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Indiana Ice
Indianaice
City: Indianapolis, Indiana
League: USHL
Division: East
Founded: 2004
Operated: 2004-2014
Home Arena: none; presently inactive
Colors: Navy Blue, Light Blue, and White
Owner(s): Paul Skjodt
Head Coach: Jeff Blashill
Franchise history
2003-2004: Danville Wings
2004-2014: Indiana Ice
Championships
Playoff Championships: 2014 Clark Cup

The Indiana Ice is a Tier I ice hockey team formed in 2004 when it was purchased from the former Danville, Illinois, USA, team, the Danville Wings. It plays the majority of its home games at the Pepsi Coliseum, located in the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. Some of its home games are also played at Conseco Fieldhouse, located in downtown Indianapolis, which is also the home of the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever basketball teams. The Ice play in the Eastern Division of the United States Hockey League. The President of the Ice is Paul Skjodt.

On November 26, 2013, the ECHL announced that the Indy Fuel was to be added to the league for the 2014-15 season.  The team will play at the Fairgrounds Coliseum (formerly the Pepsi Coliseum) which is presently closed due to renovations being done.  This was not intended to affect the Ice as they had played in the coliseum prior to it closing for renovations and have split their games between the Pan Am Pavillion and the Bankers Life Fieldhouse since then and announced that the team will not return to the Coliseum after it reopens. However, the team would go to an inactive status starting with the 2014-15 season. In mid-April 2015, the mayor of the suburban community of Fishers, Indiana announced a proposal for a multisport facility that would include a 4,200 seat arena which could be home to a revived Indiana Ice franchise. The community has scheduled several public hearings in April and May of 2015 and is scheduled to vote on the proposal May 18, 2015.

This team is unrelated to the Indianapolis Ice teams that existed from 1988 to 2004.

Roster & StatisticsEdit

Ancestral Team recordEdit

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
Western Michigan Wolves
1988-89 40 12 22 6 30 187 226 N/A 3rd, West N/A
Kalamazoo Jr. Wings
1989-90 44 27 11 6 60 256 197 N/A 1st, West N/A
1990-91 40 26 8 6 58 N/A N/A N/A 1st, West Champions
1991-92 41 15 22 4 34 168 193 N/A 3rd, West N/A
1992-93 40 31 6 3 65 230 124 N/A 1st, West Champions
1993-94 44 26 17 1 53 210 190 N/A 1st, West N/A
Danville Wings (NAHL)
1994-95 43 13 28 2 28 152 229 N/A 7th N/A
1995-96 46 14 29 3 31 158 220 N/A 7th N/A
1996-97 46 26 16 4 56 221 165 N/A 4th N/A
1997-98 56 31 20 5 67 233 218 N/A 4th N/A
1998-99 56 17 34 5 39 163 217 1,112 8th N/A
1999-00 56 36 13 7 79 201 175 1,744 2nd, West Champions
2000-01 56 37 15 4 78 219 144 1,603 2nd, West N/A
2001-02 56 26 22 8 60 168 162 1,274 2nd, West N/A
2002-03 56 30 19 7 67 198 157 1,532 3rd, West N/A
Danville Wings (USHL)
2003-04 60 29 23 8 66 171 178 1,309 3rd, East lost in 2nd Round
2004: team became Indiana Ice


Season-by-season recordEdit

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
2014-15 On Hiatus
2015-16 On Hiatus

Season-by-season Playoff RecordEdit

  • 2004-05: Lost to Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 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 Gamblers 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 Stampede 3-2 in O.T. in Clark Cup Semifinals
  • 2007-08: Lost to Chicago Steel 3 games to 1 in quarterfinals.
  • 2008-09: Defeated Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 3 games to 2 in quarterfinals; defeated Green Bay Gamblers 3 games to 1 in East Division Finals; defeated the Fargo Force 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 PicksEdit

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.

Player Draft Year Round Overall Team Tenure
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
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 IcemenEdit

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

Player Ice Season(s) NHL Team NHL Seasons
Joel Rechlicz 2005-06 New York Islanders 2008-09

Head-to-head recordEdit

Opponent Overall Home Road Pct.
W L OTL W L OTL W L OTL
Fargo Force 3 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.750
Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 11 5 0 7 1 0 4 4 0 0.688
Chicago Steel 24 13 0 14 4 0 10 9 0 0.649
Tri-City Storm 13 7 1 8 3 0 5 4 1 0.643
Des Moines Buccaneers 16 11 3 10 4 1 6 7 2 0.583
Lincoln Stars 11 8 2 8 3 0 3 5 2 0.571
Waterloo Blackhawks 18 13 5 13 2 3 5 11 2 0.569
Sioux Falls Stampede 10 8 3 6 3 2 4 5 1 0.548
Green Bay Gamblers 17 18 1 11 8 0 6 10 1 0.486
Omaha Lancers 7 9 5 3 4 3 4 5 2 0.452
Sioux City Musketeers 8 10 3 5 4 1 3 6 2 0.452
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 12 21 3 5 9 3 7 12 0 0.375

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 39 15 6 84 0.700 7 4 0.636
Jeff Blashill 2008-09 39 19 2 80 0.667 9 4 0.692

Coaching Changes:

  • Dean Grillo replaced Red Gendron with seven games remaining in the 2004-5 season.
  • Jack Bowkus replaced Dean Grillo after thirty-four games in the 2005-6 season.
  • Scott McConnell served as interim head coach for the last two games of the 2006-7 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

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