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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE l.ETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, DtCtmbtr 21, 1974 High school ball features six games There were six games played Friday night in Southwest Conference High School Basketball. In a varsity game it Picture Butte F. P. Walshe Flyers of Fort Macleod narrowly defeated the Picture Butte Sugar Kings 43-40. The Flyers lead 28-24 at half time. Jack Lemire hooped 18 big points for the winners and Blaine Barr added 13 more.: Terry Hanna was top man for the Butte with IS points. Picture Butte Bears aveng- ed the senior boys' loss as they took the junior varsity game 45-38 over the F. P.; Walshe Ansons. F. P. Walshe Meteors, dropped a 42-31 verdict to the Picture Butte Sugar Queens.; The Queens lead 18-11 at half time and received 15 points from Donna Hanna. Ginny Lee was tops for the Meteors with 12. Kate Andrews Gaels took a one-sided 63-28 decision over the Claresholm Cobras in a senior varsity boys game played at Coaldale. Coaldale led 364 at the half and were aided by Ewald Granson with 12 points and Jake Steinberger and John Wright with 10 apiece. Doug Anderson had 11 in a losing cause. In junior varsity play Kate Andrews Wildcats took a 40-28 win over the Claresholm Cobras in a game that pre- empted the senior varsity contest in Coaldale. Kate Andrews Larks took a narrow decision in the girls they beat Claresholm Chinooks 37-31 in a game played at Claresholm. Coaldale led 22-15 at half time and received 14 points from Synthia French and 12 from Bonnie Stanko. Coryl Schuler hooped 14 for the los- ing Chinooks. Toros make Christinas brighter TORONTO (CP) Anabelle MacDonald was not much of a hockey fan until Toronto Toros decided to make Christmas for her and her five children a happy one. The MacDonald home burned down Dec. 7, leaving Mrs. MacDonald and her five children, aged 2 to 13, without a place to live or any belongings. Mr. MacDonald died in a November car accident. Two of the children stayed vith their mother and three stayed with her brother, Rod. It looked like a grim Christmas for the fami- ly until forward Pat Hickey of the Toros heard about the family on a radio show and, with other members of the World Hockey Association team, de- cided to help. They collected for food and presents, as well as donating to each of the three Toronto daily news- papers' Christmas funds. Toro president John Bassett bought the MacDonalds a televi- sion set. Friday, Mrs. MacDonald found a new place to live and a ser- vice club agreed to pay the rent until the family finds an Ontario Hous- ing Corp. rent- subsidized house. Chicago building momentum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chicago Bulls are about to go on a stampede, says Coach Dick Motta. "This team knows it has something going, and you can feel the momentum building said Motta, whose Bulls posted their fourth victory in a row and maintained their lead in the National Basket- ball Association's Midwest Division by beating Kansas City-Omaha Kings 96-73 Fri- day night. Bob Love had 30 points for Chicago. Golden State Warriors nipped Philadelphia '76ers 94- 93, Boston Celtics beat New Orleans Jazz 110-106, Atlanta Hawks defeated Buffalo Braves 113-102, Houston Rockets stopped Washington Bullets 116-91, and Detroit Pistons edged Los Angeles Lakers 103-102. In the American Basketball Association, New York Nets downed the Spirits of St. Louis 126-102, Denver defeated Vir- ginia 143-123 and Memphis edged Utah 102-100. Rick Barry scored a game- high 29 points for Golden State. Center Dave Cowens topped Boston with 27 points and Jo Jo White had 26. Pastoor gets shutout win Bill Pastoor played faultless goal for Canadian Western Natural Gas as they blanked J and M Electric 4-0 in In- dustrial Hockey League play. Jack Lloyd and Dennis Millar accounted for all the scoring with two goals apiece. Hamilton Floors and ACT played to a 3-3 draw. Lyle Rajala, Bill Ponech, and Rick Ranouf scored for ACT while Cliff Block, Walt Wagner and Merle Pickett were the marksmen for Hamilton Floors. Holiday Christmas Dreaming Night Shirt Pyjamas iTiERLE PiORi i iRH COSmETIC BOUTIQUE Gifts Wigs Perfumes College Mall Phone 328-1525 JOE KAPP (LEFT) AND ATTORNEY MOSES LASKY Joe Kapp's suit rocks NFL SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Another San Francisco earth- quake rocked the National Football League Friday, leav- ing the Rozelle Rule, the college player draft, the reserve system and the stan- dard player contract on shaky ground. The tremor was set off when United States District Court Judge William T. Sweigert