Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tueidoy, March 14, 1972 THE IFTHBRIDG! HERAID I j t, u vv T L ,7 Communily Col- leg. Kodiaks won the 4-West basketball title over the weekend competing aaomst Colleges from the four prairie The winners are, front row, left to right, Gary Williams, Gil Wosnack, Rick Noilson, Allen Pard, Canadiens edge Flyers 2-1 end Alec Dudaj. Middle row, left to right, Curt Wolsey, Harley Frank, Paul Blogorodow, Rob Mossey, Bruce Millls and slatisliciar, Dennis Sheri- dan. Back, left to right ore, assistant coach Ben Brooks, Durant James, coach Tarn Karren, Kendon Eakett and manager Jack linderman Richard frustrated, throws his sticl MONTREAL (CP) For Henri Richard, the 1071-72 Na- tional Hockey League season has been especially frustrating. Take Montreal Canadiens' 2-1 win over Philadelphia Flyers Monday night i'or example. With 10 seconds left in the game, Richard, the Canadiens' team captain, picked up a puck at the Ilabs' line and fired it to- wards the vacant Flyers' goal. The puck missed the yawning twine by 15 feet and Richard's stick flew out of his hand in dis- gust. It missed the net too. Richard has scored only 10 times so far this season. Last year he scored 12. "First, let's get it straight that I'm not said Richard. "But it is a fact that I've never been on a power play. "When you're on the power play, you're sure to get an odd easy goal or an assist. When you do, you loosen up and get your confidence back. Right now, I've lost my confidence." FAVELL SHARP The Canadiens generally had difficult time getting anything past Philadelphia goalie Doug Favell.who was sharp as he turned aside 31 of 33 drives. Jacques Lemaire opened the scoring for Montreal 33 seconds alter the opening faceoff. Sixty- four seconds later, Philadel- phia's Bobby Clarke scored his 30th goal of the year to even the count. Then with only 54 seconds re- maining in the game, Frank Mahovlich fired his 36th goal of the season for Montreal's third win against Fred Shero's club this year. The Flyers won two other meetings and one ended in a tie. Mahovlich had been robbed by Favell on what seemed cer- tain scores earlier in the game but was finally rewarded for his efforts. His goal came after Guy Lafleur let a dangerous shot go at Favell, wrestled the rebound from the Philadelphia defence and slipped the puck to Mahov- lich who was 15 feet in front of the goal. With Flyers defenceman Ed Van Impe covering him, Mahov- lich faked a shot and Van Impe slipped. Then the big winger moved over a couple of steps and fired a backhander into the net. Favell, who had won five of his last six starts, banged his stick in disgust. Favell, who had stomach cramps as a result of eating a pastrami sandwich Sunday night, said he expected Mahov- lich to shoot. "I never saw the Fav- ell said. "I could feel it go off the edge of my pad hut I never saw it." The Canadiens-Flyers game was the first NHL game held on a Monday night in Montreal in 21 years. On Feb. 29, 1951, the Canadiens played New York Orr closes in on Ratelle Chicago trio leads way MONTREAL (CP) The Chi- cago Black Hawks' netminding trio of Tony Esposito, Gerry Desjardins and Gary Smith have strengthened their lead in the Vezina Trophy race in the National Hockey League. Statistics released by the NHL show the Black Hawks have been scored on 147 times in 69 games for a 2.13 goals-against average. Minnesota North Stars and New York Rangers are tied for second with a 2.35 average while Boston Bruins are fourth with a 2.43 average. The Rangers' Ed Giacomin and Gilles Villemure have been scored on 160 times in 68 games while Minnesota's Giimp Wor- sley, Ccsare Maniago and Gilles Gilbert have allowed 153 goals in fi7 games. Gerry Cheevcrs and Eddie Johnston, the Bruins goal- fenders, have allowed 168 goals in 69 games. Although Boston's goaltending brilliance has dimmed in recent iveeks, Cheevers has managed to maintain a remarkable record. He now has gone 28 games without losing. His last defeat came Nov. 10 at Chicago when the Hawks beat the Bruins 3-1. Since then, Cheevers has 21 wins and seven ties, bringing liis over-all record to 24-3-7. However, Montreal's Ken Dryden has the most victories among the league's goalies. Dryden has appeared hi 37 o! Montreal's 42 victories and all 13 games the Habs have tieci The six foot, four inch native of Islington, Ont.r has participated in only six of Montreal's 14 de- feats. Chicago's Esposito has played in 27 of his club's 41 wins. He has lost 10 games and played in six ties. In the scoring race, Boston's Phil Esposito now has a 12-point lead over Jean Ratelle of New York Rangers as the schedule heads into its final three weeks, Esposito has 59 goals and 62 assists for 121 points while Ra- telle has 46 goals and 63 assists for 109 points. Ratelle is side- lined for the rest of the