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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE IETHBRIDOE HERAID Monday, Marth Id, 1973 Maziiike didn't have it [when it counted most HEG1NA (CP) Sweden won the world curling championship Saturday, upsetting Canada 6-5 in an extra unexpected triumph for skip Kjell Oscarius that was both "Ilic greatest mo- ment in ray Me'' and a moment of sadness. Sweden's victory in (lie sud- den-death final lost sonic of its gUitcr when Harvey Maziiike, 35, the Canadian skip, blew his Jast shot and Oscarius did not have to throw liis last rock. Describing Mazinke as "one of (he greatest curlers in the Oscarius said it was "sad that I didn't have to throw my last rock I would have preferred to win that way.' For Mazinkc's Rcgiiia rink, which had won 10 straight games to reach tlie final while Sweden lost twice, it was a heart-breaking defeat. "It was the biggest game of my life." Maziiike said after Josing for only the second lime in 81 games this year. It was Canada's first toss in work competition since 1969 when Ron Norlhcoit of Calgary fin ishcd with an 8-f record. Can ada has won the title 12 times since it began in 1959. EXI'ECTED TO WIN "We're expected to Ma zinke said, "but you've got ti give credit to the Europeai teams, they're .lot too far be hind they can make th shots." The difference in the fina' played on sticky ice at Regin Stadium, was in Ihe shot-mak ing of the Oscarius curie 69" per cent, Mazinke 51 in th final game. The ice hart Men kept in kee condition for most of the weel long 10 country tournamen tut had soft spots in the centr sheet Saturday, probably from the heat and humidity gene ated by banks of televisio lights, marching bands and sell-out crowd of Oscarius, 29, said luck playec a major role in the final conies because of the "swingy, trie ing ice." He said his rink has learne from Canadians. He'd spe "hours in very long convers tions" with Canadian skips li! Norlhcott and Don Duguid Winnipeg "learning strategy." Tils final game was one of the osl unusual of Die Air Canada Ivor Broom Tournament with ght of the 11 ends stolen. Canada stole the first two and oked ready lo pul the Swedes second place. Tlie Swedes got one in the ird and Oscarius stole the four ends (o take a 5-2 badminton iiials see one upset CALGARY (CP1 There was nly one major upset as the Ca- adian junior badminton cham- ionships opened Sunday at Cal- ary's Winter and Glcncoe Jlubs. Fourth-seeded Dairyl Hut- heon oi Edmonton was .ropped in his second malch by inranked Len Dubecki of Brant- ord, Ont., 11-15, 15-12, 15-12. Duhecki advanced with the ather ranked players into the ;ixteens of the men's singles. The entry list totalled 175 and t required 250 matches to begin hinning the ranks in the tovir- nament made wide-open by the absence of defending champions "or Ihe first time in 11 years. Top-seeded Denys Martin. of Quebec City clipped Don iarl of Calgary 15-3, 15-2 in his iirst match and then beat Allan Houan of Vancouver 15-5. 15-7. Second-seeded Ken Little, 17, of Calgary whipped Len Pepper of Fernie, B.C., 15-2, 15-2 and took Greg Smith of Saint Johns M.B., 15-3, 15-9 in his secont match. Third-seeded Bob Hinchcliffe of Toronto, playing on the extra section of the 98-man draw, dis patched David Smith of Calgarj 15-7, 15-12; Mike Spiers of Cal gary 15-11, 15-1 and Vancouver': Greg Paul 15-13, 15-12. The top four seeds :in thi women's singles had littli trouble in the field of 73. Leslie Harris of Montreal, contender in the last two na- t i o n a 1 junior champions, trounced Andrea Brown of Saint Johns 11-3, 11-0 and Dianne Sluggett of Victoria 11-2, 11-1. lead. Mazinke has never had four ends stolen on him before. Canada scored in the eighth and stole the ninlh and 10th. In the llttt Mazinke tried to junk the front of the house, but when it came to skip stones there was one Swedish vock in the house and one in front. Mazinke tried lo draw around with his first rock, but fired it through the house. His second shot died and the Swedes were world champions. Mazinke said the last rock "went