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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta -Monday, Duccmbor 21, 1970 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD 13 SUGAR RAY ROBINSON KINSMEN DINNER GUEST DeHeer explodes in juvenile play The Lethbridge Warriors had no problems in disposing two visiting Medicine Hat clubs in Southern Alberta Juvenile Hock- ey League action over the weekend. Salurday night the locals bounced the Medicine Hat Mc- Millan Wheelers 11-4 and con- tinued then- scoring spree Sun- day afternoon clobbering the Medicine Hat Huskies 16-1. In Saturday nights encounter the Warriors led by Ross Walker's and Jack DeHeer's three-goal performances were never in doubt of a victory as they maintained period scores of 3-1 and 5-2. Other Warrior marksmen were Larry Marchuk with two goals while Bob Turner, Nie Kristjanson and Ken Hammer- stedt added singles. For the Wheelers Rick Frieze popped in Ihree goals while teammate Ken Sen- managed a singleton. The Warriors continued Sun- day with their potent attack with Jack Delleer leading the way with five big goals against tiie Huskies. Miles Shaw, Bob Turner and Dwaync Glasier added to the lop-sided score with two goals each while Allan Marchuk, Neil Kristjanson, Ross Walker, Ken Hammerstedt, and Larry Mar- chuk notched a goal apiece. For the Huskies Reg Martens averted the shutout with a first period goal. In another Southern Alberta Juvenile League game, Medi- cine Hat downed Lethbridge Elks 4-1, Marty Maxwell scored the lone goal for the Elks with David Mayer count- ing twice for the Gas City. Singletons went to Jim Larson and Tom Wray. One of boxing's truly greats to visit Lcthbiidgc Sugar Ray Robinson headlines dinner The Lcthbridge Kinsmen Club has landed a sporting gem for their 18th annual Sportsman's Dinner at the Exhibition Pavilion Febru- ary G. Announcement was made today thai Sugar Ray Robin- son, considered by many of the experts the greatest fighter who ever lived, pound for pound, will be one- of the headlincrs at the affair. Robinson is the third guest announced for the dinner, joining master of ceremonies Ernie Afaganis and well- known American League um- pire Tom Gorman at the head table. A number of other celebrities from the sports world will be an- nounced in the days to come. Robinson, of course, needs absolutely no introduction. He is as famous for his ac- complishments in boxing as Willie Mays is to baseball, Johnny Longden to horse racing or, another former Kinsmen guest, Jesse Owens is to track and field. According to the record book, Robinson fought 202 times professionally, winning 109 bouts via the knockout route. He won the middleweight championship of the world five limes in a career that spanned 25 years. Between and 1851 he won 91 con- secutive fights and some of his battles rank as among the greatest lights of all lime. Fans will undoubtedly re- call his last fight with Jake LaMotta, who spoke at the Kinsmen dinner three years ago as well as his encount- ers with Carmen Basilio, still another former Kinsmen guest, Gene Fullmer, another Kinsmen guest of not so long ago, and Bobo Olson. S'ugar Ray was fighter of the year in 1951 and was ad- mitted to boxing's hall of fame in 1967. Robinson is now actively engaged in show business with movie and several tele- vision shows to his credit. Kinsmen officials are elated over acquiring Robin- son for the dinner. "We feel he's one of the biggesl names we've ever had and confi- dent that he will prove to be one of the biggest attrac- tions we've ever had in the history of the dinner." Tickets arc now on sale at Dover's Cigar Store in down- town Lcthbridge or they may be obtained from any mem- ber of the Kinsmen Club. A special door prize this year will include a trip to Van- couver for a National Hockey League game featuring the Canucks. Bndns continue to roll merrily along maple Leafs extesid winning streak to six games W FOR THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHING W GIVE A PAIR OF GENUINE GOATSKIN ff APRES fit fill SKJ BOOT lined real sheepskin. I SEE OUR WINDOWS BENEFIT SHOES LTD. 615 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-7300 OPitN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY Till 9 P.M. Shardlow sparkplug in victory By THE CANADIAN' PIIESS Brandon Wheat Kings be- came the giant-killers and Flin Flon Bombers the determined underdogs during the weekend in the hotly-contested Eastern Division of the Western Can- ada Hockey League. The Wheat Kings held on for a narrow 5-4 victory over divi- sion-] e a d i n g Estevan Bruins Sunday and tlie Bombers beat Winnipeg Jets 7-3 Saturday and Sunday to move into sec- ond place. Edmonton Oil Kings remain- ed firmly on top of Ilic West- ern Division but they had to come from behind for their C-5 win over Swift Current Broncos Sliiiuiiy iiighl. Regina Pats got five goals within 15 minutes for a 7-5 vic- lory over Saskatoon Blades Sunday End Estevan trounced Medicine Hat Tigers 9-3 Satur- day night. Flin Flon's (wo victories move d them three points ahead of Winnipeg and five be- hind Estevan. Gene Can-..and Dave Shard- low led Uic Bombers Saturday in Flin Flon with two goals :ach while Ray Butterworth, Chuck Arnason and Al Hillicr added one each. Al Sim- nons snored twice for Winni- peg and Gerry- Butler once. By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Staff Writer Punch Imlach, the sage of Buffalo Sabres, was rapped re- cently on the ground that his writing in a syndicated column might cause embarrassment to Toronto Maple Leafs. But after the weekend, Imlach might even consider re-editing the script he had penned ear- lier. His Buffalo club was stopped twice by the Leafs, 2-0 at Toronto Salurday and 4-2 in Buffalo Sunday. The victories extended Toron- to's winning streak to six, tbree at the expense of the punchless Sabres, and moved them to within two points of fourth-place Vancouver Canucks in the Na- tional Hockey League's East Di- vision. Boston Bruins and New York Rangers at the top of the East Division had double victories during the weekend while Chi- cago Black Hawks padded their lead in the West. The Bruins throttled West Di- vision opponents, winning 7-1 over S'c. Louis Blues Saturday and 7-2 against Minnesota North Stars Sunday as John McKenzie went on a five-goal scoring spree. Tlie Bruins' eight-game win streak is their longest in at least 20 years. The Rangers dumped Vancou- ver 5-1 Sunday al home after a 5-3 win against the North Stars Saturday in Bloomington, Minn. BEAT WINGS Expansion teams took the measure of Detroit Red Wings at the expense of rookie goal- tenders Don McLeod and Jim Rutherford. McLeod was in goal Saturday as Pittsburgh Pen- guins hung a 9-1 shellacking on the Wings, then shared duty with Rutherford Sunday during a 7-3 loss to California Golden Seals. Chicago nipped Pittsburgh 2-1 on third-period goals by Pit Martin and Bobby Hull to ex- tend their winning streak on home ice to 13 games and move nine points ahead of St. Louis Los Angeles Kings drubbed Montreal Canadiens 7-1 to snap their winless streak at 11 in an- other Sunday game. The Kings were held to a 2-2 tie by Philadelphia Saturday. Tuesday, New York visits Buffalo and Chicago is at Oak- land against the Golden Seals. NHL president Clarence Campbell took Imlach, Buffalo's I general manager and coach, to task recently for his journalistic efforts. Leaf president Stafford Smythe, whn fired Inilach Hi years ago, had complained that the Sabres' leader had under- mined Toronto players with his writings which appear in a To- ronto newspaper. SEES GOOD FINISH Earlier in the season, Imlach, noted during his 10 seasons with the Leafs as a great prophet, promised that his club would finish ahead of Toronto in the standings. The Leafs were making his forecast'look good. They floun- dered with Buffalo near or in the division cellar until their currenl six-game spree carried Ihem to within two points of Vancouver who, like