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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ____________. Monday, April 17, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 9 Kevin O'Sliea sinks Minnesota in. overtime North Stars frustrated by HAPPY BLUES -St. Louis Blues' Kevin O'Shea (21) hugged by brother Danny as Winnesota Norlh Stars' goalie Cesare Maniago looks awoy after Kevin scored the win- ning goal in overtime to give St. Louis a 2-1 win and a best-of-seven viclory in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup quarter-finals Sunday in the Twin Cities. (AP Wirephoto) Cents trip Oil Kings Pats sideline Bombers By THE CANADIAN PRESS Regina Pats reached the first landing on the .stairs to the Western Canada Hockey League championship S u nd ay night while Calgary Centennials took a next step up. The Pats trounced Flin Flon Bombers 8-2 following a 2-2 tie the previous night to win their best-of-scven quarter-finals ser- ies and advance to the WCHL's semi-finals against Brandon Wheat Kings. Tlie Centennials, meanwhile, won the opening game of their semi-final series by defeating league champion Edmonton Oil Kings 5-3. Regina and Brandon open a best-of-seven series In Regina Tuesday and Wednesday while Calgary is at Edmonton Wednesday night for the second game in their bcst-of-seven ser- ies. Tlie Pats advanced tn the past-division series will] a total of eight points in seven games, on three wins and two ties. Rich Ullrich led in the Sunday night home town game with two goals while Mike Wanchuk, Doug JIarit. Glen Toner, Dennis Sobchuk, Clark Gillies and Ken Marit got one each. Gary Howat and Dave Shar- dlow scored for Flin Flon. Regina started fast, scoring three goals in less than two minutes of the first period and adding four more in tlie second for a 7-0 lead. Flin Fion goalie Roger Swan son had a busy night, facing 47 shots, 20 in the second period. Ernie Germaine in the Kegina goal stopped 29 shots. On Saturday at Flin Flon, the Pats overcame a 2-0 deficit to tie the game. Flin Flon took a 2-0 lead al the end of the firsl period 01 goals from Elaine Stoughtoi and Howutt but Regina came back with a goal by Wanchuk parly in the second period. A' Barrett tied the game at on Swanson from the blue line and firing a hard shot from the right side. The Centennials, playing at lome, held a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period and were on top 4-2 going into the final pe- Veterans Doug Horbul, Jim Watson, Brian Walker, Jim McMastcrs and Ron Homenuke handled the Calgary scoring. Edmonton got its goals from Brian Ogilvle, Marcel Comeau and Phil Russell. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) St. Louis lilucs, in sixth plnce in the National Hockey League West Division on Christum Day, have gained the Stanley Cup semi-finals against Boston Bruins because of u little-used brother act and a 31-year-old rookie goaltender. Kevin O'Shea put in the win- ning goal against Minnesota North Stars Sunday at of a sudden-death overtime after liis brother, Danny, sprung him across the blue line with a pass that decided the seventh game of the scries, 2-1. "Kevin and I haven't played that much said Danny. "Maybe this is a sign ol things to come." The Blues, who finished third in the NHL West Division after a poor start, find out when they meet the Bruins, regular season Eastern Division champions, at Boston Tuesday night. Jacques Caron, the rookie goalie, was outstanding in the St. Louis net in winning his fourth game in the hest-of-seven quarter-final series. He was at his best in the final 32 seconds of regulation play when he kicked out at least three seem- ingly-sure goals and in overtime when he stopped a point-blank shot by Bill Goldsworlhy. AL'S ALL ENTHUSED "Jacques was just fantastic in lis said Al ho returned to the bench as lues' coach Christmas day and iur days later called up Caron Denver of the Western lockey League. "He made rent saves repeatedly to keep s in this last game." Arbour dded: You can't believe how grati- ying it is for this team to come ack like this. They worked so getting the puck out. I knew it was in." Maniago confirmed the puck bounced off the goal post. "When 1 turned, it came off mv stick and went in." The Blues picked up Kevin from Buffalo on waivers this season and traded Chris Borde- leau to Chicago Danny. The lilues took a 1-0 edge when Gary Sabourln deflected in Boh Plagor's shot in Hie first period. Thu North Stars finally solved Coron at the lf.