June 5 in Indianapolis hockey history

Happy birthday to …

Alfie Turcotte: One of a handful of Indiana-born players to play hockey for an Indianapolis-based team, Turcotte played 17 games for the Ice in 1997-98, with five goals and six assists. He came into the NHL right away, as the 17th overall pick in the 1983 NHL Draft by Montreal. He played 112 NHL games, nearly all with the Canadiens from 1983-85. He also saw action with the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals later in the 1980s and early 1990s, but primarily saw action in the AHL & IHL, as well as over four seasons in Europe. Although he was raised in Michigan, he was born in Gary, Indiana. He is 52.
Saverio Posa: Indy Fuel defenseman in the 2014-15 season. He signed with the team in December after playing half the year at the University of Windsor, and was reknown for his shot-blocking ability. Posa had a goal and six assists in 42 games with the Fuel, his second minor pro stint. He also played part of the 2013-14 season with coach Scott Hillman for CHL Missouri, where he had 10 points in 24 games. In 2015-16, he played for Cortina in Italy, where he had 17 points in 38 games. He returned to the ECHL in 2016-17, where he played for Cincinnati. A native of Grand Blanc, Mich., he is 26.

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