Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
WHlntKfoy, July It, THI ItTHMIDOe HHtALD If Anna Tlinishna A woman behind upcoming series MOSCOW The man be- hind the challege of getting the site of the Canada So- viet hockey series into top Siiiilkina Anna Tlinishna is everything you've ever imag- ined the lady director of a sports arena would be in this part of the world. Her bright green print dress tills a room. The grey hair is pulled back into a bun, and her face is as round and as brown as a Soviet meatball. Sinilkina was doing a lot of barking into the telephone- green, strangely yesterday. Her Sports Palace, which is 15 minutes from downtown Moscow, is something she has fussed over since 1957. And for the first lime in 15 years, it's getting a face-lifting. New acoustic ceiling alumi- num; new lighting arrange- ment; new windows; new cloakroom and yes, a new marquee where the 21 events that take place here on a year-round basis can be ad- vertised to the masses. The office Sinilkina occu- pies is a large one larger, for example, than those occu- pied by her opposite numbers at the Montreal Forum ar.d Maple Leaf Gardens Irving Grundman and Harold Bal- lard. What Irving and Harold also don't have in their of- fices is an autographed photo- graph in color, three feet square, of the Soviet's first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. Sinilkina looks at the photo- graph and presses her lips into a quivering line recall- ing the late cosmonaut. A great man, loved by all "He was here for many of the hockey she sighed. "He would come to this office and he would talk about the sport he loved. He loved all sports, but ice hock- ey, that was special. 'So fast, the skaters, he would say. And then he would talk about the players. 'So strong. So quick.' He would have Ireen in love to see the pro- fessionals from Canada. Such a young spirit. Such a great man to be loved by every- one." She inclines her head and looks closely at the smiling photograph and at the writ- ing on the left-hand bottom corner o[ the photograph. "His wife still comes here and says: 'He is not gone. He will return.1 At this point, the lady in the yards of greent print is on the verge of tears. You should know that Mrs. Tlinishna (her husband is a plant director who "some- times gets free tickets" to events at the Sports Palace) is not a- stranger to Canada. She has visited this country on several occasions, the last time as the chefess-de-mis- sion of the Soviet figure skat- ing team which competed in the World Championships in Calgary in the spring. she said, "is a warm and friendly city. When our team left here and met with your ambassador in Mos- cow, it was the first feeling of friendship 1 fell between our countries. But everything we saw in Canada was one thousand times more. she said, "a City of so many lights. A city, I think, of no night." You should also know that running an arena like the one where the games will be played, was a logical move for Sinilkina. Before taking over, she was the deputy di- rector of the monstrous, seat Lenin Stadium, which is located near the Sports Palace. It's part of a giant sports complex that in- cludes yet a Uiird stadium, a skating rink, something they call a children's sports town, 28 tennis courts and swimming facilities. All of it wrapped in acres of greenery and row upon row of flowers. In other words, you don't walk out of the metro, as you do in Mon- treal and Toronto, cross the the street, and you're there. What will Canadians find? What of the Sports Palace? What can the Canadian play- ers and the estimated tourists who will come here from Canada expect to find? First of all, don't look for a towering Forum or Maple Leaf Gardens with the up- holstered seats painted in a variety of colors. It's a good, comfortable arena, however. Sinilkina says there are seats in the place, but would appear to be a more accurate figure. The seats, installed four yean ago, are made of var- nished wood, gently curved for the customer's comfort. They ring the arena and with a good sight line, go up only as high as about half the height of the Forum or any other major arena in Amer- ica. The ceiling isn't far above the seats. Put it this way: Wilt Chamberlain, standing on his toes on a seat in (he last row would not touch, the ceiling with his fingertips. He wouldn't miss by much, though. And what of the Ice sur- face? That could represent a problem to the Canadian hockey players. The surface is big, but not as large as perhaps many of the Cana- dian super talents have been led to believe. The difference it's a major in the 30-meter width. It's 13% feet wider