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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, December 31, 1970 [HE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 From in one season, By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Editor Montreal Aloucltcs, it seems are just about all things to all men. Their surge from last in me Eastern Football Conference to Grey Cup champions in one sea- son carried them Canadian leam-of-the-year honors in a poll conducted by The Canadian Press. It was a (liUo-marks poll, as (lie majority of the 105 sports writers and broadcasters wiio voted also picked the Als and their accomplishments as the thrill, surprise and comeback of 1870. Only in the categories of odd- ity and disappointment did the Als fail to take first place. It was a tie in the disappoint- ment of 1970 category, victory ling to the showing of Toronto I Grey Cup game and (he Allan of the EFC and toj Cup-symbol of senior Canadian goi Argoi___ the fact that no Canadian team made the Stanley Cup playoffs. The oddity? Take your choice majority of voles was split between a defcnceman (Bobby Orr) winning the National Hockey League scoring title, Canadian teams missing the Stanley Cup playoffs, two third- place finishers meeting in the NUMBER ONE WINNERS Cliff Nowicki and his Med- icine Hat rink won the number one Sven Ericksen event and the Sid Lamb memorial as the annual felhbridge Curl- ing Club high school bonspiel came 1o an end Wednes- day. The winners are, back row, left to right, skip Nowicki, third Lyle'Schlaht. Front, left'to right, second Rick Pinder and lead Gary Marks. NUMBER TWO WINNERS Darrell Houghen and his mates from Foremost won the number two Fred Quitten- baum event. The winners are, back row, left to right, skip Hougen third Wayne Foss. Front, left to right, second John Woife, and lead Elaine Poberznik. A near miss by Cliff Nowicki in 1069 proved costly to com- petitors in the annual Leth- bridge High School bonspiel. Nowicki and Ins Medicine Hat rink were beaten in the fi- nal of the first event last year but came on with a vengeance this time around and captured ihe number one Sven Ericksen event and the Sid Lamb Mem- orial grand aggregate. The annual bonspiel attracted some 50 rinks from points in Alberta and British Columbia. Nowicki was hard pressed for his two titles. In the final of the number one event he edged Wayne Stickel of Vaux- lall 6-5 and had as bad a time with Barrel Hougen in the grand aggregate final winning 7-6. With Nowicki on his win- ning rink were Lyle Schlaht, Rick Pinder and Gary Marks. The new champion earned a berth in the final by downing Tom Mueller of Warner in the semi-finals while Stickel drop- ped Wayne Calvert of Brooks. Mueller and his mates are from Warner. Hougen, despite his setback in the grand aggregate final, won the number two Fred Quit- tenbaum event as he won out over Ken Foster of the host Lethbridge club 6-3. Hougen had ousted Janice Newlove of Pincher Creek in one semi-fi- nal match while Foster trim- med Robert Hart of Vauxhall. Bob Lyon of Barons won the number three Haig Clinic event with a 12-6 win over David Sevalrud of Bow Island. Lyon advanced after beating Norman Zmaef of Coleman while Seval- fud used Larry Kirkpatrick of Lethbridge as a stepping stone to the final. The number four John For- lest honors went to Bob Takasaki and his Picture Butte foursome. Takasaki and his rink stopped Len Mueller of Warner 9-7 in the final. In the semi- fina's Takasaki belted Terry Russell of Milk River while Mueller dumped Rob Hothe of Cardston. NUMBER THREE WINNERS Bob Lyon and his mates from Barons won the number three Haig Clinic event. The winners are, back row, left to right, skip Lyon, third Jerry Machacek. Front, left to right, second Dennis Mach- acek and lead John Foy. Until Jan. 14th slopes and powder snow for tha expert moderate slopes for the non-expert Site of the 1971 Pojsfloc Cufi Races Jan. 9th to llth PHONE 423-6966, 423-6041, 423-6849 Dramlieller will play DRUMHELLER, Alta. Dmmheller Miners of the Al- berta Hockey League an- nounced today that manage- ment and players have reached an agreement on financial ar- rangements to help the team complete the season in the three team senior league. Terms of the