The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on May 3, 1973 · Page 27
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X , . PLANTE SIGNS ' QUEBEC A news conference was' called Wednesday" to announce the signing of Jacques Plante as general manager of the Quebec Les Nordiques of the World Hockey Association. Standing -up left "to right are Plante, Marius Fortier, viceresidet-of 8 Nordiques and Jaul Racine, president of the team; ' - (CP-Jwrral WlrtphoM Les Nordiques name Plante coach and GM QUEBEC (CP) Colourful Jacques Plante, who played in . the National Hockey League for 18 seasons, signed Wednesday as general manager and coach of Quebec Les Nor-, diques of the World Hockey Association. Plante, 44, one tf the game's outstanding goalten? ders and the first netminder ever to wear a face mask on a Tegular basis in games, agreed to a 10-year pact with Les Nordiques. Paul Racine, president of the Quebec leam, told a news conference that Plante was one of me most knowledgeable men in hockey and "will render innumerable services to ' -. the hockey team." Plante becomes the third coach of Les Nordiques. Mau- rice Rocker Richard, onetime - team-mate of Plante's with Montreal Canadiens, was Que-, - bee's initial coach. He Was replaced early in the season by -Maurice FUion, who will remain with Les Nordiques as - their chief scout. Marius Fortier, who was Les Nordiques' general man v ;V J V- ,;;'V;:-,r.q ager during the 1972-73 season, will stay on as a" vice-president of the club. There bad been persistent reports mat Plante would join Les Nordiques after the Stanley Cup playoffs. He started this season with Toronto Maple Leafs and was picked up by Boston Bruins for the final month of the NHL sea- son. HELPED CLUB He helped the Bruins climb over New York Rangers into second place in -the NHL's East Division, playing in eight games and allowing only 16 goals for a 2.00 goaJs-against average. He registered two shutouts and the Bruins lost one of the eight games in which he start-ed.- , But Plante's magic ran out in the playoffs and, after playing the first two games of-the Stanley Cup semi-final against New York Rangers, be was benched for the rest of the series. The Rangers won both the games- played in Boston and scored 10 times on Plante in the process. - J'OV- Harry Sinden, managing director of Boston Bruins, said earlier mis week he was sure that Plante would be back in Boston for the 1973-74 season. He said he had talked to Plante on Monday and Plante had assured him he would be back with the Bijiins. SINDEN 'SAD' ' In Boston, Sinden said he was "surprised and a little sad." "It's beautiful if he got such a big contract as coach and general manager, but it's still a tough way to do business," Sinden said. - - -" "I talked with Jacques Friday and he told me, 'give me a good deal and I'll stay.' We gave it to him, and we were counting upon him to play about 30 games for us next year. Then I began bearing reports and called him Tuesday. "He told me not to worry, our deal still stood. Now I get this news. He . probably had the contract with the other team when he -talked to me Tuesday. If that's true, I never want' to speak to him again." . " " . If "&JjH& Sj - ; - i ,.: -'Hi! Ireat her gentry; ' WINNIPEG (CP) - New England Whalers scored five unanswered goals in the third period Wednesday night to defeat Winnipeg Jets 7-4 and take a 2-0 lead in their World Hockey Association final. - Winnipeg led 4-2 going into the final period but the Whalers simply outskated and out-hit the smaller and slower Jets to take the victory. Third game in the best-of-seven series for the world trophy will be played tonight in : Winnipeg, Jim Dorey, Brit Selby, John French with two and John Cunniff scored the third-period goals after Tom Williams and Brad Selwood scored in the first and second periods. Chris Bordeleau scored two goals for Winnipeg with Norm Beaudin and Wally Boyer getting the others. The Whalers wasted little time tying the game in the third period. They drove the Jets back into their own end and did not let them out until Dorey and Selby had beaten Wakely on perfectpassing plays. SCORES NEAT GOAL Dorey made it 4-3 at 2.19, finishing off a play with Wil-' liams and Tom Webster. Just 49 seconds later, Selby scored the prettiest