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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 _ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuestloy, December 1, 1970 Friday It's nothing new for a league lo have a darkhurse. One that on paper doesn't look as good as some oilier team but have a hidden quality that shows up when the chips are down. The Southern Alberta High School Basketball League, like inanv other leagues, has a dark-horse. Magrath Zeniths fill the biii as far as uavKiiurses arc finished strongly last year and showed more improvement in the second half of the season Hum any other club. This year they are already being heard from. Action got under way last Friday and the Zeniths emerged with a victory. The Zeniths tangled with the LCI Rams dale lire Zeniths have lost only once, 57-47. This was in the final game of their pre-sca-son tournament and they lost it to their arch-rivals, the Hay-moud Comets. This Friday evening Ray Stevenson and his Zeniths will be one of eight teams vying for lop honors in the annual Leth- Coaclies pleased with play Ity killers scoring MONTREAL (CP Nor- mally National Hockey League coaches arc happy if their pen- alty-killers keep opposing pow- er-play scoring to a minimum. But' last week some of the coaches received a penalty-killers scored nine times in the 24 games played. So far this season in 15-1 games, there have been 29 short-handed goals, compared goals, six short of the record 14 with 20 last season in the same scored by Chicago Black Hawks number of games. Little Dave Keon of Toronto Maple. Leafs scored three goals last week with his team short- handed to bring his total to four for the season and (be league lead. Boston Bruins are team lead- ers with eight short-handed i-aws Ron Northcott More sport on page 8 The annual Kainbow Bonspiel for grabs in two events over set for LeUibridge JJj double knock- Heading the list made in the format of ths pop- ular event. Thirty-two rinks will com- pete in the three-day affair set to get under way Friday after- noon at four. Prizes will be up the bonspiel is Ron Northcott of Calgary a former world cham- pion, Bruce Stewart and Lloyd Wooley, both of the Cowtown, Larry Fransden of Medicine Hal and Stan Montgomery of Moose Jaw. Lyle Davis and his mates of the host club, runner-ups last year in the main event, Law- rence Lennon and Enso Bace- da will carry the Lethbridge honors. The entry list is full for Fri- day's opening draws. The sec- ond draw hits the ice at seven o'clock. Tin's year the bonspiel is to- ally club-sponsored. in 19G4-G5. Only Montreal who lead in powsr-play goals w i t h Philadelphia Flyers have failed lo score a goal while their own team has been short-handed. In addition to their increased goal scoring, the league penal- ty-killers have been taking some of the punch out of the power- play formations. During the 1.143 times there have teen advantages, there were 187 goals scored, which works out to 16.3 per cent. Last season in the first 154 games, there were 222 power-play goals during the 1.2S8 advantages, a percentage of 17.2. Meanwhile, in the individual scoring race Phil Esposito of Boston co'ltinues his pace of more Ulan one point a game. Esposito picked up one goal and four assists in the Bruins last four games lo boost his league-leading totals to 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points in 22 games. The Boston centre leads team-mate Bobby Orr by seven points. One week ago defence- man OIT trailed Esposito by 10 points. Orr's 32 points are made up on nine goals and 23 assists. Tied for third place this week are right winger Ken Hodge of Boston and Bobby Hull of Chi- cago, each with 29 points, one more than Alex Delvecchio, the veteran Detroit Red Wings' centre. bridge Collegiate Invitational basketball tournament. Raymond Comets are once again pre lournament favor- ites haying won it all three years it has been in existence but the Zeniths are tough tour- nament competitors. Coach Stevenson has the lar- gest number of returnees of any club in the S.A.H.S.B.L. as six are back from last year's squad. This is in the Zenith favor as the season progresses. Zeniths have drawn Ross Slrepard in the first round of the tournament. 'The Edmonton club is tall with an average height of feet overall. Ma- grath, is by no means a short club. Led by captain Donald Ham- ilton at G'3" the Zeniths are close to a six-foot average themselves. Of their starling five only Rusty Rollingson is under the six-foot mark. Rounding out the Magrath starters are Craig Leish m a n and Shayne Gurney both 6' and 61" Stephen Lcishman. If the need be Stevenson can go to a bench that includes re- lurnee Bruce Hirie. Rick Pono- mar. Jim. Newton or Franklin Scout. Zeniths were second to the Comets in Magrath. They rcay be just liie club lo unseat the Comets at the Collegiate this time around. This year's LCI event gets under way Friday afternoon at four o'clock with Kremlin, Mont, meeting Campion of Re- gina in the lid