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1978–79 Birmingham Bulls
Division 6th WHA
1978–79 record 32–42–6
Goals for 286
Goals against 311
Team Information
Coach John Brophy
Captain Brent Hughes
Alternate captains Paul Henderson
Arena Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex
Team Leaders
Goals Michel Goulet (28)
Assists Craig Hartsburg (40)
Points Rick Vaive (59)
Penalties in minutes Rick Vaive (248)
Wins Pat Riggin (16)
Goals against average Ernie Wakely (3.76)
<1977–78

The 1978–79 Birmingham Bulls season was the Bulls' 3rd and final season in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Bulls finished 6th in the league and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

WHA Team GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Edmonton Oilers 80 48 30 2 98 340 266 1220
Quebec Nordiques 80 41 34 5 87 288 271 1399
Winnipeg Jets 80 39 35 6 84 307 306 1342
New England Whalers 80 37 34 9 83 298 287 1090
Cincinnati Stingers 80 33 41 6 72 274 284 1651
Birmingham Bulls 80 32 42 6 70 286 311 1661
xIndianapolis Racers 25 5 18 2 12 78 130 557
#Soviet All-Stars 6 4 1 1 9 27 20 77
#Czechoslovakia 6 1 4 1 3 14 33 107
#Finland 1 0 1 0 0 4 8 2

x-team folded during season
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
1 L October 13, 1978 4–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 0–1–0
2 W October 15, 1978 9–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 1–1–0
3 L October 20, 1978 2–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 1–2–0
4 W October 22, 1978 8–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 2–2–0
5 W October 24, 1978 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 3–2–0
6 L October 25, 1978 2–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 3–3–0
7 W October 27, 1978 4–2 Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 4–3–0
8 W November 1, 1978 4–3 OT @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 5–3–0
9 L November 3, 1978 2–3 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 5–4–0
10 L November 4, 1978 1–4 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 5–5–0
11 W November 9, 1978 6–5 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 6–5–0
12 L November 11, 1978 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 6–6–0
13 T November 14, 1978 5–5 New England Whalers (1978–79) 6–6–1
14 W November 17, 1978 7–1 New England Whalers (1978–79) 7–6–1
15 W November 18, 1978 3–2 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 8–6–1
16 L November 22, 1978 5–6 OT @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 8–7–1
17 L November 23, 1978 3–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 8–8–1
18 L November 25, 1978 2–5 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 8–9–1
19 L November 26, 1978 3–9 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 8–10–1
20 L November 29, 1978 4–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 8–11–1
21 L December 1, 1978 3–6 @ Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 8–12–1
22 W December 2, 1978 4–2 Indianapolis Racers (1978–79) 9–12–1
23 W December 7, 1978 4–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 10–12–1
24 W December 9, 1978 6–2 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 11–12–1
25 W December 10, 1978 1–0 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 12–12–1
26 L December 14, 1978 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 12–13–1
27 T December 16, 1978 2–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 12–13–2
28 T December 17, 1978 2–2 Soviet All-Stars (1978–79) 12–13–3
29 L December 19, 1978 2–5 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 12–14–3
30 L December 22, 1978 1–5 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 12–15–3
31 L December 23, 1978 3–4 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 12–16–3
32 W December 26, 1978 4–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 13–16–3
33 W December 28, 1978 6–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 14–16–3
34 L December 29, 1978 0–5 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 14–17–3
35 L December 30, 1978 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 14–18–3
36 W January 7, 1979 10–2 Czechoslovakia (1978–79) 15–18–3
37 L January 12, 1979 1–3 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 15–19–3
38 L January 13, 1979 1–3 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 15–20–3
39 L January 14, 1979 2–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 15–21–3
40 L January 17, 1979 5–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 15–22–3
41 L January 19, 1979 3–11 @ Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 15–23–3
42 W January 21, 1979 4–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 16–23–3
43 L January 23, 1979 5–7 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 16–24–3
44 W January 26, 1979 5–4 New England Whalers (1978–79) 17–24–3
45 W January 30, 1979 2–1 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 18–24–3
46 W February 1, 1979 7–5 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 19–24–3
47 T February 3, 1979 2–2 New England Whalers (1978–79) 19–24–4
48 L February 6, 1979 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 19–25–4
49 L February 7, 1979 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 19–26–4
50 L February 11, 1979 3–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 19–27–4
51 W February 14, 1979 7–4 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 20–27–4
52 W February 16, 1979 2–1 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 21–27–4
53 L February 18, 1979 3–6 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 21–28–4
54 L February 20, 1979 3–7 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 21–29–4
55 W February 23, 1979 9–1 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 22–29–4
56 L February 25, 1979 4–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 22–30–4
57 W February 27, 1979 5–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 23–30–4
58 L March 3, 1979 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 23–31–4
59 L March 4, 1979 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 23–32–4
60 W March 6, 1979 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 24–32–4
61 T March 9, 1979 4–4 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 24–32–5
62 L March 11, 1979 0–4 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 24–33–5
63 L March 13, 1979 3–4 New England Whalers (1978–79) 24–34–5
64 W March 15, 1979 4–3 OT @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 25–34–5
65 T March 16, 1979 5–5 New England Whalers (1978–79) 25–34–6
66 L March 18, 1979 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 25–35–6
67 L March 20, 1979 2–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 25–36–6
68 W March 23, 1979 2–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 26–36–6
69 W March 24, 1979 4–3 @ New England Whalers (1978–79) 27–36–6
70 L March 25, 1979 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 27–37–6
71 W March 27, 1979 3–1 New England Whalers (1978–79) 28–37–6
72 L March 30, 1979 2–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 28–38–6
73 W March 31, 1979 6–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1978–79) 29–38–6
74 W April 3, 1979 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1978–79) 30–38–6
75 W April 6, 1979 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 31–38–6
76 L April 8, 1979 4–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 31–39–6
77 L April 11, 1979 1–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 31–40–6
78 L April 13, 1979 4–6 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 31–41–6
79 W April 14, 1979 7–6 Edmonton Oilers (1978–79) 32–41–6
80 L April 15, 1979 4–5 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1978–79) 32–42–6

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Bulls did not qualify for the post season.

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]

Gallery[edit | edit source]


See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1978–79 Birmingham Bulls Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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