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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, April i ne LC i noniuuc i Blues hit by suspensions for refusing to play Wings TORONTO (CP) The Bramalea Blues Junior B hockey franchise and three of its officials were suspended Tuesday following a meeting of the Ontario Hockey Association executive Blues' president, Gerry Henderson, was handed a two-year suspension Coach Rick Hay and manager Gerry Offidani each were suspended for a year The club also was suspended but "may re-apply for admission" to the association for play next season The suspensions were a result of Bramalea's refusal last week to continue its all-Ontario playoff final with Hamilton Red Wings Henderson said he pulled his club out of the series because of bomb threats and because of violence in the first game A total of 190 minutes in penalties were assessed in the game, which Bramalea won 3-2 Two players suffered eye injuries and police were called in to break up fights in the stands and corridors of the suburban Toronto arena In a statement issued after the meeting Tuesday, OHA president Frank Doherty said "We are constantly concerned with rough play and unsportsmanlike conduct in the OHA and we feel that sufficient assurance was given by the OHA that the series could have been completed without incident SECURITY WAS LAX Henderson had charged that no team should play in the Hamilton Forum where security was lax The Red Wings threatened Monday to seek an injunction against the Blues, restraining them from making further public statements about the Red Wings or the city of Hamilton However, the team decided to delay any action pending Tuesday night's OHA meeting It also withheld seeking a writ of summons for damages Doherty said no action was being taken against the players because "they were not consulted in the decision to default "Because we believe the manager and coach were partially responsible, Rick Hay and Gerry Offidani will be suspended for one playing season and because Mr Henderson made the ultimate decision to default, he will be suspended for two years Henderson had notified the OHA last Wednesday that the Bramalea team would not continue the series because he "feared for the lives of his players "I had no other alternative than to forfeit the series to said Henderson "The final decision was mine and mine alone Henderson said his coach and manager were under pressure from players' parents, fans and members of the team executive to withdraw The Red Wings made a plea at the meeting to have the series resumed in Toronto, if necessary, but under OHA regulations, the Blues were deemed to have defaulted and the series was automatically awarded to Hamilton We're champions but we'd rather win it on the Mario Cupido, sponsor of the Hamilton club, said earlier Tuesday Series moves to Calgary Friday Pats go two up on Cents Abscess? Les Ohrn looks as though he is bothered by tooth infection The lump on the left cheek however, is chewing tobacco The tobacco and Ohrn both got good workouts Wednesday as the Lethbndge Lakers of the Alberta Major Baseball League worked out Firestone Steel Belted Radial Tires SALE DR78x14 A9'95 Reg. 50.00. Special HR78x14and15 R9-95 Reg. 77.45. Special ..................Ufii JR78x15 RR-95 Reg. 85.60. Special .................Vw Hurry While Stock Lasts! UNION 76 Magrath Service 422 Mayor Magrath Drive union phone 328-9766 REGINA (CP) Regma Pats overcame a 2-1 second- period deficit Wednesday night to register a 4-2 win over Calgary Centennials m the second game of their Western Canada Hockey League final playoffs Regma leads the best-of- seven final series 2-0, with the teams moving to Calgary for games three and four Friday and Saturday Dennis Sobchuk opened scoring for the Pats at 3 04 m the first period, giving his team a 1-0 lead going into the second frame Dennis McLean and Mike Rogers made it 2-1 for the Centennials before Clark Gillies Glen Burdon and Jim Minor netted three unanswered goals in the final 20 minutes Bob Tflrner, Pat's coach, said following the game he was worried when the Centennials "scored a short- handed goal that gave them a 2 1 lead, but our guys came back in the third period and really worked "There was no denying them He termed Ed Stamowski, who stopped 28 of 30 sfiots in the Regma net, "the best ju- nior goaltender in adding that "when you're the best it's in the playoffs that you really excell Garth Malarchuk, the Calgary goaltender, turned aside 33 of 37 shots The Pats took three of the five minor penalties called in the game before fans Calgary coach Scotty Munro said following the game that he can't put his finger on the team's problem, noting matter-of factly that "we can't win if we can't score New pact NEW YORK (AP) New York Giants have renegotiated running back Leon McQuay's contract and signed him to a three-year pact, the National Football League club announced Wednesday Teams were not disclosed The Giants originally signed McQuay, a 5-foot-10 195 pound running back to a one- year contract in December, 1973, after he was waived out of the Canadian Football League The club said in view of the competitive situation with the fledgling World Football League it was decided to give McQuay a new contract McQuay was a fifth round draft choice of the Giants in 1973 He played briefly at the University of Tampa and for Toronto and Calgary in the CFL Celtic eliminated by Madrid, Spain Bump and foul Boston Celtics' JoJo White bumps and fouls Walt Frazier of the New Yorks as Frazier goes for the basket Wednesday night m National Basketball playoff action The Celtics defeated the Knicks, defending champs, 105-94, m the series 4-1 and now meet Milwaukee Bucks for .the title. Locals host final The Lethbndge Five- Pin Bowling Association will host the 1974 provincial high school bowling championships this Saturday Some 120 bowlers between the ages of 12 and 19 will take part in the one-day championships to be staged at Capri Bowl Alberta regions represented in the roll- offs will include Grande Prairie, Fort St John, Dawson Creek, Peace River, Cold Lake, Edmonton, Wetaskiwm, Drayton Valley, Lloydmmster, Calgary, Red Deer, Ponoka, Medicine Hat, Brooks, Turner Valley, Pincher Creek, Warner and host Lethbndge The provincial roll- offs will get underway with the mixed team championships at eight o'clock Saturday morning and will be followed by the boys' and girls' team championships at 11 o'clock The