1974–75 Chicago Cougars season

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1974–75 Chicago Cougars
Division 3rd Eastern
1974–75 record 30–47–1
Goals for 261
Goals against 312
Team information
Coach Pat Stapleton

The 1974–75 Chicago Cougars season was the Chicago Cougars third and final season of operation in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Cougars finished third in the East, but did not have enough points to qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
New England Whalers 78 43 30 5 91 274 279 867
Cleveland Crusaders 78 35 40 3 73 236 258 1273
Chicago Cougars 78 30 47 1 61 261 312 1086
Indianapolis Racers 78 18 57 3 39 216 338 970

Game log[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 18, 1974 2–1 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 1–0–0
2 L October 20, 1974 1–3 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 1–1–0
3 L October 27, 1974 5–6 OT @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 1–2–0
4 L October 29, 1974 2–4 Houston Aeros (1974–75) 1–3–0
5 L October 30, 1974 0–1 @ Houston Aeros (1974–75) 1–4–0
6 L October 31, 1974 3–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 1–5–0
7 W November 2, 1974 4–3 OT Toronto Toros (1974–75) 2–5–0
8 L November 5, 1974 4–5 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 2–6–0
9 L November 10, 1974 0–7 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 2–7–0
10 L November 12, 1974 2–4 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 2–8–0
11 L November 14, 1974 2–4 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 2–9–0
12 L November 16, 1974 2–6 @ Houston Aeros (1974–75) 2–10–0
13 L November 19, 1974 4–5 New England Whalers (1974–75) 2–11–0
14 W November 20, 1974 6–4 Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 3–11–0
15 W November 22, 1974 5–3 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 4–11–0
16 L November 23, 1974 2–3 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 4–12–0
17 L November 24, 1974 5–9 New England Whalers (1974–75) 4–13–0
18 W November 27, 1974 4–2 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 5–13–0
19 W November 28, 1974 3–2 @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 6–13–0
20 W November 30, 1974 7–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 7–13–0
21 W December 5, 1974 5–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 8–13–0
22 W December 7, 1974 9–3 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 9–13–0
23 L December 8, 1974 2–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 9–14–0
24 L December 10, 1974 2–4 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 9–15–0
25 W December 14, 1974 6–0 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 10–15–0
26 L December 17, 1974 1–6 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 10–16–0
27 W December 20, 1974 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 11–16–0
28 L December 21, 1974 0–3 Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 11–17–0
29 L December 22, 1974 2–5 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 11–18–0
30 L December 27, 1974 2–4 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 11–19–0
31 W December 28, 1974 5–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 12–19–0
32 L December 29, 1974 3–4 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 12–20–0
33 W December 31, 1974 4–3 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 13–20–0
34 T January 4, 1975 4–4 Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 13–20–1
35 W January 5, 1975 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 14–20–1
36 L January 7, 1975 2–4 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 14–21–1
37 W January 10, 1975 5–2 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 15–21–1
38 W January 14, 1975 5–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 16–21–1
39 L January 15, 1975 5–7 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 16–22–1
40 W January 18, 1975 3–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 17–22–1
41 L January 19, 1975 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 17–23–1
42 L January 22, 1975 5–8 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 17–24–1
43 L January 23, 1975 2–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 17–25–1
44 L January 25, 1975 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 17–26–1
45 L January 26, 1975 3–5 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 17–27–1
46 W January 28, 1975 4–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 18–27–1
47 L January 30, 1975 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 18–28–1
48 L February 1, 1975 5–6 Houston Aeros (1974–75) 18–29–1
49 L February 2, 1975 3–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 18–30–1
50 L February 5, 1975 2–4 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 18–31–1
51 W February 8, 1975 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 19–31–1
52 L February 9, 1975 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 19–32–1
53 L February 10, 1975 1–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 19–33–1
54 L February 12, 1975 3–5 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 19–34–1
55 W February 15, 1975 5–3 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 20–34–1
56 L February 16, 1975 3–6 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 20–35–1
57 W February 17, 1975 6–5 OT Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 21–35–1
58 W February 20, 1975 4–3 OT @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 22–35–1
59 W February 23, 1975 2–1 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 23–35–1
60 W February 25, 1975 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 24–35–1
61 W February 26, 1975 4–3 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 25–35–1
62 L March 1, 1975 2–4 @ Houston Aeros (1974–75) 25–36–1
63 L March 2, 1975 0–5 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 25–37–1
64 L March 9, 1975 5–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 25–38–1
65 L March 11, 1975 1–5 Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 25–39–1
66 L March 14, 1975 4–5 Houston Aeros (1974–75) 25–40–1
67 W March 16, 1975 4–2 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 26–40–1
68 W March 17, 1975 3–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 27–40–1
69 L March 18, 1975 3–7 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 27–41–1
70 W March 20, 1975 4–2 @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 28–41–1
71 L March 22, 1975 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 28–42–1
72 L March 23, 1975 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 28–43–1
73 L March 25, 1975 4–6 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 28–44–1
74 L March 26, 1975 3–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 28–45–1
75 L March 30, 1975 6–7 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 28–46–1
76 W April 1, 1975 3–2 OT Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 29–46–1
77 W April 4, 1975 3–1 New England Whalers (1974–75) 30–46–1
78 L April 6, 1975 3–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 30–47–1

