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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, April ?i, i9 But they still won Statistics show Hawks outplayed Dance for joy A happy Dennis Hull (10) jumps into the arms of Chicago Black Hawks' teammate Jim Pappin (8) after Hull scored his fifth NHL playoff goal Thursday. The goal, Hull's second of the game, gave the Black Hawk's a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers and a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven semi-final. Sport of all sorts IMPRESSIVE DEBUT TOKYO (AP) Le- febvTe, fonner infielder with Los Angeles Dodgers of the Na- tional League, hit his first home run of the season Friday as his team won W) in Japanese base- ball. George Altman, formerly Chicago Cubs, also hom- ered for the -winning team, home runs and 11 runs batted Lotte Orions. in before he dislocated his left shoulder in a National League baseball spring training game REJOINS PHILLIES PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia rookie third Phillies activated baseman Mike Schmidt Friday and sent rook- ie catcher Larry Cox to the minors. Schmidt, 23, had three HENDERSON LAKE GOLF CLUB EASTER SUNDAY DINNER From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Roast Turkey or Baked Ham With All The Trimmings Under 12 RESERVATIONS REQUESTED MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS against Cincinnati. DISPUTE SETTLED Pittsburgh Groundkeepers at Three ers Stadium ratified a wage agreement Friday (AP) Riv- new and ended a three-day strike, a sta- dium spokesman said. The agreement cleared the way for i National League baseball here j next Tuesday, when Pittsburgh Pirates return from a weeklong i road trip. NORTON GETS NOD NEW YORK (AP) .en Norton, who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw and upset the former world heavyweight champion March 31, is the March winner in the Hickok poll for profes- sional athlete of the year. Nate Archibald, leading scorer with Kansas City Omaha in the National Basketball Associa- tion, placed second. NEW YORK (CP) Statis- tics don't mean all that much in the National Hockey League. The only one that counts is the score. Take Thursday night when Chicago Black Hawks tripped New York 3-1 to take a com- manding 3-1 lead over the Rangers in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup semi-final. The Hawks didn't get a shot on goal until of the first period. Rangers held an over-all advantage of 39-21 in the game. New York took 17 of 21 faceoffs in the opening period and 50 to 76 in the game. Yet they lost. Chicago played sound posi- tional hockey, holding the New Yorkers to a minimal number of dangerous thrusts at goalten- der Tony Esposito and counter- ing with fast breaks that caught the Rangers up ice. GOALIE IS KEY It's been that way for New York through the serfes. Esposito had a bad start, blowing at least two goals in a 4-1 New York victory in the first game at Chicago. But in the next three outings he's been the key stopper and the Hawks have been the opportunists. Dennis Hull, with two, and Pit Martin scored Thursday for Chicago, Martin's goal coming minutes after Vic Hadfield had put New York on equal terms early in the third period. "But don't get ready to count them says Hawk centre Ralph Backstrom. "There's no way he (Ranger coach Emile Francis) is going to let them roll over and die. "There's no question but that they outplayed us. The result cculd just as easily have gone in their favor except for Tony 0. He's been super, the differ- ence in this playoff." WATT FOD BREAKS Hull, who has scored four of his five playoff goals against the Rangers, agreed that New York carried the play and that Esposito is the reason Chicago has a stranglehold on the series with two of the next three scheduled games in Chicago. "We play a defensive game, waiting for the Hull said. "And Tony has been unbe- lievable. "But don't think that it's over yet. They're too good a team." The fifth game, and what could be curtains for New York, is in Chicago Tuesday starting at p.m. EST. Francis had little to say of the setback that left New York in the position of having to win the next three games. "It could be an early sum- he admitted. "We've always been in a posi- tion where we've had to come back.'' added captain Hadfield. "It's been the same all year." He referred to the Rangers' high rating at the start of the DONT JUST DREAM ABOUT IT! SEE THE EXPERTS AT MINUTE INSTALLATIONS 3rd Ave. and 4th St. S. Ph. 327-8888 Open daily 8 e m. Jo 6 p n. Canucks sidelined PENTICTON. B.C. (CP) Penticton Broncos thrash e d Calgary Canucks 6-2 Thursday to win the best-of-seven Cen- tennial Cup quarter