Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, February THE LETHMIDOI HIRALD f First event Myrna McQuarrie and her mates won the number one T. Eaton Co. event as the 1974 Women's open bonspiel ended Sunday at the Lethbridge Curling Club. The winners are, front left to right, third Rita Tarnava and skip McQuarrie. Back, left to right, lead Barb Aslop and second Barb Davis. Second event Kay McKinnon's rink won the number two Hoyt's Hardware event. The winners are front, left to right, third Betty Wai per and skip McKinnon. Back, left to right, lead Bev Poord and second Mary Marlowe. Third event Pauline Hougen won the number three Stewart's Ladies Wear event. The winners are, front left to right, third Isobal Karl and skip Hougen. Back, left to right, lead Charlotte Buis and second Gerry Granberg. ?ourth event Irene Lindsay won the number four S.S. Kresge event. The winners are, front left to right, skip Undsay and third Marg Sooner. Back, left to right, lead Willa Waters and second Marg Rylands. Local rinks dominate, Shirley tops senior men's competition McQuarrie and mates make it two straight They pulled up the red carpet just after six o'clock at the Lethbridge Curling Club as the annual women's open bonspiel reached the finals in five events. The host Lethbridge gals romped to victory in four of the five finals, almost shutting the door on the visiting rinks as far as first place silverware went Despite this treatment, all 48 rinks enjoyed the three-day affair. This year's event was evenly split with 24 local rinks and a like number of out of town foursome invading the Curling Club. Only Kay McKinnon of Calgary was able to break the monopoly held by Lethbridge rinks as she bested Helen Williams of Lethbridge 9-8 in the final of the number two Hoyt's Hardware event. Myrna McQuarrie chalked up her second straight victory in the number one T. Eaton Co. primary event. McQuarrie stopped clubmate Joyce Gome 7-5 in the final of the number one. Other event winners included Pauline Hougen the number three Stewart's Ladies' Wear, Irene Lindsay the number four S. S. Kresge event and Bernice Stonehouse the number five Lethbridge Hotelmen. For McQuarrie, with mates third Rita Tarnava, second Bob Davis and lead Barb Alsop, she finished the three- day affair with a 6-0 record. In the semi-final she trimmed Enid Pepper of the city while Gorrie got past Joyce Agnew of Calgary in her semi-final encounter. Earlier McQuarrie had downed Elsie Sasaki of Taber, Thelma Coutts of Lethbridge, Marge Stephens of Vulcan and Dorothy Falconer of Fort Macleod on her way to the top honors. Gorrie, on the other hand, defeated Ame Nakamura of Taber, Vi Smith of Vulcan and Ollie Bertie of Taber to reach the finals. In the second event McKinnon won her semi-final battle with Grace Chapman of Calgary while Williams earned a berth in the final after downing Joyce Stephenson of Calgary in the other semi-final. Hougen had her hands full before sidelining Norma Douglas in the final of the third event. Hougen had earlier made it to the final with a win over Bertie in the semi-final. For Douglas, a win over Stephens was her ticket into the final. It was an all-Lethbridge final in number four as well as Lindsay bested Lee Gerth after Gerth downed Irene Wobick in one semi-final and Lindsay got past Frances Zimmerman of Spring Coulee in the other. It was a long day for the Stonehouse rink of the city as they curled four games including the final as they won out over Nakamura of Taber. Stonehouse survived a tough battle with Irene Thompson of Lethbndge in the semi-final. Nakamura reached the final after dropping Mable Rae of Vulcan in the other semi-final. Women curlers will continue to hold the spotlight in Southern Alberta this week as Fort Macleod hosts the Alberta women's curling finals. Meanwhile, the gals had to share the Lethbridge Curling Club ice with the Alberta Senior Men's curling championship over the weekend. Six rinks from various parts of the province and Northern B.C. took part in the senior competition and a smooth shotmaker from Edmonton, Ralph Shirley, captured the event. Shirley will now represent Alberta in the Dominion finals for the Seagram's Cup, in St. John, New Brunswick Feb. 17-23. Shirley was cruising along unbeaten after winning his first four games. However, Sunday morning he ran into George Alexander of Calgary and dropped a 9-7 decision to the Alexander foursome who had not won a game until the final draw. Glen Fisher of Calgary Glencoe had a chance to force a deciding game in the playdown but he also suffered a last round setback in the morning draw. Fisher lost 8-4 to Al Desseault of Yellowknife leaving him with a mark Desseault was also in at 3-2 Senior crown winners Ralph Shirley of Edmonton won the Seagram's Cup over the weekend at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Shirley won the senior men's title and will now represent the province in the Dominion final. The winners are, left to right, lead