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Golden goal: Spokane bonded around Jets hockey team during 1970 Allan Cup run

In 1970, the Jets won the Allan Cup, becoming the first U.S.-based team to win the Canadian senior amateur hockey championship. They went on to win three more Allan Cups: in 1972 as the Jets, then again in 1976 and 1980 as the Flyers. Only one other U.S.-based club has claimed the Cup since.

Jets goalie Seth Martin dies at 81

Seth Martin, who was the Spokane Jets’ goaltender when they became the first team from the United States to win senior amateur hockey’s Allan Cup, died Saturday at the age of 81 in Trail, British Coumbia. Martin was also on the Canadian team that placed fourth in the 1964 Winter Olympics and a member of the International Hockey Hall of Fame.

Former senior hockey star Trembecky dies

For seven seasons during the 1970s, Bob Trembecky was one of the scoring stars during the midst of the heyday of senior amateur hockey in Spokane. Five times from 1970-71 through an injury-plagued 1977-78 season, Trembecky finished in the top 10 in scoring in the Western International Hockey League. During the 1973-74 season he tied for the scoring title with teammate Ken Gustafson with a career-high 78 points.