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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Closing in on third spot Leafs continue to surprise By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Staff Writer Jacques Plante won't be 42 until Jan. 17, but the way he has been playing recently every day's a birthday for Toronto Maple Leafs. The 16-year veteran of Nar tional Hockey League wars blanked Minnesota North Stars 2-0 in the only Tuesday night game, lifting the Leafs within five points of third-place Montreal Canaidiens in the East Division. It was Toronto's 11th win in 12 starts, the lone blemish being a 6-3 setback at Bloomington, Minn., to the North Stars Christmas Day. During that span, Plante and Bruce Gamble have shared five shutouts, allowing only 15 goals while the surprising Leafs have struck for 57. But there's little doubt when he's on the ice, Plante is the leader-shouting instructions, rebuking errant defencemen, clearing and even passing pucks up the ice to team-mates in the clear, checking opposition skaters who come within reach of his stick. Tuesday night's game at TRICKY TROTTER - Six foot seven Inch Joe Cunningham is one of the many stars of the famed Harlem Globetrotters who bring their laugh-a-minute basketball and all-star variety show to Lethbridge's Exhibition Pavilion Thursday, January 21. Tickets are on sale at Doug's Music and Sports in downtown Lethbridge. Globetrotters live up to name ' The famed Harlem Globetrotters, who've been wowing audiences the world over with their amazing bag of basketball tricks for 44 years now, will pay the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion a visit Thursday night, January 21. And for the Globetrotters their upcoming tour of Western Canada will be another stop in their travels that have taken them from Lethbridge to Leningrad. This year marks the Globetrotters' 45th year of operation, and during that time they have played over 10,000 games in 87 countries. They opened the current season last month before a sellout crowd of nearly 20,000 at New York's Madison Square Garden which pushed their popularity at the gate to a fantastic 67 million fans. The team, purchased three years ago from the estate of the late club founder, Abe Sap-erstcin, for $4 million, is expected to once again smash attendance records this year. General manager George Gil-let calls this year's edition of court wizards the best yet. "We've made some changes, kept some of the old but still highly-popular gags, and come up with what we feel is the best family show in the business," says Gillot. The Globetrotters have always appealed to both young and old alike, and this year they've invaded the television cartoon business. Their animated Saturday morning show on the CBS network is rated No. 1, averaging 50 pw cent of the market or 18 million viewers each week. They'll face the New York Nationals in their Lethbridge appearance with the pre-game and half-time variety show headed by some of the most talented people in show business. That includes Eddy Seifert, considered the world's foremost acrobatic contortionist, T u f f y Truesdale and his 455-pound wrestling bear, Victor, balancing and juggling acts and other entertaining attractions. Tickets are on sale at Doug's Music and Sports. Kingi win twice WEYBURN, Sask. (CP) -Lethbridge Sugar Kings of the Alberta Junior Hockey League took two straight games from Weybum Red Wings of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League when they beat the Red Wings 5-2 Tuesday night. The Sugar Kings shut out Weyburn 3-0 in the first game of the two-game exhibition series Monday night. Lanny McDonald was the leading force for the Sugar Kings scoring three goals, two in the final period. Don Southern and Fraser Robertson got the other Lethbridge goals. Boyd Anderson and Bob Kennedy were the marksmen for the Red Wings. The score was tied' 1-1 after the first period and 2-2 after the second before Lethbridge fired in three unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes. Weyburn took 11 minors, four majors and one game misconduct. The Sugar Kings were assessed seven minors, four majors and two game misconducts. Lethbridge outshot Weyburn 45-28 before 350 fans. Meanwhile in Edmonton, Mel Gushattey scored two goals for Edmonton Movers while his team was shorthanded but they could only manage a 5-5 tie with Edmonton Maple Leafs Tuesday night in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first and maintained the deadlock at 2-2 after the second. Bob Cutler also scored two goals for the Movers and Gord Gamble scored once. Craig Styles, Les Drewicki, Gary Kokolski, Rick Nornden and Dale Bowler scored for the Maple Leafs. Goalie Brian Rimmer made 34 saves for the Movers and Rene Alain stopped 27 for the Maple Leafs. The Movers took six of nine minors. Shaw receives rookie award NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Dennis Shaw of Buffalo Bills, shunned before the season started by the more widely-publicized Terry Bradshaw and Mike Phipps, was named Offensive Rookie of the Year in the National Football League Tuesday by The Associated Press. Shaw, who completed 55.5 per cent of his passes for 2,507 yards in a rookie performance that surpassed Joe Namath's, edged Dallas' Super Bowl-bound running back, Duane Thomas, in the balloting encompassing both the American and National conferences. Shaw received 21 votes to 15 for Thomas, the leading NFC vote-getter in the over-all balloting. Third was Oakland tight end Ray Chester with 13 votes from a special panel of sports writers and