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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, January 15, 1975 Book your European Charter Now FlighlHoUndon-Anulirdim.Frinklurl For all your travel arrangemenu contact Art Williams Travel Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 Herald" Sports Uthbriilgi Office Fmtfurt Ltd. Utv.l 7lh St Stoning Mull FILING CABINETS Age limit increased by one year Shero, Guidolin WCHL agrees to withdraw from CAHA comPlete rosters MONTREAL (CP) The Buffalo: defencemi MONTREAL (CP) The Buffalo; defenceman Bob By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor VICTORIA, B.C. David has once again challenged Goliath, but in this case he has come equipped with more than just a slingshot. In what can only be described as a very bold move, the Western Canada Hockey League Tuesday announced it has severed relationship with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. League president, Ed Chynoweth described the decision as one of the most momentous steps the league has ever taken in a press conference here just prior to the WCHL All-Star game. Chynoweth, who also made the announcement that the WCHL would raise its player age limit for the 1975-76 season, admitted that the board of governors of the WCHL is tired of the lack of leadership shown, by the CAHA and as well cannot condone government interference in future international hockey circles. "There is no sense trying to kid anyone any said a very calm cool and collected Chynoweth. "We have been raped by the CAHA, National Hockey League and the World Hockey Association when it comes to underage juniors as well as draft choices." Chynoweth, with unanimous backing from the 12 team gover- nors, stated that the NHL and WHA are in arrears more than in payment of players they have drafted and signed to pro contracts. According to the president eight NHL teams and another six WHA clubs have not paid their last year's dues. For example, two of the top draft picks last year, Clark Gillies and Greg Joly, have not been paid for. "It's a shame we can't be reimbursed for services added Chynoweth. "We have to pay interest on bank loans the same as everyone else." There is no doubt it is a giant step forward for the WCHL, who just four years ago, were branded outlaws. Chynoweth indicated his league is ready to fight and he said, "we will survive." The WCHL has very little fear that the move will have any effect on the drafting of WCHL players. They most certainly would like the backing of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Quebec Junior League but they will not backtrack should they not get a vote of confidence from their Eastern counter- parts. "We have been leaders before and I'm sure we can be was the way Chynoweth described matters. The WCHL feels very strongly that they hold the destiny of major junior hockey in their hands. Professional hockey has not lived up to their end of the hockey bargain and the WCHL is ready to take legal action if necessary to get their money. It is the end of the bargain for the pros. The withdrawal of connections with the CAHA was helped along by the government decision to turn international hockey matters over to Father David Bauer and Alan Eagleson. "That says Chynoweth; "is an insult to our intelligence not to be asked our Feelings regarding the matter. We have to stand up and be counted." The battle lines have been drawn. "We'll negotiate, oh yes we said Mr. Chynoweth, "but we must have our day in court, and on our conditions. Let the money come to us for a change. After all we developed the players and then must beg for our money, but no longer." Non support for the Eastern teams will have little or no bear- ing on the WCHL move. If need be the Western League says it can be bigger than the CAHA and the Memorial Cup. Where does the blame lie? At present the WCHL is delivering without being paid. Both the CAHA and the Pro leagues are dragging their feet. It all has to end. "We have an obligation to minor hockey throughout the cities in our league, and they must live continues a determined Chynoweth. "Our next step is to decide what is going to be best for us." The WCHL is confident of their move and so they feel they should be. At present attendance is up over last year. The overall picture is very bright. "We must be doing something right, wouldn't you asked Chynoweth. It is apparent that the WCHL is preparing for next year and will not wait until September. The question of expansion was tabled at Tuesday's meetings as was any further discussion on the age limit raise. Other matters, it seems, held preference. Meanwhile, Lethbridge Bronco general manager Bill Burton was elated at the decision. "I'm 100 per cent in favor of he said. "It is