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1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints
Division 6th Eastern
1976–77 record 19–18–5
Goals for 136
Goals against 129
Team information
Coach Glen Sonmor
Team leaders
< 1975–76

The 1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints season was the last season of WHA hockey in Minnesota. The original Fighting Saints disbanded and the Cleveland Crusaders relocated to become the Minnesota Fighting Saints. The season came to an early end on January 14, 1977 when the Saints played their last game without finishing the season.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

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

Game log[edit | edit source]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3 W October 10, 1976 4–1 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 1–2–0
6 W October 17, 1976 6–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 2–4–0
8 T October 22, 1976 2–2 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 2–5–1
11 L October 30, 1976 1–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 3–6–2
13 L November 3, 1976 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 3–8–2
14 L November 5, 1976 2–9 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 3–9–2
15 L November 7, 1976 1–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 3–10–2
16 T November 11, 1976 3–3 New England Whalers (1976–77) 3–10–3
17 W November 13, 1976 4–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 4–10–3
18 L November 18, 1976 5–9 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 4–11–3
19 T November 20, 1976 3–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 4–11–4
20 W November 21, 1976 5–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 5–11–4
21 W November 23, 1976 4–0 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 6–11–4
22 W November 26, 1976 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 7–11–4
23 W November 27, 1976 3–1 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 8–11–4
24 W November 28, 1976 3–1 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 9–11–4
25 L December 3, 1976 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 9–12–4
26 W December 5, 1976 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 10–12–4
27 W December 7, 1976 4–2 New England Whalers (1976–77) 11–12–4
28 W December 10, 1976 4–2 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 12–12–4
29 L December 12, 1976 2–4 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 12–13–4
30 L December 15, 1976 0–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 12–14–4
31 W December 16, 1976 5–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 13–14–4
32 W December 18, 1976 4–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 14–14–4
33 L December 22, 1976 3–4 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 14–15–4
34 L December 23, 1976 1–2 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 14–16–4
35 L December 26, 1976 2–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 14–17–4
36 W December 28, 1976 5–4 New England Whalers (1976–77) 15–17–4
37 W December 30, 1976 4–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 16–17–4
38 W January 2, 1977 3–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 17–17–4
39 T January 7, 1977 1–1 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 17–17–5
40 W January 8, 1977 5–0 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 18–17–5
41 L January 12, 1977 3–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 18–18–5
42 W January 14, 1977 9–5 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 19–18–5

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Keon, DaveDave Keon C 42 13 38 51 2 25 1 1 0
Antonovich, MikeMike Antonovich C 42 27 21 48 28 20 6 0 0
Ward, RonRon Ward C 41 15 21 36 6 9 4 1 0
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 40 17 13 30 52 14 3 0 0
McDonough, AlAl McDonough RW 42 9 21 30 6 13 0 0 0
Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 40 4 19 23 17 -14 3 0 0
Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D 33 3 19 22 22 14 0 0 0
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 34 10 9 19 19 7 2 0 0
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 30 6 11 17 6 4 0 0 0
Deadmarsh, ButchButch Deadmarsh LW 35 9 4 13 51 -5 2 0 0
Carlson, SteveSteve Carlson C 21 5 8 13 8 3 0 0 0
Zrymiak, JerryJerry Zrymiak D 40 2 10 12 14 7 0 0 0
McKay, RayRay McKay D 42 2 9 11 28 19 0 0 0
Westrum, PatPat Westrum D 40 1 9 10 42 15 0 0 0
Gallant, GordGord Gallant LW 37 6 3 9 64 -1 0 0 0
Carlson, JackJack Carlson LW 36 4 3 7 55 -1 0 0 0
Butters, BillBill Butters D 42 0 7 7 133 5 0 0 0
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart LW 15 3 3 6 2 -6 0 0 0
Hanson, DaveDave Hanson D 7 0 2 2 35 -9 0 0 0
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur G 30 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Clearwater, RayRay Clearwater D 2 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Curran, MikeMike Curran G 16 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Milani, TomTom Milani RW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur 1715 30 15 11 2 78 2.73 2
Curran, MikeMike Curran 848 16 4 7 3 50 3.54 0
Team: 2563 42 19 18 5 128 3.00 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]

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 Minnesota Fighting Saints Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
  2. 1976-77 Minnesota Fighting Saints Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.

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