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April 7, 1975

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Hull Gets 77th Goal For Record By United Press International Bobby Hull, hockey's "Golden Jet", was glowing a diamond studded shine Sunday night when he became the sport's most prolific single season scorer by collecting a record 77th goal. As his custom, Hull gave much of the credit for his goal-scoring feats this year to his "Swedish Connection" linemates—Ulf Nilsson and Anders Hedberg. "Doing something that no one else has been able to do is a great, great feeling," said Hull. "But it's more than just my feeling ... it's for the guys I played with all year. "We scored as a trio, not individuals. Everything that has happened, happened because of the three, make that five of us." The "five" included defense- men Lars-Erik Sjoberg and Mike Ford, with whom the Hull trio played most of the last part of the season. "I've really got to give credit to my two Swedes." Hull continued. "I could never have achieved this or any other marks we set this year without their fantastic work. Sure, we had a few bad periods, but overall it was a great, great year. We could have crowned it off by making the playoffs and if we had made them, anything could have happened." The record astounded Winnipeg Coach Rudy Pilous. "This record is much more incredible when you consider the hazards of scoring that many goals. Bobby was checked for 78 games this year. Esposito never had that because when he scored 76, there was no standard and people were just wondering what the record would be. But if Bobby would have had the straight checking, he could have gotten 10 more goals. In other WHA games, Houston halted Toronto 5-2. Vancouver beat Indianapolis 43, Minnesota edged Baltimore 65 in overtime and Edmonton topped Chicago 6-3. Aeros 5, Toros 2 Jim Sherrit and Frank Hughes each scored two goals and Mark Howe added a goal and two assists to lead Houston past Toronto. Before the game, which was attended by 15,127 fans, retiring Gordie Howe, whose two assists raised his point total to 98, was presented with gifts by civic officials. Blazers 4, Racers 3 Hugh Harris scored his 32nd and 33rd goals to pace Vancouver. Indianapolis applied pressure late in the game but goalie Don McLeod thwarted its efforts. Fighting Saints 6, Blades 5 Gary Gambucci completed a hat-trick at 21 seconds of overtime to lift Minnesota over Baltimore. The Blades had led with eight seconds left but Wayne Connelly tied the score. Oilers 6, Cougars 3 Bruce MacGregor's scored two goals to lead Edmonton over Chicago. Rookie Mike Rogers scored his 35th goal for Edmonton. East w. 1.1. pis gf ga x-New England 43305 91274279 Oe\<elar,d 35403 73236258 Chicago 30461 64261312 Indianapolis 18573 42216338 West w 1.1. pts gf ga x-Houston 53240 109367243 San Diego 43314 90326268 Phoenix 39 31 8 86 300 265 NSnnesota 42333 91 308 .'79 Baltimore 21 52 4 51 202 337 Canadian w. 1.1. pts gf ga x-Quebec 46 33 0 M .133 299 Toronto 43 32 2 88 347 301 Winnipeg 38355 81 322 293 Edrmnton 36 36 4 80 279 279 Vancouver 36402 76254271 x-clinchcd division title Sunday's Results Vancouver 4 Indianapolis 3. aft Minnesota 6 Baltimore 5 Houston 5 Toronto 2 San Diego 5 Winnipeg 5 Edmonton 6 Chicago ,') Peffy Triumphs NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C. (UPI) - Richard Petty, one of the biggest record-setters on the NASCAR circut, Sunday walked away with his 12th win on the North Wilkesboro Speedway, his 168th career victory, his fourth win in Winston Cup point competition this season and a stronger lead on the Winston standings. He did it all at the Gwyn Staley 400 NASCAR stock car race here Sunday to win $6,675. Cale Yarborough of Timmonsville, S. C., was second in his Chevrolet in the race. Petty led in his Dodge 311 of the 400 laps of the race. The 37- year-old Randleman, N. C., native now has 235 Winston Cup points. Third place went to Buddy Baker of Charlotte, N. C., in his Ford. Baker was followed by Dave Marcus of Sky land, N. C., in his Dodge and Lenny Pond of Peterburg, Va., was fifth in his Chevrolet. Sixth place was held down by Benny Parsons of Elerbe, N. C., in his Chevrolet. The top qualifier of the race, Darrell Waltrip of Franklin, Tenn., drove his Chevy to seventh place. Monday. April 7, 1975, THE HERALD. Provo, Utah-Page 7 Islanders Score NHL Victory TOM WEISKOPF coaxes in an eagle putt on the ninth hole to shoot a 68 in winning the Greater Greensboro Open by three strokes over Al Geiberger. Weiskopf