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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERA1D 10. 1971 NECK AND NECK Jockey Garlh Carter, 17, of Princelon, B.C., gol Ihe ride of his life at a racetrack on the Kamloops Indian reserve. The saddle slipped and he rode (he mount 500 yards clinging to its neck before dropping off at the first turn. Photo- finish camera cajght the action as the field passed the first time. Carter suffered a leg sprain but returned to ride later in the day. World Si'i'ii's ol AKRON. Ohio (APi U's supposed Lo be a tour-man confrontation, this World Se- ries of Golf, bin actually it's Jack Nicklaus vs. Lee Trevino with a supporting cast of two. Nicklaus and Trevino. eas- ily the two dominant figures in professional golf today, go for 36 holes tor a prize starting Saturday with Charles Coody and Bruce Crampton also in (lie running. "I think people will be inter- ested in seeing me and Jack go head-lo-head." the out- going Trevino said. "But don't forgel lhal (here's two olhcr guys out there who can win it.'. ''I'm probably the shortest hitter here, among tfce fair of us. And that can be tough on this course." The course for this. UHli World Series of Golf is the Firestone Country Club course, a par-70 layout that most of the tciuing pros consider one of the half-dozen toughest m this country. There are only two par fives on it. one of Ihem the 62i-yard 16lh. known as Tlie Monster, Miller holds slim lead COLUMBUS. Gil IAP) John Miller holed a M-fooL eagle pull on Ihe 18lh hole Thursday and took the first round lead in the S100.000 Southern Open golf tournament. The young Californian's G5 gave him a two-stroke edge over Momero Blancas, Caesar Steiiudo and .Mike Reasor. The par-70 Green Island County Country dull course is yards of pure putting meanness. Only 21 players man- aged to beat par on what u-ould I normally he considered a shorl j golf course. Thirteen more were ai even par. including defending cham- 1 pion Mason Rudolph. EXPORTA REGULAR AND KINGS ol HIE par fours go -150 yards or mort. "It mighL be jusL a little too long for said Trevino Hie Super ivlio jumbled the format for tins tournament. The lineup calls for the four competitors Lo 6e made up o[ the winners of Lhe four major PGA championships. Ihe U.S. and British Opens, Ihe Mas- ters and Lhe PGA. Tlie 31-y r n r -o 1 d Mcklaus won Ihe PGA. Coociy, a hand- some, rangy Texan, took the Master. Trevino o n the American National champion- ship and Lhe flritisn Open. The next alternate was sup- posed lo be the Canadian open champion Bul Trevino won lhat one. loo. So they wen! lo Ihe second aileiT.sLe. the Western Open tillist. Cramptcn. He has credentials, loo The veteran from Australia lias won 10 titles on Lhc American lour, is one of Ihe lop eight. all-Lime leading money win- ners in Uie game. BnL attention will he ccnLred on Trevino-Nioklaus, Lhe same combo lhat hcokcd up in a playoff for Lhc U.S. open title. Trevino won by Lhree sLrokes, then made thai a springboard for his sweep of Lhe Canadian and British LiLles. He has won Lwo otter championships and 5197.000 this season. Nicklaus has won four times Lliis year and ranks as Lhe leading money winner with more than S207.000. And he plays this course as though he owns it. In 5G competitive rounds at Fircslone, he has won more Lhan S288.000, an average of more than every time he tees it up. KING CHRYSLER-DODGE 3rd AVE. AND 1 Ith ST. S., LETHBRIDGE PHONE 328-9271 YEAR END SAVINGS ON ALL 1971 MODELS BRAND NEW! NO. KC95 1971 DEMON 340 2-DOOR. Green V-8, PS., P.B., R Rally wheels. Reg. 4228.00. NOW NO. 1971 POLARA CUSTOM 2-DOOR H.T. Tawny Gold. V-8, A.T. P.S. P.B. R. Reg. 4855. NOW............... NO. KCI05 1971 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 4-DOOR. Walnut. 383. A.T., P.5., P.B., R. Regular 5372.00. NOW NO. KC3 NO. KC92 NO. KC7J DEMONSTRATORS! 1971 DART 4-DOOR. Blue, 225, 6 cyl. A.T., R. Regulor 3594.00. NOW................. 1971 CHARGER 2-DOOR H.T. Bronze. 318. A.T., P.S., P.B., R. Regular 4545.00. NOW 1971 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 2-DOOR H.T. Gold. 383 AT., 4229'00 P.S., P.B., R. Regular 5426.00. NOW 3859'00 4169'00 2899M JiL WE CARE! Caiiiidiens ojten camp Saturday Motivation key factor says Bowman MONTREAL (CD Mont- real Canacliuns open their J971-72 National Hockey League training camp here Saturday and Scotty Bowman, the new coach of the defend- ing Stanley Cup champions, already has a fair idea what one of his main tasks will he. "Over 711 Raines, you've got to keep your players moti- Bowman said in an interview. "The coach's job is to hold their interest in j hockey. "He's got to get lo file root of any problems and not try to avoid Ihem. The coach must make decisions and the players must have supreme confidence in him." Bowman, 37. a bilingual Montreal native, is returning to the Montreal organization after four years as coach and general manager r.' St. Louis Blues. He succeeds Al MacNeil, a much-maligned man during his five-month stint as coach here. MacNeil resigned last summer to take over as gen- eral manager and coach of tile American Hockey League Nova Scotia Voyagcurs. The Voyageui's were moved to Halifax in MacNeil's native Nova Scotia from Montreal for the coming season. MacNeil look over the Cana- diens' job last Dec. 3 from Claude RueL, who in turn had been subject to scathing criti- cism by the fans here and the media. DEMAND A WINNER "M o n t r e a 1 fans demand w i n n i n Bowman said. "They're used to it. I can't say they were all that tough on Claude or Al. I don't ex- pect them to be nice to me if the team is not doing well, but I'm confident they'll be fair." At any rate, Bowman feels that Montreal, third-place fin- ishers in the NHL's East Divi- sion last season behind Boston Bruins and New York Rangers, should have a sue- cesslul year. "Goalkecping and defence have been the strong points on this team for Ihe past eight years and we should have it he said. "We don't have a lot of vet- eran players so the onus will be on Henri Richard. Frank Mahovlich, J. C. Trrmblay, Terry Harper and Jacgues Laoerrierc. If will be impor- tant for them lo lead the team. "Then the final analysis will he for the younger players lo reach their potential. Yvan Cournoyer is reaching super- star status, while Peter Ma- hovlich and Jacques Lcmaire are coming into their prime. Guy Lapointe, Rejean Houle and Tardif arc expected to improve. ''There's a plus in the re- lurn of Serge Savard. The re- purls on his leg arc- very en- couraging. When he's right lie's tops in the league." BROK1S l.lil'T LUG S'avard broke his left leg in a game here last Jan. M against Toronto Maple Leafs, ft was Ihe second time in 10 months he had broken the same leg. Bowman feels that a key In his team's continued success will be an improvement on de- fence. "I'm not thinking of playing defensive hockey, but a big thing will be to cut down on goals-against. Last season five clubs had less goals scored on them than Cana- diens and it reflected in the standings." He said goalie Ken Dryden proved himself late last sea- son and in the playoffs and expccls him to start the way he finished. Dryden was the Conn SmyLhe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs when be appeared in all 20 of Montreal's post-season games. "Rogalien Vacbon's record speaks for Bowman said. "He didn't have a good season, bul he's a pretty sound 20-year-old goalie." Nine goallcnders, ]G de- fencemcn and 3D forwards will report Saturday. Among the forwards will be former Quebec Junior A Hockey League star Guy Lafleur from Quebec Remparls. The 20- year-old Lafleur was the No. 1 pick in the NHL amateur draft last June. Bowman feels that Latleur, a ISO-goal man with the