1976–77 Indianapolis Racers season

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1976–77 Indianapolis Racers
Division 3rd Eastern
1976–77 record 36–37–8
Goals for 276
Goals against 305
Team information
Coach Jacques Demers

The 1976–77 Indianapolis Racers season was the Racers' third season of operation in the World Hockey Association.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Quebec Nordiques 81 47 31 3 353 295 97
Cincinnati Stingers 81 39 37 5 354 303 83
Indianapolis Racers 81 36 37 8 276 305 80
New England Whalers 81 35 40 6 275 290 76
Birmingham Bulls 81 31 46 4 289 309 66
Minnesota Fighting Saints 42 19 18 5 136 129 43

Game log[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 8, 1976 4–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 1–0–0
2 L October 10, 1976 1–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 1–1–0
3 W October 15, 1976 6–5 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 2–1–0
4 L October 17, 1976 2–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 2–2–0
5 L October 19, 1976 1–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 2–3–0
6 T October 21, 1976 4–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 2–3–1
7 L October 23, 1976 1–3 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 2–4–1
8 L October 27, 1976 1–5 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 2–5–1
9 W October 29, 1976 6–4 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 3–5–1
10 L November 3, 1976 2–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 3–6–1
11 W November 4, 1976 5–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 4–6–1
12 L November 7, 1976 0–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 4–7–1
13 L November 9, 1976 2–7 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 4–8–1
14 T November 10, 1976 3–3 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 4–8–2
15 L November 13, 1976 3–7 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 4–9–2
16 W November 14, 1976 3–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 5–9–2
17 W November 16, 1976 5–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 6–9–2
18 W November 19, 1976 4–0 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 7–9–2
19 W November 20, 1976 8–4 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 8–9–2
20 W November 23, 1976 4–3 New England Whalers (1976–77) 9–9–2
21 W November 24, 1976 6–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 10–9–2
22 L November 25, 1976 0–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 10–10–2
23 W November 27, 1976 8–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 11–10–2
24 W November 28, 1976 4–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 12–10–2
25 W December 2, 1976 2–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 13–10–2
26 W December 4, 1976 5–3 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 14–10–2
27 W December 7, 1976 3–2 OT @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 15–10–2
28 W December 10, 1976 3–2 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 16–10–2
29 L December 12, 1976 1–3 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 16–11–2
30 L December 16, 1976 3–5 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 16–12–2
31 W December 17, 1976 5–4 OT @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 17–12–2
32 W December 19, 1976 3–2 OT Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 18–12–2
33 L December 26, 1976 1–2 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 18–13–2
34 L December 28, 1976 3–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 18–14–2
35 W January 2, 1977 4–1 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 19–14–2
36 L January 4, 1977 1–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 19–15–2
37 L January 8, 1977 3–4 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 19–16–2
38 L January 9, 1977 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 19–17–2
39 W January 11, 1977 4–3 OT @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 20–17–2
40 W January 13, 1977 4–1 New England Whalers (1976–77) 21–17–2
41 L January 14, 1977 5–9 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 21–18–2
42 W January 15, 1977 6–3 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 22–18–2
43 T January 21, 1977 1–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 22–18–3
44 T January 22, 1977 3–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 22–18–4
45 L January 23, 1977 2–6 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 22–19–4
46 L January 25, 1977 1–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 22–20–4
47 L January 28, 1977 5–6 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 22–21–4
48 W January 30, 1977 5–0 New England Whalers (1976–77) 23–21–4
49 L February 1, 1977 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 23–22–4
50 W February 2, 1977 6–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 24–22–4
51 W February 5, 1977 5–2 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 25–22–4
52 T February 6, 1977 5–5 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 25–22–5
53 T February 8, 1977 4–4 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 25–22–6
54 L February 9, 1977 0–9 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 25–23–6
55 L February 11, 1977 1–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 25–24–6
56 W February 12, 1977 5–1 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 26–24–6
57 L February 13, 1977 5–7 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 26–25–6
58 L February 17, 1977 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 26–26–6
59 L February 19, 1977 5–6 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 26–27–6
60 T February 20, 1977 2–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 26–27–7
61 L February 22, 1977 2–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 26–28–7
62 W February 25, 1977 3–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 27–28–7
63 L February 27, 1977 1–2 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 27–29–7
64 W March 4, 1977 7–4 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 28–29–7
65 L March 5, 1977 0–6 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 28–30–7
66 W March 6, 1977 3–2 OT Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 29–30–7
67 L March 10, 1977 3–4 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 29–31–7
68 W March 12, 1977 7–2 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 30–31–7
69 L March 13, 1977 0–5 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 30–32–7
70 W March 15, 1977 3–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 31–32–7
71 W March 17, 1977 5–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 32–32–7
72 L March 18, 1977 5–7 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 32–33–7
73 L March 20, 1977 3–8 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 32–34–7
74 W March 22, 1977 3–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 33–34–7
75 W March 24, 1977 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 34–34–7
76 W March 26, 1977 4–2 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 35–34–7
77 L March 27, 1977 3–7 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 35–35–7
78 T March 30, 1977 5–5 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 35–35–8
79 L April 2, 1977 2–3 OT New England Whalers (1976–77) 35–36–8
80 W April 3, 1977 7–3 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 36–36–8
81 L April 6, 1977 3–7 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 36–37–8