was second last week to Jack Nicklaus at the Heritage Classic. Johnny Miller was eight strokes back but continued his money lead on the PGA tour. Weiskopf Cruises to Win In Last Masters' Warmup By United Press International The New York Rangers will be getting their wish, but it may just turn out to be a nightmare. The Rangers, in suffering a 64 defeat at the hands of the New York Islanders, will now have to face their crosstown arch-rivals in first round Stanley Cup Playoff action which begins Tuesday night. A win or a tie would have given the Rangers a higher point, total than Pittsburgh and a more favorable playoff pairing. "Really, finishing ahead of Pittsburgh didn't motivate us at all," said Ranger Rod Gilbert. "We want to play the Islanders and show them who's boss. When the bell rings Tuesday, the money will be on the line. Then we'll see who's really better." If recent form is any indication—the Islanders have convincingly beaten the Rangers twice in the last eight days —the Rangers, who've been the boss of "The Apple" since the Islanders inception three years ago, may be in for a demotion. The victory is significant because it marked the first time the Islanders have ever beaten the Rangers on Madison Square Garden ice. Although the Rangers and Islanders both finished with 88 points, the Rangers were awarded second place and the home-ice advantage in the "expressway series" by virtue of more overall victories. "What we proved tonight was that we can beat them here, there or anywhere," said the Islanders all purpose defense- man Dennis Potvin. "It was a lift, a real ego builder for us. It'll be our pride, confidence and desire vs. their experience. I'm sure we can overcome that with our aggressiveness.'' Coach Al Arbour concurred saying, "It should provide us with a big psychological lift." Rookie Clark Gillies' 25th goal at 9:46 of the third period proved to be the winner. It gave the Islanders a 5-3 lead. Ranger Rick Middleton narrowed the margin GREENSBORO, N. C. (UPI) — Tom Weiskopf, a win under his belt for the first time since 1973 and his swing back to near perfection, figures he has about as good a chance as anybody to claim the coveted Masters championship. "There's no reason I can't go into that final hole at Augusta with a chance to win," he said after pocketing $45,000 for winning the Greater Greensboro Open (GGO) Sunday. "I've got a good chance at winning in Augusta and a better chance than 90 per cent of the field," he said. Weiskopf showed why in the GGO. leading the tournament every round and cruising down Sunday's home stretch with a three-under-par 68 for a total of 275, nine under par on the 6,700- yard Sedgefield Country Club Course. AJ Geiberger, who won his sixth career tournament last year at Sahara, fired his second straight five-under 66 Sunday to finish in second place at 278, six under par and three strokes back of Weiskopf. Weiskopf was a last-minute entry in the GGO, deciding to come only after finishing second to Jack Nicklaus in the Heritage Classic a week earlier. He was obviously pleased that he did. Not only did he become $45,000 richer and move into third place behind Nicklaus and Johnny Miller on this year's money winnings list, he proved his game is back where it was in 1973, when he won four events on the tour plus the World Series of Golf, the British Open and the South African PGA championship. "This tournament has given me some great satisfaction," said Weiskopf. "It has taken me three hard months of work to get my swing back to where it was in 1973." he said. "Now, I'm pretty satisfied with my mental attitude; I'm patient and my concentration is excellent." Lee Trevino, who won his 18th career victory at the Florida Citrus Tournament earlier this year, finished in fourth place, six strokes behind Weiskopf at 281, three under par. Jerry McGee, a 31 -y e a r-o 1 d consistent money-winner in his eight-year stint on the tour without a win, was third at four-under-par 280. Trevino finished up with ;i 68, and McGee did the same. Dave Hill was alone in fourth place at 282, two under par, after a final round of one-under-par 70. Johnny Miller, who missed the cut for the first time in two years at the Heritage Classic, got some momentum back for the Masters with a 283, one under par, good for a tie for fifth place with 40- year-old Ken Still. Miller wound up with an even-par 71 Sunday, while Still had a 72. The $7,650 Miller earned gave him $127,995 for the year as he continued to Steigemeir, Fuller Gain Freestyle Ski