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Fuel Visit Wheeling for First Matchup of the Season

Sunday, November 7th
Fuel Visit Wheeling for First Matchup of the Season

Earning their first home win of the season on Friday against Iowa, the Fuel turn to Wheeling on Sunday for the first game of a five-game road swing. The Fuel will be looking to earn back to back wins for the first time this season while the Wheeling Nailers are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Fort Wayne Komets

TIME: 4:10 p.m. ET

WATCH/LISTEN: FloSports

TEAM RECORDS

IND: 2-2-0-0

WHL: 2-3-0-0

LAST TIME OUT

The last time the Fuel met the Wheeling Nailers was the final game of the 2020-21 season. Resting several players for the upcoming Kelly Cup Playoffs, the Fuel would drop the final game of the season 5-2.  

FOLKES LEADING THE WAY

Entering Sunday’s contest, Liam Folkes leads the Fuel in goals. The first-year forward skated in his third game for the Fuel on Friday and tallied two goals, tying him for second place in goals among ECHL rookies. 

SHOOT THE PUCK

Earning a 6-3 win over Iowa on Friday, the Fuel registered 47 shots. Coming into Sunday’s contest against Wheeling, the Fuel sit in seventh place in the league in average shots per game with 34 shots per game. 

SCORING IS KEY

Through their first four games of the season, the Fuel have averaged the fourth-least goals against per game in the ECHL (2.50). Their opponent on Sunday afternoon has given up the fifth-most goals this season, averaging 3.75 goals against per game. 

BACK ON THE ROAD

Sunday afternoon will be the beginning of a five-game road swing for the Indy Fuel. In their first four games of the season, Indy has only played on the road once, earning a 6-0 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones. During their five-game road swing, the Fuel will face five out of six of their Central Division rivals.

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