The Boston Globe from Boston, Massachusetts on March 14, 1972 · 29
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Tuesday, March 14, 1972
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SP0R1 The Boston Globe Tuesday,' March 14, 1972 29 in beefs By John Ahern Globe Staff One of the problems plaguing the Bruins was solved yesterday morning' when Ken Hodge returned to the team after missing 18 games. . - The big right wing, side GUESS WHO'S BACK BUD COLLINS Retui Sanderson good in movie part vi:. Most of us will never make the pilgrimage to Bethle-hem-on-the-Glacier (Parry Sound, Ont.) where Childe Bobby was born. Thus the opening scene of a movie called "Winter Comes Early" is as close as we may come to revelation, for there is the reincarnation of 3-year-old Bobby Orr wobbling on his first skates. Skating alone on the rutted gray ice of the vast Sound, he is knocking a puck between a pair of tin cans while his adoring father urges him on. 1 It is a beautiful start, which the rest of the film doesn't quite live up to. Yet a celluloid, visit to Parry Sound and a glimpse of how it must have been for Childe Bobby should be enough to make money in Boston for the producer, John Bassett, as it has in Canada. The be- ginning is obviously Orr, and the subject is hockey, but the hero, who grows up to become a Toronto Maple Leaf, is somebody else a self-centered rookie named Billy Duke, (acted by Arth Hindle and skated by Toronto's Jim McKenny). But Childe Bobby flashes through the movie, along with the rest of the Bruins, in brilliant game footage which includes several NHL clubs. Orr, well-shorn on the screen the game films are from last season was supposed to have a part, a cameo. Disheartened after the play of fiasco, he withdrew, and producer Bassett signed Dastardly Derek Sanderson. Sanderson is good. "He's so good," says John Bassett, "that I've offered him two" parts in future movies leading roles. I gave him the scripts to look over after the Pittsburgh game Sunday. One is the title role in a Western called the "The Last of the Big Guns." The other is the part of a disc jockey in a prairie town. "Derek has all the instincts," says Bassett, who was in town to boost "Winter Comes Early" prior to tomorrow's New England premier. "He'd have to, really, to make it as an actor, because outside of Boston and a few NHL cities his name doesn't mean much. It's not like putting Joe Namath in a movie and trading on his name. That wouldn't work for Derek." - Also good in a part larger than Sanderson's is scarred George Armstrong, who retired after two decades with the Leafs. "Sanderson and Armstrong ad-libbed several of their lines," says Bassett. One of those was Armstrong's discussing the players' status as chattels: "We're slaves by choice . . . master want sell or buy, we go where he say." Usually sports movies are awful. Few hockey flicks have been made. The first I can recall seeing was "King of Hockey" with the unforgettable Dick Purcell. He kept fouling his way into the penalty box so that he could talk to his girl, sitting in the row behind. "That movie is being shown in Canada now on TV as high camp," smiles Bassett, a golden-haired ex-jock who once was a member of Canada's Davis Cup squad. His movie is far better than "King" and with all the hockey degenerates around here it might catch on the way "Endless Summer" did. It has advanced well beyond the day when "Pride of the Yankees" was the essence of Hollywood depicting the sweat sox set, and Gary Cooper and Theresa Wright were Mr. and Mrs. Lou Gehrig. You might say that "Winter Comes Early" is a major league "Love Story." The hero is a hell of a lot better hockey player than Oliver Barrett IV, and the activity on ice is more lively and vivid. And the heroine, while long-haired and lovely, is further out than Jenny: a peacefreak-folk-rock singer. She also dies. So there it is: Can "Mr. Mayhem," the bad boy of the NHL, find happiness apart from his violent profession with a blonde pot-smoking Joan Baez-type who gives love beads and is appalled at his being owned by management and what's more can't bear to watch him play? The answer is no. But a few truths do come through clearly: Art Hindle is a better bad skater than Ryan O'Neal. Parry Sound in winter looks like a good place to have escaped. And a hockey player who gives a free ticket to such as the heroine should be scolded because NHL tickets are too precious to waste oa broads who can't stand violence and .alk out halfway