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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Thurtdiy, 20, 1975-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD-9 Alberta team stunned Tragedy hangs over boxing cards By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer An air of depression clouded the Canada Winter Games box- ing at Claresholm Wednesday after the death of Hugh and Shirley Calf Robe, parents of Alberta boxing team member Hugh Calf Robe Jr., in a traffic accident after Tuesday's boxing Alberta team members, particularly Alvin Mills of Card- ston, a close friend of the younger Calf Robe, seemed to go through motions during the bouts on the afternoon card and all three Alberta boxers who fought on that card lost, including Members of the Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba boxing teams were aboard a bus immediately behind the Calf Robe vehicle when the accident occurred and many members of the teams witnessed the accident, including Hugh Jr. One of the first on the scene was Manitoba heavyweight Bill Turner. "We left the bus to do what we could for those in the wreckage Turner said. "Unfortunately one of the first to come upon the wreck was the Calf Robe boy. We restrained him and tried to console him the best we could, but you can just im- agine what he was going through emotionally at seeing the ac- "I sympathize with the Mills boy who is boxing today He is Hugh Jr.'s best friend and he is quite shook up by the whole occurrence. I know I'm quite shaken and the rest of the boys on the bus are as well." Also killed in the accident were friends of the Calf Robe family, Charles and Irene Weasel Head. Boxers sedated A number of the Alberta boxing team were placed under sedation, after the incident and Hugh Jr. was taken to the hospital suffering from severe shock. At one point the Alberta boxing team considered withdraw- ing from the competition but the boys decided to continue in the tournament. Alvin Mills, who reportedly broke into tears as the bus pass- ed the accident scene Thursday on the return trip to Claresholm, was the first boxer to appear on yesterday's card. While he fought a good fight, one sensed the young boxer's heart was not in it and he dropped a unanimous decision to Mark Adams of New Brunswick in his 105-pound class. "Adams kept driving into Alvin stated, "and I couldn't keep him off. I should have used my left jab a lot more. Adams is strong and he's in top shape." Randy Jackson, the hard punching 147 pounder from Ed- monton, showed why he is the favorite to capture the gold medal in his division. Jackson stalked his prey, Rick Myers of Prince Edward Island, for the first minute and a half of their bout before he caught up with him. And when he did it was all over for the P.E.I, boxer. A flurry of lefts and rights forced referee Bert Lowes to give Myers a standing eight count but the short rest proved no help to the game Easterner as Jackson swarmed in again with lefts and rights landing from every direction, forcing Lowes to step between the two combatants and end the one-sided affair. Frank Pruden was the only other Alberta boxer to come up with a win win Thursday as he took a 4-1 split decision over Cole Raferty of Ontario in a 119-pound division bout. Pruden impressed the judges with a fine third round exhibi- tion of pin-point punching after two rather sluggish first rounds. Benny Fry, a 125 pounder from Saskatchewan, took a 4-1 split decision over Gary Larson of St. Albert, Alberta, in a bout that featured some good exchanges, highlighted by Larson's counterpunching. It was Fry who got there first with the most, however, and the verdict went his way. Manitoba, B.C., Alberta undefeated in volleyball By LLOYD YAMAGISH1 Herald Sports Writer The order could be different, but the teams will remain the same. The top four finishers of the 1971 Canada Winter Games men's volleyball competition will once again battle it out for top honors this year. Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, who finished in thai order four years ago, reached the semi-final playoffs by scor- ing two victories each Wednesday. Manitoba captured a first place standing and a berth into the playoffs by defeating Nova Scotia and 15-11) and New- foundland (15-6 and 15-5) in Division A action held at the University of Lethbridge. Quebec, who .completed its five game round robin schedule with a 4-1 record, defeated Newfoundland (15-5 and 15-0) and Saskatchewan (154 and 15-6) to land the final Division A playoff spot. British Columbia, who along with Manitoba is undefeated so far, won the B Division com- petition at Blairmore by dropping Alberta (15-10 and 15-5) and Northwest Territories (15-2 and 15-0) at