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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, April 29. 1974 Think Earlyl Think Now Is tht to register tor CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI11074 Contict... ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE 321-3201 The Herald Sports All round honors go to Doug Flanigan Phillips must have been in a hurry By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Neither snow nor sleet nor plugged highways could keep Lee Phillips from his appointed tasks. It didn't take Phillips long to strike 3.8 seconds to be exact. The big Carsland cowboy found the 3.8 second mark just fast enough to wrap up the steer wrestling laurels at the third annual Vulcan Indoor Rodeo over the weekend. The victory strengthened Phillips' lead in the race for this year's Canadian steer wrestling title with earnings over the mark. Phillips proved no slouch in the calf roping event either as his 11 second run earned him third spot. Despite finishing first and third in two events, Phillips saw the all round title go to former Australian cowboy Doug Flannigan. Placing third in the dogging and third in the bareback gave Flannigan the all round nod with winnings in both a timed and a riding event. Saddle bronc champ Jim Kelts on Little Archie Sports of all sorts PAKISTAN WINS KARACHI (API-Victories by Saaed Meer and Meer Mohammad gave Pakistan a 4-1 triumph over the Philippines Sunday in their Davis Cup Eastern Zone quarter-final tennis competition. Meer defeated Eddi Cruz 10-8, 6-0, 6-1 and then Mohammad beat De Malanta 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. The teams had split the opening two singles Friday and Pakistan had won Saturday's doubles match. The victory moved Pakistan into the semi- finals against Australia, last year's Challenge Cup winner. Cougars surprise, lead Toros 2-1 By THE CANADIAN PRESS Chicago Cougars, who had to stalk Quebec Nordiques until the last week of the schedule to gain a playoff berth in the World Hockey Association, have taken the lead in their semi-final series with Toronto Toros, while Houston Aeros played catch- up to even their set with Minnesota Fighting Saints. a layoff of almost a week, the Cougars, who placed fourth in the East Division in the regular season, defeated the Toros 3-2 Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in their best- of-seven series, which continues Tuesday in Mount Prospect. 111., a Chicago suburb. The Aeros stopped the Saints 4-1 in St. Paul, Minn., to square their best-of-seven round at two games each. The fifth game is scheduled for Houston Tuesday night. Rosaire Paiement hammered in two third-period goals to lift the Cougars to victory. Paiement tied the game 2-2 at of the final period as he tipped in a shot taken by Dick Proceviat. Some five minutes later. Chicago player-coach Pat Stapleton intercepted a Toronto pass and sent the puck to Paiement, who drove in a 30-foot shot for the winning goal. GOALIES SWITCHED During the final period, To- ronto coach Billy Harris re- placed starting goalie Gilles Gratton with veteran Les Bin- kley. Less than two minutes later, at of the final pe- riod. Harris had Grattan back in the nets, after an apparent rest break. The Toros suffered injuries to defencemen Steve Cuddie and Rick Cunningham. Cuddie suffered a shattered contact lens when hit in the right eye by a puck in the first period. Cunningham suffered an ankle injury in the second period. Both were taken to hospital for observation. The Cougars finished with 32 shots on goal to 24 for their opponents. Game 5 will be played in To- ronto Wednesday night and if a sixth game is needed, it will bo played in the suburban Chicago shopping centre rink next Saturday. The Cougars usual home rink has been taken over by a Peter Pan production. RAYMOND GOLF CLUB Membership FAMILY........ 'SO COUPLE SINGLE ........'35 STUDENTS .....'20 GREEN FEES WEEKDAYS'2 HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS TOMAHAWKS WIN TORONTO goals each by forwards Brian Wilson and Brian Thompson led Toronto Tomahawks to a 21-13 win over Syracuse Stingers in a National Lacrosse League exhibition game Sunday. GROTE FIRED SAN FRANCISCO Grote, publicity director of the National League for 20 years, said Sunday he has been relieved of his duties by president Charles Feeney. Grote, 54, informed newsmen of Feeney's decision during the first game of Sunday's baseball double-header with New York Mets. Grote said he was fired Friday. GETHIN WINS 5000 ZOLDER, Belgium Peter Gethin drove his Chevron at an average speed of 81.1 miles an hour Sunday and won the Zolder Formula 5000 grand prix motor race. Gethin completed the 25-lap, 58-mile course in 35 minutes, 30 'seconds, easily beating