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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Tnurtddf, January It, 1973 THE LETHBRID5E HERALD 13 Full slate of activities planned by local association Minor Hockey Week in Lethbridge kicks off Saturday By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Wien was the last lime you heard the saying "Take, don't send, your boy to the rink, and slay and watch hira There's no doubt in my mind that it was a year ago. An I right? I would have bet money J was. You don't hem' anyone say it except once a year. Now is Ihe time, and from LVJS Satur- day unli] a week Sunday, you will hear it constantly. This Saturday marks t b e beginning of Minor Hockey Week in and all across Cajiadj. Can you ima- gine the scope of this pro- ject? Every young boy in Can- ada who is a memlier of a minor hotkey association or who may simply Lake part in a district recreation league, will benefit from the week- long celebrations. The Lethbridge Minor Hock- ey Association has a full slate of plans for ihe coming week. Tliere would appear to be something for everyone from lie mothers taking on their sons to the always ridiculous Smociey Game. This year's Sraockey encounter will fea- ture the News Media and the minor hockey executive against the Sawbones or Doc- tors. The game is Tuesday night. Jan. 23 at at Hen- derson Ice Cemre. Full use of all three rinks, Henderson, the Civic and Adams Ice Centre, will be made for ihe nine days of ac- tivity. This year in the Lethbndge association there are 863 boys registered to play hockey. Last year the loial reached 650. In the house league there are 42 teams alone. This total is made up of 16 Pee Wee teams, 15 Bantam B, sis Ban- tam A and eight Midget clubs. The Pee Wees are under 12 years of age, Bantam covers 12-14 while Midget takes care of the 14-16 year olds. On top of this there are eight reps learns including Pee three Bantam, two Midget and one Juvenile. To say that another com- munity type rini; is needed is an understatement of gigan- tic proportions. Ai present teams are av- eraging games per by utilizing every spare min- ute of ice time. Pee Wees Av- erage one. one hour ganie and one. one hoar per week. According to ore official, the older players re- ceive even less ice time. This year alone there will be 616 house league gamf-s. Yfhen you add to this number the rep teams' league games and all the exhi b i t i o n s throughout the season the total runs nearly to 1.000 games, all supervised by vol- unteer workers from the as- sociation. Constantly on the lookout for ways 10 improve play in the association the executive ir.troduc-ed "time hockey" in the Pee Wee ranks. Thus far, it htis proven most succesE- ful. Even- three minutes a buzzer rings and the teams must change players. A rec- ord is kept oa the scoresheet of the time spent on the Ice by each player. Ability has r.o bearing on ihe amount of ice time each player recehes. A marked improvement has been shown bv a number of borderline and first year play- ers under the new system. Only during exhibition games or in tournaments and play- offs will the coach be allowed to ice the team he war.ts ac- coring to ability. Thus giving each player an almost equal share of ice time. The annual Chrisfma? Pea tournament expectations ibis year as .240 br_AS took part in the two-day affair. The excitement gen- erated by the young players v.as greeted by an almost full house for the semi-finals End finals. One game, for ex- ample, went into the fifih, 10-minule overtime period be- fore being decided. A total of 52 hockey garner, give or take one or two, will be played. All tie games, wiih the exception of three or four Southern Alberta Juven- ile League games, vrill be ez- hibitions. Since the start of the 1972- 73 season 27 sets of uniforms have beec donated to ihe as- sociation. V the locals could get a dozen or so more, they would have a complete set. Only one thing is lacking heading into Minor Hockey Week, support. A good many parents have never even seen their son play hockey. They have seen only the outside of the rink through the nind- shield o! their car. The success of the Leth- bridge Minor Hockey Associa- tion lies in the hands of IB men and women and their asr sociated committees outside the executive. To make the 3973 edition of Minor Hockey Week the big- gest and besi ii has ever been the LMEA needs YOU. No one is paying you have to be a parent. There are no restric- tions on fans. So remember, t' you are a father or mo'-her, sisler or brother. BU.