INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel announced their 2016 preseason schedule Thursday afternoon. The Fuel will face the Fort Wayne Komets in a home-and-home doubleheader on October 7th and 8th.
Fort Wayne will host the first game at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on the 7th and Indy will host the second at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Friday’s game in Fort Wayne is scheduled for an 8 p.m. puck drop, while Saturday’s contest in Indy is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.
All fans in attendance at Saturday’s game will receive a 2016-17 Fuel magnet schedule. There will also be a post-game autograph session in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum lobby with the entire team. Tickets for the preseason game are included in season ticket packages and will be $10 for the public.
Along with announcing their preseason schedule, the organization also announced Thursday the addition of Terry Ficorelli as the club’s new Director of Media Relations. Ficorelli brings over 30 years and 3,500 games of play-by-play experience to the broadcast booth, where he will provide the call for all 72 games this season. Fans can hear Ficorelli on CBS Sports 1430 as well as being simulcast on WTHR’s Cozi TV.
Terry comes to the club from Evansville where he was VP of Communications with the NA3HL’s Evansville Thunderbolts. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Communications, Broadcasting and Marketing for the CHL and ECHL Evansville IceMen from 2010-2014.
Before coming to Indiana, Ficorelli spent 15 years in Muskegon, Mich. doing play-by-play for the UHL Fury and the IHL Lumberjacks. He was in the booth for four Fury championships in a six-year span from 1999-2005.