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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, February 10, T971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ft Budget had a celling lor most guests, Bruins' Super Suirs wunted each Orr, Esposito snub dinner with outrageous asking price BOBBY onn By STAN F1SC11LER Special To The Herald Spoilsmen In and around the Boston area are keeping a sharp eye on Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito to see whether either Bnu'as' star shows up at the numerous athletic func- tions around town, and liow much they are paid for their appearances. The reason for this reaction is the recent NON-appearance of the two aces at a benefit sports dinner to which they were invited in Manchester, New Hampshire. Bobby and Phi] were asked by the din- ner's organizer, Leo Cloutier, to represent hockey on a dais that was graced with super- stars from other sports. Such names as Roberto Cle- mente, Sieve Blass, Richie Hebiier, Joe Torre and Willie Slargell, represented baseball while Boston Patriots f o o t- baller, Jim Plunkett, showed up for the pigskin interests. Torre, the National League's top hitter and most valuable player, was given for coming, the others received each. ClouUer said he could not persuade the Bruins to come, even to utter no more than a paragraph, be- cause of their absurd finan- cial demands. On' and Espo- sito expected apiece for their minute's worth of ver- bal pearls. JUST A BOW "I just wanted them to take a bow and say a couple of said the disgusted Cloutier, "and they ask for Cloutier isn't the only Bos- tonian unhappy with the Bru- ins. Eddie Andelman, host on Beantown's "Sports Huddle" radio show, has been criticiz- ing the cavalier attitude of Boston hockey players for a year; and with good reason. "We sponsored a tour of Bruins fans to the West coast late last said And- elman, "and the players went out of their way to ignore the fans when they asked for au- tographs before the game in Oakland." In addition to Andelman there's another anti-ruin me- dia person in Daniel Baliotti, a New Yorker and official NHL photographer, who in a gracious mood recently pre- sented several Bruins, includ- ing Orr and Esposito, copies of "The Burly a book on which he collabor- ated with Yours Truly. New York Daily News sports col- umnist Dick Young called Baliotti's work among the best sports photography he'd Orr and Esposito were un- impressed. When Baliotti handed them free copies of the book in the Bruias' dress- ing room they reacted as if the photographer was throw- ing acid in their faces. "Orr tossed the book in the direction of the said Baliotti, "and Esposito drop- ped his on the floor. Neither of them ever bothered to look through the pages to see whether it was a good job or not. By the way Ken Hodge and Wayne Cashman of the Bruins each accepted a copy, wished me well and said they thought it was a magnificent book. I didn't care that much whether Orr or Esposito liked it or not; but in the name of common decency I thought they'd at least give it a thor- ough reading, before throwing it on the floor." Meanwhile Gordie Howe's dispute with the Detroit Red Wings' front office under- lines the point that the differ- ence between an active hock- ey star and a retired ace is as vast as that of a sheet of ice and a swivel-back chair. Why should Howe kid him- self and believe that he was shoved upstairs as anything more than a figurehead? The same holds for Jean Beli- veau. As a member of the Molson family he was valuable to the Ca'nadi- ens, whether playing or re- tired. But now that a new group has annexed the Cana- dicns, Beliveau can be ex- pected to be shunted aside in due time, and discreetly possible. If Beliveau has any doubts he should consult Rocket Ri- chard, who as assistant to the president was promised the world by the Canadiens when he retired as a player but found life had changed once the Molsons took over and placed Sammy Pollock in command. "Since I was assistant to the said Richard, "I assumed I would partici- pate in meetings. But, some- how, I was never asked to any of the meetings. I eventually discovered that there was really nothing for me to do. Apparently, the new admini- stration didn't want me to do anything! I was just a show- piece sitting around The For- um like a potted plant! They didn't even show me the cour- tesy of asking my adv i c e about some of the players whom I knew so much about." PHIL ESPOSITO The Rocket finally quit In disgust. It will be intersting to see how long Howe and Beli- veau hang in there. CITY DART CHAMPS Walter Hnatkowski, left, tarry Vipond, cenlre and Greg Laz- aruk combined to win the city men's darl championship this past season. The winning trio played for the Miners' Library. Soulhicesl hoop play set. The league leading Catholic The Cougars have yet to be Central Cougars will be out to capture their eighth straight taking on the Cardston Cougars in one of three South- ern Alberta "A" Boy's Basket- ball League games Friday night. defeated in league play this year and sport a 7-0 record in first place. Raymond Comets rest in sec- ond with a 4-3 record while the Fort Macleod In first place The Fort Macleod Broncs j Jim Baird of Kainai