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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, April 14, 1973 THE IETHRRIDCE HERALD 1J 'Aeros, Sharks square By THE CANADIAN PRESS Los Angeles Sharks, who held a big advantage over Houston Aeros in the World Hockey As- sociation's inaugural season, aie having a hard time exerting the same influence in the play- offs. The Sharks, who had six wins against three losses and a tie with Houston during the season, had a chance to take a two- game lead in their best-of-seven quarter-final playoff but let it slip away Friday night. The Aeros forced an overtime period and then got the winning goal from Murray Hall to tie the senes at two wins each. The fifth game in the series is set for Houston Sunday and a sixth at Los Angeles Tuesday. FACE ELIMINATION Ottawa Nationals and Min- nesota Fighting Saints do not enjoy the same fortune as the Aeros as they face elimination in their spries against New England Whalers and Winnipeg Jets respectively. The Nationals are down 3-1 going into tonight's fifth game against the Whalers in Boston while the Saints trail by the same margin going into their fifth game in Winnipeg Sunday. At Los Angeles Friday, the Aeros opened the scoring with a goal by Larry Ltuid who fired backhander off the skate of Sharks goalie Russ Gillow early in the second period. AEROS RALLIED The Sharks tied the score later in the second period on Ted McCaskill's goal and took the lead when Fred Speck beat Houston goalie Wayne Rutledge from close range early in the third period. Paul Popeil's power play goal at of the third period tied the score and forced the over- time Hall's winning goal came just three minutes and 38 seconds into overtime. He scored unas- sisted after picking up a loose puck in front of the Sharks goal The Sharks outshot the Aeros 37-21 in the three regulation pe- riods but Houston took the play into the Los Angeles zone in overtime and had a 3-1 shots advantage. LEASE BEATS BUYING! Forget the worry of financing vehicle obsolence LEASE THIS 1973 TORINO 4 dr. Pil H.T., V8, auto, P.S P C H.D. susp. wheel covers 36 mo. net mile. PER JO 93 MONTH LEASE THIS 1973 PINTO SQUIRE WAGON Auto, radio, roof rack 36 mo. net miles QO PER MONTH LEASE THIS ECONOLINE CARGO VAN, 123" w b 302, auto, H D. susp., 36 month net mils QO flQ PER MONTH 7O.V0 GET YOUR ONE BEST DEAL SUPERIOR MOTORS PH. 223-3537-TABER a brand new ball game now however Flyers were even over the year MONTREAL (CP) This time last year, Philadelphia Flyers were on the outside look- ing in at the Stanley Cup play- otfs. But tonight at the Forum, tfie Flyers are going to be very much involved in the National Hockey League's post-season action when they open their best-of-seven semi final series against Montreal Canadiens. The Flyers were knocked out of the playoffs last year when Buffalo Sabres scared with four seconds remaining in the third period during the final regular- season game. "We had to prove this year that what happened last year was just one of those things that occurs in Flyers' goalie Doug Favell sail. "After last season, a lot of people were picking us for fifth or sixth." In fact, the Flyers finished in second place in the NHL's West Division behind Chicago Black Hawks. PLArtu Unlucky Friday The Detroit Red Wings, who narrowly missed making the National Hockey League playoffs this year, fired coach Johnny Wilson Friday. Wilson, shown above at a workout earlier in the year, had little to say about his dismissal. Selling back for the finals? CHICAGO (CP) New York Rangers defence, already la- belled the key to the team's bid for its first Stanley Cup since 1940, may be bolstered further by Rod Seiling if the Rangers move into the National Hockey League finals. Seiling, game after game the Rangers' best defenceman in the 1S72-73 campaign until he shattered his co'larbone late in the season, has been working out the last few days. Coach Emile Francis, asked if the veteran defenceman might return to the lineup this year, affirmed the possibility "if we get into the finals.'1 The series resumes Sunday afternoon at 1 pm. MST witn the next two games in Nsw York next Tuesday and Thurs- day. It marks the third straight year the Rangers and Black Hawks have met in the semi- final. They went seven games in 1971 before Chicago moved into the final round, losing an- other seven game series to Montreal Canadiens. The Flyers have played the Canadiens even this season, winning two, losing two and ty- ing one. Each team scored 24 goals in the five games played. One of the Flyers' was came at the Forum on Feb. 17, a night which saw several