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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FrMcy, March 17, THE LETHBRIDGJ HERALD Prepare for Rustlers Sugar Kings play twice SUGAR KINGS' FIRE POWER Left to right, Chris McMasteri, Randy Andreadiuk, Ken Dodd and Dave George, will have lo come up with their best performances.of the yeor this weekend os Ihe Lethbridge Sugar Kings host Red Deer Rustlers In the Alberta Junior Hockey League semi- finals. The two clubs play Sunday at seven and Monday at eight at Henderson Ice Centre. Baseball loses gate attraction clear to By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Vicla Blue said, "I and with those two little words, the Oakland Athletics lost a pitcher and baseball lost a gate attrac- tion. "We hate to lose him and Dial's an said Oakland manager Dick Wil- liams after the star left-hander announced his retirement from baseball Thursday. Blue, who reached an impasse In contract talks with owner Charles 0. Finley; decided it all wasn't worth it and chucked his career for a public relations job. The personable Blue had a meteoric rise last year, when he won 24 games and the Cy Young and Most Valuable Player awards in his first season in the majors. He pitched before inure than a million fans. After reading a prepared statement to the press thai be was entering business as a vice-president of public rela- tions for a Los Angeles steel company, the 22-year-old Blue laughed. "I'm he said, regain- ing his composure, "I'm sup- posed to be serious." The surprise announcement came after Blue maintained a rock-sleatly posture against Fin- ley's offer of for Ihis year. Blue, represented by law- yer Robert Gerst, was seeking At one point, Gerst told Finley he would play for the he didn't sign rt con- tract and could become a free agent after 1972. Blue made a reported lasl season, plus some consider- alions. The young southpaw from Mansfield, La., said he consi- dered Finley's offer "unfair judged by existing standards in baseball." The door for negotiations was left sligblly ajar, however, when Albcrtans have lead Wilson says he can win SCHUMACHER, Ont. (CP) Jim Wilson of Saskatoon says he is the man to best in the Canadian schoolboy curling champions hip. The Saskatchewan skip said wilh a grin that he can play the kind of game that can beat Lawrence Niven of Edmonton, who holds the lead aHer nine rounds with seven wins and one loss. Saskatchewan and Alberta met in the lOlh round begin- ning at 8 a.m. MST today. Trayiior has fatal attack PITTSBURGH (AP) Har- olci (Pic) Traynor, Hall of Fame third baseman with Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1920s and 30s, died Thursday. He was 72. A spokesman at. Shadysida Hospital said Traynor had a heart attack while visiting a friend. Traynor, born Nov. 11, 1399 al Framingham, Mass., was voted to baseball's Hall of Fame in Feb. 1948. During the 1920s in his heyday wilh Pittsburgh, he was consi- dered the greatest third base- man of his time. His 124 rims batted in during the 1928 season still ranks as a Pittsburgh club record for a third baseman. We had 5 But They Are Going Fast NOW 3 ONLY CAR LEASE UNITS 1970 PLYMOUTH FURY I'S These are all 4 dr. Sedans, V-8 automatics with radios. Select- ion of colors to thoOSQ from. Priced lo clear at only. These Won't Last, See Them Now At LEMING Motors Ltd. Top Quality USED CARS 7fh St. and 1st Ave. S. Phone 327-1591 "I'll play a slraight running guards, unless we lave to, and I'll leave every- Ihing open. "I had a game like that to win h e provincial championship and the score was 3-2. "This separales the guys who can't take the pressure from those who can." Rick Neff of Nanaimo, B.C., and Wilson trail Alberta with six wins and two losses. John McTavish's Manitoba rink has five and three. Doug Dafoe of Thunder Bay, representing Northern Ontario, and Gary MacDonald of Oromoclo, N.B., are next wilh lour wins and lour losses. The Prince Edward Island rink, skipped by Bob Burnett of Charlottctown, and skip John Bastow of Labrador City, Nfld., have Ihree wins and five losses. Mark McDonald of Gana- nocjue, Ont., follows with a 3-6 record and Nova Scotia's John Primrose of Halifax has two wins in eight games. Tom Sephton of Montreal is In last place with two wins in nine games. In the 10th round the following rinks will play each other: Nevr- fcuundland and B.C., P.E.I, and Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Al- berta, Quebec and N.S. and N.B, and Northern Ontario. On- tario gets the bye. NIVEN REBOUNDS Lawrence Niven, who said In an interview it was difficult to get