Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
_______. Tuesday, February 1, 1972 THE IETHBRIDCE HERAkD He played before and after expansion Lethbridge's Ingarfield remembers how it was By ROD EDWA1IDS TIEGINA If Ear] In garficld was (he type lo dis- courage easily, a l.'1-ycar Na- tional Hockey League career would have been just a dream. Bui he didn't listen lo the hockey expeits in his home- town of Lethbridge and he soon had them eating humble pic. "They told rr.c in Lelh- bridge that I was loo small lo play junior hockey so I made contact with Medicine Hat on my own and was fortunate enough to make the said Ingarfield, now coach of Regina, Pals of the Western Canada Hockey League. That was way back in 1951 nr so (ho doesn't remember Ihc exact year) in Ihe okl Western Canada Junior League when Lclhbridge Na- live Sons and Medicine Hat Tigers were arch-rivals. "I had a pretty good year with Medicine Hat and Ihc next year Lethbridgc wanted me back. They made a deal which MedlcTe Hat wasn't too happy about but il all seemed lo work oul anyway." He played Ihree years wilh Lethbridge before turning pro wilh New York Rangers and joining their farm club, Ihc Saskatoon Quakers of the old Western Hockey League. He later played on loan to Winnipeg Warriors lor two years1 before cracking (he Ranger lineup in J93U and re- maining wilh that club for nine years. Before he called it a day in the NHL, he went lo Pills- burgh Penguins in Ihe expan- sion drafl and finished his career with Oakland Seals last year. Now he said in an inter- view thai he probably could have played a couple of more years hut he decided against it afler a personal assess- ment. "I bad several injuries in the last four years. I had two operations on my right knee, an operalion on my right wrist, a broken thumb, a scratched eyeball, a sepa- rated shoulder. "So I fell this was a goud lime lo get oul and I'm happy 1 did." Ingarfield had planned lo spend retirement operating his motel business in Leth- bridge but soon was offered Hie Pats coaching job. Hcflccting on those early years, I n g a r f i e 1 d said ho never considered his size a handicap. His love of the game would never have given roDl to such a thought. "I loiow neighborhood I grew up in we used to play on the road and on Ihe streets until aboul 11 o'clock in the evening. We played and skated any chance we got. This is probably why years ago mosl fellows did get lo be p. ofcssional hockey players." Ingarfield doesn't believe junior players in his day dif- fered greatly from those of today, except possibly in one area. "I think it was probably as rough Ihen bul I don't think il was rjuile as chippy. "I like lo see an aggressive club. But I don'l like to see tlw high-sticking, Ihe spearing and there is a lot of charging from behind which I don't like to see." The former left-handed cenLreman, who considers one of his biggest NHL thrills the 19C1-C2 season when he centred the line of Andy Bath- gale and Dean Prenlice and Balhgalc tied Bobby Hull for the scoring championship, is highly respected by his young club. This respect and dedication may account for the showing Ihe Pats have made so far Ihis season. The Pats occu- pied lirst place in the league's eastern division al the lime of the interview, a bit of a sur- prise lo Ingarfield. The Ingarfield name may again be heard in the NHL. A 13-year-old son now is playing peewee hockey in Letbbridge and Ear] likes ins desire and early talent. probably a bit more scrappy than I was, too." IOC executive turns down appeal Austrians withdraw both Nordic and Alpine teams e held in Europe, lalcr Ihis win-er. Before tho IOC ruled on Ihc Schranz case, the Austrian federation had threatened thai all Us skiers would withdraw from he Winter Games if any one of was disqualified. Sehranz was one of about -JO from different European coimlries who wrre bring investigated by the IOC for alleged commercialism. Austrian sources had said earlier thai the IOC reopened he S'chranz case after ncccpl-ng a motion by Nemelschke for such action. SAPPORO (AP) The