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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, Moy 30, 1972 THI UTTHBRIDGE HERALD Vnsekiuik feeh club will give solid performance The talent is there as Lakers open season VASELENAK READY Couch John Vaselenak of the Lethbridge Lakers will direct his club in their season open- er Sunday at Henderson Park. Lakers host Edmonton Blue Willow Angels again Monday. closes tonight By GARRV ALLISON Herald Slaff Writer Half of the 240 cowboys enter- ed, bucked, roped and wrestled their way through the 3'i-hour opening performance of the Stavcly Tndoor rodeo last night before' 700 spectators. The opening night lead in the bareback bronc riding went to three-time Canadian champion Dale Trottier. Trottier spurred n Void horse called Idaho to a 70-point outing, giving him a one-point lead over John Dodds of Ponoka. Sparky Trotter af Clawston, B.C. turned in a sparkling tune of 10.4 seconds to take the early lead in the calf roping. Barry Edge, a Coclirr.ne roper, wrap- ped his animal in 11.7 and is Brown, two American saddle bronc riders, led the way in their event as they both spurred out a 72. Right behind them with a mark of 71 is former world champion Shawn Davis. Brown's luck took a turn for the worse, however, when his horse fell liv LLOYD VAIMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer Letlibridge Lakers will offi- cially open their 1972 Alberta Major Baseball League season when they host the Edmonton Blue Willow Angels twice on the weekend. The Lakers will play their first game in the league Sunday at p.m. and will follow up with another contest Monday at p.m. Both encounters will be staged at Henderson Park. In their initial season, the Lakers will be coached by John Vaselenak and managed by' Doug Frier. Vaselenak, 37, is an experi- enced ball player who has a vast knowledge about the game. At the age of 15, Vaselenak played with the Lethbridge Miner's, who were considered as a hot-shot team in the early 50's. In 1953 Vaselenak toiled with the Lethbridge White Sox in the old Western Canada Baseball League and a few years later he dressed with the Granum White Sox under the reign of George Wesley. After three years In Granum. he was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals who senl him to Bill- lugs, Montana after the Cardi- nals' training camp ended in Albania, Georgia. In the same year the Cardi- nals shipped him off to Dothan, in the Northern Florida i State League. That season his I dub came up with the league championship. Vaselenak's semi-pro base- j ball career ended in the late i 50's, with the Lethbridge .White being his final club. Vaselenak's coaching -career started in when Iw hand- led the Lethbridge Cardinals in .he defunct Alberta Junior Baseball League. When the league disbanded Ihe following year, Vaselenak quit coaching until last year when he guided the Lethbridge Junior Miner's to the Canadian championships after winning more In Red Deer the following is 1 week will get us said s w Vaselenak. "I may be wrong he said. "I have a notion that we're going to sweep the en- he added. One of the Lakers' strengths hitting and If they start i n g i n g the Angels better stand deep hi the outfield. Vaselenak has come up with a line-up that should give the Angel's pitching a little trouble this weekend. Doug Yorgeson will start be- hind the plate with Al Fcrchuk i Larry Edwards will possibly completing Ihe battery. Howie Heggedal is assigned to first base duties while sec- ond liuse is still open. Vaselenak might use either Ron Berlando or Cam Burr at this spot. shortstop while Rob cover Roy Is Negrellrp In rcnlrn nnr] Wayna Rod Taylor, the ace left-hand- er wifh Vaselenak's Miner's last year is cxpefled home from third base line. university in Washington today In the outfield, Vaselenak will j and could see action over the go with Bob Turner in left, Tim weekend. getting ready to handle any- thing that comes along the s 'iff sitting in second spot. Marvin Joyce and Bobby Bcreiisou inks Wings' contract DETROIT (AP) Gordon (Red) Berenson signed a two- year contract with Detroit Red Wings Friday, said Ned Hark- ness, the National Hockey League team's general man- ager. A former University of Michi- gan star, the veteran centre was the Wings' third leading scorer last season when he tal- lied 28 goals and