than the 85-foot width normally found in Na- tional Hockey League rinks. The length (60 meters) is about two feet shorter than the regulation sized NHL rink. The tvidth bothers Sinden Harry Sindcn, the Canadian coach, looked at the rink, shook his head, and whistled softly. "The width bothers me. More Important, it's likely to bother our players. It's al- most like starting all over again for most of our de- fcncemcn. T can see where one or two of our defencemen may find it difficult to ad- just. If they do, they may not get a second he said grimly. Sinden's concern Is a valid one. The good defencemen learn to use the dimensions of the rink to their advan- tage. They know exactly how much ice to "give" to an at- tacker in order to defend properly against them. As Sinden says, now they have to start over. Just mark it down lo one ef the many adjustments Can- ada's athletes must make when they play their series here. Santoni hurls perfect game George Santoni recorded a pitcher's dream as he register- rd a perfect game in leading the Miner's Library lo a 3-0 victory over the M and K Gen- in Commercial Men's Fastball League exhibition ac- lion Tuesday night. While llioiisnnds of Lclhbridge baseball enthusiasts were on- joying themselves watching the annual Mnjor Bnscbnll League's game last night, San- loni wns hard at work on Dnvc Milan's pitchers mound. Sanloni had complete control throughout the seven Innings of play as he never allowed a base runner. In tlio 21 pul-outs, Santoni fired the third strike past 11 Generals' hitters and forced the others to cither ground mil or fly out. Garth Lamb led the Miners at the plnle stroking a double while Art Zasadny, Larry Tralch added n single each. Kayo Elliolt, who hurled a (our-hillcr suffered tlio loss. Seven straight victories in overtime for senior loop Nationals too tough in extra inning contests ATLANTA (CP) After his loth-inning single drove in the winning run Tuesday night, lit- tle Joe Morgan said he would have been satisfied to leave the all star heroics to National League team-mate Hank Aaron, who had hit a two-run home run [our innings earlier When Aaron hit the homer It was like watching a Hollywood Morgan said in the dressing room alter his team's 4-3 victory. "I thought he should be the hero." But Aaron's big blow before hometown fans was nulli- fied when Cookie Rojas of Kan- sas City Royals produced a two-run shot of his own in the eighth inning to give the Ameri- can League a 3-2 lead. "I thought, 'Gee, it's not sup- posed to end that said Morgan. The Cincinnati Hods second- baseman got his chance to edit AMERICAN LEAGUE SCORES FIRST Bl II Freehan, Derroit, ilidet into home to score the first run of the All-Star Baseball Game for the American League All-Stars. Waiting for the ball is catcher Johnny Bench, Cinncinati. Freehan scored from second base on a single by Rod Corew, Minnesota, in the third Wirephoto) Une de Mai set for Canadian races CAMPBELLVILLE, 0 n t. (CP) Une de Mai of France, the world's richest harness race horse, slipped into training quarters at a farm here Tues- day to be prepared for her first lanadian races-three events during the next three weeks at Toronto's Greenwood Raceway, worth Winner of the big chestnut mare and her groom, Jean Peupion, arrived by van after a second-place finish Sat- urday night in the Match-Up Trot at New York's Roosevelt Raceway. Une de Mai was beaten a length by the four-year-old American trotter, Speedy Crown, recently syndicated for million with Ted, Elgin and Charles Armstrong and Dr. Glen Brown, of Brampton, Ont., participating, while Fresh Yan- kee, owned and driven by Dun- can Macdonald of Sydney, N.S. was third, 13 lengths up the raceway. Une de Mai had won the In- ternationals of 1969 and 1971, but missed her chance to defend when she was scratched from the 1972 renewal two weeks ago by the New York state steward who said she was unfit to race. Une de Mai and owners Count Pierre de Montesson of Bouce, Franca and PKierre Allaire of Paris, are eager to get to Greenwood because in the first two events, the Civic Holiday Trot, Aug. 7, and the Maple Leaf Classic that will likely go for close to Aug. 12, both Speedy Crown and Fresh Yankee are likely to start. The Volo VaKn Stakes, Aug. 17, is for fillies and mares and rules out Speedy Crown's appearance. the script when Lee May o Houston Astros bounced a single to centre in the bottom of the ninth, driving in the tying run. STAGE SET After relief ace Tug McGraw of New York Mets retired the American Leaguers for the sec- ond time in a row in the top o! the 10th, the Nationals wasted no time setting the stage for Morgan. Nate Colbert of San Diego Padres, pinch-hitting for Mc- Graw, led off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Chris Speier of San Francisco Giants. Then Morgan came through with his game-winning hit off Dave McNally of Balti- more Orioles. "It was some Hnd of breaking ball, but I don't know if it was a slider or curve since I've never seen him Morgan said of the pitch he nil. Aaron coaxed the standing- room-only crowd of to an ear-splitting roar when he his two-run homer over the 375-foot mark in left-centre to give the Nationals a 2-1 lead in the sixth. Aaron called his home run "the most dramatic" he has hit. 