lifter. Magrath and Edmonton take to the floor at with defending cham- pion Raymond taking on Trail Hawks at The last game of the day goes at nine o'clock featuring Ihe host LCI Rams and Calgary. Saturday will see seven games played beginning at in the morning. The consolation final of the two day event is set for Satur- day night at followed by the championship encounter at nine. This week only there will be no action hi the High School League as three league teams are in the LCI event. Catholic Central Cougars, Cardston Cou- gars and Medicine Hat Mo- hawks will have this week off. CARRY ZENITH HOPES-The Magralh Zeniths will coont heavily on the performance of these five players in league and lournament action this basketball season. Zeniths will play in the LCI invitational tournament this Bonuvena started predictions weekend. With coach Ray Stevenson are front row, left to right, Shayne Gurney, Stephen Leishman and Rusty Rollingson. Back row, left to right ,Craig teishman, Stev- enson, and Donald Hamilton. iihhamad All says knockout NEW YORK (AP) It was Muhammad Ali's first New York ring appearance in more lhan 31z it was just like tile last time. He ranted, he clowned and he predicted a victory in rhyme. In March, 1967, he retained his world heavyweight cham- pionship by stopping Zora Fol- ley at the old Madison Square Garden. Monday he was back in the new Madison Square Garden, dazzling several hundred fol- lowers in a 70-minule workout for his 15-round bout Dec. 7 You're milesahead at System specialists do ths work promptly pet STORES ALL 1970 TIRES MUST GO PRICES SLASHED to the bone on all winter tires, retreads and many regular tires. We'ra moving out all discontinued lines and appearance blemished tires as at lantastic savings. These tires must be cleared out. We're ready to deal NOW! Guaranteed fafyOOQ mites PHONE 327-8548 Open Daily a.m. to p.m. Open a Firestone Budget Account or use your... a g a i n s 1 Argentina's Oscar Bonavcna. It is only Ali's second fight since being deposed as cham- pion for refusing military in- a victory would set up a bout with his succes- sor, champion Joe Frazier. And Ah', also known as Cas- sius Clay, has no doubt he'll be the first man to knock out Bonavena. "It's been a long time since I put my p r e d i c t i o n s in rhythm and rhyme. OTHER GUY STARTED "But it was Bonavena who started it aU by getting out of line the 24-line poem "Before round nine is out, "The referee will jump and shout, Th-th-lh-thal's all, foils, "Tills turkey is "I couldn't keep he told the crowd later from the centre of the ring, referring to Bonavena's prediction that he would slop Ali in 11 rounds. "That's my bag. I'm the one who predicts and calls it right. If there's anything I don't Ali grinned, "it's a fighter who talks too much." GIVES ISIS PROGRAM He then gave a round-by- round prediction on the bat- tle: "I will use the first three rounds feeling him out. Then in the fourth and fifth I'll stick and move. In the sixth and seventh I'll talk to him and bounce him around a bit. In the eighth I'll tell him he has one more round. I'm gonna taunt him, talk to him whup Ali carried on a conversa- tion with his delighted follow- ers during his span-ing ses- sions, then stunned them by slumping lo Ihe canvas as he Canada gains first victory BARRANQU1LLA, Colombia (CP) Canada defeated Hol- land 4-0 Monday, picking up its first victory after eight losses in the world amateur baseball tournament. The pitching of Los Lisowski of Winnipeg and some timely early hitting provided the win. Lisowski fired a two-hitter, striking out 16, and allowed only five base-runners. The left-han- der, who attends Arizona Uni- versity, retired the last 17 bat- ters. Holland did not get a run- ner past second. Lisowski struck out the side in the first and fifth innings and now has struck out 36 batters in the 22 innings lie has pitched in three games. Canada scored one run in the first inning and three in the tliird nnd played errorless hall for the first time in the tourna- ment. Dave McKay of Vancouver singled, Yves Blanchard of Montreal singled and McKay scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. In the third. Tom MncKenzie of Kitchener, Ont.( doubled nnd Harvey of Victoria sin- gled, scoring M a c K a n z i o. traded punches with Los An- geles heavyweight Bunky At- kins. The gasps turned to cheers, though, as they realized Ali was putting them on. "There are people who want to see me knocked he explained. "I did it just so they'd know how it looked. It'll never happen in real life." ELRICH TIRE loston New York Montreal Vancouver Detroit Suffalo Chicago SI. Louis nesota Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles California Calgary Le 111 bridge Rsd Deer Edm. Leafs Pono'KS Edm. Movers Providence Springfield Quebec Mon'reai Baltimore Cleveland ihey Rochester Esposito, Bos Orr, Bos Hodge, Bos a. Hull, chi Delvecchio, Def McK( .ampbell, Chi Loudrias, Van Keon, Toi Kurlenbai W. 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