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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE 1IERAU) Motel. Seals drop tough 4-2 decision to North Stars led Wings gain on idle Maple Leafs with win By IAN MacLAIXE Canadian I'rcss Slaff Vancouver Canucks made their move to stop Detroit Ilcd Wings' We! for a playoff berth Tuesday nighl. but Lhc slumber- ing Toronto Maple Leafs will to looV: 'nr help elsewhere to bold fourth in the hot East Division race. With the first tlireo places just about settled, tlie Wings ap- pear to havo recovered from a slight letdown arid hung on (or a 7-5 win over Vancouver to close wEUiin two points of Toronto. Elsewhere, California Golden Seals' playoff hopes in the West were given a jolt in a 4-2 loss to Minnesota North Stars. The Stars, already assured of second in tho West, spotted the Seals an early goal then replied with four of tlieir by veteran Charlie Burns. The loss left California fourth, in the. last playoff spot, one point behind St. Louis Blues and two points uj) on Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Pen- guins. Tlte Seals, however, have only five games remaining to six for St. Louis and Pittsburgh and seven for the Flyers. The Seals get an opportunity to recoup their loss tonight at St. Louis while Pittsburgh enter- tains Buffalo Sabres. The Toron- to-Detroit playoff race also con- tinues, the Leafs visiting Mont- real Canadiens while the Wings are in Los Angeles against the Kings. The Canucks lost their chance to bo spoilers on Bill Collins' two third-period goals but made it hot and interesting despile Mm loss this week of two regulars. Forward-defcnceman Dale Tallon was operated on Monday for torn left knee ligaments sm! will be lost for the remainder of tho season. Defencemon Barry Wilkins MOMENT OF TRUTH Delroit Red Wings' nelmmrJer Andy Brown, makej o valiant effort to stop a puck fired by a Vancouver Canuck Tuesday night. Red Wings' de- Melcschuk lias an easy time- fenceman Ron Stackhouse and Vancouver's Wayne Makl ora right on Brown's doorstep. Wingi won the gams 7-5. Winnipeg foursome is favored GARMISCH- PARTENKERCUEN' (CP) Orest Meleschuk and his Cana- dian rink from Winnipeg seam to be a sure bet to win the world curling championship in this West German winter sports centre, but Meleschuk doesn't like the playoff system. "We can win them at! during Uie round said the big 32-y e a r -o 1 d technician after beating the United States 11-1 in the second round. "But then it comes down to a showdown. "Vou can blow it in the final. We don't like tliis single knock out system. It was easier in the Brier with robin." a straight round kids had trouble with the takeouts." The Canadian rink to date has shown Its experience and its Vaseleiiak blasts in als six goa The eight rinks In the world championsliip play each other once and then the top four ad- vance into a single knockout plaj-off. A rink can go through the round robin undefeated, but lose a key game in the playoff. However, the Canadian rink looked every inch a winner Tuesday. BEAT SWISS AND U.S. The Manilohans overcame the tricky swinging ice to beat Peter Atfinger of 11-C In the afternoon's first round and then came back to swamp Boh la Bonte and his young North Dakota rink in the evening, "The key to the whole thing so far has been the said Meleschuk. "V.'e had .wme trou- ble with it this afternoon. But we got it quickly tonight. That was what bothered Ihe Ameri- Jack's Plumbing Serving Lelhbrldge FOR ESTIMATES PHONE JACK FUILER 328-2515 John Yaselenak decided to do a little shooting and blasted in six goals in Canada Packers' 7-0 shutout over Lethbridge Gaol in City Broomball League action Sunday. With one game remaining, Vaselenak vaulted into the scor- ing race lead with W goals, two better than Gus Fomradas of Welterlich. Gunner Crawford tallied the other Packers' marker in their easy victory. Wellerlich kept their one-point lead over the Packers with a 3-0 win over the Traders. Frank Popson, Tom Wright and Nick Teniky scored a goal apiece for the winners. In another contest, Den- nis Kamitomo notched the only marker as he led Honda to a 1-0 decision over Fiorino Rov- ers. Ventura Hotel clinched third place with a slim 2-1 victory over EIrich Kimura. Jim Eraser and Fred Guen- ther tallied a goal each for Ven- tura while Lloyd Mercer re- plied for Etrich Kimura. Tom