flat in my hand I tried to push it but it didn't work." PRAISES HIS BROTHER Oscarius said the curling of iis brother, third Eengt. made he difference against Canada. Eengt, 27, had a 74 per cent av- erage in the final, ji'st a shade >elow the 77 per cent of Cana- dian third Bill Martin. Ttie other member of the Swedish rink is lead Claus Karlman, 29. In last year's championship in Gar- nisch-Partenkirchcn, Germany, he same rink had a 0-7 record. The Canadian lead is Dan Xlippcnstein, .13, and the second Is George Achtymichuk, 37. The Mazinke rink breezed .hrouph the round-robin section of the competition with nine consecutive victories, including an 8-7 win over Sweden, and licat Scotland C-5 in the semi- finals. Sweden finished the round- robiii with a 7-2 record and edged France 6-5 in the semi- finals. FRANCE WAS 1-1 France came out of the round-robin with a 7-2 mark, Scotland finished 6-3, the United SPORT Those favored did as expected By THE CANADIAN PRESS I Scorers for Flin Flon Neal Melnyk, Blaine Stpughton The favorites did as expected during the weekend as Drey opened leads in best-of-seven Western Canada Hockey League quarter-final playoffs. Fliji Flon Bombers, Saskatoon Blades and Medicine Hat Tigers posted weekend victories in close-checking contests but Ed- monton Oil Kings blasted New Westminster Bruins in the re- maining series. Edmonton got three goals States and Switzerland 5-4, Nor- way and Germany 2-7, and Den- mark and Italy, both competing for the world championship for the first time. 1-8. The Swedish rink is only the third from outside Canada to win the world championship. The others were Chuck Hay of Scotland in 1967 and Bud Some- rville of the United Stales in 1965. Sweden also reached the final in 19G7, but lost to Scot- land 8-5. Mazinke's rink had Ihe best team average during the round- robin, 73 per cent, with Sweden next at 67 per cent. Mixed emotions Kjefl Oscarius, skip of llie Swedish rink, hugs Harvey Mazinke, skip of the Cana- dian rink. Oscarius was happy'after his 6-5 win over Canada Saturday which won.him Ihe world championship. Mazinke, naturally, wasn't very happy. Sfiskntchetvan leads mixed final Anton victim of upset JL CIIARLOTTETOYW (CP) Skip Sam Richardson of Regina said "we were scrambling for our lives" in a game which helped his Saskatchewan rink take first place in the Canadia SEIifRL COROLLA FRONT DISC BRAKES ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER RECLINING BUCKET SEATS WHITEWALLS CIGARETTE LIGHTER STANDARD OPTIONAL MORE CAR FOR YOUR MONEY. IT'S WHAT MADE US THE BIGGEST SELLING SMALL CAR IN CANADA AND THE WORLD. TOYOTA See how much car your money can buy. i Check the Yellow Pages fSCj for Ihe Toyota Dealer nearest you, r, C-if g aiy. Toronto l taxes c4ra.. iixed cuiiing championship unday night. Twenty minutes after Sas- atchewan scrambled to a 9-7 over Nova Scoti a, Ed teeves of New Brunswick ratio sure of Richardson's posi- lon with an upset 7-5 extra-end f'm over Ron Anton of on. The win over Anton couldn't >c classified as a surprise lo llccvcs and his rink of Pe 'iers, husband Jim, and Ruby Itceves, of the Moncton kip. The same crew defeated Miners' lost senior 'A" playoffs 'Ilie Alberta Amateur l''ast- iall Association announced the 973 provincial final playoff dates for the various division! >n the weekend. All zones wishing to host the provincial playoffs submitted i bid which was reviewed bj he AAFA. Southern Alberta was sue cessful in three of their bids s'liich included tlie senior "A' men's, intermediate Isdies and the midget "A" girls'. Lethbridge Miners' Librarj obtained Ihe senior "A" men'f playoff bid and will be hclc Aug. 11-12. This year the senior "A' tinal.s will he a tournamen styled playoff event with :eams expected from Edmon ton, Calgary and Fort McMiir ray. The intermediate "B" ladies final playoffs are set for Sept 1-2 while the midget "A" girls their playoffs Aug. 4-5. Other successful bids went t Peace River, intermediate "A" and "C" men's; Rolleyview, tn- termedialc "B" men's and Cal- gary, intermediate "C" ladies'. mother Alberta team in