Indy Fuel Pit Stop – Week 6 (Nov. 12-16, 2018)
Fuel win one of three during Utah trip; begin three-game homestand Wednesday against ToledoNov 19, 2018
(Photo courtesy of Tim Broussard / Utah Grizzlies)
INDY FUEL WEEK 6 RESULTS: (1-2-0-0, 7-7-0-0 Overall, 3rd Central Division)
Wednesday, November 14 – Fuel 3 at Utah 4: Utah withstood an Indy comeback attempt to open a three-game set at Maverik Center with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night. Three unanswered goals in the second period helped the Grizzlies build a 4-1 lead before the halfway point of the contest, before the Fuel rallied with two goals of their own. Tim McGauley scored twice for Utah, while Josh Shalla, Connor Moynihan and Kevin Dufour each found the net for Indy. Goaltender Matt Tomkins was busy in net for the Fuel, stopping a season-high 40 shots in the loss.
Friday, November 16 – Fuel 3 at Utah 2: Indy dealt Utah its second regulation loss of the season Friday, scoring once in each period en route to a 3-2 victory at Maverik Center. Kevin Dufour's goal at 3:52 of the third period proved to be the game-winning tally, after the Grizzlies netted a late tally to cut a 3-1 lead to 3-2. Josh Shalla and Matt Rupert also scored for the Fuel, who received another strong 28-save performance – and a primary assist – from goaltender Matt Tomkins.
Saturday, November 17 – Fuel 0 at Utah 4: A 30-save shutout from Utah goaltender Joe Cannata helped the Grizzlies to a 4-0 victory in Saturday’s rubber match, as the two teams split the four-game season series two games apiece. Four different skaters found the net for Utah, which scored twice in the second and third period to secure the victory. Jason Pawloski made his second start of the season for Indy, stopping 20 of 24 shots faced.
INDY FUEL WEEK 7 SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, November 21 – Fuel vs. Toledo (7:05 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
FRIENDSGIVING: In town early for Turkey Day? Gather the crew and head out to Friendsgiving with the Fuel, complete with drink specials throughout the arena as Indy takes on Toledo.
Friday, November 23 – Fuel vs. Cincinnati (7:35 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
BLACK FRIDAY / FUEL DO317 NIGHT: Kick your Thanksgiving weekend into full gear Friday as the Fuel team up with Do317 to bring you $3 beer and soda, $1 hot dogs and $7 limited edition t-shirts as Indy takes on Cincinnati. Additionally, in honor of Black Friday, the first 1,200 fans through the gates will receive a free Fuel blackout t-shirt courtesy of IBEW Local #481!
Saturday, November 24 – Fuel vs. Kalamazoo (9:05 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
MARVEL SUPER HERO™ NIGHT presented by Financial Center Federal Credit Union: Some of your favorite heroes are coming to town to help the Fuel defeat the mischievous Kalamazoo Wings on MARVEL Super Hero™ Night on Saturday! Meet Star-Lord, Black Panther and Captain America, while the Fuel and Wings wear Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired uniforms. Bid on your favorite game-worn jersey during an in-game mobile auction powered by The Meigray Group.
-Indy finished the club’s first-ever trip to Utah with a 1-2 record, splitting the overall 2018-19 season series with the Grizzlies 2-2.
-The Fuel hold a 5-1 record so far this season in games following a loss, compared to a 2-5 mark in games immediately following a victory.
-Indy held Utah’s top-ranked power play unit to two goals on 15 opportunities over the three game series, a penalty kill success rate of 86.7%.
-The Fuel have scored first just one time out of their last seven games, but have an overall record of 3-4 over that span.
-Saturday’s loss was the first time Indy has been shut out since a 10-0 loss to Toledo on April 8, 2017, ending a span of 89 consecutive games where the Fuel have scored at least one goal.
-The Fuel play eight of their next nine games against Central Division opponents.
-Forward Olivier Labelle’s next point will be the 350th point of his ECHL career. In his eighth season in the league, the veteran forward has tallied 175 goals and 174 assists over 416 total games with Utah, Victoria, Reading and Indy.
-Saturday’s loss snapped a three-game goal scoring streak for forward Kevin Dufour. Over his last six games, Dufour has collected five goals and two assists, with his six total goals on the season tied for second on the Fuel roster.
-Forward Josh Shalla has registered at least a point in 11 of Indy’s 14 games so far this season. Shalla’s 16 points (6g, 10a) leads the Fuel and ranks 15th among all ECHL skaters.
UPCOMING EVENTS & PROMOTIONS:
Fuel Black Friday Pack: Save big while securing your seat to some of the best action this season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with the Fuel's Black Friday Pack! With this limited-time offer, you can grab bronze-level seats to five Friday night games for just $45. Head to IndyFuelHockey.com/BlackFriday starting on Tuesday to secure your package.
Fuel/Fox59 Pack The Pantry: The Fuel and Fox59 are teaming up to feed hungry Hoosiers during the Pack The Pantries campaign. All fans that bring a cash donation to Saturday’s game will receive a free Fuel tumbler courtesy of Financial Center Federal Credit Union. A $5 donation will help provide up to 15 meals to Gleaners and the Midwest Food Bank. Click here to learn more about Pack The Pantries and how you can get involved.
Individual tickets for all Fuel home games at Indiana Farmers Coliseum are available at IndyFuelHockey.com, or by visiting the Indiana Farmers Coliseum box office. A variety of Ticket Plans are also still available for the 2018-19 season, call the Fuel ticket office at 317-925-FUEL for learn more today!
Catch every home game this season with a free online stream at IndyFuelHockey.com! Click the “Watch/Listen Live” button to hear Voice of the Fuel Andrew Smith bring you all of the action from Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Fans can also watch all 72 games at home and on the road live through ECHL.TV!
FOLLOW THE FUEL:
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