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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, January 18, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 WCHL Bancks scores twice, Bucyk once in loss summaries Sullivan Chynoweth means business All one needed was 10 minutes in the basement of the staid old Empress hotel in Victoria to know Ed Chynowetb meant business. Let me take a-iffltaule to explain. Ed Chynoweth is the president of the Western Cana'ds Hockey League of which you and I and all hockey fans of Southern Alberta have become a part of since last summer. Bedecked in slacks, matching sports coat and a turtleneck, Chynoweth gave one the impression he was ready to make an announcement that could lead to a scrap. He was ready for whatever took place. But one only has to meet Chynoweth once and he knows that the young WCHL general if you like is at the ready at all times. Chynoweth, it can be said, would be at home at. a bargaining table or knocking over cans in a back alley if the betterment of the WCHL was at stake. Chynoweth won't pull his punches, in fact, when one is in front of Chynoweth's blows he can only feel happy that his arms are as short as they are. The cause of Chynoweth's displeasure and for that matter that of the entire WCHL has been the complete dis- regard for the future of the WCHL by hockey's two major professional leagues, the National Hockey League and the World Hockey Association. Chynoweth described the deplorable no-pay situation as a case of rape. He is fed up right to his turtleneck and then some. "We provide the product and they reap the says Chynoweth. The WCHL boss didn't say as much but you have to feel that what the two pro leagues, with the backing of the Cana- dian Amateur Hockey Association, are doing is letting the WCHL buy the seed, raise the crops and then moving in and harvesting it all, free of charge. The WCHL has severed relations with the CAHA. It is now a case of don't call us, we'll call you, for the WCHL and why not? A quick tally of accounts shows the two pro leagues in arrears to the tune of That total could be a conser- vative one. "We operate the entire WCHL on a budget of roughly two million points out Chynoweth. "Don't you think we could use that What it boils down to is the fact that professional hockey owes the WCHL at least one-third of its operating budget for this year. How else can you describe the situation? Last year, in June, the NHL and WHA drafted better than average 17-year-olds hoping to turn them professional in their 18th year.. Now, thank goodness, the WCHL will raise its age limit at least one more year. "A lot of our guys who graduate at 19 are having trouble finding says a concerned Chynoweth. "One more year can help them and we mean to give it to them." The tradition of the west has been pioneering. The WCHL has no fear of once again leading the way. This time four years back the WCHL were branded outlaws but all they did was seek to find a better ending for their junior hockey story. Once out of junior the scripts were written and dictated by the professionals. It all appeared as though history would one more time repeat itself. This time, however, the table is tipped in the direction of the WCHL. One finds little room for argument when the WCHL bills itself as the best junior hockey league in Canada, if not the world. "We have a very marketable says Chynoweth "we simply want our just dues." "Maybe, just maybe, junior hockey, with our direction, can lead hockey out of the wilderness it is reported to be adds Chynoweth. The WCHL is looking for support from the Ontario Junior Hockey League and the Quebec Junior League as well. If support is not agreed upon this will not deter the WCHL in seeking what it thinks is fair. Chynoweth points out that the WCHL has commitments it must live up to, one being minor hockey in the 12 league cities. "Teams in our league must pay interest on their Chynoweth admits, "why can't the pros operate in the same A quick settlement of past debts won't alter the WCHL's decision. It has happened before and what will prevent it from happening again should the WCHL bend? No, Chynoweth has the support of all 12 league governors. He is going to do what he feels is best for all of them. And knowing Chynoweth, despite the shortness of time, he would proceed along the same path with