the irst round of the 1971 mixed fi- also on an extra end, al- hough New Brunswick ended from high-scoring Darcy Rota in a 9-2 triumph at Edmonton Sunday night to open a one- game lead in their Western Di- vision series. Medicine Hat nipped Calgary Centennials 3-2 Saturday in the first game of the other Western Division semi-final. In the Eastern Division, Sas- katoon Blades posted a 3-0 vic- tory over Brandon Wheat Kings Sunday afternoon to open a 2-0 lead in one scries while Flin Flon Bombers produced two second-period goals to spark a 3-1 victory over Regina Pals Sunday night in the opener of tlie other playoff. John Rogers, Fred Comrie, Keith MacKie, Don Eastcott, Gene Strate and Terry McDonald also scored lor the Western Division champion Oil Kings, who led 5-0 after the first period. Vic Mercredi and I Marty Matthews scored for I New Westminster, whose come- back attempt was shut off by Mackie's goal with one second remaining in the second period. Lanny McDonald directed Medicine Hat Saturday night with two goals. Boyd Anderson added the other. Jerry Holland and Mike Ro- gers replied for the Centennials but Rogers' tally came with only four seconds remaining. Saskatoon, easy winner of the and Rob Watt. Dennis Sobcbuk ruined Harvey Stewart's rfiub- out bid with a Regina in the third period. Calgary visits Medicine Hat tonight lor the second game of the series. The third Saskatoon- Brandon game is scheduled Tuesday in Brandon and Flin Flon. meets Regina in their sec- ond game Tuesday night. Ed- monton plays at home Tuesday against the Bruins. Edmonton has been forced to open its series in Arena, normally used by Uni- versity of Alberta Golden Bears, because Edmonton Gar- dens is occupied this week by a rcdeo. he tournament in a third-place ie. Sleeves, who lost B-7 on an ex- ra end to Dovig Cameron of Charlottelown in the first draw of the 11-rink round-robin chanl- iionsbip, said "this is going to )e tough [here's just too many big learns here." SNAl'S TIK On the extra end against An- ton, Sleeves snapped a 5-5 riead- oek when he counted two by going around a pair of guards in front of the house, He took out the Alberta shot rock in the eight-foot ring and stayed for the winning points. Richardson, .19, who helped his brother Ernie win four Ca- nadian and world curling cham- pionships in 1939-60 and 1362-63, defeated Richard Boyce of Dartmouth when the Nova Scotia .skip was wide on a double takeout attempt for two poinls with his la.st shot on the 10th and final end. He had a chance to draw to the four-foot which would have sent the match into an extra end. How- ever, liis gamble enabled Rich- ardson to steal one for the vic- tory. Nova Scotia led 3-0 after the first two ends, but Saskatche- wan cracked four on the third lo take the lead, setting up the last-rock drama at the Char- lottetown Curling Club. Saskatchewan, at 2-0, was fol- lowed by Cameron, at 1-0, in the race for the tide in the 10th annual won by an Eastern rink. The P.E.I. rink had the evening bye. Deadlocked at 1-1 were Anton, Sleeves, Boyce, George Kilmer of St. Catharines, Onl., Rene Roy of Malane, One., Jim Arm- strong of Richmond, B.C., rep- resenting the defending cham- pions, and Barry Fry of Winni- peg. Eastern Division title, .got su- perb goaltending from Ed Humphreys, who blocked 29 shots for the first playoff shut- out of the season. Marksmen were Garth Dietrick, Bill Laing and Ralph Klassen, Puck Idlls Edmonton youngster EDMONTON (CP) Pee Wee hockey players observed a two-minute silence Sunday ba- fore resuming a tournament which was postponed Saturday night when a 12-year-old honors student died in hospital after being struck by a puck. Donald Clouston, a grade six student at Dovercourt school, a member of the school's safety patrol and a defenceman with the Dovercourt pee wees, died two hours after the incident during a consolation tourna- ment at the Grand Trunk arerva in tlie northwest area of the city. Police said the boy was hit in the head by a clearing slap- shot from outside the blueUne. He was standing deep in his own end and fell backwards