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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta thurtdoy. March 4, 1971 _ THE IETK6RIDGE HEWUO ODDS-MAKER SEES CLOSE FIGHT Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder of Las Vegas mulls over the possible outcome of Monday's Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali heavyweight title fight. The odds-maker, who attended the pre-fight physical in Madison Square Garden Wednesday, insists the fight is a "pick 'em" bet. Snyder describes fight asaupick-6em" encounter NEW YOEK (AP) -Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder, the unofficial odds-maker for Uie United States, insists the Joe Frazier Muhammad Ali heavyweight title fight Monday night is a "pick 'em" book makers have made Frazier a 7-to-5 favorite. "I called it an even fight from the beginning, and still think it the dapper public relations man from Las Vegas Chinooks two in a The U of L Chinooks made cut the lead to two with two straight as they second of (he night but the the Labor Club 6-3 in third Club couldn't come Kscreation Hockey Le a g u LeGrandeur finally closed semi-final meeting last the scoring during the last The Labor Club picked of play. five semi-final series but find themselves t r a i 1 i n g 2-1 after thiee games and faced with a do or die situation. card more loss would eliminate the Labor Club from further action. Meanwhile in the semi-final series between Basil's and the M and K Generals, the Saints find Taber in a comfortable 2-0 lead need only one more victory Department of Youth clinch a spot in the the Alberta Boxing Asso- In last night's contest will co sponsor an Legrandeur opened the boxing officials' clinic with his first of two goals and Saturday at the Ta- ing the contest at the Recreation Complex. Reg- mark of the first period is 7 p.m. Friday at ing the Chinooks to cany a Complex. lead into the Osland of Edmonton, Fifty-two seconds into the officiated at the Canada ond period Lome Gray Games, will be the in- the match but watched it and the clinic is open en once again as Tim all persons over the age of and Keith MacDonald who are interested in acting for the Chinooks. Don amateur boxing officials and closed out the second scoring with his club slill top amateur boxing card ing by a one goal be held Saturday evening Dennib Allen increased conjunction with the officials lead to three in the stages of the final frame as at eight o'clock in connected at the and Civic Centre, the houts are to draw boxers from IT'S HERE Calgary and the Crows-nest Pass. Ten bouts in all are THE NEW tap. Tickets may be obtained from YAMAHA member of the Taber Boxing Club or at the door action night K iff in the third lound of Alberta midget C hockey 1 he hndiiro style for excellence. This 125 class bike is scheduled for the performance features Ice Centre Friday night ed only by its beauty. The powerhouse Midget C Mill gine is complemented by other outstanding qualities such as biqger and brlq on Carstaus in the first game of a two game, total- head lamp and tail I scries with Ihe second fix- separate speedometer billed for Carstairs Sun- tachometer, and instant mary kick Pee Wee action last night An IT1? h.p. machine with Bears came up with good 5 spcod game and dumped the See the eomplple 1971 Yomaha Line Available 4-1. The Bears led 1-0 after the first and 2-1 after ,the second before they blasted in two unanswered third period XiTtX CYCLE Coutts paced the Bears he tallied twice while Terry Located 1 1 Undor and Vince Pethcridge added singles. p. Calhoun averted the with a second period said today. "It's the people who have turned the odds in Frazier's favor. "Frankly, the fight to me appears so close that I would be afraid to bet a plugged dime on it. "It is strength against strength. Ali normally eats up smaller, bore-in fighters like Frazier. On the other hand, Frazier prefers a dancing, jabbing, back-pedalling