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June Newsletter - Sponsored By Tori Dawson Photography & Birth Services

June 1: Last day to receive 317HL early bird pricing! Click here for details or to register

June 1: Lids Learn to Play Hockey group classes. Click here for details or to register 

June 10- 13: Jr Fuel 15U/16U Tier 1 AAA tryout camp (2005/2006 birth years)

June 14 - 18: Hometown Heroes hockey camp. Click here

July 30 - Aug 1: Jr Fuel 18U Tier 1 AAA tryout camp (2003/2004 birth years) Click here to register

Aug 27: Annual Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Golf Tournament

Sept 1: Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship Applications Deadline for 317 Hockey League players

Sept 11 - 12: 317 Hockey League All Star Tryouts. Registration will be available in August

Oct 2: 317 Hockey League Celly Day! 

Oct 9: 317 Hockey League exhibition games

Oct 16: 317 Hockey League first official games of the season

317 Hockey League Early Bird Registration Ends 6/1!

The 317 Hockey League (317HL) is a developmental league for players ages 4-14. The purpose of the league is to provide players with a fun, competitive experience where players can develop their game and advance to the next levels if they choose.

For more details about the season click here

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Sponsor of the Month

About Tori Dawson Photography & Birth Services

I'm Tori! A photographer and certified doula specializing in all things birth & baby related. Mom’s, babies, and their families are my jam. I want to be your soft place to fall for support, (and/or) documentation and everything in between.

I serve in and around Hamilton County, Indiana.

I am so glad your here and I can’t wait to meet you.

Tori Dawson
Tori Dawson Photography & Birth Services
Phone: 317.989.9928


In Case You Missed It!

Advisory Council

IYHA Jr Fuel Advisory Council applications have been posted along with a detailed description of the expectations. This Council will be an integral part of the continued improvement of the IYHA. If you are interested in being a part of the Council, please use the link below to complete your application and submit it to before the June 4th deadline. 

IYHA Jr Fuel Advisory Council  

Hometown Heroes - Limited Spots Remaining!

Sign up today! Our Heroes have been announced and a few spots remain. Our full day camp run by IYHA staff will keep your kids on the ice and inspire them with local hockey heroes. 

Hometown Heroes Information

317HL All Stars

Since the conclusion of travel tryouts, we’ve gotten several questions about 317HL All-Stars and how to register. You can find all necessary information for the All Star teams at

Head coaches for All Star teams will be selected over the summer and tryouts will take place the weekend of September 11-12. Registration for those tryouts will open up in August. 

Matt Smith Memorial Scholarship

IYHA and the family of Matt Smith have established a scholarship program in Matt's honor to make youth hockey more accessible to participants who demonstrate a financial need. Matt was a beloved hockey coach here in Indy who lost his life much too soon back in August of 2015, but not before he had greatly touched the lives of the youth hockey and adult hockey communities here in the greater Indianapolis area. 

The Matt Smith Memorial Hockey Scholarship is funded by contributions and through future events as planned by IYHA and the Smith family. IYHA encourages all families who feel they need assistance with hockey fees to apply.

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IYHA Jr Fuel Town Hall Meeting Recording

Thank you to the 100+ people that took part in our Town Hall meeting on Tuesday. For those that weren't able to make it, we have posted a recording on our website at In the meeting, we discussed the following in the order below. Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions to 

0:00 Intro to Board President Charlie Smith

7:00 Mission of the IYHA Jr Fuel

10:22 Broad programming summary

15:29 317 Hockey League overview

20:40 317 Hockey League All Star Teams

24:25 Girls Travel Hockey

25:26 '20-'21 Season Highlights

30:36 Tier 1 AAA teams

34:20 Tier 2 Travel teams

36:25 15/16/18U AAA teams and player promotion

43:30 Thoughts for the future of the program and your player

51:04 '21-'22 Sponsorship program

55:20 IYHA Advisory Council introduction

1:00:42 Q&A

Player Of The Month - Jace Clifford

  • Current Team: IYHA Jr Fuel 11U AAA
  • Current Coach: Bernie John
  • Player Position: Defense or forward
  • Player Experience: Jace began skating at 2 years old in Chicago and hasn't looked back since.  He loves hockey and wants to do all he can to help his team win.  
  • Most Memorable Hockey Experience: 

    Scoring a hat trick in Nashville last season. 

