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1977-78 Houston Aeros Roster and Statistics

Franchise IndexPrevious Season

Record: 42-34-4 (88 points), Finished 3rd in WHA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Dineen (42-34-4)

Goals For: 296 (6th of 10), Goals Against: 302 (5th of 10)
SRS: -0.07 (5th of 10), SOS: 0.01 (7th of 10)

Playoffs:
Lost Quarter-Finals (4-2) versus Quebec Nordiques

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Houston Aeros 80 42 34 4 88 .550 296 302 -0.07 0.01 7.48 56 270 20.74 77 366 78.96 6 8
League Average 66 31 31 3 66 .500 257 257 0.00 0.00 7.84 64 287 22.42 65 291 77.78 9 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
Scott Campbell D 20 6-3 205 L/- R June 22, 1957 8 G, 29 A, 37 P
Cam Connor LW 23 6-2 200 L/- 3 August 10, 1954 21 G, 16 A, 37 P
John Gray RW 28 5-10 180 L/- 3 August 13, 1949 35 G, 23 A, 58 P
Larry Hale D 36 6-1 180 L/- 5 October 9, 1941 2 G, 11 A, 13 P
Ron Hansis RW 25 6-2 195 R/- 1 November 12, 1952 13 G, 9 A, 22 P
Frank Hughes RW 28 5-10 180 L/- 5 October 1, 1949 3 G, 2 A, 5 P
John Hughes D 23 5-11 200 L/- 3 March 18, 1954 3 G, 25 A, 28 P
Glen Irwin D 26 5-11 195 R/- 3 March 1, 1951 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Andre Lacroix C 32 5-8 175 L/- 5 June 5, 1945 36 G, 77 A, 113 P
Don Larway RW 23 6-1 192 R/- 3 February 2, 1954 24 G, 35 A, 59 P
Morris Lukowich LW 21 5-9 170 L/- 1 June 1, 1956 40 G, 35 A, 75 P
Larry Lund C 37 6-0 190 R/- 5 September 9, 1940 9 G, 17 A, 26 P
John Mazur LW 23 5-10 175 L/- R June 1, 1954 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
Al McLeod D 28 5-11 200 L/- 3 June 17, 1949 2 G, 22 A, 24 P
Cleland Mortson C 43 5-10 165 R/- 1 March 29, 1934 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
Poul Popiel D 34 5-10 175 L/- 5 February 28, 1943 6 G, 31 A, 37 P
Rich Preston RW 25 6-0 185 R/- 3 May 22, 1952 25 G, 25 A, 50 P
Terry Ruskowski C 23 5-10 178 L/- 3 December 31, 1954 15 G, 57 A, 72 P
Wayne Rutledge G 36 6-2 200 -/L 5 January 5, 1942 , 4.45 GAA
John Schella D 30 6-0 180 R/- 5 May 9, 1947 9 G, 20 A, 29 P
Ted Taylor LW 35 6-0 175 L/- 5 February 25, 1942 11 G, 11 A, 22 P
John Tonelli C 20 6-1 200 L/- 2 March 23, 1957 23 G, 41 A, 64 P
Ernie Wakely G 37 5-11 160 -/L 5 November 27, 1940 , 3.24 GAA
Steve West C 25 5-8 150 L/- 2 March 20, 1952 11 G, 21 A, 32 P
Lynn Zimmerman G 35 5-7 155 -/R 1 July 13, 1942 , 4.32 GAA

