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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Commodore's pleases Frier Timday, May 16, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD fl CAP? Lakers add four to roster vn Turner Bernie Sonnalag, Hob duties for the Lakers thi-i year Hamilton also ami Tim NMrallo who while King, a veteran _ pitcher Ulc Cubs in 1971 Solid Irani effort A HAPPY WINNER Al McNeil, coach of the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, holds the Colder Cup aloft in Halifax Monday night after the Voyageurs defeated Baltimore Clippers 4-1 to take the American Hockey League champ- ionship. (AP Wirephoto) Canadian home for Colder Cup HALIFAX (OP) The CaJder i they had dropped the first tw Cup. presented annually to the games at Baltimore. winner of the American Hockey League championship, rests on a Canadian trophy shelf today. The Nova Scotia Voyageurs look the Cup Monday night by The Voyageurs displayed a awesome defence and a light rang-quick offence at the Forum here on their way to triumph. Their penalty-killing special- By l.LOYD YAMAGISIII Hoi-aid Spoils Writer Doug Frier, manager of the Lelhhridge Lakers couldn't be more happier as he announced the signing of Wayne Commo- dore and three other players for the 1972 Alberta Major Base- ball League season Monday night. Commodore along with Doug Yorgeson, Dennis King and Greg Hamilton agreed to oil with the Lakors this year in be AMBL which opens this veekend in Lethbridge. Lakers will open their 34- game schedule at home as they lost the Edmonton Blue Willow Angels Sunday and Monday afternoons. Frier and coach John Vase- enak are most pleased with he acquisition of Commodore the Lakers' first season in the AMBL. "You wouldn't find a more complete ball player than Com- commented Frier. "He can run, catch, throw and has a booming added Frier, who thinks he has nailed the best player that has ever come to the area. Coach Vaselenak will readily agree with Frier's feelings. Six foot two Commodore weights 195 pounds and will either play centre field or right field this year. He played with Swift Current Indians in the Saskatchewan Baseball League until midway .hrough the 1971 season, when ne decided to enter the Uni- versity of Lethbridge for a Bachelor of Ails degree. In 1970 he was voted the most valuable player on the In- dians' roster and shared the home run title in 19C9 and 1970. In 1969 Commodore was also asked to try out with the San Diego Padres, but declined the offer. During that time he was ter- rorizing the Manitoba-Saskat- chewan Junior Football League and was selected to league all- star team two years in-a-row as the top middle line-backer. Both seasons Commodore had try-outs with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but failed to crack the line-up due to his weight. Turncr, Bernie Sonnatag, Rob Hoy and Tim Negrello who had agreed lo play earlier. Yorgeson, the Miner's calch- r last season will handle the duties for the Lakers tlili year while King, a veteran pitcher in southern Alberta baseball was a starting chucker for the Cubs in 1971. also played with 1971 and will be used primarily as an player. Jets win Allan Cup SPOKANE, Wash. (CP) Before the start of the 1971-72 senior hockey season, Norm Johnson, rookie coach of Spo- kane Jets, said he was assem- bling the strongest team possi- ble to continue the team's tradi- tion of excellence. His architecture must have been good, for the Jets ended the long season Monday nighl by winning the Allan Cup, em- blematic of Canadian senior amateur hockey supremacy. They downed Barrie Flyers 6-3 to win the best-of-seven final 4-2. The victory, before fans, gave the Jets their second Allan coached the Jets to their first- 7CH.'THIS LOOK'S 1 A ROUSH LOT, >MATE I'UU- f 3RCP IN AGAIN H Casper talking to WHA people dumping Baltimore Clippers 4-1; ists smothered Baltimore's at- to bring the title to Canada for j tempts to take advantage of I the first time in the league's power plays and struck sud- Sli-ycar history. denly for three goals within six ft was the fourth straight vie-; minutes in the opening period to lory for the Voyageurs in the seal the Clippers' defeat. Meanwhile the other three players who have signed the Lakers will join A! chuk, Howie Heggedal, Bob with Fcr- best-of-seven final round after I Three clubs >vin openers Three games officially open- ed the 1972 Lethbridge Ladies' TAKE 3-0 LEAD Mike Laughton slipped the puck past Baltimore goaler Jim Shaw for the first goal at of the first period and three min- utes later Murray Wilson had the winner. Handy Rota scored on a low shot at for a 3-0 