1972–73 Philadelphia Blazers season

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1972–73 Philadelphia Blazers
Division 3rd Eastern
1972–73 record 38–40–0 (76 pts)
Home record 23–15–0
Road record 15–25–0
Goals for 288
Goals against 305
Team information
General Manager Dave Creighton
Phil Watson
Coach John McKenzie
Phil Watson
Captain Derek Sanderson
Andre Lacroix
Arena Civic Center
Team leaders
Goals Danny Lawson (61)
Assists Andre Lacroix (74)
Points Andre Lacroix (124)
Penalties in minutes Jim Cardiff (185)
Wins Bernie Parent (33)
Goals against average Bernie Parent (3.61)

1973–74 >

The 1972–73 Philadelphia Blazers season was the first season of the Blazers' franchise in the World Hockey Association. It would also be the only season of the Blazers in Philadelphia, as the team relocated to Vancouver for the following season. The Blazers finished third and qualified for the playoffs losing in the first round to the Cleveland Crusaders.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
New England Whalers 78 46 30 2 318 263 858 94
Cleveland Crusaders 78 43 32 3 287 239 1095 89
Philadelphia Blazers 78 38 40 0 288 305 1260 76
Ottawa Nationals 78 35 39 4 279 301 1067 74
Quebec Nordiques 78 33 40 5 276 313 1354 71
New York Raiders 78 33 43 2 303 334 900 68

Game log[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 12, 1972 3–4 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 0–1–0
2 L October 15, 1972 0–5 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 0–2–0
3 L October 19, 1972 2–4 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 0–3–0
4 L October 20, 1972 1–4 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 0–4–0
5 L October 22, 1972 3–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 0–5–0
6 L October 24, 1972 3–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 0–6–0
7 L October 25, 1972 2–8 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 0–7–0
8 W October 27, 1972 5–4 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 1–7–0
9 L October 28, 1972 3–5 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 1–8–0
10 W November 1, 1972 7–5 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 2–8–0
11 L November 2, 1972 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 2–9–0
12 L November 4, 1972 4–8 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 2–10–0
13 L November 5, 1972 1–3 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 2–11–0
14 L November 12, 1972 1–2 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 2–12–0
15 W November 14, 1972 4–3 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 3–12–0
16 L November 18, 1972 4–5 OT Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 3–13–0
17 L November 19, 1972 0–5 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 3–14–0
18 W November 22, 1972 5–4 OT Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 4–14–0
19 L November 24, 1972 4–6 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 4–15–0
20 L November 25, 1972 3–4 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 4–16–0
21 W November 28, 1972 4–3 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 5–16–0
22 W December 1, 1972 5–3 New England Whalers (1972–73) 6–16–0
23 L December 2, 1972 2–8 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 6–17–0
24 L December 5, 1972 3–4 OT Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 6–18–0
25 W December 8, 1972 3–1 New York Raiders (1972–73) 7–18–0
26 W December 9, 1972 7–1 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 8–18–0
27 L December 12, 1972 2–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 8–19–0
28 W December 13, 1972 7–4 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 9–19–0
29 W December 15, 1972 6–4 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 10–19–0
30 L December 16, 1972 6–10 New England Whalers (1972–73) 10–20–0
31 W December 17, 1972 6–3 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 11–20–0
32 L December 19, 1972 2–7 New York Raiders (1972–73) 11–21–0
33 W December 20, 1972 8–5 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 12–21–0
34 L December 23, 1972 3–7 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 12–22–0
35 L December 25, 1972 0–8 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 12–23–0
36 W December 26, 1972 6–2 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 13–23–0
37 L December 28, 1972 3–6 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 13–24–0
38 W December 31, 1972 3–1 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 14–24–0
39 W January 1, 1973 3–0 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 15–24–0
40 L January 10, 1973 1–4 New York Raiders (1972–73) 15–25–0
41 W January 12, 1973 4–3 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 16–25–0
42 W January 13, 1973 9–4 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 17–25–0
43 L January 16, 1973 3–4 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 17–26–0
44 W January 19, 1973 4–2 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 18–26–0
45 L January 20, 1973 3–4 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 18–27–0
46 W January 24, 1973 6–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 19–27–0
47 W January 25, 1973 7–4 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 20–27–0
48 W January 27, 1973 1–0 OT @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 21–27–0
49 L January 28, 1973 2–4 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 21–28–0
50 W January 30, 1973 5–4 OT @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 22–28–0
51 L February 2, 1973 3–5 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 22–29–0
52 L February 6, 1973 3–5 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 22–30–0
53 L February 7, 1973 0–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 22–31–0
54 W February 10, 1973 5–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 23–31–0
55 W February 11, 1973 6–1 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 24–31–0
56 W February 13, 1973 5–4 New England Whalers (1972–73) 25–31–0
57 W February 14, 1973 6–5 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 26–31–0
58 W February 16, 1973 9–2 New York Raiders (1972–73) 27–31–0
59 L February 18, 1973 1–4 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 27–32–0
60 W February 20, 1973 4–2 New England Whalers (1972–73) 28–32–0
61 W February 22, 1973 6–5 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 29–32–0
62 L February 25, 1973 3–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 29–33–0
63 L February 27, 1973 0–3 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 29–34–0
64 W March 4, 1973 4–2 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 30–34–0
65 L March 6, 1973 1–2 OT @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 30–35–0
66 W March 8, 1973 2–1 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 31–35–0
67 W March 9, 1973 11–3 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 32–35–0
68 L March 11, 1973 2–4 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 32–36–0
69 L March 12, 1973 4–6 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 32–37–0
70 W March 13, 1973 4–3 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 33–37–0
71 L March 17, 1973 0–4 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 33–38–0
72 L March 19, 1973 1–5 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 33–39–0
73 W March 21, 1973 7–3 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 34–39–0
74 W March 23, 1973 7–3 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 35–39–0
75 L March 28, 1973 1–2 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 35–40–0
76 W March 29, 1973 2–1 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 36–40–0
77 W March 31, 1973 5–1 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 37–40–0
78 W April 1, 1973 4–2 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 38–40–0

