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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDOE HERAID Thursday, May 3, 1973 Len Friff called up CHICAGO (CD Cli'cago really phv.ng Chicago Blrck Hawks are back on' coach Billy Reay said Wednes- home for third game of I day. Defeneeman Doug Jamtt the S.anL-y Cup finals "at the doctors'' and his but any advantage they mhht availability remained in doubt. gained from the shift The Black Hawks go into seemed certain to be offset by i tonight's game trailing Mon- irjiury prcb'ons. j treal Canadians 2-0 in the best- ''I can't see Stan (Mikita) [of-seven National Hockey fCP'i Jacques the veteran goalie would return Plnn'e is a of the Que- to Boston bee Les Xordiques family and "I talked with Jacques Friday Ham" Sir.den is a little upset j and he told me' 'Give me a about tre whole thing I good deal and I'll stay.' We Plar.te, 44, cne cf the game's j gave it to him and we were outstanding poalterders and the first re'minder ever to wear a face mask on a regular basis, sirr.ecl a 10-year extract as and genera1 nnnajer of I-c of the Association. counting upon him to play about 30 games for us next year. Then I began hearing reports and called him Tuesdav. ''Ke told me not to worry, our Vorld I deal still stood. Now I get this news. He probably had the con- Plante closed out his 18-year j tract with the other team when National Hockey League caieer he talked to me. If that's true, I with Boston Bruins, who ac- quired him from Toronto Mads Leafs March a deal tnat helped tl-e Bniirs to a secor.d- finish in t'-e XHL's Eas: Division. It vas hooed that Plante would be back with the Bruins never want to speak to hum BECOMES THIRD Plante oecomes the third coach of Les Xordiques. Mau- rice (Rocket) Richard, onetime team-mate of Plante's with for the 1973-74 season and Sin-, Montreal Cancdiens was Que- den. mar-irg director of the s lmf' crcch- resigned club, had said earner this week r? placed by Mam ice Filion. who moved into the position from his chief scout's post. Filion now will return to that position. Cf Marius Fortier. General man- final set for weekend Due to the fact five and 10- pin bowling will be part of the 1973 Canada Summer Games in New Westminste- this August, each ince will send champ- 'e -v i ager of the club this season, will be a in the organization. Plante told a news conference Wednesday that he would like to be a playing coach with Que- bec but said he could not be- cause he still has one year re- maining in Ms contract with the Bruins. "I don't plan on playing this year, but rext year I'll defi- ions to compete. To be called the Canadian singles chsm.piopship'j. it is open to all bowlers, male1 and female, who did not reach their 21st birthday before January 1, 1973 vears left in me Plante said he was going to Miami today with other team officials to discuss plans for the WHA plajcr draft to he held in Toronto later this month. A natne of Shawinigan Falls. Que., One bov and one girl from mto each province in Canada as Montreal m 1952-53 in well as the territories will lafe stages, of n and was a member of the Cana- The southern Alberta qualify- ing round mil be held this Sat- urday, for five pins, at Capri Bowl. Set for a seven o'clock start, six games will decide the top two bowlers who will then ad- diens' Stanley Cup-winning squad that year. He was also a big factor in the Montreal machine that cap- tured fne straight Stanlej Cups from 1P56 to I960. During his career vance to the Alberta final May 19. 