Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Mdr.y, February 1971 THE IITHMIOGE HttAlD 9 Davis still alive Stewart, meet in Bruce Stewart of Calgary and Marvin Blaney of Vauxhall reached the finals of section A Thursday as the southern Al- berta mixed curling playdowns got under way at the Fort Macleod Curling Club. A total of 16 rinks from vari- ous parts of southern Alberta Blaney win, "A" finals opened play Thursday only eight survived the pace of the first day's action. Stewart and Blaoey each came up with three victories to advance to the final. They were scheduled to play this noon. Blaney earned his berth in ONTARIO COACH They had to pick Ontario coach Bill Thomson off the floor when his team won the gold medal in basketball at the Canada Winter Games. The pressure sometimes is a little too much for anybody.__________________________- Bench remains unsigned Big year for Sparky By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS This is the year, says Sparky Anderson: "We'll find out if I can really manage." Anderson guided Cincinnati Heds to the National League title last season as a league manager in baseball. Anderson finds the 1971 picture a bit different today as he starts his sophomore season with tie Reds at then- spring training camp at Tampa, Fla. Paduano loses to Clyde Gray MONTREAL (CP) Clyde Billy Backus of Syracuse, N.Y., Gray, a strapping 24-year-old from Toronto, slugged his way to the Canadian welterweight boxing title Thursday night, winning a 12-round split decision over world-ranked Donato Pad- uano. His opponent, ranked No. 10 by the World Boxing Associa- tion, was ineffective throughout most of the bout in attempts to use the speed and counter- punching ability he is noted for. The win left Gray in position to assume Paduano's role of possible contender for the world welterweight crown. The Negro fighter now has 28 wins and one defeat. He dropped a 10-round decision to former world lightweight cham- pion Eddie Perkins of Chicago last April. Paduano, a 22-year-old Ital- ian-Canadian from Montreal, came into the fight with a 22-1 record. He was trying to make a comeback from his first profes- sional defeat last December at the hands of world lightweight champion Ken Buchanan of Scotland at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Montrealer also had plans to meet cither .world champion or the No. 1 contender and for- mer title-holder, Jose Napoles of Mexico, sometime this year. Gray swarmed over Paduano in every round, jabbing effec- tively and connecting with up- percuts during close-in slugging. "I was expecting him to box with me but I couldn't score when he kept in Pad- uano said in the dressing room. "He threw so many punches I couldn't counter." Highlander event is set The annual Calgary High- landers bonspiel will be held at the Lethbridge Curling Club Feb. 27 and 28. The first draw is set for Saturday, Feb. 27 at nine in the morning. A banquet will be held Satur- day evening at the Curling Club. All past and present Highlanders are welcome. Entries are requested to be in by 6 p.m. Friday before the bonspiel. For further information con- tact Mel Burgess in Vulcan or Carlos Bond, Lethbridge. ATTENTION MERCHANTS! See us now for NEW STORE FRONT RENOVATIONS STORE COUNTERS AND FIXTURES CALL 327-1581 FOR FREE ESTIMATES AND GREAT MODERN IDEASI LETHBRIDGE H and DOOR COR. 5th AVE., 412 ST. S. PHONE 327-1581 For one thing, the Reds have nly 17 of 37 roster players under contract. Catcher Johnny ench, the league's most valua- le player for 1970, is one of hose still unsigned. Others in- ude pitchers Jim Merritt and rayne Simpson. Another problem Anderson aces is finding a replacement or Bobby Tolan, regular centre lelder and the NL's leading ase stealer last season. Tolan tiptared an Achilles tendon rtule playing basketball during le off-season and is out at least until June. Surveying the tuning-up