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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Nov.mber 4, 1971 THE LfTHBRIDGE HERALD Bad night for goalies in Western Canada loop By TIIU CANADIAN PllliSS It was a rough night for goal- tenders Wednesday as a total of six nelinimlers let 2ti goals slip past them in the only two scheduled Western Canada Hoc- key League games. The bulk of the scoring was done at Swift Current where the hometown Broncos humbled Vancouver Nats before fans. The netminders were busier, but more successful, at Flin Flon where the Bombers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over visiting Regina Pats. Wayne Inglis led Ihc .'IB-shot Swift Current assault against goalies Jim Ban kin and Keith Delano, potting three goals, while teammates Grant Lcavins and Brian Back notch- ed two each. Broncos, who held period leads of 2-0 and 8-2, got single goals from Terry McDougall, Murray Meyers, Kelly Pratt, Cord Dillon and Vcrn McCor- mick. For Nats, who mustered 22 drives against rookie Dean Valise, it was Grant Williams with two goals and Bill Ennos. Ed Harrison, Bob Clunie and John Dzus with singles. The game also featured a rash of penalties, with Vancouv- er taking nine of 17 minors and one of the three majors, while each team was assessed a game misconduct. Swift Current also received a misconduct penalty. The win for Broncos left them in last place in the league's east division, one point behind Re- gina, while Vancouver is in the same position in the west, a sin- gle point back of Victoria Cou- gars. At Flin Flon. about fans watched as an over-worked Roger Swanson put on a spec- tacular show in the Flin Flon net stopping 46 of the 50 shot Regina took at him. At the other end of the ice th Pats used two goaltenders in a attempt to stop the Bomber scoring thrust. Bernie Ger- maine, who started, and Ed Staniowski, who relieved him mid-way through the second period, faced a total of 49 shots Captain Elaine Stoughton wa: the scoring star for Flin Flon tallying three times, once inti an empty net with nine seconds remaining in the game. Don Morrison, Jim Carter anc Dennis Polonich were Flin Flon's other marksmen in the close, hard-fought game, while Dwight Bialowas, Mike Wan chuk, Clark Gillies and Scot Smith replied for Pats. The teams were tied 2-2 aftci the first period but Regina forged ahead 4-3 by the middle of the second before Bombers came back with two goals to take a 5-4 lead into the final 20 minutes. The win for Bombers, coming after a disastrous 0-5 road trip, left them in third place in the east, two points behind league- leading Brandon Wheat Kings. Bombers, however, have played at least five more games than any other team in its division. Pats Bombers have a re- turn match in Flin Flon tonight, while in other games Victoria is at Brandon and Calgary plays in New Westminster. SULLY SAYS Pat Sullivan -By BOYS' AND GIRLS' SKATE EXCHANGE Our Used Skates Are SHARPENED SHINED NEW LACES SANITIZED PAIR APPROX......9m EQUIPMENT BY COOPER AND C.C.M. WE Will TAKE YOUR OtD HOCKEY EQUIPMENT ON TRADE C.C.M, HOCKEY HELMETS Adjustable for all sizes. Reg. 3.95 SPECIAL 2.79 CIIARGEX BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3221 Open Thurs. Fri. Till 9 p.m. "Serving South Alberta foi over 30 years." I ill. I I feel rather sorry for Edmonton liskimo support- ers. In the last three weeks of the Canadian r-ootball League they certainly looked like the best club in the west. 1 realize thai they had nothing to lose, but just the same they played the role of spoiler to perfec- tion and saved likeable Ray Jauch's job. It's rather ironic, this time around, that Hie coach of the year from last season didn't get his club into the playoffs. And down east the defending Grey Cup champions, the Montreal Alouettes, are also on the outside looking in. Eskimos, ignoring the