Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Today in history: Nov. 22-23

This date in Indianapolis hockey history
November 22
Wendell "Jamie" Jamieson: Capitals right wing in the Calder Cup championship season of 1941-42. He came over in a mid-season trade with the Providence Reds, and totaled 22 points between the two teams. He was a rookie that year, and would play professionally through 1951, primarily in the AHL with Washington, Pittsburgh, Providence, Cleveland, St. Louis and Philadelphia. A native of Brantford, Ont., he was born in 1914. 
Tom Micallef: Chiefs defenseman in 1959-60, tallying 11 goals and 32 assists, as well as 77 PIMs, in 61 games. He would return to the IHL after playing two years of senior hockey in 1963-64, and then retire. A native of Toronto, he was born in 1937. 
Bert Marshall: The Indianapolis Checkers' first coach. Marshall led the Chex from 1979-81, leading them to a total record of 84-62-13. He would leave the Checkers to take a coaching position with the NHL Colorado Rockies, and would be the team's head coach in 24 games, in which they went 3-17-4 and would move to New Jersey the following year. Marshall also played six games for the Checkers that season as a defenseman. He actually has some ties to Indianapolis' first entry into the CHL, as he made his pro debut for the Cincinnati Wings -- the renamed Indianapolis Capitols -- in 1963-64. He was in the NHL by 1965 and played 15 seasons -- and 868 games -- in the NHL with the Red Wings, Oakland/California Seals, Rangers and Islanders. He was a mainstay on the blueline for the Isles in their first six seasons as they made a run to respectability that would eventually lead them to four Stanley Cups. He is currently a Carolina Hurricanes scout, and his name appears on the Stanley Cup from the 'Canes' championship in 1996. Other than Ice captain Ron Handy's two-game stint as interim player/coach on an emergency basis in 1988-89, Marshall is the last player-coach in Indianapolis hockey history. A native of Kamloops, B.C., he is 68. 
Tom Rothstein: Left wing who played 25 games for the Checkers in 1985-86, totaling 11 goals and 10 assists. The University of Minnesota grad also played 13 games for IHL Flint that season, his only pro hockey year. A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., he is 50. 
Darin Kimble: Rugged right wing who played nine games for the Ice in 1995-96. He had a goal and 15 PIMs during his stint. He amassed 1,082 penalty minutes in an NHL career that spanned 311 games and stints in Quebec, St. Louis, Boston and Chicago from 1988-95. He was dealt to New Jersey during his stint with the Ice and then played through 2002 in the minors. A native of Lucky Lake, Sask., he is 43. 

November 23
1950: The Capitals begin a two-week, eight-game road trip, largely against eastern clubs. Defenseman Steve Black doesn’t go on the trip because he left his car in the hotel parking lot without antifreeze and didn’t want to leave it for the two weeks he would be gone. Red Wings general manager Jack Adams suspends him, he will soon be traded to Chicago. 
Bernie Ruelle: Capitals player in 1943-44, during the height of World War II. He had eight goals and 15 assists in that stint. He also played two games for the Red Wings and scored a goal that season. He played one more postwar season in the Pacific Coast Hockey League before retiring. A native of Houghton, Mich., he was born in 1920. 
Gerry Moore: The Indianapolis Racers' first coach. The Racers went 19-61-3 under his watch. He shepherded the team through a tough expansion season in 1974-75, and then was fired after going 1-4-0 in five games the following year -- in which replacement Jacques Demers would take over and eventually lead the team to a division title. Moore was an accomplished minor-leaguer as a player -- primarily in the IHL -- and coach. He was the CHL's Coach of the Year in 1974 with the Oklahoma City Blazers. A native of Ottawa, Moore was born in 1931. 
Will Hamele: Ice goaltender for one game in 2003-04. He had 14 shutout minutes in that contest. He played 11 other games that season in the ECHL, the only pro season for the Fredonia State graduate. A native of Dearborn, Mich., he is 33. 

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