PAGEB-8 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15,1995 SPORTS PRESSREPUBLICAN - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. CARDINALS... Continued from B-l (5-12-17) while goaltender Bill Sammartino (10-4, 3.07) and defenseman Scott Simon (0-1-1) did not return to school. Defenseman D.J. MacPhail (3- 10-13) will take the season off for medical reasons. \We still have a good group of- guys coming back and with the 12 new kids, I think we'll be competitive and a fun team to watch,\ Emery continued. Captain Jeff Azar, who has been overseeing the Cardinals' preseason exercises to now, shares Emery's enthusiasm. \These (captain's) practices are kind of like pond hockey; 15 minutes of drills and then a lot of scrimmaging. But you can tell who has the skills, who can skate. I think we're going to have, better skaters and be more physical this year. What you can't tell is who's going to adapt to the system.\ The newest Cardinals will be introduced to Emery's system to- day at 8 a.m. \The young guys don't know what to expect,\ Emery said. \They're still talking to me like I'm one of their buddies. That's going to change Sunday morn- ing. Cardinal recruits Armond Latulippe (forward/ defense, 5-10, 185, Westfield, Mass.) — Emery: A transfer from U-Mass-Amherst, Armand has the ability to play forward or defense. A heavily sought after recruit two years ago, out of the Springfield Olympics junior pro- _he opted for a shot at Divi- Known for his soft hands ,alnd playmaking ability, >atulippe will definitely add strength to both the forward and defense positions. Evan Sylvester (forward, 6-2, 190, Hanson, Mass.) — Emery: A transfer from Kent State Univer- sity, Evan played two seasons ago for the Golden Flashes. How- ever, when the school dropped its hockey program, Evan opted for a season in the United States Hockey League, playing for the Waterloo (Iowa) Blackhawks. Evan's rangy size and strong background should be a great addition to the center position. Ryan Flanagan (forward, 5-10, 170, Chazy Lake) — Emery: A transfer from Babson College, where he suffered a knee injury, Ryan comes to Plattsburgh with four years of eligibility. A former standout at Northfield Mount Hermon prep school, Ryan displays great hockey sense and playmaking ability. Ryan, a true center, has great lateral skating ability, an ability to avoid at- tackers and find the open man. Ryan should help fill tne void at center left by John Wells and Steve Moore. Joe Russo (defense, 6-2, 195, Bohemia) — Emery: Joe comes to Plattsburgh out of junior hockey, having played the last two seasons with the Omaha Lancers and the Northern Iowa Huskies. Two seasons in the highly respected U.S.H.L. should be great preparation for Joe. Joe's good size and strength, along with his great ability to break out of the defensive zone and find the open man, should provide the defense corps with great depth. Jason Cormier (defense, 5-9, 190, Amherst, Nova Scotia) — Emery: Jason, out of school in Kent Hills, Me., arrived in Platt- sburgh after putting on needed size over the summer. Although small in height, Jason makes up for it in heart and desire. With his stocky frame and puckhandling ability, Jason has the ability to hold off attackers and move the puck ahead to the open man. The addition of Jason will bring added competition to the blue line. Tim Pelletier (forward, 5-5, 145, Tyngsboro, Mass.) — Emery: Tim comes to Plattsburgh as one of the smallest forwards since the arrival of John Wells. Out of Trinity-Pawling Prep School, Tim has always been praised by his coaches as a great leader with a great work ethic. A total workhorse while on the ice, Tim should add strength to the center position, a position where only two players return. Travis Duhaime (forward, 5-8, 165, Cornwall, Ont.) -r Emery: Travis arrived in Cardinal Coun- try in tip-top shape with the ex- treme desire to also fill the void at the center position. Travis's great skating ability is very con- ducive to the U.S. college game. He should have a great future south of the border. Look for Travis to be a \\ for the Cardinal attack. Jason Gordon (forward, 5-10, 160, Ottawa, Ont.) — Emery: Jason comes to Plattsburgh after play- ing junior hockey in the Ottawa Valley League. Before being traded last season to the Cumberland Grads, Jason played for former Plattsburgh Cardinal Bruce Bullard, coach of the junior Ottawa Senators. A natu- • ral goal-scorer, Jason should add depth to the scoring attack. A left-handed shot, Jason is also capable of playing the off-wing allowing him to better his scoring touch. Troccy Belanger (forward, 6-2, 170, Merrimack, N.H.) - Emery: Tracey is another forward with great offensive ability. His size should be a threat to opponents, definitely from the blue line in where Tracey always has been an asset to his teams. Hopefully, Tracey's offensive prowess as a member of the Granite State (N.H.) Stars will continue as a Cardinal. LA. Ross (forward, 5-11, 175, Swanton, Vt.) — Emery: A heavily sought after recruit two years ago, L.A. finally arrived after spending the season playing for the Waterloo (Iowa) Blackhawks in the U.S.H.L. Be- fore that, L.A. was a teammate of current Cardinals Pat O'Neil and Mickey Gebb on the Niagara Scenics junior team. A physical winger who goes to the net very hard, L.A. should provide im- mediate physical play while get- ting his share of scoring oppor- tunities as well. Bryant Perry (forward, 5-6, 170, Colchester, Vt.) - Emery: Played junior hockey for the Granite State Stars along with classmate Tracey Belanger. Bryant has a lot in common with former Car- dinal favorite Brent Beyor, who was also a teammate with the Stars before coming to Platt- sburgh last season. Although small in size, Bryant exhibits a very aggressive style of play and will be a great asset to a well- known aggressive style of play. Jake Busniuk (forward, 5-10, 165, Binghamton) — Emery: formerly of Thunder Bay, Ont., Jake has a rich background in hockey. His father is an assistant coach with the Binghamton Rangers of the American Hockey League, the top farm club of the New York Rangers. Jake has good size and skating ability. The coaching staff will look to Jake pick up where he left off last year, leading the Binghamton Junior Rangers in many statistical areas. No triumphant return for racing's Cordero By ED SCHUYLER JR. AP Racing Writer AP Photo Angel Cordero is hugged by granddaughter Aman- da, right, and daughter Julie, both 9. NEW YORK - The cheers, if not re- sounding, were heartfelt when the Bel- mont Park track announcer thundered, \And they're off, and there goes Cordero.\ On Saturday, Angel Cordero rode in New York, where he was a colorful and controversial presence for more than a quarter century, for the first time since serious injuries in a spill at Aqueduct in 1992 forced him to retire and become'a trainer. Cordero went to the front on Devils Marble in the second race, but the colt faded at the head of the stretch to finish fifth in the maiden race for 2-year-olds on a card of 10 races for New York-breds. \The horse broke so good,\ Cordero said. \I never saw a first-time starter break like that. I just let him go out there, and when I found out he didn't want to be there (on the lead), it was too late.\ Still, there was' applause for Cordero, riding a 10-1 shot, and he was asked to sign autographs on the way to the jockeys room. Cordero, however, heard boos when he finished second on Fourstars Allstar to Pride of Summer in the Mohawk on the grass. Fourstars Allstar and Cordero now are expected to compete in the Breeders'. Cup Mile on the turf Oct. 28 at Belmont. In three other races, all stakes, Cor- dero's mounts finished fifth, sixth and 10th. The spill at Aqueduct on Jan. 12, 1992, left him with a broken arm, three broken ribs and serious internal injuries. He an- nounced his retirement May 7 of that year. Cordero's wife, Marjorie, who has taken over the training of his stable, was not in the sparse crowd that welcomed Angel back on a damp day. Asked what she said when he left home to ride five mounts, Cordero said, \All she said was that she wanted me to come home safe.\ In attendance was Dr. Gary Wajder, one of Cordero's two physicians, who was not in favor of Cordero riding again. Walder also accompanied Cordero to Puerto Rico, where on Oct. 1 he ended his long layoff by-finishing first and second in two races at El Commandante. Cordero said he came back because he wants to quit on his terms and not because he had to. \I've worked so hard to get where I got that I think I can follow my own wishes,\ he said. \I don't, want to come back per- manently, and if I thought I'd make money in these few races I'd be crazy. I just wanted to be able to leave on my own terms. It's not on my mind to do this permanently.\ < In fact, Cordero only plans to ride only Thursday and Friday of Breeders' Cup week, on Breeders' Cup day and in a race in the Dominican Republic on Dec. 9. Cordero trained Rogues Walk, who ran in the fifth, but had to give up his license because he did not train the other horses _ he rode Saturday. He said he will resume training after the Dominican race. \In my short time training I think I've done very well . . . I'm getting better horses and they're running in better races,\ he said. Ask Babe: Aaron memorabilia remains in demand Dear Babe: I have a Sport Magazine, 1958, All-Star Selec- tion card of Hank Aaron (No. 488) and was wondering how much it is worth. It's in good shape and I believe it is an original. Michele Bass Somerville, Tenn. Dear Babe: I have a baseball card with Mickey Mantle and Hank Aarbn featured together as World Series batting foes. (No. 418, T.C.G.). Is there any value for this card? I plan to give it to my grandson. Gloria Teel Independence, Mo. Two questions about Hank (he wasn't called Henry until later in his career) Aaron Topps cards from 1958 — nei- ther of which is his regular card. The '58 All-Star cards are among my favorites. Aaron, who is one of a number Hall of Famers included in the subset, lists for $125. As always, Mickey Mantle's card is the most valuable in the subset at $275. The card featuring Aaron and -Manile-Usts-for-$225. As—-found for Aaron's regular card, there are two versions of No. 30. The regular card with his name in -white letters lists for $225, while the version with his name in yellow letters books for $450. Dear Babe: Any idea of the value of a baseball I own that was signed by both Hank and Tom Aaron in what must have been the mid '60s? Mark S. Kitchen Powell, Wyo. It must be an Aaron kind of day. You've got the signatures of the brothers who hit more home runs than any other siblings in baseball history — 768. Of course, Henry hit 755 of those and really didn't need any help from Tommie, who chipped in 13. A ball with Henry Aaron's signature lists for $40 in Tuff Stuff. I doubt that Tommie's signature has much affect on the value. How- ever, a vintage Aaron (Hank) signature signed more than 30 years ago should be worth a lit- tle more than the $40 for a ball signed recently at a show. Dear Babe: / have a Schut- ter-Johnson Candy Corp card, No. 3, \Major League Secrets\ Cuyler's base running tips. What is a card like this worth? ' Robert E. Cook Rio Rancho, N.M. The candy company issued a_ 50-card set- around 1930, ac- - SCWPre HOWARD NEWS SERVICE cording to the The Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards. There are drawings of players on the fronts with baseball tips on the backs. Cuyler lists for $50. The set books at $3,500. Babe Ruth (No. 26) tops the set at $450 with Lou Gehrig (No. 20) at $300 and another Ruth card (No. 42) listed at $250. Dear Babe: A few years ago, I azLolcL.pro.gram in the at- tic. It is the official program of the baseball centennial held in Cooperstown in 1939. Any idea of its value? Sharon Kirsch Cazenovia, N.Y. I wish your letter had arriv- ed before my trip to Cooper- stown. I'm sure there's one or two for sale there. You don't quite have a \one-of-a-kind\ item, but it's pretty close. I've not seen it listed. Based on the photocopy, it's looks like it's in good shape and whoever kept score, did a nice neat job. I checked with Bob Cresthol co- author of The Baseball and Sports Publications Price Guide. He estimated the value between $250-$500 for the right collector. He emphasized it was just a ballpark figure. This isn't a geography column, but I checked the map and it's looks like you're only a couple of hours from Cooperstown. You could check out the shops to see if one was for sale and for how much. Dear Babe: I received a base- ball from my grandfather many years ago. The ball has the signatures of Wes and Rick Ferrell, Dutch Leonard, and Harry Kelly among others. I think it is from the Washington Senators 1927 team. Could you please tell me what the value of such a ball ~~ = ~^esi\Jes sentimen- tality? Marc Fortain Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Checking Total Baseball, it looks like you have a 1938 Senators team baseball. The Complete Guide to Baseball Memorabilia lists a Senators ball from '38 in the $308-$462 range if it has the signatures of players you named along with Al Simmons and Goose Goslin. Dear Babe: I have been your reader for a long time. I never saw a question you didn't an- swer. I have a question about comic books. I have a 1951 Fawcett Publications with True Stories of Baseball's Hall of Fame, Jackie Robinson (No. 5), Phil Rizzuto and Eddie Stanky. Any idea on their value? Walter J. Cybulski New Bedford, Mass. Flattery will get you every- where. The Baseball and Sports Publications Price Guide has two pages on base- ball comic books. It does not list publishers, so it's hard to be absolutely sure the comic books listed are the ones you have. However the years of publication and names match. It lists a set of six Jackie Robinson comics with No. 5 valued at $200 in \near-mint\ condition. A Rizzuto from '51 is listed for $300 with Stanky from '51 at $150. Babe note: Fleer is offering collectors — especially young ones — a couple of alternatives to throwing away basketball pack wrappers. Along tradi- tional lines, fans can get an uncut sheet featuring all 27 cards in the Flair \Hardwood Leader\ insert set by sending in five wrappers from Fleer, Fleer Ultra or Flair packs along with $4.95. Young collectors between the ages of 1-12 and 13-18 can enter the \Design Your Own Fleer NBA Card Contest.\ The top prize in each age group will be a trip for four to the NBA's All-Star Jam Session in Febru- ary in San Antonio. Just send a card design with your name, address and age on the back of the design and five wrappers from Fleer, Ultra or Flair packs. Collectors can use \official\ entry forms that can be found at card shops and in ads in sportscard publications or sim- ply include your name, address and age on 3x5 card with your entry of uncut sheet request. The address for both offers is; Design Your Own Fleer NBA Card, Box 4155, Chester- town, MD 21690. Devils' defense adds to Habs' frustrations Th« Associated Pr«»i MONTREAL - The New Jersey Devils' defense continued its airtight play behind goaltender Martin Brodeur and the Canadiens' frustration mounted as the Stanley Cup champions defeated Montreal 4-1 Saturday night. Brodeur made 40 saves before he was beaten with two seconds left when Mark Recchi tipped in a pass by Vincent Damphousse on a last-minute power play. Brodeur and the Devils (3-0) have allowed only two goals this season. Neal Broten and Denis Peder- son scored in the first period while Randy McKay and John MacLean had goals in the second for the Devils, who managed only 17 shots on a still-struggling Patrick Roy. The Canadiens dropped to 0-4, their worst start since 1938-39 when they lost seven straight to open the season. But they hardly looked like a team that wants coach Jacques Demers fired, as some have speculated. They outshot the Devils 13-6 in the first period and 17-8 in the second. Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 0 TORONTO - Rookie Niklas Sundstrom scored his two first NHL goals in the third period to give the New York Rangers a win over the Toronto Maple f Leafs. Sundstrom was hovering on the lip of the crease when the puck emerged from under a heap of bodies and he whacked it past a sprawled Felix Potvin at 7:57 to spoil a superb effort by Toron- to goaltender. On the next play of the game, the Maple Leafs thought they had the tying goal when Doug Gilmour scored into an open net. The goal was left unprotected when Ranger goalie Mike Richter got caught out of position. There .was no way he could have scrambled over to stop Gilmour's shot, but because he was slightly interfered with by Zdenek Nedv- ed, referee Terry Gregson called off the goal and sent Nedved to the penalty box for goalie inter- ference. Sundstrom clinched the win at 13:48 on a shorthanded two-on- one with Mark Messier. He finished off the play with a shot to the short side over Potvin's glove. Whalers 3, Blackhawks 2 HARTFORD, Conn. - Hart- ford forward Steven Rice scored on a slapshot from the left, circle with 2:40 left to cap a comeback victory over Chicago. ^ i Flyers 3, Islanders 0 UNIONDALE - Mikael Renberg's goal at 8:02 of the third period broke a scoreless tie, and Dominic Roussel stopped 19 shots for his fifth career shutout as Philadelphia beat the New York Islanders. Penguins 5, Mighty Ducks 2 PITTSBURGH - Tomas Sandstrom and Jaromir Jagr each scored two goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Mario Lemieux had three assists and has 11 points in four games. Capitals 2, Lightning 0 LANDOVER, Md. - Jim Carey stopped 21 shots for his fifth career shutout and Kelly Miller scored a shorthanded goal to lead the Washington Capitals past Tampa Bay. Stars 6, Bruins 5 DALLAS — The Dallas Stars scored three goals in the final 49 seconds, including Guy Carbon- neau's winner with 4.4 seconds to play, for a 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. The Stars trailed 5-3 before\ Kevin Hatcher knocked a re- bound past Boston goalie Craig Billington with 49 seconds re- maining for his second goal of the night and fourth of the season. With Dallas goalie Andy Moog on the bench for a sixth attacker, Mike Modano tied the game with -16 seconds remaining on a 15- foot shot. Carbonneau then scored the winner at 19:55, converting Mike Kennedy's pass from behind the net for his second goal of the period and third of the game. The three goals in 44 seconds marked the fastest three goals in franchise history, beating the previous best by six seconds. The Bruins led 4-2 after the second period on two first-period goals by Cam Neely, both assisted by Adam Oates, and goals in the second by Todd Elik and Steve Heinze. Hatcher and Dave Gagner scored for the Stars. The Stars pulled within a goal at 1:16 of the third period when Carbonneau knocked in the re- bound of Todd Harvey's point- blank shot. But Elik, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, restored—Boston's two-goal lead by sending Sandy Moger's centering pass by Moog. Yashin delays Moscow debut MOSCOW (AP) - NHL star Alexei Yashin, mired in a con- tract dispute with the Ottawa Senators, did not.play for his new Russian team Saturday under the threat of international sanc- tions if he remained in the lineup. Yashin, who says he'll sit out & season rather than play for Ot- tawa, had played two games for Central Army since arriving a week ago, helping the struggling team to a win and a tie and boosting attendance. But his play violated a 15- month-old agreement between the NHL' and the International Ice Hockey Federation, which governs player transfers between •> and North America. Tht IIHF warned of unspecified sanctions against Central Army and the Russian Ice Hockey Federation if Yashin plays in t any more games. The Federation could ban Russian teams from all its sanctioned tournaments, including world championships and the Olym- pics. After using Yashin's name in promotional advertisements for Saturday's game against Khimik, Central Army announced shortly before game time that he couldn't play because of the contract im- passe.