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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta VilE UMmrillU'.C Weil Mcucti S, 1972 Two perfect marks Tuesday KARREN DESCRIBES PLANS Coach Tom Karren (far and B.C. for the tille. Listening in on Karren's instructions righf) of the Lelhbrldge Community College Kodiaks, cx- ploins certain ploys he hopes will work to bring the Kodiaks the baskelball championship this week- end. Kodiaks meet teams from Manitoba, Saskatchewan are, left to right, Gil Wosnack, Paul Blogorodow, Bruce Mi 11 is. Rick Neilson and Gary Williams. Action opens Friday at fhe ICC ot seven o'clock. Clancy doing good job won't hurry back TORONTO (CP1 Johnny McLellan, recovering from what he calls "a big-league says lie's not in any hurry to return to his coaching position with Toronto Maple Leafs. McLellan, in his third Na- tional Hockey League season behind the Leafs bench, went into hospital Feb. 23 following Leafs1 5-jl loss to the Red Wings in Detroit, He spent four days in hospital before going to Florida for a week's rest. During his absence, interim coach Frank (King) Clancy has guided the team through four straight wins, their longest vic- tory stretch since mid-Decem- ber when they won five in a row. The Leafs meet the Wings here tonight for another run at Sat on hencii in New York Egers enjoys playing By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Staff Writer Jack Egers biggest break oc- curred last Nov. 15 when New York Rangers, nduig high in the National Hockey League's East Division, tradefl him to St. Louis Blues, struggling for a West-Division playoff Ijerth. Tile 23-year-ohl winger from Sudbury. Out. had spent most of ]ast season and the opening months of this season riding the Ranger bench, getting spot duty or not playing at all. "He gave me to a club where I could said Egers of New York general manager- coach, Emile Francis, the trade that included team- ONLY 3 DAYS LEFTI ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS SELL-OFF SALE SEE OUR AD PAGE 14 mates Alike Murphy and Aixlre Dupont. for rookie centre Gene Carr and veterans Wayne Con- nelly and Jim Lorentz. Not even a little egg on his face has stopped the quiet-spo- ken Egers from potting goals for St. Louis. Ifo added two more Tuesday night in a 4-2 over Los Angeles Kings in the only scheduled game. It marked the second straight game he'd scored two goals and gave him 2.1 for the season, tied with Gary Sabourin as the sec- ond most productive scorers on tho Blues this year bohind Garry Unger's 32. GAIN' OX FLYERS S a b o u r i n and linger also scored in the game ttiat lifted the Blues to 57 points in their battle for a West-Division play- off spot, four ahead of fourth- place Philadelphia Flyers. Cali- fornia Golden Seals are another point back followed by Pitts- burgh Penguins ViTth 51. Wilh St. Loiiis idle tonight, the MEW MIDAS MUFFLER SHOP COMING UP SOON Midas Automotive of Canada Lid. is developing a new shop in Lethbridge and is leaking for a franchise. It could be you, So here is your opportunity to jofn over 600 successful Midas franchises coast to coast and make top profifs the proven Midas way. No automotive experience necessary. Midas trains you and gives you continuous guidance. If you have always wanted your very own business don'f pass up this opportunity. Write or Telephone; REGIONAL DIRECTOR MIDAS AUTOMOTIVE OF CANADA LTD. 2529 I7th AVE. S.W, CALGARY, AVTA. PHONE 242-7224 other three clubs have a chance to close ranks with Pittsburgh entertaining Montreal C a n a- diens, California at home to Buffalo Sabres and (he Flyers visiting Vancouver Canucks. Elsewhere, the hot race for Fourth in the East continues with Detroit Red Wings at To- ronto Maple Leafs while Chi- cago Black Hawks are in New York and Boston Bruins visit Minnesota North Stars. Egers, who opened the scor- ing at of the first period and finished up the St. Louis end of it at of the second to make