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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March 1, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Competition is expected to be very keen Lee Tobin settled issue, Men are in the Brier hack this week endine western dominance FREDERICTON (CP) They're about as ready as they'll ever be here for the Ca-. nadian men's curling cham- the first time the national playoff has been held in this picturesque New Brunswick capital. Starting Sunday and winding up next Saturday, the competition will probably be the most keenly contested ever. Facilities and accom- modation, however, aren't what the Canadian Curling Association expected when it awarded the 46th cham- pionship to the city two years ago. Hotel space isn't adequate and, aside from the competing rinks, most curling fans arriv- ing here have been advised to seek accommodation outside the city. The Lady Beaver- brook Arena has been sold out for months with 300 to 400 standing-room-only tickets go- ing on sale daily to look after visitors arriving for the cham- BOBBYORH PHIL ESPOSITO Bruins, however, are having their problems Orr, Esposito are at it again BOSTON (AP) Boston Bruins are having their prob- lems in the National Hockey League race, but super stars Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr are up to their same old for the scor- ing championship.. "It's a friendly rivalry be- tween two fine, unselfish play- managing director Harry Sinden said as he sat back and watched his two stars match productions of one goal and two assists recently. For the last three decades, some NHL team has come up with two great scorers at the same time. In the 1950s, Detroit Red Wings had the top punch with Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay winning a total of six scoring championships. In the 1960s, it was Chicago Black Hawks with Stan Mikita capturing the scoring title four times and Bobby Hull three. Now, in the 1970s, the Bruins have Esposito and Orr shattering records .with their scoring. "Sure, Howe and Lindsay were great, and so were Hull and Sinden said. "However, no two players in any sport have been such a dominating force as Orr and Esposito. And, don't forget, Orr is a defenceman, the others all forwards." After playing in all of Bos- ton's first 63 games, Esposito and Orr were separated by just one point. Esposito had 110 points on 54 goals and 56 points despite a recent slump which netted him just one goal and one assist in eight games. Orr had 109 points .with 36 goals and 73 assists. "It's my job to score goals, it's expected of Esposito said. "But goals don't mean a thing if you don't win. My kick is in winning, not scoring." Orr is playing his ninth NHL Hawks are first ATLANTA (AP) Chicago's Darcy Rota said he didn't care who got the credit for the winning goal Friday night that lifted the Black Hawks to a 4-3 comeback vic: tory over. Atlanta Flames. "Their defenceman actually put it he said. Rota was initially credited with the goal at of the third period, but the official scorer changed his mind after the National Hockey League game ended, giving it to Jim Pappin instead. "Anyway, we Rota said of the triumph that mov- ed the Hawks into first place in the Smythe Division, one point ahead of the idle Van- couver Canucks. He said the shot actually was made by Atlanta's Ed Kea with help from Pappin. It was the only NHL game, an uphill struggle for the Hawks, who trailed 3-0 after the opening period. "Shots don't.mean a thing; it's chances that said Chicago coach Billy Reay. "I thought we had some ex- cellent chances in the first period, but didn't take advan- tage of them and it got us in a hole." The Hawks fell behind quickly when Eric Vail slapped a shot past goalie Tony Esposito after 31 seconds had elapsed, the quickest opening goal in Flames history. Vail added another goal, his 28th of the season, after Hilhard Graves accounted for the other Atlanta score. CHICAGO 4 ATLANTA 3 Pint period: 1. Atlanta, Vail 27 (Lyslak. Myre) 2. Atlanta, Graves 6 (Qulnn, Bennett) 3. Atlanta. Vail 28 (Lysiak) Penalties Mansry Russell Second period: 4. Chicago. Red- mond 11, 5 Chicago, Boldirev .21 (Rola) 6. Chicago. Boldirev 22 (Fallen, Redmond) Penalties Quinn Magnuson Third period: 7. Chicago, Pappin 31 (Rota. Boldirev) Penalties None. Shot! on goal by Chicago 9 10 Allsnla 7 10 10-27 Attendance We Have the Machines and Parts to Complete All Phases of Engine Rebuilding or Repairing! Crankshaft regrinding Cylinder boring Magna fluxing Cylinder head remanufacluring Micro welding "Authorized Wisconsin Dealer" CUSTOM ENGINE PARTS LTD. 1605 MAN. Sulk PINM32MU1 season although