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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-23,Lethbridge, Alberta Wedneedey, JMUWy 1t74-TH| LITHimDOl HnALO-2« World Football drafts 72 NEW YORK (AP) - Gary Davittson, president of the new World Football Uague, thirtka w many as half of the 72 players his league drafted will wind up playing in the WFL. The WPL’s 12 teams got a one<week jump on the National Football League, running Tuesday through six draft rounds that assigned some of the t<9 colle^ate talent in the United States. The NFL holds its two^ draft next week. “The NFL signs 120 of the 400 players it drafts,” said Davidson, “t think we'll sign over half of our choices and at lettst half of the players picked in the first two rounds.” Those first two rounds included all-America quarterback David Jaynes of Kansas, drafted by Memphis as the WFL’s No. 1 choice; Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti, chosen by Philadelphia; John Hicks, (Miio State tackle, taken by Florida; and brothers Rod McNeill, a University of Southern California running back, and Fred McNeill, UCLA linebacker, both selected by Hawaii. THINK OF MONEY Money was on the minds of many of the draftees, although Davidson said he did not expect tiie kind of huge bonuses that punctuated the NFL’s bidding war with the then maverick American Football League a decade ago. Booker Brown, an offensive tackle from Southern California who went to the Southern California franchise on the third round, said: It does give me an option ... good bargaining power. “All things equal, I’ll take the NFL. I’ve got to go in this order of preference: Money first for security, then convenience of playing in Southern California. I like the position I’m in.” Davidson said the WFL will hold an additional 40 college draft rounds Feb. 4-5 and then draft all professional players, including those under contract to the NFL. “We don’t want our clubs competing with each other for the same players,” said Davidson, who denied that the WFL would raid NFL players. “Let’s just say we are offering new employment opportunities to players who might want a change in climate or a chance to make more money. Sobchuk will be loaned CINCINNATI (AP) - Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League are considering an offer which would allow a highly-regarded bonus player from the World Hockey Association to play for Buffalo’s Cincinnati farm team, it was reported Tuesday night. Punch Imlach, vicepresident of the Buffalo and Cincinnati clubs, indicated he would permit Dennis Sobchuk to play with Cincinnati Swords of the American Hockey League if an agreement could be reached by the parties involved. Sobchuk was the No. 1 draft choice of the newly-acquired Cincinnati WHA franchise. Bill Dewwitt, vice-president of the Cincinnati hockey club, holder of the WHA franchise, said he saw advantages to allowing Sobchuk to play with the Swords. The WHA club isn’t expected to field a team in Cin-rinnati until 1975 when a new multi-million dollar sports arena is completed on the Riverfront, Dyck looked §harp againtt Flyerê Rest was what Gilbert in need of Barely a splash as Canada’s Teri York causes hardly a ripple she enters the pool In diving practice Tuesday. Miss York is preparing for the Commonwealth Games which open Thursday. By NEIL CAMPBELL . CanAu Pm* St«H Writer A two-fatne rest wu Juit what BoatMi Bruin gotltender Gilles Gilbert ne«d«d. Gilbert, sidelined for two game» by ■ aan «boulder, turned in a flawless game Tuesday night as the Bruins edged St. Louis Blues 1-0 in a National Hockey League gatne^ Gilbert, who turned aside 34 ^ts, was at his best in the first period when be kicked out 17 shots and survived a five-minute major penalty handed to defenceman Carol Vadnais, vho cut St. Louts centre Lou Angottl on the forehead with a ffigh stick. It was the second riiutout of the season for Gilbert, (he East Divisioa all-star goalie. His fine perfoimaiice made a firstperiod goal by Don Marcotte stand up for the win. •OaTOH 1, «T. LOW* 0 PM pMlod — 1. Bovlon, Mareotte 12 (Shftppard. 