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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, April 18, 19, 3 Lona eludes Favell inson let the air Philadelphia (.LE.N.N COLE .MONTREAL, (CF' The Big Bird came through for Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night in the second gainc cf their best-of- seven Stanley Cup semi final scries against Philadelphia Fly- ers, er'. The Big Robin- a shot post Phila- I dclphia goaltender Doug Favell at of the first overtime pe- riod to give Montreal a 4-3 win and evon the series at 1-1. Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lafleur Jacques Lemaire scored the other Montreal goals. Andre Dupont, Gary Dornhosfer and Bill Flett scored for Phila- delphia, who play hist to the Canadiens at the Spectrum in Leafs Tl O CBS dS By GRANT Canadian Press Sports Editor TORONTO (CP! Toronto Maple Leafs, who didn't do badly under cobrful Punch Im- lach who they unloaded four years ago. Tuesday announced the resignation of his successor, John JIcLelLin rucLellan's four years as coach of the National Hockey League club were largely un- d'stinguished: The Leafs missed the playoffs tv.ice and v.ere knocked out in the Stanley Cup quarter-finals the ether two years. This season Toronto struggled to a sixth-place finish in the eight-team East Division while Imlach. who coached the Leafs to four Stanley Cups and missed the playoffs only once in 11 years, was building a potential powerhouse as general-manager in Buffalo. The Sabres, only in their third year in the league, made" the playoffs this year and are being touted as one of the future pow- ers. Jim Gregory, Leaf general- manager, fold a news confer- encs Tuesday that McLellan had resigned, bu: would stay Kimberley, Moose Jaw join event Teams from Saskatchewan and British Columbia have been added to the list of entries in the first annual LeUvvidge In- vitational Midget Hockey Tour- nament slated to go this wsek- jnd. Eight clubs will take part in ihe three-day affair which gets under way Friday morning at nice o'clock and concludes Sun- day night. Teams from Cold Lake, Re- gina, Cranbrook and the host Elks v.ill be joined by the Moose Jaw Jets and the Kim- berley Lions. Both clubs are expected to do extremely well in the first annual event. Meanwhile the tourney draw has been organized so that jach team is guaranteed three The first round losers will move to the section while ihe winners vull advance to the section. The winners of each division then meet in the champ- ionship final Sunday night. with the club to "work as an I executive." He said a new coach has net yet been hired. "I can honestly tell you that we have not made any agree- ment with anybody." Gregory said. ''We are going to be talk- ing to seme people we have in mind. I would hope we would be able to come up with a coach by the beginning or the end of the Memorial Cup playoffs." The Memorial Cup will start May 7 in Montreal. He added that McLellan will ace as a scout for the Maple Leafs although "his new duties have not been completely de- fined." McLellan said he made up his j mind to retire from don't like the word quit, after all I did finish the sea- February, for several reasons. WAS A TOUGH YEAR' "I have a few personal rea- sons why I did it, but the main thing was it was a tough year and believe me it's not the idea of quitting. I think coaching in Toronto is maybe tougbter than coaching in any other city in the National Hockey League. is tough but they've get a fine hockey club and il's a little bit easier when i you're winning. I've been i coaching for 14 years and I the first 10 were a snap i compared with the last four." In the McLellan years the I Leafs made the playoffs in 1970- 171 and 1971-72. They finished sixth in his first year, 1969-70, and duplicated that this year. The 44-year-old said ha "never thought I'd last four year when he took the job. He said "we had our ups and we had cur downs and I thought last year we'd built up to a pretty good hockey team, a con- tending hockey club." "Then the bottom seemed to fall our cf it and not knocking anybody, but we had as many as'nine first-year hockey play- ers in the lineup this winter and to my thinking you can't win in this league with nine first-year players, especially with two j rookie goaltenders game No. 3 Thursday night. "I fooled everybody including said Robinson, who picked up the Big