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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta J4 IFTHSSIDOI HMAID Friday, U, Bruce Nonis of Detroit makes announcement New hockey league a dream come true LONDON (CP) Bruas Nor- ris, owner ol Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, hns decided to realize a two- year dream by bringing profes- sional hockey lo Europe. "The potential here is the president of (lie pvivalely- owned Norris Grain Co. told re- porters Thursday as he an- nounced establishment of a five country Swiss registered European Ice Hockey League. He .said he hoped to entice a number of Canadian players lo help form the British team wlu'ch will play against teams from Sweden, Finland, Switzer- land and West Germany begin- ning in October, 1373. Each team will play CO games. Plans unveiled here call for [ho European winner to play the victorious NIIL team in an Clemente certain Pirates will clinch first place By THE ASSOCIATED PIIESS Now that Pittsburgh Pirates ore 15 games ahead of the pack, Roberto Clemente will go out on a limb. He thinks his team will win League East. "I think we'll clinch the National said Clemente after socking Lwo hits to lead the Pirates over runner-up Chicago Cubs 5- ANDY CAPP SHE FORGOT T MAKE ME PROMISE TO ACT Bulldogs face CCHS Cougars Southern Alberta football en- thusiasts will have a chance to watch as many fooball games as they want lo on Lhc weekend. With the two southern Albcr- a high school football leagues under way, some eight games will be staged each weekend for at least two months. In Southern Alberta High School Football League action tonight, the Catholic Central Cougars will host the Winston Churchill Bulldogs Bt the Hen- derson ball park while the Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute will travel to Medicine Hat to play the Cresent Heights Vikings. The Medicine Hat McCoy Colls and Medicine Hat Mo- hawks will also hit the field in the Gas City tonight. The Bulldogs and Cougars picked up victories In their league openers last weekend and the Iwo teams should pro- vide plenty of excitement in their encounter tonight. The Bulldogs edged Ihe Colls 10-0 while the Cougars slipped past the Rams 4-3. Tonight's contest will get under way at eight o'clock. Meanwhile the Foothills ball Conference will stage five games Saturday. Coaldale Spartans will host the Claresholm Cobras, High River travels to St, Mary's, Cards ton faces the Ridge Rid- ers in Milk River and Hie Ray- mond Comets meet the Elks in Picture Butte. 2 Thursday. "If we don't do it in St. Louis, I think we'll do it in New York." It's a good bet that the runa- way Pirates will win their third straight division pennant in ono of those tsvo cities within the next week or so. Any com- bination of Pittsburgh victories or Chicago losses totalling three will secure a title for the Pirates. NEAItS Clemente himself zeroed In on a personal magic the career hit level. "The way he's swinging, he'll have in three or four said Pittsburgh Man- ager Bill Virdon. "And the way we've been playing, that's about all it will take us to clinch Ihe title. Clemente collected eight hits as the Pirates swept a three- game series from their closest competitors and now is 14 away from the plateau. In Thursday's other National League games, Houston Astros defeated San Diego Padres 10-6 and St. Louis Cardinals turned back Montreal Expos 6-2. Only two games were played in the American League Thurs- day night, Milwaukee Brewer nipped Cleveland Indians 4r3 in 15 innings and California An gels beat Texas Rangers 4-0. KNOCKED FROM BOX Whining pitcher Bob Moose gave up only three Chicago hits jeforc Ixjuig literally knocket out of the box. Moose left th ame in the seventh uinin when Jose Cardenal ripped single off the pitcher's righ land. Ramon Hernandez fin ished for the Pirates. The Astros kept their flicl cring hopes alive in the N West. They picked up a half game on Cincinnati and trail the Reds by seven games Trailing 5-0 in the top of til third inning, the Astros cam back with six runs in their ba Don't Miss Out On The in a rally Helms keyed by Tomm Rich Chiles. Ea< of YAMAHA CYCLE In Their New Premises At 1519 3rd Ave. South (Next Door To The New Market) SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 Be Sure To Enter Your Name On The FREE DRAW FOR THE YAMAHA 125 cc TWIN knocked in two runs with sin glcs. Tlie rally pinned Steve Arlra wth his 20th loss of the season STOPS EXPOS Bob Gibson notched his 161 victory with a seven-hitter lead St. Louis over Montreal. "I think I can get 20 wins th said Gibson, started out the year with fi' straight losses. "But it depenc on how many more starts have." George Scott raced horn with the winning run wh< Cleveland catcher Jerry Mosi threw wild past third on a pic off attempt in the 15th inning give Milwaukee its ov the Indians. The