Red Deer Advocate from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada on May 12, 1975 · 7
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THE ADVOCATE, Monday, May 12, 1975 7 CAHA stickhandles its way KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) Toronto Marlboros completed Memorial Cup week here Sunday by taking home the coveted trophy for the Canadian major junior hockey championship. For most of the week, however, much of the stickhandling was done off the ice. The Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, embroiled in a bitter fight with professional hockey over payment of development fees for drafted junior players, announced no less than three methods they would use to get the pros to the bargaining table or pay- indications are that CAHA officials want to get a few problems solved before they hold their annual meeting in Quebec City next week. Seattle is left holding the puck SEATTLE (AP) - Mayor Wes Uhlman has entered the National Hockey League fray with a letter to NHL President Clarence Campbell threatening the league with "the possibility of legal proceedings. We feel we have been left holding the puck, the mayor stated. At the same time the city is threatening the league with a lawsuit against the city's Central Hockey League team, the Totems, which is operated by Vince Abbey, the same man trying to bring NHL hockey to Seattle. The suit, filed Friday, claims the club owes the city $57,904 under its lease agreement at the Seattle Coliseum. The letter lists a series of city entreaties and commitments to the NHL as long ago as June, 1965, which the mayor said indicate our sincere desire to bring major league hockey, through the NHL, to Seattle. The list included: An application made in 1968 in anticipation of the Vancouver, B.C., expansion. A 1971 commitment of Coliseum dates for years in the future to the Western Hockey League president, leading to eventual affiliation with the NHL. An expenditure of $375,000 to increase the Coliseums seating capacity. The NHL specifies 15,000 seats. Installation of NHL-ap-proved boards and glass in the Coliseum at a cost of more than $60,000. Abbey was turned down last week in his bid to purchase Pittsburgh Penguins. He said that an expansion team in 1976 would leave him in a bad position because there will be no minor league hockey here this winter to protect the territorial rights and assure continuity. For this reason, he indicated he may not meet the May 15 deadline for the first payment on a 1976 expansion team. The mayors letter said that despite concern for Abbey, it is really the entire citizenry of Seattle that has my main concern at this point. Much time, effort and expense, regardless of Mr. Abbey, has been spent by this city. He advised the NHL Board of Governors to act affirmatively toward Seattle, settle any territorial rights problems which may exist and allow responsible parties to participate" in bringing NHL to Seattle. The mayor added that if the group was unable to field a team for Seattles 1976-77 season, "I will find it necessary to seek advice from the Citys Corporation Council concerning the possibility of legal proceedings concerning the proposed franchise award to Seattle." Meanwhile, Penguin owner Tad Potter said, Seattle is definitely out of the picture. He indicated the team will probably stay in Pittsburgh, and that he is close to selling all or part of it to one of three groups negotiating with him. Purples 'green with envy The Greens got tries from five different players to whip the Purples 20-8 Saturday in the Red Deer Elks-Titans Rugby Club's annual season-opening intra-squad game. Aydom Lemmon, Gerald Doering, Doug Francis and Barry Wright scored for the Greens while Henry Larocque added a pair of converts. Norm Last Monday, CAHA vice-president Roland Mercier announced that he had proposed that the federal government tax pro leagues for the right to play on Canadian ice if the leagues do not sign a pro-amateur agreement ensuring development payment for junior drafts. WILL NOT SIGN PACT The World Hockey Association has announced that it has no intention of signing a pro-am agreement with the CAHA, and the National Hockey League said it would consider not renewing its present agreement if the WHA did not. On Wednesday, CAHA executive-director Gordon Juckes announced that he had written J. F. (Bunny) Ahearne, president of the International Ice Hockey WINNING GOAL Philadelphia Flyers' goaltender Bernie Parent waves his empty glove hand as the puck shot by New York Islanders' defenceman Gerry Hart lands in the upper corner of the net. Hart's third period goal Sunday won the sixth game of the Stanley Cup semi-final for the Islanders, forcing the series, once led 3-0 by the defending champion Flyers, to a seventh and deciding game. Armstrong takes a 'bath' as Marlies celebrate win KITCHENER, Ont. (CP) -Coach George Armstrong took a shower Sunday, then went for an unscheduled swim both with his clothes on and both courtesy of his Memorial