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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Deicmbor 27, 1971 THE IB1HBRIDGE HERAtD 11 Black Hawks widen ivesl margin Rangers push Le Habs seven points back By ED SIMON Canadian Press Staff Writer Vic Hadfield, a sharpshooter in a slump, found a couple of goals in his Christmas stocking and fired them past Ken Dryden Sunday night. Inspired by Uicir captain, who had been scoreless in eight pre- v i o u s games, New York Rangers bombarded Dryden with 47 shots and skated off with a 5-1 victory over Montreal Canadiens that left the Stanley Cup champions seven points off the pace in the National Hockey League's East Division. Boston Bruins stayed four points behind the I c a ti i n g vision, wnipping ..ngcles Rangers by defeating Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1, opening a three-point margin over the Canadiens, who had started the weekend in secono' place. Chicago Black Hawks contin- ued to draw away from second- place Minnesota in the West Di- TO COIORADO SPRINGS Jerry Gray of tethbridge, left Sunday afternoon for Colorado Springs, Colorado, to referee an international hockey tournament featuring the National teams of the U.S., Russia, Czechoslovakia and Sweden. Gray is expected to officiate, along with Bill Cassidy of Calgary, a game between Russia and the U.S. and a game between Sweden and the Czechs. They are the only Canadian refs. ___ Blin was just tough with few surprises ZURICH Switzerland (AP) at of the seventh round opponent's cheekbones with left TSowlll'ICV ,________ _ ,.__1___I iol-ic f T flngs 6-3 while the North Stars ell 5-1 to Detroit Red Wings. Buffalo Sabres rapped St. ,ouis Blues 6-3, Philadelphia 'lyers trounced Pittsburgh Pen- 6-1 and Vancouver Can- icks slammed California Jolden Seals 6-2 Sunday as all .4 NHL clubs were In action. On Saturday, the Rangers edged Minnesota 2-1, Pittsburgh upset Montreal 4-2, Boston crushed Philadelphia 5-1, To- ronto defeated Detroit 5-3, Cali- oraia downed Los Angeles 3-1 and Uie Blues and Sabres >laved to a 4-4 tie. Montreal coach Scolty Bow- nari had rested Dryden against the Penguins for the first time n 51 league and playoff games n preparation for the big game in New York Sunday. The Rangers unbeaten in ,heir last 17 home appearances, lelpfully fired 16 shots at the Weekend scorers SUNDAY Vancouver B California 2 Vancouver Guevremont, Connelly, Boudrias, Maki, Tay- lor, Tallon; 2 Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 1 Kelly, Ashbee, Van Impe, Bernier, Dornhoefer; tall. New York 5 Montreal 1 New 2, Ir- vine, Sather, Jarry; Montreal Buffalo 6 St. Louis 2. Martin 2, Luce, Meehan: St. ger, Roberto, Sabourin. Boston 3 Toronto 1 2, Esposito; Detroit 5 Minnesota 1 2, Beren- s o n, Rocbeforl, Bergman; Chicago (i Los Angeles 3 2. R. Hull, D. Hull, Maki. Pappin; Los Corrigan, Flett. SATURDAY Boston 5 Philadelphia 1 Hodge. Espos- ito, Cash man, Sanderson: New York 2 Minnesota 1 New Ra- telle; Toronto 5 Detroit Toronto MacMillan 3 Pelyk, Sittler: Detroit-Eccle- stone, Redmond, Libett. Pittsburgh 4 Montreal 2 Stewart, Harbaruk, Polis; Tardif. Buffalo I St. Txiuis -1 Buffalo Lawson 2, Pel rcault, Evans; St. Murphy 2, Egers, Ungcr. California 3 Los Angctes 1 Mc- Kechnic. Gilbertson; Los Aiv ig goallendcr in Ihe opening ericd lo sharpen his reflexes ftcr the night off. Dryden Lopped them all except a pow- r-play goal by Hadfield and an ffort by Ted Irvine. Montreal drove 27 shots at Gilles Villcmure but were un- ble to teat the New York goal- endcr until Yvan Coumoyer cored in Uie third period when :ie Rangers were coasting with five-goaJ lead. The Leafs put up siouter re- istance at Boston, where the Bruins were unable to nail down he victory until Ken Hodge ired his second goal of the ;amc into an empty net in the ast minute of play after To- onlo had pulled goaltendcr Ber- lie Parent for an extra at- acker. Parent kept the Leafs in the janie after Hodge up iobby Orr's rink-length dash to icat him in the opening minute. Bobby Baun's first goal of the 'ear in the third period was the only shot to elude Eddie John- ston at the other end. EXTEND WINLESS STREAK Al Arbour, who became the