-sccond mark of the third penix! on o 10-foot goal by Charlie Burns. The second game of the St. Louis-Boston scries will he in Boston Thursday before thn teams move tn St. Louis for tins third ami (mirth games Satur- day and Sunday. Rangers draw firsl blood Hawks forced issue in RED DEER (Special) An entry from the Crowsnest Pass area of southwestern Alberta has been officially accepted as a new member of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, it was announced Sunday. The league said the new team, to be named later, will operate out of Blairmore, one of about half a dozen communi- ties in the area. Tlie entry of the Crowsnest Pass team brings the number of AJHL teams to eight. The others are Drumheller Falcons, Red Deer Rustlers, Lethbridge Sugar Kings, Calgary Canucks, Calgary Mount Royal College Cougars, and two Edmonton teams, the Movers and Maple Leafs. League president Jim Scou- lar of Calgary also said the league is examining another possible entry but he declined to elaborate. "The Crowsnest area has been without top-calibre hock- ey for approximately 20 years and we feel they will be a tremendous addition to our Secular said. The nrca last had junior hockey in the late 1940s and early 1950s when Scotty Munro, now general manager of Cal- gary Centennials of the West- ern Canada Hockey League, of the third period, breaking in operated a team there. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN We have some fina RECONDITIONED 16" CARRIAGE STANDARD TYPEWRITERS SELLING AT each We also stock a complete line of O ADDING AND CALCULATING MACHINES ROYAL ELECTRIC AND STANDARD TYPEWRITERS CHINOOK OFFICE MACHINES 620 13th St. North Phone 328-6568 Scoular said plans are to be drawn up shortly to expanc the Blairmore arena's seating capacity of between anc from (lie present 800 Blairmore has a population o about but the entire Crowsnest Pass area has i combined population of aboui LCG accepted in College Conference MEDICINE HAT The Lethbridge Communit; College and Grande Prairi' Community College have bee: accepted as members of th Alberta College Athletic Con ference, it was announced Fri day. The LCC, once known as th Lethbridge Junior College wa one of the charter members o the conference, but droppe out of competition two year ago. Both Lethbridge and Grand Prairie will enter men's an women's basketball teams conference play. The Kodiak are the current 4-West basket ball champions. Other members of the con ference are lied Deer, Olds C a m r o s e, Calgary Moun Royal, Medicine Hat, Norther Alberta Institute of Technolog and Southern Alberta Institut of Technology. Meanwhile the University o Lethbridge have been ac cepted in the College Confer ence Hockey League. The Pronghorns hockey team wi] now toil in the new hocke; league set up for next yeai but the remaining universit; teams will still participate i the Western Canada Inter-Co! legiate Conference. What's new in Trailering from PREBCO? The Revolutionary New INSTA PARK STABILIZER from this TRAVELLING POSITION to this PARKED POSITION IN 5 SECONDS! PREBCO RECREATION VEHICLES 4lh Ave. and 6Hi Si. North (Juil Won of the Cm Company) Phone 328-4421 ard for such a long period. We new alter the second game iat we could bounce hack and vin." The North Stars, who finished econd In the West, won the rst two games here, St. Louis hen won two at home, and Min- esota and St. Louis spiit the ext two games to set up Sun- lay's final deciding game. The St. Louis victory stunned he Minnesota crowd of ?he North Stars outshot tha Blues 29-27 In regulation time- and held the momentum overtime until Terry Crisp fired a pass to Danny O'Shea al centre Ice. We have a Iwo-on-one break and I hit Kevin at the blue said Danny. "I saw Kevin lad room and he hit it flush There was no reaction after the goal. I thought they were going 10 call offside." Kevin O'Shea's shot glancec off a goal pipe, caromed of goalie Cesare Manlago's stick and landed in goal. "I heard it hit the sale Kevin, "and I went in looking for the rebound. But then I saw Danny with his stick In then ST. LOUIS I MINNESOTA 1 First Perlcrf I. St. Louis. Sabourli 3 [Bon Plager, St. Marseille) PenaMM D. O'Shea Rei Sflbourln Goldswortrv Caron served by K. O'She Motins Second Period No scoring. Penal lies St. Marseille Hextal Third Period I. Minnesota, Burn 1 (Harris) Penalties Droul O'Shea Overtime 3. St. Louis, K. O'She 3 (D. O'Shea, Crisp) None. Shots on gcal by SI. Louis 7 I Minneiola 10 I Attendance CHICAGO CCP) For a while, it appeared New York Rangers were about to adminis- ter a sound hockey lesson (o Chicago Black Hawks here Sun- day night. But suddenly a 3-0 New York lead was reduced to 3-2 in the third period. The Rangers wound up scrambling mightily to emerge with a victory by that score in tho first game of a besl-of-sevun Stanley Cup semi- final. Ted Irvine scored in the first period and Brad Park and Wait Tkaczuk in the second and the Rangers appeared to be well in control until halfway through, the third. Then two rapid-fire goals, by Stan Mikita and Chris Borde- leau, brought on a roaring fin- h. "We put on a pretty strong 55 said Emile Francis, le Hanger general-manager ud coach. GOAL FLUKEY The five minutes missing rom this assessment started ,'ith a flukey goal at of lie third