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1974–75 San Diego Mariners
Division 2nd Western
1974–75 record 43–31–4
Goals for 326
Goals against 268
Team Information
Coach Harry Howell
Captain Norm Ferguson
Alternate captains Andre Lacroix
Ken Block
Arena San Diego Sports Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Wayne Rivers (54)
Assists Andre Lacroix (106)
Points Andre Lacroix (147)
Penalties in minutes Kevin Morrison (143)
Wins Ernie Wakely (20)
Goals against average Joe Junkin (3.29)
< 1973–74 1975–76>

The 1974–75 San Diego Mariners season was the 1st season of the San Diego Mariners in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The franchise was formerly named the New Jersey Knights. The Mariners finished 2nd in the Western Division and lost in the Semi-finals to the Houston Aeros 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

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

John French and Gene Peacosh's 1974-75 jerseys.

The Mariners inaugural jersey colours were dark orange, white and dark blue with a primarily white home jersey and a primarily dark orange away jersey. They'd stay with these colours throughout the club's existence. The home jersey had five stripes on the arms and body while the away jersey had three. The numbers were outlined but the names were not and there was no nameplate. A secondary logo was placed on the right shoulder within an outlined shoulder yoke. The secondary logo was a roundel that contained a hockey-playing sailor against a ship's wheel and "SAN DIEGO MARINERS" ringed around. The main logo on the jersey front was the words "SAN DIEGO" spelled diagonally.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

On October 5, 1974, the Mariners won an exhibition game 4-3 against the California Golden Seals.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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

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 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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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

San Diego Mariners 4, Toronto Toros 2[edit | edit source]

# 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[edit | edit source]

# 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 Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
7 Lacroix, AndreAndre Lacroix C 78 41 106 147 63 40 12 0 0
12 Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 78 54 53 107 52 29 13 0 0
8 Sentes, DickDick Sentes LW 74 44 41 85 52 44 6 1 0
4 Morrison, KevinKevin Morrison D 78 20 61 81 143 29 7 1 0
25 Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 78 43 36 79 22 13 12 0 0
10 Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 78 15 59 74 23 27 1 0 0
9 Ferguson, NormNorm Ferguson RW 78 36 33 69 6 22 2 0 0
2 Plumb, RonRon Plumb D 78 10 38 48 56 18 1 1 0
15 Morenz, BrianBrian Morenz C 78 20 19 39 76 -5 0 2 0
6 Falkenberg, BobBob Falkenberg D 78 2 18 20 42 4 0 0 0
17 Hargreaves, JimJim Hargreaves D 41 8 10 18 45 4 0 0 0
18 Laughton, MikeMike Laughton C 65 8 9 17 22 -12 0 3 0
16 Devine, KevinKevin Devine LW 46 4 10 14 48 -4 1 0 0
3 Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 74 4 10 14 28 28 0 1 0
17 Block, KenKen Block D 36 1 11 12 12 -4 1 0 0
27 Rouleau, MichelMichel Rouleau C 27 5 6 11 42 1 0 0 0
11 Bradley, BrianBrian Bradley LW 34 4 5 9 6 -7 0 0 0
5 Wall, BobBob Wall D 33 0 9 9 15 13 0 0 0
19 Hardy, JoeJoe Hardy C 12 2 3 5 22 0 0 0 0
20 Scharf, TedTed Scharf RW 67 3 1 4 94 -6 0 0 0
11 Reichmuth, CraigCraig Reichmuth LW 28 2 1 3 58 0 0 0 0
22 Bateman, JamieJamie Bateman LW 24 0 3 3 96 -4 0 0 0
Inglis, LeeLee Inglis LW 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
20 Trevelyan, TomTom Trevelyan C 20 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
23 Volmar, DougDoug Volmar RW 10 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
36 Junkin, JoeJoe Junkin G 16 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
1 Gillow, RussRuss Gillow G 30 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Krezanski, RegReg Krezanski D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Boylan, DeanDean Boylan D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Blanchet, BobBob Blanchet G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 2062 35 20 12 2 115 3.35 2
Gillow, RussRuss Gillow 1653 30 15 11 2 94 3.41 1
Junkin, JoeJoe Junkin 839 16 6 7 0 46 3.29 1
Blanchet, BobBob 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
Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 10 5 9 14 13 0 0 0
Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 10 7 5 12 4 0 0 2
Lacroix, AndreAndre Lacroix C 10 3 9 12 2 0 0 0
Ferguson, NormNorm Ferguson RW 10 6 5 11 0 0 0 0
Morrison, KevinKevin Morrison D 10 0 7 7 2 0 0 0
Laughton, MikeMike Laughton C 10 4 1 5 0 0 0 0
Plumb, RonRon Plumb D 10 2 3 5 19 0 0 0
Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 6 3 1 4 8 0 0 2
Perry, BrianBrian Perry C 6 1 2 3 6 0 0 0
Morenz, BrianBrian Morenz C 10 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Wall, BobBob Wall D 10 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Sentes, DickDick Sentes LW 10 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 5 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Devine, KevinKevin Devine LW 10 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Hargreaves, JimJim Hargreaves D 10 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Bradley, BrianBrian Bradley LW 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Falkenberg, BobBob Falkenberg D 10 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Hardy, JoeJoe Hardy C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rouleau, MichelMichel Rouleau C 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Bateman, JamieJamie Bateman LW 5 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
Scharf, TedTed Scharf RW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gillow, RussRuss Gillow G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Gillow, RussRuss Gillow 79 3 4 6 5 3.80 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie 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 Records[edit | edit source]

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. 1974–75 San Diego Mariners Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
  2. 1974-75 San Diego Mariners Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
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