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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, March 4, 1974 Hodge thought it was right thing to do ''We love you Ed Bruchet, the guest of honor Saturday night, received best wishes from the gathering of better than 600. It was a big night for Bruchet. See story on page eight. Guelph captures collegiate title WATERLOO, Ont. (CP) University of Guelph Gryphons, a last-minute throw-in squad, completed its string of upsets at the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union basketball championships Saturday by taking the title from defending champion St Mary's Huskies Jeff Smith of Stayner, Ont., scored with two seconds re- maining to give the Gryphons a 74-72 win over the Halifax team in the final game. It was the third cliff-hanger upset by the Gryphons, coached by Hamilton Tiger- Cat football star Garney Henley and invited into the eight-team tournament only after McMaster of Hamilton refused an invitation to ap- pear as the host-area team. The Gryphons downed Atlantic champion Acadia Axemen 71-70 in their first game and then beat Quebec champion Sir George Williams 104-94 to advance to the final against St. Mary's. Gryphon Bob Sharpe, a Guelph native, was selected the most valuable player of the tournament and a member of the tournament all-star team after he led his team with 30 points in the final game. Sharpe scored nine field goals and was good on 12 of 14 shots from the foul line. Al Grunys had 12 points for the winners who led 37-34 at the half. Phil Smith and Jeff Smith had nine each. All-Canadian Mickey Fox led the Huskies with 28 points before fouling out with left in the game. Lee Thomas had 21 points for the losers. After Guelph finished fourth in the regular Ontario Univer- sities Athletic Association West Division and lost a sudden death playoff tc Waterloo, the team had little reputation to protect at the championship tournament. "We didn't have anything to said Sharpe "We were cool all the time we were here Waterloo, the Ontario West champion, finished third in the tournament after beating Sir George Williams of Montreal 93-66 in their final game Saturday. Mike Moser led Waterloo with 44 points. In the consolation final, Uni- versity of Manitoba beat Acadia 86-67 with Angus Bun- leading the winners. Oil Kings9 gamble costly By The CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Canada Hockey League were behind with a little more than two minutes remaining when coach Ken Hodge called for a measurement of the stick of Calgary Centennials captain Danny Gare. It was illegal in size and Gare. went off. Less than a minute later, Hodge called for a measurement of the stick of defenceman Rick Hodgson. It top was illegal and the Oil Kings enjoyed a two-man advantage. But Calgary forward Mike Rogers scored his 60th goal of the season on a breakway at Later, Gare scored on an open net and the Centennials won 4-2. In other Sunday action the Blades downed Regina Pats 4- 2 at Saskatoon and the Bruins stopped Swift Current Broncos 8-3 at New Wwesminster. The Bombers trounced Winnipeg Clubs 8-0 at Flin Flon Saturday, the Tigers blanked Edmonton 4-0 at Medicine Hat, Swift Current Broncos beat the Chiefs 6-4 in Kamloops and the Bruins edged the Cougars 3-2 in Victoria. Calgary's eighth win in eight meetings between the two clubs this season came on two goals by Gare, and one by Rogers and Jerry Holland. Rocky Maze got both goals for Edmonton Three goals in the tinal min- John Mclvor, Pat Price and Dan a come- from-behind victory. The Blades led 1-0 on a goal by Neil Hawryliw but Regina took over midway through the third on goals by Jim Minor and Clark Gillies. The Bruins made it 29 games in a row without a home- ce defeat on two goals each by Ken Dodd, Kelly Secord and Bob Hess and one each by Murray Beck and Don Hay Don Larway, with two, and Terry Ruskowski, with one, scored for Swift Current. Dell lannone got two goals while singles were scored by Ray Maluta, Rick Gosselin, Brian Arnold, Jeff McDill, Cam Connor and Rob Watt. Jerry Thomas had his second shutout in a row as the Tigers got goals from Morris Lukowich, Ryan Wecker, Bryan Maxwell and Ken Gassoff. Dave Williams scored three goals, including one into an empty net, for the Broncos. Willie Friesen, Terry Rus- kowski and Ian MacPhee got the others. Gord Stewart, Wayne Morin, Mai Zinger and Neil Lyseng counted for Kam- loops. The Bruins snapped Phil Murray wins title Phil Murray of the Lethbridge Community College captured the 1973-74 Alberta College Athletic Conference men's singles badminton title in Calgary over the weekend. Murray, who was'the only LCC representative to win a title, was just outstanding as he gave up only 31 points in 16 matches which is just under two points a game. Other players from the LCC fared well, but just couldn't earn enough points to win the over-all team title. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology won team title with 28 points while the LCC placed second with 27. It was the second straight year the LCC has missed the team title by one point. Murray will be the only player from the LCC to join the Alberta team in the 4-West championships to be staged in Winnipeg next weekend. LAST TO SIGN VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) Catcher Joe Ferguson signed his 1974 contract Monday, the last Los Angeles Dodger to agree to terms. Ferguson, who hit 25 homers and drove in 88 runs last season, signed for an estimated Victoria's home-ice unbeaten streak at 10 games on goals from Dodd, Second and Don Hay. Rookies Danny Lucas and Bruce Van Camp counted for Victoria. The next games are Tuesday night with Regina at Winnipeg, Kamloops at Edmonton, Swift Current at Victoria and Calgary at Medicine Hat. Men's rock final under way today LONDON, Ont. Armstrong is back in the Canadian men's curling championship despite a bad wrist that has forced him into a less-active role. Last year he was second on Jack Tucker's Bri-tish Columbia rink that finished 5- 5 at Edmonton, but his left wrist put him out of the gruelling 11-round event. Tucker had to continue with three men plus a sweeper from the host club. Armstrong, his wrist in a cast, returned home to skip a mixed rink in the Canadian championship, and placed third. Doctors operated on the damaged tendons and the Tucker rink, intact with third Bernie Sparkes and lead Gerry Peckham, played together for the last time early in November. The wrist still did not respond to the demands of a front-end sweeper, so Armstrong retired Sparkes, the third with three Canadian championships behind him, also decided to retire. CHANGED THEIR MINDS But Armstrong and Peckham later got with Armstrong switching to skip, to reduce the strain oh his wrist, and Peckham to second stone. They got Sparkes interested again and he recruited lead Clark Winterton, 19, who pitches baseball for St. Louis Cardinals' organization in the summer months. "Skipping is the next best thing to Arm- strong said Sunday of 'his return to curling The rink has curled just 11 games since they formed their foursome for the British Columbia playoffs. The rink plays in today's first draw, against Don Barr's Glenboro foursome from Manitoba. Another first-round matchup brings together Hec Gervais of St. Albert, Alta., the 1961 Canadian and world champion making' his third appearance, and the Larry McGrath crew from Kindersley. Sask. Gervais' third, Ron Anton, was with him in 1961 and their strong front end of Warren Dansen and Darrel Sutton make the Albertans top threats to capture the title won last year by Sas- katchewan's Harvey Mazinke. Thunderettes earn crown VANCOUVER (CP) University of British Columbia Thunderettes defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskiettes 56- 49 Saturday night to end their Canada West University Athletic Association basketball season with 18 wins and two losses. The UBC women will represent western Canada in the Canadian university women's basketball championship next week in Winnipeg. In Saturday's game, UBC held a 23-18 half-time edge. Liz Silcott paced the winners with 19 points while her team- mate Carpi Turney added" 16 for the Thunderettes. "Ms" "Peter Jackson" Ask for them either way. They Ye the same satisfying cigarette. Warning The Department of National Health and WteUare advises that danger to health increases with amount smoked. ;