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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March 19, 1973 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Boys' champions Gaels emerge first in entire province C 0 a 1 d a I c Kate Andrews Gaels made history as they captured the Alberta senior high school "B" boys' basket- bail championship title ia Cal- gary over the weekend. The provincial title is a first for tho Coaldale school. The Gaels bested nine other Alberta teams in the two-day event which got under way Fri- day and concluded Saturday. En route to the championship title, the Gaels came up with brilliant defensive perform- ances to sideline Edmonton St. Numbers catch up with Hawks By IAN MacLAINE Canadian Press Staff Writer The numbers game caught up with Chicago Black Hawks Sun- day afternoon and it couldn't have come at a better time for Detroit Red Wings. The Bed Wings, in a seesaw battle with Buffalo Sabres for the fourth and final playoff spot in the National Hockey League East Division, hadn't beaten Chicago in 16 regular season games and four playoff games in 1970. Goallcnder Hoy Edwards posted his sixth shutout of Uie year at Chicago and Detroit ended its three year drought with a 2-0 win to remain dead- locked with Sabres who shelled Toronto Jfaple Leafs 5-1 in a night contest. "I guess you could call It the law of said Detroit coach Johnny Wilson. "But I'd have to say that my team played awfully well." Elsewhere Sunday, Peter Jla- hovlich completed a four-goal weekend when his second of the game at Philadelphia lifted Montreal Canadiens into a 4-4 lie with the Flyers, Boston Bruins crusted Atlanta Flame.? 7-1 led by Jot-nny Bucyk's two goals, New York Rangers downed St. Louis Blues 3-r as ex-Blues' winger Mike Murphy scored twice, and California Golden Seals blanked Minnesota Ko-th Stars 2-0. Buffalo pulled into a fourth- place tie the Wings Satur- day when they tied Montreal 3-3 while Detroit was idle. In other games Saturday, To- ronto surprised the Bangers, who blew a three-goal lead, 7-5; New York Islanders upset St. Louis 6-4; Atlanta turned back Chicago 3-2; Vancouver Ca- nucks romped 6-1 against Pitts- burgh Penguins and Minnesota edged Los Angeles Kings 4-3. The Rangers and Minnesota meet in a key game at Min- neapolis Tuesday night while the fledgling Islanders and ail- ing Californians square away in a meaningless game at New York. Seals' owner Charles 0. Pin- ley admitted Sunday night after a weekend meeting vath dis- sident players that tho NHL hoard of governors offered last week to purchase his 'finan- cially-plagued franchise. "We were on top of the Hawks the whole way and the few chances they did get were taken care of by said Wilson whose Wings had been resiing for the encounter since a 5-4 loss at Detroit Fri- day night. Hawks, on the otter hand, were coming off a tough en- counter at Atlanta with only about 16 hours rest and coach Billy Reay said "the legs just weren't there in the second and third "And we were badly out- played." jiickey Redmond's 46lh goal of the year at ol the sec- ond period with Chicago's Pit Martin in the penalty box was all the offence Edwards needed. The veteran goaltcnder made 25 saves but the only two he could recall were by Jerry Ko- rab who "nearly cracked my right elbow when he came ir from the left side in the first period." "Then, in the last period, he got off a good shot down to slot during a power play." END WIN LESS STREAK Tho Sabres, held scoreless in tho first period, rammed, three goals past Toronto goalie Ro Low in the middle period aiv went on to end an eight-gam winless string. Craig Ramsay, Hick Martin and rookie defenceman Larry Carriere were the second-perio marksmen and the Leafs neve recovered despite a brief rail early in the final period whe Darryl Sittier counted on Rogc Crozier. The Bruins spotted Atlanta 1-0 Jead on Curt Bennett's goa early in (he game, but vetera Jacques in trada from Toronto two week the Flames off afte that. Mary's 32-24, oust Brooks 54-39 in the semi-final and defeat Tofield 44-29 in the champion- ship final. A strong defensive alignment proved to be the big factor for the Gaels' weekend success. During the weekend outing, the Gaels gave up only 82 points on the Scoreboard for an aver- age points per game. "I'd have to say our defen- sive game was the winning1 fac- tor ou tho comment- ed Gaels' coach Pius Labole- vech. "Tlie boys' played exception- ally well on defence and it was obviously an all round