Scoring Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Andre Lacroix C 32 78 36 77 113 40 8 57 29 7 0 0 0 0 0 193 18.7 0 0:00
2 Morris Lukowich LW 21 80 40 35 75 31 13 131 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 199 20.1 0 0:00
3 Terry Ruskowski C 23 78 15 57 72 23 13 170 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 144 10.4 0 0:00
4 John Tonelli C 20 65 23 41 64 23 13 103 18 5 0 0 0 0 0 146 15.8 0 0:00
5 Don Larway RW 23 69 24 35 59 22 1 52 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 176 13.6 0 0:00
6 John Gray RW 28 77 35 23 58 25 15 80 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 151 23.2 0 0:00
7 Rich Preston RW 25 73 25 25 50 20 3 52 15 7 3 0 0 0 0 213 11.7 0 0:00
8 Cam Connor LW 23 68 21 16 37 16 4 217 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 13.8 0 0:00
9 Scott Campbell D 20 75 8 29 37 12 10 116 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 113 7.1 0 0:00
10 Poul Popiel D 34 80 6 31 37 12 -6 53 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 126 4.8 0 0:00
11 Steve West C 25 71 11 21 32 12 4 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 18.3 0 0:00
12 John Schella D 30 63 9 20 29 10 -2 125 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 139 6.5 0 0:00
13 John Hughes D 23 79 3 25 28 8 20 130 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 62 4.8 0 0:00
14 Larry Lund C 37 76 9 17 26 9 -22 36 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 60 15.0 0 0:00
15 Al McLeod D 28 80 2 22 24 7 18 54 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 2.4 0 0:00
16 Ron Hansis RW 25 78 13 9 22 9 0 51 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 62 21.0 0 0:00
17 Ted Taylor LW 35 54 11 11 22 9 8 46 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 74 14.9 0 0:00
18 Larry Hale D 36 56 2 11 13 4 4 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 12.5 0 0:00
19 Frank Hughes RW 28 11 3 2 5 2 -10 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 10.3 0 0:00
20 Ernie Wakely G 37 51 0 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
21 Cleland Mortson C 43 6 0 1 1 0 -1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00
22 Glen Irwin D 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
23 John Mazur LW 23 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
24 Wayne Rutledge G 36 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
25 Lynn Zimmerman G 35 20 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Team Total 296 512 808 92 1535 234 56 6 0 2202 13.4

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Wayne Rutledge G 36 12 47 360 313 .869 4.45 0 634 105 -2.30
2 Ernie Wakely G 37 51 166 1608 1442 .897 3.24 2 3070 83 33.66
3 Lynn Zimmerman G 35 20 84 641 557 .869 4.32 0 1166 106 -4.41
Team Total 297 2609 2312 .886 3.66 2 4870

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Ted Taylor LW 35 6 3 1 4 2 10 1
2 Andre Lacroix C 32 6 2 2 4 -4 0 0
3 John Tonelli C 20 6 1 3 4 -4 8 0
4 Don Larway RW 23 6 1 2 3 -3 4 0
5 Morris Lukowich LW 21 6 1 2 3 -3 17 0
6 John Gray RW 28 6 0 3 3 2 10 0
7 Scott Campbell D 20 6 1 1 2 -2 8 1
8 Ron Hansis RW 25 6 1 1 2 0 4 0
9 John Hughes D 23 6 1 1 2 2 6 0
10 Terry Ruskowski C 23 4 1 1 2 -1 5 0
11 Paul Terbenche D 32 6 1 1 2 0 0 0
12 Larry Lund C 37 6 0 2 2 -1 2 0
13 Poul Popiel D 34 6 0 2 2 4 13 0
14 Cam Connor LW 23 2 1 0 1 1 22 0
15 Al McLeod D 28 6 1 0 1 -9 2 0
16 Steve West C 25 6 1 0 1 2 0 0
17 Cleland Mortson C 43 2 0 1 1 1 0 0
18 John Schella D 30 6 0 1 1 -8 33 0
19 Wayne Rutledge G 36 3 0 0 0 0 2 0
20 Lynn Zimmerman G 35 4 0 0 0 0 6 0
Team Total 16 24 40 -21 152 2

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Wayne Rutledge G 36 3 21 5.27 0 239
2 Lynn Zimmerman G 35 4 8 3.66 0 131
Team Total 29 4.70 0 370