Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Towdoy, January 19, 1971 ~ THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 7 Addition of Hawks should help West seeking first victory t'yfr t BOSTON (CP) - While the nil-stars were receiving their honors at Monday night's National Hockey League all-star dinner, trade rumors, most of which had no foundation, were rampant in hotel lobbies. And Alan Eagleson, executive director of the NHL Players' Association, who resigned his position officially today, threatened legal action against Toronto Maple Leafs if they don't trade Ms client, centre Mike Walton, within a week. Walton, who has been certified too ill to play again with the Leafs, was mentioned prominently in the trade rumors. Leaf general manager Jim Gregory could not be reached for confirmation. Nor could Ms Philadelphia counterpart, Keith Allen, whose Flyers were said to be interested in Walton, defenceman Brian Glennie and goalie Bruce Gamble in exchange for goal-1 tender Bernie Parent. Gregory and Marcel Pelletier, director of player personnel with the Flyers, were closeted before the dinner which precedes tonight's 24th NHL all-star game at Boston Garden. GAME ON TV The game will be carried by CBC TV's national network starting at 6:30 p.m. MST. Gregory was also reported to have been in touch with St. s iimiiini n r i ti m i m i itw mar wrnth i......i.......... Bowling Banter* AT CAPRI BOWL, George Furo came up with his finest effort of the year to take the men's bowler-oMhe-week honors .. sporting an average of 208 in Canadian Dressed Meats, he rolled 268, 236 and 315 for an 810 triple which tied the high three for the year . . Maria Jokuty, also bowling CDM, took the women's honors . . with an average of 189, she hit for 219, 230 and a big 361 for an 810 triple with the 810 and 361 single new highs for the year . . Two other trundlers recorded season highs during the week with Louis DeJager taking over high average in Hoof and Horn at 196 and Joyce Marsden moving into the average lead in Eagles Lodge with 191. I ? ? ? ' In YBC action, the bantams were paced by Leslie Killins with 200, Rod Malchow 239 and a 442 double, Darren Pepper 220 and Michele Maclean 239 . . The junior leaders were Rick Barva 266 and a 487 double, Ron Gretzlnger 280 and 540 and Lori Smeed 271 and 524 . . Pacing the pack for the seniors were Linda Malcomson 271 and 524, Ken Kurtz 264 and 485, Darwin Romanchuk 250 and 475, Bernie Pohl 262 and 458, Dennis Smith 261 and a 768 triple, Randy SilHto 335 and 737, Darrel Lagler 327 and 772, Bert Olson 284 and 722 and Bev Evans 313 . . The big guns for the men in league play were Randy Wolstoncroft 304 in Hepp's, Ken Larson 341, Loren Levy 337 and Morgan Sparks 299 in Gordie's, Hans Schubs 312, Bill Gorzitza 303 and 773 and Bill KoskosM 297 and 818 in Green's, and Bernie Pohl 290 and 801 in Young Adults . . Pacing the gals were Mary Lazarick 295 in Juniors, Bev Jarvis 295 in Hoof and Horn, Mary Ward 299 in Morning Coffee, Mary Ar-aski 283 in Prebuilt, Jean KoskosM a 744 triple in Freel's and Jean Christie 753 in Green's. * * AT GLENDALE BOWL, the men's bowler-oMhe-week is Dick Tuk who has shown steady improvement all year . . playing in Civil Service he put together his best string of the season with 348, 236 and 225 for an 809 triple, 161 pins over his 216 average . . Dot Bulpltt moved into the spotlight as the women's bowler-of-the-week with a fine effort in Higa's . . she rolled 271, 321 and 184 for a 776 triple, 176 pins over her 200 average . . Other standout performances for the week were turned in by Bernie Bailey with 261, 366 and 264 for an 891 triple, Ken King 306 and 832 and Steve Pedersen 335 and 828, all in Commercial Men's, Gerry Anderson 333 and 761 in B and E Hardware, Dieter Bechtold 260, 241 and 318 for a solid 819 triple in South-Alta Produce, Sandy Scattergood 735 in Shoppers World and 739 in Chinook Stationers, Cynthia Milli-gan 709 in Chinook, Bea Salmon 778 in Tracy's, Al Taylor 834, Lew Mills 799 and Bill Taylor 761 in Civil Service, John Scattergood 358 and an 846 triple, Steve Dlmnlk 363 and 784 and Robin Wheeldon 746 in IOF. i ? ? ? With the local Western Canada rolloffs over, the lower average bowlers who have entered the Canadian closed singles are reminded that they take to the lanes this Sunday at one o'clock to roll four games . . the top two men and top two women will advance to the zone final in Medicine Hat the following weekend . . Congratulations go out to the new city singles champions, Gary Tunbridge and Dianne Violin! . . Gary averaged 273 over 16 games to win the men's crown, averaging a sensational 318 in his final four games to win out in whirlwind style . . Dianne averaged 264 over the 16 games to take the women's crown. Dinner ready to go Everything indicates readiness for the third annual LDS Father and Son Athletics Awards banquet