October 30 in Indianapolis hockey history
1941: Joe Turner, whose name would later grace the Turner Cup, plays his first game as a Capital. Turner shuts out the Washington Lions 1-0. Adam Brown – father of future Racers goaltender Andy – scores the game’s only goal at 9:42 of the second period
1947: Rod Morrison has his first hat trick as a Capital, but the Caps lose 8-7 to the Providence Reds. Cliff Simpson adds two goals.
1959: The Chiefs open the 1959-60 season with a 4-0 loss in Louisville. Ciff Hicks makes 32 saves, but the team is shut out by Lou Crowdis.
1960: Pierre Brillant scores his final hat trick as a member of the Chiefs, posting 3 goals and two assists in a 9-2 victry over Milwaukee. Howie Menard adds two goals and two assists. It’s the 15th hat trick of Brillant’s Chiefs career. Gus Braumberger adds two goals and an assist.
1975: Randy Wyrozub scores two goals 20 seconds apart in the second period of a 7-5 loss to the Calgary Cowboys. He then scores 28 seconds into the third to complete a natural hat trick in just 1:46 of clock time. Kim Clackson has four assists in the game.
1982: Garth MacGuigan scores his first hat trick for the Checkers in a 4-1 victory over Birmingham. Scott Howson also scores for the Checkers. Kevin Devine and Gord Dineen had three assists each.
1990: Jim Waite turns aside 22 shots in a 3-0 win at Kansas City. Tracy Egeland, Mike Eagles and Marty Nanne all score for the Ice. Alex Roberts adds two assists.
1996: Andre Racicot makes his first start of the year for the Ice, and turns aside all 23 shots he faces in a 4-0 shutout of the Michigan K-Wings. Steve Dubinsky scores against Roman Turek and adds an assist. Sergei Klimovich, Craig Mills and Christian Laflamme also score. Ravil Gusmanov adds two assists. The crowd of 1,320 is the smallest ever to see an Ice game, home or away. Laflamme and Dubinsky scored two goals in a three-minute stretch of the first period en route to the win.
1997: Ryan Huska scores 18 seconds in – two seconds off the club record – in a 4-3 win over Grand Rapids. Steve Tardif, Petri Varis and Eric Lecompte score to rally the Ice from a 3-1 deficit. Marc Featherstone and Eric Manlow have two assists each. Lecompte added an assist to his game-winning goal. Jani Hurme made his Ice debut, although he was pulled and Kory Cooper got the win in goal.
Happy birthday to …
Michael Del Mauro: Forward for the Ice in 2006-07. He had seven goals and three assists in 36 games, and also played seven playoff games. He went from the Ice to Harvard University, where he had 18 points in 92 games. A native of of Watchung, NJ, he is 30.