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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta March ruins making shambles of record book Orr chipping away at Espositos lead ONTREAL CP While ten Bruins continue to stock National Hockey League Bobby Orr is chipping iv at the NHL scoring lead d by Bruin teammate Phil rr picked up 13 points in four games last goals and 10 moved to within eight points of Espos Last week Orr trailed by 13 The offensiveminded Boston defenccman now has 116 points on 32 goals and 84 assists while Esposito has 57 gods and 67 as sists for 124 During this both play ers could establish NHL Orr needs only four points to equal his record for points by a defenceman set last He is only goal shy o his record set last year for the most goals bv a rearguard in one Esposito meanwhile is only two points short of the total points record of 120 he set dur ing the 196869 Boston players occupy the Lreiierals eliminated WIN ALBERTA CROWN Jack Gorrie and his Lethbridgs rink won the Alberta Army Navy and Air Force curling over the With are ttrd Tony second Joe Seaman and lead Tom Gome and mates will defend their dominion title in Vancouver Inter Alberta rink 11 Two quartets unbeaten SAINT CP Jim Dunstones rink downed Horst Tilings Labrador unit 97 in thirdround play Monday night in the Canadian mbffideurling championship to remain one of two undefeated Three rounds were scheduled for at and 7 In the fourth round it was Quebec and New Brunswick and British Colum Northern Ontario and toba wfoundland and Saskat chewan Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Ontario had the Dunstones win gave the Prai rie rink the lead in the 11rink bonspiel with three wins while Larry McGratlis downed Nick Old ales rink 124 for its second straight win without a Saskatchewan had the firstround Kelly Carins the Ed Sleevesskipped rink and Vince Lebanos rink all had 21 The Bill Tracy skipped idle in the third and Bruce Slewarts Calgary rink had 11 Nova Scotia and Newfound land had 12 records and Bobby Dillons Charlottetown rink and Harvey Carons Northern On tario rink from Timmins both were winless in three by Saints The M and K Generals hoc key season came to an aw last night as Basils skated to a 62 victory over the fourth place inishers in the City Recrea tion Hockey St Basils who picked up sec ond spot in the five team eague rolled to three straight victories in the bestoffive semi final series eliminating he Meanwhile in the other semi final series the pennant win ning U of L Chinooks hold a 21 lead over the Labor Club and will have a chance to move into the finals against hte Saints with a victory Wednes day In last nights encounter the Generals picked up an early 20 first period lead but watch ed it vanish as the Saints came back with two unanswered goals in the At the mark of the fma period Brian Murkin slipped one past Rod Morrice the Gen erais netmmder to allow his club the lead for the first time in the Some seven minutes later Dick Cusson padded the Saint lead with his second goal of th night banging home a bounc ing Wih little more than tw minutes remaining the Gene als pulled Morrice for an extr attacker but watched it had fire as Bob Balazs flipped ir his second and third marker of the night into an empty ne Tex Wiebe and Al Willis ha given the Generals the 20 lea in the first period bu as turned out it just wasn third and fourth positions in the scoring Veteran left winger John Bucyk is third with 94 points on 44 goals and 30 as sists while right winger Ken Hedge is next with 40 goals and 53 assists for 93 Chicagos Bobby Hull is filth with 84 points on 40 goals and 44 assists followed by Norm UU man of Toronto Maple Leafs who has 29 goals and 47 assists for 76 Boston set a few records dur ing last weeks Among the new marks Most wins in a which broke the Montreal Canadiens record of 46 set two years ago most goals by a team during the the Bruins now have which is 21 more than their record set last year most home one more than Canadiens managed in 195556 and the Bnuns had in 196869 and most goals by a by and ayne bettering he mark of 114 set by Detroits orole Frank Mahovlich ind Alex Delvecchio two sea ons The Bruins also tied the for most points in the the same as Montreal had in In 65 Boston has set 12 ecords which leaves them 13 ames in which to go after at east another 10 Centre Gilbert Perreault icked up a pair of goals Sun day night to raise his seasons otal to 34 in his first season vith Punch Imlachs Buffalo He tied the mark for a rookie set by Nels Stewart o Montreal Maroons in 192521 and tied by Danny Grant a Minnesota and Norm Ferguson of Oakland during the 196869 Chicago defenceman Keit Magnuson appears headed fo the dubious record of most pen alty minutes in a The former Denver University start has 269 four