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Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

Playoff schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Series
1 L April 4, 1973 2–3 OT @ Cleveland Crusaders Crusaders lead 1–0
2 L April 7, 1973 1–7 @ Cleveland Crusaders Crusaders lead 2–0
3 L April 8, 1973 1–3 Cleveland Crusaders Crusaders lead 3–0
4 L April 11, 1973 2–6 Cleveland Crusaders Crusaders win 4–0

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lacroix, AndreAndre Lacroix C 78 50 74 124 83 0 16 0 11
Lawson, DannyDanny Lawson RW 78 61 45 106 35 0 20 3 6
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 60 28 50 78 157 0 8 1 7
Campbell, BryanBryan Campbell C 75 25 48 73 85 0 6 0 1
Herriman, DonDon Herriman LW 78 24 48 72 63 0 9 0 4
Plumb, RonRon Plumb D 78 10 41 51 66 0 6 0 0
Burgess, DonDon Burgess LW 74 20 22 42 15 0 1 3 0
O'Donoghue, DonDon O'Donoghue RW 74 16 23 39 43 0 1 0 0
Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 54 2 27 29 43 0 0 0 0
Cardiff, JimJim Cardiff D 78 3 24 27 185 0 0 2 0
Plante, MichelMichel Plante LW 70 13 12 25 35 0 0 0 0
Campeau, RychardRychard Campeau D 75 1 18 19 72 0 1 0 0
Migneault, JohnJohn Migneault LW 55 10 8 18 38 0 1 0 0
Boudreau, MichelMichel Boudreau C 33 7 7 14 4 0 1 0 0
Lapierre, CamilleCamille Lapierre D 24 5 9 14 2 0 0 0 0
Bennett, JohnJohn Bennett LW 34 4 6 10 18 0 1 0 0
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 8 3 3 6 69 0 0 1 0
Henry, PierrePierre Henry C 19 2 3 5 13 0 0 0 0
Harker, DerekDerek Harker D 27 0 5 5 46 0 0 0 0
Gravel, JohnJohn Gravel D 8 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0
Polano, NickNick Polano D 17 0 3 3 24 0 0 0 0
Meloche, DenisDenis Meloche C 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Hutchison, DaveDave Hutchison D 28 0 2 2 34 0 0 0 0
Paiement, PierrePierre Paiement RW 8 1 0 1 18 0 0 0 0
St. Sauveur, ClaudeClaude St. Sauveur C 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Archambault, YvesYves Archambault G 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mosdell, WayneWayne Mosdell D 8 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Parent, BernieBernie Parent G 63 0 1 1 36 0 0 0 0
Rouleau, MichelMichel Rouleau C 6 0 1 1 15 0 0 0 0
Brown, BobBob Brown D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Chipchase, JackJack Chipchase D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cottringer, TomTom Cottringer G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gellard, SamSam Gellard LW 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Golembrosky, FrankFrank Golembrosky RW 8 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Mavety, LarryLarry Mavety D 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Mott, DarwinDarwin Mott LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Myers, MurrayMurray Myers RW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sullivan, DannyDanny Sullivan G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Parent, BernieBernie Parent 3653 63 33 28 0 220 3.61 2
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille 611 15 2 8 0 49 4.81 0
Archambault, YvesYves Archambault 260 6 1 3 0 17 3.92 0
Cottringer, TomTom Cottringer 122 2 1 1 0 8 3.93 0
Sullivan, DannyDanny Sullivan 60 1 1 0 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 4706 78 38 40 0 297 3.79 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 4 3 1 4 8 1 0 0
Lacroix, AndreAndre Lacroix C 4 0 2 2 18 0 0 0
Lapierre, CamilleCamille Lapierre D 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Plumb, RonRon Plumb D 4 0 2 2 13 0 0 0
Burgess, DonDon Burgess LW 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Campeau, RychardRychard Campeau D 4 1 0 1 17 1 0 0
Herriman, DonDon Herriman LW 4 1 0 1 14 1 0 0
Campbell, BryanBryan Campbell C 3 0 1 1 8 0 0 0
Lawson, DannyDanny Lawson RW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
O'Donoghue, DonDon O'Donoghue RW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Archambault, YvesYves Archambault G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boudreau, MichelMichel Boudreau C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cardiff, JimJim Cardiff D 4 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Hutchison, DaveDave Hutchison D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Migneault, JohnJohn Migneault LW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Myers, MurrayMurray Myers RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parent, BernieBernie Parent G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plante, MichelMichel Plante LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Spencer, IrvIrv Spencer D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Archambault, YvesYves Archambault 153 3 0 2 11 4.31 0
Paille, MarcelMarcel Paille 27 1 0 1 5 11.11 0
Parent, BernieBernie Parent 70 1 0 1 3 2.57 0
Team: 250 4 0 4 19 4.56 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient
All-Star Game representative Danny Lawson
John McKenzie
Bill Hunter Trophy Andre Lacroix
WHA First All-Star Team Andre Lacroix (C)
Danny Lawson (RW)
WHA Second All-Star Team Bernie Parent (G)

