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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Ftbruiry 17, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Banff skier sweeps medals -The HeraUl- Herald Staff Writers WESTCASTLE "Greg. Harin? I don't know where he came from. He just sprang out of the blue." That's what an admiring and disappointed competitor said Sunday after Hann, 16, slalomed from obscurity to his third gold medal Sunday in Winter Games alpine racing at Westcastle. For the wiry, modest Hann, who has raced for six years in Banff, Sunday's victory com- pleted a clean sweep of men's alpine competition 'and cap- tured three of four gold medals won by Alberta skiers in alpine racing. Winner of Alberta's fourth gold medal was Wendy Robin- son, who edged out New- foundland's Helene Rompre in the women's giant slalom. Sunday's dual slalom, run in what coaches described as fast and ideal racing con- ditions before 100 spectators, fielded the top eight men and women racers from Friday's slalom and Saturday's giant slalom. Alberta's Robinson, who trapped a bronze for her third- place finish ahead of Quebecer Dominique Lanctot, was eliminated in dual slalom semi-finals by Megan Armstrong, 15, of Ontario, the eventual gold medalist. For the powerfully-built Armstrong, who has skiied competitively for four years out of her native Sault Ste. Marie, it was an easy victory. Fellow finalist Cindy Menzies of B.C. missed an early gate, disqualifying herself and earning a silver. A missed gate also a marred the men's, dual slalom final. Hann's gold hat trick cajne at the expense of Quebec racer Marc Culver, who ran second to Hann the day before in the men's giant slalom. The young Quebecer, who defeated bronze winner Dale Stephens of B.C., missed a gate in the first of two runs, ceding the dual slalom gold to Hann. After the race, an elated but unassuming Hann said he ex- pected his stiffest competition to come from Contrand Barbeau of Quebec, who dis- qualified himself in the first heat with a missed gate. In crosscountry relays Saturday and Sunday at Castle Junction, teams from the Northwest Territories and On- tario led the gold rush. In the women's 3 by 5 relay Saturday, Ontario struck gold with a fine team effort. The Ontarians' time was barely two minutes shy of one hour for the 10-mile course, which included three laps of the five- kilometer trail. Alberta's relay team follow- ed with a silver, while N.W.T. racers picked up the bronze. In the men's 3 by 10 relay Sunday, crosscountry racers from the Territories powered through the 20-mile course to outdistance second-place Quebec and bronze-winning Ontario. If there were an overall medal for patience in the 1975 Canada Winter Games, the skiers would win it hands down. The skiing actually was delayed two days as a result of too much snow. Avalanches helped remove some of the snow but it was Friday before things got under way. Expecting things to improve after Wednesday and Thurs- day the rnen Saturday were forced to walk 920 feet up the hill for their second run after the T-bar was broken by skiers jumping off halfway up. In the women's competition an errant bulldozer ventured out onto the course and interfered with one skier. No rerun was allowed, however, and after hours of deliberation the results were made of- ficial. Hann said that the walk up was cold but it gave him a chance to look the course over. In the one-run women's giant slalom, Miss Robinson outskied 38 other competitors to win by more than two seconds. "I've never won by "that much she stated. I wasn't confident before the race but I wanted to win so badly because giant slalom is my favorite race." WOMEN'S 3 x i RELAY: 1. On- tario, 2. Alberta, 3. Northwest Territories, 59-5032 MEN'S DUAL SLALOM: 1. Gregory Hann. Banff, Alta.; 2. Marc Culver, Montreal; 3. Dale Stephens. Williams I-akc, B.C. WOMEN'S DUAL SLALOM: 1. Mcagan Armstrong, Sault Stc. Marie, Ont.; 2. Cindy Menzies, Penticlon, 3. Wendy Robinson, Banff. MEN'S 3 X 10'KILOMETRE CROSS. COUNTRY RELAY: 1. Northwest Territories, 2. Quebec, 3. Ontario. 1975 CJaBnUaXda _____gamesL_ Alberta men, women curlers sweep gold after tough week HELENE ROMPRE, NEWFOUNDLAND, WAITS FOR SIGNAL TO START Behind the scenes Sons dump Manitoba Pincher Creek is evidently havint? a little fun in a rarp pn- in first Games outing Pincher Creek is evidently having a little fun in a rare en- counter with bilingualism Joe Kryczka of Calgary, past president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, was on Hand for the hockey opening ceremonies at the Arena Sun- day after a few brief words, he remarked that he realized he should make some effort at bilingualism... he said, "if I start talking in Polish, no one will understand me." As if that wasn't enough, during the game the announcer was wondering aloud if the French pronunciation for Alberta defenceman Dennis Hatt would be Dennis "le toque" or Dennis "Chapeau." Quebec fencing manager Marc-Andre Peloquin is very im- pressed with the hospitality shown by Southern Albertans "We are not happy to he says. "We've been so well- received" "Everybody is so wonderful here, we just can't believe it." one of the Quebec fencers even found a female admirer in Southern Alberta., "He can't speak English, and she can't speak says