Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
ft THE LETHBRIDGt HERALD Wednesday, February 1, 1972 fcniu Olympics set for a Thursday start Lli rone when Japan awarded its first Winter liamcs. The Second World War ended mirlihi'iil. amid j Olympic compeiition until Ihe immp ..r.d spll'mlor befitiin" an j (Mil (lames, but Japan as a dc- i fealed enemy power had to wait Tliirty-Lwu years a peror Iliruhilo Km- ilu- I until Hi'-' lo IKIVC its rc- at Olympic bid accqilcd. Today, Iliroliilo as patron ot Ihe Winter Games on Japan' northernmost of Hok- kaido will open them in Ihe rink. .vcws aso, MIXING IT UP Monlreal Canadians' Marc Tardif (11) and Jack Egers, (15) of the St. Louis Blues, try to get at each olher Tuesday night in a second period scuffle in Si. Louis. Each player received a major and minor. Referee Art Skov (top) pushes oilier players awoy. Red Wings In fourth after stopping By THE CANADIAN PRESS nod. It marked the first time an empty net with Plante oft in singed (lie first Olympics in Asia, Ilic ]'JW Summer (.lames in Tokyo. Japiin com p 1 et cs the full Olympic circle when (ho Olym- pic [lame, c n r v i c (1 Japan by relays involving sever- al thousand nuiners, is brought Toronto Maple Iicafs relumed the Red Wings launched thein- home loday from a disastrous seven-game National Hockey League road trip but there were more h.'ird knocks yet to come selves higher than fifth place since early last season. Mickey Redmond collected his goal of the season tor De- bofore they could stop to lick ul [he third period and Red Bercnson completed the Leafs' humiliation with uvo goals in the last 30 seconds. Berenson's first goal went into Summaries their Leafs were bombed 4-0 by Deiroit Kcd U'ings Tuesday nicllt a nil. as a result, dropped into fifih spot in (tie East Divi- sion behind (lie Red Wings. Tonight, the Leafs are back on home ice but they lace (lie rugged Minnesota North Stars vho helped put the skids under the Leafs with a 4-1 victory the last time the clubs met less than two weeks ago. Elsewhere. Tuesday night, Los Angeles Kings moved out of the vVest Division cellar with a 7-1 victory over the division-leading Chicago Black Hawks while Montreal Canadians downed St. Louis Blues 3-1. In other games tonight, Bos- ton Bruins visit New York Rangers and Vancouver Can- ucks are at Oakland to meet California Golden Seals. LOST EI'GIIT STRAIGHT The Leafs' defeat Tuesday gave them an eight-game losing streak that started with a home-ice loss to St. Louis Jan. 10. The shutout, administered in Detroit by former Leaf goalie Al Smith, was Ihe fourth To- ronto suffered in their seven- game road trip. Other shuloui-s in Montreal, Chicago and California helped hDld Toro'.llo to an output of only six foals in Ihc last seven games. A sellout crowd of saw veleran centre Alex Dclvecchio beat Toronto goalie Jacques needed early in tiic seccrnl pe- MONTREAL 3 ST. LOUIS 1 First Period 1. Monlreal, F. Ma hovolich 17 (Laporrisrc, Ccurr.oyer) Penalties Tardif, Egcrs ruin, ors, majors ]-5fi, Hamunc] La- rose 15-J6, Bill Plage-- 13.D7. Second Period Ma scoring Penal- lies Bill Plager Laooinle Third Period 1. Monlreal, Larose 16, 3. SJ. Louis, SI. Marseille II (Sabourin, W. Plaqc-r) A. Mon- treal, p, Mahovllch la (F, Mahovlich, Ls'lnur) Pen-illies Laflejr 5 58, B. Plager miscon- duct Shots en goal by Monlreal ID 15 St. Louis........ B 7 Allendance DETROIT 4 TORONTO 0 First Period No coring. Penal- ties Baun Harrison I'M, Sl.