The WHA directly challenged the NHL from 1972 to 1979. Edmonton, New England/Hartford, Winnipeg & Quebec merged into NHL. Other teams included Calgary Broncos, Michigan Stags, LA Sharks, Cleveland Crusaders, NY Raiders, Ottawa Nats/Civics, Philly / Vancouver Blazers, Toronto Toros, Indy Racers, PHX Roadrunners, Denver Spurs, MN Fightin' Saints, SD Mariners, Cincy Stingers.

The WHA directly challenged the NHL from 1972 to 1979. Edmonton, New England/Hartford, Winnipeg & Quebec merged into NHL. Other teams included Calgary Broncos, Michigan Stags, LA Sharks, Cleveland Crusaders, NY Raiders, Ottawa Nats/Civics, Philly / Vancouver Blazers, Toronto Toros, Indy Racers, PHX Roadrunners, Denver Spurs, MN Fightin' Saints, SD Mariners, Cincy Stingers.

Another good view of WHA Calgary Cowboys unis , with Gary Bromley in net.

Another good view of WHA Calgary Cowboys unis , with Gary Bromley in net.

WHA media guide with their two premier players on the front cover...also New York Golden Blades in the background.

WHA media guide with their two premier players on the front cover.also New York Golden Blades in the background.

1972-73 New England Whalers, the WHA's first champions.

New England Whalers, the WHA's first champions.

Goalie Mask, Facts

Some more Baltimore Blades

The Baltimore Blades of the WHA, who started out as the Michigan Stags.

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Three's A Crowd: Chicago Cougars' goalie Dave Dryden; whose face mask is fierce enough to scare most opponents; is crowded in goal crease by teammate Darryl Maggs (4) and Toros' Steve Cuddie. Action occurred in last night's World Hockey Association game at the Gardens. Cougars won in overtime; 4-3.

Three's A Crowd: Chicago Cougars' goalie Dave Dryden; whose face mask is fierce enough to scare most opponents; is crowded in goal crease by teammate Darryl Maggs (4) and Toros' Steve Cuddie. Action occurred in last night's World Hockey Association game at the Gardens. Cougars won in overtime; 4-3.

Minnesota Fighting Saints take on the Chicago Cougars in St.Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Fighting Saints take on the Chicago Cougars in St.

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