it 4-1 just missed observ- ing his second three-goal night since the trade. His first three-goal effort came in a 6-5 victory at the expense of former Ranger team-mate Eddie Giacomin, last year's first-team all-star goalfender and another Sudbury native who gave Egers cause to flush in Ite follow-up meeting between the two clubs at New York. Egers aroused the veteran Giacomin's anger in the pre- game warm-up when (he St. Jxiuis player remarked he hoped Giacomin would be in goal that night, Oiacomin was and stopped the cold, 2-0. ST. LOUIS LOS ANGELES 1 First Pericd 1. SI, Louis, Egers 22 (sr. Marseille, Sabourin) Los Angeles, Goring TA {Corrigan, Da nel 3. St. Louis, Unger n, A. St. Louis, 33 (Barclay Pla- ger. Egers) Penally Roberlo Second Period _ 5. St. Louis, Egerj ?3 (Bob Planer, St. Marseille) 6 "enally Berry Trilrd Period A. Los Angeles, Gre- er 3 (Lemieux, Widing) Pen, alty Howell Shots on goal by Loj Angelei .........u i_j; SI. Louis........ ,.ii n Breaking their fourth-place tSe ui the East Division. McLellan returned from Flor ida Saturday and after visiting team doctors, he said no dat for his return to work has been :ct. "They tell me that when decided to get an ulcer, T didn' fool said the 43-year old native of South Porcupine Out. "Apparently it's a bg-leagm ulcer and I still don't feel to' great. I'm on a very restrictec diet and it will take some tim for me to get accustomed am adjusted to that." McLellan is apparently wor ried about suffering a setback i he goes back to work too soon "I'm going to regain quite bit of strength before I eve think about it. I'm really ing it up to the doctors. Whe they think I'm healthy enoug to return, that's the time for decision." McLellan said Leafs presiden Harold Ballard and genera manager Jim Gregory wore gh ing him "every chance to re cover completely." 'They can't do enough fo me. And there just aren' enough good things I can sa for Clancy. He's just done on hell of a job with the team King has made some excellen moves but he never takes an credit for them." 12 GAMES LEFT The Leafs have 12 games re maining in the regular schedul going into tonight's encounte with the Red Wings. The Wing have II games remaining. "Every game is two impor tant points to said defence man Tioh Baun. "This create (he possiblity of tension ever lime we play. 'But a head-on confrpntatio with Detroit, the team we mu: beat out, does take on specia significance, A win for us coul supply considerable impetus fo the final three weeks of the sea son." In other games tonight, Mon' real Canadicns visit Pittsburg Penguins, Chicago Black IlawV meet the Rangers in New York Boston Bruins face Minnesot North Stars in Minneapolis, Bu falo Sabres take on the Golde Seals in California and Philade phia Flyers visit Vancouve Canucks. Russians making it tough By IinUCE LEV IS'IT C'aiuulbii 1'ress Sports Editor CALGARY CCP) Alcksei Jlaiiov and It'ina Rrxltiiiia, ic splotligtit on and off the ice t the world figiirc-skatiny npioiisliips, are making n pectacular bid to retain their airs' title. Leaders bounced Tuesday By THE CANADIAN TRESS The leaders in the Western lanada Hockey League tasted ofeat Tuesday night, Regina lost 7-4 to third-place Bran- on in the Eastern Division, and i the west Calgary Centennials upset 2-1 fifth-place 'ictoria Cougars. In a second Eastern Division second-place Saskatoon blades put away fifth-place Vinnipeg Jets 6-2. In Brandon the Wheat Kings uniped into a 2-0 first-period ead but were faced with a 4-4 ic at ttie end of the second. liree more Brandon goals in bird put the lopsided 7-4 final ui the Scoreboard, Robbie Neale returned to the ineup and gave Brandon three joals. Grant Thomson scored wtce and Glen Alikkelson and Murdoch got single goals. Glen Burden, Clark Gillies, Mike Wanchuk and Glen Toner scored for the Pats. Cougars Don Morrison and 'erry Robinson gave Victoria ts victory over Calgary Cen- .ennials in Victoria. Bob Nys- :rom replied