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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta JO THE LETHBRIOGE HERAID Thursday, Doccmbor 17 ,1970 Smt A vfSSBHfisWSSJi. WAITS HER TURN Displaying all the aplomb of a veteran player, her turn on the ice during the annual children's party held by the club irie France Cournoyer, daughter of Canadiens' Yvan Cournoyer, waits in Montreal. President fines eight teams own Saw about Retzlaff backs Williams., disagrees with his boss a MONTREAL National Hockey League players may have second thoughts they become embroiled in any more bench-clearing brawls Jus season. The members of Montreal Canadiens, automatic fines of per player were assessed against 14 members of Pittsburgh Penguins and 13 Canadiens when both benches emptied at the end of the second period in a game at the Montreal Forum Nov. this incident Pittsburgh's back-up goalie Al Smith and Montreal's rightwinger Claude Larose were given additional fines for leading their teams over the boards. Boston and Chicago became embroiled in a dispute Dec. 2 with 12 players from each team jumping off the bench to join the melee, enriching the NHL coffers by In addition, Boston netminder Gerrv Cheevers received an au-tomatfc 5100 fine for leaving his crease to fight and a tether Uaple Leafs, Boston Chicago Black Hawks, Minnesota North Stars, outing Golden Seals and received word Wednesday from NHL president Clarence Campbell on fines the eague is imposing as a result shares five general melees this season. Campbell imposed a total of in fines following an investigation into the five brawls. Included in the total was aven automatically for the in-'ractions. A club fine of NICK FERRIS Canadian Press Staff Writer On any other National Hockey League club, Stan Mikita would rate superstar status. But playing with Chicago Black Hawks, the as Chicago drubbed St. Louis Blues 8-3. in other games, Boston Bruins dumped Los Angeles Kings 6-4, Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2, Minnesota North Stars and Chicago, Mikita's first goal evened the count at 1-1 in the first period. The Hawks exploded with five goals in the second and two more in the final 20 minutes to register their 12th straight home-ice victory, a Montreal was assessed has surrendered much played to a 1-1 record. he Canadiens were involved in hree of the five incidents spotlight to the Golden Jet, Bobby Hull, and more California Golden Seals thumped Detroit Red Wings other points came in the second-period barrage. which Campbell passed judgment Wednesday "This type of brawling Tony Esposito, the spectacular Hawk goaltender. Mikita, the four goals pushed his season's total to nine and with 23 assists moved him to vrin gave Chicago 45 points in the West Division standings, seven ahead of sec- got to said Campbell. 'Penalties will be increased, veteran of the Black Hawks for 11 seasons, took in the NHL individual scoring race, 25 points back of St. Louis. At Boston, Esposito scored his cluding suspension until the pro-jer result is achieved." STARTED LAST Wednesday night, scoring four goals and assisting of Boston, who has 57 points. and 28th goals of the season within a space of 49 seconds as the Bruins handed Los Ange-les its ninth consecutive A rule went into effect last Saturday stating that "a bench minor penalty shall be The Bruins, who led 1-0 after 20 minutes, increased their on the team of the first to 4-0 in the second pe- o leave his bench" to join YORK 4 BUFFALO 4 PITTSBURGH before Los Angeles tallied tight. The first of the Period No scoring. Pens ties Stemkowski Duff Period 1. Toronto, Derey 1 (Baun, Armstrong) Penalty The teams exchanged goals in the final period. ncidents took place in Boston Jarden Nov. 8 in a game involving the Bruins and Fairbairn, Pratt, Park Second Period 1. New York, B {Stemkowski, N e v I n) Penalties Watson 2-43, Pratt Second 2. Pittsburgh, Bath-gate 5 (Hextall) 3. Toronto, Mac-Millan 9, Penalties Monahan Kessell Dorey has nine more points than