1977-78 Houston Aeros Statistics

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 Roster
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 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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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Andre LacroixC78367711357870000019318.7
Morris LukowichL8040357513113130000019920.1
Terry RuskowskiC781557721701330100014410.4
John TonelliL652341641031350000014615.8
Don LarwayR6924355952150000017613.6
John GrayR77352358801560000015123.2
Rich PrestonR7325255052370300021311.7
Cam ConnorR68211637217400000015213.8
Scott CampbellD7582937116101000001137.1
Poul PopielD806313753-61010001264.8
Steve WestC711121322340000006018.3
John SchellaD6392029125-24000001396.5
John HughesD793252813020100000624.8
Larry LundC769172636-221000006015.0
Al McLeodD80222245418000000852.4
Ron HansisR78139225101000006221.0
Ted TaylorL541111224681010007414.9
Larry HaleD56211132240000001612.5
Frank HughesR113252-100000002910.3
Ernie WakelyG51044200000000
Cleland MortsonR60117-100000020.0
Glen IrwinD3000000000000
John MazurL10000-10000000
Wayne RutledgeG12000200000000
Lynn ZimmermanG20000400000000
Totals14042965128081535925606000220213.4


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Ernie Wakely51307028184321663.2416081442.897
Lynn Zimmerman201166109020844.32641557.869
Wayne Rutledge1263447000474.45360313.869
Totals83487042344522973.6629062609.898

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Andre LacroixC62240-4000000
Morris LukowichL612317-3000000
Terry RuskowskiC41125-1000000
John TonelliL61348-4000000
Don LarwayR61234-3000000
John GrayR6033102000000
Cam ConnorR2101221000000
Scott CampbellD61128-2000010
Poul PopielD6022134000000
Steve WestC610102000000
John SchellaD601133-8000000
John HughesD611262000000
Larry LundC60222-1000000
Al McLeodD61012-9000000
Ron HansisR611240000000
Ted TaylorL6314102000010
Cleland MortsonR201101000000
Wayne RutledgeG300020000000
Paul TerbencheD611200000000
Lynn ZimmermanG400060000000
Totals105162440152-21000020

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Lynn Zimmerman423912000215.270
Wayne Rutledge31311200083.660
Totals737024000294.700


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