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1973–74 Cleveland Crusaders
Division 3rd Eastern
1973–74 record 37–32–9
Goals for 266
Goals against 264
Team information
Coach Bill Needham
Arena Cleveland Arena
Team leaders
<1972–73 1974–75>

The 1973–74 Cleveland Crusaders season was the Cleveland Crusaders' second season of operation in the World Hockey Association. The Crusaders placed second in the Eastern Division, qualifying for the playoffs. The Crusaders lost in the first round to the Toronto Toros.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
New England Whalers 78 43 31 4 291 260 875 90
Toronto Toros 78 41 33 4 304 272 871 86
Cleveland Crusaders 78 37 32 9 266 264 1007 83
Chicago Cougars 78 38 35 5 271 273 1041 81
Quebec Nordiques 78 38 36 4 306 280 909 80
NY Golden Blades / NJ Knights 78 32 424 268 313 933 68

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 6, 19732–2 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 0–0–1
2WOctober 13, 19736–3 Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 1–0–1
3WOctober 14, 19733–2 OT Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 2–0–1
4WOctober 20, 19736–4 Toronto Toros (1973–74) 3–0–1
5WOctober 21, 19732–0 @ Houston Aeros (1973–74) 4–0–1
6LOctober 23, 19733–4 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 4–1–1
7WOctober 26, 19733–1 Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 5–1–1
8TOctober 27, 19732–2 Houston Aeros (1973–74) 5–1–2
9WOctober 31, 19736–4 Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 6–1–2
10LNovember 3, 19734–7 Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 6–2–2
11LNovember 4, 19735–7 @ New England Whalers (1973–74) 6–3–2
12WNovember 10, 19734–2 Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 7–3–2
13LNovember 11, 19734–6 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 7–4–2
14WNovember 13, 19735–2 @ Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 8–4–2
15WNovember 16, 19734–3 OT @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 9–4–2
16LNovember 18, 19732–8 @ Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 9–5–2
17LNovember 20, 19733–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 9–6–2
18LNovember 21, 19732–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 9–7–2
19LNovember 23, 19732–3 Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 9–8–2
20WNovember 24, 19732–1 Toronto Toros (1973–74) 10–8–2
21TNovember 29, 19734–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 10–8–3
22WDecember 1, 19734–2 Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 11–8–3
23WDecember 2, 19733–0 Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 12–8–3
24LDecember 6, 19732–3 @ New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 12–9–3
25WDecember 8, 19732–1 OT New England Whalers (1973–74) 13–9–3
26LDecember 9, 19732–3 @ New England Whalers (1973–74) 13–10–3
27LDecember 12, 19732–4 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 13–11–3
28LDecember 13, 19731–3 @ Toronto Toros (1973–74) 13–12–3
29WDecember 15, 19734–3 Toronto Toros (1973–74) 14–12–3
30TDecember 16, 19732–2 @ Houston Aeros (1973–74) 14–12–4
31WDecember 22, 19732–1 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 15–12–4
32WDecember 23, 19734–2 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 16–12–4
33LDecember 26, 19733–5 Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 16–13–4
34LDecember 27, 19732–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 16–14–4
35WDecember 29, 19733–0 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 17–14–4
36LDecember 30, 19732–6 @ New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 17–15–4
37LJanuary 1, 19740–3 @ Toronto Toros (1973–74) 17–16–4
38WJanuary 5, 19741–0 New England Whalers (1973–74) 18–16–4
39WJanuary 6, 197411–3 Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 19–16–4
40TJanuary 8, 19740–0 @ Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 19–16–5
41WJanuary 12, 19745–4 Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 20–16–5
42WJanuary 13, 19744–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 21–16–5
43LJanuary 18, 19743–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 21–17–5
44LJanuary 20, 19742–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 21–18–5
45LJanuary 23, 19743–6 @ Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 21–19–5
46WJanuary 24, 19745–3 @ Toronto Toros (1973–74) 22–19–5
47LJanuary 26, 19740–4 @ New England Whalers (1973–74) 22–20–5
48LJanuary 27, 19743–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 22–21–5
49WJanuary 30, 19745–1 Houston Aeros (1973–74) 23–21–5
50LFebruary 2, 19742–4 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 23–22–5
51WFebruary 3, 19743–1 New England Whalers (1973–74) 24–22–5
52LFebruary 5, 19741–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 24–23–5
53LFebruary 8, 19742–4 New England Whalers (1973–74) 24–24–5
54WFebruary 9, 19744–3 Toronto Toros (1973–74) 25–24–5
55LFebruary 15, 19742–6 @ New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 25–25–5
56WFebruary 16, 19745–2 Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 26–25–5
57WFebruary 17, 19746–5 Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 27–25–5
58LFebruary 19, 19745–6 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 27–26–5
59WFebruary 23, 19747–3 Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 28–26–5
60LFebruary 24, 19741–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 28–27–5
61TFebruary 28, 19746–6 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 28–27–6
62LMarch 1, 19744–7 @ Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 28–28–6
63TMarch 3, 19743–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 28–28–7
64WMarch 5, 19746–3 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 29–28–7
65WMarch 7, 19744–2 @ Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 30–28–7
66WMarch 8, 19744–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 31–28–7
67LMarch 10, 19743–8 @ Toronto Toros (1973–74) 31–29–7
68WMarch 13, 19744–3 Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 32–29–7
69TMarch 16, 19744–4 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 32–29–8
70LMarch 17, 19743–4 @ Houston Aeros (1973–74) 32–30–8
71WMarch 19, 19747–4 @ Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 33–30–8
72LMarch 20, 19744–5 Houston Aeros (1973–74) 33–31–8
73WMarch 23, 19743–1 Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 34–31–8
74TMarch 24, 19743–3 Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 34–31–9
75WMarch 27, 19745–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 35–31–9
76LMarch 28, 19742–3 @ New England Whalers (1973–74) 35–32–9
77WMarch 30, 19745–4 OT Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 36–32–9
78WMarch 31, 19744–2 @ New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 37–32–9

