Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
22-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, March 6, 1974 Gervais upset, two unbeaten LONDON, Ont. (CP) One shot restored the confidence of two faltering rinks Tuesday afternoon in the Canadian men's curling championship. Larry McGrath of Kindersley, Sask., and Toronto's Paul Savage had little to cheer about until John Clark of Fredericton knocked Alberta from the unbeaten ranks. "It's 110 per cent better. Now I hope we can put it all together for the rest of the said McGrath after watching Clark knock Alberta's shot rock out with the last stone in the final end to give New Brunswick an 8-6 victory. McGrath had won his first game of the 11-rink round- robin event, 8-4 in 11 ends over Bobby Dillon's Prince Edward Island rink from Charlottetown. He lost both games Monday and had the bye in the early draw Tuesday. LOST FIRST TWO Savage's Ontario the championship for the second straight dropped both Monday games. They rebounded with two wins Tuesday, downing pre- viously unbeaten New Bruns- wick 8-6 in the morning draw and then besting -Jim Arm- strong of Richmond, B.C., 8-3 in the afternoon. Miners in driver seat Miners' Library grabbed a commanding two- .game lead in the City Hockey League championship playoff i finals by drubbing Purity Bottling 11-7 Monday night. The 1973-74 pennant winning Miners are now in the driver's seat as they lead the best of five final series two to none. Bob Bartlett and Jerry .Heck chalked up five points 'each to propel the Miners' 'attack. Gary Bartlett paced the Bottlers with three. Bartlett fired in four goals ;and an assist for the Miners while teammate Heck chipped '.in with a goal and four [helpers. Brian Murkin also helped ithe Miners' cause with a pair .of goals while singles came the sticks of Larry teoulton, Gary Canadine and IKen Hammersted. Bartlett of the Bottlers led teammates with a goal and itwo assists while Wayne ;Lazarick added two goals and went to Chris Wandler, 'Brian Jesson. Tom Yip and Dan Paskuski. The third and possibly final game of the series will be staged at at Henderson Ice Centre tonight. The results left Jim Ursel's Quebec four from Montreal and Don Barr's Glenboro, Man., rink unbeaten in three games. Alberta and New Brunswick were 3-1 with Northern Ontario, B.C. and Ontario at 2-2. Saskatchewan, at 1-2, moved ahead of P.E.I., 1-3; Nova Scotia, 0-3, and Newfoundland, 0-4. In other Tuesday afternoon games, Manitoba stopped Fred Wight of St. John's, Nfld., 7-4, and Quebec scored twice in the 12th end to edge Chucker Ross of Sudbury, Northern Ontario representative, 10-9. Vida no longer blue MESA, Ariz. (AP) Oakland As have called off their search for the old Vida they're excited about the new one. "I've never seen him with such great desire and I guess those are the right pitching coach Wes Stock said after the opening week of spring training. "If I could predict my season performance on how I feel now, I'd say I was going to be a 50-game the left-handed pitcher said. But, he added: "I don't set goals. I just want to be part of the team." And for the first time since 1971, when he was the best pitcher in baseball with a 24-8 record, a 1.82 earned-run Goalies frustrate Bruins, have one tie this month when spring training opened. "I'm not used to being here before March. I might tire out before the season Blue quipped after an early workout at Mesa's Rendezvous Park. Blue held out until late announced he was quitting signing his contract in 1972. Last year, he arrived here in early March after a shorter holdout. This year, he accepted owner Charles O. Finley's offer for an estimated after a three-minute telephone talk. "I guess he was in a good Blue said of Finley. It must have been infectious. Vida Blue, an often-moody young man the past two sea- sons, is in a good mood as his fourth big league season ap- proaches. And he's in excellent shape after a winter that included weight-lifting to strengthen his legs. Tired curler Jim Fetterly, second for the Nova Scotia rink, rests on his bottom during the Canadian men's curling championships at London, Ont., Tuesday. Four 6A' clubs seek berth into provincial finals The 1973-74 Southern Alberta high school "A" boys' basketball zone playoffs will get underway at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Thursday night. Four clubs will take part in the three-day modified double knockout which will determine Southern Alberta's two representatives in the provincial "A" boys' championships to be staged in Calgary next weekend. This year's playoff schedule has been set up a little differently than in years past, in that, the tourney will be run-off at three different locations. The host LCI Rams were unable to use their gymnasium for three' consecutive evenings, due to the staging of the provincial "A" girls' basketball finals, and were therefore forced to look elsewhere. In doing so they acquired the use of the facilities at the Civic Sports Centre and the Winston Churchill High School. As it stands now, the opening round will be staged at the LCI Thursday night, the second round at the Civic Centre and the final round at the WCHS. The four Southern Alberta clubs seeking one of two berths into the provincial finals will include the host Rams, Cardston Cougars, Raymond Comets and Magrath Zeniths. Cardston and Comets will officially open the tourney draw at Thursday night while the Bams and Zeniths will follow at Action will switch to the Civic Centre Friday night and P3gs O PREMIER HOMES, IT'S ALL HERE NOW We understand buying a new mobile home is an important family decision. And it ought to be fun. 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Meanwhile the Southern Alberta "A" high school's jun- ior varsity teams will also see action during the three days. The junior varsity teams or better known as "B" teams will stage their 1973-74 championship playoff finals prior to the "A" series game. The four clubs participating in the "B" league championships will include the Magrath Eagles, Raymond Mustangs, Cardston Wildcats and Catholic Central Flyers. Magrath and Raymond will officially open the three-day single knockout championship playoff series at Thursday night while the second game featuring Cardston and CCHS is slated for Friday night The winners of the two games will advance to the championship final which is scheduled to go at seven o'clock at WCHS Saturday night.