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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March M, 197J THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Haga upsets Henderson., wins Elks championship Vcrnol Haga of Vulcan upset, the applecart at Ihc annual Elks Bonspiel which wrapped up Sunday at tlio Lethbridge Curling Club. Haga dumped Scolt Hender- son of Lclhbriclge 0-7 in the final of the number one Dennis A. Johnson Memorial event, Haga, with mates Bob Steph- NUMBER ONE WINNERS Vernal Haga of Vulcan won the number one event at the annual Elks Bonspiel over the weekend. The winners are, front left to right. Bob Stephen skip and third Haga. Back row, left to right, Aubrey Gore, second and lead Jack Haworlh. NUMBER TWO WINNERS Hugh Brown and his mates of Calgary won ihe number two event. The win- ners are front skip Brown and third Lome Meyers, Back row, left li_ right are second Vern Utigard and lead Jim Hamilton. NUMBER THREE WINNERS Lyle Davis of Lethbridgs won the number three event. The winners are, front skip Davis and third Don Hipfner. Back row, left to right ere second Ron Romanchuk and lead Jim Will. NUMBER FOUR WINNERS Dole Johnson of Medi- cine Hat won the number four event. The winners are, front left to right, lead Gary Meidinger, and second Stan Bonnet. Back, left lo right ore third Marv Amman and ikip Johson, n, Aubrey Gore and .lack layworth chalked up six (raight wins to capture top onors in the four-day event ist eaw some 80 rinks take art. The victory for Haga, after topping Glen Turner of Barons 1 the semi-final, prevented [cnderson from winning h i s econd straight bonspiel hon- rs. Last year Henderson won he number one with the same ink as this year willi third teve Gillies, second Dennis jeldgaard and lead Red It- ine. Henderson and his mates, Mh the exception of Kjeld- aard, are this year's Alberta Hlks champions and will travel Medicine Hat for Dominion hampionships commencing larch 20. Art Borzel is the [her member of the provincial hamps. In the other semi-final of umber one Henderson got past lol) Perrin of Medicine Hat. Event number two, Seeman's ewellery, saw Hugh Brown of Calgary best Bill Buis of For> icst 9-8 in an extra-end for the in. Brown got past Stan Bre- ka of Picture Butte in the eini-final while Buis ousted 3ruce Mclntosh of Granum. Lylo Davis of the host lodge ivon the number three Liberty 3 oilers event over Bob Mikado f Lethbridge 6-4. In the semi- inal Davis downed Ralph Bale- man of Bow Island. Mikado eached the final with a vic- ory over Ken Ritchie of Cal- ary. Event number four honors, he Modern Body Shop trophies, vent to Dale Johnson of Medi- ine Hat after edging Wes Me- Cune of Calgary 7-6 in another xtra-end encounter. Johnson slipped past Enso Baccda of Lethbridge in one emi-final. Tony Servello of 'ernie felt victim to McCune. Heard pockets ORLANBO, Fla. (AP) The conversation took place on the 18th fairway during Sunday's :inal round of the Flor- ida Cilrus open golf tournament. When I won at loose and easy-going Jerry Heard said to Lee Treviiio, "that's what I wanted to It was tlie first one. Tliis time 1 want Uie money." It was more than simple ava- rice on the part of the budding star from Visalia, Calif. He was in debt and pressing and admit- ted the financial problems had bothered his game. He had a one-stroke lead al that stage, while he and Trevino waited to hit their second shots to the green on the final hole at Rio Pinar Country Club, and Heard used that picture swing to lift, his shot to within about nine feet of the flag. He rolled in the putt for a birdie three, a 69 and a two- stroke victory at 12 under par 276. And he picked up S30.000 for first check that solved the money worries. NOW HE'S KVEX "This will do the 24-year- old said. "I'm flat even. I can tell you it's a big load off my mind." Bobby Mitchell, who bolted out of the pack with a string of five consecutive birdies on the back nine, closed with a 66 and second