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Cleveland Crusaders

1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-32-9 - 83 points
Finished 3rd in the WHA's East Division

Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals

Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Toronto Toros 4-1

Coach: Bill Needham (37-32-9)

1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Roster
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics

The Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 37 wins, 32 losses and 9 ties for 83 points, finishing third in the WHA's East Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 1-4. Bill Needham coached the team. The 1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

Regular Season Goals For: 266
Regular Season Goals Against: 264

DateGameResHomeRoadRecord
October 6, 1973New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 2T0-0-10-0-00-0-1OT
October 13, 1973Quebec Nordiques 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 6W1-0-10-0-01-0-1
October 14, 1973Chicago Cougars 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3W2-0-10-0-02-0-1OT
October 20, 1973Toronto Toros 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 6W3-0-10-0-03-0-1
October 21, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Houston Aeros 0W3-0-11-0-04-0-1
October 23, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Los Angeles Sharks 4L3-0-11-1-04-1-1
October 26, 1973Los Angeles Sharks 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 3W4-0-11-1-05-1-1
October 27, 1973Houston Aeros 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 2T4-0-21-1-05-1-2OT
October 31, 1973Winnipeg Jets 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 6W5-0-21-1-06-1-2
November 3, 1973Chicago Cougars 7 at Cleveland Crusaders 4L5-1-21-1-06-2-2
November 4, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 5 at New England Whalers 7L5-1-21-2-06-3-2
November 10, 1973Winnipeg Jets 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 4W6-1-21-2-07-3-2
November 11, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 6L6-1-21-3-07-4-2
November 13, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Chicago Cougars 2W6-1-22-3-08-4-2
November 16, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Los Angeles Sharks 3W6-1-23-3-09-4-2OT
November 18, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Vancouver Blazers 8L6-1-23-4-09-5-2
November 20, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Edmonton Oilers 5L6-1-23-5-09-6-2
November 21, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Winnipeg Jets 6L6-1-23-6-09-7-2
November 23, 1973Quebec Nordiques 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 2L6-2-23-6-09-8-2
November 24, 1973Toronto Toros 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 2W7-2-23-6-010-8-2
November 29, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Quebec Nordiques 4T7-2-23-6-110-8-3OT
December 1, 1973Edmonton Oilers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 4W8-2-23-6-111-8-3
December 2, 1973Edmonton Oilers 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 3W9-2-23-6-112-8-3
December 6, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 3L9-2-23-7-112-9-3
December 8, 1973New England Whalers 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 2W10-2-23-7-113-9-3OT
December 9, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New England Whalers 3L10-2-23-8-113-10-3
December 12, 1973New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 2L10-3-23-8-113-11-3
December 13, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Toronto Toros 3L10-3-23-9-113-12-3
December 15, 1973Toronto Toros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 4W11-3-23-9-114-12-3
December 16, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Houston Aeros 2T11-3-23-9-214-12-4OT
December 22, 1973Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 2W12-3-23-9-215-12-4
December 23, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 2W12-3-24-9-216-12-4
December 26, 1973Vancouver Blazers 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 3L12-4-24-9-216-13-4
December 27, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Quebec Nordiques 4L12-4-24-10-216-14-4
December 29, 1973New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 3W13-4-24-10-217-14-4
December 30, 1973Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 6L13-4-24-11-217-15-4
January 1, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 0 at Toronto Toros 3L13-4-24-12-217-16-4
January 5, 1974New England Whalers 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 1W14-4-24-12-218-16-4
January 6, 1974Vancouver Blazers 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 11W15-4-24-12-219-16-4
January 8, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 0 at Chicago Cougars 0T15-4-24-12-319-16-5OT
January 12, 1974Los Angeles Sharks 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 5W16-4-24-12-320-16-5
January 13, 1974Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 4W17-4-24-12-321-16-5
January 18, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Winnipeg Jets 7L17-4-24-13-321-17-5
January 20, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Edmonton Oilers 5L17-4-24-14-321-18-5
January 23, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Vancouver Blazers 6L17-4-24-15-321-19-5
January 24, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Toronto Toros 3W17-4-25-15-322-19-5
January 26, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 0 at New England Whalers 4L17-4-25-16-322-20-5
January 27, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Quebec Nordiques 4L17-4-25-17-322-21-5
January 30, 1974Houston Aeros 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 5W18-4-25-17-323-21-5
February 2, 1974Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 2L18-5-25-17-323-22-5
February 3, 1974New England Whalers 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 3W19-5-25-17-324-22-5
February 5, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4L19-5-25-18-324-23-5
February 8, 1974New England Whalers 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 2L19-6-25-18-324-24-5
February 9, 1974Toronto Toros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 4W20-6-25-18-325-24-5
February 15, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 6L20-6-25-19-325-25-5
February 16, 1974Quebec Nordiques 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 5W21-6-25-19-326-25-5
February 17, 1974Chicago Cougars 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 6W22-6-25-19-327-25-5
February 19, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Quebec Nordiques 6L22-6-25-20-327-26-5OT
February 23, 1974Vancouver Blazers 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 7W23-6-25-20-328-26-5
February 24, 1974Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 1L23-7-25-20-328-27-5
February 28, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 6 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 6T23-7-25-20-428-27-6OT
March 1, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Chicago Cougars 7L23-7-25-21-428-28-6
March 3, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Edmonton Oilers 3T23-7-25-21-528-28-7OT
March 5, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 6 at Los Angeles Sharks 3W23-7-26-21-529-28-7
March 7, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Vancouver Blazers 2W23-7-27-21-530-28-7
March 8, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Winnipeg Jets 1W23-7-28-21-531-28-7
March 10, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Toronto Toros 8L23-7-28-22-531-29-7
March 13, 1974Winnipeg Jets 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 4W24-7-28-22-532-29-7
March 16, 1974New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 4T24-7-38-22-532-29-8OT
March 17, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Houston Aeros 4L24-7-38-23-532-30-8
March 19, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 7 at Chicago Cougars 4W24-7-39-23-533-30-8
March 20, 1974Houston Aeros 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 4L24-8-39-23-533-31-8
March 23, 1974Edmonton Oilers 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 3W25-8-39-23-534-31-8
March 24, 1974Chicago Cougars 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 3T25-8-49-23-534-31-9OT
March 27, 1974Quebec Nordiques 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 5W26-8-49-23-535-31-9OT
March 28, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New England Whalers 3L26-8-49-24-535-32-9
March 30, 1974Los Angeles Sharks 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 5W27-8-49-24-536-32-9OT
March 31, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 4 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 2W27-8-410-24-537-32-9
April 7, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 0 at Toronto Toros 4L0-0-00-1-00-1-0
April 9, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Toronto Toros 4L0-0-00-2-00-2-0
April 12, 1974Toronto Toros 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 2L0-1-00-2-00-3-0
April 13, 1974Toronto Toros 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3W1-1-00-2-01-3-0OT
April 15, 1974Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Toronto Toros 4L1-1-00-3-01-4-0