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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta April Mr lot LtlMBKlUut HtKALD JUNIOR HIGH BOYS' CHAMPS Peterson Junior High School won fhs city basketball championship this past season. The winnert are, front, left to right. Rick Mai- lean Cam McLennan, Scott Sammerfelf, Mark Baldry, Mike Steed and Dale Boychuk. Back, lefl to rlghf 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 lired a second-round 60 to open up a bulging four- stroke lead in the Mon- santo Open golf tournament Fri- day. "Every lime I make a swing, 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 suing I try to put on it." who orii-e filed a multl- Russians win first round PRAGUE (Reuler) World-1 champion Russia won the first round of the Group A world ice hockey tournament Friday af- ter crushing Siveden 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 m 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- tians who played at high speed with perfect combination work and excellent shooting. At the beginning of Ihe sec- ond period, Swedish netmlnder Christer Abrahamsson was hit in the knee and replaced by Leif Holmquist. Swedish coach Bill Harris, a former player with Toronto Maple Leafs, told reporters af- ter the match that Abrahamsson, who had lo be helped off the ice, was taken to hospital and that doctors recommended he should not play until the end of the championship. Alter the match, Harris Bald lhat thfl Amateur Ice Hockey Federation ought to change the rules ol tire tournament and re- strict the Soviet team to play- Ing with only nine profession- als. "Canada has already been disqualified ond I think there ought to be a change in Ihe Harris said. "Tho So- viet learn should now also be restricted to playing with only nine professionals." Canada wilhdrew from the tournament in 1970 after the ice hockey federation refused lo al low any professionals to particl pate. The Canadians argued that they had this right because the East European teams, the Soviet Union and Czechoslova- kia, were virtually als. profession- "I think the Soviet learn 1: the greatesl in Europe and 1 think il is one of the grealesl in the Harris said, "f look forward to the time when It will be able to play against North American profession- als." The Soviet Union captured [irst place because it was ahead of Czechoslovakia on goal av- erage. Both teams havo nine points. IETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LIMITED POST OFFICE BOX 938 IETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Lowel level Seventh Street Shopping Mall PHONE (403) 328-7411 PRESIDENT STAN WORBOYS Squeaky Chair? We Repairl Lethbridge Office Furniture Limited million-dollar suit against the professional Golfers- Association ind the Tournament Players Di 'ision, had a 3G-hole total of 132 under par on Ihe "'ensacola Country Club course Bob Smith, seeking his iclory In five years on Ihe pn our, was a distant second a 36. "I had some mental said Smith after matching pa. "If I hadn't made so many logeys, Dave might have some- me breathing down his neck Jut he's got a four-stroke lead.' Jim Colbert, a former Mon ;anlo champ, had a 70 and wa ilone In third at 137. Jerr> leard and Chris Blocker fo! owed at 138. Heard had a flve- under-par 66 in Ihe bright varm sunshine and Blocker haf a 71. FIVE AT 139 The group at 139 Included th 971 Masters king, Charle noody; former PGA Litleholder Floyd and Al Gelberger ICermtt Zarlcy and outside Harry Toscano. Lee Trevino withdrew ofte shooting a 74 in Thursday's firs round. Arnold Palmer, Jac Nicklaus, Billy Casper and Gar Player are not competing in lliis chase lor n first prize. Hill, who said he scrambled desperately in posting a first- round 68, explained his four stroke lead this way: "The other guys haven't got my luck. The good Lord can't wafch but one guy at a time and I guess he's watching me." The skinny, 34-year-old Hill, who scored Ihe last of his eight tour victories In 1970, didn't make a birdie until the 12th hole, a par five. He chipped up close and dropped the putt, about a two-footer. He slipped one over par on the next hole, then rallied with a string of three consecutive birdies. He had lo scramble on the next two holes, however, hilling a three wilh his drive on the 17lh hole and hooking his drive well into the woods on the 18th. "I not only got acquainted wllh the chipmunks and squir- he said, "I must have killed a ,few. The way I was knocking down trees." "xpos meet Cardinals in St. Louis Full slate of games as season o By TUB ASSOCIATED PRKSS Baseball traditionally slarls s season In a leisurely fashion one game Ihe first ay, a few more Ihe second and o OD. But that wasn't the slyle oday, with a full schedule of 12 ames finally