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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta SO - THI lITHIRIDO EMERALD - Friday, March 3, 1971 Raymond hosts "A" event starting tonight Three teams hit sidelines in tourney ANDY CAPP By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer Three teams were reeled to the sidelines as the Southwest Zone "B" Boys' Basketball Tournament got under way at the Winston Churchill High School last night. Meanwhile the Southern Alberta "A" Boys' Basketball League play-offs win roll into action this evening with two games on tap in Raymond. In the tourney opener last night the Kate Andrews Gaels of Coaldale who found them- selves in last place in the Southwest Conference came up with a big game and dumped the Willow Creek Composite of Claresholm 48-30. The Gaels picked up an early 14-5 first quarter lead and never looked back. By three .� >SS� PUTS ON STRONG DEFENCE - Rene Ruggg of Mathew Halton Hawks of Pincher Creek puts up a strong defence against Lloyd Bel lew of Milk River as action got under way in the Southwest Zone B Boy's basketball playoffs at Winston Churchill Thursday evening. Milk River belted the Hawks 55-33 in o ne of three games played. Open playoffs in Edmonton Kings heading north If Lethbridge Sugar Kings could change one thing heading into the first round of the Alberta Junior Hockey League playoffs it would be where they play the first two games. Kings, who finished in second place in the six-team league, open their semi-final series, a best-of-seven affair, on the road against the Edmonton Maple Leafs. The locals were forced to the highways as the friendly confines of the Lethbridge Arena had been booked by an ice show staged by the Lethbridge Figure Skating Club. "It would have been nice to get the playoffs under way at home but then we get a good break next weekend," said Sugar King manager Styd Hall. Sugar Kings will meet the Leafs Saturday and Sunday in Edmonton and then will play the next three games at home starting Friday, Saturday and Sunday if necessary. The semi-finals between Red Deer Rustlers, league pennant winners, and Calgary Cougars opens in Red Deer Saturday with the series alternating home sites. Sugar Kings are healthy heading into the weekend series openers. According to Hall outside of the usual bumps and bruises the Kings are in top shape for S'aturday and Sunday. The locals received added Inspiration the last week as John Davidson and Lannie McDonald picked up a pair of league honors. Davidson, the league's top netminder, was voted rookie of the year while McDonald topped the voting in the most valuable player category. While the Kings are looking for a sweep of the weekend set and possibly wrapping it up at home next weekend Hall was quick to remark "The Leafs won't be any push over. Remember they finished the league strongly." Hall went on to say "We will be looking for the sweep, sure, but a split would still leave us in good shape heading home." RESIGNS POST INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The resignation of Ed Fitkin, executive assistant to Jack Kent Cooke at California Sports Inc., was announced Thursday. We said it-We didn't mouth it It's NO "FUDDLE DUDDLE" 71 VEGA So easy to own . . . So economical to drive!  97 Inch Wheelbas.  Standard Front Disc Brakes  30 Miles Per Gallon  The little Car that dots overything DOWN AND z 2.55 PER BAY *r ON APPROVED 3 "Z, CREDIT ^ <4r V MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM ASK ONE OF OUR COURTEOUS SALESMEN FOR A T1ST DRIVE-YOU'LL BE AMAZED CHEVROLET 0LDSM0BILE SHOWROOM 2nd Ave. and 8th Street S. Phono 327-3147 quarter time the Coaldale crew led 33-22 and padded the lead with seven in the final session. Weiner Schmeigelt and Ed Nedza paced the Gaels hooping 11 points apiece while L. Whit-beck chipped in with 10. G. Schuller was the big man Bucyk fires three By THE CANADIAN PRESS Success after years of futility is especially welcome, particularly if your name is Johnny Bucyk and you have tried in vain for a long time to sip champagne from the Stanley Cup. Bucyk, in his 14th season as a Boston Bruin, spent too many years with the club languishing in the National Hockey League doldrums not to make the most of a good thing. His big-league career reached a high point last spring as he skated around Boston Garden, the championship trophy held high above his head. Earlier this season, when the