lead and the Voyageurs out- skated and outchecked their challengers the rest of the way. Laughton completed the game scoring late in the second pe- Fastball League at the Dave Elton Park Monday nighl. Thc Optimisus, Charlie Brown All-Stars a n d j ard fired the only shot to.elude North Wesl Tires Majesties I ScoUa goaue Michel started on the right foot as they picked up convincing vic- tories in their opening games. The Optimists dropped the Labor Club 23-16 with Sue Gash earning the mound verdict over Eva Derirgcr. Charlie Brown All-Stars h a d an easy lime of things as they blasted" I'LSS 22-5 behind Kathy McCune's pitching. In the other contest, North West Tires bounced Park Plaza 13-9. Ruth .Miller picked up Ihe win while Cathy .Mueller suf- fered the Country Club Golf League lead changes The Lakevicw Texaco's four- some of John Fildes, Bill Baird. Ray Pepper and Stan Sproul captured the low team score with a 148 and gave their club sole possession of first place in the Country Club Golf credited with negotiating a long-term contract for goalie Bernie Parent, arrived here late Monday night and im- mediately began a series of meetings with players and pro- spective franchise bidders for the World Hockey Association. Parent earlier signed the giant contract with the now-de- funct Miami Screaming Eagles. Casper is believed lo be trying to renegotiate Parent's contract with any of three possi- ble bidders. The occasion for the lawyer's visit is the two-day meeting of the WHA board of trustees which ends today. WAITING FOR TALKS On hand to greet Casper were at least four players with Na- tional Hockey League experi- ence. All are believed interested in moving to the new league which is scheduled to begin play this fall. The players were Denis Du- pere of Toronto Maple Leafs, Dick S a r a z z i n, Philadelphia Flyers: Gord Labossiere and defenceman Ralph MacSwcyn. Labossiere and MacSweyn spent most of last season in the American Hockey League with Cleveland Barons and Rich- mond Robbins respectively. Late arrivals were three other members of the Flyers, young left winger Bob Kelly, forward Bill Flett and defenceman Joe Watson. Also on hand, to begin what looked like all-night nego- cup win in 1970. "It was a fantastic way to start a coaching said Johnson, who took his first coaching job with the Jets after a long playing career in Ihe Western Hockey League. t me .jcrs men- The cup was presented to Spo- j in three years Al Rollins kane captain Tom Hodges, the 40-year-old Saskatchewan-born j defenceman who has been with Spokane both in the WHL and in i the Western International i Hockey League for 14 seasons. "Barrie had a tough club, but i 1 thought we could win after i coming back here ahead 3-2 in I Hodges said. TOP SCORER CUCKS Ken Guslafson. the V.'IIIL's Howard peg are iisled as the Canadian leading scorer in the regular season, paced the Jets in the final game with two goals. Ted Hargreaves, a play-off pickup from Nelson Maple Leafs, Vince Collins, Bob Trembecky and Don Scherza each added one. John McMillan, Pete Pan- gabko and Doug Kelcher scored TAE TROUBLE A30UT A P'VcR Gi 15 THAT NO OTHES BLOKE T1 MEASJR5 UP Casper, the Philadelphia lawyer I starters, while New York, Hous- ton, New England, Los Angeles, Minnesota and Chicago will be the United States entries. Race results By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer I mites steer rilling while Gary Fox took the title in the older Over 130 prospective profes- boy's steer riding, sional rodeo contestants attend- A special fcalur ed the JL Stables Rodeo Col- dco school finals Icge over the past two weeks of matches between the in- but it look the tough McGowan Rodeo stock to teach many of A special feature of the ro- deo school finals was a series slniclors at the school. Lynn Jensen marked a 71 In them a few tricks they couldn't the bareback ride-off while his for the Flyers, champions of the j -m the classroom. j competition, Boh Hartell, came fockey Association Sen- j SUCCe: Ontario Hockey Association Sen- j Thc successful school held I up with points. ior A series and Eastern Can- j theil. School Finals Sat-1 Rocky Rockabar pot tossed urday night three miles west of in the saddle bronc match with Cardston at the JL Stables be-! Larry Jordan, who marked ada champions. There was controversy in the CALGARY (CP) Vir.tcflB Park race results Monday. FIRST JMOO, claiming, 3 olds, J fur. cy'prM- Cove IHaynes) 7.60 4.50 4.10, Miss Majesty (Sladnyk) 9.30 5.00, Flro Return (RycroMl 4.10. Time 3-5. Kyed, Erlke! Charm, Fairly BlUt. tblis, Mil Calgary also rsn. SECOND claiming, 4 year olds and up, Brother (Watson) 