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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Thunclny, November 23, 1972 Ottawa protecting 12-point lead 'Contain Ealey' again the cry SPORT OTTAWA (CP) "Contain Ealey" was the message Ot- tawa coaches drummed Into (heir Rough Riders last week as the players got ready for the opening game of tile Eastern Football Conference finals against Hamilton Tiger-Cals. That mission accomplished I o the lune of a 19-7 victory, the message this week is Uie same as well as "that 12-point lead doesn't mean a thing." Twice within the last dozen years or so an Ottawa team has I'VE BEEN WARMER Quarterback Chuck Eciley of the Hamillon Tigar-Cats stands almost like a statue to avoid 1'ne ccld in a workout Wednesday in Hamilton, Ealey will lead the Ti-Cafs against Roughriders Sunday in Hamillon. Ti-cats troil the Roughies 19-7 in ihe two-game total point Eastern Conference final. (CP Wirephoto) have NEW YORK (AP) Pro I [be any nian who refused such football owners take advantage an interview. of security-hungry rookies with In Detroit, CBS asked Lion long-lerm contracts, claims the players lo appear aflcr Iheir executive-director of the Na-; Sunday game. They refurcd at fional Football League Players' first, but appeared when threat- Association. ened with fines by their club. "A fellow who's never had i Garvcy said Wednesday that, over S20 in his jeans will often I with the threat of fines, he jump at a four-year deal rang- j could not ask his membership ing'from S17.000 to to honor picket lines en route to said Washington lawyer Ed of Hie CBS interview ses- Garvey. "If he becomes an instant How do you stop a Bullet? Ily THE ASSOCIATED PRESS How do you stop a speeding Bullet? Seattle SuperSonics didn't have the answer Wednesday nipht and as a result. Baltimore Bullets look a 112-90 National Basketball Association victory behind speedy Elvin Hayes. Haves scored 23 points in a rhzzling fast-break offense that powered the Bullets past the Sonics and back into first place in flic Central Division. In other NBA games, Boston Celtics dropped Portland Trail Blazers 12G-107 and Houston Rockets crunched Golden State Warriors 132-104. Dick Snyder scored 21 pomts lo lead the Sonics while Spencer Haywood netted 19. COWENS SPARKS CELTICS Led by Dave Covens, the Celtics scored 40 poinls in the third period to take the win over Portland. Cowens scored 10 of his 33 points in that period and grabbed 10 rebounds to pace the Celtic slaughter. John Havlicek and Jo Jo White each contributed eight pomts in the third-period ex- plosion, giving Cowens plenty of help. Boston led by as much as 29 points at one time before easing up. Sidney Wicks pitched In 23 points for the losers. Jack Marin scored 27 points as Houston broke a seven-game losing streak with its smashing victory over Golden Slate. sports menu sior.s. He added, however, IhaL he star, he winds up being under- i lh? "ere. paid tor the next few seasons. If i so obligated under our current he's hurt or cut from the squad, j con.t.ract w'th llle Lhli! the club may not pay anything next past the fir't season llm? wc talk contract- _ Salaries v.ill be a major item often takes issue with j w.hsn thc players. union har. the NFL upper crust and this j [or a agreement with week was involved in a furore over player appearances on post-game television shows dur- ing the CBS-TV technicians' strike. the 1973 season. "We have the lowest profes- sionnl sports salaries and a poorer pension plan Llian base- The International Brotherhood ball or even hockey Garvey of Electrical Workers (IBEW) asked the NFL Players' Associ- j ______________ ation to boycott CBS1 after-1 pnOFA'IX PLAYS RUSSIANS game Interviews in sympathy PHOEXIX, Ariz. (AP; The for the strike. Phoenix Roadrunners of the Hockey League will j play an exhibition match with the'Russian all star team on Dec. 26. team officials said Wednesday. Garvey said okay, but NFL labor expert John Thompson told teams they had a right, un- der the collective bargaining