Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, March 1t, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 23 Rams, Cougars drop openers CALGARY (Special) The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams and Cardston Cougars are out of the running for the 1974 Alberta high school "A" boys' basketball championship title after suffering loses in their opening games Friday night. The Southern Alberta clubs Elks lose out GRANDE PRAIRIE (Special) The Lethbridge Midget Elks were eliminated from the 1973-74 Alberta midget "A" hockey championship playoffs after suffering a 6-1 setback to Grande Prairie Friday night. Four provincial midget hockey clubs sought the Alberta title in the three-day modified single-knockout event which got underway Thursday. The Elks were victorious in their opening round by edging Medicine Hat 5-4 Thursday night, but Friday's loss has left them out of the running. In Thursday's match, Scott Jarvie, Rick Weist, Grant Marchuk. Lome Osmond and Bob Miles tallied a goal each for the Elks while Tom Bird replied twice for the Gas City. Miles' goal came at the mark of the final period while the Elks were playing short-handed and it proved to be the winner. The Elks were assessed only one minor penalty during the three periods while the Gas City boys picked up two minors and a game misconduct in the cleanly played game. Meanwhile in Friday's tilt, the Elks fell behind 4-0 after the first period and just didn't have the horses to come back against the host Grande Prairie squad. The .two clubs battled to a -scoreless second period, but. the hosts added two more in (he third to salt away the win. Rick Weist notched the lone Elks" marker on a short- handed effort late in the final period. The Elks were assessed 15 of 28 minors, one of two ma- jors and the only 10-minute misconduct penalty in the game. While the Elks are out of the running for the title. Grande Prairie will advance to the final against Red Deer who sidelined Medicine Hat with a 7-3 win. DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-0821 lie STREET NORTH were only two of eight teams, who opened their bid, for the provincial crown, which will be awarded to the winners of the modified double-knockout tournament staged at the University of Calgary. In Friday night's opening games, the LCI Rams dropped a narrow 48-44 decision to Calgary Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs while the Cougars were sidelined after a 12-point loss to Calgary Scona High School. in the Rams-Bulldogs' encounter, the Calgary squad held a slim 10-8 margin by the end of the first quarter, but trailed 23-20 at the end of the second. They regained a 34-32 lead after the third quarter and hung on in the final eight minutes to defeat the Rams. Ross Blackmer was superb for the Rams with a 17-point performance while Ron Shemanchuk and Scott Anderson chipped in with 13 and eight points respectively. Tony Peterson notched 14 points and Doug Batterskill 12 lor the Bulldogs, who shot 32 per cent from the field and 85 per cent from the foul line. The Rams, who were out- rebounded by Bulldogs, came up with a 45 per cent shooting average from the outside while hitting 53 per cent of their free throws. The loss relegated the Rams to the consolation semi-finals and were scheduled to face Red Deer this morning at 10 o'clock. Meanwhile no further information was available about the Cardston Scona match. Green grabs lead JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Hubert Green birdied four of the first five holes he played, fired a five-under-par 67 and took the second-round lead Friday in the Greater Jacksonville Open golf tournament. Green, winner of the Bob Hope Desert Classic earlier this season and gunning for a fourth title in 12 months, put together a two-round total of 137. seven under par on the 7.088-yard Deerwood Country Club course. Green held a one-stroke ad- vantage over Homero Blancas and John Mahaffey, tied at 138. Blancas spiced his 67 with an eagle-three and Mahaffey, who shared the first-round lead, shot 70. Arnold Palmer moved into contention with a 69 and was tied at 139 with Leonard Thompson. Jim Wieckers and Nate Starks. Wieckers had a 67 in the mild, cloudy weather, Thomp- son took a 70 and Starks had a 69. British Open champion Tom Weiskopf was in a large group at 140. Weiskopf had a 68. Lee Trevino improved to a and just made the cut for the final two rounds. Defending champion Jim Colbert didn't make it on rounds of 76-45. Jack Nicklaus and U.S. ,Open champion Johnny Miller aren't competing in this chase for a first prize. EXCLUSIVE DEALERS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR BOMBARDIER CAN-AM, MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLES NOW IN STOCK 12SMX BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913-3rdAve.S. Phone 327-3221 City Champs The Wilson Junior High School girls' basket- ball team captured the 1973-74 city gals' hoop title recently. Members of the championship squad include, front row left to right, Karen Patterson, Mary Murata, Sheri Frier, Kathy McCjune, Moreen Sanford and Diane Tse. Back row left to right, Karen Willis Betty Cayorffy, Tammy Gar- tett, Lana Simpson, Orraine Daw, Cindy Anderson, Sherry Gardin and Lori Chymboryk Miss- ing are Darcie James, Laura Shaskin and Kim Gilchrist. Vancouver hurts Atlanta's chances By The CANADIAN PRESS Vancouver Canucks, in next- to-last place in the East Divi- sion. Friday night put a slight crimp in Atlanta Flames' bid for a playoff berth in the West- ern sector of the National Hockey League. The Canucks, only two points ahead of the last-place New York Islanders, and out of playoff contention, defeated the Flames 3-0 before fans. In the only other game Fri- day. Pittsburgh Penguins fanned their faint playoff hopes by bouncing California Golden Seals 