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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, Octob.r 17, 1972 THI ICTHeRIDGI HlRMt) 11 Coach of Canada's national basketball team impressive Donohue starting now for 1976 Olympics Dy PAT SULLIVAN' Herald Sports Writer Jack Donohue is a man will. a big job to fulfil and at present lie is going about it the right way. Donohuo is the coach of the Canadian National basketball team. He knows he has his work cut out for him but from a first meeting with the New York born coach he is con- fident he has a program that will work. He is not predicting a world championship or a gold medal at the 1076 Olympic Games in Mon- treal. What he is predicting is an improved ball club. "We had a good ball club this year for tbe he said "even if we didn't qual- ify." Donohue knows just how good a team it takes to compete on a world wide basis. Canada, al Ibis time and for years to come, can not com- pete with countries like United Slates, Russia, Yugoslavia. Po- land or Brazil. We are simply not in their class. "Teams we should not have bealen this stated Dono- Hie, "we beat." For instance, Is- rael had a good club, so did China. Canada, with Donohue al the helm, defeated both of them. "We don't realize it but we are a small added Donohue. In Canada there are some to players tak- ing part in basketball. In China there are registered players. While Canada's team was on lour in China they were in Peking and in one area Ihere were 30 courts. "There were 80 courts with 80 games in progress and an- other BO games scheduled for after the first games were play- ed." said Donohue. And if that wasn't bad enough, there are games all day on nearly every court. Donohue has faith in bis pro- gram of a four-year building job. Take the Americans, who this year lost the Olympic gold med- iil for the first time in history. Donohue feels they have a pool1 program hut have so many talented players they are suc- cessful, i The Americans realize some; three or four weeks ahead of time the Olympics arc on and they throw a team together ami away they go. We can't do that. Russia, Yugoslavia, Poland and Brazil arelogether all year round. They play basketball II months of the year and holiday I for one. It is a serious business, Donohue told of one team Canada played and teat. This team, bad they qualified, would have received the equivalent of in bonuses. It they were fortunate enough to earn a medal (or Uieir country, they would be heroes and their pen- sions would swell by a month. He would not say what country the team from. But he did say it was lough for a Canadian team to compete at this level. For the Cana- dians, had they qualified for the Olympics, they would- have had a four-week stay away from home. However, Donohue says these teams can be beaten and Can- ada should beat them in 1976. As far as Canada's program, under Donohue, it must he im- proved all across Canada. He made it clear that there is not too much cmphas's on a na- tional team. people know there is a game is Donohuc's motto. It is a good game. Athletics is good and basketball is good. The game bos come a long way said Donohue. "Do vou know where the 20- minute'half came Dono- hue asked. Who knows? He does. During the big band era the basketball was played while the band took a break. The play- ers knew when it was half, time because the band would start to play and the dancers would take over the floor. Four years later It would change. It was the hands who played at halftime during the More people must play, coach games. and become interested in the The advancement came be- came to improve upon it: cause basketball has something "We don't even have any I good to offer. basketball heroes in Canada, he Coaches don I realize how irn- said. "Even our training films j portant they are. This irates be pushed.. "If' you expect bad students or athletes you get them. But if you let them know you want them to gentlemen and ath- letes they will be." Donohue believes in motiva- tion. Be it by (ear, reward or by pride. "Students today, according lo Donohue, are not challenged. They don'i know that things don't come easy, all is not roses. Athletics teaches this and this is why coaches are so im- portant. Basketball exams are written on Friday nights in the gymnas- ium. A crowd of students mark the papers. Results are posted on the Scoreboard. "You will see how well have learned your lessons by Die end results." Donohue will iravel back and forth across the country many times between now and 197fi. He is determined to have his efforts pay off. He is a man of determination. V LETHBRIDGE