November 25 in Indianapolis hockey history
1951: The Caps snap a 10-game winless streak with a 6-5 win in Providence. Ed Bruneteau scores the winner with 1:16 left. Larry Zeidel has a goal and two assists, and Earl Reibel has an assist for the Caps. Glenn Hall makes 32 saves. They had gone 0-9-1 in the streak, which lasted nearly a month. They’d go on to drop their next four games.
1959: After three and a half seasons in net, three playoff appearances and a Turner Cup championship (as well as a stint as assistant coach), goaltender Cliff Hicks is released by the Chiefs. Hicks backstopped 159 games – a team record. Chuck Adamson would replace him and be in net for 115 games, most of the rest of the team’s history. Hicks’ last game is a 4-1 loss to the Omaha Knights where he stops 21 shots.
1978: Claude St. Sauveur has two goals and an assist. Rene Leclerc & Dave Morrow each have a goal and two assists as the Racers beat Cincinnati 6-3 at MSA. Gary Inness makes 38 saves.
1988: The Ice don’t get a power play, but still score a special-teams goal in a 4-2 win over Fort Wayne, as Mark Teevens scores a shorty for the second straight game.
1990: Mike Eagles scores with one second left to tie the Fort Wayne Komets, and then the teams go to an epic 11-round shootout before the Komets break the tie with Claude Brochu scoring the team’s second goal in 11 tries against Dominik Hasek. Ray LeBlanc gets the win for Fort Wayne.
2006: John Kemp completes a seven-point weekend with a goal and two assists in a 5-1 win over Ohio at Nationwide Arena. Jake Skjodt also scores twice and Eric Kattelus adds two assists.
2009: A goal by Kevin Goumas 32 seconds into the game sets the stage for a 3-2 Ice win in Lincoln. Bryan Paulazzo scores the game-winner, assisted by Goumas and Nick Mattson, with 12:30 left.
Happy birthday to …
Andy Cozzi: Right wing for the Checkers in 1985-86. He had four goals and an assist in 14 games. He came to the Checkers that year after a four-year career at Miami University. He also played that season in the ACHL, scoring 52 goals for the Carolina Thunderbirds. He also had 24 goals for the Milwaukee Admirals the following year. A native of New Rochelle, NY, he is 53.