Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Sikora hot for locals in iinal AWARD WINNERS Bob Voir, left, and The Herald's Joe Balla received the two top awards at the annual spring banquet of the Lcfhbridge Fish and Gome Associa- tion Saturday. VaEr, range chairman for the club, wai awarded Ihe J. Erie Carr Trophy, which is representative of the outcfaorsman of the year for Ihe local group.'Balia, president of the Alberta rish and Game and long- time columnist for The Herald, was awarded the Fulton Trophy by the provincfal organization. Trie Fulton Trophy Is the top conservation award in the province. Cougars new provincial champs It was a short trip home for he jubilant Catholic Central Cougars as they brought back he Atberta "B" Boys' basket- >all championship title from over the weekend. Catholic Central Cougars have waited 17 long years to be called provincial champions but tltey finally did it by topping seven other learns in the two- day modified single knockout playoff tourney. Enroute to victory the Coug- ars stunned Grande Prairie 68 36 dropped Edmonton Harry Ainlay Titans SMS in the semi- finals nnd trounced Edmonton Eastglen Blue Devils 54-28 in the championship final. The championship match was Supreme Court tests Curt1 Flood's suit Falcons edge Gaels in final 1ACOMBE (Special! _ Coal- dale Kate Andrews Gaels ran out of steam and suffered a 62-40 loss to Foremost Falcons in tha consolation final in the Alberta "B" Boy's Basketball championship tournament Sat- urday. The Gaels had beaten two other clubs earlier in the day and couldn't keep up lo the Falcons' pace during the four quarters of play. Foremost received a bye in tho two-day tourney and played only one game Saturday after- noon to reach the consolation final. Oil Kings win tovice oil weekend By THE CANADIAN PRESS Edmonton Oil Kings flexed Iheir muscles in British Colum- bia this weekend, defeating Vic- toria Cougars 4-2 and Vancou- ver Nats G-5 in warmups to the playoffs in the western division of the Western Canada Hockey League. Meanwhile, New Westminster Bruins, who meet tlie Oil Kings in quarter-finals starting March 26 in Edmonton, handed Victo- ria its second weekend its 10th defeat in the 10 games the two clubs have play- ed this season. In (lie eastern division, Bran- don Wheat Kings edged Snska- toon Blades 5-4, Riving Saska- toon fans a possible laste of tilings to come when the hvo clubs meet in Iheir semi-finals, starting next weekend. Calgary Centennials and Med- icine Hat Tigers fought to a 3-3 draw Saturday night in Medi- cine Hat. They'll meet again March 26 for an A-series playoff parne. BOMBERS BOMB JETS In other weekend eastern divi- sion games, Fliji Flon Bombers bombed Winnipeg Jets 6-1 in Winnipeg, and Regina Pats closed out the home-half of their schedule with a 3-0 victory over Swift Current Broncos. Meanwhile In Nanton, In pro- vincial "C" competition the host Nanton Knights won tlie Alberta title. Knights upended Worsley 55- 44 in the final of the two-day provincial tournament. Falcons started things off quickly taking a 21-7 lead after the first quarter and a 31-18 lead after the second. Falcons were never really threatened as they held a com- fortable 45-27 margin wilh only eight minutes remaining. Phil Kultpren paced the Fal- cons' attack with 15 points while Ed Dick managed 15 for the Gaels, To reach the consolation final, the Falcons defeated Grande Prairie St. Joseph's while the Gaels whipped Dnimheller 5-1-38 and Vermillion 55-30. In the Drumheller contest, Werner notched 15 points while Dick added 13. Dick was also hot against Vermillion leading his club with a 12 point performance. Interesting to note, every player on the Gaels squad hit the scoreshect and they man- gel to come up with a 46 per cent shooting average. Toficld captured the pionsliip title dropping Plain 59-31. It was Sloncy Plain's game of the day and didn't have the legs to their host in the final. cham- Stony third they give Blues win hockey title S1ERBROOKE (CT) Uni- versity of Toronto Blues won the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union hockey champi- onship Saturday a.s they trounced St. Mary's University Huskies of Halifax 5-0. Pat Healy, who led the Blues wilh two goals and opened scoring late in Ihe firsl period. The nines retaiiu'd con- trol of tile game as they outshol the Huskies from Halifax 41 to 20. John Wright followed with the winning second goal in the last minute of the second period. WASHINGTON CAP) The Supreme Court today took up Curt Flood's suit against organ- ized baseball. Former justice Arthur