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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE ICTHnRlnrH HERAID thimtlay, March 11. Maliovlich breaks aiwlhcr dub record of Wings the current campaign Wednes- r THINK I'M E To HALF" OF THE PAVEMENT SURE 1'CU ARE AN' AS SOON AS I FIND CUT WHICH HALF I'LL BE LET VOU AVE while Detroit fled Wings closet! within one point of Toronto's once-secure playoff spot by de- oustlinf! Los Angeles Kings G- Elsewhere. Buffalo S a h i1 e s acted as spoilers with a 4-3 win playoff-hungry Pittsburgh Penguins while St. Ijouis lilucs tripped California Golden Seals to lake a firm grip on third in the West. In tonight's action. New York Hangers invade Iloslon Garden to meet the Bruins, Buffalo en- tertains Minnesota North Stars A r_ -By Pal Sullivan T ETHBRIDGE Sugar Kings cannot afford to lose tonight when they play host to the Red Deer Rustlers. The luxury of a loss belongs solely to the Rustlers following Tuesday night's 3-1 triumph over the Kings in Red Deer in the fifth game of their best-of-sevett Alberta Junior Hockey League semi-final. Rustlers, defending league and Canadian champ- ions, lead the scries 2-1 with two games tied. This year the Alberta league lias decided to use an eight- point playoff system. It simply means that the first team to earn eight points is the series winner. At this stage the Rustlers have the inside track. Should the Kings stave oft elimination, it is back to Red Deer for what could he the deciding game this weekend. Kings, by tradition, do not like the Red Deer Arena or its 'supporters, bill if they are lo stay alive in the Alberta playoffs they will have to make at least one more trip to the Central Alberta city. To date, the Kings have surprised me. A young club with vei-y little playoff experience, they have more than held their own. It is not out of the question to say they could win the series, but starling now il is all uphill. and Chicago Black Hawks arc at Philadelphia against the Ixithbridgc Marlands recent-j Don CoutLs scored three ly captured the southern times and paced the Bears to a berta Pop Wee title and will solid 7-2 rictorv over the Can- wait until the northern Alberta ueks in Pee Wee playoff action champions are decided before j Wednesday night. provincial final playoff can j David Maciura chipped be played. The Mnrlands decided not to remain idle and plan to tune up for the championship match by participating in Ihe Invitational Pee Wee Tournament this Weybuni tourney will feature W teams in categories and the Marhintls have been placed in the double A division. In the two rlay modified double knockout affair, the taoti teams from I Pnnce Albert, Edmonton, East Kildonan and St. Vital. The f i rst m n L c b will be against St. Vital at 3 p.m. Sat- urday, Meanwhile the A.C.T. Ban- tam A'' Re ps travel lo Red Deer Saturday for their second game of the tvro game tolal- goal provincial finals, A.C.T, earned a 5-2 victory In the first match in Leth- bridge last weekend and carry a three Goal edge into (he final contest. Game time is stated for 5 p.m, Saturday. v.ith a pair of goals while Afark Szucs and Stan Sawicki added singles. Darirt Stinson and Allen Gep- neria replied for the Canucks, who were tied t-1 with the Boars after the first period, but fell back 3-1 after the second. Bruce, Anderson notched his 11 th slin tout of the season Wed- nesday evening as the Totems edged the Vikings on Neal Povey's first period goal. Anderson had 10 regular sea- son shutouts to go with Wed- nesdav's. ies clinic An Athletic Injuries Symposi- a clinic at the U of L lasi um and will be stag- i year and proved most success cd at the University of U-ih- ful. He is more than qualified bridge March 24-25. The purpose of the two dav symposium and workshop i.s to impart basic knowledge and technirjues to any person volved with athletic teams in southern Alberta. Instructors for Ihe Friday evening and Saturday program include Larry Chase, Sand