job he Reds need, it's hardly any render Anderson commented: I guess we'll find out now if I an really manage." Baltimore Orioles, the Amert- an League champions who beat Cincinnati in the World Series, opened their camp at Miami Thursday with veteran pitchers Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar still unsigned. Paul Blair, the Orioles centre fielder, reported a week early to start a switch-hitting experi- ment. He hits right-handed, but wants to be able to swing from the other side of the plate, too. Veteran southpaw Bob Veale vas missing as Pittsburgh Pir- ates opened camp at Bradenton, ?la., but manager Danny Mur- ,augh said the star pitcher was expected by the weekend. Three pitchers, Jim Colborn, Ice Decker and Larry Gura signed with Chicago Cubs. Two straight for Gas Gty MEDICINE HAT (CP) Medicine Hat Tigers Improved Jieir fifth and last-place spot in ;he western division of the Western Canada Hockey League with a 4 3 win over Calgary Centennials Thursday night before fans. The victory was the second consecutive win over Calgary. Wednesday night the Tigers downed the Centennials 4-3 in overtime. The Tigers now are one point behind the Swift Current Bron- cos ill the WCHL's western di- vision. If they can exchange places with the fourth place Broncos they will be eligible for the playoffs. Medicine Hat came on strong in the first period taking a 3-1 lead on goals by Don Brennan, Doug Fritz and Tom Lysiak. Allan Rycroft scored for Cal- gary. BEAGLES WANTED! W. D. 'Buck' Geldert, recreation director, south- ern region recreation board, would like to contact as many owners of beagle hounds as possible. The object is to organize beagle field trials for southern Alberta. Buck says field trialing with beagles is tremen- dous sport. To fill out leisure time in the late fall and winter months by rabbit hunting with and train- ing beagles can also be exciting action. Nearest beagle field trials at present are at the West Coast and in Manitoba, so this could be another first for Alberta. Buck may be contacted by telephoning his resi- dence at Coaldale 345-3275 or by writing to him at Box 869, Coaldale. Alberta. THE STETTLER FISH AND GAME ASSOCIA- TION is to release some wild turkeys in the Battle River region north of Stettler this spring. The club purchased 25 birds from Livingston, Mont and have been over-wintering them on a farm. The Alberta fish and wildlife branch, although warn- ing the club that the release area is probably too far north, has given its blessing to the release. The intention is to release about 15 of the birds and retain the balance for eggs and additional propa- gation. Wild turkey transplanting first took place in Al- berta during 1961, when 19 birds were released in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. In a few years the flock grew to more than 300 birds. But, winters like 1964-65, the 1967 centennial snow- fall and most likely the winter of 1970-71 have raised havoc with the populations. TONIGHT (Friday) the Miners' Library member- ship will be honoring its top anglers and bird shoot- ers of 1970. It's cabaret night, with the presentation of tro- phies to take place at p.m. Dancing is to follow. INDICATIONS ARE there has been some real weakening in the ice covering lakes in southern Al- berta's Chinook belt during the past week. Shore ice is breaking up on many of the lakes, especially on those having feeder streams or springs. But far worse and most dangerous of all are the lakes where weak spots have developed in the ice. These are caused by ice fishing holes that have been covered by water and then frozen over during the colder nights of the past few days. In other spots there has been a general deterioration of the ice. AND, FROM CALGARY comes word that cost oi Alberta's new fish hatchery is now estimated at It'll be a three-storey structure on the Pearce Estate, east of St. George's