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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday. 18, 1t74-TME LETMBRIDOE HERALD-11 Robinson handles Schultz in scrap Brawling Flyers clear bench By GLENN COLE Canadian Press Staff Writer Earlier this season, defen- ceman Barry Cummins of California Golden Seals made the mistake of whacking Philadelphia's Bobby Clarke on the head with his stick during a National Hockey League game. Clarke, the captain of the Flyers and the most valuable player to his team in 1972-73, fell to the ice but was quickly joined by Cummins who was pummelled by several of Clarke's team-mates. Clarke got into a bit of trouble again Sunday afternoon in Montreal when the Flyers took on the Canadiens. As the siren wailed to end the second Minor hockey scores The Kings failed to score a goal over the weekend and as a result suffered a pair of Bantam "B" setbacks. Saturday the Kings were belted 5-0 by the Ramblers while Sunday they fell 4-0 to the Mustangs. James Coghlin, Mark Novak, Stan Sawicki, Barry Coghlin and Dave Popovitch tallied a goal apiece to lead the Ramblers to their win over the Lions while Russell Four undefeated SAINT JOHN, N.B. (CP) The boys from Delisle, Sask., were demonstrating some su- perb shooting at the Canadian senior men's curling championship Sunday. But Newfoundland's representative, the St. John's rink led by Charles Doyle, was the biggest surprise. Saskatchewan, Newfound- land, Prince Edward Is- land and British Columbia were the only un- beaten teams headed into to- day's third round Although the Quebec and Nova Scotia teams may find it hard to believe, Saskatchewan skip Jim Hill doesn't think his rink is playing as well as it can. In their 10-1 win over the Hudson, Que., rink of Tom Hunter, Hill and company, mate Bert Coben, second John Kirton and lead Max Bentley, cleaned opposition rocks out of the house with deadly accuracy. They had troubles in the fifth and sixth ends of their game with Hugh Little's Halifax foursome but then settled down for a 10-6 victory. "The ice is good, we're -drawing well but I think we can play Hill said. The rink has been together for a year though Hill himself was in the 1970 seniors and has played with Kirton for a couple of years. Doyle guided his team to the upset of the competition, an 8- 7 win over defending champions, the Winnipeg Rink of Dr. Will McTavish. In the second round, New- foundland tripped Quebec 10- 5. Happy second Second Jack Fraser jumps for joy as the winning rock comes to rest in the house as the Canadian senior men's curling championships got under way Sunday with two rounds. Coulter) John Duncan, Brad Axworthy and Bill Caswell paced the Mustangs to their easy decision. Popovitch notched another two markers Sunday and propelled the Ramblers to a 2- 2 draw with the Monarchs. Darin Chaki managed both the Monarchs' goals. The Blazers picked up a win and a loss in two games over the weekend. Friday night the Blazers dropped a 6-4 decision to the Coaldale Rockets in an exhibition match while Saturday they doubled the score 4-2 over the Seals. Steve Tsujri tallied three times to give the Rockets their win over'the Blazers while Robert Wood scored twice in a losing cause. Bill Rab was the big scorer for the Blazers in their verdict over the Seals as he blasted home a hat-trick. Ken Burla and Dennis Taylor notched a goal each for the Seals. The Eagles came up with a solid team effort to defeat the Nuggets 5-0. Bill Cousins led the way for the Eagles with three goals while Marvin Many Fingers picked up the shutout in the nets. Randy Provick and Ronald Zimmer blinked the lights twice and carried the Blades to a 7-1 win over the Bruins, who received their only goal from Russel Hooper. Jay Bentham fired in two third period goals and propelled the Argos to a 2-1 victory over the Lions. Brian Robinson scored a third period goal for the Lions. The Totems registered a 4-2 decision over the Blues in a Pee Wee match. Lindsay Doug Henderson, Steve Csaki and John Csurka scored for the winners while Lance Gilchrist and John Higa replied for the losers. Rory MacLennan, Craig Nyrose and Marlowe Gurski fired in first period goals and led the Flames to a slim 3-2 victory over the Braves. Tommy Amato and Scott Weskerske tallied for the Braves. The Canucks scored a 7-0 win over the Bisons. David Karbashewski and Jon McFadden rifled in two goals apiece for ths Canucks. The Sabres picked up a pair of 5-1 victories over the weekend. Saturday the Sabres dropped the Falcons 5-1 with Ron Terakita, Tim Menzak, Randall Benthan, Leigh- Aaron Harrison and Greg Horon scoring singles. Mark Murakami replied for the Falcons. The Sabres made it two in-a- row Sunday by whipping Great Falls Kiwanis 5-1 in an exhibition