Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Friday, February 53, 1973 wson scores 50th for Bi ionne By THE CANADIAN PRESS � One of the players Detroit Red Wings are counting on to put them into the National Hockey League playoffs this season is Marcel Diotuie, and the flashy little centre is not disappointing them. Dionne. who set a scoring record for rookies last season with 77 points, got all three goals Thursday night in his team's 3-3 tie with Montreal Ca-nadiens, leaders in the NHL's East Division. With the tie, the Red Wings, fifth in the East, kept pace with fourth-place Buffalo Sabres in their fight for the last playoff spot. The Sabres, four points ahead of the Wings, defeated Vancouver Canucks 3-1 while Pittsburgh Penguins edged New York Islanders 2-1 in the only other games Thursday night. One game is scheduled tonight, New York Rangers playing California Golden Seals at Oakland. Dionne, the league's outstanding rookie in the 1971-72 season, led the Detroit club in scoring with 77 points. His development as a scorer and play-maker in the latter half of last season contributed much to the club's drive. This season, except for a little misunderstanding between him and coach Johnny Wilson who thought he was "going at half speed" earlier in the schedule Local clubs hit trail The two teams featured will be the Lethbridge A.C.T. Bantam "A" Reps and the Lethbridge Midget Colts. In Bantam "B" action last night, the Rings skated to a 5-2 victory over the Eagles. Leonard Rook scored twice for the Kings while singles were made by Brent Maxwell, Ron Opyr and Geoff Cox. Kevin Hartly and Toby Good-striker replied for the Eagles. Three local minor hockey clubs will hit the provincial playoff trail on the weekend. The Lethbridge Colts will officially open their two-game total-goal series against the Fort Macleod Midget "B" squad tonight at 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Ice Centre. The two clubs will meet again Monday in Fort Macleod. The midget "A" provincial playdowns will get under way Saturday when the Lethbridge Midget Elks host Medicine Hat. The opening face-off is set for 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Ice Centre. At 5 p.m. Saturday, the Lethbridge Labor Club Bees will have their chores cut out for them as they tangle with High River in the second and final game of their two-game total-goal series. High River holds a five-goal advantage over the Bees, who suffered an 8-3 setback in High River last Friday. Action will be staged at the Civic Ice Centre. Meanwhile the Southern Alberta Midget Spud Hockey League playoffs will get undei way Sunday morning at 11 o'clock at the Henderson Ice Centre. Hockey mothers wanft auxiliary A general meeting to try and form a women's auxiliary for minor hockey will be staged next week. Depending upon interest, there will be an executive selected if enoi;gh mothers and other interested women attend the 8 p.m. gathering at Westminster School. The cost of a single membership in such a group would be fifty cents. Anyone interested is asked to call Mrs. Marilyn Blankenship at 327-7104 or Peggy Taylor at 327-0820. Dionne has continued his fine playmaking. His three goals Thursday night gave him 31 for the season, three more than his goal output last year. He is also six j League points short of equalling his points-total for last season. Meanwhile Danny Lawson, a fugitive from the National DRAG RACING GENERAL MEETING SUNDAY, FEB. 25, 7:30 P.M. CIVIC CENTRE GYM 2 For the purpose of establishing whether there Is �of-ficient interest to warrant the formation of a group to promote the sport of drag racing In Southern Alberta. 