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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, September LETHBRIDGE Juniors triumph 3-2, Trottier scores Oh, oh Hull inj ures left knee CALGARY (CP) Team Canada 74 lost the first game of its eight-day history Sun- day, but club officials were more concerned about Bobby Hull's injured knee. Team Canada, made up of players from the World Hockey Association, lost 3-2 to juniors from the Western Canada Hockey league. Hull, sparkplug of the club since it opened practice Sept. 1, hobbled off the ice late in the second period and return- ed a few moments later. However, he did not play in the third period. Hendrick sharp The Western Canada Junior League All-Stars stopped Team Canada 3-2 due greatly to the netmindirtg of Larry Hendricks. Picture Butte upsets Raymond in Foothills ball Picture Butte Elks upset the applecart in the first weekend of play in the Foothills Football conference when they defeated the Raymond Comets 20-7. The Comets defending league champions, had gone through eight straight games last year, including league play and the playoffs, without a defeat but couldn't handle the fired up Picture Butte team in their season's opener Saturday. In other action on the opening weekend Okotoks Ocelots nipped the Claresholm Cobras 6-5 in a game at Claresholm Friday. Saturday the Vulcan Cougars bombed St. Mary's Warriors 66-6 and the Cardston Cougars mauled the Coaldale Spartans 50-0 in Cardston. Sunday the High River Mustangs and the Nanton Knights met in a high scoring contest at High River with the host club winning 47-21. Hal Nummi galloped for two touchdowns to lead the home standing Picture Butte team to their exciting triumph. John Deak also went over for a major for the Elks while Leroy Wamstucker kicked a single and a convert for the winners. Raymond got their only touchdown from Kent Douglas and Mark Kamatomo booted the convert. The opening game of the conference's season took place Friday in Claresholm with the foot part of football receiving all the stress. Claresholm came out on the short end of the score, with Okotoks 6-5, gaining only two singles from Larry Simpson and one from John Prusac to go with their defensive safety touch. For the winning Okotoks team Brad Leavitt booted two Lethbridge Royals blast Amoco 4-0 The Lethbridge Royals soccer club moved into sole possession of first place in the second division of the Calgary Soccer League Association with a 4-0 win over Calgary Amoco. The locals, who led at half time 2-0. completely dominated the contest. Mike Burla kicked two goals for the Royals while singletons went to John Stropnik and Kaz Akabane. Akabane's goal was a picture effort as he fired it from 30 yards out. at a tough angle, but beat the Calgary netminder. Royal's goalie Abby Weber recorded the shutout. Mike Burla was the outstanding player on the field Cor the locals according to his coach Aldo Nechich. Bill Rab and Bill Dudas also turned in fine performances in a winning cause. The Royals have three games left in their schedule and if they can manage two wins out of the three they will advance to the league's first division next season. Red Deer, Calgary Sabres and Amoco are the clubs the Royals must face. The division two standings are as follows: OhrWenll W T L F A PTS leihbridge Royals 9 0 2 39 37 IS Calgary Sabres 7 2 4 24 16 Calgary Amoco 7 1 3 31 16 1S Calgary CWnooks 7 1 3 30 23 15 Red Deer........6 3 3 M 15 Calgary Wrings H 3 7 J3 34 5 2 6 16 31 4 Csljtary Casuals 2 OH 16 44 4 singles and Willie Reck kicked a field goal and a single. Vulcan took advantage of their home field in blasting St. Mary's 66-6. Les Rhodes was the hero of the game, blasting across for five touchdowns while Mike Dueden scored two. Rounding out the Vulcan scorers with a touchdown a piece were Mark Stoddard, Tim Fath and Bill Bucholtz. Stoddard was also good on six converts. The lone St. Mary's touchdown came from Mike Day Chief. Cardston's 50 point outing in blanking Coaldale was spread out among five players. Don Yuill and Ralph West both scored two touchdowns with singletons going to Jon Remington, Ken Leavitt and Craig Miller. Remington and Yuill divided the converts between them. Sunday High River Mustangs got their 47 points from Paul Blayney with four touchdowns, Ross Merkel with two majors. Craig Sprangler with one touchdown and five converts. For