'It made me feel good because most of the folks came out to see me hit said Aaron, who has unloaded 659 career ho- mers in his chase toward Babe Ruth's record 714. YIELDED BY PERRY His latest blast was collected off Cleveland's Gaylord Perry, an old "friend." He hit his 600fh lomer off Perry when he was pitching in the National League. "It was a said Aaron. "It was not one of his but it was a spitter." Danny Murtaugh, the former Pittsburgh Pirate manager who came out of retirement at the request of baseball commis- sioner Bowie Kuhh to manage this game, was nervous right lo the spine-tingling end. "I went into retirement be- cause of close games like said Murtaugh. "I didn't see anything out there tonight that makes me want to un-retire. McGraw claimed the victory after fanning four of the seven batters he faced in the ninth and 10th innings. "I'm happy the National League has recognized the im- portance of relief pitching in modern-day McGraw said. He was one of two bullpen workmen named to the National League staff. American League skipper Earl Weaver of Balti- more named only starting pitch- ers to his staff. "Weaver does not recognize them, like the National League said McGraw. Platoon- ing, pinch-hitting and relief pitching. That's the National League way. That's contempo- rary, modem-day baseball. American Ml WO OM 1 f 0 National ooa MJ Ml 4 I o Palmer, Lolicfi (4) Perry Wood (DMcNally (10) and Freehan, Fisk Gibson, Blass (3) Sulton Carl- ton (4) Sloneman (7) McGraw (9) and Bench, Sanguillen wp Graw: HRs: Amn [as; Hal-Aaron. Eskimos hammer Lions 34-0 Comeback win for Bombers WINNIPEG (CP) Three ong. sudden touchdowns pow- ered Winnipeg Blue Bombers to a 29-28 Canadian Football Jeague exhibition victory over Ottawa Roughriders Tuesday night. Paul Williams capped a tough come-from-behind victory be- 'ore fans with 62-yard ouchdown on a pass from Don Jonas with 19 seconds left in the ;ame. Williams got behind Herbert Marshall, grabbed the pass on the Ottawa 27-yard line and dashed down the centre of the "ield to score. Williams also caught an 11-yard pass from fonas for Winnipeg's first touch- down in the second quarter. But it was Mack Herron, the imallest player on the field, who electrified the fans with his '4-yard touchdown run in the inal quarter. The fleet-footed lalfback broke a pair of tackles on the Winnipeg 40-yard line and scooted down the sidelines jetting a key block from Jim Thorpe on the Otlawa 23. The ouchdown put the Bombers in ront 23-20 just 29 seconds into he quarter. Ottawa appeared to have their ourth exhibition victory wrapped up after Gerry Organ's wo fourth-quarter field goals- he booted a total Riven (hem a 28-23 margin with usL loft. Organ had a chance to win it for the visitors ml his 49-yard attempt on the Inal play of the game was wide. Rhomo Nixon, on a 25-ynrd jass from Rick Cassata in the >ccond quarter, and Terry Vcllestoy, on n one-yard seam- ier in the third quarter, scored 11 n w n's touchdowns. Organ converted both, giving him 14 xiinLs for Iho night. Winnipeg conceded a safety In the final quarter. Bob Larose got the Bombers' other touchdown, a 71-yard pass-and-run dazzler in the third quarter. Jonas had two converts and rookie Walt McKee, on his lirst professional attempt, booted a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter. Cassata directed (he Otlawa learn to 510 yards total offence, picking apart the middle of the Winnipeg defence with1 passes and the running of Wellesley, Art Cantrelle and Alan Thomp- son. OTTAWA CONSISTENT But while Ottawa was consist- it was the unpredictable Winnipeg offence that prevailed. Except for a brief second- quarter march that produced William's first touchdown, Win- nipeg's offence was ineffectual until the second half. Then it wasn't consistency but spectac- ular plays that produced the win. Cassala completed 24 of 35 passes for 385 yards, more lhan 70 per cent of them right up the middlo, Cantrelle, in 10 carriw, picked up 38 of Oltawa'i 128 yards running. Jonas was