Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Moncloy. April 24, 1972 THE IE1IIBRIDGE KERAID 9 or OF League Southern enthusiasts will a look at the Albcrla Major liaseball League ,in action tliis summer. Lethbi idfic has been award- ed a franchise in the senior league which is tentatively set lo get underway May 22. With (he Lethbridf'o entry, the league will now operate six teams including the Cal- gary Giants, Calgary .Jimmies, Ued Deer, Edmonton Willow Angels and Kdmonlon Tigers. The Lethbridsc franchise will he a community hall club un- der the guidance of Bob Leon- ard wluTwill act as chairman, and a board of directors com- prised of II) to 15 members. Wcs Rice, Harry Swan and (leorfie" Yoshinaka have been the.only members chosen so far lo sit on the hoard. Leonard has put forth a great deal of lime and effort in s e c n r i n R I ellibridfie a franchise in the pinns wliilc tile Minors are ihe defending Alberta .Junior liasu- >all eliainpions. Tlio liall club will play some son with ciuht iutcr-locking flames with tcanir, from Sas- katchewan. Leonard felt thill Letlihridge has joined a good league which will provide some top-notch busi'tall now and in the future. "The big thing is that we have entered a league which is well-administered and commented Leonard. hoc itey season The Lclhbridge Minor llock-i ninj! smoothly throughout the cy Association completed their affair. On the ___ met with the league's commis- Parkcr of Cal- season in fine style i with the staging of a success- ful awards banquet at Ihe Hen- derson Lake Ice Centre Sun- day afternoon. Koine liaO parents, guests and sinner, gary. 'and made the final ar- rangements. "We had no choice join the AMBL or go through the summer without any senior baseball competition." com- mented Leonard. "And besides, we're bringing heller baseball info Letli- lie added. One very important factor Leonard wanted to stress was the fact that the Lelhhridtje franchise would be a commu- nity ball club. selling membership cards at apiece that entitle the member entry into 17 or 18 home games this he added. "But I want the people in southern Alberta lo know that they've buying a piece of Ihe ball club, nnl just .season tick- he added. There'll be a few new' faces in Lethbridge this summer playing for the Lclhbridge club, but the majority of the team will be made up of the Lethbridge C u b s, graduates from tli'c Lethbridge Junior Miners and surrounding dis- trict ball players. The Cubs are the defending Alberta Senior baseball cliam- hockey players took in the an- nual event which featured Ihe presentation of 32 awards. Leo liarrold, president of the LMHA. acted as master of cer- to I cmonies and kept things run- Knicks North. Star a ink ago MINNEAPOLIS iAI') Min nesota Norlh Stars sinned goalie THE ASSOCIATED 1'HESE Two years ago Los Angcle; i.akcrs lost the National Bnskel ball Association championshi) in seven games to the Nev York Knicks, a team wilh ai injury-ridden but inspiring centre, Willis Reed. the teams are onci again matched in the league': title series tint Ihe Lakers won' have to contend with Heed, th Knicks' captain, since he is re covering from early-season sin gery. Tlie Knicks and Lakers hot' have been pressed in til league's conference finals bu each team is going into (h championship series at fu strength. The honored head table uesls included. Steve Kotcli. ily alderman, Ken Saucr, priii- ol the Lethbridge Collcgi- :a Institute, Bil Povey of Parks nd HcctxT.lion, Steve Arisman, 'ommunity Services, Jack De- leer, Ron Krikke and league xeculivcs, Harold Osmond tnd Gordon Oscr. Din-inn the proceedings, five pccial awards were handed it. Harold Osmond was obvious- y overwhelmed when he was iamed Ihe recipient of the talpli "Lefty" Eshpeter iMcmo-B ial award for outstanding ser- vices to the LMHA this past1 .ieason. It was Die second straight year Osmond has earn- tills award which makes it the first lime it has been Iwice by a single per- Gordon Oser also walked away with a prestigious award as lie was honored by the Ca- nadian Amateur Hockey Asso- ciation for outstanding services minor hockey. Fred Tyrcll received a stand- ing ovation as he was honored for services rendered lo the lo- cal minor hockey association this year, while Mr. and Mrs. Fred" Wallers also received the AWARD WINNERS The Lelhbridge Minor Hockey Association ended their 1971-72 season with their annual banquet Sunday after- noon before 650 people at Henderson lake Ice Centre. The following are Ihe players who captured individual awards. Front row left lo rigbl. Faron