Blairmore. Ontario placed second in this division after scoring victories over Northwest Territories (15-1 and 154) and Prince Edward bland (15- 4, 9-15 and Its good enough for the final playoff berth. Alberta, who was in, contention prior to Wednesday's matches, placed fourth in Divi- sion B and the best the host province can finish in the final team standings is seventh or eighth. In other games staged, New Brunswick defeated P.E.I. (16-14 and 15-12) and Alberta (154 and Nova Scotia whipped Yukon (15-3 and and Saskatchewan edged Yukon 15-10 twice. Action will resume with the men's semi final playoffs tonight at the University of Lethbridge. Quebec and B.C. will open the playoffs at p.m. and will be followed by a match between Manitoba and Ontario. Meanwhile, Alberta, Manitoba and B.C. remained unbeaten after three starts in women's competition staged at Lethbridge Civic Centre Wednesday. Alberta and Manitoba snare the lead in the A Division while B.C. heads the pack in B Division play. Alberta kept its winning record intact by defeating Nova Scotia (1M and 15-1) while Manitoba stayed on par whipping Yukon (15-2 and B.C., who has had much its own way in B Division action, defeated P.E.I. (15-2 and 15- In three other women's games, Quebec whipped Northwest Territories (15-3 and 15- Saskatchewan defeated New Brunswick (15-5 and and Ontario scored a pair of 15-3 victories over Newfoundland. W L 5 Quebec........................................J Nova Scotia....................................3 Saskatchewan..................................2 Newfoundland..................................' Yukon........................................." Division B W British Columbia...............................5 Ontario........................................4 New Brunswick ................................3 Alberta........................................2 Prince Edward Island...........................' Northwest Territories...........................0 WOMEN'S Division A W Alberta........................................3 Manitoba ......................................3 Nova Scotia....................................2 Ontario........................................' Newfoundland.................................." Division B W British Columbia...............................3 Saskatchewan New Brunswick Prince Edward Island...........................1 Northwest -The Herald- 1975 games _ Sons in semi-finals By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer TABER Lethbridge and Southern Alberta being host to Canada Winter Games? It can't happen, they said but it did. A Lethbridge team winning the Canada Winter Games hockey title? It can't happen or can it? Alberta's Lethbridge Native Sons aren't wearing gold medals yet not by a long shot but they did clinch a berth in the semi-finals with a 6-2 triumph over New Brunswick ALBERTA'S GREG KVEDER (8) SCORES ON GILLES GOUPIL 2 Lethbridge-coached athletes lose Albertan disqualified first judo medals tO Alberta's hope in the light heavyweight class, Gordon Decoteau, was disqualified in the second round of his fight with Kerry Fahlman of Saskatchewan. "I gave Decoteau two warnings for hitting with the heel of his referee Al Tummons stated after the bout, adding, "I also warned him for deliberately spitting out his mouthpiece. Three warnings in one fight, and the fight is over." Richard Daigneault of Quebec scored a knockout over 147- pound Ed Sdulnier of, New Brunswick when he tagged him with a wicked left hook after setting him up with a right hand lead. The New Brunswick boxer just missed making it to his feet by the count of 10 and the Quebecer was credited with a first round KO. James Cameron of Ontario came out the winner in his 165 pound match with P.E.I.'s Bob Keenan. Keenan was dis- qualified for constantly holding. In the two heavyweight fights Corky Kaulius of British Columbia and Omar Martin of P.E.I, came out on top. Kaulius defeated George Powell of Quebec while Martin won his fight when the referee stopped the contest in the second round to pre- vent Brian Knight of Ontario from absorbing too much punishment. Bill Bennallie of B.C. won his light heavyweight match when the referee stopped his contest with Charlie Karol of Manitoba after the B.C. boxer connected with a series of solid shots to the head in the second round. Left hand extended Fred Corrigan of New Brunswick, using his left hand exten- sively throughout the fight, beat Gary MacDonald of P.E.I, in a light-heavy bout. Allan Clarke, a 147-pound Nova Scotian, survived a first round knockdown to come back and win a unanimous verdict over David Jamrozik of Ontario. Alfred Grimard of Saskatchewan took a unanimous decision over Michael McNeil of Nova Scotia, in