Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Punch bubbles, naturally, over 7-2 romp Sabres sharpen teeth at Maple Leafs' expense By THE CANADIAN PRESS "I wouldn't have believed it Punch Imlach said Wednesday night after his Buf- falo Sabres dumped Toronto Maple Leafs 7-2 in the first Na- tional Hockey League meeting between the clubs this season. said the Buffalo general manager-coach, "the same score. I never would have guessed it." Punch had reason to be pleased and surprised. When Imlach, who was re- placed as Toronto general man- ager-coach at the end of the 1968-69 season, took his expan- sionist Sabres into Maple Leaf Gardens for the first time last year, the score was the in Buffalo's favor. Liske's record worst in league By THE CANADIAN PRESS After a disasterous 1970, Phil- adelphia Eagles spent the off- season negotiating for a field leader to .bolster their National Football League fortunes. After all, the future of coach Jerry Williams, who guided Cal- gary Stampeders of the Cana- dian Football League before jumping his contract to phi the Eagles in 1968, hung in the bal- ance. The Eagles, whose 3-10 won- loss record was worst in the National Football Conference's Eastern Division, dropped vet- eran quarterback Norm Snead and began their search with Greg Barton, the Detroit Lion whb spent most of three seasons riding the bench. Barton nixed the deal and joined Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, an action that almost sparked inter-league legal en- tanglements as lawyer Williams alleged the Canadian team had tampered with the player while be was still under contract to Detroit. His feathers still ruffled, but the matter settled through com- missioners Pete Rozelle and Jake Gaudaur of the NFL an CFL, Williams extended hi. search to Denver Broncos anc quarterback Pete Liske. Liske. another ex-CFL sta with Toronto and Williams' Calgary club, was lured to Phi! adelphia and touted as th leader who would return Uie Ea gles to respectability. The Philadelphians, however continued to falter, with an 04 record this season, and Wil liams was sacked. Liske has the worst NFC passing mark among regulars completing 53 of 114 for 709 yards and two touchdowns. What shows up badly in the pass ratings, however, is his percentage of interceptions anc average yards gained per pass He's been intercepted 12 times most in the conference, and av eraged 6.22 yards gained for a rating of 48. Conference leader is Detroit's Greg Landry with 53 comple tions from 101 attempts for 88: yards. He's been intercept only three times, has an 8.72- yard average and a pass rating of 13. No reserve clause for new puck loop CHICAGO (AP) The World Hockey Association, which plans to operate next year with 12 teams, announced today that it will do so without a reserve clause. The reserve clause, long a controversial issue in profes- sional sports, has reached the United States Supreme Court which agreed Tuesday to step into Curt Flood's anti-trust suit against organized baseball. Flood has a million dam- age suit pending challenging the reserve system of organized baseball. Two federal courts in New York City previously ruled against Flood, former St. Louis Cardinal and Washington Sena- tor star outfielder. The courts said that a 1922 Supreme Court decision exempting baseball from anti-trust law could be overturned only by the Supreme Court itself. The World Hockey Association has granted franchise options to Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Chicago, New York, Miami, St. Paul, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio, Milwaukee, San Fran Cisco, Los Angeles. Eight cities are being consi dered for the 12th franchise Quebec, Ottawa, Providence R.I., Hackensack, N.J., Greens boro, N.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis and Louisville, Ky. NO OPTIONS EITHER At a meeting in Chicago today, Gary L. Davidson, WHA president, said the league plans to operate without a reserve clause or any substitute for it such as an option clause, in its player contracts. "This in an innovation which the WHA feels should, and will revolutionize professiona said Davidson. "It is based on the conclusion that the reserve clause as used today will not long withstand the scrutiny focused on it by players, players associations, the Congress, the public and now the U.S. Supreme Court. "By abolishing the reserve clause altogether, the WHA is selling a trend that all of pro- fessional sports must inevitably follow TOTAL SPORTS COVERAGE LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL On AM 1090 CHEC FM 100.9 YOUR SPORTS MINDED STATION IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA LISTEN FOR ROGER CHANNON Sports Director DALE AASEN Asst. Sports Director BROADCAST TIMES MON.