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01-08-13 06:40 PM - Post#1497258    



I found this list on a web site and it may not be complete but here's the schedule of exhibition games played between the WHA vs NHL

----1974----
Sept 26 - Oct 6

September 26, 1974
Houston 5 St Louis 3
pretty sure there were no fights

September 28, 1974
Philadelphia 4 vs. New England (WHA) 2 @ Quebec City, QC
No fights-Alan Hangsleben refused to fight Dave Schultz

September 29, 1974
Atlanta 3 Winnipeg 1
Ashton vs. Vail 22:41

October 2, 1974
Toronto 5 @ Phoenix 3
Dave "Tiger" Williams vs Rick Newell
Dave "Tiger" Williams vs Jim Niekamp
John Grisdale vs. Bob Barlow
Dave "Tiger" Williams vs. John Hughes 60:00

October 4, 1974
Indianapolis 3 vs. Detroit 3 @ Notre Dame

October 5, 1974
San Diego 4 California 3
Stewart (C) vs. Reichmuth (SD) 37:06

October 6, 1974
Minnesota 4 vs. Toronto (WHA) 3 @ Memphis, TN
Richard Nantais (M) vs. Lou Nistico (T) 54:26

October 6, 1974
Vancouver 4 Edmonton 3


October 6, 1974
Pittsburgh 5 Cleveland 3

Stewart vs. Durbano 35:41
Cardwell vs. Seiling 40:13
Baxter vs. Seiling 48:17
Krake vs. Campbell 55:52
W. Hillman-Kelly 55:52
L. Hillman-Kelly 55:52
Leduc-Durbano 55:52
bench clearing brawl 55:52


October 2, 1974
California 6 Vancouver 0
no fights


----1975----
No exhibition games


----1976----

September 21,1976
Atlanta 6 @ Birmingham 7
Nistico-Flett

September 21, 1976
Pittsburgh 5 Houston 1

September 23, 1976
Pittsburgh 7 Calgary 3

September 24, 1976
Winnipeg 5 Pittsburgh 3
No fights

September 26, 1976
Pittsburgh 3 Edmonton 1

September 26, 1976
Washington 2 Indianapolis 1

September 26, 1976
Winnipeg 6 vs. St. Louis 2
Irvine (STL) vs. Miller (WIN) 37:06
Sutter (STL) vs. Dunn (WIN) 39:35

September 27, 1976
Calgary 4 St Louis 1

September 28, 1976
Pittsburgh 7, Edmonton 3

September 29, 1976
St. Louis 5 Edmonton 4

September 29, 1976
Washington 3 Cincinnati 2

September 30, 1976
Atlanta 8 Houston 4

September 30, 1976
Pittsburgh 6 Indianapolis 4

October 1, 1976
New England 2 NY Rangers 2
No Fights


----1977----
Sept 25 - Oct 10

September 26, 1977
New England 2 Chicago 2
Steve Carlson vs. Randy Holt 44:43

September 28, 1977
New England 5 Washington 4
Rowe vs. Roberts 58:15

September 28, 1977
Minnesota 2 Winnipeg 1
No fights

September 30,1977
Atlanta (NHL) 3 @ Birmingham (WHA) 0
Gord Gallant (BIR) vs. David Shand (ATL) 14:59
Gilles Bilodeau (BIR) vs. Ed Kea (ATL) 23:46
Davy Gorman (BIR) vs. John Gould (ATL) 34:08
Bob Stephenson (BIR) vs. Richard Mulhern (ATL) 42:51
Gilles Bilodeau (BIR) vs. Ed Kea (ATL) 56:32

September 30, 1977
New England 7 NY Rangers 4
No fights

October 1, 1977
Boston 5 New England 0
no fights

October 1, 1977
Winnipeg 4 Minnesota 3
No fights

Edmonton 3 St Louis 2

October 4, 1977
New England 5 @ Atlanta 4
Carlson (NE) vs. Roy (ATL) 8:57
Ley (NE) vs. Bennett (ATL) 29:03

October 5, 1977
Atlanta (NHL) 5 @ Houston (WHA)3
Philipoff (ATL) vs. Schella (HOU) 9:38
Bennett (ATL) vs. Hughes (HOU) 16:25
Simpson (ATL) vs. Irwin (HOU) 29:39

October 5, 1977
Winnipeg 6 St Louis 2
No fights

October 6, 1977
Cincinnati 4 Washington 2 @ Hampton, VA
No fights

October 6, 1977
Winnipeg 3 St Louis 0
No fights

October 6, 1977
New England 9 Pittsburgh 0
Butters vs. Campbell 7:53

October 7, 1977
St. Louis 4 @ Birmingham 0
Gord Gallant (BIR) vs. Dick Redmond (STL) 26:01

