Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
ay, Match 6, THE LETH1RIDGB HERALD _ Sparkes has B.C. rink unbeaten after two games Alberta skip guilty of costly mistakes Sparkes twitches Berme Sparkes, right, Hie B.C. third watches as Sask- atchewan skip Harvey Mazinke brings in a shot during men's curling championships at Edmonton. Sparkei and his rink lost to Mazinke 10-9 in their only game Monday. Training camp has been good three well-regarded curling championships, but the] big surprise was produced hy a bunch of upstarts from New-18-7 foundland. Jim Ward led his mates fr Labrador City to two c secuiive victories and a sh of first place with Manitoba and Saskatchewan. disaster encountered by veteran skip Mel Watchqrn of Fairview, who had difficulty in two suc- cessive Alberta losses. Ward started the day impres- sively by stealing six on the first two ends of a 12-11 triumph over' the Quebec entry skipped by Dave Moon ol Montreal. Then he capped the first day by going head-to-head with the On- tario rink skipped by Paul Sav- age of Toronto to earn an 11-9 triumph in the second round. Both victories were tributes to the Newfoundlanders' tenac- ity. They frittered away their early lead against Quebec and trailed 11-8 after nine ends. But they bounced back to win it by stealing one on the last end. COME FROM BEHIND In their second-draw struggle, Newfoundland fell behind 5-1 in the first five ends but stole a pair on the sixth and finally toppled Ontario by burying shot rock early in the last frame. Savage steered his last rock through a narrow port but pushed another Newfoundland counter on to the pot. Both Saskatchewan victories were thrillers. Harvey Mazinke directed his Regina crew to a 7-6 victory over the Nova Scotia entry skipped by Peter Hope of Dart- mouth in the first round and edged the British Columbia crew led by Jack Tucker of Richmond 10-9 in the second. Mazinke had to come from jehind both times. Hope intentionally blanked wo successive ends in the first round and made it pay by col- ecting a pair in the ninth to ake a one-shot lead. However, .lailnke fought back and tied the score coming home. rst round, then .embarrassed IB Northern Ontario entry led y Don Harry of Sudbury for a 6-3 triumph in the second. Alberta's two losses were 10-7 o Ontario in the first round and -7 to Dugre in the second. Vatchorn committed a series of mostly misses in each game on he heavy ice at Edmonton Gardens, where a total of fans watched the opening two draws. In the other first-round game, Prince Edward Island skip Bob Dillon of Charlottetovm 10-7 triumph over Northern Ontario. In the second round, Nova Scotia evened 11s record by cracking four on the eighth end and posting a 12-4 triumph over Prince Edward Island. B.C. drew the first-round bye and Quebec rested In the second. Saskatchewan was scheduled for the bye today In the third round, beginning at 9 a.m. MST. The fourth round was scheduled for 2 p.m. I Mazinke, -whose rink now has won 18 gantes in a row, in- cluding 16 In succession in pro- vincial playoffs, said Hope cur- led extremely well in the first round and added that the Mari- time entries are "tougher than usual this year." He said the ice was difficult lor everybody. Ward, a mining engineer, had little to say about New- foundland's unexpected .success except, he "won't celebrate too much just yet." McLeish closing in on select company MONTREAL (CP) If some- i Others with a good shot at 50 one had asked Hick MacLeish goals include Phil Esposito of of Philadelphia Flyers at the start of the current National Hockey League season if he thought he could score close to 50 goals this year, the answer would probably have been an embarassed laugh. After all. the Philadelphia for- ward had only three NHL scores prior to this season. But, after Sunday night's four-goal performance against Toronto in a 10-0 humiliation of the Leafs, MacLeish has 42 goals. With 12 games left, he has a chance of making the se- lect circle of 50-goal scorers. BILL COOK