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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta JO THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tucidoy, Mtircll 6, 1973 ANDY CAPP South-west Conference to decide champion Bulldogs team to beat in playoffs 'YOU ENJSV THE REO.'NIOM.T'ET, 'AVE A GOOD TIME AN' REMEMBER WK4TI Tot-P YER- WHEN IT'S OVER.GO UP -TO THE ORGANISER AN1 APDIOOISE By LLOYD YAMAG1SHI Herald Sports Writer The 1973 southwest zone "B" boys' provincial basket' ball playoff finals will be staged over a period of four days at the University of Lethbridge. Ten southern Alberta teams will participate in the four- day single knockout event v.'hich opens Wednesday and concludes Saturday. The tourney draw has been set with a pair of games dur- ing the opening night, four games Thursday night and another two games both Fri- day anil Saturday night. The 10 teams seeking the championship title and a berth into the provincial "B" boys' finals will include Claresholm, Piuclier Creek, Picture Butte, Stirling, Win- si o u Churchill, Vauxhall, Ccaldale, Fort Maclood, Taber and Milk River. Four clubs received the roughest draws in the tourney as they missed out in the byes. Claresholm, Fincher Creek, Picture Butte and Stirling will each play an extra game just to reach the quarter- finals while the six remain- ing clubs have already been assigned a quarter final playof! spot. Claresholm and Pincher Creek will officially open the playoff finals Wednesday night at 7 p.m. svhile Picture Butte and Stirling will follow right after at p.m. Tltttrsday's round will have the winners of the Picture Butte Stirling match facing the Milk River Cornels at 4 p.m. while at p.m. Fort Macleod. will take on Taber. Vauxhall and Coaldalc tan- gle at 7 p.m. while at p.m. the Winston Churchill Bulldogs will meet the winners of Wednesday's Clareshohn- Fincher Creek encounter. The semi final matches go Friday night wilh games set for 7 p.m. and p.m. The losers will drop to the third place final at p.m. Saturday while the winners will advance to the champ- ionship final at p.m: Meanwhile the Wins! on Churchill Bulldogs would have to be considered as the tourney favorites after cap- turing the Southwest Confer- ence Coys' Basketball League pennant with an impressive 13-1 record. Veterans like NakaniLa, Jack Chymboryk, Cyril Pat- son and Kim Woolf should provide the experience need- ed to give the Bulldogs a tourney victory. Milk River and Coaldalo should be the only two clubs that will be a throat Jo the Bulldogs as they finished the season in second and third places respectively. Sharpshooters Barry Loder- meier and Shane Jaffray led the Milk River club to a record while all-stars Ed Dick, Schmiegc'.t and Kay Lister paced the Coal- dnle Gaels to a 10-4 season. Taber Trotters and the Stir- ling Lakers can be tabbed us 1110 dark-horses of four-day event alter compil- ing identical 8-G records this year. One of the league's top scorers, Robin Hansen, along with Kendon Bennett will lead the Trotters' attack wlule Marty llirsche and Spencer Zaugg will bead the Lakers. The remaining five clubs include Fort Macleod, Vauxhall, Picture Butte, Claresholm and Pincher Creek will have an outside chance at the tourney title, but can't be counted as heavy contenders. Miners' just one victory from title V. Lethbridge Marlands chalked up three straight wins over the weekend in the Crowsnest Pass ,Pee Wee hockey tournament iand won the "B" division title. In the opening game the lo- 'Cals got three goals from Allen as they belted The -Pass Golden Rams 7-3. Ncal TPovey, Greg Los liny, Brian -Kanemschcr and Kevin Ham- jjlton added singles. Dobek, -Sygviek and Kosntges account- fed for the Hams' markers. In. the semi-final the Mar- "lands trimmed Calgary Acadia '7-2 as they got two goals from 'Brent Hlontieth and Gepneris. ;Singles by John Fraser, Bob and Mark IFlly rounded ;out the winners' scoring. Crook .and Corens scored for Calgary. In the final the Marlands 'dropped High River Rangers idespite a five-goal effort by Tanner in a losing Icause. Ttiree goals each by Povey 'and Montieth anchored the Mar- offensive thrust. Odney ;and Kevin Hamilton added two Tnarkcrs apiece while Gepneris !snd Frank Koglcr notched sin- gles. At the conclusion of play the ;locals carted away their share ,of the Individual silverw a r e, Tokariuk and Bruce Art- Golden Bears will series EDMONTON (CP) Univer 6ity of Alberta Golden Bears outplayed Lakehead University Nor'Westcrs 9-3 Monday nigh to sweep their best-of-thre( western Canada College Hoc key playoff in tv.'o straigh games. Clarence Wanchulak led Al berta with four goals. Jerry LcGrandeur had two, while sin gles came from Marcel St, Ar naud, Rick Wyrozub and Bract Crawford. George LetowsM had tw goals for Lakehead, with Ric Alexander adding the