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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Four Beantowners exceed 100-point plateau Sabres prevent Bruins from shattering record By THE CANADIAN PRESS Playoff action is out of reach for Punch Imlach, Eddie Shack and tin other Sabres at Buffalo but their determined efforts provide promise of continued ex-eitement as the National Hockey League moves into its econd-last week of regular-sea-eon play. The Sabres, with a strong bold on fifth spot in the East Division, upset the Bruins at Boston 7-5 Sunday night for the third victory in Buffalo's last four games. Shack's three goals led the Sabres in halting the Bruins' winning streak at 13 games, one short of the league record set by Boston in 192940. The loss also left the Bruins one short of tying the record 28-garoe unbeaten string on home ice set by Montreal Canadiens in 1943-44. In other games Sunday, the Canadiens downed New York Rangers 6-2, Chicago Black Hawks stopped Detroit Red Whigs 24, Minnesota North Stirs beat Vancouver Canucks 6-3, California Seals defeated Los Angeles Kings 8-2 and Phil- adelphia Flyers tied Toronto Maple Leafs l-I. Saturday, the Sabres bowed to the Canadiens 8-2 in Montreal, Toronto beat New York 3-1, Boston downed Philadelphia 6-3, St Louis Blues edged Detroit 2-1 and Los Angeles whipped Pittsburgh Penguins 8-4. The Bruins, who clinched the East Division championship Saturday - their first title since 1940-41 - continued setting records despite their defeat Sunday. Johnny Bucyk earned his 68th and 59th assists Sunday to give him 109 points, two more than the record for a left-winger set by Chicago's Bobby Hull in 198849. Bucyk is still eight short of matching Hull's left-wing record of 88 goals. Right winger Ken Hodge, also got his 58th and 59th assists to put his points total at 101 and make it the first time four players have hit the 100 mark in one season. Ahead of Hodge are teammates Bucyk with 50 goals and 59 assists, Bobby Orr with 37 and 96 and league-leader Phil Esposito who collected Ms 66th and 67th goals against Buffalo for a season total of 142 points. Shack scored his first goal mid-way through the second period to give Buffalo a 2-1 lead and then scored unassisted to break a 3-3 tie early in the final session. He made it 5-3 less than three minutes later. Kevin O'Shea pushed the Sabres lead to 6-3 before Esposito, with his second goal of the night, and then Orr, closed the gap to 6-5. O'Shea clinched the victory with a last-minute shot into the Boston net which had ANDY GAPP ANDY CAP? HIC5- IN APRIL 1? Ms? 'A * I'& SETTER GET WALKIN - THIS FLIPPIN* SERVICE GETS WORSE AN1 WORSE >>-' Duguid still champion in world curling play MEGEVE, France (CP) - Canada won the world curling championship again Saturday, but the less-experienced European and United States foursome can take heart today from the man who skipped the winning rink. Winn'oeg's Don Dugu'd wrapped up his second consecutive world title and took home the Air Canada Silver Broom Trophy for the second year running, but the two-time Canadian champion said he found the competition improved this time out. Duguid, lead Bryan Wood, second Jim Pettapiece and third Rod Hunter, combined to put together their strongest game of the week-long event and defeat Favored Russians remain undefeated BERN, Switzerland (CP) -An upset-minded United States team takes on the powerhouse Soviet squad today while Czechoslovakia, looking for its first win, meets West Germany in the world hockey championships. The U.S. and Czechoslovakia have been the surprise teams of the tournament so far-the Americans for their unexpected victory over highly-rated Czechoslovakia and the Czechs for losing their first two games. Although the Soviet Union is favored to beat the Americans today, the defending champion Russians are not taking the U.S. team lightly. "The United States plays a very hard game and has been playing such a game for many years," Soviet coach Anatoli Tarasov told reporters Sunday night. He also noted the Americans had an extra day of rest since they were idle Sunday while the Soviet squad was downing Finland 8-1. In the only other game Sunday, Sweden nipped Czechoslovakia 6-5. In Saturday games, Sweden beat the U.S. 4-2 and Finland edged West Germany 4-3. The U.S. team hopes to stage a strong first period against the Russians today. When the Americans swamped Czechoslovakia 5-1 on the opening day of the tournament Friday, they played aggressively throughout the first 20 minutes and the Czechs were unable to recover from the 2-0 deficit they carried into the second period. Although losing to the Swedes Saturday, the U.S. team out-skated and outshot