for Calgary with a )la2ing shot with less than nine minutes left in the game. Only one penalty was as- sessed, a Calgary hooking in- 'raction midway through the 'irst period. In Saskatoon, the Jets' Larry Bolonchuk put Winnipeg on the score-board eight minutes into the game. Then Doug Manchak scoret twice for the Blades to join the league's 30-goal club and start his team toward its 6-2 victory. Lucas gets game ball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They gave Jerry Lucas the game ball in New York Tuesday night, not so much for what he did in the game but for what he did in the which preceded it. The B-foot-8 New York centre scored 30 points against Milwau- kee, leading the Knicks to a 110-101 National Basketball As- sociation victory over the de- fending champion Bucks. But that wasn't why the fans at Madison Square Garden gave him a standing ovation, It came early in the third quarter decisive one for the Knicks Lucas hauled in his fourth rebound of the game. Minutes later the public ad- dress announcer intoned: "La- dies and gentlemen, Jerry Lucas' four rebounds in the game now makes him only the fifth player in NBA history to reach the rebound mark in his career." And for his nine-season achievement with Cincinnati Royals, San Francisco Warriors and New York, putting him be- hind only Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Bob Pettit and Walt Bellamy in his boardwork, they gave him the ball. In the night's other games, Phoenix Suns defeated Detroit Pistons 120-121, Portland Trail Blazers slipped by Buffalo Braves 98-94, Los Angeles La- kers blitzed Philadelphia '76ers 114-37, Golden State Warriors heat Cleveland Cavaliers 119-112 and Baltimore Bullets turned back Seattle SuperSonics 105-93. The Russian pair, defending ,hcir crown for a third coiisccu- ive year, received two perfect narks Tuesday, the first time jerfcct marks have been nward- d in preliminary performance n workl pairs' competition. They are heavily favored io ake the title again when they skate their final program la- light. The opening day of Uie world championships saw defending :itlisls out in front in each of the three figures, pairs and dance pairs. Prclimi- iary figures hi women's singles begin today. Ondrej Nepcla of Czechoslova- kia leads after four of six fig- ures in men's singles; Lwhnila P a k h o m. o v a and Alcksandr Gorslikov of Russia hold a slight edge after two compulsory dances. SKTTL'K DOUBTS Ulanov ami Rod n in a settled doubts as to their ability to re- peat when Hie Russi an judge gave them a top-mark "G" for technical merit and the West German judge followed with a perfect mark for artistic im- pression. In ad ciiUon to the perfect sixes, they received seven and one fi.8. Miss Rodnina spent Sunday in hospital afler being involved in a fall with her partner and missed a couple of days prac- tice. Also, rumor circulated here that Ulanov wants to change partners after this champion- ship and skate with his the former Ludmila Smirnova with Andret Suraikiu, is in second place in the pairs. Nobody in the Russian contin- gent would comment on the sit- uation. "I was churning a bit at first but after the double lift, I fcTt Miss Rodnina snid after Tuesday's performance. Her arm and shoulder still hurt, but didn't hinder the per- formance. Lust year's third-place win- ners, Jojo Starbuck and Ken Shelley of the United States np- p arc n t ly were f if t h af tc r the short psir.s program. 