8.50 3.40 i series, with the Jets forced to play two games in Klmberley, B.C., because the Spokane Coli- seum was booked for a charity ction. The Jets offered to pay the Barrie team's expenses to fly back to Ontario between games in order to play all their games JJO. Ro 2.30, Morning A 2JO. Time 3-5. Bipllttle Bui (Billings) (D. Wisf Expanding, Twilight Mood fllso ran. DAILY DOUBLE: S51.BO........... clah THIRD ing, 2 year olds 3 lur- Al 10 TEAMS READY Earlier Monday, Gary David- Ginnlfis Boy (Barrobv) 13-70 3.BO Yfiel (Kiollngl 3.70 2.50, Twins Sheba (NorriE) 3.20. Time 4-5. The Winnett, Rspsodis, Sultans Diary, Calcabulous, Keep Aloof also OlliNELLA: 11OO. FOURTH claiming, year olds up, Prerequisite (Watson) 16.30 9.JO 5.70, Dhai Force (D. Wiseman) 7.00 4.50, On The Go (Hamlll) 4.90 Spokane, refused. but the Flyers "It was pretty Hodges said. "I remember when we played a series in 1957, we had to lay over in North Bay. Out., for two weeks while waiting for the Ontario team to get ice. fore 250 rodeo fans. i 72. but Rockabar came back The steer wrestlers were the I with a 73 in the bull riding to most impressive batch of the beat out Dale Hose and Bob new cowboys turned out by the school. Gary Sparshu put all his lessons into one impressive catch as he captured his steer and WTestled it down in 4.3 sec- onds. Tommy Ivins was right Wilson. Arnold Haraga downed two steers in a total time of 10.2 seconds and easily outdis- tanced his competition, Bob Wilson, Richard Todd and behind with a clocking of S.i'. I Lynn Jensen. Wilson's two-head Richard Day Chief turned in! time was 22.6 while the other two had one successful catch the quickest time in the calf roping as he took 15.3 seconds (o get the job done. Levi Black- apiece. The keenest competition of the night was between calf ropers Jim Gladstone and Ar- nold Haraga. Gladstone came five calf water was next in line with a time of 15.4. the Ontario learn TO gci ice. i of the 30 contestants entered i.ulufit.. Barrie would have had "lo wait in the three riding events, 10 in out on top after only six days between games each section, bareback, bull i rope-off, and we would have flown ihem i and saddle bronc riding, only Haraga missed his second home and back. six managed lo garner any j calf while Gladstone caught all "I thought our fans deserved points two in each event. i five of his, wrapping two in the to see us in every game. Jim Worick's 63 took the bull fast time of 11.1 and 11.5 scc- havc the greatest fans in the j riding laurels, while a mark of 11UUJK nimi> a UKUII worm. 51 was enough to give JohD Barrie playing coach Darvyl Many Chief the bareback hpn- Sly paid tribute "to the Jets and j ors. Saddle bronc champion said they were a tough-checking was Jesse Scott with a score of onds. His total time on five wa Time: 3-5. Priddis Dandy, Kit vention Lea, Jasper i Stikine, Con- Park, Round FIFTH ling, 3 year olds. T fur- tiations, was defencema Hamilton of Buffalo Sabres. da For Rex (Lcvlne) 9.9D Magic Spree (McCauley) 6.00 3.30, Edjes prize (B. Barroby) 2.SO. son, WHA president, said the j Time; i-s. league bad solidified summered, can teams after the Quebec City or try, Les Nordique.s gave as- surances they would begin in League standings Monday riod. 33 seconds after Bob Riv- night. Lakevicw, Eatons and 1972. tnip were in a three-way tie j Earlier reports indicated the Plasse. Coach Al MacNeil was exu- berant over the taste of his sec- ond spring of success in a row in professional hockey. Mac- Neil, coach of Montreal Cana- dians when they won the Stan- ley Cup last season, is the first coach to win championships in both the National Hockey League and the AHL in succes- sive seasons. MacNeil exchanged congratu- lations, with lus players in a joy- ous dressing room scene while lauding "the tremendous drive and spirit of the club." "All the guys have come WANTED LIMITED NUMBER OF HOMES THAT NEED CONSTANT PAINTING! corotive work- ot a low cost. This new amazing product has captured the interest ol Home owners throughout Canada who are fed up with constant painting ond other maintennnce costs. It carries a written auorantee and pro- vides insulation, winter and ha used cwc-r vveiv type of been -mr-nt. You showplrice i ind we wi GUARANTEE olipoinlment please wrilfi To your nninc irl phone numlieil Itllln Supplies ll.