September 24 in Indianapolis hockey history
2005: The Ice open their second USHL season, beating Des Moines 3-2. Eddie Del Grosso, Brian Gifford and Ryan Peckskamp score in the second period to give the Ice a lead that a third-period Des Moines goal scored by Trevor Lewis & assisted by Kyle Okposo couldn’t overcome. Jay Clark stops 28 shots in his Ice debut.
Happy birthday to …
Paul Carey: Ice forward in the 2007-08 season. In 60 games, he had 34 goals and 32 assists with the Ice as they won the USHL’s East Division title. He also had a goal and two assists in the playoffs. He went from the Ice to Boston College, where he had 45 goals and 41 assists in his four-year career, winning NCAA titles in 2010 and 2012. Drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NHL Draft by Colorado, he debuted with the Avalanche’s AHL team in Cleveland in 2012, and followed up with a 19-goal season as a rookie in 2012-13. He made his NHL debut in 2014-15, playing 10 games for the Colorado Avalanche. In 2015-16, he signed with the Washington Capitals and had a goal in four games, while also tallying 31 points in 44 games for the AHL’s Hershey Bears. The following year, he had 55 points for Hershey and played in six games for the Caps. He now has a goal and an assist in 32 NHL games. A native of Weymouth, Mass., he is 29.