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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, April 18, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 13 Pat Sullivan It has to be the baseball season Jimmy McLaren is limbering up his fingers for another season at the organ at Lethbndge Lakers' home games He tells me he has three blind mice down perfect as well as the familar Laker charge he played so olten last season And then there are the Lakers themselves It looks like another season of feeling as though I'm talking to myself It may sound strange, but when you approach someone else with the same nickname and congratulate him, or rib scorn him a bit, whatever the case may be, you do feel as though you are talking in a mirror 1 had this feeling a number of times last season when talking to Paul Sullivan of Toronto Sullivan was the Lakers' ace righthander and was also nicknamed Sully I've had the nickname Sully since my school days I think I answered manager Ron Taylor as many times last year as Paul did When Taylor hollered Sullivan, and I was close at hand, he received two replies This season could see me talking to myself even more as Sullivan is returning, sometime in the next two weeks, to play and manage the Lakers Word of Sullivan's return was announced Wednesday by Laker president Reno Lizzi Sullivan who felt Montreal Expos had given up on him too soon because of arm troubles, got a whirl with the New York Mets of the National Baseball League, but was released In all likelihood, Sullivan could have caught on with another club, possibly in the minors However, Canada is home and Sullivan and his wife enjoyed Lethbndge and are now headed back to the sunny south Lizzi was beaming as he talked about some of the players the Lakers will have in their 1974 camp, names of which will be announced soon Lakers pennant winners in the Alberta Major Baseball League last season, and Alberta representatives at the Canadian baseball finals, could have as many as six all- Canadian team players on their roster Sullivan, it can safely be said, will have quite a ball club to handle Local players, as well as a couple of out-of-town tryouts, will begin workouts Friday under the watchful guidance of Brian Hogan We have lots of good news for the people of Southern Alberta said Lizzi "We're going to have a whale of a ball club At present, only two players from last year's club, will definitely not be back Wayne Commodore who left the club just before playoffs, and Al Frechuk I would be remiss if I did not comment on the season ticket prices for Laker home games The entire Laker executive makes it very clear that the team is not out to make bundles of money but to border on financial chaos is another thing Season tickets for the Lakers' home games will be for 16 home games In this day of inflation one can still find a bargain, it seems General admission is a buck and a half, and that should be within the reach of most people 'We want to make this a family show 'he said "If we play good entertaining baseball for the people enough will come out at these prices and we 11 do just fine That in a nutshell, is the Lakers goal and, all things being equal they shouldn I experience any trouble retaining Their product is a good one Soviets close in HELSINKI (Reuter) The Soviet Union scored three goals in the second period and virtually clinched the world amateur hockey championshop Thursday wuh a "M win over Czechoslovakia The Czechs who defeated the Russians 7-2 in the tournament last week, were ahead 1-0 after the first period but could not hold off the strong-skating Russians in the second Three players prominent in the 1972 Team Canada-Russia series paced the victory Boris Mikhailov Alexandr Maltsev and Alexandr Yakushev were the Russian goal scorers The lone goal for the Czechs was scored by Jiri Hohk on a power play but the penalty probably aided the Russians in the long run Gennadi Tsigankov of the Soviet Union was given five minutes after cross-checking Czech Vladimir Martmec. cutting his left eyebrow And while the Czechs scored a goal Martmec, the leading scorer m the tournament didn t return until the third period when the result was all but decided With two days remaining m the six-nation Group A tourna- ment, Czechoslovakia retains a mathematical chance of overhauling the Russians SHOOTERS SCOREBOARD ...PLAINSMAN SPORTS This ween s