Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Cougars Rally For Third Straight Victory Sugar King Pucksters Slide Into Second Spot Robinson Seeking Record CALGARY (CP) Two Ca- nadian Football League records and the Western Conference rushing lead will be on the .line tonight when Calgary Stamped- ers battle Montreal Alouettes in an interlocking game. Calgary place-kicker Larry Robinson will be seeking the CPL field goal and convert 'records while team-mate Hugh McKinnis, a rookie fullback tries to recapture the rushing lead from Jim Evenson of Brit- ish Columbia Lions. McKinnis, with 731 yards, needs 53 yards to pass Evenson who has 783, two more than George Reed of Saskatchewan Houghrirters. Robinson, a 10-year veteran who holds sixth place in the WFC scoring race with 5! points, needs five converts aik three field goals to set the records. "I never thought I was thai close until I read a newspaper article last the 28-year- old native of Calgary said in an interview. SUTHERIN HAS RECORDS .Don Sulherin, formerly ol Hamilton .Tiger-Cate, Ottawa Rough Riders and released re- cently by Toronto Argonauts, has both converts and ill field goals. Robinson, however, appears to be more interested in break- ing the CFL points record, now held by Tommy-Joe Coffey oi Hamilton. Coffey has 817 points in 11 seasons, while Robinson has 715 including 266 converts, 112 field goals, 71 singles and seven touchdowns. "If I'm lucky I should be able to play five more years, or at least three. Seeing as I'm Blis dose .to Coffey's record, wouldn't mind ending my car- eer with the most points in the CFL." Robinson's first target in the points race is B.C. coach Jackie Parker who collected 750 in a 13-year playing career with To- ronto, Edmonton Eskimos and B.C. A regular safety who started with Statnpeders as a flanker, Robinson was named WFC rookie of the year in 1961 and all-star defensive back in the West in 19G5. TOPS CFL TWICE He was the CFL's top scorer in 1964 with 106 points and in 1965 With 95 points. Robinson, who missed the first game in his career in the first league contest this season against Winnipeg Blue Bomb- ers, says "I'm pretty sure we're going to make the playoffs." Meanwhile, the Alouettes, hoping to ever, 'the East-West interlocking series at nine wins for each conference, need a vic- tory to tighten their grip on first place in the Eastern -Football Conference.. Montreal has 12 points, two more than Toronto and Hamilton. The Calgary-Montreal clash1 will be televised on the CTV national network starting at 8 p.m. MST. Boys' and Girls' SKATE EXCHANGE SHARPENED SHINED NEW LACES SANITIZED PAIR C.C.M. HOCKEY HELMETS Reg. 3.95. Special COOPER OFFICIAL HOCKEY PUCKS Reg. 40c. Special SPECIALS TILL SAT. OCT. 17th ONLY. 2.99 190 Chock us for the best team prices In Southern Alberta. BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 Open Thurs. Fri. Till 9 p.m. "Serving South Alberta for ever 30 years." A PAIR OF BIG REDS Starting battery for Cincin- nati Reds In Saturday's1 opening game of the, World Series against Baltimore will be lefty Gary Nolan, right, on 18- game winner who tamed Pittsburgh in the first game of the Reds' National League playoff sweep, and catcher Johnny Bench, the man with the big bat and the big mitt.. .Nolqn's opponent will likely be Jim Palmer, one of three. 20-win plus starters with the Orioles. World. Series Gets Under Way Saturday Palmer Faces Nolan In Opener BALTIMORE.. (AP) Jim Palmer, who struck out 12 while hurling .Baltimore Orioles' American League, pennant- clinching was named today as Baltimore's sorting pitcher in the first game of the World Series. "Palmer's last performance has nothing to do with said Orioles' manager Earl Weaver as he named the right-handed to pitch Saturday in Cincinnati. 'He's just the best bet -to go against the 'Reds, who have all that right-handed power' down the middle." .Cincinnati's home run hitters, Johnny Bench, Tony -Perez anc Lee May, are right-handed bat- ters. Pete Rose is a'switch hit- ter, and left-handed swinging Bob. Tolan hit -.335 against left- banded pitchers. Baltimore southpaws Mike Cuellar and Dave McNally started the first two playofl games against Minnesota Twins, Palmer saved for the finale of the sweep. Lefthander Eary Nolan had earlier been named by Cincin- nati manager Sparky Anderson as the Reds' starting pitcher in Saturday's opening game. Nolan won 18 games the regular .season and pitched nine innings of shutout ball in the Reds' 3-0 10-inning win over Pittsburgh last Saturday in the first game of the National League playoff. Meantime, the Bnltt more Orioles could be at a dis- advantage playing World Series games on Cincinnati's artificial turf, but the Reds may face a stiffer challenge when they