December 26 in Indianapolis hockey history
1948: Don Morrison scores three goals – the last two coming 48 seconds apart in the third period – as the Capitals beat the Pittsburgh Hornets 5-4. Nels Podolsky assists on three goals.
1949: Gerry Reid has a goal and three assists, and Fred Glover a goal and two assists as the Caps beat Pittsburgh 8-4. Terry Sawchuk makes 46 saves in the win.
1950: One of the original Capitals, Joe Carveth, is sent back to Indianapolis to play out the 1950-51 season. He would score 18 goals in his return season to Indy.
1956: Bob Bowness has two goals and two assists, including the game-winner, as the Chiefs beat the Troy Bruins 5-3. Pete Wywrot has four assists, and Pierre Brillant a goal and an assist in front of a Boxing Day crowd of 3,278 at the Coliseum.
1959: Germain Leger has a hat trick and Pierre Brillant scores the game-winner in the second period of a 5-4 Chiefs win over Louisville. It’s the third time in four games a Chiefs player has a hat tick, extending an unbeaten streak to six games.
1991: Jeff Rohlicek scores a hat trick for the Ice as they beat Muskegon 7-3 in Michigan. All three goals came in the second period. Rob Conn also scored twice.
1998: Andrei Trefilov makes 55 saves in a 3-1 loss to Chicago, setting a team record. The team surrenders 58 shots, also a club record. Sylvain Cloutier’s power play goal 78 seconds in is the Ices scoring, but Guy Larose scores twice for the Wolves in Indy. The previous records were by Ray LeBlanc, 50 saves on 55 shots in 1992-93.
2014: The Fuel snap an eight-game skid with a 4-3 home win over Cincinnati. Robert Czarnik scores twice and Patrick Cullen breaks a 3-all tie with a PPG in the third. Mac Carruth gets his first win in the Indy pipes with 20 saves in front of a spirited crowd of 4,782. The teams combine for 96 PIM – 63 to Indy, 33 to Cincy.