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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE UTIIBRIUGE tlERAlO Tlturstlny, Mmiri 16. 1972 Cdimdleiis move in on, Rangers Young legs help Seals win By IAN MacLAINti t'niiaiiinn Tress Staff Writer California Seals continued the National Hockey league's jug- gling act in the West Division run for (he money Wednesday night, but suddenly the race for second in the East has also loomed as a test of Uic fittest. The young Seals had the legs with thrco late goals in a 5-2 win over Los Angeles Kings to move into fourth place in the West. Only three points separate four clubs battling for two play- ofE spots, California, with eight games left, has 53 points, one behind third-place St. Blues, one ahead of Philadel- phia Flyers and two up on Pitts- burgh Penguins. California, St. Louis and Pitts- burgh have eight games left, Philadelphia has nine. Montreal Canadiens are threatening to dislodge New York from second in (lie East The curve in the niack Hawks centre's slick was found to ex- ceed the allowable half-inch arc and lie was assessed a fine. "I'm not complaining in this said Bowman aflcr tlio have 1G slicks impounded on Ilia game. "But prolesls like Uiis other he added, imply could be abused iti the play- For you coutd offs." Pill popping common in CFL LONDON, Out. (CP) "Pill popping" is common in [lie Canadian Foolbal League, but linebacker Dick Aldridge of Toronto Argonauts suggested Wednesday night he did rot feel the league should interfere with the practice. MIL teams Appearing on an open-line radio station program on CFPIj with Frank Cosentino, coach ot the University of Western Ontario Mustangs ot the Ontario Universities Ath- letic Asociation football con- ing lhat the strategy might upset other teams, particularly if the players were found lo Imvc illegal equipment. Strnlogy diln'l enter tho pic- ture at Chicago Stadium where, lie Krmgers and Black Hawks were locked in a close contest until Pit Martin's short-handed goal at of Ure third period. The Hawks had two men in the penalty box just prior to Martin's goal and defencemau Doug Jarrett was still there for the deciding goal. Mikifa, who scored Chicago's first goal, was awarled a pen- alty shot early in the second period when he was tripped up by defeiiccman Brad Park while fcrence, Aktritlgc was asked breaking in on the Ranger goal, by hosl Bruce Love if CFL But his ID-footer was grabbed players were "popping pills to off by New York goalie Ed Gia- themselves hyper for a comin's rijjht knee pad and ,1 game." few moments laler Hangers Rod TRIPPED UP Stan Mikira of the Chicago Black Howks flies through the air offer being tripped by Brad Park of the New York Rangers Wednesday night. Dale Rolfe (6) of the Rangers and Bobby Hull (9) of the Ha are at left. Mtkita afforded a penalty shot but foiled by goalie Ed Giacomin. (CP Purchases Perry, Johnson Paul shops during winter By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Distressed over the poorest record in baseball last season, general manager Gabe Paul of Cleveland Indians did a little shopping over the winter and came up with a couple of big Gay lord Perry and outfielder Alex Johnson, Perry, acquired from San Francisco Giants for Sam Mc- Dowell in an exchange of pitch- ing stars, must assume Mc- Dowell's position of leaderstiip of the staff. And he showed he was ready for that challenge with six shutout innings in Cleveland's 8-2 victory over San Diego Padres in an exhibition game Wednesday. Canucks grab one same lead Labor Club Canucks grabbed one game lead in their best of threee City Recreation Hoc. key League playoff by skating to a 4-3 victory over thg U of li Proughorns Wednesday night. The Canucks took a 2-1 first period lead aid increased it to 3-1 after the second in last night's fast flowing affair. Ken Kramer made it 4-1 mid- way through the third period, but the Pronghoms made a valiant attempt to come back slapping in two late period markers. Al Rownlree, Tim NegreUo and Grant Harrington Eotched the other Canucks' goals while Jim Stewart, Wayne Bowes and Gary Smith replied for the Prongborns. The Canucks also took all threa minor penalties assessed during the third period of play. The second game of the series will be staged next Tues- day night at Henderson Ice Centre. Game time Is set for 9 p.m. AUTOMOBILE SALESMAN Alberla't largest Full Line Ford Mercury Dealer It on move. need competent Professional People WHO ARE Sales orientated but ARE NOT experienced in automobile sales. WHO ARE Challenged by the concept of developing a career in a rural location wjlh a tremendous volume, WHO ARE interested Irt metro jede earnings in o progressive rural facility WE OFFER Top earning Potential on tho job training. Beit Company Includes new Demo. Opportunity for advancement. For more Information Wrile: BOX 22, 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD Johnson, the American League's batting champion two years ago but a last season, jolted his second homer of the spring and added a sin- gle. And nobody said a thing about his hustle. Johnny Bench, as