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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Locals iviji in overtime in Calgary Andreachuk settles it for Kings CALGARY (Special) - A goal 30 seconds into sudden-death overtime by Randy Andreachuk gave Lethbridge Sugar Kings a 4-3 victory over Calgary Mount Royal Cougars Thursday in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Cougars held a 3-1 lead for the first two periods with two goals from Rick Alexander and another from Brian Hanni-gan in the first. Ken Wilson provided the Sugar Kings' goal, also in the first period. Lethbridge's Terry Tarnow and Chris McMasters forced the overtime with two goals in the third. Gary Graham faced 36 shots at the Calgary nets and Phil Wandler handled 37 at the other end of the ice. Calgary took seven of 12 pen- Playing Christmas Day NFL playoffs rapped NEW YORK (AP) - Protests against the playing of the National Football League's post-season playoffs on Christmas Day appear to be mounting and one legislator says he will introduce a bill to prohibit any repetition in the future. In Minneapolis, where Minnesota Vikings will play host to either Dallas Cowboys or Washington Redskins Christmas Day, the club said it had Dolphins have hot combination NEW YORK (AP) - The leading passer in the National Football League's American Conference is Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins, and the leading scorer in the AFC is Dolphins' Garo Yepremian. Is it any wtonder that Miami is one of the teams in the NFL's post-season playoffs? Statistics released by the league Thursday show Griese with a 54.5 per cent average on 132 completions on 242 attempts Including 19 touchdowns this season. Yepremian has scored 108 points including 26 of 37 attempted field goals. Griese's passing game is complimented by the rushing of Larry Csonka, whose 983 yards gained are second only to Denver Broncos' Floyd Little, who has gained 1,054. Csonka's running mate, Jim Kiick, has gained 684 yards, eighth best in file conference. The pass catching leader is Fred Biletnikoff of Oakland Raiders who has caught 59 compared to 53 for Otis Taylor of Kansas City Chiefs. In the National Conference, the leading rusher is rookie John Brockington of Green Bay, who soared over the 1,000-yard mark last week and now has 1,032 compared to 977 for Willie Ellison of Los Angeles. LEADS QUARTERBACKS Roger Staubach of Dallas, averaging 8.9 yards gained with every completed pass, is the leader among the conference quarterbacks while Bob Tucker of New York, with 51 catches is the top receiver, leading San Francisco's Ted Kwalick by two receptions. Pete Liske, former Calgary Staimpeders star in the Canadian Football League, now with Philadelphia Eagles, has moved up from the bottom of the NFC list of quarterbacks. He's now ranked ninth after completing 131 of 251 pass attempts for 1,736 yards and eight touchdowns, plus 15 interceptions. At one point early in the season, Liske lead the NFC in interceptions, but that honor now is held by San Francisco quarterback John Brodie who has had 23 passes picked off. Former Ottawa Rough Rider Vic Washington now has a total of 1,083 yards in offence for San Francisco and seven touchdowns. The former CFL star has 773 yards in 177 carries, good for sixth spot among the NFC rushers. As a pass receiver he has caught 35 for 310 yards and four of his seven touchdowns. Roy Gerela, the PowqII River, B.C., native who does place-kicking chores for Pittsburgh Steelers, ranks eighth in the AFC scoring race behind Yepremian. Gerela has booted 17 field goals and 25 converts for 76 points. Something's up ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) - Muhamma Ali, former world heavyweight champion, arrived here with a smile but no words Thursday for his Dec. 26 bout with Germany's Jurgen Blin. Swiss and German reporters who followed him around the airport were disappointed by the silence of Ali, who is not generally known as a taciturn man. Nicklaus tops winners NEW YORK (AP) - Jack Nicklaus amassed nearly a quarter of a million dollars in earnings, pacing golf's money winners for the fourth time in nine years on the tour, according to official figures released by the Professional Golfers Association tournament players division Thursday. Nicklaus earned $244,490.50, heading a list of i2 golfers who went over the $100,000 mark. Lee Trevino was second at $231,202.97 and Arnold Palmer finished third with $209,603.77. All three totals topped the previous single season earning record of $205,168 established by Billy Casper in 1968. Nicklaus also finished first in the exemption point standings with 241,872.5 points. The top 60 players on the point list are exempt from playing in qualifying rounds of open tournaments on the 1972 tour. The monev leaders: 1. Jack Nicklaus, $244,490.50; 2. Lee Trevino, $231,202.97 ; 3. Arnold Palmer, $209,603.77 ; 4. George Archer, $147,769.10 ; 5. Gary Player, $120,916.79 ; 6. Miller Barber, $117,359.25; 7. Jerry Heard, $112,389.02 ; 8. Frank Beard, $112,337.80 ; 9. Dave Eichelberger, $108,312.36; 10. Billy Casper, $107,276.07. ? ? ? * ? ? * ? ? ? ? ? Lethbridge Sash and Door PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WINDSHIELDS INSULATED SEALED PICTURE WINDOWS PLEXIGLAS MIRRORS GLASS - ALL TYPES ALUMINUM STORE FRONTS ALUMINUM DOORS AND WINDOWS ARISTOCRAT WOOD WINDOWS ARISTOCRAT WOOD CUPBOARDS and CABINETS ALUMINUM SIDING and AWNINGS