Indianapolis Checkers

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.

Indianapolis Checkers
CityIndianapolis, Indiana
LeagueCHL (1979–84)
IHL (1984–87)
Home arenaFairgrounds Coliseum
Market Square Arena
AffiliatesNew York Islanders
Franchise history
1979–1987Indianapolis Checkers
1987–1988Colorado Rangers
1988–1989Denver Rangers
1989–1997Phoenix Roadrunners

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

1984–85823147469284318Darcy Regier
1985–86824135188296303Ron Ullyot
1986–87823738781360387Ron Ullyot


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

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