Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, March LgTHBRIDQE HERALD-23 EXPLORE CANADA IN '74 Kteprtad lourt by Hall, lui. or Air Eaitwn or Wactarn Canada. Yukon and N.W.T. For complata Information and contact- ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Village Mall Phono 321-3201 Voyageurs needed heroics to win By The CANADIAN PRESS Nova Scotia Voyageurs, locked in a close struggle for third place in the American Hockey League's North Divi- sion, needed some heroics Fri- day night if they were to beat first-place Rochester Cougars share fourth By The CANADIAN PRESS The onrushing Chicago Cou- gars leaped into the playoff bracket in the East Division of the World Hockey Association Friday night by defeating the sluggish Vancouver Blazers 5- 2. The victory gave the Cougars 79 points and a fourth-place tie with Cleveland Crusaders, who were idle. Both teams are one point behind Toronto Toros and Quebec Nordiques as the schedule draws to a close. The Cougars and Toros each have three games remaining while Nordiques and Crusaders have two in the hectic finish. Despite the loss, goalie George Gardner played an outstanding game for Vancouver, blocking 45 shots. 19 of them in the second period. Chicago goalie Cam Newton was tested only 25 times. The Blazers led 2-1 at the end of the first period, then collapsed, leaving them buried in fifth place in the West Division. In other games, Winnipeg Jets defeated Houston Aeros 7-5 and Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota Fighting Saints 3-1. Bobby Sheehan, Ron Ander- son and Blair MacDonald each scored once for 'the .Minnesota's Rick Smith destroyed Ian Wilkie's bid for a shutout at of the third period. The game drew fans. A sellout crowd of fans came out to watch the hometown Jets triumph over the Aeros. West Division leaders, in the last minute of play, courtesy of goals by Fran Huck and Norm Beaudin. Huck produced the winner and Beaudin clinched the decision with his second goal of the game on a shot into an empty net as the Aeros removed goaltender Don McLeod for an extra attacker. PLAN TO ATTEND 1st. ANNUAL LIONS CLUB GUN HOBBY SHOW APRIL 5th and 6th At The 4-H BUILDING Lithbridge Exhibition Grounds Friday 6 P.M. to 11 P.M. Saturday 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. Adults: Children Under 12 with Parents Family Plan (Show Approved by The Afearta ft Cartridge Aaen.) Stampede Wrestling PiMdir Cmk CoMMrify Cerin SATURDAY. MARCH 30th 8 p.m. Main North American Championship "Archie Stomper GoukHe" (Champion) va "Larry Lane" (The Challenger) Event Tag Match "The Kiwis (from Australia) vs "Danny LiMIe Bear" and "The Great Saki" "Leo Burke" va "Benny Ramirez" -Bob Prinote" vs "Gadabra Sahota" plus "Mountain Man WfHiamson" vs "Anthony the BeauHfur Hosted by MAPI FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION Tickets Available at the Door Ringside Seats General Admission Children 12 years and under The Lethbridge Herald THIRD SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, March Pages 23-34 Americans and gain two precious standing points. Enter Mickey Oja, hero. The game had gone as a scoreless draw right down to the wire when Oja, who had left the game in the second period to get seven stitches in his chin, scored with two seconds left in the game to give Nova Scotia a 1-0 victory. The South Division teams, meanwhile, continued their seesaw in the standings. Baltimore Clippers beat Hershey Bears 3-1 and as a result the Bears dropped from a first-place tie back to third place. Cincinnati Swords leaped into second, one point behind Baltimore and a point ahead of Hershey, on the strength of a 6-3 victory over Virginia Red Wings. Both the remaining games Friday, Boston Braves at Springfield Kings and Provi- dence Reds at Jacksonville Barons, ended in 4-4 ties. Nova Scotia 1 Rochester 0 Oja used a Rochester defen- eeman as a screen and sent a rising shot past goalie Lynn Zimmerman to add an eighth game to the Voyageurs' un- beaten streak. Rookie goalie Dave Ellenbaan stopped 30 shots for the shutout. Baltimore 3 Hershey 1 The game had been tied 1-1 in the second period on goals by Steve Andrasick and Bobby Rivard. Rivard got the go- ahead goal early in the third period and Brian Murphy got the clincher with a wrist shot at Cincinnati 6 Virginia 3 Jim Nichols got'two goals and an assist to lead the Swords over the Red Wings. Other Cincinnati marksmen were Bob Richer, Randy Wyrozub, Billy Inglis and Bill Hajt. Gene