Friday, January 13, 2012

Today in history: January 13

January 13 in Indianapolis hockey history
1946: The Capitals and St. Louis Flyers combine for 17 goals at the Coliseum. The Caps win 12-5. 
1949: Rod Morrison (G, 3A) and Nels Podolsky (2G/2A) each have four points as the Caps beat the Providence Reds 12-2. It's the Caps' second straight 10-goal victory. 
1961: The Chiefs and Muskegon go down to the wire. Hank Therrien scores with five seconds left to give the Chiefs a 5-4 victory. 
1980: Bruce Andres scores the first hat trick in Checkers history against the Houston Apollos. The Checkers win 8-3. 

Kelly Hrudey: Checkers goaltender who joined the team in the 1981 playoffs and then teamed with Rob Holland in the 1981-82 and 1982-83 season to win the Adams Cup championship each year. He also played with the team the following year in a six-game conditioning stint. Hrudey played 104 games for the Checkers in the regular season, He had a 56-38-6 record and a GAA right at 3.00, with three shutouts. He had an 18-5 record in the playoffs in the two championship seasons. The Isles' second-round pick in 1980, Hrudey began to replace Billy Smith as the Islanders' top goaltender after 1984 and was a top goaltender in the NHL through 1998. Hrudey was the Islanders' goaltender in the famed 4OT "Easter Epic" game, making 73 saves in a Game 7 victory over Washington that ended after 128:47 of playing time. In 1993, he backstopped the Los Angeles Kings to the Stanley Cup Finals, winning 10 playoff games in 20 starts. He had a 271-265-88 record in 677 NHL games, with a 3.42 GAA and 17 shutouts. Hrudey was also 36-46 in 85 playoff games with a 3.28 GAA. After retiring in 1998, he joined the Hockey Night in Canada crew, and is one of the network's primary studio announcers. A native of Edmonton, he is 51. 
Chad McIver: Ice defenseman in 2003-04. He had three goals and 11 assists in 49 games. The Ferris State grad played five pro seasons from 2002-07 in the ECHL and CHL. A native of Thunder Bay, Ont., he is 34.

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