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74-75HouAer
1974–75 Houston Aeros
Avco Cup Champions
Division 1st Western
1974–75 record 53–25–0
Goals for 369
Goals against 247
Team information
Coach Bill Dineen
Team leaders
<1973–74 1975–76>

The 1974–75 Houston Aeros season was the Aeros' third season of operation in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Aeros qualified first in their division for the playoffs and successfully defended their Avco World Trophy WHA championship.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Western Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Houston Aeros78 53 25 0 106 369 247 1257
San Diego Mariners 78 43 31 4 90 326 268 1058
Minnesota Fighting Saints 78 42 33 3 87 308 279 1233
Phoenix Roadrunners 78 39 31 8 86 300 265 1388
Michigan Stags / Baltimore Blades 78 21 53 4 46 205 341 1104

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 16, 19746–0 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 1–0–0
2LOctober 18, 19744–6 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 1–1–0
3LOctober 19, 19742–6 @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 1–2–0
4LOctober 22, 19742–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 1–3–0
5LOctober 23, 19744–5 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 1–4–0
6WOctober 26, 19743–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 2–4–0
7WOctober 29, 19744–2 @ Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 3–4–0
8WOctober 30, 19741–0 Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 4–4–0
9WNovember 2, 19748–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 5–4–0
10WNovember 5, 19749–3 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 6–4–0
11LNovember 9, 19744–5 OT Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 6–5–0
12WNovember 12, 19746–1 New England Whalers (1974–75) 7–5–0
13WNovember 13, 19748–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 8–5–0
14WNovember 16, 19746–2 Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 9–5–0
15LNovember 17, 19743–4 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 9–6–0
16WNovember 19, 197410–0 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 10–6–0
17WNovember 22, 19744–1 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 11–6–0
18WNovember 23, 19744–2 @ Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 12–6–0
19WNovember 24, 19744–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 13–6–0
20LNovember 26, 19744–6 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 13–7–0
21WNovember 28, 19742–0 Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 14–7–0
22LNovember 30, 19744–5 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 14–8–0
23WDecember 1, 19747–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 15–8–0
24WDecember 3, 19745–4 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 16–8–0
25WDecember 4, 19743–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 17–8–0
26LDecember 8, 19741–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 17–9–0
27WDecember 11, 19745–2 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 18–9–0
28WDecember 14, 19745–3 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 19–9–0
29LDecember 15, 19743–4 San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 19–10–0
30WDecember 17, 19747–2 Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 20–10–0
31LDecember 19, 19741–3 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 20–11–0
32WDecember 21, 19745–3 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 21–11–0
33WDecember 22, 19743–0 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 22–11–0
34WDecember 28, 19746–1 New England Whalers (1974–75) 23–11–0
35WDecember 29, 19746–3 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 24–11–0
36WJanuary 2, 19756–3 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 25–11–0
37WJanuary 4, 19755–2 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 26–11–0
38WJanuary 11, 19756–4 Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 27–11–0
39LJanuary 12, 19754–7 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 27–12–0
40WJanuary 15, 19759–2 Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 28–12–0
41LJanuary 18, 19754–5 OT @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 28–13–0
42LJanuary 24, 19755–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 28–14–0
43WJanuary 26, 19753–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 29–14–0
44LJanuary 28, 19755–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1974–75) 29–15–0
45LJanuary 31, 19751–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 29–16–0
46WFebruary 1, 19756–5 @ Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 30–16–0
47WFebruary 2, 19755–2 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 31–16–0
48WFebruary 4, 19754–3 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 32–16–0
49WFebruary 5, 19755–2 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 33–16–0
50LFebruary 6, 19753–4 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 33–17–0
51LFebruary 8, 19754–6 Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 33–18–0
52WFebruary 9, 19754–1 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 34–18–0
53WFebruary 11, 19755–2 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 35–18–0
54WFebruary 12, 19753–1 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 36–18–0
55LFebruary 14, 19753–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 36–19–0
56WFebruary 17, 19755–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 37–19–0
57WFebruary 19, 197510–4 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 38–19–0
58LFebruary 22, 19752–4 Vancouver Blazers (1974–75) 38–20–0
59WFebruary 23, 19755–1 Toronto Toros (1974–75) 39–20–0
60WFebruary 26, 19759–5 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 40–20–0
61WFebruary 27, 19757–2 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 41–20–0
62WMarch 1, 19754–2 Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 42–20–0
63WMarch 2, 19754–3 OT Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 43–20–0
64LMarch 6, 19754–7 @ San Diego Mariners (1974–75) 43–21–0
65LMarch 8, 19754–5 New England Whalers (1974–75) 43–22–0
66WMarch 14, 19755–4 @ Chicago Cougars (1974–75) 44–22–0
67WMarch 16, 19752–1 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 45–22–0
68LMarch 17, 19754–5 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 45–23–0
69WMarch 19, 19756–5 Indianapolis Racers (1974–75) 46–23–0
70WMarch 20, 19755–3 Quebec Nordiques (1974–75) 47–23–0
71WMarch 22, 19755–3 @ New England Whalers (1974–75) 48–23–0
72LMarch 26, 19751–2 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1974–75) 48–24–0
73WMarch 27, 19758–0 Winnipeg Jets (1974–75) 49–24–0
74WMarch 29, 19758–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 50–24–0
75WApril 2, 19757–6 Cleveland Crusaders (1974–75) 51–24–0
76WApril 5, 19758–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1974–75) 52–24–0
77WApril 6, 19755–2 @ Toronto Toros (1974–75) 53–24–0
78LApril 7, 19752–4 @ Michigan Stags/Baltimore Blades (1974–75) 53–25–0

