Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Octob.r 50, 1972 THE IE1HBRIDGE HERAID 13 Defence holds up for league leaders Sabres remain unbeaten, blank Canucks By THE CANADIAN TRESS One thing standing in tire way of Buffalo Sabres and a playoff berth In the National Hockey League the last two seasons has been R porous defence. Lust year they had big Gil Perreault and Hick Martin racking up goals and points and little Roger Crozier performing superbly under less than ideal conditions. New coach Joe Crozier pre- scribed tire right formula this year, stressing defence by ac- general man- ager Punch Imlach's manipula- Tim Horton nnd Jim Schocnfeld, six-foot-two and 200 pounds, in the junior a little versatility up front, licne Robert, a two-way performer, has been a regular with Perreault and Martin and the Sabres have emerged as a draft. To add seriou.1 playoff threat in only their third year. Thursday night ttiey climbed to the top of the Hast Division for the first time, thumping Vancouver Canucks 6-0 in the only scheduled game to stretch their unbeaten string to five wins and a tie. Crusaders loin fifth straight Nationals enter win circle By IAN Canadian Press Staff Writer Doug Michel's Ottawa Nation- als could never be accused of not being able to score. The trouble is, in their first tliree o r 1 d Hockey Association games, the opposition proved even more prolific. The Nats finally put it to- gether for coach Billy Harris Thursday night and thrashed visiiing Chicago Cougars 6-2 in a relatively tumo inter-division game. It was the first win of the season for Ottawa against three earlier setbacks. They've scored 21 goals, co-leacters in (lie department with New York Raiders. Their average of G.2 goals a game, however, was offset by a horrendous defensive mark In which they have allowed a league-leading 24 goals. Elsewhere Thursday, Cleve- land Crusaders stretched their win siring to five with a 3-1 win over the Raiders, Houston Aeros dumped Minnesota Fight- ing Saints 5-1, Quebec Les Nor- cliques nudged New England Whalers 4-3 and Los Angeles Sharks handed Philadelphia Jlazers their oss, 4-2. Knudson sharing in lead third straight The Blazers move Into Ed- monton tonight against Alberta Oilers and Winnipeg Jets enter- in Minnesota in the only two scheduled games. Ron Climie, with two, Wayne Carleton, John Donnelly, Tom Martin and Guy Trottier tallied for Ottawa in front of only in the Civic Centre. Rosaire Paiement and Jim Pro- ceviat scored for the Cougars, Tonight's only meeting has Pliiladelphia Flyers in Oakland against California Golden Seals. Perreault, Martin and Robert picked up 10 scoring points against Vancouver. Perreault scored after only 34 seconds of play unassisted then added three assists. He moved into the NHL scoring lead with 12 points. Martin, last year's record-set- ting rookie with 44 goals and 74 points, had two goals and Rob- ert had a goal and three as- sists. Roger Crozier registered his first shutout of the season by turning aside 32 Canucks shots. Imlach claimed in 1970, the Sabres' first year, Buffalo would be the first expansion club to win the Stanley Cup. He held the dual role of coach-gen- eral manager until mid-way into last season when he suf- fered a heart attack. Crozier came on to coach and during Buffalo's training camp expressed optimism that per- haps the Sabres were ready. "It all depends on how. our kids turn out and I'm not writ- ing them Crozier said. 'PHE VARIOUS IRRIGATION companies located throughout southern Alberta will have all their canals and ditches closed for another season by this weekend. Tuesday the fish and wildlife division, will start issuing free permits to anyone interested. The permit system was instituted many years ago In an effort to distribute as evenly as possible the scores of lake whilefish that have been trapped in the receding waters and the many potholes ill the right- of-ways. The free fishing through the use nets, pitch- forks or other handy equipment will probably continue until freeze-up. Anglers are reminded that ice in the ditch-waters will be thin until well into November. FISHERMEN WILL be allowed 25 fish per day. IS'o regular angling licence will be" required for this type of fishing. However, officers will be in the field checking anglers. The whitetish open angling area nuis from the St. Mary Dam on the west through to east Medicine Hal on the east. The Letbbridge Northern Irrigation System and Eastern Irrigation District will also be open. It should lake the water in each canal about a week to recede from Ihe source to the mouth. THE EARLY OCTOBER cold snap and blustery weather pushed thousands of black ducks down from the breeding grounds in the north. Many of the birds are still around creating some of the very best