the Nanton Knights it was Art Delamare. Tom McMasters and Boyd McMasters with one touchdown apieve plus a one and a two point convert from Boyd McMasters. The next league action is slated for Sept. J3 with Cardston at Raymond and Okotoks at Nanton. On the 14th Picture Butte travels to Coaldale and Claresholm is at Vulcan. St. Mary's and High River will clash on the 15th. Following are the standings in the two divisions: FOOTHILLS FOOTBALL STANDINGS VtetOMMon W L F Vuteen Cougars.....1 0 High River Muslangsl 0 Okotoks Ocelots 1 0 CJarestsolm Cobras 0 1 St. Marys Warriors 0 1 Narnon XoigMs___ 01 DhrMon Carjjslon Cougars 1 0 2 50 0 Picwre Bulte Sks 1C 2 20 7 Raymond Cornets ..01 0 7 20 Ooatdale Spartans 0 1 0 0 SO A 2 66 6 2 47 21 265 CSC 0 6 66 0 21 47 W Achieves Distinction or Being Named "Salesman of the Month" for August MURRAY BULLOCK Deny Chewuiet Gidsmobile is pleased to announce that Murray Bullock has been named Salesman of the Month for August. 1974. Exceptional safes ability and service to his customers has resulted in Murray receiving this distinction several times this year. BOY CHEVROLET OLDSM08ULE MMnGaragt end Showroom OK SupemiaHtel Lot PHONE 329-1101 Dr. Gerry Wilson said Hull had aggravated an old injury to his left knee. Hull said he is certain to play Sept. 17 in the first game of Team Canada's eight-game series with Russia. The series begins in Quebec City and ends March 6 in Moscow. Hull was hurt when he col- lided with a junior defenceman and the pair fell at one end of the rink while Don Ashby scored the first junior goal at the other end. Repeating that the scores in this five-game exhibition series are unimportant, Team Canada coach Billy Harris said he will discontinue much of the experimenting that marked the first three games. "I can't say enough in praise of the said Harris. "With their rein- forcements, they're a great hockey club." Most prominent again were rookies Dennis Sobchuk and Pat Price, who signed with WHA clubs after illustrious junior careers. Harris said there is no provision to take any juniors into the Russia series unless there is injury or illness "or unless we change our policy." He would not elaborate but manager Bill Hunter said the final make-up of the team will be discussed again after the exhibition series ends. Throughout the final period of the hard-fought contest, a crowd estimated at in the Stampede Corral cheered every move by the juniors and booed some of the pros. Primary targets were Gor- die Howe, who received a rousing ovation when introduced before the game, and Jim who restrained himself from fir- ing a right hand while roughing with John Phillips near the end of the game. Harrison made the score close for Team Canada when he tipped in a shot with remaining in the third period. Andre Lacroix scored the opening goal for Team Canada which had 7-2 and 6-5 victories in the first two games. Ashby and Bryan Trottier scored for the juniors in the second period. Dale McMullin broke away to beat Don McLeod for the winner while Harrison and Phillips were off for roughing. All three junior goals were scored against McLeod. Gerry Cheevers was a standout dur- ing the opening 30 minutes. For the third game in a row, the juniors received excep- tional netminding. Larry Hendrick blocked 33 shots while Cheevers and McLeod shared 21 saves. The game almost erupted in the third period after Mike Walton was hauled down from behind on a breakaway. A few moments later, Rick Ley was banished for slashing. WCHL ALL-STARS 3 TEAM CANADA 2 First No scoring. Penalties Maxwell Long Hodgson Harrison Second Pvriod 1. Team Canada. Lecroix (McKenzie) All Stars. Ashby (Bucyk. Arndt) 3. All Stars, Trottier (Sobchuk. B. Schmyr) Penalties McKenrie Webster Third Pwtod 4. All Stars. McMullin 5. Team Canada. Harrison (Walton) Penalties: Marty Howe Ley G. Howe Phillips Amdt Harrison. Phillips Harazny Shots on goal by: Team Canada 10 10 All Stars 8 9 Santoni at the plate Calgary Burns saw plenty of George Santoni over the weekend both on the mound and at the plate. Miners fall just short in bid C" to grab Calgary league honors By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer From all appearances, it is a pretty fair calibre of fastball that is played in the Calgary- Major Men's Fastball League. Just ask the Lethbridge Miners. Although the Miners took the provincial senior fastball crown and represented