DVD Set: The WHA Chronicles - Video Svc Corp. 2008

DVD Set: The WHA Chronicles - Video Svc Corp. 2008

  • USD $49.95
Publisher: Video Service Corp., Under License, 2008
Size: 2
Condition: Brand New factory stock.

Item #: DVD079

Sneak Preview: Last Minute of Play in the 1979 AVCO Cup Final Game 6
Step back in time, to a long-lost, but truly historic era in professional hockey history! In the wacky 1970s, an upstart league was launched to challenge the NHL's monopoly, and for seven seasons of ups-and-downs, the World Hockey Association (WHA) took shots at the NHL, raiding its player rosters, capitalizing on its ignored cities, initiating the infusion of European talent, and giving fans memories of a lifetime. For the first time ever, original WHA game broadcasts are now available on DVD! This amazing new set compiles four original television broadcasts from the era, never viewed publicly since their original broadcasts:

New England Whalers vs. Soviet Nationals - December 27, 1976, Harford Civic Center - Complete Original Broadcast - The kickoff to Soviet hockey's Super Series tour of North America was supposed to be a cakewalk for Vladislav Tretiak and the Soviet National Team. But a raucous sold-out Civic Center helped spur on the mediocre-at-best Whalers to play one of their finest games ever, and led them to a brilliant 5-2 victory. Cap Raeder stood on his head in net, while old-school stars like Doug and Gordie Roberts, Ron Busniuk, Garry Swain, George Lyle, Jim Troy, Tom Earl, and coach Harry Neale humbled the Russian visitors.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Quebec Nordiques - 1977 AVCO Cup Finals, Game 7, Colisée de Québec - Complete Original Broadcast - Arguably the two most successful franchises in WHA history, these two future NHL franchises squared off in a dramatic league championship series in 1977. After suffering a humiliating 12-3 loss in Winnipeg in Game 6, the Nordiques turned the tables in this game, clinching the series with an 8-2 win in front of an ecstatic home crowd. Thrill to the performances of Nordiques stars Real Cloutier, Marc Tardif, J.C. Tremblay, Andre Boudrias, Serge Bernier, Gary Lariviere, Curt Brackenbury, goaltender Richard Brodeur, as well as Jets legends Anders Hedberg, Ulf Nilsson, Willy Lindstrom, Bobby Hull, Dan Labraaten, Lars-Erik Sjoberg, Perry Miller, Ted Green, goalie Joe Daley, and more.

1977 WHA All-Star Game - Hartford Civic Center - Complete Original Broadcast - An amazing, historic broadcast of an exciting 4-2 game, featuring such stars of the era as Gordie Roberts, Serge Bernier, Hugh Harris, Michel Parizeau, Tommy Abrahamsson, J.C. Tremblay, Marc Tardif, Pat Stapleton, Wayne Rutledge, Ron Plumb, and the legends, Bobby Hull and Gordie Howe.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers, 1979 AVCO Cup Final, Game 6 - May 20, 1979, Winnipeg Arena - Complete Original Broadcast - Witness the end of an era - the final game in the history of the WHA! Wrapping up their third AVCO Cup Championship with a decisive 7-3 victory, the Winnipeg Jets thrilled the home crowd and claimed the trophy for all-time. Although Bobby Hull retired four games into the season, a host of Winnipeg hockey legends trounced Wayne Gretzky's Oilers - Kent Nilsson, Morris Lukowich, Peter Sullivan, Terry Ruskowski, Willy Lindstrom, Rich Preston, Barry Long, Lyle Moffat, Roland Eriksson, Lars-Erik Sjoberg, and the rest. You'll also see Oilers favorites Dave Semenko, Blair MacDonald, Brett Callighen, Ron Chipperfield, Joe Micheletti, Al Hamilton, Paul Shmyr, Dave Langevin, Risto Siltanen, and more.

Bonus Footage: Classic WHA fight reel, exclusive interviews with Bobby Hull and Wayne Gretzky.

Whether you're a hockey history nut, a lover of the era, or simply a fan of the great, hard-to-find hockey action, this is a rare, thrilling collection that you'll treasure forever. An absolute must-have addition to the sports DVD library of any serious fan or collector!

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