arrangements were not announced. Earlier, the players agreed to play eight games free. The Miners also announced a player trade with Calgary Stam- peders of the MIL. Defenceman Bud Syverson was traded to Calgary for left winger Don Tliieson and an un- named player to be announced later. Thieson led the league scor- ing race until he was benched by the club earlier this year. Will tie up j- loose ends MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Rep- resentatives of National Foot- ball League clubs and players will meet here next week to tie together the loose ends of the agreement which ended the 1970 training camp strike. Leonard Lindquist, a Minne- apolis lawyer representing the NFL Players Association, said Wednesday the exact date of the meeting has not yet been set. Lindquist said issues still needed to be resolved are: coaches, trainers and equipment men are in- cluded in the pension package. the four-year con- tract forecloses negotiations on new issues. a joint committee will be appointed to interpret the contract. NOT IN AGREEMENT "These matters were not part j of the players' understanding when we shook hands in New York and we're trying to thrash them out said Lindquist. "As long as both sides are still negotiating, it's a good sign." LETHBRIDGE ARENA SATURDAY, JAN. 2nd p.m. LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS vs EDMONTON MAPLE LEAFS SUNDAY, JAN. 3rd p.m. LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS vs EDMONTON MOVERS ADMISSION PRICES- ADUtTS SI.25 STUDENTS .756 with tardj CHILDREN 25ti Advance liclrtfs on sale al Simpsons-Soars Saturday 1-4 p.m. T AST COLUMN for 1970! It's a Happy, Happy New Year to all to the gals at fish and wildlife office who got so flustered when Bing Crosby walked up to the counter to purchase a hunting licence this fall. And to Frank Somerville, Charlie, Stan and Mor- !ey at the same office. Sure hated to see Gordon Haugen leave. To Mayor Anderson and other members of city council. Just don't know whether it's time to sink, swim or gargle and Erwin Adderly and his staff didn't plan it that way. Directors and staff at city hall for their patience and indulgence Santa just didn't have room on Ms sleigh for that new city hall. Dr. Paul Lewis, Fran Schulz and the others from Pollution Alberta and Mai Clewes and the students of Winston Churchill High who came up with The Dirty Oldman to the AMA, teachers and students who did such an outstanding job with the few school patrols that we did have. To Pel Balderson of Magrath, Taber-Warner MLA Douglas Miller and the crew and workers of the Tyrrell's Lake Fishermen's Association for coming up with the dollars to stock Tyrrell's with more than rainbow trout and to Paul McAdam from the Jumping Rainbow Ranch at Livingston, Mont., for getting the rainbows up here in such fine shape. Can't forget the boss, Cleo Mowers, who keeps encouraging us on to do a better job he became a member of the famed Tyee Club this year and to all the rest of The Herald family. To colleagues Gary Cooper of the Edmonton Jour- nal and Bob Scammell of the Red Deer Advocate. The dean of Alberta outdoor writers, Allen Bill of the Calgary Herald, passed onto his reward this past year and a dean he was with his profession. Welcome to his successor, young Don Thomas tough road to follow. All those people who made submissions to the hearings on the Alberta Wilderness Act to those who made a fuss about the gas well drilling at Cypress Hills Provincial Park. To those Calgary folks who made the government sit up and take notice on strip mining and reclamation to the Kinuso Fish and Game Association way up north, for spear- heading the action taken on oil spills in the Swan Hills and elsewhere. To Dr. Sam Smith, president of the University of Lethbridge and Dr. William (Doc Holiday) Beckel, wee-president, arid all the staff out there. Mighty impressive building going up across creek. Now for that bridge. To Community College President Dr. C. D. Stewart and aU his staff. That game farm is a decided asset to southern Alberta. Reg Turner, principal of Winston Churchill High get that North Lethbridge park yet. To all the farmers and ranchers for allowing sportsmen and others to hunt and fish on their property during the past year. To Head