a proven fact that we did just the same thing four years ago and have become a better league for it." He was adamant, when he said that the WCHL teams will pay for talent if they have to to offset any attempt by the CAHA to turn players away from the league. Burton, Chynoweth and the entire WCHL voiced their approval of the move Tuesday and one must believe that they have just now begun to fight. The changes will become effective after the Memorial Cup playoffs later this year in Kitchener, Ont. Brian Sutler injured in All-Star contest ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES WESTERN CANADA Eastern Oiv W L Saskatoon ...22 11 Lelhbridge ..20 17 Brandon.....16 23 Regina......18 23 RinFlon.....11 26 Winnipeg___10 24 Western Division Victoria .....29 10 4 262 Mcd. Hat....24 12 Kamloops ...23 11 New West- ...19 13 Edmonton ...16 16 Calgary ......6 28 T F 7 203 2 177 6 180 2 163 6 154 8 147 3 207 4 190 8 IBS 5 171 7 144 A Pts 145 51 174 42 218 38 179 38 247 28 225 28 157 62 142 51 147 50 160 46 163 37 229 19 NATIONAL LEAGUE Patrick Division W L. T F A Pts Phila........27 10 6 151 95 60 Rangers.....21 12 8 174 131 50 Atlanta......19 15 9 120 117 47 Islanders-----17 16 11 146 123 45 Smythe Division Vancouver...22 16 5 150 138 49 Chicago.....19 19 4 145 127 42 St. Louis ....17 19 7 140 150 41 Minnesota ...11 24 4 107 176 27 Kan. City 8 29 4 102 179 20 Morris Division Montreal 24 6 13 196 117 61 Los Angeles .24 6 12 139 84 60 Pitts.........15 17 9 166 157 39 Detroit ......10 23 7 112 157 27 Wash........ 3 36 6 90 236 11 Adami Division Buffalo......26 9 7 183 134 59 Boston......24 10 7 198 123 55 Toronto .....15 20 7 145 163 37 Calilor.......11 26 8 120 177 30 SCORING LEADERS G A Pts. 42 41 83 24 52 76 35 35 67 27 37 64 18 40 58 27 30 57 13 44 57 21 33 54 22 31 53 17 34 51 Esposito. Bos...... Orr, Bos........... Lalleur. Mil...... Perreault, Buf----- Mahovlich. Mil Robert, Clarke, Pha...... Dionne, Del Gilbert, NYR..... Ratelle. NYR..... WORLD ASSOCIATION Canadian Division W L T F A PH. Quebec 26 15 0 170 133 52 Toronto ___ 23 17 1 175 152 47 Edmonton 19 12 2 120 104 40 Winnipeg 17 16 2 137 116 36 Vancouver.. 16 20 2 115 125 34 Eastern Division New England 22 15 2 140 136 46 Cleveland 16 20 2 109 123 34 Chicago 16 21 1 128 141 33 Indianapolis 7 31 3 92 175 17 Western Division Houston 27 12 0 180 115 54 Phoenix 19 17 5 136 133 43 San Diego.. 19 19 1 129 133 39 Minnesota.. 19 18 0 158 132 38 Michigan 13 26 3 106 177 29 SCORING LEADERS G A Pts. S. Bernier, Que......... 31 35 66 Hull, Wpg.............. 36 28 64 Lund. Hou.............. 24 36 60 Lacroix, SO............. 18 38 56 Wallon, Minn 29 24 53 Nilsson. Wpg 13 37 50 F. Hughes. Hou......... 29 18 47 Dillon. 17 30 47 Hinse, Hou 17 28 45 G. Howe. Hou.......... 16 29 45 HOCKEY National New York Islanders 3 St. Louis 3 Philadelphia 6 Kansas City 4 Los Angeles 6 Washington 2 World Indianapolis at Michigan, ppd. Chicago 5 Phoenix 2 Quebec 6 Vancouver 2 San Diego 6 Toronto 4 Western Canada All-Star Game at Vancouver West 4 East 1 Alberta Junior Drumheller 11 Red Deer 6 Taber 5 Calgary 3 American Virginia 8 Baltimore 3 BASKETBALL NBA All-Star Game East 108 West 102 VICTORIA (CP) Goalkeepers stole the spotlight Tuesday at the 10th annual Western Canada Hockey League game. The Western Division scored its third straight win, a 4-1 decision over the Eastern Division, but the fans, in- cluding many professional scouts, cheered netminders on both teams equally. While the loss by the East All-Stars means little, the in- jury suffered by Lethbridge Broncos' Brian Sutler could mean a great deal to the fate of the Broncos' during the se- cond half of the season. Sutler suffered a suspected ligament injury to his right knee as the result of a check in front of the opposition's net. The injury will be x-rayed upon Sutler's return to Lethbridge today to -deter- mine the extent of fhe damage. Ed Staniowski of Regina Pats, selected the top goalkeeper, was unbeatable in his 31-mlnute stint while Roger Swanson of Flin Flon Bombers, although allowing all four goals, also played a strong game for the east. Staniowski made 16 stops, Swanson 14. Former teammates Doug Soetaert of Edmonlon Oil Kings and Larry Hendrick of Calgary Centennials were also Ali wins Hickok belt NEW YORK (AP) Heavyweighl boxing cham- pion Muhammad Ali won Ihe Hickok Award today as the Professional Athlete of the Year for 1974, with home run king Hank Aaron finishing second. Ali received 49 first-place votes and 249 points in couuntrywide balloting by sportswriters and sport- scasters for the 25th annual award. Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record last year, got 47 first place votes and points. Ali was presented a dia- mond studded bell, valued al al a luncheon al a midtown hotel. The tire experts with the low prices. ELRICH TIRES LTD. 402 1st Ave 327-6886 or 327-4445 Boxing eliminations at LCI The Lethbridge Collegiate Auditorium will be the site of the Alberta eliminations to determine the provin- cial team thai will represent Alberta in the boxing at the Canada Winter Games, Feb. 11- 23. Some of the best amateur boxers in the province, including Conrad and Norman Sincennes, Andy Stump, Charlie Prongua, and Bruce Anderson will be in action during the card. Action will get under way at 7 p.m., with ad- mission set at one dollar per person. The boxing at the Winter Games is divid- ed between Lethbridge and Claresholm, with the finals slated for the Exhibition Pavilion in the city Feb. 22. spectacular. Spetaert saved 16 of the 30 shots directed at the Western Division net. Soetaert gave up the first goal of the game, to Saskatoon's Danny Arndt ear- ly in the second period, before Terry McDonald of Edmonton Oil Kings replied for Ihe wesl later in the same period. Mel Bridgman of Victoria Cougars, selected the top forward, scored the winning goal on a power-play early in the third period and also set up scoring shots by linemate McDonald and Brad Gassoff of Kamloops Chiefs. Rookie defenceman Gordie Roberts of Victoria closed out the scoring with only 75 seconds to play, booming a slapshot from the left point Victoria defenceman Rick Lapointe, who set up Bridgman's goal, was named top defenceman. The three stars were selected by Van- couver Canuck executive Walter (Babe) Prall. The teams split eight minor penalties evenly and there was no hint of trouble in the 'fast, cleanly-played game. The Western Division holds a 3-1 edge in games since the east-west competition was in- stituted four seasons ago. The East won the first game 4-2 and the West came back with 6-1 and 6-5 wins. WEST 4 EAST 1 First Period: No scoring. Penalties Plche E Pachal W Second Period: 1. East, Arndt, (Hoffmeyer) 2. West, Terry McDonald (Bridgman) Penalties Trottier E Gosselin E Roberts W Third Period: 3. West, Bridgman (Morris. Lapointe) 4. West. Gassoft (Bridgman, Terry McDonald) 5. West. Roberts (Dean) Penalties B. Davidson E Qassolt W Morris W Shots on goal by East 15 9 13 37 West 11 11 12 34 Goal Staniowski, Swanson. East; Soetaert, Hendrick, West. Attendance 3.452. names of 19 players selected by coaches Fred Shero and Bep Guidolin were announced Tuesday, compleling the rosters for the two teams which oppose each olher in the National Hockey League's 28th annual all-star game here Jan. 21. Injuries to defenceman Bill White of Chicago Black Hawks and right winger Bill Goldsworthy of Minnesota Noiih Stars necessitated Shero to add two more players than usual. Guidolin had one extra player because of an in- jury to Gilbert Perreault.. The firsl 12 players of each all-star team were selected in a poll. conducted by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association the nine cities of each conference. Shero's additions were defenceman Doug Jarrelt and centre Stan Mikita of Chicago Black Hawks; centre Tom Lysiak and left winger Curt Bennett of Atlanta Flames; defenceman Tracy Pratt of Vancouver Canucks; defenceman Ed Van Impe of Philadelphia; right winger Simon Nolet of Kansas City; left winger Ed Westfall of New York Islanders; right winger Dennis Hexiall of Min- nesota and right winger Rod Gilbert of New York Rangers. Guidolin chose cenlre Syl Apps and righl winger Jean Pronovost of Pittsburgh Pen- guins; defenceman Jerry Korab and .centre Don Luce of Murdoch of Los Angeles; centre Marcel Dionne of Detroit Red Wings; centre Darryl Sittler of Toronto Maple Leafs; left winger Joey Johnston of California Seals; and left winger Denis Dupere of Washington Capitals. The 11 players in addition to Perreault selected by the PHWA panel in the Prince of Wales Conference and an- nounced last week were goal- tenders Rogatien Vachon of Los Angeles and Ken Dryden of Montreal Canadiens; defen- cemen Bobby Orr and Carol Vadnais of Boston, Guy Lap- ointe of Montreal and Terry Harper of the Kings; centre Phil Esposito of Boston; right wingers Guy Lafleur of Mon- treal and Rene Robert of Buf- falo; and lefl wingers Rick Martin of the Sabres and John Bucyk of the Bruins. In addition to White and Goldsworthy, the olher players named by the PHWA members in the Clarence Campbell Conference were goallenders Bernie Parent of Philadelphia and Gary Smith of Vancouver; defencemen Denis Potvin of the Islanders; Brad Park of the Rangers; and Jim Watson of Philadelphia; centres Bobby Clarke of Ihe Flyers and Garry Linger of St. Louis Blues; left wingers Bill Barber of Philadelphia and Steve Vickers of the Rangers; and righl winger Jim Pappin of Chicago. 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