October 22 in Indianapolis hockey history

October 22 in Indianapolis hockey history

1978: Wayne Gretzky scores his third and final goal as a Racer, 3:36 into the third of a 6-3 loss to New England. Mark Howe has a hat trick and Gordie Howe also scores a goal. Gretzky also assists on Peter Driscoll’s first-period goal.

1980: Billy Carroll’s two goals give the Checkers a 5-1 win in Birmingham, giving them a six-game unbeaten streak to open the year.

1983: Todd Lumbard turns aside 24 shots as the Checkers beat Montana 9-0. Red Laurence has two goals and an assist, Ron Handy scores twice, and both Monty Trottier and Mark Hamway have three-point games with a goal and two assists each.

1988: One night after being drubbed 10-3 by Peoria, Rick Barkovich scores at 11:34 of the third to beat Pat Jablonski and the Rivermen 3-2 at the Coliseum.

1993: Shawn Byram nets a hat trick as the Ice win their first game in six outings, beating Peoria 6-3 in Carver Arena. Zac Boyer has a goal and three assists.

2004: Todd McIlrath tallies a four-point game, adding to three assists with an empty-netter in a 5-3 win over Green Bay. Tomas Klempa has two goals and an assist.

2005: Eddie Del Grosso has two goals and two assists in a 6-4 win in Lincoln, capping a seven-point trip to Nebraska. Justin Milo and Sean Dolan also have a goal and an assist each in the victory.

Happy birthday to …

Terry Kleisinger: Goaltender who played four games for the Checkers in the 1986-87 season. The former Wisconsin Badger played two pro seasons, including four games in the NHL with the Rangers in 1985-86. Since 2000, he has been an assistant with Colorado College. A native of Regina, Sask., he is 57.

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