period. Jerry Korab nd Mikita broke intc Danger zone on an inn ooking rusli that suddenly pro- need Mikila's second goal of his year's playoffs. The puck hanged course at least twice Her leaving Mikita's stick be- ore whizzing past Ed Giacomin ff the back c[ Mac Gregor's leg, Irvine said the luck also hit his leg in transit, Just two minutes and 10 sec- mds later Bortleleau got his bird goal o! the playoffs. He vas given the puck in close on a pass from Doug Jarrett at the bluelinc. The Hangers, who played sec- ond and third periods without defcnccman .Neilson and lacked forward Bill Fairhairn in the third period, also had their goalkeeper Gincomin knocked out of action temporarily. Neilson and Fairbairn were hit by Black Hawk shots, Neil- sun takim; a blast from Dennis Hull on a finder on his right hand. There was otily a little more .ban a minute- left in the game vhen Giacomm was involved in pileup to the left of his cage d he went limp. About three minutes later he was on his feet and finished the game. The grey-haired netmindor LMHA ready for awards banquet The Lctlibrklge Minor Hock- ey Association will wind up the 1971-72 season a banquet and trophy awards Sunday al p.m. at Henderson Lake Ice Centre. The banquet is open to the general public, along with all minor hockey league players and their families. Tickets sli ould he pi c ked up by Wed- nesday and tbe cover charge for the event is set for a person, Meanvrliile all boys who are selling tickets for the LMHA are requested fo hand In their tickets to the minor hockey ex- ecutive members no later than Wednesday. an ice pack on his left leg as he left Chicago Stadium, He said the leg went numb in the lileup and for a while be foared igamcnt trouble. A decision as .0 whether he'll play Tuesday night may not be made until the last minute. The Bangers, who to the Black Hawks last spring in seven hard-fought semi-final games, started this series only three nights after eliminating Montreal Canadians 4-2 in games. The Black Hawks have been idle for a week after oust- ing Pittsburgh Penguins four straight. The first period was close, with neither team taking many chances. The Rangers had only six shots on goal, but one' was unstoppable. Irvine, standing unchecked at the corner of the goal, banged home a perfect pass from Pete Stemkowski at The Rangers did such a thor- ough checking job in the second period the Hawks had only three shots at Giacomin. The New Yorkers also struck for two goals within 35 seconds. Park received a pass from Bobby Rousseau at, and sank his shot from 15 feet out. Speedy Gene Carr was the key figure In the third Ranger goal at Tkaczuk swooped an to net the rebound off Carrs third shot at Tony Esposito (taring the period. The Hawks got Espoiato off the ice for the last half minute of the game but had only one .coring chance with the extra forward. This ended in another pileup after Giacomin slopped a Mikila shot. Vic Itadficld took aim at tha empty Clircago net just before the gong anid missed by a foot. MacGregor hnndlfd most of the task of checking Bobby Hull, who had 50 goals during the season. The hard-shoot in Chicago winger was credited with nine sliots on Giacomin but was kept off (he scoresheet. NEW YORK 3 CHICAGO Firsl Perfr-l l. I 3 Ster Irvine cwskO Stem- R. M Third Period 2 (Korsb) I Irsu 3 (Jarrett, -V. tlci Mapnuswi 0: MORE LATER 5hols ort qoal by New York Chicago Attendance l Chicago, Miklta Chicaco, Borde- i] Penal' Ma r tin WRESTLING TONIGHT! P.M. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM TOR KAMATA vs DAVE RUHL BIG BOUTS NORTH LETHBRiDGE MO-TER! SALE DAYS THURS. -FRI.-SAT. APRIL 20th, 21st, 22ndl DISCONTINUED BLEMISHED TUBE TYPE Wilson named top cowboy RED DEER (Special) Bol Wilson of Cardston, w a named All Around Champio; Sunday at tbe sevenlh annua Indoor Silver Buckle rodeo. Wilson captured the s t c e wvestling title in 4.5 seconds. Second place in steer wrest ling went to Dave Penner Brooks, who took 4.9 sec onds and Brian Whitlow of Cremona, Alta, took third in 5.5. Saddle bronc riding honors went to Mel Hyland of Surrey, B.C. with 71 points, one better than Ivan Daines of Innisfail, Alta. John Forbes of Kaycee, Wyo., was third with 67. Daines opening ride of 68 points held up to give him top money in the bareback riding event while tho defending Cana- dian champion, Dale Trottier of Clarkston Valley, Alta., was second with 67. Third went to Doug Flanigan of Madden, Alta., with 65. Dave Garstad of Cal g a r y scored 77 Saturday to take the hull riding event. Richard Gray of Hot Springs, Montana was second with 71 The defending Canadian call- roping champion, Jim G1 a d- stone of Cardston, took the calf-roping event in 10.7 sec- onds. Second was Harold Mandeville of Lcthhridge with 15.1 seconds while Arnie John- j son of Cuthank, Mont., was I third with 15.6. 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