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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Docombor 24, 1970 THE ItJUBRIDGE IIERAID 13 Coast club lures coach away from prairies Keys, Parker back together with KINSMEN NAME STAUB Rusty Staub, Le Grand Orange, of the Montreal Expos National Baseball League team, will be a head table guest at the 18th annual Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner. Kinsmen name Rusty Staub The Kinsmen Club of Leth- bridge today made their sec- ond announcement ol a dinner guest this week. With the 18th annual Kins- men Sportsman's Dinner fast approaching the local organiza- tion today announced that Busty Staub of the Montreal Expos of major league base- ball's National League, mil be at the head table when dinner is served Feb. 6 at the Exhi- bition Pavilion. Stampeders will be able to continue CALGARY (CP) Calgary Stampeders are still alive in the Alberta Hockey League and with the help of a fund-raising campaign could be around for the remainder of the season. The Stampeders, who an- nounced Monday right they were suspending operations. in- definitely because of financial difficulties, will resume then- schedule in the three-team se- nior league, at least until next week. Calgary will play in Edmon- ton Sunday against the Mon- archs, and with the additional funds and an arena free of charge for their next home game, the Stampeders will play host to Drumheller Miners Tuesday night. The Stampeders, led by coach Roy Kelly and publicity director Ian Fero, launched a city-wide appeal late Monday night for donations that would keep the club on the ice and allow it to continue in a bid for the Allan Cup. A 24-hour deadline was sel on the campaign but after conferr- ing with league officials Stam- peders got the go ahead to ex- tend it for another day. To date, the club has collected about short of its target. The league plays interlocking games with the Western Inter- national Hockey League and the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League. The Stam- peders are in first place in the AHL. Monday, the Kinsmen an nounced that Sugar Kay Hobin son would also be in atten dance. Staub and Robinson join master of ceremonies Ernie Afaganis, and Nationa League umpire Tom Gormai as dinner guests. Staub, at 20, is the right fielder of the Montreal Expos and far and away their mos colorful performer. Staub'; outstanding play and all-ou hustle made Mm an install hero in Montreal sporting cir cles. His popularity with the Montreal fans became eviden when he was nicknamed Le Grand Orange. The elite sport ing fans of Montreal are very cautious as to who they give nicknames. His bright red hair helped in his being named Le Grand Orange. Staub first came to Mon (real in 1969 and has led the club in both of his seasons. In 1969 he blasted 29 home run. and batted .302 for the year He also led the club in hits will 166 runs scored with 69 am walked 110 times. At the end of the year he was named the Player of the Year by the Expos. In 1970 he helped the Expos to their most productive season in their short history. Born and raised in New Or leans, Staub has appeared in three all-star games and with his youth and power can be ex pected to appear in many more. Expo manager Gene Mauch says of his rightfielder "you haven't seen the best ye Busty is going to get even better." Tickets for the dinner, set are on sale at Boyer's and Macel's. Smith dies after long illness SAN FRANCISCO (API-John G. Jack Smith, 53, left tackl on the University of California 1938 Hose Bowl football team which defeated Alabama 13-0 died Tuesday night after a long illness. A native of Calgary, S m i 11 was engineering and operations officer in the construction of the Alberta-California gas pipeline. Survivors include his wife Margaret, and a son, Gordon. I To our friends old and new we si Our warmest wishes for a MERRY CHRISTMAS From The Gang at MOORE'S ;end WE NEVER CLOSE OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY We Now Fill Propane Bottles MOORE'S ESSO SERVICE Corner 3rd Avenua and Mayor Mayrath Drive Phone 327-1046 from 8 a.m. lo 5 p.m. Licensed Mechanic on Duly Monday thru Friday VANCOUVER (CP) Jackie Parker hired his own successor as head coach Wednesday and moved up- stairs in Uie hierarchy of Brit- ish Columbia Lions to give them what Lions president Ian H. Barclay described as "Uie most dynamic one-two punch in Canadian Football." Parker, who got the Lions home in fourth place in the five-team Western Football Conference last fall, toned Hoop play opens Monday morning Edmonton LDS, six foot, 1114 inch Orville Fisher in the lineup, will take on Medicine Hat College at 9: SO Monday morning at the Sports Centre in the opening game of the an- nual senior men's Christmas basketball tournament. KOBIN FRY The lanky centre, a former University of Lcthbridgc Chinook coach, line up with Doug's in the Christmas basketball tournament opening Monday morning at the Sports Centre. Grant's Vikings are back MINNEAPOLIS (AP) There was little expression in Bud Grant's face when he began his first practice as coach of Minnesota Vikings in July 1967. It was the day he began his disciple program. He stood his entire squad at attention on the Mankato State