0'n«llly> 18:43. pOTBhim — Sim* S:ie. Morrtck S:03, Vsdnais major 10 46 twond i>wl*d - NO sewing. PenaHi«s — Watson 2.S2, Bucyk 11:05. Ciihman, Waison 14:28, 8«inder«an minor, B. Placer, Vadnaia msjor» 14-59 MMtoAgMibr Bu«on    11 • «-»a sluha    tr • a-*4 Attandanw — 18,579. NY ISLANWR8 4, CALIFORNIA S FM pwtod - 1. NY telandars. Spencer 3 (Camefwn) 9.47; S. California. Boldirov 18 (Patrick, Murray) 16:49. Penalties — Gllberiaon 6;«, J. Polvin 17:14 Swrntd pmiod - 3. NY Itlandert, Cameron 12 (Hudson, Spencer) 10:02; 4. California, J. Johnston 19 (Leach. MeKochnw) 11:S1; 5. NY Itlanders. St Laurent 5 (McMillan) 13:08 Penalty — Nystrom 10:38. TWrt parted - 6. NY Islanders, Nystrom 10 {Howatl, Lewis) 16:49: 7. Calitornia, Mott 6,18:16. Penalties — None. Shall on goal by CaStonlla    10 • 11-27 NY Mandara    1J * 15-»T Attertdance — 12.007 Marcott« poked a rebound past Wayne Rutledge, «too lad 31 saves. In Tuesday’s other NHL games, Plilladel|i^ Ryers edged Vancouver Canucks 3-2 and New York Islanders nudg' ed California Golden Seals 44. more before Vancouver could score late in the game After the game, the troubled Canucks, mired in the East Division cellar, loat the services of assisunt general BudPoUe. ed California Golden Seals i Flyers 3 CsMCks t Fine goalteodiog by Eddie Dyck k«t the Flyers off the scoreslieet until Rick MacLeish scored at iS;41 of the second period. Philadelphia scored twice lanager Bud PoUe. Poife quit after acting jvesi-dent Co^ Hall said earlier in the day that Poile and general manager Hal Laycoe must be fired. Islanders 4 Seals 3 Bobby Nystroin scored what turned out to be the winning goal in the third period on a scramble In front of the net to give New York a 4-3 leadi Andre St. Laurent’s Iflog shot from the blue line had iven the islanders a S-S lead the second period. “I’m sure (Callioniia goalie GiUes) Meloche didn't even see the puck,” said coach Al Arbour. “But I’ll take them like that as long as we win.” fort, said coach Scotiy Bowman, to get bade into sh^ie. The slumping Canadiens, who now trail the Bruins by eight points in the NHL East, play Toronto Maple Leafs Montreal Canadiens started twice-a-day woitouts in an ef- rest of tonUht's schedule has Atlanta Flunes at New Yorii Rangers, the Seals at Detroit Red Wings, the Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota 'North Stars at Los Angeles Kings. Lacroix put on a show, five points against Oilers THE CANADIAN PRESS Andre Lacroix of New Jersey Knights gave Edmonton fans a denumstratiOD Tuesday night of bow be captured last year’s World Hockey Association scoring titJe. Lacroix scored two himself and set up by more by linemate Gene Peacosh as the Knights upset the Oilers 6-2. The win was the first for the Knights in five games against the Oilers and their first ever in Edmonton. Tuesday’s points moved Lacroix into sixth place in the WHA scoring race with 1» goals and 37 assists. He finished last seastm with SO goals and 74 assists for Philadelphia Blazers, who moved to Vancouver this year. In the off-season, the Blazers swapp^ him to New York Golden Blades. Lacroix, who moved to Cherry Hill, N.J., when the Blades became the Knights, started slowly with his new club. The loss for Ednxmton, only their seventh in 23 home games, kept them from moving into sole possession of second place in the WHA West Division. The Oilers and Jets fell four points behind first-place Houston Aeros, who downed Los Angeles Sharks 3-1. Chicago Cougars downed New England Whalers 5-3 in Tuesday’s other game. Aeroi 3 Sharks 1 Frank Hughes ended a three-game scoring drought for the Aeros, scoring his ^ goal of the year early in the game after taking a pass out from behind the