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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHOHIOQE HERALD Monday, March It ruins clinch first place in east Kings should make playoffs now By GLENN COLE The Canadian Press It has been five years since Los Angeles participated in the .National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs but, barring a complete collapse by the Kings, the team will be there this year. The Kings, on an 11-game unbeaten streak, are third in the West Division with 72 points, five more than fourth- place Atlanta Flames The Kings won 7-1 Sunday over California Golden Seals while St Louis Blues dropped their 15th straight road game a 4-1 -decision to Philadelphia Flyers. Pittsburgh smashed Detroit Hed Wings 8-0, Boston Bruins defeated Montreal Canadiens ti-3 New York Islanders won fi-4 over Atlanta. Chicago Black Hawks topped Minnesota North Stars 6-0, Vancouver Canucks edged Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 and New York Rangers defeated Buttalo Sabres 3-3 to move to within two points of second- place Montreal in the East Division The Kings blanked Vancouver 5-0 Saturday, Minnesota defeated Pittsburgh 5-1, Detroit upset the Rangers 5-3, the Islanders and Sabres tied 1-1, Montreal dumped St Louis 7-3, Atlanta edged Boston 4-3 and the Black Hawks clipped the Flyers 3-1 Kings 7 Golden Seals 1 Mike Corngan with two and Bob Nevin. Butch Goring, Don Gene Carr and Juha Widing scored for the Kings. Peter Laframboise got the lone Seals' goal. Flyers 4 Blues 1 The Flyers, who lead DOfVT PORGET mmun VOUR DERBV 5UKEP5TAKE TICKET! WINNERS WANTED! If you didn't receive your 6-pack of tickets in the mail, fill out the coupon at the bottom of this ad and mail in as instructed. Over S250.000.00 in cash prizes makes this Alberta's biggest sweepstake Chicago by eight points in the battle for first in the West, got goals from Andre Dupont, Orest Kindrachuk, Rick MacLeish and Bill Clement. Greg Polls replied for the Blues. Blues forward Gary Sabourin failed to accompany the team to Philadelphia from Montreal. Management would not comment on Sabourin's absence. Penguins 9 Red Wings 0 Bob Kelly had the first three-goal game of his NHL career and goalie Andy Brown .posted his first NHL shutout as the Penguins swamped Detroit. Chuck Arnason with two, Jean Pronovost, Bob McManama and Lowell Garner not to blame as Blazers lose 3-1 By THE CANADIAN PRESS George Gardner did a far, far better job than most goalies have ever done, but the tale of two cities had the same old'ending. Gardner faced 48 shots Sunday night as his Vancouver Blazers lost to Toronto for the sixth straight time this World Hockey Association season. They have yet to beat the Toros. Gardner shut out Toronto until the third period when 20 shots produced a 3-1 Toro victory. Quebec Nordiques upset New England Whalers 4-3 to remain locked with Toronto in a second-place tie in the East Division, and Cleveland Crusaders blew a chance to, make it a threesome, settling for a 3-3 tie with Chicago Cougars. New England retains a comfortable six- point lead. In the West Division, Winnipeg Jets would -have entered a third-place tie with Edmonton Oilers who lost 3-1 to Cleveland Saturday. But the Jets bowed 6-3 Sunday to lowly Los Angeles Sharks who got four goals from Marc Tardif. In a battle of the two top teams, Minnesota Fighting Saints upset Houston 5-3, but the Aeros still have an 11-point bulge. It was the second victory of the weekend for Quebec and the second loss for Vancouver the Nordiques had beaten the Canucks 6-2 Saturday. Chicago dumped New Jersey Knights 4-1 in the third Saturday game. There is one game tonight, Edmonton at New Jersey. Toronto 3 Vancouver 1 "The way they kept banging away around the net I knew something just had to Gardner said. Rookie Pat Mickey's shot off the goal post got Toronto started. "I didn't see the puck until it was in the said Gardner, who faced 92 shots in his last two games and figures he is handling an average of about 40 a game. The only other shot to get by him was by rookie centre Wayne Dillon while Vancouver was a man short. Gardner was off for an extra attacker when Steve King hit the empty net with 15 seconds remaining. The visiting Blazers, who took the lead in the first period on Danny Lawson's 48th goal of the season, managed only 24 shots on Toronto's Gilles Gratton. Quebec 3 New England 3 The Whalers took an early 1- 0 lead, but Michel Parizeau and Robert Guindon scored within 57 seconds of each to give Quebec City the edge. By early in the second period Quebec had stretched the lead to 3-1, but John French and Tim Sheeny scored for the Whalers within less than two