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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta laiurday, April 13, )W2 trtfc LfclHUKJUOb HtKAlD Expos meet Cardinals in St. Louis Full slate of games as season o JUNIOR HIGH BOYS' CHAMPS Pater son Junior High School won city boys' basketball championship lliij past season. The winners ore, front, left to right. Rick Mac- lean Cam McLennan, Scott Sommerfelt, Mark Baldry, Mike Steed and Dale Boychuk. Back, left to right are, Roy Hudson Rick Collier, Jim Henderson, Michael Kap- csos. Randy Bowden, Mike Sheen and Wayne Rustling Event ends Sunday Hill's cushion is four PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) Dave Hill fired a second-round W to open up a bulging four- stroke lead in the Mon- santo Open golf tournament Fri- "Every time I make a swing, day. It's a brand new said Hill, who again downgraded his success. "I just reach in the hat and whatever number comes out, that's the swing I try to put on it." Hill, who once filed a multl- Russians win first round PRAGUE (Reuter) World-! champion Russia won the first round of the Group A world ice hockey tournament Friday af- ter crushing Sweden 11-2. Czechoslovakia was second, followed by Sweden, Finland, West Germany and Switzer- land. Czechoslovakia defeated Finland 5-3 Friday. The Soviet team out to prevent an upset like that at the Olympic Games In Sap- poro, when both teams drew jumped into a 3-0 lead in the first 11 minutes. The Swedes managed to put tip only token resistance throughout tho game, which was dominated by the Rus- sians who played at high speed with perfect combination work and excellent shooting. At the beginning of the sec- ond period, Swedish netmlnder Christer Abrahainsson was hit in the knee and replaced by Leif Holmqiiist. Swedish coach Bill Harris, a former player with Toronto Maple Leafs, told reporters af- ter the match that Abrahamsson who had to be helped off the ice, was taken to hospital and that doctors recommended hi should not play until the end of the championship. After the match, Harris said hat the Amateur Ice Hockey federation ought to change the rules of the tournament and re- trict the Soviet team to play- ng with only nine profession- ils. "Canada has already been disqualified and I think there ought to be a change in the Harris said. "Tho So- viet learn should now also be restricted to playing with onl> nine Canada withdrew from the :ournament in 1970 after the ict nockey federation refused to al low any professionals to particl paLe, The Canadians argue< ihat they had this right becausi the East European teams, the Soviet Union and Czechoslova kia, were virtually profession als. "I think the Soviet team 1 the greatest in Europe and think it is one of the greates in the Harris said. look forward to the time whe it will be able to play agains North American profession als." The Soviet Union capture' first place because it was ahea of Czechoslovakia on goal av erage. Both teams have nin points. 1ETHBR1DGE OFFICE FURNITURE LIMITED POST OFFICE BOX 933 LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Lowel Level Seventh Street Shopping Mali PHONE (403) 328-7411 PRESIDENT STAN WORBOYS Squeaky Chair? We Repair! Lethbridge Office Furniture Limited ilUon-dollar suit against the rotessional Golfers Association d the Tournament Players Di- sion, had a 36-hole total of 132 10 under par on the ensacola Country Club course. Bob Smith, seeking his first By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS Baseball traditionally starts Its season In a leisurely fashion one game the first day, a few more the second ar.d so on. But that wasn't the style today, with a full schedule of 12 games finally getting the strike-delayed s e a s o n under way. There were nine day games and three more at night as the players, Idled two weeks by the strike, went back to work. What originally was Just an other busy Saturday in the schedule took on added signifi- cance with the settlement of the strike, and many games carried the traditional ceremonies that usually accompany openers. A total of 86 games were wiped out by the strike, and the decision not to make any of them up left teams with sched- ules varying from 153 to 156 games instead of the usual 162. The division winners will he determined on won-lost percen- tages but with the clubs playing different totals of games, a team could win a division title on percentage while finishing back of another club in the games-behind column. CLUBS WOKK OUT Most teams held hurried workouts Friday, hoping to eliminate whatever kinks Ihat might have accumulated while the players were waiting out the strike. Many players worked out on their own during the dispute. In night games, San Fran- cisco Giants face the Astros in Houston and Atlanta Braves take on. the Padres In San Diego. In tho American League, De- troit Tigers open at home with Boston Red Sox while Milwau- kee Brewers meet the Indians In Cleveland, New York Yan- kees face the Orioles in Balti- more, Chicago White Sox visit Kansas City Royals and Minne- sota Twins meet the Athletics al I the Giants for the waiver prlci Oakland. One night game has Texas Rangers going against the Angels in California, Among pre-opening player moves was the Dodgers' acquis- ition of catcher Dick from of Dietz, SO, Is a right-hander who Sjolted home runs, drova in 72 runs and batted .252 in 142 games for tho Giants last tea- ctory In five years on the pro ur, was a distant second al 36. "I had some mental aid Smith after matching par "If 1 hadn't made so many ogeys, Dave might have some- ie breathing down his neck, ut he's got a four-stroke lead." Jim Colbert, a former Mon- anto champ, had a 70 and was one in third at 137. Jerry eard and Chris Blocker fol- wed at 138. Heard had a five- nder-par 66 in the bright, arm sunshine and Blocker had 71. IVE AT 139 The group at 139 included the 971 Masters king, Charles oody; former PGA titleholders lay Floyd and Al Geiberger;