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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, December 28, 1971 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD 7 Chalks up another season Hull right there among top scorers MONTREAL (CP) Bobby Hull of Chicago Black Hawks appears to be blazing his way back into contention for the Na- tional Hockey League's goal- scoring title he lost two seasons ago to centre Phil Esposito of Boston Bruins. Hull, the powerful left winger who will be 33 next Monday, scored four goals in Chicago's two games last week to increase his total to 13th consecu- tive season he has reached that figure. His current total leaves him with three fewer goals than Es- posito's league-leading mark of 28 and one more than left wingers Vic Hadfield of New York Eangers and Richard Martin, Buffalo Sabres' prize No player previous to Hull won more than five goal-scoring titles, and only the now-retired Gordie Howe of Detroit Red didn't show said San Fran Cisco '49ers coach Dick Nolan Two weeks ago Hull trailed Esposito by six goals. He now has scored at least one goal in seven games in a row and in nine of Chicago's last 10 con- tests. During the seven-game stretch, Hull scored 10 goals and had 13 in the 10-game streak. WON 4 STRAIGHT TITLES Hull led the NHL in goal scor- ing for a record four straight seasons from 1965-66 through 1968-69. He also was the leader In 1963 and 1961-62 and shared the honor with Boston's Bronco Horvath in 1959-60. Wings and the late Charlie Con- acher of Toronto Maple Leafs had won three in a row. Esposito is gunning for a third straight goal-scoring crown, having ended Hull's reign in 1969-70 with 43 goals while the Chicago player counted 38, and May have something new Nolan staying SAN FRANCISCO (AP) returned another 47 yards. "There are a few things we Speedy Duncan had kickoff re- chmv nff said San Fran- turns of 68. 66 and 37 vards. quiet turns of 68, 66 and 37 yards. "It was the worst day out "Maybe we'll have them ready special teams have ever had, for Dallas." Nolan's team, a 24-20 winner over Washington Redskins in the opening round of the Na- tional Football League playoffs, began practising today for .Sun- day's National Conference title game with the Cowboys. Nolan made one personnel change for the playoff opener by using backup quarterback Steve Spurrier, instead of spe- cialist Jim McCann, to punt. Spurrier will robably be used against Dallas. "It's partly because S'teve has experience. But also be- cause of what we can do with him in there on punt forma- says Nolan, dropping a hint in Dallas' direction. The Redskins blocked one Spurrier punt, and Ted Vactor Csonka like a tank "It s parity oecause DUJVE MIAMI (AP) Larry Csonka more experience. But also be- is pro football's equivalent of a r T4id milStMPS Long road trip awaits Bruins BOSTON (AP) Boston tag line with Derek Sanderson li I O i U Pi OU.Tlull "iii.i, Bruins plan to work out today and Mike Walton. Westfall rou- before leaving for the start of a seven-game trip expected to shadow Hull. play a major role in determin- ing their chances in the Na- tional Hockey League East Divi- sion race. Beaten only once in the last 15 starts, the Bruins were re- warded with a complete day off Monday after weekend victories over Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Now the Bruins face a long stretch on the road, while still trailing New York Rangers by four points in the East. The Bruins will launch the im- portant trip Wednesday night in Chicago, meeting the Black Hawks, who are making a runa- way in the West. Boston will go to Minnesota for a game with the North Stars Thursday night end then invade New York for a showdown with the Rangers Sunday. HAWKS HOT Chicago will be ready for the Bruins. With Bobby Hull scoring 10 goals in his last seven games, the Hawks have won eight in a row, the longest vic- tory string in the NHL this sea- son. _ Boston coach Tom Johnson hardly pulled a surprise Mon- day when he announced that veteran Eddie Westfall will start at right wing on a check- Johnson, however, made one switch, changing his rotation program for veteran goalies Eddie Johnston and Gerry Cheevers. Johnston, who played in a 3-1 victory over Toronto Sunday, will open against lire Black Hawks, with Cheevers getting the next two assign- ments in Minnesota and New York. Kelanne posts Irish victory LEOPABDSTOWN, Ireland (AP) Kelanne won the Irish Sweeps Hurdle over two miles horse race that made lucky ticket-holders around the world rich. Lockyersleigh was second and Phaestus third. English-owned Kelanne, a 20- (D-l outsider in the betting, took the lead as the 16-horse field tired with half a