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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Another NHL campaign opens tonight Wilson to shoulder Canucks' hopes By TIIE CANADIAN PRESS The fate of Vancouver Can- ucks in the National Hockey League this season rests squarely on goaltendcr Dime Wilson, says general manager Bud Poile. The. Canucks are host to To- ronto Maple Leafs, and Los An- geles Kings tangle with Califor- nia Golden Seals at Oakland as the NHL's 55th season opens to- night. In Saturday conlests, New York Rangers meet the Cana- diens, defending Stanley Cup champions, in Montreal, Detroit Red Wings are at home to Min- nesota North Stars, Chicag Black Hawks play the Blues i St. Louis and Philadelphi Flyers take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Toronto travels to Oaklam Sunday to play the Seals, Bos ton Bruins open at home to York, Detroit visits Chicago Johnson not happy Coaches' moods differ BOSTON (AP) Coaches Ton: Johnson of Boston Bruins and Emile Francis New York Rangers are in en- tirely different moods heading into the start of the National Hockey League season this weekend. "I'm not happy, to say the Johnson said after the Bruins dropped a 5-3 decision to the Rangers Thursday night in a final pre-season tuneup before 14.E95 fans at the Garden. "We've had a pretty fair training camp and we're ready to Francis said. LeBarons open new drag strip Southern Albertans will get first hand look at drag racing this Monday. The Lethbridge LaBarons Cai Club have, after many years o looking, located a suitable strip to hold drag races on. Called the LeBarons Drag way the strip is located at the Outdoor writers to gather A majority cf Canada's top outdoor writers will gather in Ihe city during the coming week for a series of seminars on 'what's new in the outdoors.' The workshops will inter- spersed with fishing hunt- ing field trips and trapshooting. Sponsorship and new model equipment introductions will be by Winchester Canada Ltd., Jeep division of American Mo- tors and the Cclomaa Co. Ltd. Top officials from each of the companies, along with service personel, will be in attendance. Outdoor writers are register- ed from: lionet en, N.E. on the east to Vancouver on the west. Headquarters for all opera- tions will he the El Kancho Mo- tor Hotel. The events will wind up with a barbecue and over- night stay next Saturday a Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. BOYS' AND GIRLS SKATE EXCHANGE Our Used Skates Aro SHARPENED SHINED NEW LACES e SANITIZED PAIR APPROX......fen! EQUIPMENT BY COOPER AND C.C.M. WS TAKE YOUR OtD HOCKEf EQUIPMENT ON TRADE CCM COMET Hockey Sticks list Price 2.20 95c CLEARANCE Free roll of every stick. EACH tapo with CI1AKGDC Kf 5 BERT MAC'S CYCIE LTD. 913 3rd Avc. S. Phono 327-3221 Open S Fri. Till 9 p.m. "Serving South Albnrtn for over 30 years." old Gramim Airport and ac- cording to club officials is idea] and will be ready for racing this Monday. Races are scbeduled to get under way at noon while the gates open and registration will begin at 10 a.m. Although the strip is ail old airport it is on private property and was discovered by Gary Colisen. After farther investi- gation the LeBarons and the owner of the land came to an agreement. "If the weather holds out we could have two drag meets this said one club official. "We're going to start with this one Monday and keep our fin- gers crossed that we can hold one more, maybe in two weeks time." Tile strip is in length and 100' wide. It is an ideal setup for drag racing. The club prepared the track alone and will run it as a club function. The public is invited to use the facilities but only during a san- ctioned meet. "We welcome anyone, even if they are not club members, to use our facilities as long as they are taking part in a club- run was the way the official put it. All (lie safety precautions necessary have been taken b; the club. Members have