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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE LETHBR1DGE 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. Sixth Game Set For Monday Reay Declines To Make Prediction Bruins Have Momentum Going For Them Cents Tie Oil Kings CALGARY (CP) - Edmonton Oil Kings and Calgary Centennials Friday battled1 to a 1-1 tie, the second in their best-of-nine Western Division Western Canada Hockey League final series. Centennials lead the series two games to one. Len Frig opened scoring for Calgary at 7:12 of the first period when a low shot from the blue line beat Edmonton net-minder Ian WilMe. Ron Williams tied the score for the Oil Kings when he batted a puck into the net with 29 seconds left in the period. Edmonton took seven of ten penalties called by referee Bud Ulrich of Winnipeg, including a misconduct to defencenuain Ted McAneeley. Wilkie 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 5-4 playoff victory over Winnipeg Jets before 1,850 fans. The narrow win gave Flin Flora a 4-3 lead in the best-of-nine Eastern Division finals. The eighth game in the seines will be played Sunday in Winnipeg. W a yn e Hawrysh got the Bombers' fifth goad while Neil Komadoski with two, and Chris Oddleifson and Jim Hai-gr eaves 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 it big. Farmall 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. 300 Diskalls No. 100 and 150 Press Drills No. 27 P.T.O. Balers 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-ld pulled his netmlnder wi th about a minute to go in the game and tie Bombers were hard pressed to keep Jets from scoring the tyitog goal. Flin Flon's goalie Ray Marty-nuik stopped 35 shots while Jets' Mike Schneider kicked out 33. Referee Gordon Hogue of Edmonton called 22 penalties, 11 to each team including three majors, two to Fin 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 pfedict how long the series will go. "After a season like this, who can predict anything?" 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 Boston'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 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. JOE GREEN JOE GREEN SURE KNOWS SHOES 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 . . . ftEXACOl El Rancho Texaco Service 6fh Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive South PHONE 327-5406 In 1968 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 .Willi I SULLY SAYS j -By Vat 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 his 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 given 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 I 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 year. 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. 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 OBLIGATION 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'fcan Mikita of Chicago and Johnny McKenzie of Boston. ELRICH TIRE LTD. SPORT SCORES Ellf W L Fct. OBU .. t 2 .750 _ .. 5 3 .625 1 . 5 3 .625 1 .. 4 0 .500 2 3 6 .3333 3Vs 1 7 .125 5 West .. 10 3 .769 _ ... 6 6 .500 3Vj . 5 5 .500 3V4 5 6 .455 4 . 5 6 .455 4 . 3 7 .300 SV4 NATIONAL LEAGUE St. LOUIS ... Pittsburgh ... Chicago ... . New York .., Philadelphia . Montreal ... Cincinnati ... San Francisco Atlanta ... . San Diego ... Houston ... . Los Angeles . TODAY'S GA.dES Philadelphia Bunntng 0-1 at New York Ryan 0-0 Montreal R  n ko 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 MeGlothlln 1-1. San Diego Coombs 1-0 at Houston Lemaster 0-1 N. FRIDAY'S RESULTS San Fran .. 100 03( Ml-5 12 0 Cincinnati . 000 200 204- 1 12 1 Robertson,. Bryant (7) McMahon (2-1) (7) Llnzy (9) 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). Phlla..... 000 000 000- 1 8 1 New York . 103 (20 OOx- 17 0 Jackson (0-2) Palmer (3) Wilson (4) Selma (7) and McCarver, Compton (8); Seaver (2-0) and Grott. HR: NY- Harrelson (1). Montreal . . 001 110 013-7 12 0 Chicago ... 420 00* Mi- I 12 1 Stoneman, Morton (3) Reed (4) Mc Glnn (7) Raymond (0-1) (B) Sembera (9) and Boceabella, Htatt (3); Jenkins, Agulrrt (9) Abernathy (9) Re-gan (1-0) (9) and Hundley. HR: Mtl- Staub (1); Chl-Calllson (2). St. Louis .. 