Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
JO , THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, February 24, 1973 - uins for the lowly California dub eals sting Rangers with victory By THE CANADIAN PRESS The lowly California Golden Seals couldn't have picked a better time to snap a 1-J-game winless streak as far as Boston Bruins are concerned. The Seals, doormats in the National Hockey League's West-em Division, got two goals from Ivan Boldirev Friday night as they nipped New York Rangers 5-3. The loss for the Blueshirts left them only two points ahead of the surging Bruins who play Los Angeles Kings tonight at Los Angeles. The Rangers are idle until Sunday when they entertain Minnesota North Stars. Boldirev, who has been injured much of the season, scored his eighth and ninth goals of the campaign and will have to stay healthy if he hopes to match the 16 goals he scored last year in lus first full NHL campaign which was split between the Bruins and the Seals. The Yugoslav-bom centre, who played for Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A league, scored the first goal of the game and the third for the Seals at 12:29 of the second period. Less than three minutes later he set up Morris Mott for what proved to be the winner. Walt McKechnie's deflection of a Bob Stewart drive also came in the second period against New York netminder Gilles Villemure who managed It was simply matter of inches SUDBURY, Ont. (CP) - For British Columbia and skip Roy Stone of Trail, three inches was the difference between winning and losing the ninth Canadian seniors curling championship Friday. For Dr. Bill McTavish of Winnipeg, i t meant a 9-8 playoff victory and Manitoba's second title since the competition for curlers at least 50 years of age began in 19G5. And on the sidelines was the Northern Ontario foursome, skipped by Ralph Smith of No-randa, Que., which appeared certain to win after taking its first six games in the 11-rink, round-robin tournament. The 56-year-old Winnipeg physician, with the most curling experience in the championship, stole the winning point against B.C. on the 10th end. Manitoba was lying shot with Stone's fmal rock to come. His shot was almost perfect to draw beside the Manitoba stone, but carommed off and fell three inches away. "It was tough to lose on the last rock like that but somebody has to be a loser," said Stone, 58. Manitoba and B.C., both losers to Northern Ontario in earlier rounds, advanced to the playoff with victories in the 11th draw Friday morning. Dr. McTavish whipped Gord Bauld aim of Halifax 12-5 and Stone trounced Bob Cruikshank of Red Deer, Alta., 12-4, with the winning rinks each scoring a five-ender. Ed Rhodes of Brampton, Ont., knocked Northern Ontario out of first with a 10-7 triumph, thanks to a three-ender on an extra end. "This was one of the toughest games we have been in," Dr. McTavish said. "When you get down to the final two skip rocks there certainly isn't much to choose between the two rinks. ... We were fortunate to get into the final when we defeated Ontario in the 10th round 8-7 on an extra end." Dr. McTavish--with third Norm McLean, 52, second John McLean, 55, and lead Harry Sulkers, 53-wound up with nine wins and two defeats. B.C. was 8-3. Dr. McTavish, with four sons, one of whom skipped Manitoba's entry in the Canadian schoolboy championship last year, competed in the 1950 Canadian men's tournament at Vancouver and tied for second. Manitoba started the playoff by scoring one on each of the first two ends and was ahead 3-1 at the end of four. Stone changed to a draw game in the fifth which gave him a three-ender and a 4-3 lead. 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Johnson had the can tied to him some weeks back because the Bruins, last year's league and Stanely Cup champions, were floundering like a fish out of water. Humors persist that it was a near players revolt, led by Yo". might say that it only happens on a club that has a number of high-salaried players. I doubt it. Reports from Atlanta, mind you, would lead one to believe such is the case. Jacques Richard, Atlanta Flames' number one draft pick, last year, has apparently walked out on tlie club and has returned to Toronto. Boom Boom Geoffrion says Take the plight of Leth-bridge Earl Ingarfield, coach of the New York Islanders. He told me himself this past summer that he bad been offered the coaching job but had said no. "I want to get my feet wet in scouting. Then, say in three or four years, if the job is offered to me, I will have an idea of who some of my players are," he said. Yet here he sits with a club Even Fred Shero of Philadelphia Flyers, whose club is a playoff contender; is unhappy. Shero explains that you have to stretch the truth. Pamper the players if need be. "Sometimes I wish I could tell the truth," says 'Shero". Names names. But I have to build up these guys the best I can. I have to get the best out of what they have to give, ? 