-ickhouse Johnston Second Period 1. Detroit, Delvec- chio 13 (Karlandor, Redmond) Penallics Mcnanan, Johnston 1'GI, Hdrnscin Sillier. Jcnnslon majors Wall 14-55. Third Period 1. Detroil, Redmcnd 29 (Delvpcrhio, Rprpman) 3. De- Iroit, Bercnson 17 Deiroit, Berenson IK, 19-.i3. Penal- ties Henderson B 47, Stackhouse Shots on goal by mlo Detroit Allendcin 7 E -31 ce 11 a-3 LOS ANGELES 7 CHICAGO 4 First Psricd 1. Chicago, Mikita 2 (D. Hull, Jarrett) 2. Los A B.icksrrom B (Bernier, Woyir vjich) 3. Jarrc-rt (Mnrlin) J. Lcs AntjelGi, Jch l.i Rr-rnierJ Los Anneks, Ccrrigan 9 (Brrr Gonng) Penalty Komll 1V2 Second Period 6. Chicago. Whit favor of an extra attacker, but seconds later lie skated unmo- lested around the Leaf defence to beat the Toronto goalie with an easy backhand shot. At Si. Louis, Frank Mahovlich scored liis 27Lh goal of thu sea- son in Uic first period and set up hrolher Pete in 'he third pe- riod to help Montreal to Lbe vie- goalie Ken Drydcn slopped 23 slioLs wiiile the Cana- diens pelted Blues goalie Jac- ques Caron with 36 drives. Los Angeles newcomers Jim Johnson, Serge Bemicr and Bill Lesuk, acquired from Philadelp- hia Flyers in a trade last week, paid dividends for the Kings. Johnson scored twice and Lesuk once while Bernier helped set up goals by Johnson and Ralph Backsrrom. The. victory pushed the unhealen string lo four games and pulled them out of last place in the West Division the first time since last Octohcr. They moved one pcint ahead of the idle Pittsburgh Penguins. SAPPORO, Japan CAP) "Brunclage is a than anyone in Hie a hitler Karl Schranz said Wednesday "IL is like being be- hind the "iron you sav what they don't like, they put you in jail." It was three hours after a dramatic morning press confer- nL which the 33-year-old Austrian skier, booled out o[ the ]llh Winter Olympic lames on charges cf professionalism, had made an appeal to his leam- matcs not to go through with a walkout. They agreed to stay. His gold shirt open at Ihc Ihroat. Schranz relaxed in the; fiflh-floor hotel suite of Franz Kncissl, owner of the ski firm hose advertisements have used the athlete's name and pic- ture. He unleashed a vitriolic nt- iack on Avcry Brundage, presi- dent of the International Olym- pic Committee, and the system that made his disqualification possible. Sc-hranz called Bnindage "the worst kind of is like a Roman emperor j in Ihe old days who turned thumbs down on gladiators. He sits in bis ivory tower and says, "You must go' or 'You may stay.' IL is not democracy. It is one-man rule." On Ihe subject Tuesday, the 84-year-old IOC executive called the Austrian "Lhe most blatant and most verbose offender." Schranz, former world Alpine champion and a lliree-time Olympian, was disqualified Monday for allowing his name and picture to be used in com- mercial advertising. Ho never denied It, but lie said: "ft I am guilty, every athlete in the Olympics is guilly." Brundagc was in Vienna last year and I sought through friends to meet and talk with him, but he Schranz added. "I have never been al- lowed In talk to him or to de- fend myself." Schranz said he planned to move out of Ihe Olympic Village and take up temporary resi- dence with his friend and ploycr, Kncissl. Yon win some, yon lose some By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Taking Into consideration Ihc heavy .schedule and constant travelling e n c o 11 n t c r c d by National Basketball Association teams, Cleveland coach Bill Fitch said, "You don't have much time to savor a Mctory, but this one was ridiculous." Fitch's reference was to LliR he had lo "savor a victory" Tuesday night. The "Cavaliers boat Buffalo Braves in a