Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
thurwlay, February 4. 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 Bruins, Black Haivks increase leach Rangers' home streak ends at 26 games IT'S MINE Norm Ullman (9) of Toronto Maple Leafs ond Noel Picard (4) of St. Louis Blues fight over puck as Ron Ellis (6) of Toronto looks on during National Hockey League action in Toronto Wednesday night. To'ronto defeated St. Louis 6-2. Six players join him Lombardi enters hall By IAN MacLAI.N'E Canadian Press Staff Writer Stan Mikita's name didn't ap- pear in the National Hockey League summaries Wednesday night, but his fancy skate work in front of the New York goal was responsible for ending one of the longest unbeaten streaks of modern times. The Chicago Black Hawks centre screened Ranger goalie Ed Giaeomin perfectly on two goals, including the winner by defenceman Paul Shmyr, to pave the way for a 4-2 Chicago victory, snapping New York's unbeaten string on home ice at 26 regular-season games. The string runs back to New York's last two scheduled games of the 1969-70 season and through the first 24 home games of the current schedule. The string was ended just two shy of the record set by Mont real Canadiens 17 years ago. BRUINS EXTEND STREAK In other games, Boston Bruins extended their winning streak at home to 18 with a 7-3 win over Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins remained unbeaten a home in the last five games with a 6-1 conquest of California Golden Seals, Toronto Maple Leafs tripped St. Louis Blues 6-2 and Detroit Red Wings scored in the final minute of play to tie Minnesota North Stars 4-4. New York moves into Detroi in one of three scheduled games tonight. The others find Los An Reles in Buffalo against thi Sabres and Chicago visitini Philadelphia Flyers. Mikita. a four-time winner o the NHL scoring title in the mid-1960s, isn't having one o his productive seasons. Ailments early in the yea curtailed the usually fluid skat ing of the Czechoslovakian-born star and a league limitation on the curve in the hockey-sticl blade hampered his offensiv manoeuvrings. A four-goal scoring outburs in a Dec. 16 game against St Louis was the first sign this sea- on he had given any indication f reverting to Hie form that von him eight all-star awards, ix to the first team. managed only three goals al- though his play-making ability has set up 32 others for 44 points and places him among his 30th goal of the season 241 goal in regular-je-ason play, left seconds into the second period; him just four behind Montreal's to give the Black Hawks a lead j great Maurice (Rocket) Rich- thcv held for the rest of the ard, whose 544 is second only to the top 20 scorers in the league. I game. Since then, however, he has i Team-mate Bobby Hull scored! The goal, Hull's 540th career Wednesday's summaries CHICAGO 4 NEW YORK 3 First Period 1. Chicago, D. Hull 3 (Korotl, Korab) 2. Nev; York, Gilbert 19 (Park) Penalties Magnuscm, Sather TkaciuK Npsterenko Second Period 3. Chicago, R. Hull 30 (Makil 4. Chicago, Shmyr 1, :40. Penalties Irvine, Koran, ma- ors Magnuson Third Period 5, Chicago, Compbell 3 (Makl, Magnuson) 6. New York, Balon 30 (Tkaciuk) Pen- alties Stapleton Selling, Malo- ney, majors StemkowsM Shots on floal by Chicago 7 New York l 13-27 Attendance 17.250. PITTSBURGH i CALIFORNIA 1 First Period 1. Pittsburgh, Zalne (8. Herein Penalties D. Hextall Roberts B. Hextall Zaine Second Period 2. Pittsburgh, Pro- novost 13 (Apps, Fonteyne) 3. California, Stackhouse 5 (Croteau) i. Pittsburgh. Zalne 4 (Woyto- wich, B. Hextall) 5. Pittsburgh, McCallum 5, Penalties Polls, D. Hextall majors Third Period 6. Pittsburgh, Har- baruk 10 (Schock, Fonteyne) 7. 'ittsburgh, Apps 3 (Pronovost) "enaltles HarbaruK Pronovost Shots on goal by California 77 Pittsburgh 12 13 Attendance TORONTO ST. LOUIS 2 First Period 1. St. Louis, Suther- land 10 (Bordeleau, Berenson} 2. St. Louis, Sutherland 11 (McDonald, Lorentz) 3. Toronto, Oorey 2 (Keon, Monahan) Penalties Dorey Ley misconduct EC- clestone Second Period 4. Toronto, Mona- nan 11 (Keon) 5. Toronto, Hen- derson 22 lUIlman) Ellis) Penal- ties Ecclestone Third Period 6. Toronto, Harrl- son 10 (Armstrong) 7. Toronto, Ley 2 (Ullman, Henderson) a. Toronto, Spencer 8 (Harrison, Dorey) Penalties Roberts Bill Plager Shots on goal by St. Louis........... 