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12-C The Arizona Republic Sunday, Feb. 13, 19B6 Coliseum 'Ice Men' Play Key Role in Hockey Debut I) 0 ft I bmt Carl Soto Phillips, Chavez Win Their Share A LOOK AT THK RIDKK STANDINGS at the conclusion of the Turf Paradise meet showed Randy Phillips and Felix By MARK HUGHES Right now, Hank Paulsen's job is making ice. Tons of it. Without his efforts, the Oklahoma City Blazers and the Tulsa Oilers would play their hockey game Tuesday night on cement. Paulsen is the building superintendent at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and is an extremely busy man.
Since the Coliseum's opening in early Paulsen has directed proceedings for the ice follies, dances, rock and roll singers, a horse show, conventions, an auto show, stock show and the Golden Gloves. But the business at present is making ice, and Paulsen told an intricate and fascinating story of how the job is done. "Underneath this concrete floor we have 13 miles of coils, spaced about an inch apart," Paulsen explained. "We turn on the compressors, and in about 7Vi hours, this cement will be at about 11 degrees." Down in the basement, S. D.
Gollahon, the Coliseum's chief engineer, told how the freezing is accomplished. "It's my job to get those coils cold," Gollahon said, "and I'll start at 2:00 in the mor ning. We have 2,000 gallons of brine we send through 450 tons of refrigeration compressors. The brine goes through Frion (a liquid refrigerant) to get cooled, then through pipes to the coils, and recirculates to the turbines for a complete cycle." Given an ice-cold floor, Paulsen and a dozen helpers upstairs take the work from there. First, he installs the dasher, or wall, which surrounds the hockey rink and gives him a border for the ice-making.
"Then I come in with hoses and start wet-. ting the floor," Paulsen said. "I give the area a light spraying to fill in the cracks under the dasher and to level the floor." The cold floor freezes the water to thin ice and after 40 minutes, Paulsen is ready to start flooding. After he has a uniform surface thickness of half an inch, the entire area is painted white, then the ice is sprinkled again, and blue and red lines that mark the hockey floor are painted on. "The white paint makes the ice look nicer and provides a backdrop for the colored lines," related Paulsen.
"After this, we flood the area with hoses again, until we have a total thickness of one inch." Chavez well down the ladder in number of winning mounts. Phillips stood in a two-msn tie for ninth with 18. Chavez was one rung lower at Ifi. Those standings, at quick look, seem nothing to shout about. Rut closer scrutiny shows Chavez and Phillips finished one-two in winning percentage.
That IS noteworthy. Chavez, who celebrated his 27th birthday the same day lie piloted aneeee to a smashing victory in the Phoenix Cold Cup race, boasted a winning percentage of approximately .228 vviih IH triumphs in 70 rides. Xearlv as win-worthy was the young Phillips. He scored with 18 mounts in 82 saddle assignments for a .220 success percentage. That kind of riding will stand up in any league, and Chavez and Phillips can justly be proud of those performances.
Chavez, who rides primarily for Claude Cowan Jr. and trainer Cheeney, is the veteran of the two. Area racing regulars know him from back 10 years ago when he was one the better riders at the Fairgrounds track. (Jiavr. I olloucd Mrollicr lulo Killing A native (if Alamosa.
where his father lias a large cattle and sheep ranch. Chaez followed his brother, Tom, a quarter horse pilot, into the jockey trade. lie does considerable riding at midwest tracks, and it was at Randall Park lie had a bad spill last summer. The pleasant-mannered jockey suffered three fractured vertebrae Republic Photo by Earl McCartney ICK FACTORY The Coliseum's chief engineer, S. D.
Gollahon (left) and building superintendent Hank Paulson ate in the Coliseum basement demonstrating how ice is formed on the floor upstairs for hockey and skating performances, Compressors pump brine through the large pipes behind the men into coils under the cement floor. The ice-cold solution is then pumped back to the compressors through the pipes in the foreground. SEE VAUBY BSII IH GLB3A1U2 ARIZONA': I mi i in 1 htm! idjlf tummmm mam ma mm Sailor Cap Finds Simple Test BOW IK. Md. i API Sailor Cap returned to the stakes winning form he held as a 2-year-old in taking the Francis Scott Key, closing day feature at.
Howie Race Course yesterday. The was in front most of the way and jockey Joe Culnione was sitting still at the reins when the horse reached the finish three lengths in front of Rigorous. Sailor Cap ran six furlongs on a last track in 1 10 and paid $4. (ill. and Rigorous, ridden by Charley Raltazar.
the meeting's leading rider with 17 victories, showed much late speed and paid and $2.80. Sandoval returned lor show. The attendance of 20.081 and the mutuel handle of were records lor the meeting, which was cut from 2(i to 22 days because of snow cancellations. There were 10 races on the card, one more than usual to make up for a previous one-race cancellation. and was sidelined lor three months.
Rut he was ready for action again when Turf Paradise opened. His favorite Thai's easy N'ancyeee. ''I just loe to ride that filly." says Felix. "She never stops trying and even though she doesn't like running in the mud. she's still tough to beat because she tries so hard." Nancvcee tried hard enough, with Chavez in the irons, to equal the track and world record of for five furlongs in that sensational Phoenix Cold Cup win.
Twenty-four-year old Phillips, who's wife. Belly, is the daughter of well-known Turf Paradise trainer Woody Brewer, rode his first full meet at Ruidoso Downs in As an apprentice that year. Randv piloted fiff winners. That's been his best year yet. in number of wins.
Phillips was toiling as a mechanic's helper when, after seeing the horses in action at Caliente. decided a jockey career might be for him. Jim (ac IMiilli Mi Start "I was Hi then." recalled Randy, "and I started out by cleaning stalls and walking horses until I got to know Jim Cra swell." Craswell. still riding on the west coast, is the one who gave him the big push. "I couldn't ride a pony until 1 met Craswell," said Phillips.
"First time Craswell gave me a leg up on a horse I went straight over the top and landed on the ground. I tumbled off three or tour times before getting enough confidence to stay on properly Randy remembers well his first riding assignment. "It was at Caliente, and il scared the heck out of me. 1 was on a to shot going a mile and a sixteenth and 1 blew both turns and lost by a neck. Alter that I wasn't scared." The horse Phillips likes most in his comparatively brief career is Signify, a runner he piloted to six wins at Sunland Park.
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