team he said. "Whenever a player got rapp- ed or missed an assisgnment, there was always someone UKTC cover him he added. In the championship game aturday night, the Gaels de- ensive game was slick but ould easily have bsen upstag- ed by their offensive attack. The Gaels toppled the Tofield Hans 44-29 by shooting an im- ressive 51 per cent from the ield. Ray Lister and Ed Lick cd the Gaels' superb shooting lercentage with an 88.7 and 50 r cent averages respectively. Dick finished the game with G points while Lister, who mau- iged to sink seven of his eight attempts hooped 14 points. Kim Pearson scored 10 points md Ken Nachligal added 8 for Tofield. Tile Gaels were never in real ;rouble during the four quau ers of play as they held leads of 22-11 and 36-20. In the semi final content, 3ick led the Gaels once again on the Scoreboard as he netted 22 points. Guenther Macht added J3 points while Lister chipped in with 10. The Gaels led Brooks 26-21 at (he half and increased it to 40-27 by the end of the third quarter. In other eamas striked on the weekend, Drayton Valley edged Vulcan 43-41, St. Mary's whal- loped Ponoka 51-19, Totield dropped Vegerville 40-37, CV gary Queen Elizabeth defeated Drayton Valley 59-30, St. Mary' whipped Peace River and St. Mary's the consolation final by dumping Queen Eliza- beth 57-43, At the conclusion of Hie two- day event Werner Schmiegelt was selected to the all star team while Dick was an unam- inous cltoice for tho most val- uable player. Calgary club tops First event Skip Jim Nak'agawa of Magralh won Ihe number one Seeman's Jewellery evenl at the annual Elks bonspiel. The winners front, lelt to right, skip Nakagawa, third Roy Johnson, Back, left to right, second Phil Sheer and lead Bill Zimmerman. Cougars miss finals, lose Alberta title By LLOYD YAJIAG1S1H Herald Sports Writer Lethbridge Catholic Central Cougars are no longer the reig- ning Alberta senior high school "A" boys' basketball champ- ions. Sir Winston Churchill Bull- dogs of Calgary knocked Oie de- fending champions off their throne by scoring an exciting I managed to even the score GG-6G i I in the last minute of play. With a few seconds remain- ing Kerry Brett of the Bulldogs was fouled and awarded Uvo free throws. IBs first Attempt missed mark but Ills second was good for the wuming point. Brett managed 13 points in the win but teammate Lindsay Second evenl Rob teFever of Medicine Hal won the number Iwo Liberty Boilers event. Tiio winners are, front, left to right, skip teFever and third Jim Isaac. Back, left to right, second Ron Bender and lead Gordon Kruger. Weekend scorers Third event. Bob Sapsford of tethbridge won the number threa event, the Modern Body Shop trophy. The winners are, front left to righl, skip Sapsford and second Harvey Hill. Back, left to right, third Bill Newerr and lead Walter 55-53 victory over the Edmon- ton Bonnie Doon Lancers in Uie championship final Saturday night. The Bulldogs bested seven other provincial representatives n the two-day modified doublc- nockout playoff tourney slag- d at the Lethbridge Collegiate jistilute Friday and Saturday. En route to Hieir successful hampionship bid, the Bulldogs efeated Edmonton Harry Ain- ay Titans 61-52, squeezed past lagrath Zeniths 68-67 in the emi-fuial and then edged Bon- 10 Doon in the championship inal. In the championship final Saturday night, a capacity crowd at the LCI gymnasium vas treated with an unbeHeve- ible action-packed ball game. The two clubs battled tn an .8-18 deadlock after Uie first liiarfer and a slim 34-33 edge 11 favor of the Bulldogs after e second. The Buudogs continued their lot pace in the second half while the Lancers petered out After eight minutes of she Bulldogs extended theii lead to 47-40 and it seemed to >e all over for the Lancers. Tna tide of the game chang ed somewhat the final quart er of action tiiough as the Lan cers starter! to hit their shots more consistently. However, as the final scon indicated, tlio Lancers jus didn't have enough time to re- verss tlie final decision. An all-round team effort ed to be the key to the dogs' victory as eight player hit the scoresbeet, SCORES 10 Tony Peterson hooped points to lead the way wbi! Ross Salmon added 14. Dave Johnston paced t h Jancers with a 15 point ou rag w'liile Doug Carter a n Wayne Sartore chipped in wil 13 and 12 points respectively. Meanwhile the defeiidi champion Catholic Cent r a Cougars didn't finish (lie tw day tourney empty-handed a they defeated the Magrath Ze