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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 23, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID 13 Tragedy Idls ivorld of boxing Title bid cost Stewart Gray his life WINNIPEG (CP) 27-y e a r -o 1 d native pressure from a lieavyweight boxer N.S., fighting out Gray, knocked out by had been death al p.m. champion Al Sparks Monday briefly after the almosl 24 liours after a bid for the title, died light and underwent knocked out in the night in of surgery Tuesday lo by a left thrown a ring spokesman for ii.1 K Hospital said Ihe f of death would nol Stan until after an autopsy was had won 13 fights, and had two draws prior Inside night. CALLED 'TRAGIC" George Chuvalo, champion and friend of Gray's, ALTON WHITE, the pride Nova Scolia, is death "tragic such a excellent bet to become the first Negro in the just can't understand it. rM Hockey League since Willie O'Ree of Frcdericton, New a well-conditioned wick skated for Boston 11 years it meant so much to Watch for the new Long Island (New York) NHL cornel- Monday lo draft White, a 26-year-old forward who stands 5-9, al Gray's bedside Tues-dav was not available bul pounds and plays eillser righl wing. Currently his former i Providence of the American League, While is a belter long-time friend said, t player now than many of pretenders always afraid, God ing in the Ibis could j White's problem, same was with O'liec, is a cannol describe 1 chant for playing hockey on the clean side. Averaging short of a point-a-game this Alton should fit in neatly as he did last year, Ihe New York Ihe only man in Sparks's corner Monday night, said "I'm afraid this is going Roy Boe, owner of the baby franchise, realizes that him very scraps will be available for the Islanders at draft time June. In order to attract and keep customers he will go the route of the New York Mets and ice as entertaining, if not competent, a team as Manitoba boxing and wrestling commission opened a hearing into the incident IN HOSPITAL Ca-nadian light heavyweight boxer Stewart Gray, 27, of Thus, Boe will sign types such as Ihe day and is continuing died Tuesday of in- Quinn, Rick Foley, Reg Fleming, Gerry Odrowski, Glen suffered in H title fight er, Eddie Shack. Jim Walson and Bryan Watson. Not to mention. While, who not only is comnelen! but will have Coston of Ihe commission said Irv Ungerman. champion Al Sparks Monday- (CP Uircplioto) added magnetism of being Black in the who returned to Toronto a few hours before -jf died, is expecled to Derek Sanderson fully expects lo earn a salary of no less than a year starting next season, no matter before the commission. He said if Ungerman does not appear today, a subpoena will lie plays. He is convinced he will be the highest-priced in the World Hockey Association, il he jumps the Bruins and he is right! But he'd settle for considerably less just to stay in police also have launched an investigation. Gray had been declared physically fit by bolh Ihe ton where Derek is Daisy Buchanan's, a Ontario boxing spol-eatery, and has so many women that he earns three pay him. Which is interests other than times more than the before the fight. While Gray was in critical condition in hospital, there hand Unlike teammate Bobby Orr. who nrefers a doubt in the minds existence, Sanderson is apt to the bar of the "96" up serving drinks behind near Boston Garden or connected with him whether Ihe fight should LAUDERDALE, Fla. elling dungarees al a local boutique. A prevailuig Sanderson myth lias il that his wardrobe foolball field-size is lined from end to end with suils, suits and more suits. However, a recent visitor lo Derek's pad slopped before Ihe lalal scvcnlh round. CIIUVALO SAW TROUBLE Chuvalo said the fight The magic names of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino head the strongesL field of the year assembled for pro golf's richest ported: "He had no suits to speak of; mostly jeans. The been Jackie Gleason's S260.0GO was cluttered with boots. About the only Hung filled was Ihe refrigerator wall-to-wall with know il is easier looking al il llirough hindsight, but Slew came out in the sevenlh like Classic. The event is new on the pro this season and offers The major flop o[ the year is New York Ranger drunk." Ungerman said he knew his boxer was in Irouble after to the winner. It's the biggest money event of the year Ed Giacomin, a First