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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD WcrJneiday, January 36, 1972 Two divisions ivill stay, at least for now No change in National League alignment MINNEAPOLIS (CP) The decision Tuesday by the Na- lional Hockey Leoguc'G gover- nors to continue to operate two divisions under an expanded 16- Lcam setup for at least another two seasons furlhor encroaches on Ihc arch rivalries that-ex- isted for 40 years before the 1967 expansion from six to 12 teams. In announcing rejection of a proposed four-division realign- ment to begin with the 1972-73 season, NHL president Clarence Campbell said there would be no increase ia the 7B-game schedule. The original six ton Bruins, Chicago Black Hawlis, Detroit Hed Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple natural rival- ries between 1926 and 1966 and beginning with the 1949-50 sea- son met each other 14 times during the schedule. With the unbalanced schedule that existed between East and the expansionist West Divisions from 1967 to the 1970-71 season these rivalries continued to be top drawers although on lesser scale. ANDY CAPP CLEVER. VERT CLEVER. BUT JUST WAIT TILL GET BACK Strong attack by Brundage tv TOKYO (neuter) Avery ?nindagc, president of the In- icrnational Olympic Committee, aas again condemned profession- alism in sport and said "the Dlympic glory must he reserved !or amateurs" at next month's iVinter Olympics. The 84-year-old Chicago mil- lionaire, locked in a dispute rilli the International Ski Fed- eration (FIS) over alleged viola- iions o[ the Olympic amateur :ode by some top-ranking ;kiers, made one of his strong- est attacks on professional sport at a conference here Tues- laj. Erundage said there are two kinds oi sports in this "materi- alistic world." He said there are those who are only interested in sport for sport's sake and those for finan- cial reasons. He described the latter as "entertainers." Asked whether the Sapporo Olympics would suffer a set- back should any of the top skiers be banned for violation oE the amateur code, he said it would be more harmful for the Olympic movement if they were not disqualified. "If certain individuals are ex- cluded, that's too he added. He said t hat they had had ample warning since the issue came up at the 1964 Winter FLEMING MOTORS APPOINTMENT MR. J. S. (Stu) SHORTT Mr. torne Franz, sales man- ager of Fleming Molars, is pleased lo announce the appoint- ment of Mr. Slu Shorn lo their soles staff, Slu has spcnl the last 21 years in the automotive business and is well qualified lo look aflcr all your needs. S1u is a married man wilh four married children. Ho invrles all his old friends and customers to sco him al Fleming Motors: Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. He cited violations such as posing for photographers with trade names marked on skis. This kind of commercialism has been going on for years and has to be stopped, he said. But he refused to comment on whether certain individuals would be barred from the Sap- poro Winter Games starting Feb. 3. He said an eligibility commis- sion has been formed "to admit those who are interested in sport and to exclude those inter- ested for financial reasons." The eligibility commission, headed by Hugh Weir of Aus- tralia, is due to meet here today and Thursday to screen tbe names of the participants U> the Winter Games. Cougars win in overtime CALGARY (CP) League- leading Calgary Mount Royal College Cougars blew a 3 0 lead but came back to tie tho score, then defeat Drumheiier Falcons 7 6 in overtime in the Alberta Junior Hockey League Tuesday night. John Young paced the Cou- gars with three goals, including the winner. The Cougars held a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period and were up 5 3 at the end of the second. Drumheller moved ahead in the third alter scoring three goals in 51 seconds. Rick Nomdon scored two goals for Calgary, including the tying marker. Brian Smith and Ron Logan got the others. Don Smituck and Ryan Weck- er tallied twice for the Falcons, with Ken Nelson and Rick Blair notching the others. Russ Frisken made 42 saves for the Falcons