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The Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 LITHIMOOI HIIULO JMMMMV M. APRIL IN AMSTERDAM Ftw Wevftoff lor UMI T HMMw 10% OtpwM by JM. MM ol Para IMUTMM CMttcfc ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONI ttt-lMI Herald Sports LETHMME OFFICE FUMHTIME Lit Lower Level 7th St. Shopping Mall Lethbridge. Alberta Phone (403) 121-7411 CHAIRS... Pat Sullivan Brooks9 club ready for a run at the top New look Kodiaks sparked by Hess I like the new motto Minor Hockey Week in Canada has adopted. "It's more fun to play better hockey." Wow, isn't that the truth? We have become so complacent in our hockey skills most ranks of the game, aside from I suppose professional, have been on a steady decline. I helped coach a midget team at the start of the year. It wasn't that I got discouraged or lost interest that I'm not still doing it. Meetings and other job commitments have limited my time. But that isn't what you want to know. Better hockey is in need of a great deal of help. The situation isn't beyond recovery. But let me give you an example of just a couple of things I found while working with this team. The fellows are 15-17 years of age. Most have been playing hockey since Pee Wee, or since they were 10. Without any fault to be laid on anyone's shoulders, most of these young- men have had very little training, even in basic fundamentals of the game. At IS years of age the description of a backhand shot amazed most of them. They had honestly not heard of it. When killing a penalty we asked them to form a box defence. A majority of them were dumbfounded at the suggestion. And this isn't the case with just one midget team, it is the rule rather than the exception with most coaches I have talked to. Why? I'm not all that sure I can even scratch the surface of an answer. First of all, and you have been told this every year since I can remember, everything is done on a voluntary basis. Men, and women, give of their time, not because they are knowledgeable in most instances, but because they are concerned, interested in the young boys of today. Ice time is at a premium despite the fact Lethbridge has three artificial ice arenas. There are better than boys playing in the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association. All of which need training. But not all can get it. With the exception of a handful of rep teams, most clubs can only hope to go and have a good time once or twice a week. Lethbridge is not alone in its setup of minor hockey, or any minor sport for that matter. The competitors have outgrown the administration. There are too few trying to teach too many. This is minor hockey week in Lethbridge. Nationally special programs have been going on for more than a week. I hope you will soak up some of what I have said. Try and make it out to one of the games being played this week. You see, for all the coaches and managers, as well as all the kids, the only indication you appreciate what they are trying to do is to show them. Sitting at home in front of a TV, you can't applaud a good save, or a nice goal or a winning or losing team for a solid effort. Better hockey is on its way. Coaches clinics are becoming more and more popular. Hockey schools are numerous and so are clinics for officials. But .these are not things that can have overnight results. We have to carry on in the meantime. So why don't you and I take time out this next week, go to a game or two, and show these people we are with them, win, lose or draw. We will give them that incentive to keep up the good work. We're all working for better hockey. Do you have A brother or cousin or uncle or just a friend who played hockey for Ed Bruchet? 'Well, if so and you know bis address the committee in charge of the "Ed Bruchet Appreciation Night" would like to know Anyone with any information that may help in the contacting of Ed's friends and former players, is asked to contact the committee at the Labor Club. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Optimism reached a new high at the Lethbridge Com- munity College Friday night. The warning has been posted for the Alberta College Athletic Conference, the Kodiaks are about to make their bid for top rung on the league perch. Friday night before 200 fans at the college the Kodiaks racked up their third straight 1974 triumph and once again it Hess drives for two Greg Hess played his game.with the Lethbridge Community College Kodiaks Friday and the young centre hooped 23 points to spark an all-out team effort as the Kodiaks dropped Red Deer College 93-63. DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE A GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-0821 MJ Me STREET NORTH Johnson Muhammad, Frazier fined suspended for deplorable conduct CALGARY (CP) The Alberta Junior Hockey League Friday suspended Jim Bechtold of Drumheller Falcons for two games and Reid Johnson of Lethbridge Longhorns for one game. Bechtold was suspended for attacking a