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Indy Fuel look to get back into the win column against the Kalamazoo Wings.

INDIANAPOLIS: The Indy Fuel hosted the Kalamazoo Wings on a special night. The Fuel held a “Pink in the Rink” night and let fans write names of fighters and survivors of cancer on the ice.

The action started out with the Wings playing more offense then defense. One minute into the game Riley Sweeney was issued a delay of game penalty that the Fuel killed in a dramatic fashion.

The Wings did not score on the power play. After some back and forth play for a while the Fuel finally prevailed and scored a short handed goal by Nathan Noel, it was his first goal of the season.

At the 13:18 mark the Fuel were issued another penalty for slashing and scored another short handed by Noel, his second of the night and second of the season.

Not long after that the Wings then got a power play and scored with the man advantage. The goal scoree being Josh Pitt and the teammates who helped him were Kyle Bushee and Tyler Heinonen.

The Fuel were not done scoring as Cam Reid scored a goal with the assist of Nolan Descoteaux. The first period would end 3-1 with the Fuel having all the momentum.

The second period would began like it ended, the Fuel playing tough and hitting hard. At the 2:17 mark Nick Bligh started off the Fuels second period just they way they needed with a goal assisted by Cam Ried and Alex Wideman.

The Wings though scored one of their own at the 9:23 mark. The goal being scored by Heinonen and assisted by Lane Scheidl and Aaron Irving. With not a whole lot of scoring going on in this period it was just penalty kills and defense keeping it close for the Wings. The second period ended with the Fuel up 4-2.

As the third period began the Fuel looked eager and energized to get the game started, but they got the first penalty kill of the period with Reid going in the box for hooking 31 seconds into the third.

The Fuel on the penalty kill got it out when needed, and Étienne Marcoux was a brick wall during the kill. The Fuel killed the penalty off with no problems and had the edge after the kill playing in the offensive zone.

The Wings were definitely the team being aggresive, but with a 3 on 2 going the other way for the Fuel Wideman JUST mishandled the pass otherwise it would of been 5-2. Wings still being aggressive in the offensive zone.

The Fuel had the man advantage after a penalty was issued to J.T. Stenglien for slashing and Wideman burried the puck past Joel Martin for his fifth of the season assisted by Reid and Robin Press making the lead 5-2 Fuel.

With desperation mounting for the Wings they began getting hits along the boards and in the middle of the ice when they needed it, but it did not stop the Fuel from clearing the pucks or getting to the offensive side of things.

With five minutes left in the third period it was basically a keep away game for the Fuel and they seemed to have the advantage. Marcoux was making spectacular saves to keep the Wings from getting back into the game.

At the 16:12 mark Tommy Olczyk got the puck to touch the net to make the score 6-2 with the net open and the Wings with six attackers. With the Fuel playing tight defense the Wings could not get back into this one and got the win on home ice!

The Fuel came out victorious with a 6-2 win over the Wings.