Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
MN WITH A AMSSlOft! THAT'S VIC STAS1UK/ VMHO IS COMPLETING HIS SECOND YEAR AS AN N.H.L. COACH. LAST YEAR, AFTER GUIDING HIS CLUB BETWEEN SECOND AND THIRD PlACt? FOR MOST OF THE SEASON, VIC WATCHED HELPLESSLY AS HIS PHILADELPHIA FLYERS DROPPED A RASH OF CLOSE GAMES IN THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE REGULAR SfHEDltf TO FINISH IN FIFTH PLACE AND OUT OF THE PLAYOFF! THIS Y�AR,VIC HOPES TO ERASE LASTSEA50I& DISASTER AND PRESENTLY HAS HIS CLUB BATTLING FOR THIRD SPOT IN THE WEST DIVISION OF THE NJLL, Sabres, Bruins feel blow Campbell busy lifting wallets MONTREAL (CP) - Players for Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League were fined a total of $4,900 Tuesday for their part in last Sunday's bench - clearing brawl, and Boston was assessed a $1,000 team fine. NHL President Clarence Campbell said 11 Buffalo players will pay a total of $1,300 and 12 Bruins $3,900. The incident occurred in the third period of the game, which the visiting Sabres won 7-5, when Wayne Cashman of Boston and Reggie Fleming of Buffalo started fighting near the Buffalo goal. Both players fell to the ice and other players tried to separate them. While this altercation was in progress, Kevin O'Shea of the Sabres left his bench, followed by all the players of both teams txcept Floyd Smith and Jean- Guy Talbot of Buffalo who had already left the game. The players milled around aimlessly for several minutes. Play resumed after referee Art Skov gave major penalties to Fleming and Cashman and a bench minor to Buffalo because O'Shea was the first player to leave either bench. Campbell imposed the following penalties: -O'Shea was fined $300 as the first player to leave either bench. It was the second time Bruins to rest super star Orr BOSTON (AP) - Phil Es-posito has just about locked up the 1970-71 National Hockey League scoring title, and apparently there won't be any down-to-the-wire race with his Boston Bruins teammate Bobby Orr. Esposito's eight-point lead with just six regular-season SOUTHERN ALBERTA BOXING ELIMINATIONS SATURDAY, MARCH 27th Starting 1:00 p.m. - Finals at 8:00 p.m. TABER CIVIC CENTRE AUDITORIUM OVER 80 BOXERS IN ATTENDANCE-ALL CLASSES Admission-Rush $1.00 Ringside $1.50 games left would be a difficult one for Orr to make up under any circumstances. And with the East Division championship already clinched, the Bruins plan to rest their super defenceman as they tune up for the Stanley Cup playoffs. "The decision was made after talking it over with Bobby," coach Tom Johnson said just before the Bruins flew out of Boston for tonight's game against the Black Hawks in Chicago. "He needs the rest more than he needs that," he said of the scoring race. F.sposito's lead is built on a record 67 goals and 74 assists while Orr follows with 37 goals and 96 assists. WANTS ORR FRESH Orr has logged a tremendous amount of ice time this season, sometimes as much as 38 or 40 minutes a game, in leading the Bruins to their first Prince of Wales Trophy in 30 years. Now Johnson is primarily concerned with having his super star fresh for the defence of the Stanley Cup which begins April 7. "He'll play mostly in special situations such as the power play and penalty killing situations for the next few games," Johnson said. "That's until the final week when he'll play more to be fully ready for the playoffs." he had committed the offence this year. -Ten other Buffalo players- goaltender Dave Dryden, de-fencemen Jim Watson, Tracy Pratt and Al Hamilton and forwards Phil Goyette, Skip Krake, Gerry Meehan, Steve Atkinson, Don Marshall and Larry Keen-an-were each fined $100 for leaving their bench to join the fray. -Fines of $300 each were imposed on Bruins Gerry Cheev-ers, Ted Green, Don Awrey, John Bucyk, Wayne Carleton, Garnet Bailey, Derek Sanderson, Fred Stanfield, Ed West-fall, John McKenzie, Don Mar cotte and Mike Walton. The Boston players were as-sessed triple the automatic $100 fine, because it was the third time this season that Boston has been involved in a bench-clearing incident Campbell said in his statement: "In view of the apparent lack of control of its players by the management in three separate incidents of the same character this season, a fine of $1,000 is imposed against the Boston club." SOUTH ALBERTA JUVENILE LEAGUE SEMI-FINAL PLAYOFFS THIRD CAME OF BEST OF 3 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24th - 8:30 p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE LETHBRIDGE WARRIORS vs BROOKS LEGIONNAIRES ' ADMISSION PRICES Adults 75* - Students 50* - Children 25* SUPPORT MINOR HOCKEY Kogler paces Centennials CALGARY (CP) - Rookie Alex Kogler scored mid way through the second period Tuesday night to give Calgary Centennials