Island, in Calgary Construction is to start by August and in less than two years the first fingerlings will be in the rearing troughs. To be located on a 35-acre site, complete with a tree-dotted park, the hatchery is expected to have visitors a year. The project is a pet of Public Works Minister Albert Ludwig. Albertans are going to start helping to pay for the hatchery this year. Licences for all from 16 to 65 will be increased to ?5 from ?3 per year. Last year the province sold 156.000 angling licences. Annual operating cost of the hatchery is expected to be he final by bouncing Lyle ttvis of Lethbridge 8 3 in one mi final encounter. Stewart _ad his push broom mates, dropped Wiyne Sokolosky of algary 8-6 in the other. Stewart led off Thursday orning with an easy 8 1 ver- ct over Ken Smith of Sundre. e followed up with an 8 6 umph over Danny Watson of gh River earning a berth in e final. On the other hand, Blaney, hopped Alf Shieman of Cal- ary 8 3 in the first round nd bested Ken George of incher Creek 11 6. In reaching the semi finals the A event Davis dropped olin Hawkins of Catherine 9-2 the first round and came way with a narrow 10-9 win 'er Fergie Shields of Medicine at in the second. Sokolosky owned Ken Ritchie of Can- 11 2 and Roy Talbot of ed Deer 9 5 before losing to ;ewart. Thursday's 2 p.m. draw saw >ur rinks dropped from fur- play as Hawkins, Tom ;obbs of Calgary, Lloyd Mc- jellan of New Brigden and Al lason of Delia were beaten, jore, Shieman, Talbot and itchie hit the sidelines follow- ing Thursday's last draw. In B action today Davis was meet Sokolosky, Watson matched shots with Smith and hields met George. The A section winner will wait the B champion and eeds but one victory to ad- ance to the Alberta mixed final in Edmonton. Play continues tonight and Saturday at the Fort Macleod Curling Club. Minor hockey Lethbridge Midget C Reps earned the right to advance against Oyen in provincial playoffs following a 44 dead- lock with Bassano Wednesday night. The locals won the first game of the two-game, total point series 3-2 in. Basano and win the round 7-6. Bob Brown, Bob Spitaer, Derrick Blasco and Dennis Halt accounted for the Leth- bridge markers. Les Barlow notched three goals for the Bassano crew. Dale Bingham added a single. Meanwhile Lsthbridge Ban- tam C Reps will meet Wamsr in the first game of a two- game, total-point series Satur- day afternoon at the Adams Ice Centre at Gailyne Tropicals Fresh Water Fish Mnrlns Fish Goldfish Aquariums We also repair aquariums, pumps, heaters, etc. Plants Supplies Custom Made Tanks GEORGE VI BRYNE 907 7th AVENUE SOUTH LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-5017 ANDY CAPP RIGHT, WAS FORGETTIN1 CIGAR IN iTHE PUB _ LAS'NISHT? VTBURNEbAHOLE IN ME SRANts NEW SCARF.' Plan Japan trip despite advice Thursday's ollows; results are as Fers'll Shields, Medlclnt Hat 12, Aubrey Gore, Mflo 1; Lyle Davis, ethbridge 9, Colin Hawkins, Kathe- IV 2; Marvin Blaney, Vauxhall 8, Air Shiemen, Calgary 3; Ken George, 'incher creek 12, Tom Stobbs, Cal- lary 9; Bruce Stewart Calgary a> Ken mlth, Sundre 1; Danny Watson, High aiver 8, Lloyd McLellan, New Brig- 5, Wayne Sokolosky, Calgary 11, Ken Ritchie, Canmore 2; Roy Talbot, Red Deer I, Al Mason, Delia 3. Section A P.M....................... Lyle Davis, Lethbridge 10, Fergie Shields, Medicine Hat 9; Marvin Blaney, Vauxhall 11, Ken George, Pin- cher Creek 6; Bruce Stewart, Calgary Danny WaTson, High River 6; Wayne Sokolsky, Calgary 9, Roy Tal- bot, Red Deer S. Section B Aubrey Gore, Milo 12, Colin Hawkins Katnerlne 9, Alf Shleman, Calgary e, Tom Stobbs, Calgary 5: Ken Smith, Swndre 7, Lloyd McLellan, New Brig- den 4; Ken Ritchie, Canmore 7, Al Mason, Delll 4. P.M. Section A Marvin Blaney, Vauxhall 8, Lyle Davis, Lethbridge 3; Bruce slewarl, Calgary 8, Wayne Sokolosky, Calgary Section B Danny Watson, High River 8, Aub- rey Gore, Mllo Ken Smith, Sundre 