might be expected, and Bobby Brooks, as might not be expected, both had two homers apiece in Wednes- day's action. Beech, Cincinnati Reds' slug- ging catcher, connected twice against Baltimore Orioles, driv- ing in three Reds' runs. But the Orioles tied the score 3-3 on Mark Belanger's eighth-inning double and then won U on a clutch hit by Paul Blair in the ninth. Brooks, a n o n -r o s t e r out- fielder trying to win. a spot with the Oakland Athletics, drilled Wheelers drop Elks Medicine Hat Wheelers drew first blood in the besl-of-thrce Southern A 1 be r t a Juveaile League semi-final with Leth- bridge Midget Elks Wednesday evening. Elks travelled lo the Gas City and suffered an 8-6 setback at the hands of the Wheelers, sec- ond place finishers in the sev- en-team league. Joe Meli turned in one of his strongest efforts of the season with three goals. Singles went to Bernie Syrenne, Reg Osmond, and Brian Cave. Medicine Hat got the nod en 14 penalties while the Elks were guilty of four Infractions. Bowling DOWNTOWN BOWLADROME 10 PIN Arvir SHIito 207 Cardan Kom. tti Dieter Bachtold 203 John ?W (5031, Andy Rcdzinyak IV) Bill Hl-urka 190, Murial Bechlold 162, Oarlene Smith 192 (Slit, Pal 1SS. romp over California Angels. Joe Rudi, Brant rookie Greg Schubi mered for Oakland. Rookie Carlton Fi a l-for-15 spring slui out of it with a twi that gave Boston R' decision over St. Loi straight loss for the Chicago Cubs mi one hit over the firs but packed nine ri last two swings for tory over Tokyo L Hal Breeden had 0 the Cubs, who took i six errors by In team. Shortstop Rick A' lected four conseci as Milwaukee's 1 wore down San Francisco -4, IN 3 RUNS Johnny Edwards three runs with a double as Houston blanked Atlanta Wilson, Jim Ray, am shared the six-hitter. Norm Cash and A riguez cracked homi Detroit Tigers thumj City Royals G-2. Four Pittsburgh i of them wild pickoff pitcher Jim Nel: New York Mels to a over the Pirates. The Phillies look White Sox 8-6, takir with a three-run s: against Joe Horlen. I Mike Anderson and tana keyed that rally. Don Button and Clai shared a five-hitter a geles Dodgers blankec expos 5-0. Manny Moti and Frank Robinson three hits for the Dodgers. New York Yankee their fifth shutout in starts with Minnest Lethbridge Skating Club Presents.., Friday and Saturday March 17th and 18th Henderson Ice Centre Fririuy 8 p.m. Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m 250 Local Skaters PLUS 73 Guest Artist DONALD JACKSON f 7he greatest male figure skater in Hie worldl TICKETS AVAIIABLE AT: leister's MarteCi Drug Westminster Drug Adulli 2.50 Children j Hawks ut was epholo) homers of a single, in a 12-1 Angels. Myea and I also ho-, mired in D, snapped "un homer Sox a 2-0 s-the fifth ardina s. aged only six innings s in their n 11-2 vie-te Orions. ee hits for vantage of Japanese rbach col-ve singles lit attack Cisco -4. drove in single and o n Astros es 4-0. Don 1 Jim York urelio Rod-runs and ed Kansas %rrors two throws by helped 9-4 victory t Chicago ng control ixth-inning Doubles by Bias San-ude Osteen as Los An-d Montreal a homered each had gers. ,s suffered 15 Erring ota's Jim and Tom I the Hangers appear once igiin to be fading in the wake of late-season injuries. LEAFS MANHANDLED The Canadiens, who manhon-llcd Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 iVcdnesday night, climbed to viUiin two points of the Rangers who dropped their first game of he season lo Chicago Black Hawks, 3-1, in the only other scheduled games. The New Yorkers with a jamc in hand, have been lahor-ng since the loss of centre Jean Ratcllc, sidelined with a cracked ankle. Gary Croteau, Craig Patrick and Paul Shmyr broke open a ight game at Oakland where lie Seals started gathering momentum in the second period and shelled las Angeles goalie 3ary Edwards with 32 shots in :he second and third periods. The loss ended any remote chance of the Kings, last in the West, making the playoffs. With seven games remaining, Los Angeles fell 15 points behind the Seals. Frank Mahovlich and Ken Dryden provided the impetus at Toronto where the Canadiens dominated play far more than the shots on goal indicated. BIG M SCORES 2 The free-wheeling Montreal-ers had little trouble handling the Leafs with the Big M scoring two goals, Nos. 37 and 38, and setting up two power-play counters by Guy Lafleur and Guy Iiapointe. His first goal of the night, at of the first period that propelled the Canadiens into a 2-0 lead, also came on a Montreal power play as Toronto's Brian Glcnnie had finished serving a minor penalty. Dryden, the Canadiens1 rookie goaltender instrumental in Montreal fashioning a Stanley Cup victory last year, was sharp when called upon but few of the 43 shots directed his way were difficult. But Montreal coach Scottj Bowman took offence to a Toronto move to upset his players when Leafs' captain Dave Keon, acting on orders from interim coach King Clancy, had referee Bill Friday confiscate centre Jacques L e m a i r e 's stick to check the curvature of the blade. The move, just after Toronto's Mike Pelyk was given a penalty at of the opening period, backfired, with Laflcur's goal gelling the Canadiens started. FOUND WITHIN LIMITS The stick was later found to he within NHL regulations so far as the curve was concerned, but in measuring the blade Friday discovered it was one-quarter inch narrower than the 2-! 