February 6 in Indianapolis hockey history
1961: The IHL re-names its leading scorer trophy the Leo P. Lamoureux trophy in honor of the fallen Chiefs coach.
1990: The Ice score five goals in the first 22:34 to chase Flint starter Rick Knickle and beat the Spirits 7-4 at the Coliseum. Jim Johannson scores twice, Mario Doyon adds three assists.
1999: Brian Noonan assists on Sylvain Cloutier’s goal 1:03 into the game to give the Ice a 1-0 lead on Las Vegas, his 650th career professional point. Bob Lachance and Chris Herperger each tally a goal and two assists, but the Ice fall 5-4 to Las Vegas in a shootout. Herperger’s goal with 1:02 left sends the game into the shootout. Cail MacLean also scores with one second left in the second. It’s the Ice’s 11th straight game without a win.
2009: The Ice explode for five second-period goals in an 8-4 win at Sioux City. Mike Cichy has two goals and an assist. Grant Blakey scores twice. Max Cook, Brent Gwidt and Brandon Richardson have a goal and an assist each, while Loren Barron, Joe Hartman and Stanislav Galiev each tally two assists. Torey Krug scores the Ice’s other goal.
Happy birthday to …
Yvon Joly: Checkers right wing in 1985-86, as he returned to pro hockey after a year off. In 17 games, he had a goal and six assists. A fifth-round pick of the Canadiens in 1979, Joly played four full pro seasons from 1980-84 with the Canadiens and their AHL affiliates in Nova Scotia and Maine. He had 43 goals and 80 points in 1982-83 in Nova Scotia, but played juts two regular-season NHL games, in 1980-81 and 1982-83, both with Montreal. He also played a game with the Canadiens in the 1980 playoffs, his pro debut. A native of Hawksebury, Ont., he is 57.
Mike Hudson: A fourth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 1986, Hudson played three games for the Ice in 1990-91. He had a goal and two assists. He broke into pro hockey in 1987 with the Blackhawks’ affiliate in Saginaw, but had become an NHL regular by 1989-90. His three games with the Ice would be his last minor pro games until he played part of the 1996-97 season with the IHL Phoenix Roadrunners. Hudson played 416 NHL games with the Blackhawks, Oilers, Rangers, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Blues and Coyotes from 1988-97. He had 49 goals and 87 assists in the NHL. He played in the 1992 Stanley Cup Final with the Blackhawks, and was part of the Rangers team that won the Stanley Cup in 1994. Although he did not appear in the postseason that year, he did get his name on the Stanley Cup for playing 48 regular-season games in Manhattan. He also played three seasons in Germany before retiring in 1999. A native of Guelph, Ont., he is 50.