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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14-THELETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, October 1974 CRUIVK TO 10th ANNUAL COMMONWEALTH GAMES Austria 11, Zttlind Feb. 6th. Priced Irom parton (sharing) For information and contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 321-3201 The Herald Sports LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lowtr 7lh Slrttt Shopping Mall Phone (403) 328-7411 IIAIKS Launch new hockey season Pronghorns are ready University nt _n......_ _ __ Three all set to go Lethbridge Pronghorns will open the 1973-74 Alberta College Hockey League season Friday night at Henderson Ice Centre and three players coach Gary Bartlett will count heavily on are. left to right, goalie Rod Morrice. Wayne Kisit and John Petrunia. The Pronghorns meet Red Deer College Friday and Saturday. Won't let Williams go Finley changes his mind i i __.... CHICAGO (AP) Charlie Finley did it again. The controversial owner of Oakland Athletics says he won't let go of his manager Dick Williams without a court, if necessary. "If I do let Williams go. I'll have to be compensated. And compensated handsomely." He said Wednesday he has no intention now of giving Williams a free hand to negotiate with another club. By threatening legal action. Finley who nearly stole the show at the World'Series with the firing of his second base- man, may have started another ruckus involving New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers. Williams, who has a con- tract with Finley through 1975. announced his resigna- tion Sunday just after the Athletics won the Series over New York Mets. He was reported to be head- ed to the Yankees to replace Ralph Houk. on his way to Detroit as manager. "I'm surprised." said Wil- liams from his home in Rivera Beach. Fla. "I have high regard for Mr. Finley. He never went back on his word before." Williams said he has not talked with the Yankees nor have the Yankees approached him. Finley said he "stunned" Yankee officials at an Ameri- can League meeting in Chicago Tuesday when he denied them permission to talk.to Williams about succeeding Houk. "I said 'absolutely no.'" Finley recalled a conversation with George Steinbrenner, Yankee board chairman, and Gabe Paul, Yankee president. "There was quite a pow- wow between the Yankee and Tiger officials after I made it plain I wasn't going to let Williams go for Finlev said. The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns will officially open their first ever Alberta College Athletic Conference Hockey League season on the weekend. Red Deer College Kings will help the Pronghorns start their initial year in the ACACHL with games set to go Friday and Saturday nights at at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. The Pronghorns, who toiled in the City Recreation Hockey League for the past four years, found greener pastures by accepting a two-year com- mitment to join the ACACHL commencing this season. Until this year, a lack of finances had held the U of L hockey program at a stand- still, but the student body and the athletic department joined forces to supply the necessary funds to operate the hockey team at a more competitive level. In their 1973-74 season, the Pronghorns will play a 24- game schedule competing against the Red Deer Kings. Mount Royal College Cougars, Olds College Broncos. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Trojans. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Ookpiks and Camrose Lutheran College Vikings. The 24 games are further divided equally into a home- and-home basis. Meanwhile local and dis- trict hockey enthusiasts have never had a really good oppor- tunity to take a look at the collegiate level hockey. Although the ACACHL's calibre of hockey is undoubt- fully inferior to' that of the Canada West University- Hockey League it should still provide plenty of action. Ac- cording to reliable sources the calibre of the ACACHL lies between the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Western Canada Junior A Hockey League. A number of rules which differ from the Canada Amateur Hockey Association will make the game a little faster than usual which means plenty of action. Onq of the rules which was implemented for the 1973-74 season is the elimination of the centre line (red line) which further eliminates any two-line pass infractions. The neutral zone will now be the area from blue line to blue line. Meanwhile Pronghorns' coach Gary Bartlett isn't as ready as he hoped to be for the opening game Friday night. "We're not playing as well as I expected at this time, but it'll come." "You'll have to remember we have only six or seven players back from last year and the kids are just getting to know each other." "It's hard to play with players you don't know that well." he said. Bartlett could be right when you take a glance at the Pronghorns' team roster. Only seven players. Michael Hornberger. Wayne Kist. Rod Morrice. Jon Petrunia. Guy Smith. Wally Tunow and Mike Weisgerber are the only players back from last year while the remaining players come from all over western B.C Canada. Other players include, Rob Amatto, Blairmore; Neil Besplug. Lethbridge: Norman Borggard. Kamloops. B.C.: Nelson Doenz. Warner; George Garner. Lethbridge: Fred Hoffarth, Lethbridge: Duane Johnson. Creston. Bill Lasby. Edmonton: Vince Minifie. Fernie: Peter Schalk. Cranbrook: Jim Stewart. Lethbridge: Craig Walters. Lethbridge; and Alvaro Zanolli. Taber. Well anyway you want to look at it. the Pronghorns' players better get to know one and another pretty fast because AI Ferchuk and the Kings will be in town tomorrow night. Ferchuk, who coached the Pronghorns last season and pitched for the Lethbridge Lakers over the summer, is currently instructing at the Red Deer College as well as coaching Kings. Rockets can ?f win Home court out THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What's this about a home court advantage in basket- ball? If it's true. Houston Rockets haven't heard about it. At this early stage of the National Basketball Associa- tion season, the Rockets are doing much better on the road than at Wednes- day night, clobbered Boston Celtics 132-117. The victory was the fourth in five starts on the road this season. Incidentally, the Rockets are 0-3 at home. In other games, Philadelphia 76ers drubbed Portland Trail Blazers 132- 110; Milwaukee Bucks routed Buffalo Braves 130-113: Los Angeles Lakers nudged Kan- sas City-Omaha Kings 92-91: Atlanta Hawks whipped Seat- tle SuperSonics 131-106 and Detroit Pistons trimmed Phoenix Suns 115-99. American Basketball Association scores were: Ken- tucky Colonels 100, New York Nets 98: Carolina Cougars 124. San Antonio Spurs 92: and In- diana Pacers 98, Denver Rockets 89. Rudy Tomjanovich and Mike Newlin led Houston through a big second period as the Rockets hit 74 per cent of their floor shots to take a 76-66 lead over the Celtics at half- time. Tomjanovich had 20 points and Newlin 18 in the first half and finished with 34 and 32. respectively. Kareem-Abdul scored 31 points Jabbar and Bob Dandridge 27 to power Milwaukee past Buffalo. Jerry West scored two free throws with four seconds left to spark Los Angeles. Pete Maravich got 15 of his 36 points in the third period to lead Atlanta. Lions capture second title Minor hockey Dave Dragland opened his 1973 Pee Wee Hockey League season with a pair of goals and led the Canucks to a 2-0 vic- tory over the Falcons Wednes- day night. Dragland flipped a goal each in the first and second periods. Wyatt Blair and Mark Wolosyn also rifled in two goals apiece and led the Flames to an easy 7-2 decison over the Vikings in another Pee Wee contest. Rory MacLennan, Marlowe Gurski and Craig Nyrose chipped in with singles while Darren McLean and Barry Whintraub replied in a losing cause. The Lions captured their se- cond straight Lethbridge Minor Football League pen- nant title by blasting the Eskimos 34-0 at Henderson Stadium Wednesday night. The Lions finished the season deadlocked in first place with the Bombers, but the edge went to the defending champions as a result of a better points-for-and-against record. Both clubs finished the season with 7-1 records. In last night's contest. 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