VISITOR Jock Donohue, coach of Can- ada's national basketball leom was a Let'nbridge visilor Monday afternoon. Richard can't take pressure Individual CFL slurs nominated First round ballots released QUEBEC (CP) Maurice (Rocket) Richard has been given a one-week leave of ab- sence from his position as coach of Les NorcUqiics of the World Hockey Association to recover from nervous strain and consider his future with the Stampeders bounce Bombers Tiie Stampeders upset the Bombers 23-fi in one of twc Minor Football League games staged at the Henderson ball park Monday night. The Stampeders, who rest in third place in the five-team league, picked up an 8-0 lead after the first half of play and never looked back. Harvie Pocza led the Stamps' attack with a touchdown and two converts while Lawrence Bohnert and Harvie LaBoone added a major score each. LaBoone's touchdown came on a 70-yard run. Stan Cohen also chipped In with a single point wnile tne Stamps scored other two points on a safely touch. Morgan Munroc managed a 48-yard touchdown in the loss. Meanwhile Dale Boychuk and Curt McKccn sparked the Eskimos 12-0 win over the St. Mary's Bloods in second on- counter of the evening. Boychnk and McKcen tallied R tnijchrlown each for the Eski- mos, who held a 6-0 lead at haU-iinic. .club. Marius Fortier, general man- ager of the team, said Monday "there is no way he has re- signed." Fortier said Richard had asked for a week off to think over the position because he found the tension so great be- hind the bench. The team's record in regular- season play is 1-1. Richard was one of the most fiery competitors in the Na- tional Hockey League in a ca- reer that spanned 18 seasons, all with Montreal Canadiens. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1901. But apparently the transition MONTREAL (CP) The re- sults of first-round balloting to pick this season's lop pe- formers in the Canadian Foot- ball League show seven players nominated in more than one category. And the results, released Monday, show the seven among 36 picked for the annual Schen- ley awards by 96 sports writers and broadcasters in the nine CFL cities. This year marks the 20th an- niversary of the outstanding player award by the distillery. To commemorate the birthday, the organizers have added a roookie-of-the-year category lo the regular lineman-of-the-year necs in the various categories: Outstanding Player: Jim Young, B.C.; Gerry Shaw, Cal- gary; George McGowan, Ed- monton Eskimos; Ron Lancas- ter, Saskatchewan; Mack Her- ron Winnipeg Blue Bombers; Garney Henley, Hamilton Ti- ger-Cats; Eric Allen, Toronto; Dick Adams, Ottawa; Ed George, Montreal. Canadian player-ol-tbe-year: Jim Young, B.C.; Gerry Shaw, Calgary; Bay ne Nome, Ed- monton; Bill Baker, Saskatche- wan; Bob Swift, Winnipeg; Cutler grabs Herron's lead and Canadian player-of-tht year awards. TWO REPEAT Only two players, fullback By THE CANADIAN PRESS For much o! the 1972 Cana- dian Football League season, Mack Herron, chunky running back with Winnipeg Blue Bombers, has been the best in the West. But it's traditional in Canada Jim Young of British Columbia jor tne Ackers to dominate the ,283 yards and 10 touch- average gain of 5.9 yards for even' time he touched the football. Dave Buchanan of Hamilton is next with 968 yards on 232 carries for three touchdowns and 4.2-yard average. from competitor to coacli has taken its toll. "We can't ask Maurice Rich- ard to die behind the Foi-tier said. "We aren't ty- rants. "And Its obvious that this has Become a superman task, be- yond his he added. "He has visibly lost weight uice he's been with us. His morale is very low." Fortier said that at some points during games the tension in Richard is so great that he no longer knows what's happen- ing as he directs the team. dian, and Ron Lancaster, quar- terback with Saskatchewan Roughriders, also in the out- standing class, were previous winners. Young, along with team-mate Ray Nettles, end Gerry Shaw of Ca 1 g a r y Stampeders, Sas- katchewan's Bill Baker, half- back Eric Allen of Toronto Ar- gonauts, Dick Adams from atwa Rough Riders, and line- Tony Gabriel, Hamilton: Mike Ebcn, Toronto: Gerry Organ, Ottawa; Cordon Judges, Mon- treal. Li nem an-of-thc-year: Ray Nettles, B.C.; John Helton. Cal- gary; Charlie Turner. Edmon- ton; Bill Baker, Saskatchewan; Mike Doyle, Winnipeg; Ed Cha- upka. Hamilton; Jim Stillwa- ;on. Toronto: Wayne Smith, 01- an-a; Ed George, Montreal. Rookie-of-thc-ycar: Ray Nel- lies, B.C.: Gary Kerr, Calgary; Tyrone Walls, Edmonton; Tom Campana, Saskatchewan; Mike Kuhn, Winnipeg; Chuck Ealey, Hamilton: Eric Allen. Toronto; i Dick