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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _....._ Monday, Oclober 30, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAIO It, Bombers assured of first, place finish Pennant winning drought has ended By THE CANADIAN PRESfi Winnipeg Blue Bombers in- serted the running of quarter- back Don Jonas into their game plan Sunday and it paid off as the club won ils first Western Foolbalt Conference regular- Eeason championship in -a dec- ade. The Bombers defeated Ed- monton, Eskimos 38-24 to clinch first place in the West before I the team last fans. With one yamc re- maining for each club, Edmon- ton can finish in a tic for first place but Winnipeg would get the nod as conference cham- pions, having won the season series between the two clubs two games to one. The last time Winnipeg fin- ished first was in when won Uie Grey Cup, nipping Hamilton Tiger Cats 28-27. In another Sunday contest, Saskatchewan Housliriders pre- vented Montreal AloueUes from clinching a playoff berth ill the Eastern Conference, whipping the Als 29-3. fn a Saturday night game between the West's also rails, Calgary Stampcders demolished British Columbia Lions 28-3. Winnipeg coach Jim Spavital said "tlw game plan was for Jonas to lira." "We had to loosen them up. They hadn't been respect- ing the run." The BomlMjrs1 head coach said the decision to let Jonas run was made because "in a Deal Argos near fatal blow lightning TORONTO (CP) Toronto score two touchdowns in the fi- nal four minutes Saturday for a 21-1G win over Toronto. "They catch lightning out of the dark of fate. I feel 1 feel like somebody took a hall bat and hit me in the face." So, while the Argos failed to win the two points needed to Argonauts may be stunned but they're still alive to keep the Eastern Football Conference playoff picture in doubt for an- other week. said Argo coach Leo Cahill after lie watched Ottawa Rough Riders Riders struck catch Montreal Aloiieltes fori But the Tiger-Cats mil also third spot in the EFC, the Als have plenty ol stood still by dropping a 29-3 decision to Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina Sunday and now it's on to Hamilton next Sunday where Argos could still gain the two points to catch Montreal. BLIAO, 'ERE THEY COME iTHE RENT MAN, THE I'M NOTGOIM1 f BE LIKE THIS, WEEK AFTEK WEEK.' THEV CAN1" GET BLOOCs OUT OF A STONE AM' THEI'Uj AVE T' BE they battle to motivation as maintain firs place. The Riders' victory here Saturday moved them into a lir with Hamilton and Ihs Ilifen have another game at homi Saturday against Winnipeg Blue Bombers. If the Ticats and Riders iin ish in a lie, (lie Ticats wouli take first place by virtue of a 3- 0 record over Ottawa. Also, if the Argos win their last one to tie Montreal, they take third place by virtue of a 2-1 record over the Als who wrapped up their season with a 4-10 won- lost record. FANS STUNNED A capacity crowd of through a steady drizzle Coaldale, Vulcan meet in f inal League play League play in the 1972 Foot- hills Football Conference came to -an end with three games on the weekend. Five games were originally scheduled to conclude the league play, but two games were not staged. The Cardston Cougars and Raymond Comets cancelled the'ir match due to the weather conditions while the Milk River Ridge Riders forfeited to the Coaldale Spartans on account of injuries aiid sickness. In the threa games slagcd, the Claresholm Nnnton en- counter turned out to bs the closest in terms of points. Claresholm hostel Nnnton B-0 behind Stu Durochie's touch- down TIIM] Bill Morkin's single rind convert. In the two other high-scoring games, High River Mustangs blasted Picture Buttc Elks 48-0 and the Vulcan Cougars white- washed the St. Mary's War- riors 82-0. Phil Irwin nml Rill McKiilon scored two touchdowns am'oce to lead thr; Cobras while Law rcncc Larson and Gord Flatcruil added a major score each. a 6-2 record, will now ad-1 Spartans earned the right to mce to the league champion- hip against the eastern divi- ion cbajnpion Coaldale Spar- ans. Vulcan will represent the vest since they defeated Clares- lolm