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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
    • 40-50 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 - $3800-4000 (TBD upon conclusion of tryouts)
    • $500 deposit and signed player agreement due by 4/18
    • ​​​​​​​Monthly payment plan available July-February

13U (2006) AAA Coach - Brent Gwidt
bgwidt37@yahoo.com

Brent was born and raised in Minocqua, WI and started playing organized hockey at the age of 4, for his hometown organization the Lakeland Hawks. Brent attended Lakeland Union High School and earned 4 varsity letters.

In the summer following his senior season, Brent was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 6th round 157th overall in the NHL Entry Draft.

Brent went on to play three seasons for the Indiana Ice (2006-2009). In the 08-09 season Brent was team captain; leading the Ice to their first ever Clark Cup. That season Brent played under Jeff Blashill who currently serves as the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

In the fall of 2009 Brent received a Division 1 scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. While at UNO Brent played 144 games tallying 19 goals and 20 assists.

In 2013 Brent started his pro career with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL and eventually played 3 full seasons with the Grizzlies. In his third and final pro season (15-16) he was named team captain.

Brent has a desire to help all hockey players reach their true potential both as a hockey player and as an athlete, with utilizing on and off ice training methods. Brent will bring his passion for the game and energy to the Junior Fuel program.

Brent married his wife, Amanda in August of 2014. Brent, Amanda and their 17-month-old son, Ryder moved to Indiana in April of 2018, and currently live in Fishers.  

 

Recent 13U AAA News

Summer Clinic Registration Now Open!

By Derek Ed 06/13/2019, 10:00pm EDT

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!

2019 Summer Clinic Registration

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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