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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, December 23, 1974-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD- HOWIE YANOSIK GARY WARNER WCHL summaries I l KEN KLINKHAMMER MARK SCHEIBNER Native Sons aim at representing Alberta By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer You have to wonder just what is going through the minds of five coaches who will be bringing their Junior B hockey teams to Lethbndge this week All five coaches are in the same predicament in order to have their team represent Alberta in the Canada Winter Games in Lethbndge February 11- 23, they must find a way to get past the host Lethbndge Y's Native Sons in a three-day tournament this weekend Edmonton Mercurys, Calgary Southwest Totems, and teams from Olds Lloydmmster and Peace River all have to be somewhat apprehensive as they go into the Alberta playoff tournament at the Sportsplex December 27 28 and 29 The Native Sons are presently cruising along in first place of the Central Alberta Junior Hockey League with a 14-1 record, and have to rate as one of the pre- tournament favorites The locals have outscored their op- ponents 142-44 in league play to date, and their only loss was in their fourth game when the Hanna Ambassadors eked out a 5-4 win Still their impressive record is no guarantee of victory in the upcoming tour- nament as coach Howie Yanosik readily admits "These other clubs will be tough." he says I don't know too much about them, but I understand the Edmonton Mercurys in particular are exceptionally strong The Mercurvs come from a very balanc- ed Capital Junior Hockey League in the north a factor which can only help the Ed- monton club, according to Yanosik "It s a lot easier to keep up your com- petitive edge if somebody is testing you every game The only other team that the Native Sons know anything about is Olds, present- ly in second place behind the Sons in the CAJHL The locals whipped Olds 7-1 in their only meeting to date Despite his worries about the Mercurys, Yanosik rates his club's chances as ex- cellent for the six-team tournament "I think we've got a real good chance "The kids are really up for it, and if desire has anything to do with the out- come, we've got it won Gary Warner will probably get the nod as the starting goaltender for the Native Sons He has been exceptionally steady all season for the locals "I would have no qualms about putting in Gary Clark either but he just turned 15 years old. and Warner's experience makes him very stable Defence was Yanosik s big worry before the season started but his bluelmers have been the surprise of the club in the first half of the season Presently he has hard-hitting Dennis Halt paired with Randy Lowe, and will probably stick newcomer Dave Hogan alongside veteran Ken Khnkhammer Yanosik can also call on Gordie Gejdos, Darrel Osmond, or Vic Stasiuk Jr for defensive help The Native Sons just recently picked up Hogan from Taber Golden Suns, and Yanosik calls him "a big asset "He's excellent defensively as are Halt and Lowe I'm really pleased with the way all of our defencemen have come along particularly Randy Lowe He has to rate as one of the best defensive defencemen in the league And of course the Sons have their offensive backhner in Khnkhammer His outstanding shot and work on the power play have earned him a tie for the club's scoring lead with 33 points Yanosik has three forward lines pretty well set now after a little juggling early in the season Joe Meli who missed six games due to an international judo tournament and an injured wrist centres a veteran line which includes leftwmger Reg Osmond and nghtwmger