1972-73 Houston Aeros Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 39-35-4 - 82 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 4-6
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Los Angeles Sharks 4-2
Division Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-0
Coach: Bill Dineen (39-35-4)
Location: Houston, Texas
1972-73 Houston Aeros Statistics
1972-73 Houston Aeros Roster

The Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 39 wins and 35 losses and 4 ties for 82 points, finishing second in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-6.

The Aeros scored 284 goals and gave up 269. Gord Labossiere netted 36 goals for Houston, while Duke Harris and Ted Taylor tallied 30 or more also. Gord Labossiere accounted for 60 assists. Wayne Rutledge topped the squad with 20 wins, plus Don McLeod added 15 or more wins, too. Wayne Rutledge registered a 3.05 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Bill Dineen coached the team. The 1972-73 Houston Aeros lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 284
Regular Season Goals Against: 269

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1972 Chicago Cougars 2 at Houston Aeros 3 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 13, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
October 15, 1972 Los Angeles Sharks 5 at Houston Aeros 1 L 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
October 18, 1972 New England Whalers 4 at Houston Aeros 1 L 1-2-0 1-0-0 2-2-0
October 19, 1972 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Houston Aeros 5 W 2-2-0 1-0-0 3-2-0
October 21, 1972 Houston Aeros 2 at New York Raiders 3 L 2-2-0 1-1-0 3-3-0
October 24, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Quebec Nordiques 5 L 2-2-0 1-2-0 3-4-0
October 26, 1972 Ottawa Nationals 3 at Houston Aeros 7 W 3-2-0 1-2-0 4-4-0
October 29, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 3-2-0 1-3-0 4-5-0
October 31, 1972 Houston Aeros 4 at Alberta Oilers 3 W 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
November 3, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Alberta Oilers 4 L 3-2-0 2-4-0 5-6-0
November 5, 1972 Houston Aeros 0 at Los Angeles Sharks 4 L 3-2-0 2-5-0 5-7-0
November 7, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Chicago Cougars 2 W 3-2-0 3-5-0 6-7-0
November 11, 1972 Houston Aeros 1 at Quebec Nordiques 3 L 3-2-0 3-6-0 6-8-0
November 13, 1972 Houston Aeros 4 at New England Whalers 4 T 3-2-0 3-6-1 6-8-1 OT
November 15, 1972 Los Angeles Sharks 6 at Houston Aeros 4 L 3-3-0 3-6-1 6-9-1
November 19, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Houston Aeros 4 W 4-3-0 3-6-1 7-9-1
November 21, 1972 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Houston Aeros 2 L 4-4-0 3-6-1 7-10-1
November 23, 1972 Winnipeg Jets 5 at Houston Aeros 6 W 5-4-0 3-6-1 8-10-1 OT
November 25, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 1 W 5-4-0 4-6-1 9-10-1
November 28, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 1 W 5-4-0 5-6-1 10-10-1
November 30, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Los Angeles Sharks 6 L 5-4-0 5-7-1 10-11-1
December 2, 1972 Houston Aeros 7 at New York Raiders 2 W 5-4-0 6-7-1 11-11-1
December 3, 1972 Houston Aeros 4 at Ottawa Nationals 5 L 5-4-0 6-8-1 11-12-1
December 5, 1972 New York Raiders 6 at Houston Aeros 4 L 5-5-0 6-8-1 11-13-1
December 7, 1972 Houston Aeros 0 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 L 5-5-0 6-9-1 11-14-1
December 8, 1972 Houston Aeros 2 at Winnipeg Jets 6 L 5-5-0 6-10-1 11-15-1
December 12, 1972 Alberta Oilers 4 at Houston Aeros 6 W 6-5-0 6-10-1 12-15-1
December 13, 1972 Alberta Oilers 3 at Houston Aeros 2 L 6-6-0 6-10-1 12-16-1
December 15, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 W 6-6-0 7-10-1 13-16-1
December 17, 1972 Los Angeles Sharks 4 at Houston Aeros 4 T 6-6-1 7-10-1 13-16-2 OT
December 19, 1972 Los Angeles Sharks 5 at Houston Aeros 7 W 7-6-1 7-10-1 14-16-2
December 23, 1972 Philadelphia Blazers 3 at Houston Aeros 7 W 8-6-1 7-10-1 15-16-2
December 26, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Ottawa Nationals 3 T 8-6-1 7-10-2 15-16-3 OT
December 29, 1972 Houston Aeros 4 at New England Whalers 2 W 8-6-1 8-10-2 16-16-3
December 30, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 L 8-6-1 8-11-2 16-17-3 OT
January 1, 1973 Houston Aeros 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 T 8-6-1 8-11-3 16-17-4 OT
January 9, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Houston Aeros 7 W 9-6-1 8-11-3 17-17-4
January 11, 1973 Houston Aeros 5 at Chicago Cougars 0 W 9-6-1 9-11-3 18-17-4
January 13, 1973 Chicago Cougars 2 at Houston Aeros 6 W 10-6-1 9-11-3 19-17-4