a 119-pound bout. Colin Gallant of P.E.I, was disqualified because his hair was too long. It was constantly getting in his eyes and obstructing his vision and 132-pound Georges Thendult of New Brunswick was declared the winner. Sandy Lararde of Nova Scotia took a narrow 3-2 verdict over Murky Taylor of P.E.I. In a 156-pound tassel while Ed Joyce of Newfoundland was awarded a 4-1 decision over 147- pound Gallivan MacDonald of Nova Scotia. Another Newfoundland boxer, Lawrence O'Brien, gained a split decision win over Derrick Cooke of P.E.I, in the 105-pound category. Kerry Gallagher of B.C. srvived a second round knockdown to come back and defeat Daniel Aiimois of Quebec in a close fighl. A minute's silence was held before the start of each card Thursday in memory of those killed in the accident and out of respect for Hugh Jr. Boxing resumes Friday at the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion at one and seven p.m. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Judo, often referred to as a gentle sport, carries with it a subtle crudeness. A judo match is not a battle to the finish, there are no submis- sion holds, but it does boil down to survival of the fittest. And again, as has been the rule so far in the 1975 Canada Winter Games, the province of Quebec is showing it is the fittest. Only two gold medals were awarded Wednesday evening at Winston Churchill High School, and today they are proudly encircling the necks of Bernard Cyr and Daniel Hebert. Both won their gold medals with unbeaten records Wednesday. For Cyr, the day included five fights, "all very he said after receiv- ing his medal. For Hebert it was a day of four fights. Alberta, represented by Scott Tanner of Lethbridge and George Graham of Rainier, were blanked although Tanner did win two of his four fights. It was a disappointing even- ing for young Tanner who was one fight away from the quarter-finals. In that fight, against Andy Nadonly of On- tario, both turned in an ex- cellent match with Tanner losing on a referee's decision. "We will have to do better said Yosh Senda Wednesday night. Senda, chairman of the judo com- mittee, is more than just an interested onlooker. He has coached both Tanner and Graham in preparation for the Games. Senda may have had all six members of the Alberta team chosen from his Lethbridge YMCA Club had it not been for the international experience of Joe Meli and Tom Greenway, making them ineligible. Senda's hopes squarely on the shoulders of Guy Pomahac in today's 187-pound class. Meanwhile, Tanner got off to a very fast start Wednesday as he defeated Larry MacLaggan of New Brunswick and William San- ford of Nova Scotia. Both of his victories came via the ippon route. An ippon, says Senda, is a clear throw of one's opponent. A decision is based on. a number of minor throws and tosses. Gary Sova of British Colum- bia stopped Tanner with an ippon and then Tanner lost a tough decision to Nadolny. Graham was the victim of a close decision in his first fight of the day against Ed Dong of B.C. Dong, as did Sova after his fight with Tanner, con- tinued on to win the silver, medal for B.C. The bronze medals went to Nadonly in the 165 pound division while David Carter earned a bronze for Nova Scotia. Graham's second loss, which eliminated him, came at the hands of Tim Marshall of Saskatchewan. Cyr, after downing Nadonly in his first fight on an ippon, chalked up decisions against Daniel Le Gall of New- foundland and then consecutive fights won out over Nadonly again, Sova and Sova once more in the final for the gold. Hebert quickly threw Dong to win his silver after back to back fights with James Tracy of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia's David Carter. The Alberta judo team could certainly use the talents of Joe Meli and Tom Greenway of Lethbridge. Both are international gold medalists and, withPomahac, the three Junior Olympic gold, medal holders. A packed house witnessed the judo. By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sporti Writer Tammy-Lynne Josephson of Manitoba, the youngest com- petitor in the entire Canada Winter Games at nine years of age, teamed with Steven Villard Wednesday night to win the silver medal in the Dance B classification of the figure skating. In the Dance B class, which includes compulsory dance moves that must be included in the routine, the gold medal went to Martins Vieouret and Kerry Strong of British Columbia. The Quebec pair of Monique LeBlanc and Normand Godin won the bronze. Alberta, represented by Marcie Brolund and Timothy Tone, placed fifth in the com- petition. The Men's B Singles, a free skating competition, was won by Brian Orscr of Ontario and he earned the gold medal for