Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Flyers come to life after meeting Sabres escape basement on Crozier's goaltending By UN MaeLAINE Canadian Staff Writer For someone already func- tromng on fewer body than originally prescribed for the human body, Roger Crozler tag ID amazing capacity lor ib- t o r b 1 n g pouoded, too, by playing behind one of the National Hockey League's more-inept blueline corps. The fMlleader from Brace- bridge, Out., wae at his best Thuriday night in Buffalo Sabres' 1-0 cHffhanger with Vancouver Canucks while Phila- delphia Flyen surprised Chi- cago Black Hawks 3-2 in the only other scheduled game. Tonight's only encounter has New York Rangers vistUni Oik- land's California Golden While the Stores were man- aging to maintain a pace it least equal to the other lowly East Division contenders early in the tenon, Punch Imlach was never at a loss to explain why hta weren't kat ta the dhrfeta rieptbi. "Tbere tao't any doubt about it, we're getoog the got in the league and we': not taking advantage of it, laid the general manager coach, now resting in a Buffal hospital following a heart attack earlier this month. SNEAKY Pat Stapleton (12) of Chicago Black Hawks reaches In to grab the Idle puck 01 teommale Dennis Hull (10) and Lew Morrison (8) of the Philadelphia Flyers have a standoff. The Flyers edged the Hawks 3-2 in Philly Thursday night. Host Movers, Maple Leafs Sugar Kings at home this weekend The Lethbridge Sugar Kings are finally accustomed to their Dew surroundings and will host two important Alberta Junior 'Hockey League games at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre on the weekend. Since the Kings nave moved Into their new home, they have come up with some of their best games this season. The only disappointing loss In the new arena was a 10-1 decision to the Calgary Ca- nucks Jan. 4, 1972. Since then, the Kings have tnly lost two tight encounters and earned one victory. to their last outing in the new arena, the Kings suffered a heart breaking 3-2 sudden- death overtime loss to the T e a g u e-leading Calgary Cou- gars. If the Kings can play hockey like they did against the Cou- gars Tuesday night, the Visit- ing Edmonton Movers and the Edmonton Maple Leafs will be in trouble. The Kings will host the Movers Saturday night and the Maple Leafs Sunday afternoon. Saturday's game is slated for p.m. while Sunday's en- counter is set for 2 p.m. The Kings are currently five points back of the fourth place Leafs and two victories would come in handy. Meanwhile in Edmonton the Movers blew a two goal lead and lost 4-2 to Drumbeller Fal- cons Thursday night. Minor hockey The host Milk River Beavers trampled the Lethbridge Stam- peders 9-0 behind Lloyd Scham- ber's big seven goal perform- ance in exhibition action. Schamber tallied twice in the first period and added four un- answered goals in the second along with a single in the third for a brilliant individual outing. Don Jeffers and Robert Har- aga aided with singletons in the one-sided affair. Mike Craig came up with three goals and paced the Can- A INSTALL RISTOCRAT WOOD WINDOW UNITS IN YOUR HOME These are Made Locally to Suit Your Size and Style! Free Estimates! LETHBRIDGE Cer. 5th Ave. and 4th St. S. Phora 327.158) ucks to a 5-3 victory over the Penguins. Gary Tokariuk and Allan Gep- neris chipped hi with a goal apiece while Bradley Dorren, Cam Jarvie and Mark Ully replied for the Penguins. In Bantam "B" action Thurs- day night, the Ramblers blank- ed the Cougars 54. Frank Zasadny, Tim Gross, Terry McNeely, Randy Service and Pat McCune tallied a goal each for the winners. Don Henderson and Dave Slrovyak potted in three goals each and gave the Eskimos a 9-1 win over the Royals in Mid- get action last night. Ron Austring chipped in with two goals while Paul K o 1 k added one. Brian Anderson averted the shutout with the Royals' tone third period marker. Native Sons edge Hamia The Y's Men's Native Sons travelled to Hanna and came home with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over the Hanna Junior "B" Ambassador's in exhibition hockey play Tuesday might. Fred Hoffarth paced the local dub with his third consecutive hat-trick while Miles Shaw and Ken Klinkhammer added sin- gles. In 16 exhibition games this season, the Native Sons have earned six victories', one tie and nine losses and have repre- sented Lelhbridge with a high standard of good conduct. During the last six games the Native Sons have taken only 16 minutes in penalties. The Movers 2-0 toad In the first came on goals from Brian Houston and Dave Bell. Grant Pushie's unassisted tally with less than two minutes remain- ing narrowed the gap to 2-1. Pushie and Ken Nelson scor- ed second period goals for the Falcons to give them a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Don Simituk notched Drum- heller's final goa] in the third period. Meanwhile Dennis Ormstead of Calgary Canucks has taken a six-point lead in the Alberta Junior