1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders season

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1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders
Division 2nd East
1975–76 record 35–40–5
Goals for 273
Goals against 279
Team information
Coach Johnny Wilson
Arena Coliseum at Richfield

The 1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders season was the Cleveland Crusaders' fourth season of operation in the World Hockey Association. It was the last season of the franchise in Cleveland, Ohio. It would relocate to Minnesota for the next season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Indianapolis Racers 80 35 39 6 76 245 247 1301
Cleveland Crusaders 80 35 40 5 75 273 279 1356
New England Whalers 80 33 40 7 73 255 290 1012
Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 44 1 71 285 340 1344

Game log[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 11, 1975 0–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 0–1–0
2 W October 15, 1975 8–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 1–1–0
3 L October 19, 1975 5–6 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 1–2–0
4 W October 25, 1975 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 2–2–0
5 L October 29, 1975 1–3 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 2–3–0
6 W October 31, 1975 6–2 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 3–3–0
7 W November 2, 1975 5–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 4–3–0
8 T November 4, 1975 2–2 @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 4–3–1
9 L November 7, 1975 2–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 4–4–1
10 L November 9, 1975 1–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 4–5–1
11 W November 11, 1975 3–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 5–5–1
12 L November 13, 1975 1–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 5–6–1
13 L November 15, 1975 4–5 OT @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 5–7–1
14 T November 16, 1975 4–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 5–7–2
15 W November 19, 1975 4–3 OT Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 6–7–2
16 W November 22, 1975 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 7–7–2
17 W November 25, 1975 4–3 OT @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 8–7–2
18 L November 26, 1975 0–3 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 8–8–2
19 L November 28, 1975 1–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 8–9–2
20 W November 30, 1975 10–9 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 9–9–2
21 L December 2, 1975 2–9 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 9–10–2
22 L December 3, 1975 3–5 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 9–11–2
23 L December 6, 1975 2–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 9–12–2
24 L December 7, 1975 1–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 9–13–2
25 L December 9, 1975 3–6 @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 9–14–2
26 W December 12, 1975 1–0 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 10–14–2
27 L December 13, 1975 4–5 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 10–15–2
28 L December 14, 1975 3–4 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 10–16–2
29 L December 17, 1975 2–3 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 10–17–2
30 L December 19, 1975 4–5 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 10–18–2
31 W December 20, 1975 5–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 11–18–2
32 L December 22, 1975 1–4 New England Whalers (1975–76) 11–19–2
33 W December 27, 1975 5–0 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 12–19–2
34 L December 28, 1975 0–4 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 12–20–2
35 W January 2, 1976 5–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 13–20–2
36 L January 3, 1976 2–3 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 13–21–2
37 W January 4, 1976 3–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 14–21–2
38 W January 7, 1976 8–3 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 15–21–2
39 L January 9, 1976 5–6 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 15–22–2
40 W January 11, 1976 4–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 16–22–2
41 W January 15, 1976 3–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 17–22–2
42 W January 16, 1976 4–3 New England Whalers (1975–76) 18–22–2
43 L January 17, 1976 4–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 18–23–2
44 L January 21, 1976 2–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 18–24–2
45 T January 23, 1976 2–2 New England Whalers (1975–76) 18–24–3
46 L January 25, 1976 2–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 18–25–3
47 W January 28, 1976 6–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 19–25–3
48 T January 30, 1976 4–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 19–25–4
49 W February 1, 1976 6–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 20–25–4
50 L February 4, 1976 1–5 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 20–26–4
51 L February 5, 1976 2–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 20–27–4
52 T February 7, 1976 4–4 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 20–27–5
53 W February 8, 1976 6–1 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 21–27–5
54 W February 11, 1976 4–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 22–27–5
55 L February 15, 1976 2–3 New England Whalers (1975–76) 22–28–5
56 W February 18, 1976 4–0 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 23–28–5
57 L February 19, 1976 3–5 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 23–29–5
58 W February 21, 1976 3–2 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 24–29–5
59 W February 22, 1976 2–1 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 25–29–5
60 L February 25, 1976 2–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 25–30–5
61 L February 27, 1976 4–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 25–31–5
62 W February 29, 1976 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 26–31–5
63 L March 3, 1976 3–4 OT @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 26–32–5
64 W March 6, 1976 5–4 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 27–32–5
65 W March 7, 1976 5–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 28–32–5
66 W March 10, 1976 5–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 29–32–5
67 L March 12, 1976 2–8 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 29–33–5
68 L March 14, 1976 2–3 OT Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 29–34–5
69 L March 16, 1976 0–6 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 29–35–5
70 W March 19, 1976 6–5 OT @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 30–35–5
71 L March 20, 1976 5–6 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 30–36–5
72 W March 21, 1976 4–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 31–36–5
73 W March 23, 1976 3–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 32–36–5
74 L March 24, 1976 2–3 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 32–37–5
75 L March 26, 1976 2–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 32–38–5
76 W March 31, 1976 5–1 New England Whalers (1975–76) 33–38–5
77 L April 2, 1976 2–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 33–39–5
78 W April 3, 1976 4–2 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 34–39–5
79 W April 4, 1976 6–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 35–39–5
80 L April 6, 1976 2–3 OT San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 35–40–5

