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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The Flames are for real Boom Boom in a whisper sets down his critics Wednetdey, January 3, 1973 THE LFTH6RIBC! HERAID f SULLY SAYS -By Pat Sullivan By AL COLLETTI NEW YORK (CP) The Boomer was down to a whisper, dampen the enthusiasm of Ber-' He admits he drhes his play- iso busy in fact thai he hasn't Eie (Boom Boom) Getirfrioa ers hard as coach but they have much time In worn' about the at has worked harder responded by proving they Ere ulcer that cost him his first poking a bit of fun at his critics than any lime in his life to help no first-season doormats with a coaching job with N who figured by Christmas he would be neatly buried in the FJernes I wreckage of an expansion flop. I club in But laryngitis could noi I League. newly-minted Atlanta record approaching the .500 3 successful expansion mark. the National Hockey j He keeps busy. 100 York Rangers. guess the Boomer fooled a c-t of them." Geoffrion wias- Harris. Buchanan are named NFL names top rookies SHOWING HIS STUFF Wilt Chamberlain the style that has. co-ried through National Basket- ball Asjoc'C'.'c.T The ciant centre of the Ics Angeles the rr'les'ors Monday in a ocrre vvirh The Seattle fans gave him a standing ovation. The Lckers won 105-103. {AP Wlrephoto) Bucks can't win BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Do New York Kick? have Milwaukee Eucis rsye'r.fd? No. insists Mil .-.-aukee Larry Coste'-lo, who watched his club drop its IKh straight Na- Tollestrup sidelined indefinitel Trie University of Lotlibrldge Proofboms w-_il face the Call- pary Cascades in an exhibition encounter without Jhe services of Phil To'Jestr-up Friday I: has been reported that To'Jesrrjp sintered a right arile in the Mais-troir. rcrat in Great Falis last meek and will be sidelined hdefinite- Tbe cspin-eri the consolation title in the two-cay evert. Meanwhile who has been in-tnime-.tol in the Frongbo.-n's first rises in the Canada West Men's Basketball League with 5-1 record. jora two oilier teammates or, the jtjury list Sill arid Lzrrv Eaker. Va-r.ierows-ii is out for tiie remainder o: season due to s severe" e occ-jnrg Ln the Classic been on the sidelines for the past few weeks ar. e.f. t.-.e v-" "r.-.-t ium. iiena] Basketball Association at Madison Square Gar- dm Tuesday night 1K-M. Yes. says Jerry Lucas of !he Knicks. who helped Bill Bradley psce a fourth-quarter New York surge that produced the victory. 1 Elsewhere in the NBA Tues- day Eight. Cleveland beat Pboe- rvs IH-S3. Buffalo defeated Philadelphia 114-110. Chicago downed Atlanta 1PO-M, Boston v.- hipped Houston 130-110. Cclcien defested Los An- 112-106 and Ponlaud took KiTisss ifri-ST. Tbere were no games sched- tiled in the American Basketball 1 Association. FLOP IN FOVKTJT Milwaukee got 3S points from Kareem AbduWabbar but still bi'ved to the Knicks in what is r e o j-i i E g a characterirdc flop. The last time the two teams rr.e; in New York, the Hnicks sV-'a; ou; the Bucks 1M over the 5Tr niinutes to eke out an victory. A of the IC-iicks think they detect some in the Bucks, who have -.i-m in Xeir York since March IS. 1970. "Yivj can fee it in their, iscej." Lucss. ii cirje dov.-n io the last period. were a l-.nle scat- tered. They lost thetr poise and plsy their normal game." Luces and Bradley scored points each in the fourth quarter New York rally. The ;io-e was 75-75 after three poriods before the Knicks took B'JI suHeesi to there'? r.svcho'.occal about the Knicks "I dor.'t and nei- do r.ty p'ayers." ssid Cos- By HUBERT MIZELL NEW YORK (API Elec- trifying Pittsburgh runner Franco Harris and tough Green Bay comerback Willie Bu- chanon were named Tuesday as National Football League rookies of the year by The As- sociated Press. The 230-pound Harris won in a landslide as the XFL'5 top of- fensive rookie after leadLng Pittsburgh to its first playoff in 40 years.. Buchanon w-as drafted No. 1 from San Diego State and helped give Green Bay the toughest secondary against touchdown passes. He won a comfortable verdict in the de- fensive voting. Harris locked UD 65 of 5S votes hi the AP poll of pro foot- ball writers and the remaining three went to Green Bay place- kicke- Chester Buchanon received Ji votes and Cincinnati safely Tommy Casanova was runner-up with 18. Sherman White, a Bengal defensive end, was nejct with four. DARDEN GET? THREE Other top rookie defenders were Cleveland comerback i Tom Darden with three votes I and Minnesota linebacker Jeff Siemon with two. Getting one apiece were tackles Otus Sis- trunk of Oakland and John MendenbaU of New York C-i- i ants. i Harris, who played in the shadow of all-Arnc-jca Lydell' Mitchell at Penn State, nede the Steeler starting lineup at mid-Eeason and exploded for 1.