Albert Dumont Scoring leader Mark Scheibner has Ron Simmons on his right, and either Rod Pocza or Greg Kveder on the left, and brother Glen Scheibner centers for Dwayne Howell and Terry Roberts The other forward is Gino Guzzi, who plays anywhere and usually picks up more ice time than the regular forwards "Gino helps us so much in different positions that I don't put him on one line He kills penalties for us and works on the power play and I m very pleased with his work All three of the Native Sons' lines are scoring well says Yanosik "As a matter of fact, our forwards are so well-balanced that we have no one among the top scorers in the league, despite our record Evidence for the balance on the Native Sons' frontline can be seen in the statistics The Glen Scheibner line has 74 scoring points to lead the team, but brother Mark s unit is right behind with 73 and the Meli trio has 70 "I m particularly pleased with Mark and Glen and Dwayne Howell has played very well for us but basically all the forwards are doing their jobs Yanosik is not afraid to boast that "if (goaltender) Warner and the defence hold up like thev have been doing we know we'll get the goals one way or another The tournament kicks off Friday with three games and continues Saturday with three more contests before a pair of en- counters wraps things up on Sunday The winner, of course, goes on to represent the province in the Winter Games At 1 p m Friday, the Edmonton Mer- curys face Lloydmmster while Peace River and Calgary take to the Sportsplex ice at four The first day of action wraps up with an 8pm contest in which the Native Sons get their first test against Olds Yanosik has had his club on Sportsplex ice for four practices and one game already and has another practice schedul- ed for Boxing Day after the Bronco game with Calgary Centennials "The big ice surface seems to help says the Sons' mentor. "The one game we played there, the boys were really skating The tournament, which is expected to incur costs of is sponsored by the Lethbndge Athletic Association, and has been subsidized by Krahn Homes and Astro Realty to the tune of apiece The extra is expected to come from gate receipts SCORING LEADERS M Scheibner Klinkhammer G Scheibner Dumont R Pocza Roberts Howell Guzzi Hatt Meli R Osmond Simmons Kveder Lowe D Osmond Hogan Warner Clark GOALKEEPERS G A Pts. 20 13 33 16 17 33 17 12 29 17 12 29 7 17 24 10 12 22 B 14 22 11 10 21 7 14 21 7 14 21 15 20 5 16 9 13 9 13 4 6 2 5 4 4 GP GA Avg 21 2 80 25 3 33 Oakland upsets Miami 28-26 Brandon contest THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Somehow it won't seem the same without Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl The Dolphins who have been in the National Football League s Super Bowl cham- pionship the last three years in a row and won the last two, were eliminated 28-26 Satur- day by Oakland Raiders And there are three other pretenders to the throne, too Pittsburgh Steelers, who whipped Buffalo Bills 32-14, Minnesota Vikings who beat St Louis Cardinals 30-14, and Los Angeles Rams, who defeated Washington Redskins 19-10 Miami coach Don Shula was philosphical after his dreams ot a fourth straight trip to the Super Bowl, and perhaps a third straight championship, died under the passing attack of Ken Stabler The Oakland quarterback's fourth touchdown pass of the eight-yarder to Clarence Davis with 26 seconds to the Raiders past the Dolphins Saturday and into the American Conference title game against Pittsburgh When you lose like that, you know winning just wasn't meant to said Shula "Your dreams go down the drain They needed a touchdown and they got it I think it is the toughest loss ,.....