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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March 1>, 1971 - THI UTHBRIDGE H�RAID - 13 All thafs left of Arena is cinders Sugar King series moves to Tal)er By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer "There goes a million memories up in smoke." The Lethbridige Arena, built ia 1922, feU short of its 60th oolverciaty Friday evening as fire destT..'-----.----�- il'.T?."". I*" wto aner year* el raiiiieir�TiT�VMrTment�"'i!J �X ramM of tGrnperBluraa and wear. The LIFELIKE hit now mnda all ottiw ft^'/Pi^i^P, �I?A'?J?1_T� AnWM'onJn l!alrplaoS;%''M nattil�S!i| Miir^nin^L^MP'SP/JiilV. 8oIantineally natehad hair la Impiantad hair CfJL.'iii.'i.'!?" Pllabit baa*, tha ealpr o� your akin. Every Jii looka IIKa It'a growing out of your acalp. SEEINQ IS BELIEVIHGI '  Wear "LIFEUKE" 24 houre through all "acHvlttoa'* 1>��MAIL NOW FOR PQEE PETA)L&...j money next season. Add to this a general dissension among the lesser lights and Eagleson's remarks strike home. ALL WANT MORB "Even at the bottom of the pay scale, players are becoming dissatisfied with their salaries. It's hard to explain to a player that he shouldn't be getting more money when the club is packing them in." The clubs have a problem, Eaigleson said. Despite rising attendance and big box-office receipts, the league needs Help from television contracts to pay its players. Eagleson disclosed Thursday that the CBS television contract for Sunday aKemoon games in the United States is only $750,000, which breaks down to a little more than $53,000 a year for each of the 14 NHL clubs. He guessed that Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Can-adiens share in an additional $500,000 to $750,000 for Canadian broadcasting nights with Vancouver Canucks picking up perhaps $250,000. "It would be a lot easier if they (the clubs) were all making $1,500,000 a year out of TV." The solution to the dilemma, he said, is pnofit-sWaring. "I know that some players wouW be willing to accept lower salaries if otlier arrangements could be made. No player wants to place his dub in financial jeopardy by pricing his services beyond what the club can afford. 'I really think the guys are prepared to take less money to see that the club doesn't get into trouble." CiR ESCORT 101 101 Penthousa Towert 921 7th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta Ph. 363-8274 I to: am escort �f, ^"^p'- _ ! I Royal Bank Bldg., Cdmonlon, WbMM  ! Please aend me FREE full detalla on S 5 ESCORT LIFELIKE, wliliout obltgaUon on � i my part, In plain snvslopa, [name................................................... BTBEET.................. More sport on page 14 ifomia Golden Seals and St. Louis in Chicago. Although not counted on to threaten the Boston club, the New Yorkers contlnUied their impressive h o m e -i c e record with tlieir 25th victory against only one loss and seven ties this year. HAD HOPES BEFORE Emile Francis, Rangers' general manager and coach, had early visions of a possible letdown by the New Yorkers who led the East Division through much of 1969-70 before going into a late-season tailspin and winding up fourth. To forestall any possibility of complacency within the organt zation and the inevitable injuries that plagued the club that previous year, Francis made a number of mid-season changes. One newcomer who has paid off handsomely has been winger Bruce MacGregor, picked from Detroit early in February. The 31-year-old veteran from Edmonton, playing on New York's so-called checking line with centre Pete StemkowsU and Ted Irvine, has been a pleasant surprise to everybody but Francis. His t^vo goals against Philadelphia gave MacGregor nine since becoming a Ranger. Walt Tkaczuk also contributed two goals as New York pulled 16 points ahead of third-place Montreal Canadiens but were still 10 behind the Bruins with 10 games remaining on the schedule. Pittsburgh Penguins' financially-plagued franchise appears to have its future remedied with the announcement in New York by