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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Dtctmber 1973 Book now lor your Easter Hawaiian Vacation For Ditalls Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CFNTne VILLAGE M4U PHONE Ut-3301 Herald- Sports Lowtr Tin at Shopping Mill AfttrU 321-7411 FILING a a STAN FISCHLER Five other Canadians given consideration Sandy Hawley Lou Marsh trophy winner Jacques Plante was right. There should be a maximum salary of in big league hockey. Period. The NHL Players Association and the assorted and sordid attorneys who have contaminated the sport have priced the game out of the average fan's reach. Which is tragic. What bothers me most of all are the demands that skaters keep making to have their contracts RE-NEGOTIATED up- ward. Where I come if you sign a you sign a contract and that's that. You're held to the terms of the contract until it But ever since these so-called hockey attorneys came all bets are off. Whenever a guy scores a hat it the attorney is on the phone trying to get his man more money'. That's for the birds. The Minnesota North Flubs and New York Rangers have proven that the more money a player the less he especially when the skater is on a long- term contract. There's one way to get even with these buck thirsty at- .torneys and greedy players. When they start the managers ought to get together with their agents and begin re- negotiating their contracts DOWN. we'll see how quick they shut up. If I had my I'd abolish the NHL Players' urge Al Eagleson to stay in law and keep out of hockey and return the balance of power back to the where it belongs. History has shown that when the NHL was an owners market and not a players' market we had a better brand of hockey than we have today with the stickhandlers calling the getting six-figure salaries and generally ruining the sport for the fans and themselves. The Vancouver Blazers may not outdraw the Vancouver Canucks but they certainly will get more if manager-coach Phil Watson keeps talking. As a matter of fact Watson has been talking ever since he skated for the New York Rangers when they last won The Stanley Cup in 1940. Phil likes to recall that one of his early goals in life was to become captain of the Rangers. was my said only the cap- tain is allowed to talk to the referee during the game and I had always wanted to talk to a referee. I learned to speak I learned the naughty words. So I could give it to him good in two the Rangers finally appointed him captain and in his first Watson committed an infraction. referee slapped me with a two minute penalty and I am mad. I skate back on the ice and get into a fistfight. The referee throws rne in the cooler for a five minute major penalty I know he can't do this to me because I am the captain and the captain is permitted to talk to the referee. I talked to him. Name of a He hits me with a ten minute misconduct penalty. adds up to 17 all because I am the captain who is allowed to talk to the referee. I do not like it. Worse Lester who coached the didn't like it either and Lester is the boss Lester got another for A Perfect Gift Exactly as shown in Black or Brown HARRA CALF Many other styles to choose from in slip ons and oxfords A Dack Classic means always tasteful and valuable CAMM'S SHOES 403-5th By GORDON GRANT CP Geoeral Sports Editor TORONTO Sandy Hawley. the record-breaking jockey from Whitby. has been awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's out- standing athlete. Hawley. 24. was chosen from a record 21 nominees submitted by the public and became the first jockey to win the named for the late sports editor of Toronto Star. Hawley was a unanimous choice of selectors with five other athletes given con- sideration in the final ballot- year's winner Phil world figure skating champion Karen boxer Clyde world water ski champion George Athans and jockey Ron Tur- cotte. really feel great about getting this said Hawley in a telephone inter- view from Md. makes the year all worth The hard-working Hawley still is campaigning at Laurel Race Track and will do so until the meet ends Jan. 3. It was at Laurel on Dec. 6 that he rode his 486th winner of the year and broke Bill Shoemaker's 20-year-old record of 485. Last Saturday he rode Charlie Jr. to a win in the fourth his 500th win this a mark un- precedented in turf history. But not content to take it easy with his New Year's resolution he rode three more winners on the card. Asked why he's continuing to ride now that he has the record and the he really love to