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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March 20, WO THE LETH5RIDCE HERALD Canadiens Close In On Fourth Spot Bruins Put Stop On Red-Hot Hawks By THE CANADIAN PRESS Boston Bruins had their backs lo the boards Thursday niglit but came up with a key victory that could ultimately bring them the National Hockey League East Division title. The Bruins topped Chicago with a 3-1 win that pushed their division lead to three points over the Black Hawks with just eight games remaining in the regular schedule. The Hawks' remaining games are no less difficult than the Bruins'. Each has four more home games and four on the road and each faces an East Di- vision opponent in six of the eight games. In other Thursday action, New York Rangers gained a 2-2 tic with Philadelphia Flyers to Join the Idle Detroit Red Wings with 85 points In Ihe standings, just one behind the Black Hawks. St. Louis Blues beat Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 and Montreal Canadiens whipped Los Angeles Kings 6-1. ANDY CAPP ClOSE SHAVE Chicago Black Hawb goalie Tony Esposito makei off the ttick of Boston Bruins' Ken Hodge In first period of their National Hockey League game ot Boston Gordwi Thursday night. Hawks' Jim Poppin (8) and Bobby Hull Swedes Meet Russians, Finns Play Czechs Key Games Are Set For Today The Bruins look (wo penalties to start the game at Boston but broke loose to score while one man short to take in early id- vantage. Centre SMihr- son scored the optcing got! Vv-ilh veteran left-winger Winny Bucyk collecting two mwe in (he second period Wore a home crowd of DENNIS lil'LL TALLIES Dennis Hull beat goalie Ed Johnston for the lone Chicago goal in the final period. Hawks' rookie goalie Tony Esjxxito stopped 38 Boston shots while Johnston kicked cut only 36. The Hawks loss ended u eight-game unbeaten itring. At Los Angeles, the flfth-pUtt Canadicns kept alive their play- off hopes by pulling to within two points of New York and De- troit and staying six bade o( the leading Bruins. Jean Beliveau beat Los Ange- les goalie Denis DeJordy to start the Canadiens attack with Larry Mickey, Pete Mahovlich, Henri Richard, Yvan Cotirnoj'CT and Mickey Redmond following up. Ross Lonsberry put the looe Kings goal behind netminder Rogalien Vachoo who shrugged off a minor arm injury he suf- fered Wednesday night in a game at Oakland against the Seals. The Rangers twice came from behind in the contest before a crowd of at Philadelphia. NOLET OPENS SCORING Nolct's 2lst goal for the Flyers midway through the first period was matched by Dave Galon's for the Rangers. Reg Fleming gave Philadelphia a 2-1 lead in the second period with Orland Kurtenbach gelling the goal back for New York in the final session. Defenceman Tim Horton set up both goals for New York which oalshot the Flyers 35-30. Goalie Bernie Parent of the Flyers and Ed Giacomin for New York both came up with several excellent saves. The tie pulled Philadelphia to within one point of second-place Pittsburgh in the West Division. Tnc Penguins, meanwhile, saw the gap between them and the leading Blues widen to 21 points in Ihe contest at St. Louis. The J0.33C fans saw the Blues take a 2-0 lead on goals by Tim Ecclestone and Terry Crisp be- fore Pittsburgh got one late in the second period by Jean Pron- ovost. Gary Sabotirin scored his 25th goal for the Blues in the final EVER THOUGHT OF WRIT! N YOURUFESTORN.ANBY? Victoria Loses To Vernon Ponoka Battles Back PONOKA, ALTA. (CP) Ponoka Stampeders defeated STOCKHOLM (CP) It was i case of separating the men from the boys in the world hockey championships today as Sweden tackled unbeaten Rus- fia and