target like Ali. Snyder said he doubts the multi-million-dollar spectacle, which has aroused world-wide interest, will be a big betting show. The Greek said the betting has been subdued by two fac- economic cut-back and considerable doubts. BIG GAMBLERS GONE "There are no big gamblers any big bettors such as they had in the he added. "I suppose the biggest betting fights were thosa between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney, because passions ran so high. "The second Max Schmel- ing-Joe Louis bout was an- other. That's where I made my debut. I bet on Louis and won ?500." Snyder said a bettor would have to assume that the fight is strictly on the square. He attended Wednesday's physi- cal examination of both fight- ers at Madison Square Gar- den. Frazier, wearing a heavy beard, predicted he would stop Ali inside 10 rounds. Ah' promised it would be "no con- test." Then both returned to their to Phil- adelphia and Ali to continue workouts until they come back Saturday. Vauxliall triumphs The pennant winning Vaux- hall B and H Shell of the Taber Commercial Basketball League added the play-off champion- ship trophy to their collec- tion as they dumped the Taber Blues 99-77 last night. B and R Shell went undefeat- ed throughout the league season as they picked up the league title with a 10-0 record and the play-off championship with wo wins and no losses. The victory also entitled the Vauxliall club to take part in the Alberta Intermediate Mens championship finals next week- end. In last nights contest Bill Persley paced the B and R Shell with 29 big points while John Beckering added 23 more. For the Taber Blues Bruce Christenson matched Persley's oulput with 29 points. At half time tire Vauxhall squad held a 40-38 lead which they never relinquished. SIGNS WITH ARGOS TORONTO (CP) George Wells, a defensive end from New Mexico Slate, has signed a one-year contract willi Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Foot- Ball League. Detroit castoff setting hot pace MacGregor seems to like his new By IAN1 MacLAINE Canadian Press Sports Writer Bruce MacGregor is discover- ing, with a measure of satisfac- tion, Uiat a good housecleaning never hurt where dollars and cents are concerned. Swept aside in an upheaval that has dogged the Detroit Red Wing organization this year, the 29-year-old Edmonton winger appears happy in New York's Madison Square Garden. Currently one of the hottest shooters in the National Hockey League, MacGregor scored three goals and assisted on two others Wednesday night while pacing New York Rangers to an 8-1 win over the visiting Califor- nia Golden Seals. In other games-, Toronto Maple Leafs needed three goals in the final 20 minutes to dump Vancouver Canucks and even their year's series at three games apiece, Jean Pronovost's two goals sparked Pittsburgh Penguins to an upset 4-0 win over Montreal Canadiens, Chi- cago Black Hawks drubbed St. Louis Blues 5-1, and Buffalo Sabres played a 3-3 tie with Los Angeles Kings. Tonight, Vancouver moves into Montreal, California visits Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers entertain Detroit. MacGregor, originally disen- Should have stayed in bed PITTSBURGH (AP) Nick Harbaruk had a bad day Wednesday. In warmup practice in the morning, the Pittsburgh Pen- guin right winger was struck on the back of the head with a puck. Three stitches. In pre-game practice before the Na- tional Hockey League game, he caught another puck, on the forehead. Four stitches. At of the second period of the game, the 27-year-old Harbaruk was struck above the left-eye by a rising shot off the stick of Montreal's Guy Lapointe. Fourteen stitches in that cut. "I'll have to try to remem- ber if I've had other bad March Harbaruk said. chanted by the trade in another Detroit reject this sea-i The five-point nights by the'Wil-on unl Ros.me Paiemeni February that sent him to New, son who was instrumental in Red Wing castoffs were individ-i uo M-ueios tie with Yort- from Detroit, now has j talking MacGregor into accept- ual highs for New York scorers! Vauiouui's goal im.hiay in the picked up 11 scoring points in ing the New York trade, also: Uus season. i sero.