Indianapolis Hockey

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Indianapolis has been home to eight professional hockey teams in four different leagues off and on since 1939. In that span, seven championship cups (1942, 1950, 1958, 1982, 1983, 1990, and 2000) were claimed by the Circle City, and dozens of Indianapolis icemen went on to win the coveted Stanley Cup in the NHL. And it was at Indy's Market Square Arena that the legendary Wayne Gretzky, the "Great One" began his professional career, skating for eight games with the Indianapolis Racers in 1978 before joining fellow ex-Racer Mark Messier to dominate the NHL in Edmonton. Indianapolis Hockey tells the story of the teams and players who have created such a rich hockey history in the state capital, from the earliest Capitals teams of mid-century through the Indianapolis Ice of today.
ISBN: 9780738533360
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Indiana
Series: Images of Sports
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Andrew Smith, a lifelong Indy hockey fan, grew up in the Coliseum watching the Checkers and has become a leading historian of local hockey history. He is a member of the Hockey Research Association and editor of Indy Hockey History online (
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