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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March IS, 1971 - THI LETHBRIDOI HIRAIO - IS Russians easy victors Americans surprise Czechs fcw>www:\x^\\\^^ i exist* � U.S. GOALIE CHECKS CZECHS - United States goalie Carl Wetzel sprawls on Ice at Bern, Switzerland, Friday as he locks puck in World Ice hockey champonship game between United States and Czechoslovakia. Czech's J Bohuslav Statsny (2) attempted to beat Wetzel. U.S. player in background Is Bruce Biutte. The Americans upset the favored Czechs 5-1. Outcome of World event won't have bearing Duguid to quit competitive curling MEGEVE, France (CP)-Win or lose, defending champion Don Duguid of Winnipeg says this world tournament is his last crack at competitive curling. lite 35-year-old skip, curling fince he was nine, led Canada into today's four-team playoff with a 7-0 won-lost record for the second straight year. Duguid won 10-6 against Scotland's Jimmy Sanderson in the seventh round Friday. The Winnipeg foursome tackles Switzerland's Cesare Oa-nepa in one semi-final today while Sanderson takes on Dale Dalzjel of the United States in smother. (Ticket prices will be raised TORONTO (CP) - Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League will raise ticket prices by as much as $3.50 a seat for next month's Stanley Cup playoffs. The club announced Thursday that red seats normally costing $6.50 will be worth $10. The cheapest seats, the greys, will be boosted from $2.50 to $4. Blues, $5.50 during the regular season, will cost $8. Bowling CAPRI BOWL SENIOR CITIZENS Henry Bechthold 224; Frank Bern-hart 240; Len Mllner 258; Norah Hof-forth 231; C. Van Wyk 238; Jack Nun-wetler 217; Tom Archbold 238; Roy LaValley 245; Bert Madlll 222; Arle Koala 273 ( 711V HENRY HOMES Bruce Canfield 264 (765); Mary Mor-eom 225; Hugh Rled 274; Len Kuhn 268; Jerry Areshenko 259 (705); Frank Tuttle 283; Kathy Muller 229; George Alexander 247; Fran A. Beresnak 241; Lydla Geworsky 242. Canada, Scotland and die U.S. finished 1-2-3 in regulation play to qualify for today's action. Ca-nepa played an extra game Friday night against Sweden's Bjell Grengmark to gain his berth. The Swiss and Swedes had finished regular play with 34 records before Canepa won 9-5 in an extra game Friday night to qualify for the semi-final. Duguid, who defeated Scotland's Bill Mudrheed 11-4 in last year's final, said that the time it has taken him to gain the Manitoba, Canadian and search for the world title again has "cost me too much time." "I've had too much time off my Job and I've blown my vacation," Duguid said Friday. An assistant marketing manager in Winnipeg, Duguid said he hopes to be able to teach young curling enthusiasts in Manitoba's high school program. Sanderson finished 5-2 and Dalziel wound up with four victories and three defeats by vir- Soft-hearted bookie upset LONDON (AP) - This land of the often strange, unusual and offbeat, came up Thursday with asoft-hearted bookie. Philip Laister, manager of a big betting shop near Birmingham, England's second largest city, said he thought his customers got gypped over a prize fight decision and so he is giving the losers their money back. Soft-hearted Phil was -burned up by the verdict which dethroned heavyweight Henry Cooper and gave his British, European and British Empire boxing titles to 21-year-old Joe Bugner in London Tuesday night. The controversial verdict was by only one-quarter of a point and many ringside observers were aghast. "I get my living out of sport WRESTLING EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MONDAY, MARCH 22 - 8:30 p.m. TRIPLE MAIN EVENT LES THORNTON v� PAUL PELLER ARCHJE "THE STOMPER" GOULDIE v� GIL HAYES ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER vt DAN KROFFAT Plut 3 mere Big Bouts Including Sensational TripU Tag ADMISSION S2 Sl.SO BOX OFFICE OPENS 7 P.M. Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING en CJLH-TV and I felt that this was a slur on boxing," said Laister. "It will cost me a week's pay and perhaps a start in to the second week to refund the money to those who bet on Henry." How much that is, he wouldn't say. About that decision, Laister said that boxing fans on the continent would have "gone berserk." "I have talked to many people who were disgusted," he added. "So many people are not in a position to do anything about it. But I felt that I could. So I am paying back the stake money to the people who backed Henry." Cooper was 2 to 5 favorite to win, Bugner 2 to 1. tue of a 3-2 win against Sweden. The Norwegian rink of Knut Bjaianas finished 2-5 when it lost a 54 extra-end decision to German veteran Manfred Rae-derer. Switzerland had handed France a 6-5 loss in the same round. Norway, France and Germany finished with 2-5 marks. Duguid scored in only three of the 13 ends to defeat the Scots. Trailing 1-0 after three ends, the Winnipeg skip scored the first five-eoder of this year's competition in the fourth, then added four more in the ninth end. In the fourth, with Canada lying three, Sanderson's double takeout try missed and went through the house. Duguid drew to the 12-foot ring with his first stone and the Scottish skip followed with a draw to the eight-foot ring. Duguid removed that rock and stayed to count five. The ninth-end four was scored when the Scottish skip missed