Bowler of month BARB SCATTKRGOOD Bowler of month Bowling Banter Staub, Mets settle pact for Boston Bruins and Mickey Red- mond of Detroit Red Wings. Two goals in Sunday's 4-0 vic- tory over Chicago gave Espo- sito 44 for the season. Redmond has 40. U all three players attain the 50-goal mark, they would tie a league record. The only previous season when there were three 50-goal scorers was 1971-72 when Espo- sito, Vic Hadfield of New York Rangers and Bobby Hull of Chi- cago scored 66, 50 and 50 goals respectively. In NHL history there have been 11 50-goal seasons attained by six five times; Esposito, twice and Maurice Richard and Bernie Geoffrion, both of Montreal, John Bucyk of Boston and Had- fietd, all once each. It took all teams 229 regular- season and 263 games, including (layoffs, to shut out Chicago. Pittsburgh's Jim Rutherford ended the streak Feb. 24 when he blanked the Black Hawks z- 0. Any hopes Chicago bad of im- mediately embarking on an- other such streak were ended Sunday when newly-acquired Jacques Plante, of Boston whitewashed them 4-0, their second shutout in five games. SCORING LEADERS MacLolsh, Phil. RHelle, NY Ran Hull, Chic..... Bucyk, Bos..... Martin, Chi F. Ma'hovllch, M MUlta, Chi..... Otr, Bos Papnln, Chi Redmond, Det... Gilbert, NY Ran Robert, Bui Perreaull, Bui Coumoyer, Moo Slanfteld, Dornhoefer Phil D. HexlEll, Mln OP O A PH Pm AS ft SB 102 S3 66 31 59 SO 70 66 J2 43 85 69 65 33 45 83 12 6J 37 42 79 10 tA 35 43 78 27 65 45 78 10 M 55 53 79 23 64 37 40 77 1? 65 31 77 4J 52 U S3 77 30 50 t9 i8 77 79 64 34 J2 76 70 63 40 35 75 22 63 21 St 75 25 6J M 74 62 23 50 73 4 55 36 35 71 II 65 19 52 71 10 64 44 70 V 70 lit DAYTON A BEACH, Fla., (CP) It Montreal Expos fail to improve their position in the National League's East Division standings this season it won't he because of a lack of ade- quate spring training facilities. For the last four years the Expos shared pre-season train- ing grounds with Atlanta at West Palm Beach, Fla., a situ- ation that found the expansion Montreal club the tenants of the established ization. Braves organ- But this year the Expos have found their own site here and general manager Jim Fanning today fesls the transition has been accomplished "at a frac- tion of what it would have cost if we had gone elsewhere." "In some ways our previous facility was second he said. "In West Palm Beach we had the use of the Braves top minor league diamond for prac fees, although we did play ou exhibition games in their majo: league stadium." But here the Montreal organ ization has a newly-refurbishe facility for its majo leaguers, plus a separate sit for ils farm system clubs just stort distance away. Fanning said the Expos, lik many other major league clubs ad also considered a move to rizona, but had discarded the dea as "not favorable to our ans." Many of the team's fans from Eastern Canada travel to Flor da for tha annual spring .train na sessions in conjunction will heir vacations. Quebec and On ario licence plates are preva cnt on car parks at the main stadium and the surrounding hotels and motels that line the I'Mnile beach along the Atlantic 3cean, The Expos had checked out this area as far back as three years ago, but apparently base- ball's grapevine had the word that Daytona Beach was not a good place to train, that the weather and wind at City Island Park made it unsuitable. But tiie old Brooklyn Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles, along with several mi- nor league teams had previous stands here. At any rate the Expos saw the possibilities of being on their own and last fall began negotiations that led to a three- year contract. They have seven, one-year options to renew. The agreement the baseball team reached with this city was a favorable one. LOOKED SAFE At that point, Hope appeared safe. His front end plugged the front of the house and, despite Mazinke's last rock, Hope sai< "we appeared in control, to point." The point was that Mazink was a, little wile attempting t draw around a guard. He