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Indy Fuel Pit Stop: Week 16

Monday, February 7th
Indy Fuel Pit Stop: Week 16

INDY FUEL WEEK 16 RESULTS: 1-2-0-0, 18-21-2-2 Overall (6th Central)

Wednesday, February 2 - Fuel 3 vs Toledo 6:

In the first of three games during the week, the Indy Fuel hosted the Toledo Walleye on Wednesday night. After giving up four straight goals to the Walleye, the Fuel would score three of their own. It wouldn't be enough as the Fuel eventually fell 6-3 on Wednesday. 

Friday, February 4 - Fuel 1 at Wheeling 3:

The Wheeling Nailers hosted the Indy Fuel for their first road game in February. Despite coming out with an early lead thanks to Riley McKay, the Fuel ultimately fell after Nick Hutchison, Sean Josling and Cam Hausinger scored three straight goals to earn the Nailers a 3-1 win.

Sunday, February 6 - Fuel 3 at Toledo 0:

The Indy Fuel made their way to Toledo on Sunday evening where they claimed a 3-0 victory, their first over the Walleye in the 2021-22 season. This win earned goaltender Michael Lackey his second shutout of the season and snapped the Fuel’s six-game losing streak.

INDY FUEL WEEK 17 SCHEDULE: 

Wednesday, February 9 - Fuel at Fort Wayne (7:30 p.m. ET, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum)

Friday, February 11 - Fuel at Kalamazoo (7:00 p.m. ET, Wings Event Center)

Saturday, February 12 - Fuel vs Cincinnati (7:00 p.m. ET, Indiana Farmers Coliseum)

GRABBING THE LEAD

Entering Week 17 of the ECHL season, the Fuel are 14-6-2-1 when scoring the first goal of the game. When jumping out to the early lead and holding on to it into the first intermission, the Fuel have given themselves a massive chance to win games this season, registering a 10-2-0-1 record. Holding on to a lead when going into the second intermission, the Fuel’s shut-down defense has earned them a 16-1-0-1 record.

BREAKING RECORDS

Stopping 28 shots on Sunday night, Michael Lackey earned his second shutout of the season and the Fuel team’s fifth of the year. With five shutouts this season, this Fuel team has tied the franchise record for shutouts in the season originally set in 2019-20 by Dan Bakala, Charles Williams and Chase Marchand. 

OIL DROPS:

  • Darien Craighead has three goals and two assists in his last three games
  • Riley McKay has goals in back to back games
  • Michael Lackey earned his second shutout of the season on Sunday
  • Ryan Zuhlsdorf earned his first point since January 22 on Sunday
  • Jan Mandat has two assists in his last three games
  • Jared Thomas is tied for third in the league in assists (26)
  • Mike Lee is 3rd in the ECHL in power-play assists (14)
    • Lee is tied with Thomas for 3rd the ECHL in assists

TEAM NOTES

  • The Fuel have a 12-7-0-1 record when playing at home
  • Indy is 8th in the ECHL in average penalty minutes (14.98)
  • The Fuel are 14-6-2-1 when scoring the first goal of the game
  • Indy is 12th in the ECHL in goals per game (3.23)
    • They are 21st in the league in goals-against (3.40)
  • The Fuel are 10-2-0-1 when leading after the 1st period and 16-1-0-1 when leading after the 2nd period
  • Indy is 13th in the ECHL in power-play percentage (18.8%)

 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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