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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I LITHiniDOI HIHALD TlMMtty, April 2, EXPLORE CANADA IN '74 iKortod by tw, or Ah or Wwtorn Canwte, VukMi md N.W.T. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Ct.-.l. f 3201 Scoular blasts Western League Alberta Amateur Hockey Association President Jim Scoular today criticized the Western Canada Hockey League for what he called "that organzation's behind the back methods in trying to move a franchise into Replying to published reports that the Swift Current Broncos of the WCHL have made application to the City of Lethbridge for use of the new Sportxplex ice facilities next season, Scoular said the Broncos have not even had the courtesy to inform the AAHA executive of their intentions. The Alberta Amateur Hockey Association is the governing body for all amateur hockey in the province. Scoular said he concurred with the view expressed by Charles Virtue of the Lethbridge Longhorns of the Alberta Junior Hockey League that moving a Western Canada Hockey League team into Lethbridge from an outside centre would be detrimental both to the Longhorns and to Lethbridge minor hockey generally. "It looks to me like the WCHL promoters can smell the money that this new arena might mean and they want to grab the Scoular said. Unfortunately, it would appear that the WCHL has little or no thought for the overall welfare of amateur hockey in Western Canada. "While they rely entirely on the various amateur hockey systems for hockey talent, the WCHL promoters have done little or nothing to improve relations between themselves and the amateur hockey organizations. "Typical of their attitude is the fact that they feel that they can just walk in and take over in Lethbridge without consulting the provincial amateur hockey body." Scoular who is also President of the Alberta Junior Hockey League said he is aware that the Lcrghorns may seek to join the WCHL sometime in the future. He said he feels that if the WCHL is going to be in Lethbridge. it would be better for everyone if the franchise .were owned and operated by local interests. "In the he added, "the hockey fans in Lethbridge showed last season and in other years that they are very willing to support the Alberta Junior Hockey League and I'm sure they would continue that support should the Longhorns be given permission to play in the new building next year." Scoular who had been critical of the Longhorns operation earlier in the season, said the team's problems had stemmed trom the fact that the executive was new to junior hockey but that those problems had been overcome and th? Longhorns had been a credit to the AJHL in their first year of operation. Meanwhile in Swift Current minority shareholders of the Swift Current Broncos hockey club Monday said they will "take every available means" to keep the club in Swift Current. The shareholders, in a prepared statement, said they dispute the power of William Burton, the club's president and general manager, to negotiate a transfer of the franchise to Lethbridge. The board of governors of the Western Canada Hockey League, of which the Swift Current club is a member, and interests in Lethbridge will be advised that Burton may not have the right to negotiate a transfer, the shareholders said following a closed meeting. Burton has called a full shareholders meeting for Thursday. Minor hockey The Lethbridge Marlands c.iiiH' up with a narrow 8-7 victor) over the Taber Tater ducts and jumped lo a one- I lead in their provincial GEORGEVANDENTOP Jim Dickinson, Sales Manager of College Mercury Sales Ltd. Welcomes George Van- dentop back to their Sale force. We at College are sure George's customers will be interested in knowing that they can look to him Again for their transportation needs. Bus. Phone 328-8335 Res. Phone 345-4338 pec wee zone plavoff finals Saturday The locals, who trailed 6-4 after two periods, received a three-goal performance from Steve Tsujiura to earn the win while teammate Wade O'Sullivan chipped in with'a pair. Ken Romaniuk. John .la co I) son and Brian Kanewisoher also scored singles for the locals While Dean Kress was outstanding lor the Chiefs scoring six times Keith Geuko notched the only other marker for the Chiefs. Karl Rabl tallied the first and last goals of the game and led the Islanders to a 7-4 victory over the Fort Macleod