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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, April 27, 1974 Long lay-off hasn't hurt Taggart's timing By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Happy Taggart. a former Canadian bareback bronc riding champion, hasn't been on a bareback horse for over a year and a half, but the resident of Irricana, Alberta WHA playoffs stagger along By THE CANADIAN PRESS The World Hockey Associ- ation playoffs, which started April 6. were going along at a NHL avoids under-age players? LONDON. Ont (CP) Clarence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, said Friday night there would be no mass selection of under-age junior players at the NHL amateur draft meetings in Montreal next month Campbell did not discount the possibility that some youngsters "with exceptional ability" might be chosen, but he made it clear that the NHL did not intend to launch a large-scale invasion of junior ranks Players are eligible to play junior hockey up to the age" of 20. "The place for 18-year-olds is in junior hockey where they can learn the the NHL president said. "The National League feels stronglv about and without question this is our attitude in the draft Campbell said he didn't agree that 18-year-olds" basically will contribute much to the development of professional hockey All they do is shorten their careers because they're not good enough It is rarely you come across one good enough for professional hockey." "We're interested in the Orrs (Bobby) and the Perreaults (Gil) the exceptional players And in accordance with our agreement with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association we hold the right to select these players, but as of this season I believe there is no one team in the NHL that has decided the identity or determined the number of "exceptional players" in junior hockey today. The NHL" and the World Hockey Association acquired the right to select 18-year-olds in the draft under terms of a recent agreement with the Ca- nadian Amateur Hockey Association. rapid pace until the division fi- nals when ice time wasn't available for certain arenas. Toronto Toros and Chicago Cougars, tied 1-1 in their best- of-seven East Division final, resume play Sunday night. The game will be in the seat Randhurst arena in Mount Prospect, 111., just outside of Chicago. The Cougars couldn't secure ice time at Chicago's Inter- national Amphitheatre where the club played this season. The team was ousted for a Peter Pan show. In the West Division final, Houston Aeros and Minnesota Fighting Saints also play Sun- day night in St. Paul, Minn. The Saints lead 2-1 after winning the third game last Sunday. Toronto and Chicago played Monday and the Cougars won 43. "In playoffs we should be playing every second said Chicago defenceman Darryl Maggs "With too many days off, the guys think of other things like golf and tennis. 'The warm weather doesn't help you to think hockey either. The other series can't get ice time and we're just pacing The fourth game in the Chi- cago-Toronto series will be held Tuesday night in the Randhurst arena. The Saints and Aeros play their fifth game Monday night in Houston. Minnesota coach Harry Neale said the Saints are happy about the prospect of getting a complete game out of league scoring champion Mike Walton, who was ejected from the third game Sunday for a "deliberate attempt to injure'' in a stick-wielding episode with John Schella. Walton's nose was broken moments earlier as he tried to skate around Schella and the Houston defenceman's stick hit him between the eyes. Both were fined by WHA president Dennis Murphy. "I think it's Walton said. "I get fined and suffer a broken nose and he gets a fine and doesn't even get cut." Neale said he hasn't given his players any instructions on how to handle Schella and other Houston players. The Saints had a sellout crowd of largest in WHA history, for last Sunday's game. RAYMOND GOLF CLUB Membership FAMILY SINGLE COUPLE STUDENTS GREEN FEES WEEKDAYS HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS made his first ride a good one. Taggart, who has been working on the Dundas Cattle Ranch in Prince Edward Island, took the early lead in the two-day Vulcan Kinsmen rodeo last night when he raked out a 69-point ride on a bronc called Ace of Hearts. In second spot in the rigging event is Gene Miller of Onoway, Alberta who turned in a 