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These events occured in 1972 in the world of hockey:

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  • World Hockey Association (WHA) formed to compete with the NHL. This new league signed several of the top NHL stars including Bobby Hull and Derek Sanderson.
  • Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
  • Hart Memorial Trophy – for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
  • Stanley Cup - Boston Bruins win 4 games to 2 over the New York Rangers
  • World Hockey Championship
    • Men's champion: Czechoslovakia defeated the Soviet Union
  • NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – Boston University Terriers defeat Cornell University Big Red 4-0 in Boston, Massachusetts

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September 28 - Paul Henderson scored the "goal of the century" to give Canada the win in the Summit Series, the first ever Canada versus the Soviet Union hockey showdown.

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