Buffalo, are in the first NHL season. Dave Kcon, the Leafs' veteran centre and captain, scored the winner Saturday and the go-a- head goal Sunday as the Sabres, as Ihey oflen do, floundered in the latlcr stages, Jacques Plante registered his 7511) car- eer shutoul. in Saturday's game, turning aside 24 shots. McKenzie, the one-time cow- boy fiom Kantoji, Alia., scored three Staday while team-mate Phil Esposifo added two, mak- ing him the league's first 30- goal scorer this year. The North Stars opened the scoring and held a 2-1 lead before the Bruins stormed into the lead with Es- posito and McKenzie leading the blitz. SCOKE TWO IvU'll unbeaten string on home ice to 1C, tallied three times in a SVi- minute stretch in the second pe- riod Sunday to break their game open. Pete Stemkowski, Ron Stc'ivart and Bob Nevin were the Ranger marksmen. The Rangers, with 47 points and two behind Boston in the East Division race, were nurs- ing only a 4-3 lead against Min- nesota Saturday night until Jean Ratcllc. who scored two earlier goals, fed Nevin in the slot for the insurance score. The Hicke brothers, Bill and Ernie, scored two each in Cali- fornia's barrage against De- troit's rookie goaltenders who have been pushed into the breach since a head injury to Hoy Edwards placed him on the sidelines for at least two weeks. Both McLeod and Rutherford got into Sunday's game, but McLeod absorbed Saturday night's Penguin barrage as Glen Bather and rookie Greg Polls scored two each. It was the most goals ever scored by a Pittsburgh club and while Pulford had lour assists. the biggest margin of victory since the team joined the NHL in 1SC7. The Kings' win over Montreal was sparked by Doug Robinson, Los Angeles had not beaten the Canadiens since Dec. 2, their first year in the league. In 13 games against their Ross Lonsberry and Bob Pul-1 East Division rivals since that ford and ended a win drought time, the Kings had managed that began Nov. 25.' Robinson and Lonsberry scored two each only two ties. Gord Labossiere's goal with remaining in the game Sat- urday pulled the Kings, sixth in the West Division, into a tie with Philadelphia but enabled the Flyers to move into a third- place tie with Minnesota. DALEY ON THE JOB Buffalo goalie Joe Daley blocks a wicked drive from the stick of Toronto's Dave Keon during Sunday's National league game in Buffalo. The Leafs also won over Buffalo Saturday lo extend their winning streak to six straight. VaiixhaU posts close hoop win In Southwest "B" Boys Bas- ketball League action Saturday night the Vauxhall Vikings fought back from a 13 point deficit at half time to edge the Milk River Comets 66-62. Garry Gillespie led the Vik- ings attack once again hooping 25 pouits while Wayne Stickel a consistent scorer sunk 16. For the Comets Len Thielcn managed 18 points in a losing cause. The Catholic Central Cougars playing in the Southern Alberta "A" Boys Basketball League tangled Kate Andrews High School of Coaldale and went home with a decisive 53-27 vic- tory. Kate Andrews cljssed in "B'1 Boys competition kept up the Cougars in the first quarter, but couldn't hold down their oppon- ents offensive attack. The Cougars who shot M per- cent from the field had all but one player to hit the score- sheet. John Dudas hit tbe double figures for the Cougars netting 10 points while Lyle Galant swished nine For the Coaldale club Ed Nedza managed eight points in a losing cause. Cougars hold slim one-point lead Kings split in two meetings More sport on page 14 The Lethbridge Sugar Kings were on Ihe road this weekend and came home with two out of a possible four points but still hold down third spot in the Alberta Junior Hockey League At .St. Louis Salurday, Me- Kcnzie and Wayne Caslnnan each notched two goals in a rough encounter in which the Bruins opened a 5-0 lead before ex-Bruin Jim Lorenz put Ihc Blues on Ihe Scoreboard. The Rangers, who ran their. Saturday evening the Kings were on the right track as they dumped the Ponoka Stamped CTS 6-3 