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This article is about the team in the World Hockey Association. For the team that played in the Pacific Hockey League please see San Diego Mariners (PHL).

San Diego Mariners
City: San Diego, California
League: World Hockey Association
Operated: 1974 to 1977
Home Arena: San Diego Sports Arena
Franchise history
1972 to 1973: New York Raiders
1973 to 1974: New York Golden Blades/
New Jersey Knights
1974 to 1977: San Diego Mariners

The San Diego Mariners were an ice hockey team based out of San Diego that played in the World Hockey Association. They played from 1974 to 1977. Their home ice was San Diego Sports Arena. Previous to being in San Diego, the team was known as the New York Raiders, New York Golden Blades, and New Jersey Knights.

Star players for the Mariners included defenseman Harry Howell, center André Lacroix, and goaltender Ernie Wakely. The Mariners were coached by Howell (as player/coach) during their first season and Ron Ingram the succeeding two seasons, qualifying for the WHA playoffs each year.

During the Mariners' final season, the team was owned by the then-owner of the San Diego Padres and McDonald's Ray Kroc.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Mariners' season-by-season record
Season GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
1974–75 78 43 31 490 326 2681058 2nd, Western Won Quarterfinals (Toronto)
Lost Semifinals (Houston)
1975–76 80 36 38 678 303 290 716 3rd, Western Won Preliminaries (Phoenix)
Lost Quarterfinals (Houston)
1976–77 81 40 37 484 284 283 834 3rd, Western Lost Quarterfinals (Winnipeg)
Totals 239 119 106 14 252 913 841 2608
Mariners jersey

Mariners' jersey, as worn in 1976-77 by veteran Gerry Pinder.

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