December 29 in Indianapolis hockey history
1956: The Chiefs beat Huntington 9-1, setting a club record for win margin in a game. Pierre Brillant scores, adds two assists. Marc Boileau and Bob Bowness also score twice.
1981: The Checkers nearly pack the Coliseum, as 7,526 turn out to see a 4-2 victory over the Tulsa Oilers. Kelly Hrudey tends net. It is the third in what would be an eight-game winning streak.
1998: Sylvain Cloutier scores a hat trick for the Ice, but they fall to Fort Wayne 9-5.
Mike Ratchford: Center for the Chiefs in 1960-61, playing six games. He had three assists in what would be his final pro season. A native of Sudbury, Ont., he was born in 1933.
Neil Davey: Defenseman for the Checkers in 1986-87, where he had two goals and 11 assists in 44 games. It was the end of a two-year pro career that was also spent with the AHL Maine Mariners and the IHL Toledo Goaldiggers. A native of Edmonton, he is 46.