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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Apt TNI LJTIUMPM HCHALD-11 STAN FISCHLER Just the other year a National Hockey League club would have estimated Peter Stetnkowski's salary value at about a year and Bryan Watson's at approximately That, however, is ancient history. The emergence of the World Hockey Association has turned shinny finances cockeyed. Nowadays, every player, from third stringers such as Morris Mott of the California Golden Seals, to superstars like Gordie Howe, is sitting on a gold mine, x Stemkowski, according to my sources, already has been offered a new multi season contract at a year by New York Rangers general manager coach Emile Francis. The Stemmer has nixed the offer and wants nothing less than per annum, my informant reports. Chances are, he'll get it. too. Likewise. Watson, currently is being eyed by WHA types and also is asking World Hockey sources inform. One of the saddest stories in big-league hockey belongs to Bobby Sheehan, the former Montreal Canadiens center who later was deported to. the California Golden Seals and, finally, the New York Raiders Golden Blades Jersey Knights. It would not be exaggerating the case to say that Sheehan once had the potential to lift himself up to the exalted Bobby Hull Bobby Orr level, both artistically and financially. He skates with Howie Mprenz-Yvan Cournoyer speed; his shot bombs like Hull's, he's handsome like Orr and a crowd- grabber the way Derek Sanderson has been WHEN HE WANTED TO BE. Sanderson, as most major league managers have learned, doesn't really want to be a hockey player any more, as much as he wants to be a character. Which he is, to the point of utter boredom. in many ways, is a zerox copy of Sanderson. He savors the good life and all the choice tidbits that go with it. The trouble for Sheehan is that he never made it big as a hockey player the way Sanderson did. Instead of cultivating his potential, Sheehan only developed about 40 per cent of what he really could harness and, as a result, is a sad. sad hockey figure. Skating for the Jersey Knights, he occasionally.displays the razzle-dazzle that gooses tans out of their seats; but only occasionally. "He could have been a says Sheehan's ex-coach Camille Henry, "but it was impossible to discipline and reason with him." .Sheehan drove Henry up the wall with his habit of showing up late for practices and other forms of insubordination. When Henry stepped down as Knights; coach it was believed that the new mentor. Harry Howell, would have more persuasiveness with Bobby. Unfortunately, Howell has enjoyed no better communication with Sheehan. Bobby remains only an occasional hockey player: a second stringer whose production, at best, is mediocre. He's only 25-years-old but 46-year-old Gordie Howe makes Sheehan look like an aid man by comparison: There's still time for Bobby to turn it all around. Hopefully, he will because major league hockey can ill afford to squander the precious few talents it now has to offer. Colleen Howe. Gordie's wife, says her husband has been playing a rougher brand of hockey this season in Houston than in his last two years with the Red Wings. Opponents are more specific. says Toronto Toros' defenceman Carl Brewer, "is the dirtiest player in the majors." Interestingly, when the Toros recently were asked which player they would choose.from another WHA team for tfieir club, if they had a choice, they picked Howe and Bobby Hull. Predictionr New York Rangers will win their first Stanley Cup since 1940. Reason: The Bruins made their big move early in the season while the Broadway Blueshirts were busy brooding about Larry Popein. Now the Rangers are crazy about coach Emile Francis and have shown it on the ice. Montreal's Canadiens are riddled with dissension. New York can handle the Habs and handcuff Boston's Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito as they did last Spring. Thanks to Billy Reay's fertile brain, the Chicago Black Hawks figure to be New York's major problem, as they were last year. But the Hawks might get knocked off early in the playoffs. Philadelphia's Flyers could be nasty but the Rangers have handled them easily thus far and likely will do so in any Cup showdown, since Philly goalie Bernie Parent, like Tony Esposito. has been overworked. Place your bets, and make the Maple Leafs the best long shot. And Houston to go the route in the WHA. Best comment of the month belongs to Jim Taylor of the Vancouver Sun: "Report in Montreal says Gary Doak is unhappy with his annual salary, I'm a little upset about it myselfv" SHOOTERS SCOREBOARD PLAINSMAN SPORTS No doubt Southern Albertans have yet to look forward to a couple of nasty wet snowstorms. But with the return of the geese and warm afternoons, sun shooters are wasting no time In unlimbering their guns. This coming week will see a lot of activity as shooters get oft to a running start. At the Lethbridge Trap Club trap shooters have the opportunity to shoot under the lights. The clay birds are all white and show up in vivid contrast with the Slack sky. A solidly hit target breaks into dozens of white fragments in a most spectacular manner. Guests are al- ways welcome. A reminder that the Grain Club Centre Fire trophy shoot will com- mence at p.m. The Grain Club range is located in the coulee near the Aden school house east of Coutts. This is a four position shoot at 150 yards with scope or open sights, with a moving target as well.' This event is designed for hunters no slings, no target rifles please. At tn? Lethbridge Fish and Game range a .22 shoot for teams of three has an excellent advance registration although entries will be received up until a.m. on Sunday morning. This event calls for 10 rounds fired from the bench. 