Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, May 17, 1973 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD 15 Raids ou NHL clubs will continue Money won't be thrown a round-WH A TORONTO (CP) The World Hockey Association will con- tinue its raids on National Hockey League talent but with a tighter hold on its purse strings, says WHA president Gary Davidson. Davidson told a news confer- ence following the opening round of the WHA annual meet- ing Wednesday that he expects the bidding war between the two leagues to level off. "There are only so many players worth big he said. One WHA official estimated there would be about 100 NHL players available for new con- tracts this season, but Davidson had a more cautious estimate. "I believe there might be about 50 still unsigned. "I would like to broaden our league's horizon by signing about 30 to 40 players from the NHL for next season. I under- stand about a dozen have signed so far." Davidson also sounded a note of caution with regard to sign- ing of untried amateurs. "Is it worthwhile paying let's for a Md who is untried and doesn't neces- sarily sell tickets for you? No Closing in New York Yankees' Horace Clark (20) is trapped by Milwaukee Brewers' catcher Ellie Rodriguez left and third baseman Don Money (7) at Yankee Stadium Wednes- day, The play came when Matty Alou grounded to George Scott. Scott relayed the ball to Rodriguez, who made the Canadian colt good, should win Saturday WESTBURY. N.Y. (CP) Two weeks ago, million was considered by a U.S. syndicate to be too much for a Canadian- owned three-year-old pacing colt who has been made the 8- to-5 choice to win Saturday night's Messenger Stakes mile at Roosevelt Race- way. American trainer-driver Stan Dancer had considered buying just 80 per cent of the colt J. R. Skipper, owned by Russ and Jean Miller of Dutton, Ont., for million but the colt had not impressed Dancer in two races in which he drove him. Tuesday night, in a S12.0001 elimination race here, and driven by Toronto native John Chapman, J. R. Skipper won his division with a time for the mile. In Wednesday's draw for post in Saturday's first jewel in North America's Triple Crown of pacing, Skipper and driver Chapman drew the No. 7 posi- tion in the 11-horse field. Drawing the No. 1 post was Tuesday's other division win- ner, Bret Over Again, owned by Ray and Earl Forsythe of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Despite his three successive wins in three starts this year, and the fact his win was in odds-makers at Roose- velt left Bret Over Again the second choice at 5-to-2. "Actually, Dancer left the JUST ARRIVED! EXCELLENT SELECTION OF WASHABLE SPORT KNITS In thades of Burgundy and to compliment a variety of fortrel knit slacks SHIRTS from ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 331 5lh ST. S. OPEN THURS. TlU 9 P.M. door open to reconsider the Russ Miller said Wednes- day night, "but if he happens to win the Messenger, you can count on that price for him go- ing up." Coupled as an entry mate with J. R. Skipper is Valiant Bret, a U.S.-owned member of Chapman's New York stable. Chapman has assigned Lucien Fontaine, a native of Point Aux Trembles, Que., as driver in Saturday night's race. Additional Canadian interest comes in Otarip Hanover, a colt that Herve Fih'on, world cham- pion race-winning driver from Angers, Que., drives and co- owns with U.S. interests. He drew the No. 4 post but was listed as a 10-to-l shot. J. R. Skipper is co-holder of the world's half-mile track race record of taken last year as a two-year-old. He won more than in 1972 and cams out with a victory over older 1 pacers in his initial three-year- 1 old start a month ago at Detroit j before losing twice with Dancer j driving. Tigers kept leaving By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Billy Martin get the flu and flew the coop. Mickey Stanley hit a sacrifice fly, then fled the scene. Gates Brown hit a two-run homer in his first game in left field, then left quickly. It almost seemed as if Detroit Tigers had lost an American League baseball game and didn't want to talk about it. But in fact, manager Martin's Tigers had just given -him a special present for his 45th place in the zany American League East via a 6- 5, 10-inning victory Wednesday night over Boston Red Sox on Stanley's sacrifice fly off Luis Tiant. It was the Tigers' first extra- inning victory in six tries this season, and it was the first game won by the Detroit bull- pen. In other American League games, New York Yankees de- feated Milwaukee Brewers 11-4, Texas Rangers beat Kansas City Royals 2-1, Minnesota Twins beat Chicago White Sox 8-6 and California Angels de- feated Oakland A's 7-2. TRAILED BREWERS The Tigers entered the game in third place, trailing leader Milwaukee by one game. Martin, who coached third base the first inning, left the dugout in the fourth inning and was sent home immediately after the game by the team physician who said the manager had the flu. Reliever John Killer was out- standing in picking up his first triumph in three decisions. He came in to pitch to Boston pinch hitter Ben Oglivie in the ninth with men on first and sec- ond and one put. Hiller struck out both Oglivie and Tommy Harper, then retired the side in the 10th. "I'd just as soon have saves in the bullpen." the native To- ronto lefthander said. "When you're in the bullpen it's more impressive to say you have so many saves rather than a 'W'. 