other. Alberta, champions in Canada West Conference, wo Sunday's game 3-1. Lakehea took the title in the Grea Plains Athletic Conference. ci'soii were named (op goalies 'hile Povey was selected best efenceman. Tanner got the cd as the best forward. The Lethbridge Red Wings efeated the Lothbridge Maple :s twice in-a-row and cap- ured the Warner Bantam "A" lockey Tournament on the vcekend. The Red Wings were forced o beat the Leafs in two straight matches as they suffered a loss earlier in the double-knockout event. In the final game, Mike Craig scored ui the overtime nnza to give the Wings the victory while Bob Severtson lotchcd two markers and Kev- n House a single. Mauro Cattoni fired in two joals for the Leafs while Wal- ;er Martina chipped in with a solo effort. The Leafs took it on the chin again in league action Monday night. Stephen Michie and Gerry Prince tallied a goal each and gave the Black Hawks a slim 2-1 win over the Leafs, who re- ceived a single marker from Cattoni. In exhibition midget action over the weekend, the Leth- bridge Colts blasted the Kianai Braves 11-3. Greg K v e d e r, Jonathan Layng and Bob Quinell scored pair of goals while Dave Jackson, Rod Olshaski, Michel Dumont, Bill Zarooben and Cam MacLennan tallied single- tons. Clinton Big Throat rifled in two goals and Norbert Ward one for the Braves. The Stampeders trimmed the Nationals 4-1 in Midget action. Don Mills, James Richards, Collin Barnes and Sid Joluison scored for the Stamps while Glen Lewis replied for the Na- tionals. Playoff action for local clubs continues. Wednesday evening the Voy- ageurs are in Taber for Ihe first game of a two game total-goal Pee Wee B series at seven o'clock. Taber pays a re- turn visit Monday evening at the Civic Centre at In Bantam C action the Berjian Raiders travel to Vul- can for a six o'clock game Wednesday night. Miners' Library look a com- manding lead in the City Rec- reation Hockey League cham- pionship final playoff series as they dropped the University of Lethbridge Prong horns Monday night. The Miners' now lead the best-of-five series two games to none and need only another victory for the championship title. The third and possibly final playoff match will be staged Thursday night at 8 p.m. at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. In last night's game, the two clubs battled to a scoreless tie in the opening period but the Miners' took a 5-4 edge after the second. The Miners' came up with three more goals in the fina! period to salt away the victory. Randy Maxwell paced the Miners' attack with a three- goal performance while Doug Harrold chipped in with a pair Singles came off the sticks ol Jerry Heck, Brian Murkln.am Gary Canadine. Guy Smith fired in three goals for the Pronghoms whil singles were scored by Mike Hornberger, Wayne Lazarick and Lloyd Yatnagishi. The also picked nine of 11 imnor infractions called during the three periods INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER SPRING SPECIALS! 0 AGRICULTURAL FILTERS 10% OFF 601986R1 REVERSIBLE CHISEL Reg. SPRING 602207R2 Reg, SPRING SPECIAl...... SWEEP RANGERS SIGN NEW YORK (AP) New York Bangers announced Mon day they have acquired 29-year old defenceman Bert Marsha from California Golden Seals in exchange for "future consider aliens." The deal, the Rangers saic was completed before the Sun day midnight National Hocke League trading deadline. Ill announcement was delayed un til Marshall could be notified. No application Tom us-Maxwell Allen ivorkout Dick Allen of the Chicago While Sox limbers up at the team's training camp at Sarasota, Fla. Monday. who has just signed a three-year contract, to the tuno of a year, making him the highest paid player in baseball, said Monday he can't understand why people pay so much attention to what he earns. people to admire me for I do on ths field, not haw much bread I take home." Harris earning his keep for Islanders Andrews is a walking computer each 4.42 602592R2 SWEEP Reg. 53.40 SPRING SPECIAL each' 603891R1 SWEEP Reg. 56.20 j SPRING SPECIAL...................... each 602593R2 SWEEP Reg. 53.74 SPRING SPECIAL en HI-TRAK FLUID 5 gal. pail. Reg. SPRING SPECIAL (3 or more CHECK OUR SPECIALS OH OUR TRACTOR RADIOS WE ALSO HAVE A FUU LINE OF BATTERIES (6 volt and 12 volt) International Harvester PARTS DEPARTMENT ,3.37 il.85 304 STAFFORD DRIVE PHONE 327-3153 NEW YORK (CP) The National Hockey League's head statistician, Eon An- drews. Is a walking computer. He churns out facts and fig- ures with such regularity that It is enough to make even a computers brain swim. Most of the statistics are for public consumption. But one of t hem known as the plus-minus rating system is considered by the NHL as confidential, in other words only for the eyes of coaches and players. New York Post got into a hassle with the NHL's infor- mation