Royals in a Bantam A playoff game Monday night. Walter Dyck, Fred Thompson. Peter Watson, Barclay Potts and Duane Ptycia notched singles in the win while P. Hart replied for the Royals. Doug Hanna and Blair Nyrose scored two goals each and lifted the Eagles to a 5-2 win over the Mustangs in a Bantam B match. Bill Cousins chipped in with a solo effort while Bill Caswell and Steve Holt tallied for the Mustangs. Bulls draw even ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago Bulls have won their first-ever National Basketball Association playoff game on the road.. The Bulls evened their best- of-seven Eastern Division semi-Hnal against Detroit Pistons at 1-1 with a 108-103 victory Monday night. Each team now has won on the other's court, with the series returning to Chicago Friday. The Detroit-Chicago game was the only NBA playoff ac- tion Monday. In American Basketball Association division semi- finals. New York Nets took a 2-0 East advantage over Virginia by beating the Squires 129-110, Kentucky Colonels beat Carolina Cougars 118-102 in their first East series game, Indiana Pacers bludgeoned San Antonio Spurs 128-101 to even that West series 1-1, and Utah Stars jumped to a 2-0 lead over San Diego Conquistadors in the West with a 119-105 victory. NEVER GO FAR The Bulls have never ad- vanced past the first round in the NBA playoffs and have lost 18 road games in those appearances. Bob Love got 38 points and Chet Walker added 20 to a re- vived Chicago offence Monday night. There are no ABA playoff games tonight. In the NBA, Boston Celtics take a 1-0 advantage into Buffalo Braves in the Eastern Conference, Capital Bullets and the Knicks will break a 1-1 tie at New York in their East series, and Milwaukee Bucks, with a 2-0 edge in the West Conference, play the Lakers in Los Angeles. Nets 129 Squires 110 Julius Erving scored 16 of his game-high 35 points in the second quarter for the Nets. Colonels 118 Cougars 102 Artis Gilmore collected 33 points, 19 rebounds and six blocked shots to lead Kentucky. Pacers 128 Spurs 101 Billy Keller scored 27 points on nine throws, all three- pointers, and wound up with 39 to lead Indiana. The .nine triples set a ABA playoff record. Forward George McGmms also had 30 points for Indiana, and Rich Jones led San Antonio with 26. McDonald sidelined TORONTO (CP) Right- winger Lanny McDonald was sidelined with a bruised right shoulder when he crashed into the boards during a Toronto Maple Leafs practice Monday. A spokesman for the National Hockey League club said x-rays showed no broken bones, but the rookie winger will miss Wednesday's game against the Canadiens in Montreal. Tlie Herald Sports Many thoughts Don Shula, head coach of the Miami Dolphins, is a man of many thoughts since Sunday. Toronto Northmep of the World Football League have signed three key players from the Dolphins and Shula must replace them. Shula is hopeful of no animosity MIAMI (AP) Miami Dol- phins won't lose Larry Csonka, Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield until the 1975 season, but the effect of their defection to Toronto Northmen of the World Football League could be immediate. Coach Don Shula's molding of his team into a close, family type relationship been credited with helping it win National Football League titles the last two years. After the signing of the three by Toronto, Shula admitted he doesn't know what attitude will prevail when training camp begins in July "I certainly hope said Shula when asked Monday whether-animosity might de- velop between players, coaches and club officials. "Our whole goal is to go back to camp, put the best players together and "try to win the Super Bowl again." Shula was quoted Sunday as saying he might not want to play Csonka, Kiick and War- iield this season, but said Monday he was misquoted. "We to give the Miami fans 100 per cent effort this season, so I assume they'll hold no grudges against us." Csonka said. Shula can either play the trio this year and face a major rebuilding job in 1975, or begin rebuilding now with new players. But that would require major changes in offensive strategy, which has been built around the bull-like rushes of fullback Csonka with Mercury Morris and Warfield keeping defences honest with outside runs and pass patterns. The Dolphins' big conern, though, is that the three players signed so far might not be the last to move to the WFL. Fourteen