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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Thuradoy, Morch 15, 1973 THE LETHBRIOCE HERALD 13 Oilers still in chase for playoff berflv Habs, Hawks bring about more daylight By RON SUDLOW Canadian Press Shift Writer Two-goal performances by Jacques Lemaire ot Montreal and Jim Pappin of Cliicago helped the National Hockey League division leaders put more daylight between iliem- selves and sccoixl-place clubs Wednesday night. Lemaire boosted his season goal output to 40 as the visiting Canadiens dumped Detroit Red Wings 5-3 while Pappin's pair paced the Black Hawks to a 4-2 triumph over New York Rangers. The Montreal victory left the Canadiens 13 points ahead oC the Rangers in the Eastern Di- vision and Chicago moved 10 points ahead of Philadelphia in the West as the Flyers absorbed a 5-1 pasting by Toronto Maple Leafs. The two top teams in each di- vision have eight games re- maining. In other games, Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a five-game losing streak by nipping the Kings 3-2 at Los Angeles; St. Louis Blues and the Flames played to a 1-1 tie at Atlanta, and visiting Vancouver Canucks beat the troubled Oakland Seals 5-2. Tonight, Boston Bruins have a chance to grab a share of sec- Alberta "A" boys' hoop finals set to go Friday Deadly pair Randy Royer, left, and Peter Sikora have been Ihe driving force behind the Catholic Central Cougars all season and coach Dean Dah! hopes their scoring efforts last through the Alberla "A" Boys' high school champion- The door way to the 1973 Al- berta "A" boys' high school basketball championship title will be left open for eight pro- vincial teams on the weekend. The eight teams will compete In a two-day modified double- knockout tourney which will get under way at the Lelh- bridge Collegiate Institute Fri- day night and conclude Satur- day. The eight teams include the Bponie Doon Lancers and Harry Ainlay Titans from Edmonton, Sir Winston Churchill Bull- dogs and Crescent Heights Cow- hoys of Calgary, Red Deer Lindsay Thurber Red "Devils, Grande Prairie Trojans, the de- fending champion Lethbridge Catholic Central Cougars and Magrath Zeniths. Boouie Doon and Grande Prairie will officially open the two-day final playoff series. Fri- day afternoon at four o'clock and wilj be followed by another tilt at p m. when Sir Winston Churchill takes Harry Ainlay. OPEN DEFENCE The Cougars will open de- fence to their title at p.m. meeting Crescent Heights while Lindsay Thurber and the Zeniths will hit the floor at 9 p.m. to conclude first day proceed- ings. The losers of Friday's round will drop to the consolation River, a club from the central west zone and tentatively the Coaldale Kate Andrews Gaels. Coaldale is scheduled to take on. St, Mary's at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. Marks in sight for two clubs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston Celtics won their 60th game of the National Basketball Association season night and Hie Philadelphia 76ers lost their 67tb. The Celtics can tie the NBA record for victories set by Los Angeles Lakers last season with 69 by winning their remaining games. All tile 76crs have to do to set an NBA record for most losses in one season is to lose one game out of their remain- ing nine. The Celtics beat Baltimore Bullets 111-107 and the 76ers fell to Phoenix Suns 120-114. In the only other NBA game, Los Angeles beat Detroit 122- 121. John Havlicck's four points in the final 15 seconds was the margin of victory for the Celt- ics. Havlicek made a fall away jump shot