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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March 2, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 13 Wins gold medals in Bratislava Our Karen is on top of the world Karen tired A tired but happy Karen Magnussen puts her head on the shoulder of trainer Linda Frockman after a perfect four minutes free skating brought Karen the world championship in Bratislava Thursday. Canucks score league record BRATISLAVA (CP) - "I just can't believe it-it finally happened," said Karen Magnussen, who succeeded Thursday in her sixth attempt at the women's singles title in the world figure skating championships. "It's taken a long time, but I finally made it and gosh I really have hit the jackpot," said the 20-year-old blonde,from Vancouver as she toyed with the three gold medals hanging around her neck. The medals represented her victories in the compulsory figures, compulsory short program and the over-all competition over long-time rival Janet Lynn of the United States. Miss Magnussen went into Thursday's free skating program with an insurmountable lead over Miss Lynn who all but lost hope when she fell twice during Wednesday's short program. NEVER HELD BACK But Miss Magnussen defied the temptation to skate a conservative program and instead put all her effort into a series of difficult jumps and spins. 'I didn't have time to think about the world title during my free skate," said the five-time Canadian champion. "The thought never entered my mind. I went out there to skate with my heart. It's all so exciting, I still haven't got over it." Miss Magnussen, runner-up last year to now-retired Trixi Schuba of Austria, took over the world crown with a final score of 356.39 out of a possible 405 points. Behind her with 347.85 was Miss Lynn, who drew loud applause from the crowd for her free skating which, she said, she performed "not as a com' petitor, but because I love it." The over-all bronze medal went to Christine Errath of East Germany who scored 340.9 points. FINISHED 10th "My approach is also improving. There's a lot goes into doing well in this game." Miss Magnussen was rewarded with membership in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. The award was announced In a j telegram from W. Harold Rea, chairman of the Hall of Fame in Toronto. More recognition is likely to follow as Miss Magnussen goes on a world tour. She said she will be involved in skating exhibitions for the next month, Including stops in Canada and Japan. "I don't know what's going to happen yet," Miss Magnussen said of her future. "There's just lots of hard work ahead." Miss Magnussen is the first Canadian to win the women's title since Petra Burka took it hi 1965. Previously, Barbara; Ann Scott brought the world1 title to Canada in 1947 and 1948.. In all, Canada now has won; 12 world figure skating chain*', pionships. SULLY SAYS -By Pat Sullivan CALGARY (Special)-Thurs-1 day was a night to be remembered for Oalgary Canucks - and one which Lethbridge Sugar Kings would no doubt prefer to, forget. Three Forzani's with Stampeders CALGARY (CP) - Calgary Stampeders of the Western Football Conference have announced the signing of Tom Forzani, the third Forzani brother to join the club. The 22-year-old native Cal-garian was the leading pass receiver last year with Utah State University. He set single game records with 15 passes caught for two touchdowns and 194 yards gained and several college records including single season total of 85 receptions for 1,169 yards. Forzani played in two post season bowl games with Utah State in 1972, being named most valuable player in the Blue-Grey game. The Canucks established an Alberta Junior Hockey League record for the most goals scored in a shutout by pasting the last-place Sugar Kings 19-0. The victory also marked the most number of goals scored by one team in AJHL history, The previous record was 15 goals by Red Deer Rustlers in December, 1971. Red Deer blanked the now defunct Calgary Cowboys 14-0 in 1968. Dale EloSchuk, Mark Lomen-da and Ian McPhee with four goals each led the Calgary attack. Single goals were added by Roger Lamoureux, Warren Cook, Greg Smith, Brian Miller, Jim Setters, Roger Bourque and Joe Delure. "algary outshot Lethbridge j.