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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March 6, 1772 THE IFTHBRIDCI HERALD f SWATTING ONE AWAY-Detroit goalie Al Smith slides and swols the puck away in the first period of Sunday's gome in Detroit. The Pittsburgh ihol was mode by their newest player, Eddie Shack, who was just ac- quired from Buffalo in trade for Reno Robert. The head above Shock be- longs to Detroil's Ron Stackhouse. The puck is in the air at the goal post. Delroit won 6-3. (AP Wirephoto) Fell ivliile practicing Russian skater hurt, may still take tart Kings surprise Bruins 2-0 in Boston It's official, Buffalo Sabres miss playoffs By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Staff Wrilcr Buffalo Sabres were mathe- matically eliminated from the National Hockey League's East Division playoffs Sunday night, leaving in (heir wake some hastily-approved trades that may help unscramble the Wesl Division post-season snarl. The Sabres, whose playof! hopes been dwindling f t e a d i 1 y since the season opener, made it final with a 6-2 Joss to St. Louis, then completed a deal that could give the Blues mwe depth along the blueline in their late-season drive. Defenceman Chris Evans, drafted from St. Louis in June, 1970, by the Sabres, relumed lo the Blues in a straight player exchange for winger George Morrison. Tha trade just beat the NHL's midnight Sunday night trading deadline. The previous night, Buffalo dealt Eddie Shack to Pittsburgh Penguins for rookie centre Rene Robert. The 35-year-old Shack will rejoin coach Red Kelly and defenceman Tim Ilorton, leam- mates of Toronto Maple Leafs Stdoley Cup era of tho '60s. The Sabres, with 41 pointi, have 12 games and a possible 24 points remaining in tile season but trail Toronlo and Detroit Red Wings by 26. FLYERS LOSE Philadelphia Flyers and Pitts- burgh, in a four-way battle to decide tlte final two playoff spots in the West with St. Txniis and California Golden Seals, suffered Sunday defeats. Montreal Canadiens laced the Flyers 4-fl, goaltender Ken Dry- den ringing up his eighth shut- out of the season, and Detroit Red Wings dumped Pittsburgli 6-3 to improve their own status in the East. Elsewhere Sunday, Los Ange- les Kings surprised Boston Bnu'ns 2-0 and Minnesota North Slars nipped Chicago Black Hawks 2-1 in a pair of upsets while New York Rangers routed Vancouver Canucks 6-1. In Saturday's action, Mont- real blanked Vancouver 5-0, To- ronto edged Los Angeles 3-2, Boston held off Detroit 5-4, Phil- adelphia handled SI. Louis 6-; and Pittsburgh took Minnesota 4-2. The Blues, who moved into third in the West with 55 points entertain Los Angeles in the only scheduled game Tuesday The Flyers are two points back in fourth followed by California with 52 and Pittsburgh with 51. SCORE 2 EACH Two goals each by Jack Epers and Pinl Roberto pow ered tlie Blues into a 6-0 ]ead a' the end of two periods before rookie Butch DcadmarsF .snapped Krnie Wakely's shutou with his first Mil, goal at cf the third period. Only seven minor penalties were called in the game, five to St. Louis, in contrast lo Blues' penalty-filled game the previous night against Philadcl phia which featured a first-pe- riod fight between Garry Unger and Flyers' TXDW Morrison. Yvan Coumoyer scored threi goals in a game for the fourll time in his career as Montrea overwhelmed the Flyers at Phil adelphia en route lo their sixth xlraight win. His secnncl of tho game, am :i3th of the season, came at thi mark of the period when he Etreaked from Penguins lost an goals by Mickey Red- 1 Montreal bench as a sixth to tighten the playoff his 38th and 39th, by the tacker on a delayed penally tlie West when Ron point of the third period against Philadelphia and goal of the season the Detroit lead ended a ;'rank Mahovlich's passout 2-2 tie and sent the Red dosing streak and lind rookie goaltender Bob to a 4-2 lead after the Wings into a fourth- tie with Toronto. Experience