1976-77 Houston Aeros Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 50-24-6 - 106 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 6-5
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Edmonton Oilers 4-1
Division Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-2
Coach: Bill Dineen (50-24-6)
Location: Houston, Texas
1976-77 Houston Aeros Statistics
1976-77 Houston Aeros Roster

The Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association ended the 1976-77 season with a record of 50 wins and 24 losses and 6 ties for 106 points, finishing first in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-5.

The Aeros scored 320 goals and allowed 241. Rich Preston netted 38 goals for Houston, and Cam Connor tallied 30 or more, too. Terry Ruskowski accounted for 60 assists. Ron Grahame earned 27 wins in front of the net for the squad, while Wayne Rutledge added 15 or more wins also. Ron Grahame recorded a 2.74 goals against average, leading regular goalies.

Bill Dineen coached the team. The 1976-77 Houston Aeros lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 320
Regular Season Goals Against: 241

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 8, 1976 Houston Aeros 2 at Birmingham Bulls 4 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
October 9, 1976 Phoenix Roadrunners 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
October 13, 1976 Calgary Cowboys 1 at Houston Aeros 2 W 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
October 16, 1976 Birmingham Bulls 0 at Houston Aeros 3 W 3-0-0 0-1-0 3-1-0
October 19, 1976 New England Whalers 4 at Houston Aeros 4 T 3-0-1 0-1-0 3-1-1 OT
October 21, 1976 Houston Aeros 5 at Birmingham Bulls 8 L 3-0-1 0-2-0 3-2-1
October 22, 1976 Houston Aeros 2 at New England Whalers 5 L 3-0-1 0-3-0 3-3-1
October 23, 1976 Houston Aeros 2 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 3-0-1 0-4-0 3-4-1
October 26, 1976 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Houston Aeros 3 W 4-0-1 0-4-0 4-4-1
October 28, 1976 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Houston Aeros 1 T 4-0-2 0-4-0 4-4-2 OT
October 30, 1976 Houston Aeros 4 at Calgary Cowboys 6 L 4-0-2 0-5-0 4-5-2
October 31, 1976 Houston Aeros 4 at Edmonton Oilers 0 W 4-0-2 1-5-0 5-5-2
November 2, 1976 Houston Aeros 3 at Winnipeg Jets 1 W 4-0-2 2-5-0 6-5-2
November 5, 1976 Phoenix Roadrunners 1 at Houston Aeros 9 W 5-0-2 2-5-0 7-5-2
November 6, 1976 Houston Aeros 1 at San Diego Mariners 4 L 5-0-2 2-6-0 7-6-2
November 9, 1976 Indianapolis Racers 2 at Houston Aeros 7 W 6-0-2 2-6-0 8-6-2
November 12, 1976 San Diego Mariners 1 at Houston Aeros 4 W 7-0-2 2-6-0 9-6-2
November 16, 1976 Calgary Cowboys 2 at Houston Aeros 4 W 8-0-2 2-6-0 10-6-2
November 19, 1976 Houston Aeros 3 at San Diego Mariners 5 L 8-0-2 2-7-0 10-7-2
November 20, 1976 Houston Aeros 5 at Phoenix Roadrunners 2 W 8-0-2 3-7-0 11-7-2
November 23, 1976 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 9-0-2 3-7-0 12-7-2
November 26, 1976 Winnipeg Jets 1 at Houston Aeros 1 T 9-0-3 3-7-0 12-7-3 OT
December 3, 1976 Edmonton Oilers 0 at Houston Aeros 0 T 9-0-4 3-7-0 12-7-4 OT
December 5, 1976 Houston Aeros 2 at Cincinnati Stingers 7 L 9-0-4 3-8-0 12-8-4
December 8, 1976 Houston Aeros 1 at New England Whalers 5 L 9-0-4 3-9-0 12-9-4
December 10, 1976 Houston Aeros 2 at Cincinnati Stingers 6 L 9-0-4 3-10-0 12-10-4
December 11, 1976 Houston Aeros 1 at Quebec Nordiques 4 L 9-0-4 3-11-0 12-11-4
December 12, 1976 Houston Aeros 3 at Indianapolis Racers 1 W 9-0-4 4-11-0 13-11-4
December 14, 1976 Phoenix Roadrunners 3 at Houston Aeros 8 W 10-0-4 4-11-0 14-11-4
December 17, 1976 Birmingham Bulls 4 at Houston Aeros 3 L 10-1-4 4-11-0 14-12-4
December 18, 1976 Houston Aeros 3 at San Diego Mariners 4 L 10-1-4 4-12-0 14-13-4
December 19, 1976 Houston Aeros 6 at Phoenix Roadrunners 4 W 10-1-4 5-12-0 15-13-4
December 21, 1976 New England Whalers 0 at Houston Aeros 4 W 11-1-4 5-12-0 16-13-4
December 23, 1976 Cincinnati Stingers 5 at Houston Aeros 6 W 12-1-4 5-12-0 17-13-4 OT
December 26, 1976 Houston Aeros 2 at Birmingham Bulls 6 L 12-1-4 5-13-0 17-14-4
December 28, 1976 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Houston Aeros 6 W 13-1-4 5-13-0 18-14-4
January 2, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 13-1-4 5-14-0 18-15-4
January 4, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 13-1-4 6-14-0 19-15-4
January 5, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Calgary Cowboys 3 W 13-1-4 7-14-0 20-15-4
January 7, 1977 Houston Aeros 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 T 13-1-4 7-14-1 20-15-5 OT
January 12, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at Phoenix Roadrunners 4 L 13-1-4 7-15-1 20-16-5
January 14, 1977 Birmingham Bulls 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 14-1-4 7-15-1 21-16-5