regularly- scheduled crame, then look a Ihrcc-ininule break and played the final four .seconds of a gamo protested on Dec. Cleveland failed Lo sc-ore In lho.se four .sec- onds ami losl ril-M. "We're back on a losing slrcnk even before leave the quipped Filch. KIseuhcrc in Ihe NBA, Mil- waukee Bucks whipped Golden Slate VVarrior.s Seattle Superfiu'.iU's hent. Hulls New York Kn i cks d cm ned Detroit Pistons Ilfi-Idfi, I'o.slon Celtics lopped Baltimore Bullets 115 IfVi, and Phoenix Suns loc.k Portland 12D-I17. In Ihe American Basketball Association, il Virginia 117. New York 105; Memphis fill, Dallas H7, and Carolina 117, Denver 10JJ. In Iho Biiff.iln-ClPvHand refill- l.'ilion game, rookie Auslin Carr fired in .'.2 of his 10 points in the inlo Sapporo, capital of Ilokkai- ilo, and Hirohilo proclaims the Ciames officially open. More flian alhlclcs from 33 countries arc preparing to parade in Lhe 75-iu-riute opening ceremony scheduled lo start 'il Jl a.m. Thursday Japan time in p.m. MST TEAM UVrESTED C a n a d 's 50-alhlclc team, young but largely untested in Olympic competition, will com- pete in five of the, seven sports on the and Nor- dic skiing, figure skating, speed skating, bob sledding and Hie hi PCS. Fur Lhe first tiiiic Canada is not competing in Olympic hock- ey. The Canadians rlso did not enter [lift biathlon, an event combining cross-coimtry skiing and shooting. Five hows after the opening ceremony I p.m. MST Thurs- eliminations among 10 countries begin in the hockey tournament, w i t h defending champion Russia exempted. The five winners will join the Russians in the championship round-robin tournament, with (he losers playing in a consola- Uou tournament. The absence of the Canadians from hoc-key was deplored by Hit Russians. Soviet coach Ar- kaday Chcrnyshcv, gearing his team for its fourth Olympic title in six tries, said Tuesday: "The difference in the Olym- pics this year and in other Games in wliich we have won is the absence of Canada." The Canadians insist they cannot send their best team to the Olympics unless profession- als are included, but Lhe Olym- pic and world hockey governing bodies refuse to agree lo the use of pros. SKIEIl EXPELLED The question of professional- ism already has aliecteil one lop skier in these vSehranz of Austria, expelled by the International Olympic Com- mit'ce for cashing in on ski ad- vcrtL-cmciils. The Ausfrians threatened to wilhdraw their entire Alpine ar.d Xordic ski com- petitors in Schranz asked lus team-mates to stay and compete. This Echranz did Wednesday When he announced at a news conference: "Knowing what it means to participate in the G ames, I would not want to be responsi- ble for seeing Austria, a great skiing nation, deprived of iLs op- portunity in this event." lie urged the Austrian Ski Federation to rescind its deci- sion lo boycott the skiing events, and Karl-Heinz Klee, federation president, agreed (be AusLrians would compete. Avory Brundagc. president of the IOC, had labelled Schrauz "the most blatant and most ver- bose" offender of ell skiers practising commercialism, "he was worse than all the others put Brundage assert- ed. OTHERS GUILTY Seliranz, who admitted he will he too old to challenge for a gold medal in the Games a Denver, Colo., answered Brund- age's charges in the news con- ference, saying; "If the reasons for which I was disqualified arc just, then every athlete should bo are as guilty as I." Scihranz still remains a mem- ber of the Austrian national team and will return home to train for the next World Cup rates at, Banff, Alia., Feb. The