January 10 in Indianapolis hockey history
1943: Bill Quackenbush and Leo Richard, a pair of recent acquisitions, each tally three assists in a Capitals 7-5 win over Providence. Hec Kilrea scores two goals.
1946: Tom Wilson posts his third consecutive shutout, blanking the Providence Reds 6-0. Gerry Brown has a goal and two assists in the victory.
1952: Johnny Wilson tallies a hat trick as the Capitals beat Syracuse 9-2 at the Coliseum. Ed Bruneteau has three assists, and Frank O’Grady adds a goal and an assist.
1960: The Chiefs play their first home game outside of Indiana when they meet the St. Paul Saints at Cincinnati Gardens. The Chiefs would play three games in Cincinnati that year – all the second half of back-to-back weekends. A 5-2 loss is thrown out due to a Chiefs protest and replayed as part of a four-point game on Feb. 29. The Saints win that one 4-2, too.
1962: Lloyd Maxfield scores a hat trick for the Chiefs in a 5-3 loss to Omaha. Jean Therrien adds two assists.
1981: Roland Melanson makes 45 saves – on 48 shots – as the Checkers tie the Wichita Wind 3-3.
1990: Jim Waite returns after spending a month with the Blackhawks, but the Flint Spirits ruin things with a 6-4 win over the Ice. Jari Torkki has two goals and an assist for the Ice. Dan Vincelette also has a three-point night.
1996: Mike Prokopec and Daniel Gauthier score 44 seconds apart late in the third period to erase a two-goal deficit. Ryan Huska scores early in the third and James Black adds an empty-netter to beat the Detroit Vipers 6-4 at MSA. Prokopec tallies two goals and an assist. Kip Miller and James Black have a goal and an assist each.
Happy birthday to …
Lloyd “Red” Doran: Capitals center from 1946-48. In 80 games with the Caps, he had 23 goals and 45 assists, as well as 127 PIM. He played one pro season in 1941-42 before WWII, and then played five more from 1946-51, including 24 games with the Red Wings in 1946-47, where he had three goals and two assists. A native of South Porcupine, Ont., he was born in 1921. He passed away in 1995 at age 74.
Danton Cole: Ice right wing in 1995-96. He had nine goals and 12 assists in 32 games, and a goal and five assists in five playoff games that season. The Michigan State grad was drafted in the sixth round by Winnipeg in 1985, and played 318 NHL games for the Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay LIghtning, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and Chicago Blackhawks from 1988-96, tallying 58 goals and 118 points. He had a 20-goal season for Tampa Bay in 1993-94, and won the Stanley Cup with New Jersey in 1995. His last full season was in 1998-99 with IHL Grand Rapids, and he became an assistant coach for the Griffins the following year. Since, Cole has been in coaching, leading the Muskegon Fury to the UHL title in 2001-02, his first year as a head coach. He has also been the head coach of the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, the UHL’s Motor City Mechanics, the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the NCAA, and since 2010, the USNTDP Under-18 team. A native of Pontiac, Mich., he is 50.
Jeff Serowik: Ice defenseman in 1995-96. He had 20 goals and 23 assists in 69 games before being dealt to the Las Vegas Thunder at the end of that season. Drafted in the fifth round by Toronto in 1985, Serowik played eight full pro seasons, including 28 NHL games for Toronto, Boston and Pittsburgh, before retiring in 2000 after suffering an injury. He had six NHL assists. A graduate of Providence College, he currently operates a hockey school in New England and is a member of the New Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame. A native of Manchester, NH, he is 50.
Mike Hull: Forward for the Ice from 2005-07. In 83 games, he had 12 goals and 16 assists. He went on to play four years of college hockey at Army from 2008-12, where he tallied 29 career goals and 70 assists. A native of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., he is 29.
John Carlson: Ice defenseman for two games in 2006-07, and for the full season in 2007-08. He helped lead the Ice to a division title in 2008, with 12 goals and 31 assists in 59 games. He also had a goal in four playoff games. He was drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals the following summer, had a 76-point season in the OHL with London in 2008-09, and was in the NHL by the end of his rookie professional season. Through 2016, he had played in 454 NHL games, with 53 goals and 175 assists, and he had a streak of 412 consecutive regular season games from 2009-15. He was a member of the United States Olympic Team in 2014. Carlson is currently second on the Washington Capitals’ career list for consecutive games played. A native of Natick, Mass, he is 27.