Fuel receive three from Rockford

The Indy Fuel received three players from the Rockford IceHogs Wednesday, adding to their preseason roster ahead of Friday’s preseason opener against Fort Wayne.

The Fuel have received goaltender Collin Delia, defenseman Brandon Anselmini and forward Radovan Bondra from the IceHogs. They join forwards Alex Wideman and Tommy Olczyk and goaltender Matt Tomkins as players assigned by the Chicago Blackhawks organization.

Delia turned pro this summer after three years at Merrimack College. The California native posted a 9-8-3 record with a .927 save percentage and 2.15 GAA as a junior. He had a 2.96 GAA as a sophomore and a 1.96 GAA as a freshman.  He signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks over the summer.

Anselmini signed with Rockford this offseason after playing his rookie year in the Dallas Stars organization. He played 46 ECHL games with Idaho, tallying five goals and 12 assists and 94 penalty minutes. He also had three assists in 10 AHL games with the Texas Stars. He played collegiately at Ferris State, where he had 56 points in four seasons.

Bondra was a fifth-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2015. He played five games with Rockford last spring after tallying 32 goals and 31 assists points in 62 games for the WHL’s Vancouver Giants and Prince George Cougars. He brings much size, at 6-5, to the Fuel’s forward line.

The Fuel also released tryout goaltender Tyler Green, giving the team 30 players on the preseason roster.

The Fuel will begin preseason play at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum against Fort Wayne. The Fuel will then travel to Fort Wayne the next evening.

Forwards (17)

  • Nick Bligh (6-0, 185, Milton, Mass.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: South Carolina Stingrays/Adirondack Thunder/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (CHI, R) Radovan Bondra (6-5, 221, Trebisov, Slovakia). Age: 20. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Vancouver Giants/Prince George Cougars (WHL), Rockford IceHogs (AHL)
  • (T, R) Austin Hervey (6-2, 228, Brighton, Mich.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Adrian (NCAA-III)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Matt Johnson (6-1, 204, Clinton Township, Mich.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Greenville Swamp Rabbits (ECHL)
  • (V) Michael Neal (6-3, 220, Whitby, Ont.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Sonthofen (Germany)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Tommy Olczyk (5-10, 178, Long Grove, Ill.). Age: 26. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Alaska Aces (ECHL)
  • (V) Cam Reid (6-2, 187, Delta, B.C.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Ravensburg (Germany)/Heilbronner (Germany)/Utah Grizzlies (ECHL)
  • (R) Connor Reilly (6-0, 180, Chanhassen, Minn.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Minnesota (NCAA)
  • (RFD) Matt Rupert (5-8, 175, London, Ont.). Age: 23. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (RFD) Ryan Rupert (5-8, 173, London, Ont.). Age: 23 Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Binghamton Senators (AHL)/Wichita Thunder (ECHL)
  • Andrew Schmit (6-5, 220, Grafton, Wis.). Age: 25. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Pensacola Ice Flyers (SPHL)
  • Reed Seckel (5-18, 183, Melvin, Mich.). Age: 28. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Missouri Mavericks/Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
  • (T, R) Ryan Siro (6-2, 220, Bloomington, Minn.). Age: 24. 2016-17 team: Princeton (NCAA)
  • (T, R) Will Smith (5-11, 174, East Longmeadow, Mass.). Age: 21. 2016-17 team: Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
  • (V) Geoff Walker (6-3, 225, Charlottetown, PEI). Age: 29. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Fassa (Alps)/Sheffield Steelers (Britain)
  • (RFD) Alex Wideman (5-7, 171, St. Louis, Mo.). Age: 25. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (T, R) Joseph Widmar (6-0, 203, Northbrook, Ill.). Age: 22. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: UMass-Amherst (NCAA)

Defensemen (10)

  • (RFD) Brandon Anselmini (5-10, 183, Guelph, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Idaho Steeleheads (ECHL)/Texas Stars (AHL)
  • Travis Armstrong (6-5, 215, Smith Falls, Ont.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Roanoke (SPHL)/Norfolk/Brampton/Manchester/Idaho/Indy (ECHL)
  • (R) Jack Burton (6-3, 214, Reiserstown, Md.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Colby College (NCAA-3)/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Garrett Clarke (6-1, 205, Windsor, N.S.). Age: 24. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Brampton Beast (ECHL)
  • (R) Anthony Cortese (5-11, 185, Pierrefonds, Que.). Age: 23. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Concordia University (OUAA)
  • Nolan Descoteaux (6-1, 205, Dallas, Tex.). Age: 27. Shoots: L. 2016-17 team: Missouri Mavericks/Alaska Aces (ECHL)
  • (V) Zach Miskovic (6-1, 197, River Forest, Ill.). Age: 32. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • (T, R) Brandon Rumble 6-0, 154, Ottawa, Ont.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Lindenwood (ACHA)
  • Troy Vance (6-5, 220, Goshen, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Cincinnati Cyclones/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
  • Chris Williams (6-2, 220, Pottstown, Pa.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

Goaltenders (3)

  • (CHI, R) Collin Delia (6-2, 200, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2016-17 team: Merrimack (NCAA)
  • (T, R) Etienne Marcoux (6-0, 168, Laval, PQ). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2016-17 team: University of New Brunswick (CUS).
  • (RFD) Matt Tomkins (6-3, 194, Edmonton, Alb.). Age: 23. Catches: L. 2016-17 team: Ohio State (NCAA)

R-Rookie (fewer than 25 pro games)
V-Veteran (260 or more pro games)
T-Camp tryout agreement
RFD-Under contract to AHL Rockford
CHI-Under contract to NHL Chicago