Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
- Tuesday, February 27, 1973 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD _ Former ivorld chamion for sees some medals for Canada Jackson rates skaters some of best yet Donald Jackson won the men's gold medal for Canada at the world figure skating championships in 1962 in Czechoslovakia with n performance regarded among the greatest ever. In the following article, he assesses Canada's chances in this year's championships which begin today in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Written for CP By DONALD JACKSON (CP)-The Canadian team at the world figure skating championships starting today in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, is the strongest we've had since 1962 and we have a "chance of picking up a couple of medals, possibly gold. Karen Magnussen and Toller Cranston have the best chance at gold medals, with Cranston perhaps our top hope. Karen, from North Vancouver, is probably the best in the world at the compulsory figure ssince the retirement of Trixie Schuba, the 1972 world champion who has turned professional. Karen was second in figures last year to Miss Schuba so that leaves her in first place. She is also a strong free skater so her chances for gold are good. However, there are a couple of American girls who may well be stronger in free skating-Janet Lynn and Dorothy Haimel. Janet has frequently beaten Karen in free skating and Dorothy beat Miss Lynn in the U.S. Nationals. Then there's Lynn Nightingale of Ottawa who beat Karen in the compulsory free skate in the Canadian championships earlier this year. There's little doubt the title will go to either Karen or Janet, but there will be a great deal of pressure on them both. It is probably going to be the strongest free skating in any events of the world championships-much tougher than in the men's section. It will be difficult to beat defending champion Ondrej Nepela of Czechoslovakia in the men's singles, but not impossible. Nepela, like Karen, is a strong figures skater and is adequately endowed in the free skating. I saw him in the European championships and wasn't impressed with his free program. I have a feeling though that Toller Cranston of Toronto could upset him. Toller was ninth in figures in the world championships last year. With two of the skaters ahead of him dropping out tliis puts him seventh even if he hasn't improved. But he has worked hard on his figures and he's probably the best free skater in the world. 11 he can finish fourth in figures he'll have an excellent chance of winning the gold medal. The one intangible is how the judges will react to his artistic approach. There may be some judges who dont like the artisitc moves, they'd prefer to see spins. But recently he hasn't been marked down because of his artistry since he's improved his. jumps and spins. Technically, our best free skater is Ron Shaver of Cambridge, Ont, who has the best jumps, but he doesn't have Toller's presentation. Lynn Nightingale and the most beautiful girl on the ice, Cathy Lee Irwin of Toronto, should show well. Neither can really expect a medal this year. Technically, Cathy Lee isn't as strong as the top skaters, but her beauty and presentation can pull her close to the top. I think Miss Nightingale and Shaver will be the talk of the tournament' when it's over. They'll make such a lasting impression they'll be contenders in the years to come. In lbs dance, Barry and Louis Soper of Vancouver will give an adequate showing. They were ninth in the world last year and are aiming for fifth this year. I don't see them moving up any more than that. Like the Sopers, Val and Sandra Bezic of Toronto are aiming for fifth in pairs and they may make it. Glen Moore and Marian Murray oE Vancouver, our other pairs team, should be close to the Bezics. The change in scoring this year makes it a little tough to predict what the results will be: Comparing Janet Lynn to Karen Magnussen becomes more difficult. In the figures there are only three to skate instead of six as in previous years and they count 40 per cent instead of 50 per cent. Previously if you messed one figure up you lost only one-sixth of your marks-and maybe less because there was a difficulty factor involved. Now there's no difficulty factor and if you mess one up you lose a third of your marks. That makes it tough to catch up. In the compulsory free skating you have to do six moves. If you miss one you get a low mark, no matter how well you present the program. In the Olympics last year Janet Lynn fell on a jump but still got one perfect mark-that can't happen in the new compulsory set. I repeat, we've got a chance of winning two medals and I hope they're both gold. Ward, Jets set pace in World Association Sophomore jinx seems to be avoiding Dionne MONTREAL (CP) - Centre Marcel Dionne of Detroit Red Wings is one of the National Hockey Leagues younger stars who continues to live up to a sensational reputation acquired as a junior star. Dione set an NHL record for rookies last season by scoring 77 points with 28 goals and 49 assists. He led all Detroit scorers and finished 13th in the over-all scoring race. And apparently he's managed to overcome the sophomore jinx that has hampered many of his predecessors in their second season. So far this season, Dionne, a five-foot, eight-inch, 170-pound native of Drummondville, Que., has scored 34 goals-six in three games last week-and added 40 assists for 74 points in 61 games giving him a share of eighth place in the scoring statistics. That's a two-season total of 151 points in 138 games-an average of 1.09 per game. Already Karen starts quickly wins