- 055 .vards. Mitchell was a re- j serve most of the year with Baltimore Colts. j The son of a black father and j Italian mother nm for 5 5.6- yard average, best among NFL running backs, and scored :o touchdowns. He had seven yard games rushing i.icluoling sis straight, which Bed the NFL record of Jim Bnwn. Harris also caught 21 passes I for 160 yards and returned eight kickoffs for a 23-yard avers Buchanon. a I9u-pounder. tercepted four passes to j the Packer lead and started ail 21 Green Lay pre- i season. 14 regtiar season and one a rookie. With the addition of Euchanon BOOMER NO FLOP Cniics figured Boom Bcom Geoffrion would be neatly buried in the wreckage of en ex-cr.sicn But Geoffrion has worked harder than c-.y fl e in his life !o help make the new Allans Fla-r-es c success in tne National League. (CP Hornets Jl need some help ri all JL selling the club tra the banquet credit, pered in his colorful tiurd-per- pattern when the Flames arrived Monday for a game sgainst New York Islanders. i CRITICS FADING HJS fractured French-English speeches seem to go well with the southern charm of Georgia and the fans in Atlanta have caught on to NHL hockey rap- idly and in a big way. Hi crit- ics are dwindling fast. "I know all about them say- :ss the Boomer would be gone before Christmas because be didn't have the temperament to coach a hockey team. "Kell. I guess the Boomer showed them things are a little now." His Llcer. like the famous i snapshot, is a thing of the past. Geoffricn does not try to en- why his Flames are per- forming in a way Its estab- lished Rangers crpjld not three seasons ago. In the 195S-6S season. the Boomer coached the! Rangers, every game produced a kind of b-suma for He ;usi plain Jose or draw. By mid-JsnuaT. ger1.- e-al manEgar Francis re- lieved him and took over the coaching chores, the supposedly repaired ulcer about fo bust wide open. DEALS nTTH STRE55 1 An intense ccimpet'tor b pbyins days with Mnnr-fjj nadiens and the Ranpers. the Boomer apparently has ieamed io channel the stress coaching i produces. Last Saturday mgtr. tije Flames got a 1-1 tie with the Canadians in Montreal but the i Bcomer lost his voice. Geofirioa aad his first success i as coach when he led Quebec Aces to two straight American Hockey League championships Efter be tetnporarily retired as a player in 19W. .An all-star right wing for the Canadiens for 14 seasons, he was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame on Aug. 24, 1P72. His sizzling slapshoi earned h_m rhe r-ickname Boom Boom and ac- counted for many of his SP-5 NHL career goals. He became the second player to score ,V> ;osJs in one season, reaching the milesror.e b 1S61. and he played on seven StaiLey Cttp I 8 JT may bai e been ilondsy, New Year's Day, but for baseball it was the ft ml blow of a disastrous 1972 season. Roberto Clemeute died in a plane crash while on a mercy mission to Nicaragua. His untimely death brought to K the number of deaths baseball saw this past year. The strike that delayed the opening of the 1972 season, and a possible strike to start the 1973 cam- paign, seem insignificant today. Baseball survived the strike and even maintained its bearing; when Gil Hodges and Jackie Robinson died. But Monday's news of the death of Clements rocked the foundation of Abner Doubleday's game. Xobody ever played the game of baseball harder than Clemente. a complex man that legged out every infield grounder as if the World Series were at Etafce. For 13 seasons he survived the much-maligned image of a baseball hypochondriac who could hop out of a hospital bed and kill you with a line double to rigfci. -A- Clememe played in the