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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 'Bring on the Russians9 altitude prevails Top players enthusiastic about By HHUCE LUVr.TT Canadian Press Sports Editor Some of the top players In Ihe Motional Hockey League paused m llicir pursuit of tlic Stanley Cup to state that it it Is up to Ilicm, they'll play against the Russians this (alt. There was sonic hesitation about what it might mean to them In terms ot money and in terms oi recompense should they Injured, but the first re- liction was summed up by Brad Park, all-slnr defenccman for New York Rangers who said: "I'd love to play. I think it's a hclluvcin idea." Derek Sanderson, mod young centre for Boston Bruins echoed Park's sentiments: "Anytime, any w here, any rink and under any conditions." Bobby Orr, the Bruins' do- fcnceman who lias revolutionized tlie game, said "I'd love adding "hut I think il should be a team that has had an opportu- nity to play together." "And it should be a series of gomes, not just one here and one back there." Milk River dinner ready Tickets for the I2th annual Milk Elvers Elks Sportsman's Dinner are becoming scarce. Dinner chairman Boh Bnlog announced today that there arc Just a handful o! tickets left lor the dinner set for Saturday cve- Rondoii accuses manager CARACAS (AP) Vicente rtondon. former World Boxing Association light-heavyweight champion, accused his manager and trainer of giving him drugs In the form of a "strange pill" before he was knocked out by Bob Foster in an April 7 title fight. Roticlon's account of the rea- sons for his defeat were Imme- diately disputed by the man- ager, Felix Tuto Xahala, who said the only thing given the Venezuelan boxer prior to the fight was an injection of vi- tamin B-12. According to Rondon, his trainer, Saso Bctancourt. gave him a "strange pill" and sugared brandy shortly before the fight. Rondon also said his manager had told him before the fight that he would lose to Foster but would net a return bout within six months. nine In the Milk River Elks Club starting at sbt o'clock. The popularity of dinners of Ihis kind has grown over the years and dinner officials this year had to break with tradi- lion lo a certain degree. In past years it was the din- ner's tradition lo have southern Albertans exclusively ot Ihe head table. This year, however, the dinner will see spoilsmen from various parts of western Canada nt the head (able, This year's featured sneaker is Monsirjnor Atliol Murray of Notre Dame College in WUcox, Saskatchewan. Known far and wide as Pcre Murray, he will anchor a head fable higlilighl- cd by two National Hockey League figures as well afl Can- atla's all-around cowboy and e former professional boxer. Vic Slasiuk, coach of the Cal- ifornia Golden Seals of the NHL and Boh Schmaulz of the Vancouver Canucks will be on hand when dinner is served. Joining them will be Tom Bews of the world of professional ro- deo and Gordon Pouliol, a former fighter and at present an avid outdoorsman. Annual highlight of the din- ner is the selection of an athlete of Ihe year and sportsman of the year. Master of ceremonies for the affair is Pat Sullivan of The Lcthbridtfe Herald. Tickets can still be obtained from any member of the Milk River Elks Club or at Doug's or the LethbrirtRe Elks Club. OF TRAILER OPTIONS! Yes, over SI 41.00 of valuable oplions can be YOURS FREE as an "EARLY BUYER BONUS" if you ACT NOW! Just purchase a STARCRAH "STARMASTER" CAMPER TRAlfER before April 30, 1972 ond you receive FREE 10' CANOPY (wilh poles lie downs PROPANE TANK ond REGULATOR.....Value SPARE WHEEL ASSEMBLY (6 ply lire) Volue Tola! S tarmaster X16" OT "8 Mfgrs. Suggested Retail Price with of FREE Oplions! Just look at some of the terrific feclurei of iJie 1972 Slarcraft uSlormasTer" Top a Isvcrar.t.s cf felewsping fiflersyi'sTr.. End burks ilicfa out eoiiljr' on nylon glidei. Canvas fai- !cned fo framework CcUful-co-ordmclf d ifilenorj. Sltindord equipment on Slonrmiter 3 Burner ticn range k.ilchtn onwle Iniulolfd rc play." "It would be a great Would ho fear an injury just before the start of Ihe NHL sea- son9 "I don't think in terms rif being injured, I never gn out to play thinking I will be Czechs unseat PHAGUE (CP) Czechoslo- vakia's world champion hockey team savored the sweet tasfe of victory today after defeating the arch-rival Soviet Union and pulling off one of the biggest up- sets in world hockey history. Czechoslovakia defeated the Soviet Union 3-2 Thursday to clinch the world championship and end Russia's nine-year reign as world champion. The Czechs earlier in Ihe tourna- ment tted Russia 33. The victory was tinged with Irony. II happened In Prague, where wild demonstrations broke out in the 1909 championship when Czechoslovakia defeated Russia twice in Stockholm but still saw the Russians walk away with the title. The championship followed the August, 1W8, inva- Humbolt ties Cop series HUMBOLDT, Sask. (CP) Bobby McDonald had a shut- out as Humboldl Broncos roared back In their Centennial Cup semi final hockey series by trouncing Red Deer Rust- lers 7-0 Thursday night. The win lies (heir best of seven series at one game each after Red Deer won the first contest 3-2 in overtime Wcd- day. The next three games will be in Red Deer Saturday, Sun- day and Monday. McDonald made 31 saves to record the well earned shut- out. Red Deer used two goal- tenders Phil Wandler re- placed Graham Parsons at tho start of the Ihird period and they combined for 36 saves. Randy Smith opened Ihe scoring at of (he first period. Other Humboldt goals were by Noil Haryliw with two, Lloyd Hilgers, Pat Roon- ey, Tom Gehlen aud Ross Gil- chrisl. Red Deer had one major penalty and five of II minors sion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union and its Warsaw pact allies and anti-Soviet senti- ment still remains here. Secondly, Ihe Russian defeat came just as arrangements were being made to have the best Canadian Is National Hockey League play Russia In an eight-game ..ext September. With the minus their world crown that proposed showdown will lose some of Us glamor. BIGGEST IN YEARS The Czech victory here loomed as the biggest upset since 1954, when Russia first en- tered world hockey play and upset Canada to win the title Canada was represented that year by Toronto East York. In addition to nine consecutive world titles. Russia has won five consecutive Olympic titles including the 1972 crown at Sap- poro, Japan. Following the Czech victory fans jammed famed Vi'enceslas Square. jeering "Shnibu Shaibu." the slogan oi the So- viet hockey team. The slogan translates as "the puck." Several celebrants were ar- rested near the of bloody battles during the Russian invasions of Czechoslo- vakia. The crowd later was dis- persed by police who conlinuet heavy patrol of the area. LEAD Czechoslovakia now leads the s I x -I e a m double round-robii tournament with eight wins anc a tie for 17 points. The Sovie Union has seven wins, a tie and a loss for 15 points. Each team has one more game to play. The lournamcn ends Saturday. The Russians could tie the Czechs In points should (ha Russians win over Sweden In their finale and the Czechs lose to Finland Salnr day. However, the Czechs slil would take the title because o: having defeated the Russians The first method of breaking a points-tie is picking the winner of the game between the two tied (earns. EXCLUSIVE ON CABLE T.V. 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