65-point ride on an Irish bronc named Murphy. Knotted in third spot with 62 points apiece are Alan Thorpe and Gary Logan. The steer wrestling competition was extremely keen with some fast runs being turned in. The fastest of the night was the 4.5-second time recorded by hometown competitor Richard McNiven. Trailing the Vulcan cowboy by four tenths of a second was Brian Whitlow of Cremora. Once again two cowboys were tied for third spot. Lethbndge's Oscar Walters and Cremora's Bob Anderson both put the drop on their steers in 5.9 seconds. The highest marked ride of the performance was turned in by last year's Canadian amateur bronc riding champion of the CRCA, Jim Kelts. Kelts, who hails from Consort, got in time with a Northcott saddle bronc called Little Archie and the result was a 71 point outing. Melvin Coleman of Pierceland garnered 67 points and was in second spot ahead of two time Canadian saddle bronc king, Jerry Sinclair of Lloydminster. Sinclair picked up 65 points for his ride Cardston's Ted Ely, a prominent figure for many years on the Chinook amateur circuit, turned in the fastest time thus far in the calf roping as he tied up his catch in the speedy time of 10 9 seconds. With the exception of Bly's fast time the cowboys tended to run the clock out a little too far to have much chance of their times standing up over tonight's performance. Roy Groves had a clocking of 15.3 seconds while third place is held down by Calgary's Rudy Evenson with a time of 18 8 seconds Bob Philips, a bull rider from Marshall, Sask., teamed up with a bull with the unlikely name of Joe Bananas to score the highest mark in the bull riding, a 68. Brian Whitlow once again found himself holding down the runner-up spot as his 67 put him one short of the leader. Tom Davis, of Medicine Hat, grabbed third place with a mark of 64 The team ropers turned in some great runs and for the first time in a long while that section of the program proved highly entertaining. Wally French and his partner Lawrence Draper turned in the super fast time of 7.9 seconds and will provide a real test for the teams on tonight's show. Last year's Miss Calgary Stampede Susanne Randle of Blackie, proved her ability astride a horse as she grabbed the early lead in the gal's barrel racing with a fast run of 14.4 seconds. The Vulcan arena was jam packed with over 900 enthusiastic fans on hand. Streit victorious Marlene Stewart Streit (right) of Toronto, Canada captured the North and South Women's Amateur Golf Tournament title by defeating Nancy Roth Syms (left) of Colorado Springs, Colo., in the final round of match play Friday. The Canadian golfer easily handled Syms, who quit after being tive strokes down with only three holes left to play. Gilliam would have let big deal go for Vikings BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) Wide receiver John Gilliarn says he was willing to continue playing for Minnesota Vikings for less than the three-year package he got from Hono- lulu of the new World Football League. "This was a helluva decision I had to Gilliam said in a telephone interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "It will boil down to what's good for me and my family." Gilliam went on to detail his contract with Honolulu. "It's three years, no cut. I Hadfield felt he had to play NEW YORK (CP) With a flick of his stick. Vic Hadfield helped turn the game around and forgot the pain. To Hadfield, and other hockey players like him, pain in the playoffs is only incidental "Everything happened so fast...when I got up the puck was said Hadfield, the 33- year-old New York Ranger captain. His swollen left ankle, re-in- jured on that scoring play, is so painful he barely can put on a skate. But his goal tied Thursday night's third game of the semifinal playoff series against Philadelphia Flyers 3- 3 late in the second period. The Rangers had the momentum they needed for two more goals in the third period and a 5-3 victory that kept them in the best-of-seven series after a pair of losses in Philadelphia. Now the series stands 2-1 for Muffler 4th St. 3rd S. the Flyers with the fourth game coming up in New York Sunday afternoon. "You work all year to get to this Hadfield said after the Rangers' come- from-behmd victory "I'm not the only one. There's lots of guys who are hurt But you get to a point where you have to play. If it were broken, I'd still play. And I'm sure you can go through all