Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Octobtr 10, THI LETHMIDCE HiRMD Delvecchio, Howe Lead The Way Bruins Victimized By Detroit Milestones By HIE CANADIAN PRESS II was a night for milestones for Detroit Red Wings la their National Hockey League game Thursday with Boston Bruins, Stanley Cup champions. First, Alex Delvecehio scored his 400th MIL career goal, un- assisted after be stole the puck at centre from defenceman Bobby Orr, winner last season of ilmott every award In the NHL. Then Gordie Howe picked up his regular-season assist on Delvecehio's second goal of the night and nil 401st in the NHL. Not content with achievements, the two these Red Wings combined with their team-mates to defeat Boston 5-3 and snap the Bruins' unbeaten streak at 16 games, going back into last spring's playoffs. Beaton, in its first six games I this season, had won five and ANDY CAPP 7U-3T SO-fO, IT'S ER NERVES-I CAN'T BO A WITH'EH HI'YERJACKIE 'OW'S THE MISSUS? TELL'EP IT'S A SIGN OF EVERY TIME, JACK IT'LL WORKrVT-EVERYTME tied one after ending last teaso with 10 straight playoff win Detroit's win was Its first in thi list four games. The kw kft the Bruins tiec with Montreal Canadiens fo second place, each with 1 Flood Doesn't Like It Reserve Clause Stays NEW YORK Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, said Thursday he would not approve contract between Washing- ton Senators and outfielder Curt Flood that did not include the controversial reserve clause. At. the same time, Flood to the New York Post that he w. considering 'signing with tli Senators because "like every body else I've had some bus Orioles Earn NEW YORK (AP) EalU more Orioles were rewards Thursday for blitzing Cincinna Reds in the World Series wit winning shares of pe just short of th record established by New Yor Met! a year ago. The Orioles awarded 31 full ihares of the priz money and 13 partial shares o cash awards. The Heds handec out 32 full shares of the losers of per man plu 15 partial shares or casl awards. The Orioles thus pulled down less per Tnan than the Mets did in beating Baltimon .the previous year when a win niag share was worth under the new system tha guarantees the winners at- least BATBOY GETS SHARE Of the two teams in the Ser- ies, the Eeds made probably the tnost generous single award by giving a full share to outfielder Ty Cline, who didn't join the club until June 15. The Cincin- nati club also voted a one- quarter share of to bat- boy Milte Long. The Orioles voted three- quarter shares of to two part-time lief pitcher Moe Drabowsky and infielder Bobby Grich. A one- tenth share of went to batboy Jay Mazzone. The lower winning figure for the. Orioles was due to poorer attendance at the championship playoffs and World Series than in 19C9. In 1969, saw the National and American league JACK'S PLUMBING SERVES LETKBRID6E For Estimates Phono JACK FULLER 328-2515 playoffs and the Wor' Series. This-.last year, oa attended the playoff and the Series. Contact Lenses For Wade MONTREAL (CP) Befor every football game so far this year, Sonny Wade, quar terback of Montreal Alouettes of the Eastern Football Con ference, walked into the dressing room, tall and be spectacled. He carefully put his glasses aside before stepping on the 'ield and Als head coacn Sam Etcheverry feels that this nay be one of the reasons for Sonny's 27 pass interceptions his season. As a possible remedy, Wade will he wearing contact lenses when the Als, meet Hamilton Tiger-CaU Sunday at the Au- pstade in the game to decide irst place in the EFC. "Actually, I got the contacts nade up a couple of years ago tack in college when they ask- d me to try wearing them for ight said Wade. "I wore them then, but I laven't worn them since. have never needed glasses up lose, it's just when I get a >ng way c f from something hat things get a little hazy. "But I've never had any trou- le seeing my receivers, hey're blurry all right, but ve always been able to see Jiem dovi. there." Wade said the contacts othered him a little in prac- ce Wednesday but added they lould be all right for Sunday's ame. ness reverses and I need the money. But I still think the re- serve clause stinks." The reserve clause is the por- tion of the uniform players' con- tract that binds a player to the club with which he signs. Flood has a million anti-trust suit pending that challenges the clause. The former St. Louis out- fielder, who was traded to Phil- adelphia and then passed on to Washington has been