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1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Roster

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-35-6 - 80 points
Finishing 3rd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 2-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-2
Coach: Terry Slater (37-35-6)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Statistics
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Results

The Los Angeles Sharks of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 37 wins and 35 losses and 6 ties for 80 points, finishing third in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

The Sharks potted 259 goals and allowed 250. Gary Veneruzzo scored 43 goals for Los Angeles, while J.P. LeBlanc contributed 50 assists. George Gardner topped the squad with 19 wins, plus Russ Gillow added 15 or more wins, too. Russ Gillow recorded a 2.91 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Terry Slater coached the team. The 1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
Mike ByersR5'10"185RToronto, ON Canada
Bart CrashleyD6'0"180RToronto, ON Canada
George GardnerG5'8"165LLachine, QC Canada
Russ GillowG5'10"165LHespeler, ON Canada
Tom GilmoreL5'11"190LFlin Flon, MB Canada
Howie HeggedalL6'0"185LLethbridge, AB Canada
Earl HeiskalaL6'0"185LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Mike HyndmanR6'1"205RQuebec City, QC Canada
Mike JakuboC6'0"190LSudbury, ON Canada
Bob JonesL6'1"185LEspanola, ON Canada
Jarda KrupickaR5'9"165RBrno, Czech Republic
J.P. LeBlancC5'10"170LSouth Durham, QC Canada
Bernie MacNeilL5'11"190LSudbury, ON Canada
Ralph MacSweynD5'11"190RHawkesbury, ON Canada
Larry MavetyD5'11"185RWoodstock, ON Canada
Ted McCaskillC6'1"195LKapuskasing, ON Canada
Jim NiekampD6'1"185RDetroit, MI USA
Gerry OdrowskiD5'10"185LTrout Creek, ON Canada
Bob PerreaultG5'8"170LThree Rivers, QC Canada
Tom ServissC5'10"185RMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Peter SlaterR5'9"170RRenfrew, ON Canada
Fred SpeckC5'9"160LThorold, ON Canada
Steve SutherlandL5'11"172LNoranda, QC Canada
Joe SzuraC6'3"185LFort William, ON Canada
Gary VeneruzzoL5'8"165LFort William, ON Canada
Jim WatsonD6'2"186LMalartic, QC Canada
Alton WhiteR5'9"175RAmherst, NS Canada
Bill YoungL6'1"195LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Jerry ZrymiakD6'1"195RRegina, SK Canada



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