Indy Fuel Information

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Indy Fuel
2019–20 ECHL season
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City Indianapolis, Indiana
League ECHL
ConferenceWestern
DivisionCentral
Founded 2013
Home arena Indiana Farmers Coliseum
ColorsRed, gold, black, white
                   
Owner(s)Indiana Hockey Club, LLC (Jim & Sean Hallett and Jerry Williams)
General managerDoug Christiansen [1]
Head coachDoug Christiansen
Affiliates Chicago Blackhawks ( NHL)
Rockford IceHogs ( AHL)
Franchise history
2014–presentIndy 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. [2] They are affiliated with the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. [3]

History

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. [4]

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. [5] 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. [6]

At the end of the 2017–18 regular season, the Fuel qualified for their first playoff berth. Entering as a fourth seed in the Central Division with 78 points, they were swept by the Toledo Walleye in the division semifinals. The team failed to qualify for the playoffs in the following 2018–19 season and the team released head coach Bernie John. [7] The Fuel hired Doug Christiansen as the general manager and head coach for the 2019–20 season following his first season as head coach of the Manchester Monarchs. [1]

Season-by-season records

Regular season Playoffs
Season GP W L OTL SOL Pts GF GA PIM Standing Year 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Kelly Cup
2014–15 72 31 30 4 7 73 197 221 1026 6th, North 2015 Did not qualify
2015–16 72 32 36 4 0 68 174 201 786 4th, Midwest 2016 Did not qualify
2016–17 72 23 42 3 4 53 196 290 849 6th, Central 2017 Did not qualify
2017–18 72 36 30 5 1 78 242 248 1195 4th, Central 2018 L, 0–4, TOL
2018–19 72 35 32 2 3 75 230 247 1032 5th, Central 2019 Did not qualify

Players

Current roster

Updated July 17, 2019. [8]
# Nat Player Pos S/ G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
United States Tim Shoup D L 24 2019 Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania Fuel
United States Joe Sullivan RW R 25 2019 Las Vegas, Nevada Fuel
14 Canada Samuel Thibault D L 23 2019 Sainte-Martine, Quebec Fuel
United States Brendan Warren LW L 22 2019 Carleton, Michigan Fuel
United States Charles Williams G L 27 2019 Detroit, Michigan Fuel

References

  1. ^ a b "CHRISTIANSEN NAMED FUEL'S HEAD COACH/GENERAL MANAGER". ECHL. June 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "City's new pro hockey team to be called Indy Fuel". Indianapolis Business Journal. IBJ Media. November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "FUEL AGREE TO NHL AFFILIATION EXTENSION WITH THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS". Fuel. May 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Indy Fuel lose franchise opener 5–4 to Fort Wayne". Indy Star. 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  5. ^ "Fuel Make Coaching Change". Indy Fuel. March 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bernie John named Indy Fuel head coach". Indy Fuel. April 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Indy Fuel to Make Coaching Change for 2019-20 Season". OurSports Central. April 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "Indy Fuel roster". Indy Fuel. 2018-07-05. Retrieved 2018-07-05.

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