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Indy Fuel releases inaugural schedule

Indy Fuel releases inaugural schedule – season opener reignites rivalry
with Fort Wayne Komets, Oct. 17 at the Fairgrounds Coliseum

 First ECHL slate includes 36 home games, 15 against Fort Wayne, Evansville, Cincinnati;
team promises exciting competition, affordable family fun

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.)  The Indy Fuel today announced the schedule for the team’s inaugural 2014-15 season; the Fuel will skate against ECHL foes over a 72-game regular season, including 36 home contests at the newly-renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum.  The action begins at the Coliseum on Oct. 17 as the Fuel drops the puck against the Fort Wayne Komets, rekindling a long-standing hockey rivalry between the two cities.

The two teams will compete in back-to-back games, following up the opener with a rematch on Oct. 18 at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.

“It’s time for Fuel fans to start circling dates on their calendars,” said Sean Hallett, president of the Fuel franchise.  “Coach Hillman and the team will kick off the season with a tough pair of rivalry games.  We expect some Komets fans to make the drive down to the Coliseum, and we certainly want to send a group of Fuel fans to support the team on the road the next night.”

The schedule includes eleven games (5 home, 6 away) against the Komets, ten (4 home, 6 away) against other in-state rival Evansville Icemen, and nine matchups against the Fuel’s closest ECHL foe, current Kelly Cup finalist Cincinnati Cyclones (6 home, 3 away).

The first game against the Icemen will be held on Oct. 25 at Evansville, with the home rematch on Halloween, Oct. 31. The Fuel will face the Cyclones for the first time on Nov. 7 at Cincinnati, before welcoming the Cyclones to Indianapolis on Nov. 28.

For its first campaign, the Fuel will skate against 13 opponents in both home and away games.  The Fuel’s other ECHL competition includes Kalamazoo, Toledo, Wheeling, Orlando, Florida, Reading, Elmira, Gwinnett, South Carolina and Greenville.

“The ECHL schedule gives fans plenty of opportunities to see the team in action,” added the Fuel’s new head coach, Scott Hillman.  “I’m confident we’ll build a roster and a winning culture that will give Indianapolis an exciting, competitive brand of hockey each and every game.  We can’t wait to get started.”

The full schedule follows, and fans can also check out IndyFuelHockey.com for a printable PDF.  Season tickets are still available for the return of pro hockey to Indianapolis; to place a deposit on Fuel season tickets, visit IndyFuelHockey.com/tickets.  Mini season ticket packages will be available in July, and single game tickets will go on sale on Sept. 1.

About the Indy Fuel:

The Indy Fuel is bringing professional hockey back to Indianapolis, and will begin skating against rivals in the ECHL – the premier ‘AA’ league for the NHL – in October 2014.  The Fuel’s ‘home ice’ is the newly-renovated Coliseum on the Indiana State Fairgrounds, which hosted the city’s first hockey team more than 75 years ago as well as its newest professional franchise.  The Indy Fuel will host 36 home games during the 2014-15 season, providing exciting competition and affordable entertainment for the whole family.  Learn more at IndyFuelHockey.com, and connect with the team on Twitter @IndyFuel and at Facebook.com/IndyFuel.

 

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Indy Fuel 2014-15 Schedule:

Monday-Thursday start times 7:05PM, Friday-Saturday start times 7:35PM, Sunday 3:05PM.

 

Game

Day

Date

Opponent

Game

Day

Date

Opponent

1

Fri 10/17/2014 Ft Wayne

37

Sat 1/17/2015 at South Carolina

2

Sat 10/18/2014 at Ft Wayne

38

Mon 1/19/2015 at Gwinnett

3

Wed 10/22/2014 Kalamazoo

39

Fri 1/23/2015 Elmira

4

Fri 10/24/2014 Toledo

40

Sat 1/24/2015 Evansville

5

Sat 10/25/2014 at Evansville

41

Sun 1/25/2015 at Evansville

6

Sun 10/26/2014 Ft Wayne

42

Wed 1/28/2015 Gwinnett

7

Fri 10/31/2014 Evansville

43

Fri 1/30/2015 Reading

8

Sat 11/1/2014 at Evansville

44

Sat 1/31/2015 Elmira

9

Fri 11/7/2014 at Cincinnati

45

Fri 2/6/2015 at Evansville

10

Sun 11/9/2014 at Wheeling

46

Sat 2/7/2015 at Evansville

11

Sat 11/15/2014 Wheeling

47

Sun 2/8/2015 Kalamazoo

12

Wed 11/19/2014 Orlando

48

Fri 2/13/2015 at Cincinnati

13

Sat 11/22/2014 at Reading

49

Sat 2/14/2015 Cincinnati

14

Sun 11/23/2014 at Reading

50

Fri 2/20/2015 at Elmira

15

Thur 11/27/2014 at Ft Wayne

51

Sat 2/21/2015 at Elmira

16

Fri 11/28/2014 Cincinnati

52

Wed 2/25/2015 Kalamazoo

17

Sat 11/29/2014 Cincinnati

53

Fri 2/27/2015 at Ft Wayne

18

Wed 12/3/2014 Evansville

54

Sat 2/28/2015 at Ft Wayne

19

Fri 12/5/2014 Florida

55

Fri 3/6/2015 at Evansville

20

Sat 12/6/2014 Ft Wayne

56

Sat 3/7/2015 Wheeling

21

Thu 12/11/2014 at Orlando

57

Sun 3/8/2015 at Kalamazoo

22

Fri 12/12/2014 at Florida

58

Fri 3/13/2015 Evansville

23

Sat 12/13/2014 at Florida

59

Sat 3/14/2015 at Toledo

24

Wed 12/17/2014 Reading

60

Tues 3/17/2015 at Kalamazoo

25

Fri 12/19/2014 Toledo

61

Wed 3/18/2015 Ft Wayne

26

Sat 12/20/2014 at Ft Wayne

62

Fri 3/20/2015 at South Carolina

27

Fri 12/26/2014 Cincinnati

63

Sat 3/21/2015 at Greenville

28

Sat 12/27/2014 Cincinnati

64

Fri 3/27/2015 Reading

29

Wed 12/31/2014 at Ft Wayne

65

Sat 3/28/2015 South Carolina

30

Fri 1/2/2015 Toledo

66

Wed 4/1/2015 Toledo

31

Sat 1/3/2015 Reading

67

Fri 4/3/2015 at Cincinnati

32

Fri 1/9/2015 Cincinnati

68

Sat 4/4/2015 Ft Wayne

33

Sat 1/10/2015 at Toledo

69

Sun 4/5/2015 Elmira

34

Sun 1/11/2015 at Wheeling

70

Wed 4/8/2015 Kalamazoo

35

Thu 1/15/2015 at Greenville

71

Fri 4/10/2015 at Reading

36

Fri 1/16/2015 at Greenville

72

Sat 4/11/2015 at Reading