the guys on this team, or any team, and they will say the same thing You get to a point when you have to win and you want to want to win that bad Hadfield's ankle is back to .vhere it was 10 days ago, when it was put in a cast. He got the injury late in the regular season and aggravated it in the winning series against Montreal Canadiens, missing the last three games. And he was out of the two in Philadelphia. When it seemed that the Flyers were on their way to a sweep of the Rangers, Hadfield said he had to play. "I had a long talk with Emile Francis. I just told him I would go on as long as I could." Hadfield's game-rousing goal came after he split the Flyer defence and fell. He was up in a wink to deflect Rod Gilbert's badly-angled shot, but his ankle was reinjured. "I don't know what hap- pened...it hurt like hell get up front. That's mine. I've got it in my contract that I don't have to give it back That money's in the bank now. I've got a paid-up life insur- ance policy. I can keep the in- surance or cash it in and take the money when I'm done playing, but as long as I'm playing I'm insured for "I get a loan to shel- ter the other Gilliam went on "You've got to have some money to invest for tax pur- poses. I get a year for three years. And if I get hurt this year playing in Minnesota and can't play in Hawaii the following year, I get 50 per cent for three years. All of this is guaranteed." "I also get transportation to Hawaii and trips for my family. The whole package, with the insurance premiums, is worth about Gilliam said it was "a nice deal" but he gave the Vikings a chance to sign him. He said he told Vikings gen- eral manager Jim Finks he would sign for up of what Honolulu is giving then and the next three years, guaranteed." The Vikings turned him down and Gilliam said he understood. "He's got to stay within the Gilliam said. He said he made with the Vikings in 1973 and will take a 10 per cent cut this year to play out his option With playoff money and other things, Gilliam said he "made 100 grand" last year. Until 1975, Gilliam is a Vik- ing "I've got a he said. "I've got a job to do and that's what I'm going to do Gilliam said he has great re- spect for Minnesota coach Bud Grant. "I'd like to go back to the Super Bowl this season and help the Vikings win Gilliam said. DUNLOP FORD Salesman ol the Month STEVE DAKU Mr. Lyndon Foster, General Sales Manager of Dunlop Ford, is pleased to announce that Steve Daku is the Dunlop Ford Salesman of the Month for March. Steve is to be congratulated for his fine efforts in attaining this prestigious achievement in the sale of "Better Idea" quality new cat s and trucks. Steve extends his thanks to all who helped make this achievement possible. FORD 1510 Mayor Magrath Pats three up on Centennials CALGARY (CP) Unheralded Glen Burdon scored his second winning goal of the series Friday night as Regina Pats tripped Calgary Centennials 6-5 in overtime to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of- seven Western Canada Hockey League final series. Burdon broke out of his own end after Calgary had dominated the overtime. He swooped past a defenceman and beat substitute goaltender Kel Erickson from close in at 4.57 before a crowd of The unassisted tally spoiled a Calgary comeback climaxed when Grant Mulvey forced the game into sudden-death. Other marksmen for the Pats eastern division champions this season were Dennis Sobchuk, with three goals, and Bill Bell and Greg Joly, with singles. One of Sobchuk's goals came with Calgary two men short and Bell scored on a deflected shot that slipped past Erickson after the young netminder came far out of his net. Mike Rogers, captain Danny Gare and Jerry Holland considered by some the best line in junior hockey this season scored a goal each for the Centennials, who must win here tonight to remain alive in their bid to enter the Memorial Cup final in Calgary May 5-12. Don Ashby also scored for the Centennials, who trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-2 after the second Sobchuk's thnd goal boosted Regina's margin with Gare and Holland serving penalties early in the third before Calgary roared back to force overtieme. Superior goaltending kept the Pats in command until late in the game Ed Staniowski faced 40 shots compared with 25 fired by the Pats at Erickson and starter Garth Malarchuk. Malarchuk gave up all three first-period goals and was replaced