in their two meetings this :eason. tile championsliip final as they captured their division title with an impressive 7-0 record. The championship final will be staged Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Henderson ball park. here Saturday and watched as j the Argos built a 16-6 lead in the first three quarters. Then, with less than four minutes remaining, Ottawa quarterback Rick Cassata com- pleted a 60-yard touchdown pass to Hugh Oldham. Gerry Organ converted the touchdown and his single on a missed field goal earlier in the quarter still left Ottawa trailing 16-14. But with less than a minute to play, Cassata set up on a last-gasp, third-down gamble and again hit Oldham for a 60- yard touchdown. On his final score, Oldham leaped high for the pass and was hit by defender Jimmy Dye as he came c'own. But in what Ottawa coach Jack Gotta called "the greatest play I've seen in my 17 years in Cana dian the Rider cciver landed on his feet bounced off defensive bad Dick Thornton and then scam pcred for the score. "He made a fabulous catch, said Thornton, "a hell of catch. amo this Important, we felt vc bad to lake the chance." Jonas took off on Winnipeg's iiird play and scampered for 1 yards to set up the first ma- or score. Before the game was ompleteii. he had carried five imes for 48 yards. But wliile the legs of the Bombers' passing wizard loos- ened up the Edmonton defence, t was still Ills strong arm that earned them to victory. Jonas 'ired four touchdown passes, two to split-end Jim Thorpe who finished with eight recep- tions for 132 yards. Paul Williams and Bob La- rose caught the other touch- down passes tind Mack IJerron scored liis iGlh of the season on one-yard plunge, the only score along the ground. Jonas converted all five and added a field goal. Edmonton quarterback Tom Wilkinson threw two touchdown passes to Don Warrington and another to Bobby Taylor. Dave Cutler converted all three and added a 44-yard field goal. But Wilkinson, praised after the game by the Bomber coach and players for his play selec- tion and field direction, wasn't able to finish the game. RIB INJURED Mike Dirks, playing his sec- ond game for Winnipeg, decked Wilkinson in the fourth quarter, knocking him out of the game Peters sharp LONDON CCP1 star Martin Peters Bob E ngland produced the outstanding individual dis- play in English soccer Saturday when he scored all four goals in Tottenham Hotspur's 4-1 away victory over trouble-lorn JLan- Chester United. United, a one-liine power, is struggling near the bottom of the standings despite spending more than en players in the last year. Veteran Bobby Charlton scored United's goal. Liverpool stayed in first place by one point over Arse- nal, wilh both teams held to draws. 1-ecds United, 2-0 win against Norwich City, which its unbeaten home -ecord when Terry Anderson netted a late goal for a 1-1 re- ult. Arsenal was held to a goal- less draw by Manchester City, at last showing signs of pulling out of its lean spell. Leeds, whose championsliip hopes disappeared when beaten 2-1 by Wolves in their last match last season, gained re- venge Saturday. Leeds got early goals by Eddie Gray and Peter Lorimcr to carry off the points. While Peters TOS sinking Manchester United, his former 1 was caving in on him about the 30-yard line, but li glanced' off me just enough t keep running." RIDERS MOVED WELI, Up to the last four minutes Argos had led the scoring bt Ottawa had the advantage else where, with a net offence of -51 yards and 20 first downs con pared to Toronto's 271 yard and 11 first downs. Cassata gave up one inter- ception while Argo leader Joe Theismann gave away five. Argos scorer) touchdowns on Theisman's four-yard toss t o Mike Eben midway in the first quarter and a 61-yard pass to Eric Allen late in the second. Ivan MacMillan converted both Toronto majors wliile Or- gan also had two converts to go with his 26-yard second-quarter field goal, and two singles. Both sides conceded a safety touch to round out the scoring. Casatta completed 21 of 40 with a rib injury. Edmonton coach Ray Jauch, Lsappointed at missing the irst place that has eluded the