while Mike Lamire stopped 40 on the Cal- gary nets. Fergie says WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Pitcher Ferguson Jenkins of Chicago Cubs revealed Tuesday night that his salary is over a two-year period. The la.ll right-har.dcr front Chatham, Onl., made the disclo- sure at a dinner held by Ihc Wichita Acros, the Cubs Ameri- can Association farm club. "Thjs has been kicked around for some time and I'll tell you the figure is for two Jenkins said. Stan I'ischier's Inside Hockey iiiiiiiiiiiiiijiiigiiiiiiiniiiiniii "THERE are limes when the people who pay to watch hockey games put on a better show than the players themselves. Observers differ as to which city has the wildest spectators in the NHL but those from Boston, (Siicago and St. rank at the top of the list. For many years Bruin followers suffered through some of the worst hockey ever seen in any NHL city. Nevertheless, they still kept coming and, somehow, managed to retain their sense of humor. During the early SUties, when the Bruins were at their very worst, the Boston sextet received "help" from an unexpected source, a spectator. On a Monday morning following the usual Sunday night Boston defeat, a fan named Sandy turned up at the then coach Milt Schmidt's olfice. "I want a tryout with the he insisted. "I've seen your team play and I think I can make the club.' Schmidt wasn't about to dismiss a philanthropist without a hearing. "How old are you? Who have you played for? What makes you think you can play in the S'andy listened intently and then replied: "I can skate faster than anyone on the Bruins and I'll bet I can." Intrigued by the man's gall, Schmidt suggested that Sandy go home and return with his skates. Yes, he was willing to accept the challenge. Sandy showed up the following morning with a pair of skates that had not been sharpened in two years. Bruins' trainer Dan Canncy took care of that and then Sandy ready to take the ice. "What's your asked Schmidt. said Sandy. Schmidt decided to try Sandy on a line with Murray Oliver and Johnny Bucyk. Oliver, the center, started a rush toward goalie Ed Johc- ston. Bucyk was on the left and Sandy on the right. When they arrived to within ten feet of the goalie, Oliver slipped a perfect pass to Sandy. Precisely at that moment, Johnston stepped aside, leaving nothing but an open net for the skating fan. Sandy took a swipe at the puck but missed it and crashed into the end boards. "I guess I'm really a Sandy advised Schmidt. The coach obliged and decided to pair him with the vet- eran Leo Boivin. Their first challenge was a three-man rush by the Oliver line. As Bucyk and Oliver picked up speed, Boivin began shouting at Sandy. "Back up, boy, back "For what" demanded Sandy. But before he could finish his question the Oliver line had skated past them and scored a goal. Schmidt wasn't about to give up on his prospect. "Now's your said Schmidt, "pick a player and he'll race you for the ten dollar bet." "Never mind a said Sandy, "I'll race you in- stead." said Schmidt, "let's go." Suddenly, the exuberant rooter reconsidered. "Ah, never he insisted. "I don't want to embarass anyone." And so, Sandy's Bruin career was over. Chicago fans would think nothing of ercbarassiug one of their own. "There was a fellow in the recalled ex- Black Hawk publicist Johnny Gottselig, "with a fedora on the end of a fishing line. He'd fire it onto the ice and then he'd haul it back up. One night he blew the whole thing. As he reeled in the hat Frank Mahovlich, when he was with the Maple Leafs, swiped at it with his stick and snapped it off the line." At the lime Gottselig also was handling the radio play-by- play for the Black Hawks. "In those said Gottselig, "the broadcasts were sponsored by White Owl cigars. One night I was doing the game when right in front of me, dangling from a line were half-a-dozen Phillie's cigars. Well, I knew that most of those people brought transistor radios to the game so they can listen as well as watch, so I made a point of saying 'make sure you get your White Owls on the way home.' "The next game the line came down from above with a whole box of White Owls." Gottselig remembered when a fan