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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada's best to meet Russians official, and no pros barred 'PRAGUE (CP) The en- counter the hockey world has been wailing open tour- nament between Canada and Russia with in) pros set for this fall, The tourniiincnl encom- pass eight in Can- ada anil four in could be extended lo include Swedish and leams. Tlic news came as a joint an- nouncement Tuesday by Joe Kryczka o[ Calgary, president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, and Andrei Slarovoilov, head of the Soviet delegation to the world amateur hockey tournament here. The first four games will be played in Monlreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver Sept. 1-3; the others in Moscow, Sept. 22-2-I-2U-28. Doth sides emphasize that the tournament will not herald Can- ada's return lo world amateur competition which she aban- doned nearly 2Vi years ago, That is still subject to negotia- tion at the International Ice Hockey Federation congress level. lint Clarence Campbell, presi- dent of the National Hockey League, said in a report from Chicago: Canada has won if-s point." Canada pulled out of world amateur in Janu- ary, 1970, her partners in Uie I1I1F first division reneged on a commitment lo allow her to play a maximum of nine pro- fessionals, and vowed not to re- Slfin Fisc.liler's Inssde Hockey TN the space of font- short years hockey players have developed into the spoiled brats of sports. Expansion and the World Hockey Association have con- verted professional shinny into a player's market with Iho sky tiic limit as far as salaries are concerned. Skating iii the National Hockey League nowadays is a marvelous life. Teams travel in luxurious jets; camp at first- class hotels; are deified by the media and work only a cou- ple of hours a day, a few days a week and only seven inonlhs of a year. That's just about enough (o inflate a players head to dirigible proportions, which it has. Nowadays, some skaters consider it sncreligious lo he booed when they play a bum Any momc-nt 1 expect a leani lo skate off the ice and go on strike Ibe next lime Uic jeers nssail then' cars. -k if A few weeks ago the New York Hangers played so atrocious a game at Madison Square Garden the rink could have been mistaken for a livery stable. Fans, paying up lo ?B for a seal, responded with assorted Bronx cheers, which the Rangers fully deserved. But instead of accepting and acknowledging the fact thai his team smellcd out the joint, Neiv York's g.m.-coach EmUe Francis did what he docs best of all, alibied for his team and criticized the people who indirectly are paying his the fans. ''It was n damn said Francis, referring lo the croud's disapproval, as if it's against the law to boo the liome learn. "There's no reason for people to give our goalie, Gilles Villemure, the raspberry like lhat." Shame? reason? Just whom docs Francis lliink he's kidding, or ordering around? Tn begin with, there's nothing shameful about spectators booing a loam which is playing Grade D (for deplorable) hockey. To end wilh, there's every reason to boo Villemure if, as happened on lhat night, be appeared lo be giving a 25 per cent effort. The players themselves denounced Iheir own fans. "That stuff makes you said All-Star deferiseman Brad Park. "What do they think wo did, deliberately go out there and lose? Maybe we spoiled some of (he fans." No, Brad. Maybe the fans, Ihc six-figure salaries and Iba "WHA have spoiled the players who have developed into pscudo-Ifoly-nicsscd-Be-Hs. A little more booing might just put them back in their proper perspective; they're working stiffs like you and me! SI. Louis Blues vice-president Lynji Patrick experienced an unusual critique on bis Jasl visit lo Madison Square Gar- den. A middle-aged Can remembered that Patrick coached the Rangers in April 1950, the lasl time they reached the Stanley Cup finals, lie also rwalled (hat the New Yorkers look De- troit (o sudden-dentil in the seventh game. The Rangers very nearly won the playoff in the first overtime when Pentti Lund now sports editor o( the Thunder Bay, Ontario, Times Journal hit Ihe goal post behind Harry Lumlcy. The fan criticized Patrick for sending veteran Buddy O'Connor out for Hie face-off in deep Ranger territory dur- ing the second sudden-death. O'Connor lost the draw to George Gee who passed lo Pole Babando who beal goalie Chuck Hayner and Detroit won the Cup. "The guy told me I should, have put Jackie McLcod out for the face-off instead of said Patrick. "That was the first time iu my life I've ever come across the 22-year-old second Clarence Campbell has come a long in his 26 years as MIL Prcsidcnl. During the six-team era it was not im- usii.il for the league governors to send Clarence out of Ihe room when I hey held n high-level discussion, as if tie was a mere office-boy, rx'ov; the old Campbell is allowed to listen in on Ihe decisions. Nevertheless, several owners still