October 11 in Indianapolis hockey history
1949: Terry Sawchuk opens the 1949-50 season in style, stopping 11 shots and shutting out Cincinnati 3-0. Don Morrison scores the game-winner against future NHL goaltender Gerry McNeil. 300 fans took the train to Cincinnati to witness the first game at the $2.5 million Cincinnati Gardens. Calum MacKay adds a goal and an assist.
1992: Tony Hrkac and Milan Tichy have three assists each as the Ice beat Fort Wayne 5-4. It’s the first three points of Hrkac’s outstanding season with the Ice.
1995: Former Iceman Sean Williams tallies a hat trick as the Minnesota Moose beat the Ice 5-3 in St. Paul.
1997: The Ice win their first game of the year, 5-2 over Fort Wayne. Martin Gendron scores two goals and adds an assist, including one 33 seconds into the game. Kevin Miller also scores twice. Brian Felsner has a goal and two assists.
2008: The Ice are dominant in a 6-2 win over Fargo. Torey Krug scores his first goal as an Iceman and adds an assist. Max Cook has a goal and two assists in the victory. Chris Paliafito makes 18 saves for his first win as an Iceman.
Happy birthday to …
Adam Redmond: Center for the Ice in their final CHL season, 2003-04. In 61 games, he had seven goals and 12 assists. It was the only pro season for the four-year player from the University of New Brunswick. A native of Calgary, he is 39.