March 6 in Indianapolis hockey history
1976: Bryon Baltimore scores his first goal as a Racer, and it couldn’t come at a better time. At 9:42 of the third period, he scores the winner in a 3-2 victory at Cincinnati. It continues a 3-0-1 stretch that begins to pull the team out of last place to a division title.
1982: Bruce Affleck has a five-point game, with two goals and three assists, in an 8-3 Checkers win over Nashville. Charlie Skjodt adds a goal and two assists. Neil Hawryliw, Kevin Devine and Steve Stoyanovich all assist on two goals.
1992: The Ice trail Fort Wayne by two goals late in the game. Martin Desjardins – who had just returned to the team – scores with 3:17 left to close within one, and Mike Stapleton scores unassisted with 14 seconds left to tie. Brad Lauer then scores the game-winner in the seventh round of the shootout to give the Ice a 5-4 win in Fort Wayne. Ray LeBlanc is perfect in the shootout to deliver the victory.
1993: Adam Bennett has three assists in a 6-4 win over Fort Wayne. Sergei Krivokrasov scores his 35th goal and Brad Lauer his 30th in the win in front of a sellout crowd of 8,257.
1996: Kip Miller nets a hat trick and adds an assist. James Black (G, 3A) also has a four-point night, but the Ice fall 7-4 at Chicago, in part due to a three-goal, three-assist game from ex-Iceman Rob Brown.
1998: Todd White registers his second hat trick in three games, tallying htree goals and an assist in an 8-2 win over Cincinnati at MSA. White’s goals come at 4:18 of the first, 1:05 of the second and 1:36 of the third, the first two on the power play. His three goals gave him 39 goals and 33 assists, setting a club rookie record for points in a season with 72. Keivn Miller scores a shorthanded goal and assists on two others. Brian Felsner and Petri Varis also have a goal and two assists each.
1999: A season-high crowd of 12,222 sees the Ice beat Fort Wayne 5-2 at MSA. Cail MacLean and Brian Noonan score shorthanded goals for the Ice – MacLean would later add an empty-netter. Dave Hymovitz scores his 35th and adds an assist. Noonan also adds two assists for a three-point night, the fifth straight game he and Hymovitz register a point. It’s the third-largest attendance in franchise history.
2002: Fort Worth’s Peter Campbell scores two goals seven seconds apart as the Brahmas beat the Ice 8-3 at the Coliseum.
2015: The Fuel play their third straight OT game, and win all three. This time, they beat Evansville 5-4 in a shootout. Indy scores a season-high four first-period goals – from Kyle Stroh, Nick Jones, Matt White and Mike Duco – but the IceMen rally. Pete Massar finally wins it in the eighth round of the shootout. It’s the Fuel’s fifth straight victory.
Happy birthday to …
Harold Schlamp: Defenseman who played 59 games for the Checkers in 1986-87. He had seven goals, 19 assists and 175 penalty minutes. He also was scoreless and had 24 PIM in six playoff games that year, his only minor pro season. A native of Nevervilie, Manitoba, he is 54.
Jeff Schmidt: Forward who played one scoreless game for the Ice in 1999-2000. Schmidt played several short stints over eight minor pro seasons from 1997-2004, and again for one game in 2005-06, primarily in the ECHL. A native of Philadelphia, he is 40.
Bryce Classen: Winger for the Ice in 2002-03. He had 12 goals and 10 assists in the 64 games that year, and also had a goal in eight playoff games. That was the second of two minor pro seasons – he had 12 points in the ECHL for two different teams the year before. A native of Carrot River, Sask., he is 41.
Zach Golembiewski: Ice forward in 2008-09. He had 15 goals and 15 assists in 57 games, and then had a 7-7-14 line in the Clark Cup playoffs that season in 13 games, helping lead the Ice to their first USHL title. Golembiewski went on to play two years at Michigan State, tallying four goals and 14 assists in 58 games, but had his career cut short due to injury. A native of St. Clair, Mich., he is 26.