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1973–74 Houston Aeros
Avco Cup Champions
Division 1st West
1973–74 record 48–25–5
Goals for 318
Goals against 219
Team information
Coach Bill Dineen
Team leaders
<1972–73 1974–75>

The 1973–74 Houston Aeros season was the Houston Aeros second season of operation in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The season saw the debut of Gordie Howe and his sons in the WHA. The team would win the Avco World Trophy WHA championship.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Western Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Houston Aeros78 48 25 5 318 219 1038 101
Minnesota Fighting Saints78 44 32 2 332 275 1243 90
Edmonton Oilers78 38 37 3 268 269 1273 79
Winnipeg Jets78 34 395 264 296 673 73
Vancouver Blazers 78 27 50 1 278 345 1047 55
Los Angeles Sharks78 2553 0 239 339 1086 50

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 13, 19734–3 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 1–0–0
2LOctober 14, 19732–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 1–1–0
3WOctober 17, 19737–2 @ Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 2–1–0
4LOctober 21, 19730–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1973–74) 2–2–0
5WOctober 24, 19736–2 Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 3–2–0
6TOctober 27, 19732–2 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1973–74) 3–2–1
7LOctober 28, 19732–3 Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 3–3–1
8WOctober 30, 19736–1 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 4–3–1
9WNovember 3, 19736–4 Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 5–3–1
10LNovember 7, 19734–5 Toronto Toros (1973–74) 5–4–1
11WNovember 10, 19738–3 Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 6–4–1
12WNovember 13, 19735–2 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 7–4–1
13LNovember 15, 19732–3 @ Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 7–5–1
14WNovember 17, 19733–2 @ New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 8–5–1
15LNovember 18, 19733–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 8–6–1
16WNovember 21, 19734–1 New England Whalers (1973–74) 9–6–1
17WNovember 24, 19735–3 Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 10–6–1
18WNovember 25, 19732–1 Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 11–6–1
19TNovember 28, 19734–4 Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 11–6–2
20LNovember 29, 19732–5 @ New England Whalers (1973–74) 11–7–2
21TDecember 1, 19733–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 11–7–3
22LDecember 2, 19732–5 @ Toronto Toros (1973–74) 11–8–3
23WDecember 5, 19735–2 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 12–8–3
24LDecember 6, 19733–4 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 12–9–3
25WDecember 9, 19735–3 @ Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 13–9–3
26WDecember 12, 19733–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 14–9–3
27WDecember 14, 19735–2 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 15–9–3
28LDecember 15, 19732–5 @ Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 15–10–3
29TDecember 16, 19732–2 Cleveland Crusaders (1973–74) 15–10–4
30WDecember 19, 197310–0 Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 16–10–4
31LDecember 21, 19731–3 @ Toronto Toros (1973–74) 16–11–4
32WDecember 22, 19738–3 Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 17–11–4
33LDecember 26, 19732–3 OT New England Whalers (1973–74) 17–12–4
34WDecember 29, 19733–0 Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 18–12–4
35WDecember 30, 19736–4 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 19–12–4
36LJanuary 5, 19741–2 @ New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 19–13–4
37WJanuary 6, 19747–1 Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 20–13–4
38WJanuary 8, 19746–2 Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 21–13–4
39WJanuary 12, 19745–1 Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 22–13–4
40WJanuary 16, 19744–1 Toronto Toros (1973–74) 23–13–4
41WJanuary 17, 19747–4 Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 24–13–4
42LJanuary 19, 19742–3 Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 24–14–4
43WJanuary 22, 19743–1 Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 25–14–4
44WJanuary 24, 19745–1 Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 26–14–4
45WJanuary 26, 19744–2 @ Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 27–14–4
46WJanuary 27, 19744–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 28–14–4
47LJanuary 30, 19741–5 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1973–74) 28–15–4
48LJanuary 31, 19744–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1973–74) 28–16–4
49LFebruary 2, 19742–5 @ New England Whalers (1973–74) 28–17–4
50WFebruary 4, 19747–1 @ New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 29–17–4
51WFebruary 5, 19744–0 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 30–17–4
52WFebruary 8, 19746–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 31–17–4
53TFebruary 10, 19742–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 31–17–5
54WFebruary 12, 19743–1 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 32–17–5
55WFebruary 13, 19745–1 Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 33–17–5
56WFebruary 15, 19746–4 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 34–17–5
57LFebruary 17, 19741–6 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 34–18–5
58WFebruary 20, 19747–2 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights (1973–74) 35–18–5
59WFebruary 23, 19745–2 Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 36–18–5
60WFebruary 24, 19747–1 Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 37–18–5
61WFebruary 26, 19743–2 Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 38–18–5
62WFebruary 28, 19749–4 @ Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 39–18–5
63LMarch 1, 19742–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 39–19–5
64LMarch 3, 19743–6 New England Whalers (1973–74) 39–20–5
65LMarch 6, 19742–4 Edmonton Oilers (1973–74) 39–21–5
66WMarch 9, 19744–2 Toronto Toros (1973–74) 40–21–5
67WMarch 12, 19743–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 41–21–5
68WMarch 14, 19746–0 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1973–74) 42–21–5
69WMarch 17, 19744–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1973–74) 43–21–5
70WMarch 20, 19745–4 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1973–74) 44–21–5
71LMarch 21, 19743–6 @ Toronto Toros (1973–74) 44–22–5
72WMarch 22, 19744–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 45–22–5
73LMarch 24, 19743–5 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 45–23–5
74WMarch 27, 19748–1 @ Vancouver Blazers (1973–74) 46–23–5
75LMarch 29, 19745–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1973–74) 46–24–5
76LMarch 31, 19742–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1973–74) 46–25–5
77WApril 1, 19744–1 @ New England Whalers (1973–74) 47–25–5
78WApril 3, 19743–1 Chicago Cougars (1973–74) 48–25–5

