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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta VWVIIIWVI McDuffe would like out of third-man situation CANADIAN PRESS Peter McDuffe was the star of a New York Rangers vic- tory Sunday night but he still wants to get drafted in next year s National Hockey League expansion McDuffe pressed into duty after injuries to the Rangers top two goalies stopped 37 shots to help New York to a 4- 3 victory over Minnesota North Stars I know I'm the odd man here' said the third-string goalie why I'm hop- ing to land with an expansion team next year McDuffe could get his chance next year when D C and Kansas City enter the but in the meantime he's a valuable replacement for veterans Ed Giacomin and Gilles Villemure Villemure is nursing a knee injury and Giacomin suffered a pulled hamstring muscle in What's with Toros' he likes scoring winning goal Wayne an 18-year- old high school stole the spotlight from the World Hockey Association s biggest star Sunday night Dillon scored his second game-winning goal in as many nights to lead Toronto Toros in a 5-2 win over Bobby Hull and his Winnipeg Jets Hull playing coach of the Jets managed assists on two goals by centre Fran but Dillon also earned two assists in the Toros win Saturday Dillon scored twice including the game- winner and had one assist in Toronto s 9-3 win over the Fighting Saints at Minnesota In other games Sunday Vancouver Blazers edged New England Whalers 6-5 Chicago Cougars beat Minnesota 5 3 New Jersey Knights defeated Cleveland Crusaders 6-2 and Houston Aeros beat Los Angeles Sharks 6 4 Saturday Edmonton Oilers beat New England Houston blanked Chicago 3-0 Winnipeg edged Quebec Nor- diques 4 3 and Cleveland shut out New Jersey 3-0 Hull lamented his team s in- ability to win more than one road game per trip I don t know what it is Last year we were a good road team We were 500 on the road until the final three games of the season Hull who will be 35 Thurs day admitted there were times he felt tired The older you get the more tired you get The schedule is hard sometimes In some arenas we play third- or fourth-fiddle to the NHL and basketball But eventually they'll get the schedule straightened out where they will have fewer back-to-back games and if they do it will be the same two teams both nights so they'll be involved in an equal amount of travelling The Toros' two veekend wins combined with New England s two pulled Toronto to within four points of the leading Whalers in the East Division Houston 6 Los Angeles 4 The Aeros win put them in sole possession of first place in the two points in front of Edmonton Murray Hall scored twice to lead the Houston attack and Cents held to 3-3 tie By THE CANADIAN PRESS Calgary first- place team in the west divi- sion of the Western Canada Iiockey were held to a 3-3 tie Sunday by Saskatoon Blades while other WCHL weekend games saw Victoria Cougars demolish Kamloops Chiefs 7-1 Saturday and New Westminster Bruins inflict a 7 3 loss Sunday on the hapless Chiefs Saskatoon with 29 is second from trip bottom in the eastern division but non- etheless rookie Blair Chapman clinched the tie with 48 seconds remaining on his second goal of the evening The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period and 2 2 after 40 minutes Garth Dietnck got the other goal for the Blades while Mike Rogers vvith his 29th goal of the Denny McLean and Jerry Holland scored for the Centennials Mark Howe got his 15th goal of the on a pass from his Gordie Gary Veneruzzo scored twice for the Sharks who re- main last in thp West Division Right winger Danny Lawson scored three including the winner in overtime to star in the Blazers' win at Van- couver Lawson scored the winner at the 8 45 mark of tipping in a goal-mouth pass from Mike Chernoff for his 25th goal of the season Tim with two led the Whalers to a 5-4 lead after two periods and Denis Meloche forced the overtime with a Vancouver goal at 9 23 of the third period Chicago 5 Minnesota 3 Rod Liddmgton scored twice for the Cougars and Reggie Fleming got his first goal of the season to break a 3- 3 tie and give Chicago its 16th win in 34 starts Fleming's goal midv.ay in the third period came on a deflection of a shot by playing captain Pat Stapleton The win pulled Chicago to within four points of fourth- place Quebec in the East New Jersey 6 Cleveland 2 Gene with his first of two goals in the game and Wayne Rivers and Andre Larroix provided a second- period scoring outburst that led the Knights over Cleveland It was the Knights seventh win against two losses at home since moving to New Jersey from New York League action resumes Tuesday with Winnipeg at Cleveland at Toronto and Vancouver at Chicago The annual all-star game is set for Thursday at St Paul Minn Kitten checking Catholic Central Kittens of Lethbndge won the annual Southwest Girls' Basketball Tournament over the weekend by downing Noble Bladettes in the final r.locp rhprkmn hkp this thp trirk Rangers' 7-1 loss to the Cana- diens in Montreal Saturday In other NHL games Sun- Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Black Hawks. 