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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD December 17, 1974 AUSTRALIA and SOUTH PACIFIC FARMERS and RANCHERS TOUR Priced at fm pwion Occupancy. Accommodation, CENTRE VILLAGE MALL ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL LAQE MALL PHI ONE 321-1144 ALMcCANN Al MeCaim final LDS dinner guest Al McCann, veteran sports announcer from Lethbridge and now with CTV, has been named as the final guest for the LDS Father and Son Athletic Awards Banquet Jan. 11 at the Lethbridge Community College. McCann joins former Los Angeles Dodger great Duke Snider; former Pittsburgh Pirate pitcher and Cy Young award winner Vernon Law, rodeo cowboy Bill Reeder of ..Cardston, father and son sportsmen Willard and Ben Brooks of Cardston and Lethbridge and Edmonton Eskimo quarterback and Canadian Football's top player in 1974, Tom Wilkinson, at the headtable. The banquet will be under the guidance of master of ceremonies Ian Man- din. Al McCann, who was born in Lethbridge and raised in Coaldale, left CJOC radio and television in 1963, after 10 years as sports announcer and sports director with them, to join CFRN in Edmonton where he has become involved in not only local sports but national and international events for the CTV television network. Among the many sporting events he has covered have been three world curling championships in Europe, several Canadian boxing championships, 12 Grey Cup games, numerous Canadian football league games and he is now the play by play announcer for the Edmonton Oiler hockey club of the World Hockey Association. Active in Southern Alberta sports circles, particularly in fastball, McCann was recently named to host CTV coverage of the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, plus the Summer Olympics in Montreal. Tickets for this year's banquet have been selling ex- tremely fast and the general public is reminded that only 700 are available. They are priced at apiece and may be purchased at either Stubbs Pharmacy or Doug's in Lethbridge. Lyon captures 6A' event Danny Lyon of Lethbridge won the A section of the modified double knockout curling playdowns Sunday. The playdowns will eventually determine the Southern representative in the provin- cial playoffs to choose an Alberta team for the Canada Winter Games Feb. 11-23. Lyon defeated Terry De Valter of Medicine Hat 6-5. The semi finals of the B sec- tion have been completed with Robin Herrmann of the 'Hat defeating Gordon Kaupp of Warner 8-6 and De Valter up- ending John Wilson of Fort Macleod 10-2. The B section final will be played in Medicine Hat with the winner returning to Lethbridge Sunday to meet the Lyon rink at 1 p.m. A se- cond game, if necessary, will be played at 5 p.m. There were originally 16 rinks entered in the playdowns, representing towns throughout the extreme southern part of the province. The winner of the Sunday match in Lethbridge will ad- vance to a four rink playdown in Calgary to deter- mine the Southern Alberta Curling Association represen- tative in the provincial com- petition. EASING National Identification Card Predictable Costs Frees investment usually less than Adaptable to private individual as well as business Current model prestige Easy way to get second car LEASING Wf HUD VUT Phone 223-3537 business The Herald Sports Orr reaches 20-goal mark, that makes it seven times MONTREAL (CP) For the seventh consecutive season, defenceman Bobby Orr of Boston Bruins has reached the 20-goal plateau in the National Hockey League. Statistics released by the league today show Orr, who scored his 20th goal Sunday night against New York Islanders, leading the NHL scoring list with 20 goals and Trottier 12 back of Mel Bridgman SASKATOON (CP) Mel Bridgman, Victoria Cougars' centre, has become the top playmaker in the Western Canada Hockey League despite a recent tapering off in goal scoring performance. Statistics released in Saska- toon Tuesday show that Bridgman, who hasn't scored a goal in his last four games, still holds top spot with 35 goals. His nine assists in the last four games brought a total of 47 assists to earn him top assist spot. Bridgman's 47 assists and 35 goals give him an 82 point total, 12 points ahead of runner up Bryan Trottier of Lethbridge Bron- cos. Trottier has collected 46 assists and 24 goals for a 10 point margin over third place Brian Sutter, also from Lethbridge. Sutler's 60 point total is made up of 26 goals and 34 assists. Jerry Rollins of Winnipeg Clubs leads the league with 231 minutes in penalties, with