'S CUSTOM has moved to 1219 3rd Ave. S. or the Corner of 3rd Ave. end ]2th St. A South We Have Two LICENSED MECHANICS to Handle ell cf yoyr ALIGNMENT, BA'ANCIMG, BRAKE WORK and TUNE-UPS the Habs. he wen the Vezina Tro- phy as the NHL's top goalkee- I per six times. Plonte fell into disfavor with the Montreal management dur- ing the latter portion of Ins stay i and after the 19S2-63 season, he I WES traded to New York Rangers, a deal that brought veteran lame (Gump) Worsley 1 to Montreal. j After a year and a half with 1 the Rangers, Plante spent the latter half of the 1954-65 season with Baltimore Clippers of the American Hockey League and following the AHL playoffs that i season, he quit hockey. DUNLOP FORD SALES LTD. 1510 Mayor Magrath Drive, lethbridge League final series, ranks riddled with injuries that show little promise oif improving. Mikita has a cut middle fin- ger on his right hand, suffered in the first game Sunday at Montreal and he sat out Tues- day's game. Jarrett, a solid performer on the bluelme, cracked a rib early in Tues- day's game when he fell wi'h Rjjean Houle of the Canadians on his back. Reay, who already is short- handed on defence with Keith Magnuson nursing a fractured jaw, said he's not counting on either veteran for tonight's con- test which begins at p.m. MDT. "Mikita's finger is very J Reay said. ''We found I out it wasn't broken, but it I seems to be affecting the whole ,hand Jarrett, who came back from a raid-season broken leg to start for the Black Hawks in earlier I playoff action, said: "I thought j I had winded myself when I fell I under Koub. But after I got back to the bench, I tried to take a bng breath. It was ex- cruciating." With Jarrett on the bench after his first shift Tuesday, Reay was forced to send rookie ijohn Marks back on defence, pairing wi3i another first-year player, Phil Russell. was nothing wrong with them. That Marks, hs gives a hundred per cent where- ever he Reay said of his decision to break up the re- mainder of Mikita's line. i HAS REPLACEMENTS The Uurd member of the trio, Cliff Kcroll, scored the lona Chi- cago goal in a 4-1 loss to Mon- treal Tuesday playing with Lou Angotti and Dick Redmond. In addition to Mikila and Jar- the Hawks definitely won't start Magnuson who has been out since suffering a fractured iaw early in the semi-final with New York Rangers. Reay said ha planned to dress defenceman Len Frig, up from Dallas Black Hawks of the Cen- t r a 1 Hockey League for tonight's contest. Another Dal- las winger Dave Drys- kow, may also dress. Mjkita said after a team meeting Wednesday his finger feit much better, but Reay said a decision on whether the Czech-born veteran would play would bs made The Chicago coach said the longer the playoffs go, the more the odds should lean toward Montreal. got a great Reay said. "f don't even know where their bench begins. In fact, I understand thej've got a few mere plajers in the press box and elsewhere." He was referring to such sel- dom-used players as Dale Ho- Steve Shutt, goaltender Wayne Thomas and several key players with Nova Scotia Voy- ageurs of the American Hockey League. Reay refused to fault the goaltcnding of Tony Esposito who has allowed 12 goals in the two games at Montreal after going into the final with a 1.55 goals-agamst average. "We wouldn't be there with- out Reay said of his 30- year-old poaltender who twice in Iiis four years in the league has won or shared the Vezina Trcphy that goes to the team that allowed the fewest goals during the regular season. Right out of the park SPORT Race results Tigres' player Juan Arvizu takes his favorite power stance, but ihis time his big bat is aimed at the head of an unidentified policeman. The donnybrook occured dur- ina a Rojos-Diabios