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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, April 18, 1970- LONELY BRUIN - John Bucyk finds himself the centre of attention in a recent NHL Stanley Cup playoff game. Surrounding the Boston winger are New York Ranger goal-tender Ed Giacomin, Ab Demarco (24), Bob Nevin (8) and Jim Neilson (15). Bucyk and his Boston teammates will be in Chicago Sunday for the first game of their best-of-seven Eastern Division final series. Reay Declines To make Prediction Bruins Have Momentum Going For Them Sixth Game Set For Monday Cents Tie Oil Kings CALGARY (CP) - Edmonton Oil Kings and Calgary Centennials Friday battled to a 1-1 Me, the second in their best-of-nine Western Division Western Canada Hockey League final series. Centennials lead the series two games to one. Leu Frig opened scoring for Calgary at 7:12 of the first period when a low shot from the blue line beat Edmonton net-minder lam WiMe. Ron Williams tied the score for the Oil Kings when be hatted a puck into the net with 29 seconds left in the period. Edmonton took seven of ten penalties called by referee Bud Ulricb of Winnipeg, including a misconduct to defencemiam Ted McAneeley. Willde made 35 saves, two more than Ed Dyck in the Calgary goal. The sixth game in the series is scheduled for Monday in Edmonton. Meanwhile, rookie Roger Crone scared lour goals Friday to lead the Flin Flon Bombers to a 54 playoff victory over Winnipeg Jets before 1,850 fans. The narrow win gave Flin Flan a 4-3 lead in the best-of-nine Eastern Division finals. The eighth game in the series will be played Sunday in Winnipeg. Wayn e Hawrysli got the Bombers' fifth goad while Neil Komadoski with two, and Chris Oddleifson and Jim Hargreaves SKILLED AUTO PAINT SPRAYER REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Apply to: Bert Knodel, FLEMING MOTORS BODY SHOP Opportunity Days! You'll get a great deal. Plus waiver of finance terms to make It easy on you. Here's some of the equipment we want to move right now. Come In while the deals are hot and the choice is big. , Formall and International Tractors (Models 140, 434, 624, 656, 756, 856, and 1256)  No. 185 Beet.Planters  No. 45 Vibra Shank Cultivators No. 370, 470 and 480 Tandem disc Harrows  No. 3Q0 Diskalls  No. 100 and 150 Press Drills  No. 27 P.T.O. Balers 1 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER SALES AND SERVICE 304 STAFFORD DRIVE, LETHBRIDGE Phone 327-3125 with one goal each replied for Jets. The score was tied 1-1 at the end of the first period but Flin Flon moved ahead to a 5-2 margin after two periods on three goals by Crone. Winnipeg coach Nick Mickos-ki pulled his netmlnder wi th about a minute to go in the game and the Bombers were hard pressed to keep Jets from scoring the tying goal. Flin Flan's goalie Ray Marty-nuik stopped 35 shots while Jets' Mike Schneider kicked out 33. Referee Gordon Kogue of Edmonton called 22 penalties, 11 to each team including three majors, two to Flin Flon. Jones Leading Bareback Event VANCOUVER (CP) - Doug Brown of Silverton, Ore., world champion bull rider, collected 74 of 100 points Friday night to take the lead in the event in the Pacific Indoor Rodeo. Malcolm (Rip) Jones of Lethbridge, Alta., led bareback riders with 69 points and Clyde Longfellow of Lewiston, Idaho, topped saddle bronc contestants with 62. Clay Finlay, 19, of Vancouver, Wash., led calf-roping at 18.5 seconds. By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Editor CHICAGO (CP) -Boston Bruins, with momentum going for them, are due to sneak in today for their best-of-seven series, with the rested Chicago Black Hawks in the Eastern Division playoff final of the National Hockey League. The Bruins, fresh from their brawling 4-2 eastern, semi-final