NHL president Clarence Campbell that Management Control Corp., of East Liverpool, Ohio, was prepared to make partial purchase of the club. Tb,e team, currently $5.2 mil' lion in debt, has been operated by the NHL since, last year when Detroit banker Donald Parsons was forced to give up ownership. Management Control will assume joint responsibility for the debt with Tom Cousins, an owner of Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association, who has expressed interest in gainuig an NHL franchise for Atlanta. NEW YORK 7 PHILADELPHIA 1 First Period - I New York, Tksc-luk 22 (Nellson) 3M2,- 2. New York. AAacGergor 13 (Rolfe, Stemkowskl) 14:26. Penalties - Gllljert 1:07, Hor. ton 5:00, Dupont 7:44, Lesuk 13:38. Second Period - 3. New York Morton 2 (Ratelle, Gilbert) 5:34; 4. New York, Hadtleld 16 (Ratelle, Gilbert) 8:32; 5. New York, Tkaczuk 23 (Falr-balrn, Balon) 12:11; 6. Philadelphia, Morrison 4 (Peters, Van Impel 16:04. Penalties - Van Impe 16:51, Dupont 16:52. Third ''eriod - 7. New York, MacGregor 14, 1:1P; 8. Philadelphia Ber-nier 22 (Johnson, SchnnauU) 5:53; 9. New York, Balon 36 (Rolfe, Fairbaim) 15:17. Penalties - Egers minor, ma-'or 4:11, Peters ma|or 4:11. Shots on goal by Philadelphia........ 13 � 6-37 New York.......... 12 IS 9-39 Anend�nce-17,2JO. The two clubs will pick up where they left off, with minutes, 25 seconds remaining in the game, tonight in Taber at eight o'clock. Taber, who themselves lost an arena just over two years ago, agreed to thb hosting of the two games. Ian MdCenzie, vice-president of the Alberta Junior League talked with Roy Blais Friday evening and arrangements were made with the Taber of-ficals to stage the games at the new Taber Civic Centre. "The officials of the Taber Recreation BosarA, Mr. Blais in particular, have agreed to let us play the weekend games at their new rink," said McKen-zie. FOURTH GAME TONIGHT McKenzie, ruling on the situation for the league, said that the third period of Friday's game would be piayCd from the 35 second mark and after an intermission the scheduled fourth game of the series would be played. Lethbridge Sugar King manager Syd Hall expressed his appreciation to the Taber people when McKenzie announced the arrangemients at a late hour meeting. 'It's nice to know we can coimt on toe Taber people wlien We are in a bind," Hall stated When the Taber rink burned down the Sugar Kings did their part to help in the rebuilding fund drive and that must have been fresh in the memories of the Tat)er people. Sugar Kings lead the series 2-0 after a weekend sweep in Edmonton last week in Edmonton. The Kmgs chalked up 2-0 and 6-3 triumphs, Friday night, especially in the second period, the Leafs played like they were faring elimination. After trailing 1-0 in the first period as the Kings outshot their company 1-4-6, the Leafs bottled the locals up in their own end and forced the play. TIE KINGS UP Leafs' aggressiveness paid off as they came up with two unanswered goals in the middle frame and held the lead going into the fateful third period. Hockey fans and officials agreed on one thing, tfaene was an excellent job done of moving the people out of the rink. The St. John Ambulance Brigade and the two linesmen in the game, Bruce Gullett and Jack Sumner, were instrumental in the orderly way in which the rink was evacuated. Tlie fine work of public address announcer Hans DeGroot, in keeping calm, made a big difference as the fans filed out of the burning building. "It's amazing no one was hurt," said one bystander. It was indeed, amazing. Northern Bus Lines of Lethbridge will charter buses to the Sugar King - Maple Leaf encounter tonight. The buses wl'I leave the Civic Centre at seven o'clock at cost of $2 per person. All proceeds from the buses will be turned over to the Sugar Kings to defray any losses incurred by the fire. Should a fifth game in the series be necessary it will also be played in the Taber Civic Centre starting at two, Sunday afternoon. CCHS girls win title The Catholic Central Junior gh-ls basketball club picked up the city championship title last night as they trimoiedi Pater-son 22-19. The Catholic Central crew wh)o had won the league pennant with a 5-1 record gained revenge over the Paterson girl's along with the title last' night. Paterson was the only team able to beat the CCHS girl's this season. Liz Kapland paced the winners with nine points in the hard-fought victory. ANDY CAPP .