tourney will conclude with the final two games of the mixed team championships at four o'clock The provincial finals will officially close with the annual awards banquet slated for 6 30 p m at the Civic Sports Centre Brock forgets Wills' record ST LOUIS (AP) Lou Brock says ex-Los Angeles Dodger Maury Wills's record of 104 stolen bases can be reached, but probably not by him And the 34-year-old St Louis Cardinal baseball star, despite his swiftest start in the fine art of stealing said he can pinpoint the reason "I think to steal 100 bases you've got to steal third 20 to 25 times a said Brock, who has swiped 11 bases in 17 games "I don't really steal third that often and I don't think we're going to have that kind of season, but sometimes pressure can produce a lot of things you hadn't planned Brock, the holder of seven National League titles, tradi- tionally has been a slow starter in his 14-season climb to ninth place in major league career thefts But the skilled veteran has eluded each opponent's tag since being thrown out in the season opener and also has 18 runs through Tuesday's games "It's not that he said in reference to his timing, which he co-ordinates with the pitcher's motion, "but I'm getting some tremendous jumps "I've never had this kind of start, not in base stealing I think you'd find from my ca- reer record that seldom have I had 30 stolen bases at the Ail- Star break and seldom have I had even 25 "Usually my pace picks up in August and September when we're pressing and forcing our style of play on the opponents "But this year we may not have to rely on stolen bases so much Unless it's a necessity to win, it's hard on a daily basis to steal Brock who stole three in an 8-2 Cardinal victory Tuesday night over Houston Astros, has stolen five in his last two games and reversed the form of his 1973 start Then, although he finished with 70 stolen bases in 160 games, he was thrown out on 13 of his first 23 tries 'I might have been concerned because people related it mostly to age said Brock, who. at one point in the season, was successful on 16 straight attempts "I would have been con cerned, too, if my ratio hadn t improved in the number of steals versus the number of times caught." he said By THE CANADIAN PRESS Atletico Madrid of Spam reached the European Cup soccer final for the first time when they beat Scotland's Glasgow Celtic 2-0 in the return leg of their controversial semi-final tie in Madrid Wednesday Atletico, who had six players banned from the match after they had been sent off or booked in the scoreless first leg in Glasgow on April 10 scored through Garate at 76 minutes and Adelardo at 85 minutes Celtic European champions in 1967 were on top in the first half but could not withstand Atletico s withering assault in the second half in front of 64 000 fans About 1 000 police mingled with the crowd to keep order m case savagery of the first leg was repeated but there were no incidents on or off the field and Swiss referee Rudolf Scheurer kept firm control Atletic s opponents in the final in Brussels on May 15 will be West German champions Bayern Munich who whipped Hungary s Ujpest Dozsa 3-0 Wednesday to win the semi-final 4-1 on aggregate Bayern like Atletico will also be in their first European Cup final although both teams have previously won the Cup Winners Cup Sports of sorts BROWN NAMED ARLINGTON, Tex (AP) Dr Robert (Bobby) Brown a Fort Worth heart specialist and former major league third baseman was named interim president of Texas Rangers of baseball's American League Wednesday WALTON FINED ST PAUL (AP) Mike Walton of Minnesota Fighting Saints has been fined for his conduct m last Sunday's 4-1 World Hockey Association over Houston Aeros The hockey club was informed Wednesday that both Walton and John Schella of the Aeros were fined for an altercation but neither was suspended West German hopes of providing finalists in the other two competitions were dashed, however, with VFB Stuttgart knocked out of the UEFA Cup and Borrussia Moenchengladbach beaten in the Cup Winners Cup Stuttgart drew 2-2 with Feyenoord Rotterdam, who won 4-3 on aggregate and will meet England's Tottenham Hotspur ID the two-leg final on May 22 and 29 Tottenham UEFA -Cup winners in 1972 won 2-0 against Lokomotiv Leipzig for a 4-1 aggregate triumph Tampa lands NFL clubs NEW YORK (AP) The National Football League voted Wednesday to expand to Tampa, Fla and at least one other city to be named later this year The Tampa franchise will begin play in 1976 and will be priced at million, the most for any expansion franchise in any sport "The expansion committee will begin to consider respon- sible applicants for a Tampa franchise said commissioner Pete Rozelle As many as 13 groups have bid for franchise rights in Tampa Rozelle said that the other city selected would come from among Memphis Phoenix, Seattle and Honolulu But the commissioner made it clear that the league might not limit further expansion to only one city "We will add at least one or more teams later this year, he said "It was a tough decision but now at least part of it is settled The propostion to add Tampa required at least 20 affirmative votes from the 26 NFL owners "They found Tampa desirable from the standpoint of stadium, weather and sports interest Tampa boasts the 20th- largest television market in the United Spates and has plans to expand its stadium from 47 000 seats to PICTURE BUTTE GOLF COURSE 9 Beautiful grid gretni Underground water on seeded fairways Club House facilities MEMBERSHIP FEES SHAREHOLDERS Men Ladies NON-SHAREHOLDERS Ladies STUDENTS (Share or FAMILY (Shareholders) Non GREEN FEES weekdayE Weekends For information on shares memberships, and league Call Bill Rae 328-4777 or 732-4406 Halsall lost TORONTO (CP) Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League have learned that their No 1 pick m the 1974 draft of Canadian college players has gone to Chicago Fire of the World Football League The Argos made offensive lineman Randy Halsall, a To- ronto native attending Wake Forest University, their first choice in the draft after acquiring the first pick from Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a trade for slotback Tony Moro Sun's season tickets on sale for new year TABER (HNS) Season tickets have gone on sale for the 1974-75 Golden Suns Junior A hockey season The tickets, selling for a seat, are good for the season's 30 home games. 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