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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THI IITHMIMI HIRAIP Tutidoy, Jonutry 3J, 1971 Rubber match betiveen East and West All-Star tilt set to go MINNEAPOLIS (CP) Some hockey players who don't worry about scoring goals end up in the minor leagues, while others, like Rick Martin, end up on the National Hockey League all-star roster. Martin, the outstanding rookie SULLY SAYS -By Pat Sullivan] A little bit of everything seems to be in order Richird Martin, rookie-deluxe for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, shows remarkable aplomb on and off the ice I speak French and English with equal he laughs Manager- Coach Punch Imlach of the Sabres says Martin is a natural scorer "He has the shot and the knack of picking a comer as well as any youngster I've seen come into the league Speculators feel Mar- tin, with 33 goals to date, could become the first WHL rookie to score 50 goals or more Sports enthusiast Bill Terleiky still counting the money he won on the Super Bowl He said in December the Dallas Cowboyt would win it all Duane Thomai of the Cowboys, who made a career of not talking to the press this fall, inevitably ended up with more ink before the Super Bowl than Joe Namath Every sportwriter felt he would give Thomas a crack in an attempt to break the shell which led Washington writer Shirley Povlch to point out "Never have so many words been written about so few." They said it Sam Aubrey, Oklahoma State basketball coach, asked how he slept after his team's 83-62 loss to Colorado "Just like a baby. I would sleep an hour, then wake up and cry for an hour Tim McCarver, Philadelphia Phillie catcher, former- ly of the St. Louis Cardinals "I remember one time going out to the mound to talk with Bob Gibson. He told me to get back behind the batter, that the only thing I knew about pitching was that it was tough to hit. Abntr Haynei, former Miami Dolphin halfback, recalling the team's early days "They trained Flipper so that when we scored a touchdown he'd come flying through this flamming hoop. Back then that little dude didn't get many chances to jump" Boston Celtics of the National Basketball League have come up with a "Women's Lib The gals can bring any number of men friends to the game at half price but the ladies, of course, pay full freight. Disgruntled minor hockey mother at her first game "I did as they asked me. I took my son to the rink and stayed and watched him play He got on the ice right away but then was told to get off after only two minutes The coach must have seen I was upset because he sent my son out right after all the other boys had their turns Ed Ferenr, of the Philadelphia Phillies, feels shortstop Larry Bowa, has the greatest range of any shortstop in the major leagues today Ted Green is earning money under false pretenses for the Stanley Cup bound Boston Bruins Take him off the ice Sunday against Buffalo Sabres and it's a 3-1 game for Bos- ton If the Bruins win the Stanley Cup, and it says here they will, Green will retire or be traded Cheap shots and miscues don't sit .good with Stanley Cup winners Word has it that Ed Ferenr will be back in Lethbridge for (lie Kinsmen Dinner Could the Phillies be thinking of Lethbridge for a home for a farm club? Not really Ed will accompany dinner guests Joey Giardello and Bob Uecker to the wilds of Alberta Don't forget, this is Minor Hockey Week in Canada and in Lethbridge in particular, so make it a point to take in some of the action. who has 33 goals with Buffalo Sabres, will be patrolling let wing for the Bast Division t night in the NHL's 25th annua all-star contest. The 20-year-old Montreal n; live, well on his way to becom ing the league's greatest rooki goal scorer, credits his unwor ried attitude for much of his success. Martin also gives credit Sabres' coach and general man- ager, Punch Imlach, tot his quick start this season. "I have to say Punch has hac Rinke., Pkttel triumph Five Lethbridge Boxing Clu members travelled to Clun Saturday evening to take part in the Blackfoot Boxing Clu amateur fight card. Don Plettel and Carmen Rink managed victories for the local club in the 10 bout card tha saw boys from Edmonton, Ca gary, Lethbridge and the hos Blackfoot Club taking part. Hinlte was just too powerfu for Terry Low Horn of the hos club. The referee