January 20 in Indianapolis hockey history

January 20 in Indianapolis hockey history

1940: The Capitals are on the wrong end of a 1-0 score for the second straight game – this time to the Pittsburgh Hornets. They had lost by the same score to the Hershey Bears two nights before.

1943: George Patterson (2G, A), Bill Thomson (G, 2A), Adam Brown (3A) and Joe Fisher (3A) all have three-point nights as the Caps beat Providence 6-5 in overtime. Hal Jackson scores the winner with 36 seconds left in OT.

1946: Capital Les Douglas scores a team-record five goals in a 9-3 victory over the Hershey Bears. He scores four in the second period, one shy of an AHL record for goals in a period, including a natural hat trick.

1987: The Checkers tally five second-period goals in an 8-3 win over Milwaukee at MSA. Todd Carlile, Tim Helmer and Ron Handy score two goals each and Bob Lakso assists on three. Handy also adds an assist for a three-point game.

1990: Warren Rychel, Jim Playfair and Ryan McGill all get fighting majors and Mike Peluso a misconduct in a 6-3 loss at Fort Wayne.

1993: Sean Williams tallies all three Ice goals in a 3-2 win over Cincinnati. Craig Woodcroft assists on all three and Tony Hrkac on two.

1996: A team-record crowd of 11,627 watches a 3-2 Ice win over Fort Wayne. Jeff Serowik and Mike Vukonich score in the first two periods, then Ivan Droppa tallies the game-winner on the power play 4:15 into the third.

2001: Ray Aho makes 27 saves to record his first and only shutout as a member of the Ice, beating Huntsville 2-0 in front of 9,727 fans at Conseco Fieldhouse. Yvan Corbin scores a goal for the 10th consecutive game.

Happy birthday to …

Sean Kuraly: Forward for the Indiana Ice from 2009-12. In 110 games, he had 41 goals and 61 assists, including a 32-38-70 line in 2011-12. He also had four goals and four assists in 11 playoff games with the Ice. Kuraly was drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 draft by the San Jose Sharks, and is currently a rookie in the Boston Bruins organization, where he made his NHL debut earlier this season with a five-game stint. He currently plays for the Providence Bruins of the AHL. He played four years at Miami University in Ohio from 2012-16. He had 43 goals and 50 assists in 154 games in his college career. A native of Dublin, Ohio, he is 24.