other veterans are unsigned. None of the team-mates had anything but good wishes and desires for similar contracts, which Kiick said included "a lot of fringe cars, things like that." Punter Larry Seiple said: "I'd go for a million I'd go for more money than I'm making now and that isn't a whole lot. I just wish somebody'd make me an offer." Defensive back Tim Foley, one of the Dolphin starters, said he didn't think the defections would mean the end of the club's rule of the NFL. "We're not going to fold up and go home just because we lost three football Foley said. "We won 17 games two years ago when quarter- back Bob Griese got hurt and he's probably more in- strumental than anybody on the team." But then he has no real choice LETHIRIDQE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. S.C.M. TYPEWRITERS Flyers', Hawks' goalies smell out Vezina trophy MONTREAL (CP) The tightest goaltender race in nine years, with the Vezina Trophy as the prize, continues today as only two goals separate netminders of Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Black Hawks. With the National Hockey League's 1973-74 schedule entering its final stages, the Black Hawks' duo of Tony Esposito and Mike Veisor and the Flyers' pair of Bernie Parent and Bobby Taylor are tied .with 2.07 goals'-against averages. The Flyers' twosome has allowed two-fewer goals than the Esposito-Veisor com- bination, but has four games left to play compared with Chicago's three. Philadelphia's goals-against tigure stands at 153 and Chicago's at 155. But the difference could be made up tonight when the Fly- ers visit Minnesota North Stars in one of three scheduled games, while the Hawks are idle. Pittsburgh Penguins visit New York Islanders and Cali- fornia Golden Seals are at St. Louis against the Blues in the other two games. The Chicago-Philadelphia race is the hottest since the 1964-65 season duel when, going into the final week of the schedule, only one goal separated Detroit Red Toronto Maple That season the Leafs' two netminders, Johnny Bower and the late Terry Sawchuk, erased that deficit in the final three games and won the Vezina Trophy by two to over Roger Crozier and Carl Wetzel of the Wings. Parent leads the four individuals involved in this season's race with a 1.92 goals-against average and 11 shutouts Esposito is next with 2.02 and 10 shutouts. This is the first time since 1953-54 that two goalies have had at least 10 shutouts in one season. In 1953-54, Harry Lumley had 13 with Toronto while Detroit's Sawchuk had 12. Among Parent's outstanding accomplishments this season are a record 45 Saints earn second place The Lethbridge Labor Club Saints placed second in the first annual Fort Macleod Girls' hockey Tournament held over the weekend. The locals won three games and tied two others to place runner-ups to the Calgary Bowness who finished the weekend event with four victories and a tie. Six teams had taken part in the two-day round-robin tourney. Meanwhile the Saints will see action again this weekend as they host Calgary Forest Heights for a pair of exhibition games at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. The two clubs will meet head on Saturday night at seven o'clock and again Sunday morning at 10. Bassett criticizes Lalonde KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI CO s i ATTENTION 750 CC Kawasaki MOTORCYCLE PURCHASERS sports bikes Before You Buy Compare Facts 4 STROKE OLD AGE tori 2 STROKE JET AGE UftifEflfiM M Gori Good 1174 2170.00 LETHMND6E 1 WhSt. and tori 1 OR Filter 4qL2MOM Good S-3 400, S-l 250. Good times to keep you on the streets. Come in and see what makes our sports bikes more than just street bikes. HARDIBVILLE ROAD 2547.00 owasoki t Phont 32741 17 FOi Vfeiwowwr 1 tTMOKI I00CC 177I.M 1171.00 iltec iitt.oo KAWASAKI KAWASAKI CALGARY (CP) Toronto Northmen of the World Football League may be a team without a Canadian home if federal Health Minister Marc Lalonde has his way, but the team's owner savs he hasn't tossed in the towel yet. John Bassett Jr. told a news conference Monday night the health minister has lost all public support for his attempt to ban the Northmen from playing in Canada. "Mr. Lalonde. as far as I'm concerned, has painted himself into a corner and his arrogance has offended people all over the he said. Public surveys conducted through the news media in To- ronto have indicated strong support