ride. I only have a verbal agreement for here and where I'm go- ing when Laurel closes. as I 1 love In an earlier inter- always returns phone calls no matter how busy he said he thought he could win 515 or 520 races this suspen- sions or an He said he'll ride at also in until March 16 and then take a holiday. bad news for 'Canadian racing fans is that Hawley may do the bulk of his riding in California next year. depends on whether we get a bid to ride in Califor- nia. We liked the brief look we had of tracks like Santa but it's not definite whether we'll move there or return to Hawley rode most of his winners on Ontario Jockey Club leaving Greenwood Dec. 1 with 478 winners. The long-haired jockey who lives with his in has been on Three Feathers The light fantastic. Only Three Feathers blends the light.gentle taste of a four year old whisky with the mellow smoothness of an eight year old. For a light pi-ice. Sip the light fantastic. THREE Your assurance of quality horses and earned more than million in purses this year. Besides his wins he's finished second 330 times and brought home show money 284 times. Shoemaker set his 1953 record with 1.683 mounts. Many track experts say that Hawley must move to the United States to prove that he's a jockey in the class of Braulio Baeza and Laffitt Pincay Jr. The competition there is but they don't doubt Hawley can be a winner. worth five lengths to a he has such rapport with the said one track regular. There's no doubt that Hawley. North American riding champion for the third time in four could become one of the biggest winners of.all time. He rode 38 had four his first year. but in the next five This time he's second Phil 31-year-old high scoring centre with the Boston finished second in the balloting for the Lou Marsh trophy behind Sandy Hawley. It was a case of turnabout being fair play as Esposito bested Hawley in the balloting for Canada's top male athlete. The Marsh silverware is for the outstanding male or female. Rams' record best of Vikings work out indoors NEW YORK Los Angeles Rams will take the National Football League's best total offence and defence into their playoff game at Dallas Cowboys Sunday. The the National Conference West led the conference and league with 4.906 yards total offence and a defensive yield of final NFL statistics released today show. Oakland who clinched a playoff berth by winning the American Conference west title last Sun- the final day of the regular led the AFC with 4.773 yards total offence and yards total defence. Buffalo Bills of the with 0. J. Simpson gaining a record-breaking led the NFL in rushing offence with a record yards. Los Angeles led the NFC with 2.925. Philadelphia Eagles of the NFC was the league's team passing champion with while Denver Broncos led the AFC with Los Angeles was best in the league against the allow- ing yards. Oakland topped the AFC with Miami Dolphins of the AFC. allowed the fewest passing 1.290. while Atlanta Falcons were first in the allowing 1.430. Bud stoic coach of Minnesota was philosophical Wednesday about his team's trip to Oklahoma to avoid the snow and practice for Satur- day's game against Washington Redskins. Eastern Oklahoma received between two and three inches of snow Wednesday. So the Vikings went over to International Petroleum Ex- hibition Hall to work out on a concrete surface slicked by a recent coating of oil. The rubber cleats squeaked and slid as the players went through their assignments in slow motion. After about 80 minutes. Grant called it a day. accomplished something indoors Grant said. block- ing assignments were set and we worked against the Washington On the way back from the one of the team buses got hung up on ice. Eight players and two assis- tant coaches pushed the bus and the three cars which were stuck ahead of the bus. looks like we didn't go quite far enough Grant said. weather made us feel right at WESTAR HOCKEY STICKS... In Wwtam Canada Hit. Alberta DMnDutto by Grib-Low Enterprises Bert Cyeto Lid. till md Ltd. OotochM Ski Haul Ltd. Grant hoped that he could -use Skelly Stadium today after the snow is swept away to wind up their three days of Tulsa workouts. Junior Olympics EDMONTON The first Canadian Junior Olympic Games will be held here Aug. it was announced jointly Wednesday by the Canadian Olympic Association and the 'Royal Bank of Canada. The 1974 Games are also ex- pected to give the city a dry run in its preparations as host for the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Cost of the es- timated at will be borne