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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Monday, 30, 1974 Rookie goalie remembers 11-3 By THE CANADIAN PRESS Goalie Curt Ridley recorded his first National Hockey League victory Sunday night but he still was having trouble forgetting his first loss. Ridley made his first appearance for New York Rangers 10 days ago in Boston and gave up six goals before coach Emile Francis took him out of the match which the Bruins won 11-3. The Winnipeg native stopped 25 shots against the expansion Kansas City Scouts Sunday night to help the Rangers win 2-1. "This game will have to help my he said. "I was nervous tonight. I was thinking, 'I just hope like hell I don't have another game like Boston.' "When you get that many goals scored on you in that short a time, you begin to wonder. But I feel better now." In other games Sunday, New York Islanders goalie Glen Resch shut out Washington Capitals 7-0, Philadelphia Flyers beat Buf- falo Sabres 5-2 and Chicago Black Hawks defeated St. Louis Blues 5-2. Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Islanders 3-1 Saturday, Chicago edged Philadelphia 2- 1, Atlanta Flames tied 3-3 with Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens whipped Kansas City 7-2, California Seals defeated Los Angeles Kings 3-2, Vancouver Ca- nucks beat Boston 64 and St. Louis defeated Minnesota North Stars 4-2. Billy Fairbairn's third- period goal broke a 1-1 tie at New York and gave Rangers the win over Kansas City. "I got the puck and I'm sav- ing it as a souvenir for my said Fairbairn whose first son was born during the game. "My wife Lloydene called after the second period and told me we had a said Fairbairn. "I told her I would go out and score the winning goal." He did just that, taking a pass from Brad Park and put the puck between Kansas City goalie Peter McDuffe's legs from about 10 feet out. At Landover, Md., Resch had to make only 19 saves for his second shutout of the season, beating the expansion Capitals who finished 1974 with just three victories in 37 games. If Ken Desjardine wasn't sure how it felt to knock a puck into his own net in a World Hockey Association overtime game, he knows now. The Indianapolis Racers de- fenceman tipped an attempted Edmonton pass directly past goalie Ed Dyck to give the Oilers a 5-4 margin in the overtime game Sunday at Edmonton. The goal was credited, to Tom Gilmore, his second of the game, as the Oilers es- caped from a last-place tie with Vancouver Blazers in the Canadian Division. In other games Sunday, Minnesota Fighting Saints shut out Cleveland Crusaders 6-0, Michigan Stags edged Chicago Cougars 4-3, and Houston Aeros defeated Win- nipeg Jets 6-3. SUNDAY NY Islanders 7 at Washington 0 NY Islanders Howatt 2, Stewart 2, Harris, Bourne. Rombough. Kansas City 1 at NY Rangers 2 Kansas City Nolet; NY Rangers Stemkowski, Fair- bairn. St. Louis 2 at Chicago 5 St. Louis Lefley, Bailey, Chicago Jarrett, Hull, Mikita, Mulvey, Pappin. Philadelphia 5 at Buffalo 2 Philadelphia Leach, Kelly, Clement, Dupont, Dornhoefer; Buffalo Grat- ton, Perreault. Saturday Minnesota 2 at St. Louis 4 Minnesota Hicks. Nantais; St. Louis Lefley 2, Plante, Patrick. Philadelphia 1 at Chicago 2 Philadelphia Bladon; Chicago Hull, Gagnon Atlanta 3 at Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta Richard 2, Graves: Pittsburgh Larouche, Pronovost, Hadfield. Kansas City 2 at Montreal 7 Kansas City Powis. Charron; Montreal Lemaire 2, Lapointe. Tremblay, Lafleur, Shutt. Lambert. NY Islanders 1 at Toronto 3 NY Islanders Marshall; Toronto Ullman 2, Ellis. Boston 4 at Vancouver 6 Boston Savard, Esposito, Bucyk, Marcotte; Vancouver Gould 2, Dailey, Boddy. Lever, Meehan. California 3 at Los Angeles 2 California Patey 2, Hrechkosy, Los Angeles Williams, Goring. rink D'Arcy Pyne and his Taber rink won the number one Sven Ericksen and the grand aggregate at the an- nual Lethbridge Christmas high school bonspiel. The winners are front, left to right, skip Pyne and third Blake Tomiyama. Back, left to right, second David Hart and lead Carole Ohashi. BYU drops Fiesta Bowl A BIG LEAGUE EFFORT FROM A PEE WEE Vikings edge Sabres in final of Christmas Pee Wee tourney The Sabres were unable to find a way to beat the Vikings in the Christmas Pee Wee Hockey Tournament over the weekend, and as a result the Vikings walked off with the championship trophy in the three day event. The Sabres tried not icing a team in their first game against the Vikings Thursday, but lost by default and had to drop to the B side of the tourney However, they won three straight