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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ThurKloy. F.bru.ry 1W1 THE UTHUIDGE HWALD 7 Kehwna 'youth christens Blackstrap Skiing debuts on man-made mountain LOVE THOSE PARKS Linda Klettl (174) of Alberto goes through the gates and around Love Those Parks, motto of the Saskatchewan Provincial Parks, in the women, .lalom In Saskatchewan Wednesday. Skiing condition, were good on Mount Black- strap for the opening events.___________________________________________________- Sports of all sorts By JOE DWU1S SASKATOON (CP) About spectators turned out Wednesday in 33-degree weather to see a prairie mira- cle, the debut of Canada Winter Games skiing on man-made Mount Blackstrap. Ite spectators who streamed into the'site, 25 miles south of here, in more than cars were witness to the spectacle of skiers from 10 provinces and two territories competing on the prairie in the opening slalom events. Greg Athans, 15, a Kelowna, B.C.. school boy, christened the mountain by winning the gold medal in the men's sla- lom on a course, made hard and fast by granular snow Val Watson, 16, of Ottawa, won the day's other skiing gold by capturing the women's sla- lom. Overnight snow and cooler temperatures arrived in time to make the courser near-perfed after a prolonged mild spell hac threatened to disrupt opening events. As the Games passed the half-way mark, competition was completed Wednesday in has ketball and badminton, leaving only seven of the 16 sports on the calendar for the 10-day spectacle which ends Sunday. ONTARIO STILL LEADS Defending champion Ontaric continues to lead in the medals parade, with 26 golds, 20 silver and 13 bronzes, followed b> British Columbia with 18-10-16 ut in the province-by-provinc andings, which takes into ac nmt the performance of everj hlete, Ontario was leadin CONTRACT REJECTED NEW YORK (AP) Walter Kennedy, commissioner of the National Basketball Association, rejected today the contract of Spencer Haywood who jumped from Denver Rockets of the American basketball Associa- tion to Seattle Supersonics of the NBA this season. GADOURY APPOINTED MONTREAL (CP) Paul Gadoury has been appointed director of sales and public re- lations for Montreal Alouettes, Red O'Quinn, general manager of the Eastern Football Confer- tnce club, announced Wednes- day. Gadoury was executive representative and public rela- tions manager for Bell Canada and worked on radio and televi- sion broadcasts of Alouettes games. FIRST VICTORY CALGARY (CP) Right- winger Jeff Ablett scored in sudden-death overtime to give Medicine Hat Tigers a 4-3 vic- tory over Calgary Centennials Films planned by rugby club The Lethbridge Rugby Club got off to a good start at its recent meeting called to start rebuilding for the year. Forty interested persons have offered to help in the organiza- tion. An evening of films has been scheduled for persons interest- ed. It will be held Friday at 8 p.m. Those wishing to attend should get in touch with Roger Marsh, 327-3600, evenings, or Don England, 328-9353, days. of the Western Canada Hockey League Wednesday night. The victory was the Tigers' first ever over the Centennials. Medicine Hat, new to the WCHL this season, had lost its first six games against Cal- NAMED HEAD COACH TORONTO (CP) Graham Leggatt, Scottish international winger and -a star in the Scot- tish and English Leagues for 17 years, has been signed as head coach of the Toronto entry in the North American Soccer League, general manager Jack Daley announced today. PADUANO TO FIGT MONTREAL (CP) Donate Paduano, Canada's world- ranked welterweight champion meets Toronto's Clyde Gray to- night in a 12-round title bou that could mark a turning podn in the careers of both fighters. SERVICE SPECIALS EFFECTIVE FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY DO IT NOW! TUNE-UP SPECIAL! Here's What We Do Sun Scope Test Compression Test Replace Points Replace Plugs Replace Condenser Check Wiring Check Battery and Cables Adjust Drive Belts Charging System Test Anti Freeze Adjust Carburetor Check Fuel Filters Power Check ALL WORK GUARANTEED ALL WORK PERFORMED BY