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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, December 21, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 A wooing they did go Jim 'Catfish' Hunter is flanked by California An- hunter was declared a free agent as a result of a court gel executive Bill Posehl, left, and manager John decision after a dispute with Charlie O. Fmley and the McNamara The Angels are just one of a long list of Oakland A's baseball clubs after free agent Hunter's services. Csonka, Warfield are still there but the 6who' carry the Dolphins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A year ago Miami Dolphins stampeded their way to the Super Bowl on the legs and arms of Larry Csonka Mer- cury Morns, Bob Gnese Jim Knck, Paul Warfield and a lot of guys named "who This year, it'b the who' who have done much of the work Today Oakland Raiders may find out just who We wouldn t be heie if it weren t for young people like Nat Mooie and Benrn Malune 10th annual tourney set The Glen Hill Junior High School in Glenwood will be hosting their 10th annual Christmas Senior Basketball Tournament Dec 26 Four Southern Alberta teams, including defending Alberta champion Kearl s of Cardston, are entered, along with four All Star squads Games begin at 9 a m with the consolation going at 7 p m and the championship match at 8 30 p m Kearl's and Mountain View All-Stars are expected to be the teams to beat during the tournament and veterans coming off the bench like Howard Twilley and Don Nottingham, says coach Don Shula preparing his Dolphins tor their National Football League hrst-round American Conference playofl game in Oakland In today b National Confer ence contest St Louis Cardi rials newcomers to the plavotf scene face the V ikingb in Minnesota Sunday both wild eaid teams get in the ac turn tne APT s Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh against the Steelerb and the NFC s Washington Redskins at Los Angeles against the Rams The llashy Morris and bull- dozing Csonka spent a great deal of time on the sidelines this season with a variety of pioblems> but that didn't hurt Miami s attack as much as ex peeled While Csonka manag- ed a solid 749 yards, Malone and Nottingham teamed for another 752 Knck added 274 and Moms 214 Warfield, similarly, starred only occasionally for Miami, although he did catch 27 of Gnese's passes for 536 yards But Moore, a rookie like Ma- lone wound up as the Dolphins' top receiver with 37 catches for 605 yards while Jim Mandich and Twilley add- ed 630 yards on 57 receptions Several of the Miami stars Specialists in all types of Engines have been listed as questionable tor the game, but Oakland coach John Madden isn t buying that They'll be ready for he said Both Minnesota and St Louis will have to be par- ticularly tne defensive secon- daries Each club has a top- Montana defeats Proiighorns HAVRE Mont (AP) Northern Montana survived a 38-point bairage by Phil Lethern and Rick Voggo of the University of Lethbndge to defeat the Pronghorns 93-73 Friday night in an inter- national college basketball game Tony Coleman and Don Graven thtew in 16 points apiece to pace the Lights, who never ti ailed in the contest despite 36 tiunovers 26 of them in the second half when Northein led by 20 point margins Lethbndge cut a big Northern lead to just 43-40 with two ruinates remaining before mtei mission but lost its edge tor good when Northein tesponded with a flurry which gave the Lights a 52-41 halftime advantage Lethern scoied 20 points and Voggo 18 Loren Edlund added 14 for the Canadian team while Fred Paulsen notched 13 fui Noithern flight Vikings with Fran Tarkenton who threw tor a conference- high yards, and the Cards with Jim Hart, who threw an NFC-leading 20 touchdown passes In Minnesota's last regular- season game, coach Bud Grant experimented on defence by employing a 14- man huddle having three men come off as the offence lined up It's designed to mask the defence and make it more dif- ficult for a quartei back to call signals in the offensive huddle Hart, though, doesn't think he 11 have to face such prob lems 'They're gambling when they use he said "If Grant was going to gamble, I think he'd rather gamble with the defence that has worked all year The Bills' 0 J Simpson sees Pittsburgh s defence as a gambling one, too But he's not so sure whether that's good or bad Pittsburgh plays reckless on defence they can either burn you bad on a play or be burned themselves Billy Kilmer is expected to start at quarterback for the Redskins against the Rams, a rematch of a Monday night game less than three weeks ago when Washington edged Los Angeles 23-17 behind Kilmer's three touchdown passes in the second period James Hams, the Rams' young quarterback, will start for Los Angeles ENGINE REBUILDING CYLINDER BORING AND RESLEEVING CRANKSHAFT REGRINDING WISCONSIN ENGINE Sales and Service Centre CUSTOM ENGINE 1605 3rd Avenue South Let us tejoice and join together with C bust mas spirit to celebiale His Punch survives trials., tribulations of turning Sabres into contenders TORONTO (CP) The seven lean years are over for George (Punch) imlach Having survived a serious heart attack and a gall blad- der operation, not to mention the agonies of building a Na- tional Hockey League ex- pansion team into a con- tender., the general manager of Buffalo Sabres is a happy man The club he started from nothing in 1971 is leading the Adams Division of the NHL over Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and California Seals He is seriously dreaming of a Stanley Cup for the first time since 1967 when, as gen- eral manager and coach, he piloted Toronto to victory- one of four cups won by the Leafs in the 11 years he coach- ed them "The best part of it is that I get to watch Gilbert Perreault play every said Im- lach Never afraid to express controversial opinions, Imlach talks in superlatives about Perreault, the centre he drafted first when he began to put the Sabres together in 1971 'I can safely say Perreault is the best player in the busi- ness Of course, I don't see Bobby Orr every game but I know one wouldn't trade Perreault for Orr now 'Perreault can break a game open at