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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 22, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Minor Hockey Week starts Saturday Take, don't send your boy to the rink Minor Hockey Week In Canada kicks off Saturday and as has been the case in past years the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association is right in the thick of things as far as celebrations go. The motto hasn't changed, the minor hockey officials still emphasize "don't just take your boy to the rink, stay and watch him play." Over a quarter of a million boys, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, will be taking part. Adults in all parts of Canada will be watching, helping, cheering and having fun. You can be a part of minor hockey. Help out the local league either by being a spectator or an active supporter. Your opportunity comes next week during Minor Hockey Week, Canada's most success- ful amateur sport program. Local officials plan to make full use of the three Lethbridge rinks during the week of festivities and have planned a number of entertaining games especially to help celebrate the week. Although nothing Is scheduled for Saturday the Lethbridge PeeWee reps will play host to Tabor to kick things off Sunday at the Arena at 11:30. Monday evening, along with the regular games from the ranks of the local association the A.C.T. Bantam Reps will tangle with Medicine Hat at Adams Ice Centre at 8:30. Once again the annual Smoc-key Game has been scheduled for Adams at 8:18 Tuesday. This game of how not to play hockey features members of the news media and the executive and coaches of the Minor Hoc-' key Association in a farcical hour of fun-filled entertainment. In past years the News Media, with some of the worst hockey talent in Lethbridge on the squad has' dominated the game The minor hockey officials, it has been learned, are going to try and do something about it this year. Lethbridge Elks will fill most of the Wednesday program with a Southern Alberta Ju v e n i 1 e League game with Taber Palace Pats at Adams at 8:30. Thursday evening at Adams at 8:30 the Juvenile Warriors will strut their stuff against the Junior Sugar Kings in what could be a most interesting encounter. Kings play in the Alberta Junior League while Warriors are unbeaten in the S.A.J.L. The Mothers get into the act Friday when they take on the Pee Wees at the Civic Centre at seven. At the Civic at 9:30 the Midget Reps tackle the Juvenile C Reps. Lethbridge Midget C Reps will bring down the curtain Saturday at 5:30 at Adams with a game against Medicine Hat Midget B. Lethbridge Mar 1 i n s will play Claresholm at four followed by the Bantam C and Warner game. The Lethbridge-Medicine Hat game is set for Adams with the other two being played at the Civic. All in all it shapes up as a big week for some 600 boys and their families next week. Just remember don't send - take your boy to the rink and stay and watch him play. Meanwhile Greg Olshaski the young Flyers netminder blanked the Falcons 3-0 in Pee Wee action Thursday night. Mike DeHeer was the scoring power as he blasted in two goals while Wesley F i n d 1 a y chipped in with a singleton. Another shutout was posted in minor hockey action last night as the Hornets blanked the Monarchs 2-0 in a Bantam A contest. Robbie Melvin and Brian Malacko were the only marks' men in the game with each dumping in a third period marker. The Red Wings and Canadians battled to a 5-5 deadlock in Bantam A action Thursday. Doug KitagocM and Lee Salmon scored twice each for the Canadians while Clarence Sirovyak added a single. Don McKenna notched a pair Friday, January 33, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDGI HERALD - f S P OITT S for the Wings. Singletons went to Ed Yalowega, Barry Sedge-wick and Rick Maclean. In midget action the Royals doubled the score on the Ti-Cats 10-5. Randy Joevenazzo fired home three markers with Tom Knealy and Garry Craik added two each. Brian Conrad, Tom Meheden and Derrick Blasco had solo goals. Al Kelly scored twice for the Ti-Cats. Don Hoberton, Bob Spazer and Darrell Nason completed the scoring with one each. In Pee Wee the Canucks edged the Bisons 3-2 as Bob Kunts scored twice end Gary DeGroot once. Bruce Quick and Dave Boul-ton scored for the Bisons. Advances to final Borden battles back to win south crown NEW SOUTHERN CHAMPS - Darlene Borden and her Calgary rink won the Southern Alberta women's curling title Thursday at the Lethbridge Curling Club. The new champs are, left to right, skip Borden, third Marg Blue, second Agnes Lester and lead Marilyn Bratton. Leafs move past Kings Davidson stingiest RED DEER (CP) - Marcel Comeau of fifth  place Ponoka Stampeders