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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, February 25, 1975 TRAVELLING TO EUROPE BY CHARTER? Let us arrange your ground lours Rhine Cruises, U Drives. Etc. We are agents lor all major European Tour Companies ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 -The Herald' Sports LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Low.r Uvtl 7th Slrwl Shopping Mall L.ttinrldge, Alb.rla Phone (403) 328-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Trot tier two points away from scoring lead Broncos entertain Tigers tonight By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor "You bet it's great to be was coach Earl Ingarfield's reaction Monday. "That was a long road trip." Ingarfield, who directs the Lethbridge Bron- cos of the Western Canada Hockey League, had just checked his team back into town Sunday night after a 10 day excursion that gathered them seven big points in their, battle with Brandon Wheat Kings for second in the eastern division of the WCIIL. "And we can't really sit back and enjoy the fact that we are finally at added the coach. That's right, it's back to work tonight. Medicine Hat Tigers, who let the Broncos score with 36 seconds left Sunday for a 6-6 tie in Medicine Hat will be out to gain a measure of revenge when they visit the Sportsplex at eight o'clock.' Tonight is grafetti night and should make for some interesting signs which are expected to adorn the Sportsplex. However, a great deal of the focus of attention will be centred on Bronco forward Bryan Trot- tier as he attempts to take over the scoring lead in the League. Heading into tonight's game with the Tigers, Trottier trails Mel Bridgman of the Victoria Cougars by a slim two points, 124-122. It may seem like Trottier has been chasing Bridgman all season, which is true in a sense.. However, if you take into consideration the games Trottier missed while with Team Canada and with other WCHL teams against inter- national competition, he has done a whale of a job just to be this close this late in the season. Trottier narrowed the gap this past week with nine points in five games while Bridgman picked up five. Two weeks ago, before the Broncos left on their road trip, Bridgman had what might have been described as a comfortable nine point lead. Trottier's total includes 39 goals and a league leading 83 assists. Bridgman has 52 goals and 72 assists. The league's top goal scorer, rookie Don Murdoch of Medicine Hat will be in action this evening. Murdoch has 66 goals and is in third place with 113 points. But the biggest gain of the past two weeks has been made by an unsung Bronco nicknamed "Chief." "He was just tremendous on our road said Ingarfield'as he summed up Ron Delorme's two goals and 15 assists. "That's quite an achievement in eight games, wouldn't you smiled the coach. Ingarfield was very happy with his club in the eight game trip away from home and feels the team is coming into its own as they drive for se- cond place. "Jensen is back skating and Brian Suiter's leg is Ingarfield stated. "Sutler still sees only spotted duty but he's com- ing along just fine." Another player ready for Ihe closing .drive is Terry Bucyk who suffered an injured fool on the west coast. Ingarfield would like to see his club chalk up some much needed points in the next two weeks while the club is at home. "Brandon is staying right on our heels" he said. "I would like to see us win five or six of our next home games and maybe get us some breathing room." The Tigers, who have upended the Broncos 3-1 in two meetings at the Sportsplex, will look to impede their progress one more lime tonight starling al eight Anolher man on the move