Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
KARATE CHAMPION-Bob Daku turned in an outstanding performance at the Taber karate championships recently and was named the grand champion of the event. Bob Daku earns championship -.Wednesday, January 17, 1971 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 7 Canadiens peddle Labosssiere Backstrom feds trade to Kings "just great" By THE CANADIAN PRESS Ralph Backstrom finally shucked the Montreal Forum ice shavings from his blades, but one of the players Montreal Canadiens obtained from Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the 34-year-old centre wound up in a Minnesota North Star uniform. Backstrom, a Calder Trophy winner as rookie of the year -By Pat Sullivan | Bob Daku of Lethbridge won the grand championship over the weekend at a karate tournament held in Taber in conjunction with Taber Sugar Festival. Daku, a blue belt holder topped the field of entries to take home the championship trophy. In the blue-green final Daku stopped Larry Hahn of Calgary. Ken Sitter, also of Calgary, was third in the division. Daku pulled a stunning upset in the final of the tournament defeating a black belt holder for the crown. Lome Jensen of Lethbridge won the white belt class over Bruce L a m on d of Vauxhall. The yellow belt was won by another Lethbridge competitor Garry Cassilman. Mark Ralph of Fort Macleod was second. In the brown - black section the winner was Ron Kampitsch of Calgary. Addy Hibson of Calgary was second. It was Kampitsch who lost to Daku after he won out over Hibson. Hibson had earlier beaten Orr. There were entries from Edmonton, Calgary, Vauxhall, Lethbridge, Taber. Claresholm and Fort Macleod. Orr will coach a team from the University of Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Community College this week when they attend the Western Canada University karate championships in Edmonton Saturday and Sunday. SAVE Tuo 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: a $9.95 muffu'r for most cars free installation 10 minute installation lifetime guaranteed mufflers free inspection and estimates AU AT /6 509 6th Avenue South jIMUTB jUFPLER I INSTALLATIONS Phone 328-8134 m SULLY SAYS IT NEVER FAILS. The obvious is staring you right in the face and you fail to recognize it. It took a Little bull session in the referee's room Saturday evening at the Arena to bring to the attention of those interested that Lethbridge has two, that's right, two native sons coaching in the National Hockey League. Vic Stasiuk is with the Philadelphia Flyers of the western division while Doug Barkley is the boss behind the Detroit Red Wings' bench in the eastern division. Gary Kirk, who seems to be in the right place at the right time as far as hockey goes, was on hand the last time Stasiuk's Flyers played the Canadiens in Montreal. After the game Stasiuk got together for an informal gathering with friends and members of the news media. "I have a little quiz for you gentlemen," said Stasiuk. "Can you tell me what city in Canada has two coaches in the National Hockey League?" No one had the answer, confirmed Kirk, so Stasiuk quickly replied "Doug Barkley at Detroit, and yours truly, and not only that, we're both north-siders." I'm sure you'll agree with me that this it, indeed, something Lethbridge can be very proud of. No other city can make that statement. ? ? ? If I only make Leo Merrick, the doorman for the Lethbridge Sugar Kings, happy I'll be satisfied. It seems everytime I go to the Arena he asks me when I'm going to inform readers of where and what some of the former Sugar Kings are doing these days. Well first of all, old buddy, Darrell Knibbs, possibly the best player to come out of the Sugar Kings ranks, currently leads the International Hockey League scoring race. Knibbs, with the Muskegon Mohawks, has scored 22 goals and picked up 31 assists for 53 points and a four-point lead over Hal White of Toledo. White led for most of the season but Knibbs, who scored 55 goals for the Kings in his last season two years ago, passed him two weeks ago according to Zenon Hnatiw, Knibbs' publicity agent in Lethbridge. Darrell was a late cut from the Montreal Voy-ageurs of the American Hockey League this past fall. Howie Heggedal is also in the International League. He plays with Flint Generals, who are in third place in the team standings. A former Sugar King netminder, Gerry Car-michael. is on a hockey scholarship to Colorado College where another Sugar King, Dale Yutsyk, has spent the last three seasons. Education has kept Jerry LeGrandeur and Don Hall in Lethbridge while Keith Farrell is in Calgary at University. Ken Lupul, at last report, was in Spokane attending university and playing part time with Spokane Jets. Craig Simmons, former captain of the Kings, started the season with Calgary Stampeders of the Alberta Senior League but is no longer with the club. # ? ? Minor Hockey Week is nearing the half way mark and so if you haven't been to the rink you still have time. Nearly one quarter of a million boys from B.C. to Nova Scotia are taking part in activities. Locally there is something for everyone each evening. Thursday the Sugar Kings meet the Juvenile Warriors in what has to be described as a grudge match. The Warriors have been making it known they are out to upset the Junior Kings, and it should prove interesting. ? ? ? I failed to mention in a story about the'District 2 high school curling, won by Bob Lyon, that the winners were from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Sorry fellows. when he joined the Canadiens 13 years ago, hasn't been happy with his career in Montreal this year. A so-so training camp prompted his retirement on the eve of the 1970-71 National Hockey League opener. He returned to the lineup, appeared in only 16 games, scored one goal and assisted on four others while being used sparingly. Kings' centre Gord Labos-siere, originally included in the deal along with defenoeman Ray Fortin from Los Angeles' Springfield farm club in the American circuit and "future considerations," didn't even get to Montreal. SENT TO STARS A few hours later, the Cana diens shunted him off to Minnesota for centre Ray Comeau and an undisclosed amount of cash, At the same time, the North Stairs called up wingers Bill Heindl and Danny Law son from their AHL farm team at Cleveland. 