its opponents in the first two periods. But the Americans began to tire in the final period when the strain of their previous day's game against the Czechs caught up with them. The Russians, world and Olympic champions for the last eight years, have started the 1971 tournament in usual form with 11-2 and 8-1 wins over West Germany and Finland. But the Russian players are slow starters. The weak West German squad held them to a 2-2 deadlock at the end of the first period Saturday and they were tied 1-1 with Finland going into the second period Sunday. Scotland's less - experienced Jimmy Sanderson from Edinburgh, 9-5, in the final round. In addition to Canada and Scotland,, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, West Germany and France took part in the seven-round, round-robin, that led to Saturday's semi-final and final rounds. "The Scottish curlers are good solid curlers," Duguid said of the young losers. "They are a good draw rink but they should learn to play a little heavier weight." The Scottish foursome had in addition to its 24-year-old left-handed skip, his brother Willie Sanderson as third, Iain Baxter as second, and his brother Colin Baxter, only 17, as lead. "Young Colin should improve immensely in the next couple of year," Duguid said. "He needs to practice throwing more weight." He said the Scots, Switzerland's Cesare Canepa, Norway's Knut Bjaanas, and the United States crew of Dale Dalziel from Edmore, N.D., all offered stiff opposition this year. Duguid's win brought his unbeaten streak to 17 in the two years he has won the international title. Last year he went seven straight rounds undefeated, then beat Scotland 11-4 in a playoff. This year he repeated his seven straight victories, plus playoff wins against the Swiss and Scots. Hunter said he was glad everything had turned out all right after the Canadians had found difficulty putting any finesse into their shots early in the competition because of the keeness of the ice. "We thought we could go through it all undefeated," Hunter said. "But the only thing that really concerned me was the ice." Duguid said he will retire now because of busines pressures at home. Smart scores Calgary win CALGARY (CP) - Bill Smart of the University of British Col-u m b i a produced a startling burst of speed at the Stampede City international indoor track meet Saturday to squeeze out a victory in the one-mile race. Running on a wooden track with 15 laps to the mile, Smart struck from 15 yards back at the start of the last circuit to slip ahead of Norm Trerise, also of UBC. The winning time was 4:12.3. As expected, high jumper Debbie Brill of Haney, B.C., left her competitors far behind. The other jumpers, including her sister Connie and Diane Jones of Saskatoon could do no better than five feet, four inches. Debbie won at a height of five feet, 10 inches after missing three attempts to clear six feet. Allen Kane of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., was an easy victor in the men's pole vault at a height of 16 feet. An attempt to move the Canadian native record to 16 feet, seven inches-an increase of two inches - was fruitless. John Radetich of Oregon State University took the men's invitational high jump at six feet, 10 inches while John Hawkins and Rick Cuttle, both of UBC, tied at six feet, eight inches. Highly - ranked United States jumper Ronaldo Brown of California was unable to compete because of a leg injury and in the men's mile highly - rated Muhammad Ali doped? LONDON (AP) - The president of the medical commission of the World Amateur Boxing Association says that watching the Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali heavyweight title fight on closed-circuit television gave him the impression Ali was doped, perhaps without knowing it. Dr. Joseph Blonstein, who is also chairman and senior medical officer of the British Amateur Boxing Association, expresses his suspicions in a medical journal, The General Practitioner. Frazier beat Ali, also known as Cassius Clay, by unanimous decision March 8 in a 15-round bout at Madison Square Garden in New York to become undisputed world heavyweight champion. Blonstein said In an interview that many of Clay's actions were mysterious. "His eyes looked glazed and in all the major fights I have seen Clay in I have never seen him move so slowly." Blonstein said in the article: "I am not saying Clay doped himself. He could have been doped without knowing anything about it. How else can you explain his eyes that were glazed the beginning of the fight As a medical man I took careful notice of these sights and I came to a considered conclusion." runner Chuck Labenz of Long Beech, Calif., was unable to