Beresnak flipped in two markers and paced Lethbridge Hotel to a 3-1 win over K. Masonary. George Stimatz chipped in with a singleton while Tom Virostek managed a solo efforl In a losing cause. total control over the swingy ice. Tlie key appears to be abil- ity to throw heavy weight, something Ihe Canadians are good at, but something that con- founds the Europeans who pre- fer a quiet game. Tlie Canadians share tlie lead after two rounds with Alex Torrance of Scotland. Bul in style and accuracy, the Oanadi- ans appear to have the edge. Torrance downed M a n f r c d of West Germany 8-5 in the first round and then edged Kjell Oscarius of Sweden in the evening. The Scots lad trouble with the ice during games and were forced to throw heavy weight instead of olaying their usual quiet game. FOUR TIED FOR THIRD Four rinks are tied for third with 1-1 marks: Peter Attingcr of Switzerland, la Bonte, Pierre Bban of France and Raederer. Sweden and Knut Bjaanaes oi Norway are winless in two imcs. In the second round Switzerland swamped the young proved you got to throw tieav-y weight on tbi.s ice." The bang-bang knockout the Canadians impresses th European teams and many ar trying to emulate it with mixc results. The Swiss team tried h knock rocks with the Canadian during the afternoon, but acct racy finally took over and th Canadians scored three in th eighth to coast to their 11-6 wii The opening was attended b about but crowds during the afternoon an evening. About 500 watcl each v i s i to r from curling clubs in Canada. as admillcd lo hospital Tues- ay s n f f e r i n g from spasms aused by kidney stonc.s. It was it known immediately how lany games he would miss, k Libel! .-.r.d Tirn Eccle- one also scored two each for le Wings but ailed only 5-4 the Canucks after two pe- cds and Andre Boudrias' score of the third period lied it five apiece. After the first period it was a lippy affair with each team ns break recor By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PlioenLx Suns broke a team coring record in whipping Port- md Trailblazers 160-128 in their 'ational Basketball Association ame Tuesday night. Clem Haskins scored 23, Paul ilas 24, Connie Hawkins 23, eal Wall; 19 and Charlie Scott nd Dick Van Arsdale 18 each, hey scored 83 points in the irsL half, a team record, then rokfi the old point total of 145 ointsr which was set in 1969 gainst San Diego. In all the scoring, Portland orwanl Sidney Wicks became he eighth NBA rookie to score vcr points in a single sea on. He led the Trailblazers vith 31 points. Elsewhere in the NBA, At- anta Hawks defeated Philadcl- 'hia '76ers 117-11J, B n f f a Iravcs topped Baltimore Bul- ets 114-100, Los Angeles Lakers rimmed Chicago Bulls 109-104, Detroit Pistons beat Cincinnati loyals 120-117 and Milwaukee Sucks whipped Houston Rockets 111-94. In the American Basketball Association, it was Indiana 139, Pittsburgh 11G; Kentucky 102, Memphis 99; Dallas 107, Floridi- ans 90 and Utah 132, Denver 120. Atlanta clinched a Central Di- vision playoff berth with its vic- tory. Rookie Elmore Smith and Randy Smith pounded Balti- more in Buffalo's victory. El- rnore scored 29 points and got 22 rebounds while Randy got 25 points. Mea n wh Lie K areem Jabbar oE the -Milwaukee Bucks has been named Most Valuable Player in the National Basket- hall Association for the 1971-72 season. It was the Milwaukee centre's second award in three profes- sional years. As Lew Alcindor, be won the honor last year as he led the Bucks to the NBA championship. Tho Bucks ready have clinched the Mid- west Division this season, Jerry West of Los Angeles La- kers finished second in Ihe vot- ing for the third straight year. drawing match misconduct and misconduct penalties. Vancouver's Ted Taylor and tarry Johnston of Detroit were ejected together at of the [lira period, i The two were given the' leavc-ho on an unusual call by refcreo Lloyd Gilmour who as- sessed a rarely-used five-minute natch misconduct when the two >layers made threatening ges- ures at each other with their slicks. Neither player would drop lus stick, nor did they initiate much effort to inflict injury with them. As a result of the call, the two teams had to play the next five minutes short-handed. Both players received automatic fines and could face suspensions when the matter is dealt with by NHL president Clarence Campbell. SCORES AND