November 1 in Indianapolis hockey history
1942: The Capitals have a thrilling home opener as they beat the Washington Lions 9-1 in front of 7,131 at the Coliseum. Joe Fisher and Bill Thomson score two goals each, Cliff Simpson has a goal and two assists and Les Douglas a goal and an assist in the win. Fisher and Adam Brown score goals 28 seconds apart in the win.
1945: Steve Wochy and Rollie Rossignol each tally hat tricks as the Capitals beat Buffalo 11-2. It’s the first double-hat trick in Capitals history.
1947: Fern Gauthier and Cliff Simpson have two goals and two assists each as the Caps beat the Hershey Bears 6-4.
1951: The Capitals fall 3-1 to Cincinnati at the Coliseum, with Vic Stasiuk scoring the lone goal. Stasiuk is called up to the Red Wings after the game, where he would have a 745-game NHL career, winning the Stanley Cup in 1952 and 1955. He had seven goals in eight games with the Caps. Johnny Wilson came to the Caps in exchange.
1991: Rob Conn and Trevor Dam score 31 seconds apart in the first period to give the Ice an early 2-0 lead in Milwaukee. Jeff Sirkka’s game-tying goal midway through the third sends the game to a shootout, which is ended when Sean Williams scores the only goal in the final round for a 6-5 win. Paul Gillis scores two goals for the Ice.
1992: For the second time in as many nights, the Ice rally from a third-period deficit. This time, they trailed Peoria 4-1 midway through the second, but goals by Tony Hrkac and Kevin St. Jacques drew them closer. Sergei Krivokrasov scored at 6:45 of the third, and then Zac Boyer scored the winner 1:09 later against future Ice goalie Geoff Sarjeant. Krivokrasov had two goals and an assist in the win.
2003: Mario Doyon scores in overtime and Brent Zelenewich makes 27 saves to give the Ice a 1-0 shutout victory over Odessa at Conseco Fieldhouse. It’s the third 1-0 win in the Ice’s CHL history.
Happy birthday to …
Brandon Lafrance: Right wing who played three games for the Ice in 2000-01, scoring one goal. The former Ohio State Buckeye and Edmonton Oilers draft pick had played the previous year in the ECHL, and would play in the WCHL. He would play senior hockey in Quebec in later years. A native of Ottawa, he is 40.