ruled that the NFL's reserve system, by which players are bound to one team, was in violation of anti- trust laws. The opinion was issued in response to a suit brought two years ago by quarterback Joe Kapp, who retired rather than sign the contract which com- mits a player to the reserve system. Full effect of the shock wave may not be known for years, as the ruling appears certain to be appealed by the NFL. But for the present, three major player com- as the Free- dom Issues during the player strike last been upheld. "It's the most significant development in the history of professional sports from the point of view of the said Ed Garvey, executive director of the NFL Players Association. The Rozelle Rule was judg- ed "patently unreasonable and illegal" for restraining a player's choice of teams even after he has become a free agent. Previously, if a player had completed the option year of his contract with one a free signed with a new one, that team was obligated to compensate the player's former club. If the teams could not agree on a deal, Rozelle would decide com- inhibiting teams from signing a free agent in fear of losing too much of value in order to do so. It was decided by Sweigert, as a result, that pro football had engaged in an illegal con- spiracy to restrain trade and eliminate competition for players. A portion of the college player draft was judged "pat- ently unreasonable" by Swei- gert because it permits "perpetual boycott (by.other NFL teams) of a draft prospect even when the club drafting him refuses or fails within a reasonable time to reach a contract with the player.'' He may not negotiate with another team, and that stipulation was ruled illegal as well because "a rea- sonable time" never has been defined. Thus, unless the format is modified before the Jan. 28 draft, this year's top college players could sign with the team that makes the best offer. Also knocked out was the rule which had made Rozelle the sole arbiter in many cases involving interpretation or en- forcement of NFL rules. The judge said the rule is "patently unreasonable in- so-far as that unilateral kind of arbitration is used to interpret or enforce other NFL rules involving restric- tions on the rights of players or clubs to free employment choice." Sweigert did not, however, Juveniles to play The Lethbridge Midget Elks and the Lethbridge Juvenile Warriors will tangle Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Henderson Ice Centre. The game is an Alberta Juvenile Hockey League contest. In other league action Claresholm will travel to Strathmore for a game at DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. DOUG BOYER Sales Representative Continues to Serve Southern 308 9th St. S. Phone 328-1228 rule against the option clause which allows a club to renew a contract for one year beyond its expiration date. The one- year option has been accepted as a reasonable protection for a club, and Sweigert said a ruling on the clause would have to come from a trial, not a summary judgment. "It's been a long battle, but I'm extremely said Kapp, former quarterback with Calgary Stampeders and British Columbia Lions in the Canadian Football League and the NFL Minnesota Vikings and Boston Patriots. In 1959, Kapp joined Calgary after leading the University of California to the Rose Bowl. He was traded to B.C. in 1961 and led the Lions to the Grey Cup in 1964. He signed with the Vikings in 1967 and led them to the Super Bowl in 1969. He played out the option year of his Minnesota contract and signed a memo a standard NFL player the then' Boston Patriots for 1970, 1971 and 1972 at an es- timated salary after the Patriots gave up a player and a No. 1 draft choice as compensation. Kapp refused to sign a standard contract for the very reasons the courts said were illegal Friday. But Rozelle ruled after the 1970 season, when Kapp played 11 games, that no player could even an NFL team unless he had signed a contract. Kapp refused and the suit began because he was not being allowed to fulfill the contract he had signed. Moses Laskey, one of Kapp's lawyers, estimated the damage payments Kapp could receive would be at least million. "We're very said Los Angeles Rams, center Bill Curry, president of the NFLPA. "I don't think players are going to start jumping their contracts. We're just in favor of having a voice in our occupation." Rozelle, in the meantime, had no did many of the other sports leaders including Clarence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, Simon Gourdine, deputy com- missioner of the National Basketball Association, or many of the NFL owners. They reserved reaction until they had a