re- surfaced a portion of the track and made it a very good strip It is hopeful some 100 car; will run Monday. Entries are expected from various parts o southern Alberta and Brit i s 1 Columbia. Trophies will be pre- sented to winners. Cars racing will be stock, modified and super stock. "We feel we have really 'ound an ideal spot for drag continued the club nember. "We're already think- j ing about next year when we'll "We haven't had any real se- rious injuries and I haven't had to suspend anyone." "Last year I had to suspend four players (Brad Park, Jean Ratelle, Vic Hadfield and Walt Tkaczuk) who hadn't signed and refused to play ex- hibition games. This year everyone was signed." THOUGHTS UNPRINTABLE Asked to sum up his Bruins' training season, Johnson re- plied: "I unprinta- ble." Then he added: "We had one good week, the first one. The rest has cer- tainly been disappointing, at least from a standpoint of re- sults. The over-all attitude has been the main reason. In this game, you can't fall back on last year's results. "I would like to think our fellows are just waiting for the regular season to start. But you can't sit around and wait for the bell to ring. You have to show some indication you're ready, and we cer- tainly haven't the last couple of games.'' The Rangers, who open against the Stanley Cup cham- pion Canadiens in Montreal Saturday night, finished their exhibition schedule with six wins, two losses and one tie against NHL clubs, including 3-1 mark against Boston. The Bruins, who lost only 14 games last season, er.ded their exhibition play against IVHL clubs with a 3-5-1 record. Johnson, who appears ready to crack the whip, scheduled practices for today and Satur- day, hoping the Bruins will snap out of the slump before their NIIL opener against the Rangers here Sunday night. have a whole season of racing.' Predicts sell-out CALGARY (CP) It's al- most a sure thing that tickets won't be available by December for the world figure skating championships, still five months away. "We don't expect to have a ticket for sale when over-the- counter sales start in Decem- says Bob Northcolt, man- ager of the Corral where the March 6-12 event will be held. The arena has a seating ca- pacity of but to date 85 per cent of the area has been sold. One of the orders was for Sfl.OOO worth of tickets. The best seats are worth bul there hasn't been one avail- able since June, says Northcott. "There are still a few tick- ets left but we are about 100 be- hind on orders so we can't really say how many." The arena lias been scaled at and with the more ex- pensive seats being purchased on an all-events basis A spokesman for the Calgary committee in charge of the championships says orders have been received, mostly from other countries. Is Rocket interested? Pittsburgh meets the Sabres Buffalo and the Kings travel to Vancouver. New York defeated Boston 5-3 Thursday night to complete the exhibition schedule. "Dune Wilson certainly is the! key to our said Poile Thursday. "I put it squarely on Dune's shoulders. If he doesn' become a major leaguer, then we're in big trouble." Last season, Wilson, picte up from Philadelphia in the !970 expansion draft, shared Vancou ver's goaltending duties with Charlie Hodge and George Gardner. But this season, the Canucks' second in the NHL, Hodge is on waivers and could end up with Rochester Americans, Vancou- ver's farm team in the Ameri- can Hockey League. Gardner, 2fl, is regarded as only adequate. But Wilson has been instructed to make himsell No. 1 in a bid to improve upon Vancouver's sixth-place finish in the East Division last season. Although W i 1 s o n 's average last season was 4.28 in 35 games, Poile realizes that the 23-year-old was used against last season's York, Boston, Montreal and Chi- Hodge and Gardner drew the leftovers. COULD MAKE MONEY As incentive for Wilson, Poile Miairo wants ifun back F.