seems to hold a slim one point lead over be on his way for another title. Ihe Pincher Creek Sulphur' Kings in Foothills Hockey league play. The Broncs sport 31 points in 22 league games while the Sulphur Kings follow in second Magrath Zeniths hold down third with a 3-3 record. L.C.I. Rams and Card s t o n Cougars are 3-4 and share fourth spot while Medicine Hat Mo h a w k s have yet to win a game and toil the league cellar. In other league games sched- uled for Friday, L.C.I. Rams will host Medicine Hat and Ray- mond travels to Magrath. All games are set for 8 p.m. with a preliminary "B" Boy's encounter at p.m. Meanwhile in SouUiwest Bas- ketball Conference action a host of games will be run-off in both divisions Friday night. In the girl's division Vauxhall laird leads the scoring race i Vi-Quec-ns will visit the Winston wun 87 points on 43 goals and 39 assists in 21 games. P-inky MacDonald playing with Bellevue is in second with 3.i goals and 36 assists for 71 3i) points in 2-1 Kami's. points while third place is held Third place is held by Crow by Jerry Laderoute of Pincher I'niied wish 24 points while Bel- i Crcok with 64 points. levue rest in foiinli place with 21 points. Kainai and Clarc.sholm sit in fOlirlll FOOTHILLS HOCKEY LEAGUE i W L T and 10 points respectively. Bcllcvue leads Ihe league in rough play picking up 529 min- utes in the sin-bin while Clnrcs- holm are next with 460 min- ulcs. Lloyd Pawluk is the badman of the league taking 158 min- utes in penalties thus far. Dcfcr.dini; scoring champion Claresholm SCORING LEADERS Bfllrrl Kni......... MncDonald. Bol. Lacirroule, P.C..... Pflwluk, Bel....... Sommerville, P.C. Hill, Del......... McArlhur, Kai...... Hornhergpr, Ft. M. Goruk. Fl. M....... Cfllvcz, P.C........ 39 87 36 71 34 33 29 24 34 22 31 16 !7 IB 24 53 17 .21 19 Churchill Griffins while Tabev St. Mary's Auroras will visit the Milk River Erie Rivers ZcniUis. Picture Butte Sugar Queens will also host the Taber Dawns in a league encounter. I In hoy's division play, Coal- i dale Kate Andrews Gaels lake i on Ihe Flyers in Fort Macleod 30 i and Ihe Milk River Comets will do battle with the Stirling Lak- 'crs for sole possession of first place. Both clubs sport an 8-1 record and the tie breaker will be de- cided Friday night. 62 j The Winston Churchill Bull- dogs will tangle with the Vik- ings in Vauxhall while Picture Bulle will be entertained by the Trotters in Taber. In the. only league g a m staged last night Ihe Coaldale Larks dropped Fort Macleod Meleors The victory pushed the Lark? into first plnee in the nine' team league. Linda Wcllmonl. p.irrd Coal- dale with 15 poinl.s while Debbie Million managed JO in a losing cause. More sport on 10 Another gold for the U.S. team There is something ri By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Editor SAPPORO, Japan (CP) They must be doing something right in Northbrook. Northbrook where? North- brook, 111., the town that pro- duced two Olympic gold medal winners for the United States in speed skating, Dianne Holum and Anne Henning. Northbrook is a community of near Chicago where sports is well organized by town officials and everybody seems to take part. Hundreds youngsters play hockey on an artificial rink, more than people figure skate regularly, and there is organized baseball and cycling. But the only Olympic speed skating rink in the United States is 75 miles away in West Allis, Wis., wbere the Northbrook champions train regularly when not in Europe. Northbrook went wild when the news broke that Anne Hen- ning, 16-year-old world record- holder, had won the gold medal in her specialty, the 500 metres, the youngest gold medallist in the Winter Olympic Games. CANADIAN RULED OUT While Anne's dream of win- ning in the Olympics was ful- filled, another girl's was shat- tered. Sylvia Burka of Winni- peg, trying hard to finish in the top bracket, fell and was dis- qualified. The 17-year-old blonde Cana- dian had been paired with Miss Henning. The judges said she "fouled" the American and they gave Anne another the rink. The result was the American clipped a tiny bit more off the Olympic record she had set in her initial try. "I was really happy about drawing Sylvia said after she was taken to the Olympic village clinic for treat- ment of an injury to her hip. "It was something I had dreamed about." She had been working toward the Olympics for the last seven years. Miss Henning, wearing a faded knit cap and a pin of the comic strip character Snoopy on her suit, set an Olympic record of 43.33 seconds. It was tile better of her two did 43.75 in her race with Miss Burka. Seven of the 29 skaters were under the 45-second Olympic mark, Lidia Skoblikova of Russia set in 1964, when she won all four gold med- als in speed skating. The Rus- sian skater is the only person to win six gold in Winter competi- tion, doing it in two Olympics. RECORD DROPS FAST In all. the record was lowered eight by Miss Hen- ning. Miss Holum, 20, won the metres Wednesday. Now the two friends will compete in the metres Friday. Their gold medals are the only ones the U.S. has won here. And they were the first for the U.S. in women's speed skating, which has been on the program for the last four Olympics. Russian skaters won