shooting this part of the country has had in years. So much so, in. fact, Ducks Unlimited says, that scores of hunters were caught unawares. In the south country, many of the deep irrigation reservoirs are open and holding the birds. This is being accompanied by hot weather dur- ing the day. In a few instances, especially around the water impoundments, there are many green, grassy areas. Some major flights are still expected along the major flyways. At the same time, unseasonably cold weather and rough storms are steadily pushing the geese southward. Mallards, for the most part, continue to remain in the south, but there is a significant increase in numbers almost daily. The various species of wild waterfowl head for the warmer climates of the South right behind a sud- den cold snap in the south. This has not happened this vear. RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENTS LETHBRIDGE NAPA, Calif. fCP-AM j George Knurlson, recognizeable I by the ever-present dark sun- glasses despite dull, overcast skies, shared the lead with vet- eran Arnold Palmer going into today's second round of the Kaiser International open golf tournament. The touring Toronto pro car- ded a five under par to take a one stroke lead with Palmer over Grier Jones. An- other stroke back at 68 were Jim Wiechers, Bob Smith, Bobby Mitchell and Buddy Al- lin. While Knudson was at the head of the pack, another To- ronto pro, Gary Bowerman, was at the other end after dis- appointing nines of 43 and 37 for an 80 total. The low half of the field after today's 18 holes s u r v i v e for championship rounds Saturday and Sunday. Knudson didn't miss a fair- way in his near perfect round, hit every green and (Jidn'l make a bogey. He had birdie putts of 25 and 40 feet, two otli- ers in the 10-to 12-foot rangi and crisp Iron shots left him two othe-s from about five feet Jack Nicklaus, a heavy favor ite to cop the first place prize money to become the firs golfer ever to gross more thar in a single season o the PGA tour, was one of abou 2 dozen at 69. Gene Littler, the 42-year- ol veteran playing his first tourna ment on the U.S. tour since un (tevgoing a cancer operation fired a solid 71, the same defending Kaiser champio Billy Casper. Meanwhile pro golfer Jan Elalcek of Portsmouth, N.H. took a courtroom bogey Thurs- day as a Berks County jury ruied against her in a damage suit she had lodged. Miss Blalock claimed her en- try into the tonr was set back a year when she was struck in the fact by a piece of flint flung by a rotary lawn mower as she drove past a farm at nearby FlecUvood, Pa. in July Sir? said l.te flint puffed up j her eye and s a p p e H. lior strength even though ivon I the New England Amateur two Liter, The jury ruled, however, there was no'liing negligent in I the way the K c r m i t Sehlcgel family was operating tha mower, Miss Blalotk is leading inon year among Hie winless in four season-opening games. Skip Krake's goal at of the second period in New York broke up a 1-1 tie set up by Cleveland's TUch Pumple and Norm Ferguson of New York. Krakc then nailed down the victory for goaltender Gerry Checvers when he set Garry irrctt in the clear for the in- urance tally late in the game efore fans. Gord Labossiere sent ouston fans home satisfied ith his first three-goal game f the season. Duke Harris cored the other two Aeros' oals while Mike Antonivich roke Houston goalie Don IcLeod's shutout In the second >eriod to narrow the score to 2- "We have some real, good kids. "They may not be quite ready, but we'll find this out. In addition to Horton and Schoenfeld, new faces in the Buffalo lineup include defen- ceman Larry Carriere, a 6-foot- 1 J90-pounder from Montreal's Loyola College. Crozier, meanwhile, like his ong-time buddy Imlach, contin- ues to stress hard work and discipline as the key to a suc- cessful team. "Hockey players have to be lold what to do and they have Lo be shown how to do it. They have more respect for a coach with a discipline factor than for an easy-going guy who lets them, get sway with every- thing." JECLERS SCORES lienald Leclerc's consecutive pals in the third period cli- laxed Les Nordiques" come- rom-behind win before at Boston. His second goal, vith Whalers' Rick Jordan in he penalty box, was the win- ner. Lary Pleau of the Whalers and Jean Guy Gendron of Quebec exchanged second pe- UP FOR GRABS Gil Perreault of the Buffalo Sobres reaches up to grab a (res puck during National Hockey League game in Buffalo Thursday. PerreauU picked up four pcinls as the Sabres remained unbealen with a 6-0 win over Vancouver Canucki. (AP Wirephoto) riod goals after a scoreless first jeriod. Rick Ley and Tom Web- ster put New England up 3-1 Before Bob Guindon launched the Nordiques1 comeback at The Sharks opened a 3-0 lead