In the first game of a home and home series between the Fuel and the Kalamazoo Wings, the two teams will face one another at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday night. Indy has wins in six of their last seven games while the Wings are coming off of back-to-back losses to Wheeling and Fort Wayne.
TIME: 7:00 p.m. ET
WATCH/LISTEN: FloSports, Mixlr.com/IndyFuel
LAST TIME OUT
Playing their third game in three days, the Indy Fuel visited the Kalamazoo Wings on Sunday, December 19. Indy would score six goals throughout the 60 minutes but the Wings five goals in 4:07 in the third period would give them the win on Sunday.
Tallying Indy’s first goal on Friday night, Indy’s Jared Thomas has points in his last seven games. With four goals and six assists in his last seven contests, Thomas leads the Fuel in points with nine goals and 23 assists. Thomas’ 23 helpers this season puts him in second place on the Fuel in assists
Earning his 8th win of the season on Friday night, Mitch Gillam has wins in his last six starts. Stopping 19 of 20 shots on Friday, Gillam has only allowed seven goals on 112 shots by the Cyclones. Facing the Wings on Saturday night, Gillam will face a team that has put up 11 goals in two games when he has started.
Scoring Indy’s eventual game-winning goal on Friday, Jacob Leguerrier picked up his first goal since November 19. Splitting his time with Rockford this season, Leguerrier is 3rd among Fuel defensemen in goals (3). Tallying an assist on Jared Thomas’ goal on Friday, Mike Lee has 24 helpers this year, putting him in 1st in among ECHL defensemen.
Tallying two assists on Friday night, Darien Craighead continues to move up the Indy Fuel points standings. The 2nd-year pro has skated in 36 games this season, 14 for the Fuel, and has registered 12 goals and 15 assists. Since joining the Fuel in mid-December Craighead has earned six goals and 10 assists in 14 games.
Forward Spencer Watson is two goals away from taking 2nd place on the Indy Fuel’s all-time goals list. In his third full season with the Fuel, Watson has scored a total of 61 goals in 131 games, putting him one goal behind Ryan Rupert for 2nd and 19 behind Josh Shalla for 1st place. With 16 goals in 32 games this season, Watson is on pace to break his own record for goals in a season.
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