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==Off-season==
 
==Off-season==
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The Racers jerseys were the same design as in the [[1974–75 Indianapolis Racers season#Off-season|1974-75 season]].
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==Regular Season==
 
==Regular Season==
 
===Final Standings===
 
===Final Standings===

Latest revision as of 16:28, 29 November 2020

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1975–76 Indianapolis Racers · NHL
Eastern Division Champions
Division 1st Eastern
1975–76 record 35–39–6
Goals for 245
Goals against 247
Coach Gerry Moore
Jacques Demers
Arena Market Square Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Nick Harbaruk
Reg Thomas (23)
Assists Pat Stapleton (40)
Points Pat Stapleton (45)
Penalties in minutes Kim Clackson (351)
Wins Michel Dion (14)
Goals against average Jim Park (2.41)
← Seasons →
1974–75 1976–77

The 1975–76 Indianapolis Racers season was the 2nd season of operation of the Indianapolis Racers in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Racers finished 1st in the Eastern Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the New England Whalers 4 games to 3.

Off-season[]

The Racers jerseys were the same design as in the 1974-75 season.

Regular Season[]

Final Standings[]

Eastern Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Indianapolis Racers 80 35 39 6 76 245 247 1301
Cleveland Crusaders 80 35 40 5 75 273 279 1356
New England Whalers 80 33 40 7 73 255 290 1012
Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 44 1 71 285 340 1344

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[]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1975 7–1 @ Denver Spurs (1975–76) 1–0–0
2 L October 12, 1975 5–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 1–1–0
3 L October 14, 1975 3–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 1–2–0
4 L October 16, 1975 0–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 1–3–0
5 L October 18, 1975 4–6 Denver Spurs (1975–76) 1–4–0
6 L October 21, 1975 1–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 1–5–0
7 W October 23, 1975 4–0 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 2–5–0
8 W October 26, 1975 4–3 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 3–5–0
9 L October 30, 1975 5–7 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 3–6–0
10 L November 1, 1975 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 3–7–0
11 W November 4, 1975 4–3 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 4–7–0
12 L November 8, 1975 2–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 4–8–0
13 L November 15, 1975 7–9 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 4–9–0
14 L November 16, 1975 1–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 4–10–0
15 W November 17, 1975 6–2 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 5–10–0
16 W November 19, 1975 3–1 New England Whalers (1975–76) 6–10–0
17 L November 25, 1975 1–4 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 6–11–0
18 W November 27, 1975 3–1 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 7–11–0
19 W November 28, 1975 3–1 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 8–11–0
20 W November 29, 1975 3–2 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 9–11–0
21 L November 30, 1975 2–4 Denver Spurs (1975–76) 9–12–0
22 W December 4, 1975 7–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 10–12–0
23 W December 6, 1975 3–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 11–12–0
24 W December 10, 1975 2–1 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 12–12–0
25 T December 11, 1975 3–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 12–12–1
26 L December 12, 1975 2–4 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 12–13–1
27 T December 14, 1975 2–2 New England Whalers (1975–76) 12–13–2
28 L December 16, 1975 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 12–14–2
29 L December 18, 1975 1–7 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 12–15–2
30 W December 19, 1975 5–4 OT Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 13–15–2
