Indy Fuel

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Indy Fuel
2017–18 ECHL season
A hockey puck with the team name written around it and stars emblazoned on it
City Indianapolis, Indiana
League ECHL
Conference Western
Division Central
Founded 2013
Home arena Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Colors Red, gold, black, white
                   
Owner(s) Indiana Hockey Club, LLC (Jim & Sean Hallett and Jerry Williams)
Head coach Bernie John
Affiliates Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
Franchise history
2014–present Indy Fuel

The Indy Fuel is a minor league ice hockey team in the Central Division of the ECHL's Western Conference and began play in the 2014–15 season. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Fuel play their home games at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on the Indiana State Fairgrounds.[1] They are affiliated with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

History[edit]

On November 11, 2013, the ECHL's board of governors approved the expansion membership application of the Indy Fuel for admission to the league for the 2014–15 season. On October 17, 2014, the Fuel played their franchise opening game against the Fort Wayne Komets, reigniting the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne rivalry after 15 years in a 4–5 defeat.[2]

On March 7, 2016, the Indy Fuel relieved their inaugural head coach Scott Hillman and named Bernie John as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2015–16 season.[3] On April 8, 2016, the interim tag was removed and John was named head coach and vice president of hockey operations for the 2016–17 season.[4]

Season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA PIM Regular season finish Playoffs
2014–15 72 31 30 4 7 73 197 221 1026 6th, North Did not qualify
2015–16 72 32 36 4 0 68 174 201 786 4th, Midwest Did not qualify
2016–17 72 23 42 3 4 53 196 290 849 6th, Central Did not qualify

Current roster[edit]

Updated September 22, 2016.[5]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
61 Canada Armstrong, TravisTravis Armstrong D L 27 2017 Smiths Falls, Ontario Fuel
24 United States Bligh, NickNick Bligh C R 24 2017 Boston, Massachusetts Fuel
13 United States Burton, JackJack Burton D R 25 2017 Reisterstown, Maryland Fuel
Canada Clarke, GarrettGarrett Clarke D L 24 2017 Windsor, Nova Scotia Fuel
Canada Cortese, AnthonyAnthony Cortese D R 23 2017 Pierrefonds, Quebec Fuel
United States Descoteaux, NolanNolan Descoteaux D L 27 2017 Dallas, Texas Fuel
United States Johnson, MattMatt Johnson F L 26 2017 Clinton Township, Michigan Fuel
United States Llewellyn, DarbyDarby Llewellyn LW L 21 2017 Ann Arbor, Michigan Fuel
3 United States Miskovic, ZachZach Miskovic (C) D R 32 2015 River Forest, Illinois Fuel
21 Canada Neal, MichaelMichael Neal LW L 28 2017 Whitby, Ontario Fuel
Canada Reid, CamCam Reid C L 26 2017 Delta, British Columbia Fuel
United States Reilly, ConnorConnor Reilly C L 25 2017 Chanhassen, Minnesota Fuel
20 Canada Rupert, MattMatt Rupert LW L 23 2016 London, Ontario Fuel
Canada Rupert, RyanRyan Rupert C L 23 2017 London, Ontario Fuel
United States Schmit, AndrewAndrew Schmit F R 26 2017 Grafton, Wisconsin Fuel
United States Seckel, ReedReed Seckel LW L 28 2017 Melvin, Michigan Fuel
26 United States Vance, TroyTroy Vance D R 24 2017 Goshen, New York Fuel
Canada Walker, GeoffGeoff Walker RW R 29 2017 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Fuel
6 United States Williams, ChrisChris Williams D R 26 2016 Pottstown, Pennsylvania Fuel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City's new pro hockey team to be called Indy Fuel". Indianapolis Business Journal. IBJ Media. November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indy Fuel lose franchise opener 5–4 to Fort Wayne". Indy Star. 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Fuel Make Coaching Change". Indy Fuel. March 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bernie John named Indy Fuel head coach". Indy Fuel. April 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Indy Fuel roster". Indy Fuel. 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 

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