Thursday, June 19, 2014

This day in Indianapolis hockey history: June 19

Two birthdays today:
Happy birthday to ... 
Ed Reigle: Defenseman for the Capitals from 1944-46, joining the team after a tour of duty in the Canadian Army during World War II. He had a goal and eight assists in 35 games with the Caps, as well as a goal and three assists in five playoff games in 1945. He played most of those two seasons for the Red Wings' "AA" affiliate in Omaha. He played the bulk of his minor pro career in Cleveland from 1949-55. He played 17 NHL games with the Boston Bruins in 1950-51. A native of Winnipeg, he was born in 1924. He passed away in 2003 at age 79.
Shane Berschbach: Ice winger from 2008-10. He had 32 goals and 47 assists in 98 USHL games with the Ice, as well as 17 points in 19 playoff games. He had four goals and six assists in 10 games to help lead the Ice to the 2009 Clark Cup championship. He also led the team with four goals in the 2010 playoffs. He recently completed a four-year career with Western Michigan, where he had 39 goals and 78 assists in 146 games. He led the Broncos with 16 goals and 38 points this season. After finishing his collegiate career this spring, he played for the ECHL's Kalamazoo Wings, scoring a goal and an assist in three games. A native of Clawson, Mich., he is 23.

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