y Archer and Dr, V. J. Murphy. Chase, head trainer for the Calgary Stampeders, conducted HAVE DESIGNED PATTERNS FOR YOUR PERSONALITY TO rugged lead the parade followed by t h lophisticoled herring- geometrks ond hounds- ioolh. See YOUR Personality Pattern ot ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 331 5th Street South OPEN THURSDAY TILL 9 P.M. to handle the clinic as he brings a vast amount of knowledge o problems concerning athletics injuries related to school pro- grams. For the past 12 years Chase has been employed b} the Calgary- School Board as physical education instructor coach and counsellor. Ardior, Hie head Iraincr for the Ronghriders for the past 22 years is the dean of the Canadian Trainer and the current president of the Canadian Athletic Trainer Asso- ciation. WII.I, LECTURi; Dr. Murphy an orthopedic surgeon, has been with the Cal- gary Stampeders since 1957 in the role of team physician, lie lecture on knee and ankle injuries and will be available to answer questions of interest raised. During the two days, parti- cipants will become aware of methods to prevent injuries and will learn to tape and wrap various injinies properly. The clinic will also take In the proper methods of treating new injuries and the techniques, of massage. Pro registration for tiie course may be completed through the Registrar's office The crowds have been good for the Kings' home games thus far in the series, and tonight should he no exception. It gripes me that the league decided upon the eight-point system. By doing so they have taken one of the most exciting elements of playoff hockey away from the paying customers, and I refer, of course, to overtime. Twice the Kings and Rustlers have battled to a stalemate and on two other occassions the issue wasn't settled until an empty-net goal decided things. I know I'm not alone in favoring overtime. Some- one once said that tie games are like kissing your sister. 1 couldn't agree more. The patrons deserve lo see a final decision. It is too late to do anything about il this year, but let's forget this eight-point system. It is called a best-of-scven series. Lei's leave it at that. Let's restore overtime. This eight-point playoff is just one of the bad habits picked up from the Western Canada Hockey League. Next thing you know we'll have best of nine series or five-games, tola! points. II is becoming that ridiculous. Regardless of who wins this Lethbridge-Retl Deer series, Ihe winner should take Ihe league title, Calgary Canucks and Edmonton Maple Leafs are currently deadlocked 3-3 in their semi-final. The Can- ucks are an expansion team and a pretty good one mind you, but either the Rustlers or Kings should be able to best them. As far as Ihe Leafs go, both the Kings and Rustlers held a decisive edge in games played against the Capital City club, in league play and both, f feel, are superior clubs. It hasn't been the rosiest of years for the Kings. There has been dissension on Ihe team itself as well as with management. It would be nice to see the kids pull through. The game tonight is set for eight al Henderson Lake Ice Centre. Bottlers drop Flyers easily Purity Bottling blasted in four unanswered goals in the at the University bridge. Reg i.sir a I ion will also be of pcntxl and cruised to a p.m. Friday. A fee of is required to cover the cost of ma- terials needed. Lunch wil! be provided on Saturday at the U of L cafeteria. Meanwhile, the department of Physical Education will be holding their annual Athletic Awards Banquet Saturday night at the U of L cafeteria. The purpose of the awards night is to honor those athletes I who represented the institution 1 during the past year. WEST CASTLE SKI REPORTS Pinctter Creak------627-4524 Lethbridgo 328-3475 Calgary 266-3355 For ReservaHoni Priori) 403- 427-4524 victory over Williams Fly- ers in the second game of their City Recreation Hockey Lea- gue semi final playoff scries Wednesday night. Purity leads the best of three