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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wings earn sixth straight home ice victory Canadiens return to runner-up spot By LLOYD JOHNSTON Staff Writer Two teams in the Eastern Division of the National Hockey League each won twice on the but a victory in a single game was enough .to keep the bustling Boston Bruins seven points ahead of their closest pursuer. Montreal Canadiens -com- bined a 6-4 victory over Chicago Black Hawks Sunday with a 5-2 triumph over Pitt- sburgh Penguins Saturday to move into second place behind which beat Los Angeles Kings 3-1. New York Rangers clubbed Vancouver Canucks. 5-0 Sun- after tying the Kings 5-5 Saturday and they slipped into third one point back of the Canadiens. Detroit Red Wings con- tinued to prosper under freshman coach Alex edging California Golden Seals 3-2 Sunday. They trimmed New York Islanders 6-4 Saturday. The who days ago appeared headed for have won seven in nine games since Delvecchio took over Nov. 7 and they are now a mere four points back of fourth-place Toronto Maple who lost 3-1 to Chicago Saturday. Detroit's close win Sunday was the sixth in a row on home ice and it tied them with the Cherry Hill Knights9 home opener a successful one with a 3-1 win A fet A Aftit dJ U _ ...__. _ By The CANADIAN PRESS New York Golden Blades are alive and well in Cherry N J. temporarily. Cherry Hill arena is not a major facility and the team playing here is just a temporary said World Hockey Association president Dennis Murphy Sun- day after the now call- ed the Jersey made a successful debut in their new quarters with a 3-1 victory over Quebec Nordiques. A crowd of saw the Knights playing for the first time since their exodus from New York City's Madison Square Garden. want to evaluate all the possibilities said Murphy. seem to be two options. we hope a group of businessmen from the Cherry Hill area will come forward and take the team over and build a major facility. other option is to sell the franchise to another AEROS WIN TWICE In other games Minnesota Fighting Saints defeated Winnipeg Jets Houston Aeros nipped Ed- monton Oilers 2-1 and Toronto Toros topped Vancouver Blazers 3-2. In Saturday's Houston upset Chicago Cougars 5-3 and Cleveland Crusaders beat the Toros 2-1. Houston's double victory elevated the Aeros to a second place tie with the Saints in the West just five points back of the who have lost three in a row. Locals fare well Members of the Lethbridge YMCA and University of Lethbridge Judo Clubs fared well in the annual Edmonton Jasper Place Invitational Judo Tournament over the weekend. Among the six local Helen Dikun was the only Lethbridge gal to cart away a division title. The youngster picked up first place in the girls' under 90 IDS. championship title. Other winners included Brett Neil Wayen Scott Tanner and Gary Kay. Second places finishes went to local jodokas Darren Blaine Jake Greg Wheeler and Phil Illingworth. Wheeler lost to Tay Teruya of Calgary in the lightweight division while Illingworth suf- fered a defeat by the hands of Ron Powell of Edmonton in the middleweight classifi- cation. Ed who spent some time in the minor leagues earlier in the scored the winning goal for Houston Sunday early in the third period. The Toros needed a sudden- death overtime goal by Gavin Kirk at the mark to take the decision from the who saw a five-game winning streak and a two game per- sonal winning streak for new coach Andy Bathgate snapped. was my favorite overtime goal in two seasons and it just couldn't have come at a-better said Kirk. Wayne Carleton did all the work setting it up and I just happened to be in the right place at the right BATHGATE TO SKATE Bathgate said he planned to start working out with the Blazers but said he had no notion of attempting a come-back. I can skate myself into shape I think I can teach my players a little said Rick Cassatta wins big one the former NHL star. The still lingering in fifth place in the East Division despite the were hard hit by injuries in Saturday's contest. Steve King suffered a serious back injury when he crashed into the boards early in the second period. He will be lost to the club for at least three weeks. Left-winger Jack Gibson was also hurt in a similar ac- cident. He was knocked un- conscious and had to remain in a Cleveland hospital over- night. In Toros lost right- winger Guy Trottier with a knee injury and another Rick Sentes came off the ice limping. By STUART LAKE TORONTO Quarter- back Rick the man on the spot in Sunday's Grey Cup was perhaps the happiest Rough Rider of them all in the Ottawa dressing room. The experts said the Riders could beat Edmonton Eskimos by four points with Jerry they made Riders one-point favorites with Cassata at the controls. Did it bother not a Cassata said. knew the defence would do their part and I wanted to show them early we would do Cassata said he made that point when he passed 38 yards to Rhome Nixon for Ottawa's first touchdown. Fullback Jim the fullback who got Ottawa's sec- ond said it's nonsense to say we have no confidence in Rick follow him just as far as we would follow said Evenson. Coach Jack who sav- ed Cassata's job for him early in the season when Riders hit a four-game losing told my kind of guy. He plays a physical game. He reminds me of Joe Kapp.'' Gotta said he gave no special instructions to Cassata. like to give our quar- terbacks