runner-up Bob Evans, also of Britain, in a Lola, by more than 23 seconds. SETS 2 MARKS BRAUNAU, Austria Nikolov of Bulgaria set two world weigh tlifting records in the middle heavyweight class Saturday night during an international meet. Nikolov broke his own world mark of 374 pounds in the snatch, lifting 37912 pounds, and bettered the combined record of 836 pounds held by David Higert of the Soviet Union a lift of 841 Vz pounds. CHOOSE CALLAGHAN LONDON Ian Callaghan of Liverpool's English Cup finalists was chosen Britain's soccer player of the year Sunday by the British Soccer Writers Association. Callaghan, who has played 652 consecutive games, finished three votes ahead of runner-up Billy Bremner of Division I champion Leeds United. MILLER WINS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Miller survived three bogeys Sunday and sank a pressure birdie putt on the 17th hole to capture the first prize in the Tallahassee Open golf tournament. Gerald Reber of Bowden pressed Phillips hard for the dogging title as he dropped his catch in four seconds flat. Flannigan had a run of 4.4 seconds while Richard McNiven and Craig Butterfield were knotted in fourth with identical times of 4.5 seconds. Six time Canadian calf roping champion Lome Wells proved he still has the capabilities as he wrapped up his calf in the winning time of 9.5 seconds. Cards ton's Ted Bly saw his Friday time of 10.9 seconds slip to second place and Phillips' 11 second clocking held down third spot. Dale Rose, who has a Conrad Sincennes captures title EDMONTON (CP) Northern Alberta dominated the provincial amateur boxing championships here Saturday, as only eight of 30 weight- divisions were contested. Conrad Sincennes of Lethbridge was the only Southern Alberta boxer to capture a title in one of the contested matches. He knocked out Kevin Robertson of Sherwood Park, Alta., in the second round to take the 139-pound novice class. Ronnie Callan of Rocky Mountain House won a unanimous decision over Evan Jensen of Fort McMurray in their 60- pound junior title fight, while Vince Flywaka of Edmonton took a split decision over Bryan Stump of Cardston, Alta., in a 70-pound intermediate battle. Greg Rumohr of Sherwood Park captured the 75-pound intermediate class with a split decision over Roy Harder of Rocky Mountain House. Fort McMurray's Dean Phillips defeated Jimmy Mills of Cardston by a unanimous decision to win the 85-pound intermediate class. The 95-pound senior title went to Brad Hortie of Edmonton who took a unanimous decision over Lloyd Waters of Fort McMurray. Gordie Anderson of Edmonton defeated Alvin Mills by a unanimous decision in the 100-pound intermediate division. Frank Pruden of Edmonton knocked out Alvin McRae of Rocky Mountain House in the second round of their 100-pound senior bout. In one of four exhibition bouts, Randy Jackson of Edmonton took a unanimous decision over Sestino Evans of Toronto in the 132-pound division. Don Wilson of Spruce Grove, Alta., defeated Dale Anderson of Rocky Mountain House by a split decision in the 125- pound category, Riel Webb of Fort McMurray took a split decision in over Kelly PerleUe of Spruce Grove in the 105-pound division, and Brett Bramhill of Edmonton defeated Shane Finn of Edmonton with a split decision in the 85-pound category. Pats eliminate Cents in four CALGARY (CP) Regina Pats made a clean sweep of the Western Canada Hockey League finals, defeating Calgary Centennials 5-2 Saturday night to win the best- of-seven playoff series in four straight games. The Pats now will represent the west in the Memorial Cup playoffs here May 5 to 12. They will meet the winners of the Ontario Hockey Phoenix will get Sobchuk CALGARY Sobchuk of Regina Pats, signed to a million contract by the World Hockey Association expansion team in Cincinnati last summer, will play next season for the new Phoenix entry. "I just put the contract in the mail Sobchuk said in an interview Friday night after the Pats edged Calgary Centennials 6-5 in the third game of the Western Canada Hockey League's best-of- seven final series. "It's where I want to go. There was some talk about Cleveland, but I figure if I have to go someplace else for a year, it might as well be someplace in the sun." who scored 191 goals and earned 416 points in three years with the Pats, was left without a team for next season when Cincinnati postponed its entry for a year. Association junior A Peterborough Petes or St. Catharines Black the Quebec Junior Hockey Quebec Ramparts or Sorel Black Hawks. Defenceman Greg Joly paced the Pats with two goals and two assists while wingers Rob Laird, Jim Minor and Rich Uhrich added singles. Veterans Mike Rogers and Jerry Holland replied for Calgary in the second period. The Pats led 1-0 after the