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1977-1978 Indianapolis Racers: 24-51-5
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 17-21-3 (159 goals scored, 162 allowed) Road record: 7-30-2 (108 goals scored, 191 allowed) Head Coaches: Ron Ingram (16-31-4), Bill Goldsworthy (8-20-1) Power Play: 56/317 (17.7%) Penalty Killing: 190/241 (78.8%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 6-13 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 205-289 267 goals scored (8th of 10 teams), 353 goals allowed (10th), 1189 PIM (6th) 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 20 Claude St. Sauveur 6'1 185 25 72 36 42 78 24 7 0 -- -- -- -- 218 16.5 -5 LW 4 Kevin Morrison 6'0 202 28 75 17 40 57 49 6 1 -- -- -- -- 206 8.3 -32 LW 23 Peter Driscoll 6'0 190 23 56 25 21 46 130 5 0 -- -- -- -- 122 20.5 0 RW 17 Rusty Patenaude 5'8 175 28 76 23 19 42 71 1 0 -- -- -- -- 197 11.7 -20 LW 12 Kevin Devine 5'8 165 23 76 19 23 42 141 1 0 -- -- -- -- 143 13.3 -24 C 16 Michel Parizeau 5'10 165 29 70 13 27 40 47 2 0 -- -- -- -- 75 17.3 -13 LW 9 Reg Thomas 5'10 185 24 49 15 16 31 44 7 0 -- -- -- -- 120 12.5 -11 LW 9 Claude Larose 5'10 175 22 28 14 16 30 12 3 0 -- -- -- -- 68 20.6 -15 C 6 Rosaire Paiement 5'11 170 32 61 6 24 30 81 1 0 -- -- -- -- 84 7.1 -23 RW 8 Rene Leclerc 5'11 165 30 60 12 15 27 31 2 0 -- -- -- -- 110 10.9 -7 RW 7 Blaine Stoughton 5'11 185 24 47 13 13 26 28 5 0 -- -- -- -- 102 12.7 -24 D 24 Ken Block 5'10 191 33 77 1 25 26 34 1 0 -- -- -- -- 30 3.3 -39 C 10 Rich Leduc 5'11 170 26 28 10 15 25 38 3 0 -- -- -- -- 70 14.3 -16 LW 15 Don Burgess 6'0 175 31 79 11 12 23 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- 100 11.0 -30 D 14 Barry Wilkins 6'0 190 30 79 2 21 23 79 1 0 -- -- -- -- 89 2.2 -35 D 2 Darryl Maggs 6'2 195 28 51 6 15 21 30 3 0 -- -- -- -- 116 5.2 -27 RW 19 Bill Goldsworthy 6'0 190 33 32 8 10 18 10 0 0 -- -- -- -- 51 15.7 +2 L 11 John French 5'11 165 27 74 9 8 17 6 2 2 -- -- -- -- 67 13.4 -25 D 22 Dave Fortier 5'11 190 26 54 1 15 16 86 0 0 -- -- -- -- 69 1.4 -17 C 18 Bobby Sheehan 5'7 155 28 29 8 7 15 6 1 3 -- -- -- -- 70 11.4 -19 D 5 Gilles Marotte 5'9 205 32 44 2 13 15 18 0 0 -- -- -- -- 49 4.1 -17 C 21 Lynn Powis 6'0 175 28 14 4 6 10 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 34 11.8 -5 D 2 Dave Inkpen 6'0 185 23 24 1 9 10 24 0 0 -- -- -- -- 26 3.8 -5 C 7 Hugh Harris 6'1 195 29 19 1 7 8 6 0 0 -- -- -- -- 23 4.3 -4 D 5 Bryon Baltimore 6'2 190 25 22 1 7 8 23 0 0 -- -- -- -- 14 7.1 0 C 10 Brad Rhiness 5'9 180 21 12 3 3 6 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- 14 21.4 -4 RW 19 Frank Spring 6'3 216 28 13 2 4 6 2 1 0 -- -- -- -- 20 10.0 +1 LW 26 Charles Constantin 6'2 190 23 6 2 1 3 0 2 0 -- -- -- -- 7 28.6 +1 C 26 Ray Adduono 5'9 160 30 8 1 2 3 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 10 10.0 -5 LW 26 Dale Smedsmo 6'1 195 26 6 0 3 3 7 0 0 -- -- -- -- 9 0.0 +3 D 21 Bill Prentice 6'0 190 27 21 1 1 2 28 0 0 -- -- -- -- 28 3.6 -4 D 26 Dave Dornseif 6'2 190 21 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 1 0.0 +1 D 25 Bill Blackwood 5'11 187 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- 4 0.0 0 G 28 Jim Park 6'1 195 25 12 0 0 0 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Peter McDuffe 5'9 180 29 12 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 31 Eddie Mio 5'10 180 23 17 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Glen Irwin 5'11 195 26 20 0 0 0 72 0 0 -- -- -- -- 17 0.0 -3 G 30 Gary Inness 6'0 195 28 52 0 0 0 42 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Gary Inness          28   52  2850  200  4.21  14  30   4 1543   .870   6   0
G   28  Jim Park             25   12   584   41  4.21   3   7   0  323   .873   1   0
G   31  Eddie Mio            23   17   900   64  4.27   6   8   0  470   .864   1   0
G    1  Peter McDuffe        29   12   539   39  4.34   1   6   1  313   .875   1   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    5  D    Doug Wilson                           Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
  2   16  D    Wayne Ramsey                          Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
  4   35  F    Dale McCourt                          St.-Catharines Fincups (OHA)       
  5   44  F    Mike Bossy                            Laval National (QMJHL)             
  6   53  D    Rick Vasko                            Peterborough Petes (OHA)           
  7   62  LW   Brian Drumm                           Oshawa Generals (OHA)              

