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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 3,0 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wednesday, February 7, 1973 Stan Fischler brings light to bear on new side of story Sanderson feSI short on all obligations to Blazers A FRAUD, accordinng to one of many definitions in The Oxford Universal Dictionary, is an act or instance of deception, a dishonest trick. There are some people in the hockey crowd who believe that Derek Sanderson's acceptance of $2,500,000 from the Philadelphia Blazers of the World Hockey Association in return for his services is a classic case of fraud. The reason they believe this is that, (a) Derek was to fill Convention Hall for the Blazers; (b) Derek was to help give the WHA credibility by demonstrating his exceptional talents on the ice, and (c) emerge as the leader and superstar he never could be in Boston playing alongside Bruins superstars Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito. But ever since last summer when Sanderson signed the fat contract amid much fuss and fanfare at City Hall in Philadelphia he has not fulfilled any of the expectations listed above. Derek reported to the Blazers in abominable physical condition. He played poorly, scored little and not only didn't draw people to Blazers' games he probably turned away even the flies that might normally have inhabited the joint. It is difficult for non-Philadelphians to fully grasp the tnger many citizens of that city have experienced toward Sanderson. One such person was Maury Levy, an editor of Philadelphia Magazine and one of the more brilliant writers on either side of the border. Levy was one of many duped by the Sandei-son syndrome. What's more, he doesn't mind telling the world wha' happened and recently did so in a biting article in which he lists Derek as one of "Thirty-five people I Can Do Without." i He allows, as other newspapermen have, that he helped create "the monster," that is Sanderson. "In this case," Levy writes, "I take main blame. This magazine, with a picture on the cover and everything, led the local bandwagon to make Sanderson a folk hero. Well, it almost worked. We sold a lot of magazines, anyway. Luckily, the story came out long before Sanderson ever started playing hockey for the Blazers. We couldn't have given away copies after that." That, however, was only by way of an introduction. What follows is Levy's analysis of Sanderson, which, I believe, goes as far as anyone can to explain what Derek Sanderson really is all about in the hockey world. "I thought," wrote Levy, "at least I was told, that Sanderson was not just another dumb hockey player. Friends in Boston told me that his three nightspots there were all named after characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald novels. And so, while everybody else was asking him about Andre Lacroix, I decided to have a nice talk with Sanderson about Fitzgerald. I would have done better talking to Lennox Moak about fashion. "It was quite obvious that Sanderson's knowledge of Fitzgerald was about as good as my slapshot. Sanderson was a manufactured person. But that alone would not make his file worthy of being tossed1 in the basket. Nor would the fact that, even though he's paid more than anybody else in the world, he can't seem to play hockey very well any more. "No, the killing blow came with the Saturday papers. While his team was losing again, Sanderson was in a hospital bed shooting his mouth off to reporters. He was in the hospital because of some injury that wouldn't happen to a kid in the Little Leagues if he was in shape, which Sanderson was not. "So, the only thing he had left going for him was Ms mouth. He tells the reporters how he's been interviewed by people from all kinds of national and international magazines. The local reporters are duly impressed. And then he feeds them one great story they all play up the most. Pageant magazine, Sanderson says, had sent a female photographer down from New York just to get some pictures of him hi the nude. Naturally, he refused, but the girl was so persistent that she even followed him into the shower begging him to drop his towel. "Baloney, the female who got the assignment is a friend of mine. She is a freelance photographer from Philadelphia. She told me the real story well before Sanderson's version hit the papers. I had decided not to use it. Until now. "Pageant wanted her to get a variety of pictures. Some in hockey clothes, some in street clothes, maybe even a hairy-chested shot. She had already met with him to shoot