Adams, Ottawa; Dickio Harris, Montreal. Young was voted top Cana- dian in 1970, Ihe same year Lancaster won the outstanding- player vote. Hamilton's Henley now has his fifth nomination since Lions, nominated for ouHsco-ing and in the official CFI standing player and top Cana- j released Monday kicker Dave Cutler of Edmou ton Eskimos rose from second place to knock off the man who has scored the most touch- man Ed George o f Montreal Alouettes, all were nominated for two awards. First-round balloting nomi- nates four players from each team as outstanding player, Ca- nadian player, top lineman and top rookie. CUT now.v Second-round ballot results, announced Oct. 26, will reduce the nominees to eight, four from the Eastern Football Con- ference and the same number from the Western Football Con- ference. Following is a list of noml- Three-day clinic set The Community of I trc. the clinics will run from 7 the City of I.elhbridge and the 10 p.m. in Room 1. Minor Hockey Asso- j This clinic will be for all hock elation, will sponsor a hockey I Cy officials in I-ethbridge and officials clinic commencing surrounding districts. Each oifi- nesday and ending Friday. j cial attending Ihe clinics is res Set "for the Adams Ice Cen- AHIIAII! PHEPBRE VOUR emu 9 Radiator Flushed......... Anti-Freeze Installed.....Only MRTtflffl 3rd Ave. South PHONE 328-9271 ponsiblc for liis own skates and rule book. The agenda for the clinic will include rule hook, ice time and a written test. All interested officials are urged to attend. downs in the country. Cutler, who learned his foot- ball at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., has 97 points on 30 converts, 18 field goals and 13 singles. HeiTon, a two- year veteran with Winnipeg from Kansas State, has 90 points on IS touchdowns. The leading scorer in the country remains Jerry Organ of Otlawa Rough Riders, with 109 points on one touchdown, 24 converts, 24 field goals and' seven converts. In the top five scorers in the EFC, tlicre is only one player j whose main talent lies else- where than his big Henley of Hamilton Tiger-Cats, moved to offence this year from a defensive back spot, who has 48 points on eight touchdowns for fourth place be- hind Organ, Hamilton's Ian Sunter and Don Sweet of Mon- j treat Alouettes. j In the WFC, Herron Is Ihe j only intruder in the top i benind Cutler and ahead of Don Jonas of Winnipeg and Larry Robinson of Calgary Stampe- ders. Granted, .'onss has many other attributes as a quarter- back, but his 87 poinls are fash- ioned on one touchdown, 39 con- verts, 13 field goals and Ihree singles. llerron continues to dominate the rushing He has carried 217 limes lor TO STAV YOUNG, MIX WITH THE NOUMG SIMPSONS bears S. E. WOODS MEN'S SKI JACKETS Proiighorns win second straight The University of Ixithbridge Pronghorns earned their sec- ond straight Alberta Senior Men's Volleyball league vic- tory by downing the IxHhhridge YAICA three games to two at the university cymnasium Mon- day nighl. the Pronghorns picked up their first win in the season opener Saturday as they belted the U nf A Bear Cats three games to one. In last night's conlesf, the Pronghorns anil YMCA battled lo the final game in the hcst-of- five sets to determine the win- ner. YMCA opened-the series with a 15-11 but the Fronghoyns came back in Ihe second match to stun their opponents 15-9. The third match wcnl to Ihe YMCA with a 15-7 decision, but the Pronghorns forced the final Jnmc with .1 IS ii vcrdicl. I In the final match of Ihe ser- ies, the Pronghorns found them- selves trailing 8-2 and 13-7 divr- I ing Ihe contest. They finally stopped the ex-' citing' encounter with a 16-14 victory. i ft the second consecutive loss for the YMCA as they suf- fered a heart-breaking match i lo the Bear Cats Saturday. They along with the Prong- horns'will gel another crack to earn some victories as (hey host a pair of games on the week- end. Saturday afternoon at one o'clock, the YMCA take on the Calgary Jet Sellers while the Pronghorns meet (he Mount Royal Cougars. At p.m. the Pronghorns face the Jet-Sellers while the j YMCA tan.cles with Ihe Hear I Cats. All panics will staged nl 1 tho U of L gymnasium. S E WOODS UD The lorgest manufacturer of down gar- menu in Canada presents the jacket thai is insulated vvMr, lOO-'o pure waterfowl down. The are polyester in- flated. DOWN-tho lighlesl and warmest, has comfort range as any olher insulation. Great for those cold winter days and you save over o, well. Concealed nylon hood. Colours of mustard, lime, navy, blue, red, purple. Sizes S.M.L.Xl. 34 .88 Reg. 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