team-mate Bobby Orr, who picked up three assists in the Fourteen Bruins and 13 Montreal players were handed Third Period 2. New York, Stem-kowskl (Ncvin, Irvine) 3. Period 4. Pittsburgh, Black-burn 2 (Hsrbaruk, Boyer) 5. Toronto, Ellis 9 (Henderson, and who holds down second spot in NHL scoring. Espos- matic fines each for Tkaczuk 7 (Fairbairn, B a 1 o n 13-36; A. New York, Rateile 15 (G fi. Toronto, MacMillar, 10 (Keon, Pelyk} Penalty Ellis 28 goals is tops in the ing their respective benches Penalties on goal engage in the on-ice fracas. Left winger Peter on goal by Buffalo 7 4 M New York I? 6 14 Pittsburgh 10 8 Attendance __ victory enabled the Bruins to hold their two-point of the Canadiens was handed over New York in the East additional for being 1 MONTREAL irst player from either team 3 ST, LOUIS New York, Ed Giacomin eave his bench to join Period 1. St. Louis, Loren O'Shea) the first NHL goalie to (Berenson, Sutherland) 2. Chicago, Mikita 6 (D. Hull, R. Hull) 3 St Louis, St. Marseille 6 Harris Larose Collins his fourth shutout this 16-55- 4 St. Louis, Lorentz Period No scoring. stopping 20 Sabre shots. Marseille) Penalties Grant Ferguson shutout was New York's 1? Roberts Reid in a row and sixth of the "Ttr Korab Pericd 2. Montreal, W IN DOUBT Pericd S. Chicago, (J. C. Trembiay, .Lapolnle) making the Rangers the W GIVE HER (KorcH, Magnuson 6. Chicago, Martin M (Maqnuscn, Koroll) 7. Chicago, Mikita 8 (D. Hull, Tardif Ferguson major, Barrett major Richard leading defensive team. The Rangers snowed the GENUINE B. Chicago, Hull 14 on goal under with three third- W 19-15. Penalties U U Minnesota 1! 7 goals against goaltender 1 SEALSKIN Korob Third Pericd 50. Chicaqo, (MaKi, Korab) 11. Daley as they skated to their 15th straight victory on it R. Hull 15 fMakl, 4, DETROIT ice. 1 BOOTS Penalty Kcrab Shots on goal Period 1. California, Pittsburgh, the Maple jitf SEE OUR Louis 5 8 Chicago 17 8 17-4! Attendance (Muloin, E. Hickc) 2. Call-fornia, Inqarfield 3 (E. Hlcke) strung together their first four-game winning streak since V, Period 3. Detroit, opening of the 1068-69 sea- WINDOWS i LOS ANGELES 16-49 Penalties i Period 1. Boston, Slant ie Hart MaeMiilan rapped in his 8? (McKeniie) Penalties (Croleam 5. Cetroit'. and 10th goals this season i BENEFIT Marctte Second Period 2. Boston, West fa 9 (Sanderson) 3. Boston, 17. (Bergman, LaJeunssse) 6. California, Roberts 1 (E. Hicke) Rolfe pace the Leafs, who needed two late goals to break a 2-6 tie. 1 SHOES LTD. 27 (Cashman, Green) Boston, Esposito 23 (Bucyk, minor-major Berqman 12-21, Larose's 10th goal of 5. Los Angeles, Flett 7. on goal year midway into the final 615 4th Ave. S. i. Lcs Angeles, Pulford 9 (Robinson) Penalties Orr S 2fl California 7 6 at Minneapolis lifted the S Phone 327-7300 ThlM PsrJod 7. Boston, Hodge to the tie with the VA Cashman) 8. Los Stars, offseting Bill Gold- M OPFM J (Pulford, Curtis) s iirst-penofl goal. W and FRIDAY Angeles, Pulford 10 (Berry, 10. Boston, Sanderson 10 (Bai-oy, Orr) 19-51. Penalty clioseu Canadiens, who tallied 14 goals in their previous two Till 9 P.M. Shots on goal by Los Angeles i 13 37 Boston 1? is were stopped cold by former team-mate Gump Wor-sley, who kicked aside 36 shots (AP) Pele, the i until Larose's long slap soccer star, was At Oakland, UK Golden GOING TO Sportsman of j West Division cellar-dwells, Wednesday in an Associated npset iiie Wings, fifth in poll of European with Carol Vadnais's sev- Stay Heavyweight boxer goal of the year at of 1 Ali was the only (he third period proving to he STETSON VILLAGE named, being picked Uie winner. eighth. California led 2-0 after 3) min- Merckx. a Belgian cycl- utes. Detroit made it 2-1 in the TV BEDS was second and Chris Pa- i second period Irefore 100 Avenue and Madeod of Greece, the only and Doug Robert.'; salted i.he man ever lo vault. 