October 1 in Indianapolis hockey history
2011: The Ice open the 2011-12 season with a 4-3 overtime win in Cedar Rapids, as Daniil Tarasov scores his second goal 2:50 into the extra session to win it. Jacob Fallon and Robert Polesello also score for the Ice.
Happy birthday to …
Leo Lamoureux: Head coach of the Chiefs from 1956-58, and again in the 1960-61 season. He coached the Chiefs to back-to-back Turner Cup Final appearances in 1957 and 1958, winning the championship in 1958. He also played 25 games for the Chiefs, all but one in the inaugural 1955-56 season, with five assists. Leo came to Indy after an NHL/AHL career as a defenseman that saw him play 235 games for the Montreal Canadiens, with 19 goals and 79 assists. He was part of the 1944 and 1946 Stanley Cup champions. He was born in Espanola, Ontario in 1916 and raised in Windsor. He passed away in 1961 at age 44 after a bout with acute hepatitis. After his death, the IHL named its leading scorer trophy after him.
Igor Ulanov: Defenseman who played one scoreless game for the Ice in the 1995-96 season. Ulanov’s brief stint in Indy was in the midst of a 15-year NHL career that spanned 1991-2006, plaing for the Winnipeg Jets, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. He continued to play in the KHL through 2009. Ulanov was a veteran of 739 NHL games, with 27 goals and 135 assists, as well as 1,151 penalty minutes. His best season was a three-goal, 20-assist year in 67 games for the Oilers in 2000-01. In retirement, he has been a coach in the KHL. A native of Krasnokamask, Russia, he is 48.
Kirill Lebedev: Left wing who played 23 games for the Ice in 2011-12. He had 10 goals and seven assists for the team, and also appeared in four postseason games. He has also played a handful of games in Russia’s KHL. A native of Magnitogorsk, Russia, he is 26.
Jason Salvaggio: Ice forward from 2012-14. He played 69 games for the team, with 20 goals and 17 assists. He also played in five games in the Ice’s Clark Cup championship run in 2014. Salvaggio had a 15-goal season in 2013-14 in 52 games. He recently completed his junior year at New Hampshire, where he just tallied a 23-goal season. A native of Hanson, Mass., he is 23.
Justin Hussar: Fuel defenseman for three games at the end of 2015-16 and the start of 2016-17. He later played for Fayetteville in 2016-17. A native of Lancaster, N.Y., he is 25.