after two periods on goa's bv Gary Veneruzzo, Bill Young .nd Veneruzzo again in the fight-marred contest at Los An- geles Sports Arena before Michel Plante and Danny Lawson sandwiched Los Ange- les' third-period goal by Bart Crashley to move into a first- place tie in the West with Al- beria. The Sharks are 3-1, Al- berta 3-2. BUFFALO I, VANCOUVER t First Period 1. Buffalo, Perreault 4, 2. Buffalo MarHn 3 (Perreaulf, Roberl) RenaMies Deadmarsh Tannahill Luce Second Period 3. Bulfalo, Atkin- son 3 (Robert, Hillman) 4.. Buf- falo, Marlin 4 fPerreaull, Robert) Penalties Hargreavej Carriers Mickey Har- Breaves Third Pericd 5. Buffalo, Ramsay 2, 6. Buffalo, Robert 3 (Per- reauir, Mori Pervalries Mickey Boddy Schoenfelf mfljors shds en goal by Buffalo 10 9 Vancouver Pennnnl iviuners decided tonight Bulldogs entertain Rams The final outcome of t h e Rams meet at the Hendersonjaffairgelsunderwayat8p.nl. west division standings in the ball park. 1972 Southern Alberta High School Football League season will be decided tonight when the Winston Churchill Bulldogs and I Letlibridge Collegiate Institute ey-winner woman golfers. Calgarians edge Falcons CALGAHY (CO Calgarj Janucks' Slu YmmRcr drille; lome a goal at of over imc Thursday to give the Ca j nucks n 5-1 Alhcrta ..'imiur 1: lockcv league trinnipli Dnimhollpr I'alcons. j Oilier scorers fur Calgnry dctenccman lion Irilyk, with a pair, and J. V. Kau- Tneyor and Brian Miller, singles. Dnimhcllcr marksmen Grant Ferhy, Bcmie Brian Wccker and Ken Nelson. The Canucks outjslmt Iho vis- itors 42-32 nml held a wide tcr- i-ilorial margin. Drumhcllcr nelmindcr Jack kept the Falcons in Ihe game with a quick glove hand. The win leaves Mio j three wins sncl tlnee loss- !es. Creasey was fired PINEBURST, N.C. (AP) Varren Orlick, president of the professional Golfers' Associ- ation of America, said Thurs- day Iliat Robert T. Creasey, ex- ecutive director of the PGA, liad bis ''services terminated" last Tiinsday by the PGA exec- utive ronimilU'r In rinelmrst for Ihe PGA Club Frn Championship, s.iir1- he Rl liberty lo discuss' reasons for the dis- missal. lie said Creasey had ap- j pcared before Hie executive commitlee Mice during its I mcetim; at Pinehurst earlier in i Ihf Orlick said the dismissal was approved bv 'a substantial ma- I jority' of tlie commiltee, with 1 17 of the 3fi members present. 1 Croascy. who left for ills Palm I Roach (larrleivs Fla., lirnne Wednesday, had been on the job seven years. His contract had a year (o run. i Orlick said Lloyd F. I.am- executive secretary of (lie PGA, would serve as executive director temporarily. The Bidldogs have sat in Ihe back seat in the SAHSFL for many years, but now find them- selves in a position to share the driver's seat for Ihe first time. The Ranis ere currently lead- ng the west division with a 5-1 ecord, but arc closely followed iy the Bulldogs and Catholic Jentral Cougars, who are tied or second with 4-2 records. All three teams will conclude eague play tonight. If the Bulk'ogs defeat the Bams and the Cougars earn a ictory over the Crescent Heights Vikings in Medicine Int, the league pennant will be shaved by al! tliree clubs. But if the Rams and Cougars win, they'll finish the season one-two while the Bulldogs will place third. Action in the all Important 1 tonight. Meanwlslle In Foothills Foot- ball League play, five games will be staged on the weekend as their season Is near to an end. In schedule games tonight, High River travels to Nanton and Ihe Vulcan Cougars host UK Claresholm Cobras. Play will resume Saturday when Cardston St. Mary's War- riors visit Milk River for an ex- hibition contest, Cardston Cou- gars entertain the Picture Butte Elks and the Coaldale Spartans take on the Comets in Ray? mond. WILLIAMS TRADED CHICAGO (AP) Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Walt Williams, 29, to Cleveland Indians Thursday in an even swap for infielder Eddie Leon, 26. BACK IN THE SWING OF THINGS Golfer Gena littler the ball as he drives on the 12th tee at. Ihe Kaiser International Open Thursday, littler rejoined tiie PGA tour after a seven-month layoff. He was stricken with cancer of the lymph giands under his left arm. (AP Wirepholo) lo rcf conlest Garth Pilling, a former rcr- crcc. handle the officiating chores Sunday, Oct. 29 when 35 well known hockey players tako to tho ice in the Harold Fleming benefit game at Hen- derson Ijke Ice Centre. Pilling will try lo control tin antics of payers Dob Bartlet-t, Bill Gibson, Kt.in Max- well, Al Willis, lice Nogrcllo, and Stevo Arisman. These six join 11 others named o fl n c s (1 a y. More names are exV'Oclcd in the nexl j few days. HENDERSON LAKE GOLF CLUB SATURDAY, OCT. 21 Men's Bonanza (CLUBHOUSE CLOSES AT 6 P.M.) 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