January 19 in Indianapolis hockey history
1985: Neal Coulter scores on a penalty shot for the Checkers, but it’s all the offense they can muster in a 5-1 loss at Milwaukee.
1991: Warren Rychel scoes two goals 36 seconds apart in the second period to give the Ice a 4-3 win over Muskegon on the road. Sean Williams assisted on both.
2008: The Ice play their fifth straight overtime game – the previous four were extended to shootouts – and beat Omaha 3-2 at the Coliseum when Gregory Squires scores at 3:48 of overtime. Squires also assisted on regulation goals by John Carlson and Ben Blood. Scott Darling stops 35 shots in the win.
2015: Mac Carruth has his first shutout as a member of the Fuel, beating Gwinnett 1-0 in a Monday matinee. Kyle Stroh scores with 7:03 left to seal the victory. Carruth stops 26 shots, including 13 in the third period. The victory caps a 4-1-1 roadtrip that turns the Fuel’s season around.
Happy birthday to …
Frank “Red” Kane: Capitals defenseman from 1943-45. In 110 games, he had 10 goals and 21 assists. He also had four assists in 10 playoff games. Kane played professionally from 1943-51, primarily in the Double-A USHL. He played two NHL games for the Red Wings in 1943-44. A native of Stratford, Ont., he was born in 1923. He passed away in March 2016 at age 93.
Jim Shirley: Goaltender who played six games for the Capitals in 1949-50 filling in for Terry Sawchuk, with a 5.17 GAA. Shirley played minor pro and senior hockey from 1948-60, primarily in the EHL. He was also an accomplished baseball player, and is a member of the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame. A native of Rosetown, Sask. he was born in 1929.
Billy Carroll: Checkers center from 1979-81. A second-round pick of the Islanders in 1979, Carroll played 108 games in Indy, with 36 goals and 54 assists. He also had an assist in seven playoff games in 1980. He was called up to the Islanders late in the 1980-81 season and began a seven-year NHL career that saw him play for the Islanders, Oilers and Red Wings. He won three Stanley Cups with the Isles from 1981-83, then was claimed off waivers by Edmonton the following year and won the Cup again in 1984. He had 30 goals and 54 assists in 322 NHL games. A native of Toronto, he is 58.