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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tony Esposito earns an assist Bruins, Hawks increase their leads Mday, January 19, 1*71 - THE lETHMIDQE HERALD - f By IAN MbcLAINE Canadian Press Staff Writer Tony Esposito scored half as many points Thursday night as he did in the entire 1969-70 Na-tioMl Hockey League campaign, but it's unlikely he'll ever be much of a scoring threat to brother Phil. Tony, 27, is the goal tending half of the Esposito brothers from Sault ste. Marie, Ont. who turned in another sterling effort, stopping 32 shots as his Chicago Black Hawks trimmed Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1. He picked up an assist on the Hawks' final goal of the game, by Doug Mohns, It was his first point of the season. Last year, when he swept the Vezina Trophy and Calder Memorial Tro- phy as the league's outstanding Katie and rookie respectively, had two assists while recording a record 15 shutouts. Phil, 28, also picked up an assist Thursday, his 49th of the season, as his Boston Bruins drubbed Philadelphia Flyers 6-2. Phil, who also has 44 goals, appears well on the way to rewriting the league's scoring records for a single season with 30 garnet to play. At his current pace, Esposi-to's own 126 points is threatened along with the season goal-scoring mark of 88, by Chicago's Bobby Hull, and the assist record of 87, held by a Boston team-mate, defenceman Bobby Orr. In the only other scheduled ANDY CAPP North title to Pearce Pilling, Gross win BANFF, Alta. (CP) - Four of the eight rinks in the A division of the southern Alberta senior curling championships today are Calgary entries. The 8 a.m. draw today featured Westy Westmore of Calgary against Slim, Otterson of Calgary, Bill Allen of Olds against Dave Spence of Banff, Bill Gross of Lethbridge against Lyle Lebbert of Cal- gary and Garth Pilling of Lethbridge meeting Art Davis of Calgary. In the opening round Thursday, Westmore beat Harry Hudson of Lethbridge, Otterson shaded Ralph Jackson of Calgary, Allen beat Felix Leew of Calgary and Spence downed John Davis of Fort Macleod. Gross defeated Nick Wolfe of Lethbridge, Lebbert dumped Short sport HOG AN UPSET MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - Patti Hogan of LaJolla. Calif., stomped off the court in anger Thursday after losing a close battle to Margaret Court of Australia in the women's quarter-finals of the Victorian tennis championships. ? ? ? FINAL BRIEFING SUNDAY RED DEER (CP) - The 208 athletes who will represent Alberta at the Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon next month will hold a final briefing with coaches and administrators here Sunday, it was announced Thursday night. ? * * OPERATE ON HAND BUENOS AIRES (AP) -Heavyweight Oscar (Ringo) Bona vena of Argentina underwent an operation Thursday which might force him to postpone his fight with former heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson in April in New York. Bonavena's doctor, Roberto Pa-ladino. said the operation on a dislocated bone in the fighter's left hand was not serious, but it will not allow him to fight for at least three months. ? * * LAVER WINS AGAIN NEW YORK (AP) - Rod La-ver won his seventh straight match in the $210,000 Te n n i s Champions Classic with a comeback 3-6. 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 victory ever Arthur Ashe Thursday night in Madison Square Garden. The victory in the $10,000 winner-take-all match gave the 32-year - old southpaw from Australia a 7-0 record in the Classic and upped his winnings to $70,000. * * * SET SOCCER MATCHES MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican national amateur soccer team will play Cuba, Bermuda and Canada in the elimination round for the 1972 Olympics in M u n i c h. The Mexican Football Federation announced Thursday that the games will be held May 9 in Cuba, May 16 in Bermuda and May 23 in Canada. ? ? * HAYMAN TO RETIRE TORONTO (CP) - Law Hay-man said Thursday he plans to retire from his post as president of Toronto Argonauts in another two years and now is looking for a general manager to run the Canadian Footb a 11 League club. Argos are the only CFL team without a manager. * ? * FIVE TIED FOR FIRST MARACAIBO, Venemel (CP-AP) - Will Homenuik of Winnipeg shot a tbree-under-par 69 Thursday to join four other players in a five - way tie for first place after the first round of the Maracaibo international open golf