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Minnesota Fighting Saints
The Minnesota Fighting Saints was a professional ice hockey team that played in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The team was founded 1971. The Fighting Saints were an original franchise in the World Hockey Association. They played four seasons in the WHA, starting in the inaugural 1972-73 season but folding in the middle of the 1975-76 season. The played part of their first season at the St Paul Auditorium before the new St. Paul Civic Center opened in January 1973. Their team colors were blue, white and gold.
After the first team folded the WHA moved the Cleveland Crusaders to Saint Paul for the 1976-77 WHA season. The second version of the Saints folded during the season. Their colors were scarlet, white and gold.
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