6-1. In today's action, Boston Bruins visit Toronto Maple Leafs for an afternoon game; and tonight, Chicago Black Hawks are at Montreal Cana- diens. New York Rangers .at New York Islanders, Detroit Red Wings at Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres at St. Louis Blues, the Penguins play in Vancouver and Philadelphia Flyers go to Bloomington to oppose Minnesota North Stars. Gerry O'Flaherty's two- goal performance sparked the Canucks, who got shutout goaltending from Gary Smith. LCC plans special showing The Lethbridge Community College will hold a special film showing for all Southern Alberta basketball coaches and officials Tuesday night. The film presentation has been prepared in order to allow coaches in elementary schools, high schools, recreation and church leagues an opportunity to become familiar with what types of films are available to them from the L.C.C. library. The basketball films to be presented have all been recently produced and will graphically demonstrate skills of the game, coaching techniques, defensive and offensive menoeuvres. shooting, passing and dribbling. The film showing is scheduled for Tuesday evening in Room 7 of the Kate Andrews building and all persons interested are asked to confirm their attendance prior to Tuesday by contacting L.C.C. athletic director. Ben Brooks, at 327-2141 exl. 270. All Southern Alberta coaches and officials are urged to attend. It was Smith's second shutout of the season. The loss prevented Atlanta from breaking a tie for third place with Los Angeles. However, the Flames still enjoy a five- point edge over St. Louis, their closest pursuers. The Penguins, with 11 games remaining, have a mathematical chance for a berth in the post-season series, but currently are 10 points off the pace. Jean Pronovost's 35th goal of the season and Lowell Regina Pats need two more points By The CANADIAN PRESS Regina Pats need two more points to clinch the Western Canada Hockey Eastern Division pennant after downing the Edmonton Oil Kings 7-0 Friday night before 2.088 fans in Regina. The win gave the Pats 87 points in the division, eight ahead of second place Flin Flon Bombers. Bombers added a single point Friday night with a 3-3 tie with Saskatoon Blades at Flin Flon. In the other Eastern Division game, Swift Current Broncos trounced the Brandon Wheat Kings 12-4. In the only Western Division game.. Calgary Centennials scored five goals during a 10- minute period in the second frame to defeat Medicine Hat Tigers 6-4. Calgary meets Victoria and Swift Current is at Medicine Hat in tonight's only scheduled games. Sunday will see Brandon at Regina. Calgary at New West- minster. Edmonton at Saska- toon. Kamloops at Victoria and Medicine Hat at Swift Current. Regina 7 Edmonton 0 Clark Gillies and Ri.ck Uhrich led the Regina attack with two goals each. Dennis Sobchuk. Rob Tudor and Jim Minor got the other Pats' goals. Eddie Staniowski kicked out all 21 Edmonton shots to record his second .shutout of the season. Saskatoon 3 Flin Flon 3 Bernie Fedarko scored twice for Saskatoon with Garth Dietrick scoring the tying goal with less than three minutes remaining. Rob Watt scored twice for Flin Flon with Jeff McDill getting the other. Calgary 6 Medicine Hat 4 Mike Rogers paced Calgary with two goals, giving him 67 for the year. Other Centennials marksmen were Grant Mulvey, John Phillips, Don Ashby and Jerry Holland, who scored his 50th of the year. Medicine Hat got two goals from Boyd Anderson with singles going to Brian Wecker and Ed Johnstone. Swift Current 12 Brandon 4 Willie Friesen notched five goals for Broncos. Don Larway added two goals for Swift Current with singles going to Brent Illot, Bryan Trottier, Dave Williams, Ron Deiorme and Ian McPhee. Ron Chipperfield scored twice for the Wheat Kings with John Paddock and Rick Blight adding the others. Minor hockey The Raiders jumped to a 3-0 lead after two periods and skated to a 3-1 victory over the Nuggets in a Bantam B game Thursday night. Rob Sudiekat tallied twice for the Raiders with Mark Camerson aiding with a single. Alan Lindsey replied for the Nuggets. Robert Nonomura and Kevin Monaghan scored two goals each and led the Flyers to a 6-1 win over the Sabres in a Pee Wee game Friday night. Randall Bentham tallied for the losers. MacDonald's 33rd, set the pattern for the Pittsburgh triumph. Boston Bruins' coach Bep Guidblin says suspended centre Derek Sanderson may never wear a Boston uniform again. "If we were to meet on the street and he invited me for a couple of drafts, we would be talking like two cab drivers, or two executives whatever. "But it's very doubtful, as far as the present management of the Bruins is concerned, that he will ever wear a Bruin uniform Guidolin said. Sanderson missed the team plane from Oakland last week- end and subsequently was sus- pended and fined "In my mind, he ran out on Guidolin said. "Then he didn't come back to Boston and that was it for me." VANCOUVER 3, ATLANTA 0 First Vancouver. Dunn 10 (OlFlaherly, Pratt) Penalties Lysiak Dunn Lemieux Lever. Manery majors. Guevremont Second Period No scoring. Penalties none. Third Period 2. Vancouver O'Flaherty 17 (Boddy. Dunn) Vancouver O'Flaherty 18 (Pratt) Penalty Pratt on goal by Atlanta 12 6 Vancouver 15 6 Attendance 15.570. PITTSBURGH 6. CALIFORNIA 1 First Period 1. Pittsburgh. Lukowich 8 (Lalonde. Bianchin) 2. California. Graves 9 (Croteau. Boldirev) 3. Pittsburgh. 'Bianchin 9 (Lukowich. Beverley) 4. Pittsburgh. Pronovost 35 (Apps. Paradise) Pittsburgh. Kelly 13 (Schock. Stoughton) Penalties Lukowich. Stewart Stackhouse Second Period 6. Pittsburgh. DeMarco 8 (Apps. Durbano) Penalties Shakes Kelly. Stewart Third Period 7. Pittsburgh. MacDonald 33 (Beverley) Penalties Burrows Shakes Shots on goal by Pittsburgh 18 9 1S-42 I Attendance 3.853. Ti-Cat players could strike HAMILTON'