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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD Thursday, February r, 1t.4 EASTER IN DISNEYLAND From Calgary PHcad from pw MliiH (Sharing) Children from I1W Including Air Para, Accommodation and EXTRAS. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 321-3201 Herald- Sports LETHBHIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD Lower Level 7lh Street Shopping Mall Lethbridge, Alborta Phone (403} 321-7411 ADDING MACHINES... It was all over Polly Beaton, left, shakes hands with Shirley extra win over Beaton's Medicine Hat foursome in Johnson just after the Johnson rink, of St. Albert the A-B final, had won the Alberta women's curling title with an 8-7, Road record leaves great deal to be desired Nordiques hate to travel By THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebec Nordiques have one of the poorest road records in the World Hockey Association. But goalie Serge Aubry and his team-mates could take some comfort Wednesday defeated leading New England Whalers 3-0 in one of two games. Aubry, 32-year-old Montreal native who usually shares goaltending chore with Mi< del Deguise and Richard Brodeur. stopped 34 made 13 saves in the first period and 14 in the his first shutout of the season. It was the Nordiques' first win on the road after six con- secutive defeats. The Quebec club now on a six-game win- ning streak, took its last victory away from home Dec 16 in Toronto, a 4-3 triumph over the Toros. In the other game, goalie Mike Curran blocked 39 of 41 shots to lead Minnesota Fight- ing Saints to a 7-2 triumph over Chicago Cougars. The Nordiques, with 10 wins and 17 defeats on the road compared with a 17-13-3 record at home, moved into second place in the East Ln ision with 57 points, three the Whalers and one anead of the Toros The Saints, with five victories in the last six games, remained fourth in the West Division with 53 points, one behind Edmonton Oilers. The Cougars are fifth in the East The Nordiques. who missed the playoffs last year with'a fifth-place finish, won their fourth game in six regular- season games with the Whalers Ronald Leclerc and Bobby Guindon paced the Nordiques to their win Wednesday with a goal and two assists each. Guindon opened scoring with his 19th goal at the 10-minute mark of the second period, and Leclerc followed with his ninth at Andre Gaudette added an in- surance goal late in the final period before spectators in Boston. Quebec had 24 shots at goalie Al Smith, four in the second period. George Morrison scored his 26th and 27th goals, both in the third period, to lead the Saints to their 26th win in 52 games. The Saints led 2-1 after the first period and 3-1 at the end of the second when Ted Hampson connected with team-mate Wayne Connelly in the penalty box. Kensil knocks down NFL expansion reports NEW YORK (CP) The National Football League has no plans to expand into Canada, executive director Jim Kensil said Wednesday. "None Kensil said in an interview. "I can tell you there is none." Kensil knocked down a pub- lished report from Montreal saying the NFL is prepared to move into Canada, and Mon- treal will be a prime location for a franchise once the big new Olympic stadium is ready for occupancy in 1976. "I nave no idea where they got that be said. The Montreal story quoted him as saying "our people have already heard from Canadian cities seeking franchises." Kensil said that quote, given in an interview with a Montreal reporter, was accurate as far as it goes. But the executive director said the NFL is not suddenly being confronted with Cana- dians seeking franchises. "That's been true over a number of years." Asked to name some of the Canadian groups who have sought franchises, Kensil said: "We don't give out their names. That's been league policy." Gerry Snyder, a prime mover in getting Montreal its major league baseball franchise, is quoted in the Montreal story as saying: "Three legitimate Montreal groups are not only prepared to jump in, but I know that some of the groups have already been in touch with the NFL and inroads have been made at least on the social level." PAGAN CHOSEN PITTSBURGH (CP) -Jose Pagan, veteran Pittsburgh