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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta THI IETHBRIDGE HERAIC Saturday, December 11, akers equal reeord win in row livTIIE ASSOtlvn li IT.KSSI "They're really playing good he said after the Liters posted a 126-117 over- lime triumph to IJe the National Basketball Association record "f 20 straight victories. Lakers Coach Bill Sharman Coach Cotum iMt.'.-in compliment t'> IAS kcre after I Ivy Phoenix Suns ranks ns a inaj( ment. 'ml In do. When they went into overtime I was really be said. Gail Goodricli's long-range sharpshocting accounted for seven points as Los Angeles out- scored (be Suns 15-0 in the over- time period to equal the victory streak established last season by Milwaukee Bucks. FORCES OVERTIME Los Angeles led 8S-76 going into the final period but. the Suns tied it on Mel Counts' jumper with 21 seconds remain- does a little bit of everything sound lor Oils ing -By Pul Sullivan m acted relieved after the contest. "The last three games have been lough on us, especially due to the unusual travelling we've HOW chilly Saturday afternoon? Henri Richard has new-found courage since he became captain of the Montreal Canadiens It seems the bad Boston Bruins no longer scare Henri Ue accused the Bruins of being yellow after a recent game in Boston Gardens "The said Richard, "are much better at talking than tossing their weight around. When somebody hit me info the boards near their bench, one of then- players gave me a butt end in the neck. That's the type the Bruins are. They're yellow" Doug Barkley, a Lethbridge native son who quit as coach of the Detroit Red Wings, claims the players lazy "There's nobody leading the said Barkley. "They need a fiery leader. They need team morale No oiie comes out and says it, but you can feel that they blame each other for mistakes instead of having pride and pulling together. They figure it's somebody else's i'ault" 'filings are much brighter for two other Lethbridge native sons who are earning their keep coaching Vic Stasiuk, who was re- placed at the helm of the Philadelphia Flyers by Fred Shero, has the California Golden Seals in a tie for third spot in the National League's west divi- sion At present they are playing the best hockey since Ilicv obtained their franchise and stand a solid chance of making the playoffs. Earl Ingarfield, who retired from the Seals last spring, is currently handling the coaching duties of the Regina Pats of the Western Canada Hockey League and has his club in third place, two points out of first. -A- Ik- Herb Caponi was seated beside 80-year-old Mon- signer Athol Murray of Notre Dame College in Wil- cox, Sask. at a Grey Cup banquet. "I asked Father Murray what he thought about married priests, said Capozzi. "He said, "Not as much as I used to." At another one of the Grey Cup festivities it was suggested to Joe Kapp the holdout quarterback of the New England Patriots, that he should ouy a football team and find out how difficult it is to deal with Joe Kapp. After the Philadelphia Eagles won two straight and tied another would you say they are flying higher than a Kayat? Dennis Awtrey of the hapless Philadelphia 76ers of the Na- tional Basketball Association on the subject of the team's new unfiroms which are red, white and blue and include stars and stripes "When we play a bad game it's like desecrating the flag. From the it-can't-happen-to-me department a college coach saw his team march to the oppositions 17-yard line, only to pick up three penalties, and an 11-yard loss to end up back on its own 27, fourth down and 66 yards to go Maybe, it's not a record, but it must be close. Al Dorow, head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, makes no bones about the amount of holding that goes on in professional football. "Holding penalties you could call one on every play, but the officials don't. And they never call back-to-back holding pen- alties against the same team. That's why, when your team is called for holding, everyone holds on again the next play because it won't be says Dorow. Avid sports fan Bill Terlesky is taking all bets he can get on the Dallas Cowboys to win it all in the