iths 67-52 for the tliird pla. Mcir paced the club with 1C. Ponomar netted 22 points In a losing cause while Baldcrson hit the rim for 17. In other games staged. Sat- urday, Calgary Crescent Heights Titans captured the consolation final by defeating Edmonton Harry Ainlay 60-55, tlra same Calgary club dropped Grande Prairie 43-39 and Harry whipped Red Deer Lind- say Thurber 71-51. Nats continue o handle Jets Stewart [Casting selected to team Wendy Kasling of the Lclh- bridgo Amateur Swim Club li.is been selected to .in all- girls' swim learn which will compete) in Russia later this month. Canada is the only non-Com- munist country that has been invilod to participate in the Russian Invitational Swim Meet which will be held in Riga, a province of Latvia. Kasling will join teammates Anne Marie McCaffrey of Calgary, Roso Marie Pepe of Vancouver and .Merrily Strai- ten of Toronto ami coach Doug Crarer of Calgary for the six- day event. Tlie Canadian contingent will leave for Russia Wednesday morning. The event is set to go from Mar. 25-30 inclusive. By THE CANADIAN PRESS SUNDAY Detroit 2 Chicago 0 Liuett. Buffalo 5 Toronto I Martin, Carriere, Robert, Meehan; Boston 7 Atlanta 1 2, Shep- pard, Esposilo, Sanderson, Orr, Hodge; nett. Ttangers 3 SI. Louis Banger 2, Ylolphe; SI. Philadelphia 4 Montreal J Bar- ber, Clarke, Flett; P. Mahovlich 2, F. Jlahovlicli, Latlcur. California 2 Minnesota 0 Johnston, Weir. SATURDAY Toronto 7 Kmigcvs 5 2. Kcon 2, ,1 a r r y, Pelyk, McKemiy; 2, Vickers 2, Fairbairn, Atlanta 3 Chicago 2 2, Ben- nett; Ko- rab. Vancouver (i TMftshurjiti I 3, Le- mieux, Wright, Kurtenbnch; Islanders 6 St. Ixniis 4 2, Harris, Ilenning, Marchinko, Nichol- son St. Ungcr, DeMarco, Evans. Buffalo 3 Montreal 3 Luce, Gratlon; Ma- hovlich 2, Wilson. Minnesnta 1 Los Angeles 3 2, Oliver, IX'Uoim; Los Angeles Ala- rotte, Venasky, Berry, Locals dominate judo meet Members of the YMCA Judo Club canic home with more than their share oi titles in Ihe Alberta junior and intermediate judo champion- ships held in Edmonton Satur- day. In 12 events the locals picked up nine first place finishes, and four second and third place standings. First place finishes went to Brelt Johnson, Neil Pomahac, Darryl Steven Tsu- jiura, Wayne Tsukishima, Don Tsujiura, Michael Calder, Tom Grccnway and Jofl Meli. Second place winners includ- ed Wes Murakami. Bart Gre'cn- way. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa Nationals have found Winnipeg. The NaU, alter a near-dis- strous season at home in hich the financially-plagued 'orld Hockey Association, fran- liise played to mere echoes in le Civic Centre, are gaining jcognition on the road. They downed Ihe Jets 3-2 Sun- ay for their third successive icfory in Winnipeg, making :t ight wins in their last nine ,ames, to climb into a fourth- ilaco tie with Philadelphia Slrrars in tlie Easlem Division, The loss was also the fifth jlraighl for the Je'.s although he Winnipeg learn didn't lose much of their grip atop tlie Vestcrn standings. They lead las Angeles by 10 after the Sharks moved nto second place, Saturday night by blanking Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0. Houston Aeros, third in the West a point behind Ange- les, lost ground Sunday when icy suffered a home-ice 3-2 set- back to New York Raiders. CRUSADEKS FADING In other Saturday games New England Whalers move< eight points ahead of Clevelanc in the race for first in the Eas by trimming Philadelphia 4-0 Alberta Oilers blanked Les Novdiqucs 3-0 and Chicag Cougars beat New York 6-3. Los Angeles is in Clevelaiu and Philadelphia at Houston ir tonight's games. Ottawa grabbed a Uvo-goa lead on first-period scores b Bob Leduc and Steve King be- fore a Winnipeg crowd of The Jets rebounded in the sec- ond as Larry Horr.ung and Bobby Hull beat Nats sensa- tional rookie goaltcnder, Gilles GraUon. Rick Cunningham restored tho Ottawa lead at of the econd and 20-year-old Gratton nado it stand up until Tom fartin scored the fourth Nats' ;oal into an empty Winnipeg et with eight seconds remain- ing in the game. Ken Block's fifth goal of the wilh help from the WIIA's eading scorer, Ron Ward, at :18 of sudden-death overtime ml led out the New York vie. ory. The other New York goals rent to Kent Douglas and Vard, who scored his 48th goal if the season and increased his joint production to 114. Frank Hughes, in the first pe- riod, to lie the score 1-1, and Brian McDonald, in the second to give the Aeros a 2-1 lead in front of Houston fans, re- plied