31 L December 20, 1975 3–5 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 13–16–2
32 W December 27, 1975 2–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 14–16–2
33 L December 28, 1975 1–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 14–17–2
34 L December 30, 1975 1–2 OT @ Denver Spurs (1975–76) 14–18–2
35 L January 2, 1976 0–2 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 14–19–2
36 L January 3, 1976 1–3 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 14–20–2
37 W January 4, 1976 3–2 New England Whalers (1975–76) 15–20–2
38 L January 6, 1976 0–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 15–21–2
39 L January 7, 1976 1–3 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 15–22–2
40 W January 9, 1976 2–1 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 16–22–2
41 L January 11, 1976 3–4 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 16–23–2
42 L January 15, 1976 1–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 16–24–2
43 L January 17, 1976 0–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 16–25–2
44 L January 21, 1976 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 16–26–2
45 W January 23, 1976 4–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 17–26–2
46 W January 25, 1976 4–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 18–26–2
47 L January 28, 1976 4–6 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 18–27–2
48 L January 29, 1976 5–6 OT Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 18–28–2
49 W January 30, 1976 2–1 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 19–28–2
50 L February 1, 1976 1–2 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 19–29–2
51 W February 5, 1976 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 20–29–2
52 L February 6, 1976 3–4 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 20–30–2
53 W February 7, 1976 5–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 21–30–2
54 W February 11, 1976 2–1 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 22–30–2
55 L February 13, 1976 3–4 OT Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 22–31–2
56 L February 14, 1976 2–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 22–32–2
57 L February 15, 1976 2–3 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 22–33–2
58 W February 19, 1976 10–3 New England Whalers (1975–76) 23–33–2
59 L February 21, 1976 2–3 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 23–34–2
60 L February 22, 1976 5–6 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 23–35–2
61 T February 28, 1976 4–4 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 23–35–3
62 W February 29, 1976 5–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 24–35–3
63 L March 2, 1976 2–5 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 24–36–3
64 W March 4, 1976 3–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 25–36–3
65 W March 6, 1976 3–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 26–36–3
66 L March 7, 1976 1–5 Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 26–37–3
67 W March 11, 1976 3–1 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 27–37–3
68 W March 12, 1976 6–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 28–37–3
69 W March 13, 1976 6–4 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 29–37–3
70 W March 17, 1976 5–2 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 30–37–3
71 T March 18, 1976 4–4 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 30–37–4
72 T March 20, 1976 1–1 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 30–37–5
73 T March 23, 1976 8–8 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 30–37–6
74 W March 25, 1976 4–3 OT Houston Aeros (1975–76) 31–37–6
75 W March 26, 1976 3–2 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1975–76) 32–37–6
76 W March 28, 1976 3–1 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 33–37–6
77 L April 1, 1976 1–4 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 33–38–6
78 W April 2, 1976 3–1 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 34–38–6
79 L April 3, 1976 2–5 New England Whalers (1975–76) 34–39–6
80 W April 4, 1976 4–2 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 35–39–6

