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S O M E O F B .C .'S B E S T C O M IN G
Wheelchair athletes have busy three days here
students, has dinner with the athletes and a get-acquainted
session later Monday.
The visitors conduct a demonstration at the Edgewood
Elementary School at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday and visit the Highglen
Elementary School for another demonstration at 11 a.m.
They’re guests at a noon meeting of the Downtown Rotary
Club at Delta’s Inn of the North, then they have demonstrations
at Glenview Elementary at 1:15 and Lakewood Secondary at 3.
Exhibition games start at the Prince George Secondary
School at 7. The B.C. Wheelchair Sports Association athletes
play a media team in the first game.
Sports Reporter
Some of the best wheelchair athletes in B.C. are in Prince
George next week to demonstrate the sports opportunities and
capabilities of disabled people.
Two coaches and six athletes arrive here Monday at noon for
a three-day stint of clinics and demonstrations, starting with a
2p.m. clinic for local wheelchair athletes. The Monday session
is at the Lakewood Elementary School.
The local co-ordinating committee, a group of Lakewood
The Duchess Park Condors are the opponents for a basket­
ball exhibition at 7:45.
The visitors will be at the opening of the Northern Interior
Special Olympics Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and conclude their
Prince George stay with a demonstration at Malaspina
Elementary at 11.
Langley coaches Patty and Steve Schlafen accompany the
athletes. Patty is the program co-ordinator of the B.C. division
of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association.
She’s coached the women’s provincial wheelchair volleyball
No ruling
on Rockies
from NHL
Pat Madsen, the team captain, competes in archery, vol­
leyball, track and field, slalom and tennis. The White Rock
native has-competed in the past three B.C. Winter Games,
including last year in Prince George.
Other team members are Dennis Day (Bellingham, Wash.),
Murray Brown (Vancouver), Bruce Teichman (Squamish),
Ken Hinton (Surrey) and Marshal Smith (Vancouver).
Minor pro league plan shelved
The proposed minor professional hockey league for
the B.C. Interior appears to be shelved.
Vancouver Canucks’ assistant general manager Jack
Gordon said Wednesday there will likely be no progress
in plans for at least another year, because the Winnipeg
Jets, a key cog in the plan, recently moved their chief
farm team to Sherbrooke, Que.
The Canucks initiated a plan to place minor league
teams in B.C. Interior communities, as farm teams for
the Canucks, Jets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames,
Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Rockies.
Prince George was one city being looked at as a site
for a franchise.
The Canucks are keen on establishing a farm team in
B.C., because it would greatly reduce costs. The team’s
minor league team remains in Dallas, Texas.
The instability of the Rockies is also a drawback for
formation of a B.C. league.
WINNIPEG (CP) — Sherbrooke, Que., has been
accepted as amember of the American Hockey League,
says a spokesman for the team's parent club, Winnipeg
Jets of the National Hockey League.
Hartley Goldman said the 11AHL governors, holding
their annual meeting this week in Boston, gave the Jets
permission to locate a franchise in Sherbrooke for the
1982-83 season.
Goldman said in an interview a league committee is
meeting to discuss divisional alignments and schedule
arrangements for the 1982-83 season.
The Jets former farm team was located in Tulsa,
Okla., and played in the Central Hockey League.
The hockey arena in Sherbrooke seats about 4,500
with standing room capacity for 2,000 more.
'C A N O N L Y L O O K U P '
E xp os r e a lly flo u n d e r in g
MONTREAL (CP) — Tim Raines found a grain of
consolation as Montreal Expos packed for a six-game
road trip after a humiliating 9-1 National League base­
ball defeat to Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.
“ We don't feel down," said the Montreal second base­
man. “ You can only look up.”
Expecting to recover lost ground during a 14-game
stand at Olympic Stadium, the Expos instead left town
with a 4-10 won-lost record and a promise from manager
Jim Fanning “ that we’ll get the ship righted on the
The already-battered vessel sprung another leak
against the Braves, who unleashed a 13-hit attack and
pounded starter Ray Burris, 0-7, for seven earned runs
in the first five innings.
As they had done Tuesday night, the fourth, fifth and
sixth-place hitters in the Atlanta lineup inflicted most of
the damage.
Dale Murphy, the cleanup batter, had a solo home
run, his 12th, and scored three runs.
Bob Horner, who bats behind Murphy, went for 4-for-4
and drove in three runs, two of them with a double.
Chris Chambliss, in the sixth spot, stroked a pair of
singles to knock in two runs.
The well-balanced production has removed the need
for Horner to establish personal goals.
