Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE lETHMUOGE HEttlO 11 Esposito, Orr leading the charge Record book will take a beating By LARRY ELDRIDGE BOSTON (AP) Boston Bruins are not only making a run-away of the National Hockey League's East Division race this season-they-re re- writing the record book for indi- vidual and team scoring in the process. With 25 regular season games still to go, the defending Stanley Cup champions appear a cinch to shatter all existing team records for goals and assists in one season, while Phil Esposito, Bobby On- and Co. seem equally sure of establishing new individual highs. "I think this team has a little more firepower than any I've seen in a long says coach Tom Johnson, who may be a rookie in his current post but who saw plenty of high-scor- ing teams in his long NHL car- eer as an All-Star defeneeman. "With a team like this you don't worry quite so much about little Johnson adds. 'We'll -score, and everybody knows it." The Bruins, of course, have been scoring for the last couple of seasons, and many of the records now under fire were set by those teams. It's just that this current edition is more potent. EsDosito, Ken Hodge Wavne Cashman are headed for I Wayne Carteton or Don Mar- becoming the highest scoring cotte gets a fair amount ot line in the game. Fred Stan- j goals. And then there u, Orr- ield, Johnny Bucyk and Johnithe spectacular defeneeman McKenzie are another veteran who has revolutionized the unit tot gets more than its game tor his position and who "When Orr has the puck, it's like trying to stop two teams at New York Rangers' de- feneeman Brad Park says. "Orr is one team, and the rest of the guys are the other." Soys Soviet chief Approach ridiculous SAPPORO (AP) Soviet R u s s i a's sports chief said Thursday that International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage's approach to professionalism in skiing is "ri- diculous." Brundage last November uled 10 world class competitors neligible for the 1972 Winter ilympics here because they vorked at a summer ski camp n California. "We think maintaining the amateur status of the Olympics is important but we cannot be m WATCHED A IOT OF THE SAME SHOTS -Can-> Gardiner-, front.was o, th. le'hbrilge Curling Club a5 the Shirtsleeve got under way. Getting a good look at the shot is Gardiner's opponent. Morrison tops at Magrath Shirtsleeve under way The 32nd annual Lethbridge Shirtsleeve bonspiel got under, way Wednesday evening with two draws in the number one Sven Ericksen event. Play got under way at seven this morning in the third draw with play to continue through- out the day. The last draw is set for nine o'clock tonight at the Lethbridge Curling Club. A total of 64 rinks are in the chase for top honors in the five-day event which winds up Sunday afternoon at the Civic Centre. Besides the Ericksen event curlers are competing for prizes in five others as well as the James Aird memorial grand aggregate. xhis year's number two event is the Enerson Motors, third is T. Eaton's, fourth is the Lethbridge Herald, fifth the Canadian Western Natural Gas Bottlers still have chance Purity Bottling kept their playoff hopes alive last night as they trimmed the M and K Generals 4-3 in the first of. two City Recreation Hockey League games played last night. Meanwhile the Labor Club IT'S HERE NOW THE NEW 1971 YAMAHA 90 A 90 cc machine with a 5 speed gearbox and the de- pendable auto-lube lubrica- tion system. Factory installed governor available rated at 4.9 h.p. See the complete 1971 Yomalio line Available New YAMAHA CYCLE SALES SERVICE Located Under the Woler Tower Phone 328-6977 aoved into a third place tie vitb the Generals as they edged le U of L Chinboks 64 in the second encounter. The Bottlers now sit two points behind the two thm dace clubs and all five teams lave only two games remain ing to end the schedule. In last nights game the Bot tiers led 2-1 and 3-1, tallied their ourth markei early in the fina wriod to take the win. The Generals came back with wo goals in the last minute o play but failed to earn at leas a tie Dennis Oberg, Gary BarHet LeRoy Erlerdson and G a r t Lamb tallied for the Bottlers while Tex Wiebe, Bob Reid an Lloyd Yamagishi replied for th Generals. The Generals ako took six the nine penalties called. The Labor Club came m strong in the first period an before the Chinooks knew wh hit them they trailed 4-1. Both clubs tallied one go apiece in the second perio while the Chinooks outscorei the Labor Club 2-1 in the final Lome Gray paced the Labc Club with two goals while Bo Cook, Stan .Maxwell, Gran Harrington and Eric Wheel d sixth the Alberta Distillers. Draws are scheduled all day -Wday, with a banquet at the arquis