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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta (5 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Tuesday, December 8, 1970 JOINS HEAD TABLE Ed LeBaron today was added to the guest list for the annual tDS Father and Son Athletics Awards dinner. LeBaron brings the guest list to five. aron joins Fed they outdid Buffalo Sabres The dinner list for the third annual LDS Father and Son Athletic Awards banquet reach- ed fiv.e today with the an- nouncement that Eddie Le- rftelldvtf QF.C. CANADIAN "MUSKY CANADIAN WHISKY GREAT Baron has been added to the head table. LeBaron, a former Barnwell and Lethbridge native, joins master of ceremonies Ron Wat- mough of Lethbridge, local sportsman Doug Clark, profes- sional rodeo's Malcolm Jones and Ron Brand of the Montreal Expos. This year's dinner is set for Satin-day Jan. 23 at the Lclh- bridge Community College and tickets, currently on sale at Doug's and Thirftway Drugs, have been set at So. One of Alberta's top amateur ooxsrs jn mC s, won five provincial crowns and in 1953 he won the California state title. LeBaron had an extensive amateur career. All told he fought 102 times and won 90 of them before turning profes- sional. In 17 pro bouts he lost only three. Moving to California in 1960, he continued his fight career and trained with such well known fighters as Archie Moore, Jerry Quarry, A r t Aragon and Cisco Andrade. To- day LeBaron is an advisor to Moore's youth group Any Boy Can. LeBaron is truly a success story hi the field of insurance and is head of his own com- pany, International Investors, and is in great demand on tte banquet circle. Clippers dumped by Bellevue 16-2 B e 11 e v u e Buffaloes belted Claresholm Clippers 16-2 in Foothills Hockey League action in Claresholm Sunday. Lloyd Pawluk paced the Buf- faloes with three goals and four assists while Nick Squarek and Roy Dambois added two goals and a like number of assists. Lyle Rolheiser and Frank Keller scored for the Clippers. ncouvsr officials are pleased EXPORT! REGULAR AND KINGS VANCOUVER (CP) "I wouldn't trade him even up, his 20 tor my 20." That was general manager Bud Poile's comment on Van- couver Canucks-Buffalo Sabres expansion draft debate last June. Today, with the upstart Can- ucks dinging stubbornly to fourth place in the stacked East Division of the National Hockey Phil ahead of pace M ONTRE AL C P W h e n centre Phil Esposito of Boston Bruins established the record for most points in a season dur- ing the 1968-69 National Hockey League campaign, lie piled up 49 points in his last 26 games to close the regular-season sched- ule with 49 goals, 77 assists and 126 points. This season he appears to be reversing his procedure and has 49 points in his first 26 a total that puts him 16 points ahead of his early 1968-69 pace. In addition, E s p o s i t o 's league-leading 22 g o a 1 s n o other player yet has reached the 20-goal is two ahead cf the pace set by Bobby Hull of Chicago Black Hawks two sea- sons ago when Hull wound up with a record 58 goals. Last week, Esposito collected seven goals and three assists in four games to increase his lead over runner-up Bobby Orr of the Bruins to 11 points.'llis career total of 532 regular-season points ranks him third among players with 500 or more points in the points-per-game category. Esposito is averaging points a game, a shade less than Hull's 1.098 and behind Stan Mikita of Chicago, who leads with 1.107. Orr. with a goal and five as- sists last week, took the assist lead away from his team-mate. The first defenceman ever to win a scoring title, Orr has 33 points, including 23 assists. HODGE THIRD Ken Hodge, Esposito's right winger, is third in the individual race with 34 points, three more than Hull. Orr has collected at least one point in 15 consecutive games, matching the longest streak in the last two seasons. During his streak, Orr scored seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points. Hull went 15 straight games with at least one point in each game in 1963-69, recording 19 goals and eight assists, while team-mate Mikita went 16 consecutive games a season earlier and counted 13 goals and 18 assists. Esposito recorded two three- goal games last week to bring his season total to three. Simi- lar feats turned in by Dav.e Keon of Toronto Maple Leafs and Pit Martin of Chicago making eight lliree-goal games so far this season. Ernie Wakely and Glenn Hall of St. Louis Blues continue as the top netminding pair with a combined gcals-against average of 2.00. Wakely. Tony Esposito of Chicago and Ed Giacomin of New York Rangers each have three shutouts. Defenceman Keith Magnuson of Chicago leads in penalty min- utes served with 103. while Van- couver Canucks lead the team penalty parade with 475 minutes in 23 games. Meanwhile in Detroit, the Red Wings, reeling under inju- ries to superstar Gordic Howe and to three veteran defence- men. received the worst news yet Monday when it was learned that No. 1 goalie Roy Edwards will be lost for from three to four weeks. Edwards suffered what was originally believed to be a mild concussion when he fell to the ice while trying to make a save in the Wing's 4-2 loss to St. Louis Blues S'unday. But x-rays taken Monday revealed that the 33-year-old Edwards received a hairline skull fracture. The three healthy goalies in the Red Wing system have total experience of seven National Hockey League games between I them. Don McLcod, 24, now on the Wing roster, has played parts of four professional minor league seasons. SCORING LEADERS O A Ph Pirn Tr-PMifs, Bel 77 57 1? 71 SCA 10 ?S 35 15 Hc'lae. H in -H 1 3. Hull. Chi U 15 31 IS Delvecchio, Do! II 1? 30 7 Fios 15 11 30 t.% RoL'drMS. Vcr 17 M V, f. League and Buffalo scrambling to get out of the cellar, Punch Imlach probably couldn't make the deal if he threw in a lease on Niagara Falls. "Our guys are nine feet tall says Poile, "but it doesn't take long to get cut down to size in this league. "We can't get a balloon in our heads." The Canucks are an NHL Cin- derella on and off the a time when the league governors are still expe- riencing growing pains in Oak- land, Los Angeles and Pitts- burgh, three of the cities which received franchises in 1967 when Vancouver was passed over. Four players considered ex- pendable last Boudrias. Orland Kuiienbach, Wayne Maki and Murray Hall Bowling Banter AT CAPRI BOWL, Ramsay Vickers took the men's bowler- of-the-week honors with an unusual performance in Green's Shoes he started with a bang, posting a 351 but turned in a 156 in his second game then he bounced back with another big one, 344, for a solid 851 triple Masa Goshininon headed the gals for the second straight week, rolling 330, 223 and 285 for an 838 triple in Martinizing New league highs for the week include Gary Tunbriclge's 250 average in Gordie's, June Taylor with a 312 single and 809 triple in Wednesday Morning, Ev Krauss 199 average in Jun- iors, Masa Goshinmon 217 average in Martinizing. Kalhy Lud- wig 193 average in Eagles and Kaz Sugimoto with a 332 'single in JCCA YBC highlights for the week were Dave Toth 223, Doug Henderson 200, Kim Tinordi 203 and Rod Malchow 209 in the bantam section, Rick Barva 253, John Novak 284 and 280, Lori Smcecl 224 and Pat Lengyel 209 in the junior division and Phil Black 230, Chester Jokuty 254 and Darrell Lagler 278 in the senior section Capri YBC trundlers will host Calgary Chinook Sunday, the top five bowlers in each section tangling, with Oapri taking the first match in Calgary. The big guns in league play among the men for the week were Roy Peimington 316 in St. Mike's, John Erickson 361 and 846, Tak Katakami 313 and 784 and Randy Wolstoncroft 323 and 803 in Gordie's, Ramsay Vickers 351 and 851, Bill Taylor 290 and 844 triple in Green's, Tom Hirashima 292 and 828 and Mike Tobo 334 in JCCA, Ted Teller 304 and 786 in CDM, Hick