or without the backing the 12 governors. You see; Chynoweth has 240 young men's future in mind. SASKATOON 4 KAMLOOPS 1 First Parted: 1. Saskatoon, Peters {Williams, George) K George S Smith S Young K (minor, major) Second Period: 2. Saskatoon. Peters {Williams) Penalties Federko S McDonald K Gassoft K (minor, misconduct) B. Chapman S. Hatheway K .Hamilton S Dyer K (double minor) Third Period: 3. Kamloops. Gassofl 4. Saskatoon. Arndt (B. Chapman, Klassen) 5. Saskatoon. Foderko (Gulutzan, Hamilton) Penalties Goertz S. Young K Williams S Goertz S, Lyseng K (double minors) Goerlz S Shots on goal by Kamloops 6 7 Saskatoon 12 Goal Earp, Kamloops; Oleschuk. Saskatoon. Attendance: REGINA 4 NEW WEST 4 First Period: 1. Reglna, Grauer (Nagel. Wirachowshy) 2. New Westminster Secord (McNeice. Shinske) 3. New Westminster. Cameron Penalties Keil R Llollriouse NW Pachal NW. Dumba R (majors) Fleck NW, D. Joly R (minor, majors) Beck NW, Minor R (majors) Second Period: 4. New West- minster. Berry (Fleck. Maxwell) 5. New Westminster, Secord (Max- well) Penalties Cameron NW Schamehorn NW McNeice NW Tidball R Third Period: 6. Reglna. Wirachowsky (Staniowski) 7. Reglna. Minor (Nagel. Tudor) 8. Regina, Tudor (minor, Faulkner) Penalties McNeice NW Smith NW, Schamehorn NW (misconduct) Shots on goal by: New West 12 10 Regina 12 9 Goal Laxton, New Westminster; Staniowski. Regina. Attendance: 1.456. VICTORIA 5 EDMONTON 4 First Period: 1. Edmonton, Lecuyer (Peterson. Rissllng) 2. Edmon- ton, Maze (Sadler, Perkins) 3. Victoria. Lucas (Roberts) Penalties Clackson V, Peterson E Roberts V. Swales E (ma- jors) Morris V (minor, miscon- duct) Hoyda E Roberts V Clackson V Gustalson V Olson E Second Period: 4. Victoria, Bridgman 5. Victoria, Cairns (Fraser, Roberts) 6. Victoria, Gustafson (Roberts. Cairns) 7. Edmonton, Lecuyer (Perkins, Sadler) Penalties Johnston E Sanderson V Lecuyer E Sadler E Soetaert E (served by morrow) Phillips E Babyeh E Clackson V (minor) Martin V. Maze E (majors) Third Period: 8. Victoria, Roberts (Fraser, Cairns) 9. Edmonton, Babyeh (Sadler. Olson) Penal- ty Hill V Shots on goal by: Victoria 9 13 Edmonton 11 12 Goal Leslie. Victoria; Soetart, Edmonton. Attendance: 1.761 MEDICINE HAT 8 WINNIPEG 3 First Period: 1. Medicine Hat. Vaydik (Maxwell, Dean) 2. Win- nipeg, Greenbank (McCarthy) Medicine Hat. Lane (Murdoch, Bast) 4. Medicine Hat, Vaydik (Shance, Dean) 5. Medicine Hat, Bast (Murdoch. Lane) Penalties Greenbank W Carrol! M Bast M Girardin W Samos W Hillworth M Second Period: 6. Winnipeg, Greenbank 7. Medicine Hat, Maxwell 8. Winnipeg. McCarthy (Rollins, Lash) Penalties Rollins W Bast M Girardin W Ray M Hillworth M Third Period: 9. Medicine Hat, Shance (Maxwell) 10. Medicine Hat, Murdoch (Bast, Lukowich) 11. Medicine Hat, Murdoch (Lukowich, Hill) Penalties Murdoch M Rollins W (miscon- duct) Shots on goal by Medicine Hat 14 6 Winnipeg 11 11 Goal Farwell, Medicine Hat; Molleken, Bannerrrian, Winnipeg. Attendance Trottier assists on three markers THE CANADIAN PRESS Kamloops Chiefs and Saska- toon Blades got an unexpected three-minute breather in their Western Canada Hockey League game Friday night when Kamloops coach Harvey Roy pulled his squad off the ice to protest a penalty call. Roy ordered his players off at of the second period in protest over a double minor penalty assessed against one of his players, Chris Dyer. The Chiefs returned three minutes later without being further penalized and went on to lose 4-1 to the Blades in Saskatoon. In other action Friday night, Regina Pats staged a third-pe- riod rally to gain a 4-4 tie with the visiting New Westminster Bruins, Victoria Cougars shaded Edmbntdn Oil Kings 5- 4, Calgary Centennials upend- ed Lethbridge Broncos 5-3 and Medicine Hat Tigers rolled over Winnipeg Clubs 8-3 in Winnipeg. Calgary 5 Lethbridge 3 The home-ice Centennials took their first victory of the season from the Broncos as Greg Neeld, Denny McLean, Brian McLean, Dave Colbourne and Paul Enquist scored. Former Calgarian Jerry Bancks scored twice for the losers and Terry Bucyk, recently acquired from Ed- monton Oil Kings, added one goal. Saskatoon 4 Kamloops 1 Wes Peters scored twice for the Eastern Division leaders with Dan Arndt and Bernie Federko rounding out the at- tack. Brad Gassoff accounted for KamlooDs' only goal. Regina 4 New Westminster 4 Mike Wirachowsky, Jim Mi- nor and Rob