April 22 in Indianapolis hockey history
1982: The Checkers take a commanding 3-0 lead in their semifinal series with Wichita in dramatic fashion with Kevin Devine scoring a power play goal with 29 seconds left to tie the game — after a successful stick measurement put the Chex on the PP — and Monty Trottier scoring at 15:16 of overtime to win it 4-3. Steve Stoyanovich tallies a goal and an assist. Neil Hawryliw assists on two goals, including the game-tying goal in the third and the game-winner in OT.
1983: The best-of-nine Adams Cup Final begins at the Coliseum with an emphatic 7-1 Checkers win over the Birmingham South Stars. Scott Howson scores two first-period goals. Red Laurence, Glen Duncan and Randy Johnston also score in the first against Warren Skorodenski. Dave Simpson adds a second-period goal and four assists. Gord Dineen scores 22 seconds into the third.
1987: The Checkers beat Fort Wayne 4-2 at Market Square Arena to even their first-round playoff series at 2-2. Sean Toomey scores two goals and adds an assist. Ron Handy and Allen Tarasuk score two goals in 18 seconds midway through the second to give the Checkers a 3-1 lead. Mike Zanier stops 28 shots in net for the win. It would be the Checkers’ last-ever win.
1993: The Ice return to Market Square Arena for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal, beating Atlanta 5-3. Karl Dykhuis has a goal and an assist, and Tony Horacek scores twice in a four-goal third period rally. Alex Andrievski’s power play goal at 9:08 of the third turns out to be the winner. Ray LeBlanc makes 24 saves, but the Ice still trail 2-1 in the series. They rally from a 3-1 deficit in the game, forged when the Knights scored two goals 14 seconds apart in the first 32 seconds of the second period.
2011: Green Bay beats the Ice 3-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal, scoring two goals late in the third period. Peter Schneider opens the scoring for the Ice. Indiana falls behind 2-0 in the best-of-5 series.
Happy birthday to …
Jack Hewson: Right wing who played for the Capitals for parts of two seasons in 1944-46. He had 14 goals and 20 assists in 54 games in 1944-45, and was traded to New Haven partway through the following season, in which he played 27 total games. His six-season career spanned 1941-49, in four different minor pro leagues. A native of Brantford, Ontario, he was born in 1921.
Mike Barron: Defenseman who played 24 games for the Checkers as a rookie out of Boston College in 1986-87. He had one goal and three assists in Indy. He also played nine games in Britain that year, with 49 points in those games. That was his lone pro season. A native of Braintree, Mass., he is 53.
Marc Dupuis: Defenseman who played 87 games for the Ice over two seasons: as a rookie in 1996-97 and again in 1998-99. He had four goals and 20 assists for the Ice. The Blackhawks’ fifth-round pick in 1994, Dupuis played six pro seasons in the IHL, AHL, ECHL, WPHL, UHL and CHL, and later in the Quebec Senior Hockey circuit. A native of Cornwall, Ontario — where he was inducted into the city’s sports Hall of Fame in 2012 — he is 41.
Jason Carriere: Left wing who played 18 games for the Ice in their inaugural CHL season of 1999-2000. He had one assist. He played five professional seasons in the WCHL, SHL, CHL and ECHL with 13 different teams. A native of Calgary, Alberta, he is 43.
Tyler Andrew: Indiana Ice forward in 2013-14 who tallied 10 goals and 14 assists in 47 games in his first USHL season. He recently completed his junior year at Ferris State, where he has nine goals and 21 points in three seasons. A native of Bethel Park, Penn., he is 23.