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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 1973 TNI LETNMIDOE HWAID 7 Back with Wings Red Wings' captain Alex Delvecchio smiles during news conference while telling about the one- year contract he got from the Detroit club. Red of the National Hockey almost lost their captain lo the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association. Race results EDMONTON Northlands Park race results FIRST SI 3 year 7 fur- longs. Caltabulous 19.40 6.90 Etta's Kid 4.00 Fa- bienne 3.40. 2-5. Glory Wee Silver Fargo also ran. SECOND 2 year 5 fur- longs. Unconventionable 10.00 3.50 2 Frozen Planet 2.90 Snow JcKe 2.70. 2-5. Wandering Sheba's Miss Clara's Caper also ran. DAILY THIRD 4 year olds and 7 furlongs. Hills Of Snow 3.40 2.80 Boss 3.90 Win N Grin 3.20 4.30. Heat. Vernon Blue Silver Brae O'Leary also ran. Hills of Top Boss Hills of Win N Grin More sport on page 8 FOURTH 4 year olds and 11 a miles. Tetraspeed 11.80 6.00 Furious Flight 8.10 Sharp Reply 3.30. Glory Hot Blon- Indian Lake also ran. FIFTH 3 year 1 1-16 miles. Airdrie Bob 4.00 3.00 Fire Speed 4.60 Lady Sheba 5.00. Special Roily Another Go Ruby Petite also ran. SIXTH 4 year olds end IVo miles. Grand Stride 4.00 3.20 Shield Of 3.90 Make It Magic 2.60. 2-5. Mr. New Response also ran. SEVENTH 4 year olds and 7 furlongs. Transbriar 4.60 2.90 Ice Palace 3.30 Four- thought 2.90. 4-5. White Fast stuff also ran. EIGHTH 4 year olds and miles. Barry T S.50 3.70 X- Precious Argent 3.30 Fast Friday 4.60 4.60. Heat. 4-5. Treasure River Silk Color Me Monta's Gem also ran. Barry Precious Ar- gent Barry Fast Friday THE NEW 1974 2 Stroke Endures FROM HONDA SHOWN IS THE NEW HONDA MT 250 Quick powerful.. good enough to be a honda the MT-250 and MT-125 endures now at LETH- BRIDGE 1 Some manufacturers believe you start with an enduro modify it into a moto- cross racer. But the people at Honda proved them wrong with the introduction of the MT-250 and just arrived at LETHBRIDGE HONDA. Come in test ride the 1974 Honda two stroke endures. They promise the best handling and most power for any enduro on the road today. MT 125 MT 250 '879 '1099 iry 'em out today at LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE 11172nd Ave. S. Phone 327-8889 CLOSED MONDAY Open Thurtday and Friday Until 9 p.m. Graham Kelly clock was running out De c. W72 at Ivor Wynn Stadium in Hamilton.. Thousands of spectators and millions more at home were waiting expectantly for the final play. The centre fired the ball back. BUI Steve Ed McQuart- ers and Rock Perdoni struggl- ed against the Ti-Cat line. The ball was and Ian Sunter swung his foot through the ball sending it end-over- end towards the goal posts in the distance. A hush fell over the crowd. Time seem- ed suspended while the ball taotalizingly flew its course toward the appointed target. The official's arm is up. Ian Sunter jumps high into the air. The stadium erupts. Defeat creases the face of a sad and broken Ed now walking lea- dingly towards the concrete dressing room. So young Ian Sunter dash- ed the hopes of the Saskat- chewan Roughriders in the 1972 Grey Cup game that same Green and White crew one week earlier sent the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the sidelines in the Confer- ence final. The place-kicker. The man who puts that inval- uable three points on the board. It is hard to imagine a more pressure-packed situa- tion as when the kicker comes on to the field to set- tle the contest here and then with one mighty swing of his foot. Over the years goal kicker has played a vital role in the outcome of a foot- ball game. In the contro- versy has surrounded the field- goal and the convert because of the seemingly automatic nature of the play. Some cri- tics argue that kickers have become so deadly that by moving the ball anywhere near the opponents goal the team is practically guar- anteed three points. Yet the Baltimore Colts lost a Super Bowl because of the kicker's inability to put the ball through the uprights. In the Canadian Football the field goal has been of great importance and not especially automatic. The importance of a good place kicker was dramatical- the field- ly evident during the opening week of the current CFL sea- son. Dave Cutler kicked four field goals as the Eskimos dispatched the Blue Bombers to the showers by a 33-22 score. Cutler provided 12 points via the field goal route the margin of vic- tory was eleven. When the Saskatchewan Roughriders invaded Calgary last