Saturday at the Lethbririge Community College. The head table guests have been announced for the dinner set to get under way at 6 p.m. Heading the list of guests is featured speaker Harold (Hack) Miller, veteran of 36 years as a sports writer, Ron Brand of the Montreal Expos of baseball's National League, rodeo champion Malcolm Jones, Gig Perez of the Calgary Stampeders, Ernie Lopez, the third ranked welterweight, amateur and professional boxer Eddie LeBaron, sportsman Doug Clark and master of ceremonies Ron Wat-mough. A special added attraction will be one of the highlights of this year's dinner. At 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the new LDS Stake House on Scenic Drive an exhibition boxing match will be held. The bouts will feature Lopez, LeBaron and Lethbridgeite Max Gibb. Guest referee for the exhibitions will be Gordon Pouliot, last year's featured speaker. Only people with dinner tickets will be admitted to the bouts at no charge. Another of the highlights of the dinner will be the presentation of the Percy Butler memorial trophy to the LDS sportsman of the year. Trophies will a.'so be presented to the top senior and junior athlete. The Fabulous mm Plus Added Attractions ET'iBITION PAVILION V..BJRS., JAN. 21st AT 8:00 P.M. The Greatest Basketball Show in the World llckats at DOUG'S Mu�!c and Sports. All Seal* t�*�rv�d %3k. Flanigan tops DENVER (AP) - Doug Flanigan of Calgary finished first with 63 points in Monday's bareback bronc riding at the National Western Rodeo. He was a point ahead of John Edwards of Montana. Third went to Chris LeDoux of Wyoming. JOVIAL AIL-STARS - Enjoying a good laugh at Ihs National Hockey League All-Star dinner in Boston Monday Louis Blues, but Sid Salomon III, Blues vice-president, denied there was any trade business discussed, Eagleson, who explained his decision not to remain a full-time employee of the NHLPA was based on his desire to spend more time with his law practice and family, said of the Walton situation that Had been dormant for almost two weeks: "I'm not going to see a kid destroyed because they (Toronto) feel they can't make a good deal for him." Walton left the team Dee. 2 with what was later diagnosed as a depressive illness. An independent psychiatrist, appointed by NHL president Clarence Campbell, suggested that in the b�*Rt interests of the player he should not play again in a Leaf uniform. Eagleson said he would continue to negotiate players' contracts, but his full-time duties would be handled by an executive secretary, probably Michael Cannon of Ottawa, a graduate of Halifax's St. Mary's University, whom Eagleson recommended for the position. Boston Bruins' Bobby Orr went through the formality of carting off four individual awards at Monday night's dinner, the most ever amassed by a player in one year. The 22-year-old defenceman ZSWy^^.^^J^ Esposito, left, of the Boston Bruin,, Bobby top scorer in 1969-70; Hart Memorial Trophy as the most valuable player; James Norris Trophy as the outstanding defenceman, and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the top performer in Boston's Stanley Cup victory over St. Louis last spring. Tony Esposito, Chicago Black Hawks sophomore goalie, won two individual awards-the Cal-der Trophy as the league's top rookie last season and the Ve-zina Trophy as the goaltender allowing the fewest goals against during the season. Other individual trophy win-Dcrs wcrci Phil Goyette of Buffalo Sabres, winner of the Lady Byng Trophy, as the player best exhibiting ability and sportsmanship while with St. Louis last year, and Pit Martin of Chicago, the Bill Masterton Trophy as the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game of hockey as seen by the NHL Writers' Association. While the championship Stanley Cup went to Boston, Chicago took the Prince of Wales Trophy for finishing first in the East Division schedule last year, and St. Louis, who advanced to the finals against Boston, took the Clarence S. Campbell Trophy as West Division leaders. Gordie Howe, 42-year-old veteran defenceman in his 25th year with Detroit Red Wings, will dress for his 22nd all-star game despite an ailing right elbow. Howe at first turned down the invitation to play for the East. 