mile to go. a 3.n victory over Irish hope Lockyersleigh chal- lenged hard coming to the fin- tinely gets the assignment to Arsenal manages only tie LONDON (CP) Arsenal set- tled for a 1-1 tie with lowly Not- tingham Forest today in English soccer's Division I despite the presence to the Arsenal lineup of England international Alan Ball. Ball became Britain's most expensive soccer purchase when he joined Arsenal last week in exchange for The former Everton star re- placed England Peter Storey lineup, but had international the Arsenal a mediocre game against Nottingham For- est. First-plare Manchester United had its lead cut to three points over Manchester City when it said pursc Quinton Young put Coventry proposed bout would be he half and Willie ahead 1-0 at the half and Willie Can- made it 2-0. But Manches- ter United salvaged the tie on late goals by Denis Law and Steve James. Leeds United swept into third II IMI Pjiimlv PptAr longed hard coming to the fin- uc Dy rul-r Blin. who is a contender for the ishing line, but the winner held had two goals and the other European heavyweight title, got on gamely. went to Eddie Gray. Sherman tank. His muscles have muscles. But, under all that human armor, the 237-pounder has a mush heart. "Our fans are in love with our football said the Miami Dolphin running back. "I mean really in love all 40 men. It's quite a feeling." Csonka is called a superstar. So are Dolphin quarterback Bob 3rie.sc and wide receiver Paul Warfield. The Zonk, as he's known around Miami, politely refuses the billing. "This is not a team built on he said. "True, we have some gifted athletes, but we think and work as a men striving as one. Our policy is equal rights for all no playing favorites." After their 27-24 victory in double overtime at Kansas City Saturday, the Dolphins ap- proach a new plateau for the six-year-old franchise. On Sun- day, they play the world cham- pion Baltimore Colts for the American Conference title and a berth in the Super Bowl at New Orleans against the Dallas-S'an Francisco victor. Csonka knows he'll have a tight with the Colts. "Baltimore has been in this spot he said. "They've gone all the way and won the Super Bowl. That should make them the favorites. We don't have any Super Bowl illusions. The game against the Colts will be close and rough, but we'll end up one ahead." ;aid linebacker Ed Beard, the captain of the units. "And I iiean in all my seven seasons frith the M9ers." But the '49ers suffered no in- .erceptions or lost fumbles against Washington. "If we play our game and make as few mistakes as we made Sunday, I think we'll have a good chance of Volan said. In last year's NFC title con- est at Kezar Stadium, Cowboy inebacker Lee Roy Jordan in- ercepted a John Brodie pass to set up a touchdown that put Dallas ahead 10-3 in the third period. Mel Eenfro came up with another interception that was followed by the clinching ouchdown in a 17-10 Dallas vic- tory. Ali, Quarry rematch? ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) A British boxing promoter sale Monday he is trying to arrange a rematch in London between Jerry Quarry and Muhammac Ali, knockout victor Sunday over German heavyweight Juer- gen Blin. "Mickey Duff and I have con- tacted both parties and we are over Manchester City when it cmptin g to arra managed only a 2-2 be at home h was" Stoke City 3-1. about "I have no intention of losing the kind of money that was losl on the Ali-Blin Aslrair said, adding that the Swiss pro- moters lost at least Ali earned knocking ..ut Blin in the seventh round. Blin. who is a contender for the Keeps on throwing Kapp doing a movie LOS ANGELES (AP) It snows on Mount Shasta even more than it dors in Minnesota around playoff time, but that doesn't stop quarlerback Joe Kapp from keeping his throwing arm limber. "I'm getting a pretty good spiral with the snowballs, Kapp snid by telephone from his movie sot. "But you throw loo many spirals and you get inter- cepled. Kapp, two years ago voted the outstanding player in the Na- tional Football Ixxigne, is taking time oft from his bar in Vancou- ver lo shoot his first movie. iUonmvhile, his lawyer is wran- r'infi with the NFL over the le- i i of his non-stsndard con- known as a im'inor.indum of with lhc Now England N'KL commKsioiM'i- Ite- ello has ruled that Kapp will remain ineligible until he signs an orthodox contract with foot- ball's modified version of the reserve clause. The ruling Ins kept the 33-year-old quarterback out of action for a season, and unless it is overturned it will sideline him for Rood. SM1ILAR TO FOOTBALL So here is Kapp, playing an Indian returning to his native land to die, shooting scenes near the top of