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Jon Thordarson's WHA: Remember the glory days

 Anders Hedberg holds Jets second Avco Cup trophy.
Anders Hedberg holds Jets second Avco Cup trophy.
Jets defenseman Barry Long takes out Soviet Red Army player in front of goalie Joe Daley on Dec. 12, 1977.
Jets defenseman Barry Long takes out Soviet Red Army player in front of goalie Joe Daley on Dec. 12, 1977.
Mats Lindh wears apparatus to protect his broken jaw playing against  Calgary Cowboys.
Mats Lindh wears apparatus to protect his broken jaw playing against Calgary Cowboys.
Jets goalie Joe Daley and captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg flank the Avco Cup on May 20, 1978, after winning it for the second time.
Jets goalie Joe Daley and captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg flank the Avco Cup on May 20, 1978, after winning it for the second time.
Jets goalie Joe Daley in game on March 12, 1976.
Jets goalie Joe Daley in game on March 12, 1976.
Jets captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg carries the team's second Avco Cup in victory skate around Winnipeg Arena on May 20, 1978.
Jets captain Lars-Erik Sjoberg carries the team's second Avco Cup in victory skate around Winnipeg Arena on May 20, 1978.
Joe Daley makes a save on May 20, 1978.
Joe Daley makes a save on May 20, 1978.
Gordie Howe shakes hands with exhausted Jets goalie Joe Daley on May 20, 1978.
Gordie Howe shakes hands with exhausted Jets goalie Joe Daley on May 20, 1978.
Bobby Hull in a March 29, 1977 game against Houston.
Bobby Hull in a March 29, 1977 game against Houston.
Terry Ruskoski carries Avco Cup, celebrating the team's third victory.
Terry Ruskoski carries Avco Cup, celebrating the team's third victory.
New England Whalers Gordie Howe in playoff game takes on Jets goalie #30 Markus Mattsson
New England Whalers Gordie Howe in playoff game takes on Jets goalie #30 Markus Mattsson
May 20 1978: Jets bench left to right - Lars-Erik Sjoberg, Dave Dunn, Ted Green.
May 20 1978: Jets bench left to right - Lars-Erik Sjoberg, Dave Dunn, Ted Green.
The Jets played Finland on March 25 1979
The Jets played Finland on March 25 1979
On Dec. 20, 1977, the Jets took on the Soviet Red Army in a hard-hitting game. Barry Long and Ted Green collide with a Russian player.
On Dec. 20, 1977, the Jets took on the Soviet Red Army in a hard-hitting game. Barry Long and Ted Green collide with a Russian player.
Celebrating second Avco Cup victory on May 20,1978. Left on shoulders is Terry Ruskowski , right, Lyle Moffat,  in Jets dressing room.
Celebrating second Avco Cup victory on May 20,1978. Left on shoulders is Terry Ruskowski , right, Lyle Moffat, in Jets dressing room.
Jets coach Tom McVie celebrates third Avco Cup championship.
Jets coach Tom McVie celebrates third Avco Cup championship.
Jets celebrate their third Avco Cup. In centre of picture is goalie Joe Daley, Peter Sullivan #10 and Kent Nilson with Avco Cup.
Jets celebrate their third Avco Cup. In centre of picture is goalie Joe Daley, Peter Sullivan #10 and Kent Nilson with Avco Cup.
Jets battle Birmingham Bulls on April 15, 1979.
Jets battle Birmingham Bulls on April 15, 1979.
Jets #15 Anders Hedberg in action against New England.
Jets #15 Anders Hedberg in action against New England.
Jet Lars-Erik Sjoberg faces Wayne Gretzky in playoff game on May 20, 1978.
Jet Lars-Erik Sjoberg faces Wayne Gretzky in playoff game on May 20, 1978.
Terry Ruskowski  and teammate celebrate Jets third Avco Cup victory.
Terry Ruskowski and teammate celebrate Jets third Avco Cup victory.
Jets #2 Lyle Moffat gets a  glove in the face from Indianapolis Racer goalie in a March 9, 1978 game.
Jets #2 Lyle Moffat gets a glove in the face from Indianapolis Racer goalie in a March 9, 1978 game.
Jets take a victory lap to celebrate third Avco Cup.
Jets take a victory lap to celebrate third Avco Cup.
WHA referees in game against the Birmingham Bulls
WHA referees in game against the Birmingham Bulls
Players drink from the cup in the dressing room after third Avco Cup victory.
Players drink from the cup in the dressing room after third Avco Cup victory.
Jets celebrate third Avco Cup victory.
Jets celebrate third Avco Cup victory.
Jets goalie Joe Daley make save against Quebec in a Jan.18,1978 game.
Jets goalie Joe Daley make save against Quebec in a Jan.18,1978 game.
Fans stream on to  the ice looking for sticks after Jets third Avco Cup victory.
Fans stream on to the ice looking for sticks after Jets third Avco Cup victory.
Team owner Ben Haskin with  Jets second AVCO Cup.
Team owner Ben Haskin with Jets second AVCO Cup.
Kim Clackson celebrates goal in the final WHA game against Edmonton in 1979.
Kim Clackson celebrates goal in the final WHA game against Edmonton in 1979.
Bobby Hull gives Peter Sullivan a look during playoff action against New England on May 20, 1978.
Bobby Hull gives Peter Sullivan a look during playoff action against New England on May 20, 1978.
On May 20, 1978 #15 Anders Hedberg celebrates goal with Ulf Nillsson and Lars-Erik Sjoberg as Winnipeg fans go wild.
On May 20, 1978 #15 Anders Hedberg celebrates goal with Ulf Nillsson and Lars-Erik Sjoberg as Winnipeg fans go wild.
 Winnipeg Jets player Mats Lindh with apparatus to protect his broken jaw in a Jan. 21, 1976 game against Calgary.
Winnipeg Jets player Mats Lindh with apparatus to protect his broken jaw in a Jan. 21, 1976 game against Calgary.
The Jets took on Phoenix on Oct. 30, 1974, with the help of their mascot.
The Jets took on Phoenix on Oct. 30, 1974, with the help of their mascot.
Young Jets fans show off souvenir pucks.
Young Jets fans show off souvenir pucks.
Jets backup goalie Curt Larsons does between-period promo in October 1976 with University of Manitoba  women hockey players.
Jets backup goalie Curt Larsons does between-period promo in October 1976 with University of Manitoba women hockey players.
Fans celebrate Jets third Avco Cup victory on May 20, 1979.
Fans celebrate Jets third Avco Cup victory on May 20, 1979.
In 1974, cigarette companies could still advertise at sporting events.
In 1974, cigarette companies could still advertise at sporting events.
This young fan showed up with a home-made flashing hat when the Jets played the Soviet Union on Jan. 6, 1977.
This young fan showed up with a home-made flashing hat when the Jets played the Soviet Union on Jan. 6, 1977.
Fans enjoyed the game against the Soviet Union on Jan 6 1977.
Fans enjoyed the game against the Soviet Union on Jan 6 1977.

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