1 The comparison, while it may be true, is a poor one. How many managers do you know in business, make less than the major nucleus of their employees? In business, this is bad. In hockey, especially today with the demand for players so great, this is the rule rather than the exception. Where will it all end? Club owners say "you can't fire a bunch of players". Perhaps Vic Stasiuk, an- Expansion has given the authority to the players. They rule the roost. The once respected job of coach has be- Pliil Esposito, that led to Johnson's quick good-bye. Johnson, in an attempt to reprimand the high-scoring centre, was disgraced by Esposito and his future became very shaky. Esposito's verbal attack on Johnson, which Esposito says was blow: way out of proportion, is only one of a number of so-called minor instances that have the fraternity of coaches talking to themselves. he sent Richard home because he was homesick. Then in another breath he says "I benched him against the Toronto Maple Leafs because of sloppy play. If I have to baby Slim, he'll never team." Reports later In the day said Richard is simply suffering the flu. He is back in Atlanta ready to play and all is well. that has won just seven games all season. There is no end to his misfortunes in sight. Since taking over the club, the situation has worsened. So much so that just this past week Ingarfield was led to say that his club was in very poor condition. He went on to say that he couldn't play for them. They had to do the job on their own. A task, they have, thus far, failed miserably at. even if it isn't much. If I name names, they go into a sulk and things get worse." In short, there's not much difference between modern coaching and today's middle manager trying to get some decent work out of am employee. The average athlete is like the average worker," states Shero. "He's lazy. If he's not pushed, he'll give the minimum, and that's all. other Lethbridgeite coaching the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL, summed it up best when he was relieved of duties as coach of the Flyers. "How can you reprimand a player for being wrong. If you bench him, who takes his place? Expansion clubs don't have the luxury of a talented bench. Besides, they know the sere. They are the best you're going to get. They even make more money than the coach." come tarnished. And for the life of me, I can't forsee any changes in the immediate future. to get in front of only two of five shots. I Winger Craig Patrick tallied the other goal for California on a breakaway with 1:29 left in the contest. Jean Ratelle picked up a goal and an assist for New York to move into the league's top 10 sewers. The leading Ranger scorer now has 32 goals and 41 assists for 73 points. Bobby Rousseau enabled the losers to escape with a 1-1 tie at the end of the first period and Glen Sather made it �-2 in the second. Gilles Meloche had another busy night in the Seals nets, stopping 34 of the 37 shots the Rangers fired at him while Villemure blocked only 18. In other games tonight, Vancouver Canucks meet the Cana-diens at Montreal; St. Louis Blues play the Maple Leafs at Toronto; Detroit Red Wings tackle the North Stars at Minnesota and Pittsburgh Penguins visit Chicago Black Hawks, the leaders in the West. The Bruins are nine points behind the Canadians in the East but defenceman Bobby On- said Friday that the club still entertains hopes of catching Montreal. "We're not out of the first-place picture by any means," he said after a team workout. "In fact that's what we're aiming for. "We'll just have to keep pecking away." The Bruins have won four of five on their long western road trip and eight of nine since Bep Guidolin took over the coaching reins from Tom Johnston. Guidolin named rookie Ross Brooks to start in the nets against the Kings. Brooks is unbeaten in 10 games in his first NHL season that was interrupted by a broken collarbone. CALIFORNIA 5, NY RANGERS 1 First Period-1. California, Boldirev 8 (McAneeley, M. Johnson) 6:49; 2. Rangers, Rousseau 7 (Ratelle, Rolfe) 13:45. Penalty - Stewart 4:23. Second Period - 3. California, Mc-Kechnie 14 (Stewart, Patrick) 1:14; 4. Rangers, Sather 11 (Selling, Rousseau) 6:28; S. California, Boldirev 9 (R. Smith 12:29) 6 California Mott 4 (Graves, Boldirev) 15:10. Penalties - Leach 9:34, Tkaczuk 11:30. Third Period - 7. Rangers, Ratelle 32 (Sather, Selling) 