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Fuel Visit Wheeling to Close out the Calendar Year

Thursday, December 31st
Fuel Visit Wheeling to Close out the Calendar Year

Entering Thursday’s game, the Fuel are riding high with a five-game win streak. Playing Wheeling in three out of the first five games of the season, Indy has won all three games by one goal each, two of them coming at WesBanco Arena. Heading into Thursday night, the Fuel are 3-0 when scoring the first goal of the game and will face a desperate Nailers team who has failed to earn a win through five games this season. 

TIME: 6:10 p.m. ET

TV/Stream: FloSports

TEAM RECORDS

IND: 5-0-0-0, 10 PTS 

WHL: 0-3-2-0, 2 PTS

TEAM LEADERS

IND

Peter Krieger - 5 points (3G, 2A)

Matt Marcinew - 5 points (2G, 3A)

Alex Rauter - 5 points (2G, 3A)

WHL

Michael Pelech - 4 points (0G, 14A)

Matt Alfaro - 3 points (2G, 1A)

Michael Joly - 3 points (1G, 2A)

LAST TIME OUT

Taking on the Nailers for the second half of a home-and-home series, the Fuel entered Wheeling with four straight wins to start the season. After defeating the Nailers on Saturday night in overtime, Indy saw Peter Krieger score two power-play goals and rookie goaltender Tom Aubrun stopped 36 shots on Sunday night earning the Fuel their fifth win and his first professional win. 

KRIEGER KILLERS

Scoring a shorthanded overtime goal on Saturday night, Peter Krieger picked up his first goal in a Fuel uniform. The 27-year-old forward registered two goals in Sunday’s road game against the Nailers and is now tied for the team lead in points. With both of his goals coming on the power play on Sunday, Krieger is also tied for the league lead in power-play goals. 

NEW RACE LEADER

Opening the season with five straight wins, the Indy Fuel are off to the hottest start in franchise history. Earning 10 out of a possible 10 points to start the season, the Indy is one of two teams remaining with a 1.000 winning percentage. Entering Thursday night’s game, Indy has won three straight games against the Nailers who are looking for their first win of the season. Thursday’s game will be the fourth meeting this season between the two teams and the first of four out of the next six games.  

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