November 13 in Indianapolis hockey history
1947: Nels Podolsky (G, 3A) and Don Morrison (2G, 2A) each tally four-point games as the Caps beat the New Haven Ramblers 6-2. Fern Gauthier tallies the game-winner.
1959: The Chiefs suffer a 14-2 pasting at the hands of the Denver Mavericks – their second straight game allowing double-digit goals. Cliff Hicks stops 44 of the 58 shots he sees. Pierre Brillant and Ron Rubic score the Chiefs’ two goals as they open the season with their seventh straight loss. Hicks is replaced in net by Murray “Muzz” MacPherson for two games, both losses.
1974: The Racers allowed 10 goals in a 10-3 loss to the Quebec Nordiques. The game 4-3 late in the second, but Quebec scored the last six goals, including five in the third period.
1979: The Checkers’ Richard Brodeur has his second shutout in three starts, making 16 saves to blank Oklahoma City 3-0. Charlie Skjodt scores ths game-winner.
1981: Red Laurence has two third-period goals and two assists as the Checkers beat Fort Worth 5-3. Randy Johnston and Mike Hordy each tally two assists, and Steve Stoyanovich scores two goals 11 seconds apart in the opening 45 seconds of the second period to give the Checkers a 2-0 lead, setting a CHL record for the fastest two goals by a player.
1982: Monty Trottier tallies his second hat trick in three games in a 6-3 Checkers win over Tulsa. He scores at 2:53 of the first, and then scores on a penalty shot 55 seconds later. He completed the hat trick with 23 seconds left in the first. Garth MacGuigan had a goal and two assists.
2009: The Ice explode for four second-period goals in a 6-3 win over Fargo. Alex Wideman starts the parade at 23 seconds of the period. Antti Roppo, Nick Mattson and Kevin Goumas follow. Shane Berschbach has three assists in the win. Mattson and Nic Dowd have a goal and an assist, and Goumas two goals.
Happy birthday to …
Bob Sicinski: Racers center from 1974-77. He played 207 games for the team, with 40 goals and 92 assists. He also had three assists in the 1977 playoffs, and competed in all 16 of the Racers’ playoff games in 1976 and 1977. “Sinker” played five minor-leagues seasons before becoming a WHA mainstay for five years — tallying 25 goals and 88 points for the Chicago Cougars in 1972-73, the league’s first year. He played two seasons for Chicago and three for the Racers before finishing in the minors in 1977-78. In 353 WHA games, he had 76 goals and 184 assists. A native of Brampton, Ont., he is 70.
Nate Elliott: Defenseman for the Ice from 2002-04. He played 126 games for the team, with 10 goals and 14 assists, as well as 152 penalty minutes. He also had a goal and an assist in 13 playoff games. He came to the Ice after a four-year career at SUNY-Oswego in his hometown. A native of Oswego, NY, he is 38.
Mitch Hults: Forward for the Ice from 2012-14. In 64 games with the Ice, he had 10 goals and 14 assists. He came alive in the 2014 Clark Cup championship run, with a team-best five goals in the postseason, including the first goal in the Game 5 championship-clinching win over Waterloo. He played 2014-15 with the USHL Madison Capitols, and is now a sophomore at Lake Superior State University. He had nine goals and 20 points in 40 games as a freshman. A native of Stoughton, Wis., he is 22.
Michael Colantone: Fuel forward in the 2015-16 season. He had nine goals and eight assists in 40 games, joining the team mid-season after starting the year at UMass-Lowell. Colantone tallied 13 goals and 13 assists at UML before turning pro. A native of Cave Creek, Ariz., he is 25.