____ love be with you. Thanks for your fine support From Leo Singer and his Staff John Talenco Frank Zappone Mae McCormack Doreen Mose Dina Cole Murray Pritchard 214 5th Streat atlr 329-3958 I ve ever suffered as a coach Miami led 19-14 with about live minutes to play But Stab ler teamed with Cliff Branch on a 71-yard play that put Oakland on top 21-19 with 4 28 back came the Dolphins with rookie Benny Malone turning in a 23-yard touchdown run Miami was on top 26 21 with 2 08 to go Stabler and the Raiders weren t through yet With four passes and a burst up the mid- dle by Davis Oakland was on the Miami eight-yard line Then came the pass to in a swarm of ended Miami's domination of the NFL It was the biggest win for us m a long time, Stabler said "It was a question of big plays You have to play con- sistently We fee! we are never out of a game Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw called it his best professional game ever after his second-period pass- ing set up three short Franco Harris touchdown runs that buried the Bills and pushed Pittsburgh into the AFC show- down m Oakland Bradshaw hit seven of nine passes in the 26-pomt second- quarter burst and wound up completing 12 of 19 passes for 203 yards and rushing five times for 48 yards "I've never really felt in complete control of the game like that before he said "John Gilham is the best re- ceiver I've ever worked with, said Fran Tarkenton, whose two touchdown passes to the Minnesota wide receiver led the Vikings past St Louis on Saturday and into the National Conference championship game for the second year in a row Tarkenton found Gilham with a 16-yard game-tying pass late m the first half and a 38-yarder in a third quarter that put the game out of reach "George Allen always said that if you can get six tur- novers in a game, you'll win Los Angeles huge defen- sive tackle, Merlin Olsen, said of his former coach, now with Washington "We got six today The Rams intercepted three passes, one of them resulting in a touchdown, and recovered three fumbles with two leading to tying and winning field goals And Olsen had a hand in what turned out to be the decisive scores First he got to running back Larry Brown, forcing a fum- ble that preceded David Ray's game-tying 37 yard field goal in the third quarter On the ensuing kickoff, Doug Cunningham fumbled, the Rams recovered and Ray kicked a 26-yarder that put Los Angeles on top to stay at 13-10 in the fourth quarter And finally with the Red- skins playing catchup, Olsen slammed into quarterback Sonny ruining the timing on a pass Linebacker Isiah Robertson picked it off and ran it 59 yards for a touch- down The Rams scored first on James Hams' 10-yard pass to Bob Klein but a 35-yard field goal by Mike Bragg and a one- yard plunge by Moses Denson gave Washington a 10-7 half- time edge marred by brawl By The CANADIAN PRESS Brandon Wheat Kings de- feated Winnipeg Clubs 7-2 Sun- day in a Western Canada Hockey League game marred by brawls and a total of 194 minutes in penalties City police had to be called in to restore order as coaches Murray MacPherson of Winni- peg and Norm Johnson of Brandon couldn't regain control after Winnipeg goalie Lome Molleken and Brandon defenceman Gary Soetaert started fighting and players from both sides joined in Winnipeg was handed 23 of 45 penatlies as each team picked up eight fighting ma- jors and 11 minors Winnipeg got four of seven misconducts In another game Sunday, New Westminister Bruins downed Edmonton Oil Kings 9-6 Saskatoon Blades and Calgary Centennials were forced to postpone their contest because of bad weather Saturday Medicine Hat trounced Calgary 15-3, Vic- toria Cougars defeated Ed- monton 