with two defenders hounding him with 15 seconds remaining to break a 107-iW tie. Jo-Jo White lied Havlicek for scoring honors with 27 including some clutch baskets in the fourth period. Hie Bullets, down most of the fourth period, came charging back to witlun four at 105-101 with remaining as Mike Riordan, who scored 15 of his game high 34 points in the final period, scored on a three point play. The 76ers overcame a 19 point deficit late in the third quarter and tied their game with the Suns at 96 all. The lead changed hands seven times from that point on. ships set to start al Ihe LCI Friday. Eerni-finals set for a.m. oaturaay moru-tng the winners will ad- Bowlina to the championship semi-finals on Up for 12 o'clock noon and p.m. COBSO! ation fin als will :APRt luvale 284 Steve a 3 p.m. starting time SENIOR Bob Olshaski 301, Dot Olsha-Efci 255 Jeanelte Smeed the third place final is Toffle Oseckl 255, Vaughan Tennant Henry Bechfhcld 257, jack Nun-veiter 241, Dave Oliver 237, Helen Weels 234, Lorella Loot 241. JUNIOR for p.m. and the championship final at 9 p.m. rVtfran 22J, Rose Nunweiler 237, Ellen Johnson 247, Mary Ward 247 Kay Davlson 3fll, Maria Tuk Glvlns 285, Setersen 250 DJacne Corfcefr ?a? OX1, Nina Sindlinger 309 the Alherta "B" boys' high school basketball HIGA'S Kae Mann 276 Kalhy Mueller 576, LorrainQ Persley 294 279, Dorolhy Sorenson 250 Leah Gerta W, Elaine Tomp-klns 254, Marg Seefried 251 finals are scheduled to go in Calgary this Marg Mlchalenko 270, Suian Ludwlg croff 291 Marq Held 309 Annette Neville 237, Marlenc Marlene Parasehak wi, Bea teams will partake in a 2fi3 (7241, Grace Franz 258, Ool Anderson 303 Marg 265 Je.inelfe Smeed 254 Audrey Hanncn 248, MatKl StucJcart 259 event %Wch gets under way Friday and terminates Emanuel Schife 2MS, Linda Malcom-scn 301 Bob Bennett 273, Gill McTlghe 253, Nadine Kovacs 221, Jutiy HsrfiacJc 725, Bill Hfeucka 231, Bearti 321 Jean Passey 271 Karren Taylor 257, Jean Christie 247 Teams entered in the championship playoff tourney consist Schmslz 22i, Ken Garrily Mike Stevens Block 285, Jim 2i5, Ron 303, Herb Ellerman 242, Ed Rosseffl 263 (7121, Jack Calgary Queen Elizabeth, Vulcan, Brooks, Tofield, Dray- KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Gary Tunbrfdge 305 Reg Ar-nold 326 (8121, Karl Phillips 277 Bernice HarUey 238, Audrey Able 241, Ann Serbv 223, Bernice Kaminski 207, Dot Russell 210, ValHanson Valley, Edmonton St. Mary's Vegreville, Peace What's New in Trailering from PREBCO? NO MONOX Detects trie presence of deadly carbon monoxide be- QQ fore it can be harmful. For use in CAR BOAT HOME g OFFICE FACTORY ONLY AVAILABLE NOW AT PREBCO 4th Avenue North West of the Gas Company Nl summaries MONTREAL 5, DETROIT 3 First Period 1. Montreal, Rich- art) 8, PenflHtes Llbett Bouchard Houte Second Period 2. Detroit, Boueha 10 (Berenson, T. Bergman) 3. Montreal, LapolMe 18 [F. Matiovlkh, Richard) Penalties G. Bsrg- ian Lafleur, Third Period 4. Montreal, Le- mire 39 5. Montreal, Wilson 14 (Lemalre) 6. Detroit, Redmond 44 (Berenson, Delvecchtol 7. Detroit, Collins (Boueha) 8. Montreal, 40 (Drydan) Penally Robinson Shots on goal by a n n Detroit 11 u is-M ATLANTA V ST. LOUIS 1 First period 1. St. Loirff, Planf< 12 (MeiYick) O'Shea 2152, PlEger Second Period No scoring. Penal- ties paradise Qufnn Third Period 2. Richard 13 (Bennett) Penalty Plager 1UH. Shols on goal by Altanta 11 02 11-18 CHICAGO 4, NY RANGERS X First Perfod I. Chicago, Korol 30 (Bdckslrom) 2. Rangers, Ir vine 7 [Stemkowskn 3. Chicago, Pappm 3d (Korab, AnsotN) Pen- Magnuson ftolfe Sel- ling Second Period 4. Chicago, Angst- If 