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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE IETHBRIDGE HSRMD Mendny, March 1971 Rustlers stop Cougars twice Kings come home two games up SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONS The Stirling Lakers won the Southwest Zone B Boys basketball championship Saturday. The winners are, front row, left to right, Brian Nelson, equipment, Brian Peterson, Brent Hergot, Gordon Pingilly and Desmond McKee. Back row, left to right, Jack Hicken, coach, Gory Nilsson, Larry Webster, Fred Romeril, Ferris Zougg, Spencer Zaugg, Paul Zaugg and Kent Wood assistant coach. Lakers edge Picture Butte in final Stirling reigns in Southwest By LLOYD YAMAGISIII Herald Sports Writer The Stirling Lakers came up with an electrifying second half finish and captured the South- west Zone "B" Boys Basket- ball Tournament play-off cham- pionship held at the Winston Churchill High School Saturday night. The Lakers came back from an ll-point deficit at half time to trim the Picture Sugar Kings 46-42 in the championship final, allowing themselves a crack at the Alberta title next weekend. Enroute to the championship final the Lakers side-lined the Fort Macleod Flyers 5M5 in their tourney opener and kept alive their bid for the title by squeezing past the Vairehall Vikings 56-53 Saturday after- noon. Meanwhile the Picture Butte Sugar Kings on their road to the final match trimmed the Kate Andrews Gaels of Coal- dale 56-53 Friday night and used a foul shot to nick the host Winston Churchill Bull- dogs 44-43 Saturday afternoon in the semi-finals. In the championship final Saturday night the Picture Butte squad started out quickly and picked up a five-point lead after the first quarter of play. They padded the lead by six be- fore" half time and carried a 26- 15 margin going into the sec- ond half. Coach John Hicken was key factor in the Lakers' come- back victory as he constantly urged his players to put forth the extra effort. As the third quarter conclud- ed the Lakers cut the deficit down to six points and contin- ued to chip away the Sugar Kings' Jead until'the 3'30 mark of the final session. At this time the Lakers grabbed share of the lead for the first time in the contest as the Scoreboard read 4MO During these last three anc a half minutes the action got hot and heavy with both clubs trying desperately to gam con- trol of the ball. The Lakers pushed their load to 4240 and hit once more for a 44-40 lead. Picture Butte came back with two points nuickly but watched Gordon Penguilly cruise in for an easy two-point lay-up. Paul ;augg "put the icing on the cake" as he swished two foul shots to allow his club the four point difference. By then it was just a matter of 30 seconds be- fore they accepted the cham- pionship trophy. The Lakers hit on 68 per cent of their shots while the Sugar Kings managed baskets 44 per cent of the time. Brent Hergot was outstanding for the Lakers hooping 19 poults while Paul Zaugg chipped in with 14. Randy Karren was high man Comets clinch play-off berth In Raymond the Comets picked up a play-off spot in the provincial "A" Boys final which will be held In Calgary next weekend while the Catholic Cen- tral Cougars' season came to an end. After two days of play in the Southern Alberta "A" Bojs' Basketball Tournament play- off held in Raymond the Com- ets cruised to two straight vic- tories for the berth in the Al- berta finals. Friday night the Comets blistered the backboards and came up with a 6549 victory over the Cougars while Satur- day night they repeated their strong performance with a 6445 trouncing over the Magrath Ze- niths. The Cougars on the otter hand