Larson 316 and Dennis Smith 294 and 800 in Young Adults the gals were paced by June Taylor 312 and 809 in Wednesday Coffee, Masa Goshinmon 330 and S38 in Martin- izing, Jean Christie 315 and Linda Malcomson 301 and 750 in Green's, Siggi Donkin 306 in Sundquist Construction, Joyce Kaleta 289 in Frcel's and Alma Oberg 289 in Young Adults In the Col. Sanders provincial playoff in Edmonton, Capri's Swinging Five finished fifth among the 22 teams entered an Edmonton team won out. AT GLENDALE BOWL, the gals continue to set a rapid pace with Dcna Smith nailing down bowler-of-the-week laurels with a sparkling performance in Shoppers World, hitting for 204, 311 and 303 for a rousing 823 triple, 169 big pins over her already impressive 218 average Bill Persley, who lias been turning in some top efforts in recent weeks, took the men's bowler-of-the-week crown with 333, 210 and 254 in Commercial Men's for a 797 triple, 227 pins over his 190 average YBC Bowlers are showing to fine advantage this season with Debbie Anderson pacing the bantam giiis with a 150 average and Mark Trebble leads the boys with a 182 average the junior- senior division is led by Brciida Pctlcrsen with a solid average of 222 while Brian Anderson paces the boys with 221, followed by Dave Barton with 213. Jn league play during the past week, Dot Olshaski led South Alta with "257 and 717 while Judy Harnack led Boise Cascade with 251 and 724 Sandy Scattcrgood's 324 was high in Hay Agencies with Ruby Oseen's 704 triple tops in Tracy's Byron Hirsche clicked for 333 and a 797 triple and Blair Hurt 336 and a 785 triple in Civil Service Itollic Howes paced CPR with 310 and a 523 double while the stars in Com- mercial Men's were Francis Wright 309, Steve Pedcrscn 326 and 804, Jack Jones 321, Ken King 318, Steve Saler 306, Steve Mezei 310, Fen Tunbridge 325, Mike Zmurchuk 305 and Abe Paskuski 323 Bowlers with averages of 200 or less for men and 190 or less for Women are reminded that the annual Cana- dian Closed Tournament, formerly the handicap tournament, is coming up soon entries are now being accepted at both Glendalo and Onri with the (leadline December 31 a four- game rolloff is billed for Glendale January 24 with the two top women and two men advancing to the zone final in Medicine Hat January 31 further information is available at both local houses. 13 17 75 0 13 17 J5 7 11 H 75 10 10 15 75 15 _ Tor 11 17 71 d Mil 11 11 77 IS tgviich. Dei in 12 a i> among the top 20 scorers and seven of the Canucks' first 13 home games, including to- night's meeting with New York Rangers, were sold out at the Pacific Coliseum. SOME GAMES SOLD OUT They've had paying customers in 12 home games to date, an average of a game, and season ticket sales alone stand at There are no seats available for the Dec. 18 meeting with Montreal Cana- diens, Dec. 26 against Chicago Black Hawks or even the March 13 visit of Boston Brains. Charter flights bring in fans from all parts of British Colum- bia and as far east as Winnipeg. "There's no way anyone can look at the standings now and say we were says Canucks coach Hal Laycoe, whose only goal now and at the start of the season was to win the next game. "On short notice, Bud put to- Oether an unbelievable crew. When I was with Los Angeles, my leading scorer had 42 points the year before and I had to as- sume I was going to have simi- lar nersonnel in Vancouver. "If we continue the way we are, we have three or four play- ers who'll top that halfway through the season." Kurtenbach, the club's 34- year-old captain and leader, al- ready has nine goals, tripling his entire production with the Rangers in 1969-70, and Laycoe says New York mad.e a mistake in "leaving him unprotected. PRAISES CAPTAIN "Better players may have been said Laycoe, "but nobody drafted a better captain. "Nothing helps a man more than being depended upon." The rangy centre didn't set any personal objectives when training camp opened last Sep- tember