along with his brother Rick, the vice, had to rebound to win his ninth-round game against P.E.I. The islanders went ahead 4-0 after two ends and 5-2 after five. Niven.who said he had no support from his brother, tallied three in the sixth and four in the ninth to win the game. In the eighth round, Northern Ontario took a 5-4 lead after six ends and appeared to be on the ror.d to defeat Alberta. However, with the score 7-5 after nine ends, Alberta countec two and then stole one on an extra end to win In other ninth-round games, Saskatchewan moved into con- tention by whipping Quebec 12- 5, Manitoba defeated Northern Ont. 8-7, N.B. dumped New- foundland 10-5 and B.C. downec Ontario 7-6. Gerst said that Blue would con- sider any higher offers from 'inley. "Of Gerst said, "but Vida can't afford to just sit around wailing for Charlie to call." Among Blue's accomplish- ments in his first year was a .82 earned-run average, and 301 strikeouts in 312 innings. Elsewhere in baseball, there was more off-the-field excite- ment as the Boston Red Sox >ecame the first team polled to vote against a strike for the Major League Players Associa- ion. The vote was lD-to-4 by the Sox, whereas the first 13 teams asked had voted unani- mously for a strike. The Players Association has threatened a strike because of an argument with owners over money for the ballplayers' health benefit plan. The association is demanding lhat Ihe owners contribute because of cost-of-living increases in the past three years. The owners have offered In exhibition baseball, Ellie Hcndricks tripled across the tying run in the fifth inning, then singled in the winning run in the seventh as Baltimore Ori- oles nipped Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2. Tony Muser led Chicago White Sox with four hits and two RBI in a 9-5 triumph over Kansas City Royals. Luis Aivar ado and Ed Herrmann contrib- uted three hits each in the Chi- cago offence. A triple by Ted Simmons and single by Jorge Roque broke a tie and gave St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 rain-shortened inning victory over Houston Astros. Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees played to a 1-1 tie in a game called after 13 innings because of rain. Cesar Geronimo's single drove home Ihe game's first run in the top of the Cincinnati 10th inning The Yankees tied it in their half of the inning on Johnny Calli son's home run. Craig Nettles drove In six runs for Cleveland as the Indi- ans pulled out a 12-8 come-back triumph over Chicago Cubs. Hank Aaron and Oscar Brown homered for Atlanta in a 15-1-1 triumph over Texas Rangers. Lethbridge Sugar King play- ers are sharpening their blades and taping their sticks as they prepare for two big Allrerta Ju- nior Hockey League playoff games against Red Deer Rust- lers at Henderson Ice Centre Sunday and Monday. Usually the Sugar Kings host their games on Saturday and Sunday, but the Ice Capades will occupy the ice rink Satur- day leaving no alternative ex- cept to wait one day. Game times are set for 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday. The best of seven semi-final series between the two clubs opened in Red Deer last week- end. The first game of the series finished in a 3-3 tie, hut the Rustlers came back the next day with a stunning 7-1 vic- tory. Trailing by two points, the home-standing Sugar Kings would like two victories on home ice to carry back to Red Deer the following weekend. If their wishes are granted, they would be guaranteed at east one more home game this .eason. In the semi-final series, the :eam that earns eight points or letter wins a bcrtii into the league finaLs. The Sugar Kings are ready [or the two games and at last report are anxious to tangle with their old rivals again. No injuries have been report- ed from the Sugar Kings rosier and they plan to be out in full force. The past season the Sugar Kings, ladened with H rookies finished fourth in the seven- team league will 20 victories, 27 losses and one tie for 41 points. They blasted in 193 markers while giving up 264 in the 48 game schedule and also picked up the most minutes in the sin- bin with Veteran Ken Dodd had his best year with Ihe Kings this season, leading the team will) 21 goals and 46 assists for 6V points. His 46 assists set a new league record and helped him earn an all-star spot on Ihe sec- ond team. Dave George, a late arrival this year, due to brief stints with the Calgary Centennials and Vancouver Nats of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League placed second behind Dodd. George rifled in 32 goals and added 24 assists for 56 points in 31 games. Chris McMaslers, Sugar Kings' rookie of the year, fin ished third among the team scorers and was followed close- y by George HcCrea and iandy Andreachuk. McMasters picked up S3 loints on 28 goals and 25 help- ers while McCrea who missed eight league games racked up Ratiiiac here on weekend Rainer Ratinac, the third seeded squash player In the world today, will be a Leth bridge visitor this weekend.. Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, Ratinac will be at the YMCA for a series of ex- hibition matclies with mem bers of the Lethbridge YMCA Squash Club. Also Saturday evening he will give a series of lessons. Ratinac is currently Ihe club professional at the Glencoe Club of Calgary. He is the reigning Alberta squash chanv pion. The exhibitions are open to the public but there is limitec space. Saturday night's action gets under way at and again Sunday at two. 52 points on 24 goals and 23 as- sists. Andreachuk, who started season with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WCJHL trailed in filth spot with 20 goals and 27 assists in 37 games. Minor hockey Earl Ingarfield Bred home hrec goals Thursday evening as the Lethbridge Marlands doubled the score, 4-2, on Fort Golfers clean up With the golf season Just around the corner Henderson Lake- Golf Club has planned a clean up work crew for this weekend. All members of the Lake Layout are askerl to chip in and give a hand in the clean- ing up of the course. Saturday's party will get un- der way at one o'clock while Sunday the members are ask- ed to be on hand at id the morning. Money saved from the clean- will be pnt to use in the club. It is expected that some 600 trees will be planted on the course this year. LeGrandeur scores 111 Bears' loss SHERBROOKE, Que. (CP) University o[ Toronto Varsity 31ues and St, Mary's University Huskies of Halifax will meet in :he final for the Canadian Inter- colicgiate Athletic Union hockey championship for the third con- secutive year. The Blues aavanced to the final Thursday night by defeat- ing Sir George Williams Univer- sity Georgians 5-1 while St. Mary's downed University of Al- berta Golden Bears 4-3. Sir George will meet Alberta tonight in the consolation game while the championship game is scheduled for noon Saturday. In the AJberta-St. Mary's game the Golden Bears streaked to a 2-0 lead by the mark of the first period on goals by Jerry LaGrandeur and Hick Wyronib. St. Mary's got their first goal when Richie Bayes, a former member of Canada's national team, scored at tfce opening period. The Huskies blitzed for three goals in the second period and moved into a 3-2 lead at the mark as Mike Quinn scored 20 seconds into the second period to tie the score. Randy Crowell scored 70 seconds later. Bayes got his second goal of the game at of the second to send St. Mary's into a 4-2 lead going into the third. Macleod In the second game of their two game, total goal ;eries. Marlands win the serloi 12-3 after an 8-1 opening game win. Darren Ramage scored tba other Lethbridge goal. in other league action tho Ti Cats won their best-of- Jirve Midget series with tho Comets 2 0 with a 2 i win Thursday. Mike Burla scored twice for the Ti Cats while Ron Gret- linger scored for the Comets. In another Midget playoff the labor Club Bees dumped the Royals 6-2 in the first gams of 13] e three-game series. Rockie Magce, Keith shiro, Richard Shardlow, Lorne Osmond, Brian Van Burren and Duane Lendrom shared the Bees' scoring. Ken Walterj accounted for both goals for the Royals. The Blades came back from a four-goal deficit by tallying five unanswered markers in tho. final period to edge the Coug- ars 5-4 in Bantam "B" action Thursday night. Barry Forry blasted in the winner at of the final frame and capped off a bril- come back. Walter Monltaa led Blades with two goals while Brent Hamilton, Ivano Fraulin and Forry added singles. Kevin Millar notched two goals and Terry Bailey and Bob Schlegl one apiece in a losing cause. In another Bantam "B" contest, Carey Kamitomo, Dava Miskulin, Brent Anderson, Sid- ney Braak and Lorry Albush scored a goal each to pace the Monarchs to a 5-4 win over the Ramblers. Pat McCune and Tim O'Brian replied for the Ramblers with two goals apiece. RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENTS LETHBRIDGE Corner 5lh 4th Street S. SHRINE-LIONS Canadas only MEDICAL HOSPITAL YOUR BESTSWEEPSTAKE CAUSE MULNOW INCIOSED Is my order lo THE SHRIKE-DON JWIIWTAKtS ASSOCIATION FOR HUM honrt to He. IfcluU qui ntitx) O J5.M D JW.OO O MiCHl tcnus 12 J25.00 PKOli WINNERS OF FEB.14th DRAW ;