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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Boutin to start against Winnipeg Friday, November 15, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Junior hockey is big business says Bronco president Rolhe Boutin will be in the nets tonight when the Lethbridge Broncos host Win- nipeg Clubs in Western Canada Hockey Ledgue ac- tion Boutin was outstanding against the Clubs in the first meeting between the teams as the Broncos skated to a 5-2 decision Coach Earl Ingarfield, of the Broncos, will try one change for tonight's game that he hopes wifi shake the locals out of their recent scor- ing slump Broncos have scored just once in their past two outings so Ingarfield is going to see how right winger Ron Delorme teams up with centre Bryan Trottier and left winger Brian Sutler on the first line Alec Tidey will play with Greg Woods and Stan Jensen on the second line Ben Richardson will miss his second game in a row due to the flu but Ingarfield has newcomer Wade Smith ready to fill a spot on the bluelme A doubtful starter, as of Thurs- day afternoon, was Dean Samis Broncos have a busy weekend After tonight's eight o'clock encounter with Win- nipeg Ernie McLean and his New Westminster Bruins pay a Sunday night visit to the Sportsplex at seven Lash (Skinner Meagher) 8 57 3 Winnipeg Legge (Greenbank Wagner) 11 12 4 Medicine Hat Vaughan (Dean Vaydik) 17 15 Penalties Surge MH 4 28 5 Medicine Hat Vaydik (Vaughan Dean) 8 12 6 Win nipeg Bakm 1111 7 Medicine Hat Vaydik (Maxwell) 14 35 Penalties Rollins W (major minor) Lesley MH (major minor) 5 15 Girardm W 1350 Dean MH 1523 Third Pvriod 8 Medicine Hat Vaydik (Maxwell Holland) 0 20 9 Winnipeg McCarthy (Greenbank Wagner) 9 49 10 Winnipeg Meagher (Lash McCarthv) 14 51 Penalty Dean MH 8 15 on goal by Winnipeg 13 15 Medicine Hat 10 o Goal Bannerman Winnipeg Holland Medicine Hat Attendance 3113 Five more suspended in AJHL Bill Burton tells it like it really is RED DEER (CP) Three players from Spruce Grove Mets and two from Taber Golden Suns are the latest vic- tims of the Alberta Junior Hockey League's crackdown on fighting and rough play, the ANDY f A PP league announced Thursday M. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald imports Editor Bill Burton, majority share holder and general manager of the Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Canada Hockey League must have had some baseball training in years gone by Burton took the podium Thursday afternoon at the regular meeting of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs and fielded the questions which arose from the sparse gathering flawlessly Rurtori was to give a brief talk un the bemnd the scenes problems facing sports promotions, in par- ticular his Broncos Burton's presentation touched all the bases involved in the operation of his club, baring little known facts regarding what it takes to run a major junior hockey club But the first thing Burton did was clear the air on reports the club is in financial troubles, badly in need of or more fans per game "Let's just clear the air, "he said, "we have no great financial problems We are getting great support There was an apparent misunderstanding between a portion of the media and club officials concerning the dollar status of the club Burton's rundown on junior hockey shows that very few clubs make money He indicated that in the WCHL possibly Calgary and Medicine Hat were self suppor- ting He also pointed out that he hoped Lethbridge would be able to as well A breakdown of just what it costs a team to operate in junior hockey shows that fan support is indeed the key Some income is derived from the sale of programs but not nearly enough to defray the ex- penses As an example, Burton explained that his club this year will spend over in players' salaries bus and air travel will total or more, hotels and meals run as high as for a season equipment will run and scouting another Add to this rental payments of for the year and you have a fair idea of what money is spent on a junior club in a season And as Burton stated "we have a fairly attractive rental agreement with the City of Lethbridge "A well run junior hockey club is the best advertis- ing a city can continued Burton "The city's name is in a majority of the papers, on the radio and on TV in most cities in Western Canada On the subject of a young man's education while playing a 70 game schedule Burton pointed out that some boys do strive to get an education while playing He cited as examples almost 20 per cent of the players who want an education do go to university while the high school attendance