1972-73 WHA season

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1972-73 World Hockey Association season
Preseason n/a
Regular Season October 11, 1972-April 1, 1973
Postseason April 4-May 6, 1973
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The 1972-73 WHA season was the first season of the World Hockey Association (WHA). Twelve teams played 78 games each. The league was officially incorporated in June of 1971 by Gary Davidson and Dennis A. Murphy. The league championship trophy, the Avco World Trophy, was donated by AVCO Financial Services Corporation along with $500,000. The New England Whalers won the first Avco World Trophy.

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Programs
Team Type Venue
Alberta Oilers Regular Season Edmonton Gardens
Chicago Cougars Regular Season (1 • 2) International Amphitheatre
Los Angeles Sharks Regular Season Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Minnesota Fighting Saints Regular Season (1 • 2) St. Paul Civic Center
New England Whalers Regular Season (1 • 2) Boston Arena
New York Raiders Regular Season (1 • 2) Madison Square Garden
Ottawa Nationals vs. Quebec Nordiques Regular Season Ottawa Civic Centre
Philadelphia Blazers Regular Season (1 • 2) Philadelphia Civic Center
Winnipeg Jets Postseason (all series) Winnipeg Arena
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