Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Mondoy. April 54, (171 IHE LE1IIBRIDGE HERAID 9 Franchise for Lethbri in Alberta Major League Southern Albi'itii luiseliall 1 pinns wliilc tlio Miners arn ilic cntbusinsts will a look at Ihe Albci-Lii Major Dascball League in action this summer. Lelhlmdcc lino IJCPII award- ed a franchise in the senior league which is tentatively set lo get undcnvay 22. With (ho l.ctlibriilce entry, the will operate six learns including (lie Cal- gary Giants, Calgary Jimmies, Red Kd-mmton Vvillow Angels and Kthnoiitun Tigers. The franchise will j lie a community hall club un- der the guidance of ISolj Leon- ard act as chairman, and a board of diroclors com- prised of in tn 15 mcnitjers. Wcs liice, Harry Swan and Ccorgo" Yosliinalia Inve been (he.only members chosen SB far lo sit on the board. Leonard has put forth a great deal of lime and effort in s R e n r i n g I cthliridge a franchise in the AM defending Alberta Junior The ball dull will play some ,'il to da il inter-locking games from Sas- katchewan. Leonard fell Unit Lelbhridge has joined a good league which uill provide .some lupnolch baseball now and in the Inlurc1. 'The big thing is that we bare eulerctl a league is v, rjll-adniinislcred and and everything runs siiioolbly and so much more commented Leonard. The Lclhbridgc Minor Tlork-i niiij! smoothly Ihronghoul Ilie oy Associafion compleled their affnii'. season in line .Myle; The honored head table iv.itli lire staging of a success- included. Steve Kolcli. ful awards banquet at Ihc Hen- flci-soii Late Ire Centre Sml- ;iml On the met with the league's commis- Uuss Parlitn' of Cal- ling! ar- Some lifitt parents, sioiier, gary, and made tin i-angements. "We had no choice join Hie AMHL or go Ihc summer without any senior basehall competition.11 com- mented Leonard. ''And he.siiles. bringing heller baseball into I.elh- lie added. One very imjioilanl factor Leonard wanted to stress was Ihe fact thai llic Lcllibridge franchise would be a commu- nity ball club. selling membership cards at SIO .ijliecc that cnlillc the member entry inlo 17 or 18 home games Ibis be added. "But I v, ant Ihn people in southern Alberta lo know thai they're buying a piece of Ihc ball club, not just season lick- he added. There'll ht> a few new (aces in f.olhbridge this summer playing for llic I.elhbrhUjc club, but the, majorily of Ihe team will be made up of the Lclbbritlge Cubs, graduates from tlie Lelhbridge Junior Miners ami surrounding dis- Irict ball players. The Cubs are the defending Alberta Senior baseball cliam- I.eonard hockey players took in the an- nual event which featured Ihe prescnlalion or 12 awards. Leo Uarrold, president of the LMHA. acted as master of ccr- emonics and kept Ihings run- Norlli. S ink Maniago lllNNFCAPOLIS iM') Mill- Uy THE ASSOCIATED I'HICHS Two years Los l.akors Insl the Nalinnal nnskel- Ijall Asiiocialion chjunpionsliip in rcvcn panics lo the jNew York Knicks, a team vilh an injury-l idclen inspiring cciilrp, Willis llccd. Now, tlic tcallis arc once apain inalclied in Uic tillc aeries tint UTG I.akGrs have In contend with Hceil, the Knicks' captain, since lie is rc- covcrinn from early-season snr- Tlie Knicks and Lakers both have Ijeen pressed in [lie conference finals but each team i championship poniff scries inlo (lie at full lily alderman, Ken Saucr, prin- cipal ul Die Lethbridgu Collcsi- Institute. Bil Poi-cy of Parks and licuvr.lion. Sieve Ansman, Community Services, .lack DC- lion Krikke and leaHnc cxecnlivcs. Harold Osmond and Gordon Oscr. Dnrinn the [iroceedinps, five special awards v.'cro handed Harold Osmond was obvious- ly overwhelmed when lie was r.nmcd Ihc recipient o( (be ttalpli "I.efly1' lishpcler lial award for outstanding sci'- vices (o UIB Ibis past season. It was the second straisht year Osmond lias earn- ed Ihis award which makes il the firs! lime it has been ro- I'civrd twice by a sinfile per- SO'.l Gonlnii Oser also walked away with a prestigious award as lie honored by tbe Ca- nadian Amateur Hockey Asso- ciation for outstanding services in minor hockey. Tred Tyrcll received a stand- ing nv.ilion as lie was honored for prrvkes rendered lo the lo- cal minor hockey association Ihis year, while Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wallers also received llic President's Award for their worthy