total can reach as high as 50 per cent Junior hockey is a pretty big gamble Very few peo- ple make any money at it Most teams strive to keep their heads above water "You can get a lot of satisfaction from a junior hockey said Burton "You meet a lot of interesting people Some of them are rogues, but you find that anywhere When questioning from the floor began Burton cleared up the misconception that the Broncos receiv ed a cut from the take at the concession stands "The sole recipient of concessionaire money is the City of he said There is no doubt the Broncos would love to have a share of this very lucrative income, but it is out of the question Do the Broncos, in salary payments reach minimum wage9 While no actual survey has been made Burton pointed out that as junior players these young men are serving what would be an apprenticeship and that what they are paid would very likely meet minimum wage standards As well, outside of room and board the team pays for all medical expenses, tuition to high school and un iversity and fully equips each player with the necessary tools of his trade Does a hockey coach or general manager make mis- takes' "We all make chuckled Burton "The hardest thing in the world to do is realease a young man you felt had potential But you must be honest with the boy Yes, we have been known to make mis- takes Does Burton agree with the apparent trend to muscle in pro hockey and a move away from finesse9 'I'm still a finesse man, but a team today does re- quire more muscle than before, answered Burton It isn't absolutely necessary to have a lot of it to win Finesse is still important' Burton is proud of his Broncos, proud to be a citizen of Lethbridge and proud of his baseball background It all helped him keep his fielding average well above par EDMONTON 7 BRANDON 7 Flrjt Period 1 Brandon McLean (Bonar McMullm) 4142 Edmonton Sadler (Will G Soetaert) 11 32 3 Edmonton Bucyk (Mulvey) 1405 Penalties G Soetaert E 2 27 Olson E446 NakaB711 Lecuyer E Naka B 11 04 Lecuyer (minor and major) Piche B (major) 14 12 Olson E McDonald E (misconduct) 1444 Second Period 4 Brandon Sheardown (Melnyk 5 Brandon Ashton (Stoughton) 8 53 6 Brandon McLean 9 54 7 Edmonton Will (Maze Phillips) 10 27 8 Edmon ton Perkins (Maze Phillips) 13 24 9 Brandon Bonar (McLean McMullm) 1517 Penalties Mulvey E (major) Johnston E (major and misconduct) Piche B (major) Bradbury B (major and misconduct) 2 02 Bonar B 2 09 Peterson E 433 G Soetaert E 5 14 Olson E (major) Lecuyer E (major and game misconduct) Peterson E (major and game misconduct) Melnyk B (major) Murray B (minor major and game misconduct) Naka B (major and game misconduct) 9 05 McLean B 11 23 G Soetaert E 13 49 Edmonton bench (served by Risslmg) Stoughton B 16 13 0 Soetaert E Parker B (majors) 18 02 Third Period. 10 Brandon Good (Sheardown Melnyk) 1 47 11 Bran don Stoughton 5 15 12 Edmonton Risslmg (McDonald) 943 13 Ed- monton Perkins (Sadler Will) 12 31 14 Edmonton Phillips (Sadler Perkins) 1856 Penalties D Soetaert E (served by Mulvey) 7 57 McMullm B 1021 Shots on goal by Edmonton 14 10 Brandon 19 13 Goal D Soetaert E Hanlon B Attendance 1 932 WINNIPEG 5 MEDICINE HAT 5 Period 1 Medicine Hat Vaydik (Burge) 036 2 Winnipeg Rocky Sagamuk of Taber and Roy Sommer of Spruce Grove have each been suspended for five games for being the central figures" in a brawl during a game in Taber Nov 2 Sagamuk and Sommer were also placed on probation until Dec 31 Innes Mackie of Spruce Grove was suspended for one game for "attacking a player who was seated in his own box" during the same game Dean Solheim of Taber and Vince Magnan of Spruce Grove were suspended under a new league rule which im poses automatic three-game suspensions on any player who receives three fighting penalties in any one 30-day period Solheim picked up his third such penalty during the fight filled game Nov 2 and Magnan drew his third Nov 10 during a game against Calgary Canucks "Spearing, fighting, butt- ending and high-sticking, all potentially lethal acts, will simply not be tolerated as long as I'm president of the said Jim Secular "In the case of these boys the seventy of the penalties have been tempered in the hope they will learn a valuable lesson without unduly affecting their hockey careers LET THE WAITRESS GET IT, FLO-SHE'S VMORKIN' ;ER WAV Walter Hagen Bobby Jones Garrv Player and" Arnold Palmer M 7lhSl S LETHBHIDGE, rUIHSMAR SPORTS m Western Canada leading plisr of Quality f.reatms target equ orient reload ng liqMweiOht camp nq com flele thmq ter KCNKOTKAS HOBBS SHEILA KINO DON MARINO ART BOURNE RITA BROOKS Labor 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