13 (Wlaki, While) 5. Rangers, Gilbert 23 (Park, Kadfield) Pen- allfes Sfemtawsklj BacK- strom Third Period 6. Chicago, Pappin 37 [Martin, Stapleton) Penalties Carr minor, major, Park game mis- rfonduct, Magnuscn minor malor Rvsssll Shots on goal by Rangers 13 11 M Chfcago 8 9 12-29 TORONTO 5, PHILADELPHIA 1 First Period 1. Toronto, Kehoe 30 (Sittler, Ullman) 2. Toronlo, Keen 31 (Thompson, <3risdaie) Penalties Saleskl Dupcre Forller majors Clarke SMALL TALf{ SAVE MINI-MATS DYNATRONIC STEREO SPEAKERS 14.95 TRANSISTORIZED INTERCOM SYSTEM Ideal for home; office or camper Insinuation. Priced From S14 95 ONIY O.95 Red, Blue. Gold MARCH and 17th SLOTTED RAILY STYLE CUSTOM AIR CLEANERS SKI-CARRIERS BABY MOON HUB CAPS TACHOMETERS-GAUGES LO-MOUNT TRUCK MIRRORS LICENSE FRAMES CLOTHES RODS VANITY MIRRORS SNACK TRAYS ORION SEAT COVERS FROM 8 TRACK TAPE CADDY BEVERAGE HOLDER Ideal for Auto or Boat 98c MIDLAND AUTO SUPPLY TRUCK FLAPS 12" x 18" 4.45 Also 24" x 30" 8.95 (71) LTD. 421 5th ST. SO., IETHBRIDGE Second Period 3. Phiradelphla MacLeish 44 (Dornhocler) Toronto, Ferguson B (Jarjy) 17: W None. Third Period S. Toronto, Lundrl- .an 1 [Ultman, WicKenny) 6. To- ronto, Sltller 24 (Forlier) allies Fortter FtefJ -larke Sholi on goal by Philadelphia u Toronto 15 9 PITTSBURGH 3, LOS ANGELES 2 Flrsl Period 1. Pitfsburgh, Mc- onough M CSchock, Burrows) Los Angeles, Berry 33 (Bernlcr, Wldlns) PenaltlEs Long Burrows Edeilcand Second Period 3- Los Angeles, Goring 24 (Atoloney, Bernfer) 4, Pittsburgh, Apps 75 tMacDonard Shack) Penalties Harper Harper Third Period 5, PHUburgh, Shack 21 (Apps, MacDonald) penalties hots on goal by sbcroh Uos Angelts s 17 a; O 12 47 VANCOUVER 5, CALIFORNIA 1 First Period i. California, Mott S (Graves, Ir57; 2. Vancou- ver, Botrdflas 28 (Kearns, Lemfeux' PenalllM Wll son, Leach K a r n s Graves Second Period 3. Vancouver, Sen mauFz 34 (Boudrias, Tannahill) Vancouver, Wright 5 (Wilkins 1 1 :27; 5. Vancouver, e Wright) Penalties Stewart Smllh Third Period 6. California, Leach 21 Smllh) 7 Vancouver, Boudrias 29 (Schmstftz Kearns, Lwch Wilkins Johnston, Lemlfiu; La framboise Shots oo goal by y 17 7_a Cardstoii host hoop final Cardston is the sight of the M73 Alberla senior B m basketball finals. Commencing Friday evening at eight teams will begin play (or the provincial title in eluding the host Kcarls West era port of Oardsfon. All o the action in the two day event takes place at the Cards- ton High School gym. Joining Kearls will be two teams from Calgary, Host Rent-A-Car and YMCA Ham mers, Raymond Merchants Red Deer RCMP, Pincher Creek and two from Edmonton Certified Rentals and thi Chieftans. Pincher Creek and Host open the playoff at Friday fol lowed by the Rammers and Raymond Merchants at eight o'clock. The game sees Kearls, the City Men's Basket ball League champs, meeting Red Deer while at nine Satur- day morning the two Edanon ton clubs lock horns. The consolation final, follow ing a full day of action, is sc for with the primary fina set to go at eight o'clock. pnd when they baltle the Sabres in Buffalo and Lhe Leafs visit the North Stars at Minnesota. Both Lemaire and Pappin are enjoying their best seasons in the league. Lemaire, a speedy centre with a sizzling slapshot, also picked up an assist to move into fifth place in the individual scoring race. The 27-year-old native of La- Salle, Que., has surpassed his production of 81 points last year; he now has 45 assists in addition to his 40 goals for 85 points. Pappin, the rangy right- winger from is right behind Mm in sixth place with 37 goals and 46 assists for 83 