is New Westminster Bruin goalie Gord Laxton. Laxlon leads goalies in minutes played with 191 and has played in all 56 of his team's games. In his last four outings, he has allowed only five goals and posted two shutouts to lower his goals against average to 3.74, fourth best in the league. BRYAN TROTTIER SCORING LEADERS Bridgman. Victoria...... Trottier, Lethbridgo Murdoch. Medicine Hat Faulkner. Regina Ashby. Calgary......... Gosselin. Flin Flon....... Minor, Regina Lucas, Victoria Dears. Medicine Hal Blight. Brandon......... Morris. Victoria......... G A Pis Pirn .52 72 124 147 .39 83 122 91 .66 47 113 .45 55 101 .45 56 101 .37 6D 97 ..33 64 ..48 47 ..35 60 ..48 45 ..34 59 59 43 61 62 97 52 95 51 95 110. 93 46 93 137 Albertans are second MONCTON, N.B. (CP) Ivy Lord couldn't really have. cured less when she started out earlier this year in the provincial playoffs leading to the New Brunswick ladies' curling championship. The 1974 Canadian seniors women's champion and runner-up in the same event this year, entered only as a lark "becausd we were the host club." Along with third Dorothy Garey, second Claire Olsen and lead Helen Cook, the four- some from the Thistle Curling Club in Saint John is old Chiefs earn draw enough to be the mothers of most of the girls competing here. "We were haying a real good game up to the eighth Ivy said Monday night after her rink absorbed a 14-li drubbing from the Alberta entry of Sharon Grigg of Medicine Hat. "Then they put a fiver on me. Everybody mis- sed, including myself. The win left Alberta, along with Joan Mogk of Souris, Man., Quebec's Lee Tobin of Montreal and Phyllis MacDo- nald's Nova Scotia entry from Halifax in a tie for second place with 2-1 records after three draws, trailing the un- beaten Saskatchewan four- some skipped by Marj Mitchell of Regina. Marion Radcliffe of Kelow- na. B.C.. Gail Hiscock of St. John's, Nfld., New Brunswick and Ontario's Bea Cole of London are at 1-2 with Diane Blanchard and her Prince Edward Island girls from Charlottetown trailing, winless in three starts. In other Monday night ac- tion. Saskatchewan recovered from a four-ender by B.C. to run off seven points in three ends for a 12-6 win, Quebec cashed in.with a three in each of the eighth and ninth ends for a 12-4 victory over New- foundland, Nova Scotia edged P.E.I. 8-7 and Manitoba turn- ed back Ontario by stealing four in the 10th, 9-7. Lacrosse meeting Anyone interested in junior lacrosse is invited to an organizational meeting Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in room one at the Civic Centre. All interested people who would like to work with the team this season are asked to attend. Says he has signed 18-year junior John Bassett is true to his word TORONTO (CP) Mark Napier, an 18-year-old who claims he hasn't signed anything, loday is the centre of a new slorm over Ihe sign- ing of under-age junior hockey players by professional leams. The storm blew up Monday when John F. Bassett, 'presi- dent of the World Hockey Association's Toronto Toros, announced that he has signed Napier to a three-year contract to starl playing for the Toros next season. Napier, who has scored 54 goals and 57 assists Ihis. season for Toronto Marlboros of Ihe Onlario Hockey Association Major Junior A series, said he has been negotiating with the Toros but denied he has signed any- thing. Regardless of whether he has signed yet or not, Bassett's slalemenl that he had signed stirred up im- mediate reaction from a number of hockey officials, much of it directly opposed lo Bassetl's posilion. Bassett's action goes againsl a recent tentative agreement belween pro and amateur hockey that the pros would cease signing amateurs who are under 20 years