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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 THE LETH3RIDQE HERALD Thurtdey, December LAS VEGAS FUN FEST 4 davs, 3 nights accomodatlon. U drive for 48 hours. Return Airfare Great Falls, Las Vegas via Frontier Air- lines only ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Villcgt Mill 321-3201 WCHL All-Stars will have to skate By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor The cream of the crop in the Western Canada Hockey League will gather in Lethbridge sometime Saturday to prepare for their first meeting with the national junior team. Lethbridge, and its beautiful new Sportsplex, will play host to the Czech-WCHL All-Star team encounter Sunday evening at seven o'clock. "We selected Lethbridge as the host city for the first game because of its facilities and also to thank them for the support they have given the WCHL and in particular the said league president Ed Chynoweth today. "It will be a once in a lifetime experience for a good many he added. "We would like to see them hanging from the rafters." The Czechs and All-Stars will play one other game in the South Monday evening in Medicine Hat. Sunday and Monday's games will serve as a warm-up for the All-Stars before they travel to Winnipeg for a 10- day international tournament. In Winnipeg the WCHL club will take part in a six- team affair featuring the Czechs, Russia, U.S.A., Finland and Sweden. Lethbridge and Southern Alberta hockey fans will be treated to a game such as fans in Winnipeg will see during the tourney. Tickets for the game are on sale daily at the Sportsplex from one to five o'clock. "I really don't know how you would describe a game such as said Chynoweth from his Saskatoon office. "It will be just great." Junior hockey is always a treat to watch as it is probably faster than professional hockey Chynoweth feels. "Any international hockey I have he said, "has always been exciting and well played." This time around should be no exception as the Czech team is made up of players currently being groomed for their national team which will take part in the 1976 Winter Olympics The WCHL team will be made up of the best of 12 teams. "We have decided that two players from each team will form the says Chynoweth. "That way no one club will be weakened any more than the other." Chynoweth could get an argument there. The Broncos will be without the services of Bryan Trottier and Brian Sutler for three games due to the International event. At present Trottier is second in the WCHL scoring race while Sutler is third. However, the WCHL has long been one of the finest junior leagues in the world. If Trottier and Sutler can help make them even better, then it is a fealher in our caps. Chynoweth feels Ihe All-Slars have a very good chance in the tournament, but they will have to skale their proverbial bulls off. Hockey at this level is the best Chynoweth has ever seen. He just hopes the WCHL juniors are up to their best when they take part. Selects triumph MONCTON, NB (CP) Moscow Selects outskaled Nova Scolia Voyageurs of the American Hockey League for a 5-3 win in international ex- hibition hockey Wednesday nighl The win was the second in as many nighls for the Selects over the Voyageurs and gave the visitors a 6-1 won-lost record in their Canadian tour. Scoring for the Russians were Vladimir Repnjov, Kon- stanin Klimov, Vladimir Dev- jatov, Alexander Lochnov and Zelmut Baldens Gordie MacTavish scored two and Mike Busniuk added the other for the Voyageurs, who led 2-1 after the first period but trailed 3-2 after the second and were oulshot 26-25. End-lo-end rushes, goal- mouth scrambles and the usual crisp Soviet passing made the game a complete reversal in form from Ihe chippy, sluggish malch in Halifax Tuesday that Moscow won 4-2 Goaltenders Victor Krivolafov and Eddie Walsh were both called on to make many lough saves and won frequenl bursts of applause from the fans Specialists in all types of Engines ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT BEGRINDING WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre CUSTOM ENGINE PARTS LTD, 1605 3rd Avenue South Phone 328-81 The Herald- Sports LETNMME OFFICE FUHNITURE LTD. Lower 7th Street Shopping Mell Phono (403) mm MACHINES ALOUETTES CELEBRATE GREY CUP VICTORY Regina Pats finish in runner-up role Alouettes Canada's number one team L nT A YlhTTC By IAN MacLAINE THE CANADIAN PRESS Monlreal Alouettes are like an old wouldn't want to be seen in public with them but they're so comfort- able to have around. The 1974 Grey Cup cham- pions, plagued by dismal fan support in a facility ill-dis- guised as a football stadium, may be No. 3 in the hearts of Montreal sports fans but they're No 1 in the estima- lion of Canadian sports writers and broadcaslers. Voting in Ihe annual Cana- dian Press year-end poll, they chose the Als as Ihe learn of Ihe year by a wide margin. The Memorial Cup cham- pion Regina Pals finished sec- ond in Ihe voling wilh Team Canada 