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Indy Fuel Pit Stop: Week 8

Monday, December 13th
Indy Fuel Pit Stop: Week 8

Friday, December 10 - Fuel 2 at Cincinnati 6:

In the first of two games on the weekend, the Fuel visited the Cincinnati Cyclones on Friday night. Scoring three straight goals in the first period, the Cyclones would go on to defeat the Fuel 6-2 at Heritage Bank Arena. 

Sunday, December 12 - Fuel 2 at Kalamazoo 5:

Closing out their weekend set of games, the Fuel visited the Kalamazoo Wings on Sunday afternoon. Indy would see Spencer Watson score his 100th and 101st ECHL goal but it wouldn’t be enough when the Fuel fell 5-2 to the Wings. 

INDY FUEL WEEK 9 SCHEDULE: 

Friday, December 17 - Fuel vs Cincinnati (7:00 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

Saturday, December 18 - Fuel vs Kalamazoo (7:00 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

Sunday, December 19 - Fuel at Kalamazoo (3:00 p.m. ET, Wings Event Center)

WONDERFUL WATSON

Coming into Week 9 of the ECHL season, Spencer Watson has tallied three goals in his last two games. The fifth-year winger has played 18 games for the Fuel this season tallying nine goals and three assists. Through 18 games, Watson is fourth on the team in scoring chances, averaging 0.88 scoring chances per game. 

HOME COOKING

The Fuel return to Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Friday for back-to-back home games before heading to Kalamazoo on Sunday. Indy will play four out of their next six games at home where they have earned a 4-4-0-0 record. Following the holiday break, the Fuel will face their first opponent outside of the Central Division when they host the Norfolk Admirals for back-to-back games on December 28 and 29. 

OIL DROPS:

  • Spencer Watson has three goals in his last two games
    • Watson’s scored his 100th and 101st ECHL goals on Sunday
  • Jared Thomas has three goals and seven assists in his last nine games
  • Jacob Leguerrier has three assists in his last four games
  • Brent Gates has one goal and six assists in his last six games
  • Riley McKay is third in the ECHL in penalty minutes (74)
  • Mike Lee is second among ECHL defensemen in assists (14)
    • Lee is tied for third place in points (3g, 14a)

Team Notes

  • Indy is 6th in the ECHL in average penalty minutes (16.60 per game)
  • Through their first 15 games, the Fuel are 4-4-0-0 at home and 2-7-2-1 on the road
  • Indy is 5-4-2-1 when scoring the first goal of the game
  • The Fuel power play has scored on 17.5% of their chances this season
    • The Fuel have also killed off 77% of their penalties
  • Indy is tied 26-26 with their opponents in the third period
  • Indy has outshot their opponents 210-164 in the third period this season
  • Through 15 games, the Fuel are averaging 2.85 goals per game
    • The Fuel are averaging 3.55 goals against per game
  • The Fuel are 5-0-0-0 when leading after the second period but are 1-1-2-1 when tied after the first 

 TICKET INFORMATION:

Various ticket options are now on sale for the Fuel’s 8th season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum! Lock up your seat for every second of the action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum with a Fuel Ticket Plan – grab yours by heading to IndyFuelHockey.com or by calling the Fuel front office at 317-925-FUEL.

BROADCAST: 

Catch every home game this season with a free online radio stream at IndyFuelHockey.com! Click the “Watch/Listen Live” button to hear Andrew Smith and Nick Olczyk 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 FloSports! 

FOLLOW THE FUEL: 

Don’t forget to follow the Fuel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok (IndyFuel) for news, updates, contests and much more throughout the 2021-22 season! Join the Fuel by using the hashtag #FuelTheFire on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

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