Ram- parts last season, has a good chance to make his club. Will they still find Olympia? The game of hockey sells itself Nicklaus versus Trevino? DETROIT (AP) "The game sells there is a No. 9 or No. Gordie Howe said somewhat unconvinc- "The tickets will be sold wlietlicr I'm there or not." But whether Olympia Stadium 1 is filled for every Detroit Hcd Wings game or no I. the place j never be Lhe same. No, 9 is gone. Howe has retired. ''I like to use the word retired rather than he said. His retirement was formally announced Thursday, although Howe said publicly Wednesday that he was retiring after 25 years in the National Hockey wiili Detroit. Team owner and president Bruce Norris has named Lhe 43- Howe a vice president in Lhe organization, a job which Howe said "is based on a life- lime agreement.1' "I've got it as long as 1 want.'1 He liad a year left on a three year, contract. That year "is kicked out Lhe he said, adding that now he will be working for "considerably Jess." More than 300 p e r s o n s jammed Die Olympia Room i lounge for the official announce- ment at B luncheon. At the head table with Howe and his wife, Colleen, were Norris. Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL. I 1 Ned Harkness, Wings general- manager, coach Doug Barkley i and several other special guests. Immediately in front of them 1V.1S a table ivilh Howe's chil- dren and hrolhcrs and another with notable hockey figures in- cluding Sid Abel, former coach and general-manager of Wings now coach of St. Louis Blues; Bill Gadsby, ex-Detroit coach and Ted Lindsay, former star with Howe and Abel on the famed Wings' Production Line- Telegrams from President Richard Nixon and Michigan Gov. William Milliken were read, as well as a proclamation from Detroit Mayor Roman Gribbs. CAMPBELL GLOOMY j It was difficult to tell whether tears were welling up in Camp- bell's eyes or they were glisten- ing because of the television lights. He could not hide his gloom and undoubtedly echoed the sentiments of millions of i hockey fans when he said: i j "Inevitably it will be treated as a sad day It is a sad day. i in the history of hockey has there been such an obvious and dramatic Toss Hockey can never repay its debt i of graiitude to Gordie Howe." Howe was dressed in a blue- j gray knit suit with flared pants, a pale blue shirt and blue and white tie. Basically shy, IK seemed al ease despite lelcvi-1 sion cameras in front of him, j plus microphones and a I tape recorders, It was NVirris who introduced Howe, first (uming towards him and saying: "I think it's unuec- i essary for mo to tell you what you've done for this organiza- tion and for hockey." Then he added: "He is al- ready wilh our life insurance company. But also now he is n vicc-presidcnl of our organiza- tion, and as such I'd like lo wel- come you to all our problems." "I'm a calm individual hut I'm nervous as hell right Howo said, not sounding nerv- ous at all. 1 IP looked and hand- some, not like a ni'ir. who has had all his teeth knocked oul and an astimnlcd 300 stitches taken in his face over his fabled qiiartcr-of-a-ccnlury career. In that time he set innumerable records, 2fi of which still slmid. The Floral, native, who nov lives in I he Del roil suburb of Lalhrup Village, was Ilio league's most valuable player six limes and its top scorer six times. He was on the all-star first or second a total of 21 times. He had several reasons for re- tiring. One was IhaL game stopped being and part jf that was due to an arthritic left wrist. Also, his mother, who died recently, had asked him Lo retire. Howe said he first considered retiring "four or five years ago when I came up ivith a bad year." He had just about made up Western Eight opens Saturday A full slale of five games ar? on tap Saturday as tile West em-Eight High School Football League kicks off its 1971 sea- son. The 10-tcam league, in