suffered one of their toughest setbacks of the sea- son as they were trimmed 3S-36 by the LCI Rams eliminating them from further action. The Rams and the Zeniths each have a chance to win the final play-off spot though a: both clubs have only lost once in the double knockout affai. They meet tonight. Rams were dropped 41-30 by the Zeniths in the tourney open- er Friday night while the Zen- J a c k Gorrie's Lethbridge i tish could not overcome the rink retained the Alberta i powerful Comets' attack Satur- day. In Saturday's action the Cou gars trailed the Rams 17-15 a half time but could not over- come the two point difference Local rink triumphs Army, Navy and Air Force curling championship over the weekend at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Gome, last year s dominion champ, and his mates emerged before the sounded, from the ''B" division to stop Calgary twice and earn a trip to Vancouver for the dominion final. With Gorrie on his rink were Tony Coutts. Joe Seaman and Tom Lewko Bryce Thomson led the Rams attack with 17 points while Hick Andreachuk chipped in with In the Raymond Magrath encounter the Zeniths trailei I the Comets 29-23 at half time Sugar Kings leading 27-25. or Picture Butte with 15 points vhile Ned Bosjnak added 14. In the Consolation match the host Bulldogs picked up a stunning 72-58 victory over the Vauxhall Vikings as they also ime back to beat their oppon- ents. The Bulldogs led 22-19 at half jme but found themselves trad- ing 4948 after the third quar- ;er. The final quarter was com- pletely dominated by the Bull- dogs though, as they outscored the Vikings 24-9. Stu Dow led the Bulldogs with 16 points but was follower, closely by Ken Nakama who netted 14. Gary Gillespie rammed home 30 points for the Vikings which was a tournament high. In the two semi-final matches earlier in the day the Vikings fourth quarter effort fell shor of the mark and they conse- quently suffered a 56-53 setback to Stirling. At half time the Lakers held a 33-27 lead and could only in crease it by two going into thi final frame. Down by eight a this time the Vikings gave i their all but could not cater the Lakers before the gam ended Paul Zaugg lor! HIP Laker with 15 points while G o rd o Pengilly and Desmond McKe chipped in with 13 and 12 points respectively. For the Vikings Lynn Jacob son swished 17 points while Roc Mattson notched 15 and Alliste McNiven 12. Foul shots decided the win ner in the other semi-final counter as the Winston Church ill Bulldogs, who held a slim 43-42 lead over the P i c t u r Butte Sugar Kings, were by passed when the Kings sun the two shots. The contest was a back-am forth affair as they were tie 15-15 at half time. The situalio didn't change much by the en of the third frame with th EDMONTON went just fine." It was a happy Hall, manager of the Lethbridge Sugar Kings Sunday, after his club had opened a two-game lead in the best-of-seven Al- berta Junior Hockey League semi-f i n a 1 over Edmonton Maple Leafs. Kings travelled to Edmonton on the weekend and came home with 2-0 and 6-3 victories. "The nice thing about it continued Hall, "is that we have the next three games at home." The locals will host the Leafs Friday, Saturday and Sunday if necessary. The Fri- ay and Saturday games are et for the Arena at with unday's action ready to go at wo. In the other semi-final Red ieer Rustlers belted Calgary lount Royal Cougars twee. The Rustlers won S-2 Saturday nd 8-3 Sunday to also take a vo-game lead. "We're in good sliape for the ext added Hall. The lub, according to the man- ger, came away from the two ames fit. Hall was more than pleased with the performance of right- McCrea and ehninder John