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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LAS VEGAS FUN FE9T 4 days, 3 nights accomodatlon. U drive for 48 hours. Return Airfare Great Falls, Las Vegas via Frontier Air- lines only ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall ____________Phone 326-3201 Third Section Pat Sullivan TORONTO (CP) The executive director of the National Hockey League Players' Association says the group will soon seek a court ruling similar to one announc- ed Friday which declared the National Football League's "Rozelle rule" illegal. Al Eagleson said the NHLPA will sue the NHL owners within a few months. He said the suit now is being prepared by the association's anti-trust lawyer, Ira Mills- tein of New York. Eagleson's comment followed announcement in San Francisco that a federal judge ruled the NFL's reserve system and its Rozelle rule il- legal. The decision by District Court Judge William Sweigert dealt with a suit by former quarterback Joe Kapp. The Rozelle rule involves players who become free agents and seek employment LETHBRIDGE BRONCOS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK December 8 thru December 14.1974 This week we have two players of the week, against new West and Medicine Hat, Trottier picked up 3 goals and 5 assists, while Sutter got 5 goals and 2 assists, super work guys, keep it up. BRYAN TROTTIER Buy Quality And More iBRIAN SUTTER MINUTE 3rd 4th St. S. The LetMnidge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, December 21, 1974 LETHiHIPOg OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. 7Mi Afcwtt (403) 32S-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Pages 21-32 Lethbridge's third straight loss Winnipeg clubs Broncos 8-3 Tlu' Herald Sports here Sunday When Ed Chynoweth, president of the Western Canada Hockey League recently said that hockey fans in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta were in for a real treat Dec. 22, he wasn't kid- ding. Sunday evening at seven the WCHL All-Stars will take on Czechoslovakia in an exhibition contest at the Sportsplex. "It's once in a lifetime chance for hockey people in Southern said Chynoweth. "It may be the only time thev will see a national team, live in their own back yard." While the Czech team that will play the All-Stars here Sun- day and in Medicine Hat Monday, is not the national team as yet, many of the players will play for their country in the next Olympics. "What the people will see, besides an excellent array of Canadian junior continued Chynoweth, "will be the young Czech players currently being groomed for the national team." For the juniors, the two games will serve as a warm-up for the upcoming International tournament in Winnipeg. "It will be a great experience for the players from our was the way Chynoweth described it. In Winnipeg the All-Stars will play the Czechs, Russia, United States, Finland and Sweden. Lethbridge Broncos will send two players to the tournament in the persons of Bryan Trottier and Brian Sutter. Sutter and Trottier played for the Edmonton Oil Kings against Russia while Trottier met the Russians again with the New Westminster Bruins. He scored a goal in that game. Both Trottier and Sutter were impressed with the Russian style of play. For Trottier, who received special attention from the Soviet forwards, it was the speed of the Russians. "They are very quick and waste little time getting their shots said the captain of the Broncos. On the other hand, while Sutter agreed that the Russians are fast, he feels they can be beaten. "WA had never played together as a team in Edmonton and lost by one said the leading rookie scorer in the WCHL. "If we keep skating and checking I think we have a solid chance in Winnipeg." Both Sutter and Trottier noted that the Russians play the game almost by script. They are always in position unless you upset the initial puck carrier. "Then they have to stated Sutler. Regardless of whether or not the All-Stars defeat the Czechs we will be in for one of the greatest hockey treats ever. Czechoslovakia has long been the second best amateur hockey country, if you want to call them amateur. Their style is very much like that of the Russians. The Czechs, however, like to use the body more than the Russians. All in all, it should prove to be a very interesting evening. NHL Players Association to seek court ruling By THE CANADIAN PRESS Losers became winners in the Western Canada Hockey League's Eastern Division Friday night, while in the West second-place