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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Midget tourney under way Elks hard pressed to win in opener Lethbridge Midget Elks, Al- berta midget champions, had their hands fuil Fnday night Edmonton Cessco Midget Oilers in the first round of the Lethbridge Minor Hockey As- sociation Lethbridge Elks Lodge Midget Hockey Tourna- ment. The first of what is hoped will become an annual affair, opened Friday morning. Eight teams, including the Elks, are in the running for honors in the three-day affair that winds up Sunday evening at All games will be staged at Hender- son Ice Centre Elks broke open a closely- fought battle with the impres- sive Edmcntci) club with two late goals for a win Elks joined Regina Pat Inland Ran- gers, Kimberly Midget Lions, and Cranbrook on the A sid of the double-knockout tourn- ey. Regina scored 10 times in the final two periods to take 12-7 verdict from Canadiar Forces Base Cold Lake Jr Packers while Kimberlej notched three unansweret third period goals for a 7-4 win over Medicine Hat Cablevision All-Stars. Cranbrook advance by stopping Moose Jaw Jets 6-2. In a B side game Medi cine Hat sidelined Cold Lak 11-6. In the Elks Oilers encount er the two clubs battled to 1- 5r.d 3-3 stalemates after th first two periods respectively Joe Mali scored three time fcr the locals while Myles Fox Rick Collier and Mike Boy chuk completed the ers trounce Oil Kings 7-1 MEDICINE HAT (CP) and Anderson scored four un Medicine Hat Tigers dumped Edmonton Oil Kirgs 7-1 Friday night to win their best-of-sev- en Western Canada Hockey League Western Division play- off final 4-2. Tigers, who meet Eastern Division champion Saskatoon Blades in the league playoff final, won the last four games of the series after losing the first two. In Friday night's game, Bob Anderson led the Medicine Hat attack with three powerplay goals. Singles were added by Barry Dean, Ryan Wecker, Ed Johnstone and Bob Gassoff Curtis Shokoples scored the lone Edmonton goal, a power- play, at of the third per- iod. Dean, Wecker, Johnstone answered goals past Oil netminder Doug Soetaert in the first period and coasted to vic- tory. Anderson added another in the second period. Anderson made it 6-0 for Medicine Hat at :21 of the third period. After the lone Edmon- ton goal, Gassoff sealed up the one-sided event at "ft was great to beat the Oil 'Medicine Hat coach Jack Shupe siad. "We've been waiting three years for the chance and we finally did it tonight. We expected them to be real tough even without Darcy Rota." Rota, Edmontons' top scorer, was forced out of playoffs with Tigers due to injuries in the quarter-finals against New Westminster Bruins. Stampede Wrestling EXHIBITION PAVILION Monday, April p.m. North American Championship Match STOMPER GOULDIE vs CARLOS BELAFONTE GINO CARUSO vs THE VIKING 5 Exciting Matches Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJOC-TV with singles. Boychuk scored the winner when his shot from the red line glanced off the glove of Oilers' netmind Dave Morrow and trickled into the open corner. Morrow was at fault on the goal. If he had let the shot go it would have missed the net high and wide. Rick Zaparniuk, with two, and Scott McAvoy and Gary Soetart, with singles, scored for the Oilers. Elks got the nod on nine minors and two majors while Oilers took two minors and four majors. Regina got three goals each from Marty Pasterfield and Darrell Kennedy. Kevin Merth chipped in with a pair while solo markers went to Bill Bab- ey, Ron Yoneda, Brian Havl and Mickey Bell. Brant Slaght, with two and Paul Odell, Jack MacDonald, Serl Worth, Phil Lucas and Doug Cinnamon, with one each, replied for Cold Lake. The high-scoring game was highlighted by five goals in a span of two minutes and 18 seconds in the second period. Cold Lake scored three times and Regina twice in the flur- ry. Kimberly pulled away from Medicine Hat as Derek Wil- isms, Graig Hel'and and Rich Slekowski scored in the final stanza. EarLer, Kf.ekjwsM, Viiliams, Louis Perri and Bob Bannatyne counted singles for he winners while Marty Fritz >aced the Gas City with three, fohn Moody added" a single. Cranbrook and Moose Jaw were at a 2-2 stalemate after 40 minutes bat the B.C. club erupted for four goals, one each by Rob Adams, Dave )orris, Terry Lode and Ron Webb to salt away the vic- orj. Adams and Dorris had cored earlier. Robin Annsley accounted for Moose Jaw goals. The game got out of hand at times as the referees meted nine minors, six majors and two game misconducts to loose Jaw as well as 13 min- WAIX ME EIME.BUTIT'U.GOSTVER A FISH AN1 CHIPSUPPER- I THINK SHE SftJD'QOOb NIGHT1 fc'SEft KNOW 'ER? Pace at standstill n Jets' 5-1 victory Saturday, April 21, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Munro rumored owner Sugar Kings up for sale rs. three majors and three sme misconducts to Craa- rook. In the only B division con- est four players, Marty 'ritz, Glen Vorra, Gary Stet- er and Gary Benson, scored vrice each for Mecicine Hat. ingles went to Stevs Bosch, 'eil Maser, and John Moody. Tom Wilson notched a trio or Cold Lake. Brant Slaght ccounted for a pair while lalcolm Ogrodnick chipped in with a single. Games continue throughout day today and Sunday. PRE INVENTORY SAL! Check On These Values and Save! louvre lwn. 4 -o x x 6--B" I'.O" x 7'-0" ,70 each 15.00 ..eh 18.00 each 10.00 eoch 20.00 eoch 22.00 each 30.00 ,och 30.00 eoch 15.00 each 25.00 eoth 56.00 each 43.00 I 4 Metal Bifold Doors SMT x w...... 2 Metal Bifold Doors 1 Metal Bifold Door 2 Mahogany Bifold Doors 1 Mahogany Bifold Door 2 Mahogany Bifold Doors 1 Mahogany Bifold Door 1 Mahogany Bifold Door Rwary 2 1 Pine Bifold Door 3 Steel Sectional Garage Doors 8 1 Steel 1 Piece Garage Door Random Sheets Corrugated Colored AlsynHe Random Sizes K-lux-Colored Plastic........ Random Size Arborite. Full Sheets 4'xB' Arborite....... 60 Birch Panels Quantity of Odd Sizes New Sash Ywr ciieiM Quantity of New Barn Cellar Sash Yeor elwie. Quantity of Used Windows Yovr cw. Quantity of Doors BP Quantify of Amerock Cabinet Hardware.........50% off Lethbridge Sash Door Factory 403 5th Ave. South Phone 327-1581 By JOHN KOROBANIK Canadian Press Staff Writer The combination of a hot, hu- mid arena and the slow method- ical pace of Houston Aeros slowed Winnipeg almost to a snail's pace Friday night but the Jets still skated to a 5-1 vic- tory in tire first game of their World Hockey Association semi- final series. The Jets play host to th Aeros Sunday night for the sec ond game in the series. Cleveland Crusaders are a home tonight to New England Whalers who lead that Eastern Division series 2-0. The Whalers got solid performances from goaltender Al Smith and the en tire defence Thursday nisht to beat Cleveland 3-2. Fourth game in that series will be played Sunday in Cleveland. New England spotted Cteve- land goals by Ron Buchanan and Wayne Mulcin in the first five nnnutes of play before ral lying behind Larry Pleau's two goals and one by Tom Webster. At Winnipeg, the Jets scoret three first-period goals and were content to play Houston's pace the rest of the way. Vet- eran cenire Wally Boyer secret twice for the Jets with Bil Sutherland, Danny Johnson anc player-coach Bobby Hull scor- ing one each. Duke Harris scored Houston's only goal in the final minute of the second period, slapping in a rebound as the Aeros took ad- vantage of a sloppy Winnipeg power-play. Houston coach Bill Dineen said the game "has to be our worst effort in six "I think we were tired. We came out fine the first couple of shifts then really went flat. It certainly wasn't one of our bet- ter games of the year." Dineen added, however, that "no one seems down we'll just write this off as a bad game.'' Hull said it was difficult to t going when the Aeros quit hitting after the first few min- utes and started laving back "They might still be feeling ths Los Angeles series a little bit. I just hope our guys don't I think this was the toughest J game they're going to play." The Winnipeg players admit- ted they were sluggish through most of the game but attributed it to the hot arena and the Houston style of play. Right-winger Norm Beaudin. usually one of the club's best skaters and