April 22 in Indianapolis hockey history
1982: The Checkers take a commanding 3-0 lead in their semifinal series with Wichita in dramatic fashion with Kevin Devine scoring a power play goal with 29 seconds left to tie the game — after a successful stick measurement put the Chex on the PP — and Monty Trottier scoring at 15:16 of overtime to win it 4-3. Steve Stoyanovich tallies a goal and an assist. Neil Hawryliw assists on two goals, including the game-tying goal in the third and the game-winner in OT.
1983: The best-of-nine Adams Cup Final begins at the Coliseum with an emphatic 7-1 Checkers win over the Birmingham South Stars. Scott Howson scores two first-period goals. Red Laurence, Glen Duncan and Randy Johnston also score in the first against Warren Skorodenski. Dave Simpson adds a second-period goal and four assists. Gord Dineen scores 22 seconds into the third.
1987: The Checkers beat Fort Wayne 4-2 at Market Square Arena to even their first-round playoff series at 2-2. Sean Toomey scores two goals and adds an assist. Ron Handy and Allen Tarasuk score two goals in 18 seconds midway through the second to give the Checkers a 3-1 lead. Mike Zanier stops 28 shots in net for the win. It would be the Checkers’ last-ever win.
1993: The Ice return to Market Square Arena for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal, beating Atlanta 5-3. Karl Dykhuis has a goal and an assist, and Tony Horacek scores twice in a four-goal third period rally. Alex Andrievski’s power play goal at 9:08 of the third turns out to be the winner. Ray LeBlanc makes 24 saves, but the Ice still trail 2-1 in the series. They rally from a 3-1 deficit in the game, forged when the Knights scored two goals 14 seconds apart in the first 32 seconds of the second period.
2011: Green Bay beats the Ice 3-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal, scoring two goals late in the third period. Peter Schneider opens the scoring for the Ice. Indiana falls behind 2-0 in the best-of-5 series.
Happy birthday to …
Jack Hewson: Right wing who played for the Capitals for parts of two seasons in 1944-46. He had 14 goals and 20 assists in 54 games in 1944-45, and was traded to New Haven partway through the following season, in which he played 27 total games. His six-season career spanned 1941-49, in four different minor pro leagues. A native of Brantford, Ontario, he was born in 1921.
Mike Barron: Defenseman who played 24 games for the Checkers as a rookie out of Boston College in 1986-87. He had one goal and three assists in Indy. He also played nine games in Britain that year, with 49 points in those games. That was his lone pro season. A native of Braintree, Mass., he is 52.
Marc Dupuis: Defenseman who played 87 games for the Ice over two seasons: as a rookie in 1996-97 and again in 1998-99. He had four goals and 20 assists for the Ice. The Blackhawks’ fifth-round pick in 1994, Dupuis played six pro seasons in the IHL, AHL, ECHL, WPHL, UHL and CHL, and later in the Quebec Senior Hockey circuit. A native of Cornwall, Ontario — where he was inducted into the city’s sports Hall of Fame in 2012 — he is 40.
Jason Carriere: Left wing who played 18 games for the Ice in their inaugural CHL season of 1999-2000. He had one assist. He played five professional seasons in the WCHL, SHL, CHL and ECHL with 13 different teams. A native of Calgary, Alberta, he is 42.
Tyler Andrew: Indiana Ice forward in 2013-14 who tallied 10 goals and 14 assists in 47 games in his first USHL season. He recently completed his sophomore year at Ferris State, where he identical 3-5-8 seasons his first two years. A native of Bethel Park, Penn., he is 22.