SCRAPS Less than five minutes after :he Taylor-Johnston altercation, scrappy Bob Schmaiitz, who scored two Vanccnrver goals, ami Wings' defenceman Arnie Brown were given minors and misconducts. The Canucks, fighting an uphill battle to vacate the East Division cellar, outshot the vis- itors in every period and oil the game. Dave Baton kept them in con- tention early, tying the score 3-3 in the second period. But Eccle- stone rammed in two power play goals minutes apart to ANDY CAPP Eastern rinks fight for life THUNDER BAY. Onl. (CP) Norwegian rink 104 and West] Rinks from the Atlantic area, with tlie exception of Prince ward Island, have not won many games at the Canadian Germany come back from a five-rock deficit lo beat France 7-6. In the afternoon, France I mixed curling championships, edged Sweden 7-6 and the U.S. but they have handled them- easily downed Norway 7-5. selves well. The evening game turned into i In t o d a y 's riglM round, a romp for the Canadians j they'll have an opportunity to show their improve young American students from the University North Dakota tried to hit the Manitobans with disastrous results. Meleschuk quickly opened a IVO lead and never looked liack. The Ameri- cans conceded after eight ends. "I do like this system of con- ment when Scotia meets Quebec, Prince ICd'.vard Island goes against Manitoba, and Newfoundland clashes with Brit- ish Columbia. Also in Ihe eighth round, Al- berta plays Northwest rics, and Saskatchewan meets over Don Smith of Charlofte- town. In the sixth round, Manitobr beat Newfoundland 12-5, Ontari beat Andre Emond of Montrca said Meleschuk who is Northern Ontario. used to going the full 12 ends re- quired in Ihe Canadian champi- onship. ''But our game tonight FRANK AITKEN SUPERIOR SERVICE ff ARE YOU SURE? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU'RE SHOCKS WERE CHECKED? Gulf Standard Shocks, each....................10.95 O Gulf Heavy Duty Shocks, each O Gulf Load Leveller Shocks, each................22.95 FREE INSTALLATION Rob Dillon and his P.E.F. rink, intact from last year ex- cept for third Cathy Dillon, are among the leaders in the event with five wins in six games. Tlie others have not fared so well in the standings although John Clark of Fredericton has won three games. Clark dropped a tough extra-end decision to Tom Stobbs of Springbank, Alia., in Tuesday's seventh round. ONTARIO WfN.S In other seventh-round games. John Ctishing of Toronto beat AI Delmage of Yellowknife, N.W.T. 11-8, Trcv Fisher of Coquitlam doubled Roger Anholt of Moose Jaw, Sask., 84, AI Bald- winson of Winnipeg edged AI King of North Bay, the North ern Ontario representative, 1 anrl Jim Gu.shuc of SI, I Nfkl., won his first gama S-7J 9-8, Alberta defeated Nova Kco Lia 9-6, New Brunswick doublet Alberta 10-5 and Prince Edwarc Island handed Northwest Tern tones an 8-7 setback. With the exception of on game, Nova Scotia's 8-5 loss i New BruJiswick, losses by th AtlanUc rinks have been a partly due to big ends the have yielded. .Smith and his Truro, N.S, rink lost 9-7 to Ontario when the learn allowed Cushing tn score five in the sixth end and dropped decisions to Alberta and Northwest Territories be- cause of four-enders. Clark and Gushue havo had much the same problem, giving up extra points that have cost them numerous victories. put the Wings in front again be- fore tlic period ended. At Minneapolis, the Stars spotted California Norm Fergu- son's goal but then fired back with some of their own, the two by Bums before the first period ended giving them tbslcad. Former Minnesotan Walt IcKechnie was tagged _with a lisconduct in the opening pe- iod of the chippy game in -hich Stars' veteran Doug lohns and Ferguson took fight ng majors in the second periot and Joey Johnston of the Seals nd rookie defenceman Dennis O'Brien got five minutes each arly in the final period. California defenceman Rick linith picked up a game mis -onduct when he interfered in he Johnston-O'Brien fight. IAT1S HONORED And for fighting a fire !n St Louis earlier this month, six o he Canadiens were named hon orary chiefs Tuesday on scroll rom the International Fire- lighters' Association. "The players, led by defence man J. C. Trcmblay, helped i the rescue of hotel guests fron :he blaze as well as Montrea coach S c o 11 y Bowman Floyd Curry, assistant genera manager of Montreal club. Tremblay was singled out fo his leading role. Others honorec were forward Re jean Houle anc clef en ceme n Pierre Bouchan Guy Lapointc, Dale Hoganso and Serge Savard. Savard, the only one injurec during the rescues, suffered an 1Pr-slitch gash in his leg when h kicked out a window. He'll lw returning to action tonigh against the Leafs. DETROIT 7 VANCOUVER 5 First Period 1, Vancouver, Kur enbath n (Maid, Guevremor-f) 6-0' 1 Vancouver, Schrnautr 7 (Schcllc 3. Detroit, Utelt 17 (Dlonr, i) A. Detroit. 