add 41 assists for 69 points. He was among the top 20 scorers in the NHL. on his right leg at the end af his ride. Last year's Canadian steer wrestling champion, Tom Bews, dropped his catch in 4.7 seconds to grab the lead in the steer wrestling. Don Helmig's 5.5 was good enough for second while third spot was held by Marvin Joyce with a time of 5.7. Long, lean, Dale Rose picked up a mark of 72 in the bull riding for a one pent lead over John Dodds. wlio placed second in his second riding event ol the evening. Tom Ross garnered 65 points on a re-ride horse and took the lead ui the amateur saddle bronc riding. Grey Ghost wasn't j quite spooky enough for Will i Hyland and he finished in sec- ond spot with 62 points. Patsy Orom led the ladies around the barrels with a fast time of seconds. BEHIND THE CHUTES Former world champion saddle bronc rider, Winston Bruce, try- ing his hand at calf roping Arnold Haraga came up empty handed in both the calf roping and steer wrestling Warren Cooper adding an innovation U> his announcing chores as he had former rodeo great Bob Robin- son working alongside him Mike Sears won the boys' steer riding tonight's final pel formancc gets underway at I EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MOM., MM P.M. N.A. TITLE BOUT KAMATA vs RUHL HAYES vs PORTZ THORNTON vs SITO FXCITING BOUTS S2 Wotr.h StAMPCDE WRESTLING on C.IOC.TV the Alberta title. With this much experience in baseball, Vaselenak enjoys suc- cess in predicting outcomes. According to him, he fcelr the Lakers will need a f e w games to get in stride, since other teams in the league plan to import pitchers from the United States. "The two games against Ed- monton this weekend and two Bert Weaver alone on top MEMPHIS, Tenn. (API "Winning isn't in my mind righ host pro Bert Weavci said before starting the third round of the Dann; Thomas-Memphis open golf classic today. The 40-year-old Weaver, win look a surprising one-stroki lead when he fired a three-un der-par fi9 in Friday's second round, didn't specify the rea sons of his pessimism. But there were two good ones Palmer and ee Trevi two strokes off tl leading pace. Weaver, who picked up onh last season, had a hole total of 140-four under par J. C. Snead. star of the United States' 1971 Ryder Cup team, I was alone in second at 141. He i had a 70 and lost a tie for the I top when he bogeyed his final hole from a trap. Palmer and defending cham- pion Trevino were next at 142. along with veterans Mason Ru- dolph and Doug Sanders. Wilf Homeiuiik of Winnipeg i and George Knudson of Toronto i nr.dc the cut but Toronto's Ben Kern missed il. Homenuik shot i a 73 Friday for a 14S total while Knndson, who shot a first-round 72. soared lo 77 for a total. Kern finished with 77-80-157. SULLY SAYS j -By Pat Sullivan m A BIT OF EVERYTHNG When Earl Ingarfield hung up his skates as an active player with the Californa Golden Seals of the National Hockey League he said he would Like to stay in hockey in one phase of the game or another This past winter Inky guided the Regina Pats to the eastern division pen- nant in the Western Canada Hockey League before losing out in the league final to Edmonton Oil Kings News out of Regina Thursday said Ingarfield had stepped down as coach and now the Lethbridge na- tive son is off on a new aspect of hockey, scouting Inky will spend his time beating the bushes for the newest NHL team, New York Islanders Inky will be one of the celebrities in the Chinook Classic golf tourney this weekend Earl Francis, professional at Henderson Lake has gathered together the finest, group of amateur golfers in invade the course since the Alberta Amateur championships were held in 1968 Speaking of the Alberta Ama- teur, it will be back at Henderson this July 5-9 Play takes place the final four days after a practice day on the 5th The Chinook Classic will be high- lighted by a horse race Monday afternoon at With names like Keith Alexander, Doug Silverbcrg, Cliff Stroh, Alex Murrell, Laurie Scott and Bob Brandburn in the fold the horse race could be the best ever It. is open to only the lowest 10 gross scores after 36 holes." I wonder if Bobby Orr made enough bonus money to pay the taxes on his salary? Tiie talented Bos- ton Bruin defenceman pocketed no less than for his efforts His earnings were helped a great deal by a paycheck for the Stanley Cup