Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Md.y, HMAID 11 Played junior in Letfibridge McDonald a Leaf signs for plenty TORONTO (CP) Lanny McDonald, one of the most sought-after Juniors in the re- cent National Hockey League draft, and his agent have A much different picture of the Maple Leaf organization than they 'had envisaged. The strapping 20-year-old right winger from Medicine Hat Tigers a multi- year contract Thursday with the Leafs for what his agent, Richard Sorkin of New York, said may well be the largest! contract in the NHL. "There's nothing even re- motely cheap about this organ- Sorkin said. "They've been first class all the way." Estimates of the undisclosed contract range from to a year. McDonald, who went fourth in the junior draft, might have gone higher-in the selections but Sorkin said Vancouver Ca- nucks likely were "dissuaded." At wheelchair games World record VANCOUVER (CP) A Brit- ish Columbia entrant set a world record Thursday in the men's class three mile event at the national wheelchair games. Pete Colistro of Vancouver won the event in break- ing the mark set last year by Bob Simpson of To- ronto. In the men's class two mile, Frank Henderson of Frederic- ton, N.B., came within 1.7 sec- onds of the world mark with his time of Alan Nordel of Winnipeg won the cass one honors ia about a second off the world record. Nordel was also the winner in the men's class one 400- metres with a time of Class two was won by Hender- son in and class three by Walter Dan of Halifax in The women's 400 metre com- petition saw Elaine Ell of Ed- monton take top spot in Donna Ruth of Winnipeg won the 60 metre dash for class one women in 22.1 seconds while Diane Crowe of Halifax took the class two event in 18.3 Sandy Davenport of Moncton N.B., won the class three in 19.8. And in snooker competition the quadraplegic winner was John Donahue of New Bruns wick. Bob Hayward of New foundland was second. Jimmy Grigg of Vancouver won the paraplegic snooker i-hile Roy MaGee of Albsrta was second and team mate Ron Mercer third. Two schools liave been filled up Well, so much for the month of August as far as the Games City Hockey Schools are con cerned. Word received today from the Community Sendees Depart ment, courtesy of Steve Aris man, is "we are so full for thf two August sessions, we havi had to turn some boys down.' The August sessions, 13-18 anc 20-25, will be preceded by a week-long session June 25-30 for boys nine to 12 years of age. According to Arisman, there are a few openings in the Jun school, but just a few. Anothe mail-in registration form wil appear in Saturday's Herald The forms are also available a the Community Services De partment office at 122 Firs Avenue South. For further in formation phone 328-2341 or 327 1310. Instructors named thus fa for the school include guest in structor Vic Stasiuk, Sta Maxwell, Les Colwill, Garrj Canadine, Brian Bourassa an Hec Negrello. The schools, all to be held a Henderson Lake Ice Centre, ar being co-sponsored by the Con munity Services and Chinoo Bottling. "We told them Laany wouldn't sign with them, that ic'd probably sign with the World Hockey Association if took him." The Canucks picked just ahead of Toronto and selected i g h t-winger Dennis Ver- ergaert from London Knights f the Ontario Hockey Associ- ation Junior A series. The only other development f any interest on the pro hockey front Thursday was lenri Richard's discussion with Sam Pollock, Montreal Cana- iens' general manager. Richard, the 18-year Montreal sreteran, told Pollock early in the week that the Canadiens' organization would have to compete financially with the WHA Houston Aeros. Although the Canadiens' cap- ;ain was not firmly committed one way or the other after rcnirsday's meeting, he said 'only a few small details to be worked out" prevent him from rejoining the Stanley Cup cham- pions for another term. Sorkin, meanwhile, confirmed ihat McDonald's contract with the Leafs was even more lucr- ative than the one Denis Potvin of the OHA Ottawa 67s, this year's No. 1 junior draft selec- tion, had signed the previous day with New York Islanders, i It was reported to be for over a three-year pe- riod but Sorkin amended that to four years. "It was four be re- peated to those who questioned him, "But even if it was for three years, Lanny would still be the highest, even without the deferred