1974–75 WHA season

The 1974-75 WHA season was the third season of the now defunct World Hockey Association. Fourteen teams each played 78 games.

Regular season

The WHA expanded by adding the Indianapolis Racers and Phoenix Roadrunners, and splitting into 3 divisions (Western, Eastern, and Canadian). The top two teams in each division qualified for the playoffs along with the two next best teams overall. Prior to the season, Southern California welcomed the New Jersey Knights, who moved to San Diego and became the Mariners, and said goodbye to the Los Angeles Sharks, who moved to Detroit and became the Michigan Stags. Midway through the season, the Stags moved to Baltimore and became the Blades; they folded for good after the season. Chicago also folded at season's end.

Final standings

coring leaders

Andre Lacroix of the San Diego Mariners led the league in scoring with 41 goals and 106 assists for 147 points.

All-Star game

At Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, the West defeated the East 6-4.

Avco World Trophy playoffs

Eight teams qualified for the playoffs; the top two teams in each division and the next two teams with the highest point totals. The teams were then pooled together, according to point totals, to determine quarter-final match-ups. The three division winners were guaranteed the top three seeds, according to their point totals.

Quarterfinals

* #1 Houston 4 #8 Cleveland 1
* #2 Quebec 4 #7 Phoenix 1
* #6 Minnesota 4 #3 New England 2
* #4 San Diego 4 #5 Toronto 2

emifinals

*Houston 4 San Diego 0
*Quebec 4 Minnesota 2

Avco World Trophy finals

*Houston 4 Quebec 0

WHA awards

ee also

*1974 Summit Series
*1974 WHA Amateur Draft
*List of NHL seasons
*List of pre-NHL seasons
*1974 in sports
*1975 in sports

References

* [http://www.geocities.com/Pipeline/5206/standings.html]


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