FACTORY TRAINED EXPERTS WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE SPECIAL WHEEL ALIGNMENT ONLY 9 ,95 SPECIAL AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICE 1 Includes fluid and oil ad- justments. ONLY 16 CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE SERVICE DEPARTMENT 2nd AVE. and 8th STREET S. PHONE 327-3147 3iinooks win title The University of Lethbridg Chinooks picked up the Cil ;ecreation Hotkey League tit! s they completed their 2 ame schedule four points on the second place St. Basil' For their achievement th 3iinooks received the Kimur [wrting Centre trophy emblem tic of the league title. St. Basil's finished off the ague schedule on a winnin ote last night as they trimnn the Labor Club 3-2. The Labor Club held a ead after the second period b watched the Saints pop in h unanswered goals in the thir Brian M u r k i n paced t iaints with two goals while Pat lolder chipped in with a single- on. For the Labor Club Bob Cook and Grant Harrington managed a goal each. The Labor Club and the M and K Generals will decide bird and fourth place tonight as they close out the league schedule. City championship playoffs will start next week. C. by a slim 14S-138 margin, th Alberta next with 119, fol- wed by Quebec, 113, and Man- >ba, 108. Volleyball, table tennis and .mnastics make their debut iday, but only gymnastics and men's 15 kilometre produce medals. A classy team from Montreal, led by Peter Ryan with 24 points, won the gold medal in men's basketball by scoring an impressive 87-66 win over the Ontario entry from Windsor. Ontario had to settle for the sil- ver, while the third-place bronze went to the Manitoba team. However, Ontario got revenge in women's basketball by scor- f array Howe scored tying goal The whole family played DETROIT (AP) Most of the fans who went to Olympia Stadium Wednesday night went because for the first time in public Gordie Howe was going to play wckey on a forward line with sons Mark and Marty. But there was a closing-mo- ment surprise that not only caught the fans off guard, but which caught Detroit Red Wing goalie Jim Rutherford off tongue in cheek and goalie pads open. With the Red Wings of the National Hockey League lead- ing the charity exhibition in the closing moments against the Junior A Wings 6-5, 10- year-old Munay Howe en- tered the game for the Jun- iors. Joining him was Vern Howe, brother of Gordie. No sooner did the Juniors win a faceoff in the Red Wings' end of the ice then Murray "fired" the puck be- tween Rutherford's tegs for a 6-6 final score. It was a comic ending to what was, until then, a fairly honestly played game. PLAYED WITH FATHER The Howe family scored four of the Jnuiors' goals and assisted on two more. Marty Howe, 16, normally a defence- man, played left wing oppos- ite his famous father who was a turncoat for the game. Mark, IS. played centre. Mur- ray and Vern just played. "This is the greatest birth- day present anyone could ever said Gordie's wife Col- leen, who celebrated her 38th birthday and who much ol the work organizing the af- fair. She said was col- lected for the local chapter of the March of Dimes and that 'more money is coming in." Selling gift big factor VANCOUVER (CP) Red ierenson was not traded by St. xiuis Blues because of his role as president of the National lockey League Players' Asso- ciation rlthough it was a mot- vating' factor, his business agent says. Toronto lawyer Alan Eagle- son told a hockey lunch meet- ng here that Berenson fell :rom favor with the St. Louis management because he sold a station wagon to a St. Louis broadcaster. It was the station wagon the grateful Blues gave turn for scoring six goals against Philadelphia in a garni too years ago. 