net by Andre HInse. Although the Aeros won, Houston coach Bill Dineen says the Sharks didn't look like a last-place club to him. “The Sharks are playing well,’’ he said, “And we haven’t played well the last two games.” Covtrs S Whalers 3 The Cougars were trailing 32 early in the third period when veteran Ralph Backstrom beat defenceman Jim Dor«y and Ted Green and put the tying goal past Smith. Later In Mavety ahead goal centring and Jan surance the period, Larry t ^Chicago’s goas be c«iverted a Duke Harris added an in-with less than two minutes to play. Eskimos deficit was only $25,017 EDMONTON (CP) -Record attendance and record revenues added up to a 925,107 deficit for Edmonton Eskimo« in 1973, the Western Football Conference club’s stordiolders learned Tuesday Tmsurer Greg Greenough said attendance for Edmonton’s eight home games last season totalled 158,651 for 9B per cent of capacity at Qarke Stadium. The attendance record led to a gross-revenue record of 1798,931, prompting another call for larger facilities for the Eskimos who captured the 1073 WFC final before bowing to Ottawa Rough Riders in the Grey Cup. A loss of fft,289 was announced In 1972. The Eskimos have been promised a new 40,000>seat stadium when the British Commonwealth Games come to Edmonton in 1978. Clarke Stadium holds about 20,000. To stay alive in professional football, president Jim Hole said ticket prices will be increased for the 1974 season. Tickets in 1973 ranged from (3.50 to 16.00, excluding bargain-priced end-wne seats. Hole said Edmonton's financial picture is fairly sound apart from the stadium prob- Special pre-season offer Save $150 on this 16hp. O.H.V. tractor BuyTiow and Save $150 Off the regular summer price Soft touch" steering wheel plus auto type steering make ii easy to harKlle All gear trartsmission-6 forward-2 reverse speeds Takes allSears' attachments. Reg. Reg. $1259.98 Mowing head Reg./«S19.M92M.M extra SimpsonS'Seen Lkl. lem, but new difficulties may arise because of spiralling costs and the additional competition of the World Football League. Edmonton contributed about 13,000 to a gate-equalizatlon plan. Joining British Columbia Lions as the only western teams to pay into the Canadian Football League fund. A major loss, about 17,000, resulted when a small crowd watched the Western Conference semi-final, a sudden-deatn game between Saskatchewan Roughriders and B.C. at Regina. In previous years, the western semi-final was a two-game, total-points series. Highest individual cost for the Eskimos was $786,866 for players and coaches, up almost $62.000 from 1972. Minor hockey The Hornets tallied two uir answered goals in the first period and skated to an easy 51 victory over the Bruins In a’ Bantam "B” game ’Tuesday night. Owen Hayward, Darren Price, Emelio Mantello, Brian Belog and Andrew Morton notcliM a goal apiece while Barrie losing ai Sifnp*ons-S«w» you g«ft tlw ftriest gtiafitil** ppnprVvffvn rmmey and free <Mkvary Sim« MOu« Open D*¥ *■30 a.m H> S »0 p m, T»wjrl«y f nd •:ao«tn »S.ûOpm C«Mr« VIM«« M«H    MÌ-W31 for the winners Cowie replied in a cause. In a pair of Midget games A.C.T. Bantam R^s blanked the Comets 3-0 behind goals by Chuck Moore, Dwayne Lowe and Randy Syrenne. Two first period goals were the difference as the Labor Club Bees got past the Stampedters 5-3. Bees scored the only two goals of the opening stanta, then the two clubs matched goal for goal the rest of the way. Todd Takeyasu paced the winners with two ¿>als while singles went to Bob Odney, Allan Gepneris and Neal Povey. Gordon Keith, Ron Nancock and Alan Boras scored for the Stamp^ldtn. DOOR PRIZE: 19” RCA COLOR TELEVISION Com* In «ml r«gltt«r during our Ml*, eiiflifol« partons nwst b« 1< yèn of «go «nd ovor. OUR EriK trOGK OF OKAMUN CMKIB Ml TmEM Mim K tOU^^ eJ?    PAVIUON SPOT ■ _    _ V    MOIff auanaMC I * M ^ 1 ^ I * I    3274078 ■■■■■■■■■■■■■ ffisCfiVEs O"—.. O' ;