through the game. of Hodge Espo line up lined since Feb. 3 with a broken bone in his ankle, was allowed to participate fully in the session, rare for a Monday, with the first line. Convinced that Hodge, down to 205 from 220, is physically fit, coach Tom Johnson sent him to his It's Ken Hodge, of couse. (Frank O'Brien photo) right wing berth and moved Wayne Cashman back to - left wing. With Phil Esposito at center, this adds up to muscle. . It's strange that on a team as powerful as the Bruins, one man other than Bobby Orr and Esposito can be missed so much. It wasn't apparent right away. Then Espo's scoring figures weren't mounting as quickly as they had, and the club wasn't getting the puck out of the corners they way it once had, and everybody realized. Hodgie's return means that Mike Walton returns to left wing on Derek Sanderson's line with Eddie Westfall on the right, leaving Ace Bailey and Don Marcotte for spot duty. ' "Espo's figures were down and you had to wonder about it," it was explained. "You knew the muscle was needed in the corner and then you study it out and the muscle in there belonged to Esposito and Cashman. Espo had to go in to help out. Now with Hodge back, he and Cash-man can do the digging at which they are so good. It will have a steadying effect on the whole club. It could stem this letdown." Another matter that had been neglected in the recent days is back checking, the main ingredient of playoff hockey, the kind that must be played from now on. The team has not been getting back in time, and frequently the. goalies are the victims of two and three-on-one breaks. It could be the reason why the goals against have increased so drastically. We've just got to check and check and check," Derek Sanderson, an expert at the art, said, "and things will work out. We'll score just as often if not more. It's just a case of stopping the other team from scoring." . It was a full workout for most of the team. Only Bobby Orr, John Bucyk and Gerry Cheevers were excused. Bucyk's hip is cranky and Cheevers' right elbow was whacked Sunday night. Celts deal off Scott for, possibly, Silas By Neil Singelais Globe Staff Back in 1970 Celtics Gen. Mgr. Red Auerbach figured he had nothing to lose by claiming 6-5 guard Charlie Scott in the seventh round of the NBA draft. Auerbach's reasoning at the time was that there wasn't any college talent left after the sixth round, so why not draft Scott on a hunch even though it was a foregone conclusion that Scott intended to sign a sizable contract with the ABA. And Scott did just that. And in his first season with the Virginia Squires of the ABA, he led his team to the Eastern Division title. Scott has just set Runs distance iii 4:06.6 Teenager breaks Ryun's high school mile mark Associated Press PRINCETON, NJ. Teenager Vince Cartier of Scotch Plains set a national schoolboy record for the mile here yesterday at the annual New Jersey interscholastic association indoor group championship meet. Cartier ran the mile in 4:06.6, breaking the 4.07 record set by Jim Ryun in 1966. Cartier, a senior at Scotch Plains School, led the field from the start, making the first quarter in 1.01, the second in 2.01:9, and the third in 3.03:2. He won the race by a half j lap. iKFSv A. ."V .".-' y-i ' ..wlin"''' "' J tmMKmr ' i pllllill 111 MBliiliif illillf 0 mmWMmgM ipiillpillllili ,IWW' iLKiliifflMl " " '-""' " 1 ' ' ' ' , , ' ' , s " i ';( ' '' - ' COMES THE DELUGE -- dejectedly in the midst of Norwood ends By Kevin Walsh Globe Staff "There was no way we were going to lose this one. You get that feeling that you can't lose,' Norwood coach Don .Wheeler kept repeating in his dress-ingroom that looked like the corner of Washington and Summer streets after the Bay State League team had defeated Arlington, 3-2, to win the Eastern Massachusetts Hockey Tournament championship. Years of frustration at being second best to Arlington in tourney finals over the past half dozen years ended shortly after 10 o'clock in near bedlam at Boston Garden where a majority of the 12,420 plus Red Sox win and all's well The sun shone in Winter Haven yesterday. The Red Sox beat the Phillies, 3-2. Rogelio M o r e t pitched three scoreless innings and no part of his anatomy hurt. Ben Oglivie got two more hits and so did Tommy Harper. Cheerful details, Page 33. an ABA single season scoring record (2523) last week before jumping to the Squires to sign a contract with the Phoenix Suns of the NBA yesterday. So Auerbach, who had