tournament. Jack Nodwell of Calgary, Pill ing beat Ralph Dickieson of Calgary and Davis edged Bill Alexander of Banff in an extra end. No scores were available for the opening round of the 32-rink playoff. Meanwhile Stu Pearce of the Edmonton Crestwood Club defeated Walt Sharplin of the Edmonton Granite Club 9-8 Thursday night to win the northern Alberta senior curling title and a berth in the provincial final. Pearce came from behind in the A-B final after being considered out of contention early in the match. Sharplin broke a 2-2 dead lock with three on the third end and stole two on the fourth to go ahead 7-2. Pearce replied with three on the fifth and stole singles on the next three ends to gain the lead. Sharplin then got one on the ninth but Pearce made an open hit on the 10th for the victory. The Alberta final is scheduled for Edmonton Feb. 9-10. Del Mclntyre, the favorite before the 16-rink modified double-knockout playoffs began Tuesday, lost out to Cliff Fender earlier Thursday and then lost 9-8 to Sharplin in the B final. Counts shines for Suns By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For years, Mel Counts sat in Wilt Chamberlain's shadow at Los Angeles. But now he's letting the sun shine in with Phoenix. The steely seven-footer scored 29 points to lead Phoenix Suns over Los Angeles Lakers and Chamberlain 118-112 in the National Basketball Association Thursday night. Counts was picked up by Phoenix after last season to add more rebounds and scoring power to Suns' front line. In an abbreviated NBA schedule Thursday night, Seattle Su-perSonics defeated Buffalo Braves 120-110 in the only other game. Phoenix broke open a tight game towards the end of the third quarter to move into an 11-point lead. Then the Lakers scored 12 straight points to grab an 86-85 lead at the end of three quarters. But the Lakers' suddenly were ice-cold from the floor at the start of the fourth quarter and couldn't score a field goal for more than five minutes. The Suns took advantage behind Counts' points and rebounds to take a lead they never relinquished. Clem Haskins contributed 21 points and Connie Hawkins added 19 to the Phoenix cause. Jerry West lead Los Angeles with 27 points and Chamberlain had 24. Dick Snyder powered Seattle over Buffalo with a career high 35 points. The SuperSonics built a 66-58 half time lead before the Braves went ahead twice in the third period by four points. Colts grab Frith in sixth round NEW YORK (CP) - Ken Frith, a defensive end with Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League the last two seasons, was picked by Baltimore Colts Thursday in the sixth round of the National Football League's college draft. Frith, 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, quit college at Northeast Louisiana in 1969 to join the CFL team and his class graduated this year, making him eligible for the draft. He-was the CFL's leading fumble-return man in 1970, picking up five opposition fumbles. JUNIOR 'A' HOCKEY LETHBRIDGE ARENA SATURDAY, JAN. 30th-8.30 p.m. LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS vs EDMONTON MAPLE LEAFS Tha draw for tho N.H.I, gam* in Oakland will bo b�-rw�*n tha ascend and third period. ADMISSION PRICES ADULTS S1.2S - STUDENTS .75* with cards ? CHILDMN 25* Spills force cancellation - A CERVINIA, Italy (AP) series of new spills, one of them seriously injuring a British nobleman, forced cancellation of trials Thursday for the world four-man bobsled champion ships. The most serious smashup occurred near the end of the 1,540-metre which already has claimed one death and a num ber of injuries. The sled, driven by Britain1. Prince Michael of Kent, over turned as it came out of the great labyrinth heading toward the fastest sector of the icy chute. Three members of the crew fell out but the prince was caught with both legs inside and his body hanging out. He was dragged 300 metres. He was taken to Aosta Hospital where doctors said he suffered shock and cuts on the face, head and left elbow. The prince, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, was eliminated from competition. One of the other crewinem bers suffered a gashed nose but the other two were unhurt. Organizers said they were forced to call off the second heat of the trials because of developing cracks. The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sun day. Wade Whitney of Keene Val ley, N.Y., injured his elbow when his sled banged against the wall on the final