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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta JO E HERAID Soliirdny, Worth 4, Comely Hums seek rnnaining berth tonighl_ final in fine fashion lly U.nvri YAMAr.iMI! Herald Sports Catholic Central Cougars capped off their 1971-72 South- ern Alberta Kens' BisKet i league campaign I" fine fashion, capturing the cham- pionship playoff filial before 800 hysterical fans nt the Civic Centre I'Yichv Tlie Cougars squeezed past the Ilaymond Cornels M-ftS In one of tho basketball en- counters staged Ihis season. Tlio hard-fought victory ad- vanced the Cougars to tlio pro- uncial finals which wilt Iteld March J7-13 in Kciniotilon. Meanwhile tho Comets will square off with Uie LCI Rams tonight at 9 p.m. fo seo which team will represent tlie South- COUGARS REIGN SUPREME The Catholic Central coplured the Southern Alberta "A" Ooys Baskel- boll championship title edging Raymond Cornels 63-5S Friday night. The champions include, front row left to right, Mike Fularo Bohden Romcniuk, Dennis Hydychuk, John Dudos and Colvin Poirier. Back row loft lo right, Mike Slavich (assistant Peter Sikoia, Bohden Mychasiuk, Randy Royer, Lyle Gallonr ond Dean Dahl Seals move into fourth spot Finley's latest move off By THE CANADIAN PRESS Carol Vadnais to Boston Bruins The long-term payoff Charley already is paying dividends to Finley was looking (or late in February when he dealt captain Golden Seais. Battling for a playoff berth in Has winter been hard on your ear? New U the time for an expert tune-up! HERE'S WHAT WE DO Inttafl new Alktafe ipark plugi Install new pointi, condentor and rotor Rote! Ignition timing 4, Chick ond adjwtt carbureter 6 cylinder 8 cylinder .98 19 Good Monday to Friday CALL 328-9231 Save with Allstate Gasoline Regular K. Premium W SERVICE SJATION HOURS: J a.m. lo ft p.m. Doily Ihujstfoy nnd friday unlil 9 p.m. Villost ?nd Avf. ond 13lh Si. N. tlie National Hockey League's West after spending last year In tlie cellar, the Seals came from one-goal deficits three times Friday night to hold Chicago Black Hawks to a 4-4 stalemate. Tha tie enabled California to move alone into fourth place in the West, one point behind St. Louis Blues, one ahead of Phila- delphia Flyers and two up on Pittsburgh Penguins in the divi- sion scramble for a playoff spot. With California idle during the weekend, tlie Blues, Flyers and Penguins have an opportunity to scramble the standings again tonight with St. Louis at Phila- delphia and Pittsburgh enter- taining Minnesota North Stars. Elsewhere, Vancouver Can- ucks visit Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings are at To- ronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings are at home fo Bos- ton. Ill Sunday's action, Chicago is in Minneapolis for a matinee game with the North Stars wlule the evening schedule has Montreal at Philadelphia, Van- couver at New York Rangers, Minor hockey Three shutouts were register- ed in four Pee Wee hockey league games staged Friday night. Tho Tigers blanked the Whips 2-0 behind Robert Woodl's fine goaltending and Bruce Bestplug and Neil Court's single mark- ers while the Totems bounced the Flyers 5-0 and Penguins dropped the Blues 4-0 in the oth- er two encounters. Totems were ted by Michael McLane with two goals Xeal Povey, Greg Magyar and Blaon Grae added singles. Four players featured En the Penguins victory with Allan Du- i vat, .lirn Woolf, Brent Maxwell i and Mark UUy connecting for z goal each. In another Pee Wee contest, David Madura and Don Coutts scored two goals apiece to pace the Bears to an 8-1 romping over the Falcons. Robbie Sudiekate, David Ben- nett, Billy Cousins and Stan Sa- wicki chipped in with singles while Mitchell Van Dyke replied for the Falcons. Los Angeles In Boston, Pitts- burgh at Detroit and St. Louis isiting Buffalo Sabres. Pulley's critics, anri there are manv around the league wh still look on the flamboyant Chi- cago insurance magnate as an interloper, suggested braeiec away the one solid performe and Seals' leader when Vadaais went to