January 17 in Indianapolis hockey history
1942: The Capitals end Hershey’s 12-game winning streak with a 4-2 win. Jack Keating scores the game-winner, Roy Sawyer has a goal and an assist and Joe Turner is solid in net.
1952: Johnny Wilson has his second hat trick in a week as the Caps beat Providence 10-5. Bert Hirschfeld has a goal and three assists and Earl Reibel three assists in the win.
1960: Pierre Brillant has a hat trick as the Chiefs beat the Minneapolis Millers 6-1. The Millers had moved from Denver at mid-season. Brillant adds an assist for a four-point game. Billy Short has three assists, and Hank Therrien a goal and an assist. The only goal Chuck Adamson allows on 27 shots is a penalty shot.
1961: Carl Wetzel makes 58 saves, but gives up a penalty shot goal in the final minute and the Chiefs tie Fort Wayne 2-2. The penalty shot was awarded due to a Chief covering the puck in the crease. Hank Therrien score stwice for the Chiefs.
1980: The Checkers beat Birmingham 7-5, with Alex McKendry scoring a hat trick against Reggie Lemelin. Kevin Devine adds the game-winner. McKendry launches 11 shots in the game.
1987: Byron Lomow scores 17 seconds into the first period for the Checkers, but they eventually fall 4-3 in Fort Wayne on Colin Chin’s overtime goal. Ron Handy scores twice for the Checkers.
1990: Dan Vincelette with another Gordie Howe hat trick, scoring at 15:08 of the second, assisting on Jim Playfair’s game-winner five minutes earlier, and getting a fighting major in the third in a 4-1 win at Milwaukee.
1993: Wild finish in Fort Wayne. Bob Lakso ties things up with 1:07 to go on a long feed ahead from goaltender Pokey Reddick in front of a sellout crowd. But just 37 seconds later, Craig Woodcroft fed Tony Hrkac for his second goal of the night, giving the Ice a victory. Tracy Egeland would add an empty-netter in a hard-fought 5-3 win over the Komets.
1996: The Ice score 35 seconds into the game, as Kip Miller cashes in James Black’s feed. They do it again in the third, with Brad Werenka tallying 17 seconds in, but they fall 4-3 to the Michigan K-Wings in a shootout. Jeff Serowik has three assists for the Ice.
2003: Shawn Silver posts his fourth shutout of the year, blanking Wichita 3-0. Jason Baird scores the game-winner in front of 5,674 fans.
2009: Mike Cichy has a four-point night for the second straight game, tallying a goal and three assists, but the Ice fall to Green Bay 6-4.
2013: Mikhail Plotnikov has his second straight multi-point game to key an Ice win, this time beating Team USA 6-3 in Ann Arbor. He scores the third period game-winner for the second straight night and adds three assists. Lukas Laub and Drew Newmeyer each have a goal and an assist in the win.
2014: Jason Pawloski needs to make only 12 saves for his second shutout of the season. The Ice beat Fargo 2-0 on the road, with Jason Salvaggio and Dwyer Tschantz providing the offense.
Happy birthday to …
Joe Cleary: Defenseman for the Ice in 1992-93. He had 10 goals and 17 assists in 63 games, and a goal in five playoff games that season. A fifth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 1988, Cleary played four years at Boston College and captained the Eagles, and played two pro seasons – playing the 1993-94 season for IHL Kansas City and ECHL Charlotte. A native of Boxborough, Mass., he was born in 1970. He passed away in 2009 at age 39.
Andrew Taylor: Left wing for the Ice in 2002-03. In 59 games, he had 13 goals and 24 assists. He also had two goals and three assists in eight postseason games. He played six minor pro seasons from 1998-2004, the first four in the ECHL and the last two in the CHL for the Ice and Rio Grande Valley. A native of Stratford, Ont., he is 40.
Mike Zeibaq: Ice defenseman in 2003-04. He had four goals and an assist in 38 games. He played two pro seasons from 2002-04, the first for CHL El Paso. After his tenure with the Ice, he also played for CHL Lubbock and SEHL Knoxville in 2003-04. A native of Hauppauge, NY, he is 37.
Mike Embach: Left wing for the Ice in 2006-07. He had a goal and six assists in 18 games after being traded from Chicago, then had two goals and two assists in seven playoff games as the Ice made a run to the USHL’s semifinals. He went on to play four years at Ferris State, turned pro in 2011, and has played in the ECHL for Chicago, Cincinnati, Gwinnett and Fort Wayne, and in the AHL for Texas and Lake Erie. He had 116 goals in the ECHL from 2011-16. He has also played 14 AHL games and had a brief nine-game stint in Sweden in 2015-16. He is currently playing for Fort Wayne. A native of Orland Park, Ill, he is 29.
Stanislav Galiev: High-scoring forward for the Ice in the 2008-09 Clark Cup championship season. He had 29 goals and 35 assists, playing all 60 regular season games. He also had five goals and four assists in the 13-game Clark Cup championship run. He then went to play three years in the QMJHL for Saint John, and won the Memorial Cup, giving him junior national titles in both the U.S. and Canada. Drafted in the third round by Washington in 2010, he has been in the Capitals’ system since turning pro in 2012, playing for AHL Hershey and ECHL Reading. He has 28 goals and 32 assists in 60 ECHL games from 2012-14, and entering this season, had played 105 AHL games with 31 goals and 24 assists. He made his NHL debut with the Washington Capitals in 2014-15. In 26 career NHL games with the Capitals from 2014-16, he has a goal and three assists. A native of Moscow, Russia, he is 25.
Vince Pedrie: Ice defenseman from 2012-14. In 81 games, he had eight goals and 21 assists for the Ice. He was a part of the Clark Cup champions in 2014, but was unable to play in the postseason due to injury. After playing with the Ice, he had 28 points for Bloomington and Tri-City in 2014-15, and is currently a sophomore at Penn State. He had 22 points in 32 games as a freshman for the Nittany Lions and is currently one of the team’s leaders. A native of Apple Valley, Minn., he is 23.