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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDQE WtdiMtday, February 6, 1974 Nystrom is an overlooked performer, leads all first-year player with 16 goals By GLENN COLE Canadian Press Staff Writer When observers start reeling off the names of the top National Hockey League rookies, Tom Lysiak, Borje Salming, John Davidson and Denis Potvin are among the first to come to mind Lysiak has been at or near the top of Atlanta Flames' scoring list this year, Salming has been a defence standout for Toronto Maple Leafs, Davidson has shone in nets for St Louis Blues and Potvin, last summer's No. 1 draft pick, continues to shine on the New York Islanders defence But there is another member of the Islanders starting to attract some attention Thore Robert Nystrom. Nystrom scored once Tuesday night to bring his goal total to 16, tops among NHL rookies this year, as the Islanders defeated Minnesota North Stars 6-2 in one of two Sports of all sorts MAZEROSKI QUITS PITTSBURGH (AP) Bill Mazeroski, former second baseman, has resigned as coach of Pittsburgh Pirates, the National League baseball club said Monday night. He wants to spend more time with his family, a spokesman said Mazeroski, 38, played second base for the Pirates for 17 years before retiring at the end of the 1972 season He was named third base coach last season by former manager Bill Virdon. WAJIMA RETAINS TITLE TOKYO (AP) Koichi Wajima of Japan scored a 15 round decision over Brazilian Miguel de Oliveira Tuesday and retained his World Boxing Association junior middleweight title. Oliveira had held the champion to a draw in a title fight a year ago. SOVIET TITLE TO WINGS MOSCOW (Reuter) Wings of the Soviet Tuesday clinched the national ice hockey title for the first time in 16 years when their nearest rivals, Moscow Dynamo, were 7-4 by Tractor of Chelyabinsk '49ERS SIGN TOP PICK SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that running back Wilbur Jackson of Alabama, the team's No 1 pick in the recent National Football League college draft, has signed a multi year pact with the club. No details were released. RANGERS CORRAL SEVEN DALLAS (AP) Texas Rangers announced Tuesday they have signed seven players to 1974 baseball contracts. Signing with the American League club were pitchers David Clyde, Pete Broberg, Larry Guara, Charlie Hudson and Rick Kemp, catcher Bill Fahey and infielder Pete Mackanin. Local swimmers shine in meet Three members of the Lethbndge Amateur Swim Club and a pair from the Lethbridge Y Stingrays dominated their respective divisions in "Operations Olympics" staged last Sunday. The two local swim clubs along with the Medicine Hat A nice break Toronto Argonaut defensive star Jim Stiltwagon takes a breather as he and his daughter Nicole have a little chat SUirwagon works out dairy on a machine to strengthen his Knee. Otters Swim Club took part in the one-day swim meet where swimmers attempt to achieve provincial times in order to qualify for Alberta championship meets to be held later in the season. The LASC hosted the three-team meet. Wendy Kasting of the LASC was by far the most outstanding individual swimmer of the day as she walked away with no less than five first place finishes in the girls' 15-17 age group. Kasting topped all opponents in the girls' 100- metre freestyle, 200-metre backstroke, 400-metre freestyle, 200-metre individual medley and the 100- metre butterfly Sharon Sekiya was also sharp swimming in the LASC colors as she picked up four first place finishes competing in the girls' 13-14 age group. Sekiya earned firsts in the 100-metre freestyle, 200-metre backstroke, 200-metre individual medley and 100- metre butterfly events Robbie Tietz was the top male swimmer for the LASC by racking up four firsts in the boys' 10 and under category. The youngster carried home firsts in the 100-metre individual medley, 50-metre butterfly, 100-metre backstroke and 100-metre freestyle events. The Lethbridge Y Stingrays were paced by brilliant performances by Ann Lynagh and Ted Hansen. Lynagh, who competed in the girls' 10-11 age group, raced home first four