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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAtD TueiJay, April 75, 197? Stands firm as St. Louis Blues' ship sinks Centennials in trouble By THE CAN'ADIAX PRESS The championships of the eastern and western divisions o[ the Western Canada Hockey League will be deckled within two Edmonton and Re- gina win. Both of the best-of-seven semi-finals have reached their sixth games with the Oil Kings and the Pats leading their sepa- rate series 3-2. Kdmonlon defeated Calgary Centennials 3-2 in a goaltenders battle Monday night while Re- gina blanked Brandon Wheat Kings 3-0. The Oil Kings and Centennials meet In Edmonton tonight while the sixth Rcgina-Brandon game will be played in Wednesday. The Oil Kings, playing Mon- day night in Medicine Hat be- cause the regular arena In Cal- gary was not available, took 33 shots at Calgary goalie John Davidson, who made brilliant saves. Doug Soetaert had to face only 19 shots in the Ednion ton nets but many of them were difficult. SCORE FOR KINGS John Rogers, Brian Ogilvie and Terry Smith scored for the Oil Kings while Ron Homenuke and Doug Horbul scored the Calgary goals. In Regina, the Pats found tha' a goal by captain Dwighl Bialo- was at of the first period was enough for the victory Regina goalie Bernie Germaine kept the Wheat Kings off the Scoreboard. Germaine faced a total of 27 shots, 12 in the second period. The clubs battled tlirough scoreless second period but Re- gina broke the game open vvit! a pair of goals in the third tha Tennis lessons start Momlay Lessons for interested peopl will be conducted by the Leth bridge Tennis Club beginnin next Monday at the Civic Cen tre courts. The lessons also be staged on Wednesda and will continue for three weeks on these two days. Beginners hit the courts from followed by the vanced players until Registrations will be hel this Wednesday evening com mencing at at the courts As in previous years lesson will be included In membershi fees. Membership fees for the clu are for seniors 18 and ove intermediates, tnose 14-17 pa S5 while juniors are charge A special family membe ship has been set at an Includes two seniors ant! an number of people under 18. fee schedule for the Henderso f.ake courts will be announce at a later dale. ere two minutes and 17 sec- nds apart. Mike Wanchuk, with a power- ay goal at and Ken larit at scored Hie other .egina goals. Dave McLeiland was a stand- lead out in the Brandon nets, facing 37 shots. If needed, the seventh games in the series will be played Wednesday night in Medicine I fat and Thursday night in Re- gina. Astros, Rangers winning By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS When you're hot, you're and that's not just pome more "exas bluster, podiiuli. limv else can you account for o u s t o n Astros and Texas dangers continuing their win- ning ways Momlay night on key by players vho are hit- ing their weight, but not by much? In the only baseball games played, the Astros rapped Chi- ;ago Cubs 3-2 on an llth-inmng :ome run by 211-pound John Sdwards (.239 lifetime average) ind the Rangers defeated Cali- 'ornia Angels 6-4 on a two-run seventh-inning single by 205- .254 iiiittner. The only other scheduled con- Tigers at Milwau- was postponed because of cold weather. Houston's triumph was its seventh in a TOW and lifted the Astros into a tie Los Ange- les Dodgers in the National League West. Texas has won (our straight and is tied with Chicago White Sox for second in the American League West, .042 percentage points behind Oak- land Athletics. At the other end of Ihe scale, the Cubs have dropped six in a row, the Angels five, and both Ken Buchauau set to fight LONDON (AP) Ken Bu- chanan of Scotland said today he will defend his world light- weight championship agains Roberto Duran of Panama in New York's Madison Square Garden for a light-weight record purse of However, Harry Markson president of Jiladison Squar Garden Boxing, said in Nev York that the fight had not been finalized and that a figure o was incorrect. re last In their respective divt ions, Houston's strong start Isn' urprisirig since most experts nought the Astros improved hemselves wtth off-season eals. This is the best club I've ver gone to Florida with o ome out of Florida man ager Harry Walker said follow ing