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Broome Dusters
Founded 1973
Home ice Broome County Veterans Memorial Arenamarker
Based in Binghamton, New Yorkmarker
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 Yorkmarker, USAmarker at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arenamarker. 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 Arenamarker
Uniform colors: gold and brown
Logo design:
Division titles won: none
Regular season titles won: none
League championships won: none


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 what happened was that both Jeff and Steve Carlson wore those type of 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 American Hockey League who previously operated as the Providence Reds.

Season-by-season results

Regular Season
Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
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

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

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

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