primarily by the spon- sor with additional contributions from the federal and provincial governments and various sports feder- ations. cities made strong said COA's junior Olympic Russell Edmonton clearly demonstrated the city's ability to handle the Games by virtue of its lacilities. technical ex- financial backing and community Eight Olympic events- track and swim- gym- wrestling and water up the most of which will be held on the University of Alberta ramnuc full years he outpaced Shoe- maker's first five years. Hawley had 1.901 winners in 1969-1973 while Shoemaker was aboard The selectors in the Lou Marsh Trophy Jim sports editor of Toronto Milt Star columnist. Jim sports editor of the Globe and Mail. George sports editor of Toronto Gordon general sports editor of The Canadian and Harry an advertising executive. Russia friendly again TORONTO The Soviet Union and National Hockey League are back on hockey-speaking terms but NHL president Clarence Campbell is convinced tran- satlantic discussions involving top-flight clubs will remain at a standstill until Iron Curtain countries decide the Inter- national Ice Hockey Federa- tion has-outlived its usefulness. Campbell blames the its president Bunny Ahearne in with upsetting a planned schedule of games this year between two Soviet clubs and the NHL. The Russians claimed they wanted tax concessions on the they would receive for the eight games played in the United States. The request was refused and the tour was off. they'd know about that well in Campbell said during a visit here this week. convinced it was a problem which could have been Campbell and Alexander chief of hockey in the U.S.S.R.. met recently in Montreal to patch up their differences. other thing was the real I'm the NHL president the other thing being the IIHF's demand for a percentage of all television money aenved from the exhibition tour before it would be sanctioned. The NHL vetoed the de- mand and the Soviet hockeyists backed off. told the Russians we don't propose to enter into any further agreements until they can be and can assure us. that they'll be able to Campbell said. He implied that until the Soviets can assert their independence from Aheame they won't have another op- portunity to take on the NHL teams. the world cham- pionships have become a com- petition among Communist nations and therefore not what they profess to be at Campbell noting that the defection of a number of Swedes to professional ranks had eliminated the last of the contending western nations. terms of the tournaments aren't going to help the Russians any more. And the tournaments are going to lose their drawing Campbell wasn't prepared to say whether Gresko agreed with his theories. Nor did he say what was decided upon as the next step in getting the world's two major hockey powers together again. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL Eail W Boston 21 Montreal .18 Toronto ___ 15 NY Rangers .13 Buffalo r L T F 4 3 134 7 4 100 11 6 109 9 9 115 13 3 101 16 3 99 16 9 70 16 6 68 Division L T F 7 4 81 5 10 97 10 6 82 12 6 76 14 7 87 17 5 83 16 4 75 22 3 Pta 73 45 75 40 88 36 96 35 97 31 132 27 97 19 99 18 A Pti 46 38 54 38 73 32 84 32 101 25 104 23 106 22 126 Detroit 12 NY Islanders 5 Vancouver 6 Wait W Phila Chicago St. Louis ..13 Minnesota Los Ang Pitts. Califor 9 9 9 GAP B......... 34 32 66 B 17 34 51 B 21 23 44 Mm....... 21 18 39 Buf..... 20 18 38 1 New Eng Quebec Toronto Cleveland Chicago N W 19 16 15 14 13 L 11 15 17 12 12 T 1 3 3 4 2 118 125 123 96 94 I 98 110 115 97 95 39 35 33 32 28 24 1 Edm Houston Minn 16 35 Winnipeg LA Vancouver 14 13 20 0 99 125 26 24 KM SIOIIKS National Buffalo 2 Chicago 2 Toronlo 5 California 3 Minnesota 4 Atlanta 2 St Louis 3 Los Angeles 1 World Houston 10 Winnipeg 0 Minnesota 4 Vancouver 2 New England 4 Edmonton 2 American Hershey 7 Richmond 1 Providence 7 Jacksonville 2 Virginia 1 New Haven 1 Central Omaha 3 Albuquerque 3 Western Seattle 8 Denver 6 Portland 5 Phoenix 3 International Des Momes 2 MusKegon 2 Columbus 4 Fort Wayne 0 Southern Charlotte 4 Winston-Salem 1 Saskatchewan Junior Melville 8 Regma Pats 4 B C Junior Chiliiwack 7 Merntt 3 Exhibition Moscow 6 Thunder Bay USHL 6 HVSKI.TIIM.I. NBA Atlanta 107 New York 105 Seattle 124 Houston 118 Detroit 89 Chicago 87 K.C.-Omaha 106 Cleveland 92 Philadelphia 101 Phoenix 98 ABA San Antonio 107 Virginia 100 Carolina 111 Memphis 90 New York 83 Kentucky 82 Indiana 104 Utah 88 San Diego 118 Denver 113 JUNIOR 'B' HOCKEY DEC. 20 P.M. HENDERSON LAKE ICE CENTRE LETHBRIDGE Y's MEN'S NATIVE SONS vs BROOKS Everyone ;