infielder, was named to replace third-base coach Bill Mazeroski who retired Monday, a spokesman for the Pirates said Wednesday. Pagan played for the National League baseball team from 1965 to 1972 when he was released. He played last year with Philadelphia Phillies. Achievis Distinction of Boing Nimtd "Salesman of tho Month" for Jinury Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobito is pleased to an- nounce that Hank Amundson has attained the distinction of being named "Salesman of the Month" for January, 1973. Hank has had many years experience in the automobile business. Why not let him assist you in buying your next car or truck. He would be pleased to be of service. His advice to you is Deal with Beny YouH BENY-fit BOY CHEVROLET OLDSM06UE HANK AMUNOBON OKSupermerketLot PHONE 32S-1101 Snyder is vice-president of finance for the organizing committee for the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Snyder also is quoted as say- ing: "And the feedback I've been getting is that the NFL is very interested and very warm toward Canada and Montreal." Kensil disputed the so- called "warm" NFL feeling toward Canada but, he added: "It's not cold either." In giving the NFL's position, which remains unchanged. Kensil said: "Canadian football is a Canadian game. We do not feel we would go into Canada unless conditions warranted and right now, "we are not looking to expand into Canada." Kensil said he was quoted accurately when he said there is nothing legally binding between the NFL and the nine-team Canadian Football League that would prevent the NFL from going into Canadian cities. But he objected to the word "previous" being associated with his statement. is a bad Kensil said, because it gives the impression there has been a change in NFL policy. "NFL policy has not changed. There are no indications that it would be expected to change there is no change hi oar attitude." The Montreal story had quoted Kensii as saying: "There is nothing legally in the sense of our rales and regulations that would prevent the NFL from going into Canada if it were properly voted upon. There is no agreement between Mr. Gaadaur and Mr. Rozelle for as to star out Polly Beaton came close, Johnston foursome wins By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor FORT MACLEOD (Staff) Marilyn Johnston of St. Albert survived a strong challenge from defending provincial champion Polly Beaton of Medicine Hat to win the Alberta Women's curling title Wednesday night. Johnston, the A section champion, was forced to an extra end before downing Beaton 8-7. Beaton had edged Gloria Nolan of Yellowknife, N W.T., 6-5 earlier Wednesday to advance to the A-B final. Johnston's rink wiih third Elaine Souness, second Irene Fielder and lead Marie Schultheiss now advances to the Canadian women's curling competition in Victoria. In senior women's play, Dorothy Shields of Medicine Hat bounced Mane Badick of Edmonton for the second time in 24 hours to win the senior women's final 14-6. Shields defeated Badick 14-5 Tuesday night, but the Edmonton rink earned the right to face the Medicine Hat rink again by downing Joyce Muyers of Yellowknife 8-5 in Wednesday's B final. Shields and rinkmates Donna MacLean, Molly Keiteh and Verona King now qualify to participate in the Canadian senior women's competition at Halifax. For Beaton, the loss was a tough one as she was bidding for another crack at the Dominion finals. However, the overjoyed St. Albert foursome were full value for their victory. "We certainly had to come up with our best said Johnston in describing the win over Beaton. On the other hand, Beaton as always, was the gracious loser. "She (Johnston) .just wouldn't miss, would said Beaton. When asked if Beaton planned to compete in the senior ranks next year she simply answered with her always present smile "I just scared the heck out of these youngsters again, so who knows." In their two battles John- ston, despite winning bom, had her hands full. Wednesday was no exception as she and Beaton blanked the first end and then took turns scoring two, Beaton in the second and Johnston in the third. Beaton went ahead for the second time with a single on the fourth end. But Johnston was back with