All-Star inconsistent and season, who has become so much so that he has round when Sparks' stinging righl lo Ihc head the richest since the Dow-Jones Classic, a affair that was held only in 1970 replaced as top man by sub-goalie Gilles Villemure. Giacomin has made it clear that he disapproves of Ihe two-goalie system if he can'L play most of the games. knees. He seemed Ungerman said when the bell wen! for Ihc sevenlh he this one would be about, like winning three ordinary Trevino less Eddie says a source close to the Rangers, and then he just posed, of the huge purse. more he loses his he was in big money lured almost "Wnen I used lo start every said only punch thrown in of the game's great names "people would say 1 was overworked. But now 1 don't round was Ihc left only Billy Casper, George anyone saying I'm underworked. Gilles is Ihc kind of that ended it, and Al Geibergcr among who can play every other do well. He's a 24 missing. goaltender. Bui you know down. I get up. I brother of the rest of the top 60 a lot. It's important for me work But 1 just, champion Clyde Gray, is survived by his winners from last year are on hand including South Af- ocen getting il. Never has Giacomin laken so obvious a slap at Ins and Iwo young Gary Player. Other international stars in- g.m., Emile Francis. There is no hiding it, Eddie doesn't dealh caused Chuvalo England's Tony Jacklin, Hie way Francis' handling his scheduled U.S. and British open "I wonder if he alwut who plays boul againsl former Australians Bruce the way you look in Giacomin. champion and Bruce Cram pton I'm really busting a gut don't Irear a word Ali in Vancouver. Charles of New Zealand him. So I figure Gilles is starling. I'd like to know a however, that Canadian George Knudson in advance but sometimes Francis doesn't tell us until t p.m. who's going to new dale can be arranged. "But I'm in no shape to fighl righl now for a litlle while. Toronlo. But Palmer, Nicklaus and Trevino all of whom skipped lei alone train tour last week are the big Colts "It's a loupb business" Chuvalo said, bul Gray's death "doesn't alter my Ihinking All llrree topped the figure in money winnings last season with Nicklaus selling a record of S2-W.OOO. I've seen fighters won the National in Ihc ring before. Pro-am earlier this season. The Lelhhricigc Colls c a p-tnrccl first place in Ihe Miclgcl division of the Litlle Spud Hockey league while Lelhhridge A.C.T. had lo settle for the opposite end of Ihe ladder The Colls finished league play wilh poinls on six wins, Iliree losses and one lie during Ihc season and just squeezed pasl Taher who had managed V2 points on viclories and four losses. A.C.T. concluded play in wilh two wins, seven losses and a lie for five points. Although the Colts placed firsl they failed lo have a player in Ihe top seven scoring leaders. A.C.T. came up wilh two players in lhal department as Ron Moscr picked up nine goals and eight assisls for 17 [Minis, good enough for fourth spol while Grog Keveder followed in sixth wilh 10 goals and six helpers for 16 Sparkc VANCOUVER (CP1-Bernie Sparkes of North Vancouver counted one wilh last rock on the 12lh and final end lo edge Kevin Smale of Prince George Tuesday night and win Ihe British Columbia curling championship. The 30-year-old Sparkes and his young rink of Brock Giles, 2.1, and brothers Brent, and lead Brad, 20, will B.C. champ B.C. in i he Canadian cham- pionships March al Si. John's. Nfui. Tlie first game in the host of Lhree B.C. final was bv Sparkes fl-5 earlier Monday. H was a game in which Sin ale, Ihe defending B.C. champion, missed three1 kry sliols thai gave Spnrkcs Iho opcn'ng for four of his Record Klfiudfi al 5-1 Otterson shares senior lead I'UINCE ALBICRT (CP) Low Buddcn of Newfoundland, who has an unenviable, unblem- ished record of five straight losses al. the Canadian seniors curling championship, his slralegy Tuesday and prov- ided spectators wilh Ihe mosl inlcrcsling malch of Ihe day. AlhiTla and Quebec are I'od for Ihe lead wilh win-Iosl records of 5-1 followed by Brit- ish Cnlumhia, New Brunswick and N'ova Seolia al Buddcn lost again Tuesday. going down 10-7 lo Don hniiUI of Halifax, Iml he, managed In He. il in Ihe lOlh and form! an c.Mra end. None of ISuddcn's foursome have competed in a na- lioual or inlorprovincial They began curling almul nine years ago by leaching I hem- solves the game from an in- slruelion booklet put' out by