Boston. The Seals got tiiree players i return, defenceman Rick Smith and winger Hcg Leach from th Bruins along with minor leagu defenceman Bob Stewart. Smith was the only one of th three who had been a regular with Uie Brums while Leach, one of Boston's outstandin younger players, had been primarily on their fourth lin and saw most of his action tie third period. Leach assisted Friday o goals by Joey Johnston am Gary Croteau that tied (he scor 2-2 and 3-3. COULD DE SLEEPER Stewart, a rugged performer could be tho darkhorse in Ih trade. He has shown a willinj ness to mix it with anybody tho league and was instnmien tal in starting the play that re- sulted in rookie Ivan Boldirev1 14th goal of the season that sen the Seals into a lead early the third period. The goal stood until Pit Mar tin's 20th of the year for Chicag wilh just over six minutes le in the game evened the score. Chicago coach Billy Reay r placed starting goaltemier Gary Smith wilh Tony Esposito at th start of the third pariod with til score tied 3-3. Jt proved a masterful chang as tlie wily net minder w a called on to make several ke; saves in the period for the We Division leaders and prolonget Ihc Seals' winlcss streak a 1 games, CALIFORNIA 4 CHICAGO 4 Perjod-l, Chicago, P Mull fKoroll. l.'jtrtM 2. Ca lifo.-> Johnston (Boldirev, Redmond Staplslon Re mor.d Se.icyid 3- 5 '1. P. Bordeleau, Jarrelt) California, J. JohMtwi 11 tCrofca 6: Mr Chicago, MlVlfs 25 f Hull, Kcroll) KilOj S. California. Cr lesu 7 {Leach) m maior, Shmyr Third Period 7. California, Bold rev 14 (Finder, 3. Ch cago Martin 20 [D. Hull, fMqnusc Penally C, Bordslcau Shols on goal by Chicago California 7 1i WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION MONDAY, MARCH 6 8.30 p.m. TOR KAMATA vi CAXIOS BEUFONT! KURT VON HESS DANNY BASIC MIDGET TAG MATCH SITO nnd VI RUHL ond PP1NG18 STAMPEDE WRESTUNG on CJOC-IV along irith the Cou- irs. LCI earned tho right to meet Comets in the sudden-death econd place championship fi- l by dropping Magrath Zen- is 5fr42 last night. In the championship final last ght, the Cougars and Comets tlie packed house on their eel throughout tire 32 minutes play. Tlio Comets started tilings oft arly in the owning quarter a 7-2 lead before tlic ougars reahzcd tlicy wei'e in oublc. Tlie Cougars fumlly got on ack and managed to carry a im 1R-17 lead in to Ihe sec- nd quarter of play. Bullets retain margn By 'HIE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore Bullets, with a little lelp from Los Angeles Lakers, ave some breathing room in icir race for division honors in ic National Basketball Associa- ion. Wilh playoffs ajxmnd tlie corner, tlio Bullets want to him te comer in first. Baltimore won aiiH Atlanta tawks lost Friday night, giving le Bullets a 3W-game lead in he Central Division. Had the everse been true, the Hawks would have been f first. games out Archie Clark and Jack Marin provided the Bullets' firepower against Portland Trailblazers in a 90 80 victory. Clark scored 24 and Marin 20, Including 2 in the final quarter. Tlie lawks had led 6M56 with 10 minutes reamaining in the ame, but Baltimore scored 10 straight points, including six by Uarin. Pnrtland's Sidney Wicks ,ed all scoring with 28 points. The Hawks were blasted by he Lakers, led by Gail Good ric i who scored 33 points. Jerry West had 28 points, Jim Me Vliilian 20 and Happy Hairslon 2o rebounds for the Lakers. Don Adams and Walt B e 1 1 a m scored 21 each for the Hawks. In other NBA games, Buffalo Braves defeated New York Knicks 105-97, Boston Celtics thumped Detroit Pistons 125-% Milwaiikee Bucks beat PhUadel ?hia '76ers 94-81, Golden State Warriors edged Houston Rock ets 103-107, and Seattle Sirper Sonics topped Chicago Bulls 112-103. In the American Basketbal Association, it was Floridians 130, Carolina 127; Virginia 121 Indiana 116; and Pittsburgh 115 Memphis 114. Both clubs playing an aggres- sive brand of basketball in the second quarter, exchanging bas- kets, continuously until the minuto mark. Tho Comets suddenly clicked for Iliree straight points and took a 