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.
Three Jr Fuel 18U AAA players have been called up to the Chippewa Steel of the NAHL!
JJ Grainda, who signed a tender with the Steel early in the season, along with forward Sean Schifferl and goalie Grayson Garrity have all joined the North American Hockey League team in Wisconsin.
2002 born defenseman Tristan Cavotta signed a commitment letter with the Notre Dame Hounds of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the 2021-2022 season. Cavotta joins teammate Bobby Pokupec on Notre Dame's commitment list for the upcoming season.
Congratulations Jr Fuel players! Make us proud!
The 317HL 10U Carmel All-Stars won their tournament in Cleveland, OH over the weekend. Congratulations Coach Lebeter and his team!
Jr Fuel 10U White won their tournament at the Carmel Ice Skadium making a statement in the Championship game with a 9-2 victory over Kirkwood. Congratulations Coach Orr and team!
Jr Fuel 10U Black took home silver in their event after falling in the championship game in a shootout to the Birmingham Bulls.
10U Gold had a huge weekend in South Bend at the Irish Cup. After knocking off interstate rival Tri-state Spartans 7-1 in round robin action, they recorded a decisive 5-0 win over Victory Honda in the final.
10U AAA had a great AAA showcase in Ft Wayne with victories over Belle Tire and Victory Honda AAA.
12U Gold won their showcase in Cincinnati after tying Cleveland Jacks AAA and beating the Columbus Blue Jackets, Little Caesars Farmington Hills and Lansing Spartans.
14U White won their tournament in Indy with a Championship win over the Vernon Hills Ice Dogs.
Great work Jr Fuel coaches and players! Good luck in the playoffs and upcoming state tournament!
Congratulations to four Jr Fuel AAA players for taking home NAPHL monthly honors for their performances in January.
16U AAA captain Liam Donovan (Zionsville, IN) took home Apex Learning Peak Performer of the Month for scoring nine points in six January NAPHL games. Donovan currently sits 5th in goals and 6th in overall scoring in NAPHL league games for the season.
18U AAA forward Reece Brednich was named NAPHL 2nd star in January. Brednich, a Louisville, Kentucky native currently sits in 3rd place in the NAPHL in goals with 13 and tied for 4th in points with 26 in 23 league games this season.
14U AAA goalie Jackson Herbold (Zionsville, IN) earned 2nd star league honors for January. In the NAPHL event at the Fuel Tank, Jackson saved 41 of 43 shots and earned a shutout in two games played.
14U AAA teammate Luke Mcintosh (Carmel, IN) took home 3rd Star honors. The defenseman tallied a hat trick against the Des Moines Bucs MLK weekend and is tied for the top scoring defenseman on the Jr Fuel this season.