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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta AUSTRALIA ind SOUTH PACIFIC FARMERS and RANCHERS TOUR Priced I2MS.M pWMn Oecupcncy. Atoton, AecommwUHon. Tourt, MMto CENTRE VILt ONI MM144 Third Section The Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, December 14, 1974_________ JH-7411 FILING CABINETS Pages 21-32 Trottier picks up four points as Broncos win 6-4 I Sutler fixed up Tigers with the old hat trick Friday By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor If coach Earl Ingarfield of the Lethbridge Broncos has enjoyed a victory more this year, it hasn't shown. Broncos stalled the usual potent Medicine Hat Tiger offence for the first two periods and skated away with an im- pressive 64 triumph in Western Canada Hockey League action at the Sportsplex Friday evening. "Our guys simply played their hearts out said Ingarfield Friday as the crowd of were heading for the exits. "We really wanted that the coach added. Ingarfield admitted it is always nice to beat Medicine Hat, but Friday's victory also helped in the standings. Broncos are now just six points back of Saskatoon Blades who lead the eastern division of the league. "It was a big win for added Ingar- field. It was also a big night for Brian Sutter and Bryan Trottier. Sutter, who has an uncanny knack for scoring twice early in a game and then becoming frustrated looking for number three, pulled the trigger on his first hat trick of the season as he sparked the Bron- cos Linemate Trottier, defenceman Doug Gillespie and newcomer Gary Wagner added singles for the Broncos as they pinn- ed the Tigers up against the ropes 4-0 and 5-1 by periods. Don Murdoch matched Sutler's three- goal performance for the Tigers but it wasn't enough Tom Bast added a solo marker early in the third period to start a Tiger comeback that was too little, too late. Ingarfield didn't say the score flattered Medicine Hat but he did admit that Bast's marker did drop the Broncos into a defen- sive shell. Trottier, who also added three assists and felt he should have had more, got the Broncos out of the gate in a hurry as he scored from defenceman John Lutz at the mark of the opening period Broncos had been applying strong pressure on the Tigers but had been thwarted by netminder Ken Holland. However Trottier managed to jam the puck past Holland as the locals enjoyed a man advantage Sutter scored his first of the night just a minute later while he Trottier were killing a penalty. In all fairness, Trottier did the work on the play as he undressed the Tiger defence and slipped the puck to Sutter who simply put the puck behind a helpless Holland. Sutter came back 10 minutes later as he and Trottier again combined. Tigers' Darrel Durand was off for holding as Sutter hit Trottier with a pass just crossing the 'Hat blueline. Again side the 'Hat blueline and then took a perfect Bancks pass and drove it past Trottier pulled the defenders his way and slipped it to Sutter and bingo. Wagner, who joined the club from Win- nipeg Friday morning, watched as linemate Jerry Bancks stole the puck in- Holland Wagner had his share of chances as he performed solidly in his first Bronco game. Gillespie potted what proved to be the winner at of the second period as he blasted a blueline shot past a surprised Holland. Tigers were two men short as Gillespie scored. "But so were we just earlier and didn't give them a chance at said a happy Gillespie. Broncos killed time for a minute and three seconds while two men sat out penalties. Murdoch, who Bronco coach Ingarfield says is very quick and sneaks in behind you, scored for the Tigers while they were shorthanded to narrow the Bronco margin to 5-1 with 20 minutes left in the game. In the third period Bast, from Murdoch at 1.19 gave the Tigers new life and they almost took full advantage of it. Murdoch moved the Tigers to within two goals at as he took a perfect pass from Bast and beat Lethbridge netminder Rollie Boutin cleanly from close in. However, Sutter put the game away as he fired home his third of the night after taking a pass from Bancks in the Tiger corner. "Look what it cost me for that said Bancks as he showed a welt behind his left ear thanks to a cheap elbow from Tiger defenceman Brian Maxwell. Murdoch's goal at 15 37 simply earned the Tigers a small margin of respect on the night The two clubs split 10 minor penalties while the Broncos outshot the Tigers 32-23. Ingarfield oozed with pride Friday as he made it clear his club played great. "Now, if we can play like that Sunday night we just might even a few scores we have to settle with New Westminster he said. Bruins are here Sunday night for a seven o'clock encounter In two meetings between the Broncos and Bruins the host club has dominated. The Broncos won 11-6 here and lost 10-5 at the coast. LOOSE PUCKS Friday's three stars were Bryan Trottier, Brian Sutter and Don Murdoch Broncos took just 17 shots in the first period and made Ken Holland stop nine while scoring four times Friday marked the first time in four meetings between the Broncos and Tigers that the locals had taken the lead Barry Dean was missing from the Tiger line-up due to pulled ligaments and Greg Vaydik was not up to par as he had a leg in- jury as well Broncos look for a win Sunday as they hit the road for three games next week. BRONCOS 6 MEDICINE HAT 4 First Period 1 Lethbridge. Trottier (Lutz) 3 45 2 Lethbridge, Sutter (Trottcer) 4 57 3 Lethbridge. Sutter (Trottier) 14 27 4 Lethbridge Wagner (Bancks) 18 54 Penalties Sanche MH 1 37, Hall L 405. Johnson L 1000 Durrand MH 1346 Second Period 5 Lethbridge. Gillespie (Trot- tier, Delorme) 11 08 6 Medicine Hat Murdoch (Bast) 12 09 Penalties Bast MH 0 29, Gillespie L 5 57, Sutter L 655 Ray MH 1008 Vaughan MH 1058 Third Period 7 Medicine Hat, Bast (Murdoch) 1 198 Medicine Hat, Murdoch (Bast 9 Lethbnage Sutter (Tidey Bancks) 907 10 Medicine Hat, Murdoch (Lane) 1537 Penalty Gillespie L 2 04 Shots on goal by Medicine Hat 8 4 Lethbridge 13 9 Hat. Holland, Lethbridge, Boutin 783 BRONCOS' DOUG GILLESPIE HELPS FORM DEFENCE IN FRONT OF GOALIE BOUTIN BILL GROENEN photo Devils lose BLAIRMORE, Alta (CP) The Pass Red Devils suf- fered their 26th loss without a win this season as they were edged 4-3 by Drumheller Falcons in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game Friday night Ryan Wecker scored three goals for the winners and Den- nis Wallis added one Rob Neeld, Kent Lassiter and Gary Buat replied for the losers Specialists in all types of Engines ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING WISCONSIN ENGINE Sato and CUSTOM ENGINE PARTS LTD. .IMS- 3rd AVMIIM South Phono 32M1H DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 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T-Shirts Wide range of styles and sizes Easy-care fun to wear' Bike accessories Wide selection of quality John Deere bike acces- sories Good stocking staffers From Generator Light Kit Headlight and taillight Needs no batteries Cyclometer to record mileage Precision-tested for quality McKAY BROS. FARM IMPLEMENTS LTD. 3214 5th Avtnut North Phone 327-551 2 ;