getting tho trikc-deleyed season under way. Them were nine day games nd three more at night as the layers, Idled two weeks by the trlke, went back to work. Whal originally was Just an- busy Saturday in tho chedule took on added elgnlfi- :ance with the settlement of the itrlke, many games carried he traditional ceremonies that usually accompany openers. A total of 86 games were wiped out by the strike, and the decision not lo make any of hem up left teams witli sched- ules varying from 153 to 156 games instead of the usual 162. The division winners will be determined on won-lost percen- tage] but with the clubs playing different totals of games, :eam could win a division title on percentage while finishing back of another club In the gamcs-behind column. CLUBS WORK OUT Most teams held hurried workouts Friday, hoping lo eliminate whatever kinks lhat might have accumulated while the players were waiting out the strike. Many players worked oul on their own during the dispute. Four managers were making Lhelr debuts w o in each league. Del Rice of California Angels and Ken Aspromonte of Cleveland Indians were Ihe new American League bosses while Bill Virdon wilh the world champion Pittsburgh Pirates and Yogi Berra with New York Mets were new at their posts In the National League. Berra was named lo replace Ihe late Gil Hodges, who dici suddenly In Florida Ihe da after Ihe player strike began The Met players will wear black armbands tliis season in mem ory of their late manager. Montreal Expos opened toda; against the Cardinals at SL Louis in an afternoon game bu a Cards spokesman said i would be "just a n o r m a game." "Our opening day was Apri be said, referring to th date the baseball season woulc have started In St. Louis had AM OPENS CAMP Pa. (AP) Mu- hammad All opened training Friday at Deer Lake, Pa., 25 miles north of here, for his flight with George Chuvalo in Vancouver May 1. All said he switched his Irani- ing camp from Miami because he felt he needed his own camp to get in shape. The f o r m er heavyweight champion also will do some [raining nt a gym In Heading. not been for the player strike. Another Cardinal official sail [here will be no motorcade o introductions as in past years. 'Sentiment seems to be run nlng strong and we want t avoid any possible embarrass ment, such as booing." The Cards predicted a iumou of about for foday's gam and about for the Sunda; game with Ihe Expos. The Expos' home-opener I set for Tuesday with New Yor Mets visiting Montreal. Other National Leagu openers today see Pittsburg against the Mets at New York Philadelphia Phillies at Chicag against the Cubs and Los Ange- les Dodgers visiting Cincinna Reds. Name new coach TROY, N.Y. CAP) Leon Ab boll, head Rensselaer hockey coach a Polytechnic lust lute, resigned Thursday to tak over the coaclung position Boston University. "We're losing a good man but I'm not surprised he said Bob Ducattc RPI athletic director. In night games, San Fran- sco Giants face the Astros In ouston and Atlanta Braves ke on. the Padres In San lego. In tho American League, De- troit Tigers open at home with Boston Red Sox while Milwau- kee Brewers meet Hie Indians In Cleveland, New York Yan- kees face the Orioles In Balti- more, Chicago White Sox visil Kansas City Royals and Minno- SULLY SAYS f -By Pat Sullivan j: rJTHE announcement that a Lethbridge group has applied, formally, for a franchise in the West- era Canada Hockey League pleases me to no end. If you think I Bin being selfish, that's fine with me. I'm In a position to state my feelings and I would bet money that any hockey fan worth his salt feels the same way. It's high time we got something hig league for our city. Those of you who don't think Western. Canada Hockey League action isn't big league ob- viously haven't seen a game. It is the most enter- taining hockey package you can see today. I'll admit I'm selfish in my feelings. I want to be able to cover good hockey, and when I'm not cov- ering it I want to be able to go and see that par- ticular brand ot entertainment. Medicine Hat has a WCHL franchise and people are practically breaking down the doors to get in to see it being played, The same should hold true in Lethbridge. The local group, led by Herb Christie and Stan Maxwell, have made, application to the Weslern Can- ada League and all reports are favorable, if we gel a rink. Not a minor hockey rink like the three we have now but an arena, a place, where five or six thous- and people can congregate, sit in comfort and enjoy themselves. A feasibility study Is currently under way re- garding a new arena for Lcfhbridge. The study will indicate if we need a rink, how big it should be and where it should be located. It's lime we stopped kidding ourselves. We know full well we need