Lethbridge player in a Jan. 13 game. Johnson was ordered to miss one con- test as a result of getting game misconducts in two straight games for excessive fighting. NEW YORK (Reuter) The New York State Athletic Commission Friday fined Joe Frazier and Muhammad AH each for engaging in a wrestling and shoving match during the taping of a televi- sion show Wednesday. Commission chairman Edwin Dooley said the two former heavyweight cham- pions, who meet in a 12-rourid rematch at Madison Square Garden Monday night, showed "deplorable conduct" that "demeaned the sport of box- ing." Redskin property DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. Continues to Serve Southern Alberta Fire-Auto-Personal- Commercial DOUG BOYER Sales Representative 308 9th St. S. Phone 328-1228 STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION Monday, Jan. p.m. N.A. Bert f temper terry Lene The Andre Cerpentler A Ren Thompson airta' WorW Teg Teem ChempieiNiMp Metdi Hert vv Remifec 9 I CMC-TV) WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Redskins ac- quired the rights Friday to quarterback Joe Theismann from Miami Dolphins in return for the Redskins' first- round draft choice in the 1976 National Football League draft Theismann, an All- American quarterback at Notre Dame, has played the last three years with Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. He was the Dolphins' fourth-round draft choice in 1971. Theismann, whose contract with Toronto has expired, has not been signed by the Red- skins, but it was thought that Redskins' Coach George Allen would not have made the deal unless the chances of signing Theismann were good Allen met with Theismann Tuesday. The quarterback is said to have asked for a year to return to Toronto and has also obtained permission to negotiate with Montreal Alouettes of the CFL Allen, whose two top quar- terbacks. Bill Kilmer and Sonny Jurgensen, were hobbl- ed last season with injuries, said. "Joe Theismann adds another dimension to our offence. He has a strong arm and can run and scramble. LEASING Mercury mMtote phn tructa to LEASING MOTORS T Wednesday's incident hap- pened at the American Broad- casting Co. (ABC) TV studios here where Frazier and Ali, with sports broadcaster Howard Cosell acting as moderator, were watching a film of Frazier's 15-round decision win over Ali at the Garden March 8, 1971. The show is to be shown Saturday by the network. Frazier and Ali were bantering and exchanging in- sults as the film of their fight unfolded. Everyone is so used to listening to these ex- changes that reporters have come to treat them as routine. But when Ali called Frazier "ignorant" for his explanation of why he had to go to a hospi- tal following their fight three years ago, Frazier suddenly sprang to his feet and rushed at Ali. The boxers wrestled each other to the floor and they tumbled off a high wooden stage onto a con- crete floor. Some reporters present thought it was more than an Frazier seemed gen- uinely angry. "This seems to be for Cosell remarked. Ali is prob- ably clowning, but Joe is not clowning." When bystanders and ABC personnel finally separated Frazier and Ah, Frazier stalk- ed out of the studio before the film was finished. Ali stayed to the end. In levying the fines, Dooley said. "Even if the whole in- cident was a put on, as many believe, it was severely dam- aging to the best interest of boxing and its well being, and the puWk interest." was convincing victory. Ben Brooks' new look Kodiaks bounced Red Deer College 93-83 and now have their sights set on Mount Royal College. "That's the club we have to said Brooks. Thus far, in three meetings, the Cougars from Mount Royal have won all three, but the last one was by three points. Kodiaks, to say the least, have shown a great deal of im- provement. Meanwhile, in the gals en- counter the Kodiettes came up with one of their better efforts of the season but still finished on the short end of a 69-50 count. Much of the improvement of the Kodiaks has been the arrival back on the scene of Gary Williams and Kendon Eakett, standouts with last year's Four West finalists. Add to this a two way threat like Jerry Shockey and a 6'5" centre by the name of Greg Hess and most of the story is told. Kodiaks took a while to get untracked Friday as the un- derdog Kings bottled them up. With less than five minutes gone in the game Red Deer drew even at 10-10 and kept forcing the issue much of the early going. Kodiaks saw a 22-15 lead become 22-21 with nine minutes left in the first half but quickly showed their heels to their visitors as they took a 47-33 lead into the dressing room with them at half time. Sparked by the 23-point per- formance of Hess and Williams' 16, the Kodiaks pull- ed away from the Kings in the second half. With IS minutes left in the game Kodiaks led 57-42 and in- creased it to 70-44 with 10 minutes remaining. Brooks, and assistant coach Jack Linderman showed their emotional side when the Kodiaks began a run at 100 points, but it wasn't