at the start of the second. Both clubs continued their free-skating style of play. Only nine penalites were called, all minors. Five were served by the Centennials, who lost 2-1 in the opening, game of the series and 4-2 in the second when Burdon broke a 2-2 tie in the third period. ELRICH TIRE SPOR T SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL Montreal 9 4 692 St Louis 10 9 526 2 Philadelphia 9 9 500 Chicago 6 8 429 New York 5 11 313 5vi Pittsburgh 5 11 313 West Los Angeles 14 5 737 Cincinnati 10 7 588 3 Houston 11 9 550 San Francisco 10 9 526 4 Atlanta 10 10 500 San Diego 7 14 333 8 TODAY'S GAMES Chicago Motion (1-1) at Atlanta Harrison (1-3) New York Swan (0-1) at San Francisco D'Acquislo (2-1) Cincinnati Norman (1-1) at St. Louis Foster (1-1) Montreal Rogers (3-0) at Los Angeles Downing (0-2) Philadelphia Schueler (0-2) at San Diego Jones (1-4) Houston Griffin (2-1) at Pittsburgh Moose (1-2) FRIDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 300 000 360 Atlanta .010 000 9 13 0 Reuschel Kremmel (0-1) Burns (7) Pma (7) and Mitterwald, Morton (2-2) Aker (8) and Dates HR (6) Houston .000 000 3 11 1 Pittsburgh .000 011 8 2 Dierker, Scherman (0-1) Forsch (9) and Edwards, Hooker. Giusti (1-1) (7) and Sanguillen HR- Cincinnati 020 011 4 8 1 St Louis 001 011 11 2 Gullett (2-1) Carroll Borbon (7) and Bench, Curtis Hrabosky Garman (8) and Simmons HR Phila 000 002 2 4 1 San Diego 200 001 6110 Carlton Watt Wallace Culver (8) and Boone. Freisleben (1- 0) and Kendall HRs SD-Wmfield (3) Montreal 000 010 1 3 1 Los Angeles 500 100 7 9 1 Montague Demola (7) and Foote, Messersmith (2-0) and Yeager HR. (2) New York 203 000 60 San Fran 000 000 044 Seaver (1-2) and Grote: Bryant (0- Barr Willoughby (7) and Rader LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. Jackson. Oak 68 16 28 412 Carew, Mm 72 12 29 .403 Griffin, Bos 58 6 23 .397 Stanton. Cal 59 12 23 390 Pmiella. NY 42 5 16 381 Yazlremski, Bos 59 11 22 373 Oliva, Mm 39 0 14 359 Wohlford. KC 65 9 23 354 Gr'ch. Bal 58 11 20 345 Spikes. Cle 64 7 22 344 Home runs Nettles. New York. 10, Jackson, 9 Runs batted in Jackson, 24; Nettles, 21 Pitching 2 decisions Hiller, Detroit, 3-0, 1 000, Reynolds. Baltimore, 2-0, 1 000, Palmer, Baltimore, 2-0, 1 000; Kaat, Chicago. 2-0, 1 000, B Campbell. Minnesota. 2-0. i 000, Decker, Minnesota. 2-0, 1 000, Corbcn, Minnesota. 2-0, 1.000 Baltimore New York Milwaukee Boston Detroit Cleveland AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. GBL 10 6 625 11 8 579 3 6 571 1 9 9 500 2 6 10 375 4 11 353 Texas Oakland California Minnesota Chicago Kansas City 6 West 10 9 9 8 7 7 TODAY'S GAMES Boston Wise (2-1) at Kansas City Fitzmorns (1-0) Milwaukee Slaton (1-2) at Minnesota Decker (2-0) Texas Clyde (0-0) at New York Dobson (1-2) California Stoneman (0-0) at Cleveland J Perry (1-1) Oakland Hunter (3-1) at Baltimore Cuellar (0-2) Detroit LaGrow (0-2) at Chicago Kaat (2-0) FRIDAY'S RESULTS Milwaukee 100 100 4 10 1 Minnesota ..000 000 3 8 1 Colborn Rodriguez Murphy (8) and Porter, Blyleven (2-2) and Borgmann Texas 001 020 3 10 1 New York 000 120 10x 462 Hargan (1-2) Merrill (8) Foucault (8) and Sundberg; Stottlemyre (4-1) and Munson California 000 300 380 Cleveland 000 000 463 Ryan. (2-3) and Rodriguez, B Johnson, Timmerman (1-1) Selma Wilcox (3) and Duncan Boston 010 000 2 6 1 Kan City 000 110 4 13 0 Lee (2-2) Segui (7) and Montgomery, Busby (3-2) and Healy HR (2) Oak 000 201 010 00 21 2 Bal 000 100 030 001 10 3 Blue. Fingers Knowles Hooten Lmdblad (1-1) (12) and Fosse, Haney Palmer. Reynolds Jackson (1-2) (15) and Etchebarren HR (2) (9) Detroit 001 001 2 10 0 Chicago 001 240 8 13 1 Loiich Seelbach (5) and Freehan. Bahnsen Forster (8) and Herrmann HR LEAGUE LEADERS Reitz, SL Unser, Pha P Smith, SL Hebner, Pgh Baker, Atl Monday. Chi Grubb. SD Perez, Cm Singleton, Mil Helms, Hou AB R H Pet. 71 7 28 394 52 12 20 385 77 13 29 377 68 13 25 368 64 15 23 359 54 13 19 .352 66 11 23 348 64 12 22 344 44 9 15 341 65 7 22 Home runs. Perez. Wynn, Los Angeles, 7 Hebner, Aaron. Atlanta, 6 Runs batted m Cedeno. Houston. 23, Wynn. 20 Pitching 2 decisions John. Los Angeles, 5-0, 1 000, Rogers. Montreal. 3-0 1 000, Torrez, Montreal, 3-0, 1 000, Koosman, New York. 3-0, 1 000. Purns, Chicago, 2-0. 1 000, Garman. St Louis, 2-0, 1 000, Dierker, Houston, 2-0. 1 000, See Us For W-I-D-E IMPORTED TRACTION TIRES For Off the Road Driving ELRICH TIRES LTD. Complete Tire Sales and Service 402 1stAve ;