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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta tO-THI IITHBRIDOE HERALD - Wednesday, March 17,1971 THE WORLD CHAMPIONS, 20 YEARS LATER - It was 20 years ago today that the Lethbridge Maple Leafs brought great honor to Canada, Alberta and southern Alberta by winning the world's amateur hockey championship in Paris. The Leafs gathered for a 20th reunion last weekend and here's how they look today. Back row, left to right,. are Carl Sorbkoski, captain Hec Negrello, Bob Kirkpatrick, who played with the Leafs when they won the Western Canada intermediate title in 1950 but did not accompany the team overseas. Tommy Wood, Bill Gibson, play- ing-coach Dick Gray, Whitey Rimstad, Don Vogan and manager Addie Donaldson. Front row, left to right, are Ken Branch, Mallie Hughes, Don McLean, Lou Siray, Bert Knibbs and Bill Chandler. Missing are Nap Mil-roy. Jack Sumner and Robert McGregor of Lethbridge, Shorty Malacko of Nelson, Stan Obodiac of Toronto and Mickey Roth, Bill Flick and Dinny Flanagan, three Straford playters who joined the Leafs for the world tournament. Maple Leafs copped world title 20 years ago today It's a special day for our world champions By DON PILLING Herald Sports Editor Today is a special day to a great many people. It's a special day for the Irish because it is St. Patrick's Day. To the Lethbridge Maple Leafs it is, indeed, a special day because 20 years ago, to the day, they wrote the final chapter in one of the most remarkable stories in the annals of Lethbridge sport, if not the most remarkable, by capturing the 1951 world's amateur hockey championship in Paris, France. The Maple Leafs, who gathered last Saturday for their first reunion since the winning of the title, swept past Sweden 5-1 before over 16,000 fans to clinch the coveted silverware. They played six games in the world tournament, and they won them all. They whipped Finland 11-1, shut out Norway 8-0, bombarded England 17-1 and the United States 16-2. They defeated Switzerland 5-1 and then, on this 17th day of March, their dream came true when they topped the Swedes with all the blue chips on the table. In that championship game, Don McLean scored two goals with singletons going to Bill Gibson, Bill Flick and Dinny Flanagan, but it was a great team effort, all the way down the line, that paved the victory lane with success. Following their triumph in Paris, they climaxed their European tour on a winning note by beating England and the United States to become the first winners of the Winston Churchill Cup. From the time the Maple Leafs left home on December 17 until they returned home April 19 during a swirling spring snow storm, they played 62 games. They won 51, lost seven and tied four. At one stretch in Europe they went 44 consecutive games without suffering a loss. They travelled something like 40,000 miles and played before over 400,000 people in 14 countries. The team was actually formed in 1949 by a group of well-known Lethbridge pucksters who wanted to keep active in hockey, to play strictly for the fun of it. They had to dig down in their own pockets for the money to ANDY CAPP (VERKNOW WWATSEX APPEA| FIFTY PER CENT WHAT VER'VE> r/Sj DON'T VER-Pj- GOT AN* FIFTY PERCENT WHAT] ----JJHEY THINK VER'VEGOTj Tickets on sale early next week The. management of the Lethbridge Sugar Kings' informed The Lethbridge Herald that tickets will be; available for the third and fourth games of the Alberta Junior "A" Hockey League final play-off series between the Kings and Red Deer early next week. The Sugar Kings will travel to Red Deer this coming weekend to open the best of seven aeries with the Rustlers and Will continue action next Wednesday and Thursday nights in the Taber Civic Centre. . Tickets will be available from one in the afternoon until five both Tuesday and Wednesday at two locations. Local patrons can obtain their tickets at the Centre Village Mall while Taber fans will be able to purchase tickets at the Taber Civic Centre. Ticket prices will range from 1.50 for adults to one dollar for students and children. The latter purchasers will only be good for rush seats. Meanwhile the -City Recreation Hockey League