got rub from a rock on the outsld and skipped into the middle fo shot. Hope was inches light wit his last attempt to move th Saskatchewan counter out. In the second round, Mazink EEfSBSSEH AT Capri Bowl, February will likely go down in the books as one of the moet productive months on record the bowlers hit the high spots, and then some, with all kinds of great perform- ances turned in one those belongs to Bill Cook who garnered the coveted men's bowler of-the-month award with an outstanding effort in Gordie's Bill reached a personal milestone with a 964 triple on tbe strength of 320, 224 and a whopping 420 which sent him 340 big pins over his 208 aver- age The women's bowler- of-the-month is Barb Scatter- good who is enjoying an out- standing season, averaging 231 in Higa's and turning in several big outings through- out she enjoyed her top show of the year by posting ?n 890 triple in Higa's, thanks to 232, 225 and a brilliant 433 a tip of the cap to Bill and Barb for two standout per- formances. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rusty Staub, New York Mets' last holdout, signed a three-year contract Monday with the National League base- ball club for a reported a year. It was only the second multi- year contract ever offered to a Mels player, the other being Don Clendenon's 1900-70 pact. Staub, the slugging right fielder acquired from Montreal Expos a year ago, sometimes Meis' general manager Bob for more than a week before the agreement was reached. Al though the problems surround ing Staub's holdout never were disclosed, they apparently in volved deferred payments. Any ladies Wishing to Play SOFTBALL THIS SUMMER in fl city please contact MARILYN SNEDDEN 328-8087 Indoor practice! this week trailed 5-4 after six ends and gave up an ominous three on the seventh. After the measure- ment gave B.C. its eighth point, Marinke's rink settled down and allowed B.C. to count only once the rest of'the way. Saskatchewan buried a shot early in the end and Tucker and his partners couldn't dig it out. Manitoba, skipped by Dan Fink of Winnipeg, struggled briefly before downing Lou Dugre and his New Brunswick rink from Chatham 12-5 in the The men's week is Tom Adams who struck a solid blow on behalf oi the southpaws with a bang- up performance in Gordie's he rolled 253, 281 and a juicy 388 for a 922 triple, his best showing of the campaign Women's bowler-of-the- week honors belong to Betty DionnC who was well over her 134 average in Martiniz- iiig with games of 201, 277 and MS for a 763 triple And last week was some kind of a week wiUi no less than four bowlers gaining entrance into the exclusive 800 Triple Club Besides Bill Cook and Tom Adams, Sam Girardl also made the grade with 291, 250 and 378 for a 919 in Green's Shoes and Francis Higa with 290, 380 and 244 for a 914 in JCCA. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) Centre fielder Bobb Murcer signed a con tract today for the 1973 Amer can League baseball season New York Yankees announced Murcer, 28, who is startin liis fifth full season, became tl third Yankee to sign for at lea a season. The other h 1 were Joe DiMaggio and Micke Mantle. Named Salesman of the Month LOUIS IAROCK Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile is pleased to announce that Louis Larock has again ac- hieved the honor of "SALES- MAN OF THE MONTH" for February, 1973.. Louis has had a wealth of experience in the automobile industry. He welcomes his many friends and customers to come in and see the new 1973 cars and trucks. As an experienced transportation expert his advice to you is with Beny You'll BENYfit. BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE OK SUPERMARKET CAR LOT PHONE 328-1101 Coming your way soon: A chance to do exciting things. A chance fo go places. See your military career counsellor. LETHBRIDGE March 7th and 8th, 1973 Bridge Town House Motel 12 noon lo 8 p.m. Or, if you prefer to serve in your own communilyapplyforCanada's Reserve Forces at your local Reserve Unit today. tTtie