his Stirling performance. The silver went to Neil Giroday of British Columbia while the bronze was taken by Chyslain Briand from Quebec. Alberta's David Cassel finished in seventh spot in the competition that included 25 entries. Figure skating is taking place at the Sportsplex in Lethbridge and will continue this evening at sewn. Skating medals awarded n6s The Native Sons skated to a 6-0 lead early in the third period and held on for an easy 6-2 win over the Maritime province, to the delight of some fans at the Taber Spurlsplex. It was the fourth victory in as many games for the Sons, and ensured them of at least second place in their six-team round- robin division. "It was a big win for said coach Howie Yanosik after the game. "The kids wanted it, and they played extremely well." Quebec upset 8-5 The Native Sons now remain the lone undefeated team in Division B, as Quebec suffered an upset 8-5 loss to the surpris- ing Newfoundland team Wednesday after winning its first three contests. Glen Scheibner, Ron Simmons, Dwayne Howell, Albert Dumont, Greg Kveder and Randy Lowe scored for Lethbridge last night, while Jacques Noel and John Foran replied for New Brunswick. The Native Sons came out flying in the first period, and their aggressive forechecking forced a number of New Brunswick miscues, setting up several excellent chances from point-blank range in the first few minutes. However, the Sons couldn't finish them off, and the large crowd had to wait until the mark before Scheibner stole a loose puck and went in alone to open the scoring. Then, at the mark, Scheibner set up Simmons perfect- ly on the New Brunswick doorstep to give the Sons a 2-0 lead go- ing into the dressing room. A pair of .unassisted goals, first by Howell, and then by Dumont, accounted for all the scoring in the middle period. Just 24 seconds into the third period, Greg Kveder got an easy goal after Joe Meli did all the work in the corner and set him up perfectly. Randy Lowe wound up the Lethbridge scoring at the mark when he blocked a shot and broke away from his own blueline while killing a penalty. Throughout the first two periods, the Native Son defence formed a wall at the blueline, and with the forwards coming back to help, New Brunswick was left with only one option shoot the puck in and chase it. With a W lead however, the Sons let up a bit, and New Brunswick's Foran ended Garry Warner's shutout bid when he picked the far corner from the left wing midway through the final frame. It took a deflection in front of the net to beat Warner a se- cond time late in the game. "We played the man very said Yanosik. "And they just couldn't handle our he added in summing up the game. Cleanly-played contest Over the 60 minutes, the Native Sons outshot New Brunswick 34-20 and took three of five minor penalties handed out in a cleanly-played contest." Lethbridge's Gino Guzzi took on Jim Guitard of New Brunswick in the lone flare-up, and both received majors and game misconducts for their efforts. At the Sportsplex in Lethbridge, Newfoundland scored three unanswered goals in the third period for their 8-5 victory over Quebec. Cyril Critch paced the Newfoundland attack with four goals and an assist, while Pierre St. Andre had a pair of goals for Quebec. While Alberta has clinched a playoff berth in the B Division, the second spot depends on action today in three games. Quebec was scheduled to meet the Native Sons in Standoff at 5 p.m. A win would give La Belle Province first place in the divi- sion while a loss, coupled with wins by Manitoba and New- foundland over New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island respectively would produce a three-way tie for second spot. A Quebec win would leave them tied with Alberta with a 4-1 record, but the easterners would get top spot by virtue of their triumph over the Sons. Should a two-way tie for second develop, the playoff berth will go to the winner of the game between the two teams, but if Quebec, Manitoba and Newfoundland all wind up tied with 3-2 records, the final playoff berth would be decided by goals- against in games between the three clubs. In the other B Division game, Manitoba kept its hopes alive by evening its record at 2-2 with a 74 come-from-behind victory over Prince Edward Island. Action in the A Division Wednesday saw Nova Scotia roll to a 6-2 win over British Columbia and Ontario blitz Northwest Territories 12-0. Both teams remain undefeated with 44 records, and meet tonight to decide top spot at Standoff at 9 p.m. Saskatchewan dumped Yukon 104 in the final game of the day. DivMMA Nova Scotia Ontario Saskatchewan British Columbia Northwest Territories Yukon DtoMMB Alberta' _ Manitoba New Brunswick Prince Edward Island ;