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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TliunJuy, April 10, 1972 LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 U.S. team owners wlucbml to give players for Canada? iiuun: I.UVKTT 1'rcss The Canada-Russia hockey encounter, featuring Ihc bc-sl players from holh counlric.s, is four months alrca'ly it is Liking on the of a or holy war. And already there (lercnnent of dissent. In Montreal ni llic negotiators return- ing fragile they set up Ir.t eiglil pauic tnurnamctit for r.cxt Scpiembci', general miinac'-r Sam 1'ollock of Mont- real r; [HI adieus had this to say: rJrr; f.'iniailiens are willing to player had an obligation but now I'm sure cvcrv player wlio is a Canadian citi- zen will ho willing to play." Stan Obodiac, press chief of Maple Leaf Gardens, went along with that: "I think everybody is dclight- an IIT-I i ircak a leg, then what have w cis from Montreal, Vancouve Toronto. Why bring Americans Eagleson says he believes Ih Russians agreed to the serie only because "they thought Ihe could beal us." "I hope we beat them cigl games lo none." Adams said Ihe Russiai: "have everything to gain an nolhing to by playing select group of players from t] three Canadian learns, none which survived this year quarter-final playoff round. "ft Canada loses, then you'l ripht hack where you starlc from." Meanwhile, preparations wci ahead. Joe Kryczka of Calgary, prc ident or the Canadian Amalc Hockey Association and one Ihe leaders in Ihe pilgrimage Prague, said Ihe makeup of I Canadian le.im will he dete mined by an as-yel-lo-bo-a poinled eoiTjinillpe representing he CAHA, Ihe MIL. the play- ers' associalioii and Hockey Tanada. the government-backed jody set up lo guide Canada's inlcrnalional hockey fortunes. r.AHES DIVIDED PEE WEE CHAMPIONS The Kinsmen Moroons won Ihe Lelhbridge Minor Hockey Association Pee championship Mils posl season. They won Ihe league pennanl and then survived a tough playoff series to win ]he crown. The winners ore, back, left to right, manager Tiv Erais, Tom Burgwall, Dennis Taylor, Watson, Micluel McLane, Dale Kaminski, Harvey Wichers, Randy Provick, Mark Haufa, Blame Grcf and coach Bill Pavey. Front, left lo r'i9lil, Greg Greg Magyar. Bruce Anderson, Neal Povey, Brian Robinson and Murray Hough- McKenzic lihtvs be ruins are not over confident :'S keep >es alive BOSTON CAP) Boston Celtics, facet] witli virLua] elimi- nation midway through the fourth period, rallied behind Jo Jo While and Dave Cowens for a 115-103 over New York Knicks' Wednesday night, keep ing alive their hopes in (he Na- tional Dnskclball Association's Eastern Division finals. The Celtics, who lost (he two games of the bcst-of-scven series, built n 55 47 hnlf-limc lead then to conic fioir behind in the final quarter. Hill Bradley sparked a York comeback in Hie third pe- riod, scoring 1-1 ]ioinls. The Knicks niniiUnincd (hr-ir advan- tage and were ahead flG-92 mid way the finale. BOSTON" CCP> case vilh which Boston turned back St. Loniy lilacs G-l in the opon- ng (jrinip of their Stanley Cup semi-final series triggered im- nediale Uion.shts of a four- game Bruin sweep. Bui convincing the Bruins Is another matter. ivon'L kill !Jic St. Louis John McKenzic said Wcdr.esday as Ihc; team worked out at Boston University rink. "Those guys want the playoff, money as badly as we do.'1 ''You've got lo figure probahly can phi them al the right moment because Lhey bad lhat longli scries with Minne- observed the jmgnacious lillle winger. "BuL v, e're the club to beat no doubt about lie nddcd 1'We've been the best al) year, no reason we shouldn't he the best in the playoffs, too, if we keep playing our game." GAMi: 2 TOMCilir Game No. 1 in the be.st-cf seven series is .sol for ir Boston Ciarclcii at p.m. MST. Games three and four arc scheduled for St. Louis Sunday afternoon and Tuesday night. Both (cams had liphl work- outs the Hn link. The Garden facilities were unavailable be- cause of Vcdneadiiy night's tional Basketball Association playoff pa me between the Collies and New Ywrk Knirks Thn two clubs arc billeted during the playoff round in suh- J'We didn't