Tigres' game Tuesday. The Tigres won the game 9-3. There no score available on the fight. ___ are in trouble, ers wm CALGARY (CP) Victoria Park race results Wednesday: FIRST claiming, 3 year olds, 7 fur- Hurrah (Hold) 6.40 3 30 2 30, Revel Tarte (Kipling) 7..EO 2.20, Prai- rie Hill tD. Wiseman) 2.60. Time: 4-5. Lady Sheba, Flaherty, Easygopad- dy, See, Mr. Garland also ran. SECOND claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Jellico (Rasmussen) 10.40 3.90 2.90, Silky Page (Kipling) 2.90 250, Tall Ridge (Barroby) 5.50. Time: Lyndon Valley, Ice Alley, Reserved Speed, Tetraspeed, Haydens Belle also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: THIRD claiming, 2 year olds, 3 fur- loncis. Fine Discovery (Glesbrecht) 18.40 540 350, Pll-.-t Bird (Hedge) 4.20, Waza Preppy (Parsons) 4.00. Ti-re: 1 5. Sts Reason, Raneejo also ran. QUINELLA: S40.CO. FOURTH allowance, 3 year olds, 7 fur- lor.gs Alonkey Pcd (Stadnyk) 10 20 4.10 310, Sherzad (Shields) 370 2.60, Champagne Butch (Norrls) 2.60. Time: 1-5. Easy To 1 ove, Mergma Fire, Mr. L C, Lady Trengrove. Vic's Girl also i an. FIFTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 forlongs. Some Hand (D. Wiseman) 1270 6.40 5.30, Perty Jay (Inda) 10.10 J.70, Home James (Rycroft) 5.40. Time: 1-27 2-5. Wise Price, Treasure Cruise, Pre- requisite, Cclor Me Lucky, Lsdy Ty- rore al'o ran. EXACTOR: SIXTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Our Dandy (Inda) 15.80 7.40 -4.80, Pams Delight (McCauley) 21.80 8.30, Co Existence (Morris) 3.70. Time: Summer S'an, Honorule, Shield Of Hope, Law Boss, For Rex also ran. SEVENTH handicap, 4 year olds and up, 5 furlongs. Mongo May (Stadnyk) 5.90 4.M 3.SO, Balcony Girl (Parsons) 4 60 3.90, Sue (McCauley) 4.20. Time: Bonnie Brier Maalc, Emerald Lin, Jan's Sharon, CsrmSngay, More Travel also ran. EIGHTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furloncs. Tropic Tide (Barroby) 7.00 3.40 3.00, Rub The Lamp (Inda) 330 3.00, Proud Co'ntry (Fhclan) 4.60. Time. 1 27 2-5. Caritoo Trail, Monta's Gem, Whirl- agaie, West Wind Gal also ran. QUINELLA: ELRICH TIRE (CP) John French srt in the dressing room with a smile on face and said he was "iuckv and g'vtd" to score the vinaring pea! Wednesday night a> New Eng- land Whalers whipped Winnipeg Jets 7-4 The win gave the Whalers a 2-0 lead in the World Hockey Association final series for the World Trcphy. Third game will be played tonight in Winnipeg. French, a native of Orillia, Ont. sewed two goals in (lie fi- nal 20 minutes as the Whalsrs rallied for five unanswered goals in the third period. were confident we could come back after that second pe- French said in the happy Whalers' room. "We figured if we get a quick one we'd have them." Defeneeman Jim Dorey started the third-period erup- tion, finishing off a good pass- ing play with Tom Wi'liams and Tom Webster at 2 !9 Brit Selby tied the score at 4-4 49 ser-onds later. PASSES CLICK He teamed with Williams and Webster and parsed the Jets dizzy before Selby slapped the puck into the open not behind a baffled Ernie Wakely. Then French scored his first goal of the playoffs, deflecting a low slapshct into the top comer. "I was lucky ar.d good on that goal. I WE.