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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - Mondoy, November 1, 1971 Golden Seals unbeaten in last four outings Rangers extend lead with tie, Canadiens belted By IAN MocLAINB Canadian Press Staff Writer One thing most National Hockey League clubs learn at one time or another: Don't let Boston Bruins' lack of scoring punch in one game lull you into over-confidence. Minnesota North Stars look a seven-game unbeaten string into Boston Sunday night, geared to follow up where California Seals left off last Thursday when they blanked the Beantowners 2-0. But it was a different game Sunday and the high-powered Bruins replied with a scorching 5-2 victory to remain in contention for the East Division lead with 13 points, three behind leading New York Rangers and one back of Montreal Canadiens. In other Sunday night action, 'V- ol^'- Hip _ *  � few RED WINGS COACH RESIGNS-Doug Barkley, coach of the Detroit Red Wings, resigned Sunday night following the game in Detroit against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Barkley said he "couldn't get the team going." Surprise move Doug Barkley leaves Wings By THE CANADIAN PRESS Three struggling National Hockey League teams came out of weekend action with new coaches, none the worse for the changes but still struggling. Fred Glover, fired earlier in the season by California Golden Seals, was named the new Los Angeles Kings coach Saturday by general manager Larry Regan, who had previously held the dual role. The Kings responded by losing 5-1 the same night to Chicago Black Hawks. St. Louis Blues, the same day, brought in former player Bill McCreary to coach and moved Sid Abel into the general manager's position. That title had previously been held by vice-president Lynn Patrick. The Blues responded by playing to a 4-4 lie Saturday with Philadelphia Flyers. Doug Barkley made a more dramatic exit at Detroit. He told his Red Wing club before their Sunday night game with Pittsburgh Penguins it would be his last game behind the bench and would they "go out and win it for me." He was replaced by Johnny Wilson, coach at Tidewater in the American Hockey League. The Wings, last in the East Division, responding by dumping the Penguins 3-1. Glover, who established all-time career marks for goals, assists and points in the American Hockey League with Cleveland Barons, was named California coach in May, 1968. He led the Seals to second in the West Division his first year, to fourth in the 1969-70 season, then fell to the basement a year later. The club was going nowhere early this year until he was replaced by Vic Stasiuk about two weeks ago and is currently on a four-game unbeaten streak, including Sunday night's 2-2 tie with Buffalo Sabres. McCreary, 35, retired as a player this year to coach St. Louis' farm team, Denver Spurs of the Western Hockey League. Ho was player-coach with Dallas of the Central League before joining the Blues as a player in the 1967 expansion. The Spurs were 5-1 under McCreary this year. The man he replaced, Abel, had held the job only for nine games in which St. Louis was able to win only three times, a far cry from recent seasons when they have either led the West Division or remained close to the top. Abel, former general manager and coach at Detroit, was named to fill the post vacated at the end of last season by Scotty Bowman who moved into a coaching vacancy with the Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens. Barkley, who became coach at Detroit late in the 1970-71 season following a front-office insurrection in which Abel was fired by the Detroit organization, said in an interview Sunday night he "felt the team was not working the way it can for mc." Barkley, a native of Leth-bridge, said there were no hard feelings with the players, but be felt they weren't responding to his methods of coaching. He felt there was enough talent to get the Wings into the playoffs. However, the writing was apparently on the wall and he didn't "want to wait two weeks and end up getting fired. ... I wanted a new coach in now, before they got too far behind." "I told them (the players') before the game and asked them to go out there and win it for mo." Wilson, who coached Springfield Kings to the AHL title last year, had been coaching the Wings' new AHL franchise at Tidewater, Va. He joined Detroit in time for tonight's game at Toronto against the Maple Leafs. "I can't see it go under," said Barkley of the team and his decision to