features." McDonald, at six feet and 190 pounds, has the physical makeup to be a superstar. His Medicine Hat team, winners of the Western Canada Hockey League, were flops in the Me- morial Cup playoffs for the Ca- nadian junior championship, failing to make the final. "I think probably that was the worst series I ever played in my McDonald admit- ted, "I can only say it was a long season and at that time my body was still there but my mind wasn't." McDonald and linemate Tom Lysiak, selected No. 2 in the junior draft by Atlanta Flames, wound up in Medicine Hat be- cause two of the shrewdest hockey minds in Western Can- ada overlooked their potential deals on wheels HOLIDAY SPECIAL CHINOOK 66 AND SUPERSONIC 66 have purchased, in bulk SUMMER TIRES now at special savings to you! FIRESTONE 50 SERIES AIL SIZES EACH 22 .00 POLYESTER R '500' G78x15 .00 EACH 31 OTHER SIZES ALSO AVAILABLE PRE-HOLIDAY TUNE-UP SPECIALS INCLUDES PLUGS, POINTS, SET TIMING, CONDENSER, CARS. ADJUSTMENT AND LABOUR 8 CYL. .00 28 6 CYL. .OO AA Exyos haunted Carl who? It's Morton By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Carl Morton returned to Mon- treal Thursday night and poured salt in the Expos' wounds. "I wanted to come back in here and show these people I'm a big-league pitcher. I think a lot of people didn't believe it last tfae Atlanta right- hander said after limiting his former team-mates to three sin- gles in six innings as the Braves won 3-2. Coming off a 7-13 season after winning 28 games in two years and Rookie of the Year honors in 1970, Morton was traded to the Braves for pitcher Pat Jar- vis during spring training. He was asked if he bore any ani- mosity toward the Expos. "I'd rather not answer he said, in effect answering it. In the only other National League games, Los Angeles Dodgers blanked Chicago Cubs 4-0 and San Diego Padres edged St. Louis Cardinals 4-3. TIGERS UPSET First look at feig pay lanny McDonald, formerly of Medicina Hat Tigers and Lethbndge Sugar Kmgs, signed a multi-year contract with Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday. Leaf manager Gregory is ad'usting the microPhone McDonald' centre' Ogent Sorkin watching at ters because I felt I knew them and cpuld do it. "You have to be a sinker ball pitcher in this ballpark. You have to keep the ball down. I wanted 27 ground balls. I couldn't give a darn about strikeouts." The Braves had just tied the score 2-2 on a walk to Dave Johnson and Mike Lum's triple when Sonny Jackson was sent tip to bat for Morton and bounced a game-winning single into right field. "I wasn't feeling bad about coming he said. "I was struggling at that time and starting to walk people. It's funny. I don't walk many people, but when I do it always seems they score." Yanks trade for a pair of kurlers U JOINTS BALL JOINTS Includes Inspection of: TIE ROD ENDS MUFFLERS SHOCKS FAN BELT 'ires seven-under par 65 Barber surprise leader PHILADELPHIA (AP) Barber, who is sponsored on the pro golf tour by his 70-year-old 'randmother and uses a gaso- ne station operator's discarded putter, was the surprise leader oday as the field started the econd round" of the golf classic. Barber. 24, shot a seven-un- der-par Thursday over he 6.708-yard Whitemarsh Val- ey Country Club course to lead tfike Reasor by one stroke. Re- asor fashioned a on he tight layout dotted with sandtraps and treacherous out- of-bounds stakes. Another stroke back in the 72- hole test for a first prize were Tom a winner in the last four weeks, lale Invin, John Adams and jarry Ziegler. each with five- under-par 67s. Dave Hill, the Memphis winner, headed a ;roup of Tom Jenkins. Miller Sarber, Russ Randall and For- est Fezler at four-wider 68. George Knudson of Toronto had a 69 with Ben Kern, also of Toronto, another stroke off the jace. Jack Nicklaus, the tour's leading money winner and a 'our-time victor this year, posted a one-over 73. TREVINO UPSET "It wasn't a very good round of said Nicklaus, who came here to get ready for nexl week's U.S. Open. It is the first time golf's No. 1 player has ever competed the week preced- ing an Open. Lee Trevino, another favorite for the pressure-packed Open joined Nicklaus at 73, and was so disgusted with his game that he declined to visit the press tent. Three time winner Bruce Crampton, the tour's second- leading money winner, had a 1. Barber, a native of Clear- -ater, Fla., who has