chance to study the ruling. Ganadiens upend Canucks, Crusaders end losing streak THE CANADIAN PRESS Montreal Canadiens, after regaining a two-point lead Friday night, meet Los Angeles Kings tonight in a showdown for supremacy in the National Hockey League Norris Division. The Canadiens, who have been in a see-saw battle with the Kings for the Norris lead the last couple weeks, moved back in front with a 6-1 win over Vancouver Canucks. In other games, Atlanta Flames beat St. Louis Blues 6- 2 and California Seals defeated Washington Capitals 5-2. At Vancouver, the Canadiens took a 2-1 lead in the first period and increased the margin with second-period goals by Murray Wilson and Guy Lafleur. "They just don't seem to miss the said Canucks winger Gerry Meehan of the Canadians. "We can get a cou- ple of shots and get nothing; they get five chances and get five goals." "Their third goal by Wilson was offside and that really killed said Canucks coach Phil Maloney. "But Montreal is just a super hockey club." Meehan also was impressed with Lafleur who collected his 22nd goal of the season. "They've been touting him since he was 20 as the next Rocket Richard or Jean Be- liveau and he's really flying fi- nally this year." Montreal coach Scotty Bow- man said the Canadiens played thair best checking game of the year and he had some special words of praise for the Kid Line of Doug Risebrough, Yvon Lambert arid Mario Tremblay. "They were really flying, playing well together and initiating a lot of offence." Risebrough picked up his fifth goal of the season to close out the scoring in the third period. At Atlanta, the Flames snapped an eight-game losing streak with the win over St. Louis. The Flames didn't take a shot on goal for the first 14 minutes and 28 seconds of the game and were trailing 2-0 early in the second period two goals' by Wayne Merrick. "We were so tight, it was like trying to give a speech in front of a lot of said Curt Bennett of Atlanta. "All of a sudden we got those three fast ones and something snapped." The three fast ones were scored by Tom Lysiak, Jac- ques Richard and Buster Harvey and came in a span of of the second period to give Atlanta a 3-2 lead. NHL summaries California Washington summary unavailable. ATLANTA 6 ST. LOUIS 2 First period 1. St. Louis, Merrick 13 (Collins, Thompson) Penalties Thompson Price Bouchard (minor, Comoau Atlanta (bench served by Hess Plante Second period 2. St. Louis, Merrick 14 Unger. Hess) 3. Atlanta, Lysiak 10 (Ecclestone) 4. Atlanta. Richard 6 (Comeau) 5. Atlanta. Harvey 11 (Bennett. Comeau Penalties Bennett Atlant (bench served by Graves) Third Period 6. Atlanta. Leiter 5 (Lysiak, Bennett) 7. Atlanta. Bialowas 3 (Lysiak) 8. Atlanta, Leiter 6 (McCreary, Romanchych) Penalties Murray Unger Shots on goal by St. Louis 8 11 Atlanta 12 10 Attendance MONTREAL 6 VANCOUVER 1 First period 1. Vancouver, Boudrias 8 (Bordeleau. Gould) 2. Montreal, Bouchard 2 (Lambert, Lemaire) 3. Montreal, Mahovlich 14 (Shutt. Robinson) Penalties None. Second period 4. Montreal. Wilson 7- (Tremblay. Risebrough) 5. Montreal, Lafleur 22 (Shutt, Mahovlich) Penalties Monahan Robinson Third period 6. Montreal, Shutt 12 (Robinson, Lafleur) 7. Montreal, Risebrough 5 (Lapointe, Tremblay) Penalty Pratt V Shots on goal by Montreal 9 13 Vancouver 10 3 Attendance 15.570. Southern Alberta Juvenile League SUNDAY, DEC. 22nd p.m. HENDERSON ICE CENTRE LETHBRIDGE LETHBRIOGE MIDGET ELKS WARRIORS Adults Students Children STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION Won., Dec. p.m. Kamata and Quinn vs Lane and Ramirez Hito vs Pat Kelly Yagi vs Mike Kelly Hart Brothers vs Ivey and Klokeid Watch Stampede Wrestling on CJOC-TV The Flames got three more goals in the third period to break it open, Bobby Leiter scoring two of the goals and Dwight Bialowas the other. California, which outshot Washington 44-23, got first-pe- riod goals by Larry Patey, Al MacAdams and Morris Mott. The Capitals, who have lost all 17 of their road games this season, got back into the con- test when Bill Lesuk and Ron Lalonde scored 32 seconds apart while they were short handed in the second period. California's Dave Hrechkosy put the game out of reach when he scored from a face-off to notch his 16th point in his last 16 games. Dave Gardner scored for California late in the third period when the Seals had a two-man advantage. Washington centre Jim Hry- cuik suffered torn ligaments in his left knee when he collid- ed with the California goal post in the first period. Cleveland Crusaders finally broke their six-game losing streak in the World Hockey Association Friday night. "It was a long time com- said Crusaders coach