“ Too many guys can do too many things on this team
for a player to get carried away and put too much on his
back,” Horner said. "There’s no reason for a guy to say
he has to hit 40 homers and drive in 150 runs.”
The strong pitching Wednesday night came from
rookie Ken Dayley, 1-1, making only his second major
league start. He failed to finish the second inning in his
debut, but limited Montreal to only three hits in 6 2-3
innings. Steve Bedrosian relieved and finished the
Dayley was handed a 3-0 lead before yielding Andre
Dawson’s fourth homer in the fourth inning. But the
Braves produced four runs in the fifth and added two
more in the seventh to give Daley plenty of breathing
The ineffective outing by Burris left Fanning contem-'
plating a move to the bullpen for the right-hander.
“ We won t do anything until (pitching coach) Galen
Cisco and I have talked with him," said Fanning.
“There’s no question he’s pressing trying to win No.l
and pitch away from loss No.7.”
Burris, dejectedly toying with a baseball in front of
his locker, said he hadn’t given much consideration to a
bullpen move.
"We can’t give up on ourselves,” he said. “ We’re *
going through a period every team goes through.”
Celtics rout Sixers this time
Starting young
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics and Philadelphia
76ers usually fight furiously to the bitter end. Recently,
the end has come long before the final buzzer.
Just 10 days after burying the 76ers by 40 points and
only three days after being crushed by 25, the Celtics
walloped Philadelphia by 29 points Wednesday night to
stay alive in the National Basketball Association East­
ern Conference final playoff.
Boston’s 114-85 romp slashed the 76ers’ lead in the
best-of-seven series to 3-2. The sixth game is Friday
night in Philadelphia.
“ This game was over in the latter part of the third
period,” said 76er guard Andrew Toney, who sank just
six of 20 field goal attempts after hitting 14 of 21 in a
119-94 Philadelphia victory Sunday.
Boston has outscored Philadelphia by 34 points in the
Citlxrn photo hy Kir Krnul current series, but still is just one loss away from being
I f you’re going to learn to golf, you m ig h t as w e ll learn to do it rig h t when foiled in its attempt to successfully defend its title.
But Philadelphia coach Billy Cunningham said: "The
y o u ’re young. New P rin c e George G o lf and C u rlin g C lub pro Dave
M cG rath shows nine-year-old F ra n k W right how to hold his club. M cG rath point spread doesn’t mean anything, just a win.”
The Celtics stayed alive with a rejuvenated team
offers lessons for ju n io rs (16 and younger) fo r $7.50 each fo r ch ild re n of
and by using the two days off to adjust their
m em bers and $15 a lesson fo r youngsters whose parents aren’t members.
offence to the absence of playmakcr Nate Archibald,
Although the rate fo r 18 holes has soared above $20 fo r seniors, ju n io rs pay who dislocated his shoulder in the third game
only $7.50 for 18 holes at the PGGCC course.
Robert Parish’s 15 points led Boston to a 33-22 lead
after the first quarter, and the closest the 76ers came
thereafter was nine points.
Parish led all scorers with 26 points and Larry Bird
added 20 points and 20 rebounds for Boston. Toney had 18
points and Darryl Dawkins 14 for the 76ers.
Possible fin a le won by Edmonton
lly The Canadian Press
Kai Haaskivi and Neill
Roberts scored during a
shootout as Edmonton nip­
ped Fort Lauderdale Strik­
ers 2-1 Wednesday night in
Steve is an assistant coach of the Canadian wheelchair voln
leyball team.
NEW YORK (CP) National Hockey League
club owners will meet again
within a week to decide
whether the financially
troubled Colorado Rockies
will move to the 20,000-seat
Meadowlands Arena in New
The NHL’s board of gov­
ernors recessed a two-day
meeting Wednesday with no
resolution of the Rockies’
“ It is a total package or
no package,”, said NHL
president John Ziegler.
“ Until all the elements are
agreed on, we have no­
New York Rangers, who
recently completed a deal
to remain at Madison
Square Garden, voluntarily
surrendered their territo­
rial rights to the Meadow­
lands last month and
agreed not to block the
transfer of another franch­
ise to the $82-million
Members of the New
Jersey Sports Authority,
which runs Meadowlands,
were anxious to lure an
NHL team to the facility,
which opened last July.
The only pro hockey
game played at the
Meadowlands, a RangersPhiladelphia Flyers pre­
season exhibition contest,
drew more than 19,000 fans,
making sports complex offi­
cials optimistic a market
exists for a third NHL team
in the New York area.
Peter Gilbert, owner of
the Rockies, said: “ I am
more optimistic that a team
will be in the Meadowlands
than I was a week ago.”