first period as Joly connected on an end-to-end rush at The veteran defenceman clicked again at of the second period and the Centennials battled back to tie the game within a minute and 21 seconds midway through the period. Rogers scored at and Holland clicked at Miiiui scored the winning goal just under a minute later and Laird added Regina's fourth goal before the period ended, with Uhrich scoring the only goal of the final period. Goaltender Ed Staniowski turned aside 29 shots for Regina while Garth Malarchuk of Calgary stopped 33. There were only five minor penalties in the game, three to Regina. After the game, league president Ed Chynoweth presented the Father Athole Murray trophy, emblematic of league supremacy, to Regina co-captains Dennis Sobchuk, Joly, Clark Gillies and Urich. He also presented the western division trophy to Calgary captain Danny Gare. Walton gets new contract ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Mike Walton of Minnesota Fighting Saints has extended his contract with the World Hockey Association club tor the next five years, the Saints announced Sunday. Alan Eagleson, Toronto law- yer, said the deal he worked out between Walton and the Saints ranks Walton's pay about third among professional hockey players. reputation for riding unridable bulls, turned in a great performance aboard a tough Northcott bull called Stubby. Rose amassed 76 points aboard the big, spinning bull and easily captured the bull riding honors. Bob. Philips, of Marshal, Sask., was well back in second spot with a 68 and veteran Brian Whitlow of Cromona was one point behind him in third position. Two cowboys, Steve Lowney of Great Falls, Mont, and Happy Taggart of Irricana, had a share and share alike program going for them. On Friday Taggart rode Ace of Hearts and on Saturday Lowney drew the same saddle bronc; both riders garnered 70 points and they ended up sharing the bareback trophy. Flannigan was next in line with a 67 while five time Canadian bareback king Dale Trottier and Onoway cowboy Gene Miller followed the leader's example and split fourth spot. Jim Kelts of Consort saw his opening night ride of 71 points stand up to win the saddle bronc title. Melvin Colemaa of Pierceland retained second position from Friday with his 67 and Jerry Sinclair's 65 stood up for third, but he was forced to share the purse with John Gratton who also turned in a 65 Saturday night. Barrel racing honors went to Suzanna Randle of Blackie with a first night's run of 14.4 seconds. Cindy Cummins of Sundry ended up second overall with a clocking of 14.7 seconds. Lome Wells once again found himself in the winner's circle but three other team ropers helped him split the money. Wells teamed with Rudy Evenson to share the team roping title with Wally French and Lawrence Draper. Both teams recorded the fast time of 7.9 seconds. BEHIND THE CHUTES Thanks to Oscar and Mary Lynn Walter and their four- wheel drive for the lift home rodeo clown Ernie Marshall kept everyone laughing with his exploding outhouse and other shinanigans best dressed cowboy anywhere has to be tie-wearing Dale Rose the weather Saturday prevented many cowboys from making the rodeo as a result the timed events proved to be a practice session as cowboys took free runs on the stock of the snowbound competitors scores were generally low in the bucking events as the cowboys could not get the best out of the stock... Bob Wilson drew a bull that was really just a large calf Jim Clifford was injured in the saddle bronc event but walked off, refusing the stretcher ride offered Happy Taggart's mark of 69 Friday became a 70 Saturday people took in the two day show despite the snow clogged highways Saturday. Minor Softball anyone? Mass practices will be held this week for all boys and girls planning to play in the newly formed Lethbridge minor softball program this summer, Officials" of the minor softball program are hoping to carry four leagues in each of the boys' and girls' divisions based on age categories. The four leagues will include bantams (under 15 years of midgets (under 17 years of pee wee (under 13 years of age) and squirts (under 11 years of Bantam and midget players will hold their mass practices Tuesday night while pee wee and squirt players see action Thursday night weather permitting. All practices and registrations will get underway at six o'clock. The mass practices have also been set up so that players in south Lethbridge will practise at Fleetwood Bawden while players in north Lethbridge meet at Wilson Junior High School. All practices will be held at one of these sites. LETHBRIDQE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. 