1977-78 Houston Aeros Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 42-34-4 - 88 points
Finishing 3rd in the WHA
Postseason: 2-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Quebec Nordiques 4-2
Coach: Bill Dineen (42-34-4)
Location: Houston, Texas
1977-78 Houston Aeros Statistics
1977-78 Houston Aeros Roster

The Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 42 wins and 34 losses and 4 ties for 88 points, finishing third in the WHA. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

The Aeros netted 296 goals and allowed 302. Morris Lukowich scored 40 goals for Houston, while Andre Lacroix and John Gray tallied 30 or more also. Andre Lacroix contributed 77 assists. Ernie Wakely earned 28 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.24 goals against average, leading goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Bill Dineen coached the team. The 1977-78 Houston Aeros lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 319
Regular Season Goals Against: 340

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1977 New England Whalers 3 at Houston Aeros 0 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
October 14, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Birmingham Bulls 5 L 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0
October 15, 1977 Indianapolis Racers 1 at Houston Aeros 5 W 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
October 21, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 5 at Houston Aeros 6 W 2-1-0 0-1-0 2-2-0
October 26, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 7 at Houston Aeros 8 W 3-1-0 0-1-0 3-2-0 OT
October 29, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at New England Whalers 7 L 3-1-0 0-2-0 3-3-0
October 30, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Quebec Nordiques 5 L 3-1-0 0-3-0 3-4-0
November 1, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Indianapolis Racers 6 L 3-1-0 0-4-0 3-5-0
November 2, 1977 Birmingham Bulls 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 4-1-0 0-4-0 4-5-0
November 4, 1977 Quebec Nordiques 7 at Houston Aeros 6 L 4-2-0 0-4-0 4-6-0
November 6, 1977 Houston Aeros 1 at Edmonton Oilers 7 L 4-2-0 0-5-0 4-7-0
November 9, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 4-2-0 0-6-0 4-8-0
November 11, 1977 Indianapolis Racers 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 5-2-0 0-6-0 5-8-0
November 18, 1977 Quebec Nordiques 5 at Houston Aeros 6 W 6-2-0 0-6-0 6-8-0
November 19, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Birmingham Bulls 4 L 6-2-0 0-7-0 6-9-0
November 23, 1977 Birmingham Bulls 0 at Houston Aeros 3 W 7-2-0 0-7-0 7-9-0
November 25, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 1 at Houston Aeros 3 W 8-2-0 0-7-0 8-9-0
November 30, 1977 New England Whalers 3 at Houston Aeros 3 T 8-2-1 0-7-0 8-9-1 OT
December 2, 1977 Indianapolis Racers 4 at Houston Aeros 2 L 8-3-1 0-7-0 8-10-1
December 4, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Cincinnati Stingers 2 W 8-3-1 1-7-0 9-10-1
December 6, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Quebec Nordiques 4 L 8-3-1 1-8-0 9-11-1 OT
December 7, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 8-3-1 1-9-0 9-12-1
December 9, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at Indianapolis Racers 3 W 8-3-1 2-9-0 10-12-1
December 9, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 8-3-1 3-9-0 11-12-1
December 11, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2 W 8-3-1 4-9-0 12-12-1
December 13, 1977 Birmingham Bulls 5 at Houston Aeros 3 L 8-4-1 4-9-0 12-13-1
December 14, 1977 Houston Aeros 1 at Edmonton Oilers 6 L 8-4-1 4-10-0 12-14-1
December 14, 1977 Houston Aeros 2 at New England Whalers 7 L 8-4-1 4-11-0 12-15-1
December 15, 1977 Houston Aeros 3 at Indianapolis Racers 3 T 8-4-1 4-11-1 12-15-2 OT
December 18, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Indianapolis Racers 3 W 8-4-1 5-11-1 13-15-2
December 18, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Houston Aeros 3 W 9-4-1 5-11-1 14-15-2
December 18, 1977 Czechoslovakia 2 at Houston Aeros 3 W 10-4-1 5-11-1 15-15-2
December 20, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at Cincinnati Stingers 5 T 10-4-1 5-11-2 15-15-3 OT
December 20, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Houston Aeros 6 W 11-4-1 5-11-2 16-15-3
December 21, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Houston Aeros 3 L 11-5-1 5-11-2 16-16-3
December 23, 1977 Soviet All Stars 6 at Houston Aeros 2 L 11-6-1 5-11-2 16-17-3
December 23, 1977 New England Whalers 6 at Houston Aeros 2 L 11-7-1 5-11-2 16-18-3
December 26, 1977 Houston Aeros 1 at Birmingham Bulls 6 L 11-7-1 5-12-2 16-19-3
December 29, 1977 Houston Aeros 7 at Indianapolis Racers 1 W 11-7-1 6-12-2 17-19-3
December 30, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 5 at Houston Aeros 5 T 11-7-2 6-12-2 17-19-4 OT
January 1, 1978 Houston Aeros 2 at Edmonton Oilers 1 W 11-7-2 7-12-2 18-19-4
January 4, 1978 Houston Aeros 3 at Cincinnati Stingers 5 L 11-7-2 7-13-2 18-20-4