National Football League this year. Harry Blacker, one of the top basketball players ever to come out of Lethbridge, is departing from Edmonton and a new job. He was telling me he didn't even discover the game of basketball until he was in grade 11 It's probably just as well because that way he didn't reach his prime until he was 18 or 19. II. might have been 14 or 15 had he learned any earlier. All kidding aside, Henderson Lake Golf Club and Leth- bridge in general will miss the Hacker he has contributed a great deal to sports in this city One of his friends tried to convince him to stay in the sunny south by asking him why he wanted to leave Canada. Isn't it funny, hvo years ago ago hockey star Garry linger was dating Miss Amer- ca and now he looks like Miss America AU ATTENTION! VOLVO OWNERS You can still get first class service for your automobilo WE OFFER YOU: 10 years mechanical experience 4 years experience on Volvos Specialization tools and manuals Original Volvo parts Competent, courteous service Lower Your Complete Car Care Centre GAS-OIL-SERVICE-REPAIRS ECONO SERVICE 1903 3rd Avc. S. Phono 327-0303 Goodrich led all sewers with 33 points, followed by Jim Me- Million with 31 for the Lakers. Dick Van Arsdale paced the Suns with 31. In other N'BA action Friday night, Cleveland Cavaliers edged Detroit Pislons, 112-111, Chicago Bulls teat Baltimore Bullets 118-102, Portland Traillilazers nipped Buffalo Braves 101-100 in overtime, Mil- waukee Bucks drubbed Boston Celtics 120-104. Houston Rockets downed Atlanta Hawks 95-88, Cincinnati Royals upended Phil- adelphia '76ers 113-108 in over- lime and Seattle SuperSonics dumped Golden Stale Warriors 10.3-94. In the American Basketball Association it was: Kentucky 116, Floridians 100; New York 103, Memphis 101; Pittsburgh 114. Carolina 108; Virginia 118, Indiana 114 and Utah 110, Den- ver ICG. Kareem Jabbar scored a car- eer-high 55 points including 18 in Iho Uiird period as Milwau- ket, whacked Boston. Jabbar, who broke his own club record by two points, aJso had 15 rebounds as the Bucks won their 25th game in 29 starts. John Havlicek had 32 for the Celtics. MEETING OF THE MINDS Former baseball great Jackie Robinson (left) share a tete-a-lete witb John McHale, president of the Montreal Expos at the sports celebrity dinner in Montreal Friday, proceeds of which go to aid crippled children. Cournoyer, Lapointe return to action Blues salvage tie By THE CANADIAN PRESS I King Clancy, vice-president of Nov. 28 when he suffered a bro- ken cheek bone in a game at Detroit against the Red Wings. 1 after suffering a bruised rib 1 In other games tonight. Buf- Cournoyer missed two games cage in a Montreal home game son, Severyn suspended RED DEER (Special) Bob Thompson, coach of Red Deer Rustlers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, h-as been fined and suspended until Dec. 21. League president Jim Secular cf Calgary said Friday the fine and suspension, covering three games, was imposed because of Thompson's actions following a game in Lethbridge last Sun day. Thompson received a game misconduct for making "ob- scene gestures" at referee Leo Harrold of Lethbridge after the Sugar Kings beat the Rustlers 5-2. Secular also suspended for- ward Mark Severyn of the Su- gar Kings for three games, un- til next Thursday, for actions in a game in Lethbridge Satur- day. Severyn received a miscon- duct and game misconduct for using obscene language to ref- eree Jerry Gray of Lethbridge during a game with Dnimhcl- ler Falcons. "The league mil not tolerate incidents of this Secular said. Toronto Maple Leafs believes the new rule that calls for a se- vere penalty for a third man K miss game? ing a hardship on Boston1----------------------------------------------- Bniins. It may also huvc n hearing on t the fact thrit Keith Magnuson. i who used to be a rough and I tough customer in the ice brawls, has had only 65 minutes in penalties during 23 games this season. against Los Angeles Kings Dec. falo Sabres visit Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers are at Detroit, Boston Bruins Stiff demands will be faced TORONTO (CPi If a Toronto team in the World Hockey Association wants to play