1977-78 Houston Aeros Roster

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 Results

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 John Gray and Andre Lacroix 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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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Scott CampbellDJune 22, 19576'3"205LToronto, ON Canada
Cam ConnorRAugust 10, 19546'2"200LWinnipeg, MB Canada
John GrayRAugust 13, 19495'10"180LLittle Current, ON Canada
Larry HaleDOctober 9, 19416'1"180LSummerland, BC Canada
Ron HansisRNovember 12, 19526'2"195RBrownsville, TX USA
Frank HughesROctober 1, 19495'10"180LFernie, BC Canada
John HughesDMarch 18, 19545'11"200LCharlottetown, PE Canada
Glen IrwinDMarch 1, 19515'11"195REdmonton, AB Canada
Andre LacroixCJune 5, 19455'8"175LLauzon, QC Canada
Don LarwayRFebruary 2, 19546'1"192ROak Lake, MB Canada
Morris LukowichLJune 1, 19565'9"170LSpeers, SK Canada
Larry LundCSeptember 9, 19406'0"190RPenticton, BC Canada
John MazurLJune 1, 19545'10"175LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Al McLeodDJune 17, 19495'11"200LMedicine Hat, AB Canada
Cleland MortsonRMarch 29, 19345'10"165RArnfield, QC Canada
Poul PopielDFebruary 28, 19435'10"170LSollested, Denmark
Rich PrestonRMay 22, 19526'0"185RRegina, SK Canada
Terry RuskowskiCDecember 31, 19545'10"178LPrince Albert, SK Canada
Wayne RutledgeGJanuary 5, 19426'2"200LBarrie, ON Canada
John SchellaDMay 9, 19476'0"180RPort Arthur, ON Canada
Ted TaylorLFebruary 25, 19426'0"175LOak Lake, MB Canada
Paul TerbencheDSeptember 16, 19455'10"170LPort Hope, ON Canada
John TonelliLMarch 23, 19576'1"200LHamilton, ON Canada
Ernie WakelyGNovember 27, 19405'11"160LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Steve WestCMarch 20, 19525'8"150LPeterborough, ON Canada
Lynn ZimmermanGJuly 13, 19425'7"155RFort Erie, ON Canada


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