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1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders
Division 2nd East
1975–76 record 35–40–5
Goals for 273
Goals against 279
Team information
Coach Johnny Wilson
Arena Coliseum at Richfield
Team leaders
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The 1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders season was the Cleveland Crusaders' fourth season of operation in the World Hockey Association. It was the last season of the franchise in Cleveland, Ohio. It would relocate to Minnesota for the next season.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Indianapolis Racers 80 35 39 6 76 245 247 1301
Cleveland Crusaders 80 35 40 5 75 273 279 1356
New England Whalers 80 33 40 7 73 255 290 1012
Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 44 1 71 285 340 1344

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 11, 19750–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 0–1–0
2WOctober 15, 19758–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 1–1–0
3LOctober 19, 19755–6 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 1–2–0
4WOctober 25, 19755–2 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 2–2–0
5LOctober 29, 19751–3 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 2–3–0
6WOctober 31, 19756–2 Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 3–3–0
7WNovember 2, 19755–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 4–3–0
8TNovember 4, 19752–2 @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 4–3–1
9LNovember 7, 19752–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 4–4–1
10LNovember 9, 19751–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 4–5–1
11WNovember 11, 19753–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 5–5–1
12LNovember 13, 19751–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 5–6–1
13LNovember 15, 19754–5 OT @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 5–7–1
14TNovember 16, 19754–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 5–7–2
15WNovember 19, 19754–3 OT Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 6–7–2
16WNovember 22, 19756–3 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 7–7–2
17WNovember 25, 19754–3 OT @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 8–7–2
18LNovember 26, 19750–3 Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 8–8–2
19LNovember 28, 19751–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 8–9–2
20WNovember 30, 197510–9 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 9–9–2
21LDecember 2, 19752–9 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 9–10–2
22LDecember 3, 19753–5 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 9–11–2
23LDecember 6, 19752–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 9–12–2
24LDecember 7, 19751–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 9–13–2
25LDecember 9, 19753–6 @ Denver Spurs/Ottawa Civics (1975–76) 9–14–2
26WDecember 12, 19751–0 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 10–14–2
27LDecember 13, 19754–5 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 10–15–2
28LDecember 14, 19753–4 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 10–16–2
29LDecember 17, 19752–3 Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 10–17–2
30LDecember 19, 19754–5 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 10–18–2
31WDecember 20, 19755–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 11–18–2
32LDecember 22, 19751–4 New England Whalers (1975–76) 11–19–2
33WDecember 27, 19755–0 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 12–19–2
34LDecember 28, 19750–4 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 12–20–2
35WJanuary 2, 19765–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 13–20–2
36LJanuary 3, 19762–3 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 13–21–2
37WJanuary 4, 19763–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 14–21–2
38WJanuary 7, 19768–3 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 15–21–2
39LJanuary 9, 19765–6 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 15–22–2
40WJanuary 11, 19764–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 16–22–2
41WJanuary 15, 19763–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 17–22–2
42WJanuary 16, 19764–3 New England Whalers (1975–76) 18–22–2
43LJanuary 17, 19764–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 18–23–2
44LJanuary 21, 19762–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 18–24–2
45TJanuary 23, 19762–2 New England Whalers (1975–76) 18–24–3
46LJanuary 25, 19762–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 18–25–3
47WJanuary 28, 19766–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 19–25–3
48TJanuary 30, 19764–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 19–25–4
49WFebruary 1, 19766–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1975–76) 20–25–4
50LFebruary 4, 19761–5 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 20–26–4
51LFebruary 5, 19762–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 20–27–4
52TFebruary 7, 19764–4 Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 20–27–5
53WFebruary 8, 19766–1 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 21–27–5
54WFebruary 11, 19764–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 22–27–5
55LFebruary 15, 19762–3 New England Whalers (1975–76) 22–28–5
56WFebruary 18, 19764–0 Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 23–28–5
57LFebruary 19, 19763–5 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 23–29–5
58WFebruary 21, 19763–2 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 24–29–5
59WFebruary 22, 19762–1 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 25–29–5
60LFebruary 25, 19762–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1975–76) 25–30–5
61LFebruary 27, 19764–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1975–76) 25–31–5
62WFebruary 29, 19765–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1975–76) 26–31–5
63LMarch 3, 19763–4 OT @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 26–32–5
64WMarch 6, 19765–4 @ Houston Aeros (1975–76) 27–32–5
65WMarch 7, 19765–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 28–32–5
66WMarch 10, 19765–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 29–32–5
67LMarch 12, 19762–8 @ New England Whalers (1975–76) 29–33–5
68LMarch 14, 19762–3 OT Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 29–34–5
69LMarch 16, 19760–6 @ Toronto Toros (1975–76) 29–35–5
70WMarch 19, 19766–5 OT @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1975–76) 30–35–5
71LMarch 20, 19765–6 Toronto Toros (1975–76) 30–36–5
72WMarch 21, 19764–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 31–36–5
73WMarch 23, 19763–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1975–76) 32–36–5
74LMarch 24, 19762–3 Houston Aeros (1975–76) 32–37–5
75LMarch 26, 19762–3 Indianapolis Racers (1975–76) 32–38–5
76WMarch 31, 19765–1 New England Whalers (1975–76) 33–38–5
77LApril 2, 19762–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 33–39–5
78WApril 3, 19764–2 San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 34–39–5
79WApril 4, 19766–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1975–76) 35–39–5
80LApril 6, 19762–3 OT San Diego Mariners (1975–76) 35–40–5

