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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE UTMbRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, May 2, 1973 Canadiens lead 2-0 Hawks struggling injuries plentiful MONTREAL (CT> Scoity Bowman played a hunch Tues- day night and it paid dhidends as'Montreal Canadiens took the second game of their best-of- seven Stanley Cup final against Chicago Black Hawks. Yvan Cournoyer fired a pair of goals and team-nntes Pierre Bouchard and Frank Mahovlich added singles as Montreal dumped the Hawks 4-1 to take a 2-0 lead in the series, which re- sumes Thursday night in Chi- cago. Bowman's hunch was simple. He decided to put Mahovlich out on a line with Jacques Le- maire and Cournoyer near the 12-minute mark of the second period. The score was tied 1-1 at the time as Cliff Koroll had scored for the Hawks about 4M> minutes earlier after Bouchard had scored the lone goal in the opening session for Montreal. The Hawks' Bill White and Pat Stapleton appeared to get their signals mixed in their own zone and Mahovlich managed to come up with the puck near the boards. He quickly hit Courno- yer with a pass and the little right winger notched his 10th goal of the playoffs, the gams- winner. a SAYS -By Pat Sullivan T WAS FEELING my oats Monday afternoon so I questioned the integrity of one cf the larger members of the composing room staff, box- ing and rodeo expert Garry Allison. It was all in jest, so Garry politely told me to get lost or I would face an operation. My wife and I were the guests of seme very fine people in Medicine Hat a while back, Gary and Nancy Lehr. Like I said, they are a very nice couple, up to a point. As likeable as they are, they are Medicine Hat Tieer hockey fans. They are, it has been said of Tiger fans "a strange breed." The day we arrived was a Saturday afternoon. It was safe, I had thought, to visit the Gas City, my old stomp- ing grounds, because the Tig- ers were not playing. The people of Medicine Hat were going about their business like any other normal day. I didn't notice anything dif- ferent from the friendly peo- ple of Lethbridge until I tried to talk to someone. Medicine Hat, that particu- lar day, was hosting a full- scale wake. Their beloved Tigers had lost 8-1 to Saska- toon Blades the night before. Now I don't have to tell you what a dismal year we had as far as hockey went. Almost as though everyone in the Lehr's home wanted to rub salt in my hockey wounds, it was Tigers this and Tigers that. Well, I had had my fill of the Tigers and a few suds, so I let them all in on a little secret. Who were these fans to tell an expert like myself about hockey team1- and how good they are or aren't? The Medicine Hat Tigers won't even win the west di- vision of the I brave- ly stated. "All they have is two good forwards. They have "Mark my I told them. "You can expect me back in the 'Hat in early April to tell you I told you so.'1 I had no fears of the Tigers winning anything. So they ran the Calgary Centennials out cf the rink in more ways than one in the quarter-finals. Even when they stormed back to bounce the Edmon- ton Oil Kings after being down two games to nowt I still had faith. The Saskatoon Blades would make short work "To remove my foot from your big joked Gar- ry- What Garry threatened was funny for two reasons. He would have trouble getting his size 12 boots high enough and secondly, there wasn't any room. You see, I had my own foot in my mouth and I only opened it to change feet. Never have I met any peo- ple like the Tiger fans who gathered at the Lehr's ranch. It was as close as I will ever get, I'm sure, to a Tiger Fan Club. These people, and I do mean all of them, don't just like the Tigers, they love them. The Medicine Hat Arena Convention Centre, the home of the Tigers, is not a rink, it is a house