Trojack, fl fonnrr sional hoxer, said "llio I wo r-w :clies Poke look couldn't jtai'c knocked out my grand- mother." 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