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Indianapolis Checkers
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City: Indianapolis, Indiana
League: CHL (1979–84)

IHL (1984–87)

Operated: 1979 to 1987
Home Arena: Pepsi Coliseum
Franchise history
1979 to 1987: Indianapolis Checkers
1987 to 1988: Colorado Rangers
1988 to 1989: Denver Rangers
1989 to 1997: Phoenix Roadrunners

The Indianapolis Checkers were a minor league professional ice hockey team from Indianapolis, Indiana. The Checkers' home arena was the Pepsi Coliseum. 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 CHL championship 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

Season Games Won Lost Tied Points Goals
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 47 38 0 81 360 387 Ron Ullyot


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

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