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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Hawks in no even with Flyers By LLOYD JOHNSTON Canadian Pros Staff Writer Chicago Black the believe that slow and steady wins the National Hockey League race. They inched their way into a tie with Philadelphia Flyers for first place in the West Division Wednesday night by tying Buffalo Sabres 2-2. It was the tenth time this season that the Hawks have settled for one point per game and it was the team's sixth deadlock on home ice. Until of the third period it seemed that the Chihawks were going to abandon the point-sharing for- mat. They were nursing a 2-1 lead when Sabres' Richard Martin backhanded Norm Oration's rebound past Tony Esposito for his 20th goal of the season. Chicago had taken the lead on second-period goals by Dave Kryskow and Pit Mar- tin. Buffalo's other marksman was Pete McNab. In other games. Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Califor- nia Golden Seals Minnesota North Stars doused Atlanta Flames 4-2 and St. Louis Blues trimmed Los That's a meeting after THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Many teams hold meetings before a game to discuss what they have been doing wrong. Detroit Pistons held a meet- ing following Wednesday night's 89-87 National Basket- ball Association triumph over Chicago Bulls to remember what they had been doing right. were things we had said coach Ray Scott wanted to do it right away while things were fresh in our Elsewhere. Atlanta Hawks nipped New York Knicks 107- Kansas City-Omaha Kings beat Cleveland Cavaliers Seattle SuperSonics topped Houston Rockets 124-118 in overtime and Philadelphia '76ers edged Portland Trail Blazers 101-98. In American Basketball Association New York Nets edged Kentucky Colonels Carolina Cougars trounced Memphis -Tarns 111- Indian Pacers whipped Utah Stars San Antonio Spurs beat Virginia Squires and San Diego Con- quistadors downed Denver Rockets 118-113. Detroit 89 Chicago 87 Bob Lamer led Detroit with 30 while Dave Bing contributed 18. The win enabl- ed the Pistons to climb within 3Vz games of second-place Chicago in the Midwest Division. Bob Love paced the Bulls with 27 points. Atlanta 107 New York 105 The Hawks moved within IVz games of the first-place Capital Bullets in the Central Division. Atlanta's Pete Maravich led all scorers with 30 fol- lowed by team-mate Lou Hud- son's 29. Bill Bradley had 25 for the Knicks. K.C.-Omaha 106 Cleveland 92 Veteran Don Kojis scored 24 points for K.C.-Omaha while Nate Williams and Jimmy Walker added 23 and respectively. Nate Archibald had nine points for the Kings. Seattle 124 Houston 118 Fred Brown scored two bas- kets and two free throws in the final one minute and 40 seconds of handing Houston its fifth straight set- back. Seattle's Spencer who scored 37 hit a field goal and four consecutive free throws in the overtime. Houston's Calvin Murphy scored a career-high 39 points. Philadelphia 1M Portland 98 An outside shot by Leroy Ellis with 42 seconds remain- ing insured Philadelphia's vic- tory and overshadowed an NBA career-high 44 points by the losers' Charlie Scott. The 76ers got 23 points from Steve Mix and 22 from Fred Carter. New York 83 Kentucky 82 Julius Erving scored 30 including 16 in the final to lead the Nets to vic- tory. Louie Dampier topped the Colonels with 22 points. The win put the Nets into a second-place tie with the Colo- nels. Indiana 1M Utah 88 George McGinnis got 15 of his game-high 31 points in the first quarter to pace Indiana. Roy Ebron of Utah scored 16 of his 25 points in the final but the Stars could come no closer than 15. Canucks grab Regan VANCOUVER Larry who resigned Tuesday as general manager of Los Angeles was hired Wednesday by Van- couver Canucks of the National Hockey League work on special assign- ments Canucks-President Coleman who made the announce- going all out to build a I learned Regan was I made him an offer right away. He'll work with our scouting staff in much the same capacity as Bud Poile. need help and I've al- ways respected Larry Regan's hockey Regan's specific duties have yet to be although Hall said Regan will begin immediately scouting areas throughout North America where the Canucks haven't been represented in professional circles. Regan. 