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Duncan Dalmao

Head Coach & General Manager

Dalmao is set to continue his professional coaching career after he served as assistant coach of the Brampton Beast for two seasons. The native of Toronto, Ontario is entering his third professional season behind the bench. Prior to that, Dalmao served as the associate coach of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens U16 team.

Prior to his coaching career, Dalmao has 11 professional seasons under his belt split between North America and Europe. After playing three seasons in the OHL, Dalmao played in 391 ECHL games tallying 49 goals and 152 assists with the Birmingham Bulls, Pee Dee Pride Roanoke Express, and Greenville Grrrowl while earning the 2001 ECHL Defenseman of the Year award.

He is the fourth head coach in Indy Fuel franchise history.

Geoff Schomogyi

Assistant Coach

Schomogyi joined the Fuel ahead of the 2023-24 season after coaching eight seasons in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) with the Georgetown Raiders as assistant coach, North York Rangers as head coach and Toronto Patriots as head coach. 

Prior to that, Schomogyi coached the U14 to U16 Mississauga Rebels of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) for seven years as the head coach. He has also been a strength and conditioning coach for twenty years with CFSC, FMS, and PN1.

The Kitchener, Ontario native played junior hockey as a forward for the Milton Merchats of the OPJHL before playing four sessons at UMass-Lowell where he graduated in 2003. 

Dennis Williamson Jr.

Assistant General Manager

A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Dennis serves as the Fuel’s Assistant General Manager.  “DJ” began working for the Norfolk Admirals as an intern in 2014-15 and served as a Hockey Operations Assistant for the team for the 2015-16 season.  After starting the following season in Norfolk, Dennis was hired by Bernie John of the Fuel to become the team’s Video Coach in November 2016.  DJ finished that season with Indy before returning to Norfolk to become their Video Coach for two seasons under US Hockey Hall of Famer Robbie Ftorek.  Dennis then returned to the Fuel during the summer of 2019 and has been with Indy since.  DJ served as the Fuel’s Video Coach for the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons before being promoted to Assistant GM this summer.  Dennis has many responsibilities with the team including live marking games, pre-scouting opponents, and managing roster transactions, as well as keeping track of numerous stats and analytics to evaluate the team’s performance on the ice.  A graduate of Virginia Tech, DJ now lives in Indiana with his girlfriend Lyndzi and their four children.

Darrin Flinchem

Equipment Manager

A long-time mainstay in the Indianapolis hockey scene, Flinchem’s involvement with hockey in the Circle City dates back to 1995 when he served as the assistant equipment manager for the IHL’s Indianapolis Ice. Other previous stops for Flinchem include the Jacksonville Lizard Kings (ECHL) four years with the Indianapolis Ice (CHL) winning the Miron Cup and ten years with the Indiana Ice (USHL) winning two Clark Cups. 

During his time with the Indiana Ice, Flinchem was also called upon to represent the United States at the World Junior “A” Challenge, winning five gold medals and two bronze medals with the USA Hockey Select squad.

Jake Flinchem

Equipment Manager

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Jacob has been with the Fuel since the inaugural season and became an assistant equipment manager in the 2018-19 season. He joined the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL as assistant equipment manager late in the 2022-23 season and helped them to the conference finals before returning to the Fuel as equipment manager in the 2023-24 season. Jake has worked in hockey since 2008 and was part of two championships with the Indiana Ice serving as am equipment assistant with his father Darrin. 

Dave Buchholz

Athletic Trainer

Dave enters his third season as the Athletic Trainer for the Indy Fuel. A native of Kansas City, MO, he grew up in Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, before moving to Indiana in late 1996. Dave is employed by Community Health Network Sports Medicine and directs medical care for the Indy Fuel players, coaches and staff, both on and off the ice. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and a member of the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers’ Society (PHATS).

Dave has been a certified athletic trainer for over 30 years and has worked with athletes from middle school to the professional ranks. Dave was the Athletic Trainer for the University of North Dakota Men’s Ice Hockey program (1994-1995) and Minnesota Hockey Camps in Brainerd/Nisswa, MN (1995), as well as the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the Northern League/American Association of Professional Baseball (1996). And, he was a volunteer Athletic Trainer for the Indianapolis Indians (1999). From August 2001 through September 2021, Dave was an Athletic Trainer at Center Grove High School (Greenwood, IN) providing athletic training services to the student-athletes in a variety of sports and extracurricular activities.

Dave resides in Greenwood with his wife, Pam. Dave and Pam have a son and a daughter, Isaac (Whitney-wife) and Rachel.

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