January 30 in Indianapolis hockey history

January 30 in Indianapolis hockey history

1944: Bill Thomson has an assist in a 2-2 Capitals tie with Buffalo. It extends Thomson’s AHL-record scoring streak to 19 games. The streak would be snapped in the next game. Carl “Winky” Smith ties the game with 30 seconds left.

1947: Cliff Simpson has a hat trick in a 6-2 Capitals win over buffalo. Les Douglas has three assists, Gerry Couture scores twice and Enio Sclisizzi has a goal and an assist in the victory.

1976: Brian McDonald breaks a tie with 13:40 left in the third, giving the Racers a 2-1 win over Houston. Jim Park wins his first career start in goal.

1977: Jim Park turns aside 33 shots in a 5-0 win over New England at MSA. Gene Peacosh scores a goal and adds an assist, as does Larry Mavety.

1980: Ed Pizunski has a goal and four assists as the Checkers beat the Houston Apollos 6-2.

1985: The Checkers have found their groove offensively, beating Kalamazoo 7-1. Bob Lakso has two goals and an assist, Charlie Skjodt a goal and two assists, Mike Nepi two goals and Rob Holland makes 24 saves in the win.

2004: It takes 20 shooters to decide Shreveport’s 4-3 victory over the Ice in a shootout.

Happy birthday to …

Earl Ingarfield: Checkers left wing in 1985-86. In 20 games, he had 11 goals and six assists. He also had two goals and three assists in five playoff games that season. Ingarfield played eight pro seasons from 1979-87, including 39 NHL games with the Flames and Red Wings, where he had four goals and four assists. He also played in the CHL (Birmingham), AHL (Adirondack, Springfield) and IHL (Indianapolis, Peoria), and had two 20-goal seasons in the minors. A native of Manhasset, NY, he is 57.

Justin Holl: Fuel defenseman in 2014-15. A second-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2010, Holl played four years at the University of Minnesota, where he had eight goals and 30 assists. He became a fixture on the Fuel’s blueline after being assigned by the Rockford IceHogs at the start of the 2014-15 season, tallying seven goals and 27 assists in 66 ECHL games. This season, he is in his second season with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies, for whom he had 21 points in 60 games in 2o15-16. A native of Tonka Bay, Minn., he is 25.