stretch. Doctors said he' definitely will be out of competition. Dimidru Focseneanu, brake man on the Romanian sled, fell off on the final curve and suffered body bruises. He also eliminated. game, Detroit goaltender Roy Edwards showed some of his old form but his Red Wing team-mates were unable to capitalise and had to settle for a 1-1 tie with St. Louis Blues. In other developments, Montreal Canadiens got rid of a disgruntled Fran Huck, sending the Regina-born centre to St. Louis in exchange for the Blues' second-round pick in the 1971 amateur draft and other considerations, Huck, 25, left the Canadiens* American League farm club, Montreal Voyageurs, earlier this month and asked the parent team to trade him if they couldn't use him. In six games' with the Canadiens this year, the former Canadian Nationals star had one goal and two assists. With the Voyageurs he picked up 12 goals and assisted on 16 in 31 games. HAWKS PAD LEAD At Chicago, goals by Eric Nesterenko, Jim Pappin and Mohns in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie as the Black Hawks padded their West Division lead over runner-up St. Louis to 15 points. The Bruins, who have had problems capitalizing on opponents' penalties in recent games, finally put it all together in the second period of their game. Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield scored 78 seconds apart, Stanfield's coming with the Flyers a man short, as the Bruins broke open a 1-1 tie with three goals before the period ended. Hodge, who tallied only 25 goals all last season, scored again in the third period, giving him 31 on the season and moving him well on the way toward equalling his previous season high of 45 goals, set two years ago. Bruins' Don Marcotte scored* while team-mate Ted Green was sitting out a minor infraction in the third period. It was the 15th time this season Boston has scored while killing off a penalty, a single-season record. Their 14th equalled the previous mark set by Chicago in 198445. HANDLE SCORING Rene LeClerc for Detroit, in the first period, and Frank St. Marseille early in the second did all the scoring in Detroit. But it was a moral victory for the Red Wings who had not been able to pick up a point in their three previous meetings this year with St. Louis. Edwards who suffered a hair-line skull fracture against these same Blues the last time they met and was sidelined until recently, had his best game in almost three months. It has been 20 games since a Detroit goaltender has allowed the opposition just one goal and the point moved the Red Wings to within one point of Vancouver Canucks, fifth in the East. is DEA SENT DOWN DETROIT (AP) - Veteran left wing Billy Dea, 37, has been sent from Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League to Fort Worth Wings of the Central Hockey League, subject to im mediate recall. CANT BEAR TO IOOK-Linesman Will ord Norris looks oway from collision between Philadelphio Flyers' Larry Hillman (3) and Dallas Smith of the Boston Bruins. Joe Watson takes a peek at the action from the penalty box where he is serving a lO-minute misconduct. Bruins won the National League game 6-2. �OSTON i PHILADELPHIA t First Period - 1. Boston. Grwn 4 (Hodge, Cashman) 11:27. Penalties - Peters fM, Stanfield 13:35. Lesuk 16:08. Second Period - 5. Philadelphia, Peters 3 (Hughes) 7:34; 3. Boston, Hodge 30 (Orr, Stanfield) 11:53; 4. Boston, Stanfield 19 (Esposito, Orn 13:11; 5. Boston, Bucyk � (Green, Awrey) 11:0). Penalties - Clarke 5:42, Sanderson 8:09, Watson 11:20, Watson misconduct 13:23, Awrey 14:57. Third Period - 6. Philadelphia, Kelly V. 9:16; 7. Boston, Hodge 31 (Ft. Smith, Cashman) 10:14; t. Boston, Marcottt 12 (D. Smith, Westfall) 13:04. Penalties - Green 12:01, Hughes 14:37. Shots on goal by Boston.............H 14 9-41 Philadelphia ......... * 9 1J-11 Attendance-14,994. DETROIT 1 ST. LOUIS 1 First Period - 1. Detroit. LeClerc 4 (Unger, Webster) 16:51 Panamas- Selby 5.-17, Brown 10:12, Sutherland, 15:05. Second Period - 2. St. Louis, St. Marseille, 10 (Lorentz, Arbour) 0.-39. Penalties - Barclay Plager 2:31. Bergman 12:41. Third Period - None. Penalties - Brown, 6:11, St. Marseille 6:1*. Shots on goal by St. Loult............ 