February 10 in Indianapolis hockey history

February 10 in Indianapolis hockey history

1944: The Capitals have an unusual streak – their fourth consecutive tie. They and the Buffalo Bisons skate to a 4-4 draw. Alex Ritson ties the game with 2:21 left and Harry Lumley makes 16 saves. A crowd of 2,719 braves a blizzard to get to the Coliseum.

1946: Future Hall of Famer Syd Howe makes his home debut and has a goal and an assist in a 4-2 Capitals victory over Cleveland. Pete Leswick and George Blake have two assists each in front of 9,494 at the Coliseum.

1952: Earl Reibel has a hat trick — his second as a Capital – and an assist as the Capitals beat St. Louis 6-3 at the Coliseum. Bert Hirschfeld has three assists and Enio Sclisizzi a goal and two assists in the victory. Glenn Hall makes 30 saves.

1957: Cliff Hicks makes 33 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season, blanking the Fort Wayne Komets 7-0 at the Coliseum. Pierre Brillant has a hat trick, Frank Kuzma scores twice and adds an assist, Bob Bowness has a goal and two assists, Marc Boileau has three assists and Pete Wywrot two assists. The victory puts the Chiefs in second place in the IHL, one point ahead of Toledo and two ahead of Fort Wayne.

1981: Garth MacGuigan pots a six-point game as the Checkers beat Fort Worth 9-2 at MSA. MacGuigan has two goals and four assists. Dave Cameron nets a hat trick, Mike Hordy has a goal and three assists and Bruce Affleck assists on three goals. Roland Melanson makes 15 saves in the win.

1991: The Ice trail 3-1 midway through the third, but Sean Williams cashes in at 11:12 to cut the deficit. Williams and Tracy Egeland then score 20 seconds apart to give the Ice a 4-3 lead with 5:12 to go, one Jim Waite would make stand up with a 38-save performance. Noonan had three assists in the game

1995: Jim Waite returns to the Ice for the first time since the 1990-91 season. He immediately makes an impact, turning aside 30 of 31 shots to beat Cleveland 5-1. Hugo Belanger, Bogdan Savenko and Daniel Gauthier each tally a goal and an assist. Karl Dykhuis has two assists.

2001: Yvan Corbin hits the 60-goal plateau (in 53 games) in a 5-2 Ice win over Wichita.

2004: Back-to-back shutouts for the Ice and Jeff Sanger — the second time in a month he’s posted the double-shutout. Bernie John score the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Memphis.

2012: Jon Gillies makes 32 saves for a Pack the House Night shutout, blanking Chicago 2-0 in front of 11,949 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Daniil Tarasov and Kirill Lebedev each tally a goal and an assist, and Ryan Obuchowski assists on both goals.

Happy birthday to …

Danny O’Connor: Chiefs defenseman in 1956-57. In 25 games, he had two goals and eight assists. He played professionally in the U.S. that season, and again from 1958-63 in the EHL, where he was an enforcer and a consistent triple-digit PIM player. A native of Sudbury, Ont, he was born in 1933.

Darren McKay: Checkers defenseman in 1985-86. In 40 games, he had eight goals and 14 assists. He also had an assist in four playoff games. McKay played six pro seasons from 1982-88 in the AHL (Binghamton) and IHL (Muskegon, Indianapolis, Milwaukee). A native of Lloydminster, Sask., he is 55.

Brad Beck: A fifth-round draft pick of the Blackhawks in 1982, Beck played 34 games with the ice in 1988-89, with four goals, 15 assists and 103 PIM. The Michigan State graduate played in six minor-pro seasons with Saginaw and Indianapolis in the IHL, Richmond in the CHL and Flint in the Colonial Hockey League. He also played in Finland and Britain. He is also an accomplished golfer who has been a PGA professional at Eagle Creek Golf Club and South Grove Golf Course in Indianapolis. A native of Vancouver, he is 53.

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