Hockey League scoring race. Olmstead collected elgh points in two games last week to become the fourth different leader in as many weeks. He has 58 points on 28 goals am 30 assists. Statistics released Thurs- day covering games up to and including Sunday show Mark Lomenda, also of the Canucks and Terry Wittchekn of Ret Deer Butlers bat week's leader teed for second place with 52 points. Dale Lewis of Red Deer Is third with 50 points, one more than Rick Alexander of league- leading Calgary Cougars. Ken Dodd of Lethbridge Sugar Kings, who leads the league in assists with 31, Is fifth with 47 points. Olmstead and Lomeuda share the goal- scoring lead with 28 each. Gray Graham of the Cougars is the leading goaltender with a 3.13 goals against average, only slightly ahead of Graham Parsons of (he Rustlers who has a 3.19 average. Jim Stewart of Edmonton Maple Leafs is the most pen- alized player with 104 minutes. Drumheller players Don Kirk, Harold Graham and Rod Cox have 99, 98, and 97 minutes re- spectively. Lethbridge Is the most penal- ized team with 760 minutes in 30 games, three minutes more than Red Deer. ieOttlNO LIADIKS OlmltMd, Canucks Lomenda, Canucks WIHcrien, Red Dter Lewis, Red Deer Alexander, Cousari Dwd, Lethbridge Eloschuk. Canucks -Indskog, Red Deer -ogan. Cougars Wallls, Rid G Pit 21 X IS 21 14 Si 25 27 52 21 29 SO 20 2V 49 16 31 iJ 19 2t 45 13 30 43 12 30 a K K 40 Crazier, IroufcM thnofhoat his NHL eveer by stomach problems, had Uf (all bfcddtr removed after the 1970-71 sea- son. This year be hn performed miraculously behind a porous defence hit bard with injuries. Jack Gordon upset MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Min- nesota North Stars coach Jack Gordon said Thursday he if un happy with the manner in which Billy Reay, coach of the West in the National Hockey League All-Star game, filled out bis squad. Reay, bead coach of the Chi cago Black Hawks, picked centres Pit Martin of Chicago and Bobby Clarke of Philadel- phia and bypassed the North Stars' Murray Oliver to draw UK ire of Gordon. The other move Gordon disa- grees with is the chosing of Keith Magnuson of Chicago as a defenceman over Tom Reid of Minnesota. "There's no way Magnuson has played all-star calibre hockey this Gordon said. "I can't really fault his selection of Martin, but Oliver belonged on that team." Gordon said it is not right that the Black Hawks have nine players on the West team. "Picking so many of his own players gives Reay a psycholog- ical advantage for the rest of the season Gordon maintained. "He can ray, 'All right, I picked you, now you owe something extra to GAME TUESDAY The All-Star game will be pkyed at Metropolitan Sports Centre Tuesday. Gordon, whose team trails the Black Hawks by 12 points, Mid he is convinced that the ioual selections, after the origi- nal balloting by the Professional Hockey Association, should be taken away from the All-Star coach and given to an NHL committee. According to Gordon, Reay was to call him for consultation on some possible additions from Minnesota. "I never got the Gordon said. The Norm Stars have four players on the West team: goalie Gump Worsley, defence- man Ted Harris and Doug Mohns and winger Bill Gold- sworthy. Hoop tourney Saturday OOALDALE (HNS) The 18th annual junior high school rasketball tournament, spon- sored by the Coaldale-McNally Alberta Teachers Association sports committee, will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, in the Kate Andrews High School. The first game is scheduled or p.m. Other games are slated for every hour thereaft- r. The girls' final is to be at :30 p.m. and the boy's final game will be at p.m. Boys and girls teams from R. I. Baker, McNaHy and St. Joseph's will be participating in the tou-narnent. His (MBMivfag acrabaticf Kainst the Canucta, particu- larly in the We stops will three big saves off Vancouver Dale Tallin, esrned the praise of losing coach Hal Uycoe. The Vancouver coach, wht neaping faint praise also on big own netminder, Dune Wilson who allowed only Don Luce first period goal to get pas avowed the 160-pound Crozier "was as good as he's ever been in his life." was interim Bu falo coach Joe Crozier's inter pretation. "I can't say enough about him. And don't forget, the other fellow played very well, too, he added of Wilson who faced 3 shots. The win made it two stralgh for the Sabres, their longest vi tory string of the year, an vaulted them into sixth place the division standings, one poin ahead of last-place Vancouver. HAWKS BLOW LEAD The Black Hawks, meanwhile blew a 2-1 lead when Simon Nolet and Bill Lcsuk cracke through the usually formidab' Chicago defences to beat goa tender Gary Smith in the thir period. Lesuk's 12-footer at winner, held up behind the 28 save performance of goaltendi Bruce Gamble and marked onl the fourth time in the club four-year history it has beaten the Black Hawks, leaders In th West. They bad lost 17 and tied five in previous meetings. In Montreal, the Canadien. are