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Los Angeles Sharks
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City: Los Angeles, California
League: World Hockey Association
Operated: 1972 to 1974
Home Arena: Los Angeles Memorial Arena
& Long Beach Sports Arena
Franchise history
1972 to 1974: Los Angeles Sharks
1974 to 1975: Michigan Stags
1975: Baltimore Blades

The Los Angeles Sharks were a team that played in the World Hockey Association from 1972 to 1974 They alternated home arenas between the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and the Long Beach Sports Arena. After the 1973–74 season, the franchise moved to Detroit to become the Michigan Stags and again mid-season to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Blades.

The franchise was originally referred to as the "Los Angeles Aces", but took the "Sharks" name after the proposed San Francisco Sharks franchise (not to be confused with the current NHL San Jose Sharks) was transferred to Quebec and became the Nordiques before the WHA began play.

Season-by-season Record

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1972–73 78 37 35 6 80 259 250 1477 3rd, Western Lost Quarterfinals 4 games to 2 (Houston)
1973–74 78 25 53 0 50 239 339 1086 6th, Western Did not qualify
Totals 156 62 88 6 130 498 589 2563


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