quit. "This club is . . . only four points out of a playoff spot now. ALI INKS CONTRACT DUESSELDORF (AP) - Muhammad Ali, former world heavyweight champion, has signed a contract to fight former West German champion Juergen Blin Dec. 26 in Zurich, Switzerland. It is believed Ali is to receive a purse of $300,000 and Blin $45,000 for the bout in Zurioh's Hallen Stadium. M0T0  SKI Tougher 7 Ways FROM Prebco Recreation Vehicles 600 4�h Ave. N. LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-4421 Lose twice on iveekend Kings face road problems The Lethbridge Sugar Kings came home empty - handed dropping two Alberta Junior Hockey League games on the road over the weekend. The Sugar Kings can't seem to click away from home suffering their fifth straight, loss in the visiting rinks. Sporting a 2-6 record, the Kings have won two and lost one at home while being strapped on the road. Saturday night the Kings were nipped 4-3 by the Edmonton Movers while Sunday they took a 5-3 thumping at the hands of the Drumheller Falcons. In Edmonton, a two-goal performance by Peter Skrabyk gave the Movers a hard-fought Trevino breaks earnings mark LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Lee Trevino, with his sixth title of the year and an all-time money-winning record, set out for Mexico today in search of a fourth national open golf championship. "That's what r really want lo do. win a fourth national open championship for a grand slam," Trevino said Sunday after winning the Sahara Invitational and establishing a single season money winning record of $227,243. Trevino, four strokes off the pace starting the final round Sunday, fired a six-under par 66 and vaulted past third-round leader Bob Dickson with a 72-hole total of 280. It was his first victory since his unprecedented sweep of tlie American, Canadian and British Open titles was completed In Southport, England, July 11. He is entered in the Mexican Open, a $30,000 event, at the Club de Golf in Mexico City starting Thursday. ARCHER SECOND George Archer also had a 66 and took second at 281. Dickson slipped to third with a 72 for 282, falling behind when Trevino reeled off a string of three consecutive birdies starting on the sixth hole. Don January was alone in fourth at 283, followed by Ron Cerrudo at 285 and Gay Brewer and Fred Marti at 286. Trevino picked up $27,000 from the total purse to became the game's top single-season money winner. Jack Nicklaus, who did not compete, had set the record of $211,566 in 1967. JACK CLICKS HOB ART, Australia (AP) -Jack Nicklaus fired a twe-un-der-par 70 Sunday to capture the $22,400 Australian open golf tournament with a four-round total of 269. Nicklaus won $4,320 for his Hawkeyes win title MONTREAL (CP) - Winnipeg Hawkeyes clinched the Little Grey Cup, emblematic of the Canadian juvenile football championship, with a 31-21 victory over Montreal's South Shore Colts Sunday afternoon. It was the third national championship win for the Winnipeg club since 1968. They were eliminated before the finals in 1970. eight-stroke margin over Bruce Crampton of Australia who shot a 69 Sunday for 277. Americans Dave Hill and Dave Stockton were a stroke behind Crampton. Hill had a 72 and Stockton a 70 in tlie final round over the 6,636-yard par-72 Royal Hobart golf course. Hayes leaves game By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Star centre Elvin Hayes of Houston Rockets left Sunday night's National Basketball Association game against Buffalo Braves in the second quarter and did not return. Despite Hayes' absence, the Rockets went on to win 102-87, but it was only their second victory in 10 games this season. In other NBA games, Milwaukee Bucks beat Cleveland Cavaliers 118-102, and Golden State defeated Los Angeles Lakers 109-105. Philadelphia '76ers defeated New York Knicks 108-101 in play Saturday. In other games, Detroit Pistons upended Atlanta Hawks 104-99, Baltimore Bullets clipped Phoenix Suns 101-94, Seattle SuperSonics took Los Angeles 115-106 and Golden Star defeated Cincinnati 116-112. Hayes, who scored 10 points before his departure, said he left because of an injured leg. But Tex Winter, in his first season as Houston coach, apparently thought otherwise. Winter said: "He makes it very difficult for me to coach the team as a unit. I don't think the way some of the players have been playing is good enough." Karcem Jabber, formerly Lew Alcindor, scored 13 points and Bob Dandridge had 12 as Milwaukee raced to a commanding 30-15 first-quarter lead against Cleveland. Jabbar finished with 35 points. Clutch field goals in the closing minutes by Cazzie Russell and Joe Ellis pulled Golden State past Los Angeles. Russell wound up with 32 points, while the Lakers' Gail Goodrich had 34.. 