March 13 in Indianapolis hockey history
1957: The Chiefs beat Toledo 3-1 at the Coliseum to win their first-ever playoff game. They would go on to win the best-of-5 series in five games. Pierre Brillant scores twice and Frank Kuzma adds the game-winner. Cliff Hicks makes 27 saves.
1962: Bobby Rivard has a goal and three assists as the Chiefs fall 8-6 in Toledo. Sid Garant adds two goals and Bill LeCaine a goal and two assists.
1975: Bob Whitlock tallies two goals and assists on Ron Buchanan’s game-winner midway through the third as the Racers beat the Toronto Toros 5-4 at MSA.
1976: Hall of Famer Dave Keon registers his first point as a Racer, assisting on Hugh Harris’ late goal in a 6-4 win over Phoenix at MSA. Michel Parizeau has two goals and an assist. Harris also has a three-point night. The Racers rally from a 4-1 deficit in the final 21:31 of the game. It is the Racers’ sixth win in eight games.
1982: The Checkers beat Salt Lake 9-5, scoring six second-period goals. Mats Hallin has two goals and two assists to lead the team. Charlie Skjodt adds a goal and two assists. Steve Stoyanovich and Fran Beaton add a goal and an assist each.
1998: Chris Terreri turns in his third straight great start for the Ice, but is equaled by Michigan’s Manny Fernandez. Fernandez stops 23 shots, Terreri 40 in a dual shutout. The K-Wings win in the seventh-round of the shootout on a goal by Brian Secord. Ryan Huska scored a shootout goal for the Ice.
2004: Jeff Sanger’s sixth shutout of the year is the Ice’s eighth — and their fifth in a 1-0 game. Sanger makes 40 saves to blank Memphis, with Jason Baird netting the winning goal. It’s the 15th shutout under coach Ken McRae in two years.
2009: Brett Bennett makes 26 saves to blank the Lincoln Stars at the Coliseum 1-0. Stanislav Galiev’s second-period power play goal is the only offense he needs.
2011: The Ice clinch back-to-back 7-0 shutouts, as Casey DeSmith turns aside 28 shots in a victory over Muskegon. Peter Schneider leads the attack with two goals and an assist. Brian Ferlin and Daniil Tarasov have a goal and an assist each.
2015: Fuel goaltender Mac Carruth notches his third shutout, stopping 21 shots in a 3-0 win over Evansville at the Coliseum. Matt White, Pete Massar and Nicklas Lindberg all score for Indy.
2016: Fuel give Bernie John his first coaching victory, beating Cincinnati 2-1. Peter Schneider has a goal and an assist and Alex Lavoie scores to give Indy a two-goal lead in the second. Keegam Asmundson stops 35 shots.
Happy birthday to …
Blaine Stoughton: Racers forward from 1977 through the aborted 1978-79 season. He played 72 games in Indy, with 22 goals and 22 assists. Stoughton broke into pro hockey in 1973-74, and played part of the year for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for the Maple Leafs from 1974-76, then went to the WHA to play for Cincinnati in 1976, was traded to the Racers in 1977-78, and then finished his WHA career with the New England Whalers when the Racers folded. He stayed with the Whalers through the merger through 1983-84, finished that season with the Rangers, and then played a year in the AHL before heading to Europe. Stoughton played 219 WHA games, with 89 goals and 90 assists. He also played 526 NHL games, with 258 goals and 191 assists, giving him a major pro record of 347 goals, 281 assists and 628 points in 745 games. His best seasons came with the Stingers in 1976-77, when he had 52 goals and 54 assists, and with the Whalers in the post-merger year of 1979-80, when he had 56 goals and 44 assists, leading the NHL in goals scored. He played in the 1982 NHL All-Star Game. Stoughton is a member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. A native of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, he is 64.
Gaetan Royer: Right wing for the Ice in 1996-97. He had two goals and four assists in 29 games as a professional rookie, splitting that season between the Ice and ECHL Jacksonville. Royer played in the ECHL, AHL, IHL and UHL through 2003, and then in Quebec’s LNAH through 2013. He played three NHL games for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2001-02. He played alongside his brother, Remi Royer with the Ice. A native of Donnacona, Quebec, he is 41.
Kevin Clare: Fuel defenseman in 2015-16. He was acquired midway through the year via Elmira in a trade and quickly established himself as a key player in Indy in his second pro season, tallying five points in 13 games. Clare also played for Toledo prior to joining the Fuel, and played four seasons at the University of Michigan. A native of New Rochelle, NY, he is 25.