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1972–73 New York Raiders
Division 6th Eastern
1972–73 record 33–43–2
Home record 23-15-1
Road record 10-28-1
Goals for 303
Goals against 334
Team Information
General Manager Marvin Milkes
Coach Camille Henry (32-43-2)
Ian Wilkie (1-0-0)
Captain Norm Ferguson
Alternate captains Ken Block
Mike Laughton
Ron Ward
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 5,868 (34.0%)
Team Leaders
Goals Ron Ward (51)
Assists Ron Ward (67)
Points Ron Ward (118)
Penalties in minutes Hal Willis (159)
Wins Pete Donnelly (22)
Goals against average Peter Donnelly (3.56)

1973–74 >

The 1972–73 New York Raiders season was the Raiders 1st season in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Raiders finished 6th in the Eastern Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Gene Peacosh and Gary Kurt's 1972-73 jerseys.

The Raiders jersey colours for their only WHA season were orange, white and blue with a primarily white home jersey and a primarily orange away jersey. Jersey numbers and names were outlined. Shoulders yolks and three stripes on the arms and body completed the design. The logo on the home jersey featured a roundel containing a hockey-playing Viking against a New York City background with "RAIDERS" at the bottom. The away jersey logo was simply "RAIDERS" spelt out in an arc. Both jerseys had the player's names on the back with no nameplate.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
New England Whalers 78 46 30 2 318 263 858 94
Cleveland Crusaders 78 43 32 3 287 239 1095 89
Philadelphia Blazers 78 38 40 0 288 305 1260 76
Ottawa Nationals 78 35 39 4 279 301 1067 74
Quebec Nordiques 78 33 40 5 276 313 1354 71
New York Raiders 78 33 43 2 303 334 900 68

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalties Minutes, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 12, 1972 4–6 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 0–1–0
2 W October 14, 1972 8–6 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 1–1–0
3 W October 15, 1972 5–0 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 2–1–0
4 L October 17, 1972 3–4 OT @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 2–2–0
5 L October 19, 1972 1–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 2–3–0
6 W October 21, 1972 3–2 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 3–3–0
7 L October 22, 1972 4–5 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 3–4–0
8 W October 26, 1972 7–6 New England Whalers (1972–73) 4–4–0
9 L October 28, 1972 3–4 OT Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 4–5–0
10 W October 29, 1972 7–2 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 5–5–0
11 W November 2, 1972 4–2 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 6–5–0
12 W November 3, 1972 9–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 7–5–0
13 L November 5, 1972 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 7–6–0
14 L November 7, 1972 2–4 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 7–7–0
15 L November 8, 1972 1–2 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 7–8–0
16 L November 11, 1972 5–6 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 7–9–0
17 L November 15, 1972 4–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 7–10–0
18 W November 18, 1972 7–1 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 8–10–0
19 W November 19, 1972 5–0 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 9–10–0
20 W November 22, 1972 3–1 New England Whalers (1972–73) 10–10–0
21 W November 25, 1972 4–2 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 11–10–0
22 L November 26, 1972 2–6 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 11–11–0
23 W November 29, 1972 7–6 New England Whalers (1972–73) 12–11–0
24 W November 30, 1972 5–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 13–11–0
25 L December 2, 1972 2–7 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 13–12–0
26 W December 3, 1972 5–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 14–12–0
27 W December 5, 1972 6–4 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 15–12–0
28 L December 6, 1972 3–4 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 15–13–0
29 L December 8, 1972 1–3 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 15–14–0
30 L December 9, 1972 2–4 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 15–15–0
31 W December 11, 1972 8–3 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 16–15–0
32 W December 13, 1972 9–1 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 17–15–0
33 W December 14, 1972 4–3 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 18–15–0
34 L December 17, 1972 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 18–16–0
35 W December 19, 1972 7–2 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 19–16–0
36 L December 21, 1972 2–6 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 19–17–0
37 W December 22, 1972 7–5 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 20–17–0
38 L December 25, 1972 2–8 New England Whalers (1972–73) 20–18–0
39 W December 26, 1972 5–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 21–18–0
40 L December 31, 1972 0–3 New England Whalers (1972–73) 21–19–0
41 L January 1, 1973 0–3 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 21–20–0
42 W January 4, 1973 9–4 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 22–20–0
43 L January 8, 1973 5–6 OT Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 22–21–0
44 W January 10, 1973 4–1 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 23–21–0
45 L January 11, 1973 1–4 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 23–22–0
46 L January 13, 1973 3–4 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 23–23–0
47 T January 18, 1973 4–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 23–23–1
48 L January 22, 1973 2–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 23–24–1
49 L January 25, 1973 2–9 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 23–25–1
50 W January 26, 1973 5–4 OT @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 24–25–1
51 L January 28, 1973 2–9 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 24–26–1
52 L January 30, 1973 3–11 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 24–27–1
53 L February 1, 1973 5–8 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 24–28–1
54 L February 3, 1973 2–4 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 24–29–1
55 W February 4, 1973 5–4 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 25–29–1
56 L February 6, 1973 4–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 25–30–1
57 W February 8, 1973 3–2 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 26–30–1
58 L February 10, 1973 4–8 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 26–31–1
59 W February 11, 1973 3–2 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 27–31–1
60 L February 12, 1973 2–8 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 27–32–1
61 L February 16, 1973 2–9 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 27–33–1
62 W February 21, 1973 5–4 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 28–33–1
63 W February 25, 1973 9–5 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 29–33–1
64 L March 1, 1973 1–2 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 29–34–1
65 L March 3, 1973 3–4 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 29–35–1
66 L March 4, 1973 2–4 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 29–36–1
67 T March 5, 1973 4–4 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 29–36–2
68 W March 10, 1973 3–2 OT Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 30–36–2
69 L March 11, 1973 1–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 30–37–2
70 W March 12, 1973 8–7 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 31–37–2
71 W March 14, 1973 5–1 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 32–37–2
72 L March 15, 1973 2–6 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 32–38–2
73 L March 17, 1973 3–6 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 32–39–2
74 W March 18, 1973 3–2 OT @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 33–39–2
75 L March 25, 1973 4–8 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 33–40–2
76 L March 27, 1973 3–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 33–41–2
77 L March 29, 1973 3–5 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 33–42–2
78 L March 30, 1973 4–5 OT @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 33–43–2

