|Home Arena:||none; presently inactive|
|Colors:||Navy Blue, Light Blue, and White|
|Head Coach:||Jeff Blashill|
|Playoff Championships:||2014 Clark Cup|
The Indiana Ice was a Tier I junior ice hockey team and member club of the United States Hockey League (USHL) that was formed in 2004 when the Danville Wings were purchased and moved from their location in Danville, Illinois, to Indianapolis, Indiana. The Ice captured the regular season division titles in the 2007–08 and 2013–14 seasons and won the 2009 and 2014 Clark Cup titles. Before the 2012–13 season, the Ice played their home games at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. From 2012 to 2014, the Ice split their home games between the Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the Pan American Arena. The Ice played in the Eastern Conference/Division of the United States Hockey League.
The USHL has granted the team in dormancy status for the 2014–15 season while the organization focuses on development of a new facility. In January 2015, the USHL approved of the team's proposed future home, the Lyceum Pavilion, in the Indianapolis area. During this time, the Indiana Ice organization remained a member club in the USHL, with membership on its board and full rights to participate in the business and operations of the league. Since then, there have been no updates on the status of the team.
This team is unrelated to the Indianapolis Ice teams that existed from 1988 to 2004.
Roster & Statistics
|Western Michigan Wolves|
|Kalamazoo Jr. Wings|
|Danville Wings (NAHL)|
|Danville Wings (USHL)|
|2003-04||60||29||23||8||66||171||178||1,309||3rd, East||lost in 2nd Round|
|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
- 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 Picks
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.
|Nic Dowd||2009||7||198||Los Angeles||Before Ice|
|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|
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|
|Ohio Junior Blue Jackets||11||5||0||7||1||0||4||4||0||0.688|
|Des Moines Buccaneers||16||11||3||10||4||1||6||7||2||0.583|
|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|
|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
- 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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- Indiana Ice approved to play in Lyceum Pavilion by USHL. Indy Star (January 14, 2015).
- Indiana Ice Granted Dormancy for 2014-15 USHL Season. USHL (May 4, 2014).