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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, April zr, me ncnnuu Espo feels home ice not a factor BOSTON (CP) Centre Phil Esposito doesn't go along with the so-called home-ice advantage, especially in the National Hockey League Stanley Cup series between his Boston Bruins and Chicago Black Hawks "We won one game in Chi- cago and they won one game in he said Friday "So who's to say whether we're in a good spot9" The series resumes Sunday night, starting at 7 30 p m EOT, with the teams tied 2-2 Sixth game in the best-of- seven semi-final series will be played Tuesday night in Chicago and the seventh, if necessary, will be Thursday in Boston The Bruins scheduled a light practice today, hoping that de- fencemen Carol Vadnais and Darryl Edestrand would be ready to face the Hawks Vadnais pulled a hamstring muscle and Edestrand got hit with a puck on his right ankle last Thursday in Chicago when the Bruins evened the series with a 5-2 victory "I think I skated over some trash that was on the Vadnais said He left the game in the first period, took one turn during the second period, then retired for the night "He'll have whirlpool treat- ments Saturday and we expect him to play said trainer Dan Canney Edestrand, limping after the game, said his injury was "nothing much "We packed it in Can- ney said, "and I'm sure he'll play Sunday Without Vadnais and Edest- rand, the Bruins wouldliave to make do with four defen- Orr, Dallas Smith, Al Sims and rookie Al Simmons The Black Hawks are hurting, too Dennis Hull was yanked from Thursday's game in the second period with a muscle spasm in his back and Jim Pappin has played the series with an ailing back "Hull has no history of back problems, said Chicago coach Billy Reay, "but Pappm has Hull said he had never had a musclw spasm before "I was just standing there when all of a sudden it hit Notes: .The 12 power-play goals scored by both teams in the Chicago-Boston series is five shy of the one-series' record set by St Louis Blues and Minnesota North Stars in a 1970 quarter-final round The overtime game in Chicago Tuesday night was the fourth in Stanley Cup play this year, equalling the number of extra-time games in the entire 38-game 1973 playoffs Flyers consider changing lines NEW YORK (CP) Phila- delphia Flyers may make some line changes for the fourth game Sunday in their best-of-seven National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoff against New York Rangers But there are no plans to change the team's over-all strategy That was the word Friday night from coach Fred Shero whose team had its lead in the best-of seven semi-final reduced to 2-1 following a 5-3 loss Thursday night Sunday's game is scheduled to start at 12 noon MDT and will be shown across Canada by CBC television and in the Toronto area by CTV In a telephone interview from his New Jersey home, Shero indicated fans may be in for a repeat of Thursday's wild contest In that one, referee Bryan Lewis handed out 108 minutes in penalties, including 81 to the Flyers Left winger Bob Kelly has torn ligaments in his left knee and a spokesman for the Flyers said he would be lost to the club for at least 10 days But Shero said later that all he knew for certain was that Kelly will not play Sunday HAS A CHOICE Shero said he is considering centre Bill Clement and winger Simon Nolet as possible replacements for Kelly Nolet appeared in 52 regular season games this season and scored 19 goals Clement had nine goals in 39 games Shero said all his players, with the exception of Kelly, attended an hour-long workout Friday afternoon 'We just worked on our shooting and the regular every day stuff While the Flyers were working half the Rangers were given the day off by coach Emile Francis Ten Rangers held a light workout DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. DOUG BOYER Sales Representative Continues to Serve Southern 308 9th St. S. Phone 328-1228 i Hole-in-one ace Jim Freel Sr. has made one (rom both sides of tee. Jim Freel Sr. defies the odds I By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer It s probably safe to say that one of the greatest thrills of sports is to defy the law of averages and accomplish a feat that is considered a rarity To illustrate, a golfer would be "tickled pmk" if he happened to sink a hole-m-one and a bowler would most likely bronze his bowling shoes if he scored a perfect 450 game The odds of performing either of these feats are extremely high and are, therefore, considered the golfer's dream shot and the bowler's dream game And if this is the case, what are the chances of an individual registering