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1977–78 Cincinnati Stingers
Division 7th WHA
1977–78 record 35–42–3
Goals for 298
Goals against 332
Team Information
Coach Jacques Demers
Captain Rick Dudley
Alternate captains Robbie Ftorek
Peter Marsh
Arena Riverfront Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Robbie Ftorek (59)
Assists Robbie Ftorek (50)
Points Robbie Ftorek (109)
Penalties in minutes Paul Stewart (241)
Wins Michel Dion (21)
Goals against average Michel Dion (3.57)
<1976–77 1978–79>

The 1977–78 Cincinnati Stingers season was the Stingers' 3rd season in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Stingers finished 7th in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

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

The league gave Robbie Ftorek and Claude Larose permission to both wear jersey #8.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

WHA Team GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Winnipeg Jets 80 50 28 2 102 381 270 988
New England Whalers 80 44 31 5 93 335 269 1255
Houston Aeros 80 42 34 4 88 296 302 1543
Quebec Nordiques 80 40 37 3 83 349 347 1185
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 39 3 79 309 307 1296
Birmingham Bulls 80 36 41 3 75 287 314 2177
Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 42 3 73 298 332 1701
Indianapolis Racers 80 24 51 5 53 267 353 1189
Soviet All-Stars 8 3 4 1 7 27 36 120
Czechoslovakia All-Stars 8 1 6 1 3 21 40 87

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, PIM = Penalties in 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
11 L November 11, 1977 2–3 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 2–9–0
12 W November 12, 1977 6–5 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 3–9–0
13 W November 13, 1977 3–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 4–9–0
14 L November 16, 1977 4–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 4–10–0
15 L November 18, 1977 3–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 4–11–0
16 W November 23, 1977 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 5–11–0
17 L November 24, 1977 2–12 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 5–12–0
18 L November 25, 1977 1–3 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 5–13–0
19 W November 26, 1977 7–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 6–13–0
20 W November 29, 1977 3–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 7–13–0
21 W November 30, 1977 3–0 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 8–13–0
22 W December 3, 1977 5–2 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 9–13–0
23 L December 4, 1977 2–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 9–14–0
24 L December 7, 1977 4–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 9–15–0
25 W December 9, 1977 4–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 10–15–0
26 W December 14, 1977 3–1 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 11–15–0
27 L December 15, 1977 3–5 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 11–16–0
28 L December 17, 1977 4–5 Soviet All-Stars (1977–78) 11–17–0
29 T December 20, 1977 5–5 Czechoslovakia (1977–78) 11–17–1
30 W December 22, 1977 4–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 12–17–1
31 L December 23, 1977 4–6 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 12–18–1
32 W December 28, 1977 5–4 OT Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 13–18–1
33 L December 29, 1977 1–7 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 13–19–1
34 T December 30, 1977 5–5 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 13–19–2
35 L January 1, 1978 3–4 OT New England Whalers (1977–78) 13–20–2
36 W January 4, 1978 5–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 14–20–2
37 W January 6, 1978 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 15–20–2
38 L January 7, 1978 3–5 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 15–21–2
39 L January 11, 1978 0–2 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 15–22–2
40 L January 14, 1978 3–4 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 15–23–2
41 W January 15, 1978 6–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 16–23–2
42 L January 18, 1978 0–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 16–24–2
43 L January 20, 1978 2–8 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 16–25–2
44 L January 21, 1978 2–5 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 16–26–2
45 W January 22, 1978 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 17–26–2
46 W January 25, 1978 8–7 OT New England Whalers (1977–78) 18–26–2
47 L January 29, 1978 4–8 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 18–27–2
48 W January 30, 1978 4–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 19–27–2
49 W February 1, 1978 8–0 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 20–27–2
50 W February 3, 1978 1–0 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 21–27–2
51 L February 4, 1978 5–7 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 21–28–2
52 T February 8, 1978 6–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 21–28–3
53 L February 10, 1978 2–10 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 21–29–3
54 L February 11, 1978 7–8 New England Whalers (1977–78) 21–30–3
55 W February 12, 1978 8–2 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 22–30–3
56 L February 15, 1978 2–5 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 22–31–3
57 W February 17, 1978 4–3 OT @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 23–31–3
58 L February 18, 1978 0–4 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 23–32–3
59 W February 19, 1978 4–3 OT Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 24–32–3
60 L February 25, 1978 3–7 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 24–33–3
61 W March 1, 1978 6–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 25–33–3
62 W March 3, 1978 5–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 26–33–3
63 L March 5, 1978 2–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 26–34–3
64 W March 7, 1978 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 27–34–3
65 W March 9, 1978 6–5 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 28–34–3
66 W March 11, 1978 2–0 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 29–34–3
67 W March 15, 1978 7–2 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 30–34–3
68 L March 17, 1978 2–6 New England Whalers (1977–78) 30–35–3
69 W March 18, 1978 4–2 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 31–35–3
70 L March 19, 1978 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 31–36–3
71 W March 22, 1978 9–2 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 32–36–3
72 L March 28, 1978 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 32–37–3
73 L March 29, 1978 1–6 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 32–38–3
74 L April 1, 1978 1–5 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 32–39–3
75 L April 2, 1978 3–6 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 32–40–3
76 W April 5, 1978 5–4 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 33–40–3
77 W April 7, 1978 6–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 34–40–3
78 L April 8, 1978 4–5 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 34–41–3
79 W April 9, 1978 6–2 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 35–41–3
80 L April 10, 1978 1–6 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 35–42–3