good on 14 of K pass altempls for 243 yards but Hie Winnipeg runners, due mainly lo Ilerron's TD run, came up with 179 yards on the ground. Herron had 110 yards In It carries, Ed Williams 70 in eight. Meanwhile in Vancouver Ed- monton Eskimos, using an air- tight defence, crumpled British Columbia Lions' hopes for an undefeated exhibition record as Uicy blasted the hapless Lloni 34-0 in a Western Football Con- ference prc-senson prime before fans Tuesday nlghl. Tho Esks thwarted all Uaf scoring attempts to picking up their second pre-season victory in four games while handing B.C. its first loss after three consecutive victories. Edmonton led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, 17-0 at the half and 24-0 at (lie end of the third quarter. Eskimo coach Ray Jauch used three Lemmerman, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Syme. Lemmerman appeared In the first half and, along with Wilk- inson, looked effective in mov- ing the club to a 17-0 lead. PASS TO TAYLOR PAYS Lemmerman completed a 68- yard drive for the Esks' first touchdown at of the first quarter when he hit veteran Bobby Taylor on a 10-yard pass with Lions' Brian Donnelly de- fending. Edmonton held B.C. two con- secutive times and then drove 90 yards from their own 20, with Lemmerman scampering 35 yards and Sam Scarcer picking up 22 yards. Roy Bell burst over from the two-yard line to finish up the drive and Dave Cutler con- verted again to give Edmonton a 14-0 lead at of the second quarter. Cutler rounded out the scoring in the first half with a 25-yard field goal with 12 seconds re- maining. Wilkinson and split end George McGown combined for an 88-yard pass-and-run play in the third quarter before defen- sive back Dave Keates picked off a Don Dunce pass for a 32- yard touchdown at of the final quarter for a 31-fl lead. Culler added a field goal late in the game to round out the scoring. The Lions looked inept throughout the contest, with only flanker Larry Highbaught and running back Johnny Musso providing a spark to of- fence. SALESMEN REQUIRED! for our complete lin> of Motor Trucki and One for our compete line of Farm Equipment All fringe benefits Guaronleed Monthly and Troniportation Supplied Conlacd K. G. Supina or R. H. House International Harveittr Salet A 304 Stafford Drlvt Lethbrldgei Alto. Lockman feels Cubs can win CHICAGO (AP) Whlley Lockman, new manager of Chi- cago Cubs, will hold a news con- ference at Wrigley Field today, one day before taking official command of the club. Ex-manager Leo Durocher, who celebrates his 66th birthday Thursday, will bid farewell to his former players Saturday, when the Cubs open a home stand against St. Louis Cardi- nals. Thursday, the Cubs will be in Philadelphia. Durocher's departure was an- nounced Monday night when the controversial manager agreed with owner Phil Wrigley to Track stewards use authority EDMONTON (CP) Track steward at Northlands Park are cracking down on various offences committed by Riders and trainers at the current thoroughbred meet. Jockey Alvin McCauley has received two three-day suspen- sions for riding infractions. He was grounded for careless rid- ing with Magic Spree last Fri- day, and Saturday, before the suspension took effect, he re- ceived another suspension for bothering other horses while riding Major Presto. Two other jockeys, Gerry Kipling and Tommy Sfadnyk, and owner trainer Clarence Dick have been fined lor lodg- ing frivolous claims of foul. Kipling also was fined for not making a command ap- pearance before stewards. "step aside" midway In his MV- enlh season wilh the Cubs. Durocher, who helped boost Chicago attendance over million mark despite annual "bridesmaid" roles in the Na- tional League race, was given I consultant's role for the remain- der of 1972. The shelving of Durocher came after a huddle wilh Wrig- ley, who finally backed off from his previous defence of Leo against long-running criticism from the Cubs press. TEAM NOW 4IM4 Lockman, who once played for Durocher with New York Giants and has been in Ihe Cubs' organization since Leo's arrival in 1966, inherits a team with a 46-44 record, 10 games behind Ihe leading Pittsburgh Pirates in the National East. Lockman apparently is on trial for the remainder of the season, although Cub vice-presi- dent John Holland has not termed him an interim man- ager. "I'll tell the players Thursday that I think we have enough tal- ent to win Ihis said Lockman, who managed five seasons in lha Cubs minor league system. "I Ihink we are strong et every position, and all we need is hard work to come out on he said. 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