January 25 in Indianapolis hockey history
1940: Capitals goaltender Alfie Moore shuts out the Providence Reds 8-0 at the Coliseum. Carl Liscombe has two goals and three assists, and Ron Hudson gets the scoring started with the first of the Caps’ four first-period goals.
1942: Judd McAtee has a hat trick as the Capitals beat Springfield 6-3 in front of 5,766 at the Coliseum.
1951: Jim Henry makes 42 saves and allows the Caps to beat Springfield 3-1 despite being outshot 43-22. Gerry Reid and Doug McKay each have a goal and an assist and Joe Carveth has the game-winner in the third period. The victory is the Caps’ seventh straight and puts them above .500 for the first time on the season.
1956: The Chiefs set a dubious record – allowing 16 goals in a shutout loss to the Cincinnati Mohawks. The Mohawks’ 10 second-period goals remained an IHL record through the end of the league’s existence. Bob Lalonde was the goaltender, stopping 44 of the Mohawks’ 60 shots.
1957: Pete Wywrot has his second straight big game, with four assists in a 5-3 Chiefs win over Troy. He has 10 points in a two-game stretch. Pierre Brillant follows up his seven-point game with two goals, the game-winning goal, and an assist. Bob Bowness also scores twice and adds an assist in the win.
1976: Bob Fitchner has three assists, and Hugh Harris tallies two assists and a goal in a 4-2 win over Cleveland. Rene Leclerc scores two goals 2:16 apart in the second period to turn a deficit into a 3-2 lead.
1983: Steve Stoyanovich scores a hat trick in the first period of a 5-4 overtime win over Salt Lake at the Coliseum. Glen Duncan ties it at 3:28 of the third and Gord Dineen wins it on Stoyaniovich’s assist at 6:04 of OT.
1991: A crowd of 7,403 sees the Ice drub San Diego 8-2 at the Coliseum. Jim Johannson and Mike McNeill score two goals each, while Carl Mokosak and Martin Desjardins have three assists each.
1997: Brad Werenka turns in a three-assist night. Rob Conn scores twice, whie Kip Miller, Steve Dubinsky and Dave Chyzowski all have a goal and an assist each as the Ice rally from a three-goal deficit to beat Cleveland 5-3. Miller scores the game-winner at 14:37 of the third.
2002: Jamie Morris makes 48 saves to out duel the Shreveport Mudbugs 1-0. Bernie John scores the lone goal.
2015: The Fuel continue their hot streak, as Garett Bembridge scores with 2:32 left and Kyle Stroh wins it 32 seconds into OT to beat Evansville 2-1. Shane Owen stops 30 shots for the Fuel’s fifth straight game with one or fewer goals allowed. The victory extends the Fuel’s streak to six straight wins, and 7-0-1 in the last eight games. The streak would be extended one more game.
Happy birthday to …
Robert Czarnik: Forward for the inaugural Indy Fuel team in 2014-15. He immediately became the team’s top scorer and a point-a-game player for the Fuel in the opening half of the year, tallying 17 goals before a midseason trade to Ontario. A third-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2008, Czarnik played two years collegiately at Michigan and two years in the OHL with Plymouth, where he had a 33-goal season in his final year of junior. He had 13 goals and 21 assists in three AHL seasons with Manchester and Hamilton before coming to the Fuel, where he had 17 goals and 30 points in 31 games. He currently plays for the Reading Royals in the ECHL. He has played for Indy, Ontario, Reading and Norfolk in the ECHL, and Manchester, Hamilton, Norfolk, Providence and San Diego in the AHL. A native of Detroit, he is 27.