33-31 lead into the dress- ing room at halflime. Walter XobclV, the Comet's sharp-shooter, hooped 11 big points in tho first half wliich kept the Cornels all fired up. The final two quarters of play was no different than the first two with both clubs ting the mesh at will. At three-quarter time the Comets still held a two point edge over tlie Cougars who seemed unable to shake the red and white machine from Ray mond. The Cougars started the final charter with a vicious offensive attack and managed to rack up a seven point after four minutes of play. eventually huug on lo apturc the championship title nit not without a fight from he Comets who gave it their al! until the buzzer sounded. Peter Sikora was brilliant tci he Cougars notching 18 points while Calvin Poirior chipped in with 14. Lyle Gallant and Dennis Hy dychuk also netted 12 points apiece for the victors. Xobcll finished off. the nigh with 17 points for Raj-mom' while Dick Smith and Doui West dunked 11 and 10 point respectively. In the other "A" boys' Lvis encounter staged la night, Iho 1X31 Hams shot thei way to a 15-10 first quarter ead and never looked back. At half time the Bams held 27-21 margin and malntainec Jie six-point gap going into ft final eight minutes of play. Richard Andreachuk guide; Four teams win in first round the Rams with a 15-point outinf while Bryce Thomson ant Mark Haslim aided with 1 points apiece. Jim Newtrm and Bob Ric managed eight points each in losing cause. In Southern Alberta "B Boys' Basketball single-knee! out playoff action the LCI Colt upended tho pennant-winnin Raymond Mustangs 53-42. The Colts will now move int the championsliip final agains the CCHS Flyers at 7 p.m. t night. The Colts bounced back from a 13-6 first quarter deficit wi a 17 point second quarter earn the victory last night. Ron Shemanchuk led th Colts with 10 points while Ji Matkin chipped in with nine. Mike JfcClain and Tom JTy dio managed 16 points apiec in a losing effort. In topping off last night's pr ceedings the Catholic Centr cheerleaders were named th best cheerleaders of the tour ney while the Cougars wer awarded Uie league troph along with the championshi trophy. New Act helps pro athletes VANCOUVER (CP) What docs the professional athlete do if he is released from a hockey or football cluh? If he has plaj'ed In Canada, he can apply for benefits under the Unemployment Insurance Act which went into effect Jan. To qualify, a player must have eight weeks of insurable necessarily eight consecutive he is released from a team. The qualified player would then receive up tf> a veek for nt least 13 weeks. But an Unemployment insur- ance Commission official said Friday athletes won't be able lo collect off-season benefits. Yvon Charlebois said in a tel- ephone interview from Ottawa that, "for the most part, all payers employed under a con- tract of service and employed in Canada are now Mr. Charlebois, director of li- aison policy for the commission, said Canadian athletes with Na- tional Hockey teams in the United Stales would not b covered, but Americans playui in the Canadian Footb League would be eligible f benefits if they are not cover by an unemployment plan their own state, "Americans receiving benefi must remain in Charlebois said. "They must 1 available for work." Exactly when a player Is e gible for benefits is open to i tcrpretation, he said, but "sue things as signing bonuses, livi allowances and room and bora are considered insurable ear ings so it is possible for player in, say football, to released at the start of the se son and draw benefits." Also part of the new plan Is provision for benefits for pe sons unable to work through in jury. Thus an athlete Injured duri the season may arange to released by his club and will eligible for benefits providing has worked at least 20 weeks the last year. SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUVENILE HOCKEY LEAGUE Four teams earned berths to the Southwest Girls' Has- tball Conf e r c n e e tourney mi finals while another four ere reeled to tho sidelines al 'inston Churchill