East Division leaders recognized his contribution with a $1,000 cheque on the occasion of his 1,000th NHL game, Bucyk responded with a six-point night. And he hasn't stopped since. Thursday night the 35-year-old winger fired three goals, bringing his season total to 44, as the Bruins hammered the lowly California Golden Seals 7-0. FLYERS TIE WINGS In the only other game played, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings played to a 2-2 tie. Another game scheduled for the Montreal Forum between the Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks was postponed to a later date when a severe snow storm hit the Quebec metropolis. It was the first time in NHL history weather had been responsible for calling off a game. Three of the four previous postponements followed the deaths of prominent figures. The fourth resulted from fog over the ice in Boston Garden. The Montreal-Vancouver game was rescheduled for March 9. A Detroit Red Wing game at Vancouver set for March 9 has been moved to March 10. Bucyk, who tied a career high 69 points last season, now has 93 points and appears likely to become the third Bruin to reach the century mark this season. Phil Esposito and defenceman Bobby Orr, have done it for the second time. Esposito is the current points leader with 119, followed by Orr with 109. Edmonton-born Bucyk counted once in each period Thursday night and was assisted on two by Orr, who also scored his 30th goal of the season to open the scoring at 7:13 of the first period. PHILADELPHIA J DETROIT 1 First Period - 1. Philadelphia, La-crolx 11 (Clarke) 1:39. Penalties - Webster 0:19, Bernler 4:01, Gendron 14:36, Dornhoefer 17:24. Second Period - 2. Detroit, Delvec-chio 15 (Berenson, Ecclestone) 1:04; 3. Detroit, Redmond 1J (Llbett, Berenson) 5:37. Penalties - Kelly 0:22, Dornhoeter 4:15, Van Impe 5:07, Bergman 11:36. Third Period - 4. Philadelphia, Ash-bee 4 (Clarke, Watson) 5:14. Penalties - Brown 8:09, Dornhoeter, Bergman 9:10, Hart 9:57. Shots on goal by Detroit .... ......... � i� �-J< Philadelphia ........ 7 is 18-� Attendance - 14,620. BOSTON 7 CALIFORNIA 0 First Period - 1. Boston, Orr 30 (Cashman, D. Smith) 7:18; 2. Boston, Bucyk 42 (Green, AAcKenzle) 10:52. Penalties - Hodge 1:04, Green 18:16. Second Period - 3. Boston, Bucyk 43 (Orr, MeKenzle) 10:23; 4. Boston Sanderson 24 (Westtall, Orr) 18:21. Penalty - Jarrett 2:51. Third Period - 5. Boston, Sanderson 25 (D. Smith, Carleton) 1:44; 6. Boston, McKenlle 23 (Stanfleld) 11:06; 7. Boston, Bucyk 44 (Orr, Stanfleld) 17:49. Penalties - Marshall 9:42, Carleton 12:43, Sanderson 19:58. Shots on goal by California.......... 13 9 19-� Boston ............. 14 20 29-41 Attendance - 14,994. Bisons move into finals WOLFVILLE, N.S. (CP) - University of Manitoba Bisons edged Waterloo Lutheran University Golden Hawks 66-63 here Thursday night to win a berth in the final of the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union basketball championships. The host Acadia University Axemen meet University of Windsor Lancers tonight, with the winner advancing to the final against Manitoba Saturdly night. The Acadia team won the right to meet Windsor with a 59-42 win over Loyola college Warriors in the opening game of the series Thursday night. for the Claresholm club as he pumped in half their total score with 15. Pincher ' Creek Hawks also found the Southwest Conference competitors tough as they fell to the Erie River Comets of Milk River 55-33. In last night's action all three teams eliminated from further play were non-conference clubs who found the going a little too tough. The way the tournament was set up, the non-conference par ticipants were matched with the bottom three clubs of the Southwest "B" Boys' League in the first round of action. In the second round the top three fin ishers in the Southwest League face the winners of the first round. Winston Churchill, the host school and Taber W. R. Myers were the only two teams that were originally assigned to meet a fellow league member in their first tourney action. Going into the second half of play the Comets had a slim 22-17 lead and increased it to 38-26 by the end of the third quarter. STRONG FINISH The final quarter was all the Comets needed a s they out scored their opponents 17-7 to salt away the victory. Mike Hierath led the Comets attack with 15 points hooping seven of them in the final eight minutes of play. Randy Evers and Donald Welsh