contract with the NFLPA, to TONIGHT CMy Recrcalion Hockey League. Puniy Boliling vs Labor Club. Hender- son Ice Cenlre FRIDAY President's Invilalional- Lelhbrldge Communilv College. GamM al and SATURDAY President Invilalional- Lethbrldge three, and Alberta Junior Hockey League. Cal- gary Canucks vs Lelhbrldgu Sugar Kinqs. Henderson Lake ke Cnelre SUNDAY Lethbridge Broombsll League. Leth- bndge Hole! vs Southern Signs Herman's Upholslery vs Knight Club- bers Cor red ions I Insliiule vs Hanrla Liberty Boilers vs Welter- lich Local 740 vs Sunburst Cera- mics RESERVE EARLY fLake Louise f{ CLOSEST TO fcANAOA'S'FINE-ST SKI sLppts -..34 SIU0I09 with mini hilcheni (07 ine-jklinq etoiiplc.- now this season. 39 Apartments-for ihe shnno family or Saiimiayijrom sao.Mjier for reservations whip to Belly pfoike. The King's 'Domain. Boi 85. Lake Loulw, Alberta, or telephone (403) 522-3791. Muhammad Ali must wail STATELINE, Nev. (AP) Muhammad Ali renewed his clamor for a heavyweight title fight Wednesday after disposing of light heavyweight champion Eol) Foster in the eighth round. By that time, the 180-pound Foster had heen downed seven limes, the knockout coming Tuesday night via a right hand 30 seconds after the round started. Ali, who weighed a hcltv knows he must wait until after the scheduled Jan. 22 fight between champion Joe Frazier and challenger George Fore- man in Kingston, Jamaica. Muhammad won't he idle in the meantime. Boh Arum, head of Top flank, the firm which handled the closed circuit tele- vision of his fight, said that al- ready there were proposals of two bouts. MONARCH LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY Take Pleasure in Announcing That MAS TERAKITA Has Earned The NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD In 1972 for the 9th Time This award is in recognition of iho highest quality of lifo Insurance) service to I ho public. Tho awctrd is made by llic l.ifn Underwriters Association of Canada, the tiff? Anoncy Officers section of Cunticlitin Liff! Insurance Officers Associa- tion and ihc Life Insu-anco Afjrncy Management Association. SULLY SAYS -By Pat Sullivan H WINNIPEG is now "Next Year" country in the Canadian Football League. Bui it may have de- served a heller fate. The Blue Bombers dropped a narrow 27-24 ver- dict to Saskatchewan noughriders last Sunday in the Western Conference Final in Winnipeg. The Bombers led 24-7 at one juncture in the game and some people say, "they deserved to lose it they blew that big a lead." I didn't see the game, I took my daughter to see Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny. I missed the last play of the game when an exchange of kicks led to the beginning of a long winter for the Blue Bombers. I watched the replay two nights later but didn't see enough to really state the case for the de- fence or for Ihe offence for that mailer. So 1 did the next best Ihmg. I waited for a Winnipeg news- paper and got a first hand story on the last play of Sunday's game. It was here that I learned, possibly, the Bombers and their supporters, deserved a better fate. The game ended in complete bedlam and mass confusion. Having lied the game 24-24 with re- maining, plunging the premises into gloom, the Rough- riders rode their fourth quarter momentum within range for Jack Abendschan's talented toe. However, Abendschan was wide on his 34-yard at- tempt on the "last play" of the game, and the fun began. Bomber deep man Mike Law couldn't run the ball out so he did the next best thing, he punted it out. Roughrider quarterback Ron Lancaster fielded the ball and promptly left-footed it back into the end zone. This time Paul Williams gathered it in and he kicked it out. Lineback Charlie Collins retrieved it for Saskatchewan on the sidelines. Bombers were charged with infringing on the five-yard zone that protects a punt receiver, which, indeed, Collins had become. Tins was the explanation later, although the of- ficial game statistics listed the penalty as holding. Since a game cannot end on a penalty, Abendschan, as you