8, Alf Shleman, Calgiry 5; Ken George, Plncher Creek 9, Roy Talbot, Red Deer 8; Fergie Shields. Medicine Hat 8, Ken Ritchie, Canmore 7. TORONTO (CP) A group of Japanese-Canadian hockey play- ers has been advised that it cannot participate in a tourna- ment in Japan because of the Canadian Amateur Hockey As- sociation's ban on international competition, a spokesman for the team said Thursday. Gene Hamada o? Toronto, who is organizing the tour, said the players will leave for Japan Sunday as scheduled but will not be permitted to play against teams affiliated with the Japa- nese national association. He said they have arranged games against independent clubs in- stead. The players, all from the Met- ropolitan Toronto area, have no affiliation with the CAHA and are not subject to suspension. A team of eight-year-olds from the Don Valley Hockey Association was suspended Wednesday for refusing to abandon plans to tour Finland next month despite the CAHA ban. The ban was Imposed early last year when Canada with- drew from the world hockey tournament after a dispute over the eligibility of professional players. Hamada said he was told by Japanese authorities that teams under their jurisdiction woulc face disciplinary action if they played against a Canadian club Meanwhile John Holden, co- chairman of the Don Valley as sociation, said he still hopes to iron out the problems of the team of eight-year-olds with the Metropolitan Toronto Hockey League, a CAHA affiliate. He said it might still possi- ble to reschedule the tonr until after the teams, sponsored by lunt's Tomatoes, hart com- pleted its MTHL playoff com- nitmsnts. But Bob Stride, rssistant busi- ness manager of the MTHL, said the playoff problem was not the only reason for the sus- msion. Apart from violating the CAHA ban, he said, the team should have advised the MTHL if its plans in time for submis- sion to the CAHA's annual meeting last summer for a rul- ing. The MTHL official empha- sized that players on the other six teams in the Don Valley as- sociation will not be affected by the suspension, although they will have to play for teams out- side the association next year it they wish to remain within the organized hockey structure. Natal juniors nip oldtimers NATAL (HNS) Natal ju- niors edged the Natal oldtimers 54 in exhibition hockey action. Mark Podrasky paced the win- ners with three goals while Joe Giachetta and Dennis Reg- henas added singletons. Laddie Beranek, Mo Bullion, Tom Wright and Doug Morgan scored for the oldtimers, many whom were on skates for the first time in years. Proceeds of the game were turned over to the heart fund. FIRESTONE STORES Headquarters for MAG6 WHEEIS and WIDE OVAt WHITE IETTERED TIRES Contact: JOE KOVACS 317-8548 In Minor Hockey acti Thursday the A.C.T. down the Royals 6-1. Mike Bpychufc led the way for the winners with two goals. Singletons went to Gray Kve- Osmond, Ron Baden Pilling. der, Darrell Moser, and Brian Konrad scored the lone goal for the Royals. The Jets, with Dick Rigel- hoff scoring four times, belted the Marlands 7-2. Mark Baldry added two goals for the Jets while Doug Brown chipped in with one. Lome Osmond and Kelly Lorenz replied for the Mar- lands. Donald Wright found the range four times last night as he paced the Rangers to a 7-0 romp over the Ramblers. Sheldon Kelly chipped in with two markers while Wade BOR- usky added a single. The Canucks blasted In two unanswered goals in the third period and cruised to a 4-1 vic- tory over the Falcons. The Canucks were never In doubt of a victory as they held period scores of 1-0 and 2-1. Walter Dyck, Gary DeGroot, Robbie Kuntz and Chuck Haugh- ton potted in the Canucks goals while David Zaroobcn tal- lied for the Falcons. CASCADE CAMPERS TRAILERS 1971 CASCADE MOTOR HOMES (Arriving Soon) AUTO AND TRAILER SALES LTD. 20th St. and 2nd Ave. S. 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