J. Goldberg, in arguments pre- pared for a one-hour hearing, contended that Ihe contract that binds a player to one team di- rectly violates anti-trust laws. Goldberg, representing the former St. Louis Cardinal centrcfieldcr, urged the court lo reverse a 1922 decision that ex- empted baseball from laws reg- ulating inter-state commerce, He said the ruling was an an- achronism. But Paul A. Porter, a Wash- ington lawyer, and Louis L. Joynes Jr., a New York lawyer, caulioned that the reserve sys- tem is the cornerstone of base- jail. Without it, they said, the s'eallhicst teams in the largest cities would attract the best players, destroying baseball's competitive balance. STARTED IN 1909 Backed by the players' union, Flood brought his damage suit against baseball after the Cardi- nals traded him to Philadelphia Phillies in 1969. He wanted to be marie a "free at liberty lo play for a team of his choos- ing. At the very least, Goldberg said, baseball should give play- ers the limited freedom of ac- tion provided in football, basket- ill, hockey and other sports. "The Sherman Act has long prohibited businessmen from entering inio concerted agree- ments to eliminate competition among themselves in the pro- curement of commodities cssen tial to their businesses. Ant businessmen are plainly pro- hibited by the act from utilizing concerted refusals to deal, o; group his brief said. "There is little question bu that organized baseball's re- serve system falls within these per se proscrip lions." But even if baseball retain, its exemption from federal reg ulation, Goldberg said, it shouli be subject to state anti-trus .aws. TWED BEFORE This was the approach taken unsuccessfully, by Wisconsin of ficials in 19GG when they tried t keep the Braves from switchin; to Atlanta from Milwaukee. Porter and Hoynes said tha modification of the reserve sys tern is likely. But, they said Flood's complaint is fundamen tally a labor-management di: pule and any change should b worked out by the ballplayers union and the club owners. In their brief, Porter Hoynes recalled that before Ih reserve system was adopted al most 100 years ago clubs foldei in midseason and gambling am fixing of games were common place. "It is commonly they said, "that professiona baseball cannot function like Hi usual commercial enterprise where each competitor has strong incentive to strive lo tain a greater market shar and, if possible, put the other out of business. "One the contrary, the inter ests of the players and the club in baseball require thnt t1' strength of the teams in tb league be reasonably even balanced. Thus there is a Wen competition and partnership among the clubs in baseball hieh would be both unneces- ary and improper in the nor- lal business Porter, who represents Bowie Kulin, the commissioner, and oynes, on behalf of the club iraers, pointed out that Flood's Elks just miss Alberta crown RE-ROOF NOW... Before Leaks Develop Make Simpsons-Sears Your Headquarters for Dependable. Pfolccd'vc. Beautiful Roofing Come In to. Your Nearest Sn'Tipsons-Seiirb Store or Plione i salary has increased steadily, from in 1958 to in 1969. That same year, they said, 13 of tlie 24 major-league clubs suffered losses, some of them in the millions. A final decision by the jus- tices Is expected before the end of June. Monday, March 30, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Lethbridge Midget Elks won IB battle Saturday but lost Ihe ar. The Elks met Camrose in the Mberta Midget championships and despite a 4-2 win Saturday ost the two game, total-goal eries 8-S after losing 6-2 in Jamrose last weekend. The Elks took a 3-0 lead after the first period but that was heir biggest outburst of the afternoon. Flyers te 3-3 Williams Flyers and Purity Bottling opened their best of :hree City Recreation Hockey League semi final playoff ser- ies with a 3-3 stalemate before a good size crowd at Henderson Lake Ice Centre Sunday after- oon. Gary Paskuski's second mar- ker o! Ihe day at the mark of the final period forced (lie Flyers into a 10 minute sudden death overtime which went scoreless. Another overtime period could not be staged since the ice attendances had to starl preparations for the Sugar Kings Rustlers match later in the evening. Laurie Grimson started things off Sunday connecting at the mark of the first per- iod which gave the Flyers s 1-0 lead into the second. Paskuski came back for the Bottlers early in the second frame, hut Peter Neufelt pu' the Flyers back in the lead less than two minutes later. TCK Wiebe rounded out the Flyers scoring at the mark of the final