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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, March 15, 1974 EXPO 74-SPOKANE Special Expo Cilgtry. Alrtert, 3 cccom., clly lour, 2 Expo Nckftt. From per (double nlghtt on raquMl. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL 328-3201 STAN FISCHLER Knicks rallied THE CANADIAN PRESS New York Knicks rallied in the fourth quarter to take the Going to Calgary WINTER RATES STETSON MOTEL 10002 MKtaotf TrailS. Clean Comfortable Units Color TV Automatic MUMS Pfcm 271-3210 GriM lead and go on to a 107-95 vic- tory over Golden State Warriors in the only game scheduled Thursday in the National Basketball Association. The Knicks were paced by Dave Debusschcre. who scored 30 points and had 11 rebounds. Rick Barry led the. Warriors with 22 points. The loss left Golden State one game behind Los Angeles Lakers in the race for the Pacific Division cham- pionships and the east spot in the playoffs. San Antonio Spurs got off to a slow start but were inspired by the shooting of rookie Bird Averitt as they defeated Virginia Squires 105-90. QUESTION P ROY MtiNTOSH Now! Kino CHRYSLER DOD5E LTD! Comer of 3rd end llffiStS. 32S-9271 The Herald Sports At long last reality has caught up with Bobby Clarke's press clippings. For years we've been spoon-fed stories about Bobby Clarke earth-angel, super Boy Scout and, of course, arch-saviour of the Philadelphia Flyers. Which is partly true. Clarke has made Philadelphia an NHL threat. His annexation of the Trophy last year was no more a fluke than oil in Arabia Bobby is for real, it's his image which had been trom fairy tales. But that's all in the past. A guy can cut up the opposition just so much before the enemy starts yelling and screaming. Montreal Canadiens' coach, Scotty Bowman started the anti-Clarke crusade during the 1973 playoffs. At the time Bowman was dismissed as some sort of crank who liked to blemish Mister Nice-Guy's image. Scotty did, however, inspire others to take a harder and closer look at Clarke. It wasn't hard to gape at Bobby. As star of the Ferocious Flyers, Clarke inspired attention. And the more people looked, the more they realized that his baton not only orchestrated the Philly attack, it also opened enemy wounds. Many lacerations. Suddenly. Mister Nice-Guy began taking on all aspects of a refrigerated Dracula. The Canadiens. Golden Seals. Rangers and Red Wings began feeling the sting of Clarke's stick again and again There was no denying it, not even in the Philly front office where coach Fred Shero reminded people that Bobby was doing what the other great ones did: hit hard and hit first. "That's Bobby's said Shero. "He wants 1o be hacking and hitting and all of that. Gordie Howe wanted to be left alone once he got the head injury in 1950. Get him and he'd go looking for you all night, but he wanted to be left alone. Clarke seems to be initiating everything. Against a guy like Henri Richard, he knows he's got to get the best of him immediately with his body, with his stick, with whatever it is." In many ways Clarke is a latter-day Howe or Milt Schmidt, if you will. At least that's how Shero views his man. "Anybody who expects to be said Shero, "has to be mean. Look at the others. Howe, Richard, Schmidt. A guy like Schmidt was mean. He took care of the opposition "In my day when there were only six NHL teams, Richard and Howe were always fighting. They had to, or they'd get killed." Sometimes you get the feeling that one of the Flyers will get killed by one of their own. During a recent scrimmage Philly teammates. Andre "Moose" Dupont and Bill Clemente went after each other with the kind of venom they usually reserve for the Canadiens or Maple Leafs, Flyers assistant coach Mike Nykoluk rushed in to break up the brawl and was knocked horizontal in nothing flat. It was just that the guys are always trying laughed Nykoluk "I think it's good for them. Keeps them on edge." Hopefully, an edgy Flyers