hitting the right side of his head on the ice. Referee Robert McDonald of St. Albert, Alta., after hnlting the game and found the boy had no pulse or breathing, applied artificial respiration successfully. The boy was found to have swallowed his mouthpiece and, on arrival at hospital, doctors made an incision in his throat Weekend scorers By THE CANADIAN PRESS SUNDAY Chicago 6 Montreal I 2, Ko- rab, Backstrozn, Pappin, Ko- roll. Montreal Lafleur, P. Mahovlich 2, Roberts, Courno- yer. P'lisQurgh 4 Atlanta t Shack, Apps, McDonald, Atlanta Letter, Deadmarsh. Vancouver 1 Toronto i 3, Wilkins, Lemieux, Schmautr, Lalonde. McKenny, Keon, Jarry. California 8 Detroit 5 California Graves Z, J. Johnston 2, Stewart, Patrick, Maggs, Boldirev. Delvecchio 2, Berensoo, T. Bergman, Ecclestone, Philadelphia 5 St. Louis Z Lou- sherry, ShuKz, Dornhoefer, Flett. St. Cur- tis. Huston 6 Buffalo 1 2, Orr.2j O'Donnell, Bucyk. Lorenlz. Minnesota 2 Rangers 1 Hex- tal. Rangers Rolfe. SATURDAY Boston 3 New Vork Sand- erson, Esposito. Montreal 11 St. Ixmls 2, F. Mahovlich, Roberts 2, Lefley; Lafleur, Lemaire, Larose 2, Tardif. St. Louis-Huck 2, Sabourin, Merrick. Buffalo 4 Pittsburgh 4 Robert, Mickey, Perreault. Pitts: burgh Edestrand, McDono- ugh, Pronovost, Legace. Chicago T Atlanta II 2, Pappjn, Hull 2, Korab, Russell. Islanders 3 Philadelphia r Cook, Westfall, don, MacLcisb. Los Angeles 5 Detroit X 2, Ber- nier, Harper, Maloney. De- Dionne, Ec- clestone. TECH WINS NAT NEW YORK (AP) Bobby Stevens's jump shot with one second remaining in overtime gave Virginia Tech a 92-91 win over Notre in the 36th National Invitational basketball tournament. George Karl paced Norlh Carolina with 23 points to allow breathing. But he died the Tar Heels beat Alabama 80- at p.m. 1 69 to claim third place. IT A officials Iuid [.rouble counting Opening pro track meet turns sour LOS ANGELES (AP) Con-' fusion and controversy reigned at the inaugural event of the In- ternational Track Association. Mike O'Hara's stable of pro- fessional athletes performed Saturday night before noisy fans, most of them inter- ested in the mile run in which Kip Keino beat Jim Ryun ond evened their series at four races each. A miscount of laps in hvo races, including the mile, mar- red the program. KeLno grabbed Ihe lead on the second lap at the Spoils Arena, opened a 30-yard edge oti liyun and was still 20 yards in front when the gun sounded marking one lap to go. But there were two laps left. Kcino barely bad enough to' whip Ryun in "It's still early in the sea- said Ryun, explaining his poor time of An ITA rule says winners are Ihose whose heads cross the fin- ish line first, not the torsos as in amateur competition. This led to the major controversy of the meet. Warren Edmonson was -le- clared the winner of the 60-yard dash with Mel Fender second and Jean-Louis Ravelrnnantsoa third. A photo showed Edmon- son's head crossed I he finish line first. However, Ihe ntioto also showed the three torsos exactly even on (he finish line, Fender, saying he had not heard of the ITA's "head first" rule, filed a protest. He not even meet ref- eree Dick Bank knew of the rule. "To be fair we should split the prize money said Bert Nelson of the ITA. Edmonson was furious. "I knew about the he said. "It was published in a lot of papers and therefore I think I won." Winners ct events received runners-up third ?100 and fourth Another lap miscount Re- curred near the end of the 500- metre run as Lee Evans was nearing the tape. Evans knew there still was one lao left ao be grabbed the tape and flung it over his head and continued running. His competition, Larry James and Vince Matthews, istopped, thinking the race was over. The meet was a showcase for some veteran track men as well as a few young ones who could be a factor in the 1976 Olympic. Jerome Howe, just 22, ran two miles in Edmonson also is just 22. Two of the veterans also gained victories when Bob Sea- gren soared 17 feet in the pole vault and Bob Beamon flew 28- in the long jump. Beamon's mark was his best effort he established the world cat- door record of In ;