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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, May 29, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Eleven
ROGER ROSSITER'S COLUMN
Sh e o key
The Philadelphia Flyers rule fabled "French Connection" line n
the hockey world again in 1975. of Gilbert Perreault, Richard p
Behind Conn Smythe Trophy Martin and Rene Robert in
winning goalie Bernie Parent, check throughout the final ser- i
the Flyers squelched the Buf- ies. Shero fed the French Con- b
falo Sabres' challenge in six nection a steady diet of Rick
games, the last a 2-0 shutout MacLeish, the playoff's lead- le
in Buffalo Tuesday night. ing scorer, Gary Dornhoefer
Parent tied a Stanley C u p and Ross Lonsberry and ground s
playoff record, recording f our the high scoring machine to a v
shutouts, and became the first near hault. c
player ever to cop the Smythe Perhaps the best tactical p
Trophy in successive seasons. mind in hockey today, Shero al- S
"Tonight, through the play- ways seemed to hold an ace in S
offs and the whole season, Ber- his hand just when the Flyers S
nie has proved he's the best needed it - for example, wing- n
goalie in the world," Flyer er Bob Kelly.
coach Fred Shero said in the Known more for his fistic con- s
jubilant Philadelphia dressing quests, ala teammate D av e f
room. "He (Parent) has no Schultz, Kelly became a cat- e
nerves." alyst for the normally h i g h w
powered Flyer offense. S'aero T
THE FLYERS proved their struck Kelly on the ice with
1974 Cup triumph was no fluke, Bobby Clarke to open the third
playing the tight checking period Tuesday night and the p
brand of hockey which t h e y "Hound" needed only 11 se- b
execute better than any other conds to pot the eventual a
team in the National Hockey Cup winning goal. b
Philadelphia held the Sabres' SHERO OFTEN departs frim P
Maior League Leaders
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
1lATTING (90 at bats) - Carew, BATTING (90 at bats) - San-
Min, .375; Munson, NY, .358; R. guillen, Pgh. .353; watson, Htn,
Wshite, NY, .344; Lynn, Bsn, .333; .344; Cash, Phi, .343; Brock, StL,
Vount, Mil, .330. .342; Morgan, Cin, .340.
RUNS - R. white, NY, 30; Otis, RUNS - Lopes, LA, 41; Cedeno,
KC, 28; M. Nettles, Cal, 26; Rivers, Htn, 34; Wynn, LA, 31; Winfield,
Cal, 26: Hisle, Min. 25; Randle, Tea, sD, 30: Kessinger, Chi, 29.
RUNS BATTED IN - Garvey, LA,
RUNS BATTED IN - McRae, 35; Watson, Htn, 34; Bench, Cin,
KC, 34; Horton, Det, 32; Hisle, Min, 33: wynn, LA, 33; Winfield, SD, 33.
31: Burroughs, Tex, 30; Tenace, HITS - Garvey, LA, 66; Cash,
Oak, 29. Phi, 61; Bosva, Phi, 59; Grubb, SD,
HITS - McRae, KC, 55; Mun- 57; Rose, Cin, 55.
Son, N.Y, 54; Rivers, Cal, 54; Orta, DOUBLES - Grubb, SD, 16; Mad-
Chi. 52; C. washington, Oak, 49. lock, Chi, 12; Millan, NY, 12; Bench,
DOUBLES - Chalk, Cal, 12; Mc- Cin, 12; Rose, Cin, 12; Cedeno, Htn,
Rae, KC, 12; Lezcano, Mil, 11; Rudi, 12.
Oak, 11; Singleton, Bal, 10; Dent, TRIPLES - Gross, Htn, 5; D.
Chi, 10. Parker, Pgh, 4; Brock, StL, 4;
;TRIPLES - Remy, Cal, 4; Riv- Metzger, Htn, 4; 8 Tied With 3.
ers, Cal, 4; Orta, Chi, 4; Evans, Bsn, HOME RUNS - Bench, Cin, 10;
3:; Spikes, Cle, 3; Porter, Mil, 3; R. wynn, LA, 10; Winfield, SD, 9; 7
White, NY, 3; Patek, KC, 3. Tied with 8.
HOME RUNS - Horton, Det, 10; STOLEN BASES - Morgan, Cin,
Carbo, Bsn, 8: Hisle, Min, 8; R. 21; Cedeno, Htn, 20; Lopes, LA,
Jackson, Oak, 8; Tenace, Oak, 8; 18; Brock, StL, 14; P. Mangual,
Burroughs, Tex, 8. Mon, 10.