earned four points in his only game last week and inched closer to Rob Leguilloux of Calgary Cougars in the Alberta Junior Hockey League scoring race. Statistics released today showed Comeau with a league-leading goals total of 29, giving bun a total of 58 points with 29 Leguilloux, who managed only three assists last week, has 60 points from 26 goals and 34 assists. Al Pollock of the Cougars is third with 54 points, Brian Ogil-vie of Red Deer Rustlers fourth with 53 and Dale Bowler of Edmonton Maple Leafs fifth with 52. John Davidson of Lethbridge Sugar Kings took over the goal-tending lead with a 3.17 goals-against average. Dale Kenwood of Red Deer is second with 3.21 and Davidson leads in shutouts with two. John Huber of Calgary is the league bad man with 156 minutes in penalties, 19 more than Wynn Dempster of Red Deer. Meanwhile, Edmonton Maple Leafs took an easy 10-3 victory over the Ponoka Stampeders in the Alberta Junior Hockey League game Thursday night. All teams in action tonight Craig Styles scored two goals In the first period and Gene Straite and Glen Kosak added one each to give the Maple Leafs a 4-0 first period lead. Curtis Shokopoles, Keith Mackie, Dale Bowler, Terry Smith, and Randy Smith made it a 9-1 after 40 minutes while Tom Clarke got the first of his two goals for Ponoka. Bob Simpson of Edmonton and Marcel Comeau and Clarke with his second goal, completed the scoring in the third period. Stampeder netminder Graham Parsons was slightly injured in the first period and replaced by Gerry Thomas. Parsons, received a weak shot on the side of the head. He and Thomas combined to stop 45 shots while Larry Hendrick turned aside 37 in the Edmonton net. Each team was assessed eight minors. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer Darlene Borden of the Calgary Curling Club and her mates are the new southern Alberta women's curling champions. Borden, the personable skip of the Calgary quartet, won the southern title Thursday with convincing wins over another Calgary Rink skipped by Beatrice Mayer of the Calgary Winter Club. With mates Marg Blue, Agnes Lester and Marilyn Bratton performing to near-perfection Borden, belted Mayer 10-5 and 12-3 to win the 9 Howard Palmer trophy. It was an uphill battle for Borden, who recently won the Tournament of Roses bonspiel in Calgary. After downing Shirley Peat-field of Banff in the first round of the three-day playdown she was trounced 14-3 by Polly Beaton of Medicine Hat in the second round and was dropped into the "B" section of play. Borden came up big against Joan Richardson of Calgary dropping her 8-6 after trailing 6 2 at one stage and then sidelined another Calgary rink skipped by Marian Bateman 9-6 to advance to the "B" section semi-finals. In the meantime Mayer was waltzing to the "A" crown by downing Beaton 11-8 in the final. Annie Allen of Red Deer fell to Borden in one "B" semi- After a one week lay-off In the Southern Alberta "A" Boys Basketball League all teams will be in action this weekend. Only one game will be on tap in Lethbridge as the Catholic Central Cougars will host the powerful Magrath Zeniths. The other Lethbridge entry, the LCI Rams will travel to Medicine Hat while the Raymond Comets will host the Cardston Cougars. This will be the first time the CCHS Cougars will meet the Zeniths and are hoping to better their 1-3 record. Lately the Cougars are coming on strong and should be tough competitors for the Zeniths. On the other hand the Zeniths have become one of the top Southern Alberta High School basketball clubs and usually are tough to beat. Game time is at 8 p.m. with a preliminary "B" boys game on tap for 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile the University of Lethbridge Chinooks have a tough road ahead of them starting tonight. Tonight the locals will face the University of Saskatchewan in Regina and move on to Brandon, Manitoba to tangle the Bobcats Saturday night. They'll conclude their trip Monday in Regina as they meet the Cougars. Huck seeks legal action REGINA (CP) - Fran Huck, the adroit centre who bolted the Montreal Voyageurs of the American Hockey League last weekend, is a bit reticent about his next move. In fact, when contacted at his home here, the former National hockey team member who moved to Montreal when the Nats were disbanded last year, would say little more than he definitely won't go back to the Voyageurs. He neither confirmed nor denied reports from the east that he is seeking legal action to force the parent - club Moot-real Canadiens to trade him. JUNIOR 'A' HOCKEY LETHBRIDGE ARENA SATURDAY, JAN. 23rd 8.30 p.m. LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS vs STAMPEDERS ADULTS S1.28 - STUDENTS .7Se with cards ? CHILDREN 25* Disgusted with