negotiat- ing with Senators' owner Bob Short while Kuhn has been kept posted. "Short is continuing to talk contract with said Kuhn. "He feels He can sign trim. But there's a litigation which obviously creates a prob- em. Flood is concerned that if he signs he prejudices his case and> the defendants are con- cerned that if he signs he preju- dices their case." The defendants Include, Kuhn, eague presidents Charles Fee- ney of the National and Joe Cronin of the American and the 24 baseball teams. In answer to a question, Kuhn said any contract would have to get the approval of the league jresident "but final approval does rest with me." Flood, interviewed by Post but the Bruins have lw. in hand. Detroit Ralph Ready To Play MONTREAL (CP) Ralph Backstrom appears ready to end his three-week retiremen from National Hockey League competition with a team other than Montreal Canadiens. Backstrom, a 33-year-old na live of Kirkland Lake, Ont. played 12 seasons with the Can adiens before announcing his re- tirement Oct. 10, on the eve oi Montreal's season opener ir Philadelphia against the Flyers. "At the moment I am still re- laid Backstrom Thurs- day after a meeting with Cana- diens general manager Sam Pollock. 'But if a .deal could be worked out to play in a suitable city I would have to sit down with my wife and discuss it." "We have been considering a a a warmer climate, anyway, where I intend to make my per- manent home. If hockey enters into it now, I must consider that Recent reports from Kirkland Lake indicated Backstrom's de- sire to move to Vancouver and resume a career there with the Canucks if a deal can be worked out between the two clubs. WHO CAN DEAL? "It's not whether I can deal with said Back- strom, "but whether Vancouver can deal with Montreal." The Canucks are one of nine NHL clubs who showed interest in Backstrom as soon as he re- tted from the Canadiens. "We would certainly use into fifth place with points, one behind Vancouver. In the only other game Thurs- day, Philadelphia Flyers scored three third-period goals to beat Los Angeles Kings 3-1. Delvecehio, who scored 15 goals and 22 assists in his first professional season with Detroit, in 1951-52, has been a top scorer for the Red Wings ever since. He has spent much of his career as a playmaking centre for the incomparable Gordie Howe but the Red Wing team captain also has been a standout at left wing. -And Howe? Well his 1000th regular-season assist Thursday night just adds to the string of records he has compiled in the NHL, including the league's top scorer and most valuable player, both sbc times. Howe' also scored a goal Thursday night while his line- mate Frank Mahovlich and de- fenceman Dale Rolfe added the others before a hometown Olympia crowd of Phil Esposito, Ed WestfaU and Don Marcotte scored for Boston. Esposito's goal was his seventh of the season and his eight assists give him a total of 15 points, tops among the scor- ing leaders. CAME BACK The Red Wings refused to be ntimidated by the bruising 3ruins, coming back twice after osing leads. They had a 2-0 ead before the game was four minutes old on goals by Delvec- ehio and Mahovlich. Boston tied the score on goals by Esposito andWestfall. Rolfe scored on a slapshot STRETCHING A SAVE Peter Stemkowski of Detroit Red Wings, (19) ducks 01 Boston gooltender Gerry Cheevers stretches for o first period save Thursday night. Red about midway in the second pe- handed the Bruins their first defeat o f the 5-3. writer Maury Allen, said Short ad. offered him more money han he was paid with the Car- dinals, which was the ast year he played in 1969. "I'm paying alimony and I got five kids to support." Flood aid. "That's enough to drive any man back Into the game." Brazilian Star Will Soon Retire RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Pele, the king of Bra- zilian soccer, has released another report that he will retire in 1972. So far, he has found few Brazilians who believe Mm. The latest report came from the southern state cap- ital of Curitiba, where Pele told reporters Thursday he was retiring after the 1972 world soccer mini-cup in Brazil. With an income of around a year just from playing soccer, and consi- dered one of the richest men in Brazil, Pole, 30, had earlier announced he would retire in. 1973. said Bud Poile, Canucks general manager. "He can pla here any time he wants but th question is how am I going deal for him." As for playing in cities othe than Vancouver, Backstro saiff: "There are some