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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta iO THE LETHbRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, December 24, 1974 iEASON'S GREETINGS to all our friends and customers from your travel experts at ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL ChN Tub VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-8144 WCHL All-Stars two in row n'E HAT (CP) he Western Canada Hockey League All Stars broke a 1-1 first upnod tie and went on to defeat a touring Tzechoslovakian junior team b I Monda> night in an m- ieniatioiial exhibition hockey Bailie marked by two unpro- )ktd by Canadians (n then ooponents Bttan Sutter of the WCHL's I ethhnrtije Bionco's was -.larpe'i 'Mih a two-minute mi noi H F e minute major for and a misconduct after a Czech I'avt- uth i5 seconds left in ih-e g me Bivan Maxwell of Mecacme J nianager Bill Burton announced Mon- dav that the Broncos uill any fan who had tickets for the Sun- Czech game to the Suortsplex free of charge for the Bronco f Ion Bomber game Jan 8 !he All-Star co ,test was co spon- sored h> the Western da Hockev League di'd the Canadian Hockey and was rot the responsibility of the Bropco hockey club The Broncos were ear The winner of that dominion tourney will travel lo Russia for a series of games with Russian Midget dubs Light arc entered in the Edmonton tournament and the hlks first game will be against Grande Frame opening clay of the tour- nament Dec 26 at 7 30 p m If they win that game they will play Saturday at 10 30 a m and a loss would put them on the ice Saturday at 1 30 p m The tournament will draw to a close Sunday evening The Juvenile Warriors from Lethbndge will bein Drumheller to compete in a six team Juvenile A Tourna- ment sponsored by the Drumheller Falcons Junior hockey club The three day tourney begins Boxing Day with the Warriors scheduled to meet St Albert at 8 p m opening day Other players to score over 500 goals in NHL play Gordie Howe who had 786 goals in 1 687 games for Detroit Red Wings Maurice Richard, who finished with 544 goals in 978 games with Montreal Canadiens Frank Mahovhch, a 533 goal man who started with Toronto Maple Leafs, went to Detroit and finished his NHL career in Montreal before moving to the WHA s Toronto Toros and Jean Beliveau of the Canadiens who had 507 goals in 1 125 games Esposito moved into the lead in the NHL scoring race as he scored nine goals and six assists in the Bruins four games last week Esposito now has> 34 goals and 35 assists for 69 points and leads team-mate Bobby Orr by three points Orr has 23 goals and 43 assists Gilbert Perreault of Buffalo Sabres is next with 21 goals and 30 assists for 51 points followed by Guy Lafleur of Montreal and Bobby Clarke of Philadelphia Flyers Ldfleur has 22 and 26 assists for 48 puints while Clarke has scored 10 goals and added 38 assists The Angeles Kings goal- tending duo of Rogatien Vachon and Gary Edwards have cut their league-leading average to 1 84 from last week's 1 93 Bernie Parent of Philadelphia Flyers leads the league with six shutouts Soviets lose 6-4 PETERBOROUGH, Ont (CP) Right wnger Mike Fryia scored twice and set up two other goals as Peter- borough Petes defeated Soviet Union National Juniors 6 4 Monday in exmbition inter- national hockev before 4426 fans The Petes, in third place in the Ontario Hockey Associa- tion Major Junior A League, never trailed as they opened up a 4-2 first-period lead with Fryia scoring both his goals Doug Jarvis, Tony Cassolato Mark Perras and Red Laurence added goals for the Petes Alexander Baldin, Boris Chuchm, Sergei Abramov and Alexander Ivanov scored for the Soviets, outshot 33-32 record of six career shutouts The previous mark of five was set by Warren Fisher in 1967- 68 LEADING SCORERS League statistics released Monday night show Bridgman with 37 goals and 52 assists for 89 points to lead the loop in all three categories Trottier has 24 goals and 50 assists for 74 points Lethbndge rookie Brian Sutter remained third with 65 points followed