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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thundoy, February 10, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ft Budget had a ceiling for most guests, Bruins' Super Stars ivanted each On, Esposito snub dinner with outrageous asking price r onn By STAN F1SC1ILER Special To The Herald SporLsmc.ii In and around the Boston area are keeping a sharp eye on Bobby On- and Phil EsposiU) lo see whether cither Bniins' star shows up at the numerous athletic func- tions around town, and how much Iliey arc paid [or their appearances. The reason for this reaction is the recent NON-appearancc of file two aces at a benefit sporls dinner to which they were invited in Manchester, New Hampshire. Bobby and Phi] wore asked by the din- ner's organizer, Leo Cloutier, to represent hockey en a dais that was graced with super- stars from other sports. Such names as Roberto Cle- mente, Sieve Blass, Richie Hebucr, 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 nnd most valuable player, was given for coming, the others received each. Clouiier said he could not persuade the Bruins lo come, even io utter no more than a paragraph, be- cause of their absurd finan- cial demands. On1 and Espo- sito expected apiece for their minute's worth of ver- bal pearls. JUST A BOW "f 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 Bm- ins. Eddie Andelman, host on Beantown's "Sports Huddle" radio show, lias been criticiz- ing the cavalier attitude of Boston hockey players for a year; and wilh good reason. "We sponsored a tour of Bniins 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." fn addition to Andelman there's another anti-ruin me- dia person in Daniel Baliotli, a New Yorker and official NHL photographer, who in a gracious mood recently pre- sented several Bruins, includ- ing On 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 ever seen. Orr and Esposito were un- impressed. When Baliotli handed them free copies o[ the book in the Bruins' dress- ing room they reacted as if the photographer was throw- ing acid in their faces. "Orr tossed the book hi the direction of the said Baliotli, "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. 1 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 (he Detroit lied Wings' fronl 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 cliair. Why should Howe kid him- self and believe thai he was shoved upstairs as anything more lhan a figurehead? The same holds for Jean Beli- veau. As a member of the Molson Brewery 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 as possible. If Beliveau has any doubls he should consult Rocket Ri- chard, who as assistant to Hie president was promised the world by Uie 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, f 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 EO much about." L. PHIL ESPOSITO The Rocket finally quit In disgust, It will be intersting to see how long Howe and Bell- veau hang in there. Another gold for the U.S. team There is something ri CITY DART CHAMPS Walter Hnaffeowski, left, Larry Vipond, cenlre and Greg Laz- aruk combined lo win ihe city men's darl championship this past season. The winning trio played for the Miners' Library. Soullnvesl hoop play set. fars eig win The league leading Catholic The Cougars hare yet to be Central Cougars will be out lo defeated in league play this capture their eighth straight victonr taking on the Cardston Cougars in one of three South- ern Alberta "A" Boy's Basket- ball League games Friday night. year and sport a 7-0 record in first place. Raymond Comets rest in sec- ond with a 4-3 record while the For Macleod place The Fovl Macleod Broncs Jim Baird ol Kainal seems to hold a slim one point lend over be on his way for another title. Magrath Zeniths hold down tliird wilh 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 lo 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 lo Magrath. All games are set for 8 p.m. wilh a preliminary "B" Boy's encounter at p.m. Meanwliile in Southwest Bas- ketball Conference action a host of games will be run-off in both divisions Friday night. In the girl's division Vauxhall Ihe Pinclicr Creek Snip h u r i leads the scoring race I Vi-Quec-ns will visit the Winston Kings in Foothills league play. The drones sport 31 points in 22 loapie pirnes while the Sulphur Kines follow in second .'W points in 2-1 games. Tiiird place is held by (You- I'niird L'-l points while liel leviie Kuflalo.s rest in founli place with 21 points. Kainai and Olarc.shulm sit in fifth and sixth place wilh IB and poinls rdy. Belle; ue lends the longur in rough play picking up min- utes in the sin-bin while Clnrcs- holm are next min- ulcs. Lloyd Pawluk is the badman of the league taking isil min- utes in penalties thus far. Dcfeiulins! scoring champion Hockey wan 87 poinls on 43 goals and 39 assists in 21 games. P-inky MacDonald playing with BeUcvue is in second with .I.T goals and 36 assists for 71 points while third place is held by Jerry Laderoule of Pincher Creek wilh (VI points. FOOTHILLS HOCKEY LEAGUE Churchill Griffins while Taber St. Mary's Auroras will visit the Milk River Erie Rivers Zeniths. Picture Butte Sugar Queens Ft. Pinchpr I Crow Umlco Dollr-vue....... Kdinai Clarosholm SCORING LEADERS Bnlrd MncUonnld, Bel. Lacirroule, P.C..... Pawluk, Dol....... Summer-vine, P.C. Hill, Del........ McArlhur, Kai..... Hornhergor, Ft. M. Goruk. M....... Calva, P.C........ will also host the Taber Dawns in a league encounter. In hoy's division play, Coal- dale Kale Andrews Gaels lake on Ibc Flyers in Fort Macleod and Iho River Comets will do bailie with the Stirling Lak- cr.s tor sole possession of first place. Both clubs sport an B-l record and the tie breaker will be de- cided Friday night. 33 n n i The Winslon Churchill Bull- 3-1 3-1 SB I 37 31 53 31 17 36 71 34 64 I 16 71 45 33 17 40 21 19 rrm" IMPORT A CANADA'S FINEST CIGARETTE dogs will tangle with Ihe Vik- ings in Vauxhall while Picture Bullc will be ciilcrlaincd by the Trollcj-s in T.ibrr. In Ihe only league g a m c staged Inst night the Cnaldnlo Larks dropped Fort Mnclcod Moleors The victory pushed the Lark? into first pl.-u-n in thr- nine- tonm I.iml.'i Welhnmil. paced Coal- uil.h ]jj ivhilo. Debbie Ilul.ton managed HI in a losing cause. More sport By BRUCE 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 it speed skating, Dianne Holum and Anne Henning. Northbrook is a community o! near Chicago where sports is well organized by town officials and everybody seems to take part. Hundreds ol 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 Ailis, Wis., where 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 :op 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 linv lit 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 'aded knit cap and a pin of the comic strip character Snoopy on icr suit, set an Olympic record of 43.33 seconds. It was the betler of her Iwo did 4.1.75 in her race with Miss Burka. Seven of the 29 skaters were under Uie 45-second Olympic mark, Lidia Skohlikova 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 Iwo Olympics. ni'.conn 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 gold in the two-man luge racing with Italy when their sleds ended with identical clockings after two runs. Russia and East Germany head the medal standings with four gold medals each, Switzer- land and the Netherlands have three apiece, the U.S., Norway, West Germany and Italy have two each and Austria, Sweden and Japan one. Gustav Thoeni o( Italy won the two-day men's giant slalom, ending Siviss domination of (lie Alpine competition, but two Swiss skiers won the silver and bronze medals. Thoeni, 20-y e a r -o 1 d world giant slalom champion and World Cup leader in the special- ity, moved up from third in Wednesday's first run and won r.ith a total time of Edmund Bruggmann, 10th in Uie first run, finished second with a total time of and his team-male, Werner MatUe, jumped from lllh to take the bronze in Erik Haaker of Norway, leader in the first run, fell at the start. Olympic men's giant slalom racing. Rcto Barrington of Cal- gay was 20th wilh a combined time of Paal Tyldum, 30-year-old bachelor Norwegian farmer, won the. 50-kilometre cross-coun- Jim Hunter of Calgary, I3lh try gold medal and another Nor- in the first run, wound up in llth place in the best showing yet by a Canadian in wegian, .Magne Myrmo, got the silver wilh favorite Vyacheslav Veredin ending mlh Uie bronze. Czechs in line for gold incdiil Tough setback for the Swedes By IAN MacLAINTS SAPPORO. Japan (CP) Czechoslovakia scored two goals In the third period today to de- feat Sweden 2-1, knocking the Swedes from gold-medal conten- tion at the Winter Olympics. The win gave the Czechs a 3-1 won-lost record for six points one less than the leading Rus- sians, who have a 3-0-1 mark. Russia beat Poland 9-3 and the United States downed Fin- land 4-1 earlier in the day. Czechoslovakia plays Russia on Sunday in the final game of the tournament. If Russia wins or ties, Uiey will win their third consecutive Olympic title, but if jie Czechs win, they will grab :he gold. Sweden can finish no higher Jian second place. To do it, ;hey will have to beat Finland Sunday and hope Russia either jeats or ties the Czechs. A win by the Swedes and a tie by the Czechs would give each club seven points. In the event of a tie, goal differences wilJ be Jie system used to break it- hat is, total goals against sub- tracted from goals scored. .1.0 women's speed skating, which has been on the program for the lasl four Olympics. Russian sk.ilers won the sil- ver and bronze. Vcra Krasnova was second in 44.01 and Lud- mila Titovn. the defending oh.impion was third in 4-1.S. In addition In the medallists, the reeni-d was hollered by Sheila Young of the U.S., fourth in 4-1.S3: Monika Pllug of West Gormany, fifth in 4-1.75; Alje Koulen-ncolslra of