points. Pippin's previous best year was 1968-69, his first with the Hawks following a trade with Toronto for defenceman Pierre Pilote. The Canadiens struck for three-third-period by disappoint a record Olympia crowd of at De- troit. Lemaire's second goal was fired into an empty net as Ca- nadiens' goalie Ken Dryden earned his third assist of the season. Other Montreal scorers were Henri Hichard, Guy Lap- ointe and Murray Wilson. Henry BoHcha, Mickey Red- mond, with his 44th, and Bill Collins tallied for the Wings who remained one point ahead of the Sabres in fourth. The Hawks were never beliincl as Cliff Koroll, with his 30th, and Lou Angotti completed the Chicago scoring while Ted Ir vine and Rod Gilbert counted for the Rangers. Hawk defenceman Keith Mag- nuson and Rangers' Gene Carr exchanged blows in the fhird period with Magnuson scoring a clean knockdown. Ranger Brar Park then jumped on Magnuson and earned a game miscondue for being the third man in a fighl. Boisterous Eddie SiiacV. urned on his former team by scoring the winner 'ifh remaining for th 'enguins as the Kings' playof hances were jolted. The loss eft them four points behind St Louis. Al McDonough, another for mer King, gave the Penguins a lead and Syl Apps, with hi, 26th of the season, was thi other Pittsburgh triggerman Bob Berry, on a power play ind Butch Goring scored for the Kings. SEALS UNHAPPY Bobby Schmaulz, John Wrigh and Orland Kurtenbach scorer in a span of two minutes and 4 seconds in the second period t give the Canucks a 4-1 bulg jver the listless Seals. Andr Boudrias opened and closed th scoring for Vancouver. Earlier in the day, six Sea' said they'll jump to the riva World -Hockey Association un less the team gets a new coac and owner Charlie Finley open up his chequebook for new play ers. The Seals, who have onl 11 games and are last in th West, lost 11 players to the ne league this year. The discontented playei were not identified in news paper reports because they s; they feared reprisals. At Toronto, the Leafs conti ucd in their role of spoilers b winning their third game four starts as Hick Keha scored his 30th goal and Dav Keon celebrated his 900th NHL game with his 31st. The two goals came 14 sec- onds apart -near the end of the first period. Rick MacLeish spoiled Gord McRae's shutout bid with his 44th of the season. Jacques Richard scored on a breakaway late in the third pe- riod to allow the Flames to sal- vage the tie with Ihe Blues who went ahead on Pierre Plante's tip-in in the first period. New England Whalers have a four-point bulge atop the East- ern Division of the World Hockey Association thanks lo clutch goals from their blueline corps and another assist from Alberta Oilers. Ted Green broke a 5-5 lie late in the third period before fans in Winnipeg Wednesday night as the Whalers went 01 to defeat the Jets 7-5. And the Oilers enhanced their playoff chances by humbling second-place Cleveland Crusa- ders by the same 4-2 count in as many nights before fans in Edmonton. In the other game. New York Raiders moved into a third- place with Philadelphia Blazers in the Eastern Division with a 5-1 home-ice win over Houston Aoros. On Tuesday night, it was de- fenceman Jim Doroy's overtima goal that gave the Whalers a 1-3 decision over Chicago Cougars. And Wednesday night, Green scored to snuff out a Winnipeg rally as he slapped Slieehy's rebound home after a spectacular save by Winnipeg netminder Joe Daley. Stan Fischler's Inside Hockey HE New York Rangers just may have opened their big mouths too soon again. After emphatically whipping the Bruins way back on