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77-78IndRac
1977–78 Indianapolis Racers · NHL
Division 8th WHA
1977–78 record 24–51–5
Goals for 267
Goals against 353
Coach Ron Ingram,
Bill Goldsworthy
Team leaders

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

WHA Team W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Winnipeg Jets 50 28 2102 381 270 988
New England Whalers 44 31 5 93 335 269 1255
Houston Aeros 42 34 4 88 296 302 1543
Quebec Nordiques 40 37 3 83 349 347 1185
Edmonton Oilers 38 39 3 79 309 307 1296
Birmingham Bulls 36 41 3 75 287 314 2177
Cincinnati Stingers 35 42 3 73 298 332 1701
Indianapolis Racers 24 51 5 53 267 353 1189
Soviet All-Stars 3 4 1 7 27 36 120
Czechoslovakia All-Stars 1 6 1 3 21 40 87

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 12, 19775–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 1–0–0
2LOctober 15, 19771–5 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 1–1–0
3LOctober 16, 19771–9 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 1–2–0
4TOctober 18, 19772–2 New England Whalers (1977–78) 1–2–1
5TOctober 21, 19774–4 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 1–2–2
6WOctober 25, 19775–4 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 2–2–2
7WOctober 26, 19775–3 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 3–2–2
8WOctober 29, 19776–2 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 4–2–2
9WNovember 1, 19776–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 5–2–2
10LNovember 4, 19771–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 5–3–2
11LNovember 11, 19773–5 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 5–4–2
12LNovember 12, 19773–5 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 5–5–2
13LNovember 15, 19774–6 New England Whalers (1977–78) 5–6–2
14LNovember 18, 19771–2 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 5–7–2
15LNovember 19, 19774–6 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 5–8–2
16LNovember 20, 19772–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 5–9–2
17TNovember 23, 19773–3 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 5–9–3
18WNovember 24, 19775–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 6–9–3
19LNovember 26, 19775–7 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 6–10–3
20LNovember 30, 19770–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 6–11–3
21WDecember 1, 19775–4 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 7–11–3
22WDecember 2, 19774–2 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 8–11–3
23LDecember 4, 19770–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 8–12–3
24WDecember 6, 19775–2 New England Whalers (1977–78) 9–12–3
25LDecember 9, 19773–5 Czechoslovakia (1977–78) 9–13–3
26LDecember 10, 19773–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 9–14–3
27LDecember 11, 19771–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 9–15–3
28LDecember 14, 19771–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 9–16–3
29TDecember 15, 19773–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 9–16–4
30LDecember 18, 19773–4 Soviet All-Stars (1977–78) 9–17–4
31LDecember 22, 19771–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 9–18–4
32LDecember 23, 19773–5 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 9–19–4
33LDecember 28, 19774–5 OT @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 9–20–4
34LDecember 29, 19771–7 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 9–21–4
35LDecember 30, 19775–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 9–22–4
36WJanuary 4, 19784–1 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 10–22–4
37WJanuary 6, 19784–3 New England Whalers (1977–78) 11–22–4
38WJanuary 7, 19782–1 OT @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 12–22–4
39LJanuary 8, 19782–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 12–23–4
40WJanuary 11, 19782–1 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 13–23–4
41LJanuary 14, 19783–6 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 13–24–4
42LJanuary 20, 19783–4 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 13–25–4
43LJanuary 21, 19782–3 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 13–26–4
44WJanuary 22, 19785–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 14–26–4
45LJanuary 25, 19782–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 14–27–4
46LJanuary 30, 19783–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 14–28–4
47LJanuary 31, 19784–6 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 14–29–4
48LFebruary 1, 19780–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 14–30–4
49WFebruary 3, 19785–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 15–30–4
50LFebruary 4, 19782–5 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 15–31–4
51WFebruary 5, 19786–1 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 16–31–4
52LFebruary 11, 19783–5 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 16–32–4
53WFebruary 15, 19789–6 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 17–32–4
54LFebruary 17, 19784–5 OT @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 17–33–4
55LFebruary 18, 19781–4 New England Whalers (1977–78) 17–34–4
56LFebruary 19, 19783–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 17–35–4
57LFebruary 25, 19785–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 17–36–4
58WFebruary 26, 19786–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 18–36–4
59WMarch 1, 19785–1 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 19–36–4
60WMarch 3, 19788–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 20–36–4
61WMarch 4, 19788–6 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 21–36–4
62WMarch 5, 19784–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 22–36–4
63LMarch 8, 19784–5 OT Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 22–37–4
64LMarch 9, 19785–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 22–38–4
65WMarch 11, 19784–2 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 23–38–4
66LMarch 12, 19783–6 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 23–39–4
67LMarch 15, 19780–7 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 23–40–4
68LMarch 16, 19782–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 23–41–4
69LMarch 18, 19782–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 23–42–4
70TMarch 19, 19783–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 23–42–5
71LMarch 21, 19783–6 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 23–43–5
72LMarch 24, 19780–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 23–44–5
73LMarch 28, 19783–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 23–45–5
74LMarch 30, 19781–4 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 23–46–5
75LApril 1, 19781–4 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 23–47–5
76WApril 2, 19786–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 24–47–5
77LApril 7, 19784–6 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 24–48–5
78LApril 8, 19783–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 24–49–5
79LApril 9, 19787–9 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 24–50–5
80LApril 11, 19783–6 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 24–51–5

