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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Dticmber 29, 1972 THE LETH8RIDGE HEP-AID _ Buffalo belis Chicago 8-2 In lone game A Sabre to down a Black Hawk? By IAN .MacLAlNE Canadian Press Slalf Writer If teams thought they finally had Gerry Mec- nan's number, they're about to change Iberir min'Js after Thurs- day night. The lanky Buffalo captain They v.ere cut short, as was Median's scoring streak, on, a last week, losin and CaliJornia. The Sabres recovered tteir winning ways back east, against New York Rangers, but Mechan's touch to vanished until the third period Thursday night he S Angeles Smith three times en route to an 8-2 win over the Black went scoreless lor three games, t two-game trip to the west coast i Chicago ending a 17-game string in which he scored 18 goals as the Sabres took dead aim at the up- per-bracket teams in the Na- tional Hockey League's Ea.st It was the uled. only game scK Tonight an unusually Friday night schedule w i t h Jour Leads JforM Association iritli goals ebster truly is a 4Hawkeye' By THE CANADIAN PRKSS I crippling back injury later, i Webster continues to display Two years ago they v.ere lrie kriack (or scoring that has ing Tom Webster in Detroit as him the Red Wings' saviour, a Hawkeye. young shooter could thread the eye of a needle. Xow. tv.o teams- and a r.ear- the nickname. The winger from Kirkland Lake. Ont., scored two goah Thursday night to IcacJ ANDY CAPP All-time golf greats named jNev, England Whalers to a 5-3 win over Quebec Ci'y Kor- diques. The two goals gave Wcbiter the World Hockey Association goal-scoring lead v.ith 30. In other games, Chicago Cou- gars trimmed Blazers 0-3 in a contest of divi- sion tailcr.ders and Minnesota Fighting Saints stopped Los An- geles Sharks 4-2 Minnesota and the Shark; battle again tonight at Los An geies while New F.ngiand tains Houston Aeros and Quebec visits Cleveland Crusaders. t I Webster, who led the National j Hookey League Red Wings in i goal scoring with ?Jt in J970-71. i iw action in only 12 games last with Detroit and seven v.it'n California Golden Seals. He v.ai being counted on heavily by the 'Seals for this season, having su.ceisfully re- covered from surgery, when the fledgling Vi'HA opened a new j world of effluence for Webster j and several other California players. j. QUEBEC RALLIES Tim Sheehy. Larry PIcsti and j Ted Green also scored for the Whalers who carried a 3-0 lead into the final period when Guy Gendron. J. C. Tremblay and Alain Caron notched Les Nor-; goals against Bruce Landon before Quebec Rosaire Paiement, v.ith two. i paced Chicago's offence, but it v.as brilliant net minding by vet- eran Jim that pre- served the McLcod faced ,1 shot-. 13 in the first period, to stifle the Philadelphia shooters who were limilc-d to goals by Danny Law- son. Lacroix and Don Herrimsn. Maple U-afs at Pittsburgh Pen- guins, New York Islanders at California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins at Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers at Vancouver Canucks, Trie win at Buffalo stretched the Sabres unbeaten home ice string this season to 19, in- cluding victories, and moved them Into a third-place tie with the Rangers, four points behind and five back of the leading Canadiens. The Sabres were held in close check in the opening 40 minutes by the V.'eM Division-leading 'Black Hawks and. led only 3-2 heading into the final period. f Then the Buffalo offence, that j had held a ZMfi shot advantage i in the first two periods, turned on the firepower with 2-3 shots at Smith to four by Chicago and beating the Black Hawk goalie for five unanswered goals. HAWKS HAD I.KAI) Rene Robert scored twice for the v.'inners with Tracy Pratt, Larry Mickey and Steve Atkin- son adding the others. J.