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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE lETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, May 7, 1973 Series could end Tuesday night Canadians are simply too strong Gangway The linesman backs up against the boards as Chicago Black Hawks' Dave Kryskow and Montreal Canadiens' Bob Murdoch rush after the puck in first period action. Mont- real blanked the Hawks 4-0 in Chicago Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final. Reed. Monroe sfar NEW YORK 'AP) Willis j Tuesday night at Madison the entire final period with a Reed scored 22 points and Earl I Square Garden. pulled groin muscle. Monroe contributed 21 as Now j The Knicks, ice-cold in their West got only one point In the CHICAGO (CP) Montreal Canadiens could be shouldering the Stanley Cup for the 16th time since 1927 Tuesday night, a National Hockey League record, and the man who car- ries it could be playing his last game. Thirty-seven-year-old Henri Richard has provided an in- spiration to the younger players this season, and it was never more in evidence than Sunday's 4-0 victory over Chicago Black Hawks that gave the Canadiens a 3-1 edge in the best-of-seven NHL final. "The way he's skating now he's good for five more said Marc Tardif, who scored the first goal and set up the in- surance score by Yvau Courno- yer in a game that was domi- nated by Montreal skaters. "There are a lot of guys 25 years old in this league who should be retired before Henri. He just keeps skating all th3 time while they seem to be standing around." NO POINTS Richard, the greying Mon- treal captain and brother of Hall of Famer Maurice (Rocket) Richard, didn't pick up a point against the Hawks, but it was obvious from his ef- forts the youngsters on the team were following his lead. "He's really got to impress you with his size and Tardif said in a post-game in- terview. Richard has said on occasion he will be retiring after this, his 18th season in the league. He lias, however, hedged on mak- ing a total commitment to his retirement, saying he will make his decision known after the playoffs are over. "I can tell added Tar- dif, "he will be sorely missed if he does quit." CLOSE TO RECORD The goal by Cournoyer was York Knicks held off Los Ange- j shooting in their first half, ral- third quarter after leading both his 13th of the playoffs and left les Lakers for an 87-33 victory lied in the second half to over- teams in scoring in the first Sunday and gained a 2-1 lead in come the Lakers, who were j half with 15. their National Basketball Asso-1 hampered by the loss of high- j The, Lakers' total of 83 points ciaticn championslup playoff scoring Jerry West. was their lowest in their playoff series. The Lakers' leading scorer history. Their previous low was The fourth game m the best- through the first two games 88 against the Boston Celtics in of-seven set will be played i with a 28-point average sat out 89_88 on April 29 Some swimmers of the Ted's brother, Tim. also rack- Lethbndcc YMCA Slmgrajs ed up a pair of fifth place fin- came home with a respectable, ishcs in the same class showing in the Winter Club In the boys' open class, Gavin Invitational Swim Meet in Cal- j Fenton was the top local swim- gary on the weekend. Ten swim clubs took part In the two-day event which open- ed Saturday and concluded Sunday. Can" Rowntree was the top competitor for the Stingrays as he came up with a brilliant in- dividual performance in the boys' If) and under class. In four events he registered two firsts and third and a fourth. Calvin Koskowich was >'ie only other winner in the same division as he placed sixth in one event. Warren Rowntrec, brother of Gary, led the locals in the boys' eight and under with a first and a third while Ted Hansen paced the boys' 13-14 age group two firsts ar.d a fifth mer with a second, fifth and a sixth while Craig Hoselton came home with a third and a fifth and Doug Patterson a third and a sixth Meanwhile in girls' 10 and under competition, Ann scored a second, fourth and a sixth while in the 11-12 age group Melonie Fenton managed a fifth Holy Fenton also placed fifth and sixth in group events girls' 13-14 age In girls' open events, Mary Ann Hughes shone for the locals with a first and a pair of sec- onds while Marlene Coulter picked up two seconds, a fourth and two fifths Jean Gregory managed a fifth and a sixth in the same class The game's drama unfolded in the closing minutes when the j Lakers cut a New York lead of in points early in the fourth pe- nod to only two, 85-83, on Keith j Erickson's 1 ayup with 55 sec- j onds remaining. j The Lakers then regained the ball 19 seconds later when Reed was called for a travelling vio- lation. Los Angeles called time out, then set up a play in which Eorickson took a jumper from the left side. The ball