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1975–76 San Diego Mariners
Division 3rd Western
1975–76 record 36–38–6
Goals for 303
Goals against 290
Team Information
Coach Ron Ingram
Captain Norm Ferguson
Alternate captains Andre Lacroix
Ken Block
Arena San Diego Sports Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Norm Ferguson
Gene Peacosh (37)
Assists Andre Lacroix (72)
Points Andre Lacroix (101)
Penalties in minutes Kevin Devine (102)
Wins Ernie Wakely (35)
Goals against average Ernie Wakely (3.26)
<1974–75 1976–77>

The 1975–76 San Diego Mariners season was the 2nd season of the San Diego Mariners in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Mariners finished 3rd in the Western Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Houston Aeros 4 games to 2.

Off-season

Regular Season

Final Standings

Western Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Houston Aeros 80 53 27 0 106 341 263 1093
Phoenix Roadrunners 80 39 35 6 84 302 287 1292
San Diego Mariners 80 36 38 6 78 303 290 716
Minnesota Fighting Saints 59 30 25 4 64 211 212 1354

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

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Playoffs

San Diego Mariners 3, Phoenix Roadrunners 2

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 San Diego Mariners 2–3 OT Phoenix Roadrunners 0–1
2 April 10 Phoenix Roadrunners 2–4 San Diego Mariners 1–1
3 April 13 San Diego Mariners 4–6 Phoenix Roadrunners 1–2
4 April 15 Phoenix Roadrunners 1–5 San Diego Mariners 2–2
5 April 17 San Diego Mariners 2–1 Phoenix Roadrunners 3–2

Houston Aeros 4, San Diego Mariners 2

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 21 San Diego Mariners 6–8 Houston Aeros 0–1
2 April 23 San Diego Mariners 1–3 Houston Aeros 0–2
3 April 25 Houston Aeros 8–4 San Diego Mariners 0–3
4 April 27 Houston Aeros 2–3 San Diego Mariners 1–3
5 April 28 San Diego Mariners 3–2 Houston Aeros 2–3
6 April 30 Houston Aeros 3–2 San Diego Mariners 2–4

Player Stats

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lacroix, AndreAndre Lacroix C 80 29 72 101 42 -29 12 3 3
Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 80 23 67 90 22 29 6 0 2
Ferguson, NormNorm Ferguson RW 79 37 37 74 12 14 4 0 4
Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 79 37 33 70 35 -5 8 0 6
Noris, JoeJoe Noris C/D 80 28 40 68 24 4 5 3 3
Morrison, KevinKevin Morrison D 80 22 43 65 56 0 7 0 2
French, JohnJohn French C/LW 76 25 39 64 16 -2 6 0 3
Devine, KevinKevin Devine LW 80 21 28 49 102 2 3 0 2
Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 71 19 25 44 24 -18 10 0 5
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes D 78 7 28 35 63 6 1 0 0
Tidey, AlexAlex Tidey RW 74 16 11 27 46 7 2 0 2
Burgess, DonDon Burgess LW 73 14 11 25 35 -17 2 0 1
Wall, BobBob Wall D 68 1 20 21 32 3 0 0 0
Falkenberg, BobBob Falkenberg D 79 3 13 16 31 -18 0 0 0
McMahon, MikeMike McMahon D 69 2 12 14 38 -5 0 0 0
Morenz, BrianBrian Morenz C 40 6 7 13 22 -9 0 0 2
Bredin, GaryGary Bredin RW 50 4 5 9 10 -12 0 0 1
McNamee, PeterPeter McNamee D 51 2 3 5 27 -10 0 0 0
Dobek, BobBob Dobek C 14 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 0
Walter, DaveDave Walter C 16 1 2 3 6 2 0 0 0
Hargreaves, JimJim Hargreaves D 43 1 1 2 26 -3 0 0 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 67 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Bateman, JamieJamie Bateman LW 7 1 0 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Goldthorpe, BillBill Goldthorpe LW 14 1 0 1 30 0 0 0 0
Blanchet, BobBob Blanchet G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bye, BrianBrian Bye C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacquith, GaryGary Jacquith D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lalonde, RickRick Lalonde D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Gillow, RussRuss Gillow G 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 3823 67 35 27 4 208 3.26 3
Gillow, RussRuss Gillow 1037 23 1 10 2 74 4.28 0
Blanchet, BobBob Blanchet 32 1 0 1 0 4 7.50 0
Team: 4892 80 36 38 6 286 3.51 3
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 11 4 7 11 6 0 0 0
French, JohnJohn French C/LW 11 4 7 11 0 0 0 0
Lacroix, AndreAndre Lacroix C 11 4 6 10 4 0 0 0
Tidey, AlexAlex Tidey RW 11 3 6 9 10 0 0 0
Rivers, WayneWayne Rivers RW 11 4 4 8 4 0 0 0
Burgess, DonDon Burgess LW 11 1 7 8 4 0 0 0
Noris, JoeJoe Noris C/D 11 2 4 6 6 0 0 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes D 10 1 5 6 6 0 0 0
Morrison, KevinKevin Morrison D 11 1 5 6 12 0 0 0
Devine, KevinKevin Devine LW 11 3 1 4 36 0 0 0
Wall, BobBob Wall D 11 1 3 4 4 0 0 0
Morenz, BrianBrian Morenz C 11 2 1 3 11 0 0 0
Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 11 2 1 3 21 0 0 0
Dobek, BobBob Dobek C 11 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
Falkenberg, BobBob Falkenberg D 11 1 2 3 6 0 0 0
Ferguson, NormNorm Ferguson RW 4 2 0 2 9 0 0 0
McMahon, MikeMike McMahon D 9 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
McNamee, PeterPeter McNamee D 11 0 1 1 28 0 0 0
Gillow, RussRuss Gillow G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hargreaves, JimJim Hargreaves D 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 640 11 5 6 39 3.66 0
Gillow, RussRuss Gillow 20 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 660 11 5 6 39 3.55 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

Transactions

Draft Picks

Farm Teams

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. 1975–76 San Diego Mariners Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
  2. 1975-76 San Diego Mariners Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
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