INDIANAPOLIS: The Indy Fuel was on home ice today against the Brampton Beast in front of some loyal fans and looking to end the weekend with a win. The Fuels penalty kill did not help too much and neither did defense towards the end of the game.
The Indy Fuel were looking to end the weekend on a positive note Sunday afternoon after losing two on the road. Well Brampton had a different plan in mind scoring 6:56 in the game on a power play goal by David Ling, assisted by Brandon Marino, and David Pacan.
Matt Rupert decided to take matters into his own hands scoring an unassisted goal at the 7:36 minute mark giving the Fuel some life. That was short lived when Pacan put one past Jake Hildebrand at the 15:58 minute mark on a power play.
Starting the second period down 2-1 probably was not on the list for the Fuel this Sunday. Well, Chris Desousa and Alex Wideman got some pucks past Zachary Fucale of the Beasts. With the Fuel now in the lead they were feeling pretty confident in themselves.
Then Daultan Leveille put one past Hildebrand to tie up the game at three assisted by David Vallorani. With the game now tied at 3 and the Fuel on the power play Rupert snipes one home for the Fuel giving them the lead again.
Coming onto the ice to start the third period the Fuel had no idea the Beasts were going to score four more to put a sour end to a sour weekend. The Fuels defense once again let them down and they could not get a win this weekend.
I am concerned about this team a little bit. The last time they won a game was eight games ago. The Fuel has lost now seven games and they do not play again till February 15th against the Allen Americans.
The Fuel really need to start finding ways to win because the fans are getting a little restless and they do not like seeing the Fuel lose all the time especially on home ice. I am getting tired of repeating myself.
I will end it with this knowledge; if they love this game they need to play with heart, if they just like this game why are they playing? The kids that watch them look up to them, hockey enthusiast want the best from them.
I guess the rebuilding stage comes with a price but if I know one thing it’s to not give up because if the Chicago Cubs can win a World Series, The Indy Fuel will one day win the Kelley Cup.