College field and showed Uiem how to line up for the Star Spangled Banner for their National Football League solemn, helmet cradled in arm. Grant, living up to his nick- name as the Great Stoneface, showed no expression in the cramped dressing room of the Sugar Bowl 3Vi years later. The Vikings had just been stunned 23-7 by Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, and Grant admitted the Chiefs "were a better team today." Before reporters were allowed inside for interviews, Grant told his beaten team: "We can learn from today and be a better team for it." The Vikings are back-in Uie playoff picture. They begin their drive for another Super Bowl try Sunday when they play host to San Francisco '49ers in a Na- tional Football Conference semi-final playoff game. LOST TWO GAMES The Vikings swept into Uie playoffs with a 12-2 record, los- ing only to Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets. Minnesota finished the regu- lar season with a 37-7 victory over Atlanta Falcons Sunday, and Uie Vikings prepared for that game as they did for a 27- 10 victory over the Chiefs lo open the regular season. "It was a good tuneup for the playoff said Grant, who coached Winnipeg Blue Bomb- ers in Uie Canadian League. "Our defence did an outstanding job. "The offence picked up and looked sharper. It was a game to feel good about, to put behind i us and start worrying about the i They're a very formida-! bio team and a very explosive team." Tho because of their rugged defence that led the NFL by allowing 143 points in 14 games, are rated seven-point fa- vorites by the oddsmakers. "That doesn't mean anything to Grant said, showing no expression and expressing more of his discipline that his players are listening lo this week to gel ready for the Eight teams will seek honors in the two-day holiday event with 14 games, in all, spread throughout the two days. Lethbridge Doug's will take on Calgary Mount Royal Cou- gars in the second game Mon- day at 11 o'clock with Cran- brook facing the University of Lethbridge Chinooks in game three at one o'clock. The first round will be com- pleted at with Browning Braves, an all-Indian club, meeting one of the tournament favorites, Calgary Cascades. At four o'clock the losers of the first two games will meet with the winners of games one and two tangling at seven o'clock. The final game Mon- day night at nine o'clock will pit the winners of games three and four. Games times Tuesday will follow the same pattern with the tournament final, for all the martles, set for nine o'clock. The battle for the tournament title is expected to be a hot one with Doug's, the Cascades and the Chinooks the pre-tourna- ment favorites. Doug's will have several players home from university studies in the lineup, including Robin FIT, Al Williams, and Murray Shapiro. Tim Tollestrup will lead the Chinooks into action with Ed Blott headlining the Cascades. Elks drop exhibition Lethbridge Elks, a midget A club playing in the Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League, dropped a narrow 4-2 verdict to Calgary Canucks in exhibition hockey action Wed- nesday evening. Canucks, an AA entry in a Calgary league, scored three unanswered goals in the second period after the two clubs bat- tled through a scoreles open- ing stanza. John McMurdo, Rick Travis, Joe De Jure and Dave Mc- Crea handled the scoring for the visitors. Terry Roberts and Brian Maxwell were the Lethbridge marksmen. Elks will play host to Brooks Le'gionnaircs in a regular ju- venile league game Sunday afternoon at the Arena at three o'clock. Stampeders setting pace RED DEER (CP) Cal- gary Stampeders with 15 wins in 23 games continue to lead the Alberta Hockey League with 31 points. The Stampeders have seven losses and one tie and are fol- lowed by Edmonton Monarchs with 27 points on 12 wins, 10 losses and three ties in 25 games. Drumheller Miners are last in the three team league with 16 points. his job over to Eagle Keys, whose Saskatchewan Rough- riders finished first. Barclay, announcing Uie move at a news conference, said Parker will become exec- utive general manager of the Lions, a title popularly re- ferred to as "superboss." Creation of the new position was originally recommended by Denny Veitch, last season's general manager and a candi- date for the job. Barclay said Veitch has been granted leave of absence until Jan. 1, when Parker lakes over. Keys, who received at Regina, was unofficially re- ported to have signed a five- year contract at a year with the Lions. Parker got a two-year contract at an undisclosed salary. Prior to Wednesday's an- nouncements, Senator Ed Lawson, a club director, had launched an attack charging that the committee named to recommend a new executive general manager had ex- ceeded its authority by negoti- ating also for a head coach. SENATOR NOW SATISFIED But the senator, who was on hand for the news conference, said he is satisfied now that correct procedure had been followed. The deal bringing Parker and Keys together reunites a winning combination. Keys played centre for Edmonton Eskimos when Parker was in the backfield in 1954 and they won the first of three succes- sive Grey Cups. Parker became Lions' head coach midway in the 1969 sea- son and has been on the