Junior Shorians teams dominates at Gordie Howe Hockeyland
Nothing Small About Ba WTf ! 11 HOC KB V ov 15 V JACK SAILOR The Red Wings may be dead, but the Detroit area still has a hockey team bidding bidding for post-season post-season post-season honors. It's the Shorians, a group of 13- 13- and 14-year-olds 14-year-olds 14-year-olds 14-year-olds 14-year-olds from St. Clair Shores who are competing competing in the United States bantam hockey championships at Gordie Howe Hockeyland. THERE IS nothing bantam-sized bantam-sized bantam-sized about their record, however, however, and some of the players scarcely fit the term. Defenseman Doug Pritch- Pritch- ard, for instance, and 13-year-old 13-year-old 13-year-old 13-year-old 13-year-old goalie Greg Theodosis stretch to 5-foot-10 5-foot-10 5-foot-10 5-foot-10 5-foot-10 ar.d weigh in the neighborhood of 150 pounds. The Shorians opened their title bid Friday night by beating beating Seattle, 4-1. 4-1. 4-1. The Shorians are products of the vast city hockey program, program, encompassing 600 boys in seven classes from 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old 6-year-old "mites" to 20-year-old 20-year-old 20-year-old 20-year-old 20-year-old "juniors." THE COACH of the state bantam titlists is Cliff Mai-son, Mai-son, Mai-son, the St. Clair Shores city treasurer who became interested interested in the program as his sons reached hockey-playing hockey-playing hockey-playing age. Quite naturally, Chris Mat-son, Mat-son, Mat-son, a 14-year-old 14-year-old 14-year-old 14-year-old 14-year-old winger, is one of the Shorians' stalwarts, along with Pritchard, Scott Jessee, Ron Willette and Gary Cendrowski. "They're the nucleus of the tea m," Maison explained. "I've had those five together since they were in the 'squirt' leage five yearn ago." Along with Rick Palmer, our alternate goalie, end Kenny Kenny Johnson, they wrro on our team that finished third In the National PeeWee championships championships at Bralnlren, Mass, two years ego. "It's not like at school," Maison continued, "where they weed 'em out ami ine only the bent. In our program everybody skates nnd everybody everybody plays." WITH 'NIK Kiiwm being Stadium Talks Shift To Florida Southfield Group, Fctzer to Meet Representatives of a group seeking to build a $100 million stadium complex in suburban Southfield were in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, waiting to present their proposal to Tiger owner John E. Fetzer. Fetzer was to meet the group, headed by Robert Forte of Farmington, Saturday morning. Fetzer and Lion owner Wil liam Clay Ford already have indicated a willingness to move their teams to the Southfield site. THE TIGER boss insisted, however, that he would have Northeastern High Sports Chief Dies Northeastern High School athletic director Harry Col lins died Friday morning after a heart attack. He was 52 Collins was home convalescing from, an attack suf fered three weeks ago when the fatal attack occurred lie was Al Jones Pounds Out Quick KO BY CURT SYLVESTER Olympic bronze-medal bronze-medal bronze-medal winner Al Jones of Detroit made it two straight victories as a professional professional with a secondround knockout of Honeyboy Jackson Friday night at Whitehall at the a graduate of Ham tramck High School, where he was a three-sport three-sport three-sport star, but he concentrated on football at Western Michigan University. After war duty in the Pacific he was appointed football and baseball coach at Eastern, win' ning Coach of the Year honors in 1952. Then he was trans ferred to Northeastern in 1963, Collins continued to coach football and baseball after being appointed athletic direc tor in 1964. HE IS survived by his wife, Judith, and two sons, Jim, student at Eastern Michigan, and Jeff, a student at Denbv. Czechs Heal Russians, Near Title STOCKHOLM- STOCKHOLM- (1JPD- (1JPD- O-cho-slovakia O-cho-slovakia O-cho-slovakia O-cho-slovakia O-cho-slovakia upset the Russian world champions for the second time In the I960 world ice hockey championships championships Friday night wtwn It. beat the Soviets, 4-3, 4-3, 4-3, to move into first place with only one game to go. The C.echos need only a tic against Sweden on Sunday to capture their first World hockey title since 1949. BUT THE Russians still have a chance to retain the title they have kept for six years prior to this tournament. If they beat Canada in their last game Sunday and the Swedes defeat Czechoslovakia, the Russians are likely to win on better goal production dur-lug dur-lug dur-lug the 30-game 30-game 30-game tournament. Russia, Czechoslovakia and Sweden will finish tied with eight victories and two defeats each. played at Howe's ice emporium, emporium, old No. 9 is obviously No. 1 with the Shorians. "The hoys know Gordie real well," Maison smiled, 'lie's their hero. You don't hear anything around here about Bobby Hull. You do sen copies of Hull's f;unel curved stick, however, ii ml coach MalHon admits he's fought a losing battle. "I tried to fttop the klri from iming lliern," he nlmiE-KmI, nlmiE-KmI, nlmiE-KmI, "lut nil but mm or two of Ihein do. It's Improved their ftliootiiiK, but It hurts their psiHHlnif ami receiving." Maison credits parents with "AO percent of the support for keeping tde program going" and th'! benefits are already being reaped. "The colleges are watching us now and home boys re getting scholarships." scholarships." But the immediate goal is a bantam title. VOi;.(i MAISOX got the Shorians started with a first-period first-period first-period goal against Seattle and Cendrowski broke a 1-1 1-1 1-1 tie In the second period with an unassisted unassisted goal. But Willette supplied the back-breaker back-breaker back-breaker by converting Maison's pass at 4:13 of the third period with St. Clair Shores shorthanded. Johnson tallied the final goal. The Shorians meet Amherst, N.Y. Saturday at 6 p.m. The New Yorkers got by Toledo, 3-2, 3-2, 3-2, Friday on John Ferren-tino's Ferren-tino's Ferren-tino's goal In the third overtime overtime period.