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1976–77 Cincinnati Stingers
Division 2nd Eastern
1976–77 record 39–37–5
Goals for 354
Goals against 303
Team Information
Coach Terry Slater
Captain Rick Dudley
Alternate captains Rich Leduc
Dennis Sobchuk
Ron Plumb
Arena Riverfront Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Rich Leduc
Blaine Stoughton (52)
Assists Rich Leduc (55)
Points Rich Leduc (107)
Penalties in minutes Pierre Roy (126)
Wins Normand LaPointe (21)
Goals against average Jacques Caron (2.83)
<1975–76 1977–78>

The 1976–77 Cincinnati Stingers season was the Stingers' 2nd season in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Stingers finished 2nd in the Eastern Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Indianapolis Racers 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

The Stingers jerseys were the same design as in the 1975-76 season.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

On September 29, 1976, the Stingers lost an exhibition game 3-2 against the Washington Capitals.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Eastern Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
Quebec Nordiques 81 47 31 3 353 295 97
Cincinnati Stingers 81 39 37 5 354 303 83
Indianapolis Racers 81 36 37 8 276 305 80
New England Whalers 81 35 40 6 275 290 76
Birmingham Bulls 81 31 46 4 289 309 66
Minnesota Fighting Saints+ 42 19 18 5 136 129 43

+Team disbanded after 42 games.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
2 L October 8, 1976 6–8 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 1–1–0
3 T October 9, 1976 7–7 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 1–1–1
4 T October 14, 1976 7–7 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 1–1–2
5 L October 15, 1976 5–6 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 1–2–2
6 W October 17, 1976 5–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 2–2–2
7 W October 19, 1976 4–2 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 3–2–2
8 L October 23, 1976 4–5 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 3–3–2
9 W October 26, 1976 1–0 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 4–3–2
10 W October 29, 1976 4–2 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 5–3–2
11 W October 30, 1976 9–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 6–3–2
12 W November 3, 1976 8–2 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 7–3–2
13 L November 4, 1976 2–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 7–4–2
14 W November 6, 1976 7–3 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 8–4–2
15 W November 10, 1976 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 9–4–2
16 W November 13, 1976 7–3 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 10–4–2
17 L November 16, 1976 3–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 10–5–2
18 L November 19, 1976 3–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 10–6–2
19 W November 21, 1976 4–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 11–6–2
20 L November 23, 1976 0–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 11–7–2
21 L November 24, 1976 4–6 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 11–8–2
22 W November 27, 1976 2–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 12–8–2
23 L November 30, 1976 1–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 12–9–2
24 W December 3, 1976 6–4 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 13–9–2
25 W December 5, 1976 7–2 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 14–9–2
26 L December 8, 1976 1–6 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 14–10–2
27 W December 10, 1976 6–2 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 15–10–2
28 W December 12, 1976 8–0 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 16–10–2
29 W December 15, 1976 5–0 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 17–10–2
30 L December 18, 1976 3–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 17–11–2
31 L December 19, 1976 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 17–12–2
32 L December 22, 1976 2–6 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 17–13–2
33 L December 23, 1976 5–6 OT @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 17–14–2
34 L December 26, 1976 3–6 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 17–15–2
35 L December 30, 1976 4–6 New England Whalers (1976–77) 17–16–2
36 L January 2, 1977 2–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 17–17–2
37 W January 7, 1977 7–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 18–17–2
38 W January 8, 1977 2–1 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 19–17–2
39 W January 11, 1977 8–2 New England Whalers (1976–77) 20–17–2
40 W January 13, 1977 7–2 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 21–17–2
41 L January 14, 1977 5–6 OT @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 21–18–2
42 W January 16, 1977 6–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 22–18–2
43 L January 20, 1977 4–9 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 22–19–2
44 L January 21, 1977 5–6 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 22–20–2
45 L January 23, 1977 3–4 OT @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 22–21–2
46 W January 25, 1977 4–2 New England Whalers (1976–77) 23–21–2
47 L January 29, 1977 2–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 23–22–2
48 L January 30, 1977 1–7 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 23–23–2
49 L February 2, 1977 2–3 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 23–24–2
50 W February 5, 1977 8–3 New England Whalers (1976–77) 24–24–2
51 L February 6, 1977 1–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 24–25–2
52 W February 9, 1977 9–0 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 25–25–2
53 W February 11, 1977 4–0 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 26–25–2
54 L February 13, 1977 4–5 New England Whalers (1976–77) 26–26–2
55 W February 15, 1977 7–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 27–26–2
56 W February 16, 1977 7–3 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 28–26–2
57 L February 18, 1977 3–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 28–27–2
58 W February 19, 1977 3–1 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 29–27–2
59 W February 20, 1977 4–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 30–27–2
60 T February 22, 1977 4–4 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 30–27–3
61 W February 25, 1977 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 31–27–3
62 L February 26, 1977 6–8 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 31–28–3
63 W March 5, 1977 6–0 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 32–28–3
64 L March 6, 1977 3–7 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 32–29–3
65 W March 9, 1977 5–3 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 33–29–3
66 L March 11, 1977 0–5 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 33–30–3
67 W March 12, 1977 9–2 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 34–30–3
68 W March 13, 1977 7–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 35–30–3
69 L March 15, 1977 2–4 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 35–31–3
70 W March 16, 1977 4–3 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 36–31–3
71 W March 18, 1977 7–3 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 37–31–3
72 L March 22, 1977 1–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 37–32–3
73 L March 23, 1977 4–6 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 37–33–3
74 L March 25, 1977 3–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 37–34–3
75 W March 26, 1977 6–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 38–34–3
76 L March 27, 1977 0–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 38–35–3
77 W March 29, 1977 4–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 39–35–3
78 T March 30, 1977 5–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 39–35–4
79 L April 1, 1977 4–5 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 39–36–4
80 L April 2, 1977 3–6 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 39–37–4
81 T April 6, 1977 2–2 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 39–37–5

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Indianapolis Racers 4, Cincinnati Stingers 0[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 Indianapolis Racers 4–3 Cincinnati Stingers 0–1
2 April 12 Indianapolis Racers 7–2 Cincinnati Stingers 0–2
3 April 14 Cincinnati Stingers 3–5 Indianapolis Racers 0–3
4 April 16 Cincinnati Stingers 1–3 Indianapolis Racers 0–4

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1976–77 Cincinnati Stingers Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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