Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thursday, February 28, 1974 Clippers, Blazers capture pennant The Claresholm Clippers and Vulcan Blazers proved to be the best in their respective divisions of the Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League during the 1973-74 season. The Clippers captured the south division pennant title with 19 wins, three losses and two ties for 40 points while the Blazers were tops in the north division with 13 victories, six defeats and three stalemates for 29 points. The Lethbridge Midget Elks placed second in the south division with a 14-7-3 record for 31 points and were followed by the Lethbridge Kinsmen Warriors who chalked up 26 points on 12 wins. 10 losses and a pair of ties ANOTHER FIRST FOR LETHBRIDGE THE WORLD CHAMPION TRIOKA PLAYERS Playing as Partners Mr George Duff of 1009 18th St N and Hugh Olson of 310 24th St S were officially declared World Champions at a recent tour- nament held in Lethbridge. Second place in the north division went to the Standard Lions and High River Imperials with 21 points each while the league cellar was held by the Okotoks Oilers who managed only four wins and two ties in 23 games for 10 points. The final league statistics also showed Mike Boychuk of the Elks as being the bad man of the south division during the 1973-74 season. Boychuk picked up 116 minutes of penalties during the year while Calvin Siray of the Crowsnest Pass Cascades was right behind with 107. High River currently holds a one-game lead in their best- of-three series against Standard in the north division playoffs while the Elks are leading the Warriors by one game in their best of threee series in the south The winners of the north series will meet Vulcan in their division finals while the winners of the south series will take on Claresholm in their division finals. The second game of the Elks' Warriors" series will be held at at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre Sunday night Golf meeting set Monday The Indian Hill Golf Club will stage an important organizational meeting Monday night. The 7-30 p m meeting to be held in the basment of the Coaldale Town Hall building has been organized to discuss the completion and operation of the golf course for the 1974 season. Streak snapped, Celtics beaten The woodchopper Heavyweight champion George Foreman chops wood as part of his training for the March 26 title fight against Ken Norton. The two will fight it out in Caracas, Venezuela. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston Celtics don't have Buffalo Braves to kick around anymore. After losing every one of the 22 regular-season games played between the two clubs in the four seasons the Braves have been in the National Basketball Association, the Braves finally bounced back Wednesday night and whipped the Celtics 122-104. "I didn't know if we'd ever beat the said Bob McAdoo, who had every right to wonder. Last Friday night, he scored the NBA's season-high of 52 points, but the Celtics still won 116-109. "I was beginning to feel we were snakebit playing this Munro, Ginell fined SASKATOON (CP) Coaches Scotty Munro of Calgary Centennials and Pat Ginell of Victoria Cougars were fined each Wednesday as president Ed Chynoweth of the Western Canada Hockey League continued his crackdown on rowdy play. The fines followed a game in Calgary last Friday when both benches were emptied in a brawl. "It is obvious to me that neither coach showed any control over said Chynoweth. "In fact, after reviewing the referee's report, it would appear both coaches took turns sending players on the ice." He said players sent from the bench were "victims of circumstance." said McAdoo, who contributed 37 points to Wednesday's win. With the win, Buffalo moved seven games ahead of Atlanta Hawks in the battle for the fourth playoff in the Eastern Conference. In Wednesday's other -games, Kansas City-Omaha Kings trimmed Atlanta Hawks 85-76, Capital Bullets downed Seattle SuperSonics 104-100, Los Angeles Lakers beat Milwaukee Bucks 110-108 and Chicago Bulls defeated' Phoenix Suns 107-95. In the American Basketball Association, Kentucky Colonels, whipped Virginia Squires 104-83, San Antonio Spurs topped New York Nets 107-103, Denver Rockets tripped Indiana Pacers 118-114 and San Diego Conquistadors edged Carolina Cougars 119- 117. Kings 85 Hawks 76 John Block's five points powered Kansas City-Omaha on a nine-point tear in the fourth quarter that dealt Atlanta's playoff chances another blow. Lakers 110 Bucks 108 Happy Hairston's 22 points and Gail Goodrich's 20 led the Lakers, who now have a five- game winning streak. Bullets 104 Sonics 100 Phil Chenier tossed in 25 points, 21 in the second half, and Elvin Hayes, the NBA's