13U (2006) AAA Coach - Brent Gwidt
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.
Congratulations to Jr Fuel players JJ Grainda (18U AAA) and Ty Boone (16U AAA) on huge honors for their performance so far this season.
18U AAA forward JJ Grainda has signed a tender with the Chippewa Steel of the NAHL. An NAHL tender agreement is a contract stating that the signed player’s NAHL rights belong to only that team for the upcoming season. It’s a way for teams to lock up players before the spring entry draft.
16U AAA player Ty Boone was named NAPHL Apex Peak Performer for his play in league games during the month of October. The Jr Fuel played nine league games during this time. Ty posted six goals and three assists for a total of 9 points leading the way to a recent weekend sweep of division rival Des Moines Bucs AAA.
Congratulations Ty and JJ! Keep up the great work!
Congratulations to Jack Saavedra and Carson Holliday for being selected by the Twin City Thunder in the 2020 NCDC Draft!
We are currently seeking Tier 2 Travel Head Coaches for the 2020-2021 season. World class player development is our priority and the primary driver of development is coaching. We pride ourselves on having the best coaching staff in the business.
Applicants must have the players’ development as their number one priority. Ideal candidates have a growth mindset and a commitment to continuing education. We adhere to USA Hockey’s ADM and Long Term Athlete Development.
Candidates must be willing and able to attend all practices, games and off-ice training.
All applicants must have updated Safe Sport Certification, Background Screening as required by the Mid Am District/USA Hockey, the appropriate USA Hockey coaching certifications found here and the USA Hockey age specific modules for your desired level.
At the moment, we are asking that only applicants interested in Head Coaching roles inquire. Assistant coaches will be assigned after the teams are selected.
Please send a coaching resume, your desired level and a brief description of why you’d be a good fit for that level to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due on June 9th.