-iday, Oclobor 8, 1971 THE IETHBR1DGE HERAID 13 has loaded his contract with bonus clauses, including extra money for staying in the league for a certain number of games and for performance. "He can make himself a good said Poile, Wilson is also on his word that his behavior this season will improve over his antics last season when he became in- volved in several fights and had to post a keep-the-peace bond with the league. "We've told him to Slav oal and play his Poile said. "He had seven fights last year. I think his attitude has improved." At Boston Thursday, the Bruins lost their fifth of nine contests against NHL clubs in pre-season play. They tied one. Jim Neilson and Bruce Mac- regor scored 33 seconds apart early in the first period, leading the Rangers to their sixth win against two losses and one tie in exhibition games with NHL clubs. The hird in four meetings with the Bruins this fall. Jack Egers, Rod Selling and ?od Gilbert rounded out the Ranger scoring with second-pe- riod goals. Derek Sanderson, EC Vesifall and Fred Stanfield re- )lied for the Bruins. At Buffalo, the Sabres sent Reg Fleming, 35, to NEW YORK (CP) The pro- Cincinnati Swords of the Ameri- into sports OTTAWA (CP) Health Min- ister John Munrt) Tl. vsday called on amateur sports lead- ers to put the "fun" bank into sports as they prepare for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. In a speech to a national con- ference for the forthcoming Olympics, Mr. Munro said the 175 sport leaders face three challenges: They must build high quality Olympic teams, use the process of leant building to spark better amateur sport development and use the Olympics to heighten recreational sports involvement by all Canadians. "We have the Canadian talent which is equal to that of the rest of the not across the spectrum of competi- tion, but in quantity commen- surate with our population, and our position as a nation." Mr. Munro said several areas need to be strengthened before tile Olympics. More emphasis must be placed on scouting, the development of specific sports areas, improved coaching and training programs. But motivating Canadians re- quires the most work. "The best sprinter or hurdler in the world may now live in Corner Brook, or Riviere-du- Loup or Sioux Lookout, or within the core areas of tmr major cities. "But we will never recognize that athlete unless he or she de- cides to participate in organized sport in his locale, so that his ability can be spotted and di- Mr. Munro said a major prob- lem in motivating Canadians arose from the fact that 'present sport structures just don't turn them on." He criticized the "fraternity syndrome" which sets put spe- cial rules and regulations for athletes' conduct. It is time to start selling the strong point of sports par- fact that sports are fun "and can be a meaning- ul part of our life style without victors' was Now York's at the same time dominating in fnnr inoc nnfVi it ww.Atu.i.iAiij, PART OF THE ACTION Johnny Jones, lending the all-round, bareback brone and bull riding competition, is seen in action prior to tonight's opening of the three-day All- Indian International rodeo a( the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion. Jones, from Cranbrook, will headline (he Ihree-day show along with many other top Indian rodeo stars. Action gets under way tonight at Roundu it.1 CAPRI BOWL MORNING COFFEE Vera Nicholls 260 Bernice Hay 553 Nina Sindlinger 558 Belty Burnett 556; Karen Holm Helen Weels 251; Bcv Harrison 236; Jenny Smits 237; Diane Decaire 240; Pat Tunstail 35-; Ruth Cunningham 238; Nancy Prindle 238; Connie Ba- ceda 236. MnRTINIZING Shirley Bleudoff Marg Smith 561 Betty Patterson 258 Bea Salmon 553 Bessie Wroe 250; Dena Smith 2BI Vera Ni- cholls 310 Lois Aucoin 306 Irene Lynde 292 Jean Passey 288 Pat Ledalre 253; Betty Van Gaal 246; Isabelle Bergman 2d6. GREEN'S SHOES May Hiebei-t 3E6 Joey Sclee 311 Elaine Brown 280 Maureen Hadimgton 2S7; Marie-no Bosch 799 Smith 30R Steve Me-zet 