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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wadntsday, March 10,1971 Attempt made to clear league of commitments Three bid to purchase troubled Pittsburgh club NEW YORK (CP) - An offer to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise and get the National Hockey League out of its unwanted role as supervisor of the cluh's fiscal affairs was accepted for study Tuesday by the NHL governors. Acceptance or rejection of the bid made by three Detroit men and Management Control Corp. of East Liverpool, Ohio, may come within 15 days, NHL president Clarence Campbell indicated. The decision will be made by telegraph vote or a special meeting of the governors. The governors also referred to the general managers' committee, for a recommendation before June, a three-way proposal for strengthening the rosters of such members as Cali- fornia Golden Seals and Los Angeles Kings. The proposals are: Restrictions on the right of any team to trade away its future draft choices; a decrease in the number of players that may be protected in the intra-league draft, and the development of a formula by which teams rich in talent may make players available to the "have-not" teams for substantial cash payments. The idea of restricting draft-choice deals appeared to have andy capp SORRY I'M LATE, ASW, I 'Ab TO VISITA FRIENb OF MINE IN'OSPITAL- Kings upset St Louis Rookie Byers gets help Mike Byers, whose only previous 20-goal season as a pro was with three teams in 1967-68, hit the magic mark again Tuesday night with the help of Garry Unger. Byers, getting his first real shot at the National Hockey League, scored twice as Los Angeles upset St. Louis Blues 4-0 while Vancouver Canucks skated to a 3-3 tie with Montreal Canadiens in the only other league action. Tonight the Canadiens visit Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston's Fhil Esposito and Bobby Orr go after single season goal-scoring marks when the Bruins meet California Golden Seals at Oakland, Chicago Black Hawks entertain New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers visit Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis plays Minnesota North Stars. Byers, a 24-year-old Toronto native who was developed in the Maple Leaf system until he was traded to Philadelphia in 1969, scored No. 19 in the second period to give the Kings a 2-0 lead. No. 20 for the rookie was at Unger's expense when the St. Louis centre, attempting to block a Byers shot, carried the puck into the Blues goal past a startled goalie Glenn Hall. Byers, who turned pro in 1967, saw only limited action with Toronto and divided most of his time in the vast minor-pro system the Leafs had at that time. He scored only two goals in 10 games with the parent club but added 14 at Tulsa in the Central League and seven more with R o c h e s t e r of the American League. He was acquired by the Kings in an off-season trade with Philadelphia. The loss kept St. Louis, second in the West Division, 22 points behind leading Chicago. Rookie Danny Johnson scored his ninth of the year early in the third period to pull the Canucks even at Montreal. Earlier goals by rugged Rosaire Paiement had kept the Vancouver club in the game after Yvan Cournoyer, John Ferguson and Bob Shee-han had staked the Canadiens to a 3-1 lead. Esposito and Orr are one goal shy of equalling single season goal-scoring marks. Esposito has 57 goals, a record for centremen but one away from the record 58 set by Chicago's Bobby Hull in 1968-69. Orr's 32 goals are just one fewer than his record 33 of last year- ^ MONTREAL I VANCOUVER J First Period - 1. Montreal, Cournoyer 30 (Ferguson) 0:32; 1. Montreal, Ferguson 73 (Harper, Richard 1 4:21; 3. Vancouver, Paiement 24 (Wilklns, Boudrias) :38; 4. Montreal, Sheehan 1 (Larose, Tardlf) 12:26. Penalty- Schella 13:41. Second Period - 5. Vancouver, Paiement 25 (Boudrias, Schella) 13:26. Penalties - Tremblay 7:01, Tardlf 15:17, Kurtenbach 17:06. Third Period - 6. Vancouver, Johnson 1 (Tallon, Wilklns) 7:26. Penalties - Houlse 3:16, Schmautz, 11:15. Shots on goal by Vancouver..........10 10 11-33 Montreal ...........21 7 (-36 Attendance-17 767. LOS ANGELES 4 ST. LOUIS 0 First Period - 1. Los Angeles, Rav-llch 3, 4:17. Penalty - Marotte 0:27. Second Period - 2. Los Angeles, Byers 19 (Berry, Widing) 6:57. Penalties - Cahan 0:31, Huck 0:49, Mar-rotte 12:34. Third Period - 3. Los Angeles, Byers 20, 6:47; 4. Lonsberry 19, 16:13. Penalties - Lorentz 11:44. Shots on goal by Los Angeles......... 11 a 9-28 St. Louis ............10 7 11-28 Attendance-17,925. SYLBERT'S SHOES MEN'S COWBOY BOOTS PROMOTION SPECIAL PURCHASE of Texas Brand, H & H, and Boulet Sizes 6 to 12 - Regularly to 55.00 17 SPECIAL PURCHASE PRICE .00 to .00 CLEARANCE of Men's Hushpuppies, Playboys, and Dress Shoes Leathers and Suedes Ties and Slip-Ons Regularly 13.00. CLEARING AT . .99 YLBERT'S SHOES 505 4th Avenue S. Letlibriclge III.............. 1 Bowling Banter j AT CAPRI BOWL, Darlene Csaki continued to shine to take the women's bowler-of-the-week crown, .she took over high three in Speedys-Freels the week previous with a great 914 and came back this past week with another rousing per-formance to nab high single honors with 388. .Cec Bcaudry was the men's bowler-of-the-week, rolling his second 855 triple in succession with 304, 308 and 243 in Green's Shoes. . new league highs for the week included Fran Beresnek with a 192 average in St. Mike's, Ed Rossetti's 735 triple in Simpsons-Sears, Marie Smith with a 200 average in Sundquist Construction and Darlene Csaki's 388 single. In the Housewives' House Round, Sigrid Donkin, Linda Hovey, Arleen Reed, Betty Dionne and Opal Taylor combined to take the A event while Jo Krokosh, Mel Robertson, Nancy Prindle, Colleen Mandak and Rose Cropley won the B event. . these two teams plus six others from Capri compete today and Friday against Glendale winners with the top four teams advancing to the zone final in Medicine Hat. .Individual leaders in the four-game rolloff were Linda Hovey 278 and 942, Arleen Reed 278, Betty Dionne 272, Vera Nicholls 948 for four, Ev Krauss 307, Jean Fassey 968, Barbara Buijert 280 and Pat Norlin 282. ? ? ? Big guns for the week in league play included Bill Gor-zitza 331, Bill Hleucka 316 and 853 and Bruce Canfield 319 in Gordie's, Lyle Young 313 and 818 and Ken Malcomson 325 and 796 in AGT, Kent Leishman 326 in Young Adults, and Percy Smith 318 in St. Mike's while the gals were paced by Pat Plomp 305 and 736 and Marg Smith 290 and 730 in Mar-tinizing, Erma McGuire 298 in Green's, Marg Seefried 735 triple in Juniors and Linda Hovey 303 and 754 in Sundquist. AT GLENDALE BOWL, Sandy Scattergood blazed her way to the women's bowler-of-the-week honors with a sparkling effort that saw her post three 800-plus triples in a seven-day span, .she rolled 824, 814 and 801 with single games over the route of 341, 348, 356, 328 and 311. .for the nine-game set she averaged 271. .Brian Handerek got the nod as the men's bowler-of-the-week as he clicked for his best performance of the season, rolling 300, 226 and 303 for an 829 in IOF which exceeded his 188 average by 265 big pins. .Robin Wheeldon was also in a pin-battering mood in Commercial Men's, .he equalled the year's high single with a brilliant 405 and set a new high three of 927. Veteran Steve Pedersen was also on the beam in Commercial Men's with a 912 triple while Randy Wolstoncroft hit for an 855. .other standouts for the week included Opal Taylor with 319 and 811 in Shoppers World, Betty Paterson 322 ��d Elfreda Wiens 300 and 780 in the same league, Ruby Oseen 327 in Hay Agencies, Dot Bulpitt 313 in Higa's and Mert Qually 307 in Chinook Stationers. ? * * In YBC play the bantam leaders were Bob Rapuano 162 and a 307 double, Dave Wells 198 and 349, Darren Flexhaug 155 and 301, Monty Verhulst 168, Debbie Anderson 186 and 354, Brian Jackson 203 and 362, Gordon Besseling 181 and 353, Darren Toth 223 and 418, Mark Trebble 204 and 344, Neal Nishigawa 211 and 331, Doug Vogt 194 and 342 and Ken Nagy 184 and 341. .A mixed doubles tournament is billed for Glendale in April, a scratch affair with a combined average limit of 470. .call the desk for more information. ft Minor hockey Ron Simmons was a standout for the Black Hawks as he allowed his club a 5-5 tie with the Marlands in a Bantam "B" contest played last night. Simmons tallied twice in both the second and third periods for Warriors to \ host Brooks Lethbridge Warriors will play host to Brooks Legionnaires tonight at the Civic Centre at 8:30. The game will be the first in a best-of-three semi - final in the Southern Alberta Juvenile League. Warriors finished the league unbeaten and captured first place while the Legionnaires finished in third spot. a four goal performance in the hard - fought affair. He also setup Barry Peterson which gave his club the draw. The Marlands who led 1-0 after the first and 3-2 after the second period were paced by Lome Osmond with two goals and Scott Jarvie, LeRoy Pavan and Cliff Miyashiro who added singletons. Bruce Besplug, Jeff Ennis and Darren Ramage each scored once and Mark Tokariuk proved unbeatable as the Tigers blanked the Totems 3-0 in Pee Wee action. Tokariuk registered his sixth shutout of the season. In Midget play the Eskimos and Ti-Cats played to a 3-3 draw. Lyle Vogel, Trevor Kinsey and Byron Lee scored for the Eskimos while John Milroy, George Irvine and Bob Spitzer replied for the Ti-Cats. been spurred by the last-place Seals' action in trading their top choice in the amateur draft to Montreal Canadiens for immediate player help. The offer under consideration for the Pittsburgh franchise came from brothers James E. and William E. Fuller and James Stirling, all of Detroit, and Management Control Corp., headed by William Blair, which has its headquarters in East Liverpool, 30 miles from Pittsburgh. C- ..npbell, who disclosed almost a dozen other bids also had been received, described this one as a "takeout offer"- meaning the purchasers would assume the Penguins' net liabilities of about $5.2 million. It also meets the NHL's stipulation that the franchise remain in Pittsburgh. "We don't believe in carpet-bagging franchises," said the league president. "We have turned down all offers involving any move of the franchise." The proposed deal has an unusual codicil-that Tom Cousins, sports impresario in Atlanta, Ga., be given right of first refusal of an NHL franchise when and if there is another round of expansion. ARENA STARTED Cousins, owner of Atlanta Hawks basketball team, has started construction of an ultramodern sports arena in Atlanta and wants a hockey franchise. In the meantime he has agreed to help finance the Fuller-Stir-ling-Bkir purchase at Pittsburgh. Campbell said there is "no possibility" of further NHL expansion before 1973-74. Cousins would bave to pay whatever price and accept whatever terms are set for the next expansion round, and give up- his financial interest in the Pittsburgh franchise when awarded an Atlanta franchise. The proposals for strengthening the weaker teams appeared headed for a rough time. "I don't object to anyone getting help, but I want to study carefully how it is done," said Wren Blair, general manager of Minnesota North Stars. He indicated there is some feeling that the other teams created by expansion in 1967 should not be penalized because they drafted players more astutely or made better deals than did the Oakland and Los Angeles franchises. Campbell acknowledged to reporters there might be difficulty in deciding which teams should sell players and which be given the right to buy for cash. "But the clubs must face the issue of self-interest in getting people to attend games," he said. He said the newest expansion teams, Vancouver and Buffalo, still have special draft privileges, and did not include them in the "have-not" category. The president said over-all league attendance has been excellent, but that Oakland is a real trouble spot, with an attendance average of about 6,000. "I think improvement of the Oakland situation depends on improvement in player and management personnel." He said he had several times urged Charles O. Finley, the baseball man who owns the Golden Seals, to strengthen his front office. Pittsburgh attendance has increased 58 per cent over last year, putting the club in the black but not providing enough income to retire its debts, said Campbell. Jack Riley, acting president of the Penguins, said attendance is up 100,000 this year in the 12,580-seat Civic Arena. The league president had these comments on other hockey topics: -"Organ music is a distinct asset at a hockey game-as long as it is played at a proper volume and not when play is in progress." -"I think the refereeing has improved considerably over-all. However we do not have any super-referees as we