surprising Finland clashed with Czechoslovakia. They were the only games scheduled in the fifth round of the 10-round tournament. Sweden shellacked Poland 11- 0 Thursday to share second place with the Finns, who man- aged to squeeze a 1-0 victory from a scrappy East German team. The Russians, who have out- scored their opponents 24 to 3 so far in the 30-game tournament, lead will) eight points front four straight wins, while Sweden and Finland each has a 3-1 won-losl record for six points apiece. Czechoslovakia is 2-2, while East Germany and Poland have yet to score a win in their four starts. HIT A GATE The organizers at the double round-robin tournament, which runs 17 days and ends March 30, have been feeling the abs- ence Canada at the 1970 championships. The Canadians, wlx> pulled out of the competition after a 'Americans Put Up Battle Don Duguid Unbeaten UTICA, N.Y. (CP) Don Du- guid and his Canadian champi- ons from Winnipeg ran into a United Slates rink that matched them shot for shot in the world curling championship Thursday night, So the Canadians changed their strategy and broke up the game with a thrce-cnder that gave them a 10-8 victory, leav- ing Canada undefeated going into the seventh ar-.d final round of the preliminary eight-country round-robin tournament, A victory by (ho Canadians In that final round this'morning would give them a first-place 'inlsh and the bye into the final Saturday afternoon against the winner of tonight's semi-final between the second- and third- place finishers. Scotl and, skipped by Bill Muirhead from Perth, was in second place after six rounds with a 5-1 record while Josef Bjaanaes of Norway was third at 4-2 and Ait Talbckspn of the United Slates W.TS lied with Sweden's Tom Schaeffer at 3-3. Germany, Switzerland and Franco were in last place and A INSTALL RISTOCRAT WOOD WINDOW UNITS IN YOUR HOME These are Made Locally lo Suit Your Size and Style! Free Estimates! LETHBRIDGE Cor, 5lh Avs. and 4th St. S. Phone 327-1581 it of contention, with 1-5 rtc- rrfs. Scotland and Norway could inisli second ar.d third by win- ling their final-round matches. The big game Thursday was wlwecn Canada and the United The Americans, who had ilayed under par to that point, lit their stride on the opening end and niatclwd the Canadians ,ho! for shot through the firsl nine ends. Tallackson had an almost per- 'eel record until thai point with only one full miss in 18 shots. So tho Canadian rink had a slr'alogy talk and decided to >lay hide and seek in hopes of aking two. When the U.S. rink left 'irst stao of the 10th end Jus inside the hogline, tho Canadi ans placed one right behind it in front of tho tecline. Then as the Americans trice to get up a shot rock, the Cana dians kept cluttering the fron of the house before hiding two stones. Duguid guarded a possi hie U.S. raise with his firs stone, Tallackson wrecked on an almost impossible shot and the Canadians drew into the bous for a big Ihree-ender, Jn the only othef dose gam Thursday night Scotlan downed Sweden 9-7 while Nor way beat Switzerland 10-5 ant France finally reached the vie lory list with a 14-i rout of Ger many. isagreemcnt over professional articipation, always were a big dravring card at world lourna- menls. Wilhout them this year, tlendance al Ihe first dozen ames has been on average :wcr than a ardly 40 per cent of the '.us capacity of Johanneshov tadium and far below the fig- ures for the 1969 championships in which Canada took parl. Profits are expected to drop o about one-IMrd of last year's ournameat, also played here. The 1970 championships were scheduled for Montreal and Winnipeg before Canada with- rew in protest of her oppo- icnts1 refusal to abide