Fuel extend qualifying offers to seven players

The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, have tendered qualifying offers to seven players ahead of the 2019-20 ECHL season. Receiving qualifying offers are Woody Hudson, Alex Brooks, Braden Hellems, Eric Schurhamer, Reggie Traccitto, Jordy Stallard, and Louis

Bernie Johns will not return as Fuel coach

The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs, announced Monday that Bernie John will not be returning as head coach for the 2019-20 ECHL season. “Bernie and I had a chance to sit down after the season, and after

Fuel trade for rights to Travis Brown

The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs announced Tuesday that they have acquired the ECHL rights to defenseman Travis Brown from the Wichita Thunder in exchange for forward Quentin Shore.  Brown, 24, is currently with the San Antonio Rampage, where he made

Fuel Acquire Goaltender Gordon Defiel from South Carolina

The Indy Fuel, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, announced Monday that they have acquired goaltender Gordon Defiel in a trade with the South Carolina Stingrays in exchange for future considerations.    Defiel, 25, holds a 6-6-0 record alongside a 2.77 goals against average and

Fuel’s Alex Brooks Selected as ECHL All Star Replacement

The ECHL announced Thursday that Indy Fuel defenseman Alex Brooks has been selected to the 2019 CCM/All-Star Classic roster, replacing former Fuel defender Neil Manning. Manning was released from his contract with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs on Tuesday, leaving the organization to play in Europe. Brooks, 27, will be making his

Rockford assigns Mattheson Iacopelli to Indy, Manning to Rockford

The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs announced this week that they have assigned forward Matheson Iacopelli to the Indy Fuel, while recalling defenseman Neal Manning. Iacopelli will join the Fuel ahead of a three-game weekend, starting Friday night against the Fort Wayne Komets. Iacopelli, 24, has two goals and two assists

Fuel’s Neil Manning Selected to 2019 ECHL All Star Roster

Indy Fuel defenseman Neil Manning was selected to the 2019 ECHL All-Star Roster on Monday afternoon. Manning will represent the Fuel as part of the Western Conference All-Stars during the 2019 ECHL All-Star Classic in Toledo, Ohio on Monday, January 21. Manning, 27, leads all Fuel defenders in point scoring with

Icehogs recall Manning and McArdle

The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs announced Thursday that they have recalled defensemen Neil Manning and Josh McArdle from the ECHL’s Indy Fuel. Manning, 27, leads all Fuel defenders in point scoring with 17 points (2g, 15a) in 29 games this season. The native of Nanaimo, British Columbia ranks third on

Matt Tomkins named Goaltender of the Week

Matt Tomkins of the Indy Fuel has been named the CCM/ECHL Goaltender of the Week for the week of Dec. 27-30, 2018. The 24-year-old netminder earns the honor for the second time this season, and the third time in his professional career. Tomkins previously was selected as the league’s top