1 Right there Skip Judy Walker of the University of Lethbridge, right; shows just how much ice she wants to her third Peggy Monkin in Canada West aurling finals at the Leth-brdge Curling Club. Miss Walker and her mates dropped an 8-3 decision to the University of Alberta. where until recent times a 50-goal season was a rare happening, has reached that milestone in the new World Hockey Association. Lawson scored the winning goal Thursday night, his 50th of the season, to give Philadelphia Blazers a 6-5 victory over Ottawa Nationals in WHA action. He thus became the first player in the new professional league to score 50 goals in a season. In the only other game, Houston Aeros beat Quebec Les Nordiques 4-1. Lawson, who scored only 10 goals in 78 games with Buffalo Sabres of the NHL in the 1971-72 season, was signed by Philadelphia last July. But since joining the Blazers and playing on a line with Andre Lacroix and Don Herriman, he has blossomed into a scorer. He has had three four-goal games so far this season, Oct. 12 against Cleveland, Dec. 20 against Chicago and Feb. 13 against New England. BUFFALO 1, VANCOUVER 1 First period-1. Buffalo, Luce (13) (Schoenfeld) 4:28; 2. Vancouver, Malr (3) (Wright) SMB. Penalty - Lalonde (V) 15:24. Second period-3. Buffalo, Grafton (61 (Martin) 6:15. Penalties - Pratt (Buf) 14:14, Malr (V) 18:54, Tannahill CV), Harris (Bufl (majors) 19:13. Third period-4. Buffalo, Mickey (9) (Ramsay, Luce) 8:20. Penalties - Robert (Buf) 1:01, Kearns (V) 9:05, Wllkins (V) 11:33, Mickey (Buf), Lemieux (V) (ma|ors) 16:32, Schoenfeld (Buf) 17:11. Shots on goal by: Vancouver ........ 11 10 12-33 Buffalo ........... 9 10 12-31 PITTSBURGH 2, ISLANDERS 1 First period-1. Islanders, Cameron (15) (Spencer, Westfall) 13:11; 2. Pittsburgh, Burrows <2) (Apps, Mc-Donough) 17:11. Penalties - Miller (1) 8:26, Hextall (Pgh), Hart (1) 10:17. Second period - 3. Pittsburgh, Mc-Donough (28) (Apps, MacDonald) 8:58. Penalties - Lagace (Pgh) 12:07, Apps (Pgh) 13:00, Lefley (1) 17:15. Third period-no scoring. Penalties - Stewart (1) 3:50, Hextall 'Pgh) (minor, malor) Hart (1) (major) 6:39. Shots on goal by: Islanders ......... 6 13 4-23 Pittsburgh ... ...... 16 9 9-34 DETROIT 3, MONTREAL 3 First period-1. Montreal, Lafleur (19) (Houle, Tardlf) 4:23; 2. Detroit, Dionne 29 Redmond, Charron 15:53. Penalties .- Larose (M) 10:41, Savard (M) 15:37. Second period-3. Montreal, Roberts 11' (Richard, Lapierrior) 1:36: 4. Detroit, Dionne 30 2:46; 5 Detroit, Dionne (31) (Redmond, Delvecchlo) 7:43. Penalties - Stackhouse (D), Robinson (M). Montreal bench served by Wilson 7:22; Doak (D) 9:31, Charron (D) 16:43, Lapolnte (M) 19:20. Third period-6. Montreal, Cournoy-er (32) (F. Mahovlich) 3:16. Penalties - Redmond (Di 1:19, Larcse (M) Lefley (M), Johnston (D) 12:33. Shots on goal by: Montreal........... 8 12 11-31 Detroit ... ...... 14 16 7-37 Missed this one Marcel Dionne was thwarted in this scoring attempt Thursday evening. Montreal goalie Ken Dryden kicks this one away but Dionne still had a pretty good night a* he scored all three goals as the Red Wings and the Montreal Canadiens played to a 3-3 deadlock. Tigers nipped 5-4 Things were close CW-UAA bonspiel under ivay Three rinks undefeated this FRIDAY and SATURDAY CITIZEN BAND RADIO DEPARTMENT Featuring . . . * MOBILE and BASE SETS i LAFAYETTE RADIOS (The Quality Line) * ANTENNA SPECIALTIES ^2 CH. MICRO-MOBILE .................. 107.25 23 CH. MICRO-MOBILE.................. 149.95 23 CH. HB525F-MOBILE.................. 