Ellis. Brent Hamilton, Bruce Anderson, Doug Slevens and Al Gep- neris. Middle row, left to right, David Bourasso, Peter Zubersky, Sid Collier, Barry Sedgewick Dale Plycia ond Dove Crighlon, Back left lo right, Ron Kriktce, Jack DeHeer, Terry Roberts, Joe Meli, and Brian Clampilt. Full house on hand Saturday night President's Award for worthy contributions. Jack DeHecr and lion Krikke, who spent the winter playing hockey in Holland, shared the most improved player award. The two Lethbddge youths played with the Dutch National team in International competi- tion. Delleer was voted the top forward in Holland for his ef- forts this past winter The other individual and team winners are as follows, PER Champs nesoia ars onerence na, C'esarc Maniago I" a Ihrce-ycar Knicks showed up three IS'ational Hockey League con- Bos'ion Celtics came ready to! Totems: City Champs, Totems- plav the fifth ganiB of their Most Valuable, Allan Gcpnens Most Cent 1cm anly. Brian Kunewisc-hcr: Top Goallcnclcr Conference finals. Tlu tract Saturday, but reported no progress on negotiations with defcnceman Ted Harris. Maniago had been offered a contract by Los Angeles Sharks of the rival World Hockey Asso- ciation. Wren Blair, Norlh Stars' gen- eral manager, said the signing had been delayed "by several items, including deferred pay- ments and a request by Mani- flgo about certain no-trade clauses." These items have been re- solved and Maniago remains tradcable under the agreement. However, Blair indicated no trade in the works. Maniago was represented by his lawyer, Ron Simon of Min- neapolis. Illair and Ralph Stran- gis, Norlh Slars' 1 a w y e r, wrapped up final details. Tlie Celtics sprinted lo a W-fi lead before Knicks' coach Red llolxman made a few substitu- tions that got the learn on the Scoreboard and on their way to a 111-103 victory that put tbc New Yorkers against the Lakers Wednesday night in Los Ange- les. Los Angeles wrapped up its Western Conference finals Sat- urday with a !Ci-KiO victory over Milwaukee Bucks, taking the series 4-2, In the American Basketball Association, the Virginia-New York playoffs resume tonight in New York with the Squires lead- ing tlie series 2-0. Indiana squared its scries with Utah at 2-2 with a 118-108 victory on Sat- urday. Tlie teams meet again tonight in Salt Lake City. irucc Anderson. IlANTAM "II" Lea guc Champs. Hornets; Citj Champs, Bruins; Most Valu able, Bruce Cave; Most Gent lemanly, Brent Hamilton; Toi Goaltender, Dave Crighton. BANT A M "A" Lcagu C h a m p s, Maroons; C i t Champs, Maroons; Most Vah able, David Bourassa; MOF Gentlemanly, Doug Stevens Top GoaUc'nticr, Peter Zubei sky. MIDGET League Champs Ti-Cats; City Champs Labo Earrv Sedgwick; Most Gentle To Goaltender, Kelly Keenan. Most Vahn Joe Meli: Most Geutlemanlj Terry Roberts; Top Goa lender, Brian Clompitt. ignor Murray MILK RIVER (Staff) For, nany of the more than 200 idlers and sons on hand at the lilk River Sportsman's Diii- Saturday evening it was ic first time they hod come in ontact with Monsignor Athol lurray of Notre Dame College n Wil'cox. Sask. It will indeed a lasting friendship. At a young 81 years of age lonsignor Murray, better mown as Fere, stofe the show it the 12th annual dinner to ay the least. Monsignor Murray anchored head "table that featured Vic Stasiuk the coach of the Ca- ifornia Golden Seals of the Na- ional Hockey Tom lews of rocJeo lame, Gordon 'ouliot, a former professional wxer and master of ceremon- Pat Sullivan of The Leth ovidge Herald. Bob Balog was the chairmai of Sali.rday's dinner and ac cordm.r; In Balog all indications for a dinner again next year. It was thought that thi might be the last dinner but af- ter Saturday night how cai! they not have another lie said. They were elbow to elbow in the Milk River Elks Club Sattir day night and no one wen' home disappointed. Monsignor Murray was Ire mendous. He made it clea from the start of his 30 minutx talk that he is proud to he Ca w I am fortunate enough to ach in the Stasiuk id, "it's the only place to Bobby Schmautr of the Van- uver Canucks of the NHL is to have been at the head HONORED AT MILK RIVER Nick Jurkovicii, loft and Donald Welsh, were honored Salurday evening tit Riw Elks Sportsman's Dinner. Jurkovich voted ihc sportsman of Hie Welsh was named athleic of the year. A CANADIAN 'Tin a Canadian and so an all of you and you should b darn proud of it." "We have a great country t- call our he added. He (old Ihe young fellows a the dinner thai J abet to inherit a wonderful eoimtr and to lake good care of it. It was the fourth dinner in a many nights for Monsigno Murray hul he showed vcr few signs of the fact. 