cities would never consider trying bring up my family." Backstrom has not skate since Oct. 10 but claims he wil not have too much of a problem getting back into condition, "I weigh 175 onl ;hree over my playing weight, he said. Poile has indicated h may talk with Pollock thi weekend. The Canucks ar scheduled to meet the Cana diens at the Forum here Satur day night. but Marcotte brought the Bruins even again in less than a minute. Delvecehio and Howe hen put the Wings in front to lay in the third period after hey had withstood a Boston wwer play. At Philadelphia, Los Angeles ook a 1-0 lead on Doug Robin- on's goal with slightly more lan two minutes remaining in le second period. But third-pe- .od goals by Wayne Hillman, larl Heiskala and Serge Ber- ier won it for the Flyers before Spectrum crowd of ernier's goal was scored in an empty net with 27 seconds re- maining. Meanwhile, Montreal Cana- Campbell Not Happy With CAUA NHL Takeover Apparent JUNIOR 'A' HOCKEY LETHBRIDGE ARENA LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS vs. PONOKA STAMPEDERS SATURDAY, OCT. 31 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 1 p.m. ADMISSION PRICES- ADULTS STUDENTS with CHILDREN 2St Advanc. Ticktli On Sol, at Simptom-Sean Friday p.m. Saturday 2-4 p.m. Bonavena Will Meet All Next? BUENOS AIRES (AP) Oscar (Ringo) Bonavena scorei a spectacular fourth round heavyweight victory over Era zil's Luis Faustino Piris Thurs day night a few hours after i was disclosed he was virtuall; certain to meet Muhammad Ah in December. The scheduled 10-rounder at Luna Park Stadium ended when Piris' seconds threw in tho towel after of the fourth round. Viris had a deep cut in his right eyelid and his right cheekbone was swollen. Bonavena, of Buenos Aires, weighed Piris Muhammad All, also known as Cassius Clay, disclosed in New York earlier on Thursday that a fight between him and Bonavena was just about set. No date or site has been de- :ided on, but it was expected to w in December, probably at Miami. Bonavena carried the attack to Piris from the start with left hooks and straight right hand punches to the Brazilian's face. Piris took a mandatory eight count in the third round after a hard left hook by Bonavena. Piris managed to land a right cross to Bonavsna's face shortly before his handlers threw in the towel. TOP COWGIRL CALGARY (CP) Donalda Cochrane of Fort St. John, B.C., hns been selected all around champion by the Canadian Girls Rodeo Association. diens, who have won only one of their last five starts, will be without their top scorer for two to three weeks. Eight winger Yvan Cournoyer, who has scored 10 goals this season for the Canadiens, eight of them on power plays, suffered a fracture of his left foot in Montreal's 6-2 loss to Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night, TARDIF OUT Also_ missing from the Mont- real lineup when the Canadiens meet Vancouver Canucks in the Forum Saturday night will be left winger Marc Tardif. He was ssnt to hospital Thursday for treatment of an infection that developed under his right arm. One game is scheduled tonight when Buffalo Sabres meet the Golden Seals at California while in other games Saturday night, Minnesota North Stars play at Toronto, New York, Rangers meet the Bruins at Boston, Chi- cago Black Hawks are at Pitts- mrgh against the Penguins and the Kings play the Blues in St. Louis. DETROIT 5 BOSTON J Fjrst Period l. Detroit, Delvec- 4 2. Detroit, Mahovlich 2 Delvecehio, Howe) 3. Boston, Esposltio 7 (Orr, WIcKentfe-i I >oston. Westlall 1 (R. SMith) 'enalties Rolfe Awrey Major, ninor, McKenzle Shires, Hart, majors Second Period 5. Detroit, 2 Webster) 6. Boston, Marcotte 3 Esposito, Hodge) Penalties S r e e n Cahsman major and nlnor Bergman, major and minor :43; Bailey Third Period 7. Detroit; Delvec- 110 5 (Bergman) 8. Detroit, owe 4 (Mahovlich) Penalties- art D. Smith Shots on goal by 12 12 I1-T-3S elrojt u 11 14-4] Attendance Hll-ADELPHIA a LOS ANGELES 1 First Period No scoring. Penal- es Shack Dornhoefer erry Veters Second Period 1. LA, Robinson 1 Javllch, Labosslere) Penalties Shack Berry Van Impe Third Period 2. Philadelphia, W Ilman (Bernier) 3. Phlladet- ia, Heiskala 1 (Peters) 4. Phil- elphia, Bernier 3 (Losuk. Van Impel :33. Penalty Heiskala Shots on goal by n Angeles 11 u 12-35 llladelphil 1 It-JI KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Clarence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, says the NHL is not happy with the way the Cana- dian Amateur