Rick Dorman of Flin Flon Bombers second with a total of 208 penalty minutes. Jerry Farwell of the Medicine Hat Tigers leads his category with 3.41 goals against average, ahead of se- cond place Mark Earp of Kamloops Chiefs with a 3.55 standing. Ed Staniowski of Regina Pats leads in minutes played among goalies with minutes in 31 games. Larry Hendrick of Calgary Centen- nials has blocked the most shots in the minutes he has played so far. SCORING LEADERS G A PTS PIM Bridgman, Vic......35 47 82 70 Trottier, Leth .......24 46 70 48 Sutter, Leth.........26 34 60 89 Morris. Vic .........25 34 59 51 Blight, Brndn.......29 29 58 36 Gustafson, Vic......28 27 55 40 Faulker, Reg........25 29 54 26 Lucas, Vic..........21 32 53 27 Minor, Reg.........21 31 52 23 Ashby, Calgary .....22 28 50 34 McMullin. Grndn___20 30 50 19 Gosselin, FFIn ......19 31 50 54 Skorich fired, Dan Devine jumps CLEVELAND (AP) Nick Skorich has been fired as head Coach of Cleveland Browns, Art Modell, owner of the National Football League club, announced Monday. Modell said he did not know when a successor will be named. Skorich has been given the opportunity to remain with the Browns in a capacity that has not yet been decided. He said he was not surpris- ed that he had been asked to step aside because, "you've got to be a winner in this game and I just didn't produce." The Browns finished the 1974 season with a 4-10 record, the worst since the team's in- ception in 1946. Modell said he would like to have a new field boss by the time the college draft begins at the end of January, "but it is not a necessity." Skorich, who has been the Browns' head coach since 1972 and on the team's coaching staff since after the 1963 season, has a year remaining under his present contract. He said he does not know whether he will consider another coaching position or whether he will remain with the Browns. Meanwhile Dan the former Missouri coach named four years ago to lead Green Bay Packers back to the glory days of Vince quit the pros Monday and was im- mediately named head foot- ball coach at Notre Dame. The move by Devine back to the college ranks followed by one day Ara Parseghian's an- nouncement that, because of continuing pressures on him and his family, he was resign- ing as coach at Notre Dame. Devine's resignation as head coach and general manager of the Packers was not unexpected. He probably would have been fired anyway. But his immediate selection to replace Parseghian at Notre Dame came swiftly and with some surprise. Devine's resignation in Green Bay was announced by Dominic Olejniczak, presi- dent of the National Football League club. Minutes later, Notre Dame's athletic direc- tor, Moose Krause, announced in South Bend that Devine had been chosen to succeed Parseghian. No successor was named to Devine at Green Bay, and he was not immediately available for comment. Devine, 49, had a 25-37-4 record in his four years at Green Bay. 36 assists for 56 points. He holds a two-point edge over team-mate Phil Esposito. Esposito has a league-leading 25 goals and 29 assists and is followed in the scoring race by Gilbert Perreault of Buffalo Sabres, who has 21 goals and 30 assists for 51 points. The Los Angeles goaltending duo of Rogatien Vachon and Gary Edwards continues to lead in the Vezina Trophy race with a 1.93 goals- against average! Vachon has a 1.50 goals- against mark while Edwards's average is 2.66. The Philadelphia net- minding trio of Bernie Parent, Wayne Stephenson and Bobby Taylor are second in the goaltending race with a 2.20 average. Rene Robert of the Sabres and Guy Lafleur of Montreal Canadiens are tied for fourth spot with 45 points apiece. Robert has 22 goals and 23 assists while Lafleur has 21 goals and 24 assists. LOS ANGELES (CP) It doesn't seem to matter to Houston Aeros that they gave up on last season's World Hockey Association leading goaltender when they dropped Don McLeod in a salary dis- pute. Wayne Rutledge and rookie Ron Grahame took over when McLeod left and now the two Houston netminders lead the league. Rutledge is tops with a 2.94 goals-against average and Grahame is No. 2 with a 2.98 mark. Each has two shutouts this season. Meanwhile, McLeod, who went to Vancouver Blazers after posting a league-leading 2.56 average last season, now is seventh among the WHA's goalies with a 3.35 mark. NHL LEADERS G A Pts Pirn Orr, B............... 20 36 56 24 Esposito. B..........25 29 54 21 Perreault, Buf........21 30 51 18 Robert. Buf..........22 23 45 47 Lafleur. M...........21 24 45 19 Martin, Buf..........21 23 44 