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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Octobtr 19, 1973 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 13 Martin leads way for Sabres Catch with a bang Joe Rudi, Oakland A's left fielder, makes a spectacular catch Thursday evening to rob Cleon Jones of the New York Mets of extra bases. Rudi crashed into the wall after making the catch but was uninjured. He made the catch of the Series last year Players wait for money Blades in bad shape Canadian Press The future of the World Hockey Association s franchise in New York City appeared uncertain today after the league took over the operation of the financially- troubled Golden Blades James Browitt WHA administrator said that the current owners have until Monday to accomplish some physical things No further ac- tion will be taken until then The Blades' woes came to light when the league was in- formed by team management that they could not issue pay cheques to the players Oct 15, the first pay day of the regular season They still had not been paid when they took to the ice for their game against Winnipeg Jets in New York Thursday night However, Browitt issued league cheques to the players after they had dropped a 6-1 decision to the Jets in one of three games scheduled SHOOTERS SCOREBOARD PLAINSMAN SPORTS The competition shooting season that is rifle trap and skeet is rapidly drawing to a close with the coming of old man winter However we are in the midst of our hunting season which of course means that thousands of hunters are in the field Of all these hunters of course we are bound to have some unfortunate accidents due to human error and judgment For tunately there are statistically less people injured in hunting ac- cidents than possibly any other type of sports that so many people take part in The one up-setting aspect of a hunting accident is that in almost all cases a gun of some kind is involved making the injury a serious one in many cases One type of accident that we hear of here in Plainsman Sports is guns blowing up That is the barrel or action blowing and casing causing injury to the user In 90% of these types of ac- cidents there is a reason that can be traced to human error either in an obstruction in the barrel or some kind of error in reloading your ammunition Reloading is one of the things that many serious shooters get involved in for economic reason and several other factors How- ever reloading is a safe and sane practice only when the person doing the work is very careful In all of the reloading manuals there are procedures to follow for safety and these pro cedures MUST be followed to the letter We won t go into all the rules governing safe hand loading here I II just say that you can t guess at what you re doing you must know The first thing that every hand loader must have is a Reloading Book There are many good books available So you can match up what you want to do in all cases In the last week we have heard of several accidents and in each case there was a reason traced to a mistake in reloading Now don t take this as saying that reloading is a dangerous pas- time It isn t as dangerous as walking across the street or driv- ing your car down the highway But it is very similar if due care and attention isnt exer- cised You wouldn t think of driving your car blindfolded or jay walking on a freeway but some reloaders do about the same thmos and think that Its OK' To sum this little editorial up re- loading and shooting is a great sport but please proceed with caution COMING EVENTS Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st of October the leth- bridge Trap Club is sponsoring a 500 bird handicap shoot This event is registered and prob- ably your last chance to get in some targets this year The South Alberta Outdoorsmen at Milk River are sponsoring a Trophy Shoot at their range on Sunday Oct 21st 10 a m This is a small bore and trap event Good Shooting 329-7th SI. S. PLAINSMAN SPOEIS III WESTERN CANADA'S LEADING SUPPLIER OF QUALITY FIREARMS. TARGET EQUIPMENT, RELOADING SUPPLIES, LIGHTWEIGHT CAMPING AND ALPINE GEAR. COMPLETE GUNSMITHING SERVICE KENKOTKAS RICK KUCHERAN BOB HOBBS ART BOURNE (Guntmllh) In other action, Quebec Nor- diques dumped Toronto Toros 5-2 before in Quebec City while in Los Angeles it was Chicago Cougars 7, Los Angeles Sharks 2 Browitt said the league had been told the Blades mone> trouble was temporary "But we don t go on a tem- porary basis he noted "Our obligation is to the players They signed WHA contracts and we are here to see that they get paid Browitt added that even if the team's present owners get an infusion of money there was no guarantee they would regain control of the team It would be up to the league s board of trustees to decide whether to reissue the franchise of whether