January 16, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Houston Aeros 3 W 15-1-4 7-15-1 22-16-5
January 21, 1977 Birmingham Bulls 1 at Houston Aeros 6 W 16-1-4 7-15-1 23-16-5
January 22, 1977 Houston Aeros 6 at San Diego Mariners 0 W 16-1-4 8-15-1 24-16-5
January 23, 1977 San Diego Mariners 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 17-1-4 8-15-1 25-16-5
January 25, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Houston Aeros 5 W 18-1-4 8-15-1 26-16-5
January 28, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Edmonton Oilers 1 W 18-1-4 9-15-1 27-16-5
January 29, 1977 Houston Aeros 6 at Calgary Cowboys 4 W 18-1-4 10-15-1 28-16-5
February 1, 1977 Calgary Cowboys 1 at Houston Aeros 6 W 19-1-4 10-15-1 29-16-5
February 3, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Phoenix Roadrunners 5 L 19-1-4 10-16-1 29-17-5
February 4, 1977 New England Whalers 1 at Houston Aeros 4 W 20-1-4 10-16-1 30-17-5
February 8, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Indianapolis Racers 4 T 20-1-4 10-16-2 30-17-6 OT
February 12, 1977 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Houston Aeros 7 W 21-1-4 10-16-2 31-17-6
February 15, 1977 Quebec Nordiques 2 at Houston Aeros 4 W 22-1-4 10-16-2 32-17-6
February 18, 1977 San Diego Mariners 2 at Houston Aeros 4 W 23-1-4 10-16-2 33-17-6
February 19, 1977 San Diego Mariners 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 24-1-4 10-16-2 34-17-6
February 22, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at Winnipeg Jets 3 L 24-1-4 10-17-2 34-18-6
February 23, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at Calgary Cowboys 3 L 24-1-4 10-18-2 34-19-6
February 25, 1977 Houston Aeros 9 at Phoenix Roadrunners 3 W 24-1-4 11-18-2 35-19-6
February 26, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at San Diego Mariners 4 W 24-1-4 12-18-2 36-19-6
February 27, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at Phoenix Roadrunners 4 W 24-1-4 13-18-2 37-19-6
March 1, 1977 Phoenix Roadrunners 3 at Houston Aeros 8 W 25-1-4 13-18-2 38-19-6
March 4, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at New England Whalers 3 L 25-1-4 13-19-2 38-20-6
March 6, 1977 Houston Aeros 7 at Cincinnati Stingers 3 W 25-1-4 14-19-2 39-20-6
March 8, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 26-1-4 14-19-2 40-20-6
March 11, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 0 at Houston Aeros 5 W 27-1-4 14-19-2 41-20-6
March 13, 1977 Indianapolis Racers 0 at Houston Aeros 5 W 28-1-4 14-19-2 42-20-6
March 15, 1977 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Houston Aeros 4 W 29-1-4 14-19-2 43-20-6
March 18, 1977 Phoenix Roadrunners 3 at Houston Aeros 6 W 30-1-4 14-19-2 44-20-6
March 20, 1977 Houston Aeros 8 at Indianapolis Racers 3 W 30-1-4 15-19-2 45-20-6
March 22, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 30-1-4 15-20-2 45-21-6
March 25, 1977 Calgary Cowboys 2 at Houston Aeros 4 W 31-1-4 15-20-2 46-21-6
March 27, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 5 at Houston Aeros 3 L 31-2-4 15-20-2 46-22-6
March 29, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 31-2-4 16-20-2 47-22-6
March 30, 1977 Houston Aeros 0 at Edmonton Oilers 8 L 31-2-4 16-21-2 47-23-6
April 1, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 4 at Houston Aeros 5 W 32-2-4 16-21-2 48-23-6
April 3, 1977 Indianapolis Racers 7 at Houston Aeros 3 L 32-3-4 16-21-2 48-24-6
April 5, 1977 San Diego Mariners 1 at Houston Aeros 3 W 33-3-4 16-21-2 49-24-6
April 6, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at San Diego Mariners 3 W 33-3-4 17-21-2 50-24-6
April 13, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Houston Aeros 4 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 OT
April 15, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Houston Aeros 6 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 17, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at Edmonton Oilers 7 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
April 20, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Edmonton Oilers 1 W 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
April 22, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Houston Aeros 4 W 3-0-0 1-1-0 4-1-0
April 26, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Houston Aeros 3 L 3-1-0 1-1-0 4-2-0 OT
April 28, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Houston Aeros 7 W 4-1-0 1-1-0 5-2-0
April 30, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 4-1-0 1-2-0 5-3-0
May 1, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Winnipeg Jets 6 L 4-1-0 1-3-0 5-4-0
May 3, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Houston Aeros 3 W 5-1-0 1-3-0 6-4-0
May 5, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Winnipeg Jets 6 L 5-1-0 1-4-0 6-5-0


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