1975–76 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics season

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1975–76 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics
Division 6th Canadian
1975–76 record 14–26–1
Home record 8-14-1
Goals for 134
Goals against 172
Team information
General Manager Jean-Guy Talbot
Coach Jean-Guy Talbot
Captain Ralph Backstrom
Team leaders
Goals Ralph Backstrom, Don Borgeson
Assists Ralph Backstrom
Points Ralph Backstrom

The 1975–76 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics season was the ill-fated single season of operation of the Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Spurs began the season in Denver, Colorado but relocated to Ottawa, Ontario before giving up for good after 41 games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Canadian Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Winnipeg Jets 81 52 27 2 106 345 254 940
Quebec Nordiques 81 50 27 4 104 371 316 1654
Calgary Cowboys 80 41 35 4 86 307 282 1064
Edmonton Oilers 81 27 49 5 59 268 345 991
Toronto Toros 81 24 52 5 53 335 398 1099
Denver Spurs / Ottawa Civics+ 41 14 26 1 29 134 172 536

+team started season in Western Division when playing in Denver; transferred by league to Canadian Division shortly after moving to Ottawa.


Denver Spurs Game log[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 1975 1–7 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 0–1–0
2 L October 16, 1975 3–7 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 0–2–0
3 W October 17, 1975 5–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 1–2–0
4 W October 18, 1975 6–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 2–2–0
5 W October 22, 1975 2–1 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 3–2–0
6 L October 24, 1975 2–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 3–3–0
7 L October 30, 1975 2–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 3–4–0
8 L November 1, 1975 2–3 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 3–5–0
9 T November 4, 1975 2–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 3–5–1
10 L November 6, 1975 3–5 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 3–6–1
11 L November 7, 1975 2–3 OT San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 3–7–1
12 L November 9, 1975 2–3 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 3–8–1
13 L November 13, 1975 8–11 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 3–9–1
14 W November 15, 1975 5–4 OT Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 4–9–1
15 W November 18, 1975 6–3 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 5–9–1
16 L November 20, 1975 1–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 5–10–1
17 L November 21, 1975 2–6 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 5–11–1
18 W November 23, 1975 5–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 6–11–1
19 W November 26, 1975 3–0 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 7–11–1
20 L November 28, 1975 3–7 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 7–12–1
21 W November 30, 1975 4–2 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 8–12–1
22 L December 2, 1975 3–4 OT Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 8–13–1
23 L December 5, 1975 3–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 8–14–1
24 L December 6, 1975 2–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 8–15–1
25 W December 7, 1975 5–1 New England Whalers (1975–76) 9–15–1
26 W December 9, 1975 6–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 10–15–1
27 L December 13, 1975 1–4 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 10–16–1
28 W December 16, 1975 3–2 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 11–16–1
29 W December 19, 1975 6–3 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 12–16–1
30 L December 23, 1975 4–5 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 12–17–1
31 L December 26, 1975 4–9 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 12–18–1
32 L December 27, 1975 0–10 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 12–19–1
33 L December 28, 1975 2–5 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 12–20–1
34 W December 30, 1975 2–1 OT Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 13–20–1

Ottawa Civics Game log[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
35 L January 2, 1976 1–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 13–21–1
36 L January 3, 1976 2–4 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 13–22–1
37 W January 4, 1976 5–2 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 14–22–1
38 L January 7, 1976 2–3 New England Whalers (1975–76) 14–23–1
39 L January 10, 1976 5–8 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 14–24–1
40 L January 11, 1976 5–6 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 14–25–1
41 L January 15, 1976 4–5 OT Houston Aeros (1975–76) 14–26–1

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Playoffs[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 41 21 29 50 14 9 8 0 4
Borgeson, DonDon Borgeson LW 40 21 16 37 24 7 5 0 1
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 38 16 14 30 18 -2 3 0 0
Sherrit, JimJim Sherrit C 40 11 19 30 16 -4 0 0 0
Maggs, DarylDaryl Maggs D 41 4 23 27 42 -9 1 0 1
Lomenda, MarkMark Lomenda RW 37 6 16 22 11 -6 5 0 0
Rochon, FrankFrank Rochon LW 41 11 10 21 10 -18 3 0 0
Morris, RickRick Morris LW 41 9 6 15 58 -19 0 2 1
Liddington, BobBob Liddington LW 35 7 8 15 14 -2 1 0 0
Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D 35 2 13 15 49 -14 0 0 0
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 40 6 8 14 15 -11 4 0 1
Lavender, BrianBrian Lavender LW 37 5 6 11 35 -15 0 0 0
Bignell, LarryLarry Bignell D 41 5 5 10 43 -4 0 0 0
Mara, PeterPeter Mara C 40 3 7 10 8 -15 0 0 0
Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 41 1 8 9 32 -13 0 0 0
Bredin, GaryGary Bredin RW 17 4 3 7 2 -7 1 0 0
LeBlanc, J.P.J.P. LeBlanc C 15 1 5 6 25 -7 0 0 0
Delorme, RonRon Delorme C 22 1 3 4 28 -3 0 0 0
Mavety, LarryLarry Mavety D 14 0 4 4 14 -12 0 0 0
Kokkola, KeithKeith Kokkola D 16 0 3 3 40 -2 0 0 0
Johnson, BobBob Johnson G 24 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 0
Zimmerman, LynnLynn Zimmerman G 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gibbons, BrianBrian Gibbons D 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goldthorpe, BillBill Goldthorpe LW 12 0 0 0 31 -5 0 0 0
Grigg, ChrisChris Grigg G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newton, CamCam Newton G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pizunski, EdEd Pizunski RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Popiel, JanJan Popiel LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Sanza, NickNick Sanza G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 1345 24 8 14 1 88 3.93 0
Newton, CamCam Newton 573 10 4 6 0 35 3.66 1
Zimmerman, LynnLynn Zimmerman 495 8 2 6 0 31 3.76 0
Grigg, ChrisChris Grigg 80 2 0 0 0 13 9.75 0
Sanza, NickNick Sanza 20 1 0 0 0 5 15.00 0
Team: 2513 41 14 26 1 172 4.11 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. ^ "1975–76 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ "1975-76 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 

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