topic is the Flinch The flinch is an involuntary reaction m anticipation lo the sound and recoil of a gun going otf It you have it your shooting is terrible il for no other reason than yjur snooting eye is likely to be closed at that critical momenl when the gun goes off Target shooters have the biggest problem combating the Flinch This is because they shoot deliberately and not in the excitement of the hunt A great deal of the problem is psycological and related to noise If someone sets a firecracker off under your chair there would be an involuntary tendency to jump Rule one then is to wear the proper ear muffs to keep sound levels to a minimum Another cause is more real and this one has to do with Newton s law which says that for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction As the bullet speeds forward the heavier gun must move backward even though at a small fraction of the bullets velocity This iS why Magnums are hard to shoot accurately and are best left to the experienced marksman Even the ladies car shoot a 243 with no problems but it takes some experience to handle the hefty recoil of a 338 Winchester Magnum A third factor is not so apparent and that is slock design A properly designed stock built 10 fit the shooter can sub stantially eliminate much of the recoil effect It should be straight with a minimum drop at the heel with a strongly forward sloping comb and a bit of cast off P-operly designed a stock can so minimize recoil thai a 300 Weatherby will be more peasant to shoot than a A final factor in recoil effect the position that the gun is fired from A 12 Guage shoiyun acuially has a lot of recoil but it is customarily fired from the standing position with the body swinging smoothly to track the bird We would certainly advise most strongly against anyone firing a shotgun from the conventional prone position favoured by riflemen The firmer and more solid the position that Ihe gun is fired from the less give that the shoulder has 10 absorb Ihe recoil A good recoil pad nelos and should certainly be fitted to any rifle of Magnum designation With a properly fitted firearm some sound protection and enough experience to concentrate on marksmanship rather than the Flinch there will be no problems On the other hand if you have been cursed with a visitation by the Flinch waste no time in seeking assistance Until it has been excorsized you will never be able to shoot a score fill your bag or enjoy the shoot PLAINSMAN SPORTS Ml WESTERN CANADA'S LEADING SUPPLIER OF QUALITY FIREARMS, TARGET EQUIPMENT, RELOADING SUPPLIES, LIGHTWEIGHT CAMPING AND ALPINE GEAR. COMPLETE QUNSMITHINO SERVICE. KENKOTKAS RICK KUCHERAN BOB HOBBS ART BOURNE 329-7th St. S. (Gun.mnh) MacGregor starts it for the Rangers Hawks go one up on Bruins Tony O was brilliant By IAN MacLAINE BOSTON (CP) Goalie Tony Esposito faced a Boston barrage of 48 shots and walked away with most of the credit lor Chicago Black Hawks' 4-2 victory in their Stanley Cup semi final opener against the Bruins Thursday night Goaltending beat us said Bruins coach Bep Guidolm 1 That s the toughest goaltend- mg we ve faced all year The second game of the best-of-seven National Hockey League playoff is set for 11 a m MST Sunday at Boston Garden If we get 48 more shots on him Sunday and he does it again maybe we should buy a gun.' said Guidolm I know Tony was good, but I didn't think he was that good It's too bad we're not playing again tomorrow night to see if he could stand up to it I couldn t believe some of those saves, especially that one on Phil Esposito in the second period That one" came with Chi- cago holding a 2-1 lead and Esposito still groggy from a shot earlier in the game by Boston's Bobby Schmautz that bounced off his head The Chicago goalie crumpled to the ice after being hit and was only able to resume play after several minutes of medical treatment The Hawks, down 1-0 when Esposito was hit, changed their game tactics and immediately took the oltensive to relieve the pressure on Esposito and gamed the upper hand on goals by Stan Mikita and rookie Darcy Rota Then, with Chicago defen- ceman Dick Redmond off for hooking, the Bruins were in a position to tie the game but Phil Esposito, Tony's brother. Minor Hockey reps will meet Representatives of all minor hockey associations and groups in south zone 5 are asked to attend a special organizational meeting in Lethbndge, hosted