Indiana Ice

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For the former minor league team, see Indianapolis Ice.
Indiana Ice
Indiana Ice Logo.svg
City Indianapolis, Indiana
League USHL
Division East
Founded 2004
Home arena Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Pan American Arena
Colors

Navy Blue, Ice Blue, White,

              
Owner(s) Paul Skjodt
Head coach Jeff Brown
Franchise history
2003–2004 Danville Wings
2004–present Indiana Ice

The Indiana Ice is a Tier I Junior ice hockey team formed in 2004 when it was purchased from the former Danville, Illinois, USA, team, the Danville Wings. It plays its home games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Pan Am Pavilion, formerly known as Pan American Arena, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Ice played in the Eastern Conference/Division of the United States Hockey League. The President of the Ice is Paul Skjodt.

The USHL has placed the team in a "Dormancy Status" for the 2014-15 season while the organization focuses on development of a new facility and permanent home in the Indianapolis area. During this time the Indiana Ice organization remains a Member Club in the USHL, with membership on its Board and full rights to participate in the business and operations of the League. [1]

The Ice captured the regular season conference/division titles in the 2007-08 and 2013-14 seasons. The team won the 2009 and 2014 Clark Cup titles.

This team is unrelated to the Indianapolis Ice teams that existed from 1988 to 2004. Those teams were professional teams playing in the IHL and CHL.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Regular Season Finish Playoff Results
2004-05 60 20 33 7 47 169 209 1341 4th, Eastern Division Lost in first round
2005-06 60 25 29 6 56 186 224 1274 4th, Eastern Division Lost in first round
2006-07 60 27 28 5 59 182 223 1758 3rd, Eastern Division Lost in semifinals
2007-08 60 39 15 6 84 223 193 1305 Eastern Division Champions Lost in first round
2008-09 60 39 19 2 80 221 177 1060 3rd, Eastern Division Clark Cup Champions
2009-10 60 33 24 3 69 199 187 816 3rd, Eastern Division Lost in semifinals
2010-11 60 37 19 4 78 237 166 897 3rd, Eastern Division Lost in 2nd round
2011-12 60 36 15 9 81 221 183 985 2nd, Eastern Division Lost in semifinals
2012-13 64 21 37 6 48 181 249 816 8th, Eastern Division Did not qualify
2013-14 60 42 11 7 91 233 144 856 Eastern Conference Champions Clark Cup Champions

Season-by-season playoff record[edit]

  • 2004-05: Lost to Cedar Rapids 3 games to none in quarterfinals; the RoughRiders eventually won the Clark Cup title.
  • 2005-06: Lost to Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 3 games to 2 in quarterfinals; the Ice held a 2-1 series lead before losing the last 2 games.
  • 2006-07: Swept Green Bay 4 games to 0 in first round; defeated Waterloo & Cedar Rapids in round-robin pool play in Round 2; lost to eventual Clark Cup Champion Sioux Falls 3-2 in O.T. in Clark Cup Semifinals
  • 2007-08: Lost to Chicago 3 games to 1 in quarterfinals.
  • 2008-09: Defeated Cedar Rapids 3 games to 2 in quarterfinals; defeated Green Bay 3 games to 1 in East Division Finals; defeated Fargo 3 games to 1 to win the Clark Cup Finals.
  • 2009-10: Defeated the Cedar Rapids 3 games to 2 in quarterfinals; lost to Green Bay 3 games to 1 in East Division Finals
  • 2010-11: Defeated the Waterloo 2 games to 0 in first round; lost to Green Bay 3 games to 0 in Eastern Quarterfinals
  • 2011-12: Defeated Dubuque 3 games to 0 in Eastern Conference Semifinals; lost to Green Bay 3 games to 0 in conference finals
  • 2013-14: Defeated Green Bay 3 games to 1 in quarterfinals; defeated Dubuque 3 games to 0 in Eastern Conference Finals; defeated Waterloo 3 games to 2 to win the Clark Cup Finals.

NHL draft picks[edit]

The following table shows NHL draft picks that have played for the Ice. The tenure column indicates whether they were drafted while on the Ice roster, prior to arriving, or after moving on to college or major junior.

Player Draft Year Round Overall Team Tenure
Joshua Jacobs 2014 2 41 New Jersey Iceman
Rinat Valiev 2014 3 68 Toronto After Ice
Blake Siebenaler 2014 3 77 Columbus After Ice
Ryan Mantha 2014 4 104 New York Rangers Iceman
Dwyer Tschantz 2014 7 202 St. Louis Iceman
Adam Erne 2013 2 33 Tampa Bay After Ice
Justin Bailey 2013 2 52 Buffalo After Ice
Aidan Muir 2013 4 113 Edmonton Before Ice
Brian Pinho 2013 6 174 Washington Before Ice
Cristoval Nieves 2012 2 59 New York Rangers Iceman
Jon Gillies 2012 3 75 Calgary Iceman
Robbie Baillargeon 2012 5 136 Ottawa Iceman
Blake Coleman 2011 3 75 New Jersey Iceman
Brian Ferlin 2011 4 121 Boston Iceman
Sean Kuraly 2011 5 133 San Jose Iceman
Stanislav Galiev 2010 3 86 Washington After Ice
Anthony Bitetto 2010 6 168 Nashville Iceman
Nick Mattson 2010 6 180 Chicago Iceman
RJ Boyd 2010 7 183 Florida Before Ice
Nic Dowd 2009 7 198 Los Angeles Before Ice
Mike Cichy 2009 7 199 Montreal Iceman
John Carlson 2008 1 27 Washington Iceman
Corey Fienhage 2008 3 81 Buffalo Iceman
Garrett Roe 2008 7 183 Los Angeles After Ice
Ben Blood 2007 4 120 Ottawa Before Ice
Brett Bruneteau 2007 4 108 Washington Before Ice
Paul Carey 2007 5 135 Colorado Before Ice
Scott Darling 2007 6 153 Phoenix Before Ice
Brett Bennett 2006 5 130 Phoenix Before Ice
Brent Gwidt 2006 6 157 Washington Before Ice
Alex Kangas 2006 5 135 Atlanta Before Ice
Brian Gifford 2004 3 85 Pittsburgh Before Ice
Sergei Kukushkin 2004 7 218 Dallas Before Ice