October 8, 1977
Quebec 5 Ny Rangers 5

October 8, 1977
Edmonton 5 Detroit 4

October 9, 1977
Atlanta Flames 3 @ New England 4
20:32 Jack Carlson (NE) vs. Mulhern (ATL)
26:00 Lyle (NE) vs. Pat Ribble (ATL)
59:00 Jack Carlson refused to fight Willi Plett

October 9, 1977
Cleveland Barons 4 Edmonton 2
No fights

October 8, 1977
Winnipeg 1 Detroit 0
No fights

October 10, 1977
Quebec 5 Washington 1


----1978----
Sept. 23 - Oct 8

September 23, 1978
New England 5 Washington 2 @ Hershey PA
Alan Hangsleben (NE) vs. Bill Riley (WAS) 56:19


September 24, 1978
Winnipeg 2 St Louis 2
No fights

September 26, 1978
Colorado 5 @ Winnipeg (WHA) 3
Barry Beck (COL) vs. Ted Green (WIN) 31:54
Mike Christie (COL) vs. Dale Yakiwchuk (WIN) 37:20

September 27, 1978
Colorado 2 @ Quebec (WHA) 3
No Fights

September 27, 1978
New York Islanders 2 @ New England Whalers 5
No Fights

September 28, 1978
Atlanta Flames (NHL) 3 @ Birmingham Bulls 4
Michel Goulet (BIR) vs. Greg Fox (ATL) 16:44

September 28, 1978
NY Rangers 4 Winnipeg 2
No fights
Clackson major/misconduct 51:06

September 30, 1978
Washington 7 Quebec 4

October 1, 1978
Quebec 5 Minnesota 2

October 1, 1978
Washington Capitals (NHL) 1 vs. New England Whalers 5 @ Springfield, MA
Stewart (WA) vs. Jack Carlson (NE) 14:17
Lane (WA) vs. Brubaker (NE) 28:14
Labre (WA) vs. Jack Carlson (NE) 36:10
Press reports Carlson with two big victories

October 2, 1978
NY Rangers 7 Winnipeg 4
No fights

October 3, 1978
New England Whalers 5 @ Detroit (NHL) 7

October 3, 1978
Edmonton 4 Minnesota 2

October 3, 1978
Quebec 3 Pittsburgh 0

October 4, 1978
Detroit (NHL) 0 @ New England Whalers 3
Brubaker (NE) vs Hilworth (DET) 14:59

October 4, 1978
Edmonton 5 Vancouver 3

October 5, 1978
St. Louis Blues (NHL) 4 @ Birmingham Bulls 3
Rick Vaive (BIR) vs. Brian Sutter (STL) 19:02

October 5, 1978
Quebec 5 Chicago 2

October 5, 1978
Winnipeg 5 Minnesota 5
Parise vs. Clackson 19:52
Sharpley vs. Clackson 41:06
A. MacAdam vs. Clackson 53:46

October 6, 1978
Chicago (NHL) 4 @ New England Whalers 4
No Fights

October 6, 1978
Indianapolis 4 St Louis 1

October 7, 1978
Minnesota 9 Edmonton 3

October 7, 1978
Quebec 4 NY Rangers 1

October 7, 1978
Cincinnati 6 Pittsburgh 4
P. Stewart vs. C. Campbell 38:26

October 8, 1978
Colorado 4 @ Edmonton (WHA) 6
No fights

October 8, 1978
Winnipeg 6 Minnesota 5
Clackson vs. Sharpley 11:22
Ruskowski vs. MacAdam 13:15
Hicks vs. B. Maxwell 22:09
Yakiwchuk vs. Smith 27:55

October 8, 1978
New York Rangers 4 @ New England Whalers 4
No Fights


The WHA won the series with a 34-22-7 record. If anybodycan provide dates for the dates or any fight reports please feel free to add them to the thread. Thanks

Edited by Clutch on 02-10-13 07:52 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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01-08-13 08:27 PM - Post#1497275    


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I'm going to merge these and clean these up. I would love to have a complete list.














October 8, 1978
New York Rangers 4 @ New England Whalers 4

No Fights
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Edited by Clutch on 01-09-13 07:56 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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01-08-13 10:32 PM - Post#1497289    


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Good job Clutch.
 
