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1974–75 Indianapolis Racers
Division 4th Eastern
1974–75 record 18–57–3
Goals for 216
Goals against 338
Team Information
Coach Gerry Moore
Alternate captains Bob Woytowich
Bob Sicinski
Ken Block
Arena Market Square Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Bob Whitlock (33)
Assists Bob Sicinski (34)
Points Bob Whitlock (57)
Penalties in minutes Bob Fitchner (96)
Wins Andy Brown (15)
Goals against average Andy Brown (4.15)
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The 1974–75 Indianapolis Racers season was the 1st season of operation of the Indianapolis Racers in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Racers finished 4th in the Eastern Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Ross Smith and Brian McDonald's 1974-75 jerseys.

The Racers inaugural jersey colours were lavender blue, white and red with a primarily white home jersey and a primarily dark blue away jersey. They'd stay with these colours throughout the club's existence. Three stripes on the arms and body and red shoulder yolks with a stripe underneath completed the design. The numbers and names were outlined. The logo was a blue skate with blue and red racing tracks emanating from it against a white background and "RACERS" in black under the skate. This jersey design remained unchanged throughout the Racers five year stint in the WHA with the exception of a small change to the names for the 1977-78 season.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Eastern Division
GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
New England Whalers 78 43 30 5 91 274 279 867
Cleveland Crusaders 78 35 40 3 73 236 258 1273
Chicago Cougars 78 30 47 1 61 261 312 1086
Indianapolis Racers 78 18 57 3 39 216 338 970

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


Game Log[edit | edit source]

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

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Racers 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
7 Whitlock, BobBob Whitlock C 73 31 26 57 56 -27 5 0 0
17 Sicinski, BobBob Sicinski C 77 19 34 53 12 -32 4 2 0
10 Harbaruk, NickNick Harbaruk RW 78 20 23 43 52 -22 3 1 0
14 Wiste, JimJim Wiste C 75 13 28 41 30 -19 0 0 0
21 Bond, KerryKerry Bond LW 71 22 15 37 23 -30 5 0 0
9 Buchanan, RonRon Buchanan C 32 16 15 31 16 -12 9 0 0
16 Fitchner, BobBob Fitchner C 78 11 19 30 96 -26 2 0 0
21 McDonald, BrianBrian McDonald C 47 14 15 29 19 -10 2 0 0
19 Proceviat, DickDick Proceviat D 52 1 28 29 51 -13 0 0 0
22 Sheridan, JohnJohn Sheridan C 58 17 11 28 20 -15 3 0 0
26 Heatley, MurrayMurray Heatley RW 29 15 8 23 25 -7 5 0 0
15 Johnson, JimJim Johnson C 42 7 15 22 12 -15 2 0 0
12 Hardy, JoeJoe Hardy C 32 2 17 19 36 0 0 0 0
24 Block, KenKen Block D 37 0 17 17 18 -10 0 0 0
3 Ash, BobBob Ash D 64 1 14 15 19 -30 1 0 0
27 Pumple, RichRich Pumple LW 34 4 8 12 29 -12 0 0 0
25 Horton, BillBill Horton D 59 2 9 11 30 -28 0 0 0
18 Hopiavouri, RalphRalph Hopiavouri D 28 2 8 10 21 -17 1 0 0
15 Robertson, JoeJoe Robertson C 18 4 4 8 23 -6 0 0 0
2 Desjardine, KenKen Desjardine D 46 0 8 8 68 -24 0 0 0
5 Woytowich, BobBob Woytowich D 42 0 8 8 28 -26 0 0 0
6 Hargreaves, JimJim Hargreaves D 37 2 5 7 30 -19 0 0 0
9 Smith, RossRoss Smith LW 15 1 6 7 19 0 0 0 0
20 Andrascik, SteveSteve Andrascik RW 20 2 4 6 16 0 0 0 0
23 Cote, RogerRoger Cote D 36 0 6 6 24 -9 0 0 0
19 Bredin, GaryGary Bredin RW 10 3 2 5 8 -3 0 0 0
Kannegiesser, GordGord Kannegiesser D 4 1 4 5 4 4 0 0 0
8 Richardson, SteveSteve Richardson LW 19 1 4 5 16 -2 0 0 0
26 Kennett, MurrayMurray Kennett D 28 1 3 4 8 -11 1 0 0
11 Walters, RonRon Walters C 17 2 1 3 9 0 0 0 0
4 Hanmer, CraigCraig Hanmer D 27 1 0 1 15 0 0 0 0
McKenzie, BrianBrian McKenzie LW 9 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0
8 Locas, JacquesJacques Locas C 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
1 Brown, AndyAndy Brown G 52 0 1 1 75 0 0 0 0
5 Fraser, RickRick Fraser D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dion, MichelMichel Dion G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Dyck, EdEd Dyck G 32 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Brown, AndyAndy Brown 2979 52 15 35 0 206 4.15 2
Dyck, EdEd Dyck 1692 32 3 21 3 123 4.36 0
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 59 1 0 1 0 4 4.07 0
Team: 4730 78 18 57 3 333 4.22 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]

  • The Racers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1974–75 Indianapolis Racers Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
  2. 1974-75 Indianapolis Racers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
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