10 Toronto 15 1 fr-31 Attendance BOSTON 7 LOS ANGELES 2 First Period 1. Boston, Orr 23 (R. Smith, Hodge) 5. Boston, Cashman 16 (D. Smith, Hodge) 3. Boston, Hodge 32 (Cashman, Es- poslto) Penalty Sanderson Second Period Boston, Bucyk 30 (Esposito, Orrl 5. Los Ange- les, Berry 17 (Wldlng, Price) 6. Boston, Sanderson 18 (Westfall, Carle- ton) 7. Boston, Bucyk 31 (Leach, Stanfield) 8. Los Angeles, Hogan- son 2 (Backstrom, Lemieux) 9 Boston, Orr 24 (Stanfield, Bucyk) Penalties Lemieux Car- leton Third Period 10. Los Angeles Robinson 14 (Backstrom, Lemieux) Penalties None. Shots on goal by Los Angeles 9 12 1! Boston .......11 17 V Attendance MINNESOTA 4 DETROIT 4 First Peiiod l. Minnesota, Harris 1 (Oliver, O'Shea) 2. Minnesota, Grant 23 (Glbbs, Drouin) 3. De- iroit, Robitaille 2 (Redmond, Howel 4. Detroit, Rolfe 8 (Redmond) 5. Detroit, LeClerc 5 (Robi- taille, Howe) Penalties Berg- man Grant Harris Second Period 6. Minnesota, Oli- ver 8 (Drouin) Penalties Web- ster Dreuln, Bergman O'Brien LeClerc Third Period 7. Minnesota, Har- vey 7 (Drouin, Oliver) 8. De- irolt, Llbett 8 (LeClerc, Webster) Penalties Webster Har- ris Linger Shots on goal by Detroit Minnesota 88 13-29 Attendance Special section for Negro stars NEW YORK (AP) The way was cleared Wednesday for the inclusion of such outstanding stars of the old Negro baseball leagues as Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige in Baseball's Hall of Fame in a special category. That became a reality when baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced the formation of a special 10-man committee to select the top Negro stars of the pre-1947 era "as part of a new exhibit commemorating the contributions of the Negro leagues to baseball." The first player honored by the committee will be an- nounced next week with the an- ticipation that it will either be Gibson, the slugging catcher who has been called the Babe Ruth of black baseball, or Paige, the longtime pitching ace of Kansas City Monarchs who later pitched in the majors when he was about 50. The inclusion of the stars of the Negro leagues, which began to disappear after Jackie Robin- son broke the major league color line with Brooklyn Dodg- ers in 1947, comes after a long campaign to have them recog nized. But they will not actually be Hall of Famers. "I wouldn't call it a com Kuhn said. "The rules for selection to the Hall o Fame are very strict and tMnk those standards are cor rect. Through no fault of their own these stars of the Negro leagues didn't have major league exposure. Detroit's Gordie Howe, with 779. At Boston, Johnny Bucyk and lefenceman Bobby Orr scored wo Roals apiece in prolonging he 13riuns' winning ways on wine ice. Centre Phil Esposito licked up two assists to give urn a league-leading 93 points. Boston's win, combined with he New York loss, moved the Jruins eight points ahead of the iangers in their battle for first in the East Division. ZAINE GETS TWO Rookie Rod Zaint, recalled 'rom Amarillo Wranglers of the Central Hockey League two months ago, scored twice for ;he Penguins. In addition to extending their :iome-ice win string to five games, it marked the fourth straight time they have de- feated California this year. Toronto had to overcome a sluggish start at home and two early goals by St. Louis' Bill Sutherland to pad their fourth- place standing in the East, climbing to within six points of Montreal and 15 ahead of Buf- falo and Detroit, tied for fifth. Nick Libbett's goal with 29 seconds remaining in the game and the Detroit goalie out in favor of a sixth attacker pulled the Red Wings into their tie at Bloomington, Minn. Rookie Buster Harvey, back after an absence 16 games while recovering from strained knee ligaments, had shot Minne- sota into a 4-3 lead early in the final period. The Red Wings lost rooHe goalie Jim Rutherford in the first period when he took a shot on the face maskt bruising his forehead. He was' replaced by veteran Roy Edwards. Rookie defenceman Mike Robitaille, re- cently acquired by Detroit from New York, also left the game after injuring his back. CANTON, Ohio (AP) Coach Vince Lombard! and six players -Jim Brown, Y. A. Tittle, Norm Van Brocklin, Andy Ro- busteffi, Frank (Bruiser) Kin- ard and Bill named today to the United States' Pro Football Hall Fame. The seven inductees, whose selection swells the Hall of Fame ranks to 70, will be ho- nored at ceremonies in Canton on July 31. who died