Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Ahearne''K power being challenged Juckes appears braced for a showdown OTTAWA (CIJ) A squad of 01, L a w a mosquitoes Monday heads for Finland to take on Hie aging power of J. F. (Bunny) Ahearne, president of the Inter- national Ice Hockey Federation. "f think this is a showdown said Gordon Juckes, executive secretary of the Cana- dian Amateur Hockey Associa- tion, Wednesday. The' mosquitoes are Ottawa East Voyagcurs, a team of nine- and 10-year-old hockey players intent on fulfilling a four-game exhibition tour of Finland end- ing Jan. 2. This was planned, with ap- aroval of the C'AHA and the Finnish federation, as long ago as September when Juckes raised the question in Prague at an annual meeting of the 1IHF Ahearne in the chair. Since then Finland has offi- cially invited the Voyagcurs, the CAHA has approved the tour, plans have been prepared, tick- ets purchased and hopes raised. But Wednesday Voyageur or- ganizers were informed by tele- gram from Carl Lindblad, Fin- nish federation president, that Ahearne had threatened to pull the 1974 world hockey champi- onships out of Finland if the Voyagcurs so much as hold one practise in Finland with a Fin- nish team. Both Lindblad and Ahearne were in Moscow at an IIHF meeting and neither since has been available for further com- ment. ANDY CAPP fOOCJ MORNING, MISTER CAPgJ boast top receivers Cowboys belted in last visit DALLAS (AP) As if Dallas Cowboys needed it, they have a little something extra to get them psyched up for the Na- tional Conference playoff just with Minnesota Vikings on Chrstmas Day. The last time they_ were in SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San F r a n c i s c o '49ers' first- WashLngtai has been a San Francisco starter since coming round draft coup of 1969 started out of Stanford. Kwalick, from returning full dividends this j Penn State, blames himself for year. j taking two years to crack the Ted K a 1 i c k. a second j starting lineup. stringer for two seasons. I He reported late as a rookie emerged cs one of the National I because of a contract dispute, Football League's best tight! and he was overweight. "i had the idea that tight ends in this league were all big, strong says Kwalick, once a 235-pounder and now 223. Coach Dick Nolan, who calls Kwalick fast enough to play wide receiver, says: 'There was a time when teams used tight ends mainly for blocking, but that seems like a long, long time ago." The '49ers got their extra first round pick in 1969 by trading offensive tackle Walter Hock to Washington in September of 19GB. Rock is still with the Red- skins and will be starting here Sunday. ends and teamed with Gene Washington to give the '49ers the No. 1 pair of receivers in the league. Kwalick made a run for the National Football Conference's receiving title, but said all along: "I haven't thought about it much. It's secondary, really, because we're thinking about winning." The '49ers won their second straight NFC West title and will play Washington Redskins here Sunday in (he first round of the playoffs. With Kwalick and Washing- Ion, the all-Americans grabbed on the first round of the 1969 draft, the '49crs have the top two receivers in the NFC play- off field. Kwalick grabbed 52 passes, finishing second in the NFC to New York Giants' Bob Tucker, and AVashington caught 46. Washington led the conference in receiving yardage for the second straight year, with 884 yards. GRIFFITH TO FIGHT ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Emile Griffith of New York, for- mer world welterweight and middleweight champion, and unbeaten Armando Muniz of East Los Angeles have signed to box Jan. 21 at Anaheim Conven- tion Center. try a little flavor from the orient this Christmas ASAHI BEER Chamberlain wants mark to be best By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles Lakers have set a modern professional sports record with 27 consecutive vic- tories but Wilt Chamberlain doesn't really think they have accomplished anything yet. "I played with the Harlem Globetrotters when they won 445 in a Chamberlain joked after the Lakers had defeated Baltimore Bullets 127-120 Wednesday night and raised their National Basketball Asso- ciation record to a fabulous 33-3. "We could care less about Chamberlain said se- riously. "Our main concern now is that we finish with a better record than Milwaukee. That would mean something." It would mean that the Lakers would have the home court ad- vantage if the two teams meet in a seventh game of the West- ern Division playoffs. The Lakers currently are making a runaway of the Pa- cific Division race, while Mil- waukee is well ahead in the Midwest Division. However, the Bucks' record slipped to 30-5 as Boston Celtics ended their nine-game winning streak with a 1M-98 victory Wednesday night. DETROIT WINS Elsewhere hi the NBA, De- troit