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PlayoffsEdit

The Aeros defeated the Winnipeg Jets in the Division semi-final 4–0. In the Division final, the Aeros defeated the Minnesota Fighting Saints 4–2 to advance to the Avco Cup final. The Aeros would sweep the Chicago Cougars to win their first WHA championship.

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 70 31 69 100 460935
Lund, LarryLarry Lund C 75 33 53 86 10907210
Hughes, FrankFrank Hughes LW 73 42 42 84 4701303
Hinse, AndreAndre Hinse LW 69 24 56 80 3901003
Howe, MarkMark Howe D 76 38 41 79 200553
Hall, MurrayMurray Hall RW 78 30 28 58 250825
Sherrit, JimJim Sherrit C 76 30 28 58 180402
Labossiere, GordGord Labossiere C 67 19 36 55 300404
Popiel, PoulPoul Popiel D 78 7 41 48 1260100
Taylor, TedTed Taylor LW 75 21 23 44 1430133
Schella, JohnJohn Schella D 73 12 19 31 1700023
Grierson, DonDon Grierson RW 65 11 18 29 450002
Howe, MartyMarty Howe D 73 4 20 24 900001
Kannegiesser, GordGord Kannegiesser D 78 0 20 20 260000
Hale, LarryLarry Hale D 69 2 14 16 390000
Szura, JoeJoe Szura C 42 8 7 15 40003
Williamson, GaryGary Williamson LW 9 2 6 8 00100
Stanfield, JackJack Stanfield LW 41 1 3 4 20100
Prentice, BillBill Prentice D 55 1 2 3 350000
McLeod, DonDon McLeod G 49 0 3 3 60000
Hoekstra, EdEd Hoekstra C 19 2 0 2 00001
Rutledge, WayneWayne Rutledge G 25 0 1 1 140000
Grahame, RonRon Grahame G 4 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
McLeod, DonDon McLeod 2971 49 33 13 3 127 2.56 3
Rutledge, WayneWayne Rutledge 1509 25 12 12 1 84 3.34 0
Grahame, RonRon Grahame 250 4 3 0 1 5 1.20 1
Team: 4730 78 48 25 5 216 2.74 4
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Lund, LarryLarry Lund C 14 9 14 23 56001
Howe, MarkMark Howe D 14 9 10 19 4001
Hinse, AndreAndre Hinse LW 14 8 9 17 18001
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 13 3 14 17 34001
Labossiere, GordGord Labossiere C 14 7 9 16 20002
Hall, MurrayMurray Hall RW 14 9 6 15 6003
Popiel, PoulPoul Popiel D 14 1 14 15 22000
Hughes, FrankFrank Hughes LW 14 9 5 14 9001
Sherrit, JimJim Sherrit C 14 5 7 12 2001
Taylor, TedTed Taylor LW 14 4 8 12 60000
Schella, JohnJohn Schella D 14 2 6 8 42000
Grierson, DonDon Grierson RW 14 1 5 6 23000
Howe, MartyMarty Howe D 14 1 5 6 31000
Hale, LarryLarry Hale D 14 3 2 5 6001
Kannegiesser, GordGord Kannegiesser D 3 0 2 2 2000
McLeod, DonDon McLeod G 14 0 0 0 2000
Prentice, BillBill Prentice D 10 0 0 0 5000
Stanfield, JackJack Stanfield LW 7 0 0 0 2000
Szura, JoeJoe Szura C 10 0 0 0 0000
Williamson, GaryGary Williamson LW 12 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
McLeod, DonDon McLeod 842 14 12 2 35 2.49 0
Team: 842 14 12 2 35 2.49 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

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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