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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta __ Solwfiy, October 30, 1772 THE 13 Once again Team Canada grabbed most of the spotlight It was the kind of year that held something for aS Ily BRUCE I.KVKTT Canadian Press Sports Editor On Just about everybody's storecard, the sports story of Vfii for Canadians was Team victory over the So- vie.', national hockey team. In large cities and in the villages, streets went silent as much of the country huddled in v.orried fascination around their television sets. But even that victory was not without uncase which scernr.-d to the entire scene in Canada tnis year. Instead of tailing the Rus- sians eight games as many had Icam Canada had to coma from behind to v.in fotr, los- isp three ar.d tying one in a series that might have gone cither way. When the series v.-as over, Canada's chief claim to inter- in ational invincibility in the world of sport lay in tatters. It a year in trag- edy took its place alongside triumph. Doug Eentlcy, Bill Durnan ar.d Turk Breda, whose ex- ploits won each a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. died. A cerebral hemorrhage killed defensive end Dick Sud- eTTnan of Edmonton Eskimos at the age of 31. XOXER DIES Stewart Gray, journeyman Ijzjit-heavyv.'eight boxer from Toronto, died in Winnipeg, fighting Al Sparks for the title. Death was attributed 10 brain injuries. Punch Irnlach, coach and general manaeer of Buffalo Kabres of the National Flockey League, suffered a heart at- tack" and gave up the role as roach to fn biid'iy Jro Crozier Wayne Maki. a principal in a IMS fight that sent Ted Green of Boston Bruins to hospital for brain surgery, went under the knife himself late in cally, for a brain tumor. Betsy Clifford of Ottawa, heiress-apparent to the CTO-ATI of retired ski queen Nancy Greene, broke her right ankle and left heel in training in Switzerland. Three days later the young hall-of-famcr re- tired from competitive skiing On the side, John Jliller of Scarborough, came back from a he-art sei- zure to star as an effective re- lief man for Dfroit Tigers of the American League. BRUIN'S ON TOI' Tne year, sport by .sport: boisterous Bruins combined skill and an aggres- style to tali; their second Stanley Cup in three years. They lost only 13 games out of in regular-season play. De- fcnceman Bobby Orr picked up more playoff points than fjbals and four off-season knee surgery kii'pt him off the 'f e-.-m Canada lineup. World Hockey Association new league began play in October with 12 teams, in- eluding Quebec bes Nor- rjirjues, Ottawa .Nationals. Al- berta Oilers and Winnipeg Jets in Canada. Ov.-ners waved handfuls of money and attracted such MIL. stars as Bobby Hull, J. C. Tremblay, Gerry C h e e v e r 's, Derek Sanderson, Johnny McKenzie and Bu-nie Parent. Litigation resulted, on alleged vio- lation of the N'HL reserve clause. The VTHA won one court battle, but the war con- tinues. Crowds were sparse in many aren; Saskatchewan noughridcrs kicked their way into the Grey Cup with a field goal on the'last play against Winnipeg Blue Bombers. And that was exactly their late in the- final against Hamilton Ti- ger-Cats a-'i the Cats won >3- 1'j In the College Bowl, the Golden Bc-a-s of Alberta de- the Golden Hawks of Waterloo Lutheran 21-7 at To- ronto. Crest Meleschuk's rink from Winnipeg won the Canadian curling champion- ship and retained the world curling title for Canada in a bizarre finish at Ga-misch Germany. The U S appeared to 10 d Ut c uri'il Bo> leaping In excite- ment, kicked the shot Canada won in eoi extra end. players continued to do v.'ell in tho majors. Pitcher Ferguson Jenkins posted a 20-12 record to.