1. Home
  2. News
  3. SOLD OUT FUEL CROWD TOSS WORLD RECORD 6,343 SOCKS IN SHOOTOUT THRILLER

SOLD OUT FUEL CROWD TOSS WORLD RECORD 6,343 SOCKS IN SHOOTOUT THRILLER

Saturday, February 10th
SOLD OUT FUEL CROWD TOSS WORLD RECORD 6,343 SOCKS IN SHOOTOUT THRILLER

INDIANAPOLIS- The Fuel hosted the Atlanta Gladiators for the third and final time on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 6,380 fans for Wizard & Sock Toss Night. After a tie game led to overtime, the Fuel won 4-3 after a six round shootout.

1ST PERIOD

Brendan Hoffmann got on the game sheet first with a slashing penalty at 16:18, however the Gladiators killed off the penalty before Matus Spodniak took a slashing penalty of his own at 18:49. 

Neither team scored in the first frame but the Fuel outshot Atlanta, 15-7. 

2ND PERIOD

Just 19 seconds into the second period, Chris Cameron took a delay of game penalty that the Gladiators capitalized on with the first goal of the game by Jack Matier.

At 3:32, Cam Hillis scored to even the score 1-1. Because it was Sock Toss Night, the Fuel fans in attendance let the socks fly after the goal and ultimately collected 6,343, the most ever recorded at a hockey game sock toss event. Kyle Maksimovich and Colin Bilek both claimed assists on the goal.

After the socks were cleaned up, Jon Martin scored to give the Fuel a 2-1 lead at 7:29. Seamus Malone and Chris Cameron both claimed assists on that goal. 

At 11:39, Hillis took a holding call but at 12:29, Atlanta’s Indiana native Jackson Pierson took a slashing call to force some 4-on-4. 

At 17:59, the Fuel ended up with a power play after Navrin Mutter was called for tripping, unsportsmanlike conduct and fighting while Indy’s Andrew Bellant was just given five minutes for fighting.

This resulted in a late power play goal by Maksimovich to give the Fuel a 3-1 lead. Spodniak and Ross MacDougall both had assists on the goal. The period ended a second later. 

3RD PERIOD

Hoffman got one back for the Gladiators at 6:32 to make it 3-2 in favor of the Fuel.

At 7:11, Spencer Kennedy and Cam Bakker both sat for two minutes for embellishment and holding respectively. 

Less than a minute later, Santino Centorame joined Bakker in the box for holding, however all penalties were killed off. 

Victor Hadfield took a slashing penalty at 13:11 giving Atlanta a power play opportunity which they capitalized on with a power play goal by Micah Miller to tie the game 3-3. 

Despite some good chances on both sides, time expired on regulation with Atlanta outshooting Indy 34-33 as they headed to overtime.

OVERTIME

Both teams had good opportunities to score in the overtime period but none better than the penalty shot awarded to Miller when Malone hooked him on a breakaway. Mitchell Weeks made the save though and play continued. 

After seven minutes, neither team scored and they headed to a shootout.

Through six rounds, Hillis, Malone and Martin scored while Weeks stopped four shots to secure the 4-3 Fuel victory. 

The Indy Fuel are back in action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on February 23, 2024 against the Wichita Thunder for Hockey is for Everyone Night. Tickets are available HERE

ABOUT THE INDY FUEL:

The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, are back at Indiana Farmers Coliseum for their tenth season. Check out all the Fuel’s promotions, theme nights and get your tickets now HERE

Don’t forget to follow the Fuel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and YouTube for news, updates, contests and much more.

--INDYFUELHOCKEY.COM--

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Made in America & First Responders Night
Saturday, February 24th
Made in America & First Responders Night
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Wichita Thunder
WIC Wichita Thunder
at
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Education Day
Tuesday, February 27th
Education Day
Puck Drops:
10:30 AM EST
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Cincinnati Cyclones
CIN Cincinnati Cyclones
at
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
International Women's Month Celebration
Friday, March 1st
International Women's Month Celebration
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EST
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Iowa Heartlanders
IA Iowa Heartlanders
at
Indy Fuel
IND Indy Fuel
Indiana Farmers Coliseum
FUEL LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK AGAINST THUNDER
FUEL LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK AGAINST THUNDER
FUEL FALL TO WICHITA THUNDER ON FRIDAY NIGHT
FUEL FALL TO WICHITA THUNDER ON FRIDAY NIGHT
CAM HILLIS LOANED TO HARTFORD WOLF PACK
CAM HILLIS LOANED TO HARTFORD WOLF PACK

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!

Our Affiliates