Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
11 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, Mareh UIN t IT t uooKiN'otrr OFTHE UTTHWW, GOODNIGHT, PEAK, see I (SUCSS THERE'S fc WD9N9 Netminding sharp again Friday night Things change somewhat, Gervais could see playoff LONDON, Ont. (CP) Jimmy Ursel will battle the odds and the rocks today when he matches wits with Hec Gervais in the final draw at the Canadian men's curling championships. Ursel, Montreal skip of the Quebec rink, has drawn the controversial red rocks on the sheet at London Gardens in a match with Alberta that could force a playoff. He'll also be looking at the score on C sheet where Paul Savage's Ontario four from Toronto has drawn Larry McGrath of Kindersley, Sask., in the final round. Savage, one of the pre- Inconsistent Oilers were at it again By THE CANADIAN PRESS Inconsistency has been a problem for Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association all season. The Oilers hit one of their low points Friday losing 4-1 to Los Angeles Sharks, last-place team in the West Division. Consequently Edmonton re- mained in a tie for third place with Winnipeg Jets, who lost 4-1 to Cleveland Crusaders. In the only other game, New England Whalers widened their lead over the idle Toronto Toros in the East Division to seven points- by thumping New Jersey Knights 7-2. The Sharks broke a six- game losing streak as Brian McDonald and Jerry Zyrimiak opened the scoring against the Oilers with goals in the first period. Ron Anderson scored at of the second period for Edmonton, but Bart Crashley raised the Sharks' lead to 3-1 before the period ended and Marc Tardif added another for the winners in the final period. Cleveland 4 at Winnipeg 1 Veteran goaltender Gerry Cheevers was the stumbling block against the Jets before a Winnipeg crowd of Al- though the Jets held a territo- SAND GRAVEL lASPHALT ITOLLESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. Lid. PHONE 328-8196 rial command in the first pe- riod, they were outscored 2-1 as Cheevers twice stopped Bobby Hull on one-on-one situations and turned aside close-range drives from both Norm Beaudin and Fran Buck. Billy Heindl and Grant Erickson gave Cleveland a 2-0 lead before Beaudin scored for Winnipeg with 27 seconds remaining in the first period. New Jersey Z at New England 7 John French and Al Karlan- der each scored a goal and earned two assists in the Wha- lers' victory, but it was the fi- nal New England goal by John Cunniff that caused Knights' coach Harry Howell the most anguish. The Whalers didn't really need that goal, but if Howell can do anything about it, Cun- niff's with the other count, and the game will be replayed at a later date. Dinosaurs belted 6-3 By THE CANADIAN PRESS University of Waterloo War- riors and St. Mary's University Huskies won the opening games Friday of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union hockey semi- finals. The Warriors whipped Cal- gary Dinosaurs 6-3 in Waterloo, while the Huskies triumphed 5-4 over Sir George Williams University in Montreal. Second games of the best-of- three series will be played to- day, with the third games, if necessary. Sunday. CASH FOR' YOUR CAR Dunlop Ford will pay you cash for your car if it is one of tho select units wo require immediately CONTACTTHE USED CAR BUYER HOW AT DUNLOP FORD 1S18I championship favorites in the 11-rink round-robin event, lost his title hopes on D sheet Thursday night, while using the red rocks, when he was beaten by Fred Wight of St. John's, Nfld. Earlier in the day Gervais, using the red rocks on the D sheet, had several deliveries go astray while Ontario posted a 12-5 upset. WANT NEW STONES A petition, calling for the Canadian Curling Association to replace the 12-year-old stones used annually just for the Canadian championship, is being circulated among the competitors. Ursel said after his 8-5 loss to Savage in a lOth-round game Friday night he knew of the petition "but I haven't signed it because the rocks really hadn't given me any trouble until tonight-." Several curlers have com- plained about the red rocks on A sheet giving them similar trouble. In games Friday night, Sas- katchewan brought its record to 7-2, the same as the Gervais rink from St. Albert, Alta., by going 12 ends for a 8-5 win over Wight; Bobby Dillon of Charlottetown ended a seven- game Prince Edward Island losing streak, 7-6, at the ex- pense of Barry Shearer's Nova Scotia rink from Halifax; Jim Armstrong of Richmond, B.C., who drew today's bye, beat Fredericton's John Clark, 10- 8, to eliminate New Brunswick as contenders and Don Barr of Glenboro, Man., beat Chucker Ross of Sudbury, Northern Ontario's challenger, 5-3. CHANCE FOR PLAYOFF Quebec follows the leaders