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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, February 14, 197J THE LETHBRIDGE HtRAlD 7 Brilliant effort by local foursome Davis and mates dominate Shirtsleeve By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer This has been some year of curling for Lethbridge's Lyle Davis. As of Sunday, Davis has turned in one of the biggest seasons in many years for a local skip. Earlier in the season he laid claim lo (.he District 2 men's title and followed by taking top honors in the mixed competi- WHA draft is over ANAHEIM, Calif. (CP-AP) The 12 founding clubs of the World Hockey Association spent the weekend building dream teams around the National Hockey League's established stars. The Toronto Globe and Mail reported that several WHA ex- ecutives, while declining to let their names used, said To- ronto Maple Leafs goalie Bernie Parent had already signed with the WHA's Miami Screaming Eagles. Parent was selected by the Eagles as one of the four play- ers on their pre-draft negotia- tion list. Each of the 12 teams had similar four-man lists ap- proved last Friday. Then they got down to the drafting which went for more than 71 rounds Saturday and Sunday with more than players picked from the NHL. from minor profes- sional and amateur teams and from Europe. Some of the biggest names hi the NHL, however, were drafted almost as a-n afterthought. ORR PICKED Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Vic Hadfiel'd, Jean Ratelle, Ken Hodge, Ed Giacomin and Tony Esposito were among the NHL stars picked up after the 70th round. The Dayton, Ohio, franchis appeared the most determinec not to let any of the stars g< un-noticed. After Winnipeg Jets had passed on the 71st round, Dayton selected another 43 play- ers including Orr, Phil Esposilo, Hadfield and Giacomin. The new league didn't confine its draft to active players either as the New York franchise gam- bled on recently-retired Phil Goyette of Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets picked Dick Duff, also a recent dropout from the Sabres roster. Even veteran all-star Gordie Howe, who retired last year after 25 seasons with Detroit Red Wings, was picked by Los Angeles Sharks. PATTERN APPEARS Tire Canadian clubs, Calgary Broncs, Edmonton Oil Kings, Winnipeg, Ontario and Quebec, appeared to be trying for estab- lished players well-known in their own areas. Graduates from Prairie junior hockey who wound up on the Calgary list included Maple Leaf centre Jim Harrison, de- fenceman Barry Gibbs of Min- nesota, Dale Hoganson of Mont- real. Gerry Finder of Los Ange- les Kings and Ross Lonsberry of Philadelphia Flyers. Centre Norm Ullman of the Leafs, an Edmonton Oil Kings junior grad, was the first pick of the Edmonton club which also grabbed centre Bobby Clarke and New York's Bruce pre-draft But Sunday was tar and away his best day to date. D a v i s, with mates Don Hipfner at third, second Dan Watson and lead Jim Will, made an almost mockery of 33rd annual Shirtsleeve The talented Lcthbridge skip and his quartet, with Sunday's victories, made it 12 victories without a loss in the five-day competition and as a result lo-'k home the silverware In three major events. All-in-all it was a most satis- TWO EVENTS AND GRAND AGGREGATE Lyle Davis of Lethbridge won the. num- ber one Enerson Motors event, the number two Eaton's of Canada evenl as well as the James Aird memorial grand aggregate honors at the annual Shirtsleeve Bonspiel. The winners are left to right, skip Davis, third Don Hipfner, second Dan Watson and lead Jim Will. _____ Where would the Habs be without Dryden? By THE CANADIAN PRESS Fans often object to tie games in the National Hockey League but one of the big highlights and some of the best action came in deadlocked games during the weekend. One of the highlights was Rick Martin's 38th goal, scored in a 4-4 deadlock between Buf- falo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers Sunday. The goal tied the season record for a rookie, set last season by Buffalo team-mate Gil Perreault. Some of