contributions. Jack DeHecr and Ron Krikke, who spent the winter playing hockey in Holland, shared Ihe most improved player award. Tlie livo LethbvidBe youlhs played wilh the Untcli National team in International competi- tion. Delleer was votin! (be lop forward in Holland for bis ef- forts this past The other individual and loam winncis are as follows, PF.F, Champs, AWARD WINNERS The Lelhbridge Minor Hockey Association ended t'teir season with their annual awards banquet Sunday after- noon before 650 people al Henderson Lake Ice Centre. The following are Faron Ellfs, Prenl Hamillon, Bruce Anderson, Doug 5ievens and Al Gep- Middle row, left to righf, David Bourosso, Peler Zubersky, Sid Barry Sedgewick Dale Plycia ond Dave Crighlon, Back left la right. Ihe plciyers who captured individual awards. Front row left lo right, Ron Krikke, Jack DeHeer, Terry Roberts, JOB Meli, and Brian Clampilt. Boslon Celtics came ready lo! Totems: City Champs, Tolcms; f'esaic Maniaflo lu a National Hockey l.enpuc con- tract Saturday, but reporled no jirogrcss on nciiolialions wilb defcnccinan 'fed Harris. Mnniafo had heen olfored a contract by Los Angeles Sharks of the rival World Hockey Asso- ciation. Wren Blair, North Stars' gen- eral manager, said the signing had been delayed ''by several items, including deferred pay- mcnls and a request by Mani- ago about c e rI a i n no Irade clauses." These iloms hnvc been re- solved and Maniagn remains Iradcable under tbe However. Blair indicated no Iradc was in Ihc works. Maniafto was represented by his lawyer. Ron Kimon of Min- neapolis. I'.lair and Ralph Rtran- Korth Slars' 1 a w y c r, trapped np final details. if Most Valuable, Allan fiepneris; i CnnrcreJice finals. The Moi-l C c n I 1 r m a n 1 y. Brian fifth Knicks showed up lllrcc minule.i The CeHics- sprinted lo 1-1 -f> lead before coach Kcd [lolxman made a few substitu- tions tliat got Uie le.inl on Ihc Scoreboard and on Ibcir way Lo a 111-J03 viclory lliat put the New Yorkers against the Lakers Wednesday in Los Ange- Los Aaaclcs wi-appod up Us Western Conference finals Sal- nrday will] a 101-ldO victory over Milwaukee Bucks', taking llic besl of-scven scries -t-2, In Ibe Amej-ican Basketball Association, the York playoffs resume in New York wilb the Squiies lead- ing (lie series 2-0. Indiana squared ils scries with Utah at 2-2 wilh a 113 103 viclory on Sat- urday. The teams mcel again tonight in Salt Lake City. Top GoaKciulcf, m.NTA.V "II" League C li a m p s, II o r n e I s; City Champs. Brnins; J.Iosl Valu- able, Unice Cave; Most Gent- lemanly, Brent Ilamillon; Top Goaltendcr, Dave Crighlon. n A.N'T AM "A" League C li a m p s, Maroons; City Champs, Maroons: Most Valu- able, David Uoura.ssa; Most Gentlemanly, Doug Stevens; Goallcneicr. Peter Zuber- sky. MlDCiKT League Champs. Ti-Cals: City Champs Labor Cilib Most Valuable, Hairy Setl.cv.'ick Clenllc- manly, Sid Collier Jr.: Top Cfjallender, Kelly Kccnacr. Valuable, Joe Mcli: Mosl Gentlemanly, Terry Roberts: Top Goai- Icndor, Brian Clampitt. Fi Full house on hand Saturday nighf. nor Murray sfe MILK HIVER (Staff) For many of ihc more lhan 200 fnlliLM's and sons on hand at Ihc Milk River Sportsman's Dui- ncr Saturday evening it was the first lime tlicy had come in contact, with Athol Mumw of Notre Dame College in Wifcox. Sask. It indeed a lasting friendship. now I am fortunate enough to coach in the Stasiuk said, "it's the only place to he Bobby Schmautz of the Van- couver Canucks of Ihe NHL to have been at the head AL a young 81 years of age MonsiRnor Murray, better known ou should he darn proud of it." have a great country to call our he added, He I old the young fellows al the dinner I': j; about to inherit a wonderful country and Lo lake good care of it. U v.as (he fourth dinner in as many nights for Consignor Murray hul he showed very few signs of the fact, "I hr.ve bcL'ti to a number of dinners said Pore Murray, y o u people in Mill; ran he very d of ihe shosv yen put on Murray, slipping iti humorous ar.oedotes llnonyh- out llic coni'st- ci his' address, firm in telling the boys and llicir fathers lliat everyone mui-l ii.