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Nanaimo Daily News from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada · 11

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.Braids pour it on Nanaimo Daily Free Press, Friday, April 11, 1980 11 BOSTON (AP) -It all began a bit ominously for Boston Bruins. As in Tuesday night's 4-2 playoff loss to Pittsburgh Penguins, Thursday night's Tint period was scoreless, the Bruins had twice as many shots on goal, and Penguin goalie Greg Millen was hot. But Rick Middleton wasn't worried. "The other night we hung back a little and didn't pressure enough in the first period," be said. "Tonight, there were no holds barred and we took off after them. "We didn't score in the first period, but I think it set the tone for the game." He made sure of it when be scored the critical first goal at 1:42 of the second period that started the favored Bruins toward a 4-1 victory and a split of the first two games of their best- Criss helps Hawks ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks' Charlie Criss, the smallest player in the National Basketball Association, helped power the Hawks back into contention in their NBA playoff with Philadelphia 76ers Thursday. Criss moved through the 76ers for 11 of his 16 points in the final period to lift the Hawks to a 105-93 triumph and narrow Philadelphia's lead to 2-1 in the best -of -seven series. The forth game will be played In Atlanta on Sunday. "Criss really gave them life," said Philadelphia coach Billy Cunningham. "The guy's got a heart as big as anyone I've ever seen." Wayne Rollins, the biggest Hawk at 7-foot-l, and his backup at centre, Steve Hawes, also were devastating. "Those three all played an outstanding game, said Cunningham. "Hawes and Rollins had 38 points between them and 30 rebounds." Hawes was Atlanta's leading scorer with 20 points while Rollins had 18 points. "The front line beat us in the first two games in Philly," said Atlanta coach Hubie Brown. "Tonight Rollins and Hawes, coming off the bench, were just great. Julius Erving led Philadelphia with 26 points and Lionel Hollins added 22 points. of -five National Hockey League playoff series. Pittsburgh started by playing the same cautious defensive game that had frustrated toe Bruins on Tuesday night. Had the Penguins scored first, they could have stuck to that approach . "We tried to bar the door," said Pittsburgh defenceman Ron Stackbouse. "That's what we did the first game, let's face it, and it worked well the first period today . . . But you can bold them just so long before they get a break." SHIFTY MOVES It came when Middleton slipped between two defenders, took a lead pass from Mike Mil-bury and drew Millen out of the net for the goal. "I honestly don't know where be came from, but he wasn't within a stick's length of me or my partner," said Stackhouse. Then it was Millen's turn to make a last stand against Middleton, who scored 40 goals during the regular season. zl gambled a litUe on Middle-ton because he's such a great one-on-one player," Millen said. "Maybe I should have backed up a little bit instead of going for the poke check." Don Marcotte and Brad Park added second-period goals and Wayne Cashman gave Boston a 4-0 lead mid-way through the third period before Rod Schutt spoiled Gerry Cheevers' shutout bid about a minute later. "I thought we played exactly the same (as Tuesday night), except we got tbe goals in the second period and forced them to open up and they couldn't compete with us," said Cheevers. "The way their goal tender is going they might be able to win 1-0." MILLEN SURPRISES Millen, in his second NHL season, has been tbe surprise of the series. He turned away 36 of 38 shots in tbe opener and was peppered with 42 shots Thursday night. Both he and Cheevers are expected to start Saturday night's third game in Pittsburgh. "You've got to play because it's almost sudden death," said Cheevers. "If these guys can promise me a Stanley Cup I'll play all the way." The seven other playoff series all are to resume tonight, with six teams needing one victory each to clinch a berth in the best-of-seven quarter-finals. Montreal Canadiens can com- lete a sweep of Hartford Wha-ers, Philadelphia Flyers are in Edmonton hoping for a sweeep of the Oilers, Buffalo Sabres take a 2-0 series lead into their game at Vancouver, Minnesota North Stars also up 2-0 are in Toronto, while New York Rangers seek to oust the Flames in Atlanta and Chicago Black Hawks hope to finish the Blues in St. Louis. Meanwhile, the Kings and New York Islanders will break their 1-1 series tie in Los Angeles. Ballard claims his Leafs lack desire Sterkel TORONTO (CP) - It doesn't take much to have Harold Ballard and Darryl Sittler reaching for each other's throats. Two losses in the Stanley Cup playoffs will do just fine. After watching the North Stars jump to an easy 2-0 lead in the best-of-five National Hockey League playoff series, Ballard, owner of the Leafs, complained that his club lacked desire and played as if "they wanted to get the golf clubs out." Sittler, the ex-Leaf captain, who has been criticized the entire year by management, quickly went to the players defence. He said Ballard's statements were "demeaning and do nothing but hurt the team. "Statements like that make the players sick. But then you must understand where com ments like that are coming from. He hasn't had his name in the paper for a while. "I actually think he (Ballard) believes he can motivate us that way, get our dander up, but it doesn't work. We'e playing a real good hockey team. We're trying hard." The Leafs are host to the North Stars tonight and a third loss would knock them out of the preliminary series. Sittler isn't getting his golf clubs out just yet. He points to the North Stars record at Maple Leaf Gardens were Minnesota has won just once in the past 24 regular season games. "Minnesota has not played that well on the road, and we're aware of that," Sittler said. "Two years ago we were two games down to the New York Islanders and came back to win so I'm not conceding