bureau in Montreal over the ratings ami said the league refused lo furnish thorn to The they appeared in prinl elsewhere. Apparently, a hockey writer for a New Jersey newspaper obtained from Ihe league the plus-and-minus ratings o! New York Rangers and pub- lished them. The Post said coach Emil Francis ot the Rangers lodged a protest rath (he NHL. Francis regards the ratings as confidential. He fears that if they are made public, they could be misinterpreted by hockey writers and fans, sub- ject players with minus rat- ings to unjustified criticism, rind aid the opposition. Under Ihe rating system, each player on the ice re- ceives a plus when his team, scores and a minus when he is on the ice for rival goals. Power-play and shorthanded goals are excluded. Dennis Ball, director of the Rangers' farm system, said: "Newspaper guys aren't sup- posed to have plusscs and minuses they arc con- Ikleatial." There are two statistics the NHL puts out which do justice to Billy Harris, the hard- working right winger of New York Islanders who hasn't missed a game this season. Harris was the No. 1 selec- tion in the amateur draft last year, and he has lived up to his potential despite playing for the Jowly Islanders. Biljy is the second leading scorer among first-year pros in (he NHL befiind Bill Bar- ber of Philadelpiiia Flyers. "Some golf" tliis fall at 15-25 club "Some golf" Mill be available late Lhis fall at the 15-25 club in northeast Lethbridge, Reg Turner, organizer of the proj- ect, said Monday. The course will be fully operational in the summer of 1974. Fifty thousand dollars worth of work and materials have al- ready gono into the club, he said. Another is needed now to complete the watering system for nine holes. Tiic club v.ill be between the ages of 15 and 25, Mr. Turner said, with the mem- bers electing their own board and making their cwn rules. He expects a membership ot upwards of 300. The club is needed, he said, to relieve the other city clubs of the pressure of junior members, which they cannot handle, and lo train young goiters for Inter mem- bership in the senior clula. Harris scored his 20th goal Feb. 28, when he deflected Ed Westfall's shot past Chicago goalie Tony Esposito. He is the first Islander to have scored at least one point against the other 15 clubs in the league. Harris, 21, shines in two NHL goals and points and the player efficiency rating. Seventeen ot Harris' goals are rated by the NHL as "im- portant" for an average of 35 per cent. His record of imporlanl goals is far superior to other rookies. Figures as of Marcl 1 showed Barber with G3.6 cent of his 23 goals rated im portant. Steve Vickers of thi Hangers had a 52.1-pcr-ccn rating on 23 goals and Greg Sheppard of Boston Bruin scored D0.5 'per cent on "K goals. The player efficiency ralinj is designed lo show the inch vidual's performance com pared with that of lu's (cam over-all showing. AT BENY'S YOU CAN DEAL WITH TRUST hove built 1heJr busi- ness nnd Ihcir repulolian with fair dealing over the years. Drop in and sec Bill Gibson, one of Iheir courleous soles- men, about the savings being offered on 1973 demon- strators. He suggests you deal wild Beny You'll BENY- lit. We're rolling out the Red Corpet jusf far you. ASK ABOUT THE MIIE NEW CAR POWERTRAIN IU8BICATION GUARANTEE. BILL GIBSON LIFETIME OK WARRANTY ON OUR OUAUTr USED CARS AND TRUCKS CHEVROLET PHONt 328-1101 OK SUPERMARKET IOT MAIN GARAGE and SHOWROOM A story out of Nelson, B.C. ilomtay Indicated a l.cUi- iriclgc group das plans to npply for a franchise in Hie I'cstcra International Senior lockey League. Harold Norliti, formerly of .clhbricTge and now on the joard of directors of Ibc Nel- on Maple Leafs, said llic group, lieadcd by Slan Maxwell ami Herb 2hrisltc, planned to make ormal application nt the next .naguc meeting in July. The league currently oper- ates wilh four (.cams based in Nelson, Kimbcrlcy, Cran- lirook anil Trail as well as a [iflh team in Spokane, Wash. contacted Monday, Maxwell said "we have no intentions of applying for a franchise. we (lid was simply contact Norlin Tor informa- .Eon on their league. "He said he would send us a list of names and informa- tion concerning the operation of teams in the con- tinued Maxwell, "and that that. We never indicated we had any plans of applying for n franchise." Maxwell and Christie, less than a year ngo, sent a letter of application to the Western Canada Junior Hockey League, seeking a franchise in the league. "We were told at Hie time isc would he considered If ami liail facilities fo licuisc a WCIIL said Maxwell. Lctlihridgc will have a new arena by 1975, thanks to land- ing Ihc 1075 Canada Winter Games. "As soon as the news of (he new rink broke we en- quired into a franchise in the ocice acfdcd Maxwell. 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