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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WerJnilday, Ducimber J, 1970 THI LETHBRIDOI HfRALD 11 Ratty to cdpe Philadelphia Canucks consolidate position By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Staff Writer Back in late October Bud Poile was pleased with the prog- ress of his expansionist Vancou- ver Canuclts in the early Na- tional Hockey League season. After all, here was a club la- belled for the tail end of the a more conservative forecast for his club, said at the time he could see no reason why the Canuclts shouldn't remain fourth, even though 11 of their next 15 games were on the road. "I don't say we are better Poile, whose years in hockey's than Detroit or Toronto, but we front office should have dictated I are certainly as good as Buffalo NHL's Bast Division entrenched in fourth place ahead of three clubs, including two members of the establishment-Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, with three wins, five losses and two ties. Rainbow goes Friday Ron Northcott of C a 1 g a r y stands as Uie favorite of the 15th annual Rainbow Bonspiel which gets under way Friday afternoon at the Leflibridge Curling Club. Northcott, five times Alberta curling champion and four times Canadian king, leads a field of 32 rinks from various parts of Alberta, British Colum- bia and Saskatchewan. Action gets under way Friday at four with the second draw slated for seven. All 32 rinks will see action opening day of Christmas may not be jolly SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Christmas is a day away for Billy Backus, but it could be anything but jolly beca-jse it happen in the prize ring. "It's like Christmas coming to a little Backus says of his chance to fight for the welterweight championship of the world. The chance will come Thursday night when he gets into the ring against Jose Na- poles, a deadly puncher who has as many knockouts to his credit as Backus has fights. Backus didn't always com- pare boxing with Christmas, In 1965, after he was beaten by Rudy Richardson for his third straight loss and seventh against as many victories and a draw, he quit fighting. HAS FIGHT FAMILY Then, one day in 1967, Backus, who hails from nearby Canastota, stopped by gym run by an uncle, Joey Basilio. Another uncle, Car- men Basilio, is the former welterweight and middle- weight champion of the world anl will be in Billy's corner Thursday night. That stop and talk with Uncle Joey got Backus away from his job as a construction worker, back into training and eventually back into the ring. Since his return to fighting, Backus has posted a 21-3-1 record, split four fights with tojM-anked Percy Pugh and is ranked as the second leading welterweight contender by the World Boxing Association and Ring magazine. Boys' and Girls' SKATE EXCHANGE '9 SHARPENED SHINED NEW LACES SANITIZED PAIR APPROX, PROFESSIONAL SKATE SHARPENING PER PAIR 500 COOPER OFFICIAL PUCKS EACH 190 FUll SIZE CCM COMET HOCKEY STICKS FREE ROLL OF TAPE WITH EACH STICK HELMETS EACH Check us for tho best team prices in Southern Alberta, BERT MACS CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-32J1 Open Thuri. Fri. Till 9 p.m. "Servina South for over 30 years." For Napoles, 30, the fight will be the fourth defence of the title he won by knocking out Curtis Cokes in 13 rounds in April 18, 1969. The Cuban- born citizen Mexico counts 42 knockouts among his 56 victories and has lost only four times. A crowd of about is ex- pected in the Onon- daga War Memorial for the scheduled 15-rounder. No hockey fanatics in Los Angeles TORONTO (CP) Hockey is slowly catching on in the Los Angeles area but not through any effort of expatriate Canadi- ans, Larry Began, coach and general manager of Los Angeles Kings, said Tuesday as his club worked out at Maple Leaf Gar- dens. The Kings, sixth in the Na- tional Hockey League's West Di- vision, meet Toronto Maple Leafs, skth in the East, tonight. "It's catching on, it's coming, there's no doubt about said Regan when asked if hockey was gaining in popularity. "Our attendance is up about a game. But you can't sell it to Canadians." He said about Canadi- ans live in the Los Angeles area "but they are our worst crit- ics." "They say they saw Montreal Canadiens and the Maple Leafs when they had real good teams and they won't settle for any- thing less." Regan expressed concern for hockey players attempting to adjust to the way of life in what he termed an artificial atmos- phere. "Hell, it's tough on me. When I wake up in the morning I have to talk to myself for a white just to get going. "There's no hockey talk or news to stimulate the players. If you don't watch out, you can lose condition fast. We practised twice a day last week just as a precaution." the three day double-knockout affair. Prize money is up for grabs in two events. Slim Otterson, 1969 champion, is not back to. defend his hon- ors so the race for top money is wide open with the inside track to the always tough Northcott and his Cowtown four- some. Expected to give Northcott a run for the laurels will be