while Sunday afternoon the locals received the short end of a G-3 score against th Red Deer Rustlers. In Ponoka S'aturday night th< host club took a 1-0 first perioi lead, but the Kings rallied in Ihe second and third periods I salt away the victory. About 250 fans saw Rand: Andreachuk, Gary Paskuski Dave George, Lanny McDonalc ami George McCrea tally fo the Kings while Doug Silver n a g 1 Marcel Comeau am Gvan McPhedran reply for Ihe Stamps. John Davidson 'handled 28 shots in tlie Kings net and Jerri rhomus was called upon to save 20 for Ponoka. The Kings took 12 penalties including a 10-minute miscon- duct to McCrea while Ponoka received eight minor penalties. Sunday afternoon 951 Red Deer fans watched Dwaync Bolowy and Mickey Girard sink the Sugar Kings with two goal performances. Tlie Rustlers scored two un- answered goals in the second and out-scored the Kings 2-1 in the third period after a 2-2 first period lie. Archie McLennan, Randy An- dreachuk and Lanny McDonald replied for the Kings while Lorhe Bartell and Leo McDou- gall rounded out the Husllcrs markers. Red Deer took nine of is minor penalties and one of two majors while outshooting the local club 31-23 including 14-3 in the first period. In other league action over the weekend the Calgary Mount Royal Cougars had their ups- and-downs as they dropped a 5-4 verdict to the Edmonton Movers Saturday night and came back Sunday to dump the Edmonton Maple Leafs 4-2 Sunday. The two points allowed the Cougars to maintain a slim one point edge over the Red Deer club who won their only scheduled league game. Ross Barros paced the Ed- monton Movers as he rammed in the tying and winning goals late in the third period for the hard-fought victory over the Cougars. The Movers held a slim 2-1 lead over the visiting club, but watched the Cougars tie the contest 3-3 going into the third period. Bob Sidney, Ernie Griffith and Bob Cutler aided the Mov- ers cause with a goal apiece. For the Cougars Doug Blaney banged in two while Darreil Goss and Al Pollock managed singletons. In Sunday's encounter Hendrickjson scored twice to j s; help Ihe Cougars drop the I jj Maple Leafs. The Cougars took a 1-0 lead after the first period and scored two more in the second enroute to Darreil Goss and Doug Dun- bar each added a goal to com- plete the Calgary scoring. For the Leafs Keith Mackie and Dale Bowler replied with one each. WRESTLING TONIGHT! P.M. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM ABDUUAH vs URSUS 5 Exciting Bouti 52, 51.50 Bulls surge to victory in pro basketball action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cleveland Cavaliers, who ha- ven't beaten a National Basket- ball Association Club yet, were was Baltimore 134, Boston 128: Cincinnati Milwaukee 110; New York 98, Chicago 87, Los Angeles 116, Atlanta 104; San !iego 113, Portland 103; Phija- on their way Sunday night I delphia 108, San Francisco 99: against Chicago Bulls with a Seattle 135. Phoenix 131 and four-point lead at the half. Cleveland 123, Buffalo 112. Then it was the same old cllct Walker scored 12 points lory as the Bulls surged to a j Jerry Sloan chipped in with let Santa tr.fidtrn if hut sentiment if old-fashioned, Mill, Worm greetings end for your ioyoiiy. 16-103 win. Elsewhere ill the NBA, New York Knicks beat Phoenix Suns 33-1 IS: ,M il waukcc Bucks rounccd Buffalo Braves 131- 01; Detroit Pistons whipped Cincinnati Royals 136-132 in two ivcrtimes; San Diego Rockets cppled Seattle Super Sonics 10-108 and Philadelphia out- lasted Portland Trail Blazers in overtime. Ill Die NBA Salurday night, it 11 in the third period to help Chicago shoot back from the I four-point halftime deficit. j The Bulls hit 15 of 27 first' quarter shots to take a 32-18 lead, then went flat in the sec- ond period as Cleveland steadily it built its lead behind John War- ren. Then Walker and Sloan look over in the second half. i< Walker wound up willi points -nd Sloan had 17. 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