checksrs, said he felt like he had "a piano on my back all night." "I don't ieally know what it was. But they were really slow and we had been off for a week Dafenceman Bobby Ash, whose end-to-end rush set up the first goal by Sutherland, said it was "tremendously hot out there. I did Sudsy (Sutherland) was just in the right spot.'' Boyer made it 2-0 by slapping in his own rebound and Johnson increased the margin when he caught the short side of the net on a two-on-one break with Hull. Houston goalie Wayne Rut- ledge, who finished with 24 saves, made a skate save on Hull early in the second period but moments later the Winnipea coach took a drop pass and Of his play, in which he cir-! Wasted it into the opposite cor- clsd behind the Houston cet and fed the puck across the crease to Sutherland, the veteran de- fenceman said he "couldn't come out any further in front.'' "I had to throw it in front like ner for a 4-0 lead. Harris scored for Houston late in the second period, slam- ming a rebound under Joe Da- ley in the final minute of the priod. SEMI FINALS New England Cleveland Winnloeg Houston LEADERS W L F A PtS 2 0 W 1 0 L F A Pts Beaudin, W Webster, NE Sutherland, W Hull. W Dorey, NE Caffery, NE 3 Popiel, H 2 Lund, H 3 Andrea, Cl........... 2 Wiste, Cl 3 CAP II 6 S 7 12 8 12 0 11 11 South bowlers behind job Milt Schmidt, general manager for the Bruins since 1967, was named general manager of the new Washington en- in the NHL Friday. Th-s September of 1974. Sch- midt's official duties begin July 1- Race results WINNIPEG (CP) Stan Sesp of Edmonton won the men's singles in the western Canada fivepin bowling championships Friday, rolling in his final four games for an eight-game total of points. Hesp's scores of 246, 259, 282 and 260 gave him an 11- point margin over Lawrence Moar of Brandon who battled Besp down to the final frame. Bob Skelly cf Edmonton was third with a total. Tom Brown of Regina was in third place with a score, while three Vancouver j Boston residents, Doug Goodman, Russ Baird and Ray Walz fin- ished with sccres of 2.155, 153 and respectively. In the women's singles championships. Leota Valleau with a total of She was followed bv Marv of Burnaby, B.C. led" the field Fox of Edmonton with 2.061, Emmy Johnson of Calgary with 2.059. Jack Sokoloski of Winnipeg with 2.056 and Helen Robinson of Vancouver with By PAT (SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor The Lethbridge Sugar Kings of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, are for sale. Or pos- sibly, they have already been sold. An air of secrecy has form- ed over the past two days over the actual sale of the club, a founding member of the Alber- :a league. Rumors persist that the club ias already been sold. Syd Hall, general manager of the club and one of three owners, said Thursday, "we are nego- tiating the sale of the club, but no'hing has been finalized." j The sale, if it has al- ready been consumated, is re- ported to have been made to a group headed by Scotty Mun- ro of Calgary, a move which has brought about a number of protests from a local group seek- ing to buy tha club. The Kings and Munro had a agreement two years ago in the league but just pri- or to the 1972-73 season all re- lations were reported to have been severed with the Calgary Centennial owner. But were they? It is a well-known fact that the Kings suffered through the most embarrassing season in their history last year. Munro pulled out the players he own- ed and the locals were left virtuaTy a good juvenile team, nothing more. However, no one knows for certain if the locals did, in fact, sever relations with Mun- ro. They certainly received lit- tle player help from him. But according to one spokesman for a local group who did offer to buy the club last year Hall, president Carl Treatini and Adrian Uitbyerse, the oLher two so-called owners of the team, were in no position to se'l the club to local interests. Stan Maxwell and Herb Christie applied for a fran- chise in the Western Canada Hockey League more than a year ago but there was not proper ice facilities so their bid was turned down. Now, however, there