-u-L' ;i (lixi. "We ;il I must believe in Sic sairl- "Even an athc- ii't (joc.s hi hcd half believing .j in God." PouliiJt entertained crowd ci number of stories from the clays he was a pro- regional hoxi-r and a member of Ihr JVinmi Police Force. "I didn't Viin any major lilies or great amounts of money but il a he said. "My hands Jny rtoun Ponliot .staled. "Tlie re- Scree knpt .slopping on them and breaking them." Pnuliot i.s now a customs al Del lloniUi and ;in avid ouldonr-man. History was made at ihc din- nci" Sulunlay as it marked Ihc fjri.L an was a[ Hit- head lalilc and Slasiuk tlidn't U L Ihc jialhc-ring down Hotkey is his life and he pointed that ran quite strongly. He made, it clear he plans lablc but he stayed in Van- couver to sipn witb Houston of thn World Hockey Association. A highlight of the evening was the naming of the lop ath- lete and sporlsman in Milk Hiv- Gordon Pouliot presented Hie athlete of the year lionors t o Donald Wolsli. a in tbe Can-Am league Tliis past winter lie attended Welsli was honored for tiis i sehoo' letlei1 and part in curling, football and ccri.jfiCHle of nierl. for his eon- baseball last summer Win twice on weekejid Rustlers nearmg RED DEER (CP) Red Deer Rustlers nipped visiting Humboldt Broncos GTi Sunday to lake a 3-1 lead in tlie scven Western Canada Centen- nial Cup liockey finals. Dale Lewis led the Hustlers with three goals and DOUR Lmdskog, Reg Kinch and Gorti Dillon supplied the others. Gary Slucbi tiski and 1 ,arry St rueby with two fiach and Randy Smith with one got Humboldt's mark- ers, Dillon's goal was Ihe winner and came one minute after the Broncos Sluchinski and Strueby erased a 5-3 deficit by scoring within IB seconds. Both goals crime while Humboldt was shorthajided. The Learns were tied 2-2 alter the first period and the Rust- lers led 4-3 going into the third. Humboldl's John Gabrysh made 39 saves compared with 2S by Red Deer's Graham Par- j sons. i The Broncos got nine of 15 minor penalties and Red Deer look a misconduct. The fifth game of the series will be played today in Red Dillon and Humboldl captain Deer. Tom Clelilcn received majors Meanwhile the Rusllcrs do- for a second-period fiyhl. fealed the Broncos (i-2 before fans Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in games. The winner mocls Guelpli or CbarlollcUnvn in the Canadian Gord Dillon, a former Hron- co, scored hvo goals to lead the Red Deer attack. Singles were added by Dale Gingham. Kincli, Darryl WaUis ami Will Foord. PaL Rooncy scored both Hum bolcJt goals, Red Deer led 4-1 after the irst period a was scoreless. Both goallcndcrs, Graham Parsons of lied Deer and Bob MacDonakl of Humboldt, made 28 saves. tribntion to the liasktuball tea in. i Nick .lurkovidi accepted UK- 1 sportsman of the year from Vic SUishik. Jurkuvich I ft kny part in tliu sue- cos's of Milk River's Ilipb School basketball lo.im tius I [last Duviny tlie sum- j mer months Jtirkovicli devotes I his spare time lo track and field. The 12th Milk River Dinner went itilo Uie hook as a rous- certain 13th dinner indicator (hat ,1 will follow nexl year, COUNTRY CLUB STAG WED., APRIL 26th Team Sponsors and Captains MEEf AT 6 P.M., STAG AT P.M. All male club members welcome Alouettes drop players MONTREAL (CP) Three veterans, all members Hie iMontrcal Alouelles team which won Ihc 1970 Grey Cup, wore placed on waivers Saturday, Ihc Canadian Football League club announced, At the same time Ihe (cam announced the acquisition of (wo rookie guards from United Slates colleges. Placed on waivers wore Waliy ITighsmilh am] Juslin Canalc, along with defen- sive halfback Bobby Lcc Thompson. Cannlc also as llic Als place kicker last season. Signed were Jackson Neall from William and Mary, and Ford from the IJDiver- sity of South Carolina. Roth are six-Ioolcrs and both are 22. HONORED AT MILK RtVER Nick Jurkovich, left and DonaW Welsh, wore honored ll( ninnv balurday evening at il.u Ri-.-r Elks Sportsman's Dinner. Jurkovich we, ihc ,h( (nnr of ihc vear Welil> was named all-lclc of the year. Hipgins Icanrs umpire ritenler) U.S. Icn- nis player Billy IN gg i ns punched umpire Sergio Ranili in Ihe face at Ihc Rome inter- national tennis tournament today after being eliminated for being Into. No immediate art ion was (9kcn apainsl IliRfjins, but sources close to Ihc Italian tourney organizers said the U.S. player would: be reported In the Inlcrnalional Tennis Federation v.ith the request lliat appropriate sanctions be 'L played in MIL and I Ukcn against him. 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