293; Elroy Tolloy in Ken Mslcomscn 291; Darrell Lagler 2E6 EflGLES LODGE Geo Zarychi 279 Doug Me- Carfhy (6301; Cyril Bornctt Joe Giflett 2-iO; Oscar Luc! wig 224; Helen Wects 2-H; Josephine Pe- trunia !72; Anno Golia 241 Joyce Mnrsden 259 Elva Rom- Krrr.rdy I'.i; Lr-s Ssckney 334; Doug Hrf-o Ken Scnlnht 226; Stan Brown 230. JCCA bough 232. FRIENDLY LEAGUE BOISE CASCADE Jim Pinsley 253; Dave Waddell 224 Lorrai Two shutouts in piny In Junior Ilipii School Soccer nclicm, C'.illiolic Central blank, eci Paid-son 5-0 while Immanuel Christian shutout St. Basil's 2-0. I'ctcr Durkctt and Dale Py- clii.i led CCIIS wil.li two goals apiece while Glon Van Eurcn chipped in with one in tlicir easy victory over Paterson. Immamiel Christian picked up .lioir third straight victory with he help from Eddie Iloltrop's md Harry Kock's goals. spective New York franchise holders in the embryo Work Hockey Association have askec Maurice (Rocket) Richard, re- tired NHL hockey star, if he would be interested in a job with the franchise. Neil Shayne of Mineola, N.V. a lawyer acting as spokesman for the franchise which is to embrace Now York, New Jer- sey and Connecticut, said Thursday: "We have talked with the Rocket, and he expressed inter, esl. "We want him to be con- nected with us in one way or an- other, but his exact function still has to be discussed. The spokesman said the fran- chise also has talked to other hockey figures, but that no names would be released at present. The league, which hopes some day to compete with the Na- jonal Hockey League, is study- ing applications for franchises. Gary Davidson of Los Ange- les, a founder, told a news con- ference in Calgary Tuesday that no franchises had been awarded officially but that organizations vith options on franchises must declare their intentions by Nov. 1. can Hockey League, Fleming scored six goals and had 16 points with the Sabres last sea- son. Andrea back home goes SYDNEY, N.S. (CP) Paul (Jigger) Andrea returned to his home in nearby Glace Bay Thursday after being told by coach Punch Imlach of Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League he will be sent to their farm club, Cincinnati Swords of the American Hockey League. "I made the decision because I didn't figure I was given a fair Andrea said in an inter- view. Despite leg and knee sur- gery during the summer, "I'm sure I showed well at the train- ing camp. "Punch fold me he was going to rest me from the exhibition games and in sending me down to Cincy I would have more time to strengthen my right leg and my skating." Andrea, 30, said that he had told the management that he wanted time to consider his fu- ure plans. Liz Hino 252; May Syme 208; Sandy lig 20i; Psulette Pinsley 200; Rogi AcKenzie 202; Linda Kish 507; Bonnie Rurk unny Wit- 00; Ro 200; Marlene Williams 222. DO YOU Better tax dollar More efficient administration More jobs and industry These Concerned Citizens Do: Winter Is Coming SoonS WOOD OR ALUMINUM FREE ESTIMATESI LETHBRIDGE SASH DOOR FACTORY Cor 5th Ave. and 4th St. S. 327-1581 James Garrett Peter Snow Dave Cooper Delberf Patching Edward I. Rice Dave Lev B. W. McMorran Ron Peake Harry Gelfond Dean Goughnor Joe Green Thomas McKim Lea Wildman Hy Davids Father N. Le Bel John McColl G. Campbell Dr. T. Welling Jack Laldo Dick Gray William Price Garry Kohn Carl Taylor Dr. Douglas McPherson Art Dorigatti Ira Flaa Dr. Ralph Johnson Gordon Schwartz Dr. Elmo Flefcher Don Roy Bill Bikman Harry Hudson Ross Held Dnve Shector Tom Arnold K. Shigthiro Adam HY Caiman Reed Ellison Ludvik Graham Watts Art Baxter Peter Hale Dnlton Draper Mel Fengstad Louis Nits John Loewen Nee Wong Walter Ortlieb Cliff Black William Poor. A. D. Palmer Mel Duda On Election Day they Vote LEO SINGER for Join the move to an AGGRESSIVE PROGRESSIVE Ciiy ON OCTOBER 13th VOTE SINGER 'Whatever is Best for the Community" Inserted by Iho LEO SINGER CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ;