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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta g THE UTHSRIDCt HESAID Mmch 29 1972 Blues assure themselves of playoff berth point of Maple Leafs H Bv THE CANADIAN PRESS of the eight playoff berths in the two divisions cf the Na- tional Hockey League now have been decided but there is still a toss-up who will win the other two St. Louis Blues, once a power the NIll-'s West Division, clinched a playoff spot Tuesday mgl.l with a 2-1 win over Van- couver Canucks, joining Chi- o Blnrk Hawks and Minne- Stars as teams in the fourth playoft learns in both the East and West divisions. Detroit Red Wings lightened the race still further in the Easl Tuesday night with a 6-3 upset of lioston Bruins, winners in their division. Tho victory gave Detroit 75 points, one less than Stan Fischleijs HAPPY BIRTHDAY of Bob Ramsay's mares presented him with colls on his 80th birthday Tuesday al Exhibition Park. Kerber Photo Pat Sullivan to MC dinner Chairman Bob Balog o[ the I The announce Milk River Elks Sportsman's van folknvs in incement of Sull Milk River Elks Sportsman's van follows in the tradition t Dinner announced the first 1 s o u t h ern Albcrtans hancllin head table guest for the Aprili the chores of emcee. Sulliva 22 This year's master of cer- emonies will be Pat Sullivan of The Lethbridge Herald Sports staff. Tickets for the dinner, set at apiece, can he purchased from any member of Ihe Milk Rivr-r EJks Club. joins past emcee's such as f McCann now with CFHX of monton, Don Pilling, managin editor of The Herald, B r c n Seely, sporls director at CJO Radio and TV, Veryl Tood fo merlv of C1IEC Radio and for- .f tr.er basketball stsr Logan Tail. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer The race track is his Ira me r.nd as a result the two newest members of his family were born at the track. His name is Bob Ramsay and according to friends, lie was born some place in Ontario. For the past 54 years the race tracks of Canada and the United States have been his home. More recently, the pasl c'Sh! years lo be exact, his winter home lias been Lethbridge nnrl the track and the Exhibition grounds. Tuesday Bob Ramsay turned a healthy 80 years young and two of his mares chose his birthday to present him with two colts. Friends of Ramsay's had a little birthday party for him at the Exhibition office Tuesday afternoon. At present, Ramsay runs a stable of 18 head and is pre- paring for the coming racing eason in Alberta and western Canada. Ramsay, and his friends are quick to agree, will go lo the post a good many years more. led Deer takes one game lead RED DEER (CF) Terry 'ittchen scored three goals nd Greg Scott added two as led Deer Rustlers beat Cal- ary Canucks 5-2 in the open- ng game of the Alberta Junior [ockey League final before ,100 fans Tuesday night. Second game in the hest of jevon series will be played in Calgary Thursday night. Wittchen scored twice in the irst period and Scott got his irst at of the second to eave the Rustlers ahead 3-0 into the final period. Scott and Wittchcn brought the margin to 5-0 before Can- ucks got their two goals, both while Red Deer coach Alt Cad- man was employing rookie players. Mark Lomenda spoiled Her Deer goalie Graham Parson's shutout bid at and John Snodgrass notched the second Calgary goal at Parsons had a relatively cas; night making 24 saves, 13 in the Hockey -i iij' i T OOK for California Golden Seals manager Garry Young i lj to walk out on owner Charles Finley after the current National Hockey League season. Young turned down the managership of New York's Islanders before Bill Torrcy was hired-' but that was before Finley really started grating Yum-" The problem, as usual with rich owners with no hockey a jiii. .