the sil- ver and bronze. Vera Krasnova was second in 44.01 and Lnd- mila Titova. the defending champion, was third in 44.5. In addition to the medallists, the record was bettered by Sheila Young of the U.S., fourth in Monika PlluR of We.vt Germany, fiflh in 44.75; Alje Keulen-Dcclstra of the Nether- lands, sixth in 44.R9, and Kay Lunda of the U.S., seventh in 44.95. Italy won ils first gold medals of the Games in skiing and luge racing and Norway added the gruelling 50-kilometre cross- connlry litle to the biathlon gold It. won Wednesday. The East Germans shared Iho gold in the two-man luge Thoeni of Italy Bruggmann, 10th men's giant slalom with Italy when their two-day men's giant first mil, finished Reto Harrington of Cal- ended with identical Swiss domination of a total time of was 20th with a combined after two competition, but team-mate, Werner Russia and East skiers won the silver from llth to take of head the medal standings in Erik Tyldum, 30-y e a r -o 1 d four gold medals each, 20-y e a r -o 1 d Norway, leader in the Norwegian farmer, and and the Netherlands slalom champion fell at the the 50-kilometre cross-coun- three apiece, the U.S., Cup leader in the Hunter of Calgary, gold medal and another Nor- West Germany and Italy moved up from third the first run, wound up Magne Myrmo, got the two each and Austria, first run and place in the with favorite Vyacheslav and Japan a total lime of yet by a Canadian ending with the 1 Czechs in line for sold medal 5 F Tough setback for the By IAN Slowakiewicz, and Yugoslavia and the manager of the West and Joseph battle to a 3-3 tearrr says a drug test SAPPORO. Japan (CP) for the Poles, who loss by Japan one of his players, Alois Czechoslovakia scored two the West Germans has proved positive. In the third period today to Russia was busy consolation round title. compulsory test was taken feat Sweden 2-1, knocking the Poles, Germans have six the Germans win over Yu- Swedes from gold-medal contention at the WTinter saw Norway edge four and Japan Monday. The win gave the Czechs a investigation of the case is being conducted by the Interna- won-lost record for six points, one less than the leading Russians, who have a 3-0-1 Olympic Committee's international control commission. If the commiss on rules thai Russia beat Poland 9-3 did take an illegal the United States downed Finland 4-1 earlier in the day. Czechoslovakia plays Russia on Sunday in the final game then the International ice Hockey Federation will have to decide how the case will affect the consolation tour- the tournament. If Russia or ties, they will win their third consecutive Olympic title, but if the Czechs win, they will DEER (CP) The 41-berta Junior Hockey league has received an informal request for a franchise from the fractured ribs; Jim Sellers, broken nose; and goal-tender Fran Eppich, severely bruised West German official saM there was a possibility that the player or the entire West Ger- Pass area of Alberta, had 20 goals and club would be thrown out Sweden can finish no higher than second place. To do Jim Secular of before his this year's Games. they will have to beat Finland Sunday and hope Russia either beats or ties the Wednesday. The Crowsnest Pass was in junior hockey in the late SIGN CASTLE A win by the Swedes and a early 1950s. Thft informal bid must be N.Y. (AP) Coach Lou Saban of SKI REPORTS by the Czechs would give each club seven points. In the event of a tie, goal differences will by a formal application which would probably be dealt with at the league's completed his coaching staff Wednesday by hiring Jim Ringo a 15-year veteran in Creek 657-4524 Lelhbridga 328-3475 266-3355 the system used to break that is, total goals against "We know very little Football League, as tracted from goals I II UJ "other than that Green Bay Packers VI Rugby club on behalf of the Crowsnest Pass Hockey with Philadelphia Eagles, has been an assistant 111 Chicago Bears since stage in Calgary, the in-iurv jinx is plaguing the is Saban's fifth 1 55 of the Alberta m The Lethbridge Rugby will hold their annual David Bruce, _ in the Civic Centre a broken leg in a room at 8 p.m. Friday accident Monday, is Films of general rugby casualty. Coach Fred est will be shown along said the 19-year-old T a brief meeting to discuss is expected to be out "DISCOUNTS tivities for the 1972 of the All members and on the injury list for This Weekend At Anglo ocrsons are welcome to Canucks are Savd Likd Nev6r Before! Flyers Prices Good Until Sat. Closing, Feb. 12 j SAMSONITE SILHOUETTE fourth straight LUGGAGE The U of L Pronghorns Library their ed Purity Bottlers 8-0 and in-a-row. iiams Flyers picked up the last four games the f nfe B 1 Vf A fourth straight victory have defeated the k nfifUf SUGGESTED Miner's Library C-l in City leading Labor Club, V i RETAIL PRICE reation Hockey League Bottling, Pronghorns L Wednesday night. The Pronghorns fired in gave the Flv- f EVER, unanswered goals in the a 1-0 lead after the first LIMITED OFFER jlB period, two more in the to start the Flyers tJSM and rounded onl the k PHILISHAVE RAZORS OlB with three in Ihe final Block and Alvin to defeat the Bottlers last the Flyers' lead to 3-0 T MODEL m? 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