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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta March THI UTHMiDCE HERALD 13 All thats left of Arena is cinders Sugar King series moves to Taber By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer There goes a million mem ories up in The Lethbridge built in fell short of its 50th Friday evening as fire destroyed It hockey fans ttood in awe it the Lethbridge Sugar of the Alberta Junior Hockey League lost a home as the roof and sides of the building fell victim to the names and in the process were forced into a change in venue for the re mainder of their bestofseven semi final series with Edmon ton Maple in the process of finishing the third game in a series when the of unde termined broke Leafs were leading 21 at the just 35 seconds of the Sugar Kings and Leafs were third period had been THE ARENAS LAST ACTION Lethbridge Sugar King netminder John Davidson makes a save on Edmon ton Maple Leafs Ron Smith in second period of Fridays Alberta Junior Hockey league at the Lethbridge The action was the last for the Arena as fire destroyed the Lethbridge the games third period just got under Other Sugar from left to right are Joe Fraser Robertson and Dave Leafs were leadng the game 21 when the fire broke Rangers cant gain ground on Bruins Flyers suffer important loss ANDY CAPP By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Sports Writer New York Rangers have been the almostforgotten contenders as Boston Bruins have domi nated the National Hockey League this Rangers have been pressing the Beantowners to impressive heights throughout most of the and solidified their posi tion as the secondbest team in Wings go against Los Angeles Hie East Friday night with a 72 win over the visiting Philadel phia Flyers in the only sched uled Tonight Chicago Black Hawk move into Montreal against the Toronto Mapte Leafs are host to the recordladen Bruins visit Van couver Detroit Red Buffalo Sabres are at Louis Blues and Minnesota North Stars go against the Pen guins at Montreal is at Pittsburgh Sun day with Toronto at New York and Buffalo at Minnesota in night Afternoon encoun ters include Detroit visiting Cal Profitshairing the anstver Eagleson issues warning warning to his By THE CANADIAN PRESS Alan the wheelerdealer and The Man for players in the National Hockey has is sued a dire Summing his message up in a word The executive director of the NHL Players Association warned in an interview that NHL salaries will reach a ceil ing in the next five to 10 SALE tegular C QC MUSICIAN 13th and 3rd I can see the time coming when the salaries of three or four players could take up the entire budget a club can Boston Bruins would be a good example of Eaglesons statement comes at a time when the Bruins are collectively destroying the NHL record book and Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr have already turned the annual league awards into a tag General managers are noto rious for saying things like sal ary terms were not disclosed when you ask them about money at signing but ev erybody knows Robert Orr and PhillipEsposito get large And you can bet the rest of seek more If you could look 10 years What effect would it have on your business and social life money next Add to this a general dissension among the esser lights and Eaglesons re marks strike ALL WANT MORE Even at the bottom of the ay players are becoming lissatisfied with their ts hard to explain to a player that he shouldnt be getting more money when the club is sacking them The clubs have a Eagleson Despite rising at tendance and big bmmffice re the league needs help from television contracts to pay its Eagleson disclosed Thursday that the CBS television contract for Sunday afternoon games in the United States is only which breaks down to a little more than a year for each of the 14 NHL He guessed that Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Can adiens share in an additional to for Canadian How much more money could you maka this year How much more would you have Your Choice with a ESCORT LIFELIKE Trio LIFELIKE It awing 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into a lateseason tailspin and winding up To forestall any possibility of complacency within the organi zation and the inevitable inju ries that plagued the club that previous Francis made a number midseason One newcomer who has paid off handsomely has been winger Bruce picked from Detroit early in The 31yearold veteran from Ed playing on New Yorks socalled checking line with centre Pete StemkowsM and has been a pleasant surprise to everybody but Fran His two goals against Phila delphia gave MacGregor nine since becoming a Walt Tkaciuk also contributed two goals as New York pulled 16 points ahead of thirdplace Montreal Canadiens but were still 10 behind the Bruins with 10 games remaining on the Pittsburgh Penguins finan ciallyplagued franchise appears to have its future remedied with the announcement in New York by NHL president Clarence Campbell that Management The two clubs will pick up where they left with 19 23 seconds remaining in the tonight in Taber at eight who themselves lost an arena just over two years agreed to the hosting of the two Ian vicepresident of me Alberta Junior League talked with Roy Blais Friday evening and a r r a ngements were made with the Taber of ficals to stage the games at the new Taber Civic The officials of the Taber Recreation Blais in have agreed to let us play the weekend games at theunew said McKen FOURTH GAME TONIGHT ruling on the sit uation for the said that the third period of Fridays game would be played from Lhe 35 second mark and after an intermission the scheduled fourth game of the series would be Lethbridge Sugar King man ager Syd Hall expressed his appreciation to the Taber people when McKenzie an nounced the arrangements at a late hour Its nice to know we can count on the Taber people when we are in a Hall 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 Taber Sugar Kings lead the series 20 after a weekend sweep in Edmonton