new owners should be found Browitt said that while the franchise had not been for- feited, the league had taken over the players' contracts He added he did not know if the franchise would continue in New York although he said he wanted a team in the city because "it s very important to the league If new owners are found for the franchise, Browitt said they would have to assure "3u 111 CACCS3 Oi million to operate the franchise This is the second time the WHA has been forced to take over the New York franchise Last Nov 15 the club, then known as the Raiders ran into financial difficulties and the WHA operated it for the bal- ance of the season Part of the problem is that the Golden Blades have to pay a high rental fee at Madison Square Garden and they have not been drawing well Thurs- day, only fans showed up to watch New York lose to Winnipeg Fran Huck. who joined the Jets in Boston Wednesday night after being cut by St Louis Blues of the National Hockey League scored twice to lead the Winnipeg offence The victory was Winnipeg s third in five games and lifted them into first place in the Western Division The Golden Blades are floundering in last place in the Eastern Division with an 0-3-2 ledger DROPS QUADACTOR WINDSOR. Ont (CP) Windsor Raceway announced Thursday it will discontinue quadactor wagering beginn- ing with its fall meet which opens Nov 4 A second triac- tor pool, in which bettors must pick the top three finishers of a race in order of finish, rather than the top four as in the quadartor will be added to each program Unhappy Wings earn first point Canadian Press Nick Libett gave Detroit Red Wings a flicker of hope Thursday night But the National Hockey League club has an uphill climb in a battle for points, with two players trying to reduce their weight and one just being moody Libett 27-year-old left winger from Hamilton, scored his second goal of the night with 1 14 remaining and Detroit goalie Doug Grant on the bench for an extra at- tacker giving the Wings a 4-4 tie with Minnesota North Stars The draw in Detroit, snapped a four-game losing streak for the Wings who had matched their worst start in the club's 48-year history The team previously lost four straight opening the 1937-38 and 1967-68 seasons In Buffalo, Richard Martin scored his fifth goal and added two assists as the Sabres whipped Los Angeles Kings 6 2 in Thursday's only other game The Red Wings outscored 21-9 in their first four games, want right winger Mickey Redmond, who scored 52 goals last season to lose 12 pounds Coach Ted Garvin is taking no chances He's given Red- mond who got his second goal of the year Thursday night. 10 days to get down to 195 pounds If the pounds aren t off, Garvin said he'll fine Red- mond "in proportion to his reported to be about a year Defenceman Rick Foley has been laboring for some time under a day penalty also trying to drop weight Garvin has other problems Ron Stackhouse and Tord Lundstrom are sidelined with knee and shoulder injuries re- spectively and the coach says centre Marcel Dionne is so moody it s affecting his play 'I can t seem to get anything out of him Garvin said before the game "I've tried But he won't talk The Red Wings, eighth and last in the East Division, trail- ed the Stars 4-2 after two MINNESOTA 4, DETROIT 4 First period 1 Minnesota 2 Detroit Red mond 2 (Mellor Ecclestone) 1508 3 Minnesota Gibbs 2 (Hextall Panse) 16 45) Penally Gibbs 043 Second period 4 Detroit Ftorek 2 (Bailey) 5 18 5 Minnesota Harvey 1 (Drouin Barrett) 9 04 6 Mmneosla Grant 1 (Drouin Harvey) 1209 Penalty Johnston 6 40 Third period 7 Detroit Libbett 2 (G Bergman Dionne) 9 39) 8 Detroit Libbett 3 (Dionne) 1846 Penalties None Shots on goat by Minnesota 10 10 Detroit 15 10 Attendance 11 442 BUFFALO 6, LOS ANGELES 2 First period No scoring Penalties Marotte Carnere 2 10 Pratt 948 Marotte 17 14 Second period 1 Los Angeles Berry 4 (Goring Murdoch) 1 49 2 Buffalo Gould 2 (Lorentz Robert) 1249 3 Buffalo Perreault 1 (Martin) 1558 4 Buffalo Lorentz 3 1817 Penalties Harper Luce 2 55 Horton 8 55 Harper 14 07 Third period 5 Buffalo Robert 2 (Perreault Martin) 5 51 6 Buffalo Martin 5 (Robert Perreault) 14 27) 7 Los Angeles Kozak 1 17 35 8 Buf- fa'o Ramsey 1 1951 Penalties Atkinson 321 Lorentz 18 15 Shots on goal by Los Angeles 3 7 Buffalo 6 13 Attendance 15858 CFL will defend bylaws TORONTO (CP) Com- missioner Jake Gaudaur of the Canadian Football League said Thursday the league is prepared to defend its bylaws against a suit filed by player Dave Cranmer "In so far as I am aware, no court has found any aspect of the league's current contract or bylaws to be illegal in the past Gaudaur said in a pre- pared statement If it does in this instance, it goe? without saying that any judged to be illegal will be changed but the league will be prepared to defend in court their