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April 30, 1976

April 30, 1976

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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Fifth-Place Milwaukee Wins USHL

MILWAUKEE— The United States Hockey League has a ‘Cinderella’ champion in the Milwaukee Admirals, a team that managed to finish no better than fifth in the final standings over the regular season. Coached by Andre Carone and sparked by the fantastic goaling of Jean-Marie Pominville, the Admirals swept the Green Bay Bobcats in the best-of-five USHL championship final to capture the hearts of over 4,000 hometown fans. The Admirals beat the Bobcats, the overall league champions during the regular campaign, 6-4 in the windup game to take the Commissioner Trophy, emblematic of USHL playoff supremacy. The Admirals were simply spectacular once they headed into the post-season round winning seven straight games without a loss, a feat rarely achieved in playoff competition. But Carone had the Admirals really up for all three series in…

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Firebirds Turn Road Wins Into NAHL Cup Victory

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HIILERICH 8. BRAOSBY LTD Arnold Street Wallaceburg Ontario Sold in U S and Canada LOUISVILLE SLUGGER HOCKEY STICKS Made in Canada by HIILERICH 8. BRAOSBY LTD Arnold Street Wallaceburg Ontario Sold in U S and Canada PHILADELPHIA— The Philadelphia Firebirds won the third annual Lockhart Cup championship by upsetting the Beauce Jaros four games to two in the playoff finals of the North American Hockey League. If you were among those that thought that the Firebirds and Jaros would scratch, claw, and battle their way through a whale of a series in the deciding round of the cup playoffs, you were right on. As possessors of the best regular season record in the league the favorite Beauce Jaros had the home ice advantage. The series opened at the Palais…

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Cherry Denies Contract Kept Orr From Bruins After Knee Failed Tests

BOSTON— While Bobby Orr ended almost a season of speculation on when he would return from two knee operations by returning to Parry Sound, Ontario, on April 7, it is sure that it will be revived shortly. Regarding his contract, which runs out with Boston in May, it is generally believed that Orr wants to stay in Boston, where he has spent his entire NHL career. The amount of money he would want from the Jacobs brothers, new Boston owners plus, of course, the condition of the knee, are key factors here. Boston fans have been up to their ears in speculation, and rumors have floated that Orr is headed for Los Angeles, Toronto or Detroit. And there was also rumor that Orr was not playing because of the negotiations. But this has been…

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WHA Leaders

FINAL SCORING LEADERS…