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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta A HAPPY WINNER Al McNeil, coach of the Nova Scotia holds Ihe Colder Cup aloft in Halifax Monday night after the Voyogeurs defeated Baltimore Clippers .4-1 lo fake (he American Hockey League champ- ionship. (AP Wirepholo) Canadian home for Calder Cup HALIFAX (CD Calder i they had dropped the first two Cup. presented annually to Ihe winner of Ihu American Hockey League championship, resls on a Canadian trophy shelf loday. games at Baltimore. The Voyageurs displayed an awesome defence and a light- ning-quick offence al the Forum Commodore's signing plecises Frier Tueiday, May 16, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD fl iAMJY CAPP Lakers add four to roster By I.LOVD VA.1MGI.SII1 Herald Writer Doug Frier, manager of the Lelhbridge Lakers couldn't ho more happier as he announced the signing of Wayne Commo- dore and three olhcr players for the 1972 Alberta Major Base- ball League season Monday night. Commodore along wiuli Doug Yorgeson, Dennis King and Greg Hamilton agreed to toil with the Lakers this year in the AMBL which opens lliis sveekend in Lethbridgc. Lakers will open their 34- game schedule at home as they host Hie Edmonton Blue Willow1 Angels Sunday and Monday afternoons. Frier and coach John Vasc- lenak are most pleased with the acquisition of Commodore for 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 ,nd has a booming added Frier, who thinks he has nailed the best player that has ever come (o the area. Coach Vaselenak will readily agree with Frier's feelings. Six foot two Commi weights 195 pounds and will either play centre field or right field lliis year. He played with Swift Current ndians in the Saskatchewan Baseball League until midway .hrough the 1971 season, when ie decided to enter the Uni- versity of Lethbridge for z Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1970 he was voted the most valuable player on the In- dians' roster and shared the omc nm title in 19C9 and 1970- In 1969 Commodore was also asked to try out with the San 3iego Padres, but declined the offer. During lhat time he was ter- rorizing the Manitoba-Saskat- chewan Junior Football League and was selected lo league all- ilar team (wo years in-a-row Turner, Ber.iie Sonnatag, Roy and Tim Negrello Rob v.iio had agreed to play earlier. Yorgcson, the Miner's catch- er last season will handle the duties for the Lakers this year while King, a veteran pitcher in southern Alberta baseball was a starting chucker for (he Cubs in 1971. IlajniJlon also pbvcd v.'ilh the Cubs in 1971 and will be used primarily ns ;m ulililiy plajcr. Solid IMIIII effort c? 3 Jets win Allan Cup SPOKANE. Wash. 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 learn possi- ble lo continue the team's tradi- tion of excellence. His architecture must have j gave the Jets their second Allan been good, for the Jets ended I Cup in three- years. Al Rollins the long season Monday niglil by winning the Allan Cup, em- blematic of Canadian senior amateur hockey supremacy. They downed Barrie Flyers 6-3 to win the best-oi-seven final 4-2. The victory, before fans, coached llie Jels lo their firsl- ever cup win in 1970. ''II was a fantaslic way to start a coaching said Johnson, who took his first coaching job with the Jels aflcr a long playing career in Weslem Hockey League. The cup was presented to Spo-1 kane captain Tom Hodges, the i 40-year-old Saskatchewan-born j defenceman who has been with Spokane both in the WHL and in the Western Internationa; i Hnr.key League for H seasons. had a lough club, but 1 thought we could win after i coming back here ahead 3-2 in I games." Hodges said. TOP SCOItKK CLICKS Ken Gublafson. the VYHIL's i QUEBEC (Cl'l Howard; peg are listed as the Canadian j leading scorer in the regular Casper talking to WHA