since 1957, said "it tough to get that close then "We felt we could pull it out until that last he aid. Back-up quarterback Dave yme took over the Eskimos at nid-field but Peter Hibbins in- ercepted his ninth pass the ear and the Bombers marched lownfield for a field goal. At Regina, the Roughriders were never in trouble against he Alouettcs as the third-place inishers in the West built up a first-quarter lead. LANCASTER HOT Ron Lancaster fired touch- down passes to Bobby Thomp- son, Tom Campana and Bob Pcarce. Jack Abendschan con verted all three and added field goals of 32 and 24 yards. The Riders other two points cami on a safety touch. Montreal got its only points in the second quarter on a 31 yard field goal by George Sprj ngate. George Reed, Saskatchewa fullback, carried 11 times for 7 yards. The carries gave him career total of a profes sional football record. He has 1.030 yards for the season and has surpassed (he l.OOO yard mark for the eighth tim in 10 years. SASKATCHEWAN Dov.ns Yards rushing Yarcis passing Nel offence Pcssei tried Punls-svera5e Fumbles-losl I I BAUN HURTLES TO GET IN PLAY Toronto Moplo leafs' Bob Baun Is about to hurlle downed teammate Saturday evfinin g. Leafs lost o tcugll 3-2 decision to Boiton Bruins in National Hockey League record se Ming weekend. Brains clinib to top Tigers beaten twice MONTAEAL MTL 5ASI 12 93 1 136 276 719 403 10-31 16-37 1 5 .9 310 8-37.6 Fraser had the i nor at_ moved club We3t yniled, showed 'no shortage of firepower as it sharp eye ns lie booted six con- verts along his single touchdown. No scorers arc available in Vulcnn's easy victory. Vulcan, tieci Claresholm for the western division pennant WE ARE NOW AUTHORIZED DEALERS FOR BAUER SKATK ahead 1-1 tic .nto third place helsea, held lo a 1-1 tic by cnishcd Crystal Palace 4-0. Newcastle United. v.'est Flam moved into eighth Peter Cormack headed Liver- s place and kept Palace firmly pool into a first half lead ginned lo last passes for 303 yards against 12 of 27 by for 170 yards. OTTAWA TORONTO IS OTT TOR First downs 20 n Yards rushing 1SS 111 Yards pass i ng 308 CALGARY 23, BRITISH COLUMBIA 3 First Downs Yards rusMng Yards passing Not offeree Passes Intercepficns-vards By THE CANADIAN' PRESS In one weekend, New West- minster Bruins jumped from peo ond last into a tie for first place .in their division of the iV e s t.e r n Canada Hockey League. The had pre- v iousty won only three of 11 games and appeared to reach top fo: :m Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Bnuidon Wheat Kings, leaders of the Eastern Division. They pulled into a tie points in the Western Division with Edmonton Oil Kings with another Sunday when they scored four goals in the first five minutes and went on to defeat Regina Pats 5-1. Tn the other game Sunday. Calgary Centennials beat Medi cine Hat Tigers 4-3. On Saturday, Vancouver Nat. lieat Victoria Cougars 6-1 am Saskatoon blades downed Medi cine Hat Tigers 7-2. Roth of New Westminster'; goals came after the eluh buil up early leads. On Saturda> Die Bruins scored two first-pe riod goals, then hung on to giv Fui 10 i ICM1.7 Net offence Passes rrii Interceptions average losi Penalties- -yards 21---0 13 31 WINNIPEG J8, EDMONTON EOM First downs 76 Yards rushing >35 Yards passing 3" Net cflence 39A Porses tried Regina as Eddie Staniowskl issed routine shots for the rst two New Westminster oals. Both New Westminster vic- 5-.ll 4-12 i We ulio feature ci SKATE SWAP Sharpened New Laces Shinccl Sanitized PAIR QJi APPROX...... Lethbridcja Hondo Centre 1117 1 Avc. S. Ph. 377-8889 Closed Ihuri. ami Fri. till 9 r> m 'Ample Frr.e Parking" Knndson liloivs to 76 Sunday First tour win for Wadkins Brandon its first loss games. Wayne Dye, Marcel Van DeGraff and Vic Mercrnli sur plied- Bruins fire power wliil Brandon replied with tallie from Tobbic Neale and Da McMullen. On Sunday. Mercrecii score. goals, at mid of the opening period. Bob SUunpf and Doug Abrahamscn scored the others in the period. The fifth New Westminster goal scored by Jim Mitchell early in the third period. Mike Wanchuk scored the lone Hegina at cf the first period while the Bruins were