make an appearance. Brenda Walsh of Edmonton provided one of the night's upsets by taking the women's 400 metres over Joan Pirie of Seattle and Jarvis Scott of Los Angeles. Miss Walsh took a runaway victory in 57.4 seconds. Ken French of the University of British Columbia continued the domination of the meet by west coast athletes with a run-away victory in the two mile race. French, third place finisher in the mile Saturday, moved out of the ' pack half way through the two-mile event and piled up an impressive 13-sec-ond lead over this nearest opponent to win in 9:23.3. Ernie Smith or Oregon State took both the men's 50-yard hurdles and the 50-yard dash his time in the hurdles was 6.2 seconds and 9.4 in the dash. In the open men's pole vault, Tom Bestwick of Calgary established a new Alberta native mark with a leap of 13-feet-5%. Strong showing by locals The Lethbridge Track and Field club travelled to Calgary over the weekend and came home with a strong showing in the Stampede City International Indoor Meet held in the Corral. Participants came from different parts of Canada and the USA for the two-day meet which ended Sunday. Joyce Ober gave a fine performance for the local club finishing second in the 50 yard hurdles with a time of 6.9 sec onds which incidentally tied the Canadian record. She also picked up a first place finish in the 50 yard open with a time of 6.2 seeords. George Smith also came up with a strong individual performance capturing the men's 400 metre open with a time of 52.5 seconds and a third in the Invitational 300 metre clocked at 37.8. Smith also ran with the Alberta relay team which finished third and a fourth in the in' vitational 50 yard hurdles. In the men's open shotput event Stewart Hunnings grabbed a first place finish with a toss of 55 feet one inch while in the invitational shotput event Fred Sonuner had a toss of 41 feet iVi inches good for a third place ribbon. Ermin Gersten-buhler placed sixth in the same event. In the women's open shotput Jay Dahlgren gave a heave of 42 feet and IVz inches to finish fifth in a well participated event. The local club also entered a relay team which placed third with a time of 3.49.3. Home runs highlight exhibition baseball action Johnson experiencing a sad spring By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Alex Johnson, the American League batting king last season, is off to a bad start this spring and it has nothing to do with his bitting. Rather it is Johnson's lack of hustle that presents the problem, and it already has cost the morose outfielder $100. Johnson, who has had run-ins with reporters and team-mates before during his career at Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincinnati and now with California Angels, lasted only one inning before manager Lefty Phillips benched him Sunday. It didn't seem to affect his team-mates as they went on to beat San Diego Padres 7-5 in exhibition baseball. Home runs highlighted many of the other games, along with two outstanding pitching performances by Joe Niekro of Detroit Tigers and John Stroh-meyer of Montreal Expos. Rookie Bobby Brooks hit two three-run homers as Oakland Athletics beat Cleveland Indians 10-fl, Minnesota Twins slashed four homers for a 4-3 triumph over Houston and Art Shamsky stroked a grand slam to boost New York Mets past Boston Red Sox 5-4. Montreal stopped Washington Senators 5-3 on homers by Coco Laboy end John Boccabella while Roger Freed and Greg Luzinski homered in Philadelphia Phillies' 5-3 decision over Pittsburgh Pirates. Elsewhere, Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore Orioles 2-1, Cincinnati Reds halted St. Louis Cardinals 5-2, New York Yankees ended a 12-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Detroit, Milwaukee Brewers downed Chicago Cubs 4-2, Chi- cago White Sox beat Kansas City Royals 6-5, an All-Star team defeated Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 and San Francisco Giants edged the Tokyo Orions 5-4 in 14 innings. Saturday, Pittsburgh edged St. Louis 4-3, Boston whipped Detroit 7-3, Kansas City nipped the White Sox 3-2, Houston trounced Minnesota 12-4, Montreal belted the Yankees 13-2, Los Angeles beat Philadelphia 12-7, New York Mets edged Cincinnati 6-5, Chicago Cubs defeated Milwaukee 7-4, Cleveland beat San Francisco 3-2, San Diego downed the Tokyo Orions 9-6, California got by Oakland 6-5 and Baltimore whipped Atlanta 11-2. Johnson was fined for not hustling in a Saturday game, and after he jogged to first base after hitting a grounder Sunday, Phillips took him out. He said he feared Johnson might be suffering from an injury. For Montreal, Laboy and Boccabella hit consecutive horn em for three runs in the