final jun- ior hockey series 4-1. Penticton will play Portage la Prairie here Sunday and Tuesday in the first two games of a best-of-seven semi-final series. Penticton led 3-1 at the end of the first period and the teams played through a score- less second period. Chad Campbell led the Broncos with two goals Dan Ashman. Bob Nicholson, Grant MuJvey and Mike Hieficld added singles. Jim Patenaude and Mark Lomenda scored for Calgary. Calgary outehot Penticton 46- 31. Penticton drew seven of 12 minor pcnaUies. Each team had three fighting majors and 1972-73 campaign in which they were touted to replace Boston Bruins atop the East Division. A series of crippling injuries, most notably to defencemen Brad Park, Jim Neilson and Rod Seiling and Hadfield, left the Rangers baHling the Bruins for second behind Montreal Ca- nadiens. The Bruins hung on for second with a late-season surge. Hadfield, who suffered a con- cussion late in the season when struck by a puck, admitted after Thursday's game he's had a playoff slump. "I've only started to come around in the last he said. "I've .still not got my strength back. "Hopefully this five-day rest will help us 'all straighten out whatever is wrong with the club." CHICAGO 3, NY RANGERS 1 First Period No scoring. Penalty Second Period 1. Chicago, Hull 4 (Angottl, Stapleton) Penal- ties Hadfield Korab Rolfe Third Period 2. New York, Had- field 2 (Neilson, Ratelle) 3. Chi- cago, Hull 5 (Paopln, Martin) Penalties Irvine Stapleton Shots on goal by Chicago t 13 New York 10 Jl MacLeish back Sunday Habs carry lead series CaJgary was conduct assessed a mis- PHILADELPHIA (CP) In juries to key players have moved rookie Larry Robinson from the end of Montreal Cana diens' bench into the thick o the club's Stanley Cup playoff action on three occasions in the last 10 days. And now that he has cracked the lineup, Montreal coach Scotty Bowman may have hard time relegating the young defenceman back to a spectator role. Robinson was in the lineup here Thursday night when the Canadiens downed Philadelphi; Flyers 2-1 in the third game o their best-of-seven Nationa Hockey League semi-final seres. It was Robinson's overtime goal that had earned the Cana diens a 4-3 decision in overtime of the second game last Tues day in Montreal. The series resumes here Sun day afternoon at 1 p.m. MST with the Canadiens trying for their third win in four starts And unless there is a market improvement in a groin injury suffered by veteran Jacques Laperriere, Robinson shoulc face the Flyers again. MACLEISH RECOVERS The fourth game will be tele- vised nationally in Canada b> the CBC and across the United States by the NBC. The Flyers expect to have Rick MacLeish back in the lineup Sunday after the high- scoring centre sat out Thurs- day's game with a bout of tonsi- litis. Flyers general manager Keith Allen said Friday night: "His temperature is down and it looks like he'll be in action Sunday." In Thursday night's game, the Canadiens won on the strength of first-period goals by centres Rejsan Houle and Henri Rich- ard, while the Flyers' lone marksman was centre Terry Crisp, who beat goalie Ken Dry- den midway in the second pe- riod. Dryden and Philadelphia goalie Doug Favell each faced 26 snots in a game played in a steam-bath atmosphere before a capacity crowd of 16.600 in the Spectrum. Richard's goal was bis third of the playoffs, while left- winger Frank Mahovlich gained his 100th career playoff point when he assisted on Richard's goal. Bowman said after Thurs- day's victory that it appeared highly unlikely that Lapcnriere would return for the Sunday game. He said he had been very pJcsscd with Robinson's play against the Flyers and would not hesitate to use him again. RoWnsOT. a 21-year-old sec- ond-year professional. was called up from the American Hockey League Nora Scotia Voyageurs last Jan. 8. Required Immediately! FOR INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER SALES SERVICE 2 LICENSED MECHANICS Contact KELVIN MacOONNEU 1 PARTS TRAINEE Contact STEVE MOINAR 304 Stafford Drive North lethbridae, Alberta He appeared in 36 regular- season games for the Canadiens and scored two goals. His recall from the AHL club came about after Pierre Bouchard suffered a hand injury. Robinson, a native of Metcalf, Ont, got into the playoffs when he dressed in place of left- winger Marc Tardif for the sixth game of the quarter-final series against Buffalo Sabres. He saw little action against Buf- falo but found himself in the thick of things Tuesday in Mon- treal when defenceman Serge Savard was forced to sit out a large portion of the first period with a cut lip. MONTREAL 2, PHILADELPHIA 1 First Period 1. Montreal, Houle 