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Star-Phoenix from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada • Page 43

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Thursday, November 1, 1984 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Star-Phoenix SpOftS D3 Former Blade recovers from stabbing Len ROBERTS Curling "It'll be a while before I can skate again, but I'll be back." Gary Stewart By The Canadian Press Two days after suffering a near-fatal stab wound, former Saskatoon Blade defenceman Gary Stewart was alert and in satisfactory condition at a Milwaukee, hospital Wednesday, talking in optimistic terms about his hockey future. "It'll be a while before I can skate again, I'll say that much, but I'll be back," Stewart, a 20-year-old native of Salmon Arm, B.C., said. "My coach has called me to wish me luck and to say that he hopes I'm back real soon." Stewart, a first-team all-star last season with Seattle Breakers of the Western Hockey League after being traded by the Blades, was stabbed near the heart early Monday morning, shortly after leaving a downtown- Milwaukee tavern. Stewart, in his rookie season with Salt Lake City Golden Eagles of the International Hockey League, and teammate Eric Mag-nuson, 23, of Belmont, were each stabbed once by a pair of female companions as they drove in their assailants' car through a predominantly-black Edmonton Oilers this year. "I just hope I can get back with them soon, too." After the Oilers' camp, Stewart said he was offered a contract to play for the IHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks. "But I also had an offer from the Eagles and I decided to play in Salt Lake," said the 5-foot-ll, 196-pound rearguard who had 24 goals and 63 assists in 71 games with Seattle last season. He refused to give details of the stabbing incident, saying he is just happy to have survived the attack. "It was an unfortunate accident and I really don't want to say much more about it than that," Stewart said. "I had open heart surgery and I'm feeling fine. "They're giving me a lot of tests and stuff today (Wednesday) and maybe I'll know later in the week just when I can start playing hockey again." A spokesman for the Golden Eagles said in a telephone interview from Salt Lake City that Stewart had collected two assists in six games this season and had been one of the club's steadiest defenders early in the campaign. Milwaukee neighborhood. They were also robbed of about $250. "We don't have anyone in custody at this time, but we are looking for two, black female suspects," said Lieut. Andrew Anewenter of the Milwaukee police force. Asked if the women are known to police, Anewenter replied, "If they're the right ones, and who we think they are, yes." The weapon, which police be lieve was a knife, pierced Stewart's coronary artery and the membrane surrounding the heart. Magnuson, who played last season with Rensselaer Polytechni-cal Institute of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference in Troy, N.Y., suffered what Anewenter described as a superficial wound. "Eric's fine and he's back with the club," said Stewart, who attended the training camp of the defending Stanley Cup-champion THE WWF PRESENTS Classic moves to prime time When the Molson Mid-Winter Classic first hit the ice two years ago, it was billed as the richest women's bonspiel in the world. It was intended, and expected, to attract the top foursomes in the country. For the most part it did, but yet each year fell somewhat short of expectations because too many of the 'name' rinks were missing. Because the first.two 'spiels were staged in March, the Classic usually hit just before or just after the national championships and therefore, the main headliners were hard-pressed to attend. But that's all history now and shouldn't be a problem this year. This time around the event has been booked into prime time to remedy the dilemma. "We did have problems in the past because we conflicted with the Scott Tournament of Hearts and also mixed playdowns, and as a result had a number of cancellations. But this year it's at a much better time," said publicity chairman Emily Farnham of the third annual event which will be staged Nov. 15-18 at the Nutana Club. Farnham will be one of the 32 invitational skips seeking to share in the $18,000 in total prize money ($6,000 to the winner), and her Nutana lineup of Joyce McKee. Doreen Thomas and Linda Nugent, is the same one which made it to the finals of the northern playdowns last year. Also in the hunt will be defending Saskatchewan champ Lori McGeary. With Gillian Thompson at third, Chris Gervais at second and Allison Earl at lead, the Nutana reps put together a playdown string of 20 victories which wasn't snapped until the third day of the national championship. The names of other invitational rinks are to be released shortly, and with organizers aiming for, the best, names like Connie Lali-' berte, the defending Canadian and world champ, Vancouver's Lindsay Sparkes and the controversial and colorful Colleen Jones of Halifax have to loom as strong possibilities. Closer to home. Carol Davis, who won the bonspiel last year, should head up the