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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _____.Wi-dnnidny. Dotsmbor 30, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 jVewrwg club record Rangers tough at home By THE CANADIAN PRESS New York Rangers are on the verge of breaking their club record for the longest unde- feated streak at home but they still have some distance to go in breaking the National Hockey League team record. The Eangers, who stretched their unbeaten home-ice streak to 19 games this season with a 3-2 victory over California Golden Seals in Tuesday night's only NHL game, now have played 21 games without a loss at Madison Square Garden. The stretch includes the final two games last season and equals _owiing Banter ilillilllllHIIlM AT GLENDALE BOWL, Bill Koskoskl gets the nod as men's bowler of the week Bill was at his best in Commercial Men's and rolled his way to games of 322, 332 246 for an even 900 triple. KoskosM is enjoying one of his finest seasons thus far .his performance this week was 231 pins over his average earlier in the season he rolled an out- standing 405 single which still stands as Glendale's high for the year Top honors for the gals goes to Paulie Paul rolling in Chinook Slaiioners Although her average is only 131 Paulie came up big this week with games 293, 157 and 189 for a 639 triple a whopping 246 phis over her average. Now that the halfway mark of the season has been reached averages in all leagues are well-established On this the eve of New Year's Eve here are a few of the top averages, singles and triples heading into another half sea- son In Commercial Men's Steve Pedersen, a veteran of Lethbridge five-pin lanes, heads the pack with a 257 aver- age Bill Koskoski's 405 is top single while Wimp Naka- mura has a 914 triple to his credit John Scattergood heads the list in B and E Hardware with a 245 average and an 812 triple Graham Scattergood holds the high singles honor with a 366 On the gals side of the ledger Dot Anderson is enjoying the best average of 217 with Sandy Scattergood the owner of a 793 triple and 360 single for high's in both categories In Higa's Ladies Diane Violini remains at the top in two of three categories she has a Z49 average, which is also high for Glendale, and a brilliant 993 triple high single belongs to Jenny Feher In CHEC League action Francis Wright is three-for-three he has a 238 average, an 849 triple and a 371 single Jean Christie has a 228 average and a 793 triple in the women's section the high single is held by Elaine Wright with a Ml. In Civil Sen-ice Lew Mills heads the men with a 250 average John Erickson has a 910 triple while Bob Black has a 365 single Edith Voth holds down two top spots in the ladies section her 213 average is tops as is her 759 triple high single is held by Kaye Bathgate with a 360 In Shopper's World action Jean Passey leads with a 237 average and a 336 single Sandy Scattergood has an 833 triple Jean also is enjoying great success in Tracy's Stylists with a 241 average and 381 single Sandy has the top triple, a 940. John Scattergood and his Glendale Bowl staff wish to extend to one and ail a Happy and Healthy New Year. the club record set two years ago. However, the Rangers still must go another eight games without a loss before breaking the league's undefeated home record, held by Montreal Cana- diens. The Montreal team, dur- ing the period March 13, 1943 to Nov. 2, 1914, went 28 games un- defeated, winning 24 and tying four. TAKE FIRST The streaking Rangers, who are keeping pace with Boston Bruins for top spot in the NHL's East Division, have lost only two of their last 18 games and their win Tuesday over the Seals, cellar-dwellers in the West Division, moved them into first place with 54 points, one more than the Bruins: Rod Gilbert, Dave Balon and Arnie Brown provided the scor- ing for the Rangers before the Garden's fans while Don 15 j O'Donoghuc and Billy Hicke scored for the Seals. New York opened the scoring on a power-play goal by Rod Gilbert at of the first pe- riod while Gary Jarrett was in the penalty box. The Rangers increased the score to 3-0 on Dave Baton's 21st goal at of the second period and Brown's first goal of the season about midway in the period. The Seals then replied witlu goals by O'Donoghue and Hicke Junior bonspiel finished today Four rinks are still alive in the first two events of the an nual Lethbridge High Schoo Bonspiel currently on tap at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Some 50 rinks from variou pails of Alberta and Britisl Columbia opened play Monday morning and action was set tc conclude in the three-day even this afternoon. After Tuesday's action twroceeds must also go to a char- table or religious cause. The annual bingo licence fee s increased to Organizations which sponsor any form of lottery must sub- mit records of their receipts, value of prizes and amounls lonated to charities to the at- orney general and the local force. Who else but Orr as top male athle By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Editor Bobby Orr, hailed as greatest player ever to "the don is the runaway choice as Canada's male athlete of 1970. OIT, at 22, dominated the Na- tional Hockey League to win the Ross, Hart, Norris and Smythe trophies as the scoring cham- pion, most valuable player, top defenceman and most valuable player in the Stanley Cup play- offs. He was chosen Sporfaman-of- the-Year by Sports Illustrated and won the Lou Marsh trophy, presented by the Toronto Star to the person chosen in a news- paper poll as Canada's out- standing athlete of the year. In the annual poll conducted by The Canadian Press among sports writers and broadcasters across the country, it was no- contest. The young Boston Bruins de- fenceman took all but 29 of 153 first-placs votes cast: Points were awarded on a 3-2-1 basis for first, second and third and 124, 30 and a total of 415 points. JENKINS SECOND Ferguson Jenkins of Chatham, Ont., who pitched his fourth consecutive 20-game sea- son for Chicago'Cubs and is a former athlete-of-the-year win- ner, was runner-up with 148 points. Jenkins edged Sandy Hawky of Whilby, Ont., who polled 134 points. Canadian champion jockey for two years in a row, he is second to Willie Shoe- maker in victories in a single year. The voters considered 33 ath- letes, but few outside the top thres drew more than a handful of'votes. Jamie Paulson of Calgary, badminton gold-medal winner at the British Commonwealth Games, pulled six second-place votes and eight for third. Tony Esposito, rookie of -the year i nthe NHL and Vezina trophy goalie with Chicago Black Hawks, got three for second and four for third. Bill Mahony, Canadian swim star at the Commonwealth Games, got two first-place voles, three for second and six for third. Balloting for Canadian athlete of the year was complete when Orr won the Star and Sports Il- lustrated awards. Jenkins, by winning 20 or more in four consecutive years, has proven to be the most relia- ble pitcher in the majors. Only Russ Ford of Brandon, who pitched 91 victories in the early 1000s, has a better victory record among Canadians and Jenkins is expected to pass that year. Hawley, who began his racing year in Tropical Park, Miami, carried his hot streak back into Ontario tracks. He had a record 354 victories in Canada includ- ing 21 in stakes races such as the Queen's Plate and the Prince of Wales. Ironically, when he returned to Tropical to finish out his as- sault on Shoemaker's record o! 485, he was able to attract few mounts) Of the ones he did get, few were considered top rides. Hawley's hot streak died just before Christmas, but he was still the hottest jockey in the world for 1970. r.OnilY OUR Canada's (op male athlele (or 1970. Minor puck The Jets scored a goal in each period Tuesday to blank the Maroons Hartley Leppard. Dick Rigel- hoff and Doug Brown were the marksmen for the Jets, They're a great learn, that crazy cast of characters from the Lethbridge label even if they've got a puckish sense ol humour about Alberta's history. But behind that label is a great tradition that doesn't change: the big league flavour of Lethbridge Pilsner. It's part of pur pioneering past. As rugged as village hockey way back when. And famous for good old-fashioned flavour for nearly half a century. So call for Lethbridge Pil. Enjoy your own Great Moments with Alberta's original Pilsner. TRADITION YOU CAN TASTE FROM TOE HOUSE OF IETHBBIDGE 0S ;