3 Collins) 3. Delroi (Eceleslone, Rochelor Penalty Lifcell Second Period Vancouve Balon 1? (Connelly- Boudriss) DC r r o i t, Ecclestone (Dtonn Delvecchio> 8- Detroit, Eccl slcne 16 [Delvccchlo. IS-JBr 9- Vancouver, SchrrauJr (Makl, Guevremonl) Penal Roddy 1'56, Bergman served Boucha Johnston Sfhel Schmautr Stac house Collins, Third Period '0. Vancouvn Boudrias 3J (Kurtcnbach, Guevi mont) 11. Detroit, Collins (Oelvccchio, Karlander) O troit, CoJIfns (Llbeft, DTcrme) Penalties Taylor match penal served by Schella, Johnson match pc ally by Boucna Redmo Schmauti minor, malcr a Arnie Brown mfnor, malor Shof5 on goat by Detroit............. 11 >J 13 10- MIHHESOTA 4 CALIFORNtA First Period 1. California, F Busor. TJ fCarfeton) 3- Minne rs, 9 fParlse, Gibbs) Burns 10 (Glbbs, Gol worth) >i.31. Pensltif? minor mlscoriduct Second Period A fAfnncapo O'Brien 3 (Hampson) 5. Mfn sots, Nanne 70 (Prentice Harnpii Penalties Stewart R Wohr.s minor Fergus major iQ-.m. Third Period 6. Callfwnia, Shy 4 {Carlclor., Pind-r) Penallie J. Johnston, O'Brien malors, Srr garr.e misconduct Reid Short on goat by; ALBERTA JUVENILE LEAGUE SEMI FINALS ?ncJ GAME BEST OF THREE LEW. MIDGET ELKS vs MED. HAT JUVENILE WHEEIERS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 p.m. Civic Ice Centre FRIGHTEMIN 'OW THE POUND'S COIN' COWN J IN STrW'S ONE WAV OF )l LOOKIN1 AT IT liy AL McNKIL MONTREAL (CP) For- ards Wayne Castiman of Bos- >n Bniins and Dennis Minnesota North Stars today ere suspended for three games ach by president Clarence a m p 1) e 11 of Ltta National ockey League. Tlie suspensions were the re- .ilt of a stick-swinging incident Boston last Sunday for which ashman received only a minor for slashing Hextai! and similar penalty for a later harging Incident. In retaliation, Ilextall harl pearcd Cashman and received five-minute major penalty rom referee Bill Friday, Tn addition lo their suspen- ions Cashman was fined .net Hextall received two ines. The first of the fines .gainst Flextall was automatic when Friday called a spearing nfraction. The facts of the Incidents In- vestigated by Campbell were fully documented by a videotapa of the game, including normal action, slow motion and instant replay. Referee Friday did not the spearing incident anrl was not disciplined for his failure to take more drastic action, Camp- beU said. Stamps ink two CALGARY fCP) Backup quarterback Jim Ltndsey find offensive tackle Dennis Kemp have signed with Calgary Stampeders for the 1972 season, the western football clnh an- nounced today. Both are tn their second sea- son. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Eair Division W L T F A Boston....... 51 10 10 3W 112 York 41 13 11 17B 107 JS 162 101 Pronto ......30 19 13 159 192 73 Detroit......31 33 9 2J3 243 71 Buffalo .......U t7 17 159 ?7S 45 Vancouver !8 47 7 136 279 43 Division -1! 17 13 330 153 17 35 27 10 177 6C 3S 36 ;i 195 330 61 31 34 IB 506 2iS 60 a 23 13 IEO 331 iS :3 3? 13 1971X0 id Los Ar.gelei .18-17 8 Hi 44 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE E a item Division WL T F A Pli 13 ?3 7 2B7 !2i E3 1 37 Jfl 3 312 353 77 35 33 0 338 311 70 31 3fi 1 307 15 AI 1 252 311 5! 71 43 1 235 773 d? Plin Finn Switt Cur.-enl Western Division New West Medicine HA! >.i n 3? 37 35 30 "..I 1.1 3 U9 151 320 7J4 90 1 IJt 79 3 351 312 1 215 371 1 211 373 HOCKEY ICORES National 4 California I 7 Vancouver 5 American Nova Scotia Boston 3 Cleveland 7 Baltimore 1 Central TulSA 4 Kansas City 3 Charldfa S Greensboro 0 First (jama tesf-of-seven seml-linal Syracuse 5 New Haven 2 Syracuse wins best-of-seven final 4-3 International Fort Wayne 5 Des 3 Firit game best-cf-fiv? quarfer-llnal Centennial Cup Monctor 4 51. Jonn'i 1 leads besf-of-flvi taittrn Canada quarttr-final 2-1 Vfcitcrn Canada Vancouver 2 New Westminster 1 Calgary 3 Edmonton 0 Regina A. 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