Cup-champion Toronto Marlboros. The grey-haired veteran of many a National- Hockey League battle had just seen the Marlboros defeat New Westminster Bruins 7-3 in the final for the Canadian major junior hockey championship. They always start out a bit slow, Armstrong said of the Marlboros who trailed 2-0 late in the first period before scoring two in 33 seconds to tie the game. The Marlboros then went ahead 5-3 after 40 minutes and scored both goals in the final period to claim their second Memorial Cup in three years and seventh in their history. McDougall and Bill Eliuk, one of several first-year players who performed well in the contest, crossed the goal line to touch down for the Purple squad. Elks-Titans will practise tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the West Park pitch in preparation for their first major test of the season, a weekend tournament in Edmonton. Federation, with a plea to stop the unsigned pro leagues on the international scene. Juckes asked Ahearne to withhold permission for North American pro teams to play in Europe this year unless the league has an agreement with the CAHA. By weeks end, Ahearne had not replied to Juckes' request. A ban on the WHA could cancel a planned tour by Winnipeg Jets to Sweden for training and exhibition games. Saturday night, the CAHA came out with a new plan for a different problem. The WHA owes the CAHA $195,000 for junior players it drafted. Thus far, only one of the four teams which still owe the money has made an effort to pay. The Marlboros threw Armstrong into the shower and then into the hotel swimming pool in the traditional post-victory hi-jinks. Armstrong said he was concerned before the game. Six times during the season the Marlboros faced sudden death on the ice. BEAT SHERBROOKE But six times the Marlboros, Ontario Hockey Association Major Junior A champions, came out on top, stretching their quarter-, semi-and final series in the playoffs to all but one game short of the limit and winning, then emerging winners in a sudden-death game Friday night with Sherbrooke Beavers. Toronto beat the Quebec Major Junior Hockey Leagues Beavers 10-4 after beating Sherbrooke 5-4 in overtime last Saturday. The Marlboros were forced to take part in the sudden-death semi-final when they lost 6-2 in a Wednesday night game with New Westminster. The Bruins, champions of the Western Canada Hockey League, handed Sherbrooke its second loss of the round-robin tournament with a 7-3 win last Monday night. New Westminster's victory over Toronto gave the team a bye into Sunday's final, resulting in a three-day layoff which Bruins coach Ernie McLean into Aeros' dressing room So to ensure payment from one of those clubs Houston Aeros, who are taking part in the league finals with Quebec Nor-diques the CAHA obtained a court order allowing it to seize the Houston uniforms and part of the gate receipts from Saturday nights third game at Quebec City. To allow the Aeros to practise on Sunday, owners of the Quebec team put up a bond ensuring payment until the Quebec Superior Court opens today. The Aeros owe the CAHA $35,000 for junior develop- ment fees. Other WHA teams which owe the CAHA money are: Chicago Cougars, $35,000; Michigan Stags, $65,000; and San Diego Mariners, $30,000. In addition, Cleveland said gave Toronto the edge. Marlies got a few lucky bounces at the wrong time for us and thats all you need in junior hockey in a one-shot deal, said McLean. The lucky bounces came in the form of two fluke goals by John Anderson one late in the first period, the other early in the second that seemed to demoralize the Bruins. Andersons first goal, which tied the game at 2-2, occured when the puck bounced high off the shoulder of Bruins goaltender Gord Laxton. Andersons second goal came when his attempted centring pass from behind the goal hit Laxton on the back of the pad and went into the net. Mike Kaszycki also picked up two goals for the Marlboros and Lynn Jorgenson, Mark Napier and Bruce Boudreau had the others. Harold Phillipoff, Kelly Secord and Mark Lofthouse scored for New Westminster. Torontos Gary Carr was named the tournaments top goaltender and Barry Smith, a forward with the Bruins, was given the most valuable player award. Smith, Claude Larose of Sherbrooke and Anderson formed the tournament's all-star team's forward line, Mike Kitchen of Toronto and Brad Maxwell were named to the defence and Carr was chosen as goalie. Crusaders are in the process of paying the $30,000 they owe through post-dated cheques, a move which pleases Juckes because at least theyre making an effort to pay. Juckes said the major reason for the Saturday night action was that it was the last time this season the CAHA would have an opportunity to seize assets from the United States-based club and league. CANADIAN TEAMS OK All Canadian teams in the WHA have paid their development fees and the CAHA is powerless to collect money from the U.S. teams when the clubs are not in Canada. Juckes said the money owed by the WHA belongs