last week in Ed The Kings chalked up 20 and 63 Friday especially hi the second the Leafs played like they were facing After trailing 10 in the first period as the Kings outshot theucompany the Leafs bottled the locals up in their own end and forced the TIE KINGS UP Leafs aggressiveness paic off as they came up with two unanswered goals in the middle frame and held the lead going into the fateful third Hockey fans and officials agreed on one there was an excellent job done of mov ing the people out of the rink The John Ambulance Bri gade and the two linesmen ir the Bruce Gullett and Jack were instrumen tal in the orderly way in whip the rink was Th fine work of public address an nouncer Hans in keep ing made a big differenci the fans filed out of th burning Its amazing no one wa said one I was Northern Bus Lines of Lett bridge will charter buses to the Sugar King Maple Leaf en counter The buses wil leave the Civi Centre at seven oclock at cost of per All proceeds from the buse will be turned over to th Sugar Kings to defray an losses incurred by the Should a fifth game in th series be necessary it will also be played in the Taber Civi Centre starting at Sunda CCHS vin title girls broadcasting rights with Vanj couver Canucks picking up per haps It would be a lot easier if they the clubs vere all mak ing a year out of The solution to the he is I know that some players would be willing to accept lower salaries if other arrangements could be No player wants to place his club in financial jeopardy by pricing his services beyond what the club can af I really think the guys are prepared to take less money to see the club doesnt get into More sport 14 on Control of East Liver was prepared to make partial purchase of the Tbs currently mil lion in has been operated by the NIIL since last year when Detroit banker Donald Parsons was forced to give up Management Control will as sume joint responsibility for the debt with Tom an owner of Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball who has expressed interest in gaining an NHL franchise for NEW YORK r PHILADELPHIA I First Prricd 1 New luk Neilon 2 2 New MarGerqor 13 Slemkovskl u 26 Penalties Gilbert Nor ton 5 Oupont Uesuk 13 35 Pcricd 3 New York Mor ton Gilbert 5 3J New Hndfielcl 16 Gilbert B 5 New Tkaciuk 23 Fair Balon Morrison 4 Van Impe lo OJ Penalties Van Impe Duponl 16 52 Third New Mac Greqor Philadelphia Ber nier 22 553 Now union M IS 17 Penalties Fcrs ma lor 4 Peters malor 4 Shots on goal by Philadtlphia 13 e 1 New York 13 IS The Catholic Central junio girls basketball club picked u the city championship title la night as they trimmed Patei son The Catholic Central ere who had won the league pen nant with a 51 record gaine revenge over the Paterso girls along with the title las Patcrson was the only tear able to beat the CCHS girl this Liz Kapland paced lie wir ncrs with nine points in th hardfought NER i WALK MILES AN V MILK LOOK IN1 F KRWTH alters lose another one Wests absence is felt By THE CANADIAN PRESS Jerry Wests value has never jeen in but Los Ange es Lakers are feeling the bite f his The allstar guard was lost for le season to the National Bas cetball Association Lakers six ames ago and they have lost ive of their starts Their latest setback came Fri ay night at the hands of Buf alo Don Mays 23 points and 19 by Bob Kauff man led the first expan ion team ever to win in Los Angeles In other games Atlanta Braves toppled Cleveland Cava iers Cincinnati Royals downed Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls overwhelmed Phoenix Suns San Fran cisco Warriors bounced Seattle SuperSonics 11193 and Detroit istons held off Portland Trail Blazers Atlanta was paced by Pete Maravich and Walt Bellamy with 28 points The Rovals kept their playoff hopes Tom Van Arsdales 31 points led Cincinnati against a Boston club playing without Jo Jo their outstanding rookie guard who was filling a marine corps reserve commit strengthen their playoff spot over The Bulls now have a three game advantage in the Midwest The San Francisco victory re duced their magic number for a playoff berth in Un Pacific Di vision to three Jeff Mul lins with 30 points and 27 by Nate Thurmond paced the War riors over Taber planning Pee Wee event sparked by Chet Walker and Bobby Weiss early in the away third pulled from the Suns to Demand refund TORONTO CP Angry boxing fans besieged the box office of a downtown theatre demanding refunds after the opening of a motionpicture version of the recent heavyweight box ing championship between Joe Frazier and Muham mad Billed as the super battle of the the produc distributed by Ciner ama was de scribed in advertisements as direct from every thrilling b 1 o w b y But who paid a saw only seven of the 15 rounds and all of those in TABER HNS Plans are ow being finalized for a 32 eam pecwee hockey tourna ment which will bring some 550 slayers and 175 adult support ers to Taber during the Easter weekend commencing Thurs day April 8 and ending Mon day the Organizer Joe Orban says that entries to date have been up to expectations with a team coming from West a suberb of Los Califor This team will play exhibi tion games both to and from the Teams have now been regis in addition to West Co from H i n t o Dray ton Valley and with others expected from other Alberta and some Saskatchewan cen Sponsors for the tournament are Tabers Minor Hockey As Taber and the Taber and District Recrea tion Orban said that the commit tee is working on a bud get including crests and tro Two divisions will tro phies going to winning teams and and runners inbothAandB sec tions Filling hi the week previous to the a midget hockey tournament boys 15 and 16 will be held April The peewee players are boys in the 11 and 12 age Also as a Sunday April 4 will see a Jaycees1 sponsored international all with teams rom Alberta and Montana it Details of the xnirnev are yet to be SPRING SPECIAL In Effect Until April 30 we supply the Brake Shoes we will machine the drums for EACH PIUS REARC THE 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