a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven Western Canada Hockey League quarter - finals against Swift Current Broncos. Kogler burst down the left wing and fired a hard shot past Roger Kosar who sparkled in the nets for Swift Current. The goal gave Centennials a 2-0 lead and they went on to take a 3-1 victory. The first game in the series ended in a 1-1 tie and the third game is scheduled for Swift Current Friday. Game four is to be played Sunday in Calgary. Kosar stopped 41 of 43 shots fired at' him, 32 in the final two periods. Calgary's third goal was scored at 19:59 of the third period by Al Rycroft when Kosar was on the bench in favor of a sixth attacker. Ed Dyck had an easier time of it in the Calgary nets, stopping 21 shots, 11 in the first period. Calgary took five of eight penalties. Murray Warley of the Broncos and Calgary's Murray McNeil each got fighting majors. W�dne�doy, Manh 74, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERA ID - 13 North Stars in playoffs Rangers will finish in second spot By THE CANADIAN PRESS New York Rangers locked up second place in the National Hockey League East Division Tuesday night and Minnesota North Stars clinched a playoff berth in the West. The Rangers whipped Buffalo Sabres 7-2 to finally move out of reach of third-place Montreal Canadiens while the North Stars downed Los Angeles Kings 3-1. In the only other game, Vancouver Canucks upset St. Louis Blues 4-1. The North Stars, now just six points behind second-place St. Louis in the West, have moved out of reach of fifth-place Pittsburgh Penguins who now must pin their playoff hopes on the slim chance of catching Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins, with just six games remaining, trail the Flyers by eight points going into tonight's game against Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh. The Flyers are in action against the Canadiens in Montreal while Toronto Maple Leafs visit California Golden Seals and Boston Bruins meet the Black Hawks in Chicago. The North Stars set a team record for number of wins in a season as they counted their 28th against the Kings in Minneapolis. They set their old mark of 27 wins in their first season in the league-1967-68. Danny Grant, with his 32nd goal of the season, and defence-man Ted Harris scored on power plays for the North Stars and Ted Hampson collected the other goal while Minnesota was short-handed. Goalie Cesare Maniago, who earlier was named most valuable player by his Minnesota team-mates, had his shutout bid ruined by Mike Byers' goal at 4:31 of the third period. The Sabres, smarting from a series of fines assessed Tuesday by league president Clarence Campbell, lacked the spark they showed Sunday in beating Boston Bruins 7-5. In fact, they were outclassed as the Rangers outshot them 50-23 in the game at New York. The fines, totalling $1,300 against 11 Buffalo players, were Minor hod s:ev The Stampeders showed little mercy on the Eskimos Tuesday night as they belted them 9-1 in Midget action. George Irvine scored a pair of second period goals to pace the winners. Solo markers went to Don Johnson, Jim Orich, Lou Lavarato, Norm Michael-is, Jim Henderson, Don Johnson and Dave Dogterom. Tom Kveder averted a shutout as be scored for the Eskimos in the first period. In Pee Wee action last night Bruce Anderson picked up his fifth shutput of the season as the Totems blanked the Vikings 1-0. Peter Watson gave the Totems the only goal during the three periods in the first. Harvey Pocza scored a goal in each of the three periods ox play leading the Monarchs to a slim 3-2 victory over the Ramblers in the first game of the two - game total goal Bantam "B" play-off series. The Monarchs held period scores of 1-0 and 2-1 while each club managed a goal in the third. Doug Morrison and Dale Slu-sar replied for the Ramblers. How about Ali, Wilt? SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -Wilt Chamberlain, the seven-foot-one basketball star of Los Angeles Lakers, says he and Muhammad Ali agreed to a fight' June 23 in Houston's Astrodome if Ali1 had beaten Joe Fra-zier in their world heavyweight title bout. "Muhammad and I had a contract ready to go," Chamberlain said in a telephone call to a San Diego radio talk show Monday night. "He was going to announce it after the fight. "It's unfortunate-or maybe fortunate-for me that he didn't beat Frazier and the fight fell through." Chamberlain, 34, who has talked often of a boxing career, outweighs Ali by about 60 pounds. FIGHT POSTPONED TURIN, Italy (AP) - The world middleweight boxing championship bout between Carlos Monzon of Argentina and Italian challengers Nino Ben-venuti has been postponed to May 8. handed out for a bench-clearing incident in the Boston game Sunday. The