'I 7 i � Wmm- 4 J Hull, centre, of the Chicago Black Hawks, and Gordie Howe of the Detroit Red Wings. The All-Star game will be played at Boston Garden tonight. Eight goals in six games needed Esposito can break record MONTREAL (CP) - Eight goals in six games. That's all Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins' high-scoring centre, needs' to break one National Hockey League record and tie another. Statistics issued by the NHL today show Esposito with 42 goals and 87 points in 44 games. If he can manage eight more goals in Boston's next six games lie will break his own record for most goals in a season by a centre-49 in 1968-69- and equal Rocket Richard's record of 50 goals in 50 games. Richard set the record in 194445 with Montreal Cana-diens. Esposito currently is four goals behind the pace set by Richard, who had 46 goals after 44 games that season, but he is 14 goals ahead of left winger Bobby Hull's pace with Chicago Black Hawks in 1968-69 when Hull scored his record 58 goals. One reason for Esposito's success is the fact that he is shooting the puck more often than any other player in league history. To date he has taken 324 shots on goal-an average of 7.4 a game-and is almost assured of breaking Bobby Hull's record of 414 shots in 1968-69. If he maintains his current rate of shooting and scoring, Esposito will finish the season with 577 snots and 74 goals. Defenceman Bobby Orr of the Bruins maintained his second-place spot in the scoring race with 73 points, including a league-leading 55 assists. Esposito last week picked up $500 for leading the individual scoring race at the half-way point of the schedule, while Orr received $250 as runner-up. Right winger Ken Hodge of Boston has moved into third place with 62 points, two more than team-mate Johnny Bucyk, who is fourth in the individual race. Bobby Hull and Norm UUman Minor hockey Lethbridge Midget "C" All-Stars belted Claresholm North Stars 8-3 Monday in an exhibition game. Brian Conrad and Randy Joe-venazzo each scored twice to lead the locals. Singletons came off the sticks of Darryl Nason, Dennis Hatt, Derrick Blasco, and George Irvine. Claresholm markers were shared by L. Penner, D. Anderson and M. Shearer. In midget league actions the Comets, with Cam Mcintosh notching three markers, blanked the Eskimos 6-0. Larry Stewart chipped in with two for the winners while Jim McLellan added a single. Geoffrey Cox and Kevin Hunt both banged in two goals each last night as they paced the Blues to a 5-2 victory over the Totems in Pee Wee action. Rod Ross added the other Bluesmarker. For the Totems Peter Watson and Dean Kjeldgaard managed a goal each in a losing cause. Last Saturday the Maple Leafs could not break a tough Jet club and suffered a 6-3 loss. Dick Rizelhoff rapped in two goals for the Jets while Steve Gorko, Gary Dogterom, Darrel Mock, and Mike McNally tallied singles. Scott Darwin, Kelly Vayko-vick and Don Johnson replied for the Leafs. of Toronto Maple Leafs are tied for fifth place with 57 points each, while right winger John McKenzie of Boston, who will miss tonight's all-star game because of a dislocated shoulder he suffered Sunday, is seventh with 50 points. Goaltenders Gilles Villemure and Ed Giacomin of New York Rangers lead the netminders with a combined goals-against average of 2.15-.12 better than the Chicago average of Gerry Desjardins and Tony Esposito. Villemure and Giacomin shared $250 last week as first-half leaders in the Vezina Trophy race. NHL LEADERS O A Pit Pim Esposito, Bps ....... 42 45 87 35 Orr, Bos ............ IB 55 73 59 Hodge, Bos .......... 26 36 62 78 Bucyk, Bos........... 27 33 60 4 B. Hull, Chi ......... 25 32 57 22 Ullman Tor ......... 25 32 57 12 WicKenzle, Bos ...... 18 32 so 86 Keon, Tor ........... 23 26 49 J Cashman, Bos ....... 12 34 46 54 Ratelle, ny ......... 20 25 45 12 Martin, Chi ......... IB 25 43 34 Cournoyer, Will ...... 23 19 42 12 Tkaciuk, ny ........ 13 29 42 24 Mlklta, Chi ........> 12 30 42 40 Stanlleld, Bos ....... 17 24 21 2 W. Makl, Von ....... 16 24 40 40 Delvecchlo, Det ...... 12 27 39 4 Ellis, Tor ........... 18 20 M 4 Ballvaau, Mtl ....... 10 28 3B 14 Balon, ny .......... 25 12 37 II Henderson, Tor \..... 17 20 37 20 . Kurfenbach. V ....... 14 23 37 58 Two events to Hougeii It was a big week for Charli* Hougen of Foremost and his mates at the annual Wrentham men's bonspiel. Hougen skipped his rink to victories in the first and second events as well as the grand aggregate of the six-day, 27-rink event. With Hougen were third Frank Heck, second Magnus Hougen and lead Bill Gejdos. In winning the number one Grovers event Hougen bested Jerald Hutchinson of Warner. Third place went to Bert NiUson of Warner while Gerry Gorrill of Wrentham was fourth. Hougen defeated David Bern-ston in the number two Massey Ferguson event. Bert Nillson was third followed by Gerald Douglas Foremost. The number three Green Acres Fertilizer event went to Alike Balazs of Lethbridge as he won out over Garth Nillson of the host club. Gerry McGlenn was third with Bob Sapsford of Lethbridge fourth. McGlenn is from Stirling. Balazs also took home top honors in the fourth event, the 77 Oil, with a win over Ken Welsh of Milk River in the final. Hutchison finished third with Leo Wachtier fourth. Cowan fourth TORONTO (CP) - Gary Cowan of Kitchener, Ont., who has already received an invitation to appear in the Masters golf tournament at Augusta in April, has been ranked fourth among all amateur golfers in America by Golf Digest maga-line.