Pistons whipped Cleveland Cavaliers 104-94, Atlanta Hawks edged Cincinnati Royals 106-103, and New York Knicks trimmed Seattle SuperSonics 120-104. In the American Basketball Association, it was: Memphis 113, Carolina 102; Kentucky 95, New York 91, and Dallas 123, Indiana 120 in double overtime. The Lakers' victory enabled them to surpass the previous record of 26 victories in a row set in 1916 by the New York baseball Giants. Jerry West paced the Lakers with 37 points and nine assists. Ga.il Goodrich contributed points and Jim McMillian added 25. Archie Clark topped the Bul- lets with 35 points. Cincinnati coach Bob Cousy protested the Royals' loss to At- lanta after a field goal by Sam Lacey was disallowed. Walt F r t i e r 's 28 points sparked New York to its first victory in Seattle in three years. Bloomington, Minn., the Vikings prevailed 54-13. "That one left a scar on us." said offensive tackle Rayfield Wright. "We've got to erase it." The Cowboys never had a problem with the Vikings unti that 1970 game. They had de- feated Minnesota in five pre- vious regular-season games. Coach Tom Landry made a special effort to dust off the film of that disaster for a show- ing this week. "I showed it to them so they could see what Minnesota tries to do against you." Landry said. CAME OUT RUNNING "They came out running against us that day. We weren't very co-ordinated and made every error you can fumbles, penalties, blocked punts. I want them to know wrhat can happen if they aren't they're not on edge." Landry said Minnesota is a ball-control team which "likes to wait for turnovers and take advantage of them." Cowboy assistant Ermal Allen recalled: "Minnesota hasn't changed since the last time we played them. They are very ex- perienced and very aggres- sive." Landry said he recognizes the Minnesota defence as one of the best in the National Football League but added: "I feel confi- dent we can run. Minnesota plays a containing defence and you have to take what you can get. We've got to hope we can take advantage of the breaks when we get them." Landry said he believes the Cowboys Doomsday rated No. 1 in the conference against the rush and No. 9 against the hold up against the Viking attack. "I'm not overly-concerned about stopping the Landry said. "But any time they put the ball in the air long it will scare you." Marty Howe sidelined TORONTO (CP) Toronto Marlboros defenccman Marty Howe has been sidelined by a fractured cheekbone he suffered in an exhibition hockey game in Detroit, Marlies manager Tom Smythe said Wednesday. Howe, 17, son of retired Na- tional Hockey League great Gordie Howe, is in his first sea- son with the Marlboros in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A Series. His injury occurred Monday when he rejoined some of his former team-mates of Detroit Junior Red Wings for a game against the United Slates Olym- pic team. Smythe said Howe was struck in the face by a puck. Sliould be some dandies At a mecling Wednesday, Voyageur parents and organiz- ers of th.e tour, told they could reach Finland and find no team for their boys to play, decided to go ahead nevertheless. "The parents all picked up their tickets tonight and we're taking our equipment with said spokesman Pete Belanger after the meeting. "If Ihe Finns are afraid ol Mr. Aheame, then I guess we'll just play by sight- see. If they're not afraid, then we'll play the games as sched- uled. "We'll see when we get there." HAVE SUPPORT He said the team had re- ceived telegrams of support from Helsinki and from another federation saying several Euro- pean organizations were con- cerned about Ahearne's atti- tude. Belanger said the Finns, the Swedish federation and others had asked Ahearne to explain why he was faking this action and had been told by him: "I don't have to tell you why." His reported reason is that the CAHA did not follow proper procedures in arranging the tour. But Juckes said Wednesday the only procedure involving Ahearne is for him to be kept informed of arrangements made and approved by legally estab- lished internalional federations. IIHF rules, said Juckes, re- quire only that the international president be kept informed and Ahearne has no power to either approve or disapprove of a tour. Neither has he the right to with- draw international champion- ships from any country' in which they are sanctioned by the IIHF board of directors. MEETING NECESSARY Juckes said Finland was granted the 1974 championships at the Prague meeting in Sep- tember by the IIHF general meeting and only another simi- lar meeting can withdraw them. "I don't think any interna- tional president has the author- ity to do what he is trying to Juckes said. "When all federations in- volved are in agreement on a tour, the international president is overstepping his authority to a great degree in attempting to coerce a federation into this sort of action. "I