of worship. The bubonic plague could not have brought about more sor- row. Everywhere we went peo- ple hung their heads in dis- belief. One fan. a doctor, said "if they had lost 5-4 or 4-2 it wouldn't be so bad. But I quickJy departed because nothing bothers me more than a grown man crying. It took a long time to warm the people up at the party Saturday night. But like all good things, the wake ended and the fan-Tiger mutual ad- miration society grabbed hold. a weak defence and their goaltending is more than sus- pect. Besides all that (I was really telling Jack Shupe has never impressed me as a junior hockey coach." Now who would be crazy enough to challenge me afLer statements like that? You guessed it, everyone at the party. Nobody runs down the Med- icine Hat Tigers. Least of all a wise-guy from the big city. If words could hurt, I would still be black and blue. Even my wife congratulated me on my big mouth. But I was ready for them. of them in the western final. After all, it was the Blades who trounced the Tigers 8-1 wasn't it? Well, you can't win them all. Those beautiful Tigers are off to Montreal for the Mem- orial Cup. You can bet your grocery money that there will be more than a few fans from Medicine Hat making the trip. I would like to be there, but I don't dare travel cast. Not for a while at least. Anyway, I haven't finished eating my crow. "When I put Frank with those two in the second game against Buffalo, the line scored four Bowman noted. "I thought they might get one tonight and they did very quickly." Mahovlich said White tried to pass the puck off the boards and it took a funny hop to the Montreal winger. He had no trouble spotting Cournoyer who fired the puck into the lower right-hand corner. The Canadiens controlled Tuesday's game for the most part as the Hawks managed only 19 shots en goal, five in the first period, eight in the second aid six in the third. Montreal had 30 drives at Tony Esposito and had period leads of 1-0 and 2-1. Three of their eight shots in the second came in one flurry that led to Koroll's fourth goal of the playoffs. Koroll picked up Dick Redmond's rebound and had no trouble flipping the puck past Canadiens' netminder Ken Drydeii, who was left defen- celess. The Hawks did not get a shot in the third period until when Dennis Hull blasted a shot from the left wing that Dryden blocked. "It was a typical game against Dryden said. "You seem to be in control offen- sively, but they're in control de- fensively." "Halfway in the second pe- j riod, you think you should be j leading 5-0. but you're only up by one. They play good defen- sive hockey. "They're opportunistic. They don't waste their shots." WASTE ONE Ths Hawks did waste one shot as Ralph Backstrom strode in on Dryden and tried to deke him and flip the puck over him. "The puck just tipped my Dryden said. "I don't know how he stopped said Backstrom. "I thought I had him. I gave him my best move, my absolute best move." It was a big save because Mon- treal was only ahead 2-1 at the time and it was late in the sec- ond period. Despite the loss, coach Billy Reay of the Hawks was not disappointed with the per- formance of his club. ''I thought we played our game a little more tonight. T was not disappointed with our effort.'' When asked if that meant slowing the pace down, Reay replied: "You said that, I didn't. You can draw your own con- clusions." INJURIES CONCERN had two injuries to con- cern him as well as the loss. Defenceman Doug Jarrett pulled a musc'.e in his back early in the game when he crashed to the ice under Mon- treal's Rejean Houle. Stan MiMta, the veteran centre, still has his middle fin- ger on his right hand in a splint as a result of an injury Sunday and he says the injury "is not getting any better." Jarrett said he should be able to play in Thursday's third game, which will