Fuel weekly preview

A little bit of a hiatus was needed, and a little bit of a format change, but the Fuel weekly preview has returned.

Record: 13-15-2, 4th/5 Midwest Division, 11th/14 Western Conference

Last week

Fuel info

  • Goals for: 2.40 (27th) / Against: 2.73 (9th) / GD: -0.23
  • PP: 14.7% (23rd) / PK: 84.7% (8th)
  • Shots for: 29.00 (22nd) / Against: 30.17 (14th) / SD: -2.17
  • PIM: 9.67/game (28th)
  • Home: 7-6-0 / Away: 6-9-2
  • OT: 1-2 / SO: 2-0
  • Current streak: W2 / Last 5: 3-2-0 / Last 10: 4-6-0
  • Team leaders
    • Goals: Garett Bembridge 9, Alex Lavoie 8, Cody Sharib 8
    • Assists: Alex Lavoie 16, Ben Marshall 14, Dylan Clarke 11, Kevin Quick 11
    • Points: Alex Lavoie 8-16-24, Dylan Clarke 7-11-18, Garett Bembridge 9-8-17, Ben Marshall 3-14-17
    • PIM: Dylan Clarke 53, Josh Brittain 46
    • +/-: Nick Mattson +5, Peter Schneider +4
    • PPG: Dylan Clarke 4
    • Goaltenders: Shane Owen 5-10-0, 2.38, .918; Mac Carruth 8-5-2, 2.56, .917

This week’s schedule

Tuesday: at Cincinnati Cyclones (13-9-4), 7:35 p.m., U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
Radio: WXNT-1430

  • Fuel vs. Cyclones: 1-0-0 (1-0-0 at Cincinnati)
  • Previous meetings: 11/20 W 2-1 @CIN
  • Next meeting: Jan. 27 at Indy (3rd of 11 meetings this season)
  • Cyclones info
    • Goals for: 3.15 (8th) / Against: 2.69 (8th) / GD: +0.46
    • PP: 22.1% (2nd) / PK: 79.5% (20th)
    • Shots for: 29.00 (22nd) / Against: 30.17 (14th) / SD: -2.17
    • PIM: 11.00/game (25th)
    • Home: 9-1-3
    • OT: 1-2 / SO: 1-2
    • Current streak: L1 / Last 10: 3-6-1
    • NHL/AHL affiliate: Nashville Predators/Milwaukee Admirals
  • Cyclones leaders
    • Goals: Jack Downing 12, Zach Budish 9, Nick Huard 8
    • Assists: Nick Huard 15, Zach Budish 12, Andrew Yogan 11
    • Points: Nick Huard 8-15-23, Zach Budish 9-12-21, Jack Downing 12-8-20, Andrew Yogan 5-11-16
    • PIM: Cody Carlson 28, Dax Lauwers 28
    • +/-: Joe Wilson +12, Eric Robinson +7
    • PPG: Nick Huard 6
    • Goaltenders: Brandon Whitney 5-3-0, 2.82, .903; Neil Conway 1-3-1, 3.34, .898

Thursday: at Fort Wayne Komets (14-10-1), 7:30 p.m., Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN
Radio: WXNT-1430
Friday: vs. Fort Wayne Komets (14-10-1), 7:35 p.m., Indiana Farmers Coliseum
TV: HTSN-6.2; Radio: WXNT-1430

  • Fuel vs. Komets: 2-2-1 (1-1-0 at Indy; 1-1-1 at Fort Wayne)
  • Previous meetings: 10/23: L 0-3 @FW; 10/24: OTL 5-6 @FW; 10/30: W 4-2 @IND; 12/11: OTW 3-2 @FW; 12/12: L 2-3 @IND
  • Next meeting: Jan. 24 at Indy (8th of 11 meetings this season)
  • Komets info
    • Goals for: 3.20 (t4th) / Against: 2.88 (14th) / GD: +0.32
    • PP: 24.5% (1st) / PK: 83.2% (14th)
    • Shots for: 33.36 (4th) / Against: 27.20 (5th) / SD: +6.16
    • PIM: 13.56/game (20th)
    • Home: 9-5-1 / Away: 5-5-0
    • OT: 3-1 / SO: 2-0
    • Current streak: W3 / Last 10: 6-3-1
    • NHL/AHL affiliate: Colorado Avalanche/San Antonio Rampage
  • Komets leaders
    • Goals: Mike Embach 11, Shawn Szydlowski 9, Garrett Thompson 6
    • Assists: Garrett Thompson 16, Drew Daniels 14, Shawn Szydlowski 12
    • Points: Mike Embach 11-11-22, Garrett Thopmson 6-16-22, Shawn Szydlowski 9-12-21
    • PIM: Cody Sol 49, Will Weber 40
    • +/-: Drew Daniels +11, Jordan Southorn +8
    • PPG: Mike Embach 7
    • Goaltenders: Pat Nagle 8-5-1, 2.35, .913; Alex Vazzano 0-0-0, 0.00