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Stingers did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
# Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM
8 Ftorek, RobbieRobbie Ftorek F 80 59 50 109 54
9 Dudley, RickRick Dudley L 72 30 41 71 156
24 Hislop, JamieJamie Hislop F 80 24 43 67 17
7 Leduc, RichRich Leduc C 54 27 31 58 44
18 Marsh, PeterPeter Marsh L 74 25 25 50 123
12 Stapleton, PatPat Stapleton D 65 4 45 49 28
2 Plumb, RonRon Plumb D 54 13 34 47 45
6, 20 Harris, HughHugh Harris C 45 11 23 34 30
8 Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose R 51 11 20 31 6
6, 10 Norwich, CraigCraig Norwich D 65 7 23 30 48
15 Abgrall, DennisDennis Abgrall R 65 13 11 24 13
16 Gilligan, BillBill Gilligan R 54 10 14 24 59
25 Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 78 7 17 24 114
7 Carroll, GregGreg Carroll C 26 6 13 19 36
17 Stoughton, BlaineBlaine Stoughton F 30 6 13 19 36
21 Coates, BrianBrian Coates L 42 8 10 13 18
14 Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 23 5 9 14 22
11 Deadmarsh, ButchButch Deadmarsh L 45 7 6 13 86
3, 5 Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 28 2 9 11 47
4 Melrose, BarryBarry Melrose D 69 2 9 11 113
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 29 1 7 8 58
Hall, DelDel Hall L 25 4 3 7 4
Maggs, DarrylDarryl Maggs D 11 2 5 7 7
Thomas, RegReg Thomas C 18 4 2 6 12
17 Stewart, PaulPaul Stewart L 40 1 5 6 241
Debol, DaveDave Debol C 9 3 2 5 2
27 Greig, BruceBruce Greig L 32 3 1 4 57
Handrahan, AlfAlf Handrahan R 14 1 3 4 42
19 Trognitz, WillieWillie Trognitz F 29 2 1 3 94
6 Lahache, FloydFloyd Lahache D 11 0 3 3 13
Locas, JacquesJacques Locas C 17 0 2 2 6
35 LaPointe, NormandNormand LaPointe G 13 0 0 1 4
Beaudoin, SergeSerge Beaudoin D 13 0 0 1 10
1 Liut, MikeMike Liut G 27 0 0 1 0
Allan, JeffJeff Allan D 2 0 0 0 0
35 Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 6 0 0 0 0
35 Hoganson, PaulPaul Hoganson G 7 0 0 0 0
30 Dion, MichelMichel Dion G 45 0 0 0 26
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dion, MichelMichel Dion 2356 45 21 17 1 140 3.57 4
Liut, MikeMike Liut 1215 27 8 12 0 86 4.25 0
Hoganson, PaulPaul Hoganson 326 7 1 2 1 24 4.42 0
LaPointe, NormandNormand LaPointe 647 13 5 6 1 50 4.64 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 311 6 0 5 0 26 5.02 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]

Cincinnati's draft picks at the 1977 WHA Amateur Draft.[3]

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Jere Gillis (F)  USA Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
2 18 Dave Morrow (D)  Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
3 25 Floyd Lahache (D)  Canada Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
3 26 Bob Gladney (D)  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
3 27 Colin Ahern (C)  USA Providence College (ECAC)
4 36 Jeff Allan (D)  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
5 45 Jim Trainor (D)  USA Harvard Crimson (ECAC)
6 54 Bill Himmelright (D)  USA University of North Dakota (WCHA)
7 63 Tom Byers (W)  USA Providence College (ECAC)
8 71 Bob Boileau (C)  Canada Boston University Terriers (ECAC)
9 79 Jim Craig (G)  USA Boston University (ECAC)
10 87 David Kelley (D)  USA Princeton Tigers (ECAC)

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1977–78 Cincinnati Stingers Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
  2. 1976-77 Birmingham Bulls Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.
  3. 1977 WHA Amateur Draft. Retrieved on December 18, 2018.
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