final play- REGISTRATION LETHBRIDGE MINOR BASEBALL CIVIC CENTRE - BOXING ROOM MARCH 20th AND 27th 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. REGISTER AND PAY MINOR AND LITTLE LEAGUE - S4.00 SENIOR LITTLE LEAGUE - S5.00 BIG LEAGUE - $6.00 A Parent MUST Accompany Player off series between the Labor Club and St. Basil's will open tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the Adams Ice Centre. At present the amount of games to be played to decide the champions is not known due to the current ice problems. Currently Bob Balazs of St. Basil's leads the play-off scoring race with eight goals and five assists good for 13 points. SCORING LEADERS GP O A Pis Balazs SB ......... 3 8 5 13 Rowntree LC...... S 7 5 12 Negrello U of L..... 5 S 7 12 Russell U of L...... 5 4 8 12 Gray LC.......... S 4 8 12 Heck SB.......... 3 3 7 10 Cusson SB........ 3 5 4 9 Angela Mos VANCOUVER (CP) - An-gelo Mosca, professional wrestler and professional foot ball player with Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was acquitted Tuesday on a charge of creating a disturbance. He was arrested last month following a roadside dispute ca acquitted with police in the west end area of Vancouver. Mosca contended that he and the police officer were just having a man-to-man talk. The judge ruled that because a crowd gathered, it did not necessarily mean a disturbance was created. When Skiing THE BIG MOUNTAIN In WHITEFISH Stay at WIN-NA-KEE COTTAGES Kitchens, TV, 1 to 4 B.R. Units Rotes; $2.50 to $6,00 per person (depending on number in group) Phone: 406-862-2837 for reservation get the ball rolling, not having any idea, of course, that a world's championship would be within their grasp some two years later. In the spring of 1950, with playing - coach Dick Gray and manager Addie Donaldson at the helm, they hit the playoff trail and eventually beat out the Melville Millionaires in a hard - fought eight-game series for the Western Canada intermediate championship. The entire series was played in the Lethbridge Arena, which was, ironically, destroyed by fire last Friday night, the night before the Maple Leafs gathered for their reunion. After many committee room sessions, the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association gave the Leafs its required blessing in September of 1950 to represent Canada on a European tour and in the world tournament in Paris. As was pointed out at last Saturday's reunion, great dedication, determination and talent are needed to become a world champion in any field of athletic endeavor, and it's a king - sized understatement to say that the Lethbridge Maple Leafs possessed these qualities, and many more. The memory of that European trip and the victory march that started on a shoestring in Lethbridge and ended in a world's championship in Paris, should live forever among southern Alberta hockey fans. The Maple Leafs wrote a page in hockey history and, by doing so, they upheld the honor of their country, their province and the city and area which they represented. Most of the world champions were on hand for the reunion. That included Carl Sorokoski who, incidentally celebrated his 30th birthday the day the Leafs captured the world title, captain Hec Negrello, Bill Gibson, coach Dick Gray, Whitey Rimstad, Ken Branch, Mallie Hughes, Don McLean, Lou Sir-ay, Bert Knibbs and Bill Chandler, living in Lethbridge and district, and Tommy Wood and Don Vogan, now residing in Edmonton. Jack Sumner was on hand for a portion of the proceedings despite having hockey officiating duties in Taber. Missing were Nap Milroy and Robert McGregor of Lethbridge, Shorty Malacko of Nelson and Stan Obodiac, now a public relations officer with the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as Bill Flick, Dinny Flanagan and Mickey Roth, three Stratford players who joined the team for the world tournament. Thank you, champs, for making Lethbridge a world champion. Scotland also unbeaten Duguid opens world play with pair of victories MEGEVE, France (CP) - Canada and Scotland remain the only two unbeaten rinks entering today's third round of the world curling championship. Don Duguid of Winnipeg, defending world champion, scored his