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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 Tit "ERAID lunlijay, April 18. 197' St. Louis playing its hockey of late Bruins not fakin Blues for granted BOSTON' Illucs cnU' St. Louis Stanley Cup IVsUm Liruins, Krcd Stan- T-, for ;in easy sliirls to- ils licsl hockey of Uie SlnnKcUl said Moiuhiy. The Liruins linve been wniliiiR for St. Louis a week since elimi- nating Toronto Maple Leafs in five panics of Ihoir Nalional Hockey League quarU'r-fLiuils. SI. Louis is fresh from an I om'limi: in Ilic clecidini! seventh gume Sunday In its quarter-final w i I h Mitnicsola Narlli Stars. "1 really Ihink SI. Louis is a stronger club a better bal- anced ?ald Slunfield. "They've always had a few pood players like Ucd Bcrensun, and when lie left tlicy got (iarry Ungcr who T think Is he s'ikl, comparing this year's Utues with the Si. Louis club wliicli fell in four straight lo UosLou hi (he final two years ago. "They were never that old n club. IL was Ilic Iwo poaHcndcrs Finnic and Glcnu put average age un into the elder class. "Bui I Ihink with tbc trades they've made, they've got strong and bigger forwards." Stnnficld said Ilic Bruins olso havo a lot of respect for the goaltending St. Louis got in the Minnesota playoff from Jacques Most trophies go to Canucks WOCKEY WINKERS Tha Cify Recrealion Jlockey League held Tls annual awards banquet recently. Tropfiici were presented for outslanding individual efforrs as well ni oll-i1ar awards. The winners are, from the lop, Chester Gal, Bob Gerry Klinkhammer, 75m Ncgrello, Allan Ken Brown, Rob Turner and Al Willis. See Story. The J971-72 City Recreation Hockey League season official- ly camo lo an end with tlicir sixth annual awards banquet on the weekend. Some 70 people who Look in the awards night watched Ihe champion Labor Club Canucks carry away most of the hard- ware. They started oft by earning the Trophies Unlimited Irophy for uinntng the league pennant and finished by taking home the Martens Pro Hardw are Irophy for uinning the playoffs. The Labor Club also honored the Canucks a trophy for being the best team in the five- team league. As usual a first and second all-star (cam was selected by the tongue's executive and team executives. The Labor Club dominated the first, all-star team, taking four of Ihe possible six posi- tions, BROWN TOPS Goalie Ken Brown, defence- men Al Willis and Gerry Klink- hammcr and right winger Al Rowntree were the four Canuck players to win spots on the all- star learn while centreman Gary Paskuski of Purity Bot- tling and left winger Bob Bnl- azs of Miner's Library rounded out the squad, The Canucks also nabbed two spots on the second-all-star club wilh ccnlrcman Tim Neprcllo and right winger Ken Kram- mer getting the honors. Other players chosen for the Put Christopher aivay early Chuvalo clear winner WINNIPEG (CP) most of the fighters on the team were: goalie Don Hall and defenceraaa Howie Yanosik of Williams KJyers; defenceman Gary BartleLt of Purity and left winger Dennis Kisio of the U of L Pronghoras. Individual awards were also presented during the evening and the Canuck3 dominated the selection once more. heavyweight champion George Cliuvalo opened up quickly wilh hard punches In his bout on a controversial Feb. 21 boxing card here, a one-man commis- sion Inquiring into Ihe card was told Monday, Don Ilowand, a former mem- of the Manitoba Boxing and Wrestling Commission and him- self a former Canadian amateur welterweight champion, told Judge Benjamin Hcwak he would havo used the same ap- proach Chuvalo displayed arjainst his opponent on the card: "Put him away early." Rowand and his two former associates, Norm Coston and Ray Dorey, resigned from the boxing and wrestling commis- sion after provincial Recreation Minister Larry Desjardins rec- ommended that suspensions im- posed hy (he commission on four-bout card be revoked until the judicial inquiry was com- pleted. The commission was ap- pointed Following the death of Toronto light heavyweight Slew- art Gray, allegations by Delroil heavyweight Jim Christopher that his life was threatened if he did not throw his fight wilh Chuvalo and other allegations that fighters in the two prelimi- nary bouts took "dives." Gray was fatally Injured when he