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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Andreachuk and George sparkle for locals Monday, December 6, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HER AID - 7 Sugar Kings sweep weekend junior set "Now they're showing their true colors." The Lethbridge Sugar Kings were flying high as they picked up two Alberta Junior Hockey League victories at the Adams Ice Centre over the weekend. Saturday night the Sugar Kings blasted the Drumheller Falcons 5-1 and then came back Sunday to subdue the defending champion Red Deer Rustlers 5-2. In Sunday night's encounter both clubs came out like blockbusters to entertain a packed crowd at Adams with some of the finest hockey played there this season. Randy Andreachuk opened the scoring for the Sugar Kings at the 19:56 mark of the first period when he finished off a perfect three - way- passing play from Ken Dodd and Dave George. Dodd made it 2-0 for the Kings at the 5:23 mark of the second period but Greg Scott retaliated for the Rustlers 31 seconds later. Andrechuk came back scoring bis second goal of the evening on a power play effort less than two minutes l'ater. Trailing 3-1 going into the final 20 minutes of play, Dale Lewis cut the Rustlers' deficit by one, tallying at the 3:25 mark. Dave George, who turned up with a solid performance in his first weekend series with the Sugar Kings this season, put the Kings two up once again at 7:48. George returned to the Kings after a brief stint with the Calgary Centennials and the Vie toria Cougars in the Western Canada Junior Hockey League. Terry Tarnow wound up the scoring at the 11:46 mark. During the three periods of Henderson tops senior final Stewart, Rainbow are old friends By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer Victory in the annual Rainbow Bonspiel is getting to be a habit for Bruce Stewart and bis mates from Calgary. As one patron at the Leth-bridge Curling Club put it "there he goes again with his pockets bulging." For Stewart and his push broom rink it marked the second straight year he has carted home the top prize from the Rainbow event. Meanwhile, in the Half Cen- tury event held in conjunction with tlie Rainbow Tom Henderson of the host club and his foursome emerged with the spoils in the A sectiqn of that event. Some 32 rinks took part in the three day Rainbow competi- RAINBOW CHAMPIONS - Bruce Stewart of Calgary, left, and his mates won the A section of the annual Rainbow Bonspiel over the weekend. With Stewart, left to right are third Mel Little, second Bob Marshall and lead John Mayer. 'B' SECTION WINNERS - Terry Lyon of Pincher Creek, left won the B honors In the Rainbow Bonspiel with help from, left to right, Jim Burns third, Arnold Toews second and Mai Holtman at lead. tion and another 12 in the senior bonspiel. Stewart climaxed a five-victory visit to Lethbridge with a narrow 10-8 win over Gil Schmaltz, also of Calgary. The victory was worth $500 to Stewart's quartet. The climb to the title started Friday with a win over Steve Gillies of Lethbridge in the first round. The talented Calgary skip added wins against Don Pottin-ger and Ray Tull, both of Calgary and finished off his weekend's work by stopping Al Ter-riff of Calgary in the semi-final setting the stage for his match with Schmaltz. Joining Stewart on his winning rink were third Mel Little, second Bob Marshall and lead John Mayer. In earning a berth In the final Schmaltz picked up victories over Cliff Forry of Lethbridge in the semi-final as well as wins against Larry Fransden of Medicine Hat, Terry Lyon of Pincher Creek and Wayne McLennan of Coaldale. For Henderson and his rink of Neal Dumka, Art Beaton and Al Packard the win was worth $400. Henderson sidelined a stubborn Bill Townsend of Lethbridge 9-6 in the final. On bis way to the final Heft derson upended Harry Hudson and Garth Pilling of Lethbridge and Frank Sloan of Cardston. Townsend won his other games against Cam McKay of Milk River and Stu Beagle of Blackie In the B final of the Rainbow Terry Lyon and his mates bested Dale Grr.ves of Champion in the final. Groves is a former Rainbow champion. Lyon defeated Fred Kalicum of Lethbridge in the semi-final while Groves ousted Ray For-sythe of Calgary. Lyon earned $300. A purse of $200 went to Bill Allen of Olds as he won the B section of the senior bonspiel downing Stu Beagle in the final. Allen won out over Gordon Hacking of