hope Finland puts up a fight on this." Juckes still was upset at a similar move against a team from Aurora, Out., in October in connection with a tour of Swe- den. Ahearne backed down that time after a strong Swedish pro- test. HIT COLLEGE TEAM He also expressed similar opinions regarding a current tour of the Netherlands by a team from Glendon College, York University, that has been forced to cancel its first game and hopes to be able to play Dec. 26. The Netherlands federation is reported to be awaiting official sanction from Ahearne, but Juckes Wednesday said, again, that the tour had the sanction of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union, the CAHA and the Netherlands federation and as far as he is concerned Aheanie has no jurisdiction in the matter. "My opinion is he doesn't have refusal right (regarding Juckes said. 'He is simply a repository, K you want, of agreements in case of problems." Matchups near perfect NEW YORK (AP) If de- fence is a criteria, then this weekend's National Football Conference playoffs are perfect matchups and the American Football Conference playoffs arc near-perfect. The NFC pairings send Min- nesota Vikings, the top defen- sive team, against Dallas Cow- boys, the defensive runner-up, and Washington Redskins, the conference's No. 3 defensive unit against San Francisco MBers, fourth in lotal defence. In tlie AFC, it will be Balti- more Colts, the defensive leader, against Cleveland Browns, No. 9, and Miami Dol- phins, the second-host defensive club against Kansas City Chiefs, third hi defence. Final league statistics re- leased today show that the Vi- kings led in defence for the third straight year, yielding only yards, an average of 2.13.3 per game, and in fewest points allowed, 139. Minnesata also tied its 14-gamc record of fewest touchdowns allowed, 'A, and permitted the fewest TDs rushing, two. NAM, WAHTKIIIJACKS Dallas had a lolal yield of yards, only rushing, fewest in the NFC. The Cow- hoys also were the best in the conference in trapping passers; nailing opposing quarterbacks 43 times for :13G yards. Washington surrendered yards, permitted 190 points, its lowest total since and led the NFC in interceptions with San Francisco gav up yards and allowed its passers to lie tackled for losses only 11 times, fewest in the NFC. Baltimore, meanwhile, made a sweep of AFC defensive lau- rels, giving up the fewest total yards, the fewest yards rushing, and the fewest, yards passing The Coll.s also set a club rccor! bv hold- ing opponents to 140 points, few- est in the conference, led in in- terceptions wilh 28, and gave only nine passing touchdowns. Miami was second in lolal de- fence with yards and Kan- sas City third al yards. Cleveland, however, was down the list with yards. Thursday, December 23, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 BACKFIELD IN MOTION Washington running bock tarry Brown (25) takes a handoff from quarterback Bitly Kilmer during a workout Wednesday. The Redskins meet San Francisco '49ers Sunday in the coast city. Third period Jetdown sees Kings dropped 5-4 CALGARY (Special) Tlie jethbridge Sugar Kings tra- relled to Calgary and came lome empty handed dropping disappointing 5-4 decision to he Canucks in Alberta Junior Jockey League action Wednes- day night. The loss left the Sugar Kings vith a slim one point edge over he Edmonton Maple Leafs for ourth spot. The Kings sport 20 points af- er 23 games while the Leafs have 19 points in 24 games. On the other hand, the vic- kept the Canucks just one I Clarke, David George, Ken point away from the defending j Dodd and Mark Severn rcntied champion Red Deer Rustlers in second wilh 30 points. In last night's encounter, four goals in the third period en- abled the Canucks to scrape past tlie Sugar Kings. i Mike Hu'worth, playing his first game for the Canucks, scored the winning goal at of the third period. Dennis Olmslead, Brock Kal- uznick, Dale Elcschuk and j Blaine McLeod were the other i Calgary scorers while Mike Draws complete for Sufijar Bowl for Lethbridge. The Sugar Kings were ahead 2-0 after 20 minutes of play and 3-1 aflc'r 40. Each team picked up six minor penalties. Lethbridge nelminder Phil Wandler made 43 saves while Frank Eppich made 21 at the other end of the ice. Four southern Alberta high chool basketball teams will :hallcnge four other clubs in he fifth annual Raymond Su- gar Bowl December 28-29. The two day invitational ourney will feature the host Comets, Stirling Lakers, Card- ton Cougars and the Magrath Zeniths along with clubs from Vinnipeg, Regina, Calgary and Edmonton. The Cougars will open up the foir with Winnipeg as they hit the floor next Tuesday night it five o'clock. Stirling and Calgary will be featured in the second encoun- ter at p.m. while at 8 p.m. the host Comets and Edmon- ton Eastglen mil lock hums. 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