the street stuff. She is a good-looking woman, the kind Sanderson likes. He invited her up to the locker room after the next game. When word of this got back to the coach, he blew his head. No broads in the locker room. "Word got in to Sanderson that she was waiting outside. He grabbed hold of the Blazers' press photographer, whispered a few things in his ear, and sent him out as his advance man. Sanderson's man asked the girl for a roll of film, telling her that he would go in and get some nice shots for her. She gave him the roll. A few minutes later, the guy emerged with a smile and gave her the film. She went home and developed the roll. What she had were 36 exposures of Sanderson, standing naked in the shower showing himself off. "It wasn't exactly what she wanted. She put the roll aside and went on to develop the stuff she had taken herself. The next day she got a very worried call from Derek Sanderson. Evidently he had thought twice about the whole thing. Or maybe he'd gotten a better offer. Anyway, he demanded the roll of film back. He threatened to sue her if she didn't return it. She said his voice was so panic-stricekn that she felt sorry for him and returned the roll. "We now blow the whistle on Derek Sanderson for unnecessary baloney and send him off to spend 1973 in the great penalty box of life." That, of course, is one man's opinion of Derek; one, however, that is shared by others. Should Sanderson want to answer the charges, naturally, this column is open to him. Polly Beaton loses y Luce emerges section A title VALLEYVIE W (Special) -Southern Alberta rinks remained alive in the Alberta women's curling association's play-downs which got under way Tuesday. Betty Luco of Lethbridge won the A section of the se- Seven Flyers up on charges VANCOUVER (CP) - The Province said today seven members of Philadelphia 'Flyers of the National Hockey League will appear in magistrate's court Friday to face charges in connection with a stick-swinging incident at the Pacific Coliseum Dec. 29 The morning newspaper said the Flyers will be represented in court by lawyer Thomas Fisher, executive commissioner of the Western Canada Hockey League. The Flyers, who have promised the appearance of the players, will bring their own lawyer as an observer. The province said the NHL has not taken any disciplinary action against the Flyers. The Flyers and the Canucks meet at the' Coliseum for a game Friday night. nior division with two impressive wins opening day. On the other hand, Polly Beaton of Medicine Hat dropped a narrow 8-7 decision to Betty Cole of Edmonton in the A final of the women's play-down. Mrs. Luco, who won her berth in the southern finals in Calgary two weeks ago, won the A final with an 8-5 victory over Ann McGMvray of Peace River. The wins gives the Luco foursome a bye into the final against the B section winner who must defeat the Lethbridge skip twice to advance to the dominion final. Earlier in the day Mrs. Luco and her mates bounced defending champion, and pre-event favorite, Betty Jamieson of Edmonton 11-4. McGillivray got to the A final by edging Melba Mogenson of Yellowknife, NWT 12-11 in an extra end. In B section play Tuesday evening Jamieson downed Mogenson 8-6 to eliminate the Yellowknife rink. McGillivray was to meet Jamieson today in the B final with the winner going against Luco this evening. Beaton, who defeated Leth-bridge's Myrna McQuarrie in the southern Alberta final in Taber two weeks ago, had Cole and her rink trailing by one coming home but the veteran GLASCON HOUSE CLEANING SALE SPECIALS WHILE THEY LAST: 14 FOOT CANOES Value $189.00 NOW $149.00 12 FOOT BOATS Value $298.00 ... NOW 249.00 10 FOOT BOATS Value $249.00 .. NOW 199.00 1 10 FOOT BOAT Clearing at............$149.00 Also Several SKI-TER SNOWMOBILE SLEIGHS Assorted colors Regular $139.00 ......NOW $ 79.00 MOLDS FOR SALE 19 FOOT SAIL BOAT .................. $ 50.00 14 FOOT BOAT......................... 100.00 12 FOOT BOAT ...................... 50.00 2 SLEIGH MOLDS (Ideal for a Sleigh) ...... 10.00 1 TOBBAGAN MOLD (Can be used for snowmobile Sleigh) ...................... 10.00 3 TRAILER MOLDS Suitable for making Utility Trailers. 