Kamloops Chiefs ended a lengthy drought- and Victoria Cougars maintained their losing streak. A six-goal outburst in the third period gave the usually hapless Clubs an 8-3 win over third-place Lethbridge Bron- cos in Winnipeg. The Bombers, meanwhile, came to life to edge Regina Pats 4-3 before a Flin Flon crowd of about In Saskatoon, rookie Bruce Hamilton scored twice to lead the Blades to a 6-3 win over the Cougars and the Chiefs downed Edmonton Oil Kings 6-0 in Kamloops as goalie Mark Earp posted his second shutout of the season. In Flin Flon, the Bombers' Bob Watson scored the tying goal midway through the third period on a power play and Scott Williams got the winner four minutes later. Other Flin Flon marksmen were Danny Kuntz and Tom Cullin. Doug Keil, Dave Faulkner and Les Grauer scored for the Pats. Ed Staniowski stopped 39 shots for Regina and Bomber goalie Roger Swanson kicked out 30. Larry Skinner scored three goals to pace the Clubs to with other clubs. Under NFL rules, commissioner Pete Rozelle rules on what com- pensation a club signing a free agent must give to the club the player comes from, if the two clubs cannot themselves agree on compensation. Eagleson said the Rozelle rule was exactly what the NHL owners "have tried to foist upon us." He said the NHL rule, in- serted in player contracts this year, calls for a team signing a free agent to compensate the team he leaves with a player of similar value. Eagleson argues that this dis- courages teams from negotiating with free agents because they fear losing a player they might value more. The NHL clause states that an arbiter yet to be determin- ed would rule on compensa- tion in such cases. DAVE PREUS Christmas Tournament Dec. 26-27 The 23rd Annual Christmas Basketball Tournament will get un- der way Dec. 26 and continue through the 27th. The tourney will feature eight teams, including Raymond and Doug's of Lethbridge. Seven games a day will be played, starting at in the morning and running through to a game at 9 p.m. each evening. The Raymond team features the three Tollestrup brothers, Tim, Phil and Wally while Doug's squad will have Curtis Travis, Kurt Woolsey and Dave Prues added to their lineup. Tournament tickets, for the 14 games at the Civic Sports Centre, are priced at Two-game sessions cost apiece. their second straight victory. Another Winnipeg centre, Gord Blumenschien, scored twice. Guy Lash, Bruce Hudson and Kelly Greenbank added a goal each. Bryan Sutter, Jerry Bancks and Les Cozier scored for the Broncos. The loss was the Broncos' third straight after four wins at home. In Saskatoon, Rob Chap- man, Ralph Klassen, Dell Chapman, Wes Peters and Hamilton scored for the Blades. Don Cairns, Rick Martin and Tim Williams replied for Victoria. Saskatoon goalie Randy Ire- land made 29 saves. Bob WCHL summaries WINNIPEG 8 LETHBRIDGE 3 First Period: 1. Winnipeg, Hudson (Blumenschien, Eakln) Penalties Samis W Henderson L Second Period: 2. Lethbridge, Sutter (Trottier, Delorrne) 9-42; 3. Winnipeg. Skinner (McCarthy. Slumenschein) 4. Lethbridge. Bancks (Cozier, Johnson) Penalties Delorme L, McCarthy W Lutz L Jensen L Winnipeg bench minor (served by Plouffe) Sutter L Third Period: 5. Winnipeg, Green- bank (Samis. Skinner) 6. Win- nipeg, Blumenschien (Lash. Meagher) 7. Lethbridge, Cozier 8. Winnipeg, Lash (Blumenschien, Meagher) 9. Winnipeg, Skinner (Greenbank) 10. Winnipeg, Skinner (Hud- son, Greenbank) 11. Winnipeg. Blumenschien (Girardin, Lash) No penalties. Shots on goat by Lethbridge 7 13 9 29 Winnipeg 11 10 14 35 Goal _ Anwilder, Lethbridge; Molleken, Winnipeg. Attendance Not available. FUN FLON 4 REGINA 3 Parted: 1. Flin Flon, Kuntz (Williams, Swanson) 2. Regina, Keil (Callander. Harazny) Penalty Harazny R Second Period: 3. Flm Flon, Cuilm (Davis, Fleming) 4. Regina, Faulkner (Minor) 5. Regina, Grauer (Hammond, Dumba) Penalties Nicholson F Marines F, Tidball R (double minors) 10.52. Third Period: 6. Flin Flon, Watson (B. Davidson. Gosselin) 7. Flin Flon. Williams (Kuntz, Fleming) 14.00. Penalties Tidball R Culhn F 1716. Shots on goal by Regina 7 13 13 33 Flin Flon 16 16 11 Goal Staniowski, Regina; Swan- son, Flin Flon Attendance SASKATOON 6 VICTORIA 3 First Period: 1. Saskatoon, D. Chapman (Peters, George) 11-38. Penalties Bridgman V Hamilton S R. Chapman S B. Chapman S Second Period: 2. Saskatoon. Peters (Hoffmeyer) 3. Victoria. Cairns (Roberts) 4. Saskatoon, Klassen (Smith) 18'45. Penalties Roberts V Williams S B Chapman S Hoffmeyer S (dou- ble Morris V (minor, major) Third Period: 5 