1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners season

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1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA)
Division 6th Western
1976–77 record 28–48–4
Goals for 281
Goals against 383
Team information
Coach Al Rollins

The 1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners season was the third and final season of the Phoenix Roadrunners in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Roadrunners finished sixth in the Western Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Western Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Houston Aeros 80 50 24 6 320 241 106
Winnipeg Jets 80 46 32 2 366 291 94
San Diego Mariners 81 40 37 4 284 283 85
Edmonton Oilers 81 34 43 4 243 304 72
Calgary Cowboys 81 31 43 7 252 296 69
Phoenix Roadrunners 80 28 48 4 281 383 60

Game log[edit]

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

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Playoffs[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ftorek, RobbieRobbie Ftorek C/LW 80 46 71 117 86 26 11 0 5
Hall, DelDel Hall C 80 38 41 79 30 6 9 1 0
Repo, SeppoSeppo Repo C 80 29 31 60 10 -35 5 0 0
Huston, RonRon Huston C 80 20 39 59 10 -57 6 4 0
Hughes, FrankFrank Hughes LW 48 24 29 53 20 5 3 0 0
Mononen, LauriLauri Mononen RW 67 21 29 50 10 -20 2 0 0
Liddington, BobBob Liddington LW 80 20 24 44 28 -22 0 0 0
Tamminen, JuhaniJuhani Tamminen RW 65 10 29 39 22 -23 2 0 0
Hobin, MikeMike Hobin C 68 17 18 35 14 -43 2 0 0
Rautakallio, PekkaPekka Rautakallio D 78 4 31 35 8 -24 2 0 0
Lariviere, GarryGarry Lariviere D 61 7 23 30 48 -19 3 0 0
Beaudoin, SergeSerge Beaudoin D 77 6 24 30 136 -11 0 0 0
{{Sortname|Michel|}Cormier|Michel Cormier (ice hockey)} LW 58 13 16 29 22 -26 0 0 0
Gray, JohnJohn Gray RW 28 10 10 20 59 -1 0 0 0
Niekamp, JimJim Niekamp D 79 1 15 16 91 -32 0 0 0
Rollins, JerryJerry Rollins D 63 4 10 14 169 -25 1 0 0
Hinse, AndreAndre Hinse LW 16 2 7 9 4 -7 0 0 0
Bray, DuaneDuane Bray D 46 2 6 8 62 -41 0 0 0
McLeod, AlAl McLeod D 29 1 5 6 35 -10 0 0 0
Popiel, JanJan Popiel LW 28 3 2 5 8 -24 1 0 0
Sleep, MikeMike Sleep RW 13 2 2 4 6 -3 0 0 0
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 26 1 3 4 23 -8 0 0 0
Kurt, GaryGary Kurt G 33 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0
Davidson, BlairBlair Davidson D 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Gorman, DaveDave Gorman RW 5 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Hebenton, ClayClay Hebenton G 56 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hebenton, ClayClay Hebenton 3129 56 17 29 3 220 4.22 0
Kurt, GaryGary Kurt 1752 33 11 19 1 162 5.55 0
Team: 4881 80 28 48 4 382 4.70 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]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  2. ^ "1976-77 Phoenix Roadrunners Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 

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