-lint. Viic dntrnrc oni'" e pro, background, is Finley 's insatiable desire to stick his fingers in a hockey macliinc. No single team holds its fans in greater comtempt than the Bosloii Bruins. For diplomatic purposes the Big, Bad anti-fan Ueantowncrs have, for Ihe most part, kept their anti-fan hoslilitites to themselves but every so often they bubble forth. "I'd like to take the whole bunch of them in Boston goalie Gerry Chcevers once told me, "and dump them in the Charles River." ;m III Lilt: ..i. A few weeks ago even Prince Bobby On- confessed that he was disappointed with the way some Boston Garden fans were handling his team-mates. Apparently, the Bruins got even not long ago when they were invited to attend the annual gcds banquet in Boston. oronto Maple Leafs who attling with the Wings for the inal division playoff spot. The Leafs get their chance to- ight to recover the two points osl lo Detroit when they meet he Bruins in Toronlo. FLYERS MOVE CLOSKll In one other game played Tuesday night, Philadelphia ilyers moved closer to a play- off berth in the West by playing Minnesota lo a 2-2 tie. The Flyers, with 63 points, are bat- tling with Pittsburgh Penguins and California Golden Seals for the final spot in the West. Al three teams have three games to play hut the Flyers have a two-point edge on Pittsburgl and Ihree on California. In olher games tonight, Mont real Canadians are in Chicagc against the Black Hawks, De- troit plays the Rangers in York, Vancouver is in Los Ar geles against the Kings and Cal ifornia is at Pitlsburgh. Garry Unger scored bol goals for SI. Louis in leadin the Blues lo their victory ove the Canucks. With the win th Blues entered post-season pla for the fifth straight year. Vancouver opened the scorin when Bobby Schmaulz fired shot past St. Louis goalr Jacques Caron at of II opening period. Caron was pa lially screened on Ihe play. Unger tied the score less lha Ihree minules laler when a sh by Frank St. Marseille deflecte final period. Frank Eppich the Canucks made 30 saves. The Rustlers drew seven o ponaltie5] inciuding two three majors. of LETHBRIDGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LETHBRiDGE KINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION proudly presents 1972 ADAMS ICE CENTRE II 8 a.ni, fo 7.39 p.m. RINK OPEN FOR SPECTATORS PRIZES------------------ Summaries MINNESOTA 3 PHILADELPHIA F irst Period 1. fAinr.ESOf a. Hex- fiill 5 (Gibts) Pcmlllcs Ash- tee Paris; Second Perind 1. I Kelly 13 (FleU. Clement) 3. Win- I nes'.ta. Hextall i (Gibts, Grant) Philadelphia, U fDcrn- ffer, WaClc-isri) A I sal by The 'gallery gods represent the oldest hockey fan group in the United States; the true loyalists who sit in the upper balconv game after panic after game, and who filled the Garden for years when Boston had the worst team in the "Not one Bruin showed up for the gallery gods says Eddie Andelman of Boston Radio Station WEE1, "and they all were invited." Biifi.iio rliscoverfd what a wonderful guy Puprii' Inilach was a g.m.-coach after Punch suffered rus heart attack. Ihe discovery was made because Imlach's replacement, Joe Crozier his long-time crony _ turned out to be an even worse coach than the overrated Imlaeh. "At least with said a Sabres forward, "you knew where you stood with him. With Crozier you don't know any- thing." Tir I asked attorney-to-be Ken Dryden of the Montreal Cana- dians what he thought would happen-legally, of course-to an MIL player who jumps to the World Hockey Association. eiic-s" said Dryden, "the only precedent was in basket- ball Rick Barry jumped and he had to sit out a year. The first thing that would happen lo an NHL player would be that he would go to court." "I'm sure that any of the better-known players would be offered guaranteed sums by the WHA so that even if the player couldn't play the first year that he jumped he would itill be paid under the contract. So, the actual risk would be very little." "Suppose one of them had a two-year contract and the WHA folded; I'm