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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta It Is Not Too Late To Register FOR YOUR HAWAIIAN WINTER VACATION Now Enjoy Luxurious 747 Service Register Now With ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 THIRD SECTION The Lethbridge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, August LithbridftOffici Furniture Ltd. Lower Level 7th St. Shopping Mall LethbrWfle, Phone (403) 320-7411 FILING CABINETS Pages 23 34 Lethbridge club signs one of the top juniors in country Bryan Trottier will wear Bronco uniform this year Hi; I> Afl I fir A IkT By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor The National Hockey League will have to wait one more year to see Bryan Trottier. With that being the case, what is the NHL's loss is Lethbridge Broncos and the Western Canada Hockey League's gain. At 18 years of age and 5' 11" Trottier figures to be one of the top juniors in Canada. To say the Bronco organization is pleased he will wear Lethbridge colors is an understatement. "We're said Bronco coach Earl Ingarfield and his sentiments were doubled by club president Bill Burton at a press conference hosted by Bill Styner of Labatt's Brewery Tuesday evening. Ingarfield went on to say that Trottier is an exceptional young player. Indicated, he added, by the fact New York Islanders of the NHL drafted him second while he was 17 years of age. A second announcement at Tuesday's gathering was that CHEC Radio will broadcast, with exclusive rights, the Bronco road games and possibly a few home games, depending of course on their importance. But the big news was Trottier. Accompanied by his father Buzz and mother Mary, Trottier caused the Broncos, as well as A! Arbour, coach of the New York Islanders, a few anxious moments. "We had tried to reach him since the said Ingarfield. Not knowing that the Trottier's had left Saturday to visit relatives in the U.S. on their way here. The planned meeting of the Broncos and Arbour with Trottier was set for four o'clock Tuesday. "When he didn't arrive at four we were stated Ingarfield. However, at the Trottier's arrived and what can only be described as a mutual admiration society began. Said Trottier Tuesday, "we got caught in the 55 mile an hour traffic in the States. We were heading here, have no fear." Trottier for just turning 18 and heading for year three of his junior career, is a very poised young man. He has a great deal of confidence in his ability, but stays completely away from being cocky. "Certainly I was disappointed at not turning he said. His remark was not an attempt to slight anyone. "The islanders braced me for the news I would be playing another year of junior in the Trottier continued. "I just wanted the experience, some advice on my hockey future." Now he knows he will get it. Under Ingarfield, and in the Bronco organization he has gotten to know so well in two past seasons, Trottier is confident he will be ready for pro next year. "I'm really happy to be playing here in he assured the gathering. "With Earl as coach I will get to know the Islander system. Earl can teach me what I need to know. He watched me play last year on a few occasions so he will know in what phases of the game I need improvement." If statistics and past history are any indication, Trottier has very little to learn and not much more growing to do despite his young age. He laughed when he admitted hitting 200 pounds this spring. He's down to 190 now after some riding at home on the family ranch at Val Marie, Sask., pitching a few bales and three weeks of hockey school. In his last year in the WCHL at Swift Current Trottier was the second leading scorer on the club with 41 goals and 72 assists for 113 points. He hopes to improve on that. But mainly he's looking to mature in preparation for the pros. He knows he has to work hard. His philosophy, in his own words is, "work your guts out and things will come easier. You can do things you never thought possible with hard work. Trottier comes from a very close family. Besides his parents, he has two sisters, Carol 20 and Kathy 15 and brothers Monty 13 and Rocky 10. Rocky is the next big goal-scorer in the Trottier family. He just recently scored seven of his team's eight goals in a game at hockey school says Bryan. Bryan, his dad and Kathy form a little musical group. Bryan's dad says, jokingly, that Bryan plays bass but needs a few guitar lessons. Trottier won't have to worry about guitar lessons as long as he has his hockey talents in tune and all indications are that he definitely will. Ed Chynoweth of Saskatoon, WCHL president, summed it up as well as anyone in describing Trottier: "The entire league will benefit from his staying in the WCHL. He is a great asset to the league." So now it is that Bryan Trottier will wear Lethbridge Bronco colors. As Ingarfield said in his introduction of his young star, "gentlemen meet Bryan Trottier of the Lethbridge Broncos." Barb EAGLES LEAGUE BOWLING Commences August 28 to p.m. Any Eagle member or affiliate wishing to bowl contact Gary Ward Phone 328-2079 CBC, Expos seeks agree again crown S Big moment for Broncos, Trottier Bryan Trottier, seated at left, becomes a member of the Leth- bridge Broncos. With Bryan at right is his mother Mary. At back, left to right, are Bronco coach Earl Ingarfield, Bryan's father Buzz and Al Arbour, coach of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. USE OUR STORES CREDIT PLAN OR.. MONTREAL (CP) A new agreement has been reached which will permit the CBC to televise Montreal Expos baseball games through the 1980 season, John McHale, President of the National League club announced Tuesday. The CBC English- and French language networks have carried the Expos telecasts since the club joined the National League in 1969. Outfit the young man for back to school at a real saving! H.I.S. JEANS AND CORDS 1 1 99 Reg. to .......SPECIAL I I T-SHIRTS and SHIRTS CLEARING AT PRICE CHARGEX See our new arrivals in a complete size and color range in SHIRTS HEADQUARTERS FOR LEE and LEVIS JEANS and CORDS by: APPLE BEE CABLE-CAR TORREZ DALES 214-5th Street S. Phone 327-3958 EDMONTON (CP) Using graphite shafts calculated to add distance to most of her shots, Marlene Stewart Streit of Toronto served notice Tuesday she will be tough to beat in the Canadian women's amateur golf championship, which starts today at the Edmonton Country Club. She toured the still-soggy course with Carol Semple. Alice Dye and Deborah Massey of the United States and all four were close to par of 75. Official scores were not turned in on the final day of preparation for the 96 players in the field, which Les Wha- mond, national secretary of the Canadian Ladies' Golf Association, describes as the best in the history of the tournament. Tournament veteran Betty Cole of Edmonton said she be- lieves any of about 10 in the field could win the individual championship Streit has cap- tured 11 times. Mrs. Cole is captain of the Alberta provincial team in a 36-hole competition which begins today, coinciding with the first round of the 72-hole individual test. She won the amateur cham- pionship in 1957 in Montreal and is one of the favorites in this year's tournament. Others include Miss Semple, Miss Massey, Mary Everad of England, Dale Shaw of Vancouver, Barb Home of Lethbridge, Alta. and Amy Alcott and Katie Falk of the U.S. Miss Semple and Miss Mas- sey are members of the U.S. World Cup team, along with Cynthia Hill, who defeated SemplB last weekend in the fi- nal of the U.S. amateur. Miss Hill is not here. Miss Home, Marilyn Palmer of Vancouver and Mrs. Cole are members of the Canadian World Cup team. Miss Home made the team as an alternate after Mrs. Streit served notice she could not play in the competition. 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