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Team Canada 1976

Team Canada 1976
"Martinec skated up to me and patted me on the back. I take the winning goal away from him and he pats me on the back." - Rogie Vachon after making a spectacular overtime save in Game 2 of the final

Because of the excessive weight of the original Canada Cup trophy, weighing 95 pounds of solid nickel, a second trophy was produced with a nickel coating making it much lighter

Canada's only loss of the tournament came against the Czechoslovakian squad in round-robin play, losing 1-0. Czechoslovakian goalie Vladimir Dzurilla, who got the start over legendary netminder Jiri Holecek, was the game's star stopping all 29 Canadian shots

Canada swept the best-of-three final versus the same Czechoslovakian team on an overtime goal by Darryl Sittler

  Series Record: 5-1-1

Hockey Hall of Famers: (17)
Bill Barber, Gerry Cheevers, Bobby Clarke, Marcel Dionne, Phil Esposito, Bob Gainey, Bobby Hull, Guy Lafleur, Guy Lapointe, Lanny McDonald, Bobby Orr, Gilbert Perreault, Denis Potvin, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Steve Shutt, Darryl Sittler

Other Star Contributors:
Pete Mahovlich, Rick Martin, Rogie Vachon

Team Leaders:
Goals: 5 (Bobby Hull)
Assists: 8 (Denis Potvin)
Points: 9 (Bobby Orr & Denis Potvin)
Wins: 5 (Rogie Vachon)

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