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
February 12, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
futures
To Cleveland Crusaders
Paul Shmyr
March 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Andre Lacroix
To Quebec Nordiques
cash
May 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
John McKenzie
To Quebec Nordiques
futures
May 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Bill Young
cash
futures
To Minnesota Fighting Saints
Rick Smith
May 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Bryan Campbell
To Chicago Cougars
cash
June 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Marcel Paille
To Chicago Cougars
futures
June 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Don O'Donoghue
To New England Whalers
cash
June 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
futures
To New England Whalers
Terry Caffery
October 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Larry Mavety
To Los Angeles Sharks
cash
November 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
John Gravel
Brit Selby
To Quebec Nordiques
Frank Golembrosky
Michel Rouleau
November 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Bob Brown
To New England Whalers
Brit Selby
November 1, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
Roger Cote
Derek Harker
To Alberta Oilers
cash
November 7, 1972 To Philadelphia Blazers
cash
To Chicago Cougars
Larry Mavety

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the WHA General Player Draft, which was held in Anaheim, California on February 12–13, 1972. The team participated in the draft as the Miami Screaming Eagles.

Players drafted by the Miami Screaming Eagles in the General Player Draft
Round Player Position Team
P Parent, BernieBernie Parent Goaltender Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
P Drouin, JudeJude Drouin Center Minnesota North Stars (NHL)
P Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson Center Boston Bruins (NHL)
P White, BillBill White Defense Chicago Black Hawks (NHL)
1 Bloom, MikeMike Bloom Left Wing St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
2 Caffery, TerryTerry Caffery Center Cleveland Barons (AHL)
3 Komadoski, NeilNeil Komadoski Defense Springfield Kings (AHL)
4 Lambert, YvonYvon Lambert Left Wing Nova Scotia Voyageurs (AHL)
5 McSheffrey, BryanBryan McSheffrey Forward Ottawa 67's (OHA)
6 Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick Center Ottawa 67's (OHA)
7 Potvin, JeanJean Potvin Defense Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
8 Russell, PhilPhil Russell Defense Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
9 Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais Defense California Golden Seals (NHL)
10 Villemure, ReneRene Villemure Forward Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)
11 Archambault, MichelMichel Archambault Left Wing Dallas Black Hawks (CHL)
12 Dudley, RickRick Dudley Left Wing Cincinnati Swords (AHL)
13 Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere Left Wing Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
14 Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson Center Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
15 Foley, RickRick Foley Defense Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
16 Martineau, DonDon Martineau Right Wing New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
17 Nichols, JimJim Nichols Forward Cincinnati Swords (AHL)
18 Nolet, SimonSimon Nolet Right Wing Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
19 Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr Defense California Golden Seals (NHL)
20 St. Sauveur, ClaudeClaude St. Sauveur Center Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972–73 Philadelphia Blazers Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "1972-73 Philadelphia Blazers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

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