Blues' third coach of the season when he replaced Bill McCreary Christmas Day, found out what McCreary and Sid Abel have had to contend with as St. Louis an its winless streak to 10 fames. Leading 2-1 at one point in the 'irst period, the Blues fell be- hind for keeps midway in the iccono just after goalie Jim McLeod had survived a Louis penalty. Three seconds after Frank St Marseille returned. Buffalo de- fenceman Al Hamilton fired a shot front the point and Gerry Meehan sank the rebound. Richard Martin ajid Mike Byers scored two goals apiece, the third consecutive four-goal performance on Buffalo ice by tbe line since Byers joined Mar- tin and Gilbert Perreault. The Sabres, scoring on two of their first three shots on goal, managed only 20 throughout the game while the Blues pelted Dave Dryden with 37. The Flyers moved into a fourth-place tie with Pittsburgh in the West Division by whip- ping three goals past Roy Ed- wards in the first period at Phil- adelphia as Serge Bernier be- came the first Flyer to score five points in a game with a goal and four assists. SHARE GOAL DUTIES Doug Favell and Bruce Gam- ble shared goaltending duty for After shooting down Jucrgen Blin, Muhammad All Iras his' came after he was set up by sights on another target. It] left hook." won't be Joe Frazicr, though. "Not until late next year, at the Angelo Dundee, All's trainer, said Sunday in an- swer to questions about a possi- ble rematch with the heavy- weight champion. All, who knocked out Blin in the seventh round Sunday with a crippling right cross, is ex- pected to fight again as early as March in Miami Beach. The op- ponent has not been named. The former champion did not appeal- to be looking ahead, though, when he took on the West German bulchcr before fi.OOO fans at Zurich's Hallensla- dion Arena. "Blin was tougher than a lot of fights I've had such as Brian London, Buster Malhis and the first Jerry Quarry fight." said Ali. "Blin was no .surprise, he was just lough. He was hard to hit. He took a lot and just kept com- ing." Ali knocked out the German with a "short right, cross that] jabs. "It was a hell of a fight and every fight fan knows it." said Maintain lead By THE CANADIAN' PRESS Kaasas City Blues defeated Tulsa Oilers 6-4 Sunday night to maintain a four-point in third place in the Central Hockey League. In Sunday's other game, Okla- homa City Blazers defeated Omaha Knights .1-2. Kansas City has 211 points compared wilh 24 for Oklahoma Cily. Unmarked, Ali said he cut his Simmons brilliant GOTEBORG. Sweden (CP- AP> Calgary SUimpeders were defeated by home favor- ites Vaestra Froelunda 9-1 Sun- day in an opening match of the Star Cup hockey tournament The Star Cup is one of two Swedish international hockey CAPRI BOWL NUMODE HOMES Dundee. "Ali was at his best and looked better than when he I mensen cuns schuiz Ann fnirohl IYa7ipr Pnil LVnch An" lougni riaziei. idres M3. Scotl ,M. Diamc Frazier settled the heavy- j Parascak :i3- weight title question with a] Gulii 25o; shiriey 15-round unanimous decision boreen soderquist over Clay last March tournaments which arc tradi- tionally played around Christ- mas and New Years Eve. The other meet is the Ahearne Cup. The Canadian team played rough hockey and got 19 penal- tics, a tot a] of minutes. Ali had built a dear lead Sun- day as he fired left hooks and jabs in the face of tbe blonde German. Blin attempted to combat the longer reach of the former world champion with brawling charges, forcing into the cholls 263; Mel Seibert 2J5; Sparks 219; Rose Nunweiler 2U; Isabel Orsten 212; Agnes Suni 219. HENRY HOMES John Kovacs 240; Garth passey 256; Olio Pankoty 251; Tom Adams 276; Charlie Whitefoot 266; Sam Davison 251; Ed Henderson 237; Lind Jensen 23R; Jran Passey 2-16; Ruth McLaren I paid Oft. 303; Betty PaterEon 270; Edna White- foot 23.1; Eleanor Fonton 241; Melody Ives 22.1. JCCA Philadelphia for the second night in a row. giving up only a power-play goal by Bryan Hex- tall after being staked lo a 4-0 lead. At Detroit, the Red Wings mounted a 19-shol assault on Cesare Maniago in the second period and were rewarded with three goals, two of them by Mickey Redmond, after leading 1-0 at the first