a go-ahead pair in the fifth and a single in the sixth. Beaton got one back in the seventh to trail by one. In the eighth end Beaton got a break from Johnston as she left a Beaton rock buried. Polly, with last rock gained second shot rock and then with her last rock set up a beautiful guard on the two counters and Johnston nicked the guard and trailed 6-5 heading for the Sons host Brooks Lethbridge Y's Men's Native Sons, with only four home games remaining on the schedule, play host to Brooks Tubers this evening at at Henderson Ice Centre. The Sons split two games last weekend but will be out in full force to improve their position in the Central Alberta Junior B League standings. Meanwhile, the Kinsmen Juvenile Warriors got two goals each from four players as they trimmed Vauxhall Legionnaires 8-3 in Southern Alberta Juvenile action. Dick Shardlow, Harvie Pocza, Greg Lewis and Bob QuineH each notched two goals for the winners while Terry Kress, with two and Bob Heberstad replied for the Legionnaires. CENTRAL ALBERTA JUNIOR ninth end. Johnston, deadly with her draw weight, put the Beaton rink back behind the eight-ball in the ninth end by counting a pair. In the 10th end, knowing she must win to stay alive, Beaton tried for two and the victory. However, a brilliant chip shot on an almost frozen Beaton rock, saved Johnston and set up the extra end as Beaton scored one. Johnston, with the knowledge that she had yet another life should she lose, played the llth like her life depended on it and came up with a single and tickets for a trip to Victoria. Winston Churchill set for invitational tourney W Taber 11 Wanna 9 BrrxAs 7 Olds' 7 4 Oywi A itTh 3 SCORING I O R Knibbs 1 Ccfle O Slarft veefri BiChsrdsori Some of the top-rated high school girls' basketball teams in Alberta will see action at the Winston Churchill High School gymnasium over the weekend. The local high school will entertain six other provincial teams as well as a club from British Columbia in their first annual invitational tourney. The two-day modified double knockout event is scheduled to get underway Friday afternoon and concludes Saturday evening. The seven gals' teams join- ing the host WCHS Griffins include the Catholic Central Kittens, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Clipper Queens, Calgary Sir Winston Churchill, Red Deer Lindsey Thurber, Brooks Trents, Nobleford Bladettes and the Invermere David Thompson Lakettes from B.C. Meanwhile first round action has been set for Friday afternoon with the Clipper Queens facing Brooks at four o'clock in the tourney opener. CCHS Kittens and Invermere hit the floor right after at and will be followed by the WCHS Griffins and SWCHS from Calgary at seven. Nobleford and Red Deer will close the opening draw with a match slated to go at 8-30 Tourney play resumes Saturday morning with two semi-final games in the B draw and will continue with a pair of A draw semi-final tilts in the afternoon. The two morning games are slated for 9.30and 11 while the afternoon matches will get underway at one o'clock and The consolation final at 7 p.m. and the championship final at p.m. will round out the games to conclude the tourney. Meanwhile the County of Lethbridge junior high school girls' and boys' basketball tournament will be held at the Coaldale Kate Andrews High School gym this Saturday. The one-day event will feature teams from Picture Butte, McNally and Coaldale. The tourney will open at nine o'clock Saturday morning and will conclude with the championship girls' final at 2 p.m. and the championship boys' final at p.m. Meanwhile the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams took over sole possession of first place in the Southern Alberta A Boys' Basketball League standings by whipping the Cardston Cougars 53-39 Wednesday night. The Rams now lead the five- team league with seven victories in eight starts while the Cougars trail in second with six wins and two losses. In last night's encounter, the Rams jumped to an early 12-2 First quarter lead and extended it to 26-11 by the end of the second. They continued their assault in the third quarter and held a commanding 41-25 margin with only eight minutes remaining. Randy Stevens led