once did . .. such as Bill Chadwick." He also acknowledged that the league is making a conscious effort to hire bigger men as ice officials, "for the psychological advantage." JUNIOR 'A' HOCKEY LETHBRIDGE ARENA FRIDAY, MARCH 12th-8;30 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 13th-8:30 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 14th-2:00 p.m. (If Necessary) IETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS VS EDMONTON MAPLE LEAFS ADMISSION PRICES ADULTS S1.50 - STUDENTS S1.00 WITH CARDS CHILDREN 50C Advance tickets en sale at CENTRE VILLAGE MALL (East End) THURSDAY Noon-8:30 p.m.; FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. LEAVES NEW YORK-Muhammad Ali makes a clenched fist as he leaves New York Tuesday in his mobile van. Ali is nursing a swollen right jaw after losing the heavyweight title fight to Joe Frazier in New York's Madison Square Garden, Monday night. Frazier retained his title with the 15 round decision. Argonauts are hopeful TORONTO (CP) - Leo Cahill still holds some hope of hiring Russ Jackson now mat his first choice for a new Toronto Argonauts quarterback has been signed by Miami Dolphins. Cahill had hoped he could lure Notre Dame quarterback Joe Theissman to the Canadian Football League but the Argo coach had to scratch the name from his list of hopefuls after Thiessman signed with the National Football League Dolphins Monday. But Cahill says he still is negotiating with a couple of other United States college prospects who might be able to take the quarterback job from last year regulars Tom Wilkinson and Don Jonas. q^.^. �. �- ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCOR NATIONAL Boston New York Montreal .. Toronto ... Buffalo ... Detroit ... Vancouver , Chicago ... St. Louis ... Minnesota . Phlla....., Pittsburgh . Los Angeles California LEAGUE East Division W L T . . il8 10 7 .... 4i 14 n . .. 34 18 13 ... 33 27 6 .... 18 36 13 ... . 19 35 10 .. . 18 40 7 West Division ... 42 15 8 . ... 27 22 16 .. . 24 29 14 .. .. 24 29 12 ... .20 30 16 19 34 12 17 45 5 F A Pts 324 1,64 103 216 137 93 239 177 81 221 181 72 177 249 49 175 236 48 174 248 43 237 154 174 172 163 197 178 190 188 195 193 252 161 256 SCORING LEADERS Esposito, Do] ...... Orr, Bos.......... Bucyk, Bos....... Hodge, Bos........ B. Hull, Chi........ Ullman, Tor ...... Cashman, Bos .. .. Keon, Tor......... Beliveau, Mtl...... Stanfield, Bos...... Tkaczuk, NY ...... Perreault, Buf...... Ratelle, NY....... McKenzie, Bos..... Miklta, Bos........ G A Pts Pirn ..57 67 124 SB ... <14 84 116 79 ... 44 50 94 4 . . 40 53 93 95 . 40 44 84 . 29 47 76 20 50 70 85 34 35 69 2 21 44 65 30 ..21 42 62 . 20 42 62 . 34 27 61 .. 25 36 61 . 23 38 61 . 18 43 61 AMERICAN LEAGUE Eastern Division W L T F A Pts Montreal ... . 24 26 12 194 205 60 Quebec....... 23 24 13 177 188 59 Providence .,.21 26 11 199 218 53 Springfield ... 20 30 8 200 24B 52 Western Division Baltimore ... . 35 15 7 220 171 77 Cleveland ... . 29 22 7 216 167 65 Hershey ...... 22 27 10 188 183 54 Rochester ... . 21 27 10 178 192 52 HOCKEY SCORES National Vancouver 3 Montreal 3 Los Angeles 4 St. Louis 0 American Providence S Montreal 1 Central Fort Worth 4 Amarillo 1 International Des Moines 5 Dayton 2 Saskatchewan Senio* Saskatoon 6 Moose Jaw 2 Western International Cranbrook 4 Spokane 3 Best-of-seven semi-final tied 2-1 Thunder Bay Junior Marrs 11 Hurricanes 0 Marrs wins best-of-seven final 4-1 Manitoba Junior Winnipeg 6 St. James 0 St. James leads best-of-seven guar-ter-ftnat 3-2 West Klldonan 10 St. Boniface 3 St. Bqnlfiace leads best - of - seven quarter-final 3-2 Portage la Prairie 6 Selkirk 2 Selkirk leads best-of-seven quarterfinal 3-2 Western Canada Winnipeg 9 Brandon 4 Swift Current 6 Regina 4 Estevan 5 Edmonton 2 Alberta Junior Calgary 6 Red Deer 5 Red Deer leads best-of-seven semifinal 2-1 PRO BASKETBALL NBA Phoenix 114 Detroit 108 Seattle 114 New York 99 Chicago 110 Milwaukee 103 Baltimore 107 Los Angles 95 Boston 134 San Francisco 112 Philadelphia 124 Cleveland 113 ABA New York 132 Virlginia 120 Utah 122 Floridans 112 Denver 146 Texas 127 30,000 MILE WRITTEN GUARANTEE ON SUPREME 150 TIRES Full 4 ply - Polyester Cord 8.25x14 or 8.25x15 33 .95 Other sizes priced comparably , ELRICH TIRE LTD. 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