NHL Icemen[edit]

The following table shows former Indiana Ice players that have made it to the NHL.

Player Ice Season(s) Most Recent NHL Team NHL Seasons
Joel Rechlicz 2005-06 Washington Capitals 2008-2012
John Carlson 2006-08 Washington Capitals 2009-
Torey Krug 2008-09 Boston Bruins 2012-
Cameron Schilling 2007-08 Washington Capitals 2013-
Paul Carey 2007-08 Colorado Avalanche 2013-

Head-to-head record[edit]

Through 2013-14 Season

Opponent Overall Home Road Pct.
W L OTL W L OTL W L OTL
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 24 28 8 11 12 6 13 16 2 0.467
Chicago Steel 47 20 4 27 6 3 20 14 1 0.690
Des Moines Buccaneers 25 17 3 16 6 1 9 11 2 0.589
Dubuque Fighting Saints 6 9 1 4 3 1 2 6 0 0.406
Fargo Force 8 6 0 4 2 0 4 4 0 0.571
Green Bay Gamblers 29 32 4 15 15 3 14 17 1 0.477
Lincoln Stars 17 12 2 10 5 0 7 7 2 0.581
Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 11 5 0 7 1 0 4 4 0 0.688
Omaha Lancers 14 12 5 6 6 3 8 6 2 0.532
Sioux City Musketeers 15 12 4 10 5 1 5 7 3 0.548
Sioux Falls Stampede 14 14 3 9 5 2 5 9 1 0.500
Tri-City Storm 18 10 3 11 5 1 7 5 2 0.629
Team USA 23 11 3 13 5 1 10 6 2 0.662
Waterloo Blackhawks 30 19 6 19 4 4 11 15 2 0.600
Youngstown Phantoms 22 13 4 10 5 2 12 8 2 0.615

Head coach history[edit]

Coach Seasons W L OTL PTS PCT Playoff W L PCT
Red Gendron 2004-05 18 30 5 41 0.387 --- --- ---
Dean Grillo 2005-06 14 21 6 34 0.415 0 3 0.000
Jack Bowkus 2006-07 13 11 2 34 0.538 2 3 0.400
Scott McConnell 2007 1 1 0 2 0.500 --- --- ---
Charlie Skjodt 2007-08,10-11,12 78 34 10 166 0.680 12 10 0.545
Jeff Blashill 2008-10 72 43 5 149 0.621 13 9 0.591
Kyle Wallack 2011-12 34 15 9 77 0.664 --- --- ---
Ron Gay 2012 7 16 1 15 0.313 --- --- ---
Jeff Brown 2012- 56 32 12 124 0.620 9 3 0.750

Coaching changes:

  • Dean Grillo replaced Red Gendron with seven games remaining in the 2004-05 season.
  • Jack Bowkus replaced Dean Grillo after thirty-four games in the 2005-06 season.
  • Scott McConnell served as interim head coach for the last two games of the 2006-07 season.
  • Charlie Skjodt took over at the start of the 2007 playoffs.
  • 5/13/08 - The Indiana Ice announced that Head Coach Charlie Skjodt had resigned as Head Coach to become the Indiana Ice's President of Hockey Operations
  • 5/14/08 - The Ice announced the hiring of Jeff Blashill as the new Head Coach of the Indiana Ice. Blashill was a Former Assistant Coach at Miami University
  • 4/7/10 - Blashill is announced as the new head coach at Western Michigan University
  • 5/25/10 - The Ice announce the return of Charlie Skjodt to the head coach position
  • 5/5/11 - The Ice promote Charlie Skjodt to President of the club, vacating the head coach position.
  • 6/1/11 - Kyle Wallack is named head coach and General Manager. Wallack was previously associate head coach at Yale University.
  • 4/9/12 - Kyle Wallack relieved of duties. Charlie Skjodt takes over head coaching duties.[2]
  • 5/30/12 - Ron Gay promoted to head coach and general manager.[3]
  • 12/4/12 - Jeff Brown hired as new head coach and GM. Ron Gay reassigned.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://web.ushl.com/news.php?news_id=2471
  2. ^ "Ice make coaching change heading into playoffs". www.indianaice.com. 2012-04-09. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Make way for coach Gay". www.indianaice.com. 2012-05-30. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Former NHL Star Brown To Assume Coaching Reins of Ice". www.indianaice.com. 2012-12-04. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 

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