Olympics end Feb. 13. Can ad a has entered ci gli t skiers in the Alpine events, but none has Olympic experience. Canada has won a medal in every Winter Olympics, but After llm brief break, Clove- j a hockey team and a land's Rick Robertson took the I skier of Nancy Greene's caiibrc ball out at mid-court and tossed I lo carry the load, the medal and it to Bobby Smith, whose 35-foot point pickings are expected to shot bounced off the rim lo Buf-1 be slim at Sapporo. now the wife of the Al- pine Olympic men's team man- ager, Al Rainc, won gold and silver ski medals four years ago at Grenoble, France, and Ihc hockey learn captured a bronze. Rainc and the hockey team accounted for all 10 iwir.is Canada accumulated ui the un- official learn point standing based on the lO-iH-U-2-1 scoring system for the first six platings in each final. Canada finished in a tie for Mill place with Poland. TICAM TITUS easily won the team title wilh 122'i poinls and the most gold of H5. Russia, with five gold, was sec- ond with 107 points. Austria Hiiro gold and points for third place. Karen of Vancou- ver, Canadian senior champion n g officials confirmed given a chance for a medal in Iho women's figure skating here, placed seventh in EASY TRIUMPH League-leading Dallas Black league-leading Dallas Black- Hawks conlinucd Ihcir mastery over Kansas Cily Blues wilh a 5-1 Central Hockey League vic- tory Tuesday night. The victory was the Black Hawks' ninth of the season wilh- oul a loss to the Blues. Ihird quarter, leading Ihc Cava- liers to victory. tab's Elmore Smilh as the game ended. Cleveland had filed a protest aflcr Ihc original game, claim- ing it .should have been given the ball mid-court, ralher limn under its basket afler Walt Ilazzard sank a technical foul with four seconds left. NBA commissioner Walter Kennedy upheld Hie protest. Le Circuit loses race racetrack's will) the coM il Ihe running feud g body of Ca- e racing has mndinn f I rand a c (V'uiadii'.s pruniit'r and) M hcdulc'd In hn held al (rack in Ilic Lfuircnlkin W mi Irs nnrlh of MnnhT.-il on Sept. 2-1. uill he lo anollicr l.raek be- cause rirniil lias refused In wluMi she only llirohiln will remain in Sapporo lo walch several of the ovonls, ineliidinR Iho Alpine skiing and also TAKING A TURN Driver Hans Gehrlg of Monlreal and brakeman Andy Foulds of Burlinglon, Ont. make a light lurn durlno bobsled practice runs al Sapporo, Japan. Canadian learns are preparing fcr Ihe Winter Olympics winch open Thursday. plays hunch uwli a financial guarantee. survey the layout. SAPPORO, Japan (CP) Figure skater Karen Magnussen of Vancouver will carry Can- ada's flag r.t the opening cere- monies cf th: lllh Winter Olym- pic Games Thursday and Frank Shaughncssy is playing the odds. The veteran chef de mission of Canadian Winter Olympic teams pointed out Wednesday that Bob Paul of Toronto car- ried the flag at Squaw Valley, CaUf., in and wilh Barbara Wagner of Toronto won a gold medal hi pairs figure skating. Nancy Greene of B.C., carried it si Grenoble in 1933 end won gold and silver medals in skiing. Rah" Olin of Calgary a speed skater, carried ii in 1934 al Innsbruck, Austria, and Shaugh- ncssy noted while he fin- ished 15th in the metres he was chosen because he was a veteran who had earned the right. "My own rule of the thumb is that the flag-bearer should be a previous medal winner, a polen- lial medal winner or a vet- Shaughnessy said. "Karen is one of our few real hopes for a medal." NO MAJOR HURTS Shaughnessy said that with the exception of Ruth Hutchin- son of Vancouver, who