Tudor scored in the final period for the Pats, who trailed 4-1 heading into the period. Les Grauer had the other Regina goal while Kelly Secord, with two, Fred Berry and Al Cameron scored for the Bruins. Victoria 5 Edmonton 4 The Cougars got four of their goals on power plays as they rallied from an early 2-0 deficit behind the two-goal and three-assist performance of rookie Gord Roberts. Mel Bridgman, Don Cairns and Dan Lucas handled the rest of the Cougar scoring, with Doug Lecuyer getting two goals for the Oil Kings and Rocky Maze and Wayne Babyeh adding the others. Medicine Hat 8 Winnipeg 3 Greg Vaydik and Don Mur- doch paced the Tigers with two goals each. Cliff Lane. Bryan Maxwell, Tim Shance and Tom Bast had the other Tiger goals, while Kelly Greenbank, with two, and Pronghorns victimized VICTORIA University of Victoria Vikings demonstrated why they are in first place of the Canada West University Athletic Association basketball league Friday night. The Vikings shot a phenomenal 597o from the floor en route to a 93-54 triumph over the University of Lethbridge Pronhorns. Dave Mulcahy and Lome Dakin fired in 18 points each for the league leaders, who racked up their ninth win in 11 contests this season. For the locals, Richard Foggo shook off an ankle in- jury to lead the club with 16 points while Joey Shackleford and Phil Letham added 14 points apiece. The Pronghorns shot a respectable 35% from the floor, led by Shackleford, who clicked on three quarters of his attempts, but it was not enough to stay with Victoria. Shackleford also led the locals in rebounding with six. Overall, the Vikings out- rebounded Lethbridge 40-33, led by Mulcahy's 11 grabs. The Pronghorns are now 2-9 in Canada West play, and face the Vikings again tonight. In the women's game, Vic- toria built up an impressive 41-19 lead by halftime, and coasted to a 74-42 triumph over the Pronghorns. Edna Ritchie led the hosts with 20 points, while Theresa Marcin and Marg Mainwaring added 12 each. Georgina Lester paced the Pronghorns with nine points, while Jacy Fox scored seven and Lori Lilja added six. Elsewhere in Canada West men's play, UBC Thunder- birds clobbered University of Saskatchewan Huskies 100-64 Rams, Clipper Queens beat Catholic Central WFL expects to start with eight teams HONOLULU (AP) The World Football League plans to complete its reorganization in March and open the season in July with at least eight teams, league president Chris Hemmeter said Friday. Those cities are Honolulu, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., Shreveport, La., Birmingham, Ala., Orlando, Fla., Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Syracuse, N.Y., Louisville, Ky., San An- tonio, Tex., New York City, Jacksonville, Fla., Memphis, Tenn., and Chicago! Suspensions for Brandon coach, player SASKATOON (CP) Brandon Wheat King coach Norm Johnson has been suspended for five games and one of his players, Gary Soetaert, has been suspended for three games by the Western Canada Hockey League. League President Ed Chynoweth announced the suspensions Friday night. They follow an incident in New Westminster Jan. 12 when Johnson and Soetaert became involved in a fight with fans at a game between the Bruins and the Wheat Kings. "It is the coaches' and players' responsibility to con- tain their involvement at the ice said Chynoweth. LETHBRIDGE FISH GAME ASSOCIATION announces FLY TYING CLASSES to begin SUNDAY. JAN. 19 -2 P.M. Lethbridge Fish Game Club Rooms Membership Fee: Children Adults ___________Approximately 6.week course DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. DOUG BOVER Sales Representative Continues to Serve Southern 3O80thSt. S. PhOM 328-1228 The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams broke open a tight game in the second half as they dumped Catholic Central Cougars 42-24 in the only Southern Alberta 4A Boys' Basketball League contest Friday night. The Rams led only 22-17 at the half, but steadily pulled away in the last two quarters. Dave Adams and Gary Sinclair hooped 12 points apiece for the Rams, while the tough LCI defence allowed no Cougar to reach double figures. In girls' action, the LCI Clipper Queens took a 14-6 lead into the dressing room at halftime, and went on to down Catholic Central Cittens 28-18. Cindy Cann and Frouws had eight points apiece for LCI while Mickey Kinahan had