club will knock the beehozis out of the opposition "We like to shake 'em up a Nykoluk admitted, "either physically or verbally, just to get that edge. But we don't want to get unnecessary penalties. What I call a worthwhile penalty is one in which Moose Dupont got into a fight with Bobby Orr. When you can take Orr out of the game for five minutes, that's very worthwhile." Significantly, the Flyers have had more trouble with the Big. Bad Bruins than any other NHL foe. once said, 'How do you beat Shero said recently to a Philly newsman. "To beat Boston you do the same thing to Bobby Orr that Clarke did to Valeriy Kharlamov of the Russian team. Break him up." Now you know why they're called "The Ferocious Flyers." A bad night all round An unidentified Lethbridge Native Son defence- man appears to be taking his frustrations out on the opposition. Sons, who led the Central Alberta Jun- ior "B" final series with Taber Palace Pats 2-0, were sent reeling to the sidelines as the Pats came up with an 8-0 triumph Thursday night in the deciding game of the best-of-five series. Lesser-known players sparkle at camps ASSOCIATED PRESS Lesser-known players got some recognition in baseball's spring training camps Thursday as Ted Martinez, Jack Pierce, Terry Humphrey, Ed Armbrister and Dave Parker each played the hero's role. Martinez drove in one run and scored another to lead New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over Detroit Tigers. Martinez scored the deciding run in the seventh, when he walked, raced to third on an infield error and came in on Felix Millan's two-out single. Pierce, used as a designated hitter, drilled three cluding a pair of key to carry Atlanta Braves past New York Yankees 3-2 in 12 innings. Pierce's first double touched off a two-run Atlanta rally that tied the game in the eighth. In the 12th, Pierce doubled again, moved to third on a long fly ball and scored the winning run on Johnny Gates' single. Humphrey drove in five runs with a pair of homers, leading Montreal Expos to a 7- 5 victory over Minnesota Twins' "B" team. Humphrey hit a two-run homer in the second inning and a three-run shot in the third. Armbrister started a seventh-inning rally which helped Cincinnati Reds defeat Minnesota Twins 64. Hit by a pitch. Armbrister went to second on a balk, stole third and then scored on Merv Rcttenmund's double. The run broke a scoreless lie and the Reds scored once more in the inning and four more times in the eighth to put it away. Parker drove in three with a homer and single in Pittsburgh Pirates" 7-1 victory over Kansas City Royals. In other games. Baltimore Orioles crushed Texas Rangers 12-3: Los Angeles Dodgers blanked St. Louis Cardinals 3-0: Boston Red Sox defeated Houston Astros 8-2; Milwaukee Brewers downed Chicago Cubs Chicago White Sox nipped Philadelphia Phillies 6-5; San Francisco Giants beat San Diego Padres 7-4; and California Angels topped Cleveland Indians 7-6. Jim Palmer hurled four scoreless innings and Don got three hits to pace an 18-hit Baltimore attack. Steve Garvey doubled and singled and drove in two runs and Tommy John pitched five hitless innings, leading the Dodgers to victory. Reggie Cleveland pitched five scoreless innings and Carlton Fisk belted two home runs, pacing Boston to its win. Ron Ellis' two-run homer keyed a six-run rally in the sixth inning, carrying the Brewers to victory. Ken Henderson hit a three- run homer with one out in the ninth, lifting the White Sox to their triumph. Jimmy Howarth singled home the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning for the Giants, Denny Doyle doubled home Mickey Rivers with the winning run" in the ninth inning, leading the Angels past the Indians. Minor hockey scores The Lethbridge Miners' Marlands crushed the Lethbridge Voyageuers 17-5 Wednesday night and advanced to the next round of the provincial' pee wee playoffs. Wade O'Sullivan was outstanding for the Marlands tallying five goals while two goals