fact they were as loose as the proverbial goose in the latter stages of the sched- ule, chalked up five impressive victories. All of them came against contenders for Canada's top football prize. Big deal, you may say, but they still gave every indication that they will be a club to be reckoned with next time around. It seems difficult lo believe the Calgary Stamp- eders had to literally back into top spot in the west. How could a club, which at the halfway mark had 8-1 record, lailspin so severely that they needed help from a club out of contention to earn first place? First place in the west is, regardless of what some people think, a key factor, if only because it fives the first-place finisher a few days' extra rest. Injuries play a major role in a club's chances in post-season play, and aching bones respond to rest nearly as well as trealmenl and we both know the Stampeders need the rest. In the last Calgary outing, the Cowboys looked anything but impressive. They looked more like they had just started training camp than having just fin- ished a 16-game schedule. They are not purring on all eight as they did earlier in the season, and that's the understalement of the month. As far as the playoff Saturday between Saskat- chewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers goes, I still think Saskatchewan has the best club in the west at present. They reached a peak with just overhalf the sea- son left, and although they didn't look that good against the Eskimos Sunday they should knock off Winnipeg in the sudden-death semi-final. Bombers have been exciting with Don Jonas leading the way, but their defence is anything but a powerhouse. They put points on the board in light- ning-like fashion bul give Ihem up at an almost sim- ilar rate. The nod from this corner goes to Ron Lancaster and the green and white from Taylor Field, if for no other reason than they are loaded with playoff experience. In the east Toronto Argonauts went out recruiting with their purses bulging, and came up with a whale of a ball club. They have the bye into the final and will watcli Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Rough Riders batlle it out Sunday. The survivor of the Ti- Cal-Roughie straggle will have to be healthy if they want a berth in the Grey Cup, Argos are rested and champing at the bit for a trip lo Vancouver Nov. 28. 1 don't think the Ti-Cats can get past the Rough Riders. It's been uphill all the way for both clubs but the loss of Joe Zuger was a severe blow to the Tabbies. Rough Riders, on the other, were all bul counted out some weeks ago but have now come to life. They're a scrappy outfit made up, for a good part, of leftovers from other clubs, bul they have a lot of pride and momentum going for them. I'm certainly happy 1 didn't ask this question. When a sportswfitcr referred to the object Minnesota Viking defensive end Carl Eller was carrying as a the six-foot-six, 250-pound strongman turned and growled, "it's an outside wallet and don't you forget it." Second straight title for Esks tUCKY THIRTEEN Montreal Canadiens' Frank Mahovlich fires a shot past St. Louis nelminder Ernie Wakely to score his thirteenth goal of the season. Action took place Wednesday evening as the Canadiens belled Golden Seals keep string going the Blues 5-1. Behind Mar Bordeleau Blues' Corl Brewer (2) and Christie 19G7 expansion draft to the then Oakland Seals. The 6-foot-4 coast, during which the Seals t ond. 215-pounder also with the nickname MONTREAL 5 ST. LOUIS 1 First Period 1. Montreal, F. Ma- hovlich 13 (Lemsire. Lapointe) Renames Sabourin Lafieur Unger Picard Second Period 2. Montreal, Le- taire 2, 3. Montreal, Lapointe .1 {Lemaire, Tremblav) A. St. Louis, Cerr 3 (Lorenlz, Picard) Penalties Harper P. Mahov- "Cfi Third Period S- Montreal. I -nse 3, 6. Montreal, Roberto When the Hawks traded goalie Gerry Dcsjardins and forwards Gerry Pinder and Kerry Bond to California cariy this season for Smith, Chicago general j manager Tommy Ivan said; -'We think Gary Smith is a great goaHender.'' time while .