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01-08-13 10:35 PM - Post#1497291    


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Sorry it's going to be ugly, but I have more to fill in!
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01-09-13 12:40 AM - Post#1497304    


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I remember my uncle (season ticket holder) talking about that Colorado-Wpg game. He said Beck KILLED Teddy Green, and Dale Yakiwchuk (big kid) handled Christie.

He was pissed that no one helped Green. Beck rolled right over the old guy.

That Minnesota-Wpg game in '78 featured three Kim Clackson fights if I remember correctly. I can't recall who he fought tho. I remember slambD mentioning those fights as well years ago.

I'm pretty sure one of the fights was Sharpley. For some reason Pirus, Maxwell, and Barrett are also in my head.

Edited by Q88 on 01-09-13 12:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
 
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01-10-13 05:12 PM - Post#1497878    


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The October 4 78. Edmonton Vancouver game had 10 fights. I'll look for the details and post em later.


 
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01-11-13 07:40 AM - Post#1497997    


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Those were times when i wasnt born ... One famous hockey fight site where u can score up your review as i recommends that site for you from where you finds a GREAT INFO of all fights by different guys.
 
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01-11-13 07:50 AM - Post#1498001    


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44/68 games and I still have a few to go.

This site was helpful with a few I didn't have.
http://www.whahof.com/games_exh.php

One game I have always been interested in was the Blues 9/27/76 game at Calgary. There was an article about how the Cowboys' coach Joe Crozier Link where he is concerned about the Blues and is playing Peter McNamee, Paul Hurley,Rick Jodzio, and Peter Driscoll. However in the next day's paper there is no mention of the game, nor is there a box! (It's not online, I ordered it on microfilm to look for it a while back.) So if anyone out there knows the details I would love to hear them.
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01-13-13 01:17 AM - Post#1498449    


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Here's a photo of a program I was lucky to find of a Winnipeg Jets vs Minnesota North Stars game from Sept. 28, 1977



 
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01-13-13 08:59 AM - Post#1498464    


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That's cool!

Another thing, I had read an excerpt of an article from the Edmonton/St. Louis 1976, a brawl that included Bob Gassoff vs. Steve Carlson at 59:55 (I think). Any Edmonton posters recall this?
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01-15-13 09:17 AM - Post#1498941    


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  • Q88 Said:
I remember my uncle (season ticket holder) talking about that Colorado-Wpg game. He said Beck KILLED Teddy Green, and Dale Yakiwchuk (big kid) handled Christie.

He was pissed that no one helped Green. Beck rolled right over the old guy.

That Minnesota-Wpg game in '78 featured three Kim Clackson fights if I remember correctly. I can't recall who he fought tho. I remember slambD mentioning those fights as well years ago.

I'm pretty sure one of the fights was Sharpley. For some reason Pirus, Maxwell, and Barrett are also in my head.


Q, I've heard that too that Beck mauled Green in that fight. Dale Yakiwchuck was supposed to be a great fighter with the Portland Winter Hawks in junior. Don't know what he was like as a pro though, not surprised to hear that he beat Christie, though.

Here's an article that slamb-d posted here years ago of how Clackson terrorized the North Stars in the exhibition game that you mentioned:

"Winnipeg Free Press Friday, October 6, 1978

Bad boy makes good

By REYN DAVIS

DULUTH, Minn - Kim Clackson, Hero or goat?
Depends on who you ask. Thirty-one minutes in penalties is enough to curl the hair of any God-fearing coach. But for all his penalties - three minors, three majors and a game misconduct - they did precious little damage to Winnipeg Jets and probably a lot of good, though indirectly.

While Clackson distracted Minnesota North Stars here Thursday night the Jets were coming from behind to tie the merged National Hockey League club 5-5 before a near-capacity crowd of 4,397.
"Get him, get him," cried North Stars' general manager Lou Nanne, exhorting his players to face up to the pugnacious Clackson.

One by one they tried, but while the challenges were coming forth, the Jets were skating unmolested, pecking away at Minnesota's leads of 2-0, 3-1, and 5-4.

"Oh, how I'd love to have that guy," cooed Nanne as Clackson handled the challenges of one North Star after another.
"He's more important to that team that you realize. He's their nerve. And I'd love to have him."

Artistically, Clackson was less than pretty. He slashed them, elbowed them and growled in their faces. When he crosschecked Kris Manery in the chest after Manery scored his third goal and Minnesota's fifth at 1:06 of the third period, Clackson turned around just as Glen Sharpley came full speed with a cross-check that struck him over the jaw and neck.
Clackson fell in a heap. But he picked himself up and went after Sharpley.
When they cooled off, Clackson had a major and Sharpley had two majors.

