July 22 in Indianapolis hockey history

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Mike McNeill:  Left wing for the Ice from 1989-91. In 107 games for the Ice, he had 33 goals and 33 assists — including a 41-point season in 1989-90. He had 10 points in 14 games in the 1990 Turner Cup championship run. The Notre Dame graduate got a callup to the Blackhawks in the 1990-91 season, and was later traded to Quebec. He had 11 points in 37 games that season, and five points in 26 games for Quebec the following year. He went to the IHL in Milwaukee in 1992, and played six more years, with two 20-goal seasons in that time. He retired in 2000 after playing two years in Germany. He is currently an assistant coach at Notre Dame. A native of Winona, Minn., he is 48.

Benoit Thibert: Ice goaltender in the 1999-2000 CHL championship season. In 55 games, he had a 27-23-2 record and a 3.39 GAA with the Ice. He also started the first four playoff games that season, going 2-2. He came to the Ice after playing the previous year with WPHL Alexandria. He played two more seasons in the IHL and UHL after his tenure with the Ice, and then played senior hockey in Quebec. A native of Chateaguay, Quebec, he is 37.

Garrett Kennedy: Defenseman for the Ice in 2008-09. He had four goals and five assists in 54 games. He also had two assists in 13 games during the team’s Clark Cup championship run. He went from the Ice to a three-year career at Miami University, where he had eight points in 73 games. A native of Brighton, Mich., he is 25.

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