affair 1-0 with one game tied. The winner will advance fo the championship round and will meet the Labor Club Can- ueks, who earned two straight v ictories over the U of L Pronghorns in the other semi' final playoff. In last night's match, the Bottlers took a 4-0 first period find never looked back. Williams Flyers started the .second frame with two quick goals, but watched the Bottlers rally back with three more markers to carry ft com fort' able 7-2 lead into the third j period. Bob Bartlelt and Vic chuk led the Bottler's attack with two goals apiece while Dennis Obcrg, Gary Paskuski, Herbcrs, Nci! Kristjan son and Tom Yip added singles. Yip also a irted on three of the EJottler's goals during the t hreo peri od s of pi ay. Bnico, Lowe, Cliff Block and Tex Wiebo replied for tha ers, who seem to be suffc-rin ihc loss of Howie Yanosik er vices. Only two penalties were sensed in Ihe 60 play wifh the Flyers Inking th nod on both occasions. McLellan wasn't the bench in Montreal Wednesday night. His ulcer lias kept him in the background since Feb. 22 when the Leafs blew a four-goal lead in n 5-4 loss Detroit. He was expected to rejoin tlio game in Vancouver Friday against the Canucks. The Canadicns, who had won four of (lie previous five meet- ings between fhe two clubs this year, opened fast and pressed the Leafs throughout the first period. i Montreal opened a 3-0 lead be- fore the Toronto club found its skating legs and completed the comeback with Jim HarrLson's power-play goal less than two minutes remaining, CLUB HECOKD left winger Frank ahovlich, who counted his 2nd goal, established a club for left wingers, break- g (he mark of '11 lip ith now-retired Dtckie Moore. And Mahovlich is within three of Moore's club points iark of and the way the Big has been playing of a late he almost sure to surpass that it a! in Montreal's remaining ve games. It is the third club Mahovlich as pi ayed f n r in his 15-year TIL career on which he has eld a scoring mark. "That point Ls the one thai oitld well put us in the play- said King Clancy, Toron- o's interim coach." I think could have beaten them lo- ight if U hadnt been for that oalie of theirs." Montreal's Ken Dryden putted ff several key saves as the -eafs applied pressure, particu- arly late in the game, which rompted Clancy to wonder oul oud ''hwv Dp.troit ever man- ged to score seven go a Is' gainst the lanky netminder in Red Wings win last Siur day. KING PICKS HIS STAHS Clancy credited hustling de- enccman Jim McKenny and th work of poinlman Paul Hender son for making Toronto's an lemic power play so effective in recent games. Rookie Marcel Dionne, mak ng a bid for late-season ballot: n Uie Cal der Trophy T a ce scored twice and set up two oil' rs to lead the Wings at Los An tjeles. It was a must game for !l Red Wings, who now have 7 points to 74. Th Wings, however, have only four games left to Toronto's five. Iloth clubs have a lough roa ahead. Detroit faces three of th ,'s top four New York, Montreal and Chica go in the stretch, which in eludes three games away froi home, while the Leafs engag the same four teams thre times but have two games a home. The Wings are hot for the lat run and Wednesday night's vii lory was their third straigf wliile the Leafs have been blov ing cool of late, tying three an losing two of their last fiv starts. Al Hamilton's power-play that deflected in off Pittsburg defenceman Dave Burrows' Ic gave the Sabres their margin Pittsburgh and temporaril halted a Penguin hunt for playoff berth in the West. The Penguins, who missed th playoffs the last Iwo years, hel a 3-1 lead midway through th middle period when Buffalo ca tain (Jerry Meehan and rook- Rick Martin's 44th goal of Ui year evened the count at 3-3, With 5R pomts, Pittsburgh r mained fied for fifth with Phil rielphia Flyers, two points be- hind California and five back St, Louis. The Golden have four games left, St. Lou and Pittsburgh have five ea> mid Philadelphia has seven play. SUSPENDED Wayne Casriman, right, of the Boston Bruins and Dennis Hextall of the Minnesota North Sfars were suspended Wednesday for Jhree games each by Clarence Campbell president of the National Hockey lea- gue. The suspensions were a result of a stick-swinging duel in Boston Sunday. r i a a i i i i BEFORE YOU BUY TRY SOMMERFELDT CAR SALES 321 13th ST. N. PHONE 328-9444 EASTER SPECIALS WAGONS! 