games after that, dumping the Braves, Pintos and Penguins to earn the right to meet the Vikings again in the championship final The Vikings, meanwhile, had knocked off the DQ Jets, the Flyers and the Canucks to earn their berth In the final game, Frank Popson scored twice and Brian Monahan once in the second period as the Vikings came from behind to win the title by a 4-2 score. The Sabres had taken a 2-1 lead after one period on goals by Bert Sutherland and Doug Anderson. Daryl Robertson scored the other goal for the winners. Robertson was one of the big award winners at the conclusion of the tournament, as he picked up the Top Scorer Trophy donated by the Szuch family. The Bert and Mac's Top Goaltender Trophy went to Jamie Dorge, and Doug Canadme of the DQ Jets picked up the Best Defenceman Award, donated by the Harold Osmond family. Darcy Kaminski of the Penguins took home the Ellis Autodrome Trophy for the Most Gentlemanly Player, and Michael Gibson walked off with the prestigious Trophies Unlimited Award for the Most Valuable Player. Daryl Robertson had a hat trick to pace the Vikings to a 5-1 win over the Canucks in the semi final contest. Frank Popson and Brian Monaghan scored the other Viking goals while Allan Mayo had the lone Canuck marker. Doug Anderson's goal was all the Sabrss needed to get into the final as they edged the Penguins 1-0 in the other semi final Earlier, Brad Misak and David Dragland scored goals in the second period to lift the Canucks to a narrow 2-1 win over the Totems. Dale Norlin scored the goal for the losers. Darcy Kominski and Don Jackson scored two goals each and Mitch Malchow added a single as the Penguins whipped the Bears 5-1 Saturday. In another shutout, the Vikings dumped the Flyers 4-0 with goals coming off the sticks of Daryl Robertson, Steven Shipley, Ken Bradley and Brian Monaghan. The Sabres took a 1-0 lead after one period and coasted to a 4-0 win over the Pintos Friday. Kent Patenaude, Pete Lavorato, Charles Cockerill, and Wally Kazokas had the goals. A hat trick by Tom Vesely, and two goals by Dave Anthony paced the Totems to an 8-3 win over the Centennials. Allan Hopkins, Al Hosak, and Brian Norlin had the other Totem goals while Grant Stotts, with two, and Dwayne Kovalvk replied for the Centennials. David Conine scored three Watson, Owchar suspended MONTREAL (CP) Clar- ence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, announced on Saturday suspensions to Bryan Watson of Detroit Red Wings and Den- nis Owchar of Pittsburgh Penguins for a kicking inci- dent Dec. 14. Watson, judged the in- stigator, was suspended for three games while Owchar drew a two-game suspension'. The incident at Detroit saw both players assessed match penalties, which carry automatic fines The altercation occurred at 6-14 of the third period of the game, won by Pittsburgh 3-2, after Watson drew an inter- ference penalty. As he skated toward the penalty box, he punched Owchar and lost his balance when a team- mate tried to restrain him. Owchar then pounced on Watson and the two wrestled on the ice before the linesmen pulled them apart. It was at that point that the two players exchanged kicks. Neither was injured. Red Army takes win HAMILTON (CP) Three goals in the second period gave the Soviet Red Army team a 5-4 win over Hamilton Fincups of the Ontario Hockey Association Major Junior A series Saturday. The game, before spectators, was the first of seven exhibition contests the Red Army club will play against Ontario teams in the next 10 days. The team includes several members of the Soviet national team which played Team Canada '72 and 74. The Soviet line of Valery Kharlamov, Boris Mikhailov and Vladimir Petrov combin- ed for four goals with Mikhailov scoring three and Petrov one. Vladimir Vikulov scored the winning goal. goals in the second period to lift the Canucks to a 6-5 triumph over the Falcons Friday. David Dragland, Scott Leonard, and Terry Anton also scored for the winners. David Bodell and Mike Manson each had a pair in a losing cause, and Billy McLellan added a single. The Penguins got a pair of goals from Darcy Kaminski to shutout the Flames 4-0. Mitch Malchow and Rodney Robertson scored singles. Robbie Nomonura's hat trick, and singles by Nelson Coleman and Geoffrey Dodd led the Flyers to a 5-3 win over the Blues in the first contest on Friday. Jeff Mezie, Brad Harvie, and Mike Gibson scored for the Blues. In action Thursday, three second period goals by Jeffrey Moltz weren't enough for the Bisons as they dropped a 6-3 decision to the Pintos. Mike Kormos had a hat trick for the winners