Former Flyers goalie Stephenson dies

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

Stephenson is remembered fondly in Philadelphia for being on the 1975 Cup team and also for being the starting goalie that defeated the Soviet Red Army, 4-1, 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 in a statement.