Trophies SNOWBIRD, Utah (UPI) Mark Steigemeir of Boise, Idaho and Genia Fuller of Framingham, Mass., won the Grand Prix Freestyle Championships for 1975 Sunday. Steigemeir finished a poor 14th in the aerial event Sunday of the World Freestyle Championships but it was enough to give him the $19,000 Grand Prix for the six event season. Fuller won $9,000 in the women's Colgate Grand Prix and took first place in Sunday's aerials. Another Idahoan, "Airborne" Eddie Ferguson of Boise, finished 2nd in the men's Midas Grand Prix and took home $4,000. Twin sisters Ellen and Marion Post of Averill Park, N.Y., won second and third in the women's grand prix. In Sunday's aerials, Bob Grossman of Pico Peak, Vt., took first with Ferguson second. Scott Brooksband of Stillwater, Minn., won the overall title of the Snowbird event, the sixth and final event on the tour. John Eaves was second overall with Stiegemeir third and Grossman fourth. In the women's aerials, Nancy Gillis took second with Joanie Teoriy third. Blalock Wins Golf Tournament TOKYO (UPI) -Jane Blalock shot back-to-back birdies on the 15th and 16th holes Sunday to knock stubborn Sayoko Yamazaki out of the lead and capture the $33,333 World Ladies Golf Tournament by one stroke. Miss Blalock took a one stroke lead over Miss Yamazaki into the final round but lost the margin when she bogeyed the second hole. The two remained even until the eighth hole when Miss Yamazaki carded a bogey. They exchanged bogeys once more before Miss Blalock shot the consecutive birdies. Miss Yamazaki holed a 30- foot chip shot on the 18th for a birdie to cut the final margin to one stroke, but Miss Blalock calmly two-putted the three stroke hole for a par. Miss Blalock, who won the $70,000 LPGA Karsten-Ping Open in Phoenix, Ariz., last week, finished the tournament with a one-under par 221 in taking home the $6,666 first place purse. Miss Yamazaki won $3,333 for her runner-up finish. Golf Results The Timpanogos Men's Golf Association defeated Tri-City golfers 30-14 at Tri-City in one of the first intra-valley matches of the year. Spanish Fork defeated Orern 23' 2-20M; in another match. •T/irujr-Back Co/far' TOILET TANK BALL America'* largest Seller The efficient Wglor Matter Instantly ttopi Iho How of water after each flushing. $1°° AT HARDWARE STORES at 17:46 only to see Eddie Westfall score an open net iasurance goal with one second remaining Both coaches used four forward lines and Emile Francis used both Ed Giacomin and Gilles Villemure in goal. In other games: Philadelphia beat Atlanta 6-2. Montreal defeated Detroit 4-2, Chicago blanked Minnesota 3-0, Washington surprised Pittsburgh 84, St. l/iuis squeaked by Kansas City 3-2, Boston and Toronto tied 4^1, and Los Angeles and California played to a 1-1 tie. Flyers 6, Hames2 Philadelphia wrapped up the MIL regular season overall championship with their 51st triumph. The Flyers, the only team in the NHL to score 50 or more victories this season, actually finished in a tie in points at 113 with Buffalo and Montreal. Goaltender Bemie Parent won the Vezina Trophy for the second coasecutive season. Canadtens 4, Red Wings 2 Serge Savard scored two goals to give Montreal its margin of victory before the largest crowd ever to see a game in Detroit. The two points enabled Montreal to tie Philadelphia and Buffalo for most points in the NHL. Blackhawks 3, Northstars 0 Tony Esposito turned back 26 shots and scored his sixth shutout and his third straight at home against Minnesota to give Coach Billy Reay his 500th National Hockey League win in a nationally televised game. Capitals 8, Penguins 4 Stan Gilbertson scored four goals to pace Washington. The victory enabled Capitals to finish with an 8-67-5 record, the worst mark in NHL history. Pittsburgh completes regular season play at Czech Squad Defeats U.S. MUNICH, Germany (UPI) The United States, anxious to snap a three-game losing streak, takes on Sweden today as the World Ice Hockey Championships swing into their second week. The American squad meets the Swedish team just before Poland, tied with the the United States in the tournament cellar, plays Finland. The U.S. team, 17 of whose 20 members arc college players, has been finding the going tough against Europe's pros and semipros but has been improving markedly in each game. Sunday it held Czechoslovakia, the tournament favoritie, to a 33 tie in the first period before the Czechs turned on the power to win 8-3. "We played more aggressively and our tactics worked," said Bob Johnson, the