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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 6, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Leu id Winnipeg free april 61 penalty decisive d h was the wrong time to be in the sin while Brian Skrudland was Cooling his heels for Rick Vaive snapped a second period tie with the games Only Power play goal As the Buffalo sabres beat the Montreal canadians 41 to open their Adams division d it could prove to be a costly new York rangers skated to a 21 Victory Over the new York is but the Isles lost More than the opening game of their Patrick division Pat the islanders leading was car ried off on a Stretcher and in a neck Brace after being knocked unconscious in a collision with two rang ers with d Oneman demolition Dino Ciccarelli third goal of the game into overtime gave the Washington capitals a 54 Victory Over the new Jersey devils in the opener of their Patrick division devils goaltender Sean Burke had the puck behind his own net and tried to flip it around the but Kevin Hatcher stopped the Clearing attempt and flipped the puck at the puck came to Ciccarelli who whipped Home a Quick 10 footer Story in goaltender Pokey Reddick has been forced into a waiting game with the Reddick living in the shadows by Grant Mcginnis Winnipeg free press Edmonton its almost As if he Doest the Edmonton oilers have dipped Back into history and Are going with the on goalie at least that the Way it seems around Here where coaches and Media alike carved poor Bill Ranford for his playoff curtain Raiser wednes Day but what about Pokey Reddick he was spotted on the ice at yester Days Oiler he was on the Bench during wednesdays 75 loss to the Winnipeg he still All 140 dripping wet pounds of yet youd never know Here it is Billy or it used to be Fuhr soon it could be Eldon or if youre going to pull Billy ran wednesday night is not the night to do that for Damn barked Edmonton assistant coach Ron himself a rather compe tent National hockey league goal tender at one youve got to look at the game seriously and if you pull him you might lose him for the i think the next game that we billys Gonna come out and stand on his that the Only Way you can look at if he then youve got to look seriously at Manitoba runners association april events april 8 Puma grand prix 5k Tassinl borne april 17 Law Day 5k prediction run legislative april 22 Puma grand prix 10k Assiniboine april 29 Puma grand prix 15k Assiniboine race info lne 2613695 Marine it batteries in it Mccu to tzium Mem 121 Westrock Battery 1220 Nairn 601 Loo an 6015870 7866034 your backup just How bad would Ranford have to be these Are the after the same team that a month ago had written off Ranford because Fuhr was supposedly healthy and was going to Lead them to the land of milk and but when he went Down suddenly who just happened to play 56 games for Edmonton this season and just happened to be one of the Nils Best performers until the final month of the was the main Man we know Billy can do the they we have no that didst still yet Edmonton is doing exactly the same thing with Reddick right the former traded Here during the keeps continues to work diligently and refuses to cast dispersions on ran who just happens to have been reddicks backup Way Back in Junior i just try not to worry about Reddick shrugged his Raissez Faire attitude still if you get in there you try to do your Best and that All you can competitor is Reading the latest about he pm 9435544 Anta Keashon at ibs its easy with National Canadas leading paging and answering we offer a Ide variety of pagers including Alphano tone and voice each delivers your messages on even when youre skating keeping you in touch with your customers and one step ahead of the and if you Call you can rent a numeric pager for As Low As a so drop your pick up the phone and grab a few of your competitors leading paging t they played me in 10 straight this they didst have anybody else to play so they played i think with me the More i play the better i get but Hes played if you get your you gotta be yet Reddick has not played badly on the oilers far from in the 25yearold net minder has a goals against average and an save better than either Fuhr or Hes done the Job when Hes had and yesterday Edmonton pm Glen Sather admitted privately that he would have played Reddick in game i if he were still behind the if nothing else to relieve the pressure which is obviously eating away at yesterday Ranford was the last player off the ice at the Edmonton he looked every bit the beaten its gotta be hard for Low i weve All been in situations where weve been backup the big thing is that Pokey has a great he really Doest let anything worry his ego must take a i dont worry about what they say or what the papers i never did and i never Reddick its a team game so if Hes doing Well and in doing Well then its Good for you want to be in there but its not like in Gonna go in there and wish things on i wish hed play so do the rest of the Listowel trophies Sale 20 off an catalogue trophy prices 942o776 205290 Vaughan pm monday thru saturday on cd Kos 810am cards on Sale at and other elected i i i fall or Wop Eraa All proceeds oot othe Manitoba opera Milf Liakim 150 2bi jets Check in on future while today Winnipeg jets were Savouring wednesdays 75 upset of the oilers in the Man projected As a Large slice of their tomorrows was quickly getting a handle on the place that will one Day be its Teemu said yesterday As he