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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-21,Lethbridge, Alberta Mondiy. JamMry 21. 1*74 - THE LETHBRIDÛt HEMALD - » Longhornê lose four~point game to Falcons in overtime Maxwell says club looking for playoffs By PAT StLLIVAN Herald Sportf Editor Stan Maxwell, coach of the Lethbridge Longhorns of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, doesn’t believe in taking any steps in retreat. Sunday, despite the fact the Longhorns dropped a 5-4 overtime verdict to Drumheller ■Falcons, Maxwell gave the rest of the six<team league fair warning. “We’re not going to be c(hi-tent with just spoiling things for other clubs in this loop," he said, “we're going after a playoff spot." Lon^ms, currently in the league basement, split their weekend games. Saturday night they got past Edmonton Mets 6-5.    . “We got off to a alow start this season,” added Maxwell, “but since we turned the corner just before Christmas, we have more than held our own." With 20 games left Maxwell feels his charges can still grab the fourth and last playoff berth. The ‘Horns have been flying at a .750 clip of late and even Sunday's setback, in which the locals let a 4-1 lead escape them, hasn't dampened Maxwell's faith. Don^t get Pushie But that's just what he did. Grant Pushie, of the Durmheller in overtime, to give the Falcons a come from behind 5-4 win over Falcons (light jersey) checks Lethbridge Longhorns’ Terry Robert^ the Longhorns at Henderson Ice Centre. . Sunday afternoon. Pushie. scored two goals, .including the winner    . \i^arrior§^ Neale tosses chair on ice Sons earn    Lesser stars stage front victories The Lethbridge Kinsmen Warriors and Lethbridge Native Sons scored victories in a pair of exhibition hockey games staged over the weekend.    . Saturday the Warriors defeated Medicine Hat Cabievision All-Stars 11-8 while Sunday the Native Sons doubled the score 8-4 over the Elks. In the Gas City Saturday, Bob Quinell rifled in four goals to lead the Warriors to their win oyer their hosts. Harvie Pocza chipped in with a hat-trick while Ken Bond added two goals and Greg L.ewis and Kevin Keith one each. Tom Biko and Gary Benson replied twice for the Hat. in Sunday's encounter, the Native Sons jumped to a 5-2 lead after the opening period to earn their win over the Elks. Joe Meli led the Sons' attack with two goals while singles came off the sticks of Rod Pocza, Gary Craik, Reg Osmond, Greg Kveder, Pie Lavoratto and Glen Scheibner. Lome Osmond tallied twice and singles went to Mike Boychuk and Dave Jackson for the Elks, who outshot the Sons 41-23, The Sons also picked up six of seven minor penalties along with a lO-minute misconduct and a game misconduct. The Lethbridge Kinsmen Warriors whipped the Crowsnest Pass Cascades 12-1 in a Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League game staged in Coleman Friday night. The Warriors were never headed in the three periods as they lead 4-1 after the first 20 minutes aixl 8-1 at the end of the second. Bob Quinell and Greg Lewis paced the Warriors’ attack with hat-tricki while Greg Pilling and Randy Lowe chipped in with a pair. Harvie Pocza and Dick Shardlow managed a goal apiece in the win while Kelly Siray scored the kme goal for the Cascades. Hie Cascades also picked up 13 of» minor peiwlti«, one of two majors and two game miscomhicts. By GEKRY SUTTON Canadian Press Staff Writer Ken Hodge, Carol Vadnais, Rick Martin—they’re often overshadowed. For instance, Hodge by line- mate Phil Esposito, Vadnais by defensive compatriot Bobby Orr, and Martin by Gil Perreault. It was the reverse Sunday night in the National Hockey League as Hodge and Vadnais each scored two goals to lead Boston Bruins to a 5-2 triumph over Los Angeles Kings, They also had a goal apiece Saturday night as the Bruins Pronghorns’ hoop team only manages one victory SASKATOON (Special) -The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns only managed a split in a pair of Canada West University Men’s Basketball League games against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies over the weekend. The Pronghorns, who had thumped the Huskies 83-67 in their first meeting Friday night, missed the weekend sweep by suffering a 74-66 