any time, and I find myself talking about this spectacular move or that su- per goal He's the big man, but we're winning because of the depth of the talent we have, plus hard work and dis- cipline "Maybe we re not the best team in hockey but we re the best atti action now Just look at our forward lines Perreault centres the French Connection with Rick Martin and Rene Robert and all three have scored more than 20 goals Don Luce centres the check- ing line, with Craig Ramsay and rookie Danny Gare and there are the Kamikaze Lorentz Rick Dud- ley and Spinner have a knack of upsetting their opponents They're a perfect third line because they roar around the other team's end and tire them out Imlach said Imlach also has acquired, by astute trading and selec- tion, a defence that fits his pattern Jim Schoenfeld, Lany Carnere, Bill Hajt, Jerry Korab, Lee Fogohn and Jocplyn Guevremont are all Ron Hunt extends his record Each passing year brings a deeper appreciation R of the pleasant association and loyal friendships 5 acquit ed in the course of business. 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Foxall Archie Wilson Tom Hende.-son Peter Huising Ben Reimer Melvin McKague Ted Teteris Wes Jacobson Ken Dalgliesh Bert Langridge Harry Lubbers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ron Hunt set a major league record in 1974 that no other player in baseball is likely to pursue The National League in fielder was hit by pitches 16 times, leading the league in his specialty a seventh consecutive season to es- tablish the record He increas- ed his lifetime total of such biuises to 243, extending another major league record Hunt, who played with Mon- treal Expos and St Louis Cardinals during the season, was one of the leaders in mis- cellaneous statistics released by the league today Third baseman Mike Schmidt of Philadelphia led in slugging percentage with a mark of 546 and in strikeouts with 138 Darrell Evans of Atlanta drew the most bases on balls, 126 and Bill Russell of Los Angeles led in intentional walks with 25 Henry Aaron, Lou Brock and Mike Marshall were among other National Leaguers who broke major league records during 1974 Aaron, the former Atlanta Biaves star now with Mil- waukee Brewers of the American League broke Babe Ruth's record of 714 caieer home runs and increased his total to 733 Other Aaron career records include most plate appearances, Brotk, of the Cardinals, owns the record for most stolen bases in a season, 118, and Marshall Los Angeles relief specialist and former Expo, appeared in a record 106 regular-season games Pete Rose of Cincinnati made 771 plate appearances last season for a big-league recora over six feet and 190 pounds Goal was expected to be a major problem at the begin- ning of the season but Gary Bromley has developed quick- ly and Roger Crozier has come back from stomach problems PUNCH IMLACH Minor hockey In Bantam A play the Marrons and the Pee Wee Marlands tied 4-4 Ron Terakita was top man for the Marlands with two goals and Frank Zapone and Warren Keith added singletons John Duncan had two for the Marrons while single efforts came from Darren Ramage and Rick Lietch The Nationals defeated the North Stars 5-1 in Midget play Rov Duval scored twice foi the winners and Gary Prince fhailie DeJager and Kevin Hunt added lone markers Dale Holmsley scored the North Star goal In a Pee Wee game Friday the Vikings humbled the Centennials 9-1 Daryl Robertson led the way for the winners with three goals and Frank Popson added two Single markers went to Darren Seibel, Sheldon Jesson Ken Bradley and Ken Popp f Jack Smiek scored the lone Centennial goal The Pmtos and the Flames battled to a 1-1 draw in Pee Wee action in a very close game Rick Arghs scored for the ANDY CAPP Pmtos and Geoft Paskuski replied lor the Flames The Pee Wee Totems dropped the D Q Jets 3-1 behind Brian Norhn's two goals Dav'e Antony picked up the third Totem marker Dave Canadme scored for the Jets Ski report Ski conditions at Ferine and Kimberley are described as very good Fernie reports excellent conditions with a seven foot base at the top and a one and a half foot base at the lodge Temperatures are hovering around the 30 degree mark with intermittent snow flurries Twelve inches of new snow has been recorded in the past week and powder con- ditions prevail this weekend Kimberley also reports good conditions with nearly a two foot base and one inch of new snow Their, temp- eratures are near the 28 degree level A feature at Kimberley this season is night skiing The ski club bus will not be running again until Jan 5 Imlach, who lives in the To- ronto suburb of Scarborough and spends two 01 three days a week at home, is careful about his health He suffered a heart attack in 1972 and turned coaching duties at Buffalo ovei to his longtime friend Joe Crozier "I'm fine really and I want to keep it that way, but nothing has changed much in the way I live I'm careful to get plenty of rest and avoid being tired Imlach's relationship with CroEier soured last season and Crozier moved to Vancouver Blazers of the World Hockej Association as general manager Imlach prefers not to discuss their falling out We were friends too long for me to bath-mouth him His present coach is Flovd Smith who played for Imlach at Toronto 'Smith is a winner, a guy the players respond to and work for he Smitt> has complete control of the team Imlach still tends to use such words as we and us' when talking about the Leafs the club that fired him after being eliminated from the playoffs by Boston in 1969 Hell 111 always have the Maple Leafs tattooed on backside Those were great >ears We accomplished some fine things with an out- standing group of men Many men have gone through their entire hockey career and never had a chance to have that (winning the Stanley Cup) happen once I did and now I have the chance to do it again SPORT FANS I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW Of all the players in the National Hockey League today who has been selected for the All Star game the most times7 Two players are tied for this honor can you name them9 They are Bobby Orr and Stan Mikita each 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