Taber in the semifinal while Beagle got past Sloan. SENIOR CHAMPS - Tom Henderson, left, and his Lethbridge rink won the Half Century honors over the weekend at the Lethbridge Curling Club. With Henderson are, left to right, third Neal Dumka, second Art Beaton and lead Al Packard. Warriors dump Vauxhall 7-3 The Lethbridge Warriors tra veiled to Vauxhall and sunk the host Hornets 7-3 in Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League action Saturday night. John Boyle and John Milroy each potted in two goals apiece to pace the Warriors while Lou Lavorato, Doug Pinney and Bob Brown scored singles. Frank Willis, John Haws and Rick Olsen replied for the Hornets. 247 yards for Willie Ellison Ram back sets rushing record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles Rams running back Willie Ellison started things off in grand style against New Orleans Saints Sunday. The five-year veteran raced 80 yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter and then rushed 247 yards in 26 carries for a National Football League record. "It took a lot of extra effort and stamina. It's the happiest day of my life," the 200-pound Ellison said after the Rams upended New Orleans 45-28. Ellison's performance stole attention from a 105-yard kick-off return by Travis Williaims and three touchdown tosses by Roman Gabriel. ore sport on page 8 He broke the standard of 243 yards set by Cookie Gilchrist of Buffalo against the New York Jets on Dec. 8, 1963 in the American Football League and the mark of 237 yards established twice by former Cleveland standout Jim Brown. "Just about everybody told me at halftime that I would get the record," he said. "The line did a tremendous job of blocking and Gabriel did a great job of selecting plays against the New Orleans defence." In other-contests Sunday, San Diego Chargers upset Minnesota Vikings 30-14, New England Patriots stunned Miami Dolphins 34-13, Philadelphia Eagles edged Detroit Lions 23-20, Cleveland Browns nipped Cincinnati Bengals 31-27, Atlanta Falcons defeated Oakland Raiders 24-13, Houston Oilers swamped Pittsburgh Steelera 29-3, Washington Redskins crushed New York Giants 23-7, Denver Broncos downed Chicago Bears 6-3, Green Bay Packers and St. Louis CardiaalM battled to  ifr 16 tie and Baltimore Colts blanked Buffalo Bilk 24-0. In Saturday's game, Dallas Cowboys swarmed over New York Jets 52-10. San Francisco 49ers entertain Kansas City Chiefs in tonight's televised game. The Dolphins' setback spoiled their bid to clinch the American Conference's East Division title and moved them into a showdown with the Colts. Minnesota's unexpected loss stopped them from sewing up the National Conference's Central Division crown. Quarterback John Hadl led his team 63 yards in seven plays to set up the go-ahead touchdown as the Chargers barreled from behind to reel off 20 points In the final quarter. With the Steelers* upset over the Lions, Minnesota could have secured Central Division laurels by winning. Several Miami miscues and precision passing by rookie Jim Plunkett snapped the Dolphins eigMrgamfl victory streak , Mercury Morris took the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to give Miami an early lead, but Plunkett then rifled eight straight passes to set up a touchdown. Plunkett, who celebrated his 24th birthday Sunday, completed 16 of 23 'passes for 223 yards. Leroy Kelly plunged four yards with 1:48 remaining as the Browns garnered the AFC's Central Division title, which they will retain even if they lose their final two games. Norm Bulaich's one-yard lunge capping a 78-yard march broke a scoreless tie in the third period and veteran Johnny Uni-tas then fired a five-yarder to Ray Perkins for his first scoring pass of the season. The Falcons intercepted Dar-yle Lamonica twice and recovered three fumbles in handing the Raiders their second straight loss. Atlanta also suffered five turnovers but sealed the win after Oakland couldn't score after grabbing a fumble on the Atlanta four. i play, Warner Crawford was called on to make 35 stops in the Kings' net while Graham Parsons handled 30 for the Rustlers. In the penalty department, the Kings were charged with six of the nine minor penalties called and also picked up one of the two majors. Randy Andrea c h u k, who starred with two goals and three assists, and Dale Lewis were tabbed with five minutes each after a brief altercation at the 19:27 mark of the final period. Coach