December 1 in Indianapolis hockey history
1960: Lloyd McKey has four assists in a 5-4 Chiefs win over Minneapolis. Ron Brain scores the winner in the third period.
1977: Claude St. Sauveur scores with 2:51 left to give the Racers a 5-4 win over Quebec at MSA. It’s St. Sauveur’s secod point of the game. Darryl Maggs and Ken Block also tally a goal and an assist.
1978: Don Larway has two goals and two assists as the Racers beat Birmingham 6-3 at MSA.
1989: The Ice pepper Salt Lake’s net, and Jari Torkki breaks through at 15:00 of the first period with an unassisted goal on Steve Guenette. He stopped 55 of 56 shots, but Jim Waite was able to make 14 saves to earn the first shutout in Ice history.
1991: Kerry Toporowski gets 35 PIMs – a major and three game misconducts, one for being third man in – stemming from an altercation with Milwaukee’s Robin Bawa. Trevor Dam and Ryan McGill’s goals can’t stop a 6-2 loss in Milwaukee. Nathan Lafayette and Rob Conn are also tossed for the Ice, as are two Milwaukee players. The Ice rack up 93 PIMs, the Admirals 62.
2000: Yvan Corbin tallies a hat trick in Memphis, but the Ice fall 7-5.
2006: John Kemp has three assists for his fourth straight multi-point game, helping lead the Ice to a 5-3 come-from-behind win over Cedar Rapids. Jake Skjodt, Robert Martini and Nick Bailen score third-period goals to seal it. Skjodt and Ron Cramer also scored in the first for the Ice.
Happy birthday to …
Alfie Moore: Goaltender for the Capitals in 1939-40. He filled in for the injured Jimmy Franks for the second half of the season, and had a 2.81 GAA and four shutouts. Moore helped lead the Caps to a division title. Moore primarily played in the minors in a 16-year pro career that started in 1926 with the AHA Chicago Shamrocks – a team in a league that, briefly, challenged the NHL. He played 20 regular season NHL games for the New York Americans in the late 1930s. His claim to fame was being pulled off a Toronto barstool in 1938 to fill in for the Blackhawks when the planned spare goaltender didn’t show up on time. He backstopped a 3-1 win in the Stanley Cup Final, in which Chicago pulled a major upset and won the Stanley Cup over the favored Maple Leafs. He retired after the 1941-42 season, playing for the AHL Philadelphia Ramblers. A native of Toronto, he was born in 1904, and passed away in 1979 at age 74.
Robert Martini: Ice defenseman from 2006-08. In 106 games, he had five goals and 20 assists, as well as 162 penalty minutes. He also had two points in 11 playoff games with the Ice, leading them to the USHL semis in 2007 and a division title in 2008. He went from the Ice to play four years at Niagara University, where he had five goals and nine assists in 97 games. A native of Bradford, Ont., he is 28.
Billy Fitzgerald: Defenseman who played 36 games for the Indiana Ice in 2009-10. He had two goals and three assists. He played the following year in the Tier III EJHL. A native of Milton, Mass., he is 26.