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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THI IETHBRID0E HIRAID - Thursday, March 2S, 1971- Fall three games down in Alberta final Sugar Kings directly behind the eight-ball By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer TABER - John Chapman of the Lethbridge Sugar Kings was talking to himself Wednesday night after his club dropped a 2-1 decision to the Red Deer Rustlers before more than 2,000 fans in Taber. Chapman had good reason to be upset as the loss dropped his Kings three games behind in the best-of-seven Alberta Junior Hockey League final series. The fourth, and what could be the final game, is set for tonight at the Taber Civic Civic Centre at 8:30. The first - year Lethbridge coach simply looked at the scoreboard at the end of the game and shook his head as if to say, why? As has been the case in all three games thus far the two clubs were tied 1-1 after the first period with the Rustlers scoring the only goal of the second period. The third period was scoreless. "I don't know what we have to do," said Chapman. He was referring) of course, to the fact that the Kings while out-shooting the Rustlers 35-29 could only beat Dale Henwood once. Randy Andreachuk fired the lone Lethbridge goal as he turned in his second consecutive outstanding performance. The lanky right winger picked up a loose puck directly in front of Henwood and beat ham cleanly to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. John Laskoski replied for Red Deer in the first period and then Dave Andrewciw was given credit for the winner after the puck went in off Leth- ANDY CAPP Golf tournament set for holiday Lethbridge will have a new golf tournament it was announced today. Henderson Lake Golf Club will play host to the first, and it is hopeful the annual, Celebrity Invitational the weekend of May 22, 23 and 24. The competition, with an ex- Bowling scores GLENDALE BOWLING MENS COMMERCIAL Steve Pedersen 328 (877), Randy Wolstoncroff 328 (876), Robin Wheeldon 340 (851), Yo Nlshfmuria 363 ( 807), Mick Murchayk 315 (860), Ken King 308 (8161, Jack Jones 280 (756), Bill Koskoski 268 (727), John Naycheshen 282 (754), Sam Glrardi 290 (786), Fred Thomas 288 (745), Ray Decalre 310. B AND E HARDWARE Sandy Scattergood 270 (772), Bill Bach 286 (772), John Scattergood 276 (766), Gwen Edwards 275 (693) Bob Deimuth 258 (690), K. Wltzke 299 (689), Bunny Anderson 239 (650), Steve Gan-gur 248 (688), Dot Anderson 239, Graham Scattergood 238, A. Kogler 204, Barb Scattergood 238, G. Sundberg 248. SENIOR CITIZENS Frank Bernhardt 332, Arle Koole 227, Len Melener 240, Henry Bechthold 229, Evan Evans 237, Roy LaValley 245, Bill Janson 264, Emil Collins 265, Frank Richards 231 Bert Modlll 201. HIGAS LADIES Sandy Scattergood 288 (757), Maro Mlchalenko 286 ( 748), Dlanne Vlollnl 265 ( 721), Shirley Boyd 293 (726), Carol Backer 304 (710), Pat Jarvle 251 (729), Marge Clark 273 (701), Brenda Pedersen 278 (655), Marlene Bosch 243, Dot Bulpitt 249, Phil Harrison 272, Susan McDonald 271, Judy Larson 246, May Kolesar 254 (650), Gladys Jarvle 253, Kay Mann 268 ( 657). CH.E.C. Francis Wright 276 (760), Yutaka Urano 283 (723), Rick Larson 259 (766) Sandra Westllng 271 (724), Matt Simons 251, H. C. Brown 231, Eldon Westllng 231, Rosa Home 231, Eldon Bodle 269, Marg Bengry 241, Irene Bourassa 217, Verda Dudley 227, Steve Saler 270, Don Sherwood 265. pected field of some 220 golfers, will be 54 holes of medal play. Honors in seven divisions will be up for grabs in the three-day event. Placing in divisions will be based on certified handicaps. As well as individual competition there will also be a team event. Tournament co-ordinator Ted Berlando said Wednesday "we hope to make this a real big tourney." Sponsors for the tournament include Labatts Brewery and Star-Lite Motel in the team events with The Lethbridge Herald, Haico Manufacturing, John Black's, Leo Singer's, Frank Walker's, R. and J. Partsman, Commodore Mobile Homes and Dorigatti Construe tion responsible for prizes in the individual competition. "When we get finished all our plans for this tourney," added Berlando, "we will have nearly $4,000 in prizes. It is hoped that upwards of 30 celebrities will take part. S P O III s Illilllll Stan Fischler's Inside Hockey IT....................................... tiLiilBWIftnii kiD'i niTfl'ifc.......J VS7HEN TAPE SALE Regular C QC $7.95........... *J.