Peloquin. "But they fall in love." Basketball referee Doug McKay was trying to explain the problems encountered in refereeing a women's basketball game in the morning and then a men's game the same evening. One of the basketball officials at the Games, Ben Brooks, was trying to cat-nap during one of the more one-sided games Sunday at the Sportsplex. Of all the venues being used in Southern Alberta the Sportsplex in Lethbridge seems to be the only one constantly worrying about illegally parked cars. Officials have threatened to tow more cars away in the past week than they have since the building's opening in October. The smaller venues in Southern Alberta have been full for the basketball games while the Sportsplex in Lethbridge has had crowds ranging from 300 on up to 1.800. Quebec coach Robert Comeau is the most relaxed coach of all during the games.'He sits quietly on the end chair, seldom moving and seldom questioning the referee. Maybe that's what comes of having a winning team. All the wrestlers could talk about Saturday were the people of Cardston and the wonderful treatment afforded the fellows in their two days of competing there. Said one wrestler, I didn't win a medal but I feel as though I made a hundred new friends. Noel Maughan, a nurse, who had what she described as the pleasure of working one evening in the infirmary at athlete's village, described the job done by the football trainers of taping the competitors was "something you had to see to believe." Mrs. Maughan said she would gladly go back and work another evening with the athletes. "It was a great experience." By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer PINCHER CREEK A pair of unassisted goals by Ken Klinkhammer early in the third period sent Alberta's Lethbridge Native Sons on their way to an impressive 5-1 triumph over Manitoba Sun-, day night. In front of a'sell-out crowd of at the Pincher Creek Arena, the Native Sons came back from a shakey start to dominate their first Games contest. The hard-hitting Manitoba squad had the edge in the first period, and went into the dressing room with a 1-0 lead. But the Sons came out in the middle period flying, and fprechecked the Manitoba club to a standstill. Before the teams returned to the dress- ing room, the Lethbridge club had scored a pair of goals to take the lead. Klinkhammer's goals, the first on a blistering slapshot just eight seconds after a Manitoba penalty, and the se- cond on a beautiful solo rush from his own blueline at the mark, broke the game wide open. "The boys were a little ner- vous in the first said coach Howie Yanosik, hardly able to contain his excitement after the game. "And they were holding back a bit." "But then we started head- manning the puck, and we just forechecked them to death the rest of the way." Greg Kveder, Joe Meli, and Mark Scheibner scored the other goals for- the Native Brett Vincent scored the lone Manitoba goal, backhanding in a rebound in the last minute of the initial period. Klinkhammer was the ob- vious choice for the game's first star, while another Lethbridge blueliner, Dennis Hatt, got the third star for his defensive work. Bob Russell, a flashy left-' winger for Manitoba, was selected as the second star. Greg Kveder got the Sons on the scoresheet at the mark of the second period when he picked up a loose puck from a scramble and fired .it past sprawling Manitoba goaltender Dale McKinnon. Just over three minutes later, Joe Meli beat McKinnon with a hard slapshot from just inside the blueline to put the Native Sons ahead to stay. Lethbridge goaltender Garry Warner was out- standing in the first period, making several spectacular saves as Manitoba outshot the Sons 12-4. Over the whole game, the Native Sons outshot Manitoba 24-22, and took six of ten minor penalties. Manitoba took the game's only miscon- duct in a game that was as clean as it was hard-hitting. The Native Sons were scheduled to take on New- foundland at Pincher Creek today at5 p.m., before coming into Lethbridge for a contest with P.E.I, at the Sportsplex Tuesday. Meanwhile, Quebec served notice Sunday that they will rank as one of the tougher teams in the B division, which includes Alberta, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and P.E.I. Jean Coutu scored five times and Daniel Chausse added four as the team from La Belle province smothered P.E.I. 14-0 in Taber. The other B division contest saw Newfoundland topping New Brunswick 6-2 at Stan- doff. In the A division, Ontario scored four goals in the se- cond period to dump Saskatchewan 6-4, British Columbia bested Northwest Territories 5-1, and Nova Scotia shut out Yukon 3-0. The two round-robin tour- naments continue today with action leading up to the semi- finals Friday at the Sportsplex. More gold for Quebec in fencing By CLARKE the final round. a result, Ontario took Gunderson Herald Sports had dropped a gold medal for the picked up Quebec's New Brunswick by while Quebec was fi Desrochers was mobbed of margins, so to settle for its first top sabre his ecstatic teammates finished the took Stephen Leung, who day afternoon after he with 7-1 of his bouts, good enough EVENT back from a 3-1 deficit took the gold on won 63 of 72 12th among the LPts. down Fred Granek of of individual bouts bouts in the 1 12 5-3 in the final round of the