get under way at p.m. MDT. "I figure 1'H be oka" Thursday because the doctor said there is r> Jarren said after the game. He added every tune r.j u deep breath, the injury "cut like a knife.'' MONTREAL 4 CHICAGO 1 Firs! Period 1 Montreal, Bouchard 1 (Lerose, P Mahovlich) Penal- ties RISSPII 11 55, 15 57. Second Period 2 Chicago, Koroll it iRecTnc-.d, Mont- real, 10 (F. Mahovlich) 12.08 Penalty Lapo.nte 17-01. Third Period i, Montreal, Cour- noyer 11 (Laoom'e, Lemaire) 5.01; 5 AAontrea1, F Mahavdeh 6, 19.26. Penalties Hull 17, Russell Savard Robinson Martin H 21. Shots on goal by Chicaoo S Montreal 1 11 R. ANGUS iMMl ALBERTA LIMITED CATERPILLAR is equipped to do component repairs or complete overhauls. 717-5th Avenue North, LETHBRIDGE HAP.RY NEUFELD pnoto Tops in province Lethbridge bowlers brought home their share of silverware from the Alberta high school bowling finals. Brenda Pedersen, sitting front, won the girls' individual title and then anchored the team championship. With Brenda were Nadine Kovac left and Linda Malcolmson, right. Coach Suzan Wolstoncroft is in the centre. Karen Cook of Turn- er Val'ey and Kathy Coupland of Pincher Creek were also on the gals team._________ Kelly dislikes way SPORT Lakers let up, but still won LOS ANGELES (AP) Opach Bill Shaman called for his defending champion Los An- geles Lakers to improve if they hope to beat the tenacious New York Knicks who nearly over- came a 20-point deficit Tuesday night. Opening the National Basket- ball Association championship playoffs, the Lakers surged to a 93-73 lead at the Forum with fewer than two minutes left in the third quarter. Then the Knicks came roar- ing back, finally losing 115-112. "That was one of the most frustrating games I ever had to Sharman said. "I think we caught them a little tired and if we expect to win this series, we are going to have to have batter movement and get the ball down the court quicker." CONTROLS BACKBOARDS Wilt Chamberlain controlled the backboards for the Lakers and forced the Knicks into out- side shooting where they didn't start hitting until the fourth quarter. Then Dave and Bill Bradley scored nine and eight points to lead the come- back. Over-all, DeBusschere was the losers' leading scorer with 25 points. The second game in the best- of-seven final series will be played at the Forum again Thursday night with another ca- pacity crowd of assured. Jerry West led the Lakers at the start and Gail Goodrich paced the second half when West got into foul trouble. He fouled out finally in the fourth quarter, the first time since 1970 that he has collected six fouls. Goodrich scored 30, Jim McMiiiian 27 and West 24. Shooting event dropped from Winter Games The Lethbridje Herald was informed ecently that the 1975 Canada Winter Games will have at least one event missing from its long list of sport cate- gories. It was announced that the City of Lethbridge has been turned down on a bid to have a shooting event included into the Winter Games. Apparently every effort was made by a number of enthusi- asts but to no avail. Instrumental in the bid in- cluded Jim O'Connor, Execu- tive Director of Shooting Fed- eration of Canada, Ed Jans, Don Hadford and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leffingwell. set WINNIPEG fCP) Coach Jack Kelley of New England Whalers was pleased to win the opening gam3 of the World Hockey Association final Sun- day in Bos'on but isn't happy h the remaining playoff schedule. "What if we had lost that first gams? think of the spot we'd bs in then thoss f rst two games at home are very imporian What other profes- sional club would give up the advantage of the first two games at Kelley was referring to the second and third games of the best-of-seven final being played tonight and Thursday in Winni- peg, although New England won the right to trio fust two home