times which included events such as the 100-metre individual medley, 100-metre breaststroke, 50-metre butterfly and the 100-metre freestyle. She also picked up a second in the 100-metre backstroke. Hansen, who swam in the boys' 13-14 age group, was the top male swimmer for the Stingrays as he earned victories in the 100-metre freestyle, 200-metre individual medley, 100-metre butterfly and 200-metre backstroke events while placing second in the 200- metre breaststroke race. Meanwhile other local swimmers who fared well in the one-day meet include the following: Lori Lavkulik, LASC three firsts and a second; Tim Myers, LASC two firsts and three seconds; Henry Van Egteren, LASC firsts, a second and a third: and Jeff Rutledge, LASC two firsts and a second. Special pre-season offer Save on this 16 hp.O.KV. tractor Buy now and Save Off the regular summer price "SoW touctf steering wheel plus auto type steermg make it easy to handle gear transmtssion-6 forward-2 reverse speeds Takes afi Sears attachments Reg Reg. Mowing head Reg extra Simpsons-Sears UcL al Simpsons-Soars you get lha Dnasi guarantee SwMwMnov) OT fnofwy fojfBntfod and free delivery Sears Stan Hewrr Open Oefty 9-30 aw Thursday and Friday 930am toS-ODpjm Oonlm VMoge Phong 326-9231 scheduled games In the other, Montreal Canadiens edged St Louis Blues 3-2. Nystrom, a 21-year-old native of Kamloops, B C who was the Islanders' third pick in the 1972 amateur draft, has been on a scoring streak. Tuesday's goal was his fifth in his last four games as the Islanders continue their improved play Last Thursday, Nystrom scored three times in the third period as New York defeated Los Angeles Kings 4-2 and Sat- urday, he got the tying goal late in the third period as the Islanders battled to a 2-2 draw with Vancouver Canucks. Gary Hovvatt, Billy MacMU- lan, Billy Harris, Germain Gagnon and Ed Westfall got the other goals for the Islanders Tuesday with Jean- Paul Panse and Jude Drouin replying for the North Stars. Islanders goalie Glenn Resch, called up last week from Fort Worth of the Central Hockey League, played well despite being extremely nervous. "I was more nervous tonight than I have ever been in my said Resch, a 25- year-old native of Moose Jaw, Sask. "A goalie's nerves are just shredded away and everything is reflex The Islanders, who can pro- tect only two goalies in the NHL expansion draft this summer, called Resch up to see what he could do in the NHL. "I sort of feel like an intruder coming up he said "I know Gerry Desjardins and Billy 'Smith have been playing real well I'm sure the team knows that, too, and the main thing you don't want to do is let your team-mates down. That's why this feels so great. The name of the game is winning, not tying or losing." The Canadiens improved their road record to 15-5-5, tops in the league, as they scored their first win over the Blues this year after losing 5-0 and 8-4 verdicts. Second-period goals by Peter Mahovlich and Yvan Cournoyer carried the Canadiens to the win with Henri Richard scoring the first Montreal goal in the opening session In games tonight, Montreal visits the North Stars, Detroit Red Wings travel to Toronto to meet the Maple Leafs, the Islanders visit New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres play the Kings in Los Angeles, Van- couver goes to Oakland to play California Golden Seals and Atlanta Flames take on the Black Hawks in Chicago. MONTREAL 3, ST. LOUIS 2 First period 1 Montreal. Richard 10 (Larose. M Wilson) 2 St Louis. Evans 4 (Linger Satrter) 1938 Penalties Sather 701. P Mahovlich misconduct 919 R Wilson 9 59. Plant? 1014 Second period 3 Montreal. P Mahovlich 21 (Bouchard) 1036, 4 Montreal. Co-jrnoyer 27 (Lelley. Roberts) 18 18 Penalties Richard 531 Watson 15.25 Larose minor, misconduct 18 30 Third period 5 St Louis. Unger 25 (Awrey. Polis) 0 25 Penalties Plante 4 17. Plante double minor, Robinson 17 12 Snote on 0O0I by Montreal 13 25 1t-54 St Louie 10 Attendance 18.251 M.Y. ISLANDERS t, MINNESOTA 2 FM parted 1 NY islanders. Nystrom 16 (Westlall. Howatt) 1.21.2 Minnesota Panse 12 (Stantield. Harvey) 3 00 3 NY Islanders. Westfall 12 (Howatt) 7-23 Penalties None Second period 4 NY Islanders Hams 12 (Gagnon, MacMtllan) 2.25 5 Minnesota. Drouin 13 (Oliver Nanne) 4 55. 