1974–75 San Diego Mariners season

The 1974–75 San Diego Mariners season was the first season of operation of the San Diego Mariners in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The franchise was formerly named the Jersey Knights and was transferred to San Diego. The Mariners qualified for the playoffs, winning the first round before losing in the second round to the Houston Aeros.

1974–75 San Diego Mariners
Division2nd West
1974–75 record43–31–4
Goals for326
Goals against268
Team information
CoachHarry Howell

OffseasonEdit

After two seasons in the greater New York City area as the New York Raiders, New York Golden Blades and Jersey Knights, the franchise relocated to the city of San Diego, California.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Western Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Houston Aeros 78 53 25 0 106 369 247 1257
San Diego Mariners 78 43 31 4 90 326 268 1058
Minnesota Fighting Saints 78 42 33 3 87 308 279 1233
Phoenix Roadrunners 78 39 31 8 86 300 265 1388
Michigan Stags / Baltimore Blades 78 21 53 4 46 205 341 1104

Game logEdit

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

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PlayoffsEdit

San Diego Mariners 4, Toronto Toros 2Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 Toronto Toros 3–5 San Diego Mariners 1-0
2 April 12 Toronto Toros 6–7 San Diego Mariners 2-0
3 April 14 San Diego Mariners 2–5 Toronto Toros 2-1
4 April 16 San Diego Mariners 5–6 Toronto Toros 2-2
5 April 18 Toronto Toros 3–4 San Diego Mariners 3-2
6 April 21 San Diego Mariners 6–4 Toronto Toros 4-2

Houston Aeros 4, San Diego Mariners 0 - SemifinalsEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 25 Houston Aeros 4–0 San Diego Mariners 1–0
2 April 27 Houston Aeros 2–1 San Diego Mariners 2–0
3 April 29 San Diego Mariners 0–6 Houston Aeros 3–0
4 May 1 San Diego Mariners 4–5 OT Houston Aeros 4–0

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Andre Lacroix C 78 41 106 147 63 40 12 0 0
Wayne Rivers RW 78 54 53 107 52 29 13 0 0
Dick Sentes LW 74 44 41 85 52 44 6 1 0
Kevin Morrison D 78 20 61 81 143 29 7 1 0
Gene Peacosh LW 78 43 36 79 22 13 12 0 0
Ray Adduono C 78 15 59 74 23 27 1 0 0
Norm Ferguson RW 78 36 33 69 6 22 2 0 0
Ron Plumb D 78 10 38 48 56 18 1 1 0
Brian Morenz C 78 20 19 39 76 -5 0 2 0
Bob Falkenberg D 78 2 18 20 42 4 0 0 0
Jim Hargreaves D 41 8 10 18 45 4 0 0 0
Mike Laughton C 65 8 9 17 22 -12 0 3 0
Kevin Devine LW 46 4 10 14 48 -4 1 0 0
Harry Howell D 74 4 10 14 28 28 0 1 0
Ken Block D 36 1 11 12 12 -4 1 0 0
Michel Rouleau C 27 5 6 11 42 1 0 0 0
Brian Bradley LW 34 4 5 9 6 -7 0 0 0
Bob Wall D 33 0 9 9 15 13 0 0 0
Joe Hardy C 12 2 3 5 22 0 0 0 0
Ted Scharf RW 67 3 1 4 94 -6 0 0 0
Craig Reichmuth LW 28 2 1 3 58 0 0 0 0
Jamie Bateman LW 24 0 3 3 96 -4 0 0 0
Lee Inglis LW 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Tom Trevelyan C 20 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Russ Gillow G 30 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Joe Junkin G 16 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Doug Volmar RW 10 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Bob Blanchet G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dean Boylan D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Reg Krezanski D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Ernie Wakely G 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Ernie Wakely 2062 35 20 12 2 115 3.35 2
Russ Gillow 1653 30 15 11 2 94 3.41 1
Joe Junkin 839 16 6 7 0 46 3.29 1
Bob Blanchet 179 3 2 1 0 7 2.35 1
Team: 4733 78 43 31 4 262 3.32 5
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Ray Adduono C 10 5 9 14 13 0 0 0
Gene Peacosh LW 10 7 5 12 4 0 0 2
Andre Lacroix C 10 3 9 12 2 0 0 0
Norm Ferguson RW 10 6 5 11 0 0 0 0
Kevin Morrison D 10 0 7 7 2 0 0 0
Mike Laughton C 10 4 1 5 0 0 0 0
Ron Plumb D 10 2 3 5 19 0 0 0
Wayne Rivers RW 6 3 1 4 8 0 0 2
Brian Perry C 6 1 2 3 6 0 0 0
Brian Morenz C 10 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Bob Wall D 10 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Dick Sentes LW 10 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Kevin Devine LW 10 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Jim Hargreaves D 10 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Harry Howell D 5 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Brian Bradley LW 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Bob Falkenberg D 10 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Jamie Bateman LW 5 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
Russ Gillow G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Hardy C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michel Rouleau C 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Ted Scharf RW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ernie Wakely G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Russ Gillow 79 3 4 6 5 3.80 0
Ernie Wakely 520 10 0 0 39 4.50 0
Team: 599 10 4 6 44 4.41 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 recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

San Diego's draft picks at the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft.[3][4]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
WHA Secret Amateur Draft
1 6 Rick Chartraw (D)   United States Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
WHA Amateur Draft
1 6 Brad Rhiness (C)   Canada Kingston Canadians (OHA)
2 21 Kevin Devine (LW)   Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
3 36 Jim Warden (G)   United States Michigan Tech (WCHA)
4 51 Jamie Bateman (F)   Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
4 56 Derrick Emerson (F)   Canada Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
5 65 Mike Boland (D)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
6 80 Ray Maluta (D)   Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
7 95 Greg Holst (C)   Austria Kingston Canadians (OHA)
8 110 Mike McKegney (F)   Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
9 125 Brian Bye (C)   Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
11 153 Firmin Royer (C)   Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
12 166 Bob Elinesky (D)   Canada Chatham Maroons (SOJHL)
13 178 Mitch Giroux (RW)   Canada Guelph Biltmore Mad Hatters (SOJHL)
14 188 Bob Blanchet (G)   Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1974–75 San Diego Mariners Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "1974-75 San Diego Mariners Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  3. ^ "1974 WHA Amateur Draft". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "1974 WHA Secret Amateur Draft". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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