February 13 in Indianapolis hockey history

February 13 in Indianapolis hockey history

1946: Les Douglas scores four goals in 9-5 Capitals win over Providence. It was his second four-goal game in three weeks. Douglas also adds an assist. Gerry Brown also has a hat trick, the team’s second double-hat trick of the season.

1989: Head coach Archie Henderson leaves the Ice due to a health issue after a 5-4 loss in Salt Lake. At the time, the team has an 18-35-1 record. Captain Ron Handy coaches the team for the remainder of the three-game trip to Utah.

1999: Nathan Perrott scores 17 seconds into the game, but the Detroit Vipers rally to beat the Ice 3-1, the 14th straight loss for the Ice.

2000: Crazy Eight: The Ice score 8 goals for the third straight home game, beating Memphis 8-2. The two wins allowed the Ice to outscore the RiverKings 16-5 over two games. Jamie Morris gets the win in goal, while Yvan Corbin scores a hat trick and nets his third five-point game in 10 days.

Happy birthday to …

Kim Clackson: Racers defenseman from 1975-77. Drafted in the fifth round of the 1975 NHL Draft by Pittsburgh, and in the second round of that year’s WHA Draft by Minnesota, “Clacker” came to the Racers and became a legendary enforcer. He played 148 games in Indy, with four goals, 20 assists and 519 penalty minutes. He also had an assist in nine playoff games in 1977. He went on to play two more years with the Winnipeg Jets, and was part of the final Avco World Trophy championships, and finished by playing for the Penguins and Nordiques after the 1979 merger. He retired after the 1981 season. He never played a minor pro game, and played 377 games in the WHA & NHL, with six goals, 47 assists and 1,302 penalty minutes. He is now a real estate agent in Pittsburgh and has had two sons play professional hockey. A native of Saskatoon, Sask., he is 62.

Guy Phillips: Right wing for the Ice in 1989-90. He had four goals and four assists in 33 games, and also appeared in two playoff games. He played seven full minor pro seasons in North America from 1987-94, including a 43-goal season for ECHL Richmond in 1993-94, and then played several years in Germany. A native of Regina, Sask., he is 51.

Everett Sanipass: Ice forward in the 1989-90 season. In 33 games, he had 15 goals and 13 assists, earning him a callup to the Blackhawks. The 14th overall pick in the 1986 NHL Draft, Sanipass turned pro in the spring of 1987 and had four points in seven games following the conclusion of his junior career. He primarily played in the NHL through 1991, with 25 goals and 34 assists in 164 NHL games with the Blackhawks and Nordiques. He retired after the 1992-93 season, playing with the Halifax Citadels in the AHL. A native of Big Cove, New Brunswick, he is 49.

Sylvain Cloutier: Ice center in 1998-99. He had 21 goals, 33 assists and 128 penalty minutes in 73 games. He also had three goals and two assists in seven playoff games that year. A third-round pick of the Red Wings in 1992, Cloutier played professionally from 1993-2014 in the AHL (Adirondack, Albany), IHL (Detroit, Indianapolis), ECHL (Toledo) and UHL (Adirondack) through 2006, and then played eight seasons in Britain, taking one year off in 2009-10 to coach the CHL’s Corpus Christi IceRayz. Cloutier played seven NHL games with the Blackhawks in 1998-99. A native of Mont-Laurier, Quebec, he is 43.

Mike Hall: Ice center in 1998-99. He had 12 goals and 25 assists in 73 games with the team, and also had a goal and an assist in seven playoff games that season. Hall played professionally from 1996-2001 after graduating from Bowling Green, spending the bulk of his career in the ECHL for Raleigh, Baton Rouge, Jacksonville and Trenton. He also played 22 AHL games for Baltimore, Providence and Lowell, and seven IHL games for Grand Rapids in addition to his Ice experience. He retired after the 2001 season, but returned in 2006-07 to play two games for ECHL Trenton. A native of Ottawa, he is 44.

Brent Zelenewich: Ice goaltender in 2003-04. In 25 games as a professional rookie, he had a 17-6-2 record and a 2.44 GAA, as well as a .922 save percentage, splitting time with Jeff Sanger. He also had two shutouts for the Ice. Zelenewich played three more seasons, all in the CHL with Corpus Christi. A native of Winnipeg, he is 38.

Tyler Barnes: Fuel forward in 2016-17. He joined the team in several stints on assignments from Rockford, and has scored at a point-a-game pace with the Fuel. He set a franchise record with a five-point game in his team debut in 2016. After his four-year career at Wisconsin, Barnes turned pro at the end of the 2013-14 season and was the ECHL’s Rookie of the Year in 2014-15, when he had 74 points for the Toledo Walleye. He has also played for the Missouri Mavericks in the ECHL, and the San Antonio Rampage, Grand Rapids Griffins, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Rockford IceHogs in the AHL. A native of Burnsville, Minnesota, he is 27.

 

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