'Mr. Salomon didn't like ti see his gift in the parking lo every day being driven b: someone Eagleson said Berenson claims he was trad ed to Detroit Red Wings be- cause of his union work. Vancouver Canucks genera manager Bud Poile foQowet Eagleson on the rostrum. Despite repeated frustrations he said, the issue of the Can ucks second minor pro farm team is very much alive. Poile said he still thinks th Canucks can place a western Hockey League franchise in Calgary or Victoria, his choices for a farm mate to Rocheste of the American League. Hockf Gordie is chapter chairman. He scored the games first goal, then two goals by Rene LeClerc gave the pro club a 2-1 first-period lead. Red Berdenson tallied a quick second-period goal for Detroit but Mark Howe took a pass from his father and got it back by beating goalie Roy Edwards. A goal by Bob Dobek sent the game into the third period tied 3-3. Frank Werner and Gordie Howe scored back-to-back goals for a 5-3 lead, Howe's coming on a pass from Mark. The Red Wings decided to get down to business and Mike Robitaiile, Amie Brown and Tim Ecclestone scored to give Detroit a 6-5 lead and set up Murray Howe's "game saving" goal. Yaz signs juicy pact WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) Superstar Carl Yastrzemsk of Boston Red Sox signed three-j-ear contract Wednesda that may make him the hignes paid player in professional base- ball history. No figures were announce! but Dick O'Connell, vice-presi dent and general manager o the Red Sox, said the contra makes Yastrzemski "the higl est paid player in the Americaa League. It was speculated that he could be getting t for each year of th contract. Other speculation was that the three-year contract wa for ing an upset 61-57 victory over ritish Columbia to walk off ith a gold. Host Saskatchewan ook the bronze. In badminton, B.C. picked up hree golds when teen-ager like Epstein of Vancouver took le men's singles, Judith Rol- ck of Vancouver the women's ingles, and the Vancouver earn of Campbell Dalgliesh and ibdul Shaikh, the men's dou- les. The mixed doubles gold went o Jim Lynch and his wife Jancy of Ancaster, Ont., while wo Calgary girls, Susan Cut- more and Lorraine Thorne, cap- ured the women's doubles. After two days of hockey com- Ontario was leading he A section with four points on wo straight wins in the single round-robin tournament. A1- >erta was second with three wints on a win and a tie, while Manitoba and New Brunswick were tied for third, each with a win and a loss. Nova Scotia and Quebec were Bed for first place in the B sec- tion, each undefeated in two games. Athans, who is also Canadian junior water-ski champion, was impressed with his gold medal run down the mountain. "It's not so big, but it's really steep up top." Athans had a combined time in his two slalom runs of 72 sec- onds. The fastest time down Black- strap for the day was clocked by Pierre Savoie of Quebec in a first-run of 34.67. His second run, of 40.54, dropped him ninth. Only a woman could ask this SASKATOON (CP) Canada Winter Games offi- cials, worried most of this week by warm weather that threatened the snow cover o n Blackstrap Mountain, reaped some humor from their predicament Wednes- day when a woman called and asked: "If the weatner at the mountain causes the cancel- lation of skiing, will they hold it Minor hockey Mike Goluk played the hero's role last night as he paced the Slues to a 2-1 victory over the Vikings. Goluk blasted home two markers, one in the first and second periods to lead the Blues while Jeff Takeyasu re- plied for the Vikings. In Bantam "B" action thi Maple Leafs and the Canadians couldn't decide a winner and fought to a 5-5 draw. The Leafs led 2-0 after the first and 3-2 after the second but were out-played in the final frame. Brant Marchuk slapped in two markers for the Leafs while singletons came off the sticks of Craig Brown, Kelly Vaykovich, and Scott Davis. For the' Canadians Lome Erickson tallied twice while Clarence Sirovyak, Dave Jack- son and Sid Johnson managed a goal each. Sure know how to hurt a guy OTTAWA (CP) Radio Station CKOY has sent a telegram to Joe Frazier offering to rent advertising space on the soles of his boxing shoes during his March 8 fight against Mo- hammed Ah'. The telegram asks Fra- zier to name lu's own charge. Sports director Ray Bou- cher of the Ottawa station also sent a copy of the tele- gram to Ali, the former C a s s i u s Clay, suggesting that, as a good business- man, Ali do his best "to five this ad proper expo- lure" during the heavy- weight bout,