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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta lloraltl Long acclaimed greatest goaltender in modern times Widneidoy, Nevtmbir 1, 1972 THE LETHMID6E HMAIB 9 ill Durnan succumbs to ill health at 57 TORONTO (CP) BUI Dur- nan, long acclaimed the great- est goaltender in modern times, died Tuesday night at (lie age of 57. He had been in failing health for some lime and en- tered hospital last Thursday. Durnan reached the National Upstart coast club one point out of first Pulford has done quite a job By THE. CANADIAN PRESS It may a little early to start tooting any horns, but no- body can deny Bobby Pulford his just plaudits. The rookie National Hockey League coach has molded Los Angeles Kings into early-season wonders and the west coast team has responded to his grooming. The Kings made it five wins in a row Tuesday night, 4-1 over Vancouver Canucks, to set a club record and moved alone into second place in the West, one point behind Chi- cago Black Hawks. Where the Kings are the sur- prises of the West, the Same can be said of the Buffalo Sa- bres in the East who put their G-0-4 mark on the line tonight against Toronto Maple Leafs. ANDY CAFF ITHlNKYJEOUSHT TO MAKE THE EFFORT TO VISIT MV 'E LOST NS WEALTH THVINi i' Players hold upper hand now MIAMI BEACH (AP) Clar- ence Campbell, head of the Na- tional Hockey League, isn't overly optimistic that the NHL board of governors or the play- ers will approve another exhibi- tion series against the Soviet Union's all-star hockey team. "There is a considerable dis- parity of opinion on the advis- ability of staging the series this Campbell said Tuesday during the second day of the beard's three-day meeting. Even if the governors allow exhibitions next year, Campbell warns, final approval must come from players. There was grumbling by some players on Team Canada in this year's inaugural series with Russia over loss of prac- Nicklaus honored PALM BEACH GAHDENS, Pla. (AP) Jack Nicklaus, who failed in his attempt to win lire Grand Slam but did capture si.v championships in 1972, was named the Professional Golf Association's Year today. Player of the The announcement of Nick- laus' selection by Warren Or- lick, PGA president, was not surprising since the Columbus, Ohio, native won bolh the Mas- ters and the U.S. Open tillcs and nearly a record. Nicklaus began the year by announcing his intention of try- ing to win professional golf's big four Mas- ters, U.S. Open, British Open and PGA. He won the first two but was defeated on Uie last hole of the British Open by de- fending champion Lee Trevino, the 1971 Player of the Year. Garry Player of South Africa won the PGA, in which Nick- laus tied for 13th. tice time from regular NHL camps. Team Canada had to rally to win the series. Asked about the possibility of professional hockey expanding into European cities, Campbell said: "In the case of the NHL, I don't Ihink there's any possi- bility of it being a transatlantic league because that's not rea- listic. "It's expensive and lime-was- ting, that's the 68-year- old head of the NHL explained. "In the current league, we have Iricd to avoid long black- outs (road We IT to play our teams pretty regu- larly." Campbell said the new World Hockey Association has cut down on the expansion possi- bilities in the United Stales by grabbing personnel for its 12 teams, but not by eliminating polential sites. He isn't sure the southern U.S. can be considered among Ihe sites. "If you get an au- dience that likes action, Ihen the action is the same north or south of Ihe Mason-Dixon he said. But he admiUed that Mem- phis failed as a hockey town and Oakland and Los Angeles are running below NHL attend- ance standards partly because they are warm-weather cities where hockey is not a natural sport. He williheld comment on what the NHL will do if it loses a court challenge by Ihe WHA on the NHL reserve clause and a countersuit by the NHL. Players record victory WASHINGTON (AP) Tfie National Football League Play- ers Association scored a major victory over the club owners Tuesday In disputes over fines assessed for leaving the bench during a fight on the playing field and on the use of artificial turf. A Nalional Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing officer has recommended that the NFL owners be ordered to rescind their