John Hanna after his club blanked New England 3-0, the Whalers' first shutout loss of the season. Quebec Nordiques missed a chance to take over the Cana- dian Division lead when they lost 5-3 to Chicago Cougars while Minnesota Fighting Saints beat Indianapolis Racers 6-4 and Phoenix Roadrunners defeated Michigan Stags 7-2. Ron Ward, Grant Erickson and Russ Walker scored in the first period and goalie Gerry Cheevers shut out the Whalers to give Cleveland the win. Hanna said he thinks Chee- vers is regaining his con- fidence. "In the last three games he's had to put up with over 150 shots on Hanna said. Friday night Cheevers fend- ed off only 30. He will be in goal again when the Crusaders take on Houston Aeros at Cleveland Sunday night. Quebec could have been leading the Canadian Division today except for a couple of goals by Montrealer Francois Rochon. Rochon, in only his second professional season with Chi- cago Cougars, scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season. The loss left the Nordiques one point behind the leading Toronto Toros in the Canadian Division. Rick Morris, Mark Lomenda and Bryon Baltimore scored the other goals for the Cougars. Serge Bernier, Marc Tardif and Rick Jordan replied for the Nordiques. Third-period goals by Gary Gambucci and Rich Smith lifted Minnesota to victory over Indianapolis. Fran Huck, Terry Ball, Mike Antonovich and Mike Walton got the other Saints goals. Bob Whitlock, Jim Wiste, Jim Johnson and John Sheridan scored for the Racers. The victory was the third in a row for the Fighting Saints and the 19th loss for In- dianapolis in its last 20 games. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES WESTERN Eastern L T F A L T F A Saskatoon 19 7 7 177 118 18 12 1 140 116 Regina 15 2 139 134 1201 27 1 07 36 Lethbridge 16 16 2 148 155 15 12 1 114 85 31 Brandon 13 18 5 145 180 14 9 0 90 76 28 Flin Flon 8 21 6 123 193 13 14 1 86 93 27 Winnipeg 7 19 8 121 185 Division Western Eng 9 1 112 93 39 Victoria 10 3 222 141 13 1 73 80 23 Karrtloops 11 1 148 114 16 0 93 105 22 Med. Hat 9 3 135 104 5 27 0 69 147 10 New West. 13 4 144 129 Division Edmonton 12 5 133 126 11 0 139 92 40 Calgary 4 20 6 96 152 Diego 13 1 98 100 31 NATIONAL 12 2 101 97 30 .Patrick 15 0 116 111 26 L T F A 9 20 2 79 135 20 Phila........ 21 6 4 121 67 46 Rangers..... 13 10 8 122 105 34 Atlanta...... 14 15 5 95 101 33 islanders 12 12 8 105 94 32 Smythe Division Vancouver... 20 9 5 126 97 47 Chicago..... 14 13 3 109 85 31 St. Louis___ 13 14 5 111 116 31 Minnesota... 10 18 4 65 130 24 Kansas City 5 22 4 75 138 14 Norris Division Montreal 18 6 10 146 101 46 Los Angeles 17 4 10 98 57 44 Pittsburgh 11 14 6 123 116 28 Detroit 9' 17 3 86 121 21 Washington... 3 27 4 77 182 10 Adams Division Buffalo...... 22 6 3 153 106 49 Boston...... 19 7 6 157 93 44 Toronto...... 9 16 6 101 123 24 California..... 7 21 6 86 144 20 LEAGUE LEADERS G A Pts. Esposito. Bos............29 34 63 On, Bos.................22 40 62 Perreault. Buf............21 30 51 Lafleur, Mtl..............22 25 47 Clarke. 36 46 Robert, Buf..............22 23 45 Martin, Buf..............21 23 44 Mahovlich, Mt............14 30 44 Dionne, Det .............16 27 43 Unger, SL...............18 22 40 BASKETBALL NBA Atlanta 113 Buffalo 102 Golden State 94 Philadelphia 93 Boston 110 New Orleans 106 Houston 116 Washington 91 Chicago 96 Kansas City-Omaha 73 Detroit 103 Los Angeles 102 ABA New York 126 St. Louis 102 Denver 143 Virginia 123 Memphis 102 Utah 100 LEAGUE LEADERS GAP Hull, Wpg 29 23 52 Bernier, Que............ 23 26 49 Lund, Hou.............. 18 28 46 Lacroix, 3D............. 15 28 43 Walton. Minn 21 19 40 Dillon, Tor.............. 14 26 40 Nilsson, Wpg 10 30 40 Hughes, Hou 25 14 39 Simpson. Tor........... 25 12 37 Hinse, Hou 14 23 37 HOCKEY SCORES NHL Atlanta 6 St. Louis 2 Montreal 6 Vancouver i California 5 Washington 2 WHA Minnesota 6 Indianapolis 4 Phoenix 7 Michigan 2 Cleveland 3 New England 0 Chicago 5 Quebec 3 WCHL Winnipeg 8 Lethbridge 3 Kamloops 6 Edmonton 0 Flin Flon 4 Regina 3 Saskatoon 6 Victoria 3 Alberta Junior Spruce Grove 8 Calgary 3 Ontario Major Kitchener 4 Sudbury 3 Toronto 15 London 3 Kingston 5 St. Catharines 4 Ottawa 10 Sault Ste. Marie 7 WIHL Nelson 7 Spokane 3 Kimberly 2 Trail 1 B.C. Junior Langley 7 Chilliwack 3 Penticton 13 Merritt 1 Kelowna 10 Vernon 2 Saskatchewan Junior Moose Jaw 8 Regina Foxes 0 North Battleford 6 Regina Blues 1 Estevan 4 Notre Dame 3 Swift Current 7 Melville 3 W.C.H.L. ALL STARS vs CZECHOSLOVAKIA NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM Sunday. Dec. 22 7 p.m. Lethbridge Sportsplex ELRICH TIRES LTD. 'Complete Tire Sales and Service 402 1st Avfl. 327-6886 or 327-4445 ;