interval. The North Stars fired only 22 shots at Al Smith while had 35 to contend with. The Canucks and Black Hawks, both playing at home after taking Christmas Day off, benefited from the holiday. Chico Maki, Bobby Hull and Jim Pappin broke open a tight contest against Los Angeles with late third-period goals against Rogaticn Vachon after tbe Kings had overcome a two- goal deficit. i PRESSURE PAID OFF Tony Esposito, suffering from a shaky defence, was beaten on three of the 22 shots the Kings fired at him but the Hawks' constant pressure eventually BOARD ACTION The Montreal Can adieus' Jaques Loperriere, foreground, slams into New York Rangers' Bruce MacGregor, white jersey, Sunday evening in New York. An official, background, watches action while climbing boards to ovoid play, Rangeri did some hitting of their own to paste the Hobs 5-1. Filion wins seven Another mark broken WINDSOR. Out. (CPi counted (or more than 900 win-1wrist in a tumble at Yongcrs, Hcrve Filion, Canada's athlete ncrs this year. N.Y., Nov. 19, and three days of the year, set a world's record i Indicative of bis competitive fifth driver in spirit, Hcrve suffered a cracked Scotland .1 at Windsor Raceway Sunday when he drove seven winners in the first nine races at a harness meet here. No one else has won more than six on a singe clard. The harness horseman from Lachute, Que., set his second world record of the year by win- i 111OHO1JO11ZC8 ning the first four races, and the sixth, seventh and featured ninth race. He's the only driver in har- ness-racing history to win more than 500 races in a single year and his 1971 total is now more tban 540. At. Windsor, a near record crowd of greeted the 31- year -o 1 d reinsman's victory number seven enthusiastically as he moved Dynamite, a four- year-old bay gelding to Uie front early and held on for a half- length victory in the featured Fleur be Lis Invitational Trot. Filion, whose gross purse this year is more than last week was voted Canada's outstanding athlete for 1971 and winner of the Lou Marsh Tro- pby. He'll be back in the sulky again today in a 10-race card at Connaughl Park in Hull, Quc. The Lou Marsh award has soccer scene LONDON (CP1 Scotland monopolized the Christmas Day lory lo resuming their schedule Glasgow Celtic, Scottish I League champions, stayed at j the head of the standings, beat- ing Hearts .1-2. Celtic has a one- point lead over Aberdeen. .1-0 winner over Falkirk on three goals by ,lpe Harper. Celtic, bidding for its seventh consecutive league title, scored in the last minute on Harry the same card. He followed that with another six-win performance later in the same meet. Filion's bid Sunday to win an eighth race on tbe card was foiled when be finished third in Ihe final race. For the 10 races he had seven wins, two thirds and a fifth. The track also set a record Sunday when the mutucl handle Cornel issue terminates ITHACA. N.Y. fAPl An 18- day dispute Iretween Cornel Uni- Hood's goal. Derek Renton tied vei-sity's six black basketball it for Hearts in the 32nd minute. piaycfs and its coaching staff Four minutes later Jimmy i ended Sunday night when four Johnslone scored Celtic's sec- i Or (ilc players worked out wilh ond goal and Dixie Deans added tile rest, Of (he team, school offi- a third 26 minutes after the half announced, time. But as Broan scored 50; Thc sjx had boycotted prac- bcen made annually since 1936 seconds later for Hears to cut ticK. Dcc, 7, ,vhile offi in memory of a former sports cdllc lo 3'2' sclllnS "P a i editor of the Toronto Star. I Sreat finish. i Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins s Abe, was the 1970 winner. 