NHL regular season with a broken ankle. Defenceman Bobby Orr of Boston now is only two points behind Ratelle to third spot. Orr Stars sign ahead MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Min- nesota North Stars of the Na- tional Hockey League an- nounced Monday the signing of Tour more players to contracts for next season, General Manager Wren Blair said those signed included de- fenceman Barry Gibbs, centre Dennis Hextall and Buster Har- vey and Fred Barrett, both playing for Cleveland Barons ol American Hockey league. has 75 assists to go along with 32 goals, Vic Hadfield of New York Is fourth with 94 points on 41 goals and 53 assists while Montreal's Frank Mahovlich, who scored liis 36th goal in Canadiens' 2-1 win over Philadelphia Flyers Monday, is sixth with 83 points with 47 assists to go with his goal total. He holds a two-point lead over Bobby Hull of Chicago, who has 43 goals and 38 assists. Hull, a 15-year veteran, needs only three goals to reach the 600 mark to regular-season play. Last week, Philadelphia's Bobby Clarke was the leading point-getler, picking up three goals and five assists. Clarke started off this week with his 30th goal of the season in '.he Flyers' loss to Montreal and now is in 11th spot with 30 goals and 40 assists for 70 points. SCORING LEADERS Esposilo, Bos Rflfelle, NY Orr, Boi Hadfield, NY Gilberl, NY........ F. Ma'vlicfi, Mil R. Hull, Chi........ Courncyer, Mtl Bucyk, Bos......, sranfield, Boi GAP) 59 67 1 46 63 1 32 75 1 1 Pirn 21 tii 09 a 38 41 30 27 44 ea 31 81 K 71 13 71 4 Redmond, Del..... Park, NY......... Martin, Chi....... Lemalre, Ml! Warlin, Bui Pcrreaull, Buf Dionne, DcT....... Ullmai, Tor...... D. Hull, Chi Berenson, Del...... iVlttila, Chi 40 29 69 69 32 47 119 n 44 it 51 27 40 tn It, 41 2i 66 ie 23 41 64 20 ?3 41 6J 1C 91 43 64 24 35 37 61 R V 31 1} II 35 36 4D Rangers with Queen Elizabeth Princess Prince Philip in the crowd. MONTREAL 1 PHILADELPHIA 1 First period I. Lemalre n Bouchard) Phila- delphia, Clarke 30, Penalties Foley Flett Hughes Second Period No scoring. Penal- fles None. Third Period 3 Montreal, P. Mahovllch 36 (Lalleur, Lemslre) Penalties Wafsoi P. MalKjvlicTi Polvln Shols on goal by Philadelphia 14 n 7-39 Monlreal 13 10 10-3J Attendance Punches thrown at camp Met's in sprm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tire National Hockey League has clamped down so hard on brawling that you have to turn to baseball to find a good hockey fight. And what more logical place to look for a hockey under the Florida Sim than in the spring camp of the once zany New York Mels? The altercation between out- fielder Tim Foli and coach Joe Pignatano occurred following an apparent misunderstanding over tickets to a minor-league hockey playoff match Sunday night. Pignatano is reported to have asked that eight tickets be left in his name and that of man- ager Gil Hodges, but when he arrived only two tickets were there. Foli and some other play- ers were occupying the rest of the seats. Foli and Piganatano had words before Monday's 9-8 exhi- bition" over Detroit Ti- gers and each man is reported to have thrown a punch before coaches Yogi Berra, Eddie Yost and Billy Connors broke it up. Hodges discussed the matter with both combatants and said no disciplinary action would be taken. SEAVER IN TROUBLE But the really bad news for the Mets came when star pitcher Tom Seaver reported stiffness in his shoulder for the second time in three days. Seaver, who was scratched from a scheduled turn on the mour.d Sunday, threw batting practice instead and the shoul- der stiffened again overnight. The Mets' batting star against Detroit was rookie John Milner, who homered in the seventh in- ning and capped a three-run eighth with an RBI single. Los Angeles Dodgers got super pitching for the second day in a row. Al Downing, Mike Strahler and Jim Brewer had a tough act to John, BUI Singer and Pete Rich- ert hurled a one-hitter Sunday against Atlanta they settled for a two-hit 2-1 triumph over Cincinnati Reds. Pittsburgh Pirates broke out of a brief losing streak with a three-run rally in the eighth in- ning, climaxed by Richie Zisks's two-run homer, for a 6-5 victory over Chicago White Sox. Baltimore Orioles, who man- aged only one run in each o( their previous two contest, scored four times in the third inning and trimmed Texas Spencer out for season TORONTO (CP) Toronto Maple Leafs announced Monday that left-winger Brian Spencer has been sidelined for the re- mainder of the National Hockey League season with a broken knee cap. A team spokesman said Spen- cer struck his left knee against the boards late in the third pe- riod of a game here Saturday night against California Golden Seals. "He finished the game Satur- day night and travelled with us to Minnesota Sunday night but he wasn't able to play against Ihe North Stars. "He'll