Chief Jim Shot-Both-Sldes, members of his council and others, who showed the spirit and leadership in the outstanding venture the Blood Indian Tribe has entered into. President Boris Snyder and his crew at the Leth- bridge Trap Club President Jerry Pitfman and members of the Lethbridge Fish and Game Associa-. tion. Can't let this one pass. Dr. J Donovan Ross, perhaps the best minister of lands and forests this province has ever had, has appointed T. A. Drink- waler as director of provincial parks thought for sure it would be director of water resources. To all those anglers and nimrods who didn't get their limits this year to all those ring-necks, huns, sharpies and rainbows in our great outdoors. Last, but not least, my wife always first, to Doug, Bonnie and Brenda we've had a good year to all friends many we have missed HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. Bowling scores hockey to a U is i t c d Slates Fivers. A distant second to the Als as team of the year was the Don Duguid rink of Winnipeg, Cana- dian and world curling champi- ons. Next, and well back, was the Canadian men's <100-metre medley relay team which look a' gold 'medal at the British lommomvrallh Games. Canadian NHL learns missing the playoffs won the runner-up spot in tile surprise category and oilier events that were close included Canada pulling out of world hockey, Harry Sinden quitting as coach of the Stanley Cup champions. Boston Bruins, Montreal getting the 1976 Olym- pic Games and AU coach Sam Etcheverry suspending t w a first-string plavers on the eve of the EFC playoffs. T h e 1 m a Fynn's third-place finish hi the 1.500 metres at the British Cominomvealih Games flung herself forward just as an opponent well considered in the thrill cate- gory, along with Bill Mahony winning three gold swimming mdeals. But the one event that came closest to tiie Als' Grey Cup triumph' hi thrills was the last- play field goal kicked by Larry Robinson of Calgary Stamped- ers to win the Western Confer- ence final against Saskatchewan and send the Stamps to the Grey Cup game. Some voters saw as the oddity of 1970 the fact that the annual football awards for outstanding individual performance, the Lit- tle Grey Cup and the Valuer Cup all went West, but the Grey Cup stayed in the East. Red CTQuinn winning consecu- tive Grey Cups with different clubs was mentioned; so was the fact mat a brother combina- and Phil Esposito of ihe Cist all-star team in the NHL. The Argos got a vote for presenting the game ball to Ed Harrington at mid-field and having to search tlirough the erowd for Harrington, who was sittbig out a one-game suspen- sion. More than one voted for the "ridiculous ties in the NHL" which saw Chi- cago Black Hawks pour six goals into Montreal Canadians' empty net as the Canadiens tried to score the points neces- sary to move into the playoffs. Ed McQuarters, plucking the ball out of the hands of Stamps' quarterback Jerry Keeling and scoring a touchdown for Saskat- chewan Roughriders in the sec- ond game of the WFC final, was not overlooked in the balloting. It was of this episode that Etcheverry said later to Stamps' coach Jim Duncan: "He pumped three times. I thought he was going to pump up a matter of fact he did, right out of your eye- balls." NUMBER FOUR WINNERS Bob Takasaki of Piduro Butte won the number four John Forrest event. The win- ners are, back row, left to right, skip Takasaki and third Grant Stauth. Front, left to right, second Jim Nayha and lead Randy Karren. _____________ soarec By GERRY SUTTON SASKATOON (CP) Bob Seagren of Los Angeles, 1968 Olympic pole vault champion, soared to success in a come- jack bid during the final mo- ments of the Saskatchewan In- door Games Wednesday night. Seagren, former world indoor and outdoor record holder who retired in June to take up act- ng, won the invitational pole ,'ault with a leap of 16 feet, eight inches. He had three at- tempts at 17-2 but came close only on the second try. Bruce Simpson of Toronto, the Canadian and 1970 British Com- monwealth record holder at 16- aVi, finished a surprising second with a jump of 15-8. For Seagren. 