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1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners
Division 6th Western
1976–77 record 28–48–4
Goals for 281
Goals against 383
Team information
Coach Al Rollins
Team leaders
<1975–76

The 1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners season was the third and final season of the Phoenix Roadrunners in the World Hockey Association (WHA). The Roadrunners finished sixth in the Western Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Western Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Houston Aeros 80 50 24 6 320 241 106
Winnipeg Jets 80 46 32 2 366 291 94
San Diego Mariners 81 40 37 4 284 283 85
Edmonton Oilers 81 34 43 4 243 304 72
Calgary Cowboys 81 31 43 7 252 296 69
Phoenix Roadrunners 80 28 48 4 281 383 60

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 8, 19768–6 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 1–0–0
2LOctober 9, 19763–5 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 1–1–0
3WOctober 14, 19764–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 2–1–0
4WOctober 16, 19766–4 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 3–1–0
5LOctober 19, 19764–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 3–2–0
6WOctober 22, 19764–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 4–2–0
7WOctober 24, 19765–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 5–2–0
8LOctober 26, 19763–11 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 5–3–0
9LOctober 29, 19761–5 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 5–4–0
10LOctober 30, 19763–9 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 5–5–0
11WNovember 2, 19765–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 6–5–0
12LNovember 4, 19763–5 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 6–6–0
13LNovember 5, 19761–9 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 6–7–0
14WNovember 7, 19763–1 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 7–7–0
15TNovember 10, 19763–3 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 7–7–1
16WNovember 12, 19763–1 New England Whalers (1976–77) 8–7–1
17WNovember 14, 19766–3 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 9–7–1
18WNovember 16, 19765–2 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 10–7–1
19LNovember 18, 19761–2 OT Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 10–8–1
20LNovember 20, 19762–5 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 10–9–1
21TNovember 24, 19763–3 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 10–9–2
22WNovember 26, 19764–2 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 11–9–2
23WNovember 28, 19765–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 12–9–2
24LNovember 30, 19762–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 12–10–2
25LDecember 2, 19763–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 12–11–2
26LDecember 4, 19763–4 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 12–12–2
27LDecember 5, 19760–6 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 12–13–2
28LDecember 7, 19762–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 12–14–2
29LDecember 9, 19764–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 12–15–2
30LDecember 12, 19760–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 12–16–2
31LDecember 14, 19763–8 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 12–17–2
32WDecember 15, 19766–5 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 13–17–2
33LDecember 17, 19760–1 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 13–18–2
34LDecember 19, 19764–6 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 13–19–2
35LDecember 22, 19764–5 OT San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 13–20–2
36WDecember 28, 19764–3 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 14–20–2
37LJanuary 2, 19771–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 14–21–2
38LJanuary 4, 19775–8 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 14–22–2
39WJanuary 8, 19774–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 15–22–2
40LJanuary 11, 19772–9 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 15–23–2
41WJanuary 12, 19774–2 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 16–23–2
42WJanuary 14, 19776–5 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 17–23–2
43LJanuary 16, 19774–5 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 17–24–2
44WJanuary 20, 19779–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 18–24–2
45WJanuary 22, 19774–1 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 19–24–2
46LJanuary 23, 19772–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 19–25–2
47LJanuary 25, 19773–7 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 19–26–2
48LJanuary 28, 19772–6 New England Whalers (1976–77) 19–27–2
49WJanuary 30, 19778–5 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 20–27–2
50LFebruary 1, 19771–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 20–28–2
51WFebruary 3, 19775–3 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 21–28–2
52LFebruary 5, 19771–4 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 21–29–2
53WFebruary 9, 19774–3 OT Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 22–29–2
54LFebruary 11, 19773–5 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 22–30–2
55LFebruary 13, 19772–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 22–31–2
56LFebruary 16, 19772–7 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 22–32–2
57LFebruary 17, 19772–4 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 22–33–2
58WFebruary 19, 19776–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 23–33–2
59LFebruary 20, 19773–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 23–34–2
60WFebruary 23, 19776–3 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 24–34–2
61TFebruary 24, 19773–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 24–34–3
62LFebruary 25, 19773–9 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 24–35–3
63LFebruary 27, 19774–5 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 24–36–3
64LMarch 1, 19773–8 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 24–37–3
65WMarch 5, 19774–1 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 25–37–3
66LMarch 6, 19772–3 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 25–38–3
67LMarch 8, 19772–9 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 25–39–3
68WMarch 12, 19777–6 OT @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 26–39–3
69TMarch 15, 19774–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 26–39–4
70LMarch 17, 19773–4 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 26–40–4
71LMarch 18, 19773–6 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 26–41–4
72WMarch 19, 19777–5 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 27–41–4
73LMarch 20, 19771–6 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 27–42–4
74LMarch 23, 19770–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 27–43–4
75LMarch 25, 19773–7 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 27–44–4
76LMarch 27, 19774–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 27–45–4
77LMarch 29, 19775–9 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 27–46–4
78LMarch 31, 19772–6 New England Whalers (1976–77) 27–47–4
79LApril 2, 19775–6 OT Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 27–48–4
80WApril 6, 19777–3 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 28–48–4

[1]

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ftorek, RobbieRobbie Ftorek C/LW 80 46 71 117 86261105
Hall, DelDel Hall C 80 38 41 79 306910
Repo, SeppoSeppo Repo C 80 29 31 60 10-35500
Huston, RonRon Huston C 80 20 39 59 10-57640
Hughes, FrankFrank Hughes LW 48 24 29 53 205300
Mononen, LauriLauri Mononen RW 67 21 29 50 10-20200
Liddington, BobBob Liddington LW 80 20 24 44 28-22000
Tamminen, JuhaniJuhani Tamminen RW 65 10 29 39 22-23200
Hobin, MikeMike Hobin C 68 17 18 35 14-43200
Rautakallio, PekkaPekka Rautakallio D 78 4 31 35 8-24200
Lariviere, GarryGarry Lariviere D 61 7 23 30 48-19300
Beaudoin, SergeSerge Beaudoin D 77 6 24 30 136-11000
Cormier, MichelMichel Cormier LW 58 13 16 29 22-26000
Gray, JohnJohn Gray RW 28 10 10 20 59-1000
Niekamp, JimJim Niekamp D 79 1 15 16 91-32000
Rollins, JerryJerry Rollins D 63 4 10 14 169-25100
Hinse, AndreAndre Hinse LW 16 2 7 9 4-7000
Bray, DuaneDuane Bray D 46 2 6 8 62-41000
McLeod, AlAl McLeod D 29 1 5 6 35-10000
Popiel, JanJan Popiel LW 28 3 2 5 8-24100
Sleep, MikeMike Sleep RW 13 2 2 4 6-3000
Young, HowieHowie Young D/RW 26 1 3 4 23-8000
Kurt, GaryGary Kurt G 33 0 3 3 60000
Davidson, BlairBlair Davidson D 2 0 0 0 2-1000
Gorman, DaveDave Gorman RW 5 0 0 0 0-2000
Hebenton, ClayClay Hebenton G 56 0 0 0 20000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hebenton, ClayClay Hebenton 3129 56 17 29 3 220 4.22 0
Kurt, GaryGary Kurt 1752 33 11 19 1 162 5.55 0
Team: 4881 80 28 48 4 382 4.70 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

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1976–77 Phoenix Roadrunners Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.
  2. 1976-77 Phoenix Roadrunners Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-02.

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