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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 16, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta %Q - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, February 16, 1973 Lethbridge to get franchise? officials interested now that we will have rink Action on every sheet Eight rinks are still alive in the number one T. Eaton the day today and Saturday with the semi-finals and event at the Lethbridge Curling Club, the scene of the 1973 Shirtsleeve Bonspiel. Action continues throughout finals scheduled for Sunday afternoon. They say good news travels fast, and it truly must. Wc received the 1975 Canada Winter Games just this past weekend and already our hock-tary, said Thursday in Saskatoon. The Western Canada Hockey League "could be very interested" in placing a team in Lethbridge, Ed Chynoweth, assistant league executive secretary, said Thursday. Chynoweth said Lethbridge, recently-selected as the site of the 1975 Canada Winter Games, would be building a $2 million sports centre. "Certainly our league would have to consider a centre such as Lethbridge which has a population in access 40,000 and a drawing area of over 100,000," he said in a statement. He explained that for the WCHA to move into the south- Linesman leaves seat at Calgary Officiating brings criticism CALGARY (CP) - Sim-mering unhappiness over the calibre of officiating at the Canadian indoor tennis championships boiled over Thursday night when a lineman left his seat after a disputed ruling. Jam Kukal of Czechoslovakia, described as one of the most mild-mannered regulars on the pirofessiona1 tennis tour, was called on a foot-fault at second service in a tiebreaker in a 6-3 7-6 loss to Karl Meiler of West Germany. Several players said the call, even if correct, should not have been made at such a crucial point. Kukal had not been called earlier in the match. Most players have experienced dissatisfaction with the officiating. Lindsay Straney, club pro at the sponsoring Glen-more Racquets Club, said many players complain when things are not. going well but he conceded that inexperience of the local officials has created some difficulty. Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. Jack Wright of Salisbury, Md., a travelling official of the United States Lawn Tennis Association, said the timing of the call, when no similar calls were made against Kukal earlier, was "unreasonable." Wright said many line calls have been late and the inexperienced linesmen have been inconsistent. He said the vital ruling could have cost Kukal up to $1,500 in the $15,000 tournament, more than that if he won the singles. After the foot-fault was Local clubs hit playoff trail existing 12 franchises would have to be shifted. The Major Junior Hockey League Council, governing body for junior hockey in Canada, has said that western Canada can only have 12 major junior franchises. Chynoweth said he knew Re-gina Pats were unhappy with their arena and that owner Del Wilson "could possibly be interested in moving the Pats. "Swift Current is another possibility, even though owner Bill Burton would like to keep the club in that city. Economically it might not be possible." There have also been rumors that Winnipeg Jets, plagued by poor attendance, are interested in finding a new home. "A group of Lethbridge businessmen, headed by Herb em Alberta city, one of the I Christie and Stan Maxwell, looked into the possibility of a WCHL franchise a year ago. The idea was shelved because a suitable rink was not available. However, things have changed since the awarding of the Games. An arena with 5,000 seats, at least, Is no longer just a thought, it became a reality with the weekend announcement. Lethbiidge is a natural geographically, what with just over 100 miles separating it from Calgary to the north and Medicine Hat to the east. Meanwhile in Brandon hockey player Blaine Stoughton of Flin Flon Bombers was convicted today of assault causing bodily harm for striking a fan with his stick. Provincial judge Sam Mtauk gave Stoughton, 19, a three-month conditional discharge. , The charge stemmed from an incident here Nov. 2 during a Western Canada Hockey League game against Brandon Wheat Kings. The fan, Donald Campbell of Brandon, was cut for one stitch. Stoughton said he had not Intended to hit the fan when he swung his stick. Judge Minuk said, however, there must have been intent because the incident did not occur in the heat of play. The conditional discharge means there will be no criminal record against Stoughton after three months of good behavior. Defence counsel Darcy Bancroft told the court such a record might jeopardize the professional career of the high-scoring forward who is eligible for the National League draft this spring. Crown attorney Gerry Bow-ering did not ask for a severe penalty. Two members of the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Associa-ation will hit the provincial play-off trail on the weekend. Labor Club Bees will open their best-of three series on the road as they travel to High River for an 8 p.m. tilt tonight. The two clubs will meet again in Lethbridge next Saturday at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre at 5 p.m. in the second game of the Bantam "B" series. The Lethbridge Pee Wee Marlands will officially open their provincial Pee Wee "A" championship bid at home on the weekend. Marlands will host Medicine Hat at 5 p.m. at the Henderson Ice Centre Saturday night. The date for the second game of the best-of-three series will be announced at a later time. Following the Mar land's match Saturday night, the Lethbridge Midget Elks will hit the ice against the Fernie Junior "B" Sabres in an exhibition game. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. Meanwhile in Bantam "B" action last night, the Rangers skated to an easy 6-1 victory over the Blades. Theo DeGroot scored a hat-trick for the Rangers while singles were added by Karl Rabl, Eric Harrison and Greg Cher-nesky. Gary Tokariuk replied for the Blades. VALENTINES SALE VALENTINES MEAN LOVE LOVE MEANS HAPPINESS HAPPINESS IS DEALING WITH US! FOREIGN CAR (Left.) LTD. 1102 3rd Ave. South 1972 DATSUN ^ door sedan - � Automatic 1970 DATSUN 4 door sedan - Automatic ECONOMY 1970 DATSUN 2 DOOR SEDAN-Standard, extras PERFORMANCE 1970 DATSUN ^door stationwagen RELIABILITY Standard 1970 DATSUN JoOOR-Standard AND 10AO nATCIIM Red DURABILITY 1YOT UAIMJN 4 DOOR - Standard 1968 DATSUN 4 DOOR - Standard We Invite YOU PERSONALLY for a Demonstration Ride signed JAMES RENNIE - JACK ARCHER - FRED FITZNAR Sales Staff called, Kukal refused to resume play until the linesman was relieved. The linesman left voluntarily and some players applauded as he left. Earlier, Jorgen Fassbender of West Germany saw two questionable calls go in his favor as he defeated Peter Szoke of Hungary 6 7, 6-2, 6-4. After Fassbender completed match point, Szoke punctuated his objections on shouting "bravo" before he stomped off the court. Joining Fassbender and Meiler in the third round were Pat Cramer of South Africa, Nick Kalo of Greece, Paul Gerken of Stamford, Conn., and Ion Tiriac of Romania. Gerken and Tiriac shunted the last two Canadians to the sidelines. Gerken battered Mike Belkin of Montreal 6-3, 6-1, and Tiriac struggled through a tie-breaker before edging Tony Bardsley of Vancouver 7-5, 7-6. Meanwhile in Toronto a series of "simple little exercises' is helping Rod Laver's aching back but the way he's playing,, he's giving the other players on the World Championship Tennis (WCT) circuit a pain. Ask Fred McMillan. McMillan gave Laver his best shots in their second-round singles match Thursday night and watched Laver hammer them back for winners as the veteran Australian beat him 6-2, 6-3 in the $50,000 Toronto International tennis tournament. Laver suffered from muscle spasms in his back and "last winter I didn't think I'd be playing at all." The exercises the top-seeded redhead is doing "really requires you not to be doing anything else." He plains to play four weeks, then take two weeks off. "If I can't sleep, I get out of bed and do the exercises. Now I can get out of bed and not limp." McMillan has had plenty of opportunity to watch Laver's recovery. He has met him in either the first or second round of four of the last five WCT tournaments-and lost. Eight rinks unbeaten in Shirtsleeve event Ready Karen Magnussen sews a patch on her jacket just prior to leaving for Europe with Canada's figure skating team. Miss Magnussen has a good chance of winning the world title this year. Athletics, Bottlers end season The Labor Club Athletics completed Iho 1972-73 City Recreation Hockey League season schedule with a 5-3 victory over Purity Bottling Thursday night. The Athletics, who placed third in the five-team league, will now meet the pennant-winning University of Lethbridge Prongh'orns in the semi-final playoffs. The best-of-three affair will get under way next Monday night at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. On the other hand, the fourth place finishing Bottlers will face the second place Miners' Library in the other semi-final contest. In last night's contest, the Athletics took a 3-1 lead after two periods and skated to the easy win. Ken Lupul, Don Klinkham-mer, Tim Negrello, Al Rown-tree and Bill Christie tallied for the Athletics while Jim Dundass, Laurie Grimson and Ed Carpenter replied for the Bottlers. With Lyle Davis of Lethbridge out of the running, the battle for top honors in the 1973 Shirtsleeve Bonspiel is wide open. Davis cleaned up last year as he won the number one and number two events as well as the James Aird memorial trophy. Davis and his mates chalked up 12 wins without a setback. The Lethbridge skip had planned to be in the running in defence of his title this year but was forced out of the five-day event when he and his mixed rink became eligible for the southern Alberta mixed title in Calgary. Davis and his mates lost to Lawrence Lennon of the city but a district rink dropped out of the competition and Davis gained the second Lethbridge berth. Meanwhile, eight rinks kept their slates clean after two days of action at the Curling Club and advanced to the eights of the number one T. Eaton event. Eight rinks are also in the running in the number three Canadian Western Natural Gas event. John Virostek, Enso Baceda, Cliff Forry, Scott Henderson, Wayne Terriff and Orest File-wych all of the host club remained unbeaten as did Harvey Bourassa of Fort Macleod and Ray Jordan of Vulcan. In this morning's action Virostek was to meet Jordan while Bourassa matched shots with Baceda. In the other games Forry took on Henderson while Filewych met Terriff. � In the number three, action rinks sldpped by Tom Henderson, Bob Morrison and Wayne McLennan of Lethbridge joined foursomes skipped by Don Chandler of Edmonton, Ken Maruyama and Ken Sstoguchi of Taber, Tom Geronazzo of Trail, B.C. and Bob Scott of Fort Macleod have reached the eight's. Setoguchi wa3 drawn against Scott, Henderson with McLennan, Morrison with Maruyama and Geronazzo battled Chandler in this morning's opening draw. Four rinks advanced as far as the eight's in the number five Sven Erfcksen event Thursday. Don TiUobson of Lethbridge joined with Bill Town-send of the city, Fritz Pavka of Taber and Bill Nayha of Picture Butte. The only match - up in the fifth event was Townsend and Pavka. Tillotson and Nayha were awaiting their opponents from this morning's action. There are prizes in three other events this year. The DON'T MISS OUT ON THE 1973 PEOPLE PLEASER SHOW ON N0W-T0NITE AND SATURDAY BEING HELD AT GENERAL FARM SUPPLIES number two event is The Lethbridge Herald, number four Alberta Distillers and number six Enerson Motors. With the exception of Davis, all the other event winners from last year are back but as yet have not reached the eights of any event. Back for another crack at the prizes are Dave Russell of Milk River last year's number two winner, Doug Baird of Calgary the number four winner, Hugh Brown of Calgary the number five winner and Bob Morrison of Lethbridge the number six champ. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES LWW1I ? 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