*J*J MUSICLAND Cor. 13th St. and 3rd Ave. S. Warriors sidelined Lethbridge Warriors, who went unbeaten during the regular Southern Alberta Juvenile League season, were eliminated by Brooks Legionnaires Wednesday. Brooks edged the locals 3-2 to win the best-of-three series 2-1. Perry Keiller, Jim Nesbitt and Ralph Schneider scored for Brooks. Bob Turner scored both Lethbridge goals. The game was marred by a disturbance in the stands between Lethbridge and Brooks fans. City police were called to the Civic Centre and charges were laid against two fans. SOUTHERN ALBERTA BOXING ELIMINATIONS SATURDAY, MARCH 27th Starting 1:00 p.m. - Finals at 8:00 p.m. TABER CIVIC CENTRE AUDITORIUM OVER 80 BOXERS IN ATTENDANCE-ALL CLASSES Admission-Rush $1.00 Ringside $1.50 John Ferguson, the steel - nosed Montreal Canaa-diens' left wing, scored a goal at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum recently it marked the first time Fergie had lit the red light in his hometown in 16 years. The fact that Ferguson graduated from hockey in "balmy" Vancouver to the NHL is remarkable in itself and underlines the perserverance and grim determination that has made Fergie the muscle, if not heart, of the Canadiens. It's no secret that Vancouver lacks the natural ice of such hockey centres as Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Lethbridge. Which meant it was more difficult for John to learn to skate. That didn't stop him. "I got myself a job as a 'rink rat* at the old Forum," the 32-year-old Ferguson recalled. "Luckily, it had two sheets of ice; one for the figure skaters and one for regular skating. I'd clean one sheet and then do the other. They paid me 25 cents for every patch of ice cleaned." Fergie boasts that he was involved in one of the few "rink rat" strikes m the history of Canadian sport. Naturally, it was inspired by a demand for more money. "When we didn't get it," says Ferguson, "we retaliated by cutting the rink's water hose, which meant they couldn't get a fresh sheet of ice between periods, of the hockey game. "The owners found out who did it and banned us from The Forum for a whole month, hoping one of us would snitch on the others. Nobody did, and in the end our move paid off -we wound up getting a raise to 35 cents!" In time, Fergie worked his way up to the job of stdekboy for the Vancouver Canucks, then a member of the Western League. His tough - guy philosophy was partially molded one night when Larry Zeidel, then with Edmonton, massaged Phil Maloney of Vancouver in front of the Canucks' bench. When Zeidel invited! any of the other Canucks to do battle with him nobody accepted. Young Ferguson was appalled by the scene and vowed that he never would let an enemy beat up one of his teammates. Thus, it was no coincidence that Zeidel and Ferguson clashed when they were foes in the American League. ? ? ? Ferguson's competitive edge also was honed to sharpness by Bill "Legs" Fraser, a former Ottawa Senators goaltender who became coach of the Melville, Saskatchewan Junior team. "I got an invitation to leave Vancouver and play Junior hockey in Melville," said Ferguson, "so I got on a train at Vancouver one day and got to Melville at three the next morning. Imagine my amazement when the (rain pulled into Melville and mis tall, lanky man, Fraser, met me at the platform. "The first thing he did after introducing himself to me was to frisk me from head to toe. I guess Vancouver kids had a reputation for being something less than good boys." ? ? ? Unlike the Bobby Orr-type Junior stars who make the jump directly to the NHL these days, Fergie labored long and hard in the minors. He claims it all was worthwhile and now he can look back to those "old days" with amusement, especially the rollicking days of Junior hockey on the prairie. "One night we were leaving Estevan, Saskatchewan, when our car got stuck in the snowbank