women's Olympic village is about as easy lo invade and as inviting, as a secret government Installation. In the true it's not a village at all but a compound behind barbed wire, its entrance blocked by gray-clad Japanese guards. From a tiny yellow booth, that protects them from the elements, they protect some 300 female athletes from intruders. Their only weapon, which they wield effectively, is polite firmness. While an open-door policy exists in the men's village, even a competitor's mother and women reporters wilh the proper credentials are barred from the women's quarters unless escorted by a resident athlete. And there is still endless -waiting and checking and rechecking by the ever-smiling, ever-polite, ever-iron willed guards. No men are allowed to tread Uie hallowed halls of the two forbidding brown structures that tower 11 stories ever the Olympic village. But the girls, in an age of co-educational college dormitories and free love, profess no anger. ALWAYS TI1E SAME "It's like tliis wherever we said Jojo Starbuck, 22-year-old distaff member of the U.S. national figure skating champion pair from Downey, Calif. "We can go into the men's quarters but they can't come in here. I guess that means we're the ones who can be she said laughing. Past the green barbed wire is another warning lo outsiders. A huge sign on the outer door proclaims in Japanese, English and French: "To all pressmen: You are not allowed lo cnler Ihe dormitory without the, permission by Lhe chief of mission, because it is off limits." But once inside, the warmth of international friendship the rYinter Games are meant to fos-.er pervades and the girls, three xi a suite, live nnd laugh, goes ing and going between practice sessions and sightseeing trips. Each of Ihe girls' roams contains a single bed and night table, a smsll wardrobe and the usual clutter of a college dorm Three girl? sSi-Era a single bath and a kitchen-sitting room. Although the girls' quarters are off-limits to the men, the dining room across the road is international and co-ed and Stingray liome The Lelhbridfic Y.M C.A. tingrays (ravelled lo Medicine 'at and came home lop onors- in a t'nal sv.im meet gainst (he Alberta MarJin nuatic club Sunday. 34 swimmers from bring p honors local swim club racked up enough victories to give the Stingrays a 250-200 point score over the host Medicine Hat swim club in the one-day event. Marlene Coulter, Ted Hanson and Ga.vin Fenton were Ihe top performers for the Stingrays bringing home four firsts and one second place finish. Coulter competed in the senior girl's division while Hnnsen tool; pail in the boy's 11 and 12 and Fenton in the boy's 13 and 14 categories. Calvin Koskowich also cams up with an outstanding performance for the Stingrays earning three first place finishes in the boy's eight and under division. In senior boy's competition Craig Hoselton gave the Sling-rays firsts and a second place ribbon while Bob Van Schaik added a first and n second place finish. Doug Paterson also swimming in Ihe same division took home a second and two third place ribbons while Bob de Jourdan earned a third. In other senior girl's action, Susan de Jourdan carried away a first and third place ribbon while Jean Gregory managed lo win a third. The Stingrays had strong swimmers in the girl's eight and under events with Ann Lymagh leading the way with a first, second and two third place finishes. Brencia Wiskcrke aided wilh a second and Iwo thirds while Carrie Hughes added a second. Brad Koskowich paced t h e Sliugrays in the boy's 10 and under category with two firsts and three second place finishes while James Wiske.