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Cleveland Crusaders

1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Roster

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 Statistics
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Game-by-Game Results

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.


PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightS/CHometown
Ray AdduonoCJanuary 21, 19475'9"160LFort William, ON Canada
Paul AndreaRWJuly 31, 19415'10"174LNorth Sydney, NS Canada
Doug BrindleyCJune 8, 19496'1"175LWalkerton, ON Canada
Ron BuchananCNovember 15, 19446'3"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Brad BuetowDOctober 28, 19506'3"195LSt. Paul, MN USA
Gerry CheeversGDecember 7, 19405'11"185LSt. Catharines, ON Canada
Ray ClearwaterDNovember 10, 19425'11"175LWinnipeg, MB Canada
Norm CournoyerCMarch 17, 19515'10"170LDrummondville, QC Canada
Tom EdurDNovember 18, 19546'1"185RToronto, ON Canada
Grant EricksonLWApril 28, 19475'9"165LPierceland, SK Canada
Bill HeindlLWMay 13, 19465'10"175LSherbrooke, QC Canada
Larry HillmanDFebruary 5, 19376'0"185LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Wayne HillmanDNovember 13, 19386'1"205LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Ted HodgsonRWJune 30, 19455'11"185RHobbema, AB Canada
Ralph HopiavouriDJuly 15, 19516'1"185RKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Gary JarrettLWSeptember 3, 19425'8"170LToronto, ON Canada
Skip KrakeCOctober 14, 19435'11"170RNorth Battleford, SK Canada
Jim McMastersDSeptember 20, 19525'10"195LHigh River, AB Canada
Ron MorganLWMay 25, 19515'11"190LToronto, ON Canada
Wayne MuloinDDecember 24, 19415'8"175LDryden, ON Canada
Robbie NealeCApril 17, 19536'0"185LBrandon, MB Canada
Gerry PinderRWSeptember 15, 19485'8"165RSaskatoon, SK Canada
Rich PumpleLWFebruary 11, 19486'3"200LKirkland Lake, ON Canada
Glen ShirtonDJuly 15, 19475'10"175RBarrie, ON Canada
Paul ShmyrDJanuary 28, 19465'11"170LCudworth, SK Canada
Russ WalkerRWMay 24, 19536'2"185RRed Deer, AB Canada
Ron WardCSeptember 12, 19445'11"175RCornwall, ON Canada
Bob WhiddenGJuly 27, 19465'10"165RSudbury, ON Canada
Jim WisteCFebruary 18, 19465'10"185LMoose Jaw, SK Canada
Bill YoungLWJuly 5, 19476'1"195LSt. Catharines, ON Canada