1978–79 Cincinnati Stingers
Division 5th WHA
1978–79 record 33–41–6
Goals for 274
Goals against 284
Team Information
Coach Floyd Smith
Captain Rick Dudley
Alternate captains Robbie Ftorek
Rich Leduc
Arena Riverfront Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Peter Marsh (43)
Assists Robbie Ftorek (77)
Points Robbie Ftorek (116)
Penalties in minutes Barry Melrose (222)
Wins Mike Liut (23)
Goals against average Michel Dion (3.47)
<1977–78

The 1978–79 Cincinnati Stingers season was the Stingers' 4th and final season in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Stingers finished 5th in the league and lost in the Quarter-finals to the New England Whalers 2 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

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

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

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New England Whalers 2, Cincinnati Stingers 1[edit | edit source]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 21 Cincinnati Stingers 3–5 New England Whalers 0–1
2 April 22 New England Whalers 3–6 Cincinnati Stingers 1–1
3 April 24 New England Whalers 2–1 Cincinnati Stingers 2–1

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. 1978–79 Cincinnati Stingers Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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