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1977-1978 Cincinnati Stingers: 35-42-3
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 21-19-1 (163 goals scored, 154 allowed) Road record: 14-23-2 (135 goals scored, 178 allowed) Head Coaches: Jacques Demers (33-39-3), Jerry Rafter (2-3-0) Power Play: 62/295 (21.0%) Penalty Killing: 180/256 (70.3%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 7-10 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 229-246 298 goals scored (5th of 10 teams), 332 goals allowed (8th), 1701 PIM (2nd) WHA Averages: 3.92 goals/game (313.5 goals/team), 1416.8 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C/LW 8 Robbie Ftorek 5'10 155 25 80 59 50 109 54 20 2 -- -- -- -- 262 22.5 +31 LW 9 Rick Dudley 6'0 190 28 72 30 41 71 156 5 1 -- -- -- -- 204 14.7 -1 RW 24 Jamie Hislop 5'10 180 23 80 24 43 67 17 3 0 -- -- -- -- 132 18.2 -20 C 25 Rich Leduc 5'11 170 26 54 27 31 58 44 7 1 -- -- -- -- 184 14.7 -27 RW 18 Peter Marsh 6'1 180 21 74 25 25 50 123 4 0 -- -- -- -- 234 10.7 -17 D 12 Pat Stapleton 5'8 180 37 65 4 45 49 28 1 1 -- -- -- -- 103 3.9 +6 D 2 Ron Plumb 5'10 175 27 54 13 34 47 45 8 0 -- -- -- -- 150 8.7 -18 C 20 Hugh Harris 6'1 195 29 45 11 23 34 30 0 0 -- -- -- -- 95 11.6 +1 LW 8 Claude Larose 5'10 175 22 51 11 20 31 6 1 0 -- -- -- -- 100 11.0 -11 D 10 Craig Norwich 5'11 175 22 65 7 23 30 48 2 0 -- -- -- -- 100 7.0 +3 RW 15 Dennis Abgrall 6'1 180 24 65 13 11 24 13 2 0 -- -- -- -- 79 16.5 -2 RW 16 Bill Gilligan 5'11 175 23 54 10 14 24 59 1 0 -- -- -- -- 80 12.5 -13 D 25 Barry Legge 6'0 186 23 78 7 17 24 114 2 0 -- -- -- -- 103 6.8 -7 C 7 Greg Carroll 6'0 185 21 26 6 13 19 26 0 1 -- -- -- -- 48 12.5 +3 RW 17 Blaine Stoughton 5'11 185 24 30 6 13 19 36 1 0 -- -- -- -- 75 8.0 -13 LW 21 Brian Coates 6'0 195 25 42 8 10 18 18 2 0 -- -- -- -- 53 15.1 +7 C 14 Dennis Sobchuk 6'2 176 23 23 5 9 14 22 1 1 -- -- -- -- 62 8.1 -11 LW 11 Butch Deadmarsh 5'11 186 27 45 7 6 13 86 0 0 -- -- -- -- 71 9.9 +6 D 5 Bryon Baltimore 6'2 190 25 28 2 9 11 47 0 0 -- -- -- -- 32 6.2 -9 D 4 Barry Melrose 6'0 205 21 69 2 9 11 113 0 0 -- -- -- -- 51 3.9 -10 D 3 Gilles Marotte 5'9 205 32 29 1 7 8 58 0 0 -- -- -- -- 49 2.0 -6 C 27 Del Hall 5'10 170 28 25 4 3 7 4 0 0 -- -- -- -- 16 25.0 -3 D 2 Darryl Maggs 6'2 195 28 11 2 5 7 7 0 0 -- -- -- -- 33 6.1 +9 LW 23 Reg Thomas 5'10 185 24 18 4 2 6 12 0 0 -- -- -- -- 44 9.1 -5 LW/C 17 Paul Stewart 6'1 205 23 40 1 5 6 241 0 0 -- -- -- -- 15 6.7 -7 C 6 Dave Debol 5'11 175 21 9 3 2 5 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 15 20.0 +2 LW 27 Bruce Greig 6'2 220 24 32 3 1 4 57 1 0 -- -- -- -- 10 30.0 -1 RW 22 Alf Handrahan 5'9 185 28 14 1 3 4 42 0 0 -- -- -- -- 9 11.1 +2 F 19 Willie Trognitz 6'0 200 24 29 2 1 3 94 1 0 -- -- -- -- 20 10.0 -3 D 26 Floyd Lahache 5'10 175 20 11 0 3 3 13 0 0 -- -- -- -- 11 0.0 -6 C 11 Jacques Locas 5'8 167 23 17 0 2 2 6 0 0 -- -- -- -- 9 0.0 -7 G 30 Normand Lapointe 6'1 180 22 13 0 1 1 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Serge Beaudoin 6'2 215 25 13 0 1 1 10 0 0 -- -- -- -- 19 0.0 -11 G 1 Mike Liut 6'2 195 21 27 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Jeff Allan 6'1 194 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 1 0.0 0 G 35 Ernie Wakely 5'11 160 37 6 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 35 Paul Hoganson 5'11 175 28 7 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 31 Michel Dion 5'10 185 23 45 0 0 0 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   31  Michel Dion          23   45  2356  140  3.57  21  17   1 1220   .885   2   4
G    1  Mike Liut            21   27  1215   86  4.25   8  12   0  663   .870   2   0
G   35  Paul Hoganson        28    7   326   24  4.42   1   2   1  153   .843   0   0
G   30  Normand Lapointe     22   13   647   50  4.64   5   6   1  345   .855   2   0
G   35  Ernie Wakely         37    6   311   26  5.02   0   5   0  146   .822   0   0
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1977 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    7  F    Jere Gillis                           Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
  2   18  D    Dave Morrow                           Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  3   25  D    Floyd Lahache                         Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
  3   26  D    Bob Gladney                           Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  3   27  C    Colin Ahern                           Providence College (NCAA)          
  4   36  D    Jeff Allan                            Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)            
  5   45  D    Jim Trainor                           Harvard University (NCAA)          
  6   54  D    Bill Himmelright                      U. of North Dakota (NCAA)          
  7   63  W    Tom Byers                             Providence College (NCAA)          
  8   71  C    Bob Boileau                           Boston University (NCAA)           
  9   79  G    Jim Craig                             Boston University (NCAA)           
 10   87  D    Dave Kelley                           Princeton University (NCAA)        