three dream shots, one left-handed and the other two right-handed, along with a perfect score on the bowling lanes9 No one has really taken time out to calulate the probability of this oddity occurring, although it was accomplished some 12 years ago by James Nelson Freel Sr Mr Freel, an 85-year-old Lethbridge sportsman, did, in fact, perform all four feats and made the pages of Ripley's Believe-It-or-Not for his achievements He launched this unbelievable record in 1934 when he rolled 12 straight strikes for a perfect 450 fivepin game while having a friendly Saturday night match with Syd Wallis Jim Mossey George Mossey and Harry Williams at the downtown Bowladrome 'I can remember the occasion very he recalled "It was one of those really funny situations when you've already done something before you've realized it "I thought we were in the llth frame and I was just hoping that I'd throw another strike to give me the chance for the perfect game in the 12th "Well, I got the strike and the next thing I knew, the fellas were congratulating me for firing the 12th strike in "I was so thrilled that I just couldn t believe it He didn't have to bronze his shoes for this dream game since the Brunswick, Balke and Collender Co of Winnipeg sent him a pair of bowling shoes for his achievement His next outstanding feat occurred in 1949 when he scored his first hole-m-one at the Waterton Lakes Golf Club while playing with this wife Ethel, Maggie Hansen, Carl Hansen and Janet Larson He readily recalls this occasion since it was his first ace and it set him back "I was shooting from the left side at the time and I used a four iron to reach the pm on the fourth green some 171 yards he recalled "I also remember it because it cost me in drinks "I had to buy the round at the Waterton Clubhouse and at the local Country Club when I got home A few years later, he decided to swing his clubs from the right side in hopes of improving his game "Shooting left-handed was a frustrating ordeal for he said "I had this bad slice as do most left-handed golfers, and I just felt that a change to right-handed clubs would help eliminate this he added "Switching to right-handed clubs may or may not have improved his game, but it obviously increased his chances of scoring aces In 1959, he recorded his second hole-m-one and repeated the rarity in 1962 On both occasions, he used a four iron to sink his hole- m-one on the 176-yard second hole of the Country Club Whether or not James Nelson Freel Sr will score another hole-m-one or bowl another perfect game is anyone's guess, but if he continues to bowl three games a week all winter and golf every summer afternoon, who is to say he won't turn the rather unbelievable trick again9 He has made a habit of defying the odds a row SPRING CLEAN WITH: Turtle Wai Chrome Polith Tire Cleaner Vinyl Top Cleaner Vinyl Top Wax Upholstery Cleaner Pre-wax Cleaner Exclabur Putt Chtmoit Cheesecloth Or With Bruth Oil Temperature Amperei Transmission SPLASH GUARD' Vinyl Chrome Guard! 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FLOOR MATS 1 and 2 piece Iron! 1 and 2 piece rear Saskatoon boxers have problems Paulson survives opening round EDMONTON (CP) One of five Saskatoon entrants in the Alberta amateur boxing championship posted a victory Friday night Wayne Smith of Saskatoon defeated Schmidt of Drayton Valley, Alta by split decision in a match of 65 pounders Brian Mazer, Dale Smith, Jamie Finlay and Ricky Smith of Saskatoon all were beaten Mazer lost to Shane Finn of Edmonton at 85 pounds while Dale Smith lost a unanimous decision to Wayne JBourque of Fort McMurray, Alta in a 90- pound clash Brent Kinsella, a 112- pounder, won a split decision over Rick Smith of Saskatoon TORONTO (CP) Canadian champion Jamie Paulson of Toronto reached the last eight in the Canadian open badminton championship Friday with two wins during the first day's play Paulson, silver medallist at the British Commonwealth Games earlier this year, was sharp in disposing of George Hanson of Denmark in the first round In the second round, he thrashed Masao Tsuchida of Japan 15-5, 15-4 Torben Nielsen of Denmark, one of the favorites along with defendmg-champion Paulson, knocked out Chris Kmard of Pasadena, Calif, the United States champion, 18-17, 15-2 In one of the day's few up- sets, Soong Chok Soong of Ma- laysia beat Keith Arthur of England 15-8, 15-12 Arthur was one of England's top-ranked players before emigrating to Canada a year ago to become a pro at the Boulevard Club of Toronto Because he was ineligible to play in the Canadian nationals this year he is entered as an English player Jamie McKee of Toronto was one of the