May 11 in Indianapolis hockey history
1990: The Ice use a potent power play to rally in the third period and beat Muskegon 5-2 in Game 2 of the Turner Cup Final. Mike Stapleton and Warren Rychel score third-period power play goals to break the tie and Jari Torkki adds an empty-netter to seal it. Jim Waite stops 20 shots.
2000: The Ice steamroll Columbus 5-2 on the road to even up the Miron Cup Final at 3-3. Chris MacKenzie’s game-winner stands up.
Happy birthday to …
Locke Jillson: Forward who played 16 games for the Ice in 2007-08, with two assists, after being dealt from Des Moines. He went from there to a four-year career at Cornell, where he had 45 career points. Since graduating in 2012, he played 11 minor pro games with CHL Fort Worth and SPHL Peoria from 2012-14. A native of Dallas, Texas, he is 29.
Rinat Valiev: Defenseman who played 36 games for the Ice in 2012-13, tallying 13 points in 36 games. He moved to the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice in 2013-14. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and recently finished his junior season with 46 points and a +22 rating in 52 games. Valiev also had five points in seven playoff games with the Ice, and made his NHL debut in 2015-16, playing 10 games for the Maple Leafs. Over two full pro seasons, he has seven goals and 29 assists in 109 AHL games with Toronto. A native of Nizhnekamsk, Russia, he is 22.
Brian Pinho: Ice center who has tallied 28 goals and 28 assists in 59 games during his first season with the Ice, and scored the Clark Cup-winning goal in 2014’s Game 5 against Waterloo. He was a sixth-round pick of the Washington Capitals in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Pinho won back-to-back titles at different levels – not only did he help lead the Ice to a Clark Cup in 2014, he had 18 points in 39 games for NCAA champion Providence College as a freshman in 2014-15. Over three years at Providence, he has 83 points in 117 games, including 40 as a junior. A native of North Andover, Mass., he is 22.