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
11-1977traded Ernie Wakely to Aeros for future considerations
11-1977Bulls claimed Serge Beaudoin on waivers
12-1977traded Dennis Sobchuk to Oilers for the rights to Dave Debol, Edmonton's #1 and #2 picks in the 1978 draft, and cash
12-1977traded Del Hall to Oilers for Butch Deadmarsh
12-1977traded Gilles Marotte and Blaine Stoughton to Racers for Bryon Baltimore and Hugh Harris
02-1978traded Ron Plumb to Whalers for Greg Carroll
02-1978traded Claude Larose and Roch Leduc to Racers for Darryl Maggs and Reg Thomas
02-1978signed Paul Hoganson as a free agent
09-21-1978released Greg Carroll

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       L   4-5     0-1-0
10/15/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   4-5     0-2-0
10/16/1977   vs New England Whalers       W   6-2     1-2-0
10/18/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   1-5     1-3-0
10/21/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   5-6     1-4-0
10/28/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-3     1-5-0
11/04/1977   at New England Whalers       L   3-4     1-6-0
11/05/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   1-6     1-7-0
11/06/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   2-5     1-8-0
11/09/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   2-1     2-8-0
11/11/1977   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   2-3     2-9-0
11/12/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          W   6-5     3-9-0
11/13/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             W   3-2     4-9-0
11/16/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           L   4-6     4-10-0
11/18/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           L   3-4     4-11-0
11/23/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   4-3     5-11-0
11/24/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          L  2-12     5-12-0
11/25/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   1-3     5-13-0
11/26/1977   at Indianapolis Racers       W   7-5     6-13-0
11/29/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          W   3-2     7-13-0
11/30/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   3-0     8-13-0
12/03/1977   at New England Whalers       W   5-2     9-13-0
12/04/1977   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-3     9-14-0
12/07/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           L   4-5     9-15-0
12/09/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             W   4-3     10-15-0
12/14/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   3-1     11-15-0
12/15/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          L   3-5     11-16-0
12/17/1977   vs Soviet All Stars          L   4-5     11-17-0
12/20/1977   vs Czech All Stars           T   5-5     11-17-1
12/22/1977   at Indianapolis Racers       W   4-1     12-17-1
12/23/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   4-6     12-18-1
12/28/1977   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   5-4     13-18-1
12/29/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          L   1-7     13-19-1
12/30/1977   at Houston Aeros             T   5-5     13-19-2
01/01/1978   vs New England Whalers       L   3-4     13-20-2
01/04/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-3     14-20-2
01/06/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-3     15-20-2
01/07/1978   at New England Whalers       L   3-5     15-21-2
01/11/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   0-2     15-22-2
01/14/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          L   3-4     15-23-2
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/15/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          W   6-3     16-23-2
01/18/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   0-3     16-24-2
01/20/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   2-8     16-25-2
01/21/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   2-5     16-26-2
01/22/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   5-2     17-26-2
01/25/1978   vs New England Whalers       W   8-7     18-26-2
01/29/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   4-8     18-27-2
01/30/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   4-3     19-27-2
02/01/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   8-0     20-27-2
02/03/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   1-0     21-27-2
02/04/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   5-7     21-28-2
02/08/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           T   6-6     21-28-3
02/10/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L  2-10     21-29-3
02/11/1978   vs New England Whalers       L   7-8     21-30-3
02/12/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   8-2     22-30-3
02/15/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   2-5     22-31-3
02/17/1978   at Houston Aeros             W   4-3     23-31-3
02/18/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   0-4     23-32-3
02/19/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   4-3     24-32-3
02/25/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   3-7     24-33-3
03/01/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           W   6-4     25-33-3
03/03/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             W   5-1     26-33-3
03/05/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       L   2-4     26-34-3
03/07/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          W   5-4     27-34-3
03/09/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   6-5     28-34-3
03/11/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   2-0     29-34-3
03/15/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   7-2     30-34-3
03/17/1978   vs New England Whalers       L   2-6     30-35-3
03/18/1978   vs Indianapolis Racers       W   4-2     31-35-3
03/19/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   2-4     31-36-3
03/22/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   9-2     32-36-3
03/28/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   4-6     32-37-3
03/29/1978   at New England Whalers       L   1-6     32-38-3
04/01/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   1-5     32-39-3
04/02/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       L   3-6     32-40-3
04/05/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   5-4     33-40-3
04/07/1978   at Indianapolis Racers       W   6-4     34-40-3
04/08/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   4-5     34-41-3
04/09/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   6-2     35-41-3
04/10/1978   at New England Whalers       L   1-6     35-42-3

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