The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, May 22, 1979-Page 15
MONTREAL (AP) - Jacques Lemaire scored
twice - including the second Stanley Cup-winning
goal of his career - and Rejean Houle added three
assists as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York
Rangers 4-1 last night and won their fourth con-
secutive NHL championship.
Before a jubilant crowd of 18,076, among them
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the Canadiens won
the cherished silver trophy at their Montreal Forum
home for the first time since 1968. They did it with the
overwhelming skating speed and pinpoint passing
that has been their trademark.
Rick Chartraw and Bob Gainey added goals in the
triumph, which marked the 12th consecutive playoff
series Montreal has won. Carol Vadnais scored for
New York, which last won the NHL title in 1940.
Lemaire, who scored the Cup clincher in 1976,
snapped a 1-1 tie with a power-play goal at 1:02 of the
second period, powering a 65-foot shot between the
feet of New York goalie John Davidson.
Gainey, a star throughout this five-game final
series and the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as
the playoffs' most valuable player, made it 3-1 at
11:01, converting a Doug Jarvis pass from five feet
away. Then Lemaire took a feed from Houle and
broke in on Davidson for the 20-foot backhand that
ended any hopes for New York, at 18:49 of the middle
The fans knew it, too. When the second period en-
ded, and Montreal had outshot New York 14-3, they
stood and rocked this hockey temple with an ovation
the Canadiens had earned.
But it paled by comparison to the roar that went up
when the 86-year-old Stanley Cup was taken from a
security room in the arena and carried to center ice.
Although the Canadiens have won six titles since 1968,
each has been clinched on the other team's ice.
The championship left Montreal one title away
from the all-time NHL record of five consecutive
championships they won under Coach Joe Blake from
1955-56 through 1959-60.
TIGERS BATTER GUIDRY FOR 13 HITS
Billingham sti les Yankees, 3-1
bullpen tenure, yielded 13 Bengal hits voluntary relief work, went the distan- win, putting two men aboard in the nin-
By ALAN FANGER yesterday, the most hits Guidry has ce, scattering eight Yankee hits, and th. But Billingham stood up to the test
Special to the Daily given up in one game in his career. raising his record to 4-3. and retired the side after Graig Nettles
DETROIT - Amid their potpouri of What's more, Guidry served up two key Guidry managed to keep the Tiger singled and Reggie Jackson had
rly-season troubles, the Tigers can runs in the late innings last night as the hits spread evenly through the first six walked.
lish one refreshing fact - Ron Guidry Tigers beat the world champions, 3-1, in innings, but two base hits in the seventh With nobody down, Chris Chambliss
n be beaten. front of 26,153 fans at Tiger Stadium. stanza were too much for last year's Cy hit a slow roller to Whitaker. The
The New York Yankees' southpaw IRONICALLY, Tiger starter Jack Young Award winner. Ron LeFlore Keystone Kids performed their ritual,
e (4-3) recently back from voluntary Billingham, who had frowned upon in- led off the inning by slicing a Guidry Whitaker feeding Alan Trammell who
fastball down the line in right for an converted the double play.
easy double. Biilingham then capped off the
Aftr Li Whita k whn hd hit dramatic win b striking out RoyvWhite
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RICHFIELD, Ohio-Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Bill Fitch and Cavaliers
President Nick J. Mileti announed yesterday that Fitch has been released
from the final two years of his contract as coach and general manager of the
Fitch, the only coach in the nine-year history of the expansion-born
Cavaliers, said "sometimes the actors need a new stage."
The Cavaliers were the worst team in pro basketball in their first
season, 1970-71, as they won only 15 games and lost 67. The team improved
steadily over the years, finally making the,playoffs and going all the way to
the Eastern Division finals against Boston in 1975-76. They also made the
playoffs the next two seasons, but failed to earn a post-season berth in 1978-
Fitch's overall NBA coaching record stands at 304-434, all with the
* * * *
Lots for Mott's
Most golf tournaments end with a single victor. The Sixth Annual
Mott Children's Hospital Golf Clasic, held last weekend on the Michigan golf
course and Radrick Farms, produced two winners. Paul Hanrath, an Ann
Arbor native, shot the lowest total for the 36-hole event, claiming top honors
for himself. But the real winner after the tournament was over was Mott
Hospital. Over $10,000 was raised by the golfers and area merchants to
benefit the Patient-Family Relations program at the institution.