stopped the bout at the one minute, 25-soc. ond mark of the second rouix after Rinke had clearly display ed his superiority. The two fighters weighed in at 147 [xmnds. Plettel took a narrow split de- cision from Gordon Lust of Cal gary is a 100-pound bout. Wayne Many Guns had too much heavy artillery for young Jimmy Johnson of the Leth >ridge Club in a 60-pound bat Ie while Dion Red Gun uset his reach to good advantage to defeat Perry Odney of the Leth- Jridge Club. In a 124-pound bout Rufuj led Gun won on points over Lethbridge's Bobby Kroeker. Officials of the Lethbridge 3ub are hopeful of retuminf o Cluny in February for an. other card. Next action for the locals will be next Monday when they hold a card at the Lethbridge Cor- rectional Institute. Boys are re- minded that there are workouts every Tuesday and Thursday at he Civic Centre for anyone in- terested. Meanwhile hi Drayton Val- ey, the three older Johnson >rothers took part in the Silver iloves competition. Jackie Johnson, a 75 pound ;lugger won three fights over the two days of competition to win the 75 pound division aurels which included a tro- ihy. Brothers Keith and Danny didn't fare as well. Keith lost n the 95 pound bracket while 3anny lost a split decision in the 110 pound class. Both make all-star teams Esposito brothers tops MONTREAL (CP) Es- posito Tony of Chicago Black Hawks and centre Phil of Boston continue to dominate the statis- tical columns today as the Na- tional Hockey League takes a break for tonight's annual all- s t a r game at Bloomington, Minn. But there will be no break for the pair. Tony will handle at least part of the goaltending chores for the West all-stars against brother Phil and the East Division team. The brothers last week helped a lot to do with my success th Martin said in an inte view Monday night. "When first Joined the Sabres, Punc came to me and said hea you can score goals, so wh don't you just go out there in what you can do.' "He told me not to worn anything and just ahead and play the game. H said if I made mistakes on Ui Ice he'd come and tell me abou them. "So I just go out and play th game and try not to worry toi much about whether I'm goln to score goals. I think that the most important thing, be- caice if you're worried about the Job becomes that mud- more difficult." Martin admitted, however that he is worried about the de- fensive aspects of his game. still have a lot to team about checking." He said "it would be nice" break team-mate Gil Per result's rookie scoring record o 36 goals and 72 points set las season, but beyond that he ha not set himself any minimum to shoot for. "I just go out and try to pla the game as best I can and if get' a few goals, so much Uv better." Martin agreed he was ha] to get a chance to play In all-star game. FEELS 'STRANGE' "But I still feel a bit strange Here I am playing on the sam team with PHI Esposito, Bobb Orr, Brad Park and all thos guys." Martin may feel strange join ing the established East Divi slon (tars, but his 33 goals an 22 assists has him seventh among the league's leadin, scorers. Ahead of him are Esposit and Orr of Boston Brians, Jean Ratelle, Rod Gilbert and Vi Hadfield of New York Rangers all members of the East all stars. Bobby Hull of Chicag Black Hawks, with 35 goals and 27 assists, is the only West all star with more points than Mar tin. Al MacNeil, coach last season of the Stanley Cup-winiun) Montreal Canadlens, is the Eas coach facing Billy Reay of the Hawks, coaching the Wes quad dominated by nine o own players. MacNeil, who resigned Montreal coach last year to move to the Canadiens' Ameri :an League farm club in Nova Scotia as general manager and coach, had an answer for other coaches who complain about not laving more of their players icked for the all-star teams. The Professional Hockey Writers' Association selects 12 players to each team and the coaches then make seven more selections of their own. Ned larkness of Detroit Red Wings ast week complained that ilacNeil overlooked Wings lickey Redmond and Gary Bergman. "The way to hava Harfcness satisfied is for him to win the tanley said MacNeil Then as coach be can pick the team next "I know he has got to sell his lub, but I am sire as soon as ie picked his guys be would md 10 other guys who disagree with him." Tonight's game starting at :30 p.m. MST will be carried rationally UK CBC television vtwork. their respective clubs hold on to the lead in both divisions. Tony turned aside all 63 shots fired by California Golden Seals and Toronto Maple Leafs to record his fourth and fifth shut- outs of the season, while trim- ming his personal goals-against average to 1.75 from 1.89. Combined with team-mate Gary Smith's 1.98 mark, the Chicago twosome now has opened a formidable 15-goal lead over its nearest rivals- Gump Worsley and Cesare Man- iago of Minnesota North Stars. Meanwhile, Phil Esposito TIME LIMIT FOR RECEIVING PETITIONS FOR PRIVATE BILLS Take notice that the for receiv- ing petitions for Private Bills at the next Session of the Legislative Assembly will ex- pire on Monday, the twenty.first day of February, 1972. W. H. MacDonald, Cltrk of Ugiilallvt Ajumbly -y picked up five points last week his 400th career as- a total of 81 points and increased his lead by two over runner-up Jean Ratelle of New York Rangers. Esposito leads in goals scored with 38, while Ratelle has the most assists, a personal high of 51. Ratelle's linemates, Rod Gil- bert and Vic Hadfield, along with Boston's Bobby Orr, third place with 66 points each, four more than Bobby Hull of Chicago. Hull is second in goal- scoring with 35. SCORING LEADERS ESPOSltO, BOS Rllellc, NY Olltart, NY Hidlltld, NY Orr, Bco R. Hull, Chi Mlrtln, But Perrenult, Buf Slenlleld, Bos F. Artahovllch, M AUrtln, Chi Redmond, Der Lemilrt, Mtl Ullirun, Tor NY Ungtr, StL G A Pli Pirn 3? II M 31 51 4 37 34 U a 3 M M102 JO U U U 3i n a t: 33 n U 3 SO M H l: 1} 3t SI 4 11 U 50 31 II II 33 54 M 41 U u a 34 14 3? 10 1! 3J 4i tl U II 44 signs with WHA BOSTON (AP) The newly jrraed World Hockey Associa- on dipped into the collegiate anks for leadership again Jack Kelley of Boston niversity signed a seven-year ontract u coach and general manager of New England Whal- rs. Kelley joined coach Glen Son. tor of the University of Minne- ota in lining up with the WHA, hich plans to start playing in K 1972-73 season. Sonmor etgoed with the Min- esota entry. A former Boston University star who graduated in 1952, Kel- ey become one of New Eng- and's most successful college coaches. In seven years at College, his teams corn- led an 89-51-6 record. BOTH WIN THIS FACEOFF _ Terry Roberts, left, of Lethbridge Elks midget hockey club and Ron Moser, right, of the A.C.T. Banlam Reps both won this faceoff. Ken Doughty, Exalted Ruler of the Lethbridge BPO Elks, Lodge No. 37, second from left ond Merv Hoferer, presi- dent of the Lethbridge Associated Canadian second from right, drop cheques which will go to the two teams. The Elks received while the A.C.T. received The donations part of Minor Hockey Week. Two new clubs are added Four divisions next season? MINNEAPOLIS (CP) Na- tional Hockey League governors were lo decide today on a pro- posal for realignment into four divisions when the league ex- pands to 16 teams next season. League president Clarence Campbell, while not predicting the outcome of the discussions, sounded optimistic that the pro- posal could be approved even though it required unanimous consent by all 14 existing mem- bers. "It isn't that far Camp- )ell said while discussing the mjposal with reporters follow- a two-hour governors' meet- ing Monday. He said if the four-division setup was not approved, then he only alternative was to con linue with the present two divi sions, adding one new team to each next season. Either way, the president said, a decision had to be made at today's meeting to clear the way for approval of the 1972-73 playing schedule. 'LAYERS MAKE PITCH Also on the agenda for today's meeting, which preceded the an- nual all-star game here tonight, was a presentation from the JHL Players' Association. One of the main proposals the (layers were to make was that >layoff rewards be increased. Alan Eagleson of Toronto, NHLPA executive-director, lolc reporters players' target was for each player on earn that wins its division title ilus the three playoff rounds. The maximum for each such slayer last season was The governors' meeting Mon- ay received the first major tayments for franchise f rom the two new members who tart competition next season. 