Indy agrees to terms with rookie forward

Forward Michael McNicholas signs with Fuel after completing NCAA career at the University of New Hampshire

Mar 6, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS  – The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced Tuesday that they have signed rookie forward Michael McNicholas to an ECHL contract.

McNicholas, 23, is looking to make his professional debut after recently completing his senior season at the University of New Hampshire. The 5-foot-10, 174-pound forward led the Wildcats in scoring this season, posting 24 points (5g, 19a) in 36 games. Over his four year NCAA career, McNicholas accrued a total of 22 goals and 58 assists over 117 games, including a career-high 43 points (13g, 30a) in 2016-17.

Prior to his collegiate career, McNicholas played two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League, where he collected 33 goals and 68 assists in 91 total games from 2012 to 2014 with the Vernon Vipers and the Nanaimo Clippers. The native of Manhattan Beach, Calif. also spent a season in the United States Hockey League with the Muskegon Lumberjacks in 2011-2012, where he tallied five goals and four assists in 48 contests.

The Fuel begin another crucial three-game weekend Friday as they host the Cincinnati Cyclones for Nickelodeon Night at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Both teams will wear SpongeBob Squarepants-themed uniforms, with characters from the hit show set to be in attendance as well. 

Single game tickets are now available for the entire 2017-18 Fuel season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum! Fans can also take advantage of a wide variety of ticket plans by calling 317-925-FUEL or visiting IndyFuelHockey.com. Don’t miss a second of the action during the 2017-18 season – follow the Fuel on Twitter and Instagram (@IndyFuel) and ‘Like’ the Fuel on Facebook. 


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