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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta ANDY CAPP Pat Sullivan Old-Timers come and go Ted Lindsay went the entire game without an elbowing penalty; Rock Crawford didn't get a chance to dance on his skates but did score the opening goal and Elmer Lach displayed flashes of why he is in hockey's Hall of Fame. This was just a sprinkling of what went into the recipe of Sunday's Old Timers game at the Sportsplex. A game a guy named Red Storey made great. Storey, who turned his back on a very lucrative career as a National Hockey League referee because the league officials failed to back him, led a cast of Old Timers through their paces Sunday afternoon and as has been said before, the only losers were the people who missed the game. The fun and enjoyment of the game itself was just part of the weekend that helped make people from east end west many new friends. As Jimmy Peters of the Detroit Red Wings, who along with Montreal Canadiens help make up the eastern club, said Sunday "we'll be back." Joe Klukay made it very clear he will return. "I had heard talk of Western he said, "now I know what they mean." Space won't allow for all that could be said to be listed. The compliments heaped on the Lethbridge organizers were many. Sunday's game will be a big boost for the Canada Winter Games, you can bet on that. Lindsay, like the entire contingent of players and their wives, was very impressed with the Sportsplex. "We need something like this in the Detroit he said. "We have over 300 minor hockey rinks, but nothing like this." And how does Lindsay feel about today's hockey players? He is impressed with some of them but feels the calibre of play has definitely -been watered down. "It certainly isn't like it used to said Lindsay. "Now what they pay one of the top draft choices would have been enough to pay the entire Red Wing team when it was in its heyday. If Storey could change the game in any way what would he do first? "Expansion has been a sore spot for he stated. "I think each team should be allowed to protect just 10 players and one goalie. This way there would be some very good hockey talent available for the expansion teams. We wouldn't have such dismal clubs as Washington and Kansas City. You can cxpcci to take in another Old Timers game. It may not be next year but it will happen again. After all we still have to see Crawford on his toes swinging his stick like a lariat, Lindsay take an elbowing penalty and Lach score a goal And one look at Ray Kinasawich and his dying swan act is not enough, nor is just one look at Art Michaluk's toque. No, we have to do it again gentlemen. NEW CONSTABLE ABOUND I'D BETTER WARN LIKE A NICE YOU'RE A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART, SON, I'M A GREAT t BELIEVER IN LAW AN( ORDER) 'AS LONG AS 'ECAN LAY "DOWN THE LAW GIVE THE Wednesday, December 11, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 27 Brawls spoil At least not facing 19 shots Smith doesn't mind working Southern Alberta Juvenile League WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11th p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE LETHBRIDGE MIDGET ELKS vs TABER JUVENILES Adults Students Children By THE CANADIAN PRESS It's been suggested by some National Hockey League ob- servers that when goalie Gary Smith gets tired of the work load, Vancouver Canucks will begin to slump. But as long as the Canucks do as good a job as they did Tuesday night in helping their lanky netminder, he shouldn't have to worry about the work load and can keep busy instead counting his shutouts. Smith had to make only 19 saves to record his fifth shutout of the season Tuesday night, backing the surprising Canucks in their 18th win, a 3- 0 decision over California Seals. In other NHL games Tuesday, Boston Bruins beat Kansas City Scouts 6-2, Montreal Canadiens defeated Minnesota North Stars 5-3 and New York Islanders edged St. Louis Blues 3-2. Paulin Bordeleau scored twice to help the Canucks