a draw shot on his final stone and missed the house, allowing Duguid to draw for four. The U.S. also gained from a Swedish win in the afternoon match. Roy Berglof, who throws fourth rocks for the Swedes, tried a complicated double takeout and also attempted to have his stone stay in the house. He missed and DaMel's crew stole a single in the final end. Canepa's Friday-night win against the Swedes earned him the European Curling Cup as well as playoff berth today. He won it as the top finisher among the five continental European entries. From AP.REUTER BERN, Switzerland (CP) - The Soviet Union, world hockey champions sincel963, got off to a good start Friday in its quest for a ninth straight title with an 11-2 victory over West Germany. In the other opening-day game of the six-team double round-robin tournament, the United States upset Czechoslovakia, the team given the best chance to beat the Rusians, 5-1. In today's games the U.S. plays Sweden and Finland goes against West Germany. The teams play each other here until March 26 and then switch to Geneva for return matches with the championship ending April 3. Canada withdrew from international hockey competition a year ago to protest an International Ice Hockey Federation decision not to allow the use of professionals in world play. Murray-Williamson, coach of the U.S. team, said after his squad's surprise victory Friday: "if we can beat the Czechs so convincingly, then we might upset a few of the others." Bertil Roenberg, whose Swed- Hawks reach playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Atlanta Hawks clinched the second and last playoff berth in the National Basketball Associations' Central Division Friday night with a 112-111 overtime triumph over Chicago Bulls but still show only a 35-45 record. Detroit Pistons, meanwhile, downed Buffalo Braves 111-105 for c team record 44th victory, but are doomed to a last-place finish in the tough Midwest Division. Elsewhere Philadelphia '76ers downed Cincinnati Royals 147-127, Boston Celtics dumped Baltimore Bullets 125-117, Phoenix Suns defeated Los Angeles Lakers 111-106, San Diego Padres whipped Milwaukee Bucks 111-99 and Portland Trail Blazers took Seattle SuperSonics 135-128. Walt Hazzard's driving shot with 27 seconds left gave the Hawks their victory. Lou Hudson and Pete Maravich scored 22 points apiece for the Hawks while Hazzard had 19 and Walt Bellamy 18. Atlanta faces the defending champion New York Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. PACES PISTONS Rookie Bob Lanier's 40 points paced the Pistons, who trailed expansion Buffalo by 14 in the third period before scoring 16 straight points to take the lead. Milwaukee wound up the regular season by losing for the fifth time in six starts after setting an NBA record of 20 consecutive victories. John Trapp led San Diego with 24 points. Portland's Geoff Petrie scored a career-high 45 points in the Blazers' victory over Seattle. His total brought him within 60 points of being only the seventh NBA player to score 2,000 points in the rookie season. ish team is favored against the Americans, said the U.S. victory caught him by surprise. "We were worried about our opening game against the Americans," the Swedish coach said. "We thought the Americans were the big unknown factor of the tournament. After their fine victory over the Czechs we know they are." Craig Patrick and Henry Bou The U.S. opened up a 3-1 lead in the first period against the Czechs, with Bruce Riutta getting two goals. Carl Wetzel, 31-year-old U.S. goalie, played brilliantly, making 43 stops compared with 31 for the Czechs goaltender. Other U.S. goals came from George Kornik, cha. Veteran Vaclav Nedoman-sky scored for Czechoslovakia. "I reckon I can give a few of these youngsters a run for their money," said the Detroit-born Wetzel. Wetzel played part of one game for Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League in 1964-65, and appeared in five games for Minnesota in 1967-68. Ewgeni Mischakow and Vladimir Wikulow each scored three goals for the Soviet team against West Germany, promoted to Class A world competition this year. Vladimir Petrow had two goals with others going to Anatoli F i r s o w, Ewgeni Zimi nand Alexander Martinuk. Alois Schloder and Rainer Phillips scored for West Germany. Playoff dates set MONTREAL (CP) - A spokesman for the National Hockey League said Friday the league's best-of-seven quarterfinal playoff series will begin April 7 in the cities of the first-and second-place teams in each division. The second games will be played in the same cities April 8. Third and fourth games will be played in the third and fourth-place cities April 10 and 11 while fifth games, if necessary, will be played April 13 in the cities of first and second-place teams. Sixth games would be April 15 in the cities of third- and fourth-place teams and seventh games would be in first- and second-place cities April 17 or 18. Semi-final games would be played Tuesdays, "Thursdays and Saturdays or Sundays. SCREEN OF SAND - First round leader In the Jacksonville Open, Lee Trevino, strains as he blasts from a sand trap on the 15th hole. Trevino shot a second round 74 and lost the lead to Don January and Steve Melnyk tied at 137. Trevino is three strokes off their pace at 140. Don January tied at top JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Veteran