The Complete World Hockey Association

1975 All-Star Game


Edmonton Coliseum
Edmonton, Alberta
January 21, 1975

Stacked with nine Aeros, the West won the third all-star contest, held in Edmonton's new Coliseum. The Aeros scored five of the six goals scored by the West, with Andre Hinse scoring twice. Rejean Houle had two goals and two assists for the East, winning him the game's MVP award, the second time in two years the award was given to a player from the losing side.


West 6, East 4


1st period: 1. West: Mark Howe (G. Howe, Lacroix) 7:08; 2. West: Hinse (Lund, Hughes) 8:18; 3. East: Tardif (Houle, Selwood) 13:32; 4. East: Houle (Pleau, Dorey) 17:37.
2nd period: 5. West: Hull (Lawson) 4:23; 6. West: Hinse (Hughes, Odrowski) 6:35; 7. West: Taylor (Lacroix, Schella) 10:07; 8. West: G. Howe (Lacroix, Mark Howe) 11:53; 9. East: Houle (Selwood, Dorey) 14:32.
3rd period: 10. East: Bernier (Tardif, Houle) 11:20.
Shots: East 11-9-8—28, West: 7-11-12—30
Attendance: 15,326
MVP: Rejean Houle, Quebec
Did not play: Mike Walton, Paul Shmyr, Pierre Guite



Coach: Bill Dineen (Houston)

Goaltenders: Don McLeod (Vancouver), Wayne Rutledge (Houston), Joe Daley (Winnipeg).

Defensemen: Barry Long, Doug Barrie, Al Hamilton (Edmonton), John Schella, Poul Popiel (Houston), Lars-Erik Sjoberg (Winnipeg), Gerry Odrowski (Phoenix).

Forwards: Bobby Hull, Ulf Nilsson (Winnipeg), Gordie Howe, Mark Howe, Larry Lund, Andre Hinse, Frank Hughes, Ted Taylor (Houston), Andre Lacroix (San Diego), Danny Lawson (Vancouver), Fran Huck, Mike Walton (Minnesota).


Coach: Ron Ryan (New England).

Goaltenders: Al Smith (New England), Gerry Cheevers (Cleveland), Andy Brown (Indianapolis).

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

Forwards: Serge Bernier, Rejean Houle, Marc Tardif (Quebec), Pierre Guite, Gary Veneruzzo (Michigan), Wayne Dillon, Frank Mahovlich, Paul Henderson, Tom Simpson (Toronto), Larry Pleau, Tom Webster (New England), Ralph Backstrom (Chicago).



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