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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta S TH( IF1H HEULO Tuesday, Haich 31, 1970 RussianPuck Domination Continues Another Year STOCKHOLM (CP) The- S'o-1 iel Union proved or.cc again il las Ihe besl hockey team ide Norlh America by beating Sweden 3-1 Monday to win t rerld hockey championship for he eighth consecutive year. The sccor.d-place silver medal went to the hard-trying Swedes, v.'ho had topped the Russians 4-2 earlier in the six-tosin, all-European lournament here. Czechoslovakia, w !i i c h hud clinclicd the third-place bronze award earlier, closed oil its schedule by losing 5-3 Monday to the surprising Finnish entry. The three lop teams had fin- ished in the same order in 19C9. The Swedes, who had lost to Finland 3-1 early in the tourna- ment when their ace goal- keeper, Le-it Holmqvist, was sidelined with back trouble, ran wurUI leat.i, if it is to be truly representative of the country which froMilcs nearly all of North America's puck pros, consist of more than am- ateurs wh'j meet the official Olympic Grimes definition. Canadian officials have not commented here on the invita- tion lo play its Group B. The In- Tnationai Ice Hockey Federa- on. which iiins the world com- ctilion. has said Canada will ave lo sir' all over again in roup Invest category- it slays Hie sidelines in 971. The III turned down ere Canada' bid for ermission use UD to professionals in the 1971 world onrnament. But it did decide to afk the OC to let all governing bodies A COMPLETE OF HONORS The lelhbridge Labor Club swept all Ihe honors in t' 49-70 Cily Recreation Hockey League, labor Club won Ihe league to lake the Marlen's Hardware Irophy and '.'f-iTting Goods trophy for Ihe league champion- n row, left to right, Warren Asplund, Angela then look Ihe ship. The winners a, Mauro, Ken Brown, Jim Dundass, Lorns JacV Tavlor. Back row, lefl to right, Bryan loader, Al Rowntree, Clyde Miij.'mgham, Darryl Asplund, Pal McDonald, Al Johnson, Wayne Winter, Brian Rowntree, Slan Maxwell and coach Murray Mills. i Five In T7h> Running For Four Spots go. However, the Hawks gel .op billing in the standings be- Ihey have -13 wins, five MONTREAL It': Both chilis have played 73 time of year again when s.i ;amcs Of 70-fjame 'regular stiUous hockey coaches ard 9; players refuse to change j club record for Chi- lucky suits, coutremenls or uniforms fear they'll break their lu-k. Ar.d r.o or.e will blame ,-n.ore than Ihe Bruits. Kcay if lie follows this pallc- or if Iris brilliant sc'.ilhpaw minder--Tony his Chicago Black Hawks go- to become pungent in the pr( i CSS. I Esposifo, who recorded throe shutouts in the Black Howks last four games to set a t tional Hockey League modeii'-; era record of 15, is one of Ihe: main reasons Chrcago is lied in] points today with Boston Bruins M'j.itreal Expos found somc- In determining positions at tbc er.d o! the season, when two or more teams are tied in paints, tlie first tie-breaker is mcst wins. If a lie exists in that column, then it goes to mcs! gciils scored ard if IV.ere is still a lie, Ihe las I factor is fewest goals againsl. Actually, if Chicago ends in a lie in points, it will automati- cally gel (lie higher position be- cause, with its -13 viclcricj, ra other team can match that total. Ollll Clustered behind Cliicago-Tsos- ton are Ihii-'spiscc Montreal Canadicns 90 points, De- troit V.'ings with 80 aid New York with 83. All hut fare :h-ce games Ic-ft. Tho >v ve four I-osl in the cf the Y.ztl Division raco io in tht- West. Tonight's only game may cast iaehl Ups Average for first place In the torrid East Division's five-team race for four playofi berths. Locals Win Weekend Tourney Lcthbridge Mprlins uxiter the direction of coach Ron House, captured the lirst an- nual Great Fall.' pee v.-ee hockey toumamer.t over the Easter weekend. Marlins, made up of players from various teams in the pec- wee division cf the Lcthbridge JiinoT Hockey A s s o c i a lion, were unbeaten in the four-day event and captured top honors. Lethbridge Kings had chance at Ihe championship heading into (he semi-final Monday afternoon but were de- feated 4-L by Calgary Tri-Wooc and thus the. Marlins were awarded Ihe championship with a 50 record. The locals won out over 3 other pce-wcc clubs from vari- ous parts of Allwrta, B.C. and Montana. TED'S MOBILE HOMES APPOINTMENT ijiing to cheer shout Monday de- spite a G-2 loss lo Atinnta Braves in an exhibition aseball ;ame. Man- Slaehl had two hits lo ncrease lis spring batting aver- age lo .485. That virtually wraps up the second base job for "itaehl. Rico Carty drove in three runs and Tony Gonzalez had three hits for Atlanta, wliich >inned the loss on Bill Stone- nan. The Expos got both their nuis off Jim Mash, the Atlanta starlet1, who struck out seven in seven innings. Successive eighth-inning ho- mers by Ron Davis and Dave Cash carried Pitlsburgh Pirates to a 5-1 victory over Cincinnali H was Pittsburgh's fhth straight exhibition baseball vie tory. Boston Red Sex blanked St Louis 2-0 behind Icfthandei (lary Peters, extending fheii winning streak to five games Peters, acquired from White Eos during the winter hasn't scored on in 2-! in nings this spring. He wa named opening-day pitcher fo Boston. SEVENTH KOK OAKLAND Cleveland handed Oakland its consecutive setback, 7- 2, as southpaw Barry Moore istched two-hit ball for seven in- nings. Moore, traded to Cleveland by Washington Senators, struck out oiled the world-champion New "crk Mets to a 5-3 victory over lie Drago checked Detroit in five hits for eight innings as (ansas City trimmed the Tigers Minnesota downed Philadel- phia 4-1 on Rich Reese's two- Tin homer and strong relief pitching by Stan Williams. New York Yankees trounced Los Angeles 13-G in a night game. Washington sigr.ed veteran pitcher Pete Ramos, who had been in camp on a tryout basis, and journeyman reliever Dick Farrcll, 35, another free agent, signed a contract with Mon- treal's Buffalo farm club. The White Sox traded left-han- der Jerry Nyman to San Diego for right-hander Tommie Sisk. some lignl on whether Minne- sota North Starr, or .s will grab Iliir fourth sr.d firm! playcff spot in Iho West. The Stars, currently one poinl behind, Oakland's play host to Los Angeles Kings in the only scheduled contest. St. boms BVics ard Pittsburgh Penguins already have grablxi two of the into an injury pioblem again Monday. SWEDKN' ECORKS FlIi-ST Sweden opened the i the first minute of the seconi period when centre llaakai Wickberg heat Russian goalii Viktor Konoyalenko with a backhand shot inside the righ post. The host team continued apply pressure. Then Lennar Svedbcrg, the key Swedish de! enceman, was forced out of ac lion with a leg injury. The lius sians promptly found tlie pal! to the Ilolmqvist's docrste .much easier. They scored tv.ic within IB-seconds wilh less tha three minutes remaining in Hi second period. The marksmc were Madimir Pelrov and Vlat imir Vikiilov. Svedbcrg was bnolc in actio in the third period but the Rus sians put the game on ice afte five minutes when Alexandi Mallscve, tcp scorer cf tho tou namcnt. waltzed through tl defence (or an unassisted tally. Poland, which managed only ono tie. goes back to Group B in 1971. and will be replaced in the top six by the United States, rel- cf winter sport establish their nan (fefiniticiis cf amalcur and srofcssional pbycrs. Earl Dawson, Canadian Ama- teur Hockey Association presi- dent, said last Tuesday that if this 11I1F resolution wins IOC approval he saw no problem on the professional Question in world hockey in Iho future. Dawson said Ihen that deri- sions would bs made in Canada before Ihe end of May on Cana- dian participation in world and Olymixc hoi key. He that Canada docs not expect ever to me professionals in Olympic hockey. With the North American tennis absent, atterdancc fell lo 151.455 from tha 1SG.763 of 1E53. when the tournament also was licld here. Manitoba Leads Events WINNIPKG -T, Mani- toba's entries t -.veek's Ca- nadian Youth pin bowl- ing champ: onsb' wd in seven cf (he 12 niter Mon- day's action, but v''r days remaining in tlK fcurnamenl, there are no ictories in sight. Three of the S( iw .'iteas com- psling have ha'1 byes so far, and van com- pletes its bye in WIY'S early rounds. After sitting on rhifl each, Neufour.d 1 a n d, On- tario ar.d British now Kr.vc the !P catch Manitoba, Albcrlh playcff berths, Short Sport STAMPS TWO 1 SWEEP HONORS CALGARY (CP) Calgary K AM P AL A, Ugar.da (flcu- Philr.dci- :hia Flyers appe-'1'' asnr, sd of the third. All six in tlw iVcst have three games left lo Play- Only one goaltender in NHL history recorded more shutouts in one season than EsTKsito's 15. That was the late George Hainsworih while with the Can- adiens in the 1923-29 season when hn opposition 22 limti i-j 'A Two o: Alex Cor.neil cf Ihe Eena- egated a year ago. GUOUP 11 1-On CANADA Canada lus been invited lo participate in Group B in 1971 after from Ihis yer.r's A Group which it Ifi have heen host the European teams went back on a 1969 agreement to allow the use of professional players. The Europeans reneged after Avery Brundage. Internationa! Olympic Committee president, warned that competing with or against prcs could jeopardize the eligibility of players for the K-72 Canadian hockey officials have been insisting that their Ontario when Ilicir byes. Kevin Fox of bantam Imys sinj, Pclcison points w Lyiine McKay of Cai lake led in viih 40 Cyndie Man. led bantam girls si ,'.es with 55 paints. The province com; domination of the i1 iled to ear-olt ind under hanfam events with op spots in both team com- jelitions. The hoys learn from Vinnipeg led with 161 points vhile the girls team from Car- man led with 165 points. Daryl Pic ton of Yorkton, led in junior boys singles vith 45 points. Oma Marsh of .Vinnipeg held the margin in girls singles with 43 Mints. Manitoba's junioi1 boys learn roni Winnipeg led with 249 minis while northern Ontario's junior girls team from Thunder Bay led with 230 points. Senior girls singles action saw Joann Alho of Wawa, Ont., tied for the lead with Marilj-n Douglas of both with 47 paints. Art Schrot of Shilo, Man., led in senior boys sin- gles with 51 points. The norlheiri Ontario sen 1 o r boys team from Sudbury led their event with 270 points while Alberta's senior girls team from Red Deer led with 2oo points. Icrs in 192o-25 and and Stampedersof the Western Foot- tors) Japanese Dalsun cars Hal Winkler cf Boston in 1927-23 1KOMAS R03SON Mr. Fred Kclvcr, !.'ora ger of Ted's Mcbile Homos pleased to onnource appo'nl- me.nt of Ihoncs Robson ro Ihtir isles sloff. eight. Two-run homers by Tommy Dean, Nate Colbert ar.d Chris Cannizzaro gave San Diego an 8-6, comc-from-behind victory over Seattle. Ken Holtzman became the (irst Chicago Cubs hurler to ball Conference today announc-' cd [he signing of non-imports Kussel! Jenkins, ail offensive tackle and centre, and John Sweelland, a defensive end. Jenkins, six-feet, three-inches and ai5 pour.ds, has played at Simon Fraser University for the last four yeart. Hl'U, MOVES WEST ailCAGO (AP) Bobby Hull, lorg-lime left wing star o! Chicago Black Hawks, is shift- ing liis calllc operations from Big Island, rear Belleville. Out., to Whitewood, Sask. for posrfble bigger pitrfils. Hull, who scored a record 68 goals for the Black Hawks last season ar.d has been a big fac- tor in the team's recent drive to first place in the East Division of the National Hockey League, said Monday night that the move is unrelated to hockey. swept the board in (he 15 shutouts. work nine innings, flipping a Monday. OPEN WITH WINS D A U P III N, Man. (CP) Teams from Y c 11 o w k n i f e, N.W.T., ard Thunder Bay look the opening games of the 10- team Manitoba centennial mid- get hockey tournament here five-hitler and laming Califor- nia 8-2. CI e o n Jr-ncs' tic-breaking homer in the sixth inning pro- Yello'.vknifp defeated I' n r I Francr.5, Ont., 8-5 wliile Thiui dor Bay dov.-ned CJuesncl, B.C. 7-2. II-'. t.'oilf r end r.cSi for 6 l-ov rran i-i os btf in V L-.vi i-.q Kcerc a la EXPORT REGULAR AND KINGS mile East African Safari rally Monday, grabbing all the majo' prizes as only 19 of Ihe starters finished Ihe course in the time allowed. DF.FEXCEMEN UP BOSTON (AP) Boston Bruins announced Monday that defeiicemen Bill Speer ar.d Nick Beverley will join the team in tontrpiil as possible replacc- lenLs (or injured Hick Smilli nd Dallas Smith in Wednesday night's National Hockey League "amo againsl the Canadiens. if TIASER SIGNS MONTREAL, (CP) Boxing iromoler Regis an lounced Monday he has signed Toronto's Colin Fraser, Cana- dian junior welterVeighl boxing champion, for a 12-round title defence against Gerard Ralie of Montreal, April 15 at the Paul Sauve Arena. SEEKING RECORD SEATTLE (AP) There'll be no fooling sround (or Port- land's Art Jones on April Fool's Day. That's Ills day he'll be on Biickaroo ice (01 an ll-limc Wcitem Hockey League scoring record. Jones, far out in front in the scoring chase with 121 points, needs only two points to shatter the league's single-sea- son scoring record of 122 set by Salt Lake City's Guyle Field- er when he played for Seattle. For ell you-r rrcbil? harp re- and irqj Tc-n will bs more Ir.an plccscd 10 ciiisl you. Win up to Stretch Race AI A G lance 1KELY VEZINA 1V1NNER But besides his shulou'. lead, isposifo appears to "lave the Vezina Trophy safely 1.1 his prasp. If he wirs the tor; palie title, he will be only the- fifth rookie to do co i.ie t'vird was first prefcnlsd "l 1! Kainsworth. Ihe first winner, Frank Brirr.Eck r.f Boston in 1038-39, Bill Din-nan of Cana- diens in 1943-44 and Al Rollins of To.-onto Map'.e Leafs in 19M- 51. were the other rookies. Will] three games led lo play, Esposito has a 14-gosl lead over SI. ar.d a 15-goal over New York lr. race. Meanwhile, Bobby un. Bruins' a 11 -s I a r defenceman, continues lo run up his records and increase his lead atop the individual scoring parade. Orr now has 114 goals siA K il seems improbable that he can belter the poinl reco.-.l cf 120 sel last season by team-male Phil older brother. Series Opens In Weybum On Friday RED DEER (CP) The opening game of the western Memorial Cup semi-fiiiai series between Weyburn Red Wings and Red De2r Rustlers will be held in Weyhurn l-'riday night, it was announced today. The second game in'Ihe bcsl- of-seven scries will also McLaiii's Absence Hurting? ELR1CH TIRE LTD. NATIONAL LEAGUE Eul Djvhion W MONTREAL (CP! (ianior, remaining in the National Hockey league's East Division rarfi Chicago Hnrr.c 2 Detroit, Montreal; Away 1 Montreal. iio.ilon Home I Toronto; Auay 2 Jfonlrcal, Toronto. Mcnlroal Homo 2 Boston, Chicago; Away 1 Chicago. Detroit Home 2 Nr-w Vcrk; Away 2 Chicago New York. LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) "There's no way I could im- prove their spring training rec- ord because I've never won in spring training said c'jspended pitcher Denny Mc- Cain. But one can'I help bill think Jiat McLain's absence Ibis exhi- ailion season means more to Detroit Tigers than Ihe absence of his pitching arm. The Tigers have a bleak 7-16 exhibition record, including Mor-day's 6-2 loss to Kansas at Fort Myers. "Do you (h'nk your suspen- sion is the primary reason for Ihe team's poor Mc- Lain was asked Monday at his Lakeland home. "Well, Id's just say I think it lias been upsetting spring train- he replied. McLain, who lurr.cd 26 Sin- rJay, was suspended Feb. !8 by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, pending Kuhn's invcsliga- lion concerning gambling alle- gations about McLain. "I Ihrcw for 40 minulcs today and I !cd said Denny. who has been working cut wi'llt I his brother Tim for Ihe j 'iionlh to get in shape. "If they say co, I'll he ready opening day." fcj> added. But he said he was just as much in the dark as anyone else about when Kuhn will make a decision ard whal il may be. Series Evened By Hurricanes THUNDER BAY ffJPI Tlvin- Mcvrcal New Yoik El. Plllifjrstl Phliaee'ph'a Oafc'and A'.inr-so's Lcl AngeK! NHL LEADERS Boi..... 3. Chi SIL lercnicn, 1IY Eel NY..... T h Pis 38 15 1? W 307 SS a 9 ?w w 55 53 16 2.11 1B Oceans U3 Csiolina Ei KtnlucVy 81 OCCER STANDINGS EKGLISH LEAGUE DlviS'cn I W T L T A pll ?7 7 5 a 3i <1 11 11 4 17 a 51 l il 8 11 61 35 13 13 7 61 45 4? II W 63 a 47 Kmi-j-t II II t tl 35 55 17 13 8 51 il 17 H 10 57 37 45 13 15 7 53 3) 45 17 II 10 5? X7 45 1? 9 II a 41 45 III 21 II 7 57 n 53 14 8 67 40 a 17 H II (0 51 4! 10 11 70 (J U Ditisiin IV 17 14 3 11 37 51 23 7 8 63 25 53 II 8 J 43 35 1! 11 7 55 30 30 zveHM Lwds Chelsea Huddcn'ld. Blackcocl cardilf S-wi-.dcn Widdlesbro. R Reading tl Pcrr Va'e PrfnlFofd 17 15 AldWct 13 13 SOCCER RESULTS ENGLISH LEAGUE II 1 B'ackb-jrn 0 Division 111 Ecchdai! 3 Haiilsv 0 S'ockpcrl 0 3 Divisiar) IV 2 Scu-lhorpg 0 f.'i-jpcrt I Port Valt 1 X I)