marathon i fair lasted four hours and minutes. inual world championship. cm-is said ho hopes to have Iks wilh th; Russians and the zcchs, seeking their participa- on some way in Ihe cliampion- lip playoffs. John (Bimny) Ahearne, prcsi- ent ot the International Ice NEW LEAGUE Bruce Norris, owner of the Detroit Ited Wings of the Nalional Hockey League, announced today the formation of the European Professional Hock- ey League. Wings lose 18 players to WHA POKT HURON, Mich. (CP) Detroit Red Wings started .raining Thursday for the 1K2- 73 National Hockey League sea- son, but not before a nose count showed 18 players are missing and gone to the rival World Hockey Association, Goalie Al Smith, who jumped to the WHA's New England Whalers, was the most notable among the missing. Others gone to (be WHA from Ihe Red Wing organization were mostly minor leaguers: Ab McDonald, Bill Sutherland, Bob Falkenburg, Tom Gilmore, Rob Gulnden, Dick Paradise, Bill Hicke, Boss Perkins, Craig Reichmuth, Ralph Hopiavuori, Tom Martin, Ron Walters, Bob Wall, Dan Johnson, Pierre Guile, Hick Sentes and Larry Mavety. The Wings have a total of 53 players in training camp. Oth- ers still eipecled to report In- clude forwards Marcel Dionne, Mickey Redmond and Red Berenson and defenceman Gary Berman, all of whom are serving with Team Canada in the current Canada-Russia ex- hibition series. Forward Brian Conacher also is travelling with Team Canada as a television commentator. The Wing's first exhibition game will be here against St. Louis Blues Sunday. Hockey Federation, told The Canadian Press he doesn't in- tend to try to slop Norris, who promised that his European league would help all Ihe Eu- ropean amateur hockey feder- ations to build up pools of play- ers from which the professional teams can draw. Aheame noted thai London, centre for the proposed British professional team, has only one viable hockey arena, Wembley, which is used [or ice skating shows part of the winter. PI AN TO BUILD ARENA Norris said that while dis- cussions are under way with Wembley officials to use the Empire Pool for the planned 30 home games during the Initial reason, his group Is negotiating to build a new, multi-purpose London arena which may be ready in two years if the deal is completed. Associated with the 48-year- old American in the new ven- ture Is his company vice-presi- dent, Joseph Besch, who will be Icmporary president of Ihe league, and another Norris man, John Zicglcr, a lawyer and Red Wings vice-president. fVorris said he didn't expect the British team would be made up entirely of Canadian players but there will be posi- tions for a number of (hem. Besch, in a separate inter- view, said initially the British team "may be almost 100-por- cent Canadian." He said he didn't expect they would be su- per-stars but wmild be highly professional, "We are also prepared to CHANGING FACE OF 77? If you g-je ssed Dove Keon of the Toronto Maple Leafs, you're right. Keon announces, right, thai he has signed a mulli-year contract wilh Leafs. Picture at the loft is Keon in 1965 and the cenlre shows him as he looked in 1970. Keon started wilh Ihe Leofs in 1960-61. (CP Wirephoto) Clancy hopes to get Parent back Keon returns to Leafs CRUSADEMS INK CLEVELAND (AP) Cleve- land Crusaders of the World Hockey Association announced Thursday the signing of ininor- leapie players John Hanna and Ray Aduono. FEATURE VALUE OF THE WEEK 1971 FORD LTD 4 DOOR SEDAN, V-8 automatic, power itwring, power brakei, radio, light green bottom with dark green vinyl roof................ '3895 1718-3rd..AVE. S. PHONE 377-5763 draft Canadian and American players into the Wesl German and Swiss said Besch. "The other Iwo countries (Finland and Sweden) should be able lo look after them- selves. There are regis- tered hockey players in Sweden and in Finland, -and they should have no difficulty find- ing enough taletil." ESTIMATES COST Besch estimated the new Lon- don arena, when completed, would cost about million. He declined to disclose the ex- act London location under nego- tiation. Initially each learn would In- vest about Including a franchise fee and cost of train- ing and building up players to professional status. Each team would play 60 games a season, 30 at home and 30 away from home. Norris hopes that even- tually the number ol teams in the league will increase. A number of Canadians played -semi professional hockey here in post-war years but the game failed lo sustain spectator interest in Britain, which Is more aturied to soc- cer, rugby and cricket. The major question among observ- ers is whether Norris will be able to allract big crowds to the hockey stadiums. Asked whether he intends to invite the new World Hockey Association into the champion- ship playoffs, Norris said at first that this league "hasn't proved operable." Later he said he doesn't intend "to shut out World