have an operation on [he knee probably Wednesday and he's out for the rest of the season." The 22-year-old native of Fort SI, James, B.C., has been a fa- vorite of the fans at Maple Leaf Gardens since he first joined the team last season. This season, he was relegated to spot duty and didn't score a goal and was sent down to the Leafs' Central Hockey League farm club at Tulsa Jan. 14. His fans here missed him and s sign demanding "Bring Spinner Back" often appeared in the Gardens. He rejoined the Leafs March 1 and scored his first goal of the season three nights later in a game here against Los An- geles Kings. training n a n g e rs 5-2. Boog Powell stroked a pair of RBI singles. Newly-acquired Lc e May rapped out three hits, as did Roger Mctzger, as Houston As- tros downed the .winless St. Louis Cardinals 4-2. Orlando Ce- peda played six innings but didn't really have to (est his worrisome knee in Atlanta's 1-0 squeaker over New York Yan- kees. Blue Moon Odom, trying (o come back from an elbow ail- ment and a gunshot wound, worked two scoreless Innings against Cleveland but Ihe Indi- ans had already battered Ken Holtzman for all their runs en route to a 7-G triumph over Oak- land Athletics. San Diego Padres ripped 13 hits, including home runs by Jerry Morales and Larry Stahl, and pounded San Francisco Giants 9-3. Clu'cago Cubs got strong pitch- scoreless innings from Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham, key hits by Jenkins and Ken Rudolph and trounced Milwaukee Brewers 12-2. Rogelio Moret pitched three shutout innings as Boston Red Sox nipped Philadelphia Phillies 3-2. Kansas City Royals snapped a tie on sixth-inning doubles by Amos Otis and Lou Piniella and downed Montreal Expos 4-2. Five pitchers combined for a two-hitter as the minor league Salt Lake City team surprised the parent California Angels 2-fl. Cleveland's B squad edged Hiro- shima Carp of the Japanese League 6-5. LABOY IN LEG CAST WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Montreal Expos have announced that third baseman Coco Laboy's right leg will bo placed in a cast for a period of one week "as a healing aide." Laboy has been experiencing some discomfort from a spring training strain of the right knee. The knee was injured while Laboy played winter baseball in Puerto Rico. Because when you need a truck, you need more than a truck. When you need a truck, you need II now. And with the huge Hertz standby fleet, you're sure of getting What's more, Hertz truck specialists make sure It's the right truck for the job. 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With graphs, photographs and elaborate printed literature, the group has been seeking to con- vince the MIL governors that Cincinnati is an ideal market for hockey in all respects from location to personal income of Ihe residents. Brian E. Heeking, a young lawyer who is president of the Cincinnati group, says a fran- chise must be assured, however, before the city can proceed with construction of a new SI5 mil- lion arena near Riverfront Stad- ium, new home of the Cincinnati Reds of the Nalional Baseball League. The NHL governors consi- dered some "troublesome items" Monday and will con- tinue their deliberations today, Campbell said. The problems are thought to include a Players Association demand for a share for each member of the team win- ning the Stanley Cup, compared with Ihe present Campbell noted that post-sea- son awards have been exempted from U.S. wage and price con- trols but that there has not yet been an equivalent permission to increase NFiL, prices to cover higher awards. Application had been made and "we anticipate favorable he said. OPPOSE GAMBLING Campbell disclosed that the NHL would join oilier profes- sional sports in opposing New York stale proposals to legalize gambling on team sports. "We are resisting this devel- opment because of the possible evil consequences or he said, mentioning the risk of scandals. "Any loss of public confidence would be tremen- dously damaging lo sport.'' An amendment lo the state constitution and approval by public referendum would be re- quired to legalize gambling. Campbell believed this could not be carried out before The NHL security division has been working on plans lo im- prove security in arenas and Campbell said reports will be made to franchise owners at the end of the season. Improve- ments might include structural changes to protect players and officials passing from dressing rooms to the ice. The governors arc to discuss loday the proposed affiliation of Ihe Western and Central Hockey Leagues. Campbell said he had no knowledge of a report the Oak- land Seals are for sale. The gov- ernors had not authorized any such move. Campbell and three others re- ceived Lester Patrick Awards Monday night at a banquet. 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