November 24 in Indianapolis hockey history

November 24 in Indianapolis hockey history

1956: Myron Stankiewicz finishes off a hat trick with 8:53 left to give the Chiefs a 5-1 lead. They’d have to hold on and beat Huntington 5-4. Len Thornson has three assists in the win. Danny O’Connor adds two assists.

1957: Chiefs coach Leo Lamoureux fines the entire team $25 because “I want 60 minutes of hockey out of every player, not 45 or 50.” The Chiefs lose 7-1 to the Toledo Mercurys.

1976: Blair MacDonald tallies a hat trick in a 6-4 victory in Cincinnati, extending the Racers’ winning streak to six. Hugh Harris adds a goal and two assists in the win.

1977: The Racers snap an eight-game winless streak with a 5-4 win against Edmonton at MSA, coming when Rusty Patenaude scores his third goal of the game with 27 seconds left in overtime. Patenaude adds an assist for a four-point game. Kevin Devine has a goal and three assists for a four-point game, as well. Peter McDuffe stops 36 shots for the win.

1989: A large crowd of 7,018 packs the Coliseum to see the Ice beat Phoenix 4-3. Mike Eagles tallies two goals. Mike Rucinski has the game-winning goal and an assist on Sean Williams’ first-period tally. It extended a winning streak to seven games.

2006: John Kemp has a hand in all four Ice goals in a 4-3 overtime win over Ohio at the Coliseum. Kemp scores a power play goal in the second, and also has the primary assist on goals by Eric Kattelus (twice) and Garrett Roe’s overtime winer at 3:15. Roe (G, 2A) and Kattelus (2G, A) also have three-point nights in the win.

2012: Woody Hudson has two goals and an assist on Robbie Baillargeon’s goal 21 seconds into the second. Drew Smolcynski adds two assists and scores the shootout winner in a 5-4 Ice victory in Chicago.

Happy birthday to …

Art Herchenratter: Left wing for the Capitals in 1940-41. He had a goal and six assists in 39 games with the team. He also played 10 games with the Red Wings that year, and played briefly in the minors in 1941-42 before heading off to the war and returning in 1946-47 for one more season. A native of Kitchener, Ont., he was born in 1917. He passed away in 1989 at age 71.

Roy Sawyer: Right wing who played part of the 1945-46 season with the Capitals. He split the year with the Caps and St. Louis, where he had 11 points combined in 51 games that year. He also played professionally the following year. He is a member of the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame. A native of Oshawa, Ont., he was born in 1920.

Christian Laflamme: Ice defenseman in 1996-97. In 62 games, he had five goals and 15 assists, helping lead the Ice to a division title. He also had two points in four playoff games that season. Laflamme went from the Ice to a long NHL career, spanning 324 games from that 1996-97 season through 2003-04, playing for Chicago, Edmonton, Montreal and St. Louis. He also played professionally in Germany and Quebec before retiring in 2010. A native of St. Charles, Quebec, he is 40.

Trevor Owens: Ice defenseman for 10 games in the 2011-12 season. He was scoreless in those regular season games, but had an assist in two playoff appearances. He is currently playing collegiately at Northeastern as a junior. He had eight points in 53 games in his first two seasons. A native of Raleigh, NC, he is 23.