spring training. One of tho new acquisitions irst baseman Lee May, socket two-run homer in the first in ning after Ron Santo stakec he Cubs to a 2-0 lead with lome run of his own. Edwards' homer with one ou n the llth made a loser out o Cub ace Fergie Jenkins for th hird time in the young season although it was only the fourl lit of the game off the 1971 Cj Young Award winner. I didn't know it was gon when I hit said Edwards "Those things don't usually hap- pen to me." What did he think of when h it was gone? "1 tried to remember to touc all tho bases." But the Rangers are In loft surroundings for one of the fe times since their birth as th expansion Washington Senator in 1061 and some of the boj aren't used to it. "The two series coming I> troit and Boston are import an because we've got to see If w can hold our own with the bi said Biittner. Biittner, who had been struc out twice earlier by Andy Me sersmith, drove home the tyln and lead runs as the Range scored three liraes in the se enth, His bases-loaded sing was a smash off the glove first baseman Jim Spencer. Le Cardenas and Spencer homere for the Angels. COUNTRY CLUB STAG WED., APRIL 26th Team Sponsors and Captains MEET AT 6 P.M., STAG AT P.M. Afl malo club members welcome IETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LIMITED POST OFFICE BOX 93B lElMBRIDGE, AlBERfA towel tevel Seventh Shopping Mall PHONE (403) 328.7411 PRESIDENT STAN Squeaky Chair? We Repair! Lethbridcjo Office Furniture Limited Arbour resembles riverboaf ST. LOUIS ;er due to leg injuries, and :entre Garry linger, their big hooter, has been a big disap icintment because of a wrist in ury that the Blues have tried to (lay down. 'But there are a lot of other actors to consider, saic Arbour. "Therj had to he a et-down after our series will ilinnesota. "We started off on the oot against the Bruins and wi ust haven't teen able to conn jack. 'There are so many youni guys out there for us who hav never been in a situation h'k his. You know I've got eigh dds out there who have neve >een In tha NHL playoffs be- fore." But Arbour, himself a Na Jonal Hockey League rookie .erms of playoff coaching, ha nothing but praise for his youn club. "They gave it everything i that last month of the season They had to get into the pla> offs." Defencema.i Andre Dupont one of the "kids" Arbour speak fondly of. Dupont, one-time in mldator who rolled up 308 pen- ty minutes with Omaha nights of the Central Hockey eague last season, came to the lues in a mid-season trade om New York Rangers. "He's gonna be a good said Arbour. "He sometimes gets ;i little excited out there, but he's much the same as Smitty was when he first came up. The Smitty he referred to was Dallas Smith, a Bruins defence- man whom Arbour feels gets lit- tle of the recognition he- de- serves hecause he is over- shadowed by Bobby Orr, his de- fence mate. And that thought brought Ar- bour to yet another reason Us club has been losing against tho Bruins. "Trade me Bobby Orr for one. of my young players, just for one game, and I'll show what a difference he makes tp a said Arbour. Yorkers resting aching bones Ransers will be ready for final Stamps ink two backs CALGARY (CP) Impo halfback Don Harr and Can dian quarterback Alec Lockin ton today were signed by Ca gary Stampeders of the Wes ern Football Conference. Harr, 5-11 and 190 pounds, left Abilene Christian College in Texas with a year's eli.cihil- ity remaining. He appeared in five games for Abilene last year and rushed for 350 yards. The 23-year-old Harr also at- tended the College of Sequoios In California before he grad- uated to Abilene and establish- ed a junior rushing record, pre- viously held by 0. J. Simpson now in the National Football League. Lockinglon, 22, was a sixth- round Canadian college draft NEW YORK (CP) "By the me the Stanley Cup final arts, all the Rangers will be ealthy euough to said enera! manager Emile Francis fonday. His team, having swept aside lontreal Canadiens 4-2 and Chi- ago Black Hawks 4-0 is wailing a winner from the Boston Iruins-St. Louis Blues series, tie Bruins go into tonight's ontest in St. Louis with a 3-0 ead in games after three lop- ided victories. But although the Rangers may be healthy, some of them may not be sharp after missing ames through These nclude goalkeeper E d Gia- omin, twisted