7th MrMl Shopping Mail PIMM (403) 328-7411 S.C.M. TYPEWRITERS Shareholders! will sell SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. (CP) Minority shareholders voted during the weekend to sell their shares in Swift Current Broncos to club president Bill Burton, clearing the way for the transfer of the franchise to another city. Burton had earlier indicated that if a majority of the 31 minority shareholders agreed to the sale, he would move the Western Canada Hockey League team. Lethbridge has been mentioned as a possible home for the Broncos. A spokesman for the shareholders, who voted to sell at a meeting Saturday, said one of the terms of the sale was that Burton arrange to establish a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League franchise in this Southwestern Saskatchewan city. Burton will pay for each share he buys. The club was in debt at the end of March, but was expected to make up most of the deficit on profits from playoff games. I ELRICH TIRE SPORT NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pel. L Pel. GBL Montreal 9 6 St. Louis 12 9 9 7 563 1 Philadelphia 9 11 .450 York 12 10 .545 1 Chicago 7 9 438 10 10 500 2 New York 7 12 368 8 10 444 3 Pittsburgh 6 12 .333 8 11 421 Los Angeles ___ 16 5 762 12 8 600 Houston 12 10 545 10 9 526 Cincinnati 10 9 .526 9 9 500 2 Atlanta 11 11 .500 9 11 450 3 San Francisco .11 11 .500 City 8 10 .444 3 San Diego 9 14 .391 711 389 4 TODAY'S GAMES Chicago Bonham (I -3) at Kline (2-2) at Minnesota Konieczny (0-1) New York Sadecki (0-1) at Singer (2-2) at Boston Angeles Sutton (1-2) SATURDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta 5 Chicago 2 Los Angeles 5 Montreal 2 Houston 10 Pittsburgh 7 San Francisco 11 New York 3 SI Louis 4 Cincinnati 3 San Diego 5 Philadelphia 2 SUNDAY'S RESULTS Pittsburgh 7 Houston 3 Chicago 4 Allanta 3 St. Louis 9 Cincinnati 2 New York 6-5 San Francisco 0-4 San Diego 5 Philadelphia 4 Los Angeles 4 Montreal 0 LEADERS AB R H Pet. Reitz. SL 80 8 34 .425 Smith, SL......86 16 33 .384 Hebner, Pgh ..72 15 27 375 Unser, Pha ......58 12 21 .362 Gross. Hou.....56 11 20 357 Grubb, SD....... 73 13 26 356 Baker. All 72 16 25 .347. Rose, Cin.......81 15 28 .346 Helms. Hou.....70 7 24 .343 Perez. Cm 73 12 25 .342 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Seriaa E W L F A P Boston...........3 2 24 18 6 Chicago.........2 3 18 24 4 F W L F A P Philadelphia ......2 2 13 4 New York.......2 2 9 13 4 SCORING LEADERS G A Bucyk, B............... 7 7 14 Sheppard. B....... B 5 13 MacLeish. Pha..... 8 4 12 Hodge, B............ 5 611 Esposito, B............ 6 4 10 Park, R................ 3 7 10 Cashman, B............. 3 7 10 Hull, C.................. 6 3 9 Stemkowski. R 4 5 9 Lonsberry, Pha.......... 3 6 9 Schmautz, B 3 6 9 Pappin, C............ 3 6 9 Orr, B .1 8 9 Vadnais, B............. 1 8 9 WORLD HOCKEY ASSOCIATION E W L F A P Houston...........2 2 14 12 4 Minnesota.........2 21214 4 Series F W L F A P Chicago...........2 11111 4 Toronto....... 1 21111 2 WHA PLAYOFF G A Pit Walton, M......... 8 316 Lund. H.............. 6 7 13 Connelly, M 6 6 12 Mark Howe, H 5 6 11 Backstrom, C 4 711 Morrison, M............. 5 5 10 Labossiere, H 3 7 10 Carleton, T.............. 1 9 10 Sicinski, C............ 4 V5 9 SATURDAY'S RESULTS Cleveland 6 California 0 Texas 6 New York 1 Milwaukee 9 Minnesota 0 Kansas City 10 Boston 3 Oakland 11 Baltimore 5 Detroit 8 Chicago 3 SUNDAY'S RESULTS 'Cleveland 10 California 2 New York 11-5 Texas 2-8 Baltimore 4 Oakland 3 Detroit 6 Chicago 4 Minnesota 6 Milwaukee 5 Boston 5 Kansas City 4 LEAGUE LEADERS AB Jackson, Oak 74 Stanton, Cal 59 Carew, Min 80 Griffin, Bos 17 12 12 7 6 14 11 9 6 30 23 30 25 28 23 i 26 25 18 .405 .390 .375 .368 .359 .354 .351 .347 .346 .343 Rudi, Oak Grich, Bal Wohlford, KC Spikes, Cle ___ Pmiella. NY ___ Yasterzemski, B 78 65 74 72 52 HOCKEY SCORES National New York 2 Philadelphia 1 Best-of-seven semi-final lied 2-2 Boston 6 Chicago 2 Boston leads best-of-seven semi- final 3-2 World Chicago 3 Toronto 2 Chicago leads best-of-seven semi- final 2-1 Houston 4 Minnesota 1 Best-bf-seven semi-final tied 2-2 Western Phoenix 7 Porlland 3 Phoenix wins best-of-seven final 4- 1 Ontario Major Junior St. Catharines 8 Peterborough 2 SI Catharines wins eight-point final 9-1 Allan Cup Barrie 7 Thunder Bay 4 Barne leads best-of-fivs eastern final 2-0 Centennial Cup Thunder Bay 6 Smiths Falls 4 Smiths Falls leads eastern final 3-2 Kelowna 5 Selkirk 4 Selkirk leads best-of-seven western final 3-2 SATURDAY American Hershey 4 Providence 3 Hershey leads best-of-seven final 1-0 Western Phoenix 3 Portland 2 Allan Cup Barrie 2 Thunder Bay 1 Centennial Cup Smiths Falls 6 Thunder Bay 3 Selkirk 8 Kelowna 3 Western Canada Regina 5 Calgary 2 Regina wins best-of-seven final 4-0 DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRES LTD. 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