lacking at Curling ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) who should know, Don !s a big factor." Canadian curling of Winnipeg, twice experience is the one onship shapes up today a the world and Canadian lacking in the 1972 cham- like the Newfoundland "Everyone is Only eight of the 4-1 to find the team to competing, including "It'll be a horse says nobody knows skips, have played in the Expos sigti Rangers trade By THE ASSOCIATED holdout, is also avail- ketball Association and the If Texas couldn't hold in a trade "that we could ive of the American Hockey UcLain, what about big Boston Red Sox said he had no com- tile Rangers' Texas Rangers traded Fla., training camp "at this time." o Oakland during the exhibition baseball Plain Dealer quoted Gabe or two minor league proposed a president of the club Don Stanhousc and Jim swap with the Stouffer is the owner as manager Ted will they give for "I'm not saying any- said Sunday that Howard, Williams asked. I'm not denying it and for a fcur-for-one deal, not confirming it. I am not would have to be could live witli." "What I'm actually American League owners, who must approve the is a couple of pitchers, are expected to meet in and an Fla., Wednesday with and Mileti in attend- By THE CANADIAN' SUNDAY Minnesota 1 Chicago Kasko said he definitely opposed giving four players Jim Fanning solvet one holdout problem during the weekend but the M o n t r e a Minnesota P arise, Burns' even though the .hought of the big fellow aiming at Fenway Park's friendly general manager stil has one problem child to sat New York 6 Vancouver fence is enough to give N e w York Rousseau 2, Tkaczuk, Selling, hurlers even more R es t y Staut came to terms with the Expos Park; the prospect of a night alter a meeting trade was kicked Miami with Fanning, Expos St. Louis 6 Buffalo Rangers were held to John Mcllale am St. Egers 2, by Ray Culp and Gary Patterson, Staub's finan 2, 'Murphy, Bennett; and dropped a 3-1 adviser. Deadmarsh, decision signed a one-year con Los Angeles 2 Boston Red reported to be lor Los Widing, on the slim so-caHcd darling of tht schedule, Minnesota Park fans has been seek Montreal 4 Philadelphia Detroit Tigers 2-1 a three-year deal at Counioyer Brye's bases-loaded year and was reported askinj Chicago White Sox a no-cut clause as well as ai Detroit 6 Pittsburgh York Yankees 1-0 on bonus. Redmond 2, V a r n e y 's lander, Harris, Collins, just before rain signing means tha stone; contest and San Carl Morton has not com HIcDonough, walloped Mexico's terms wifh Ihe club that fin 11-2. Pittsburgh fifth last season in th New York Mets League's East Dm Boston 5 Detroit Boston Cashman 2, major news, other guy Is a Smith, Bucyk; made off the said Fanning. "I'n chefort, Delvecchio, Cleveland Plain about Carl and I've tol that the Indians that. The longer ha stay Montreal 5 Vancouver sold to Nick Mileli, the better chance a gu Montreal Lemaire 2, the Cleveland Arena, Tom Walker or Mike Torre Mahovlich 2, Cournoyer. Toronto 3 Los Angeles of the National at making this club. Dupere, Jarry' Los folloiv Philadelphia 6 St. 2 Philadelphia Nolet, Watson, Potvin, Hughsen, Foley, Clement; St. R. Plager Pittsburgh 4 Minnesota P (CP) their success was their ski Cardwell, Edestrand, University of moving the ball into Ihc kc Minnesota Parise, Columbia Thunderbirds tho Axemen, who too With Gilles Maroite manhan- dling former Boston team-mo tcs in front of the Los Angeles net, Gary Edwards turned aside 33 Bruin shots to make early goals from Juha Widing and Ralph Backstrom stand up. WRESTLING TONIGHT! P.M. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM KAMATA vs BEIAFONTE VON HESS vi BABIC MIDGHSI 5 Big Bouls national final before, but all lave played extensively at the provincial level. The two skips who know what t's about are Bill Kent of Mont- real, making his third trip to he final, and Kip Ready of TnartoUetowrt, back for the sec- ond consecutive year. Ready, an ebullient and popu- ar skip who finished 4-6 last year in Quebec City, does not mince words when he picks a winner. he says with a grin. Kent has the edge in experi- ence, however, and has two for- mer Canadian finalists along with Art Lobe! and second Don Ailken. Duguid acknowledges that Quebec has a good shot at the itle and a trip to Germany as Canada's representative in the world championship later this month, but lie naturally leans to Ihe West. 'TEAMS TO BEAT have to rale Manitoba, British Columbia and Alberla as the teams to he says. "The Big 0 (Orest Meles- ehuk) won the Manitoba title this year by beating my old rink and he'll be heard fi'om. liv BRUCE I.EVETT i Canadian Press Spoils Editor CALGAIIY tCP) Injury, which has given a young Cana- dian girl a chance at interna- tional recognition, may have swept a pretty Russian cham- pion mil of the spotlight at the world figure-ska ting champion- ships. IKna Rodnina, winner of the Olympic gold medal in pairs with partner Aleksei Ulanov a month ago, was scheduled to lake to the ice loday to see whether she'll be able ti> per- form in preliminary figures on Tuesday. Set fell heavily during a workout with Ulanov Saturday and spent 24 hours under ob- servation in hospital. The bet- ting here is that she will go on; how well she will do is the ques- tion. Nicliolaas van Veen, Russian liaison officer, said she Is a "tentative" starter for opening day of the five-day competition. Witnesses said Ulanov was holding Miss Rodnhia in an ov- erhead hold when the accident occurred and she fell on one shoulder and the side of her neck. It was another sort of Injm-j Die OljTnpic knocked Ruth Hulchinson o Vancouver out of the work competition and made way for 17-year-old Daria Prychun Toronto. INJURED AT SAPPORO Miss Hutchinson tripped ovei a chain gate guard and brokt an arm at the games in Sap- poro, Japan. Miss Prychun, fourth In the 1972 Canadian championship: and sectond in the same mee paired with Roger Uuemae, sai< she learned three weeks agi that she would be coming to thi world competition. "I don't know what to ex the Winnipeg-born gir said. For her, it's s chance b skate against the best, "mainl for the experience." Tiie girls are among 110 per formers from 20 countries, the United States icing the larg est men and women. The spotlight this week is ex peeled to be on Beatrix Schub of Austria, Karen Magnussen o Vancouver, and Janet Lynn o Roekiord, 111. They finished 1-2- in the Olympic games. Miss Schuba, a figures spe clalist but light on her free-ska ing, Is defending world chain pion. She said at Sapporo sh will retire after the world cham wssibly not so specie. .r in in her fighi with anel, will be vying for Miss crown with the U S girl. Comets travel with Cougars Both have spent hours ractice (or this meet. Medals are always nice to win ut I'm not in the champion- hips for that Just love to the elfin Janet Lynn said. "I'm not competing against anyone. I'm competing against myself to do the best 1 can." This will be the last major meet under present Judging reg- ulations which allow 50 per cent for school figures and 60 per cent for free-skating. pionships this year. Karen, steadier to figures but Meiiitzer, 'Bernie Sparkes curled with Cl Q double Ron Northcott of Calgary before winning B.C. and he knows what the Brier is like. And Al- berta is always OJJCH Meleschuk, on the other hand, 5 !s wary of all rinks, but espe- Some 62 entries from Edmon- cially cautious when he talks of ton, Calgary, Reglna and Leth- Quebec." bridge look part in the annual "They're all tough In the Lethbridge Y.M.C.A. Invitation- Brier. We don't know the com- "1 Raquetball Tournament held petition and we're looking a over the weekend, game ahead, but look out for Lethbridge payeii showed Quebecm1 The big Winnipeg skip faces Kent Tuesday afternoon in the great promise for the up-and- coming sport faring well in the event. ers say he'll have his toughest game in tiie