1 COMBINATION BATHTUB and CLOSET (Ideal for Basement or Second Bathroom) Assorted Shower Pons, Holding Tanks, Combination Bathroom Units, Tubs, Etc. for building Trailers or Cameprs 1 12 VOLT PORTABLE FRIG. Reg. $69.00 NOW $45.00 1 14 FOOT RIVERBOAT 25 H.P. VIKING MOTOR Controls, Steering, etc. Val. 895.00 . . NOW $550.00 10 1972 MERCURY OUTBOARD MOTORS: All New, Full Warranty. Sales Priced to Clear Assortment of all sizes and models of BOATS, TRAILERS and ACCESSORIES All can be bought now at substantial savings. GLASCON INDUSTRIES LIMITED 327 3rd Street South, lethbridge, Alberta Phone 328-4850 Edmonton skip counted two sending Mrs. Beaton to the B side of the ledger. Mrs. Beaton, the defending Alberta champion, is not unfamiliar with the B section as she had to battle her way back from the B side to win the south title. Beaton reached the A final with a narrow 6-5 win over Peg Bentley of Yellowknife. Cole, on the other hand, downed Perky McCullough of Grande Prairie 7-4. In B action Tuesday night Bentley bounced McCullough from further play with an 8-6 win. Bentley was to meet Beaton this morning for the right to meet Cole. The B champ must defeat the A winner twice to advance to the Canadian final. Five games highlight hroomball Five games highlighted play in the City Broomball League. Weiterlich edged past Herman's Upholstery in the first game. Alvin Teitz notched the lone goal for the winners while Cliff Lee picked up the eighth shutout in 11 games for Weiterlich. In another 1-0 game Bert Girard scored for Southern Signs while Norm Vaselenak blanked Fiorino Hovers. The Red Devils moved into a tie for second place as they bounced Sunburst Ceramics 4-1. Tom Virostek scored twice for the Devils with singles going to Mel Hudson and George Stimatz. John Seaman scored for Sunburst. Rounding out the night's action saw the Correctional Institute edge Knight Clubbers 2-1 while Honda and Liberty Boilers drew 2-2. J. Wolfe and B. Brummond tallied for the Institute as they chalked up their second win of the year. Bob Lloyd replied for the Clubbers. Gordie Payne accounted for both goals for Honda while Steve LaRochelle and Frank Popson scored for the Boilers. STANDINGS w 10 Walk for fitness This Saskatoon family joined thousands of other Saskatoon residents in a walk around the block Monday night to mark the start of Sports Participation Canada. Saskatoon is a test centre for the project, designed to encourage physical fitness. Nats rally for deadlock Aiidreacliuk scores one Weiterlich .. Red Devils .. Hermans .. . Local 740 .. .. Southern Signs Honda .. Knight Clubbers Fiorino ...... Boilers..... Institute .. . . Sunburst .. .. TOP SCORERS I-1 2 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 7 8 F A Pts 0 42 4 20 1 21 7 17 17 7 17 21 16 12 12 13 11 12 20 8 16 15 8 9 15 a 17 22 a 9 31 1 10 34 Bercsnak, Welt.................19 Flclschauer, 740 ...............15 Forpradas, Well................14 Wensveen, Clubbers..............6 Pyane, Honda..................6 By THE CANADIAN PRESS . Cliff-hanger action was the rule Thursday night in the Western Canada Hockey League. Terry McDonald scored for Vancouver with less than a minute left to give the Nats a 5-5 tie with Flin Fion Bombers. In another game, three goals in the final 10 minutes gave Saskatoon Blades a 5-3 victory over Winnipeg Jets. At Regina, Rick Ullrich's second goal of the game, at 14:14 of the third period, gave Regina Pats a 6-6 tie with Swift Current Broncos. At Medicine Hat, the hometown Tigers needed two third-period goals to break a tie and gain a 6-4 victory over Brandon Wheat Kings. The only exception to the close play was at Calgary where the hometown Centennials waltzed off with an 8-3 victory over Victoria Cougars. SAVE ON SOUND . . . SPECIAL REDUCTION NOWI ON A WIDE SELECTION OF COMPONENT STEREO AND QUADRUPLEX SOUND SYSTEMS Come in ttnd listenl FAIRFIELD APPLIANCES & T.V. SALES 1242 3rd Avenue S. Phone 328-0082 Vancouver, winch trailed 4-3 going into the final period, got goals from Randy Andreachuk, Bruce Greig, Jim Adamanako and another from McDonald Wayne Bianchin scored twice for the Bombers with singles by Roy Mulata, Del Ianne and Ron Andruff. Saskatoon got its hometown win on third-period goals by 16-year-old Fred Williams and others by Byron Jackson and Ralph Klassen. Pat Price and Pat Rooney had given the Blades a 2-0 lead in the first pe riod but Gary Doerksen and Reg Malinoski tied it for Winni peg in the second. Gary Wagner, another 16-year-old, gave the Jets a 3-2 lead early in the third before the Blades bounced back. Regina, tied 4-4 with Swift Current at the end of the second, got goals from Clark Gillies, with two, and Mike Wan-chuk and Dennis Sobchuk with each as well as Urich's one pair. Kelly Pratt scored twice for More sport on page 12 Swift Current with Brent Wot, Terry Ruskowski, Brent Lea-vins and David George getting the others. Ed Johnstone scored two power-play goals to lead Medicine Hat, trailing 2-1 after 20 minutes. The Tigers scored three goals in the