second straight victory in Tuesday night's second round, as he led his rink to an easy 9-5 win over the United States, represented by Dale Dslziel's rink from Edmore, N.D. Scotland, meanwhile scored a surprisingly easy win against Sweden when Jimmy Sanderson led his Edinburgh foursome through a game that included a pair of four-enders. Sanderson's 11-3 win came at the expense of Kjell Grengmark of Karlstad. In other second-round games, Switzerland's Cesare Canepa led his Zug rink to a 9-6 win against Knut Bjaanasn of Sba- Stage is now set for puck playoffs By THE CANADIAN PRESS The Western. Canada Hockey League season closes tonight as Edmonton Oil Kings, leaders in the Western division, travel to Calgary to meet the second-place Centennials. Calgary downed Edmonton 6-4 in Edmonton Tuesday night, but the games will not affect the standings. Edmonton has 89 points and Calgary 81. Several teams finished regular season play Tuesday. Este-van Bruins downed Regina 8-3, Flin Flon Bombers shut out visiting Medicine Hat Tigers 7-0 and Brandon Wheat Kings made a fruitless trip to Saskatoon where Blades won 5-1. There will be two best-of-seven semi-final matches in both the West and East division of the WGHL. Semi-final action begins Friday with Estevan and Winnipeg Jets meeting in Bismark, N.D. The other East division pair is Flin Flon and Regina. The West division semi-final matches will be between Edmonton and Saskatoon, beginning Sunday in Edmonton, and between Calgary and Swift Current. Cal Hammond turned aside 33 shots for Flin Flon to record a shutout over Medicine Hat. In Edmonton Rod Homenuke scored twice for Calgarv as they downed the Oil Kings. Murray McNeil, Erv Miller, Doug Horbul and Jim McMas-ters were the other Calgary scorers. Rookie Darcy Rota and Rick Wyrozub each scored two Edmonton goals. Estevan Bruins got their victory with the help of five Junior B players from the Estevan cubs. Estevan finished first in the East division with 87 points, three more than Flin Flon and 22 more than Winnipeg.: Regina is fourth with 58 points end Brandon, last and out of the playoffs, has 40 points. Edmonton is first in the West division with 89 points, eight more than Calgary. Saskatoon is third with 59 points, nine more than Swift Current. Medicine Hat finished last and out of the playoffs with 45 points. Bowling scores CAPRI BOWL NUMODE HOMES Chris Schulz 288 (702); May Hlebert 295 (751); Isabel!* Bergman 246 (654); Dorothy Matheson 284; Marlon Mc-Neely 247; Mary Wlshnevskl 250 ( 697); Frances Costanzo 244;. Gloria Pearson 238; Eunice David 263; Bev Henderson 224. SUNDQUIST CONST. Slgrld Donkln 286; Opal Taylor 281; Pat Tunstall 275; Pat Plomp 249; Rose Hamilton 247; Marie Smith 244; Dor-een Wilson 237; Arleen Read 240; Linda Hovey 224; Joanne Sharun 224. SENIOR CITIZENS Henry Bechthold 257 (734); Frank Bernhart 264; Evan Evans 239; Jack Nunweller 246; Huqo Miller 235; Roy Lavalley 248; Arle Koole 233; Bill Jensen 236; C. Van Wyk 218; Felix Hot-forth 208. HENRY HOMES Alice Jensen 215; Jim Wright 268; Kathy Muller 263; Cecil Murakami 267; Jim McPike 249; Mel Lantl 255 (715); Lynne Lanfi 226; Bruce Can-field 311 (7781; Otto Pankotay 256; Verna Volden 273; Norman Gvulal 291 (784); George Alexander 257 (703); Rita Cemulinl 248; Maude Orcutt 222. J.C.C.A. Francis Higa 32S (760); Its Tanaka 293 (713); Toklo Horl 273; Jim Hlqa 267 (702); Befty Tomlyama 247; Pat Tobo 286 (685); Mike Tobo 286 (745); Seiko Mlyashlro 298; Hink Urano 275; Masa Goshlnmon 234 (6S4); Tom Hira-shlma 299 (7501; Ryo Nagata 319 (755); Estrld Nagata 223. SENIOR CITIZENS Frances Bambrlck 240; Ben Even-son 223; Bill Jensen 213; Emit Collin 215; Nick Blanchl 211; Arvid Oseen 221; Spot Miller 219; Frank Richards 201; Jack Nunweiler 210; Frank Barn-hart 206; Pat Plomp 238. PRE-BUILT SOCIAL Isabel Orsten 255 (673); Joe Hart 285; Nedra Williams 219; Ken Leplne 288; Karl Noack 260; Bob Thomson 237; Ron Ramls 234; Evelyn Garrett 211; Brad Elder 2S8 (704); Gene Ter-uya 238; Sandl Henderson 206. ST. MICHAELS HOSPITAL Gary Wyrostok 268; Andy Koopmans 269; Viola Bachmeler 205; Ed Gilchrist 241; Olive Gilchrist 265; Percy Smith 276; Audrey Bokar 213; Fran Beresnak 220; Rose Nlcolay 209; Bill Moulton 