Saskatoon, R. Chapman (Leggott, Klassen) 6 Saskatoon, Hamilton (Federko, Smith) 7. Victoria, Martin (Miazka. Williams) 7-40: 8 Saskatoon, Hamilton (Hoffmeyer. Spruce Grove triumphs 8-3 CALGARY (CP) Tony Currie scored three goals in a row in the third period to lead league leading Spruce Grove Mets to an 8-3 victory over Calgary Canucks in the Alberta Junior Hockey League Friday night. The Mets had held a 4-3 lead going into the third period, but Currie broke the game open with his three goal surge in seven minutes and four seconds. Other Spruce Grove goals were by Dave Hoyda, Brant Sim, Paul Messier, Keith Hertz and Kelly Bunn. Replying for the Canucks were Dave Scott with two and Ted Atkin with one. The Mets, who led 2-1 after the first period, took 13 of 20 minor penalties. The Canucks outshot the Mets 34-31. Hawryliw) 9. Victoria, Williams (Gloeckner) Penalties Williams V Lucas V Fraser V (minor, Lapointe V (minor, game Cairns V (minor, game Sanderson V (triple minor, game mis- Hoffmeyer S Peters S (minor, game George S (minor, game Ireland S Shots on goal by Victoria 14 11 7 32 Saskatoon 9 12 13 34 Goal Leslie, Saar, Victoria; Ireland, Saskatoon. Attendance KAMLOOPS 6 EDMONTON 0 First Period: 1. Kamloops, Gassoff (Ferner, Lyseng) Penalties Swales E Sadler E Melrose K Risslmg E Lyseng K Young K Melrose K Second Period: 2. Kamloops, Ferner (Lyseng) 3. Kamloops. Ferner (Kerr) 4. Kamloops, McAloney (Gallimore, Young) Penalties Zinger K Morrow E Gallimore K Dyer K Third Period: 5 Kamloops, Kerr (McAloney) 6. Kamloops. Ferner (Gassoff, Lyseng) Penalties Zmger K Melrose K Kerr K Shots on goat by Edmonton 7 9 16 Kamloops 15 16 13 44 Goal Soetaert, Hall. Edmonton; Earp, Kamloops. Attendance EASING Nat'onal 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 Phone 223-3537 Leslie and Lloyd Saar combin- ed to make 28 for Victoria. Three Cougars and two Blades were banished from the game for a third-period brawl. One of the penalized Victoria players was attacked by a fan, a stick was thrown and a spectator was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries. There was no indication whether charges would be laid. In Kamloops, Earp blocked 32 shots in the first win for the Chiefs over the Oil Kings in two years. Darryl Ferner had three goals for Kamloops and Brad Gassoff, Jim McAloney and Reg Kerr added singles. Saskatoon tightened its grip on first place in the Eastern Division with the win over se- cond-place Regina. Eleven points separate the two teams. It was the Blades' six- th straight win. Victoria lost its fifth con- secutive game, although it has a 12-point edge over second- place Kamloops. Edmonton remained in fourth place with 29 points, five points behind New West- minster and 15 ahead of Calgary. Flin Flon and Winnipeg re- mained tied for last place in the Eastern Division with 22 points, nine behind fourth- place Brandon. Calgary is at Medicine Hat tonight, Edmonton at Vic- toria, and Kamloops at New Westminster. Saskatoon is at Calgary Sunday, Edmonton at New Westminster. .and Win- nipeg at Brandon. To play Sunday Bryan Trottier (left) and Brian Sutter will suit up with the Western Canada Hockey All-Stars Sunday as they take on Czechoslovakia. Trottier and Sutter are stalwart members of the Lethbridge Broncos and are running two-three in the Western Canada Hockey League scoring race. The game, slated for the Sportsplex, will get under way at 7 p.m. Ali-Lyle to meet NEW YORK (Reuter) Heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and third- ranked contender Ron Lyle have agreed to terms for a ti- tle fight next spring, a source close to Lyle said Thursday. The source said the bout will be held in March or April in New York. Denver or "an undetermined country in the Persian Gulf." "Both men have agreed to the source said. "Now we're trying to work out the date, site and closed- circuit television arrangements." New York's Madison Square Garden is believed to have the inside track for the fight. The 32-year-old Ali regained his title in October when he knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round in Africa. car wash people FREE Christmas car WASH! (exterior only) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY (commercial vehicles excluded) Dec. As 1974 draws to a close, we wish to thank you for your patronage over the past year. May we extend to you and yours, our warmest wishes for the coming New Year. We look forward to serving you again in 1975. SUPERSONIC CAR WASH 19th Street and 3rd Avenue S., Lethbridge, Alberta Seasons Greetings ;