by the Lethbndge Minor Hockey Association The meeting is planned to co-ordinate resolutions from rone 5, for presentation at the A A H A annual meeting in Lethbndge this June These resolutions must be submitted to the A A H A before May 24th Meeting time is 2 p m Saturday, at Adams Ice Centre Lethbndge was foiled on one of the Bruins best opportunities The big Boston centre was clear of the usual hangers-on for a good two seconds about ten feet in front of the Chicago goal but he fired the puck directly into brother Tony s gloved hand The goal that caromed in off Phil Esposito s skate, after linemate Wayne Cashman did all the work behind the Chicago goal, was all that got past Tonj Esposito until Darryl Edestrand's 45-footer bounced in off the goaltender's left leg pad in the third period to tie the score at 2-2 John Marks, used sparingly in recent months, bulled through the Boston defence to beat goalie Gilles Gilbert with the winner at 16 56 of the third period and Dennis Hull added an insurance goal CHICAGO 4, BOSTON 2 First Period 1 Boston Esposito 2 (Cashman Penalties Vadnais 138 Magnusson 511 Edestrand Kroll majors 14 26 Tallon Vadnais mmors maiors 17 12 Esposilo 1851 Second Period 2 Chicago Mikila 3 (Koroll) 3 48 3 Chicago Rota 2 (Pappm) 8 12 Penalties Redmond 916 Magnusson 1333 Edestrand 1845 Third Period 4 Boston Edestrand 1 (Esposito) 9 08 5 Chicago Marks 1 (Pappm) 1656 6 Chicago Hull 4 1939 Penalties None Shots on goal by Chicago 6 10 Boston 11 21 003 VI DCW' (BELIEVE PITY, I CAN'T READ. I'M NOT MUCH GOOD WITH A PEN EITHER LOADS OF WHO VJRITIN' ALLt THE POP SONGS Canada could have two clubs in World Baseball League LONDON Ont ada have two franchises in the proposed World Baseball Association next vear with Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham Ont pitching for one of the teams, savs WBA president Sean Downey In a telephone interview from Washington Downey said singer Frank Sinatra Jr has made a formal application to operate a team in Toronto and a group of Vancouver businessmen expressed verbal interest April 10 in acquiring a franchise for their citv No Canadian cities were ini- tially included in the WBA s plans to operate a 32-team league in three countries Downev said Wednesday that Jenkins1 lawyers, David Schatia and Larry Sazant of Montreal made a verbal representation on behalf of the Texas Rangers pitcher duimg a meeting with WBA oilirmis List week They're after 5 million perhaps over five vears but I think they're a little high he said However it's a nego- tiable thing and I think it s quite possible we can come to an agreement Jenkins had 14 wins and 16 defeats for Chicago Cubs before he was traded to the Rangers of the American League Downey also said that slugger Reggie Jackson of Oakland Athletics Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds and pitchers Rick Reuschel and Bert Hooten mav play in the WBA next season Jackson has> already talked to New York franchise holder Nat Tornapol and from what I m told Jackson has agreed to plav there next year Downey said He said the league is ncgotia ting with Dick Williams former manager of (ho UhU'tics to be commissioner of the WBA In a telephone interview Wednesday from West Palm Beach Fla Williams con- firmed the negotiations and -aid he would meet Downey in Washington early next week to make up m> mind one way or the other 'Eddie, Eddie, Eddie' Flyers best be ready By AL McNEIL NEW YORK (CP) New York Rangers will start think- ing about Philadelphia's rough-tough Flyers today But Thursday night, as 17 500 exultant Madison Square Garden fans roared their approval, the Rangers were content to enjoy the fact they had beaten Montreal Canadiens, defending Stanley Cup champions, for the third straight game, this one by a 5- 2 margin, to win the best-of- seven quarter-final round in six games The Rangers now travel to Philadelphia for the first two games of their best-of-seven semi-final round against the Flyers Saturday and Tuesday nights The roaring New York crowd left little doubt as to who had emerged from the Montreal series wearing the mantle of leadership for the sometimes rudderless Rangers Eddie, Eddie they screamed chanting in unison their appreciation for veteran goaltender Ed Giacomin PROMISED RALLY Giacomin, a 34-year-old na- tive of Sudbury, Ont had promised to rally the Rangers when they trailed the Canadierts 2-1 in games earlier in