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Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 78 42 34 76 26 3 8 0 0
Paiement, RosaireRosaire Paiement C 78 26 48 74 97 0 3 0 0
Rochon, FrankFrank Rochon LW 69 27 29 56 19 8 5 0 0
Lomenda, MarkMark Lomenda RW 69 16 33 49 21 -2 2 0 0
Liddington, BobBob Liddington LW 78 23 18 41 27 -31 5 0 0
Popiel, JanJan Popiel LW 60 18 22 40 74 -1 3 0 0
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 70 15 24 39 28 -28 6 0 0
Mara, PeterPeter Mara C 67 17 21 38 16 7 1 0 0
Stapleton, PatPat Stapleton D 68 4 30 34 38 -9 2 0 0
Maggs, DarylDaryl Maggs D 77 6 27 33 137 17 0 1 0
Mavety, LarryLarry Mavety D 57 10 22 32 126 -3 3 0 0
Morris, RickRick Morris LW 78 15 13 28 110 -14 0 2 0
Harris, DukeDuke Harris RW 54 9 19 28 18 -13 4 0 0
Coates, BrianBrian Coates LW 35 12 9 21 26 -6 1 0 0
Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 77 8 12 20 110 -24 0 0 0
McCallum, DuncDunc McCallum D 31 0 10 10 24 -6 0 0 0
Gordon, DonDon Gordon RW 42 4 5 9 10 -14 1 0 0
Zaine, RodRod Zaine C 68 3 6 9 16 -6 0 1 0
Watson, JimJim Watson D 57 2 6 8 31 -8 0 0 0
Angotti, LouLou Angotti C/RW 26 2 5 7 9 -1 0 1 0
Hardy, JoeJoe Hardy C 17 1 6 7 8 0 0 0 0
Proceviat, DickDick Proceviat D 11 0 3 3 11 -6 0 0 0
Benzelock, JimJim Benzelock RW 10 0 2 2 14 0 0 0 0
Kokkola, KeithKeith Kokkola D 33 0 2 2 69 -4 0 0 0
Walter, DaveDave Walter C 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 45 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Coutu, RichRich Coutu G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dumas, RichardRichard Dumas G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newton, CamCam Newton G 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pritchard, JimJim Pritchard D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 2728 45 18 26 1 176 3.87 1
Newton, CamCam Newton 1905 32 12 20 0 126 3.97 0
Coutu, RichRich Coutu 60 1 0 1 0 5 5.00 0
Dumas, RichardRichard Dumas 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 4694 78 30 47 1 307 3.92 1

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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]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974–75 Chicago Cougars Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ "1974-75 Chicago Cougars Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 

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