fights in the opening period, which lasted more than an hour. In last regular-season meeting March 18 in Phila- delphia, the teams battled to a 4-4 draw and that game also was punctuated by fights. Most observers, therefore, are predicting the Flyers-Canadiens semi-final will be a rugged af- fair. "We've tried a lot of styles before we landed on the aggres- sive said Bob Kelly, who was second on the team in pen- alties with 236 minutes. "At the beginning of the sea- son, we'd try poke-checking for a while, then finesse, then using our bodies. But when we lost 6-5 here to Montreal (Nov. 16) we decided on aggressiveness. "The next night we pounded a few guys in lost maybe one game at and we won That's been our style since." Coach Fred Shero says the success of the Flyers this year is the fact the club worked ev- ery day and had new offensive techniques. "The Russians taught us that you haye to work every day and that this business of not lifting a finger on game day was for the birds. We work every day and that sometimes helps get the beer out." The Flyers advanced to the semi-finals by beating Min- nesota North Stars in six games while Montreal also knocked off Buffalo in six games. Canadiens' coach Scotty Bow- man said his club will have to go back to the basics of check- ing. I reealize we were flat from the second period on in our last three meetings with Buffalo, but they weie an under-rated team and they wouldn't let us play our style. "I don't think any team can be any tougher than the Sabres were. Tonight's game will be tele- vised by the CBC national net- work starting at p.m. MST, The series resumes Tuesday night here before the teams head for Philadeipnia for No. 3 Thursday. 5HOUU5 DIE, WHERE WOULtS SHE BE LOOK! IF vou DONT WANT TO BAY THE" PREMIUMS JUST SAY SO NOT MUCH THEV KEEP TO INSANITV "OUR FAM Hope to unite boxing bodies Penticton ties series CALGARY (CP) Pentic- ton Broncos defeated Calgary Canucks 5-3 Friday night to tie their best-of-seven Centen- nial Cup quarter-final series at one game each. Bronco goals were scored by Chad Campbell, with two, Les Crozier, Brian Mulvey, and Doug Lawton. Brian Miller scored twice for Calgary and Greg Smith comnleed the scoring with a single Penticton held period leads of 1-0 and 4-1. Bronco goalie Glenn Buechert stopped 28 shots while Calgary's Mike Pnestoer made 22 saves. The Canucks were assessed four of eight penalties includ- ing one of five-minute ma- jors for fighting The third and fourth games of the series are scheduled Sunday and Monday at Cal- gary. New federation formed TORONTO (CP) A new federation, hoping to unite ama- teur boxing bodies in Canada, has been formed, Merv McKenzie, Ontario Athletics Commissioner, said Friday. The new group, the Ontario- Quebec Amateur Boxing Feder- ation Alliance, is a merger of the Ontario Boxing Association and the Quebec Amateur Box- ing Association. McKenzie said the alliance will operate on1 side the Cana- dian Amateur Boxing Associ- ation (CABA) and will try to re- place it as the governing body of amateur boxing in Canada. "The new group will ask other provincial boxing associ- ations to join us, even if they now are members ot the CABA." He said the new group ''wants to control and run amateur" boxing in Canada and "I hope this will solve the problems that now exist." "The idea of the new organ- ization is basically to get ama- teur boxing on the right track for the 1976 Olympic Games In He said it may take "a year or two" for the alliance to be- come Canada-wide and recog- nized by the International Ama- teur Boxing Association, the world governing body of the sport CABA now gets federal gov- ernment grants, but if the new group is recognized by the world governing body it would get the grants instead. As things now stand in ama- teur boxing, only members of CABA can compete in the Olympics and CABA boxers arc not allowed to compete against On- tario Boxing Associations and Quebec Amateur Boxing Associ- ation members. ABA boxers must wear headgear, but it is now allowed in international competition. "That means that our boxers are at a disadvantage when they compete in international competition." said McKenzie "We've got to start moving and Perreault ivouldrft play elsetvhere "He's still a long way fromj being Francis said Fri-' i day after watching the 28-year- old natne of Elmira, Ont. go, through a fast-skating workout- with his team-mates. Buffalo pays tribute to Sabres this new group should be the answer." "Many people are unhappy the way the CABA is being run and I hope this new group will solve the problems that are af- fecting the McKenzie said. BUFFALO (CP) Friday The Rangers have a long way the 13th should have been post- to go to reach the National 1 mortem day in this city but Hockey League final, but they took a forward step here Thurs- day night by knocking off Chi- cago Black Hawks 4-1 i n the opening game of their best-of- seven semi-final. Stampede Wrestling EXHIBITION PAVILION Mon., Apr, 16 p.m. ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER vs STOMPER GOULOIE BEIAFONTE vs HAYES MIDGETS! Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJOC-TV 5 Big Route S2.5O S2 judging by some comments one would think Buffalo Sabres had won their quarter-final Stanley Cup round against Montreal Ca- nadiens. While the Montreal club was at home preparing for the opener of its semi-final round Saturday night against Phila- delphia Flyers, the Sabres, with their third season of National Hockey League play just com- pleted, were still front-page news in this The Sabres were eliminated, when they lost 4-2 to the Cana- dicns in the sbilh game Thurs- day night, dropping the best-of- seven series 4-2. Both Buffalo daily news- papers carried editorials with the morning Courier-Express paying tribute to centre Gilbert Perreault and the evening News lauding the over-all successful Sabres' season. In its editorial. The Courier- Express made note of an ear- fair betweeen the people of Buf- falo and western New York and the incredible Buffalo Sabres, it is pleasing to note the ardor of superstar Gil Perreault: No knocker, he." the editorial said. love Buffalo.' said Gil. 'I want to play there my whole career. Even if I had the choice I wouldn't play anywhere but Buffalo.' The Evening News entitled its tribute Thank You Sabres. It said that while Buffalo fans were disappointed by the elimi- nation of their team, they were hardly crushed. "After all, the exciting Sabres performed magnificently during the regular season and then pushed the best team in h o c k e powerful, dis- Court will be under pressure PALM BEACH, Fla (AP) Bobby Biggs figures women's tennis star Margaret Court will lose a lot more than if she is beaten by him in then- exhibition next month in San Diego. "She'll answer questions all the country- "How come you couldn't beat that old said Riggs. 55, the 1939 Wcnbledpn champion. He said the pressure should be on Mrs. Court, already a winner on this year's tour, in the nationally televised, winner-take-all match May 13. "They're carrying the flag for women's liberation with her." !he said. "She seems to be the i best of the carrying j the banner for them. J "If I lose, so what' I've ali mv tennis K years ago "I think Riggs should win said Dong Budge, 57, who scored the sport's first grand stem by capturing the Wimble- don, United Kates. French and Australian championships in 1938. "I think she'll be Iwciy to get t, two of three games a 'Coming to Buffalo was 'to ciplined balanced Montreal added Budge. Canadiens-all the wav through Riggs doesn't think he mil feeling is mutual. "In view of the great love af-' are mutual i six plajoff games I tire in the three-set match and Say< lhe "The News said it can foresee I t think Mrs. Court will Minor Hockey roundup 1 SOUTHERN AlBERTA f- 'BUSINESS :-SAMPLER R. ANGUS ALBERTA CATERPILLAR rents services Caterpillar Fork Lift Trucks and services most other makes. j Siampeders captured the city winners while Robert i championship title in the Mid-1 scored twice and Dennis Taka- 'get ranks a. they defeated the hhi and Kel] vaykovitch Roxa's 6-1 Thursday night. The Stamps tallied three j once ln a cause- goate in each of the first and' The Stampeders took a one- third perirxk while the Royals igamc lead in the bcsl-of-three accounted for all their markers Kriday in the future the Buffalo team jtry to outlast him. becoming "what the Canadiens--------------------- 1 are today, lhe undisputed class, gn INJURED of the NHL" BALTni "So thank you Sabres. Soltes you next fall'' The final two minutes ofjlo" was injured Fri- Thursday nights game brought day when he was thrown from a crowd of fans to its feet son. Byron Lee. Doug Alan Boras and Lacny Heodry notched single goals for the Alan Borss led the winners firing in a hat-trick while David Robovie added a pair. 717-5H I LETHB 717 -5th Avenue North. LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-3366 CAN YOU MEET OUR STANDARDS? THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ZONE CANADIAN SKI PATROL SYSTEM HAS OPENINGS FOR NEW MEMBERS Enquire Tuesday, April 17th 8.30 p.m. LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ROOM 30 BALTIMORE Vincent lth. 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