he won't be 27 until March 20. Esposito, acquired from Chicago in a trade after the 1967 season, became a 35-goal scorer in his first year in Boston. He has gone on to become one of the most prolific scorers in .NHL history, although just turned 32. He has won the scoring championship in five of the last six seasons. The only break was in 1970, when he was edged out by Orr. "Without a doubt, Esposito is the greatest scorer who ever played Sinden said. "Big and durable, he does a lot more than just score, too. He takes a regular turn, centres on the power play, kills penalties, everything. He's just an all-around great hockey player." Orr has won more NHL any other player in history. "It's hard to come up with new adjectives to describe Sinden said. "He's just fantastic. You think you've seen him do everything possi- ble on skates and then he com- es up with something even more spectacular. "He's a tremendous leader and, like Esposito, not greedy or self-centred. "No one should overlook his defensive ability, though. He leads the entire league in the plus and minus goals ratio- goals scored by us when he's on the ice and goals scored by opponents when he's out there. "The last time I looked Bobby had a score of plus 48. Players closest to him were in the plus 30s. That tells an aw- ful lot in this game." ACT WINS 8-2 Ken Sucharski, Bill Ponech and Myron Ell all scored two goals apiece as AGT defeated York Hotel 8-2 in an Industrial Hockey League contest. Jack Taylor and Reg Masudal also scored for the winners. Don Chapman and John Lorenr replied for the York. pionship. Doug Etter, general chairman at the cham- pionship, played down reports that there aren't enough rooms to go around. "We have been telling some people we don't have rooms for the simple reason we haven't got'tickets for them so there's not much sense com- ing." Etter said 310 rooms had been booked for the sponsor, Macdonald Tobacco Inc., and the Canadian Curling Associa- tion had another 200 to 300 rooms set aside. "We thought we were going to get another 100 rooms on the hotel (Lord Beaverbrook) but that didn't transpire due to the economy and high interest rates." Meantime, most of the rinks have arrived for the start of the championship which begins Sunday to accom- modate the extra draw made necessary by the addition of Don Twa's Northwest Territories entry. Several rinks are highly re- garded, including Harvey Ma- zinkc of Regina who skipped his Saskatchewan four to the 1973 title. Mazinke defeated 1974 provincial champion Larry McGrath to get here but is ex- pected to get keen opposition from Jim Ursel's veteran St. Lambert, Que., crew and Uiose skipped by Winnipeg's Rod Hunter and young Tom Reed of Alberta who got by St. Lambert clubmate Hec Ger- vais, the 1974 Canadian cham- pion, in the zone playoffs. Other provincial champions here include: Dr. Alex Scott, a general practitioner in Kingston who won in Ontario; Bill Tetley of Thunder Bay, a veteran of .national cham- pionships from Northern On- tario; John Clark's two-time New Brunswick champs from Fredericton; Prince Edward Island's John Fortier who, after several championship appearances as lead or second, has his own Charlottetown group. Then there are Bob Cole, the veteran Newfoundland skip from St. John's, Frank Beutle of Penticton whose previous experience as a third for former British Columbia champion Lyle Dagg stands him in good stead, and Dick Boyce of Nova Scotia. Minor hockey David Anderson scored five times Friday to pace the Braves to a 10-1 triumph over the Flames in Pee Wee hockey action. Richard Sera and Murray Johnson, with two each, and Alan Tajiri accounted for the other Brave goals while Barry Ferguson had the lone Flame marker. In other Pee Wee action, David Kaminski earned a hat trick as the Penguins bested the Bisons by an 8-5 count. Darren Lukasiewich and Mitch Malchow added two goals apiece for the winners while Darcy Kaminski scored the other marker. Brian Ferguson, Don Tanaguchi, Jeff Moltz, Allan Glowach, and Kenon Hiraga had the Bison goals. Four players scored two goals each as the Blues dumped the Flyers 4-2 in another Pee Wee encounter. Michael Gibson and Doug Shostak accounted for the Blues' goals while Robbie Nonomura scored twice in a losing cause. In an exhibition tilt at Card- ston, the Bantam B Blazers of Lethbridge upended Cardston Reps 9-3. Andy Kessler, Robert Wood and Bill Rab all scored twice for the winners while single efforts came from Allen Clampitl, Barry Weintraub, and Scott Parenteau. MONCTON, N.B. (CP) Lee Tobin decided a long time ago that slaying young was more a matter of keeping fit than age. The young Montreal grand- mother