broadcasters. .Wtdneiday, January �, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD - H Bloomington, which reversed the Christmas Day setback, was just such a night for the Sha-winigan, Que., native as he did everything except score in his efforts to keep his team-mates aroused in an otherwise lacklustre game. MacMILLAN GETS WINNER Rookie Billy MacMillan's first-period goal proved the winner, and Plante closed the door, turning aside 29 Minnesota shots while another NHL veteran, Gump Worsley, also turned in a superlative effort in the North Stars goal. The same two clubs go at it again tonight in Toronto. In other games, Vancouver Canucks visit Montreal Cana-diens, Los Angeles Kings are at Chicago Black Hawks, California GoMen Seals entertain St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins are in Philadelphia against the Flyers. Toronto coach John McLellan had some personal ideas about why the lethargic Leafs who opened the season are so hep on winning of late. He traces it back to their 7-2 loss to Punch Imlach's Buffalo Sabres Nov. 18 in Maple Leaf Gardens. NOBODY'S SORRY "From then we started to realize that nobody feels sorry for you in this game," the amiable Toronto coach said after the Minnesota game. "And you can't feel sorry for yourself. "You just have to work yourself out of a slump." McLellan, in his second year behind the Leaf bench after replacing Imlach, said the Leafs had cause to want Tuesday night's victory. "We had beaten them (Minnesota) only once this year. That was an exhibition game. So we need to make this up by winning the back-to-back games." Leafs have proved they like to get revenge. Ask Imlach, whose Sabres have been beaten 2-0 and 4-2 since their successful Gardens debut. TORONTO 1 MINNESOTA 0 First Period - 1. Toronto, MacMII-Ian 13 (Keon, Dorey) 5:42. Penalty-Grant 17:1B. Second Period - No scoring. Penalties - Baun 3:58, McKenny 9:30, Grant 14:07. Third Period - 2. Toronto, Ellis * (Ullman, Henderson) 13:17. Penalty- Dorey 17:18. Shots on goal by Toronto ........ I 7 II-M Minnesota ........ 14 12 J-2� Attendance - 12,195. Jackson may still return OTTAWA (CP) - The return of quarterback Russ Jackson to Canadian professional football continues to be a live issue with a series of probes by British Columbia Lions in recent days. Jackson, principal of a high school here, retired in 1969 after leading Ottawa Rough Riders for 12 years, completing his tour with a Grey Cup victory. He was named the best player in the league for the third time and the outstanding player of the championship game. It was generally thought his career was ended until several weeks ago when reports started that the Lions were offering him $100,000 to play again. Tuesday, Ottawa general-manager Frank Clair said his club has heard from the Lions twice in four days about a deal and that it would probably come to a head following the annual coaches convention in Houston Jan. 12-15. He said Parker telephoned him Friday and that B.C. president Ian Barclay telephoned David Loeb, owner of the Rough Riders, Monday. Clair was scarce with details of the discussions thus far, but did concede that one name halfback, Jim Young of the Lions, was a constant factor in all discussions. Canada's stand the same Nothing new develops LONDON (CP) - Nothing that would affect Canada's controversial position in international amateur hockey developed Tuesday night at a meeting of an eligibility committee of the International Olympic Committee. The committee was holding one of a long series of talkfests that will continue for some weeks here and on the Continent. Its recommendations will be filtered through an executive board and to the IOC itself. Best information after the Tuesday meeHng was that it did not come to grips with the question of Canada wanting to use professionals or reinstated professionals in international competition. It apparently was not even mentioned. So the situation seems to remain the same with Canada: the International Ice Hockey Federation would let it play some professionals but IOC President Avery Brundage has scared them off by threatening Olympic disbarment of any hockey team playing against one tainted with professionalism. John F. (Bunny) Ahearne, head of the HHF, said after the Tuesday night meeting that Canada Is definitely out of the 1971 HHF tournament is no news to Cana d i a n s - and "probably" could be out of the 1972 Olympics in hockey. NEED PURE TEAM Bunny was as delphic as usual but apparently meant that, if one or another of the 16 qualifiers for 1972 fell out, Canada could move in by fielding a simon-pure team and dropping into a low class. As for the 1976 Games, Bunny said that "at the moment" it looked as though the qualifiers would have to be all-amateur under the rigid Olympic code. Lord Killanin, an IOC vice-president and member of the eligibility group meeting here, told a reporter that "we are asking ourselves whether we should alter the rules a little, not to open them, but to try to find a common denominator." The loquacious Bunny, in a three-way interview, chimed in: "We're trying to decide, will the payment of a certain amount of money disqualify a person from the (Olympic) Games. "My proposal, but before the meeting, is that Uierc should be a limited payment allowed." SO AMOUNT SET Ahearne said he did not specify an amount. Lord Killanin, asked about this, said: "I would say it's unlikely." HIGA'S MEN'S �hI BOYS' WEAR GIGANTIC JANUARY STARTS TOMORROW! SUITS GROUP 1 REG. TO $120 GROUP 2 REG. TO 89.50 601 *401 s20 GROUP 3 i G. 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