Cana- dian scene for 18 years as both player and coach. Keys has 22 years of Canadian foot- ball experience as player and coach. Parker said Wednesday night he almost had to apply for the superboss job, "be- cause if I didn't, where was I? Anybody applying for a job like this was going to want to bring in liis own people as coaches." "But it's a job I've always wanted and we've got Eagle. We'll get it done. My main concern was to have a coach I know I could work with be- cause coaching is where tills whole game is." In a telephone interview from said he re- garded his new job as "a heck of a challenge." Boxing Day tourney set The Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association will stage its sec- ond annual Pee Wee Boxing Day tournament Saturday and Sunday. The first round will be a double knockout affair while the remaining rounds single knockout. All games will be two 20 minute periods with the excep- tion of the final game which will be three periods of 20 min- utes each. The Lethbridge Arena will be the stage for the two-day af- fair. Action gets under way Satur- day morning at with games throughout the day. Semi-final action is set for Saturday evening with the two- day final scheduled for Sunday morning at 11. OPENING SCHEDULE a.m. Tolems vs Tigers; 9-00 Flyers vs Canucks; Sabres vs Bears; Blues vs Falcons; Bisons ys Penguins; p.m. Vikings vs loser of game._____________________ At Yuletinif, we extend to you olif wish that merriment may brighten your bafipj borne, all season LETHBRIDGE Comer 5th Ave., 4th St. S. Phone 327-1581 ANDY CAPP UP PET ME COUSIN TOM A HVtR THE MEAN <3ENT US A FIVERH DEVIL.' LAST CHRISTMAS THAT'S TYPICAL OF RELATIVES.' A FAMILVON MY MONEY.', GOT THIS NEAR AN' THEY'RE EXPECTINS A CHILD How long do you go with veteran skier By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Editor TORONTO (CP) "How long do you go with the Ed Creed, alpine chairman for the Canadian Amateur Ski Association, was pondering the case of Peter Duncan, 26, of S'nerbrooke, Que., whom he de- scribes as "the greatest male skier Canada has ever produced." Duncan was dropped from the national team recently, along with Peter Goodman of Mont- real. Mike Culver of Montreal and Bert Invin of Kamloops, B.C., moved from the interna- tional section of the national squad down to the Can-Am team. Aidan Ballantyne of Montreal and Reto Barrington of Calgary moved up. Culver and Irwin are 19 and 23 respectively; Ballantyne and Barrington are 19 and 16. "Duncan was occupying a spot on the team and, while he has been our best, he wasn't im- Creed said. "He was holding up someone else." "He still feels he is good enough to win in international competition, but he just hasn't shown it." Creed says being dropped from the team after 10 years as top Canadian competitor is "a lousy way to go." "He should have had a ban- quet and a big sendoff. We tried to tell him last year that the handwriting was on the wall, but I guess he felt lie could still i make it. He should have retired. 'He deserves bouquets for giving many years of his life to the sport." HAS PLACE IN SKIING Creed said he felt "Duncan's future is in question of where is up to lum." He mentioned Gerry Rinaldi and Scott Henderson, two vet- erans who had left the team and gone to work for a ski-boot manufacturer. Another veteran, Rod Hebron, turned pro. "There is a future for Duncan in Creed said. "Maybe we did him a disservice keeping him on the team so long; Can't stop kids from scoring MINNEAPOLIS (AP) M i n n e a p 1 i s Central high school's hockey team got only one shot on goal Tuesday night and lost 25-0. Southwest High School scored 13 goals in the first pe- riod. The scoring prompted Southwest Coach Dave Peter- son to say the only way to stop such outrageous scoring would be "not to play the game. We can't tell Our kids not to score." Last week Peterson's team, the 1969-70 state champions, defeated Vocational 18-0 but lost to Minnetonka, 2-1. maybe it's a kindness dropping him.'' Creed recalled that the women's team had gone through a weeding-out process just after the 1968 Olympic Games in Grenoble. As a result, the two oldest girls on the squad are 18- year-olds Judy Crawford of To- ronto and Diane Culver of Mont- real. Betsy Clifford of Ottawa is 17 and ranks 18th in the world in downhill, seventh in slalom and eighth in giant slalom, making her among the best in the sport. Judy Crawford is 13th in downhill, 44th in slalom and 43rd in giant slalom. In the tougher world of men's skiing, Duncan is rated 79th in downhill, 36th in slalom and 31st in giant slalom. Duncan was chosen captain by his team-males last year. WEST CASTLE SKIERS Accommodations for 50 persons SPECIAL 1OW RATES FOR GROUPS. NEW STARDUST MOTEL Next Mountainview Essc Service and Restaurant. Phone PINCHER CREEK 627-4366 for information and teservations. MAZD the beautiful buy from Japan 1 SOOcc ENGINE! 104 HORSEPOWER MORE POWER TO MAZDA! 4 speed standard or 3 speed automatic Mazda, Canada's fastest growing Imported car the 1800 Sedan tlegant, powerful, refined the most beautiful buy ever. Styling Is smooth and sophisticated styling that's helped moke Mazda most sought-after import in its class. 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