decision NEW YORK (API - Yogi Berra and Ralph Kiner were disappointed and Early Wynn was bitter Thursday after they fell short of the Hall of Fame as the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to elect anyone to the sport's shrine. "Sure I'm disappointed,' Berra said after being told that he was the top vote-getter with 242 but had missed the needed 270, or 75 per cent, ballots required for election. Finishing second behind the former New York Yankees catcher who now is a Mets' coach was Wynn, former Cleveland Indians pitcher who was the most recent to win 300 games in the majors. Wynn was just two votes behind Berra and 28 ahead of Kiner, the former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger. Since run-off voting was abandoned in 1968 it now will be up to the veterans. committee to name someone to the Hall this year. The committee will vote Jan. 31 on executives and players who have been inactive for more than 20 years and no longer can be voted on by the BBWA. TOUGHER EACH YEAR Berra, from his Montclair, N.J., home, said "Maybe next year," but added, "It gets tougher every year with new men becoming eligible." Kiner echoed Berra's apprehension. He said: "You can always say there will be another year. But there is no surety You have new men coming in.' "It's a damn shame they don't put somebody in. I'd rather see someone, anyone, get in," was Wynn's comment from his home in Nokomis, Fla. "If a letdown. I can't tell you how 1 really feel. The language would be embarrassing." final 114 while Beaton bounced Pauline Hougen of Foremost 1*5. Once again It was Beaton-Borden. The Calgary skip got her revenge as she ousted Beaton from further play with an 8-5 win Thursday morning. Her win over Beaton set the Driver was at fault BUENOS AIRES (AP) - A year ago, Jean-Pierre Beltoise left Argentina a local hero, winner of the 1970 Argentine sports auto race. He leaves today, charged with negligent homicide, under bond of $15,000 and object of local abuse from press and fans alike. The difference was a fatal accident in the 1971 race that killed Italian driver Ignazio Giunti. Beltoise was the key factor in the accident. A local judge Thursday ruled that evidence to date showed that Beltoise was guilty of negligent homicide and ordered the 33-year-old Frenchman arrested, then released on bond. Beltoise will be allowed to leave for 60 days but will have to return at the end of that period to again face the courts for a final determination in the case. Beltoise, who plans to leave for France today, still could be found innocent STARTED PUSHING Beltoise, driving for the Matra team, ran out of fuel on the 38th lap of the Argentine 1,-000-kUometre sports auto race Jan. 10. He got out and began pushing his Matra toward the pits. A number of cars went safely around the Matra, which Beltoise was pushing at some considerable strain in a criss-cross path in the centre of the track, But" when Giunti rounded a hairpin curve he smashed into the stalled car from behind. The Ferrari exploded in flames and the popular young Italian driver was trapped inside the burning car in front of the thousands of fans. IT JUST WASNT IN THE CARDS-Former New York Yankee star catcher Yogi Berra, obviously fortune's favorite when it comes to cards, was dealt out when It came to election to baseball's Hall of Fame Thursday. He was 28 votes short of being admitted to the hall. stage for the A-B final in which she would have to defeat Mayer twice. Borden, it can be said, put it all together in the next two games. Mayer scored first In the opening game but Borden took the lead for good m the second with two. She followed with one in the third and fifth, and two in the fourth to take a 6-1 lead she never relenquished. Mayer closed the gap to 6-4 with three in the sixth but gave up three in the seventh. Borden then stole one in the eighth end Mayer, after scoring once in the ninth conceded. It was all down to one game- a sudden-death showdown. Odds favored Mayer. Borden was curling in her third game of the day. This, However, wasn't the case as the new souther champ allowed Mayer little mercy. Making every shot count, it seemed, Borden stormed into a 8-0 lead after four ends with one in the first, two in the second, three in the third and a pair on the fourth end. Mayer got two back in the fifth but it wasn't enough. "We just couldn't miss in that second game," said Borden, "it was beautiful." Even with an 8-2 lead she failed to slow down as she picked up one in the sixth and two in the seventh for an almost' insurmountable 11-2 lead. Mayer and Borden were each to get one more before it was over. A total of 15 rinks from various parts of southern Alberta took part in the playdowns. Norma Douglas was the