earnings f this year, said: "I have no money problems, Iy grandmother, she's the one with all the money. If I need loney, I just write a cheque nd don't worry about adding r subtracting. My sponsors (in- Miners' homers ink Athletics Flat track races Sunday Lethbridge's first flat track motorcycle meet will be stag ed at the local motorcycle club Sunday afternoon. The one-day event will fea ture riders from various part cf Alberta and a few from Van couver, British Columbia. Action will get under way a one o'clock at the locsl club which is located north along 1 eluding his father and an uncle) don't press me. My grand- mother does wonder sometimes why I don't win." Barber took only 25 putts in bis round Thursday, and dis- closed that he used a putter he rescued from the ash can. His friend, gas station operator Ray Mitchell of Clearwater, was about to toss out the club when Barber took it. There were only three games in the American League. Cali- fornia Angels beat Detroit Ti- gers 3-0, Chicago White Sox nipped Baltimore Orioles 3-2 and Texas Rangers shaded New York Yankees 7-5. There's a full schedule in both leagues tonight. In the National, Cincinnati Reds visit Chicago, San Fran- cisco Giants are m Montreal, Los Angeles is at New York Mete, Philadelphia Phillies en- tertain San Diego Padres, St. Louis is in Atlanta and Pitts- burgh Pirates are at Houston Astros. The American League games include Detroit at Oakland A's, Milwaukee Brewers at Califor- nia, Boston Red Sox at Texas, New York at Kansas City Roy- als, Chicago visiting Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins at Baltimore. "I came in here with one thing in mind Morton said. "I wanted to be very good, but I wasn't trying to overpower anybody because that's not my style. "I tried to challenge the hit- Lethbridge Miners showed their power by blasting four runs in their 22-10 victory over the Labor Club Althletics in Southern Alberta Major Men's Fastball League play Thursday night. Richard Matlock and Larry Trateh led the Miners' 20-hit assault with a home run and a pair of singles each while Blair Surt chipped in with a home run and a triple. Larry Simmons added a home run while Don Dietzen stroked a triple, a double and a single. Terry Rhodes came up with a triple and two singles and Ken Hutton a double and a single in a losing cause. Richard Mercier earned the mound win over starter Joe Myndio who was relieved by Ed Carpenter. Meanwhile Ron Zasadny gave up only five hits and paced the Lethbridge Hotel North Stars to a 12-5 decision over Picture Butte Rae Motors. Starter Hartley Phillips was nailed with the loss after being relieved by Joe Tokay. Mitch Mychaciuk led the North Stars at the plate with a triple and three singles while Zasadny aided his own cause with a home run and a double. Tom Seaman poked a triple and a double in the win. Tom Tamura smacked a pah- of singles in a losing ef- fort. In Commercial Men's Slow Pitch League action last night, Coaldale Goer's Ojjers ham- mered seven home runs and whalloped Ducan Drifters 34-4. Jim Fraser picked up the win besting Joe Gazarick. In another contest, Western Truck and Body Sleepers belt- ed All-Star Sports 21-6. Doug Irvine secured the verdict over Douglas. Randy Noss and Bob McLean led the'winners with a home run each. NEW YORK (AP) Man- ager Ralph Houk of New York Yankees has said all along that all he needed to win the Ameri- can League East was one more quality starting pitcher. Now he has two. The Yankees made a big double play in the trading game Thursday with the acquisition of left-hander Sam McDowell and right-hander Pat Dobson in sep- arate deals with National League teams. The Yankees gave San Fran- cisco Giants a "substantial amount of cash" for McDowell, a former American League strikeout king. The amount paid for the southpaw was said to be about Four players were the price for Dobson, acquired by Atlanta Braves only last winter in a trade with Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees gave the Braves two minor base- man outfielder Frank Tepedino and outfielder Wayne Nordha- two players to named at a later date. CELTICS SIGN CHOICE BOSTON (AP) Boston Cel- tics of the National Basketball Association signed Steve Down- ing of Indiana University, the club's top draft choice, to a multi-year contract Thursday. 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