the series, pledging to lift his teammates to what New York fans hope will be the team s first Cup victory in 34 years After giving up early-game goals to Henri Richard at 9 15 of the first period, and to Steve Shutt at 2 07 of the middle frame, Giacomin shut the door on the Canadiens while his team-mates piled up five straight goals, by Bruce MacGregor and Bill Fairbairn in the second period veteran centre Jean Ratelle s game- winner at 11 04 of the final period, and when Canadiens yanked goaltender Michel Larocque with just over one minute left to plav two by centre Peter Stemkowski into the empty Montreal net The Rangers had pulled the same stunt in Montreal Tuesday night in the fifth NY RANGERS 5, MONTREAL 2 Firil Period 1 Montreal Richard 2 (Counter 9 15 Penalties Lambert Park majors minors Gainey Butler 4 02 COurnoyer 1254 Tkaczuk 1608 Lapomte 17 36 Second Period 2 Montreal Shutt 5 (Latleur Richard) 2 07 3 NY Rangers MacGregor 6 (Park) 8 41 4 NY Rangers Fairbairn 1 (Vickers Marcotte) 9 27 Penalties Robinson 2 52 Harris triple minor P Mahovhch 1003 Lemaire 1024 Third Period 5 New York Ratelle 2 (Gilbert Irvine) 11 04 6 New York Slemkowski 3 (Rolfe) 1906 t- New York Stemkowski 4 (Fairbairn Rolfe) 19 24 Penalties Tkaczuk 5 33 Shuti Fairbairn 12 59 Shots on goal by Montreal 5 10 New York 12 8 500 Leafs given ultimatum TORONTO (CP) Alan Eagleson, who represents a number of National Hockey League players says he has given Toronto Maple Leafs an ultimatum regarding left winger Paul Henderson Unless they give the con- tract we re asking for and it includes a no-trade provision, he 11 be finished with the Leaf organization, said the Toronto lawyer If the 31-year-old Henderson doesn t play for the Leafs next season it s expected he'll wind up with Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association Jim Gregory the Leafs' general manager has an appointment Friday with Eagleson to discuss Henderson and likely several other players who are Eagleson s clients The Leafs have indicated they are opposed to a contract that includes the provision that Henderson can t be traded unless he agrees to the deal FORD 1510 Mayor Magrath 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Contact: BOB DAVIDSON Phone 328-8861 game and MacGregor got the tying goal, and then Ron Harris gave New York a 3-2 victory with a goal at 4 07 of the first sudden-death overtime period Earlier, the Rangers had won and lost by 4-1 margins m Montreal, lost 4-2 in New York last Saturday night and won the fourth game 6-4 here Sunday afternoon Coach Emile Francis and Giacomin said they wouldn t comment on the Philadelphia series m not thinking about Philadelphia right Francis said "We've got 48 hours no comment right now "Now we've got another series I don't want to think about Philadelphia yet I'll think about it when I wake up When I see it in big print in the paper that Montreal has been beaten, then I'll believe Giacomin said Rookie goaltender Michel Larocque. who played m all six games in commendable style for the Canadiens, was dejected after the loss "I m disappointed, but I did my best Larocque 22. a na- tive -of Hull Que said "Giacomin and MacGregor were the difference Ratelle scores winner with LaRocque out of his net Branagh will speak twice Bob Branagh of Edmonton, president of the Alberta Amateur Softball Association, will meet with two local softball groups at the Civic Sports Centre Saturday afternoon Branagh will meet with all persons interested in organizing a minor softball program at two o'clock and will wind up his one day visit bv speaking to anyone interested in slowpitch at four o clock Meanwhile the Southern Alberta Major Men's Fastball League will hold a meeting Sunday afternoon All team representatives and members of the board of executives must attend this important session starting at two o clock at 805 8th St North TERRY ALLEN Casey Vandenbnnk President and General Manager of Foreign Car (Lethbndge) Ltd is pleased to announce the np pomtment of Mr Terry A len as Service Manager with our firm Terry is a qualified auto motive technician and has sev eral years experience in the automotive field He is well known in our area for his excellent work which includes all types of performance cars Terry will be more than happy to serve all ot his Inends and customers ARE YOU THIS MAN OR WOMAN? 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