in Maple Leaf Gar- dens, it can do it meets stiff demands from the landlord. Gardens' president Harold Ballard laid down these terms Friday: The team must pay a rental fee of per game or 50 pa- rent of the gate, whichever is higher; and it must past a SMO.OOO bond, w h i c h would be returnable if the team completed a season. "lie tBaliard) only wants three legs and an arm every commented a spokesman for Jim Me- Creath, who is co-owner of the Toronto WHA franclu'se with Doug Michel. Magnuson ran up a total of 291 minutes last season and may revert to his customary form after the spirit of Christ- mas .Goodwill lias passed. He'll be at his usual spot on defence tonight when the Chi- cago Black Hawks invade Maple Leaf Gardens and may be in a mood to prove he is more of a hawk than a dove, de- spite the current statistics. Last night in California. St. Louis Blues and the Golden Seals settled for a 4-4 tie after the Blues took a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Gary Unger, his 15th, and Mike Murphy. SCORE QUICKLY California replied with a pair of quickies early in the second period when Gerry Pindcr and Walt McKecluiie tied the score before four minutes had elapsed. The Blues went ahead again when Barclay Plager connected unassisted. Then the Seals' lead- ing scorer, Bobby Sheehan, squared accounts again at Craig Patrick shared third-pe- riod goals with Murphy, who got his second of the game at to salvage the tie for the vis- itors. The Blues outshot the Seals 41-25 but Gillcs Melochc was a stubborn obstacle in the Califor- nia net. The outcome left St. Louis and California tied for Fourth place with Pittsburgh in the western division of the league. Meanwhile in Montreal Vvan Cournoyer and defenecman Guy Lapointe are preparing to re- turn to the lineup tonight when the Canadiens entertain the west division leaders, Minnesota North Stars. Lapointe had been idle since By LARRY PALADINO DETROIT (AP) Gordie Howe saVs he has gained only "seven or eight pounds" since he retired Sept. 9 after 25 years hi the National Hockey League. But in many respects Howe, considered by some the greatest hcckcy player of all lime, is busier than he ever was as a star forward for a quarter of a century with the Detroit Red Wings. And despite all those years of glory on the ice at Olympia Stadium in Detroit, and throughout Canada and the United States, Howe says he doesn't miss it all. He is con- vinced he accomplished abeut all there was for him to accom- plish in the game, and that his decision to give it up was the right one. "I think if I'd have played j this year they'd have buried me' right where the crest is atj centre the 43-year-old for- mer superstar said. "I enjoyed it. I had no inhibi- he said of his years as a player. "I know I went out there and did it. I gave it (retiring) a tre- mendous amount of thought. There were only two reasons for mo to stay big contract, and to reap the glory of the peo- ple. "If I had a bad time with my wrist and legs and was just going through the well, 1 just wouldn't have wanted thai. I didn't want to milk the fans." Howe formally announced his retirement at a banquet in his face during his career in the rugged sport, still skates quite a bit. A continually bothersome ar- thritic wrist, plus aging legs, were among reasons that prompted Howe to quit the "I thought I'd miss it a hell of a lot more, but I he said. "If I'd have been a younger man, in my 30s, maybe I would have. I think I went the full route in 26 pro years." Howe gave up a ?100.000-plus contract when he retired. His salary as a VP reportedly is not much less. He said he was approached about taking over as Red Wings coach on an interim basis when Mets obtain Princess Anne honored again LONDON (AP) Princess Anne, European horse trials champion, picked up her second major prize in a week Friday in collecting the Daily Express sportswoman of the year award. The 21-year-old princess re- ceived (he British Sporlswritcrs Association's version of the title Monday. SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUVENILE HOCKEY LEAGUE Lethbridge Elks vs Medicine Hat Wheelers SUNDAY, DEC. 12 2 p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE ADMISSION: 75c Studonts 5QC Chi I 25C toner Ee At that time was announced that be had been made a vice-president of the team, an assistant to the presi- dent for the Norin Corporation, and a vice-president of the Na- tional Investors Life Insurance Co. All are owned by Red Wings' owner Bruce Norris. "This is a whole new ho said. "I am learning so much that T don't have time to miss playing hockey." Actually, his obligations in- volve more than his dealings with Norris' firms. Howe ha.s interest in a cattle ranch near Jackson, Mich.. owns a hockey rink and school in suburban Detroit, is involved in public relations for an auto company and hockey equipment company and has r.n interest in a resort investment operation. I have a full-time secre- lie said. "She and Collren (his wife) keep me on the riglil j path so 1 don't double up on a NEW YORK (AP) New York Mets obtained veteran in- fielder Jim Frcgosi from Cali- fornia Angels Friday for four players, including pitcher Nolan Ryan. Pitcher Done Rose, outfielder Leroy S t a n t o n and catcher Francisco Estrada also moved to the Angels in the inlcrlcague transaction. Fregosi, 29, a six-time Ameri- can League All-Star at shorts- top, had an off-season in 1971. Plagued by injuries, he played in only 107 games, batting .233 with 33 runs batted m and five homo runs. Mets Manager Gil Hodges said he plans to use Fregosi at third base. Doug Berkley resigned Oct. 31. He turned down the offer, since taken by Johnny Wilson. "I just don't want to he said. "There's just so much more for me to do." travel to Vancouver lo meet, the Canucks and the Blues remain in California to play Los Ange- les Kings. OAKLAND 4 ST. LOUIS 4 First Pertcd 1 St. Louis, Unger 15 Murphy) 2. St. Louis, Murphy A (Umf-r) Shmyr li'cVe Weloche dfr- lav of qame :crvcd by Hicl'c Second Perio'l 3 California, Pin- tier t Cslifcrnia, -1 (C-ilberSicni 5. St. Louis. B. Fisoer 5 6 Oiifor- ' Third Perird 7. California. Pat- rick 4 (C-roleau, J. Johnston) 8. St. Louis, Murphy 5 (Cgers, B. Plager) Penalties Marshall Du- pont major misconduct Shmyr major B. Plager major Pinder major Shots on goal by St. Louis..........21 10 10-11 ELRICH TIRE Toronto Delroit Vancouver Philadelphia Lcs Angeles NHL LEADERS Ratellc, NY Espcsilo, B Had.'lcld, NY Gilbert, NY Orr, B...... Perrcaulf, Buf T F A Pis. 5 125 61 4} 2 102 53 38 6 99 54 39 0 72 75 28 5 71 93 51 A 65 94 20 74 108 17 ision 8 13 5 22 77 45 39 69 49 39 EO 90 53 73 81 23 R9 117 Mart Buf R. Hull, C Mahovlich, M Ullman, T Mlkita, C HOCKEY SCORES National St. Louis -1 California 4 American J Springfield .1 Baltimore A Hershey 3 md 9 Tidewater 4 Rochester 8 Providence 5 G A Ft 17 32 4 20 77 11 23 19 24 43 12 30 42 11 22 33 19 14 33 15 17 32 16 13 29 9 20 29 12 17 29 Western Denver 9 Seattle 1 Portland 5 Phcenix 5 Eastern Charlotte 7 New Haven 1 Syracuse 3 Johnslswn 1 Central Tulsa 3 Omaha 1 International Muskeqon 5 Dayton 2 Port Huron 2 Fort Wayne 1 Des Moines t, Toledo 2 Western International Kimfcerloy 4 Nelson 2 Cranbrook 4 Spokane 3 Manitoba Junior Selkirk 7 St. Boniface 0 Saskatchewan Junior Moose Jaw 7 Regina Pats 3 British Columbia Junior Vernon '11 Kelowna 5 Western Canada Junior Winnipeg 6 Ateciicine Hat 6 Vancouver 12 Brandon 2 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE Eastern Division W L T F A Ptl. Saskatoon 15 6 3 118 78 33 Regina 15 9 1 110 BO 31 Brandon 15 9 0 121 98 30 Flin Fieri 12 21 0 111 155 24 Winnipeg 12 12 1 56 93 25 Swift Current 10 15 7 104 121 21 Western Division Calgary ......18 5 1 113 54 37 Edmonton .17 6 2 121 84 36 Medicine Mat 14 13 1 17? 127 29 N. Westminster 11 13 0 72 99 17. Vancouver 8 20 0 86 149 16 Victoria 5 23 2 78 141 PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW! J? S' Choose From Our BEAUTIFUL SELECTION V CHRISTMAS K POINSETTIAS V CHRISTMAS POTTED lot. nf .'ippoinlnienKs and things. "1 to ml ire so t can Howo said grin- ning "Since I retired I've been to Hawaii, Miami, Phoenix, you name, it.. And llio difference is I can take Colleen nlnnfi. It's a lot, 5j different, I ban travelling all over when >infrp n player and not lu'inu Jihle to hkr- you're wife, will) you." 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