January 13 in Indianapolis hockey history
1946: The Capitals and St. Louis Flyers combine for 17 goals in a wild game at the Coliseum, which the Caps win 12-5. Les Douglas has a goal and four assists. Pete Leswick and Gerry Brown add two goals and two assists each, and player-coach Earl Seibert adds three assists. The win gave the Capitals a 21-14-5 mark and a four-point advantage in the AHL West.
1949: The Capitals beat Providence 12-2 for their second straight 10-goal victory. Rod Morrison (G, 3A) and Nels Podolsky (2G, 2A) each have four-point nights.
1951: Three Capitals have three-point nights in a 5-2 victory at St. Louis. Enio Sclisizzi has two goals and an assist, Max McNab a goal and two assists and Gordon Haidy three assists. Jim Henry stops 25 shots.
1952: The last-place Capitals pound the first-place Pittsburgh Hornets 8-2 behind two goals and an assist from Earl Reibel and two goals from Johnny Wilson. Bert Hirschfield tallies a goal and two assists, and Ed Bruneteau a goal and an assist in the win.
1961: Hank Therrien’s goal with five seconds left gives the Chiefs a 5-4 victory over Muskegon. It’s the team’s second straight win after a 15-game winless streak. Bep Guidolin, one of the players that came in the controversial Pierre Brillant deal, scores the tying goal in the third period and then assists on Therrien’s game-winner.
1977: Frank Rochon scores twice and Jim Park turns aside 25 shots in a 4-1 Racers victory over New England at MSA.
1980: Garth MacGuigan tallies two goals and three assists in an 8-3 Checkers victory over the Houston Apollos. Bruce Andres has the Checkers’ first-ever hat trick in the game.
1990: The Ice trail Kalamazoo 5-2 with five minutes left. But Dan Vincelette scores with 4:10 to go, followed by goals by Jim Johannson (2:14) and Mario Doyon (1:10) to tie the game. Vincelette then feeds Jari Torkki a minute into OT to seal a 6-5 victory. Mike Rucinski assists on the Ice’s last three goals. It’s the Ice’s eighth straight home win and 16th game without a regulation loss (15-0-1). The streak would be snapped two nights later in a 3-2 loss to Muskegon.
1991: Dominik Hasek makes 26 saves, but allows 10 goals in a loss to Fort Wayne. Colin Chin has four goals and three assists for the Komets, while Bob Lakso has two goals and four assists. It spoils a hat trick from the Ice’s Mike McNeill and a four-point night from Brian Noonan.
1994: Chris Rogles posts his first shutout as an Iceman, turning aside 25 shots to beat Cincinnati 3-0. Steve Dubinsky scores twice, Sergei Krivokrasov tallies the other goal, and Jeff Shantz has two assists.
2007: Eric Miller sets an Indiana Ice record by scoring 15 seconds into the game. Brett Peterson makes it 2-0 with a shorthanded goal at 59 seconds. But the Des Moines Buccaneers rally and beat the Ice 4-3 in overtime. Garrett Roe has two assists for the Ice. Jake Skjodt also scores.
2009: Ben Albertson scores twice in the third period – including the equalizer with 25 seconds left – and then adds the shootout game-winner in a 3-2 Ice win over Cedar Rapids. The same day, Mike Cichy is acquired in a trade and will make a significant impact on the Clark Cup run.
Happy birthday to …
Kelly Hrudey: Checkers goalie from the 1981 playoffs through the 1983-84 season. The Islanders’ second-round pick in 1980, Hrudey played two full seasons with the Checkers – the 1981-82 and 1982-83 seasons – winning the Adams Cup both times. He and Rob Holland split the Terry Sawchuk Trophy as the CHL’s top goaltending tandem each of those two seasons. He was the playoff MVP in 1982, and the overall league MVP in 1983. He played 104 regular-season games with the Checkers, with a record of 56-38-6, a 3.01 GAA, and three shutouts. He also had an 18-5 playoff record from 1981-83. Hrudey went on to play 877 NHL games for the Islanders, Kings and Sharks from 1983-98, with a 271-265-88 record and 17 career shutouts. He was on the roster for the Islanders’ run to the 1984 Stanley Cup Final, and backstopped the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final in 1993. He was also the goaltender for the Islanders in the famous Easter Epic game in 1987, making 73 saves in a a Game 7 against the Capitals which the Isles won 3-2 in four overtimes. He is currently a broadcaster with Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada. A native of Edmonton, he is 56.
Chad McIver: Ice defenseman in 2003-04. In 49 games, he had three goals and 11 assists. The former Ferris State player played five minor pro seasons from 2002-07 in the ECHL, UHL and CHL with eight different teams. Upon retirement, he has settled in Indianapolis. A native of Thunder Bay, Ont., he is 39.