11:09; 8. California, Patrick 16 (J. Johnston) 18:31. Penalties - J. Johnston 2:11, McAneeley 5:25, Stewart, minor, malor, Vlckers NY 19:00. Shots on goal by Rangers..........1J 10 14-37 "........... � 5 �-M J332SM7 PROVINCIAL PLAYOFF GAMES (ALL SERIES ARE TWO GAMES - TOTAL GOALS) SATURDAY, FEB. 24-BANTAM 'B' SERIES 2nd CAME - (HIGH RIVER LEADS SERIES 8-3) HIGH RIVER BANTAM B's vs LETHBRIDGE LABOR CLUB BEES HENDERSON ICE CENTRE - 5:00 P.M. SATURDAY, FEB. 24-MIDGET 'A' SERIES 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. SPUD LEAGUE PLAYOFF GAME LETH. A.C.T. BANTAM 'A' REPS v� LETHBRIDGE MIDGET COLTS SUN., FEB. 25-11 A.M. HENDERSON Other Coming Games - A.C.T. at MED. HAT-MAR. 3 MED. HAT at A.C.T.-MAR. 10 MED. HAT at WARRIORS-MAR. 10 WARRIORS at MED. HAT-MAR. 18 MED. HAT at MARLANOS-MAR. 10 COME AND ENJOY EXCITING PLAYOFF HOCKEYI Learning early Randy Mcintosh, left, and Sheina Hughes have been taking "karate for six months and both are becoming very adept at their sport. Miss Hughes is nine and lives in Ray. mond. In a recent tournament she was second in fighting and third in form. Mcintosh, an eight-year old, was first in both categories in his division. Both fight in Pee) Wee ranks and boih will be in action March 10. Karate tournament set, will draw large entry California Bulldogs defeat Trotters Winston Churchill Bulldogs continued their dominance in the Southwest Conference Boys' Basketball League as they defeated the Taber Trotters 59-54 for their twelfth win of the season Friday night. The Bulldogs held onto their first place status by extending their league record to 12 wins and one loss. Milk River Comets rest in second place with a 11-2 reo ord. In last night's game, Taber took a 13-10 lead after the first quarter but the Bulldogs came to take a 32-23 lead into the dressing room at half-time. The Bulldogs increased their lead to 45-36 after the third quarter but the Trotters camie back to even the sccre midway through the final stanza. The Trotters' bid fell short though as the Bulldogs regained their composure and pulled away for the victory. Kim Woolf led the Bulldogs with 16 points while Jack Chym-boryk added 13. Cyril Patson and Ken Nak-ama chipped in with 10 points apiece. Kendon Bennett led the Trotters with 19 points while Robin Hansen and Robert Shaw hooped 17 and 13 points res^ pectively. In boys' junior varsity action, the Taber Runners dropped the Winston Churchill Mastiffs 57 54. Blair Orr doesn't know ex-" actly how many competitors will be taking part in his planned March 10 karate tournament. All he knows is that "the calibre of competition will be first-class." Orr, a Canadian karate champion himself, has lined up a one-day karate event that is expected to be the biggest ever staged locally. Competitors from Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Taber, Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek, Vulcan, Champion, Raymond and Cardston are certain entires. Also expected are entries from possibly Vancouver as well as a number of United States karate belt holders. The action is slated to be held at the Lethbridge Community College. Elimination start at 11 with' the � i n a 1 main events set for a seven o'clock start. Orr has 10 schools of karate in southern Alberta and has qualified instructors at each one. "There won't be any poor entries or stragglers," he says. "Each competitor will represent a recognized school or will himself or herself, be a qualified instructor." Orr estimates he has 300 students in his schools in south Alberta, 20 of which are gals. "We're getting more and more girls taking karate all the time," On" added. The idea of self-defence is one reason why so many people are taking karate but the sport is also a very good means of conditioning. As well, one can climb the ladder of belts achieving a particular goal. There are seven colors of belts in karate. There is white, as well as a second degree white, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and black. In Orr's system there aire 12 degrees of black belt. Orr is a fourth degree black belt. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Montreal . Rangers Boston ... Buffalo .., Detroit ... Toronto .. Vancouver Islanders . W 39 40 16 39 17 32 20 T F A Pts 14 251 139 92 5 240 152 85 5 260 186 83 9 213 165 73 29 20 11 197 181 69 .. 19 32 8 180 196 46 . .. 16 39 8 181 273 40 7 51 5 122 289 19 West Division W L T F A Pts . . 34 20 6 225 175 74 29 24 9 225 214 67 27 25 8 188 178 62 26 24 10 183 187 62 23 27 12 160 177 58 25 29 7 202 3)1 57 24 29 9 183 202 57 10 38 14 166 261 34 Chicago ... Philadelphia Minnesota . St. Louis ... 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