STOLEN BASES - Rivers, Cal,
28; Otis, KC, 25; Patek, KC, 15; PITCHING (6 Decisiss) - Mrs-
Bonds, Y, 13; M. Nettles, Cal, 13; sersSith, LA,-2, .75, .58;u .
w. Davis, Tex, 13. Jeaes, SD, 6-2, .750, 1.58; Sutton
PITCHING (6 Decisions) - Kaat, LA, 8-3, .727, 1.73; McIntosh, SD,
Chi, 8-1, .889, 2.46; Blyleven, Min, 5-2, .714, 1.84; Burris, Chi, 6-3, .667,
5-1, .833, 3.36; Hughes, Min, 5-1, .833, 3.57; Barr, SF, 6-3, .667, 2.44; Fry-
1.43; Ryan, Cal, 8-2, .800, 2.25; Blue, man, Mon, 4-2, .667, 2.50; Koosman,
Oak, 8-2, .800, 2.98. NY, 4-2, .667, 4.50.
STRIKEOUTS - Ryan, Cal, 81; STRIKEOUTS - Sutton, LA, 85;
Blyleven, Min, 73; G. Perry, Cle 72; Messersmith, LA, 68; Seaver, NY, 57;
Busby, KC, 61; Blue, Oak, 59. Richard, Htn, 55; Gullett, Cin, 40.
ormal hockey strategy, em- coined the name
loying three sets of le ense- Bullies" for their'
men instead of the usual two, ference to the str
juggling his forward line com- the Flyers' home
inations and changing-lines at- Spectrum, is locat
most every minute to keep fresh But the Flyers"
egs on the ice. ed that image arou
The Philadelphia mentor in the playoffs. B
howed no emotion in a tele- ley, Schultz and
ision interview after the de- pont played sterli
isive sixth game. Already hockey and score(
lanning a return trip to the key goals. Clarke
oviet Union where he studied Leish proved that
oviet techniques last summer, true superstars ca
hero acted as though he had for their team th
o time to savor the victory. goals.
Hockey analyst Howie Meeker Not surprising to
aid time and again good de- servers, the Flye
ense will beat good Rffense challenge came fr
very time. To Shero those York Islanders it
words are more than a cliche. finals, a team Shy
hey are a fact of hockey life. the toughest in the
LAST SEASON most hoclcey Philadelphia nee
urists labeled the Flyers a seven games to e
unch of street fighting thugs Islanders who cam
who won not with nockey skills a three games to n
ut with flailing fists and in- knot the series.
imidation. The mesmerized
Philadelphia fans admiringly WILL COMPLA(
oad Street ally overtake the Flyers? Not if
oes, a re- Shero has anythina to s a y
a h e r e about it. The man has totally de-
ink, t h e dicated himself to the game.
"This team, every member of
1975 turn- it, is like my family, S h e r o
-- at least said. "I think more of them
wlers Kel- than I do of my wife and child-
idre D u - ren."
defensive In seventeen years of coach-
numerois ing, Shero's teams have finished
and Mar- out of the playoffs once. That
he game's should tell everyone tie kind of
do more coach Shero is.
just score The Flyers could well be on
,eteran oh- the verge of a dynasty which in
stiffest these days of rapid fire expan-
t fthe New sion and hellish coast to coast
the semi- travel seems almost impossible.
said was Arguments will rage over who
ague to in- means the most to the Phil-
adelphia franchise. Parent and
d the furl Clarke will gain plenty of sup-
dnate t h e port, but in my mind the man
back from behind the bench is the one who
e deficit to made it all possible. Witn Shero
at the controls Philadelphia
should remain a power for many
VCY f i n- years to come.
Purdue tops Italy
in f irst of
B E R G A M 0, Italy (P)--
Tom Scheffler's basket with
about f i v e seconds to go
Wednesday gave Purdue a 78-76
victory over the Italian national
The time of the winning bas-
ket was approximate because
there was no visible clock in
the gymnasium and final sec-
onds were counted aloud in
Italian by timekeepers.
Bruce Parkinson was high
scorer with 17 points. Scheffler
finished with seven and 10
215 S. ASHLEY
The game was the first in
Purdue's series of basketball
games with international teams
in Italy. A game Thursday
against the Italian Olympic
team was scheduled next.
BERNIE PARENT, (left) and
Bobby Clarke haul away t he
Stanley cup for the second year
in a row. Parent shut out the
Buffalo Sabres 2-0 in the final
game, and Clarke was named
the most valuable player n the
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