Davidson. McCrea and Davidson com- ined Saturday night and were ignificant powers Sunday. "McCrea was flying on the said Hall. "He play- ed the best games he has play- ed this year. As for I a 11 went on, "he was out- itanding." Sugar Kings were mtshot in both games by the Blaney, Al Po'lock ana Bill j and his second, in the final 20 minutes of play, gave the Rust- There were nine penalties. Icrs an unassailable 3-1 mar- six to Calgary, with Red Deer scoring two power-play goals, one by Stumpf and one by Dempster. Saturday Dwayne Bol- cowy scored twice to lead the Rustlers. Bolkowy's first goal snapped a 1-1 tie in the second period Along with Gorrie and the land could not close the six I Jack Chjmboruk topped th Calgary entry a second Leth- bridge rink, skipped by Ray Culley a: completed the down. point gap. I Bulldogs' scoring with 15 poin Llojd Fairbanks was brilliant I while Barry Hughes hit for 1 nd an Edmonton entry for the Comets hooping 34 big for the Sugar Kings four-rink play- move. rr fnthf in- m o.v in Show yourself, as the opportunity to see new Atmod Forces places. m ,-j il The Military f.nreer Coui- rlfrn ip'intry tMinmq m seller wH live ill !M s world o: action t.ics on the interested in you your move. points whJe Gary Williams chipped in with 12. Don Hamilton shone for the Zeniths an in point outing while Craig Leishman manag- ed 10 in a losing cause. The Si'rlmg Lakers will no represent the Southwest "E Bovs Conference in the Alber' gin. Brian Ogilvie, Mickey Unger and Dempster scored the other Red Deer goals and Al Pollock and Darj'l Goss were the Calgary marksmen. Dale Kenwood made 36 saves for Red Deer and Scott Darling made 30 for Calgary. Nineteen penalties w e handed oui in the rough-and- tumble game, including three game misconducts. Gary Pozzo of Calgary and Wayne Savill of Red Deer each took a game misconduct for fighting in the third period, Calgary's Howie Colbourne re- ceived his after throwing a stick into the crowd and then engaging in excessive arguing. Win title up north Queens Alberta champs The LCI Clipper Queens tra- velled to Edmonton over the weekend and came home with their fifth Alberta Girls Basket- ball title in nine years with them. For their efforts the Clipper Queens were awarded the J. Percy Page trophy. Meanwhile in Grande Prairie the Alberta B high school girls' The Clipper Queens had no basketball championship went Camro'se, wlu'c roblems in regaining their Lacombe Saturday ruglit with Queen Elizabel finals which SCORES TWICE McCrea was the only scorer Saturday night as the Sugar Kings blanked the Maple Leafs -0. Flawless goaltending by both teams kept the first period scoreless and McCrea connect- ed on both his goals in the sec- ond when Edmonton had play- ers on the bench serving minor penalties. The scoreless third period woduced a shutout for Sugar King goalie Davidson. He faced 36 shots from Edmonton of- fenders, nine more than Larry Henrick had to cope with at the other end of the ice. Each squad picked up nine minor penalties. Meanwhile Sunday Sugar Kings opened a two-game lead after they downed Maple Leafs 6-3. The Maple Leafs outshot the Sugar Kings 39-30, but also took 13 of 17 penalties, including a game misconduct to Glen Kosak in the second period. The teams battled through a scoreless first period, but Leth- bridge led 3-1 at the end of the second. Gary Paskuskt, McCrea, Dave George, Handy Andrea- chuk, Fraser Robertson and Len Chalmers scored for the Locals. Craig Styles, Terry Smith and Randy Smith got the Ed- monton markers. Sunday Wynn Dempster tied an Alberta Junior League scoring five goals as Rustlers whipped Calgary Cougars. Dempster tied the goal-scor- ing