-FRI. a.m. p.m. p.m. SAT. a.m. p.m. SUN. a.m. p.m. In other games Wednesday, New York Rangers defeated Chicago Black Hawks 3-1, Min- nesota North Stars blanked Van- couver Canucks 7-0, Boston Bruins edged Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Pittsburgh Penguins wal- loped Los Angeles Kings 8-1 and Montreal Canadiens nipped Cal- ifornia Golden Seals 4-2. The win was Buffalo's second in six starts and left them in a fifth-place tie in the East Divi- sion with the Leafs, two points back of Montreal and Vancou- ver who have six points each. New York leads the division with seven points, one more than the Bruins. A bubbling fmlach heaped praise on Richard Martin, his No. 1 draft pick who starred with Montreal Junior Canadiens of the Ontario Hockey Associa- tion Junior A series last year. "Martin got his third said Imlach. "He keeps this up, he could be chasing (Gil) Per- reault's record for the most goals by a rookie. If he gets lucky he could do it." Perreault, last season's rook- ie-of-the-year, scored 38 goals from his centre position with the Sabres. At New York, Rod Gilbert's fourth goal this season at the 20-second mark of the opening period led the way for Chicago's first loss in six games. The Bruins jumped on the Red Wings for three'first-period goals at Boston, then hung on for the win. Defenceman Bobby Orr paced the Bruins with one goal and two assists. Brian Hexlall scored twice as the surprising Penguins moved into a first-place tie the Hawks in the West Division, each with five wins and 10 points. The North Stars hold down second spot with seven points, followed by Philadelphia and St. Blues, each with four, Los .geles with three and Califor- nia witli two. Frank Mahovlich1 scored his fifth and sixth goals while younger brother Peter got his first of the season as the Canadiens handed the Seals their fourth loss. California also has two ties. MINNESOTA 7 VANCOUVER I First Period No scoring. Penal- ties Glbbs Taylor Second Period 1. Minnesota, Goldsworlhy 1 (Drouin) 2. Min- nesota, Mohns 1 (Hampson, Parise) 3. Minnesota, Parise 1 (Nevln, Harris) 4. Minnesota, Grant (Drouin, Mohns) Penalties Mohns, Maki double minor Glbbs Makl Poplel Wit- kins Third Period 3. Minnesota, Drc- In 1 (Mohns, Grant) 5. Minne- sota, Nanne 1 (Harris. Oliver) 7. Minnesota, Goldsworthy 2 (Drouin, Mohns) Penalties Parise. Schella double minor Prentice Kurtenbnch Guevremont Shots on goal by Minnesota ..........13 It Vancouver......77 BUFFALO 7 TORONTO 2 First Period 1. Toronto, Dorey 2 (Ullman, Henderson) 2. Buffalo, Meehan 3 (Goyette, Martin) 3. Buffalo, Perreault 2, Penalties Crozler served by Luce, Plante served by Ellis MacMil- an Spencer Evans Luco Sittler Second Period 4. Buffalo, (Meehan) 5. Buffalo, Shack (Perreault, Meehan) Penal- ies Hamilton Dorey Mc- n Spencer Harrison Shots on goal by Buffalo.............13 10 Toronto............ f 11 'ITTSBURGH I LOS ANGELES 1 First Period 1. Pittsburgh. Pro- lovosl 3 (Apps, Edestrand) 2. Pittsburgh, Robert 3 (McCreary, Lei. or) 3. Pittsburgh, Leiter 2, Penalty Pronovost Second Period 4. Los Angeles, ulford 2 (Lemleux, MaroHe) Pittsburgh, Hextall 1 (Shock, Har. baruk) penalties Howell "Jerry Third Period 6. Pittsburgh, Kan legeisser 1 (Hextflii, Harbaruk) 0-14; Pittsburgh, Hextall 2 (Watson. Har- aaruk) 8. Pittsburgh, McCreary (Leiter) 9. Pittsburgh, Edes- rand 2 (Schlnkel, Norls) Pen- ilties Harbaruk Watson Shots on goal by: Los Angeles 6 I "iltsburgh........is 8 BOSTON 3 DETROIT 2 First Period 1. Boston, Orr 2 Esposito) 2. Boston, D. Smith (Esposito, Orr) 3. Boston, Star ield 2 (McKenzie, Orr) Penal 'es Niekamp Sanderson Niekamp Second Period 4. Detroit, Dionnc (Lihrtt. Collins) 5. Detroit, Redmond 7 (Delvecchlo) 6. Ros- in, Westfatl 3 (Sanderson) Pen- ty Bucyk Third Period 7. Detroit, Beren- in l Penalties Bergman, Boldirev Shots on goal by: Jolroit B Boston ............13 10 31 Attendance-14.995. NEW YORK 3 CHICAGO 1 First Period 1. New York, Gil- ert 4 (Hadlleld) 2. Chicago, roix 1 (R. Hull, Mikita) Pen- Ity Park Second Period 3. New York, PL... (Ratelle) Penalties :18, Magnuson, Tkacluk Jar- elt Third Period 4 New York, Rous- cau 2 