busiest players in the tournament In the first round he beat Saw Swee Leong of Malaysia 15-8 14-18 15-11 Then he went to a small room under the stands at ihe Coliseum to write a three-hour third-year chemistry examination which Positively last year for Aaron ATLANTA There are no more plateaus in baseball that could make Henry Aaron decide against retiring at the end of the 1974 season I don't want to start on records says the 40- year-old Atlanta Braves slug- ger That record business is over with Whatever will be, will be 'Even if I'm one hit behind Stan Musial or one RBI behind somebody else, nobody's going to talk me into coming back for another year An ailing right shoulder and chilly weather have curtailed Aaron's appearances at home since his April 8 home run blast off Al Downing of Los Angeles that made Hammerm' Hank the all-time home run king with 715 Aaron has lifted that record to 718 the latest a two-run, seventh-inning shot off Jerry Reuss that gave the Braves a 3 2 comeback victory over Pittsburgh Thursday night It was the 3 517th hit of Aa- ron s career, leaving him only 113 sh> of Musial's National League record of The all-time hit record is safe from an Aaron onslaught, and probably from anyone else It is a mark of established by Ty Cobb Aaron does, however, have a good shot at breaking the RBI standard of held by the great Babe Ruth The Atlanta star now has 10 for the year and needs only 66 more to catch Ruth STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION MONDAY, APRIL 29th p.m. Archie Stamper Goldie vs Danny Littlebear The Kiwis vs Lirry Line ind Great Siki Big John Quinn vs Big Brutus 5 Exciting Matches Watch Stampede Wrestling on CJOC-TV Seat Covers most cars Midland Auto Supply 421-5th St. South (1971 LTD) Phone 327-4951 PICTURE BUTTE GOLF COURSE 9 Beautiful Underground water on aeeded Club MEMBERSHIP PEES SHAREHOLDERS Men Ladies NON-SHAREHOLDERS Men Ladies STUDENTS (Share or FAMILY (Shareholders) Non GREEN PEES weekdays Weekends For Information on shares memberships, and league Call Bill Rae 328-4777 or 732-4406 May 8th thru f Only 20 Regular Price per month cut off: May 15th, 19 8 y.ears ol ears oJ sver.FR i FFERED SAME NAMBUKPIE KUNGFU he should have been writing at York University With a supervisor from the college in attendance, McKee wrote his exam and then had to play a second-round match He lost 15-10, 15-11 to Herman of Indonesia in the singleb but then came back with Jim Lynch of Gravenhurst, Ont, and de- feated Roy Gonzalez and Victoi Jaramillo of Mexico 15- 4. 15-8 in men's doubles Nancy McKmley of Toronto, the defending champion, lost her first game bowing out 11- 5, 12-10 to Jetle Foge of Denmark McKmley tore ligaments in her leg while practising for the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand in January and hadn t played competitively since Her rustiness was evident in the match against the Dane In off-court action, Jack MacDonald, president of the Canadian Badminton Association, said prizes with a total value of would be distributed to winners and runners-up in the championship The decision to award prizes worth more than a few dol- lars was made at a special meeting of the CBA executive Friday The prizes are men's singles, winner runner-up women's singles winner S150, runner-up men's doubles winner runner- up women's doubles and and mixed doubles and 'Prizes to Canadian players will be presented in the form of merchandise vouchers and prizes to foreign players will be forwarded to them through their respective national bad- minton associations. 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Well, take a look at this one all nine starters on the team played for the American League in the 1934 All-Star game made the Hall of Fame that's the only time in history that every starter on one team made the Hall of Fame the starters in that 1934 All-Star game were Lou Gehrig, Charlie Gehrmger, Joe Cronm and Jimmy Fox in the infield Babe Ruth, Heime Manush and Al Simmons in the outfield, Billy Dickey catching and Lefty Gomez pitching Here s an oddity theiewere three major league pitchers who each won more than 20 games in 1972 and these same three pitchers each lost 20 or more games m 1973 Wilbur Wood won 24 games m 1972 and lost 20 m 1973 Sieve Canton won 27 in 1972 and lost 2C m 1973 and Stan Bahnsen won 21 in 1972 and lost 21 in 1973 See KIRK'S... lor the best deal (or every wheel! KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. "The Tire Experts" Your UNIROYAL Dealer 3 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU 1621-3rd Ave. S. PHONE 327-5965 KIRK'S FERNIE. B.C. 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