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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, January 8, 1975 ANDY CAPP Pat Sullivan WHAT 'AVEI TOLD VOU E SEEMS A VERY NICE 6LOKE TO ME, MOTHER Lethbridge Broncos, in the face of adversity, have held up very well I would have to say, I'm not looking to avoid an issue that certainly is of concern to the Broncos and the team's officials. The Broncos have had their share of trouble winning games in the Western Canada Hockey League once they leave the Sportsplex. However, in some instances, extremes have been gone to that are neither fair to the players nor of much sense. 1 sat in on the press conference the Bronco management called last week. Coach Earl Ingarfield and Bill Burton both made clear their cases. They are not pleased with the way the Broncos have played on the road and are looking to do Miami plCtVer displaying Ills something about it. ________r J o With only five wins in 18 away games the locals have to pull up their socks, start hitting and if possible, winning. "We're nut looking for miracles away from said Burton. "We just feel we are not getting all we can out of the players on road trips. It is the job of Burton and Ingarfield to tell the players ex- actly what they are1 doing wrong. When things are not sailing along smoothly on the team the bulk of the responsibility drops squarely on the shoulders of these two men. Thus far, they have handled the situation quite well.' Ingarfield cannot leave the box and take part in the play. Once the puck is dropped and play begins, it is up to the players to perform to the best of their ability. LET'IM FOOL YOU LIKE 'E FOOLEC> ME- BELIEVE ME, I'VE SEEN THE FOLLY OF NOW C'MON, MISSUS, DON'T BE A SPOIL-SRDR.T LET 'ER SEETHERXLY OF IT, TOO Tarkenton blasts Warfield NEW ORLEANS (AP) well, was jolted Tuesday when The mood of the Super Bowl, Viking quarterback Fran and perhaps a touch of Tarkenton lambasted a couple Minnesota's confidence as of 1974's also-rans. Tarkenton criticized quarterback Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders and wide receiver Paul Warfield of Cardston, Magrath teams defeat LCI, Churchill The visitors were the victors Tuesday night in Southern Alberta 4A high school basketball action. The Magrath junior and senior teams took the measure of the Winston Churchill teams and the Cardston juniors and seniors defeated the LCI squads. In the Senior game at Churchill, Magrath Zeniths dropped the Bulldogs 55-42, led by the 16 points off the hot shooting hand of Ron Barker. The Zeniths held a 22-21 lead at the half but took full control in the second stanza. Barry Mehew hooped 13 and Don Mehew 12 for the losers and Perry Mirkovich had a high of ,10 for the Bulldogs. In the junior contest the Magrath Eagles dumped the Churchill Mastiffs 50-37 after leading 27-15 at half time. Alan Wilde hooped 12 points for the winners and Ed Parker was high man for Churchill with nine. The Cardston Cougars handled the LCI Rams 55-44 in their game at the LCI. The Cougars held a narrow four point edge at half time. 23- 19, but added seven more to the lead by the final buzzer. Rod Beazer had a big night for the Cougars with 28 points while Gary Sinclair was high for the Rams with 16. Minor Hockey roundup "And so we said a group of Bronco players Sunday after they had defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 5 3 to regain sole possession of second place in the eastern division of the WCHL. "We know we have been poor performers on the they continued. "But don't for a minute think we do it intentionally." Broncos were thrashed 11 2 by Medicine Hat Tigers New Year's Day. stunk the rink out. But do you really think we lik- ed it anymore than anyone 1 When the Broncos returned home from Medicine Hat Burton and Ingarfield called an early morning meeting. In no uncertain terms they laid it on the line, produce or move on. As the players all agreed, they got what they deserved from Burton and Ingarfield. However they do have been un- justly criticized from other areas, the news media included. The fact that the Broncos