Thursday, June 12, 2014

This day in Indianapolis hockey history: June 12

Today lists three birthdays: former IHL Ice goaltender Jeff Cooper (52), CHL Ice Greg Olsen (39) and USHL Ice Chris Martin (23).

Jeff Cooper: Goaltender for the Ice for 10 games -- nine in their inaugural 1988-89 season, and one more the following year. Cooper had a 3-6-0 record with the Ice and a 4.07 GAA. His Ice career came at the end of a five year pro career that was largely spent in the IHL with Muskegon, winning the Turner Cup in 1987. He was one of the top goaltenders in Colgate University history and is currently a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Vermont. A native of Ottawa, he is 52.
Greg Olsen: Forward for the Ice in 2002-03, where he had 11 goals, 16 assists and 149 PIM in 63 games. He also had three points in eight postseason games that year. He played four pro seasons, with back-to-back 20-goal years in the UHL with Elmira before joining the Ice. He retired after his year in Indianapolis. A native of Calgary, he is 39.
Chris Martin: Ice forward for two seasons form 2009-11. In 93 games with the Ice, he had 18 goals and 16 assists, as well as three points in 10 playoff games. He went from the Ice to St. Lawrence University, where he recently completed his junior year. He has tallied 59 points in 112 games. A native of Kanata, Ont., he is 23.

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