old and also contravenes Ihe es- tablished practice of choosing players through a draft before signing them.' After prompting from Health Minister Marc Lalonde, the federal minister responsible for sport, the WHA and National Hockey League last week gave the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) assurances it would stop drafting under-age juniors. CAHA executive director Gordon Juckes said in Ottawa on Monday that he had receiv- ed verbal assurances on this matter from both leagues. NHL president Clarence Campbell to Bassett's move by calling it "a very serious, and, I think, damag- ing development." In a telephone interview from Montreal, Campbell said he thought Bassett was trying to perpetuale his feud with Lalonde who last year introduced legislation to ban Bassetl's World Football League learn from Canada. "I Ihink it's a very deplorable said Campbell. "I Ihink he's done Canadian junior hockey and Canadian hockey generally a very grave disservice." WHA OPPOSED Dennis Murphy, WHA presi- denl, said his league would not alter its position. In a slalemenl issued from his Los Angeles office, Murphy said he has nol received any conlract for under-age players. "If indeed a WHA owner has signed such a player for the 1975-76 said Murphy, "it is my inlenlion not to ap- prove such a contract." Bassetl recalled thai he had signed centre Wayne Dillon lo a Toros conlract Iwo years ago without drafting him and said he saw no reason to wait for a draft in the case of Napier. He said Napier had come to the Toros and the WHA club had not gone after the player. "We are aware of no legal reasons at this time that the boy should not be allowed to play for the Bassett said in a statement, Clarence (Tubby) Schmaltz, president of Ihe OHA Major Junior A series, said that if signing of under-age players continues, junior hockey clubs "might as well fold their tents." "I can't understand how Bassett could sign said Schmaltz. "The kid hasn't even gone through a draft. WINNIPEG (CP) Allan Young of Karnloops Chiefs scored the lying goal as the Chiefs played to a 2-2 deadlock with Winnipeg Clubs in a Western Canada Hockey League game Monday night. Young beat Winnipeg goalie Lome Molleken at of the second period, the last goal of Ihe game. The other Kamloops goal was scored by Don Moores late in Ihe first period. Pal Meagher opened scor- ing al of Ihe first period, beating Kamloops goalie Mark Earp while Winnipeg was a man short. Kelly Greenbank gave the clubs a 2-1 edge at less than a minute after Moores had retaliated. The goal, before a crowd of about was Grecnbank's 41st of Ihe season. WINNIPEG 2 KAMLOOPS First period: 1. Winnipeg, Meagher (McCarthy. Hanstord) 2. Kamloops. Moores (Lyseng) 3. Winnipeg. Greenbank (Girardin. McCarthy) Penalties McDonald K Hudson W Kerr K Rollins W, Hathaway K Girardin W Topolnisky K (major) Eakin W Second period: 4. Kamloops. Young (Gallimore. Kerr) Penalties Gassoll K Girardin W Rollins W. Lyseng K (majors) Rollins W Zinger K Lyseng K Third period: No scoring. Penalties Rollins W Zinger K Kerr K Shots on goal by Kamloope 12 15 Winnipeg 12 12 Goal Earp. Kelowna: Molleken. Winnipeg. Attendance 1.000. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES WESTERN CANADA Eastern Division W L T F A Pis Saskatoon ...30 17 10 278 204 70 Lethbridge ..24 26 7 252 263 55 Brandon.....2228 923026353 Regina......24 31 3 220 240 51 Winnipeg ....16 34 Flin Flon.....15 33 Western Victoria -----38 15 MedHat.....34 16 Karnloops -.30 21 New Wesl Edmonlon 9 206 319 41 I 210 318 38 vision 5 341 213 81 5 313 215 73 I 269 236 68 28 18 10 254 213 66 27 19 6 263 218 60 Calgary .....10 40 8 197 331 28 Games Tonight New Westminster at Calgary Saskatoon at Victoria Karnloops at Brandon Medicine Hat at Lethbridge ItltUMlO SmillM; i. A i'i; Bryan Trottier 83 122 Aloe Tidey .............35 47 82 Brian Sutler............32 43 75 Ron Delorme...........24 46 70 Jerry Bancks...........3132 63 Terry Bucyk............2427 51 Greg Woods ...........10 31 41 Darcy Regier............8 22 30 Gary Wagner...........12 15 27 Stan Jensen............1312 25 Doug Gillespie ..........11 13 24 John Lutz...............7 16 23 Les Crozier .............6 16; 22 Wade 13 14 ALBERTA JUNIOR W L T F A Pis Spruce Grove......3816 0330211 76 Drumheller .36 14' 1 282 211 73 Calgary .29 22 0 307 248 58 Taber......25 28 0 239 279 50 Red Deer.. .24 28 2 238 267 50 The Pass 3 47 1 151 391 7 WORLD ASSOCIATION Canadian Division W L T F A Pis Quebec .....38 21 0 249 206 76 Toronto .....32 26 2 256 232 65 Edmonton ...28 23 3 201 185 59 Vancouver .28 26 2 182 180 58 Winnipeg .26 27 2216192.54 Eastern Division New England 31 22 3 187 195 65 Cleveland ...26 32 2 166 193 54 Chicago.....23 35 1 200 233 47 Indi'polis ....13 41 3 151 232 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 25 2 214 194 60 Baltimore.... 15 40 3 137 240 33 LEAGUE LEADERS Capri youngsters sharp, capture eight crowns GET TICKETS NOW! Final Draw March 17 Fifth Early Bird Draw WINNING NUMBERS CASH PRIZE ...A50834Z It was a big weekend for young bowlers from Capri Bowl as they dominated things in Medicine Hat Sunday. A very proud Ray MacDonald, manager of Capri Bowl, saw his youngsters chalk up eight triumphs in the 12 categories that were held at Park Lane Bowl in the Gas City. "We came away with a fair share of the trophies." said MacDonald. He was being modest. Included in the local triumphs were singles honors in the bantam girls, junior girls and junior boys. The Lethbridge trundlers also won team titles in bantam, junior and senior boys as well as bantam and senior girls.- "We missed out on both senior singles crowns and the bantam boys single and g 'junior girls added MacDonald. But s that didn't lessen the pride he had for the if young competitors. :g Sunday's champs will now advance to g the provincial championships in Edmon- ton, March 16. S Capturing singles titles were Mike g Gerla in junior boys. Sandra Ferguson in bantam girls and Dianne Crighton in g junior girls. if Things were very tight for all three in- S dividual champs. The toughest win had to be Gerla's as he faced a 55 pin deficit heading into his last game. But the youngster responded like a veteran as he rattled the pins for a big 319 to win the title with 29 pins to spare. Gerla's three game total was 676, made up of games of 151, 206 and his 319. Danny Koch of Medicine Mat was second with a 647. Koch led two games on the strength of games' of 202 and 201. He finished with a 244 but it wasn't enough. For the gals, things were almost as tough. Miss Ferguson went into her final game wilh a slim two-pin advantage but closed strong for a 50-pin win. Her games were 200.171 and 194 for a 565 was Heather Doyle with a 515. The Gas City gal had games of 162, 207 and a 146 that hurt her chances. Miss Crighlon escaped with just a mere seyen pin victory as Karen Fischer of the host team stayed right on her heels. Crighton had games of 179, 208 and 176 while Fischer followed right behind with S scores of 209. 151 and 196 but fell short as S; her total of 556 was just below the 563 V Crighton scored. In team's competition only one of five g Lethbridge teams had any real difficulty S in registering a victory. S Trailing by 60 pins heading into the final s game the bantam team of Georr Paskuski, S Brent Carson, Mark Wright, Craig Ellis g and Edin Burwash combined their talents 8 for a 2.555 total and victory. 