Ontario took 'the a team, Alberta won Newfoundland 1 11 6 2 10 sabre fencing event at they couldn't beat with a 7-1 of eight matches in 3 9 Civic Quebec manager Saskatchewan picked Over the five days Saskatchewan 4 8 447 The win was the fifth of Peloquin. "We only Alberta was 6 8 match for Quebec's sabre New Brunswick the individual level, of nine teams 7 5 and ensured them of the gold medal in the It took an unusual event was the only one of four in which a Quebec Alberta fencers picked up 26 W1 L The two eastern inent against New to win a piled up 47 points Ont. 4 entered the final round send Quebec down to Robert of Ontario four events to earn Ont. 5 undefeated in seven match defeat in the gold with 22 victories in while Ontario was se- Sask. (B) SABRE EVENT 8 matches of the five days of while teammate with 45 tournament, a situation the two squads earned the silver picked up had become pretty familiar four wins apiece, wins. bronze medal, 0 12 the five days of fencing vLessard and Robb picked up points in the four Ontario (S) Saskatchewan I 11 6 2 10 petition which wound up George completion of also tied, at four Alberta fencer in Sunday, the Quebec came out on top in the deciding event was ceremonies for the exactly the same manner two who had a held, with all the 175 men's and women's hits, and good for 16th into the 4 events. The only exception an overtime as there the 27 the pattern came in the time left on the Sukunda of Ontario L final Saturday Morrison individual sabre Ont. (G) Beaudry, Quc. I 24 2 Ontario won the team the first clear hit losing only once in (Mr Sask. 4 medal in that event, New Brunswick the bouts. Quebec's (G) losing 6-3 to the Quebec the earned the silver (B) By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Joan Phillips almost packed it in Wednesday evening in the third round of the women's curling competition at the 1975 Canada Winter Games. Playing Manitoba, skipped by Patti Vanderkerhove of Win- nipeg, Phillips injured the cartilege in her left knee. She asked if she could remain as skip but not throw any rocks. The Manitobans complained bitterly and Phillips stayed in the game as skip and threw her rocks. She threw them, it turned out, well enough to lead her Alberta rink to the gold medal in the women's competition. In 'chalking up the gold, Phillips joined with Red Deer's Dave Cruickshank to give Alberta a sweep of the gold medals. Cruickshank won the men's gold medal after clinching it Saturday morning in the tenth round of the 11-round event. '-'Isn't it said a very happy Miss Phillips, "Both Dave and I won the gold because of victories over Manitoba earlier in the competition." Miss Phillips was so right. Alberta and Manitoba men and women finished with iden- tical 9-2 records but the gold went to Alberta because of their respective wins over Manitoba. Little did Phillips think her sticking to it last Wednesday would i vsult in a gold medal for her and her teammates Nancy Kyle, Kim Sloan and Susan Rutherford. Phillips had to wait until the final draw to clinch the gold medals. In her last game Phillips doubled the score on Colleen Williamson of Maple Ridge, B.C. Against Manitoba, her coach wanted to remove her from the game but Phillips would have no part of it. She finally had her knee taped up each day and as a result was able to finish the competition and claim the gold. "The pain was worth she said Saturday. "At least it is now." Vanderkerhove's rink of Cathy Harper, Barb Rudolph and Bev Yule won the silver medal while the bronze went to Kim Sioux Lookout, Ont., rink. Miss Clark at one stage of the competition was 6-0 but faltered in the late going to finish 7-4. Meanwhile, Cruickshank made good use of the experience he gained curling with Roy Talbot of Red Deer in the Alberta men's playdown recently in Edmonton. "It taught me a lot, that's for said after guiding teammates Doug Fowler, Keith Glover and Brad Dreschsler to their medal. Cruickshank, like Phillips, used the B.C. entry as a stepping stone to his medal. Playing in the 10th round Cruickshank won his gold by stopping Terry Hall of Chilliwack, B.C. 7-3. Dtiguid, in finishing second behind Cruickshank, took a lik- ing to at least one Alberta 'curler, Lethbridge's Ken Gorrie. Allan West of the Duguid rink became ill just prior to the final game, with a silver medal at stake, and Gorrie filled in as a sweeper and the combination worked out just fine. Duguid arid his mates edged Scott Grafton of Montreal 6-5 in the battle to decide the silver and bronze medals. Duguid was forced all the way by Grafton and won the game with his filial rock of the game. Cruickshank and Duguid both agreed that the competition was very keen.- j As Cruickshank put it, "you couldn't count any team out." As an example, -Alberta had to make its last shot in the game it played against Newfoundland and yet Newfoundland went without a win in the 11 rounds. FINAL STANDINGS Men Alberta Manitoba Quebec Ontario P.E.I. British Columbia Nova Scotia New Brunswick Saskatchewan N.W.T. Yukon Newfoundland Women Alberta Manitoba Ontario P.E.I. Saskatchewan Nova Scotia N.W.T. British Columbia Quebec Newfoundland Yukon New Brunswick W T 9 2 9 2 8 3 7 4 6 5 6 5 6 5 S 6 5 6 3 8 2 9 0 10 W L 9 2 9 2 7 4 7 4 6 5 6 5 5 6 9 6 4 7 4 7 4 7 Oil PETER OT.T, ONTARIO, STRAIGHTENS BENT SABRE ;