Hotel from 4-8, and day Meanwhile, the annual Ma- ith men's bonspiel wrapped u recently with the Bob Mor- sori rink of Lethbridge cart- g home top honors. Morrison won the number one Magrath Garagemen event vith Shig Nakagawa .of the ost club second. Don Coutts if Lethbridge was third follow by Butch Sloan of Cardston The number two Magratl 'rading Co. event went to Har ey Bourassa of Fort Macleot ver Jocko Tarnava of Leth ridge. Bob Mikado of Ma- grath was third with clubmate felvin Heggie fourth. Harvey Williams' of Cardston ook home the Alberta Can- ning event, the third, with a win over Roy Johnson of Ma- grath in the final. All Lagler of was third followed >y Rex Rothe of Cardston. Lyle Davis gave Lethbridge ts second event honors by win- ning the number four Superior 77 over Mike Schneyder of Ma- jrath. Art Jones and Jack Mc- Cenzie, both of Lethbridge, were third and fourth respec- ively. For the Chinooks Jerry L Grandeur blasted in a brace. Dennis Allen and Keittt Ma Donald cMppec! in with a goal apiece. Shabaga off to Victoria SASKATOON (CP) Mik Shabaga leaves tonight to tak over coaching duties for th Victoria Cougars of the Britis Columbia Junior Hocke League Shabaga, in an interview, coi firmed he will take over coach ing duties for the balance o he season 'and will "discuss tans for the future" .with the Jougars management later. He left, as general manager and coach, Swift Current Bron- cos of the Western Canada Jockey League midway hrough this season. Cougars now lead the B.C. league and "it will be nice to take over a winner for a Shabaga said. ridieulo-is about said S. P. Pavlov, chairman of the Soviet State Committee for Phusieal Culture and Sports. "We are against professionalism; but we also are against nonsense." Speaking to reporters cover- ing the pre-Olympics here, Pavlov'said: "Because one or two, or maybe 10 athletes have violated their amateur status, Mr. Brundage says let's cancel the whole sport. All this is ridic- ulous." Brundage has been critical for years of Olympic skiers who in- dulge in commercialism. ANDY CAPP IT'S HIM' HE HIT ME Wll ME MOP-.' What the Olympics needs, said Pavlov, is more "democra- tization." There are too many dukes and lords on the Interna- tional Olympic Committee who aren't sportsmen, he continued, but make decisions on impor- tant questions. An International Olympic Congress hasn't been called for 40 years, he added, and it's joul time it was. Indirectly criticizing the 83 ear-old Brundage, who has een running the IOC for a ong as anyone can remember, le blond, square-jawed Pavlov aid the IOC should and must ecognize and listen to the ad- ice of the international sports ederations and the national Olympic committees. "We think these organizations are doing good he said. They should be recognized not only in law but in fact. We world like relations between them and the IOC to be much setter." players who ing regularly for some other team. A lot of people thought it might be trouble when all-star McKenzie was sidelined with a shoulder injury, but rookie Reg Leach moved right in and the team hasn't lost a game since. Esposito is after the biggest individual records this season. The star centre already has 47 goals, putting him far ahead of the pace needed to break Bobby Hull's one-season record of 58. He also has 1% points, making him a virtual certainty to eclipse his own two-year-old NHL high of 126. But Espo al- ways points to his linemates, plus Orr, when people ask him about his scoring. GIVE THEM CREDIT "Give those guys all the credit in the he says. "They get the puck to me. All I have to do is let it go." As a team the Bruins have al- ready scored 260 goals to their 53 games, making them a cinch to break their own league record of 303. set in 1968-69. They're also already far over 400 "assists en route to erasing their own league high of 497, also set two seasons ago. Kiwanis Club holds program It was announced today that the Green Acres Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge will once again sponsor a junior 22-rifle sport program. This annual program is for boys or girls from the ages of 14-16. This year's classes will be held Thursday evenings from Anyone interested in the pro- gram is asked to contact Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leffingwell at 327-1027. Valentine's Day Is This Sunday, Feb. SOS, If She's Sweeter Than Candy GIVE HER FLOWERS From MARQUIS FLOWER SHOP MARQUIS HOTEL BLD6. Phone 327-1 51 S Pearce dethrones Slim Otterson EDMONTON (CP) Stu Pearce of Edmonton dethroned defending champion Slim Otterson' of Calgary 5-2 Wed- nesday night to win the Alberta senior curling championship. 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