Association has been handling its problems. He hinted that the NHL may revert to operating its own player-development leagues. "It's no use us trying to support junior hockey on a split Campbell said in a telephone interview from Montreal with The Record. "We made a deal in 1967 for five years under which they (CAHA) assumed exclusive control of amateur hockey in Canada. At their request we abandoned sponsorships. Among other things, the age limit was lowered and we agreed not to turn a player pro before he was 20 years old. When the agreement took place in 1967, the Western Canada Hockey League di- vorced itself from the CAHA and formed a league of its own with an outlaw league op- erating in Ontario under the title of the Western Ontario Junior Hockey League. But with the assistance ot Campbell the CAHA and the West patched up their differ- ences this season. Cocessions were granted to the West, among them being that each club could carry four over-age players, up to 21 years old, who were to be eliminated in two years. The structure of junior hockey in Canada was changed and a two-level system was adopted. The WCEL, the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A series and the Quebec Junior A Hockey League were placed in one level, the other teams in a second level. However, when it was an- nounced the West was back in the good graces of the CAHA, th' OHA and its Quebec coun- terpart refused to be part of the Canadian final playoff for the junior championship be- cause the over-age rule. Quebec and Ontario decided to play for the Memorial Cup, which the OHA owns, and stop there. Despite the problems, the NHL continues to support am- ateur hockey but Campbell said the NHL isn't happy with the present setup. "As long as they are div- ided, we are not happy about Campbell said. "We have to have definite assurance by 1972 that the CAHA is capable of carrying on. We can't carry on like this. It's nonsense. The West doesn't trust the CAHA and the CAHA doesn't have any faith in the West. "This doesn't make for bet- ter hockey players. In the meantime, we have a very big stake in this thing. The NHL will pour over million into amateur hockey this year. "When is the last time the West won the Memorial Cup? You know as Well as I that the West was always allowed to Bench Named Top Player ST. LOUIS CAP) The Sport- Ing News has named Cincinnati Reds catcher Johnny Bench as Player of the Year in baseball's National League. The weekly publication irough its player poll, namec Minnesota Twins' third base- man Harmon Killebrew as American League Player of thi Year. Bob Gibson of St. Louis Cardi nals was named right-handed Pitcher of 'the Year and Sam McDowell of Cleveland took left-handed honors. add players for the Canadian finals. "This idea of the West now using over-age players has to be the best form of equaliza- tion. There was little foresight shown on the part of the OHA. It just couldn't see it. This has to be an ideal arrange- ment. I don't know why the OHA made such a fuss. I guess it couldn't use over-age players and didn't want any- one else to use them." Campbell is quietly working behind the scenes to have the East the West meet next spring in Canadian junior fi- nals. "We're hoping to get thta thing resolved. There are rules, and everyone has to up to them. "We are a partner with the CAHA supporting the CAHA. They say they are in charge of all amateur hockey in Can- ada. It would be nice if they can prove it." If no agreement Is reached by 1972, the NHL "will have to consider some alterna- Campbell said. JOINS MID WEST MOBILE HOMES SALES STAFF WRESTLING EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MONDAY, NOV. 2 p.m. 10 ROUNDS OF BOXING SWEET DADDY SIKI VI. DAVE RUHl ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER vs. LEO BURKE SWEETAN and PEUERIN vi. URSUS and PIRIE Emllft Dupra vs. Nick Pacchtano plui 2 Mora Exlctlng Match.i Admission Beit Offlc. Open! 7 p.m. Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJLH-TV ERIC BOULTER Mr. Fred Kciver, monager of Mid West Mobile Homci wishes lo announce Eric Boulter has joined the sales staff of Mid West Mobile Homes. Eric a married man and recently moved to Lethbridge From Edmonton where hm lad 5 years experience as a salesman. Eric welcomes uvery- ono to drop in and ice him about your Mobilo Homo needs. Boys' and Girls' SKATE EXCHANGE PROFESSIONAL SKATE SHARPENING R PAIR OU0 This Week'i Specials! 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