'Just great, just great," was Backstrom's immediate response to the trade. "Now I'm going to get a chance to play hockey. . . ." New York Rangers and Pitts burgh Penguins got into the trading act, the Rangers send, ing rookie centre Syl Apps, 23-year-old son of the NHL Hall of Famer, to Pittsburgh for veteran winger Glen Sather. Apps, who scored three points in 31 games with New York this season before being sent to their Central League farm club at Omaha, is expected to be in the Penguins' lineup tonight against Toronto Maple Leafs. Sather is a hard-nosed winger whose chief contribution to the Pittsburgh team has been as a penalty-killer. He had his best season last year, with 12 goals, after being picked up from Boston Bruins in the June, 1969, player draft. LIKES AT ROUGH "I love the hard in-fighting type of games best of all," he said recently. "I'd rather play against Montreal than any team in thte league. "They get agitated when ! talk to them. When they're ag gravated they seem to forget all about hockey.. . ." Labossiere, 31, was the Kings No. 1 draft choice when Los An geles joined the league in 1967. He has had a nomadic career, however, spending much of the last two years with Springfield before catching a regular berth this season with 11 goals and 10 assists in 45 games. CARMICHAEL HONORED-Stan Carmichael, right, of lethbridge receives a plaque from the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association for his outstanding work and devotion to minor hockey in Lethbridge and Canada. Carmichael is only the fifth mam in Lethbridge to receive the award. Presenting the plaque is Peter Lewko, Alberta Amateur Hockey Association representative. Other recipients of the plaque were Lewko, Leo Harrold, Syd Hall and Jack Grasley. Bantams belt Royals Smockey game a tie The A.C.T. Bantam Reps belted the Royals 8-2 Tuesday evening in Minor Hockey Week action at Adams Ice Centre. Joe Meli led the way for the winners with three goals. Guy Pomohac added a pair while singletons went to Pierre La-varatto, Baden Pilling, and Reg Osmond. Derrick Blasco and Brian Conrad replied for the Royals. Tonight the Midget Elks play host to Taber Palace Pats in a Southern Alberta Juvenile League game at Adams at 8:30. Thursday evening will fea- ture a head-on clash between the Lethbridge Sugar Kings and the Juvenile Warriors. Warriors have yet to taste defeat in the Juvenile league and will be out to pull an upset over the Kings. The game is set for Adams at 8:30. A big crowd was on hand at the Adams Ice Centre as the members of the LMHA and the news media squared off last night in the annual Smockey game, in conjunction with Minor Hockey Week in Canada. Both clubs were a little rusty and rough on the edges but came through in fine fash i o n much to the delight of the spectators. The game ended in a 2-2 tie but at one point in the game the LMHA squad held a 7-1 lead. Figure that one out! If you're stumped, the LMHA boys scored a touchdown during the second period which counted for 6 goals. Referees Steve Amman, "Clown," and Les Cowill, "Chickenman," reconsidered however and made them forfeit the goals due to the fact that the pass was incomplete. JUVENILE HOCKEY LETHBRIDGE CIVIC CENTRE WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27th 8:30 P.M. LETHBRIDGE MIDGET 'A' ELKS vs TABER PALACE PATS ADMISSION PRICES Adults 75* - Stod.nts SO* - Children 25* THIS IS MINOR HOCKEY WEEK New Orleans job for Champion VANCOUVER (CP) - Jim Champion, head coach of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League from 1967 to the fall of 1969, said Tuesday night he has been hired as an assistant coach with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, MECHANIC WANTED WITH HEAVY DUTY PAPERS Must b� copabU of working an own initially* BOX 39, CAYLEY, ALBERTA Tottenham replacement for Moore LONDON (CP-AP) - Alan Mullery of Tottenham Hotspur seems the probable choice to replace Bobby Moore as captain of England in the national soccer team's European Nations Cup match against Malta Feb. 3. Moore, 28-year old standout who captained England to its World Cup victory in 1966, was dropped from the team by manager Sir Alf Ramsey Monday. Ramsey wouldn't comment on his decision, but Moore recently was left out of the lineup of his West Ham United team for being in a nightclub on the eve of an English Cup match. Ramsey hasn't announced his new captain but observers considered Mullery the best bet. The England lineup for the Malta game: Gordon Banks, Stoke City: Ray Clemence, Liverpool; Paul Reaney, Leeds; Emile Hughes, Liverpool; Terry Cooper, Leeds; Mullery; Brian Labone, Everton; James Harvey, Ever-ton; Norman Hunger, Leeds; Francis Lee, Manchester City; Alan Ball, Everton; Geoff Hurst, West Ham; Allan Clarke, Leeds; Martin Peters, Tottenham; Colin Bell, Manchester City; and Joe Royle, Everton. Greece and Switzerland are grouped with England and Malta in preliminary Nations Cup matches. 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