automatic fine of against any player leaving the bench during a fight. Judge Marvin Welles, hearing officer, said the provision for automatic fines is an unfair la- bor practice, a charge brought by the NFL Players Associ- ation. The proposed order would force the league to repay all players for such fines, in- cluding Interest of six per cent a year. An association spokes- man said the ruling would af- fect 106 players and Involve in fine money. Welles said also that artificial turf is a mandatory subject for collective bargaining since its installation constitutes a change in working conditions. The Players Association has argued that synthetic turf is more conducive to injuries. Both sides have 20 days In which to appeal the recom- mended ruling to the full five- man NLRB. If there is no ap- peal, the recommendation of the administrative law judge becomes final. If the owners re- fuse to accept the board's rul- ing [hey can appeal in federal court. Gay lord Perry tops Cy Young NEW YORK (AP) Gaylord Perry, the rangy Cleveland right hander, was named win- ner Tuesday of the 1972 Cy Young Award as the best pitch- er in the American League. The 34-year-old Indians' ace had a 24-16 record and an earned-run average of 1.92, sec- ond to the league's best, the 1.91 by Luis Tiant of Boston. In winning the Cy Young Award, Perry duplicated the feat of his brother, Jim, who was voted the Am e r i c a n League's top pitcher at Minne- sota in 1970.- Perry narrowly edged Wilbur Wood, Chicago White Sox kmickleballer, in the vote of the Baseball Writers Associa- tion of America. Montreal Canadiens, 7-0-4 and two points ahead of Buffalo, are in Pittsburgh against the Penguins in another game while New York Rangers visit Chicago, California Golden Seals entertain New York Islanders, Atlanta Flames are at Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues and Minnesota North Stars continue their ri- valry at Minneapolis. GORING SCORES 3 Butch Goring, a 21-goal scorer last year, scored three goals against Vancouver, in eluding the winner, in a game at Los Angeles that was mar- red by two third-period fights. Vancouver's Greg Boddy and rookie Don Kozak precipitated the fireworks at of the pe- riod. Bill Lesuk of the Kings and Bobby Schmautz of Van- couver clashed at All four were nailed with mi- nors and majors. Bobby La- londe ruined goaltender Gary Edwards' shutout at of the final period as the Kings completely dominated play and outshot the visitors 3G-17 in the game. The Kings have made few changes from their lineup of a year ago, but it appeared ob- vious from the outset of the season there was a new spirit in I3le club. One of the big factors has been the addition to the defence of veteran Terry Harper and the development oE Barry Long, a 23-ytar-old up from Portland Buckaroos of the Western League. Meanwhile the Sharks showed their teeth Tuesday night in Quebec City. Los Angeles Sharks survived a minor rhubarb at the Coli- seum to emerge 4-2 victors over the Nonliques in World Hockey Association action. Most of the disturbance that kept referee Ron Ego busy came in the second period with the visiting Sharks trailing 2-1. Gary Veneruzzo of Los Ange- les and Pierre Roy of Quebec were assessed fighting majors, Bart Crashley of the Sharks and Quebec's Robert Guindon, took double minors, and Steve Sutherland of Los Angeles was nailed with a 10-minute miscon- duct in the disturbance at Bemie MacNeil scored before the period ended and scored again along with Crashley in the third period to lift the Sharks into a third-place tie with Houston Aeros in the Western Division. The Aeros kept pace when Ted Taj'lor's routine slap shot was the only goal of the third period as Houston edged Al- berta Oilers 4-3 at Edmonton In the only other game, Chi- cago Cougars scored three tunes in the third period to de- feat Winnipeg Jets 3-1. LOS ANGELES 4 VANCOUVER 1 First Los Angeles, Berry 1 (Widlng, Corrlgsn) Ptntllies- Balon :33, Guevremonl Second Los Angeles, Gor- ing 5 (Backslom, Bernler) Pen- :15, Curtis La- loride major, minor 13-59 Third Period 3. Los Angeles, Gor- ing 6 (Backslrom, Howell) J. Vancouver, Lalonde (Talonl 5. Los Angeles, Goring 7 (Ba'ckstrom, Curlis) major, miner Koiak minor, major Lesuk minor Kozak rmnor, Curlis Lesuk minor-major Schmaulz minor major IS'dS, Koznk Sfiols on goal by: Vancouver 5 7 Los Anqeles......13 10 "We haven't even :on- templaled that yet." he said. But he said merger would not be the solution to a bidding war between the leagues. "What would you he asked. "Take Ota composition of Ihe present WHA league. "They have put teams in six o( the seven cities where we are operating. Thai's not a merger situation." Hockey League as a 29-year-old rookie with Montreal Canadiens in 1943 and retired after seven s t a r-filled, record-shattering seasons, claiming "my nerves are all shot." In his brief career, the big, friendly giant established a host of records, winning the Ve- zina Trophy six of the seven years and being named to the first NHL all-star team six times. Ironically, the only man to break Durnan's string of Ve- zina and all-star awards was Walter (Turk) Broda of Toronto Maple Leafs, who died Oct. 17. William Ronald Durnan was born in Toronto Jan. 22, 1915, and embarked on a Softball ca- reer at the age of 16 that was to propel him into the sporting limelight long before he reached the NHL. NO ICE SENSATION He pitched with and against the outstanding players of the 1930s. Durnan starred in almost every sport in his younger days, except on the ice. An almost forgotten pair of old skates got him started in public school and led him into Hockey's Hall of Fame in 1964. He got his biggest hockey boost in 1931, helping Max Sil- verman's Sudbury Wolves to the Canadian junior hockey championship. He was ear- marked for the Leafs until a twisted knee in 1932 set his ca- reer back temporarily when To- ronto lost interest. Durnan went north again, spending four years with Kirk- land Lake Blue Devils that ter- minated in 1940" with the Allan Cup, emblematic of Canadian senior hockey champions. Montreal Royals lured Dur- nan away from the northland the following year and, in 1943, the Canadiens invited him to their training camp. His ambidextrous style, a trait learned early in his career that enabled him to use the stick in either hand, impressed the Canadiens who finally per- suaded him to turn pro at art age when most hockey players were retiring. PETS RECORD PACE Durnan was an Immediate success, becoming the first ever rookie to win the Vezina Trophy as the Canadiens swept to a Stanley Cup triumph in 1944, and he held the award for four straight first goaltender to do so. Big at 6-fool-2 and 200 pounds, and friendly to the point where he was almost too easy-going, Durnan retired many times before finally call- ing it quits for good during the 1950 playoffs. Despite lus meteoric career, he suffered many a heart ache in Montreal where the fans never let him forget the man he replaced, Paul Bibeault. When the Canadiens were fading in 1947, cries of "We want Bibeault. We want Bibeault" followed him every- where and after one dis- appointing performance against Detroit at the Forum he sug- gested to general manager Frank Selke, "You'd better get Bibeault. "It looks as Lhough I'm about through." But Durnan continued to per- form miracles in the Montreal goal and wrapped up his fourth successive Vezina Trophy. In 383 regular season games, Duman registered 34 shutouts and allowed a meagre 2.35 .goals against per outing. In 45 Jlayoff games, he had a 2.20 goals-against mark and two shutouts. During the 194W9 season, he set a modern NHL record of scoreless play, shutting out the opposition for 309 minutes and Sport of all sorts JOSEI'JISON RELEASED LOS ANGELES (AP) Vet- eran running back Leslcr Jo- sephson was released on waiv- ers by Los Angeles Rams Tues- day and immediately assigned You can. take a WHITE HORSE anywhere BnTTI.ED IN SCOTLAND winit IIORSE Bsrnuns LTD. CONTENT! an OUNCES mint, mm M mrnn nonin Distilled, ninndod and Bolllcd in Scoiland by Whilo Horso Distillers Lid., Scoilnncl bv fbn club to its ready reserve squad. CIIIPPERFIEI.D LEADS CALGARY (CP) Centre Ron Chipperfield of Brandon Wheat Kings, sidelined for about two with an eye injury, has a sLvpoint load over Tom Lysiak of Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Can- ada Hockey League scoring race- Statistics released Tuesday night give him 27 points, includ- ing a league loading 16 goals. Chippcrficld, who finished ninth over-all in the scoring race last .season, was injured last Saturday when hit in Ihe eye by n high slick during n gome against New Westminster Bruins. WON'T 1'KJIIT TORI) EDMONTON (CP) Percy Hnylcs of Jamaica, the British Commonwealth lightweight box- ing champion, !ms turned down the offer of a purse to (o advise the British Boxing Board of the refusal in the hope it can force the Jamaican lo give the Canadian champion a title rematch. CANADIANS TRAIL NEW YORK (CP) The Uiuted Slates equestrian team, winning the first two inter- national jumping events of the National Horse Show, has taken a 32-lo-i2 lead in points over the Canadian team. As the eight-day competition opened in Madison Square Gar- den Tuesday, Hie U.S. quickly moved ahead in defence of its team title wilh Kathy Kusner nipping Canadian rider Bar- hnra Simpson Kcrr, formerly of Calgary, lo win (lie nficnioon jumping event. AM WILL FIGHT BOSTON (AP) Muhammad Ali will fight Jack O'llallornn defend his title against Al Ford in a 12-rnund heavyweight bout of Edmonton. I ;1I lloslon (ir.r.'rn iVc'. 1.1, pro- Milch Kllmovc, Ford's mini- motor Sam Silvorman sail' agor, said Monday Ira 'ntcnds Tuesday, 21 seconds. The string included four successive shutouts that ended on March 9, 1949, when Gaye Stewart scored lor Chi- cago Black Hawks at of the second period. Following his retirement, Duman coached several teams including the Kitchener-Water- loo Dutchmen for almost three years. He quit that team in De- cember, 1959, because of a In- ternal squabble as the Ontario Hockey Association senior club prepared for the 1960 Winter Olympics. With the exception of a few years in Ottawa as a partner In an ill-fated hotel venture that ended in bankruptcy, Durnan's business career centred mainly on the brewing Industry. In recent years, lie confined most of his sporting interests, as did his friend Broda, (a the horse races. He Is survived by his widow, Amanda, two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Deanna) Cluff and Mrs. Brenda Batty, a .son, Bill, and one grandson. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Herron faces Henley, their goal is Schenley MONTREAL (CP) Two of the greatest offensive threats in the Canadian Football pass-catching G-arney Henley of Hamilton Tiger-Cats and little Mack Herron, the bulldozing running back from Winnipeg CARNEY HENLEY HACK HERRON Blue this year's finalists for the annual out- standing player award. Henley, used .mostly as a receiver this season by the Eastern Football Confer- ence Ticats, is in his L2th sea- son with the club. At 37, he has performed on defence and of- fence and on occasion has been inserted into the backfield as a running back. Herron, five-feet, six-inches and 200 pounds, has scored 16 touchdowns for the first-place Western Football Conference Bombers this season. Henley has eight majors to his credit this year. MADE PUBLIC Results of the final out- standing player balloting, and three other categories in the annual Canadian Schenley Awards, will be anounced in Hamilton Nov. 30, during Grey Cup week. Gerry Organ, Ottawa Rough Riders' place-kicking specialist, will be the EFC's represents' tree for the Canadian player-of- the-year award, while Jim Young, a running back and end with British Columbia Lions will represent the WFC In that category. In the lineman-of-the-year category, Jim Stillwagon, de- fensive tackle with Toronto Ar- gonauts, is the EFC representa- tive while John Helton of Cal- gary Stampeders has been Dominated in the West. The newly-created rooHe-ot- the-year category has Hamilton quarterback Chuck Ealey doing Heiidricks back BALTIMORE CAP) Balti- more Orioles announced today that they have re-acquired catcher Ellie Henricks from Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league catcher Frank Estrada. Hendricks, 31, had been with the Orioles for more than 4V4 seasons when he was dealt to battle 'with receiver Tom Catnpana of Saskatchewan Rougbriders for top honors. PLAYERS SELECTED The eight players were se- lected by 96 sportswnlers and broadcasters in the nine CFL cjties across the country. The nomination of Henley is the fifth in his career. Herron is in his second season with the Bombers. As a rookie Herron scored nine touchdowns and rushed for 900 yards. He also returned 35 kickoffs for a record yards. Organ, wilh one game left to play, has scored 121 points for Ottawa to lead the EFC scoring race by a wide margin. He has counted 26 field goals, 28 con- verts, one touchdown and nine singles. 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