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PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
St. Sauveur, ClaudeClaude St. Sauveur C 72 36 42 78 24-5700
Morrison, KevinKevin Morrison D 75 17 40 57 49-32610
Driscoll, PeterPeter Driscoll LW 56 25 21 46 1300500
Patenaude, RustyRusty Patenaude RW 76 23 19 42 71-20100
Devine, KevinKevin Devine LW 76 19 23 42 141-24100
Parizeau, MichelMichel Parizeau C 70 13 27 40 47-13200
Thomas, RegReg Thomas LW 49 15 16 31 44-11700
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose LW 28 14 16 30 12-15300
Paiement, RosaireRosaire Paiement C 61 6 24 30 81-13100
Leclerc, ReneRene Leclerc RW 60 12 15 27 31-7200
Stoughton, BlaineBlaine Stoughton RW 47 13 13 26 28-24500
Block, KenKen Block D 77 1 25 26 34-39100
Leduc, RichRich Leduc C 28 10 15 25 38-16300
Burgess, DonDon Burgess LW 79 11 12 23 2-30200
Wilkins, BarryBarry Wilkins D 79 2 21 23 79-35100
Maggs, DarylDaryl Maggs D 51 6 15 21 30-27300
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy RW 32 8 10 18 102000
French, JohnJohn French C/LW 74 9 8 17 6-25220
Fortier, DaveDave Fortier D 54 1 15 16 86-17000
Sheehan, BobbyBobby Sheehan C 29 8 7 15 6-19130
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 44 2 13 15 18-17000
Powis, LynnLynn Powis C 14 4 6 10 2-5000
Inkpen, DaveDave Inkpen D 24 1 9 10 24-5000
Baltimore, BryonBryon Baltimore D 22 1 7 8 230000
Harris, HughHugh Harris C 19 1 7 8 6-4000
Rhiness, BradBrad Rhiness C 12 3 3 6 2-4000
Spring, FrankFrank Spring RW 13 2 4 6 21100
Constantin, CharlesCharles Constantin LW 6 2 1 3 01200
Adduono, RayRay Adduono C 8 1 2 3 0-5000
Smedsmo, DaleDale Smedsmo LW 6 0 3 3 73000
Prentice, BillBill Prentice D 21 1 1 2 28-4000
Dornseif, DaveDave Dornseif D 3 0 1 1 01000
Blackwood, BillBill Blackwood D 3 0 0 0 00000
Inness, GaryGary Inness G 52 0 0 0 420000
Irwin, GlenGlen Irwin D 20 0 0 0 720000
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe G 12 0 0 0 00000
Mio, EddieEddie Mio G 17 0 0 0 00000
Park, JimJim Park G 12 0 0 0 60000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Inness, GaryGary Inness 2850 52 14 30 4 200 4.21 0
Mio, EddieEddie Mio 900 17 6 8 0 64 4.27 0
Park, JimJim Park 584 12 3 7 0 41 4.21 0
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe 539 12 1 6 1 39 4.34 0
Team: 4873 80 24 51 5 344 4.24 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. 1977–78 Indianapolis Racers Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.
  2. 1977-78 Indianapolis Racers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.

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