people THE TROUBLE A3OUT A hi F' VR S'BL. THAT NO OTHER BLOKE LOOK'S A ROU5H LOT, MATE I'UU 'odore i Casper, lne 1'Wladelphia lawyer i starters, while New York, Hous-1 season, paced (he Jets in Ihc I will c r e d i I e d wilh negotiating a Ion, New England, J as the top middle line-backer. Both seasons Commodore bad ry-ouls willi the Saskatchewan The Kcn'a Scotia hero on Uieir way to triumph. look the Cup Monday night by dumping Baltimore Clippers 4-1 to bring the title to Canada for the first time in the league's bi.slory. It was Ihc fourth straight vic- tory for the Voyageurs in the be.sl-of-.se.vcn final round after Their penalty-killing special. but. line-up crack the weight. Meanwhile the other three players who have signed with the" Lakers Three clubs win openers Three panics offic'lnlly open- ed Uic 1972 lA'thbrulge Latl'cs' Fasllrall league al Uie Dave Klion Park Monday nighl. Thc IjOllihndgc Opfiinisl.s, isls smothered Baltimore's Icmpls to lake advantage o[ power plays and slrurk sucl- j dcdJy three goals M'ithin six minules in the opening period to seal the Clippers' defeat. TAKE 3-fl LEAD Mike Laughton slipped the puck past Baltimore goaler Jim Shaw for the lirst goal at of the firsl period and three "min- utes later Murray Wilson had Ilic winner. Randy Rota scored on a low shot at 13.19 for a 3-0 lead and the Voyageurs out- skated and outchetUed their challengers the rest of the way. Laughton completed the gams scoring late in the second pe- riod. 33 seconds after Bob Riv- Charlic Brown All-Stars a n ri nrd 'he only shot lo elude Country Golf League O lead changes Tlic Lakevicw Texaco'a four- some of Johii Fildes, B i I Baird. Ray Pepper and SI an Sproul captured Ihe low team score wilh a 143 and gave their club sole possession of first place in the Country Club Gnlf League standings Monday night. Lake view. Batons and Tolles- long-term contract for goalie Bcmie 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 he trying to renegotiate Parent's contract with any of lliree 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 FOH 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 fh? new league which is scheduled (o 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; Cord Lahossiere and defenceman Ralph SfaeSwcyn. Labossiere and MacSweyn j spenl most of last season in the 1 I American Hockey League with t Illfl Cleveland Barons and Ilich- moncl Hobbins respectively. failed due to will join Al Fcr- Heggcdal, Bob Minnesota and Chicago will be the United States entries. Los Angeles, I final game with two goals. Ted Race results CALGARY (CP1 Vi'r-lorlfl Park race results Monday. FIRST claiming, 3 year olds, S fur- longs. Lypress Cove (Hflynes) 7 60 -1.50 d.10. Aliss Majesty 15'sdiyk) 9.50 5.PO, FlrD Return (Rycrolll Time 3-5. Kyed. Erlkel Charm. Fairly Blut. Iblis, Mil Calgary also ran. SECOND II.JOO, claiming, 4 Year olds aid up, 5 furlongs. Tizza Brother (Watson) 8 50 !UO .10, Roman scholar (Billing) !.9D 2.30, Morning MilEler ID Wisemanl 'rime J.-oo 3-J. Hargreaves, a. play-off pickup from Nelson Maple Leafs, Vince Collins, Bob Tremhccky and Don Scherza each added one. John McMillan, Pete Pan- By GARUY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer I miles SILHT riding Gary r'ox look the Lklu in the older Over 130 prospective proles-; boy's steer riding. sional rodeo contestants attend- ed the JL Stables Rodeo Col-. Icge over the past two weeks of matches between Ihe but it took the (ough McGowan Hudeo .stock to leach many of nuui'u MUCK 10 leacn gabko and Doug Kclcher scored lhem a [ew Wcks (hey A special fcnlurc of llie ro- rloo school finals wn.s a series stmctors at the school- Lynn Jensen marked a 71 In Q ,lltr Mnnl time (i.-np Jiocn fuh re.'il Kol'uni Jiifin JOHN FORREST COLOR CENTRE Pninls ond Wnllpnppr 371 Slh St. S Ph. 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