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The Topeka Tarantulas were a professional ice hockey team. They were a member of the Central Hockey League. They played their home games at Landon Arena. The team was moved from Indianapolis where they were known as the Indianapolis Ice. The Tarantulas played one season and then folded.
Topeka was without hockey at any level until 2007 when the Topeka RoadRunners began play in the Tier II junior North American Hockey League.
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The Central Hockey League (CHL) was a North American mid-level minor professional ice hockey league which operated from 1992 until 2014. Until 2013, it was owned by Global Entertainment Corporation, at which point it was purchased by the individual franchise owners. As of the end of its final season in 2014, three of the 30 National Hockey League teams had affiliations with the CHL: the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, and Tampa Bay Lightning.
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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.
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