2 to three inches allowed. As a resultj Lemaire was fined It marked the second lime in as many weeks the rarely-used rule has been called. New York coach Emilc Francis lodged a protest of the stick being used by Chicago's Stan Mikifa last Swedish players STOCKHOLM (AP) The National Hockey League again is oul to gel Swedish slar players, "and this time it is a leading Swedish hockey writer said Wednesday. The newly formed World Hockey Association also has Ul-cut scouts in Sweden, saying they will try to buy about 20 Swedish players, but many star players, although cautious in their statements, have made clear they prefer the NHL over the WHA. Tominie Bergman, 23, considered the best Swedish player, has confirmed he received an offer from a big NHL club when playing in the Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. And "I know-that about half of the Swedish national team has been contacted by American and Canadian he Yes." replied Aldridge. "Most people don't realize the amount ol emotion that goes into playing a game and as a result, some of them (the players) get sick to their stomach some of the time. This strain causes players to say 'Let's popa few lo see what happens.'" SHOULD NOT INTERFERE Aldridge, who said he didn't lake pills, added he did not feel the league should interfere because "these aro grown men who should know how to take care of their bodies and therefore should be mature enough to make Ihis decision." The Argo veteran did not specify the type ol pills taken by the players. Cosentino, who was quarter-back in the CFL with Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos before turning to the coaching ranks two years ago, said players were taking benzedrine tablets when he broke into the league in 1960. L'I played with one club that Ihc trainer handed them lie recalled, adding that the practice was stopped. Asked if he thought pain killers were being abused, Cosentino replied: "No. These must be authorized by the c ulj physician." However, he said professional football players sometimes fear playing below par in front of fans and in taking pills they were "looking for evened Uic score at 1-1 liis 42ml of the year. Summaries MONTREAL s TORONTO i First Period 1. Montreal, LaMeur 37 (F, Mahovllch, Tremblay) Montreal, F. Manovllch 37 (Lemaire, Tardilf) Penallles P. Matiov-1 ch minor, misconduct Pelyk F. Mahovlich GlennU P. Mahovlich. Baun Second Period 3. Toronto, Baun t (Ullman, Henderson] 4. Monlre. aif Lapolnle i (F- Wahovlfch, Trem-blay) S. Toronto, Oilman 23 IMcKenny) PcnatlJei S ttler Murdoch Third PorloH A. Tar. dif 13 (RrcharcJl 7. M.Ofitreaf, F. fV.aliovllch 39 (Houle. Penalties P. Mahovlfch Baun Shots on goal by Montreal u u u_ 4 Torcr.io 10 14 CHICAGO 3 NEW YORK 1 First Period T. Chicago, Mlklta (Koroll) Penalties White MacGregor R. Hull Park Second Period 5. New York, Gilbert 42 (Hadfleld, Tkaciuk) 3. Chicago, Koroll 2 (D. Hull, JarreH) -Penalties None. (Pappln) Penslffes Wh le JarreH Shols on goal by New York 3 7 Chlcaqo 10 7 Ailendence OAKLAND S LOS ANGELES J First 1. California, Hlckl T tourney Saturday The fourth annual Lethbridge Invitational Karate Tournament sponsored by the Lethbridge Community College will be staged Saturday. Officials of the one-day event expect at least 100 top notch fighters from Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Montana to take part in their respective divisions. The divisions will Include fighters from the white belt holders lo tho black belt holders. Eliminations will start at 10 a.m. while the finals are set lo go at 7 p.m. Blair Orr, a third degree black belt holder, will be the chief referee for the Barry Redmond Second Period1 3. California, Redmond 9, Los Angeles, ng 24 {Lemieux, Curtis) Dernier (J. Johnston, Redmond) 12rT5; 6 California, Palrfrk 8 (Finder, Jarretf) 7. Calffwnia, Shmyr 3, Bernler, Smith Shots on goal by Angelei i 7 ]t California 7 U 3t Attendance TIRE JjSll SPORT LEAGUE Easf DIvFilon W L T F A Pli Bosfon 49 10 10 3M 163 108 New York AS 13 11 IU 101 Montreal -O H 13270172 W Tcwwifo 30 ?8 12 IB! IBS 7? Defroif 39 K 9 323 250 67 Buffalo U 41 15 jai liJ 43 Vancouver 17 -15 1 170 2M) 40 Weil SCORES National Montreal 3 Toronlo 2 Chicago 3 New York 1 California 5 Los Angefei 1 A men can Baltimore 7 Cleveland Rochester 3 Bosron 1 Hffrihsy 3 Providence Richmond 6 Springfield J Central Dallas 3 Kansas City J Western inks with Stamps CALGARY (Special) Calgary Stampeders announced the signing of tackle John He -ton today to a 1072 contract. Helton, one of the finest pass-rushers in the Canadian Football League, will be in his fourth season with the Stamps. He joined the Kamps in 1969 after graduating from Arizona State. Used as a defensive enri in his rookie pro season, Helton was named to the Western Conference all star team. 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