1976 NSL Div 2

1976 NSL Second Division
  
Buffalo Blazers paid $5,000 to join the second division of the league. 

Newly-formed Sudbury Cyclones also joined the second division.

Oakville United changed their name to the Toronto Falcons prior to the season. 
  
Hamilton Italo-Canadians went through a 15 game winning streak to win the second division championship. 
  
  
Second Division       GP W  L  T  GF GA Pts 
Hamilton Italo-Can.    21 19  1  1 50 11  39
Toronto Croatia        21 14  4  3 48 27  31
Toronto Polonia        21 11  8  2 38 21  24
Buffalo Blazers        21  9 10  2 37 50  20
Ottawa Tigers          21  9 11  1 36 40  19
Sudbury Cyclones       21  7 10  4 27 32  18
Toronto Falcons        21  4 15  2 18 47  10
St. Cath. Heidelberg   21  2 16  3 16 42   7
  
  
Leading goalscorers (as of August 9, 1976)
1.  Emanuel Kulu (Buffalo Blazers) 10 goals
  
Promotion-relegation play-offs
October 6, 1976 at Hamilton
Hamilton Croatia 2 (David Dodds 2)
Toronto Croatia 2 (Ivan Mrsic, Derek Stanton)
  
October 10, 1976 at Toronto
Toronto Croatia 1 (Alan Harvey)
Hamilton Croatia 0