GARAGE DOORS and HARDWARE BLACKBOARDS and TACKBOARDS HARDWOOD and SOFTWOOD LUMBER PLYWOODS LETHBRIDGE "orner 5th Ave., 4th St. S. Phone 327.1581 received numerous complaints, both by phone and letter, and revealed that of 49,000 tickets offered for sale last Sunday, about 5,800 remain unsold. In Kansas City, where the Chiefs will play either Baltimore Colts or Miami Dolphins the same day, a columnist for the Kansas City Star said NFL commissioner Pete Roz-elle was being equated in many households with the "grinch who stole Christmas." A state legislator said he would introduce a bill .to ban any such games in the future. "More people." said Rep. Tim Ryan, "have raised hell about Chiefs playoff game on Christmas Day than I've ever heard before. I've heard a lot of comments like, 'If I go my wife will divorce me' " In New York, Jim Kensil, executive director of the NFL and Rozelle's chief aide, acknowledged that the league also had received complaints. 'DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY' "We didn't want to play on Christmas any more than anybody wanted us to." Kensil said. "We didn't feel we had anv alternative." The playoff schedule, released at the same time as the over-all NFL schedule in late April, has playoff games scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 25. and Sunday, Dec. 26. On each day, one game will begin at 1 p.m. EST. and the second at 4 p.m. EST, allowing for national telecasting of all four games. "We told the public they would see four games every year." Kensil said. "Obviously television is involved, but we also have a commitment to our fans and we feel we have to keep it. If we played all four games Sunday, people could see only two of them and they expect to see four. "We're also . . . committed to deliver one game each day from each conference for television." alties while the teams spljt two majors. The win for the Sugar Kings moved them into a fifth place tie with the Edmonton Movers each with 16 points. The Kings however, have games in hand on all the-clubs ahead of them in the standings. Kings are at home for a pair of weekend games. Saturday evening they meet the Maple Leafs from Edmonton at 8:30. Leafs are currently one point up on the Kings and Movers. Sunday afternoon at two the Movers are in Lethbridge. Both games are set for the new Henderson Lake Ice Centre which will be officially opened Saturday afternoon with special activities. Members of the Lethbridge Figure Skatihg Club will take to the ice for a demonstration at one o'clock with the official opening, with Mayor Andy Anderson in attendance, set for 1:30. Pee Wee hockey and free skating follows. The day concludes with the Sugar King game in the evening. Meanwhile in Edmonton the Edmonton Movers and Edmonton Maple Leafs battled to a 4-4 overtime tie Thursday night, day night. The Leafs took a 2-1 lead at the end .of the first period on goads by Ted Edmundson and Craig Styles. Brian Clouston replied for the Movers. Jim Miller brought the Movers even with the only goal of the second period. The Leafs got third - period goals from Styles and Bill Kidd while Ross Barros and Dave Bell replied for the Movers. The clubs then played 10 scoreless minutes of overtime. ,The Maple Leafs took six of 11 minor penalties and Leaf goaltender Rick Gibson stopped 40 shots on goal while Ray Mc-Leod stopped 29 at the other end of the ice. Friday, December 17, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - H OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES - These three members of the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club led the way as Hie locals dominated the Southern Alberta figure skating Prepare for Alberta championships championships recently. Leading the way were, back, Janet Hominuke, Bill Petrunik and Donna Rude. LeRay Whitbeck fights tonight LeRay Whitbeck of the Lethbridge Boxing Club will take part in a amateur fight card this evening in Cardston at the Gladstone Hall. The card gets under way at eight o'clock. Whitbeck, the only fighter of the local club to take part, is a heavyweight. Meanwhile the Lethbridge club will stage a club card Dec. 24 at the Civic Centre from 1-3 p.m. Some 40 boxers are in the club at present. Lethbridge skaters dominate Former inmate hasn't forgotten CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) -The inmates call him "part of the family," and when Denver boxer Ron Lyle moved his training camp here for two days this week, 250 convicts crowded into the tiny prison gym to watch him spar. 'It's kind of a lift when he comes down," said John Mulle-nix, a Colorado State Penitentiary inmate for close to a decade. "To some of the guys he's a real inspiration." Minor hockey Darryl Mock scored two big goals and guided the Jets to a slim 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs in Bantam "A" action Thursday night. The Jets, who trailed 3-2 after two periods of play, got solo markers from Morgan Monroe, Jerry Bringham and Gary Dogtrom. Dan Reidlhuber, Murray Os-ter, Roli Melvin and Dave Toth tallied for the Leafs. In Midget action, A.C.T. cruised to an easy 8-0 victory over the Stampeders last night. Mike Boychuk and Randy Watmough scored two goals apiece to pace A.C.T. while Bob Miles, Dale Nesting, Cliff Mi-yashi.ro and Cam Mclennan chipped in with singletons. The Bruins scored three unanswered goals in the first period and went on to dump the Kings 5-1 in Bantam "B" play. Brian