Alberta in the Canadian finals recently, they were unable to take their league title, losing 2-1 in extra innings to the Calgary Burns Shamrocks in Trevino wins AKRON, Ohio (AP) Lee Trevino beat Gary Player with a par on the seventh sudden-death playoff hole second hole of the claimed the first prize in the World Series of Golf. The playoff went through five holes before being stopped by darkness Sunday and resumed at 8 a.m. MDT today. Both Player, the little South African who won the 1974 Masters and British Open titles, and PGA champion Trevino birdied the par-four 14th hole today. Trevino holed out from 40 feet and Player scored from 12. On the 15th, a long par three. Player bunkered his tee shot and Trevino was 30 feet behind the hole. Player came out to 15 feet. Trevino got down in two and Gary missed the putt that would have extended the playoff. the deciding game of the playoff finals at Dave Elton Park Sunday. Mind you, the locals didn't go down without a fight. After dropping the first game of the series by a 2-1 count Saturday, they came back for a 4-2 triumph Sunday to force the third and final game. In that final, George San- toni, pitching his third contest in 24 hours, shut out the Shamrocks for eight and two thirds innings before the visitors put together a triple, and error, a walk and a single for their only two runs of the game. The Miners almost made the comeback in the bottom of the frame when Mitch Mychasiuk singled and was driven in by Dan Santoni's tri- ple with no one out. However, the Shamrocks got two out when Garth Lamb flied to right field and Hank Huva cut down Santoni at home plate with a beautiful throw. John Speck was the big man for Calgary in the final, getting credit for the win on the mound, and blasting out a pair of doubles at the plate. He held the Miners to seven hits and struck out seven. The Shamrocks got only four hits off Santoni, who came up with an outstanding performance in a losing cause. He also shone at the plate, poking out a single in each of his three times at bat. In the first game Sunday, the Miners took a 3-1 lead when they scored a pair of runs in the third inning, and held on for the 4-2 triumph. Santoni refused to allow a hit in the final four innings and gave up only five in all while striking out six. Larry Tratch had a double while Santoni had a pair of singles to lead the Miner at- tack on loser Dale Hefrick. Five other Miners had singles. Ken Johnston belted a home run and a single for the Shamrocks. Johnston scattered just five hits for the victory Saturday night, in which the visitors staged a late inning rally to overcome a one run deficit. Trailing 1-0 going into the sixth frame, the Shamrocks tied the score when John Speck blasted one over the fence, and then scored the winner on a pair of doubles in the seventh. STEREO PHOTO 419 5th St. S. Phone 328-6661 SAVENOW! on high performance CAR STEREOS T-l superior Manchester City salvages a tie LONDON (CP) Manchester City scored twice in the last 28 minutes to salvage a 2-2 tie with lowly Coventry Saturday but still slipped a notch in the English League's First Division. Manchester City, which had frecn tied with Ipswich and EverloB lor second place, dropped to third after the tie wrilh Coventry, (he only winlcss team in the division. Ipswich beat Everton 1-0 and was atone in second after the first six games of the schedule. Phil Boersma scored three times in the first half as I-iverpowl remained the only unbeaten team in the division, thrashing lowly Tottenham Holspur 5-2. Goals by Brian Coventry and Colin Stein gave Coventry an early 2-0 lead. Rodney Marsh and Alan Oakes scored in the last 20 minutes salvage the draw for Manchester City. Boersma, who scored twice against Chelsea last week after signing a new contract, walked out on the team last season when he was not nam- ed 32th man for the F.A. Cup final Enriyn Hughes and Ray Kennedy scored the other Liverpool goals. Steve Ferryman and Martin Olivers were the scorers for Tottenham, last in the division. dive Woods, who had come in nine minutes earlier to re- place Inc injured David John- son, scored in the 30lh minute for Ipswich, spoiling Ever- ton's unbeaten record. Birmingham City picked up iJ.s first win of Ihe year, scor- ing a surprise victory against Queen's Park Rangers on a goal by Joe Gallagher. 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