September 4 in Indianapolis hockey history

September 4 in Indianapolis hockey history

1979: Former New York Islanders defenseman and assistant coach Bert Marshall is named the Checkers’ first coach

Happy birthday to …

Clare Raglan: Defenseman for the Capitals from 1949-51. He played 98 games with the Caps, with six goals and 27 assists. He also had three assists in 11 playoff games, helping the Caps win the 1950 Calder Cup. He broke in with the Caps as a 22-year-old minor pro rookie in 1949, and quickly got called up to the Red Wings for part of the 1950-51 season before being sent back to Indy. He was traded to Chicago in the offseason, where he would play 67 of his 100 career NHL games over the next two seasons. He had four goals and nine assists in his NHL career. He played minor pro hockey through 1960, spending the last season as the player-coach of the EHL Washington Presidents. His son Herb also played in the NHL. A native of Pembroke, Ont., he was born in 1927. He passed away in 2002 at age 74. 

Dave Inkpen: Racers defenseman from 1976 through the franchise’s folding in December 1978. He played 81 games with the Racers, with six goals and 29 assists. Picked in the second round of the 1974 WHA “Secret Amateur” Draft by Cincinnati, and in the eighth round of that year’s NHL Draft by the Islanders, Inkpen broke into the WHA with Cincinnati in 1975, and played in the league’s final four seasons with the Stingers, Racers, Edmonton, Quebec and New England. He had 13 goals and 76 assists in 293 WHA games. After the Racers’ demise, he finished the year in New England, played one year in the AHL, then finished his career with several seasons in Germany. A native of Edmonton, he is 63.

Cab Morris: Indiana Ice goaltender in 2009-10. He was 21-13-2 with a 2.57 GAA and three shutouts in 38 games. He also played three postseason games with the Ice that season. He went from the Ice to Dartmouth College, where he played in 31 games over four seasons. A native of Wilmette, Ill., he is 26.