a rink and a good sized one. I'm not really concerned where it is located because it only lakes 15 minutes to get from any point in the city to the furthest point away anyway. I hate to think where we would be If the old Arena had not burned down and forced the issue. We are, at present, behind tha times. Look what Medicine Hat has done, Maxwell and Christie have seen first hand what a boon WCIJL hockey has been to the Gas City. They know they are taking a chance in their bid for a club. But they, and a liandM of others, are willing to take that chance. They are trying to do us a favor. Whether or not we like it, we are standing still and becoming too complacent. We have watched outside interests dictate our hockey for the past, two seasons. Now we have some people, local people, who want to do something about it. My support is behind Maxwell and Christie. Like them, I'm tired of hearing about the excitement gen- erated by the WCHL. I want to see it first hand. We need that new rink and we need it soon. Medicine Hat people pop their bultons when you ask them about their new rink. In the Gas City the "in" thing to rio is attend any of the events scheduled in their new facility. Lethbridge needs that altitude and that feeling. As a city we haven't gotten together on too many tilings in the last 10 years. Now, with the promise of a WCHL franchise a distinct possibility, we have the opportunity to get the ball rolling in the right direc- tion a rink for hockey, conventions, ice shows, musical shows, carnivals, a name it. Christie, Maxwell and company have simply giv- en the city fathers a solid nudge, one, I hope, that will get them quickly to the task at hand. The example has been set in Medicine Hat. Vi'e need a new arena. It's as simple as that. Need I say more? Athletics get west, nod THE ROSE BUSHES ARE IN! OVER 40 VARIETIES, TO CHOOSE FROM Orioles will repeat NEW YORK (AP) There are hvo ways (o look at Ihe American League baseball pen- nant race this season. One is to assume that Oak- land Athlelics' Virta Blue and Chicago White Sox's Kichie Allen stick by their holdout guns and refuse to play. That way, Baltimore Orioles look Like the winner for Ihe fourth consecutive season. The other is to anlieipate lhat Blue and Allen will yield lo the stand-pat offers of the owners and sign. Allen has since signed. Baltimore slill wins. The Orioles, quile simply, are too strong. ]t is a learn lhat was so deep it could afford to Iradc one of its top sluggers, Frank Robinson, and hardly notice tlm loss. Baltimore unloaded Robinson to Angeles Dodgers for some young pitching help, pri- marily Doyle Alexander and Bobby O'Brien. Back in harness is [lie quartet of Dave McNally and Mike Cucllar, both lefties, and right- handers Jim Palmer and Pal Dobson. They wore tlte first slaff in more than a ball rcn- Uiry to win 20 games or more each last season. Don't bet they won't do the same this year. The Birds traded Robinson lo vnclog their rather crowded oul- lield and make room for Don Baylor, a promising rookie up Rally club plans school Sunday afternoon the South- ern Alberta Rally Club will stage a rally as well as an in- slruclional rally school. The scliool is set for a a.m. slart al Centre Village Mall. The. school will Include Ihe demonstration of the major types of Instructions that may be used in rallying. Registration for Sunday's rally get under way with the first car expected lo leave al The rally will sec many of Ihe instructions from the school put lo use. The event is a non-championship event but dash plaques will bo awarded. from Rochester. But with Pau Blair. Jlcrv liettenmund an Don Buford slill around, tlicr seems lo be no place for Baylor at least in the starting lineup. The same thing is true in th infield where Bobby Grich ha graduated. He only has lo bea oul Brooks Robinson at thirr Mark Belangcr at short or Dav Johnson at second lo get ivork Maybe that's why manage Earl Weaver worked him first base during the oxhibitio season. There, only power ma Boog Powell is blocking hi way. In the West, Oakland, wlicthe Blue is pitching or not, sti1 looks slronp enough lo repeal Owner Charles 0. f'inley look little Vida insurance by accjuir ing Denny McLain to patch u any possible pitching Rap. Ad to lhat left-hander Ken Ifollz man, acquired over the winter fi'om Chicago Cubs, and 20 game winner Catfish Hunlcr. Any kind of comeback by Blue Moon Odom and Chuck Dohson, who had arm problems late last year, would leave the Athletics really silling prclly in tho pitching department. ola Twins meet the Athletics al i the Gianls for Ihe waiver akland. One night game has exas Rangers going against be Angels in California, Among pro-opening player loves was the Dodgers' acquls- ion of catcher Dick Diet! from of Dietz, 