the Rams with a 21-point outing while teammates Ron Shemanchuk and Ross Blackmer chipped in with 12 and nine points respectively. Jim foone hooped 14 points and Rod Beazer nine for the visiting Cougars, who snot 32 per cent from the field and 63 per cent from the foul line. The Rams were good on 44 per cent of their tries from the field and 93 per cent from the free throw line. The Rams also picked up 16 fouls compared to the Cougars' 14 and committed 19 turnovers. The league leading Rams, who were originally scheduled to meet the Cougars Friday night, will lake on the St. Mary's Warriors in an exhibition tilt instead. The needed the off in order to participate in the annual Regina Luther Invitational Boys' Basketball Tournament. The Ram Warriors match will get underway at eight o'clock. The Catholic Central Cougars will also see exhibition action Friday night as they entertain Calgary E. P. Scarlett. The eight o'clock encounter will be held at the CCHS gym. In SAHSABBL play, the Magrath Zeniths will pay a visit to the Raymond Comets. Four boys' and a girls' hoop game will be run off in the Southwest Conference Boys' and Girls' Basketball League Friday night. The boys' games will have Taber at Stirling, Picture Butte at Milk River, Winston Churchill at Fort Macleod and Coaldale at Vauxhall while the only girls' match sees Coaldale Larks visiting the Vauxhall Vikettes. Minor hockey The Totems tallied four goals in the second period and skated to a 4-2 win over the Flames in a Pee Wee game Wednesday night. Brad Smith, Steven Csaki, Kit Davies and Mark Gretzinger notched a goal each for the winners while Robert Stewart scored twice in a losing cause. The Coaldale Oilers recorded a slim 3-2 decision over the Maple Leafs in a Bantam A contest. Mark Rowe, Ron Erais and Ivano Fraulin tallied a goal each for the Oilers while Clement Crowflag and Dean Kjeldgaard scored for the Leafs. Jeff Takeyasu fired in two goals and led the Labor Club to a 5-1 victory over the Eskimos in a Midget League game Tuesday night. Kelly Lietch, Dale Kiminski and Will McMillian chipped in with single markers while Gerry Pnnce replied for the Esks. L ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL EMI Division W L T F A Pto Boston 34 9 6 217 132 74 Montreal 31 13 6 180 137 68 Rangers 26 15 11 192 154 63 Toronto 24 17 11 190 153 59 Buffalo 22 24 6 165 176 50 Detroit 19 25 8 171 211 46 Islanders 14 24 13 125 165 41 Vancouver 12 30 8 134 192 32 Wmt Divbion Phila 31 11 7 172 100 69 Chicago 24 11 15 169 106 63 St Louis 22 21 7 142 134 51 Atlanta 19 23 10 132 149 48 LA 19 24 8 141 159 46 Minnesota 16 24 12 158 185 44 Pittsburgh 14 31 5 137 185 33 California... 11 36 7 139 226 29 NHL LEADERS EsposHo. B Orr. B....... Hodge. B Martin. But Hextall. Mm Park. R Ullman. T WOULD O A 45 47 92 23 56 79 36 33 69 36 28 64 15 43 58 17 39 56 16 37 55 W L T F A Pto N England 29 22 2 194 175 60 Quebec 27 23 3 194 169 57 Toronto 26 25 4 212 193 56 Cleveland 24 23 5 160 166 53 Chicago 22 23 3 155 166 47 New Jersey 22 29 2 152 134 46 WMtDhrWon W L T F A Pto Houston 30 17 4 203 138 64 Wmropeg 26 23 4 184 188 56 Edmonton 27 24 0 179 178 54 Minnesota 26 25 1 203 189 53 Vancouver 20 32 0 191 219 40 L, Angetes 20 33 0 157 208 40 HOCKEY SCORES National Minnesota 4 Montreal 3 Detroit 2 Toronto 2 NY Rangers 6 NY Islanders 0 Los Angeles 5 Buffalo 1 California 4 Vancouver 2 Atlanta 1 Chicago 1 World Minnesota 7 Chicago 2 Quebec 3 New England 0 American Virginia 3 Nova Scotia 1 Jacksonville 3 Richmond 3 Hershey 4 Rochester 3 Western Portland 3 San Diego 1 International Sagmaw 7 Toledo 2 Des Moines 4 Fort Wayne 3 Western Canada Swift Current 11 Kamloops 7 Saskatchewan Junior Melville 7 Regina Pats 6 Pnnce Albert 4 HumboMt 3 Notre Dame 8 Hegina Foxes 1 B C. Junior Langtey 11 Merritt 5 Bellmgham 4 Chilliwack 3 BASKETBALL SCORES NBA Buffalo 114 Philadelphia 98 Atlanta 107 Los Angeles 103 Boston 105 Milwaukee 104 Capital 109 Phoenix 101 Chicago 112 KC-Omaha 95 Seattle 107 Portland 94 ABA New VOTI, 121 at Indiana 100 Kentucky 125 Carolina 111 San Diego 136 Memphis 120 Utah 88 San Antonio 81 Junior "B" Hockey THURSDAY, February 7th, p.m. Henderson Lake Ice Centre LETHBRIDGE Y's MEN'S NATIVE SONS vs BROOKS Everyone Welcome ;