Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Today in history: September 28

One birthday today
Gene Peacosh: Member of the Racers in 1976-77, scoring 22 goals and 26 assists in 64 games. He added the punctuation mark that year with one of the most famous goals in Indianapolis hockey history -- his triple-OT goal that ended the longest game in WHA history. The rebound shot beat the Cincinnati Stingers 4-3. He ended up with three goals and three assists in nine playoff games that year, as the Racers swept Cincinnati and then fell to eventual champion Quebec in five games. He played 367 WHA games, with 165 goals and 165 assists. His best season was a 43-36-79 year in 1974-75 with San Diego. He also had 30-goal seasons with the New York Raiders in 1972-73 and with the Mariners in 1975-76. He retired following the 1977 season. A native of Sherridon, Man., he is 63.

Check out a YouTube retrospective of Peacosh's career.

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