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
07-1977signed Bobby Sheehan as a free agent
12-1977traded Frank Spring to Rangers for Bill Goldsworthy
12-1977traded Bryon Baltimore and Hugh Harris to Stingers for Gilles Marotte and Blaine Stoughton
12-1977purchased Peter Driscoll from Nordiques
12-1977released Lynn Powis
02-1978traded Darryl Maggs and Reg Thomas to Stingers for Claude Larose and Roch Leduc
02-1978traded future considerations to Nordiques for Dave Inkpen
02-1978traded a draft pick to Nordiques for Charles Constantin
02-1978traded a draft pick to Aeros for Glen Irwin

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       W   5-4     1-0-0
10/15/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   1-5     1-1-0
10/16/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-9     1-2-0
10/18/1977   vs New England Whalers       T   2-2     1-2-1
10/21/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          T   4-4     1-2-2
10/25/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          W   5-4     2-2-2
10/26/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   5-3     3-2-2
10/29/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   6-2     4-2-2
11/01/1977   vs Houston Aeros             W   6-3     5-2-2
11/04/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           L   1-3     5-3-2
11/11/1977   at Houston Aeros             L   3-5     5-4-2
11/12/1977   at New England Whalers       L   3-5     5-5-2
11/15/1977   vs New England Whalers       L   4-6     5-6-2
11/18/1977   vs Birmingham Bulls          L   1-2     5-7-2
11/19/1977   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   4-6     5-8-2
11/20/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   2-5     5-9-2
11/23/1977   at New England Whalers       T   3-3     5-9-3
11/24/1977   vs Edmonton Oilers           W   5-4     6-9-3
11/26/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   5-7     6-10-3
11/30/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   0-3     6-11-3
12/01/1977   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-4     7-11-3
12/02/1977   at Houston Aeros             W   4-2     8-11-3
12/04/1977   at Birmingham Bulls          L   0-3     8-12-3
12/06/1977   vs New England Whalers       W   5-2     9-12-3
12/09/1977   vs Czech All Stars           L   3-5     9-13-3
12/10/1977   at Quebec Nordiques          L   3-5     9-14-3
12/11/1977   at Winnipeg Jets             L   1-7     9-15-3
12/14/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   1-3     9-16-3
12/15/1977   vs Houston Aeros             T   3-3     9-16-4
12/18/1977   vs Soviet All Stars          L   3-4     9-17-4
12/22/1977   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   1-4     9-18-4
12/23/1977   at New England Whalers       L   3-5     9-19-4
12/28/1977   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   4-5     9-20-4
12/29/1977   vs Houston Aeros             L   1-7     9-21-4
12/30/1977   at Edmonton Oilers           L   5-8     9-22-4
01/04/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   4-1     10-22-4
01/06/1978   vs New England Whalers       W   4-3     11-22-4
01/07/1978   at Houston Aeros             W   2-1     12-22-4
01/08/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L   2-4     12-23-4
01/11/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   2-1     13-23-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/14/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   3-6     13-24-4
01/20/1978   vs Houston Aeros             L   3-4     13-25-4
01/21/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   2-3     13-26-4
01/22/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             W   5-4     14-26-4
01/25/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   2-6     14-27-4
01/30/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   3-4     14-28-4
01/31/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   4-6     14-29-4
02/01/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   0-8     14-30-4
02/03/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   5-4     15-30-4
02/04/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   2-5     15-31-4
02/05/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          W   6-1     16-31-4
02/11/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   3-5     16-32-4
02/15/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          W   9-6     17-32-4
02/17/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          L   4-5     17-33-4
02/18/1978   vs New England Whalers       L   1-4     17-34-4
02/19/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   3-4     17-35-4
02/25/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   5-7     17-36-4
02/26/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          W   6-3     18-36-4
03/01/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   5-1     19-36-4
03/03/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           W   8-6     20-36-4
03/04/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             W   8-6     21-36-4
03/05/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   4-2     22-36-4
03/08/1978   vs Quebec Nordiques          L   4-5     22-37-4
03/09/1978   at Winnipeg Jets             L   5-6     22-38-4
03/11/1978   vs Houston Aeros             W   4-2     23-38-4
03/12/1978   at Houston Aeros             L   3-6     23-39-4
03/15/1978   at New England Whalers       L   0-7     23-40-4
03/16/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   2-5     23-41-4
03/18/1978   at Cincinnati Stingers       L   2-4     23-42-4
03/19/1978   at Birmingham Bulls          T   3-3     23-42-5
03/21/1978   at New England Whalers       L   3-6     23-43-5
03/24/1978   at Edmonton Oilers           L   0-4     23-44-5
03/28/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   3-4     23-45-5
03/30/1978   vs Winnipeg Jets             L   1-4     23-46-5
04/01/1978   vs Edmonton Oilers           L   1-4     23-47-5
04/02/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       W   6-3     24-47-5
04/07/1978   vs Cincinnati Stingers       L   4-6     24-48-5
04/08/1978   at Quebec Nordiques          L   3-7     24-49-5
04/09/1978   vs Birmingham Bulls          L   7-9     24-50-5
04/11/1978   at New England Whalers       L   3-6     24-51-5

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