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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta irne Wells not retiring GARRY ALLISON erald Sports Writer being a seven time Canadian champion Lome Wells claims .arning. good roper has something bout him, and I try to watch all ropers. They all have some Wells stated, Oliver, for instance, one 'iw down and handle every calf ir from Junior Garrison you see >Ue and get your hands up in the by far the best roper, around, .v.ause he uses his head he ake any wrong moves, who was bom and raised in ;at but now makes his home on Teage near Calgary, won his anth Canadian championship in >ping event at the recent Cana- al Finals Rodeo. In winning his .itle Wells had to beat out Bill Reeder on the second the rodeo. ary roper tied his final calf in .ime of 9.2 seconds and swept iemingly certain championship won the championship on the roped and tied his six calves in seconds less time than Reeder. the makings of a mighty tough rou'll be hearing more from him come. I first met him this nd already he's a tough one to "3s his head, and has a good lit- help Wells said. fact that the horse is an of a calf roper's success. small horse; about 14.2 to 14.3 Wells said. "He should be nd have a short neck. This build the horse to stop quicker. are always looking for that ond edge." animal involved in the roping -se, the calf itself. Ropers draw .alves in the same manner that 2 riding events draw for their -aw is as important as in the >nts. Your main concern is to that will lay quietly, but he be a runner leaving the chute. LORNE WELLS The problem is drawing a kicker, they're tough to tie. That s the kind of calf Reeder drew at the Finals and it just wouldn't lay for him." Wells says injuries to the calves are almost non-existent, especially when one considers the number of calves roped at the various rodeos over the year. "If you're going to win, you sure can't hurt the calf. If you hurt him he fights you, and that's going to cost you time and put you out of the money. The last thing you want to do is hurt the he added. It was back in 1956 at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan that Lome Wells threw his first rope in competition. He didn't win anything that day, but he's more than made up for it, with Canadian cham- pionships coming his way in 1962, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970 and of course 1974. Winning isn't getting boring for Wells though. "My first championship was my biggest thrill, I guess. But this past one was pretty big. .Its the first roping championship decided under the Finals set up." Continually looking to improve himself. Wells has changed his style often since first beginning in '56. "I've changed my way of throwing the rope, and I now flank my calves instead of legging them down like I did when I broke in. Another big change is the fact that I now dismount off the right side instead of the left. "I really don't have a style of my own. I've adapted various ways as I've learned them I the popular roper stated. An idiosyncrasy of Wells' style is the fact that he reaches well in front of him when throwing his rope for a calf a style that is considered bad. But you can't knock the success Wells has had with his "bad" style. Though records aren't kept in roping, due to the many variables at each rodeo, Wells once recorded a fast run of 8.6 seconds that stands among the best ever recorded in the sport. Despite the fact that he has achieved more in Canadian roping circles than any man, Wells has no intention of retiring. "There's a freedom to rodeo that I like. No one tells you where to go or when to go there. The miles may be a drag, I've worn out eight pickups so far, but I won't quit until I'm too old to get on a horse." But cowboys won't be able to heave that big a sigh of relief when Wells hangs up his anotner Wells coming up. Lome and Carrol's only child is 11 year old Guy. "I think he's going to be a his father predicted. "He practices with me, and he can rope pretty well right now. The ability is there, its just a matter of developing it." It is a safe presumption