leading rebounder, contributed 27 rebounds and 24 points. Bulls 107 Suns 95 Chicago held Phoenix to 12 points in the first period and Howard Porter came off the bench to fire in 18 points in the second quarter as the Bulls built a 28-point lead at the half. Volkswagen introduces the per feet ca r for its time. The perfect car for its time is a new Volkswagen called Dasher, a remarkable car that does everything you want a carto do these days. For example, high power and good gas mileage normally don't go together. But Dasher has an as- tounding new, four-cylinder engine that does a hot 0-50 in 8.5 seconds and also gets 28 miles out of the If you're like most people you want a roomy car. And you want lots of trunk space. But you also don't want a big car. Well, Dasher solves the problem. Technical innovations some of them will amaze kept Dasher's machinery incredibly com- pact. 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A few weeks ago Montreal Canadiens boss Sammy Pollock predicted that the Russians soon would surpass Canadians in hockey superiority because there simply are so many Russians playing the game. What Pollock overlooked is the fact that now so many Americans are playing hockey that eventually the U.S.A. could skate, one-two, with Russia at the top of the hockey world; with Canada a poor third. A few NHL stars who played their college hockey in the United States were asked about America's threat to Canadian hockey supremacy. Here's what they said: "There's no said Red Berenson of the Detroit Red Wings, "that American players are inferior to Canadians. There's always been a shortage of good coaching and good facilities in the U.S. so American players just haven't had the same opportunity to develop as they do in Canada. "But I think the future is bright for Americans. In terms of numbers, competition and organization the U.S is catching up to Canada. The reason is simply that American players are getting more ice time. With more expansion there should be more Americans turning pro." Like Berenson, Keith Magnuson of the Chicago Black Hawks is a Western Canadian who attended an American university. He has watched'the growth of American hockey carefully in the past few years. "When I played for Denver said Magnuson, "nearly all the players were Canadian. Now it's half-Canadian, half-American, and more Americans are on the way. "The American players tend to be bigger than Canadians, yet they lack the aggressiveness that most Canadian players have. There's no doubt that Americans have a bright future in big-league hockey." Cliff Koroll, who roomed and played with Magnuson in Denver and Chicago, shares Keith's optimism about American stickhandlers. "We're going to see more and more Americans coming into the NHL within the next five to ten said Koroll. "Americans are getting more ice time, so they automatically are becoming better players. I can see it now in Chicago where there hardly were any rinks a few years ago. Now, they're all over the place." A mistake made by many hockey pundits is that we now are experiencing the first American hockey revolution. Actually, there was one such American revolution in pre-war days and Major Frederic McLaughlin, then owner of the Chicago Black Hawks, spurred it along. McLaughlin believed that Americans could play NHL hockey as well as Canadians and urged his scouts to find the best available U.S. talent. The Major's plan eventually brought the Windy City a Stanley Cup in 1938. Coached by Bill Stewart of Massachusetts, the Black Hawks defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs three games- to one in the best-of-five series for the Cup. Among the American stars on that Chicago team were Mike Karakas, Carl Voss, Virgil Johnson, Lou Trudel and Doc Romnes. Deb Borzel named to second team SASKATOON (CP) University of British Columbia Thunderettes had two players selected unanimously to the Canada West University Athletic Association Women's Basketball all-star team named Wednesday. Scoring leader Liz Silcott was selected as guard and Carol Turney at forward in the voting of league coaches who could not pick their own players. Wendy Martin of University of Alberta Pandas was picked as the other first-team guard. Karen Kusler of University of Saskatchewan Huskiettes was named at the other forward position and Edna Ritchie of University of Victoria Vikettes at centre Guard Barb Wilson and forward Debbie Borzel of Saskatchewan were named to the second team, along with Bev Barnes of UBC at centre, Lorna McHattie of Victoria at guard and Amanda Holloway of Alberta at forward. Meanwhile Silcott of UBC Thunderettes maintained her lead in the CWUAAWBL scoring race last weekend. 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