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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETHBRIPGE HERALD 1973 1974 CHARTER INFORMATION IQ GovMWMt Now AvilliMi For OMillt CoHicI ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 STAN FISCHLER Minnesota North Stars coach Jack Gordon got the axe because he didn't quickly pull his slothful flubs out of their tailspm. The word from Twin Cities was that Mister Nice Guy Gordon could not cope with the fat-cat North Stars who won long-term contracts from manager Wren Blair and have proceeded to simply go through the motions. Making it worse for Gordon were the cross town WHA Fighting Saints who could take the North Stars 4-1 in any best-of-seven series The Saints' Walton Mike and are better copy and more ex- citing than the entire North Stars club put together. New coach Parker MacDonald does not figure to be any improvement Vic Hadfield's defection from Team Canada will never be forgotten by Canadian hockey fans The New York Rangers' captain by the is over the hill is lustily booed whenever he steps on Maple Leaf Gardens ice in Toronto As one subscriber put apparently had no idea what a stupid thing he did when he quit Team Canada and for have no intentions of letting him forget The hockey story of the year if not the decade is Phil Esposito's remarkable comeback after his devastating injury last Spring and resultant operation that reduced the size of his right side. right says still three-fourths of an inch smaller than my left That's because the thigh muscle was inac- tive while my knee was healing It's supposed to grow back to its normal so it hasn't.1' The Bruins' center insists that he's doing anything this despite the slow recuperation don't think I'm quick as I used to but I feel that will change when my leg is back in shape Phil still is sensitive when questioned about expansion's effect on his bloating scoring statistics. expansion is the reason for my he ''then someone else been as successful' Expansion may have played a small part but it's not the major reason why I've been so Esposito is not the highest-paid player in but maybe he should be As Phil I feel I'm but that doesn't affect my game at all. I just go out there and do the best I Hall of Fame disappointing HAMILTON The Canadian Football Hall of Fame has been a disappoint- ment in its first year of opera- tion director Larry Smith says. He said in an interview Tuesday excluding open- ing only persona NOW'S THE BEST TIME for you to make deal on a quality used car or truck 1973-Chevelle Maiibu 2 door hardtop V8. auto p s p b 1971 Dodge Tandem 5 speed mam 4 speed auxilliary. 34.000 bogies 1971 Chev Wagon V8 auto ps p h rad 1971 CMC Truck ton V8 4 speod 1972Ponliac 4 door sedan V8 a p s p h rad'0 1968 Mercury 1967 Buick Wildcat 968 Meteor Rideau Your Choice For Only V8. auto p s p b.. radio 63-Chev Impala. 4 door. V8. p.s. 62-Panliac Station Wag- on Sommerfeldt Car Sales 321-13th St N Phone 328-9444 visited the hall during the last year. Much of this he came from school group tours at half price. On many only four or five persons visited the building. Smith said a major problem is a lack of funds to promote the hall. haven't even been able to reach the Toronto market never mind the Canadian he estimating the hall had a deficit of in its first year GAUDAUR DISAPPOINTED Jake CFL com- also said he is in the amount of traffic going through the hall He said he considers it to be the most outstanding sports shrine of its kind in North America and is surprised by the lack of interest shown in it. The hall is owned by the City of Hamilton and operated by the CFL through a manage- ment committee of represen- tatives from both groups. The city pays the maintenance costs while the CFL pays salaries and other operational expenses that hall revenues cannot cover. think we need a form of management that can generate more revenue for the said Gaudaur. I don't want to be critical of present Mayor Vic Coops said atten- dance has been disappointing and more will have to be done to publicize the hall NEED ENCOURAGEMENT hundreds of people in this city who haven't seen the hall who should be induced in there by he said. James chairman of -the hall's management criticized the CFL. haven't got much help from the CFL. For it is my understanding that there wasn't even anything mentioned in the Grey Cup