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The Fusion Girls Hockey organization is pleased to announce that Whitney Gervelis will join us as the 14U travel team as head coach for the 2018-2019 season. Coach Gervelis grew-up playing hockey on the northside of Chicago. Coach Gervelis was a captain at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and lead her teams to a 2009 WCHL Championship and a 2010 runner-up.

Coach Gervelis has an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a graduate degree from Des Moines University. She works as a Physician at Riley Children's Hospital.

Dave Foster and Dave Gorski will continue to be assistant coaches.

The Fusion organization welcomes Coach Gervelis.

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Host Families Wanted!

By Derek Edwardson 05/21/2019, 3:45pm EDT

As the 2019-2020 hockey season approaches, the Jr Fuel 16U and 18U AAA teams have received more interest than ever from AAA level players across the country. On June 1st and 2nd we will be selecting our final rosters that will include several players moving to Indy to play for us.

We are looking for families to host players for the hockey season and be a second home for young men putting it all on the line to take their game to the next level. Families must provide a safe and positive home life. While hosting a player can be very rewarding and create lifelong bonds and friendships, it can be challenging for both the player and host family. We do our best to match families and players with compatible values and family background.

Families will be given strict guidelines and expectations including providing all meals for the player, transportation if the player does not have access to a car and his own bedroom with private closet space for the entire school year.

Players are expected to live by reasonable house rules and will be held to the highest standard of behavior.  

Host families will receive a stipend each month (amount determined by the IYHA) directly from the player’s parents for food and groceries. Host families are not responsible for travel expenses or food when a player travels for games. 

This is a great opportunity to help a player reach his hockey goals and serve as a role model for your young players. If you are interested please fill out the document linked below and submit it to Derek Edwardson derek@iyha.com.

Host Family Application

Local Players Sign First NHL Contracts Within Days of Each Other

By Derek Edwardson 04/04/2019, 5:15pm EDT

Unprecedented news for two Indy born and raised youth hockey players. 
 

Within a span of two weeks, 23 year old Carmel native Grant Hutton and 25 year old Speedway native Mason Jobst both signed their first NHL contracts with the New York Islanders.

Both Jobst and Hutton are fantastic examples of patience, hard work and determination. Each player took a “non-traditional” path toward college hockey stardom and their upcoming opportunity on the world’s biggest stage. Both players played AAA hockey in town for the local Jr Ice U16/18 program. Both played three full seasons of junior hockey after they graduated high school, and joined their respective college teams after their 20th birthdays. Despite being a highly sought after NHL free agent in recent months, Hutton never found a permanent spot on a USHL roster. Jobst didn’t join Muskegon full time in the USHL until after two years of 18U hockey and had a list of NHL clubs seeking his signature upon conclusion of his senior season.

2018 Hometown Heroes Summer Camp guest Mason Jobst recently completed his college career at Ohio State with numerous scoring records and accolades including being named a finalist for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s top player. Mason recorded 164 points in 150 career games for the Buckeyes while being a team captain during his final two years.

Jobst was rewarded for his effort with a two year contract from the Islanders on April 2.

Grant Hutton graduates this spring from Miami (Ohio) University, and like Jobst, was a two year team captain. Hutton finished his college career with 71 points in 144 games as one of Miami’s top defensemen. His 29 career goals are third most all time for a Miami defenseman.

Immediately upon conclusion of Miami’s season, Hutton signed an entry level NHL contract and joined the Islanders AHL affiliate in Bridgeport.

Please join the IYHA in congratulating these hard working young men on their upcoming graduation and tremendous college hockey careers and wish them luck as they take the next step in reaching their dreams.

 

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