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|San Diego Mariners|
|City:||San Diego, California|
|League:||World Hockey Association|
|Operated:||1974 to 1977|
|Home Arena:||San Diego Sports Arena|
|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.
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|
|1974–75||78||43||31||4||90||326||268||1058||2nd, Western||Won Quarterfinals (Toronto) |
Lost Semifinals (Houston)
|1975–76||80||36||38||6||78||303||290||716||3rd, Western||Won Preliminaries (Phoenix) |
Lost Quarterfinals (Houston)
|1976–77||81||40||37||4||84||284||283||834||3rd, Western||Lost Quarterfinals (Winnipeg)|
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