series victory over New York Rangers, will be taken into seclusion by coach Harry Sinden until the' opening whistle at 2 p.m. EST Sunday. All the Boston players were reported* healthy. Chicago, practising and resting for the last week after sweeping their semi-finals against Detroit Red Wings in four games, will work out again today. Rookie defenceman Keith Magnusson had to be coaxed off the ice Friday at practice by trainer Lou Varga. "This is the way it should be," Varga said. "Us and Boston-we went to the wire for first place, played even against each other over the season and played some great games." Chicago coach Billy Reay dec lines to,predict how long the series will go. "After a season like this, who can predict any thing?" he said. "There is going to be a lot of hard checking and lot of fore-checking by both sides. I hope the, winner has something left for the final." PUTS DOWN DEFENCE Winger Cliff Koroll feels Bos ton's strong-armed style' of play is over-rated and says Bob Baun and Ron Harris of Detroit are tougher than any Boston defensive pairing, "Boston's defencemen really haven't given me much trouble," Koroll said. Magnusson said he was concerned about his club's week-long layoff. "I'm just afraid we will be flat for at least the first period of the first game," he said "The layoff has to take something out of us." The rookie isn't overawed by his first Stanley Cup playoff. "We had such a tough race that the playoffs didn't seem too imposing." Chicago and Boston tied for first place in the Eastern Division with 99 points each but the Hawks officially took the Prince of Wales Cup by virtue of having won more games-45 to 40. Boston, however, has outscored the Hawks 21 goals to 19 in games between the two teams Tony Esposito, the rookie goalie who won the Vezina Trophy in carrying the Hawks to the eastern title, gets his big tune-up today. "I've been building up slowly during these workouts, and tomorrow they better force me to extend myself," he said. "I need a hard workout." St. Louis Blues are aiming at their third try for the Stanley Cup and National Hockey League playoff supremacy when they open their best-of-seven semi-final Sunday against Pittsburgh Penguins. And they have a lot going for them-momentum, experience, perhaps the most aggressive home fans in the league and Norm Kramer. While the Penguins have been JOE GREEN SURE KNOWS SHOES JOE GREEN Just Like . . . Our ERNIE KNOWS . . . MOTORS Call Us Today! ERNIE ROSVOLD We Specialize in Tune-Ups CARBURETOR AND IGNITION ALL WORK GUARANTEED! TEXACO CAR CARE Another reason why you should call in at . . . (TEXACOl El Rcmcho Texaco Service 6th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive South PHONE 327.5406 resting since bouncing Oakland Seals out-of contention in four straight games, the Blues have been battling the tenacious Minnesota North Stars through a six-game quarter-final. They finally clinched their semi-final berth Thursday night. And, they did it just the way they wanted, before their exhub-erant fans under the imaginative direction of arena organist Norm Kramer, credited throughout the league as being a major factor in the Blues dominance of the Western Division throughout it's three-year existence. S'o dominant have the Blues been that they have Won the division every year, overcome two previous challenges to their playoff position and gone to the final in both previous tries. In 1868 the Blues battled the North Stars through a blistering seven-game final that included four overtime engagements before running headlong in to Montreal Canadiens and dying in four straight one-goal losses. Last year the Blues clobbered Los Angeles Kings in four straight semi-final games before dropping another straight set to the Canadiens. This year