49 Clarke, Pha.......... 10 34 44 57 Dionne, D............ 15 26 41 6 Mahovlich, M........ 13 28 41 20 Linger, StL ..........16 20 36 6 Vickers, NYR 13 22 35 21 Schock. Pgh......... 12 23 35 10 0. Potvin, NYI 8 27 35 38 Luce, Buf............. 14 20 34 18 G'ldsw'thy. Min ......20 12 32 19 Ramsay, Buf......... 15 17 32 12 Lapointe. M 13 19 32 35 Hodge, B............10 22 32 37 Boudrais, V...........6 26 32 20 Gilbert, NYR.........15 16 31 8 Grant, D.............14 17 31 12 Apps, Pgh........... 14 17 31 23 Lemaire, M.......... 11 20 31 8 Hextall, Min 7 24 31 47 WHALEADERS Hull, Wpg 27 Lund, Hou.............. 17 Bernier, Que............ 19 Nilsson, Wpg........... 10 Hughes, Hou 25 Dillon, Tor.............. 14 Wlaton. Minn 19 Lacroix, SD............. 13 Simpson. Tor.........'.. 24 Hinse, Hou 14 Henderson, Tor......... 17 Howe. Hou 14 Featherstone, Tor....... 11 Nedomansky, Tor....... 18 Mahovlich, Tor.......... 15 Mickey, Tor............. 17 Parizeau. Que 12 Tremblay. Que........... 6 Peacosh, S.D........... 14 Pleau, N.E.............. 13 A Pts 20 47 27 44 24 43 30 40 14 39 25 39 18 37 24 37 12 36 21 35 17 34 19 33 22 33 13 31 16 31 12 29 17 29 23 29 14 28 15 28 Bill of rights for athletes biggest change in 50 years ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The United States Olympic Committee has adopted a far- reaching bill of rights for athletes as part of the most sweeping constitutional revi- sion in the organization's 50- year history, president Philip 0. Krumm said Monday. Krumm said the unanimous action approved at the USOC's biennial meeting here during the weekend, would "protect the rights of all athletes to participate in international amateur sports competition without fear of action by any sports organization. The chief provision of the bill of rights establishes com- pulsory arbitration by the American arbitration associa- tion of all disputes between an athlete and any member sports grganization. It effectively gets the USOC out of the middle of squabbles between the National Collegiate Athletic Associa- tion (NCAA) and the Amateur Athletic Union Other major revisions man- dated all national sporty gov- erning bodies to adopt non-dis- crimination policies and open decision-making doors to a "reasonable proportion" of athletes. Another change expanded the USBC board of direclors to include 51 business leaders and established the Advisory Council of Olympic Athletes as a permanent entity. In cases of disputes involv- ing the NCAA and AAU over the participation of athletes in various international com- TITANO ACCORDIONS AT PRUEGGERS 530 5th Street South "LARGE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM" Phone 329-3151 petitions, Krumm said, the USOC now will accept decisions of the American Ar- bitration Association as bin- ding. "The idea is to take the dis- pute out of the hands of the people involved and give it to an objective he said. Acknowledging that such disputes probably would end up in the courts, Krumm speculated that most judges would accept the decision of a group such as the association. "We have had numerous in- stances in the past of which we are not Krumm said. "We hope these changes will end all that." In cases where the NCAA, which withdrew from the USOC in 1972, refuses to allow a student to participate in an international competition with the threat of sanctions, the USOC now provide athletes with legal aide, Krumm said. "Now the athlete knows he's got somebody on his he said. OFFICE FUIINITUJII LTD. LOMT Lwri nh HOME AND OFFICE SAFES MINI-MACK HEBRON LEAVES STADIUM Mini-Mack makes it big with New England Patriots FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) Mack Herron was a clothing salesman in Chicago just 16 months ago, but the New Eng- land Patriots' Mini-Mack stands tall again in his chosen football. "It's not how tall you are. It's what's inside the 5- foot-5 Herron said Monday after setting a National Foot- ball League record of total yards in a season. The muscular 170-pound speedster gained 185 yards in rushing, pass receiving and punt- and kickoff returns in Sunday's 34-27 loss to Miami Dolphins, breaking the record of yards set by Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears in 1966. "I would rather have had the Herron said. "But look at me. "I'm in one piece, aren't I? They said I couldn't do it, and I did. Mini-Mack, who gained his nickname during his Canadian Football League career with Winnipeg Blue Bombers, came out of Chicago's ghetto as a little guy, went to junior college and played two years at Kansas