'W's sometimes can come pretty cheap." There was nothing cheap about his win Wednesday. The three men he retired in succes- sion in the 10th were the sec- md, third and fourth batters in the order: Mario Guerrero, Carl Yastrzemski and Orlando Ce- peda. GAMBLE SCORES Ike Brown led off the final Ti- inning with a walk and 3uke Sims hit a one-out singii. Tiant, 4-4, then walked Dick HcAuliffe to load the bases be- fore Stanley filed deep to right scoring pinch runner John Gamble. A two-run homer by Gates irown, playing the first game n which he wasn't a designated litter, and a solo homer by Sims in the first inning weren't i nearly enough cushion for i starter Mickey LoJich. The two runs Detroit added in the fif.Ji i weren't, either. Canucks want Kelly for boss VANCOUVER fCPl Vancouver Canucks of the Na- tional Hockey League, who last week told Vic Stasiuk his services as coach were no long- er required, have put off until Jure the decision on his suc- cessor in the hopes of talking Red Kelly into the job. A club spokesman said Wed- nesday Canucks director Coley Hall had been resigned to the faci, that Kelly, former coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, would not be available and the club was on the verge of nam- ing a new coach. Hall told reporters Tuesday that he expected to sign either Al Arbour or Johnny Wilson as coach within a matter of hours. However, one last phone call convinced Hall that Kelly may still be availble and he post- poned his decision until Kelly makes up his mind. Hall wants the forr.tir Pittsburgh coach as coach and general manager of the Vancouver club. Stasiuk was told last Thurs- day he would not be rehired to coach the Vancouver Ca- nucks for a second term. Sta- siuk, the s' second coach in three seasons, said he had no advice to offer a successor. The post of general manager was opened earlier this year when Bud Poile resigned for health reasons and took over lesser responsibilities with the Camjcks. i it's a bad economic risk. "You have to take into con- sideration what the top-round juniors players are requesting in the way of compensation and bonuses and evaluate it with the possible signing of a minor leaguer who has as much poten- tial or you know what he has." Davidson said Ms league was concerned about reports that many NHL clubs had already signed players chosen Tuesday in the NHL's draft of over-age juniors. The WHA will conduct its own draft of juniors Friday and Da- vidson said he was afraid many of them may already be com- mitted to NHL PRICE TOO HIGH He said it was unlikely any WHA team would try to pay the price some top juniors, such as Denis Potvin of Ottawa 67s. are demanding. Potvin, drafted by the NHL New York Islanders, is reported to be seeking a contract. "Really, some of the figures demanded are beyond the realm of Davidson said. In addition to the cost of the player contracts, the NHL pays the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association for each of the first 32 players drafted and an additional when the player signs a professional con- tract. Davidson said the WHA has discussed a similar arrange- ment with the CAHA but the amateur association's demands have been excessive. He said the WHA signed "six or seven" amateurs last year. "If we get only six players a year from the amateurs, I don't think we should do a thing in the way of paying. K we get a fair portion, we should help. "But right now, I don't think our league should help develop players for the NHL. I prefer to let the NHL develop our play- ers." CONSIDER EXPANSION Among other items discussed at Wednesday's closed meetings were draft procedures ar_d pri- orities and league expansion. Davidsan said details of fur- :her expansion moves will b e announced ''in the next two or three days." "We are looking at seven cities we have a strong in- ierest in Phoenix, Denver and San Diego, primarily because hey would represent a western division that would greatly re- duca costs." He said expansion to include Phoenix, Denver and San Diego 'or the 1973-74 season was a possibility. There are also jtrong interests from Detroit, hdianapuiis, Milwaukee and Miami, he said. The 12-team league has al- ready accepted an expansion