January 29 in Indianapolis hockey history
1944: Capital Bill Thomson scores two goals in a 15-second span in the third period to beat the Pittsburgh Hornets 3-2. Player-coach John Sorrell also has a goal and an assist in the game.
1948: Ed Bruneteau scores on a penalty shot, but the Capitals fall to the Providence Reds 6-2.
1960: Stan Maxwell has a four-point game, with two goals and two assists, as the Chiefs beat Louisville 5-4. He scores the game-winner midway through the third. Ron Rubic and Hank Therrien have two assists each
1983: Garth MacGuigan scores on a second period penalty shot at adds an assist. Dave Hanson also has a goal and an assist, as does Red Laurence in a 5-3 Checkers win over Tulsa.
1993: Tony Hrkac has a goal and three assists as the Ice beat Atlanta 6-5. They built a 6-1 lead through two, but saw Atlanta storm back. Steve Bancroft adds two goals and an assist. Ivan Droppa and Sean Williams tally a goal and an assist each.
1997: After a three-assist performance the previous game, Brad Werenka assists on four goals in a 6-0 rout of Fort Wayne. Rob Conn scores two and adds an assist. Sergei Klimovich scores a goal and assists on two others. Jim Waite posts his second shutout of the year with 27 saves.
2005: The Ice win a penalty-filled 6-3 game in Des Moines. The Ice are whistled for 91 penalty minutes, with Ben Osborne, A.J. Panchenko and Tristin Llewellyn both receiving fighting majors and misconducts. Des Moines was whistled for 71 minutes. Michal Borovansky had a goal and two assists, while Eddie Del Grosso and Jay Cascalenda had three assists each. Del Grosso was a +5 on the day.
2016: Fuel set a franchise record with seven goals – including four in the first period – of a 7-3 win over Evansville. Daniel Ciampini scores 1:27 in, followed by goals by Michael Colantone and two by Peter Schneider 1:20 apart late in the first. Both Schneider (2G/2A) and Adam Lapsansky (G/3A) have four-point games, and Lapsansky finishes +5. Daniel Ciampini adds two gols and an assist. Zach Miskovic and Michael Colantone each have a goal and an assist, and both Nick Petrecki and Alex Lavoie have two assists. It’s the final pro game for Evansville goaltender Cody Reichard, who played for both the Indiana Ice and Indy Fuel in his career
Happy birthday to …
Dominik Hasek: “The Dominator” played goal for the Ice from 1990-92. He played 52 games for the team, with a 27-21-4 record and a 2.91 GAA. He also started Game 6 of the 1991 playoff series in Fort Wayne, backstopping a stellar 4-3 Ice win that sent the series to seven games. Hasek went on to become one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, playing for the Blackhawks, Sabres and Red Wings from 1990-2002, and after taking a year off, with the Red Wings and Senators from 2003-08. He also played in Europe before retiring in 2011. Hasek was awarded the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender six times, won the William Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed three times, and twice won both the Hart and Lester B. Pearson Trophies, symbolizing the NHL’s best player, and became the first goaltender to win the Hart more than once. Hasek led the Buffalo Sabres to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final, and became the first European goaltender to lead a team to the Stanley Cup with the Red Wings in 2002, winning six of the 16 games with shutouts. He also won the Stanley Cup in 2008, and led the Czech Republic national team to the Olympic gold in 1998. He had a career NHL record of 389-223-82, with a 2.20 GAA and .922 save percentage. In 2014, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. A native of Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), he is 52.
Eric Landry: Right wing for the Ice in 1999-2000. In 66 games, he had nine goals and 23 assists, as well as 132 penalty minutes. He also played all 15 playoff games that season as the Ice won the Miron Cup title. An eighth-round pick of the Sharks, he andry played six pro hockey seasons, from 1996-2001, and again in 2002-03, in the AHL (Saint John), ECHL (Roanoke, Jacksonville, Tallahassee), WPHL (Alexandria, Lubbock, Austin) and WCHL (Anchorage) in addition to the CHL Ice. A native of Cornwall, Ont., he is 41.
Todd Norman: Left wing for the Ice in 2000-01. He had two goals and six assists in 33 games. He played four seasons, primarily in the ECHL and WPHL, before coming to the Ice. He then went on to play college hockey in Canada and later in France. A native of Gowanston, Ont., he is 40.