each went to Gord Tait. Brian Kanewischer and Greg Braun. Singles came off the sticks of Ken Romaniuk, Allan Duval. Bill Boyce, Rod Tomita. Grant Wiens and Steve Tsujiura. Reg Heggen paced the Voyageurs with a pair of goals while Neil Court, Warren Calder and Peter McNally chipped in with singles. The Jets came up with four unanswered goals in the first period and went on to thump the Maroons 8-2 in a Bantam A game Thursday night. Phil Pro, Jamie Henderson. Darrel Laidlaw. Tom DeJager. Toby Goodstriker. Charlie DeJager. Carson Tse and Theo DeGroot notched a goal apiece for the winners while Boyd Blair and Ron Opyr replied for the Maroons. Duane Lundrum fired in two goals and led the Ti-Cats to a 5-3 victory over the North Stars in a Midget game last night. Doug James. Curtis Burgess and Mike Burla aided with singles while Dale Plycia. Tyler Martinuk and Gordon Tokariuk replied for the Stars. Brian Norlin rifled in two straight goals and carried the Totems to a slim 3-2 victory over the Falcons in a Pee Wee game Wednesday night. Allan Hosack notched the other Totems' marker while Robert Rab and Mark Murakami replied for the Falcons. In another Pee Wee match, the Blues tripped up the Fort Macleod Kings 3-2. Doug Shostak. Lance Gilchrisf and Keith Warren shared the scoring for the Blues while Dave Vlielander and Adrian Van Sluys tallied for the Kings. It all boils down to just one game MEET ED Ed is our newest sales representative and is well qualified to serve your office, stationery and printing needs. Ed is look- ing forward to meeting our many old and new cus- tomers. CrliinooK 319-Tlh St South JliA. OTTAWA (CP) Manitoba's Dale Duguid will have to play the spoiler role today if he hopes to win the 28th Canadian schoolboy' curling title. The 18-year-old Winnipeg skip. SOB of two-time world curling champion Don Duguid. is in second spot after nine rounds of the 11-draw round- robin tournament with a 6-2 won-loss record. Doug Bradley of Kelowna. B.C.. and Robb King of Edmonton, tied for the lead with 7-1 records, both play Manitoba in the morning and British Columbia in the afternoon. Behind the top three in the standings were Donald Fennel! of Saint John. N.B.. and Gord Larson of Govan. with 5-3 records, Ron Collins' Sudbury rink from Northern Ontario 4-4. Bill Jenkins of CharloUetown 3-6, Stephen Johnston of Truro, N.S.. 3-5. Doug Paul of As- bestos. Que.. and Peter File of Brampton. Onl.. 2-6. and Joseph Butler of St. John's. Nfld., 1-7. In ninth-round play Thursday night, Saskatchewan downed Prince Edward Island 8-3, Alberta dumped Quebec 9-2. Mani- toba edged Northern Ontario 7-5. Nova Scotia hammered Newfoundland 9-6 and British Columbia defeated Ontario 9- 4 Earlier Thursday New- foundland upset British Columbia HN> That moved Alberta ruck and gave Manitoba a break. EDMONTON (CP) Mani- toba has a habit of beating British Columbia in the Canadian girls curling championship but B.C. says today will prove that times have changed. "At least I hope they said Linda Tweedie, 20, of North Vancouver. B.C., who skipped her rinkinto a tie for first place with Manitoba after nine rounds. The two teams meet today in a sudden-death playoff. In the game between Mani- toba and B.C. Monday Chris Pidzarko of Winnipeg defeated Miss Tweedie 9-7 for the rink's only loss of the round robin. "She also beat us in 1972. when she won it all and we fin- ished third." said Miss Tweedie. "We didn't do that well then, but times have changed since then." Manitoba advanced to the playoff by downing Prince Ed- ward Island 10-5 and edging Alberta in Thursday's games. B.C. defeated Quebec 134 and topped Newfoundland 11-3 in eight'ends In other games Thursday, Saskatchewan finished third with seven wins and two losses after beating Alberta 10-4 and doubling up -JVew Brunswick 8-4. Alberta was fourth with a 5- 4 record, tied with P.E.I., who took Quebec I1-6, Alberta and P.E.I, were also tied with On- tario