off the side of the road," he remembered. "It must have been 30 below zero at the time and it looked like we were never going to get the car back in shape. "Finally, one of the other players and myself started walking along the road, looking for help. We came upon an old farmhouse which had some lights on. I went up to the door, knocked, but nobody answered. "Apparently the people were afraid to open the door because they didn't know who was out there and didn't want to take any chances. Somehow or other we managed to convey our problem to them and they opened the door." The farmer went to the barn, harnessed a huge horse and walked two miles down the road with horse, Fergie and teammate. He then chained the horse to the car bumper and, after a few pulls, induced the horse to drag the car out of the snow. ? ? ? Fergie says he has an endless collection of stories of his minor league experiences. He laughed when he recalled the night of a New Year's Eve game in Prince Albert long, long ago. "We had planned to celebrate with a few beers after the game, Ferguson said, "but we made the mistake of leaving the case of beer in the car trunk. When we opened the trunk after the game the beer was frozen solid!" MALE HELP WANTED Man required to operate a modern Radio Controlled Tow Truck To cover Lethbridge and district. Must have pleasing personality and be free to be on 24-hour call. Apply Box 81, Herald, stating references bridge's Dave George during a wild scramble In front of the net. Bustlers picked up 10 of 15 penalties called by referee Bill Bucyk, who was even less up to par than he was in Red Deer where the Rustlers won 3-1 and 3-2. The Kings are squarely behind the eight-ball now and have everything to gain and nothing to lose, so to speak. "We sure couldn't afford to lose that one," said manager Syd Hall after the game. Should the Kings win tonight they would then travel to Red Deer for a Sunday afternoon encounter. The sixth game would be in Taber next Wednesday and the seventh and final in Red Deer next Friday. The winner of the Alberta title advances against British Columbia. Sugar Kings had plenty of chances to tie the game, especially early in the third per-iod. The only major penalty of the game went to Bid Deer as Dwayne Bolkoway attempted to sever Fraser Robertson's head. Bucyk assessed the hot headed Rustler a match penalty. A five - minute penalty goes along with the infraction and gave the Kings the man advantage for the last two into-utes of the second period and three of the third. CAME CLOSE The locals came close on numerous occasions as more than once the puck got behind Henwood but not quite far enough. Andreachuk and George Mc-Crea had possibly the best scoring chances. Shortly after scoring the Kings' lone goal Andreachuk walked around the Red Deer defence and had Henwood beaten to the top corner but the sharp Red Deer net-minder somehow managed to get his toe on the puck. "What do I have to do to beat that guy?" Andreachuk wondered out loud. Henwood stopped the first-year player on a breakaway Sunday in Red Deer and then Andreachuk hit the post on another rush. McCrea deflected a shot by Lannie McDonald from the blueline and rattled it off the post. "It's all uphill now for us," added Hall, "needless to say, we can't lose another one." ICE CHIPS - Scotty Munro of the Calgary Centennials took in Wednesday's game . . . The partisan Lethbridge crowd was disappointed in referee Bill Bucyk as he continued to miss the obvious and make some calls that were hard to believe . .. There may not be any fine or suspension for the match penalty to Dwayne Bolkoway but there should be ... He was a chief instigator of the brawl in Red Deer after he tried to ram his stick down John Chapman's throat . . . The Lethbridge power play leaves a great deal to be desired thus far in the series . . . There were times when the Kings failed to get more than one or two good shots on Henwood with the man advantage . . . The biggest noticeable difference in the two clubs is that the Rustlers came out hitting, the Kings didn't . . . Some staunch Red Deer supporters caused a minor ruckus in the stands . . . It seems as though when in Red Deer cheer for the Rustlers . . . When you are elsewhere you do the same . . . RED DEER 2, LETHBRIDGE 1 First period -1. Lethbridge, Andreachuk (Mutch, Chalmers) 2:27. 