Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
February LETHBRIDGE Sittler has been hot, but Espo is far ahead Rote leaps Kyle Rote Jr. leaps over the net after defeating Jim McMillan in the tennis competition in Superstar action. Rote ranks as one of the overall favorites for the 1974 competition after downing O.J. Simpson in the first round. Welterlich wins sixth straight MONTREAL (CP) While Phil Esposito of Boston Bruins appears well on the way to winning his fourth straight National Hockey League scoring cham- pionship, the race for the points leadership in the second half is a wide open affair and Esposito is not the leader. Darryl Sittler of Toronto Maple Leafs has been the hot- test scorer in the second half of the year scoring 16 goals and 17 assists in 20 games to bring his over-all total to 32 goals and 35 assists for 67 points and fifth spot in the scoring derby. If Sittler maintains his aver- age for the remaining 19 games of the season, he could have a club record of 98 points, 13 more than the current record of 85, set in 1970-71 by Norm Ullman. Sittler, who joined the Leafs from London Knights of the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A series four years ago, has the third highest f our- season point total ever recorded by a Maple Leaf player The all-time club leader is Dave Keon with 232 points. Sittler has 194 points on 86 goals and 108 assists in 260 games Behind Sitter in the second- half scoring race is defenceman Brad Park of New York Rangers, who has 27 points in 2Q games. His over-all mark is 19 goals and 43 assists for 62 points, one back of sixth-place Bobby Clarke of Philadelphia Flyers. Clarke is third in the second half scoring with 26 points. HAS 51 GOALS Esposito has 51 goals and 57 assists in 58 games this season and tops team-mate Bobby Orr by 16 points. Orr has scored 25 goals and 67 assists in 54 games Ken Hodge of Boston is third with 81 points on 40 goals and 41 assists while Rick Martin of Buffalo Sabres is fourth with 38 goals assists. In the race for the Vezina Trophy, the Chicago duo of Tony Esposito and Mike Welterlich clinched their six consecutive City Men's Broomball League pennant title by crushing Local 740 7-0 at the Civic Ice Centre Sunday night. It was the 19th straight win for the 1973-74 pennant winners which set a new league record for the longest winning streak held ever by any team in its six-year history Welterhch has three games still remaining on their league schedule and have a good chance to finish the season undefeated. The league's individual scoring leader, Tom Beresnak, led Welterlich to their easy win with his 23rd, 24th and 25th goals of the season while teammate Tom Virostek chipped in with a pair Tom Wright and John Vaselenak also notched a goal each in helping netminder Joe Snopek register shutout number 14 Meanwhile the Lethbridge Hotel blanked the Red Devils 2-0 in a game that saw Willie Krampl of the Devils Bowling HOLIDAY BOWL COMMERCIAL MENS Jack Smeed 278 Roy Smeed 286 Roy Chanda 270. Tino luvale 271 John Rempel 297. Bruce McKillop 331 Bob Costanzo 270. Kent Leishman 263. Ken King 265. Jack Tremblay 292. Steve Pedersen 285. Roy Cunningham 326. Ken Kurtz 287. Ralph Thompson 280. Ken Malcomson 264 Baden Pilling 266 SIMPSONS SEARS Leo Jansens 259 Vic Bawel 233 Cathy Cnghton 223. Ed Rossetti 265 (724) Jerry Eilerman 264. Betty Dawson 249. Artene Westlake 220. Loretta Karbonik 226. Marino Rapuano 259 Jean Rapuano 237. Trudy Valentinsen 231 suspended for the remainder of this season as well as the 1974-75 season. Krampl was handed the stiff suspension after being found guilty of intentionally assaulting Jack Fleming of the Lethbridge Hotel. Fleming was taken to the hospital after the incident requiring 10 stitches in the head region. The league's board of directors were extremely upset