of cancer last Sept. 3, gained lasting ac- claim for leading Green Bay Packers out of the National Football League depths and into a dominance during the last decade. His Green Bay clubs won five NFL titles and the first two Super Bowl games. The one-time member of Ford- ham's Seven Blocks of Granite moved on to Washington as coach, general manager and part owner hi 1969. He guided the Redskins to their first win- ning season in 14 years before he was stricken with cancer. Brown, elected to the Hall in his first year of eligibility, led NFL ball-carriers in eight of his nine seasons with Cleveland Browns, establishing an all-time career record of rushing yards. He was named all-league fullback seven times. PLAYED 17 SEASONS Tittle, who played 17 pro sea BOSS and ranks second only to Johnny Unitas on the all-time passing list, was the NFL's most valuable player in 1961 and tied for the honor in 1963 while quarterbacking New York Giants. Van Brocklin. masterful quarterback for Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles during his 12-year NFL career, paced the Eagles to the 1958 championship. Robustelli was a hard-rock de- fensive end for 14 NFL seasons with the Rams and Giants. Kinard earned all-NFL honors hi his 1938 rookie year with the Old Brooklyn Dodgers and, in six subsequent NFL seasons and two more in the All-America Conference, established himself as one of the most durable and talented of all pro tackles. Hewitt joined Chicago Bears in 1932, and was a standout all- around end for the next decade. He played without a helmet until 1939, when the league or- dered him to don one. He died in 1947 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Cusson fires in hattrick The U of L Chinooks and the I ing game as he constantly held M and K Generals fought to a 2-2 stalemate in the first game played in the City Recreation Hockey League last night while in the second contest St. Basil's came up with an B-6 verdict over the Purity Bottling. Tim Negrello put the Chi- nooks on the Scoreboard first at the minute mark of the first period but watched the the goal matched by Lloyd Ya- rnagishi in the later stages of the period. Going into the second Yama- gishi tallied his second goal of the night and allowed the Gen- erals a 2-1 lead going into the final frame. At the mark of the last period Gary Smith notched the equalizer which turned out to be the firnal goal scored in the encounter. Rod Morrice the Generals netminder played an outstand- Check this APOLLO LAUNCH 1969 FORD Vi TON 360 V8, 3 sp. transmission and new 6 ply rubber. TIL THEY GET BACK This is Ford Country What do you Drive? Mayor Magralh Drive, 16lh Avenue South Phone 328-8861 off the determined Chinook for- wards. Only five minor penalties were called in the cleanly ed affair with the Generals g the nod on three occa- sions. In the Saints Bottlers con- test both clubs started off fast each notching a goal after .45 seconds of play. The Saints drew first blood as they rapped one in after 15 seconds had elapsed while the Bottlers came back with one 30 seconds later. In the first two periods oi play the two clubs matched each other with scores of 3-3 and 4-4. Dick Cusson paced the Saints with three goals while Brian Murkin and Bob Balazs the two consistent Saint scorers both slammed hi two. Brian Geddes rounded out the Saints scoring. For the Bottlers Dave Allen topped the list with two mark- ers while Wayne Winter, Me' Middleton, Alvin Tietz and Garj Bartlett all notched singletons During the three periods o! play the Bottlers were assessed five of the nine minor penal- ties called. CBC negotiates three-year pact OTTAWA (CP) The CBC announced Wednesday it has ne- gotiated an exclusive three-year contract for telecasts of base- ball games of Montreal F-pos of the National League. The publicly-owned corpora tion refused to say what price was paid for the rights. The CBC French network wil carry 21 Expo games this year the English network 18. frandnw 4--PLY WLOM You're at STORES PLYMOUTH? 5ilOO VW's, FALCONS CHBWtt'z PLC-fOO PLYMOUTH? I POU71ACZ, MERCS 00 H FREE MOUNTING 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. PHONE 327-8548 OPEN DAILY am. to p.m. Open a Firestone Budget Account or use your. ERNIE AFAGANIS is Comin9to the Kinsmen Dinner Saturday Feb. 6th Tickets Available at: Boyer's, Mnrcel's and Art Williams Wonderful World Of Travel!