March 11 in Indianapolis hockey history
1951: Fred Glover scores the winner as the Caps rally to beat Buffalo 7-5 at the Coliseum to cap a seven-game winning streak. Enio Sclisizzi has two goals and an assist, Max McNab a goal and two assists, and Don Morrison two assists in the win. The Caps improve their record to 37-27-3, an 18-game turnaround from the 0-8-1 start to the season. Not only is it the team’s seventh straight win, but it’s also the 12th in the last 14 games.
1956: The Chiefs close out their inaugural season with an 11-48-1 record after a 6-3 win over Grand Rapids at the Coliseum. Gordon Buttrey has two goals and an assist, Myron Stankiewicz scores twice and Phil Hughes makes 38 saves in net.
1961: Jerry Lamoureux scores two goals eight seconds apart – at 8:11 and 8:19 fo the first period – but the Chiefs fall in Omaha 5-4. Carl Wetzel makes 41 saves in the loss.
1978: The Racers beat Houston 4-2 for their sixth win in seven games. Claude St. Sauveur and Peter Driscoll each have a goal and an assist in the win.
2001: Derek Grant has four assists and Peter Jas scores the game-winner in a 5-4 Ice win over Columbus at the Coliseum.
2006: The Ice beat Sioux City 3-2 for the second straight night, this time in a shootout. Todd McIlrath scores twice, assisted both times by John Kemp, who adds the shootout winner. Steve Jakiel makes 25 saves for his fifth straight win.
2008: Paul Carey has three goals and an assist for the Ice in a 7-3 win over Ohio in Nationwide Arena. He opens the scoring 2:56 in, and adds third-period goals at 4:04 and 7:54 to give the Ice a 6-3 lead at the time. He then assists on Gregory Squires’ tally late in the third. Ron Cramer has a goal and two assists for a three-point night. Scott Darling makes 35 saves in the win.
2011: Jon Gillies stops 21 shots as the Ice rout Chicago 7-0. Blake Coleman has a five-point game with two goals and three assists. Daniil Tarasov adds two goals and two assists in the win.
Happy birthday to …
Bill LeCaine: Left wing for the Chiefs in 1961-62. He joined the team partway through the season from the Minneapolis Millers, and had a combined 24 goals and 3i assists in 54 games that season with the two teams. He played 16 professional seasons from 1959-75, nearly all in the IHL with the Port Huron Flags/Wings. He played four NHL games with the expansion Pittsburgh Penguins in 1968-69. A native of Moose Jaw, Sask., he is 77.
Kent Sherrer: Forward who played three scoreless games for the Ice in 2009-10. He went on to play two more years of junior hockey, with USHL Sioux Falls, NAHL Amarillo and Bay State of the EJHL. A native of Dublin, Ohio, he is 24.