a freezing mountain for the forthcoming television movie Climb an Angry Mountain. The life, he noted, isn't that differ- ent from football. "Instead of getting chased by linebackers I'm bumping into he said. "Today I was cut going through a win- dow. I'm getting my contact that way." A spokesman for Warner Brothers, co-producer of the film with NBC, said Climb an Angry Mountain, with Fess Par- ker and Stella Stevens, was the pilot for a proposed series. Kapp said Ire found the acting a challenge and "an honest day's work." But he added: ''I still consi- der myself a football player, al- though Mr. Rozelle doesn't." Passed up by NFL teams after he led California to the Rose Bowl in 1930, Kapp starred with British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League, then moved lo Minnesota where he piloted the Vikings to the NFL championship. Tlwugh critics compared his passes to wounded birds, Kapp was named the league's Most Valua- ble Player. Two years and two contract disputes later, he is on the side- lines. Hornets win STOCKHOLM (CP) Gait Hornets defeated AK of Stock- holm 3-2 Monday night in thcir rirst game in the Ahearne Cup liockey tournament. John N i c k e r s o n, John B e e c h e y and Skeeter Teal scored for the Hornets, with unnar Lindqvist and Jan-Olof Kroon replying for Stockholm. then smashing Hull's 58-goal one season ear- a 76-goal splurge last season. However, in the individual point parade, Esposito is threat- ening to turn the race into a one-man show. He widened his lead over run- ner-up Jean Ratelle of New York to four points and now has 62, a total which is 10 more than third-place Hadfield. HULL HAS 45 POINTS Rod Gilbert, right winger on the high-scoring New York line of Hadfield, Ratelle and Gilbert, is fourth with 51 points, while Boston defenceman Bobby Orr is fifth with 49. Hull is sixth with 45 points, 17 fewer than Esposito, while Ra- telle leads the league in assists with 36. Chicago's goaltending pair of Gary Smith and Tony Esposilo continued i t s league-leading pace and now has a combined average of 1.68. goals against. Veteran Gump Worsley and Cesare Maniago of Minnesota North Stars have a combined goals-against average of 1.97 for second place in the goalie race. SCORING LEADERS Esposito, Bos Ratelle, NY Hadfield, NY Gilbert, NY Orr, Boston B. Hull, Chi Perreault, Buf Martin, Buf F. Mahovlich, Mil Slanlield, Bos Hodge, Bos Park, NY Uilman, Tor....... Unger, St L Rousseau. NY Mikita, Chi Martin, Chi Oliver, Min Lemaire, MM Sheehan, Cal Berenson, Del Bucyk, Bos Pinder, Ca! Prentice, Mln...... D. Hull, Chi C. Maki, Chi Trembipy, Mil G A Pts. Pli 28 3J 62 30 22 34 SB 24 2B 52 22 29 51 3i 15 34 25 20 ANDY CAPP IT ISN'T NECESSARY OKAN; PET, THAT i 'AYE ANOTHER FORCE ONE, bEAR tiW CAN WU TELL TILL-iOU'VESUPPED IS ANOTHER. f ONE EEAUtN THAT'S ME ALL OVER -GENTLE] Vs'lTH OTHERS BUT SEVERE WITH MESELF No one should have ivon Coach wanted a tie 5 17 3 I 21 6 IS 1 20 3 H 16 3 3 17 30 4) 3 17 30 6 1 19 30 8 9 21 30 Id 2 28 30 6 TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Jones, in his first year as head coach of the Florida State Uni- versity football team, would have been happier if Monday's Fiesta Bowl had ended 34 sec- onds sooner. "I don't feel that there's a loser in a game like Jones commented following the post-season inaugural game, which his Seminoles lost 45-38 to Arizona State University Sun Devils. "It's really too bad that the game didn't end in a tie." The score was 38-38 in the closing minutes. But, with 34 seconds left on the clock, sopho- more halfback Woody Green scored his third touchdown of (lie afternoon on a one-yard plunge to lead the Devils to the 45-38 victory. The game was tied four: times, and the lead bounced back and fourth eight times. ASU managed to score six touchdowns against FSU. Up until Monday, no team had been able to score more than two against the Seminoles. Gary Huff, the junior quarter- back for Florida State, lived up to Us regular-season lamels as the top U.S. college offensive player by picking up a total of 386 yards, with 347 yards com- ing off 25 pass completions. In Miami Monday night, the South edged the North 7-G in the Shrine game. Florida's Tommy Durrar.'ce cracked over from a yard out in the fourth period for the tying touchdown and Ten- nessee's Bobby Majors boded (lie winning point, his first con- version attempt since high school. Maurie Daigneau ol Northwestern tossed a one-yard pass to Iowa State's Bob Rich- ardson in the second period for the North's t o u c li d o w n but Duke's Ernie Jackson blocked the conversion try- Phone 327-6727 MARSHALL WELLS 318.6th. Street. 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