as free a hand as But Gotta said he spoke to Cassata after the quarterback threw an interception when Riders were deep in the Ed- monton end in the first quar- terback. I thought he hadn't thrown the ball with any authority and I he might have run the ball. I'd like to have come out of there with at least three said Gotta. hope you writers will stop picking on him said Gotta. Cassata also gave an assist to who was on the sidelines but in no condition to play. knew I had to go all the way and I didn't want to run too Cassata said. was talking to me on the sidelines and said Cassata. Keeling goes for surgery on his knee Wednesday and Cas- sata expects to be in the hospi- tal soon after for an arm oper- ation. Lineman Charlie who played both ways and was named the game's outstanding said just fabu- lous the kind of award you'd like to break in 12 pieces. All the guys deserve Linebacker Jerry who helped turn the game around when he collared Ed- monton quarterback Tim Wil- kinson in the first quarter and forced him to retire until late in the said he didn't get a real good crack at Wilkin- son. just got him around the said Campbell. ARE GOOD FRIENDS and I are good friends but when he is running on the football he's fair said one of the eight Riders who played in Ottawa's last Grey Cup win in 1969 against Saskatchewan. Gotta said he felt things were going Ottawa's way when Riders began getting at Edmonton quarterbacks. Riders started the second half leading 12-10 and Gotta said he wanted more points fast. Evenson ran for his touchdown and busted through five guys doing I thought we took over the game said Gotta. was the turn-around Short sport MOROCCO ALIVE Morocco Morocco kept alive its slim hope of reaching the 1974 World Cup soccer beating Zambia 2-0 in an African Zone qualifying match Sunday The result means the Moroccans can still advance if they beat the third member of the in both their meetings next month. But with two wins over Zmabia appears strong enough to clinch a berth to West Germany when it meets its north African rival in Kinshasa on Dec. 9. HICKERSON WILL RETIRE CLEVELAND Guard Gene a 16 year veteran of pro has decided to retirre at the end of the National Football League Cleveland Browns announced Saturday night. He joined the Browns in 1958 after being drafted from Mississippi as a future choice a year earlier DRYSDALE PICKED South Africa Cliff Drysdale heads the five man South African Davis Cup tennis team named Saturday to com- pete Dec 14-16 against Brazil. Others selected were Bob Ray Frew McMillan and Byron Bertram GODMAN TRIUMPHS CHICAGO Jim Godman of who kicked off the event with a 279 game and held the lead throughout the took first place Saturday in the world open bowling tournament. He won Cassata and the Grey Cup Ottawa Rough Rider quarterback Rick Cassata beams as he helps captain Moe Racine hold the Grey Cup in the Ottawa dressing room Sunday follow- ing their 22-18 victory over Edmonton Eskimos. slumping Buffalo who lost 4-3 Sunday to Atlanta Flames. The Atlanta team shares second place in the West with the Black three points behind Philadelphia who beat St. Louis Blues 1-0 Saturday. In the only other Saturday Minnesota North Stars defeated the Golden Seals 6-3. While the Bruins manufac- tured their eighth consecutive victory over a weak Rangers and Red Wings nude the most significant advances. Nick Detroit's spar- kplug sank the winning goal his Uth goal of the season and his fourth game winning score. Ed Giacomin got his fourth shutout of the season and the 48th of his to surpass the Ranger mark of 47 credited to Davey Kerr in the mid-Ms and early 40s. Ken Hodge struck for his 15th and 16Ui both on power and Phil Esposito earned three but Boston coach Bep Guidolin wasn't satisfied. weren't skating our he said. had a day off scheduled for but now I think we'll have a full Two third-period goals by Peter Mahovlich helped the Canadiens hand the Chihawks their first home loss of the season and first in their last 10 games. can't explain a night like said Chicago defenceman Phil who saw Mahovlich steal the puck off his stick for the winning goal. just couldn't do a thing right and I can't blame anybody but SUNDAY California 2 at Detroit 3 Libett. Atlanta 4 at Buffalo 3 But-. Dud- ley. Vancouver 0 at NY Rangers 5 Had- MacGregor. Los Angeles 1 Boston 3 Los Hodge. Montreal 6 at Chicago 4 Montreal-P Mahovlich Mikita SATURDAY Los Angeles 5 at NY Rangers 5 Los MacGre- gor 2. Montreal 5 at Pittsburgh 2 Apps. Philadelphia 1 at St. Louis II California 3 at Minnesota 6 Pat- J. Min-. Feather- Nor- Hextall. NY Islanders 4 at Detroit St Detroit-Collins Redmond. Chicago 3 at Toronto 1 Cougars place second GRAND B.C. The Lethbridge Catholic Central Cougars came up with a cold hand in their second game of the Grand Forks Invitational Boys' Basketball Tournament over the weekend and had to settle for second best. Four teams took part in the two-day round-robin event which featured teams from Grand Forks and Lethbridge. Penticton captured the an- nual affair with a 3-0 record while Lethbridge placed se- cond with two wins and a loss Host Grand Forks followed in third with a 1-2 standing and winless TraH finished fourth. In play CCHS Cougars suffered their only loss in the two days as they dropped a 65-50 decision to Penticton. Andy Beaudin led the Cougars' attack with 25 points. The Cougars scored their final win of the tourney Satur- day night by