May 14 in Indianapolis hockey history

May 14 in Indianapolis hockey history

1982: The Checkers claim the Adams Cup championship, beating the Dallas Black Hawks 5-1 at the Coliseum. Garth MacGuigan scores a first-period goal to put the Checkers ahead, but the Hawks tie it after one. Red Laurence scores twice, sandwiched around a Randy Johnston goal in the second period to make it 4-1, and Steve Stoyanovich adds an insurance tally in the third to send the 6,423 on hand at the Coliseum into celebration mode. Kelly Hrudey stops 18 of the 19 shots he faces and is named postseason MVP. The Checkers win the series four games to two. It’s the first championship for an Indianapolis hockey team since the Chiefs won the 1958 IHL title, and the first to be clinched on home ice since the 1950 Capitals.

1990: The Ice clinch the Turner Cup, beating Muskegon 2-1 in front of 6,003 at the Coliseum. Mike Eagles and Sean Williams score second-period goals to give the Ice a lead. Williams adds an assist for a two-point game. Jim Waite turns aside nine shots in the third period, and the Ice have to kill off eight power plays to clinch the win. The team celebrates with the Turner Cup by taking it on a legendary tour of Indianapolis, in which it is significantly damaged during the party.

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