Saturday: vs. Wichita Thunder (7-18-4), 7:35 p.m., Indiana Farmers Coliseum
TV: HTSN-6.2; Radio: WXNT-1430

  • Fuel vs. Thunder: 0-1-0 (0-0-0 at Indy)
  • Previous meetings: 11/25: L 1-5 @WIC
  • Next meeting: Final meeting this season
  • Thunder info
    • Goals for: 1.86 (30th) / Against: 3.24 (21st) / GD: -1.38
    • PP: 7.5% (28th) / PK: 83.8% (11th)
    • Shots for: 25.55 (27th) / Against: 30.24 (17th) / SD: -4.76
    • PIM: 14.66/game (14th)
    • Away: 2-11-1
    • OT: 1-1 / SO: 2-3
    • Current streak: Winless4 / Last 10: 1-6-3
    • NHL/AHL affiliate: Independent
  • Thunder leaders
    • Goals: Andrew Huff 7, Kenton Miller 6, Danick Gauthier 6
    • Assists: Peter Sakaris 9, Joey Sides 9
    • Points: Andrew Huff 7-7-14, Peter Sakaris 4-9-13, Mason Baptista 5-7-12, Ian Lowe 5-7-12
    • PIM: Dan Milan 45, Erick Lizon 38
    • +/-: Michael Neal +1, Landon Oslanski +0, Todd Fiddler +0
    • PPG: Danick Gauthier 2
    • Goaltenders: David Shantz 5-11-2, 2.95, .899; Grant Rollheiser 2-7-1, 3.24, .894

Fuel roster

The Fuel made a number of moves last week. Tim Hall was waived and claimed by Wheeling. Daniel Ciampini was called up by Rockford. Dylan Clarke was placed on reserve, and forward Michael Colantone was signed out of UMass-Lowell.

Current Fuel roster

Forwards (10)

  • (V) Garett Bembridge (6-0, 180, Saskatoon, Sask.). Age: 34. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (V) Josh Brittain (6-5, 220, Milton, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ontario Reign (ECHL).
  • Rhett Bly (5-10, 185, Regina, Sask.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Michael Colantone (5-11, 190, Brooklyn, NY). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: UMass-Lowell (NCAA)
  • Alex Lavoie (5-10, 170, Anjou, Que.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
  • Derek Roehl (5-11, 185, Clinton Township, Mich.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Braehead Clan (Britain). 2015-16 team: Valpellice (Italy)
  • (R) Peter Schneider (5-11, 191, Vienna, Austria). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Notre Dame (NCAA)/Indy Fuel (ECHL).
  • (R) Cody Sharib (6-2, 220, Needham, Mass.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Connecticut (NCAA)
  • Kyle Stroh (6-1, 185, Vibank, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL).
  • Matt White (6-2, 196, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Defensemen (7)

  • Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R) Patrick Koudys (6-3, 210, Smithville, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Penn State (NCAA)
  • (R/RFD) Sam Jardine (6-1, 205, Lacombe, Alb.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ohio State (NCAA)
  • (R) Ben Marshall (5-9, 179, Mahtomedi, Minn). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Minnesota (NCAA)
  • (RFD/R) Nick Mattson (6-1, 184, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: North Dakota (NCAA)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-0, 183, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 30. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (V) Kevin Quick (6-0, 181, Buffalo, NY). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Dundee Stars (EIHL).

Goaltenders (2)

  • (RFD) Mac Carruth (6-3, 182, Jackson, Wyo.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • Shane Owen (6-2, 195, Markham, Ont.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL).

Reserve (1)

  • Dylan Clarke (6-2, 174, Belleville, Ont.). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Rapid City Rush (ECHL)

IR (1)

  • (CHI) Dillon Fournier (6-2, 187, Montreal, Quebec). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)

Looking ahead: The Fuel host Evansville Jan. 8-9, continuing a January where they will play 12 of their 14 games at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.