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IOWA LATE GOAL HANDS INDY 2-1 LOSS

Sunday, January 16th
IOWA LATE GOAL HANDS INDY 2-1 LOSS

INDIANAPOLIS - Playing their third game in three days, the Indy Fuel hosted the Iowa Heartlanders on Sunday afternoon. After coming back from a 1-0 deficit for the majority of the game, the Fuel gave up a late goal handing them their first loss of the new year. 

Outshooting the Heartlanders 4-2 through the first 10 minutes of the first period, each team would struggle to put together any significant offense. Corbin Kaczperski and Thomas Sigouin would combine for 15 saves in the first period, sending the teams into the locker room tied 0-0. 

Scoring the first goal of the game and of his season, Derek Whitmore beat a Fuel defenseman and tucked the puck past Sigouin to give the Heartlanders a 1-0 lead. Although outshooting the Heartlanders through the remainder of the period, Indy wouldn’t be able to get any pucks past Kaczperski. 

Throughout the first half of the final period, the Fuel would have two strong scoring chances but Kaczperski would fend them off. Indy would finally tie the game when Craig Wyszomirski fed CJ Eick a cross-ice pass and he one-timed it past Kaczperski, tying the game with 7:40 remaining. Iowa would respond and eventually earn the win after Jake Smith fired a shot from the goal line and beat Sigouin to make the score 2-1. 

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. Don’t forget to follow the Fuel on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (IndyFuel) for news, updates, contests and much more throughout the 2021-22 season. 

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