fifth inning while Strohmeyer allowed only one hit in seven innings. been vacated by goalie Ed Johnston. Reg Fleming of the Sabres and Boston's Wayne Cashman added to the third-period excitement by squaring off in the main bout of a brawl behind the Buffalo nets. Fleming and Cash-man took fighting penalties. At New York, Yvan Cour-noyer scored twice in the first period and assisted on a goal by Jean Beliveau for the Montreal victory. Rejean Houle, Marc Tardif and Frank Mahovlich .added goals to complete the Canadiens route which kept the Rangers from clinching runner-up spot in the East Division. Rookie goalie Ken Dryden stopped 47 shots to beat the Rangers who suffered only their second home-ice loss of the sea son. Bill Goldsworthy had his first-ever four-goal performance for Minnesota as the North Stars consolidated their hold on third spot in the West Division, His fourth goal of the night at 1:20 of the third period was his 34th of the season and gave the North Stars a 6-0 lead. Goalies Jacques Plante and Bruce Gamble, former teammates at Toronto, staged a duel at Philadelphia that held the Leafs and Flyers to the 1-1 tie, The duel was interrupted briefly in the second period when Toronto captain Dave Keen scored on a backhand past Gamble for his 36th season goal. Less than two minutes later, Plante was beaten when Phila d e 1p h i a's Bobby Clarke deflected a shot from the point by Larry Hillman. The tie with Toronto put the Flyers eight ahead of fifth-place Pittsburgh. The Penguins have just sue games left while the Flyers have seven. Tony Esposito recorded his sixth shutout of the season against the Red Wings in Chicago. Lou Angotti and Bobby Hull scored against rookie Detroit goalie Gerry Gray. The victory was the 46th for the Hawks and gave them 101 points for two club records. Their best previous performance was last season when they won the East Division title with 45 wins and 99 points. Billy Hicke scored twice to lead California in its first season win over the Kings at Oakland. His Sabres couldn't generate much scoring power Saturday at Montreal but coach Imlach provided some drama when he sent goalie Dave Dryden out to face brother Ken who manned the Montreal nets. Imlach started the 29-year-old Dave in the opening period but replaced him with Joe Daley 1% minutes later. But when brother Ken, 23, came out to replace an injured Rogatien Vachon midway through the second period, the Buffalo coach sent Dave back for the brother confrontation. It was the first time brothers had faced each other as opposing goalies in an NHL game and after the game, the two skated out to centre ice to shake hands while the 17,533 fans applauded. Monday, March 92, 1971 - THt ItTHBRIDOl HERALD - 7 PLAYER TRIUMPHS - Gary Player throws his first forward as he sinks a short four-foot putt for a birdie 00 the 17th hole Sunday as he tied Hal Underwood for tho lead after 72 holes of the Jacksonville Open. Player then won $25,000 on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. $25,000 golf win Player clicks JACKSONVILE, Fla. (CP) - A par four on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff was all Gary Player of South Africa needed Sundi/ t> pick up the $25,000 first prize in the Greater Jacksonville open golf tournament. Player and Hal Underwood tied with 281 totals at the end of the regular 72 holes to force the playoff. Both shot par on the first extra hole but Underwood went one over on the second after landing in a trap. Player finished the final round with a 69 while Underwood came in with a 71. Johnny Miller, who was tied with Player for the lead going into the final 18 holes, came out with a 72 for a share of third-place money with Lee Trevino. Both finished with 282 totals, one stroke ahead of amateur Steve Melny� and Don January. Wilf Homenuik of Winnipeg finished nine strokes behind the leaders for a $2,363 payoff. He shot 71s the first two rounds and 74s on the last two. Ken Fulton of Montreal picked up only $200 with his 298 total. Jacksonville amateur Steve Melnyk was tied for fifth with defending champion Don January, each with a 284. Melnyk had a 70 and January took a 71. Arnold Palmer was never a factor. He had a 72 for 291. U.S. Open champ Tony Jacklin of England bad a 72 for 282. TAKE TITLE SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A seasoned Boston University hockey team, rated No. 1 before being in the Eastern playoffs, won the National Collegiate Athletic Association hockey championship over Minnesota Saturday night 4-2. Illllllllllllli NHL summaries on page 19 MIBIIlllIlllllllllllllllIlllllIlltlllllllllllBtllllliT buy that car! The Bank of Montreal has loans. Bank of Montreal The First Canadian Bank ;