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1972-1973 Cleveland Crusaders: 43-32-3
Next Season Home record: 26-11-2 (164 goals scored, 115 allowed) Road record: 17-21-1 (123 goals scored, 124 allowed) Head Coach: Bill Needham Power Play: 51/272 (18.8%) Penalty Killing: 279/338 (82.5%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 11-5 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 225-175 287 goals scored (4th of 12 teams), 239 goals allowed (1st), 1095 PIM (6th) WHA Averages: 3.57 goals/game (278.6 goals/team), 1076.6 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 10 Ron Buchanan 6'3 170 28 75 37 44 81 20 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 12 Gary Jarrett 5'8 170 30 77 40 39 79 79 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 14 Jim Wiste 5'10 185 26 70 28 43 71 24 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 7 Gerry Pinder 5'8 165 24 78 30 36 66 21 7 3 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 21 Paul Andrea 5'10 174 31 66 21 30 51 12 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 25 Joe Hardy 6'0 185 27 72 17 33 50 80 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Paul Shmyr 5'11 170 26 73 5 43 48 169 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Ray Clearwater 5'11 175 30 78 11 36 47 41 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 16 Grant Erickson 5'9 165 25 77 15 29 44 23 2 1 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 23 Rich Pumple 6'2 205 24 77 21 20 41 45 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 11 Ted Hodgson 5'11 175 27 74 15 23 38 93 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW/C 9 Doug Brindley 6'1 175 23 73 15 11 26 6 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 2 John Hanna 5'10 175 37 66 6 20 26 68 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 17 Skip Krake 5'11 170 29 26 9 10 19 61 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 26 Bill Horton 6'0 195 26 74 2 17 19 55 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 24 Bob Dillabough 5'10 180 31 72 8 8 16 8 1 6 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Wayne Muloin 5'8 175 31 67 2 13 15 62 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 4 Ralph Hopiavouri 6'2 190 21 29 4 5 9 44 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- F 22 Jim McMasters 5'10 195 20 74 1 7 8 37 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 19 Al Rycroft 5'9 170 22 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Gerry Cheevers 5'11 185 32 52 0 1 1 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Bob Whidden 5'10 175 26 26 0 0 0 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 8 Blake Ball 6'4 225 34 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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   30  Gerry Cheevers       32   52  3144  149  2.84  32  20   0 1695   .912   2   5
G    1  Bob Whidden          26   26  1609   88  3.28  11  12   3  886   .901   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
1972 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team

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Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 vs Philadelphia Blazers W 3-2 (OT) 04/07/1973 vs Philadelphia Blazers W 7-1 04/08/1973 at Philadelphia Blazers W 3-1 04/11/1973 at Philadelphia Blazers W 6-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/18/1973 at New England Whalers L 2-3 04/19/1973 at New England Whalers L 2-3 04/21/1973 vs New England Whalers L 4-5 04/22/1973 vs New England Whalers W 5-2 04/26/1973 at New England Whalers L 1-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- LW 12 Gary Jarrett 5'8 170 30 9 8 3 11 18 3 0 LW 7 Gerry Pinder 5'8 165 24 9 2 9 11 30 1 0 C 14 Jim Wiste 5'10 185 26 9 3 8 11 13 1 0 RW 21 Paul Andrea 5'10 174 31 9 2 8 10 2 1 0 C 10 Ron Buchanan 6'3 170 28 9 7 3 10 0 1 0 C 23 Rich Pumple 6'2 205 24 9 3 5 8 11 1 0 D 3 Paul Shmyr 5'11 170 26 8 1 3 4 19 0 0 RW 11 Ted Hodgson 5'11 175 27 9 1 3 4 13 1 0 D 5 Wayne Muloin 5'8 175 31 9 1 3 4 14 0 0 D 6 Ray Clearwater 5'11 175 30 9 1 2 3 8 0 0 LW 16 Grant Erickson 5'9 165 25 9 2 1 3 2 0 0 C 17 Skip Krake 5'11 170 29 9 1 2 3 27 0 0 C 25 Joe Hardy 6'0 185 27 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 D 4 Ralph Hopiavouri 6'2 190 21 8 0 1 1 6 0 0 C 24 Bob Dillabough 5'10 180 31 9 1 0 1 0 0 1 D 26 Bill Horton 6'0 195 26 9 0 1 1 10 0 0 F 22 Jim McMasters 5'10 195 20 9 0 1 1 6 0 0 D 8 Blake Ball 6'4 225 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW/C 9 Doug Brindley 6'1 175 23 9 0 0 0 6 0 0 G 30 Gerry Cheevers 5'11 185 32 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 D 2 John Hanna 5'10 175 37 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 19 Al Rycroft 5'9 170 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Bob Whidden 5'10 175 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Gerry Cheevers 32 9 548 22 2.41 5 4 278 .921 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/11/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   2-0     1-0-0
10/14/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            W   3-2     2-0-0
10/15/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          W   7-5     3-0-0
10/17/1972   vs New York Raiders          W   4-3     4-0-0
