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Team Details

  • 16 skaters and 2 goalies
  • 3 team practices per week split between Fishers and Carmel/Westfield rinks
  • 80+ hours of team practice per season
  • 60 minutes dedicated goalie training per week
  • 1x per week off-ice training
  • Independent schedule of AAA games
    • 5 Tournaments/Showcases
    • 45-50 games total
    • 4-5 school days missed for the season
    • 15-18 hotel nights per season
  • Equipment requirements (not included in assessment)
    • Black/White/Red gloves
    • Black helmet and pants
    • ​​​​​​​Team Equipment bag (same as 2018-2019 Jr Fuel bags)
    • Team track suit (You may use previous black Jr Fuel track suit)
    • Uniform pictured above (previous Jr Fuel players may wear last year’s jerseys)
    • New game socks are included in the assessment
  • ​​​​​​​Season Cost - $4200-4400 (TBD upon conclusion of tryouts)
    • $500 deposit and signed player agreement due by 4/18
    • ​​​​​​​Monthly payment plan available July-February

14U (2005) AAA Coach - Jake Skjodt
jskjodt32@gmail.com

Jake Skjodt was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. Growing up, Skjodt played youth hockey for the Indy Blues & Indianapolis Checkers before attending Cathedral High School, playing on back to back State Championship teams during his Sophomore and Junior seasons. After his Junior year, he played for the Indy Jr. Ice U18 AAA.

Skjodt then played two seasons in the USHL with the Indiana Ice (2006-2008) followed by playing collegiate hockey for the University of Nebraska-Omaha (D-I) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points (D-III).

Once completing his playing career, Skjodt returned to Indianapolis, coaching the Indiana Jr. Ice U18 AAA (2011-12) & Indiana Jr. Ice U16 AAA (2012-14). Skjodt then departed Indianapolis to be apart of the inaugural coaching staff for the Arizona State University Sun Devils (D-I, 2015-16). While coaching at Arizona St. Jake attained his master's degree in Higher Education.

Upon returning from Arizona, Skjodt has been coaching with the Indy Jr. Fuel youth organization, U12 AA (2018-19) & U10 AA (2017-18) and resides in Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis, IN.

Recent 14U AAA News

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.

 

Keegan Asmundson Named IYHA Jr Fuel Goalie Development Coordinator

By Derek Edwardson 04/04/2019, 1:30pm EDT

The IYHA Jr Fuel are pleased to announce the hiring of our full time Goalie Development Coordinator. Keegan Asmundson will be responsible for all aspects of IYHA Jr. Fuel goalie development. All travel goalies will get 60 minutes of dedicated goalie practice per week with Coach Asmundson. He will also be tasked with recruitment and intro to goalie programming for our youngest players interested in the position.   

Keegan has decided to hang up his pads after four seasons of professional hockey that included stops in 4 different leagues. Asmundson saw time in the AHL, ECHL, SPHL and German professional leagues, including stints with the Fuel on two different occasions. Keegan attended NHL training camp with the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals seeing preseason action with Buffalo in 2015.

Asmundson had a stellar NCAA career at Division 1 Canisius College finishing with an incredible .932 save percentage over three seasons as a starter. He backstopped his team to a conference Championship and Conference Goaltender of the year honors in 2015. During his time at Canisius, he was also a member of the NCAA D1 men’s lacrosse team.

It’s common knowledge that goaltenders are key to winning championships. Keegan is a proven winner at multiple levels. He was a part of three championship teams in the past 6 seasons. He won an Atlantic Hockey Conference Championship in 2013, a German professional league championship in 2017 and an SPHL championship with the Huntsville Havoc in 2018. He is excited to bring his knowledge and experience of not only the physical skills necessary to progress and win as a goalie, but the mental aspects as well.  

Over the past ten years Asmundson has honed his craft as a goalie coach running numerous summer camps with GDI and privately trained dozens of AAA, Junior and college netminders in his home state of Minnesota. He has also worked as a tryout evaluator at some of the highest levels of junior hockey in the USHL, NAHL and for the US National team at the Select 15 National Camp in 2015.

Coach Asmundson will relocate to Indy in the coming weeks. Please join us in welcoming him to the program.

The IYHA Jr Fuel continue to strive to be the premier development option for travel players in the tri-state area. Keegan’s experience and dedication to our goalies will ensure the best in-season training available for young goalies as they work toward their long term hockey goals.

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