Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
1O THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Ap II 4, 1973 This mother travels to Holland to see son play hockey 1 may not be home for a while By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor When Mrs. Gerry DeHeer of Lethbridge wants to sse her son Jack play hockey it's not just a matter of jumping into the family car and head- ing for Henderson Ice Cen- tre. Mrs. DeHeer recently took in six games her son played but she had to travel to Hol- land to do so. Jack DeHeer, and his friend ot many years, Ron Knkke, both play for the Dutch Na- tional Hockey team as well as the Tilburg Trappers in Holland DeHeer and Krikke, who learned their rruuor hockey here in LetLbridge, joined the Tilburg Trappers last year and relumed this year. "The boys are treated won- derfully by all the people over said Mrs. DeHeer. They are looked after very veil. They live in private homes and are treated like one of the family." The reason for Mrs. De- Heer's travelling to Holland was two-fold. She wanted to see Jack play and as well had a chance to visit with family and friends. But the hockey was the biggest at- traction. Holland hosted the World C class championships and earned a berth in next year's B class play with a second place finish in C class at home. According to Mrs. DeHeer the Dutch National team fin- ished with a 5-2 record and won the silver medal entitling them to advance to the B divi- sion. For DeHeer, the tourna- ment was most satisfactory as he finished second in the scoring race wifh seven goals and seven assists in the sev- en games Holland played. He ended in a deadlock with another of his team- mates. Hisperform ance would have been even better had he not had three goals called back. Holland played solo games against Great Britain, the only team Mrs. DeHeer didn't see, France, Hungary, Bulgar- ia, Denmark, Norway and China. They lost to France and Norway. Hockey is becoming more and more popular in Hol'and especially with the rise of the Dutch National team. "Tilburg Trappers were Dutch champions and repeat- ed as winners of the Interna- tional said Mrs. De- Heer. This helped the crowds for the championships. The C championships di crowds of over on average and reached as h as on three occasion DeHeer has two years maining on a three-year c tract lie signed at the si of this season. After that, knows? "Jack was saying he woi like to give professional 1 key a whirl possibly when has played out his contr with Tilburg." added Mrs. Heer. It will be a tough decis you can be sure. They hi learned to like the yoi they may m. him an offer he can't refu ANDY CAPP De Heer scores Jack DeHeer of Lethbridge, leaping on his skates, scores for Tilburg Trappers in the Dutch final fcr the International Cup, DeHeer has had a great season with Tilburg and with the Dutch National team. In the world C class hockey championships he was second in the scoring race in the seven-nation final. Secret to success? Beat Bernie Parent CLEVELAND (AP) Coach Bill Needham of Cleveland Crusaders thinks his team can win the best-of-seven World Hockey Association playoff series opening here tonight against Philadelphia Blazers if they get to Philadelphia goalie Eeraie Parent early enough. Parent, one of the best goalies in the WHA, has played in 56 straight games but Need- ham said he dossn't think that will affect him in the playoffs. He said the Blazers will not beat Cleveland with two or three goals because ''we're good for three or four goals." The coach said Parent is a good all-around goaltender and that he rates him "right be- hind1' Cleveland's Gerry Chee- vers. The Philadelphia Cleveland series is the first to get under way in the WHA's first-season run for the World: Trophy. Los Angeles Sharks and Hous- ton Aeros start their quarter-fi- nal encounter Thursday in Houston. The second game will be Saturday, also in Houston, before the teams move to Los Angeles for games April 11 and 13 Ottawa Nationals go against New England Whalers starting Saturday in Boston with the second game there Sunday- There was no definite word Tuesday on whether the Nation- als would play host for the next two games April 10 and 12 in Ottawa or Toronto. Meanwhile, tonight's other WHA action sees Minnesota Fighting Saints and Alberta Oil- ers meeting 'at Calgary to de- cide who advances to the quar- ter-finals against Winnipeg Jets Smith elected umpire chief Merle Smith of Lethbridge will be umpire in chief of the recently formed Southern Al- berta Fastball Umpires Associ- a'ion. Smith was elected at a meeting Monday evening Alex Allison, a veteran um- pire, will be Smith's right hand