second but the Wheat Kings managed a 4-4 tie in the third before the Tigers broke out again. The Tigers got single goals from Murray Worley, Bob Gas-soff, Larmy McDonald and Boyd Anderson. Replying for the Wheat Kings were Rick Blight, with two goals, and Kelly Green bank and Ron Chipperfield with one each. Rookie Danny Mandryk scored three goals in Calgary's easy victory. Victoria was up 2-1 after the first period but the Centennials bounced back in the second to build up a 5-3 edge. Rightwinger Danny Gare added two goals for the Centennials while Jerry Holland, Timber Peck and Russ Wiechnik got the others. Al McLaren, Frank Hyndman and Dale Cook were the Cougars' marksmen. In tonight's only game, Winnipeg is at Swift Current. PEPITONE SIGNS CHICAGO CAP (-First baseman-outfielder Joe Pepitone signed his. 1073 contract Tuesday with Chicago Cubs. Elks entertain Pass Cascades The pennant - winning Lethbridge Midget Elks will officially open their Souther Alberta Juvenile Hockey League semi-final playoff series tonight. The Elks will host the third place finishing Crowsnest Pass Cascades in the first game of their best-of-three series. Action will get under way at 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Ice Centre. Meanwhile the Elks captured the south division pennant in the SAJHL by setting a league record with 19 wins and a single tie. No other midget club has ever come close to this feat since the inception of the SAJHL several years ago. The remaining two clubs in the south division will get their semi-final playoff series under way shortly. The second place finishers from Vauxhall will take on the cellar - dwelling Lethbridge Kinsmen Warriors but no dates have yet been set. In the northern division, Vulcan Blazers, Strathmore Colts, Standard Lions and Bassano Damsiters are still undecided with their playoff dates. A few of the teams are still trying to complete their league schedule. As in the south division, the first place team will face the third place finishers while the second and fourth place squads will meet. The winners of each semifinal will then meet in their division final for a best-of-three affair. Eventually, the winners of each division will advance to the league championship for a best-of-five series. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR Red Deer . Calgary ... The Pass .. Drumheller Edmonton . Lethbridge W L T 33 11 31 21 21 19 7 F A Pts 1 275 170 67 0 287 16a 62 0 189 525 42 0 234 252 42 1 176 215 39 0 161 294 14 NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division Montreal . Rangers . Boston ... Buffalo ... Detroit ... Toronto ... Vancouver Islanders . W 34 36 13 31 16 27 17 27 19 17 29 15 33 7 43 T F A Pts. 12 221 118 80 4 212 130 76 5 220 163 67 8 188 148 62 7 177 1 64 61 7 162 180 41 7 154 232 37 S 113 250 19 Chicago Philadelphia Minnesota .. Atlanta ... . St. Louis ... Pittsburgh .. Los Angeles California Wesr Division 30 1 7 6 202 1 55 9 186 185 8 162 154 9 143 154 10 157 1*6 7 181 180, 7 163 182 10 146 226 21 21 24 22 26 26 32 WORLD ASSOCIATION Eastern Division Cleveland .. New England New York ... Quebec ..... Philadelphia Ottawa ...... W 33 32 25 23 22 20 L T F A Pts. 2 795 150 1 226 179 1 226 230 3 185 205 0 188 225 4 193 239 Western Division Winnipeg ... Houston ... Minnesota .. Los Angeles Alberta ... Chicago ... 30 27 27 25 24 19 3 20! 172 4 204 180 3 181 189 4 186 181 1 177 180 1 169 201 WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division Saskatoon . . Flin Fion ... Brandon ... . Regina..... Swilt Current Winnipeg W 31 28 27 19 18 12 Medicine. Hat Edmonton . Westminster Calgary ... Victoria ... Vancouver , Western Division T F 10 221 9 252 6 256 10 206 6 202 8 229 283 32 A Pts 141 72 163 65 233 60 199 48 268 42 29 28 75 23 11 7 8 261 S 212 9 209 10 209 2 177 3 144 185 ti 154 61 185 59 MS 56 286 24 314 17 HOCKEY SCORES National Islanders 4 Toronto 2 St. Louis 5 Vancouver 1 World Ottawa 5 Philadelphia 3 New England 4 Alberta 2 Minnesota 5 New York 4 American Nova Scotia 5 Providence 1 Hershey 5 Baltimore 1 Boston 7 Springfield 2 Jacksonville 1 Cincinnati 0 Richmond 3 Virginia 3 Eastern Cape Cod 7 Greensboro 3 Sun Coast 3 Charlotte 3 West International Klmberley 4 Cranbrook 3 Western Canada Junior Flin Fion 5 Vancouver 5 Medicine Hat 6 Brandon 4 Calgary 8 Victoria 3 Saskatoon 5 Winnipeg 3 Swift Current 6 Regina i Saskatchewan Junior Weyburn 5 Melville 4 Alberta Junior Lethbridge 7 The,Pass S Red Deer 5 Edmonton 4 Just Arrived! GENERAL STEEL RADIAL PASSENGER TIRES Check Our Prices! ELRICH TIRE LTD. 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