-I or uncle, friend or foe "Take, don't send, the yoang man 10 the nut and 5iay and watch him play." Minor Hockey Week schedule SATURDAY, JANUARY 33 ICE CENTRE MS; Racers Kings 5- CIVIC ICE CEhTRE E-avK S s- SoL-thern Alberla Juvenile Sle-idard Ur-s K'- rre- HENDERSON ICE CENTRE IihiBrticn osme SUNDAY, JAKUARY 71 ADAV.S ICE CENTRE rs vs Pes Wee Soul hern A Iberia Ji-yenilt Lefhtr K i n 5 rr, e n Warriprs C'sv-t-eJ. 2 C.M. Little spud League AMdcsi Ceils Tars.- 5 MONDAY, JANUARY 53 ADAMS ICE CENTRE Bantam B vs t Gibson feels gnuiipier ST. LOUIS (An -PtsrrigM- hander Bob Gibbon of St. Louis act estimated at nents Lhat advanced see is making him "grumpier." The 37-year-old reached at hrmc in Neb.. "I've ivcn grumpier "The thins i? the time between stars." "said Gibson who again the workhorse of i'.ie ?4 ap- pearances in :972. FO boring. T was young I used to jump and down all the time, taking infield practice anrf f can'; j-mp up and down like anymore. Gibson las: from an 0-5 start p: a 19-11 record included sn 11- game Hi? earned-run-Eversge of 2 was his lowest since IMP. The two-lime Cy Ycur.g Award Dinner. "o ca- reer victories top the maiors. was reported io" be baseball's hichest-piid a soiiry esiiiusied a; S150.1VJ un- til Tuesday. Former Carlion, 27-10 in 1971, signed a Philadelphia contract reported lo he tvorih Slto.tW, however, to ir.e Carci- acs TUESDAY, jcwuflRv 31 ADAMS ICE CENTRE Bantam A .v.jci-'UK'S VT MidpsI S'5rS vs R rye's T'-Cs's '-s HENDERSON ICE CENTRE 7-5 JO CF Nor r sts.s' WEDNESDAY, C1VJC ICE CENTRE Wee T'ge-i vs ''CSiSpii thrash VauxJiall THURSDAY. JANUARY U ADAMS ICE CENTRE Earlv aoals sink Sons FRIDAY, JANUARY 74 CIVIC ICE CENTRE Pee Wee SATURDAY, JANUARY JT ADAMS ICE CENTRE Bsnlsm B .'.'.j S'cT .-s CIVIC ICE CENTRE Native Sons failed a bid lo cec some bresUilni: firice Eiop Ihc1 souih division cf Tentrel Aibena Junior B Hockey League standings Wed- sssday evening in Brooks. rc'i The SoriE. a a deadloci; with later Palace for top spoi. "i'es dropped a narrow 4-3 verdict in Brooks and remain in a lie vnth Tsber. Sons still have one game in hand. Three icpsvered goals b ''rs: forced ihe Son; wi 10 P-ay catch-up hockey which HENDERSON ICE CENTRE Sautnern Albena Juvenile LE-r.3-ia5E "Aar. SUNDAY. JANUARY 5! ADAMS ICE CENTRE Benlam i c T. HEVDERSOV JCE CE.VTRE Alberta Juvenile vs iied 3-3 alter tivo psriods but Tubers scored Lhe lone coal of ihe third period for the win. Eryon Sr.lirll opened 2nd (.jujjij scoring for the Tu- bers while Carrr.en Watts and Johnson iadded singles. Randy Joeienauo. "ROSS W.iDicr and Ray Heathcoai re- plied for the Sortf. Brooks cot the nod or. o: 23 minor perjaiUes in the game. Tne LcUibridfe Midget Eis v.-en: on a scoring spree aid v, iialloped the visiiing Hornels 16-1 in Southern Albert Juvenile Hockey League piay Tlie Elks rarjjr.ed Li four ira- answered gods in the first per- iod and never looked baci. Seven more coals ia ttie ond frame broke the visitors bsok. Ron Moser and Baden Pil- Ibg paced the Eis three goals apiece Reg Os- mor.d. Joe Meii and Eemii? chipped in wish a pair. Kevin Keiih. Grant March'ik. Myies Fox and llike Boychii addes singles. Jake Ges'orecfe replied for who picked up n of the 24 minor penalties called. sports menu TOSIGKT v -r'E" i. VE e; I FRIDAY i "c: r-re C'sr vs LCC c.-, s' LC 'A' Eeck-'- LC1. C-3-? "f-s 5 r Pronghorns have hands full with Golden Bears '0 ANNUAL BUILDERS' DISCOUNT AVAILABLE TO ANYONE BUILDING OR CONVERTING A RECREATION VEHICLE PREBCO EXTENDS A DISCOUNT ON ALi. NEW ITEMS AS MUCH AS DISCOUNT on slightly damaged or used ports ond accessories personnel arc ready lo assist the builder with plans and technical advica RECREATION VEHICLES 600 4ln AVE. N PHONE 33S-W1 OPEN WEEKDAYS ond SATURDAY MORNINGS Kilmer out to prove something i'AT> No player' plsvbook U-.e crack- has rnore tr-ceaiive in Siuiday's back is Kill Ln there." ,V- Tro rr.alicned b'oc's u-e- irnon Redsbn qcsrterbsok ry ;he 1- Billy R'.'.mer. uho ha >iv." iv "1 tln.x I'o.ial a.'xi Anwrirsn ir. 1 ivor.'i irorry Conici-C'.ice meet If i; c-oiv.ii-ues io linccr in Texas Stadium. I w'on'i be nuicli of n "Kilmer, coach Torn Larriry givc-i you ycur assi'-.ime'.ii Hc snld p! Io -'fian-.i ;or an to bfe.