record held by Corey Mar- tin of Red Deer, set in 1966-67, and Garry Unger of the Cal- gary Buffaloes, now with St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. Red Deer has a 2-0 lead in (he series, with the next games in Calgary Tuesday and Thurs- day. Other Red Deer scorers were Mickey Girard, Doug Stumpf and Brian Ogilvie as Rustlers probl title they had lost last year as they trounced all three oppon- ents they had to face. In their opener the girls hammered Calgary Bowness 41- 19 while in their second match they dumped Salsibury 43-30. Ineke Lohius led the Clipper Queens against Bowness with 17 big points while Shelly Whitelaw and Valerie Orr paced the LCI crew against Salisbury both hooping 10 points. In the provincial champion- ship final the Clipper Queens met head-on with Grande Prai- rie and clobbered them 44-21. At half time the local gals held a solid 20-9 lead which virtually meant a strangle hold on the title. Shelly Whitelaw came up with an outstanding individual effort notching 17 points while Joan Foster chipped in with eight. Taber held event most successful The Taber Community Cen- tre was the scene of an ama- teur boxing seminar Friday night and all day Saturday which was culminated by a Id- bout boxing card Saturday night. Instructor at the seminar was Major A. "Ozzie'1 Osland, an internationally qualified boxing official who has judged at the Pan American, British Empire and Canada Games, Seventeen men from Calgary. Lethbridge, Medicine Hat an( Taber attended the course. The seminar served the pur pose of orienting those presenl with the amateur rules thai govern Canadian and interna- tional amateur boxing. Those present put their newly acquired knowledge to use as they judged and ret ereed the boxing card S'atur day night. Close to 500 boxing fans were in attendance. Heavyweight Warren Aman iuk of the Taber boxing club scored the upset of the nigh as he took a points verdic over Edmonton's Jerry Day, present Alberta amateur heavyweight champion. Three bouts ended inside the three round limit. Tom Gcncrt, Taber, was declared the win- l be held at the! led 4-1 at the end of the first Winston Churchill High School I period and 6-3 after the second. next weekend. Calgary scorers were Doug a 43-35 victory over Winston Churchill of Lethbridge in ths final game of a nine team tourney. The consolation final in the two-day event was won by ich beat Calgary's :th 37-2'i. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Eait Division Boston York Aontreal crcnto Buffalo Detroit Chicago Louis Lis Anceles T F A Pt 10 7 324 166 103 41 Id 11 216 Id? 93 34 IB 12 236 174 60 33 27 6221 IB! 72 18 M 1317724? 49 19 35 10175236 48 18 4Q 171 2J5 41 Wcit Division 42 IS 8237154 92 27 21 16 174 U8 70 3d 20 14163 197 24 29 12 178 190 60 20 30 16 1B3 175 56 18 34 12 189 252 48 NHL LEADERS: :Sposito, B..... Orr, B Bucyk B Hodae, B R. Hull, C lilman, T cashman, B ion, T J lil 256 39 G A Pis Piml 57 67 124 58 32 84 114 79 M 53 94 51 40 53 93 93 40 44 84 30 29 47 76 2.1 20 50 70 85 34 35 69 2 Belivwu, M......... 21 44 65 NY....... 20 42 62 38 Htanfleld, B 20 42 62 10 AMERICAN LEAGUE Eastern Division W L T F A Pt Montreal 24 25 12 191 200 60 Quebec 23 24 13 177 188 59 ipringfield 22 30 8 200 248 52 'rovidence 20 26 11 194 215 51 Western Division Baltimore 35 15 7 220 171 77 Cleveland 29 22 7 216 167 65 ;hev 22 27 10 188 183 Rochester 21 27 10 17! 192 52 WESTERN LEAGUE Thunder Bay 6 Marrs 5 Marrs leads best-of-seven final 1-1 Manitoba Junior West KHdonan 3 St. Boniface 1 St Boniface leads best of tcvsn quarter-finals 3-1 Wmnipea 7 St James 4 St. James leads best-of-ssven quar- 4.'