sure that the good players would have no (rouble getting back into the NHL. There's no way the NHL could blacklist them. For example, let's say Bobby Hull jumped and then decided to come back to the NHL. There's no way that an expansion team such as Atlanta or Long Island is going to turn him down becuasc he played in the WHA." -k Former NHL linesman Pat Shelter's excursion into the realm of television was as successful as a salmon trying to cross the Sahara Desert. She-tier quit the NHL to handle the television play-by- play for Ihe Philadelphia Flyers. Before very long Pal was shifted lo the color commentary, having been replaced nlav-by-plav bv veteran broadcaster Don Earle of Boston. "insiders report that Shetler couldn't seem to get the players' names straight in his head. Exit Pat to, of all places the' World Hockey Association where he's now assisting his old referee buddy, Vc-rn Buffey. New York Rangers Gag (Gnal-A-Game) Line aces Vic Hadiield, Hod Gilbert and Jean Raiello already have begun digging in for 1972-73 contract negotiations. Their confronts lion" with g.m.-coach Emile Francis this summer figures tc be the most bitter of the decade, particularly with Gilbert who has been furious with the way Francis (man) handled him last Fall. One possibility is that the trio will enter the contrac arena as a unit, a move that would thoroughly confound Francis. Hadfield is represented by prominent Boston sport attorney Boh Neither Gilbert nor Ratelle are as sign! ficantly represented but if they, too, lino up with Woolf i should make for a merry Christmas in July for the Ga, line. And, naturally, the joke will be on Francis. 1NDY CAPF KID NOU UEAVE -f OUR IRONIC TILL TONIGHT AN'COME ANf SEP BUNQ _ VsnTH SCIENCE ('CANT, PET, I'VE GOT. TOO MUCH 1 DO TO SEE ONE OF HIS GOOD GAMES VOU AVE TO GET THERE LAST WEEK WHEN 'E REALLY W FORM Mixed event set to go off his hip into the Vancouv net. He scored the whining go and his 35th of the season ne the three-minute mark of t third period following a scram ble around the Vancouver goa The puck deflected off rook netminder Ed Dyck. BEATS CLUB MARK The goal for Unger shot h past tlie club high of 35 goals set by Ilcd Bcrenson in 1968-69. Six Detroit players scored in ading the Red Wings to their st victory over the Bruins nee Oct. 29, 1970, and a crowd largest ever in Olym- a Stadium, was on hand to wit- ess it. The Red Wings were leading -0 in the second period on goals y Alex Delvecchio and Tim Ec- 1 e s t o n e but Phil Esposito, ayne Cashman and Bobby Orr ut Boston ahead by the end of e second. Then in the third the Red ings scored four straight goals preserve the win. Leon Ro- icfort, dcfenceman Arnie rown with his second goal of le season, Nick Libett and iickey Redmond were the nrd-period goal-scorers. Philadelphia had to rally vice from one-goal deficits to arn its single point. Dennis rlextall, who scored both goals or Minnesota, got his first al- nost midway in the first period s he capitalized on a long pass The annual Open Mixed bon- spiel will be staged this holi- day weekend at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Some 64 rinks from southern Alberta and eastern B.C. will compete for top honors in four events in the four day event which gets under way Thurs- day evening at seven o'clock. This year's draws include the number one Seemaii's Jewel- lery, number two Jay Signs, number three Southern Stat- ioners and number four Sicks! Lelbbridge Brewery. i The opening draws are as I follows: THURSDAY 7 P.M. L. Lennon. telhbrldse vs. B. BBC- Luk, Fernlp; W Mcnslnger, Lelh- brlrfas vs. R. Arndl, Magrath; D. Tiflctsoi, Lefhtwldge vs. B. NUsson, Werner; B. Lagler, LefMyidgc vs. G. Granum; G. Lelh- G. Ploufe, Chfn; A. Layton. J, Barrwi, Plelurr Magrath; A. Packard, Lelhbrldst A. "Aason, Broclii. 