already know, gat a second chance from the 32-yard line and it was all over for Jim Spavital and his Bombers. Spavital stormed unto the field after the officials to protest the developments. "There's no question there were no yards given on Collins. but I thought they could have called the same thing in our end zone. It's a helluva way to end the bristled the coach. Spavital was put- ting it mildly. It was the only play I saw in the game. I would have to agree that Williams was not allowed five yards on the return kick. You have to salute the Roughriders. I can't help thinking, though, that Spavital, Jonas, Herron, Thorpe and the rest of the Bombers deserved a better fate. From a Saskatchewan standpoint, all was beauti- ful. Lancaster, who along with George Reed spelled doom for the Bombers, described the final field goal, the one that was good, in humorous tones after it was all over. "I taiow Jack can kick it this time if I hold it he said. "He likes to take forever to get set and some- times I call signals before he's ready. So he looked at me and said 'Would you mind waiting for me this time, Then he kicked it through." gone to Hamilton with 12 and 17 point leads only to get swamped by the Tiger-Cats and bounced from the Grey Cup game. That was in 1959 and 19G4. Coach Jack Gotta didn't even wait until last Saturday's game was over before striding back and forth in front of his players' bench muttering, "Those 12 poinls aren't enough." Gotla wanted 22 if he could get them, he explained later. Playing on the Hamilton field this Sunday and leading by 12 poinls was like starting the game even-stcven. LONG MEMORY Gotla also remembered going into Calgary with Saskalchewan noughriders trailing the Stampedcrs 35-9 only to win the 1963 Western semi-Iinal 48-47 by otitscorlng the Stamps 39-12 in the second game. The Rider defence was awe- some at times Saturday and quarterback Eick Cassata en- joyed perhaps his test day in two years as a Rider. "If we don't come on in Ham- ilton jusl where we left off here, those points won't be nearly echoed assistant coach George Brancato this week. 'Beeause you know those Hamilton guys will be ready to play." The Riders were to hold their final practice of the week in Ot- tawa today. The frozen practice field gives poor footing and Gotta has decided to pack up and go lo Hamilton Friday, a day ahead of schedule, to work out on the artifical turf at Ivor Wynne Stadium. SOME CRITICISM There has been some criticism of Cassata for attempting a long pass late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. It was intercepted and paved the way for Hamilton's only touch- down. Gotta doesn't join in the criti- cism. He said Cassata thought Hugh Oldham was in the clear and saw the chance for another Ottawa touchdown. Criticism isn't new to Cas- sala. There have been Saturday afternoons when nolhing seemed to go right for the of- fence. Winnipeg coach Jim Spavital, after watching the Ridtrs beal his Blue Bomliers here 11-7 with all of Ihe poinls coming from kicking, said Ottawa's trouble is "it can't score." ENJOYS LIFE "A quarterback in this town has to keep his ears plugged, play the game and enjoy says Cassata. Riders have scored just over 21 points a game over their 14- game schedule. Gerry Organ got 141 of them kicking. "We won 11 games and lost three during the regular sea- answers Cassata. "We scored when we had to, game afler game." "My department (offence) is going to get this team to the Grey he adds. The final game of the confer- e n c e two-game, total-point series is scheduled for noon MST Sunday wilh the winner to advance to the Grey Cup na- tional championship against Saskatchewan Roughriders in Hamillon Sun. Dec. 3. The game will be broadcast on the full CTV network. Cahill won't change loyalty TORONTO (CP) -Leo Cah- ill, deposed coach of Toronto Argonauts, called a news con- ference Wednesday to "make it crystal clear" that he has no desire to be coach or general manager of any Canadian Foot- ball League team. CahiU was dumped by Argo owner