October 4 in Indianapolis hockey history

October 4 in Indianapolis hockey history

1991: The Ice open their fourth season against the Fort Wayne Komets at home. 7,819 witness the Komets rallying from a two-goal deficit in the third to force OT and win 5-4 in a shootout. Dan Vincelette scores twice and Tracy Egeland has three assists for the Ice. It spoils the coaching debut for new Ice coach – and former Checker – John Marks.

1997: The Ice open the 1997-98 home season with a 4-2 loss against Detroit at Market Square Arena. A crowd of 7.099 witnesses what would be the final season opener to be played at MSA.

2008: The Ice open what would become a Clark Cup championship campaign with a 4-2 loss to Cedar Rapids at the Coliseum. Grant Blakey scores twice for the Ice, assisted both times by Shane Berschbach, in the loss.

2013: After starting 0-3-1, the Ice get their first win of 2013-14 by beating Team USA 4-1 in Ann Arbor. Jacob Pritchard has two goals and an assist, and Brian Pinho a goal and an assist in the win. Samu Perhonen stops 24 shots.

Happy birthday to …

Yvan Corbin: One of the most prolific scorers in local hockey history, Corbin played for the Ice from 1999-2001. In 135 games with the team, he had 137 goals and 119 assists. He also had seven goals and eight assists in the 2000 Miron Cup championship run, and 17 points overall in 17 playoff games with the Ice. He tallied 50 goals in 39 games in the 2000-01 season and finished the year with 75 tallies, tops in the CHL. He led the CHL in scoring both of his years with the Ice, tying with linemate Chris MacKenzie with 127 points in 2000, and then tallying 129 points the following year. He was named the CHL’s MVP in 2000. His 75 goals in 2000-01 and 62 goals the previous year are the two highest goal-scoring seasons ever by an Indianapolis hockey player. He ranks third and fourth on the single-season points list from those two years. He is sixth overall in career goals scored and 14th in career points for an Indianapolis-based team, despite playing just two years with the Ice, with 42 goals in 1994-95 with two teams, 52 in 1995-96 with SHL Winston-Salem, 31 in 1997-98 in France, and 60 in 1998-99 with WCHL Anchorage. He went on from the Ice for two more high-scoring seasons in the minors before retiring in 2003. He is now a real estate agent and has coached hockey in Anchorage. A native of Kapuskasing, Ont., he is 45.

Peter Bournazakis: Ice forward in 2001-02. He had 29 goals and 48 assists as a minor pro rookie. He came to the Ice after four high-scoring seasons at NCAA’s Rochester Institute of Technology, then a Div. III school. He went on from the Ice to play for seven more pro teams in the UHL, ECHL, CHL, SPHL and Europe before retiring in 2005. He had 20 goals in all but one of his pro seasons. He owns a business in Rochester, NY. A native of Toronto, he is 41.

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