  • Who is your favorite team(s) and/or player(s)? 

    United States National Team, German National Team, Chicago Blackhawks, Patrick Kane and Leon Draisaitl

  • School/Grade for 2021-2022: 6th Grade but I'm still 10 years old.
  • Community Service: Helping snow shovel several elderly peoples driveway.
  • Academic Achievements: Top Reader and Math Acceleration rewards from school
  • Favorite Food: Sushi as well as Cambodian, (very similar to Thai) and my Mom is the best cook! 
  • Favorite TV Show or Movie: Miracle
  • Tell us a random fun fact about you: My Dad always speaks German to me but I mostly reply in English!

Player of the Month

Each newsletter will feature a player for their hard work, leadership, and representing the IYHA Jr Fuel on and off the ice. 

We also want to recognize our great coaches and volunteers who generously give their time to the kids and the organization. Thank you all! 

Would you like to nominate a coach or volunteer for next month? Email JJ Beck:

Add A Parent/Guardian To SportsEngine

Family members of an athlete can be added as "Guardians" to view the team schedule, RSVP to games and events, message team members, and edit the athlete's profile.

  1. Sign in and go to your Household tab of your dashboard. 
  2. Click on an athlete sub profile.
    • NOTE: You can not add a Guardian to the account owner's profile. 
    • If you don't have a sub profile for the athlete, you will need to add one either through a registration or by claiming a roster spot
  3. On the right side, under the Guardians header, click the plus sign (+). 
  4. Input the Guardian’s email address to invite them.  
  5. Toggle which athlete profiles this Guardian should manage. 
  6. Click Send Invitation.

Helpful Tip! The invited guardian will appear on the Guardians tab as "Pending" until they accept their invite in their dashboard. You can resend a guardian invite at any time by tapping Resend next to the Guardian's name. You will receive an email when the Guardian has accepted the invite.

June Birthdays

Alexis Mcnicholl
Anatoli Mast
Andrew Delelio
Andrew Penca
Ashley Sylvia
Avery Hunt
Benjamin Peck
Boston Merritt
Braden Finkelmeier
Brock Wells
Broderick Foreman
Brooks Dillon
Callina Karlander
Charles Mccormick
Charlie Harter
Chase Benbow
Chase Kerins
Christien Gubera
Coen Finn
Coler Crozier
Connor Long
Dawson Hsu
Drake Seach
Elijah Holt
Ethan Farrar
Grant Farrar
Greyson Goodrich
Harrison Lucas
Harrison Pastrick
Harrison Maiers
Ian Driskell
Ian Gatton
Isaac Stuller
Jace Clifford
Jackson Frenzel
Jacob Levine
Jacqueline Gilroy
Jensen Welu
Jeremiah Richardson
John Loomer
Jonah Robinson
Joseph Bilotto
Josephine Weiser
Kael Jacobs
Kaiya Crerar
Kane Mcclurg
Keegan Merriman
Kellen Dych
Kenjiro Murakami
Kian Hamlow
Landon Houck
Lillian Haskett
Lucas Beaulieu
Lucian Reichart
Luke Selear
Magnus Beck
Mason Leonard
Morgan Macfarlane
Nathan Durkee
Nick Warn
Nolan Doup
Nolan Edwards
Oliver Reinhardt
Parker Bearden
Paxson Bearden
Philip Jones
Quade Walker
Quinn Carey
Robert Goff
Roman Gralak
Ryder Carpenter
Sam Talley
Sophie Ramos
Spencer Strouse
Stephen Robinson
Tal Schlueter
Tyler Caudill
Vincent Sharpe
William Palmer
William Heckaman
William Manicke
William Grant Ingram
Zachary Hsiao

317 Hockey League Report

By Derek Edwardson

The IYHA Jr Fuel are thrilled to announce that Ryan Beck will be the new 317 Hockey League Director for the 2021-2022 season. 

Ryan has been the face of our Learn to Play Hockey program for the past several years. His enthusiasm and passion for local hockey have been infectious for new hockey players of all ages. Coach Beck will add professionalism and excitement to the 317HL as he expands his role in the IYHA. 

Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the helm of the 317HL. 

LIDS Learn to Play Hockey Report

By Ryan Beck

Lids Learn to Play Hockey group classes will run every month at multiple locations. Pick one, or register for multiple classes per week (players must register and pay for each separately). For more details or to register go to:
Saturdays 10:30am - 11:30am
Carmel Ice Skadium 1040 3rd Avenue SW, Carmel, Indiana 46032
(317) 844-8889

Sundays 3:10pm - 4:10pm
Indy Fuel Tank 9022 E. 126th Street, Fishers, Indiana  46038 
(317) 849-9930.
Mondays 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Carmel Ice Skadium 1040 3rd Avenue SW, Carmel, Indiana 46032
(317) 844-8889
Thursdays  6:10pm - 7:10pm
Indy Fuel Tank 9022 E. 126th Street, Fishers, Indiana  46038 
(317) 849-9930.
Cost is $25 per session (1 hour per week). Players are required to wear a helmet (full cage), gloves and stick. Full equipment is encouraged, but not required.

50/50 Raffle Report

By JJ Beck

Win some cash while supporting youth hockey in Central Indiana! At every Indy Fuel home game, the IYHA Junior Fuel will conduct a 50/50 raffle with fifty percent of the game’s ticket sales going to one lucky fan and the remainder going to support the IYHA Junior Fuel. 100% of the net proceeds from the raffle will be used to support efforts to grow recreational and developmental youth hockey throughout Central Indiana.







1/02 A-2880396 $1,185 Claimed
1/08 A-2287001 $1,975 Claimed
1/09 A-1945050 $2,695 Claimed
1/31 A-1375389 $2,255 Claimed
2/5 A-1386574 $2,605 Claimed
2/6 A-2666121 $4,120 Claimed
2/10 A-2795906 $1,445 Claimed
2/17 A-2795906 $1,175 Claimed
2/19 A-1107830 $2,425 Claimed
2/20 A-1269789 $3,840 Claimed
2/21 A-2161073 $1,910 Claimed
2/26 A-2051847 $2,640 Claimed
2/27 A-1350888 $3,400 Claimed
2/28 A-1767379 $1,625 Claimed
3/3 A-1840710 $1,540 Claimed
3/5 A-2167309 $3,770


3/11 A-1167535 $2,470 Claimed
3/14 A-1643464 $2,365 Claimed
3/31 A-2648404 $1,435 Claimed
4/2 A-2597456 $3,040 Claimed
4/3 A-5269261 $3,310 Claimed
4/7 A-1616965 $1,610 Claimed
4/9 A-2139447 $3,275 Claimed
4/17 No Raffle due to Technical Issues    
4/23 A-1418705 $2,200 Claimed
4/24 A-2818089 $2,720 Claimed
4/25 A-1094683 $1,615 Claimed
4/26 A-2777090 $865 Claimed
5/2 A-3706041 $1,940 Claimed
5/28 A-5000535 $3,515 Claimed
5/29 A-3073068 $3,060 Claimed
5/31 A-3810585 $2,550 Claimed

Kids' Corner


Charlie Smith

Larry McQueary      
Vice President

Brent Cox

Josh Mervis

Bill Stackhouse

Mike Aulby

Ed Carpenter

John Cavey


Derek Edwardson
Executive Director

JJ Beck
Director of Program Development

Brent Gwidt
Director of Player Development
15U AAA Head Coach

Nick Johnsen
Director of Goalie Development

Ryan Beck
317 Hockey League Director

Ryan Beck
Learn to Play Hockey Director

Andrea Cox

Doug Losure

Mike Bozoian
Disciplinary Chair

Matt Moore
SafeSport Coordinator

Brian Pisula
50/50 Raffle Coordinator


Rink Partners

Arctic Zone Iceplex
16616 Southpark Dr
Wesfield, IN 46074

Carmel Ice Skadium
1040 3rd Ave SW
Carmel, IN 46032

Fuel Tank at Fishers
9022 E. 126th St.
Fishers, IN 46038

Ice Barn Indy
17341 Westfield Park Rd.
Westfield, IN 46074

Important Links

USA Hockey:

MidAm Hockey:

Indianapolis Hockey Officials Association:

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