at 278. Jim Jamiesoii, 70, and Leon- ard Thompson, 09. were next a' 279 in the tightly-hunched field Chris Blocker. who shared the lead at the end of three rounds slipped lo 73 and 280. He was tied with George Archer, Rot Funseth, Bob Murphy and Aus tralian Bruce Crampton. Jack Nicklaus. G9, and Soutf African Gary Player, 66, were next at 231. Trevino went one over par on the first hole am never really got it going. Hi had a Arnold Palme! didn't make the cut for the fina two rounds. Neither did any Ca nadians, NEW ZONE CHAMPIONS The Coaldole Kale Andrews Gaels de- throned the defending champion Stirling Lakers with a slim 4V-47 victory in the championship final at the Civic Centre Saturday night. The new champions arei front row left to right, Leo Mocht, Richard Boras, Walter Travel to Lacombe ior Alberta final Zielinski, Richard Low, Ray lister. Back row left to right, Harry Goertz Ed Dick, Pat Shologan, Werner Scrimiegell, Brian King, Guen- ther Machr, Glen Redekop, Dan Reizlaff, (manager) and Pius Labolevech Spirited Gaels' effort wins Southwes By LLOYD i'AMAGEin Herald Sports Writer One thing for certain, there'll >e a new Alberta "B" Boy's basketball champion this year. Stirling Lakers, defending jerta champions will not de- 'end their Alberta crown as :hey suffered a slim 49-47 set- back to the hands of the Coal- dale Kate Andrew-s Gaels in the championship zone final Satur- day night. The Gaels outlasted 10 other high school teams seeking the championship title in a four-day modified single knockout play- off tourney and will now repre- sent the Southwest zone in the provincial finals next weekend in Lccombe. In their successful bid for the zone championship, the Gaels knocked-off the top two teams in Southwest Boys' Basketball Conference. They bounced the Vaiix hall Vikings 40-30 in their tourney opener and then followed up by eliminating the second place finishing Millc River Comets 59-37 in the semi-finals. Their biggest achievement came in the tourney final edging the pennant winning Lakers by two points. Loyal Coaldale and Stirling supporters jammed the C i v i c Sports Centre for Uie champi onship tilt Saturday night. The Gaels, underdogs for the final match, came out fighting in the first quarter and had the Lakers' usually potent of- fence frustrated. The Lakers msnagcd only two baskets in 13 attempts and had to rely on their superb foul shooting to keep (hem in the game. Tied 9-9 after the first quar- ter, the Gaels continued their consislent shooting and held tight 23-21 margin at halftime. The second half wasn't any different than the first as the Gaels rolled along with fine of- fensive and defensive moves which kept the Lakers off bal- ance. The Gaels came up with a 40 per cent shooting average in the third quarter and increased their lead to over the Lak- ers, who manafwd only two baskets in 18 fries. Coaldafe, In attempting to stall for the remaining 13 sec- onds, were able to draw a foul and Ed Dick swished the one pointer with two seconds left. Richard Low was outstand ing both defensively and offen- sively hooping 17 points for the Gaels while Dick chipped in with 12. Desmond McKee was top scorer for the Lakers netting 15 points while Ferris Zaugg added 12. During the four quarters of play the Gaels came up with a per cent shooting average from the outside and 53 per cent on the foul line. Lakers had a mere 25 per cent average from the outside, Seals earn big tvin Leafs open up lead By HIE CANADIAN PRESS I The top teams in the estal> lished East Division of the Na- tional Hot-key League along with Chicago Black Hawks and Minnesota North Slars in the West grablxni most of the atten- tion during the season. But with Uie schedule drawing to a close, the weaker teams in both divisions are providing most of the excitement as they do battle with each other and the stronger teams to gain play- off berths, Toronto S faple Le af s, In a late-season struggle w ith De- troit Red Wings for the final