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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE lETHBRIDG EHERAID - Friday, March 3, 1971 Raymond hosts "A^^ event starting tonight Three teams hit sidelines in tourney By LLOYD YAMAGISIU Herald Sports Writer Tliree teams were reeled to the sidelines as the Southwest Zone "B" Boys' Basketball Toui-najnent got under way at the Winston Churchill High School last night. Meanwhile the Soutliem Alberta "A" Boys' Basketball League play-offs win roll into action this evening with two games on tap in Raymond, In the tourney opener last night the Kate Andrews Gaels of Coaldale who found them- selves in last place in the S'outhwest Conference came up with a big game and dumped the Willow Creek Comiposile of Claresholm 48-30. The Gaels picked up an early 14-5 first quarter lead and never looked back. By three . .-A ss v\ 1 II S  % ^; ^. :S 4^ V � 1? fe: ^ i^i PUTS ON STRONG DEFENCE - Rene Ruggg of Mathew Halton Hawks of Pincher Creek puts up a strong defence against Lloyd Bel lew of Milk River as action got under way in the Southwest Zone B Boy's basketball playoffs at Winston Churchill Thursday evening. Milk River belted the Hawks 55-33 in o ne of three games played. Open playoffs in Edmonton Kings heading If Lethbridge Sugar Kings could change one thing heading into the first round of the Albeila Junior Hockey League playoffs it would be where they play the first two games. Kings, who finished in second place in the six-team league, open Iheia* semi-final series, a best-of-seven affair, on the road against the Edmonton Maple Leafs. Tlie locals were forced to the highways as the friendly confines of the Lethbridge Ai-ena ha-d been booked by an ice show staged by the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club. "It would have been nice to get the playoffs imdei- way at home but then we get a good break next weekend," said Sugar King manager SVd Hall. Sugar Kings will meet the Leafs Saturday and Sunday in Edmonton and then will play the next three games at home starting Friday, Saturday and Sunday if necessary. The semi-finals between Red Deer Rustlers, league pennant wuiners, anri Calgaiy Cougars opens in Red Deer Satm-day with the series alte:-nating home sites. Sugar Kings arc healthy heading into the weekend series openers. According to Hall outside of the usual bumps and bruises the Kings aj-e in top shape for S'atiu'day and Sunday. The locals received added inspiration the last week as .John Davidson and Lannie McDonald picked up a pair of league honors. Davidson, the league's lop north netminder, was voted rookie of the year while McDonald topped the voting in the most valuable player categoiy. Willie tlie Kings are looking for a sweep of the weekend set and possibly wrapping it up at home next weekend HaU was quick to remark "Tlie Leafs won't be any push over. Remember they finished the league strongly." Hall went cn to say "We will be looking for the sweep, sure, but a split would still leave us in good shape hea.ding home." RESIGNS POST TNGLEWOOD, Calif. (AI^) - The resignation of Etl FiUcin, executive assistant to Jack Kent Cooke at California Sports Inc., was announced Thursday. We said it-We didn't mouth it It's NO "FUDDLE DUDDLE" 71 VEGA So easy to own . . . So economical to drive!  97 Inch WheeibajB  Standard Front Diie Brakei  30 Miles Per Gallon  Tlie Little Cor that doet evorylhing well. ............. $255 down 4. ^ and v 1 2.55 per oay ^ At on approved v \ ^^"^ models to choose from ASK ONE OF OUR COURTEOUS SALESMEN FOR A TEST DRIVE-YOU'LL BE AMAZED CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE SHOWROOM 2nd Ave. and 8th Street S. Phono 327-3147 quartei- time the Coaldak crew led 33-22 and padded the lead with seven in the final session. Weiner Schmeigelt and Ed Nedza paced the Gaels hooping 11 points apiece while L. Whit-beck chipped in with 10. G. Schuller was the big man Bucyk fires three By THE CANADIAN PRESS Success after years of futility is especially welcome, particularly if your name is Johnny Bucyk and you have tried in vain for a long time to sip champagne from the Stanley Cup. Bucyk, in his 14th season as a Boston Bruin, spent too many years with the club languishing in the National Hockey League doildrmns not to make the most of a good thing. His big-league career reached a lugh point last spring as he skated around Boston Garden, the champonship trophy held high above his head. Earlier this season, when the East Division leaders recognized his contribution with a .$1,000 cheque on the occasion of his 1,000th NHL game, BuQ'k responded with a six-point night. And he hasn't stopped since. TTiursday night the 35-year-old winger fired three goals, bringing his season total to 44, as the Bnrins hammered the lowly California Golden Seals 7-0. FLYERS TIE WINGS In the only other game played, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Bed Wings played to a 2-2 tie. Another game scheduled for the Montreal Forum between the Canadiens and 'Vancouver Canucks was postponed to a later date when a severe snow storm hit the Quebec metropolis. It was the first time in NHL histoor weather had been responsible for calling off a game, lliree of the four previous postponements followed the deaths of prominent figures. The fourth resulted from fog over the ice in Boston Garden. The Montreal-'Vancouver game was rescheduled for March 9. A Detroit Red Wing game at Vancouver set for March 9 has been moved to March 10. Bucyk, who tied a career high 69 points last season, now has 93 points and appears likely to become the third Bruin to reach the century mark this season. Phil Esposito and defenceman Bobby Orr, have done it for the second time. Esposito is the current points leader with 119, followed by Orr with 109. Edmonton-born Bucyk counted once in each period Thursday night and was assisted on two by Orr, who also scored his 30th goal of the season to open the scoring at 7:13 of the first period. PHILADELPHIA J DETROIT 1 FIrsf Period - 1. Philedelphia, ta-croIx 18 (Clarke) 1:39. Penalties - Webster 0:19, Bernier 4:01, Gendron 14:36, Dorntioefer 17:24. Second Period - 2. Detroit, Oelvec-chlo 15 (Berenson, Ecclestone) 1:0'I; 3. Detroit, Redmond 15 (LIbett, Berenson) 5:37. Penalties - Kelly 0:22, Dornhoefer 4:15, Van Impe 5:07, Bergman 11:36. Third Period - 4. Philadelphia, Ash-bee 4 (Clarke, Watson) 5:14. Penalties - Brown 8:09, Dornhoefer, Bergman 9:10, Hart 9:57. Shots on goal by Detroit .... ......... � n 8-26 Philadelphia ...... 7 15 18-40 Attendance - 14,420. BOSTON 7 CALIFORNIA 0 First Period - 1. Boston, Orr 30 (Cashmsn, D. Smith) 7:18; 2. Boston, Bucyk 42 (Green, McKeniie) 10:52. Penalties - Hodge 8:04, Green 18:16. Second Period - 3. Boston, Bucyk 43 (Orr, McKenzle) 10:23; 4, Boston Sanderson 54 (Westfall, Orr) 18:28. Penalty - Jarrett 2:51. Third Period - 5. Boston, Sanderson 25 (D. Smith, Carleton) 1:44; 6. Boston, McKeniie 23 (Stanfield) 11:06; 7. Boston, Bucyk 44 (Orr, Stanfield) 17:49. Penalties - Marshall 9:42, Carleton 12:43, Sanderson 19:58. Shots on goal by Callfornli .......... H 9 1ft-3} Boston ............ 14 20 29-M Attendance - 14,994. for the Claresholm club as he pumped in half their total score with 15, Pincher ' Ci-eck Hawks also found the Southwest Conference competitoi^s tough as they fell to the Erie River Comets of Milk River 55-33. In last night's action all tlirpe teams eliminated from further play were non-conference clubs who found the going a little too tough. The way the tournament was set up, tlie non-confei-ence pai--ticipants were matched with the bottom tliree clubs of the Soutliwest "B" Boys' League in the fu-st round of action. In the second round tlie top three finishers in the &*outhw