-P. Bordcieau and Angotii beat Dave Dryden to give the Hawks j a 2-1 first-period lead. Meehan, a former Toronto chattel, had a mediocre career with the Leals and Fniiadelphia until Punch Imlacn took him in the ]909 expansion draft and ap-! pointed him captain eariy in the 1971-72 season. A few eyebrov.s were raised I at the time in view of the then 25-vear-oId centre's erratic Play. -Meehan. however, has rc- to ths bur- i dens. His 22 goals in 37 games i1 is just two shy of his career high in Buffalo's first year when he played in 77 games. i MARGIN OF A FOOT? These 1 victory -when Miami Dolphins Conference thampiambip game. At is Roy Gerela of the o field goal kickers rr.igr.1 prcvide !rt marc. c: -nee! 'Pitlsburgh Sleeters in the American Footoo'i efl is Garo Yepremian of )he wmle right (AP So it was a could have been worse BUFFALO Firs' Perl 1, 2 f.'fi: O FrsH Period i Eiffels, f i, E Wes joins LDS head table The final head table fr.T the filth annual LDS Fath-. er and Son Athletic Awards Banquet has been named. Wes Rice! a former southern Alber- tan Sportsman of the Year arid Sr.ots en Ch.cEgo Buffalo 111OYC By THE CANADIAN PJJKSS Kiaeri Perron extcth havp the last laush Re- Ejna and Eldmon'on Oil King; tangled in a Western Canada Hockey League contest Tnurtday night. However, he' did set a little chuckle. Perron, the defenceman traded for cash by Edmonton i earlier this season, assisted on Pvegina's second gosl as the tearns skated to a 2-2 tie. Perron arrived in Ed- raonton for Thursday's gams. he had a lot to say about the differences between the clubs. Discipline "t as strict in Regina arid he v.as given a chance to play a regular. In Edmonton, he usu- ally v.as the fifth man on the defensive squad- "Maybe it's a coincidence.'' he said before the game, "but we've only lost three games since 'he joined the It makes me look good." I Whether it was all Perron or not, the PaLs did look good t Tern- McDougaU with two the best won-lost record !n and Keily league, dropping or.iy s-1: gam'.'i On the Nats watched a 2-0 first-period aUacl: crumble under the Blades' polished at- j Tonight, the Biaoes visit tack. Tne Saskatoon squad has 1 Westminster. Junior honspiel in home stretch NEW YORK 'API Five Metropolitan Golf Writers Asso- Jan Urn Mavetv. Pf Thursday. Down 1-0 after the 5olfers with a total of M major c-ialion in New York Feb. IS. R ck Morris and Bob Sidnski rp'r-nali' f or CLEVELAND fAPi Tne first they went into the -hamplonships between them Tne golf writers were asked the other goals aaainst 'jVr-. Lva p Eays Cleveland third with a 2-1 lead which vere named Thursday as the o pick the five all-time greats peers' 2oalie Eernie Parent in p: i Barcas of the American Hockev lasted until Oil King Darcy all-timr: jzreai-s of golf in a na- of the same. The five selectees rjj 4 '103 Chicago fans. Jr? Jrf d I are expected to move to Rota evened it up with his 43rd jonwide [.oil. won out in a vote which saw v.-ere 7-lM'on hand at Jacksonville. -Fla.. on a tern- goal of the season. SMectf-d bv a of the Golf nominations also for such stars Lffi Anaek-3 to watch the Fight- i basis within a few 1 Randy Smith scored the other Writers Association of America as Byron Nelson, Lee Trevino in? open u? a jjj lead weefe. Edmonton goal and Brad Waller Hasc-n. Ben llosan. and Player. coas. to victor.