Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
When Meeker talks listen ST. Nfld. ifany Newfoundlanders find Mtknil fame by fains to nainland Canada out for lowie Meeker it is working be other way around. It may turn out that a 50-year-old native of New will be remembered for his hockey philosophy long after his career with Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League is forgotten. Many fans believed he was heading for relative oblivion in IMS when he moved to Newfoundland after being fired as general manager of the Leafs. But now he is known across Please send me your ski-week package information NAME ADDRESS CITY..........PROV............ Send to. Louise Ski Week Box 1296 Alberta As winter closes in it's time to get away. bring your skis and come for the room. Room to ski a choice of three magnificent areas. Room to play apres-ski fun in beautiful Banff. Ski week packages start at three ski areas for the price of one. 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He says the Russians and Americans already stress such skills and consequently can be expected to outstrip Canadians in three to five years. CAHA judges by written he said of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association's coaches' clinics. can send my daughter to any clinic and she can come out as good as any man without even going on the What he is that youngsters are being taught strategy by coaches but can never learn to carry it out because their attention is still focused on such basics as keeping control of the puck. The answer for Canada may be some type of college to train teachers in showing youngsters the basic skills. WON CALDER TROPHY Meeker got into profes- sional hockey with the Leafs in 1946 after serving in Europe with the Royal Cana- dian Engineers for most of the Second World War and won the Calder trophy as NHL Rookie of the year. In his seven seasons with the team he had 83 gaosl and 102 assists. In 42 playoff he scored six times and assisted on nine other goals. He was elected Progressive Conservative member of Parliament for the old riding of Waterloo South in 1951 but did not stand for re-election two years later. Meeker became coach of Pittsburgh in the American Hockey League in 1954 and guided the team to the AHL championship. He was made coach of the Leafs in 1956 and the following year became general manager. Meeker says now he was glad to get away from professional hockey and come to Newfoundland to rid of the rat JQINED RADIO STATION He wound up as sports com- mentator with CJON-TV and became involved in local hockey. Fourteen years later he moved to CBC here as sports director on a contrac- tual basis. he made the most of living in New- acquiring a home overlooking scenic Conception Bay at St. nine miles north of St. John's He still lives there with his wife and four of his six children. The other two are married. Meeker has other ideas about especially about keeping youngsters out of reach of team contracts un- til they become 18.. If money is needed to sup- port them the costs should be paid from the public purse. He said the system that allows young players to become involved with spon- sored teams before they master the basic skills leads to discouragement. They should be given all the time possible to learn skills before becoming ensnared in the system. And when they are young should leave the kids not put pressure on them to For losing also is part of learning. One victory was enough for Bombers to stay up By THE CANADIAN PRESS When Pat Ginnell's Flin Flon Bombers left recently on a nine-game road trip through Alberta and British Ginnell said he would be happy if the team ended the Western swing in first place in the East Division of the Western Canada Hockey League. The trip ended Wednesday night and the Bombers still hold first place in the despite winning just a single game. The Bombers also came up with five ties including a 3-3 deadlock with Kamloops Chiefs in one of two league games Wednesday night. In the other New West- minster Bruins and Victoria Cougars tied 4-4. The Bombers got power- play goals from Rob Watt and Al Hillier and a goal from Jeff McDill with teams playing even to move in front 3-0 by of the middle period. But the Chiefs Jack Patterson got two power-play goals before the end of the se- cond period. Then Chris McMasters scored from his knees with 23 seconds left to give Kamloops the tie. Minor hockey Brad Harvie tallied twice in the final period and carried the Blues to a 5-3 victory over the Jets in. a Pee Wee contest Wednesday night. Myron Graig Holt and Kevin Higa chipped in with single markers for the winners while Danny Zrim notched two goals and Jimmy Allan one for the losers. In New Rick Williams scored at of the final period to give the Cougars the draw. Peter Morris had brought the Cougars to within one goal less than four minutes earlier. Emil deMoissac scored two goals to lead the with Kelly recently ac- quired from Flin and Eric Sanderson scoring the others. Glenning and Don Dziadyk also scored for Victoria. Flin Flon has 24 two more than Brandon Wheat in the east. The Wheat have six games in hand. New Westminster's tie moved them into a second- place tie with Medicine Hat Tigers in the west with It points. The Tigers have fcur games in hand. Britons will be envious MELBOURNE island of 55 million will be green with envy when Australia takes the field in next year's World Cup soccer tounament in West Melbourne Herald sport editor Terry Vine wrote Wednesday. is an affectionately derogatory Australian term for Englishmen. Vine was commenting on Australia's 1-0 defeat of South Korea in Hong Kong which qualified the country for the first time for the World Cup finals. 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