November 28 in Indianapolis hockey history

November 28 in Indianapolis hockey history

1959: Chuck Adamson debuts in the Chiefs net and makes an impressive showing, making 16 saves to beat the Denver Mavericks 5-0. Pierre Brillant has two goals and an assist and player-coach Marcel Clements a goal and an assist in the win. It’s the team’s first shutout in nearly two years.

1974: Real Cloutier hat trick for Quebec against Racers, including unassisted game-winner at 12:22 of 3rd to break 5-all tie in 7-5 Nordiques win.

1975: Bob Sicinski scores twice — with 43 seconds left in the second and with 10 seconds left in the game, to beat the Cleveland Crusaders 3-1 in Ohio. Andy Brown outduels Gerry Cheevers in net.

1976: Hugh Harris has two goals and an assist for the Racers in a 4-3 win over the Whalers in Hartford. He scores the tying goal off Darryl Maggs’ second assist of the game with 9:43 left, and then Rene Leclerc and goalie Jim Park feed Al Karlander for the winner with 6:37 left.

1978: Wayne Gretzky assists on Bill Flett’s goal against the Racers, as Edmonton beats his old team 8-2.

1992: For the second straight game, Tony Hrkac tallies a four-point game, with a goal and three assists in a 6-3 win over Kansas City. Brad Lauer scores twice and adds two helpers.

Happy birthday to …

Don Culley: Forward who played one game for the Capitals in 1942-43. Culley played minor pro and senior hockey throughout the 1940s, but that was his only AHL game. A native of Edmonton, he was born in 1920.

George DeFelice: Center who played 47 games for the Capitals from 1943-45. He had one goal and seven assists. He played eight years of minor pro hockey through 1951 — scoring 20 goals for the AHL Philadelphia Ramblers in 1947-48 — and continued to play senior hockey. A native of Timmins, Ont., he was born in 1924.

Modere “Mud” Bruneteau: Right wing for the Capitals in 1945-46. He had six goals and 10 assists in 14 games for the team after joining it at the end of the season. He also had three assists in five playoff games. He was nearing the end of a 14-year pro career that largely saw him with the Red Wings — he had 139 goals in 411 NHL games. In 1936, he made hockey history by ending the longest game in NHL history, scoring at 16:30 of the sixth overtime to beat the Montreal Maroons 1-0, and the Wings eventually won the first of three Stanley Cup rings Mud would earn. Bruneteau played his final two years in Omaha, retiring in 1948, and later coached the Knights to several titles. He and his brother Ed settled in Omaha. He has had two great-nephews play in Indy – Brett (Indiana Ice) & Nick (Indy Fuel). A native of St. Boniface, Manitoba, he was born in 1914. He passed away in 1982 at age 67.

Norm Beaudin: Right wing who played for the CPHL Capitols in 1963. He had a goal and four assists in the eight games the team called Indianapolis home, and finished that year with 49 points after it completed the season in Cincinnati. Beaudin had brief stints in the NHL in 1967-68 (Blues) and 1970-71 (North Stars), but was a mainstay in the WHA, where he played 309 games with the Winnipeg Jets from 1972-76, and had 38 goals and 103 points in the WHA’s inaugural season. He had 98 goals in 334 major pro games. A native of Montmartre, Sask., he is 75.

Blake Coleman: Ice forward from 2009-11. In 95 games with the Ice, he had 42 goals and 66 assists. In 2010-11, he was the USHL Player of the Year, and the USA Junior Hockey Player of the Year after a 34-goal, 92-point season. He also had six points in 14 playoff games with the Ice. Coleman tallied 107 points in four years at Miami University, and is currently a member of the AHL’s Albany Devils, where he tallied seven points in 14 games in 2015-16. He was a third-round pick of the New Jersey Devils in 2011.

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