- over the vptf Plain Dealer says it has i toson and Glen Eurdon scored Bob Jones. Jack Nicklaus 'and Nicklaus, golf's ali-time lead- ho-cci m taut Jaj ill- Barons, ml.er for Regula. Paimer. W. money winer, last season Morrison led the l-wrti" dlre-trr ?t received tele- i STILL FIRST They will be honored, Jones reached one cf ha longtime tors v.ith tv.i> goals, the rihers p rLor.e for the move ne ltd Edmonton in and Hasen at the in malcnmg tne late Bob to Ted Hampson and Bill 'In rf !2 -yiL elubs- in the vest division and national award- dinner o' the Jones's record of 13 major KlatL Tom cenis5 and AHL president Jack But- f in' founh m championships. laiwi fnr w B_U1 iP-fieM h-.s uired club owne-s Boys' and Girls' SKATE EXCHANGE SHARPENED SWNED UCES SANITIZED PAIR BE' APPROX HOCKEY STICKS By-C.C.M. KOKO HESPtER VICTORIAVIftE ihc neck in S Albcrlu CJiecl' u> for BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Avc. 5. i; Phone 327-3521 rtOSfO WOl-iOAY i Open 3 Fri. Till 9 pm fcr ;0 ooon RRtoilD ie, i HarruT inH of confirmation of the ap- league action Thur--oval is expected by Saturday, d a v _ calea'n- newspaper says. j duniped Swift Current Broncos Tr.e Rochester Democrat and 10.3 j0 move jn.to a second-place hronicle also quotes But- tie Westminster rfield as saying the Barori Drains in the west and Saska--ive asked for. and will re- toon Blades edged Vancouver ive. the league's permission 4.2. play the rest of their Blades' win put them into a ome games in Jacksonville. first-place east division tie with Neither: ButterfieW nor Mileti Brandon Wheat Kings. Flin juld be reached for comment. Fion Bombers are sei'en points Sutes Amateur titles tor, p WlU A-on four U.S. and tv.o British L? fm-U o. "H-Tiior A msn rJisketDil] Ei5 Nicklaus's record lists four rCtirC SOO11 a player, a coach and a rcf- Masters, three U.S. Opens, two .v ri-.-r- British Opens, two PGA and i rip two r S Amateur i T ''h' fm M-fn licvo'c his Urac to monton Town Hallcrs and the 1 ard working chicks. U.S. Opens. Palmer, whose per- '''1tn He 15 now hcad Jcoach 01 w.iahtv made a great impact ouii.s itlanta dff'Ti'cman Noel Price Narco Lirug Rehabilitation PI.ACKIt IV HOSPITAL v'iii he out "of acti'on for about Ccr.trc thai r.e heat Ali in the; c_T _ Ba-clay f ;rj (lavs Ijecaute of a kr.te in- 1 before "ar.d Id V.f.c to th; Navonal Hockev jury r.ufferwl in a fiukc hack here to beat hjm Leisrue St. Uuis hf.s in the Atlanta-Bo-stun National admitted to Jewish Hospi- Hockey League Wednes- Crazier is asking for S3 r> rriJl- tal to undergo tests for stomach day night. r lion for a second go Rt AU, i Brian Malaeko i w' 8f- "e -coreboara un-rid Dave Jackson completed L'e 'nlrd' ne scoring for the winriers. SCORES THHEi: Terr.' Ciranlxjrg and Norm Centre Kuss Wieciinik scree-' lopkins tallied twice each for three for Calgary and Jerry iow Island. Robin Knibbs i Holland two. Tn2 rest hipped in with a single. shared by Danny Gare. Don Tne two clubs will meet Hay, Danny Mandryk. Mike P.o-gain Saturday evening at gers and rookie Jack Patterson. t the Ciric Centre. i The Swift Current marksmen score iKtnoiu it YEAR'S FROLIC Lethbridge Curling Club Music by "THE CHEWOS" p.m. till a.m. December 31st Reserved tables per couple everything included, limited number of tickeli Phone 328-8738 ond guctts on'y! wouldn't drop Bv TIIK r'KK.SSHa-'k'- :i, 1'i short jump shots v.o'i'.d .-ihrad of Allan! s. t'u! Atlanta ahea'V r.alLirr.r.rc-, lir.v.-placc '.'e York Kncks grab her] z tion Basketball W.K, Association 3 Central Div--sion defeated Ic-ft for" the deciding j balanced precariously on the ]15.s, rilld nrn of tte basket tv.ice in (he jx.at fjicve'and '5 final moments of the Bullets' Nc-.v 'lork. ,-ir, i u -Mmvaukcc used points by a Haufe M ,rithin I Alxiul-.Iabbar and 29 lanta Thursday onfc of Ui f.ink He-Both limes, the hall wild- ifjo v.ith 1? sw-rm.ls left on a lioit. out going through the hoop and hv v.h.r, liii V. Harry 't-ruvd P.altimorn hung on for a 112-111 had :'S M.-.ravirh in 1o lead over ibo ond-ptar e and Ihcn Mfh The edition of Uie Leih- bridgc Curling Club's High School came to an K-A in'.s dicrno-Dn at Ihe Curl- ing Club. V.Tiat sianerf cut as a Sh- rink event had narrowed So 13 rink field and by four o'clock this tftemoon winners in four events and a grand aggregate vrouM be decided. Only r.vo foursomes are slive in