Gilbert could either re­
tain the team, which he said
lost $4 million last season,
or sell it. A group headed by
John McMullen, owner of
baseball’s Houston Astros,
has made an offer to buy the
club. McMullen, a New
Jersey resident, then would
transfer the Rockies east.
That move would disrupt
the NHL divisional align­
ment and require other
teams to shift — which
appears to be the main
stumbling block in the
One plan had Winnipeg
switching from the Norris
Division to the Smythe to re­
place Colorado. That would
create a nearly allCanadian division of Van­
couver, Edmonton, Calgary
and Los Angeles. But Win­
nipeg is opposed to the idea
because it is more geog­
raphically comfortable in
the midwestem Norris,
with Chicago, St. Louis,
Minnesota, Toronto and De­
team for four and one-half years.
what may have been the
Drillers’ final North Amer­
ican Soccer League game.
Edmonton owner Peter
Pocklington has threatened
to fold the franchise unless
support for the team in­ Fort Lauderdale at 1-0 lead
creases. Despite the threat, just 1:39 into the game,
only 5,067 fans attended the beating Driller goalie Peter
Mellor. Edmonton tied the
score before halftime as
Bernd Holzenbein gave Darren Poole booted a shot
Pirate scout's view not team's
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - John W. Galbreath. chair­
man of the board of Pittsburgh Pirates, says he’s shock­
ed by the comments of a scout who said the National
League baseball club should make trades to put more
white players on its roster.
Howie Haak, chief scout of the Pirates and the man
who discovered baseball star Roberto Clemente, said
Pittsburgh fans won’t come out if there are too many
blacks on a team.
“ We’re going to have to trade for some whites," Haak
said from Portland in a telephone interview. “ I’d say
you have to have about four whites starting."
Galbreath. a Columbus businessman, said Tuesday
he couldn’t believe that Haak would make the state­
ments attributed to him. and said they did not reflect his
views or those of his son, Dan. president of the Pirates
“ That’s not the attitude of mvself or my son or the ball
club," Galbreath said. “ I assure you of that.
“ In fact, the question I don’t think has ever come up in
our minds here between Dan and myself, and I'm just as
disappointed as the devil that Howie, being the fine scout
he’s been over the years, would make a statement like
past Striker goalie Jan van
After a scoreless second
half and 15-minute over­
time, Haaskivi and Roberts
scored for Edmonton, 5-3, in
the shootout, while only
Branko Segota could score
for Fort Lauderdale, 7-3.
In other NASL action
Wednesday night. Jackson­
ville Tea Men downed Tam­
pa Bay Rowdies 2-0 and
New York Cosmos edged
Portland Timbers 3-2.
Tea Men 2 Rowdies 0
Ricardo Alonso scored
twice in the second half and
goalie Arne Mausser made
nine saves in posting his
" I t ’s absolutely nothing to do with my feeling at all. second shutout of the season
That doesn’t enter my mind at any time. It never has " for the Tea Men, 3-5. The
Rowdies fell to 4 6.
Cosmos 3 Timber# 2
Galbreath said he was so shocked by the remarks that
Richard Chinapoo scored
he wasn't prepared to make any comment on what
might be done about them He said his son will be out of with less than three minutes
to go for the Cosmos, 8-2.
the country until Saturday.
Giorgio Chinaglia scored
Eleven of the 25 players on the Pittsburgh roster are two second-half goals for
white. Haak, a scout since 1947, said the Class AAA farm the Cosmos, giving him nine
club at Portland of the Pacific Coast League, where the this season and 164 in his
Pirates played an exhibition game Monday night, is NASL career. John Bain of
overloaded with black and Latin American players.
Portland, 4-3, scored at
13:13 and again at 31:47.
If a seventh game is necessary, it will be played in
Boston on Sunday. The winner of the series faces Los
Angeles Lakers, who swept their two playoff series in
four games each, for the championship.
The Celtic* and ’76ers meet in
game six Friday at 11:30 p.m. on
CBS (cable 7).
Recognition for Hackner
OTTAWA (C P )-T h e A1
Hackner rink o f Thunder
Bay, Ont., continues to reap
rewards for being Canadian
and world men’s curling
The Sports Federation of
Canada announced today
the rin k had been named
athletes of the month for
April on the basis of the
April 4 world championship
victory over defending titlist Jurg Tanner of Switzer­
land at Garmisch.
As such, each member
gets a plaque and travel
tickets from AP Air World.
On the rink with Hackner
were lead Bruce Kennedy,
third Rick Lang and second
Bob Nichol.
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