limped across the Winnipeg Arena parking unfortunately for the that Limp probably Means the Young Man nailed As the Best hockey player to come out of Finland since Jari Kerri wont become part of their tomorrows next season As originally i broke my leg both Velanne As a result Winnipeg lawyer Don his North american thinks his client should play another season in Finland before signing an nil reluctantly Velanne doctors Back Home in Helsinki say the Healing process is coming along nicely and is precisely on but the process is frustratingly slow when youre 19 and the owner of big Young hockey players in Finland dream pretty much the same dreams As their North american Velanne first we dream about playing in our elite but a bigger dream is playing in the he said in measured we have our nil mine Are but my special hero was Guy when i was 10 my parents gave me a pair of Bauer they had Guy Lafleure name on the those they Velanne has already had a taste of the first part of his he joined if of the finnish elite division last the projections had him moving smoothly from there to a berth on the finnish National team this Spring and competing in the world hockey championships in Berne later this he spent yesterday morning Riding the stationary Bike in the jets training Why bring an unsigned draft Choice Miles to ride an exercise bicycle the jets official line is they want him to Sample a taste of playoff a taste presumably meant to whet his appetite for the whole the Arent nearly As sure As Baizley that Velanne needs another year in but there Are other reasons Why the strapping finn is for one the jets Hal Sigurdson probably figured a 19yearold youngster depressed by an injury could use a Little cheering most of they want this Blond youngster to understand Hes important to damned by jets fans have every right to be leery of teenagers the club heralds As the franchise or at least As the second coming of rocket that because when those phenoms actually put on Winnipeg uniforms Treyve turned out to be Ryan Bobby Dollas or Andrew Mcbain or Peter Nice Young but hardly Hall of Fame it int just the who think Velanne is the genuine More than one rival scout says Winnipeg got the player of the entire crop when they claimed him in the first round of the 1988 10th that tall Praise considering the 88 crop includes Mike Trevor Jeremy Rod Martin Gelinas and Troy but those who have followed his Progress in Finland since his draft year areal backing almost invariably their evaluations begin with the i dont like to up added pressure on the what Velanne does Best Over in Finland is score in his final two seasons As a Junior he scored 78 of them in 67 he was named an Allstar at the 88 world Junior As a team that often struggled for goals last the jets would Welcome another goal particularly one who stands six feet one and weighs 198 Baizley is firm in his belief that it will be in the Best interests of both team and player for Velanne to play another season for if and gain the experience of playing for Finland in world if a european player cant make his National Hes usually not ready for the he but in his at Velanne is ready mending leg and you can see it in his when i was wailing for the nil i guess 1 dreamed a Little about he we hear a lot about Edmonton in Finland because of hut the big dream is just to play in the anywhere in the Home ice seen As Pivotal to m jul finalists Hopes by Ashley Prest the Home ice advantage has never meant so much As it does k kid roses s18 Acao fms florists 1 1 since 1918 boots hats shirt jeans i accessories belts buckles outerwear Winnipeg Complete Western store 461 main at Bannatyne 942 3565 of in Tai a Iii open House now till see the Sidoo lineup for 1991 formula my Etc the 1991 formula series buy now pay later financing available special interest Dicicc Marine Nylic o Centre 1565 Dugald 6618178 with the opening of the Manitoba Junior hockey league Besto seven final series tonight to tween the Kil Donan North stars and the Portage both clubs Are expecting Home ice and local crowds will have a definite in a surprising the North stars opted to slay Home in tiny Keewatin Arena which is easily one of the smaller buildings in the league rather than going into the larger civic Centre which also has ice its our Home rink and its been very Good to said Kildonan coach and owner Carey we want to continue in that environment because its a Good Atmo its its if we moved to a Neutral ice certainly we could draw More fans but we really feel wed be giving up Home ice chartier said the stars Are expect ing to play a More skilled game with less of the physical we Are both very similar teams in that both have a lot of very skilled players and that is what is going to determine the meanwhile in Portage la the terriers sold tickets for two hours yesterday and have nearly sold out Centennial we always get really Good crowds Here and i he Community is always very excited at playoff time so were hoping to it the place As full As said terriers coach Wayne weve got about in players who were part of the team that lost in the they know what it takes to win a championship and they want to win so in Keewatin Arena the stars lost just five games note of their 16 losses during the regular season while the terriers lost Only one game me losses in their own tickets win be available at the door at Arena for tonight but during wednesdays South division game 7 it was nearly sold out by the

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