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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THI LFTHNIDOI HIRALD ialurdoy, January I, Sonthivest finals go this evening Four clubs survive first round play The second annual South- west Boy's Basketball Confer- ence tournament was knocked down to four teams after the first round of action Friday night. All eight teams In (he South- w e a t Conference originally sought tho championship title, but four clubs were reeled to the sidelines in the two-day sin- gle-knockout tourney last night. The Winston Churchill Bull- dogs, Stirling Lakers, Milk River Comets and the Taber W. R. Myers Trotters survived the first round of play while Coaldale Kate Andrews Gaels, Fort Macleod W. P. Walsh, the host Picture Butle Sugar Kings and Vauxhall Vikings will have to wait another year for a chance at the title. The fifth place Winston Churchill Bull dogs official opened the t w o-day evei bouncing Kate Andrews Gae 6M1. The Bulldogs were nc-vi really threatened during tl battle, maintaining quarti leads of 17-9, 32-21 and 44-29. SKIING WITH (jfj Alpine Director, Canadian National Ski Team. I-Intermediate- TIMING AND COORDINATION At the beginning of each ski 'season, It Is important to work on your tiijiing and coordination. Timing is the key to skiing well. You must learn exactly when to rise up and start the un- weighted part of the turn, and when to sink down and drive the ski into its new position. It is important that you do not attempt to rush these move- ments; each separate movement is necessary for a smooth turn. Practise this timing and coordination in long linked turns back and forth across the fall line on an intermediate slope. Remember, it Is f once you have a few turns behind you. Minor hockey Three shutouts were regis- tered in Pee Wee division action Friday night. Brian Robinson's third per- iod marker gave the Totems a 1-0 victory over the Blues white Mike Craig and Billy Boyce slapped in a goal apiece to give the Canucks a 2-0 win over the Tigers. Scott Young earned the shut- out in the nets for the Can- ucks. In the other contest, Richard Van Luyk, Duane Ptytia and Todd Takeyasu rifled in a two goals each to pace the Vikings to a 6-0 victory over the Fly- ers. Troy Dickson picked up his second shutout of the season blanking the Flyers, A three-goal effort by Don Miller in the final 20 minutes of play carried the Stampeders to a 5-3 victory over the Com' ets in Midget League action. Ed Frache and Ken Siebert added singles for the Stamps. Tom Keanealy notched a pair for the Comets. Mark Campbell added a single. IrlcAdam sizzles in hoop action Doug's and Gapri came up with wins in the Commercial Basketball League Thursday evening. In the first game Doug's dumped Inatso 36-13 in a game shortened due to the late arri- val of the Inatso dub. John Taylor hooped 10 points for the winners. Roger McAdam scorched the hoop with 27 points to lead Capri to a narrow 65-53 win over Kimura's in the second game of the evening. Jim Campbell clicked for 25 points for Kimura's. Monday Kimura's play the Junior College at the Civic Cen- tre at eight while Inatso is in Cards ton. INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL BATTERIES All wilh an International Guarantor GROUP 1 6 VOLT 110 amp hours 1 _f Reg. 35.09 I Did I GROUP 1 6 VOLT Q J f" 1 7.4 J 135 amp hours Reg. 29.92 GROUP 3 i VOLT 150 amp hours An R.g. 35.44 J.U4 GROUP 4-6 VOLT 165 amp houri AT JLA 39.53 J.07 GROUP 24H 12 VOLT BATTERY riis iHC, Chec., UWL, Dodge, Fargo and most cars. 60 nmp hours. Rag. 32.40 l fit I INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER CO. OF CANADA LTD. 304 STAFFORD DRIVE, LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3125 SULLY SAYS i -By Pat Suttwanl rJTHE half way mark has been reached in the 1971- 72 season of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and things are rather bleak for the Lethbridge Sugar Kings. Kings are in a battle for the fourth and final playoff berth, and while there is no need to panic in early January, there is cause for a great deal of concern. The situation is deplorable. Last year the Kings lost to Red Deer Rustlers in the Alberta final. The Rustlers went on to win the Canadian junior tier-two crown. Rustlers lost 13 play- ers from the team that won the dominion title, Kings lost four due to age and all but four others to Scotty Munro and his Calgary Centennials. Munro, for the uninformed, purchased a half interest in the Sugar Kings prior to the 1970-71 season. As a result, the Kings are going no place fast. They are a mere two points out of sixth place in a league that has two expansion clubs, Calgary Can- ucks and Drumheller Falcons. Kings were blasted 10-1 by the Canucks Tuesday, a club that isn't nine goals better than any team in the league, let alone the Kings. The problem is sim- ple. Kings don't have the horses and no solution is apparent. When you're in fifth place the last thing you need is to lose your top scorer. The Kings did, to the Centennials of the Western Canada Hockey League. Munro and his club are in first place and the Kings nearly in last place but Mike.Clarke was called up to the Centennials for the remainder of the season. It makes no sense at all. Sugar Kings are, at present, calling Henderson Lake Ice Centre home. Hopes are, in the not too dis- tant future, that a new Arena will be built. For what? A grooming place for Munro's Centennials or his World Hockey Association Broncos? Who reeds it? Three years ago the Kings lost to the Western Canada champion Regina Pats with a team loaded with