Thompson of the Rustlers was also nailed with a game misconduct at the conclusion of the game. Three Sugar Kings earned the El Rancho Motor Hotel star player trophies selected by Al Hammer, sports director of CKRD-Radio-TV of Red Deer. Andreachuk was named the first star while Crawford and George were second and third stars respectively. Although the Kings came out on top over the weekend, they also suffered a loss due to an injury. Mars hall Chalmers, the lanky rearguard went crashing into the boards near the end of the final period Sunday night and is reported to have a broken collarbone. Sunday Blaine McLeod scored in overtime to give Calgary Canucks a 6-5 victory over Edmon ton Movers. The goal was McLeod's third of the game. He scored Canucks' fourth and fifth markers, both in the third period, as the Calgary squad recovered from a 5-2 third-period deficit. Saturday night Dave George made his return to the Sugar Kings a big one as he notched a trio of markers to pace tbern to their 5-1 win over Drumheller Falcons. George McCrea and Mike Clarke completed the scoring for the ICings while Bob Simituk replied for Drumheller late in the final period. In Drumheller four goals in the second period sparked Drumheller Falcons to a 6-4 victory over Edmonton Maple Leafs Sunday. Barry House was outstanding in nets for Calgary Cougars Saturday night and the offence was powerful enough to gain a 4-1 victory over Edmonton Maple Leafs. LETHBRIDGE 5 DRUMHELLER 1 First period-l. Lethbridge, George (Clarke, Andreachuk) 0:30; 2. Lethbridge, George, 5:50. Penalties-Marshall, Chalmers, Shlnske (minor, mil-conduct). Second period - 3. Lethbridge, George (Andreachuk, McCrea) V:00; 4. Lethbridge, McCre* (Clarke) 9-.4S. Penalties - Bechtold, Bechtold, Marshall, severyn (minor, misconduct, game misconduct), Wilson, Chalmers. Third period - 5. Drumheller, Simituk (Dirk) H-.IJi 6. Lethbridge, Clarke I�:3iS. Penalties - Marshall, Lyseng, Lyseng, Wilson, Dirk (major), George (major), Cox (game misconduct), Lalonde (game misconduct). SUGAR KINGS $ RED DEER 2 First period - 1. Lethbridge, Andreachuk (Dodd, George) 19:54. No penalties. Second Period-J. Lethbridge, Dodd (Andreachuk) 5:23; 3. Red Deer, Scott (Wittchen) 5:54; 4. Lethbridge, Andreachuk (George, McCrea) 7:04. Penalties - Scott, Chalmers, Chalmers, Wilson, Clarke. Third period - J. Red Deer, Lewis (Walles) 3:25; 6. Lethbridge, George (Clarke, Andreachuk) 7:48; 7. Lethbridge, Tarnow (Andreachuk, George) \1:46. Penalties - McCrea, Llndskog (minor, misconduct), Lewis (minor, maior), Andreachuk (minor, major), Thompson (game misconduct). 1 TOP TRIPLE TOURNEY - Leroy Conine, left, Jeanette Smeed and Jack Smeed combined their talents to win the handicap triples event at Capri Bowl Sunday, Leads way to victory Jeanette Smeed shines Jeanette Smeed's talents as a five pin bowler have never been questioned and Sunday afternoon she displayed why. Combined with her husband Jack and Leroy Conine, Jeanette paced the trio to the handicap triples title at Capri Bowl. Some 93 bowlers, 31 teams, took part in the one-day event. According to tournament organizer Al Pearson it was a complete success and in all likelihood will be an annual affair. Jeanette led the way in Sunday's action which earned $80 for the winners. She started with a 267, hit for a 239, followed with a 317 and then battered the pins for a 401 game. "Jeanette's big 401 game was the difference," said Jack. And indeed it was. In second place just behind the winners were. Mike Tobo, Sam Girardi and Baden Pilling. If Jeanette had had an average game it might have been a different story as the margin of victory was a narrow 23 pins. The winners finished with a 3,013 total as compared to 2,-990 for the runners-up. Jeanette's pinfall was 1,224 for four game an average of 306. Jack had games of 212, 233, 317 and 236 while Conine had a four-game total of 783. Third and fourth place were shared in Sunday's play. The teams of Eldon Westling, Sandra Westling and Helen Weets along with John Kovacs, Otto Pankotay and Bob Omotanl finished in a tie at 2,912. Omatani had the men's high single with a 395. Second place was worth $40 while the third and fourth place clubs split $50. WRESTLING TONIGHT! 8:30 P.M. TABER CIVIC CENTRE BIG BOB 1UECK vs KURT VON HESS CAMPBELL vs BELAFONTE 5 GREAT BOUTS - $2 S1.50 for the better things in life. Travel. A new car. New house. 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