perform much better at home than away is very clear. Why then, should they receive so much flak for away losses? Again, they admit they have let down the coach and Bronco officials with some of their play away from home. "But, asks one player, "can you say that we have cheated the local fans with our play at home? The player went on to say that he felt that the Lethbridge fans have been great. "The support has been tremendous and we all appreciate it. That's why we feel, to a degree we have Ibeen unjustly criticized at times." What it boils down to, I think, is the fact that the players know that on the road they leave something to be desired. That they can do something about and have made it clear they will. But to return home to a full fledged chastisement is, they feel, unfair. Various remarks have been directed at the players personal lives, mostly unfounded. That, in a nutshell, is what has been bothering the players. As they say, there are two sides to every story. "Remember, we are not in the cellar but in second place in the echoed the players once more. "We cannot be as bad as some people have made us out to be, now can I said I wouldn't mention any names, but I'm going to on this one occassion. I think Donnie Johnson has been done an in- justice by certain groups of Lethbridge fans. Contrary to what you may think, your ticket to the game is not a licence to feel free to do and say what you please. In Sunday's game, and it is not the first time, Johnson, after playing what I thought was one of his better all round games of the year, made a mistake that cost the Broncos a meaningless goal. The reaction of some of the fans would have led one to believe he had just cost them the Memorial Cup. Maybe it is our own inadequacies that lead us to criticize. Possibly it is the idea of safety in numbers. What ever it is, it is wrong. Donnie Johnson knows he is not going to set the world on fire with his hockey talents. But no one, and you can ask Ingar- field or Burton, nd other Bronco works as hard at being a Bronco than Johnson. No one came to camp wanting to play hockey anymore than Johnson and with that in mind Ingarfield kept him on the club. Have you ever stopped to think what encouragement, rather than criticism, could do for a young man like Don Johnson? You just might hold the key to the confidence he is looking for. In Midget action the Stampeders took a narrow 3-2 victory over the Nationals. The Argos, led by the two goal performance of Mike Miller, defeated the Cougars 3-2 in a game. Greg Skretting scored the third goal for the winners. Mike Heerze and Blane Graf scored for the Cougars. Neal Povey scored three goals and Mark Tokariuk and Troy Dickson shared the shutout as the ACT defeated the Ti-Cats 6-0. Steve Tsjuria, Cam Jarvie and Rod Snopek were the other scorers for ACT. Clark Bosch scored four goals for the second con- secutive time Monday night to lead the Blades to an 8-2 win over the Bruins. Mark Murakami added two BANTAM A Maroons Red Wings Black Hawks Oilers........... Canadians....... Islanders........ more for the winners while singletons went to Scott Murakami and Timmy Men- zak. Danny Orich and Vernon Ptycia scored for the Bruins. In Midget action the Ti-Cats dumped the Lakers 7-2. Rod Ross, Robert Woolf, Pat Oshiro, Jim Malmberg, Ron Walters, Craig Robinson and Anton Mihaly scored for the winners while Pete Braak scored both Laker goals. o 2 1 2 Maple Leafs......2 4 Saints............1 4 Jets..............1 5 SCORING LEADERS BANTAM A 1 13 3.28 1 11 1.85 1 11 2.83 0 10 2.28 3 7 2.66 2 6 2.16 0 4 3.83 2 4 4.85 1 3 4.71 WFL mired down with difficulties D. Ramage, Maroons............19 R. Leitch, Maroons...............14 B. Robinson. Oilers .............13 J. Duncan, Maroons.............12 J. Sleventsop, Maple Leafs.......9 D. Larone, Black Hawks..........8 S. Sawicki, Black Hawks .........8 B. Caswell. Maroons .............8 R. Rapuano. Oilers...............8 M. Coglin, Red Wings............8 R. Thompson, Islanders ..........8 B. Belcher, Black Hawks .........7 D. Macuria, Black Hawks.........7 C. Taal, Black Hawks ............7 