match. The Maroons earned a hard- fought 5-3 win over the Black Hawks Saturday. Danny Stinson, Boyd Blair, and Ross Mitchell rifled in solo markers while Darryl Harvie tallied twice. period, Clarke and Montreal defenceman Pierre Bouchard became embroiled in a minor scuffle along the boards. As soon as the Flyers saw their little team captain was in trouble, they raced off the bench to his aid, precipitating a general melee which resulted in three players being ejected from the game by referee Art Skov. The best tussle of the session was a four-punch fight involving Montreal defenceman Larry Robinson and Dave Schultz of the Flyers. Robinson got in all the punches. But the brawling seemed to inspire the Flyers and they came back with two unassisted goals by Gary Dornhoefer and Ross Lonsberry to tie the Cana- diens 2-2. In other games, Chicago Black Hawks downed Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1, Buffalo Sabres defeated Detroit Red Wings 2-1 and Minnesota North Stars beat California Golden Seals 7-1. Saturday it was New York Rangers 9 Vancouver Canucks 4, Toronto 7 Atlanta Flames 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 7 Califor- nia 3, Chicago 4 New York Islanders 0, Boston Bruins 5 Los Angeles Kings 2 and Minnesota North Stars 4 St. Louis Blues 2. "We stick up for each said Schultz. "That's why we're going so good. And we really get into it if Bobby's in trouble." After a scoreless first period, Montreal took a 2-0 lead in the second on goals by Chuck Lefley and Murray Wilson. Dornhoefer pulled the Flyers to within one goal with a shot from the blueline. Lonsberry's goal came after defenceman Guy Lapointe fanned on an attempted pass and the Philadelphia forward poked the puck in on the short side. Refeeederee Skov assessed 91 minutes in penalties. Hawks 4 Leafs 1 Jim Pappin scored three goals and Dennis Hull added the other as Chicago stretched its unbeaten, string Paul Henderson spoiled goalie Tony Esposito's bid for a third consecutive shutout with a goal at of the third period. Sabres 2 Red Wings 1 Rick Dudley's goal at of the third period gave Buffalo its win. Don Luce got the other Buffalo goal while Mickey Redmond scored his 33rd goal of the year for Detroit. Buster Harvey scored twice and veteran goalie Gump Worsley, appearing in his 850th NHL game, stopped 25 shots as Minnesota handed California its second straight loss under new coach Marshall Johnston. Johnston, a former member of Canada's national team, took over the coaching reins Saturday from Fred Glover after the NHL had purchased the franchise from Charles 0. Finley. Pronghorns lose twice on west coast trip VANCOUVER (Special) The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns went home winless after dropping a pair of Canada West University Men's Basketball League tuts to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds over die weekend. The host Thunderbirds glided to an easy 81-62 victory over the Pronghorns Friday night and finished off the sweep with a 90-70 win Saturday. The two losses dropped the Pronghorns into the league- cellar with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies who managed to split a pair of weekend games with the University of Caigary Dinosaurs. Both dubs share the cellar with 4-14 records which makes their final two games important ones. The Huskies and Pronghorns dash in the dabs' final games in Lethbridge next weekend. Meanwhile in Saturday's encounter, the UBC Thunderbirds jumped to a 40- 28 halftone lead and went on to defeat the Prongborns by 20 points. Mike McKay led the 'Birds with 16 points while teammate Ralph Turner chipped in with 15. Phil Letham paced the Pronghorns with 16 points while Max Zaugg and Larry Baker added 12 points apiece. The 'Birds shot a superb 47 per cent average from the field compared to the Pronghorns' 34 per cent but committed 26 turnovers to that of the Prongborns' 22. The visitors were assessed 27 of the total 39 fools called during the 40-minute game. The University of Victoria lost both weekend tilts and the defeats allow the Tbonderbirds to move into second place, bumping them from the playoffs. Victoria, in second place going into the weekend The Hammer, hammered Larry Robinson of Montreal Canadiens handles himself quite well against Dave Schultz (the Hammer) of Philadelphia Flyers. Robinson scored a clean-cut decision over Schultz when both benches emptied. Big win over Quebec club Knights dreaming of playoffs NHL scorers doubleheaders, lost 69-65 Friday night and 76-60 Saturday to the league-leading University of Alberta Golden Bears. Bears now are out of reach with 34 points while the Tbunderbirds have 24 and Victoria 18. The U of S Huskies and U of C Dinosaurs split their weekend series. The Huskies won 78-77 Friday night, but dropped an 83-77 decision Saturday. U was also announced over the weekend that the Tbunderbirds and Bears will open the best-of-three championship playoff series in Vancouver next weekend. The two clubs were to have met in a league series, but the national finals were moved op a week forcing the clubs to playoff earlier. The game next weekend will count as league games as well as a part of the playoff series. SUNDAY Philadelphia 2 at Montreal 2 Lonsberry; M. Wilson. California 1 at Minnesota 7 California-Weir: Min-. 