Thursday, April 21, 2011

Today in history: April 22

Some Checkers Adams Cup championship postseason heroics on this day as we await the Ice's Game 2 at Green Bay (8:05 p.m.)

1982: Another thrilling OT game, as Kevin Devine scores with 29 seconds left to tie, then Monty Trottier scores 15:16 into OT to beat Wichita 4-3, giving the Checkers a 3-0 lead in their best-of-7 semifinal series. 
1983: The Checkers beat the Birmingham South Stars 7-1 in the opening game of the Adams Cup Finals. They would win the series 5 games to 2. Scott Howson scores twice and adds an assist, while Dave Simpson nabs a goal and assists on four of the Checkers’ five first-period goals.


Jack Hewson: Winger who played parts of two seasons with the Capitals from 1944-46, posting a 14-goal season in 1944-45 before being dealt to New Haven the next year. He also played in the old USHL and PCHL. Born in Brantford, Ontario in 1921.  , Brantford, ON 1921
Mike Barron: Defenseman who played 24 games and scored one goal for the Checkers' final team in 1986-87. Born in Braintree, Mass., he is 47. 
Marc Dupuis: Defenseman who played parts of two seasons with the IHL Ice -- 32 games in 1996-97, and then after stints in Orlando and Fort Wayne -- 55 games in 1998-99. He had four goals and 20 assists in those 87 games. After the Ice left the IHL, Dupuis had a short tenure in the AHL, ECHL, UHL and CHL, finishing his career with the CHL's Amarillo Rattlers in 2001-02. A native of Cornwall, Ontario, he is 35. 
Jason Carriere: Played 18 games and had one assist for the Ice's first CHL entry in 1999-2000, which would be the last season of a five-year minor pro career. A native of Calgary, he is 37.

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