[1]

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jarrett, GaryGary Jarrett LW 75 31 39 70 6801104
Wiste, JimJim Wiste C 76 23 35 58 260407
Pinder, GerryGerry Pinder LW 73 23 33 56 900313
Krake, SkipSkip Krake C 69 20 36 56 940503
Erickson, GrantGrant Erickson LW 78 23 27 50 260325
Buchanan, RonRon Buchanan C 49 18 27 45 20603
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 78 13 31 44 1650300
Edur, TomTom Edur D 76 7 31 38 260100
Clearwater, RayRay Clearwater D 68 12 23 35 470301
Andrea, PaulPaul Andrea RW 69 15 18 33 140632
Walker, RussRuss Walker RW 76 15 14 29 1170102
Ward, RonRon Ward C 23 19 7 26 70404
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 44 5 21 26 370100
Brindley, DougDoug Brindley LW/C 30 13 9 22 130101
Heindl, BillBill Heindl LW 67 4 14 18 40101
Neale, RobbieRobbie Neale C 43 8 9 17 300101
Young, BillBill Young LW 53 8 9 17 700000
Muloin, WayneWayne Muloin D 76 3 7 10 390100
Cournoyer, NormNorm Cournoyer C 13 3 5 8 60100
Hillman, WayneWayne Hillman D 66 1 7 8 510000
Pumple, RichRich Pumple LW 17 2 2 4 160000
Hodgson, TedTed Hodgson RW 10 0 2 2 60000
Hopiavouri, RalphRalph Hopiavouri D 13 0 2 2 60000
Morgan, RonRon Morgan LW 4 0 1 1 70000
Whidden, BobBob Whidden G 22 0 1 1 20000
Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 2 0 0 0 00000
Buetow, BradBrad Buetow D 25 0 0 0 40000
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 59 0 0 0 300000
McMasters, JimJim McMasters D 9 0 0 0 40000
Shirton, GlenGlen Shirton D 4 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 3562 59 30 20 6 180 3.03 4
Whidden, BobBob Whidden 1232 22 7 12 3 80 3.90 1
Team: 4794 78 37 32 9 260 3.25 5
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 5 0 4 4 31000
Ward, RonRon Ward C 5 3 0 3 2000
Edur, TomTom Edur D 5 1 2 3 0000
Jarrett, GaryGary Jarrett LW 5 1 1 2 13000
Erickson, GrantGrant Erickson LW 5 0 2 2 0000
Andrea, PaulPaul Andrea RW 5 1 0 1 0000
Morgan, RonRon Morgan LW 2 1 0 1 0000
Muloin, WayneWayne Muloin D 5 1 0 1 0001
Walker, RussRuss Walker RW 5 1 0 1 11000
Brindley, DougDoug Brindley LW/C 5 0 1 1 2000
Heindl, BillBill Heindl LW 5 0 1 1 2000
Hopiavouri, RalphRalph Hopiavouri D 4 0 1 1 0000
Krake, SkipSkip Krake C 5 0 1 1 39000
Wiste, JimJim Wiste C 5 0 1 1 0000
Buchanan, RonRon Buchanan C 5 0 0 0 2000
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 5 0 0 0 6000
Clearwater, RayRay Clearwater D 5 0 0 0 2000
Hillman, WayneWayne Hillman D 5 0 0 0 16000
Neale, RobbieRobbie Neale C 5 0 0 0 4000
Pinder, GerryGerry Pinder LW 1 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 303 5 1 4 18 3.56 0
Team: 303 5 1 4 18 3.56 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 recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1973–74 Cleveland Crusaders Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  2. 1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.

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