State. Then he was drafted by Atlanta Falcons but was offered such a small contract that he elected to sit out the 1970 season. He went to Canada to play with the Blue Bombers and was a CFL Western Conference all-star in 1971 and 1972, scoring 16 touchdowns and rushing for yards in his second year. He was also the conference nominee for the outstanding player award, losing in the final ballot to Carney Henley of Hamilton Tiger-Cats. A few months later Herron's football career appeared enderi Police raided his apartment in Winnipeg and he was arrested on charges of possession of il- licit drugs. Mack pleaded not guilty, but he was dropped quickly by the Blue Bombers, was waived through the CFL by the other eight teams, and returned to Chicago. "I was selling clothes in Chicago and didn't think I'd ever play Herron said. "Even when the Patriots called me I thought about it. I wasn't sure." However, coach Chuck Fairbanks, and his staff per- suaded Herron to give the NFL a shot. Herron signed, returned to Winnipeg and pleaded guilty to charges of possession of marijuana and cocaine. He was given a suspended sentence and fined reading a statement in court urging young people to stay away from drugs. Since that day, Oct. Mini-Mack's career has been on the upswing. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ac ace act WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W L T f Saskatoon ..17 7 7 163 Lethbridge ..16 13 2 140 Regina......15 14 2 128 Brandon.....12 17 5 138 Flin Flon......7 20 6 119 Winnipeg.....5 19 8 106 Western Division 24 7 3 213 16 9 17 11 15 11 11 11 .4 20 Victoria Med Hat.. Kamloops New West Edmonton Calgary 3 123 1 137 4 135 5 123 6 96 WORLD ASSOCIATION Canadian Division W L T F Toronto .....1811 1 139 Quebec .....16 11 0 113 Winnipeg ....14 11 1 109 Edmonton .13 8 0 81 Vancouver.. .11 13 1 77 Eastern Division N. England ..19 8 0 110 Cleve .......10 11 1 67 Chicago.....10 15 0 87 Indiana.......5 24 0 63 Western Division Houston.....19 10 0 131 ..14 12 ..12 12 ..11 15 ...8 19 San Diego Phoenix Minnesota Michigan 1 84 2 89 0 104 1 74 NATIONAL LEAGUE Patrick Division W L T F Phila 6 4 116 9 8 112 Islanders ....12 10 8 99 Atlanta.......13.14 5 86 Smythe Division Vancouver...19 8 5 121 Chicago.....13 13 3 102 St. Louis ...12 13 5 101 Minn........10 17 4 85 Kan City......5 21 3 71 Norris Division Montreal ___16 610 136 LA..........15 4 10 88 Pitts ........11 13 5 115 .......9 16 3 81 Wash .......3 24 4 72 Adam; Division Buffalo......21 e 5 150 Boston......17 7 6 141 Toronto ......8 15 6 94 Calif .........6 20 6 78 A Pts 113 41 134 34 128 32 170 29 186 20 180 18 124 51 100 35 112 35 114 34 113 27 152 14 A Pts 113 37 99 32 79 29 63 26 85 23 88 38 71 21 96 20 132 10 87 38 90 29 92 26 107 22 126 17 A Pts 66 44 94 32 83 32 94 31 89 43 80 29 106 29 123 24 128 13 97 42 56 40 106 27 114 21 169 10 104 47 87 40 114 22 138 18 ALBERTA JUNIOR W L Spruce Grove...... 19 9 Drurnheller 18 11 Calgary Red Deer.. Taber The Pass.. T F A Pts 0 156 117 38 0 139 132 36 0 184 120 34 0 126 119 32 0 187 174 28 0 79 209 0 17 9 16 11 14 17 0 27 AMERICAN CONFERENCE NFL Final Eastern Division W L T F A Pet. Miami.....11 3 0 327 216 .786 Buffalo.....9 5 0 264 244 .643 N. England .7 7 0 348 289 .500 NY Jets 7 7 0 279 300 .500 Bait........2 12 0 190 329 .143 Central Division Pitts ......10 3 1 305 189 .750 Cin ........7 7 0 283 259 .500 Houston 7 7 0 236 282 .500 Cleveland ..4 10 0 251 344 .286 Western Division Oakland 12 2 0 355 229 .857 Denver.....7 6 1 303 294 .536 Kan City___5 9 0 233 293 .357 San Diego 5, 9 0 212 285 .357 NATIONAL CONFERENCE Eastern Division W 10 10 T F A Pet 0 285 218 .714 0 320 196 .714 0 297 235 .571 0 242 217 0 195 299 .500 .143 St. LpuiS Dallas......8 Phila.......7 NY Giants 2 Central Division Minn......10 4 0 310 185 .714 Detroit .....7 7 0 256 270 .500 Green Bay 6 8 0 210 206 .429 Chicago'___4 10 .0 152 279 .286 Western Division LA ........10 4 0 263 181 .714 San Fran 6 8 0 226 236 .429 N. Orleans 5 9 0 166 263 .357 Atlanta.....3 11 0 111 271 .214 PLAYOFFS Saturday, Dec. 21 NFC Divisional St. Louis at Minnesota Miami at Oakland. 4 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 22 Buffalo at Pittsburgh Washington at Los Angeles Sunday, Dec. 29 Divisional championships, sites to be determined Sunday, Jan. 12 Super Bowl at New Orleans KRAHN HOMES ASTRO REALTY WINTER GAMES Jr. "B" Hockey Tournament LETHBRIDGE SPORTSPLEX DECEMBER 27-28 Times p.m. Dec. 29 Finals p.m. ELRICH TIRES LTD. Complete Ttre Sales and Service 402 1st Ave 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;