with the Red Devils' unsportsmanlike behavior and have warned the team that further incidents such as this would mean an immediate indefinite suspension of the whole team. Roger McAdam tallied the lone goals in the win which gave the Hotel sole possession of fourth spot. In another league match, Bob Van Tol fired in a pair of goals to lead Southern Signs to a slim 2-1 victory over the Knight Clubbers. Karry Baneck replied in a losing cause. Ace Building picked up their fourth win of the season by blanking the Lethbridge Correctional Institute Mavericks 4-0. Allan Pennington paced the winners scoring twice while singles went to Dave Asplund and Roger Rombough. Herman's Upholstery also recorded a 4-0 win as they dropped the Jaycees in a one- sided tilt. Sig Majchrzak. Roger Handley. Walter Duda and Fred Guenther tallied for.the winners. The Fire Department scored a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sunburst Ceramics. Tom Boychuk scored the lone goal in the close-knit battle SCORING Pirn Esposito, 26 Orr, 70 Hodge, 24 Tin, 30 Sittler, 31 Clarke 93 Park, 117 Bucky, 8 Dionne, 8 Hextall, 100 Cournoyer, 18 Ullman 10 GoldS'thy, 67 Gilbert, 16 Cashman, 103 Linger 72 Grant 72 Mikita, 16 J Johnston, 45 Martin, 37 F MahOvIich. 43 Robert, 54 Redmond, 12 Veisor now have a nine-goal lead over the Philadelphia tandem of Bernie Parent and Bobby Taylor. Esposito and Parent each have had 10 shutouts this season and are tied for the league lead in this department. Dave Schultz of the Flyers leads in the penalty department with 265 minutes thus far. Cougars appeal, Murphy adamant Taber Suns are planning unique school Eddie Shore, when he owned Springfield of the American Hockey League, used to make his players take ballet to improve their hockey talents. Well, Taber Golden Suns, who begin play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League next September, are using ballet as an aid to their players but they are working in conjunction with a figure skating clinic. The Golden Suns, under the direction of Gary Hull, will hold a hockey school Aug. 5 to Sept. 1 with Hull at the helm. In the meantime, Joanne Englehart of Lethbridge, will be guest instructor at a figure skating clinic July 15 to Sept 1. All the action takes place at the Taber Civic Centre. Hull, as host instructor, will have the help of two other Hull brothers, Bobby and Dennis. Bobby, is currently the playing coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association while Dennis is with the Chicago Black Hawks. Also aiding in the school will be Len Frig of Lethbridge, a defenceman with the Black Hawks. By The CANADIAN PRESS Cleveland Crusaders and Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association will be missing some of their regular players for the next few for different rea- sons Alberta upset by P.E.L VICTORIA (CP) Rinks from Ontario and Prince Ed- ward Island have emerged as the surprises of the Canadian women's curling championship and defending champion Saskatchewan is playing as expected. The three are the only un- beaten rinks after three rounds and share the lead in the round-robin playoffs Ontario, represented by Dawn Ventura's foursome from the Ottawa Recreational Association, defeated New Brunswick 11-8 and then outgunned winless Quebec 10-8 in Monday's play here. P.EI, skipped by Marie Toole of Charlottetown, downed Nova Scotia 11-8 and then emerged as the giant- killers of the nationals by upsetting Alberta 7-6 on an extra end. Both rinks have yet to face Saskatchewan. The Emily Farnham foursome from Saskatoon turned on the power by lacing Quebec 14-? and then toppling Newfoundland 134. Both games were conceded after only eight ends. "It's nice to wrap things up said Miss Farnham, "but our rink is really ready to anticipate some competition." BIG MATCH SET And if the Toole