-? in the right spot and Ricky (Ley) hit my slick with his shot." John Cumff made it 6-4 before French comoloted the scoring into an emnty net. New Encla id coach Jack Kel- ley described French as a ''classic hockey "lie's not a big scorer, but he's cne of those 110 per-cen- tcrs Wil'iams in the first period and Brad Schvood in the second got the other New England goals. Chris Eordelcau with two, Norm Berudin and Wslly Boyer scored for the Jets. Winnipeg led 2-1 and 4-2 at the end of the first two periods as they matched the Whalers skating and and showed rrore offensive hustle in their bid to even the series. But they had trouble putting the puck past Smith who fin- I ished with 32 saves. j was equally sharp, al- though not as busy, in the first two periods but found himc-elf abandoned by team-mates in the final period when he man- Roadrminers victorious i J PHOENIX, Aliz. (AP) I Fhoenjc overcame Salt Lake City 6-4 Wein-sday night to win its first Western Hockey League Patrick Cup playoff in I six yen" cf eanrocigning. The victory closed a four- game ol the bcst- of-seven serj.e by the Roadrun- ners who came back from a 2-0 first-period deficit to close out the Eagles with four unanswer- ed goals The Runners got two goals apiece from Andre and Wayne Hicks, a Salt Lake re- ject who also added an sss'st. and single goals from Bob Mo- wat and John Gorton. Salt Lake got single goals from Howe ?Ienard, Ron Hus- ton. Del Hall End Al Simmons on a night that saw the Eag'es skating behind the Roadrunner at ack. The Runners finished No 1 in the regular season and Salt Lake was No. 2. aged to stop just cne of six New England shots. "That wss one of the third periods we've played." a happy Kelley said. "Gii e these guys the credit, they picked themselves up. That is a team that really believes in itself." The Whalers, who ran all over the Jets to win the first game 7-2 in Boston, had ('.ft! culty getting untracked Wednes- day as Winrip-eg came out skat- ing and hitting. After Beaudin scored rt 33 seconds for the Jets and Wakely came up with a sercatkral save on Webster, the ers began to concentrate on the de- fensive aspects of the gams. At the same time the Jets turned to more forechecking and it paid off for tvro full csri- cds. 'DESTROYED US' But in the third, the mi piers cime out to kill playing coach Bobby Hull scid in a subdued Jets' dressing room "they destroyed us on one shift." "They just overpowered us." Hull said the Whalers "have too much offensive power, tlwir forwards get in there and blitz us and they know how to put the puck in the net.'' "This is the kind of club you can't le' up on for o.ie second. When our guys check them they have to come back all the way not just skate beside them but check them all the way to the goal-line." Beaudin, the playoff scoring leader with 11 goals and 23 points, said when the Whalers scored the two early goals "we just died." NATIONAL LEAGUE W t. Pet. GP.t i AMERICAN LEAGUE East Mr-.-, t P 'toH'i'h "O'.trcrl Philacieli h.a St. Louis San Francisco Cincinnati ston Los Anceles SPn D'eoo Atlanta M o 0 7 1 11 11 4 16 i 31 f Bal'i-cr- Nc v 19 14 U 12 t 16 3 3 6 10 West l is 'GIB 10 VV L Pel 631. in 11 .tlf, 'A in n in 12 .455 1 n 12 .451; i 8 11 .421 IVj 12 5 .706 li 9 .619 1 11 8 .Tl 2 .son 3V4 10 12 7 11 .389 MEMBER FORD PEiMTA-CAR SYSTEM Office 328-8861 Res. 328-6446 By Day Week Month PINTO t PINTO STATION WAGON MAVERICK 9 TORINO FORD TON TON receives inew contracl BLOOMINGTON, Minn. regular season record in Minnesota North Stars of the coaching the North Stars into National Hockey League the playoffs throe consecutive Wednesday extended general i years. The North Stars have -FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS Pleasure and Leisure 4 TRUCK and CAMPER UNITS 8' _ 9'- 10' and IT Book Early! For unit and date of your choice. manager Wren Blair's contract for two additional seasons and signed coach Jack Gordon to a new two-year contract. Financial terms of the agree- ments were not announced. Walter Bush Jr., North Stars president, announced the exten- sion of