the best action was seen Sunday at Boston where Montreal Canadiens, despite being oulshot 41-18 by the Bruins, earned a 2-2 tie with the spectacular goaltending o f rookie Ken Dryden. In another tie game, Mickey Redmond, Detroit's new scoring leader, got his 34th goal of the Martin put himself on the season in Chicago Saturday to j brink o[ becoming the highest give the Red Wings a 3-3 saw- off with the Black Hawks. In other games Sunday, New which tied the game at that York Rangers downed Los An-1 point 1-1. geles Kings 4-2, Pittsburgh Pen-1 Martin also is just 10 points guins beat Vancouver Canucks i behind Perreault's record last 6-4 and Chicago defeated To- j season of most points by a scoring rookie ever with the goal at ol the first period ronto Maple Leafs 3-1 Martin has 24 assists JI1LU IVJdJJIt; D-i. Saturday, Boston whipped to go with his 38 goals for 62 Buffalo 5-2, Montreal edged Los points. The rookie record for as- Angeles 6-5, New York trounced, sists in a season is 52 set last Pittsburgh 8-3, Toronto beatI season by Jude Drouin of Mill- California Golden Seals 3-0, St. nesota. Louis Blues edged Vancouver 5- The Buffalo game saw z con- 4 and Minnesota North Stars de-1 tinuation of Philadelphia's goal- feated Philadelphia 5-1. tending problems which started ;aieu ,n. Martin and Dryden, the top last week when Bruce Gamble contenders for the Calder Tro- phy as the season's outstanding rookies, each gave the trophy selectors food for thought Sun- day. oue same lead was sidelined by a heart attack. Flyers netminder Doug Favell was thrown out of the game with a misconduct sentence in the final minute of the second period after he argued with ref- eree John Ashley about a Buf- falo goal. His replacement, Don McLeod, suffered a knee sprain during the third period when he was knocked down by a team- mate and finished the game in obvious pain. At Boston, Drydcn was spec- tacular in stopping the Bruins with numerous saves on shots from close range. He was at his 'ying five days for Ihe Davis 'oursome. They won the number one )nerson Motors event, the number two Eaton's of Can- ada and with their 12-0 record won the James Aird Memorial Grand Aggregate. "We're just glad it is said Davis in the clubhouse of the Lethbridge Curling Club after his win over Lawrence Lennon of the city in the final of event number two. Davis and his males put to- gether two solid performances Sunday afternoon and evening to lay claim to the two events. In the: final of number one Davis fell behind 4-0 after four ends to a stubborn Bob Morri- son of Lethbridge only to come back for a 9-7 victory. In -the final of number two Lennon, last year's number one winner as well as grand aggregate champ, picked up a 3-0 lead but saw it quickly fade as Da- vis won 9-6. In his march to the event titles Davis showed little fa- voritism as he upended all comers. Cliff Forry was Davis' vic- im in the semi-final of num- ber one. Daws also defeated Garth Nilsson of Wrentham, Bud McAllister of LeUibridge, Hugh Brown of Calgary and Lou Maffioli of Fenu'e in the first event. In the number two Davis also used Brown as a stepping stone to reach the final. Morrison, on the other hand, defeated Richard Kanegawa of Taber in the other semi-final of number one. His other wins, in advancing to the final, came over Don Chandler of Leth- bridge, Enso Baceda of the city, Dave Russell of Milk River and Ed Kurtz of the host club. There was some consolation for Morrison and his mates as they won the number six Sven Ericksen event with an 8-7 win over Ed Moskulak of Leth- bridge in the final. For Morri- son it was his fifth game of the day Sunday. In the semi-final Morrison stopped Dave Forry of the city while Moskulak downed Art Borzel of LeUibridge. In the number three Leth- bridge Herald event Russell NUMBER THREE WINNERS Dove Rusell and his Milk River rink won the number three Lethbridge Herald event. winners are, left .to right, skip Russet, third O'Donnell, second Cam McKay and lead Gordon Schmidt. NUMBER FOUR WINNERS Doug Baird and his Calgary rink won the number four