5: Wright led-the way with a three game 5-i total of 562 followed by Burwash at 547; JS Ellis 531; Paskuski 471 and Carson 444. if In all other team victories it was just a case of victory by how much. S Terry Kirschenman. Cathy Hamilton, S Rebecca Holmes. Patti Stanton and Sonya Decaire totalled 2.568 as they won the 8 girls' bantam title. g Kirschenman totalled 595 for three games to spark the attack while Hamilton 'if was right behind at 584 followed by i< Stanton 497; Holmes 453 and Decaire 439. Brian Rossetti. Parry McDonald. Robin if Stanton. Mark Gretzinger and Merlyn Dunnage sparked the juniors with a g pinfall. Bunnage led the way with three games of 269, 220 and 230 for a 719 total. Gret- zinger had a 673; McDonald 610; Stanton 600 and -Rossetti 579! In senior ranks the team of John Wild- man. David Wells. Tom Miklos. Gary Lohuis and Kim Kovacs had no problem wilh their triumph. Together they rolled a 3.414 score made up of totals of 834 for Kovacs; Miklos' 717 and scores of 708 from Lohuis; 668 from Wildman and Wells' 487. Cherye Obermcyer sparked Ihe senior gals to their easy win as she hit for 805, Ihe lop score as the senior gals totalled 3.345. Completing the senior gals team were Kalie Pedrini 722; Leslie Killins 715; Nadine Kovacs 638 and Brenda Coulls 465. Jean Passey, Willene MacDonald, Sid Pollock and Hugh Christie coached the Capri teams to their victories. Sieve Lee ...............3 9 12 Don Johnson............1 9 10 Archie Henderson........2 7 9 Russ Hall...............2 4 6 Bill Jobson..............3 2 5 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L T F A Pis Patrick Division Philadelphia .35 16 9 203 137 79 Rangers.....30 19 13 250 205 73 Islanders ....25 21 15 199 167 65 Atlanla ......24 23 13 167 171 61 Smythe Division Vancouver...30 23 6 197 178 66 Chicago.....28 27 7 202 W7 63 SI. Souls___23 24 12 199 202 58 Minnesota ...17 36 6 164 248 40 Kansas City .14 39 8 146 248 36 Norris 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 EiUltalo......38 11 12 269 185 88 Boston......31 19 11 265 190 73 Toronto ......21 29 11 202 238 53 California___16 36 11 170 240 43 SCORING LEADERS G A P Pirn 53 54 107 50 35 69 104 75 44 52 95 31 28 62 90 36 Pirn 30 SD 28 51 :r. 0 41 73 28 46 W 18 67 D 42 40 H 26 70 36 26 38 29 32 47 65 16 20 18 w 34 36 27 23 0 21 51 or. C 32 22 sky. T 31 15 f 29 18 i. T 28 16 P 31 16 24 0 .0 13 14 T 38 46 SD 29 20 24 9 24 44 Esposito. B Orr. B......... Lafleur. M..... Mahovlich. M Dionne. Robert. Buf___ Gilberl, NYR Martin. Bui___ Clarke, Pha.... Perreault. Buf.. Ratelle. NYR Lema.re. M Mikita. C Bucyk. B......, Vickers, NYR Grant, D........ Cournoyer. M 34 54 35 48 32 42 38 35 18 55 29 43 26 45 26 44 27 42 88 10 83 59 74 20 73 61 73 98 72 26 71 22 70 14 69 40 26 43-69 8 25 43 68.53 35 31 66 18 26 36 63 30 Hull. W. Lacroix. SD.. S. Bernie Lund. H Nilsson. W. Rivers. SD G'. Howe. H .Walton, M Tardil. Q Hinse. H. Dillon. T Hedberg, W Houle. Q Parizeau, 0. MacG Ncdor Henderson, f Mahovlich. T. Cormier. P Rogers, E Tremblay. Q Simpson, T Peacosh. SD Lawson, V Harris. V MONDAY'S HOCKEY World Quebec 5 San Diego 3 Western Canada Kamloops 2 Winnipeg 2 Saskatchewan Junior Melville 11 Regina Foxes 2 B.C. Junior Vernon 6 Nanaimo 4 OC SOCCER ENGLISH LEAGUE Division f West Ham 0 Liverpool 0 Division II Chesterfield 1 Halifax 1 Walsall 2 Watiord 0 Division IV Reading 0 Hartlepool 0 English Cup Fifth Round Second Replay Arsenal 1 Leicester City 0 extra time SCOTTISH LEAGUE FA Cup Fourth Round Dundee U 0 Aberdeen 1 Aberdeen at home to Molherwell in quarter tinals March 8 Division I Dumbarton 5 Arbroath 1 W.C.H.L. ACTION Lethbridge Broncos vs Medicine Hat Tigers Tuesday, Feb. 25th 8p.m. Lethbridge Sportsplex ELRICH TIRES LTD. 402 1st AVI S 327 6886 or 327-4445 ;