Ihe. Nether- lands, sixth in nnd Kny Lurala of the U.S., seventh in 44.95. Italy won Us first gold medals of the Oamcs in skiing nnd luge racing nnd Norway added the gruelling cross- country litlc lo the binflilon gold II won Wednesday. Rugby club will stage meeting The Lethbridge Rugby club will hold their annual meeting m the Civic Centre Boxing room at B p.m. Friday night. Films of general rugby inter- est will be shown along with a brief meeting to discuss ac- tivities for Ihe 1972 season. All members and interested persons are welcome to attend. Feliks Slowakiewicz, Tadeusz Kacik and Joseph Slowakiewicz scored for Ihe Poles, who were oulshot 54-20. While Russia was busy demo- lishing the Poles, consolation action saw Norway edge Japan 5-4 and Yugoslavia and Switzer- land battle to a 3-3 draw. The loss by Japan virtually assured the West Germans of the consolation round litle. The West Germans have six points, Norway lour and Japan three. Crowsnest Pass makes request RED DEER (CP) The berta Junior Hockey league has received an informal request for a franchise from the Crows- nest Pass area of Alberla, pres- ident Jim Scoular of Calgary said Wednesday. The Crowsnest Pass was in junior hockey in the late IMOs and early 1950s. informal bid must be fol- lowed by a formal application wliich would probably be deall with at the league's annual meeting. "We know very little about franchise said Scoular, "other than that it came from a Frank Catonio in Blairmore on behalf of the Crowsnest Pass Hockey Club." Meanwhile in Calgary, the in- jury jinx is plaguing (lie Can- jcks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Captain David Bruce, who suffered a broken leg in a lob- oggan accident Monday, is the atest casually. Coach Fred Schweitzer said Ihe 19-year-old 3ruce is expected to be out the remainder of the season. Also on the injury list for the third-place Canucks are Dan Mandryk, fractured ribs; Jim Setters, broken nose; and goal- tender Fran Eppich, severely bruised elbow. Bruce had 20 goals and seven assists before his injury. Bui the manager of the West German lean? says a drug test on one of his players, Alois Scholder, has proved positive. The compulsory test was taken after the Germans win over Yu- goslavia Monday. An investigation of (he case Is being conducted by (he Interna- tional Olympic Committee's in- lernalional control commission. If the commission rules that Schloder did take an illegal stimulant, then the Interna- tional ice Hockey Federation will have to decide how the case will affect the consolation tour- ney. A West German official said there was a possibility that the player or the enlire West Ger- man club would be thrown out of this vear's Games. BILLS SIGN RINGO BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Coach Lou Saban of Buffalo Bills completed his coaclung staff Wednesday by hiring Jim Ringo, a 15-year veteran in the National Football League, as of- fensive line coach. Ringo, who played 11 years with Green Bay Packers and four with Philadelphia Eagles, has been an assistant coach with Chicago Bears since 1969. He is Saban's fifth aide. WEST CASTLE SNOW SKI REPORTS Pincher Creek Lelhbridgo Calgary 627-4524 328-3473 266-3355 For Reiarvafioni 403. 627-4524 Flyers capture fourth straight The U of L Pronghoms blank- ed Purily Bottlers 8-0 and Wil- liams Flyers picked up their fourth straight victory downing Miner's Library C-l in City Rec rcalion Hockey League action Wednesday night. The Pronghorns fired in two unanswered goals in the first period, two more in the second and rounded out the scoring wilh Ihree in Ihe final period lo defeat the Bottlers last night. Gary Smith, Wally Tunow nnd Dennis Kisio l.'dliod ni.irkors apir-eo for Uie ProiiR- horns while Bob Turner ami Jnmos Stewart added singles. Only five minor penalties wore called during Uie Ihreo periods of play with the Bot- tlers laking Ihroc. Neilson was credited his fii-yt shutoul of the Meanwhile Ihe Wjllimr.s Fly- Thc East Germans shored Iho era aro flymg-high and uindo Miner's Library their fourth victim in-a-row. In the last four games the Flyers have defeated the league leading Labor Club, Purity Bottling, Pronghoni.s and Ihe Miner's. Howie Yanosik gave the Fly-1 LTS a 1-0 load after Uie first period to start Ihe Flyers roll- ing. Cliff Block nnd Alvin Tiel7 increased the Flyers' lead lo H-0 scoring Ihe lone gonls in Ihe period while Brinn Murlrin fin- ally pul Ihe Miner's on the. scoreho.ird early in the finnl minutes lo spoil Don Hall's shiilout bid. Block replied npnin for Ilio Flyers 311 seconds later for his second goal of the evening while Itnlph Renimle nnd Laurie Crimson rounded out flic scor- ing. Arlion will continue fonighl when Iho L'llior Club will host Purity at 8 p.m. This Weekend At Anglo Save Like Never Before! Prices Good Until Sat. Closing, Feb. 12 SAMSONiTE SILHOUETTE LUGGAGE 30% OFF IOWEST PRICES EVER! 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