18 feet, was game away in the final PHONE 253-1196 Tennis star Margaret In Ihe only game tonight, Los Court, of Australia was voted Hit' Angplm travels lo Buffalo to .iitileto. iixyil fine was given to Boston forward John McKcnx.ie for being the first player to leave his bench. The same night in Minnesota, the North Stars and California Golden Seals got into a brawl resulting in fines. A total of 22 from each into Ihe tiff in which the main event was a bout between Dennis Hextall of the Seals and Minnesota's Bill Goldsfforthy. The two main combatants were tagged with game miscon- ducts worth each, while Danny Grant of the North Stars was fined for leaving the penalty box to join the fight and picked up a misconduct penalty worth another Minnesota team captain Ted Harris was the recipient of an additional fine for leading the Minnesota charge from the bench, while Hextall also got an additional fine because in Campbell's opinion the Califor- nia player was not adequately punished by the fine that went with his game misconduct penalty. The latest bench-clearing inci- dent occurred at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto Dec. 9 when 11 Maple Leafs and 13 Montreal players left their benches and were fined a total of Goalies Phil Myre of Montreal and Bruce Gamble of the Leafs received penalties for leav- ing their respective goal areas to join the fracas. Guy Lapointe of the Cana- diens was fined for leaving the penalty box to join the fight and for molesting the pen- alty timekeeper. Six misconduct penalties were given out by referee Bill Friday Montreal's Bill Collins and Terry Harper and Hick Ley, Darryl Stittler and Leafs' Jim Harrison. This added another to the NHL collection. Further fines resulting from the Toronto tempest were: to John Ferguson of Canadians for being the first man off the bench to join the fight; to Myre because it was the third time this year he has left his crease to fight; and to the Montreal team. PHILADELPHIA CAP) General manager Pete Relzlaff of Philadelphia Eagles doesn't agree with his boss. Retzlaff be- lieves Hie Eagles, despite a record of 2-10-1, have made progress in the National Foot- ball League tin's season. His boss, owner Leonard Tose, is considering firing Ret- zlaff and coach Jerry Williams if the Eagles don't turn in a convincing victory Sunday against Pittsburgh Steelers. "I was hoping for a better record Uiis says Ret- zlaff, who became general man- ager two seasons ago when Tose bought the Eagles for "I suppose there are those who don't feel we've made any progress. I don't feel that way. I wish the progress was more reflective in the won-lost record. "We have a lot of young ball players and up to the Washing- ton game last Sunday they showed steady improvement. They were eliminating mis- takes. They seemed to indicate considerable potential. Only time and maturity appeared necessary for them to put it all together. "We were in all of our games until the last two minutes but two, and I think a good draft and an acquisition or two by trade can make the margin of difference between defeat and victory." DEFENDS COACH While Tose is indicating he may get rid of Williams, Ret- zlaff stands by the coach he hired away from Calgary Stam peders of the Canadian Football League. "As far as I am concerned right now, Jerry's situation has not changed. He'll be coachinS next year." Both Retzlaff and Williams are to the second year of three- year contracts. Retzlaff said Williams has had a lough job considering ,hcrc have been eight or nine cases of surgery, including such New Westminster 4 PRO BASKETBALL NBA Los Angeles 118 Cincinnati 10! Atlanta 158 San Diego 117 New York 108 Cleveland 84 San Francisco 108 Seattle 91 ABA Utah Memphis 101 Kentucky 175 Indiana 110 ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP Semi-finals Blstol C 1 Tottenham 1 United 1 Aston Villa 1 Second-round Repiayi Bradford C 2 Lincoln 1 Workinqton 3 Chesterfield 2 129 27 112 26 153 16 A Pts 77 3-1 93 29 .59 25 68 24 93 24 105 21 91 13 THROW AWAY THAT SHOVEL! BE SURE OF TROUBLE-FREE WINTER DRIVING with FIRESTONE WITH STUDS ELRICH TIRE LTD, COMPLETE TIRE SALES 4 SERVICE JM1rt South MIOM or 327-4441 ;