LETHBMDBE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level Tlh Street Shopping MM I LOInOnOgOi AIDOfM Phono (401) 321-7411 Stort Hours Optn 9 a.m. to p.m. Monday, Tutsday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Saturdays. Soviet coaches, player suspended MONTREAL (CP) Mon- treal newspapers reported in Moscow-datelined stories Thursday that the career of one promising young Russian hockey player and the future of two of the Soviet Union's top coaches have received serious setbacks following disciplinary measures taken by the Central Red Army Sports Club. The writers were in .the Soviet Union accompanying Bobby Hull says little WINNIPEG (CP) Playing coach Bobby Hull of the World Hockey Association's Winnipeg Jets had little ,to say about com- ments made earlier this week by former team-mate Lou An- gotti regarding his coaching problems. Angotti, now coach of the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues, said Hull was having trouble maintaining discipline as a coach because he wasn't disciplined as a player. Angotti said Hull was allowed to miss practice, could fly out of town on business and kept his Chicago Black Hawk teammates waiting on the bus while he signed autographs. Hull replied Wednesday: "Why doesn't Lou say some- thing about the times I went to bat for the players when they wanted some communication with management. Any time they wanted something, they always came to me. "And as far as them waiting on the bus for me, they were burned up because they wanted to head for the nearest pub and had to sit on the bus instead. "Some people forget easily." the touring Verdun Maple Leafs, the Canadian midget champions. The Montreal Star and the French-language dailies La Presse and Montreal-Matin all reported co-coaches Anatoly Firsov and Anatoly Galamosov have been suspended for one year. The Star also said Victor Ovaskin, who had all the quali- fications to make future Rus- sian national teams, has been suspended for life for kicking Verdun's John Bethel during the second game of theseries. Last Friday, during that game, one of the most serious brawls in the history of inter- national hockey competition occurred and apparently the Soviet Union frowns on. this type of incident. Firsov is a former star for- ward with several world champion Russian teams and also was a member of the Soviet Union's gold-medal Olympic squad. When the Verdun team re- turned to Moscow from Riga Wednesday, it was met by Col. Dimitri Goulevich, one of the top officials of the Central Red Army Sports Club. The Russian official met Brian McKeown, the chef-de- mission of the Verdun team, and apologized for the incident. He said the decision to suspend the two coaches and Ovaskin had been made last Saturday. "We as your hosts are very ashamed this happened to our guests; never before has there been an incident like this in the Soviet Union." McKeown was reported to have told the colonel he felt "very badly" and Goulevich told him not to. The incident occurred when a fight broke out near the penalty box and when the Verdun player gained the upper hand, Ovaskin, who was already in the penalty box serving a major, jumped out and went to his team-mate's rescue.. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA C L T F A Red 18 3 329 240 Calgary 24 0 308 261 27 3 280 254 Flon The 30 1 241 221 Current 36 3 232 309 38 4 237 342 L T F A Boston Montreal 45 13 9 301 186 99 39 19 9 246 198 ___ Westminster Rangers Toronto 36 18 12 255 197 84 31 23 13 239 196 Hat Edmonton 28 30 9 211 223 Detroit 33 10 223 276 Vancouver 38 11 180 253 SC Islanders 15 36 15 154 215 Eastern Division W L T F A 37 14 11 332 198 85 33 18 12 302 240 78 33 21 8 303 273 74 28 26 7 256 239 63 26 34 2 278 308 54 20 35 7 233 312 46 38 15 9 304 209 85 31 21 11 253 243 73 24 28 22 32 20 36 13 45 8 259 273 56 7 236 271 51 5 232 306 45 5 234 350 31 Phila Chicago LA....... Atlanta St Louis Minnesota Pittsburgh California. 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