4 9 t-U Detroit.............11 11 S-21 Attendance-13,244. CHICAGO 4 PITTSBURGH 1 First Period - 1. Chicago, Maloney 11 (Stapleton, Pappin) 1:21. Penalties -Labre 5:54, Magnuson 10:17. Second Period -2. Pittsburgh, Pro-novost 12 (Woytowlch, Apps) 1:21. Penalties - Maloney 0:14, Hextall 10:30, White 15:18. Third Period - 3. Chicago, Nester. enko 6 (Angottl. Mohns) 4:15; 4. Chi-cago, Pappin 10 (Stapleton') 5:47; 5. Chicago, Mohns 4 (Nesterenko, Esposito) 17:31. Penalties - None. Shots on goal by Pittsburgh..........is 9 14-11 Chicago ............M 11 �-� Attendance-14,666. Boys action plentiful Chinooks host Regina Wilma Winter's University of Lethbridge Chinooks will hit the floor four times in the next five days as they host four Western Canada Inter - Collegiate Women's Basketball League games. Tonight the girls will entertain the University of Saskatchewan, of Regina, Cougarettes and will meet them again Saturday night. After a day's rest the Chinooks suit up Monday and Tuesday nights for encounters against the University of Saskatchewan, of Saskatoon, Hus-kiettes. Currently the Chinooks sit in sixth place in the eight team league, but can alter the standings tremendously with a four game sweep which would put the Chinooks in third spot. Wilma feels her club can come up with victories against the Cougarettes but was a little hesitant to a n s w e r when questioned about a victory over the Huskiettes. All games will be played at the Civic Sports Centre set for 8 p.m. Meanwhile the Southern Alberta "A" Boys Basketball Conference is in full swing tonight Unofficial win for Andersson MONTE CARLO (Renter) -Ove Andersson of Sweden and David Stone of Britain, driving a French Alpine Renault, won the 40th Monte Carlo Rally today, unofficial results showed. It was Alpine's first outright victory in the rally and the first French success since Citroen won in 1966 in the hotly contested decision in which the British BMC Minis were dis qualified for having illegal lights. The Alpines also won the team prize. WRESTLING EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MONDAY, FEB. 1 - 8.30 p.m. KILLER BUOOY AUSTIN v� IMILE DUPM SWEETAN and FELLER vs HAYES end BASIC GIRLS RETURN - IETTY NICCOLI vs JEAN ANTONE ABDULLAH v* MARCHUK - 3 Mar* Bis Bouts Admission $2.00, $1.50. Box Office opens 7 p.m. Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING en OLH-TV as all six teams will see action. The LCI Rams will host the league leading Raymond Comets while the Catholic Central Cougars will travel to Magrath and the Cardston Cougars will suit up in Medicine Hat. The Comets have yet to lose a game this year in league play but were beaten once by the Rams in the LCI Invitational tourney. In their last Rams were hand- Hamilton three-up PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Bob Hamilton shot a six-under-par 66 to take a three-stroke lead into the second round of a PGA veterans' tournament here Thursday. Hamilton, who won the Professional Golfers' Association title in 1944, took the first-round lead in the $40,000 PGA Mercury Seniors tournament, establishing a record for the newly-revamped east course at the PGA's National Golf Club. Behind him at 69 were Tommy Bolt and Marty Furgol. Dale Grieve was fourth at 70 and Harry Williams Jr. followed at 71. The 72-hole tournament is for PGA members who have reached their 50th birthday. score a vic- ed the short end of the and will be gunning for ., tory in the three game rubber. The Magrath Zeniths hold down second place in the six team league and will have a little edge over the CCHS Cougars. In their last meeting the Zeniths came up with a narrow victory but will have the edge due to the injury of Roger Rei-lander, the tall lanky Cougar centre. In Medicine Hat the Cardston Club should control the show but an upset may be possible. The Hat club has yet to gain a win this season and as the schedule passes the midway mark the Hat will be giving it all they got. All games are slated for * p.m. with a preliminary B Boy* game on tap at 6:30. SIGN FULLBACK MONTREAL (CP) - Montreal Alouettes of the Eastern Football Conference announced today the signing of Bill Mas-sey, a 22-year-old fullback from the University of Hawaii. MECHANIC WANTED WITH HEAVY DUTY PAPERS Must bt> capable of worklrtf en own initiative) BOX 29, CAYLEY, ALBIRTA GLASS Our Installation Experts Can Look After Every Requirement!  TRACTOR CABS  PICTURE WINDOWS  AUTO GLASS  TAME TOPS  PLEXIGLASS  WINDOW GLASS FREE ESTIMATES! Cor. 5th Avenue, 4th Street S. Phone 327-1511 JOHNNY BOWER ls fining *o the Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner Saturday, Feb. 6th - Tickets Available at: Boyer's, Marcel's and Art Williams Wonderful World of Travel ;