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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta TM LITHBKIDGE HIRALD Thursday, January 17, 1971 Wakely sharp for St. Louis Blues Maple Leafs stay locked in tailspin By THE CANADIAN PRESS Getting a second chance has been the Blory of Ernie Ty's hockey career since he left (he junior Winnipeg Braves in 1960. He has criss-crossed Ihc North American continent in the intervening period so many times his itinerary reads like a travelogue. Permanent layovers were few and far between. But Scotty Bowman rescued him from the airlines in 1969, installed him in the first suc- cessful three-goalie system in the National Hockey League with St. Louis Blues, and has been more or less a regular less. He earned major-league cre- dentials his first two seas but remained the other goalie behind veterans Jacques Plante and Glenn Hall. This year, with both Plante and Hall gone, the No. 1 spot was Blues got off to a slow start. Wakely started riding the bench behind a succession of goalies buckng for his job, then finally got his second chance when Al Arbour returned as St. Louis coach. Arbour started using the 31- year-old Flin Flon, Man., na- tive, and both Wakely and the Blues have been responsive while restabhshing themselves as West Division playoff con- tenders, the latest effort a 2-1 cliffliangcr over Pittsburgh Pen- guins Wednesday night. New York Rangers trounced Buffalo Sabres 5-1 Wednesday while Toronto Maple Leafs suf- fered their fifth straight loss, 5- 3, to Los Angeles Kings. In tonight's scheduled play, Minnesota North Stars visit n v WINS MIXED EVENT Lyle Davis and his Lethbridge With Davis on his rink were, left to right, Davis, third rink earned a berth in the southern Alberta mixed curling Myrna McQuarrie, second Jim McQuarrie and lead Barb final in Drumheller Feb. 17-19 with a 8-7 win over Tricky Davis. Oikawo of Picture Butre in the District 2 final Oanadrens, Philadel- t. phia Flyers are at Boston 'JR. ItZm. 1LM f Bruins, Detroit Red Wings are 9W tJHsM. m in Buffalo and Chicago Black TR_i Hawks entertain Vancouver jHE Wakely's pro stops include Winnipeg, Ottawa, Kingston, North Bay, Montreal Canadiens (for one game in each of the 1962-63 and 1968-49 mu-ir en n i n Spokane Quebec Omaha PUCK-ER POWER New York Rangers' Bruce MoeGregor, (14) tries unsuccessfully Cleveland, Quebec, Seattle and Io seore Buffalo Sabres' goalie Roger Croiier in New York Wednesday night. Houston with various degrees of Other players in the piny are, left to right, Larry Hillman (5) and Al Hamilton of the success. Sabres and Ted Irvine (27) and Bobby ROUSMOU of the Listen to the coach a big f 01 y things. I'm gaining in eonfi dence all the time. They're i 3 swell bunch of guys on UK squad and I hope I can help them to do well." Howe is the youngest playei ever to line up on the U.S. tional team. That's something his famous father never achieved. Gordie was 18 when he signed as a pro and started his fantastic 25 year career with the Red Wings. PICKED ON MERIT Team manager Hal TTumble said young Howe won his place in the squad on merit. "I know some people wil think he was chosen because he's Gordie Howe's Trum-ble said. "Don't believe it. We needed a left wing, and he was the best available. "It would be bad policy to select any player because of his name, anyway. If the other players had thought that, they would have resenttd it and the morale of the whole team would have suffered. "But they know it isn't true. The whole squad has tremendous respect for Mark." Howe has played three games for the National team. "I've seen his confidence grow with each Dad hi By GEOFFREY MILLER SAPPORO, Japan (AP) -Mark Howe, 16-year-old son o former Detroit Red Wings' star Gordie Howe, pondered over a piece of advice from dad today as he tuned up for the some i with the U.S. National hocke team. "Before I left for Japan, da told me to listen to everythin the coach said and to enjoy my Mark said. "I'm trying to do both Louis into third place in tb West race. BLUES COME ON The close-checking scoreles affair broke off in the last pe riod when the Blues surged inti a 2-0 lead on goals by Gary Sa bouriir and Garry Unger befon Bryan Hextall's screen sho spoiled Wakely's shutout a Wakely, who had blanked the Penguins 1-0 Saturday night survived four Pittsburgh power plays while his mates wen being foiled at the other end primarily by the defensive play of veteran Tim Horton. Jean Ratelle, with goals No 29 and 30, lifted his season's point total to 81 and a tie for the NHL scoring lead with Boston's Phil Esposito, as the Rangers moved within one point of Bos ton's East Division top spot. Linemates Rod Gilbert and Vic Hadfield also got into the act, Gilbert