- the Chicago Cubs, the sixth consecutive year Ke has hit the 20 mark. Tr.e Chatiiam, Ont., righthander was forced to the sidelines with a shoulder injury in the closing .weeks of the season. Young Reggie Cleveland of Swift Current, Sask., li.'iishe'l the year with a 14-15 record and earned promotion to ty- rant of with St. Louis Hill Ir m cjt >o Manila cc Cus ada's Softball champions and returned as kings alter edging the U.S. M in 11 in- nings in the final game. Knudson of Toronto made his show- ing ever in the Canadian Open, a tie for filth place, but went on to the Kaiser In- ternational. In women's golf, Jocelyne Bourassa of gan, Que., won and fin- iirjed 16th on the tour, win- ning rcokie-o.'-Uie-year honors. Winter had her worst showing in years only one medal at I apporo. Japan. The medal a second-place to Karen Magnusson of Var-cou- ver who repeated behind Aus- tria's Trixic Schuba in the world championships in Cal- later in the ye-ar, J.aurie Kre'iner of Tiinmins, Ont., and Judy Crawiord of Toronto canie fourth in giant slalom and slalom respectively. Summer swimmers and sailors did it all Canada, so lar as med- als in Munich were concerned. Bruce IWxrtson, 13, Vancou- ver, won silver in the rr.elre butterfly and shared bronze in the 409-metre med- k-v rclav with Erik Fish, 'Mic-ine' Hat; Bill Maho- ney. New Westminster. B.C., arid Bob Kai-.ing, Ijeslie Cliff of Vancouver silver in trie women's 4W-metre individual medley and IJonna Marie CUT, club-mate, got the bronze in the backstroke. Miller, John Kkels ami Paul Cole, all from Vancou- ver, placed third in Solir.g sailing. first yachting in-t'Jil for Canada in 40 years, 0 1 e n d a Iteiser of Ottawa era eked a world in a best of the J.5W, but lost in the Eemi-final; Abby Hoffman of 'I'o'on'.o came secorvi in her Ir.-it in the SW-rnelrt-s ar-d was third in the semi-final. bv.t ciKti'.h in the final. She Iv'oke her OV.TI Canadian each time out. Prevoy- sr.'-e. by Montreal fin- aricier J. Louis t'j an un'rxja'.ea two- Steelers Imping it one Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS i games and another triumph The A busy little flu bug dashing Sunday will return them to tte Green rnadlv 'about the Pittsburgh Super Bowl, where they lost lo camp was the nab, .source.'.! Date land Browns i-i the opening playoff game while Pittsburgh ycar-0'd FWJ.I with 12 victo- ries. '1'ne long-o'-rlrjjjig filly was runaway v.-ijirter as Can- ada's ho-e of the year. It vas another big year for jockey Sandy Ka-vley of Whitby, 'Ont., who won his set-ond North American riding title. Slsndardbreds-Two Cam- dian-owncd horses-Silent Ma- jority and Strike named top three-year-old. The Canadian Trotting Association picked Majority and tha U.S. A.ss'X.iation se- leclsd Strike Out. But there was no a'-: who was top Fllion of Angers, Que., broke his own record of 54'i victories in a single season and became the i firr; driver in history to hit career vietories. victories in singles by Mike Beikin wer- en't enough as Canada lost 3-2 to Mexico in North American 70ne play for the Davis Cup. It was 'C a n a d a 's second straight defeat by the Mexi- can tcara. i Bowling-Ray Mitchell of Scarborough became the sec- o.-.d Canadian to win the world concern for the today dS they prepared for th'-ir Ne-.v Year's date against Miami Doin'hir" to advanced by beating Oakland American Raider in the finat swords en Conference championship. In Sunday's other NFL Eemi- final playoff. Washington Red- skins face Dallas Cowboys for Redskins, who best ______ round of the amateur lO-pia bowling cham- v.-ill for their first i when he defeated game trip since S That sc-'.-rriS like a long time. b'jt then the have nr-ver rriarje it to a tide game in Maracan of the Philip- p-ines in Kamburg. the National Conference title. Several of the Steelers were a bit under the weather during bug. His sting -fa-, strong enough to send several Stee-ers, i including quarterback Terry Bradshaw. to hospital. But coach f'nurk Noll peeled all ailing Ethic-Los to be available [or the showdown game against Miami. The Dol- phins have won 15 consecutive a disputed deflected touch- dov.n. Delias, which go! tv.