D. Holtman, Maple Leafs.........7 D. Taylor, Red Wings ............7 S. Williams, Saints...............7 N. Court, Black Hawks ...........6 D. Mackenzie, Black Hawks ......6 R. Erras, Canadians..............6 0. Hayward, Maple Leafs.........6 R. Roberts, Maroons.............6 M. Lenour, Red Wings ...........6 R. Heggan, Saints................6 P. Watson, Islanders.............6 BANTAM B W L T P Kings ............7 Blazers...........6 Ramblers.........5 Seals ............5 Blades ...........5 Hornets ..........4 Rangers..........4 Bruins............3 Raiders ..........3 Cougars..........2 Monarchs ........3 Mustangs.........2 Nuggets..........1 Argos............1 Eagles ...........1 Lions.............t) Aeros............0 SCORING LEADERS BANTAM B THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The World Football League continues to suffer one loss after another and is rapidly approaching the point where its future must be considered in grave danger.. One month ago, president Chris Hemmeter said the league had only three fran- chises able to continue another year. He said the league must have eight or 10 by the first of March or it would die. Since then, there have been no indications that the league has been able to add even a fourth solvent franchise, and its problems elsewhere have mounted. Some of its signees from the National Football League are seeking and gain- ing freedom from their WFL contracts, and creditors are applying the heat for their money. Hemmeter and others have pledged they say nothing of their rebuilding efforts until they were complete. It is pos- sible they are succeeding in some areas, but if so, they have gone unnoticed. The most recent blow came Monday when quarterback Ken Stabler of Oakland Raiders, named Tuesday as HERE NOW The 1975 HONDA CIVIC (The Automobile Re-Thought) LISTPRICES2979 Preserviced F.O.B. Lethbridge McPhearson struts suspension front and rear Gas mileage you won't believe 2 and 3 door models Front wheel drive 4 speed transmission, full syncromesh Overhead camshaft motor Before you buy any economy car, you owe it lo yourself to test drive a Honda Civic. McFADDEN MOTORS Corner 2nd Ave. A 9th SI. S. Phone 327-7250 R. Quint, Kings .................15 SpVPlI llflmpH B. Kowalko. Kings..............13 IlctllieU to all-stars B. Orr, Seals 13 J. Coglin Ramblers 12 R. Coulter, Mustangs 10 R. Wood, Blazers 9 C. Bosch. Blades 9 3. Kirscheman, Kings 9 B. Belcher, Kings 9 L. Gilchrist, Blazers T. Amatto, Bruins J. Szarko, Hornets VICTORIA (CP) Seven players, including rookie- defenceman Gordie Roberts of Victoria Cougars, were named Tuesday to the o R. McDonald, Kings 8 Western Division team for the G. Yacyshyn, Monarchs G. Lengel, Nuggels M. Dearmond, Raiders V. Ptycia, Bruins................ E. Mantello, Hornets B. Coglin. Ramblers............. B. Richardson, Ramblers L. Harrison, Raiders..............7 MIDGETS North Slars Toros Slampeders Ti Gals...... Nationals Eskimos..... Comets Lakers Rotyals___ W L T P ....6 2 0 12 2.12 ....5 3 0 10 2.12 SCORING LEADERS M. Goluic. Comets B. Forry, Toros B. Turner. Toros 9 2.87 8 3.25 8 3.37 7 2.42 6 5.14 2 5.57 3 5.71 Pts. ......9 ......9 ..9 R. Duval. Nationals...............8 B. Charlesworth, Comets .........7 D. Plycia, North Stars............7 J. Plomp, Stampeders............7 M. Cattoni. Royals...............7 A. Tse. North Stars ..............6 M. Lilly. Stampeders .............6 T. McQuig. Stampeders ..........6 T. Goodstrikers. Ti Cats..........6 Western Canada Hockey League all-star game here Jan. 14. Roberts, 17, of Detroit, was named along with forwards Barry Smith and Brian Shmyr of New Westminster Bruins, Brad Gassoff and Neil Lyseng of Kamloops Chiefs and Greg Vaydik and Barry Dean of Medicine Hat Tigers. The seven additions, runnersup in the balloting by division coaches, will join the 12 players selected to the first and second teams last week. The announcement was made by Pat Ginnell of Vic- toria. Western Division all- stars' manager, and coach Harvey Roy of Kamloops. Seven additions lo the East- ern Division team, to be man- aged by Del Wilson of