games by finishing the regular season with 94 points, four more than the Je'.s. New England won the first game 7-2. but because of a cir- cus in Winnipeg Arena next week, the second and third games were moved to Winnipeg wi h the fourth and fifth at Bos- ton. The fact that the Jets will play only two home games be- cause of the unavailability of the arana even if the ssries goes to a sixth game, didn't in- terest Kelley, who said his club "worked all season" for those first two home games. If a sixth is needed, it has been sat for Toronto. Boston would get the seventh game. "But we're here now and we're looking to win two games. However, if we only win one, I'll be pleased." NO GLOATING Despite the lops'ded jcDre of the opening game the New England ccach said his club will not go into tonight's 8 p.m. CDT game feeling over- confident. "We didn't plcy at all wf-'l Sunday and the guys krow i'. We were cu'shot 14-7 in that first period but crme out ahead 4-1 because Al (Smith) played so well. "That's been our strong goaltending and defence, and from there, balance." Although Whalers have domi- nated the Jets all year, winning five of six regular-season games, Kelley refuses to say his club will breeze through the final to the World Trophy. "They're a much better club than we saw Sunday. All season long we were close. Don't for- Iget. our first two wins they i didn't have Bobby Hull and we got the breaks in most of our games. "They'll have to check us closer, but that means we'll simply have to work that much harder." Ths Whalers presented a pow- erful olerce all with three weH-ba'ancrd lirss backed by the league's strong- est defence. 'But right now I only have two legitimate centremen. I moved Tarn Earl in'o centre and he and Tommy Williams Phone 328-3366 North Stars practice The Lethbridge Hotel North Stars will stage a practice at the St. Paul's school grounds tonight. All interested players are welcome to attend the 6 p.m. session. Meanwhile in Commercial Men's Slow Pitch League ac- tion last night, Lethbridge Glass belted the Gas Company 21-6 v.hi'5 Cc1'erre Mercury out- lasted Western Truck and Body 15-11. worked well together. But the IOST of Terry (Caffery) has hurt Tom Webster. "So I hsd to break up two units to find the combinations." Throughout the season, tire Jets have been led by the high- scoring threesome of Hull, Chris Bordcleau and Norm Beaudin, but Kelley doesn't plan to send out any special checkers. "I tried that dur'ng the sea- son but Ihey play two normal shifts and our guys aren't used to that. We just out our nor- mal rotation. The guys know when they are out against that line they have to watch things a little closer." Race results CALGAPY (CP> Victoria Hark race rest-Its Tuesday. FIPST claiming, 2 iear olds, 3 tar- Noon (D. Wiseman) 35 M 1390 900 Sonoa (Shields) 320 260, Valid Command (Stadnyk) 570 Time- 0-35 2-5 Red Lasso, Tele Son, Marsha's Ven- ture, Queens Charm Swimmin' Sway also ran. SECOND claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Angel County (Haynes) 9.40 490 900, Chained Flag iRycroft) 10.50 5 90, John Cyclops (Whittle) -t 50. Time: Rulleh County, Cheat The Bull, Same Affair, Bronselene, Twins Price also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: 1291.00. THIRD allowance, 3 year olds, 5 fur- longs Tudor Tarts (Stadnyk) 3.60 2.60 2 20, Keen Arrow (Parsons) 270 2.30, Al- berta Brier (Shields) 270. Time. 4-5 Dondolbar, Bsau Jingo, Etta's Kid, Narrabeen also ran. OUINELLA: 45.40. FOURTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Kool Turk (Rasmussen) 650 440 350, Monty B (D. Wiseman) 720 5.10, Max Wing (McCauley) 4.70. Time: 4-5. Fool Trade, Love Success, Sen Bar, Eastern Jade, Slmba ran. FIFTH claiming, 3 year olds, 7 fur- 'End Blues (McCauley) 38.20 10.90 790, Rusty Water (Whittle! 