Broome Dusters

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Broome Dusters
Broome Dusters
Founded 1973
Home ice Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Based in Binghamton, New York
Colors gold and brown
League North American Hockey League

The Broome Dusters were an ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League. They played in Binghamton, New York, USA at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The team logo was designed by Johnny Hart, artist of the comic strip "B.C." and a Binghamton native.

Seasons: 1973-1977
Arena: Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Uniform colors: gold and brown
Logo design:
Division titles won: none
Regular season titles won: none
League championships won: none

History[edit]

The Dusters played in the NAHL, which served as the inspiration for the movie Slap Shot, which includes a "Broome County" team. One scene in the film was specifically drawn from events that occurred in Binghamton. In the movie, the Hanson brothers wear black-rimmed, Coke-bottle eyeglasses, and in one game, get into a fight immediately after the opening faceoff. In reality, both Jeff and Steve Carlson wore similar glasses, and did get into a long fight right after an opening faceoff. Coach Dick Roberge told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, "We got into Binghamton about two or three weeks before the playoffs. In the team warmup, we're out there and all the Binghamton players came out with the plastic glasses and big noses, every one of them, poking fun at the Carlson brothers. We went back in the dressing room and the boys said, 'Coach, as soon as that puck is dropped, we're pairing up.' We had one heckuva fight. They went about 30 minutes until everyone got tired. We met them again in the finals (1974–75) and beat them four straight."

When the NAHL folded in the 1977, the team was replaced by the Binghamton Dusters of the American Hockey League who previously operated as the Providence Reds.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Regular Season
Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1973–74 74 28 41 5 61 274 352 6th, NAHL
1974–75 74 39 32 3 81 293 286 3rd, NAHL
1975–76 74 27 45 2 56 258 337 5th, West
1976–77 74 41 31 2 84 363 324 3rd, NAHL
Playoffs
Season 1st round 2nd round Finals
1973–74 Out of Playoffs
1974–75 ?? ?? L, 0–4, Johnstown
1975–76 Out of Playoffs
1976–77 W, Utica L, Maine --

Team records[edit]

Goals: 87 Dave Staffen Canada (1976–77)
Assists: 124 Rod Bloomfield Canada (1976–77)
Points: 173 Rod Bloomfield Canada (1976–77)
Penalty Minutes: 273 Paul Stewart United States (1975–76)
GAA: 3.61 Rick Lemay Canada (1974–75)
SV%:
Career Goals: 187 Rod Bloomfield Canada
Career Assists: 310 Rod Bloomfield Canada
Career Points: 497 Rod Bloomfield Canada
Career Penalty Minutes: 505 Paul Stewart United States
Career Goaltending Wins:
Career Shutouts:
Career Games: 288 Rod Bloomfield Canada

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