Regina Pats and coached by Jackie McLeod 'of Saskatoon Blades, were to be named today. Southern Albert! Juvenile League TONIGHT, WED., JAN. 8th p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE CLARESHOLM LETHBRIDGE CLIPPERS vs WARRIORS Adults SI .00 Students SOC Children the NFL's offensive player of the year by The Associated Press, was granted freedom from his contract with the WFL's Birmingham franchise. Stabler, who signed a long-term .contract with Oakland, won his suit be- cause the WFL team failed to pay him bonuses provided for in a contract. Other players, including Bob McKay of Cleveland Browns and Craig Morton of New York Giants, have vowed they will seek freedom from the WFL. But even more serious for this league, which lost at least million in its first season, state of af- fairs existing among its current franchises. Only Philadelphia, Memphis and Hawaii, which between them lost more than million last season, are con- sidered stable enough to con- tinue. Here is a status report on some franchises: -Birmingham: The WFL champs need to pay off debts, says owner Bill Put- nam, who continues to look for investors. "I can't say the organization is still func- tioning. We are more or less marking time until things are resolved." The team's equip- ment was seized by sheriffs deputies and sold as souvenirs by a sporting goods store, which had not been paid for the material. It has been esti- mated it would take million to bail this team out of trouble. The club's equipment and office furniture was sold Monday by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to satisfy a lien. A team player says he is optimistic that an investor will be found. Sim- ilar statements have been made in Portland for several months. President Upton Bell still has been un- able to raise enough money to' buy the team from its original. owners in New York. Bell will not say what, if any, progress he is having, but one major local investor he had counted on has adopted a wait-and-see policy. Local efforts continue to find investors fora team brought to Louisiana from Houston at mid-season. This team was disbanded at mid-season, the IRS has a lien against it and the league is looking for new investors. Some of the team's players have signed with other teams in both leagues. -Orlando: The WFL runnerup, its players unpaid for the last 14 weeks of the season, lost its coach when Jack Pardee went to the NFL Chicago Bears. Warriors play Lethbridge Warriors will meet the Claresholm Clippers in Southern Alberta Juvenile League action tonight at the Civic Centre at Miami Dolphins. Stabler the Junior Varsity encounter Cardston Wildcats took a Warfield had taken some 32-31 half time lead and then went on to edge the LCI Colts bal swipes at the Vikings Pittsburgh Steelers who Sunday for the National ball League championship. Meanwhile, honored defensive end Dwight (AP) Canadian Year by the Texas n hospital a third night Jenkins, a 25-game Sportswriters'. Association. treatment of a viral in his first season with Jenkins, of Chatham, Ont., was expected back at Rangers of the edged team-mates Jeff Bur- Steelers' camp League, has been roughs and Mike Hargrove in And Charles Pro Athlete of the the balloting. starting left tackle for Vikings, pulled a muscle in his right thigh Tuesday and is expected to miss the TIRE Warfield said a half-healthy Miami squad could beat either the Steelers or the Stabler, meanwhile, said the NFL's two best teams one of them weren't playing the The Raiders had a 12-2 CANADA WORLD ASSOCIATION lar-season record, tops in Division Canadian Division W L T F A Pts tar i T c A 01 league, and knocked off i- i r M rii iff L T F A Pts Saskatoon ...21 10 7 197 139 49 Quebec 22 15 0 151 126 44 defending Super Bow! ..18 17 2 162 171 38 Toronto .21 16 1 160 139 43 pion Dolphins 28-26 in the 16 20 5 170 195 37 Edmonton ...18 11 1 113 96 37 round of the playoffs, 17 21 2 156 168 36 Winnipeg ....17 14 2 13? 