they came up short in their quest for victory by eight points. Larry Robinson booted three field-goals. When Ham- ilton went down to defeat to Montreal other day was the same intrepid Ian Sunter who provided Hamil- ton with nine points. The field- goal will be of tremendous im- portance once again in 1973. There have been some ex- citing moments provided by those possessing an educated toe. Just about anyone will tell you that the 1954 Grey Cup game was settled by the fumble recovery and 100-yard run by Jackie Parker. Few will remember that Parker's heroics only gave Edmonton a tie with the Alouettes. Bob Dean kicked the convert that gave Edmonton their first Grey Cup. Dean hadn't missed all year. If he had missed the big naturally Dean would have worn the goat horns for life. In the Sskatchewan Roughriders lost in the final to Les Lear and the Calgary Stampeders by a point. Del Wardeen of Regina hit the crossbar when attempting the tying convert. Many stubble- jumpers would like to forget the incredible effort of one Larry Robinson of Calgary in the 1970 Western Final. With a howling providing a chill factor equivalent to forty the ball about six feet wide of the and punched it into the gale and over the crossbar sending the delir- ious Calgarians on their way to a berth in the Grey Cup. Before Robbie was pret- ty inconsistent since then he has been deadly when it has counted. Larry attributes this to learning to relax and take his time. That is the secret to if not eli- the pressure that the kicker must bear. Place kickers usually ac- count for a substantial share of their club's scoring output. Last the top four point- getters in the East were the place-kickers. In the Western five out of the top seven led the with George Reed and Mack Her- ron the only exceptions. Dave Cutler scored fully one-third of Edmonton's points with his toe. He was good on fifty- two per cent of his field goal tries and ninety per cent of his converts. Larry Robinson had the best percentage by being good on 67 per cent of his field-goal attempts. He accounted for thirty per cent of his team's scoring. Al- though Don Jonas only ac- counted for 22 per cent of the Big Blue total he was good on 66 per cent of his field-goal tries. Ted Ger- ala had a 58 per cent aver- age while Saskatchewan's Jack Abendshan had the lowest percentage on field- goals with forty-two per cent. Abendshan attempt- ed more long field-goals than anyone else. Dave Cutler of Edmonton averaged the shortest distance on his tries. The Eastern Conference didn't fare nearly s o well. Gerry Organ of Ottawa was good 58 per cent of the tops in the East. Hamilton's hero Ian Sunter was only able to split the uprights 37 per cent of the time when at- tempting a three pointer. Western place kickers aver- aged fifty three per cent accuracy whereas their East- ern cousins were good 46 per cent of the time. Of the really impor- tant field goals are those that win games. Last year Dave Cutler won games for Edmonton. Abendshan beat Winnipeg out of the playoffs with his effort. He last sent Calgary into a tail-spin from which they never recovered by kicking the game-winning points on the final play. natural- Ian for all his poor accuracy rate kicked the biggest field-goal of his life when he won the Grey Cup for Hamilton last Dec- ember. Mrs. Streit heads field Barb Home shoots Alberta leads by one CHARLOTTETOWN If Carole Bedford and her in- vading British girls ever get the feel of the they could turn the Canadian women's amateur golf championship into their own private preserve. As it stood after 18 the striking redhead and her five travelling companions were within hailing distance of the leaders heading into today's second round of the 72-hole championship. with an was four strokes off the defending champion Marlene Stewart Streit of Ont. The rain-soaked Belvedere Golf and Winter Club's yard layout is playing to a long par 75. Tiie Britons are playing with the larger North American ball for the first time and Miss Red- ford admits it's a handicap. ball is not going as far and I think it's very difficult if you haven't been playing it to get your shots right. the small you can feel the ball more. But the big if you're not used to you can't get the right touch. If you're not hitting the ball dead you're not going to gel COURSE SOGGY Most of the field of 96 golfers who started the championship Tuesday had trouble getting anywhere on the lush fairways and heavy greens. Heavy rains had prevented groundskeepers from