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Indy Meets Wheeling in Sunday Afternoon Matchup

Sunday, January 31st
Indy Meets Wheeling in Sunday Afternoon Matchup

Closing out the second half of a home and home series, the Indy Fuel host the Wheeling Nailers for the first time since January 2. Indy enters Sunday afternoon looking to earn back to back wins while Wheeling is seeking to win their first game since defeating Greenville on January 6. 

TIME: 3:05 p.m. ET

TV/Stream: FloSports, Mixlr.com/indyfuel 

TEAM RECORDS

IND: 12-2-0-0, 24 PTS 

WHL: 2-6-3-0, 7 PTS

TEAM LEADERS

IND

Nic Pierog - 12 points (9G, 3A)

Peter Krieger - 11 points (5G,6A)

Alex Rauter -  10 points (3G, 7A)

WHL

Matt Alfaro - 8 points (4G, 4A)

Patrick Watling - 8 points (3G, 5A)

Sean Josling - 6 points (4G, 4A)

LAST TIME OUT

In the first half of a home and home series between the Indy Fuel and Wheeling Nailers, the Fuel would score three goals in the first period in what would be a nine-goal game. Giving up two goals in the third period, the Fuel would eventually hang on to defeat the Nailers 5-4. 

NIC’S NOTCHES

In Saturday’s game between Indy and Wheeling, Nic Pierog picked up two goals, putting him tied for first place in the league in goals. Scoring two goals back to back in the first period, Pierog now has two games this season where he has earned multiple goals. The third-year pro sits one point ahead of Peter Krieger who has registered five goals and six assists on the season. 

SPECIAL TEAMS EXPERTS

Scoring on the power play twice on Saturday night, the Indy Fuel sits in fourth place in the ECHL in power-play percentage (18.6%). The Fuel special teams had a busy time in Saturday’s game having to kill off eight different man advantages, as well as a short 5-on-3. Entering Sunday afternoon, Indy has killed off 86.7% of their penalties, putting them in fifth place in the league in penalty killing.  

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