scoring once aneam, hold on for a moment and let big ambition is to be a pro hockey star like dad. But under present National Hockey League rules he cannot become a pro until he's 20. "So I plan to spend two years at he said. "After that, I hope to be a hockey pro. But I'm keeping an open mind about it. "Dad has interests in cattle, insurance and real estate, and if I find I don't like the life of a hockey pro, I'll have opportunities iin business." Back home in Detroit, Mark's mother is resigned to having both him and his elder brother Marty following in Gordie's footsteps. "It's when we get hurt she has Mark said. "Marty fractured his cheekbone in a Iwckey game just before Christmas, and then she got worried. "I had an operation on my right knee four months ago, but I'm fit and confident line continued its rapid pace Wednesday night with seven scoring points, for 218 in 46 games. Gilbert with 33 goals and Hadfield with 30 gives the unit 93 for the season and a shot at the record 140 set by Esposito's trio, that included Ken Hodge and Wayne Cashman, last season. Six of the Rangers, including Ratelle, Gilbert and Hadfield, spent six hours in the pre-dawn Wednesday in a plane at Minneapolis waiting for Hie frigid Minnesota weather to warm up so they could take off. The plane never did get off the ground and the players eventually had lo swap airlines to get back to New Yn-k in time for Wednesday's game. "Sure the guys were said Emile Francis, New York's general manager-coach who was also aboard the grounded plane after attending the NHL All-Star game Tuesday night. "But Ihcy didn't show it in the game." Francis said (here was no food ataird the plane and the players didn't get any sleep. LOS ANGELES TORONTO 1 First 1. Toronto, Ullman 17 (Sillier, Trottler) Penalty Dorev Second Period 2. Los Angeles, Lonsberry 9 (Backstrom, Flett) 3. Toronlo, Kehoe 2, 4. Los Angeles, Lemleux 10 (Wldlng, Curtis) 5. Los Angeles, Backslrom 7 (F-letl, Lonsberry) 6. Toronto, Monnhan 10 (Bsun, Ley) arid Trails the Tigers by 19. Bernie Lukowich, Ron Kennedy, Les Jackson, Lome Hen-ning and Bob Craig led the )ruins to their win in Medicine Hat. Tom Lysiak and Neil Mel-nyk replied for the tigers. STOPS 27 Medicine Hat goalie Leo Kar-chie stopped 27 shots while T e r r y Richardson made 28 saves in the New Westminster fets. The Tigers took seven of 0 penalties and the teams split two majors. A crowd of fans braved 40-below temperatures to watch re game. Regina's home-ice win was sparked by the two-goal efforts of Glen Burdon and Dennis Sob-chuk. Rick Uhrich added the other. Saskatoon marksmen were till Laing, with two goals, and jawrence Sacharuk. The Pats led 3-0 after the first leriod, but Saskatoon narrowed the lead to 3-2 after 40 minutes and ended their scoring with a power-play goal in the third. Saskatoon took five of nine minor penalties in the cleanly-played game. TAKE BREAKS In Victoria, the Cougars look advantage of loose defensive play and inconsistent goalkeep-ing to gain their lopsided win. Jim Carter led Victoria TIRE SPORT JUNIOR W L T F A Pis. Cal. Cougars 24 7 1 1U 102 S3 Red Deer U 11 0 !M 17B AS C9I. Canucks 21 14 1 193 13 Edm. 14 20 3 143 1B3 31 Lelhbrldge .15 '.I t M Drumheller 10 22 0 US 219 20 Edm. Movers e 24 2 133 1U ID NATIONAL LEAGUE ail Division W L T F A Us Boslon 31-7 1 Hi 102 n New York 31 8 7 20S 104 49 Montreal 28 U B 177 117 60 Toronto 20 18 10132 132 Detroit 20 20 7 147 152 41 Vancouver 13 26 S 112 150 31 Buffao 10 28 11 121 187 31 Weil Division Chicago 3] 10 5 152 85 67 VMnnesola 25 15 7 124 100 57 St. Louis 17 !4 7 135 154 41 California 15 55 10 142 190 40 Phila 13 24 8107 144 34 Pittsburgh 12 27 9 113 156 LEAGUE W L T F A PIS Denver 25 12 3 162 10B 53 Phoenix 22 13 5 IW J9 San Diego 20 15 d 133 12J U Portland 20 18 2 172 158 42 Sail Lake IB 70 2 129 44 38 Seallle 5 32 2 78 183 V HOCKEY SCORES National New York 5 Buffalo 1 St. Louis 2 PHIsburgn 1 Los Angeles 5 Toronto 3 American Cleveland 7 Springfield- 1 Nova Scolia A Hershey 3 Tidewater 5 Boston central Oklahoma City i Omaha A Western Portland 6 San Diego 4 Denver at Sail Lake ppd. International Port Huron 5 Dayton Parent goes step further LOS ANGELES (OP) Goal-tender Bernie Parent and his lawyer, Howard Oasper of Philadelphia, conferred Wednesday on the next step in the Toronto Maple Leaf player's negotiations with Miami Screaming Ea-ges of the fledgling World Hockey Association. Oasper said the offer made Parent, one of the National Hockey League's outstanding goattenders, would make the 26-year-old Montrealer one of the top 10 paid athletes in the world. When a hint of Parent's possible jump to the rival WHA for a five-year, contract was first heard in Toronto, Leaf president Harold Ballard