anything, proves Mitchell grabs share herself of lead at the Masters AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Jill Sterkel proved she was among the fastest women swimmers in the world Thursday with a U.S record and world-best time in the 50-metre freestyle at the U.S. indoor national championships. Sterkel, who won four individual events for University of Texas in the Women's national collegiate championships last month, became the first woman to break 26 seconds for 50 metres with a time of 25.96. Susie Thayer was second in 26.33 and Anne Jardin of Pointe Claire, Que., finished third in 26.35. This is the first year the 50 freestyle has been contested in a national championship meet and the international swimming federation does not recognize world records at that distance. Three other swimmers, Tracy Caulk ins, Mike Bruner and Kim Linehan, won their second straight individual events. Caulkins added the 200 individual medley to the national championship she won Wednesday night in the 200 breastst-roke. Her winning time of two minutes, 14.73 seconds was a meet record, breaking her own mark by .36 seconds, but was more than a second off her world mark of 2:13.69. Nothing settled NEW .YORK (AP) - Negotiators in major league baseball's contract dispute met for more than five hours Thursday but left major issues for later sessions. The meeting of tbe two sides with a federal mediator, tbe second of seven scheduled over tbe next three weeks, was expected to deal with management responses to player proposals modified by the Players Association on March 18. But those issues, Including a new ceiling on minimum sala-. riea and the waiting period for a player becoming a tree agent, were bypassed. Instead, negotiators confirmed that players' wives and children will be allowed to Cy first class and discussed other "miniscule matters,- said Marvin Miller, executive director of the Players As-sociatioa. Tbe players voted in Dallas on April 1 to cancel the final week tbe exhibition games but to open the regular season on schedule. They also set May 23 as the date for striking regularseason gamea If do accord on a new basic agreement was reached by mWfight May 2X AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Jeff Mitchell was cast in the unlikely role of America's stand-ardbearer Thursday. The Texan became the only U.S. player to break a foreign stranglehold in the opening round of the 44th Masters golf tournament when he claimed a-share of the lead with a six-uri-der par 66. It came at the end of a day dominated by tricky, swirling winds that apparently were conquered by only two players: Australian David Graham and Spain's Seve Ballesteros who fashioned their 66s earlier in the day. Mitchell, 25, gained his share of the lead over the 7,040-yard Augusta National ' Golf Gub course with the best putting of his career and the advice of his veteran caddy, Robert (Cigarette) Jones. "It's almost like a dream come true," said Mitchell. "This has to be one of the best putting rounds I've ever had. If I keep putting like I putted today, I'd say I have a real good chance." The trio of leaders enjoyed a two-shot advantage ever Jack Newton, another Australian, and former U.S. Open champion Hubert Green. There were two other Americans deadlocked in sixth place at 69, Tom Kite and Larry Nelson, but the biggest story was the collapse of some of. the game's top names. McLean is sure i, game was okay SEATTLE (CP) - New Westminster Bruins coach Ernie McLean said Thursday he is satisfied Victoria Cougars did not throw a Western Hockey League playoff contest with Seattle Breakers Thursday night. McLean watched the game on behalf of the WHL after centre Barry Pederson was suspended by the Cougars for one game after be was quoted as suggesting in a Portland, Ore. television interview that the Cougars might try not to win tbe game. The Cougars lost 6-6 to the Breakers. The win puts Seattle into the WHL West Division final against Victoria. If Victoria bad won, Seattle and Portland Winter Hawks which finished first in the regular season would have played an extra game to decide the other division finalist. Victoria, Portland and Seattle were playing a complicated round-robin series to eliminate one team from the divisional final. McLean said Pederson, who made the WHL second all-star team, is "a great young kid and a great athlete" and he is sure BARRY PEDERSON ... in jettT Pederson's statement was meant in jest. Earlier, general manager-coach Jack Shupe of the Cougars said the decision to suspend Pederson for one game was in the best interests of the Victoria hockey club. General manager Brian Shaw of the Winter Hawks said the team's Portland office was flooded with telephone calls after Pederson's comment was telecast on KATU-TV in Portland following the Winter Hawks' 8-2 loss Tuesday in Victoria. PITCHING MACHINES FOaSALE Foitboll, boMboll, slow pitch m' 1,550 plus4txrXA for IwfertUn. phowl 112-544-1150 fey. fc lor Jim. Ivwilnt 1 11-543-40 ... - f (v.Jli-..c..J ULr lil C3C3 &m Per 3 9. 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(AP) -Benny Parsons established a track qualifying record at Darlington raceway Thursday and grabbed the pole position for Sunday's Rebel 500 stock car race. Parsons qualified at a speed of 249.3856 kilometres an hour (155.866 m.p.h.) with David Pearson winding up with the day's second best speed. Both drivers topped the old track qualifying record of 248.6928 km-h set by Pearson in 1975. Both were driving Chevrolets. Jack Nicklaus hit one shot in the water and used 37 putts in his round of 74. Tom Watson, player of the year in each of the last three seasons, had a 73. Tom Weiskopf set an unwanted Masters record when he plunked five shots into Rae's Creek along the par three 12th green, taking a 13 on the hole and finishing with 85. Graham fired his 66 without a bogey, knocking in three birdie putts of six feet or less, two more at 12 feet and finally a 15-footer on the par five 15th. The wind, he said, didn't bother him. 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