minutes. Serge Bernier won it with his 35th goal of the year. Cleveland 3 Chicago 3 Centre Ron Ward got the tying goal for the Crusaders in the third period, setting up an overtime period that went scoreless. Los Angeles 6 Winnipeg 3 The Sharks line of Tardif, Bobby Whitelock and Brian McDonald got 14 Tardif had an assist in addition to his four goals, Whitelock had a goal and he and McDonald each had four assists. Two foursomes leading the way WINNIPEG (CP) Saskatchewan and New Brunswick were the early leaders Sunday after the opening two rounds of the Canadian mixed curling championships. Skip Rick Folk was pleased with his University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon rink after the first day but was quick to add that "British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba all seem to have good rinks." In the first round against Nova Soctia, Folk was late adjusting to the heavy ice and his misses helped set up a 5-0 lead for Dean Naugler's Halifax foursome. "But we came back and that's the main he said. Miller registers fourth victory BUY5 TICKETS NOW GETTHE 6th FREE I'd to be bifl wmner< 197S CANADIAN OETOV (tftekw ipftrff) City. Province. Postal Code. CANADIAN DEMY SWEEPSTAKE ?0 HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) Johnny Miller picked up his fourth victory of the young pro golf season Sunday, cruising in with a front-running 70 and a three- stroke triumph in the Sea Pines Heritage golf tournament. The skinny 26-year-old col- lected from the total purse of with his 276 total, eight under par on the Harbour Town Gold Links that Miners win two games The Lethbridge Miners' Library scored victories over the Great Falls Hawks in a pair of exhibition hockey ames staged at the enderson Lake Ice Centre over the weekend. Saturday night the Miners dropped the visiting Hawks 7-5 while Sunday they trounced the U.S.A. club 10-1. In Saturday's match, Gary Bartlett and Richard ChoUack led the locals to their win with a pair of goals while singles came off the sticks of Cam Hodgen. Bob Bartlett and Gary Canadine. John Thunstrom tallied twice for the Hawks who trailed 3-2 after the first period and 4-3 by the end of the second. The locals aho picked up eight of 14 minor penalties called daring the three periods of play. Meanwhile the Miners had an easier time Sunday as they whipped the Hawks by nine goals. Brian Murkin led the locals with three goals while Cam Hodgen chipped in with pair. Singles went to Boh Bartlett, Lerry Boulton, Gene Horii, Canadine and Cboilack while Al Sundeen spoiled Miners' netminder Willie Golia's shutout bid with 23 seconds left in the game. The Miners led 3-0 after the opening period and M after two. cover yards. by a streaker who romped his nude way through a sand trap on the 16th hole while Johnny stood on the his season's earnings to about in front of the No. 2 man and a record for this time of the year. The victory was Miller's sixth going back to June and his record 63 in the last round of the American National championship. He also took the individual championship in the World Cup competition in Spain and finished second in the British Open. This season, he scored'a record sweep of the first three tournaments of the year-the Bing Crosby, Phoenix and Tucson opens. Miller, who led throughout the 72 holes of this tournament, had a hole-in-one in Saturday's third round, once had a 10-stroke margin and was pressed only once, with Gibby Gilbert closing to within two strokes during the last round. Miller responded to the challenge with a little chip that left him a two-foot putt for birdie on the 15th. It increased his lead to three strokes with three holes to play. Gilbert was second with a Richard Crawford had 70-210, Tom Kite O-281 and Leonard Thompson, winner of the rich Jackie Gleason tournament a month ago, was Tom Weukopf slipped to a final round 73 and was tied at 283 with Hornero Blancas and Ray Floyd. Blancas managed a 67 in the mild, sunny weather while Floyd matched the course record with a blazing 65. Arnold Palmer and Gary Player never realty got in the title chase. Palmer had to shoot a 33 on the hack nine to salvage a last-round 73 and was tied with the South African at 287. Player had a final 70. Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Hubert Green, winner of two titles this season, did not compete. Folk, with third Cheryl Stirton, second Tom Wilson and lead Bonnie Orchard, shot a couple of crucial double kills in the eighth end. Folk's draw in the 10th won the game 9-8. Folk and Ed Steeves of Moncton, N.B., a three time participant in this event, were tied going into today's third round, both with two wins and no losses. STEEVES RALLIED Folk counted two in the 10th end to beat Bill Kennedy of New Westminster, B.C., 8-5 in the second round. Steeves trailed Quebec 7-1 after three ends before winning his opening round game 13-10 with the help of a four ender and two three-enders. New Brunswick won its second round game 6-5 over Prince Edward Island's Bob Carruthers of Charlottetown, on a last-rock draw to the four-foot. In other second round games Andre Desjardins of Kenogame, Que., lost 7-6 to Marty Dalton of St. John's Nfld., George Monissey of Welland, OnL, beat Naugler 11-8. and Wayne Johnson of Winnipeg got by Roger Comeau of St. Albert, Alta., 7- 3 by scoring three in the final end. In other first round games Alberta defeated Ontario 10-2, B.C. beat P.E.I. 6-3, and Northern Ontario edged Newfoundland 8-7. MacDonald were the other Penguins' scorers. Bruins 6 Caaadlens 3 Boston officially clinched the East Division title with their victory on goals by rookie Dave Forbes, Carol Vadnais. Andre Savard, Gregg Sheppard. Phil Esposito and Bobby Schmautz. Islanders 6 Flames 4 Doug Robough scored twice and Bob Nystrom, Denis Potvin, Bill MacMillan and Ralph Stewart got the New Vork goals. Jacques Richard, Bob Leiter, John Stewart and Al McDonough scored for the Flames. Weekend scorers SUNDAY NY Islanders ft at Atlanta 4 Islanders Rombough 2, R. Stewart, MacMillan, D. Potvin, Nystrom; Atlanta Richard, Leiter, J. Stewart, McDonough. Buffalo 3 at NY Rangers 5 Buffalo Luce, Meehan, Lorentz; Rangers 2, Hadfield, Rolfe, Irvine. Montreal 3 at Boston 6 Montreal Cournoyer, Richard, Roberts; Boston Forbes, Vadnais, Savard, Esposito, Sheppard, Schmautz. Minnesota 0 at Chicago 6 Chicago Koroll, Martin, Hull, Gagnon, Rota, Maki. St. Louis 1 at Philadelphia 4 St. Lonis Polls; Philadelphia Dupont, Kindrachuk, MacLeish, Clement. Los Angeles 7 at California 1 Los Angeles Goring, Nevin, Kozak, Murphy, Corrigan, Carr, Widing; California Laframboise. Detroit 9 at Pittsburgh 8 Pittsburgh Kelly 3, Arnason 2, Pronovost, McManama, MacDonald. Toronto 2 at Vancouver 3 Toronto Pelyk, Hammarstrom; Vancouver O'Flaherty, Boudrias, Lalonde. SATURDAY Atlanta 4 at Boston 3 Atlanta 'McDonough, Richard, Lysiak, Stewart; Boston Schmautz 2, Forbes. St. Lonis 3 at Montreal 7 St. LoHis Bailey, Barclay Plager, Plante; Montreal Lemaire 2, Cournoyer, P. Mahovlich, F. Mahovlich, Lefley, Lafleur. Buffalo 1 at NY Islanders 1 Buffalo Meehan; Islanders MacMillan. Chicago 3 at Philadelphia 1 Chicago Rota, Redmond, Mikita; Philadelphia Dornhoefer. Vancouver V at Los Angeles Los Angeles Nevin, Widing, Carr, Goring, Berry. Pittsburgh 1 at Minnesota 5 Pittsburgh MacDonald; Minnesota Goldsworthy 3, Hextall, Oliver. NY Rangers 3 at Detroit 5 Rangers Selling, Park, Fairbairn; Detroit Hogaboam 2, Charron, Boucha, Redmond. Hess rebounds Greg Hess, 55, of the Lethbridge Community College Kodiaks, grabs a rebound as he, is surrounded by Calgary Stampeders, from the left Howard Starks, John Helton, Joe Forzani, Frank Andruski- and Jim Furlong. Stamps Won the game, helped out greatly by three points for foul shots and six field shots'in the second half. Burnley changes things LONDON (Reuter) The English soccer championship has been blasted wide open with the defeat of Leeds United by Burnley. Leeds, long the -runaway leaders, was hammered Saturday while Liverpool, 1-0 winners at Wolverharapton, moved closer to a second successive title. Burnley ended a 10-game road slump by handling Leeds its first home defeat of the season. Liverpool, now only four points behind Leeds with two games in hand, faces Leicester in the English F.A. Cup semi-finals next week and could cop a rare League and Cup double. The Wolves unbeaten home run of 14 matches ended in the 27th minute with a goal by Liverpool's Brian Hall. Tension also is high at the foot of the First Division, where relegation candidates Birmingham and' Norwich won their matches while bottom club Manchester United lost 1-0 at home to Tottenham. In the Second Division, Middlesborough made sure of promotion with a 1-0 victory over Oxford United on a goal in the 73rd minute by David Armstrong. One of the of the Scottish League season was Glasgow Celtics' 2-0 defeat at Partick Thistle. Celtic had crushed Partick 7-0 earlier in the competition. But Celtic, European Cup semi-finalists, still was seven points ahead at the top of the First Division table. A popular coach Jim d coach Stampeders signing autographs long after his players had headed for a shower football club, had any doubts about his popularity in Lethbridge after the exhibition basketball game the Stamps played against the they were all gone late Saturday night Wood was kept busy College Kodiaks ;