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Raiders did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
6 Ward, RonRon Ward C 77 51 67 118 28 0 12 1 5
7 Sheehan, BobbyBobby Sheehan C 75 35 53 88 17 0 18 0 5
12 Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 75 37 40 77 47 0 4 0 4
25 Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 67 37 34 71 25 0 10 1 3
9 Ferguson, NormNorm Ferguson RW 56 28 40 68 8 0 8 1 5
17 Block, KenKen Block D 78 5 53 58 43 0 0 1 1
14 Bradley, BrianBrian Bradley LW 78 22 33 55 20 0 1 2 0
18 Laughton, MikeMike Laughton C 67 16 20 36 44 0 1 0 0
19 Perry, BrianBrian Perry C 74 13 20 33 30 0 3 1 0
11 Reichmuth, CraigCraig Reichmuth LW 73 13 14 27 127 0 0 0 0
24 Speer, BillBill Speer D 69 3 23 26 40 0 0 0 0
5 Willis, HalHal Willis D 74 3 21 24 159 0 0 0 0
Jones, BobBob Jones LW 56 11 12 23 24 0 0 1 0
21 Douglas, KentKent Douglas D 60 3 15 18 74 0 0 0 0
4 Olds, WallyWally Olds D 61 5 7 12 4 0 0 0 0
2 Winograd, BobBob Winograd D 52 0 12 12 23 0 0 0 0
16 Kennedy, JamieJamie Kennedy RW/C 54 4 6 10 11 0 0 0 0
8 Peters, GarryGarry Peters C 23 2 7 9 24 0 0 0 0
15 Morenz, BrianBrian Morenz C 30 7 1 8 23 0 1 2 0
22 Chartre, ClaudeClaude Chartre C 12 2 3 5 0 0 2 0 0
10 White, AltonAlton White RW 13 1 4 5 2 0 0 0 0
20 Scharf, TedTed Scharf RW 29 2 2 4 72 0 0 0 0
Brown, BobBob Brown D 17 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
3 Gauthier, JeanJean Gauthier D 31 2 1 3 21 0 0 0 0
28 Krupicka, JardaJarda Krupicka RW 30 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 0
Rydman, BlaineBlaine Rydman D 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
1 Wilkie, IanIan Wilkie G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Kurt, GaryGary Kurt G 36 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
23 Donnelly, PetePete Donnelly G 47 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Donnelly, PetePete Donnelly 2606 47 22 19 2 155 3.57 2
Kurt, GaryGary Kurt 1881 36 10 21 0 150 4.78 0
Wilkie, IanIan Wilkie 253 5 1 3 0 27 6.40 0
Team: 4740 78 33 43 2 332 4.20 2

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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 | edit source]

  • Ron Ward, Center, WHA Second Team All-Star

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1972–73 New York Raiders Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
  2. 1972-73 New York Raiders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
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