was knocked out by Cana- dian light heavyweight cham- pion Al Sparks of Winnipeg in by Muhammed AH Kamerlc o! Rcgina and Sam Poke of Detroit was downed in the second by NaFis Ahmut of Toronto. Rowancl snid the boxing find Wrestling commission would never have questioned the Cuu- valo-Christophcr match hut when Christopher's allegation was made, the bout immedi- ately became suspecL Ilowand said Ihe allegation was "a cock and bull story" lie cause Chuvalo was hurling his opponent with solid body punches am! a right to Ihe head. the seventh match and round of Christopher title was decked by Chuvalo In the sec- ond round of a preliminary bout. In other preliminary action, Jesse Fagan of Detroit was knocked out in the second round tETHBRIDGE OFFICE FORNITURE LfMfTED POST OFFICE BOX 93S LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA towel Level Sevenfh Shopping Mail PHONE (403) 328-741) PRESIDENT STAN WORBCYS Choir? We Repair' Lathbridge Office Furniture Limited Negrcllo grabbed the Hamil- ton Floor Coverings Ltd, trophy for winning the league- scoring title, Drown was honored for having the best goals against average, Howntrec vas nanict the most valuable player in Ihe playoffs while Willis was chos en as the most valuable player in league play. Chester Gal of Flyers carte? away the Vanderhilt Brothers Hoofing trophy for the coacr of the year while Boh Tumor of the Pronghorns was namec the league's most gentleman y player for the season. Bob Reid of the Flyers coni- letcd the trophy winners by capturing Ihe most, improved ilayer award. advances in West RED DEKn (CP> Red Deer Hustlers won the Centen- nial Cup western semi final londay night by defeating Ver- non Essos 3-2 on an unassisled loal by Doug Lindskog flt of the third period. The ivin, Red Deer's fourlh n the best-of-scven wes tern Canada series, pives Red Deer the chance to meet Humboldt n the western final for the Cen- .erinjal Cup. Red Deer broke a 2-2 tie when Lindskog stole Ihe puck at the Vernon blueline and rarked his way around delence- man Bill Powell, the lona Vcr- dcfender, before beating goalie Glen Beukerl. Vernon's Ernie Care had tied Ihe at scoring from a scramble in front of Red Deer goalie Graham Parsons whc Lumed in a sensational perfor- mance. Parsons lopped 30 shol-5, 20 in the first period compared mill 26 by Eukert, a playoff pick up from Fenticlon, Bron- cos of the B C. Junior1 Hockey league who was inserted into the Vernon lineup after Red Deer the first three games of the series. John Price gave Vemon a 1-0 lead at of the first per- iod but Terry lied il at Keg Kinch put Red Deer ahead 2-1 wilh Ihe only goal the second period. Referee Ron Bur-wash callec seven penalises, four (o Red Deer including a name miscon duct lo Vernon's Wayne Dye in (he first period for pushing n linesman. The "Hustlers now meet Hum boldt Broncos of the Saskatche Junior Hockey League in the best-of-scven western fina starting Wednesday in Hum boldl. The second game is in Humboldt Thursday. C.ircn, a 31 -year-old rookie who emerged from the minor cagues late in the season. "The only way they beal.Min- ircsola was Ihcir goaltender, ic's been Minnesota out- ilayed (hem hut they gol tire rig saves. "That is what you need in Ihc playoffs, Thai's what we gol Jgalnst Toronto and Ural's Ireal us lasl year. This year we ;ol Ihc best ajjainsl Toronto." Boston goalies Ed Johnston and fierry Cheevers each col- ectcd Iwo victories against Ihe Lead. Johnston gol Ihc nod from coach Tom Johnson to slart to- triyht's game against the Blues and rhcevcrs was scheduled to slart Ihc second game Thursday nighl. Bolh games arc scheduled [or al p.m. MST start. The third and fourth games will be played in SI. Louis Saturday and Sun- day. CHANGED MIND Coach Johnson said he slarled giving serious Ihought lo St. Louis midway through Sunday's final game in Minneapolis after conceding Minnesota the edge throughout the series. "SI. Louis was playing Ihe smarter hockey and seemed to )e gelling belter as time went said Johnson. "And when hey went into overtime, they :rad confidence. He said winning on Minnesota Ire would give the Blues added eonlidencc. Johnston said his [cam-males may he forced to rely on admin- storing a physical beating to the visitors early in the game, a slyle o[ play (he