\>ti( t Or ^^OH^riMmi t>IWTSEE NER.'I WALK MILES AN\ MILES LOOKIN' F'Vfff.AN' >P WHAT?-THE SHOtK WHY IS IT THAT PEOPLE WHO &ET SHOCKE&'K? EASV GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO 'V-^^^" ,^^C5^ RN& THINGS '^1 i Lakers lose another one West's absence is felt By THE CANADIAN PRESS Jenry West's value has never been in question, but Los Angeles Lakers are feeling toe Mte of his loss. The all-star guaird was lost for the season to toe National Basketball Association Lakers six games ago and they have lost five of toieir starts since. Tlieir latest setback came Frl day night at the hands of Buffalo Braves, 116-109. Don May's 23 points ajnd 19 by Bob Kauff-man led the Braves, first expansion team ever to win in Los Angeles Forum. In other games Atlanta Braves toppled Cleveland Cavaliers 119-107, Cincinnati Royals downed Boston Celtics 124-108, Chicago Bulls overwhelmed Phoenix Suns 116-92, San Francisco Warriors bounced Seattle SiQjeriSoinics 111-98 and Detroit Pistons held off Portland Trail Blassera 133-129. Atlanta was paced by Pete Maravich and Walt Bellamy with 28 points each. The Royals kept their playoff hopes alive. Tom Van Arsdale's 31 pointe led Cincinnati aigaiin a Boston club playing without Jo Jo White, their outstanding rookie guard who was filling a mwine corps reserve conmiit-ment. Ch&cago, sparked by Chet Walker and Bobby Weiss early in toe third duarter, pulled away ftx>m the Sun* to Demand refund TORONTO (CP) - Angry boxing fans besieged toe box office of a downtown theatre Friday, demanding refunds after the opening of a motion-picture version of the recent heavyweight boxing championship between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. . Billed as "toe super battle of the century," the production, distributed by Ciner-ama Releasing, was described in advertisements as "direct from ringside- every thrilling moment, round-by-round, blow-by-blow." But patrons, who paid $1.50 a seat, saw only seven of the 15 rounds and not all of those in full. strengthen thdr playoff spot over Phoenix. The Bulls now have a three-game advantage in the Midwest Division. The San Frandsco victory re- duced theh" magic number for a playoff berto in to3 Pacific Division to three games. Jeff Mul-lins with 30 polnte andl 27 by Nate Thurmond paced the Warriors over Seattle. Taber planning Pee Wee event TABER (HNS) - Plans are now bedng finalized for a 3^ team pee-wee hockey tournament which will bring some 550 players and 175 adult siqyport-ers to Taber during the Easter weekend commencing- Thursday, April 8 and endlDg Monday the 12th. Organizer Joe Orbao Jr. says that entries to date have been up to expectations with a team coming from West Covina. a suberb of Los Angeles, California. This team will play exhibition games enroute, boto to and from the tournament. Teams have now been registered, in addition to West Covina, from Calgary, T r o c h u, H i n 10 n, Bentley, Brocket, Brooks, Lethbridge, Drayton Valley and Taber, with otoers expected from . other Alberta and some Saskatchewan centres. Sponsors for the tournament are Taber's Minor Hockey Association, Taber Jaycees, and the Taber and District Recreation Board. Orban said that the oonunit-tee is working on a $2,000 budget including crests and trophies. Two divisions will play, trophies going to winning teams and individuals, and rtmners-up, in both A and B sections-Filling In the week previous to the tournament, a midget hockey tournament (boys 15 and 16) will be held Saturday, April 3. Tlie pee-wee players are boys in the 10, 11 and 12 age group. 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