widen their Smythe Division lead to 15 points over second- place Chicago Black Hawks. After just 29 games, the Ca- nucks now are only seven wins away from breaking their club record of 24 wins in one season set in their first year in 1970-71 and matched last season. At Minnesota, a three-goal flurry by the Canadiens sent North Stars' goalie Cesare Maniago to the showers in the second period. Maniago took himself out of the game after he misplayed a routine shot by Montreal's Murray Wilson, allowing a goal that gave the Canadiens a 4-2 lead. "Please leave me said a frustrated Maniago after the game. "I don't want to talk about it." Maniago slammed his stick to the ice and skated past the North Star bench and ignored an attempt by coach Jack Gordon to keep the goalie in the game. UNDER THE HIGA'S CHRISTMAS TREE SUGGESTIONS TURTLE NECK SWEATERS GLOVES KNIT SHIRTS DOWN FILLED JACKETS CURLING SHOES HOWICK JEANS HIGA'S JEWELLERY MEN'S WEAR 406-13th St. No. Phone 327-7610 "I certainly wasn't going to tackle said Gordon. "This game can be tough on goaltenders. The other poeple might make mistakes and not be noticed. Everybody sees the goaltender. Cleveland coach John Hanna warned his Crusaders not to take last-place Van- couver Blazers for granted, but apparently the message didn't sink in. NHL summaries MONTREAL 5, MINNESOTA 3 First period 1 Montreal. Cour- noyer 11 (Shutt. Awrey) 240; 2 Minnesota Goldsworthy 19 (Stan- field. Hextall) 1216 Penalties Reed 5.30. Lambert 10.39. Roberts 12-10 Resch 18'55 Second period 3 Montreal. Shutt 10 (Lafleur. Robinson) 13.07. 4 Montreal. Savard 7 (Mahovlich. Cour- noyer) 14 11. 5 Minnesota. Oliver 6 (Stanfield. Hicks) 14 48. 6 Montreal. Wilson 6 (Savard) 1558 7 Minnesota. Goldsworthy 20 (Barrett Parise) 16 16 Penalties Barrett 13.50. Gamey. Barrett 16.57 Third period 8 Montreal. Tremblay 5 (Lambert) 14 12 Penalties None Shots on goal by Montreal 9 17 Minnesota 7 13 Attendance BOSTON 6. KANSAS CITY 2 First period 1 Boston Marcotte 11 (Hodge) 0 16. 2 Boston. Marcotte 12 (Orr) 650, 3 Boston, Bucyk 8 (Forbes Sheppard) 16.16 Penalties Orr Burns. Forbes 2-00 Second period 4 Kansas City. Nolet 11 (Croteau Lefley) 655. 5 Boston Esposito 22 (Orr Sheppard) 13 18. 6 Boston. Savard 6 (Edestrand) 15 22 Penalties Giroux, Smith. Gilbert, Edestrand 200 Ryan, Hunter honored NEW YORK (AP) Nine American League pitchers had 20-victory seasons in 1974 with Oakland A's control ace, Catfish Hunter, and California Angels fireballer Nolan Ryan leading the honors list releas- ed today by the league. Hunter, the AL Cy Young Award winner, led the league with 25 victories and had the skimpiest earned run average among regulars with a 2.49 mark. He also led the world champion A's to the team pitching lead with its 2 95 ERA. well ahead of Baltimore Orioles' 3.27. Ryan, who pitched the third no-hitter of his career during the season, pitched a league high 332 2-3 innings and, in the process, struck out 367 batters, thus becoming the first pitcher in major league history to surpass 300 strikeouts three years in a row. He fell only 16 strikeouts shy of his own record of 383 set in 1973. Ferguson Jenkins, the native of Chatham, Ont., with Texas Rangers, runner-up to Hunter in the Cy Young balloting, also won 25 games while Ryan. Steve Busby of Kansas City Royals, Luis Tiant of Boston Red Sox and Mike Cuellar of Baltimore won 22 apiece, Jim Kaat of Chicago White Sox and Gaylord Perry of Cleveland Indians each won 21 and Wilbur Wood of Chicago won 20 Reid named president Ed Reid of Lethbridge has been named president of the Alberta Saskatchewan Southern Rodeo Circuit. Reid was named at the circuit's re- cent annual meeting in Raymond. Caeser Coppieters, Jr. of Raymond was chosen as the general manager of the cir- cuit and Garry Allison of Lethbridge was named the secretary-treasurer. The Southern Circuit com- prises rodeos in Southern Alberta and parts of Saskatchewan There are 14 rodeo.s on tap foi next season Third period 7 Kansas City. Dube 1 (Lemieux, Paiement) 3 05. 