"Andy, you're the worst," bellowed Nanne from the sanctity of the press box, addressing his remarks to the NHL referee Andy Van Hellemond. "We know you're from Winnipeg."

BENCH BITS: "You better start to hide Clackson, because you've got no help," roared a familiar voice, Glen Sonmor, formerly coach of Birmingham Bulls, now their chief scout, cheering with Nanne in the press box."
 
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01-16-13 01:56 PM - Post#1499344    


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When was the Rangers-Nordiques pre-season bench brawl? Was that in 1979 right after the merger? Was never able to get much info on it, other than that Fotiu, Vickers, Maloney and Greschner were involved for the Rangers.
 
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01-30-13 11:02 PM - Post#1505106    


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Here's another WHA-NHL Preseason game program. I was lucky to find inside the original ticket stub which helped me date the game. This match was
Boston Bruins vs Hartford Whalers 10-1-1977



 
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03-31-13 10:05 PM - Post#1526568    


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Sorry guys. forgot to look for this stuff and post it as promised. A couple of articles on the Oct. 4/78 Oilers Canucks game. Thought you might find it interesting.

Oilers take the brawl
Edmonton Sun
Written by Dick Chubey

Halloween came four weeks early for 6,260, Coliseum customers last night.

The Edmonton Oiler disciples sat in on a lengthy evening of tricks, treats and fights. And they witnessed the unveiling of the big pumpkin - Vancouver Canucks gawdy orange and yellow and black uniforms.

With a WHA coach (Harry Neale) and goalie for two periods (Gary Bromley), the Canucks could have been easily mistaken for the second coming of the Vancouver Blazers.

They even lost the interlocking exhibition affair 5-3 in a game that saw the Canucks absorb 19 of 37 penalties. The time clock total for the match, Oilers first win in three games against North American opponents, was 167 minutes.

Things even got a bit ugly midway through the third period when Canucks Randy Holt tackled Oilers' Steve Carlson from behind at the back of the Vancouver net, and attempted to band the Oiler wingers head on the ice. The end result was everyone on the ice becoming involved and when things were finally halted nine penalties were dished out, and Holt was given a match penalty for deliberate attempt to injure.

The first period boxscore in so far as fights were concerned was scored even - one victory a side and a pair of draws.

Canucks' Don Lever, a renown non-combatant, started the preliminaries a minute and eight seconds into the fixture when he took objection to an elbow from Oiler defenceman Cal Sandbeck. Decision Lever.

Next came the draws in separate (1:37 and 9:51) skirmishes between Vancouver's Jere Gillis and Oiler rookie Dave Hunter. It appears to be a two out of three falls situation.

The anticipated heavyweight battle then took place behind the Canucks' net at the 11:54 mark. Vancouver's 190 pound Jack McILHargey and Oilers' Dave Semenko, with a 19 pound weight advantage, squared off. Decision Semenko after he successfully pulled the Canuck blueliner's sweater over his head.

In all, there were 52 minutes in penalties in the spirited session, which also saw the Oilers assume a 2-1 lead.

Doug Berry initiated things by banging Cowboy Flett's pass out into the open corner on a power-play at 12:35. Forty nine seconds later Brett Callighen hammered home a rebound off the backboards.

The Canuck's goal came with less than two minutes left in the period and qualifies as a weird tally when defenceman Bob Manno's seemingly harmless shot wound up behind Dave Dryden after bouncing off two Oiler defenders.

In the second period, the Oilers maintained their one-goal edge on the scoreboard, but dropped well off the pace in the fight boxscore.

Again, there were four scraps as they started and ended with Canucks newest bad boy, Randy Holt, as the feature attraction. In his first shift of the game, Holt chopped down Oilers' Pierre Guite and then, went on to score a decision when the two shed the gloves.

With five seconds left in the period Holt and Semenko exchanged greetings in a bout that wound up fairly even.

In the meantime Paul Shmyr and Vancouver's John Grisdale wrestled to a draw, while Sandbeck dropped his second decision of the night, this time to ex-Victoria junior Curt Fraser was the winner.

The period's secondary statistics were the goals - Ron Chipperfield for Edmonton and Chris Oddliefson for the visitors. The scoreboard count was 5-3 Oilers, but in the ring the Canucks were well in front 3-1-4.

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Edmonton Journal
Written by Jim Matheson

It looked like a Saturday night at the Cromdale (Notorious sleeze bar in Edmonton) or maybe Rollerball.