-oJ and moved into sole possession of first place in the league two points ahead of Red Deer. Mike Priestner posted the Calgary shutout. Lethbridge goaltenders were Dan Milton and Ted Stokes. Overshadowed by Miss Mag-nussen's victory was the performance of 16-year-old Lynn Nightingale of Ottawa who finished 10th in her world-competition debut against a field of 28 skaters. "I really wanted to make the top 10 but I didn't think I would," said Miss Nightingale, who beat Miss Magnussen in the free-skating section of the Canadian championships this year. "I enjoyed all my skates and felt I had never performed better. It's been a great championship for me." Miss Nightingale scored 325.61 points. Miss Magnussen's first-ever appearance in a world championship was in 1967 at Vienna when she finished 12th. Cathy Lee Irwin of Toronto, finishing 12th, was also happy with her first appearance in world competition. "I feel I'm getting belter all the time," said Miss Irwin, who scored 320.95 points. GLASS OUR INSTALLATION EXPERTS CAN LOOK AFTER EVERY REQUIREMENT. if Tractor Cabs if Auto Glass if Plexiglass T^r Picture Windows if Table Tops if Window Glass rpHE man who has scored more points than anyone in the National Basketb a 11 League, has also missed more times than anyone. Wilt Chamberlain, along about the end of the month, will tread to the line and miss the 6,00Obh free throw of his illustrious career. The figure includes only regular season games. , All-star playoff games would add another 800 or so missed attempts. The charity strip is not for big Wilt. Chamberlain, now in his. 14th season, has scored more points, played more minutes, grabbed more rebounds, and given more grimaces than anyone else. He has scored nearly 6,000 more points than the No. 2 career man, Oscar Robertson. He has done this despite throwing free throws worse than Wes Rice. Chamberlain going to the free throw line has been like ? i How did Wilt do under Sharman's tutelage? The season before Sharman showed up in Los Angeles Wilt shot a miserable .538 (his lifetime percentage after the 1971-72 season was .534). Under Sharman he quickly dipped to .422. "I guess I'm beyond hope," said Chamberlain. The pressure of poor foul shooting has taken its toll on Chamberlain. He was once asked if he had given any thought to seeing a psychiatrist. "Yeah," he said. "Several .years ago. When I was with the Philadelphia '76ers. I saw him once a week for nine months. One of the things we talked about was free throws." What was his conclusion? Things got a little hot as Sharks beat Saints a youngsters first visit to a dentist or like filling out your income tax return knowing you owe money. It has, to say the least, been painful. Chamberlain, on the free throw line, is a sight. He now stands behind the free throw line. It is said that because of his enormous power he usually hits the back rim when he toes the "line. He shoots with a shove and curve-ball twist, and not with, a smooth snap of the wrist. He flips a free throw, it seems, with a prayer and a little confidence. He has tried many shots. He attempted a two-handed shot and then went to various others including underhanded, to the right of the basket and to the left. Listed among Chamberlain's tutors is coach Bill Sharman. While in the NBA Sharman was the best f:ee throw shooter ever with a career average of .884. "He said I was hopeless," laughs Wilt. It is doubtful Chamberlain, a man whose pride is as large as his physique, would admit, to being a hopeless, helpless giant. If you were 7'2" and weighed 300 pounds would you? At his size scoring always came easy for Chamberlain. One hardly can imagine then that he had much time for the monotony of free throw practice. Chamberlain, however, insists he always practiced his foul shots. After a recent game in which he missed five of six chances from the foul line, he said, "I've always shot well in practice. I consistently make 70 or 80 out of a hundred. But in a game, , I don't know. Maybe it is a mental thing. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Pressure is beginning to mount t among teams battling for playoff berths in the World Hockey Association. Minnesota Fighting Saints let their halos slip Thursday night as they tried to fight off a challenge from Los Angeles Sharks who had to weather some ugly incidents before emerging with a 4-1 victory. In Thursday's other game, Ottawa Nationals moved to within Philadelphia Blazers by repulsing New York Raiders 2-1. Alton White, only Negro player in the WHA, was the tar-gel of some not-so-subtle abuse at St. Paul Minn., as he scored three goals to lead the Sharks to victory and a share of third place in the western division. White's third goal was scored into an empty net after a player on the Minnesota bench threw his stick onto the ice. The two points of the fourth-place I Saints pulled their goalie for an extra attacker, giving White a; clear shot on goal. � The Sharks lost regular goalie George Gardner" late in the  third period when he was struck ' on the forehead by a hard shot. > He was taken to hospital and | was replaced by Russ Gillow. . Minnesota led 1-0 after the] first period on a power-play* goal by BobMacMillan. White? and Fred Speck, a former > Saint, scored for the Sharks in \ the second period and White >� slammed in two coals in the | third. It was Chamberlain who thought he could beat Muhammad All and who thought he could be an Olympic volleyball player, an All-Pro football end, an All-Star baseball pitcher, a harness race driver, who threw a minor fit when a recent issue of a national magazine neglected to include him among the 10 sexiest athletes. Enemy fans around the country hoot and stamp as the massive Chamberlain goes to the foul line. But he says he understands. "Nobody likes Goliath." I'm a little older," said Chamberlain, 36, "and a little wiser. It makes life easier to take.' You realize that you can't do everything right." It is difficult to keep this balanced philosophy during the heat of battle. For example, lie was asked after a recent game what he muttered to himself as he walked down-court after missing a pair of free throws. "The usual," he said. "Just cussin* myself out." Centennials bounce Bruins Pats looking at third FREE ESTIMATES LETHBRIDGE SHan COR. 5th AVE. and 4th ST. S. PHONE 327*1581 DONT FORGET TO ATTEND THE LETHBRIDGE ROTARY CLUB ANNUAL MARDI GRAS SATURDAY, MAR. 3 - CIVIC SPORTS CENTRE Phone 327-1112 for details and licketsl By THE CANADIAN PRESS During the early part of the Western Canada Hockey League season, Regina Pats were wondering whether they would make the post-season playoffs. Now it looks as if they may finish as high as third place. The highly-touted Pats were expected to be n top contender again in the Eastern Division, but after a slow start there were doubts the team could regroup and finish as high as the fourth and final playoff position. But the Pats, after shaking their early season doldrums, have climbed steadily in the standings and moved into a third-place tie with Brandon Wheat Kings Thursday night with a 9-2 victory over tjie Wheaties. In other games, Flin Flon Bombers thumped Swift Current Broncos 9-4 and Calgary Centennials dumped New Westminster Bruins 5-1, The Pats have three games in hand over the slumping Wheat Kings, winless in their last 12 outings. Defenceman Doug Marit scored two goals for the Pats, with single goals added by Brad Anderson, Bill Bell, Mike Wan-chuk, Dennis Sobchuk, Rob Laird, Glen Ing and Clark Gillies. Ralph Krentz and Rob Neale accounted for Brandon's scoring. The Wheaties high-scoring Ron Chippcrfield was slapped with a first-period gross misconduct penalty by referee Ryan Bozak of San Diego, Calif. Flin Flon erupted for five first-period goals en route to an easy victory over the Broncos, who have been virtually elimi- nated from playoff contention in the Eastern Division. Kelly Secord, up from Dau phin Kings of the Manitoba Junior League, and Ron And ruff each scored twice for the sec ond-place Bombers. Blaine Sloughton, Dennis Polonich, Greg Robinson, Gerry Boychuk and Duane Bray also scored for Flin Flon. Brent Leavins, Kelly Prntt Terry Ruskowsid and Brian Trottier replied for Swift Cur rent. At New Westminster, the Bruins were playing their 11th in 13 nights and tired badly as Calgary exploded for four goals in the final period. More sport on page 14 _...............h.............trn^rn p SKI Pptronize these Pincher Creek merchants  Pincher Creek Co-operative Ltd.  Mountview Esso and Mountview Coffee Shop  Sorge's Sale* and Service  Jackson Bros. Hardware Ltd.  Stardust Motel and Trailer Court  Herb's Shell Service  Higa's Pharmacy Ltd.  Cornyn's Drug Store ltd.  Pincher Creek Travel and Sports WEST CASTLE * All lifts operating. * Complete rental service and lessons available. * Restaurant and lodging facilities. 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