Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
April 21, WO THI UTHMIBCi NBMB 7 Junior Hobs Humiliate Sault SULLY SATS -By Pat Sullivan Weyburn Wins The West, Await Eastern Champs ANDY CAP? it personal disgust' or maybe disappointment in a professional athlete, but the three, stars selected by Serge Sevan! following Sunday's National League game left me seething. It reminded me of the story of the night Rocket Richard selected the three stars after Wihgs had beaten the Canadiens 4-3. Rocket's first star, so the story goes, was his brother Henri, the second was Bobby Rousseau while the third selection was Jean Beliveau. .Richard.gave his reasons for each selection and, when asked.if he had an honorable mention, he quickly stated "it would be dat goldarried Gordie Howe. He score four goal to beat us." Whether the Rocket Richard episode is true or not will never be known. But I for one, and I'm sure many more of you, saw and heard Sevard's selections Sunday. I'm not saying that Dennis Hull wasn't a star. He was the outstanding Black Hawk. He wasn't, to my way of thinking, the first star. The first star should have been Johnny MacKenzie. There should have teen no question about it. MacKenzie is one of the sparkplugs on that Boston Bruin club and turns -in a solid effort each and every time out. Just on his normal performances, especially in the Chicago and New York series, he rates consideration for a star in each game. What does a guy have to do to get top billing? MacKenzie not only played a solid two-way game, but scored the winning goal on one of the nicest efforts of the series. The fact a guy scores a winning goal should be credentials enough for the top -rung. I would allow Sevard his choice of Hull as second star. As for Keith Magnuson as third star, this just added insult to injury. Sure he played well Sunday, but it was his only good showing in the four-game series. He was at fault more than favor the first three games. He should have been awarded honorable mention for his having redeemed himself, but not a star. Maybe I'm wrong but a player like Stan Slikita of the Hawks or Ed Westfall of the Bruins would have teen a much better choice as third star. It seems, the selectors are getting away from acknowledging a solid all-round effort in favor of a quick burst of brilliance. I like the three star selection at the end of the game. It is supposed to be the opinion of an expert on who he thought stood out in the game. Maybe I'm being unfairly critical of Sevard, but he could have been just as right had he picked the names out of a hat. Now that that's off my chest and I've nearly re- covered from River Elks Dinner, I can take a look at the Pittsburgh-St. Louis series and see who will give the Bruins the best run for the Stanley Cup money, Speaking of that Milk River Dinner, what a time was had by all. This dinner has a special personality all its own and do those Elks in that southland know how to treat a fellow. I'll tell you, a couple more dinners like that for Roger Kramer of the Calgary Stampeders and he would be reporting to camp at- 400 pounds. As it is he may be pushing 300. I had never met Kramer and so he quite shocked me. I've seen him in uniform but he didn't look that big amongst all those other bodies, but let me assure you, he is huge. He thanked the gals in the kitchen for the four chickens he ate, and if Al McCann was telling the truth he ate every one he took credit for. For McCann, the dinner marked a return engage- ment as a head table guest. McCann emceed the ini- tial dinner 10 years ago. All in all, it was a fun time. A good chance to see some of the good Milk River and district people one doesn't get a chance to see often enough. Lacrosse Back On Local Scene TOYBURN, Sask. Weybura Red Wings relaxed al- most too much after taking a 4- 0 lead, but they recovered later to win the Western Canada Memorial Cup final with an 8-6 win over Thunder Bay Hurri- canes Monday night. The Red Wings, Saskatche- wan Junior Hockey League champione, took the best-of- seven series 4-2. They lost the first two games in Thunder Bay April 1C and 17, then won four on home ice. relaxed almost too much alter that 4-0 Weyburn coach Stan Dunn said. "They kept coming at us. I was sure glad to see (Calvin) Booth score late in the third period." McLain To Speak At Red Deer Denny McLain may not be ilaying baseball but he is one of the hottest items in sports oday and it was announced to- Booth took a pass from Scott Smith, picked up from Regina Pats of the SJHL, to sewe tie winning goal third period. at of the The cod came after Thunder Bay had run in three goals to narrow their defi cit to 6-5. Brian Vescio's second goal of the game at cut the mar gin to 7-6. But defenceman Greg Hubick scored the insurance goal lac Weyburn into an empty net with Thunder Bay goalie Ed Balina benched for an extra at lacker. The Red Wings, who won 20 o 28 playoff games, now will mee Montreal Canadiens or Quebec temparts in the Canadian fiita at the home of the eastern win- ner. Canadiens and Remparts open sbest-of-Jive eastern fina Phursday night in Quebec City Garnet Currie and Wende Bennett each scored Iwp goa for the Red Wings, who led 4- efter the first period and 5-2 a tiller, Bob Gerrard, Booth and ubick added the other urn goals. Rick Bragnallo, Paul Sand- aerg, Tom Coroccs and George lay by the Club O led Deer McLain win be a bead table guest for their sports dinner, Saturday, Mai 23. the end of the second. BoblDeer. McLain was recently suspend ed until July 1 and can have no active participation with his Detroit Tiger ball club which makes him available for the led Deer Dinner of Champ ons. The brilliant right bander who now makes his home ir Florida, became the !irst 30-game winner (31-6) modern times in 1968. Diizj Dean had hurled the last 3ft ;ame win season in. 1934. Me Laic followed up with a 20-9 sea son in 1959 and was selected th Cy Young winner both years McLain also won one game the 1968 world series th Tigers took four games to three over the St. Louis Cardinals. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased from any Red Dea Kinsman, the Hudson's Bay O or by writing P.O. Box 82, Hec Letowski got single goals for the urricanes. Weyburn goalie Jerome Mra- ,ek, picked up from Moose Jaw inucks of the SJHL, stopped 12 shots atd Balina made it ives. "We played a good hockey .earn and just got said coach Ben VToit of Thunder Bay. The Red Wings plan to pick up right winger Vic Venasky cf he Hurricanes for the Jteno- Cup final. Meanwhile in Montreal Gilbert 'erreault and Ian Turnbull scored four goals each Monday night as Montreal Junior Cana- diens blitKd Sault Ste. Marie 20-3 to advance to the finals the Eastern Canada ilemorial Cup. The crushing victory gave Montreal, champions of the On- ario Hockey Association Junior A series, a 4-1 series win over the Greyhounds, champions of the Northern Ontario Hockey PHEW.'THarVWS'A NEAR THINS-GO06 Association, in the best-of-seven semi-tinal. Montreal plays Quebec Rem- parts, Quebec Hockey League h a m p i o n s, in Quebec City rhursday night in the opening ;ame of the best-of-five Eastern 3nal. Following Monday's game, Canadiens ceoch "loger Bedard expressed dissatisfaction with the playoff system that pits the powerful OIIA c h a m pi ons against their counterparts from the Maker KOHA. Bring Home Five Trophies Local Bowlers Shiiie TOP. FIGHTER SYLVANTA, Ohio (AP) Benkreny Chartvanchi of Thai- land, the newly-crowned world flyweight champion, has been named Boxer of the Month by the World Boxing Association. A contingent of Lethbridge 10-pin bowlers travelled to Cal- gary over the weekend and came home following a very successful tournament. The locals, 102 strong, turned in an outstanding performance in the Alberta Junior 10-pin handicap championships held at Imperial Bowl. Of the total of Lethbridge entries 34 were children. All told, of the 18 trophies up for grabs for competitors frem all over the province, Leth bridge came home with five. In the junior boys' section lour locals bowled games ol 200 or better. Randy Sillito lee the way with games of 209 anc 224 while Robert Bobak rolled 211, George Connor 205, and Jim Burris 204. In the senior Jack Domier rolled a 222. Silb'to, who enjoyed an out- standing weekend, vrtm the Jun- of singles title with a total pinfall of Conine Kom- :tz missed the junior girls' title y a single pin. fn bantam action the Leth- widge team of Morgan Sillito, Ken Florence, Donald Pierzch- ala and Craig Kometz combined for a total and finished second. In junior mixed competition the Lethbridge team of Grace Mcln'.osh, George Connor, Deb- bie Barry and Randy fillito won out over another L e t h- bridge team with a score of 238 just five pins better than their teammates Jim Burris, Meredilh Gent, Melanie Perk- ins and Robert Bobak. In singles competition Tim Snider was second in the ban- am division with a 504 score while Boback edged Randy Sfl- ilo 638 to 631 in junior singles. In the gals junior action Cor- rine Komelz was second at 578. In the doubles event Conine Komelz combined with Murray Vickers for a first place finish wilh a score of while Char- les List 2nd Pat Lewis were second at In the senior doubles the winners were Rob- ert Anderson and Jack Domier wilh a pinfall cf Coaclies team were of the Lethbridge Gordon and Kav Komelz and Darlene Smilh of Lethbridge end Stu Lewis of Milk River. ACADIAN PRICE A Iwo-day lacrosse clinic will be held at the Lethbridge Arena this weekend. Sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department of the city of Lethbridge the clinics will be staged Saturday com- mencing at 10 a.m. while Sun- day's activities will start at 11 a.m. Registration, for the clinic, will be held between nine and 10 a.m. Saturday. The fee for the 'clinic is set at fl.SO for Three Sign With Als MONTREAL (CP) Mon- treal AknRttcs of the Eastern Football Conference announced Monday the signing of three col- lege football players from Uni- versity of Wyoming. Signed by Atoucttes general manager Red p'Quinn were tensive backs Jim Barrows and Dennis Devlin and Tommy Tucker who plays either offen- sive guard or defensive line- backer. Barrows, 11, stands five feet 11 Inches and weighs pounds. He can also play the flanker position on offence. Devlin, 23, stands six feet, two tnches and weighs 204 pounds He was voted as the most player in tho 1W8 Sugar Bowl, adults and for those under The clinic will follow the Al- lerta Lacrosse Association pro- gram with instructors from Calgary. The clinic, open to all interest- dsouthern Alberfar.s, lave films, referees, coaches and playing instructions. For further information con- act Steve Arisman, Recreation 'rogram Co-Ordinator, city of Lethbridge at 3K-2541, local 236. One of the main reason! for the clinic the Lethbridge Na- ive Sons, who this year win compete in the Alberta Junior Lacrosse League. Lethbridfe wiO open their season in Calgary against the Calgary Trojans May 23 and then- first home game win be played May 30 at the Arena, Season tickets, which sell or and are good for Ihe Na- tive Sons' 10 home games, may be obtained from Doug's Music and Sports, Leonard Tire Mart, Di-Can Equipment or from any member of the Lethbridgo Op- timist Club. The club will be holding scrimmage practices Thursday night at the Arena from seven o'clock to and they are open, free of charge, to the pub- lic. Any boys, between the ages of 14 and 17, who are Interest- ed In paying lacrosse, may con- tact Bill Falconer at 328-5177 evenings for moo information. All models! 2-doors and 4-doors! Sixes and V8s! YourPontiacdeatefc small car gives your budget an extra break! This is the news that buyers of smaller cars have-been waif ing for. Now you can order both the and four-door sedan models, equipped with either a six or V8, at a ?185.00 price reduct ion. All these models will he equipped with the conventional inside rearview mirror. The mirror, bias-belted taw, _ e lighter and seat bel t retractors, which were standard equipment, are now available as extra cost options. This welcome price redaction couldn't have come at a better lime. 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