its fourth year of operation, plays a nine-man version of Cana- dian football allowing schools of smaller enrolment the oppor- tunity of playing the game. The 10 schools compete in a round- robin schedule that comes to a close Oct. 30. Four teams open new 1971 season The defending champion LCI Rams will face the Winston Churchill Bulldogs in Ihe 1971 Southern Alberta High School Football League opener at the Henderson ball park at 8 p.m. tonight Meanwhile in Medicine rial Ihe McCoy Colls and the Medi- cine Hal High Mohawks will also do battle in the opening night. Their contest is scheduled for p.m. Action will continue Saturday with the remaining two teams in (he neu six learn confer- ence seeing action for the first time this season. The Catholic Central Cougars, the pennant winners last sea- son will take on the Crescent Hcighls High School of Medi- cine Hat at 0 p.m. at the Hen- derson Ball park. his mind for certain last April 3. "I scored my last goal here in Detroit against Howe recalled, referring to a goal at of the second period April 3 against (lie Black Hawks. "Nobody knew it, but I took that puck and gave it to Colleen and said this is the puck from try last goal." "I could play one more year and would probably play very he said. "Why should I play one more year in which I could imdo everylhing from the His Colleen was at his side by I his time because, "I'm not, going to sland Howe said grinning, "A winner cures he said. ''1 have a winner in my arms. I think the winning deci- sion was lo give it up now." Last year's league cham- pions, Picture Butte 'Elks, will head the list of teams this year. Joining the Elks will be Cardslon Cougars, S't. Mary's Warriors, rtaymond Comets, Milk River Ridgeriders, Kate Andrews Sparlans of Coaldale, Nanton Knights, Vulcan Cou- gars, Clarcsholm and High River. Elks open their home sched- ule against Cardston Cougars while Cardston St. Mary's travels to Clarcsholm. Spartans will play host lo Nanlon Vulcan travelling lo Raymond. The fifth Saturday game will see Milk River entertained by High River. All games in the Western-1 Eight League are aflernoon en-1 counters with .darting limes two o'clock. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES AMERICAN LEAGUE Easl W 1 Baltimore .....B7 Dclroil .....79 75 New York. Wflshinglon Cleveland SB 55 Wcsi PCI. .630 3 .556 B7 .387 3-1 67 76 .469 73' 65 75 420 29 Pee Wees hit ice for firsl time Cal Dickson lias been named i coach oT the LeLhbridge Minor! Hockey Association Pee Wee j Reps. The new coach will put his charges through their initial workout Saturday afternoon al at Adams Ice Centre. The afternoon session is open to any Pee Wee age boys wishing to play this winter. Meanwhile the Juvenile War- j riors will have their first prac- tice SVinday evening al Adams at while lonight the Midgcl Elks stage a workout at seven o'clock. I Milwaukee TODAY'S GAMES Minncscla Blyleven (13 15) fll Oak- land Oclcm (10 10) N Milwaukee Lock wood (9-15) al Cali- fornia Meiaerimilh (15-13) fJ Chicago Bradley (13-17) at Kansas City Splillorfl (7-7) N Bostcn Pelers (13-10) al Detroit Lo- licd (3310) N Bosnian (11-13) al Bal- timore Cuellar (17-8) N THURSDAY'S RESULTS Milwaukee ooo ooo no i s i California 000 ODD 102 3 S 1 Parsons, Weaver (0-1) (12) and Por- tcr; Murphy, LaRocJie Allen Fisher (10-6) (13) and Slcphenson, Tor- Ijory HRs: Cal -Parker Bosion 130 000 1 Octroi! 301 010 A B D Lonbcrq (8-7) and Joscnhson; Gil- brelh, Nirjkro <1) LVhillock (0-0 C6J B) Dencliy (B) and Freehan. i Washington 000 100 2 6 0 i Baltimore 001 001 n t 1 McLain (fl 19) Cox (7) Riddleberger (7) Pina (B) and Billings; Palmer (18-7) and Hondricks HRs: McCrnw (71- Ball-P., Robinson (22) Johnson NATIONAL LEAGUE Easl W L Per. GBL 72 49 .511 Del-Jones Los Antjdc Atlanta Cincinnati 71 .573 .5.12 .500 .-190 .6? 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