Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, February 19, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 9 Number three Wayne McLennan of Lethbridge won the number three Gas Co. event. The winners are, left to right, skip Art Atkinson, third McLennan, second John Freissen and lead Jim McLennan. Number four Jerry Coyne of Lethbridge wen the number four Alberta Distillers event. The winners are, left to right, skip Coyne, third Barry Kimery, second Lloyd Curry and lead Jack Rollingson. Winners of tivo events and grand aggregate The wait is over for Henderson Number five Doug Baird of Calgary won the number five event, Sven Ericksens The winners are, left to right, skip Baird, third Garry Douglas, second Larry Swanson and lead Bill Manery. Number six Bill Townsend of Lethbridge won the number six Enerson Motors event. The winners are, left to right, skip George Rodzinyak, third Townsend, second Bill Parascak and lead Orl Tolley. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor For Scott Henderson and his Lethbridge foursome, a long wait is over. "We've been looking for this for a long time," said Henderson Sunday evening at the Lethbridge Curling Club after he and his mates had made a clean sweep of honors at the 34th annual Shirtsleeve Bonspiel. "I'm glad that's over with," chipped in Dennis Kjeldgaard, third on the Henderson rink. What had just ended was a five-day bonspiel in which Henderson went unbeaten in 12 starts. They did not see action in Wednesday's first two draws but made their home at the rink from then on in as they won three Thursday, two on Friday, another three Saturday and four Sunday. Their four victories Sunday were all big ones as they won the number one T. Eaton Co. and number two Lethbridge Herald events along with the James Aird Memorial trophy for the best won-lost record. This year's Shirtsleeve drew 64 rinks from Lethbridge,' as well as various parts of Alberta and B.C. But the show belonged to Henderson and his rink of third Kjeldgaard, second Steve Gillies and lead Red Ervine. After chalking up - eight straight wins heading into Sunday's play, Henderson quickly went to work to sideline Wayne Terriff of Lethbridge in one semi-final in the number one while Harvey Bourassa of Fort Macleod earned the right to meet Henderson in the final by ousting John Virostek of Lethbridge in the other semi-final match. SCORED EARLY In the final of, number one Henderson counted two on the first end and never looked back as he and his mates put it all together for a convincing 10-5 victory. The win over Bourassa, the only other unbeaten rink after Saturday's action, assured the local quartet the grand aggregate honors. Henderson's rink, however, were far from finished. . "Just one more will do it," said Gillies as the rink prepared to meet Terry Toivenan of Lethbridge in the final of the second event. Toivenan had advanced to the final of number two with a win over Bourassa while Henderson had ousted Alt Lagler of Lethbridge. The youthful Toivenan attempted to make a game of it against Henderson in the final but fell behind 9-3 after eight ends. Despite a three count on the ninth Toivenan ran out of rocks in the 10th when Kejeld-gaard made a double. Henderson's rink has come close on more than one occasion. "We've been in the finals a number of times but could never win it," said a happy Henderson after it was all over. According to Gillies "we've been in this bonspiel for 14 years and had never won an event until today/' Henderson, with Art Borzel replacing Kjeldgaard, last year finished second in the Elks Dominion championships. "We have had real good success in the annual Elks Bonspiel," added Henderson. Their successes read two wins and two second place finishes in the last four years. The Wayne McLennan rink of Lethbridge, with Art Atkinson thvowing skip rocks, walked away,with the number three Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. honors with a tough 8-7 win over Bob Morrison of Lethbridge in the final. Morrison, who won the sixth event In 1972, reached the final with a victory over Peter Geronazzo of Trail, B.C. while McLennan made it after edging Stu Scott of Fort Macleod. Jerry Coyne