did their share of scoring as they chipped in with 12 and 11 points respectively. For the Hawks Bruce Oullette notched 11 points and Vic Bryant added 10. In the final game of the evening the Fort Macleod F. P. Walshe clobbered the Crows-nest Pass Panthers 55-35. Both clubs had tall lanky forwards, but the Fort Macleod crew's experience proved to be the determining factor. . From the start F. P. Walshe High School took control of the game and grabbed a solid 14-6 first period lead they never relinquished. By three quarter time the Panthers trailed 42-18 and realized a victory was out of reach. G. Tolley swished 12 points and P. Kennedy 11 for Fort Macleod while Derenzo led the Panthers with 15 in a losing cause. ACTION TONIGHT Action continued this afternoon at 4 p.m. when the pennant winning Picture Butte Sugar Kings met the Kate Andrews Gaels while at 5:30 the host Winston Churchill Bulldogs see action against the Taber W. R. Meyers Trotters. At 7:30 the Vauxhall Vikings face Erie Rivers and the Stirling Lakers and F. P. Walshe will match baskets in the final game of the night at 9:15 p.m. In Raymond the LCI Rams and the Magrath Zeniths will officially open the Southern Alberta "A" Boys' Tournament at 7 p.m. tonight. These two clubs are evenly matched and should provide a lot of excitement. The second and last game of the night will feature the host Comets and the Catholic Central Cougars at 8:30. The Comets have dropped the Cougars in their two meetings this year, but according to Cougars coach Dean Dahl the Comets can be beaten. LCI had proven it earlier this season. Action will continue tomorrow as the two losers meet at 7 p.m. while the two winners will play-off at 8 p.m. f 5OO0 P< YOU, CTHtV�OUJ= V^ANb I THINK AUKE^T ^ J Considers himself an easy winner Ali continues to babble By THE CANADIAN PRESS The odds favor champion Joe Frazier, but Muhammad Ali wonders what he's "gonna do after I whup him" Monday night when the two meet for the w o r 1 d's heavyweight boxing championship. Frazier has been listed as a 13-to-10 favorite by Las Vegas bookies for the title clash, expected to gross $30 million with each of the fighters guaranteed $2.5 million for the scheduled 15-rounder. "Oddsmakers like Frazier, some writers pick him, lotta old fighters like him," said Ali Thursday from his Miami, Fla., training quarters. "They gonna be so shocked when I win easy. It'll be so easy, s o m e b o d y'U say it's fixed." Ali will tr a i n in Miami through Saturday. Trainer Angelo Dundee will then slip his man back into New York "because we don't want no mob scene." "We need the Secret Service with this guy." "I'm all set to go," Frazier said in Philadelphia as he neared the end of the hard training. "I was shook up; I didn't go down but he hurt me," said Paul Cardoza, a 175-pound sparring partner used to sharpen Frazier's speed after he was caught and almost knocked out of the ring with a left hook. "He has a way of cutting the ring off; he's always there," said Cardoza. "Who's Ali got in training to put that kind of pressure on him." "He's the best man I've ever worked with," said Billy (Mole-man) Williams before he went three rounds with Frazier, two of them to blaring strains of a hard rock version of Bye, Bye Blackbird. Smilingly relaxed and obliging to the fans who turned out in the North Philadelphia gym, Frazier was courteous but brief with sports writers. "All right, speak your piece and let's get out of here," said Frazier before the usual, but brief, question-and-answer session. Then, he left, ready, with just the sparring to be finished today before going to New York and the weigh-in. Ali's car was followed down the streets of Manhattan when the Louisville Dandy arrived Wednesday for the required pre-fight physical. "People tried just to touch the fender or get a glimpse of me," he recalled. "You'd thought I was some big movie star like Burt Lancaster or John Wayne." Frazier was there, too. "Nobody paid attention to him," claimed Ali. "Frazier just slipped In, slipped out and nobody cared. They were too busy chasing me. Who wants to look at him?" Ali drilled on the heavy bag for five rounds Thursday and went two sparring rounds apiece with Bunky Akins and Rufus Brassell. Trainer Angelo Dundee said that would be All's last boxing before Monday. The 216-pound Ali groaned through heavy exercises after his gym drill. 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