man while Ron Legge will handle the duties of secretary treasurer. At Mondays' gathering the first constitution of the new as- sociation was accepted. A mem bership fee of was set. The membership entitles the holder to a southern Alberta card, an Alberta card and an Alberta crest as well. The association's next meet- ing will be held as soon as Canadian Amateur Softball As- sociation rule books and exaais are available. The meeting will also include an umpires clinic to acquaint all interested with the 1973 rules and changes that have taken place since last year. starting Friday in Winnipeg. The Saints-Oilers sudden- death encounter was necessary after the two teams finished tied for fourth place in the West Division. Needham said he intends to use Cheevers "quite a bit" in the playoffs although backup goalie Bob Whidden is ready. The Blazers have been the winniii-est team in the league since the WHA All-Star game early in January, coming from a poor last place to a strong third in the East Division. PLAYERS READY The Crusaders. second in the division, go into the playoffs riding a five game winning streak and Needham said his players are healthy and "loose.'.' 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Meanwhile 55 members of the local club will travel to Ca'gaiy Sunday to compete in a divi- sion 2 duel swim meet at the Acadia Pool THINK NOTHING UNCLE AREN'T THE FIRSTONE WHO'S EATEN AUU THE CELERY Does the rain hurt Nicklaus? Oil Kings ivin, lose Rota Late goal sinks Cents AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Lee Trevino had a firm, succinct re- sponse when somebody asked him if Jack Nicklaus could be beaten in the Masters golf toui- nament, starting Thursday. replied the normally loquacious golfer, "if it rams." Competitors had one eye on the heavy skies and the other on the game's Mr. Marvel as they completed tuneups today for the 72-hole, four-day test over the rain-saturated Augusta National course an event which Nicklaus has won four times in 10 years and is heavily favored to take again. "Jack certainly is the man to acknowledged Trevino, the season's leading money win- ner with more than "But all of us will have a better chance if it stays damp like this. "Jack's big advantage is that he drives so far that he is able to float higher shots to the greens. If ttie greens stay soft, it will be a big break for us guys who have to fire at them with longer club." Nicklaus, who described his Tuesday practice round as "just said normally wet condi- tions bring the field closer to- gether. But that would not be true on a course as massive as Augusta. "Personally, I like it to IK dry and he said. "But 1 don't care how it Is as long as I'm playing well." even seemed ready to belittle the big, blond cat from Columbus, Ohio, who is aiming for his 14th major title, one more than col- lected by the late Bob Jones. "There's no doubt that Jack goes into the tournament with a tremendous said Bill Casper, two-time U.S. Open champion and winner here in 1970 "The course is tailor-made for his game. He drives on the othe'- s'de of the Mi's and he plays the par fives as if they were fours.'1 Casper's own ambitions took an adverse turn when he devel- oped a painful pull in his right rib back ailment not connected with the one which sidelined him at the start of the winter tour. "I won't know until Thursday whether I'll tee up the ball or he said. i Bv THE CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton Oil Kings won the series but lost scoring star Darcy Rota in a Western Can- ada Hockey League playoff game Tuesday night. And one fired-up Edmonton fan lost a battle to several New Westminster Bruins The Oil Kings thumped New Westminster 6-3 in Edmonton to win their best-ol-seven quarter- final playoff 4-1. In Tuesday's other playoff game, Medicine Hat Tigers scored with less than two minutes to play to edge Calgary Centennials 4-3 and take a 3-2 lead in their quarter-final. Edmonton's victory may have been costlv. Rota, who led the league with 73 goals, crashed into the boards behind the New Westminster net, injuring his shoulder. He was taken to hos- pital for observation and first reoorts indicated he will be out of action for at least a week- The fan lost his battle in the New Westminster player's bench. After a penalty-filled third pe- riod which saw New West- minster's Wayne Dye throw his stick into the stands, a fan leaped into a group of players on the bench and was sub- sequently jumped on by a num- ber of Bruins. John Rogers led the Edmon- ton attack with three goals and two assists, with Wayne Per- kins, Terry McDonald and Geae Strate scoring the other goals. Vic Mercredi, Bob