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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta February 1'72 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Budding star of the future our Miss Kreiner? Canadian skier came ever so close By DRUCE LKVEIT Canadian Press Sports Editor SAPPORO, Japan (CP) Switzerland has a new ski queen today, double gold medal win- ner Marie Therese Nadig, and Canada perhaps a budding one in Laurie Kreiner of Timmins, Onl. Both are jusl 17. Marie Therese, green-eyed end apple-cheeked, replaced Canada's Nancy Greene as the women's Olympic giant slalom champion, winning the race in a blinding snowstorm. Laurie, a five-foot-five 1.10- pounder, finished fourth. She missed a bronze medal by 13- lOOths of a second. Only one other Canadian had ever done now the wife ol Canadian coach Al Raine, who won her gold medal four years ago in the giant slalom and a silver in the slalom at Greiwble, France. Wearing a four-leaf clover Tor luck, Miss Nadig burst down the serpentine metre course on Mount Tcine and flawlessly skirted its 51 gales in one min- ulc 29.90 seconds to again beat out Anncinarie Proell of Austria as she had done in the opening downhill race Saturday. Wiltrud Drcxel of Austria won the bronze. Marie Thcrese is only the sec- ond woman to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing. The first double winner was An- drea Mead Lawrence of the United Stales, who look the sla- lom and giant slalom in the 1352 Games. BEST CANADIAN The snowstorm broke during the runs of the top-seeded girls. But Miss Kreiner. in the second heat, had clearing weather for her test. Her performance was by far Urn best ra far by Cana- dian skiers. Miss Nadig, starting 10th. said the visibility was especially poor b the steep part of the course. Nevertheless, she won by a margin of more than a full second. Miss Proell was the second entry to go down in the snow- storm and she posted a time of Beaten by the flick of en eyelash by Miss Nadig in the downhill, the Austrian World Cup leader turned her back to the course today when the Swiss champion came down. After the announcement o( Miss Nadig's time, Miss Proell Honda scores 11 times ill victory Honda went on n scoring spree and trounced Lethbridge Gaol 11-0 in City Broomball League action Sunday. Harold Mercer scored a hat- trick while George Mercer, Benny Kcmpanar and Gordie Payne added two markers apiece in the easy victory, John Zarcmha and Dennis Kamimoto also managed a goal apiec_e. Frank Popson flipped In three goals and paced Wcllcr- lich to a 5-1 win over Elrich Kiniura. Gils Fomrndas .the league scoring leader wilh 32 goals added another one lo the tolal as did Tom Wright. Roy Scharwz replied for the losers. In another contest. Lcth- hridgc Hotel and Coalriale fought lo a 1-1 tie nfler rogula- lion time. Tom Bcrcsnak scored for Hotel while Ibr- man Kastncr tallied for Coal- dale. Canada Packers got a goal each from John and Jludy Flcischhauer in the lasl four minutes of play to blank Traders 2-0. Another game ended wilh a 2-0 score wilh Knight Clubbers ehuting-oul K. Masonary. John Wcnsvcen and Herb Currcii notched a goal each for the Clubbers. said glumly: "It does not mat- ter lo me." Miss Drexel clocked and Miss Kreiner The impossible weather condi- tions forced posliKjiiemenL of the individual test of shooting and skiing cancellation of practice sessions In ski jumping, men's double luge and four-man bobsled. World champions Irina Rod- nina and Alcxci Ulanov won Russia's third straight Olympic gold medal in the event and Ludmila Smimova mid Andrei Kuraikin were second. An East German couple, Manuela Gross Japanese are save best bows for us SAPPORO, Japan (CP) Should you find it necessary to be sad. come to Sapporo, where the Japanese have raised sympathy Lo a high art, And the Canadian conlin- gcnt here for [lie Winter Olympics stands in the need of sympathy. Figure skaler Karen Magnussen of Vancou- ver won a silver medal Mon- day, the lone Canadian medai of Ihe Games so far. The Japanese, much too po- ANDY CAPP IN HEY, S-NEWIM THE I DISTRICT-OW 1 FAR IT TO THE: TOWN Reid rifles in four big goals The league-leading Labor Club blasled in five slraight goals in tlie third period to whip Miner's Library 10-i while Boh Reid's four-goal per- formance gave Williams Fly- ers a 6-3 victory over tlie U of L Pronghorns. These were the highlights in the two City Recreation Hock- ey League encounters staged at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre Monday night. In Ihe first contest staged last night, the Labor Club built up period leads of 3-1 and 5-3 before erupting for five goals in the final 20 minutes of play. At the mark of the third period, Richard Chollack put Miner's Library' a goal closer to the Labor Club's lead. That's as far as they got. In a matter of 12 minulos Ihe Labor Club slammed in five straight goals to put Hie game out of