to junior hockey clubs across Long drought over-for Lakehead teams THUNDER BAY, Ont. (CP) The Allan Cup, symbol of national senior hockey supremacy, has returned to Thunder Bay after an absence of 36 years. Thunder Bay Twins recaptured the coveted cup Saturday in a best-of-seven final against Barrie Flyers, winning the series four games to two. We have been aiming for this since the season first began, said Twins' playing-coach Dave Siciliano after his team defeated Barrie 8-4 Saturday night. Twins played the first three games in Barrie, losing twice, but came back with three straight wins on home ice. That was one of the better games they (Barrie) played. They skated well and kept coming back," Siciliano said. We had three-goal leads twice but we were hot and cold. Barrie coach Darryle Sly, whose team defeated Thunder Bay for the title last year put it this way: You just cant spot a team like that three goals and expect to win. The Lakehead was a recognized power in senior hockey from 1925 until 1939 when Port Arthur Bear Cats won four national titles. They may not have made it this year had it not been for an executive decision which sent them into the western playoffs after the series had been awarded to St. Boniface Mohawks. The Twins refused to meet playoff dates established earlier by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) and said they would forfeit the series to St. Boniface. But the Mohawks appealed to the Twins to change their minds and they did, defeating the Mo PLUS SAVINGS FROM $1,000 TO $3,000! ON 1975 WINNEBAGO D-24 BRAVE MOTOR HOMES jjj OtttO IdOOolBi Canada, many of which are operating in the red this year. To make matters more complicated for the CAHA, the three leagues represented in the Memorial Cup announced Friday the formation of the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League. The new league features a standard across-the-country contract that will keep players signed until their 21st birthday, and has a proposal before the new league's governors that would call for a common auction draft between the WHA and NHL. Also proposed is an escalating fee scale for the pro leagues if they wish to take junior players before their eligibility expires. hawks then ousting Spokane, Wash, in the western final. In Saturdays game, Twins built up period scores of 3-2 and 5-3. At one point in the final period, Barrie narrowed the score to 5-4 but the Twins quickly put the game out of reach. Tom Deacon scored three times for Thunder Bay while Dave Bragnalo got two. Singles went to Murray McLeod, Dave Vaillant and Jack Byerley. Barrie goals were scored by Kent Ruhnke, Corby Adams, Grant Moore and Bob Baird. Thunder Bay outshot Barrie 50 to 33. 'Skpcdoo and Suspension Check Parts & Installation Extra, If Required. Every car needs a wheel alignment and suspension check from time to time. This service features setting toe in and toe out, adjusting camber and caster, centering steering wheel, adjusting wheel bearings, correcting tire pressure plus inspecting springs and shocks. 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Recreational Biking and Maintenance through The Continuing Education Department RED DEER COLLEGE Course Outline: 1. Maintenance, proper clothing, bike adjustment, purchasing of equipment. 2. Introduction to proper riding, especially safety tor 10 speeds, shifting gears, skills. 3. Conditioning, introduction to touring, short rides, films. 4. Course will end with a bike tour and picnic. Applicants must be 18 years or over (consideration will be given to teenagers accompanied by a parent). Applicants must bring a 5 or 10 speed bike to each session. Instructor Glenn Moore Alberta Junior Cycling Champion represented Alberta at the Halifax Summer Games and the National Championships, three years experience in bike maintenance. Days: Wednesdays. May 14-June 4, 1975. Time 6 30-9 30 p m. Rm. 1322, Red Deer College. Fees: 12 00. Max enrol.: 15 For further information please contact the Registrar's Office, Red Deer College, Box 5005, Red Deer, Alta. T4N 5H5. Phone 346-3376. To Register come into the Registrar's Office, Red Deer College. Office Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8": 30 a. m. -10:00 p.m,; Fridays, 8:30 a. m. -4:30 p.m. Air conditioning torsion bars extra SHOP INDOORS 805 1 ARGYLL RD. OPEN 'TIL 9 P.M. Coach Scotty Bowman has suggested the Canadiens are ahead of other clubs in personnel replacement. Many of the older clubs havent made many changes but the nucleus of their teams gets older, he said. Weve made the moves but there are going to be other changes too. Some of the teams are going to Europe for their talent now. We've never done that because weve always had enough talent here. But guys like (Borje) Sal-ming and (Inge) Hammarstrom have played well, he said, referring to Swedes playing with Toronto Maple Leafs. The team definitely made progress during the year, he said, but added: It was obviously not enough to win. 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