lllh and final round Friday when his rink meets Mel Watehom from Fair- view, Alta. Malt Sla- vich "combined to capture the open doubles champions h i p while Murray Sivhon look home the consolation prize in the "A" event. The men's open championship By LLOYD YAMAGISin Herald Sports Writer Hot handed Walter Zobell guided the Raymond Comets to victory over the LCI Rams in the Southern. Alberta 'A" Boy's Basketball League second place championship 'inal at the Civic Sports Centre Saturday night. Raymond will now advance ,o the provincial finals in Ed- monton this weekend along with the Catholic Central Cou- who earned their berth tty capturing the three day modified double knockout championship final F r i d ay night. Tha Civic Centre bleachers were jammed-packed for the second time in as many nights and the ecstatic spectators were treated with two action- packed bail games. Catholic Central Flyers immced the LCI Colts 43 33 and picked up the Southern Alberta "B" Basketball League championship title staged prior to Ihe "A" boy's game. In last nights "A" boy's match, the LCI Rams out ve- bounded and had more shots than the Comets, but failed to contain Ihe firey, sharp-snoot- ing Zobell. Zobell swished 20 of his 22- point performance from at least 20 23 feet out. He led his teammates to a 11-7 first quarter lead and helped in- crease the gap to 27-20 by half- time. The Rams, who seemed un- able to find the hoop in the first half, came out strong in the second and managed to take over the lead for the first time of the game with a 41-40 score mid way through the third quarter. Robert Stubbs started the Ram's short lived scoring spree coming into the bal game at the mark to notch four straight baskets. The Comets, realizing tiiey were in trouble, regained their composure and went on to win the hard fought decision. Wallace Stone aided In the Comet's victory hooping 12 points while Rick Smith added nine. Slubbs along with Terry Korth paced the Rams with 10 points apiece while Bryce Thompson clapped in with nine. Korth also came up with a strong game defensively for the Rams grabbing more than his share of rebounds. Meanwhile the Catholic Cen tral Flyers gave then- schoo another trophy to display in their showcase winning the "B" boy's title. The Flyers Joined with th< LCI Colts, Raymond Mustang and Magrath Eagles ag they squared off in a three-day sin- gle knockout champions hip playoff tourney which finished Saturday night. The Flyers bounced the Eag- les 46-33 in one sudden death semi- final while the Colls rap- ped the pennant-winning Mus- tangs 5342 in the other. In the championship Mike Flyers final, were never threatened in Iheir title id. They grabbled a solid 15-5 first quarter lead and in- creased it to 28-12 at halftime. The Colls cut the deficit by in the third quarter, but the damage had already bees one. Andy Bcaudin, tha Flyerg ;aptain, led them to victory with 11 points while Bob Moser chipped in with 10. Eric Federkeil and BiH Do- dos managed eight points apiece. Curt Klovansl-y tojmed the Colts scorers with 14 points vhile Ron Slwmanchuk re- plied with seven. RAYMOND 31 LCI Raymond Smllh 9, Hauder, Vest s, Kieler 1. JasuiMewiez, Hlnhe, M. Court A, Zobet! 27, StttlB 12, T. Court. Total LCI 7. Olson, Strong, 6, Stubbs 10. Andreachuk 7, 1, Korrh 10, Tltomscn 9. Native Sons post victory Lethbrldge Y's Men's Native Sons got off on the right foot in their initial whirl at Junior B playoffs over the weekend. Native Sons, in the ir firs t year of operation In the Leth- bridge Athletic Association, edged Vulcan Centennials 3-2 In overtime in the first game of a best of five southern final for the right to advance in provincial Junior B playoffs. Next game in the series slated for Vulcan, Friday eve- ning. Fred Hoffarth gave the Na- tive Sons their win with a goal at of the extra stanza on a perfect pass from te amm ate Miles Shaw. The game ended In a 2-2 tie after regulation time. Ken Klinkhammer