9-2 and Kamloops ANDY CAPP JACKIE, A COUPLE 1 OF THOSE SORT OF GIRLS 'AVE JUST WALKED I N) THROW ONE OF THE DARLING WHAT D'YER WANT ME TO ISO Chiefs and New Westminster played to a 5-5 tie BRANDON 7 WINNIPEG 2 Brandon lead 2-0 after the first period and 5-1 after the second on two goals from Mike Bradbury and singles from Doug Murray, Dale Anderson, Gary Kaluzniak, Dale Parker and Gerald Stoughton Grant Eakin and Joey Girardm replied for Winnipeg NEW WEST 9 EDMONTON 6 Kelly Secord scored four goals for the winners, bring- ing his total to 22 for the year Adding singles were Harold Philhpoff, Steve Chppmgdale, Mike Sleep, Brad Maxwell and Brian Shmyr, who got the winner on a breakaway with less than seven minutes left Gary Rissling and Wayne Perkins scored a pair each for Edmonton while Terry McDonald and Doug Lecuyer had singles HAT 15 CALGARY 3 The Tigers kept netmmder Larry Hendrick busy with 58 shots in the first two periods as Morns Lukowich scored five goals to bring his season total to 20 Two-goal perfor- mances came from Tom Bast and Don Murdoch while singles were contributed by Barry Dean, Gary Vaughan, Jim Bertram, Wayne Hill, Cliff Lane and Jim Lomas Don Ashby, Dennis McLean and Craig Miller scored for Calgary VICTORIA 9 EDMONTON 2 Mel Bridgman, Kinfj Clackson, Peter Morns arjd Curt Fraser each offered twrj goals for the winners while Jim Gustafson completed the scoring Edmonton goals came from Wayne Perkins, and Gary Rissling KAMLOOPS 5 NEW WEST 5 The Bruins were'ahead 2-0 after the first period and 4-0 halfway through the second when Allan Young scored for Kamloops Darryl Ferner made it 4-2, Reg Kerr and Terry McDonald closed the gap to 4-4 and Don Moores looked like a winner at 16 30 of the third period when he put the Chiefs ahead 5-4 But Brian Shymr tied the game after Mark Lofthouse NEW WEST 9 EDMONTON 6 First Period- 1 New Westminster Clippmgdale (McNelce Shmyr) 2 08 2 New Westminster Secord (McNelce Shinske) 1222 Penalties Olson E Bradley NW (minors, ma- jors) 3 47 Shinske NW 4 17 Peterson E 8 17 Johnstone E 13 19. Shmyr NW 1754 Second Period' 3 Ecmonton, McDonald (Olson Perkins) 0 15. 4 Edmonton Lecuyer (Maze, Phillips) 7 30 5 New Westminster PhllllpoH (Lofthouse) 9 02 6 New West- minster Secord 9 32 7 Edmonton Rissling (Will Phillips) 1258, 8 Ed- monton Rissling (Peterson) 1608 Penalties Morrow E 0 42 Lecuyer E Cameron NW 5 10 Maxwell NW (minors misconducts) 6 42 Johnston E Phillipotf NW (minors majors) 1252 McDonald E Geary NW 14 53 Third Period. 9 New Westminster, Secord (Shinske Sleep) 0 55 10 Ed- monton Perkins (McDonald John- ston) 437 11 New Westminster Secord (Shinske) 653 12 Edmon- ton Perkins (Swales Olson) 1055. 13 New Westminster Shmyr 1207, 14 New Westminster Sleep 1743 15 New Westminster Maxwell (Shmyr) 1944 Penalties Olson E 1309 Rissling E 1350 New West- minster bench (served by Hochstetter) 13 50 McNeice NW 1812 Lecuyer E Cameron NW 1933 Edmonton bench (served by Peterson) 1956 Shots on goal by Edmonton 2 16 New Westminster 19 12 Goa Hall Edmonton Laxton New Westminster Attendance 2 140 BRANDON 7 WINNIPEG 2 First Period 1 Brandon Brad- bury (Murray Anderson) 7 58 2 Brandon Murray (Bradbury Ver- mette) 1430 W 1 48 Rollins W (Triple Minor) Parker B 4 20 Rollins W (Major) Parker B (Minor Major) 10 57 Soetaert B 1152 Girardm W 1410 Soetaert B 1906 Second Period 3 Brandon Bradbury (Murray Bonar) 3 01 4 Brandon Anderson (Stoughton Parker) 8135 Winnipeg Eakin (Lash Blumenschein) 1144 6 Brandon Kaluzniak (Bradberry Anderson) 14 49 Penalties Rollins W 2 11 Soetaert B 3 52 Lash W 5 07 Molleken W (served by Eakm) Rollins W (Major Game Misconduct) Soetaert B (Minor Major) 13 30 Peon W Melnyk B (Minors Majors) 1648 