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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, January 27, 1971 - THE IETHBRIDOE HERAID - 25 Dedicated men and women guide LAAHA Leo Harrald heads Assn., sixth term a s president Here are the men - and women - who are guiding the destinies of the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association in the current season. Many have years of experience on the ex-executive. Following are brief profiles of the executive members: LEO 1IARROLD, president - Executive member since 1956. Coached from 1954 to I960. His teams have won the City Midget championship and the Alberta Provincial Midget "A" title. From 1960 he has devoted his full time to executive duties. He was elected president in 1964 and has held that position to the present time with the exception of one year. He was instrumental in forming the Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League. In 1966 he was elected referee-in-chief and still holds that position. In 1968 he was elected south zone chairman of the AAHA referees' committee and is still active as a referee in southern Alberta. TED ERIKSON, vice-president - Has been an executive member for nine years and was elected vice-president this year. He is manager of the Canadians, a Bantam "A" league team. He is also manager-coach of the Lethbridge Juvenile Warriors of the SAJHL. GORDON ORSER, secretary - Has been an executive member for nine years and secretary for six. He has also been an executive member on the AAHA and is now intermediate chairman of that body. He also serves the LMHA as equipment manager. RICHARD BLASCO, treasurer - He is also coach of the Midget "C" Reps. ART CAMPBELL, past president - Chairman of the coaches' committee. He is also manager of the midget league and coaches the Pee Wee Canucks. Chairman of the Pee Wee Boxing Day tournament. ROY ENNIS, publicity director - He is also manager of the Lethbridge Elks Midget "A" reps of the SAJHL, and OFFICIAL CREST USED ON BLAZERS manager of the Pee Wee Tigers. FRED WALTERS - Chairman of the referees' committee and statistician for the LMHA. He organizes and schedules referees for 30-odd games per week. HANS DE GROOT - Juvenile manager, a registered referee and manager of the Pee Wee Canucks. ALF BRUCHET - Manager of the Bantam "B" League and a long time coach in the LMHA. HAROLD OSMOND - Coach of the Bantam "A" A.C.T. reps and also coach of the Bantam "A" Jets. A member of the referees'' committee. WALTER KIRKMAN - Pee Wee League manager. TOM BAND - chairman LMHA disciplinary committee and past league governor of the SAJHL. STAN BROWN - Manager Bantam "A" League also coach of the Bantam "A" Maple Leafs. KEN MERIYAMA - executive member. MRS, RON HOUSE - Ways and means committee and LMHA Week organizing committee. MRS. STEVE GEDRASIK -Ways and means committee and LMHA Week organizer of raffles. MRS. FRED WALTERS - In charge of LMHA players' regis ter and league statistician. STAN CARMICIIAEL - Ex ecutive member for eight years-. He has been a referee within the LMHA and is a registered referee officiating in countless games over the years. PETER LEWKO - Past executive member. Was a mem ber for 10 years and treasurer for six years. He is now cbair man of Minor Hockey Zone 5 for the AAHA. JOHN KOSKOSKI - Past executive member for eight years. Now active as a referee in the association. LEO MERRICK, Box office, ticket taker, at SAJHL games. Boys compete for many awards LETHBRIDGE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE - These men and women comprise the executive members of the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association in Lethbridge for the current season: back row, left to right, Gordon Orser, Stan Brown, Fred Walters, Art Compbell (past president), Ken Meriyama and Harold Osmond. Centre row, Ted Eriksson (vice-president), Phyl Walters, Gerry Gedrasik, Jean House and Leo Harrold (president). Front row, Roy Ennis, Hans De Groot and Stan Carmichael. Missing from the photo are Alf Bruehet, Tom Bond, Walter Kirkman, Richard Blasco and Leo Merrick- Chargers, Cougars battle in frenzied pee wee action NATAL (HNS) - Play is now under way in the minor' hockey leagues in Sparwood with four games played in the pee wee section. In the first game the Cougars registered a 6-0 win over the Rangers with Neil Hutchinson recording the shutout. Blair Peebles scored four goals for the winners with Umperville and Anderson adding single goals. The Chargers e d s� e d the Cougars 2-1 in the second game with Lome Mersereau netting both goals. DeLuca scored the lone goal for the losers. In the third game the Chargers scored a convincing 6-2 win over the Raiders with Lome Mersereau scoring four goals for the winners. Martin Bouvier scored both goals in a losing cause. The fourth pame saw the Chargers and Cougars battle to a 2-2 tie. Martin Bouvier scored both goals for Chargers while DeLuca and Dave Taylor con-reeled single goals for the Cougars. The Pee Wee Pups also started play with three well contested games being played. The bantam team was ex-pcted to play their first exhl bitten game against a house team from Fernie. Sweaters for the bantam team were donated by Delfont Stores while three other sets of sweaters were donated to the league by the Kinsmen Club. Enrolment in the minor hockey league in Sparwood now stands at about 100 youngsters, Hurry Sinden misses hockey BOSTON (AP) - Harry Sin den, who gave up his