with a 6-3 won-lost record, B.C. finished at 6-4 followed by New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba, each with 5-4 marks. Northern Ontario goes into the final round at 4-5 with Nova Scotia and P.E.I, both 2- 7 and Newfoundland, 1-8. Besides the two key games today. New Brunswick plays Manitoba, P.E.I, faces New- foundland and Nova Scotia goes against Northern Ontario. Savage, delighted with his win over Gervais in the after- noon draw, promised he'd help the Albertans in his games against Quebec and Saskatchewan, and made good on half the promise Friday night. "Maybe we can do Quebec a favor and knock Saskatchewan down to three losses." he said. The final draw today poses the possibility of a two-or threeway tie for top place forcing one or two playoff games later in the day. Herb Olsen of Edmonton, who services the championship rocks, was asked if the impairments to the stones could be caused by use or were they man-made creations. "I can't see it's normal wear and tear. It could be a fault, maybe, in the fixing of them, you know, when they redid them." Brier briefs The Canadian Curling Association has declared a National Curling Week for sometime in December. Clubs have been encouraged to arrange special programs for non-curlers. London curler Keith Lawes continued to sweep for the New Brunswick rink with second Sfcelby Palk still re- covering from a bout with the measles.... The sleet that fell Friday didn't detract from the crowds in London Gardens. About attended the afternoon draw and nearly 6.000 the evening draw. Thai's over with stiii today's program compared to 37.575 for 11 draws in Edmonton last year. Flames playing like contenders By THE CANADIAN PRESS Sound goaltending could be the key to playoff berths for Atlanta Flames and Los Angeles Kings in the West Division of the National Hockey League. Rogie Vachon was superb Thursday night when the Kings defeated Chicago Black Hawks 3-2 to take over third place and Friday night Phil Myre was brilliant for Atlanta which beat Minneapolis North Stars 3-1. The victory sent the Flames back into third spot, one point ahead of the Kings, who were idle. In the only other game Fri- day, Buffalo Sabres clipped Vancouver Canucks 4-2 to fan their playoff hopes, although they are still eight points be- hind Toronto Maple Leafs, who hold fourth place in the East Division. "If we get the goaltending, which we're certainly getting right now, I think we can stay in third said Flames' coach Bernie (Boom Beam) Geoffrion. Myre was also in goal Tues- day when Atlanta upended the powerful Boston Bruins 4-1. "The way Myre was playing tonight we couldn't have gotten a pea past said North Stars' coach Parker MacDonald. Myre said a shutout would have been nice, "but I don't play for shutouts. There were six minutes left when they got their goal, so we had to go for the win." Minnesota's only goal came on a power play when Bill Goldsworthy scored his 36th of the year. Randy Manery opened the scoring early in the second pe- riod. Bobby Leiter's breakaway goal and another three minutes later by Keith McCreary pushed Atlanta into a 3-0 lead midway through the 'final period. Buffalo 4 at Vancouver 2 Richard Martin was the big gun in the Buffalo attack with two 41st and 42nd goals of the season. He scored early in the second period to give Sabres a 2-2 tie and added Buffalo's fourth goal early in the final period. Rene Robert and Craig Ramsay were Buffalo's other marksmen. Dennis Ververgaert and Bobby Lalonde connected for Vancouver. ATLANTA 3, MINNESOTA 1 Flrtl No scoring. Penalties Gibbs Lysiak Nanne Second 4. Atlanta, Manery 9 (McDonough, Richard) 2. Atlanta. Leiter 20 (Romanchych) Penalties O'Brien Richard Third Period 3. Atlanta, McCreary 15 (Price) 4. Minnesota, Goldsworthy 36 (Hextall, Gibbs) Penalties Price Stewart Bergman en goal by 9 5 Atlanta 6 14 11-31 BUFFALO 4, VANCOUVER 2 First 1. Buffalo. Robert 20 (Korab) 2. Vancouver, Ververgaert 17 (Gould, Boudrlas) Penalties Carriers, McSheffrey minors, Smith misconduct served by Dunn Schoenfeld Carrlere minor, misconduct Lever Dailey Korab Second Period 3. Vancouver, Lalonde 2 (Pratt, Lemleux) :34; 4. Buffalo, Martin 41 (Rombough) 5. Buffalo. Ramsey 18 (Mickey) Penalties Atkinson Korab, Bordeleau Third Period 6. Buffalo, Martin 42 (Robert, Perrault) Penalties Dailey Martin Dailey, Rombough major, Wilkins major, misconduct O'Flaherty Korab on goal by Buffalo 8 6 Vancouver S S Check On Alberta Blue Cross 1971 Did You Know That Blue Cross Pays 80% to 100% Of The Cost of Prescription Drugs According To Your Choice Of Coverage? Many people are surprised to learn that their Blue Cross Membership does more than provide hospital benefits. 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