and his mates took advantage of a beautiful double on the 10th end by skip Coyne to edge a rink named Lawson of the city, in the final of the number four Alberta Distillers event. The Lawson rink did not have a Lawson on it after John Lawson fell sick and had to be replaced. Coyne had earlier ousted Bemie Sonntag of Lethbridge in one semi-final while Lawson dumped Ray Jordan of Vulcan. In the number five Sven Ericksen event Doug Baird of Calgary won out over Fritz Pavka of Taber 9-7 in the final. Baird got to the final after downing Vince Toth of Lethbridge while Pavka trimmed Ed Kurtz of Lethbridge. Veteran Bill Townsend, with Gecrge Rodzinyak at skip, won the number six Enerson Motors event over John Virostek of Lethbridge in easy fashion as he picked up a 10-4, eight-end triumph. Virostek entered the final after defeating Don Hipfner of Lethbridge white Townsend eliminated Don Til-lotson of the host club. BILL GROENEN photos The champs Scott Henderson of Lethbridge won the number one aggregate at the 34th annual Shirtsleve Bonspiel. The and number two events, the T. Eaton Co. and Lethbridge winners are, left to right, skip Henderson, lead Red Herald respectively as well as the James Aird grand Ervine, third Dennis Kjeldgaard and second Steve Gillies. Drub Sugar Kings 10-5 Sunday Rustlers earn two victories Lethbridge Sugar Kings saw only limited action over the weekend. They were idle Saturday night but Cropped a 10 - 5 decision to Red Deer Rustlers Sunday evening at Henderson Ice Centre before some 250 fans. Darrell . Zapamiuk fired home two goals for the Kings while singles went to Don Ren-ner, Kevin Knibbs and Tim O'Dormell. Kings next action is Thursday evening when they travel to Calgary to meet the Canucks, They return Red Deer's visit next Saturday evening and are in Drumheller Sunday night. In Edmonton Warren Cook with three goals and Mark Lo-menda with two paced Calgary Canucks to an 11-4 win over Edmonton Mets Sunday. More sport on page 10 Jets lead division by 12 big points Gilmour in Scotty Bowman's bad book By THE CANADIAN PRESS Scotty Bowman won't let sleeping dogs lie. The angry young Montreal Canadiens coach was still fuming in Toronto Sunday after his National Hockey League East Division leaders nipped the Maple Leafs 2-1. His angry mood was directed at referee Lloyd Gilmour, lenient in his allotment of penalties in the Toronto-Montreal game after he kept strictly to the book in Montreal where the Canadiens were, upset 7-6 in a penalty-marred contest Saturday by Philadelphia Flyers. "We should have won that one but we didn't," said Bowman, "but we got a bad game out of Gilmour. "I thought there were a lot of 1-ev plays (he massed) that hurt v." .'.shed if Gilmour's presence on the Toronto ice, following so closely his appearance in Montreal whore the Flyers and Ca-midiens engaged in a Pier Six-style brawl that stretched the first 20 minutes of action over an hour, had much affect on his players, Bowman replied: "It didn't help us, let's put it that way." Only three penalties were called in the Toronto game-two to Toronto's Jim McKenny. Goals by Jim Roberts and Steve Shutt 26 seconds apart early in the second period nailed down the Montreal victory. The victory maintained Montreal's six-point lead over runner-up NeW York Rangers after the Rangers nipped their cross-town rivals, the Islanders, 3-2. Elsewhere Sunday,. Boston Bruins regained their winning touch, 4-1, over Chicago Black Hawks, while Buffalo Sabres defeated Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1, Philadelphia romped 5-1 over Minnesota North Stars and Los Angeles Kings beat California Golden Seals 4-2. In other Saturday games, the scores were: Minnesota 5, Boston 2; Buffalo 3, Pittsburgh 3; Toronto 6, Islanders 2; Detroit Red Wings 2, Vancouver Canucks 2; St. Louis Bines 4, Chicago 3 and Atlanta Flames 3, Los Angeles 3. The Flyers, who set two club records when Rick MacLeish scored his 36th goal of the year against Minnesota and took 20 minutes in penalties for a season total of 1,239, are at St. Louis Tuesday night while Vancouver entertains Boston and Pittsburgh visits the Islanders. Leaf coach John McLellan was also upset by Gilmour's