February 8 in Indianapolis hockey history
1951: Benny Woit scores a shorthanded goal with 25 seconds left to give the Caps a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati at the Coliseum. He and Max McNab have a goal and an assist each in the game, and Gerry Reid has two assists.
1980: Jim Park stops 19 shots to blank the Tulsa Oilers 2-0. Yvon Vautour scores the game-winner for the Checkers’ fifth shutout of the year, and Park’s second. It also gives Park a 9-0-1 record at MSA, a streak that would be snapped in the Checkers’ next home game.
1981: Hector Marini has a goal and an assist to extend his scoring streak to 14 games in a 5-2 Checkers win over Oklahoma City. Mike Hordy and Billy Carroll also tally a goal and an assist in the win.
1985: Mel Hewitt and Kurt Kleinendorst have two goals each in a 7-3 Checkers win over Milwaukee – the sixth time in eight games they’ve scored at least six goals. Kleinendorst adds an assist for a three-point game. Charlie Skjodt adds a goal and two assists.
1991: Jim Waite stops 29 shots to blank Kalamazoo 7-0 at the Coliseum. Carl Mokosak scores twice while Warren Rychel, Brian Noonan and Tracy Egeland all have a goal and two assists. Ryan McGill assists on three goals.
2000: The Ice score eight goals in an 8-3 victory over San Antonio, their fourth straight win. Yvan Corbin tallies four goals, including the the game-winner, and adds an assist. Chris MacKenzie also has four assists.
2003: The Ice’s 3-2 victory over San Angelo marks their ninth straight win. Shawn Silver faces only 16 shots in the win.
2014: Hayden Stewart stops 17 shots for his first Ice shutout, blanking Youngstown 3-0 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Brian Pinho, Tyler Pham and Sam Kurker all score for the Ice.
2015: Fuel goaltender Mac Carruth stops 24 shots to win his ninth straight start, 2-1 over Kalamazoo. Kyle Stroh’s second OT goal in a week and a half gives the Fuel the victory.
Happy birthday to …
Vasili Kolias: Defenseman who played one game for the Ice in 2013-14. He went on to play for the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL, with 40 points in 103 games from 2014-16. He is currently a freshman at Union College. A native of Schaumburg, Ill., he is 20.