John Bassett after the 1971 Eastern Football Confer- ence champions finished last this year and missed the play- offs. He said he called the confer- ence to clarify his position fol- lowing persisting rumors in Montreal that he was consid- ering one or both of two Alouette jobs said to be avail- of coach Sam Et- cheverry and general manager J. I. Albrecht. "I have not campaigned for the general manager or coach- i n g Job with Montreal said Cahitl, "and I want to make it crystal clear that I don't plan to coach for Montreal or any other team in the Canadian Football League." He added that he hoped "Sam and J.I. retain their places with Montreal indefinitely." AN ARGO AT HEART He explained that he has no interest in coaching elsewhere in the CFL because "after six years with the Argos I'd find it difficult to change allegances." Cahill said he was prepared for the ousting by Argos, which had been rumored for several weeks, "but it still came as a shock. I still find it very difficult to accept." His future remained clouded, but CahiU admitted he had talked to "some people down there (the United States) and I have an opportunity lo go lo a couple of staffs." He did not elaborate what teams or what positions he had been considering in football, but said he had also been exploring some possibilities outside foot- ball. Elks thrash Warriors 14-2 Lelhbridge Midget Elks com- pletely outclassed the Kinsmen Juvenile Warriors 14-2 in South- ern Alberta Juvenile League action Wednesday evening. The Elks, with three-goal per- formances by Bob Miles and Bernie Syrcnne sparking the at- tack, led 4-1 and 10-2 by periods. Keg Osmond, Kevin Keith, and Joe Meli each scored twice for the winners while Mike Boy- chuk and Ron Moser added singles. Lloyd Price and Don John- son replied for the Warriors who took six minors, a major and a misconduct. Meanwhile in the Central Al- berta Junior B League Lonnie Howg came up with a brilliant performance as the Lethbridg Native Sons blanked Taber Palace Pats 4-0 Howg stopped all 36 shots fired his way by the Pats as the Taber club suffered its first set- back of Hie season. Marty Maxwell fired home three of the four Native Son markers while Gary Craik chipped in with a solo effort. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR Falcons, Rusllcrs dominate race Nelson leads AJHL scorers RED DEER (CP) Ken Nel- son of the Dnimheller Falcons earned eight points in three games last week to grab the lead in the Alberta Junior Hoc- ke" League scoring race. Statistics released Wednes- day, covering games to Tues- day, show Nelson with 42 points on 21 goals, tops in tlie six- tcam league, and 21 assists, Last year's champion Ryan also of Drumheller, moved into second place with 40 points, including a league- leading 22 assists. Reg Kinch of the Red Deer Rustlers was third with 37 points, three more than team- male Terry Wilfchen. Wiftchen led the race until three weeks ago when he was sidelined by an eye injury. Don Eastcott of Ihe Calgary Canurks and Gary BambridRc, Ihn third member of Hie Fal- ror.s' high scoring line, were tied for fifth place with 32 poinls. Dcfcnceman Fred Hucul of Driimhellcr made the biggest gain of the week, earning 10 points in three games and mov- ing into 10th plnce with 25 points. Don Stcphcnson of Red Deer holds n wide lead In gonltond- ing. He has n average. Uon Burgess of Calgary and R.andy Frost of the Edmonton Mets are tied fnr second, each with a 4.40 average. Ross Fris- kcn of Drumheller has the only shutout recorded in the league to date. Gord Dillon of Red Deer is the league's most player with 86 minutes, one more than Brent Cleland of Lcthhridgc Sugar Kings. Ed- monton is the most penalized team with 658 minutes In 19 games. The Pass Red D e v 111 lii-ve drawn the fewest penalty minulcs, but have played three fewer gamei than any other club. Prince Igor has no v taste. Prince Igor is vodka. Pure vodka. or color or seen r. A prince ofa vodka. Have the Prince over tonight. Red Deer Drumheller Calory The Pass W L T F A Pli. Edm