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Playoffs[]

New England Whalers Whalers 4, Indianapolis Racers Racers 3[]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 16 New England Whalers 4–1 Indianapolis Racers 0–1
2 April 17 New England Whalers 0–4 Indianapolis Racers 1–1
3 April 21 Indianapolis Racers 0–3 New England Whalers 1–2
4 April 23 Indianapolis Racers 1–2 New England Whalers 1–3
5 April 24 New England Whalers 0–4 Indianapolis Racers 2–3
6 April 27 Indianapolis Racers 5–3 New England Whalers 3–3
7 April 29 New England Whalers 6–0 Indianapolis Racers 3–4

Player Stats[]

Regular Season
Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
12 Stapleton, PatPat Stapleton D 80 5 40 45 48 -7 3 0 1
15 Karlander, AlAl Karlander C 79 16 28 44 36 15 4 0 3
17 Sicinski, BobBob Sicinski C 70 9 34 43 4 -2 3 0 2
10 Harbaruk, NickNick Harbaruk RW 76 23 19 42 26 10 2 2 4
8, 9 Thomas, RegReg Thomas LW 80 23 17 40 23 1 4 0 2
7 Harris, HughHugh Harris C 41 12 28 40 23 1 3 0 1
8 Leclerc, ReneRene Leclerc RW 40 18 21 39 52 1 7 0 3
11 McDonald, BrianBrian McDonald C 62 16 17 33 54 -6 1 2 4
16 Fitchner, BobBob Fitchner C 52 15 16 31 112 0 5 0 2
14 MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 56 19 11 30 14 2 1 0 1
16 Parizeau, MichelMichel Parizeau C 23 13 15 28 20 9 8 0 1
18 Coates, BrianBrian Coates LW 59 11 16 27 24 -5 2 1 2
24 Block, KenKen Block D 79 1 25 26 28 4 0 0 1
6 Wyrozub, RandyRandy Wyrozub C 55 11 14 25 8 -4 5 1 2
7 Whitlock, BobBob Whitlock C 30 7 15 22 16 1 2 0 1
2 Maggs, DarylDaryl Maggs D 36 5 16 21 40 5 1 0 0
3 Proceviat, DickDick Proceviat D 73 7 14 21 31 7 0 0 2
20 Scharf, TedTed Scharf RW 74 7 14 21 56 -8 2 0 0
4 Clackson, KimKim Clackson D 77 1 12 13 351 -10 1 0 0
9 Buchanan, RonRon Buchanan C 23 4 7 11 4 -5 1 0 0
5 Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 37 1 10 11 30 8 0 0 1
6 Keon, DaveDave Keon C 12 3 7 10 2 2 1 0 0
19 Rochon, FrankFrank Rochon LW 19 6 2 8 31 0 2 0 0
5 Woytowich, BobBob Woytowich D 42 1 7 8 14 0 0 0 0
26 Heatley, MurrayMurray Heatley RW 34 2 5 7 7 -7 0 0 0
2 Prentice, BillBill Prentice D 38 4 2 6 92 -5 0 0 2
21 Dubois, MichelMichel Dubois D 34 2 2 4 104 -11 1 0 0
22 Sheridan, JohnJohn Sheridan C 11 1 2 3 0 -5 0 0 1
1 Brown, AndyAndy Brown G 24 0 3 3 17 0 0 0 0
21 Bond, KerryKerry Bond LW 15 2 0 2 9 -7 0 0 0
14 Wiste, JimJim Wiste C 7 0 2 2 0 -2 0 0 0
28 Park, JimJim Park G 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Roselle, BobBob Roselle LW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Jones, BobBob Jones LW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
25 Lomenda, MarkMark Lomenda RW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Critch, GlenGlen Critch D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Holmquist, LeifLeif Holmquist G 19 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
31 Dion, MichelMichel Dion G 31 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 1860 31 14 15 1 85 2.74 0
Brown, AndyAndy Brown 1368 24 9 11 2 82 3.60 1
Holmquist, LeifLeif Holmquist 1079 19 6 9 3 54 3.00 0
Park, JimJim Park 572 11 6 4 0 23 2.41 0
Team: 4879 80 35 39 6 244 3.00 1
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Parizeau, MichelMichel Parizeau C 7 4 4 8 6 0 0 0
Harris, HughHugh Harris C 7 2 5 7 8 0 0 0
Leclerc, ReneRene Leclerc RW 7 2 3 5 7 0 0 0
Keon, DaveDave Keon C 7 2 2 4 2 0 0 0
Block, KenKen Block D 7 0 4 4 2 0 0 0
Harbaruk, NickNick Harbaruk RW 7 2 0 2 10 0 0 0
Stapleton, PatPat Stapleton D 7 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Bond, KerryKerry Bond LW 7 1 0 1 11 0 0 0
Maggs, DarylDaryl Maggs D 7 1 0 1 20 0 0 0
Thomas, RegReg Thomas LW 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
Park, JimJim Park G 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 7 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
McDonald, BrianBrian McDonald C 7 0 1 1 12 0 0 0
Karlander, AlAl Karlander C 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Coates, BrianBrian Coates LW 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Clackson, KimKim Clackson D 6 0 0 0 25 0 0 0
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proceviat, DickDick Proceviat D 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Scharf, TedTed Scharf RW 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Sicinski, BobBob Sicinski C 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Dion, MichelMichel Dion G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Park, JimJim Park 293 6 3 2 12 2.46 2
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 126 3 0 2 5 2.38 0
Team: 419 7 3 4 17 2.43 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[]

Transactions[]

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

Gallery[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. 1975–76 Indianapolis Racers Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
  2. 1975-76 Indianapolis Racers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.