March 12 in Indianapolis hockey history
1942: The Capitals win a wild 2-0 game in Buffalo. They do so behind a the fourth shutout of the season from Joe Turner and a second-period goal from Dick Behling, but referee Rabbit McVeigh nearly calls the game off because Bisons fans were throwing pennies onto the ice to protest a misconduct call on the home team’s Jack Toupin. McVeigh actually stopped the game at first, but then allowed it to be completed.
1958: The Chiefs conclude the 1957-58 season with a 4-2 loss in Toledo. They miss out on a chance to finish .500 – going 28-30-6 – but are safely in a playoff spot. They finish fourth in the league and open up the playoffs against the second-place Fort Wayne Komets – who were only two points better than the Chiefs in the regular season.
1961: Russ McClenaghan breaks a team record with his 62nd assist as the Chiefs beat Muskegon 5-3. McClenaghan has a goal and two assists in the game.
1976: Five different Racers score in the first period of a 6-3 win at Cincinnati. Al Karlander registers a goal and an assist in the game.
1977: The Racers score seven times in a 7-2 victory over Birmingham. Reggie Thomas has a goal and two assists. Rosie Paiment, Michel Parizeau and Blair MacDonald each have a goal and an assist. Nick Harbaruk, Gene Peacosh and Frank Rochon also score for the Racers.
1982: Charlie Skjodt has a hat trick as the Checkers beat Salt Lake 5-0. Kelly Hrudey’s 25-save shutout ends a 360-game scoring streak for the Golden Eagles.
1993: Rob Brown joins the Ice and goes scoreless in a 3-2 OT loss at Peoria.
1994: Yves Heroux scores a power play goal, a shorthanded goal and the game-winner as the Ice beat Fort Wayne 6-4. Heroux has two goals, an assist and a plus-3. Rob Cimetta has a gaol and two assists, including a tally 26 seconds into the third period that cut Fort Wayne’s lead to 4-2. The Ice scored three goals in the first 7:45 of the third to take the lead.
1999: Bob Lachance has a three-assist game in a 5-3 win over Cincinnati. Dave Hymovitz scores twice for his team-high seventh multi-goal game, his 17th power play goal and his seventh straight game with a point. He tallies his 38th goal of the year. Lachance has his seventh three-point game.