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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta WwJfiMday, February 27, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Inquire new ALASKA CRUISES via Lines SPIRIT Of LONDON. 8 Day Cruise priced from June 3 thru September 23. For further Information and bookings contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRfc VILLAGE MALL_______________PHONE 3M-8M1 THIRD SECTION The LetKbtidge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, February 27, 1974 jz. LMri 7th St. Shopping Albwte PIMM (40J) Mt-7411 FILING CABINETS Pages.21-32 The Herald Sports Maxwell leaves Stan Maxwell, coach of the Lethbridge Long- horns of the Alberta-Junior Hockey League, gets an early shower Tuesday night. The coach was ejected from the game at the end of the second period. WHA holds secret junior draft? EDMONTON (CP) The Journal says the World Hockey Association held a secret junior draft Monday and selected 13 players from the Western Canada Hockey League as well as an unknown number of competitors from eastern Canada. The newspaper says it obtained details'of the draft in a long distance telephone interview with a player agent, who said he wished to remain anonymous but thought releasing the information would be "to the benefit of the. players." Weekend Windfall Fri.toMon. Weekend savings plan: save yours, rent ours! 0095 GAS) Unlimited Mileage! Chevy Vega Big cars or small your choice while they last at this rate. Drive as far as you want. No additional mileage charge. Pay only for the gas you use BudoBt RJ id RentaCap GET AWAY ON A WEEKEND WJTH A "GET-AWAY RATE" CALL. 328-6555 Bill Hunter, general manager of the WHA Edmonton Oilers, when asked about the draft, said he had no comment to make "I don't know what you are talking about." The WCHL players drafted were identified as Clark Gillies of Regina Pats and Mike Rogers of Calgary Centennials, by Edmonton; Ron Greschner of New Westminster Bruins and Ron Chipperfield of Brandon Wheat Kings, by Vancouver Blazers; Greg Joly of Regina Pats, by Phoenix; Dave Williams of Swift Current Broncos, by Cincinnati; captain Dave Inkpen. of Edmonton Oil Kings, Terry Ruskowski of Swift Current, Bob Bourne of Saskatoon Blades, Cam Connor of Flin Flon Bombers, Danny Gare and Jerry Holland of Calgary, and John Paddock of Brandon. Gillies, in a telephone interview, said he had received a call from his agent informing him he'd been selected in the first round of the two-round draft by the Oilers. "It's news to said Rogers. "I haven't heard a thing." Inkpen said he'd caught wind of something about a draft but would not say if he had been personally contacted about it. Greschner, in a telephone interview, said "I heard it was going to be held Monday or sometime this week but I hadn't heard anything about what happened." Chipperfield said he'd heard rumors. "They've been in contact with my lawyers but not myself." Bids must be in by Mar. 1 The Alberta Amateur Softball Association would like to remind aii iwals and district fastball and slowpitch teams that the final bids for ho'ting a provincial playoff finai should be submitted no later than Mar. 1. Ail bids following the guidelines of the AASA handbook should be in the hands of president Bob Branagh of 577 Northmount Dr. N.W., Calgary by this date. All men's and women's provincial playoff sites are open to bids with the exception of the midget "A" boys' and girls' and the bantam "A" girls' ptaydowns. Mets9 coach named best at his position in Alberta Junior League Longhorns win, Maxwell gets early shower Coach Stan Maxwell finally got to tell referee Gerry Gray what he thought of him Tuesday night, and none of it was good. Maxwell has had a running feud with Gray for the better part of the Alberta Junior Hockey League season. But up untii Tuesday night Maxwell was always around at the end of the game to get in the final word. Not, however, last night. Maxwell got the gate at the end of the second period. All was not lost, however, as Maxwell's Longhorns dumped Drumheller Falcons 5-2 in a game that saw two minor skirmishes. Gary Meers, Darcy O'Sullivan, Ken Klinkhammer, Bernie Syrenne and Brad Cox scored for the Longhorns while Greg Jabusch and Ken Morgan replied for Drumheller. Most of the trouble in Tuesday's game surrounded Dennis Bechtold of the Falcons. In a game in Drumheller a few weeks back, Bechtold scratched up the face of Klinkhammer pretty good after jumping the Lethbridge player from behind. Until last night Bechtold rode the bench on trips to Lethbridge. He didn't Tuesday and that's where the trouble started and stopped. Longhorns served four minors and a like number of majors and game misconducts. Drumheller, on the other hand, served 18 penalties including five majors and four game misconducts. Longhorns outshot the Falcons 43-28 while building up period leads of 2-1 and 3-2. Red Deer Rustlers turned in a high powered performance Tuesday night as they smashed Calgary Canucks 10-4 to clinch first place in the league. Barry Lassitter led the Red Deer attack with three goals while Iry Bowles and Brian Sutler fired two each. Kelly Bunn, Pete Skrabyk and Terry Wittchen hit for one each. Tops for Calgary was Don Cairns, who potted two goals. Jerry Bancks and Dean Magee shared the others. Red Deer broke open the game with