ECHL: Indy Fuel Announces Multi-Year Affiliation Agreement With Chicago Blackhawks

Photo: Chris Povlin | Inside The Rink

The Indy Fuel have announced a three-year agreement with the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs to continue being the teams ECHL affiliate. It also includes an option for an additional two years. This comes as no surprise as the Fuel have been Chicago’s ECHL Affiliate since they joined the league in 2014. Indy has made the Kelly Cup Playoffs in three of the last four seasons.

Over the course of the 10-year partnership, 11 players who have played with the Fuel have seen time in the NHL, including goaltenders Matt Tompkins and Kevin Lankinen. For a young team like the Blackhawks, this partnership with Indy gives them another option for their prospects and gives them a chance to stay in North America.

“We are thrilled to renew our affiliation once again with the Indy Fuel,” said IceHogs President and General Manager of Hockey Operations Mark Bernard. “For the past 10 seasons, the relationship between organizations has been productive and impactful. Jim Hallett, Larry McQueary, and Duncan Dalmao have always treated our players with the utmost professionalism, and we look forward to continuing our partnership.

The affiliation agreement is just one of the big things happening with the Fuel. Beginning next season, Indy is moving to the newly built Fishers Event Center and will also be looking for a New PA announcer after Scott Alan recently announced that he’s heading to Bloomington to join the front office of the Bloomington Bison, one of the two expansion teams joining the ECHL for the 2024-25 season

insidetherink.com/join-us

Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

PHOTOS: Coachella Valley Firebirds vs. Milwaukee Admirals – 06/08/2024

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Saturday night at UW-Panther Arena, in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, the Milwaukee Admirals faced off against the Coachella Valley Firebirds trailing 3-1 in the series 3. A hat-trick by John Hayden helped the Firebirds take a 5-1 victory to advance to the Calder Cup Finals, eliminating the Admirals. Check […]

Read More

2024 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Raoul Boilard

The Scouting Report Raoul Boilard is a forward in this draft that may not get a lot of hype, but he can be a player that plays important roles. The 6-foot-2 and 190-pound center from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, raised some eyebrows last season by recording the most points by a rookie in the Quebec Maritime […]

Read More

ECHL: Jacob Hayhurst Heading Overseas

Kansas City Mavericks forward Jacob Hayhurst is heading to Sweden after spending the last four seasons in the AHL and ECHL. Hayhurst would spend four seasons at the NCAA level as he spent three years at RPI before spending his final year of eligibility at the University of Michigan. He would put up 30 goals […]

Read More