207.95 Walkie Talkies - Antennas - Whips - Top Mounts Trunk Mounts - Bumper Mounts Full line of Crystals en hand COME IN AND LEARN FIRST HAND, FROM THE LAFAYETTE SALES REPRESENTATIVE EL RANCH0 TEXACO SERVICE 6th AVE. AND MAYOR MAG RATH DRIVE Phone 327-5406 - XM234592 Three visiting rinks remained undefeated after first round action ceased in the Canada West University Men's and Women's curling championships staged at the Civic Centre curling rink Thursday night. The University of Calgary men's and women's teams went through the first round unscathed winning two straight games as did the University of Alberta men's representatives. All six universities in the CWUAA have one men's and one women's team participating in the three-day round-robin event which concludes Saturday night. In Thursday night's men's draws, the U of C foursome consisting of skip Ron Kelly, third Wayne Wasmam, second Bernie Cox and lead Gord Vej-prava remained undefeated by waxing the host University of Lethbridge 12-5 in eight ends and edged University of Victoria 8-5. U of A represented by skip Jack Isarnan, third Ken Hun-ka, second Lynn Kelly and lead Frank Omoe squeezed past the University of Saskatchewan 11-10 in an extra end in their first match and then whipped University of Victoria 8-5 in their second. In other men's games staged last night, the University of British Columbia dumped U of V 7-5 and the University of Saskatchewan defeated the U of L 9-5. Meanwhile on the distaff side last night, the U of C foursome remained the only women's team without a loss in two outings. Skip Shelby McKenzie led teammates third Marlene Par-geter, second Priscilla Howes and lead Diane Hartman to victories over the U of S 12-0 and UBC 5-4. In other women's games, UBC waxed U of V 10-2, U of A dumped U of L, U of V PROVINCIAL PLAYOFF GAMES (ALL SERIES ARE TWO GAMES - TOTAL GOALS) TONIGHT, FRI., FEB. 23 MIDGET 'B' SERIES - 1st GAME FORT MACLEOD MIDGETS vs LETHBRIDGE MIDGET COLTS CIVIC ICE CENTRE - 8:30 P.M. 2nd GAME-COLTS at FORT MACLEOD MONDAY, FEB. 26 - 8:30 P.M. f/1 SATURDAY, FEB. 24 MIDGET 'A' SERIES - 1st GAME MED. HAT MIDGET A's vs LETH. MIDGET 'A' ELKS CIVIC ICE CENTRE - 8:30 P.M. 2nd GAME-ELKS at MED. HAT, SUN., MAR 4th, 3:00 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. 24-BANTAM 'B' SERIES 2nd GAME - (HIGH RIVER LEADS SERIES 8-3) HIGH RIVER BANTAM B's vs LETHBRIDGE LABOR CLUB BEES HENDERSON ICE CENTRE - 5:00 P.M. COME AND ENJOY EXCITING PLAYOFF HOCKEY1 whalloped U of L 10-4 and U of S dumped U of A 8-5. Second day of action continued this morning at 10 o'clock. Pronghorns sideline Athletics The pennant-winning University of Lethbridge Prongliorns sidelined the defending champion Labor Club Athletics for the rest of the 1972-73 City Recreation Hockey League season Thursday night. The Pronghorns skated to a 6-3 comeback victory over the Athletics and captured their best-of-three semi-final playoff series in two straight games. In last night's game, the Athletics took a 1-0 first period lead and extended it to 2-0 early in the second period. Tip Pronghorns came back with two late goals in the second frame and tied the match for the final 20 minutes of play. The third period was the downfaill for the Athletics, who watched the Pronghorns out-score them 4-1. Wayne Lazarick paced the Pronghorns' attack with a hat-trick while Lloyd Yamagishi added a pair and Mike Hom-berger a singleton. Bill Christie, Duane Herbers and Don Bruchet replied for the Athletics, who served six of nine minor penalties and received the only 10-minute misconduct and game misconduct. By THE CANADIAN PRESS It was a night of close calls in the Western Canada Hockey League Thursday as Edmonton Oil Kings shaded host Brandon Wheat Kings 4-3 and Calgary Centennials out-hustied visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 5-4. Darcy Rota scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Oil Kings took a 2-1 first-period lead only to have the Wheat Kings