24, a University of Southern California graduate, it was a satisfying win. "I'd have to say I was satis- fied with the performance a 16-8 jump isn't bad consider- ing the circumstances I've been running all the time since I called it quits but not neces- sarily RECORD HOLDER FAILS World-record holder Jan John- Club from Long Beach. Caltf._ The Pacific team of Tom Von Ruden, Chuck LeBenz, John Mason and Jay Elbe! covered he 25-lap distance in seven ninutcs, 40.1 seconds to finish ihead of the University of Brit- ish Columbia runners. Univer- sity of Oregon was third. WINS TWO MILE The B.C. tarn, with a time of was represented by Ken 21mer, Norm T r e r i s e, Ken French and Bill Smart. Earlier, Kerry Pearce of the University of Texas took advan- tage of a fast pace to run away from his opponents in the invita- tional men's two-mile race. CAPRI BOWL BANTAMS FAMILY TWOSOME BANTAM GIRLS Darcy Tamayose 1B3; Sandra Hamil- ton 195; Michele MacLean 171; Leslie Taylor 1SJ; Lanetle Czember 175. BANTAM BOYS Kim Tinordf 169; Rodney Malchow Harvie Pnr7a 111- Bill Todd 1B3: Gordon Syme 202. ADULTS Lyle Killn! 263 Lean Gerla 234; Alan Taylor 304 John Tin- 285 Yosli Chaki 253 Norm Toiicy 258 Anne Todd 25! Jean Christie !78 May Hiehcrt 247 Gary Tunbridgc 333 I JUNIORS AND SENIORS TWOSOME JUNIORS AND SENIORS Brad Marr 216; John Wildmar, 210; Sharon Povey 192; Nadine Kovacs 219; Cherye Obcnneyer 253 John No- vak 213; Bob Tinordi 251 Rajldy Blacker 212. Jean Passey 251 Frerl Mogus 267 Boil Parsons 260; Gertrude Grelzinger 212; Sheila Povey 219; Hugh Chrlslig 351 I Axemen win college event was unplaced after passing at lower levels before the bar was placed at 16-2. Then he missed three straight jumps before fans. "I just didn't have said the 20-year-old who has gone as high as 17-7. "I had no timing, no nothing. I said when I came here that I would be either really good or really I was really bad." Another highlight of the meet was the invitational men's two- mile relay, easily won by the Pacific Coast Track and Ileld WINNIPEG (CP) Acadia University Axemen won the Golden Boy college basketball tournament here Wednesday night- by overpowering Mont- real's Loyola University War- riors 90-67 in the championship game, After a slow start the Wolf- wile, N.S. crew gradually gained momentum and finally tcok control of both backboards. Steve Pound paced the win- ning Axemen with a 24-point ef- fort. Pound was a consistent scorer from outside with a long jump shot. j Teammate Jerome MeGee added 17 points and Rick Eaton got 16 points. McGec. who stands six feet four inches and weighs 229 pounds, ruled the j backboards. Dave Burke and Greg Gill scored 16 points apiece for 'he i Loyola Warriors and Tom Pro- 1 fino scored 15 points. j Loyola took charge hi the opening minutes of the game but slowly fell behind and for j most of the second half were forced to play catch-up basket- ball. On the consolation side of the eight-team tournament the IJni- vcrsity of Windsor Lancers beat j the University of Waterloo War- riors 76-62 for the consolation Filion sets racing record DOVER, Del. (AP) Herve Filion, the "Canadian Comet" of harness racing, guided a win- ner home in the first race at Dover Downs Wednesday night to set an all-time record for vic- tories in one year of racing. After Lyndhust, an 11-year-old gelding, won the mile pace by ttaee-quarters of a length, Fi- lion had 486 winners for the year. His total is by far the best ever in harness racing, and one ahead of Willie Shoemaker's 485, the best ever in flat racing, posted in 1953. Boys' and Girls' SHARPENED SHINED NEW LACES SANITIZED PROFESSIONAL SKATE SHARPENING PER PAIR OVER 300 PAIR OF SKATES IN STOCKI VERY GOOD SELECTION OF STICKS AND HOCKEY EQUIPMENT. BERT MACS CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 Open Thurs. Fri. Til! 9 p.m. "Serving oouth AlberJa for over 30 years." Minor puck In Midget action Tuesday eve- ning the Royals and the Corn- els fought to a 2-2 stalemate. Brian Kicrzchala and Eon Ba- ceda each rapped in a goal j apiece for the Royals while Ron I Thoin and Wayne Spencc re- j plied for the Comets. GOING TO CALGARY? Stay at STETSON VILLAGE MOTEL TV TWIN BEDS PHONES 100 Avenue and Mocleotl Trail PHONE 253-1196 COUECT HOLIDAY HOURS: CLOSED NEW YEAR'S EVE Dec. 31st at 7 p.m. CLOSED NEW YEAR'S DAY Jan. 1st, 1971 RE-OPENING SATURDAY, Jon. 2nd at 9 a.m. MIDTOWN RECREATION 325 5th STREET SOUTH ;