Indianapolis Checkers

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Indianapolis Checkers
Indianapolis Checkers (IHL) logo.png
City Indianapolis, Indiana
League CHL (1979–84)
IHL (1984–87)
Operated 1979–1987
Home arena Fairgrounds Coliseum
Market Square Arena
Affiliates New York Islanders
Franchise history
1979–1987 Indianapolis Checkers
1987–1988 Colorado Rangers
1988–1989 Denver Rangers
1989–1997 Phoenix Roadrunners

The Indianapolis Checkers were a minor league professional ice hockey team from Indianapolis, Indiana. The Checkers' home arena was the Fairgrounds Coliseum from 1979 to 1985 and Market Square Arena from 1985 to 1987. The team originated in the Central Hockey League where they played from 1979 to 1984. The Checkers filled a void left by the departed Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. Indianapolis won the Adams Cup as the CHL champions twice, in 1982 and 1983.

The team transferred to the International Hockey League, where they played from 1984 to 1987. At the completion of the 1986–87 season, the team was relocated to Denver, Colorado and renamed the Colorado Rangers.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Coach
1984–85 82 31 47 4 69 284 318 Darcy Regier
1985–86 82 41 35 1 88 296 303 Ron Ullyot
1986–87 82 37 38 7 81 360 387 Ron Ullyot

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References[edit]

  1. Hockeydb.com Indianapolis Checkers Statistics 1979–84
  2. Hockeydb.com Indianapolis Checkers Statistics 1984–87