201 0M M0- S 9 1 Pittsburgh . Ml 090 00*- 1 7 1 Culver (2-0) and Torre; Blass (1-1) Glustl (3) and Garber (7) and May. HR: StL-Allen (4). San Diego .. 010 M0 00*- 1 11 2 Houston ... MO 101 2*x- 4 I 1 Roberts (1-1) Herbel (7) and Can-ntzzaro; Dlerker (3-0) and Edwards. HR: Hou-Wynn (4). Los Angeles at Atlanta, ppd. LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet Henderson, SP .. . 46 13 22 .478 Dletz, SF....... 39 6 17 .436 Gallagher, SP ... 49 10 21 .439 Cepeda, All ... . 38 9 16 .421 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 Stolen Bases - Cardenat, St.' Louis, 5; Morgan, Houston; Wynn, and Bonds, 4. Pitching - Dlerker, Houston, 1-0, 1.000; Merrltt, Cincinnati, 2-1, .667; McMahon, San Francisco, 2-1, .667. Strikeouts - NIekro, Atlanta and Merrltt, Cincinnati, 17; Singer, Los Angeles and Ellis, Pittsburgh, 16. AMERICAN LEAOUB Detroit . . . Baltimore . Washington . Boston New York .. Cleveland . . California . . Minnesota . Oakland Kansas city Chicago . .. Milwaukee Best W L Pet GBL 6 3 .667 - . S 3 .625 . 4 3 .571 1 . 5 4 .566 1 .. 3 6 .333 3 2 6 .250 3V� West . 6 3 .667 - 4 2 .667 . S A .556 1 4 4 .500 1V4 . 3 6 .133 3 .. 1 6 .333 3 TODAY'S GAMES Minnesota TI  nt 0-0 at Oakland Downing 1-0." Kansas city Drago 1-1 at California Messersmlth 2-1 N. Chicago Horlen 1-1 at Milwaukee Bonn 0-1. Boston Lea 0-0 at Detroit Lollch 2-1 Washington Bosman 1-1 at Cleveland McDowell 1-1. New York Peterson M at Baltimore. McNally 2-0. FRIDAY'S RESULTS Boston . 200 000 0M M- 111 Detroit . 110 MO 010 tl- S 7 1 Peters, Jarvls (7) Lyle (8) Romo (8) Brett (0-1) (10) and Moses; NIekro, Lasher (l-o) � and Freehan. HR: Bos -Smith (2). N. York 000 100 0M 03- 4 6 0 Bait. .. .800 000 Oil 00- 1 7 2 Stottlemyre, McDanlel (1-0) (10) and Munson; Phoebus, Rleherf (9) Hall (1-1) (11) and Hendricks. Minnesota . 200 000 000- 111 Oakland .. . 00* 320 OOx- 5 11 1 Kaat (1-1), Barber (4), Zepp (5), Hall (6), Williams (7) and Mltterwald, Ratllff (7); Hunter (2-1) and Duncan. HRs-Minn - Ollva (2). Oak - Johnson (1), Duncan cl). Kan city .. Ill 020 101- 7 II 1 California . . 002 030 000- 5 7 1 Morehead (1-0), Brooker (8) and E. Rodriguez; Murphy (1-1), Fisher (7), Doyle (9) end Azcue. HR-Cal-Johnston (2). LEAGUE LEADERS American League Johnstone, Calif . 21 J 11 .524 Hevley, Mil..... 39 4 17 .436 Monday, Oak .. . 35 5 14 .424 Brlnkman, Wash .24 4 10 .417 Moses, Bos . . 32 3 13 .406 Runs - Smith, Boston, 11; Fregosl, 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 fled with 3.  Triples - Rodriguez, California and Voss, California, 2; 16 tied with 1. Home Runs - Walton, 4; Alyea, and Epstein, Washington, '3. Stolen Bases - Yestrezmskl, Bee-ton. 6; Blair, Baltimore, 5. Pitching - McNally, Baltimore, Lon-borg, Boston; Nlerko, Detroit, Cox, Washington, Janeskl, Chicago, Butler, Kansas City, Perry, Minnesota, 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts - Lollch, 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 11J Los Angeles leads best-of-seven western final 3-0 ABA New York 122 Kentucky 118 New York leads best-of-seven eastern semi-final 1-0 Wsshlgton 111 Denver 130 Denver leads best-of-seven western semi-final 1-0 HOCKEY RESULTS American Baltimore t Montreal 19 Montreal wins best-of-seven quarterfinal 4-1 Central Iowa 6 Omaha 7 Omaha leads best-of-seven final S-1 International Dayton 5 Port Huron I Best-of-seven final tied 2-1 Allan Cup Vlctorlavllle 1 Orlllla 3 Orlllla leads best-of-seven teml-flnal 3-2 Memorial Cup Charlottetown 2 Quebee t Charlottetown leads best-of-seven eastern semi-finals 2-1 Wevburn 2 Thunder Bay S Thunder Bay leads best-of-seven western final 2-0 Montreal 2 Toronto 4 Best-of-seven eastern quarter-flnalt tied 3-3 Western Canada Edmonton 1 Calgary 1 Calgary leads best-of-nlne final 2-1, two fled. 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. t 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 I 9 McDonald, SL.......... 5 3 8 Goldsworfhy, Minn...... 3 4 7 Mikita, Chi............. 3 4 7 Goyette, SL ............. 1 6 7 McKenzie, Bos .............. 14 7 FARM SPECIAL! 18.4 x 34 6 ply REAR Tractor Tires EACH ONLY s ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TIRE, SALES & SERYICE 403 1st Ave. South Phone 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;