History of the A's
Lacrosse Here's Howe
A HERO FOR
St. Catharines Standard
June 23, 1966
Howe may have slowed a step or two and he cuts his playing shifts a little
shorter than when he broke into senior lacrosse 15 years ago. However
he’s still a pretty handy guy to have around. St. Catharines Athletics
have realized this for a long time.
Petes and Brooklin Redmen are the latest teams to recognize that fact
albeit they may be a little less appreciative. A week ago Howe scored the
game-winner at Haig Bowl against Peterborough with only 28 seconds of
playing time left and the Athletics a man short.
night the reverse situation developed with the A’s enjoying a man
advantage in the final minutes against Brooklin and the score tied 8 –
the result was the same.
44 seconds left Howe took relay passes from Gary Moore and Brian Woods and
fired the winning goal past Gary Drysdale for a 9 – 8 St. Catharines
decision. The victory moved the Athletics to within two points of
Brampton, currently holding down the fourth and final playoff position in
the Ontario Lacrosse Association senior A league.
the score indicates, the game last night was another thriller.
led 5 – 2 in the first period.
Catharines, sparked by the dynamic running and shooting of Gerry Cheevers,
came back to take an 8 – 7 margin in the second.
O’Brien took a breakaway pass from Don Ryding to tie the score early in
the third and with time running out overtime appeared to be imminent.
stood off a penalty to Terry Davis with four minutes left but he had no
sooner returned then Ken Lotton was sent off for high sticking Howe.
some dazzling passing, the Athletics were unable to crack the tight
defence thrown up by the Redmen until Howe stepped out from behind the
goal to take Moore’s underhand throw at the edge of the crease. The
35-year-old faked once, then tossed the ball cleanly over Drysdale’s
and Cheevers shared the scoring lead for St. Catharines with three goals
each, Art Graham, Dave Hall and Bill Young had singles.
Brooklin, Elmer Tran and Ken Lotton had two each, Ken Crawford, Grant
Heffernan, Davis and O’Brien one each.
there was a good deal of tough checking, referees Bob Dobbie and Scoop
Hayes relaxed the strict officiating of earlier games and issued 19 minor
penalties, 10 of them to Brooklin.
playing-coach Doug Smith faced a unique situation last night when he not
only had a full line-up, but had to sit out three players.
Carr and Bill Hallett made their first starts of the season in a St.
Catharines uniform while Cheevers returned after missing the last three
weeks of the schedule.
goal, Drysdale; defence, Ryding (0-2), Hollyday, Crawford (1,0), O’Brien
(1-1); forwards, Davis (1-3), Tran (2,0), Heffernan (1,0), Lotton ( 2-2),
related reading: An Interview With Ted Howe