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The Indianapolis Capitals/Cincinnati Wings were a professional ice hockey team that operated for one season in the Central Professional Hockey League (CPHL). Originally named the Indianapolis Capitals, the team started the 1963-64 season playing out of the Fairgrounds Coliseum in Indianapolis, but only 9 games into the season a gas explosion during an ice show destroyed the Indianapolis Coliseum. The Capitols parent club, the Detroit Red Wings, terminated their lease on the rink and moved the franchise to Cincinnati, Ohio to become the Cincinnati Wings. [1] The Wings relocated to Memphis, Tennessee for the 1964-65 season to become the Memphis Wings.

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In 1963-64 the combined Indianapolis/Cincinnati team had a record of 12-53-7-31 and finished in 5th (last) place in the CPHL.

Indianapolis Capitols/Cincinnati Wings roster

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