[1]

PlayoffsEdit

The Aeros defeated the Cleveland Crusaders 4–1 in the Quarter-finals. The Aeros then defeated the San Diego Mariners 4–0 to advance to the Final. In the Final, the Aeros swept the Quebec Nordiques 4–0 to win their second consecutive Avco World Trophy.

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lund, LarryLarry Lund C 78 33 75 108 68281300
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 75 34 65 99 8440830
Hinse, AndreAndre Hinse LW 75 39 47 86 12341300
Hughes, FrankFrank Hughes LW 76 48 35 83 35321500
Howe, MarkMark Howe D 74 36 40 76 3040740
Popiel, PoulPoul Popiel D 78 11 53 64 12341420
Labossiere, GordGord Labossiere C 76 23 34 57 405400
Taylor, TedTed Taylor LW 73 26 27 53 1307230
Schella, JohnJohn Schella D 78 10 42 52 17643000
Sherrit, JimJim Sherrit C 77 22 25 47 2536100
Hall, MurrayMurray Hall RW 78 18 29 47 282050
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 71 10 36 46 13430300
Preston, RichRich Preston RW 78 20 21 41 1025100
Larway, DonDon Larway RW 76 22 14 36 5926000
Howe, MartyMarty Howe D 75 13 21 34 8946010
Hale, LarryLarry Hale D 76 2 18 20 4035000
Irwin, GlenGlen Irwin D 70 2 11 13 15338000
Prentice, BillBill Prentice D 17 0 3 3 193000
Grahame, RonRon Grahame G 43 0 1 1 60000
Rutledge, WayneWayne Rutledge G 35 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Grahame, RonRon Grahame 2590 43 33 10 0 131 3.03 4
Rutledge, WayneWayne Rutledge 2092 35 20 15 0 113 3.24 2
Team: 4682 78 53 25 0 244 3.13 6
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Howe, MarkMark Howe D 13 10 12 22 0003
Howe, GordieGordie Howe RW 13 8 12 20 20001
Lund, LarryLarry Lund C 13 5 13 18 13001
Labossiere, GordGord Labossiere C 13 6 7 13 4000
Hughes, FrankFrank Hughes LW 13 6 6 12 2001
Popiel, PoulPoul Popiel D 13 1 10 11 34001
Hall, MurrayMurray Hall RW 13 7 3 10 8002
Hinse, AndreAndre Hinse LW 11 5 4 9 8000
Schella, JohnJohn Schella D 13 0 8 8 12000
Taylor, TedTed Taylor LW 11 2 5 7 22000
Preston, RichRich Preston RW 13 1 6 7 6000
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 13 4 2 6 15001
Sherrit, JimJim Sherrit C 13 3 3 6 6002
Larway, DonDon Larway RW 13 3 1 4 8000
Hale, LarryLarry Hale D 13 0 4 4 0000
Howe, MartyMarty Howe D 11 0 2 2 11000
Irwin, GlenGlen Irwin D 13 0 2 2 8000
Grahame, RonRon Grahame G 13 0 1 1 0000
Prentice, BillBill Prentice D 4 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Grahame, RonRon Grahame 780 13 12 1 26 2.00 3
Team: 780 13 12 1 26 2.00 3

[2]

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

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1974–75 Houston Aeros Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  2. 1974-75 Houston Aeros Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.

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