10 prone, 10 sitting, 10 kneeling ad 10 standing. There is no restriction as to sights or rifles, so you should bring a straight shooter. At the same time the Trap and Skeet layouts will be open and .lunch will be available. The range is located West of Hardieville and there are signs. ken Kathas was involved in a shoot off at the April Fools shoot at the Calgary Gun Club with former Lethbridge resident Jim MacLean. They were tied for High Over All, but Jim managed to edge Ken out by a score of 23 to 22. Ken also placed first in the Speed Shoot held the same day. Confirmation lias now been received that Lethbridge will be the site of a Registered Bench Res! shoot on August 10th and 11th. This event will attract shooters from Alberta and British Columbia with much fine sophisticated equipment designed to shoot each bullet through the same hole. Local shooters will be able to compete on an equal basis however, in the Hunter Class with standard hunting rifles. This will be a tremendous opportunity to pick the brains of some real experts in the accuracy department. PLA1HSMAX SPOETS ill WISTIHN CANADA'S LIADINQ' SUPPLIER OF QUALITY nfttAHMt, TAftaiT IOUIPMINT, RELOADING LIOHTWIIQHT CAMPING AND ALPINE QIAft. COMPLiTI QUNSMITHINQ MRV1CE, KINKOTKAS KICK KUCHBRAN sos Hoaas ART BOURNI Lawson reaches 50 goals, Blazers after Esposito? Sixth in Canada Members of the Lethbridge YMCA Stingrays swim club placed sixth overall, second in Western Canada, in the recently completed Canadian YMCA championships at Winnipeg. The locals are, in the form of a Y, left Marlene Coulter, Mary Hughes, Ann Lynagh, Calvin Koskowich, Carrie Hughes, War- ren Rowntree, Michelle Crighton, Ted Hansen and Tim Hansen. Parent blanks Islanders By The CANADIAN PRESS Bemie Parent registered his 12th shutout of the National Hockey League Stingrays fare well in meet The Lethbridge Y Stingrays held their own in the 1974 Canadian Y Swimming Championships staged at the Pan-Am Pool in Winnipeg recently. The Stingrays, who carried 27 members to the national championships, placed second in the prairie province division of the swim .meet and sixth nationally. Ann Lynagh was the Outstanding performer for the locals as she racked up three gold medals along with a fourth and eighth place ribbon. Her three first place finishes allowed her to be the top swimmer in the girls' 10 and under division. Ted Hansen, who swam in the boys' 13-14 age group, along with Calvin Koskowich, who competed in the boys' 10 and under age category, also shone in the two-day meet. Hansen picked up a gold and bronze medal. and a fourth place ribbon while Koskowich 'earned a gold medal, a bronze medal and an eighth place ribbon. Meanwhile other swimmers who fared well in the national competition include Carrie Hughes (bronze, eighth place Mary Hughes (bronze and eighth place Tim Hansen (fourth, fifth and seventh place Michelle Crighton (seventh Marlene Coulter (two eighth place ribbons) and Warren Rowntree (eighth season Thursday night to give Philadelphia net minders a one-goal edge in the tight race for the Vezina Trophy. He was in top form as the Flyers defeated New York Islanders 4-0 to give Parent and Bobby Taylor an advantage over Chicago Black Hawks Tony Esposito and Mike Veisor. Each team has two games to play. Parent leads the individuals with his 12 shutouts. Esposito has 10. It is the first time since 1953-54 that two goalies have had at least 10 shutouts in one season. In that season, Harry Lumley had 13 with Toronto Maple Leafs while Terry Sawchuk of Detroit Red Wings had 12. Among Parent's other accomplishments this year are a record 46 wins and a record 72 games played. The victory also gave Phila-. delphia 110 points, one behind Boston Bruins, leaders of the East Division. The over-all points champion would get home ice advantage should each division leader reach the StanleyyCup finals. In the only other game Thursday, Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Buffalo Sabres 4-2. In tonight's games, Los Angeles Kings play the- Canucks at Vancouver and Atlanta Flames visit California Golden Seals. A four-goal outburst in the second period gave Pittsburgh the victory. Three of Pitts- burgh's goals were scored within 64 seconds. One of them was supplied by Lowell 41st of the season. The Sabres have fifth place clinched in the East Division By THE CANADIAN PRESS