officiating at Toronto but refused to toe drawn into the criticisms other than to shake his head and admit: "What's the sense of squawking about the officials?" BOUCHARD GETS GATE The game at Montreal drew a raft of penalties at the 15:52 mark when tough Dave Schultz took on both Serge Savard and Pierre Bouchard, an act that drew him double major penalties but had Bouchard tossed from the game for being the third man into the fray. The game also marked Bobby Clarke's first three-goal night in the NHL. including the winner at. 1.6:31 of the third period, and the return of Montreal goalten- der Ken Dryden who was so instrumental in the Canadiens' victory at Toronto. Dryden, seeing his first action since he was sidelined with a back injury at Oakland on Jan. 12, replaced starter Michel Plasse after the young understudy drew his second minor of the game at 15:22 of the middle period. Rangers held a wide edge in the play against the Islanders, but they needed goals by Bobby Rousseau and Ab DeMarco in the last period to bust a 1-1 stalemate. The victory enabled them to hold a four-point advantage on the resurging Bruins who lost their first game under new coach Bep Guidolin Saturday. Winnipeg Jets have been anything but congenial hosts during Houston Aeros' weekend visit to the Western Canada city. The Jets established a 12-point margin atop the World Hockey Association's Western Division race Sunday night, scoring three late goals en route to a 4-2 victory over the Aeros. Winnipeg had swamped Houston 7-0 in the first of tlie back-to-back games at Winnipeg Fri-day night. In other Sunday games, Minnesota Fighting Saints ran their win string to three, beating Chicago Cougars 7-5, aid Los Angeles Sharks ended Philadelphia Blazers' five-game win streak at home handing tham a 4-1 loss. Cleveland Crusaders, overawed by the more than 8,000 fans who turned out to watch them in Cleveland Saturday, were upset 7-3 by Minnesota and Jost ground in their battle with New England for top place in the Eastern Division when the Whalers beat Quebec Les Nordiques. Ottawa Nationals downed Chicago 3-1 in the only other game. The Cleveland loss combined with New England's win left the Crusaders with only a slim two-point lead. They'll get an opportunity to pa.'l it at. home Tuesday night against Alberta Oilers while Ottawa plays host to Los Angeles and Chicago visits Quebec. Stu Younger, Dean Magee, Brian Miller, Jim Setters, Mike Bruce and Greg Smith contributed single goals for Calgary. Craig Styles with two goals and Ron Bignell and Dave Bell with single goals scored for Edmonton. In Drumheller the Falcons took a 3-0 lead at the end of the second period and went on to defeat the Pass Red Devils 6-1 Sunday. Ryan Wecker had two goals for the Falcons, while Dale Booth, Gary Bembridge, John Hilworth and Jim Bertram contributed one each. Lone scorer for the Pass was Gord Ado-meit. Peter Skrabyk scored three goals Saturday to lead the Mets to a 54 victory over Calgary Canucks. Craig Styles scored the other two goals for Mets who led 3-0 af^er the first period and 4-3 after 40 minutes. Brock Kaluznick, Brad Rob-son, Warren Cook and Mark Lomenda replied for Calgary. Calgary oufshot Edmonton 40-28 and took five of eleven minor penalties and a misconduct. In Blairmore Terry Wittchen and Brian Sutter each scored two goals to pace Red Deer Rustlers to a 5-1 victory over The Pass Red Devils Saturday. Brian Stephenson got the other goal for Rustlers who led 3-0 alder the first period and 4-1 gcing into the final 20 minutes. Ivan Christensen counted the only goal for The Pass. The clubs split 14 minor penalties and six majors. The Pass was also tabbed for a game misconduct. Red Deer outshot The Pass 36-33. STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION TONIGHT! 8:30 P.M. ABDULLAH vs CARUSO "STOMPER" vs CODY 4 BIG BOUTS - $2.50 - S2 m0T0R5 Corner 7th St. & 1st Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE SALES APPOINTMENTS GARRY FLEMING DON GRAY HARRY KIMURA Mr. Lome Franz, Sales Manager for Fleming Motors, is pleased to announce the appointments of Garry Fleming, Don Gray and Harry Kimura to the sales staff. 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