1970 CONCORD ESTATE WAGON Fully loaded Summaries BUFFALO PITTSBURGH 3 DETROIT A LOS ANGELES Prn.illies Sricxk Watson Piatl Second Period 3. PiHsburch, Har-baruk 10 tSchork, BurrowrO Ditmne Jnnnson Second LOT Angeles, dernier 20 f B.icfcstrom, Lesuk) 3. leyne> 5- Bullaro, AAeehan A. Oelroif, Diunne 11 IDelvoc- Period S. Los Anqeles, roTi Penalties Polis mil, 15 fBerenson, Shots on goal by: Buffalo 17 20 (Lesuk, Goring) B. Drrroll, !8 (Rochefwt Attendance ST. LOUIS 4 CALIFORNIA 1 F rsl Prried No scorinq. on qoil by Delroit H U 1i Los flnqelei 1. S II d Prr'-vl 1 St Lou- J TORONTO 3 St. Louis, Sabtturln 28 (Fgers, 3- St. Louis, Ungc-r 33, ppna 1 cs Shmyr LeflLh, Shmyr Roberto majors Stewart U.nrow, Roborti) 2. Monrrc-dl, Le m a ire 30, Penalties La-pt-rrisrt' Ley Baun Th re Period t. California, Gilberts on T5 (fA. Johnston, Redmond) 5. St. Louis, Lavender 5 (Crisp, D O'Shca) Penalties Unger Hicke Shrityr major. Roberto mafor miner J. Johnston, Stewart, Dupont, R. Plager majors, B Shots on goal by: CalHarnia U 4 3S St. Louis 10 U Tor o.-i to, Ullrnani 23 (McKenny) Penalties Harrison Roberts, Third Period S. 7oronro, Henderson 35 (Ellis, McKenny) 6. To-ronlo, Harris en 19 Wona-han) 1ft: 16. Penalties. Tardif Lflfleur f6.17, Morfreal' H S Attendance 17.7--.Q. Elks lose I The Lethbridge Elks came up with tlioir best showing of the serson Wednesday but it fell list short and as a result the year is over. Elks needed a win Wertnes-ny against the Medicine Hat Wheelers fo stave off clmiina-ion from the Southern Alberta uvenile League semi-finals. The locals held the Gas City crew to a standstill in the first two periods sharing 0-0 and one counts The Wheelers scored ttiree limfs in the third period, the last into an empty net, to edge the Glks 5-3 and win the of three series 2-0. Kim McN aiigh ton, a defence-man turned forward scored all three goals for the Elks. Rick Friez and Robin Sutherland each scored twice for the Wheelers. Gerald Granger scored info an empty net. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES KATIOriAt LEAGUE Easl Division W I. T F A PU. Oostofl SI 10 !0 30! 17.1 1 1 New York 36 11 731 f3 Ca Ifornia .21 3S la 107 ?4? 40 Philadelphia 13 34 1? J2l S3 Pittsburgh 23 W 13 700 3M Anqeles IB M 8 LEADERS: G A Horstiev Cleveland 2 Provirienca I 0 Western Denver 6 Portland Salt LaVc A Sfln Diego 5 Sft.-ilils- 3 f> Oaylon 3 toatls 1-0" Hcxt Wayno 5 Dos 3 For1 tKit-ol-five Quarter-final 3-0 Porl Huron 3 7 Fcit Huron losds hcit-of-five quaf-ler-final 1-0 Grrrnstwr. S S final 1-T Western rnlernallonal SpoVana 5 Nelson 3 Orr. B 7A 117 Ralclle, NY Al !D1 Hatificld, NY -15 5d 75 Gilbert, NY 53 9 P Manovlich, M '.2 51 9-R. Hull, C -1.1 33 RJ Cournover M 33 B D onne, D '5 11 HOCKEY SCORES Nalion.il Buffalo J Pittshurgri 3 Toronlo 3 Montreal 3 St. Louis 'i California T Detroit 4 Los Angeles ton 2 SI John's I Moncfon wins best-oMive Pastern Bay 10 Smiths Falls 7 Thunde-r Bay teads bnl-oF-sevcit Eastern Canada quarter-ftnal 1-0 Sask.ilchewan Junior HumhoMI WelviMc 1 Hum boldt bcaf-of-wvfn Una 7-i'v British Columbia Junior Vcrnon 4 Chilliwacfc 3 Vernon lcaii> beif-of-icvcn semf-linal J-0 Kartihop'- i Penrkton Best o( seven strmi-linal Hod 1-1 MOVE UP J964 FAIRLANE WAGON SPORTS MINDED? 1970 IMPALA CONV. LUXURY MINDED? 1970 DELTA 88 4-DR. Fully loaded 1966 CHEV TON 4 tpecd 5-1970 2-DR. HDTS. CHEVS AND PONTIACS B I I Come in and ice us! I WID{ SELECTION OF AH MAKES AND MODEIS OF Wltl USED CARS AND TRUCKS WINSLOW GENERAL Better Mileage 6 Ply Puncture Protection ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE HRi 402'UI Ayt: ;