January 8 in Indianapolis hockey history
1946: Johnny Sorrell leaves the Capitals’ coaching position to become GM. Earl Siebert replaces him for the balance of the season. Sorrell posted 62-55-30 record from 1943-46. Siebert would go 15-7-4 the rest of the year, but the Caps would be eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs.
1989: Ron Handy’s hat trick helps the Ice beat Peoria 5-2 at the Coliseum. Handy also assists on Bob Lakso’s game-winner with three seconds left in the second period. Handy and Lakso scored 27 seconds apart in the final half-minute of the second.
1999: The Ice’s power play tallies a goal for the 10th consecutive game in a 5-1 win over Chicago. Dave Hymovitz scores his 24th goal of the year to extend a point streak to six games. Barrie Moore scores twice and Marc Lamothe makes 34 saves.
2005: Pat Watson posts the first shutout in Indiana Ice history, stopping 26 shots as the Ice blank Waterloo on the road 5-0. Michal Borovansky has a goal and three assists to lead the Ice offense. Milan Gulas also has a goal and an assist.
2011: Jon Gillies posts his first shutout as a member of the Ice, beating Chicago 2-0 with a 37-save effort. Adam Erne scores with 1:53 left in the first, and Brian Ferlin seals it with an empty-netter to seal a nine-game point streak.
2015: The Fuel complete a flurry of roster moves, acquiring goaltender Shane Owen and forwards Kyle Stroh, Evan Vossen and Nicklas Lindberg during the week. The following week, forwards Jonathan Parker and Vincent Arseneau would be acquired. The new-look lineup drops its first two games, but things will turn around quickly
Happy birthday to …
Ray Aho: Goaltender for the Ice in 2000-01, where he shared the net with Jamie Morris. Aho was 19-13-5 with a 3.05 GAA and one shutout in his only professional season. A native of Allen Park, Mich., he is 40.