by an In- ernational Ice Hockey Federa- tion decision to permit use of irofessionals. Across Ihe Atlantic, mean- vhile, the Canadian national earn was being disbanded and a World Cup hockey tournament vas being organized for Colo- rado Springs, Colo., next De- cember. NEW SERIES In Now York, Tom Lockharl, president of the United States Amateur Hockey Associations, said he had received approval "rom IHF president J. F. 3unny Ahearno for a world tournament Dec. M-31 would bring together the top teams of the current cham- pionships hero and the United Slates ar.d Canada. Lockhart said it would be an open tournament and Canada would be able- to use profes- sional players. The U.S. learn played in Group B world compe- tition this year after being elim- inated from Group A in 1969. In Toronto, Buck Houle, gen- eral manager of the Canadian national squad, said tho team was being disbanded because "there was really no point in carrying on." "Nobody wanted to play us and our players lost their desire to continue......" However, he did not discount tte possibility of a Canadian team entering the projiosed open tournament and he felt it "could be interesting." period during which' the Pen- guins outshot St. Louis 11-2. Jacques Plante handled 25 shots on the Blues nets while Us Binkley made 26 saves for the Penguins. Detroit visits Oakland in to- night's only game. PHILADELPHIA I, NEW YORK First Pcjjod-I. Philadelphia, Noltl I (LaCroIx, c-Endrcn) r New Yorjt, Balwi 30 (Horlcnl penal- ties-Ha'e Horton Sercr.d Phl'adelpltli, Flem- ing 9 (L. per.sllln Kelskala Van Impa HM- S0.1 Ptflod-j. Yofk, Kurten. bach 3 (llorlon) Penalties Hes- kala, (minors) Brown (rrvr.w, misconiiucl) Ball Shsts ct] goal by Hew York Red Deer Rustlers 4-3 before fare Thursday night for their first win after two defeats in the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoff finals. Fourth game of the best-of- seven series will be played in Red Deer Sunday night. The Stampeder goals were scored by Stan Weir, Don Bren- nan, Keith Silvernagle and Rich Wyrozub. Brothers Bob and Doug Slumpf counted single goals for the Rustlers and Terry tedder- burn scored the other. Ponoka led 2-0 al the end of the first period and 4-1 al the end o( the second but the Rust- lers rallied to fire two unan- swered goals in the final 20 minutes. Goalie Bob Galloway of Por.o- ki made 43 saves compared with 38 by Cart Sapinsky in the Red Deer nets. .In Victoria a goal by Jack Marsh after 14 minutes and seven seconds of overtime gave Vernon a 5-1 victory over Vic- toria Cougars and the British Columbia junior hockey cham pionship Thursday night. It was the sixth game of the bestof-seven final, and il was watched by fans, a recon crowd for junior hockey in B.C Vernon now meets Weyburn Red Wings in a western Canada quarter-final of the Memorial Cup playdowns. The series win- ner meets the Alberta cham- pion for qualification to play in the western final against Ihe -Manitoba-Thunder Bay survivor. Marsh broke it up with a lone rush after four minutes and seven seconds of the second overtime period, a sudden- death affair. He split the Vic- toria defence and went in c'.ose to beat Ed Forshmd and De- Ihrone lire Cougars, who won the league and playoff title last spring. Cougars, who dominated the first period, look a 3-0 lead early in the second period on goat by Alex Shilicky, Shayne Webster and Bob Askew and went ahead again, 4-3, in the third period on a goal by Ted Plowe. Bob Craig, Gord Osinchuk and Jim Marsh brought Vernon io 3-3 after their bad start and Lawrence Qucchuk got the 4-4 1! 