The Complete World Hockey Association

1976 All-Star Game


The Coliseum
Richfield, Ohio
January 13, 1976

Pitting "Canada" against the "United States", the Canadian side took the 1976 all-star game behind Real Cloutier's hat trick, plus help from Swedes Lars-Erik Sjoberg, Ulf Nilsson, Anders Hedberg, and Polish-born John Miszuk, all who had a hand in the Canadian goals. Cloutier shared the MVP award with Paul Shmyr, playing in front of his hometown Cleveland fans, who braved the crowded highways to watch the game.


Canada 6, United States 4

United States001-1

1st period: No scoring.
2nd period: 1. Can: Cloutier (Tardif) 1:45; 2. Can: Mahovlich (Bergman) 11:50; 3. Can: Cloutier (Sjoberg, Bordeleau) 16:44.
3rd period: 4. Can: Lawson 3:50; 5. US: Lacroix (Ley) 13:26; 6. Can: Nilsson (Hedberg, Miszuk) 15:33; 7. Can: Cloutier (Bordeleau, Tardif) 18:04.
Shots: Can: 8-9-13—30, US: 9-9-7—25
Attendance: 15,491
MVPs: Real Cloutier, Quebec & Paul Shmyr, Cleveland
Did not play: Joe Daley, J. C. Tremblay


United States

Coach: Bill Dineen (Houston)

Goaltenders: Christer Abrahamsson (New England), Gerry Cheevers (Cleveland).

Defensemen: Paul Shmyr (Cleveland), John Schella, Marty Howe (Houston), Pat Stapleton (Indianapolis), Rick Ley (New England), Kevin Morrison (San Diego).

Forwards: Andre Lacroix, Gene Peacosh (San Diego), Gordie Howe, Mark Howe (Houston), Dave Keon, Mike Walton (Minnesota), Claude Larose (Cincinnati), Ralph Backstrom, Don Borgeson (Denver-Ottawa), Robbie Ftorek (Phoenix), Wayne Carleton, Tom Webster (New England).


Coach: Jean Guy Gendron (Quebec).

Goaltenders: Jim Shaw (Toronto), Joe Daley (Winnipeg), Don McLeod (Calgary).

Defensemen: Lars-Erik Sjoberg, Larry Hornung, Thommie Bergman (Winnipeg), J.-C. Tremblay (Quebec), Barry Long (Edmonton), John Miszuk, Paul Terbenche (Calgary).

Forwards: Marc Tardif, Real Cloutier, Serge Bernier, Christian Bordeleau, Rejean Houle (Quebec), Vaclav Nedomansky, Frank Mahovlich (Toronto), Bobby Hull, Anders Hedberg, Ulf Nilsson (Winnipeg), Danny Lawson (Calgary), Rusty Patenaude (Edmonton).



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