knee, defence- man Jim Neilson, broken finger, and utility forward Ron Stew- ird, banged-up ribs. And of course scoring leader 'ean Ralelle and defenceman lim Dorey have been out of competition for many weeks vith major injuries, although expected to be ready to lake the :ce this weekend. These are the problems that [ace the little Ranger genera manager as he charts bis lineup !or the final series that ma> jegin in Boston as early aj Thursday. Who will start In goal? Al though Francis is unlikely to an nounce his decision until sliorth before the first game, there is peculation thai ou past per formanccs he will go with Gia comin, hurt in the closing rjiin utes of the first playoff game Chicago. BOWED TO CHICAGO Giacomin was used through out last year's playoffs, which New York buwcd to Chi cago in seven games in Ih semi-finals after ousting To ronto 4-2 in the quarter-finals. But Gilles Villcmure, who hai been the forgotten man on th Ranger bench during the las month of the season, first-class, winning hockey ii his three-game stint ngain.s Chicago after Giacomin wa hurt. Giacomin started five of th six games against Boston dur ing the regular schedule, inclut ing the lone Ranger victory, b 4-1 in Boston Oct. 10. Villemur replaced Giacomin for the las two periods on Dec. 1U when th Bruins slaughtered the Ranger 8-1 in Beantown and started til next game, Jan. 2, a 4-1 Bosto 'ictory. In taking five of the si ;ames between the teams, Boi :on outscored New York 25-8. Although Boston coqch Ton Johnson has been alternatin crry Ctieevers and Ed John stnn in goal most of the yea neevers was his choice in fh of the six games Iretween tti teams during the season, pid ing up four victories and a Johnston was iu goal for a 6 Boston victory here Oct. 13. Although the circus is makin its annual spring stand in Mat! son Square Garden, New Yor choice from McMaster Univer- sity in Hamilton and was the team's leading scorer in three of four years. He is also ca- pahle of handling punting, kick- offs and field goals. Unser's wife shakes fear NEW YORK (AP) "The first five or 10 laps are the said Mrs. Al Unser, throwing a look of endear- ment at her husband. "And tho he's leading, it seems the last 10 laps will never end." Otherwise, the red haired vife of one of auto racing's top drivers manages to re- main cool and relaxed while the man of her life Is whirling around a track at belter than 200 miles an hour. "Certainly, there is z cer- tain amount of Mrs. Unscr said. "You don't, think about it. You don't talk about it. You just push it out of your "If you said Uie 32-year-old Unser, If you went into a race thinking j'ou might be killed, you couldn't perform properly." Thu-s neither Ai nor his wifo is haunted by Ihe jinx Unser faces in the Indianapo- lis 500 May 27 when he seeks an unprecedented t h i r H straight victory in the historic event. Three men before him have had a shot at it and Shaw, Mauri Rose and Bill Vukovich. Vuk- ovich died in his attempt The Unsers were guests at a luncheon Monday along with Mario Andretti and Joe Leon- ard, the other members of tho so-called "superleam" which will drive cars of a revolution- ary new design in the 500 this year. The cars, sleek winged jobs Uiat appear ready to take off, are called "Parneliis" after Parnelli Jones, who with Vel Miletich is co-owner of the Uam. "These cars are really said Unser. "They're sleek, low in front and have these wings on the side. They're different." fans have been getting Iheir fu quota of playoff hockey, will continue to do so. For the last half-dozen year the Rangers have pre-emptp the Garden when needed f hockey. The elephants, came and horses have rested in t! wings while the Rangers a New York Knickerbockers, w! on Sunday qualified to meet I, Angeles Lakers in the Nation fiaskctbail Association final perform, The circus, which has bei visiting the Garden since iflC opcncc! (his year's stand Man 28 and doesn't close until M? 29. This year the pre-emptio of Us schedule have come thi and fast, although on a coup of occasions the managemo was able to schedule the Knic in the afternoon and t Rangers at night, minimizir the shutdown, The story was different earlier years of Ranger glory. In 1910, when the Rangers ]a F< warn Canadians on the Stanley Cup, Uie first o games of the final against were