January 15, 1973 Chicago Cougars 4 at Houston Aeros 5 W 11-6-1 9-11-3 20-17-4
January 17, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Houston Aeros 0 L 11-7-1 9-11-3 20-18-4
January 18, 1973 Houston Aeros 8 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 11-7-1 10-11-3 21-18-4
January 20, 1973 Houston Aeros 4 at Philadelphia Blazers 3 W 11-7-1 11-11-3 22-18-4
January 21, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 2 at Houston Aeros 5 W 12-7-1 11-11-3 23-18-4
January 23, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 3 at Houston Aeros 11 W 13-7-1 11-11-3 24-18-4
January 25, 1973 Houston Aeros 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 W 13-7-1 12-11-3 25-18-4
January 28, 1973 Chicago Cougars 3 at Houston Aeros 4 W 14-7-1 12-11-3 26-18-4
January 30, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 5 at Houston Aeros 2 L 14-8-1 12-11-3 26-19-4
February 1, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Houston Aeros 4 L 14-9-1 12-11-3 26-20-4 OT
February 3, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Houston Aeros 7 W 15-9-1 12-11-3 27-20-4
February 5, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 at Houston Aeros 3 L 15-10-1 12-11-3 27-21-4
February 7, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Houston Aeros 5 W 16-10-1 12-11-3 28-21-4
February 8, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Houston Aeros 1 L 16-11-1 12-11-3 28-22-4
February 10, 1973 Houston Aeros 0 at Chicago Cougars 3 L 16-11-1 12-12-3 28-23-4
February 13, 1973 Houston Aeros 3 at Alberta Oilers 5 L 16-11-1 12-13-3 28-24-4
February 15, 1973 Houston Aeros 5 at Alberta Oilers 3 W 16-11-1 13-13-3 29-24-4
February 16, 1973 Houston Aeros 0 at Winnipeg Jets 7 L 16-11-1 13-14-3 29-25-4
February 18, 1973 Houston Aeros 2 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 16-11-1 13-15-3 29-26-4
February 22, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Houston Aeros 4 W 17-11-1 13-15-3 30-26-4
February 25, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Houston Aeros 4 W 18-11-1 13-15-3 31-26-4
February 27, 1973 Alberta Oilers 4 at Houston Aeros 5 W 19-11-1 13-15-3 32-26-4
February 28, 1973 Alberta Oilers 2 at Houston Aeros 3 W 20-11-1 13-15-3 33-26-4 OT
March 3, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Houston Aeros 3 L 20-12-1 13-15-3 33-27-4
March 4, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 6 at Houston Aeros 3 L 20-13-1 13-15-3 33-28-4
March 7, 1973 Houston Aeros 3 at Los Angeles Sharks 1 W 20-13-1 14-15-3 34-28-4
March 9, 1973 Houston Aeros 1 at Los Angeles Sharks 5 L 20-13-1 14-16-3 34-29-4
March 11, 1973 Houston Aeros 4 at Philadelphia Blazers 2 W 20-13-1 15-16-3 35-29-4
March 13, 1973 Houston Aeros 3 at Philadelphia Blazers 4 L 20-13-1 15-17-3 35-30-4
March 14, 1973 Houston Aeros 1 at New York Raiders 5 L 20-13-1 15-18-3 35-31-4
March 18, 1973 New York Raiders 3 at Houston Aeros 2 L 20-14-1 15-18-3 35-32-4 OT
March 19, 1973 Philadelphia Blazers 1 at Houston Aeros 5 W 21-14-1 15-18-3 36-32-4
March 21, 1973 Philadelphia Blazers 7 at Houston Aeros 3 L 21-15-1 15-18-3 36-33-4
March 25, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Houston Aeros 2 L 21-16-1 15-18-3 36-34-4
March 27, 1973 Houston Aeros 6 at New England Whalers 1 W 21-16-1 16-18-3 37-34-4
March 29, 1973 New York Raiders 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 22-16-1 16-18-3 38-34-4
March 31, 1973 Houston Aeros 1 at Quebec Nordiques 5 L 22-16-1 16-19-3 38-35-4
April 1, 1973 Houston Aeros 6 at Ottawa Nationals 3 W 22-16-1 17-19-3 39-35-4
April 5, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 2 at Houston Aeros 7 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 7, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 4 at Houston Aeros 2 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
April 11, 1973 Houston Aeros 2 at Los Angeles Sharks 3 L 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
April 13, 1973 Houston Aeros 3 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0 OT
April 15, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 3 at Houston Aeros 6 W 2-1-0 1-1-0 3-2-0
April 17, 1973 Houston Aeros 3 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0
April 22, 1973 Houston Aeros 1 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 2-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0
April 24, 1973 Houston Aeros 0 at Winnipeg Jets 2 L 2-1-0 2-3-0 4-4-0
April 26, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Houston Aeros 2 L 2-2-0 2-3-0 4-5-0
April 29, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Houston Aeros 0 L 2-3-0 2-3-0 4-6-0


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