Bird nick- name up at the Canadiens' Lau- rentian resort hideaway. "I could say I was aiming for the top corner, but I'd bs lying. I was trying to shoot at the net to make the goalie make the glcve save. GOING TO PA.SS "I was going to pass to Frank but he told me to go, go. I put everything I had on tht shot. I gave it a lot of wood." Robinson, who lives in Met- calfe, Out. a community just scuth of Ottawa, said he poked the puck off Gary Dornhoeier and it came off the boards iack to him. "It was a pass from Larry to he chuckled. Robinson said he felt Favell might have screened on the shot but when Canadiens' coach Scotty Bowman showed a videotape replay of the goal after the game, it appeared Fa- vell made a move on it and was cleanly beaten. The Flyers' goaltender Iiad little to say to reporters on the matter except that he saw the shot and it dropped. Bowman took great pains to explain that Dornhoafer was the "goaf on the goal. KEY PLAY Hawks lead 2-1 Reay upset despite win Ready to return As in the days cf old when knights were bold, Keith Magnussen of Chicago Black Hawks is being fitted with a piece of armor. The protective helmet is to shield a broken "The key play on the goal jaw suffered last Sunday against New York Rangers. Fitting the helmet is Walter Gun- za, an equipment specialist. Magnussen hopes to be back in the line-up Thursday night. Ladies' meeting The I.ethbridge Minor Hock- ey Association Ladies' Auxi- liary will stage monthly meeting tonight, not Thursday night as stated in Tuesday's sedition of the Lethbridge Her- 'aM. The meeting will get under way at 7 p.m. in room 2 at the HAS MORE BLOOMIN' VALUES HYBRID TEA Peace New Yorker Doctor Mojave 2 YEAR FIELD GROWN CHOOSE FROM: Crimson Glory Talisman Mirandy Blaze Climber And Many More Woolworfh Price 93 was mad3 by the coach said. "He waved at Larry in front o f our bsnch. If he takes him out, there's no way he gets over the blueline. "I mention that because al] they talk about over on the other side is taking the man out. Instead of doing that, he turned to the insids. don't think -we would have ever tied it up in the third pe- riod if they hadn't had Schultz cohering (Yvan) Cournoyer." knocked Bob Mur- doch's rebound from the point behind Favell at of the fi- nal period. Murdoch blas'ed a shot from just inside the blue- lira -which hit Favell on the left shoulder. Flyers' captain Bobby Clarke was not impressed with. Bow- man's assessment. MORE CAREFUL ''He should be niore careful with what he says about other t e s m' s Clarke snapped. "If he's such a brilliant coach, how come they didn't win the first game? "Every time you come in here, Scotty is making some comment abaut one of the play- ers on the other team. He has enough problems with his own team. Nobody likes him." The game was rougher than the opening game of the series Saturday, won 5-4 by Phila- delphia. Referee Bruce Hood kept thing fairly well under con- trol and assessed 39 minors, six to the Flyers. MONTREAL 4, PHILADELPHIA 3 First Period 1. Philadelchia, Du- pont 1 (Kelly, Crisp) 2. Philad- elphia, Dornhcefer 3 'MacLeish, Bla- don) 3. Montreal Lafleur 3 and Bench; Norman Ross f8) ard Kendall. HRs: On Pittsburch 3H 000 MO COO IS St. Louis 100 209 000 000 3 10 2 Giusli Hernandez (1-0) Rooker {14) and Mflv Gibson Seoai Granger (12) Foster (0-1) (171 and Simmom. Allanla 000 000-0 S 1 San Fran Oil 000 2 0 Reed '0-n, Harrison f7) Mcffin and rssancva; Bryant (2-W and Ra- dcr. HRs: HOCKEY SCORES National Montreal Philadelphia 3 Best-of-sevtn seRii-finel tied 1-1 Chicaoo 2 Rangers 1 Chicago leads best-of-seven semi-ti- nal 2-1 World Housioi 3 Lcs Aineles 2 Houston v-ins fcrst-of-seven quarter- final American Virqima 5 Hershey 3 Viroinia wins quarter- final i-3 Westrm Canada Medicine Hat 8 Edmonttn 1 cn scmi-fiiwl tied 2-2 S Flin Plon 0 SdSka'oon scmi- 4-1 AMERICAN LEAGUE East Baltimore Boston Detroit Cleveland New York Milwaukee Kansas City Minnesota California Chicago Texas Oakland West W L Pet. GBl 7 2 .778 4 3 J71 2 5 4 .556 2 t S .444 3 3 6 .333 4 2 S .286 4 8 2 .800 5 3 .425 3 4 .429 3 4 .429 2 4 .333 2 6 .250 2 3V. 3V; 4 5 TUESDAY'S RESULTS Detroit.....013 ;10 10 Boston ......010000 f 0 Coleman (3-0) Miller (8) and Free- han; McGlothen (0-1) Moret Bol- in (9) and Fisk. HRs: (3) Kaline (2) Petro- celli California 120000 12 Minnesota 810 OCO 11 Singer (1-1) Barber (7) Sells (7: May AIES i SERVICE ;r Hit ;