arc furious with Campbell over the "secret" memo he wrote last year spelling out the NIIL's numerous mistakes and weak- nasses, which eventually landed on the pages of the Montreal Slar. Just who leaked Iho NHL'5 Penlagon Papers remains a mystery but Hie betting here is lhat it came from St. Louis. Chicago's Wood thrives on work By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pensions are one thing, but if he major league baseball play- ers ever slrikc for a shorter work week, Wilbur Wood is in jig trouble. Chicago's veteran knucklefoall artist thrives on action and proved it Tuesday night when ke shut out Texas Hangers 14-0 on a three-hitter. The complete ?ame came just hvo days after Wood had Inirled 8 2-3 innings for no decision in Chicago's post-strike opener. A normal rest span (or a pitcher is tlirec days between slarls and many need four days off to recover. In other American League ac- tion Tuesday, New York Yan- kees blanked Milwaukee Brew- ers 2-0, Boston Hed Sox downed Cleveland Indians -1-2, Detroit Timers topped Baltimore Orioles Oakland Athletics trimmed Kansas City Royals 3-2 and Cal- ifornia Aiijjelcs blanked Minno- sola Twins 2-0. USED TO WORK Wood is used lo plenty of pitclung. He worked 331 innings last year when he won 22 games for Ihc Sox. His two starts in four days complete opposites for Trudeau concerned about cost OTTAWA U look when be lined a triple to k-U-iFeti, ;d hhurLslop, h.irl Hie exactly tuo hours and 30 min- utes for Jarry Park tons Lo end heir honeymoon wild Rusly Slaub. former idul of the Jarry 1'ark fans, was Iraded lo lie New York Mcl.s two weeks ago for Ken Singleton, Tim Foli and Mike Jorfien.son. In the ceremonies prior to the Monlreal Expos home opener Tuesday afternoon, Uic new Niels right fielder was given a big ovation. At moment when Slauli stroked n single off Expos' Sieve there was more applause, but not as much centre field, drivinj: in Clyrle crowd with an ciylith-in Mashorc and Bob Bailey dulibk' pliiv. the two Montreal runs of With Jerry Grcitc re- bounds and 12 poinls. PRAGUE (AP) Czechoslo- vakia routed West Germany 8-1 in n world ice hockey champion- ship game Tuesday. The Czechs meet the Soviet Union Thursday in a battle of unbeaten teams in the round-robin tournament. slay on lop of cjtsl division McCovey sidelined with broken right arm llj-THK ASSOCIATED I'ltlvSS The ball skipped off .John Je- ter's bat toward fhorlslop Chris Spcier. It looked like a certain double play (or San Francisco Gianls. Spcier scooped Ihc grounder and pitched to Tito Fucnlcs, who stepped on second for one out and fired lo first. The throw cost Ihe Giants tiieir star first baseman, McCovey. M c C n e y, diving Inrward trying lo snare. Fucnlcs' wild loss, broke his right arm in a collision with Jeter and was knocked oul Giants won long before the 5-1 National .'-'ague hp.sr-b.ill Mmn nvor San Jicgo I'adrcs Tuesday night, "llicrc's no way wo. can re-1 place a Willie said San Francisco manager Charlie Fox. "But there's no use crying over spilled milk. Injuries are part of Ihc game." A doctor estimated il would (zkc weeks for the fraclure lo heal and at least two months before the slugger can return lo Ihc lineup. In the olhcr ML games Tues- day. Chicago Cubs heat f'ilts- hnrgh Pirates ft 4, Houston As- tros lopped Cincinnati Hcds 8-4, Los Angeles Dodgers trimmed Atlanta Braves 3-1, Philadelphia Phillies turned back St. Louis Cardinals 0-3 and Montreal TCxpoq pounded York Mots McCovcy, 3-1, was (ho Na- tional League's Most Valuable Player in when he hit a career-high of 45 home runs. He was limited lo 18 home runs lasl year because of a knee injury lhat kept him out more than a third of the season. He returned toward the end of the year to help Ihc Gianls win the West-Division lillc. San Francisco got home-run power from Bobby Bonds and Fran llealy lo heal Ihc Padres. Bonds delivered a two-run blast and Healy drilled a three-run shot. Billy Williams unloaded a three-run homer and Jose Car- dcna! a two-run job to push Chicago over Pill.shurgh. Tommy Helms and John Eil- wards, a couple of Cornier Reds, anil Doug Ftader, Houston's young redhend, helped ttic As- tros top Cincinnati. Helms and ench knocked in two runs nnd Ilacler snapped a 4-4 tie willi r, sixlh-uining homer. Uchns hit a hvo-run homer off Don Gidlcll. who was his learn- male, just last year. FIRST M, VICTOR V .lim l.cfetnro rapped a Larry Bowa cracked three singles, stole Iwo bases and scored a run, as Philadelphia beat SI. Louis. Hilly Champion pitched a strong game unlil a Cardinal rally nm single and Chris Cannizzaro hit a solo home run as Los An- geles beat Atlanta and gave Tommy John his first National League triumph. John was ac- the ninth knocked him out. Wayne Twilchcll came in to get the final oul. Ken Singleton, acquired from New York Mcls in a trade rc- ccnlly. hrlpcH lo beat his old mates hy knocking in three Monlreal runs willi a triple and single. 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