by Peter Morns of Victoria with 63 and Rick Blight of Brandon Wheat Kings with 60 Mark Earp of Kamloops Chiefs is the top goalie with a goals against average of 3 32 Jerry Farwell of Medicine Hat Tigers is second at 3 39, followed by Bill Oleschuk of Saskatoon Blades at 3 59 Regma Pat goalie Ed Staniowski broke a WCHL record for games played by a goalie with three appearances last week to bring his four- year total to 174 Jack Cum- mings held the old record of 173 with Edmonton and Van- couver in 1971 73 Staniowski also chalked up his second shutout of the season to set a Regma club Pirn Bridgman 52 89 101 Trottier 50 74 50 Sutler 37 65 103 Morris 36 63 62 Blight 30 60 36 Faulkner 31 59 28 Gustafson 29 58 42 Murdoch Med 26 57 13 Minor 34 57 30 Lucas 34 57 36 McMullin 33 55 19 Tidey 29 52 44 Ashby 28 51 34 Gossehn F 32 51 54 Gassoff 23 50 158 Federko 32 50 14 Tudor 24 49 62 Davidson F 26 48 46 Ferner 24 47 68 Shmyr New 31 47 45 Crusaders beat Toros TORONTO (CP) Left wingers Steve Cardwell and Gerry Pmder scored first- period goals to lead Cleveland Crusaders to a 4-1 win over Toronto Toros in a World Hockey Association game Monday night before fans Grant Enckson and Skip Krake had the other Crusader goals Right winger Tom Simpson of the Toros scored after only 21 seconds of the third period to spoil Cleveland goaltender Bob Whidden s shutout bid ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W L T F Saskatoon 19 7 7 177 Regma 17 15 2 139 Lethbndge 16 16 2 148 Brandon 14 18 5 152 Flm Flon 8 21 6 123 Winnipeg 7 20 8 123 Western Division Victoria 25 10 3 231 Kamloops 19 11 Med Hat 18 9 New West 16 13 Edmonton 12 14 Calgary 4 21 2 153 3 150 5 158 5 141 6 99 A Pts 118 45 134 36 155 34 182 33 193 22 192 22 143 53 119 40 107 39 140 37 144 29 167 14 NATIONAL LEAGUE Patrick Division W L T F A Pts Phila 22 6 5 127 69 49 Islanders 13 12 9 113 98 35 Atlanta 15 15 5 99 104 35 Rangers 13 11 8 125 109 34 Smythe Division Van 21 9 5 132 101 49 Chicago 15 13 4 115 88 34 St Louis 14 14 5 117 120 33 Minnesota 11 18 4 93 137 26 Kan City 5 24 4 81 150 14 Norns Division Montreal 18 6 11 148 103 47 LA 17 4 11 100 59 45 Pitts 11 16 6 130 127 28 Detroit 9 18 4 92 128 22 Wash 3 28 4 76 186 10 Adams Division Buffalo 23 6 5 157 106 51 Boston 20 8 6 166 105 46 Toronto 10 17 6 109 130 26 Calif 7 22 6 90 150 20 SCORING LEADERS G A P Pirn Esposito Bos 34 35 69 23 Orr Bos 23 43 66 26 Perrault But 21 30 51 22 Lafleur Mtl 22 26 48 21 Clarke Pha 10 38 48 63 Dionne Del 17 29 46 6 Robert Buf 22 23 45 49 Martin Buf 21 23 44 53 Mahlich Mtl 14 30 44 20 Unger SL 19 23 42 69 Bucyk Bos 15 26 41 6 Bug 19 21 40 20 Schock Pgh 13 26 39 10 Vickers NYR 9 29 38 53 Grant Del 19 26 37 39 WORLD ASSOCIATION Canadian Division W L T F Toronto 19 13 1 146 Quebec 1S 13 0 129 Edmonton 16 9 0 99 Winnipeg 15 13 1 116 Vancouver 14 14 1 88 Eastern Division New Eng 19 11 1 116 Cleve 12 14 1 77 Chicago 11 18 0 95 India pohs 6 27 0 71 Western Division Houston 22 11 0 147 Phoenix 15 12 2 105 San Diego 15 15 1 102 Minn 13 15 0 116 Michigan 10 20 2 82 SCORING LEADERS G Hull W 30 Bernier Q 25 Lund H 19 Lacroix SD 16 Dillon T 15 Nilsson W 11 Walton M 21 Hughes H 25 Simpson T 25 Hmse H 14 Howe H 16 Henderson T 18 Rivers SD 21 Nedomanski T 19 "eacosh SD 15 Featherstone T 11 Pleau NE 14 A Pts 122 39 110 36 79 32 89 31 94 29 100 39 84 25 113 22 148 12 95 44 99 32 108 31 111 26 137 22 A P Pim 23 53 19 26 51 21 30 49 29 45 28 43 31 42 19 40 14 39 13 38 24 38 21 37 18 36 13 34 14 33 18 33 22 33 18 32 20 38 14 28 17 14 24 4 48 12 14 11 4 21 22 HOCKEY WHA Cleveland 4 Torontol AHL V rgmia 3 Hershey 1 Saskatchewan Junior Moose Jaw 11 Regma Foxes 6 Exhibition Sweden 8 SudburyOHA Major Jr A 4 BASKETBALL NBA Kansas City Omaha 97 Chicago 87 Philadelphia 100 Atlanta 88 Cleveland 95 New Orleans 79 Washington 106 Milwaukee 103 Golden State 111 Phoenix 94 ABA Utah 103 Indiana 99 KRAHN HOMES ASTRO REALTY WINTER GAMES Jr. "B" Hockey Tournament LETHBRID6E SPORTSPLEX DECEMBER 27-28 Times p.m. Dec. 29 Finals p.m. ELRICH TIRES LTD. 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