coaching career last May after leading Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup championship in 29 years, admits he misses the game, but says he's perfectly happy in his new position as a business executive. "Of course, I miss the game," Sinden sard while awaiting his return to the bench as coach of the East Division in tonight' National Hockey League all-star game at Boston Garden. "However, while I miss the game, I can't say I really feel it except when I get close," Sin' den said. "Something like this all-star game, seeing the players and all the old friends in hockey does something. However there's no chance I'll return." Special awards and trophies for outstanding achievements in the various categories during the season are presented each year at the wind-up banquet of the Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association. Among the trophies are those honoring deceased members who contributed their time, energy ard encouragement to the LMHA. The banquet provides a public recognition for the firms and organizations which are interested and support, through donations and trophies, the community concept behind the association. Following is only a partial list: Ed Lonsdale Memorial Trophy - Bantam "B" League champions. Park Plaza Trophy - Midget League Champions. Dunlop Ford Trophy - Juvenile Champions. City of Lethbridge Trophy - Bantam "A" City Champions. Advance Lumber Trophy - Bantam "A" League Champions. City of Lethbridge Trophy - Bantam "B" City Champions City of Lethbridge Trophy  Midget City Champions. Individual trophies to scoring champions - Bert and Mac's to Juvenile; Bert and Mac's to Midget; Elmer Reynolds to Bantam "A" and Bantam "B" Leagues. Best goalkeeper awards - Dow Award, LMHA Trophy to Midget; Joe Green Shoe Store Trophy to Bantam "B"; T. Eaton Co. Ltd., Trophy to Juvenile and Enerson Motors Trophy to Bantam "A". Most valuable player - Canada Safeways Trophy to Juvenile; Reithman and Hudson Decorating Trophy to Bantam "A"; Beny Chevrolet Oklsmo-bile Trophy to Midget and Harry Kimura Sporting Goods Trophy to Bantam "B". Most gentlemanly player - Prebuilt Mfg., Norris Shaw Memorial Trophy to Bantam "B"; Superior 77 Ltd. Trophy to Bantam "A"; Hoyt Hardware, Walter Lang Memorial Trophy, to Midget and Ken Melvin Memorial Trophy to Juvenile. Lefty Eshpeter Trophy for the oustanding family participating in the LMHA. Besides the above there are the LMHA special award and an individual trophy for the most improved player, presented by Doug's Music and Sports. Two trophies are open for competition among the Pee Wees, the Lloyd Fredricks Trophy for the league championship and the City of Lethbridge Trophy for the city championship. This is only the second season that these awards have been up for competition. Makeup of LMHA leagues Here is a breakdown of the leagues which constitute the Minor Hockey Association operating in Lethbridge this season: Pee Wee - 11 teams with approximately 15 boys to a team. Ages 10 to 11 years. Bantam "B" - 10 teams of 15 boys each. Ages 12 to 13 years. Bantam "A" - seven teams of 15 boys each. Ages 13 to 14 years. Midget - six teams of 15 boys. Ages 15 to 16. There are also one Pee Wee representative team, The Marlins; one Bantam "C" representative team; one Bantam "A" representative team sponsored by the A.C.T.; one Midget "A" team sponsored by the Lethbridge Elks Club playing in the Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League; one Midget "C" representative team; one Juvenile "A" representative team, the Lethbridge Warriors, playing in the SAJHL and one Juvenile "C" representative team, The Miners, playing in the SWJHL. LETHBRIDGE MINOR JANUARY 24th - 30th DOOR PRIZES EVERY NIGHT TONIGHT WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27 6:00* 7:00 p.m.- RANGERS v$ EAGLES CIVIC ICE CENTRE 7:00- 8:00 p.m.- BLACK HAWKS vs MAROONS CIVIC ICE CENTRE 8:30-11:00 p.m. SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUVENILE LEAGUE LETHBRIDGE ELKS vs. TABER PATS CIVIC ICE CENTRE THURSDAY, JAN. 28 6:00- 7:00 p.m.- COUGARS vs SEALS ADAMS ICE CENTRE 7:00- 8:00 p.m.- TI-CATS vs ESKIMOS ADAMS ICE CENTRE 8:30-11:00 p.m. Lethbridge Warriors Juvenile "A" vs. Lethbridge Sugar Kings Junior 'A' ADAMS ICE CENTRE FRIDAY, JAN. 29 6:00- 7:00 p.m.- HORNETS vs MUSTANGS CIVIC ICE CENTRE 7:00- 8:00 p.m. LMHA MOTHERS vs PEE WEES CIVIC ICE CENTRE 8:30- 9:30 p.m.- MAPLS LEAFS vs JETS CIVIC ICE CENTRE 9:30-11:00 p.m.- LETHBRIDGE MIDGET C vs LETHBRIDGE MINERS Juvenile C CIVIC ICE CENTRE SATURDAY, JAN. 30 8:15-9:15 a.m.-FALCONS vs BISONS ADAMS ICi CINTRI 9:15-10:15 a.m.-CANUCKS vs FLYERS ADAMS ICI CENTRE 10:30-11:30 a.m.-VIKINGS vs TIGERS ADAMS ICI CINTRI 11:40-12:40 p.m.-BLUES vs PENGUINS ADAMS ICI CENTRI 4:30- 5:30 p.m.-SABRES vs TOTEMS ADAMS ICI CENTRI 5:30-7:30 p.m.- LETHBRIDGE MIDGET C MEDICINE HAT MIDGET B ADAMS ICE CENTRE 4:00*5:30 p.m.- LETH. MARLINS vs CLARESHOLM CIVIC ICE CENTRE 3:30-7:30 p.m.-IETHBRIDGE BANTAM C vt WARNER CIVIC ICE CINTRI This advertisement sponsored by the following supporters of Minor Hockey Park Plaza Motor Hotel 10th Ave. S. and Mayor Magrath Drive Joe Green's Shoes 324 6th St. S. Enerson Motors Ltd. 817 4th Ave. S. North Way Texaco Service 603 13th St. N. Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile 2nd Ave. and 8th St. S. - Simpsons-Sears Centre Village Mall F. W. Woolworth Co. Ltd. 4th Ave. and 6th St. S. Eaton's 4th Ave. and 6th St. S. Speedy Paint and Body Garage 323 3rd St. S. ;