105 36 FlnFlon 11 23 6 149 217 28 Vancouver 16 17 2 106 109 34 Stabler throwing 9 22 8 134 209 26 Eastern Division touchdown Division N- England 15 1 135 132 43 28 10 4 256 155 60 Cleveland 14 20 2 99 1 7 30 But they lost 24-13 to 22 12 3 189 137 47 Chicago 14 21 1 118 137 29 burgh in the American ...22 11 3 179 139 47 Indianapolis ..7 31 2 89 172 16 ence championship game when the Steelers West ...18 13 6 172 150 42 Western Division Edmonton ...14 16 5 157 161 33 Houston .26 11 0 170 104 52 Calgary 5 26 7 130 210 17 Phoenix 19 14 4 127 117 42 three of Stabler's passes .19 17 0 156 129 38 turned two of them into V Michigan ___ 12 25 3 99 168 27 Bryan Trottier 24 50 74 "I never hear these Sutler 28 37 65 CITY RECREATION LEAGUE making such Tidey 25 32 57 STANDINGS Ron Delorme 15 20 35 W L T Pis before they play a Woods 821 29 Miners Library 10 t 0 20 Tarkenton Bancks 14 12 26 Purity Bottling 7 4 0 14 Jensen 1312 25 Labor Club 3 8 0 6 didn't hear Stabler Regier 417 21 L.C.C 2 9 0 4 that Oakland could beat Gillespie 8 11 19 SCORING LEADERS burgh eight out of 10 times Lutz 4 13 17 G A Pts Wade Smith '1010 Cam Hodgen, Miners 12 9 21 fore they played. And Lee 2 7 9 Tim Negrello. Purity 11 10 21. doesn't have to play Crozier' 4- 6 10 Jerry Heck, Miners 9 8-17 sburgh this Henderson 235 R. Maxwell. Labor Club 6 10 16 The Steelers, he said, Waqner 1 3 4 Chris Wandler. Miners ..7 7 14 done everything to qualify for the Super Bowl and the Morgan 2 2 Dave Ball, Purity 5 7 12 B II Jobson 123 Richard Chollack, Miners 7 5 12 Boutin Ken Mutton. Purity 6 4 10 Hall Brian Murkin, Miners ___ 4 6 10 "Pittsburgh has done RESULTS thing it had to do. They JUNIOR National Buffalo and they L T F A Pts New York Islanders 5 Toronto 3 Grove ,26 10 0 222 143 52 Boston 3 Washington 3 .21 11 0 160 144 42 California 3 St. LOuis 2 "And we've done .the ___ 20 13 0 215 155 40 World thing (taking the 17 18 0 219 194 34 Minnesota 4 Chicago 2 Conference title with Deer... 16 17 1 148 160 33 Winnipeg 4 Cleveland 4 victories over St. Louis Pass 1 32 1 103 271 3 Indianapolis 4 Vancouver 2 Phoenix 3 Toronto 2 Los And LEAGUE San Diego 5 New England 3 wins whether Division Quebec 3 Michigan 2 W L T F A Pts H them or there will be i. i r A FIS American Philadelphia .25, 8 6 142 81 56 Virginia 7 Hershev 1 excuses. We know the 1911 8161 12346 Central before we go in. Whoever <815 711211043 Omaha 2 Salt Lake City 1 it, that's 16 15 913511341 International Pittsburgh practiced for Division Lansing 6 Des Moines 0 Vancouver .22 13 5 144 122 49 i o minutes on the grass field at Chicago 17 is 413311538 Tulane University, adjacent St. Louis ....16 IS 6 132 141 38 Kimberley 7 Cranbrook to the ...11 23 a lus 'tl Western Canada CM J- i Kansas City 7 27 4 92 164 18 Qaskatnnn S ralnaru 4 Stadium where Sunday's Norris Division 4 Rea n- game will be played. Montreal ....22 6 12 179 111 56 "rS Edmoln Minnesota worked OUt for Los Angeles .20 612117 7352 victoria 4 Brandon 100 minutes on the turf of New. 1? f ]4f Saskatchewan Orleans Saints' practice field. I Division Tab8r e The pass 2 25 8 6 173 125 56 Bc Junior 22 10 7 188 121 51 7 1 13 19 7 130 149 33 1 1 23 8 1 14 166 30 snerbrooke 7 Soviet Juniors LEADERS Soviet Red Arm, 5 Kitchener OHA BASKETBALL RESULTS to. Bos 38 40 78 NBA lo Bos 23 51 74 Buffalo 115 Los Angeles J Mil ?q M fi? Atlanta 11.1 r.lpvplanri up Buf 26 33 59 Kansas City Omaha 1 08 Pha 13 43 56 Mil 173754 Chicago 106 Houston 97 LONDON (Reuter) But ___ 24 28 52 Golden State 136 New Orleans The next challenge Del 19 33 52 Portland 106 New York 92 D. Potvin. NYI 133548 daredevil Evel NYR 182947 Memphis 118 St. Louis 1 could be a jump across the River Thames, say sports promoters here intent on bringing Knievei ACTION England in Knievel, whose powered skycycle failed to span the Snake River Canyon in Broncos last year, will the Thames leap British promoter John Daly, now in the United States attempting Flon Bombers sign Knievel for British tour. Daly's company, Hemdale, co promoter of the recent world heavyweight p.m. Lethbridge Sportsplex championship fight Zaire when Muhammad All regained the title by knocking out TIRES LTD, 1 Foreman, wants to .'Knievel for a series of shows, said a Tire Sales and Service 1st Ave. S. -Phone 327-6886 pr 327-4445 I Ji. ;