6 NY Islanders. MacMillan 2 (Gagnon Harris) 7.50.8 NY Islanders Gagnon 6. 1321 Penalties J Potvin 3 50. Goldswortny 1049 Third period No scoring Penalties None on goal by MlmioeeU 13 10 MY Wendell 11 Attendance 11.063 fc Battling it out Minnesota North Stars' Murray Oliver (10) right, they were bounced 6-2 by New York Islanders, in goes after the puck in heavy traffic Tuesday night. The National Hockey League action. North Stars, however, didn't battle hard enough as Saints beginning to sizzle again Howe can he stand the pace By THE CANADIAN PRESS Minnesota Fighting Saints are hot again, unfortunately for Cleveland Crusaders And veteran Gordie Howe of Houston Aeros continues to sizzle, much to the displeasure of New Jersey Knights. The Saints, hot and cold throughout most of the World Hockey Association season, took their fourth victory in their last five games with a 4-1 decision Tuesday night over the Crusaders Once in contention for first place early last January, the Saints tumbled to fourth in the West Division with five straight defeats later in the month. In their last five games, however, they have outscored their opponents 30- 12, including two wins in a row over the Crusaders. Howe scored two 18th and 19th of the lead the Aeros to a 4-0 triumph over the Knights Monday night, the Aeros defeated the same club 7-1. In other games, Vancouver Blazers whipped Edmonton Oilers 8-0 and Chicago Cougars defeated Winnipeg Jets 3-1. New England Whalers still lead the East Division with 60 points, four more than Toronto Toros, and five ahead of Quebec Nordiques Cleveland has 53 points, Chicago 47 and New Jersey 46. In the West, Houston has 64 points followed by Winnipeg with 56, Edmonton 54, Min- nesota 51, Los Angeles Sharks and Vancouver 40 each. Mike Walton got his 23rd and 24th goals of the season and assisted on George Morrison's 25th, into an empty net at of the final period, to pace the Saints before fans. Steve Cardwell scored the other Minnesota goal, his 17th of the year and ninth in his last five games. The Aeros increased their home record to 19 wins, five defeats and two ties, thanks to Don McLeod's strong goaltending and Howe's two goals. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES Red Deer Calgary Edmonton The Pass Drutnheller Lethbridge W L 30 14 26 16 23 21 22 21 17 27 13 30 Minor hockey Carey Kamitomo scored two first period goals and led the Black Hawks to a victory over the Voyageurs in a Bantam A contest Tuesday night. Kamitomo made it three for the evening in the second period while teammates Kevin Dragland and Myron Detrich chipped in with singles. Brent Maxwell replied for the Voyageurs. In a Bantam B match, the Argos whipped the Bruins 7-2. Clarence Toal and Jay Bentham tallied a pair of goals for the winners while singles came off the sticks of Mike Miller, Jim Woolf and Mike Park. Barry Cowie scored twice in a losing cause. Royce Hancok fired in two markers and led toe Stampeders to a slim 4-3 win over the Fort Macleod Colts. Al Boras and Lloyd Krikke added singles. Meanwhile the Jets doubled the score 4-2 on the Red Winp Monday night in a Bantam A match. Tom DeJager, Jamie Henderson, Charlie DeJager and Mike McLean rifled in single goals for the winners while Randy Taylor and Mike Craig replied for the Wings. The Ramblers scored an easy 7-3 Pee Wee League victory over the Mustangs behind Stan Sawicki's three- goal performance Monday night. Teammate Bary Coghlin chipped in with a pair of goals while singles went to James Coghlin and Bob Richardson. Richard Koslau, Bill Coswell and Russell Coulter replied for the Mustangs. TOP SCORERS: Wittchen RD Sutler RD Mitchell D Joevanazzo L Bancks C Zaparnuik E Messier E Krikke. L Bowles. RD Pushie D Hawkins Pass NATIONAL T F A Pto 2 237 179 62 0 221 186 52 2 217 200 48 0 173 159 44 2 175 214 36 2 179 264 28 G A Pte 39 39 78 31 39 70 29 39 68 20 44 64 36 26 62 26 32 58 27 30 57 31 25 56 24 27 51 26 21 47 18 29 47 WESTERN CANADA Eastern W L T F A Regma 25 11 9 242 145 59 S Current 26 13 7 226 190 59 FlmFlon 