Sobchuk got two for the Red Wings and Danny Mackey one. Boston 4 Springfield 4 Boston gained the tie goal by de- lenceman Gary Jaquith with 26 seconds remaining and their goalie, Dave Reece, pulled in favor of an extra attacker. Other Braves goals came from Bob Gryp, Neil Murphy and Ron Anderson. Springfield Bobby MacGuigaii, Scott Seagrist, Phil Hoene and Reg Kinch. Providence 4 Jacksonville 4 John Bednarski, forged the tie by scoring twice in the last 43 seconds. The other Providence goals came from Pierre Laganierre and Bert Wilson. Scoring for Jacksonville were Jim Graham, Glenn Shirton, Keke Mortson and Rich Pumple. Trailing the shadow It seems as though Andrea Esson of Toronto is beat her shadow down the hill, but it is expected racing her shadow down the ski slope in one of her she'll defeat all comers in the women's slalom event, runs in the Pontiac Cup races. Esson won't- probably Richard scores twice, lifting Canadians to staggering win By The CANADIAN PRESS Montreal Canadiens, beset by injuries and medidcrie goaltending, struggled past California Golden Seals- 4-3 Friday night to pull six points ahead of third-place New York Rangers in the East Division of the National Hockey League. The winners required two goals from.: veteran, centre Henri Richard to secure the victory in the only NHL game played Friday night. Richard scored the game- winner at of the third period by tucking the puck under Seals' goalie Gilles Meloche, after Guy Lafleur had tied the count 3-3 at the mark. A heavy weekend schedule calls for 13 tonight and six on Sunday. In Saturday's action, Mon- treal visits Los Angeles Kings; New York Rangers play Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders are at Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Black Hawks at Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues and Minnesota North Stars at Atlanta Flames. Sunday games include To- ronto at New York Rangers, Detroit at Boston, Minnesota at Buffalo Sabres, California at Vancouver. St. Louis at Chicago and Atlanta at Pittsburgh. Los Angeles Kings have won a spot in the playoffs but still haven't nailed down one of their third place finish. They'll get a chance to PRICE SIGNS REGINA (CP) Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Western Football Conference today announced the signing of defensive tackle Barry Price of Oklahoma State University. move closer to that goal tonight when they host Montreal. A victory over the Canadiens and another Wednesday over Atlanta would clinch the third spot for the Kings. They are six points ahead of Atlanta and have WHA, CAHA agree to one-year pact WINNIPEG (CP) The World Hockey Association and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association signed a one-year agreement Friday night that restores the CAHA's control of amateur hockey in Canada. Gordon Juckes, executive director of the CAHA, said the terms are similar to those in the agreement which will be signed shortly with the National Hockey League. The agreement stipulates that the WHA will hold an annual draft of junior players between' May 15 and June 15. The WHA agrees to draft players 20 years of age and over, the same as the NHL has been doing for the last several years. However, the agreement also contains a clause covering "exceptional players" who are under 20 years. Each WHA team will be allowed to draft one such player at the annual draft, but that player must be selected in the first or second round. Also, if that player turns proffession. the WHA will pay the amateur club a bonus of above the amount which they must pay for all players turning professional. Juckes said the CAHA would draw up a master draft list each year after both the NHL and the WHA have held their drafts. The top 120 players will be put on the list alternately from the two major league draft lists. The WHA agrees to pay the CAHA for any player in the top 90 of that list who turns professional with their league. For the next 40 players, the WHA teams will pay for each one they sign and for the following 30' they will pay each. For each player after the first 120 the league will-pay A committee has also been set up from CAHA and the WHA to renegotiate the agreement. A renewal must be reached each year by March 15. "We're pleased that we fi- nally have the CAHA President Jack Devine said. "It took a long time to get but it formalizes the hockey situation in Canada." The two groups are still negotiating a possible retroactive clause to