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Playoffs[edit]

Indianapolis Racers 4, Cincinnati Stingers 0 - Division Quarterfinals[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 Indianapolis Racers 4–3 Cincinnati Stingers 1–0
2 April 12 Indianapolis Racers 7–2 Cincinnati Stingers 2–0
3 April 14 Cincinnati Stingers 3–5 Indianapolis Racers 3–0
4 April 16 Cincinnati Stingers 1–3 Indianapolis Racers 4–0

Quebec Nordiques 4, Indianapolis Racers 1 - Division Semifinals[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 23 Indianapolis Racers 1–3 Quebec Nordiques 0–1
2 April 25 Indianapolis Racers 3–8 Quebec Nordiques 0–2
3 April 28 Quebec Nordiques 6–5 Indianapolis Racers 0–3
4 April 30 Quebec Nordiques 0–2 Indianapolis Racers 1–3
5 May 2 Indianapolis Racers 3–8 Quebec Nordiques 1–4

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Maggs, DarylDaryl Maggs D 81 16 55 71 114 4 5 1 3
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 81 34 30 64 28 10 8 0 3
Harris, HughHugh Harris C 46 21 35 56 21 10 4 4 0
Leclerc, ReneRene Leclerc RW 68 25 30 55 43 -7 2 0 0
Thomas, RegReg Thomas LW 79 25 30 55 34 -9 5 0 0
Parizeau, MichelMichel Parizeau C 75 18 37 55 39 6 8 0 0
Stapleton, PatPat Stapleton D 81 8 45 53 29 -28 4 0 0
Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 64 22 26 48 21 -1 6 0 0
Karlander, AlAl Karlander C 65 17 28 45 23 5 4 0 0
Paiement, RosaireRosaire Paiement C 67 18 25 43 91 -3 2 0 0
Sicinski, BobBob Sicinski C 60 12 24 36 14 -8 1 0 0
McDonald, BrianBrian McDonald C 50 15 13 28 48 -20 5 2 0
Rochon, FrankFrank Rochon LW 57 15 8 23 8 -13 2 0 0
Lomenda, MarkMark Lomenda RW 56 9 12 21 14 -11 0 0 0
Inkpen, DaveDave Inkpen D 32 4 12 16 20 10 0 0 0
Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 55 0 15 15 63 -22 0 0 0
Proceviat, DickDick Proceviat D 55 2 12 14 33 -7 0 0 0
Block, KenKen Block D 52 3 10 13 25 -12 0 0 0
Clackson, KimKim Clackson D 71 3 8 11 168 -9 0 0 0
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 15 3 4 7 2 -2 0 0 0
Coates, BrianBrian Coates LW 16 1 5 6 4 -2 0 0 0
Campbell, BryanBryan Campbell C 8 1 4 5 6 -8 1 0 0
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 16 0 5 5 4 -11 0 0 0
Harbaruk, NickNick Harbaruk RW 27 2 2 4 2 -16 0 0 0
Mavety, LarryLarry Mavety D 10 2 2 4 8 -1 0 0 0
Burchell, RandyRandy Burchell G 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Park, JimJim Park G 31 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Brown, AndyAndy Brown G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dion, MichelMichel Dion G 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hoganson, PaulPaul Hoganson G 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 2286 42 17 19 3 128 3.36 1
Park, JimJim Park 1727 31 14 12 4 114 3.96 1
Hoganson, PaulPaul Hoganson 395 11 3 2 0 24 3.65 0
Brown, AndyAndy Brown 430 10 1 4 1 26 3.63 0
Burchell, RandyRandy Burchell 136 5 1 0 0 8 3.53 0
Team: 4974 81 36 37 8 300 3.62 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Thomas, RegReg Thomas LW 9 7 9 16 4 0 0 0
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 9 7 8 15 4 0 0 0
Parizeau, MichelMichel Parizeau C 8 3 6 9 8 0 0 1
Stapleton, PatPat Stapleton D 9 2 6 8 0 0 0 0
McDonald, BrianBrian McDonald C 9 3 4 7 33 0 0 2
Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 9 3 3 6 2 0 0 1
Maggs, DarylDaryl Maggs D 9 1 4 5 4 0 0 0
Paiement, RosaireRosaire Paiement C 9 0 5 5 15 0 0 0
Lomenda, MarkMark Lomenda RW 9 3 1 4 17 0 0 0
Karlander, AlAl Karlander C 6 2 1 3 0 0 0 0
Sicinski, BobBob Sicinski C 9 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Harbaruk, NickNick Harbaruk RW 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Leclerc, ReneRene Leclerc RW 9 1 1 2 4 0 0 1
Block, KenKen Block D 9 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Inkpen, DaveDave Inkpen D 9 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Clackson, KimKim Clackson D 9 0 1 1 24 0 0 0
Hoganson, PaulPaul Hoganson G 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Rochon, FrankFrank Rochon LW 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Dion, MichelMichel Dion G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harris, HughHugh Harris C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Hoganson, PaulPaul Hoganson 348 5 3 2 17 2.93 1
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 245 4 2 2 17 4.16 0
Team: 593 9 5 4 34 3.44 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]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976–77 Indianapolis Racers Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 
  2. ^ "1976-77 Indianapolis Racers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 

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