put her preaching to work Friday in a performance that won Quebec its first-ever Canadian women's curling championship. Her crisp play-calling and shotmaking shocked Western Canada supremacy in a sudden-death playoff with Saskatchewan, beating Marj Mitchell's Hegina foursome 7- 5 and ending the Prairie province's dominance of the title that began in 1969. "I've got the girls to thank for said Mrs. Tobin after her last-rock takeout of the counting Saskatchewan rock in the 10th end nailed down the victory. "When I got discouraged during the season they were always there to pick me up." The Quebec win was also the first by an Eastern Canada entry since a rink skipped by Moncton's Mabel Deware turned the trick in 1962. The sudden-death playoff Friday morning developed when both rinks finished the ninedraw, round-robin cham- pionship in a first-place tie with 7-2 won-loss records. The Montreal rink rallied to take the lead in the sixth end when Miss Mitchell, a 26-year- old social worker, attempted a last-rock draw to a Quebec stone sitting on the outside of the 12-foot ring. The delivery came up narrow and her stone nudged the Quebec rock farther into the house to steal the end. Mrs. Tobin took command in the eighth, counting two for a 7-5 lead and hung on despite a token effort by the young Saskatchewan skip to win on tactics. Miss Mitchell intentionally blanked the ninth end to retain last rock in the final end.' In her own efforts to keep the house clean and hold the Saskatchewan rink to a single, Mrs. Tobin found two of her own rocks facing the Western Canada rink with only skip rocks remaining. She and Miss Mitchell ex- changed take-out shots, then, with Saskatchewan holding shot rock, Miss Tobin's final shot punched it out of the house and ensured a Quebec win. Miss Mitchell had been qui- etly confident throughout the week that her rink would come up with the big shots when they were needed. They, did, but it wasn't good enough to offset the superb shooting ol Mrs. Tobin and her third, Marilyn McNeil. "They were really shooting good, real admitted Little League Baseball Assoc. ANNUAL MEETING Thursday, March p.m. Lidwi TkMtra CMMIc Curtnl Sdml Anyone interested In administration, coaching, managing, umpiring In our 50 team program Is urged to attend. NOW IS THE TIME to Purchaso Your 10 SPEED Bikes such as: COM, Raleigh, Sekine Apollo, Jeunet and Peugot 23" Blkis Set up and serviced with klckstand. AS LOW AS 10995 BERT A MACS CYCLE LTD. PhOfM 327-3221 913- 3rd Avt. South the Saskatchewan leader. "1 there today. I was closer to 75. bet Lee and Marilyn got 80 to That's usually good enough to 85 per cent of their shots out win." SHE TENDS -TO BE BEAUTIFUL EVERY Dave Kingman becomes a Met THE ASSOICATED PRESS New York Mets needed home-run punch and San Francisco Giants needed money. Both teams got what they needed Friday when the Mets purchased slugger Dave King- man from the Giants for an estimated The Giants, who once de- manded a Met pitcher for their inconsistent slugger, settled for cash this time because of their problems at the gate. The Giants have been one of the poorest draw- ing teams in baseball of late. Kingman had publicly asked to be traded, since he. wasn't playing regularly with the Gi- ants. The rangy infielder-out- fielder hit .223 in 121 games last season, but connected for 18 home runs and had 55 runs batted in. His best seasons came in 1972 and 1973, when he hit 29 and 24 home runs, respec- tively, while playing part- time. Those years included some tape-measure shots in- dicative of his ferocious power. But he also struck out a lot, indicative of his incon- sistency. It was at this 'time that the Giants requested southpaw Jon Matlack from the Mets in return for Kingman's ser- vices. The Mets offered them pitcher Jerry Koosman, but' the Giants turned down the proposed deal. Cleveland Indians and Chi- cago Cubs also were involved in a deal Friday. The Indians traded right-handed relief pitcher Milt Wilcox to the Cubs for left-handed reliever Dave LaRoche and minor league outfielder Brock Davis. 1 Elsewhere, Baltimore Orioles signed pitchers Ross Grimsley, Wayne Garland and Doyle Alexander and in- fielders Doug DeCinces and Taylor Duncan- Montreal Expos said that left-handed pitcher Dave McNally and outfielder Rich Coggins remain unsigned. Ex- pos general manager Jim Fanning said he has had daily talks with both players who were obtained in a winter trade from Baltimore. Tire and Auto Centre Front End Alignment 9 98 We will scientifically check and adjust caster, camber and toe-in. Also completely safety check all front end parts. 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