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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta may Think larlyl Think Ahwd. Now Is tlM tlmt to register CHRISTMAS IN HAWAI1 1974 c Contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE 32S-3201 The Herald Sports Burton gets green light to bring franchise to Sportsplex LETHBHIDQE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Loww 7th SlrMt Shopping MM PhorMI 328-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES No more Broncos coining for sure By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Months of speculation ended Monday with the announcement that major junior hockey is definitely coming to Lethbridge. Bill owner and president of the Swift Current and City of Lethbridge officials jointly announced that in agreement has been reached for the Broncos to play in the Sportsplex during the 1974-75 Western Canada Hockey League season. whose Broncos lost out to Regina in the WCHL semi-final this year ifter disposing of Flin Flon in the first was accompanied by league Ed Chynoweth and Del a tiember of the WCHL board of directors jnd president of the Regina Pats. Although a few minor details have to be ironed out. Burton feels there will be no major obstacles in shifting the Bronco franchise to Lethbridge. And Chynoweth made it clear that WCHL officials had approved Burton's move unanimously. owners were all in favor of the he said. is a great an excellent hockey and the WCHL is elated to be coming Chynoweth feels that Burton willjie a decided asset to the City of Lethbridge. co-operation the league and Mr. Burton has received from the he one of the major factors involved in the transfer of the Burton plans to set up an office in likely within six to get the wheels in motion for the shifting of his headquarters from Swift Current and prepare for the 1974-75 season. Burton assured city officials that his club would be an exciting and one that Southern Alberta hockey fans would enjoy watching. One of Burton's fist moves will be to name a new coach. Stan who played one year of junior hockey in the late 1940's with the Lethbridge Native Sons and who handled the Broncos this past will not make the move here. Burton also indicated that a new team name may be in the offing. Some feeling has prevailed that outside interests should not be given preference in the rental of the new Sportsplex for the operation of a team in the but Burton said will be local in a short time I will be moving my wife and family to Lethbridge and I am eagerly looking forward to becoming a Lethbridge businessman and a Lethbridge He said he is interested in local participation in his hockey operation and added that he's more than willing to talk to Tier II people to see if an agreement can be worked out. Chynoweth and Wilson all pointed out that the Western Canada Hockey League is a two-million dollar business and that Lethbridge will soon be a part of it. think hockey fans in this area are in for some exciting said Chynoweth. league is one of the best in Canada possibly the very No formal contract has been signed with the but it is expected that when the names are put on the dotted line that it will be for a three-year period. The club's training said will open the middle of September and 10 players from this year's club will be lost to the team because of the age limit. That is not of major concern to Burton as the yearly league average is eight or nine. The WCHL will hold its annual meeting in Victoria June 20 and possible realignment will be discussed. This year Flin Flon and Swift Current comprised the Eastern division and Medicine New Kamloops and Victoria made up the other. With Lethbridge entering the there has been some speculation that Medicine Hat move to the East section to replace Swift Current and Lethbridge will replace Medicine Hat in the West. Burton and company impressed Bill Ed centre and Del Wilson were impressed with the Sportsplex. Joly was individual star of junior contest Pats outclass Black Hawks 4-0 By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor CALGARY -It took ust 10 seconds for St. Litho Instant Printing .1 U'iiir VM ffi DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN LETHBRIDGE Catherines Black Hawks to set the mood for the first two periods of Monday's Memorial Cup contest. Larry Finck of the Ontario Hockey -Association champions high sticked pesky Rob Laird of Regina and the fight was on. Laird cleanly defeated Finck and then watched as his Regina Pat mates had little trouble sidelining the Black Hawks 4-0 -before staunch western supporters. champions of the Western Canada Hockey League led 2-0 after the first period and doubled it after two. Defenceman Greg Joly was brilliant for the Pats as he scored twice and controlled play throughout the spirited contest. Laird and Rick Uhrich completed the scoring for the while nimble Eddie Staniowski blocked 29 shots to earn the shutout. It was clearly evident that the Black Hawks felt they could out muscle the Pats but the tables were quickly turned. Laird and Finck went at it later in the game and as a result Laird took an early shower for not entering the penalty box. who helped set up Joly's first a shot to the top left hand corner that fooled Black Hawk goalie Bill scored a beautiful goal on a solo effort. He blocked a shot at his own blueline and then made an excellent move to free himself from the only defenceman back for the Hawks and beat Cheropita cleanly with a wrist KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI CO We've civilized it without taming it. CO Kawasaki H-2 750cc sports bike. i A superbikefor super bikers. Outstanding