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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May 1974 THE LCTHBRIDGE HERALD Shero and his club meet Bruins in final Schultz set the stage for Flyers PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia Flyers have punched the word parity into the vocabulary of the National Hockey League. Ever since the league's first expansion in NHL gover- nors have been waiting for the new .teams to reach a state of equality with their longer- established partners. The Flyers graduated before Philadelphia fans Sunday by beating.New York Rangers 4-3 and taking their best-of-seven Stanley Cup semi-final by the same margin. Philadelphia qualified for the bcst-of-seven final against the beginning in Boston Tuesday the first time an expansion team has advanced that far in cup WHEW 9OV1ESOPY I SAYS YOU ASK f rHEM 'CW GOOD MORNIN MISTER CAPP. BECAUSE I OON'T WANT TO KNOW DO Local judokas dominate provincial championships Members of the Lethbridge YMCA Judo Club were simply outstanding as they dominated the 1974 provincial judo championship finals in Lethbridge over the weekend. The local judokas were brilliant to say the least as they captured no less than nine of 10 titles up for grabs in the two-day tourney staged at the YMCA Friday and Saturday Lethbridge's Joe Meli was a standout during the annual event and was the recipient of the prestigious grand champion and triple crown award. who upset the current Canadian black belt middleweight champion Phil Illingsworth in their divisional carted away the Kaidai Senda Memorial Challenge the Counsel General of Japan trophy and the Katsuta trophy for being selected as the grand champion. Other local judokas who managed to win their respective divisions included Darryl Lloyd Guy Don Bill Strong Guy Sunada and Tom Greenway. In ladies Kata Dawna Senda and Linda Marshall representing the University of Lethbridge teamed up to win the Ju-no Kata. They bested teammates Bonriy Beswick and Bette Beswick. The Noga-na Kata championship title went to Alice Anderson and Carolynne Sipe of the local YMCA as they defeated another YMCA team of Anderson and Andrea Pomahac. Flo Senda was also promoted to a black belt during the ladies' competition which makes her the second female in Alberta to achieve this level in judo. Meanwhile on the virtue of their the members of the local YMCA dominated the Alberta teams which will compete in two Canadian judo championship finals to be staged later in the summer. Selected to the Alberta youth team that will compete in the 1974 Canadian Junior Olympics to be staged in Edmonton Aug. 15-17 inclusive include Meli and Greenway. The Alberta senior team planning to participate in the Canadian judo championships in Regina June 22 include Greg Michael Scott Greg Gay along with Edmontonians Wayne Frank Neil Ron Mike Graham and Calgarian Harry Cernes. Racine officially quit QUEBEC Jacques Plante and Paul respectively general manager-coach and president of the World Hockey Association Quebec announced their resignations at a team share- holders' meeting Saturday. who signed a 10-year contract with the WHA team last announced his resig- nation and walked out of the meeting early after making a report on the season just con- cluded. There had been rumors he would be replaced after the Nordiques finished in fifth place and out of the playoffs in the WHA's six-team East Division this year. Team spokesmen said there will be an announcement within a few days about the hiring of a new general manager and coach. Racine cited personal busi- ness pressures among his rea- sons for resigning. He will re- main as president of the EXCLUSIVE DEALERS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR BOMBARDIER MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLES NOW IN STOCK Can-AmTNT125's road legal Ml 65 BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phont 327-3221 WHA's finance council and head the finance committee for the series next fall between top WHA players and a team representing the Soviet Union. John a Quebec City was elected president to succeed Racine. a former National Hockey League star goaltender with Montreal New York St. Louis Toronto Maple Leafs and Bos- ton said recently a coach should not automatically be held responsible for his team's failures. Canucks lift ticket prices VANCOUVER Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League announced Friday that ticket prices will increase by 75 cents and 50 depending on location. Ticket prices now will range from to play at the expense of one of the pre-1067 heavyweights. St. Louis Blues reached the final on three occasions but did so by knocking off opponents in their own expansion division. Philadelphia out-muscled Cougars force deciding game TORONTO Toronto Toros' coach Billy Harris has found some solace in his team's 9-2 defeat by Chicago who Saturday tied the World Hockey Association best-of-seven semi final series 3-3. have the but I'd much rather lose 9-2 than 3-2 or said Harris. only lost one game at home during the playoffs.and the last time we got beaten was won the next six games in a The teams meet again tonight at Maple Leaf Gardens with the winner qualifying to meet Houston Aeros in a best-of-seven championship series. Both coaches adopted an can atti- tude. one game so any- thing .can said Cougar coach Pat Stapleton. they us play hockey it should be an interesting Stapleton has complained several times during the playoffs about the number of