Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today in history: January 19

January 19 in Indianapolis hockey history
Frank "Red" Kane: Capitals defenseman from 1943-45, with 10 goals and 22 assists in 110 games. He also had four assists in 10 playoff games. Kane played two games with the Red Wings in 1943-44, and continued to play in the minors through 1951, primarily in the "AA"-level USHL and PCHL. A native of Stratford, Ont., he is 89. 
Jim Shirley: Capitals goaltender for six games in 1949-50, playing to replace Terry Sawchuk when he was called up to the Detroit Red Wings briefly. He had a 5.17 GAA in those six games, and played minor pro and senior hockey from 1948-60. A native of Rosetown, Sask., he was born in 1929. 
Billy Carroll: Checkers center from 1979-81. The Islanders' second-round pick in 1979, Carroll played 108 games for the Chex, with 36 goals and 54 assists. He also had an assist in seven postseason games in 1980. He got called up to the Islanders in 1981 and had 12 points in 18 playoff games to help the Isles win their second straight Stanley Cup championship. Carroll would be a part of the Islanders' lineup through 1984, winning the Stanley Cup two more times and appearing in the finals in 1984. The following year, he went to the Edmonton Oilers and won the Cup again. He played 322 games with the Islanders, Oilers and Red Wings before retiring in 1987, scoring 30 goals and 54 assists. He also had 18 points in 71 playoff games. A native of Toronto, he is 53. 

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