an- other Calgary rink skipped by Brace Stewart and his .push broom quartet. Lloyd Wooley, yet another Calgarian, has won the consolation honors at the Rainbow in years gone by and could be tough in the battle for the first money. Terry Lyon will bring a rink from Pincher Creek as will Reg Saunders of Taber. Stan Mont- gomery of Moose Jaw will be back for another whirl at the Rainbow honors. Norm Dalsto of Bassano, a member of three Alherta cham- pionship rinks hi the 1950's, has drawn Northcott in the opening round. A familiar face in Leth- bridge curling circles over the past few years has been Geoff Cooke. The former manager of the Curling Club and drawmas- ter for numerous Rainbows will take in the action as skip of a Kamloops foursome where he now makes his home. Larry Frandsen of Medicine Hat and Don Pottinger of Cal- gary are no newcomers to Rain- bow competition and could be right there when the money is handed out. Action, following Friday's first draws, will continue all day Sat- urday with finals set for Sun- day. RAINBOW DRAW P.M. Lyle Davis, Lothbridge vs. Les Row- land, Calgary; Rod Carmlchael, Fer- nie vs. Lou Sciinieder, Calgary; Lloyd Kanewischer, Lethbridge vs. Terry Lyon, Pincher Creek; Reg Saunders, Taber vs. Lawrenco Lennon, L e t h bridge; Gil Schmaltz, Calgary vs. Har vey Bourassa, Fort Macleod; Jack Gor riei Lethbridge vs. Rick Dunsmore Calgary; Bruce Stewart, Calgary vs Wayne Peterson, Lethbridge; Bill Hay som, Medicine Hat vs. Ray Tull, Cal gary. 7 P.M. Ron Northcott, Catgary vs. Norm Dalsto, Bassano; Wayne McLennanf Lethbridge vs. Don Pottinger, Calgary; Stan Montgomery, Moose Jaw vs. Bill Clark, Calgary; Quado Heller, Golden Prairie vs. Enso Baceda, Lethbridge; Ken George, Pincher Creek vs. Rey Forsythe, Calgary; Don Garrett, Cal- gary vs. Pat shlmbashl, Taber; Larry Fransden, Medicina Hat vs. Lloyd Wooley, Calgary; Gsoff Cooke, Kam- loops vs. Fred Kallcum, Letnbrldge. Browns'coach will retire CLEVELAND (AP) Elan- ton Collier, coach of Cleveland Browns of the National Football League, said Tuesday he is re- tiring voluntarily at the end of this season to "go out under my own power." Collier, 65, head coach of the Browns since the ouster of Paul Brown after the 1962 season, said his decision had nothing to do with the team's 5-6 record this season. He said he told club owner Art Modell of his decision be- fore the start of the season and told team members after Sun- day's loss to Pittsburgh Steelers. he noted, including lie other 1970 expansionist club in his division assessment. That 15-game span ended by Tuesday night and there was Vancouver still in fourth place after a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Philadelphia Flyers. The win, on the strength of hird-period goals by Wayne ki, with his second of the ;ame and llth of the year, and iay Cullen, padded Vancou- ver's lead over fifth-place De- roit to four points and moved hem to within two of third- place Montreal Canadiens. The loss left the Flyers in fourth place in the West Divi- sion with 22 points, one behind Minnesota North Stars. Tonight Toronto entertains [jos Angeles Kings, Montreal visits the Penguins at Pitts- burgh, St. Louis Blues are at York Rangers, Boston Bruins visit Chicago Black Hawks and California takes on the North Stars at Bloomingtai, Minn. In the 15-game stretch, the Canucks won sis, lost eight and tied one to continue their sur- prise bid for a playoff spot in, Vancouver's return to big-time hockey and another shot at the Stanley Cup, the trophy they won last with Vancouver Mil- lionaires in 1915. The Canucks opened up a 1-0 first period lead but trailed when Jim Johnson scored twice early in the middle period and the Flyers dominated play for most of the game. Except for the outstanding ac- robatics of Vancouver goal- tender George Gardner, the out- come might have been other- wise as the 29-year-old native of Lachine, Que., kicked out 44 shots to stop the The Kings, who last week shuffled veterans Eddie (The Entertainer) Shack and Dick Duff off to Punch Imlach at Buffalo, completed that trade Tuesday by taking defericeman Mike McMahon in return. The North Stars, meanwhile, sent left winger Bob Barlow to their Phoenix farm dub in the Western League. Barlow is sub- ject to immediate recall. VANCOUVER 5 PHILADELPHIA 4 First Period 1. Vancouver, Kur- tenbach 9 (Hall, Makil Penal- ties Ph Bench served by Dornhoeter Taylor Second Period I. Philadelphia, Johnson 5 (Bernler, Lefuk) 3. Philadelphia, Johnson 6 (Lefuk, Hale} 4. Vancouver, MakI 10 (Reaume, Kurtenbach) Penalties Web- ster, Corrigan Corrigan, Lacrolx 6-M, Ashbea Clarke misconduct 18; 20. Third Period 5. Vancouver, Doaks (Boudrlas) 4. Philadelphia, Mor- rison 1 (Peters, Ashbeei 7. Phil- adelphia, Bernier 9 (L. Hillman, John- son) 8. Vancouver, Makl 11 (Kur. tenbach. Hall) 9. Vancouver, Cul- len 6 (Doaks, Corrigan) Penal- ties None. Shots on goal by 15 15 Vancouver 9 9 FOR ANY CAR ON OUR LOT! OP36A 1967 CH6VR61IT BISCAYNI SIDAN Six cylinder motor, automatic transmission, We'll Deal For CO 4 QR I J OP254A Sa 1968 PONTIAC PARISIENNE SEDAN