en- counter Baltimore's infamous hitting background. Ever since the Orioles turned to the major leagues in 1954, batters have complained about the white houses which :orm the chief backdrop in centre field. Gripes don't come only from the opposition. The Orioles com- plain, too. Trees planted beyond the !ence h a v e n 't grown high enough, and there has been talk about erecting a fence just to >rovide the proper dark Xack- [round. -At an Orioles' stockholders' neetuig, a minor stockholder .ook note of the constant com- plaints and suggested that the club offer to foot the bill for tainting the houses, across -the street a different color. VILL SHOCK REDS "The Reds are going to be shocked when they see the ball :ome out of those white said Baltimore mana- ger Earl Weaver. "It may take them two games to see the ball. That's a fact." Even Minnesota Twins, who play at least six games in Mem- orial Stadium every year, com- plained after Jim 'Palmer held them to seven hits and struck put 12 in Baltimore's 6-1 Ameri- can League pennant clincher on Monday. "This has always been a bad ball park for me to bit said Harmon Killebrew. As for the Cincinnati Astro- turf, Weaver contends it "won't be a factor at all." "In he said, "our field is more unpredictable. "Grass on top of dirt differs from day to day because of the amount of moisture in the air or on the ground. The infield might be fast or slow depending on Mother Nature. On Astroturfj after you field a few grounders, you know exactly what the ball is going to do." Baltimore outfielder Frank Robinson, who played-in the all-star game at Cincinnati, said both mfielders and outfielders have to play deeper on the As- troturf because the ball travels faster. Reds' Youth Movement Pays Off With Pennant CINCINNATI (AP) Bob Howsam, Cincinnati Red's gen- eral manager, In his three years has put together the youngest team in the National and the best. Of the 25 World Series eligi- bles against Baltimore Orioles, only four Reds are 30 or older. The oldest regulars, both only 28 are right fielder Pete Rose and second' baseman Tommy Helms. The pitchers are so young it must cause rival managers many sleepless nights. Don Gullet is 19, Milt Wilcox 20, opening World Series starter Classic Series Is Shaping Up CINCINNATI (AP) Sparky Anderson sees this year's World Series as a throwback to the classic duels the old Dodgers, both of Brooklyn and Los Ange- les and New York Yankees waged in the 1950s. 'This is the series people have been, wailing for for five said Cincinnati Reds' manager while taking care of off-Uue-field business Tuesday- "It's like the Yankees against the the first rookie National League pennant-win- ning pilot in 24 years said. 'There has been so much publicity on both the Orioles and us." Some have said the Reds, who followed their club record 102 victories with a three-game sweep of tiie Pittsburgh Pirates, are the best NL team since the Dodgers of the 1950s. "I don't think we're a great Anderson, 36, said. "It won't be a great club until we reel off four or five pennants in a row. Then maybe you can compare us with the old Dod- gers or Yankees." the Red's jilot explained. Anderson refused to forecast a Reds' triumph in the Series TO: 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A S9.95 MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT INUTB UFFLEft Phonn 328-8134 6th South starting Saturday in Riverfront Stadium. "I don't think we'll embarrass the National League he said with a little grin. "Our scouts tell us it's either us or them as the best club in baseball. And it's said Anderson. Anderson said the Reds rate Baltimore's defence and start- ing pitching as the best in either league. "Their second line pitching may not he so he added. If we had a completely sound staff, we'd be on a par with any pitching in the league." Reds scout Rex Bowen, who has watched the Orioles play 12 games, seemed confident, but avoided any .prediction for the series as he worked on his re- port for Anderson. "They have the best balanced club in Bowen said. "They're very similar to the Pirates. We'll have to stop them with good defence and pitching. Good pitching will stop good hit- ting. Ws proved that against the he said. Anderson gave the Keds an off-day Tuesday and a chance to recover from their wild club- house celebration Monday after the clinching 3-2 triumph over the Pirates in the NL playoffs. Cincinnati's first pro-series workout will be Wednesday aft- ernoon in Riverfront Stadium. Minor Hockey Meet Thursday The Lethbridge Minor Hockey Association will hold a meeting in Room 2, Adams Ice Centre on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. for all prospective coaches and managers wishing to coach in he Pee Wee, Bantam A and B, Midget and