Fuel release 2 tryout players

The Indy Fuel released two tryout players and placed another player on team suspension Tuesday.

Forwards Austin Hervey and Joe Widmar, who were both on tryout contracts, were both released. Both were returning to Indy, as they had previously played junior hockey for the Indiana Ice. Hervey made his pro debut with the Fuel in the spring on a tryout offer and scored his first pro goal.

The Fuel also placed defenseman Chris Williams on team suspension. That allows the Fuel to retain his ECHL playing rights when and if he returns to the team or to the league.

The moves give the Fuel 23 players – 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders on the current active roster. The team can carry 21 players on the active roster, plus two on reserve.

Forwards (13)

  • Nick Bligh (6-0, 185, Milton, Mass.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: South Carolina Stingrays/Adirondack Thunder/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) 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)

Defensemen (8)

  • (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)
  • Troy Vance (6-5, 220, Goshen, N.Y.). Age: 24. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Cincinnati Cyclones/Indy Fuel (ECHL)
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Goaltenders (2)

  • (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)

Assigned to Indy, not on active roster (1)

  • (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)

Team suspension (1)

  • Chris Williams (6-2, 220, Pottstown, Pa.). Age: 26. Shoots: R. 2016-17 team: Indy Fuel (ECHL)

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

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