hockey" the door might be opened to that organ- ization. However in his formal state- ment Issued to the press, Nor- ris said the world championship will be between the NHL cham- pions and the European cham- pions. There was no mention of any other league. Don V. Ruck, NHL vice-presi- dent, said In a telephone inter- view from St. Louis that there "has never been any doubt In the minds of NHL people that professional hockey would be played on an international basis." "The only question, really, has been when it will be said Ruck. TORONTO (CP) Captain Dave Keon has returned to To- ronto Maple of the Na- tional Hockey League saying he was unable to come (o terms with Ottawa Nationals In the ri- val World Hockey Association. The Leafs announced Keon's signing today but general man- ager Jim Gregory refused to disclose terms of the contracl. "Wo are not Rci'ng to disclose any of the said Gregory, "but I can say It's a multi-year contract." The signing ended fair months of back-and-forth dis- cussions among Keon and his lawyer, Mike Elik, the Nation- als and the Leafs. Keon confirmed earlier re- ports that he had signed a let- Race results CALGARY [CP) Race results from Victor-Fa ParV Thursday: FIRST claiming, 3-year-olds, Canal I a Rocky (Bai 7.30; Klondike Dave rohy) 5.70 3.3i _ (Kipling) 2.50; Able Bird (Phelan] 2.50. Time: 3-J. Tole Johnny, Spangled D Amour El Cabalfo Grande, Sfslcr Quid, Blin SaHl also ran. SECOND claiming 3-year-olds, furlwigs. Kelly H (Levlne) M.PO V.OO 7.00; Has Ye Back (Shields) 4.60 4.70; Dwlin Hear! (RVcrofl) i.W. i's Mistake, Specfa Silent Stream oy. Norn Meteor, (Levlne) B 60 4.00 3.30 Stock, My DAILY DOUBLE: 177.50 THIRD Claiming, 3 furlongs. Mr. Wu If I Were King (Hedge) 4.SQ 3.70; Jus lln's Prince (Wiseman) Time: 4-5. Slfenl Fore it, Weil Roy el Drag, Do A, Nor also ran. QUINELLAl 120.70 FOURTH -t-yfar-oJdj u, miles. Whlrlagale (Phelan) 4.20 3.90 7.40 Nlpiwtn (Shields) 2.W; Bill! Cherl (Combs) 4.00. Time: Royal Traffic, Lady's Trip, Bounllful, Grey Cup Star, Viva Hope also ran. FIFTH 31.500, claiming, X-year-oldj and up 7 furlongs. Careless Sun (Morris) 4.40 3.30 2.7D TaJlyho Joe (Combs) 10.50 5.40; Silk Page (Ktpflng) 1.90. Time: 1-i. Jean's Goldle, Burgundy Lass, Ri Jah County, Pay Your Bill, Earl C Richmond also ran, EXACTOR: IH.10 SIXTH claiming, X-year-olds and 7 furlongs. River Hawk (Barroby) (.40 3.SO 330 Fleet Sickle Mncfa) 3.50; Ang County (Shields) i.OO. Time: rMJss Terete F, Friendly Guy, Am ber Day, Jake The Rake, Love Su cesi also ran, SEVENTH claiming, 4-year olds and u 7 furlongs. Law Bois (Birroby) i.30 Racerlflc (McCauley) S.70 4.30; Brigadier (SancneO 2.M. Tlf More sport on page 5 1 3-5. ic Tommy, Nlolob, Fleels Ru EIGHTH elalmfng, 4-yoar-oTdi and u miles. Sooo Enuff (NorrFs) 4.20 37 Silk Buttons (Krplmg) 75.10 SVipper Tan 3.70. Time: 2-S. WBK Wing, Slwe, War Brfdle, Joh Cyclops, Phil also ran. OUINELLA: 11S1.M Other itylH lo from Buffalo Breguo Brian Plain ONLY AT CAAAM'S 403 Sin Strut S. SHOES r of ijient with the Nationals t said this was conditional on e two parties agreeing on a ntract. Since no contracl Teemenl was reached, the ter became null and void, he aid. Keen told a news conference e signed I lie letter because the alionals had made him two rlier offers and then backed ul. The letter, he said, made e Ottawa club stand by their fcrs, but he received no oney for signing the letter. Negotiations with the Natlon- s were broken off two weeks go, Elik said, afer it became car the Ottawa team would ot meet some of the terms and ondilions demanded by Keon. King Clancy, Leafs vice-prcs- lent who conducted negotia- ons with Keon, said he also still hopes lo bring goaltender Bemie Parent back from the WHA. "I haven't given up on Hernia yet. I'm gonna make another pitch for him. There's a remote chance we'll get him back." Parent was reported to have come to terms last week with Plu'ladclpbia Blazers in the WHA. Keon, asked for his assess- ment of Leafs' prospects for Ihe coming season, said: "If I'm here, then there's still hope that Bernie' may be here, and as long as he comes back, we should be able to at least finish as well as we did last year." Following the news confer- ence, Keen Joined the lineup of players who were already start- ing through pre-tralning camp medicals. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ATIOHAL LEAGUE East W hitaso 7i ew York 72 I. Louis M Aonlrcal 44 hlladclphla Incrnnall Quslon os Angeles llanla an Francisco an Diego L Pel. GBL 71 i4 IwO 15 72 64 .139 M 7X 74Vi 44 -7J .4M X? B? .355 -40V2 75 .440 77 Mt 7 13 33 -ODAY'S GAMES New York (7-8) Chicago 'appas Montreal Torrez Phlledel- hla Carllon San Dlcgo Norman (S-B) at Clntfri- ill Gullell Los Angeles Ostwn at Hcus- on WITson Pittsburgh Brass (17-d) St. Louts Wtse HURS DAY'S RESULTS ittsburgh 000 003 5W- 5 14 3 Chicago .....000101 3 3 Moose (11 I] and REUS- hel