4-3 in Detroit Red Wings defeated Atlanta Flames Philadelphia Flyers edged Buffalo Sabres 5-4 and Boston Bruins whipped California Golden Seals 8-1 with Chris Oddleifson scoring four Bruins goals In other Saturday Toronto and Atlanta tied 3-3 while Los Angeles Kings beat Boston 4-1. Chicago defeated Pittsburgh Penguins Philadelphia beat St Louis Blues 4-1 and New York Islanders edged Vancouver Canucks 4-3 Jim Neilson's goal nine min- utes into the third period gave the Rangers a 4-2 lead and Minnesota s Juae Droum narrowed the margin to but the Stars couldn't beat McDuffe for the tying goal With a minute left in the McDuffe made a pad save on a dangerous shot from Danny Grant should have scored that last-minute said North Stars coach Parker MacDonald had no luck at all Any time you get 40 shots on the you should be able to win Maybe if we keep up that kind of it will pay off in future Boston 8 California 1 a 23-year-old rookie who was California s first choice in the 1970 amateur became only the 22nd active NHL player to enjoy a four goal game Oddleifson never played for the Seals spending his first two professional seasons in the minor leagues before Boston obtained him in a 1971 trade The former Winnipeg Jets junior ran his second goal total to nine with Terry 0 Reilly assisting on three of the four Bobby Orr also pick- ed up three assists for the East Division leaders but centre Phil Esposito did not earn a point Toronto 4 Chicago 3 Captain Dave Keon scored the Leafs first short-handed goal of the season to give Toronto a come from-behind win over the Black Hawks The Leafs started their rally from a 3-1 deficit with Norm Ullman's goal early in the sec- ond period It was Ullman's 16th goal of the season and 475th of his 19-season career The win kept the Leafs two points behind the third-place Rangers in the East while the Hawks dropped three points back of the leading Flyers in the West Philadelphia 5 Buffalo 4 Rick Martin scored his 24th and 25th goals of the season and linemate Gil Perreault scored his fifth for the Sabres in a seesaw battle at Buffalo Tom Bladen's goal midway in the final period broke a 4-4 tie and gave the Flyers their 21st win in 33 games The Sabres' loss left them five points back of the Leafs in the battle for fourth spot in the East while the Red Wings closed to within four points of Buffalo Detroit 4 Atlanta 2 Atlanta goalie Dan Bouchard stopped 53 shots in holding Toronto to the tie Saturday night but he wasn't so effective Sunday when the Red Wings came from behind a 2-0 deficit to tie the game at the end of the first period Ace Bailey's unassisted goal the first minute of the se- cond period provided the vic- tory and Marcel Dionne scored his second goal of tne game for Detroit into an emp- ty Atlanta net in the last minute of play The Red Wings play host to Buffalo in tonight's only game Up for two Chalk up two more points for Catholic Central Kittens in the final of ilie Suutnwest Gins Basketball Tourney Kittens won the title by stopping Noble Bladettes in the final of the eight-team event Kittens win in Coaldale Catholic Central Kittens emerged with top honors Saturday in the annual Southwest Conference Girl s Basketball Tournament The Kittens came up with a narrow 31-26 triumph over No- ble Bladettes ot Nobleford in ihe tmal ol the eight-team competition held at Kate High School in Fridav and Satur- day Catholic Central earned a beith in the linal stopping I'dber W R 37 in one semi hnal encounter while the Bladettes tripped up ihe host Ldrks 36 29 In the championship game Noblelord jumped into a 10 6 lead alter the lirst quarter to see the Kittens come back and lie the scoie at 16 16 .it the half The Kittens grabbed a 29-22 lead alter three quarters and then held on to win Martha Kaplan and Mickey Kinahan led the wav for the Kittens Kaplan hooped 12 points while Kmahan followed with 10 Sjogren picked up 10 points lor the Bladettes In their bemi-lmal game with Taber Wilson pac td the Kittens with 16 points Kaplan chipped in with 11 Joan West tanned 15 points I ol the Dawns while Brenda added nine NHL scorers CANADIAN PRESS SUNDAY Boston 8 at California 1 Shep- pard. Cash- man Minnesota 3 at NY Rangers 4 Stan- Neilson Rousseau Atlanta 2 at Detroit 4 Manery Bailey Philadelphia 5 at Buffalo 4 Robitaille Toronto 4 at Chicago 3 Keon Chicago- Mikita Redmond SATURDAY Atlanta 3 at Toronto 3 Atlanta Toron- Sittler Philadelphia 4 at St Louis 1 Dor- nhoefer MacLeish Barber St Louis-Plante Chicago 4 at Pittsburgh 2 MacDonald NY Islanders 4 at Vancouver 3 2 J Potvin Van- Boston 1 at Los Angeles 4 Los Ange- les Maloney NY Rangers 1 at Montreal 7 Mon- 2 Richard P Mahov Philips led the Hlddetles to the linal with 13 points in the semi-final against the Larks Barb Habi janat managed 10 lor the Larks In the battle tor third place m the tournev the Taber Dawns took the title from the I diks to the tune ol 32 23 I unnip Krpznwski hOQned 18 101 the Dawns while the Larks had no one with over six points in the game This coming Fndav and the tournament is planned tor Fort Macleod Kight teams Winston Chuuhill Vauxhall Picture Hutte Kate Andrews W R the host F P Walshe Krle Rivers ol Milk River and Stirling will battle lor top honors Leeds was shaken up LONDON Leeds United maintained its run to- wards the English Soccer League title though this time United only just crept under the wire with a 1-1 tie away to Birmingham City After Bob Latchford had sent relegation candidates Birmingham ahead in the 21st Leeds appeared head- ed for defeat until Joe Jordan the ma i who put Scotland into the World Cup hit the equalizer four minutes from the end the last team to beat Leeds in the league in failed to prevent Leeds making English League history by becoming the first club in this century to open a First Division season with an unbeaten run of 23 games Leeds now enter 1974 on a continuing tide of success with 39 points from 23 games Apart from the league their remaining targets will be to top their previous best points total of to continue their own unbeaten tun of 34 games and to win the league by a record points margin whose attend- ance of was its best of 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