November 6 in Indianapolis hockey history
1960: After a 3-6-0 road trip to start the year, the Chiefs play their home opener against the Toledo Mercurys. They fall 5-2 despite a goal and an assist from Jerry Lamoureux and 30 saves from Chuck Adamson. A crowd of 2,850 witnesses the festivities.
1977: Bobby Sheehan continues his hot streak with his third straight three-point game. He tallies two goals and an assist in a 6-3 win over Houston at MSA, giving the Racers four straight wins and a six-game unbeaten streak. Sheehan now has seven goals and three assists in his last three games. Claude St. Sauveur, Reggie Thomas and Rusty Patenaude all tally a goal and an assist each.
1982: Monty Trottier scores a hat trick for the Checkers in a 7-3 win over Colorado. He starts the scoring with an unassisted goal at 2:37. Mats Hallin and Greg Gilbert both score to stake the team to a 3-0 lead after 10 minutes. Mats Hallin had a goal and two assists, and Kelly Hrudey made 18 saves.
1988: Brent Sapergia nets his second hat trick of the season by scoring an empty-netter with one second left in a 6-4 win at Peoria. He also had an assist for a four-point night. All three goals came in a four-goal Ice explosion in the third period.
1993: The Ice and Cincinnati rack up the penalty minutes, with the Cyclones getting 96 and the Ice 78 in an 8-1 Cyclones win in Cincinnati. Jeff Ricciardi, Shawn Byram and Dave Hakstol each get in two fights
1999: Yvan Corbin tallies his first hat trick in a 5-4 Ice win at Memphis.
Happy birthday to …
Marty Pavelich: Capitals left wing for two brief stints, in 1947-48 and again in 1949-50. He played 32 total games for the Caps, with five goals and 17 assists. They were the only minor pro games of his 10-year professional career. He played for the Red Wings from 1947-57, with 93 goals and 252 points in 634 games. He was often called upon to shadow the opposing team’s top player, and was considered one of the top defensive forwards of his era — and, according to hockey writer Stan Fischler, of all-time. He won four Stanley Cups with the Wings before retiring in 1957. He went into business with Wings teammate Ted Lindsay upon retirement, and currently lives in Montana. A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., he is 89.
Lloyd “Pete” Durham: Capitals defenseman in 1951-52. He split the year between Indy and Buffalo, and had 37 points and 174 penalty minutes. The rugged Durham played nine pro seasons from 1948-57, including a 20-goal year for the USHL’s Omaha Knights in 1950-51. A native of Perth, Ont., he was born in 1927.
Steve Andrascik: Racers winger in the 1974-75 season. He had two goals and four assists in 20 games for the team. He was traded to the Michigan Stags during the year, in exchange for Jacques Locas and Brian McDonald. Chosen 11th overall in the 1968 NHL Draft by the Red Wings, Andrascik had a nine-year pro career from 1968-77, primarily spent in the minors. In addition to his play in 1974-75, he played 20 games the following year for Cincinnati, and played one NHL playoff game in 1972 with the Rangers. He had nine goals and 13 assists in his 97 WHA games. A native of Sherridon, Manitoba, he is 68.
Brad Rhiness: Racers center in 1977-78. He had three goals and three assists in 12 games. Rhiness was the sixth overall selection in the 1974 WHA Amateur Draft by the San Diego Mariners, and played the 1976-77 season in San Diego, his rookie year. Rhiness found a home in the minors, as he had 52 goals and 120 points for the NEHL Erie Blades in 1978-79, and followed it up with two 20-goal seasons. He retired after the 1981-82 season. A native of Huntsville, Ont., he is 60.
Tim Helmer: Right wing for the Checkers in 1986-87. He had 17 goals and 17 assists in 68 games. It was the lone pro season for Helmer, who came to the Checkers after five seasons in the OHL. A native of Woodstock, Ont., he is 50.
Jim Ballantine: Center who played two games for the Ice in 1991-92, tallying one assist. He came to the Ice after a four-year career at Michigan, and tallied a 30-goal season for ECHL Columbus in 1991-92. He played three more seasons in the ECHL and CHL and retired in 1994. A native of Union Lake, Mich., he was born in 1967. He passed away in 2002 at age 35.
Mike Preston: Defenseman for the Ice in the 2013-14 Clark Cup championship season. Preston had two goals, five assists and 129 penalty minutes in 56 games for the Ice. He has also played junior hockey for two NAHL teams, and played the 2012-13 season for the USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks. He is in his third season at Army after tallying 12 points in 64 games his first two seasons. A native of Carmel, he is 23.
Colin Murray: Fuel forward in 2015-16. Acquired in a late-season deal from Kalamazoo, he had a goal in three games for the Fuel. He had played with Kalamazoo, Evansville and Brampton, tallying 18 goals and 15 assists over his career. He signed with Elmira in the 2016 offseason and currently plays for the Jackals. A native of Oshawa, Ont., he is 27.