will be a 5.000 or 6.000 seat arena available for hockey by the 1974-75 sea- son it is hoped. Lethbridge it would appear, has the inside track on a WCHL fran- chise should one come avail- able. Hall, when asked why the club would not be sold to local interests, simply replied "Mun- ro is the logical one. If Leth- bridge is to get a WCHL club. Munro would get first crack at it anyway. He has the ter- ritorial The locals questioned bis territorial rights public, with threat of a law suit, that the Lethbridge Min- or Hockey Association shared in the Sugar Kings. Where does this leave them? Leo Harrold, president of the LMHA stated simplyt "our books are in the hands of our lawyers at present. If the sale is made, we will get restitu- tion." So it would appear, as things now stand, that Munro and company will indeed be back in Lethbridge. The locals are upset, and full well they should be. Are we building a brand new rink for outside in- terests to reap the benefits? It looks that way. NAMED TOP ROOKIE NEW YORK (AP) Bob McAdoo of Buffalo Braves war named rookie of the year Thursday by the National Bas- ketball Association, picking up 12840 of a possible 17 votes. Second was Lloyd Neal of Port- land with 3 726 votes and third was Chris Ford of Detroit. f SPORTS FANS: I By GARY KIRK I I KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. (Here's on interesting base- I boll question for yog I What member of baseball's I Hall of Fame struck out every I time he came to bat one sea- I son? The onswer is I Sandy Koufax During I the 1955 season. Sandy struck I out in every plate appear- ance he made that year. I _ Exactly how much bigger. I are athletes today compared I I to the old days? A report from a recent study of health I statistics says that today's I I young people are, on the I a full 10% than their great grandfathers, I and 15 to 30% heavier. I (Perhaps the most Important I way to evaluate a pitcher's I greatness is not how many gomes he won, but how many shutouts he pitched Did I you know that only One pit- I and if they would stand up in -her in the history of I major league baseball ever (pitched more than 100 shut- a court of law. Maxwell and Christie tried to buy the Sugar Kings at the Victoria 1 4PO. 3 year dds. 5 -ur 840 5.7o jw sin, '99, 'tevmet 759 g yjr Protd Wi-i N Grin. Ca-bn Count'y, Su'l Ox sri; Prmct, Ca'a- Ruted Sieo Astfe CJyds Jcl ike (Coiibo 1-OJ 7..: C-o Pally, ran si 701. Lady sntta a.to Ea--y I SECOND i clsimma 3 year oWs, S fur- so i, 25c 30C Sr] n 25C 12.80 1.00 1.00 4.00 SmeeJ Age 7? 00 MSsi Luckv O 7018 40, s SO. Wiseman) 330. OrinV H Up DAILY DOUBLE: THIRD 2 TsH? For Tim. SEVENTH mg, yeor s 3 3 oo a. 4> 3 jo, Bout, 3-yKi Charger, Rapid S'nde, 7wo PM also ran. EIGHTH cl3iniriq, year olrfs and up. Game Stno 'Hedocl 370 750 7.70, Vlc'crv llntfal JV" 7 W, 7 (0 purchase a third of the club which Uitbeyerse was willing to sell. But when Maxwell asked that along with the one part share in the club, he be given first crack at the other two should the club be put up for sale Hall told him "it was im- possible for them to give him 035. a deal such as that. Did this i In the mixed championships, then mean the three locals did Central Alberta took the honors I not own the club in its ealire- with a total of Winnipeg j tj It seems now. no one will finished second with 9.648. j ever know if the club is i Saskatoon was 9.526, Burnaby, to the JJunro-beaded gjoup. and UD, j had 9.583 and B.C. Central I There is also one ofiier or- was fifth with 9.350. gan'.sation thai may have some Competition continues today 1 say in the sale of the Sugar] in the team events and the Kings. closed singles. I Al one time it was made C111O, WHO v vuw v m A line far what a person was to Walter Johnson get. Maxwell, then, sought to1 ed 113 Do you know who He twirl- j big league career. 111 bet you didn't know I that new Uniroyal Steel I Belted Radial Tires (guaran-1 leed to 90 miles) F finally After over I 110 of extensive testing I experience in Europe they're I new available here at Special Low Prices at Kirk's. 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