Fuel weekly preview

The Fuel continue a January at home with three games against two division foes this weekend at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, hosting Quad City on Friday and Saturday and then welcoming Fort Wayne on Sunday.

Record: 18-20-2, 4th/5 Midwest Division; T8th/14 Western Conference

Last week

Of note: Peter Schneider scored two consecutive goals for the Fuel. Mac Carruth has allowed two or fewer goals in eight straight starts. … Carruth (2.37) and Owen (2.40) are 14th and 15th in the ECHL in GAA. … Ben Marshall is second in the ECHL in scoring among rookie defensemen (and ninth among all defensemen) with 22 points.

Fuel info

  • Goals for: 2.28 (27th) / Against: 2.65 (10th) / GD: -0.37
  • PP: 13.0% (26th) / PK: 83.2% (17th)
  • Shots for: 29.43 (20th) / Against: 30.03 (12th) / SD: -0.60
  • PIM: 10.13/game (28th)
  • Home: 10-10-0 / Away: 8-10-2
  • OT: 1-2 / SO: 2-0
  • Current streak: W1 / Last 5: 3-2-0 / Last 10: 5-5-0
  • Team leaders
    • Goals: Garett Bembridge 11, Alex Lavoie 9, Cody Sharib 9, Peter Schneider 9
    • Assists: Alex Lavoie 21, Ben Marshall 17, Garett Bembridge 13
    • Points: Alex Lavoie 9-21-30, Garett Bembridge 11-13-24, Ben Marshall 5-17-22, Peter Schneider 9-9-18, Dylan Clarke 7-11-18
    • PIM: Dylan Clarke 53, Josh Brittain 46
    • +/-:  Peter Schneider +2, Nick Petrecki +1, Michael Colantone +1
    • PPG: Dylan Clarke 4, Garett Bembridge 4
    • Goaltenders: Mac Carruth 11-7-2, 2.37, .921; Shane Owen 7-13-0, 2.40, .919

This week’s schedule

Friday & Saturday: vs. Quad City Mallards (19-16-3), 7:35 p.m., Indiana Farmers Coliseum
TV: HTSN-6.2. Radio: WXNT-1430

  • Fuel vs. Mallards: 4-1-1 (3-0-0 at Indy)
  • Series meetings: 11/7 @IND: Fuel 5-2; 11/21 @IND: Fuel 3-2; 11/22 @QC: QC 2-1; 11/29 @QC: QC 3-2 OT; 12/26 @QC: Fuel 4-1; 12/27 @IND: Fuel 2-1
  • Next meeting (after this weekend): 3/20 at Quad City (9th of 10 meetings). These are the final 2 meetings between these teams in Indy this season.
  • Mallards info
    • Goals for: 2.66 (23rd) / Against: 2.95 (18th) / GD: -0.29
    • PP: 17.0% (14th) / PK: 85.6% (8th)
    • Shots for: 29.66 (18th) / Against: 32.18 (23rd) / SD: -2.52
    • PIM: 15.97/game (7th)
    • Away: 6-9-2
    • OT: 3-1 / SO: 1-2
    • Current streak: L1 / Last 10: 4-6-6
    • NHL affiliate: Minnesota Wild/Iowa Wild
  • Team leaders
    • Goals: Matt Neal 11, Olivier Archambault 10, Sam Warning 9
    • Assists: Mike Monfredo 20, Olivier Archambault 18, Matt Neal 15
    • Points: Olivier Archambault 10-18-28, Matt Neal 11-15-26, Mike Monfredo 4-20-24, Guillaume Gelinas 5-13-18, Vladimir Nikiforov 4-14-18, Austin Coldwell 4-14-18
    • PIM: Mike Monfredo 76, Anthony Collins 70
    • +/-:  several at +2
    • PPG: Matt Carey 4, Olivier Archambault 3
    • Goaltenders: Steve Michalek 11-8-3, 2.51, .922; Brody Hoffman 8-8-0, 2.89, .908

Sunday: vs. Fort Wayne Komets (22-11-2), 3:05 p.m., Indiana Farmers Coliseum
TV: HTSN-6.2. Radio: WXNT-1430

  • Fuel vs. Komets: 2-4-1
  • Previous meetings: 10/23 @FW: FW 3-0; 10/24 @FW: FW 6-5 OT; 10/30 @IND: Fuel 4-2; 12/11 @FW: Fuel 3-2 OT; 12/12 @IND: FW 3-2; 12/31 @FW: FW 7-0; 1/1 @IND: FW 2-1
  • Next meeting: April 2 at Fort Wayne, which will be the 9th of 11 meetings this season.
  • Komets info
    • Goals for: 3.26 (4th) / Against: 2.51 (7th) / GD: +0.75
    • PP: 24.1% (1st) / PK: 87.3% (3rd)
    • Shots for: 34.06 (2nd) / Against: 27.77 (7th) / SD: +6.29
    • PIM: 14.40/game (17th)
    • Away: 9-6-0
    • OT: 3-2 / SO: 0-0
    • Current streak: W4 / Last 10: 8-1-1
    • NHL affiliate: Colorado Avalanche/San Antonio Rampage
  • Team leaders
    • Goals: Mike Embach 15, Shawn Szydlowski 12, Brett Perlini 9
    • Assists: Shawn Szydlowski 20, Mike Embach 19, Jordan Southorn 16
    • Points: Mike Embach 15-19-34, Shawn Szydlowski 12-20-32, Jordan Southorn 5-16-21, Brett Perlini 9-11-20, Garrett Meurs 9-10-19
    • PIM: Cody Sol 95, Will Weber 58
    • +/-:  Drew Daniels +13, Jamie Schaafsma +12
    • PPG: Mike Embach 9, Brett Perlini 5
    • Goaltenders: Patt Nagle 16-6-2, 2.05, .927

Current Indy Fuel roster

Forwards (11)

  • (V) Garett Bembridge (6-0, 180, Saskatoon, Sask.). Age: 34. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Rhett Bly (5-10, 185, Regina, Sask.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R/RFD) Daniel Ciampini (5-11, 185, Concord, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Union (NCAA)
  • (R) Michael Colantone (5-11, 190, Brooklyn, NY). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: UMass-Lowell (NCAA)
  • Andrew Johnston (6-1, 191, Saskatoon, Sask.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Reading Royals (ECHL)
  • (V) Adam Lapsansky (6-0, 196, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: HC Kosice (Slovakia)
  • 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)
  • 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/RFD) Nick Mattson (6-1, 179, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: North Dakota (NCAA)
  • (R) Ben Marshall (5-9, 179, Mahtomedi, Minn). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Minnesota (NCAA)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-0, 183, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 30. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (V) Nick Petrecki (6-3, 230, Schenectady, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL)/Elmira Jackals (ECHL)

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).

21-day IR (4)

  • (V) Josh Brittain (6-5, 220, Milton, Ont.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ontario Reign (ECHL).
  • Dylan Clarke (6-2, 174, Belleville, Ont.). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Rapid City Rush (ECHL)
  • (CHI) Dillon Fournier (6-2, 187, Montreal, Quebec). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • Kyle Stroh (6-1, 185, Vibank, Sask.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL).

Looking ahead: The Fuel will travel to Cincinnati on Jan. 27 before returning home for games against Evansville on Jan. 29-30.