1 dccn in the ropes in every round. But Ali wa.s clearly superior with his blazing lefts that jarred the German from long range. In the seventh, Blin dropped to his knees on the ropes near his corner, shaking his head. He was obviously unable to rise as Oil Kin an stfiy fine back Goalie Gary Simmons got a rcferac Sepp Suter of Switzer- misconduct for arguing with the I counted him out. referee. "The penalties destroyed our chance to play hockey." Randy Murray, captain of the Slam- pcrtors and former player with Toronto Maple Leafs, said after the game. "We are not used to big rinks like this he added. "It is almost two yards broader than those we play on in Canada." Scott Watson scored the Cana- dian goal at in the second ada 337. SPEEDYS Mary Onolrychuk 272; Aya Naka- mura 2-13; Beuiah Fabbi 259; Jean Christie 257 Frma Bikman 2.14 Jeanette Smeed 257 Irene Christe 286 Marq Smith 274 (723) Lorraine Kircliener 239 Dina Aalqaarcl 737. Penalties killed the Seals at Vancouver after Gerry Finder gave ihem a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period with a pair of goals against Dune Wilson. The Canucks had only three power-play opportunities and capitalized on all of them. Wayne Connelly beating Lyle Carter for the tying goal early in the second period and Wayne Maki and Dale Tallon connect- ing in the third. Filion, who started driving at' goal tally Hi in seven cials met with them. The players are reportedly to have hnd grievances involving the amounl of time black play- ers got lo play, an alleged quota wins with more than and' bis uncanny ability in the cart i Glasgow Rangers Hibernian assignments. into brought him a medal of service j 'roggcd over of the Order of Canada laM summer. tiie Onjy goal a feu- sec- One of 10 children, including j oncls from the end to push eigh! boys, he and his four driv- 1 Rancors one point ahead of Hih- 1 eminn leaders ing Y v e s, Gilles and ac- and seven behind Uie period on an assist from Ken McLasb. Thc outstanding player on Canadian team was goal- tender though he allowed nine faced 70 shols on goal. TONIGHT! P.M. A TITLE BOUT: VON HESS vs QU1NN 10 MAN BATTLE ROYAl Plus 4 Big Bouts Cents win battle of leaders By TIIE CANADIAN PRESS Swift Current Broncos, Cal- Rary Centennials and Edmonton Oil Kings, fresh from four days came through with home- ice victories Sunday in the Western Canada Hockey League. Thc Broncos mumped Medi- cine. Mat Tigers 8-4, the Cen- lennials blanked Rcgina Pals 4- n and the Oil Kings nipped Sas- katoon Blades iKf. In the only other game, Win- nipeg Jets were shaded 5-4 by visiting Brandon Wheat Kings. Regina continues to lead the Eastern Division wilh 39 points, three ahead of Brandon, while in the Western Division. Cal- gary retained a firm grip on firs! place with -17 points, five up on Edmonton. The schedule resumes Tue.s- day ni.cht wilh Regina at Kd- inonlon, Saskatoon at Victoria and Swift Current at Medicine Hat. At Winnipeg Sunday, a 25-foot slapshot by Brian Coates gave the Wheat Kings the game after the Jets had recovered from a 4-1 deficit. ilors and Robbie Nealc got the remaining goal. Jeff Hunt, Krvie Miller. Dale Cook and Brian Dick scored for Winnipeg. At Swift Current before fans, the Hnincos look a 2-1 lead Rookie centre Mike Rogers scored the first two goals and Brian Walker got the others. There were only two penalties in Ihe h a r d -fought game A game between Vancouver Nats and New Westminster Rruins was cancelled In pjvc Ihe players a chance to enjoy the i It was Coales" second goal of the game, which was watched in the first period and built it up watched by minor to >2 in the second. lo each team. Grant Loavins led Ihe attack At tfdmonlon. Curtis Shopkn- with three goals, Kelly Pratt pics scored two goals .111 seconds scored two and Glen' Toner, I apart, to pace the Oil Kings bc- Wayne Inglis and Kevin Jolly i fore .'i.nfll spectators, had one each. Tigers' goals I The Blades outshol Edmonton came from Stan Weir, Jeff: 4j-Hi and. until S b o p k o p 1 e s Ablett, Rill Christie and Lanny j turned things around, held a McDonald. wide margin in play. At Calgary, Centennials net- The other Edmonton goals minder John Davidson earned came from Randy Smith and his fifth shutout of the season. Henry Van Drunen while Law- Christmas weekend. I also scored twice for the vis- Ihe home unanswered goal in tho first two periods. rence SaHuirnk Saskatoon and oncE. K Itn Rnss Walker NORDIC SKI and SPORTS 2615 17th Avenue S- W. Phone 242-2252 CALGARY CROSS COUNTRY RACING AND TOURING SKIS SKIS: 0 CHItDREN'S from 8 85 ADULT'S from BONNA, FINSE, SIGMUND RUUD, KONG5BERGS, MADSHUS, BIASKI BINDINGS: ROTTEFELLA KLOA GRESSHOPPA KIKUT BOOTS (Various Models) 14.95 31.95 5.75 5.15 6.95 ;