reach. Don Bmchrl and Al Willis (allied twice for the Labor Club while Ken Kramer, Tim Ncgrcllo, Gerry Klinkliammcr, Don Klinkhammer, Al Rowr.tree and Grant Hairiiigton managed singles. Jack Taylor. Brian Murkin and Bob Balazs notched a goal each along with Chollack's marker for the Miner's. Bob Hcid was all the Flyers needed as he rifled in four goals in their victory over the Pronghorns. The Flyers picked up period leads of 2-0 and 5-1 and were really never threatened and earned their third victory in a Action will resume Wednes- day night when the Prong- horns face Purity Bottlers at 8 p.m. and the Flyers take on Miner's at p.m. Qemente signs pact PITTSBURGH (API Pitts burgh Pirates have signed five more players to 1972 season contracts, including star Rob- erto Clemeiile who signed for a reported Pitchers Dock Ellis and Jim Nelson, first baseman Bob Rob- ertson, and centre fielder Al Oli- ver were the others to settle, tlie club announced Monday. Pirate general manager Joe L. Brown did not reveal tin amount of Clemente's contract, but sources close to the Pirates said (lie 37-year-old outfielder was receiving a raise. Drown dismissed reports thai Clemenle was demanding for this year. He said the rumor had come from a friend of Clemente's. Ellis, JB-9 last year, was the starting pitcher in last season's all-star game. His 19 victories were the most for a Pirale pitcher since Vernon Law won 20 in I860. The right-handed Ellis won 13 straight during one stretch in 1971. Oliver led the. club in doubles last season, hit .282 with 14 home runs and 64 RBIs. II three-run homer in the fourth row. i game The win put the Flyers inlo j gave T of tlic playoff game Ihe Bucs Uie National Ihrco-way lie for Ihird place, I League title, sharing the spot wilh the I Robcrlson balled .281, had 26 Pronshorns and Miner's Li- home runs and 72 RBIs in his brary. Jim Dndas and Cliff Block chippc-d in wilh a goal each for the Ex Flyers while Wayne Lazarick fired in two goals and Bob Turner one for the Prong- liorn.s. second full season in the ma- jors. He hit six homers in post- season piny. Nelson appeared in 17 games in relief and compiled a 2-2 record before he was sent to Charleston at mid-season. lite lo ask a Canadian "How is your country re- serve their deepest bows for the unfortunates wearing the Canadian badge. Take the evening when one Canadian reporter stopped to make a modest purchase in the lobby of a hotel. The clerk offered him a cig- arette. Tlie assistant clerk of- fered a light and bowed. The reporter bowed to the clerk, then to the assistant clerk. The assistant clerk bowed to the clerk. He bowed to Ihe nearby airlines reservations girl who handed him the match. The girl bowed to the re- porter-and before the epi- sode reached a climax, Ihe hotel lobby resembled a field of oil pumps. DO THEIR BEST There have been some won- derful encounters with the language. None of the Canadians speak Japanese, but every Japanese is doing his level best to the language of his guests. Which leads to notices such us the laundry list in press house which gives you the price (or refurbishing "brouscs" and and the restaurant sign "advertis- ing "cigaletles." But perhaps the most unwil- l i n g I y appropriate remark came from the airlines stew- ardess who noticed the look of terror on a passenger's face as she demonstrated the life jacket. "Don't she reas- sured him. "I'm not going to wear it for the whole fright." The language problem hasn't been entirely one-sided accidental, for that mat- ter. Wrhon a pretty young inter- preter sought help from a bi- lingual Canadian, the conver- sation went this way: "How do you say 'You're welcome' in "Why do you want to know "I like lo be polite to our French guests, so I asked one of them how to say it. But every time I say 'Je vous somebody kisses me." Her only language, other than Japanese, it should be pointed out, is English. Minor hockey After a 2-0 deficit after the first period, the Blades came back with three goals within a three minute span to edge the Monarchs 4-3. Brent Oleksy, Ivano Falin. Craig Robinson and Walt Dyck tallied a goal each while Livio Pavan, Ron Shcllcnberg and Bill Walters managed a goal apiece for the Monarchs. After a 3-3 lie in two pe- riods of play, Darrel Voght fi- nally put the Labor Club Bee's ahead to stay in their 4-3 win over the Ti-Cats. Brian Van Dueren Greg Montieth and Duauc Lendrum chipped in with a goal each while Barry Ontkeen, Terry Emard and Jim Orich replied for the Ti-Cats. In an exhibition game staged in Taber. the Taber Midgets blasled Ihe Stampeders from Lethbridge 13-2. Rod Ross tallied twice and led the Ramblers lo a 2-1 vic- tory over tlie Eagles in Ban- tam "B" action Monday night. Higa replied for Ihe Eagles in Ihe second period. Hosts clialk np victories YMCA Judo Club shines Tlie Y.M.C.A. In- vitational .1 u (I o Tournament Mas a complete .MICTOSS over !ho Mwkeml. Some 2'1 judo