Wright slapped in two markers for the Bruins while Mauro Cattoni, Randy Ram-age and Doug Berger managed a goal each. Ron Schwarz scored the lone Kings' marker in the second frame. Lyle spent 1% years here for second - degree murder before being paroled in 1969 and launching his heavyweight career last spring. He returns almost monthly, a rare exception to prison rules against visits by former inmates, said Lt. Cliff Mattax, the athletic director. So far Lyle has won all 10 of his professional fights, eight of them by knockouts. His training sessions here this week were to prepare for a 10-round bout with Bill Drover of Wabush, Nfld., in Denver Saturday night. "It was a long time," Lyle said of his own confinement, "and you become a p a r t of those guys. Every time I get a chance I go down there." HELPS MEN ADJUST Some of the prisoners, like Mullenix, knew Lyle while he was serving time. They say the changes thev saw in him, and the fact he keeps coming back, have helped a good number of inmates adjust. For D. C. Barker, who is serving 10-15 years for robbery and joy - riding in a stolen car, the 29 - year - old Lyle has set an example he's determined to follow. "He made it out of here, and he's making it to the top in boxing. I'm going to rpake it, too," said the 21-year-old Barker, an aspiring amateur light heavyweieht who went two rounds with Lyle in the sparring sessions. "I wouldn't say he's an inspiration to everyone here. There are some guys that, nollrin's going to touch, but you've got to admire him," added Barker, who hopes to be paroled next year and is planning to try for a pro boxing career. "I don't come here to oreach to them," says Lyle. "I don't tell them what' they should do and they don't tell me. We just talk about what's going on in the free world and about girls. We just try to enjoy each other's company." Next comes the Alberta championships. Lethbridge figure skaters, all members of the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club, dominated the southern Alberta championships staged in Brooks and now is prepared for the Alberta finals in Edmonton Dec. 28-30. Janet Hominuke of the local club turned in an outstanding performance as she won the junior women's singles and followed up with another fine display of skating to win the artistic imoression, non - qualifying, title. She then combined with Maura Knowles as they won the pairs crown. In artistic impression, group B, Donna Rude was second while Holly Maguire was third. Miss Rude had earlier finished first in the juvenile singles. Miss Maguire was fourth in juvenile singles. Bill Petrunik had little trouble winning the juvenile single men competition. The novice title went to Mark Hominuke. In the gals novice singles the winner was Karen Summers. Grant Sorenson won the pre-juvenile singles title and then skating with Maureen Gaetz won the juvenile mixed dance event. Miss Gaetz had earlier finished sixth in pre - juvenile singles. In pre-juvenile singles, class A, Arlene House placed third with teammate Jennifer Hominuke sixth. At the conclusion of the competition Donna Rude and Mark Elks will play The Lethbridge Midget Elks will travel to Bellevue tonight for an exhibition game. Coleman juveniles will play host to the Elks in a benefit game for a young player injured recently. The game is set for the Bellevue Arena at 8:30. Meanwhile the Elks dropped a narrow 7-6 verdict to Bassa-no Damsiters Wednesday. Elks blew a 5-3 lead as the Damsiters scored four times in the final period. Hominuke teamed up to give an exhibition in novice team pairs. Both Hominuke and Miss Rude will take part in the provincial finals. They will skate in the mixed pairs as well as in their respective singles events. Also taking part In the finals in Edmonton will be Janet Hominuke, junior gals singles and Bill Petrunik, juvenile singles. Alexandra Restaurant OW LICENSED Open Weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Sundays and Holidays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. DOWNTOWN AT COR. 5TH ST. AND 4TH AVE. S. LEO SINGER'S Pistons find lost spark By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It took a public blast from the general manager and a team meeting, but Detroit Pistons finally found the spark. Detroit, led by guard Jimmy Walker's 34 points, rallied in the fourth period Thursday night to defeat Cincinnati Royals 107-101. In the only other National Basketball Association contest scheduled, Golden State Warriors ripped Philadelphia '76ers 113-93. Earlier in the day, Detroit general manager Edwin Coil blasted his players for not having their minds on the games of late. The Pistons had been languishing in last place in the Midwest Division of the NBA's Western Conference with an Ills record. Before the game against the Royals, Walker called a team meeting. After the players held their discussion, coach Earl Lloyd lectured his charges; all of which apparently produced instant results. Walker tossed in 15 points in the final period, including a pair of free throws midway through the quarter to put his team ahead for good. Burly pivotman Bob Lanier added 28 points and 19 rebounds for Detroit. Tom Van Arsdale led the Royals with 20 points and John Mengelt added 16. New arrivals in MEN'S SUITS Part of our Spring Shipment 65% Fortrel and 35% Wool. Regular 99.50. Pre-Christmas Special 7� Sweater Clearance! 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