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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Think Cirlyl Think Aheed. Now It the time to register for CHMIfTMAS IN HAWAI11974 Contact... ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CINTM VILLAGE MAi L PHONI32I-1301 The Uthbridge Herald Lower Ttti St. Mall LethbrMfe. Phone 121-7411 FILING CABINETS THIRD SECTION May 1974 Pages 19-26 Individuals honored at Friday banquet Award winners Top individuals at the Lethbridge Athletic As- Glen Greg Allan Marchuk sociation banquet Friday left to Don and Reg Osmond. Giacomin will clean house in front of his own goal PHILADELPHIA If his team-mates won't clear Philadelphia Flyers out of the goal-crease area goalie Ed Giacomin of New York Rangers says he'll do the job himself. got to get tough with those guys around our Giacomin said Friday. no one else is going to move their guys out of my my 180 pounds will have to move The Rangers and Flyers start the deciding game of their best-of-seven Stanley Cup hockey semi-final at p.m. MDT Sunday. The National Hockey League game will be televised nationally by the CBC in Canada and by NBC in the United States. see me getting Hershey three games up R.I. Jim Wiley fired home a 15- footer at of sudden death overtime Friday night to give The Taber Golden Sun Summer FIGURE SKATING SCHOOL Invites you to Summer Skate in Sunny Southern Alberta from July 15th to August 24th weekly fee.of is based on ice time many patches per day as you and 8 private lessons. for more information write TABER SPORTS ENTERPRISES LTD. Box 749 Taber or phone Mrs. Joanne Engelhardt at 328-8927 also Taber Golden Sun Hockey School contact Mr. Garry Box 378. Taber Alberta or phone 223-3310 Hershey Bears a 4-3 victory over Providence Reds in the American Hockey League final playoffs. Hershey holds a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series and can clinch the Calder Cup by winning here Sunday.' The Bears now have won a record 10 consecutive playoff games. Wiley's goal came after de- fenceman Larry Sacharuk and forward Doug Horbul of the Reds collided while attempting to clear a rebound. As the Providence players fell to the Wiley stole the skated into the slot and fired a slap shot past goaltender Peter McDuffe. For the third straight Providence held the lead after two periods. Don Borgeson scored their first goal during a power play at of the first period and after Hank Nowak tied the score for Hershey at of the Horbul put the Reds ahead 2-1 with a power play goal at dumped all the but you don't see Bernie Parent getting dumped by our said Giacomin. don't like anybody runs at me Sun- day. I'll be the aggressor. If I have to swing my stick at somebody to keep us in the playoffs. I'll do The greying New York goalie took things into his own hands in Thursday's sixth game of the won 4-1 by the Rangers. Midway through the first pe- he took a two-handed swipe over the net at the Fly- ers' Gary who has spent much of the series harrassing Giacomin. When he missed Dornhoefer. he shoved Ross Lonsberry and whacked the Flyer player with his stick. Lonsberry.. shoved back and drew a minor penalty. Giaco- min was handed a minor for slashing and a second minor for roughing. The goalie has been fair game for belligerent opponents during the series because of his occasional excursions from the net to chase loose pucks. If Sunday's game runs true to the Flyers have an edge. Each of the first six games has been won by the home club. Sons bring down the curtain By CLAftKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer A crowd of 150 people was on hand last night at the German Canadian Club for third annual Lethbridge Native Sons awards banquet and dance. The Native who are operated by the Lethbridge Athletic Association and sponsored by the Y's Mens' compete in the Central Alberta Junior B Hockey League. Plagued by injuries during the 1973-74 they finished sixth in an eight team southern division. the team came on strong to make a fine showing in the ousting Brooks three games to one in the quarter finals before bowing to division champion Taber three games to two in the semi-finals. After some preliminary remarks and introductions. Master of ceremonies Don McLean called upon various officials to present awards to players who were outstanding in several areas throughout the season. The awards were voted upon by the team coach and manager. Winning the LAA Award for top rookie this season was Greg Kveder. The LAA trophy for the Most Improved Player over the year went to Al while Don Johnson picked up the Best Defenseman Award. Reg Osmond was selected as the most gentlemanly player and received the Trophies Unlimited Award for his sportsman like play. Glen Scheibner was presented with the prestigious Most Valuable Player which was also donated by the Lethbridge Athletic Association. CANADA LAA President Richard Blasco called attention to the fine work of the Lethbridge Hockey Hounds as well as that cf coach Bob McDonald and team manager Hans DeGroot. Both McDonald and DeGroot extended thanks and congratulations to the players for their hard work throughout the season in the face of many difficulties. Blasco noted that with junior B hockey being the level of competition which will be used at the Canada Winter Games next winter. Lethbridge hockey officials must work hard to build a team which will be a credit to the region. He added that the Lethbridge team will have an automatic bye into the provincial playdowns. and could stand an excellent chance of representing the province at the Games. Icing a competitive team wouia require money though. One of the organizations which is apparently aware of Blasco's problem here is the Lethbridge Hockey Hounds. Ray Nason of that organization presented the Lethbridge Athletic Association with a cheque for to help defray next season's operating expenses just before last night's festivities came to a close. BANQUET BANTER Mr. and Mrs. Giulio DiRocco's excellent spaghetti dinner had everyone peeking at their neighbors to see how best to consume the stuff... One of the special awards handed out went to one of the players for being the team's fastest streaker Another went to manager Hans DeGroot for driving the bus all season without getting lost. ARMSTRONG TO RETURN TORONTO Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey Association Major Ju- nior A series announced Friday that George Armstrong will return to coach the club next season. There had been rumors that Armstrong. 44. planned to quit and rejoin the National Hockey League Toronto Maple Leafs as a scout. boost Richard of the Lethbridge Athletic Association and Ray president of the Hockey hold cheque from the Hounds to the LAA. Jets confirm signing two Swedish national players SPORT FANS KNOW Minute Muffler 4th St. and 3rd S. WINNIPEG Winnipeg Jets Friday announced the signing of two members of Sweden's national team and club president Ben Hatskin said there may be more Europeans joining the World Hockey Association club before next season. Hatskin told a news confer- ence forwards Anders Hedberg and Ulf both 23 years of agreed to two- year contracts. think we pulled one of those big coups Hatskin said in reference to the signing two years ago of Bobby Kuli. I expect to sign another two in the near Terms of the contract were not announced but is is believed both players received six-figure deals in their no-cut contracts. not a player you sign today without the no- Hatskin said. I Hedberg and Nilsson are the i first two of what is expected to be a rash of European I players to join the WHA and National Hockey League this summer. trend in hockey is like the trend in the c-attle bring in exotic Jets' coach Hull said. North American teams are bringing in European players to add color. people say why don't we play like the Russians or the Swedes. we can't play like them so we have to bring in guys who c-a n t h e Europeans themselves. don't want them to change and I don't Chink they'll have to. And if we can get a couple more of the Swedes maybe we can put them out together and they can all play the way they play i i Both players had been iv hv VPI Miihc hut decided on Winnipeg for two Robinson. 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