23 14 11 231 189 57 Brandon 22 23 2 229 223 46 Saskatoon 21 22 4 192 182 46 Winnipeg 17 26 5 184 242 39 Weetorn OMtfen Calgary 28 13 6 223 164 62 23 13 17 22 15 21 13 28 9 33 9 181 163 55 7 206 224 41 4 152 188 34 5 171 240 31 5 170 257 23 Boston Montreal NY Ranger Toronto Buffalo Detroit NY island Vancouver EtttDtvMon W L T F 34 9 6 217 31 12 6 177 25 15 11 186 24 17 10 188 22 23 19 25 6 164 7 169 14 23 13 125 12 29 8 132 WMtDtYfMon W L T F 31 11 7 172 24 11 14 168 22 21 7 142 19 23 9 131 18 24 8 136 15 24 12 154 14 31 5 137 10 36 7 135 Phila Chicago St Louis Atlanta Los Angeles Minn Pitts California WORLD EeetDMetoit W L T F N England 29 21 2 194 Toronto 26 25 4 212 Quebec 26 23 3 191 Cleveland 24 23 5 160 Chicago 22 22 3 153 NJ ZZ 29 2 A Pto 132 74 133 68 154 61 151 58 171 50 209 45 159 41 188 32 A Pto 100 69 105 62 134 51 148 47 158 44 182 42 185 33 224 27 A Pto 173 60 193 56 169 55 166 S3 159 47 194 46 First pre-season loss for Calgary Stampeders Houston Edmonton Minnesota Vancouver LA 30 17 26 23 27 24 25 25 20 32 20 33 4 203 138 64 4 184 188 SS 0 179 178 54 1 196 187 51 0 191 219 40 0 157 208 40 Westminster Hat Edmonton Victo'ia Kamloops HOCKEY SCORES National Montreal 3 St Louis 2 NY islanders 6 Minnesota 2 World Vancouver 8 Edmonton 0 Chicago 3 Winnipeg 1 Houston 4 New Jersey 0 Minnesota 4 Cleveland 1 American Virginia 4 Boston 2 Western Phoenix 2 Denver 1 Southern Charlotte 4 Greensboro 0 Western Canada Regma 16 Kamloops 1 New Westminster 5 Winnipeg 1 Calgary 7 Medicine Hat 3 Swift Current 4 Saskatoon 3 Edmonton 6 Victona 3 Manitoba Junior Winnipeg 4 St Boniface 3 Portage la Prairie 6 Brandon 1 West Kildonan 11 SI James 5 Saskatchewan Junior Weyburn 8 Estevan 1 Alberta Junior Red Deer 7 Edmonton 1 The Pass 6 LethbrtOge 2 British Columbia Junior Ketowna 6 Penticton 3 Mentl 9 Nanaimo 4 BASKETBALL SCORES NBA New York 106 Pnoerax 90 Atlanta 121 Capital 103 Milwaukee 102 Cleveland 87 Houston 116 Los Angeles 112 Chicago 100 Boston 98 Detroit 104 Portland 102 Golden State 129 Seattle 313 CALGARY (CP) The bad outweighed the good for Calgary Stampeders when the financial tally for toe Western Football Conference club's 1973 season was released Tuesday. Revenues for the season reached an all-time high of So nroch for the good news The sad tidings was a record expense account totalling giving the club a net loss of In comparison, the 1972 sea- son saw revenues of recorded with an expense of for a net gain of Club president Tony Anselmo told shareholders that even with last year's addition of seats, constant capacity crowds of at McManon Stadium will not cover expenses tins season Attendance in 1973 was 85.7 per cent of capacity. "If we are to continue with a competitive and winning club, an increase in ticket prices is almost be said. "In addition, other forms of revenue must be generated to offset the rapidly increasing inflationary costs and tbe additional com- petition for players by the pro- posed world football league." Revenues in 1973 were made up mainly of from league-game gate receipts, from Grey Cup, play- offs and gate equalization and from exhibition games. Coaches1 and players' salaries and travelling expenses accounted for of the expenses followed by for park rental. A minor bright point was that the team had retained earnings of General manager Rogers Lehew noted that Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatchewan provide tbe cheapest fan entertainment within the structure of the nine-team Canadian Football League. But with the 10-percent discount plan tbe Stampe- ders' offer to early season- ticket buyers, they nave tbe cheapest ticket prices hi tbe league. A study group has been dele- gated to assess the team's fi- nancial situation and whatever form the price increase will take win depend on the group's findings, be said. He confirmed Anseuno's ob- servation that recruiting of new players was tougher due to the formation of the new football league. Bat he said 16 players, 14 of them imports, have been signed for tbe 1974 season. Junior "B" Hockey THURSDAY, February 7th, p.m. Henderson Lake Ice Centre LETHBRIDGE Y's MEN'S NATIVE SONS vs BROOKS Everyone Welcome ;