Vancouver Bluett who have made a pitch to Boston centre Phil Esposito to jump to the World Hockey Association team from the National Hockey League, didn't need the Bruins' superstar nunday night. The Blazers defeated Winni- peg Jets 4-2 and Danny Lawson became the WHA's third SO-goal scorer of the season, along with Winnipeg's Booby Hull and Mike Walton of Minnesota Fighting Saints. Lawson paced the Blazers with two goals. Earlier in the day it was re- ported that the Blazers were offering Esposito per season for five years and also trying to talk with Esposito's team-mate, winger Wayne Cashman. In the only other WHA game Thursday, Los Angeles Sharks defeated New Jersey Knights 6-4 as the regular schedule came to a close. Lawson scored 61 goals for the Blazers last season when they played in Philadelphia. Summaries k PHILADELPHIA 4, NY ISLANDERS 0 Pint Period 1. Philadelphia. Lonsberry 30 (Dornhoeter, Van Imps) Penalties Joe Walson J. Potvin Marshall Jim Watson Second Period No scoring. Penalties J. Potvin, Clarke Third Period 2. Philadelphia. Bladon 11 (MacLeish) 3. Philadelphia. Barber 30 (Bladon. Clarke) 4. Philadelphia. Lonsberry 31 (Dorr'hoefer, MacLeish) Penalties Hart SalesKi on goel by Now York 7 13 10-30 Philftdelphle 13 13 PITTSBURGH 4, BUFFALO 2 First Period 1. Buffalo. Ramsay 20 (Korab) 2. Buffalo. Meehan 20 (Spencer. LorentZ) Penalties Lorentz Paradise Second Period 3. Pittsburgh, MacDonald 41 (pronovost. Durbano) 4. Pittsburgh. Beverley 2 (McManaman, Lukowich) 5. Pittsburgh, Lukowich 9 (McManama, Burrows) 6. Pittsburgh, Lalonde 10 (Durbano, MacDonald) Penalties None. Third Period No scoring. Penalties Paradise Blirrows Schoenfeld Snoti on goel by BufltlO 9 10 Pittsburgh 9 IS Claude St. Saavew, Van- convert candidate for rookle- of-ttae-year award, connected once for his aMh goal of the campaign. The victory gave Blazers 96 points, leaving them in fifth place in the West Division, well short of a playoff berth. Ski patrol trials set Skiers wishing to join the ski patrol at the Westcastle Ski Resort may do so by passing a series of competency tests Saturday morning. Westcastle will hold trials for the ski patrol team at 10 o'clock and will be evaluating the skiers in the areas of skiing, ability as well as tobogan handling. The slopes at Westcastle are. in good shape with a 64-' inch base at the lodge level and a 116-inch base top. The Westcastle area has received 4 inches of new snow and the temperature reading is 25 degrees above zero. Meanwhile Fernie Snow Valley has excellent ski conditions as of Thursday. The slopes have a 64-inch base bottom and a 222-inch base top. The temperature is holding around 36 degrees above zero. The Jeu previously clinched fourth place IB the division. Lot ABfelM flatted dis- appoiatinf ref alar season with Its victory over the equally disappointing Jersey Knights. Brian MacDonald scored twice ia .the third period for the Sharks, who finished last in the West Division. The Knights, last in the East, got two goals from Brian Perry. Marc Tardif tallied his 40th for the Sharks. The playoffs start Saturday, with, Edmonton 'Oilers at Min- nesota and Chicago Cougars against New England Whalers, defending champions, at Springfield, Mass. Toronto Toros entertain Cleveland Crusaders Sunday afternoon and on Monday, Houston Aeros take on the Jets in Winnipeg. All are best-of-seven series. BOXER KILLED KITWE, Zambia (Reuter) Zambian middleweight boxing champion Hugo Chansa died Wednesday, a few hours after being knocked out by Scotland's Don McMillan. SEE "THE THING" RAEWOODMOTORS 1403 3rd S. FORT MACLEOD FISH GAME ASSOCIATION STAG NIGHT SATURDAY, APRIL p.m. ELKS HALL FORT MACLEOD TICKETS per person GRAND PRIZE Total of in Cash Prizes REFRESHMENTS and SUPPER SUPPLIED Limit Tickets Call 234-4056 or 234-3289 after p.m. ALL PROCEEDS FOR COMMUNITY WORK MEN'S AND BOYS' WEAR WEEKEND Going to Calgary WINTER RATES STETSON MOTEL 10002 Mecleod Trail S. Ctotn Comfortable Unite Color TV Automatic Phone 471-3210 Collect MAGRATH GOLF COURSE MEMBERSHIP FEES 1974 MEN MR. MRS. FAMILY LADIES JUNIORS GREEN FEES Dally 9 HOHM Holes Weekends and Holidays Men's Shirt Clearance An assortment of long sleeve shirts in a good selection of collar styles. All shirts are blended fabrics and perma press. Completely machine washable they come in assorted colors in sizes S.M.L Boys' Pant Clearance 100% cotton pants with the bag leg styling. Canadian made of ribless corduroy in assorted plaids. Choose from regular or huskey sizes. Must be cleared because of an incomplete size range. EACH 3.99 pair 6.99 Men's WnNn JicMs W Min's Snrt Jjckrts Canadian made by leading manufacturer, these jackets come in assorted material blends and styles. Various colors in sizes 36 to 44. 18.88 A good selection of jackets in either 100% polyester or a blend. Choose from plains or plaids in a broken size range. Features the two button front with single vent. Dry clean. Sizes 36 to 44. 19.99 Thursday Open Daffy ta.m. to a p.m. iday and Friday I a.m. to t p.m. COLLIM ftHOPMNQ MALL Drive SATISFACTION OR MONEY REFUNDED1 MMKftOIITM CO. I ;