short of the record set by Howie Young of Detroit in New Yorks goaltending duo of Ed Giacomin and Gillcs Ville mure hold the lead in the Ve zina Trophy race with a com bined goalsagainst average of Giacomin is the shutout leader with HAPPY CHAMPION A happy Joe Frazier is embraced by his Yank after Frazier kept his heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over Muham mad Mondays fight was a dandy By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff STORES 6 5013 BLACKWALLwith rotreadablo tradein 8 Can replaco BL4CKWALI Mreadable Irado in for ALARM CLOC 7 R On BLACKWAUwitti rclreadable trade in FREE MOUNTING Corner 3rd and 8th Phone 3278548 OPEN DAILY 8 TO Open a Fires tone Budget ACCOUHt sellout crowd of close to 4 500 boxing fans sat and stared in stunned silence at the huge screen in the Stampede Corrol at Calgary as ring announcer Johnny Addie stood in centre ring in Madison Square New York and announced that Joe Frazier had beaten Cassius Muhammad Ali The fight was a AU and Frazier fought on relent lessly over the 15round limit and save for a ridiculous score by one judge he scored the fight 11 rounds Frazier and four Ali it was an extremely close I scored 145 points Frazier and 144 This would com pare with referee Arthur Mer cantes score of 861 for Frazier or 144142 on the points The fight marked the first time two undefeated champions ever fought for the heavyweight It was almost unbelievable to watch the Calgary crowd just sit there after the Not that they disagreed with the just that how does one figure Alls losing performance The appearance of Ali at the start of the fight was greeted with resounding cheers at Cal gary while Fraziers entrance brought only a smattering o applause and It was more than apparent Ali was dieu FORCED ISSUE Frazier forced the issu through the entire fight and caught Ali on the ropes an un countable number of times something that had not happen ed to Ali It was not the Ali of Oh the lassies were there on his and his mouth was worn ing well but that was He didnt he was flatfooted and most damaging of all he could be He was staggered a number of times before finally going down in the He took a thorough In Ali proved one thing though he can take it nnd still come back for He never stopped when he was seemingly out on his both from exhaustion and rum Fraziers constant pjuni Frazier fights like a woundup metal Once wound up he goes for three never wavering from his 01 punishing And he cant be stopped bv punches At least the manv blows All rained on him couidn t ston Frazier h not the personality Ali nor is he the All If Ali had been active the last four I am s u r e that last nights light would have had a different ending The question of a rcmaUh nou comes up 1 think In come tax would it tins Im suic and per haps will give up the ring Muhammad did not try to take command at any he seemed content to fight Fra ziers He had no everything he once had was Those who witnessed the fight live or via saw only a shadow of the oncegreat Its always sad to see a champion any But it was especially sad to watch the lustre that was Ah s tarnish and rust One has to wonder what the loss will do to his tremendous go It hurts a normal man to It must be an agonizing for The sad part is he was a great But that greatness is now and everyone remembers a fighter by his last Ali went out with ont do him the disservice of orgetting He was one of he most impressive leavyweight boxers of all The king is dead long live the new king Joe SeelhebeslinlheWesf meet the best from the Minor hockey In Pee Wee action last night the Vikings led by Troy Dick sons ninth shutout of the sea son blanked the Canucks David Gary Cal Duane Ptycia and Jamie Henderson banged in a goal apiece for the Vikings The Royals and Stampcders battled to a 66 deadlock Mon day Derrick Blasco led the Royals as they came back i from twogoal Blasco scored once in each period while Tom Garry Craik and Brian Konrad added Don Henderson blinked the red light twice for the Solo markers were notched by Ixju Don George Irvine and Dave Dog I Canadians and Jets didnt settle anything in their game either as they play 10 a 44 i Mark Baldrys two third pe riod goals the Jels the tie after Dick Rigelhoff had scored twice Lee Salm Cam Clarence Sirovyak and Warrick Mells for the More sport on page 8 LAKE LOUISE ALBERTA March 12 13 Starting Time Ample free See the climax of the Canadian ski racing season as outstanding skiers from all across Canada compete in the finals for the Plan fo attend t will be one of tne biggest ski events in Albertas sports year Be sure to waich the PontiacCup Final on CTVs Wide World of Sport Saturday March Check your local listings for ThePonliacCupis organized by Ilia Canadian Amateur Ski Association and sponsored by GENERAL MOTORS OF CANADA LIMITED ;