intended purpose Gaudaur's statement came after reports Wednesday that Cranmer has filed suit in the Supreme Court of Ontario against Gaudaur and British Columbia Lions The suit, filed by lawyer John Sopmka, seeks a declara- tion that Cranmer is a free agent in the CFL and an in- junction preventing Gaudaur and the Lions from interfering with his efforts to obtain employment in the CFL The Lions, after a dispute with Cranmer over expenses and salary, suspended the 29- year-old slotback after their seventh came in September periods before Libett scored twice in the third Jude Drouin paced Minnesota with a goal and two assists as the North Stars remained wmless in the West with three defeats and two ties The Sabres spotted the Kings 2-1 lead early in the se- cond period, but roared back with three goals in less than six minutes to take a 4-2 lead in the third The Sabres, tied for fourth with Montreal Canadiens m East also got goals from John Gould Norm Gratton Jim Lorentz Gil Perreault and Rene Robert, while out- shooting the Kings 33-20 The Kings are wmless after five games with three defeats and two ties Thev share sixth place with St Louis Blues and Minnesota in the West Philadelphia Blazers, leading the West Division with an undefeated record of four wins visit Vancouver Canucks in the only gdnie tonight Team improved tremendously Leafs become challengers TORONTO been many a year since Toronto Maple Leafs held so lofty a po- sition in the National Hockey League and appeared ready to challenge all comers The Leafs hold down a se- cond place tie with Boston Bruins in the East Division with six points apiece, just one behind New York Rangers They reached this peak after four games Wednesday night by turning back the defending Stanley Cup cham- pion Canadiens 5-3 in Montreal "I don't know whether 'sur- prised' is the word for said coach Red Kelly after watching his team go through a light scrimmage at Maple Leaf Gardens Thursday "I didn't really know what to ex- pect The NHL Hall of Famer, who toiled 20 years with Detroit Red Wings and Toronto before turning to coaching in 1967, was hired to direct the Leafs shortly before training camp opened in September TEAM IMPROVING "I knew there was a lot of talent on the club but just how it would perform was another question Kelly admits he wasn't par- ticularly pleased with the training camp but "there seems to be a good attitude on the team now Many of the holdovers are plavmg well above their level of a year ago when the Leafs seemed destined for a long stay among the also-rans m the NHL's established division There are at least nine new faces on the team including Swedes Inge Hammarstrom and Borje Salming and rookies Ian Turnbull. Bob Neely and Lannv three first- round picks in the junior draft "They made a few mistakes out there last Kelly re- marked of his "kids "But they won't be making the same mistakes again It was the first time since he started to coach, Kelly said, that he had been able to smile at a game in the Forum where the normal strategy is to try to hold the speed> Montrealers in check "We got down and came right back he said of the Leafs first win on Montreal ice since January. 1970 The big change in the team has been the number of bodies challenging for jobs It's not only warned veterans such as Norm Ullman Brian Glenme Mike Pelyk and Jim McKenny thdt their jobs might be in jeopar- dy, it's also lifted their play a level or two above their per- formances of the last year or two MANPOWER WAITING "I've got 22 men on this club, 23 if you count Ronnie Ellis (recuperating from an injured so there's a lot of Kelly said "I don't like to be a coach and tell a guy he has to sit out a game, but it s a nice position to be in having all these bodies around Having three goaltenders in camp doesn't hurt either While the Leafs were devoid of strong netmmdmg a year ago they now have three proven veterans to draw Ed Johnston Doug Favell and Dune Wilson All three were picked up in off-season from Boston Bruins Favell from Philadelphia Fivers and Wilson from Vancouver Ca- nucks Johnston was spectacular against the Canadiens, but un- der Kelly's setup he probably won't play again until Tues- day when the Leafs entertain Minnesota North Stars The Toronto coach has been alternating his three goalies to date and enjoyed a measu e of success with a 3-1 record the sole loss with Favell .n Philadelphia 'It s just like football beng able to platoon them, Kelly said "It gives them an oppcr- tunitv to work up for a game when they re a week apart Probably the only reallv un- happv Leaf in the lot is Ellis usually found these da- s working out by himself in the empty arena before his teaiii- mates make an appearance How do some people afford those cars they're driving? 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