1030 5.40, Stormy Summer (L. Wiseman) -4.90. Time- 4-5. Lord North, Fantastic Summer, Joys Premium, Tribal Council Snow Vixen also ran. EXACTOR: SIXTH claiming, 5 year olds and up, 7 furlongs Water Waqon 'D. Wiseman) 12.10 6 80 4 50, Missy-way 'Rasmussen) 11.20 8.10, Celtic Plot (Watson) 4.30. Time: 1.27 5-5. Wingen King, Keespln, Table For Tony, Little Gypsy, Prim D'Avril rari. SEVENTH allowance, 4 yeor olds and up, 7 furlonos. Island Drifter (lnda> 300 260 270, Already Fair Eye (Whittle) 3.10 2.70, Scotty George (McCauley) 370. Time- 1-26 3-S. Reqal Point, Cypres Dove, Edle's Prize, Harry Safari, Powerful Cana- dian also ran EIGHTH claiming, 4 year olds, 5 fur- lonos. Sliver Waters (Glesbrechti 6.0 320 290, Cranfield (Stadnyk) 3.10 3 30, C C Magic (Parsons) 6.40. Time- Flying Wing, Winking Princess, Ci- tatlous, Canalta Rocky, Haigson also QUINELLA: Short sport SEALS INK PLAYERS OAKLAND (AP) Califor- nia Golden Seals announced Tuesday that Walt McKechnie, Joey Johnston and Craig Pat- trick have all signed multi-year contracts. The Seals have signed five players since the end of the Na- tional Hocksy League season, including four of their top five scorers. LAMER IS EICH DETROIT (AP) Detroit Pistons announced Tuesday star centre Bob Lanier has been given a new five-year contract worth a reported million. Pistons genera] manager Ed Coil said Lanier had asked for "certain adjustments'" for the final two years of his original five-year contract and was given a new pact. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet CSL Chicaao 12 8 .60> New Yo-k 12 S .'90 Pittsburgh 8 7 533 1's Philadelphia 9 in -74 T Montreal 8 11 )71 r St. Louis 3 16 .153 8 West San Francisco 19 6 760 Cincinnati 13 8 619 4 Houston 15 10 .600 4 Los Antjeles 11 12 .478 7 San Diego 8 15 "J8 10 Atlanta 7 14 .333 10 TODAY'S GAMES Houston Roberts (1-0) at Philadel- phia Lonborg H 31 Cincinnati Grimsley (31) at New Seaver 151) Montreal McAnally (1 0) at Athnta Dcr-son (2 0) St. Louis Gibson (03) at San Diego Kirfcv d-4> PiftshLrrh Walker d-0) et San Fran- Ba'r (0-1) rutaro Pastas (1-2) at Los An- qelrs Downing (2-1) TUESDAY'S RESULTS Houston 010 3 10 0 Philadelphia 7 0 Peuss (71 and Bocca'-eila, Gentry. Niekro (1-1) (41, Schi Pier (81. Fris- ella (91 and Dates HRs. aensen (2> Evans St.' Louis 002 12 3 San Diego 010 UO it 0 (0 Grander CO Bibbv (81 and Corkins Rorro (6) and Kendall. HR- StL Chicaoo 11J WO 9 14 0 Los Anqeles 001 001 5 13 2 Hooton '9) and Hund- ley; John Rau Houph (51, Oliver ?nH Yeaner HRs: Santo Cardenal (D, Buck- npr (2) Pittsi'jrnh 301 (V) 7 II 0 San Fran 000 010 8 8 J AAoos0, Hernandez (1 Git'Mi (91 and Mav; Bryant, MrDnwpii (3-0) (9i and HRs: Snn Francisco. Thomasson Arnold (1) HOCKEY SCORES Stanley Cup Mo-itrpal 4 Chicago 1 Montreal leads best of seven f'-al 20 Tatdrr Cup 4 Virnmia 3 Cincinnati best of seven fi-al BASKETBALL SrOPE Los Anc-eles 115 New York 112 Los Angeles leads best-of-seven fi- 1-0 ALLEN CALLS IT QUITS ATLANTA (AP) Line- backer Grady Allen has notified Atlanta Falcons he is retiring after five seasons to devote full time to private business, the National Football League team announced Tuesday. AMEFJCAN East W L Pet. GPL iO 9 .526 ......10 10 .595 '2 Ycrk 10 10 .503 '2 Del c 10 11 .'76 1 rifvplrnd .91! .nt 2 Bcs'cn 7 11 .389 V.'cst rhicaio 11 5 .688 City 13 9 .591 1 California 10 8 .554 2 Minnesota 9 8 .529 Oakland 9 12 .429 4' Texas 7 10 .412 4' 3 TODAY'S GAMES Kansas City Splltorff (3-1) at New York Medich Foucault (1-1) (11 and Suarez; Lee, McGbthan (1-2) (6) Veaie (8) and Fisk. HRs: Burroughs Kansas City 001 too 141 New York 020 000 6 9 1 Wright Jackson (2) Burqneier and Healey; Kline (2-D, Lyle <7) ?nd Munson. HR: oaklsnd 101 000 350 Mikwaukce 063 CCO 5 I Oclom (0-5) and Parsons, Col- torn (2-1) (D and Porter. HRs: Oak (61; M California 013 6 14 1 Detroit 1M 010- t S 0 Singer (4-1) and Torborg; Fryman Timmerman LaGrow Scherman