4-3 victory over the Kings. The Movers took a 1-0 first-period lead on a goal by Dave Bell at 8:56. Skrabyk opened scoring in the second period to give Movers a 2-0 lead but George Mc-Crca put Lethbridge on the scoreboard at 17:47 to make the score 2-1 at the end of the second period. Chris McMasters tied the score for Lethbridge at 2:22 of the third period and Marc Sev-ron gave Lethbridge the lead at 9:58. But tlie Movers came back on Skrabyk's second goal and Laurent Gunette got tlie winner at 15:14. Movers were assessed seven of 11 penalties and each team took a major. Ray McCleod in the Edmonton nets and Werner Crawford of Lethbridge made 35 saves each. Meanwhile in Drumheller the Falcons won their first game in the Alberta Junior Hockey League season with a 5-3 victory over the Sugar Kings. Rod Cox and Ryan Wecker each scored two goals to pace tlie Falcons and Drumheller's other goal was by Don Simituk. George McCrea, Mike Clarke and Terry Tarnow scored for Sugar Kings. Drumheller out-shot the Sugar Kings 39-27 and took a 3-2 lead after the second period following a 1-1 first-period tie. There were 14 penalties, seven to each team. Ross Frisken stopped 24 shots in the Drumheller nets while goaltenders Phil Wandler and Warner Crawford managed 34 saves for the Sugar Kings. Calgary Cougars powered their way to their eighth consecutive victory Saturday night, knocking off Edmonton Maple Leafs 6-3 in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Rich Alexander and Bill Fra-ser each scored two goals to lead the Cougars and Rick Noradon and Jim Gospodar got single markers. Edmonton scorers were Marcel Comeau with two, and Les Derwicki. Calgary took eight of 15 penalties. Jim Pratt of the Cougars and Jim Stewart of the Maple Leafs each received a misconduct. Calgary outshot Edmonton 37-18. In Red Deer the Edmonton Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday night by dumping Red Deer Rustlers 4-2. Ahout 750 spectators saw Red Deer take a 1-0 lead after the first period and then watched as Edmonton connected with two unanswered goals in the second. Bill Kidd, Gary Kokolski, Les Drewicki and Gene Strate were the Edmonton marksmen while Ron Joel and Darryl Wallis replied for Red Deer. The Maple Leafs got 12 minor penalties, two majors and one game misconduct to Jim Stewart in the third period for fighting. The Rustlers got nine minors, two majors, a misconduct and a game misconduct to Wayne Krebs for fighting with Stewart. The misconduct was handed out to Bob Clunie. Edmonton goalie Brent Mason made 35 saves while Keith Delaney made 26 for Red Deer. (he Seals look their Ihrce-gamo win streak home to tie Buffalo Sabres 2-2, New York played to a 3-3 tie with Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers struck for five third-period goals-three by Simon Nolet- en route to a 5-3 win over Montreal, Detroit Red Wings surprised Pittsburgh Penguins 3-V and Vancouver Canucks upset Chicago Black Hawks 6-2 in an afternoon game on the West i Coast. Ties were the order of the day Saturday as Minnesota and Toronto were 1-1, New York and Pittsburgh finished at 1-1, Buffalo, bolstered by Rick Martin's three goals, played to a 4-4 deadlock with Vancouver and Philadelphia was 4-4 against the Blues in St. Louis. Montreal was decisive in blanking Detroit 3-0 and Chicago drubbed Los Angeles Kings 5-1 in other Saturday night action. In tonight's only contest, the Leafs are at home to Detroit in a game postponed from Oct. 13 following the death of Toronto president Stafford Smythe. Derek Sanderson and Ken Hodge scored two each as the Bruins ended a two-game losing string. Defenceman Bobby Orr set the stage for Boston's victory with a spectacular goal less than two minutes into the game. Kevin O'S'nea's goal with 36 seconds left in the game earned the Sabres their tie at Oakland. The Seals looked odds-on favorites to continue their Cinderella ways when they opened a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Bobby Sheehan and Craig Patrick. Penalties played a key role in the Toronto-Nev York tie. Leaf captain Dave Keon scored with his team playing shorthanded and Jim Harrison tallied while the Rangers were playing a man, short as Toronto overcame a 3-1 New York lead in the third period. The Rangers blistered Toronto goaltender Bernie Parent with 19 shots in the first period but were unable to add to their totals. The Leaf defences tightened up after that to salvage the tie. ALBERTA JUNIOR Mount Royal Red Deer .. . Calgary . . Edm. Leafs . Edm. Movers Lethbridge .. Drumheller . W L T F A Pis. 8 2 0 45 33 11 0 49 39 10 0 38 28 10 0 32 38 8 0 50 57 8 0 34 44 4 0 12 54 2 CANADIAN LEAGUE WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T FA P Calqary ..... ? 