Brydges W (Double Major Game Misconduct) Samis W (Major Game Misconduct) Molleken W (Major Game Misconduct) Hans- ford W (Major) Soetaert B (Double Major Game Misconduct) Peterson B (Major Game Misconduct) Bonar B (Major Game Misconduct) Semenko 6 (Major) 20 00 Third Period 7 Brandon Parker 3 19 8 Brandon Stoughton 4 30 9 Winnipeg Girardm (Lash Allan) 1957 Penalties Peon W 042 Kaluzniak B 1 50 Girardln W 8 30 Ashton B 1511 Melnyk B 1655 Murray B 1840 Shots on goal by Winnipeg 14 15 Brandon 18 11 Bannerman Winnipeg Hanlon Brandon Hat Lane (Bast Murdoch) 1645 Penalties Hodgson C 3 22 Miller C 1433 Bertram MH 1909 Third Period 13 Medicine Hat Lukowich (Murdoch) 1 14 14 Medi- cine Hat Lukowich (Bas1 Dean) 6 17 15 Medicine Hat Lonas (Bertram) 754 16 Calgary Miller (Wylie) 9 10 17 Medicine Hat Lukowich (Murdoch) 1431 18 Medicine Hat Bast 1934 Penalties B McLean C 211 Bandura C 2 55 Glendmnlng C 3 52 Lane MH Colborne C (Double Minors) 1630 Dean MH 1705 Neeld C 1927 Shots on goal by Calgary 13 6 Medicine Hat 17 19 Hepp Calgary Farwell Light Medicine Hat 526 VICTORIA 9 EDMONTON 2 First Period 1 Victoria Gustaf- son (Fraser Roberts) 1025 2 Victoria Clackson (Bridgman Fra- ser) 1754 3 Victoria Clackson (Bridgman Roberts) 1957 Penal- ties Roberts V 5 12 Babych E 1018 Perkins E 1129 Olson E 1620 Second Period 4 Victoria Fraser (Gustafson Cairns) 2 38 5 Vic- toria Morris (Bridgman Clackson) 7 10 6 Edmonton Perkins (Mc- Donald Olson) 811 7 Victoria Morris (Bridgman Lucas) 1135 8 Edmonton Rissling (Perkins Swales) 1703 9 Victoria Bridgman 1738 10 Victoria Fraser (Cairns Roberts) 19 25 Penalties Hill V 8 38 Clack- son V Olson E (Double Minors) 1018 Third Period 11 Victoria Bridg- man (Lucas Roberts) 0 30 Penalties Perkins E 0 48 Clackson V 14 35 Lecuyer E 1745 Shots On goal by Edmonton 5 11 Victoria 21 18 Goal Soetaert Edmonton Saar Victoria 464 KAMLOOPS 5 NEW WEST 5 First Period 1 New Westminster Lofthouse (Pachal Clippmgdale) 819 2 New Westminster Berry 15 12 Penalties Secord NW 2 31 McDonald K (Major) 333 Flock- hart K NW (Majors) 3 41 Gassofl K 4 32 Worm K 5 33 Loft- house NW 5 33 Bradley NW 8 58 Bradley NW 1241 Gassoff K Philli poff NW (Majors) 1633 Second Period. 3 New West minster Lofthouse (Philhpoff) 4 21 4 New Westminister Lofthouse (McNeice Maxwell) 828 5 Kam loops .Young (Dyer) 1044 Penalties Flockhart K 0 51 Shinske NW 546 Third Period 6 Kamloops Ferner (Flockhart) 5 11 7 Kamloops Kerr (Monn Young) 6 54 8 Kamloops McDonald (Young Kerr) 1050 9 Kamloops Moores (Zinger Flock- hart) 1630 10 New Westminster Shmyr (Smith Pachal) 19 35 Penalties None Shots on goal by Kamloops 11 13 New Westminster 13 8 Kamloops Laxton New Westminister 236 SATURDAY MEDICINE HAT 15 CALGARY 3 First Period- 1 Medicine Hat Dean (Vaydik) 0 54 2 Medicine Hat Lukowich (Murdock Bast) 6 06 3 Medicine Hat Bast (Lukowich) 9 29 4 Calgary Ashby (D McLean Lestander) 1043 5 Medicine Hat Murdoch (Sanche) 1409 6 Calgary D McLean 1430 7 Medicine Hat Vaughan (Hill Murdoch) 16 00 8 Medicine Hat Bertram (Carroll) 19 38 Penalties Hodgson C 7 17 Vaydik MH 920 Carroll MH 1104 Lane MH Fynn C 12 12 LaLonde C 1537 1746 Ray MH Glendenninn C (Minors Majors) 1945 Second Period 9 Medicine Hat Lukowich (Bast) 9 24 10 Medicine Hat Hill (Lane) 1232 11 Medicine Hat Murdoch 13 46 12 Medic ne TWO HOCKEY PLAYERS ForJinlorBTaim Cintnmin and Dtfmemin Some Junior experience preferrable. Contact Vul- can County Jets of Cen- tral Alberta Junior League, Box 831, Vul- can. Alberta Phone Don McKay 485-2057 or Glen Borbous 485-2053 Bus K485-2650 Res GREETINGS May hearts be filled with faith. To good friends, patrons, our appreciation. From The Leomrls ind Stiff LEONARD TIRE MART LTD, 1902 2nd S. Phone 327-3580 ;