played here and e next four in Toronto. The defeated the Maple Kcxtall scoring the winning goal in the 3-2 final victory at o! overtime. In 1533, when the Rangers de- feated Toronto 3-1 in eafs 4-2 in games, with Bryan I games, the first contest cup was TORONTO (CP) Gordie lowe and Jean Beliveau, two if the National Hockey greatest stars, varned Mondav that the Ca- nadian team that will meet tussia in an exhibition series his fall should he well-pre- jarecl. "One thing for sure, the Ca- nadians belter be in said Beliveau, former Mont- Canadiens captain who retired last year. "They train differently over :herc. Here we train for :iockey only. They train to run, play soccer, do every- 'They'll he ready for ici liotvc, former Detroit lied Wings star who also re- tired last year. "They'll provide some sur- prises. They know they're ready or they wouldn't have agreed to the games. Jean's right, they train differently. I haven't learned anyttu'ng new at training camp for 20 years." WARNS ABOUT TIMING Beliveau added a warning about the scheduling of the eight-game series which will pit Russia's national team against a team of Canadian professionals yet to be picked. 'The dEitcs are too said Beliveau. "Our boys may not be ready. I think it would be belter if the series opened around Sept. 22 instead of Sept. 1. Then we would he bet- ter prepared. The Canadian team will have to start train- ing a-sund the first of August as it is." Howe and Beliveau, now both vice-presidents of the clubs for which they played, were here to appear in a com- mercial demonstration involv- ing milk cartons. Their scheduled appearance on ice at Maple Leaf Gardens prevented them from continu- ing their conversation and the picking of a 19 man team, position-by-position, to repre- sent Canada. But before going out to do battle with the rnilk cartons, the two hockey veterans made a few suggestions. GOAL NO PROBLEM "Goal will be no said Howe. "You could pick NHL goalies and know we'll be strong in the nels." said Beliveau, Tony Esposilo, Ker Dryden, Ed Giacomin and Jacques Plante has been one of ttie greatest in his day said the team selector] for its speed and good Beliveau should he "strength, shooting." "That's why I would adr Frank Mahovlich and Davcy Kcon.' Howe and Beliveau would also have liked to include Kuicks, Lakers series ready NEW YORK (AP) Nc York Knicks and Los Angele Lakers will open their best-o seven National Basketball Ass ciation championship playo series Wednesday night in Lo Angeles, the NBA announce. Monday. Game time for the se ies opener will be 8 p.m. MST EXCLUSIVE ON CABLE T.V. MONDAY, MAY 1st at 8.30 p.m. CHANNEL 2 MOHAMMED All CHUVAIO FIGHT LIVE FROM VANCOUVER Exclusive closet! circuit coverage far cable TV PHONE 328-1222 NOW DAY OR NIGHT For your cable TV hook-up arrcmgemenls heir own names on the Cana- lian roster. "It's come two or three 'ears too late for said Beliveau. "I would have loved o play for Canada against Uissia." Me said Howe. "It would have been nice. played here and the rest In tho Canadian city. Bill Cook won the fourth game, a 1-0 decision, at of overtime. In 1928, the first year in which New York won the cup, all five contests were played In Mont- real as the Rangers downed the Maroons 3-2 in games. Frank Boucher scored the winner at of the last period in a 2-1 final game. In 1930, the last time the Rangers appeared in the Stan- ley Cup final, the series opened in Detroit. The next two games were played in Toronto, because the circus couicl not he ousted from Madison Square Garden, and the reaming four games in Detroit. The Red Wings won that hard-foupht series on a goal by Pete Baljando after minutes of overtime in the was 4- ELRICH TIRE SPORT TAMLEY CUP SEMf-FIMALS SERIES E G W L F A PI YorX i i 0 17 9 B 0 i 917 0 New York best-of-wvcn series 0 Fi itanfield, B tiY HOCKEY SCORES Calder Cup NOVA Scolla A Bcslon 2 Nova Scolla leads teit-cf-seven semifinal 3-0 Western Canada 3 Branrftm 0 Regina leads fcesl-of-sevcn seml-'nsl Edmonlon 3 Cdlgary 1 Edmc-nton leads besl-of-seven ieml inal 3-2 centennial Cup Red Deer A HurnbclrJt 2 Red peer -of-seven Wcsf. Inrermediale A Campbcmon 5 Rosetown 3 Best-of-five Canadian final lied 2-2 BASEBALL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST L Pel. 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