Radio, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes. We'll Deal For 1P5A 1969 FORD GALAXIE 2-DOOR HARDTOP Eight cylinder, radio, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes. We'll Deal For OP62C 1966 OLDSMOBILE 4-DOOR HARDTOP Motor reconditioned. New paint, new tires. C "I We'll Deal For ''OU TRADES ACCEPTED CONVENIENT GMAC TERMS lOU ALWAYS GET A BETTER BUY AT BENY OK I CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE Car Lot 327-3148 SPRAWLING SAVE Vancouver Canucks' goaltender George Gardner, sprawls in front of the net as Philadel- phia Flyers and Canucks pile up to wrestle over puck in National Hockey League action Tuesday. Canucks defeated the Flyert 5-4. i Considers returning MONTREAL (CP) Ralph Backstrom, long-time centre with Montreal Canadiens, is considering returning to the Na- tional Hockey League. Baekstrom, 33, retired Oct. 10 after 12 seasons with the Cana- diens, "I think I'd like to get back into Backstroni said Tuesday. He said he had no knowledge of any immediate moves by Montreal to trade him to an- other club. General manager Sam Pollock of the Canadiens said in Halifax last week that several other NHL clubs had ex- pressed interest in obtaining the Kirkland Lake, Ont, native. "I talked to Sam a week or 10 days ago and he suggested I get into Backstrom said. "But I haven't talked to him since because he has been away." Local star Jias hooped 79 points Tollestrup leads in percentage Tim Tollestrup of the Univer- sity of Lethbridge Chinooks is only nine points out of first place in the Western Canada Intercollegiate Athletic Asso- ciation Basketball League and he has a game in hand. In three outings with the Chi- nooks Tollestrup, the former Raymond Comet standout, has scored 79 points, an average of 28.3. He trails defending scor- ing champion Ron Thorsen of the University of British Co- lumbia Thunderbirds hi points but has a better average. Thor- sen, in four games, has accu- mulated 88 points for an aver- age of 22 petals per game. Statistics released Tuesday show Thorsen has made 34 field goals and Is 20 for 33 from the foul line. Tollestrup, on the other hand, has 30 field goals and is 19 for 2G at the foul line. Danny Quance of the Univer- sity of Calgary Dinosaurs is third in the individual scoring race with 60 points, an average of 20 points a game in his three outings. In the league standings the defend ing champion Thunder- birds are unbeaten in four games while the University of Alberta Golden Bears have registered three straight victo- ries for second place. Univer- sity of Manitoba Bisons are third with a 3-1 record. Chtoooks, who are 1-2, are at the coast this weekend for games with the Thunderbirds, Friday and Saturday against Victoria. University of Lethbridge Chi- nooks, female variety, have chalked up four straight wins in conference play. Meanwhile the University of British Columbia Thunderet- tes trounced University of Sas- Hoop tourney ready to go Eight teams, representing three provinces and one state, will square off Friday and Sat- urday at the Lethbridge Collegi- ate institute in an invitational high school basketb all tourna- ment. The fourth annual tourney is set to get under way Friday afternoon at four with Krem- lin, Montana meeting Campion College of Regina. Three more games will follow Friday eve- ning with a full slate of seven games ready to go Saturday. Magrath Zeniths will meet Edmonton Ross Shepard in the second game at with Ray- mond Comets taking on Trail B.C. Hawks at The host LCI Rams will close out pro- ceedings with an nine o'clock encounter against Calgary. Seniors triumph NATAL, B.C. (HNS) Play- ing in exhibition basketball at the Sparwood auditorium over the past weekend, Sparwood Seniors kept their undefeated record intact and registered their third straight victory as they rolled to a convincing 110- 49 win over the less experienced Sparwood High School Spartans in a high scoring game. CLEARANCE SALE ON PREMIUM BELTED DUNLOP BLIZZARD BREAKER TIRES NOW CLEARING AT WHOLESALE PRICES WHILE STOCK LASTS Example! er TV. 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If Cuozzo is still out by Satur- day, Bob Lee win start his first NFL game and rookie quarter- back BiH Capplemen will be called up from the tari squad. Grant said Lee played well against the Jets Sunday, and would probably perform even better in another appearance. In analyzing Sunday's loss in the Jets, Grant said it w a s merely an off day for Vik- ings. B.C. outplayed throughout, leading 42 halftime. Cathy Williams led the win- ning team with 18 points, with team-mate Linda Williard add- ing 14. Regina's top scorers w e r Ruby Werhun with 13 points and Jan Sundmark with 10. University of Saskatchewan Huskiettes trounced University of Victoria Vikettes 67-34. Vikettes fell 53 29 to Couget- tes Monday night. STANDINGS VI B.C. Regtaa 21 at Alberto Manitoba sask, Saskatoon Victoria Winnipeg..... Lethbrldso 1 Brandon 1 Sask, Regtna f Calgary SCORINS LEADERS 6 Pet 1.000 LOGO .750 .667 .500 .500 .333 .350 .000 .000 SBL _ P Ft Ptl Avj T. TollMtrup, L 3 30 19-24 79 58. 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