-rise o, IF. Mahovlich, Harper) Penalty H 13 10 17 Pe aside team-mates Pat Shots on goal by St. Louis..... Montreal..... CHICAGO 3 PHILADELPHIA 0 First Period No scoring, ally Drown Second Period 1. Chicago, plcton 2 2. Chicago, Jsr (R. Hull, MagnusonJ 3. cago, Pappin 7 Penalties Sia- pletcn Hughes Third Period No scoring, ties Foiey Maonuson, minors, majors Gamble Shots on goal by Philadelphia...... 4 H Chicago 12 10 14-36 MINNESOTA TORONTO 1 F'rst Period scoring. Penal- tier- Ley Sillier Grant Second Period 1. Toronto, Herri- son A (Sittler, Trottier) 2. Min- nesota, Gibbs 1 (Harris) Pen- alties Orouin Sellwood Third Period 3. Minnesota, Nan- ne 4 (Prentice, Mohns) Penal- ties Harrison Nartnc Shots on goal by Minnesota......... Toronto S CALIFORNIA S PITTSBURGH 3 First Period 1. Pittsburgh, Polls 4 (Apps) I. California Shechan 9 {Redmond, Vadnais) Penal- ljes_Apps Hicke Second Period-3. Pittsburgh, i.ei- ter 3 (Edestrand. woytowich) 4. California, Ferguson 6 (McKechnie, Redmond) Penalties Shymr Polls AppS Pinder Third Period 5. Pittsburgh, Kan- 2 (Hextall) ft. Califor- nia, Webster 3 (Redmond, Pinder) 3-31- 7 California, J. Johnson 2 8 California, Shmyr I Penst- tics woy'owich, Watson Redmond Shots on goal by Pittsburgh 10 H 7_33 California I U 15-39 NEW YORK 7 LOS ANGELES 1 First Period L Los Angeles. Backstrom 3 (Curtis) Penalties Pulford Irvine give him all the support needed. Lou Nannc provided the hometown North Stars with their margin of victory at of the third period when he an- gled a shot past Toronto goalie Bernie Parent, The teams played a scoreless enai- first period before Toronto's Foiey j Hy IAN MacLAlNE Canadian Press Staff Writer Gary Smith used to delight National Hockey League crowds was tagged with the nickname i by skating with the puck out of bu.1.Ulis had( nothmg 1 image" remained untainted de- ,Is goallender's crease past the l the enormous number of The Jelled a law ban-1 a opposition from scoring. And: now its Chicago Black Hawks, who acquired Smith from Call- CinrHMavifJC fornia Golden Seals this year, I O UllULlaL who are delighted. The 27-year-old Ottawa na- tive, who rode the bench early .his year while the Hawks and Seals' resolved legal problems developing from the trade, turned in his first shutout of the year Wednesday night as Chi- cago blanked Philadelphia Flyers 3-0. The win kept the Hawks a jump ahead of Minnesota North Stars in the West Division race after the Stars clipped Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1. MAHOVLICH HAS 13 In oilier games, Frank Ma- hovlich's 13th goal of the cam- paign launched Montreal Cana- diens toward a 5-1 win over SI. Louis Blues, New York Rangers drubbed Los Angeles Kings 7-1 and California Golden Seals took Pittsburgh Penguins Tonight Boston Bruins enter- tain St. Louis and Buffalo Sabres visit Detroit Red Wings. Smith, son of Des Smith, for- mer NHL dcfenceman. has al- lowed only eight goals in five games with the Hawks. He has played 260 minutes since being reactivated and now has a goals-against average of slightly more than two a game. Smith developed a penchant for roaming out of his crease during his junior days in the Leaf organization and his unor- thodox play probably was the reason Toronto let him go in the Los Angeles gets Vachon MONTREAL (CP) Mont- real Canadiens of the National Hockey League announce d today'they have traded goal- tender Rogatien Vachon lo Los Angeles Kings for four players and "other considerations." In exchange for Vachon Ihc i Canadiens received goalie Denis j DeJordy, defenccmcn Dale llo- j cansnn'and Noel Price, and ul.il- y forward Doug Robinson. Dc.Jordy and Hoganson After four seasons on