1976–77 San Diego Mariners season

The 1976–77 San Diego Mariners season was the third and final season of operation of the San Diego Mariners of the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Mariners finished third in the Western Division and qualified for the playoffs, losing in the first round to the Winnipeg Jets.

1976–77 San Diego Mariners
Division3rd West
1976–77 record40–37–4
Goals for284
Goals against283
Team information
CoachRon Ingram

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

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 logEdit

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

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PlayoffsEdit

Winnipeg Jets 4, San Diego Mariners 3Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 10 San Diego Mariners 1–5 Winnipeg Jets 0–1
2 April 12 San Diego Mariners 1–4 Winnipeg Jets 0–2
3 April 16 Winnipeg Jets 4–5 San Diego Mariners 1–2
4 April 17 Winnipeg Jets 4–6 San Diego Mariners 2–2
5 April 20 San Diego Mariners 0–3 Winnipeg Jets 2–3
6 April 22 Winnipeg Jets 1–3 San Diego Mariners 3–3
7 April 24 San Diego Mariners 3–7 Winnipeg Jets 3–4

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Andre Lacroix C 81 32 82 114 79 2 11 3 0
Joe Noris C/D 73 35 57 92 30 2 9 6 5
Norm Ferguson RW 77 39 32 71 5 −5 10 0 8
Kevin Devine LW 81 30 20 50 114 −12 7 1 0
Paul Shmyr D 81 13 37 50 103 −4 3 0 0
Wayne Rivers RW 60 18 31 49 40 5 7 0 0
Don Burgess LW 77 20 22 42 8 −8 4 1 0
Kevin Morrison D 75 8 30 38 68 −30 4 0 0
John French C/LW 44 14 21 35 6 −3 2 0 0
Gary Veneruzzo W 40 14 11 25 18 4 3 0 0
Tony Cassolato RW 43 13 12 25 26 9 2 0 0
Bob Dobek C 58 7 17 24 17 −9 2 0 0
Brad Rhiness C 58 9 14 23 14 −17 0 0 0
Dick Sentes LW 24 10 11 21 16 7 2 0 0
Gerry Pinder LW 44 6 13 19 36 −24 2 0 0
Brent Hughes D 62 4 13 17 48 −3 0 0 0
Larry Hornung D 58 4 9 13 8 −7 0 0 0
Randy Legge D 69 1 9 10 69 −18 0 0 0
Peter McNamee D 41 3 6 9 38 −7 0 0 0
Ray Adduono C 13 2 5 7 5 1 1 0 0
Bob Falkenberg D 64 0 6 6 34 −11 0 0 0
Gregg Boddy D 18 1 2 3 19 −6 0 0 0
Norm Cournoyer C 19 1 2 3 8 −14 0 0 0
Tim O'Connell RW 16 0 3 3 4 −12 0 0 0
Ernie Wakely G 46 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ken Lockett G 45 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Bob Winograd D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Ernie Wakely 2506 46 22 18 3 129 3.09 3
Ken Lockett 2397 45 18 19 1 148 3.70 1
Team: 4903 81 40 37 4 277 3.39 4
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Andre Lacroix C 7 1 6 7 6 0 0 0
Norm Ferguson RW 7 2 4 6 0 0 0 1
Ray Adduono C 7 3 2 5 18 0 0 0
John French C/LW 7 2 3 5 2 0 0 0
Dick Sentes LW 5 4 0 4 12 0 0 2
Don Burgess LW 7 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Kevin Devine LW 7 1 3 4 14 0 0 0
Kevin Morrison D 7 1 3 4 8 0 0 0
Brent Hughes D 7 0 4 4 0 0 0 0
Joe Noris C/D 7 2 1 3 6 0 0 0
Wayne Rivers RW 7 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Paul Shmyr D 7 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Brad Rhiness C 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tony Cassolato RW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Bob Dobek C 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Bob Falkenberg D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larry Hornung D 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Randy Legge D 7 0 0 0 18 0 0 0
Ken Lockett G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peter McNamee D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Gary Veneruzzo W 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ernie Wakely G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Ernie Wakely 160 3 2 1 9 3.38 0
Ken Lockett 260 5 1 3 19 4.38 0
Team: 420 7 3 4 28 4.00 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 1976 WHA Amateur Draft.[3]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 5 Dave Farrish (D)   Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
3 23 Romano Carlucci (F)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
3 25 Mark Suzor (D)   Canada Kingston Canadians (OHA)
3 29 Tony Horvath (D)   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
4 41 John Smrke (C)   Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
5 53 Archie King (RW)   Canada Hamilton Fincups (OHA)
6 65 Rick Hodgson (D)   Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
7 77 Rob Tudor (C)   Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
8 89 Claude Legris (G)   Canada Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
9 100 Don Moores (C)   Canada Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)
10 111 Ron Roscoe (D)   Canada Hamilton Fincups (OHA)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1976–77 San Diego Mariners Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "1976-77 San Diego Mariners Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  3. ^ "1976 WHA Amateur Draft". hockeyDB.com. Retrieved December 19, 2018.

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