recover 3-3 in the second before 3,309 fans. The goals were Rota's 62nd and 63rd of the season, second only to Brandon's Ron Chipperfield whose total is 66. John Rogers' second goal of the night was the winner at 4:46 of Hie third period. Robbie Neale, John Paddock and Ed Tkachyk replied for Brandon which has had. only two victories in the last 16 games. Edmonton outshot Brandon 41-29 and took four of seven minor penalties. The hockey at Calgary was head-to-head throughout the first 40 minutes of play before a scoring spree in the third period, which also featured an outstanding display of penalty-catching fisticuffs. GAME CLOSE Watched by 4,219 spectators, the teams battled through a 1-1 first period and then a scoreless second. Greg Vaydik scored for Medicine Hat in the first while Calgary's goal came from Jerry Holland, his first of two. The score was tied 2-2 until 14:22 of the third period-on goals by Mike Clarke of Calgary and Lanny McDonald of Medicine Hat-before the game became a free-for-all. Holland and Russ Wiechnik put the Centennials ahead 4-2, McDonald closed the gap to 4-3 with his second goal, John Phil-hps put Calgary ahead 5-3 and then McDonald scored goal No. 3 to close out the game with 11 seconds remaining. Phillips' goal was scored from behind the Medicine Hat net when his pass deflected into the goal off McDonald. But McDonald made amends with his third goal when Calgary de-fenceman Brian Molvik kicked the puck into his own net wnile trying to clear it. The Tigers took 14 of 22 penalties. Tonight, New Westminster Bruins visit Regina Pats, Edmonton-is at Saskatoon Blades and Brandon is at Swift Current Broncos. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR W L T F A Pts. Red Deer ... 39 12 1 3211201 79 Calgary ..... 39 13 0 364 190 78 Drumheller . . 25 2B 0 281 317 SO Edmonton .. . 22 29 1 213 268 45 The Pass ... . 22 29 0 210 261 44 Lethbridge .. 8 43 0 19) 343 76 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L T F A Pts Montreal ... 39 8 14 251 139 92 Rangers ... 40 15 5 237 147 85 Boston ..... 39 17 5 260 186 83 Buffalo ..... 32 20 9 213 165 73 Detroit..... 29 20 11 197 181 69 Toronto ..... 9 32 8 1 80 196 46 Vancouver .. 16 39 8 181 273 40 Islanders .. . 7 51 5 122 289 19 West Division W L T F A Pts Chicago .. .. 34 20 6 225 175 74 Philadelphia .. .. 29 24 9 225 214 67 Minnesota ., 27 25 8 188 178 62 St. Louis ... . 26 24 10 183 187 62 Atlanta ..... 23 27 )2 160 177 58 Pittsburgh .... 25 29 7 202 201 57 Los Angeles . 24 29 9 183 202 57 California . . J 38 14 161 258 32 LEADERS: GAP EspositO, B ........... 39 56 95 Clarke, Pha ........... 29 56 85 Mlklta, C............ 24 53 77 MacLelsh, Pha ......... 37 39 76 Hull, C............... 32 42 74 Martin, C............. 24 50 74 Orr, B............... 18 56 74 WORLD ASSOCIATION Eastern Division Cleveland .. . 36 22 2 225 179 74 New Ens..... 34 25 2 251 209 70 Phila....... 29 32 0 230 255 58 New York ... 28 33 1 245 263 57 Quebec .... 24 31 5 208 239 53 Ottawa ...... 23 36 4 220 266 50 Western Division Winnipeg ... 36 23 3 233 187 73 Houston .... 30 26 4 224 208 64 Minnesota .. . 30 28 3 204 213 63 Los Ang..... 28 28 5 210 208 61 Alberta ..... 2B 29 2 209 204 58 Chicago ..... 23 34 1 195 223 47 HOCKEY SCORES National Montreal 3 Detroit 3 Pittsburgh 2 Islanders 1 Buffalo 3 Vancouver 1 American Boston 2 Virginia 2 Western San Diego 3 Seattle 3 International Dayton 6 Toledo 2 Western Canada Edmonton 4 Brandon 3 Calgary 5 Medicine Hat 4 Manitoba Junior Sr. James 6 St. Boniface 0 Saskatchewan Junior Prince Albert 7 Saskatoon 2 Yorkton 9 Melville 6 Alberta Junior Red Deer S Drumheller I Calgary 14 Lethbrldg* 1 PARTSMEN REQUIRED! 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