Canadian Western Natural Gas event. The winners are, left to right, skip Baird, third Garry Douglas, second Dave Mayer and lead Gord Bignell. and his Milk River foursome NUMBER FIVE WINNER! Hugh Brown of Calgary and his mates won the made up for earlier setbacks event. The winners are, left to right, skip Brown, third Don Nelson, second Jerry Rasmuson and M Ken Noble. Bulte 64-45 Saturday night. Stirling and Milk River were tied for first place prior to the weekend games, but the Lak- ers broke the tic using Desi McKee's IB-point outing to stop the Comets 55-37 Friday night. Barry Lodemeier hooped 19 points in a losing cause. Saturday night Marty Hirsche came up with 13 poinis to lead the Lakers to victory over Pic- ture Butte. Spencer Zaugg and McKee chipped in with 11 points apiece. Ron Neibor was high scorer for Picture Buttc with 15 points while Glen Tanaka notched 10. Meanwhile Milk River came back Saturday night to ham- bouncing Fort Macleod Flyers 79-55. Cyril Patson swished 21 big i points for the Bulldogs while Ken Shasken added 16. Len Zoeteman sunk 19 and Paul Graveland H in a losing cause. The Coaldale Kate Andrews Gaels picked up a hard-fought 53-46 win over Taber W. H. My- ers Trotters in another boy's contest Saturday night. Ed Dick flipped in 17 points to lead the Gaels to their eighth win in 11 starts while Richard Low and Ray Lister aided with 13 points each. Robin liansen managed 14 points for the Trotters. Meanwhile i n girl's action Saturday night, the Kate An- drews Larks of Coaldale dump- iiis'farm near Edmonton. 45-27 Karon Brocka notched 13 n points and Linda Wilmot 11 for Locals named during dralt A number of former Lelh-1 Shardlow and Alex Kogler by j Thc winslon Churchill Grif- bridge hockey players were Winnipeg Jets and Howie Hcg- fjns for firs, named in Ihe draft of the World i gcdal by the Los Angeles Hockey Association over t h e 1 Sharks. Rar.dy Vauxhalf Vikings 11.1-45. MacGrcgor in list. Edmonton also went for a re- __...... _____ tired star in goalie Glenn Hall I ing for' Cornels netting who quit St. Louis Blues at the end of last season and retired to Evcrs was outstand- while Craig Ilune chip- weekend. The 12 WHA clubs spent Sat- urday and Sunday selecting some players active and inactive. Former Lethbridge Sugar Kings drafted included Len Frig and Darrcll Knihbs by Calgary Broncs, Garry Sim- mons and Dale Ynlsyk by Min- nesota Fighting Saints, Dave Also drafted were ex-Native Sons Billy Dca and Guyle Fielder as well as Gregg Pill- ing. AH of the former Lcthbridgc players mentioned are slill ac- tive and it is quite possible a number of them will line up with WHA teams next fall when the new league brings opera- HENDERSON LAKE GOLF CLUB CLUB Successful applicant should bo experienced in food catering, hiring and direction of bar and kitchen personnel. Interested applicants send resume of past ex- perience and qualifications to Box 85, Lolhbridge Herald. Salary commensurate with abilily and expcricnco. All replies will be treated in strictest confidence. place with the Larks dropped Fort Macleod 44-35. Pat Schandor was high scor- er in the game with 20 points. Pat Skidmore and Janice Mc- Andrcvre paced Vauxhall with seven points each in their 34-19 victory over Milk River. Nancy Ellert scored most of Ihe Zeniths points with a 11- point performance. Tabor SI. Mary's Auroras were loo strong for the Picture Unite Sugar Queens and dump- ed them 45-17 Saturday night. Vikki Adamcowilz led t h c Auroras with 11 poinis while Diane Davies managed 11 points in a losing cause. Friday night the Auroras drop- ped Fort Macleod 4MB behind Bev Hunt's 10 poinis. Janice Schmidt hooped 11 for Fort Macleod. In boy's junior varsity play, Slirling drfealrd Pielure Hullo, Vauxhall heal Milk liivrr and I Winslon Churchill downed Fort Macleod. Weekend scorers SUNDAY Montreal 2 Boston 2 Montrcul Lapointe, Pleau; Boston, Cashman 3. Pittsburgh 6 Vancouver 4 Pittsburgh Rupp 2, Pro- novost 2, Fonteyne, Polls; Vancouver Ward, Maki, Schmautz, Connelly. New York 4 Los Angeles 2 New York Gilbert, Ir- vine, Carr, Ratelle; Los