43. was named gen- eral manager of the Kings in 1967. the year they entered the NHL He took over as coach before the 1970-71 season but relinquished the position Oct 30. 1971. He retired as a player after the 1965-66 season following a year with Baltimore Clippers of the American Hockey League. He spent five seasons as a player in the with Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple before becoming a playing-coach with Pitt- sburgh of the AHL. He was coach of the Austrian national hockey team for the next three years. In 1956-57. Regan won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year while a member of the Bruins. Just Arrived for Christmas C.C.M. BIKE EXERCISERS EXACTLY AS SHOWN List Price 94.95 OUR PRICE 84 .95 Other Models of C.C.M. Bike Exercisers as low as 5295 BERT MACS CYCLE LTD. 913-3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 Angeles Kings 3-1. In tonight's action. Montreal Canadiens visit Buf- falo. Detroit Red Wings are guests of New York Rangers. Pittsburgh Penguins venture into Boston Bruins' den and Vancouver Canucks are at Philadelphia. Toronto California 3 The Leafs used the Golden Seals as a stepping stone to third place in the NHL's East Division. Their 5-3 victory lifted them one point above the idle New York Rangers. After squandering two power-play Paul Henderson pulled Leafs into a 3-3 tie late in the second period. Errol Thompson slapped a 30-foot shot into the net past Bob Champoux at 7 57 of the final period and Ron Ellis sank his ninth goal of the season at to insure the victory. Two of the Seals' Reg Leach and Stan Gilbert- on power plays early in the second period while Leafs' Gary Monahan was doing five minutes pen- nance for charging Seals' Bob McAneely. Minnesota 4 Atlanta 2 Minnesota's North Stars managed their ninth victory of the season by defeating Atlanta 4-2. but remained seven points off the pace of the fourth-place Flames. Murray Oliver's goal into an empty net with 27 seconds left in the game clinched the ver- dict for the North Stars who are making a belated attempt to catch a playoff position. Oliver was participating in his 1.000th a plateau reach- ed by only eight other active players. St. Louis 3 Los Angeles 1 St. Louis centre Garry Unger gave an indication he's rounding into form to which he's accustomed by scoring his 12th and 13th goals of the season against the Kings. One was on a power play and the other was into a yawning vacated by Los Angeles goaltender Rogie Vachon in tavor of an extra attacker. His counterpart in the St. Louis Wayne thwarted the Kings in the first period when he made 16 three on MINNESOTA ATLANTA 2 Flrtl period 1. Nanne 3 2 Minnesota Droum 5 Penalties Reid Hextall 19.56. Second period 3. Atlanta. Stewart 7 4. Grant 14 Penalty Reid Third period 5. Atlanta. McCreary 6 6 Oliver 4 1933. Penalties Lysiak Lysiak majors 14-29 Shots on goal by Atlanta 10 15 Minnesota 14 12 Attendance ST. LOUIS LOS ANGELES 1 Flrtt period 1. Los Corngan 7 2 St Unger 12 Penalty Harper Second period 3 St Giroux 3 3.20. Penalties Giroux Kozak Harbaruk Hoene Sather B. Plager 18-34 Third period 3 St. Unger 13 19-01 Penalties St. Marseille Plager bench 19.38. Shots on goal by St. Louis 10 7 Los Angeles 17 8 Attendance 4.115. CHICAGO BUFFALO 2 First period 1 McNab 2 15-14 Penalty Pratt 18.58. Second period 2. Kryskow 4 3. Martin 13 Penalties Tallon Frig Pratt 15-59 Third period 4 Martin 20 Penalties Robert majors Shots on goal by Buffalo 9 15 Chicago 11 12 6-29 Attendance TORONTO CALIFORNIA 3 First period 1 Toronto. Monahan 4 t. 2. California. McAneeley 2 3. Toronto. Hammarstrom 9 15.54. Penalties Turnbull Stewart Monahan major Second period 4. Leach 5 J 5. California. Gilbertson 6 6. Henderson 11 Penalties McAneeley Leach Third period 7 Toronto. Thompson G Toronto. Ellis 9 Penalties Ecciestone Glennie Stewart 16-00. Shots on goal by California 15 8 5-28 Toronto 13 14 Attendance 16.485 Minor hockey The Islanders scored four times in the third period and cattled back to a 5-2 victory over the Voyageurs in a Ban- tam game last night. Fred Duane Ptycia. Walter Mark Ully and Ralph Smulders tallied for the Islanders while Brent Maxwell and Neil Court replied for the Voyageurs who 9.1 fiftar rkorinrlc ovcmmami ivra Some faitiily I I Jets shown Give and take a major Garry Monohan of the Toronto Maple Leafs took a