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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, February 24, TRAVELLING TO EUROPE BY CHARTER? Lei us arrange your ground tours Rhine Cruises, U Drives, Etc. We are agents for all major European Tour Companies ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall ________ Phone 328-3201 Pat Sullivan It was a grand show It can now be said that there indeed is "gold in them thar hills." The curtain rang down Saturday night at the Lethbridge Sportsplex bringing to a close, the greatest Canada Winter Games ever. I don't care if there are dissenters, these were the greatest Games ever simply because we were a part of them. When, if ever, the affect of the Games wears off we can all look back and very proudly tell ourselves we did a tremendous job. There was early concern regarding the regional concept of the 1975 Canada Winter Games. There were even those who went so far as to say "it can't be done." It has been done and we did it. From my own standpoint I can only say I was truly pleased to be part of the Games. It was an experience that will remain with me for many years. There have been a number of times, I can honestly say, when I have been truly proud to say I'm an Albertan and in par- ticular a Lethbridgeite. Standing in the Sportsplex Saturday afternoon watching the Lethbridge Y's Men's Native Sons defeat .Nova Scotia 6 3 to win the gold medal for hockey made me feel a part of the Games even more than the two weeks of attending different sports and functions did. To the Native Sons, it was as if they had won a gold medal fpr Canada in the Olympics. I guess in a way it was the Olym- pics to them. Native Son coach Howie Yanosik took good natured ribbing prior to the Games but he never gave up hope in his young club. "I think we have a good chance to win a I remember him remarking one afternoon. "But regardless, we made it this far and that in itself is an achievement, to be proud of." Native Sons now face the remainder of a season that will be anti-climactic for them. It is highly unlikely that they will ever reach a more gratifying peak than the one they accomplished Saturday before more than partisan fans. Their triumph made the closing of the Games take on an almost "made in Hollywood" form of drama. What a beautiful way to end things. Lethbridge added another gold to the Alberta collection when Billy and Cori Jo Petrunik won the Pairs B competition. They set the stage for the Native Sons as the local contributions helped Alberta close the Games in classy fashion. While there was merriment in most corners there was dis- appointment in others. Guy Pomahac, who without asking for it received pressure in judo, will look back at the Games thinking how things could have been better. Pomahac was touted as possibly the key to Alberta's chances at a medal in judo. He was defeated on the verge of a chance at a medal when he was unfortunately hit and dazed in his last fight. No one is making excuses for his loss. But one has to feel sorry for the young man carrying much of the weight on the Alberta team and carrying it in front of home audience. Controversy crept into the Games. The weightlifters, who pulled the same stunts in Saskatoon in 1971, jeopardized an otherwise flawless production when they threatened not to lift. Things, thanks to the hard work of a handful of Games of- ficials, returned to normal before trouble started and the event went off as scheduled. Other than that, and some undo criticism from visiting media, everyone concerned with the Games can take a bow and even a curtain call. Bill Meiklejohn, the overseer of the media results centre, spend two weeks shaking his head. He was almost glad when the lifters threatened a strike. "Things have been going just to he said appear- ing relieved that there was a human element to the Games. We will never host the Winter Games again in our lifetimes it's safe to say. But we have contribution. Ours, like the Native Sons', will be a hard act to follow. As I said before, the