The Complete World Hockey Association

1974 All-Star Game


St. Paul Civic Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
January 3, 1974

Andre Lacroix scored twice as the East put in five first-period goals to coast to the win. For Lacroix, his performance erased last year's snub, in which the eventual league scoring leader was left off the team. Larry Pleau also had two goals for the East, while Mike Walton had the hat trick for the West, winning the game's MVP honor.


East 8, West 4


1st period: 1. East: Houle (Bernier, Paiement) 2:11; 2. East: Backstrom (Carleton, Stapleton) 8:02; 3. East: Pleau 10:39; 4. West: Walton (Lawson) 14:55; 5. East: Pinder (Lacroix, Shmyr) 18:38; 6. East: Lacroix (Pinder, Jarrett) 19:12.
2nd period: 7. West: Walton (Hull, Tardif) 7:27; 8. East: Paiement (Backstrom) 9:15; 9. West: Walton (Hamilton, Climie) 16:04; 10. West: Lund (Hughes, Hamilton) 17:28.
3rd period: 11. East: Lacroix (Jarrett, Pinder) 9:17; 12. East: Pleau (Harris, Webster) 18:59.
Shots: East 10-12-10—32, West: 10-13-7—30
Attendance: 13,196
MVP: Mike Walton, Minnesota
Did not play: Al Smith, Larry Hornung, Jim Harrison



Coach: Bobby Hull (Winnipeg)

Goaltenders: Jack Norris (Edmonton), Ernie Wakely (Winnipeg), John Garrett (Minnesota).

Defensemen: Poul Popiel (Houston), Al Hamilton (Edmonton), Rick Smith (Minnesota), Ralph MacSweyn (Vancouver), Larry Hornung (Winnipeg), Bart Crashley, Gerry Odrowski (Los Angeles).

Forwards: Gordie Howe, Larry Lund, Frank Hughes (Houston), Mike Walton, Wayne Connelly (Minnesota), Marc Tardif (Los Angeles), Ron Climie, Jim Harrison (Edmonton), Fran Huck, Bobby Hull (Winnipeg), Danny Lawson, Bryan Campbell (Vancouver).


Coach: Jack Kelley (New England).

Goaltenders: Gilles Gratton (Toronto), Al Smith (New England), Gerry Cheevers (Cleveland).

Defensemen: PaJim Dorey, Rick Ley, Brad Selwood (New England), J. C. Tremblay (Quebec), Paul Shmyr (Cleveland), Pat Stapleton (Chicago).

Forwards: Andre Lacroix, Bobby Sheehan (Jersey), Tom Webster, Larry Pleau, Hugh Harris (New England), Serge Bernier, Rejean Houle (Quebec), Rosaire Paiement, Ralph Backstrom (Chicago), Wayne Carleton, Tom Simpson (Toronto), Gerry Pinder, Gary Jarrett (Cleveland).



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