a similar number for the Cittens. Jeff Peterson scored 10 points to lead his LCI Colts to a 40-28 win over Catholic Central Flyers in junior varsi- ty play. The Colts led only 20- 18 at the half. In the Southwest Conference, Claresholm Cobras and Stirling Lakers locked up in a real barn- burner, hut the home-standing- Cobras came out victorious by a 53-52 count. Rob MacOdrum notched 18 points while Doug Anderson added 13 for the Cobras, who led 22-20 at halftime. Scott Levine's 17 points were tops for Stirling while Stephen Hill added 12. Elsewhere, Milk River Comets stetched a 22-18 half- time lead into a 51-37 triumph over Vauxhall Vikings. Ben Janz was a high scorer in the game as he netted 17 points in a losing cause. Elaine Barr's 16-point per- formance lifted Fort Macleod Flyers to a 43-32 triumph over Kate Andrews Gaels Friday. Mike Girbav had 10 points to lead the Gaels, who trailed 22- 10 at the half. Terry Hanna had a big night for the Picture Butte Sugar Kings, as he hooped 25 points to lead his club to a 74-54 win over Taber W. R. Myers Trotters. Kevin Sauer added 16 points for the winners while Allen Matthews, with 13, and Tim Jesperson, with 12, led the Trotters. In junior varsity action, Stirling whipped Claresholm 55-39, Kate Andrews Wildcats dumped Fort Macleod Ansons 35-26, and W. R. Myers edged Picture Butte 42-36. Kate Andrews Larks got 10 points each from Debbie Vaselenak, Bonnie Stanko, and Cynthia French as they downed Fort Macleod Meteors in Southwest girls' action Friday. Jenny Braun paced Fort Macleod with 15 points. In Vauxhall, the Vi-Queens took a 21-8 lead by halftime, and coasted to a 30-19 triumph over Milk River Novas. Teresa Ternes had 13 points for the winners while Nancy Evers replied with 10 for the Novas. Donna Hanna ripped the cords for 21 points to lead the Picture Butte Sugar Queens to a 54-30 triumph over W. R. Myers Dawns. Shelley Dickout aided the Picture Butte cause with 10 points while Irene Beckering was tops for Myers with 12 points. Nobleford Blades battled back 'from a 20-15 deficit at halftime to dump Lundbreck Sabres 38-31 in Far West Conference play. Art Steinbergen had 12 points and Dwayne Erickson 10 for the winners, while Neil Cornish paced Lundbreck with 14. St. Michael's Dragons got 12 points each from Rob Fritz and Terry Bonertz as they defeated Crowsnest Panthers 47-37. John Lapointe had 11 points in a losing cause. In girls' action, Roslyn Sorgie fired in 13 points to lead St. Michael's Dragonettes to a 50-17 batter- ing of Crowsnest Pandas. In Nobleford, Nobleford Bladettes came back from a 23-22 deficit at halftime to take a 41-28 decision from Lundbreck Sabrettes Friday. Shelley Kpnynbelt paced the victors with 10 points while Debbie belinte was the game's top scorer for Lundbreck with 12. STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION Mon., Jan. p.m. King Curtis and Big John Quinn vs Mark Lewin and Larry Lane Kelly Twins vs Frankie Laine and Roy Callender Ramirez vs Strong Hayes vs Ivey Les Thornton vs Mr. Hito Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJOC-TV LETHBRIDGE BRONCOS PLAYER OF THE WEEK JANUARY 5th thru JANUARY 11th BRYAN TROTTIER This weeks player of the week is Bryan Trottier of Val Marie, Saskatchewan, the 191 Ib. centre of the Broncos picked 9 points last week 'with 3 goals and 6 assists. Bryan was instrumental in the Broncos wins over the Winnipeg Clubs and the Flin Flon Bombers. Buy Quality And M MINUTE MUFFLER INSTALLATIONS 3rd Avt. 14th St. S. Kevin McCarthy replied for the Clubs. CALGARY 5 BRONCOS 3 First Period: 1. Calgary. B. McLean (Fynn, Bandura) 2. Calgary, Colbourne (Neeld. 'Eastcott) Penalties Eastcott C Henderson L Jobson L Smith L Second Period: 3. Calgary, En- qulst (Bandura. Lalonde) 4. Lethbridge. Bucyk (Trotlier) Penalties Hodgson C Henderson L Neeld C Lutz L (double Lalonde C Miltord C Third Period: 5. Calgary. Neeld (Lestander) 6.'Lethbridge. Bancks (Trottier) 7. Lethbridge. Bancks (Troltler) B. Calgary, D. McLean (Ashby, Leslander) Penalties Lee L Hodgson C Shots on goat by Lethbridge 8 13 Calgary 11 6 Goal Boutin. Lethbridge. Hendrick, Calgary. Attendance: What is the record now for a National Hockey League player appear- ing in the most Stanley Cup playoff games? The record is held by Henri Richard who has played in 174. 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