Hubs from Al- hrrta, Saskatchewan and Brit- ish Columhia took part, in the one-day event which was sane- (imiod by the. C a n a (li a n A total o( 15 jiuloisls earned top honors in four divisions each having various weight categories. The host Y.M.C.A. ]udo club did extremely well hi Iho an- nual tourney picking up sis place finishes out of the 1.1 along wilh live nmners-iip positions. Mike Calder, Tom Grecnway and Scott Tanner of the local club captured first, place hon- ors in Uic intermediate com- petition, d'reg Wheeler and .loe Meli picked up firsts se- niors division. In the lifihl hlackbell. event Somla of U-thbridRc look Imine Ihe gold medal while tiny Sunnda, a former Lcth- hridge member now attending U of A, placed second. The I-clhbridgc members who managed nmners-up spots included Blaine Takeda, Steve Tsiijnria and Gary Zemp in the juniors division while Guy Pomabac placed second In in- termediate competition. Dave Nishi was the only lo- cal club member that came in second in the seniors category. Other winners in Ihe one-day event included Brian Kujimolo of Edmonton, Robin Moriyama of Calgary lliros, Andre Belanger. Ted DolsenR tmrl Henry nelanRcr .ill from Kd- monton Londonderry in juniors competition. In intermediates Mike Gra- ham of Edmonton earned lop honors in the 151 pounds and over category while in black- belt competition Boh Gibo of Vauxhall and Casey Van Koolen of Edmonton U o[ A managed gold medals. Tim Pierce of Swift Current was the only competitor from tlie east, who won a major award during UM dnyi and U w c Kagelmann, earned tlie bronze for an imaginative and fine skating performance. The Soviet Union also cap- tured tlie silver medal with standout performance by Lud- mila Smirnova and Andrei Sour- aikin. The bronze went to an imaginative and fine skating East German team, Manuela Gross and Uwe Kagelmann. Jo Jo Starbuck and Kenneth Shelley of the United States were fourth. This marked the third straight Olympic victory in the pairs for the Russians. Ludmila Bolou- sova and Oleg Prolopopov wcra winners in and 10G8, retir- ing later. Miss Rodnina slipped and al- most fell shortly after the start of the program. She smiled occasionally but Ulanov remained expression- less. They had been reported not speaking as a result of a broken romance when Miss Rodnna fell in love with an- other Russian at home. Ulanov kissed his partner on the cheek as they finished. Irina was in tears when she left the ice. LEADING MEN World champion Ondrej Nre- pela of Czechoslovakia took tlie lead in the men's figure skating after the first three of six com- pulsory figures. Nepela was placed first by eight judges and second by another for a total of 10 ordinals. Patrick Pera of France, nm- nerup to Nepela in the 1971 world championships at Lyon, France, was second, six second platings and three thirds for 21 ordinals. Sergei Tchetveroukliin of Russia placed third with 26. Ken Shel- ley of the United States was fourth among 17 skaters. Pera, 23-y e a r -o 1 d Parisian who took a bronze four years ago, said of Nepela: "He never makes mistakes. I do." In the championship hockey tournament, Czechoslovakia bounced back from an unex- pected loss to the U.S. and de- feated Finland 7-1. The win moved the Czechs into first place with a 2-1 wou-lost record and four points. Russia and Sweden, both with one win and a tie, have a chance lo take the lead Wednes- day when Russia meets the United States and Sweden plays Poland. IN FOURTH PLACE Jo Jo Storbuck and Ken Shelly of during compulsory figure skating competition in Sapporo, ed fourth, best among North American performers. UBC club posts easy ivin Downey, Calif., arc shown The American couple finish- Pronsiioriis no match By LLOYD YAMAGISIIE Herald Sports Writer The powerful University of British Columbia Thunderettes came to town and thumped the host University of Lethbridge Pronghoms H 2-1 in Western Canada Inter Collegiate Wom- en's Basketball League action Monday night. The league leading Thun- dereltes dazzled a sparse gath- ering at the Civic Centre wilh some nifty passing and shoot- ing to earn their 10th victory last night. Tlie Prcnghorns, who clinch- ed third place with four straight victories, watched the Thunder- ettes lake avay their winning streak. From the opening whistle the Thunderetles proved to be the stronger of the two clubs and managed to rack up a comfort- able 31-15 half-time lead. Thunderettes' tough defence proved to bo one of their stronger points as they held tlie Pronghoms well outside shoot- ing range [or most of the game. If the Pronghorns ever de- cided to drive in towards the basket the story could Changs considerably. Terri McGovern paced Thundereltes with e solid point performance while Janlco Gee chipped in with eight. Minnie Van Dieren was high scorer for the Pronghorns hoop- ing 12 points while Debbie added five. 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