Aug 062010

August 6 Philadelphia Daily News 

Wayne Stephenson, a backup goalie on the Flyers‘ second Stanley Cup championship team, died on June 22 in Madison, Wis. He was 65.

No cause of death has been revealed.

Stephenson was the starting goalie in one of the most famous games in Flyers history – a 4-1 victory over the Soviet Red Army at the Spectrum on Jan. 11, 1976.

“On behalf of the Philadelphia Flyers, I would like to personally send my condolences to Nedina and the entire Stephenson family,” Comcast-Spectacor chairman Ed Snider said yesterday in a statement.

“Wayne joined us after we captured our first Stanley Cup in 1974, and provided steady support in helping us as we went on to win our second consecutive championship.

“The following season, Wayne was a key contributor as our team reached the Stanley Cup final for a third consecutive season, earning a spot on the All-Star team. Wayne was a terrific human being who offered so much to our team, both on and off the ice. I will always cherish the memories I have of Wayne.””

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