November 15 in Indianapolis hockey history
1958: Germain “Red” Leger has a five-point night – 3 goals, 2 assists – in a 6-2 Chiefs victory over Toledo. Rene St. Hiliare has a goal and two assists and Cliff Hicks makes 29 saves.
1975: The Racers fall 9-7 at Minnesota. They allow six second-period goals to fall behind 7-3, but rally to get within one before the Saints score a late empty-netter. Reggie Thomas, Randy Wyrozub and Nick Harbaruk scored three goals 2:49 apart to cut it to 8-6, and Pat Stapleton scored with 5:47 left to cut the deficit to one. Wyrozub has two goals and three assists for the first five-point game in Racers history. Ted Scharf has a goal and three assists.
1988: Todd Elik scores a hat trick against the Ice as Mike Richter and the Denver Rangers beat the Ice 6-3. Richter makes 33 saves.
1991: The Ice lead 4-0 after early goals by Sean Williams, Trevor Dam, Paul Gillis and Dan Vincelette. But two goals by Kalamazoo’s Steve Maltais 13 seconds apart late in the second period spur the Wings to a 5-4 come-from-behind win, apped by a goal with 1:24 left. It spoils Dominik Hasek’s return to the Ice.
1996: The Ice trail Detroit 2-1 after two, but Chris Snell scores a power play goal 1:09 into the third, and then Sergei Klimovich and Ryan Huska score goals three seconds apart a couple minutes later ‘ at 3:04 and 3:07 of the third ‘ giving the Ice a 4-2 win over the Vipers. Marc Lamothe gets the win with 24 saves.
2003: The Ice tally nine goals in a 9-4 victory over Wichita at Conseco Fieldhouse, with Mario Doyon scoring a goal and assisting on four. Joe Guenther scores the game-winner. Bernie John also tallies his second five-point game in eight days. It’s the only game in Ice CHL history where two players tally five-point nights.
Happy birthday to …
Ron Buchanan: Racers defenseman from 1974-76. He played 55 games for the team, with 20 goals and 22 assists. Buchanan had been a professional veteran, breaking into the minors in 1964, but had played just five NHL games with the Bruins and Blues prior to the formation of the WHA in 1972. Buchanan played four WHA seasons, with the Cleveland Crusaders, Edmonton Oilers, and Racers. He had 83 goals and 102 assists in 210 major pro games. A native of Montreal, he is 72.
Mel Hewitt: Left wing for the Checkers in 1985-86. He had 18 goals and 16 assists, as well as 210 penalty minutes, in 54 games. Hewitt provided the Checkers a veteran presence, coming later in a minor pro career that spanned 10 seasons, from 1978-88. He played primarily in the IHL — tallying a whopping 504 penalty minutes for Saginaw in 1979-80, a year in which he also had 28 goals. A native of Moose Jaw, Sask., he is 58.
Chris Terreri: Goaltender for the Ice for three games in the 1997-98 season. He was 2-0-1 with a 1.00 GAA and a shutout, stopping 105 of the 108 shots he faced. It was a brief minor-league stint for an NHL veteran who formed a strong 1-2 tandem with Martin Brodeur throughout much of the mid-1990s. Terreri was the Devils’ fifth-round pick in 1983 and made his NHL debut briefly in the 1986-87 season. He was a U.S. Olympic goaltender in 1988, and broke into the NHL full-time with New Jersey in 1989-90. He was the team’s primary starter until Brodeur came along in 1993-94, and the two were a tandem until Terreri was traded to San Jose in 1995. He played two years for San Jose, two for Chicago, and then went back to New Jersey before retiring in 2001. He came out of retirement to play two periods for the AHL Albany River Rats in 2005-06 while serving as the team’s goaltending coach. He won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 1995 and 2000. He played 406 NHL games, with a 151-172-43 record, a 3.07 GAA and nine shutouts. He is currently the New Jersey Devils’ goaltending coach. A native of Providence, RI, he is 52.
Pete Massar: The first signing in Indy Fuel history, Massar joined the Fuel in June 2014 and was a member of the team’s 2014-15 roster, tallying 30 points in 54 games. He came to the Fuel after a college career that finished at the University of Vermont. A native of Williston, Vt., he is 28.
Patrick Koudys: Indy Fuel defenseman in 2015-16. The son of former Checker Jim Koudys, Patrick was chosen in the fifth round by the Washington Capitals in 2011 and was Penn State’s captain in 2014-15 before joining the Fuel. He had a goal and three assists in 38 games. He is currently playing for Rouen in France. A native of Smithville, Ont., he is 24.
Anthony Beauregard: Fuel forward in 2016-17. He comes to Indy as a rookie, having put up big numbers in Major Junior for Val D’Or in the QMJHL. He had a 30-goal, 63-assist season in 2015-16, and tallied 69 goals and 153 assists over 2o7 junior games. A native of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, he is 21.