Fuel Win Over Wheeling On Wednesday Night

November 29, 2023 - ECHL (ECHL) - Indy Fuel News Release

INDIANAPOLIS- The Fuel hosted the Wheeling Nailers on Wednesday night, looking for their first set of consecutive wins this season. With a 3-2 win, in regulation, the Fuel collected two points and will head into the weekend on a roll.


At 1:33, Jon Martin took the game's first penalty with a tripping call. Wheeling capitalized just 11 seconds later with a goal from Cédric Desruisseaux.

The next goal didn't come until 18:35 but until then the score sheet was full with penalties as Thimo Nickl took a high sticking penalty at 5:26, followed by offsetting five minute major penalties for Chris Cameron and Matthew Quercia.

Wheeling's Tanner Laderoute took an interference penalty at 9:22 quickly followed by another high sticking call on Cam Hillis at 9:31.

As things got chippier between the two teams, Cameron took a cross-checking penalty at 14:02.

Finally, Kyle Maksimovich scored at 18:35 to tie the game 1-1.

Andrew Bellant and Santino Centorame both claimed assists on that goal. 25 seconds later, Centorame took a penalty for slashing. 42 seconds later, Seamus Malone took a cross-checking penalty to force a 5-on-3 opportunity for Wheeling.

Bryan Lemos scored for Indy with three seconds to go in the period, while killing two penalties, to take a lead before the period ended.


The Fuel began the period still down 5-on-3 however were able to kill off both penalties.

At 4:39, Jon Martin took another tripping penalty quickly followed by a penalty on Wheeling's Lukas Svejkovsky for hooking.

Indy was issued a too many men penalty at 8:57 that Matus Spodniak sat for.

At 9:11 of the second frame, Wheeling tied the game again with a power play goal by David Jankowski.

At 9:48, Justin Lee took a high sticking penalty giving the Fuel some time on the power play which Indy capitalized on with a goal by Jon Martin assisted by Seamus Malone and Cam Hillis.

Nickl took a tripping penalty at 14:04 to give the Fuel another power play opportunity. At 17:45, Svejkovsky took a hooking penalty but the Nailers killed off the penalty before the period ended.

At the end of two, Indy was outshooting Wheeling 21-17.


At 3:55, Davis Bunz took a penalty for hooking giving the Fuel another power play opportunity. The Nailers killed off that penalty before taking another at 10:37, a roughing call on Quercia.

As time ticked down, both teams had a few quality shot opportunities however no one else scored or took a penalty. The Fuel ultimately claimed the 3-2 victory.

The Indy Fuel are back in action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on December 2, 2023 for Yellowstone Night against the Wheeling Nailers.

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