for Ihe losers. The Whalers posted their sev- enth straight win Saturday he- hind the 34 saves of goallender Bruce Landon and offensive support in the second period from John Dauby and Tom Wil- liams. George Gaidner posted the shutout in front of Cleve- land fans that lifted Los Ange- les into second place behind Winnipeg. Bob Sicinski scored twice at Chicago to pace the Cougars with a liome crowd of looking on. Jim McLeod faced 47 New York shots in the Chi- cago net- Lethbridge Minor Baseball Answa! General Meeting Monday, Moreh 19 8 p.m. Adams Ice Centra Room No. T A good turnout of ptirenfs is requeiteril Scott Tanner while third place standings wenl lo Elaine Tak- eda, Todd Myers. Barry Kinri' tnctt and Guy Pomahac. Fourth event Floyd Gillies of Picture Bulte the number four Dennis Johnson memorial event.. The are, front, lell to riglil, second Kczie Katakanii end lead Allan Hanna. Back, loft to right, third Bob Hanna and skip Gilles. The rink was listed as the! F.nso BaceOa of Ixsthbridgc Roy Johnson rink of I.elh- J fell victim lo Bob IxsFcver in bridge but Jim Nal Mngrath called tha shots. of the number two Liberty Boilers LcFevcr of Medicine title. Kandy Ttoyer came up wi a big 25-point performance f Jie Cougars while Peter Sikoi added another 20. John Balderson hcoped 10 points and Rick Poaomar M for the Zeniths, who trailed Vi- 20 at the half. In the championslvip semi- finals staged. Saturday after- noon, the Cougars and Zeniths just couldn't click in order to continue their champioreship title bids. The Cougars ran into a hot Bonnie Doon squad and fell 66- 50 while the Zeniths were squeezed out by the 1973 cham- pion Bulldogs 68-67. The Cougars trailed riglit from tlie opening toss-up in their contest against the Lancers. Tlie Lancers held quarter leads of 13-10, 3J-23 and 47-30. Royer came up with 26 points for the Cougars, who seemed to have some problems in rutting Hie basket. On the other hand, Doug Carter and Wayne Sario-re had the hot hand for the Lancet 2s they pumped in 20 poinis for the The Zeniths came within sec- onds of advancing to the cham- pionship round in tho oilier semi-final The Magrath crew (railed 16- 12 after the first quarter but managed to gain a 35-33 margin by the end of the first half. They increased ttieir fo 5-M3 after the Ihird quarter but suddenly Ihe roof fell in. Tho Bulldogs battled back in the final eight minutes and on Carrier Deanna Miyauchi and The combination paid off in Hat won out over Willy Froidl spades Sunday as they won the in the semi-final, Baceda oust- cd Vernal llaga of Vulcan, last year's number ono champion, In the number three, Modern spii- 1973 Elks Iwnspicl. Eighly rinks look pail iri the three-day, four-event affair. Meanwhile all the uitermod- Nakagawa got past: Scoll Hen- Body Shop Bob Sapsford of ite winners in the one-day' dcrson nf Lcililmrtge in the Let lib ridge emerged with the ,'cnt at Edmonton will now final of the primary Ssemaiis spoils over Garth Nilsson of CENTRAL AIR CONDfiTSONING lal event compete in the Canadian Na- tional Youth championships to be. held at the University of Lethbridge May 5. Tlie winners of this particular affair will represent Canada in tlie Kuropean Youth champion- ships in June, 1973. Tlie local judokans competing vrill include Don Tsujiura, Mich- ael Calder, Tom Grecnway and Jot Meli. Jewellery event. Kov Henderson it was a csse of mere frustra- tion. In tho past fivo years Henderson has lost cut in tho finals three tlmss. He has, how- ever, won it all twice. Nakagswa entered the linal nftcr flopping Bill r.[ Lethbvidge in the souii-finai, Henderson bested Dak- Joiin- son of Merlicino Hat [or his bertli in the final. Warner. Gowor Kennedy of Fort Maelcod was third follow- ed by Roy Walters of Foremost. Bob Hanna of Picture Butle won tho number four Dennis Jolmson memorial event. Han- sitii'linnl Kulkn. also ol Picture Butle, in tho final. Medicine lint gals win title MOOSE JAW (CP) Modi- cine Hat Community College posted a perfect record of J2 wins and no losses Saturday to capture tho women's title in the Four-West volleyball tour- nament. In men's play, Red River Community College of Winni- peg registered 10 wins ami hvo I losses for firet place, ahead of i In liio semi final. Hanna j Northern Alberta Institute ol downed Terry Nilsson nf Warn- j Technology. The Kdnionton- while Kiilka li immeil Cor-} based team had eight wins and don Hamilton of Calgary. four losses. 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