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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _________________Solurdoy, 23, 1572 TMt rttkALU XI Patrick sparks Oakland triumph Seals keep Sabres from moving By TDK f.'ANAOIAS 1'KKSS I the Buffalo Sabres, a tie for third place in the National Hockey I League's East MvLsion ahead of them, blew their chances Fri- day nigjit when they fc-11 4-2 to Chicago fans boo Mr. lowly California Golden [behind seventh-place K. Louis Seals. iBi'jes. It was only the Seals' Buffalo continues it's west win of the season and they re- coast trip tonight at IXK Ange- m-iined deep in trie West cellar: les Kings ar.d another opportun- with 17 points in K games, nine' ity to move into at least a share o( third with New Hangers. In other games, Canuck-s aie at Wings in an York, RS! Sanderson game wants back SPORT ABOUT THE SERIES? A quick Irip to ses Clcus Fri- day is bound lo help Herald Sports Ppt Sullivan his prediction in the coming- year. Although the jolly old man in the red suit didn't cgree with some of Sullivan1! pait he willing to help in ihe fulure. Also, Sor.ta mode suns to re- mi-.d Sullivan to vihh each and everyone a Very Merry Christmas and o Koppy Yecr Gi be'noif of the Herald's sports staff. Rick p'nota Simla has bad memories of games with Cleveland Tin: ASSOCIATED PKESS ieds-sr-. to have too in a Ns- H.'.ho ap, little, r.ctot S'l tional game. Trie only time a Shula team has beat "cle-.-elar.d was in the playoffs. i The Browns, however, have Don hopes hft's not haunted by the spoc'.re of past. Aithoujh Shula's Dolphin; are in the one of fo-or over the he ii reminded of past the ah. Minor hockey Normie Ferguson had great expectations when he made it to the National Hockey league with the old Oakland Seals in Trie Sydrity, N.S., native v.as a top threat for the (.'alder Tro- phy as the NHL's outstanding rookie award, won that year by fellow Maritimer, Dan Grant, with Minnesota North Stars. But after 3S goals in his first year, Ferguson's career the Seals'-tailspin until he was grabbed by New York Islanders in the ur-i erJ drat in June, i JUMPS TO WIIA Instead of reporting irf Islanders, Ferguson signed on with New York Raiders of rival World Hex-1-' '-ew -lion and it's been ju. Lie four years ago 27-year-o d ngnJ had one of his moments Frida night, scoring one and on two others over a span of 41 seconds to lead the 7 j over Ottawa Nationals. In the only other YYHA game, Bobby Hull got booed by the fans who loved him for 15 years at Chicago where the Co edged Hull's Winnipeg Jets 3-2, 1 Tonight the Cougars are el home again, this time with Al- berta Oiiers, while Minnesota Fighting Saints visit Cleveland I Crusaders. Houston Aeros en- 1 tertain Philadelphia Biazers and Los Angeles Sharks are in Quebec City with Les No: cliques. NATS BACK HOME. Christmas Eve Argee moves into Boston against New i England Whalers in a day gam' with .Minnesota at Houston and Cjuebec at Ottawa for night con- tssts. Monday's Christmas Da oil ling has Philadelphia in e land. Alberta at Chicago and New England at New Yorr a.vsisted en tv c Her New York goals agair_t t f tired Nats, ia'.e arriving in in re in that a of Ar.d in 1M4, fa'. Cievtlar.d in th pirjri-Aip E v.on match, the CV.tr, !o-.t only 14 games all to the Browns, by Colts '.ortd to ?.TL c :Jt the Br beat this year and appear not to have enough to stop Miami's 1. Larry Csonka and. Mercury Morris. Tr.e other playoff game Sun- Id ay seems a fairer matchup as I Green Bay Packers tackle the Redskins at Washington. i Pittsburgh Steelers, winners i ym-K an all-day trip of the American Conference's i [rOm the capital. Central Division, played AFC Reports from New York said West champion Oakland Raid-; ihe Ottawa team's charter Two unanswered goal; in the ers ar.d the National Confer-; flight was involved in an acci- period gave the Flames ence's Western king. San Fran- j dent at Ottawa airport, but air- a slim decision over the Cisco '4ters met the wild card i jxjrt officials said Friday night hides in Pee Wee action Fri- Dallas Cowboys in today's there were no reports of dam- dbv nigh'. incurred hv anv plane dur- 11 SHOWDOWN Tne v.lnr.ers v.iil the conference cham- on 31, and the wil] meet in the Super at lyjs Ange'.es on Jar.. 14. 3r en route to a rv in the AKCs gether Pittsburgh Penguins a! Montreal Canadiens, Chicago j Black Hawks at Toronto Maple i LI Minnesota North Stars at j H'1 SJ1 New York Islanders, Atlanta j Flames at Boston Bruins and j MINNEAPOLIS f AP) Philadelphia Fivers at St. Centre Derek wm Louis. jumped from Boston of the The Hawks and return National league to to Chicago for a Christmas Eve the Philadelphia Blazers contest while the Rangers en- j the new World Hockey Asso- tertain Detroit in a matinee j ciatioa, v.-ill be lack with t'ra game and Los Angeles I Bruins within -J'j s, Cslifomis at night. neajxiiis Trib'jne coiumrjst The loss ended Buffalo's win Sid ilartman says at eight games and con-! says tinued California's borprising S received a arr.-ance domination of the Sabres this j to sig_i with Philadelphia, but season. Tr.e two clubs played to i the Biazeri are trying t' get a scorers tie Nov. 'J at Buffalo i and the Seals won 5-1 at Oai- i iariti on Nov. 17. Tne Sabres are two points be- hind trie third-place Rangers.' four points behind second-place Boston and just five back frxmi leading Montreal. They have yet to be beaten in 18 games a! home this season, NHL club with its no-re f intact. TJ f f blew leads of 1-0 and 2-1, both the Seals' by Craig Patrick, before d. j command in the third P-tic'r: vith a K attack t th--- vild her'h i sive line that has mcl-jde-i JO different NFC's Eastern Division with a Larrv ar.d v.ay TH Keds'rir.s' firncd Over The Hiil Oar 2 uxei on an u> was piked low but v.on the NFC" Ci-v.ra! uig the day. As a resul! Ottawa's late arrival, the garr.e was two hours late starting in front of fans. Tne Nats, however, were in the game until Fergu- son set up Gene Peacosh's ISth of the- season at of the second period, scored his }7th. and assisted on Bobby Shee- han's 24th at to move the into a 0-1 lead. Pearrjsh. Shec-ban and Briar Fira-ilc'- r-corc-i f.wo each for New Yort: Wavre Carieton.! wi'.h t'.VO. SilTOVMi. C-'JV TroUicr and B--jn Gibbons tall-: led for the BOO IIL'I.I. There were 8.SVJ in Chica-o Stadium, most of them there to see the Golden Jet whom they had idolized as a member of the Chicago Black Hull, '.'.ho has conUrndcd v.'ith tight checking for >earF. led againr-t his shadow P'riday night. Rick Morris, and brer iourht 'A-ith former Chicago I'.e? Filming. cliool bonspiel ready A Club high school at :'r..? Ojri-iS j of the trc, in gej Last year's number one hon- n' ors went to Jern- Machscek of a-' Earoni whiln Darrel! Hr.ugen of v.-o.i the grand aggre- V, Mr.e Tim of Ts'rcr v r.n even! Dsrrei