234; Mary Kirkby 241 (672). HEPPS INDUSTRIES Karlyn Spltzer 243; John Sharp 273; Garry Robinson 253; Eugene Chollack 244; Randy Wolstoncroft 271 (737) Sherry Clark 266 (711); Tom Adams 278 (733); Eleanor Fenfon 233; Bob Fenton 242; Mary Wlshnevskl 262; Wll-ma Valer 339 (722); Verda Hamilton 223. I.O.F. John Rempel 300 (852); Casey Van-veen 278 (800); Sandy Scattergood 270 (7231; Abo Enns 309 ( 717); Doug Young 338 (735); Robin Wheeldon 297 (792); Cap Tremel 271; John Scatfer-good 240; Marie Smith 254 (666); Edna Lowen 251 (651); Vera Allsop 273 (680); Nancy Humphreys 255 (693). C.P.R. Doug Pedersen 355 ( 569); T. Oseekl 285 (492); Elaln* Sinclair 291 (495); H. Schweitzer 224 (424); Bob Anderson 220 (422); Edith Voth 237 (465); P. Church 231 (446); O. Corney 221 (429); J. Gaetz 225; Mary Carney 226; Lynel Geetz 228; Janice Johnson 241. Bergman, Barkley have words DETROIT (AP) - veteran defenceman Gary Bergman of Detroit Red Wings may be off the team, according to reports from coach Doug Barkley after Boston Bruins 11-4 National Hockey League victory over Detroit Tuesday night. Barkley said that Bergman "would be released Wednesday morning." Bergman had words with Barkley between the first and second periods and didn't dress for play in the second or third periods. Barkley ordered Bergman out of the team dressing room but refused any additional comment. bekk, Norway, while France's Pierre Boan defeated Manfred Raederer of Oberstdorf, West Germany, by an 11-9 margin. Tuesday night's results left Sweden, Norway, France and Switzerland grouped behind the Canadian end Scottish foursome somes with one win and one defeat, while the German and Unifed States crews bad 0-2 marks. Today's a f t e r n o o n round, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. EST has the Swedish and U.S. rinks meeting in one game, while the Swiss and Germans meet in a second, the French take on the unbeaten Scots and Canada tests Norway. In first-round games Tuesday afternoon, Canada handled Switzerland 9-5, .Scotland edged Germany, 7-6, Sweden handed France a 13-3 pasting, and Norway defeated the U.S. 6-5 in a game that went two extra ends. The 14-end contest was the first of its kind since the world event went into its current sponsored format in 1968. Duguid was never in trouble in either of his games and his experienced crew that includes lead, Bryan Wood, second Jim Pettapiece and third Rod Hunter, apparently went only as hard as was necessary to win both games. LIKES KEEN ICE Sanderson, the 24-year-old Scottish farmer, said he found the keen ice, which threw some of the other rinks for a loss, to his liking in his second-round victory against the Swedes. "We got our draw game going early in the evening round," Sanderson, a left-hander, said. "We were loosened up considerably after being tensed up in the afternoon." Sanderson broke a tight 1-1 game wide open in the fifth when he counted four and repeated with the same count in the ninth end. Duguid took advantage of an early lapse by the Americans to jump into a 3-0 lead after one end. After his first-end three, the Winnipeg skip added singles in the fourth and seventh, before counting two in each of the ninth and 11th ends. Neither the Canada-U.S. nor the Scotland-Sweden game has played through 12 ends. H�>w.�.i.�ii�n 1 ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Cast Division W L T P" A Boston ... New York Montreal . Toronto ... Buffalo ... Detroit .. Vancouver . Chicago ... St. Louis .. Minnesota ... Philadelphia .. Los Angeles . California ... LEADERS: Esposito, Bos Orr, Bos............ 35 93 128 81 ... 52 10 7 356 174 111 ... 44 14 11 228 151 99 . . 35 21 13 248 190 83 34 29 6 225 186 74 . . 19 37 1 3 182 258 51 ... 20 38 10 192 264 50 ..... 19 42 7 181 264 45 WtSt DWISIM 44 1 6 * 254 167 97 . .. 29 23 17 193 112 75 26 30 15 174 204 67 .. ..25 33 18 191 202 58 20 36 12 202 268 52 17 47 5 167 272 39 O A Phi Pirn 62 72 1 34 62 Bucyk, Bos........ 50 54 104 4 Hodge, Bos......... 41 56 97 95 R. Hull, Chi......... 41 49 90 32 Ullman, Tor........ 30 48 71 24 Cashman, Bos ...... 20 51 71 (9 Keon, Tor.......... 34 35 � 2 McKenzle Bos..... 26 42 68 108 Mlklta. 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