n liauk. So far in the tournament Ihey had been soundly beaten wilh scores of and III- 1, but Budden said Tuesday he ('banned his slralegy after gel- ling a bye in Ihe morning game and watching others play. I Previously, if lie n rock in Ihe house, he tried lo guard il hut in the afternoon game he decided lo Iry lo draw lo Ihe olher side of the ice. Buddcn, from But'hails, Mid., scored on the first, and third ends with his new style and was ahoad after three cods. Raiilcl. a L'M'enr curling veteran from Halifax, counted two on each of Ihe fourth and seventh and was ahead 7-G afler nine. Newfoundland lied it in the lOlh and Budden managed lo draw lo Ihe eighl-foul in Ihe I llh for shot, rock, bill Bauld was dead on to hit and stay tor Allhmigh 1lT iiilrreslmg ac- tion was Ihe bailie between (he low men. the gianls of Ihe tour- nament continued to win. Slim Ollerson of Alberta and Ken Wcldon of Quebec tied wilh 5-1 records allhough Alberla has yet to meel some of Ihe stronger western rinks while is scheduled lo face teams with poorer records in Ihe round-robin evenl. In Ihe sMh round draw. 01 lerson oi Calvary defcaled Ken Myers of Sonlli Porcupine, rep- resenting Norlhcrn Ontario, a-li. Bulls thump By THE ASSOCIATED PI1ESS j Dick Motta, coach of the Na-; tional Basketball Associalion's Chicago Bulls, takes great plea- sure in the kind of sheUacking his team handed Philadelphia Tuesday night when they wrecked the '7Gers 119-88. He figures everytimc the Bulls beat the 'leers, it. makes them a liltle more even for some cf the things Philadelphia used to do to his cluuh. "I remember when they used to beat us by 35 and 40 he said. Elsewhere, Boston Celtics downed Phoenix Suns 114-103, New York Knicks took Portland Trailblazers 122-105, Buffalo Braves edged Baltimore Bullets 99-98, Detroit Pistons squeezed Los Angeles Lakers 135-134 overtime and Golden State Warriors topped Seattle Super- Sonics 120-104 Tlie Bulls raced to a 20 7 lead and coasted past Philadelphia with Bob Love tossing in 34 points to lead the attack. Bob Kauffman scored the last ,wo of his 26 points by stealing an in-bounds pass and driving in "or Buffalo's winning basket against Baltimore. In the American Basketball Association, Pittsburgh defeated Dall-.s 112-105 and Denver whipped Virginia 121-105. SEE VER LATER, KID, I'M OFF AGAIN I REALLY MUST FINE) A CHRISTMAS PRESENT SEPTEMBER? 'OCTOBER? ALLTHIS PANIC -I DON'T KNOW WHY -YER CAN'T DC THAT KIND IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER OW AM I T1 KNOW I'M CHRISTMAS TIME3 Oil kings second By THE CANADIAN PRESS Tuesday night's three games shook up Ihe leaders in both Ihe eastern and western divisions of the Western Canada Hockey League. Saskatoon Blades defeated Regina 3-1 to take over the east- ern division lead from the Pats, with 65 points lo Eegina's 64. Edmonton Oil Kings defeated basement bound Vancouver Nals H-.i ki move into sole pos- r session ol second place in the western division, gaining two I poinls on the idle New Wesl-1 minster Bruins. j And the Oil Kings got an as-: sist from Swift Current, the' eastern cellar-dwellers, when the Broncos eked onl a 4-3 win over Calgary Centennials, the western leaders. Calgaiy still leads the west with 81 poinls, nine more than Edmonton. The Broncos' upset victory: was sparked by a two-goal per- formance from Del Biech uho was playing his final game of a j three-game tryoul. The goals raised his total output to four. Calgary led 3-2 at the end ofi the- first period on goals by Derek Black, Jerry Holland and Bob Nystrom. Terry McDougall evened the score for the Broncos at of Ihe second and Gord Engole scored the nnner less than a minute later. In Saskatoon. Dennis Abgi all i scored in the first period for the Blades and Mike Wanchuk tied it for Regina with an unassisted goal in the second. Rookie centre Bob Bourne scovnd early in the third period for Saskatoon and Lawrence Sa- charuk added the clincher with his 41st season goal in the final minute when Regina had pulled its goalie. I In Edmonton's lop-sided vic- tory over Vancouver, the Oil Kings out-shot the Nats 28-17 and look 12 of 18 one lime having four men in the penalty box uhiie Ihe Nats were al fuJl strength on the ice. Dc.rcy scored three goals for Edmonton and Terry Mc- Donald. Henry Van Drunen, Don Kozak, Terry Smith, Fred Comrie and Brian Ogilvie added one each. 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