1972 Memorial Cup

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The 1972 Memorial Cup occurred May 8–14 at the Ottawa Civic Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It was the 54th annual Memorial Cup competition, organized by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) to determine the champion of major junior A ice hockey. Participating teams were the winners of the Ontario Hockey Association, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League which were the Peterborough Petes, Cornwall Royals and Edmonton Oil Kings. Cornwall won their 1st Memorial Cup, defeating Peterborough in the final game. 1972 was the first year the Memorial Cup was contested as a round robin tournament between three teams.

Round-robin standings[edit]

Peterborough Petes (OHA) 2 2 0 10 6
Cornwall Royals (QMJHL) 2 1 1 7 4
Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) 2 0 2 4 11



  • May 8 Peterborough 4-2 Cornwall
  • May 10 Peterborough 6-4 Edmonton
  • May 12 Cornwall 5-0 Edmonton


  • May 14 Cornwall 2-1 Peterborough

Winning roster[edit]

Robbie Bingley, Yvon Blais, Brian Bowles, Richard Brodeur, Stuart Davison, Robert Geoffrion, Dave Johnson, Dan Lupenette, Blair MacDonald, Tony McCarthy, Gary Macgregor, Brian McCullough, Bob Murray, John Nazar, Michel Renaud, Al Sims, Ron Smith, Gerry Teeple, Kevin Tracey, Pierre Viau, John Wensink, Tom Wynne. Coach: Orval Tessier. Trainers were Ray Moquin and Orval Baker[2]

Award winners[edit]