to say that Lome Wells is the best calf roper Cana- dian rodeo has seen, and if it wasn't for his reluctance to travel, it would also be a safe prediction to say that Lome Wells would have left his mark in American rop- ing cirlces as well. He is one of the best in the business, Canada or United States. CH FOR OUR PRE-CHRISTMAS ENING SPECIAL Free Draw Per Day ember 16 thru December 24th PRECISION )GU N s and Sports Ltd. St. N. 327-7595 OCKS NORTH OF SIMPSON SEARS Warriors, Colts play on weekend Lethbridge Colts will host the Redcliff Midgets tonight at in the Adams Ice Centre in a Midget Spud League contest. In Southern Alberta Juvenile League action Sunday the Lethbridge Warriors will take on the Okotoks Juveniles at Henderson Ice Centre. Game time is 2 p.m. Freak Kamloops goal costly for Broncos KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) A freak goal by Bob Flockhart while Lethbridge goalie Rollie Boutin was unconscious late in the third period helped Karnloops Chiefs to a 5-3 win Western Canada Hockey League action Friday. Boutin was knocked out on a blistering blue line shot by Mai Zenger. The puck went off Boutin's skate, deflected off a goalpost and his head. The puck then bounced out to Flockhart, who lifted it over the fallen netminder. Flockhart scored twice to lead the Chiefs, with Brad Gassoff, Terry McDonald and Don Moors adding singles. Native Sons play tonight The Lethbridge Native Sons will be in action tonight when they host the Redcliff Cubs in Central Alberta Junior B Hockey League play at Henderson Ice Centre. The Native Sons presently sport a 6-1 record in league play, and will get a chance to improve on that both tonight and Sunday. On Sunday, the Sons travel to Fort Macleod for another CAJHL contest. Game time tonight at Henderson is p.m., while the Sons hit the ice in Fort Macleod at seven Sunday evening. Alex Tidey, Stan Jensen and Greg Woods scored for Lethbridge. Kamloops led 2-0 after the first period and 2-1 after the second. Each team drew five minor penalties. Boutin performed well for the Broncos, blocking 40 shots, while Kamloops goalie Mark Earp made 25 saves. Kamloops defenseman. Wayne Morin was also knock- ed unconscious during the se- cond period when checked by Archie Henderson who is six foot five, 215 pounds. Morin was taken to hospital for observation, but Boutin recovered and finished the game. Elsewhere, the cellar dwelling teams in both divisions used different methods to try and achieve success Friday night but only one club made any headway. Flin Flon Bombers out- scored Winnipeg Clubs 5-3 in their traditional battle royal in northern Manitoba. The win gave the last place Bombers 13 points, three behind Win- nipeg but it did move them one point closer to a playoff position. Brandon Wheat Kings, in fourth place in the Eastern Division, settled for a 3-3 tie with division leading Saska- toon Blades. But in the West Division, the two tailenders, Edmonton Oil Kings and Calgary Centen- nials tried staying out of the box in an attempt to take a step closer towards respectability. They both failed. Medicine Hat Tigers scored three goals in less than IVi minutes late in the second period in Edmonton to crush the Oil Kings 6-1 while Regina Pats rapped in a pair of decisive third period tallies to knock off the Centennials 4- 2 in Calgary. The results left the Blades atop the east standings with 33 points, six up on Lethbridge. The Broncos are followed by Regina with 25 points and Brandon with 24. In the West the idle Victoria Cougars retained their comfortable spot with 40 points. Medicine Hat and Kamloops remained tied for second spot with 29 points followed by New West- minster Bruins with 26, Ed- monton with 16 and Calgary with seven. In tonight's action, Lethbridge will be in Victoria and Regina in Medicine Hat. Canadiens trade Lefley MONTREAL (CP) Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Chuck Lefley to St. Louis Blues for veteran defenceman Don Awrey, the National Hockey League club announced. Saturday, 30, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 23 Braddock dies at 68 NOKTH BERGEN, N.J (API James J. Braddock, boxing's Cinderella Man, died Friday at his home at the age of 68. The man who won the world heavyweight championship by outpointing Max Baer in one of boxing's biggest upsets, ap- parently died in his sleep. Braddock was a 10 to -1 un- derdog when he beat Baer at the Long Island Bowl on June 13. 