the Gibbs traded goals in the sec-t Frank Mahovlich. who started the Canadiens rolling with his Minnesota goalie Gump first-period score before survived a late-game Leaf! mate Jacques Lemaire and de- revival to remain undefeated j fenceman Guy Lapointe added this season, winning four and; to the totals, was in Ottawa tying two while giving up measly 1.71 goals a game. STAY'CLOSE today with his brother and team-mate, Peter, and then- wives lor a reception given by Montreal's win at home.' Yugoslav President Marshal) which kept them within two i Tito, points of New York, spoiled the The Mahovlicb.s. of Croatian are Canadian-born bul i their parents emigrated from meet-j the counlrv more than 40 ing for Montreal coach Scotty i years ago and settled in the coaching debut of St. Louis coach Bill McCreary. It also marked the firs Bowman against the team he i ,.am Northern Ontario mining centre coached from early in the 1967 suinii is making Ivan's pre-! expansion year unlil last sea-: of Timmms. diction stand up. Wednesday son. i Ted Irvine, traded by Los An- night he had a relatively easy j The Rangers haven't been dc-; to New York two years turning aside 21 feated in their last nine games j supported Ranger C1onln_ it Ti'Gp Mintv covnnth TVin mine Staple-j and it was their seventh win ton, Doug JaiTctt and Jim Pap- against one loss and four ties pin scored within a span of five minutes in the second period to goali Gilles Villemure's 23 saves with OPPORTUNITY Leading Lelhbridge Men's Wear Store requires bright, neat appearing young man. An excellent opportunity. Reply in own handwriting stating oge, experience and other information to: Box 30, The lethbridge Herald The Eskimos went the scoring Lit.li ed and cruised to their second straight Lcthbridge Minor Football League pennant title this season. With a 12-0 record the Eski- mos earned a bye into the -ith Ic with report In ilv Canadiens in Monl- cliampionship final which is set for noxt week. immediately. Robinson will Seco Period 7. New York, Ir- vne MacGreoor, Park) 3. New York MacC-retior (Irvine, Rous- seau) New'Ycrk. Hadfield 9 [Gilbert, Ratcllc) Penalties, HadHcW TKacZuk Flett Period 5 New YorK. Ir- vine 2 (Rousseau) 6. Nrw York, ParV 1 Hadfieldi 7 New DoMarco 1 Uarry, Neil- son) S. New York, Egcrr, 1 (RatniiP) Penalties Seil report to 12-iC- ficid Sc I n-sicr anvt 13 i! by ilinn maior 13: in, Hed- a big margin as he racked upland Konmsuii leyuM iu bnois on go.n uy 2.31 points on 37 touchdowns and Nova Scotia Voyageurs of Ihc nine converts in the 12 games. American Hockey League.______! Aiiendar.cc-7.i67. The Eskimos picked up the first three spots in the scor- ing race as Mark Baldry came 11 in second wilh 00 points on 1.. touchdowns while Bruce Quick The second place Lions and received 67 poinl.s on II nia- the third place finishing Bomb- Jors and one convert. ITS will meet in file sudden- I" lonighl's spmi-fm.il adion (lenth semi final loniglil. the Lions and the Bombers will The LioiK finished the year off at 7 p.m. at llen- witli 12 points while the Bomb- demon ers followed close behind with II. Fourth spot went to the Slam- peders with seven points while Ihc hollom rung of Ihc ladder went lo the first year St. Mary's Bloods who failed lo win a game. SCORING LEADERS TD Rick Collier. Eikj. 3 Mark Daldry, Esks 1 rsrucp Quick, 11 Anndo Vliinl. Horn Tracy Gcolpr, Usks Groq Martin, Lions Bruce Smith, Slnnipr. Redman s con Pq Pis 090 731 0 0 n 0 1 0 U V Mikfi BoychucK. L Rick Collier of the Eskimos I Jerry Arcshcnkn, L S I n Mi I 0 .10 MOTO SKI Tougbr 7 Ways FROM Prebco Recreation Vehicles 600 4lh Ave. N. IETHBRIDGE MINI PRICED PORTABLE REC.7- FITS POCKET or PURSE Sound wherever you go with this (rttrocHrely styled 6-transistor AM portable rodio. Complete with earphone, carrying strop ond batteries. 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