shadow of home run hitters Kaiik Aaron and Willie Mays in ihe National Basebajl League. Statisiics, however, show the like- able Pntsburgh Piraie oiiifieloer reached a plateau that only 10 other players in history have reached. Sepi. 2. B Surday afternoon. hit rookie Torn Mailack's ouering for a single, h was his S.OOOTh mi. No ever had more hits or runs batted in as a PiTS-te than Clemeate. He maintained a .318 liie- time bailing average and won the XL batting crown four credentials assure hirri of a spoi in basebaii'j Han of Fame wrjiia ihe rninimura five years. The sad pan the; he couid have played four five more He would have bu; hs could have waittd the >T2rs. By THE CANADIAN PRESS. Because the Homers and Dy- Gali Hornets need a little help nazcos have lost [tjurriament i the Ontario international game to the Selects, they need "Ockev to'jmament. even after' two straiEht losses bv the V -Greef W Czechs to' win Lhe chammon- .Bays secondary ,ts__al- Tae50-ay nighi. 'ship. Czechoslovakia, however. team that could help i could clinch cie title tonight By nature Geoffriorj is a listener. For oppoaeais. hes rjl! the hard-rock ''I haie Joar guts': guy. Off the ice. he has aasorbed some of the affability of his new borne base while practising his French-accented Kcurhem-ETyie unite 10 friends. 5 tcy-.-; Cemenlf never ii took fo make the pnsfible. the fsns there would be r.n ot'cx 1; vrj be hard ;o forget his brdhaitt play against the Baltimore Orioles in the 2971 World Series. Frcm a M.OOO bargain draft choice of the Pirates, Ciemenie let his talent blossom him into a reported S150.0CK) a year player. Oerfienie was 38 when he me', his He was on his to deliver supplies to earthquake nctims in Nicaragua, His premature end came while on a noble mission of chanty and neighborly love. Clememe had agreed to head Puerto Piico's earth- quake relief operation. His organization had collected 5150. 000 in cash and tons of clothing and medicine for the survivors. Hi? wife. Vera Christiana, said had been on the verge of cancelling the flight. She quoted him as saying "If there's one more thine, one more we -.rill leave everything until tomorrow.'1 The thins, v. harever i; was. never came. The Governor, upon announcing the Pittsburgh .All-Star outfielder officially dead, ordered three days of mourning because of "the death of the great Puerto Rican Roberto Clemente." Baseball will long mourn Llie loss of Clemente. It won': be the same without him Cliipperfield lowance of NFL mark of sit Beugstou fired by Sail Diego SAN DEGO (API Veteran assistant coach Phil Bensstor. finxi from Lhe San Dieco Chargers foothsll staff TuesdaV. nvo after returning temporary duty as coacii of New England Patriots. Bengston. 59. was rcade direo- '.or of player taler.t in 197.' after joining the Chargers as defen- sive coach in 197L A ierse in the Chargers said on'y gsion and Torn ment cf the relieved of their duties." who piay host Thursday night to iurdeteaied Prasue Selects o f: plays five games in the totima- _ ment which ends Sanrrday. JNatlVt? SO11> 9-1 i The Gait win in Kingston be- j In Kingston. Steve Hunt's i fore fans created a three-'. goal at of the third period Lethbridse Vs Men's Native I way tie for firs: plsce in the 15-1 snapped a tie and gave Gait Sons saw Botilinc of the game tournament involving the win. Vance Miiiar. Pete Recreation Lesrje erjp; t-tres? clubs and three Bt-annan. Dierricn and for five coals in the third pe- fror.; tlie Ontario Hockey .Asso- Steve DeGurse got the otier riod to down the Sera in an 1 Jenior A series. goals for the Homers, who hold exhibition Uecnssdav. PiMZMe. and Moscow Dy- first place in the senior league. clubs were lied 3-3 .is-.-.os rave six poiitrs apiece., Mike Fianniga.1. Ken Reid. one period whiie uhe Sons -.tore titan Kingston. Owen Gary Hart and Les Colligan re- took E 6-i to the so'jnd DoA-ntowTiers and Tinira plied for tr.-e Aces, who were dressing room sfter'nro. of f.ux-ien are winless aiter outshoi Brian ilurkin and Richard tr.-eo g-iin'.es. Gary Milroy. one of five pick- Chollack paced the Bottlers in game Tues- ups from Orillia. scored tiiree Sindes cl.'