1 (Bouchard) 2. Montreal, Rich- ard 3 (F. Mahovlich, Murdoch) Penalties Kelly Murdoch Bouchard, Schultt majors Second Period 3. Philadelphia, Crisp 2 (Lonsberry, Dornhoefer) Penalties Watson Murdoch, Lonsberry Tardif Third Period No scoring. Penal- ty Watson ShoK on goal by Montreal Philadelphia 13 Taber Pee Wee tourney opens TABER (Special) Cana- dian Amateur Hockey Associa- tion president, Joe Kryczka of Calgary, officially opened the third annual Taber Invitational Pee Wee Hockey Tournament Thursday night. Kryczka, joined by Mayor Arthur Avery and tourney chairman James Hildenbrand, opened the five-day event which will feature 20 teams from western Canada and the United States in a modified double-knockout series. Western Canada teams par- ticipating in the annual event represent British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Fernie and Cranbrook will wear B.C. colors while Wey- burn, Maole Creek and Estonia don the blades for Saskatche- wan. Alberta is represented by eight clubs from Calgary, three from Lethbridge, two for the host Taber and remainder from other south centres. Teams from south of the border include Culver City, West Valley Tarzana and West Covina. All three teams are from California. Meanwhile the tourney will be held according to an "A' anc "B" section. The winners of the first rounc will advance to the "A" side while the losers drop to the "B" side. Ten games will be daily from seven o'clock in the morning until midnight. In first round action Thurs- day, Vauxhall Blades droppec Lethbridge Kings 5-1, Leth bridge Marlands blanked Tabei Chiefs 2-0, Drumheller Acer edged Calgary North Glenmore 4-3 and Calgary Tri-Wooc dumped Weyburn Young Fel- lows 5-3. In action Friday, Estonu blasted Taber Colts 7-3, Tro- chu slipped past Calgary West Hillhurst 6-5. Taber Chiefs eli- minated Lethbridge Kings 6-0. Lethbridge Marlands whallop- ed Vauxhall Blades 10-3, Fer nie drubbed Oyen 9-1, Cali- fornia's West Covina slashec Maple Creek 6-0, Drumheller sidelined Calgary Tri-Wood 9- 5, Calgary North edged Weyburn 5-4. and Es- toma squeezed past Trochu 5-1. A full slate of action is stil on tap for the next three days. SEMI-FINALS Series E ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUB East Pittsburgh Chicago New York Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis San Francisco Cincinnati Houston Us Angeles San Diego Atlanta West W t. Pet. 7 1 .875 7 4 .06 A S .545 5 5 .500 4 6 .400 1 9 .100 12 4 .750 10 4 .714 7 8 .467 6 9 .400 6 9 .400 3 10 .231 GBL 1 5V, 5V2 7V, W 1 1 L F A Pts W L F A Pti 3 1 11 10 1 3 10 11 Montreal Philadelphia Series F Chicago Rangers LEADERS GAP Hull, C.............. 5 8 13 Ceurnoyer, M........ 7 A 11 Ppin, C 5 S 10 C S S 10 Perreault, Buf........ 3 7 10 Mikita, C 2 8 10 Tkaczuk, R........... 729 S 4 27 18 Ccurnoyer, M P I -fm, C VMin, C Perreault, Buf Mikita, C Tkaczuk, R Vickers, R Stapleton, C Fairbairn, R Frig top choice DALLAS (AP> Fort Worth winger Mike Cormier was voted niost valuable play- er in the Central Hockey League in ballotting by CHL coaches, it was announced Thursday. Cormier was chosen on the second team, behind Dave Kryskow of the first-place Dallas Black Hawks, in the left wing posi- tion. Other members of the first team were Mike Veisor, Dal- las, goalie; Larry Girous, Fort Worth, and Lcn Frig, Dallas. Defencemen: Reg BccnloM. Tulsa Oilers, cen- tre and Moe L'Abbc, Dallas, right wing. Veisor also was chosen lea- goaltender and rookie of the year. Cbacfa of the year wss Fred Creighton of Omaha Knights. Otfier special awards went to Frs'p as most valuable fcnccjnan and byte Moffat of Tulsa for being the lead- ing rwint wrorcr. Dan Grucn of Fort Moffat with 50 points, but scored fewer coals. More sport on page 9 FRIDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta 000 J t 0 Cincinnati 136 000 4 s 0 Gentry Harrison f7> and Dates, Casanova Gullett (3-1) Borton Hall (9) and Bench. HRs: San Dieoo 000 fllO 590 Houston 021 tjo 670 Corkins Miller Romo C7) and Kendall; Forsch, Crawford f9) ?nd Edwards. San Fran. 013 100 7 15 1 Los Angeles 010 101 351 Marichal (3-1) and Reder; Downing '1-1) Rau Culver (8) and Fercu- ron. HRs: SF McCovey Ferguson Davis THURSDAY'S RESULTS FIRST chicapo DOB nil i 5 e New York 000 3 t Reuschcl LaRoche (8) end Konsman (2-0) and Grote. SECOND Kfl-nM 750 Npw York 000 000 t 0 Hcotn n-1) and Rudcloh; drew '0-2) Saderkl Hennigsn Stone '9> and Over. San Francisco OJ1 JO! 8 11 0 Anoeles 004 GOO 6 10 3 Willoughby fl-D Sosa 'S) Moffitt and Redcr; Osteen M-l) Culver (7) Houoh (8) Brewer (9) and Fer- nuson. LA Davis (21 Phil-Mr Inhia 000 Ml S T 1 Montreal 001 DOS S 14 2 Christemon (1-11. Selma (4) tna Williams. HR: Del- Brown