triple cylinder jjower and per- formance. Fea- tures a longer frame and longer wheelbase for better hand'in9 Cash '1950 LETHBRIDGE dwasaki j HARDIEVILLE 13th St. and ROAD 327-6117 WORK WANTED Hardworking hand seeks good honest job on ranch or Will herd ride run take boss to town night or day. No job to big or small. Easy going person- ality. loyal. Good too. Contact local Kawasaki dealer. Ask about dual- 10 speed G-4. X C0 5 KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI shot to the bottom right hand corner. Joly's second which gave the Pats a 3-0 lead came from a scramble in front of the Black Hawks net. Uhrich's goal came after he divided the St. Catherines defence and had his shot trickle through .the legs of Cheropita. Both second period goals came while the Black Hawks were two men short. Don Labreche of the Hawks for no apparent jumped Regina's Dennis Sobchuk right off the faceoff. a took the faceoff with Sobchuk and then suckered the talented Regina player before Sobchuk knew what was happening. Sobchuk's mates knew exactly what was happening and when referee Marcel Vaillancourt of levied a two-minute roughing minor to Sochuk and a five- minute major to they put the game on ice with two power-play goals. In Pats had 15 they too were two men short in the first period but Sobchuk Kim McDougal and Allin wins Nelson event DALLAS were probably the best three holes of my said Buddy winner of the Byron Nelson golf tournament. Allin swept away from three challengers with three birdies on the home stretch Monday to capture his fourth tour victory and the top prize. He closed with a three- under-par 68 for a record 72- Staniowski held the fort. St. Catherines got the nod on 14 penalties for 54 the Regina infractions totalled 53 minutes. Pats will meet Quebec Remparts Wednesday night in the third game of the Canadian junior hockey finals. The Remparts must defeat Regina to stay alive. If Regina the Pats and St. Catherines will meet Sunday night in the final. If Quebec upsets the Regina a draw will be held to determine which team receives the bye into the final. The other two teams will play Friday with the winner reaching the LOOSE PUCKS Greg Joly of the Pats is an excellent hockey along the line of Bobby Boston's super Joly too is quick and handles the puck with almost ridiculous ease...He controls the play when he's on the ice and that is plenty...He must have played 45-50 minutes Monday...Dennis with a reported million dollars in the bank from a contract with a World Hockey Association took his lumps was a continual target all evening...The Rob Laird-Larry Finck opener 10 seconds into the was a dandy...Finck got what was coming to him after he put the lumber to Laird of the Pats...Laird soundly trounced him despite the giving away 15 pounds and several inches...Pats have to be favorites at this stage of the game...Sunday's Quebec-St. Catherines the story was so dull a guy at the top of the stands on the south side of the Stampede Corral called to a friend on the other side and they both got up and Longhorns not still a bit disappointed CALGARY The news of the official transfer of the Swift Current Broncos's franchise to Lethbridge was of no surprise to members of the Lethbridge Longhorn executive. of the Alberta Junior Hockey to say the least were disappointed but not surprised. Team president Herb Christie and coach Stan Maxwell are in Calgary for the Memorial Cup finals and both uttered their disappointment. who along with Gord Harry Cox and Tony operated the Longhorns in the AJHL last was almost non- commital regarding the announcement. didn't surprise he I'm not happy about He went on to say that his real feelings couldn't be published. Some weeks when word was made public that the City of Lethbridge had voted in favor of leasing the new Sportsplex to the Broncos and Bill Christie said he and his associates felt they had been sold down the river by city officials. still feel that he said Monday evening at the Stampede Corral. Christie maintains the Longhorns kept hockey alive in Lethbridge last year and should have been given more consideration. Maxwell was in full agreement with Christie and added that they had certain commitments to make before they got ice time in their initial year of operation. come Swift Current and the Western Canada Hockey League doesn't have to meet the same questions Maxwell. What does the future hold for the ''Who says Christie. Burton has made it clear he is willing to talk with local hockey particularly the Longhorns. Softball needs help The newly-formed Lethbridge minor softball program is in dire need of parental help. Adults are desparately needed to help the summer program get on its feet and anyone willing to lend a hand in any capacity is most welcome. Some 150 girls and 30 boys between the ages of 8-13 have registered to play in the summer program and only a few parents have offered their services. Persons willing to volunteer their services are requested to contact Ms. Marilyn Snedden at 328-8087. The next practice session for this age group is slated for six o'clock at St. Paul's School tonight. more youngsters are needed to form a solid softball league for players 14-17 years of age. Anyone interested may turn out to the mass practice set for six o'clock at Wilson Junior High School tonight. Practices will also be held on Thursday evening at six and on Sunday from 1-3 at according to it has been hard to talk to Burton and thus the Longhorn plans are up in the air. It was also learned Monday in Calgary via the that the Crowsnest Pass Red Devils may jump to the B.C. Junior League. 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