.y. Foresters of the goals to spark Brantford bvfctre went to Jim Dundass. Jack se'ti'r 'o.'giic e.igod Tinira 5-: l.n? hometown fans. Terry Fleming. Totn Vip. Gary Ksrr- t.1 the Swedes losing MrKnight. Jim Cochrane and five Tlte Jopjl Kali addeii Lhe otller ciir.-.ped S-; by Brantfrrd goals and Ksri-Giin- Ortl.l.i Tirrifrs c: the senior na_- Eklmd. Ake Soderberg, earlier exhibition Lsge Edin and Kakan Petters- iv-'.e-t sen clicked for Sweden. Br THE CANADIAN sro-ed fo- the Bomber'. h.viey p'.ajers wo'jld be The Tigers, placing their first satisfied to score four goals in a league game since competing in stsme just once a seasor- the World Cup tournament in Ran Chrpperfieid of Brandon the United States, held 5-2 Kings did it for the fifth frige going into the final period- But RIBS ITaBrer scored CB i rt'wer play st 10-53 to sal-age tv tip for the Blarers and give tL-e in rhe Can- Hoi-key League Season Ti-esday right to help the VTbeatjes dump Flin Flon Bombers 7-5. 1- other rames. Saskatoon Blades and Meoiciae Kat Tigers Nits tiDwrjed. Victoria Cougars S-l in a battle of western clivi- a two-point edge randon in ills batlje for first len and Dennis K'isio. pjsyers. Ross WaLKer. Gary Or Alhert Heaihcwe. Ken Klir.kharr.- Brir-r. Cave and Terry PiVia. replied for the Sons. 'Hers. The Sw.f; the Pats ivas'post- inipossi'r.e. ABC e MONTREAL 'CPi The Monireal OrcanizinC Com- n-.iiie? for ihe I? 7 6 Surainfr Olympicf snnounc-ed loda? it has siaic-d a million COQ- fact ihr American Broadcasiins; Co. i ABC> for icJevJejoiz id ihe Gamps. The us than most for one reason Pain tolerance higher in hockey players says doctor i'itn 7: points, one more thirj Ciark Lang. .'nn Kick Blight complemented Psvidsor, and Poag'Hicks OWNER TRANSFERRED MUST SELL HOME IN LAKEVIEW 1 iip 2 bed. rooms and bolh down. Phont By AI. COU.KTTI YORK touch hockey cm-. Ut'- eraie pain ivtter most athletes, pro F.VV- three dvvtoiv h.ive ohsorMXl fcveril Na'.ional Htvkey j'l.iycrs hurt r.i I'-.o icv. p.iin is pr.rt cf Ilie p'...n in liii. key. ".T.i and ovon p.-ri i: the g.inio." says utility .lyer Glen Sulhcr o! Vofk Rangers. JoV.n Ronie.l. ;i f.i-v.e.- T' e P.I '1 I'I'.MU- HlP I'r.iM'IMly Vi'.i.-limclni .it X.-illlc, lip'.cj Uip lassie rc.ifra (or ir.e hookoy player's resistance to p.iin i.s the type of persiin- a'.ity encaging in a sport that is toughor than meet. left winser Germain Gacnon of Now York Island- ers broke his ankle in tile sec- ond period of a recent panic, ho did not quit in pain, but continued to play and even scored a in Uie closing seconds The il'Xtors weren't surpris- ed at his Indifference Io pa'n- Dr. Erotica says the p-inie's fast notion croates in the play- vr intense concpnlralion on 'MI be s anil i> coini.- on nroiinil him on HIP Ice. Ttw pla.Mpr's brain hasn't really time to reac'. Io pain. In a lengthy article on pain, hockey writer G.-if- fer of New York Daily Ni-ws delves more deeply into it in interviews with Dr. Eoinc.i and team physicians Drs. Allan Levy of the Islanders and M'ilh'am Lieblcr of tlie Rangers. In explaining the player's reaction to pain. Dr. Romcit told Gaffer: brain is un.'ible to lun- dle more Ulan a few things at one time. Concentrating in- tensely, the plnyi-r i? IkTllOM' r.illl Ivo.U'.-C is to l1'-' hlcm. Onlv many unpulscs :i brain and pain r.vA" o.t tile 01 c nuv.iv.riion .--.oils from souval said llio :'.i; ho'.-. .1 momlvr o: a ami ri-: of Hie crowd is a factor. It's a key lac- the psyrhexlraamics lYl.tlimisliips." in the locker rixmi o[ Dr. lionica says. r being stitcliod or re- Di-s and LieMer agreed wilh'Pr. Dr. luvkcy ers arc nv.ich more than otlior atiiletes. one 01 tliesc Int. he dwsn'l realize ii ho's so IID Off the ice? "We're just like otlior people." says Snth- er. Oie Rangvr who is use.1 to soften the opposition. Tne 19-ye.u-iil.-i Satlier. majored in child and runs a Ixxkey school off season, says players' ability to v lii-stand CiX-s b.u'k "We d ths older uing to p.ay althougii blood was streaming on; a cut. At lhal le'.el. there no one stitching up the wounds. You just kept o.i playing, aecept- i'ic injury as a minor l! was an attitude we pick- ed up from the olAcr fellows at first and from our coaches b.ter.' On ,1 luvlsiy '.earn like Rangers, Sat her says. a certain pride, a iMmar.iderio.' I'.'f nn'v 'T.-.s.i- dor't ;