2. Red Deer, Laskoski (Resch) 4:39. Penalties - M'.itch, Wedderburn 3:01, Wedderburn 6:35, Bartel 11:31, Dedd, Wedderburn 14:08. Second period - 3. Red Deer An-druchlw (Wedderburn, Dempster) 8:43. Penalties - Snodgrass, Stumpf 9:57, Going 13:31, D. Bolkoway (match penalty) 18:31. Third period - No scoring. Penalties - Dempster 5:08, Wedderburn 9:31, Andreachuk 10:17, Ogllvie 14:33, McDonald 17:34. FLIGHTY JOCKEY-His feet still In the Irons, |ockey Don Sunderland flies through the air after his mount, Secret Myth, fell at an open ditch at Plumpton Race Court* in England. Neither was hurt. The horse following also fell with his rider. Sports of all sorts CALGARY INK TWO CALGARY (CP) - Veteran centre Basil Bark and offensive back Rudy Linterman have been signed for the 1971 Western Football Conference season, Calgary Stampeders announced today. Bark came to the Stampeders before the start of last season in a trade for Tery Evan-shen who went to the Montreal -Alouettes. Linterman, used both as a ball-carrier and pass-receiver, is in his fourth year with Calgary. APPOINTED ASSISTANT OTTAWA (CP) - Angus MacFarlane, director of physical education and athletics at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., has been appointed resource assistant at the administrative centre for sport and recreation in Ottawa, it was announced Wednesday. The centre states in a news release that MacFarlane, manager of Canada's national basketball team for the last three years, has wide experience in amateur sports. NOT RECOGNIZED. MANILA (APj - The World Boting Council said today a title defence by lightweight champion Ken Buchanan of Scotland against Isihael Laguna of Panama at Madison Square Garden June 9 will be "contrary to a WBC ruling." FAVORITES WIN LONDON (CP) - Rudy Har-tono of Indonesia and Ippei Kn-jima of Japan, joint favorites to win the All-England badminton championships, won their Way through the first two rounds of men's singles Wednesday. Minor hockey The Cougars opened their Bantam "B" play-off series against the Eagles with a 5-3 comeback victory last night. The Cougars trailed 1-0 after the first period in the first game of the two-game total goal series but came back with four goals in the second to gain the win. Darrcl Laidlaw, Wasileski and Huiser picked up the Eagles goals while Gretzinger paced the Cougars with three. Richard Shardlow rounded out the Cougars markers with two. In Pee Wee action the Flyers camt up with two unanswered goals in the third period to edge the Sabres 2-0 last night. Mike Deheer and Wes Findlay blasted in the third period markers as the clubs played scoreless periods. Jets leading Maple Leafs SPOKANE (AP) *- Spokane Jets scored three goals early in the third period Wdenesday night to defeat Nelson Maple Leafs 6-3 and take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western International Hockey League final series. The Jets scrambled to a 3-1 lead after the first period but Nelson surged back to tie it 3-3 in the second. Spokane slammed in two goals within the first two minutes of the third period and the Leafs failed to mount a rally after that. Dave Toner accounted for two of Spokane's counters with Vince Collins Ken Gustafson Tom Hodges and Charlie Goodwin .added the other goals. Nelson's Jim McCrae found the range twice and Bob Mc Ivor scored once. JOINS BENY'S SALES STAFF JACK HOVAN Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile wish to announce that Jack Hovan recently joined their Sales Staff. Jack was brought up in Lethbridge and received hit schooling here. He spent two years in the Royal Canadian Navy. Jack is very interested in Scuba diving as a sport. He welcomes his many friends and acquaintances to sco him at Beny's for their motoring needs. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Bast Division W L T F A Boston ... New York Montreal . Toronto ... Buffalo .. Detroit ... 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