Thursday, April 7, 2011

Today in history: April 7

Today is April 7. Taking a look back at this date in Indianapolis hockey history. 

1982: Red Laurence scores 5:08 into the second OT to give the Checkers a 3-2 victory over Tulsa and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-5 series first-round series. The Checkers would go on to win their first of back-to-back Adams Cup championships that year, bolstered by the offensive production of Laurence. He had been a free-agent signee from Salt Lake the year before. 

Eric Manlow was born in 1975 in Belleville, Ontario. The winger played 115 games for the IHL Ice from 1995-98, scoring 14 goals and 22 assists, joining the Ice straight out of junior hockey. Manlow would later play 37 NHL games for the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders.   

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