1935. Just two years earlier, Braddock, his ring career at an apparent end. was working at odd jobs on the New Jersey docks to support his family Braddock lost the title in his first defence, suffering an eighth round knockout to Joe Louis in Chicago on June 22, 1937 JAMES J. BRADDOCK WCHL summaries FLIN FLON 5 WINNIPEG 3 First Period: 1. Winnipeg. Green- bank (Skinner) 13 00, 2 Flin Flon, Watson. (Gosselin, M. Davidson) 1946 Penalties Rollins W 2 16. Meaghar W Dorman F (ma- jor, misconduct) 6-58, B Davidson F 1743. Eakm W 19.37. Second Period: 3. Winnipeg, Lash (Meaghar, Eakm) 2.09. 4. Flin Flon, Kuntz (Williams, Dorman) 5. Flin Flon, Kuntz (Williams. Dorman) 18.03 Penalties Rollins W Mannos. Baumgartner W (majors) 4.02, Allan W. Gosselm (majors) 1950 Third Period: 6 Flin Flon. M. Davidson (Gosselin. B Davidson) 7-03; 7 Flin Flon, Gosselin (M David- son, Watson) 12-57, 8. Winnipeg. Rollins (Meaghar, Lash) 18-47 Penalties Baumgartner W Watson F. Davis F. Ploufte W Sheardown F. Mannos F. Allan W. Brydgfis W (game miscon- ducts) 5-59, Kuntz 7 19 Shots on goal by Winnipeg 9 9 Flin Flon 10 12 Goal Nemetchuk. Winnipeg; Swanson. Flm Flon. Attendance 1.200 SASKATOON 3 BRANDON 3 First Period: 1 Saskatoon. Arndt (Klassen. Leggott) 2. Brandon. McMullm (Blight. Anderson) 7-11; 3 Brandon. Boner (Naka, Piche) 4 Saskatoon. Hayryliw (Klassen) 14 54 Penalties Nada B, Smith S Ashton B (game misconduct) Blight B 1451. Second Period: 5 Saskatoon, Gulutzan (Valab. Leggott) 1328: 6. Brandon. Murray Penalties R. Chapman S 1.45. George S. Brad- bury B (minors, majors) Gulutzan S 15.30. Third Period: No scoring Penalties none Shots on goal by Saskatoon 12 6 Brandon 10 6 Goal Ireland, Saskatoon, Peter- son, Brandon. Attendance REGINA 4 CALGARY 2 First Period: 1. Regina, Grauer (Hannah) 18.17 Penalty Kehoe R 9-53 Second Period: 2. Regina. Minor (Faulkner Dumba) 9-25 Penalties Harazny R 0.35. Third Period: 3 Calgary, Neeld (Fynn, Hendnck) 4.18. 4. Calgary. Lestander (Neeld) 6-48; 5 Regina, Tudor (Callander, Faulkner) 7-37; 6. Regma, Dumba (G. Joly. Hammond) 16-21 Penalties Tudor R 1-14, G Joly 1033. Shots on goal by Regina 13 13 Calgary 16 10 Goaitenders Staniowski. Regina; Hendrick. Calgary. Attendance KAMLOOPS 5 BRONCOS 3 First Period: 1 Kamloops, Flockhart (Moors. Zmger) 10.39. 2. Kamloops, Gassoff (Ferner) 18-43 Penalties Zmger K 1.08. Lutz L Samis L 12-51. Gassoff K 20 00 Second Period: 3 Lethbridge. Tidey (Jamesen) 6.45 Penalties Flockhart K 6'09. Kerr K 7 34, Johnson L 12.25. Henderson L (minor, misconduct) 16.01. ANDY CAPP Third Period: 4. Lethbridge. Jensen (Trottier) 6.21. 5 Lethbridge. Woods (Jensen) 11-24, 6. Kamlooos. McDonald 14-25. 7 Kamloops Flockhart (Zmger, Robinson) 14 56.8 Kamloops, Moors (Flockhart) 17.53 Penalties Robinson K 4-38 Lutz L 17.53. Shots on goal by Lethbridge 8 7 Kamloops 20 11 Goal Boutin, Lethbridge. Earp. Kamloops Attendance MEDICINE HAT 6 EDMONTON 1 Firs! Period: 1 Medicine Hat, Vaydik (Dean) 11 44. 2 Medicine Hat Bast (Lane) 18-14 Penalties Rissli- mg E4 52. Sanche MH; 7.12. Johnson E 943. 17.51. Hiilworth MH. (double minor) 18-48, Maxwell MH. (double 19.56. Second Period: Not available Third Period: 6. Medicine Hat. Carroll (Bertram) 4-41: 7 Edmonton. Perkins (Maze, Olson) 13.38 Penalties Maxwell MH 6-35, Mulvey E 17-47 Shots on goal by Medicine Hat 10 14 Edmonton 10 15 Goaitenders Farwell. Medicine Hat, D Soetaert. Ha-'. Edmonton Attendance 1.303 IH 5 METHODS WITH OR WITHOUT SURGERY NOT Tb WORRY, FLO WILL PROVIDE- A PIR5TTHE GOOD NEWS TOU PlON'T GET THAT TOB i WROTE AFTER AN' NOW THE BAD NEWS IT'S TIME10 SET UP.' IT'S A YOUNG MAN'S GAME I WHETHER AT WORK... OR AT PLAY! When you 100% yotit you 0o yout IKSL whertntt ypp ttt Whichever uitftiiid tfi Ttjjflpccnwtt ypu Toot Second Hud id Hun" mrtcr Jtit aitlwrnw nil yep trotiS JBSI d