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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE HERAIO Thursday, October U, 1972 WHA becom.es a reality on two fronts Wednesday Ity THE CANADIAN The World Hockey Associ- ation, which few hockey observ- ers allowed would get off the planning board nine months ago, made its debut on two fronts Wednesday night. A near-sellout crowd of more than Cleveland fans -saw their Crusaders blank Quebec Les Nordiques 2-0 behind (lorry Cheevcrs 21 saves while Ottawa Nationals attracted about 5.000 for a 74 loss lo Alberta Oilers. Bob DilUibough tapped in his; own rebound to break up a scoreless struggle at Cleveland with a power play goal at of the second period. Ron Bu- chanan gave Cleveland an in- surance goal with six minutes remaining in the game, beating Serge Auhry from a scramble in front of the goal. Clieevcrs, the 31-year-oltf star of last year's Boston Bruin Irniiiing rule violations led to his dismissal. Sterner nude Hie comments [n a Chicago Tribune inter- view, winch appeared in the Thursdny editions. 1 le was eVopped froin 1 lie Cougar roster for what general manager Ed Short, said were "tmining nilcs violations." Sterner told the newspapers he was presented with n con- Iracl wiien he arrived in train- ing camp on which he said ins signature was forged. Ho has not filed suit in the mailer John Laciner, executive vice- president of the Cougars, said when Sterner loM them the sig- na t u re was not bis own, they agreed to re-negotiate the con- tract. The newspaper reported that Sterncv was told last May by Al Kiicxmarek, an agent of the Cougars, that he would get a contract of "not le.ss than 000 a vear." staged in the Lelliliridge Minor Bombers 13-13. club, posted a 2.50 goals-against Football League before 300 fans PENALTY SHOT GOAL Bill Hicke of the Alberta Oilers turns away his penalty shoJ slides pas! Ottawa Nationals' goalie Les Binkley. The gome was one of two fhat marked the beginning of the World Hockey Association Wednesday. Hicke scored once more as Alberta won 7-4. covered from a chronic back ail- ment who has been playing in Il'.ili'i shadov; through most of his pro liockey career. Montreal is homo trmight against Atlanta with Los Ange- les continuing ii.s extended 'early-sea.son mad trip in York against the Islanders and Vancouver visits Philadelphia Flyers. The Flames, who along with New York Islanders represent league which has expanded from a six-team setup to a two- division IG-tcam league in five years, held Chicago scoreless in the first period. But defenceman Bill White, another of the Team Canada crew that played 11 inter- national against the to the NHL opener last Saturday, broke the drought against Atlanta goalie Phil Myre early in the second period, Mikita, who assisted on the first goal, made it 2-0 before [he period ended and average and went 32 straight National Hockey League games without a shutout. The Bruins have taken action against Cheevers and Derek Sanderson of the WHA's Phila- delphia Blazers to retain their g" "I services. The cases are still be- fore the courts. Ron Anderson and BUI Hicke connected for two goals apiece at Ottawa as the Edmonton- based Oilers took away what little excite ment there mi ght Henderson ball park Wed- nesday night. In the first encounter, the Eskimos came back from a ocleo this weekend young Randy Manery Victory stolen, they claim Leafs blast referee before broke TORONTO (CP) "The ref- eree stole that game (rom us. You can quote me and 1 don't care Clarence Campbell says." "Tliat was the orly comment from Maple Leaf coach Johnny McLelland last night after .Mon- treal Canadians had come from beiiind with less than two min- utes remaining to tie the Na- tional Hockey League game 2-2 on a power play. Yvan Cournoyer was the Lrig- the two latest franchises in the I ger-man on a three-way effort SEE THE LATEST HEADLINE MAKER! TAILORED VELVET SUITS with Pete and Frank Mahov- lich, 34 seconds after Leafs' Hick Kehoe was penalized for holding Canadians' Serge Sav- ard on a questionable call. It was Cournoyerrs second goal of the game. Veteran centre Norm Ullman vehemently supported his I coach's appraisal of referee D a ve Newel Ps decision, al- though he did not suggest his remarks be passed on to Camp- bell, the NHL president. 