vic- tory In his six years in the league Orr has salted away in bonuses The University of Cal- gary will conduct a hockey assessment camp, in con- junction with Molson's scholarships, June 3, a Satur- day Out of town candidates will hit the ice at 11 "a.m. with a scrimmage to follow at Further information can be obtained by calling Dennis Kadati at the U of C, Physical Education department On that same date a soccer clinic will be held at the Civic Centre with registration at 9 a.m. The in- structor will be Wolf Renner of Calgary If you would like to know more call Max Gibb at 328-9686. Yosh Senda, coach of the Lethbridge YMCA Judo Club, feels he may have a Canadian champion in his midst. Senda and five of his boys are in Halifax to- day for the Canadian championships Taking part in the finals are Guy Sunada, Greg Senda, Grieg Wheeler, Phil Illingworth and Dave Potter You can bet your bottom dollar that the rest of the golfers ANDY CAPP 'WHAT D'TOU KMOWASOLJT THAT LITTLE DARLIN', MISTER DEFINITELY THE X CERTIFICATE TYPE, SON East leading event gymnast s Vancouver Nats look for buyer? VANCOUVER (CP) Spo- kesmen for the Vancouver Nats of the Western Canada Hockey League Thursday night denied a report that agreement had been leached for sale of tlio club to a Prince George, B.C. party. Gil Lundihn, rice president and general manager, said "the club has not been sold and at this time will not be sold." He said there had been talks with a Prince George party but the Nats would be playing the 1972-73 season in Vancouver. Another club spokesman said owner Nat Bailey had confirm- ed from Chicago that no sale agreement had been made. Gary Newell had said In Prince George Thursday that ha had completed negotiations for sale of the franchise to a Prince George party for SPORTS FANS! I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW CALGABY (CP) Jennifer Diachun won a hout with the virus, but, Andre Simard found himself in a hole because of a previous injury. The all-round senior cham- pions for the last three years headlined the opening session Friday at the Canadian gymnas- tics championships, also class- ed as Summer Olympic trials [or senior women. Miss Diachun of Toronto bat- tled sickness throughout com- pulsory routines but still led at the halfway of the all-round cat- egory 36.55 points. The 18-year-old performer, who took part in the 1968 Olym- pics at Mexico City, collapsed at the end of the floor exercise but still got 9.30 points out of a possible 10. Sisters Teresa and Nancy Mc- Donnell, both of Toronto, were second and third with 35.75 and 35.70 points respectively. Use Arsenault of Ste.-Anne- De-Bellevue, Que., who was sec- ond in the all-round program last year, held fifth place with Svatek of Edmonton. All-round points include total scores from individual events which comprise four for women and six for men. Simard, 27-year-old physical education teacher from Mon- treal, was third at the halfway point of the senior men's com- petition with 48.65 points, behind leader Bill Mackie of Thunder Bay who had 50.50 and s e c o n d-place finisher Steve IETHBRIDGE OFFICE FORNITORE CERTIFIED SPRING TRANSMISSION TUNE-UP Drain transmission and lorquo converter Adjust trammisiion bands Adjust kick-down Roadtest transmission operation {parts extra) 'Aslt obout otir own credit financing' NOW ONtY KING CHRYSLER DODGE lTD. 3rd Ave. and llth St. S., Lethbridge FSione. 328-9271 at the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute will be glad to i34.00 points behind Lenka see Richard Andreachuk graduate Rick has won the Southern Stationers trophy for the past three years I see where Lloyd Percival, one of Canada's foremost experts on physical fitness, describes the upcoming, in September that is, confrontation be- tween Canada and Russia as having all the ingredi- ents to make it a classic in the history of sport He says not only will it be highly significant, but it should make the Grey Cup or the Stanley Cup playoffs look like a quiet fishing trip to a small lake as far as the pressure factor is concerned One point he made that I thought best typified the series was that we can not afford to just win we must win big. A 5-3 advantage the series covers eight games, four in each country in the series, for example, would be a moral victory Uie Russians. We must, domi- nate to retain our pride and prestige. The Alberta Major Baseball League season opens at Henderson Park Sunday and Monday For the first time Lethbridge has a franchise in the Lakers and they will host Edmonton Blue Willow Angels Games are at Sunday evening and Monday afternoon The Lakers, along with coach John Vaselenak and manager Doug Frier, have some out- standing baseball talent including three Maxwell brothers, Randy, Brian and Marty We were trying to Ihink hack if Ihrrc were over Hi me playing for a senior team at, one lime in the past but couldn't. Ihink of any There were a number of doubles but no triples A quick nole from father Stan Maxwell informs us that the Windy City Hockey School set for an August 13 start, at. Adams IPO Centre has been moved ahead to coincide with the school semester system The school, with professional instructors, will now open August 0-12 with the second session set for August Mitruk of Hamilton, with 48.70 11 points. I All-round champions in Junior i I and senior divisions will be de- cided tonight after optional per- formances. by GARY KIRK KIRK'S TIRE SALES UD. I Want lome good odvict to "My op 11 on al 5 are much] )0 who art stronger and said J to play baseball? I Simard, feeling confident Joe McCarthy, who mon-1 spite limited training after fall-11 aged the Yankees to tight ing from the horizontal bar in pennants In the ond Montreal two weeks ago. The championships serve as I an Olympic qualifying meet for', i senior women because they are using international judges, ne- cessary this year if countries expect to send teams to Munich, West Germany, for the summer games. Senior men will employ the judges at a qualifying meet June 16-17 in Toronto following a two-week training camp in Montreal and Toronto which will include at least 10 gymnasts. Senior competitors must have an average of 8.5 points, cover- ing eight individual events for women and 12 for men, to qual- ify for the Olympics. Countries can send at least three individuals if they don't qualify a team. OTTAWA INKS IMPORTS OTTAWA (CP) Ottawa! 1940s, once listetd them pro-1 I verbs as important for any i one who wants IP be a good I 'ball player (1) Take I your bat off your shoulder if you want to become a I .300 hitter (2) Outfielders I !who throw the ball behind the runner lock ihe barn after I the horse is gone (3) (When you (tart to slide, slide; he who changes his mind I may change a good leg for la broken leg 4} Don't alibi on the bad hops; any- I body can stop the good onei I. (5) Look ahead, not back- i wards, on the bases (6) I Don't try to throw the ball 1 before you catch it (7) I Nobody ever became a good I ball player by walking after ,e ball (8) Don't find I 10 many faults with the urn- I pire; you can't expect him to be as peifecf as you ore. I that of oil I ports, only in I baseball ond football do the .bal I Ihe I loo I Did you knov the major pro sf Finlov obtains Will, IVanclii.se SALT I.AKK CITY (API Chnrlrs Fuilcy announced Friday he has purchased Salt Lake's Western Hockey I.egiic team and plans to dress the Ea- files like his other professional sports Kelly green and unld uniforms and Finlcy, who owns the Oakland Athletics baseball team and Oil ifornia Golden Seals of Ihe Na- tional Hockey League, bought the Kagles from Mrs. Daniel II. Mevcr. wj t v i a w a Dasenml ona TOOIDCHI GO me Rough Riders Of the Canadian 11 visiting teams get any money I Football League today an- J" rboth I ver ii I nounced the signing of three rookie Rich- ard Adams, defensive end Bryce Tate and defensive half Ulysses Young. LIMITED POST OFFICE BOX 938 IETHBRIDGE, AlBERTA Lowel tevel Seventh Street Shopping Moll PHONE (403) 328-7411 PRESIDENT STAN WORBOYS Squeaky Chair? We Repair! Lethbridge Office Furniture Limited ENJOY GOLF? Join your Friends from Henderson Lake Golf Course participating in the International Golf Cup Tournament in Las Vegas, Starting June 6th At the Desert Inn Golf Country Club CALL US FOR FURTHER DETAILS Limited Spcicn (till Available) CONTACT A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 903 3rd Avo. South Phone 328-7921 and hockey, the homo team E keeps all pate receipts, while jj in baseball, visiting teams get 27rj cents per tick- let or of the total gross, I and in pro football visiting teams get or 40e D of the gross, which I higher. 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