experience was invaluable. For two weeks we were able to meet and talk with athletes from all across Canada. The athletes, at least the many I met and came in contact with, could not get over the hospitality afforded them by the people of the south. We opened our doors to young people we will never, in all likelyhood, meet again. But that didn't matter, we had a reputa- tion to uphold and we did so in flying colors. Personally, I learned a very important lesson in prejudging people. I must admit I was leerie regarding the Quebec contingent. I do not speak or understand French. And from what I have read over the years of their wanting to be independent of the rest of us if they can't cram French down our throats I was all ready to let well enough alone. It lasted one day. I1 must admit now that if there was a medal to be given to the province showing the most apprecia- tion Quebec athletes would win it hands down. I'm not saying that all the people didn't find our hospitality a very special kind. It's just that the Quebec athletes, the ones I met, told me, even if it meant using an interpreter, they were treated like they have never been treated before. The entire Quebec judo team would like nothing better than to return here. We made an entire country our friends the past two weeks. We all, each and everyone of us, can be very proud of that. -The Herald- Sports GOLD MEDAL WINNERS NICOLE AND PIERRE NADEAU Nadeau family successful, win gold and bronze medals By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer The Nadeau family of Quebec picked up two of the three medals awarded in the Dance A class during the final performance of the figure skating competition at the Canada Winter Games Satur- day afternoon. Pierre Nadeau and his sister Nicole captured the gold medal while their brother Red Devils win second contest BLAIRMORE (Special) Tom McMasters scored two goals, including the winner, to lead the Pass Red Devils to a 5-4 Alberta Junior Hockey League victory over Red Deer Rustlers Sunday night. Hal Papke, Boyd McMasters and Norm Neeld also scored for the Red Devils, who overcame a 2-1 first- period deficit for the victory. Ron Weiland, Barry Lassiter, Kevin Joll and Erie Switzer replied for the Rustlers. Both teams were credited with 52 shots on goal. Red Deer took two of three minor penalties and a game mis- conduct. Meanwhile Ray Myers' first-period goal for the Red Devils was the lone marker for the Blairmore team as they went down to a 10-1 defeat at the hands of the Spruce Grove Mets Saturday night. Kelly Bunn, with his first of two, tied it up to end the first period and the Mets led 4-1 after the second. Paul Messier also had two and Murray Dea, Wayne Turner, Tony Lecuyer, Brent Sims, Keith Hertz and Ron Lecuyer added singles for the winners. Spruce Grove took 11 of 17 minor penalties and the teams split two majors. The Red Devils outshot the Mets 60-58. In Taber Ron Rose scored his second goal of the game into an empty net with nine seconds remaining Saturday night as the Drumheller Falcons earned a 5-2 victory over Taber Golden Suns. The teams were tied 2-2 after 20 minutes and Drumheller held a 3-2 edge going into the final frame. Grant Pushie, Garth Morgan and Jim Nill added the other Falcons goals with Bob Miller and Tom Schrieber scoring for Taber in the opening period. Taber outshot Drumheller 38-29 in the cleanly played game which saw the teams split 10 minor penalties. Spruce Grove scored three consecutive power-play goals to break open a tight game and went on to down Calgary Canucks 7-3 in an league game Sunday night. Paul Messier paced the Mets with three goals, with Kelly Bunn, Brant Sim, Ron Lecuyer and Wayne Turner rounding out the attack. Mike Mclvor, Peter McMahon and Mendel Vysohlid replied for the Canucks. Calgary had a 28-26 advantage in shots on goal and trailed 2-1 and 5-1 by periods. Spruce Grove was called on 10 of 19 minor penalties, while each side had two majors and three game misconducts. and sister, Andre and Danielle, picked up the bronze