-ke had a second and Mark Reid two thirds. Ted McGreer and Bob Mont-gomery also picked up a third placa ribbon. In girl's 10 and under T.Telonie Fenlon was Hie only Stingray o do any damage cartons home a first and four second place finishes. In boy's and girl's 11 and 12 competition, Tim Ilansen won a first and four second place ribbons, Colleen Carmichael earned Uirec seconds and a third while Michelle .Crighton added a third place finish. Finally, in the girl's 13 and 14 category, Mary Ann Hughes captured two firsts, two seconds and a third while Holly Fenton placed second once third twice. Cori Hosellon chipped In a second while Jane Anderson added a to do, there is a movie a day. Bul the Olympic committee must have selected the films with the same protective mine that conceived the women's compound. The most exciting fare, other than The Four Seasons of Japan, was 101 PERMANENT LTHrS FLIPPIN' LIFE, ISOTHIN V LASTS 41i pleases Edmonton mtlierms; o EDMONTON (CP) Mu-ammcd Ali, former world eavyweighl boxing champion, emonstrated bis famous shuf-c and look a deliberate prall-Ul before figliL fans onday. The poetic pugilist demon-tralcd Ihe art of "stinging like bee and flitting like a but-rfly" in two five-round exhi-tion bouts. James Summerville, a 290-Dimder from Miami, Fla., rppHcd ills only knockdown of e fight All's other opponent as JctI Merrill of New York ty, who measures six feet, ve inches and weighs 210 5imds. The exhibition malch was the cond of three in a western inada lour. Ali boxed Friday .'fore 9. IWO fans in Van-mvcr's Pacific Coliseum nnd spears night in T eary. Meanwhile a unnniinous dcci-on by Billy McGrandlc Mon-ly over Tony Porter of Phoe-x, Ariz., marked Ihe former jnadian featherweight cham-on's rcium to Ihc ring after two-year rclirciuent. Tht old Edmonton ixer won his professional ut. before a crowd of SWIMES ARE PLANN1N1 TO MOVE THE LOCAL PUB j FIFTY YARDS UP i THE I'll ei Canucks The Lethbridge Sugar Kings will be out to pad their fourti place lead over the Edmonton Maple Leafs hosting the Calgary Canucks in Alberta Jun or Hockey Leafnie action tonight. The Sugar Kings trailed the Maple Lcals lor a number of weeks, but took over fourth spol with a split n Edmon'on weekend. Wilh Ihree games in hand, the Sugar Kings spur! 32 po 11 1 rile the Maple Leafs dropped lo fifl.li with 31. The Kings have into :heir own in recent weeks and are certainly not push-overs. In Edmonlon, Mio Kings bat-tled Uicir hosts to two sudden-dealh overtime encounters. They downed the Maple 2-1 in overtime, bul gave up a V2 decision to the Movers in .he olhcr. Since Christinas Ihe Kings lave earned al leasl four solid victories while suffering Ihree ossos. One of Ilio losses was n 10-1 iecision to Ihe same Calgary hey'll meet tonight The Canucks arr- currently in third place with !5 points and are making a valiant attempt, to catch the second place R c (I Deer Rustlers uho have 48 points. Game time gels urjder way at p.m. al Ihc Henderson Lake Ice1 Centre lonigbl. Meanwhile Ills finals and semi-finnts of the Alborla Jun-or Hockey League this will be eight point affai i ri team celling Iwo points for a win and one point for a tic. There will be no overt i m e games. Alf Cndman, owner of Ihc Red Duor Rustlers, said Monday lhat Iho executive also derided Calgary Mount Royal College Cougars, jil prrsrnl in first place in the league, will not i compete in Ihc playoffs. All but luo of Ihi'ir players are over-ape for lier-2 ievol e. a m s. Cadman said. The AJI1T. finals determine who will represent Ihe provimT for the n a 1 i o nwidc Centennial Cup c lampinnship. Red Deer is defending Club's ucv command The St. Mary's Sailing Club has a new crew of executive members. At a recent meeting Dr. A. )yer became Past Commodore while the new Commodore is !ric Schill. Doug Smith is the Pice Commodore while Ihe tear Commodore is Dr. G, Gray. Fleet Surgeon is Dr. B. Slillvrcll. F.laine Schill will handle the duties of secretary-treasurer. Various comniitlcc members re Doris Rhodes. Dr. S. An-jus, Dr. R. King-Brown and ock )nc more or Starr NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) irt Starr, Green Bay Packer lartorbzck, said Mondav night e 11172 National Football oagnc season would be his si, provided he is able to play iring the year. Slarr. in Nashville, Tenn., for .speaking engagement, told Associated Pre.ss he hews the lime lias come for m lo retire afler one more ar in the pros. 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