6 ] "J T. � S,1sk ..... 9 6 1 347 316 19 Winnipeg .... 7 8 1 366 349 15 B c ..... 4 ' 1 282 363 13 Edmonton .. . 6 10 0 237 305 12 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L T NHL scores SUNDAY Vancouver 6 Chicago 2 Vancouver-Taylor 2, Schu-mautz, Corrigan, Johnson, Kurtenbach; Chicago-Pap-pin, Martin. Boston 5 Minnesota 2 Boston-Sanderson 2, Hodge 2, Orr; Minnesota-Oliver, Prentice. Detroit 3 Pittsburgh 1 Detroit-Stackhouse, Beren-son, Karlander; Pittsburgh- Polis. New York 3 Toronto 3 Now York-Rousseau, Ra-tellc, Had field; Toronto- MacMillan, Keon, Harrison. Philadelphia 5 Montreal 3 Philadelphia-Nolet 3, Johnson, Lesuk; Montreal-F. Ma-hovlich 2, Tardif. Buffalo 2 California 2 Butlalo-Lawson, O'Shea; California-Sheehan, Patrick. SATURDAY Philadelphia 4 St. Louis 4 Philadelphia - Nolet, Gen-dron, Dornhoefer, Foley; St. Louis-Unger 3, Connelly. New York I Pittsburgh 1 New York-MacGregor; Pittsburgh-Apps Buffalo 4 Vancouver 4 Buffalo - Martin 3, Mee-han; Vancouver-Kurtenbach, Taylor. Maki, Guevremont. Minnesota 1 Toronto I Minnesota - Oliver; Toronto-Keon. Montreal 3 Detroit 0 Montreal - Lafleur, Cour-noyer, Houle. Chicago 5 Los Angeles 1 Chicago - Maki 2, Pappin, Mikita, Koroll; Los Angeles- PuKord. San Francisco moves past Rams Raiders again let George do it By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland Raiders again are letting George do it-and 44-year-old George Blanda, tlie oldest player in pro football, is not letting them down, bvit keeping them up. Blanda, whose amazing career started in 1949 and now is in its fourth decade, became the game's all-time leading scorer Sunday as he rallied the Raiders to a 20-20 tie with Kansas City Chiefs and kept Oakland in a first-place tie with the Chiefs in the Western Division of the American Football Conference. Blanda, who replaced starter Daryle Lamonica the last two times Oakland had the ball, fired a 24-yard touchdown pass to Fred Biletnikoff, then kicked an eight-yard field goal with 2'/i minutes left. The lying Lhree-poinlcv and a previous field goal and two con versions gave Blanda a career total of 1,609 points, one more than former Cleveland kicker Lou Groza. Following the cight-y a r d kick, the game was ; stopped and Blanda was [ presented with the football, "These things just happen to you when you play 22 years," he said. FIRST PL.AY CLICKS On Blanda's first play, he hit Ray Chester with a 37-yard completion. . Two plays later, Blanda con-: nected with Biletnikoff, who had | outmanoouvered young corner-back David Handley. Handley had replaced Injured starter Jim Marsalis immediately before the play. "I'm sure George knew who we had in there," said Chiefs' coach Haak Strain.  i "George Blanda is a rare individual," said Oakland coach John Madden. "The amazing thing is that he's throwing and kicking belter than he did four years ago." The tie kept the Raiders and Chiefs deadlocked with 5-1-1 records. Elsewhere in the National Football League Sunday, it was: San Francisco '49ers 27, New England Patriots 10; Miami Dolphins 20, Los Angeles Rams 14; Washington Redskins 24, New Orleans Saints 14; Minnesota Vikings 17, New York Giants 10; Atlanta Falcons 31, Cleveland Browns 14; Chicago Bears 23, Dallas Cowboys 19; Baltimore Colts 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 21; San Diego Chargers 49, New York Jets 21; St. Louis Cardinals 28, BuflajQ Bills 23 j Philadelphia Eagles 17, Denver Broncos 16, and Houston Oilers 10, Cincinnati Bengals 6. In a televised game tonight, Detroit Lions will play Green Bay Packers at Milwaukee. TAKE OVER FIRST San Francisco, 5-2, took over first place in tlie National Football Conference's Western Division, one-half game ahead of Los Angeles, beating New England with the help of John Bro-die's 71-yard touchdown toss to Gene Washington. Miami knocked the Rams; 4-2-1, out of the top spot in the NFC's West, downing Los Angeles on the strength of two scoring strikes by Bob Griese. The victory kept the Dolphins in first place in the AFC's East with a 5-1-1 mark, just ahead of EalUmorc's 5-2, ' -