quartet sticks with the form it showed against Alberta, that com- petition might show this after- noon when Saskatchewan is drawn against P.E.I. The Ven- tura rink doesn't meet Sas- katchewan until the ninth and final draw Thursday evening. Alberta, represented by Marilyn Johnston's Edmonton rink, and host B.C. both have 2-1, won-lost records after losing extra-end decisions Monday. It was Mrs. Johnston who knocked Marion Radchffe's Kelowna rink, the B.C. hopes, from the ranks of the undefeated with an 8-7, extra-end decision Monday afternoon. In other third-round games, the Joyce Myers rink from Halifax gave Nova Scotia its first victory in two years by stopping Manitoba 8-5 and B.C. beat New Brunswick's Dorothy Sedgewick 10-5. Newfoundland's Sue Ann Bartlett won her first game by downing Manitoba's Merlene Derbyshire 12-5 in the other second-round match. Defencemen Wayne Muloin and Wayne Hillman and for- ward Jim Wiste are expected to miss a week of action with the Crusaders because of injuries, while defenceman Larry Mavety of the Cougars will sit out at least one game as the result of a suspension imposed by the league Monday. Most seriously injured Crusader is Muloin who is in hospital suffering from a pulled abdominal muscle. He is sidelined for an indefinite period. Hillman, who suffered a se- vere muscle cramp in Sunday's game against Minnesota's Fighting Saints, may not be available until March 5, and Wiste's hand injury is likely to keep him out of Thursday night's game against Minnesota. Mavety's immediate suspension from the Cougars was announced Monday in Los Angeles by Dennis Murphy, WHA president, because of an incident in a game Sunday night in Winnipeg. Game reports said Mavety, a native of Woodstock, Ont, after receiving a cross- checking penalty, a misconduct and game misconduct for waving his stick at an official, then struck referee Bob Kolari with his stick. The management of the Cougars has appealed the suspension and a hearing will be held in Chicago Wednesday. "The incident calls for a 10- game said Mur- phy. "But Mavety has re- quested a hearing so whatever action is taken rests with the determination of the hearing board." Murphy has appointed WHA trustees Paul Racine of Quebec and Irv Kaplan of Minnesota to hear the case along with WHA executive director James Browitt. Meanwhile, Gordie Howe of the Aeros has taken over the WHA scoring lead. He has 28 goals and 56 assists for 84 points. Toronto Toros' Wayne Carleton is second with 30 goals and 51 assists for 81 points. Bobby Hull leads in goals with 42 and is in sixth place over-all with 75 points. SCORING LEADERS GAP 6. Howe. Hou 28 56 84 Carleton. Tor........ 30 51 81 M Walton. Minn......35 45 80 Lacroix. N J 24 54 78 Connelly. Minn 34 43 77 Hull. Wpg 42 33 75 Lawson. Van........ 40 33 73 Lund. Hou 25 45 70 Bemier. Que........... 28 41 60 Harrison. Edm.........24 45 69 Hughes. Hou......34 34 68 Hirtse. Hou 21 47 68 Campbell. Van 21 46 67 Momson. Mmn 30 35 65 Huck. Wpg............20 40 60 Climie. Edm 32 27 59 Mark Howe. Hou......28 30 58 Backstrom. Chi 22 36 58 Bordeleau. Wpg 20 38 58 St Sauveur. Van.....31 26 57 Sentes. Tor...........25 32 57 Pleau. N E. .......21 36 57 4arren. Ctev 27 29 56 French.N E. 20 33 53 Burgess. Van 23 29 52 Kirk. Tor......13 39 52 Locals shine in tourney Local fighters were outstanding in the Southern Alberta Orr Karate Studios' Inter-Club Karate and Kong Fu Tournament staged in Taber recently- Jalee Matt. Bob Miles were the top local fighters in the one-day event as they each picked up a pair of victories Matt led all women competitors by capturing the women's form UUe along with the women's spar title Miles was also sharp as he walked away with the second belt spar event as well as the second white spar event. The only other fighter to earn two decisions in the tourney was Ralph Ell of Cardston who carted home the first white belt spar final along with the second white belt forms title Other winners in the inter- clob loomey are as follows: Junior form 1. SWena Hughes. left 2 Randy MacMosft. LcPi Junior UghJweigM 1 floss RaTsJon. 2. SfceBey Uth Junior rteavyweigtfl 1 Uoyd Dunoombe. Urtru 2. Fuller. bell team UnaJs 1 LeJhbriiJge, Pal Unggard. Ruben tesac Peter Kerbpr, Ron Ebner and Fred Pwden Second wtrtte 1 Torn Hulley. Jerry Sallenback, Greg Jotmslon. Gen Demaroe and Bob Mites Yellow Orange Raymond. Sim Kramer. Danny SugtmoW Sid Vlsser Sieve Afcune Garry Tops at Miners9 Ken Rothe, left and George Pohn shared top honors as the Miners' Library Sportsman's Club wrapped up its season. Rothe was named top fisherman while Pohn was the title winner amongst hunters. Fishing, hunting seasons come to successful close The fishing and the hunting should be better than ever with the weather the way it has been for the last few weeks. A lot of hunters and fisherman are taking advantage of it. However, the Lethbridge Fish and Game Association and the Miners' Library, hunters and fishermen have decided just who was the best in 1973 and are now looking to the 1974 season. Ken Roth and George Pohn shared top honors at the Miners' Library while fisherman Ted Bochan was a runaway winner as top fisherman in the Fish and Game final tabulation. Roth, while not winning in any one category, was second on five occasions proving once again that when you are second you try just that much harder. That is why he was fisherman of the year. Pohn, on the other hand, won the white tail deer competition as well as finishing second in the elk section. Pohn had the most heads entered, three. Besides the elk and white tail deer, Pohn also felled a mule deer. For Bochan, a city fireman, appears as though he is a full time fisherman. Bochan not only topped the field in five categories, he also gave the winners of three other divisions a run for their tackle box, or money. Bochan was tops in the Eastern Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Rocky Mountain White Fish, Walleye and Perch. First and second winners in each category are as follows. FISH Rainbow Trout (Laktt) Mrs L Watts, Joe Mrak Rainbow Trout (Streams) Ken Rothe, Hugh Chntie Brown Trout Les Miklos Joe Pisko Cut Throat Trout Blaine Nedd. M Bolokoski Eastern Brook Trout Ted Bochan, Heinz Plontke Dolly Varden Matt Ayarra Dan PaskuSki Lake Trout Ted Bochan Rocky Mountain White Fish Ted Bochan, Neal Nishikowa GoW Eya Ken Rothe George Lazaruk Walleye Ted Bochan, Bill Rollingson Pika Myles Horne. Joe Sobtnie Ted Bochan, Ken Rothe BIG GAME Mule Dw Ron Willis, Roy Androkovich Mooaa George Boltezar, Dennis DeBoer AMelope Ken Rothe. R Powell Steve Kubasek. Len Stembrenner Goat Len Stembrenner, Heinz Plontke Caribou Ken Jensen. Gerry Pittman Bear Dean Latham. Ron Babm TaU Deer George Pohn George Boltezar Elk Mike Dawson, Dol, Onofrychuk BIRD Pheasant Don Mercer. Emmanuel Senile Gooae Steve Prokop (judged by weight) M. Howg Duck M Miechkota (judged by weight) Bob Vair FISH Rainbow Trout Stream Doug McKenzie, Ken Roth Ladies Betty Zsovan Rainbow Lake Lazaruk Ken Roth Ladies Melba Finnerty Frances Lazaruk Cutthroat Trout Pete Doubmm Ted Wenzel Dolly Varden Trout Dale Coyle Dan Paskuski Pike Ron Bota Dmo Zonta Ladies Fay Zonta F Butler Rocky Mountain Whitefish Ted Bochan. John Caurso Ladies Frances Lazaruk Brown Trout Les Miklos, Ken Roth Goldeye Albert Fournier Ken Roth Ladies Ann Golia Brook Trout Ted Bochan Ken Roth BIG GAME Don Onofrychuk George Pohn Moose George Boltezar Dan Finnerty Mule Deer Cliff Lee Walter Hnatkowski Whttetall Deer George Pohn George Boltezar Pheasants Steve Prokop Ken Fntz PETERSON SIGNS FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. 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