- Selkirk 6 Portage la Prairls i bflkirk leads best-of-seven quarter- final 3-1 Saskatchewan Junior Humholdt 6 Saskatoon 3 Saskatoon leads best-of-seven semi- final 3-2 weyburn 7 Melville 1 Weyburn leads best-of-seven semi- final 3-2 British Columbia Junior Kamloops 3 Chilliwack 1 Vancouver 8 Penticton 7 Western college British Columbia 7 Manitoba i B L wins best-of-three final 2-0 SATURDAY National Montreal 8 Los Angeles I L T F A PIS 37 15 6 238 173 80 23 23 10 213 197 2fi 25 8 205 209 60 21 26 12 204 20B 5J 22 27 6 175 200 18 36 ner over Blair more Eddie Machin of when the referee stopped the contest in the sec- ond round. Blairmore's Carmen Rinkc took one round to beat Tim Coombs of Taber as the referee again stopped the bout. Portland Diego Phoenix Denver Seattle Spit Lake City SUNDAY National Montreal 4 Detroit 1 Minnesota 3 Philadelphia 1 California 3 Pittsburgh 3 New York 4 Los Angeles Boston 4 St. Louis 1 Buffalo 6 Vancouver 3 American Montreal 5 Providence 3 Springfield 3 Quebec 3 Cleveland 2 Rochester 2 Western Denver 3 Seattf 2 Eastirn New Haven 7 Syracuse 2 Clinton 2 Long Island 1 New Jer-ev 8 Johnstown 3 Salem 10 Nashville 4 Charlotte 13 Jacksonville 3 Central Kansas Cilv t Amanllo 1 Dallas 6 Tulsa 3 Omaha 5 Oklahoma 2 International Muskeoon 6 Port Huron 3 Fort Wayne 5 Dayton 2 Western International Spokane 9 carnbrook 1 Spokane leads best-of-seven semi-ti- nal 2-1 Alberta Senior Drumheller 5 Edmonton 4 Drumheller leads besl at seven semi-final 2-1 Saskatchewan Senior Regina 8 Kenora Manitoba Sr 3 Metope Jaw 7 St. Boniface Manitoba Sr. 4 Western Canada Flon 10 Brandon S Saskatoon 4 Winnipeg 3 FttiTontcn 9 1 Calgary 5 Swift Current 3 Alberta Junior Rod Deer 8 Calgary 3 Red Deer leads test-of-seven semi- final 20 Leth'-ndo" 6 Edmonton 3 Lethbridge leads best-of-seven semi final 20 New York 2 Detroit 2 P-stcn 6 Pittsburgh 3 Minnesota 3 Vancouver 1 California 4 phiiadc'phia 4 American Cleveland 3 1 Springfield 5 Baltimore 2 Western Portland 6 Salt Lake 2 San Diega 5 3 Eastern New Haven A Clinton 4 Long Island 5 New Jersey 3 jrhrstm 5 Syracuse 2 Charlotte 13 Jacksonville 1 Central Dallas 8 Amanllo 3 5 Fort WortH 4 Kansas City 7 Oklahoma 1 Dayton 1 Port Huron 0 Des Mcmcs 7 Hint 0 4 189 237 40 Muskegon 7 Toledo 1 I international Nelson 6 Kimberiey i Nelson toads best-ol-seven semi 2 1 nal Saskatchewan Senior Regma 8 Bonifaca Manitoba Sr 5 Moose Jaw 8 Kenora Manitoba Jr 1 Western Canada Estevan 5 Medicine Hat 4 Alberta Junior Lethhrida? 2 Edmonton 0 LeJhbridge leads best-of-seven 1-0 Stops Tciley in playoff Duguid retains Canadian crown and look after >ou. You tl the of 30 ,iv; each year. As well BRIDGE TOWN HOUSE MOTEL 12 Noon to 3 p m Tuixrinv Mnr Q and Wednesday, Mar. 10, 1971. QUEBEC fCP i Diigind flies to Mcgcve, France. Friday to defend the world curling championship he at Utica, N Y., last year. But between now and then, he mil probably gue considerable thought to one of the strangest v.ceks he lias spent at the game since ho became a competitive curler almost 20 years ago DugUKi, load V. wvly Wood. srconri Jim Pettapiecc and third KM Hunter, all from Winni- ng's Granite Club, won the Ca- nadian curhnq championship for the second-straight j 'I hey did it i-y defeating Bill Iho Northern Ontario l representative from Thunder 11-6 in the avrmd game of tropic, since Ifiil7 15v the same seventh-end three-count ''Once token. Duffiud's vicloty was only the srsth time the same .skip had won the national title Uo running. For auluie. it appeared Tetley I would go all the way to gne Northern Onlann its first cham- pionship since He led 2-0 sf.fr three ends as ho coiuitc.l smiles in t'le first ;mii 111.id But PumtKl came .back with inn in the fouilh end lo IIP !h? ?.in e The M