November 30 in Indianapolis hockey history

November 30 in Indianapolis hockey history

1941: Hec Kilrea has a hat trick as the Capitals beat the Springfield Indians 3-1. Joe Turner makes 21 saves in net.

1944: Harry Lumley makes 22 saves to blank the St. Louis Flyers 2-0. Jake Forbes and Pete Leswick score second-period goals for the Caps. It’s Lumley’s second shutout in 12 days.

1985: Don Murdoch and Gerry Minor each tally two goals and an assist in a 7-4 victory over Flint. Doug Moffatt also scores twice for the Checkers. Charlie Skjodt has a goal and an assist.

Happy birthday to …

Geoff Sarjeant: Goaltender for the Ice at the end of the 1998-99 season. In 23 games, he had a 13-7-2 record, a .928 save percentage and a 2.53 GAA. He also had two shutouts with the Ice, helping push them into the IHL playoffs that season. Sarjeant came to the Ice after a long career in the IHL — he played eight NHL games for the Blues and Sharks from 1994-96, but also played for Peoria, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Detroit and Long Beach in the IHL (and, briefly, Flint in the UHL) in a pro career that began for the Michigan Tech grad in 1992. He played two seasons in Europe after his stint with the Ice. A native of Orilla, Ont., he is 47.

Brandon Wong: Fuel forward in 2015-16. Acquired in a midseason trade from Tulsa, the veteran had three goals and five assists in 24 games with the Fuel. He has 105 goals and 130 assists in 311 ECHL games, where he has played for Greenville, Evansville, South Carolina and Tulsa in addition to Indy. He also has an assist in nine AHL games with Grand Rapids.Wong is currently playing for Regensburg in Germany. A native of Victoria, BC, he is 30.

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