U.S. coach. "We have to experiment as we go along because we have only played together for three weeks." Johnson said he would probably keep Bob Lundeen of the University of Wisconsin as his new center "and move our more aggressive players up front" against the Swedes. Jim Warden, the All-America goalie from Michigan Tech, had an outstanding game against the Czechs and was credited with 54 saves, but Johnson said Blaine Comstock would start against the Swedes. "We have two excellent goalies and we arc alternating them. Jim is very, very tired after his terrific game. That kind of game for a goaltender takes a lot out of you," Johnson said. The Swedes, according to a straw poll among journalists here, are third favorites in the tournament after the Czechs and the Russians, who are both idle today, and a U.S. victory would be a major upset. 37-28-15. Blues 3, Scouts 2 Garry Unger scored a goal and added an assist to lead St. Louis. The win lifted the Blues into second place in Division II, with a 38-35-8 record. Unger's assist helped Larry Sacharuk become the sixth defenseman in NHL history to score 20 goals in one season. Bruins 4, Leafs 4 Don Marcotte's goal at 17:43 of the final period earned the tie for Boston. Bobby Orr added two goals for the Bruins, which ended the season winless in its last seven games. Both teams open first round playoff action Tuesday—Boston against Chicago and Toronto against Los Angeles Kings 1, Seals 1 Lirry Patey's 25th goal at 7:25 of the second period lifted California to a tie with I^os Angeles. The Kings had taken a 1-0 lead in the first period on Tom Williams' 24th goal. National llockcy Ij-agw Standings By United IVss Irternatlonal Division I w. It. pts g{ ga x-lliiliidclphia 51 IK II 117293 181 NY Hangers 37 29 14 92 319 276 NY Islanders 3.12522 92264221 Atlanta .1431 15 85243233 Division 2 w. 1.1. pts gf ga X-Vancouver 38 32 10 86 271 254 St Ittiis 3531 14 84269267 Chicago 3735 8 82268241 Minnesota 2.150 7 53221341 Kansas City 1554 11 43 184328 Division 3 , w.l.tpts gf ga x-Mcrtreal 47 14 19 115.174225 las Angeles 42 17 21 105 269 185 Pittsburgh 37 28 15 93 326 289 Detroit 23 45 12 60 259 335 Washington 8 67 5 2V 181 445 Division 4 w. 1.1. pts gf ga x-Buffalo 491615113354240 Boston 402614 97345245 Toronto 313316 81280309 California 194813 51212316 x-clinched division title \_ Livestock lor your production noeds-- fesd.stock, equipment. Lei's talk' ~~Dick Phillip!, Mgr Utah Livestock PCA S.L.C. (801) 322-5603 lead the year's money list after three earlier wins. Maurice Bembridge of England wound up the tournament with a two-under-par 69 and finished alone at even-par 284. Weiskopf said he played "perfect golf" for 12 holes, before running into back-to- back bogeys on 13 and 14. He got his first birdie of the day on No. 5, a par four, by hitting a seven iron to within 15 feet and sinking the putt. He followed with a birdie on No. 6, a par five, hitting a putter from the edge of trees around the green to within •about a foot, then making the putt. He eagled the par five ninth hole, laying his second shot with a five iron to within 10 feet of the cup and making the putt to make the turn with a 32, four under par for the day and 10-under for the tournament. Then came the bogeys. He three-putted No. 13 from 45 feet for the first, then pulled his drive on 14 into the trees to wind up with another. At that point, Weiskopf slumped to eight under par for the tournament and McGee appeared threatening, going six under par with a birdie on No. 15. But McGee double-bogeyed No. 16 and fell out of contention. Weiskopf came back to birdie the 17th hole,' sinking a 30-foot putt for the three-stroke margin over Geiberger. Geiberger put together a dazzling round of six birdies matched against a single bogey. "I thought I'd have to shoot 66 to win the tournament," he said. "I did and I didn't come close.. Tom was really swinging well and he made the clutch putts when he had to." Arnold Palmer tied Geiberger for the best round of the day, shooting a 66 in the morning cold. He finished at 288, four over par, but good for a $2,305 check and some confidence going into the Masters. Lee Elder had the most remarkable shot, sinking a five iron shot from 181 yards out on the 14th hole for a double-eagle two. Elder, who will be the first black to play in the Masters this week, finished the day with a two-under 69 and ended the tournament at 286, one over par. "I'm playing with a lot of confidence," he said. 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