[1]

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ward, RonRon Ward C 75 32 50 82 24141122
Harrison, JimJim Harrison C 59 34 38 72 624925
Leduc, RichRich Leduc C 79 36 22 58 767826
Pinder, GerryGerry Pinder LW 79 21 30 51 118-8832
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 80 26 24 50 729504
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 70 6 44 50 10116412
McDonough, AlAl McDonough RW 80 23 22 45 191401
Walker, RussRuss Walker RW 72 23 15 38 122-7502
Edur, TomTom Edur D 80 7 28 35 6215300
Jarrett, GaryGary Jarrett LW 69 16 17 33 22-4101
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart LW 79 12 21 33 43-3003
Tamminen, JuhaniJuhani Tamminen RW 65 7 14 21 0-8200
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 73 3 14 17 177-13001
Ball, TerryTerry Ball D 23 2 15 17 18-21200
McKay, RayRay McKay D 68 3 10 13 44-8101
Moffat, LyleLyle Moffat LW 33 4 7 11 3310101
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart C 42 2 9 11 15-2000
Baxter, PaulPaul Baxter D 67 3 7 10 201-7101
Legge, RandyRandy Legge D 44 1 8 9 28-7000
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 35 5 3 8 6-16402
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 12 5 2 7 4-1301
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 35 0 7 7 22-8000
Evo, BillBill Evo RW 40 1 5 6 32-15000
Muloin, WayneWayne Muloin D 27 0 5 5 12-7000
Holbrook, TerryTerry Holbrook RW 15 1 2 3 6-1010
Conroy, MikeMike Conroy LW 4 0 1 1 00000
Newton, CamCam Newton G 15 0 1 1 00000
Bowles, BrianBrian Bowles D 3 0 0 0 0-2000
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron G 2 0 0 0 00000
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers G 28 0 0 0 150000
Johnson, BobBob Johnson G 18 0 0 0 20000
Whidden, BobBob Whidden G 21 0 0 0 20000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Cheevers, GerryGerry Cheevers 1570 28 11 14 1 95 3.63 1
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 1043 18 9 8 0 56 3.22 1
Newton, CamCam Newton 896 15 7 7 1 48 3.21 0
Whidden, BobBob Whidden 1230 21 7 11 2 70 3.41 1
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron 130 2 1 0 1 8 3.69 0
Team: 4869 80 35 40 5 277 3.41 3
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Leduc, RichRich Leduc C 3 2 1 3 2000
Jarrett, GaryGary Jarrett LW 3 0 3 3 2000
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 3 2 0 2 0000
Edur, TomTom Edur D 3 0 2 2 0000
Ward, RonRon Ward C 3 0 2 2 0000
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 3 1 0 1 2000
McDonough, AlAl McDonough RW 3 1 0 1 2000
Harrison, JimJim Harrison C 3 0 1 1 9000
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 3 0 1 1 12000
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 2 0 1 1 4000
Baxter, PaulPaul Baxter D 3 0 0 0 10000
Holbrook, TerryTerry Holbrook RW 3 0 0 0 0000
Johnson, BobBob Johnson G 2 0 0 0 0000
Legge, RandyRandy Legge D 3 0 0 0 0000
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 3 0 0 0 4000
McKay, RayRay McKay D 3 0 0 0 4000
Newton, CamCam Newton G 1 0 0 0 0000
Pinder, GerryGerry Pinder LW 3 0 0 0 4000
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart LW 3 0 0 0 0000
Tamminen, JuhaniJuhani Tamminen RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Walker, RussRuss Walker RW 3 0 0 0 18000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 120 2 0 2 8 4.00 0
Newton, CamCam Newton 60 1 0 1 6 6.00 0
Team: 180 3 0 3 14 4.67 0

[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

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1975–76 Cleveland Crusaders Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.
  2. 1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-30.

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