February 3rd in Boston everyone from cap- tain Vic Hadfield to the Broadway stiekboy crowed about how the Bruins were dead for 1973. That, of course, was before Tom Johnson was canned as coach and replaced by Eep Guidolin. And before Derek Sanderson returned as a fili- Dustering center. What hurt the Beantowners most of all was a punch de- Perhaps the sweetest turn of NHL justice will arrive on April 1st when the Pittsburgh Penguins are officially declar- ed out of the playoffs. It would be right simply because Red Kelly, one of the few really brainy Itockey men, never should have been dropped from his coaching position in Penguintown. If Red had any fault it was in his head. He's too smart for hockey. After Kelly had watched the Russian Nation- al Team in action, he kjiew what had to be done in Pitts- burgh. "I tried to create the same kind of team in said Kelly. "The Russians are excellent skatevs. They have tremendous precision and when they have six men on the ice they all work. We don't have that kind of dedi- cation in the NHL." The World Hockey Associa- tion has reached such a heal- thy stale, so amazingly fast, it already has had to cool ex- pansion talk among some of its more exuberant members. According to the most reli- able WHA sources, Toronto remains the top choice to re- ceive the next WHA team; perhaps next season if Ot- tawa's Nationals move. Serious bids also have been delivered to WHA offices from San Diego, Vancouver and, believa it or not, Miami; except this time the interested Miami party is NOT Herb Martin who organized and then killed the Screanlng Eagles. livered by Rangers' Steve Vickers to the Jaw of Boston's Don Marcotte. The Bruin fell to the ice as if hit by a giant sequoia tree and after that Bobby Orr's crew never was the same. The Rangers like to think that Vickers will be their new strongman against such buck- ies as Ken Hodge and Wayne Cashman; and well he might. But it will require some heavy Vickers clouting on March 24th and March when the clubs meet in Boston and York, respectively, for the Hangers to vanquish the vengeful Bruins. Anyone with a keen eye for contemporary hockey can tell that the modem "big- leaguer" simply does not enter NHL with anywhere near a solid grounding in fundamentals. To watch some of the clowns on the New York Islanders and Cal- ifornia Golden Seals, it's al- most tragic to the eye. "I tried to teach my young- er players what they should have been taught years said Kelly. "We spend too much time brainwashing kids to stay in one spot, so they only learn to shoot from side. They don't have a back- hand shot. And they cannot circle equally well to the left and right." Unfortunately, Kelly's les- sons will be mistakenly toss- ed aside, just as Red was by the know-nothing owners in Pittsburgh. WHA leaders finally decid- ed that it would be imprud- ent to expand next season, which they correctly believe should be a year of consoli- dation.'In the meantime, sev- eral clubs are making ener- getic moves toward greater strength. The Chicago Cougars, back- ed by the Kg money of Jor- dan Kaiser, are making serious overtures to Stan Mikita and Pat Stapleton of the Black Hawks while also drawing blueprints for a riew arena. Bill Hunter's Alberta Oilers also are looking longingly to their new building, soon to rise in Edmonton. ANYWHERE! ANY WEATHER! by CROYDON RAINWEAR Regular or car coat lengths Plains and check patterns Drip dry fortrel and rayon fabric Finest coot for travelling ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 331 5th St. S. OPEN THURS. TILL 9 P.M. B1LTMORE RAiNHAT ;