in Calgary. "I'd like to score 20 goals and if the line ir going wall, I'll get my he said. "There are no superstars on this club, nobody to pick it up by the bootstraps. Everybody works." Laycoe had picked Kurten- bach, Ray Cullen and rookie Dale Tall on as his three centres, with Boudrias, secured from St. Louis Blues for the 530.000 waiver price, No. 4. Today, the pesky Boudrias is No. 2 and trying harder, and is the club's leading scorer with 26 points, including 12 goals. "Hal told me at training camp to go out and play my own he said. "I knew I could check in this league and he told me the goals would come if I didn't get tight out there." For Laycoe, necessity has been the mother of invention, especially on Botidrias's line. PLACED ON BENCH When Ted Taylor walked out of camp last fall, defenceman Paul Popiel moved up to left wing alongside Boudrias and Rosaire Paiement. He stayed there, leaving Taylor with the "black the bench strength, when he returned last month. Despite the Canucks' success, Poile worries a 1 o t bout slumps, their goals-against av- erage and the number of pow- er-play goals given up. "I haven't changed my think- ing from before the start of the said Poile. "The only way we're going to make the playoffs is to keep our goals-a- gainst average a t three o r below." The Canucks have giv.en up 98 goals, lu'ghest in both divisions, but Poile isn't blaming his de- fence or goaltending. ANDY CAPP 7 oaii show you now io buiiu an education fund for your children NOW! R. J. (Duke) KWASNit Rcpresantalivo Compball AjsiKialen Bldg. 430 Mayor Mogroill Drive, lethbridgo, Allisrla. Bus. 327-2985-Roi. 328-2606 THE MONARCH LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY for Stoughton CALGARY (CP) Ron But- lin, president of the Western Canada Hockey League, today handed Elaine Stoughton of Flin Flon Bombers "an indefin- ite suspension" for his part in a spearing incident Sunday. "I understand it was a spear- ing incident whereby Stoughton speared a Medicine Hat player in the said Butlin, who added he wouldn't make "a firm" decision until he review- ed the referee's report. The incident, which resulted in a match penalty for Stough- ton, occurred in Flin Flon, Man., in a league game be- tween the Bombers and Medi- cine Hat Tigers. The injured player, defence- man Don Dirk, 18, from Em- press, Alta., was flown to Win- nipeg Sunday night and arrived in Calgary early today to visit an eye specialist. Jack Shupe, Medicine Hat coach, said: "He (Stoughton) just speared Don out of the blue. The two players went into the boards and they both went down and the play carried on so they went, tn get up. "Stoughton got up first and then wheeled around and speared Don who was still on his knees The Flin 'Flon player had earlier been suspended for five games by Buflin for another in- cident involving a match pen- alty. Browns tied with Bengals HOUSTON (AP) Coach Blanton Collier says his Cleve- land Browns have been lacking a little something "up to now." He referred to their 21-10 vie- tory over Houston Oilers Mon- day night which boosted the Browns back into a tie for the lead in the American Football Conference's Central Division. A standing-room-only Astro- dome crowd of at the game saw the Oilers mathemat- ically eliminated from the Cen- tral Division title chase. The Oilers now are 3-8-1 for the year and games behind Cleveland and Cincinnati Bengals, who are tied for the top at 6-6. Each club has two games remaining. The Browns spotted the Oilers a 3-0 first-quarter lead and then came back to lake a 21-3 lead before Houston managed to score its only touchdown with less man two minutes remain- ing. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Ooston New York Montreal Vancouver Detroit Toronto Buffalo W L T F A Fts 5 112 69 37 A 77 51 36 67 28 12 6 n 10 11 10 i 17 9 12 4 7 17 1 5 13 5 West Division Chicago St. Louis Phils...... 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