'I have been to a number o dinners said Per Mm i "and y o u peon: in Jlilk River can be ver proud of the show you put o here. liomiTor Murray, slippin in humorous anecdotes Ihroug' out the course of his addrcs was firm in telling the bo> and their fathers that everyor must have a God. all must believe i God.'' Sic sairl. "Kvcn an alh ist goes to bed half helicvin in God Pouliot entertained the crov uith a number of stories fro tiie days when he was a pr Jessional boxer and a jiiembi of Ihe Miami Police Force. I didn't win any major litli or great amounts of money h it was a good life.'1 lie said. My hands were my rtou fall." Pouliot stated. "The r ferce kept slopping on the and breaking them." Pnuliot is now a cnston agent at Del Bonita and avid Hi ton was made at Ihe d Her Saturday as it marked I fn t hn e an NHL coach was the head lable and Stasi dn'n t 1 I the gathering down, Ilotkcv is his life anci pointed that out quite strong He also made it clear be pla to spend a good many years the big lime 'T played table but he stayed in Van- couver to sign with Houston of the World Hockey Association. A highlight of the evening was the naming of the lop ath- lete and sportsman in Milk Kiv- Gordon Pouliot presented the athlete of the year lionors t o Donald Welsh. Welsh was honored for his a .889 average in the Can-Am league, This pasi winter he attended the Olds School of AgricuUtirp Yin twice on iveekend Rustlers RED DEER (CP) Red eer Rustlers nipped visiting umboldt Broncos 6-5 Sunday o take a 3-1 lead in the best-of- even Western Canada Cenien- al Cup hockey finals. Dale Lewis led the Rustlers ilh three goals and Doug indskog, Reg Kinch and Gord illon supplied the others. Gary luchinski and Larry Strueby two each and Randy Smith ith one got Humboldl's mark- 's. Dillon's goal was the winner nd came one minute afler the Jroncos Sluchinski and Strueby rased a 5-3 deficit by scoring vithin 18 seconds. Both goals rmie while Humboldt was horthanded. The teams were tied 2-2 after he first period and the Rusl- ers led 4-3 going into the third. Humholdt's John Gabrysh made 39 saves compared with 2S by Red Deer's Graham Par- J ons. The Broncos got nine of 15 minor penalties and Red Deer I ook a misconduct. The fifth game of the series fans Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in games. The winner mecls Guelph or Charlottetown in tlie Canadian final. Gord Dillon, a former Uron- i co, scored two goals to lead the Red Deer attack. Singles were added by Dale Bingliam. Rep Kinch, Uarryl Wallis and Will Foord. Pat Rooney scored both Hum i boldt goals. j Red Deer led 4-1 after the first period and the second was scoreless. won a school letter and part in curling, football and certificate of meiv for his con- baseball last summer sporting; tribution to the basketball team. Nick .lurkovidi accepted the sportsman of Ihe year award I from Vic Stasiuk. Jnrkovich played a key part in the suc- ices's of Milk River's High i School basketball team this j past winter. During the sum- mer months Jnrkovich devotes 1 his spare time to track and field. The 12th Milk River Dinner d fight. jwcnt into the book as a rous- l certain will be played today in Keel Dillon and Humboldt captain Deer. 1 Tom Gehlcn received majors Meanwhile die Rustlers do-1 for a second-period fight. feated the Broncos 6-2 befo MaeDonald of HumbokU, made 28 saves. indicator that a 13th wil] follow next year. dinner COUNTRY CLUB STAG WED., APRIL 26th Team Sponsors and Captains MEET AT 6 P.M., STAG AT P.M. All male club members welcome Aiouettes drop players MONTREAL (CP) Three veterans, all members of (he Montreal Aiouettes team which won the 1970 Grey Cup, were placed on waivers Saturday, the Canadian Football League club announced. At the same time the learn announced the acquisition of two rookie guards from United Slates colleges. Placed on waivers were guards Wally Highsmilh and Justin Canalc, along with defen- sive halfback Bobby Lee Thompson. Canalc also served as Ihe Als place kicker last season. Signed were Jackson Neall from William and Mary, and Dennis Ford from the Tjniver- sily of South Carolina. Both are six-foolers and both are 22. Y0y Con Own a Buiek When The Prices Are This Low! liiggius punches team's umpire nOME (Renter) U.S. ten- nis player Billy II i g g i n s punched umpire Sergio Baruti in Ihe face at Ihe Rome inter- national tennis tournament loday after being eliminated for being late. 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