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Lacrosse Here's Howe





The St. Catharines Standard 

Thursday June 23, 1966 

Ted 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. 

Peterborough 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. 

Another Winner 

Last night the reverse situation developed with the A’s enjoying a man advantage in the final minutes against Brooklin and the score tied 8 – 8. 

However the result was the same. 

With 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. 

As the score indicates, the game last night was another thriller. 

Brooklin led 5 – 2 in the first period. 

St. Catharines, sparked by the dynamic running and shooting of Gerry Cheevers, came back to take an 8 – 7 margin in the second. 

Dave 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. 

Brooklin 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. 

Despite 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 shoulder. 

Howe and Cheevers shared the scoring lead for St. Catharines with three goals each, Art Graham, Dave Hall and Bill Young had singles. 

For Brooklin, Elmer Tran and Ken Lotton had two each, Ken Crawford, Grant Heffernan, Davis and O’Brien one each. 

Although 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. 

Athletic 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. 

Don 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. 

Brooklin: 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), Gray, Houston. 

St. Catharines: goal, McCready; defence, Smith (0-1), Graham (1-1), Carr, Hallett, Hall (1-0); forwards, Cheevers (3-0), Boyd, Doberstein, Woods (0-3), Young (1-0), Howe (3-2), Conradi, Thomson, Moore (0-2).

related reading: An Interview With Ted Howe