bounded oft the back rim and Reed re- covered. The Knicks held on until Walt Frazier was fouled with two .seconds to play. He sank both free throws, sealing the victory. The Knicks took charge in the third quarter, outscoring Los Angeles 25-13, holding the La- kers to one basket in the final eight minutes of the period. New York forged ahead for good, 58-36, on a driving layup by Phil Jackson at the mark of the quarter. Then Los Angeles' Wilt Chamberlain in- curred his fourth personal foul and was tagged with a technical as well afier waving his hand angrily and screaming at refereee Jack Madden. him one away from the post- season record held by team- mate Frank Mahovlich. "I'm not thinking about the the swift little right winger said. "The Stanley Cup is more important." Chuck Lefley and Claude La- rose completed the Montreal scoring, Lefley making it 3-0 just 90 seconds after Coumo- yer's goal as Montreal demora- lized Chicago's- offence after skating off a penalty to Guy Lapointe. "I can't recall ever seeing a tsam under such extreme pres- said Montreal goaltender Ken Dryden of the assault on his counterpart in the Chicago goal, Tony Esposito. "They (Canadiens) weren't just moving the puck around casually, they were going for the net all the time." The Hawks have lost 13 treal ice and Hawks centre Pit Martin said the odds are against their braaking that string Tuesday in the fifth game. Ex-Canadicn Ralph Backst- rom, however, was hopeful. "I can't see them playing much said Backstrom. "But their defence played ex- ceptionally well. "If we looked said Backstrom, "it was because they made us. They controlled the game." How well the Montreal de- fence, led by Lapointe, Serge Savard, Pierre Bouchard, Larry Robinson and Bob Murdoch, controlled play was apparent from the number of saves Dry- den had to make in chalking up his first shutout in 41 playoff games. The Montreal goalie had to make just 19 saves and he counted the tough ones on one hand later in the Canadiens locker room. "I can recall a couple of hard ones in the second Dryden said. "And there was one by Dennis Hull late in the game." It marked the first time Chi- cago had been blanked in 69 playoff games. Jacques Lemaire, who along with Tardif and Cournoyer gave the Canadiens their biggest scoring threat Sunday, credited Montreal's skating with keeping the Black Hawks bottled up in their end most of the game. "We were getting on top of them and they couldn't said the Canadiens' centre. "Skating made the big differ- ence, but that Esposito made some real good saves." Tardif didn't think the Hawks played any different than they had in earlier games In the series. World Association title to New England It's 'maybe next year' for Jets BOSTON (CP) Veteran de- fenceman Ted Green helped bring Boston its third major league hockey championship in four years Sunday, bringing with him the maturity and ex- perience that molded New Eng- land Whalers into the first World Hockey Association champions. Green hoisted the World Hockey Trophy as hundreds of the fans swarmed onto the Boston Garden ice and en- gulfed both teams after New England defeated Winnipeg Jets 9-6 to win the best-of-seven series in five games. "It's a great feeling to be on three championships in four years." An elated Green said after the victory, "and it's an even greater feeling to win both at home." Green was a member of the National Hockey League Boston Bruins when they won two Stan- ley Cups. The New England victory came on the strength of three goals oy centre Larry Pleau and outstanding work by goal- tender Al Smith. JETS CAME CLOSE Pleau shut off a Winnipeg rally with a pair of last-period goals after the Jets, trailing 6-2 early in the second period, had battled to within one goal early in the third. "That's the way it's been all season long." Green said. "When they got close we just pushed it again." That feeling was echoed by all the Whalers, including Pleau and coach Jack Kelley who said his club was tired but "came back together in the third pe- riod." It was a great team Pleau said. "It seems every time they came close to us we're able to pull away.'1 New England grabbed a 5-2 first-period lead with Pleau, Tom Webster, Rick Ley, Guy Smith and Tim Sheeny scoring. Danny Johnson and Norm Beaudin replied for Winnipeg. Webster made it 6-2 just 15 ther of those two fine teams or th? National Hockey League." "This is a challenge intended only to restore to the people their right to see a true cham- pion decided in this, the world's fastest sport." The Stanley Cup was donated in 1895 by Frederick Arthur, Lord of Stanley, a challenge trophy for amateur hockey teams. It eventually became the sole possession of the profes- sionals however, and since 1910 has been regarded as the NHL's most prized possession. Magmisseii turns pro TORONTO (CP) Karen Magnussen of