period, bul Purity notched two quick goals to earn the tie, Brian Douglas lirerl in liif only marker of tho evening with 12 minutes remaining while Paskuski followed up two minutes later. During the 70 minutes of ac lion, Flyers took seven of 1 minor penalties along with one of two majors. Neil Kristjanson of thi Bottlers took the only 10 min ute misconduct assessed. Semi final action continue Tuesday night when the Labor Club Canucks mee the U of L Pronghorns in the! second game of the best o three affair. Canucks lead 1-0 after a slim 4-3 win last Wednesday. Game time is set for 8 p.m at Henderson, not 9 p.m. previously scheduled. Terry Roberts, Joe Meli, and iernie Syrenne scored in the pening stanza and Brian Cave dded a single in the third. Elks will now complete their layoffs in the Southern AI- rta Juvenile League. Meanwhile Lethbridge Blades won the "B" section of lie Camrose invitational over he weekend. Blades belted Camrose Drill- ers 5 1 in the final as Richard ''reeraan and Brent Olesky :ach scored twice. Brad Holt icored the other. Tho locals advanced to the 'inal with a one sided 9-1 win over Edmonton Bears as Free- man fired home five markers. Jarry Forry, Steve Campbell, Kevin Hunt and Brent Olesky completed the scoring with sin- Blades had earlier lost .heir first gams to Camrose Wildcats 4-1. Bruce Anderson earned his tenth shutout of the Pee Wee season helping the Totems blank the Blues 4-0 over the weekend. Peter Watson added the scor- .ng punch with two goals while Brian Robinson and Dale Kam- nski chipped in with singles. In another Pee Wee contest, Brad Poch scored three times for the Bisons, but it wasn't enough as his club suffered a 5-3 loss to the Vikings. Boyd Cave notched two goals For the Vikings while Todd Tokeyasu, Ken McKeen and Duane Ptycia aided with a goal each. In Bantam "B'' play, Theo DeGroot tallied a hat trick and helped the Rangers gain a 4-4 draw with the Eagles. Gary Prince rammed in the other Rangers' marker while Darrel Laidiaw replied twice for the Eagles. Peter Danielson and Gordon managed singletons. Steven Michie and Scott Mac- Lennan slapped in a goal each in the final period to lift the Seals to a 2-2 lie with the Nug- getts. The Nuggetts, who led 1-0 after the first period and 2-0 after the second, received solo markers from M. Howe and Don Burla. Brian Miller registered his second consecutive shut out helping the Kings blank the Mustangs 2-0. Mike McDavid and Pat Os- hlro provided the offence with a goal apiece. Brian Wright scored two big goals and paced the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Mon- arch s. Peter Braak added a single marker while Ron Shellenberg and Carey Kamitomo tallied for the Monarchs. by far their easiest victory In tho three games as they proved their sujwriority over the Blue Devils The Cougars started off slow in the championship final net- ting six baskets in 29 attempts in the first hall. They managed to carry a 12-3 lead after the first quarter ol play and could add only three more points in the second. Eastglen's shooting was equal- ly poor as they hit the mark twice in 19 shots during the first half. Trailing 15-7 going into the second half, Eastglen was start- led as they took on a different Cougar club. After displaying a poor shoot- Ing percentage in the first half the Cougars came alive and flipped in 17 out of 22 shots in tJw second. Peter Sikora wns a standout sinking six out of eight shots while Calvin Poirier went five for six. Coupars1 team shooting aver- age after the 32 minutes of ac- tion came to -11 per cent while Eastglen had a low 24 per cent average. From the foul line, Cougars hooped 62 per cent of their tries while Eastglen picked off 50 per cent, Sikora, who was later named on tic provincial "A" boys' basketball all-star team led the Cougars wilh a big ?3-point per- formance while Poirier chipped in with 11. ADDED NI.VE Lyle Gallant also aided with nine points while Scotty Mc- Eachern led Eastglen wi'h nine. In their semi-final encounter against the Titans, a second quarter surge by the Cougars proved to make tho difference. The Cougars trailed 15-10 after the first quarter but fought back in the second to carry a slim 27-25 margin into the dressing room at half-time. The Cougars took control of the ball game in the second half of play and were able to increase their lead to 42-33 after the third quarter. Dennis Hydychuk paced the Cougars' 42 per cent shooting average with 15 points wliile Randy Roycr aided the cause with '12. Sikora and Gallant also swish- ed 10 points apiece for the vic- tory- Hick