Bruins also suffered as Campbell fined 12 Boston players a total of $3,900. The Rangers took advantage of the subdued Sabres and moved to a 2-1 lead after the first period and 4-1 after the second. Vic Hadfield scored twice to lead the Ranger assault on hard-working Buffalo goalie Dave Dryden. ANDY CAPP Ahearne won't get his way BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Bunny Ahearne, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, would like to see Canada return to Olympic and world hockey, but not in the manner the Canadians want it. Canada would like to return to international hockey but refuses to do it in the manner that Ahearne wants - that is, go back to the old amateurs-only play. Ahearne and Earl Dawson, president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Federation, rehashed arguments ov.er Canadian participation in interview Tuesday. Both are here for the world championships. Said Ahearne: "The only way for the Canadians to get back in the world or Olympic ice hockey championships is for the interna-itonal federation to throw the rule book out of the window. "Why should we throw our championships and the Olympics out of the window to please the Canadians?" Said Dawson: "We want everybody to be eligible for the world champion- ships. We don't see why we should not be able to include our best players against teams like the Russians. . . . "We maintain that an open tournament is the answer. The best players would be eligible -whether classed as professionals or amateurs." The Canadians dropped out of last year's world championship play because of the desire to mix pros and amateurs. They are also out of the current world championship tournament here and are out of the Olympics in Sapporo, Japan, next February. "We would like the Canadians back in the fold," said Ahearne, "but we cannot change our rules to suit their desire." The Canadians want to organize a separate world championship against Sweden, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee, maintains that any team playing against a professional team might be barred from the Olympics. The game saw the return from the injury list of defence-men Brad Park and Rod Selling. At Vancouver, Andre Boud-rias led the Vancouver scorers with two goals and netminder George Gardner provided the defence against a 34-shot St. Louis attack. The Canucks tested Blues goalie Ernie Wakely 33 times with Danny Johnson and Bob J&hmautz getting the other goals before a crowd of 15,570. NEW YORK 7 BUFFALO 2 First Period - 1. New York, Mae-Gregor 16 (Nellson, Stemkowskl) 1:29; 2. New York, Nevln !? (Balon, Tk�c-zuk) 15:25; 3. Buffalo Goyette 13 (O'Shea, Marshall) 17:03, Penalties- Pratt 4:21, Park 10:29. Second Period - 4. New York, Neil-son 8 (Tkaczuk) 17:15; 5. New York, Irvine 19 (Horton) 19:05. Penalties - Hadfield 4:21, Meehan 7:22, Nellson 11:20. Third Period - 6. New York, Hadfield 18 (Ratelle, Gilbert) 2:51; 7. Buffalo, Atkinson IB (Keenan, Barrie) 10:14; 8. New York, Hadfield 19 (Gilbert, Ratelle) 12:16; 9. New York, Sa-ther 9 (Nellson, Selling) 19:30. Penalties - None. Shots on goal by Buffalo .............10 6 7-23 New York..........17 13 10-50 Attendance-17,250. VANCOUVER 4 ST. LOUIS 1 First Period - 1. Vancouver, Bou-drlas 23 (Kurtenbach) 8:30; 2. St. Lou-Is, Crisp 5 (St. Marseille, Roberts) 15:19; 3. Vancouver Johnson 13 (Tal-lon, Schmautz) 17:55. Penalties - Tal-lon 4:41, Plcard 8:02, J. Arbour 10:32, Schella 15:19. Second Period - 4. Vancouver, Schmautz S (Tallon) 3:33; 5. Vancouver, Boudrlas 24 (Makl, Poplel) 5:14. Penalties - Selby 4:26, Qulnn 9:31, Cul-len 12:47, J. Arbour, Boudrlas 17:37. Third Period - No scoring. Ptnal-tles - Schella 6:44, Tallon 9:02. Shots on goal by Sf. Louil............ � 12 14-34 Vancouver.......... I 13 U-33 Attendance-15,570. MINNESOTA 1 LOS ANGELES 1 First Period - 1. Minnesota, Grant 32 (Driuln) 4:4B; 2. Minnesota, Hampson 14 (Glbbs, Burns) 19:46. Penalties -Howell 4:23, Goldsworthy 18:08. Second Period - 3. Minnesota, Harris 2 (Glbbs Ltbossiere) 12:16. Penal-tie? - Glbbs 0:30 Grenier 10:25. Third Period - 4. Los Angeles, Byers 23 (Berry) 4:31. Penalties-Nanne, Lonsberry 8:05, Hampson 12:29, Glbbs 14:43. Shots on goal by Los Angeles .........10 * 1-24 Minnesota ..........II 14 *-11 Attendance-15,475. All-Indian hoop tourney The Lethbridge Friendship Centre and the Indian Athletic Society of Lethbridge will sponsor an all-Indian basketball tournament in the Civic Sports Centre March 26 and 27. Eight men's teams and six women's teams will be competing for trophies donated by businesses in the city. The first game commences at 6 p.m. Friday. Admission is $1 per person, with proceeds used by the Lethbridge Friendship Centre boys team to travel to Edmonton for a tournament the end of the month.