North Vancouver, women's world figure-skating champion, will sign a profes- sional contract next week worth more than a year, her lawyer said Sunday. Miss Magnussen, 20, who won the world championship this year at Bratislava, Czech- oslovakia, visited here during the weekend but referred ques- tions about her pro contract to lawyer Alan Eagleson. "There will be a formal an- nouncement at a press confer- ence in her home city, Van- couver, a week from Eagleson said. Asked what the contract would be worth, he said: "You can speculate all you want but I'd say it will be in excess of a year. It will be much more than that paid Peggy Fleming of the United States, former world champion, who turned pro April 4, 1968." Miss Fleming was reported to have signed a contract for five years. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES i AMERICAN Defroit Milwaukee Balimore Cleveland NSW York Boston Chicago Kansas City California Minnesota Oakland Texas LEAGUE East Division W L Pet. 12 13 .460 11 12 .478 11 13 .453 11 15 .423 10 u .-117 9 13 .409 West Division 15 5 .750 16 10 .615 13 9 .59! 11 10 .524 13 13 .500 6 13 .381 GBL NATIONAL LEAGUE East SUNDAY First Oakland 232 loo Cleveland 001 0 HOItirnan (5-2) and Fosse; Tidrow Dunning Kilkenny Far mer (8) and Duncan. HR: Second Oakland 044 loo 7 i Cleveland 030 000 3 6 i Blue (2-1) and Fosse; Strom d-2) Lamb Johnson (91 and Ellis. HRs: Tenace Ban- do (61. Boston 20o 100 3 10 Minnesota 021 042 14 2 Tiant (3-3) McGlothen (5> and Fisk, Hands (3-2) and Roof. HRs. Darwin Hisle Lis and Sims. HR: (31. Boston 501 010 3 IJ I Minnesota 000 100 i IU i Lee Veale (S) and Fisk; Ely. leven Corbin (5) and Roof. Kansas City 120 000 I Milwaukee 600 7 J Simpson, Wright Dal Canton (1-1) (1) and Raylor, Healv Par- cons, Colborn Linrv (0-2 New- man Lockwood I7> and Porter. New York 000 0 I Chicago 110 oil 0 Peterson Beene Lylff and Munson; Fisher Forster (6> and Herrmann Oakland 01! 002 i 10 Cleveland 020 020 470 Odom, Knowles (1-2) Plna (8) and Fosse; Lamb John- vn (11) Hilpcndorf Farmer (9i and Duncan. "HR: California OOJ 111 3 I Baltimore '00 ooo i 2 i Singer (5-1 and Krsnver; Cuellar Reynolds (7) and Williams. HR: Cal-Oliver HOCKEY SCORES SUNDAY National Montreal Chicago 0 Montreal leads final 3-1 World New Enaland 9 Winnipeg 6 New England wins fi- nal 4-1 American Cincinnati 7 Nova Scotia S Cincinnati leads best-of-seven final 2-0 Allan Cup St Boniface 6 Orillia d Best-of-seven final tied 1-1 Centennial Cup Portaqe la Prairie 7 Pembroke 5 Pcrtaoe la Prairie leads best-of- final 1-0 SATURDAY World New England A Winnipeg 1 Allan Cup Orillia 12 St. Boniface 2 Ontario Junior Peterborough 5 Toronto S Toronto wins eight-point final 3-S Pittsburgh Chicago New York Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis 11 WL PCt. OBU 9 .550 12 .538 12 13 V-z 11 12 .478 10 13 .435 .208 1's West 22 o 19 10 .710 .656 San Francisco Houston Cincinnati 16 10 -615 Los Angeles .....15 13 .536 Atlanta 9 16 .340 5Vj 10 10 18 .357 10'A San Diego SUNDAY Cincinnati 101 oos i Montreal 000 ooo I Nelson (2-1) and Bench; Moore (1-2) Marshall (6) Strohrnayer (8) and Boc- cabella HRs: Concep- cion Atlanta 000 100 J Philadelphia coo 010 i a Gentry (3-2) and Dates; Christenson, Scarce (0-P Wilson (3) and Ryan. HRs: Pittsburgh 000 000 g I i San Diego 222002 s u u Mooses (2-2) WcKw Johnson (61, Hernandez (8) and May; Caldwell (1-3) and Kendall. HRs: Gaston St. Louis 000 000 1 J Los Angeles Oil 001 3 i Foster Granger (8) and Sirn- mons; Downing (3-1) and Ferguson. HR: Houston 112 004 New York 004 030 8 12 i Reu-f, Gladding Griffin Up- shaw Cosarove (1-1) Craw- ford (7) and Edwards, Howard (71; Parker, McGraw (0-1) Sadsckl (7', Stone '9) and Grote. HRs: son May First Chicaqo 114 000 012 I San Francisco n Pappas, Burns Bonham La- Roche Aker (1-1) (10) and Hund- Barr, McDowell Sosa Mo'fitt Carrithers (1-0) 'ID and Radcrs, Sndek HRs- ams Hundley Matthews Second Cnicaoo 010 000 X it San Francisco 001 120 4 o Gura (1-D Bonham (7) and Rudolph; Willouqhbv Sosa McDowell (9) and Rader. HR: SATURDAY Houston Oil 10 B New York 000 WO 1 Wilson (2-3) and Edwards; McAn- drew Webb stone (8) and Grote HRs: (2i. Cedeno Chicano 010 000 7 11 San Francisco 000 000 4 i Hooton Locker Aker (9) and Hundley; Bryant Moffitt (9) and Rader. HR- Chi-Santo Strohrnayer (6) Jarvis (1-0) (8) Gil- bert (9) and Boccabella. HRs: Woods St. Louis 012600 7 Los Angeles 451 Oio 14 n Bibby Santorin.1 Folkers and Simmons; John (3-25 and Ferguson, Yeager HR: La-- Crawford 'itlsburgh 102010 it i ?n Dieoo 104 OoO 11 2 Ellis Johnson (7) and Atey; Corkins. Romo (2-0) (5> and Kendall HRc: W, Robertson BASKETBALL SCORES SUNDAY NBA New York 87 Los Angeles S3 New York leads best-of-sevsn final 2-1 SATURDAY ABA ndiana 90 Kentucky 3S Best-of-seven final tied 2-? DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TiSf SALES 4 or J27-4445 ;