Jobnson with 21 points and Mark Smith with 12 led the Titans' 33 per cent shooting average. The Catholic Central cheer- leaders also captured the cheer- leading trophy aVer the two- day affair. It "is their sixth one in seven tourneys. Meanwhile in other champion- ship round play, to determine tho tliird-place team, Edmon- ton Harry Ainlay Titans thrash- ed Calgary St. Francis Browns 90-61 after taking a 41-32 lead at the half. Rick Johnson with 13 points and Jerry Shockey with 22 led the winning side while Greg Grassick was tops for the los- ers with 21. Red Deer Lindsay Thurbcr Raiders won the consolation title by beating Calgary Central Memorial Rams 61-24. In a championship semi-final play, EdmontcB Blue Devils beat Calgary Browns 77-58. In consolation semi-finals, Calgary Rams shaded Grande Prairie Tomahawks 56-46 and Red Deer Raiders nipped Raymond Com- ets ff7-B2. Grassick, Johnson, Will Harp- er of the Blue Devils and Doug Baker of the Raiders were named to the provincial senior "A" all-star team along with Sikora. MOOD SOON Jacklin was unhappy ofler missing a short birdie purl Sunday but mood soon changed as he won the Greater Jackson golf tourna- ment, and in a playoff wilh John Jacobi. nn____ JACKSONVILLE, (API "I had a lot of tilings to prove to a lot of people, includ- ing Tony Jacklin." Jacklin was discussing his playoff victory over Johnny Ja- cobs Sunday for the first prize in the Greater Jackson- ville open golf tournament. "There was a lot on my shoul- the handsome young Englishman said. "Even though you've won two major championships, people forget in a hurry. "Even some of the other pros are looking at you wondering if you're a flash in the pan. "It was getting to me Maybe I was pressing too hard, trying loo hard to win. "So this one is extra nice." CLIMAXES COMEBACK Jacklin, winner of the 1909 British and the 1970 United States open championships, had suffered through a poor 1971 season before climaxing his comeback with a decision over Jacobs on the first extra hole at the Hidden Hills Country Club course. Wilf Homenulk of Winnipeg, who blew to a 77 Friday, never was a threatening factor there- after and finished at 236, worth but 13 strokes behind the co-leaders. Jacobs, who won only 56.181 last year before getting hit witli a six-month suspension that has just been lifted earned Jacklin, who placed 102nd on the money list last year after winning caught Jacobs with a birdie on the long par-five 17th hole. He finished with a four-un- der-pr.r 68. Jacobs had a final round 70. Australian Bruce Crampton closed with two birdies and gained a share of third place with Rod Funseth. They were lier) at 284, after Crampton had a 70 and Funseth 71. Bob Murphy rallied for a 72 and was alone at 285. Advance lo semifinals Leeds, Arsenal move on LONDON (Renter) Leeds United and Arsenal both reached the semi-finals of the English Football Association Cup by one-goal margins Satur- day. Leeds rallied to beat Totten- ham Hotspur 2-1 on goals by Alan Ciarke and Jackie Cbarl- lon. while Alon scored for Arfcnnl in the -Iflth minute to edge Second Division Orient 1-0. Manchester United forced a replay against Knglish League Cup-holders Stoke City, which led 1-0 on Jimmy Grecnhoffs final until George Best notched the tying goal for United nine minutes from the end. Second-Division Birmingham Cily earned the other semi-final place with a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town, which is struggling to avoid relegation from the First Division. Malcolm Page, Bob Latchlord and Bob Hatton scored Birming- ham's goals. Huddersfield was handicapped when goalkeeper David Lawson was carried off wilh a concussion just before halftime. AIMING FOR 2 TITLKS Stoke City still has a good chance of completing a unique league Cup and FA Cup double after holding Manchester United to the draw. Two of the Scottish Cup quark cr-finals ended in draws. Celtic, the Cup holders, were held to a 1-1 standoff at home to Hearts, while Molhcrwcll and Glasgow Hangers drew 2-2, In the olher Cup matches, Hibernian coasted to a 2-0 victory over Aberdeen and Kilmarnock beat Raith Rovers IM. In regular English League play, Manchester Cily opened up a five-point lead at the lop of the First Division with a 1-0 vic- tory over Chelsea before fans. Ticdney Marsh, signed for from Second Division Queen's Park Rangers two weeks ago, made an impressive debut for the Manchester club whose [one goal was scored by Tommy Booth. He headed home a centre pass from Fran- cis Lee in the 23th rnimilc. 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