January 6, 1978 Houston Aeros 4 at Birmingham Bulls 6 L 11-7-2 7-14-2 18-21-4
January 7, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 2 at Houston Aeros 1 L 11-8-2 7-14-2 18-22-4 OT
January 8, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Houston Aeros 2 L 11-9-2 7-14-2 18-23-4
January 13, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Houston Aeros 3 W 12-9-2 7-14-2 19-23-4
January 14, 1978 Houston Aeros 5 at New England Whalers 4 W 12-9-2 8-14-2 20-23-4 OT
January 20, 1978 Houston Aeros 4 at Indianapolis Racers 3 W 12-9-2 9-14-2 21-23-4
January 21, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 2 at Houston Aeros 5 W 13-9-2 9-14-2 22-23-4
January 22, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 2 at Houston Aeros 4 W 14-9-2 9-14-2 23-23-4
January 24, 1978 Houston Aeros 6 at Quebec Nordiques 5 W 14-9-2 10-14-2 24-23-4
January 26, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 1 at Houston Aeros 2 W 15-9-2 10-14-2 25-23-4 OT
January 28, 1978 New England Whalers 3 at Houston Aeros 0 L 15-10-2 10-14-2 25-24-4
January 29, 1978 New England Whalers 4 at Houston Aeros 6 W 16-10-2 10-14-2 26-24-4
January 31, 1978 Houston Aeros 4 at Birmingham Bulls 2 W 16-10-2 11-14-2 27-24-4
February 3, 1978 Houston Aeros 0 at Cincinnati Stingers 1 L 16-10-2 11-15-2 27-25-4
February 4, 1978 New England Whalers 4 at Houston Aeros 5 W 17-10-2 11-15-2 28-25-4
February 9, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Houston Aeros 2 W 18-10-2 11-15-2 29-25-4
February 11, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Houston Aeros 8 W 19-10-2 11-15-2 30-25-4
February 12, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 6 at Houston Aeros 5 L 19-11-2 11-15-2 30-26-4
February 15, 1978 Houston Aeros 5 at Cincinnati Stingers 2 W 19-11-2 12-15-2 31-26-4
February 16, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 5 at Houston Aeros 2 L 19-12-2 12-15-2 31-27-4
February 17, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 4 at Houston Aeros 3 L 19-13-2 12-15-2 31-28-4 OT
February 18, 1978 Houston Aeros 3 at Birmingham Bulls 2 W 19-13-2 13-15-2 32-28-4
February 22, 1978 Houston Aeros 6 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 19-13-2 14-15-2 33-28-4
February 24, 1978 Houston Aeros 4 at Edmonton Oilers 5 L 19-13-2 14-16-2 33-29-4 OT
February 26, 1978 Houston Aeros 6 at Winnipeg Jets 9 L 19-13-2 14-17-2 33-30-4
February 28, 1978 Houston Aeros 2 at Quebec Nordiques 5 L 19-13-2 14-18-2 33-31-4
March 1, 1978 Houston Aeros 1 at Indianapolis Racers 5 L 19-13-2 14-19-2 33-32-4
March 3, 1978 Houston Aeros 3 at New England Whalers 2 W 19-13-2 15-19-2 34-32-4 OT
March 4, 1978 Houston Aeros 3 at Quebec Nordiques 3 T 19-13-2 15-19-3 34-32-5 OT
March 5, 1978 Houston Aeros 4 at Winnipeg Jets 3 W 19-13-2 16-19-3 35-32-5
March 7, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Houston Aeros 4 W 20-13-2 16-19-3 36-32-5
March 9, 1978 New England Whalers 4 at Houston Aeros 6 W 21-13-2 16-19-3 37-32-5
March 11, 1978 Houston Aeros 2 at Indianapolis Racers 4 L 21-13-2 16-20-3 37-33-5
March 12, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 3 at Houston Aeros 6 W 22-13-2 16-20-3 38-33-5
March 17, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 3 at Houston Aeros 2 L 22-14-2 16-20-3 38-34-5
March 22, 1978 Houston Aeros 2 at Cincinnati Stingers 9 L 22-14-2 16-21-3 38-35-5
March 24, 1978 Houston Aeros 1 at New England Whalers 0 W 22-14-2 17-21-3 39-35-5
March 25, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Houston Aeros 4 W 23-14-2 17-21-3 40-35-5 OT
March 28, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Houston Aeros 5 W 24-14-2 17-21-3 41-35-5
March 30, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Houston Aeros 5 W 25-14-2 17-21-3 42-35-5
April 2, 1978 Houston Aeros 1 at Quebec Nordiques 7 L 25-14-2 17-22-3 42-36-5
April 3, 1978 Houston Aeros 6 at New England Whalers 8 L 25-14-2 17-23-3 42-37-5
April 4, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Houston Aeros 6 W 26-14-2 17-23-3 43-37-5
April 7, 1978 Houston Aeros 3 at Birmingham Bulls 5 L 26-14-2 17-24-3 43-38-5
April 8, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 4 at Houston Aeros 5 W 27-14-2 17-24-3 44-38-5
April 9, 1978 Houston Aeros 5 at Winnipeg Jets 4 W 27-14-2 18-24-3 45-38-5
April 16, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Houston Aeros 4 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 OT
April 18, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 5 at Houston Aeros 4 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 OT
April 20, 1978 Houston Aeros 1 at Quebec Nordiques 5 L 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
April 21, 1978 Houston Aeros 0 at Quebec Nordiques 3 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
April 23, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 2 at Houston Aeros 5 W 2-1-0 0-2-0 2-3-0
April 25, 1978 Houston Aeros 2 at Quebec Nordiques 11 L 2-1-0 0-3-0 2-4-0


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