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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Hawks resting Tony Esposito Thursday, March LETHBRIDQE HERALD-13 Veisor still hasn't lost By GLENN COLE The Canadian Press Midway through this National Hockey League season, goalie Mike Veisor was wondering if he would be better off playing in the Central Hockey League rather than sitting on the bench. Veisor, last year's CHL rookie of the year and top goaltender, had been watching Tony Esposito perform his netminding magic for Chicago Black Hawks. But with Chicago more or less resigned to finishing second in the West Division AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY SUREIS.TACK.THERE'S 9KN SOME ENORMOUS COMMUNICATIONS INCUR LIFETIME J'ILL A LOT BE SAID SMILE; Foreman, Norton are held, taxes must be paid first CARACAS (AP) Heavy- weight boxing champion George, Foreman and Ken Norton, along with their handlers, were held in Caracas today pending posting a bond for payment of taxes. "Everything is in said Bill Biron, one of the San Diego group which handles Norton. "The promoter has left town, leaving us with a lot of bills and commitments. "We have wired the United States urgently for to get us out of the country. We understand Foreman's group is doing the same thing." Meanwhile, the head of a Caracas travel agency who saidj he was owed went to court to have the sophisticated television equipment of Video Techniques, Inc., impounded at the airport. Video Techniques, with headquarters in New York, sponsored the title fight here Tuesday night in which Foreman defended his crown by stopping in two minutes of the round. Henry Schvartz, executive vice-president of Video Tech- niques, flew back to New York Wednesday after announcing a Foreman-Muhammad All fight in Africa in September. "He left owing me said Eddie Blackwell, director of the Tortuga Travel Agency. "He owes us for telex, phone installations, trans- portation and for a number of other facilities. Overtime loss for Red Devils EQUIPMENT RENTALS S.. LatttrMp RED DEER (CP) A goal by at of the first overtime period gave Red Deer Rustlers a 6-5 win over Pass Red Devils in the opening game of the best-of- seven Alberta Junior Hockey League final before fans Wednesday night. Peter Skrabyk scored two for Red Deer and singles came from Doug Gillespie, Cam Colborne and Irvine Bowles. Lyle Murray and Wayne Turner each scored twice for the Pass with Craig Styles getting the other. The Pass trailed 5-2 late in the second period but mounted a comeback with Styles' goal at of the third period forcing the sudden-death overtime. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period then Red Deer led 5-3 going into the third. The teams split eight minor and two major penalties. Red Deer goalie Ron Bourcier made 24 saves compared with 36 by Mike McColIam of the Pass. The second game in the series will be played in Red Deer tonight. "I saw him Wednesday morning and he said he would see me later, but he skipped Blackwell said. "We have impounded his truck at the airport." Foreman, guaranteed 000, and Norton, guaranteed were promised their purses would not be taxed if they fought in Caracas. "We would not put that in the contract because of a Venezuelan law that forbids anyone to pay another person's said Biron, a former vice-president of Convair Corp. in San Diego. ASSURED NO TAXES "However, I have a dozen witnesses who will testify that we were guaranteed no taxes. "The government is not only demanding 18 per cent of the fighters' purses but also a per- centage of all television receipts. This could require a sizeable bond, especially in the case of Foreman whose purse was much larger than ours." The U.S. Embassy said it is keeping up with the situation and has recommended lawyers who might assist in the situation. The fight was ill-fated from the beginning, marked by con- troversy over rules and re- peated threats by both sides not to go through with the bout. As a result, the closed- circuit television, which was supposed to provide the bulk of the revenue, was reported to be a financial disappointment. It was this situation which forced Schwartz