program about the hall of fame At least they could have done that. Herald- Sports Concentration the key Colleen of Willow Ridge Place in concentrates on her figures Wednesday in preparation for the 1973 Alberta-Northwest Territories figure skating championships starting today Some competition took place this afternoon with evening at seven at Henderson Ice Centre tion continues throughout the day Friday and more this Competi- Saturday. Rude return for Denis Dejordy Esposito finally gets a rest By THE CANADIAN PRESS Chicago Black Hawks' coach Billy who said earlier in the week that goaltender Tony Esposito would 78 this relented a bit Wednes- day night who has started all Chicago's games this was replaced late in the final period by rookie Mike thereby creating a National Hockey League first a Toronto native making his NHL is the first Jewish goalie in league history Last year he played with Dallas in the Central Hockey where he won the leading goalkeeper award and the CHL rookie award His last amateur club was Peter- borough Petes of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A League Chicago Olympia Stadium organist played a tradition Jewish folk song when Veisor took the ice and repeated it when he made his first save Actually Veisor came on the scene after the Hawks had the game well in hand and Chicago went on to an 8-2 vic- lorv that put the team one point behind Philadelphia Flyers West Division leaders. Veisor had to share the li- melight with 15-year veteran centreman Stan who paced the Chicago attack with three goals. who now has eight goals and 12 assists in 23 is not yet in his cus- tomary place among the top 10 scoring but now that he's rounding into top shape he'll probably soon make his presence felt Mikita's best season was 1967-68 when he had 40 goals and 47 assists for 87 points year he won the Art Ross the Hart and most and Lady Byng valuable for the second time in a row Last season Mikita scored 27 goals and earned 56 assists in 57 games. Red Berenson and Henry Bouche were scorers for the Red Wings who are sputtering again after a good start under new coach Alex Delvecchio In other New York Ranges defeated St Louis Blues Atlanta Flames and Summaries CHICAGO DETROIT 2 First period 1 Mikita 6 5192 Chicago Hull 10 6 07 3 Chicago Redmond 5 6 29 4 Chicago Mikita 7 1037 Penalties Russell 330 Stackhouse 5 36 Second period 5 Chicago Martin 10 3 58 6 Berenson 6 7 Detroit Boucha 7 18 8 Kryskow 2 1935 Penalties M Redmond 1 55 6 D Redmond 5 48 M Redmond Rota 15 16 Third period 9 Chicago Rota 6 10 Chicago. Mikita 8 5 23 Penalties Hughes 5 32 M Redmond 15 01 on goal by Chicago B 12 Detroit 11 12 Attendance 12438 LOS ANGELES PITTSBURGH 1 First Period 1 Pittsburgh. McDonough 10 2 Los Murdoch 5 9 08 3 Los Angeles Nevm 9 SI 11 16 4 Los Angeles Williams 2 St 1300 Penalties St Marseille 3 43 Berry major Watson minor major 1004 McDonough Komodoski 1423 Long 1452 Second Period No scoring Penalties Burrows 8 49 Maloney 11 48 Third period 5 Los Angeles Nevm 10 1311 Penalties none NY RANGERS ST. LOUIS 1 First period 1 NY Rangers Hadfield 7 8412 NY Rangers Irvine 8 18 3 NY Rangers Rousseau 3 19 00 Penalty Barclay Plager 7 36 Second period 4 St Louis Plante 5 3 5 NY Rangers Park 7 4 18 Penalties Stemkowski 543 Evans 18 29 Third period 6 NY Rangers Stemkowski 9 14 09 Penalties None Shots on goal by St. Louis 6 9 New York 13 11 Attendance ATLANTA 3. CALIFORNIA 3 First Period 1 Atlanta Richard 7 4 2 Patrick 3 3 McKay 1 1833 Penalties Edwards Rochefort 7 53 Patrick 8 58 Second Period 4 Stewart 5 8 5 Atlanta Arnason 7 1626 Penalties None Third Period 6 California J Johnston 1158 Penalties- McKay major B 30 Romanchych J Johnston majors 1359 Shots on goal by Atlanta .......17 18 California S 6 137 California Golden Seals tied 3- 3 and Los Angeles Kings upset Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. New York registered its 15th consecutive unbeaten game against St Louis on Madison Square Garden ice. The Blues last won in the Rangers' corral on Nov. 1968 Ted Irvine and Bobby Rousseau capped a three-goal New York first period with goals 47 seconds apart to spark the Rangers. The normally hard-hitting Blues took only two but Rangers capitalized on Barclay Plager Vic Hadfield scored 65 seconds after the penalty box door slammed on Plager. lot of coaches warn their players about taking cheap penalties against