Stumpf and Dye replied for the Bruins. Edmonton advances to the semi-finals against the Calgary- Medicine Hat winner, and the way that series is going, the Oil Kings may have to wait for the seventh game. The Tigers followed the script set in previous games, all won by hoire team. Boyd Anderson's goal late in tiie third period was the winner for the Tigers, who Calgary's ace poalie John Davidson with 46 shots. Tom Lysiak scored twice for the Tigers and Lanny McDonald added one, while Mike Clarke scored two goals for the Cents and Dan Gare contributed one. The series resumes in Cal- gary Thursday night, whi'e tne Flin Flon Bombers and Saska- twa Blades open their semi-fi- nal Friday night. The League semi-final series between Saskatoon Blades and Flin Flon Bombers will open in Saskatoon Friday, Ed Chy- noweth, the league's executive secretary, announced today. The second game, schedi for Sunday, will also be pi- rn Saskaloon. Games three four will be in Fun Flon 13 and 15. The series will then alter on a game-to-game basis ginning in Saskatoon April in Flin Flon April 19, anc Ssskaloon April 20 If eighth game is necessary will be played in Flin Flon April 22. Racing becomes more dangerous HOUSTON (AP) A. J. Foyt, three-time Indianapolis 500 champion, said Tuesday that speeds of championship- type race cars have out- distanced safety standards, making Saturday's Texas Twin 200 race one of the most dan- gerous of his career. "When you're running at speeds over 200 miles per hour, you're just Foyt told the Houston Sports Writers and Sportscasters Association. "You're no more than a guinea pig. "I'm sure you're going to see a lot of people hurt. These cars aren't designed to run that fast." United States' Auto Club (LSAC) officials are predicting the championship car portion of the race will be the fastest auto race ever run. Mario Andretti and Gordon Johncock have been timed at more than 200 m. in test runs. "It's time the USAC Foyt said. "If shame that it always sz> that somebody has to get Id! before anybody will do thing. "When you see some o! y friends getting messed up cause some people won't that takes some of the fun of racing." Foyt referred to Merle I tenhausen, who was sitting the same tab'e with Foyt. I tenhausen suffered severe juries and lost his right arm a crash last year. "The old Yankee ingenuity speed has gone past the sat Befenhausen s. 'We used to run at 150 m per hour and now it's 200 the cars aren't any safer. If don't slow them down, we h. to make them safer." More sport on page 12 ESSSSt ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES Both seek second hockey team for Toronto Ballard, Bassett doing battle TORONTO (CP) The World Hockey Association hssn't been overwhelmed by people for a fran- chise, but there's a fight shaping up for one in Toronto The prolajpnists'' Bill Bal- lard. nf Maple Leaf Gardens, and John F. Bassetl. The rivalry erupted last week when Bassett and a group of 19 businessmen pro- posed remodelling the Colise- um at the Canadian National Exhibition to give Toronto two pro hockey teams next year. They offered to spend mi'lion to provide an ice-mak- ing plant and "more seats, bringing capacity to more than In return they wouldn't have to pay rent amounting to 15 per cent of gate receipts for six years unless that comes to more than their capital out- Is v. The CNE would pay for heating and maintenance but get half the concession revcn ues. The Bassett group would get all profits from booking R.ANGUS ALBEPITA CATERPILLAR L has 24 hour emergency parts service. 717 -5th Avenue North, LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-3366 other attractions and from exclusive radio, television and advertising rights. Ballard, wiio is trying to work a deal to rent the Gar- dens to Ottawa Nationals for the playoffs, said this wDuld be an absurd deal for the city. "But if its accepted." he said, "then I'm prepared to spend million to put up an arena holding peo- p3e under prec'sely the same arrangemcnls He said he'd give it to city if he couM get the rental deal Bassett wants and could use the arena for other events. "As a matter of fad, it would be no fcridi at all to get enough money to build a ma- jor 3eague stadium under ar- rangements like these BalJand says he tfis Nationals !o play Ihdr play- off games in Toronto and set- tle here next year. However, the club's owners, who have apparcnJy deaded to move from Ottawa, not yet de- cided where they're going Earlier in the year the club was supposed to be moved to Milwaukee, but the deal fell tooufh M'hcn the American group dadn't come up with line raonev. 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