Don January shot a 67 Friday, including a string of nine consecutive one-putt greens, and moved into a tie for the second-round lead in the $125,000 Greater Jacksonville open golf tournament. January, 41, who won the tournament a year ago, had a 36-hole total of 137, seven under par on the 6,943-yard Hidden Hills Country Club course, tying 24-year-old amateur Steve Melnyk, who slipped to a 71 from an opening 66. Long shot Hal Underwood, a non-winning tour regular, moved into third with a 70 for 139. A drizzling rain in the morning and gusty winds in the afternoon marred the round. Lee Trevino, who shared the first-round lead with a 66, took a 74, tying South African Gary Player, Doug Ford and Dave Eichelberger at 140. Player had 70, Ford 69 and Eichelberger 71. Wilf Homenuik of Winnipeg shot a 71 for 142, tying three other players. Ken Fulton of Montreal, the only other Canadian in the field, shot a 72 for 145. Jack Nicklaus took a 75 for 146 and Arnold Palmer ballooned to a 77 and 148. United States Open champ Tony Jack-lin of England had a 76 for 145. "I played extremely well and had a really great day on the greens," said January, a lean and drawling Texan now in his 17th year on the professional tour. He started his putting exhibition on the second hole and one-putted every green through the 12th, using only 26 putts. Melnyk, a former national amateur champion playing before a home-town gallery, retained his share of the lead when he birdied the final hole from 12 feet. I SPORTS FANS1 I BET I YOU I DIDN'T I KNOW I by GARY KIRK | KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. I | Here's an oddity about I (ports attendance . . . Thar* I or* certainly more baiketball I fans In America than there � I are hockey fans, yet oddly, � 'almost all National Hockey ' Ileague teams make a profit, � while trie majority of pro I basketball teams do noil ? * ? Do you know who was the Red Sox given a day off Hitters continue to tune up their bats � .eldest man ever to be heavy-'weight boxing champion of � the world? . . . Answer is . I Jersey Joe Walcett who was I a 47 when he wen the. title In . I 1951. | I ? * * | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS When a baseball team goes sour, you sweeten its disposition with a day off, says Boston Red Sox manager Eddie Kasko. "We'll see if a break in the routine helps," Kasko said as he gave his club a one-day vacation Friday. Kasko said the club, which has lost six straight exhibition Alberta Junior Hockey League Finals TABER CIVIC CENTRE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24th-8:30 p.m. THURSDAY, MARCH 25th-8:30 p.m. LETHBRIDGE SUGAR KINGS RED DEER RUSTLERS ADMISSION PRICES ADULTS S1.50 -STUDENTS and CHILDREN 1.00 (Rush Only) Advance tickets on sale Tuesday and Wednesday 1-5 p.m. Centre Village Mall and Taber Civic Centre Season ticket holders have until 8 p.m. the night of the game to get their tickets at the Taber Civic Centre. baseball games, would be "getting down to serious business" in the weekend, games against Detroit Tigers and New York Mets. "I haven't been too concerned with results until now, stressing conditioning, timing and fundamentals," said Kasko. "Now we're going to start playing under regular game conditions." Hitters continued to tune up Friday for the regular season which starts April 5. FOUR HOMERS HELP Four home runs and tight pitching by two off-season acquisitions, Nelson Briles and Bob Johnson, led Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the Mets: Willie McCovey hit a 500-foot homer to carry San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 victory over Oa-Iand Athletics, whose Reggie Jackson hit his seventh homer of the exhibition season. Los Angeles Dodgers produced 15 hits, including homers by Bill Buckner, Tom Paciorek and Duke Sims, to blast Montreal Expos 13-5. Ollie Brown knocked in four runs with two homers, leading San Diego Padres to a 6-3 decision over Milwaukee Brewers. Elsewhere, Casey Cox pitched six perfect innings, leading Washington Senators to a 7-2 victory over Minnesota Twins, Tommy John pitched five scoreless innings as Chicago White Sox whitewashed St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 in a rainshortened, 5% inning game and Joe Coleman pitched seven strong in-, nings as the Tigers topped Philadelphia Phillies 6-5. Cleveland Indians beat California Angels 10-5 behind the pitching of Sam McDowell and Ed Farmer; Houston Astros topped Atlanta Braves 3-2 on a leadoff walk, a sacrifice and single for the winning run and Ed Kirkpatrick's two-run homer carried Kansas City Royals over Cincinnati Reds 15-13. Japan's Lotte Orions scored Baltimore Orioles handed three runs in the sixth inning New York Yankees their 11th against Ken Holtzman and straight loss, 6-4, with a two-run whipped Chicago Cubs 4-2. rally in the seventh inning. LETHBRIDGE MINOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING Civic Sports Centre - Room 3 Monday, March 22-8 p.m. AIL PARENTS, COACHES, EXECUTIVE AND INTERESTED PARTIES. ALBERTA INTERMEDIATE 'B' SEMI FINALS SATURDAY, MARCH 20th - 8:30 p.m. CLARESHOLM ARENA SUNDAY, MARCH 21st - 2 p.m. TABER CIVIC CENTRE LETHBRIDGE ALL-STARS vs EDMONTON GRADS Adult* ......1.00 Students......50 Tickets At Deer Here's a tough one . . . 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