Canadian Armed Give it some thought. Herman's, Weltcrlich wins easily Herman's Upholstery and Welterllch earned 5-0 victories in City Broomball League ac- tion Sunday. Robert Mclicden rifled in a hat-trick to give Herman's their Ml win over Honda while Guen- tcr Duda and Roger Handley added singles. Gus Fomradas was the big gun for Welterllch's 5-fl deci- sion over Knight Clubbers as he blasted home three goals. Tom Beresnak and Adam Ruth chipped in with solo ef- forts. A two-goal performance by Roger Rombough lifted Fiorino Rovers to a 3-1 verdict over the Red Devils. Teammate Allan Pennington aided with a single marker while Stan Adams replied for the Devils. In another league game, Har- vey Nikkei and Doug Hull tal- lied a goal apiece and paced Southern Signs to a 2-0 shutout over Local 740. In the final game of the even- ing, the Liberty Boilers< and Correctional Institute battled to 3 M deadlock. Willy Brccs and Dwight Mc- Knight handled the scoring for the Boilers while P. Kirrmaier and F. Many Fires scored Tor the Institute. In the south zone final in the Women's Grand Chal- lenge rolloffs, two Leth- bridge teams earned berths in the Alberta final in Red Deer next Wednesday Guila Bunnage, Agnes Mac- Donald, Phoebe Nowak, Tami Wakeien and Sally Trone of Doug's Music and Sports League took the first section which the second event, went to Diane Decair, Ethel Har- vie. Adele Pizzingrilli, Gloria Balazs and Jean Armstrong of (ho Morning Coffee League Action this wvjkend will feature youth bowlers as they gun for provincial titlei Mcrlyn Bunnage will travel to Drumheller to compete in the bantam boys' singles and Lori Palmarclrak will be in Medicine Hat for the junior girls' singles The senior final is billed (or Capri with both senior boys' and girls' teams from Capri competing for Alberta crowns .along with John WIMman in the senior boys' singles play opens at 11 a.m. Sunday. BEST BUYS in men's made-to-measure suits for spring Shop around and you'll see very few men's clothing shops can match our low, low prices, and none can match us for quality I While everybody else's In men's league play for the week there were many highlights most notable were Bill Brown with 340 and 770, Gary Tunforidge MO, Reg A mold 312 and an triple, Steve Pedersen 300 and 811, .Tack Smced 361 and 881 and Ivor Carlton with a 755 in Knights of Columbus, Bill Kolysher 310, Jack Smeed 304 and 817, Norman Gyulai 311, Earl Armour 338 and 754, Tak Xalakami 321 and 768, Steve Pedersen an 832, Ken Mai- comson 310 and 816, Ryo Na- gata 805 and Sam Girardi 795, In women's league play, the week's stars in Higa's were Marlcnc Bosch 357 and 734, Edith Voth 307 and 740, Suzan Wolstoncroft 311 and 748 and Barb Scattergood a 750 Pedrini rolled 318, Karen Carlton 300 and Pat Tunstall 299 in Knights ol Columbus with Jean Passcy pacing Speedys with a 334 Bernico Hartley's 200 was high in Simpsons-Sears, Olga LaHocquc 299 in Juniors, Rcna Purchase 293 in Morn- ing Coffee, Mass Goshinmon r.23 and Betty Dionne M5 and 763 in Marlimzing with the all in Gordie's Cliff Block paced Simpson-Sears with 323 and leaders in Green's Shoes were John Rempel 305 and 818, Klaus Witzkc, 307, Jack Pmeed a 797 triple, Sid Pol- lock 327 and 785, Kim Kovacs 343 and B40, Ken Kurtz 306 and 835, Cec Beaudry 314 and 756 Jon Enander's 355 and 7CO led Vasa Lodge and Cyril Barnett's 325 was high in Eagles Jim Higa rolled S06 and 809 in JCCA, Lew Mills had a 357 and 830 in Civil Service with Barry Nie- dermier pacing Young Adults with 309 and 764. in Green's turned in by Brenda Pedersen 295 and 747, Dianne Violini a 757, Eleanor DorigatU 777 and C h e r y e Obermeyer 750 Hilda Tin- ordi led NuMode with 297 and Marie Barnett's 284 paced Eagles Dot Sorenson's 297 and Pat Leclaire's 290 topped Sundquist Construction with Dot Miyashiro's 304 high in JCCA Other leaders were Pat Norlin 298 in Doug's, Linda 292 and 819 in Young Adults and 277 in YBC, and Shirley Alexander 313 in CPR. 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