they face Red Kelly's surging Penguins, their closest rivals over the regular season, although second in the final standings by a gaping 22 points. Most experts expect the Blues to make the final for the third straight year, on the basis of their final league standing, their playoff maturity and the roof-raising support they get from | SULLY SAYS � -By Pat Sullivan] ^LTHOUGH it grieves me to say it, the best teams emerged with the spoils in the eastern division quarter-finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. After watching a good portion of both series I have to say justice prevailed. With Boston Bruins and Chicago Black Hawks meeting in the eastern final the stage is set for what could be a repeat of last year's tremendous battle between the same Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens. 'In the west Scotty Bowman has Ms St. Louis .Blues back on track after being stopped twice by Minnesota North Stars. The Blues had not lost to any western division team in the playoffs in two seasons. Some felt the Blues could be had but they showed they still are the team to beat in the west. But how do you like those Pittsburgh Penguins? The first time they make the playoffs and look what they do. They send Earl Ingarfield and his Oakland Seals' mates packing for a long summer. The Penguins won't be giyen much of a chance to unseat the Blues in the western final but they could surprise a few people. The one sure thing is that the Red Kelly-coached Penguins will make the Blues realize they have been in a series. It has been said before and will more than likely be said on numerous occasions during the Boston-Chicago final, when the eastern winner meets the west division champions for the Stanley Cup it will be anti-climatic. Even-1 couldn?t go wrong picking the east over the west and I don't have to remind you how bad I've been picking them this yeah If the west were to win the Stanley Cup it would set the. league back another five years. Enough watering down was done in the first expansion and-yet another comes up for next season. If the established east was to give up the.coveted Stanley Cup it would be a major disaster. It would make the World Series triumph by the New York Mets seem as though- the Mets had a dynasty going for them. It would be as embarrassing as. if the Russians were to defeat the Stanley Cup champions in a seven-game world series of hockey. With regards to the final series featuring the Bruins and Hawks this one could be a dandy. It has all the ingredients of being a real barn-burner. There is nothing missing. Very little to choose between the two clubs. Both have skaters, hitters, checkers, You name it, they have it. A great deal of the attention, when not on Bobby Orr, Bobby Hull or Stan Mikita, will be focused on the duel expected between Phil Esposito of the Bruins and his brother Tony of the Hawks. It should be a clash to match all clashes. Like two brothers fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world. Bets will be made as to who will hold the upper hand when all' is over. Will Phil score goals with his usual consistency? Will Tony concentrate on stopping his brother to allow other Bruins a better opportunity? This battle could have a very big effect on the outcome of the series which opens Sunday. It has to. I'm not picking either club to win it. I've already spent the grocery money watching Detroit go out in four games. I'll tell you one thing for almost positive (that's a beautiful statement) whoever collects will have to wait until at least the sixth game, maybe longer. Both clubs have the horses. For the Bruins the wait has been a long one. The Hawks were champions in 1961. This doesn't matter to them. They 'want to win this year. i Like I said before, it's