setback Saturday night. The two-game split left the Pronghorns in fifth place in the six-team conference with three wins and seven losses while it was the first win in 10 starts far the cellar-dwelling Huskies. Bob Thompson sparked the Huskies’ attack with 20 points while Dean Faris chipped in with 19 and Roger Ganes 16. Peter Sikora and Larry Baker hooped 17 and 15 points respectively for the Pronghorns, who led 37-31 at halftime. Meanwhile the U of S Huskiettes trampled the U of L Pronghorns 73-25 in a Canada West University Women's Basketball League encounter. ' The Huskiettes registered Local squash players win The Lethbridge VMCA squash team captured the Southern Alberta Men's Squash League it was announced Sunday. The focal club as well as five teams from Calgary took ^rt in the 1973-74 season. Members of the local club included Wayne Bowes, Dennis Connelly, Dick Ksng-Brown, Jerry Kericho and Ian McFadwn. their eighth consecutive win with Pronghorn defeat, led by Karoi Kusler and Terl Duke with 15 points each. Sandra Knight, Pat Schan-dor aiid Kathy Bardgett notched siic points apiece to lead the Pronghorns. University of Victoria Vikings downed University of Calgary Eiinosaurs 71-55 while the Vikettes defeated the Din-nies 48-29. And in Vancouver, University of Alberta Golden Bears took a 78-66 decision over University of British Columbia Thunderbirds but the Thunderettes pounded the Pandas 51-35. The Vikings were led by Lee Edmundson with 14 and Pete Hogweide and Jim Hunter with 11 each. Dave L^amont scored 23 points for Calgary, Bob Farch 11. The Vikettes made it two in a row with their win over Calgary. They defeated the Dinnies Friday night 58-35. Wally Tollestrup led the Golden Bears with 23 points, and Steve Ignatiavicius backed him up with 18. Ralph Turner scored 18 points for UBC and Blake Iverson had 17. Alberta led 42-39 at thè half. The Thunderettes came from behind in the second half for their win, with Kathy Burdett scoring 14 points and teammate Carol Turney contributing 13. Wendy Martin led Alberta with 17. NHL scorers By THE CANADIAN PRESS SUNDAY PlttsbvrghSat Philadelphia 3 PlttsbttrfUi—Pronovost, Ar-nason, Bianchin, Schock, La-londe; Phtladelpbia—Clemente, Barber, Lonsberry. Mmlreal 3 at Detroit Z Montreal—Lafleur, Shutt, Wilson; Detroit—Hogaboam 2. . CatifomlB 4 at Buffalo < Callfonila—Boldirev 2, J. Jc^nston, Leach; Buffalo— Martin 2, Lorentz, Carriere, Robert, Atkinson. St. L«lt 3 at Atinu I St. L«il«-Sather, AngotU, Williams; Atlaiia—Richard. Im Aiiftelei 2 at Baitm 5 L« Aagele« ' ~ Corrifan, Goring; Bmi«—Vadnais 2, Hodge 2, Orr. VaiKMver 2 at CMca«* 7 VaiMHTer—Wilkins, Bor* deleau; Cliica|i*~Rota 3, Pappin 2, Russell, Martin, Frig. SATURDAY Rangers 3 at Chicago 2 Chicago-Maki 2; NY. Rangers-^Park, Irvine, Stem-kowski. Buffalo t at NY Islanders S Buffalo—Luce, Perreault; NY Islanders—Nystrom, D, Potvin. Toronto 3 at Minnesota S Toronto—McKenny, Sittler, Henderson; Minnesota-Harvey, Grant, Gibbs, Goldsworthy, Parise. Boston 8 at Montreal 0 Boilon—Marcotte 2, Hodge, Forbes, - Esposito, Vadnais, Sheppard. Sanderson. Lot Angeles • at Phlladel^ia 2 PhlladeliAia—Van Impe. Barber. DetnHi S at St. Lowls 2 OetroH-Redmond 2, Berenson, Jarry, Bowcba; St. Louis—Unger. Thomson. whipped Montreal Canadiens 8-0. Martin, a left winger who usualk finds himself on a line with Perreault, had two goals and two assists Sunday in Buffalo Sabres’ 6-4 win over California Seals. Hodge, a right winger who scored 37 goals last season, now has 31 this year along with 32 assists for 63 points—good for third place in the points race. Vadnais, a 28-year-old defenceman in his second full season with the Bruins, got his eighth and ninth goa s . In other Sunday games, Chicago Black Hawks defeated Vancouver Canucks 7-2; the Canadiens shaded Detroit Red Wings 3-2; Pittsburgh Penguins surprised Philadelphia Flyers 5-3, and St. Louis Blues beat Atlanta Flames 3-1. In other Saturday games, the Rangers nipped the Hawks 3-2; the North Stars beat the Leafs 5-3; the Wings topped the Blues 5-2; the Flyers blanked the Kings 2-0; and the Islanders tied the Sabres 2-2. Harry Neale won the chair tossing contest dui*ing Sunday night’s World Hockey Association game in Quebec City and it is likely the coach of Minnesota Fighting