advised the goalie to proceed with negotiations. Ballard said last week he would not stand in. Parent's way, or that of any other player with an opportunity to sign a contract. However, he suggested the players make gure the money is in Uie bank. Oasper said Wednesday night he represents "some 30 NHL players and all have received good, strong offers from the WHA and when I say wi into big MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. look brawl Ohio State was leading 5044 with 36 seconds to play when the brawl began. Minnesota forward Clyde Turner fouled Witte as the Buckeye tried to shoot. It was ruled a flagrant foul and Turner was ejected. Corky Taylor, Minnesota forward, said he "tried to pick Write off the floor after he had gone down following the foul. As I pulled him up, Witte spat at j 0 A Pis Esposito, B 39 42 81 Ralelle, NY 30 51 81 NY 33 34 Wayne 4 DCS AAninM 5 Eastern Syracuse 10 Long Island 3 Greensboro 6 St. Petersburg 2 New Haven 7 Roanoke 5 Saskatchewan Junior Melville 3 Eslevan 0 Prince Albert 9 Saskatoon 4 Western Canada Regina Pats 5 Saskatoon 3 New Westminister 5 Medicine Ha 2 V ctorla 12 Vancouver NY 30 38 B 20 46 66 R. Hull, C 35 27 Buf 20 32 52 Stanfield, B 12 39 51 F. Mahoviich, M 22 28 Wayne Duke, Big Ten com-nissioner, said Wednesday that urther interviews and study of films will be made before any action is taken in regard to the >asketball brawl that ended the 3hio State game at Minnesota Tuesday night. Ohio State was credited with 50-44 victory as the game was topped with 36 seconds to play when a melee among players >roke BUY m. TIDE m NflW lion nun BETTER DEALS ON GENERAL ALL PAY-OFF HALLANDALE, Fla. (AP) -Holders of 17 tickets collected record daily double payoffs of 683 csc-'u at Gulfs t r e a m Park Wednesday. Noble Duel paid in winning the first race by six lengths and Sy's Theme rewarded his backers with Wldlng Marolle Third 7. Los Angeles, Wld-ng 16 (Barrio 6. Los Angeles, Widing 17 (Pullord) None. Shots on goal ny Toronto 11 11 3S Lot Angeles 7 13 9-19 ST. LOUIS PITTSBURGH 1 F rst Period no scoring. Penal-les Hoxlall, Murphy Apps Barclay Plaser Letter, Roberto Second Period No scoring. Penal-ies Crisp Thompson home for Jonas WINNIPEG (CP) All-star quarterback Don Jonas is tak-ng up permanent residence in Winnipeg as sales manager of a downtown strong offers, I mean just that." he took the second by a Ohio State players were aken to n hospital and two of icm remained overnight for bservation. None was seriously njurcd. Athletic Directors Ed at Ihnt poinl, Taylor kneed Witle in the groin. Players from both benches streamed onto the floor, along with spectators, and a scries of fighus broke 17 (SI. Marseille. Hornunq) 2. St. Louis, Unqer'27 3. Pills-burgh, Hexlall 13 (Edestrand, Schink-el) Penalties Apps Roberto, Rupp Homung shols on goal by SI. Louis 12 11 31 Pittsburgh 7 1 of Jonas, a key j'gure in the resurgence of Winnipeg Blue Bombers last season, was announced Wednes da; ry the Charter House Hotel. TlM Charter House, AUTOMOBILE SALESMAN Progressive dealership handling complete line patent professionals 1o fill two vacancies on their small, well-trained sales Ohio Slate and Paul Giel o[ Minnesota, Herbert Rohrid, supervisor of Big Ten officials, and Duke have reviewed MEETING POSTONEI1 OTTAWA (CP) The YORK 5 BUFFALO 1 First Period 1. New York, Irvine (Selling, Rousseaul 2. New fork, Ratolle 29 (Gilbert) in Manitoba, opened in 960 under management of the Holcl Corporation of America ifhicli later changed il.s BY PROFESSIONAL, WE REFER TO A STATE OF MIND, RATHER THAN Ohio State players, Luke Witte and Mark Wagar, who lad suffered facial lacerations, vere released from University ospitals after being held over iglit for observation. Another Buckeye player, Hark Minor, was treated at the Kpltal for laceration) meeting of the Canadrnn Amateur Hockey Association, scheduled here this weekend lo make final plans for playoffs in all divisions, has been posl-XMicd for two weeks. Gordon Juckes, CAHA secretary manager, said Wedncs-lay tho postponement wns due to the air traffic Period 3. New York, Ir-na 10 (Ncllson, McGreqor) 4. Jew York, Ralelle 30 (Gilbert, Had-Icld) 5 Bullalo, Ramsay 4 Wyrozuo, O'Shea) Penalty Evans Tl.lrd Period 6. New York, Gil- crl 33 (Tkaciuk, 'LJu.lu, i.a. Hillman Park But-a o bench served by Mcchan arr Shols on goal by S ullalo .7 4-1 a iw York 15 U the Soncsla Corp. Hotel president Sam Salr said he Soncsta management con-ract now has been terminated md the hotel Is reverting to lia name. II was about 30 below zero In Vinnlpcg Wednesday, but Jonas nld he and his family would ic able to adapt to ELRICH TIRE LTD.I COMPLETE TIRE SALES SERVICE 1 403 Av. 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