Juvenile divisions. All coaches and managers 'rom last season who intend con- .inning coaching are also asked o ho in attendance. Gary Nolan 22, Wayne .Granger and Jim Merritt 26 and Jim McGlothlin 27. Tony Cloninger, at 30, is the only pitcher of the ID-man mound staff past his 20s. When Howsam from St. Louis Cardinals, came here he said: "I want people to say, 'There are three kinds of baseball play, baseball players, major league baseball players and Cincinnati baseball play- ers.' "I want people to say, 'That's something special. That is the He's Hearing his goal with a beefed-up scouting seven to 17 young playing talent tortured by pa- tient Reds' manager Sparky An- derson. Anderson's stopping Pitts- burgh Pirates in the National League playoffs with kids like Gullet and Wilcox prompted Pirates manager Danny Mur- taugh to say: "My eonfiSence in kids goes so far, that that guy Anderson is 'a mad man." The .Reds are using seven No. or No. 2 draft choices. Left fielder Benie Carbo and pitcher Mel Behney, Gullett and Nolan were top picks and the Reds tapped catcher John Bench, in- fielder Carroll Chaney and Wil- cox as second-round selections since the draft started in 1966. Anderson has a ready answer for why he trusts the youngsters in critical situations. "I've always been with kids. I understand them. I've been in their corner since spring train- _. That's the tiling with these Hils. They know you have faith in them." CALGARY The Calgary Mount Royal Cougars took over sole possession of first place in the Alberta Junior Hockey League by downing the Leth bridge Sugar Kings 7-6 last eve- ning. Last weekend the Sugar Kings opened their 1970 season with easy victories over the Edmon- ton Movers and the Edmonton Maple Leafs but faced a much bigger club and ran out of gas against the Cougars in the last two periods. In the first period Howfe Col- burn opened up the scoring for Calgary only to see the Kings bang, i n four straight goals. Carrying a 4-1 lead into the sec- ond period Lannie McDonald of the Kings made the score 5-1 in their favor but the situation quickly changed hands as the Cougars rammed in three straight. The barrage continued into the third period with. Cal- gary netting three more before George McCrea from bridge sank the final goal of the game. Gary Paskuski and Lannie McDonald paced the Kings with two goals each while Ed Lychak and George McCrea potted in singletons. For the Cougars Brian Smith along wilh Darryl Goss ram- med in two goals apiece while Howie Colburn, Ross Leguillon and Ian Hunter chipped in with one each. Scott Darling stopped 33 shots in net while John Davidson was called on to block 27 drives in the Leth- bridge cage. In last night's game before 728 fans, the Sugar Kings col- lected nine of the 17 penalties, including a 10-minute miscon- duct to Len Chalmers. Lethbridge will travel to Ed- monton this coming weekend to tangle with the Movers the Maple Leafs on their home ice. John Chapman's Kings open- ed their 50-game league sched- ule last weekend on home ice by romping to easy 11-3 and 10-1 wins over the Maple Leafs and Movers. Bert Olmstead's Cougars also notched their first two wins over the Edmonton clubs. In another game last night, Red -Deer Rustlers and the Movers battled to a 3-3 tie in Edmonton. Rustlers opened the season with a victory over Ponoka Stampeders last Satur- day. Wynh Dempster .scored twlc_e for the Rustlers -with Dennis Resch adding the other goal. Bob Cutler, Gord Gamble and Clark scored for the Movers. Red Deer outehot the Movers 38-26 with the Movers picking up seven penalties and the Rustlers eight. y, 7, THE LETHMIDGE HERALD TRYOUT FOR DEMPSEY VANCOUVER (CP) Wally Dempsey, former all-star line- backer with Saskatchewan Roughriders, started a five-day tryout Tuesday with British Col- umbia Lions. Centennials Are Kayoed EDMONTON (CP) Help- ing themselves to five un- answered goals in a penalty- filled second period, Edmonton Oil Kings went on to an 8-1 win over Calgary Centennials Tuesday night for their second win in as many starts in the 1970 Western Canada Hockey League schedule. During the second period, Calgary manager-coach Scotty lilunro, ejected from the game by referee Ed Hoguc, pulled his team from the ice at the mark and they did not re- turn for 15 minutes. Ron Malin scored two goals and assisted on another for the Oil Kings while Dan Spring and Dave Kryskow, each with one goal and two assists also were three-pointers. Doug Eentley, Tom Bladon, Doug Kerslake and John Rog- ers were the other Edmonton scorers while rookie Derek Black scored Calgary's only goal, in the first period. The Oil Kings assaulted Cal- gary netminder Ed Dyck with 42 shots while Jack Cummings was faced with, only 20 at the other end of the ice.