-.'s m for rc-'50n Washinj- ;hc werfce." said emcee Kra-.k ''T' "It always seems [he Super Alex Ihnvknis former p'.ayc- is arai-clmuuc you lor S-.celers and n'K '-'x' iiiiorc Tolls, said: "Billy liirows a ball lhals r.i-iv lo a Row. j- I'l-jvr.-si-.y of Le-.hbridge PrGr-.cnQrr.; b? our, Co re- estEbiLsh their Binning ways as tr.-ey host to the sny oi Aiber.a Golden Bears in 5 oi Wes: Univer- siry Men's League games on the weekerjd. The Pronghorns will enier- tain Ihe Bears Friday aid urcs.y nigte as the rs-o clubs for lop ip-.t in ihe and I.T.C Tlrrj secpr.c v.jth 5-3 Ffrici So "hunderiirds Frcrghoms He- ierrniEfj to rei back .3- trsck a 1't.iii' Excises co'jid be fcr Hie Pronghom's pwr ?bo-.rtng weekend. Phil Tolle- STtrp a little under the weather. fL-st-striEger Larn- Baker wasn't up lo TKT com- ing off an ankle injury and (he game officials. Tilings look a little brighter for the Prongboms on home court this weekend as the play- ers themselves realize the im- c'. the nro games Should ihe Pronghorns drop their matches against the Bears tr.U o'eelenc, it wouid more or loss put them of the race the JearJe title :o coach. .Gary the players are veil of the situation end plan ic go all ou: the "The ere flying high right novr and ve'il defmiieiy have our harjds fuil." ed Borne. "But ilie boys -.viiat has to be done and IVa r.re T: pu; e-ie.-jnhing he vcn'L an time of things for ihe px-o p.m. eiico-jn.ers. The rwkie-'iiden squad can't seem to click and as a result rest in the league cellor. The gai? will be out for an- o'-ber shot to hit trie vanning trail as they host the V of A Par.das prior to tie men's games Friday and Saturday Game time is set for p.m. each evening. i During hali-time a both ihe scheduled eames. ae first an- nua! "Dribble oraesi will get under way. Zone 1 schools JnU take pan in the opening piayoii series both evenings. Pincaar Creek and Clares- holm compete Friday night while Fon Macleod and Pic- hire Butie open piay Saturday. Cougars have clean slate Although the So-ji.hem .4'berta "A" Ben-s BaskeJjaU League schedule is still in its early stages, the defending charnpion Catholic Central Oj- gars seem to be oa their way to another ntie. The Cougars currently Sead the sb.-isam league three victories in ES many and could conceivably finish the season undefeated for the tecocd straight Tne Cougars have a long way to go ye1, and are prtsenUy hard pressed by Ihi second place Mapauh Zeniths. ZenrJis sport a 3-1 record, just ahead 'of the LCI Rams, who are M. Fourth spM is held by Card- Cougars with a 2-2 stand- L-.r while Ksymorjd Comets a 1-3 record and Medicine Hat Mohawks at f1-! sit in fifth and sixth places respec- Mear.whiJe league aciion will resume Friday merit wish a pai: of games on Lap. Catholic Central will travel lo Mairrsih and the LCI Rams uill host the Raymond Comets, 3o'.h games get under u-ay at g p.m. or nch! afler ihe coDciusor. of the "B" boy's games elated for p.m. T-e >oe more plsy SaKrday p-gaLns; the Cougars in Cardstcn while the CCHS Cougars erifrtain the CoaJ- dale Gaels in an exhibition match. C-- hockev Vsc Pi1? V-'ee ac'Jjn Wednes- ci.-y night, -ii Biuss Beirs to a "-2 draw after SATURDAY of pby. "f -s RcvXy Tetry i-'d Gorder, Tav. trues Koine> re- Uarrer. Ca'.oer score-j pair C: PCS C.- ece .i iv? I'.itc'i h.ui- .iti-i-.ins i11.1 pl.iji r.icr to mn the Most uable Pl.iyiT snd .in m- Kilmer Within-tim IVK! lomobile. said: "Hillv 'n'nrtiaiV extra ret o! koys to the car." Kilmer iried 3 siiniolhini: w-.is lost thn: oid b.idt. saving: "I saw Lnndrv's snnrk wv had." I i J6 PER DAY PER DAY TICKETS PER DAY e Lw 2 1972 NORDIC 440's Save NOW 1 ONLY 1972 TNT 775 Save Now .51195 1 ONLY 1972 OLYMPIC Save 5155 Now.....S745 2 ONLY 1973 OLYMPIC 400s Save 3 ONLY 1973 TNT SLIDERS 340 Save Now..... 3 ONLY 1973 ELANS Save Now.....5675 BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 CLOSED MONDAY OPEN THURS. AND FRI. Till 9 P.M. "Strvmg tht South for ovrr 30 Vecri EARTH BREEZE (From Vancouver) Proudly Presents In Person WILLIE (A LIVING IEGEN01 rind the CHICAGO AU-STARS 11 PLUS FROM ALABAMA 'WET WIUIE' PLUS FROM VANCOUVER 'SEEDS OF TIME1 January 20th ik TIME-9 p.m. tickrli nvailnblr Muitclond, Mnrtr! Si Tirlrh nvftilfiblc ot H ;