to make a hurried trip to New York before completing details in Venezuela, said Alex Valdez, a representative of Video Techniques here. behind Philadelphia Flyers, coach Billy Reay decided to give Veisor some experience. In the seven games Veisor has started this year, Chicago has won six and tied one. The latest win was 5-3 over Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night. Philadelphia won 6-2 over St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings downed Buffalo Sabres 3-1, Minnesota North Stars and Pittsburgh Penguins tied 3-3, Boston Bruins edged New York Rangers 3-2 and New York Islanders and California Golden Seals tied 2-2. Black Hawks 5 Maple Leafs 3 Veisor, who once played with Hamilton and Peterborough in the Ontario Hockey Association Junior A series, blocked 32 shots. Jim Pappin scored into the empty net with 11 seconds left to clinch the win. Dale Tallon with two, Dick Redmond and Cliff Koroll scored the other Chicago goals. Inge Hammarstrom scored twice and Brian Glennie added the other Leafs goal.. Flyers 6 Blues 2 Left winger Ross Lonsberry scored his 25th goal and added two assists to lead Philadelphia. Goaltender Bernie Parent won his 44th game of the year, tying an NHL record set by Terry Sawchuk in 1950-51 and again in 1951-52. The Flyers now lead second- place Chicago by eight points. Each club has six games to play. Red Wings 3 Sabres 1 A power-play goal by defen- ceman Jack Lynch early in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and the Red Wings went on to score their first win over the Sabres in six tries this season. Bill Hogaboam and Guy Charron scored the other Detroit goals. Gerry Meehan scored for the Sabres who now trail fourth-place Toronto by eight points in the East. Buffalo has five games to play. Penguins 3 North Stars 3 Lowell MacDonald scored three goals, two of them in the third period, to give the Pen- guins the tie. Joey Johnston and Walt McKechnie scored for Califor- nia and Billy Harris and Ed Westfall replied for the Islanders. Ron Ward has been a driving force for Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association since he was traded to them in mid- season by Los Angeles Sharks. Ward scored three goals Wednesday night to lead Crusaders into second place in the East Division with a 5-4 over time victory over Quebec Nordiques. He has 18 goals in 20 games with Cleveland. That raised his season total to 31 goals and 28 assists for 59 points. He finished second in the WHA scoring race last season. In less than two years he has played for New York Golden Blades. Vancouver Blazers, Los Angeles and the Crusaders. In other games Wednesday Minnesota Fighting Saints de- feated New Jersey Knights 6- 4, New England Whalers pounded the Sharks 7-1 and Houston Aeros bounced Vancouver Blazers 8-1. Wrestlers, gymnasts inaction EXCLUSIVE DEALERS M SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR BOMBARDIER CAN-AM, MOTOCROSS MOTORCYCLES NOW IN STOCK 125MX 175MX BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913-3rd Aw. S. Phone 327-3221 Whichever sporting event you prefer to watch wrestling or gymnastics you'll have the opportunity to take in either this weekend. The city of Lethbridge will have U.e pleasure of hosting the Alberta Junior Olympic wrestling championships as well as the 1974 Alberta Schools Athletic Association gymnastic championships Saturday. The wrestling finals, featuring the best clubs and high school wrestlers in the province, will be staged at the Lethbridge Community College while the top ASAA gymnasts will see action at the University of Lethbridge. The weigh-in for the wrestlers is set for eight o'clock Saturday morning and the matches will get underway around eleven. Competition will be limited to three age categories which include 11 and under. 