The Calgary Broncos were an original World Hockey Association franchise founded November 1, 1971. In the first WHA draft, the Broncos chose: Barry Gibbs, Jim Harrison, Dale Hoganson and Jack Norris. The team relocated prior to the start of the first WHA season when team owner Bob Brownridge died. They moved to Ohio, becoming the Cleveland Crusaders.
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|1976–1977||Minnesota Fighting Saints|
The Broncos were established in anticipation of an Alberta rivalry between the Broncos and the Edmonton Oilers. After the team folded, the Edmonton Oilers were renamed Alberta Oilers with the intention of splitting their home games between Calgary and Edmonton. The Oilers ultimately did not play any home games in Calgary however, and reverted to the name "Edmonton Oilers" after one season.
- Proudfoot, Dan. Pro Hockey WHA 75–76. Canada: Pocket Books. p. 12.
- "Alberta Oilers—Major Pro Hockey Returns to Edmonton". Edmonton Oilers Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
- Bilych, George; Scott, Dunc (1975-05-07). "Corral roost for old Eagles". Calgary Herald. p. 53.