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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 _ IHE inKBRIDCI HERAID IhuiKiay, Maud 19, IIosl Albcrla Playdowns Hoop Title To Capri on SITTING DOWN ON THE JOB-Chicogo Block Hawks Jim Pappin onto Maple leafs Brit Selby during Notional Hockey league lands on Toron action Wednesday night in Toronto. llie leafs for a 7-4 triumph. Belt Tightens Yet Another Notch Milt Schmidt Not Taking Any Chances CHUCK SVOBOIJA Canadian Press Slaff Writer With the National Hockey _..... League East Division race get- goais (in" tighter every day, it's no oni0_ wonder that general managers like Mill Schmidt are getting nervous. Schmidt Wednesday set a for any player who breaks curfew regulations as his_ idle Boston Bruins watched their di- vision lead dwindle to one point and the race among the top five clubs close to a six-point spread. The race has closed so tign that only one point separates the top four teams. Boston leads with SJ. followed by Chicago Black Hawks win Detroi Red Wings 85 and New Ranters Montreal Canadien are another three points behind The Hawks advanced Wednes- day on a 7-4 win over Toronto Maple Leafs, while Detroit whipped Minnesota North Stars 6-2 New York beat Pittsburgh Penguins 2-n and Montreal played to a 2-2 lie wilh Oakland Seals. "1 want these guys lo realize the importance of our situation the rest of the Schmidt The importance of Hie silua- goalie Bruce Gamble 23 ion was not lost on Bobby Hull snves before the crowd of either as he sparked the Black lawks Wednesday with two ;oals and three assisls in To- mto. He scored twice in the first period and then set up goals by Chico Maki, Cliff Koroll and Pit Martin, Jim Pappin and Lou Angolli provided the other Chi- cago goals in front of the oul- standing goaller.rting of Tony Esposito who kicked out 32 To- ronto shots. George Armstrong, Ron Ellis Paul Hendersonand Floyd Smith scored for the Leafs who trail the East Division. Toronto lG.43cv. Detroit scored three goals in each ci the second and third ps- riods to trcimre tha North Stars who hold a one-point edge over fifth-place Oakland in the West Division. Frank Mahovlich scored once for the Wings and set up the play on goals by Gordie Howe and Garry Unger. Wayne Con- nelly, Nick Libbett and Al Kar- Isndcr collected the other De- roit goals at the expense of Minnesota goalie Gump Wor slcv. Danny Grant and Tommy Wil 131 lianis were the cnly North Stars' to put ll'.e puck behind Ttoy Ed- raids before a crowd of ER DONT GETA rWVEON VER1L BE LATE LODGE ohn ?3S; Jim S7J; yce Beny 221; Bob llansai 216; clc Larjon 3JS. EAGLES BIII 273; 1U: Sipu'eV 273; Ben R'lter 232; a Grcovet 221; Fran Beresrak 273; orolr.y ?W; Xa'f.y 4; Evelyn 215. JUNIORS Evelyn Krauil 263: 3H Gloria Ptaricn rrar.c- arrii 2S1; Gracs 3i3; V 251; Deal ?H; avis 333; Wakcmsoo FREEL'S-SPEEDY RolllrSSKl Jen Chrli e 275 Smllh -VS (7JO T. D. Pclfi W.ari'UI 25' Vo-da Danlelscn 2ii; Kaldi Low Grace Beard 233 nteimials CALGARY (CPl Left-wing Rar.dy Kola picked up lw The i and Citchs (2-2) each have four lijsslaai can still ba caught, points while Poland and Kast but the cliase by the con- tenders in Ihc chsinpifashipi Mwlrl hockey slimmer afler Ihe Sonet Uninn i of CwchosSovflkia Wcdncs- i day. I the day off today, Russia I rests undefeated atop the stand- ing.s of (he six-team tournament Cieirnany are uinlcfs. Today. Germany and Poland meel.s Sutrfon. Tb? Russians l-avc liecn slinjry. allowing only three goals SKainsl while pumping 24 into rippo? ition r.cls, TNvo wins were close. 2-1 over Finland and 3-1 over Ihe Czechs, h'.it the other with lour win; fir j lwr> were 12-1 and 71) romps four ?h.T.'l I'm'anl. -oicr Kasl ficrmaiiy and I'olanc Sv-nlen and I Tho r'lirns t2-U, Swedes Ilussia's LraditionaJ Canada, withdrew before the .7-day, double roiui'l-robin lour- namcnl over me of profession- als. A capacity crowd of turned out to walcli the Rus- sians control Ihc Czechs in a close-checking only one lacked llie spirit of Czechoslovakia's Iwo wins over the Soviet Union lasl yrar. Those triumphs rr- sulled in riois in Prague, slill sduitiig from lie Soviet-led ia- in August. There were no incidents Wednesday at. the arena or clsewlicre ar.d UIE seemed fulxlucd in con- trast In Iheir grudge games of ISM. Rookie Alexander M a 11 s e v scored Ihe first goal and as- sisted on tallies by Vladimir Vi- kulov and Valerij Nikitin as Ihe Russians led 1-0 after the first pcricd snd fired Iwo swcrcd gonls in (lie (liird. Jiri Kochta scoral for Czecho- slovakia in the second period. Minor Hockey Gary Craik's two third-period markers gave the Canadians a 5-1 victory over the Black Hawks. Derrick Blasco, Dob Parkyns, and David firovyak adder! a goal apierc fcr Ihe Canadians wliilp ICric I.owe and Rod Pwzn handled the Hawks' scoring, each with two goals. iftl FARM SPECIAL! 7.50x18-4 PLY FIRST LINE FRONT TRACTOR TIRES C.95 SINGLE RIB 16 ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPlETf TIRf SALES I SERVICE 407 lit Av> Sixilk HIIHU 357-4S84 or 177-444S ;