Happy birthday to …
Nick Deutz: One of the original Indiana Ice players, he played 33 games for the team in its inaugural 2004-05 season. He had four goals and four assists. He also played in the NAHL with Billings that season, and played the next year in the USHL with Sioux Falls. A native of Moorhead, Minn., he is 32.
Alexander Kuqali: Three-year member of the Ice from 2009-12. He played 102 games, scoring three goals and assisting on 26 from his defensive position. He also had three points in 14 postseason games with the Ice. He was dealt to Sioux City midway through his last USHL season, and recently completed his four-year career at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he has 13 goals and 46 assists in 153 games, including a 22-point junior season. He signed with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL out of college and recently finished his first full pro ECHL season, where he has 19 points in 69 games for Florida and Quad City. A native of Pittsburgh, he is 26.
Mattias Soderqvist: Ice goaltender for seven games during the 2012-13 season. He was 1-4-0 with a 4.85 GAA. He went from the Ice to Div. III Lawrence University, where he has gone 21-43-5. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he is 24.