grooming the course for the championship event. Mrs. aiming for her llth Canadian amateur title said she expected to three-putl several of the I but if she can improve this facet of her game over the next three rounds she be quite happy with my Mrs. Streit's lead was a sum one stroke over Vancouver' Marilyn Palmer and Cathy Sherk of Ont. At 81 were Barbara Home of Cal- gary and formerly of Leth- Betty Cole of Edmonton and Carol Le Feuvre of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Other visitors among the leaders were Josephine Mark ol Dublin at 83 along with Miss Catherine Panton of Scotland and Mau- reen Walker of both at and Maisie Mooney of Dublin with 87. Marion Essele of and Cathy McMillan of Edmonton posted 82s. Also in Backstrom jumps Hawks CHICAGO The Chi- cago Cougars of the World Hockey Association today lured veteran centre Ralph Backst- rom away from the Chicago Black Hawks of the rival Na- tional Hockey League for an es- timated Tiie 35-year-old a 16-season NHL was the second Black Hawk standout signed by the Cougars in two weeks. On July defenceman Pat Stapleton was signed for an estimated million as Cougar player-coach. Another Black star centre Stan is being wooed by the Cougars. Backstrom's contract in- cluded a five-year pact with front money of more than 000 and a total package of ap- proximately The Black Hawks were re- ported to have offered Backst- rom a five-year con tract to remain with the club. Turns down Aeros9 offer Wings keep Delvecchio DETROIT Detroit Red Wings captain Alex Del- vecchio signed a six-figure con- tract with the National Hockey League team spurning an offer from the Houston Aeros to join former Red Wing star Gordie Howe. Howe bolted Detroit and the NHL earlier this summer when he signed on with the Aeros of the World Hockey Association. At a news conference Del- vecchio said his decision to stay with the Detroit club for at least another year was in- fluenced by his his wife and a good offer from the front office. been here all my and I've been treated just the 41-year-old star centre said. just justice that I with Detroit. Delvecchio accepted z. con- tract which he said would pay six and included fringe performance bo- nuses and a job in the front of- fice when his playing days are OFFER TEMPTING was real close to taking that Delvecchio said of his negotiations with Houston General Manager Jim Smith. real nice people in Delvecchio has played his en- tire professional 22 with the Red Wings. He has been in the NHL longer than any other active player. The Red Wings fattened their offer to Delvecchio after he be- gan negotiating with the Hous- ton club several months ago. He said hpoan his talks with Smith before Houston signed Howe and his sons. Delvecchio said he talked with Howe about the but Howe offered him no specific counsel. think I'm old enough to make my own Del- vecchio said. The relief within the Detroit front office over Delvecchio's decision was more than visible it was audible as well. is a happy day for all of us within the Red Wings or- general manager Ned Harkness said in a pre- pared statement. Team coach Ted Garvin was more explicit. I get Into the locker Garvin don't care who's getting paid ooo. the group at 83 were Carolyn Jane the 1973 Ontario cham- pion from Susan Wick- Dale Liz Hoff- Carole and Gayle Borthwick of Ont. ALBERTA TEAM LEADS The Intel-provincial team which along with the in- ternational team competition is held during the first 36 holes of the had Alberta holding a slim one-stroke lead on defending champion Ontario. The trio of Cole and McMillan had a gross score of 244 to the 245 combined by Kirkpatrick and Borthw- ick. Vancouver golfers Larsen and Dorothy Leighton put British Columbia in third place at 250. Marion Essele's 82 kept Que- bec in contention at 257. The other members of the Quebec trio were Sue Robinson of Lach- ute with an 87 and Francine Larue of 88. The rest of the field in tht team event was well back. Manitoba had New Bruns- wick Nova Scotia Sas- katchewan Prince Edward Island 287 and Newfoundland 296. In the international team event Canada had a five-stroke 243 to paced by Horne and McMillan. Le Redford and Panton counted for the British The low three scores of the four on each team were to count ia the final standings today. LEO SINGER'S CONTINUES BOYS' SUMMER SHIRTS Including striped Flag shirts and number shirts. Clearing 1 PRICE BOYS' WALKING SHORTS Sizes 10 to 18 Clearing At..... 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