local talent. Since Munro has arrived on the scene even a program doesn't help. Before, you at least knew some of the players personally. Such is no longer the case. The people of Lethbridge are, in the very near future, going to be asked for donations for a new Arena, either personally or through taxes. How can you solicit for something which will be of very little value to our own sons and daughters, at least as matters stand now. Munro, as long as he has the bargaining power as part owner of the Kings, will continue to keep the Sugar Kings a glorified juvenile team. It has happen- ed before. When a young fellow shows promise, off he goes and most times does not return, or returns when the damage has been done as far as the Kings' are concerned. Munro told King manager Syd Hall that the Kings had best produce this time around or he would severe relations. Better words the Kings couldn't hear. The experiment didn't work. Officials of the Sugar. Kings, founding members of the Alberta League, have been unjustly criticized. They kept hockey alive when it was almost dead. I can remember nights when the players outnumbered the fans. We were on our way back heading into last season. Now, I'm afraid, we are on a downhill trend. I am also afraid officials of the Kings made a mis- lake with the Munro deal and I'm sure they realize it. Let us not condemn them. The first half of the season has been a long one or the Kings. They start into half number two this weekend with a game tonight at wih Red Deer Rustlers and with Drumheller Falcons Sunday at two. Kings are not going to win the Alberta Junior Hockey League this year, as it was perhaps thought after last year. There are too many weaknesses. Maybe things will be different next season. Pos- sibly Munro will sever relations with the locals and we can get back to being the LETHBRIDGE Sugar Kings. We aren't setting the world on fire with im- wrt players, so let's see what we can do with our own fellows. I would be remiss if. I didn't thank the fine people of Claresholm for their certificate of commendation afforded myself and The Lethbridge Herald for our support of the Summer Games held in ClareshoJm ast August. It was my pleasure to be of some assis- :ance, of which very little was needed. The Games went off without a hitch because you people made it so. WRESTLING EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MONDAY, JAN. 10 8.30 p.m. N.A. TITLE BOUT. NO DISQUALIFICATIONS KURT VON HISS v> BIO JOHN QUINN TOMASSO and BASIC vi SITO lie THI INFAMOUS TOR KAMATA va BOB NRIE IELAPONTI n ANSON 1UICK n SULIIVAN MARTEL vi BUTCHER >OX OFFICE OPINS 7 P.M. Welch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJOC-TV Jack Chymboryk and Ken Nakama paced the Bulldog attack hooping IS points apiece while Richard Low notched 1 points in a losing cause. In the second of th evening, Stirling pf Fort Macleod in the team and fourth to dump the Flyers 7042. Spencer Zaugg swished 23 points and Desi McKee 21 fo the Lakers, who held quarter leads of 10-8, 37-1B and 52-3 while Jim Van Wyck rinune 12 for the Flyers. The host Picture Butte Sugar Kings held the league-leadin Milk River Comets to flv points in UK final quarter, bu just couldn't close the gap t suffer a 63-42 decision. The Comets, who sport a record in league play picked u a slim 14-11 lead after the firs quarter and increased it to 48- 29 in the second. The third quarter salted away the victory for the Comets as they out-scored the Sugar Kings 21-11. Randy Evers and Sliayn Jaffreys netted 14 points apiece for the Lakers while Ron Nieboer and Kevin Gibb flipped in eight points each fo the host school. Taber W. R. Myers Trotters went wild last night hammer ing Hie Vauxhall Vikings 90-4 in the final game of the eve- ning. The Trotters racked up a 27-! ead after the first quarter arc left the court with a 54 margin aflor the second. The Vikings didn't find the Trotters any different in second half as they watched he gap increase to 74-36 afte the third quarter of play. BUI Anderson and Rob Han sen led the Trotters' potent at tack with IB points each while Jake Rempel managed 14 for the Vikings. Action resumed thla after noon at when the Bull dogs took on the Lakers in one semi-final match while at p.m. the 'Cornell eichmged shots with the Trotters in the other. The losers In the seml-fina! game will hit the floor again at 7 p.m. for the third place trophy while the winners will meet in the championship game at p.m. All games will be staged -at the Picture Butte High School rymnasium. Zeniths win in opener Magrath Zeniths and Ray. mood Comets were to have met in a regular Southern Al- berta High School Basketball ue game Friday evening ut chejiged their plans. Instead of a league game the wo south dubs travelled to algary for the St. Francis in- ritational tourney. Comets, may wish they had stayed and layed the scheduled league ;ame. Zeniths, on the other land, are quite happy they made the trip. Comets dropped a 54-42 ver- ict to Winnipeg Dakota Lan- and were dropped to the consolation side of the two-day tourney. Zeniths, meanwhile, put on strong fourth quarter surge i move past Crescent Heights -owboys of Calgary 57-49. The Magrath squad, who led 27-24 at half time, were paced i the 19-point performance of Uston Burns. Rick Pomomar Upped in with 13. Zeniths now leet Calgary St. Francis rowns, hosts of the event, for ie right to advance to the 'Urnament final tonight. Walter Zobell had a strong ame for the Comets despite cir loss as he hooped M oinls. Cornels trailed the tall- r Winnipeg squad 2G-23 at half ne. WHERE ARE