playoff spot in the East, moved five points ahead of the Wings during the weekend by tying the North Stars 2-2 Sunday after- noon and edging California Golden Seals 2-1 Saturday. In Uie West, where the final two playoff spots still are unde- cided, Pittsburgh Penguins indi- cated they arc not yet ready lo lie down by defeating the pow- erful Boston Bruins Saturday night and playing them to a 4-i tie Sunday night in Boston. And California Golden Seals, in fifth place in the West, two points ahead of the Penguins, crushed New York Rangers 7-3, ending a unbeaten streak of the team that is sec- ond to Boston in the East. HAWKS EDGE WINGS In anolhcr game Sunday aft- ernoon, Chicago edged the Red Wings 3-2, spoiling the cere- mony which marked the official retirement of the jersey of Red Wing great Gordie' Howe and moving the Wings farther away from a playoff berth. In games Saturday, Chicago in aauiniav, umcaco The momentum of the game Moiltrcal Canadians plaved changed m favor of the T-akers j to a M tie_ New York in (he final eight minutes of play and had the packed crowd on its feel. At (he mark the Gaels maintained a margin, but watched the lead diminish to 48-43 with remaining. With 30 seconds left in the ball game the Lakers closed the gap to 48-45 anrl then came right back 17 seconds later to get within a point of tJie Gaels. Canadians win troit -1-2. Los Angetes Kings downed Buffalo Sabres 5-3 and St. Louis Blues rlefoaled Phila- delphia Flyers -1-2. Tlie St. Louis win moved the team alone into third place in the West with 59 points, two ahead o[ the Flyers in fourth place, three ahead of filth-place California and only five in front of Pittsburgh in sixth place. Los Angeles is last with 43 points. Tlie Maple Leafs, who have won six straight games and lied one since King Clancy took over as coach from the ailing John McLellan, got goals from Norm Weekend scorers SUNDAY Toronto 2 Minnesota Z U11 m a n; Parfse. Chicago 3 Detroit 2 2, D. Hull; Delvec- chio. California 7 New York 3 2, Gil- bertson 2, Redmond, Patrick, J Johnston; New York Park, MacGregor, Gilbert. Pittsburgh i Boston i 2, Cardwell, Pronovost' Boston Stanlield, Espos- Ho, Orr. SATURDAY New York 4 Detroit 2 New Stem- kowski, MacGregor, Fair- bairn; 2. Chicago Montreal 1 Hull; Montreal Toronlo 2 California 1 Siltler; Pillslrargh 6 Boston 4 2, Polls 2, Pronovcst, McDonough; Ho s Walton, WestfaU, Orr. Angdcs 5 Dnlfalo 3 Los Mar- otte, Bernier, Barrie: Lor- entz, Meehan. SI. txwis 4 Philadelphia 2 St. 2 Miir- phy. Lavender; Philadelphia Lonsbcrry. Ullman and Ron Ellis Sunday to tie the North Stare. Ullman's goal, a. power-play effort in the third period, came about six minutes after J. P. Parise glanced a shot off Leaf goalie Bernie Parent's pads lo give the North Stars a 2-1 lead. Clancy, asked about his suc- cess with Ihe said: "Maybe a new broom sweeps things clean. Maybe the change gave the club a lift. But Mc- Lellan lost some heartbreakers. He'll be back and he'll be back swinging. He's a good coach. This club plays as well (or him as it does for me." but sunk 63 per cent of their shots from the foul line. Ccaldale gave up 2! turnovers and the Lakers 13 wliile in re- bounds the Lakers held a slight 3S-35 edge. Meanwhile in Ihe consolation final the Taber Trotters bounc- ed Milk River Comets 72-47 be- hmd Robin Hansen's 27-point performance. The Trotters held a slim 14-11 lead after the first quarter and carried a 30-28 after Ihe second. The second hall was the Com- ets' downfall as they watched the TroKers take a 54-11 lead after Uie third quarter. In ihe final eight minufes, the Trotters out-scored the Comets 18-6. Marvin Anderson aided in the Trotters 'victory with 10 points while Randy Eveis led the Comets with 17. Mike Hierath also hooped 10 points in a losing cause. Jack's Plumbing Serving lelhbridgB FOR ESTIMATES PHONE JACK FULLER 328-2515 WATCH! CFCN-TV'S "NEW SEASON" Darren McGavin, Cameron Mitchell and Paul Burke In From REUTER-AP MANILA