run at California Golden Seals defence- man Ted McAneely Wednesday night and he re- ceived a five-minute major. The Seals scored twice while Monohan was off but the Leafs came back for a 5-3 victory. Short Sport SAINTS SACK PARKER NEW ORLEANS Henry Lee director of player personnel since was fired Wednesday by New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. Parker had been with the team since its inception in first as assistant director of player personnel then as the team's top scout in 1968. ping. wife of former world heavyweight champion Jack Sharkey. died Tuesday following a brief illness. Besides her she leaves two daughters and a son. By LLOYD JOHNSTON Canadian Press Staff Writer Winnipeg Jets were victims of their own energy crisis Wednesday night. Immobilized by lack of the Jets were at the mercy of Houston who bombed them 10-0 in a World Hockey Association game. Demolition of the Jets was engineered mainly by the Operation a success TORONTO Greg Neeld. a defenceman with To- ronto Marlboros of the On- tario Hockey Association Junior A was in good condition today in hospital after a 21z-hour operation Wednesday to remove his left eye. Dr. George A. Thompson said in an interview that the operation was a difficult one. lasting more than twice the normal time. was one of the worst in- juries I've ever seen to an he said. there were no complicating after- Norman the player's said the operation a if losing an eye can be a success But it was a disaster as far as Greg is concerned. He came out of the anesthetic lighting mad ready to get back and put on the blades. He still in- tends to play hockey A spokesman for Toronto General Hospital said the ath- lete will be fitted soon with an artificial eye. Neeld. 18. was struck in the eye with a hockey stick by kitchener Ranger defenceman Dave Maloney during a game at Kitchener Dec 6. Neeld is scheduled to get out ol hospital and Mr. Neeld hopes Greg will spend Christmas together in the Neeld's Vancouver home. Howe Mark and Marty. Gordie. the pro- duced one goal and three as- while sons Mark and Marty accounted for two goals by Mark and one by Marty. Gordie s four points elevated him into a tie for six- th place in the WHA scoring race and helped Aeros force Edmonton Oilers to share first place in the Western Division. about time we got the former National' Hockey League veteran said. feels been there nine before and I know what it's like. Now that we ve got it. we won't give it up easily We've got the stuff to stay at the Houston coach Bill Dineen. who prior to Wednesday night's game was given a new three-year said he was worried before the open- ing faceoff. guys were really quiet. I thought they might be flat. I was walking around the dressing room trying to get a but 1 couldn't. I hope they act like that more The Aeros extended their undefeated streak in Houston to eighf games and the outlook is beautiful as they play 12 of their next 15 games in home surroundings In other WHA contests New England leaders of the East defeated Edmonton who now share the lead in the while Minnesota Fighting Saints beat Vancouver Blazers 4-2. There are no games but WHA action resumes Fri- day when Vancouver is at monton. Los Angeles Sharks' play at Minnesota and Houston visits Toronto for a tilt with the Toros. New England 4 Edmonton 2 The Whalers connected twice in the first period and found the'target again in-the then held off the Oilers the rest of the way. Tom New England's leading supplied what turned out to be the winning goal with one se- cond remaining in the second period. John French got.the insurance his second of the in an empty pet one second before the regulation time. Minnesota.4 Vancouver 2 The Fighting Saints were transported to victory over the Blazers on third-period by George Morrison and ill Klatt The win was the first for Minnesota in three games on Vancouver ice this season. The Saints remained one point behind the co- leaders of the West Oilers and the Aeros. LOST FOR SEASON SPRINGFIELD. Mass Bill Ketchum. captain of the American International College hockey team who had just set a school record for playing in 70 consecutive var- sity has been lost for the season It was announced Wednesday he had suffered a broken ankle in a game Satur- day night. 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