your money, you bet it. But if you figure out a foolproof way of winning remember my number is in the book. THINK OF MOTHER! TRY A 1970 GENERAL ELECTRIC DISHWASHER FOR 5 DAYS AT NO CHARGE OR OBUGATION A model for every need and every budget the 16,000-plus fans that annually jam their way into the sweltering St. Louis Arena to cheer them on. But this year the script would be changed since the Canadiens failed to make the playoffs and the opposition will be either Boston Bruins or Chicago Black Hawks. Among the most mature of the Blues are their perennial scoring leaders Red Berenson, Ab McDonald and Phil Goyette, the only Western Division players among the playoff scoring leaders. Berenson is tied for fifth with nine points on four goals and five assists with McDonald sixth one five goals and three assists and Goyette tied for 10th spot on one goal and six assists. Berenson is in great company with Bobby Hull of Chicago and Rod Gilbert of New-York Rangers while Goyette is in the same playoff scoring class as S'tan Mikita of Chicago and Johnny McKenzie of Boston. ELRICH TIRE LTD. SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W ... 6 .. 5 . 5 .. 4 3 I West .. 10 ... 4 . 5 . 5 . S 3 L Pet. OBL .750 .425 .425 .500 .3333 .125 .74? .500 .500 .455 .455 .300 1 1 2 3Vi 5 m 4 4 St. Louis ... Pittsburgh ... Chicago .. New York ... Philadelphia .. Montreal ... . Cincinnati ... San Francisco ... Atlanta ...... , San Diego..... Houston ...... Los Angeles .. TODAY'S GAMES Philadelphia Bunnlng 0-1 at New York Ryan 0-0 Montreal Rento 0-1 at Chicago Holtzman 1-1. St. Louis Carlton 0-1 at Pittsburgh Walker 1-0. Los Angeles Foster 1-1 a t Atlanta Nash 1-0 N. San Francisco Robertson 0-0 at Cincinnati McGlothlln 1-1. San Diego Coombs 1-0 at Houston Lemaster 0-1 N.. FRIDAY'S RESULTS San Fren .. 100 031 001-S 12 0 Cincinnati . 000 200 204- S 12 1 Robertson, Bryant (7) MeMahon (2-1) (7) LInzy (7) and Gibson; Nolan, Clonlnger (5) Granger (1-1) (8) and Bench. HRs: SF-McCovey (4). Cln-Bench (3) May (3) Rose (1) McRae (1) Perez (5). Phiia..... 009 too 000-9 8 i New York . 103 120 MX-� 7 0 Jackson (0-2) Palmer (3) Wilson (4) Selma (7) and McCarver, Compton (8); Seaver (2-0) and Grote. HR: NY- Harrelson (1). Montreal . . Ml 110 011-7 12 0 Chicago ... 420 000 002- 8 12 1 Stoneman, Morton (3) Reed (4) Mc Glnn (7) Raymond (0-1) (� Sembera (9) and Boceabella, Hlatt (3); Jenkins, Agulrre (9) Abernethy (9) Re. gan (1-0) (9) and Hundley. HR: Mtl- Staub (1); Chi-Calllson (2). St. Louis .. 203 000 100- 8 9 1 Pittsburgh . 002 000 000- 2 7. 1 Culver (2-0) and Torre; Blass (1-1) Glustl (3) and Garber (7) and May. HR: StL-Allen (4). San Diego .. 010 000 DO*- 1 11 2 Houston ... NO 101 Jtx- 4 8 1 Roberts (1-1) Herbel (7) and Can-nlzzaro; Dlerker (3-0) and Edwards. HR: Hou-Wynn (4). Los Angeles at Atlanta, ppd. LEAGUE LEADERS AB Henderson, SP ,. . 44 Dletz, SF.......39 Gallagher, SP ... 49 Cepede, Atl .. . . 38 Perez, Clnel.....46 10 19 .413 Runs - Henderson, 13; Bonds, San Francisco, 12. Runs Batted In - Aaron, Atlanta, 14; Henderson, 13. Hits - Henderson, 22; Gallagher, San Francisco, 21. .� ' Doubles - Cepeda, Atlanta; Dletz, Gaston, San Diego; four tied with 4. Triples - Doyle, Philadelphia, and Gonzalez, Atlanta, 2; 26 tied with 1. Home Runs - Colbert, San Diego and Perez, Cincinnati, 5; five tied with 4. Stolen Bases - Cardenal, St.' Louis, S; Morgan, Houston; Wynn, and Bonds, 4. .. Pitching - Dlerker, Houston, 3-0, l.OOO; Merrlft, Cincinnati, 2-1, .447; McWahon, San Francisco, 2-1, .667. Strikeouts - Nlekro, Atlanta and Merrltt, Cincinnati, 17; Singer, Los Angeles and Ellis, Pittsburgh, 16. , AMERICAN LEAGUE East W 6 . 5 . 4 . 5 ,,. 3 2 Wast 4 H H Pet 13 22 .478 6 17 .436 10 21 .439 9 14 .