1977-78
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IHL                         GP  W   L   T Pts  GF  GA
North									 
Saginaw Gears               80 40  28  12  92 360 278
Kalamazoo Wings             80 35  31  14  84 315 288
Flint Generals              80 36  34  10  82 364 381
Port Huron Flags            80 33  32  15  81 322 331
Muskegon Mohawks            80 27  42  11  65 290 322
South
Fort Wayne Komets           80 40  23  17  97 305 287
Toledo Goaldiggers Turner Cup Champs       80 34  28  18  86 331 316
Milwaukee Admirals          80 27  38  15  69 257 299
Dayton/Grand Rapids Owls    80 27  43  10  64 290 332
Dayton moved to Grand Rapids on December 15

First IHL season for the Admirals
The USHL eventually became an amateur junior hockey league (still in existence).

Playoffs - Lost to (eventual champions) Toledo 4-1
April 12 Milwaukee 4 at Toledo 6
April 14 Milwaukee 0 at Toledo 5
April 15 Toledo 4 at Milwaukee 1
April 17 Toledo 2 at Milwaukee 3
April 19 Milwaukee 2 at Toledo 6

Admirals were affiliated by Philadelphia and Buffalo.

General Manager
Bill Chimo
Coach
Gene Ubriaco
Trainers
Howie Larson, Dick Langley, Tom McShane, Larry Ness
 # Player Name              GP   G   A  Pts  PIM
27 Danny Lecours            70  48  35   83   97
11 Jean Trottier            77  25  52   77   31
 7 Yves Preston             80  37  37   74   51
 8 Rich Kramp               70  21  28   49   80
 5 Al MacKenzie             69  14  31   45  114
16 Gary Morrison            76  21  21   42  203
25 Michel Lachance          74  19  23   42  210
17 William "Buzz" Schneider 56  16  13   29   29
 2 Danny Clark              67   7  18   25  245
 6 Guy Dupuis               27  11  12   23    2
 4 Pierre Allard            79   3  14   17  126
18 Alain Myette             40   2  14   16   29
21 John Sheridan            26   4  11   15    6
12 Rene Hamelin             79   7   7   14  322
   Dan O'Driscoll           11   3  10   13    2
21 Brian McKenzie           15   2   9   11    6
10 Clint Eccles             42   2   8   10   41
 6 Bob Sauve                 8   4   5    9   12
   Bernie Harbec            13   2   7    9    4
14 Dave Hynek               22   2   5    7   28
30 Rich Sirois (G)          53   0   6    6   82
 2 Dan Nelson                8   0   5    5    2
   Barry Duench             11   2   2    4    0
 8 Dan Kennedy               5   1   3    4   10
35 Pete Peeters (G)         32   0   4    4   14
   Chick Balon              16   0   3    3   18
   Ray Tonelli               5   2   0    2    0
 3 Don Lemieux              14   1   1    2    6
   Mike Hoberg               3   0   2    2    2
   Dan Desjardins            1   1   0    1    2
   Tony Hinschberger         3   0   1    1    0
   Jean Belisle (G)          1   0   1    1    0
   Bruce Hamilton            9   0   1    1    7
   Jim Smith                 1   0   0    0    0
   Yves Guillemette (G)      1   0   0    0    0
   Mike Dibble (G)           1   0   0    0    0
12 Ray Kurpis                2   0   0    0    0
   Mike Korney               3   0   0    0    2
   Ron Roscoe                7   0   0    0   10
   Dave Klingbell            8   0   0    0   51
35 Jim Weaver (G)           10   0   0    0    0
   Bob Purpur               (played in one playoff game)
   Totals                      255 386  641 1834
note - Rich Kramp may have also worn #15 and 17
Rene Hamelin also wore #18
These 6 guys were on the opening night roster, but I have no proof that they played
 3 Peter MacKenzie (played 2 games in the AHL with Nova Scotia)
14 Bill Beauchamp (played 6 games the prior season in Dayton and Columbus)
15 Greg Wymer (played 41 games in Long Beach - PHL)
17 Don Madson (returned to Milwaukee next year, was in USHL this season)
18 Tom Rhody (no idea)
35 Daniel Pepin (G) (played with Milwaukee last season)

Goalie            GP  Min  GA   GAA  W  L T  Svs   Pct EN SO
Jean Belisle       1   11   0  0.00  0  0 1   13 1.000  0  0
Pete Peeters      33 1698  92  3.25 12 10 7 1037 0.919  2  1
Rich Sirois       53 2640 165  3.75 11 23 7 1388 0.894  4  0
Mike Dibble        1   32   2  3.75  0  1 0   14 0.875  0  0
Jim Weaver        10  387  30  4.65  4  4 0  248 0.892  0  0
Yves Guillemette   1   22   4 10.91  0  0 0   25 0.862  0  0
All Stars
Michel Lachance - First Team
Yves Preston - Second Team
Lachance won the IHL's Outstanding Defenseman trophy

- Pierre Allard scored the first IHL goal for the Admirals on October 21 vs. Muskegon
- Pete Peeters recorded the first shutout in the IHL by the Admirals on December 11.
- The following season, the first ever Admiral players to advance their career to play in the NHL were Pete Peeters, Michel Lachance, Yves Preston, and Danny Clark