the Blues' coach Jean- Guy Tolbot said. sometimes the guys let up too much Rangers' coach Larry Po- pem the power play goes you're bound to score Joey Johnston's llth goal of the season gave California Golden Seals their tie with the Flames It came at of the third while the Seals were shorthanded. California defenceman Ray McKay was serving a major penalty for high sticking Seals' goalie Marve Edwards suffered twisted ligaments in his left knee when Chuck Arnason scored late in the se- cond period to give the Flames a 3-2 lead But Edwards completed the period He was replaced by Ted Tucker. LETHBRIDOE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7lh Street Shopping Mall Alberta PIMM 328-7411 S.C.M. TYPEWRITERS V. Toros playing red-hot hockey Hawley still one away RESERVE NOW -Kmqs iDomam Louise CLOSFST TO CANADA 5 FIN F S T SKI SLOPES Md Jockey Sandy Hawley went winless at Laurel race track leaving him still one short of Willie Shoemaker's season victor- record The 24-year-old who had won three races each Monday and Tues- day to run his season total to had his best rides m the first two races finishing second both times. He placed third in the third race and was never better than fourth on his remaining five mounts the way they come with I win none or I win Hawley said after his three wins Tuesday. Besides chasing Shoe- maker's 1953 record of 485 Hawley is also shooting for his own goal of 500 in one year. Wednesday's nine-race pro- gram was run over a sloppy track and some of the races were run under heavy rain. race said Hawley after the ninth race. were lots of come- from-behinders today. In this anything can happen Hawley said he was really and didn't regard his winless day as a slump. under a little bit of but I've been lucky here so far. I had some real good breaks in getting six winners in two days Hawley rode Palace Whirl to a second-place finish behind I'm Diana in the first and then got another second aboard William De Great in the se- cond won by Wishing Al. DROPS TO THIRD He was aboard Keep Off in the only time I was in front all but faded to third behind Handsome Greek and Pride of Place Palace Whirl returned and William De Great and 80 and Keep Off MOO By THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto Toros continued to be the hottest commodity in the World Hockey Association Wednesday night. The Toros rallied for two goals in the third period to de- feat Vancouver Blazers 3-1 Wednesday and climb into a three-way tie for second place with Cleveland Crusaders and Quebec Nordiques in the East Division. Durbano suspended ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues suspended Steve Dur- bano Monday for an indefinite period as a result of the 21- year-old defenceman's skating off the ice Saturday night in a National Hockey League game against New York Rangers. Jim the club's general informed Durbano of his suspension just before the team left for New York and its game tonight against the Islanders. took it very clamly and co-operated very well m taking the Cullen said. said that it was one of those spur-of-the-moment things. He just felt that he should get out of there. I think he will take a little time now to think things over The victory was the fifth in a row for the Toros. who were opening a three-game road trip in western Canada. The before 8.864 was only the second in the last eight games for the The victory was costly for the Toronto already hard-hit by injuries. Toros lost defenceman Gerard Gibbons late in the first period when he suffered a possible shoulder separation during an alterca- tion with Blazer rookie Claude St who flattened Gibbons with a series of right- hand punches. The Toros will vish monton tonight for a rijatch with the who lost to Winnipeg Wednesday In the only other Houston Aeros whipped New Jersey Knights 52. Winnipeg 3 Edmonton 1 Following playing-coach Bobby Hull's recent observa- tion that team-work was lack- ing among his left- winger Norm Beaudin set up the Jets' first goal by defenceman Duke Admundson and did all the digging for'the go-ahead goals by Hull and Danny Johnson. Val Fonteyne collected Edmonton's only goal The Jets are still seven points behind the but the defending West Division off to a slow start this began showing the form that carried them into the finals last year. 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