goal of the night The puck moved in rapid succession from Webster to Williams to Selby, who was all alone at the open side of the net. Summ ary t- lorn una) 'M3 Winnipeg, Bordau 4 (Hull, Beoudln) 3 New EnaJand. Wllllami 1 19.30. (Webster, Dorey 19.46 Penalties Green 4.21, 1140, Sutherland 15.23. Second Ptrletf 4 New England, Selwood 3 (Wllllami) 9 Winnipeg, Boyer 4 (Rousseau, Zonussl) Winnipeg, Bordelau S - (Hull, Woytowlch) Penalties Ley Ne, E 1.03. IWol Ptrfod 7 New England, Dorey 2 " . (WIMIsnVs, Webster) I New England, Selby 3 (Williams, Webster) 9 New England, French 1 (Ley, Selwood) 10 New England, CvnnHf (Byers) II New England, French 2 (Hurley, Dorey) Penalties None. Shots on goal by: New Enaland IS 1.47 5.59 2.19 3.M 9.03 10.16 18.59 4-24 Winnipeg 13 It 1336 , Goaiienoers; smith, New England Wakely, Winnipeg. Attendance: 0,655. -X Hulker,s Special Old Gentle Rye Wiisfcy. Defence man Larry Hpmung came close to giving Winnipeg .the lead When his slapshot went off the post behind Smith and the goal-light went on near the five-minute mark. But referee Bob Sloan, standing on the goal line, ruled the puck had' not crossed the line. j ' The Jets had other good scoring opportunities as ' they carried the play for about four minutes but failed to score. The Whalers went ahead for the first time in the game when French parked himself in the slot and deflected Rick Ley's low slapshot into the top corner. Then Cunniff scored the - The Ottawa Journal 27: TIIU3IP JETS 74 Whalers take 2-0 lead in series Thursday, May 3, 1973 , clincher on a low shot to the corner when Mike Byers sent him in on a breakaway. . ' Wakely .was outstanding through most of the game but was nearly abandoned by his team-mates in the final 20 minutes. He finished with 18 . saves while Smith kicked put 32 Winnipeg shots. . LINES HUSTLE . . , The Jets held their second-period lead on the strength o( i Wakely's goaltending and the hustle and checking of the for-. ward lines. Both clubs started the game : "itflihglyf ' testing Smith and Wakely often, but the Jets -' grabbed the lead after just 33 seconds when Beaudin banged hi Is John Surko From Poland Doing With All Those i . . " Left to right: John Surko, (Back Row) Ezio Timpano, Angelo Coscarella, Domenico Risdonnej (Front Row) Guiseppe De Palma, Antonietta Tardiola, Teresa Giovannitti. . : r .; r No matter what-country they came from, E. ,R. Fisher tailors have the special facility with the needle, thread and scissors that ? people from the "0d World" learn before they ever arrive in Can- ada. Once they have these. skills, it's easy to adapt to our ways of -doing jhings.j E. R. Fisher tailors know how to do their job well; and they take pride in their work. That's an important "plus" E. R. Fisher customers get with every purchase, ; be"! they . grandfathers: fathers, sons or grandsons. . , ' 4 E. I?. Fisher Men's and Boys' Wear Stores Open Friday Until ? p.m. 3 Shopping Centre Stores Also Open Thursday Evening v mflsJlBTiin). W i-m.l 8., Ji:Wl.'M'.'M.l.L GS-1973 -r OUR MM E. R. Fisher Tailors From llaly? 1973 -OUR in a rebound for his 11th goal of the playoffs. -The Whalers lost some of their offensive hustle shortly afterwards and appeared intent on trying to weather 'the Jets' determined forechecking and offensive thrust. ; , Smith was particularly -brilliant in the first 10 minutes, making sparkling saves off Beaudin in close and Danny Johnston twice, once on a breakway when the Winnipeg forward was forced to shoot from his knees ' after Ted Green tripped him from behind. As in the opening game in Boston, when the Whalers scored four goals in just over J:lli.'m,i.L i,:vnn 68th YEAR g8'. 68th YEAR MM four minutes after the Jets had taken a 1-0 lead, Winnipeg appeared to weaken near foe middle of the period. But Wakely came up with his finest saves off the sticks of Larry Pleau, French and Mike Byers to preserve the lead. .'.,; Bordeleau made it 2-0 back-handing a rebound in off Do-rey's leg but 26 seconds later Williams' soft shot from Inside the blueline fooled Wakely. The Whslers poured it brt early in the second period, taking advantage of Winnipeg's sloppy passing and erratic checking to tie the count on Brad Selwood's shot frorfl .the blueline. .'

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