-.d pi-nod Rangers last five picked up five points in the; The Toronto-Vancouver game if it might New York victories. game with two goals and three j featured the goaltending of; up unlil Henderson Linemate Pete assists. Leafs' Bernie Parent and Dune I finally got the at 6 IS of 'he third, Billy Mac- Mnlcin the winner exactly 10 Wednesday's summaries L-OS ANGELES 1 BUFFALO 3 First Period 1 Buffalo, 17 [Atkinson, Keenan) 16 J8, KraXe 10 40 Second Period 2. Buffalo, Meehan IB (Aiklnswi, Hamilton) 3-16; 3 Los Angeles, Berry 30 Byers, Widlng) 19 02 Penaity-Cahan Third Period 4. Los Angeles, Ravllcti 2 (Berry, Wldmg) 7.08; 5. Buf- falo, Atkinson 16 (Goyetle) 14 11; 6 Los Angeles, Backstrom 7 (Berry, RavlichJ None. Shois on goal by Buffalo 10 15 Los Angeles 16 23 Si PITTSBURGH 4 MONTREAL 0 First Period 1 Pittsburgh, Mc- Callum 6 (Pronovost, Polls) 12-41. Penalties Blackburn Cardwell 9 -id. Harper Roberto 20 00 Second Period 2 Pittsburgh, Hex- tall 14 (Cardwell, MeCallum) 12.37; 3 Pittsburgh, Pronovost 16 (Rupp, MeCallum) 16-16 Penalties P. Ma- hovlich 5-14, Ferguson Third Period 4 Pittsburgh, Pro- novost 17 lApps) Penalty "Slackburn 19.29 Shots on goal by Montreal 11 9 Pittsburgh 13 15 9-37 Attendance TORONTO 3 VANCOUVER 1 First Period No scoring. Penal- ties Qulnn minor, Maki major, misconduct, Trottier misconduct, Harrison 4 14, Spencer 7 02, Kurtenbach, Baun, doub- le minors 8 55 Doak 13 31, Schella 14-40, AVrKenny 15 57, Baun 19-03 Second Period 1 Vancouver, FBLC- ment 23 (Boudrlas, Poplel) Pen- alties Ullman 4.24, Tallon 12-23. Third Period 2 Toronto, Henderson 29 (UHman, Baun) 6-25; 3. Toronto, MacMilllan IB (Spencer, Keon) 4 Toronto, Armstrong 7, Penal- ties Corrlgan misconduct 5.25, Spen- cer fullen 7.10, Ellis Ley 13 54, McKenny Shots on goal by: Vancouver 8 Toronto 9 10 Attendance NEW YORK 8 CALIFORNIA 1 Firlst Period 1 New York, Tkac- zuk 20 (Nevln, Balon) 4-50; 2 Nsw York, MacGregor 9 (Brown, Stemkow- ski} 14-19. Penalties Rolfe 0 37, major Marshall 13 19. Second Period 3 New York, Balon 35 (Tkaczuk, Nevln) 1.13; 4. California, Ferguson 13 (Marshall, Croteau) 8 40; 5 New York, MacGregor 10 (Stem- kowski) 14 Penalties Gilbert ANDY CAPP i 7 05; Hextall IB 13. Brown 10.13, Mat. nassl 11 it, Rot-ens 14-29. Ehman IB 53 Third Period 6. New York, Mac- Gregw li IStemkowskl, Dopont) 7 Nsw York, stemkcwskl 14 (Mac- Gregor, Irvine) 10 05; 8 New York, Duponl 1 (TkacziA) 9 New York, Stemkowskl IS (MacGregor, Morton) 17-36 Penalties Nelfson 3 42, Mattiussl Morton Shots on goal by California......t 4 t-21 New York 10 17 19-4.6 Attendance CHICAGO 5 ST. LOUIS 1 First Period 1. Chicago, R Hull JO (Campbell) 0-18; 2 St. Louis. Mc- Creary 8 16 39, Penallles Magnu- son 5 39. 1? 43, 17 37, McCreary 5. 46, A'.aloney maior, minor 15 09, Sabourm minor 15 C2. Second Period 3 Chicago, O'Shea 15 (Pappin, Malonei} 12 jti, 4. Chi- cago, Mlkita, 18 (Korab, stapleton) 15.35 Penalties Campbell 5 2H, 6 30, Mlkita Huck 7.55, J Arbour, maior 12 56, Magnuson Korab 13 !G, Morrison 16 23, O'Shea 17 20 Third Period 5. Chicago, D Hull 35, 6 06; 6 Chicago, pappin 19 (O'Shea, Nesterento) 14 49. Penalties 10 53 Shots on goal Chicago 7 J_2! SI. Louis -.45 Attendance 18.991 ,V.E MOTHER'S SPRAINED ANKLE, PET, SHE'S CHAIR 1 FEEL.IN1 LOW Pay boost for Powell MIAMI, Fla. (AP) Boog PoneU, last of the reluctant Baltimore Orioles, yielded to a contract offer Wednes- day. "I didn't get the big the American League's Most Valua- ble Player responded when asked if he had joined team- mates Frank Robinson and Brooks Robinson as a member of baseball's expanding salary club. "I got a very good raise though and I'm very Powell said. 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