December 30 in Indianapolis hockey history
1939: Sid Abel scores the game-winner and has two goals in a 7-3 win at Springfield. The Hall of Famer would play 21 games and post a 7-11-18 line in the Capitals’ inaugural year.
1981: Monty Trottier has a big night, with 45 PIMs – three majors, two misconducts and a game miscondut. The Checkers beat Dallas 6-2 in Texas.
Rick Boyd: Right wing for the Ice in 1988-89. He had two goals, one assist and 113 PIMs in 27 games. He split that year between Indianapolis and Flint, and would play professionally from 1987-2001, primarily in the ECHL. A native of Fort St. John, B.C., he is 47.
Milan Gulas: Forward for the Ice in 2004-05, their inaugural USHL season. He had 12 goals and 10 assists in 30 games. He has since played in his native Czech Republic, including a 23-goal season in 2010-11. A native of Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, he is 26.