showed up at Chicago Stadium with a six-foot-six dummy of Mahovlich with a hang- man's rope around his neck. "He wanted to hang Big M in effigy from the top said Gottselig. "We had to take it away from him. From that height it could have been, dangerous if it fell on anybody." It is generally conceded that hockey fans in Montreal end Toronto are the most decorous in the NHL. "They go to a game as if they're going to the said Weston Adams, Jr., president of the Bruins. "Our fans can be a little rougher." Others consider that an understatement. Pat Jordan, an American author who had never been to Boston until the 1969- 1970 season was astonished at the behavior of Bruins' fans. "They do not come to their Garden for said Jordan. "Nor do they come after a fine dinner and cocktails like New York Ranger fans go to thsr Garden. Boston fans come after an argument with their wives, their dinners pushed aside in anger. They come not to complement a "good day, but in one last angry attempt tu 'get even' with another in a long line of very bad days." In recent years New York fans have become more sophis- ticated. During the early Fifties the "Gallery Gods" hurled so much abuse' at Rangers dcfcnscman Allan Stanley that manager Frank Boucher felt obliged to trade him to Chicago where he plnyed excellent hockey and later continued to do so for Toronto. Then with the addition of Buf- falo and Vancouver to the Easl in 1970, and departure of Chi- cago to the >West in a realign- ment program, the new bal- anced schedule saw old rivals meeting on home ice only three times each during the schedule. The decision to hold the bal- anced 78-game schedule under the 16-team setup means that NHL teams will exchange visits only twice under normal pro- gramming next season with the possibility of a third visit being determined by the luck of tie schedule-making draw. Each team will play the other 15 teams twice at home and twice away (or a total of 60 games. Each team will then play the other 15 teams more during the schedule with home and away games to vary each of the next two seasons, bringing the total to 75 games. Each team then will play three more games against oppo- nents by a draw. Campbell as- sured reporters that the NHL's schedule maker, Brian O'Neill, league executive director, will sort the games out so that each team will have 39 home dates. SIX OPPOSED CHANGE Campbell said at least six members implied Tuesday they were not in favor of the pro- nsed realignment fa> four dons at this time. He said Long Island would be added to the East Division and Atlanta to the West to complete wo eight-team divisions. He announced at the same Jme that a proposed merger of he Western and Central leagues would go into effect with the 1972-73 season, creating a 12- team league with two divisions under the WHL banner. The WHL has franchises in Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake Uty, Denver, Phoenix and San Diego with the CHL teams ping at Dallas, Fort WorUi, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Omaha and Tulsa. Campbell noted that with fur- ther NHL expansion to 18 teams set for the 1974-75 season, and with announced plans for a 24- team setup for North America during the 1970s, at' least three WHL teams will be offered a major league franchise. He added that at least half the WHL franchise owners will get a chance to get into NHL surroundings under the current expansion program. "Pursuant to the proposed said Campbell, "at least one half of all NHL fran- chises in excess of IB teams, but not beyond will be offered to present WHL members." HOPES FOB COMPLETION He said he hoped the WHL- CHL merger would be com- pleted at the next NHL meeting n New York City March 13. "This merger is designed to assure for the indefinite future .he continuation of viable pro- 'essional hockey in the western United States and all appropri- ate areas that are not repre- sented in the he added. An expected proposal from the NHL Players' Association seeking a maximum of for each player whose team won a division title and went en to win the Stanley Cup was not discussed by the governors. Campbell said the owner- player council did not