ITkaczuk, Balon) Pen- Hies Magnuson, Egcrs, majors, game misconduct Shots on goal by: hicago 14 7 cw 5 MONTREAL 4 OAKLAND 1 First Period 1. Montreal, F. Ma. ovlich 5 (Lemalrc, Cournoyer) enaltics Montreal bench served y Roborlo Richard Shoe- an Second Period 2. Montreal, F. lahovllch 6 3. Montreal. P. Ma. ovlich 1 (F. Mahovlich) Pen- ties Stackhousa :44, Roberto Carleton, Houle Third Period 4. California Cro- 'au 1 (Ferguson) 5. Montreal, ourntyer 6 (F. Mahovlich. Laper. erel 6. California, Hicko 1 jhcehan, Plnder) Penalty apolnte Shots on goal by lonlrcal 1] 11 Jlllornla I 7 11-24 IN IT GOES Los Angeles goalie Denis Dejordy reaches, but oil in vain, to block a shot by Pittsburgh's Bob Leiter, No. 23., in NHL action Wednesday night. Falling to the ice in an unsuccessful effort to stop the play is Harry Howell of the Kings. The Pen- guins pasted the Kings 8-1. Thundoy, October Jl, 1t71 THE LETHIRIDCE HERALD The thump is missing What's happened to big., bad Bruins? BOSTON (AP) Whatever happened to the big, bad Bruins? Boston's old bully boys arc destroying their image with almost sweetness-and-light tactics in the tough National Hockey League. Taking only one penalty in each of the three periods, the Bruins built a 3-0 first period lead, then had to hang on Wednesday night for a 4-3 vie- California fires Walsh tory over Delroit Red Wings before a packed crowd of at the Garden. "Only three penalties maybe that's a sign we're not hitting too many coach Tom Johnson said. "We started out well and then became a little disorgan- ized, at both ends. We have to start hitting more, but, as for the penalties, every year is different. You certainly try to avoid unnecessary ones." The Bruins fly to the West Coast and a game with Cali- fornia Golden Seals at Oak- land Friday night. "Gerry Cheevers and Teddy Green will accompany Johnson said. "We'll practise ANAHEIM (AP) California Angels fired General Manager Dick Walsh Wednesday night. I on Oakland and it's possible Officials of the American will plav Fridav League West Club said "explo- ..-'_- ratory talks" have been held with Harry Dalton, vice-presi- dent in charge of player person- nel for Baltimore Orioles, but no decision has been reached yet on whether he will succeed Walsh. Walsh, 45, had four years to go on a seven-year contract. His firing follows the dismissal ear- lier this month of manager Har- old (Lefty) Phillips. Walsh, who succeeded the team's first general manager, Fred Haney, in 1968, engineered numerous trades that led pre- season oddsmakers to list the Angels among the favorites in the division this season. But the club was never in con- tention and finished 25 games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics. Several players criticized the general manager, and 20-game- winning pitcher Andy Messers- mith was quoted as saying he wanted to be traded if Walsh stayed. night. Cheevers definitely should be ready for Sunday, while Green lacks only condi- tioning." Cheevers has been resting an ailing knee since Boston bowed to New York Rangers 4-1 in tlie season opener. Green, a hard-hitting defence- man, has not appeared in a game yet because of a torn stomach muscle. "Maybe Teddy will give us a little more Johnson said hopefully. ALLOCATE MONEY VANCOUVER (CP) The Simon Fraser University board of governors has allocated 000 for scholarships to students representing the university in sports such as wrestling, MC- cer and hockey. The university previously had restricted athletic awards to students in regular varsity sports football, swimming, basketball and track and field. i" s Ballard s named president 4 TORONTO (CP) Harold Ballard, 65, former executive vice-president, was chosen president of Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd. Friday, one week after the death of previous president Staf-! ford Smythe. The company owns and operates Maple Leaf Gardens and 7 Toronto Maple Leafs of the Na-< tional Hockey League. The move, al a board of 2 directors meeting, was not un-' expected. s Ballard and Smythe gained control of 78 per cent of the G a r d e n s' outstanding shares Sept. 1 following a purchase of shares that had been controlled by John Bassett, publisher of the Toronto Telegram. When Smythe died of complications following an operation to correct a hemorrhage, Ballard assumed Smythe's liabilities ac-cording to an arrangemen made previous to Smythe's death. 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