'SU.U-TED "lie (Newell1) shafted us wice in this said Ull- man, whose goal late in the second period had given To- ronto a 2-1 lead. Ullman had particular reason o be incensed because Newell disallowed what appeared to be ris second goal, possibly the clincher, at of the third od. Newell ruled that Ull- man had his stick above his shoulders when he batted the k into the net past goalie Ken Dryden. Ullman had tipped in B shot from defenceman Bob Baun on the point. "No way was my stick above my Ullman in- sisted. "When the referee looked at me I was raising my two button styling, with flair pants. Elegantly correct for evening wear anywhere. ALBERT'S MEN'S APPAREL 3'il 5th ST. S. PHONE 327-2620 (OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY TfLL 9 P.M.) stick to signal a goal. That's when he made up his mind." Th e pen a Ity to K ehoe, a t cam e while the Leaf s were trying to capitalize on a penalty to Pete Mahovlich, Montreal defence-man Serge Savard hooked Kehoe along the boa rds a nd when th e Leaf player attempted to shove his stick away, Newell put ttte fin- ger on him for holding. Savard admitted that the ref- eree had been mistaken. "I thought, I was getting the he said. "Kehoe didn't hold my stick at all." It was only a few seconds later, when Mahovlich's penalty had expired and Kehoe sat in the box, that Montreal's big line scored the equalizer on which Toronto goalie Jacques Plante had liftle chance. More sport on page 13 are Now Ready to Serve You As a Newly Appointed Dealer for We Also Feature A LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE Cloien Open Daily a.m. to Thursday ond n.m. to p.m. AMPLE FREE PARKING goaltender Gary Smith's shut- out at of the third period. Rick Martin, who earned rookie of the year honors last season with a record 44 goals, got the first two of his soph- omore year in Buffalo's easy time with the Kings, who had upset Boston 4-2 in their last outing, Gil Perreaull, the Buffalo centre who engineered the Sa- bres' earlier win, collected a goal aod three assists. The Red Wings hit for three third-period goals to hand the defending Stanley Cup cham- pion Bruins second suc- cessive loss. The torrid scoring pace followed a wild upheaval in the second period in which players from both teams were heavily penalized. Phil Esposilo of the Bruins was nailed with a double major late in the period, and it was while he was off Guy Charron scored twice to put tfie Wings i ahead 3-2. Rill Collins adtlet I another before Ken Hodgi closed out the scoring for Bos ton with two seconds remaining in the game. Other major sentences in the penalty-marred period went t Bruins' Mike Walton and Gar net Bailey and Detroit's Sergi Lejeunesse and Larry Johnsfo: who also was nailed with a 10 minute misconduct. Rod Gilbert's two goal turn ed New York's fort une. around after two early-seaso losses that left them Linguishin in the East basement. But was Bill Fairhairn's goal in th second period that re-estab lished a two goal New Yor lead that proved the eventua winner. Al McDonough, who led PitU burgh during most of the pre season exhibition gamef sliowed he wasn't adverse performing the same way whe it counts. The 22-year-old winger, wh scored only !0 goals in f> games last season, made it fou in two starts this year as h drove three goals past St, Lou: goaltender Wayne Stephenson. It kept the Penguins unde- feated and just two points be- hind Chicago in the West stand- ings. Summaries are on Page 13. have been for the sparse crowd in the Civic Centre. Anderson scored the first goal, beating Ottawa's Les Binkley at of the first period. Bob Charleboise g o t that one back at before Hicke connected with two goals 15 seconds apart later in the period. The Oilers opened a 6-2 lead oing into the last period and Htawa never posed a serious :ircat despite outscoring the isitors 2-1 in the final 20 min- iles. Jim Harrison, Ron Walters ,nd Ed Joyal also hit for the Ubertans in the fast but loosely >layed game. Charlebois, with wo, Guy Trottier and Wayne Carleton were the Nationals' marksmen, REXY IN CLEVELAND Gary Davidson, WHA presi- dent, was on hand at Cleveland or the traditional puck-drop- )ing ceremonies v.'hile Bill Hunter of Edmonton, another of the league founders, performed similar duties at Ottawa. One of the oddities of hockey cropped up in the Alberta-Ot- awa game when Chris Meloff of the Nationals attempted to B irk ley by picking up the goaltender's stick which had been knocked into the corner. The 0tiawa forward loaned Binkley his own stick, skated over and picked up the goalies' stick and started back towards the net. Unfortunately he decided en route to try to pass with the stick and was immediately tagged with minor penalty by re feree Ron Ego for pla yi n g with a stick larger than the al- lowable size. Meanwhile Ulf Sterner, the Swedish hockey star who was released from the