in compulsory BRATISLAVA, Czechoslovakia (CP) - Canadian champion Karen Magnussen took the lead today at the world figure skating championship with a clear victory in the compulsory figures section of the ladies individual skate. Karen's tctal score, 120.1 points out of a possible 1G2, placed her easily ahead of the U.S. champion Janet Lynn who came second with 116.5 points. Following closely behind the American was Karen Iten, the Swiss champion, who won third place with a total of 114.3 points. Jean Scott of Britain was fourth with 112 points and Christine Errath of East Germany fifth with 109.40. , Cathy Lee Irwin of Toronto had 101 for 11th place, about where it was expected she'd finish in figures. Miss Magnussen received nine first-place votes for her figures and one second-place Vote from the panel of 10 pi_HHi__fi_i judges. Miss Lynn had nine seconds and one first. Karen, a 20-year-old statuesque blonde from North Vancouver, smiled and hugged herself when she saw her marks. "I'm really satisfied, but it's only one section," she said. "It's really great to finally get good marks for figures." She led from the first of the three compulsory figures which count 40 per cent toward the over-all mark for the competition. "That's a pretty comfortable margin,'' team manager Charles Dover said after the results were announced. "As far as I'm concerned it's one gold medal down and several others to go." Drumlieller pays visit Drumheller Falcons appear assured of a playoff spot in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Lethbridge Sugar Kings, on the other, have been eliminated, mathematically, for some time. However, the Kings will be looking to upend the Falcons tonight in a league encounter at Henderson Ice Centre at eight o'clock. Sunday night, on the heels of a 10-4 setback at the hands of Red Deer Rustlers Saturday night, the Kings limped into Drumheller and were greeted with a 8-0 shellacking. The Kings would like nothing better than to upset the Falcons tonight at home. For the locals, it will be the next to last home game of the season. They meet Calgary Canucks this coming Sunday evening at seven at Henderson. They also have three games on the road. that is the most points ever earned by a player in his first two NHL seasons, and Detroit still has .16 games remaining in the current schedule. Centre Gilbert Pereault of Buffalo Sabres, the 1970-71 r o o k i e-of-the-year, had 146 points after two full seasons, while Phil Esposito of Boston Bruins, the league's leading scorer in each of the last two seasons, collected 113 points in his first 21-3 seasons. Dionne now has scored 30 points-16 of them goals-in his last 20 games. Only Rick MacL-eish of Philadelphia Flyers and Bobby Orr of the Bruins-each with 32 points-and Esposito with 31, have scored more in their last 20 games. ESPOSITO LEADS Esposito continues to lead the scoring race with 97 points, including a league-leading 40 goals-the fifth consecutive season he has had at least that many. His fifth 40-goal season gives Esposito another record. Centre Bobby Clarke of Philadelphia is second with 86 points, the most ever by a player from a, post-1967 team. Team-mate MacLeish shares third place with sidelined Stan Mikita of Chicago Black Hawks at 77 points. Dennis Hull of Chicago, Jean Ratelle of New York Rangers, and Orr share fifth position with 76 points each. Orr leads in assists with 58. SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -Winnipeg Jets and goalie Joe Daley set a couple of World Hockey Association records last UITS FOR MEK in MEN'S MADE-TO-MEASURE When you buy a made-to-measure suit you want exactly that. 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The meeting will get under wyy at 7:30 p.m.. downstairs at tf\e Miners' Library. week and Bobby Hull continued to move, league statistics released Monday show. Daley gave up a goal to Philadelphia Blazers in Winnipeg's 6-3 win, which ended his streak of not allowing a goal at 126 minutes, 42 seconds. The win for the Jets was their seventh straight, longest win streak in the WKA's brief history. And another Jet\ Bobby' Hull, who climbed into the top 10 scorers for the first time a week ago, moved into seventh place in league scoring with 40 goals and 38 assists for 78 points. Dalay has taken over from Cleveland's Gerry Cheevers as the WHA's top goalie with a 2.63 goals-against average. Cheevers ranks second at 2.95. Ron Ward of New York had his second six-point game of the year before the season's largest WHA crowd in Madison Square Garden-13,674-and regained the individual scoring lead from Philadelphia's Andre Lacroix. Ward has 43 goals and 55 assists for 98 points, four more than Lacroix with 37-57-94. ANDY CAPP 'E'S ALWAYS SAtS WHEN 'E PLAYS 'IS OLO ARMY BUGLE 5 5 Just another kid Kelly Crossman of Toronto's Warren Park team, appears pensive offer his team's loss at the Quebec International Pee Wee tournament. Crossman, who picked up an assist in the game, plays lacrosse and football as well as hockey, despite an artificial leg. Kelly Crossman another ayer AN1 THE FOLK'S NEXT t>OOR ARE- EVEN SAbDER QUEBEC (CP) - Kelly Crossman of Toronto's War-ron Park squad got only one assist Monday night and his team dropped a 6-3 loss to Montreal's Ville Emard at the Quebec international peewee hockey tournament. So why did all the reporters converge on him later? Because Kelly, to walk, has to strap on an artificial leg. "To his team-mates and opponents, he's just another kid." says Doug Crossman, Kelly's father and assistant coach of the Warren Park team, playing in the Class AA division of the tournament. 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