cover previous WHA junior draftees such as Dennis Sobchuk of Regina Pats and Mark and Marty Howe who joined Houston Aeros from Toronto Marlboros. four games to play. The uncertainty about the fi- nal' standings put a little 'reservation into the Kings champagne celebration'in the locker room when they clinched the playoff spot against New York Thursday. "The best thing about said Terry Harper, who played on five Stanley Cup champions in Montreal, "is that they're spraying the stuff instead of drinking it." Pittsburgh Penguins must win two weekend National Hockey League games if they are to keep alive their flickering playoff hopes. It is the Flames Pittsburgh must beat and pass to reach fourth place in the NHL West, the last playoff spot. Pittsburgh is in sixth place, nine points back of .Atlanta, with six games left. The Penguins learned Friday that forward Bob Kelly, suffered a pinched nerve in his neck and will be in traction when his team meets St. Louis. He is expected to return to the squad for Sunday's game against Atlanta. MONTREAL 4, CALIFORNIA 3 First pariotf 1. California. Leach 22 (McAneeley) 2. California. 26 (McKechnie) Penalty Leftey Second parted 3. Montreal. Larose 15. 4. Montreal. Richard 18. Penalties California bench McKechnie Third period Not available. DON KWKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. OOUGBOYER Sales Represenwtfve Continues to Serve Southern 3O89th St. S. Phone 328-1228 Altai! Jivmili PLAYOFF HOCKEY (2nd Game of Best of 3 Series Elks toad Series 1-0) Vulcan Left. 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(AP) Three Canadians, one woman and two men, were among the qualifiers Friday for today's Nations' World Series of Skiing parallel slalom finals. Betsy Clifford of Old Chelsea, Que., Alain Cousineau. of Brownsburg, Que., and Dave Murray of Vancouver were among 32 skiers who qualified following Friday's action, which was dominated by Austrians. Austria, with a huge lead in team standings, qualified six for the finals, two women and four men. The four-time World Cup champion, Anne-Marie Proell, and Ingrid Eberle made the f i- nals, but Monika Kaserer didn't make it. Johann Kniewasser, Alois Morgenstern, Franz Klammer and Hans Hinterseer--the only Austrian men qualified. Rosi Mittermaier of West Germany had the best women's time, 19.186 seconds. Christian Neureurther of West Germany led the male qualifiers in 201549 seconds. The qualifiers earned spots in the finals on the basis of their best times Friday but will be racing head-to-head in the quarter-final series .with Edmonton Oil Kings. beginning here Sunday. Centennials finished their 34-game home schedule with only two defeats while Kamloops finished the season without a victory on the road. Calgary's home-ice record included six ties: the Chiefs had five ties to accompany their 29 losses away from home. Besides Lalonde's two goals, the Centennials received twin-goal performances from veteran Jerry Holland his 54th and 55th and rightwinger Randy Knight. Rooke Rick Shinske and Don Ashby added singles. Former Centennial Randy Andreachuk scored twice for the Chiefs while another ex- Calgary .player, Jack Patterson, contributed a single. Darryl Ferner rounded out the Kamloops' score. Garth Malarchuk started in goal for Calgary and left after 10 minutes of shutout goaltending. He was replaced by Cal Erickson and between them they stopped 29 shots. The Kamloops goaltending of Lloyd Saar and Kim Priestley combined for 22 saves. There were only three minor penalties, two to Kamloops, and each club scored one power-play goal. Also involved in best-of- seven quarter-final playoffs are Medicine Hat Tigers and New Westminster Bruins in the western division: Saskatoon Blades meet Regina Pats and Swift Current Broncos meet Flin Flon Bombers in the eastern division. The latter game is scheduled for Flin Flon tonight. Don't Overlook NOOK Coming Soon! ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING COMMERCIAL MEN'S SLOWPITCH TUESDAY. APRIL P.m. MINER'S LIBRARY CLUB All teams wishing to participate are asked to have a representative at this meeting. Tired of going nowhere? We are looking for an individual who is already successful, but wants more challenges and more rewards. Someone who is personable and resourceful, with inherent management qualifications. This person should have the potential to earn a year and expect to earn at least f, right now while learning. 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