shorthanded. Goaltending was o problem LANNV McDON'ALD ories came In road games. In Calgray Sunday, rigM Dan Gare scored two oals for the Centennials as his lub led 1-0 after the first pe- ioci and appeared to have the ame under control with a 3-0 cad after the second after B oal by Mike Clarke. The 'Tigers, however, scored juickly in the third when ny McDonald connected after only 40 seconds and Ed Johnstone added another seven minutes later. Calgary's Mike Rogers re- stored the Centennials's two- 1 lead but Medicine Hat again moved close on a power- play shot hy Brad Anderson in the final minute. On Saturday, the Nats scored two goals in each period for their road-game their fourth straight in the last eight days against the Cougars. Dave Okrainec. Greg Steel, Gordie Stewart, Kiel; Sita, John Dzus and Murray Beck tallied for Vancouver. Frank Hynd- man, with two goals. Terry Ewasiuk and Don Williams were the Victoria marksmen. In Medicine Hat, Bill Laing scored three goals to power the Blades. Dave Ixwis. Don McIxTxi, Bob Bourne and Ralph Klassen addec'. one e.ich tor Saskatoon and Boyd Anderson and l'nd Johnstone replied for the Ti- gers. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Rookie Wadkins, un- daunted by the charging chal- lenge of Arnold Palme? and Jack Nicklaus, scrambled to a two-under-pnr 69 Sunday and and liccamo only the second rookie in history to accumulate more than as a first- ye.ir pro. Canadian Open champion Gay Brewer had a 68 to lake for the chipped to about six feet for a birdie on the ninth hole that put him in holding a one stroke lead ever Palmer. He made a routine par, then had to stand nervously hy as STAMPEDE WRESTLINS TONIGHT! P.M. EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM AT STAKE: KAMATA vs KROFFAT Nagasaki vt Hyrsf Porti vs Fine 6 Bouti 14 TV Wrestlers SI.50 scored his first professional vie- third place at 275. I lory in the Sahara Invitational Mnklans, only or.e stroke out golf tonn.imoiU. of (he lead poing to the final Waclkins, 22, swept past hole, hit one out of iKninds and (Icorpc Kmidson of Toronto anil Ihe next one into a lake as he into first place midway through j took a seven and finished with the final round. a lie bad a total of 11 un- der par OM Ihe yard Sa- hara Nevada Country Club coirre, and won by a single stroke over the bitterly dis- j play only one more lourna- appointed Palmer. merit, the Disney World, this Nicklaus tied with Bob East- wood, who had a fiQ, and fell short of the figure for Irs yew's earnings. He will front of the slniggling Knurison. lne Palmer began Wadkins didn't trail again. his assault. When Wadkins Iwgeyed the i Palmer just off the green tough par-three 10th. his lead Jin two. chipped poorly and diminished lo a staple stroke i a 12-focl birdie putt as over both Palmer and Nicklaus. victory once again eluded him. That set up Ihe Kith as the I "rvc probably finished sec- ve first, he said. Sure. I m dis- ,nlt IVc dis. Palmer, and vvinless for months, also had a G9 and failed to birdie the par-five fi- nal as he blew bis fifth chance lo win Ibis season. Wndkins, who went lo TIIIO Tim At 277 were Lionel Hcbert, John MahaEfey and (leorge Knudson, (he third-round leader who blew to a 711. Mahaffev bad crucial hole. Nicklaus, winner of six li- the U.S. Open appointed before. I probably and Ihe already this season, played the 550-yard I Hc 1nst" on ?t holc "rsl- thj 15tli and 17lh. On the 15th "f could have gotten home with a three wood and an bo said, "but I used a lie hooked his first shot out his pult bit the holc and wouldn't drop. On the 17th he left it one-quarter of an Inch stunt. Knudson canwd M.M1 In Ihe of bounds. The next one tournament. Wayne Vollmcr of a lake and be blew himself out j Vancouver, v.ho had rounds of Korest on an Arnold Palmer n 70 and tlic veteran Hcbert r.9. j of il with a double Ixigcy seven. [71, 72, 71 and Bl for famed scholarship, collected Wadkins, now winner of some 1 Then came Wadkins, still I 6 Cylinder and Small V-8s on Most Cars. 54 O.85 FREE 1NSTAUATION ON All MUFFIEFS OFF ON ALL MUFFLERS MOT COVERED BY SALE INUTE 308 4th St. S. INSTALLATIONS Phone 327-8888 ;