blasting trail 92- 50 Beaudin was once again the top scorer for the Cougars with 34 points while Randy Jensen and John Mackley add-' ed 14 apiece. Beaudin was named the 'tourney's most valuable player for his fine efforts while Jensen was selected to the all-tourney all-star squad. Stewart one more Bruce Stewart and his Calgary mates won yet another Rainbow Grey Cup bon- spiel Sunday at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Stewart won his first two years ago and Sunday made it two-for-three. The winners are front left to right skip Stewart and third Mel Little. left to second Bob Marshall and lead John Mayer. Stewart and his rink like it here in town By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Many people spend most of their lives seeking the elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow But for Bruce Stewart and his Calgary they need only jour- ney to Grey Cup week. Stewart's four- spends just three days at the Lethbridge Curling Club and picks up its share of the Rainbow Grey Cup Bonspiel prize money and heads home. was tougher this time said Stewart Sunday evening after he and his quar- tet had defeated Gary also of Calgary 7-5 in the primary final of the three- day event. along with third Mel second Bob Marshall and lead John Mayer had to come from the B divi- sion to oust Tronnes. Stewart won his first game Friday but lost to Lloyd Kanewischer in the second draw and it was up- hill all the way. Heading into Sunday's 10- end final Stewart had a 6-1 slate while Tronnes was 5-0. The consolation honors went to Terry Lyon of Pincher Creek as he won an eight end decision'over Scott Henderson of Lethbridge in the final. Last year's bonspiel Lawrence Lennon of the finished well back of the leaders. should see about a donation for the Curling Club from joked Henderson when it was all over In three years of the Grey Cup event Stewart and his foursome have chalked up nearly in prize money. In his march to the first prize of Stewart got past Les Rowland of Calgary in the semi-final after dropp- ing Calgarian Frank Bailey in the quarter-final. who found it hard to smile after missing out on the first place stopped Mel Jordan of Vulcan to reach the final. He had earlier down- .ed Don Moleski of Calgary. In the Stewart was never headed as he ran up a 4- 2 lead after five ends. He led 7-4 going home but had his anxious moments. with last was laying one and had the chance for the tie but needed an ex- tremely delicate shot to do so. Stewart had second shot rock with Tronne third. The youthful Tronne attempted to tap his shot rock nudging Stewart from the circle and forcing an extra end. His shot was just too firm and Stewart was the victor. In the consolation Lyon simply ran away from a tired Henderson foursome a one-time schoolboy PLATEAU REACHED NEW YORK Referee Richie Powers received a rare standing ova- tion and the game ball during the weekend when he of- ficiated in his National Basketball Association game. He refereed Los Angeles Lakers' 102-100 victory over Cleveland in Los Angeles. The only other NBA referee to reach the game mark. Mendy officiated his game on Get 28 champ in the grabbed a 5-1 lead and for all and it was all over. Henderson conceded in the eighth. In reaching the consolation worth Lyon richer Gary Tronnes of Cal- gary and his rink won sec- ond prize of Sunday. The runners-up from the skip third Stu second Dallas Paget and lead Perry Seitz. dumped Elwood Sawby of Calgary in the semi-final after ousting Medicine Hat's Tom Flanagan. on the other sidelined Don Tillotson of the host club and Ken Blaney of Vauxhall. Huskies worthy of Cup TORONTO Ross Brooks leaned on a table shortly after he and his McGill Redmen team-mates lost the Canadian college football championship on the rain- soaked artificial turf at CNE Stadium Saturday. Defeat was not easy to accept after the Redmen had rolled to a 6-0 record in regular season play and had won two playoff games to ad- vance to the College Bowl against St. Mary's who became the first Atlantic conference team to win the Vanier Cup that goes with the championship. good season we had doesn't really mean anything said Brooks along with the Huskies' Ken was named all-Canadian flan- ker. a 100-per-cent jubilation for the winners and the losers just have a bad feeling. After you lose a game like that it's tough to go home because you haven't won the big one I'll feel better next but right now I feel The Redmen gambled on a third-and-two situation at the St. Mary's 11-yard line with about 10 minutes to go in the game. Rather than go for a field Redmen coach Charlie Baillie decided to run against the tough Huskies' line. Running back Don who scored McGill's TD in the third was stopped cold for no gain and the Redmen never threatened again. Later in the the Huskies tried a third-down gamble from the McGill three but they were ahead. felt if we didn't make it would put them in a said Huskies' coach Al Keith. would have to take over on the three and go 107 yards for a touchdown we had kicked the field they would have gotten the ball on their 35 and have a good opportunity to move the ball around. don't know what I would have done in his situation. I don't know his but I do know he has a fairly good thought if we got the it would have given us a healthy said Baillie. STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION p.m. N.A. Title AtlM vt Morowtkl TtM MtelMl Martel 5 Big ;