medal. There are five skaters in the Nadeau family, four of which competed in the Games while another sister has competed in the Canadian finals. An Ontario couple, Brenda Keay and Robert Haeghington, placed second in the competition and received the silver medal. The Dance A competition was run off in two sections. The compulsory dance was completed Thursday night while the second section, the freestyle dance, was com- pleted Saturday. Alberta's entry, Kathy Singbeil and Robert Scott from Calgary, placed fourth in the overall class after being listed in third spot after the compulsory section. The Alberta figure skating team, consisting of 12 regulars and two alternates including Lethbridge "s gold medal winners Billy and Cori Jo Petrunik, finished third in the final team standings. Ontario topped the stan- dings with 75 points, British Columbia had 68 points and Alberta 67. Team Points British Columbia...............68 Saskatchewan.................38 Manitoba .....................37 Newfoundland.................29 New Brunswick ...............29 N. Nova Scotia...................16 Prince Edward Island...........9 Yukon.........................7 Junior hockey leagues conclude two-day meet "Minor Hockey may be ordered this week from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Adams Ice Centre. SOUTHERN PHOTO SERVICES No. 1 Building to Dilly PhOM 327-5152, 32I-M09 liter iHMlli. _______________Saturday lo 1 p.m. STAMPEDE WHISTLING Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion TONIGHT P.M. SmntlfMl 6 Mm Trdto TH TIM MMd liwin Mrt urn mt KnfM n forth mt Qtta MM! MM by Qtmril Big John) w FruM UM n 'nHtwk fltwtMrt hny MONTREAL (CP) Representatives from Canada's' three major junior hockey leagues and the Cana- dian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) conclud- ed a two-day meeting Sunday and while some decisions were reached, no one was willing to describe them. "There was a discussion on how major junior hockey should be operated and on the operation of the Memorial. said Gordon Juckes, ex- ecutive director of the CAHA. Juckes said there was also a discussion of a proposal by the Western Canada Hockey League on the use of five 21- year-old players by teams next season. The Ontario Hockey Association Major Junior A series proposed three while the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League had ex- pressed disinterest in over- age players in the past. "It was a good meeting and a number of decisions were reached. These have to be ratified by the various branches. I'd rather not say what they were until the members Of the leagues hear from their representatives." On the use of the 21-year- olds, Juckes said: "Obviously if it is going back to the branches, it has some support. Calgary rink wins school championship CALGARY (CP) Alberta High School Curling champion Paul Gowsell of Calgary defeated Danny Clough of Valleyview 6 2 in the final round of the six team cham- pionship Sunday. Gowsell had earlier clinch- ed the title in the fourth round with a 10 4 victory over Robb Williams of Edmonton. Gowsell completed the round robin championship with five straight wins. Mark Johnson of Edmonton was awarded runner up honors although he shared a 3 2 record with Williams. Johnson beat Williams in round two. In other final round scores, Johnson downed Robin Herrman of Medicine Hat 7 3, .and Williams defeated Jack Garnett of Fort St. John, B.C., 12-3. Herrman and Clough were 2 3 and Garnett 0-5. Gowsell, with third Neil Houston, second Glen Jackson and lead Kelly Stearne, will represent Alberta in the Cana- dian championship sUrtir March 9 in Edmon- LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. 