11 was di f f icult to compute exact piacings. WITHHELD POINTS John Shoemaker, vice-presi- dent, of the International Skating Union, ruled that no points would be announced until afte: the completion of the prelimi- nary' programs. On unofficial results, Mamicla Gross and Uwe Kugelmann of East Germany held third in the pairs with Alrmit Lehman n and Herbert Wcisinger of West Ger- many fourth. Canadians Val and Sandra Bezic were seventh aixl drew an ovation from the near-capacity house of about "We weren't aiming for any said 15-yeariolcl Sandra. "We just tried fo skate our best, The audience was tremen- dous. I could feel them betiind us." The other Canadian pair, Mary Petrie and John Hitbbell, were 13th in the field of 15. In the men's singles Ncpela, a 22-year-old law student from Bratislava, led two Sergei Chetveruckhin and Vladi- mir Kovalev. Chetveruckhin, who says he will retire after these champion- ships, said it is ''impossible" to catch the defending champion, The only Canadian Jn the sin- gles is Toller Cranston of To- rbiHo, 10th at this stage. The silver medallist from last Peru of France not competing. Close in contention In tlic daticc even arc Angclika and Erich Buck of West Germany, who were second to Pakhomova and Gorshikov last year with Judy Schwomcyer and James Slaclky of Ihc year's bronze behind them. Native Games The Western Carada Native Winter Games, scheduled for the Blood Reserve April 7, 8 cud 9 Mill be highlighted by the attendance of three of the biggest names in sports in the past decade. Basketball, hockey and box- ing will be the sports on Die Winter Games agenda that will see native people from various parts of western Canada taking part. The three guests of the Games include Archie Moore, Bill Russell and George Arm- strong. Moore is a former world light heavy weight boxing champion while Armstrong, nicknamed the Chief, played with Toronto Maple Leafs for nearly 20 years. Russell was a member of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association and led them to 1L champion- ships in 13 years making them one of tile most successful teams in sporting history. The Games Mill get under with an olficial opening Fri- day, April 7. Broncs even series at 1-1 Fort Macleod Broncs played a strong forecheekirg game Tuesday night and as a result evened their besl-of-seven Foothills Hockey League semi final series with Bellevue Buf- faloes at one game each. Gordon Goruk scored Uiree times to pace the Broncs to a (M victory. The two clubs will meet Thursday evening at in Fort Alacleod in the third game. Craig Hornberger, Don Ma- linsky and Trevor Norlin added singles for the winners. Andy Konno, Pinky MacDon- aid, Lloyd Pawluk and Ron Dambois shared the scoring for the Buffs. Brones oulshot the Buffs 35- 23 while taking four of H minor penalties. ANDY START TALKIN' I WILL, PET. THE STATE: AT WORLD'S FOR INSTANCE T 'E CAN'T DISCUSS THE WORLD'S PROSLEMS WITHOUT ISJ A Minor hockey Tony Meli scored bolh goals as (he Maroons edged Die Jets 2-i in Bantam A action Mon- day evening. Doug Stevens re- plied for the Jets. In a Midget encounter the A.C.T. Bantam Reps belted the Comets 8-2 behind Ron Moser's two-goal effort. Bob Mites, Greg Kveder, Branl Marchuk, Dave Jackson, and Mark Baldry. The Bantam "B" Blades are attempting to raise money (hair (rip to Camrose Marcli 18-19. The Blades will be taking part in a two day tourney ami will liold a bottle drive and a bake sale to help with tho expenses. The Nuggcls third period bid fell short and they suffered a 3-2 loss to the Mustangs in Bantam "B" action Monday night. Keith Johnson, Dave Greg- ory and Kelly Danielson scored a goal each after periods of play for the Mustangs while Jeff fakeyasu and Tony Stall- oni replied for the Nuggets. After two scoreless periods the Monarchs managed to out score the Eagles 2-1 in the final period for a Bantam "B" vic- tory Tuesday night. Doug Roberts and Trent Aueh tallied for the Monarchs while Don Jliga replied for the Eag- les, in Midget action the Royals upended the Stampeders 6-4 as Bill Ross scored twice for the winners. Bill Doug Stuurm, Kelly Vaykovieh and Brian An- derson completed the scoring lor the Royals. Ron Maack managed a pair for Hie Stamps. Singles went to Pat Driscoll and Don Miller. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR Cal. Cougarj Red Deer Cal. Cflrtuctcs Lelhbridge Edm. Leafs Edm. 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