Saints will be fined for his efforts. Neale hurled a wooden chair across the ice late in the first period, shortly after Pierre Guile’s first of two goals gave Quebec Nordiques a 2-1 lead. Neale was ejected from the game by referee Pierre Belanger and his team lost 5-4 to the Nordiques on an overtime power-play goal by Serge Bernier. In other WHA play, Toronto Toros thrashed New England Whalers 8-4, Winnipeg Jets hammered New Jersey Knights 9-3. Edmonton Oilers clipped Cleveland Crusaders 5-2 and Vancouver Blazers whitewashed Los Angeles Sharks 3-0. “We had a letdown today,” he said Sunday. “We I puck away when we : have but these happen" Sunday, before an 800 fan turnout, the Longhorns built up a 4-riead with less than six minutes left in the second period but went into a defensive shell that cost them the win. Grant Pushie’s second goal of the game, with just 24 seconds gone in sudden-death overtime, gave the Falcons the victory. Jim Bertrum, Ken Woodkey, and Ron Rose added single goals for the winners. Randy Joevenazzo, with two, and Brad Cox and Ron Krikke handled the scoring for the Longhorns. . Joevenazzo, who also added an assist, and Cox scored in the first period to offset Bertrum's marker giving the locals a 2-1 margin, Joevenazzo and Krikke upped the lead to 4-1 before the Falcons came to life. Playing without their top scorer Roger Mitchell, the Falcons came back with second period goals by Woodkey and Pushie to set the stage for their overtime, comeback win. , Rose scored the only goal of the third period to force the extra stanza. However, Pushie hardly gave the supporters time to settle in their seats before beating Longhorn goalie Greg Dodds with a close in shot that Dodds stopped. But the puck trickled through his pads and barely crossed the red line. Longhorns served the only minor penalty of the game while Reid Johnson of the locals and Cam McChristianson of Drumhellei were each assessed two majors and a game misconduct each. The two scrapped on the ice and then went at it in the penalty box. For Johnson it was his second straight game misconduct- He picked one up Saturday night for being the third man in a fight along with Ron Bignell of the Mets. Johnson and Bignell joined in on a fight Bernie Syrenne of the Longhorns and Gary Russlink of the Mets started. As for the game itself Cox notched his second marker of the night at 18:19 of the third period to give the locals their narrow triumph. Darcy O'Sullivan had tied the game at 4:41 setting the stage for Cox's winner. Other Lethbridge goals came from Albert Dumont, Darryl Zaparniuk and Garry Meers. Edmonton markers came off the sticks of Tom Currie, with two, Gary Rissling, Paul Messier and Murray Day. Longhorns outshot the Mets 41-29 while taking three of five majors and five of 14 minor penalties. In Blairmore, Brian McLean scored twice Saturday night to lead the Pass Red Devils to a 6-4 victory over Drumheller Falcons. Edmonton Mets edged the Pass Red Devils 2-1 Sunday which saw all goals scored in the first period. Rod Pimm's three-goal performance helped first - place Red Deer Rustlers thump Calgary Canucks 9-3 Sunday night. DRUMHELLEK 9 LETHBmDQE * Pirttp«rlod — 1. Lembridge, Joe-vena22o (Zaperniuk, Krikke) S:59: 2. Drumheller, Bertrum (ñose, Woodkey) 13:34; 3. LeiFibridge, Cox (Hougen, Small) 14:23. Penalties — Hougen, Johnson (major, major, game misconduct| Chrislianson (double, major, game misconduct). Second (Mrlod — 4. Lethbridge, Joevenazzo. (Krikke, Hougen) 1:36: S. Lethbridge. Krikke (Joevenazzo) 14:31; 6. Drumheller. Woodkey (Rose| 15:17; 7. Drumheller, Pushie (Morgan) 19:5B. PenaltiSa — none. Third parlod — 3. Drumheller. Hose (Stewart) S:D3. Penalties — none. Ovartim« — 9. Drumheller, Pushie (Morgan. Bembridge), Penalties — none, LETHBRIDGE « EDMONTQN 5 Flr*t period — 1, Lethbridge, Dumont (Roberts, Syrenne) 2:00; S. Lethbridge, Zapemiuk (Joeiienaizo, Klinkhammer) 4:48; 3. Edmonton, Currie 6:34; 4. Edmonton. Rissling (Waldren, Fellows) 10:49; 5. Lethbridge, Cox (Smalll 17:12; 6. Edmonton, Messier (Poplowski)'16:35, Penalties — Dumont, Syrenne, Cor-mack. Second parlod — 7. Edmonton, Currie (Magnan, Messier) 1:32, 6. Letribridge. Meers (Dodds) 16:S9. PGnnlties — Babych (major) Lowry (major), Poplowski, Reno, Sokoslcivvski, Rissling (major) Syrenne (major) Johnson (game mis. conduct) Bignell (game misconduct). Morrow, Lowfy, Rissling, Joe-venazio. TNrt p*fhM) — 9. Edmonton, Day (Morrow) 2:18; 10. Lethbridge, O'Sullivan (Small, Cox) 4:41; 11. Lethbridge. Cox (C'Suliivan, Small) 18:49, Penalties — Rissling (minor, misconduct). Joevenazzo. Risslmg. STAMPEDE WRESTLING Exhibition Pavilion TonightI 8:30 p.m. NOHTH AMEMCAN TITLE lOUT »MV« GmMIi It MMM Hm Mdw Rude awakening Frances Cheng. Hong Kong junior champion, found the going rough at the Community College Saturday as he was belted by Phil Murray of the host College in the annual LCC tourney. LCC outstanding in own tourney the strongest club in the only tournament they’ll stage this year as they captured the team title vrith 26 big points. Camrose Lutheran College followed in second with IS points while Olds College managed, a single point. Phil Murray led the LCC to their stunning team victory over the weekend as he picked up the men’s singles title as well as a share of the men’s doubles crown. Murray, who was named the tourney’s outstanding male The Lethbridge Community College completely dominated ¡their second annual in-vitati(Xiat badminton tournament staged over the weekend. 'Hie local bird players were at their best as they walked away with four of the five events featured in the oneway Alberta College Athletic Conference tourney. The hosts were obviously Lalsers play again Very little was settled at the Alberta Major Baseball League meeting held in Calgary Sunday. Lethbridge Lakers' representatives Kaz Tomomitsu, Reno Lizzi and George Yoshinaka walked away from the meeting with more tentative commitments than anything real concrete. The only concrete fact is that the AMBL will be functioning for another year. At the end of 1973 there was a possibility that the AMBL would fold its operations due to one of the Edmonton franchises dropping out of the league. It was thought that the expenses would be too great for the remaining Edmonton club, in that they would have to make more road trips during the season. The AMBL are also considering a six-team league once again with two clubs from Edmonton and Calgary and one each from Red Deer and Lethbridge. If one of the Edmonton clubs dccides to close down their operations then a franchise may possibly be awarded to Barrhead which the Lakers' management does not favor. Another meeting will be held Feb. 3 to determine the final decision. Meanwhile the AMBL are still without a commissioner. Russ Parker, who quit the post at the end of the season, will definitely not be back. The AMBL are considering a number of replacements, but have yet to^ fill the open position. player, was impressive in his successful bid for the singles title as he bested Frances Cheng of Camrose College, Cheng is the current Hong Kong junior champion. The best-of-three series went to the limit as Murray took the opener 15-10, Cheng came back to win 15-3 and the champion won the final 15>8. In the men’s doubles competition, Murray teamed up with Hartley Leppard to crush Tim Tso and Cyril Home of Camrose 15^ and 15-9 in the championship final. Meanwhile Dawna Pickett and Viv Giese were also outstanding for the locals. Pickett, who edged, out Giese for the outstanding female honors, earth’d a share of the women’s doubles and placed second in the mixed doubles title. Pickett combined with Geri Knibbs to win the women's doubles final against Chris Weiler and Trudy Hart of Camrose and then joined forces with Leppard for the mixed doubles only to lose to Gail Wilkes and Cheng of Camrose in the final. Gelse on the other hand captured the women’s singles title by dropping Weiler of Camrose. Saints earn tough win The Labor Club Saints rifled in two unanswered goals in the final period to edge Winston Churchill 4-2 in a Southern Alberta Girls' Hockey League game Sunday, Corrie Raats, Nancy Taylor and Dianne Boulton shared the scoring for the Saints while Elaine Yip replied for Winston Churchill who trailed 1*0 after the first period but were tied 1-1 at the end of the second.    ' TM KMl VI RM TkMMN« t Om KKUm n in iiliiiw t.H. tt LEASING •S f-'ord A Mvreunr iiMdata pliM Iruektto CM Mir MMins 0«pt. coMet 2a3-$Mr I^LEASINé fcl' , DivbiAn Iswimcm «AOTOin tanr ltp. ;