while Rick Balazs scored twice and Mike Murray added a single. The Vikings took a 3-0 lead after one period and coasted to a 5-3 triumph over the DQ Jets. Frank Popson, Keith Takeyasu, Bruce Kostelansky, Brian Monaghan, and Daryl Robertson scored the Viking goals while Scott Maxwell, Doug Canadine, and Brian Colwill replied in a losing cause. Wally Kazokas scored twice to lead the Sabres to a narrow 3-2 win over the Braves. Pete Lavarato picked up the other Sabre goal while Richard Sera and David Anderson scored for the Braves. Two goals by Daren Klovansky paced the Centen- nials to a 7-3 triumph over the Bears in another Thursday game. Mike Kelly, Kenan Leroux, Dwayne Kovalon, Wayne Pallet, and Darcy Jarvie scored the other goals for the victors, while Tom Shardlow, with two, and Dave Schwartz had the Bear markers. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS To the losers, North Carolina, it was a matter of inches. To the winners, Mississippi State, it was a matter of yards. The Bulldogs, by beating North Carolina 26-24 Satur- day, shattered four Sun Bowl records, including Walter Packer's 183 yards rushing for two touchdowns in a game whose lead changed hands al- most as often as the football. It finally ended on freshman Terry Vitrano's two-yard touchdown plunge with left. In other bowl games Satur- day, Vanderbilt and Texas Tech fought to a 6-6 tie in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta, Oklahoma State beat Brigham Young 16-6 in the Fiesta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz., and the East nipped the West 16-14 in the East-West Shrine Game at Stanford, Calif. James Betterson scored two touchdowns for the losers, who led twice. The lead changed hands five times in the game and was tied once. Neither Vanderbilt's Steve Sloan nor Texas Tech's Jim Carlen were happy with the Peach Bowl tie, in which each team scored on a pair of field goals. "It seems there should be a system to play off in bowl said the Southeast Conference Commodores' sec- ond-year coach, Sloan. "I'd like to see a suden death system used to decide these bowl ties." Mark Adams kicked field goals of 31 and 26 yards for Vanderbilt, and Brian Hall had shots of 26 and 35 yards for the Southwest Conference Red Raiders. Vandy earned the tie by stopping Tech three times Second event champs Gordon Kaupp won the number two Fred Quitten- baum event. The winners are, front, left to right, skip Kaupp and third Bill Paulsen. Back, left to right, second Russ Olson and lead Debi Cooper. from the one as time ran out in the half and by blocking a Red Raider field goal attempt. Oklahoma State of the Big Eight Conference scored on a 12-yard run by Kenny Walker in the second quarter, and a fancy 40-yard halfback pass from Leonard Thompson to Gerald Bain in the fourth quarter. Abby Daigle also kicked a field goal. Brigham Young, of the Western Athletic Conference, was held to two field goals after losing starting quarter- back Gary Sheide, the second- leading passer in the U.S., with a severly strained liga- ment in his right shoulder. Walker's touchdown was set up by Tony Buck's intercep- tion return to the BYU 27. The East, after trailing 14-0 at the half, scored on what Coach Bo Schembechler of Michigan called "two of the freakist plays I ever after intermission to beat the West in the Shrine Game. The first touchdown on a blocked West punt by Maryland Ail-American Randy White. The ball was picked up and run 16 yards into the end zone by line- backer Terry McClowry of Michigan State. The second touchdown came after an East intercep- tion. Brad Davis scored from 10 yards out when he picked up a fumble by Michigan quarterback Dennis Franklin, who had dropped the snap from center. TWO CARRIED OFF GENOA, Italy (AP) Italy and Bulgaria played to a scoreless tie Sunday in an ex- hibition soccer game marred by rough play which sent two Bulgarian players off the field on stretchers. Capture momen 4-3-2-1 Happy New Year! Now flash it. You can count on SVLVANIA BLUE DOT PUSH Magicubes ................3 pack 1.89 Flashcubes 3 pack 1.39 AG'fl Flashbulbs 12 pack 1.69 M3B Flashbulbs 12 pack 2.15 M2B Flashbulbs 12 pack 2.15 Press 25B 12 pack 2.28 High Power Cubes 2 pack 1.57 Flash Bar 1 pack 2.99 Win third event Bill Beaton, front row left, and his Lethbridge mates won the number three John Forrest event. With Beaton were, front right, Debby Funk. Back, left to right, second Marilyn Funk and lead Susan Miller. Collago Shopping Mall 2029 Mayor Magrath Drlvo Monday, Tuoaday WadnMday a.m. to p.m. STORIS Thursday Friday a.m. to p.m. Saturday a.m. to r ;