1 P.M. E. McsVulak. Lelhbrldge G. Kirk- off, Taber; S. Henderson, Lethbrldga vs. S. Brown, Raymond; C. Ferry, Lelribrltlgo vs. J. Kulka, Pklurs Bufle; J Vlfrslck. Lethbrldgt vs. L. Bour- Fcrl tt-iclecd; F. Umerli, Lelrt- brldqa vs. Pefrosky, Fernla; B. AV.rrlson, Letntrldge vs. J. Schwell- itr. MHJlclne Hat; R. Ulh. bridge vs. G. Luehla, Noblefofdj J, rg Tarnava, Lelht-rtdg R. Jensen, arnv, D. Linn, Lelhbrldge vs. J Thompson, Milo; E. Kuril, LeKv bridge vs. R. Dancer, Calgary. FRIDAY Lacier. LetTitridg! V5. V. EaVfr, V Dundas, Leffcblrdgft vs. SMI. C.ilgarv; J. Runge. Ullv brlriae vs. c. Kar.ometa, D. 'doaard, LeUibridge D. Ford, Jasperr -I. Edwards. Lethbridge VI. S. Brecfca, Picture Bullc; L. Sanla, Lflh- trdlge vs. H. Bourassa. Forl J. Seeman. Lethfcrjdgt vs. S. NakB- Bawa. Magrath; A. Atkinson, Lellv vs. G. Gorrill, W. Townsend, Lefhbrldgft vs. s. Klmberley; B. KarbAshevrtfcl, Bytler W. Terrlfl, Lelhbrldge vs. E. Blsnchard, calnary; L. Oavls. Lath- bridge vs. K. 'Maruyama, K. Lees, Lelhbfidge vs. E. Holm, bridge vs. r.. Oddle, Tabcr. A.M. G. Sears, Caloa F.rnlel Dlcksw. Caloarv vs. R. Peril, Lelhbrldga Ck'and, G. y Barry Gifobs which bounced iff the boards behind the nets. Bob Kelly tied it for the five minutes going into he second period but Hextall nit Minnesota in front six min- ites later when he deflected a shot by Gibbs on a power play. Then at of the second period Ross Lonsberry gave the ?lyers the tie when he batted in a rebound from a shot by Rick MacLcish. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES CfilO NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST DIVISION Vi L T F A PI 11 II Ml 1M 117 York 43 15 12 309 103 31 3 W WO Tf> 33 M t 2J8 2H 7i Buffalo 15 1? 1W Vancouver W 4t 7 93 3E8 4j WEST DIVISION Chicago Minnesota jls a 17 U 3AJ 102 W n U 209 186 M 23 31 II 304739 67 .25 37 13 129 Pittsburgh 34 3S 13 705 WB 61 Pittsburgh California 21 IS 49 L 40 16 VETERAN LACK WINNIPEG (CP) Veteran offensive tackle Bill Frank and fullback Max Kissell, a new- comer, have signed contracts with Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Football Con- ference. Frank, 33, six foot five and tfO pounds, a Canadian all- star four times, joined Bom- bers in 1G69 after four years with Toronto ArgonauLs. He began his pro career in 1962 with British Columbia Lions. San Diego Porlland Salt LaXe Seatlle LEADERS! EspcsHo, B Orr, B Ralelle. NY I, NY ______ NY F. Mshovllch, W R. Hull. C Bucyk, B Cou ournoyer, tanfkftf, B 707 J72 60 A U? 295 4i T P A Pfs 8 ?iM Ul 8fl 5 359 77 B 313 71 3 3BO 358 8 737 129 i 153 307 G A 145 tJ 37 8117 M 63 1W 4t, 56 1W iJ 95 42 51 -_ 41 41 88 37 49 SI 45 33 78 HOCKEY SCORES National Detroit Ptalon 3 St. Louis 2 Vancogvrr 1 Philadelphia 2 Minnesota 3 American Rochester 6 Baltimore 2 Richmond 6 Cincinnati 6 i Scotia I providence 1 CenlreE Fort Worlh A Oklahoma Ci1y 4 Western S Phoenix 3 Salt Lake 5 Denver t International Port Huron 5 Flint 3 Port Huron wins quarter-linal 31 Centennial Cup Guelph S Saulf Ste. Marie 4 Guelph leads quarter- Thunder Bay 15 Smlrhi Falls 4 Thunder Bay wins be! f-ot-Mvt uarler-flnaf 4-1 Weiltm Saskatoon -i Brandon 2 Saskatoon leads bcsf-of-isvin quar- ter-final I'd Medicine Hat i Calgary 1 Medicine Hat leads quarler-rinar 1-0 H Alberta Junior Red Deer 5 Calgary Canucto t Red Deer leads besl-of-seven flnit 1-0 British Columbia Junior Pentlclon 7 0 penflcton leatfs Mml- linal 3-2 SOCCER ENGLISH LEAGUE Arsenal 1 Seu1hampl6n 0 Crystal P 0 Derby 1 HutMersfleld 1 ToUenHam 1 Liverpool 1 Stoke 1 Division 11 Fulnam 4 Sheffield W 0 Division 111 Oldham 1 Swansea 0 SCOTTISH LEAGUE Division II PK 1 Slranreer t Prizes will be awarded lo lha teoms and irujjvidu skating the most laps and raising tlic most money ft 4-10 SPEED BIKES HOCKEY JACKETS FOR IWO TtfiWi O HOCKEY STICK FOR EVERY SKATED Philadelphia" AUer.dancc ST. LOUIS t VANCOUVER 1 First Period 1. Vancouver, Schmauti H, 1. St- Louis, Ungpr 35 (51. Marseille, Murphy) allies _ ft'.urpliy Lavender, Erri-