Bruins are noted for. "They'll come In here confi- denf they can bral the Bruins goalie said, "and we'll have to get Ihe jump on Uiem right away. "We'll have to get physical right off the bat. Their defence wa-s great and that Barclay Pla- ger was the best I ever saw him." CATCHES ESPOSITO'S EYE Plager's work, especially In Sunday's game, also caught the eye of Bruins centre Phil Espos- ilo. "Thai's the best game lie ever Esposilo said. "Caron made some great saves bul Barclay must have made 12 slops in front of him." Esposilo also made note ol the forward lines used by St. Lours coach Al Arbour. "I noticed the two O'Shea brothers, Danny and Kevin, and Terry Crisp worked as the checking line. Thai could mean Ihcy will work on Wayne Cash- man, Ken Hodge and myself. Meanwhile, the slatus o[ Derek Sanderson, Boston's other lop eenleman, rcmaince in doubt. Columbia Lions of the Western ''oolball Conference Mon day announced the signing of All- Vmerican running back Johnny Musso from ths University of Uabarna. Sunday, the Lions confirmed Darts Tlie southern Alberta worn en's triple dart championships ore set for this weekend. Entries close this evening for the one-day event set (or tho Miners' Library Saturday. Trophies and cash will he presented [o the teams finish ing first, second and third, Tro- phies will go lo Ihe next three teams. Twisted knee (eels good Giacomiii ready to play tonight CHICAGO fCT) "I sec no reason now why I won't be able to play tomorrow paid New York Rangers goalie Ed Giacomin after checking in (or treatment of a [eft knee twisted in a pileup at Ilic end of Sun- rlay's Stanley Cup hockey pamc here. "It depends on whether It gets worse during the said Ihe 31-year-old Sudhury, Ont., native whose brilliant play anc- hored the Rangers to a 3-2 vic- tory over Chicago Black Hawks in the opener of their bcst-of- seven semi-final playoff. TJie second game i.s set for an p.m. MST start tonight with the third ard fourlh matches FEATURED SERVICE Spring Conditioning CERTIFIED "We're happy to see and serve you." PR AIM onrj r.o ADD Rust Inhibitor INSPECT hoies onH if CHECK wafer pump ADJUST dovp Lulls scheduled for N'ew York Thurs- day and Saturday. SI. Louis Dlues slart the other N'alional Hockey League senii- fimil tonight al Boslon against the Bruins, starting time p.m. MST. Tile second fiame goes in Boston Thursday and (he third and fourth games in St. Louis Saturday and Sun- day, For Giacomin, as well as for Ihn Bangers, history is repeat- ing ilself. IIUIIT LAST YEAR TOO In Ihe opener of the Hangers- Black Hawks scmilinal here last year, Chicago's Bobby hull CAR CARE KING CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. 3rd Ave. and 71 Sf. South, terhbriclge PHONE 328-9271 CERTIFIED GAR CARE skated across the hack of Gia- comin's left hand, leaving a gash and raising a himp. The Rangers won Iliat game 2-1 on Pete goal in overtime and Giacomin went on to play all hut 20 minutes of I the next six Kunrlay nighl. Giacomin invnlvcfl In 3 nitcup si. ftie cnr-; nrr of his net with only 3 min- nln and 19 rectmtla left. Ills left leg went numb and Gfacomin recalled that his first Ihought was "there go [he ligamenls." Afler a lot of ansious liover- Sng over his form by trainer Frnnk Paice and others, Gia- comin arose and completed the game. Steady Krklic, ar, lie's known !n New York, look treatment Monday, vliile the rest of the lenni practised at Chicago Slad- ium. Waitinp in the uings is goalie Gilles Villcmurc who hasn't seen aclion in the playoffs so far this year. Dcrcnceman Jim Ncilson, hil Ivy a shot thai flattened a finger against his slic-k, will prnhahly he ready for tonight's second game. X-rays showed no frac- ture, but Neilson missed nearly two periods of Sunday's game. Winger Bill Fairbairn, hit on Ihe foot by a shot, sat out the Ihird period Sunday but re- ported Monday he's ready lo play again. Although all the playoff games involving the Hangers have been touyh affairs with close scoring, several playeri said the New York team is ccplionaliy relaxed. Kvcn rookie Gene Carr, ac quired from St. Louis Blues in a mid-season (ratlc, Is beginning lo get over a case of slage- fright. "I wag so scared I didn'i know what lo do at sai N Chicago Rappas. 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