18 skaters and 2 goalies
3 team practices per week split between Fishers and Carmel/Westfield rinks
100+ hours of team practice per season
60 minutes dedicated goalie training per week
Weekly off-ice training
Participation in the NJPHL (National Junior Prospects Hockey League)
45-55 games total
4-5 school days missed for the season
17-19 hotel nights per season
Equipment requirements (not included in assessment)
Team pant shells (pictured above)
Team Equipment bag (same as 2018-2019 Jr Fuel bags)
Uniform pictured above
New game socks are included in the assessment
Season Cost - $4000-4200 (TBD upon conclusion of tryouts)
$500 deposit due by 5/23
Monthly payment plan available July-February
The IYHA Jr Fuel are pleased to announce that Oliver Wenck will join us as the 16U Gold head coach this season. Coach Wenck grew up playing travel hockey in Indianapolis. After two seasons of high school hockey and a state championship with North Central High School, he moved on to play for the Indiana Jr. Ice U18 AAA. He continued his hockey career for two more seasons, playing for the DC Capitals U18 AAA and the Queen City Steam of the CSHL.
Coach Wenck led our 14U AA Racers team in 2018-2019 and spent three seasons before that as a coach with the Westfield High School team.
Wenck graduated from IUPUI, where he played for the Jaguars lacrosse team.
IYHA Director Derek Edwardson on Coach Wenck: “We are very excited to have Oliver take the reigns of our 16U Gold team. He has a tremendous presence and attention to detail that will earn our players’ and parents’ respect from day one. His values align perfectly with the IYHA Jr Fuel with regard to player development, how we run practices and how we approach competition.”
Registration is open for the IYHA Jr Fuel Summer Clinic. New for 2019, we’ll be running out of both the Carmel Ice Skadium and the Fuel Tank!
The summer clinic will last seven weeks beginning July 8 running through August 22. This year’s program will push players to their limits with Olympic Skating coach Serguei Zaitsev and puckhandling specialist Derek Edwardson. Sixty minutes per week will be dedicated to individual skills focusing on edgework, power skating, balance, hand and wrist strength, puckhanding, deception and maneuvering with the puck at high speed.
The second night each week will be run by AAA coach and Director of Player Development Brent Gwidt alongside 18U AAA Coach and Director of Player Advancement Jimmy Mullin. Coaches Gwidt and Mullin will create game situations to teach players to apply their freshly learned skills with teammates against live opponents.
The clinic will be open to 10U (2009/2010), 12U (2007/2008) and 14U (2005/2006) aged players. Please note that the 14U session will run only out of Carmel due to other summer programming. 10U and 12U will have separate sessions out of Carmel and the Fuel Tank.
Carmel sessions will be on Monday and Wednesday nights and Fuel Tank sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Specific times will be posted by Friday.
This is a great opportunity for players to stay on the ice during the second half of the summer and prepare for the 2019-2020 season. Cost for the summer clinic will be $399 and cannot be prorated. Each session is limited to 28 skaters. Game night drop-ins will be available for $25 per session. Goalies are welcome to attend game nights free of charge. Register now!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.