pro vincial list. Another of those candidates could be Crystal Brunas. The likeable skipper from Gray is already off to a good start after defeating Nancy Kerr 9-6 to capture the Tartan women's cash 'spiel in Re-gina on Sunday. The Brunas rink of Anita Ford, Randi Kelly and Susan Shostal qualified out of the event and earned $1,850. Kerr and her Queen City rink of Janice Parker, Jan Hawkins and Wendy Leach emerged from the side and pocketed $1,100. At Vernon on Monday, Randy Woytowich of Regina played a perfect raise double-takeout with his final rock to count four in the 10th end and win the 11th annual Carting O'Keefe Carspiel with a 7-4 win over Vernon's Mark Long-worth. Woytowich, the 1984 national mixed champion, along with Kirk Ziola, Jim Packet and John Grundy members of the 1983 Saskatchewan Brier representatives drove home new cars worth $26,000. Cleaning house Entries are now being taken for the women's Granite Gamble, set for Nov. 23-25. Three events will be offered and the first 32 rinks will be accepted. The entry fee is $80 per team and the entry deadline is Nov. 12. Entries, along with a $20 deposit, may be sent to lone Lan-glois, 401 Sturgeon Terrace, Saskatoon, S7K 4C6 The third annual Regina Youth bonspiel formerly the Regina school bonspiel wiil be held Dec. 27-30 at the Curlodrome. This year's entry has been limited to a maximum of 128 teams, with entry available to 64 senior boys' teams, 32 senior girls' rinks and 32 open junior teams. All senior team players must be under-19 years of age as of Aug. 31, 1984, while junior events are open to both boys and girls under-16 years of age as of Aug. 31, 1984. All participants must be Saskatchewan residents. The entry fee is $60 per team. Teams are requested to specify the section they wish to enter and must include names, ages, birth dates and telephone numbers of rink members. Entries, along with a cheque made payable to the Association of Regina Curling Clubs, may be sent to Regina Youth Bonspiel, Box 1712, Regina. S4P 3C6. ALL STAR WRESTING wkiv. iitmnuM vi him mt win nftMi CORRECTION In our flyer delivered Monday, October 29 the following was Incorrect: Maple Leaf Dinner Hams SHOULD HAVE READ: Maple Leaf flat Round or Maple Leaf Mini Dinner Shoulders S.93 kg2.69 lb. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers. FRI. NOV. 2 SASKATOON ARENA huh mm-Bmt oe we mm ANDRE KAMALA THE GIANT AFRICAN GIANT WWF TAG TEAM TITLE BOUT ADONIS AIA THE WILD MURDOCH SIKA SAMOANS (Champs) (Challengers) Stamp assistant takes parting shot CALGARY (CP) Jerry Cheek, told his contract as assistant coach for Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League won't be renewed, says it is time to set the record straight about the team's offensive troubles. Calgary finished the season in last place in the West Division and with the lowest-scoring offence in the league 314 points in 16 games. Cheek said he was more upset with the team board of directors than with head coach Steve Buratto. "I'm sure this decision came from the board," Cheek said. "I hold no animosity towards Steve. Given the time and the proper board he could build a winner here. The thing is I'm not sure what the responsibilities of the board are except to interfere. They're too damn involved." Cheek said team president Bill Britton several times during games suggested plays for the Stampeder offence. "He makes me want to be sick," Cheek said of Britton. "He'd come in and make a suggestion on what we should run. That takes a lot of audacity. I've been in football 29 years and he wants to tell me what to do. You can't operate that way." MAZDA CANADA PRICE CORRECTION B2000 SPORTS LE TRUCK On Thursday, October 25, 1984 Advertisement ran in this publication advertising the new Mazda B2000 Sport Le Truck at the manufacturers suggested list price of $8,395.00. The correct price should have read $8,795.00. Mazda Canada apologizes for any inconvenience this error may have caused. 'Manufacturers suggested retail price: P.D.I., Provincial Taxes, License, Freight, Options, and other dealer changes are extra: Dealers may sell for less. Comparisons based on available published Information. Prices and specifications may change without notice. Davey vsVachon 'Beefcake vs Shaw 'Dynamite Goulet Tickets: $10, $8, $6 Sask. Arena Box Office Watch Maple Leaf Wrestling on CFQC Saturday Afternoon A refined 2-litre engine literally "floats" on a special liquid-filled engine mount to reduce noise and run smoother while delivering more power, torque and better fuel efficiency. PROOF THAT A WORLD-CLASS ROAD CAR DOESN'T HAVE TO HAVE A WORLD-CLASS PRICE. K'i recliner memory on the 2-door Coupe models that automatically returns the passenger seat to a preset position whenever others have moved it. Or you may think it's because you can find this much performance and innovative engineering in a car that's still spacious enough to seat 5 adults comfortably. But the real reason the front-wheel drive Mazda 626 is one of the world's most desirable cars is that it's still one of the most affordable. Sedan actually allow you to adjust the ride simply by pushing a button on the dash. 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