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INDY HOSTS FORT WAYNE KOMETS IN SEASON OPENER

Friday, October 21st
INDY HOSTS FORT WAYNE KOMETS IN SEASON OPENER
GAME DAY INFORMATION

GAME DAY TIMING:-5:30-6:45 P.M.: Pregame festivities on the Plaza. Come out to enjoy the Fuel inflatables, a DJ and some beverages before the hockey begins!-6 P.M.: Doors open-7 P.M.: Puck dropPARKING: Parking at Indiana State Fairgrounds is $10. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to park due to anticipated large crowds at the Fairgrounds. Infield parking is not available at this time due to set up for the Christmas light show.TICKETS: Tickets for tonight’s game can be purchased at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office or online HERE. Kids two and under do not need a ticket as long as they sit on the lap of a ticketed patron. BAG POLICY:The Indy Fuel now follow the same bag policy as all Indiana State Fairgrounds events. All bags are subject to search upon entering the arena. All bags larger than 14” x 14” x 6” (backpacks, suitcases, duffel bags, etc.) are prohibited. Please plan accordingly to help facilitate a quick and efficient entry process. Please report suspicious bags to an Indiana Farmers Coliseum team member.

You can view the entire Game Day Guide with everything you’ll need to know by clicking HERE.

ABOUT THE HOCKEY

INDIANAPOLIS- The Fuel open their season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum against the Fort Wayne Komets on Friday night. Last season, Indy had a 4-3 record against the Komets.LAST TIME OUT:The last time these two teams met, Fort Wayne took the final matchup of the season by a score of 5-2 on March 25, 2022. The final Fuel goal was scored by the dynamic trio of Lemos, Mandat and Texeira that are all returning this season.

DEFENSIVE DEPTH:After two preseason games where head coach Duncan Dalmao worked to secure his roster, it was clear that the Fuel’s defense had a significant impact during that set of games against Cincinnati. The Fuel’s defensive ability to turn the puck over and force a scoring opportunity was on full display last weekend.

Additionally, there were thirteen shots on goal registered by defensemen across the two game set. Defenseman Keoni Texeira even tallied a goal and led the team in points through both games. If Indy can continue to thrive on the blue line, it can only spell good things for the team.

WIDEMAN’S RETURN:Alex Wideman is making his return to Indy after four years since last being rostered on the Fuel. Wideman began his career with the Indiana Ice in 2009. With his return announcement, he also stated this would be his final professional season and he wanted to finish his career where he started it, in Indianapolis. Wideman was a 2016-17 ECHL All Star, and is tied with Spencer Watson for fifth place on the all-time Fuel assists list with 65. He is also fifth all-time in points, goals and points per season for the Fuel. Wideman has played 244 total ECHL games, scoring 204 points.

ABOUT CITIZENS ENERGY:

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