7lh Strwl Shopping IM LKIkTrip. AlbNll PktM (403) 328-7411 S.C.M. TYPEWRITERS Grigg almost blew it but hung on for the win MONCTON, N.B. (CP) Sharon Grigg, whose Medicine Hat rink is rated highly at the Canadian women's curling cham- pionship along with Sas- katchewan, almost snatched defeat from the jaws of vic- tory in her opening-round game Sunday night. The Alberta foursome did manage to struggle to a 7-6 win over British Columbia, represented by Marion Radcliffe, but not before the Kelowna four came within a whisker of tying the match on the final end. "It was going quite well as far as my team was said Sharon, a native of Moose Jaw, Sask. "But it was just myself really. We had numerous chances to count twos and threes. I'd either just get a piece or was heavy on the draw." Despite the struggle, Sharon heads into the next two rounds today sharing first place with Saskatchewan, Manitoba, On- tario and Newfoundland, all with first-round victories. Jean Mogh of Souris, Man., trimmed Lee Tobin's Quebec rink from Montreal, 10-6; Marj Mitchell of Regina and' her defending-champion Saskatchewan entry won in another struggle, 9-8 over Nova Scotia's Phyllis MacDonald from Halifax; Bea Cole, of London led On- tario to a 10-5 win over host New Brunswick, skipped by Ivy Lord of Saint John, and Gail Hiscock's Newfoundland entry from St. John's handled Diane Blanchard of Charlottetown, P.E.I., 10-5. Elsewhere in the second round, Prince Edward Island faces New Brunswick, British Columbia goes against Mani- toba and Ontario plays Nova Scotia. At 8 p.m., it's Saskatchewan vs. B.C., New Brunswick vs. Alberta, Quebec vs. New-' foundland, P.E.I, vs. Nova Scotia and Manitoba vs. On- tario. Mrs. MacDonald almost created a major upset in her game with Saskatchewan, counting in seven of the 10 ends, but the Regina social worker counted big, with three in the first, four in the fourth and two in the seventh. Nonetheless, the Nova Scotia rink kept plugging away and stole points on the final two ends to almost upset the Prairie province that has won the title six straight years. Only one game failed to go the full 10 ends in Sunday's first round. Bears, Dinos eliminate each other By THE CANADIAN PRESS The University of Calgary Dinosaurs and the University of Alberta Golden Bears effectively eliminated each other's bids for playoff berths in the Canada West University Athletic Association men's basketball final when Calgary won a 55 53 decision Saturday night. The Bears won 65-61 Fri- day night and with the teams splitting the decisions, the University of British Colum- bia fell heir to the right to meet Victoria by virtue of a better win loss record among the runner ups. At Saskatoon, the Tunder- birds downed University of Saskatchewan Huskies 96 73 Saturday to deadlock the three runner ups with 13 7 records. League scoring leader Steve Pettifer scored 36 points, 23 of them in the second half, for the T Birds while Paul Jacoby had 31 for the Huskies, who trailed 48 33 at the half. In Calgary, Ian McKay led the Dinosaurs with 18 points while Ted Hellard added 12 more in a game which saw the lead never build to more than eight points. Alberta's top scorer was Doug Baker with 20 points while Wallace Tollestrup and Dan Court added seven apiece. In the women's games Saturday, Alberta Pandas (rounded Calgary Dinnies 78 38 and UBC Thunderettes dumped Saskatchewan Huskiettcs 57 37. Lethbridge track stars do well over weekend Lethbridge Track Club members competed in meets this weekend in Edmonton and Winnipeg. In Winnipeg, at the prestigious Knights of Columbus meet, Lethbridgeite Doreen Jones captured a first place in the 50 metre hurdles and second spot in the shotput, with a distance of 40 feet six inches, as well as second in the long jump. At Edmonton Brian Monaghan placed second in the pee wee boys high jump as well as coming second in the 50 and 200 metre races. Angela Saccomani, competing in the bantam girls division, placed second in the 200 metre race and fifth in the 50 metre race which saw only one fifth of a second separating first and last place. Don Malesza was third in the open men's shot put and long jump and had a personal best time of 6.2 seconds in the 50 metre race for fourth place. The open men's 4 by 200 relay saw the Lethbridge club come in second. It is an 800 metre race with each member of the team running 200 metres. The two day meet in Edmonton attracted over 300 entries from Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. The Knights of Columbus meet in Winnipeg is an international competition. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W I T F A Pis Saskatoon 30 17 10 278 204 70 Lethbridge 24 26 7 252 263 56 22 28 24 31 16 34 15 33 Brandon... Regina Winnipeg Flin Ron 9 290 263 53 3 220 240 51 8 204 317 40 8 210 318 38 Western Division Victoria 38 15 5 341 213 81 Med Hat 34 16 5 313 215 73 Kamloops 30 21 7 267 234 67 New West 28 18 10 254 213 66 Edmonton 27 19 6 263 218 60 Calgary 10 40 8 197 331 28 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L T F A Pti Patrick Division Philadelphia .35 16 9 203 137 79 Rangers.....30 19 13 250 205 73 Islanders ....25 21 15 199 167 65 Atlanta......24 23 13 167 171 61 Smylhe Division Vancouver...30 23 6 197 178 66 Chicago.....28 27 7 202 187 63 St. Souls ....23 24 12 199 202 58 Minnesota ...17 36 6 164 248 40 Kansas City .14 39 8 146 248 36 Morris Division Montreal ....35 10 16 295 177 86 Los Angeles .33 11 16 209 128 82 Pittsburgh ...26 21 13 235 212 65 Detroit ......17 33 10 183 247 44 Washington.. 6 51 5 135 330 17 Adams Division Buffalo......38 11 12 269 185 88 Boston ......31 19 11 265 190 73 Toronto .....21 29 11 202 238 53 California....16 36 11 43 LEAGUE LEADERS GAP Esposito. BOS...........53 54 107 Orr, Bos................35 69 104 LaCeur, Mtl.............44 52 96 Mahovllch, Mil..........28 62 90 Dionne, Del ............34 54 88 Robert, Buf.............3548 83 MYR ...........32 42 74 Martin. Buf.............38 35 73 Clarke, Pha.............18 55 73 WORLD ASSOCIATION Canadian Division W L T f A Pis Quebec 37 21 0 244 203 74 Toronto 32 26 2 256 232 66 Edmonton 28 23 3 201 185 59 Vancouver.. 28 26 2 182 180 58 Winnipeg... 26 27 2 216 192 54 Eastern Division N. England 31 22 3 187 195 65 Cleveland 26 32 2 166 193 54 Chicago 23 35 1 200 233 47 Indiana..... 13 41 3 141 232 29 Western Division Houston.... 39 20 0 271 184 78 Phoenix 30 24 6 216 198 66 Minnesota 30 26 1 225 197 61 San Diego.. 29 24 2 211 189 60 Baltimore... 15 40 3 137 240 33 HOCKEY SCORES SUNDAY National N.Y. Rangers 4 Philadelphia -1 Kansas City 4 Minnesota 2 Chicago 4 Atlanta 0 St. Louis 7 Washington 2 Detroit 3 Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 2 California 2 Buttalo 4 Toronto 1 World New England 2 Winnipeg i Houston 5 Toronto 1 Indianapolis 6 Cleveland 0 Vancouver 2 Chicago 1 Quebec 6 San Diego 4 American Nova Scotia 5 New Haven 1 Syracuse 3 Hershey 3 Virginia 3 Rochester 1 Providence 5 Springfield 4 Central Salt Lake 6 Oklahoma City 2 Omaha 3 Tulsa 1 SATURDAY National Toronto 5 NY Rangers 2 Los Angeles 6 Boston 0 Minnesota 4 Vancouver 1 Detroit 4 Atlanta 3 Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 2 NY Islanders 7 Monlreal 6 Chicago 10 Washington 3 World Cleveland 4 Toronto 3 Phoenix 3 Baltimore 1 Vancouver 4 Houston 2 American Hershey 4 Virginia 0 Providence 6 Springfield 5 Central Dallas 4 Denver 1 Oklahoma City 8 Omaha 1 Seattle 5 Tulsa 4 North American Maine 3 Cape Cod 1 Syracuse 10 Mohawk Valley 3 Western International Cranbrook 8 Trail 1 Nelson 7 Kimberley 1 Spokane 7 Portland 4 Ontario Senior Cambridge 6 Orillia 5 Quebec Major Trois-Rivieres 6 Hull 1 Central Junior Rockland 10 Gloucester 4 Nepean 2 Pembroke 1 Ontario Major Hamilton 5 Sudbury 0 Western Canada Brandon 3 Flin Ron 2 Edmonton 6 Calgary 2 Victoria 2 Saskatoon 2 BASKETBALL SCORES SUNDAY NBA Washington 113 Portland 98 Cleveland 111 Atlanta 105 Boston 119 Los Angeles 115 New Orleans 108 Houston 99 Phoenix 106 Milwaukee 97 Philadelphia 114 Seattle 100 ABA New York 116 Memphis 93 Virginia 105 San Diego 98 Denver 109 Kentucky 107 San Antonio 110 Kentucky 108 SATURDAY NBA Buffalo 92 New York 85 Golden State 114 Boston 108 ABA New York 126 San Diego 93 San Antonio 110 Kentucky 108 Memphis 94 Virginia 89 Indiana 125 St. Louis 115. W.C.H.L. ACTION Lethbridge Broncos vs Medicine Hat Tigers Tuesday, Feb. 25th 8 p.m. Lethbridge Sportsplex ELRICH TIRES LTD. 102 HI Ave S 32? 6886 or 327 4445 ;