Blair's contract through the 1975-76 season. Blair then reported to the North Star exec- utive board of directors that Gordon had signed for the 1973- 74 and 1974-75 seasons. ''Our goal is to continue this prcgram of building with our .sights eventually set on winning the West Division championship and the Stanley Cup to raid Bush. "I think the actions taken today bring us closer to those objectives." Gordon lias compiled a 102-93- (Gilbert. finished fourth, second ar.d tied for second in the West Division under Gordon Blair, 47, joined the North Stars in 1966 before thoir ex- pansion NHL season, and has served as coach as well as gen- eral mai'.dgn' the past six years. Blair and Gordon have met twice .since the North Stars were eliminated by Phila- delphia in the first round of the playoffs lo discuss "numerous areas of our team, such as cur- rent players, possible future players needs, the club's prog- ress ard .lack's own long-range j program." B'.air has every player on the Ncrlh Star roster under eon-1 tract except joung goalie Gilles The perfect gift for that man in your life! SOFT GREY TONES BROWN AND GOLD CHECKS BLUE DRESS SUITS Latest styles, patterns, colors. From at Open Thurs. till 9 p.m. ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 331 Stli ST. S. TODAY'S GAMES Cincinnati Gullet! (52) s! New York j Mallpck (1 1) I rhica-o Rsurclvl (2 0) at Los An- 1 S ttTi n St. Lo is Clcvrlcird 'P 31 n! csn D rr-, (Of1 r-ntrral Of! 110 3 10 1 0'lanta 101 000 0 (701 anrf DoS- 'o-i Harrir-t '7' end "Pi Pfl 9 13 0 FhMadcl-hia coo ion 4 11 o Rol-erts (2-n, Ray (P) Lonl-cro '1 LT-sch 19 28 .354 93 16 32 .344 76 13 26 54 6 18 .333 Home runs Wynn, Houston. 8; ?farnell, Pittsburgh; H. Aaron, Atlan- ta, 7 Rum in Watson, Houston 19; Starncll, Pittsburgh; Concepcion, Cincinnati, IP. Pitching 3 Kcrsman, Yo'k, 40, Pillnaham, 4 0, So'a, Sa-i Francisco, 30, 1.003, I Gr m'ley, Cincinnati, 4-1; Reuss, I Houston, 4-1, .ECO. STANLEY CUP STAND1NSS FINAL W L F A Pts. Montreal 2 0 12 4 4 Chicago 0 2 4 12 0 THE LEADERS: G A Pts. Hull, C 6 12 18 Cournoyer. M 11 6 17 F. Mahovlich, M 6 10 16 Martin, C 7 6 13 l-cmaire, M 6 7 13 Stapleton, C 2 11 13 TODAY'S AMERICAN LEAGUE No scnc-Julcd. FESULTS 100 7 1 005 001 655 F-c in Sucre" Tla (52) and HTs: Cp-v.n Susrez Cal fornia 001 002 000 5 I 0 Drfrr't 101 1M COO 10 1 Ryan (41) and Torborg, Lclich. LaGrow '0-31 (12) and Frcehpn. HP'- Oliver Det Prdricuez Oakland ICO 1M 100 7 13 3 Milvnakre OM 210 0-3 6 1 H'ltzrrcn ?nd Fcc-c; Brll, (01) Nfwrnan '10> and Po'ler. HRs: Hegan Tenace Baltimora Pclr-p- (1 I'prn'; WoM hCansas YO-k Spliltorff (4 lor; AAedich, Clovclanfl Miinesola C03 030 0 6 J V'O 001 4 6 i Fcna and Wil- sr-d Hnrrrran-i MO 013 COO- 4 12 0 000 001 3 12 0 Garter (9) and Tay- McDaniel (6) and Mun- 000 ODD 400 11 COO 401 000 11 1 S'rorp, Lamb (1 0) (4) Jrnnson (10) and Duncan Goltz (7) San- ders (i '7> .'10) and Mitter- wald. HRs: LEAGUE LEADERS A8 R H Pet. Kelly, CM 39 10 19 .487 V'-ilcntlnr Cal 78 10 31 .397 Kirkoatrlck, KC 'i> 14 K .393 rson NY 75 ?W holt, Mm 47 3 18 Fnk Csn M 14 23 .354 Ccpeda, Esn 72 12 25 Johnson, Tex 70 5 24 .343 Hortoi, Drt .....50 10 17 .340 Andrews, Chi 48 7 16 .333 Home ri'ns Tenace, Oakland, 7; Flsk, Eo'ton 6; Ccpeda, Boston, 6; Spikes, Cleveland, 6. Mellon, Chicago, 6. Runs batted In Mayberry, Kan- sas City, 20 Ceoeda, Bos'on, 17. Pitching 3 decisions Paul, Texas, 3-0, 1 000; Coleman, Detroit, 5-1, .833. HOCKEY SCORES World Nrw Enrland 7 Winnipeg J New England leads best-of-seven fi- nals 2-0 American Cincinnati 5 Virainia 1 Cincinnati wins test-of-seven semi- final 4-2 Western Phoenix 6 Salt Lake 4 Phoenix wins best-nf.'pveri final