Netters prove better
All prior missions have been accomplished by Michigan's women
netters, and now it's on to Iowa City for the final and most difficult objec-
tive-national championship honors.
Michigan qualified for the team competition in the AIAW national meet
last weekend in regional play, defeating Northwestern 9-0, and Ohio State by
a 5-4 count before losing to host and eventual champion Indiana.
The OSU thriller was a vengeful ego booster for the Wolverines, who'd
been on the short end of a 7-2 score the first time the two teams met this
season. With the match score deadlocked at four apiece, Ann Kercher and
Lisa Wood gutted out a three-set win in doubles play to give Michigan the
decisive ninth point against the Buckeyes.
Representing the Wolverines in the individual competition at Iowa City
will be Kathy Karzen, who qualified at the first singles slot. Karzen will also
compete for doubles honors with partner Barb Fischley.
After securing an at-large berth in the state championship at East Lan-
sing, Fischley and Karzen breezed through the regional fielf at French Lick,
Ind., in qualifying. The AIAW meet will run June 3-12, and is the last
scheduled competition this year for Coa ch Theodora Shepherd's team.
tIer Lou wia er, wn n au i 14141;wl vy lul U %yn~%
safely in his first three trips, bunted the on a full-count fastball before a
speedy centerfielder into scoring boisterous crowd which had been stan-
position, hot-hitting Steve Kemp ding for most of the inning.
stroked a curve to center which sent
LeFlore home with what proved to be
the winning run.
LANCE PARRISH, the other Tiger
swinging torrid timber, gave the
Bengals an insurance run in the eighth
with his fourth home run of the season.
The Bronx Bombers made the
veteran righthander scramble for his
Jack on track
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Rivers rof4.................. 5 0 1 0
Randolph 2b ............... 3 0 1 0
Munson c .................. 1 00-
Narron c .................. 2 0 0 0
Nettles 3b -................. 4 0 2 0
Jackson rf ................. 2 1 1 0
ChambIliss lb .............. 4 0 2 0
W hiteIf ................... 4 0 1 0
Spencerdh35................3 0 0 0
Dents- . . . 2 0 0 0
Totals - - - -.... . 29 1
ab r h bi
LeFlore c .......... 4 1 1 0
Whitker2b- -.3 0 3 0
Kem p -If ................... 4 0 1 1
Staubdh ................... 4 1 1 0
Parr-sh c........... 4 1 2 1
Jones-r-3 5 0 1 0
Rodriguez3b.... 4 5 0 1
Trammnell ss - --....... 3 0 1 0
Totals. . . . 33 3 1:3 2
New York-..... 010 000 000-1
Detroit- - - --.... . 00 100 lx-3
E-Thomnpon. IDP-New York 3. De'troit 3. LO0S
-New York 6, Detroit 8. 2S-Staub. Whitaker,
LeFlore. HR-Parrish (4). SS-Randolph. S-Dent,
IP H R ER BBSO
Guildry 1.4-33.............. 8 13 :3 3 1 s
Blllingham W 4-3 .......... 9 8 1 1 4 3
WP-Guidry. T-2:03. A-26.153.
Detroit3, New York I
Toronto 8 Cleveland I
Philadelphia ,St. Louis 3
Atlanta 2, Houston5
Montreal4, New York I
(Montreal wins series, 4 gaes to 1)
THE YANKEES tallied their only run
in the third. Reggie Jackson singled to
right, and breezed to third when Cham-
bliss' high-hopper skipped the bag at
second. Jackson them came home when
White hit into a double play.
The Tigers tied it in their fourth when
Rusty Staub doubled and went to third
on a Jason Thompson bounce-out. He
then scored when Guidry's slider got
away from catcher Thurman Munson.
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych will try for
his first win in more than a year when
the Bengals host the Yankees in the
second of the three-game set tonight.
Fidrych's mound opponent will be Luis
Tiant, who is looking for his first win as
eveyday to 6 pm.
Open 11:30 a. m.