An- geles Lemieux, Goring. Philadelphia 4 Buffalo 4 Philadelphia Potvin, Jo- yal Nolet. Clarke; Buffalo Martin, Evans, Lorentz, Hamilton. Chic.igo 3 Toronto 1 Chicago Pappin, Koroll, Maki; Toronto Kehoe. SATURDAY Montreal (i Los Angeles 5 Montreal Plcau 2, Cour- noyer. P. Mahovlich, Rich- ard, Lafleur; Los Angeles Backstrom 2, Corrigan, Ber- nicr, Pulford. Boston 5 Buffalo 1 Boston Esposito, R. Smith, Orr, McKenzie, Wal- ton; Buffalo Perreault. Toronto 3 California fl Toronto Keon, MacMil- lan, Harrison. Chicago 3 Detroit 3 Chicago R. Hull, Borde- leau, Mikita; Detroit Li- bell '2. Hedmomi. New York X Pittsburgh :i Now York Park II, Ra- telle 2. Fnirbnlrn 2, MacGre- gor; Pittsburgh Hcxtall 2, Polis. Minnesota 5 Philadelphia 1 Minnesota 0 'B r i e n, Goldsworthy, Ncvin, ..Pren- tice, Dronin; Philadelphia Joyal. St. Louis 5 Vancouver 4 SI. l.ouis Murphy 2, Sa- bmirin. Crisp. Lavender; Vancouver Kurlcnhach 2, Pniemcnt, Maki. after beating Jack Gorrie in one semi-final while Maruya- ma bested Doug Baird of Cal- gary in the other. Gorrie is from the host club. Baird, the 1970 number one event winner as well as the grand aggregate'champion, came back from his loss in the number three event lo win the number four Canadian West- ern Natural Gas honors with a decisive 13-7 win over Gorrie n the final. Baird gained the berth in the final by belting Dave Dietz of Milo while Gorrie had earlier dumped Jake Thiessen of Leth- bridge. Brown, a veteran of many Shirtsleeve bonspiels, carted home the number five Alberta Distillers event silverware af- ter downing Laddie Pavka of Taber. Brown won out over Borzel in one semi-final. Pavka dumped Lennon. ill told 64 rinks took part. NUMBER SIX WINNERS Bob Morrison of Lethbridge and his foursome won the number six Sven Eriksen event. The winners are, left to right, skip Morrison, third Wayne Terriff, second Phil Dodds and lead Matt Schebell.________________________ Rosburg earns tcin Dry spell is ended Jack's Plumbing Serving FOR ESTIMATES PHONl JACK FULLER 328-2515 PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) It had been 11 years since Bob Rosburg was a winner and the 45-year-old greybeard of the pro golf tour wasn't sure he could stand the pressure. "I was ready to start shaking but it never Ros- burg said Sunday after collect- ing as the winner of the Bob Hope Desert Golf Classic. Lanny Wadklns, 22, of Win- ston Salem, N.C., was one stroke back and two 24-year-old Californians, Jerry Heard o f Visalia and Johnny Miller of Napa, finished two of Ros- burg's 90-hole total of 344, under par by 16. Rosburg had rounds of 66-69- 72-70-67, the first and last at the 6.500-yard Indian Wells Country Heard and Miller, who shot f 67, won and Wadkins, who had 67, pocketed George Knucson of Toronto finished with a 70 for a 354 total and won Club course. "I went 90 three-pulling a holes without grceu, which LCC team dominates The Lethbridge Community College made a shambles of the Red Deer invitational bad- minton tournament. The locals won the men's doubles, women's doubles, wo- men's singles and mixed doubles. They had one second place finish in men's singles. In aggregate points LCC Ihrce-pulliiiK a green, which ils romparrd to around here is in pppl. .mr] j sure that won me Ihe lourna- fi fail- mcnt. 1 thought 1 could get by 90 holes without hilling a ball out of bounds, and 1 said Rosburg. MlvUtn SHOOTS 71 As Rosburg sank five birdie putts ranging from five to 25 feet in his final round, 72-hoIc lender Heard had his problems on Ihe second hole, hitting his Ice shot out ol inlo a swimming pool iiral winding up with a seven, lie. finished wiUi a "1. with five. University clubs fail- ed to gain a point in the one- day competition. Robert Laing and Rick Furu- kawa won the men's doubles while Debbie Harcham and Debbie Lucns won the women's doubles. Monica won the gals singles and I hen com- bined with .Johnny Walker lo win Ihe mixed doubles lille. Walker had lo sellle for sec- ond place in the singles. Chalet Cold Duck? Great taste, my friend.. really quits sophisticated Making fast friends fast. ;