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76-77MinFS
1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints
Division 6th Eastern
1976–77 record 19–18–5
Goals for 136
Goals against 129
Team information
Coach Glen Sonmor
Team leaders
< 1975–76

The 1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints season was the last season of WHA hockey in Minnesota. The original Fighting Saints disbanded and the Cleveland Crusaders relocated to become the Minnesota Fighting Saints. The season came to an early end on January 14, 1977 when the Saints played their last game without finishing the season.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Quebec Nordiques 81 47 31 3 353 295 97
Cincinnati Stingers 81 39 37 5 354 303 83
Indianapolis Racers 81 36 37 8 276 305 80
New England Whalers 81 35 40 6 275 290 76
Birmingham Bulls 81 31 46 4 289 309 66
Minnesota Fighting Saints 42 19 18 5 136 129 43

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3WOctober 10, 19764–1 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 1–2–0
6WOctober 17, 19766–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 2–4–0
8TOctober 22, 19762–2 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 2–5–1
11LOctober 30, 19761–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 3–6–2
13LNovember 3, 19762–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 3–8–2
14LNovember 5, 19762–9 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 3–9–2
15LNovember 7, 19761–3 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 3–10–2
16TNovember 11, 19763–3 New England Whalers (1976–77) 3–10–3
17WNovember 13, 19764–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 4–10–3
18LNovember 18, 19765–9 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 4–11–3
19TNovember 20, 19763–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 4–11–4
20WNovember 21, 19765–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 5–11–4
21WNovember 23, 19764–0 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 6–11–4
22WNovember 26, 19764–2 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 7–11–4
23WNovember 27, 19763–1 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 8–11–4
24WNovember 28, 19763–1 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 9–11–4
25LDecember 3, 19763–4 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 9–12–4
26WDecember 5, 19765–1 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 10–12–4
27WDecember 7, 19764–2 New England Whalers (1976–77) 11–12–4
28WDecember 10, 19764–2 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 12–12–4
29LDecember 12, 19762–4 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 12–13–4
30LDecember 15, 19760–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 12–14–4
31WDecember 16, 19765–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 13–14–4
32WDecember 18, 19764–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 14–14–4
33LDecember 22, 19763–4 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 14–15–4
34LDecember 23, 19761–2 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 14–16–4
35LDecember 26, 19762–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 14–17–4
36WDecember 28, 19765–4 New England Whalers (1976–77) 15–17–4
37WDecember 30, 19764–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 16–17–4
38WJanuary 2, 19773–1 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 17–17–4
39TJanuary 7, 19771–1 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 17–17–5
40WJanuary 8, 19775–0 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 18–17–5
41LJanuary 12, 19773–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 18–18–5
42WJanuary 14, 19779–5 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 19–18–5

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PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Keon, DaveDave Keon C 42 13 38 51 225110
Antonovich, MikeMike Antonovich C 42 27 21 48 2820600
Ward, RonRon Ward C 41 15 21 36 69410
McKenzie, JohnJohn McKenzie RW 40 17 13 30 5214300
McDonough, AlAl McDonough RW 42 9 21 30 613000
Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 40 4 19 23 17-14300
Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D 33 3 19 22 2214000
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 34 10 9 19 197200
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 30 6 11 17 64000
Deadmarsh, ButchButch Deadmarsh LW 35 9 4 13 51-5200
Carlson, SteveSteve Carlson C 21 5 8 13 83000
Zrymiak, JerryJerry Zrymiak D 40 2 10 12 147000
McKay, RayRay McKay D 42 2 9 11 2819000
Westrum, PatPat Westrum D 40 1 9 10 4215000
Gallant, GordGord Gallant LW 37 6 3 9 64-1000
Carlson, JackJack Carlson LW 36 4 3 7 55-1000
Butters, BillBill Butters D 42 0 7 7 1335000
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart LW 15 3 3 6 2-6000
Hanson, DaveDave Hanson D 7 0 2 2 35-9000
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur G 30 0 1 1 20000
Clearwater, RayRay Clearwater D 2 0 0 0 2-3000
Curran, MikeMike Curran G 16 0 0 0 60000
Legge, BarryBarry Legge D 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Milani, TomTom Milani RW 2 0 0 0 0-2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur 1715 30 15 11 2 78 2.73 2
Curran, MikeMike Curran 848 16 4 7 3 50 3.54 0
Team: 2563 42 19 18 5 128 3.00 2

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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. 1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.
  2. 1976-77 Minnesota Fighting Saints Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.

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