prepping for their meetin Saturday night with Boston Bruins, losers of only two o then- last 30 games while taking command of the East race. The Bruins opened a four point lead on New York this week, but the fact the Bosto club is apparently at its sea son's peak doesn't disturb Mon real coach Scotty Bowman. "It's not all that Bow man remarked in convincing fashion Thursday. "We have bur more games with them ant that's eight points. HA VETO WIN "We just have to go out mere and win the he added. The Montrealeri third in the East, own two victories over Boston this year, 5-2 and 3-2. But Bowman admits the Jruins weren't flying then am only hopes Wednesday night' 1-0 win over Toronto Map] leafs with two seconds remain ing in the game will serve as psychological lift to his club. Another factor in Canaddens favor is that they have not tos at home In 21 games this sea son, winning 18 and tying toe other three. The Leafs go Into the second ;ame of their extended seven lame road trip with bigh-scor ing Paul Henderson ailing. BUFFALO 1 VANCOUVER I First Period I. Buffalo, Luce Lawson, HomlHon) Evans Palement Second Period No scoring. Pen allies Schelli Sltwtrt Hamilton Lorentz Bodd Third Period No scoring. Ptnal lo None. shots on or Vancouver...........13 f n Buffalo .._........11 II 11-J PHILADELPHIA I CHICAGO I First Period 1. Philadelphia, Cle- ment 5 (Morrison, Walton) 2 Chicago, R. Hull 34 (Mlkl, Martin Penalties Van Impi Martin Second Period 3. Chicago, Korol (Stapleton, Martin) Ptnaltle 2: li, Mori- on Third Period 4. Philadelphia, No- el 15 (Kelly, Clerke) 5. Phlla elphla, Lesuk 7 (MacSweyn, John on) Penillles Slapleton Lesuk Magnuson Clemen Shots on goal by Ihlcago 1 11 'hlUdelphli........ t I 11-J2 WANTED! JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN INTERESTED IN OPERATING HIS OWN BUSINESS Please Call 327-8274 evenings! AUTOMOBILE SALESMAN Progressive dealership handling complete line of Ford cars and trucks, invitet applications from com- petent professionals to fill two vacancies on their small, well-trained soles force. 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It was the first loss of (he season for the Bottlers and it broke a four game winning streak since the start of the In last night's encounter, the Miner's Library slammed in three unanswered goals in the first period and added the rest in the final 20 minutes to earn the win. Bob Balazs chipped In with two markers in the Miners win while Jerry Heck, Garry Schmidt and Brim Murkin add- ed singles. Neil Kristjanson replied with two goals for the Bottlers while Garry PaskusM notched a sin- gleton. Only five minor penalties were called in the clean play- ed affair, with the Bottlers pick- ing up three. Mixed playdown goes Saturday Seven rinks are in the play- down for the District 2 mixed curling championship which gets under way at the Letb- bridge Curling Club Saturday morning at 11. The winner of Hie Lethbridge event will advance to the south final in Drumheller, Feb. 17-19. On the first draw Saturday Woodie Anderson of Magrath mete Bob Lagler of Lethbridge, Slug Nakagawa of Magrath plays Lyle Davis of Lethbridge, ind Lawrence Lennon tangles with Tricky Oikawa of Picture Butte. At 2 p.m. Jack Gorrle oti he city meets the winner of the Lennon-Oikawa match. Vancouver, B.C., feE during her performance. Referring to i report by CBC sports announcer Tom McKw that he had been asked to delete from television film certain por- tions of Miss Magnussen's per- formance Sunday, Allan said: "I don't know McKee and don't know who the people wen be mentioned." He said the press "can do great disservice by taking things like this out of context European papers will pick up information on Canadian 'skaters and European judges may become, not biased, but in- fluenced." Allan, in Trenton with the eastern-based Olympic team members en route to Comox, B.C., with the Canadian Armed Forces, discussed Magnussen'i skating. "She has had to make sure she doesn't peak herself too he said. "The skaters will be facing in a relatively short time the Olympic and world competition. If they peak now they may not be capable of it later." Allan said Miss Magnussen's third-place finish in the 1971 world championship automati- cally qualified her as a member of Canada's Winter Olympics team for the Games in Sapporo, Japan. Miss Magnussen's skating routine in London, Allan said, is the same one she will be doing at Sapporo and Is "better and more difficult than she was doing last year." Locals win at Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Special) Members of the Henderson Lake Golf Club shot a total of 521 Thursday to win the District 6 championship of the Desert Inn International Gold Cup golf tournament at the Desert Inn Country Club. A total of 10 teams, from var- ious parts of Canada took part in ttie competition. The Lethbridge Country Club was second, 12 strokes back of the victorious Lake crew. 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