Anything but a good, old-fashioned hockey game. You know about old style hockey. It's a game where guys skate and shoot pucks instead of right hooks. The only real way to score Wednesday's 5-3 Edmonton Oiler victory over the Vancouver Canucks at the Coliseum was on the 10 point must system. There were more fights than goals, if you can believe it. When the dust had cleared after almost three hours of mayhem and madness, referee Ron Harris had called 20 major penalties two game misconducts and one match misconduct to Canuck's Randy Holt for deliberate intent to injure. Throw in minors for other crimes and there were 162 penalty minutes in all. A nauseating display.

An example: the bearded Holt (who laughs about his mean streak) tried to double-dribble Steve Carlson's head on the ice midway through the final period. It was his third skirmish of the night for the stocky defenceman, who also planted a right hand in hte face of burly linesman Ron Asselstine. His ugly action should call for a stiff penalty from National Hockey League president John Ziegler - but who knows these days? "if that was in the WHA, he'd get a suspension and a $1,000 fine," said Oiler general manager Larry Gordon after the 6,260 fans had filed out of the Coliseum.

Harris employed the gag rule after the game, refusing to answer questions from reporters on the incident but Asselstine a former street fighter in his youth was boiling mad. "I really had to restrain myself." said the veteran linesman, who struggled with Holt for a good five minutes trying to calm him down after he jumped Carlson from behind. "Can't condone his actions." said Canucks coach Harry Neale, minutes after the game which should have had Don Dunphy, instead of Rod Phillips, doing the play-by-play. "He stood up to (Dave) Semenko earlier (in a good, head-to-head scrap that ended in a draw), " said Neale "but he's got to know when to stop in others. It was totally unnecessary."

Fortunately, Carlson was wearing a helmet at the time or his head would have been a bloody mess. "I never go without it," said Carlson, who checked Holt into the boards cleanly before the assault. "He really surprised me... all I could do was cover up."

The fans had barely started munching their popcorn when the fights started in the first period. Canucks winger Don Lever got defenceman Cal Sandbeck off-guard at 68 seconds and it was a junior hockey display after that. Oilers' Dave Hunter had two separate scraps with Vancouver winger Jere Gillis. Guite took on Holt then Ron Sedlbauer in retaliation for the Carlson-Holt backstab, and Semenko had two good, legitimate tussels with Jack McILHargey and Holt.

The WHA heavyweight champ scored a clear decision in the first bout but fought to a draw in the second with the smaller Holt in the middle period. He cut his hand for three stitches and sprained the thumb on this left, exiting for the night with a game misconduct for hair-pulling.

The fights clogged up the flow of the game so much it was impossible to get a tempo going. "There wasn't much hockey played." admitted Neale, who watched his Canucks try to fight their way out of their blinding, neon sign uniforms.

When the players were skating and shooting, Oilers clearly outplayed the Canucks to up their exhibition record to 4-3-2, even if it took an empty net goal by Stan Weir with eight seconds left to cement the victory. It was 2-1 after the first 20 minutes, and 3-2 after two periods. Rookie Doug Berry (on a scramble) and first-star Brett Callighen (15-foot slap-shot), scored for the Oilers in the first before Canuck rearguard Bob Manno scored on a deflection.

In the second, Ron Chipperfield caught Canuck net minder Gary Bromley napping and banked a shot in off his skate from behind the net. But, Canucks fought back with Chris Oddliefson slipping a five-footer past Oilers Dave Dryden.

Oiler defenceman Al Hamilton beat Canuck reliever Glen Hanlon with Vancouver two-men short in the dying minutes to make it 4-2 but Canucks centre Roland Ericksson made it interesting with a goal at 19:29.

The victory for the Oilers healed a four-year-old wound. Canucks whipped the WHA club 4-1 in the Edmonton Gardens in a pre-season game in 1974.


 
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03-31-13 10:36 PM - Post#1526601    


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Thanks Fiasco. Awesome info that I've never read before.
 
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04-01-13 08:25 AM - Post#1526650    


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  • the hammer Said:
I found this list on a web site and it may not be complete but here's the schedule of exhibition games played between the WHA vs NHL

October 6, 1974
Pittsburgh 5 Cleveland 3

Stewart vs. Durbano 35:41
Cardwell vs. Seiling 40:13
Baxter vs. Seiling 48:17
Krake vs. Campbell 55:52
W. Hillman-Kelly 55:52
L. Hillman-Kelly 55:52
Leduc-Durbano 55:52
bench clearing brawl 55:52





I believe this brawl was started by Steve Durbano suckering Ric Leduc. Crusaders actually refused to continue that game and skated off the ice with about 5 minutes remaining and didn't return.
 
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