penalties called on his team. After the fifth-game loss in he said officials were not letting the Cougars play the game. Rosaire whose three goals and eighth goals of the the Cougars' was optimistic. ANYBODY'S GAME v anybody's game now and I think it will be our he said. If the Cougars win tonight their first problem will be finding a place to play their home games. The Cougars lost their rink at the International Amphitheatre to a theatrical production and held their playoff games in a suburban arena. The WHA has banned use of that arena in the finals and Cougars owner Jordan Kaiser says he is considering several other possibilities but won't say what they are. The Toros expect to have Rick Cunningham back in ac- tion tonight. Cunningham was injured in the fourth game when he stopped a shot with his .ankle. had a premonition we were going to lose said I approached the game with the idea that I wanted my best possible lineup available if a seventh game were Although Cunningham may be ready to centre Wayne Carleton is a doubtful starter. He aggravated a ligament injury Saturday and retired in the first period. Gilles Gratton is expected to replace the veteran Les Binkley in goal. and outshot the Rangers throughout the first two periods and won the only fight of the afternoon when left Oave Scbultz hammered New York defen- ceman Dale Rolfe near the mark of the game. haven't seen many fights that won hockey but that one coach Fred Shero of the Flyers said. didn't hit anyone for the rest of the The Flyers outshot the Rangers 18-9 and 19-10' in the first two periods but New York bombarded Bernie Parent with 15 shots in the final 20 while Philadelphia managed only nine on veteran Ed Giacomin. Parent allowed a first- period goal by right winger Bill Fairbairn and third- period goals by left winger Steve Vickers and centre Pete Stemkowski. But Philadelphia won on a power-play goal by centre Rick llth of the current the opening centre Orest Kindrachuk's second-period and two by right winger Gary Dornhoefer. The Philadelphia manage- ment once again turned to songstress Kate Smith's recording of God Bless America instead of the United States national anthem before the start of the game. They use the hymn for what they describe as key and the Flyers have responded by winning 35 losing three and tying one. The Philadelphia victory marked tha first time the team has won the seventh game of a series and the first time an expansion team has ever won four playoff games from an established club. The loss left the Rangers still looking for their first Stanley Cup in 34 seasons and it marked the fourth time since 1939 they have lost the seventh game of a series. was confident we were going to get a good Shero said. guys were just sky high before the game He said that with three min- utes lett to play and his team leading he had tried to get his best defensive units on the ice. why I kept throwing Clarke and Crisp out Shero said. were putting on a hell of a lot of Asked if he thought Boston would apply similar pressure in the next Shero Rangers couidn't do it for 60 and I don't think Boston will be able to do it Shero said the Rangers had good players but you're kept too long you get to think you own the This was an apparent refer- ence to some of the players who have been with the Rangers for years. PHILADELPHIA N.Y. RANGERS 3 Firit Period 1. Fairbairn 3 2. Philadelphia MacLeish 11 Barber MacLeish Schultz majors Tkaczuk Nolet Stemkowski Second Period 3. Philadelphia. Kindrachuk 4. Dornhoefer 4 Penalty Van Impe Third Period 5. Rangers. Vickers 4 6. Dornhoefer 5 7. Stemkowski 6 Penalties Saleski Clarke Saleski Rangers bench served by Hadfield Shots on goal by Rangers 9 10 Philadelphia 16 19 Attendance 17.007. Victory gesture Terry Crisp brushes the hair of New York goalie Ed Giacomin Sly not all that Cranbrook evens series B.C. Allowed and disallowed goals had Barrie Flyers' playing- coach Darryl Sly fuming Sun- day night after his club lost 4-2 to Craribrook Royals in Allan Cup senior hockey final play. The Cranbrook win evened the best-of-seven series at one game each. Barrie had taken the opener 3-1 in a rough con- test Saturday night. A second-period shot by Geoff powis of the the Flyers claimed hit the goal- ruled a goal Sunday on grounds that the puck went in and out of the net. At of the with Barrie trailing a somewhat similar situation led to verbal fireworks when the Flyers claimed they had a shot go in and out of the net. The ruling on that play was no goal. In the ensuing Barrie's Ron Robinson and Bob Baird got 10-minute misconduct penalties and Robinson was ejected from the game. Sly said afterwards that he was unhappy with the offici- ating and thought there should be a neutral referee for the series from outside the Western International Hockey Cranbrook's home league.. Sly said they are a farce of the Allan Referee for the contest was Sarge Sammartino of B.C. He said the which re- sumes here Tuesday will be a long one but feels his is the better team. A long final was also pre- dicted by Royals' playing- coach Eric Sutcliffe. feel the teams are fairly evenly matched and the team with the most heart and desire will win the he said. is their strong point but up front we have a definite Sunday's winning goal came in the third period at less than two minutes after Barrie had tied the score at 2-2. Marv stationed in front of the deflected in a pass from the corner by Hugh Christiaens. 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