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May 26, 1978

May 26, 1978

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Fort Worth Completes Title ‘Double’; Oklahoma City Set For Return To CHL

FORT WORTH— Having the home ice advantage at playoff time has its compensations. It is often the difference between winning and losing a championship. It happened to the Fort Worth Texans and the Dallas Black Hawks in the seven-game Adams Cup title series. The Texans emerged with the championship in the ‘deciding’ seventh game—their fourth home ice victory in four games. The Hawks won all three of their games in the State Fair Coliseum in Dallas, and the fact they couldn’t win once in Fort Worth proved their undoing. Dallas coach Gerry McNamara admitted his team was a definite underdog with Fort Worth having the extra game at home. “We just have to win one of those games in their building,” said McNamara. Sadly, for McNamara, they didn’t and Fort Worth skated off…


World Hockey Scoreboard

PRELIMINARY ROUND Final Standings GAMES COMPLETED Wed. April 26 Sweden 6 at Weet Germany 2 Soviet Union 9 at United States 5 Czechoslovakia 8 at East Germany 0 Thu. April 27 Canada 4 at East Germany 0 West Germany 4 at Soviet Union 7 United States 1 at Sweden 5 Fri. April 29 Finland 4 at Czechoslovakia 6 East Germany 2 at Canada 6 Sat. April 29 Czechoslovakia 8 at West Germany 2 Sweden 10 at East Germany 1 Sun. April 30 Soviet Union 8 at Finland 3 Canada 7 at United States 2 Mon. May 1 East Germany 2 at Soviet Union 10 West Germany 2 at Canada 6 Tue. May 2 United States 3 at Czechoslovakia 8 Finland 1 at Sweden 6 Wed. May 3 United States 4 at West Germany 7 Finland 3 at East Germany 4 Thu. May 4 Sweden 1 at Soviet Union 6 Czechoslovakia 5 at Canada 0 Fri. May 5 West Germany 5 at Finland…


Kimberley Ends 42-Year Respite With Cup Victory

KIMBERLEY— Three’s were wild for the Kimberley Dynamiters who used three unassisted third-period goals to pull away to a 7-3 win over the Brantford Alexanders to capture their first Allan Cup in 42 years, but 25-year-old Dynamiters’ playing-coach Jim McCrimmon attributed his club’s success to teamwork and to the spirit of comaraderie among the players. Kimberley was the third consecutive third-place club from the Western International League to reach the Allan Cup finals and made it two out of three for British Columbia as they wrested the crown away from defending champion Brantford, four games to one. Spokane general manager Tom Hodges whose Flyers lost in five games to Brantford last year and who captured first place in the WIHL before bowing in the playoffs to Kimberley predicted before the series that Brantford…


Flags, ‘Diggers Primed For Turner Cup Final

PORTHURON— And then there were two. The International Hockey League’s eight-team starting field in the annual Turner Cup playoff sweepstakes has been reduced to two—Toledo Goaldiggers and Port Huron Flags—and among the missing is the defending IHL champion, Saginaw. The Gears, three-time North Division winners and cup champs last year, were bounced from the cup party in the first round by the surprising Flags, who could do no better than a fourth-place finish over the regular schedule. So, now it’s Ted Garvin’s Goaldiggers against the ‘Cinderella’ Flags in the best-of-seven Turner Cup showdown. It is doubtful that any Hollywood script writer could have conjured up the magic of a Toledo-Port Huron final. The Goaldiggers, who had to settle for second best in the South Division behind Fort Wayne, turned on the Komets in the semi-finals…