-j touch- dov.TO in the final second; to o'-'ertake San last v.-eek. is also looking for a return ticket to the Super Bowl. that stands in the Cov.tyjys' is Washington's Over the ;HiU Gang. Dallas coach Tom has will r-'art qusriertefl: for the the berich to Dallas' Isle -.vinning drive against the '49trs. th vcars. That's really a SPORTS FANS! Friday's sanies I I_s j just teasers Soviet player people cro SPORTS STORY OF THE YEAR Phil Esposito (top) is checked by lor Kuz'Kin (fy he mores in on gcdie Vladislav Tretiok (be! around TV 'store to wolch the Conada-Russio series. Tne series was voted me sports story of 1 972. i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 puts its unbeaten record on thr seairjsx 9-1-4 Ohio "This Southern Cal team the best team Ohio State Ohio coach Redskins. Steelers in Super Boid Just take a look WASHINGTON 'API When the sun shir.es dawn on the LCS Coliseum next .Jan. 14, it'U be shining on ventable strangers to National EXHIBITION PAVILION JAN. 1 P.PA, N.A. TITIE BOUT: GEOFF PORTZ vs TOR KAMATA MARIEf and EABICH vs KROFrAT and HURST EElAFOfJTE Md CARUSO vs CANNON and PIRIt 5 Big Matches 14 Wrestlers Football League championship i brilliantly ciampod do-m on and Supers. cowtovs-anri they'll have to The will be roai-ing atrial attack as their first trip to a Super Bowl weup' game sir.ce 19-i5. TRC Stetlers gamc w-ui be v.ill be making thtir fLst trip contained w.th relative ease if ever. Washington goes again v.ith the Pf-'.-seaxm U.S. college foot- ball fanatics whetted their Friday Nonh _ Carolina State frosted No. 18 Haves, aiming for vie V.'est Virginia 49-13 in the- Peach i .orj ;'N-C JJQ ;0.jrfh Rose Eowl Tamoa edged Kent triumph in 1 State 21-13 in the Tangerine i Cowl. But the piece tie resistance oi the holiday feast is the Rose Eo-.ri. or.e cf three Ne-.v Year's Day classics involving sb: of the country's top 12 teams-. Sop'-ioraore Stan Frills set a Peach Bowl record with his it_.a touciido-ATis. Quarterback j Et_ Dave Buckey for two PAT SULLIVAN five appear- gulliyail S 6K named Herald hrma. takes on IZth-raried Notre Dame in Jan. 1 Orange Bo-.vl in j M i a m fourth-ranked Alabama squares off against Sports Editor one to His twin _..., and went over line for an- Who wins that gome is of no five-man line that racked up tne The feeling here i Slitc. the mid-American concern at this rr.omer.t. It's hov; they are gettirjg there that rnraters. Tee answer is The 'Sldns will dominate DaEas Cowboys and the S'.ee'.ers rnuffie" Miami Dolphins. That's the word from t'r.e fearless football forecaster picked three of four v.inne Dallas' remarkable the first rour.d of she Now for the words to bac'r: cp that word: Washington 21 Dallas 13 Tr.e RedsVdns, v.ho i-'j Packers. th was msde trie todav bv Manr-ging Ediwr DD-'p-'Hif c! the appointment o! Patricif Sullivan as Sports Editor o: The Herald. A native of Calgary, Mr. Sullivan received his education in Medicine Hat and at Catho- lic Central High School in The only New Year's Eve ac- tion has No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Penn State in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Today's games included the E a s t-V.'est college all-st the Gsreia from Pc.v.tl River, B.C. v.ill ouU3c> Miami's Garo Yt-prer.'Jcn ar.d kick the S'eel- ers ;Jl v, sy to PjigelC'S. ;mian was v.rtuaiiy the Miami o.'fcn'-e in what hive been a pushover Carter teamed Paul Orr.dorJ for toachdown pssses of K z-A 35 yards in the first quarter before Carter was relieved by Fred Solomon who c-.pped an 'd drive vrith a two-yard run in the second qi.-ar.e- to er.d Tampa's scoring. Ths national championship is 6t stake in Pasadena. Calif., top-ranked Southern Ca! tight cr.d the >JST BcrA.j 6 p.m. MST. Herald "and will spori-s column. i'J lila v.-iie. 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