hear the iroposal since it was not for- mally presented. However it was agreed a four-member committee, consisting of two players and two NHL owners, would consider the demands and report to the March 19 meeting. Alan Eagleson of Toronto, NHLPA executive director, said after the meeting Stan Mikita of Chicago Black Hawks and Red Berenson of Detroit Red Wings would represent the players, Charles Mulcahey of Boston Bruins and Bill Jennings of New York Rangers the owners. Shields sparks basketball win Capri and Kimuras merged with victories in Commerc i a 1 Basketball League action. In the first game Craig Shields hooped 24 points as Capri upended Lclhbridge Com- munity College 7fr65. Ken West- >rook picked up 22 points in a osing cause. In the second game Kimuras ;ot ]5 points from Wayne Ncs- >iit as they bested Inatso 85-66. Irving Heavy Runner canned 28 points and Evans Day Chief .4 for Liatso. Two games arc on lap to- night at the Lethbridgo Collc- iatc Institute. At eight o'clock Cardston Friendship Ccn- re followed by Dongs and LDS WHAM! Six-year-old Jason Harbison of Knoxville, Tenn. lands a solid right cross )o the jaw of five-year-old Jim Mullins, Knoxville, in special weight division of East Ten- nessee Golden Gloves. Jaion, who weighed 51 pounds, won a decision over 45-pound Jim. Roundup of bowling CAPRI BOWL DOUO'S SPORTS Ann Duval 282 Miggle Oliver 556 (tW, Sharon WalllU 213, Dorolliy Anderson S45 Bunny Anderson 2M VI Price 315 Flo Ny- qulst 311 Alice Kollbai Ul Judy Harnack M, Mary Mlhalik 231. YBC SCHOOLS Rick Barva Gary Lohuis 201, Bruce WilMns 3.34, RicK Maclean 296, Frank Gretzlnger 223, Kane Pedrlnl 312, Ron Gelzlnotr 311, Mlcheli Mac- lean 197, Bev Passey 200. BANTAMS Kevin Prlndle 254, Greg Krokosh 217, Orel Krokosh 113, Mallnda Hamlilol Ufl, Michael Gerla 199, Karen Hartley 113, Cindy Pedrlnl 173, Slephen Ken- wood 203, Lynn Pearson 163. AST MIXID Gloria Murkln 231, Marion Tolloy 249, Mara Kllllns 220, Elaine Ander- son 2S1, Tom Yip Shirley Mlchle Tandy Slevens 246, Carole Homu. los 253, Larry Michle 271, Eleanor Dor- Igalll 265 CIVIL SERVICE Blair Hurl 314 (747) ,Bev Swaren 311 Dick Tuck 363 Phil Black 300 Bob Black 350 Allen Taylor 292 June Tav- Minor hockey Tuesday in Bantam "A" ac- tion Tuesday night, the Cana- dians picked up a 5-1 win over the Kings. Jeff Anderson, Tom Block, Doug Morrison, Warrick Mells and Jim Martin scored a goal each for the Canadians while Scott MacLerman managed a singleton in a losing cause. In Midget action, Larry Peto tallied twice in the third period lo give the Comets a 5-1 win over the Ti-Cats. Lawrence Gardiner, Clarence Sirovyak and Ron Gretzinger added solo markers while Terry Emard scored for the Ti-Cats. The Eskimos came np wilh. three unanswered goals In the final period to trip the Stamped- ers 4-2. Scott Davis, Paul Kolk, Tre- vor Kinsey and Don Henderson notched a goal apiece for the Eskimos while Steve Gorko and David Dogterom replied for the Stamps. Minor week schedule ,'ODAY Pee Wee games Bl Civic Centre 6 p.m. Blues vs Bisons; 7 p.m. Whips i Falcons. Smockey game Executive Hockey Hounds p.m Lelh- bridge Midget Elks vs Lethbridge Warriors, exhibition, t p.m. THURSDAY Bantam A games at Adams Ice Cerv Ire 6 p.m. Black Hawks vs Ma- roons; 7 p.m. Maple Leafs vs Pee Wee King Reps; 8 p.m. Jets vs Red Wings; Labor Cub Beet vs Eskimo Mid- gels, exhibition. FRIDAY Pee Wee games at Civic Centre ft p.m. Totems vs Bears; 7 p.m. Vlk- ngs vs Penguins; B p.m. Flyers vs Tigers. 9 p.m.Llltle Spud Leage game Lethbridge Colls vs Bow Island. SATURDAY Bantam B games al Adams Ice Cen- tre a.m. Ramblers vs Nuggels; t.m. Kings vs Mustangs; a.m. Cougars vs Blades; a.m. aW King Reps vs Eagles; a.m. Midget game Labor Club Bees vs Royals. Pee Wee games Civic Centre 4 p.m. Whips vs Blues; p.m. Fal- cons vs Bisons; Canucks vs Sa- bres. Exhibition game al Adams Ice Con- re Lethbridge Midget Colts vs Tabor Midgets p.m. Exhibition names at Henderson Ice :enlre p.m. Lelhbrldge A.C.T. lantern Reps vs Cranbrook; Leth- irldqi Minor Hockey Bingo; 8 p.m. Southern Albcrla Juvenile League pinw Lclhbrlrtge Warriors vs Mcdl- Ini Hat Wheelers. IUNDAY F-xhblilon at Henderson Lake Ice >nlro II