'AY EACH but Campbell said he could not give any details because the proposal was still under consid- eration. The NHL now is entering its second phase of expansion, Campbell said, and formal ap- plications were being accepted for the two franchises planned for 1973-74. He said three formal applica- tions, accompanied by the Flyers capture slim victory Campbell announced that At- anta Hockey Inc. and Nassau ports Ltd. of Long Island, each paid Their next payment of each is due May 31. ach club pays million for ie franchise and the Nassau lub pays an additional f5 mil- on indemnity to New York angers for infringing on danger territory. Campbell said the Nassau owners have until 1991 to com- ete their payments and Al- anta has until 1977. Roy Boe was named NHL governor and Robert Carlson ie alternate governor for the assau club. The Atlanta gover- or is William Putnam, former overnor of (he NHL's Philadel- lia Flyers' franchise. His al- eroate is Dillard Mumford. Campbell announced the site T the 1973 all-star game will ie New York while Chicago was selected to be host for the 1974 ame. The governors also discussed proposed merger of the West- rn and Central hockey leagues' Williams Flyers picked up 1-0 lead after two periods play and went on to edge Min er's Library 2-1 in City Recrea lion Hockey League action Mon day night. In the second encounte scheduled last night, the Labo Club slammed in three unan swered goals in the third perioc to drop Purity Bottling 5-1. In the first contest of the cvc ning, Wes Wiebe and Alvi Tietz notched a goal each pace the Flyers while Brian Murkin replied for the Miner's The Flyers also took seve of 12 minor penalties called. Meanwhile in the s e c o n game, the Labor Club took 2-0 lead after two periods i play and dumped the Bottler in a roughly played affair. Some 20 minor penalties wer called during the three period with the Bottlers taking 11. Don Klinkhamrr.er, G e r r Klinkhammcr, Ken Kramer Tim Negrello and Garth Lam slapped in a goal apiece for th Labor Club while Ken Dem Third period kills Brooks The Warriors tra veiled to Brooks and came lome with a 9-5 victory ove Jie Damsitters in Southern Al jerta Juvenile League action. The Warriors fired in nine sig goals in the third period to earn the win over the Damsit ,ers, who led 4-0 after two per ods. Garry Marchuk was the big gun for the Warriors picking up seven points in Uie final period Marchuk scored three times arid added four assists. Greg Hamilton chipped in with a two-goal performance as did John Boyle, Terry Pocza and Dennis Halt scored singles Mike Yule tallied twice for he Damsitters while Brian 3arlow also added two anc Hen Laycock one. GEORGE BROWN DIES MONTREAL (OP) George Allen Brown, 59, who played mo National Hockey League easous with the Montreal Ca- ladiens in the late 1930s, died lunday after a brief illness. ANDY CAPP .'our WITH rr.' ot-r JWHATGMUNW WAS MY 1 APPLICATION .DOWNS', IBET7HAT MOTHER: DONTBE5IU.V- (W EVER KNOWN 'ER T' BE SUILTV OF chuck handled the scoring for the Bottlers. League action will resume with two games Wednesday night when the U of L Prong, horns meet the Labor Club at 8 p.m. and the Bottlers tackle the Flyers at p.m. Both games will bs staged at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. Meanwhile in Indus trial League action Prebco edged Bert and Mac's 3-2. Brian Meldrum scored twice for Prebco with Larry Tamaki adding a single. John Lorentz and Tony Clairmont replied for Bert and Mac's. fee, have heen received while several groups have indi- cated interest. One of the interested groups, headed by a Kansas City, Mo., developer, Stanford Glazer, was lobbying actively during the meetings here. Glazer said his group is prepared to build a new arena in down- town Kansas City if their chise bid is successful. Asked by reporters if he wasn't concerned about dilution of talent in the NHL caused by expansion, Glazer said: "The public demand for the sport ia still there. Our Central League team in Kansas City has season ticket subscribers and total attendance last season was Dehbie Meyer has retired SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Olympic gold medallist Deb- bie Meyer announced Monday she is retiring from competi- tive swimming because "I don't seem to have the drive anymore" at the age of 19. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES Cal. Cougars Red Deer Cal. Canucks Edm. Leafs ALBERTA JUNIOR W L T F A U 7 24 11 21 14 W 30 PtJ. .15 10 th bridge Drumheller Edm. 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