10/19/1972   at New York Raiders          W   3-1     5-0-0
10/21/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          L   3-5     5-1-0
10/24/1972   vs New England Whalers       L   2-3     5-2-0
10/25/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   8-2     6-2-0
10/27/1972   vs Alberta Oilers            W   6-0     7-2-0
10/29/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          T   2-2     7-2-1
11/01/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   5-7     7-3-1
11/04/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-3     8-3-1
11/11/1972   at Chicago Cougars           W   4-1     9-3-1
11/12/1972   at Alberta Oilers            W   3-1     10-3-1
11/14/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   3-5     10-4-1
11/16/1972   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   6-3     11-4-1
11/17/1972   vs New England Whalers       W   3-0     12-4-1
11/19/1972   at Houston Aeros             L   2-4     12-5-1
11/21/1972   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   5-2     13-5-1
11/24/1972   vs Los Angeles Sharks        W   3-2     14-5-1
11/25/1972   vs Houston Aeros             L   1-3     14-6-1
11/27/1972   at New England Whalers       L   0-3     14-7-1
11/28/1972   vs Houston Aeros             L   1-3     14-8-1
11/30/1972   at Ottawa Nationals          L   2-3     14-9-1
12/02/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   8-2     15-9-1
12/03/1972   at New York Raiders          L   2-5     15-10-1
12/05/1972   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-3     16-10-1
12/07/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          W   3-1     17-10-1
12/09/1972   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   2-3     17-11-1
12/10/1972   at Minn. Fighting Saints     L   3-4     17-12-1
12/15/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   6-3     18-12-1
12/17/1972   at Quebec Nordiques          L   2-3     18-13-1
12/19/1972   at Chicago Cougars           L   1-6     18-14-1
12/21/1972   vs New York Raiders          W   6-2     19-14-1
12/23/1972   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     W   3-1     20-14-1
12/25/1972   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   8-0     21-14-1
12/29/1972   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-3     22-14-1
12/30/1972   vs Houston Aeros             W   4-3     23-14-1
01/11/1973   at Minn. Fighting Saints     W   4-3     24-14-1
01/12/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   3-5     24-15-1
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/14/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-3     24-16-1
01/16/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      W   4-3     25-16-1
01/17/1973   at Houston Aeros             W   5-0     26-16-1
01/19/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        W   4-1     27-16-1
01/21/1973   at Los Angeles Sharks        L   2-3     27-17-1
01/23/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   5-4     28-17-1
01/25/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      L   4-7     28-18-1
01/27/1973   at Chicago Cougars           W   2-1     29-18-1
01/29/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   3-2     30-18-1
01/31/1973   at New England Whalers       L   1-4     30-19-1
02/01/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          T   2-2     30-19-2
02/02/1973   vs Philadelphia Blazers      W   5-3     31-19-2
02/04/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          W   3-2     32-19-2
02/05/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   7-5     33-19-2
02/10/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   8-4     34-19-2
02/11/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   1-6     34-20-2
02/12/1973   vs New York Raiders          W   8-2     35-20-2
02/14/1973   at Philadelphia Blazers      L   5-6     35-21-2
02/17/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     L   3-7     35-22-2
02/20/1973   vs Alberta Oilers            W   5-4     36-22-2
02/24/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           L   2-5     36-23-2
02/25/1973   at New York Raiders          L   5-9     36-24-2
02/27/1973   at Ottawa Nationals          L   1-2     36-25-2
03/03/1973   at New York Raiders          W   4-3     37-25-2
03/07/1973   at New England Whalers       L   0-1     37-26-2
03/09/1973   at New England Whalers       L   4-5     37-27-2
03/11/1973   at Winnipeg Jets             W  11-2     38-27-2
03/13/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   2-4     38-28-2
03/14/1973   at Alberta Oilers            L   2-4     38-29-2
03/17/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        L   0-2     38-30-2
03/19/1973   vs Los Angeles Sharks        T   5-5     38-30-3
03/20/1973   at Quebec Nordiques          L   1-4     38-31-3
03/24/1973   vs Minn. Fighting Saints     L   1-2     38-32-3
03/25/1973   at Houston Aeros             W   4-2     39-32-3
03/26/1973   vs New England Whalers       W   7-5     40-32-3
03/30/1973   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   4-2     41-32-3
03/31/1973   vs Ottawa Nationals          W   4-2     42-32-3
04/01/1973   vs Chicago Cougars           W   5-1     43-32-3

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