Chicago Cougars, says his contract dif- ficulties with the World Hock- ey Association club and not Indoor rodeo action returns to the Raymond Ice Arena for the second year in a row Fri- day and Saturday nights. Co wboys from the Chinook amateur circuit will be pitting their skills against the always tough stock supplied by Mc- Gowan Rodeo Co. McGowan stock has been improving stead- ily over the years and is now one of the best bucking strings in this area. Owned and operated by Alan .Tone s and G ordon Ross, the McGowan company puts on a top-flight show featuring the al- ways entertaining and mean Brahama bulls. The Chinook amateur circuit boasts such well-known names as Duke Helgcrson, Oscar Wal- ters, Fred Gladstone, Roddy and Gordon Koss, Bill Maughn, and Jack and Bill Naldcr. The show gets underway each deficit Eo tie the Morgan Munroe galloped all (he way for both the Bomber's touchdowns while Calvin Wojto- wicz, notched a single point on a successful convert attempt. Stan Schmidic led the Eski- mos' attack with both their majors while Curt Schwietzer oooted a single for the extra point. Meanwhile the St. Mary's Blootls came close to winning their first game of the but, dropped a slim 13-12 deci- sion to the league leading Lions. Andrew Rabbit tallied- a pair of touchdowns after two quar- ters of play and gave the Bloods a 12-G margin. Jerry Areshenko killed the lead as he gave the Lions s hard-fought victory through the final quarter. Areshenko converted his own touchdown to score the winning point. STANDINGS Bomber? Eskimos Stampeders St. Mary's L T F R PTS. i. 1 0 109 67 1? 1 1 1 106 -M 9 5 3 1 67 53 7 A 0 37 98 i 6 o 31 n o WINS HKCISION BOSTON CAP) Five-time world boxing champion Emile Griffith, campaigning for an- other shot at the middleweight title, pounded out a 12-round ma- night at eight and tickets are i jority derision over Joe De- priced at apiece. I Nucci Wednesday night. ELRICH TIRE NATIONAL LEAGUE Two clinics tills month Two referees clinics will be held: in southern this month, This weekend Leo Harrold, southern zone chairman of the Alberta Amateur Hockey Asso- ciation, will conduct clinics at Vulcan Saturday and Sunday. The sessions begin oL ciich morning. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22 Harrold will he in Brooks for similar clinics. Anyone interested is asked to bring their own skates, whistles and rule books. These clinics are not only for officials but for managers, coaches, timekeep- ers and any minor official. Vancouver NY Rangers Toronto Ooslon NY (slander W L T F A 0 2 0 li AHr.nln 1 2 Iddelphia 0 0 St. Louis 0 1 California 02 HOCKEY SCORES National V-ontrear 2 Toronto 2 MY Rangers 5 Vancouve; Detroit J Boston 3 Bulfalo 7 Los Angeles 3 Chicago A Atlanta 1 Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis Minnesota 5 California 2 Alberta 7 Ottawa J Cleveland 2 Quebec 0 Snlt Lake 8 Porlland 3 rnierna Nelson Trail 1 St-aMIe Ida Philadelphia Lfrt AngclfcS 129 KC-Orr 121 Detroit IC1 CANADA LEAGUE Extern Division W L T f A Swift Current 1! 24 n o 12 19 Western 'hat 1 1 12 10 4 9 1 10 23 1 CANADIAN LEAGUE WESTERN CONFERENCE Winnipeg Sasfc. Caltjarv W L T F A Pli. 0 287 271 1ft 0 325 222 1ft 0 239 201 U 0 2J3 313 S 303 6 j EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Hamilton Ollawd..... Montreal prs. 0 297 217 16 0 249 19S IS 0 210 276 8 0 13? 224 4 SOCCER ENGLISH FL CUP 3rd Round Replayi 2 Aston Vilia o Un jrpool In R 'i logs meet Cougars Friday Tho Winston Clnirclnll Bulf- dogs will be seeking their third straight Southern Alterta High Kchnol Football league victory Friday nifjht. The Bulldogs will host the tic- fending rhampion Catholic Cen- tra! Cougars, who suffered their first loss aflor four consecutive victories T.i.st weekend, LCI Rams edged the Cougars 14-12 to earn a share of Ihe top spot, in the west division. Hoth clubs sport a record, Meanwhile Ihe arc hot on the two cluhs tail as they rocked up easy wins in their last two games. The Bulldogs, wJw have a 3-2 record, blasted Medicine Hat Crescent Jlcighl.s in one contest and belled (he Medicine Hat Mohawks in anofhcr. A victory over the Cougars Friday night, would put the Hullclogs in a second place tie with their opponents while the Rams would assume the league- lead, since they are idle that evening. The Rams will sec action Sat- urday night though as they en- tertain the Medicine Hat McCoy Colts for an inter-locking league contest. Roth gam os are set to go at H p.m. at the Henderson ball park. Available In All Sizes 9 RADIAL BELTED 4 PLY POLYESTER ELRICH TIRE LTD. 404'Ut South IETHBRIDGE BOW ISLAND ;