for the team remaining in that city, he said. Most newspaper columns in cities across the country also offered support. Bassett said he was "bewil- dered" by the health minister's opposition to the new league establishing in Canada. "If he had'phoned me and said it was government policy from 1962 that American foot- ball couldn't come into Canada, then I would have said OK." he told the Calgary Booster Club's sportsmen's dinner. LEARNED TOO LATE "But, the first he said was on Feb. 20 in Regina, five months after we got the WFL franchise and had spent more than All this even though we haven't broken any laws or contested any policies." He said he has offered sev- eral concessions to Mr. Lalonde and the CFL, but none have been fairly considered. The concessions included a promise that no other WFL would be allowed to establish in Canada if the Northmen were permitted to stay in Toronto; an offer to guarantee Toronto Argonauts' gate-equalization payments to other Canadian Football League teams as set in 1973 for a 10-year period; and an offer to play a pre-season televised game against the CFL. The Argonaut club did not object to a rival team in Toronto, he said, and when Hamilton was offered a 25- per-cent share in the Northmen, Ralph Sazio, general manager of the Tiger- Cats, indicated a 49-per-cent share would be accepted. He said although the North- men drafted 11 players from the CFL, his club would not at- tempt to hire CFL players if it was permitted to iremain in Toronto. But if Mr. Lalonde banned the Northmen from Canada, "the gloves come off." Although the Northmen have not signed any CFL players, they pulled off a coup over the National Football League. wins and a record-tying 71 appearances. Sawchuk had 44 wins in 1950-51 and 1951-52. while Gary Smith played in 71 games for the Seals in 1970-71. Another goaltender. Andy Brown of Pittsburgh Penguins, set a record of his own last Saturday when he was assessed 22 minutes in penalties against St. Louis. The 22 minutes raised Brown's season total to 58 minutes, easily eclipsing Billy Smith's. 42 minutes with New York Islanders last season. Meanwhile, centre Phil Esposito of Boston Bruins appears to have his .fifth Art Ross Trophy in six seasons wrapped up as the NHL's leading scorer. Esposito has 67 goals and 73 assists for 140 points and a 24- point lead over team-mate Bobby Orr, who has 116 points, including a league-leading 86 assists. Stremel, Lowry capture titles Two Southern Alberta wrestlers captured gold medals in the 1974 Alberta Junior Olympic Wrestling Championships staged at the Lethbridge Community College this past weekend. Some 187 wrestlers from various parts of the province participated in the one-day event held Saturday. Bruce Stremel of the LCC and David Lowry of Cardston High School shone in the day- long meet as they picked up first place finishes in their respective divisions. Stremel, a first year environmental student at the LCC. won the 191-pound open class title while Lowry was tops in the 15 to 18-year-old 143 pound class. Since both wrestlers fought in the open class competition they earned themselves an invitation to train with the Alberta wrestling team and a berth into the Canadian Junior Olympic Championships to be staged in Edmonton in late August. All novice competitors were excluded from earning a berth onto the provincial team. Meanwhile six other wrestlers of the Cardston team also fared well in the day long tourney. Mark Isfield won a gold medal in the 15 to 18-year-old 114 pound novice class while teammate Fred Holland earned a silver medal for being runner-up. Keith Webster carted home a gold medal in the 154 pound novice class while the remaining three winners walked away with bronze medals in the open class. The three bronze medalists included Lynn Ross 105-pound open, Doug Durfey 114 pound open and David Stewart 132 pound open class. The only other Southern Alberta wrestler to win a medal was B Campbell of Fort Macleod. who captured a bronze in the 12 to 14 year-old 140 pound class. Meanwhile Nordin Asher, a second year law enforcement student at the LCC, was handed his provincial "B" wrestling officials certificate Friday night. Asher, who holds an Alberta College Athletic Conference wrestling title at the 149 pound class, is now able to officiate any wrestling match staged in the province. 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