11 11 II Philadelphia 14.M5 BOSTON 1 CHICAGO 1 First Perlod-1. Bosron. Sanderson 13 (Wesllall, D. Smith) Penalties SlanNed Awrey carlclon 5nv' Second Bos'on, n (Esposllo, 3. Boston, Rucyk 29 (Webster) Penalties D. Sn-.ilti Angotli Websler Shmyr 1 Shmyr, Cashman Th'rd Chicago, D. Hull 1! Mohns) Penaltin R. iguttl (mlnon) (mlnorj) ir-r ii-ii Id Orr, Aril Xcroll, D. Smllh Shots en-goal by Chicago is Bsslon u 1 Attendance ST. LOUIS J PITTSBURGH 1 First PerM-1. SI. Louis, Eccle- ttaie H Sibc-jrln Rupp V.'cylo-Alcft W. Placer Seiond Period-2. St. Louis, Crlso 5 St. WariellSe) 3. Pirts- b-jrgb, Proncvsf la (Bel ere, Mc- Creary) PenalKfs St. 2S (Goyelle, Kennan) St. Marseille Ecc'eitone Blacktwrn Sabowh shoU on goal by SI. Louis 14 II t-Jt Piltlbursh 4 11 11-K MONTREAL i LOS ANOELIS 1 First Period I. 14 [M'cVev, 2. Mwv Irtal, M'ckty 4 (LaPirdtrt, Mahav- Penallles Hsrper Rochetofl tn Etllveau ond Mrlod hovllch [Bellveat i. Lot IShacll) 5. (Cournoyer) Simmons Blanks Monarclis CALGARY (CP) -Gcorg Hill's three goal pcrformar.c carried Calgary Stampedera t 5-0 victory over the-Edmonlo Monarch! in the third game o the Alberta Hockey Leagu final Thursday night. Ite victory was Oie first the series for the Stampeder: Ttie fourth game will be playo in Edmonlon Saturday nigM. lany Dobson and Bob Poor got the o'Jier Calgary goals as Uie Stampeders dominated pla throughout the game. They firci 41 shots at Jim Knox in th Edmonton nets while Gar> Simmons handled only 17. Referee Bernie Haley of Ro Deer called 13 penalties, seve to the Stampeders includin majors to Tom Burgess of Ca gary and Edmonton's Dale Co: rad a ngnt in the fin; moments of the game. Lethbfidgs Trap Club's Annual TURKEY and HAM SHOOT SUNDAY, MARCH 22 10 AT LETH8RIDGE TRAP CLUB Vi north cnl I milt weit ef Airport EVERYONE WttCOMEI Sftck fhj Hirptr TMrd Montreal, Cournoy- ei 24 (Bellveau, Mickey) 7. Mon- Ireal, Rcilmcmd 35 (Richard, Maftov- Per.Jltlei M'cViy Harper I'arris f.n, Fertulixi Mitt, (Wl served by Mavivlkh) Shols oo coal by; Waitrtal.......... II I 1-37 Los Angelti II I Bullin. Changes Playoff Leugths CALGARY (CP) The Wes era Canada Hockey Leagu Thursday announced a chan in its playoff arrangements, r during division scmi-finnl sc ies (o best-of-seven from bes of-nine affairs, A news release from the fiee of president Ron But said division finals and the league final will be best-of-nine Bowling Scores EN04LE BOWL CDMMERCIA1. MEN'S )ave Snieed 356 [6431, Yirlaka 3, Jchn 319 sieve tf.z- 3C9. Ti.-.brldge XI OKI, Dan Al Taylcr Bill Brcv.Ti 3, Jim McPike Klelh Oobln Wi eve Safer 31? HICA'S Marlon 33i. Locna 111. Warge Clark Ed'.lh Voih na Woore IW, Carol Eecher VI Cochburn 254, Marll-a 3W, aetly Yo-.-r.g 25J. AKD COUNTRY Rtby Oieen 375 Rulh Alicfl Sherrle Verhuisl 151, Phyl ;e 25i, Mary Oter 232, Flo Bales 227, Ellen Klnj 221. LYLE'S Sandy Scatlersood 343 (870, Kay oodnari 29i, A-ldenKJ 777 Eve r.'.e.i A'ex Kogler Sieve ;r Taylor 2i5. CKEC Ho'mes 2i4, sieve Salfr 27s. cm Een-le 271, Bea Salmon 2W, El- sn V.'esllir.g Ann er.o 2j2, Francis Yi'tlshl 323, Irene oirassa jx. SHOPPERS WORLD El'rleJa 276, :n Linda V.oxjman 5S3 era Smi'h 353 (7151, Finnerly FI3 Rollingson 251, Reii S2, Ru-th Cvnnir.gham 231, Gall L'itir :dslle 250, Elair.e Brown LCI Debbie Smllh Joel Frails 31S ebbl 241, IB, Its s Palterion 182, Gall RaslBdo 181. SOUTH-ALTA Jchn ScaMercocd 324 Barb 'cr.crcll 2ti Graham Scatlergood Trtrr.e! 265, JaVe El- 1Vt. DarJer.? CjaM iS5, Card Ten- ant Joe Ter.nar.t 254 I7J2I Diann, -ederscn Lfkenda 245, Jerry Hakie KIW.URA'S Nkk Sandy Cakei 330, Rulh Jol-nson Bill PailDcr 3J4, Tracers 217, Julia NalDhama Vr'ayne Gregory 213, LaVerne Blxk 210, W.aria Barbiis la, Clilf Block 219. CHINOOK STATIONERS 2ia, Sharcn Davidson S3, Pearscn 253, Jan Cratb .elly U.arlh [lira Sindllngsr 2S5 Fra-i Efrtsrat. 264, RJa Tuck