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Playoffs[edit]

New England Whalers 3, Cleveland Crusaders 0 - Preliminary Round[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 Cleveland Crusaders 3–5 New England Whalers 0–1
2 April 10 New England Whalers 6–1 Cleveland Crusaders 0–2
3 April 11 New England Whalers 3–2 Cleveland Crusaders 0–3

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ward, RonRon Ward C 75 32 50 82 24 14 11 2 2
Harrison, JimJim Harrison C 59 34 38 72 62 4 9 2 5
Leduc, RichRich Leduc C 79 36 22 58 76 7 8 2 6
Pinder, GerryGerry Pinder LW 79 21 30 51 118 -8 8 3 2
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 80 26 24 50 72 9 5 0 4
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 70 6 44 50 101 16 4 1 2
McDonough, AlAl McDonough RW 80 23 22 45 19 1 4 0 1
Walker, RussRuss Walker RW 72 23 15 38 122 -7 5 0 2
Edur, TomTom Edur D 80 7 28 35 62 15 3 0 0
Jarrett, GaryGary Jarrett LW 69 16 17 33 22 -4 1 0 1
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart LW 79 12 21 33 43 -3 0 0 3
Tamminen, JuhaniJuhani Tamminen RW 65 7 14 21 0 -8 2 0 0
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 73 3 14 17 177 -13 0 0 1
Ball, TerryTerry Ball D 23 2 15 17 18 -21 2 0 0
McKay, RayRay McKay D 68 3 10 13 44 -8 1 0 1
Moffat, LyleLyle Moffat LW 33 4 7 11 33 10 1 0 1
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart C 42 2 9 11 15 -2 0 0 0
Baxter, PaulPaul Baxter D 67 3 7 10 201 -7 1 0 1
Legge, RandyRandy Legge D 44 1 8 9 28 -7 0 0 0
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 35 5 3 8 6 -16 4 0 2
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 12 5 2 7 4 -1 3 0 1
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 35 0 7 7 22 -8 0 0 0
Evo, BillBill Evo RW 40 1 5 6 32 -15 0 0 0
Muloin, WayneWayne Muloin D 27 0 5 5 12 -7 0 0 0
Holbrook, TerryTerry Holbrook RW 15 1 2 3 6 -1 0 1 0
Conroy, MikeMike Conroy LW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Newton, CamCam Newton G 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bowles, BrianBrian Bowles D 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 28 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Johnson, BobBob Johnson G 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Whidden, BobBob Whidden G 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 1570 28 11 14 1 95 3.63 1
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 1043 18 9 8 0 56 3.22 1
Newton, CamCam Newton 896 15 7 7 1 48 3.21 0
Whidden, BobBob Whidden 1230 21 7 11 2 70 3.41 1
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron 130 2 1 0 1 8 3.69 0
Team: 4869 80 35 40 5 277 3.41 3
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Leduc, RichRich Leduc C 3 2 1 3 2 0 0 0
Jarrett, GaryGary Jarrett LW 3 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Edur, TomTom Edur D 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Ward, RonRon Ward C 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
McDonough, AlAl McDonough RW 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Harrison, JimJim Harrison C 3 0 1 1 9 0 0 0
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 3 0 1 1 12 0 0 0
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Baxter, PaulPaul Baxter D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Holbrook, TerryTerry Holbrook RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, BobBob Johnson G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legge, RandyRandy Legge D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
McKay, RayRay McKay D 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Newton, CamCam Newton G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pinder, GerryGerry Pinder LW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tamminen, JuhaniJuhani Tamminen RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Walker, RussRuss Walker RW 3 0 0 0 18 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 120 2 0 2 8 4.00 0
Newton, CamCam Newton 60 1 0 1 6 6.00 0
Team: 180 3 0 3 14 4.67 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]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  2. ^ "1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 

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