franchise from Cinoniiati which will join league play in 1974-75. In today's draft of profes- sional players, and Friday'! draft of amateurs, Cincinnati will get the 13th and choices in the opening rounds Toyota Travel's Service is Tops! This is one of the reasons why Cots Richard, o fhres year ployoe with Toyota Travpl Service Department received the top mark in 2nd year Motor Mechanics course at the Lethbridge Community College. You can see Richard is well qualified to look after all your Toyota Service needs. have largest stock of genuine Toyota parts in South Alberta. TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE COUTTS HIGHWAY Phone 327-3165 before switching to the top club for the second round. The order of selection: Chi- cago, New York, Quebec, To- ronto, Vancouver, Alberta, Min- nesota, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Winnipeg, New Eng- land and Cincinnati. Baceda will head curlers for >73 The Lethbridge Curling Club announced the election of Enso Baceda as president of the 1973 board of directors at their an- nual general meeting Tuesday night. Baceda. who has served on the board of directors for a number of years, will replace past president Darwin Linn ef- fective immediately. The some 100 members on hand also elected a number of other local personalities to serve on their executive and board of directors. Lyle Davis was named first vice president Harry Hudson second vice president, Jim Speelman secretary and John Forrest treasurer. The board of directors include Scott Henderson, Lawrence Lennon, Bob Morrison, Jim Reed, Cleas Schweitzer, Bill Townsend and Jocko Tarnava. Meanwhile the general meet- ing also honored Tom Hender- son and Jack McBeath to life memberships as a result of their outstanding contributions to the local curling scene. Henderson had served as president of the local board some years ago and is the cur- rent representative of district 2. McBeath has been the catylist for local senior curling and has brought forth tremendous results in the past few years. Heads curlers Enso Baceda was elected president of the men's section of the Lethbridge Curling Club at the annual ban- quet Tuesday. Three locals are selected Three members of the Leth- bridge Amateur Swim Club were selected to the Alberta team which will compete against British Columbia in the annual Alta-B.C. swim meet on the long weekend. Tim Myers, Wendy Kasting and Lome Kemmet will bolster the Alberta contingent for the annual event staged in Edmon- ton this time around. Myers will compete in the boys' 11-12 age group and will enter in the 100-metre breast- stroke while Kasting will swim in the 200-metre butterfly and 100-metre freestyle in the se- niors division. Kemmet will participate in the senior division 200-metre butterfly and backstroke events. CALGARY (CPi Park race results Wednesday: FIRST claiming, 2 year old mai- dens, 5 furlongs. High On Hemp fKiplingl 7.70 4.10 2.70, Icy Copy 14.00 5.80, Waza Poppy (Parsons) 2.50. Time- 1.02. Al Blanco, Pell Rebelle, Lady Cherry, Mac Irak and Royal Hand- ful also ran. SECOND allowance, 3 year olds, 7 fur- longs Fast Catch (Parsons! 7 80 J.70 3 80, Whataruler (Kiplmq) 3.90 3.30, Noble Bomber (Combs) 7.70. Time: Principle Case, Belmont Road, Sa- lute To Erikel, Doctor's Alibi also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: S28.70. Track Scralch: Never Like Vic. THIRD claiming, year olds and up, I1 a miles. Boulincio (Wiseman) 9.80 5.30 3.10, Mr. Marsh (Watson> 11.00 6.10, Baha Kid (Gicsbrechtl 270. Time: 3-5. Here Comes Cookie, Rovinq Doctor, Precious Argent, Bronselene, Flying Exit also ran. QUINELLA: FOURTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, TB miles. Soon Enuff 1210 590 3.30, Wr. Murphy (Parsons) 7.60 4.00, Cae- sar's Song 310. Time. 1-53 3-5. Heir 0' Hope, Caroufer, Uncle Smoothie also ran. FIFTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, V? miles. Parkland Prince (Wiseman) 57.50 1110 500, Priddis Dandy Watson' 11.20 610 Tropical Treasure (Kip- ling) 320 time: 2-5. Gay Stitch, Cheat The Bull, Hay- dens Belle, Swing Leader, Rullah County also ran. EXACTOR: 167.80. SIXTH claiming, 3 year olds, T fur- lonas. Poyal Horseguards (Watson) 1- 5r, 6.30 4.20, Red Power (GiesbrechP 6 CO 4.30, Canyon Patrol (Shields) 5.00 Time: 1.27 2-5. Nianne, Haste Ye Back, Birth- day, Potlatch, Lonita also ran. SEVENTH claiming, 5 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Merry Muffet (Ncrns) 14 60 7 03 4 60, Whonnock Willie (Hedge) 8.20 5.40, Gallant Thief (Kipling) 3.60. Time: 1 26. Missyway, Hills Of Snow, Another Bomber, Wafer Wagon, Pebble H.II also ran, EIGHTH allowance, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Cypress Cove (Rasmussen) 6.70 410 3.10, Game Song (Inda) 4.30 3.10, Fly- inq Award (Norris) 3.30. 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