-l., Iplhlniclqr along he said. "When they play like that, they're all NHLers." I'l.ASSE HOT IN NET U (it 111, i JJUI 1ILI LS IllUllclliru IJIL- for" first place prior to last; Quebec entj-y might seek a one- night's outing, but a six-point year delay to regroup finan- evening gave Lakeview lead with 18 points. Eatons rest in second with 16 points while Tollestrup fol- low in third with 15. Doug Brown of Tollestrup took home the low gross honors with a 42 while low net score went to Date O'Brien of the Packers. Meanwhile at: Hend e r son Lake three eight point sweeps were registered in Lakeside League play. Ace Building took eight from Jubilee, A and W belted Walk tile I cially. "I ,es Nordiques will be in for 1972, and at this time we will go with 10 teams." Davidson said. "Miami is definitely out. while llydale origattl's wltt'5 Lcth. Office Furnitun Parsons LAKESIDE ers and Parsons stopped Fraches. Individually Owen Richards paced Imperial Life to low One of the happiest Voyageurs i learn net of 136 with a low net was Plasse, a 23-year-old Mont- j round of 20. Cliff Irvine of A real native who allowed only 19 and won low gross with a 37. goals in 15 playoff games while Joining Richards on the Im- lending the Nova Scotia nets. pcrial team were Art DeGraff. "When 1 (jcil the two shutouts i Oshiro and Bill Lazaruk. hot.' the best i Lsknlm CLUB thing Hint ever could happen lo me because it's my first year in professional hockey." The victory Monday nighl I gave the Voyageurs liie final scries four games to two and followed a semi-final scries win in four straight games over Bos- ton Braves, first-place finishers in the AHL's East Division. The Braves and the Voyn- gt.-urs ended the season tied in points hill Boslon look tirsl place liccansc of a helUT record in hotwren Ilio Iwo teams. AMI, president .1 a r k Hnltcr- field pnV'C-nlrd the ('aider Cup ID the Vnyagcurs in an on-ice ceremony following the member of Ihe winning squad picked up ?l.nuii. Kadi of tin- losers was Coach Mi'H'Ncil was polish e in post-game interviews about his future. "1 just want sit and study this for a while." he slill uiln the Xnva S Honey, Haydns Shady' Slyle also ran. EXACTOR 177.60. SIXTH SK7M, claiming, year olds and up, 7 furlonos. Baha "Kid 18.90 i.M, Curra Tip (Coombs) 3.50, Little Gypsy (D. Wiseman) J.30. Time: Tis Foolery Natural Power, Celtic plot, Pebble Hill, Novn Fols also ran. SEVENTH claiming, 3 year olds and up, 5 furlongs. Cindys Sister (Watson) V.80 -MO S.fiO, another group from Calgary may re-apply." Miami and Calgary failed to post performance bond s of j each, Miami through i lack of an arena and Calgary E through the illness of one of the Time: 1-5 Kims Kid, Mdl: Favou C It Magic, Destlnys EIGHTH ning, J year olds. T fur- original bidders. In addition to Juehcc City, Edmonton, Ottawa, and Winni- roufer {Whittle) 11.30 6.10 3.60, Eagle (McCauley) 5.30 3.10, Ob- ion (NorriE) 3.90. Time: 1-5. Beauco, Khalfd Truckle, i p e e d Boauty, Mantroian. Happy Bernie also OUINELLA 133.70. Short sport club with punch. lot ol offensive 55. Shane 65.8 seconds. Rodeo schools such as this one, w h i c h is the largest in North America, provide a training ground for the rodeo Blv won the mity-1 greats of the future. For whiteness depend on CILUX TRUTONE White. CYCLIST KrU.El! PON OK A. Alia. tCP) Kevin Sirois. 24. one of Can- ada's top Olympic cycling and speed-skating hopeful s. was killed Sunday when his bicycle was struck by a car near Ihis central Alberta town. N'o charges had been laid against the driver of the car. McQt'AY RETURNS TORONTO (CP Toronto Argonauts announced Monday that Leon McQuay has a new two-year contract, thus sloni- milted to an operation. Bruins president West on j Adams Jr. said he had talked with Orr during the weekend. IMI.AC1I TO MOVE? QUEBEC (CP) George I (Punch) Inilach, general man- ager and coach of Buffalo Sabres who suffered a heart at- tack four months ago. will an- nounce at a Buffalo news con- ference Tuesday his future role with the N a t'i n n a 1 Hockey League club. Dollar for dollar your best paint buy. Paints lUU-M'.l) t Kill lii I, I 1L II r-ivui- s p e c 111 a t i o n thai Hie I XKTS KNOT SKUI1'.S 3- spowly riinnini; miglil rXIOMUI.lv (Al'i- 3; move' to I he National Football nilio Taylor. Hii'k Barry. John V, Daiim and John Hochc sparked a fonrlh-quiirlor York RKI.K.VSKI) i cnmoback as the Nets ovi-n-amc ]s. MOXTRKAI, (IT) Olympic llio Indiana Pacers 110-103 Mrm- ;i track stnr John Carlos' was jdny squ.irinR their Ix-st- uidvcd out of I'oolhall Mnnlrcal Almirltps announced HIP Canadian jof-soven Monday aflcr American Basketball IIKAX 1'ASSKS AWAY MIHKOI.K, Va. 'AD Michael Dean, an Old Domin- ion Cnivprsity died in hospital Monday, apparently lid. -Till (if injiiries snfforod in accident )tia diirini! a sprint; csliilutinn per Association championship scries 2. The fifth will IIP played 'breakdown in Thursday night at Indiana. and Hull's not Ion lind KM srnnnnv