a.m. LclhbrlUge A.C.T. Bantam Reps vs C ran brook, lor 276 (72D, Karlyn Spltier 240, Cor Hurkens 267, Kaye Bathgate 290 Jane Smyke 251. YOUNO ADULTS Darwin Romanchuk 274 Ken Kurti 390 Ron Grellinger 283 Randy Wolsloncrolt 2B1 Duene Spltzer 303 Ken Larson 2B2, Irvine Rowe Rfindy Slllito 278 (7651, Nadlne Kovacs 25A (69H. Karen Bergman 243, suzan McDonald 271 Gall Hedberq- 206 HENRY HOMES Con Arnold 251; Jim Wrlghl 253 Duane Spitzer 276 Joe Myndlo 260; Ed Henderson 252 OHo Pankolay 299 Carol Tra- chuk 272; Jean Passey 278 Eleanor Fenian 279; Francis Barn- brick 266 Marlon McNeely 249 Grace McPIKe 236. Y.B.C. JRS SRS Baden filling 250, Michael Sharvn 238, Murray Weatllng 274, D a v I d Wells 247, Bob Tinordl 245, Darrel Lagler 352 Peter Larson 304, Lori Smeed 202, Selma Nishimura 206, Cherye Obermler JOB, Linda Malcom- son 314, Carolyn Passey 226, Nadine Kovacs 232. SUNDQUIST CONSTRUCTION Jean Pa'ssey 310 Rose Nun- weller 294 Norah HofForth Ul; jRn Htfll 293; Isabel Berman 295 (74 Grace Van Dyk 241 Pat Tunslall 338 Carol Floberg I-iS; Mary Roberta 227; Pat Plomp 213- NU MODE HOMES Mary Wishnevskl 260; Elaine Krisl- lanson 260; Annabelle Pruegger 264 Arleen Read 267; Linda Hovey 253 Eunice David 277 Myrna Olshaskl 252; Bernico Pavan 267 Joan Jones 274; Chris Schuli 303 C.P.R. eorge Malchetl 274, John Gainer 260, Frank Waugh 246, Bob Sinclair 236. Fil Oberg 232, Alma Oberg 270, Fay Lowlher 24B, Shirley Alexander Elsie Brunner 235, Marg Morris 235. JUNIORS SHOP Gloria Pearson 305; Verdcllft Plc- clnl 2B1 Gloria Hrycyk 2S4; Sally Trone 24B; Jean Passey 266 Shirley Pelrak 263 Berlha Matsen 241; Ruby Mock 233; Dorothy Sorensen 233; Betty Hobbs 324- GORDIES Ken Malcomson 388 Randy Wolsloncroll 303 Chester Jokuly 303; Ores! Yurchak 305 Robin Wheeldon 316 Yo Nishimura 365 Morgan Sparks 321 Ed Henderson 295 Al Smllh 2B4 Jim Higa 2BB SIMPSONS-SEARS Jim Vanderzee 257; Doug BeaHie 266; Sam SerbU 295; Ed Rossettl 256; John Wlldman 261; Ian Wilson 250; Helen Rosselii 262 Chris Wilson 2JS; Jeanelle Zleizle 216; Vivian Hnat- luk 201; Cathy Crclghion 213; Valeire Allen 209. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR W L T F A Pts. Col. Cougars 26 7 1 IBd 102 53 Red Deer 2-1 11 0 206 12B 48 Cal Canucks 21 U 1 193 Id? J3 Edm. U 20 3 IO 183 31 Lrj 1h bridge .15 li 0 143 151 31 Drumheiier 10 32 o lie 219 20 Edm. Movers B 24 2 133 136 18 NATIONAL LEAGUE Eiil Division W L Bcslon New York Montreal Toronto Delroit 31 Vancouver Buffalo A Pis 7 8 186 102 70 30 8 7 203 103 67 26 12 a 60 20 17 10 129 127 50 30 20 7 1J7 152 tf 13 54 5 117 150 31 10 27 11 127 Ifl2 31 West Division 31 10 5 1S2 85 67 25 IS 7 12J 100 57 15 25 10 142 190 40 7 133 155 39 Chicago MlnnesolB California 5t Louis Phil a Pittsburgh Los Angeles SCORING LEADERS G A Esposllo, Bos Rarellc, NY Gilbert, NY Hadfleld, NY Orr, Bos R Hull, Chi 35 27 62 12 Martin, Bui 33 22 55 2 Perreaull, Bur 20 32 52 12 13 IJ B 107 34 15 !6 9 112 150 33 12 33 4 10? 193 2B Pfi Plm 39 81 38 38 51 79 4 32 34 66 47 3 34 64102 20 46 66 56 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE Eastern Division W T F A Pts 1 159 125 49 3181133 47 0 19B 187 46 0 169 218 36 1 134 152 33 1 152201 29 Regina 24 15 Saskatoon 22 Brandon 23 19 Flin Flon IB 30 Winnipeg 16 25 Swift Current 14 28 Western Division 31 9 1 184 97 A3 !7 13 2 196158 56 0 ISO 136 52 1 209 197 47 2 132 189 26 0129230 22 Calgary Edmont New Wcslminstcr 76 15 Medicine Hal 23 19 Victoria 12 29 Vancouver 11 31 HOCKEY SCORES National East All-Slars 3 Wesl All-Slars 3 American Baltimore 7 Tidewater 3 Cenlrnl Kansas Clly 3 Tulsa 3 international i Columbus 7 Des Moines 6 Eastern Charlotte 3 RoanoKe Valley 0 Western Canada Calgary 6 Brandon 2 Manitoba Junior Selkirk 3 SI. James 2 Saskatchewan Junior Saskatoon 5 Weyburn 4 Ellevan 6 Moose Jnw 3 Alberta Junior Calgary Cougars 7 Drumhellcr 6 British Junior Kelwona 4 Penticlon 3 FOR BETTER DEALS ON GENERAL ALL GRIP TIRES ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TIRE SALES SERVICE 402 III Avt South Phong or JOHN BROCKINGTON to the Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner! Saturday, Feb. 5th Tickets available at Beyer's, Marcel's and Art Williams Wonderful World of Travel! ;