74 a close Ihird. The Als received 23 firsl place voles, 17 seconds and seven Ihirds for 110 poinls bas- ed on a 3-2-1 value The Pals, Canadian junior hockey champions, collected 56 points and Team Canada, wilh a' surprisingly slrong show againsl Ihe Soviet na- tional hockey team, collected 49 The Regina hockey club, which survived a three-team round-robin series againsl Ihe champions from Ihe Ontario Hockey Association Major Junior A series and Ihe Que- bec Major Junior Hockey League, added Ihe Canadian title to its Western Canada crown The Pats' efforts won them seven first-place votes, 11 sec- onds and 13 thirds while Team Canada, while winning only one and tying three of its eight-game series with the Russians, picked up nine firsts, seven seconds and eight thirds The Als can find some con- solation in finishing atop the team-of-the-year poll, even though one Grey Cup championship victory over Edmonton responsible for putting them there They beal out two city ri- vals for fan baseball Expos, 1973's team of the year who finished fourth this time, and theCanadiensof Ihe National Hockey Leaghe who weren't even mentioned in the voting. The Expos, contender in the National League's Easl Divi- sion race for mosl of Ihe sea- son before fading in the clos- ing weeks, earned 45 points on Ihe slrenglh of five firsts, 10 seconds and 10 Ihirds. Peterborough PCOs, unde- feated in two years as Cana- dian junior lacrosse cham- pions, took fifth place in the Seven Vikings on NFC squad NEW YORK (AP) Min- nesota's Cenlral Division- champion Vikings placed seven players, most for any team, on the National Foot- ball Conference Pro Bowl squad announced Wednesday. The NFL team will meet a team from the American Con- ference in the National Foot- ball League's Pro Bowl game at Miami's Orange Bowl, Monday, Jan. 20. Five of the Vikings running back Chuck Foreman, offensive tackle Ron Vary, defensive end Carl Eller, defensive tackle Alan Page and safety Paul be in the NFC starting lineup. The other Minnesota players on the squad are quarterback Fran Tarkenton and wide receiver John Gilliam. Joining Foreman in the One-Stop Holiday Shop starting offensive backfield is quarterback Jim Hart of St. Louis Cardinals, running back Lawrence McCulcheon of Los Angeles Rams and wide receivers Charley Taylor of Washington Redskins and Drew Pearson of Dallas Cow- boys. The tighl end is Philadelphia Eagles' Charles Young. Besides Yary, the offensive line has Rayfield Wright of Dallas at the other tackle, Green Bay Packers' Gale Gillmgham and Tom Mack of Los Angeles at the guards and Jeff Van Note of Atlanta Falcons at cenlre. On defence, Allanta's Claude Humphrey and Merlin Olsen of Los Angeles join Page and Eller on the front line The linebackers will be Ted Hendncks of Green Bay, Philadelphia's Bill Bergey and Chris Hanburger of Washington wilh Krause, Washinglon's Ken Houston, Roger Werhh of St. Louis and Green Bay's Willie Buchanan in the defensive secondary. voting with 21 points, followed by Edmonton with 18. Also regarded highly by the writers and broadcasters were Otlawa Rough Riders, nine; Universily of Western Ontario Mustangs, eight; and Barne Flyers and the 1974 Com- monwealth Games team, six each The Riders finished second to Montreal in the Eastern Football Conference. They were third in Ihe balloting a year ago after winning the Grey Cup. The Mustangs upset Univer- sity of Toronto in Ihe national intercollegiate foolball final, winning Iheir second College Bowl title in five years. Barrie notched Ihe Cana- dian senior hockey champion- ship while Ihe Commonwealth Games team was surprisingly strong at Christchurch, New Zealand, particularly in Ihe lesser-known evenls such as wreslhng, weighllifting, shooting. The Als have been poor cousins in Montreal's sport scheme for more than a dec- before Ihe Expos because Ihey have been without an ade- quate stadium. They've alternated in recent years between the far removed from the cily core wilh a fan sighlline far removed from Ihe arena's McGill Sladium, which offers liltle or no park- ing facilities Sam Berger, wbo brought the team and a subsequent Canadian Football League championship in 1970, has lost millions trying to keep the franchise active and reason- ably solvent until 1976 when Ihe Als are scheduled lo move into an Olympic Sladium, now under construc- tion. Gary Hull fined RED DEER (CP) Gary Hull, coach of Taber Golden Suns, has been fined for harassing officials during a game in Taber last Saturday, the Alberta Junior Hockey League announced today. Earlier this week Hull received a fine for "displaying no control over his team" during a brawl which prematurely ended a game Dec. 10 in Taber between the Golden Suns and the Pass Red Devils, the an- nouncement said. Hull, younger brother of Bobby Hull of Winnipeg Jets and Dennis Hull of Chicago Black Hawks, was ejected from the game last Saturday early in the second period for directing abusive language at the officials and he later con- tinued his attack, the league said. Bill Ramsden, then coach of the Red Devils, and the club's manager Dick Koentges were also fined each as a result of the brawl, the league said. The Pass players Bruce Wallace, Rob Hall and Dallas Ellerby were handed one-, two- and three game suspen- sions respectively. Mike Panteluk of Taber was also suspended for Ihree games. Ramsden has since been replaced as coach by John Chapman. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES I Saskatoon Lethbndge Regina Brandon Flm Flon Winnipeg WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W L T F 18 7 7 171 14 2 14 2 16 16 12 7 6 142 132 18 5 140 20 6 119 19 8 113 Victoria Kamloops Med Hdt New West Edmonton Calgary Western Division 24 18 16 15 12 4 8 3 215 11 1 142 9 3 128 13 4 144 11 5 133 20 6 96 A 115 43 142 34 130 34 177 29 186 20 182 20 128 51 114 37 100 35 129 34 120 29 152 14 WORLD ASSOCIATION Canadian Division W L T F A Pts. Toronto 18 12 1 140 116 37 Quebec 18 11 0 124 102 36 Winnipeg 15 12 1 114 85 31 Edmonton 13 9 0 83 70 26 Vancouver 12 14 1 83 92 25 Eastern Division New Eng 19 8 1 112 90 39 Cleveland 10 12 1 70 79 21 Chicago 10 16 0 88 102 20 Indianapolis 5 25 0 65 135 10 Western Division ALBERTA JUNIOR A L Spruce Grove Drumheller Calgary Red Deer Taber The Pass 19 9 18 11 17 9 16 11 14 17 0 27 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 Houston San Diego Phoenix Minnesota Michigan WHA LEADERS 20 10 0 138 89 40 15 12 1 92 93 31 13 12 2 94 95 28 11 15 0 104 107 22 8 19 2 76 128 18 NATIONAL LEAGUE Patrick Division W L T F APIs. Phila 20 6 4 116 66 44 Rangers 13 9 8 119 94 34 Islanders 12 12 8 105 94 32 Atlanta 13 15 5 89 99 31 Smythe Division Vancouver 20 8 5 125 91 45 Chicago 14 13 3 109 85 31 St Louis 13 13 5 109 110 31 Minnesota 10 18 4 85 130 24 Kansas City 5 22 3 71 134 13 Norris Division Montreal 17 6 10 140 100 44 Los Angeles .16 410 94 56 42 Pittsburgh 11 14 5 119 112 27 Detroit 9 17 3 86 121 21 Washington 3 25 4 74 173 10 Adams Division Buffalo 22 6 5 153 106 49 Boston 18 7 6 146 90 42 Toronto 9 15 6 100 118 24 California 6 21 6 81 142 18 G A Pts. 29 23 52 22 26 48 17 28 45 14 26 40 14 26 40 10 30 40 25 14 39 25 12 37 19 18 37 Gaylord Perry signs with Tribe Lounge and venng Wear Style 629 tSS.OO Style 630 mtRLE noRmfln (5> COSmETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phone 328-1525 CLEVELAND (AP) Pitcher Gaylord Perry, former American League Cy Young award winner, signed a two year contracl Wednes- day with Cleveland Indians. Terms of the pact were not announced but il was believed lhal it included a substantial salary increase. The 36-year-old righl- hander said lasl season lhal he would npt sign unless he gol more lhan team-mate Frank Robinson, who later was named manager of the In- dians. However, in announc- ing Tuesday at his home in Williamston, N.C., thai he had agreed lo terms with the Tribe, Perry said: "This is a contract I can live with." Announcement of Perry's signing came following a 45- minute news conference where General Manager Phil Seghi said he was happy to have the ace pitcher under contract. Perry came to the Indians from San Francisco Giants prior to the 1972 baseball season and won the Cy Young Award in his first American League season, when he com- piled a 24-16 record. He got his fourth 20-victory season wilh a 21-13 record in 1974. He also led the Indians' pitching staff in almost every category while finishing se- cond in the American League in earned-run average, 2.51, and complete games, 28; third in innings pitched, 322, and fourth in strikeouts, 216. Perry won 15 games in a row in 1974 after losing the season opener. He and his older brother, Jim, have a total of 409 major- league victories, the most ever recorded by a brother combination in baseball history. Jim, also a former Cy Young Award winner, had a 17-12 record with the Indians in 1974. NHL LEADERS Orr, Bos Esposito Bos Perreault, But Robert, But Lafleur. Mtl Martin, Buf Clarke, Pha Dionne, Det Mahovhch, Mtl linger, SL G A Pit. 21 37 58 26 30 56 21 30 51 22 23 45 21 24 45 21 23 44 10 34 44 16 27 43 13 29 42 18 21 39 Hull, Wpg Bernier. due Lund, Hou Dillon, Tor Lacroix. SO Nilsson, Wpg Hughes, Hou Simpson, Tor Walton, Minn HOCKEY SCORES NHL NY Rangers 7 Minnesota 0 Buffalo 3 NY Islanders 2 Montreal 4 California 3 Toronto 6 Pittsburgh 4 Chicago 7 Detroit 5 Los Angeles 6 Kansas City 0 WHA Phoenix 5 Vancouver 3 Quebec 5 Winnipeg 1 AHL Virginia 6 Syracuse 1 Richmond 7 Baltimore 1 CHL Omaha 4 Oklahoma City 1 Denver 8 Tulsa 4 North American Philadelphia 6 Johnstown 5 Mohawk Valley 5 Bmghamton 3 Long Island 8 Maine 1 Exhibition Moscow Selects 5 Nova Scotia AHL 3 Canada Kamloops 5 New Westminster 2 BASKETBALL SCORES NBA Boston 131 Philadelphia 99 Seattle 100 Detroit 97 Washington 113 New Orealns 90 ABA Virginia 112 Memphis 86 Kentucky 110 St Louis 94 Indiana 128 San Antonio 122 San Diego 113 Utah 99 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. ire ales 402 lit AVI. 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;