High School night. Taber St. Mary's, Catholic -enlral Kittens, Pincher Creek nd Winston Churchill picked up >ening victories in tlie two- ay single knockout affair hile Vauxhall, Fort Maclcod, oaldale and Ciaresholm were iminated from furlher action. Taber St. Mary's offic ally p e n e d the playoff tourney wuiicing Vauxhall Vi-Qucens 3-20 behind Mary Resko's 11- performance wliile Lois card added 10, Catholic Central Kittens fol- wed up with a win over ort Macleod Meteors pulling udy McNabb's and liealher tlckay's 12-point outings to cod use. Angry soccer 'ans force way no.MB (neuter) Abou' angry soccer fans forceedng locked out for the Wckof letwccn Santos of Braril and tome. More 30 persons, Includ ng 12 ticket-takers, were to ured In the stampede, whlc' when tickets were sole out, police said. At that stage fans packed the stadium Stadium officials finally or dered the gates opened tc everyone mloSvay through th [irst half. C o r r 1 e Voth managed 10 joints in a losing cause. Shirley YuLH of Pinch er Crock lathcw Halton High School lot-nets was outstanding guid- ng her cluh to a 39-33 decision vor Coahlalo Kate Andrews jarks. Yuill hooped 25 big points for ho Hornets wliile Charlene Ont- and Linda nolch- 13 points apieca for tlia jarks. The host WCHS Griffins fin- shed off first day proceedings bumping off Claresholm 48-25. Pat Schandor swished 15 winls for the Griffins while vl a v i s Pcarce replied for Jlnresholm with IS. Action continued liiis after- noon at one o'clock when Taber St. Mary's met Pincher Creek and Uie CCltS Kittens tangled with the Griffins in the two semi-final playoffs. The (bird place champion- ship final goes at 7 p.m. wliile Uie championship final is set (or p.m. Meanwhile the Southwest Boys' Basketball League sched- ule camo to an end last night with two games. Stirling Lakers knocked off Conlclale Gaels 45-38 while Ta- ber W. H. My'ers Ihumped Vauxhall 70-31. Karris Zaugg picked up 14 points and Marty Hirsclie 13 for the Lakers while Werner Schmiegelt hooped 21 fa A los- ing cause. Robin Hansen came up with a 27 point performance in Taber's win over Vairshall while Gary Pickering netted U for the Vikings. In Junior varsity actJon Tiber whipped Vauxhall 65-U. ftaiairtMrRrtttitiittiaKrtttra ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR W Cat. Red Deer Cal. Canuclu Ufhbridge Lcafl Mowers 30 IS ff 1fl 20 !4 17 37 U 23 14 31 T P A Pfs 0 33T U3 70 0 3a 164 40 2 Ifl 19i J4 1 If] 114 41 3 183 21S 37 2 170 ?19 :0 0 17 300 23 NATIONAL t-EAGUH East Division W a1o A Pli 8 9 371 148 103 New Yorfc'... J1 11 10 276 US 96 37 M Derrtiir 79 19 9 213 510 65 Toronlo 37 27 11170174 Buffalo 13 37 15U7740 .11 Weslern Civilian 16 9 TU IN 8' 3? 72 9 167 lii 73 23 H 9173308 i3 O A Ptl. S3 57 115 11 Chicago Minnesota St. LouK Ca Tornla a Plftsborqh Lcs Angelet LEADERU FTipasirc, B Rote le, NY Orr, B Gilbert, NY Hadfiefd, NY R, Hull C F. Mahovlleh, M sianffeld, B Martin, Buf Cournoyer, M eyk B rV, NY HOCKEY SCORES National Ch taflij California 4 American Cleveland t Sprlngliefti 4 Boston i Rochester 5 Canlral Dallas 6 Kansas City 4 Tulsa 5 Omaha 2 Western Gfl 1 Lake S SeaMIe 3 Inrernatlonal Fort 3 Toldedo 1 Eastern Greensboro X Charlotte RoanoKe 7 Sf. 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I West Kffdonan leadi bcst-of-MYM quarter-final 3-0 Western Canadi Reglna- A Vicforfa 3 Calgary 5 Vancouver 7 Wlnnlp-g 3 Flln Flon A Brandon 3 Baskafooo 10 Swift Current 9 Saskatchewan Junior Humboirft 6 Estevan 5 Humboldt wins quar- ter-final 4-0 Drftisn Columbia JunTar Rlcfimond 10 t Intercollegiate Montreal f> Trols-Rlvleres t Sherbrooka 7 McGUI Royal Military College 4 Layofa Bfshoti's B Sir Georgs 3 i Brandon A First of two-game, total-goal Wfit- ern Canada sorri-final student Gemi Canada 4 4 2nd GAMS OF BEST OF 3-GAME SERIES LETH. MIDGET ELKS vs liTH. WARRIORS HencJorson Lciko Ico Centra MOVE UP TO Better Mileaaa GENERAL RADIAL TIRES till 6 Ply Puncture Protection ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TIRE SALES i SERVICE 442 1st Ave. South Phono 327-6886 or 317-4445 ;