2, Golds- worthy, O'Brien, Stanfield, Grant, Reid. Detroit 1 at Buffalo 2 Baf-. Dudley. Toronto 1 at Chicago 4 Chi- 3, Hull. SATURDAY Minnesota 4 at St. Lows 2 2, Golds- worthv, Oliver: St. Bailey. Brooks. Atlanta 2 at Toronto 7 Richard; 2, Henderson 2, Monahan, Shack, Ellis. California 3 at Piltslwrgii 7 Brad- ley, Mott; MacDonald, Lagace. Apps, Bianchin, Durbano, Scbock. Chicago 4 at NY Islanders Chicago-Mikita 2, Hull, Pappin. Boston 5 at Los Angeles 2 2, Vad- nais, Savard, Schmautz; Los. Angeles-Goring, Maloney. NY Rangers 9 at Vancouver 4 Rangers 2, MacGregor, Vicxers, Rolfe, Irvine, Stemkowski, Park; Boddy, Bordeiean, Ververgaert By GERRY SUTTON Canadian Press Staff Writer It might only be a dream, but New Jersey Knights were thinking about a World Hockey Association playoff berth after Sunday night's 10-3 win over Quebec Nordiques. "This could be the game that turns us said coach Harry Howell of the Knights. "We're back on the beam again." "This was a great game for said centre Andre Lacroix. "Quebec is one team we have to beat to get into the playoffs... as long as we keep playing this way, we can make the playoffs." However, before the Knights start printing playoff tickets, they should take another look at Quebec's roster, depleted Sunday because of injuries. Among the missing were Alain Caron, with 26 goals, and Serge Bernier, 25 goals and 36 assists. Also out of Quebec's lineup were Jean- Guy Gendron, Jean Payette and Norm Descoteauz. "They're better than they showed said Howell. "They only had two real lines and we were throwing four lines at them, simply overpowering them." In other games, Edmonton Oilers nipped Toronto Toros 3- 2 in overtime; New England Whalers beat Winnipeg Jets 3- 2 in overtime; Cleveland Crusaders downed Chicago Cougars 65: Minnesota Fighting Saints defeated Houston Aeros 6-1; .and Vancouver Blazers blanked Los Angeles Sharks 4-0. Saturday's scores were: Cleveland 5, Quebec 2; and Toronto 5, Chicago 4. Knights 10 Nordiques 3 Wayne Rivers, Mike Laugh- ton, Brian Bradley and Brian Morenz each scored two goals for the Knights, in sixth and last place in the East Division with 52 points. The Whalers lead the division with 66 points, two more than the Toros. The Nordiques bave 61, the Crusaders 59 and the Cougars 53. Andre Gaodette scored two goals for the Nordiques. Oilers 3 Toros 2 The Oilers snapped a six- game losing streak when Al played 50 to 55 his second goal of the game with two seconds remaining in a 10- minute, sudden-death overtime period The win gave the fourth- place Oilers 56 points in the West Division, three behind (be Jets, and 10 ahead of the Blazers. The Aeros lead with 73 points, 10 more than the Fighting Saints Edmonton trailed 2-1 after the second period, bat Hamilton's first goal and llth of the'season at of the final period sent the game into overtime. The Oilers outshot the Toros 47-24. Whalers 3 Jets 2 John Cunniff's second goal of the game at of sudden- death overtime gave the Wha- Native Sons earn win The Lethbridge Native Sons chalked up a hard-fought 5-3 victory over the Taber Palace Pats in a Central Alberta Junior Hockey League game staged at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre Saturday night. The Sons, who recorded victories in their final two league games, received a two- goal performance from Glen Schiebner and singles from Pie Lavorato, Joe Meli and Greg Kveder. Schiebner's two markers came in the third period and proved to be the equalizer and winner. Ted Wiest, Darcy Virostek and Marty Fritz replied for the Pats, who watched a final effort to earn a tie by pulling their netminder Stacy Marroitt in the final minute of play. The strategy back-fired when Kveder fired bis marker into the empty net. Marroitt handled 33 shots before he was pulled for an extra attacker while Sons' goaltender John Mclaughlin turned aside 25. Both clubs picked up 14 minor infractions each during th6 three periods of play. lers their win, their second in a row on the road. Bobby Hull scored his 39th goal of the year, best in the WHA, for the Jets. Centre Ron Ward, recently traded to the Crusaders, had three goals and an assist to lead Cleveland. 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