to be. Besides the 39 points Williams and Hess combined for Glen Schuler and Eakett each had 12. Les Gray was a continual thorn in the side of the Kodiaks as he led Red Deer with 20 points. Lionel Lieske, Uord Graves and Harry Grieb each managed 10 points. Red Deer lost Lieske with five fouls late in the game. Teammate Blaine Krieck joined him. Kodiaks, on the other hand, had Eakett and Shockey close with four fouls Meanwhile, in the Kodiette- Queens contest the host gals could only get points from four players as they fell short in their bid for a victory. Shirley Yuill was brilliant in a losing cause for the Kodiettes as she hooped 27 points She hit for 15 in the first half and followed up with 12 in the second. Jan Paton chipped in with 13 while Shellee Reeder managed eight Jan Brassard and Val Kallis combined to spell doom for the Kodiettes as they connected for 40 points, 20 each Marie Bonnell aided in the win with 12. Queens jumped into a 37-23 half time lead which they never relinquished HOOP SHOTS The Kodiaks have found a good one in Greg Hess the 6'5" centre who joined the club Wednes- day from Pocatelli, Idaho He hooped 23 points but also showed good strength under the baskets, something the Kodiaks lacked in the first half of the season It was also good to see carrot-topped Gary Williams in the Kodiak blue and white uniforms Once the new combination becomes a unit the Kodiaks will definitely make a run at the top of the league. Every player on the Kodiaks scored at least one point Hard luck hit hustling Brent Fair- banks He just couldn't find the hoop Les Gray is the key to the Red Deer offence which appears to confuse the Kings at times as it is worked on a number system. When Minor hockey you hear Harry three, Greg five you wait for someone to snap the ball... Hess carries with him a reputation of being a pretty fair right handed pitcher He throws the basketball like it was shot out of a cannon Coach Ben Brooks and his assistant Jack Linderman were looking for 100 points but it was just out of reach. M, KODICTTES SO Mmtenko, Yuill 27, McClam. Paton 13. McLean, Drevenak 2. Fawns. LavaUey. Reeder 8 Total SO. Brassard 20, Smith, Bonnell 12. Watson, Flewelling 4. Kemp 2, Simkin 2, Kallis 20, Dickson 9. Copithorne, Simonsen Total 69. KODIAKS 93, KINQS Kings David, Gray 20. Guilbault, Bowo 2, Jestin. Lunde 2, Krteck 5, Dublanko 4, Leiske 10, Graves 10, Grieb 10 Total 03. Kodiaks Cahoon 4, Jasieuka- wicz 2, wolsey 3. Shockey 5, Fair- banks 1, Williams 16, Pard 6, Hanson 9 Eakett 12. Schuler 12, Hess 23. Total 93. Lyon wins twice, Baceda alive in B CALGARY (CP) Ron Northcott of Calgary, Defending Southern Alberta men's curling champion, defeated Bob Trautman of Beiseker 6-4 Friday with a last-rock chip in the first round of the southern cham- pionships. Roy Talbot of Red Deer, 1972 southern champion, miss- ed both his shots in the last end as he dropped a 9-8 deci- sion to Bruce Stewart of Calgary. Other first-round results: Merv McMartin, Calgary, defeated Ed Shenher, Banff, 8- 4; Van Reed. Belie, downed Darryl Daniels, Rolling Hills, 13-T; Grayson Kramer, Medicine Hat, dropped Enso Baceda, Lethbridge, 9-4; Mel Jordon, Vulcan, defeated Darrell Bennett, Airdrie, 9-6, Terry Lyon, Pincher Creek, thrashed Bruce Dillabough, Oyen, in eight ends; and Wayne Sokolosky, Calgary, tripped Don Seney, Blackie, 9- 6. In Friday's second round both Baceda and Lyon chalked up wins Baceda, after his first round loss, needed a narrow 8-7 triumph over Bennett in sec- tion Lyon, on the other hand, kept his hopes alive in "A" section with a convincing 8-5 verdict over Sokolosky. Play continues today. In Edmonton defending Alberta champion Betty Cole of Edmonton was reduced to her last life in the opening round of the Northern Alberta Women's Curling Association playdowns Friday. Cole, who missed an open takeout in the sixth end for five points, gave up another three in the tenth and final end while losing 8-7 to Gladys Osborne, also of Edmonton. Emily Jost of Fort Saskatchewan, another former northern winner, was one of eight rinks advancing to the second round of A section play by defeating June McMurray 9-7. 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Wayne Parenteau and Rick Arelis chipped in with single markers while Warren Keith replied in a losing cause. Garry Heathcote, Kit Davies and Doug Henderon tallied a goal each and paced the Totems to a 3-1 win over the Sabres. Ron Terakita managed a single marker in a losing ef- fort The Flames jumped to a 4-0 lead after the opening period and skated to an easy 7-1 deci- sion over the Jets. Roary MacLennan led the Flames scoring twice while singles came off the sticks of Greg Skretting, Jeff Paikuski, Wyatt Blair, Robert Stewart and Makr Wotosyn notched one each. Doug Canadinc scored the tone Jets' marker. JUNIOR "B" HOCKEY SAT., JAN. 26 p.m. HENDERSON LAKE ICE CENTRE Lethbridge Y's Men's Native Sons OLDS SUNDAY, JAN. 27 2 p.m. Sponsors Benefit LithbridH Y's Mill's Nativi Sons Y's Mm Everyone welcome! ;