12-14 and 15-18. On the other hand, competition in the ASAA gymnastic championships has been restricted to all Olympic events hi novice, junior and senior levels. Nine ASAA zones represented by both girls and boys will compete hi the one- day event. Competition begins at Saturday morning and will ran throughout the day. The official opening ceremonies in which participating gymnasts are introduced is slated for p.m. Meanwhile a special clinic for wrestling officials and anyone else interested in the sport will be held Friday night. The eight o'clock clinic to be held in room 30 of the LCC is free of charge. WHA signs agreement OTTAWA Health Minister Marc Lalonde said yesterday that the World Hockey Association has signed an agreement with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association regarding financial assistance and draft- ing junior players. Mr. Lalonde said the WHA- CAHA agreement was "com- parable" to the NHL agree- ment. Under the NHL agreement, some million a year is pro- vided to the CAHA to assist in player development and {he NHL agrees not to draft junior-aged players. Says it all o the Crew in tells jt all: even with a PlaVer his knees. Expos may at Jarry Park, home of the Montreal hasve to postpone their 1974 home opener. Summaries of Wednesday's action PHILADELPHIA 6, ST. LOUIS 2 Firrt period 1. Philadelphia, Lonsberry 26 (Dornhoefer, Dupont) 2. Philadelphia. Schultz 19 (Fleft) "enalties None Second period 3. Philadelphia, Dornhoefer 11 (Lonsberry MacLeiCh) 4. St. Louis, Polis 21 (B. Plager, Unger) 5. Philadelphia, Barber 28 (Saleski, Kindrachuk) Penalties Schultz Thomson, Dornhoefer Third period 6. Philadelphia, MacLeish 31 (Dornhoefer, Lonsberry) 7. St. Louis, Thomson 10 (Giroux, Gassoff) 8. Philadelphia, Kindrachuk 11 (Saleski Barber) Penalties Gassoff minor, misconduct Shots on goal by Philadelphia -15 9 St. Louis 15 10 Attendance CHICAGO 5, TORONTO 3 Firtt period 1. Chicago Redmond 16 (Hull, Maki) 2. Toronto, Glennie 2, Penalties Neely Russeil Magnuson, Shack Koroll Sittler Magnuson Ellis Second period 3. Toronto, Hammarstrom 18 (Sittler, Dupere) 4. Chicago, Tallon 12 (Pappin Jarrett) 5. Chicago, Koroll 20 (Mikita, Gagnon) 6. Chicago Tallon 13 (Pappin) 19-27. Penalties- Russell Tallon Glennie Shack minors, Russell misconduct Third period 7. Toronto, Hammarstrom 19, 8. Chicago, Pappin 29 (Gagnon, Redmond) Penalties Marks Shack on goal by Chicago 5 14 Toronto 11 11 Attendance 16 485 MINNESOTA 3, PITTSBURGH 3 First period 1. Minnesota, Parise 18 (Reid, Hextall) 2. Minnesota, Harvey 16 (Drouin O'Brien) Penalties Brown served by MacDonald Apps, Gibbs Bergman Burrows, Goldsworthy Second period 3. Minnesota. Grant 28 (Oliver, Gibbs) 4. Pittsburgh, MacDonald 37 (Durbano Apps) Penalties Kelly, Hextall minors, majors Third period 5. Pittsburgh, MacDonald 38 (Beverley, Apps) 6. Pittsburgh, MacDonald 39 (Apps Stackhouse) Penalty Hextall Shots on goal by Pittsburgh 10 14 Minnesota 11 e Attendance BOSTON 3, NY RANGERS 2 First period 1. NY Rangers. Tkaczuk 18 (Park, Fairbairn) 2. Boston, Schmautz 33 (Bucyk) 3 Boston, O'Reilly 11 (Savard, Smith) Penalty Savard Second period 4. Boston, Bucyk 29 (Vadnais, Orr) Penalties Stemkowski Third period 5. NY Rangers, Tkaczuk 19 (Fairbairn, Rousseau) Penalty Edestrand Shots on goal by Boston 5 n n_27 New York 10 11 Attendance CALIFORNIA 2, NY ISLANDERS 2 First period 1. California. Johnston 25 (McKechnie, Mott) Penalties Stewart McAneeley Edwards served by Croteau Stewart, D. Potvin Second period 2. NY Islanders, Harris 19 (Marshall. 3. NY Islanders, Westfall 19 (J. Potvin Howatt) 4. California, McKechnie 23 (Mott, McAneeley) Penalties McAneeley D. Potvin Third period No scoring. Penalties Johnston. Cameron Shots on goal by New York 4 12 California 8 6 Attendance DETROIT 3, BUFFALO 1 First period 1. Buffalo. Meehan 19 (Terbenche, Carriers) Penalty Robert. Watson minors, majors Dudley misconduct Lynch Hamel Second period 2. Detroit. Hogaboam 14 (Hamel) Penalties Robitaille McLeod Korab Third period 3. Detroit. Lynch 2 (Libett, Hogaboam) 4. Detroit. Charron 22, Penalties Schoenfeld minor, misconduct Atkinson Lynch Shots on goal by Buffalo 13 8 Detroit 9 5 -223 Attendance 12.198. TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE presents 74'CELICA You can OWN one of these '74 CELICA'S little as ;00 and 3 DAYS I HHI wIlHWt Friday and Saturday March 28th, 29th and 30th (Open Thursday and Friday tn 9 a.m. to S p.m.) DOWN per Month O.A.C. 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