1996-97 Buffalo Blizzard Statistics

National Professional Soccer League (NPSL)
Team Record: 21-19
in the NPSL's North Division
Postseason: 0-2
Lost Conference Semifinal
Coach: Gary Hindley (16-16)
Coach: Jim May (5-3)
Location: Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 159,472, Avg. 7,974 in 20 home dates
1996-97 Buffalo Blizzard Roster

The Buffalo Blizzard of the National Professional Soccer League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 21 wins and 19 losses in the NPSL's North Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

Buffalo netted 278 goals and conceded 237. Doug Miller scored 53 goals for the Blizzard, while Andrew Crawford, Gino DiFlorio, Randy Pikuzinski, Rudy Pikuzinski and Marco Rizi each tallied fifteen or more, too. Randy Pikuzinski recorded 49 assists. Pat Harrington topped the squad with 14 wins and a team-best 4.79 goals against average, pacing goalkeepers with enough qualifying appearances.

Gary Hindley and Jim May coached the team. The 1996-97 Buffalo Blizzard lost in the Conference Semifinal.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG OTG FC BL Shts S%
Gino DiFlorioF2937337043100281020318.2
Randy PikuzinskiF38214970211020653713016.2
Doug MillerF32531568246160531821225.0
Andrew Crawford40462268206230343515928.9
Rudy PikuzinskiF39382967354020624013428.4
Mauro BielloF221411252101042175525.5
Marco RiziD381752236003169517522.7
Rene RivasD331372011000069245623.2
Michael CollinsD,M2276132100030144316.3
Steve KinseyF15210120000097336.1
Andrew McKayM2774112011028103420.6
David BanksD29561116002048362619.2
Fuseini DaudaD2747112200008227419.8
Grant NeedhamF214480001013101330.8
Chuck CoddD405168000076532321.7
Pat HarringtonG250661100002140.0
Lenin SteenkampF13213140000266385.3
Ted Lesh1120200000831118.2
Chris Fox191010000086250.0
Dino PerriGK401100000100
Brian AshtonM5011000002010.0
Mark SimpsonGK13011000000010.0
Bench0000150000000
Ryan Levesque100000000000
Kevin O'Neil300000000100
John HowardGK12000000000010.0
Totals558278219497243225211756405129521.5


Goalkeepers:

Player GP Min W L GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Mauro Biello10:380000.0000
Doug Miller20:090000.0000
Rudy Pikuzinski10:020000.0000
Marco Rizi10:040000.0000
Andrew Crawford10:510000.0000
Michael Collins11:180000.0000
Pat Harrington251416:141491134.79415302.728
Mark Simpson13625:5355696.61198129.652
Dino Perri4145:5002208.235333.623
John Howard12215:3323318.637544.587
Randy Pikuzinski1123:2500410.2595.556
Totals722429:5721192375.85750513.684

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG OTG FC BL Shts S%
Gino DiFlorioF21122000050911.1
Randy PikuzinskiF21230000052250.0
Doug MillerF21120000030119.1
Andrew Crawford22020000022540.0
Rudy PikuzinskiF22130000042922.2
Mauro BielloF2000000001010.0
Marco RiziD2000000005410.0
Rene RivasD211200000 61520.0
Michael CollinsD,M221310000042366.7
Andrew McKayM100000000000
David BanksD210100000221100.0
Grant NeedhamF200020000100
Chuck CoddD100000000 000
Pat HarringtonG100000000000
Lenin SteenkampF201120000 5170.0
Mark SimpsonGK100000000 000
Bench000020000000
Totals281181918000043165420.4

Postseason - Goalkeepers:

Player GP Min W L GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Gino DiFlorio10:0200000
Pat Harrington157:260199.47145.357
Mark Simpson159:450166.101812.667
Randy Pikuzinski22:470000.0000
Totals5120:0002157.503217.531