-421 Detroit . . Baltimore . Washington Boston New York Cleveland . Pet GBL 667 .625 .571 .566 .333 .250 .667 .647 .556 .500 .133 .333 California . _ Minnesota ... 4 Oakland .... 5 Kansas City . . 4 4 Chicago ...... 3 6 Milwaukee...... 3 * TODAY'S GAMES Minnesota TI a nt 0-0 at Oakland Downing 1-0." Kansas city Drago 1-1 at California Messersmlth 2-1 N. Chicago Horlen M at Milwaukee Bonn 0-1. Boston Lee 0-0 at Detroit Loltch 2-1 Washington Bosman 1-1 at Cleveland McDowelf 1-1. New York Peterson 1-1 at Baltimore. McNally 2-0. FRIDAY'S RESULTS Boston . 200 000 000 00- If 1 Detroit . 180 000 010 81-* 7 1 Peters, jarvls (7) Lyle (8) Romo (8) Brett (0-1) (10) and Moses; Nlekro, Lasher (1-0) 9 and Freehan. HR: Bos -Smith (2). N. York 000 100 000 03- 4 i 0 Bait. .: .800 000 018 00- 1 7 2 Stottlemyre, McDanlel (1-0) (10) and Munson; Phoebus, Rlchert (9) Hall (1-1) (11) and Hendricks. Minnesota . 200 000 000- 2 1 8 Oakland .. . 008 320 OOx- 5 13 1 Kaat (1-1), Barber (4), Zepp (5), Hall (6), Williams (7) and MHterwald, Ratllff (7); Hunter (2-1) and Duncan. HRs-Minn - Ollva (2). Oak - Johnson (1), Duncan (1), Kan City .. Ill 020 101- 7 18 1 California. . . 002 030 000- S 7 3 Morehead (1-0), Brooker (8) and E. Rodriguez; Murphy (1-1), Fisher (7), Doyle (9) and Azcue. HR-Cal-Johnston (2). LEAGUE LEADERS American League Johnstone, Calif . 21 S 11 .324 Hevley, M11 ..... 39 4 17 .436 Monday, Oak .. . 35 S 14 .424 Brlnkman, Wash . 24 4 10 .417 Moses, Bos ... 32 3 13 .404 Runs - Smith, Boston, 11; Fregesi, California, 10. , Runs Batted In - Walton, Milwaukee, 13; 'Alyea, Minnesota, ,11. Hits - Hovley, 17; Walton, Milwaukee, 15. Doubles - W. Horton, Detroit) Melton, Chicago, Monday, Oakland, and Hovley, 4; 11 tied with 3.  Triples - Rodriguez, California and Voss, California, 2; 14 tied with 1. Home Runs - Walton, 4; Alyea, and Epstein, Washington, '3. Stolen Bases - Yastrezmskl, Boa-ton, 6; Blair, Baltimore, 5. Pitching - McNally, Baltimore, Lon-borg, Boston; Nierko, Detroit, Cox, Washington, Janeskt, Chicago, Butler, Kansas City, Perry, Minnesota, 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts - Lolleti, Detroit, 14; Messersmlth,-California, 22. PRO BASKETBALL NBA New York 96 Milwaukee 101 New York leads best-of-seven eastern final 2-1 Atlanta 114 Los Angeles 115 Los Angeles leads best-of-seven western final 3-0 ABA New York 122 Kentucky 118 New York leads best-of-seven east-ern semi-final 1-0 Washigfon lit Denver 130 Denver leads best-of-seven western semi-final 1-0 HOCKEY RESULTS American Baltimore 6 Montreal 18 Montreal wins best-of-seven quarterfinal 4-1 Central Iowa 6 Omaha 7 Omaha leads best-of-seven final 3-1 International Dayton 5 Port Huron 8 Best-of-seven final tied 2-1 Allan Cup Vlctorlavllle 1 Orlllla 3 Orlllla leads best-of-seven semi-final 3-2 Memorial Cup Charloffetown 2 Quebec i Charlottetown leads best-of-seven eastern semi-finals 2-1 Wevburn 2 Thunder Bay 5 Thunder Bay leads best-of-seven western final 2-0 Montreal 2 Toronto 4 Best-of-seven eastern quarter-finals tied 3-3 Western Canada Edmonton 1 Calgary 1 Calgary leads best-of-nlna final 2-1, two tied. Ontario Junior B Dixie 7. Hamilton 4 Dixie leads best-of-seven final 1-0 Intermediate A Val D'Or, Que. 4 Powell River, B.C. 6 First of best-of-flve national final PLAYOFF LEADERS G A PtS Orr, Bos............... 7 3 10 Esposito, Bos........... 6 4 10 Berenson, SL......... .. 4 5 9 Gilbert, NY......... 4 5 9 R. Hull, Chi............ 3 4 9 McDonald, SL'.......... 5 3 8 Goldsworthy, Minn...... 3 4 7 Mikita, Chi............. 3 4 7 Goyette, SL ............. 1 4 7 McKenzie, Bos .............. 1 4 7 FARM SPECIAL! \ eaaaaM^aaaMMaaMHMiMH 18.4 x 34 6 ply REAR Tractor Tires EACH ONLY...... $ ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TIRE SALES & SERVICE 402 lit Ave. South Phone 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;