gambled nothing, winds up considerably richer as a result of Scott's action. The Celitcs gave the Phoenix Suns the right to deal with Scott in return for an undisclosed amount of cash, and "a future consideration." That "future consideration" is believed to be the Sun's 6-7 cornerman Paul Silas. But because court litigation is taking place between the two leagues over the Scott matter, the transaction will be finalized only if Scott legally winds up with the Suns. Arlington goalie Chuck Cremcns stands paper fallout. Storm came after Norwood's roared their approval on the North Side of the old ; rink. Left winger Ed King, the guy who " came up with the clutch goal all season for the undefeated Norwood club,' came through again providing the winning goal with less than three minutes remaining in regulation play. "We worked on that play all year, and it never worked ... or maybe it worked once early in the season," said the rugged King, who has been called the heart and soul of a : spirited Norwood team. "But it worked tonight and we finally did it. We beat Arlington ;vfc V,- - V lis:. Which Answer: A and B. Today s Canadian Club is identical to the original formula Canadian whisky created by our founder, Hiram Walker, almost 100 carsajro. In those days, whisky -making was a sideline lor farmers. Using whatever grain was left after the auctions were done and the livestock provided for. But Mr. Walker was a knowledgeable grain merchant. He believed that a particular formulation of carefully chosen grains when distilled, aged ami blended just so would create whisk v of a unique character. Far abov e and apart from am other. Indeed it did! Hiram Walker had created" the etai wans tcnu net cw r Arlington reign, 3-2 "I was just standing outside the crease and Billy 'Clifford sent the puck along the ice. The goal-tender was still in the other corner of the net." All King had to do was have .his stick on the ice. He did, changing the direction: of the puck just enough to deflect it inside the near post. The winning goal ended a night of frustration for the Norwood club that had 40 shots on net to 10 for the defending champions, but trailed 2-1 with less than five minutes to Play- Norwood had jumped off to aa quick 1-0 lead 35 seconds into the game as the little second line that has v : Ilillllflllllll i :'!,xi-tt&-:,K , v -x-;-:-: wMy;iw- :W!S.5"::i :?:.i'.iS;'i'a one is the original Canadian whisky? it mm ua arwss ic. E:r?.rc Greg Walker scored at the 35-second mark of the first period in 3-2 upset win for EsMass Division I title. (Frank O'Brien photo) been overshadowed all season by names like King, Clifford and Martin saved their best effort for last. Greg Walker had that first goal picking up a loose puck in front of Arlington netminder Chuck Cremens and jamming it home. Arlington tied the score in the second period as Maurice Corkery stole the puck in the Norwood end from all-tournament de-fenseman Peter Brown, sending Alan Quinlan in alone on Bill Pieri. With the Norwood goaltender at his mercy, Quinlan flipped a well-placed shot up into the net. The Suburban League champions weathered a stormy second period and maamn 7S WMISKV J5 t TEARS MS US notf B v A 1 lightest whisky in the world. Sublimely smooth. An extraordinary marriage of delicate body and mellow llavor. Canadian Club was born. ' .Today, Mr. Walker's original formula remains unchanged. Canadian Club is still made the same wav. With tlte same ingredients. In the same place. Its taste is not found, nor has it ever been matched, in any other w hisky. Am w here. Trv the original C.C. tonight. And enjoy a taste ofhistorv. k s p; aici: yw: a string of penalties to get ' off the ice even. It looked like the Ar- ' lington jinx would hold true as it moved ahead 2-1 at the 2:24 mark of the final period. The Norwood defense yielded the puck again and Peter Noonan took a Quinlan pass to ' score from alone in front. But as Wheeler said when it was all over, "We ; knew we weren't going to lose this one," and his team didn't. The second line again came up with another big contribution, tying the game 2-2 at 7:39 as Kevin Hurley's blast from the left point came to Bill Deneiv, who had an open s ct, .a shoot at. He didn't miss. Division II story, Pg. 34. WWK MUESTT QyltN EtIZAKTH 'tt y sumiEB or. -cmmoux cum'' Wkmit : 5 WRAM WJIKER S SONS LIMITED ! i ..; WAL,llE,tM ,: : mm OLO (Ml . Mi ft. 4L. A. 4L. lk- M.Mkm jlfc-Pu-ftjftlw-SlwKAmrfciii,

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