30. Is o right-hander who belted home runs, drova In 72 rum and batted .252 in I4J games for Ihe Giants last tea- Phillies' fans like Kiteman PHILADELPHIA (AP) You I rould think the hig question on le minds of Philadelphia base- alt fans these days would be: Iho club get out o! last Jacc? What Philadelphia tans ere isking Is: Can Kiteman really ly over (he cenlrefield wall and bat to home plate with the irst ball for Monday's night lomo opener against SI. Louis ardinaLs. About town they're exclalm- ng: "Is It a bird? Is it a plane? o, It's Kiteman." Kifeman? To make a long story short, Bill Giles, vice-president In charge of operations for the billies, hired a guy -who was to run down a ramp In centrefield, take off and float Vernoii trims Rustlers 5-3 VERNON, B.C. (CP) Wayne Dye scored three goals night to lead Vernon lo a 5-3 victory over Red Deer Rustlers and force a sixth !ame in their Centennial Cup jest-of-seven quarter-final se- 'ics. lied Deer leads the series hree games to two with the next gama Monday night in Red Deer. Vernon led 1-0 at the end ol :he first period and 4-1 at the end of the second. Dye scored the first three Joals and tho Rustlers pulled ;oalie Graham Parsons at of the second period, replacing liin with Keith Delaney. But Dclaney was pulled at af- :er John Price scored for Yer- non and Parsons returned lo [lie game. The other Vernon scorer was Jim Lawrence. Scoring for Red Deer were Gordon Dillon, Greg Scott and Reg Kincli. Glen Beuchert made 29 stops .n the Vemon net and Parsons and Delaney combined for I Each club drew rone penal- lies, including two five-minule majors apiece. through the air lo home plata. He was going to do ell this by attaching himself lo a kite and hoping for a strong wind. Trie original kitemau can't make il. Because o[ the delay In Ihe opening of the season by the players' strike, lie ran Into a schedule conflict In Mexico, Maybe the wind is stronger here. Giles was undaunted. He went out luid found another kiteman. This puy is even more unbe- Jcveable. He looks with disdain jpon ramps inside the ball park [or his lakeotf. He's going to :tart on the parkiug lot outside tho stadium. John Williamson of suburban Paoll says he will deliver tht season's first ball by becoming airborne, with a kite, no motor, from (he parking lot In cenlre- field. He says lic'll float to an altitude of about 300 feet, then descend lo home plate where ha "I hand over (he first baD lo Hie Phillies' catcher. Stand by for tho latest flight reports. Third bout LOS ANGELES CAP) Tho third Uont in Uie controversial World Boxing Council light- weight litle series between Mando Hamos of Long Deach, Calif., and Pedro Carrasco oi Spain will be held in Madrid May 19. Ramos and Carrasco havo Iwicc met for Ihe title In 1> ronnders. In the first, heM in Spain, Ramos was disqualified and the bout awarded to Car- rasco by the referee. The WBC refused to accept tho verdict and ordered a rematch. Ramos won a 15-round split decision in the second fight, but the WBC again refused to give title recognition hecause the rer erce and two judges were all from southern California. A FINAL THANK YOU! TO L.M.H A. Executive All PnrenH Miners' lihrcry Orfdfellowi Club Royal Canadian Legion Optimist Club National Neon Sieve Pocia Construction Greyhound Linei Dr. M, F. Simpjon, H.D. PorPsman AulomotivB Western Canada Hardware Economy Meal Marker Isltibridgo Herald CJOC Radio CJOC-TV 7 CHEC Radio CFCN-TV 13 Community Servicei Depr, Purity Bottling St. Ambulance Robini, Mitchell, Watson. "THANK YOU" MARLANDS PEE WEE HOCKEY CLUB. Cal Ditkson, Coach Peter Kiih, Manager SPORTS FANS1 I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW by GARY KIRK KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. I Do you who woi the highest icorer in last year's I Stanley Cup play? An- swer is Frank Mahovlich I He scored 27 points on ixl goajs ond ]3 ossilts Next came Bobby Hull with I 25 points. I There's cms baseball record that few tans appreciate but Hie more you think about ft Ihe more cimazing Ft Thol'i the record I for most gamei won by a I pitcher in big Jeague history, I set by Cy Young, who won 511 games in hii career In trie early 1900i Now lo I appreciate how hard It II lo I win 511 games, consider ihli _ fact: it's difficult for any pit- 1 cher To win 20 games In any Ione year; few pitchers ever win 20 games in threi or I four or five different lea. sons, but lo win 511 gamtl, I os Cy Young did, you'd havii ilo avernqe 20 wins a year, every yr-nr. for over 25 vearsl I That's why thal'i on amazing record and why no one else has ever come I 1 Here's an oddity There I Iwas once o heavyweight box- ing champion of world I who wns NOT a heavyweightl I I. 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