Fred Allison, second Walt Boddy, third Wilf Carrington and skip Shirley. The Canadian finals- are in St. John, N.B. Greg Dodds faced 69 shots as Rustlers triumphed 6-3 Lethbridge Longhorns netminder Dale Emmelkamp earned his player of the week title but Sunday afternoon Greg Dodds despite being on the losing end of a 6-3 count to Red Deer Rustlers, was outstanding. Red Deer, possibly upset after just scoring once as they fired 24 shots at Da' Is in the. first period, rallied from a 3-1 deficit to chalk up the Alberta Junior Hockey League victory at Henderson Ice Centre. Dodds blocked 63 shots in a brilliant performance. Longhorns managed-32 shots on the Red Deer net. Terry Wittchen, the league's leading scorer, paced Red Deer Sunday with two goals while singles went to Kelly Bunn, Rod Pimm, Brian Stephenson and Pete Skrabyk. Darrel Zaparniuk, Bernie Syrenne and Ron Krikke replied for the Longhorns. Zaparniuk and Bunn swapped first period goals in the wide-open contest. Longhorns jumped into a two- goal margin as Syrenne and Krikke hit four minutes apart. Rustlers, however, took over from there scoring five unanswered goals. Pimm, Wittchen with his first and Stephenson moved the visitors into a 4-3 lead after two periods. Wittchen and Skrabyk notched the only two goals of the third period. The two clubs split 10 minor penalties evenly while each team was assessed a major for fighting. Wittchen, Gary Meers of the Longhorns and Pimm were selected the three stars of the game. Longhorns renew their rivalry with the Pass Red Devils Tuesday night in Blairmore. The locals are at home for one game next Saturday against Edmonton before going to Drumheller for a Sunday encounter. Drumheller Falcons overcame a first-period deficit to defeat Edmonton Mets 5-3 Sunday. Garth Morgan with two goals led the winners, who Elks win twice on weekend Lethbridge Midget Elks came up with a solid team effort over the weekend and scored a pair of Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League victories. Saturday the Elks doubled the score 8-4 over the Vauxhall Legumaires while Sunday they edged the Lethbridge Kinsmen Warriors 5-4. In Saturday's contest, the Elks fired in four unanswered goals in the second period and three more in the third to drop the visiting Legionaires. Michel Dumont paced the Elks' attack with a pair of goals while singles came off the sticks of Rick Wiest, Ron Moser, Mike Boychuk, Darrell Osmond, Bob Miles and Grant Marchuk. Reid Stevenon rifled in a hat-trick and Gordon Miller a single for the Legionairs, who led 4-1 after the opening period. The Elks also picked up 12 of 17 minor penalties, split two majors for fighting and the only game misconduct Meanwhile Mike Boychuk slammed in four big goals to propel the Elks to their slim win over the Warriors. Rick Collier scored the winner for the Elks at the mark of the final period while the Warrior's scorers included Baden Pilling, Richard Shardlow, Harvie Pocza and Ken Bond. obtained singles from Grant Pushie, Jim Bertram and Ken Woodkey. Wayne Babych, Gary Rissling and Ted Fell- ows replied for Edmonton. Paul Messier scored at of sudden-death overtime to give Edmonton Mets a 6-5 victory over Calgary Canucks Saturday night. Other Edmonton scorers were Wayne Babych, with two, Gary Rissiing, Tony Lecuyer and Ted Fellows. Dave Scott, Butch Owchar, Dean Magee, Derral Moriyama and Mike Haworth replied for the losers. Edmonton led 1-0 after the first period and the score was tied 2-2 after 40 minutes. Calgary, which outshot Edmonton 42-37, took six of seven minor penalties and each club had one major. The Pass Red Devils scored three goals in each of the first two periods en route to a 6-3 victory over Red Deer Rustlers Saturday night Brian McLean scored two goals to lead the Red Devils. Other marksmen were Wayne Turner, John Hawkins, Grant Wells and Brent McCracken. Cam Colborhe, Irvin Bowles and Terry Wittchen replied for the Rustlers. The Pass, which held a 34-28'advantage in shots on goal, took one of the four minor penalties DEO DEER 8, LETHBRIOOE 9 FM period Red Deer. Bunn (Lassiler Haynes) 1609. 2. Lett ZaperniuK (Krikke. Joevenazzo) 16 52 Penalties Stephenson 1.31. Wittchen 5 59 and 18-16 Sicoad period 3 Leth Syrenne (Hougen. Roberts) 391. 4 Lett) Knkke (Zapemmk. Joevenazzo) 7.24 5 Red Deer. Pimm (Haynes. Colborne) 8-41 6 Red Deer. Wittchen (Bai'our) 1241 7 Red Deer Stephenson (Lassrter) 1908 Penalties Lowry 41t. Johnson 7 34. Joevenazzo Stephenson 1946 Third period 8 Red Deer. W.Kcften (Bowles, Suiter) 5 32 9 Red Deer. Skrabyk (Pimm) 610 Penalties Stephenson 659. Haynes 13-09. Roberts 13.29. Ballour. Small (majors) 14.22. Canadian prospects never brighter Commonwealth Games taught coaches Fifth tjtti event Bemtee Stonehouse won the fifth event, the Hotelmen's. The ere, front left to tight, skip Stonehouse and third Enid McDonald. Back, left to right, lead RoUa Chambers and second Gayle Pilling. By GORDON GRANT General Editor CHRISTCHURCH, 3V.Z.