five unanswered goals in the third period. Calgary led 3-2 in first period and Red Deer produced a 5-4 edge by the end of the second. Red Deer served five of eight minor penalties. Calgary served two of three majors and the only misconduct in the game. Red Deer outshot Calgary 10-33. Meanwhile, Longhorns announced that they will finish off the home part of their schedule Sunday after- noon at Henderson Ice Centre. Longhorns were to play Calgary Canucks Saturday night. However, with the Ed Bruchet night proceedings set for the same evening local officials decided to move the game to Sunday rather than conflict with the dinner. Game time Sunday is set for two o'clock. Meanwhile Doug Messier, in his first season with Edmonton Mets, has been named the AJHC's coach of the year. The league announced today that Messier had 59 points in voting by coaches, managers and reporters in the six cities with AJHL teams. Cec Swanson of Red Deer Rustlers was second with 44 points. Five points were awarded for a first-place vote and three for second place. The Mets, with only four holdovers from last year and 13 midget-aged players, have clinched a playoff berth Before taking over the coaching duties, Messier played with Portland of the Western Hockey League and coached in minor and senior hockey. Ralph Burgess of Calgary Canucks, last year's top coach, was third with 14 points, followed hy Stan Maxwell of Lethbridge Longhorns and John Chapman of the Pass Red Devils. Cox notches marker Brad Cox, not in the picture, scores for the Lethbridge Long- horns Tuesday night as they dumped Drumheller Falcons 5-2 in Alberta Junior Hockey League action. The game saw two separate altercations take place, neither were of the serious nature however. Open ears could stop NFL strike MIAMI (AP) The big stumbling block in forthcoming contract negotiations between the National Football League club owners and the players' association may be the simple refusal by each side to listen to what the other has to say. John Thompson, executive director of the NFL management council, said Tuesday he is confident that a players' strike can be averted, but cautioned that "for reasons of strategy" one side or the other may go into next month's bargaining with a hard-nosed attitude. One major issue will be the continued, and expanded, use of artificial playing surfaces. An independent committee on artificial turf and player safety, commissioned by the NFL management council and rejected at the outset by the players' association, presented its findings at a news conference. John Brodie, a committee member who retired at the 'end of the 1973 season as quarterback of San Francisco '49ers, said he believed that the committee's recommendations, including the standardization of artificial playing surfaces, would be less than enthusiasti- cally received by the players' association, and that such an attitude could extend to the bargaining table. "The reluctance to listen for relucance sake might be where it is at the said Brodie. "I just hope this really isn't the case." Dr. Bill McColl, an offensive end with Chicago Bears in the 1950s and now an orthopedic surgeon, headed the commi'tee, which included Dr. James Garrick, a consultant to the players' association. STOTTLEMYRE INKS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) Mel Stottlemyre moved closer to becoming the first pitcher in New York Yankee history Tuesday when he signed a contract for the 1974 season. Stottlemyre agreed to terms for a reported after a hour meeting with club president Gabe Paul. Tollestrup, Letham named all-stars SASKATOON (CP) League champion University of Alberta Golden Bears and the last place University of Saskatchewan Huskies placed two men each on the Canada West University Athletic Association basketball all-star team announced Tuesday night. Alberta's two top scorers. Steve Panteluk and Wally Tolleslrup, were selected as forwards on the first all-star team. Voting was done by coaches, who could not select their own players Huskie guard Dean Paris, who led the league in scoring, was joined by teammate Bob Thompson at centre and Calgary hotshot Don Lament at the other guard spot. Guard Steve Ignatavicios and centre Mike Frisby of Alberta were named to the second team, along with guard Blake iverson and forward Ralph Turner of University of British Columbia The other forward post was won by Phi] Lethani of Lethbridge. Meanwhile Dean Fans hooped 25 points in his final game of the season last weekend to capture the Canada West University Athletic Association Basketball scoring championship. He edged teammate Bob Thompson and Don Lamont in league statistics released Tuesday night. Fans averaged 17.8 points in 20 games, compared with a 17.5-poinl average for Thompson and final mark of 17.3 points a game. Thompson led hi rebounds while Brent Farch of Calgary nipped Steve Panteluk of the league champion University of Alberta Golden Bears in the accuracy race with a 4.94 mark. Ralph Turner of University of British Columbia led with an accuracy mark 817 hi free throws, while Panteluk was second with .775. Thompson totalled 220 rebounds, nipping teammate Roger Ganes. In order behind third-place Lamont. the top 10 scorers block-oil, H78 14 16551 G78-1S 1825) H78 15 1855) J78 15 !8851 No node. 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