Fuel sign goaltender; Mattson recalled

The Indy Fuel signed rookie goaltender Terry Shafer to an amateur tryout contract Wednesday, and also announced that defenseman Nick Mattson was recalled to the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs.

Shafer recently completed his senior season at Robert Morris University. He posted a 19-10-2 record with a 2.57 GAA, four shutouts and a .927 save percentage for the Colonials in 2015-16, helping lead RMU to the Atlantic Hockey Association’s regular season championship.

The 25-year-old native of Penfield, N.Y. is Robert Morris’ career leader in wins, GAA and shutouts, posting a 43-30-9 career record with eight shutouts and a 2.67 career GAA. He had a career .920 save percentage. He was the Colonials’ starter this season, with former Indiana Ice netminder Dalton Izyk backing him up.

In signing Shafer, the Fuel also released goaltender Jeromy Semtner, who dressed for the two weekend games.

Shafer will be in uniform when the Fuel take the ice Thursday and Friday against the Cincinnati Cyclones, playing in a goaltending tandem with Keegan Asmundson. The two both hail from the same college hockey conference – the Atlantic Hockey Association.

Mattson was called up to Rockford for the fourth time this season. With the Fuel, he has 15 points in 48 games and, in recent weeks, playing on the team’s top pairing with Zach Miskovic. The rookie blueliner also has two assists in six games with the IceHogs.

Current roster

Forwards (10)

  • 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)
  • Dylan Clarke (6-2, 174, Belleville, Ont.). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Rapid City Rush (ECHL)
  • (R) Michael Colantone (5-11, 190, Brooklyn, NY). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: UMass-Lowell (NCAA)
  • Alex Lavoie (5-10, 170, Anjou, Que.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Florida Everblades (ECHL)
  • (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)
  • (R) Casey Thrush (6-1, 185, Olney, Md.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Allen Americans/South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
  • Matt White (6-2, 196, McMurray, Pa.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (V) Brandon Wong (5-11, 190, Victoria, BC). Age: 29. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Tulsa Oilers (ECHL)

Defensemen (8)

  • (R) Trevor Campbell (5-10, 192, Kansas City, Mo.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Alaska-Fairbanks (NCAA)/Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
  • Kevin Clare (6-1, 195, New Rochelle, NY). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2015-16 team: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
  • Anders Franzon (6-3, 196, Plattsburgh, NY). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (R/RFD) Sam Jardine (6-1, 205, Lacombe, Alb.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Ohio State (NCAA)
  • (R) Patrick Koudys (6-3, 210, Smithville, Ont.). Age: 22. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Penn State (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)

  • (R) Keegan Asmundson (6-5, 234, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Evansville IceMen (ECHL)/Pensacola Ice Flyers (SPHL)
  • (R) Terry Shafer (6-2, 190, Penfield, N.Y.). Age: 25. Catches: L. 2015-16 team: Robert Morris (NCAA)

On 21-day IR (3)

  • (CHI) Dillon Fournier (6-2, 181, Dorval, Que.). Age: 21. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (V) Josh Brittain (6-5, 226, Milton, Ont.), Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: Kalamazoo Wings/Missouri Mavericks/Ontario Reign (ECHL)
  • Mike Seidel (5-10, 175, Darien, Ill.). Age: 27. Shoots: R. 2015-16 team: Elmira Jackals (ECHL)

In AHL (1)

  • (CHI) Mac Carruth (6-3, 182, Jackson, Wyo.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2014-15 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)/Rockford IceHogs (AHL) (with Rockford IceHogs
  • (R/RFD) Nick Mattson (6-1, 179, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2014-15 team: North Dakota (NCAA)

Suspended list

  • Adam Lapsansky (playing in Europe)
  • Derek Roehl (playing in Europe)

R-Rookie, V-Veteran, RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford IceHogs. CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago Blackhawks