8. Boston Esposito 22 (Hodge) 9 10 Penalties Marcotte 6 24. Edestrand 12 56, Esposito 13 55 Burns. Doak double minor 1739 Shots on goal by Boston 12 15 Kansas City 11 6 Goal Brooks. Boston Plasse. Kansas City Attendance 8.069 ISLANDERS, 3, ST. LOUIS 2 First period 1 St Louis. Plante9 (Lefley) 1 27, 2 NY Islanders, Howatt 6 (Westfall. D Potvin) 233. 3 NY Islanders. D Potvin 7 (J Potvin MacMillan) 1537 Penalties Hart 306. J Potvin 831. Wilson 11 14. Larose 15 06 Second period 4 NY Islanders. J Potvin 4 (D Potvin, St Laurent) 1212 Penalties Wilson 029. Islanders bench served by St Laurent 2 34 Nystrom, Merrick ma- jors 7 10. Hart 807. Gassoff 1030. Wilson major 18 16 Third period 5 St Louis. Linger 14 (Larose. Thomson) 10 18 Penalty Bourne 10 33 Shots on goal by St Louis 8 17 NY Islanders 12 10 Goal Davidson. St Louis. Resch NY Islanders Attendance 12.915 VANCOUVER 3. CALIFORNIA 0 First Period: No scoring Penalties Macadam Cal 6 07. Pratt V 14 56 Weir Cal 1537 Second Period: 1 Vancouver Bordeleau 9 (Oddleifson. Gould) 1 37 2 Vancouver Dailey 5 (Lever Boudnas) 7 03 Penalties Kearns 2 16 Frig 11 54 Weir 14 34. Stewart Monahan 1510 Demarco 1935 Third Period: 3 Vancouver. Bordeleau 10 6 16 Penalties O claherty. Johnston 1 07 Pratt 17 13 Shots on goal by California 5 2 Vancouver 12 12 Goal Simmons California, Smith. Vancouver Attendance 15 570 The Blazers, last in the World Hockey Association Canadian Divison but with five wins in their last six games, beat the Crusaders 4-3 Tuesday night. "I cautioned them prior to the game for that one Hanna said. "Van- couver isn't as bad as their last-place standing makes them sound. Their season record was 9-11, and we were only 10-7, so we really weren't much better." The win gave the Blazers a 6-1 record in their last seven games and pulled them to within one point of fourth- place Edmonton Oilers. In other games Tuesday, Winnipeg Jets beat In- dianapolis Racers 5-3, Minnesota Fighting Saints defeated Toronto Toros 4-2, Phoenix Roadrunners de- feated Chicago Cougars 4-2 and Michigan Stags played to a 4-4 tie against San Diego Mariners. The Blazers outskated the Crusaders during the first two periods and held a 4-1 edge go- ing into the final 20 minutes of play. junior games TABER, Alta (Special) Don Renner collected three goals to lead Taber Golden Suns to an 11-1 Alberta Junior Hockey League victory over the Pass Red Devils Tuesday night. Tom Schrieber, with two goals, and Bernie Syrenne, Dale Setoguchi. Cam Fabbri, Tim O'Donnell, Randy JoevenazEo and Dan Solheim, with singles, scored the other Taber goals. George Buat scored in the second period to spoil a shutout bid by Taber goaltender Kel Erickson. The Red Devils were outshot 58-21. Taber took eight minor penalties, two majors, one misconduct and two game misconducts. The Pass drew nine minors, a match penalty, three majors and three game misconducts. Major penalties were assessed with 13 seconds left when both benches emptied during a fight. Referee Dave Gaskarth called the game as the clock ran out. Meanwhile in Drumheller the Falcons opened a three- goal lead in the first two periods Tuesday night and held off Red Deer Rustlers 4-3 in a league game. Ron Rose, Jim Mil, Dennis Wallis and Ryan Wecker scored for the Falcons, who led 2-0 and 4-1 by periods. Brian Day, Terry Wittchen and Ralph MacLaine Pont tallied for the losers. Drumheller outshot the Rustlers 39-36 and served 10 of 18 minor penalties in the hard-hitting contest. Drumheller also served three of five misconducts and three of five game-misconducts The game was also marked by a third-period brawl. EASING National Identification Card Predictable Costs Frees investment usually less than Adaptable to private individual as well as business Current model prestige Easy way to get second car supm'iar m arm's Phone 223-3537 LEASING business CLIP THIS COUPON and get ZO Oil any SUIT OR CO-ORDINATE at Regular Prices. THIS COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF PURCHASE! 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