Lethbridge representaive but was knocked from the competition Wednesday. Borden will now take part in the four-rink Alberta final set for Calgary Feb. 1, 2 and 3. Bomljers face $39,642 loss WINNIPEG (CP) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the cellar dwellers of the 1970 Canadian Football League last season with a 2 - 14 won  loss record, reported an estimated loss of $39,642 on the year's operations. Finance chairman James Abbott told the club's annual meeting Thursday the Bombers had a gross income of $840,227, its largest intake ever. But expenditures amounting to $879,879 also set a new high. The club lost a total of $64,-230 in the previous two seasons. Abbott assured the meeting that the financing of the 1971 operations had been taken care of. However, he said the organization will have to seek additional revenues if "it is to survive and operate successfully in future years." During the 10 - year period since 1959, the year the Bombers won the Grey Cup and reaped $50,605 at the box-office, revenues have increased by 32 per cent while expenses went up more than 51 per cent, Abbott said. The major portion of the increase in total operating expenses, up $45,361 from the 1969 season, was attributed to the $59,118 hike in team operating expenses. Canadians top swimm ers UNITAS SUED TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Quarterback Johnny Unitas of Baltimore Colts was sued for separate maintenance Thursday by his wife, Dorothy, the mother of their five children. The papers were filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Unitas, voted last year as the greatest pro quarterback of the 1960s, has until Feb. 16 to file an answer. INVERCARGILL, New Zealand (Reuter) - Canadian swimmers dominated their events at an international swimming meet here tonight. They defeated New Zealand opponents in six of seven events -the only successful New Zea lander being Mark Treffers, who set a national record in the 440-yard men's freestyle of four minutes and 19.9 seconds. One of the most impressive efforts of the meet came from Bill Kennedy of London, Ont., who won the 220-yard backstroke in two minutes and 25 seconds. He also won the 100-yard freestyle in 52.7 seconds. Among the other Canadians, Angela Coughlan of Burlington, Ont., won the women's 100-yard freestyle in 56 seconds, the 220-yard freestyle in 2:14.8 and was second to Leslie Cliff of Vancouver in the 100-yard butterfly. Attendance was down to 131,611 in 1970 from 141,604 the previous season. There were some bright spots in the report. League-playoffs, Grey Cup and league distribution profits were up $13,994. And the second Blue and Gold dinner was a financial success, netting the dub $35,251 compared to $21,890 the first year. The Bombers also received $30,744 from the league's gate equalization fund compared to $3,265 the season before. Local gals host Calgary Lethbridge Labor Club senior women's basketball team will play host to Calgary Y Saturday evening. The exhibition encounter is slated for 7:30 at the Civic Centre. The locals stand a good chance of hosting the Alberta senior championships this year and are staging exhibition games in preparation for the finals. Labor Club beaten 5-3 In the only scheduled Recreation Hockey League played last night the M and K Generals broke their four game losing streak by edging the Labor Club 5-3. The Labor Club has now dropped three straight and wants to break the bad streak as the season is coming to  fast end. Presently, the U of L Chinooks bead the five team league with a solid lead and are assured of a play-off pot. Meanwhile the remaining four clubs are battling it out for the other three spots and every club has a good chance. In last nights encounter the Generals flipped in two goals to that of the Labor Club's one In the first period and added one more before the third period was in play. Tex Wiebe and brother Wet did ell the damage against the Club as they blasted m two markers while Tom Yip cupped in with a single. For the Labor Club Lorn* Gray, Don Bruchet and Jim Dundass each put one past General's goaltender Rod Morrice. Only five minor penalties were called in the game with the Generals taking three. WRESTLING EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MONDAY, JAN. 25-8.30 p.m. KILLER BUDDY AUSTIN vt IMllf DUPRI 101 SWtlTAN vs OIL HA VIS OWLS' NORTH AMIRICAN TITlf MATCH m MISS IETTY NICCOll vt MISS JIAN ANTONI ABOUllAH v� PACCHIANO plui 2 more blf bouts Admission $2, $1.50. Box Office Opens 7 p.m. Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJIH-TV INSTALL RIST0CRAT WOOD WINDOW UNITS IN YOUR HOME These are Made Locally to Suit Your Size and Style! Free Estimates! LETHBRIDGE SH� Cor. Slh Ave. and 4th St. S. Phone 327.1511 ;