broke her lefl arm in an accident Sun- day at the Olympic village, forcing her out of the singles figure skating, the team is free of major hurts. "But they're keeping our two doctors end our physiotherapist busy wilh colds, minor sprains, bruises, etc fie said the rclum to action of Shirley Firth, Canada's top woman cross-country skier, was "an inspiration" to the rest of (lie team. Shirley, one of the skiing twins from Inuvik, N'jirlh- wr-t Torrilorics, was stricken wiih hepalilis last October and doctors said the wouldn't ski for a year. "Shirley has great Ehaughnessy said. But it was Shirley's si.sler Sharon surprised a lot of experts by winning a five-ki- lometre praclice race Wednes- day as Canadians placed first, fourth and fifth. Sharon clocked 19 minutes 27 seconds for the distance run in light snow, but Ihe course was stow forcing Ihc Canadian team to in blue wax Sharon was followed by Jo- scfa Chromrik of Poland in and Weronika Budiiy, another Polish girl, in Shirley Firth wars fourth in and tea in -in a t e Ito- seanno Allen of Inuvik fifth in HOPES TOM A LIFT Coach lljorger Pellersen of fnnvik said he was "hoping for like this" lo give his squad a lift. "Poland has beaten Canada in past years. This is a decided improvemrnl fur nnr girls, anil Sharon's lime is on this lypo of Miiny." "This is a good indication our women will be in Ilic lop PelliT.ven said. "Thi.s is Ihe first lime we have had competing in eross-counlry in Hie Olympics." The best Oh mnit: showing by a male (Vnadian .skier was a seventh place fiin.sli by Tom Dennie of Quebec City In Uic 18-kilometre cross country al Ihe 18-18 Games in St. Mcrilz, Switzerland. Pellersen said that Shirley Firth, still net back lo full health, will compete only hi the five kilometres and the relay. mor tey The Hornets came back from a 1-0 first period deficit to dump Lhe Kings 3-1 in Bantam "E" action Wednesday night. Ed Parker, John Kupis and Albert Ilach tallied a goal each for the Hornets while Ron Opyr replied for the Kings. In another Bantam "B" con- test, the Bruins slammed in three unanswered goals in the second period and cruised lo a 5-1 victory over the Seals. Ken Serbu, Robert Henderson, Peter Braak, Randy Ramagc and Mike Goluk rifled in solo markers for the Bruins while Bob Shade managed the lone Seals score. Albert Dodson recorded his Ihird shutout of the season Tuesday as the Stampeders blanked the Royals 3-0 in Mid- get League aclion. David Rohovic, Byron Lee and Cony Eraak scored sin- gles for Lhe winners. In Banlam A play the Ma- roons belled the Black Hawks 5-1 as David Bour.issa scored twice in the first period and Conrad Suykcr in the third. Solo markers came off the sticks of James Marshall and Dan Burgwall. Bob Peterson replied for the Hawks. ELRICH TIRE SPORT ALBERTA JUNIOR W L T F A PI5 Cal. Cougars 27 7 1 1B7 10J i2 Rod Dcsr 55 12 0 214 133 50 Cal Canucks 33 IS 1 206 157 Al Lelhbritlge 16 10 0 146 15V 33 Frim le.ifs U 71 3 }AA 185 51 Drumheller 11 Id 0 1JR 92 tdm. Movers 9 !S 2 13B 144 30 NATIONAL LEAGUE Eail Division W L T F A Pis. Boslcn 3.1 7 B 199 108 New York SI 9 B 71) 109 70 Montreal .....2B 13 D 1D9 134 fiJ Detroit.......22 21 B 160 161 52 Toronto 20 21 10 13.1 1-W il Vancouver U 20 5 117 15B 33 Dullaio 10 29 12 131 152 32 California St. Louis Philadelphia 2J 11 5 16B 9rt 7.1 77 IS fi 135 10H 62 17 25 10 147 190 J1 17 27 7 13B 14B -11 1.1 74 fl 115 152 1 I 33 6 127 106 If- 12 29 9 115 160 31 NHL LEADERS Esposilo, B ___ Ralclle, NY Gilbcrl, NY Orr, B Hadficlcl, NY R. 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